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**"JOE THE PLUMBER" Political Legend Already Starting In JAPAN (Freeper Translation)**
Goo News in Japan (from Japanese) ^ | 17 October 2008 | Goo News in Japan (from original Japanese)

Posted on 10/15/2008 11:37:28 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Links Here in Japanese to Japanese commentary about last night's debate and elevates the issue of *JOE THE PLUMBER* as indicative of middle class concerned Americans.

Translates him as [働く配管工のジョー] "Hataraku Haikanko no Joe-san" (literally, "Joe, the Working Plumber"), and states he is an interesting developing campaign story in the USA delineating the differences between McCain and Obama on basic TAX ISSUES.

Going global, folks. From my own research just now, even some of the dummies over at DU's heads are exploding in anger over this sudden, new, real live NARRATIVE to the American political landscape, Joe The Plumber (who conveniently is opposed to Obama). They are now trying to dig up things on this real "Average Joe", Joe W., some calling him a racist (I know, I know, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1), or that he is not registered to vote, the whole usual panicking liberal nine yards. LOL.


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From Goo News in Japan (summary translated by Freeper, Japanese to English).

○「働く配管工のジョー」のためとは

マケイン氏は「ずっと働いてきて初めて小さな会社を買い取って事業主になろうとしている、配管工のジョーが、オバマ氏の法人税増税のせいでアメリカの夢を実現できなくなる。オバマ氏は中小企業に増税するつもりだ」と批判。オバマ氏はこれに対して、「配管工のジョーの会社もそうだが、ほとんどの中小企業の事業規模は私の提案する減税策の枠内に入る。マケイン氏はむしろ、大企業への法人税を削減しようとしている」と応酬し、マケイン氏の経済政策はブッシュ大統領のものと同じだと従来の主張を展開。

これに対してマケイン候補は、「オバマ議員、私はブッシュ大統領ではない。ブッシュ大統領を相手に戦いたかったのなら、4年前に出馬するべきだった。私はこの国を違う方向へもっていきたい」ときっぱりと反論した。

1 posted on 10/15/2008 11:37:28 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: All

Japanese text is more or less summarized in my English comments in the lead-in.


2 posted on 10/15/2008 11:39:26 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Tomorrow I’m making a VOTE FOR JOE THE PLUMBER bumper sticker.


3 posted on 10/15/2008 11:40:40 PM PDT by griffin (Really unintelligent people try to fix socialism with more socialism)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Watch Joe the Plumber will go through the same scrutiny Sarah Palin went through. Lol

Meanwhile, Obama will continued to go unquestioned by the MSM.


4 posted on 10/15/2008 11:41:35 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: AmericanInTokyo
LOL... wow, thanks for the translation!

McCain has got to use Joe the Plumber in one of his ads, or campaign with him... ;-)

5 posted on 10/15/2008 11:43:03 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obama and Osama: Both have friends who have bombed the Pentagon)
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To: griffin

Thank God for someone with the most common sense who tells the Emperor he has no clothes on.


6 posted on 10/15/2008 11:43:25 PM PDT by SantaLuz
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To: griffin

How about, “I’M Joe the Plumber”


7 posted on 10/15/2008 11:43:45 PM PDT by rom (Keep Senator Government from Spreading YOUR Wealth! McCain/Palin '08!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
From Goo News

Insert Barney Frank joke HERE.

8 posted on 10/15/2008 11:44:13 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Intelligent comments only, please; those responding from emotion will be ignored.)
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To: SMCC1

...being the unimaginative, copycate fools that they are, they will try to create their OWN “Joe the Plumber” and send him or her out after McCain or Palin on the campaign trail, with a YouTuber in toe. Just watch. It will probably be on “failing to catch Osama Bin Laden” or “Woman’s Right To (sic) Choose”.


9 posted on 10/15/2008 11:45:31 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: Darkwolf377

remind me to take that to a Bwaney Fwank thread! thanks!


10 posted on 10/15/2008 11:46:30 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Go, Joe-san!


11 posted on 10/15/2008 11:48:20 PM PDT by boocoowell (Mares eat oats, does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I was just joking on another thread, but it looks like they do have shirts up for him at CafePress.

12 posted on 10/15/2008 11:48:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Jim Robinson; StarFan; stanz; NautiNurse; holdonnow; PhiKapMom; nomad; ...

Wouldn’t it be something if - after Obama spending hundreds of millions of $$$ on his campaign - including interrupting the World Series, embedding his mug into video games and buying a freakin’ 24/7 channel on the DISH Network - the Obama campaign is taken down by... Joe the Plumber?! ;-D


13 posted on 10/15/2008 11:48:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obama and Osama: Both have friends who have bombed the Pentagon)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Did you know that “Barney Frank” translated into Japanese is “Stomach like large tub of goo that steals money from efficient worker to give to layabout”? It’s true!


14 posted on 10/15/2008 11:49:01 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Intelligent comments only, please; those responding from emotion will be ignored.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?printertopic=1&t=2417&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&vote=viewresult


15 posted on 10/15/2008 11:53:08 PM PDT by XR7
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To: nutmeg

It would be great!


16 posted on 10/15/2008 11:54:52 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: beaversmom
Joe the Plumber stuff is already starting on Japanese internet chat boards, news stories, etc. It is phenomenon. I think Japanese TV will center in on this one as well, as a sidebar, in the next few hours.

Japanese love real salt-of-the-earth, average guy speaks truth to power type-stuff, probably because in the political climate here it is so difficult for common folk to be able to do that to Japanese politicians. I think they really like ol' Haikanko no Joe-san.

Somebody be sure to pass it on to the guy back in the states. He is a star for standing up to Obama.

17 posted on 10/15/2008 11:54:53 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: Darkwolf377
that was in fact a second definition of "Bwaney Fwank", yes, in my Seiko Instruments J-to-E Digital Translator, yes.
18 posted on 10/15/2008 11:56:49 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

McCain should bring Joe along with him on Letterman’s show tomorrow night.

Of course Joe might want to wrap a monkeywrench around Letterman’s head though. ;)


19 posted on 10/15/2008 11:58:53 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: AmericanInTokyo

20 posted on 10/16/2008 12:01:25 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: a lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its socks on!)
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To: ForGod'sSake

lol! this is GOING PLACES!! ;-)


21 posted on 10/16/2008 12:05:33 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
lol! this is GOING PLACES!!

Needs to shake a leg too.

22 posted on 10/16/2008 12:07:56 AM PDT by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: a lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its socks on!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

LOL!

This Joe the Plumber phenomenon reminds me of the movie EDtv.

I love Joe :)


23 posted on 10/16/2008 12:10:01 AM PDT by babydubya1981 (Homeschooling Moms for McCain/Palin 08)
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To: ForGod'sSake

yep. less than three weeks to grow good, long, solid legs


24 posted on 10/16/2008 12:15:14 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

What we have here is the Maverick/Sarahcuda/Plumber Joe (is this the Joe Sixpack Sarah talks about?) ticket versus the Senator Government and his gaffetastic sidekick “say it ain’t so” Joe/tax and spend liberals ticket.


25 posted on 10/16/2008 12:15:39 AM PDT by PowerPro (McCain/Palin FTW)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Very, very cool. Thank you for the info!


26 posted on 10/16/2008 12:16:45 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (John McCain and Sarah Palin: Reform, Prosperity, and Peace)
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To: babydubya1981
Debate getting fairly good play here in Japan today:


27 posted on 10/16/2008 12:18:33 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: nutmeg

Isn’t that what America is all about:))) Poetic JUSTICE!


28 posted on 10/16/2008 12:19:11 AM PDT by Hanna548
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To: PowerPro

This needs to be the REDEFINITION if there is any hope of Obama being defeated.


29 posted on 10/16/2008 12:19:19 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
From my own research just now, even some of the dummies over at DU's heads are exploding in anger over this sudden, new, real live NARRATIVE to the American political landscape, Joe The Plumber (who conveniently is opposed to Obama). They are now trying to dig up things on this real "Average Joe", Joe W., some calling him a racist.

The funny thing is... If memory serves correct, this was brought on Obama from his own political stunt (and of course his leftist views.) Wasn't Obama showing his main stream media followers that he would reach down to the "common folk" and banter with them door to door...

Looks like it backfired. I bet Obama will kick himself back Illinois after this election. He brought this on himself.

30 posted on 10/16/2008 12:23:12 AM PDT by PureSolace (God save us all)
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To: PureSolace

Oh I bet someone kicked his rear the minute they got him away from ole’ Joe. LOL, man would I liked to have been a fly on THAT wall;)


31 posted on 10/16/2008 12:25:36 AM PDT by Hanna548
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Well, ジョー is just "Joe", right? I don't see "san". I also see ブッシュ大 several times. This is Bush(big), i.e. President Bush, right? What's that about?
32 posted on 10/16/2008 12:33:33 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: PureSolace

They are in a pickle, arent they!? LOLO. If they (Obamatrons) try to attack that Joe the Plumber with dirty tricks, digging dirt, smears, dismissing him, talking down about him, etc., then they will expose themselves as the elitists they are, and also piss off the millions of other Joe the Plumbers, which is the middle ground of voters they are precisely trying to get! What a predicament! And, on the other hand, they cannot shut up either but have to fend off the Plumber Attacks somehow. This is great. Get out the popcorn!


33 posted on 10/16/2008 12:33:58 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; All
Hey all us Joes here Must Stand up and Say Leave us Out of your POTUS campaign BS!
34 posted on 10/16/2008 12:35:06 AM PDT by Global2010 (Sarah seems to have built her foundation on the Rock)
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To: boocoowell

Good one!

Leave us out of it!

(I think it is sans with the s)


35 posted on 10/16/2008 12:37:23 AM PDT by Global2010 (Sarah seems to have built her foundation on the Rock)
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To: dr_lew

correct


36 posted on 10/16/2008 12:41:21 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (RINOs **BETRAY** us, since, if they ever DO take off the gloves vs. the Libs, they do so too late...)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I guess now poor “Joe” is going to be given the “Sarah Palin treatment” by the DUmmies.
37 posted on 10/16/2008 12:44:40 AM PDT by singfreedom
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To: nutmeg

I said that earlier! Get Joe the Plumber out there with Sarah!


38 posted on 10/16/2008 12:47:24 AM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (God Bless Sarah Palin and her Family.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
New PBS poll! No, not Sarah this time: Is Joe Qualified? (PBS Poll)
39 posted on 10/16/2008 12:52:09 AM PDT by feedback doctor (The first female president will be a Conservative Republican)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Google.com search for 働く配管工のジョー. Results 1 - 10 of about 2,770 for 働く配管工のジョー. (0.34 seconds) This thread is #1 result.
40 posted on 10/16/2008 12:52:23 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The Left doesn’t know how to respond to normal, straight men.

Todd Palin and Joe the Plumber are two prime examples.


41 posted on 10/16/2008 12:54:57 AM PDT by CE2949BB (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: XR7

Wealth Spread - It’s delicious!

XR7, that is the funniest graphic I have seen in awhile. Kudos!


42 posted on 10/16/2008 12:56:13 AM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Joe the Plumber is the Man!


43 posted on 10/16/2008 12:58:47 AM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: dr_lew
I also see ブッシュ大 several times. This is Bush(big), i.e. President Bush, right? What's that about?

I think this is quoting McCain ( マケイン ) telling Obama ( オバマ ) that he's not running against Bush, etc.

44 posted on 10/16/2008 1:01:35 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I'm still waiting for the Pet Rock to be reinvented.



Joe Isuzu would be proud.

45 posted on 10/16/2008 1:01:57 AM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I just emailed Drudge about this phenom so that it might start getting some viral traction in the U.S. Maybe that way the MSM (or at least the Mac campaign) will give it some play. Email Drudge!


46 posted on 10/16/2008 1:02:44 AM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: nutmeg

Hey...that’s the American way!


47 posted on 10/16/2008 1:09:43 AM PDT by antceecee (McCain ~ Palin '08 May God have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

They certainly are!

Love Joe.. an American we can all identify with. Kind of reminds me of that Jimmy Stewart character in an old movie.....hmmmmmm.

You know there’s got to be an evil politician in the background just waiting for the opportunity to sink him.

Prayers for Joe and all the Joes out there and their families.


48 posted on 10/16/2008 1:14:59 AM PDT by antceecee (McCain ~ Palin '08 May God have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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Joe the Plumber for Reality Czar...


49 posted on 10/16/2008 1:15:38 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

McCain should not drop Ayers etc but incorporate all his socialist friends with joe the plumber as they all believe in redistributing the wealth..........


50 posted on 10/16/2008 1:21:51 AM PDT by pasr (same old Kerry spin)
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