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Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
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One question that I have about akin's idiotic remarks.

In exactly WHAT universe are the words "legitimate" and "rape" appropriate to use together?

I haven't heard THAT question asked by anyone. Is this yet another case where We let THEM define the the terms of the debate?


Has anyone noticed what I have about republican candidates for office this year?

We know that the republican party as a whole is in the grips of the totally insane, but there is something that I've experienced on 2 occasions this election season, both this month.

Here in Kennebec County Maine, we are having an election for District Attorney and, of course, our seat in the House of Reprsentatives. The DA's office has been in Democratic hands since the 70s. Our Congresswoman is Chellie Pingree, who was first elected in 2006. The republican nominees in each of these races is a teabagger (shock of shocks!).

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I were at an event called "The Taste of Waterville" and the republican DA nominee was doing the usual candidate's "Meet & Greet". One of his flunkies approached my wife and I and I identified us as friends of the Democratic Nominee, Maeghan Maloney, who is currently a state rep and, I hope, an eventual candidate for Governor of Maine.

Today, we and our son were at a sidewalk art festival in Winthrop, where we will be living in about another week. The republibagger nominee for Pingree's seat was doing a "meet & Greet" there. When his flunkies saw the Obama button that I am always wearing when off duty from my job and the black skin that my son is wearing every moment of his life, they steered their candidate a very wide path around our family.

Both candidates ducked me like romney ducks a straight question. To hear the baggers talk, they're all "tough guys".

At one time candidates looked forward to the chance to engage and possibly convert someone that they knew wouldn't support them. Apparently no longer. I wonder if anyone else has seen this level of cowardice with the republican candidates they've encountered this year.

BTW, on both occasions, the Obama button I was wearing has a picture of President Obama and the slogan "GM is alive, Bin Laden is DEAD".

Has anyone else experienced this also?


A general rule of thumb for selecting a running mate.

If you hear the sound of champgne corks popping from your opponent's supporters, you probably puaqued up!

mitt robme's campaign phaquing up? I'm shocked. Shocked I say...SHOCKED!

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