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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2011
    And now we start to see some self-inflicted thinning of the ranks among GOP Presidential contenders

    Hayley Barbour, perhaps realizing that minorities get to vote, has said that he will veto any legislation that comes across his desk that might honor the founder of the KKK. The controversy had been that a movement was starting for the state to issue a commemorative license plate for the founder and Barbour refused to speak out against the issue.

    Rick Santorum, in a recent speech, said that the Crusades got a bad rap. No, I'm not shitting you.

    Sharron "2nd Amendment Solutions" Angle has definitively said she is not planning a presidential bid.

    Michelle Bachmann recently said that the US could fix all of our budget woes if we just listened to Glenn Beck.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2011
    To be fair to Hague (and believe me, that's among the last things I'd willing do), the whole 'Gadaffi is in Venuzuela' thing came to him from the secretary general of the UN. And while you should always check your sources, you do tend to assume that the man allegedly in charge of the entire planet isn't going to lie to you...
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    To be fair to Hague

    Those words really do look wrong together. And there's a whole bunch of stranded expats who aren't likely to want to treat him fairly right now...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2011
    Those words really do look wrong together.

    Ay, I had to wash my hands after typing them.
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    the US could fix all of our budget woes if we just listened to Glenn Beck

    So the treasury just needs to buy a lot of antique gold coins and ride out its own collapse?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011

    You're asking me to make Bachmann make sense?

    How about I go out and find the lost city of El Dorado, or maybe Lost Dutchman Mine, that might be easier.
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011
    So apparently Gaddafi is now claiming that all of the protesters are on drugs.

    Really enhances his credibility, you know?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011
    Drugs supplied by Al Qaeda apparently.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2011
    He said the protesters are being manipulated by Bin Laden and are being provided drugs by foreign agents. He even compared himself to Elizabeth II saying he’s a symbolic leader.
    I have my own suspicions on who is really on drugs and they don’t include the protesters heh
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    The man is batshit demented in a very spectacular way. Maybe he's deliberately trying to appear so fucking unhinged that everyone goes home? Maybe Ahmedinejad, Sarah Palin, Berlusconi and Mugabe are paying him to act like a lunatic and make themselves appear sane in comparison? Whatever, I feel very sorry for anyone caught in the bastard's way.
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    Mass prison escapes during Egyption riots.
    A few days after the revolt began on Jan. 25, police vanished from the streets and the military took over - a transition that was followed immediately by an explosion of looting, arson and lawlessness on the streets of the capital, Cairo. During a weekend of chaos, about 23,000 of the nation's 80,000 prisoners fled.
    The article goes on to say how several prisons were attacked from in and out, from inmates' families, or in some cases Bedouin. Apparently, prison staff were also firing on the inmate population with birdshot, tear gas, and live ammunition, and also denying them food and water for days.
    At Wadi Natroun prison, also in the greater Cairo area, guards initially fired tear gas into the wards on Jan. 29, said escaped prisoner Mahmoud Ramadan.
    He said men then ran through the prison with keys, opening cells. He said they wore traditional robes often worn by Bedouin, though he said he saw khaki prison guard uniforms underneath when they ran.
    "I know how the Bedouin speak and these weren't Bedouin," he said in a phone interview. "They were from the Interior Ministry."
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    Al-Jazeera interviewed a Muslim brotherhood member who had been freed from jail in Egypt. He claimed that a mob of locals went into the prison, beat down the doors/bars, and then forced the prisoners to leave. Very weird.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
    What do you think Hilary has to say about the bullshit that's going on right now about abortion?

    I could kiss that woman.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
    Me too. I just hope she isn't forced to back down on the stance.
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    That video is from 2009. I hope she hasn't already backed down on the stance. It's probably the most eloquent delivery of 'Kindly go fuck yourself, you misogynistic asshole' a politician has ever made.

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