Proof that Democrats can be just as scary and stupid as Republicans

  • Timbales

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    Sep 25, 2008 3:25 PM GMT
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    BANGOR, Maine - A television news anchor in Maine who looks a lot like Sarah Palin says she's been getting "hate mail and nasty phone calls."

    Cindy Michaels from WVII-TV has long brown hair that she sometimes wears up in a style similar to Palin's, and she also wears glasses on occasion.

    Michaels says some viewers recently began accusing her of trying to copy Palin's style or, worse, somehow trying to subliminally sway votes.

    While smarting over accusations of bias, Michaels says she's generally flattered by the comparisons to Palin. Michaels describes her as a "beautiful woman."
  • dfrourke

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    Sep 25, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    hmmm...although in poor form...how do we know it is Democrats calling in?

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    Sep 25, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    dfrourke saidhmmm...although in poor form...how do we know it is Democrats calling in?

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  • Timbales

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    Sep 25, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    dfrourke saidhmmm...although in poor form...how do we know it is Democrats calling in?

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    I wouldn't think that people who are neutral or pro-Palin would be sending hate mail or making nasty phone calls. I wouldn't think a Republican would be upset with someone "trying to subliminally sway votes" when it would be in favor of their party.
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    Sep 25, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    Can we rewrite the title to "Proof that assholes are assholes"
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    Sep 25, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    dfrourke saidhmmm...although in poor form...how do we know it is Democrats calling in?

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    I wouldn't think that people who are neutral or pro-Palin would be sending hate mail or making nasty phone calls. I wouldn't think a Republican would be upset with someone "trying to subliminally sway votes" when it would be in favor of their party.


    Bottom line is that you simply don't know who's calling in. Perhaps Republicans who wrongly assume she's mocking their Saint from Alaska?

    Unfortunate that news anchor is suffering this, but blaming it on Democrats is pure speculation.
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    Sep 25, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
    It's probably Saracuda's PR department making all the calls.
  • jc_online

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    Sep 25, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    There are zealots in every political party and belief system. fundamentist beleifs are dangerous and disrespectful, no matter if you call it a rose or something else. Critical thinking is all that is required to see your truth.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 25, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Timberoo said
    dfrourke saidhmmm...although in poor form...how do we know it is Democrats calling in?

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    I wouldn't think that people who are neutral or pro-Palin would be sending hate mail or making nasty phone calls. I wouldn't think a Republican would be upset with someone "trying to subliminally sway votes" when it would be in favor of their party.


    Bottom line is that you simply don't know who's calling in. Perhaps Republicans who wrongly assume she's mocking their Saint from Alaska?

    Unfortunate that news anchor is suffering this, but blaming it on Democrats is pure speculation.


    Speculation based on firm logic seems to be reasonable to me. If not to you, then oh well.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 25, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    I would base any discriminatory behavior on people that are unstable, not on whether they are democratic or otherwise.

    The topic headline here isn't appropriate... maybe something like
    "Palin lookalike gets targeted by Nuts" or "Victim of Politics"... but to blame it on a party doesn't make sense to me Tim.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 25, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI would base any discriminatory behavior on people that are unstable, not on whether they are democratic or otherwise.

    The topic headline here isn't appropriate... maybe something like
    "Palin lookalike gets targeted by Nuts" or "Victim of Politics"... but to blame it on a party doesn't make sense to me Tim.


    How many people here would say the same thing if the parties were reversed?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 25, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    Timberoo said


    How many people here would say the same thing if the parties were reversed?



    I would, behavior like that is unwarranted by anyone at any time.
    For me its wrong, I dont' care who did it.
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    Sep 25, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    everytime I watch Sudden Impact and see Morgan Freeman at the Presidential podium I subconsciously say to myself Obama for President.

    People can be retarded, man, and not in the baby Trig kind of way.
  • joggerva

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    Sep 25, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    C'mon guys. Look at the title - Timberoo was being an "equal opportunity" critic; and Dems can be just as scary and stupid as Repubs.

    Anyway, she isn't just getting hate mail:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/09/24/2008-09-24_its_not_easy_looking_like_sarah_palin_fo.html

    "Cindy is much better looking than Palin," a Bangor Daily News reader calling himself RevGerald wrote on that newspaper's Web site, the Sun Journal reported. "And she has something that Palin doesn't have: a conscience and a brain."

    EDIT: Actually, come to think of it I would say that "party loyalists" are often pretty scary and stupid. Both strict Dems and strict Repubs put their blinders on when their candidate does something stupid and go apeshit whenever the other party's candidate does something minor. I recently canvassed for Obama, and I was offered a bumper sticker (not endorsed by Obama) that had Palin's name with a big NO symbol over it. I politely refused, but I was actually offended that my support for Obama has anything to do with any sort of aggression towards McCain or Palin.
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    Sep 25, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    Timberoo said

    Speculation based on firm logic seems to be reasonable to me. If not to you, then oh well.


    No doubt many men have differing definitions of what "firm" is. But I really see no logic here, firm or otherwise. This female anchor gets harassed, and we have no evidence who's doing it.

    We can speculate about who might have an interest in doing so, from either party, and perhaps it's a few from both. But nowhere in this discussion do I see any legitimate "logic" that makes the case for who the perpetrators are.

    An interesting story, but no more valid a thread title than if it read "Proof that Lithuanians can be just as scary and stupid as Republicans." Though at least this topic makes the presumption that Republicans are scary and stupid as the comparative, which gets no argument from me.
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    Sep 25, 2008 6:25 PM GMT
    Did I miss something here???? Where are the facts and or proof that it's the Dems? This is sort of an "off the cuff" thread with no factual basis.

    For the record I would say the and feel the same way "if script was flipped"!

    This election has certaintly brought out the best and also unfortunately the worse in all Americans! SIGH!