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Libs Outraged Over Paul Ryan’s $350 Bottle of Wine, Silent When Nancy Pelosi Drowned $101,000
Big Journalism ^ | 7/10/11 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/11/2011 9:40:14 AM PDT by Nachum

Cheers.

For some reason the libs weren’t so outraged when Obaama served $399 bottles of wine at his taxpayer-funded state dinner …

… but Libs today were “stunned” and “outraged” that popular conservative Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ordered a $350 bottle of wine for dinner in New York.

TPM reported, via Ann Althouse:

When [Professor Feinberg] saw the label on the bottle of Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru Ryan’s table had ordered, she quickly looked it up on the wine list and saw that it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house along with one other with the same pricetag.

Feinberg, an economist by training, was even more appalled when the table ordered a second bottle….

“We were just stunned,” said Feinberg…

She was outraged …. [my emphasis]

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 112th; angrydems; appalled; congress; democrats; feinberg; hypocrisy; liberalfascism; liberalhypocrisy; liberals; libs; obama; outraged; over; paul; paulryan; pelosi; progressives; ryan; stunned
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Full title: Libs Outraged Over Paul Ryan’s $350 Bottle of Wine, Silent When Nancy Pelosi Drowned $101,000 of Booze On “Pelosi One”
1 posted on 07/11/2011 9:40:19 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ryan should give that money to FR!


2 posted on 07/11/2011 9:45:20 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Nachum

Hmmm...I notice that they don’t state that Mr. Ryan paid the bill himself. Unlike Obummer and Pelousy, who sent the bill to the taxpayers.


3 posted on 07/11/2011 9:47:50 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Nachum

If he bought it with his own money, nothing further to say.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 9:50:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Nachum

Actually, you know what’s outrageous? A restaurant that charges $350 for a $200 bottle of wine.


5 posted on 07/11/2011 9:51:01 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Nachum

Why would they care what someone pay themselves for moderate priced wines? Obiviousl none of them are educated or cultured enough to know that $399 is not an expensive bottle more a moderate priced because it can be much more expensive than that one is!


6 posted on 07/11/2011 9:51:32 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Nachum

THere are no sources, or references, that back up the truth of this story. This does not sound like Paul. Was he alone? Dining with friends? Who picked up the tab?


7 posted on 07/11/2011 9:53:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

They were outraged because Ryan was spending his own money on the wine instead of using an apparatus of the state to seize the money from a taxpayer under force of law and use it to buy wine.


8 posted on 07/11/2011 9:53:31 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
They went after Cheneys money but never disclosed that
Cheney gave Six Million to charity in one year alone.

This class envy is a broken tool but I'm sure some people still love to hate.

9 posted on 07/11/2011 9:53:31 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Tax-chick

If he bought that wine with his own money, we’re paying our so-called public servants too damn well.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Nachum

And what did Professor Feinberg have? Night Train?


11 posted on 07/11/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you B@st@rd!)
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To: Nachum

I am outraged about what it costs to fly Michelle Obama’s fat ass around on her vacations.


12 posted on 07/11/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: New Jersey Realist
Ryan should give that money to FR!

He should do whatever he damned well pleases with his money.

13 posted on 07/11/2011 9:57:47 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Buy your own breadsticks!)
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To: Tax-chick
If he bought it with his own money, nothing further to say.

Exactly, and if you read the whole account, you see Ryan paid for the meal himself.

You also see that this Professor Feinberg was probably drunk--she admits to drinking at least half a bottle of wine before going over to Ryan's table to demand to know how much the wine cost.

The bottom line is that this is just some nosy Lib yenta who made a spectacle of herself when she was half in the bag. No surprises there--something I've seen a million times before in NYC restaurants.

14 posted on 07/11/2011 9:57:57 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Nachum

oh my...stunned, outraged, my oh my oh my. At least it was paid for by him out of his personal funds and not a fund raiser. Hope you enjoyed your wine Paul...good for you. In their face as they have done to us. Now the worm has turned.


15 posted on 07/11/2011 9:58:49 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: mewzilla

Meh. Maybe he had money before he was elected to Congress. I could spend $350 on a bottle of wine, and still pay the mortgage and the utility bills. At least I’d get some enjoyment out of it, unlike the electronics my husband blows much more than that on.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 9:58:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: OCCASparky
Actually, you know what’s outrageous? A restaurant that charges $350 for a $200 bottle of wine.

Hey, gotta keep those po' folks out somehow!

17 posted on 07/11/2011 10:01:32 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I don’t think I’ve ever been in a restaurant with wine costing that much, but you can get some at “Total Wine.”

I don’t get wine when eating out because I know what it costs for the same bottle at the grocery store or wine retailer, but if Rep. Ryan wants to, fine with me.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 10:01:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Nachum

I’m outraged Professor Feinberg can afford to dine at restaurants that sever expensive wines. I haven’t been to a restaurant in about 3 years.


19 posted on 07/11/2011 10:02:24 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: newzjunkey

Absolutely. Someone saying what someone else SHOULD do with their money is dangerous. It’s Paul Ryan’s money and he can toss it in the trash if he so chose. The point being it is HIS money and therefore not for anyone else to suggest what he do with it.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 10:03:38 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Nachum
It's actually a pretty funny story if you read the whole thing. The obnoxious bitch was drunk, went to Ryan's table, made a scene, and was thrown out of the restaurant. Ryan paid for the wine with his own money.
21 posted on 07/11/2011 10:06:03 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Nachum
budweiser Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm suspicious of those wine sippers no matter the party.

22 posted on 07/11/2011 10:06:13 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Lauren BaRecall
"And what did Professor Feinberg have? Night Train?"

Clot 45?

23 posted on 07/11/2011 10:09:24 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Nachum

Is Pro. Feinberg one of the SOROS CREW that is detailed (and paid) to follow around GOP politicians and report/video their every step and breath?


24 posted on 07/11/2011 10:09:40 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Right Cal Gal

We paid for it all whether the bill was sent or not. Ryan is paid by taxpayers so even if he ‘paid’ for it himself it was still paid with our money.


25 posted on 07/11/2011 10:09:40 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; Condor51; sickoflibs
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request for costs of Pelosi's use of our USAF as her personal taxi..........the results of the investigation just boggle the mind and rape our pocketbooks.

“According to the documents, then-Speaker Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force (read taxpayers) $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period–$101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.”

One CODEL (Congressional Delegation) started out in D.C., stopped down in Tel Aviv, Israel, and then flew on to Baghdad, Iraq on 5-15-2008, for a five day mission “to discuss matters of mutual concern with government leaders and their spouses and cost $17, 931 per hour in aircraft alone.”

Note: The FOIA reveals that on a 2007 stop in Israel, “CODEL could only bring Kosher items into the hotel; Kosher alcohol for mixing beverages in the delegation room was purchased on the local economy i.e. Bourbon, Whiskey, Scotch, Vodka, Gin, Triple Sec, Tequila, etc.” The very in-the-know bar lists of all types of booze she and her parties tossed down include “Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Creme, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac …..

Openly threatening our military Pelosi intermediary: “It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable. . The speaker will want to know where the planes are. . ” wrote Kay King, Director of the House Office of Inter-parliamentary Affairs.

She also warned our military that “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset Speaker!”

Most of Pelosi’s USAF taxi trips... (Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...

26 posted on 07/11/2011 10:10:33 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Nachum

I can buy about 77 boxes of my favorite wine for $399. WOW!!!


27 posted on 07/11/2011 10:10:37 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Generosity is for people who can afford it.)
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To: mewzilla

Amen


28 posted on 07/11/2011 10:10:37 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Ryan is paid by taxpayers so even if he ‘paid’ for it himself it was still paid with our money.

And where does your MONEY come from?

29 posted on 07/11/2011 10:13:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Tax-chick

Just checked his personal financial disclosure forms. Doesn’t look like he’s hurting. In which case we’re definitely paying the guy too much. And in any case, anyone who’s dumb enough to pay that much money for overpriced grape juice us not someone I want to trust with my tax dollars.


30 posted on 07/11/2011 10:15:23 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Nachum; Tax-chick

This reports only some of the facts.

The remaining facts include:

- Mr. Ryan didn’t actually order the wine. One of his friends ordered the wine - 2 bottles - of which Mr. Ryan consumed one glass. Mr. Ryan was unaware of the cost of the wine when it was ordered;

- When Mr. Ryan became aware of the cost, he was surprised, but insisted so that there would be no appearance of an illegal gratuity, that the cost of one full bottle be added to his check, which included his own meal and the tip for what he paid;

- His check came to something like $480 or $490 or so, which included the $350 bottle of wine, $80 for a tip, taxes, and the cost of his food;

- When interviewed later, he said he saw no problem with folks paying $350 for a bottle of wine, if that’s how they wanted to spend their money, but that wasn’t how he liked to spend his own money. He would not have ever ordered a $350 bottle of wine, knowing the price.

Other interesting tidbits include the fact that the woman was belligerant, half-stoned, and attracted the unwanted attention of most of the restaurant when she made her scene.

Liberals are filth.


31 posted on 07/11/2011 10:16:19 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Excuse me?
Is there something that caused your outrage by me pointing out that Ryan is paid by tax dollars?

My goodness.


32 posted on 07/11/2011 10:16:44 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: New Jersey Realist; Nachum

Two WRONGS don’t make it right, shame on Paul Ryan, unless he paid the bill out of own pocket???

I have one glass of wine to to my dinner meals = Oak Leaf from Wal-Mart @ $2.97/bottle!!!


33 posted on 07/11/2011 10:18:14 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Outlaw Woman

That is the dumbest statement of the day. It ceased to be your money when it was deposited by the treasury.

Ryan was paid by the Treasury with proceeds from taxes. It then becomes his money and, if legal, he can spend it as he pleases.

To assert some personal ownership in Ryan’s property as a result of paying taxes is ludicrous


34 posted on 07/11/2011 10:18:14 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: Outlaw Woman

Not to worry. It turns out that he didn’t even order the wine (though he insisted on paying for it to avoid the appearance of receiving a gratuity).

This is a non-issue. Ryan appears to have acted with punctilious propriety.


35 posted on 07/11/2011 10:23:09 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
We paid for it all whether the bill was sent or not. Ryan is paid by taxpayers so even if he ‘paid’ for it himself it was still paid with our money.

True, but so what? Are you saying that because he is a Congressman, he has to only buy things that we approve of? We set a salary for Congress. If we think its too high, we can pressure them to reduce it. But once we set the salary, the Congressmen can spend it on whatever they see fit, whether its expensive wine, expensive clothes, a gun collection, private schools for their kids or whatever.

36 posted on 07/11/2011 10:24:11 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Outlaw Woman

By that logic, every time an Army Buck sergeant enjoys a beer you are paying for it.
No more beer for the military! /s


37 posted on 07/11/2011 10:24:12 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

It’s his salary; his money and none of your business.
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38 posted on 07/11/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Tax-chick
Ryan picked up his share of the tab...Ryan says he decided to pay for one of the bottles of wine after being confronted by Feinberg out of an abundance of caution. Ryan's office provided TPM with a copy of his credit card receipt. Congressional ethics rules bar congressman from receiving gifts from lobbyists and gifts of over $100 from anyone.

....so a lady sees Ryan dining out, snoops at what wine he has....presumably she was drinking as well....and she stalks over to his table and calls him out on it, one of his dining companions finally says f-you lady....and she calls the media after setting this all up? When Ryan found out what the wine cost he insisted on paying for one of the bottles he and his dining companions enjoyed...not much to see here but a lib lady (and I use that term loosely) making a scene in a public restaurant and indeed imposed her presence on an innocent Ryan who was dining out. Perhaps this bitchy lady ought to practice what she preaches....what the heck was she doing in a restaurant dining with expensive wines like that. Phony, bitchy lib ladies should practice what they preach. Anyone research HER?

39 posted on 07/11/2011 10:25:52 AM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down by the American voters.)
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To: Nachum

I hope this is not a true or accurate story.

I have always been a huge fan of Ryan, but I have to say it bothers me—Hard to explain, but for lack of better description, it looks elitist. Majority of folks in Wisco/Janesville are not able to afford that. It makes him look like he has caught the elite flu that so many Washington pols have caught. Middle class in fly-over country are are cutting back, people are fearful of job loss, etc. they are not buying $350 wine. Ryan is not seemingly representing them when he buys 2 bottles of $350 wine.

Yes, it is his money and he can buy what he wants, but it looks out-of-place to me as a public servant who is being supported, elected paid by middle tax classpayers in Janesville who cannot afford such affluence. In other words, unlike many families in fly-over country, it must be nice to not be worried about salary, job, retirement, kids’ education, etc. He obviously doesn’t need a contribution from me and perhaps these pols are too well-paid?

Unlike another poster, I think a $350 wine is not a moderately priced bottle of wine. I have friends who are fairly wealthy upper middle class (VP level), and they don’t drink one $350 bottles of wine—let alone order a second one...

I guess my disappointment is that I truly thought he was different from the Washington elite, now I am not so sure. Sort of reminds me of Obama and his lavish dinners and vacations. Even if Ryan paid for it and did not write it off, $700 on wine still smacks of Washington affluence, and I would have thought he would have known how that could come off.....but that Washington flu distorts perceptions of what rest of country is going thru....


40 posted on 07/11/2011 10:26:04 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: New Jersey Realist

As long as he pays for it himself I don’t care what Ryan drinks. At least he’s not on some Air Force jet he commandeered eating and drinking on the taxpayers dime.


41 posted on 07/11/2011 10:26:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: danamco

I thought I was cheap... my wine comes from twist top
bottles with an picture of an older Italian guy on the label...


42 posted on 07/11/2011 10:28:07 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: PalmettoMason

Don’t be ridiculous.


43 posted on 07/11/2011 10:28:07 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I am not a real wine expert, but I would like to know what makes one bottle cost $20, and the other cost $350. Sometime, I want to taste some $350 wine and see if you can actually tell it from a $20 brand..........jus’ sayin....


44 posted on 07/11/2011 10:31:23 AM PDT by Concho (-)
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To: Liz

” Courvoisier cognac ….. “

No Remy Martin?

The pikers!


45 posted on 07/11/2011 10:34:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Liz; thouworm; stephenjohnbanker; Condor51; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”“According to the documents, then-Speaker Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force (read taxpayers) $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period–$101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

Given that Pelosi was our first madame House Speaker and the most successful one in history passing hundreds of bills that never even made it into law (those worthless men Obama and Reid didnt hold up their end), a tiny $2M for these official sounding Pelosi friend and family vacation trips is just a drop in the bucket.

Beohner could only dream of passing so many bills that never got into law like Pelosi did.

46 posted on 07/11/2011 10:35:04 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Outlaw Woman
We paid for it all whether the bill was sent or not. Ryan is paid by taxpayers so even if he ‘paid’ for it himself it was still paid with our money.

Are you for real? Ryan isn't living off of us, he was elected...he gets a salary and he paid for the wine with his own money. Once the government cuts him a check it belongs to Ryan alone, not us. However, as many of the articles on this subject tell us....Nancy Pelosi sucked up booze on our dime...over $100thousand dollars worth.

I might have missed your comment, but you were taken to task (and rightly so) ...then you proceeded to hassle anyone who called you out on it. Reread your own words and think about it.

Ryan did nothing wrong......NOTHING at all, except getting stalked by a liberal hag...er nag.

47 posted on 07/11/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down by the American voters.)
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To: Concho
You would be able to taste/feel the difference. There are a lot of "good" inexpensive wines but once you experience a "great" wine you say..."Oh, now I get it...".

Same thing with whisky and cigars...there are a lot of good ones but you know it when you get a great one.

Now...as for women...

48 posted on 07/11/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: tioga

oops......the hundred thousand was for food and booze...RME


49 posted on 07/11/2011 10:36:52 AM PDT by tioga (2012 - the year Obama gets slapped down by the American voters.)
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To: Nachum

You have to get a little tanked before you push old ladies over the cliff.


50 posted on 07/11/2011 10:37:21 AM PDT by Starstruck
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