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A Romney vote means rich, white San Franciscans canít exercise in their home gyms
Hotair/Sfgate.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Mary Katharine Ham

Posted on 10/30/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by chessplayer

Edited on 10/30/2012 8:16:07 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Get this: the presidential race is so close that rich, white San Franciscans are having trouble exercising in their home gyms or getting proper sleep at night. Take, for instance, the story of Obama campaign volunteer Kay Edelman:

For the past several weeks, the 60-year-old San Francisco resident has frequently bolted awake in the middle of the night, in “a panic attack,” she said. She darts for her computer and checks the latest polls. Some days she’s so distraught that she can’t exercise.

Every morning, she gets e-mails from friends who’ve been just as sleepless. Most are so tense, they can croak out only a few words. “Very anxious.” “Worried.”

“Nothing more needs to be said,” said Edelman, a retired educational administrator.

I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?


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1 posted on 10/30/2012 7:17:26 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Shouldn’t they be sharing their wealth so that all the people on food stamps can have their free phones?


2 posted on 10/30/2012 7:21:03 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: chessplayer

An excellent point.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 7:22:37 PM PDT by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: chessplayer

The answer to your question, at least in Ms Edelman’s case, can be summed up in one word - pension.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 7:22:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

Home Chubby Chasers Hardest Hit!

Film at 11.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 7:22:46 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: chessplayer
I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?

This last part is FANTASTIC !!!

First time I've heard this concept articulated in this way.

6 posted on 10/30/2012 7:23:38 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: chessplayer

Come on libs,it’s an election.It’s not like a bunch of bitter clingers were coming to put you out of your misery.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 7:31:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: skeeter
“Nothing more needs to be said,” said Edelman, a retired educational administrator.

At 60, she's probably been retired 5 years already.

8 posted on 10/30/2012 7:33:30 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Zeneta

“I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?”

This last part is FANTASTIC !!!

First time I’ve heard this concept articulated in this way.


Yup. Thats a home run. They want the feds to have more and more power, but are crapping themselves at the thought of a Republican getting their hands on that power.


9 posted on 10/30/2012 7:35:31 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Poor Kay Edelman, so stressed by the possibility of a DemoRat loss at the polls that she can't sleep or exercise.

After a lifetime as a DemoRat non producer on a government pension, she can get no peace.

I recommend suicide for the reward she so richly deserves.

10 posted on 10/30/2012 7:36:21 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Right Brother

mentally retired

She’s been living on some beach for years, in her mind.


11 posted on 10/30/2012 7:37:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

It would break my heart if anything tragic were to happen to Kay and her friends at any point after 10PM (Eastern) on 11/6.


12 posted on 10/30/2012 7:37:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: chessplayer
wow - THEY'RE STRESSED!!

They haven't had anything like the stress of millions of people out of work - and that while trying to make devalued dollars stretch...

13 posted on 10/30/2012 7:38:45 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: ari-freedom

Liberalism is a mental disease.

More obvious every single day.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 7:43:45 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: chessplayer

“I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?”

That makes too much sense for the average SanFranpsycho liberal to comprehend.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 7:45:40 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: chessplayer

If I were her (and thank you, Lord, that I am not!), I’d worry more about Moonbeam’s plans for California that Romney’s coming victory.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 7:47:49 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: chessplayer

Reminds me of the late, great Richard Jeni’s riff on how Californians deal with stress...”Quick, someone get me a Perrier and a motivational cassette tape!”


17 posted on 10/30/2012 7:48:36 PM PDT by TheBigB (I voted 4 Obama & all I got was this lousy t-shirt & 15 mins in the back of a Prius with Sandy Fluke)
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To: chessplayer
For the past several weeks, the 60-year-old San Francisco resident has frequently bolted awake in the middle of the night, in “a panic attack,” she said.

Wow sounds like my life for the last four years under this ass clown POTUS because I graduated in 08 and I'm still struggling to find a decent career because of his policies and economy.

Oh well, payback's a b*tch liberal scum enjoy the last eight days of your precious "Messiah" who can lower the sea levels and heal the planet, but can't stop a storm on the east coast. I'm really hoping the next four years are better than the previous four because I like many here cant afford another term of this BS.

18 posted on 10/30/2012 7:48:56 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: chessplayer


19 posted on 10/30/2012 7:50:51 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: chessplayer

San Francisco is a beautiful city. It’s only flaw is that it’s infested with San Franciscans.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 7:51:40 PM PDT by Redcloak (A founding member of Drunkards for Romney)
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To: chessplayer

Aw, that’s a shame.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 7:52:43 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: skeeter

“can be summed up in one word - pension.”

Then shouldn’t she be more worried about who runs CALIFORNIA?? Educators’ pensions are a state responsibility. And CA is BROKE. Now, which political party runs CA? I forgot/s;)


22 posted on 10/30/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: chessplayer

I have never understood how a seemingly intelligent person could vote for 0bama or any liberal/progressive. Those Liberal voters are saying the same thing about Conservatives.

There are two completely different world views.

What’s odd is that their world view values “relativism” unless it conflicts with an overriding belief in the State.

I have come to believe that their “faith” in the state is seeded in their distrust of their fellow man. A distrust that stems from their own selfishness and therefore everyone, when left to their own devises, would take advantage of anybody they could. Because this is what they would do.

They fear conservatives, because they fear all the possibilities free people would have available to them.

They don’t trust free people, because they don’t trust themselves.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 7:57:09 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: chessplayer

She’s running from a boogieman. Republicans never use those levers ruthlessly.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 7:59:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
A picture tells a thousand words and what those pictures you posted from the article tell me is that this is a lonely, frustrated woman who was unlucky in love. For some reason, she has latched onto Obama as a surrogate husband for the man she never had.

It's sad to see. When FoxNews projects Mitt Romney as our new president at 10pm ET next week, I'll be thinking of her and hope she won't jump out her window - or at least hope she lives on the first floor and will only sprain her ankle.

25 posted on 10/30/2012 7:59:58 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: chessplayer

There’s always Venezuela.

Or better yet, they can go “diversify” Africa


27 posted on 10/30/2012 8:05:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
What on EARTH is this woman worried about?

Not like her state will go bankrupt(cough) or that her beloved city would ever allow persons of color to live within 5 square miles of her bubble.

28 posted on 10/30/2012 8:08:51 PM PDT by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: Right Brother
At 60, she's probably been retired 5 years already.

At 62 I'm still working at least 50 hours a week. But then I'm not a Liberal government leach.

29 posted on 10/30/2012 8:11:00 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: chessplayer; All

What has Barack actually done for her? Probably very little, if anything. She’s just obsessed with her liberal politics for its own rarefied sake.

All you wiseacres calling for them to commit suicide, KNOCK IT OFF, you have no class.


30 posted on 10/30/2012 8:11:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: chessplayer

That’s such a pity. I haven’t slept well for four years.


31 posted on 10/30/2012 8:14:45 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: boop

She’s worried that the “unwashed masses” will have the ability to make their own good or bad decisions.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 8:15:04 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: chessplayer
Yup. Thats a home run. They want the feds to have more and more power, but are crapping themselves at the thought of a Republican getting their hands on that power.

Wait until they hear who has been added to the Presidential "kill list" ...
33 posted on 10/30/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Redcloak

Agreed...


34 posted on 10/30/2012 8:19:14 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SamAdams76

These people are an extreme danger to America and our way of life.

Why should our military be the only ones who sacrifice their lves for this country?

I hope she lives on the 60th floor and jumps at 10 PM eastern. It’s the least she could do.


35 posted on 10/30/2012 8:25:04 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: chessplayer
I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?

I've often thought about this every time insane laws are passed in this country. Also, when it comes to laws like Obamacare. Aren't the lawmakers taking into consideration that their family and friends are going to have to live with this draconian law for years to come? It's shocking to me that the Democrats would pass some of the most partisan legislation when another president representing the opposition will most likely be the one to enforce the policies.

36 posted on 10/30/2012 8:35:33 PM PDT by mia
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To: Zeneta

“They fear conservatives, because they fear all the possibilities free people would have available to them.

They don’t trust free people, because they don’t trust themselves.”

That about sums it up. Also, rich white liberals tend to be more secular and they worship the state as their deity. Hence, they tend to get much angrier and more upset over their losses in elections. Just remember the hysterical reaction of the left in the 2000 election.


37 posted on 10/30/2012 8:37:49 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: chessplayer

A few observations:

For her:

1. Kudos on staying in shape, most 60 year old women don’t look as well.
2. Kudos on becoming a millionaire on the public’s dole.

For the public:

1. What were you thinking? Why are you elevating a subset of us to millionaire status who did not earn it?
2. Don’t be surprised when this class of millionaires expand beyond those who put their lives in jeopardy (and perhaps deserve it) to most government workers.


38 posted on 10/30/2012 8:44:57 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: chessplayer

C’mon, you need to “contribute” your cross-country skiier to the homeless!


39 posted on 10/30/2012 8:48:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Zeneta

I’m certainly not immune to worry over the election or the fate of the country, but let me pose a question for stressed-out liberals. Why do you continue to vote to make the federal government and the leaders at its helm an ever-more present and powerful part of every part of our lives when you know there’s a chance every four years a guy you won’t like will be at the helm? If it’s going to stress you out this much who has the levers of power, perhaps you should work toward making the levers less powerful?

This is a concept behind the “little L libertarian” wing of the Republican party that the big L liberals cannot seem to comprehend...

We Libertarian Republican are wary and cynical because we see the world in a realistic light, and know that not all the time will there be a “benevolent king” type figure in power. so what do we do? We work to keep the government chained down because in reality it is a like a horrible monster that the moment it has you convinced it has a big warm fuzzy belly you would like to snuggle with, and you take it’s chains off, it turns around and uses it’s newly gained freedom to eat you whole.


40 posted on 10/30/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

I will say she’s kinda cute for a 60 year old neo-Fascist Regressive.


41 posted on 10/30/2012 8:51:07 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: chessplayer
This excessive nervous condition is also happening with Republicans. I have two good friends and the husband worries constantly and he is a prepper. He is a former bank president so he sees the economic melt down coming.

He is so up tight about the election, he won't watch the news, would not watch the debates, will not talk about the election. He had a heart cath and stint put in two weeks ago. That can't totally fix his heart. I fear he will drop dead if Hussein wins and I'm serious.

His wife wrote me several weeks ago and said she isn't watching news, either, and to let her know if something happens she should know. I wrote her about the storm in the northeast so she would know that happened.

They are not alone in their misery I'm sure. Millions are suffering until this election is over and if Hussein wins, I feel sure hospitals are going to get many older patients whose bodies collapse. I never thought this would happen to anyone in any election in my life and my life is a long one.

42 posted on 10/30/2012 8:53:40 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

>74% probability they’re fake.


43 posted on 10/30/2012 8:54:31 PM PDT by gasport (Obama delenda est.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

She’s running from a boogieman. Republicans never use those levers ruthlessly.

Ummm.....

EPA(Nixon), Homeland Security(Bush II), the TSA(Bush II), etc etc....

Republicans are just as guilty as Democrats when it comes to installing new levers of powers in Washington DC.

In fact some the of levers installed by Republican Presidents have been while they “compromised” with the Democrats...


44 posted on 10/30/2012 8:56:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: chessplayer

Isn’t it amazing that the largest concentration of the “1 percenters” live in the bluest enclaves within the U.S.??


45 posted on 10/30/2012 8:58:12 PM PDT by ssaftler (Romney: "Attacking me is not an agenda")
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To: ReformationFan

If anybody thinks the libs were unhinged in 2000, just wait till they lose next week.

These folks will go off the rails crazy.

Think about it. They came into the 2000 election with 8 years of Clinton and the next “Oracle” ready to carry them into a future utopia. The economy hadn’t yet crashed and how could some “yahoo” from Texas win without cheating ?

Now they got their “Messiah”

All will be good in the world again after 8 years of cowboys and oil men.

Not only did they get the win in 2008, they won big !!!

Anybody that is so committed to this current administration and the “Hope & Change” polices of their fearless leader, to continue to support him, are going to crash really hard when he is voted out.

It’s going to be like cult members learning that it’s been one big fraud.

Some will accept it and move on, but the true believers will go nuts and will provoke others to act out.

The true believers are loud, elitists with money. They will get sympathy from their cohorts in the media.

This fight is far from over.

Winning this election is just the first step.

The battle is on.


46 posted on 10/30/2012 9:04:32 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: SamAdams76

[ A picture tells a thousand words and what those pictures you posted from the article tell me is that this is a lonely, frustrated woman who was unlucky in love. For some reason, she has latched onto Obama as a surrogate husband for the man she never had. ]

She has that “spiritually dead” look on her face doesn’t she..

What is funny is that there are “Religious People” who are just as spiritually dead as she is and Atheists that are Not Spiritually dead, I know that doesn’t make sense but I have seen it.

Compare her with Penn Gillette of Penn and Teller who is a friend of Glenn Beck, you look at him and he may be misguided about faith (he is an atheist) but he still has that twinkle in his eye that says he has inner spirit... (he is also very much a Libertarian who is into personal liberty)

You look at this poor pathetic human being who probably “believes” in new age mysticism and all see is a dark void where her should should be.

I personally think that a lot of the people who are liberals are people who are literally missing a piece or all of their “soul” and they walk around all their lives like zombies looking for meaning in their live and latching onto other people for this. Which is why they are such easy recruits for the “cult of progressive socialism”, because by both being controlled and controlling others they view themselves as “trendy” and “in control.”

I would rather deal with a Godless Atheists who are Libertarians than these soulless monsters who are control freaks ANY day of the week.


47 posted on 10/30/2012 9:05:04 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

You have stated it very well. And many of us ‘libertarian’ Republicans are for tying the hands of government so that it cannot dominate. The founders wished it so. The Declaration of Independence states it, and the Constitution clarifies on that. It is important that we remember, the Founders gave us a Constitutional Republic. We must have that fully restored...or we have nothing.


48 posted on 10/30/2012 9:07:12 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Zeneta

Mary Katharine Ham is a brilliant young woman. She raises an excellent question here, doesn’t she?


49 posted on 10/30/2012 9:11:23 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GraceG

Very well stated


50 posted on 10/30/2012 9:11:56 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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