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Old 02-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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Harry Tells President to Lay Off Las Vegas

"Obama needs to lay off Las Vegas and, as he put it, "stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money."

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In a posting on her Facebook page Monday, former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin called on Obama to fire Emanuel. Palin, whose son Trig suffers from Down syndrome, said Emanuel's language was "heartbreaking" and a "slur on all God's children."

That was no "Lady" That Was . . .

"Now, wait a minute, I'll stop and you can talk," Specter said. "I'll treat you like a lady. Now act like one."

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Old 02-02-2010, 07:58 PM
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what is it with the left :::::: an accomplished married woman with 5 kids and one with down, who ran against the machine and won, fixed the state she governed and was a VP pick ::::::get over it :::::: your mommy may not have been nice to you but give it up already - jz
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:08 PM
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I love this part:

"To truly re-energize our economy, we need people to travel to Las Vegas," Reid said.

Is this the Carrot Top economic recovery plan?
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:50 PM
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Harry wants to protect his main chance for employment when he gets voted out this fall....
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:06 PM
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what is it with the left :::::: an accomplished married woman with 5 kids and one with down, who ran against the machine and won, fixed the state she governed and was a VP pick ::::::get over it :::::: your mommy may not have been nice to you but give it up already - jz
Hmmm...seems you've been sipping the Kool-Aid again.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:30 AM
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what is it with the left :::::: an accomplished married woman with 5 kids and one with down, who ran against the machine and won, fixed the state she governed and was a VP pick ::::::get over it :::::: your mommy may not have been nice to you but give it up already - jz
Did you forget that she lost the election ?

Then suddenly just quit her job as govenor ?

Thats not accomplishment, thats failure !
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:09 AM
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What if it is a verrry funny retardation??
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:43 AM
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What if it is a verrry funny retardation??
As the father of a 7yoS with Down syndrome I appreciated her comments and really don't see the humor in the use of the term. I just can't understand how poking fun of or denigrating a group that (generally) can't or won't speak up for itself is still deemed socially acceptable in some circles. To each their own, I guess.
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Didn't mean to offend, just quoting one of my favorite Borat lines.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:21 AM
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Didn't mean to offend, just quoting one of my favorite Borat lines.
Precisely my point. "Retard",and the variations of, are the last socially "acceptable" slurs, although becoming slightly less-so.

No sweat. I know most people don't mean to offend. I just feel I owe it to my son to speak up when I see/hear it.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:26 AM
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I just feel I owe it to my son to speak up when I see/hear it.
Swamp, that's admirable...
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:04 PM
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Did you forget that she lost the election ?

Then suddenly just quit her job as govenor ?

Thats not accomplishment, thats failure !
And has somehow managed to capitalize of every facet of that, which baffles me. Cheers!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:43 PM
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Swamp, that's admirable...
I appreciate the sentiment, Merc. But I think most parents would do the same if it were their kid.
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Hey Swamp, a customer of mine told me that she has son with Downs Syndrome and wished she had a support group. I told her to look you up on Facebook. Her name is Becky.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:37 PM
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Hey Swamp, a customer of mine told me that she has son with Downs Syndrome and wished she had a support group. I told her to look you up on Facebook. Her name is Becky.
Shoot, I deactivated my FB acct. a couple weeks ago. I'm on my phone now but I'll touch base with you later/tomorrow re: some alternate contact info. I've great a great Ds network and can give her some direction.
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