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Bachmann Wins Ames Straw Poll With 29% Of Vote, Ron Paul Takes Second With 28%

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The Ames Straw vote results out of Iowa are in, and Michelle Bachmann appears to have won with 29% of the votes, or 4,823 of the 16,892 votes cast. Bernanke nemesis Ron Paul placed second, just 150 votes behind Bachmann, at 4,671, or taking down 28% of the total. For those stupefied by this result, a source on the ground informs us that Bachmann proceeded to hand out 6000 free tickets at $30 each with a mandatory registration at her booth to gain concert entrance. Furthermore, final results were probably tabulated by the BLS. As for other frontrunners, Pawlenty came in a distant third with 14% or 2,293 of the votes. The Hill has more: "A House member has never finished in the top two; extraordinarily, two House lawmakers finished nearly neck-and-neck toward the top. Bachmann is the first woman to ever win the straw poll. "We’re very excited," said Alice Steward, a spokesman for Bachmann. "it’s a very emotional night for her, she’s excited and thankful all the hard work of the supporters and volunteers paid off...Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) won about 10 percent, pizza magnate Herman Cain finished at about nine percent, and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.) drew just 35 total votes. Murmurs of huge crowds at Waterloo native's splay on the campus of Iowa State University persisted throughout the day, suggesting that momentum was with — and never waned — from Bachmann's campaign." Rounding off the field were Santorum with 10% of the vote, Herman Cain with 9%, write ins Perry and Romney with 4% and 3%, respectively, and Gingrich getting 2%. We are not quite sure if this is the cue to laugh or cry. Our money is on the latter.

More from The Hill:

A rousing late-day speech that stressed social conservative credentials and Bachmann's ties to the Hawkeye State culminated with Bachmann beckoning undecided voters to her tent, which boasted air conditioning, seating, and performances by country star Randy Travis.


"Join me, I'm heading over to the voting booth right now," she said. "Come with me now."


Pawlenty's failure to finish in the top spot raises new questions about the core health of his campaign. The former Minnesota governor has failed to raise his poll numbers outside the single digits, and had poured most of his remaining resources into the straw poll, where he hoped a victory would infuse his campaign with new momentum. 


"We made progress in moving from the back of the pack into a competitive position for the caucuses, but we have a lot more work to do," Pawlenty said in a statement. "This is a long process to restore America -- we are just beginning and I'm looking forward to a great campaign."


Pawlenty had set expectations at a finish somewhere in the top-tier; he's said repeatedly that a first-place finish wasn't essential. But even Pawlenty acknowledged Friday that a disappointing finish would force him to "reassess" his campaign, which has set itself up as more of a traditional, nationally-oriented campaign.

As for Paul...

Paul's showing caps off an effort of almost five years, dating back to his first bid for the Republican nomination way back in 2007, when he started to assemble the vast grassroots organization that propelled him to victory in today's straw poll.


He made a midday speech to straw poll participants that was heavy on playing up the Texas congressman's opposition to abortion rights; he also emphasized his opposition to the war in Iraq and criticism of U.S. monetary policy — views that tend to place him outside of the Republican mainstream.


Paul's finish Ames makes Paul's candidacy look less like a longshot, and more like a realistic possibility. The straw poll is a good, if imperfect, indicator of Republicans choice to win next February's caucuses, and Paul's finish on Saturday makes it seem increasingly plausible that he could win those contests.

Of course, if Paul were to eventually become president, we would advise him to not come within 100 miles of any school book depositories. Also to avoid prepared food, theaters, public speeches, pope mobiles (in fact any form of transportation that goes over 15 mph), to run like the wind from any and all hot tubs, jacuzzis, swimming pools, and baths, and in general to conduct his long overdue gold standard policy from a bunker several miles underground if possible.

Alas, this may all be just a tad optimistic.


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Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:11 | 1558501 CosmicBuddha
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So Ben Bernanke is not a Keynesian?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:37 | 1558515 Medea
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Why do people like you wish everything to be simple? Is it because you genuinely dislike thinking?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 08:02 | 1558552 spiral_eyes
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Bernanke is a perverted Keynesian, just like George Bush is a perverted conservative. Keynesian stimulus is explicitly about job creation and aggregate demand. QE & Obama's Stimulus are superficially about that, but really they are all about giving your money to rich people, which is why so few jobs have been created, and so little real or useful infrastructure has been created. 

Really, it's all about looting and pillaging, and the hyper-rich will use any and all ideologies in their quest to take your labour, take your money and do whatever the fuck they like. 

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 08:05 | 1558555 CosmicBuddha
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Well said spiral-eyes!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 12:59 | 1558554 CosmicBuddha
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So what is your point then? Or is it simply to criticise without offering anything of substance in reply? 


How on earth do you know what I wish? I merely point out that central planning of interest rates and the money supply is doomed to fail. Whether it is called Keynesianism or not is irrelevant. If you disagree with this point then say so, with your reasons, and we can have a debate.


It is you who seems unwilling or unable to think.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:35 | 1558514 Medea
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Your thought process and terminology are so damned confused. Try to be coherent when you want to make bold, unsupported statements about "reality."

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:38 | 1558557 CosmicBuddha
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"Reality", in the sense that I use it here, is the reality of the market place. That is that millions of people interacting within a free market determine a fair price both for goods and services as well as the price of money itself, i.e. the interest rate. Interfering with the money supply and interest rates interferes with the pricing mechanism and the "reality" of a free market. We are told we live in a free market capitalist system, this is therefore the "reality" I refer to. The fact that there is not a free market with respect to money therefore flies in the face of this "reality".


I hope this clarifies what I meant.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:04 | 1558220 navy62802
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Correction - A lot of people are having (not going to have) a really bad decade. The future is that their "really bad decade" is only going to get worse if we continue traveling down the road we've been on for the past several decades.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:27 | 1558533 Withdrawn Sanction
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Has it ever occurred to you that voting for the worst candidate may be the best option now?

And Im sure you've followed that thought to its logical conclusion.  That is, by voting for the lesser of two is still voting for (and enabling) evil.   Stop empowering your enslavers.  Stop participating in the fraud that is voting.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:20 | 1557846 Michael
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Dr Ron Paul placed second within a cunt hair of Michelle Backmann in todays Aims Iowa straw poll.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:23 | 1557855 whaletail
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+150 kinky hairs

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:29 | 1557866 Michael
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If Ron Paul actually wins the Presidency in 2012, I would strongly recommend he lock himself in Cheyenne Mountain Complex for at least 6 months while implementing cuts and slashing the size of government.

Cheyenne mountain complex - short documentation

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:40 | 1557904 snowball777
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No need to worry yourself about that.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:43 | 1557910 Miss Expectations
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Or, set up operations in the gold vault at the NY Fed... 50 feet below sea level in the bedrock of Manhattan.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:53 | 1557944 caerus
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maybe he could borrow steve jobs' moon fortress...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:01 | 1558210 TwelfthVulture
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It's probably pretty spacious down there.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:15 | 1558438 blunderdog
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If I'm unanimously chosen as Grand High Overlord of the Entire Universe tomorrow, I'll be sure to contact you and ask what my first acts should be.

Thanks in advance.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:27 | 1558045 ISEEIT
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I guess the only thing I like about you Michael is that you are consistent.

I dream of RP becoming our next President too. I also understand that it ain't gunna happen unless we are willing to spill blood. Lot's of blood.

And mostly our own.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:05 | 1558122 Imminent Crucible
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You need not worry about Ron Paul ever winning a Presidential election.  There's a reason the polling places have been fitted out with Diebold electronic ballot machines. It's not to keep chads off the floor.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 14:13 | 1559165 Problem Is
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Vote flipping Diebold election fraud is exactly how "Spineless" Hairy Reid got re-elected... That and his son was a county commissioner in Clark county... the largest county in Nevada...

Videos Caught Reid in Vote Flipping Election Fraud
Numerous early voting seniors complained that the Diebold screen had Douche-Bag Reid already checked or would flip to Reid when they tried to save and exit the screen... Youtube videos were uploaded to verify the Reid election fraud....

And his Douche bag son paid a record fine of $25k for funneling illegal campaign contributions into his governor bid to circumvent campaign contribution limits... 

The "Spineless" Reid Family
Douche Bags one and all... Flip'em like pancakes you spineless bitch Reid...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:32 | 1558171 Michael
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It's not about winning, it's about spreading the message and waking people up.

It's about voting for your own principals as opposed to massaging your ego and voting for whom the MSM tells you who can and can't win.

I don't care who TV personalities say can't win. I can still Vote for Dr Ron Paul and feel good about doing it.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 15:13 | 1559290 slewie the pi-rat
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that's right!  and if he can't with the R nomination, maybe he can take over Peace & Freedom.  oh, wait!  that ralphie nader's ticked, that's where i put the #2 pencil to my ballot, back in '08.

maybe paul would consider the vice-presidency

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:11 | 1557817 dwdollar
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Personally I don't want Ron Paul to win because it's already to late to save this country and I don't want him to take the blame for what is about to happen.. We are trapped in a Keynesian death spiral and there is no way out. It's an express train to a complete and total collapse.

Let the RINOs and Liberals argue about what to cut (defense or entitlements). It's a waste of time to convince them otherwise because it's already too late! Save yourself and prepare for The Greater Depression.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:19 | 1557844 spiral_eyes
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ending all the wars, and stopping all the corporatist/bailout spending, dropping corporation tax for manufacturers to 0, defaulting on a portion of the debt and ending all the wasteful shit like the department of education would be a damn good start at stopping the death spiral. imagine if all that military-industrial complex bomb-building infrastructure was converted to making things people need? massive boost.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:31 | 1557862 dwdollar
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How are you going to convince the people to do that?  It's not going to happen.  That's WHY it's too late.  Sure, things could always be undone WITH the consent of the people, but you're never going to get that consent.

The economy has to blow out and people have to live in true poverty (the kind where you are hungry) for at least a generation so their dependence is severed.  Only after their dependence is severed, will people agree that big government is bad.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:42 | 1557899 spiral_eyes
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eisenhower warned us of this 50 years ago, and gave us the answer: an awake and informed citizenry. it looked bad in the 80s and 90s when we started accumulating all this debt but you know what? — we now have this incredible tool of information technology to expose the fallacies of the krugmanites, the corruption of murdoch and enron and the largesse of every fucking corporation who sucks from the teat of the taxpayer.

the pre-industrial feudal lords tried to hold back progress for so, so long. but you know what? corruption and loot-and-pillage-economics sucks for everyone, in the long run. cause econ isn't zero sum. so after the industrial revolution finally took place, well today most americans live better (in many, but not all ways) than kings and queens did in the old world. what would henry viii done for net access, a texas steakhouse and youporn?

of course, it's made our minds fat and stupid. the aware and informed may have the tools to wake up the stupefied but it still isn't easy. you may be right everything has to fuck up and we have to have some kind of reconstruction. but let's at least try to help the situation and get the reforms we need to plod through.

what the fuck have we got to lose? our real identities — and the fact we read zero hedge and whatever other insidious anti-establishment propaganda — are all on record in at&t data centres and the pentagon black box rooms. 

so who gives a fuck?

be the change you wish to see. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:50 | 1557924 dwdollar
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Sure, I'll vote for Ron Paul out of principle, but it won't matter.  There's no way Paul can survive without talk radio behind him.  Perry and/or Palin is the likely ticket.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:00 | 1557963 spiral_eyes
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there's another scenario that could come out of ron paul finishing a solid second behind perry:

paul/ventura as the anti-war, anti-bailout, pro-liberty independent ticket. paul isn't at home with the republicans. maybe his son is, but ron is better off as an independent.

split the neocon "do whatever the mainstream media says" pro-bailout pro-wall streeter corporatist vote! need ross perot, the koch brothers and god damn anyone else with $$$ who claims to care about liberty to get behind that if it happens.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:16 | 1558021 navy62802
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Now there's an interesting thought. Who would Paul actually choose as a running mate? Peter Schiff? Judge Napolitano?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:47 | 1558088 smore
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How about Alex Jones?  He seems more suited for the zombie apocalyse just over the horizon.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:58 | 1558108 KowPie
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Hell, he should pick Bachmann. With his intellect and her fried dog gobbling ability, they couldn't lose!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:08 | 1558433 Judge Holden
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He's spoken highly of Gary Johnson in the past.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:37 | 1558450 John_Coltrane
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Yes, that would be a great choice.  Johnson did a great job a NM governor.  Tried to decriminalize pot and lowered tax rates as promished.  A self-made guy and independent thinker.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:16 | 1558439 blunderdog
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Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:13 | 1558504 NoClueSneaker
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Hm, RP gave that answer b4. Dennis Kucinich ...

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 12:36 | 1559015 Bam_Man
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Admiral Stockdale.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:44 | 1558539 Withdrawn Sanction
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There's no way Paul can survive without talk radio behind him

Good point.  I noticed on Friday the Right Wing Radio Ranters became enraged whenever Ron Paul was mentioned.  They were especially outraged about his calls to end the endless trifecta of wars.  The bloodlust of these guys was as palpable as it was unbalanced, and shows them to be conservatives in the truest sense of that word:  i.e., preservers of the status quo.

The Ranters never challenged RP's positions on the issues, they just issued invective and character assasination.  All of which is a very interesting telltale b/c it shows (a) the Neocons have no rational answers to RP's ideas, and (b) they're scared (terrified actually) that he might be right and they might be wrong, and (c) that even the sheeple of Iowa may be waking up to that fact.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 09:21 | 1558587 Widowmaker
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Give me a break. The people in Iowa are drunk and fast asleep at the wheel, just like always. You have not been paying attention for the last 40 years.

Is that shit filled twinkee in her mouth from Exxon or Goldshlepp Sachstein?

Drill, drill, drill or Israel? You know the answer, the people lose, which is the only thing on the ballot.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 09:45 | 1558618 dwdollar
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"They were especially outraged about his calls to end the endless trifecta of wars."

Don't forget their endless squawking about Iran. I suppose they want to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities? What do they plan on using to gain air superiority against an advanced air defense system provided by Russia and China? Maybe they haven't realized but BOTH the F22 and F35 are grounded indefinitely with technical problems. The military is stretched to it's max and new funding is tight. Iran is a perfect setup for an embarrassing bloody nose provided by Russia and China.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:30 | 1558377 Libertarian777
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If he wins I think he will surprise everyone at how quickly we can find a bottom and how quickly the free market will restore economic freedom to everyone once competing currencies are legalized.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:05 | 1557979 pesamystik
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Romney is a "venture capitalist" ergo he is ok in the neocon playbook. I have noticed a massive media diversion surrounding Paul as well. Every article I read he barely gets a mention, even after he came so close to winning. I have no doubt that if he even had a chance of becoming president, he would be taken out. The Jews of America will not let him win, along with their plutocrat bed buddies.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:29 | 1558165 DeadFred
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Last time around the media would report the election results right up to the person who finished just ahead ahead of Ron Paul. The headlines tomorrow will say Bachman wins and talk about the 'favorites' who weren't in the race, but you'll have to dig to find out who else was running and how they fared.

Despite the fact it's too late to turn the ship around, Paul would be the best person in charge when we need to transition between this kleptocracy and whatever comes next. Hope that he wins.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:01 | 1558113 KowPie
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Wow. That one could be seriously Photo Shopped into a super viral pic seen round the world. Her handlers must have been selected by her oposition. Crazy as a moonbat.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:46 | 1558192 Heroic Couplet
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Heh. I always say Barack Obama has a sense of humor that goes right over the top of most of most people's heads.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 02:55 | 1558424 Byte Me
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What can one say?


What a patsy...

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:22 | 1558509 NoClueSneaker
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WB7 would need 10 secs ... but methinks s1 else should do the job ....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:10 | 1558134 Kali
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I wish Molly Ivins was still around to see Rick Perry and Bachmann.  She must be rollin in her grave.?  She used to knock Bush, Perry too, bet she never dreamed Perry may be Prez too

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:07 | 1558356 dark pools of soros
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Don't piss on the Rommel name

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:00 | 1557793 gmj
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Tyler is a naughty boy.  BAD Tyler!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:27 | 1557864 lolmao500
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Indeed he is. Calling Herman Cain the ``pizza magnate``?

The guy ran a federal reserve branch... why keep silent on that IMPORTANT FACT? And Bachmann is a nutjob with no brains... please America, don't elect her, she's just like Palin, a dumb and crazy woman... and soon they'll do a porn movie with her name in the title... after Nailin Palin, they'll do Nailin Bachmann!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:43 | 1557907 WestVillageIdiot
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"Backdooring Bachmann"

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:04 | 1557975 toady
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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:59 | 1557957 Kayman
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And Bachmann is a nutjob with no brains

And being photographed swallowing a tasty corndog is your proof that she is a nutjob...

Why that is just plain nasty of you....

Stop, stop... I can't do this no more... my sides are splitting....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:10 | 1557994 legal eagle
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I would cheer a woman leader, black or Mormon leader, but really is this the Best we Can Do?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:25 | 1558511 NoClueSneaker
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Elisabeth Warren, Brooksley Borne, Janet Tavakoli & Nomi Prince ....


... for the cleaning of the pighouse. It will never happen.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 10:05 | 1558641 FEDbuster
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Roseanne Barr?  Why the fuck not?  Maybe Lady Gaga can be her VP.  All the choices, other then Ron Paul, are fucking bad jokes.  Obama should announce he's not running again like LBJ, so all the asshats on the Democrat side can come out for one final cluster fuck election season.

Hasten the Collapse, OBAMA 2012 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:14 | 1558007 snowball777
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Who cares...he "came in behind" santorum.


Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:27 | 1558047 harlanaladd
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Or maybe a title for a Boomer audience:

"Bachmann Turning-Over D[r]ive"


Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:02 | 1558117 KowPie
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Musical career: Bachmann Turn Her Over.... Drive.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:34 | 1557888 FatFingered
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Bachmann generated  just enough santorum to dominate the cockus.

Yikes!  Sorry, couldn't resist.


Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:13 | 1557822 chubbar
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Put a set of nuts on that thing and I'm pretty sure I can get her a contract making more than the Commander in chief!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:13 | 1557827 Hugh_Jorgan
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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:17 | 1557837 DarthVaderMentor
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Well said HPD, she appears dreamy-eyed and lustful as she chomps down on that big dog. I guess she's right on that submission answer, you got to respect the size of her mouth!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:55 | 1557947 legal eagle
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One tax attorney to another, she is not sexy at all. Palin is much more feminine and would be much more fun in bed- even though she is dumb as soap on a rope. This gal, hard, cold, and missionary style. When you have no heart you cannot have passion. I have no envy for the corn dog....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:15 | 1558011 Blano
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It says she wins 99% of the male vote from here on out.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:15 | 1558013 Hulk
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Needs Mayonnaise...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:02 | 1558115 Zombie
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Has anybody noticed that she's holding a tampon in her left hand or is everybody fixated on the sausage?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:11 | 1558140 Imminent Crucible
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I don't care what any of you say. Bachmann is easily the best-looking of any of the candidates. We had charm with GWB. That sucked. We got "intelligence" with Obama. That really sucked.

Let's just vote on the basis of pure physical attractiveness. How could that go wrong? People voted for the ugliest candidate in 1860. Look how that turned out.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:05 | 1558756 Vendetta
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Indeed.  If she was 280 lbs, where would she be in the race no matter what she'd say?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 22:30 | 1560384 legal eagle
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Didn't we just put a fat lady on the Supreme Court, oh sorry that ain't no lady....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:56 | 1558206 zorba THE GREEK
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That has to be the longest corn dog I've ever seen.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:13 | 1558776 Vendetta
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its called Dimon dog, the same type the Barry eats everyday. 

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:48 | 1558334 sgorem
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did i read somewhere her first cousin was monica lewdwinsky? maybe not........

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:57 | 1558342 Vic Vinegar
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Indeed it does High Plains Drifter.  Tyler made a good choice with the photo.

As for you, I ask why try and change human nature/fight wars that exist only in your own head/buy silver.

Something tells me the kidz at Sam Houston State right now are listening to this song...why not you?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 02:20 | 1558410 Milton Waddams
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It says that zh has found a steady base and goofy images of incompetent politicians incompetently deep throating sasauges sells, here,  That;s what it says. 

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:51 | 1558543 krypplephite
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"Take it all, you filthy whore"

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:52 | 1558544 HITMAN56
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2nd that

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 18:43 | 1559919 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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that picture says it all............

I fucking hate politicians.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:40 | 1557743 snowball777
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That pic: priceless. ROTFLMFAO

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:43 | 1557745 rodocostarica
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go Ron . WhAt a victory.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:29 | 1557871 Hugh_Jorgan
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Ron Paul's stance on Iran is terrifying. I love his other policies, but he seems to think that we can treat Iran the way we did the Russians during the cold war. He is fine with Iran having nukes because he thinks that they will use them as a deterrent like everyone else. Guess again.

If you haven't read the 12th Imam, I recommend it, (though you may know much of what is in it). Ahmadinejad and his Shia 12-ers think that washing the world in blood by attacking Israel and America will bring about 1000 years of Utopian Islamic rule. Paul doesn't seem to understand that people who's fantasy is to "die while killing for their God" are not interested in the trappings of this world. I understand his reasoning for this opinion, consistency of policy, I respect that. But, when it comes to Iran, you cannot apply the same policy because they have a totally different agenda than the garden variety Western megalomaniacs that we all know and love.

Ron Paul should be put in charge of the US Treasury, not be POTUS.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:48 | 1557920's picture

Iran has a limited military capability and has not started a war in 250 years. The United States has a military as big as every other nation in the world combined and starts a new war about every 18 months.  These are the facts. Please reflect upon them.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:06 | 1557980 legal eagle
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I seem to remember that Iran did not attack Americans when we were not in Afganistan, Iraq, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Lebanon, and not interfering in their internal affairs, just saying....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:37 | 1558067 Arkadaba
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Love what Nato is doing in Libya - just saying. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:35 | 1558065 Optimusprime
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Spare us the Zionist spin--the country is dying from it already!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:59 | 1558112 smore
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Funny, I just read on another blog this quote from Takuan Seiyo, who is a very clever dude:

"The way I understand it is that to the extent the West takes anti-Israeli positions it’s taking positions against itself, Israel being the sole outpost of Western Civilization in the Middle East."

So there, America!  The problem is that you haven't been supporting Israel ENOUGH!  Why didn't I understand that before?



Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:15 | 1558147 Imminent Crucible
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Hmm. Did everyone forget that Imadinnerjacket was the leader of the heroic band that took the U.S. Embassy in Iran hostage for 444 days in the illustrious Carter era?

Just for that offense alone, he needs to be swabbed down with raw bacon and drowned in a vat of Cuervo.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:34 | 1558172's picture

And what punishment should be doled out to the British and Americans who orchestrated the overthrow of Iranian President Mossadeq and the installation of the Shah in 1953?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:12 | 1558434 Judge Holden
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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:44 | 1558188 PaperBugsBurn
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So I guess for toppling a true people's leader, instituting a dictatorship, founding the SAVAK (secret police), torturing and disappearing thousands of their patriotic countrymen you should be nuked?

They also ran lots of narcotics through Iran back then and all the Sha's accounts went through Chase Manhattan bank. Now who does that belong to? Hmmm...


Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:48 | 1557921 chubbar
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Ron Pauls position, as I understand it, is that the CIA has determined there is no effort within Iran to build a nuclear weapon and that all of the talk surrounding this acusation is just an effort to start yet another war by the neocons.

Further more, RP states that Israel has 300 nuclear weapons and would make short work of Iran should she be so foolish as to attack Israel.

Unless you have personally verifiable information to the contrary then it is likely you are being played yet again by the main stream media!


Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:12 | 1558362 Libertarian777
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I think irans intention is not to build a bomb now, but to have a turn key solution should we ever end up in a position with troops on the border, that they can build a bomb rapidly. Much like Japan could quite easily create nuclear weapons at will.

They are more advanced than either Syria or Iraqs abilities, but a large part of their intention is to keep their enemies at bay by keeping them guessing (do they don't they have the bomb). Even the crazy north Koreans have the bomb but haven't used it because they know the consequences, so for all their posturing I doubt they (Iran or north Korea) would deploy a nuclear weapon unless they were invaded.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:50 | 1557926 knukles
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1000 years of Utopian rule.  Hitler was on the same page, but the Iranians don't speak German or eat weinerschnitzel.  None of that's worked too well, so far now, has it?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:53 | 1557941 el Gallinazo
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You running for Senate as D-Zion.  You gotta wait for Joe to retire.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:10 | 1557999 Juan Wild
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Ron Paul speaks common sense. And as you are well aware Americans are rallying behind him one by one. America is TIRED of going broke trying to police the world for the OIL COMPANIES and MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. America is hated around the world and RIGHTLY so. COMMON SENSE.  Lets see how much you would hate Iranians if they set up a no-fly zone over New York and then landed troops in Manhattan! MORON go ply your scare-monger tactics elsewhere!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:09 | 1558138 Henry Chinaski
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Thank you for Glenn Beck's opinion.  You are wrong because you are operating from a perspective of fear.  Don't be terrified, it diminishes you.


Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:26 | 1558375 Libertarian777
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Again with the scare tactics. North Koreans believe Kim Jong il is god. They believe south Koreans are inferior. They believe theyshould rule the world. They HAVE the bomb. They haven't used it.

Who is the only country to have EVER deployed nuclear weapons? Not once, twice. Not on a Japanese warship fleet or port or airfield, but on a civilian population.

There are fundamentalists who believe in sharia law, and that the Islamic caliphate must be restored, that women should not be allowed to drive or vote, that women are subservient to men and that they have no rights.
Those fundamentalists were responsible for 9/11.

They also happen to be our biggest ally in the middle east, Saudi Arabia. Checking up on history and try and find how many saudi's voted for their current rulers? The isn't even a semblance of royal lineage in the current 'royal family'. They are descendent from a self declared king (warlord) after ww1.

If you want war with Iran, please sign up for active military service, for you and your children.

The day Iran has troops on our border or aircraft or missiles flying over Hawaii, Alaska or the mainland (without us provoking them) is the day I sign up for the military. But if we start bombing them like we bombed Libya, don't expect me to take up arms and fight your war.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:35 | 1558448 Judge Holden
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zOMG, those terrifying Iranians are going to get you!!!!!!!!!!  Maybe they took all Saddam's WMDs and that's why we couldn't find any in Iraq!  (Whenever you come out from under your bed, you're welcome to read about how our own CIA has concluded they quit building a bomb.  Also, they are actually an impovrished 3rd world nation and are at war with al-Qaida militants.)

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:43 | 1558453 bardian
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thanks for the input you fucking moron. If you want to fight 'em, go FUCKING FIGHT YOURSELF!!!!!!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:43 | 1557746 oa92000
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that pic. will put her out of race..

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:50 | 1557762 snowball777
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Her husband tought her everything she knows about "eating corndog".

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:20 | 1557845 DarthVaderMentor
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I wonder if she's been taught about "corn holed" by her hubby since she seems to be a master at taking in the big corn dog?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:00 | 1557795 youngmanU2
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 oa92000 One can only hope ... and pray .... and pray some more.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:34 | 1558852 DosZap
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that pic. will put her out of race..

Not that I am a huge fan of hers, or Palin, but it is some sad shit, when you get the Commie rag Newsweek, making her look like a foaming at the mouth lunatic, Palin a moron,and demonize ANY truly conservative candidates to the point of slaughter.

 I understand you (in the whoredom) called politics must attack your enemies,  but anyone that can raise a family of five, and take care of 23 Foster kids over the years, is not a maniac, or a nut job.I wish more Americans had the ability, the desire to actually help the problems we face than to just GIVE it face time.

To shoot that photo(we all know the implications inferred is sickening),I don't care who you are.

Barney Frank takes it up the kiester as often as possible,eats the real thing(not a Corned Dog),ran a boy whorehouse,(still in office) and is a leader in the Democratic party in Congress.(BUT, that's OK.)

Live and let live, agree to disagree, but the Leftwing  media especially,  has made it impossible to run a decent campaign for years......I am sick of their crap.The MSM is /has been owned by the Progressive machine almost since inception, if not for the advent of the Internet, WE would never get any real truth......ever.

Ron Paul is a lunatic,(according to the left, and within his OWN ranks) has been painted and treated as one for 25 yrs...........IF they had listened to him, followed just 50% of his idea's, we would not be where we are now.

 This is some sad shi*. It's no wonder we are where we are................morally bankrupt, few values, and mores left,esp within the political parties we have now.

The INMATES run/own  the asylum.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:44 | 1557748 Cleanclog
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OMG the picture!

Really good showing for Ron Paul.  Maybe there is hope.  Between Perry's new "Hope on the Horizon" and Obama's Hopium . . . Paul could try to get by with doom instead.  American people are waiting for someone to tell the truth and then lead.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:54 | 1557771 smlbizman
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did you read how it worked...people paid 30 dollars to vote...alot of people were paid for bu the canidates, so much for truth...there is a greta von what the fuck ever her name is that has ron paul  winning by 55% a landslide so to speak...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:46 | 1557750 2DollarBill
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she likes them long and brown...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:48 | 1557757 Moe Howard
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I guess the point is she can take more than you can dish out.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:31 | 1557877 WestVillageIdiot
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It's going to hurt like hell when she shits out that stick.  Rookie mistake. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:38 | 1557897 caerus
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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:48 | 1557918 Herman Strandsc...
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I also bought a bull dong for my mutt in a pet food store

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:24 | 1558038 Hulk
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Banzai should photoshop Berry on the other end of that dog...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:46 | 1557751 cooker
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This is great news - sound economic ideas are going to be thrown more into the mainstream over the next year!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:32 | 1557883 WestVillageIdiot
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The one guy that is speaking sense is 79 years old. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:51 | 1557929's picture

In one week he turns 76, as in "Spirit of..."

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:57 | 1557953 WestVillageIdiot
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Sorry about the wrong number.  Seeing Michelle Bachmann sucking on that thing has my mind a little off kilter. 

She'll be a hit at the Minnesota State Fair this year.  I don't know how the Butter Queen is going to top Bachmann in the talent competition this year.  For an encore Bachmann will probably perform the Lambada with the bull that wins the 4H livestock contest.  And I thought Def Lepard would be the best act at the fair this year.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:23 | 1558373 Hulk
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Not a bad age for our president, as our best presidents have been half senile...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:46 | 1557752 Moe Howard
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Best picture yet ..... Political Food Pr0n can make for a happy ending to every election! 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:57 | 1557785 Jendrzejczyk
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"...happy ending to every (erection)!"  FIFY

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:47 | 1557754 Dr. Engali
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It's a short lived victory with that picture.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:48 | 1557756 slaughterer
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Corn dog?  Who is her husband?  

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:48 | 1557758 themiestro
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My suspicions are confirmed.  She doesn't have a gag reflex.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:59 | 1557790 Jendrzejczyk
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She couldn't possibly. Have you seen her (lavender) husband?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:04 | 1557805 weinerdog43
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They're also Republics.  Ugh. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:24 | 1557859 New_Meat
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ya, wienerdog.  That picture has to have ya goin' "Youch!"

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:08 | 1557992 weinerdog43
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Exactly.  If you've seen that weirdo's husband, you'd suspect that the biggest thing she's ever seen is a smokey link.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:17 | 1557835 Dick Fitz
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As an anarcho-libertarian-homo, I just want to say this-

M Bachmann's husband is gayer than an tree full of pink parrots on Christopher Radko's patio. Gayer than a pair of pink shorts on Richard Simmons. Gayer than a midnight showing of "Rocky Horror" in the Castro district. Gayer than Stonewall on Christopher street at closing time.

In short, the man is a fucking faggot of the highest (lowest?) order, and I hope videos of him with Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Taylor Lautner in a bareback orgy show up if the cunt gets the nomination. Fuck her- I wouldn't fuck him with Obama's dick.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:26 | 1557860 whaletail
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Wait: I have a bunch of homo ornaments in my closet? They are nice.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:33 | 1557886 Dick Fitz
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As long as you don't have to go to the ER to have one removed from your ass, you're okay.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:52 | 1557938 knukles
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Does that mean if the Dick Fitz wear it?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:41 | 1557887 caerus
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lol..."dick fitz"

edit: murray rothbard ftw

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:10 | 1557998 Dick Fitz
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Amen, brother, amen. The world is a better place because of the late Dr Rothbard.

FYI, "Dick Fitz" is (sorta) my real name. It replaced my high school nickname "Daledoe".


Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:14 | 1558010 caerus
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lol...i like your style dude...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:23 | 1558035 nmewn
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Mines Harry can see why I changed my name.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:35 | 1557891 WestVillageIdiot
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"Gayer than Stonewall on Christopher street at closing time."

I think The Duplex on 7th Avenue, around the corner, is actually gayer.  Or he could wander over to Christopher Street for the little black trannies.  They will give him a corn dog that his wife would envy.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:56 | 1557946 Bananamerican
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"M Bachmann's husband is gayer than an tree full of pink parrots"

True...but he's got a GREAT heartland cover gig as a homo deprogrammer!!

Marcus Bachmann runs a faith-based clinic that helps "ungay" gays.  His Bachmann & Associates clinic has been counseling self-hating homos for more than two decades.

Seriously though, RP is IN...the u.s. is in THAT much trouble and RP's rep has been bubbling away on youtube for years now....enough people are primed to go with a real outsider imho

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:59 | 1557956 WestVillageIdiot
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Does he run his clinic in a bathroom stall at the Minneapolis airport?  Has anybody seen Larry Craig lately? 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:28 | 1558049 Dick Fitz
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+1000 WVI!!!

If he was just a gay man in a "lavender" marriage it wouldn't quite as repugnant, but the fact that this flaming faggot tries to "de-gay" people just makes him extra-reprehensible. I thought I hated Bush/Clinton/Cheney/Obama, but that the thought that "Dr" Bachmann might be "first husband(ha!)" makes me sick. He makes Larry Craig look like an amateur.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 17:26 | 1559673 FEDbuster
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Don't worry about Bachmann getting elected.

Michele Bachmann pledges to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president


Once this news spreads, she will lose most male and some female support.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:17 | 1558017 snowball777
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Do they use the Fire Marshall Bob technique?

Don't do this...or this...or...ooh...this.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 04:40 | 1558471 Jendrzejczyk
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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:40 | 1558266 TaxSlave
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"M Bachmann's husband is gayer than an tree full of pink parrots"

True...but he's got a GREAT heartland cover gig as a homo deprogrammer!!

Cherry picking?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:31 | 1558249 Cursive
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@Dick Fitz


Something new on ZH every night.  They can shut down the interwebs, but do not fuck with ZH.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 03:21 | 1558441 blunderdog
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The Brits have been telling us for years we need royalty.

What better way than to have a "First Queen" of the White House arranging the social calendar?

Quentin Crisp is long dead.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:49 | 1557759 Fix It Again Timmy
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Her eyes give her away, she's been down that road before...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:36 | 1557892 WestVillageIdiot
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This bitch is 12 flavors of psycho.  She is Nancy Pelosi, minus 25 years. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:54 | 1557942 knukles
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You really think Nancy was that hot?
I dunno 'bout that....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:18 | 1558020 snowball777
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You really that into down syndrome and/or fetal alchohol girls?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:20 | 1558031 knukles
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Now that's just wrong to put an idea like that into my head.

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