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Christine O'Donnell in 1999: 'I dabbled into witchcraft'
Washington Post ^ | Matt DeLong

Posted on 09/18/2010 8:29:08 AM PDT by tlb

Bill Maher -- on whose former show, "Politically Incorrect," O'Donnell appeared repeatedly in the late 1990s -- showed a previously unaired clip from Oct. 29, 1999, on his current HBO program, "Real Time,":

O'DONNELL: I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. [...]

One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. ... We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.

Maher said he will show a previously unaired clip every week until O'Donnell appears on his show. "It's like a hostage crisis," Maher said. "Every week you don't show up, I'm going to throw another body out."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: extortion; maher; odonnell; politicallyincorrect; witchcraft
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I'd bet Hillary did the same but would never be honest enough to admit it.
1 posted on 09/18/2010 8:29:10 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Coons “dabbles” in marxism.

I’ll take my chances with the witchcraft.


2 posted on 09/18/2010 8:30:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: tlb

Except Hillary didn’t just dabble, she actually went for it.
(That was almost too easy...)


3 posted on 09/18/2010 8:30:57 AM PDT by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: tlb

Obama jumped into Marxism, didn’t dabble.


4 posted on 09/18/2010 8:30:59 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: tlb

I’d bet Hillary did the same but would never be honest enough to admit it.


Didn’t Hillary go up on the White House roof-top and talk with Eleanor Roosevelt?


5 posted on 09/18/2010 8:31:01 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: tlb

So, by this standard libs should vote for her too. Good. Settled!


6 posted on 09/18/2010 8:31:54 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: tlb

Sounds like it’s time to start posting some of Maher’s “better” moments.....


7 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:12 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: tlb
I think Bill's “hostage crisis” joke is funny, but how many “bodies” does he have to throw out?
8 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:14 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: tlb

Obama dabbles in communism...
http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2010/04/obama-file-101-whos-been-fibbing-then.html


9 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:21 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: tlb

Hasn’t she already had a guest appearance on his show? He had his opportunity.


10 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:21 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: tlb

Who cares?

Where r the jobs?

Who is working on solutions?


11 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:34 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: tlb

So if anyone is thinking of going on Bill Maher’s show, may this give them pause to reconsider. This is how he treats his guests.


12 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:50 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: tlb

This obviously shows poor judgement, but it was 10 years ago, and she seems to be a committed Christian now.


13 posted on 09/18/2010 8:32:55 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: tlb

This sounds like extortion.


14 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:18 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: tlb
One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. ... We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.

So she's familiar with Congress.

15 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:20 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: tlb

Should broaden her appeal to Libs :)


16 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: tlb

Wow they’ve got their Alinsky Rule 13 Target.

All this personal demonization might cause a tremendous blowback.


17 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:33 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: cripplecreek

They are stooping pretty low to find something on her. They had better watch out they might find some real dirt on a RAT down in that hole.


18 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:33 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: tlb

The “rest of the story” would be of interest. I assume she no longer practices witchcraft. Real Americans love redemption stories. I’ll look forward to reading of it.


19 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:41 AM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: tlb

Did she inhale?

If someone was to take a microscope and examine my years as a youth and young adult, I’d probably be shunned by most, but that was then.

This is the Left doing what Socialist/Communists do; try to destroy the oppositions by way of character assassination.

This ride’s going to get bumpy.


20 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:43 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: tlb

Now they are discriminating against Witches. What about Napolitano Sebellius and Kagan. If they are not Witches I will eat my hat. But if this is true she is toast.


21 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:48 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: tlb

When you have to bring up stuff like this, you lose the argument.

Face it, we have a b..er..Witch as Speaker of the House.


22 posted on 09/18/2010 8:33:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tlb

Witchcraft? No big deal.

Suing over gender discrimination? No big deal.

Having no experience for elected office? No big deal.

Holding OUR candidates to standards we hold THEIRS to...?


23 posted on 09/18/2010 8:34:30 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: kcvl

post that picture of Pelosi as wicked witch of the west.


24 posted on 09/18/2010 8:34:38 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: tlb

SHe may have said it in 1999; my guess is she dabbled when she was 17.


25 posted on 09/18/2010 8:34:45 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Keith in Iowa

They seem to be concerned with her religion. You may not be far off. A friend, who NEVER talks politics with me, out of the blue mentioned her, masturbation, and those “crazy tea-partiers”... She is hitting some nerves with people, and this friend of mine isn’t even very liberal for a Democrat.


26 posted on 09/18/2010 8:35:52 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Ezekiel

:)Now that’s good.


27 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:15 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: tlb

Exactly! Had O’Donnell become more committed to witchcraft and worshipped on a satanic altar, she would be a Democrat!


28 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:29 AM PDT by griswold3 ('Regulation and law without enforcement is no law at all)
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To: tlb

Well, when it comes right down to it, the truth is that I was, very briefly, in my foolish youth, a...a...can’t bring myself to say it...this stays right in this room, right?...Okay, I was a Democrat, for like 20 minutes...I was in college, what the hell did I know...watched Bill Maher once, too, but I’m done with that crap, I swear it...

Anyway, Maher is about as Satanic as they come.


29 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:36 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: tlb

All things being equal I wish I’d never heard of O’Donnell, but ANYONE is better than libtard Marxist filth!


30 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:46 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: cripplecreek

I “dabbled” in Scientology...only because I thought it was weird! I held tin cans and answered questions. I didn’t believe any of it but was curious...my friends and I went to see what it was all about...it’s what young people do.


31 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:47 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: biggredd1

Coons, then 21 years old and about to graduate from Amherst College, chronicled his transformation from a sheltered, conservative-minded college student who had worked for former GOP Delaware Sen. William Roth and had campaigned for Ronald Reagan in 1980 into a cynical young adult who was distrustful of American power and willing to question the American notion of free enterprise.

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“[I]t is only too easy to return from Africa glad to be American and smugly thankful for our wealth and freedom,” added Coons. “Instead, Amherst had taught me to question, so in turn I questioned Amherst, and America.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/a_professional_marxist_vs_an_a.html


32 posted on 09/18/2010 8:37:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: LS
So, by this standard libs should vote for her too.

Big difference. She like Beck has found her way to her knees. Libs never do. OTOH those who have had problems and turned their lives around will be able to relate to her and support her in spite of her past.

33 posted on 09/18/2010 8:37:08 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: tlb
Dear Bill...So what? What your dumbass don't get is called forgiveness...We practice it, your kind doesn't...You big Dope.


34 posted on 09/18/2010 8:37:11 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Darkwolf377

Shhh . . . They’re on a roll.


35 posted on 09/18/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: tlb

Aha, so that is how she won the election, sourcery. Good, then she can turn Coons into a real racoon and ride easily to victory. Go Christine!


36 posted on 09/18/2010 8:37:48 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: tlb

That’s OK, in my younger days, I “dabbled” with a young woman who explored “magick” and other new-age eclectica. Like O’Donnell, she grew up and put away her childish things, which is more than I can say for her bearded Marxist opponent, or the gay Marxist with a “beard” in D.C.


37 posted on 09/18/2010 8:37:48 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: tlb

"Witchcraft? Cool, dude".

38 posted on 09/18/2010 8:38:06 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: tlb

This is TEN years old! And at the time, she said it was something she previously did...Obama sat for TWENTY years in a racist church...listening to a preacher calling for the destruction of the white folks...Coons supports Obama, and is in his party.

Let Mahr show them every week...free publicity! This way she is in the news every single week, without paying for an ad!


39 posted on 09/18/2010 8:38:14 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: pissant

My girlfriend and I dabbled when we were 15 -—oh,, wait, different subject


40 posted on 09/18/2010 8:38:53 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: tlb

obama commies dabble into washington...
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/09/dc_march_100210_communists_soc.html


41 posted on 09/18/2010 8:39:01 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: tlb
Good for her now the powerful Wiccans can help her by casting spells against her enemies. just kidding
42 posted on 09/18/2010 8:39:35 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
but it was 10 years ago. . . .

I'm guessing it was probably *20* years ago, or more. The dabbling in witchcraft, I mean. When she said that on the show in 1999, she was referring to something that had happened much earlier.

Also, a lot of us have "dabbled" in something for a while when we were young and then gotten out of it when we realized it was dumb. It's not like COD was saying she was in favor of witchcraft!

43 posted on 09/18/2010 8:39:46 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: All
"This is Nancy. Now hear this."

"Tell my staff, I'll be at the White House if they want me."

44 posted on 09/18/2010 8:39:49 AM PDT by Liz
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To: tlb

And Nancy Reagan consulted astrologers...

And didn’t Hilliary channel Elenor Roosevelt?


45 posted on 09/18/2010 8:39:49 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: tlb

I thought Liberals like Wiccians. Is he trying to help her win the Democrat vote?


46 posted on 09/18/2010 8:40:25 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: cripplecreek

Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist (DE-Sen)
By: Neil Thursday
September 16, 2010

 

In May 1985 Chris Coons wrote an article for his college newspaper, The Amherst Student, titled “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.”

http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/71754


47 posted on 09/18/2010 8:40:27 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: don-o

But Delaware may like the witch story the best....don’t think it is going to harm her in her own state. Thanks Maher!


48 posted on 09/18/2010 8:40:43 AM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: lonestar

My vices were drugs and alcohol and they were in my youth. I guessing she was talking about her youth as well.

It certainly wasn’t uncommon for people my age to get into all sorts of weirdness when we were teens and for some that included witchcraft.

One of the whitest kids I knew got into Navaho religious rites for a while.


49 posted on 09/18/2010 8:41:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Maher is a devout practitioner of Onanism.


50 posted on 09/18/2010 8:41:56 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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