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John and Elizabeth Edwards Celebrate Anniversary at Wendy's--Joined by the Kerrys (pics)
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Posted on 07/30/2004 2:13:13 PM PDT by GulliverSwift

TOWN OF NEWBURGH, N.Y., July 31 -- John and Elizabeth Edwards celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary today, and they and this small upstate town will not soon forget it.

The John Kerry campaign pulled its 10-bus caravan up to Wendy's restaurant to accommodate the vice presidential couple, who had their first date at the fast-food restaurant and always dine there on their anniversary . This is not one they will soon forget because the celebration included John and Teresa Heinz Kerry, Tom Brokaw, George Stephanopoulos, and 100 members of the media.

"So you understand, this is our anniversary. We always celebrate our anniversary at Wendy's," Elizabeth Edwards told the clerk as she ordered her Classic Combo Single.

Ditto for her mate -- but he went with cheese. And John Kerry went for the Chili and chocolate frosty. The power couples certainly caused a stir -- but it was Ben Affleck who moved with a throng. A Democrat and friend of Kerry's, the movie actor said he joined the trip to learn about the political process and not always be around just for the glamorous work.


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KEYWORDS: anniversary; edwards; kerry
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To: GulliverSwift

The Clinton-Gore entourage came to my town back in '92 and had lunch at a mom and pop place. Afterwards the owner had brass plaques installed at the various booths and bar seats, "Bill Clinton sat here, Sept. 5th 1992", Did for Gore, Tipper, Hillary and Chelsea.

The place sold last year and the new owner keep the same seating arrangment and tore off the plaques!.


151 posted on 07/30/2004 3:27:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Former fetus.)
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To: numberonepal

"The donut part I get, but what about bread, or are you Atkinsing? My point was you don't have to be a lazy man to have soft hands. What about chefs, chemists, doctors, engineers, architects, designers, etc? Not all manly men have calluses."

I don't do fad(s) dieting. Moderation is the plan. I have met and shook the hands of hetero men who are doctors, chemists and they had strong tough manly hands. I've also shook the hand of hetero men who have similiar occupations and their hands were soft and mushy like a new born babies bottom. Grossed me out. And I soon learned they were the ones who "shoved" their work load onto others ie., lazy


152 posted on 07/30/2004 3:28:58 PM PDT by SunnySide
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To: maggiefluffs
No more pointing??? How about thumbs?

NO!! Just as bad if not worse.

And please, none with both of them doing the thumbs up right next to each other. So close they could kiss! Those pictures have "GAY" issues and "MEN OVER 50 PROSTATE CHECKUP" issues. I don't wanna see them! Because I swear they are smelling each others thumbs when we are not looking.

153 posted on 07/30/2004 3:29:05 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Strategery - "W" plays poker with one hand and chess with the other.)
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To: newzjunkey
Damn, didn't anyone teach him to trim his nails?

He could be a guitar player.

I noticed that his left hand fingernails are shorter than his right. That's a pretty strong clue that he is a fingerpicker. Mine are trimmed similarly. But I'll be the first to admit that it doesn't look presidential.

154 posted on 07/30/2004 3:30:11 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: TommyDale

Funny that you mention this...I was just noticing last night as the cameras scanned the crowd. My thought: "Gosh, what a bunch of stupid-looking, ugly people!"


That's what I thought about the DNC speaker line up. They looked like contestants for reality show, Last Comic Standing.


155 posted on 07/30/2004 3:30:24 PM PDT by SunnySide
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To: isthisnickcool
Oh, you mean this one?!?
156 posted on 07/30/2004 3:30:41 PM PDT by maggief
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To: GulliverSwift

What is with the long, creepy fingernails?


157 posted on 07/30/2004 3:31:00 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: isthisnickcool

Damn, I think we have a similar sense of humor...scary...Hee,Hee


158 posted on 07/30/2004 3:31:16 PM PDT by EX52D
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To: GulliverSwift

I heard of clip of Kerry on the radio: "I'll have a chili and a Frosty, a chocolate Frosty."

Is there any other kind? He hasn't been to a fast food place in 20 years!


159 posted on 07/30/2004 3:31:44 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee (John Kerry: Saving Private Hamster, Aborting the Humans!)
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To: maggiefluffs

That's better than finger pointing. If you look real real close you can see that Edwards had a twin that never developed. That's a little foot sticking out of his lip.


160 posted on 07/30/2004 3:32:18 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Strategery - "W" plays poker with one hand and chess with the other.)
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To: maggiefluffs

Ok, now, can someone use that ZOOM lens on that carbunkle?


161 posted on 07/30/2004 3:32:49 PM PDT by EX52D
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To: SunnySide
Since you posted it first I noticed that to. But the long finger nails are only long on one hand. Whats up with that?

Classical guitar players keep the nails long on the right hand (for right-handed playing), since you don't use picks.

You use the thumb to downstroke on the E, A and D strings, and the index, middle and ring fingers to upstroke on the G, B and E strings, respectively.

Maven
I spent 12 years studying classical guitar, and I still stink. I am the worst guitar player in the world.
162 posted on 07/30/2004 3:33:02 PM PDT by Maven
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To: isthisnickcool
FYI: He's got one on the side of his nose, too.
163 posted on 07/30/2004 3:33:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: SunnySide

Well you'd like my hands, then.


164 posted on 07/30/2004 3:33:47 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: isthisnickcool

I am rolling on the floor, thank you! Gives me something to think about on the drive home.


165 posted on 07/30/2004 3:35:05 PM PDT by EX52D
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To: GulliverSwift

I wasn't aware that Wendy's had been in operation for 27 years.


166 posted on 07/30/2004 3:39:57 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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Son, we need your help. Mrs. Edwards is wedged in the booth and we need to get her out.
167 posted on 07/30/2004 3:45:36 PM PDT by Pylon (NSD 7-4-69 12-24-87)
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To: GulliverSwift

SIZE 10?!? LM(size 6)AO

"She's so normal,'' Mrs. Riggio said of Mrs. Edwards. She said that during dinner, over plates heaped with fried chicken, pork ribs, beef ribs, macaroni salad, green beans and peach cobbler, Mrs. Edwards told her how hard it was to watch her weight during the campaign.

"She said she put away all her size 10's because she can't get into them and won't be able to until after the campaign,'' Mrs. Riggio said. "It was great to admit something like that. Very human.''
26 posted on 07/30/2004 12:52:09 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (And we hope they're not coming back!)


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1181933/posts?page=26#26


168 posted on 07/30/2004 3:50:25 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Taffini
Please men, don't, and I mean don't wear pleated pants.

I can't help but think that Effin wears roomy "pleats and seats" trousers to disguise a pair of adult diapers.

169 posted on 07/30/2004 3:58:26 PM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Ronald Reagan belongs to the ages now, but we preferred it when he belonged to us.)
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To: mmyers
Why do the Dimocrats always look half retarded and ugly?

Because they photograph well.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

170 posted on 07/30/2004 4:00:58 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Did I mention I'm peddling a book?)
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To: bvw
"What long fingernails Mr. Kerry has!"

The better to scratch himself with and put in for a Purple Heart.

171 posted on 07/30/2004 4:02:10 PM PDT by mass55th (We are The Knights Who Say "Ni!" No! Not The Knights Who Say "Ni!" The same!)
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To: maggiefluffs
#169...Size 10!!!!
Ya know, Democrats wouldn't recognize the truth if it hit them in the......whatever!

Size 10.....Sheeesh!

172 posted on 07/30/2004 4:03:14 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: GulliverSwift

What a lovely manicure. Hands that have never done an honest day's work.


173 posted on 07/30/2004 4:03:32 PM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: GulliverSwift

I'm betting that Heinz-Kerry did not order or eat (note that her meal wasn't specified). You know, I can respect that. There is no way in the world I could be convinced that she ever ate at Wendy's before and I don't think she would start now. I am beginning to think that this is why she also refuses to let sKerry kiss her in public. The man didn't do it before and why should she allow it only for a photo op?


174 posted on 07/30/2004 4:08:27 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: newzjunkey

Maybe he sports nail polish late at night!


175 posted on 07/30/2004 4:09:04 PM PDT by NYTexan (....Back to the Bunker!....)
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To: Ruth A.

See post 73. She had the chili, and looks like she ordered TEA!?!


176 posted on 07/30/2004 4:12:30 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Guenevere

The only size 10 on her is perhaps her shoe size!


177 posted on 07/30/2004 4:12:46 PM PDT by Tarheel (The Old North State - First in Flight)
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To: lysie; b4its2late; Bitwhacker; Molly Pitcher; Miss Marple; tillacum; jtill; Dog; ...

This is not too far from me at all.

I am just glad I am down for the count and didn't get caught up in the traffic jam this visit caused.


178 posted on 07/30/2004 4:14:58 PM PDT by Neets (Conservative women LOVE BURLEY MEN, not GIRLIE DEMS.!)
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To: ridesthemiles
I wasn't aware that Wendy's had been in operation for 27 years.

Yep. They were in business when I was in high school, and I graduated 29 years ago.

29 years? My God, I'm approaching Old Farthood.

179 posted on 07/30/2004 4:21:18 PM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: GulliverSwift

What, Denny's wasn't open?


180 posted on 07/30/2004 4:23:26 PM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: All
Look at the picture of his hands.

Look at his wedding ring. Thats cheaper than mine and I bought it a Walmart

181 posted on 07/30/2004 4:32:08 PM PDT by deadmenvote ( what is cardinal nation)
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To: A_Niceguy_in_CA
The Edwards with $40-80 million in assets always celebrate their anniversary with dinner at Wendys? That's BS, I'm sure.

This is where he spilled the coffee in his lap.

182 posted on 07/30/2004 4:39:32 PM PDT by boothead
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To: numberonepal
>>Soft plush hands on a man (lazy) grosses me out.

>>Ahh, you've never known the love of a baker. Too bad for you.

Not to mention a good (blackjack) dealer.

183 posted on 07/30/2004 4:41:16 PM PDT by Graymatter (Countdown---95 more days.)
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To: newzjunkey
Damn, didn't anyone teach him to trim his nails?

No. He no doubt has a manicurist for that mundane task.

184 posted on 07/30/2004 4:58:41 PM PDT by CedarDave (Pundit on Kerry: "Intelligence but not wisdom. Opinions but not convictions. Rhythm but not soul.")
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To: montag813

I was just going to post your comment about Dave Thomas. He was a wonderful man, and I bet the Kerry campaign didn't even know Wendy's pro-life position. HAHAHAHA!!


185 posted on 07/30/2004 5:05:36 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: maggiefluffs
Mrs. Edwards hasn't seen a size 16 in ten years, let alone a size 10!!
186 posted on 07/30/2004 5:11:35 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: pepperhead

Why does it look like the Marine is being scolded and why isn't Kerry lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood after both Marines have kicked his ass?


187 posted on 07/30/2004 5:17:25 PM PDT by hattend (I'm on the Mark Steyn Ping List! I'm somebody!)
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To: Miss Marple

I'm thinking size 20 or so. 10? Uh uh.


188 posted on 07/30/2004 5:24:02 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: GulliverSwift

I have a funny power point on Edwards family and Wendy's. FReep mail me for your copy.

189 posted on 07/30/2004 5:27:13 PM PDT by Chieftain ('W' in '04!)
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To: bvw

Yeah...some words come to mind when I look at them...
milquetoast....prettyboy.....never done a hard days' work in his life....simpy.....wimpy.....candyass.....


190 posted on 07/30/2004 5:31:12 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (www.sendkerrybacktohishomelandvietnam.com)
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To: EX52D
"(where are those f***ing balloons?)"

Has my vote for tag line of the CENTURY.

191 posted on 07/30/2004 5:32:08 PM PDT by redhead (I've gone to look for myself. If I return before I get back, keep me here...)
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To: Rebelbase
"The place sold last year and the new owner keep the same seating arrangment and tore off the plaques!."

What state and city? I'll patronize that cafe, and thank the owner for being a patriot.

192 posted on 07/30/2004 5:32:09 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (Cevapcici and Slivovitz......for everyone)
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To: Chieftain

... This time, dozens of peering reporters and photographers may have ruined the romance. But at least Kerry paid the bill.

Edwards and his wife had hearty meals (as in super-sized) of burgers and fries and shared a chocolate Frosty. Teresa Heinz Kerry pointed at a picture of chili on the menu and asked the cashier what it was before ordering a bowl. Her husband had the same, along with a Frosty. ...

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040731/ap_on_el_pr/democrats_3meals


193 posted on 07/30/2004 5:39:02 PM PDT by maggief
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To: sarasota; RaceBannon; opbuzz; MyBrotherIsAnAmericanHero; cyborg; Warrior Nurse; TexasCowboy; ...

This soldier looks like he's got a 'tude about Kerry. You know, the war hero.

This picture PISSES ME OFF BIGTIME! THE F***ING TRAITOR IS STICKING HIS FINGER IN THE CHEST OF MARINE SERGEANT AND TALKIN' TRASH TO HIM!

If I was there, I swear to God I would have attacked that bastard! Dammit to hell, 33 years later and my damn blood is boiling all over again!

/rant

For your information, these two fine patriots in uniform in the photo, are not soldiers, they are Marines! (with a capital M)

Semper Fidelis

194 posted on 07/30/2004 5:43:57 PM PDT by Chieftain ('W' in '04!)
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To: rabidralph

I was always taught the salute aligns the fingertips and the eyebrow. His salute is halfway up his forehead.

But basically, I just object to him saluting and 'reporting for duty'. He's spent 30+ years cr@pping on the military and now wants to run as GI John!

There are democrats who served heroically. John isn't one of them. And he'll never be one of us.


195 posted on 07/30/2004 5:49:41 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: maggiefluffs
MammaT doesn't look very darn happy, does she?

This thread has been the funniest one I have read lately!!

g

196 posted on 07/30/2004 5:51:01 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: maggiefluffs

Geez ... what happened to that link. Here's another:

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/newsflash/get_story.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0699_BC_Democrats&&news&election2004


197 posted on 07/30/2004 5:51:29 PM PDT by maggief
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To: .38sw; All
Just to clarify: I am not faulting her for her weight problem (two children after age 50 would cause most of us to gain weight). What I AM faulting her for is this bold-faced lie. She hasn't been in a size 10 in quite a few years. If she is saving her size 10 clothes, I will bet they have those big Sue Ellen Ewing shoulder pads.

I will be brutally honest: when I had to get a dress for my daughter's wedding in February, I was horrified to find that I needed a size 18. I joined Weightwatchers, and am now down to a size 14.

I haven't seen a size 10 since 1977. If I made a statement like that to anyone who knows me, they would laugh in my face.

This was a lie, pure and simple.

198 posted on 07/30/2004 6:00:13 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: dd5339

"Someone has to find out if Wendy's serves DEL MONTE ketchup!"

You don't know - haven't you eaten there/ They serve the good stuff - Heinz Ketchup - from Pittsburgh!!!!


199 posted on 07/30/2004 6:01:19 PM PDT by familyofman (and the first animal is jettisoned - legs furiously pumping)
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To: Taffini
I wonder what his toenails look like?

I can only imagine ... eeewww.

g

200 posted on 07/30/2004 6:02:41 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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