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#869549 - 12/10/07 03:38 AM Ron Mexico ought to love this...
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Mike Huckabee and Chuck Norris campaining with God on their side on a Sunday afternnon in Iowa:

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"Praise the Lord," Huckabee began. "What a wonderful day the Lord has made."

Huckabee wife, Janet, also spoke at the rally, describing her husband in deeply religious tones.

"Mike is a leader who's capable of touching our souls. Mike's going to bring us together. Mike's going to rekindle a compassion in our society for the weakest among us," she said, using words that call to life the candidate's strong pro-life stand.

Norris, an outspoken Christian, continued the theme at the campaign stop.

"I'm here by the grace of God," he began, and later teased about the multitude of jokes about his tough-guy persona to be found on the internet. "Chuck Norris doesn't need to read the internet to know how tough Chuck Norris is."

It isn't enough to ask politicians to tell the truth, Norris said. "We must select politicians who know the truth."

Ron, can you handle a preacher as your President?

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#872891 - 12/14/07 02:34 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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:bump:

Ron - glad you're back around to give an opinion on this.

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#872896 - 12/14/07 03:25 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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turn the page! this is SO five minutes ago.

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#872897 - 12/14/07 03:32 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Hated By Some
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It's less than a week old - I've been dying to know what you think!

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#872900 - 12/14/07 03:42 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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learn to control your man-crush. that's what i think.

huckabee scares me.

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#872902 - 12/14/07 03:55 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Hated By Some
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so you don't approve of the tenor of the event?

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#872903 - 12/14/07 04:06 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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negative, ghostrider.

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#872904 - 12/14/07 04:21 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Hated By Some
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Originally Posted By: Tom Thumb
Mike Huckabee and Chuck Norris campaining with God on their side on a Sunday afternnon in Iowa:

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"Praise the Lord," Huckabee began. "What a wonderful day the Lord has made."

Huckabee wife, Janet, also spoke at the rally, describing her husband in deeply religious tones.

"Mike is a leader who's capable of touching our souls. Mike's going to bring us together. Mike's going to rekindle a compassion in our society for the weakest among us," she said, using words that call to life the candidate's strong pro-life stand.

Norris, an outspoken Christian, continued the theme at the campaign stop.

"I'm here by the grace of God," he began, and later teased about the multitude of jokes about his tough-guy persona to be found on the internet. "Chuck Norris doesn't need to read the internet to know how tough Chuck Norris is."

It isn't enough to ask politicians to tell the truth, Norris said. "We must select politicians who know the truth."

Ron, can you handle a preacher as your President?


Originally Posted By: Ron Mexico
huckabee scares me.


Originally Posted By: Tom Thumb
so you don't approve of the tenor of the event?


Originally Posted By: Ron Mexico
negative, ghostrider.


Jokerman rubs his hands with glee, perching them above the keyboard as he contemplates exactly how to spring the trap...

(from offstage: OH, JUST POST THE REAL ARTICLE ALREADY!)

Here goes:

(THE POLITICO) COLUMBIA. S.C. and MANCHESTER, N.H. - In a giant Sunday afternoon rally suffused with Christian - and at times messianic - rhetoric, Barack Obama made his largest-scale pitch to black and white Democrats of South Carolina, the third and most devout presidential primary state. The crowd filled nearly half of the 80,000-seat Williams-Brice Stadium to hear the Illinois senator and talk show host Oprah Winfrey...

"I give all praise and honor to God," Obama began. "Look at the day the Lord has made." Obama's wife, Michelle, opened the rally with a description of her husband that could, at moments, have been a description of Jesus Christ. "We need a leader who's going to touch our souls. Who's going to make us feel differently about one another. Who's going to remind us that we are one another's keepers. That we are only as strong as the weakest among us," she said, echoing biblical passages.

Winfrey also touched on Christian themes that had not been highlighted in Iowa. "It's amazing grace that brought me here," she began, adding that she was "stepping out of my pew" - television - to engage in politics. It isn't enough to tell the truth, Winfrey said. "We need politicians who know how to be the truth."

Winfrey also recalled a story from "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," a 1974 film based on Ernest Gaines' 1971 novel. In Winfrey's telling, the protagonist - an old woman who had survived slavery and the Civil War - would ask every child, "Are you the one? Are you the one?" "I do believe I do today we have the answer to Miss Pittman's question - it's a question that the entire nation is asking - is he the one?" Winfrey said. "South Carolina - I do believe he's the one."

According to one academic discussion of the book by Christopher Mulvey, a professor at University of Winchester in the United Kingdom, the passage continues to ask whether the child is the one who will "carry part of our cross," a "messianic figure."

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#872907 - 12/14/07 04:33 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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Jokerman rubs his hands with glee, perching them above the keyboard as he contemplates exactly how to spring the trap...

(from offstage: OH, JUST POST THE REAL ARTICLE ALREADY!)

i lol'd at this in real life.


(imo, the tenor is slightly different. 'capable of' versus 'going to', "'Mike's going to rekindle a compassion in our society for the weakest among us,'she said, using words that call to life the candidate's strong pro-life stand." versus
"Who's going to make us feel differently about one another. Who's going to remind us that we are one another's keepers. That we are only as strong as the weakest among us" "We need politicians who know how to be the truth." isn't saying "knowing the truth" ie acting as a conduit from God...)

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#872909 - 12/14/07 04:45 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Hated By Some
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I like how using Biblican language to justify government action to prevent the killing for conveniene of the unborn is frightening, while using Biblical language to justify government transfer payments is a-ok. But, whatever helps you sleep, Ron.

By the way, claiming someone "knows how to be the truth" is quite a bit more strident than claiming someone "knows the truth". I actually was trying to dial it back a bit in the fake article, 'cause I thought it was too over the top and nobody would believe that someone had really said that about a presidential candidate - I was really shocked to see it.

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#872913 - 12/14/07 11:53 AM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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Maybe you two could get a room??? Just a thought...
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#872989 - 12/14/07 02:06 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... DeeQ
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Originally Posted By: Devil Queen
Maybe you two could get a room??? Just a thought...


but don't invite the Queen!
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#873006 - 12/14/07 02:13 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... DeeQ
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Originally Posted By: Devil Queen
Maybe you two could get a room??? Just a thought...


Maybe you should take me off ignore if you're going to read it, anyway. Just a thought.

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#873009 - 12/14/07 02:17 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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Ron Mexico for president!!!! He'll starighten everything out, and lead us on the path of righteousness, peace and prosperity. Ronnumism all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#873013 - 12/14/07 02:18 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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Originally Posted By: Tom Thumb
Originally Posted By: Devil Queen
Maybe you two could get a room??? Just a thought...


Maybe you should take me off ignore if you're going to read it, anyway. Just a thought.
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#873091 - 12/14/07 03:07 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... DeeQ
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Hooray! DQ finally took me off ignore! Hooray!

"This user is ignoring you. You cannot send them a message."

Oh, nevermind.

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#873174 - 12/14/07 03:38 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Jokerman
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When is recess at this elementary school?
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#873178 - 12/14/07 03:41 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Bacon Boy
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Umm, Monica, honey, close your mouth. isn't that what got you in trouble in the first palce!
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#873183 - 12/14/07 03:45 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Hated By Some
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Originally Posted By: Ron Mexico
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Jokerman rubs his hands with glee, perching them above the keyboard as he contemplates exactly how to spring the trap...

(from offstage: OH, JUST POST THE REAL ARTICLE ALREADY!)

i lol'd at this in real life.


(imo, the tenor is slightly different. 'capable of' versus 'going to', "'Mike's going to rekindle a compassion in our society for the weakest among us,'she said, using words that call to life the candidate's strong pro-life stand." versus
"Who's going to make us feel differently about one another. Who's going to remind us that we are one another's keepers. That we are only as strong as the weakest among us" "We need politicians who know how to be the truth." isn't saying "knowing the truth" ie acting as a conduit from God...)


Ron, that was weak.

Have you ever, ever admitted that maybe you were wrong about something?
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#873339 - 12/14/07 05:18 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... MB Guy
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weak? there are no such things as context or distinctions?

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Umm, Monica, honey, close your mouth. isn't that what got you in trouble in the first palce!

i lol'd at this, too.

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#873370 - 12/14/07 05:31 PM Re: Ron Mexico ought to love this... Hated By Some
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weak? there are no such things as context or distinctions?

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Umm, Monica, honey, close your mouth. isn't that what got you in trouble in the first palce!

i lol'd at this, too.


translation

No I have never been wrong.

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