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Republicans call on wrestling champ Ric Flair (Whoooo!!)
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Posted on 06/11/2009 2:55:05 AM PDT by personalaccts

Republicans call on wrestling champ Ric Flair Comments 2 | Recommend 3 Wednesday, Jun 10 2009, 12:30 pm Staff Reports KINGS MOUNTAIN - Wayne King, chairman of the 10th Congressional District Republican Party, announced that 16-time World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Ric Flair will be on hand at Thursday morning's District GOP fundraiser in Kings Mountain featuring former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Flair was a strong supporter of Governor Huckabee's presidential campaign last year and made several appearances on his behalf in North and South Carolina.

Ric Flair, known as "The Nature Boy" is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, having entertained fans since his pro debut in 1972. A resident of Charlotte, Flair is known for his signature interview style always ending with his trademark "Whoooo!" Throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s, Flair, along with Tully Blanchard, and Arn & Ole Anderson thrilled fans as the "Four Horsemen." Just before retiring last year, Flair was inducted into World Wrestling Entertainment's Wrestling Hall of Fame. He remains active in the industry as a personality and promoter.

"We are thrilled to have a world-wide name in sports entertainment, Ric Flair, to introduce Governor Huckabee," commented King. "Like many in this region, I grew up watching Ric Flair and have always admired the fact that he always has time for his fans. His work on behalf of Republican candidates is well-known and we look forward to welcoming him on Thursday morning."

The breakfast, which is now sold-out, will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life & Conference Center located at 909 E. King St. in Kings Mountain. Nearly 400 attendees are expected.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: flair; huckabee; rinos
400 people are showing up. Maybe they could send Flair up to NY and put Letterman in the figure 4 leglock.
1 posted on 06/11/2009 2:55:05 AM PDT by personalaccts
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To: personalaccts

A phony wrestler in support of Huckafraud. Poetic.


2 posted on 06/11/2009 3:19:50 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: personalaccts
Sounds like 400 that need to be purged from the party!

Huckabee and a wrestler, yuck!

3 posted on 06/11/2009 3:26:49 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Dahoser

Well, we could just say that they’re both entertainers.


4 posted on 06/11/2009 3:27:11 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: personalaccts

Way to stay relevant GOP.

Rick Flair hasn’t been loved (or hated) since my early days of watching TBS wrasslin’.

Next they’ll have the candidate pull up in a 1982 Camaro.

No wait, that would be kind of cool.


5 posted on 06/11/2009 3:30:26 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: autumnraine

Ric Flair not loved or hated? Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it still draws the longest lines. WHOOOOOO!

That said, I wish he was supporting someone else.


6 posted on 06/11/2009 3:35:17 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: personalaccts

I love Ric Flair. I absolutely despise Huckster - the only republican I truly hate.


7 posted on 06/11/2009 3:37:29 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: personalaccts
The obligatory...


8 posted on 06/11/2009 3:39:38 AM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: personalaccts

Good Lord. These are the people who have disdain for Sarah Palin.


9 posted on 06/11/2009 3:57:27 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: personalaccts


Baron von Raschke in 2012 - give the Dems the Brain Claw!
10 posted on 06/11/2009 4:12:39 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: Dahoser
He may have had a great acting career but Rick is no fake anything... and I saw him take apart an jerk one night in SC... few men could stand face to face and walk away unscathed.

LLS

11 posted on 06/11/2009 4:36:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Dahoser
A phony wrestler in support of Huckafraud. Poetic.

Similar thoughts. This is so pathetic.

12 posted on 06/11/2009 4:40:45 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

To be the man....you gotta beat the man! Wooooooo!


13 posted on 06/11/2009 4:42:19 AM PDT by RabidBartender (Democracy fails when the majority starts voting themselves presents from the public treasury - unk.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
He's an actor. He's a good one.

I helped pull Flair out of a crashed airplane in the 70's in NC. Scratched and barely hurt, he was whining like a little kid. It took several minutes for him to sober up and realize he was alive.

In the 50's and early 60's, my career enlisted Navy Dad worked part-time at the Arena in San Diego, then Richmond. I got to met a lot of these guys and watch them practice. It is a ballet, on steroids.

I enjoy watching some of these cage fights they have today. ProWrestling ala Flair and friends is just entertainment for the masses! If you want to see someone torn apart, watch the cages! As an added bonus, the "Card Girls" are really nice on the eyes of a dirty old man!!!


14 posted on 06/11/2009 4:47:52 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist.- Arth. C. Clarke's shortest story)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Listen, I’m not Andy Kaufman. Or Richard Belzer. These are big, athletic boys who can put a hurting on you ten ways to Sunday. What they do in the ring is fake, but I don’t mistake that for what they’re capable of outside it.


15 posted on 06/11/2009 5:36:48 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: Dahoser

wrestler...entaintainer....I don’t care for huckabee either


16 posted on 06/11/2009 6:15:58 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: WVKayaker

I like Flair.He used to give the best interviews on WCW.I understand he was a good collegiate wrestler,too. I see these guys where I work ,it is a ballet,and most are always polite and upbeat. Wish he was supporting someone else,though.


17 posted on 06/11/2009 8:11:14 AM PDT by kickonly88
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To: WVKayaker

Yep... and thanks for the eye candy!

LLS


18 posted on 06/11/2009 9:56:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Dahoser

It is acting out a sports play. It is entertainment... at least they do not shave points or throw games for money.

LLS


19 posted on 06/11/2009 9:58:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: nhwingut
I agree about huckster and his family... disgusting elitist socialists!

LLS

20 posted on 06/11/2009 10:00:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: WVKayaker


I'll bet she got that job because of her brains.


21 posted on 06/11/2009 10:01:28 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: WVKayaker
Most of the professional wrestlers ARE athletes.
The in-ring goings on may be fake but I wouldn't want to accost many of them out of the ring.
22 posted on 06/11/2009 10:01:30 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I'll bet she got that job because of her brains.

Both of them. ;^)

23 posted on 06/11/2009 10:02:00 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Yep... and thanks for the eye candy!

We all have a sweet tooth!


24 posted on 06/11/2009 10:03:52 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist.- Arth. C. Clarke's shortest story)
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To: LanPB01

bttt


25 posted on 06/11/2009 10:05:21 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: personalaccts

If Flair supports Huckster that is just proof he’s had one too many shots to the head.

Which reminds me... from the primary...

Brother Huck’s Travelin’ Salvation Show

Cold January night.......
And the propaganda’s hanging down
And conservatives on the ground feelin’ beat.
Move up the road to the outside of town
And the sound of that good liberal beat!

Sits a ragged governor
Where there ain’t no truth,
And that gospel group tellin’ you and me

It’s Huck, Brother Huck,
say Brother Huck’s Travelin’ Salvation Show!
Pack up anchor babies and grab the old ladies
And ev’ryone cries
‘cause everyone knows Brother Huck’s lies.

Halle- Hallelujah......

Starting soft and slow Like a small town hick

And when he lets go, Half the country’s sick!

It’s Huck, Huck Love, say Brother Huck’s Travelin’ Salvation Show!
Take an old wrestler ,
a ‘B’ movie hustler And ev’ryone goes,
‘cause everyone knows
Brother Huck’s flam flam show.

Hallelujah!


26 posted on 06/11/2009 10:07:34 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Just another Joe
I did not dispute athletic ability, nor discount it. I simply said "IT"S FAKE"! If you want to see real men fighting for it all, watch the Cage MMA guys. It's got real blood. It's got real knockouts. It's got REALLY GREAT GIRLS (not that I would objectify any of these lassies)!


27 posted on 06/11/2009 10:09:01 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist.- Arth. C. Clarke's shortest story)
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To: WVKayaker

“I helped pull Flair out of a crashed airplane in the 70’s in NC. Scratched and barely hurt, he was whining like a little kid. It took several minutes for him to sober up and realize he was alive.”

Is this the same plane wreck that Flair claims he broke his back in?


28 posted on 06/11/2009 10:09:48 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: WVKayaker
I did not dispute athletic ability, nor discount it. I simply said "IT"S FAKE"! If you want to see real men fighting for it all, watch the Cage MMA guys.

And I agreed. I do, however, watch it on a regular basis.
I call it my "Man soap opera". I try to figure out the plot lines at least a month ahead of time. ;^)

A also watch the UFC and WEC on a regular basis. Faber Brown 2 was a disapointment. I understood that when Faber broke his hand in the first round it was going to be a wash but I give him props for fighting on.

29 posted on 06/11/2009 10:13:20 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: AuntB
His back was as broken as mine. It has gotten him a lot of mileage. He DID leave in a neck brace...

But, his pilot was an ass. He left Raleigh without refueling and ran out of gas, "landing" 1/2 mile short of the runway. Their lives were saved by southern yellow pines. They bend, but they don't break! The wings were still on the plane in the middle of a woods!

30 posted on 06/11/2009 10:16:13 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist.- Arth. C. Clarke's shortest story)
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To: WVKayaker

Thanks, WVKayaker, I always wondered how he performed after ‘breaking’ his back.


31 posted on 06/11/2009 10:18:22 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: WVKayaker

I beg to differ. It is athletic COREOGRAPHY, not fake. It is no more fake than a movie with a script.


32 posted on 06/12/2009 7:48:00 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: WVKayaker

I beg to differ. It is athletic COREOGRAPHY, not fake. It is no more fake than a movie with a script.


33 posted on 06/12/2009 7:48:18 PM PDT by DMZFrank
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To: DMZFrank
It's anything you wish to call it but "real". As for movies, I believe most of them are "fake", too!

ProWrestlers are good actors. The fights are pre-determined. Their activities are "choreographed".

You're right. It's no more fake than the movies...


34 posted on 06/13/2009 3:13:51 AM PDT by WVKayaker ( “Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.” - Henry Kissinger)
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