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VANITY: All you EEYORES can give it up to the rest of us now
Vanity ^ | 1-20-2010 | Eeyore

Posted on 01/20/2010 4:48:17 AM PST by OKSooner

Well how about that, Scott Brown won the Senate election in Massachusetts.

All you EEYORES who were negging the threads and naysaying any chance Scott had at winning can give it up to all the rest of us, the vast majority I daresay, who were actually finding something positive to do or to say about the situation.


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"A teachable moment", as some say.

Just sayin'.

1 posted on 01/20/2010 4:48:18 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner

Go ahead, rub it in. I was not one of the naysayers. I’m from Indiana and I sent Scott Brown $100. Woo hoo!


2 posted on 01/20/2010 4:53:28 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: OKSooner

Ok, we have another RINO to chase around the corral....Yeah..


3 posted on 01/20/2010 4:54:34 AM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: OKSooner
I was so sure we were going to experience Déjà vu (à la franken and Minnesota) with numerous recounts until coakley was just one vote ahead so they could start shouting "We won! It's over!"

With all their corrupt ideas and tactics, it amazes me still that they didn't somehow try to drag this out forever.

4 posted on 01/20/2010 4:55:26 AM PST by Schnucki
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To: caver

I donated $35 but figured the Dems would find a way to win.


5 posted on 01/20/2010 4:58:14 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: OKSooner

I never enjoyed being wrong more than last night...
Sanity in Massachusetts. Whodathunkit?


6 posted on 01/20/2010 4:59:54 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: central_va

Scott Brown seems to be a moderate/conservative Republican, not a RINO. I put Dede Scuzzyflava in the category of RINO. Colin Powell too. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe fall just short, if for no other reason that they’re staying with the GOP on this health care fiasco.


7 posted on 01/20/2010 5:01:21 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Schnucki
I was so sure we were going to experience Déjà vu (à la franken and Minnesota) with numerous recounts until coakley was just one vote ahead so they could start shouting "We won! It's over!"

Brown won by more than the margin of fraud. I am a little tiny bit disappointed it looks like the Dems won't fight him being seated quickly or try to cram something through the Senate at the last minute. I was looking forward to a right wing riot on Capitol Hill those hijinks would ignite.

8 posted on 01/20/2010 5:01:39 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Gore is the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. He rides an icy horse bringing cold wherever he goes.)
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To: OKSooner

Great post! I was getting so sick of all the naysaying. Now lets call our Congressional reps AGAIN and remind them about how we feel about health care reform.


9 posted on 01/20/2010 5:03:02 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: OKSooner
EEYORES

Haven't heard that name in a while. ROFL

10 posted on 01/20/2010 5:06:22 AM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: KarlInOhio
or try to cram something through the Senate at the last minute

That's yet to be seen, but I tend to agree with you. To go nuclear would incite a public backlash not seen in over 200yrs.

So, I ask the question.....are they REALLY that stupid to even try it?

11 posted on 01/20/2010 5:07:25 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: central_va

You are an idiot.


12 posted on 01/20/2010 5:08:08 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: OKSooner

I was somewhat of a naysayer, simply because I did not think he could overcome the Dem voter fraud.

I DID send some $$ to his campaign and I’m thrilled he won!

The dems HAVE GOT to be scratching their heads.
When you factor in the fraud (and you know there was plenty), he probably won more like 60-70%. THIS in a VERY BLUE state.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 5:11:17 AM PST by Muzzle_em (~Barbara Boxer, you are going down)
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To: OKSooner

“EEYORES”

What the hell is that jibberish suposed to mean?


14 posted on 01/20/2010 5:15:40 AM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed
“EEYORES” What the hell is that jibberish suposed to mean?

Good heavens, man. Did you not read any "Winnie the Pooh" as a child? Wikipedia provides a very concise summation of Eeeyore, one of the main characters of the books.

Eeyore (pronounced EE-yaw in British English; , EE-yawr in American English) is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne. He is generally characterized as a pessimistic, melancholic, depressed, old grey stuffed donkey who is a friend of the title character, Winnie-the-Pooh.

15 posted on 01/20/2010 5:24:03 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

Never saw or heard of winnie the poo.

Quit wasting my time on comics when I was 6 in 1943.


16 posted on 01/20/2010 5:27:11 AM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Not comics. Books, by Milne. Very good ones too.
I read them to my little ones, (more for my enjoyment then theirs); and now they are reading them to their little ones.


17 posted on 01/20/2010 5:32:52 AM PST by Colvin (Proud Owner '66 Binder PU, '66 Binder Travelall,)
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To: Colvin

Sounds like they are fiction which I have never read in my life and will never.


18 posted on 01/20/2010 5:35:39 AM PST by dalereed
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To: OKSooner
There was some speculatiom about what the stock markets would do with a Brown win. The European markets are all down as I post.

See here.

And.

U.S. Stock Futures Signal Dip; Banks Earnings Eyed

19 posted on 01/20/2010 5:35:50 AM PST by blam
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To: dalereed

That’s really sad that you didn’t know of Winnie-the-pooh when Milne released the book 11 years before you were born and Sleslinger bringing Pooh and his friends to life in the early 30’s in the US. So when you were growing up would have been during their first wave of popularity.

The second wave would have been in the 60’s when Disney took over. If you were in your late 20’s/early 30’s then, and had children, it is indeed sad again that you never encountered the 100 acre forest.

Either way, Winnie-the-Pooh and all the characters associated with him are indelibly etched on the minds of the overwhelming majority of Americans. It is part of our enjoined culture across racial, social and generational lines.

Sad that you don’t have that connection.


20 posted on 01/20/2010 5:37:57 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: OKSooner

Even worse than the Eeyores are the 100%’ers, the ones who reject anything less than perfection, settle for nothing, and then gripe endlessly about how bad things are.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 5:38:37 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I don’t think it’s sad at all since it must be fiction and not real.

I don’t believe in fiction and never read any even in school.


22 posted on 01/20/2010 5:42:58 AM PST by dalereed
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To: mad_as_he$$

And idiot because they don’t want to support a pro choice, pro Romneycare republican? I’d call that being a conservative. But I forget that being a conservative and a republican are not mutually exclusive.


23 posted on 01/20/2010 5:45:56 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: dalereed
Never saw or heard of winnie the poo. Quit wasting my time on comics when I was 6 in 1943.

"Winnie the Pooh" (not poo) is classic British children's literature, not a comic book character. The first book of the "Winnie the Pooh" series was published in 1926.

Expressions from the book are iconic enough to appear in common writing today; expressions such as , "Don't be an Eeyore". There was even a book written called "The Tao of Pooh" which reflected on the philosophy of what Pooh said; much of which was humorous on the surface, but definitely contained a deeper philosophical meaning.

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”

“If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

“Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.”

The last quote is straight out of Tao; not doing is doing.
24 posted on 01/20/2010 5:46:40 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: dalereed

Red Badge of Courage?
Catch-22?
Tom Sawyer?
Atlas Shrugged?
Henry V?

None of those?

God the Creator imbued mankind with his essence creating him in His own image. One of those essential aspects was the ability for creation. Creating in writing, or what you call “not real”, is a reflection of God’s aspect.

Of course you don’t think it is sad, you have no idea what you are missing. It’s like someone who has only eaten lettuce saying they are not sad that they have never had steak. They have no way to understand the comparison.


25 posted on 01/20/2010 5:49:43 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: OKSooner

A week ago, I thought he might eeek it out but it would be close enough to be Franken-ed. he won by the minimum required 5% which prevents the demholes from stealing it.


26 posted on 01/20/2010 5:49:58 AM PST by wny
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Henry V?


27 posted on 01/20/2010 5:58:27 AM PST by ExGeeEye (The revolution will begin in Massachusetts -- again.)
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To: dalereed
I don’t think it’s sad at all since it must be fiction and not real. I don’t believe in fiction and never read any even in school.

Exactly where did you go to school, such that you never read fiction?!

You therefor claim to have never read Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shakespeare (perhaps you made an exception for the histories, but certainly not the comedies). No Aesop's Fables or Homer for you! NoEdgar Rice Burroughs, Edgar Allan Poe, or Lewis Carroll. No Jules Verne, Douglas Adams, Heinlein, or Frank Herbert.

How very sad. As Pooh would say, "Oh, Dear!".

28 posted on 01/20/2010 6:00:41 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: ExGeeEye

Shakespeare, Henry V. Includes the St. Crispin’s day speech, one of the most inspiring pieces of writing ever.


29 posted on 01/20/2010 6:08:50 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Fresh Wind
You got that right!

Here we are with the most oppressive legislation the US citizenry will ever face looming over our heads and several here are pissing and moaning that Brown isn't conservative enough.

Wake up people - you were likely saved from a bureaucratic mess that would have shamed the Soviets in their thirst for total control over you!

Think of that the next time you schedule the simple and preventive procedure of a finger wave or boob squeeze.

30 posted on 01/20/2010 6:10:12 AM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Blame me, I'm from Massachusetts!)
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To: OKSooner

I am very glad Scott Brown won. He is definitely a solid Massachusetts conservative.

I have to state that I do not see national office in his future, unless I have underestimated his conservatism.

Time will tell.

(I was hopeful, but neutral to avoid huge disappointment.)


31 posted on 01/20/2010 6:20:03 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Yes, I know. You included it in a list of fiction.


32 posted on 01/20/2010 6:24:34 AM PST by ExGeeEye (The revolution will begin in Massachusetts -- again.)
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To: rintense
No, because this is a LARGE move in the right direction and they still want to carp about it.

Who in their right mind would think that you could move Mass to a Right Wing Mecca in one election after 40 years of darkness. I am in this for the long game and this was akin to taking both Bishops in one play. It will stop most of 0’s agenda cold. That is a BIG WIN for me. Oh and in case you missed it Brown has to run again in 2012. Do you think he is going to stray too far from where he is now? Not on a bet.

33 posted on 01/20/2010 6:44:25 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: mad_as_he$$; central_va
LOL
You’re an idiot!!
34 posted on 01/20/2010 6:52:08 AM PST by envisio (Need tires? See my profile.)
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To: dalereed

>>>>>Never saw or heard of winnie the poo.<<<<<<

Your pants are on fire.


35 posted on 01/20/2010 6:53:38 AM PST by envisio (Need tires? See my profile.)
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To: OKSooner

Let’s not get overconfident; Brown still needs to be certified.

</sarc>


36 posted on 01/20/2010 6:57:19 AM PST by kevao
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To: caver
I sent Scott Brown $100.

You saved yourself, and your country, from the socialist hell that was Obamacare, for a mere $100. What an awesome ROI!

37 posted on 01/20/2010 7:00:54 AM PST by kevao
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To: ExGeeEye

Henry V is not a historical accounting of the life of Henry V. That’s like saying Saving Private Ryan is non-fiction because the invasion of Normandy really did happen.

Shakespeare included historical elements, but it wasn’t a scholarly look at the history. It was a rousing good story about some of England’s great victories over France.


38 posted on 01/20/2010 7:10:07 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: mad_as_he$$
A Leopard can not change its spots no matter who feeds him.

Those of us who are familiar with NE republicans know the jaded history they bring to the GOP.

And anyone living in California is having a deja vu moment.

For those who supported Brown, it will be your never ending job to hold his feet to the fire. For those of us who are familiar with leopards in RINO clothing, we will constantly be on the hunt.

If I've said it before, I'll say it again:

You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.

While the country may have been saved from ObamaCare, at what expense to conservatism is the election of a pro-choice, pro RomneyCare republican?

39 posted on 01/20/2010 7:12:59 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

By that standard, OK. I guess I was looking for “fiction” to include people who never really existed, events that never happened, but could have.


40 posted on 01/20/2010 7:17:50 AM PST by ExGeeEye (The revolution will begin in Massachusetts -- again.)
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To: kevao

I also plan on sending more money this year to some other races.


41 posted on 01/20/2010 7:28:15 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: rintense

Maybe consider the real effects of the health care bill, if it should be passed, rather than the political ramifications of having someone in office who is not quite as conservative as we would like. Reality versus ideology.


42 posted on 01/20/2010 7:32:57 AM PST by firebrand
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To: mad_as_he$$
You are an idiot.

Just to be clear, are you calling me an idiot because you think Scott B. is NOT a RINO?

43 posted on 01/20/2010 7:34:24 AM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: rintense
Just exactly how do you advance conservatism with Martha the idiot? This was a large movement from the far left closer to center. And once again I say to you fools do you honestly think that Mass and the country can be won back in one election?

You one issue people are ALWAYS destined to be disappointed.

Tell me once again how would a Martha win have helped the conservative movement?

GET A CLUE!

44 posted on 01/20/2010 7:42:10 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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No. I am calling you an idiot because the right won and big battle yesterday and you just want to carp about Brown being a RINO. Would you feel so much better if Martha the idiot won? Do you think the perfect conservative candidate could of won? No way. This is a big step in the right direction. AND I will take Brown’s positions on 0care and illegal immigration. Those are BIG wins in my book.


45 posted on 01/20/2010 7:45:40 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Ok, you are on record as BELIEVING that Mr. Brown is NOT a RINO. We’ll revisit this in about a year FRiend. Also, I am glad he won but I am under no illusion that he will transform into a solid conserative. I would refrain from calling people idiots because their only crime is they call a spade a spade. I have thick skin so flame on. I won’t pee on your RINO parade. IMHO when we celebrate RINO’s it gives the wrong impression. North east check pant “Republicans” got us into this position. I will keep an open mind but expect nothing but disappointment from the new Senator from Yankee Land....


46 posted on 01/20/2010 7:55:37 AM PST by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: central_va
Look a’hole do not put words in my posts. I NEVER said I thought he was a RINO. Are you reading comprehension impaired?
47 posted on 01/20/2010 7:58:00 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: thethirddegree

I’ve been calling all morning and the lines are WIDE OPEN which means not enough are calling! So call them, tell them YOU ARE NEXT unless you LISTEN TO US!

I also donated to Scott Brown and am so over the moon this morning. Hopefully this will be the first of many seats changing hands.


48 posted on 01/20/2010 8:00:00 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: mad_as_he$$
You are so utterly clueless, its laughable.

And honey, calling those of us who know history- including recent history with McCain and Romney- one issue voters, is moronic. Wait a second. You might be right. The ONE issue we have is conservatism.

Please explain to me how electing a pro-choice, pro-RomneyCare Republican helps the conservative movement? Are you too dense to realize that for every two steps toward liberalism, and one step back for conservatism is STILL moving toward liberalism?

It won't take long for media types to take this win as a referendum not only on Obama, but also on the 'right-wing' of the GOP. Tell me how many pro-choice, pro-gov't sponsored healthcare 'right-wingers' are out there?

But bless your little heart. You're basking in the afterglow.

49 posted on 01/20/2010 8:04:54 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: central_va; Reagan Man

Thank you for being rational. Pretty darn scary when the rah-rahs want everyone to drink the koolaid and lose all sense of rationality- and reality.


50 posted on 01/20/2010 8:07:24 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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