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Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential
Newsmax ^ | 5/4/09 | Dave Eberhart

Posted on 05/04/2009 1:21:03 PM PDT by pissant

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To: pissant

Oh yeah??????? Palin has decreased spending in Alaska 16.7% over her Republican predecessor. She saved Alaska’s surplus from the good times when people were trying to convince her to spend it. Show me anyone who has done the same thing lately?


151 posted on 05/04/2009 2:32:57 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: truthandlife; All

“Palin is the only person that will keep Romney from the nomination. It will be a war.”

Then Romney will lose. He needs to gracefully shut up and disappear.


152 posted on 05/04/2009 2:33:21 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: pissant

LOL. Thou doth protest too much (and my ‘panties’ are fine thank you).


153 posted on 05/04/2009 2:33:46 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Logical me
"King Obama winning another election. That is how he won the last one..."

He won the last one by raising half a billion dollars.

And as some wise old guy on Fox noted at the same time, it will take a billion dollars to unseat Barry in 2012. It can be done.

154 posted on 05/04/2009 2:34:51 PM PDT by StAnDeliver
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To: Arizona Carolyn
As Gov of Massachusetts, Romney raised taxes on Mass. residents
calling them 'fees' and raised them on New Hampshire residents, too!!!!!

How Romney is that?

155 posted on 05/04/2009 2:35:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: pissant

The elite can go take a flying F...


156 posted on 05/04/2009 2:36:09 PM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Diogenesis

Don’t forget the nationalized form or healthcare he left the good people of MA when he left office..... he basically cloned Hillarycare and it’s bankrupting MA.


157 posted on 05/04/2009 2:36:39 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ScreamingFist

"Have you seen the Sarah Palin tribute rifle in .50 Beowolf....?"

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158 posted on 05/04/2009 2:37:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Servant of the Cross

Not my problem if you mix me up not supporting a candidate with calls for purging their supporters. Apples, oranges.


159 posted on 05/04/2009 2:39:46 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Join her campaign then.


160 posted on 05/04/2009 2:40:57 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ansel12

Thanks Ansel, I fail at pic posting, I was hoping someone would....;)


161 posted on 05/04/2009 2:46:34 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: pissant

Romney made the list of “Time’s 50 Creepiest People”, along with Crispin Glover, Gary Busey and Moe Wanchuk from “Slap Shot”.


162 posted on 05/04/2009 2:47:07 PM PDT by Texas Federalist
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To: Texas Federalist

I don’t see anything particularly creepy about him other than his ability to out flip flop John Kerry.


163 posted on 05/04/2009 2:48:24 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
BINGO. Exactly.

Election2008 Spoiler, GOP backstaber, Mitt Romney chortles,
as he inflicts his socialized medicine (HillaryCARE=ROmneyCARE)
upon the Massachusetts citizens without any of their votes.


"Hospital patients 'left in agony'"
"Patients were allegedly left screaming in pain and drinking from flower vases on a nightmare hospital ward.
Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust over three years, a damning Healthcare Commission report said.
The watchdog's investigation found inadequately trained staff who were too few in number, junior doctors left alone in charge at night and patients left without food, drink or medication as their operations were repeatedly cancelled.
Patients were left in pain or forced to sit in soiled bedding for hours at a time and were not given their regular medication, the Commission heard.
Receptionists with no medical training were expected to assess patients coming in to A&E, some of whom needed urgent care.
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, said there had been a "gross and terrible breach" of patients' trust and a "complete failure of leadership".
The Healthcare Commission's chairman Sir Ian Kennedy said the investigation followed concerns about a higher than normal death rate at the Trust, which senior managers could not explain.
He said: "The resulting report is a shocking story. Our report tells a story of appalling standards of care and chaotic systems for looking after patients. These are words I have not previously used in any report.
"There were inadequacies in almost every stage of caring for patients. There was no doubt that patients will have suffered and some of them will have died as a result."
Julie Bailey, 47, was so concerned about the care being given to her 86-year-old mother Bella at Stafford Hospital that she and her relatives slept in a chair at her bedside for eight weeks.
She said: "We saw patients drinking out of..."


"Paramedics told: 'Let accident victims die if they want to' in new row over patient rights (UK)"
Health Service paramedics have been told not to resuscitate terminally-ill patients who register on a controversial new database to say they want to die.
It has been set up by the ambulance service in London for hundreds of people who have only a few months to live so that they may register their 'death wishes' in advance.
It is believed to be the first in the country, but other trusts around the country are expected to follow suit to comply with Government guidelines which state that patients' wishes should be taken into account, even at the point of death.
Patients' groups and doctors have welcomed the scheme, but it has met opposition from pro-life groups who say it violates the sanctity of life.
The system would come into play if a cancer patient, for example, was in serious pain and rang 999 for help to alleviate the suffering.
But if the paramedics arrived and the patient was close to death, he or she would not be resuscitated if such a request was registered on the database.
This would also be the case if a patient on the database was being transferred between hospitals, and had a heart attack.
Dominica Roberts from the Pro-Life Alliance said: 'This is very sad and very dangerous. It's another step along the slippery slope, at the bottom of which is euthanasia as we see in Holland. 'Paramedics should be there to save lives. They should not be there to let patients die. The medical profession should not agree with someone's belief that their life is worthless.'"


"National Health Preview - The Massachusetts debacle, coming soon to your neighborhood."
"Three years ago, the former Massachusetts Governor had the inadvertent good sense to create the "universal" health-care program that the White House and Congress now want to inflict on the entire country.
It is proving to be instructive, as Mr. Romney's foresight previews what President Obama, Max Baucus, Ted Kennedy and Pete Stark are cooking up for everyone else.
In Massachusetts's latest crisis, Governor Deval Patrick and his Democratic colleagues are starting to move down the path that government health plans always follow when spending collides with reality -- i.e., price controls.
As costs continue to rise, the inevitable results are coverage restrictions and waiting periods. It was only a matter of time.

They're trying to manage the huge costs of the subsidized middle-class insurance program that is gradually swallowing the state budget.
The program provides low- or no-cost coverage to about 165,000 residents, or three-fifths of the newly insured, and is budgeted at $880 million for 2010, a 7.3% single-year increase that is likely to be optimistic.
The state's overall costs on health programs have increased by 42% (!) since 2006.

What really whipped along RomneyCare were claims that health care would be less expensive if everyone were covered.
But reducing costs while increasing access are irreconcilable issues.
Mr. Romney should have known better before signing on to this not-so-grand experiment, especially since the state's "free market" reforms that he boasts about have proven to be irrelevant when not fictional.
Only 21,000 people have used the "connector" that was supposed to link individuals to private insurers."


A Very Sick Health Plan; Bay State’s ‘Grand Experiment’ Fails [RomneyCare]
"The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, Va. - 2009-03-31 "
"For folks increasingly leery of President Obama’s plan to radically overhaul America’s health-care system,
or 17 percent of the nation’s economy, all this could hardly have come at a better time —
that is, fiscal troubles aplenty within Repubican Mitt Romney’s brainchild, Massachusetts’ “grand experiment” in “universal” health care."

"Initiated on Mr. Romney’s gubernatorial watch in 2006, this “experiment” has fallen on hard times, and predictably so.
Even though the Bay State commenced its program with a far smaller percentage of uninsured residents than exists nationwide,
“RomneyCare” is threatening to bankrupt the state. Budgeted for Fiscal Year 2010 at $880 million,
or 7.3 percent more than a year ago, this plan, aimed at providing low- or no-cost health coverage to roughly 165,000 residents,
has caused Massachusetts’ overall expenditures on all health-related programs to jump an astounding 42 percent since 2006.

So what does Mr. Romney’s successor, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, propose as a remedy for these skyrocketing costs?
Well, whaddya think? The standard litany of prescriptions (no pun intended) — price controls and spending caps, for a start, and then, again predictably, waiting periods and limitations on coverage.
As in Europe and Canada, so too in Massachusetts. And, we feel certain, everyone from Mr. Romney to Mr. Patrick said, “It would never happen here.”
But then, such things are inevitable when best-laid plans, with all their monstrous costs, run smack-dab into fiscal reality.


"Dem Congresswoman Admits Obama Health Care Plan Will Destroy Private Health Insurance Industry"

164 posted on 05/04/2009 2:56:19 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: pissant
she [gov Palin] would kick her [catcher mitt] ass...

it would be funny to watch her cry too...

165 posted on 05/04/2009 3:02:21 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: pissant

“Hunter/Demint. No chics for CIC.”

Was that a sarcastic comment or have you now revealed why you dislike Governor Palin?


166 posted on 05/04/2009 3:08:09 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: Arizona Carolyn; TitansAFC

Here is a 150 seconds from Rushes show today praising the Reaganesque Palin against Romney and Jeb.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/05/04/rush_on_jeb_bush_romney_they_hate_and_despise_palin.html


167 posted on 05/04/2009 3:09:02 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Logical me

Palin is a lady, and I expect Mitt if he loses out to her in the primaries will still be a gentleman and recommend Palin.

But we are going to call a RINO, a RINO.


168 posted on 05/04/2009 3:11:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: pissant
Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential

Google search: "1 - 10 of about 22,900,000 for "Sarah Palin""

Google search: "Results 1 - 10 of about 10,100,000 for "Joe Biden""

Google search: "Results 1 - 10 of about 2,620,000 for "Mitt Romney""

I wonder how aware Romney is of his relative presence on the Internet, where Governor Palin has more positive hits than Biden and Romney have total hits. As for influence, Palin was not a hit just because she's beautiful. Voters have no doubt that she is pro-life and means it. We have no doubt that she is pro-Constitution, including the Second Amendment, and means it. We have no doubt that she has executive experience and has actually governed responsibly and successfully.

169 posted on 05/04/2009 3:13:14 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: CaribouCrossing

That was a response for someone suggesting a Palin/Bachmann ticket (two ladies).

I would feel far safer with these two chicks in the White House, than with any combination of Obama, Biden, and Pelosi in the succession.


170 posted on 05/04/2009 3:13:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

~~~~~rubbing hands together~~~~~

I Can’t wait!!!!!


171 posted on 05/04/2009 3:14:08 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Smile you're on Janet's Candid Camera!)
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To: truthandlife

No way. Romney will have the liberal MSM support, but he can’t win the nomination, any more than he could last time. At most, he will be a spoiler like he was last time, attacking the early front runner with lies and damaging their campaign.


172 posted on 05/04/2009 3:20:27 PM PDT by DannyTN ( Impeach and Deport)
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To: pissant

50-50 ain’t bad ...

SnakeDoc


173 posted on 05/04/2009 3:25:35 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The night is darkest just before the dawn -- but I promise you, the dawn is coming." -- Harvey Dent)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It sure didn’t sound that way. The comment was, “No chicks for CIC”. I took that to mean, “no chicks for commander in chief”.

I do agree that Palin/Bachmann as President and VP would be better than what we have now. But that is such a huge understatement as to be a bit of overkill (yet another understatement). ;)


174 posted on 05/04/2009 3:27:42 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: humblegunner
Maybe Romney is just looking for a third wife. Or fourth? I forget how many he has. I bet he has all of 'em wave those hankies!

Mitt and Ann Romney were married 40 years ago. She is his first and only wife.

I would say "nice try," but it wasn't even that.

175 posted on 05/04/2009 3:29:34 PM PDT by TChad
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To: pissant

What campaign? As far as I know she hasn’t even declared for a second term as governor yet, but when people follow the truth about Palin vs the NYTimes you find out she is a true conservative governor... who has actually set budgets and stuck to them.


176 posted on 05/04/2009 3:33:28 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

That’s fine. So when and if she decides to run, you can work for her or you can just advocate on her behalf.


177 posted on 05/04/2009 3:37:38 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

From what I’ve read it does appear that there are conservatives that are against Governor Palin and are actively spreading untruths about her. Not because she isn’t conservative enough but because they are campaigning for someone else.


178 posted on 05/04/2009 3:38:08 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: CaribouCrossing

If she is Margaret Thatcher, part II, I’m all over it.


179 posted on 05/04/2009 3:39:20 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

This ongoing idea that the entire GOP still needs to expand upon their total voters base by moving even more to the political left has got to officially end, if the entire GOP doesn’t really want to die. Conservatism will always be in trouble and always be a political minority, when it continuously battles against all leftist politics from BOTH major political parties. I don’t see any serious end to this ongoing “GOP Big Tent” political trend anytime soon, and, unfortunately, all leftist politics will remain in political power because of it.


180 posted on 05/04/2009 3:42:03 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: pissant

Romney sounds more and more like another Wendel Wilkie.


181 posted on 05/04/2009 3:48:18 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Califreak
I guess Mitt really must be a RINO if he’s afraid of her.

Sorry, no. Allow me to clarify: Mitt is a RINO because he subscribes to dangerously stupid liberal policies and panders to anyone who listens.

Mitt being afraid of Sarah Palin makes him a cowardly piece of garbage.

See the difference? :D

182 posted on 05/04/2009 3:54:18 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Mitt Romney: Collect the whole set!)
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To: pissant

Slick Mitt is just jealous because he think’s he more beautiful than Sarah is.


183 posted on 05/04/2009 3:59:19 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: CaribouCrossing

you’ve noticed that, too? It is one reason I always go elsewhere to get my Palin news.


184 posted on 05/04/2009 4:05:12 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: pissant
"Romney Suggests Palin 'Beautiful,' Not Influential"

Romney you need to go third party, maybe Democrat Lite!

185 posted on 05/04/2009 4:06:16 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: pissant; CaribouCrossing

Oh, never fear, if she decides to run for POTUS, the mroe I see of her the more convinced I am that I would join up to work for her here in Arizona... BTW in addition to cutting spending 16.7% in Alaska, did you know she’s backing a ballot measure to bypass the Legislature and make it illegal for teenagers to get an abortion without telling their parents.... and under her leadership TransCanada has now officially filed for a pipeline license agreement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is a pipeline multiple other governors from both parties were not able to move forward, but under her leadership as soon as FERC gives its approval will not have natural gas flowing down to the lower 48 by 2018... oh, and the NRA is honoring the governor with a special Alaskan-themed rifle...


186 posted on 05/04/2009 4:11:51 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

It’s kind of hard not to notice an elephant in the room, or in this case, a forum. Like you, I have other places I go in order to read the news and commentary. Wouldn’t make sense not to do that. When folks spend too much time in one place they tend to lose perspective.


187 posted on 05/04/2009 4:18:09 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: pissant
I suggest Romney 'Wealthy,' Not Principled...
188 posted on 05/04/2009 4:18:41 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

It’s kind of hard not to notice an elephant in the room, or in this case, a forum. Like you, I have other places I go in order to read the news and commentary. Wouldn’t make sense not to do that. When folks spend too much time in one place they tend to lose perspective.


189 posted on 05/04/2009 4:18:44 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Yes, I knew of her latest accomplishments and efforts. We live here, in Alaska.

While I think she’d be a great president, and we’ll support her again if she runs, it’ll be another bittersweet moment. Hate to lose a Governor like Sarah Palin. And when I get real mad at the lower 48, I say they don’t deserve her. ;)


190 posted on 05/04/2009 4:26:35 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: CaribouCrossing

I figured you were up there with Caribou in your name... I wish more people would get out of the echo chamber and actually do research instead of just spewing forth with dribble.


191 posted on 05/04/2009 5:06:23 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

“Echo chamber”. Yep, that describes it quite well. And I quit playing “follow the leader” when I was kid.

Hope to visit your state someday. Preferably when the it’s 50 below here.


192 posted on 05/04/2009 5:33:42 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: AbeKrieger

Reagan wasn’t electable either


193 posted on 05/04/2009 5:39:03 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: CaribouCrossing

My neighbors are from Alaska, they spend the winter here and summer there... when we hit 80 they are dieing from the heat and have to head north ~LOL~ and we think 80 is cold...


194 posted on 05/04/2009 6:03:34 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Ah, snowbirds for neighbors, heh? Hope to be a snowbird someday too. We had 72 here over the weekend and had to take to the shade to cool off now and then. It’s all what you’re accustomed too. Maybe someday I could get used to 80 degrees above zero. That’d be a nice change. ;)


195 posted on 05/04/2009 6:12:22 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: pissant

Mitt is such an insecure moron. Does he think his comments will win conservatives to him???


196 posted on 05/04/2009 6:13:57 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I, El Rushbo -- and I say this happily -- have hijacked Obama's honeymoon.")
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To: CaribouCrossing

~LOL~ talk about extremes... we get to 125 - 128 in June, July, August... then in October someone draws the shade and we cool down into the 90’s to 100... then when we are freezing in December and January the snowbirds are all walking around in shorts and sandels.


197 posted on 05/04/2009 7:45:08 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

125 - 128! Holy caribou crap, those temps would kill me. Guess I’ll stick to that idea of visiting in the winter months.

90 to 100 wouldn’t be so bad if I could be held under water until it cooled off. I’ve heard that your hill country (like small mountains?) is cooler than the rest of the state. I was hoping for temps in the 60 to 70 degree range in the winter months.


198 posted on 05/04/2009 9:50:00 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: CaribouCrossing

In the winter you will get 50 - 70’s with freezing temperatures a few nights. Right now it is ten minutes to ten and my computer says we have a temperature of 88... very comfortable I might add, but I suspect you would melt. My neighbors daughter just came in for two weeks and then they will close it up for the year and return in October; my husband said the daughter was laying out working on her tan today.


199 posted on 05/04/2009 9:53:18 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Diogenesis

Yeah, that was a great quote. Thanks for sharing the memory.


200 posted on 05/04/2009 9:56:48 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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