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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #676 on: October 16, 2008, 08:58:30 PM »

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #677 on: October 16, 2008, 10:01:30 PM »
I've been thinking that maybe the liberal media filter had been exaggerating the shocking behavior at Republican rallies.

There's a reason this guy won a Nobel Prize for literature.  America is still very much like the America he observed.


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« Reply #678 on: October 16, 2008, 10:30:34 PM »
It's funny, I used to stop in the town that Sinclair Lewis grew up in every time I drove home or back to college, and they regard him as a town hero. Maybe they haven't read the book.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #679 on: October 16, 2008, 10:38:35 PM »
It was always my understanding that Sauk Centre felt ill of him at first, but got over it once he'd garnered world-wide celebration.



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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #680 on: October 16, 2008, 11:40:43 PM »
Sauk Center is still a pretty small Midwestern town, just a bedroom community for the bustling metropolis of St. Cloud. So it really doesn't matter very much.


(Kidding, kidding..)

It doesn't sound like Chicago has let go of its anger for Nelson Algren either, after the hatchet jobs he did on it.



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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #681 on: October 17, 2008, 10:23:37 AM »

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #682 on: October 17, 2008, 12:54:52 PM »
Am I embarassingly out of it for... wait, let me finish... for never having heard of this Alfred E. Smith white tie (creepy) dinner McCain and Obama attended, where the people that rule the world apparently get together and roast each other shortly before the election?  If only we'd heard something similar before the Newbridge election!  I don't think Marky Ramone would respond well to being roasted though. 

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #683 on: October 17, 2008, 02:08:28 PM »
So Joe is apparently not

a) a plumber
b) earning the kinds of money he claimed
c) not named Joe!

 ???

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #684 on: October 17, 2008, 02:37:38 PM »
So Joe is apparently not

a) a plumber
b) earning the kinds of money he claimed
c) not named Joe!

 ???

lying sack of crap = typical republican


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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #685 on: October 17, 2008, 03:03:25 PM »
Am I embarassingly out of it for... wait, let me finish... for never having heard of this Alfred E. Smith white tie (creepy) dinner McCain and Obama attended, where the people that rule the world apparently get together and roast each other shortly before the election?

I wouldn't say that you are out of it, just not in it.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #686 on: October 17, 2008, 03:19:54 PM »
I've never heard of it either.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #687 on: October 17, 2008, 03:32:07 PM »
So Joe is apparently not

a) a plumber
b) earning the kinds of money he claimed
c) not named Joe!

 ???

lying sack of crap = typical republican


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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #688 on: October 17, 2008, 03:35:17 PM »
So Joe is apparently not

a) a plumber
b) earning the kinds of money he claimed
c) not named Joe!

d) very small-business savvy at all

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #689 on: October 17, 2008, 03:48:02 PM »
So Joe is apparently not

a) a plumber
b) earning the kinds of money he claimed
c) not named Joe!

 ???

He's not not named Joe?