Palin's Findlay Ohio Rally this morning...

  • Fiveldsp

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    Oct 22, 2008 10:40 PM GMT
    So, the female maverick had a scheduled rally stop this morning in my quaint little conservative town of Findlay, OH this morning at 9am. I took the morning off from work, woke up at 6am and stood in line for almost 2 hours in the 29 degree weather waiting to get inside. She finally arrived just before 9, dancing her way through the field house while the University Brass Band played Eye of the Tiger.

    Interesting enough, I was within 20 feet of where she was standing. She started off in her usual way of spouting off random one-liners that can be seen as pointless babbling by some and inspirational gospel by others. The crowd cheered and before she could continue her obviously pre-screened, prepared speech, I yell out from where I was at...

    "How can you be in touch with the middle class of this country when you have spent over $150,000 on clothes, make-up and accessories in less than a month?" (Which has been a hot topic on numerous news outlets this last week in regards to the GOP spending large sums of money to spruce her up)

    Before I could even wait for a reaction, there were 5 much larger man removing me from the field house. As I was being swiftly ushered out of the gym, she said over the mic... "Well, there's nothing wrong with looking good when appearing in front of strong and hard working americans such as these here in Findlay, am I right?" And they cheered for her, they actually thought she had just said something that made a difference in the scheme of our world, economy, lives...

    So yeah, that was my Palin experience today, good times... just thought I would share that with all of you, lol.
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    Oct 22, 2008 10:43 PM GMT
    You really got ejected from a Palin rally???? You're like, like... a hero!!!!

    Really, I envy you so much, and for what you said! I hope you appear on national TV coverage.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 23, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    Protesters can be so hot. I'm with Vespa on this. Good job, man!!
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    Fiveldsp: RJ Person of the Year!

    * cheers *
  • Barricade

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    Oct 23, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    Cool, I wonder if it's on youtube yet? icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 2:08 AM GMT
    Um...did they not just violate your right to free speech? On what legal grounds were you removed???

    Oh, and yay you!
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    Oct 23, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    Right on!
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    Oct 23, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    good story icon_lol.gif
  • ueatzit

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    Oct 23, 2008 3:02 AM GMT
    Hmmm I wonder when she was shopping for clothes she was sure to ask the folks at Neiman Marcus if "Dry Clean Only" garments might be resistant to moose blood stains.
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    Oct 23, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    Nobody cares what she's actually saying as long as she includes something about hard working Americans in her sentence.
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    Oct 23, 2008 3:10 AM GMT

    Fiveldsp> you have spent over $150,000 on clothes, make-up and accessories in less than a month?

    Answer #1. Duh. Obviously she's trying to - single handedly - jump start the economy.
    Such the maver-ick.

    Answer #2. OMG! A bunch of queens pretending that spending $150K on clothes and product is a lot?!
    Hypocrites!

    (:

    Good for you!!
  • MuslDrew

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    Oct 23, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    Attaboy!
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    Oct 23, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    Wow, you have quite an imagination. It's interesting how you placed Gov. Palin there an hour before she actually arrived. Her appearance began at 10am. Perhaps you hit the snooz button on your alarm clock. She must have been dancing through your dreams, not the field house.

    The only protester at the event was chanting the name of failed GOP candidate Ron Paul and they were escorted away from the back of the crowd, not 20 feet away. Although you probably were still dreaming with the 5 much larger men and all who could blame you.icon_eek.gif

    And her response to the protester was, "Perhaps they should have let them stay. They probably could have learned a little bit".

    Perhaps you should learn a little bit...like don't make up stories on the internet, someone is bound to call your bluff.icon_redface.gif

    GAYS FOR PALIN!!

    THE FIRST DUDE IS SMOKIN'!!

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    Oct 23, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    [slow clap]
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    Oct 23, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    My reply was for the original poster, just clarifying.
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    Oct 23, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    Richardyoungpeter08...

    At least his profile is VERIFIED. He's got more credibility on here than you, in my humblest opinion.

    But thanks for pointing out that this IS the internet and we should do our fact checking.

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    Oct 23, 2008 6:34 AM GMT
    Richardyoungpeter08 created his anonymous profile just to reply to this post. Coward!
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    Oct 23, 2008 6:35 AM GMT
    Yes, funny how RichardYoungp joined the site just yesterday. Coincidence or liberal commie bastard conspiracy?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 23, 2008 7:02 AM GMT
    Fiveldsp said
    "How can you be in touch with the middle class of this country when you have spent over $150,000 on clothes, make-up and accessories in less than a month?" (Which has been a hot topic on numerous news outlets this last week in regards to the GOP spending large sums of money to spruce her up)



    I'm sure if there is even a grain of truth in your story here, we'll be seeing her comment somewhere in the press since the media is making such a big deal about Palin's wardrobe.

    What would you expect her to show up as a V.P. candidate on a national stage wearing anyway -- The Wal-mart fall collection or Eskimo Hand-me-downs? This is a woman who is making 3, 4, 5 and more major public appearances per day, not to mention her current interview schedule, etc, and the appropriate wardrobe is key - period. $150,000 on wardrobe (when you consider the amount of clothes a campaign would require) is not all THAT much money if you put it all in perspective. The fact that this has become fodder for the campaign trail is beyond absurd.
  • pcsean28

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    Oct 23, 2008 7:02 AM GMT
    Wow you got balls, man!

    I'm just curious... $150,000 for red, felt coats?

    I like Cindy's outfits better, minus the rhinestone "fund my son!" pins...
  • Fiveldsp

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    Oct 23, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    CuriousJock... I understand that one should look good if appearing day in and day out at rallies and conventions, but it's not like she purchased hundreds of sets of clothing to get her through the entire pre-election process. That huge sum of money includes just a handfull of outfits... for 1 month, the budget for the month of October has yet to be reported as to what the RNC has spent for her wardrobe. My point wasn't to say she should be wearing the latest Walmart Special, but you can still look good in clothing that doesn't have a tag in the bag from one of the biggest fashion designers in the world. I feel that I look good when I go out to social engagements as well, however, I will never even come close to spending that kind of money in my entire life time, let alone in a month, and in my opinion, that puts you a little out of touch with the middle class, especially the middle class that she was talking to in this city.

    As for RichardPeters comment, all I have to say is this. I have little interest in making up stories for attention or whatever the motive would be, and since this is the only thread I have ever started, I think if I was looking for attention I would have done so long ago, when I joined this site. I am here to get work out advice to better my health, body and mind and along the way, make some good friends. I also just so happen to be a die-hard democratic activist in my town and politics is a strong passion of mine. Knowing that politics have been a very active part of these forums over the last 20 months, I chose to contribute my story both for entertainment and knowledge for those who would be interested in reading it. I'm not here to convince you that my story is true or not, because having your approval or confidence isn't something that I need. People can take my story for what it is, because in the end, I know I was there and I stood up for what i believed in and if I had it all to do again, I would not only say it again, but I would say it louder with every ounce of pride I have in my 5'3" body. And even better, if just a single person in that entire field house heard my statement and began to question their support in the Republican ticket because of it, then that is a forward progression of hope that I will cherish forever.
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    Oct 23, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ, you take a funny approach when you simultaneously attempt to deny and explain the phenomenon:

    CuriousJockAZ> I'm sure if there is even a grain of truth in your story here, we'll be seeing her comment somewhere in the press since the media is making such a big deal about Palin's wardrobe.

    It was on ABC Nightline last night (which I saw shortly after reading this).


    CuriousJockAZ> This is a woman who is making 3, 4, 5 and more major public appearances per day, not to mention her current interview schedule, etc, and the appropriate wardrobe is key - period. $150,000 on wardrobe (when you consider the amount of clothes a campaign would require) is not all THAT much money if you put it all in perspective.

    So we can expect that Biden is spending a similar amount, and that Obama and McCain are spending even more?

    (If not, maybe we shouldn't allow females to run for office. (: )


    I believe that at the end of the Nightline segment, it was reported that the Republican party plans to donate the clothes to charity after the election is over. From this we can learn 2 things:

    1. We will finally see the benefits of a trickle/hand-me-down economy... and it will still only benefit a lucky few.

    2. The Republicans aren't expecting to win the election, otherwise they would keep the clothes long enough for Palin to wear them while in office, too.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 23, 2008 3:30 PM GMT
    Fiveldsp saidCuriousJock... I understand that one should look good if appearing day in and day out at rallies and conventions, but it's not like she purchased hundreds of sets of clothing to get her through the entire pre-election process. That huge sum of money includes just a handfull of outfits... for 1 month, the budget for the month of October has yet to be reported as to what the RNC has spent for her wardrobe.


    How many "outfits" do you think are appropriate for someone on the road 24/7 30 days of the month making sometimes 3, 4, 5 or more public appearances? It could be anywhere from 30-to-60 outfits or more, plus hair and makeup, etc., so in that respect $150,000 is not THAT much. Regardless, where do you get your information that this $150,000 was for "a handful of outfits"? I suspect that this was blown out of proportion and exaggerated by the media much like Ciny McCain's alleged $300,000 outfit.



    Fiveldsp saidAs for RichardPeters comment, all I have to say is this. I have little interest in making up stories for attention or whatever the motive would be, and since this is the only thread I have ever started, I think if I was looking for attention I would have done so long ago, when I joined this site. I am here to get work out advice to better my health, body and mind and along the way, make some good friends. I also just so happen to be a die-hard democratic activist in my town and politics is a strong passion of mine.


    Maybe it was just suspicious that somehow you were dragged out of the arena where Palin was speaking by, in your words, "5 big security guys", and Sarah Palin allegedly even commented from the podium as you were being escorted out about her alleged $150,000 wardrobe yet no one seemed to pick this up in the press at all. You sure you weren't dreaming up this one? "Die-Hard Democrats" tend to do that icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    RichardYoungpeter08 saidWow, you have quite an imagination. It's interesting how you placed Gov. Palin there an hour before she actually arrived. Her appearance began at 10am. Perhaps you hit the snooz button on your alarm clock. She must have been dancing through your dreams, not the field house.

    The only protester at the event was chanting the name of failed GOP candidate Ron Paul and they were escorted away from the back of the crowd, not 20 feet away. Although you probably were still dreaming with the 5 much larger men and all who could blame you.icon_eek.gif

    And her response to the protester was, "Perhaps they should have let them stay. They probably could have learned a little bit".

    Perhaps you should learn a little bit...like don't make up stories on the internet, someone is bound to call your bluff.icon_redface.gif

    GAYS FOR PALIN!!

    THE FIRST DUDE IS SMOKIN'!!



    Hmmm. I still like the OP's story.
  • Fiveldsp

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    Oct 23, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    I actually was dreaming the night before I went to the rally, it was even a really good dream *purrs softly to himself*, although it had nothing to do with politics, clothing *grin*, or 5 big men... errr... well... maybe the 5 big men!