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Old 09-12-2008, 09:21 PM   #751
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You're kidding right?
How do you think he died?
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:22 PM   #752
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Has he actually said that he can't use a keyboard? Or is this a report by a third party?

Because I remember specifically that a few weeks after he said he'd never sent an e-mail, he said that he was learning how to use the Internet or some such. Which then strikes me as odd if he can't utilize a keyboard?
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:24 PM   #753
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"I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself," McCain told the New York Times in an interview that appeared Sunday. "I don't expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need."
That keyboard thing just sounds very fishy to me at this point.
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:34 AM   #754
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How do you think he died?
Whose immune system do you think would be able to better cope with a cold/pneumonia, someone in their mid 40s or someone in their late 60s? (given similar lifestyles and levels of physical fitness for their age)
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How do you think he died?

How many healthy people do you know that die of "cold/pneumonia"?
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In addition, those "real age charts" have shown McCains real age to be about 57.
What "real age charts?"

Are you talking about his Wii Fit Age?
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:34 PM   #757
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Anyone who thinks his past doesn't affect his physical health and mental health are fooling themselves.

Emphasis added on the mental health bit. My uncle is a Vietnam Vet & a staunch Louisiana Republican who's not voting for McCain. "No one would be right in the head after living in a box for that long" is what he says.


McCain's biggest political ploy also his political handicap?
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You know, if they want to put an end to the "John McCain is a liar" meme, maybe they better stop lying...

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Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Senator John McCain has drawn some of the biggest crowds of his presidential campaign since adding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to his ticket on Aug. 29. Now officials say they can't substantiate the figures McCain's aides are claiming.

In recent days, journalists attending the rallies have been raising questions about the crowd estimates with the campaign. In a story on Sept. 11 about Palin's attraction for some Virginia women voters, Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher estimated the crowd to be 8,000, not the 23,000 cited by the campaign.

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Until Palin, 44, joined him on the campaign trail, McCain, 72, had limited his political events to smaller town hall meetings and rallies of a few hundred people. His Democratic rival, Barack Obama, an Illinois senator, routinely draws thousands of people to his speeches, a phenomenon McCain has tried to use to his advantage by labeling Obama, 47, a celebrity.

That changed on Aug. 30, at Palin's first big public appearance after her nomination. The McCain campaign said 10,000 people showed up at the Consol Energy Arena in Washington, Pennsylvania, home of the Washington Wild Things baseball team.

The campaign attributed that estimate, and several that followed, to U.S. Secret Service figures, based on the number of people who passed through magnetometers.

``We didn't provide any numbers to the campaign,'' said Malcolm Wiley, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service.
Grim.

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It's so ridiculous. Prior to the Palin pick, McCain was picking on Obama for being a celebrity. Now that he has Palin, he's practically screaming "look! I've got a celebrity, too! Vote McCain!" Except she's apparently not as popular as they're hyping her to be.

Maybe she can guest star on Kathy Griffin's show.
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Anybody see McCain on The View? I watched pieces of it on youtube...

Why the hell would he agree to go on this show? He looked pathetic. Is he this desperate for the woman vote, or does he not understand women at all...
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Anybody see McCain on The View? I watched pieces of it on youtube...

Why the hell would he agree to go on this show? He looked pathetic. Is he this desperate for the woman vote, or does he not understand women at all...
I think it's the women of the view who looked pathetic.

Whoopi: "So if you're elected president, am I going to become a slave?"

Yikes...
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Those Republicans, classy to the core:

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A conservative political forum on Saturday sold boxes of waffle mix depicting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a racial stereotype on its front and wearing Arab-like headdress on its top flap.

The product, Obama Waffles, was meant as political satire, said Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, two writers from Franklin, Tenn., who created the mix and sold it for $10 a box from a booth at the Values Voter Summit sponsored by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council.

Republican Party stalwarts Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney were among speakers at the forum, which officials said drew 2,100 activists from 44 states.

While Obama Waffles takes aim at Obama's politics by poking fun at his public remarks and positions on issues, it also plays off the image of the classic pancake-mix icon Aunt Jemima, which has been widely criticized as a demeaning stereotype. Obama is portrayed with popping eyes and big, thick lips as he stares at a plate of waffles and smiles broadly.
My Way News - Forum sells 'Obama Waffles' with racial stereotype
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sold it for $10 a box from a booth at the Values Voter Summit


Interesting set of values.
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Anyone catch Bill Maher last night?
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I think it's the women of the view who looked pathetic.

Whoopi: "So if you're elected president, am I going to become a slave?"

Yikes...
I think that was BVS' main point though--"Why the hell would he agree to go on this show."
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It's so ridiculous. Prior to the Palin pick, McCain was picking on Obama for being a celebrity. Now that he has Palin, he's practically screaming "look! I've got a celebrity, too! Vote McCain!"
To give her credit where credit is due, though--this is one thing Palin clearly IS good at. Star appeal, understanding what her likely and potential voters want on an emotional level and projecting that to them. It's a very different sort of iconic pull than Obama has, and in either case that's a dumb reason to vote for someone, but she does have it.
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