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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75637 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
So as I mentioned the other day, they are discussing the election in my kid's kindergarten class. Not sure what criteria a 6 year old uses to determine who he wants to win a presidential election, but my kid wanted Romney. He had just taken a shower this morning and was standing there with his towel when I told him who won. Next thing you know, he was in his room naked curled up on the floor in the fetal position under his comforter crying. Any other Romney supporters out there react this way?
Ha! Most people I've heard from have been outwardly pretty cordial. But a pro-Obama friend had one of his FB friends absolutely wig out. It was a pretty epic rant. Like...somebody needs to 5150 that guy, ASAP. All hellfire and brimstone.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#75638 Nov 7, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ha! Most people I've heard from have been outwardly pretty cordial. But a pro-Obama friend had one of his FB friends absolutely wig out. It was a pretty epic rant. Like...somebody needs to 5150 that guy, ASAP. All hellfire and brimstone.
You need to find and post it here.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#75639 Nov 7, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ha! Most people I've heard from have been outwardly pretty cordial. But a pro-Obama friend had one of his FB friends absolutely wig out. It was a pretty epic rant. Like...somebody needs to 5150 that guy, ASAP. All hellfire and brimstone.
I really wish I had not lost it over the years, but way back before facebook was the political outlet of choice, I had a friend send an email blast that made some false claims. They sounded suspect to me, so googled it. Turns out it was a complete fabrication chain email that was debunked on snopes. Email happened to be about Hilary Clinton, but I would have looked it up were it about a republican as well.

I emailed back to the group the link to snopes. Did not add any commentary. Did not really have any to offer. Just wanted to point out that this story false. One of her friends took that as his cue to rip into me unmercifully as if he knew anything about me. Never met this person and all he knew of me was that I emailed a snopes link.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#75640 Nov 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree that both major parties have shifted to the extremes. The last four years have been a disaster for Democratic policies because Obama and the Dems have rolled over and tried to compromise to ridiculous lengths. Dems aren't pushing for more abortion providers, but the Repubs sure have pushed to get into my uterus statutorily. Etc.
No one is trying to get into your uterus because you are taking the proper precautions not to get pregnant (autocorrect wanted to make that " prep giant") when you are not prepared to follow through with the pregnancy. When I was 7 weeks pregnant, I had a trans-vag ultrasound. It was no more invasive than going for my regular ob/gyn appts. I believe in fully educating people. I would like it to start before they start having sex, but it should also continue in a dr's office. That cluster of cells already has a heartbeat and while I personally believe that a woman should be free to choose to terminate a pregnancy in the first trimester, I think she needs to be fully educated on exactly what she is terminating.

I guess I just don't understand why someone would be in favor of sex education and prenatal care, but want a step taken out that may stop a person from understanding exactly what is happening to her body when she is actually pregnant (denying the pregnancy does not make it go away).

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75641 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I really wish I had not lost it over the years, but way back before facebook was the political outlet of choice, I had a friend send an email blast that made some false claims. They sounded suspect to me, so googled it. Turns out it was a complete fabrication chain email that was debunked on snopes. Email happened to be about Hilary Clinton, but I would have looked it up were it about a republican as well.
I emailed back to the group the link to snopes. Did not add any commentary. Did not really have any to offer. Just wanted to point out that this story false. One of her friends took that as his cue to rip into me unmercifully as if he knew anything about me. Never met this person and all he knew of me was that I emailed a snopes link.
I do that, too. Send de-bunking links. Haven't been ripped too bad for it (yet). I don't understand the anger at being proved wrong. There's enough bad stuff about any candidate that we shouldn't have to resort to making stuff up.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75642 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>You need to find and post it here.
Eh, I probably shouldn't.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#75643 Nov 7, 2012
Hark, the stock market took a dive! Anyone surprised? It's already being predicted there will be another crash in April. You heard it here first folks. I'll be saying "I told you so" for the next four years!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#75645 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Hark, the stock market took a dive! Anyone surprised? It's already being predicted there will be another crash in April. You heard it here first folks. I'll be saying "I told you so" for the next four years!
As much as I don't like Romney, and as happy as I am about the election, I have to say he showed a lot more class and grace about losing than you are.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75646 Nov 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Is that THE Jesse Jackson or does he have a son and he's in political office?
It's his son. He's been MIA for several months now; recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and is in the Mayo clinic.

He basically ran unchallenged, had no campaign rallies, etc. and won. I guess his constituants *really* like him. <mimishrug>
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75647 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Your credibility might improve if you could provide any actual examples.
Yours might if you occasionally said something that displayed even a modicum of intelligence and consideration.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75648 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Should have been a landslide for Romney, but with 50% of people on the government dole, it's not really a surprise Obama eeked out a win. Tell people they'll get free healthcare, free education, free housing, free whatever they want, and idiots will actually believe it. Maybe now the other 50% of the country will be on welfare in the next four years. Now I really do hope the world will end next month.
You want America to become a socialist country? Ask Hitler, Stalin, Marx, Cuba, China, et al, how well that worked out for them.
Oh, and now Obama could get impeached over Benghazi and we'll have Biden as our president. Way to go, peeps.
Mutt, meet Deep End, Deep End, meet Mutt.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75649 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Hark, the stock market took a dive! Anyone surprised? It's already being predicted there will be another crash in April. You heard it here first folks. I'll be saying "I told you so" for the next four years!
I thought you were going to be saying "I told you so" today after Romney's victory?

BTW, the market is about 4,800 points HIGHER than when Bush left office. Spin that, please.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75650 Nov 7, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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As much as I don't like Romney, and as happy as I am about the election, I have to say he showed a lot more class and grace about losing than you are.
Mutt has as much chance of showing class and grace as he does of flying. Or pleasing a woman.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#75651 Nov 7, 2012
In all seriousness, I hope that a few more politicians on both sides of the aisle will try to show the same class and interest for what is best that Gov. Christie did in working with Obama re: Hurricane Sandy.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75652 Nov 7, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
In all seriousness, I hope that a few more politicians on both sides of the aisle will try to show the same class and interest for what is best that Gov. Christie did in working with Obama re: Hurricane Sandy.
Yes. This.
Lord Fetch

Lansing, IL

#75653 Nov 7, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
In all seriousness, I hope that a few more politicians on both sides of the aisle will try to show the same class and interest for what is best that Gov. Christie did in working with Obama re: Hurricane Sandy.
sad to say but i'll bet once NJ is back on track christie will revert to himself again...at least he was able to momentarily be real, most of the others couldn't if they tried
Lord Fetch

Lansing, IL

#75654 Nov 7, 2012
the tea tards didn't learn a thing from this...they're already saying that their policies and beliefs are right but romney was the problem and they need to be MORE extreme.

sigh......
demjerkoffs

AOL

#75655 Nov 7, 2012
welfare recipients can rejoice ,...
you will soon receive even MORE benefits ,...

as far as the REST of you people ,.....

prepare to put your lives 'on hold ' for another 4 more years ,...

recent college graduates ,.........

dont expect to find a decent paying job any time soon -it will be a long time -its NOW time to move back home and find a part time job ,& get used to living in your old childhood bedroom

middle class homeowners ,.........

dont plan any major purchases ,new cars or vacations in the future ,..
all your extra money will go toward taxes ,..mortgages and survival

working class people ,.........

expect more layoffs and forget about any pay raises

entrepreneurs, bosses and employers ,....

it is now time to impellent those planed layoffs and cut backs ,...
if you want your business to survive for the next 4 years . forget any expansion plans , unless you are moving overseas
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75656 Nov 7, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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I'm sure there are.
The big thing that I hope people take away from this election is that it wasn't a landslide victory. The "majority" of the country may have chosen our president, but I put it in quotation marks because it wasn't an overwhelming majority. Both major parties have shifted to the extremes over the last few years and I believe that it is in the best interest of our nation for the leaders (starting with the president) to find a way to bring us back to the center as a whole. That is the only way to unite us.
Even when it is a landslide victory, the losers are equally deserving of having their point of view acknowledged and honored, if not necessarily implemented.That's how you avoid tyranny.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#75657 Nov 7, 2012
loose cannon wrote:
Pellen,
It is a hollow victory when the reclusive Jesse Jackson Jr wins re-election by a landslide.
Congratulations on a job well done.
lc
I agree with you on that one. What is equally amazing is that his Congressional district includes a large chunk of far south suburbs and rural areas, not just Rainbow Push City constituents .

The Feds will proecute him and he will resign . I think they hold special elections for vacnt Rep seats rather than let a governor appoint an interim Rep.

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