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McCain To Piers: When I Buck GOP Leadership Iím A Maverick, Slamming Rand Iím ĎAn Angry Old Maní
Mediaite ^ | March 8, 2013 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 03/09/2013 12:30:58 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain has gotten quite a bit of attention after he took to the Senate floor on Thursday to publicly rebuke (which is actually sugercoating it) a member of his own party, Rand Paul, for holding a 13-hour filibuster on the issue of drone strikes. McCain talked with Piers Morgan tonight about his objections to Paul, and observed that when he speaks his mind against GOP leadership he’s considered a brave maverick, but when he rebuts the filibuster of one junior senator he’s suddenly the “angry old man” who’s out of touch with reality.

McCain explained to Morgan that he thinks it’s completely ridiculous to assume the United States would just decide to kill a citizen on American soil, saying “it’s not the world of reality.” He said that in the grand scope of U.S. foreign policy, there are more pressing issues to deal with than the hypothetical offered up by Paul...

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TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: drones; filibuster; mccain; newt; obama; piersmorgan; randpaul; senate
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Watching him sink into senility is not pretty.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 12:30:58 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder how long before a forced retirement. The breakdown he’s heading for looks like it would require an extended hospital stay at least.


2 posted on 03/09/2013 12:32:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McQueeg whining to Piers Morgan ? What a sad, silly, senile fool.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 12:34:44 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai

He should’ve been retired after his first term in the Senate... in 1992.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 12:35:59 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I Buck GOP Leadership I’m A Maverick, Slamming Rand I’m ‘An Angry Old Man’

Apples and Oranges, Juan baby. When you buck the GOP, the MSM calls you "a Maverick."
When you buck the GOP, the GOP calls you "an Angry Old Man."

Do you see the difference Juan?

5 posted on 03/09/2013 12:38:00 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When I Buck GOP Leadership I’m A Maverick, Slamming Rand I’m ‘An Angry Old Man’

Apples and Oranges, Juan baby.

When you buck the GOP, the MSM calls you "a Maverick."
When you buck the GOP, the GOP calls you "an Angry Old Man."

Do you see the difference Juan?

(there, that's better!)

6 posted on 03/09/2013 12:39:17 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'll get flamed for this, but...I'm glad he lost in 2008. He wouldn't have been a tyrant like Obama, but all the same, he still would have been a lousy president. He acts like a spoiled child. He represents much of what's wrong with the Republican Party.
7 posted on 03/09/2013 12:43:20 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"When I Buck GOP Leadership I’m A Maverick"

I think he could use a swift kick in the "maverick" a little more often.
8 posted on 03/09/2013 12:44:30 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Arizona, what the hell were you thinking?


9 posted on 03/09/2013 12:46:38 AM PST by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What kind of man goes crying to Piers Morgan?


10 posted on 03/09/2013 12:48:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is Sarah on this? She needs to speak up against the bitter old fool. McCain is envious of the youth and stamina of a young senator, who got all this publicity and upended McCain’s expecting major TV face time because of his playing footsie with the community organizer from Chicago.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 1:40:09 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: fatnotlazy

I feel the same way, even though it meant we were stuck with obama. I really believed he would be a one-term president, but thanks to the GOPE - we got another moderate who can’t win elections. Sigh!


12 posted on 03/09/2013 1:50:39 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

Why blame the GOPe for the moderate from Mass.? He never crossed the 30% barrier in primaries in spite of all this GOPe support you claim he received!

Let’s be honest, only reason the lone moderate won nomination because the conservatives could not unite behind a single candidate, and to make matters worse, they formed a circular firing squad. Bachmann attacked Cain, Santorum attacked Newt, Newt attacked Perry, on and on and on. They stayed in to the last bitter end dividing the conservative voters and cleared the path for the moderate from Massachusetts.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 2:01:19 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“McCain explained to Morgan”.......

Yet another moronic thing McCain has done, explaining/talking to Piers Morgan. I voted for John McCain WHY????????? Oh yeah, for Sarah.

Time to retire this @sshole out in a cornfield somewhere, anywhere!!!


14 posted on 03/09/2013 2:17:39 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
10,012 angry new posts to his facebook page. (2 are mine!) McCain may be starting to feel some real heat.
15 posted on 03/09/2013 2:19:18 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: entropy12

I liked Newt, with all his faults, he would have wiped the floor with Obama at the debates. Would have been a site to behold!


16 posted on 03/09/2013 2:20:33 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Casie

heading to his facebook page to throw my two cents at him too!


17 posted on 03/09/2013 2:21:44 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: tina07

Awesome! I read the first 70 replies. I didn’t see a single person say anything nice. :p


18 posted on 03/09/2013 2:25:23 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Angry? Maybe. Crazy as a shithouse rat? Definitely.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 2:42:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: fatnotlazy

...”I’ll get flamed for this, but...I’m glad he lost in 2008. He wouldn’t have been a tyrant like Obama, but all the same, he still would have been a lousy president. He acts like a spoiled child. He represents much of what’s wrong with the Republican Party”...

I have watched John McCain become a liberal over several years now. He has assisted the left at every turn and what about that daughter of his? Who is further left than her? McCain should come clean and switch to the Democratic party. It would be the honorable thing to do.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 2:42:38 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: fatnotlazy
While it's impossible for him to have been a worse president, the damage he would have inflicted on Conservatism is incalculable; he would have "reached across the aisle" to oppose every issue important to us leaving the movement dispirited and leaderless.

At the same time, the GOPe would be crowing about how only they could win elections.

In short, you're absolutely right.

21 posted on 03/09/2013 2:45:19 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Casie

Done, I saw one in favor of him, the rest were slamming him. Senile old fool! They need TERM LIMITS so badly, it belongs on an election ballot to vote for TERM LIMITS. They won’t make it so on their own, they like lifelong salaries and benefits too much.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 2:48:56 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee...I wonder where his daughter learned to be such an attention whore...


23 posted on 03/09/2013 3:01:45 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Wrong, he should have gone to jail over the Keating 5 scandal. But some just couldn’t bring themselves to throw an ex-hero in the pokie. Now that he was compromised, all his benefactors needed to do was to pull that Keating string whenever they needed him to dance to their tune.

I took copious amounts of flames before for this and I’m sure I’ll take them again.

Benedict Arnold was once a decorated war hero as well. Once a hero, not always a hero.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 3:16:16 AM PST by mazda77
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To: mazda77
Benedict Arnold was once a decorated war hero as well.

Excellent post.

25 posted on 03/09/2013 3:30:41 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I keep trying to remember when Mccain bucked the RINO part of the GOP.

I never called him a Maverick, I have had other names for him suggestive of a body part that we all have,

Juan is more interested in making himself popular with Democrats than he is in being a Republican. His party loyalty is more than suspect,it is just not there.


26 posted on 03/09/2013 3:41:50 AM PST by Venturer
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To: fatnotlazy

The plan was for McCain to lose in 2008. The farce when he suspended his 2008 presidential campaign, while ahead in the polls, to run back to Washington and behave like a complete idiot instead of a mature leader, is evidence he was knowingly playing the role of the fall guy in an election Obama was set up to win.

Look at McCain’s political career. He was owned and funded by Charles Keating in the 1980’s, He and the rest of the Keating 5 should have been prosecuted and sent to jail. Somehow he escaped with a slap on the wrist. He then started sucking up to the mainstream press and playing the “maverick” role which essentially means he is a Democrat tool masquerading as a Republican.

If he had somehow beaten Obama in 2008 Reid, Pelosi, and the press would have tied him up in knots. The economy would have been as lousy as we experienced under Obama with the press and Dems daily calling it a depression. There would have been no Tea Party in 2010 meaning Pelosi would have stayed as Speaker. In 2012 we would have seen Hillary destroy President McCain in a landslide or the return of Obama. In either case, McCain and his party would have been destroyed.

The globalist elites are executing a plan to make the US a third world socialist dictatorship. McCain is a willing tool as are Romney, Boehner, McConnell, the Bush family, Karl Rove, and others in the Republican establishment. If they weren’t intent on destroying the party to the Democrats, the Republican establishment would have embraced the Tea Party. They would support conservative candidates who electrify the electorate instead of running boring middle of the road candidates who lose. They would not be sending McCain and Graham out every week to be the face of the Republican Party on the Sunday talk shows. They would not shun and neutralize Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Alan West, Herman Cain, and Michelle Bachman while at the same time talking about the need to be more inclusive of women and minorities. If the controllers of the party were patriots, Boehner and the Republican House would have used the appropriations power to rein in spending in 2011 instead of playing into the game of making the party look stupid by talking tough and caving in a series of “crises” designed to make Obama look good. If the Republican elites were not aiding and abetting the enemy, both McCain and Romney would have run the same hard hitting campaign against Obama they ran against their Republican primary opponents. Both demonstrated they could bloody conservatives while turning the other cheek when beaten to a pulp by Obama.

John McCain fought in Vietnam and may have been a patriot decades ago. He may also have just been an ambitious son of an Admiral getting the combat experience he needed to climb the ranks in the Navy who was unlucky enough to get shot down. Whatever he was in his youth, since the early 1990’s he has consistently lined up to support those who are trying to destroy individual liberty and worked to bring down those who defend freedom. By his actions everyday he demonstrates he is not a patriot in old age.

Benedict Arnold was one of Washington’s best generals before he turned to the other side. We do not honor him today for his victories prior to becoming a traitor. Likewise I can no longer respect McCain for his past service. He is a willing accomplice of the enemies of liberty and deserves the contempt of women and men who desire to be free. As such, he has no honor and is not deserving of respect.


27 posted on 03/09/2013 3:43:04 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: entropy12

AMEN....the circular firing squad MUST STOP!!! Go after the DEMOCRATS.>>.ALL OF THEM!!!


28 posted on 03/09/2013 4:11:57 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is an embarrassment to me that the peoples of Arizona not only elected him, but keep reelecting him.

Something that could have been prevented without the 17th Amendment.

29 posted on 03/09/2013 4:24:48 AM PST by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: entropy12
Where is Sarah on this? She needs to speak up against the bitter old fool.

You might be waiting a very long time...

She owes McInsane everything...

Without his pick of her as a running mate, she would be a minor player in GOP politics...

I'm sure she is biting her tongue...watching this

30 posted on 03/09/2013 4:29:41 AM PST by Popman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

***Watching him sink into senility is not pretty.***

He, along with other GOP ‘leaders’ only attract attention from the MSM when they make fools of themselves.

As far as being ‘senile’ - this is probably the best example of geezer vs. young turk jealousy.

Term limits!!!!!


31 posted on 03/09/2013 4:39:43 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My opinion—McCain was turned in North Vietnam. a real Manchurian candidate.

This man is a Constitutional wrecking machine and I am sick if him.

Back in 1992, he and Kerry deliberately put the kabosh of the POW-MIA situation in Vietnam—we knew that only about half our POWs were released in 1973.

He even publicly berated the families of these men.

But the most disgusting thing happened when the former NV Army colonel who tortured McCain and the other pilots in the Hanoi Hilton showed up to testify at the hearings, and McCain went up and HUGGED him.

You or I—we would have decked thee b@stard.

He hugged him like a long lost brother.

That was the “tell”.

Not a maverick-—a sleeper agent.

FUJMcC.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 4:45:51 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Popman
I'm sure she is biting her tongue...watching this

It's a conundrum. If she attacks Juan she'll be called an ingrate and a backstabber and the media will pile on. If she should ever run again for public office, the meme will be that "Even the staunch, severe, far right McCain disavowed her." Conservatives will be on her side, but many, even here, are swayed by what MSM memes o' the day. They're like children who can't take their eyes away from the jingly keys once the presstitutes start shaking them.

If she says nothing, then she loses clout amongst her own base.

Also, she may genuinely feel a sense of loyalty to Juan, just as you would stand by a family member who was going insane.

In the end, Sarah will be Sarah. Perhaps she'll say she stands with Rand and just not mention McStain at all.

33 posted on 03/09/2013 4:55:46 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Cowboy Bob
I was thinking the same thing but...

No, McCain doesn't see the difference.

He never has been very sharp.

Megan is definitely her father's daughter.

I feel sorry for Cindy.

34 posted on 03/09/2013 4:56:28 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, now I know where Megan McCain gets here idiocy. John McCain is the epitome of what is wrong with the GOP leadership. When I see Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz taking charge I feel there is still hope for the GOP and America.


35 posted on 03/09/2013 5:03:24 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Casie

Someone should put up a link to his Facebook page...reading thru all the comments will put a BIG smile on your face...


36 posted on 03/09/2013 5:06:49 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: entropy12
Where is Sarah on this? She needs to speak up against the bitter old fool.

I reckon just about anyone could do that, vocabulary isn't that difficult.

37 posted on 03/09/2013 5:07:39 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, you are pretty much just a senile angry old man..........


38 posted on 03/09/2013 5:09:26 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: who knows what evil?

Here it is. 10,000 negative comments on McCain’s facebook page. Let’s add some more.

https://www.facebook.com/johnmccain


39 posted on 03/09/2013 5:10:28 AM PST by Atlantan
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To: Atlantan

McCain’s posts are insane...bragging about getting together with Candy Crowley? A pic of him with Graham and Schumer at the State of the Union? This guy is WAAAAAAY out to lunch...


40 posted on 03/09/2013 5:12:58 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: entropy12
Where is Sarah on this?

Are you kidding?????? In 2010 she back stabbed JD Hayworth in the AZ Sen. primary by going on FOX and appearing right next to McCain, claiming he was what the tea party was all about. She then gave him a ROUSING endorsement.

41 posted on 03/09/2013 5:14:10 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

She seems to have mighty quiet lately....


42 posted on 03/09/2013 5:17:23 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Atlantan

If McCain’s Facebook page was a FR thread; there would be loads of ‘Comment Removed by Moderator’ posts...brutal stuff...and well-deserved.


43 posted on 03/09/2013 5:17:40 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somewhere in Arizona an IHOP is missing its’ angry old customer arguing over an expired coupon.


44 posted on 03/09/2013 5:17:53 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It took the CIA more than 20 years to admit they gave Frank Olsen LSD. They will never admit that they intended to kill him.

And the family is suing

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/us/family-of-frank-olson-man-drugged-by-cia-plans-suit.html?_r=0

Not much detail out there about where the lawsuit stands now.

CIA has offed more than one citizen on US Soil.

William Colby another likely candidate.


45 posted on 03/09/2013 5:29:03 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He and his twin are welcomed on the establishmedia when he trashes Republicans. Not so for the Repubs he trashes.

Pray for America


46 posted on 03/09/2013 5:30:03 AM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: RummyChick

“According to the lawsuit filed by Frank’s sons, Eric and Nils Olson, “The circumstances surrounding the death mirrored those detailed in an assassination manual that, upon information and belief, the CIA had drafted that same year.””


47 posted on 03/09/2013 5:31:10 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

The Olson family was given $750,000 to get them to not sue back in the 70’s. I would say there is a lot that the government doesn’t want to see the light of day about Frank Olson.

He went on a Bad Acid Trip because of drugs given to him by the CIA .He could have jumped out the window on a Bad Acid Trip. Or he could have been hit on the head before he jumped as a forsenic scientist indicated.

Whatever the case, CIA doesn’t want documents about Frank Olson in the public view.

Olsons probably get another payout or get offed.


48 posted on 03/09/2013 5:41:11 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Both of these men should just go away.


49 posted on 03/09/2013 5:48:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey McLame, you can give it up now.

You're simply a Progressive who happens to be a Republican and all of America knows it now.

50 posted on 03/09/2013 6:20:18 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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