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Old 10-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
 
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Ok. So like the McCain camp is the girlfriend. The American people are the boyfriend. Boyfriend breaks up with the girl and starts dating someone else. Ex is mad, desperate to get him back. Tries everything.

Your new girl is going to cheat on you
I heard she gave a guy an STD

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I can see the connection. You've been blessed with insight!
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Seems like an act of desperation, doesn't it?
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Excerpt cut from UNDECIDED by David Sedaris

"To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of $hit with bits of broken glass in it?”"

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2008/...shouts_sedaris

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To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of $hit with bits of broken glass in it?”

Someone saw David Sederis recently....
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Yep, his column in the New Yorker!
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I saw him at a reading in Baltimore a coupla weeks ago, and he read that piece. It was high larious.

(You didn't cite your source, though....)
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I saw him at a reading in Baltimore a coupla weeks ago, and he read that piece. It was high larious.

(You didn't cite your source, though....)

Joe Biden lost his bid for presidency in the 80's for not citing a source...trying to pass others' words off as your own is kinda serious business...
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Christ, I'm just quickly copy/pasting from work, which I shouldn't be doing. I'll fix it.
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McCain's campaign is truly bothersome. The outright exaggerations teetering on lies, the fear-mongering, hate-fostering, divisive tactics, not to mention the anger, and snark... And people are supporting him? Don't these things say something about the kind of leader he would be? I think so, says he's not the kind of leader that I want, and further, not the kind of leader we need.
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McCain's campaign is truly bothersome. The outright exaggerations teetering on lies, the fear-mongering, hate-fostering, divisive tactics, not to mention the anger, and snark... And people are supporting him? Don't these things say something about the kind of leader he would be? I think so, says he's not the kind of leader that I want, and further, not the kind of leader we need.

That's one of the things that made my antennaes go up initially. The fact that McCain/Palin KEPT using fear tactics and exploiting deep-seated biases really left a sour taste in my mouth. The funny thing is that his supporters made things worse for him because they'd say outrageous things that were completely untrue or misconstrued, make really negative comments about other parties/candidates, or they'd just NOT talk about McCain's platform. That made McCain look bad in my eyes and then eventually I saw that he was doing the same.

I don't care what party someone belongs to...a smart person becomes suspicious when someone tries to scare you into doing something. And when you have to LIE to me to make me do something, my better judgment tells me it's something that I probably shouldn't be doing.

So McCain "supporters" and their ridiculous antics just made things even worse for McCain in my eyes. And then he finally began using their tactics...No one likes to know they're being manipulated. All of that manipulation just left me feeling ill at ease about voting for him.

Then he announced running with Palin and that was it...my vote was gone.
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McCain's campaign is truly bothersome. The outright exaggerations teetering on lies, the fear-mongering, hate-fostering, divisive tactics, not to mention the anger, and snark... And people are supporting him? Don't these things say something about the kind of leader he would be? I think so, says he's not the kind of leader that I want, and further, not the kind of leader we need.

That's one of the things that made my antennaes go up initially. The fact that McCain/Palin KEPT using fear tactics and exploiting deep-seated biases really left a sour taste in my mouth. The funny thing is that his supporters made things worse for him because they'd say outrageous things that were completely untrue or misconstrued, make really negative comments about other parties/candidates, or they'd just NOT talk about McCain's platform. That made McCain look bad in my eyes and then eventually I saw that he was doing the same.

I don't care what party someone belongs to...a smart person becomes suspicious when someone tries to scare you into doing something. And when you have to LIE to me to make me do something, my better judgment tells me it's something that I probably shouldn't be doing.

So McCain "supporters" and their ridiculous antics just made things even worse for McCain in my eyes. And then he finally began using their tactics...No one likes to know they're being manipulated. All of that manipulation just left me feeling ill at ease about voting for him.

Then he announced running with Palin and that was it...my vote was gone.
Well, it's good to know that there are folks who can take a step back for a better look.

What is unfortunate is that while fear and scare tactics are being undeniably used in grave excess by the McCain campaign, his supporters don't seem to see it that way.

What is sadly ironic is that the McCain campaign and it's supporters keep tossing big bad "communism" around.
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McCain's campaign is truly bothersome. The outright exaggerations teetering on lies, the fear-mongering, hate-fostering, divisive tactics, not to mention the anger, and snark... And people are supporting him? Don't these things say something about the kind of leader he would be? I think so, says he's not the kind of leader that I want, and further, not the kind of leader we need.

That's one of the things that made my antennaes go up initially. The fact that McCain/Palin KEPT using fear tactics and exploiting deep-seated biases really left a sour taste in my mouth. The funny thing is that his supporters made things worse for him because they'd say outrageous things that were completely untrue or misconstrued, make really negative comments about other parties/candidates, or they'd just NOT talk about McCain's platform. That made McCain look bad in my eyes and then eventually I saw that he was doing the same.

I don't care what party someone belongs to...a smart person becomes suspicious when someone tries to scare you into doing something. And when you have to LIE to me to make me do something, my better judgment tells me it's something that I probably shouldn't be doing.

So McCain "supporters" and their ridiculous antics just made things even worse for McCain in my eyes. And then he finally began using their tactics...No one likes to know they're being manipulated. All of that manipulation just left me feeling ill at ease about voting for him.

Then he announced running with Palin and that was it...my vote was gone.
Well, it's good to know that there are folks who can take a step back for a better look.

What is unfortunate is that while fear and scare tactics are being undeniably used in grave excess by the McCain campaign, his supporters don't seem to see it that way.

What is sadly ironic is that the McCain campaign and it's supporters keep tossing big bad "communism" around.
They throw the big red C word around because back when McCain wasn't 200 years old, it was considered the equivalent of terrorist, and since that ploy didn't work, here we go Mr McCarthy.
I doin't think I ever would have voted for him in the first place, but having Sara be VP is horrifying and she pretty much spat in the face of my family, and with my husband currently in Iraq and his battalion already scheduled for a 2010 deployment in Afghanistan I want these wars to be over ASAP, not be there for "100 years." Sure is easy to say things when your loved ones aren't affected.
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