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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 - 01:02 | Link to Comment snowball777
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I mean like saying teachers should be fired for being gay or even espousing gay rights on their own time.

Do the transgressions of the Ds excuse those of the Rs somehow? Sounds like a recipe for ending up blind and toothless to me.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 08:11 | Link to Comment nmewn
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The issue was not what they do on their own time snowy, as you can clearly read from the comments.

The issue is the introduction of school textbooks that have nothing to do with reading, writing & arithmetic to prepubescent children.

To most rational people, that sounds like a recipe for churning out "blind & toothless" idiots who have to take remedial high school courses in some Ju-Co somewhere before being accepted into a major university because they can't even comprehend the written word or balance their checkbook.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 10:12 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Me: " about the history of Republican abuse of constitutional rights"

This would include the period where gay activists stood up to Anita Bryant and John Briggs. Apparently schoolkids aren't the only ones that are still in need of an education.

At exactly what age is it okay for children to start learning history in your world? Or is that subject verboten for life?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:17 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Anita fucking Bryant?...LOL!!!

We go from school textbooks written for six year olds (who have very little concept of how adults interact with each other at any level) to Anita Bryant?

What part of >>>prepubescent<<< are you having a problem with...exactly?

"Apparently schoolkids aren't the only ones that are still in need of an education."

Apparently schoolkids aren't getting a real education as I stated above (this would be the remedial part of this dissussion) which you chose not to address. You also chose to dodge the ongoing "progressive" desire to restrict constitutional rights clearly spelled out...to include free speech. You may have heard about PC speech? This is not an invention of libertarians or fiscal conservatives. Kerry is just the latest babbling about shutting people up...following on the heels of Rockefeller.

But back to the point...

There are only so many hours in a school day. At the grade level we are talking about, those hours should be filled with learning the basics. And being kids.  

 And, I want to emphasize and clarify that last point.

I don't want my children confined in state indoctrination camps any longer than they already are because the federal Department of Education thought it a "brilliant idea" to waste time on subjects that have nothing to do with a primary education.

Meaning, I don't want the school year extended...meaning...because I have to spell everything out for you apparently...I want them to have a summer vacation, so they can be kids, so they can climb trees, go swimming, fish, wrestle the dogs...whatever.

There's plenty of time for them to learn and argue about absolute bullshit when they get older and can understand what exactly is being argued about and can form their own opinions based on their experience of life & the people they encounter in it. You can't get that crap out of a textbook.

Now, I'm off to take advantage of the Fla. back to school sales tax suspension which I'm sure freaks you out as well ;-)

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Well done Sir! You would definitely enjoy "Summerhill" by A.S. Neill...

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 17:32 | Link to Comment snowball777
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So what have we "learned" here:

- You're too lazy to homeschool your kids (an option already at your disposal), but want to complain about the education they're receiving in public school

- You're apparently unwilling to participate in curriculum selection at the local level to tailor your kids' education (or lack thereof, in your case) to your preferences

- You think that Republican attempts to blatantly violate constitutional rights for a few political points is 'bullshit', but are all kinds of defensive about your firearms being limited in even the slightest way (hypocrite much?)

- You believe that only "readin writin and 'rithmetic'" constitute a 'real' education (no wonder you've got such a problem with critical thinking...all that rote learning served you well)

- When you lose an argument (because you misunderstood the reference I made and needed to have it pointed out to you, presumably due to your lack of exposure to modern American history),
your standard strategy is to start throwing up flak and attempt to return the conversation to your initial red herring about prepubescence, or to generate another about 'free speech' (the irony!), all without answering the question of when history is an appropriate subject.

The original "issue" was a few pages on LGBT icons in a textbook easily covered in 10 minutes of classtime...which somehow will prevent kids from learning to multiply or having a fulfilling childhood?! LOL, you've outdone yourself!

I'm okay with back-to-school sales tax suspension because it's progressive (and I remember my parents donating plasma to afford my school clothes)
and anything that helps people take care of their kids, especially with respect to educating them, is fine by me and my charitable donations reflect that stance.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 19:50 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"So what have we "learned" here:"

More like, what you have inferred here.

Which is the basic flaw of "progessives". They think themselves more intuitive, more advanced than everyone they encounter, including amongst themselves. Read that as, me thinking of them, as hoity toity snobs.

"You're too lazy to homeschool your kids (an option already at your disposal), but want to complain about the education they're receiving in public school"

Your snobbery/progressivism is rotting your brain snowy. I often comment on things that do not directly effect me but do others who are not in my circumstances.

For your information, mine could read, write and were on math division before ever setting foot into a government school. As a matter of fact, squire nmewn's kindergarten teacher was Teacher of the Year his first year there. Squire gave a short prepared speech and introduced the teacher for his award. Mr.E acknowledged Mrs.N (not himself) for the stunned looks and tears of admiration in the audience. Let me be clear, Mr.E is a remarkable teacher and an honorable man. However, Mrs.N  and I were in a position to do this for them...it wasn't easy. I've remarked on this before on ZH.

So you support the principle that people should continue to be extorted to pay for public schools and pay to home school as well? With the onus on the parent (not the state) to produce documentation for any tax credits/liabilities that may or may not be involved? Why, its almost as if you believe once a child is birthed all responsibility for them is passed on to the state. Incredible.

"You're apparently unwilling to participate in curriculum selection at the local level to tailor your kids' education (or lack thereof, in your case) to your preferences"

Wrong again. Many things are not "allowed" by the parents here where I live...unbeknownest to Washington.  Again, you assume things are tolerated here that are forced elsewhere. To that point, the principle was removed from the elementary school here because she didn't fit in "with our program". So I think "unwilling to participate" is slightly off the mark...again, you infer.

"You think that Republican attempts to blatantly violate constitutional rights for a few political points is 'bullshit', but are all kinds of defensive about your firearms being limited in even the slightest way (hypocrite much?)"

I could engage in schoolyard nana nana boo boo as you do on the hypocracy accusation...but I'll simply ask, what the hell constitutional rights are you talking about? And be specific...if you're capable.

"You believe that only "readin writin and 'rithmetic'" constitute a 'real' education (no wonder you've got such a problem with critical thinking...all that rote learning served you well)"

I'm pretty sure we were discussing primary education at the elementary school level. I'm not sure you can throw enough shit on the wall to cover up that small fact...look up.

"When you lose an argument (because you misunderstood the reference I made and needed to have it pointed out to you, presumably due to your lack of exposure to modern American history),
your standard strategy is to start throwing up flak and attempt to return the conversation to your initial red herring about prepubescence, or to generate another about 'free speech' (the irony!), all without answering the question of when history is an appropriate subject."

Declare victory and walk away, is that it?...LOL!!! I've discussed more about this small backwater tributary of human "history" today than I believe I ever have. Frankly, it doesn't consume much of my time or thoughts as it does with you ;-)

"The original "issue" was a few pages on LGBT icons in a textbook easily covered in 10 minutes of classtime...which somehow will prevent kids from learning to multiply or having a fulfilling childhood?! LOL, you've outdone yourself!"

The original issue was a concept/practice being introduced to six year old children that are not developed enough to understand what or why this is being introduced.

"I'm okay with back-to-school sales tax suspension because it's progressive (and I remember my parents donating plasma to afford my school clothes)
and anything that helps people take care of their kids, especially with respect to educating them, is fine by me and my charitable donations reflect that stance."

There is a time and place for all types of education. Trying to explain the sexual "rituals" of certain people to a six year old in the classroom is not the time. The place, properly, is the home when they get off the school bus and blind side you with it...it keeps it interesting.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 22:57 | Link to Comment snowball777
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"I often comment on things that do not directly effect me but do others who are not in my circumstances."

"I don't want my children confined in state indoctrination camp... "- your words. Am I supposed to take something else away from that?

"They think themselves more intuitive, more advanced than everyone they encounter, including amongst themselves"

BS, I judge each person by their words and, more importantly, actions and only think myself 'better' than others when they demonstrate that to be the case.
Yes, I've been yanking your chain a bit, but this is still ZH, right?

"Why, its almost as if you believe..."

Speaking of lame inference and yanking of chains. So, you admit that they do have that option and do get to write off their costs (or more) on their taxes, then?

"I could engage in schoolyard nana nana boo boo as you do on the hypocracy accusation...but I'll simply ask, what the hell constitutional rights are you talking about? And be specific...if you're capable."

1st amendment rights to free speech (hence the irony comment) with respect to the teachers who were told they would be fired for supporting gay rights per the Brigg Initiative.

"I've discussed more about this small backwater tributary of human "history" today than I believe I ever have. Frankly, it doesn't consume much of my time or thoughts as it does with you"

It's only a backwater to those who have no respect for anyone's rights but their own. Those fags were fighting for you, if you'd care to think for a second. Would you like to see teachers told they'll be fired for their position on gun control?
(to put it in terms you find more worthy of doting upon)

"The original issue was a concept/practice being introduced to six year old children that are not developed enough to understand what or why this is being introduced."

Maybe you think less of primary school kids than I do, but it's never to early to teach children that they have rights and that they can fight to protect them from politicos.

"Trying to explain the sexual "rituals" of certain people to a six year old in the classroom is not the time."

I'm pretty sure I could teach a lesson on Harvey Milk and activism without ever mentioning the vagaries of the Castro. It's a beautiful strawman though...great for scaring both crows and Iowans.

You think that ZH is the only place to which I donate? ZH gets money. As does MSF. Kids get my time; specifically,  teaching them how to build, fix and program computers.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 08:22 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"I don't want my children confined in state indoctrination camp... "- your words. Am I supposed to take something else away from that?

Yes.

How many biological children do you have snowy?

Also, I've discovered I've been able to shorten the time it takes to deprogram them every day during the school year. I want to keep it to around an hour a day.

"Yes, I've been yanking your chain a bit..."

I think I can count on you to not yank anything else ;-)

"1st amendment rights to free speech (hence the irony comment) with respect to the teachers who were told they would be fired for supporting gay rights per the Brigg Initiative."

I would trust that the Log Cabin republicans and Reagan show up in all "iconic history lessons" taught by you....lol.

But what about the "progressive" penchant for firing/banning entire press organizations?...

"More than just retransmission consent ails our television markets. We need new catalysts for quality news and entertainment programming. I hunger for quality news. I'm tired of the right and the left. There's a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC, "Out. Off. End. Goodbye." It'd be a big favor to political discourse, our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future."...Senator Jay Rockefeller

You do see what this douchebag is saying here I trust.

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"And I have to tell you, I say this to you politely. The media in America has a bigger responsibility than it’s exercising today. The media has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance to an absolutely absurd notion just because somebody asserts it or simply because somebody says something which everybody knows is not factual.

It doesn’t deserve the same credit as a legitimate idea about what you do. And the problem is everything is put into this tit-for-tat equal battle and America is losing any sense of what’s real, of who’s accountable, of who is not accountable, of who’s real, who isn’t, who’s serious, who isn’t?" Senator John Kerry

Isn't that interesting? The peoples freedom of speech & press is something that should be constrained when it is being applied to them.

And where were you snowy, when these paragons of virtuous pompacity were recently yakking about curtailing the First Amendment on the national level? Did you notice they are "progressives"?

And then we arrive at the commerce clause and the leader of the "progressives", that fingernails on the chalkboard, that screeching banshee who knows nothing about everything...Pelosi...

Reporter: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?

Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?"

Reporter: “Yes, yes I am."

Her office then went on to release statements saying the commerce clause does. Well, no, actually it doesn't, as court after court has determined by simple logic. If that Congress can force the people to buy a service or product from private companies then the next one can too.

Then, after Obama (that great constitutional law professor...ROTFL!!!) patiently explains to a skeptical George Stephanopolus that ObamaCare is not a tax by its individual mandate provision...his own Justice Department defends the new law in court after court, wait for it, wait for it...by saying it is a tax...LOL!!!

So who is lying? Obama must be, he is a "constitutional law professor" is he not? He knew it was a tax when he lied to Georgie...unless we are to say he is an incompetent constitutional law professor.

So, who is delusional and/or dictatorial? Pelosi and Reid must be, they were the Speaker of the House and Senate leader respectively, Constitutional officers both, offerrers of bribes and parlimentary manuver to gain its final passage over the will of the people.

So no, its not just about gun rights with me snowy. Sorry, its the whole sordid agenda of "progressives"...that is socialists...who hold the Constitution in disdain & contempt.

The Constitution is a contract between the government and us saying...by you (the people) giving your consent to be governed by us, these documents prohibit our entrance into certain areas. If we break this contract we lose both your confidence & consent to be governed by us. The "progressives" have done exactly that.

This goes for using the force of government to inject into an elementary school classroom setting things that cannot be explained properly to that same class at that time and whose parents may be bringing their children up with a different set of values. The state does not dictate values & morality. Isn't this always what "progressives" have shouted from the rooftops?...hmmm snowy?

The state should always err on the side of caution not promotion of agendas.

This is how you wind up with stupid laws that only apply to certain segments of society, which you supposedly decry. How many of the flash mobs attacking "whites" in Wisconsin and elsewhere do you suppose will be charged with a "hate crime"? I'll go out on a limb and say flatly, zero...lol.

So now, you get the last word (on this thread) on the "progressives" abuse of power as I have laid out here.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Sathington Willougby
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Let's not get on the subject of fucked up states surfer boy.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Republi-Ken
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YOU STUPID STUPID STUPID CONSERVATIVE...lawyer!

Stupid is As Stupid Does...

...The Republican Party Of God And Deniers Of Science

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Gimp
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Give me a F**king break , even zerohedge has stooped to using a pix of Bachmann with a large dick looking object in her mouth....substance please...otherwise u r no better then the rest of the crappy media we have to choose from....better please...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:03 | Link to Comment snowball777
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What substance could there possibly be in a rigged contest among unelectable twits paying for the attentions of ignorant agrarians?

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Gimp
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U maybe right Snowball but when the country is in some serious shit you would hope that someone takes this seriously otherwise we r all doomed...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:10 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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we are NOT a serious people....look at the candidates....we ARE all doomed...unless the weird old gold guy somehow gets a hail mary "what the hell" sheeple tap.

Imagine the debates he'd have with O

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Gimp
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BananaAmerican I am enjoying the comedy as much as the next guy but you still have to worry about who the fuck is going to lead us??????

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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Ron Paul/Bananamerican 2012 of course...

Our campaign slogan?

"Rope and Range"

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:40 | Link to Comment knukles
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Bachmann/Palin/Jesus for Holy Trinity

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:32 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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Mmmm - start leading ourselves? Strange idea I know.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Bolweevil
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Arkadaba wins. Gimp lighten up and get your head out.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 10:03 | Link to Comment Gimp
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Okay, your right...it's out...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:11 | Link to Comment WestVillageIdiot
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Have you listened to that stupid bitch talk?  And how did she vote on the renewal of that PATRIOT Act thingie?  Fuck her, the horse she rode in on and the guy at the livery that got the horse ready for her. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Gimp
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Looks like she is having a go atthe horse

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:20 | Link to Comment WestVillageIdiot
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Her idol is Catherine the Great.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:30 | Link to Comment Juan Wild
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and she voted YES for internet censorship. Paul voted  NO.  ya know, too much free speech is dangerous. Damn that internet!  the NWO never anticipated that in their plans. haha THANK GOD for the internet! God speed to Ron Paul, the voice of common sense and the common man!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Blano
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Please google "humor."

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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the substance is the meat of the matter ...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 20:59 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Unfortunately, this one is going be a case study for political media consultants on what food candidates should not eat in public.

On the other hand, the way this society is going, it could give boost to a particular candidate.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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I do not doubt that she will get a boost out of it....

She's a natural though, any genteel lady would have bit the side... She's definately gobbled a few, probably taught her husband... 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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I'd wager her husband taught her!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:20 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Now she has a REAL campaign controversy..

Was or was not that hot dog Kosher?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment Manthong
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I hope Bill Clinton doesn't see that pic..

His bad ticker would probably shut down on the spot.

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:03 | Link to Comment hognutz
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Damn, I would have liked to got up with Bachman about 25 years ago.   She looks like she knows how to handle a corn dawg..

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:04 | Link to Comment cramers_tears
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Michelle, Ouch.  Watch the teeth babe.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:23 | Link to Comment anynonmous
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Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Religion Explained
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-12

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:14 | Link to Comment dust to dust
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  Better than Nancy Pelosi. What will she do to influence the VOTE. Maybe take it up the nevermind. We got options. Ron Paul LOOK who you are running against. It's a freak show.  williambanzia7 this could be maybe an award. Any award. A new catagory made for the masses.     

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Takingbets
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Dr Seuss 2011~~ I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam. I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like ex-speaker Nan, I do not like this 'YES WE CAN'. I do not like this spending spree, I'm smart, I know that nothing's free. I do not like their smug replies, when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope. I do not like it. Nope nope, nope!

I saw this floating around between housewives on Facebook and was happy to see it on there. It's better than seeing them talk about American Idol.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:57 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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Love it!

+1000!!!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment HomelessCEO
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The GOP nomination is ripe for the taking for Ron Paul. What a weak field of candidates.

I wish Bachmann would give Ron Paul his due. He's been schooling her at his Austrian luncheons for the past 5 years.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:14 | Link to Comment Religion Explained
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This is a nice quote from Perry today,

"And I’ll promise you this: I’ll work every day to make Washington, D.C. as inconsequential in your life as I can"

just saying ...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:40 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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Oh yeah love this guy: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5054636.html - I love to have religion shoved down my throat.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:05 | Link to Comment Religion Explained
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l2campaign

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 02:23 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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I've formed a hypothesis:  Take anything a Politician says and invert the logic in the statement to obtain the Truth!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 14:30 | Link to Comment Religion Explained
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Yeah, no doubt Perry is a "slick" politician. BUT, this guy really believes in a small government, and I know, so do you and most ZHr's.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:14 | Link to Comment digalert
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You watch time and again, Ron Paul beats in the polls. However, there is a little problem. The RINO RNC PTB don't want Paul so they're going to shove their Bilderberg chosen one Perry.

I am not voting for the hand picked stooge of the RNC, I want a vote. Rick Perry was Al Gores campaign mgr in 1988. That association with AlGor is enough to make me seriously question Perry.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2081596,00.html

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:18 | Link to Comment sabra1
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i bet that thing michelle is eating tastes like janet napolitano!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:20 | Link to Comment hognutz
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LMFAO!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:22 | Link to Comment anynonmous
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i stand corrected

 

 

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:21 | Link to Comment dust to dust
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 Looks like John Edward's Campaign Manager. Maybe A Republican under the table looking for donations.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Re: Edwards... that was good and pithy...

Don't ruin it by a gratuitous followup jab. Just sayn'

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:20 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Same photo from a different angle.

 

Even worse...LOL!!

 

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01971/Bachmann-Corn-Dog_1971513c.jpg

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Banzai has just been acquitted...

He could crop this one for better effect though...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:31 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Berry at the other end of that dog would be interesing...Banzai?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Naw.... something with the "Mandingo!" movie poster.....this is a family site, isn't it?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:15 | Link to Comment Hulk
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My bad...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:34 | Link to Comment smore
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Even better!   Someone should remind that lady of the old adage: "Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head".

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:51 | Link to Comment knukles
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+18"

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Man with no name
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She gives good corn dog....why the teeth though?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:27 | Link to Comment Vergeltung
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that's a shitty picture to post of her. shame on you ZH. (spit!)

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:09 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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If TPTB anoint her as the next prez, that's exactly what she will be doing- sucking their cocks and spitting on us!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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Kilbasa Queen Bachmann.  I bet she's a freaky fuck in the bedroom, seriously.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:41 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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Does anyone really believe she uses dick?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:36 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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Welcome to ZeroHedge, the GLP of financial websites. The home of the half-baked. The bastion of the belligerent. The redoubt of the ridiculous.

 

Is anyone here over the age of 25?

 

Ron Paul is a joke and the only reason he polls as high as he does is because he is the Lyndon LaRouche of the Republican Party. His base consists of pot heads and communists (one and the same?). The follow him around like they used to follow the Grateful Dead, and the communists pamphleteer on his behalf because they know that he's just the man to weaken the military to the point that the country won't be able to defend against them, let alone buy oil or deflect attacks from other nations.

 

Ron Paul is a joke. The type of people who support Ron Paul also believe that Russia Today is a legitimate source of news, unbiased and correct in all its reporting, despite the fact that its management is KGB and, as is the case with all Russian media outlets, it must by law portray the U.S. in a negative light. In EVERY story.

 

If you support Ron Paul, here is the company you keep:

 

Chemtrail believers are huge fans of Ron Paul.

 

People who believe that flouridated water is a plot to destroy Americans' health support Ron Paul enthusiastically.

 

People who believe the human race was seeded by visiting aliens are in Ron Paul's camp.

 

The crop circle crowd buy into Ron Paul's message enthusiastically.

 

People who consult astrology on a regular basis are starry-eyed about Ron Paul.

 

Ron Paul's supporters include people who believe a CIA agent is behind every tree, using their "black" budget to kill US presidents, and smuggle more drugs than the Zetas, Sinaloans, all the other Mexican cartels and Afghans combined, among a multitude of other nefarious deeds.

 

Paulistas believe that the root of all evil in the world is the United States of America, that we are unenlightened bacause we don't adopt the laws, values, and system of, for instance, Europe, which they consider to be far superior because when europeans speak english, they do so with a very attractive accent.

 

People who support Ron Paul, by and large, are not Republicans. They are barely Americans and are so only by virtue of their birth.

 

Ron Paul's supporters are big fans of Alex Jones, just as white supporters of Obama are devotees of everyone from Noam Chomsky to Ward Churchill to Jane Fonda to Karl Marx. And there is overlap, common ground between these leftists and Ron Paul supporters.

 

People who support Ron Paul think idiots like Jon Stewart and Bill Maher are sophisticated political thinkers. They even laugh at Jeannine Garafalo's jokes.

 

If you support Ron Paul, this is the company you keep. Just as if you support Obama, you vote for the same ticket the crackhead on the corner voted for, or Al Sharpton, or LaPlacenta jackson.

 

Enough for now. Let the abuse begin.

 

 

 

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:45 | Link to Comment WestVillageIdiot
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Oh my god, a post that is trying to get a rise out of people.  That is so inventive.  You are so smart and creative.  Thank you for your trolling.  It is really a pleasure to read so much insight in one spot. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:07 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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Trolling? Hardly. The fact of the matter is that Ron Paul's supporters are kids, by and large, who think that because they've read an internet pamphlet or two, they have all the answers, and Ron Paul is their salvation.

 

What would going back to the gold standard accomplish that a reduction in domestic welfare and regulatory spending would not? The answer is nothing. How would a return to the gold standard be accomplished? Teh answer is that it couldn't. What would be the benefit of withdrawing troops and closing bases around the world? The answer is that it would lead to the immediate domination of Russia and China. What would be the effect of that? The answer is that Russia and China would effectively annex the world and the isolation of the U.S. would reach its apex, which would be followed by invasion and occupation. Dismantling the federal reserve, a major draw for idiotic Ron Paul children, is neither here nor there. The merits of such a policy are debatable, but in the grand scheme of things, considering the stupid policies RP supports, they are irrelevant.

 

My country right or wrong is not for you, you say? If you elect Ron Paul, you're going to find out that your country is no longer yours.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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"If you elect Ron Paul, you're going to find out that your country is no longer yours."

RP's not perfect but can you see the fail in what you just wrote?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:39 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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As of this moment, you do not live under the occupation of a foreign power. There is no doubt, with a surrepticious communist in the White House, you can make the case that the country is no longer ours. But the reality is that he is not the first communist operative in the White House, and so far, we have retained our identity, our system, our independence and sovereignty. If obama is given a second term it's likely that all that will chnage, given the fact that we have agreed to reduce our nuclear capabilities to a level below which we will be able to defend ourselves against Russian and Chinese aggression. But the election of Ron Paul would mean the same thing.

 

This country yet stands. Our flag yet waves. The election of Ron Paul, a man intent upon weakening our military, would accomplish the same thing as would the reelection of an obvious if surrepticious communist.

 

But nevermind. With the establishment of an unconstituional super-congress as has been accomplished via the compromise resulting in the creation of a twelve-member panel designed to create gridlock that will result in defense cuts that will ensure our ultimate vulnerability, Ron Paul's election is unnecessary. Our enemy has made such inroads that it hardly matters who we elect; our defenses will be undermined, eroded, cut to the point where they are ineffectual.

 

Don't believe me? Don't believe our enemies matter? Read this and begin to understand:

 

http://thefinalphaseforum.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=44

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Bolweevil
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"Ron Paul's supporters are kids, by and large, who think that because they've read an internet pamphlet or two, they have all the answers"
Allthat then you hit us with Nyquist and the Ruskie again? You're a plant.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:14 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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yes we do..  the FED is an occupying power.  Take your Zionist wordplay somewhere else..  not even Isreal wants it

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:37 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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hmmm

the above was very useful to me as an outsider to the usa...

it made me see what you poor ron paul supporters have to put up with...

a bunch of wankers calling you unpatriotic all the time.

hang in there you honest, good and patriotic americans who say 'fuck the MIC'

good luck ron .. you're gonna need it

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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HL and others..... putative US gold holdings pay for one years imports of oil.....  just a little food for thought before we all get a big woody about gold....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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I believe you're saying that a return tot the gold standard is folly. I do agree. What isn't folly is rejection of socialist policies which toss the bums out on the streets, which force them to look inward, to their families, to their churches, to themselves... If they riot, so be it. The citizenry is armed and all-too-eager to use those weapons to defend their property, property which is the basis of our Constitution. We reject socialism and let the chips fall where they may... Gold is meaningless in the grnad scheme of things. When gold's value rises too high it is an indication that political change is upon us, change which of course the communists oppose, but only as a means to incite violvence...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Pray tell, what socialist policies led to the demise of this country?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:57 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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Do I really need to rehash the policies of FDR, author of the New Deal, and those of Lyndon Johnson, creator of the Great Society? Do I really need to enumerate the policies which have led to the place we are today? What type of trap are you trying to set when it has no possibility of ensnaring any but the ignorant? Whether it be the graduated income tax or the Civil Rights Act or section 8 housing or the American with Disabilities act, or a thousand more socialist policies, all are designed, all are created with one thing in mind: the chipping away at free market capitalism, the creation of an underclass which can be corralled and herded into a politically active mob, a mob which can and will be directed to take what is not theirs, to destroy, to do nothing but destroy....

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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Wow. When I read your first tirade I honestly thought you were a) a troll, b) an idiot or ) a satirist. Reading your subsequent posts has revealed that you just small-minded, needle-dicked, war-worshipping piece of shit. Is anyone really this stupid? So, killing millions of people, debasing the currency via the FED, imprisoning people for myriad non-crimes, rejecting bankster rule, shitting on the US constitution...that's fine with you as long as a mainstream Republican is in charge.

I changed my mind- don't die in grease fire, please time-travel to Germany circa 1943 and die of dysentery in a prison camp.

That's exactly where your political beliefs belong, since that is what will happen to the USA if you and your satanic ilk continue your reign of terror.

I wouldn't fuck you with Mrs Marcus Bachmann's tiny dick.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:53 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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No need to try and trap you, you are only shooting yourself in the foot....with both barrels...

You can reasonably debate all of the policies of this fucked up government, but, c'mon, the American with Disabilities Act??

Hey, there is a lot of bad policy out there, but you have to keep your eye on the ball. Corporate handouts, loop-holes, what have you, dwarf the "socialist" policies you bemoan. Are your eyes so closed?

Define "Free Market", is that your code to exploit "The Tragedy of the Commons" to its fullest?

This country got sold out by the John Galts of the world who saw fit to try and get away with whatever they could. No businessman respects the free market beyond the bottom line... Greed conquereth all.

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Sathington Willougby
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No if we elect Ron Paul we put you thieving warmonger pigmen freaks out on the streets.  Then what are you going to do?  Do an honest day's work? 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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RP has said on numerous occasions lately that his position is simply to legalize competing currencies to the FRN and let the market decide.

as far as a gold standard, we might just very well get one, RP or no RP.

strawmen like dancing on yellow brick roads...

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Libertarian777
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I wish people would understand this.

RPs stand is the gold standard applies to THE GOVERNMENT only, as stated in the constitution, they can only issue gold or silver as currency.

The key point is that everyone else can issue currency in whatever form they wish. So yes, the federal reserve, being a private entity, could still issue FRNs but NO ONE would be OBLIGATED to use it.

Competing currencies means people can choose what medium they wish to use. If government issued gold or silver coins are trusted then they will dominate. If they are not trusted (since government tend to debase coinage) then people will not use it over time.

Hats off to you tip e canoe, you are one of the few that really gets it.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 08:23 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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L777, this to me is the critical issue of the entire shebang.    as far as i'm concerned, as long as everyone is able to legally use whatever form of currency they choose to use (as long as the other party agrees with the context of a mutual voluntary exchange), i could give a rat's ass about any of this black magic money crap.

free the currency, free the people.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:56 | Link to Comment knukles
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WTF is an Internet Pamphlet?
Internet Pamphlets for Dummies....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Kayman
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 HL Shancken

Jeez.  And up until you citing all the upside for voting for Ron Paul, I wouldn't have given him the time of day.

Man... aliens, crop circles, flouridated water.  This guy is on top of some good shit.

Thanks for the Ron Paul promo.  You, sir, are a gentleman.

 

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:01 | Link to Comment dust to dust
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 Time to go back to real life. The debt factor. Take out another loan and get a proper education.  Maybe you will see the cold side of the issues. GOLD is not bad. It's real BAD.    

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Peter_Griffin
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tldr;

If you support Ron Paul you aren't a war monger.

If you support Ron Paul you are for individual liberties.

If you support Ron Paul you are for economic equality.

And considering you are the one who was trying to condone the Norway attacks, I'm glad to here we aren't voting for the same candidate.

 

You hate Muslims and Ron Paul....  Zionist?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:19 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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Bingo

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment malalingua
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you are quite the profiler I think you have too much time on your hands.  So I will post a a great styx song. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNYKxiRJ2LA

 

I support Ron Paul with my time and frn's.  I like Jon Stewart, loathe Bill Maher and think Jeannin Garafalo is a reprobate.  I pity you because you don't understand Ron Paul and his message of liberty, so NOW I get to profile you.  You are the type that probably listens to am radio all day, you know the biggoted,  over-weight, gourmands spouting more war and how we have to  give up more freedoms for safety.  You probably go to the weekend football games slathering your face with the colors of your favorite team.  You think going to the local Chili's is a treat after working at a boring, disatifsfying job all week.  You might go out aftwerwords with your significant other doing the white-mans overbite dancing to music that you can't keep up with.  You watch fox all day and are very bitter.  You probably went to washinton d.c for glenn beck's 912 movement last year thinking you really made a differnce knowing full well you didn't and so the next big thing you do is start profiling real, free-market conservatives that don't fit into yor narrow paradigm.  Enough for now.  Enjoy your fox weekend watching and the destruction of more brain cells. 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:03 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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It seems to me that the basis of your rebuttal relies on the presumption that I have a television, which I don't, and haven't for eighteen months. Furthermore, as far as Fox News goes, I quit watching it at least five years ago. So, next time you're up to bat, consider a new approach. Try bunting, try something simple which might result in trapping me into a position I can't defend. Best of luck, baby. I have nothing to fear from you, a child who's injested adulterated Similac while his mother, a single woman, has been out burning coal.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:41 | Link to Comment malalingua
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oh, so clever and witty,  what flowery language you use.  First of all I don't trap people into a position,  that is not my deal, I leave that up to arrogant narcissists like yourself.  Go ahead and assume that I am young and under 25 because of my support of Ron Paul.  Adulterated Similac, perhaps we all should be drinking fortified powdered- milk since where I am cow's milk has been testing high for radiation, you know from the Fukushima fall out, or is that another conspiracy?  While his mother, a single woman, has been out burning coal, really?  I would say you probably are drunk commenting/posting but I think you're the type that drinks light beer mistaking a buzz for heart burn. 

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:05 | Link to Comment HL Shancken
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So, in other words, you are under 25 and your mother, a single woman, fucks black men. Oh, and you support ron Paul.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:07 | Link to Comment malalingua
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have some decorum you poltroon.  First of all it isn't nice to talk about one's mother but since you listen to  bitter, old, anglo-saxons all day on the a.m  I can't expect much.  I happen to  think black is beautiful, and yes, I support Ron Paul.   

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 16:01 | Link to Comment falak pema
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Be a poltroon, but be a twenty five timer, whose daltonian eyes can't tell black from white. That way when you bang your pawns on to the checkered squares of life, it is black and then it becomes white, but never short of bang for motion in life, source of emotion. It all comes out in the wash; wives, girl friends, cougars, mothers, grand mothers. You can afford to be grand when you are a twenty five timer. You travel first class and have a gold card. You are one of those whose lack of decorum makes you an oligarch. And black stays beautiful even when Ron PAul snorts in his unending drawl the hard, sad facts of life in a hocked nation where you dream of being top jock.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 10:28 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Whereas you are over 25, don't know your mother, and fuck black men yourself. Oh, and you don't support Ron Paul.

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:45 | Link to Comment smore
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That would have been funnier if you weren't so far off target on so many points.  Please do some research before your next essay. 

Stuff like "People who consult astrology on a regular basis are starry-eyed about Ron Paul" is just flat out lame.

Anyway, you've done a fine job of showing one thing: "Dumb people don't like Ron Paul".  But we knew that already.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Sathington Willougby
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People who can't stand Ron Paul are mostly thieves and paid union goons. 

Your banker sugardaddy is calling you puto.  Go to him peckersniff.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:49 | Link to Comment caerus
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stultus magnus est

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:13 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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So, liberty is bad?

Please die in a grease fire while sucking Marcus Bachmann's shriveled cock!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:52 | Link to Comment knukles
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I'm almost 26.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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I'm almost 26.

Stone??

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 15:49 | Link to Comment falak pema
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He' s not talking about his age but his size in metric.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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"Of course, if Paul were to eventually become president, we would advise him to not come within 100 miles of any ... popemobile (in fact any form of transportation that goes over 15 mph)..."

An extraordinarily slow vehicle lead to Kennedy's demise, so no safety there.  

As for Bachmann's results, I'll point out that these straw polls are easily rigged.  Not that I suspect Bachmann of all people.


Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:33 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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The good news is .... she swallowed.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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See girls - birth control is easy. No condom needed. It's the Christian thing to do.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:37 | Link to Comment john39
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she lived on a kibbutz.  any other comment necessary?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:38 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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The sad part is that the photo only captured the moment of actually chomping down. First she had to make it hard. A video would have done more justice to the mastery of technique she is displaying.

But she still can't hold a candle ( or a wiener) to Sarah    http://www.xvideos.com/video771904/_sarahpalin_look_like_fucks_sons_friend

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:43 | Link to Comment working class dog
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bachman picture caption "going to work at the straw pole"

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment SumSUN
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I vote Tyler Durden for supreme leader of the cosmos.  And Anonymous for Vice Commander.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment GD
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So she gets more votes. Mindset idiotic as it gets. Corndog whore blowjob pics whatever..she won..

Come Monday I continue shorting on strength.. endless stupid shit, no fucking hope..anywhere..

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:49 | Link to Comment KowPie
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Are you kidding me? The statement in the article "she said. "Come with me now."" combined with the photo is the 1-2 punch! If she keeps eating butter dogs up until election day she is a shoo in to win.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:50 | Link to Comment electronpaul
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Ron Paul 2012...he's got an uphill battle though, still being ignored by the media. One Yahoo article had 4 full paragraphs of Perry and he wasnt even in the fu#$%ing thing. The only mention of Paul: "another representative".

Caption contest:  Bachmann on top of Iowan poll.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Yup. Losing repeatedly will do that.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:50 | Link to Comment meatball
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I don't know much about Ron Paul but at least I am with him on things that I care about. Cutting military spending, withdrawing all troops, closing most overseas bases, against these wars and against bailing out Wall Street.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 21:51 | Link to Comment electronpaul
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Oh, hey Tyler, if you read down this far there are a lot of comments around about Perry and the Bilderberg group, care to investigate a bit for the common man?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:03 | Link to Comment 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 - 22:04 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Pen - not a tampon.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:08 | Link to Comment putbuyer
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I like her. She will be a great president

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:17 | Link to Comment nmewn
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She is not presidential material...and it has nothing to do with an unflattering pic.

Our next president will be a govenor...who has executive experience, as it should be. As opposed to the current fiasco of President Platitude.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:05 | Link to Comment snowball777
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You mean running a company or just the killing people part?

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 09:00 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I mean being an accountable person at the top of any large entity. Ordering people (whose job description is to kill other people) requires no great skill, as we see with Barry.

However, managing a finite thing, like a budget, does. In that regard, we're lookin at epic fail here.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 10:40 | Link to Comment snowball777
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With respect to that budget, yup, epic fail:

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-taxes/2011-budget-shortfall/

"When Texas lawmakers said they wanted to run government like a business, they left out the part about using Enron and Countrywide as their models."

"For most of the year, the governor let lawmakers do their thing. His staff monitored and advised, but he asserted himself infrequently. Exceptions included his vocal opposition to any budget relying on money from the Rainy Day Fund, and his threat to call a special session on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association if lawmakers didn't institute reforms that cut costs and lawyer fees in lawsuits stemming from hurricane and other storm claims.

He ended up compromising on the budget issue, telling lawmakers he didn't object to using Rainy Day money to help cover a $4 billion deficit in the current budget."

Oh the irony of tapping the rainy day fund in the middle of a drought. Such "accountability". LOL

 

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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Again I'm reminded why this country is fucked and it's because you idiots would rather disguss a photo of a woman eating a corn dog. To think this is going to supercede anything she stands for or for what she has to say going forward with you stupid people says it all. Go ahead and vote for Obama again jackasses.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:09 | Link to Comment putbuyer
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+10

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:37 | Link to Comment KowPie
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Seeing as I didn't vote for Odumbo I guess I'm not in the Jackass club. But really. The photo of the century of your dream girl and you get pissed! Get pissed at her inept managers for setting her up to "swallow" a lot of criticisim. How many ballots did you cast for our bumbling idiot in chief?

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Sathington Willougby
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Why don't you and her take that corn dog plus the patriot act and shove it up your fatuous ass

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:06 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Sideways!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:07 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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With English mustard!!!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Bolweevil
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You are so out of the club!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:59 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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The idea of the photo was obviously humor...lack of humor is a sign one's underwear is too tight. Lighten up....this was a straw poll and nothing more. Go find something serious to get bent out of shape over.

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:40 | Link to Comment falak pema
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So go long corn dogs and fukking if the cuntry goes down the drain...spelling maintain. I would intercede that super C bra is fine with me when she stands up to it. I don't know if Michelle can fill that cup of abundance. Just being facetious...

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:12 | Link to Comment bill1102inf
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voting for obama out of spite if bachman is the only other option, jus sayin

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment Kali
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Shit, if Bachmann were to win, is this the pic TD will use on every Bachmann article, like the grinning fool pic of BO? 

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 00:26 | Link to Comment jomama
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gonna be tough to top this one.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:17 | Link to Comment clymer
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at least we know the lame stream media acknowledges Paul

 

http://marketwatching.freeforums.org/post38707.html#p38707

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:00 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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..barely.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:23 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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It is a tribute to the intelligence of the American people that so few of them bother to vote....

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:29 | Link to Comment gall batter
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Betcha Palin is pissed right now.  Palin's on some tour while Bachmann wins the Ames.  I'd hate to be Todd Palin, having to listen to Sarah throw a fit, whine, and fire a couple of rifle shots into the air.      

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:54 | Link to Comment smore
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Betcha Palin found that picture funnier than anyone here!

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:55 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Yup

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:55 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Why would Palin be pissed? She's not running. Just a bogeyman to get you idiots all riled up.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:18 | Link to Comment gall batter
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She may not be running but she doesn't want a woman to be prez unless that woman is...............Palin.  No, I don't have proof.  Just an opinion. She may say she's glad to see Bachmann advance.  I'm not buying this.  Palin wants to be the first female commander in chief. I'm not riled up, or down.

Edit: Just saw this article while reading news about the big splash Perry's making:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-iowa-straw-poll-2012-20110814,0,3472071.story

"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who created a stir at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, visited President Reagan's boyhood home in Dixon, Ill., on Saturday after saying that she was still considering a run."
Sun, 08/14/2011 - 01:08 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Aww. ..c'mon....she can try for veep again and tell us how we're not all "real" Americans.

Bachmann / Palin (Batshit and Stupid) 2012!

 

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 06:11 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:36 | Link to Comment falak pema
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tweedledumbest would like to be bytten by you... just to prove he's earned his name!

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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ROFL

Sun, 08/14/2011 - 07:02 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Palin shouldn't run. She quit....pressure got too hot and she left or she was guilty. The office of the President will be 100 times worse.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:55 | Link to Comment medicalstudent
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we decided to burn when we didnt elect peter schiff on august 10th, 2010.

 

our fate was then sealed.

 

no desire for reality.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 22:56 | Link to Comment davepowers
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Of course, if Paul were to eventually become president, we would advise him to not come within 100 miles of any school book depositories.

 

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especially those sitting next to grassy knolls

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:14 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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so what is she going down on a Porn-dog? let's wait for Newsweek to make the call

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:15 | Link to Comment walcott
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corndog hungry milf whore bitchez.

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 23:24 | Link to Comment pappyhlace
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lets hope America votes with their brains and not their weiners...

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