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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #181 on: September 05, 2008, 04:14:55 PM »
Lost in all the political coverage was the best thing to happen in the history of political conventions:
Andrea Mitchell being attacked by dozens of balloons.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #182 on: September 05, 2008, 05:25:45 PM »

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #183 on: September 05, 2008, 09:58:03 PM »
 Looks like the ladies of Heart weren't too thrilled with "Barracuda" being Sarah Palin's theme song. I'll always love Nancy and Ann Wilson. Always.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #184 on: September 05, 2008, 10:12:10 PM »
Nice zinger at the end:

eventually be reduced to playing the entire Chuck Berry catalog again and again. Ha ha just kidding, Chuck Berry is still alive, so he will also be calling John McCain soon.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #185 on: September 06, 2008, 10:43:00 PM »
I've been out of the loop for a bit, but I thought this thread was going to be about that crazy barn-themed podium at the DNC (and I'm not searching all 13 pages to realize it isn't). I hate to call out my own party over such a small issue, but it's an elephant in the room!

I still haven't heard mention of it in any news sources, even after Palin openly mocked the styrofoam pillars the Dem's used. From where I'm standing, the columns were actually quite subtle in comparison to a podium that could easily be a leftover prop from James and the Giant Peach. What is the theme here? He is descending from the American Mt. Olympus to speak to the people living out behind a cartoon woodshed? Did they hire Beetlejuice as a set designer? It made so little sense in conjunction with such an amazing, historic event, I still can't stop thinking about it (obviously).

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #186 on: September 09, 2008, 02:22:33 PM »
KILL ME NOW



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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #187 on: September 09, 2008, 02:43:26 PM »
Oh, no.
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #189 on: September 09, 2008, 03:08:33 PM »
Look at it this way:  it might alienate some traditionalists because it makes her look so butch.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #190 on: September 09, 2008, 03:33:20 PM »
I love how in politics, there are only two categories that every woman must fall into:

1) Just one of 'da boyz!
2) Shrill cunt

Women being boiled down to two bullshit stereotypes is almost as sexist as them never being nominated at all...

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #191 on: September 09, 2008, 03:34:41 PM »
The joys of being a woman, 2008.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #192 on: September 09, 2008, 03:41:27 PM »
That kind of dichotomy/stereotyping happens with male politicians:

a) Tough, straight-talking man's man

vs.

b) Wishy-washy, effete weenie

It's the nature of public figures. Everyone looks at them through the lens of their own political beliefs, and it usually only boils down to 2-3 stereotypes.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #193 on: September 09, 2008, 04:04:18 PM »
No, there are more stereotypes for men. Obama is viewed as a weenie by some, but I'd say the general perception is that he's a stoic leader, Kennedy-style. Biden isn't a straight-talking mans man either, he's considered more of a backroom wheeler-and-dealer.

There are stereotypes, but men are given more options. Which isn't really a surprise, I just think it's kind of pathetic.

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Re: Why The Dems Might Lose
« Reply #194 on: September 09, 2008, 04:11:38 PM »
Women Demand Equal Amounts of Stereotypes Now!

What's up with this?:
http://www.zazzle.com/sarah_palin_joke_shirt-235451500103542361
I can't figure out who the joke is on.