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TechYes
I'm not dead yet.
09:47 AM on 09/27/2010
Stories like this make me wonder what these people think of the rest of us who pay our bills, don't cheat on our taxes, hold down paying jobs, don't rip people off'; you know, act responsibly.
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09:47 AM on 09/27/2010
Suckers.
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TechYes
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10:04 AM on 09/27/2010
Sad, ain't it?
Linda from Deerfield
Paying attention
09:46 AM on 09/27/2010
I admit to having an intense curiosity about the politics of citizens whose finances are in shambles. There's been a constant undertone of implication that only a Democrat could get in over his/her head, but in real life, I only know Republicans who were so deluded or greedy that they over-extended, whereas the Democrats were typically scared and prudent. My sample is way too small to be significant, though. There's a twisted hint in this article that plenty of Republicans are among the fallen. It's not that I wish suffering upon anyone -- it's just that I would like to know whether honest self appraisal might be possible among voters who like to hold themselves up as models of personal responsibility and merit -- idle curiosity on my part.
10:00 AM on 09/27/2010
I have seen people from across the political spectrum get caught up in the last real estate bubble and lose their shirts. The common thread is they all bought into the real estate mythology that popped up in the last bubble that 'it can only go up, they aren't making any more land, everyone wants to be here (we're in SF), if you don't buy as much as you can now you'll be priced out forever' . I'd point out that I bought my place in 1994 when SF real estate had dropped 35%, but they'd say "It's different this time' or 'new economy' or something similar. Typical bubble talk.
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FlamingLibrul
09:45 AM on 09/27/2010
Righties want to vote for people they'd like to have a beer with, and who reflect their own hypocritical values. Go ahead, feel sorry for the professional shysters, and then deal with it when they have no sympathy for your struggles. Sorry thing is, these "values voters" drag the rest of us down with them.
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09:47 AM on 09/27/2010
Word.
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LonosCurse
Some may never live, but the crazy never die
09:52 AM on 09/27/2010
Funny thing about Righties though, they tend to blame Liberals when they have to pick up the tab.

Hey, FL!
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FlamingLibrul
09:53 AM on 09/27/2010
Heyyyy Lonos! Good to see you. Yeah, ain't that a pischer? Everytime lefties have to come in and clean up the wreckage, the righties somehow stick them with the tab and the blame. They keep getting away with it thanks to intellectually lazy, anger-based voters.
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nancychatter
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09:56 AM on 09/27/2010
faved already fanned.
and Hey x2 FL!
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bluessss82
09:45 AM on 09/27/2010
Christine O'Donnell's "strategy" from now until Nov 2: "Double, double toil and trouble....!"
She's now counting on HaIIoween for her bump up in the poIIs just before the election!

LMAO
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09:45 AM on 09/27/2010
Oh please, empathy for O'Donnell? Well, maybe right after a get my lobotomy.
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09:49 AM on 09/27/2010
Why should I feel sorry for Christine? I had to have a job all the time, continuously, if not I would lose my home. I worked nights at K-Mart when the kids were young along with my regular job to buy them extra toys, etc.
Christine made the choice to be an activist and not get paid rather than taking responsibility for paying her bills. She made her bed.
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slinkymom
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09:52 AM on 09/27/2010
Agreed.  We work long hard hours to keep our families cared for.  This woman is a complete leech and deserves nothing but scorn.
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FlamingLibrul
09:58 AM on 09/27/2010
Good for you- you're the type of American righties pay lip-service to, while convincing them it's in their best interests to support a platform of unbridled Corporate Welfare and destruction of "entitlements."
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bluessss82
09:49 AM on 09/27/2010
ROTFLMAO.......That procedure explains a lot about the baggers, cons and assorted wingnuts of the GOP!

http://www.internetweekly.org/images/teabagger_lobotomy.jpg
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09:52 AM on 09/27/2010
Exactly! And what a great image. :)
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woody7
Always a Dem, but..............
09:44 AM on 09/27/2010
Any voter that sympathizes with a candidate that "borrows" from their campaign funds to live on, deserves what they get. Period, what is there to sympathize with? they are a crook or what. now having said that, don't the politicians when they retire get to keep their campaign funds?
09:43 AM on 09/27/2010
Remember people its not how many seats the Republicans win in the Senate in 2011 but how many seats they will control, think about it, you will have your liberal middle of the road Republicans from blue states, Your fiscal responsible Republicans from purple States and your hard core extremist Republicans from the red states, all wanting to get re-elected and trying to bring home the pork to their state and cutting spending in all the others states.
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LonosCurse
Some may never live, but the crazy never die
09:53 AM on 09/27/2010
In normal times maybe, but these days the Republicans are in lock step.
09:56 AM on 09/27/2010
They won't win any seats. The Dems are merica's only working party. 2010/12 for 100 seats.
09:41 AM on 09/27/2010
Soooo – a candidate makes mistakes and bad decisions, and is financially irresponsible. Now, there are people who sympathize with them and will vote for them, so they can be elected to public office so they can continue making mistakes, and bad decisions, and be irresponsible with the taxpayer’s money. Please, someone, explain to me how this makes any sense whatsoever!!
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slinkymom
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09:43 AM on 09/27/2010
I don't understand it either.  The last thing I want is someone who cannot manage their personal affairs successfully in a position where they can mess with mine.

Fan# 27
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FlamingLibrul
09:48 AM on 09/27/2010
Please, someone, explain to me how this makes any sense whatsoever!!

That's easy to explain; it's called Fiscal Conservatism. Righties have been playing this joke on us full-force since 1980.
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jubo
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09:53 AM on 09/27/2010
Albeit with a slight reprieve during the Root'n-Toot'n Willy-Nily years...

Indeed Bush spent so much money many Privateers (there's nothing 'public' in 'Republican') went from 'Republican' to 'Libertarian'...

Libertarian. Another word for right-wing anarchist.

Cheers.
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nancychatter
Stop! hey! whats that sound!
09:41 AM on 09/27/2010
First Palin, Beck & Company convince people that being educated is "elitist", Now the new "crop" doesnt pay their bills or taxes, lies about lying even when its on video and are downright nasty about other peoples "rights"

THEY STRIKE A CHORD... More like "they are so out of tune".....
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Mahi Joe
Think critically...not blindly conform
09:40 AM on 09/27/2010
Anyone tired of seeing this appear for no reason?

This comment was removed in accordance with HuffPost's moderation guidelines.
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slinkymom
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09:41 AM on 09/27/2010
I haven't seen that yet, but I have only been here a short while this morning.  Is this something new?
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Mahi Joe
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09:42 AM on 09/27/2010
Stick around because I bet this comment I made will take a hit lol.
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thatsitfortheotherwon
If you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind.
09:38 AM on 09/27/2010
seiedvard on Sep 27, 2010 at 09:18:40
“Actually, he was never impeached He was acquitted by the Senate, remember, he finished his term”

Impeachment occurs in the House, brainiac, regardless of the outcome of the trial in the Senate.
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slinkymom
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09:37 AM on 09/27/2010
Republican Rep. Mike Pence was on Meet the Press yesterday and couldn't come up with a single "new" idea in their Pledge to America contract.  Not one.  What is wrong with this nation that some people cannot see what the republicans are up to.  THey had 8 years to make positive changes and they failed.  Miserably and completely.  Now they want people to buy into their more of the same cr@p.

"After listening to a tape of Jon Stewart slamming them on the Daily Show last week, Pence more or less admits there isn't anything new in the pledge and says the pledge is not "the end-all, be-all" but instead is meant to "be a good start."

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/mike-pence-cant-name-single-new-idea-repub
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TechYes
I'm not dead yet.
09:44 AM on 09/27/2010
Guess he's saying it's like the Pirate Code, "more like suggestions, really."
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slinkymom
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09:46 AM on 09/27/2010
More like "guidelines."  LOL, loved that quote.
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Mahi Joe
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09:45 AM on 09/27/2010
The repubs had a golden opportunity to work on a bipartisan level when Obama came into office. The very first thing Obama did was extend an olive branch and what did the repubs choose to do? From the very first all the repubs thought and did was to obstruct. So now they are scrambling for anything to show they have something, which in reality is nothing.
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slinkymom
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09:48 AM on 09/27/2010
Agreed.  Anyone who claims that the Obama administration wasn't trying to work with the republicans are complete and utter li@rs.  
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09:36 AM on 09/27/2010
How about a main that is truly important??
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By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent  –  26 mins ago

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama started the school week with a call for a longer school year, and said the worst-performing teachers have "got to go" if they don't improve quickly.
Bemoaning America's decreasing global educational competitiveness, Obama sought in a nationally broadcast interview to reinvigorate his education agenda. At the same time, the president acknowledged that many poor schools don't have the money they need and he defended federal aid for them. But Obama also said that money alone won't fix the problems in public schools, saying higher standards must be set and achieved by students and teachers alike.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100927/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama
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cloudmaker
09:34 AM on 09/27/2010
It's one thing to sympathize with candidates who have faced hard times or lost their job through no fault of their own; quite another to root for cheats like O'Donnell who has spent her contributors money for her own rent, vacation and other expenses. I am getting tired of hearing how Americans feel. American has 300 million-plus people. Unless a pollster can get the opinions of at least all the voting age adults, I don't want to hear another guestimate of what America thinks based on a telephone survey of about 5,000. Polls should go the way of the
rotary phone.
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bluessss82
09:35 AM on 09/27/2010
Fanned!
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slinkymom
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09:39 AM on 09/27/2010
Cosign.  Fan# 306
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09:33 AM on 09/27/2010
Oh I like this news very much!

WashingtonDCHotels.com reported that booking demand for hotel rooms in Washington DC for Steven Colbert's "March to Keep Fear Alive" and John Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" rallies scheduled for October 30th is outpacing Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor Rally" for the same comparative period.


According to Gerri Smyth, Washington DC Hotel's Director of Reservations, booking demand for comparative periods show about a 25% higher demand with less than 6 weeks to go.

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/
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slinkymom
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09:40 AM on 09/27/2010
Awesome!!  We were planning on going but my husband was laid off Friday.  So, we'll be there in spirit!
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thatsitfortheotherwon
If you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind.
09:45 AM on 09/27/2010
I am sorry to hear that.
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nancychatter
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09:46 AM on 09/27/2010
Sorry about your husband...
We'll all come over and visit when we're done...LOL
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nancychatter
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09:43 AM on 09/27/2010
GREAT this is news I like as well.....Thanks for the update...

Hope to see everyone who can make....