Open Thread

Big head, little arms:



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    Right Stuff spews:

    Pretty funny there Will.
    Remind me again where Hillary or Barack Hussein Obama did their military service? Bled for their country…? Endured torture for their country?

    oh, that’s right, they didn’t.

    Did you know that John Kerry was in Vietnam too? I mean 4 short years ago, I remember the Democrats talking heads spouting the “importance” of Kerry’s military background compared to President Bush’s. How that made him a better choice, better fit to be president in a time of war…..

    Funny how that tune is now changed back to Democrats poking fun at injured military vets….just like always, Democrat true colors come thru, Democrats hate the military…

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    GBS spews:

    Hey, where’s the purple band-aid on McCain’s cheek??

    He needs a purple band-aid on that huge ass lump on his face.

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    Don Joe spews:

    Some food for thought for all the deniers here. By all means, assume the ostrich posture, because you can find some real-estate tycoon who’s desperately trying to save his ass spout all sorts of platitudes about how things aren’t really as bad as they seem.

    Yup. $2T of exposure? No problem! We do that all the time!

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    GBS spews:

    @ 5:

    Looks like more opportunities to short financial stocks to me!

    Might as well profit from their self-inflicted wounds.

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    ByeByeGOP spews:

    “Remind me again where Hillary or Barack Hussein Obama did their military service? Bled for their country…? Endured torture for their country?”

    Same place that Dick Cheney, George Bush, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Hugh Hewitt did.

    Same place where the Bush children, cousins and other combat-aged relatives did.

    Since when did going to Nam – fucking up and getting captured – make you capable of being President? Should we look at other factors like:

    1) How ancient you are?
    2) How many affairs you’ve had?
    3) How many lobbyists are in your back pocket?
    4) How fucking batshit crazy you are?
    5) How often you looooooose your temper?
    6) How many times you’ve flip-flopped for political gain?

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    GBS spews:

    @ 7:

    Yeah, that’s what people thought about Countrywide when it plummeted from $40 a share in May ’07 to around $20 a share in late Aug – early Sept. It hit a double top in early October.

    I got in on Oct 5th at $18.49 (200 shrs)and rode it down to $10.30 on Dec 3rd. Not a bad profit for even after paying the interest.

    Hind sight being 20/20 I could’ve rode it down another $4 share, but you know what they say. Bulls and bears make money, but pigs get slaughtered.

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    slingshot spews:

    “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.”

    – Sen. John McCain, speaking to a Republican dinner, June 1998.

    This is why it’s fair game on McCain’s looks.

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    Tangpo spews:

    I’m no fan of McCain’s positions on most things but this post (and yesterday’s) is f$@king retarded. McCain’s arms are funny looking because of torture he received in Vietnam. Making fun of him for it plays right into Republican hands. Conservatives can’t wait to paint Democrats with the bullshit “hate the military” brush. Look at post #2 in this thread.
    Remember Max Cleland, Swiftboating, Tammy Duckworth, etc? I recall the rightful howls of outrage from lefty bloggers when those injustices occurred. Why do think it’s OK for us to do it now? You’re just giving the right-wing noise machine more distortion ammunition.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    16 Tangpo

    Wrong. McCain’s arms are short because they’re short. There are lots of short-limbed people around. There is a great deal of normal variance in the human genome that results in people exhibiting different proportions, and also what we call genetic abnormalities that range from minor examples such as McCain’s disproportionately short limbs to achondroplasia. In my opinion, he’s kind of a really mild dwarf. It may explain his temper and the nicknames “McNasty” and “Punk” given to him in his violent and combative youth.

    When you claim without support that his abnormalities are due to his imprisonment and/or treatment he received while a prisoner, you’re really just using a rhetorical device, to try to take it off the table as a topic (even though John Kerry and Max Cleland clearly were on the table for you all in 2004). Have you tried backing that up with medical records, contemporary news items….anything?

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    wobbly spews:

    i’ll bet mccain is just happy that he has arms at all.

    you know, the pissed off civvies that he bombed could’ve simply
    chopped them off with a rusty machete or sumpin. but they didn’t.