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Austerity Means... Sharing Your Teleprompter

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When it comes to austerity in Europe, it appears that no costs are too big or too small. That goes for sharing teleprompters as well. Compare and contrast the latest remarks by Barack O'Bama (or Obama, following the president's prompt departure out of Moneygall on seasonally unadjusted volcanic ash concens) and Enda Kenny...

So who wrote Enda's speech? by JustinMacTDFM

h/t World_First


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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:53 | 1304593 firstdivision
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Hey...speeches are expensive.  They need to be rationed now.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:03 | 1304622 lizzy36
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The one thing politicians have always had is plenty of cheap words. Plenty.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:14 | 1304662 Weisbrot
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here are some words of reason



Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:43 | 1304745 TheTmfreak
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Cheap words? Have you seen how much former presidents and politicians get for speeches at college campuses and such?

But then again I'm valuing their words in fiat denominations. On the Gold and Silver scale... welll....... now we're talking about something a little different.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:28 | 1304905 Cruel Aid
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I hope he makes millions with his post presidency teleprompter gigs... and soon.

Change doesn't stop here I hope!

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:06 | 1304634 oh_bama
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Talk is cheap. With all those headlines at 0 hedge, which one is more effective than my BTFD calls?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:13 | 1304661 Weisbrot
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:27 | 1304697 Drag Racer
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not rationed but recycled, hey it's a green speech

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:21 | 1305127 NotApplicable
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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 13:08 | 1305672 A Nanny Moose
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Does that included the CO2 expelled by the politicians? Perhaps we can geo-sequester them?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:25 | 1304854 Sudden Debt
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+100 :)


Untill now, every daily speech of Obama has cost about 4 billion dollars!

(1 speech a day keeps sanity away!)

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:20 | 1304865 trav7777
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this shit is comical...what a joke of a president

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:44 | 1304941 Texas Gunslinger
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Obama made that speech in 2008 when he won the presidency.

The joke is Kenny, who clearly plagiarized it.

It's a shame that ZeroHedge confuses the time/place of the speech to make it look as if Obama spoke it in Ireland. 



Tue, 05/24/2011 - 12:49 | 1305596 trav7777
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Texas is an even bigger joke

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 13:09 | 1305630 Texas Gunslinger
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So are Volkswagen Phantoms - a car so ridiculous and over-priced, it was only sold in the US for a few years. Not even the dumbest group of consumers in the world would buy it. 



Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:50 | 1304595 ExistentialSkeptic
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Rabble-rousing rhetoric? Oh yeah.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:50 | 1304597 writingsonthewall
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3 words



Same speech - same message - same Government.

Now who's up for joining the rebel alliance?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:55 | 1304610 WhOracle
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I will answer your call to arms

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:00 | 1304616 I am more equal...
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                       ....use the force...


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:01 | 1304620 writingsonthewall
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I have a base on the moon of Endor - far out of the reaches of the NWO / Galactic Empire.


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:06 | 1304640 eckart
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Endor is a secret contributor to the IMF

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:20 | 1304675 snowball777
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Those Ewoks look more like Iceland when they start monkeyhammering ATSTs. Do you have any idea how much replacing those things add to the Empire's budget?

You can't even build em on Tatooine, because the damn rebels will steal the plans and shove them up some poor droid's poop chute (<waaaaeeeeeeeee> indeed, R2)!


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:19 | 1304684 writingsonthewall
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Endor rejected the IMF / Galactic empire when they discovered they would have to forgoe the next 30 years of nuts and berries.


The little fellas simply wouldn't stand for it.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:08 | 1304637 The Profit Prophet
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I'm starting to believe.....the unbelievable.

T.E.I.N. everyone.


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:15 | 1304835 Rusty Shorts
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:31 | 1304898 tip e. canoe
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 15:43 | 1306420 Rusty Shorts
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...i'll never be the same after seeing that.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:54 | 1304599 Ecoman11
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Maybe reuseble teleprompters is part of the clean energy plan.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:56 | 1304606 Cognitive Dissonance
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See no evil bankers, hear no evil lies, but speak the same original words.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:11 | 1304655 The Profit Prophet
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These phrases must have scored well with the multi-national focus group Goldman put together.

T.E.I.N. everyone!

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:57 | 1304609 urbanelf
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First the stocks all become correlated, now the speeches...

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:00 | 1304615 KlausK
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Sad. Someone pull the plug on this show already.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:18 | 1304681 snowball777
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Even your avatar is shocked by some German porn.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:36 | 1304717 KlausK
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Come on. Can't you guys even manufacture your own issues?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:02 | 1304619 Manthong
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Geez. Some plagiarizing speechwriter is going to be pounding the streets looking for a job soon.
But I am not disappointed because I don’t expect much from this crew.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:03 | 1304623 Husk-Erzulie
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Sometimes this shit just gets too weird for words.  One message, multiple messengers, the sheep will never notice.  Really, they won't.  You folks on this site are like the 1/2 of 1% (maybe) with your eyes and ears open.  The rest don't know and they don't want to know.  This is the (manufactured) reality of our time.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:32 | 1304700 Dr. Richard Head
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Shhhhh.....The Bachelorette is on.  Who will that carnival gal pick?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:09 | 1304624 Joe Davola
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And I'm Barry Husein O'Bama, go f**k yourself, Blarney Castle?


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:01 | 1304627 williambanzai7
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Three letters....W....T.....F.....?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:25 | 1304687 Cognitive Dissonance
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Nothing nefarious going on here Banzai7. Just like the accident that created the Reese's peanut butter cup, they simply bumped into each other and mixed up their note cards. No problem. It will all get sorted out when the Ministry of Truth and Information does it's next information scrub.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:57 | 1304995 Problem Is
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Foreign CREEP: Committee to Re-Elect the President
As the economy implodes into re-re-recession...

Expect Obama Bin Lyin' to be traveling extensively abroad for cheering crowds of dupes and foreign absurd telepromtin'...

The thin skinned bitch Barry Soetoro doesn't like criticism...

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:32 | 1304707 The Profit Prophet
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Instead of wondering "What T F", I believe we need to start wondering "Who T F".  I've never been a Bilderberger believer, but this shit is getting scarier and scarier!

T.E.I.N. everyone!

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 20:42 | 1307355 lostintheflood
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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:05 | 1304629 velobabe
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h o o k U M.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:03 | 1304631 Dan The Man
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OMG...i laughed so hard i was crying.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:06 | 1304632 SheepDog-One
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This is great Tyler! :D What a stupid world!

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:07 | 1304642 writingsonthewall
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If you're impessed by that stupidity - the items of stupidity due later this year are going to blow you away!

The cracks are appearing across the globe...

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:25 | 1304689 snowball777
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Get in on the ground floor of the stupid bubble (if you don't think the RE bubble already qualified).

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:43 | 1304747 Hephasteus
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Hey when the world is falling apart at the seams. You gotta take shortcuts.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:09 | 1304646 pepperspray
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It's called a hurley-

That's what she said.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:23 | 1304691 snowball777
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Is that a cross between a hickey and a swirlie?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:12 | 1304651 buzzsaw99
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Compare prognostications from the squid and morgan stanley. Correlation is a bitch, bitchez!

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:14 | 1304653 lizzy36
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Austerity means never having to say you are sorry for creating and legitimizing TBTF.

Now go out and BTFD.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:49 | 1304767 Cognitive Dissonance
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I love it when you talk like that.

But the one time BTFD does not work, and that time will come, I suspect you will suddenly start getting an uptick in love/hate mail. If only I could be a fly on your mailbox wall. :>)

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:18 | 1304671 cowdiddly
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Oh me laddies if we could pinch a wee tip from ye pensioners to preserve our ancestors dream of prosperity......We can temorarily borrow from gov't pensions to preserve our American dream.

I just llluuuuuvvvv a good movie preview.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:16 | 1304672 wombats
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Does anyone still take this man seriously?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:24 | 1304688 Tense INDIAN
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everythingsa going global ...why not world after all

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:27 | 1304693 snowball777
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It's the only reliable method they have for keeping their stories (well, story anyway) straight.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:48 | 1304753 Hephasteus
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<insert name here> is right about all this.

/append powerpoint_presentation

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:25 | 1304690 Dan The Man
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Reason for trip #1

so they're all on the same page for the coming UK default

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:24 | 1304694 Jason T
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I met a guy who's job was to write the annual shareholders letter for CEO's.  I was stunned to learn that at least 33% of CEO's don't even write their letter to shareholders every year.  At least that's what he said.. 33%.  

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:30 | 1304702 lizzy36
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I am stunned to learn that 66% do.

I find the key to life is managing expectations. And being a cynical bitch, with a winning smile.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:54 | 1304777 Cognitive Dissonance
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Just for that I'm shipping you four dozen footballs. Why not, the NFL (No Football League) won't be needing them this year anyway.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:50 | 1304968 tired1
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I was at a company conference where the new CEO pc babe gave a speech. I was sitting next to the guy who wrote it for her, he pointed out that she was completely clueless about company business and that she would not stay for questions after her presentation. Sure enough...... The company was Lucent.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:28 | 1305161 NotApplicable
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But, Carly speaks so well.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:30 | 1304701 faithfulwatchman
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NWO Speeches are like fruitcake, they only wrote one and passed it around. Only nobody likes this stale crap and recognize it when it comes back around.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:36 | 1304708 Seasmoke
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well its good to know that Obama has roots in Ireland , now we cant be called racist for calling him a low class nigger

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:59 | 1304795 Dr. Engali
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It's one thing to dislike the guy because he is a liar and his policies are driving the country over a cliff. But there is no call for disgusting hatred and commentary like that.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:01 | 1304834 Seasmoke
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well it was said jokingly, but it does bring up the question why its fine to call him a liar and know he is driving the country over the cliff and sit back and allow him to do that, but dont dare call him a nigger , now that is just plain wrong......guess its kind of like the NBA players not being able to call anyone who verbally abuses them a faggot......douchebag and motherfucker are ok, but faggot thats a $50,000 fine


the actions should be much more concerning than the name calling, but in PC USSA , thats no longer the case

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:33 | 1305199 NotApplicable
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Why is it fine? Why, because that's how fairness works!

While I agree with your observations, I junked your other post because it's just asking for trouble. You should know better than to try and be logical where emotional issues are concerned. People who feel victimized by some words are not likely to get over it by your dissection of their usage.


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 12:17 | 1305422 hedgeless_horseman
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People who feel victimized by some words are not likely to get over it by your dissection of their usage.

...but a little Mel Brooks humor may help.


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:34 | 1304709 White.Star.Line
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Austerity means that the same financial institutions that were bailed-out, are allowed to keep false profits, transfer the losses to the people, and then demand that assets be sold back to them to cover the "peoples" losses.

The same institutions that recieived billions and billions of bailout bucks, and transferred the debt to the nation, now advise us that "unsustainable" debt and "out of control" government spending have made our country and currency a riskier investment.

Austerity in the 1930's is what the bank manager felt, after John Dillinger and the gang filled their sacks and raced away.
Today, it is bankers revenge.......

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:35 | 1304714 Racer
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Ah well, money for foreign travel, money to police foreign visitors, money for guns and war planes and fuel to kill people.
For the poor, the pensioners and the rest of the slaves...
keep working harder so you can pay yet more taxes with less wages and then pay more for things you need.

I see where the priorities are

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:41 | 1304722 tip e. canoe
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first DSK gets busted on his way to have a meeting on Ireland.  the next week, the Queen shows up.  a couple days later, the Teleprompter stops by.

things that make you go hmmm...


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:49 | 1304769 Ratscam
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DSK actually talked about a possible setup to a French journalist two weeks before his arrest.

Or was it planned on his part instead of getting a hooker for a grand a night?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:45 | 1304741 rodocostarica
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Here is how Enda Kenny does it when there is no teleprompter


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:42 | 1304742 Dolemite
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Sell the Euro right here?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:44 | 1304751 TaxSlave
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All your base .... are belong to us.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:44 | 1304752 Hedgetard55
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I wonder if that speech has been translated into Austrian yet.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:52 | 1304779 tip e. canoe
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awesome O'Bammy campaign poster here:

says it all without nary a word.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:55 | 1304790 Dan The Man
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What the F**K is with the Captch thingy? 

12 tries using the calculator. 

My favorite...

___ plus five equals -1

Ans:  -6...wrong.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:59 | 1304792 Franken_Stein
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Hey Tyler Durden !


I am absolutely so not surprised.

Here's to you Enda Kenny, being "instructed, aligned and streamlined" at the COUNCIL ON FUCKING RELATIONS on May 5th 2011 in Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York:


Man Tyler, when will you realize what's going on here.

It's all being laid out and planned in the Council.

You really should take these meetings there into account when doing your research homework.


The list of attendants is reading like a who is who of crooks, past and present:


Topics discussed there include geopolitics, energy, global finance and war.


You can't ignore them if you want to know what unholy sick rabbit they're gonna pull next out of the zionist's hat.


Here's an excerpt:

April 14, 2011—April 15, 2011

2011 Corporate Conference

"The 2011 Corporate Conference featured an opening plenary session with Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE, moderated by CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo. Plenary sessions included former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinksi and CFR president Richard N. Haass on geopolitical risk; energy analyst Edward L. Morse, CFR adjunct senior fellow Meghan L. O'Sullivan, and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose on the future of energy; and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence and economist Carmen M. Reinhart with former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin on the economic outlook.

The conference also featured morning breakout sessions on the BRICs, global growth, and new emerging market economies, as well as afternoon small group dialogues that explored an intellectual theme for CFR's 90th anniversary, "Renewing America," which examines how policies at home directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world."


Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:23 | 1304876 trav7777
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All that is evil, all their allies; your parents, your leaders, those who would call themselves your judges; those who have lied...

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:39 | 1305230 NotApplicable
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So, which part of Tyler's post leads you to believe that he doesn't realize what's going on here?

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 09:57 | 1304799 Diogenes
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Eh, a speech is a speech. It's not as if any of them mean anything anyway.

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:14 | 1304838 baby_BLYTHE
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two hots and a cot, bitchez

Tue, 05/24/2011 - 11:14 | 1305062 slewie the pi-rat
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+2 and a bigger bed!

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