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Kerry, John Kerry: Defense Secretary

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Just when the newsflow surrounding America's military-industrial complex couldn't get any more surreal, and on Veterans day on top of everything, here comes the WaPo with news that virtually assures all defense companies should open limit up tomorrow: "President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus." That's right: John "Swiftboat" Kerry, the same John Kerry who accused Vietnam vets of committing war crimes; the same John Kerry of the whole military service controversy.

 More "Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations." As to Petraeus, who may or may not testify over the Benghazi affair, but apparently is excused due to his familial infidelities, and whose sexual dalliances were (not) ironically captured best by The Onion, his replacement is also becoming clear: "John O. Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, is a leading contender for the CIA job if he wants it, officials said. If Brennan goes ahead with his plan to leave government, Michael J. Morell, the agency’s acting director, is the prohibitive favorite to take over permanently. Officials cautioned that the White House discussions are still in the early phases and that no decisions have been made."

WaPo continues:

Rice, one of an inner circle of aides who have been with Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2007, is under particular fire over the Benghazi incident, in which the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed.

 

Some Republican lawmakers have suggested that she was part of what they suspect was an initial, election-related attempt to portray the attack as a peaceful demonstration that turned violent, rather than what the administration now acknowledges was an organized terrorist assault.

 

Rice’s description, days after the attack, of a protest gone wrong was either intentionally misleading or incompetent, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday. Rice, he said, “would have an in­cred­ibly difficult time” winning Senate confirmation as secretary of state.

 

But several White House officials said Obama is prepared to dig in his heels over her nomination to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

 

Rice’s post-Benghazi remarks on several television news shows were merely a recitation of administration talking points drawn directly from intelligence available at the time, said the senior administration officials, who agreed to discuss the closely held transition planning only on the condition of anonymity.

While the "cons" of Kerry in charge of US defense are quite obvious to everyone, the "pros" is undeniable: Kerry will soon be given the chance to talk any and all US enemies, foreign and domestic, if not to death then certainly to near comatose state.

 


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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:10 | Link to Comment Zé Cacetudo
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Another Skull & Bones character...

Read "War is a Racket" by USMC Major General Smedley Butler: http://archive.org/stream/WarIsARacket/WarIsARacket_djvu.txt

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:13 | Link to Comment flacon
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John Kerry walks into a bar. The bar tender asks: "Why the long face?"

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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I voted against that nuclear attack before I voted for it...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment no taste
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Come on Karl Rove, bring on the hate.  Can't you get Condi the job?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_rolled is out.  Karl Roving is in!  In the dumpster that is.

You, too, can Karl Rove.  Create a link that describes what a failure Karl Rove is, and you will have Karl Roved!  It is the newest Internet sensation.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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Well, if Kerrry declines the nomination, there's always that other heavily decorated veteran, Al Gore.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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I just start involuntary evil laughing these days when I hear the name Karl Rove.

For Pure Unadul­ter­at­ed Re­venge. That's all this is about.

Alex Jones Caller Ron Paul Revenge Voters For Obama 11/09/2012

www.myspace.com/video/vid/109079927

Edit: And, I don't feel the need to monitor mainstream media news propaganda anymore. Win Win situation.

 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:55 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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i voted for gary johnson (and beat the draft) but both kerry and gore actually were in vietnam when the war was on, unlike g.w. bush, cheney, joe lieberman, john bolton, paul wolfowitz, scooter libby....  the list of chickenhawks is nearly endless, indeed g.w. has a post on it above.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:34 | Link to Comment markmotive
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At least this guy has experienced war to some extent.

War is hell.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2012/09/24/documentary-no-more-hiroshima/

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:58 | Link to Comment redpill
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We have 315 million people in this country, how come we keep seeing the same dozen fuckwads come up for every fucking position that someone has decided to leave before they get indicted for something?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:08 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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Ron Paul Supporter Rips Neocon Bill Kristol on CSPAN (Mirrored from geghamavetisyan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcLarD3RBhU&feature=youtu.be

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:37 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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Just about teh only GOOD news an Amerikin could hope fer:

"...no decisions have been made."

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:31 | Link to Comment Vigilante
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@REDPILL

There is a limited pool of 33 degree Freemasons to choose from.

Hence the same fucktards

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:52 | Link to Comment route40misery
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Just wondering who are the assholes who junked you on this one???? Truth is truth!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:28 | Link to Comment newengland
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Kerry is a shill for corporatists, and he is a college boy brat who believes everything he was told, and he has had NO experience of the world beyond his own arse....and the money of his wives. Mossad knows that he is an 'educated fool' and 'useful idiot'.

 

It may be amusing for some ZHers to mock Kerry or support him. 

Divide and conquer. Useful for your foes.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 07:41 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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Kerry's wife pulls his strings.  She wears the pants in that family.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:47 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Along with McStain, Skerry helped cover up the missing MIAs from Nam.

He's as evil as the rest. Move along.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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Markmotive,

Thanks for the video link. Documentary highly recommended. Very well done. Saved to favorites.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:16 | Link to Comment roadlust
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And he didn't "accuse" Americans of War Crimes in Vietnam, he simply pointed out the obvious truth about them.

 

Of course they continue today.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:25 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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He relayed the veterans' own stories at their request. And yes, the atrocities continue as does the desire of the troops to tell their fellow citizens the truth about war.

 

Winter Soldier


Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan featured testimony from U.S. veterans who served in those occupations, giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.

 

http://www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:06 | Link to Comment Lord Koos
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You can say what you like about Kerry, but he served honorably.  I doubt if 80% of the American yahoos on ZH have ever served their country in any capacity.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:54 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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I doubt that 80 percent of Americans worked to hide the truth about missing MIAs, too, or fit into stories like this in odd ways:

http://loveforlife.com.au/content/11/05/29/child-trafficking-sex-scandal...

 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:10 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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And Kerry chose this fellow to introduce him at the convention (to accept the nomination in 04), a "swift boat" comrade--whatever.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/23/porn.conviction/index.html

From the piece:

A lawyer who served in the Clinton administration and more recently was an adviser to California's lieutenant governor pleaded guilty to a child porn charge in a San Diego federal court Monday.

Wade Rowland Sanders admitted to having 600 images of minors on his computer, including a video depicting "several prepubescent females engaged in sexual conduct with an adult male and performing oral sex on one another," according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Hewitt.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:53 | Link to Comment Monedas
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More fuel rods for North Curea !

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:14 | Link to Comment jballz
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Holy Fucking Shit!

A John Kerry article with a link to a Myspace video in the comments section.

It worked! Marty! It's the Doc! IT WORKED!!!!!!!!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 02:04 | Link to Comment bushwarcrime
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chuckles

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:46 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Leon Panetta .... 1 billion in stimulus .... 14,000 organ grinder positions with good locations through out southern Italy .... monkeys not included !

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:45 | Link to Comment Shhh dont wake ...
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LOL! That made me Laugh!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Military-type decorations or Christmas and pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey type decorations?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:01 | Link to Comment knukles
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As defense secretary?

LOL ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha

holy shit.... 

....and somebody's not TrYiNg to destroy the country....

See, this is what we get for the Republicans reelecting Obie

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:54 | Link to Comment macholatte
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Enough of this shit! 

You want to know what's happening in DC?

You want to know who gets which job?

 

Just go here......

http://www.americanprogress.org/

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:23 | Link to Comment knukles
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That's scary shit, man.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:31 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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I heard Dr Ron Paul is actually being considered for Secretary of State position. A little birdy told me.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 02:56 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Ron Paul is being considered for US Treasury

Andrew Jackson came back from the grave to run for Presidency.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:33 | Link to Comment Vigilante
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Ron Paul is only suitable for  librarian..

...or a sidekick for Mr Bean

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:43 | Link to Comment bunnyswanson
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3SrhBfEeCg

Ron Paul asks Ben Bernanke to define what exactly "money" is.  5 min or so.

 

Ron Paul...This man is brave.  Not accepting bribes distinguishes gentlmen and scholars from flim-flam men with flushed cheeks and sweaty handshakes.

 

 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:48 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Ron Paul is only suitable for  librarian..

...or a sidekick for Mr Bean

 

 

You're only suitable as a sidekick to Mr. Blackadder.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r0a582B9hQ

 

 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:05 | Link to Comment Vigilante
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This is the man you idolize....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOEJGKusJb8

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:12 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Whereas you enjoy receiving homosexual overtures from freaks. Isn't that right, Baldrick?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:04 | Link to Comment Vigilante
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This is the man you idolize....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOEJGKusJb8

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:12 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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You said that already.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:47 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Are you kidding?  That's one of the catchiest marketing campaigns I've seen in awhile.

The Many Benefits of Paid Leave

I wouldn't mind some paid leave.  The rat race is getting to me.  And hell, wasn't there a cool Indian tradition awhile back?

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=897&dat=19500111&id=AjtPAAAAIBAJ&s...

We invented washing machines for a reason and all.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:57 | Link to Comment oldman
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knukles----

Great sarcasm!!!

Progressive? Not unless the word has a new definition.

A one-party political system in which 99% vote for more of the same---no matter which clown won----nothing scary at all about it.

Just a lot hot air on the web and at ZH from the troll/zombies of the u. s.

I used to think that there would be a change in y country, but there is no chance of this now.

Only two million voted for 'other' and probably 80% of those were just children with no idea of  anything. I hope I am wrong about all of this and just an angry oldman, but it feels more like the most profound sadness of y life.

Good luck to you and keep up the good cheer      om

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:20 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Why, it's a bunch of...Reds!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 07:57 | Link to Comment Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"Why, it's a bunch of...Reds!"

Correct-

"A better and peaceful world is possible — a world where people and nature come before profits. That’s socialism. That’s our vision. We are the Communist Party USA."

http://www.cpusa.org/

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Jay Gould Esq.
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Actually, flacon, Kerry would have the first word:

"Do you know who I am ?"

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:27 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Can't let Kerry pass by without slipping one of my knives through his ribs...metaphorically ;-)

"As a member of the Senate Finance Committee's Subcommittee on Health, Kerry played a key role in shaping President Obama's healthcare reform legislation in 2009 — while also raking in cash from healthcare investments.

Here's how he did it, according to Schweizer:

  • As passage Obamacare seemed more likely, Kerry bought nearly $750,000 in Teva Pharmaceuticals stock, one of several big drug companies that benefitted from the health care bill. When the bill was signed in 2010, the Kerrys sold some of their Teva shares, making tens of thousands of dollars in capital gains. They kept more than $1 million worth of Teva stock.
  • In 2009, the Kerrys also picked up shares in ResMed, a medical device manufacturer that was a big winner in the healthcare reform battle. In early versions of the bill, medical device companies would have been subject to higher taxes. Kerry opposed the taxes, and the fees were much lower in the final version. ResMed's stock rose 71% when the bill was passed.
  • The Kerrys also invested in hospital supplier Thermo Fisher Scientific, a major beneficiary of the healthcare bill. The stock jumped 40% after Obamacare passed.
  • At the same time, the Kerrys dumped all of their investments in the health insurance industry, including shares in United Health and Wellpoint. Needlesstosay, healthcare providers were the biggest losers in Obamacare.

Schweizer notes that Kerry has been cashing in on inside information about the healthcare industry since long before Obamacare:

More...

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-11-16/politics/30404758_1_kerrys-massachusetts-democrat-obamacare#ixzz2C3sajixo

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment flacon
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KERRY: "I'm from Yale. How may you help me?"

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:37 | Link to Comment CIABS
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What's up with Leon Panetta?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:43 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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"What's up with Leon Panetta?"

Why, he's up for this year's "Les Aspin Blackhawk-Down" Award for the  Cwm of the year award.

Don't cha' know.

- Ned

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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how do you spell that sound a horse makes when it flays its nostrils and its lips smack together

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment knukles
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Phhhhhhhhhhhhhtttt....

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:25 | Link to Comment flacon
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"John Kerry"

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:38 | Link to Comment putaipan
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Wiiiiilllber....

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:19 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Of course, of course!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:43 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Teva?... Isn't that an Israeli company?...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:00 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Yes, I've been rollin that around in the noggin.

Was it Leon's policy to do a gun running operation to AQ in order to overthrow Quackdaffi or someone elses? Seems like someone over at Aviano or Sigonella air base would have said...ummm, these are my aircraft son...where's your orders.

No "assets" available for Benghazi huh?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:22 | Link to Comment booboo
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to bad Les had a sudden heart attack, I'm sure he could have told some stories.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:17 | Link to Comment ISEEIT
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Leon is what you might call an 'all purpose guy'. He seems to have this certain 'knack' for doing whatever is available. He pretty much is an El Capitan of sorts. Definitely a 'made' man. He knows the right people and has a nose for finding opportunity whenever it happens to knock.

Quite the little patriot. No doubt about it.

:)

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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He and Bush are fraternity brothers in a frat that takes just 15 new members per year.

They were paired in an election from a country of over 300 million.

There's a pattern here, but i just can't figure it out....

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:58 | Link to Comment john39
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Most them are also blood line relatives. Despite their truly pathetic performances, they believe themselves genetically superior to the common man. I, on the other hand, consider them inbred.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment knukles
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If you believed that you were either the direct descendent of Jesus Christ or the Annuki Reptilian blood line, you'd feel free to piss upon the peasantry, too.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:57 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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You always come through with a well-placed comment about Reptilian overlords (which is not really that unrealistic when you take a look at John Kerry).  Alway good for a laugh in these shit-infested times.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:18 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Q: What do you call it when an Annuki Reptilian sheds?

A: An election

 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:29 | Link to Comment john39
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Can really see the family nose shared by George bush and queen Elizabeth, the who descended directly from vlad dracula.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/9656769/Prince-Cha...

You can't make this shit up.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:47 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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It's 'Annunaki'... Annuki is what you get when you're a teenager in the back seat of a car at the lake on Friday night...

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 05:19 | Link to Comment knukles
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I get so confused

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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The claims that Barbara Bush may be Crowley's daughter are intriguing indeed.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:38 | Link to Comment Ineverslice
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Serenity now..

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:38 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Now, about that yacht tax up in Mass ;-)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38378992/ns/politics/t/sen-kerry-docks-yacht-ri-saves-taxes/

What a fucking dick.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:57 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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now, now, now, c'mon, nmewn, you don't really want to challenge our very own JFK do ya?  I mean, c'mon, this is the guy who benched his first billionaire wife (or perhaps, she dumped him-self???) and then he hooked up with The Thereza Heinz, she of the drunk raisins, she of the, why, she's South African.

- Ned

{and then littlest_meat has come into the room, and asking "dad, what are you do'in?"}

{{and I say. "I'm blogging,

and she says "Who is this nmwen?"

I have no answer for that ;-)  }}

- Ned

{{{ well, I can't say that she's a babe}}}

{{{{ revise and extend: Littlest_Meat is a babe!}}}}

 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:03 | Link to Comment nmewn
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She has to be ;-)

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:50 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Heinz special sauce is truly American... It has 57 ingredients... One from every state in the US...

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:23 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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rim.

shot.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:57 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Purple heart for one grain of collateral rice shrapnel in the butt !   

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:51 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Insider trading is so awesome.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:38 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
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u mean robo?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:28 | Link to Comment flacon
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.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:39 | Link to Comment erg
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Isn't he Herman Munsters' half-brother?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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No, he's Lurch from the Addams Family

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:16 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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Lurch is dead......oh wait......we're both right

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 04:51 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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you rang?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:06 | Link to Comment Larry Dallas
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Don't forget his infamous quote regarding the military.

To paraphrase: "study hard in school, go to a good college. Otherwise you wind up in Iraq."

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:26 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Sounds like reasonable advice for a young person.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:40 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Playboy Zombie !

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:49 | Link to Comment dbomb12
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Classic

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Fredo Corleone
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John Forbes Kerry -- the vetting/financial disclosure statement(s) should be rather interesting, as Kerry's "net worth" is largely his second wife's first husband's trust fund.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:48 | Link to Comment no taste
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Heinz ketchup for everyone!

It is not just a condiment.  It's a food group.

At least we will save some money relative to cost of flying Panetta to California every weekend.  Kerry is rich enough to afford his own jet and pay for the fuel.  Oops, but he is cheap enough to send the bill to the counter staff at Mickey D's

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Jugdish
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He laid in a coffin filled with shit and masterbated with his buddies at Yale. Later,  he (may have) attended orgies with gay porn stars, children, and animals like the edited one in Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut. A real one of a kind Ameirican Patriot.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:34 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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He's certainly QUALIFIED, then...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:41 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...well, it does not matter, at this point, if the scumbag has a secret oath binding his allegiance to the occult order of Skull and Bones, thereby holding the United States Constitution in contempt, now does it? Hell, this asshole could be the JC and DCI, it's not going to ''change'' how the words ''stupid'' and ''pathetic'' define the people that appoint these threats to our security. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDYFgaAq8Ww

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:47 | Link to Comment Translational Lift
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What F'N Gulag did I wake up in!!  Absolutely surreal ...........

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:38 | Link to Comment TideFighter
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4 band aids, 4 purple hearts

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:01 | Link to Comment jballz
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The US did commit war crimes in Vietnam. Vietnam was pretty much one long heinous war crime. 

Hey John Kerry is an asshole, no debate there.

But ZeroHedge is sounding more andmore like a Republican echo chamber by the day. Swifboats, really? Fuck. 

 

 

 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:36 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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It's true. About ZH. Hard Right, Hard down turn in the very recent past.

And likewise for comments too. Perhaps an echo-chamber for the mood in gold-lovng libertarian world?

Curious though.

Need to take it with a dollop of ketchup now-adays. 

ori

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:25 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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ORI, you're sounding more American yourself these days.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:01 | Link to Comment salvadordaly
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Is anyone sitting back and starting to scratch their head and wondering what the hell is going on in "MY" country? Is this "YOUR" country? Wake the F**K up America! Bengazi is now a sex scandel? Stupid F**kers! I am not fully prepared, but I will outlast the masses. Good luck ZHedgers we are now officially on our own! Hope the best for all! America has gotten what it deserves.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 03:11 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Medvedev, tell Vlad I'm using that "flexibility" now.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 02:43 | Link to Comment JKearney3153
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way to "cross the aisle" mr. president....

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 07:08 | Link to Comment ManuelSDT
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Now that we are doomed to another 4 years of the fraud in chief I really wish this blog and others like it would more heavily cover the story of Obama's fraudulent documents. Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen it here. This is such an open and shut case and it's so obvious. I implore you to hammer this story relentlessly until there is more mainstream awareness.... http://www.singledudetravel.com/2012/11/obamas-fraudulent-documents-how-...

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 07:52 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Wait a sec, I thought Leon Panetta was Secretary of "Defense."  He resigning too?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:11 | Link to Comment Rossalgondamer
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No, but his mistress's voicemail is full of threatening messages.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment gerald.steiner@...
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get ready for a new false flag with this criminal!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:13 | Link to Comment RazvanM
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WTF? This man risked his life in real war, one of the worst for american soldiers, and he is mocked that his wife is the pants bearer in the family? And you supposedly read "War is a Racket", especially the Chapter THREE - "Who Pays the Bills?". Here is an excerpt:

"Boys with a normal viewpoint were taken out of the fields and offices and factories and classrooms and put into the ranks. There they were remolded; they were made over; they were made to "about face"; to regard murder as the order of the day. They were put shoulder to shoulder and, through mass psychology, they were entirely changed. We used them for a couple of years and trained them to think nothing at all of killing or of being killed. Then, suddenly, we discharged them and told them to make another "about face" ! This time they had to do their own readjustment, sans [without] mass psychology, sans officers' aid and advice and sans nation-wide propaganda. We didn't need them any more. So we scattered them about without any "three-minute" or "Liberty Loan" speeches or parades. Many, too many, of these fine young boys are eventually destroyed, mentally, because they could not make that final "about face" alone. In the government hospital in Marion, Indiana, 1,800 of these boys are in pens! Five hundred of them in a barracks with steel bars and wires all around outside the buildings and on the porches. These already have been mentally destroyed. These boys don't even look like human beings. Oh, the looks on their faces! Physically, they are in good shape; mentally, they are gone. There are thousands and thousands of these cases, and more and more are coming in all the time. The tremendous excitement of the war, the sudden cutting off of that excitement -- the young boys couldn't stand it.

That's a part of the bill. So much for the dead -- they have paid their part of the war profits. So much for the mentally and physically wounded -- they are paying now their share of the war profits. But the others paid, too -- they paid with heartbreaks when they tore themselves away from their firesides and their families to don the uniform of Uncle Sam -- on which a profit had been made. They paid another part in the training camps where they were regimented and drilled while others took their jobs and their places in the lives of their communities. The paid for it in the trenches where they shot and were shot; where they were hungry for days at a time; where they slept in the mud and the cold and in the rain -- with the moans and shrieks of the dying for a horrible lullaby."

Something is really sick in this picture.
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment waviator
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The guy who took his own camera crew to film himself in Vietnam should be very happy with all the facetime he gets as Secretary of Offense. I mean Defense, I think...whichever

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:11 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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John fucking Kerry?

Bernie Madoff for Treas. Sec. and Jon Corzine for Atty. Gen, fuck it

I've never seen a country more proud to fuck itself in the ass.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:12 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Holy shit that was funny.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:58 | Link to Comment knukles
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So Mooch'll get to be proud to be an American one more time...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:07 | Link to Comment nmewn
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She's gotta a tough row to hoe now though...the Belgian government are revoking their sugar tax on the people.

So close...and yet so far ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqz9eyakGqY

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Ricky Bobby
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It is a psychological attack on any thinking person, and of course that would be the intent of the choice.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:56 | Link to Comment San Diego Gold Bug
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Everyone into their bunkers now......lock and load the .308's, etc and make sure you order that Domino's pizza because it will be the last one that arrives in 30 minutes during our lifetime!!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:30 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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I'm drinking wine and eating cheese, and catching some rays, you know.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3lJIwaZ6f8

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment yogibear
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The government goons will be all over you now for revealing Obama's appointments for his second term.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:20 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Secretary of The Navy, Masswachusetts Conrwasman Bwarney Fwank.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 07:57 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:13 | Link to Comment pleseus
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Mr. White Flag:  We will have the military backbone of France.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:59 | Link to Comment knukles
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and proud of it...

stupide Americaines

phhhht.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:08 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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now now.  let's review the facts.  kerry may well be a fool and a scoundrel (damn he marries well from a financial point of view) but he did request assignment to vietnam in 1968: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_career_of_John_Kerry)

his antiwar activity (which i much appreciated at the time) began after he returned to the u.s. and was not well received by the country's rulers at the time.  

neither strikes me as lack of backbone.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:58 | Link to Comment putaipan
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yeah, if your  trying to looky on the bright side of things.... otherwise - it's the aftermath of the mormonmafia/neonazicon's unsuccesful 'october/9-11'suprise  with a dash of petraeus honeypot double blackmail cover-up revelations to make it reeeeeally hard for obama to explain his way out of. and that's the bright side. (if i didn't do justice to things here's ben for his take -   http://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/benjamin-fulford-11-12-12-wor... )

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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A kept man,a toy boy as United States Secretary of Defense.
Down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass........
We are the laughing stock of the world. WW III cannot be far behind.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Hey!!!...he come by that wealth fair & square...he married the widow of a republican ;-)

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:35 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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Then he kept $millions in campaign funds from his 2004 presidential run. The source of his personal fortune.

Or so it is alleged. 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:52 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Seems to be the going thing...I believe Jesse Jr. is about to cop a plea for the same thing. Of course he was overwhelmingly re-elected, without campaigning...while he sat in "a nuthouse" basically.

What're gonna do right...people are fucked up in Chicago.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:06 | Link to Comment knukles
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Cultural, nmewn, it's cultural

(And "cultural" ain't been hit up as politiically incorrect, neither)

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:10 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Yes, it is cultural...I don't know how to break through it...it makes me sad & pissed at the same time.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:32 | Link to Comment knukles
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Not our job to break through it or even understand it, for it is what it is....
It's just our job to Report It As We See It
And its' Fucking Cultural!

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

 

(spell check on ZH is about the only place corrects Anglo-Saxon swear words)

             Booyah!

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 01:52 | Link to Comment dbomb12
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Not just Chicago, everywhere

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:22 | Link to Comment ekm
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The last line is super hyper hilarious. I can't stop laughing.

I'm thinking that an woman is one of the Durdens who wrote this one. The writing style has a lot of class.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:15 | Link to Comment BigInJapan
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Maaaaan, y'all are fucked now!

 

 

 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:15 | Link to Comment nmewn
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lol...oh goody.

I presume we'll have even more staged footage by his personal cameraman?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment lostcause
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 Little off topic, but the headline below should be the most important of the day.  20 States have started petitions for secession.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-...

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:44 | Link to Comment nmewn
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And...Fla, Texas and Louisiana aren't the least bit interested in setting up "ObamaCare healthcare exchanges".

These states refused.

I guess Pelosi should have read it herself before she passed it ;-)

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:12 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Here in FL the anti-ObamaCare amendment failed.  It was slightly close but those who voted for Obama here took care of that for the rest of us.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:38 | Link to Comment nmewn
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The way I understand it, is there is no federal funding mechanism in the federal law as passed, the federals assumed the states would just roll over.

http://healthreform.kff.org/en/state-exchange-profiles/florida.aspx

An unfunded mandate...unconstitutional and the House is not going to be in a hurry to fix Pelosi's mess. Am I missing something?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:06 | Link to Comment ekm
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That cannot be true, it's simply too hilarious.

Are you kidding me?

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:44 | Link to Comment nmewn
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From what I understand, they didn't put the federal funding mechanism for the state exchanges into the law.

Properly written law, has intent & purpose and funding to achieve the intent and purpose.

At the federal level, they've gotten used to socialistic edicts and mandates...the really feel good political stuff...reality is a puffed up, botoxed bitch ;-) 

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:24 | Link to Comment ekm
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http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/the_achilles_heel_of_obamacare.html

Wow. Read this. I've been waiting to see how applicability of the law folds out and  I haven't seen anything yet, but now I'm seeing the opposite.

 

I've been telling to my fellow canadians: Gov medical care for 30 million people is one thing; gov medical care for 300 millin people is extremely quite another thing  as far as applicability is concerned.

I've always thought it'd be impossible to apply it. The country is just too, too, too big for gov medical care.

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:00 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Thank you kindly for the link.

In FL, Amendment 1 would've banned the gov from requiring that Floridians purchase health ins. and would've prevented FL government from requiring this in the future.

So, it didn't pass.  If the feds require that we all jump on the Obama health train...well, I'll likely be non-compliant.  It is unconstitutional.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:44 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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Thanks for posting the link.

I had to sign it for my state.  It made me feel just a little better, for a while.

I figure the folks in the black SUVs have my name already after years of griping publicly.  Doesn't matter anyway with the giant email scanning and storage system for all of us.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:46 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Fuck em...what are they gonna do...take away our birthdays?...lol.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:07 | Link to Comment knukles
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Yes

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:12 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Cool...I'll stop aging...who wants to live forever? ;-)

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:32 | Link to Comment knukles
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Why it's room 101, Winston....

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 22:10 | Link to Comment CoolBeans
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:)

 

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Insideher Trading
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Back flip over the fiscal cliff, dissolve the government, restart, this is getting out of hand.

Can Napolitano at least return to the transvestite shop from which Obama plucked her from? I can't deal with all these clowns at the same time. Seriously, this is starting to look like a traveling carnival.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:23 | Link to Comment XitSam
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No, she is not allowed to return to Arizona. And that shop closed four years ago when she moved to DC.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 23:41 | Link to Comment San Diego Gold Bug
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Stop it Insideher Trading, I just spit a good mouthful of Lewis 2007 Reserve Cab onto my computer screen!!  Good cab at night is the only way I can deal with our curent political "field of nightmares".

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