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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for October 09, 2012

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    BE THIS GUY  over 9 years ago

    The French guy must be a Gaullist.

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    Linguist  over 9 years ago

    He’s smoking Gauloises . No Mormons were injured in the production of those cigarettes…

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    Romney’s eyes are burning like the fires of the Spanish Inquisition.

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    Linguist  over 9 years ago

    DID SOMEBODY MENTION THE SPANISH INQUISITION ???

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    Mike31g  over 9 years ago

    DTpi (and MT);Re yesterday’s comments on 230+ comments being a record!Not so, the story arc on the Texan law requiring TVUS for anyone wishing an abortion had other 300 comments on a couple of days!

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    MassieVoter  over 9 years ago

    “Young Mitt prepares for a life of ANNOYING people”, but then he found his true calling in ANNIHILATING people’s livelihoods while at Bain Capital, and later on, in ALIENATING at least 47% of the American people in his campaign for the Presidency .

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    MassieVoter  over 9 years ago

    In honor of the strip being set in France this week… check out this fantastic musical parody of a “Les Miserables” song, which supports President Obama’s re-election.http://onetermmore.com/video_subtitles.html

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    “… I’m reminded of Gerard Depardieu.”πIsn’t he the one who recently peed on the floor of a plane in flight?

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    “The French actor Gerard Depardieu gave the passengers on a CityJet flight from Paris to Dublin quite the show on Tuesday when he reacted to the news he would not be allowed to use a bathroom until after take off by urinating on the plane’s carpet in full view of the cabin.” π—"Gerard Depardieu Pees On A Plane (Not In The Bathroom)", Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/gerard-depardieu-pees-on-_n_929070.html

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    The “evil” genius of Garry Trudeau kicks in yet again as he portrays the annoying French to better illustrate the even more annoying Mitt Romney.

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    Varnes  over 9 years ago

    Mitt rhymes with the brown stuff in brown nosing….

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    Semper Fido  over 9 years ago

    Now that we’re baggin’ on Mormons, is it okay to insult Jews and blacks now too?

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    TheSkulker  over 9 years ago

    And sadly, these idiots have the right to vote!

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    mrbribery  over 9 years ago

    Uh oh- has Mitt just encountered Jean Le Pen?

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    Spamgaard  over 9 years ago

    More proof that reality has a decidedly liberal bias…

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    arye uygur  over 9 years ago

    Obama could not have been raised as a Moslem. I saw a photo of him when he was a young man, sitting with his leg crossed in such a way that his rear end was exposed. Even a secular Moslem would know better than to cross his leg that way.

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    vwdualnomand  over 9 years ago

    so, he went to france to dodge the draft. wasn’t france in 68 had their uprising which shut down the country for a while, and even had de gaulle making exile plans to germany?

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    JosephBidenJr99  over 9 years ago

    Gary must be getting worried about the re-election of his buddy Obama. Otherwise he wouldn’t resort to vicious personal attacks.

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    gladlythecrosseyedbear  over 9 years ago

    Mitt will win because whites will vote in big numbers — Obama’s too brittle to debate anybody other than McCain — Mitt will be just as bad for the nation as Obama has been

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    38lowell  over 9 years ago

    OMG!Is nothing sacred?Rumors are abounding in this election.Is this strip turning into Pogo?

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    stellablu122  over 9 years ago

    Dispising the poor its in Mitts DNA. We need Jack Welch’s math here. How could 9% of the vote go toward Mitt Romney in thirty days? That is is close to 30 millions votes. It like the GDP going up 6% in one month.

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    bagbalm  over 9 years ago

    a tiny fraction of the population unfired by partisan dogma realize we are totally screwed whichever gets elected.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    Hate to say this, but this is the dumbist “analysis” I’ve seen in awhile. Polling is a science. Polling companies pride themselves in their independence and non-partisanship. Some polls are paid for by one side or the other, but these are known. If you are a candidate and rational, you want the truth, You want reality, so that you can plan accoringly.πReality has no bias, liberal or consercative.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    “I’m poor and I feel entitled. It doesn’t do me much good, but I still feel entitled.”πYour posting here makes me think you’re fabricating. Just a personal reaction, but it’s a real reaction.

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    ComicRelief  over 9 years ago

    Not surprised that Trudeau thinks that help for the poor can only come from the government and that all religious organizations are evil. Leave this arc and get back to the Red Rascal.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Neither Trudeau nor Obama ever remotely suggested that “help from the poor can only come from government and that all religious organizations are evil.” This story line is brilliant!

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Everyone check out the One Term More link suggested by Massie Voter. It is fantastique!

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    asa4ever  over 9 years ago

    Do not know the date of the Shema.

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    einarbt7  over 9 years ago

    Nice.

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    peabodyboy  over 9 years ago

    From yesterday, for Dook

    Yes, I do think that Paul hammered together a new religion out of existing elements the same way that Joseph Smith and Mohammed did with their new religions. Christianity seems to be a combination of Judaism and the Greek mystery cults I think that Jesus lived and died a Jew and never thought he was some sort of deity. I say some sort, because the trinity makes no sense to me. It’s sort of like keeping monotheism and still getting another god to work with. For a lot of people monotheism and monogamy are admirable principles, but a little boring.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 9 years ago

    “True repentance”? Oh brother. I’ve heard that from EVERY religious group.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 9 years ago

    Mitt is such a typical salesman (notice the foot in the door). I doubt if he would do it but wouldn’t it be a hoot if Trudeau had Mitt meet some of his own characters from way back then? (Of course B.D and Mike and Zonker weren’t in France at the time, and the strip didn’t start until 1972, but still. Can you imagine a young wild-eyed Zonker meeting the even more wild-eyed Mitt?)

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    Justice22  over 9 years ago

    Mormons worship their founders and obey the church leaders. “Kill those immigrants and take their kids.”

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Every religion has a certain amount of mythology. In a free society, we are allowed to take it or leave it. Trudeau isn’t bashing Mormons, as a matter of fact, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, is also a Mormon.. He is bashing Romney.

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    Ironhold  over 9 years ago

    Actually, no.[]Utah was the second territory in the nation to give women the right to vote (behind Wyoming by just a few months), and Salt Lake City itself was a hub for the suffrage movement.[]However, in the 1870s the federal government passed a law stripping women in Utah of the right to vote. The “Mormon Women” bloc was so fearsome and unpredictable that Washington basically decided to destroy what they couldn’t control.

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    JAPrufrock  over 9 years ago

    I am profoundly saddened when any particular religion is singled out for bashing. I think that they all should be bashed equally. @DTThe Pew pole was the only major one that has Romney ahead. Obama is still favored in most of the others, although his lead seems to have been reduced a bit.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member over 9 years ago

    More religion bashing by the Liberal press and not a word about it in the “fair and balanced” media. Why am I not surprised. Liberals are all against bigotry, unless it suits their purposes.

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    Linguist  over 9 years ago

    A cabdriver in Paris, once explained to me why the French can be so rude and arrogant. He said that since the national pastime of France, was hating each other, how could foreigners expect to be treated any better ? Besides, he went on, the French, particularly Charles de Gaulle’s followers, have never forgiven the Yanks and the Brits for liberating Paris. They wanted that glory for themselves.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 9 years ago

    There’s not much (if any) “Mormon-bashing” going on in the strip, just Mitt-bashing, using his missionary term as the hinge. The “Mormon-bashing” is pretty much all down here.

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    jmccain  over 9 years ago

    Do you think that the producers of Doonesbury will ever get a responsible adult in charge? What a doofus!

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    peabodyboy  over 9 years ago

    You are the crown of creation, and you’ve got no place to go. At least, that’s what Grace Slick tells me.

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    Lehmann2  over 9 years ago

    I am thinking that the next strip will have Obama looking foolish to balance the feature…probably not!

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    dook  over 9 years ago

    To DTP, who wrote, too late yesterday for me to comment, “Have you checked out recently CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE rates in conservative religious families versus those in French societies?” Sorry, but that was not the topic of yesterday’s Doonsbury unless you imply that Mormon families are prone to this sort of thing.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    I would say that Doonesbury as a strip is liberal.

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    kaecispopX  over 9 years ago

    Trudeau is hitting a new low in partizan politics. I have learned to expect the extreme liberal view of this strip, but to ricidule the religious beliefs of a presidential candidate is unacceptable.

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    mpguy2  over 9 years ago

    Romney practicing flip-flopping to pander to an audience. In this case, an audience of one.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    And since Mormons are a conservative religious group, I would say that yes, they could be more prone to child sexual abuse than some other groups.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Many conservative religious groups seem to advocate the “spare the rod, spoil the child” philosophy.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Yesterday, Charlie Fuqua, running for Arkansas House of Reps, advocated killing rebellious children, by quoting Deuteronomy 21:18-21. Charlie also believes that Muslims and liberals are the anti-christ. And, oh yes, Charlie is a conservative Republican as well as a conservative Christian. We have many examples (far too many) of crazy right wingers around these days.

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    freeholder1  over 9 years ago

    Repeating Big Lies, so a big liar. Other than that, You are correct, sir.

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    freeholder1  over 9 years ago

    but the bunkers are hunkered in their bunkers, bunking away.

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    Greg Johnston  over 9 years ago

    Aye, fair enough, but I was trying to draw out there may be a distinction between the forms of faith or magic :) And it’s hardly like Mormonism is singled out for critique or criticism here or elsewhere. So Mr. Blair need not be trying to counter every perceived slight on Mormons here – a pointless endeavour that merely invites more criticism. I do try to be respectful of other faiths – much like politics, it shouldn’t be a war, merely a debate, and an agreement that folks won’t always (if ever!) agree.

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    kendonna  over 9 years ago

    When is the overdone, ridiculous storyline about Obama going to appear?

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Obama never denied having had a rebellious youth. He also did not vote to deny aid to NO. His statements to a group in NO at that time were well reported and rather innocuous.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Some of you right wingers are beginning to be a bit of a bore…

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    tat0010  over 9 years ago

    I guess i missed the funny part. Is this a comic?

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    “Religion is based upon magical thinking, all of it is.”πAnd that, of course, is your own faith statement, is it not? If not, then please provide your proof.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    I guess I could go check out Mallard Fillmore or whatever it is, and whine about the guy not expressing a liberal point of view, but quite honestly, I can’t be bothered. Doonesbury is the strip I grew up with and it remains my favorite.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    Thanks for the long post, LWP, about your interactions with OleEd. Interesting. I think you are a good, honest, intelligent, learned person. Thanks for being you and for your consistent postings. (I won’t comment on OleEd, except to say DNFTT. He’s confessed that he doesn’t know what that means, and I have no motivation to improve his knowledge base.)

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    “Paul may have had more help.”πPaul gets so much credit because his writings were the first ones. Besides, he could write; the others probably couldn’t. πThere is another example of religion creators besides the ones you mentioned: Mohammad and Joseph Smith. And that is the little known Ellen G. White (founder of the Seventh-day Adventist religion). She, like Paul, differs from Mohammad and Smith in that she definitely did not work alone. She dropped out of school in the third grade because of a physical injury to her face by a rock thrown by a classmate. She had visions. Her greatest helper was her husband, who married her at her age of 17. Like the earliest Christians (all Jews), she thought Jesus was going to come on October 22, 1844, and so wrote (scribbled) down only her visions (preserved in her Early Writings compilations, heavily heavily edited).πNot wanting to get into too much detail: My point is that she was more like Paul in having help in synthesizing a new religion.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    Oops, I just remembered. Mohammad was also illiterate. He dictated his visions. (I don’t know much about the origin of Islam, so would appreciate some input here, as long as it is based on scholarship.)

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    NOTE: If I have indulged in Mormon bashing, I hereby repent and recant. As has been point out here a number of times, all religions have elements that can be easily “bashed” by those who don’t agree. Let’s all show tolerance and rein in our feelings of wanting to “show off” by writing things that we know will inflame others. Trolls, please stay in your booths.

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    Ironhold  over 9 years ago

    FYI – this isn’t threaded, and so people can’t tell which comment you’re responding to. []Which post of mine were you referring to with the “bashing” bit?

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    Ironhold  over 9 years ago

    I thought Wyoming got it in the 1870s?[]Either way, women in Utah could vote in the 1870s. This ended when the government slipped a provision into the anti-polygamy laws.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    I see a conservative poster a little while ago trotted the old Wyoming and Utah were the first to give women the right to vote in 1869 argument. Whoop de do! And women in the rest of the country received the right to vote in 1920. I think this is what is called water under the bridge, since it is now 2012. True, there are other issues in terms of voting, but this does not relate to women voting in 2012. Instead, it relates to voting for elderly, poor, blacks and college students, many of whom do not have driver’s licenses. Oh, and what else do those groups have in common? They tend to vote Democratic… Check out the video by Sarah Silverman on this topic. Google it. Sarah Silverman and voter suppression.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Of course, I know that the conservative poster was trying to say that Mormons aren’t so anti-woman because Wyoming and Utah were the first places where women were allowed to vote. There is more to having equal rights than voting, although voting is important. Reproductive rights are also important. Equal pay for equal work is also important. I am afraid that there a lot of things that we have to look out for in terms of women’s rights.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Sarah points out in her hilarious video that if you have a gun permit, that is acceptable ID, but not a student ID or a veteran’s ID card. Wow.

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    SeaDragon47  over 9 years ago

    Tacky at best. I don’t want a Mormon President, but I would vote for a Golden Retriever before Obummer.

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    tcambeul  over 9 years ago

    Like the troodoughs of Canuckville…

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    I mean I am very happy for the women of Utah and Wyoming over a hundred years ago, I guess…

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    If Romney wins a new bar will be set for lying in order to win elections. God help us all.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Blacks were not allowed in the Mormon church until 1978. I don’t see this as making them pioneers of civil rights. They also practiced polygamy as of only a few generations ago. Some might see this as a great situation for women, I disagree.

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    pawpawbear  over 9 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159 Wasn’t that the date quoted several pages above that the early Christians also believed would be the end of the world. I was actually agreeing with you for a moment.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    The Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, is a prophet FOR Mormons only, and even then only for those who believe it. The exact same thing is true for Seventh-day Adventists. The SDA prophet, Ellen G. White, is a prophet FOR SDAs only, and even then only for those who believe it. The identical definition would also be true of Mary Baker Eddy, prophet of the Christian Scientists. Whether or not such a prophet can/could foretell the is simply irrelevant (in a scientific or historocritical sense). In the Bible the definition of a prophet is “one who speaks for God”, and not (necessarily) one who foretells the future.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    The SDA church, worldwide at around 17 million members, is far larger than the LDS church worldwide. The numbers in North America, however, are reversed, with the Mormons at around 6 million and the Adventists at around 1 million. This explains, in part, the reason why Mormons are so much more better known (and criticized) than are Adventists.

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    lindz.coop  over 9 years ago

    All the debunking in the world won’t trump Rush & Fox.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Joseph Smith may have been an abolitionist, but we have to consider more recent history, as in the last 50 years anyway. Actually, I would have been a Republican if I had been born in 1845. The GOP has changed rather dramatically since Abe Lincoln was prez. Now there is a Republican I would have been happy to support…

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    Correction: I checked: LDS worldwide baptized membership is less than 15 million, while the SDA is more than 16 million. SDA not as much larger than than the LDS as my previous post indicated.

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    montessoriteacher  over 9 years ago

    Like I said, if Abe could just rise up from the dead, I would support him. This is 2012 and we are in a completely different world, thank goodness.

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    DNFTT

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    DylanThomas3.14159  over 9 years ago

    200 posts! Still rather short of yesterday’s 255, though.

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    John Borger Premium Member over 9 years ago

    Yeah, old Mitt Romney annoying the Frenchmen. Why isn’t there some strips on Barack (Barry the Bum) Obama in the Choom Room in Hawaii?

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    pawpawbear  over 9 years ago

    And may God bless you sir.

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    doonesfan01  over 9 years ago

    How lucky for Mittney to be in the US, where only 47% are free-loaders who want no part of him. In France, 100% wanted no part of him.

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