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Summary of Obama's debate performance tonight: "I've got a bracelet, too."
PBS ^ | 9/26/2008 | PBS

Posted on 09/26/2008 7:20:38 PM PDT by Notwithstanding

Barack was the very junior senator on the defensive the entire evening.

After John McCain eloquently (and without notes) discussed the bracelet he wears given to him by the mom of a dead Iraq war vet.

Trying to prove his own support for the troops, Obama chimed in with a pathetic "I've got a bracelet, too," as he looked down at his notes to read the name of the soldier.


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To: B-Chan
LOL!

On that note...

Excellent Power Glove Analysis by the Angry Video Game Nerd

101 posted on 09/26/2008 8:05:29 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (My freq'n head hertz...)
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To: chris_bdba
Was anyone else p*ssed about him talking over McCain so often? I thought it showed him very rude and impatient.

Yes, and that is an indication he is an arrogant a@@. He got his a@@ wiped by a real statesman.

102 posted on 09/26/2008 8:06:34 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Spatha

Agree - Obama junior. The big thing I am waiting to see if the media picks up is the candidates closing remarks. Obama clearly thinks the US stinks - but I have to ask, is that me or was Barry that condescending?


103 posted on 09/26/2008 8:06:56 PM PDT by dougNYC
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To: Notwithstanding

Looking at that bracelet is going to prove worse than GHW Bush looking at his watch.


104 posted on 09/26/2008 8:06:59 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko
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To: Notwithstanding
funny pictures
moar funny pictures
105 posted on 09/26/2008 8:07:30 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Community Organizers for McCain-Palin now at http://www.cafepress.com/writeside)
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To: Notwithstanding
Obama's condescending lecture style of speaking made it painful to even listen to. That clipped cadence will drive me insane if he is in the new for four years.

Once again...we know how to solve this problem.....we all know it to be true...that I've been right all along....there is only one solution...and we must start now....all it takes...is hope...hope and change...and we all know...this is true...and I will continue to tell you like it is....because that's the only way...to solve our nation's problems...

106 posted on 09/26/2008 8:08:10 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: alisasny
If they are saying that, they are not being honest.

I respectfully disagree. We are not like other people. Of course anyone who hangs out on Free Republic or Drudge or Huffington Post has made up their mind. But I run into people all the time at the grocery store, football games, etc who truly have not made up their minds. They are in the minority, but they are there. I sat with one at the Freshman Football game today. This was a 63 year old retired civil servant;Reagan Democrat type. She hates Bush, but not like a Bush Hater. She said she thinks Bush is a nice man who means well but that he is just stupid. She wants a "change" and generally disapproves of Republicans and is leaning Obama but she just doesn't like him or trust him very much.

107 posted on 09/26/2008 8:08:20 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Westbrook

I love your tagline Westbrook, my munchkins make me the man I am today, plus it made me tear up a little. I am really sweating this election. I shall trust in God to bail our dumbasses out of this mess.


108 posted on 09/26/2008 8:08:43 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: ataDude
I thought O's hair-do looked like a Julius Caesar cut.

Maybe he thought they were bringing back the Coliseum from the DNC acceptance speech.

109 posted on 09/26/2008 8:09:05 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Notwithstanding

I don’t believe that I missed this the first go-round

obami’s campaign is asking people to drive and waste gas! They have a large icon saying DRIVE FOR CHANGE.

this is my personal email from joe biden.

Drive for change to a battleground state Now that John McCain has decided to participate in tonight’s debate, don’t forget to tune in and watch at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

This is a great opportunity to come together with your friends and family and hear Barack’s plan to take our country in a fundamentally different direction.

But before you watch tonight’s historic debate, there’s something just as important that you can do right now.

I’m about to make a big request — and I wouldn’t ask if it weren’t so important.

In the final weeks of this campaign, supporters like you will be traveling to the nearest battleground state to do the kind of work that will decide this election — knocking on doors, talking to undecided voters, and getting out the vote on Election Day.

Will you sign up to travel to a battleground state and spend one, two or even three weeks helping to win this election?

Face-to-face contact with voters is the single most effective way to deliver the votes we need to win.

It may be a tight race, but we have something John McCain doesn’t: a whole lot of passion and enthusiasm for change. I’ve seen it in the towns and cities I’ve visited in every corner of the country.

But it’s up to each of us to make sure we turn this energy into votes on November 4th.

Don’t let this election be decided by political stunts or distractions. Join your fellow supporters, roll up your sleeves, and help carry this campaign to victory.

Make a difference by traveling to a state where the race is extremely close and help put us over the top:

http://my.barackobama.com/driveforchange

Supporters like you are the only reason we’ve come as far as we have.

Now, we’re counting on you to get us the rest of the way.

Thanks for everything you’re doing,

Joe

Donate


110 posted on 09/26/2008 8:11:12 PM PDT by machogirl (i)
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To: Lumper20

I’m not trying to be funny lumper. I’m really scared for my country. Aren’t you?


111 posted on 09/26/2008 8:11:31 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: fastrock
McCain had the opportunity to hit a homerun on bailout questions...

I don't think either candidate was prepared to go in depth about the bailout, and therefore the part of the debate on the economy was a draw.

Remember the stakes involved in the bailout -- no responsible politician is going to come out spouting blame, attacks and threats at this time and risk not only the plan that is being negotiated right now, but a crash in the market caused by their ill considered words.

The next debate is going to be about economic issues. Hopefully by then the candidates won't have to walk on eggshells when discussing it, and there will be much more separation between them.

112 posted on 09/26/2008 8:12:27 PM PDT by EarlyBird
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To: sauropod

Hahahaaaaaaaa...

Folks, you should have seen my husband dancing around the living room, pointing to his wrist, and exclaiming “I’ve got a bracelet TOOOOOOO!! I’ve got a bracelet TOOOOOOO!! I’ve got a bracelet TOOOOOOO!!”

This would have been a killer if McCain hadn’t wiffed on a total softball in the first five minutes of the debate. Ehh....


113 posted on 09/26/2008 8:12:34 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Notwithstanding

“I’ve got a bracelet, too,” as he looked down at his notes to read the name of the soldier.”

Gee, and he spent THREE whole days prepping and rehearsing for this - guess it was teleprompter withdrawal/anxiety.

Anyway, WHEW - so glad McCain recovered the ball and, imho, kept the lead.

What say you?


114 posted on 09/26/2008 8:12:34 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: Lloyd227

“Yeah, that was a rather weak moment, but I gotta say.... McCain should not have brought it up if he didn’t have that bracelet on his wrist.”

McCain did have the blacelet on his wrist. I hope some Freeper caught the name of the soldier Obama named and find out if his mom is a member of code pink. Forgive me for being nasty. God bless the soldier and his family.


115 posted on 09/26/2008 8:12:46 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: GunnyHartman

Apparently you have the same opinion of the American voter as Senator Obama. Time for a change.


116 posted on 09/26/2008 8:13:09 PM PDT by Peter Horry
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To: Notwithstanding

Obama said he (paraphrasing) “stood up 6 years ago and opposed the war when it wasn’t popular to do that.” Wasn’t he in the Il senate 6 years ago? What made his opposition so risky?!!

Brit’s team said there were no gaffes. Was that not a gaffe on BO’s part?


117 posted on 09/26/2008 8:13:19 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Notwithstanding

“I’ve got a bracelet too...his name is um, um, ah, um, here somewhere....uh

Sheesh, what a pom-POUS mo-RON.


118 posted on 09/26/2008 8:13:26 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Even Fox seems to be spinning this in favor of Obama...


119 posted on 09/26/2008 8:13:52 PM PDT by Lusis ("Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.")
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To: cripplecreek
He’s clearly a moron and that’s one of his good points.

There were two men debating.

Which "he " are you referring to?

120 posted on 09/26/2008 8:14:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net; all)
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To: Notwithstanding

FNC just had Joe Biden on, but not Sarah Palin. What the Hell is up with that?


121 posted on 09/26/2008 8:15:45 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Lloyd227
What debate were you watching. McCain showed his bracelet. It was the black colored one on his right arm as he lifted it up to show it. Obviously you are blind.
122 posted on 09/26/2008 8:15:47 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: alisasny; All
"( i might be crazy but is there a reason OBAMA in not in FR spell check)"

There is a Freeper with the tagline:

Spell Check HATES Obama.....You Should Too!!

123 posted on 09/26/2008 8:15:55 PM PDT by musicman (Sarah Palin Runs A STATE - Barack Obama Runs His MOUTH)
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To: Notwithstanding
"Obama on defense the whole time."

Eh, eh. The Osama spinners, after the campaign speaches, said, "McCain was on the defense all night. He had to keep defending his record."

yitbos

124 posted on 09/26/2008 8:16:17 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Plutarch

LOLOL! Yes, this is one snapshot I like looking at!


125 posted on 09/26/2008 8:16:21 PM PDT by alwaysconservative (I think, therefore, I vote Republican. McCain-Palin 2008)
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To: GunnyHartman; All

The messiah did quite well...???? I’m truly stunned.

And one of the so called independent sheeple on Fox said bambi didn’t stutter too!

And SHE was sober! (I guess. I mean at least HER speech wasn’t slurred or SHE didn’t stutter...but I can’t account for some underlying psychological disorder)

I seriously wonder if there’s an altenative universe!

OMG....BIDEN WAS IN TBLISI WHEN THE TANKS ROLLED IN he just told chris Wallace!!!!!!

And NOW he’s throwing our troops under the bus and saying THEIR surge didn’t work but it’s because of BIDEN and BAMBI saying the Iraqis are finally working together, this from the loon that wanted Iraq partitioned!

I think I need to start drinking again!


126 posted on 09/26/2008 8:16:44 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: Zevonismymuse

You are right...we are not going to reach these people. Waste of time. We have to keep the eye on the ball now. There has never been a more important time. We have to mobilize our own...make sure we know what to do and when. In Texas, we know when to clear the dead wood and strike when the iron’s hot. (I think I forgot a thing or two in that...oops!)


127 posted on 09/26/2008 8:17:28 PM PDT by freeperkiki
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To: All
I imagine Uhbamuh is off somewhere trying to explain his performance to his puppet masters.

"I said what you told me to say and pronounced things like you asked. I even got the uh, uh, uh, mannerisms, is that how I say that, right." So that means I won, right?

128 posted on 09/26/2008 8:20:26 PM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: Notwithstanding

The bracelet move was perhaps the tackiest move in debate history. Talk about dancing on a kid’s grave.

Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops


129 posted on 09/26/2008 8:20:29 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: Notwithstanding

what’s with these Rats ?

Kerry: I’ve got a hat.
Obama: I’ve got a bracelet.


130 posted on 09/26/2008 8:21:41 PM PDT by stylin19a ( Real Men don't declare unplayable lies)
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To: Notwithstanding

The very interesting thing about that “I’ve got a bracelet too” line is that Obama implies that McCain’s bracelet is as cheesy and as much of a prepared political rejoinder as his in fact is..... he cheapens the whole idea of the bracelet, the war, and the sacrifice of soldiers....in one swift moment he reveals himself to be the empty-suit-wearing-a-bracelet that he is.


131 posted on 09/26/2008 8:21:49 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: ataDude

His hair looked about the same to me. But someone needed to tell Michelle that the dress with red flowers on a white background were never meant for that broad beam! An attractive dark color might mask a bit.


132 posted on 09/26/2008 8:22:08 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: B-Chan

My take....

Style wise.....

Obama came off as very defensive and quiet frankly rude. He was always holding up a finger, and trying to get Jim to let him interrupt McCain. I thought as the debate went on, McCain had he kind of rocked back on his heels. Obama stammered a lot when he wasn’t parroting the same talking points over and over again. He can talk longer than anyone I have seen in a while, and not say anything of substance.

McCain came off as confident, poised, and articulate. Toward the end, he came off as so hearfelt when talking about the war, and the veterans.

Substance.....

McCain did pretty well in the first part of the debate on the economy. I would call it a draw. McCain did OK, but missed a chance to knock it out of the park. I think McCain was being careful on the current financial crisis because they still don’t have a bipartisan resolution yet. Once they get whatever bill passed, McCain is going to rip into the Dems and Obama on what they did to get us in this mess.

McCain got stronger as the debate went on and turned to foreign policy. Obama had his talking points and stayed with them. McCain actually knew what he was talking about here, because he has been there, and experienced it first hand. Obama showed he knew how to memorize stuff and repeat it back pretty effectively.

McCain hit it out of the park at the end. His comments about his actual experience, and that Obama is just not experienced to lead this country. The on the job training might be McCain’s soundbite takeaway.

As Fox said, there were 8 questions. McCain won 5 of those IMO. And 2-3 were probably ties.

Overall, McCain did well.


133 posted on 09/26/2008 8:22:08 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: Peter Horry

Yes Peter I do. I am a fiftyish guy who’s seen it all. I’m just concerned with Pooty Poo, Chavez, Castro Jr., the massive Chicom naval buildup, the messiah taking over my country.....Jesus H Keerist, arent you?


134 posted on 09/26/2008 8:22:43 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (Proud Infidel)
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To: tjd1454
Again, I really hate to say but IMHO the mm will call this one a big win for Obama.

Are you kidding. Obama had nothing but talking point, old and most a lie. McCain whupped his a@@.

135 posted on 09/26/2008 8:23:19 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

zOMG

Someone ping everyone !!!!! LMAO

Priceless
ROTFLMAO


136 posted on 09/26/2008 8:23:47 PM PDT by Danae (Read my Lipstick: I AM Sarah Palin)
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To: GunnyHartman

Gunny: I am with you. I am scared of what he would do to this country. I will send a private reply about a friend, a Corps legend.


137 posted on 09/26/2008 8:24:18 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: GunnyHartman

Gunny: I am with you. I am scared of what he would do to this country. I will send a private reply about a friend, a Corps legend.


138 posted on 09/26/2008 8:24:30 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: GunnyHartman

Sad because McCain did quite well maybe you were too nervous to hear or maybe Obama’s interruptions and his frequent “that’s not true” distracted you.


139 posted on 09/26/2008 8:25:14 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: Lusis

they got to promote their investments..... FAUX news gives more $$$ to dems than republicans.


140 posted on 09/26/2008 8:25:32 PM PDT by Operation_Shock_N_Awe (I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job)
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To: Notwithstanding

I just checked briefly over at DU. The few posts about the debate claimed that it was a tie.

Obama is toast.

They are also posting polls to vote on.


141 posted on 09/26/2008 8:26:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: freeperkiki
You are right...we are not going to reach these people.

Actually I do think these people can be influenced. I think it is very important to go after their vote. Like most responsible people this woman is against the bail-out. I talked to her about Acorn and Obama's relationship to the mortgage industry. I was very non-aggressive; I just said, "Yeah all that ACORN stuff really bothers me...." and I let her ask me to tell her more. I use a variety of openings to engage people and attempt to encourage and validate their pre-existing suspicions and doubts about Obama.

142 posted on 09/26/2008 8:26:30 PM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Logical me
"Obviously you are blind. "

Obviously...

I admit that I was working throughout the debate, listening and the TV is off to my left a bit. I thought I was watching at that moment, but a dozen people have now pointed out to me that McCain did in fact have the bracelet on and held it up to the camera. My mistake and I must have looked back at my laptop right at that moment. Shame, there could have been a very real moment in this debate if McCain had waited until BHO finished his "I have a bracelet too" thing and then stated, "There's one important difference here, I am wearing my bracelet" and actually pointed that out for everyone to consider, to consider the insincerity of Barry "having" a bracelet but not wearing it, of Barry wanting to accept the credit for having such a bracelet but disrespecting what that bracelet represents by his refusal to wear it.

But I stand corrected on my main point and I'm very happy to know John had his bracelet on.

Cheers,
Lloyd

143 posted on 09/26/2008 8:29:15 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (and may God bless Oriana Fallaci)
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To: EarlyBird

Hope you are right EarlyBird. Naming names, associations of Fannie and Freddie CEOs to the chosen one, how CEOs inflated spreadsheets to max their bonuses out and revised spreadsheets during 1st quarter of next fiscal year, CEOs fired and under investigations. The fighter pilot needs to blast the Chosen One with all 9 yards.


144 posted on 09/26/2008 8:29:40 PM PDT by fastrock (life will go on)
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To: HawaiianGecko
Yeah! It didn't register with people right away.

Need to tell everyone about that.

145 posted on 09/26/2008 8:31:27 PM PDT by cruise_missile (''Edward-Jones -> Outrageous commissions for lousy investment advice!)
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To: tjd1454
Again, I really hate to say but IMHO the mm will call this one a big win for Obama.

No surprise. But beware of falling for the bogus crap about body language etc. Almost all of that stuff is BS with no empirical support whatsoever. It is pablum for media pukes and paperback writers, nothing more. The real data show that in the aggregate, as a whole, the people can tell real from phoney regardless of postures and facial expressions.

146 posted on 09/26/2008 8:32:19 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: KoRn
"Makes me wonder whether 0bama’s team didn’t somehow have a look at McCain’s debate material."

What debate Material... LOL Bambi has been prepping as was widely reported in the News.... for the last what 3 to 5 days..... What was McCain doing? It wasn't PREPPING that's for damn sure.... lol Obama got his ass handed to him. He left the room the most frustrated. Hands down. Can't deny it. He verbally Agreed with Mccain, a subservient position psychologically. McCain wiped the floor with him. The whole Dr. Kissinger thing... I mean DAMN..... that's like a "I Knew Jack Kennedy" Moment. Good on McCain. I am greatly relieved to hear the same man today that I heard in 1992 tonight. He is better in debate than he is on the stump, and I think that might well be the difference.
147 posted on 09/26/2008 8:33:02 PM PDT by Danae (Read my Lipstick: I AM Sarah Palin)
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To: P-Marlowe

Gotta push that.

Also, we’ve gotta push the part about his partner “Joe Biden.”

It was almost like he was saying, “I don’t know anything about this, but I’ve got a big brother who does.”

Amazing.


148 posted on 09/26/2008 8:33:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain Opposing -> ZerObama: zero executive, military, or international experience)
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To: gswilder
Obama came off as very defensive and quiet frankly rude. He was always holding up a finger, and trying to get Jim to let him interrupt McCain.

I wonder if he ever challenged Rev. Wright like that during one of his harangues?

149 posted on 09/26/2008 8:33:18 PM PDT by lightman (Sarah Palin: A REAL woman, not an empty pantsuit!)
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To: Zevonismymuse

You are right - we are not like other people. Most people are CLUELESS about what is going on. When I visited my parents a few weeks ago, I filled them in and they were SHOCKED about what they were not hearing from the mainstream media.


150 posted on 09/26/2008 8:33:23 PM PDT by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
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