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#1 Oct 10 2012 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
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So, this is one of the Congressional races I've been watching, because it's just such a dichotomy that it isn't even funny.

Joe Walsh (R), the deadbeat dad who owed over $100,000 in back child support, versus Tammy Duckworth (D), the National Guard Lieutenant Colonel who lost both her legs in Iraq in 2004.

During their most recent debate, he tried to mock her choice of clothing, and the fact that she *gasp* spent some time shopping for a dress for the DNC. The crowd booed him for bringing up something so dumb.

She shot back that her clothing choices are her business, and she's worn one color for most of her adult life: Camouflage. (She is still an active member of the National Guard; she declined to retire due to her injuries.)

Smiley: popcorn

This particular debate is more raucous than normal because the audience was fueled by an open bar, apparently.

Edit: Interesting, seems he and his wife settled their lawsuit out of court because, whaddaya know, nobody likes a deadbeat dad during an election year.

Edited, Oct 10th 2012 10:50pm by catwho
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#2 Oct 10 2012 at 1:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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If anything should be taken from this, is that more debates need open bars.
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#3 Oct 10 2012 at 1:21 PM Rating: Good
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Walsh, the prolific McHenry Tea Partyer, attacked everything from his opponent’s fashion decisions — waving a picture of the Hoffman Estates Democrat shopping for a Democratic National Convention outfit —


Obviously, if you're going to be a woman going toe-to-toe with the big boys in politics, clothes are an utter waste. She would have been much better served showing up naked, especially since she's got some freaky deformity stuff going on.
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Walsh, the prolific McHenry Tea Partyer, attacked everything from his opponent’s fashion decisions — waving a picture of the Hoffman Estates Democrat shopping for a Democratic National Convention outfit —


Obviously, if you're going to be a woman going toe-to-toe with the big boys in politics, clothes are an utter waste. She would have been much better served showing up naked, especially since she's got some freaky deformity stuff going on.


Well, if you count metal legs as deformities and not prosthetics, sure.
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#5 Oct 10 2012 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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Missing her legs is the deformity. Those metal bars are strapped to nubs.
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Guenny wrote:
Missing her legs is the deformity. Those metal bars are strapped to nubs.


I guess I think of a "defomity" as something you're born with, not the result of an amputation. She had two perfectly good legs 'til they done got blowed up in the war.
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#7 Oct 10 2012 at 1:44 PM Rating: Good
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I'm sorry, I forgot that the Asylum is 100% PC these days.

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de·form
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verb (used with object)
1.to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure: In cases where the drug was taken during pregnancy, its effects deformed the infants.
2.to make ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beauty of; spoil: The trees had been completely deformed by the force of the wind.
3.to change the form of; transform.
4.Geology, Mechanics. to subject to deformation: The metal was deformed under stress.


Nobody is born with robot legs unless they're Terminator.
#8 Oct 10 2012 at 2:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ms. Duckworth sends me a request for money approximately once an hour. I don't even live in her district but I shot her $20 back in 2008 and that's how they get ya.
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#9 Oct 10 2012 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Guenny wrote:
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Walsh, the prolific McHenry Tea Partyer, attacked everything from his opponent’s fashion decisions — waving a picture of the Hoffman Estates Democrat shopping for a Democratic National Convention outfit —


Obviously, if you're going to be a woman going toe-to-toe with the big boys in politics


I don't think she's going toe-to-toe with anybody. Smiley: frown
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#10 Oct 10 2012 at 2:42 PM Rating: Excellent
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how is this even a race? Who would vote for a deadbeat dad?
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Republicans.
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He's not a deadbeat dad, by their view. He's forcing his children to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and exhibiting fiscal responsibility by not giving his ***** ex-wife a penny more since she'd just spend it on something unnecessary, like clothes for them. Spoiled kids need to go out and shoot deer to make themselves buckskin breeches like our forefathers did.

Edited, Oct 10th 2012 4:53pm by catwho
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#13 Oct 10 2012 at 3:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Saw this tweet while watching her give a speech at the DNC:
https://twitter.com/tbogg/status/243148065274466305
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Tammy Duckworth lost her legs while piloting a Black Hawk helicopter in Iraq. Paul Ryan once drove the Weinermobile.

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#14 Oct 10 2012 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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catwho wrote:
Joe Walsh (R), the deadbeat dad who owes almost $100,000 in back child support.

Wow, things must have really gone downhill since he lost that gig on "The Drew Carey Show".
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#15 Oct 10 2012 at 5:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Saw this tweet while watching her give a speech at the DNC:
https://twitter.com/tbogg/status/243148065274466305
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Tammy Duckworth lost her legs while piloting a Black Hawk helicopter in Iraq. Paul Ryan once drove the Weinermobile.


Did Paul Ryan lose his legs while driving the Weinermobile?

Because if not, I don't see how this is relevant. Or interesting.
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Demea wrote:
trickybeck wrote:
Saw this tweet while watching her give a speech at the DNC:
https://twitter.com/tbogg/status/243148065274466305
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Tammy Duckworth lost her legs while piloting a Black Hawk helicopter in Iraq. Paul Ryan once drove the Weinermobile.


Did Paul Ryan lose his legs while driving the Weinermobile?

Because if not, I don't see how this is relevant. Or interesting.

He lost his weiner.

It's interesting because it's funny. It's relevant because funny things are always relevant. You are neither.

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It's interesting because it's funny. It's relevant because funny things are always relevant. You are neither.

I call baloney.

And that baloney has a first name...
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Speaking of going toe to toe, apparently you don't want to **** of an Aussie woman.
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#19 Oct 10 2012 at 7:40 PM Rating: Good
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If comparing food to genitalia is sexual harassment, then I've been pretty much sexually harassed by everyone ever.
#20gbaji, Posted: Oct 10 2012 at 8:24 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) He's not a deadbeat dad. Victim of a pretty massive smear campaign? Yes. Deadbeat dad? Nope. I honestly had never heard of him prior to this thread, but it is pretty amusing to read up on the insanely ridiculous things that he's been attacked over. Like an article in the paper about how he allowed his car insurance to lapse? Wow. Gotta really not have a leg to stand on to go there (ba dum dum!). There's some serious mudslinging going on there.
#21 Oct 10 2012 at 8:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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gbaji wrote:
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how is this even a race? Who would vote for a deadbeat dad?


He's not a deadbeat dad. Victim of a pretty massive smear campaign? Yes. Deadbeat dad? Nope. I honestly had never heard of him prior to this thread, but it is pretty amusing to read up on the insanely ridiculous things that he's been attacked over. Like an article in the paper about how he allowed his car insurance to lapse? Wow. Gotta really not have a leg to stand on to go there (ba dum dum!). There's some serious mudslinging going on there.


How do you know he's the victim of a smear campaign if you never heard of him before this thread...? Smiley: dubious
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#22 Oct 10 2012 at 8:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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#23 Oct 10 2012 at 8:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Edited the top post. Seems he and his wife settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

I wonder how much he had to pay her to get her to say "oh no, he was never a 'deadbeat dad'" even though she had to sue him for the money before he was up for re-election.
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#24 Oct 10 2012 at 8:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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GI Jane vs Deadbeat Joe sounds like a pretty cool B movie.
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Republican.


And that's how the tea got all over my keyboard. Smiley: mad
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He's not a deadbeat dad. Victim of a pretty massive smear campaign? Yes. Deadbeat dad? Nope.

He managed to get dragged to court over a ton of unpaid child support, which he eventually settled. Sounds pretty deadbeat to me. His problems with it have been in the local news for over a year, including on a conservative talk stations.

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I honestly had never heard of him prior to this thread

This doesn't surprise me. Not because he's unknown; this race has had a national profile all year and Walsh has been an outspoken firebrand in Congress. But because you usually don't really know a lot about stuff, especially what's going on in politics.

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There's some serious mudslinging going on there.

Welcome to congressional races?

Duckworth is running in a district pretty much build (during redistricting) to give her the job. I like her but if she can't pull it off this year, she doesn't deserve to have it.
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