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Tea Party ‘Hobbits’ Confront McCain at Town Hall: ‘Are You Going to Apologize?’
Conservative Daily News ^ | Aug 9th, 2011 | R. Mitchell

Posted on 08/09/2011 10:08:37 AM PDT by Sopater

"...I'm sorry if it was misunderstood, I'm not sorry for what I said."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: hobbit; hobbitgate; mccain; mccaintruthfile; teaparty
Video at site.
1 posted on 08/09/2011 10:08:46 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

There was no misunderstanding what you said, and your non-apology is noted.


2 posted on 08/09/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

Off hand I’d say thinking little people are out to get you is a symptom of PTSD...


3 posted on 08/09/2011 10:10:07 AM PDT by null and void (Day 929. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: Sopater

Once again juan... you traitorous pos... I wish that the NVA had just kept your sorry ass.

LLS


4 posted on 08/09/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Sopater

I’m not entirely sure why being called a hobbit should be considered an insult.

Hobbits had many admirable qualities, their most admirable being an absence of Nietzschean Will to Power.

They were also the primary actors in the overthrow of the Dark Lord.

We could use more hobbits and fewer of those who despise them.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 10:13:51 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sopater
After the hobbits were done with Mordor, they went home, and cleaned up the Shire.

I re-read the chapter "The Scouring of the Shire" a few days ago and found it an inspiration.
6 posted on 08/09/2011 10:14:42 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Sopater

An Orc never apologizes to a Hobbit.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 10:15:00 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Sopater

8 posted on 08/09/2011 10:18:18 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I wish that the NVA had just kept your sorry ass.”

As a staunch conservative and conscientious Christian, I’ve gotta say I find that statement OFFENSIVE!

...just because the NVA was once our enemy is no reason to wish nonsensical campaign finance rules on them.


9 posted on 08/09/2011 10:19:11 AM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Sherman Logan

I wonder if McQueeg was confusing hobbits with troglodytes. If so, I’ll bet he meant the latter. But the term used was used as a slur. He meant to insult.


10 posted on 08/09/2011 10:19:21 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Sopater
Senator John McCain is the reason former Senator Barack Obama was elected President. The choice was between a traitor and a Marxist.

“...I'm sorry if it was misunderstood, I'm not sorry for what I said.”

Sen. McCain and Pres. Obama share a common bond: They are spoiled, self-centered brats permanently stuck in a pouty adolescence.

I'd rather be a Hobbit.

11 posted on 08/09/2011 10:19:38 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Sopater

He hasn’t apologized for his pathetic performance in the Presidential campaign...why would he apologize for insulting us?


12 posted on 08/09/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Sopater

"HOBBITS! We HATES THEM! Don't we my precious."
13 posted on 08/09/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sherman Logan

I agree... It’s a matter of perspective, I suppose.

Hobbits were the heroes of the tale. Elves were aloof, self-absorbed, and running away. Humans were too busy in-fighting. Dwarves couldn’t be bothered with surface affairs.

Hobbits went on a dangerous quest, with little help from the world at large, facing constant opposition, to strike a blow at the heart of corruption. I’d say there are indeed parallels.


14 posted on 08/09/2011 10:21:34 AM PDT by COgamer
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To: Sopater

“Noooo, precious! We hates the Tea!!”


15 posted on 08/09/2011 10:21:34 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Sopater

Time for Hobbits to Scour the GOP Shire.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 10:21:49 AM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Sherman Logan
We could use more hobbits and fewer of those who despise them

So, are you saying that he meant it as a compliment? I doubt it. However, it wouldn't be the first time that a small group of people were given a name that was meant to mock them, but became a badge of honor instead. (Christian)
17 posted on 08/09/2011 10:25:13 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: BuddhaBrown; LibLieSlayer
As a staunch conservative and conscientious Christian, I’ve gotta say I find that statement OFFENSIVE!

Amen, brother.
18 posted on 08/09/2011 10:27:24 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sherman Logan; Nepeta
“Nay cousin, they are not boys, those are Periain, out of the far country of the Halflings, where they are Princes of great fame it is said. I should know, for I had one to tend in the Houses. They are small, but they are valiant. Why cousin, one of them when with only his esquire into the Black Country and fought with the Dark Lord all by himself, and set fire to his tower, if you can believe it.”

Ioreth

19 posted on 08/09/2011 10:31:56 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Sopater
McCain Pictures, Images and Photos
20 posted on 08/09/2011 10:33:36 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Was that you?
21 posted on 08/09/2011 10:33:46 AM PDT by McGruff (I am a Sarah Palin supporter and not afraid to say so.)
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To: COgamer

I would agree, except that I would modify it to: most elves, most men and most dwarves. Some of all these groups were heroic.

But then the vast majority of hobbits were totally uninvolved. They didn’t volunteer to go off and fight for the good of the world. Those few who actually fought only did so when the war came right to their front doors.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 10:34:15 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
It just shows his ignorance. He meant it as in insult but didn't understand what LOTR and hobbitses are all about.

More than likely someone in his family (or on his staff) was watching LOTR and thought it would be "trendy" to mention hobbitses, LOL!

23 posted on 08/09/2011 10:34:15 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Sherman Logan

We should call McCain “Wormtongue.”


24 posted on 08/09/2011 10:40:54 AM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Why is it that when this subject comes, doesn’t anyone point out that the Hobbits overcame overwhelming odds, an entrenched and powerful enemy and were ultimately victorious?

If they want to call me a Hobbit, I’m okay with it.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 10:43:22 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: LibLieSlayer

Why keep him? He is doing them more good where he is than when they had him.

He is helping Obama destroy America.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 10:43:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: AFreeBird

It is also relevant that hobbits had been ignored for a very long time as irrelevant to power politics.

IOW, their enemies drastically misunderestimated them.

I’d be proud to be a hobbit. I’ve always considered Sam one of the most admirable characters in literature.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 10:46:05 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sopater
So Nazgul* McCain doesn't like hobbits.

*He's lived a long time, has been corrupted by the ring beltway of power and has been called by his evil lord to hunt us down. Sounds like a Nazgul to me.

28 posted on 08/09/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: McGruff

No


29 posted on 08/09/2011 10:59:57 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: Sopater

This is stupid. Hobbits don’t demand apologies. We should just send him some pipeweed and don’t invite him to the scouring of the Shire when it is all over.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 11:17:17 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: Sopater

FUJM! Everyone knows what you meant and you’ve been a scumbag all your life so it’s no surprise.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 11:19:29 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: BuddhaBrown
You are most correct... what was I thinking? I retract that statement and wish they had forwarded mccain directly to a soviet gulag! Thanks for pointing out the error of my ways!

LLS

32 posted on 08/09/2011 11:20:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: KarlInOhio

“What’s the matter with the place?” said Merry. “Has it been a bad year or what? I thought it had been a fine summer and harvest.”

“Well no, the year’s been good enough,” said Hob. “We grows a lot of food, but we don’t rightly know what becomes of it. It’s all these ‘gatherers’ and ‘sharers’, and we never see most of the stuff again.”


33 posted on 08/09/2011 11:22:07 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.' - -John Adams)
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To: Rippin

“All right, all right!” said Sam. “That’s quite enough. I don’t want to hear no more. No welcome, no beer, no smoke, and a lot of rules and orc-talk instead. I hoped to have a rest, but I can see there’s work and trouble ahead. Let’s sleep and forget it till morning!”


34 posted on 08/09/2011 11:25:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.' - -John Adams)
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To: Sopater
What a total Jerk.

Standing there with his arms crossed with that all so familiar irritated look.

35 posted on 08/09/2011 11:37:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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In recent months we have been called so many names that together they no longer fit on my t-shirt.

McCain clearly meant it as an insult. It was suppose to belittle us and paint us as fanatics. Even lying about it now serves as an insult to our intelligence.

On election night many of these name-calling politicians will be getting their very own new t-shirt. Just one name on it though: LOSER.

36 posted on 08/09/2011 11:50:55 AM PDT by Casie
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To: Venturer

I just want him to freeze his arse off in Siberia.

LLS


37 posted on 08/09/2011 11:54:08 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Nepeta
I re-read the chapter "The Scouring of the Shire" a few days ago and found it an inspiration.

 I was extremely disappointed that that chapter was left out of the movie. It goes to the heart of the character of Hobbits

38 posted on 08/09/2011 12:55:26 PM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
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To: Sherman Logan
"Those few who actually fought only did so when the war came right to their front doors."

Not true. Those who LED the fight "went off to foreign parts". When it came time to clean up the Shire, the vast majority "did" fight. It just took leadership to get them started.

39 posted on 08/09/2011 1:10:02 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: EternalVigilance

:-)


40 posted on 08/09/2011 1:14:03 PM PDT by Rippin
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To: Wonder Warthog

Four went off to fight. Hardly a significant percentage of the population.

My point is not to denigrate the hobbits. It’s to point out that they were even more myopically involved with their own affairs than were the other races. With the exception of four extraordinary exceptions, all of whom were more or less dragooned into it.

The Scouring of the Shire involved one minor battle, with several skirmishes elsewhere in the Shire. A few hundred to perhaps a thousand hobbits were all told involved.

We don’t have a census available, but it’s pretty obvious most hobbits weren’t involved in the fighting. Not their fault, no doubt, they just didn’t get the opportunity.


41 posted on 08/09/2011 1:22:05 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: zeugma
I re-read the chapter "The Scouring of the Shire" a few days ago and found it an inspiration.

I was extremely disappointed that that chapter was left out of the movie. It goes to the heart of the character of Hobbits


I also was disappointed. The chapter is worth repeated readings. Hobbits, like Americans, are not easily angered, but once they are stirred, they are formidable.
42 posted on 08/09/2011 1:26:05 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

Leaving out the Scouring of the Shire was akin to leaving the showdown out of High Noon.


43 posted on 08/09/2011 1:44:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.' - -John Adams)
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To: zeugma

I believe Jackson stated in an interview that he “didn’t like” that chapter of the book, so he deliberately omitted it.

I propose that directors who despise the message of a book ought decline to direct the adaptation of the book to film.


44 posted on 10/23/2011 7:36:34 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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