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Rep. Allen West gets blowtorched
BizPacReview.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk

Posted on 08/10/2012 5:52:59 AM PDT by T.O.K.

U.S. Rep. Allen West subjected himself to a flaming blowtorch Wednesday to demonstrate the power of a revolutionary new fire retardant made by a Jupiter company.

GelTech Solutions, which has earned international recognition for what it calls a lifesaving product, invited West to participate in a firsthand demonstration of the patent-pending technology. Called FireIce, it has been featured on national TV programs like the “Stossel Show.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; business; congress
He looks a little nervous, actually, lol. The blowtorch is not really the story here. The fact that my Congressman is doing town halls and meeting with businesses and individuals around the clock, practically, is such a refreshing thing to see. I see stories about him everyday doing stuff like this. He really gets involved with people. It is amazing. Love him or hate him, he gets involved!
1 posted on 08/10/2012 5:53:07 AM PDT by T.O.K.
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To: T.O.K.

The title implied this thread was about his opponents attack ad in the boxing ring against old ladies.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 5:55:19 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: T.O.K.

I saw Rep. West’s interview on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Wednesday night, and with the Romney’s VP pick on the near horizon, I thought to myself... “If only..”


3 posted on 08/10/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: C210N

That’s what I thought it was going to be too!


4 posted on 08/10/2012 5:59:01 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: ScottinVA

Ramney ( sic ) is not in this thing to win . The only thing that would convince me otherwise would be if he picked West for VP .


5 posted on 08/10/2012 5:59:54 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: ScottinVA

Ramney ( sic ) is not in this thing to win . The only thing that would convince me otherwise would be if he picked West for VP .


6 posted on 08/10/2012 6:01:17 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: ScottinVA
and with the Romney’s VP pick on the near horizon, I thought to myself... “If only..”

LOL! Same here.

IMHO, there are a great many people whose vote is teetering on Romney's VP pick.

If he follows the RINO pattern, he'll wind up shooting himself in the foot.

Col. West would be a dream come true for VP, but the Romney camp are probably too stupid to see it, AND there's no guarantee that a man of Col. Wests caliber would want himself associated with the likes of them. :-)

7 posted on 08/10/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

West is too strong for Romney to pick.

The comparison of wimp Romney to strong man West would be too great.

If only there were a way to have West chosen at the Convention to be our Presidential candidate that would be a real solution.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 6:16:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: T.O.K.

I don’t see Col. West going around telling business owners, “you didn’t build that.”


9 posted on 08/10/2012 6:24:24 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: T.O.K.

How great is this? A military man who understands how business operates. GO WEST!!


10 posted on 08/10/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by cap10mike (Free market)
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To: T.O.K.

That’s so cool. I want a bucket of that stuff.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 6:28:27 AM PDT by Jacvin
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To: C210N

No it didn’t. West actually had a lit blowtorch held on his hand.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 6:29:46 AM PDT by Jacvin
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To: MamaTexan
If he follows the RINO pattern, he'll wind up shooting himself in the foot.

Very true. He can forget winning if he picks the RINO Portman. IMO, he'd be the worst of the bunch on the perceived short list.

13 posted on 08/10/2012 6:33:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: sushiman

If he picked West, I would be thrilled!


14 posted on 08/10/2012 6:38:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: T.O.K.; All

I’m a huge Rep. Allen West fan too, but:
1.) Is he just another pro-debt RINO?
and 2.) Is he just another RINO who wants to replace Obama”Care?”


15 posted on 08/10/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: C210N
The title implied this thread was about his opponents attack ad

Horse puckey.

Maybe you inferred that, but there's nothing in the title to imply it.

16 posted on 08/10/2012 6:46:45 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: T.O.K.

This what the Left does. The heat is on Harry Reid weird Reid so they have to malign a conservative. The rumors have been for years that Harry’s a wife beater so now they use West hitting white women which is a lie so the story will go away about Reid.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: T.O.K.

Rep. West got FLAMED?

Say it ain’t so...


18 posted on 08/10/2012 7:17:43 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: ScottinVA
“Very true. He can forget winning if he picks the RINO Portman. IMO, he'd be the worst of the bunch on the perceived short list.”

I would think Tim Placenta would be worse.

19 posted on 08/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: MamaTexan

If he follows the RINO pattern, he’ll wind up shooting himself in the foot.
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I know that Chris Christie and Jeb Bush would be two in the “RINO pattern”, but they are not serious contenders. Who would you place in that category? Surely not Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio or Susan Martinez. David Petraeus, maybe? He is a social moderate. John Thune? Rob Portman?

Just curious.


20 posted on 08/10/2012 7:35:32 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Izzy Dunne; C210N

You are wrong Izzy Dunne. I thought the same thing as C210N. The lies and attacks by the Dems of late has gotten every a little skittish; and when I read this I thought, “Oh sh*t”.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Beagle8U
I would think Tim Placenta would be worse.

You make a great point.. Two points give me greater pause about Portman -- his close ties to the Bush Administration and his support of amnesty for illegals.

22 posted on 08/10/2012 7:52:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: cap10mike

I agree! So many in Washington have been lifelong politicians, they have forgotten that it is the businessowners that keep this country afloat. West understands that he represents everyone. We definitely need more like him on the Hill.


23 posted on 08/10/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT by SmileRight
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To: C210N
The title implied ... .
Only in your mind.
24 posted on 08/10/2012 8:00:05 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Graewoulf

I’m a huge Rep. Allen West fan too, but:
1.) Is he just another pro-debt RINO?
and 2.) Is he just another RINO who wants to replace Obama”Care?”
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Your post here is puzzling at best. Did you mean your two questions to be sarcastic? If not, you need to do much more research on Colonel West.


25 posted on 08/10/2012 8:09:20 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Just curious.

Surely not Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio or Susan Martinez?

I wouldn't consider Ryan or Martinez RINO's.

Rubio is part of the shamnesty crowd from what I recall. That's aside from the question of his eligibility.

Petraeus is too moderate for my taste, and honestly, I'm not familiar enough with Thune or Portman to make any judgement concerning them.

26 posted on 08/10/2012 9:37:37 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: House Atreides

” - - - Did you mean your two questions to be sarcastic? “

No! Not in the least!

Rep. West is the most likely next Republican President of the USA, ( I am assuming that timid Mitty-Mittster will do everything that he can to insure his loss to Communist Obama in 2012).

However, Rep. West is new (2 years) in town, and the pro-debt culture in DC is pervasive.

Also, Rep. West said a few months back that “ - - -Obama”care” needs to be repealed and replaced.”

If West supports the latter, then he will insure the former, and he would then be just another pro-debt RINO, another good man thrown into the bottomless pit of our sorry political system.

My questions were placed to warn us to look for the early signs of debt-decay in Col. West.

BTW, as you know, the disease of Debt-Decay is chronic to all who contract it - - . Sad, but true. ( The latter point might be considered by some to be sarcastic and/or humorous).


27 posted on 08/10/2012 10:07:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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