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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 07:57 PM
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Alan Simpson: Social Security Is 'A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits'
Alan Simpson believes that Social Security is "like a milk cow with 310 million tits," according to an email he sent to the executive director of National Older Women's League Tuesday morning. Simpson co-chairs the deficit commission, which is considering various proposals to cut Social Security benefits.

Simpson's email, which OWL chief Ashley Carson released publicly, (PDF) was sent in response to an April blog post Carson wrote for the Huffington Post. Carson criticized Simpson for repeatedly describing his Social Security opponents as "Pink Panthers," arguing that the description had sexist connotations.

His email is peppered with exclamation points and condescension. At one point he urged Carson to read a certain graph, "which I hope you are able to discern if you are any good at reading graphs."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/alan_simpson_s...

Be sure to click on the link to Simpson's email. It is insulting and crude beyond belief.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 07:59 PM
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1. Republicans are 100 million dicks. nt
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another saigon Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:14 PM
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5. well he is OUR dick now
thanks to obama's incredible ability to pick the worst of the worst for every fucking appointment he has made, At least he is consistent. :(
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:31 PM
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21. It was Obama who appointed Simpson as co-chair of Cat Food Commission
and the other co-chair, Erskine Bowles, is as much an opponent of Social Security and Medicare as Simpson is. Bowles as also appointed by Obama.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:46 PM
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27. They are both Scum Bags
Get ready for the bread lines seniors
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:05 PM
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2. Yeah, keep talking Alan Simpson
Honest to god, Obama couldn't have picked a better Republican to represent their hatred of the people.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:17 PM
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6. Waitaminute. Are you saying...
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 08:23 PM by Marr
you think Obama appointed Alan Simpson co-chair of a federal commission in order to... marginalize his opinion?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:31 PM
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10. No
I said there's no one better at being an ass and enemy of the people than Alan Simpson. In that regard, good pick Obama.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:37 PM
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12. Huh?
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 08:40 PM by Marr
Unless you think the country needs it's course plotted by an 'ass and enemy of the people', my first interpretation would appear to have been correct.

Why do you think he was a good pick?
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:45 PM
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26. Except Obama picked Simpson, so Obama owns what Simpson says
This is going to be a political disaster for Obama and the Democrats. A fucking disaster.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:17 AM
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31. If you think like Elmer Fudd maybe
Obama created a commission to tackle the deficit. It's bipartisan, as commissions in this country ALWAYS are. He appointed a Republican, Alan Simpson, who Republicans really really like.

That's ALL 90% of Americans see. And when this guy acts like a buffoon, it's on HIM and the Republican Party if they don't denounce him.

That's It.

People who think what a Republican says reflects on the President, well they've got some serious critical thinking issues, putting it mildly.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:25 AM
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32. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator.
 
jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 01:26 AM
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33. Please, explain some more how critical thinking works.
Then tell me again how a president's hand-picked appointees don't reflect on him. :rofl:
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 01:45 AM
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34. If Obama wanted to marginalize the enemies of Social Security...
Edited on Wed Aug-25-10 02:03 AM by Marr
...handing them leadership positions on a commission tasked with "reforming" it is an awfully strange way to go about it. Keeping them out of the debate altogether would probably be the simplest way, don't you think...? Do you seriously think the public (or the media, for that matter) is paying close attention to the comments of people on some federal deficit commission?

Simpson is on the commission because Obama wanted Simpson's ideas on the table, period. That's not exactly a radical interpretation.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 02:13 AM
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35. That's just you missing the 88-dimensional chess moves
And when Obama moves the retirement age to 70, it'll all be part of his master plan to take down the Republicans and usher in 1000 years of happiness and light.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 11:44 AM
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39. So, did he create the Cat Food commission to score political points and accomplish nothing or did he
create it to demolish Social Security?

You can't have it both ways. Or maybe you can have it both ways... hmm.
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:49 PM
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44. Whereas you apparently think like the Road Runner.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 03:19 PM
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46. Actually, "Elmer" is sandy's weak swipe at another web site
That, apparently, only regular BOG posters are allowed to mention here.
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 03:49 PM
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48. Oh really? Interesting! My Road Runner comment still stands though.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 03:53 PM
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49. Do you know where one can acquire some ACME Exploding Bird Seed?
No reason... just asking...
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Smashcut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:03 PM
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42. OMG it's more chess!!!
:rofl:
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:08 PM
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3. Yea well we've been paying for those boob jobs all these years.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:11 PM
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4. Wait. I thought it was a dead pig.
Deficit commission co-chair says "The pig is dead. There is no more bacon to bring home."

The guy's really into farm animals, isn't he. Must be why he has such a fondness for bullshit.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:42 PM
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13. Heavy into farm animals. Loves the teat thing though.
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 08:44 PM by Poboy
The guy kept a can of 'bag balm' on his desk.
Alan Simpson often tells the story of keeping a tin of Bag Balm on his Senate desk. Bag Balm is for irritated/chafed udders.
When asked why it was there, he would answer that so many visitors were there to suckle the public teat that he was going to need the Bag Balm sooner or later.


Bag Balm is intended for use on animals only.
Keep out of the reach of children.

http://www.tomifobia.com/bagbalm/our_products.html
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:02 PM
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15. And just wtf did he think HE was doing? Who was paying HIS fucking salary?
Gaaaahhhhhhh! Way to pick 'em, Obama. :grr:

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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:21 PM
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16. It so arrogant, so disdainful.
I hate that SOB. I thought maybe he mellowed out. Now seeing this fresh email, I see he is still as assholish as ever. Still talking about teats too.
And yes, Obama intentionally, knowing his past, picked this bastard.
Way past disappointed.
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gort Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:20 PM
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7. I bet he enjoys sucking off the big teat of that Senate Pension we all pay into for him
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 08:27 PM by gort
Average Senator's pension is around 35 to 60K/yr depending on years of service.


The milk must be sour though. He always looks like he has sucked on a lemon:



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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:21 PM
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8. WTF? That's got to be dementia, or something, at work.
That's not the type of email any official should be sending.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:24 PM
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9. That 310 million people pre-paid for.
This guy is not the brightest is he? Do you suppose Obama appointed him to discredit any attempt the deficit commission might make to cut Social Security?

I agree with other DUers, cut off (and demand retroactive reimbursement) of all government pension and medical from elected government officials. Cheney first.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 03:23 PM
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47. And that Alan Simpson helped steal.
I have an idea: let's cut his Senate Pension to pay for our retirement.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 05:22 PM
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50. Let's charge them all with RICO and seize all their assets. Add punitive damages,
because of all the stress we've had to endure just having to hear their endless bullshit.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:21 PM
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51. There y'go.
I sure our brave AG will go after these criminals.

Oh... never mind.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:25 PM
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53. Buzzkill.
Thanks for bringing the reality. It may be fugly but it's ours.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:32 PM
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11. See me in hell, Simpson.
You ass.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 08:58 PM
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14. proud to be one of those tits' !
i would`t have had to retire but someone fucked up the economy...
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:22 PM
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17. Companion piece to the response Simpson sent here

http://demopedia.democraticunderground.com/discuss/dubo...

I'm with Jackpine: Decommission the commission.


Just absolutely disgusting.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:26 PM
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18. Yeah it's a milk cow
That I have been feeding for 30 effing years! :grr:
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Still Waters Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:29 PM
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19. So this is the person looking out for our interests?
Does this make anyone else absolutely shake with rage? Oh, how I wish we could force the leaders of both parties to answer our questions. I'd like to see Pres. Obama defend these comments and defend appointing someone who blatantly and apparently shamelessly wants to destroy the very program he is supposed to be "saving." And if the Pres. said something like I want all viewpoints at the table, then I'd like to ask him why this was not the case for the healthcare debate or the Wall Street bailout. I'd like for Faux viewers who are only holding on thanks to SS and Medicare hear the great Quitbull or Newtie the serial adulterer endorse Simpson's comments.

I tend to agree with what many here have surmised, that this Commission will recommend benefit cuts, raising the age limits, and (hopefully) upping the payroll tax cut-off. Of course, left completely unaddressed will be the sad fact that our beloved corporations force people out the door at age 50. There aren't many tits for people in this country between the ages of 50 and 70 to suck on, Mr. Simpson. Of course, I am sure you yourself and most of the fat cats sitting at the table with you have sucked and will continue to suck down your government furnished, taxpayer funded benefits like a big ole Hoover.

I suppose the Dems will then come out and say we won a great victory and kept the Publicans from privatizing SS. Weak, hollow, like putting a band aid on an amputation.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:31 PM
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20. Jeus Christ, do these guys just sit around making up Fox catch phrases?
Do they do ANY meaningful work at all?
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 09:44 PM
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22. If you're a Wall Streeter or Defense Contractor their work is plenty meaningful. nt
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roamer65 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:06 PM
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23. ..but Alan Simpson is one boob.
Edited on Tue Aug-24-10 10:06 PM by roamer65
He's an asshole.
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:13 PM
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24. Milk what to the last degree?
The money we pay into SS all our working lives? The horrible fact that we actually expect to collect some of that $ when we retire, if we're actually lucky enough to EVER retire?

This guy has always been a worthless hunk o' fuck anyway, and his association with the Obama administration is another punch in the gut. WTF is it with Obama and his love of these Rethug pricks and his pipe dream of a "bi-partinsaship" that couldn't even exist in a fairy tale? Wait - don't answer that...

How do you spell "Republican"? Yup, it's "E-V-I-L"!!!
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 09:19 AM
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37. We actually have the audacity to actually expect to get what we paid into all our lives! -nt
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:44 PM
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25. Kick
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:51 PM
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28. Simpson, eh?
Who is that man, Smithers?
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nilram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 10:55 PM
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29. Ends with: "Call me when you get honest work!"
Condescension? Practically hostile.
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katandmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 11:05 AM
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38. That truly stunned me. And THIS is whom Obama appointed to co-run the show on SS's fate.
What does that tell us?
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:57 PM
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45. It tells us that we need a new candidate in 2012
But we won't get one, so we've fucked ourselves completely.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-24-10 11:05 PM
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30. Hey! Look at me! I'm a tit.
Fuck you, Al.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 07:18 AM
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36. up
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Faryn Balyncd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 11:44 AM
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40. Only an asshole mis-identifies the ones who FED & RAISED THE COW as "titty-babies"
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 12:06 PM
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43. He apparently thinks it's his cow - after all, he helped steal it fair and square. nt
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 11:52 AM
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41. I guess he missed the part of the biggest piglet of all......the government
Y'know, the one that sucks all the milk and shits IOU's for the 310 million he's talking about. The IOU's that are coming due and these republican assholes don't want to pay, so they'll recommend to slash SS benefits and hope for a default.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:25 PM
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52. How awful. He had no idea when he wrote it that his ugliness would be seen by everyone.
He should certainly be fired.

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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:29 PM
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54. He's a Republican -- he is damn proud of his ugliness.
The more people that see it the better. Like a diseased flasher, cackling wildly as he scurries away.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 06:32 PM
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55. Since my husband and I cling to two of those tits,
for which we worked very hard all our lives, Simpson can kiss my ass.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-25-10 09:10 PM
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56. Please grow a pair, Mr. President. And kick this asshole off the panel...
...please.
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