America has 57 States?

Submitted by: DaPalooka 9 years ago in Funny

Why didn"t anyone tell me? Dang, Obama.
There are 123 comments:
Male 1,361
why he no visit alaska?
or hawaii for tha matter,

not that im from alaska or hawaii,

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Male 30
"Let`s see...Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa all hold primary elections and get to vote, so that`s 55 voting states right there. I`m sure I`m forgetting two more. A quick glance at the map suggests Wake Island and Midway Island as likely 56th and 57th voting states, in the sense that a "state" is one of several self-governed entity that constitute a nation."

O bama said he needed to go to one more state and that he was not allowed to go to hawaii or alaska meaning that if there were 57 states he would have gon only to 54.

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Male 9
I thinks its pretty obvious he meant to say 47 states.

50 states - Alaska - Hawaii - one state left = 47 states

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Female 12
i love obama

OBAMA MUST LIVE FOREVERRRRR!!!!!!!!

*sings*

lets all fuc omaba lets all drat obama

*starts a conga line*

OMG obama is so sexy ;)

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Male 182
I thought we were losing states not gaining them. VIVE LA MEXICO!!
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Male 1,149
Lieberman`s not going to be on McCain`s ticket. If there`s one thing in this election that is certain, it is that.
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Male 2,576
Ummm, that was clearly a joke
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Male 342
^^Lieberman`s not a Democrat anymore, he`s independent.
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Female 370
QueenZira, I agree with your list.
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Female 553
I think it`s fairly silly, if not plain ignorant, for anybody to be judging the outcome of this election. McCain & Obama both have their own issues, and if you step back and look, they are running neck & neck. Nobody here has a crystal ball.

And just as usual, the media is blowing out of proportion the whole VP pick. Do you really believe anybody will change their vote based on the VP? This is targeted at the "Undecided" voters, who have more issues to worry about than the VP. The chances that it will come down to which VP is better to this undecided voter are not very large considering how much we have to hear about it.

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Female 326
Eh, well, at least he knows how many houses he owns.
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Female 58
That`s... too bad for him.
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Male 29
he obviously meant 47
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Male 1,468
@lando
What about the Federal State of Micronesia? C: i r vary samrt
(btw, yes, i do know lando`s post was on the first page, and this is the 5th.)
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Female 2,228
I`m not even completely certain he can nominate Liberman, I mean he`a Dem. It seems very counterintuitive for a Dem to be on a Rep ticket don`t you think? :) (smiley meaning all in goodwill!)
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Female 2,228
I don`t think Mccain could win unless he had Jesus Christ as a running mate. Mccain has also had his fair share of reversals of policy too, both are equally guilty of shameless pandering.

Don`t get me wrong, I could vote for a Rep. if
They actually cared about civil rights: Earl Warren (yes, I know he was a supreme court justice but stick w/ me)
The environment :Teddy Roosevelt
And had the guts to stand up to the forces of monopoly and vested corporate interest: Again Teddy.

I will also grant you Ike, he was after all the first to warn us of the military-industrial complex.

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Female 683
He meant 47, damn. Everyone makes mistakes. Just because they`re running for President doesn`t mean they`re not human.. unless you`re George Bush. (Totally kidding.)
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Female 1,407
....and so it begins. ~_~
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Male 7,933
Dammit, I came late. Umm... Queen, I think of McCain nominates Lieberman then he wins it for sure. If not, im hoping Obama`s recent flip-flops come true. I`ve liked his flip flops. Or maybe he gets a heart attack and Biden becomes president. I like Biden even though he is a Dem.
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Male 1,149
[quote] What experience does Mccain have for being Prez?
And don`t say age, just cuz a man`s old doesn`t mean he`s wise. [/quote] 25 years of legislative experience and an extensive military background.
[quote] Or that he`s a war hero, so was Grant and his prez. was a gigantic failure. [/quote] So was IKE and IKE rocked!
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Female 2,228
About experience. Where is the great cosmic measuring cup of experience anyway? How do you measure something so ephermeral?
What experience does Mccain have for being Prez?
And don`t say age, just cuz a man`s old doesn`t mean he`s wise. Or that he`s a war hero, so was Grant and his prez. was a gigantic failure.

What experience did Lincoln, this hick trained lawyer from Ill. have about dealing w/ a civil war. What exp. did JFK have, this young untried senator from Mass. have about dealing w/ something as huge as the Cuban Missle Crisis?

Ya know, you`re absolutely right. We should just elect those w/the requsite Presidential experience... former presidents...

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Male 17,511
Thing is Obama cna`t seem to give a decent speech without a teleprompter around. His "Uh"`s & "Uhm"`s speak to his lack of experience and his lack of grip on the issues.
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Male 196
So he said fifty instead of forty, big deal. Bush has made far more embarrasing errors. Besides there are really only 48 states in america anyway, two are commonwealths, there`s a nice random fact for ye
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Female 2,228
Some golden Bushisms: "Is our children learning?"
"The terrorists will never stop thinking of ways to undermine our country, and neither will we."
"It`s getting harder for OBGYNs to practice their...their...love with women."

It`s like the reasoning goes like this:
All tricky people are smart
No tricky people should be trusted
therefore
No smart people should be trusted.

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Female 602
He just messed up. I`m pretty sure he meant 47.
Only Bush would mean it.
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Male 658
There are only 46 states, so even if he meant 47, he was wrong.
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Female 553
I should say the "duty to criticize". That won`t do jack, and you all know it. You have the duty to hold your politicians accountable by redress and impeachment. We hire them. We pay them. If we are not satisfied with their work, we fire them. Too simple...
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Male 109
Bush messes up a some wording, and everyone pounces on him for it.

Obama messes up some wording and everyone apologizes for him, stating he obviously meant the correct wording.

Double standard...

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Female 553
The right to "criticize"? We have the right to petition for a redress of grievances, which is FAR greater, but FEW do it. But guess what! The government won`t respond anyways. I speak from experience. You get a canned letter and you have zero effect. Even if you have a loooooong list of names signed on a petition.

One of the last straws for our Founding Fathers was Britain`s refusal to respond to redresses of grievances.

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Female 13
i thought it was hilarious how obvious liberals were both defending obama w/ 2 completely different ideas. and all those who dont like mccain b/c hes old: old people live forever. the guy survived a pow camp, he can survive 4 years as president. adn biden is most certainly NOT a republican. mccain is barely a republican. i think obama should b president though so that we can see how horrible he and all other democrats politics are and it will then be a republican president. after all, there is a saying, it took a carter to get a reagan.
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Male 4,745
Obviously he meant 47. What`s wrong with you people?
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Female 97
You know, "state" is a misused term. A state and a country and the same thing. We should really be the United Provinces of America.
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Male 425
Wow, he misspoke. Big deal.
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Male 504
But we all should go easy on GWB.. Presidenting is hard!
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Male 1,455
Obama is horrible at thinking on his feet. This isn`t news, and it doesn`t make him a worse candidate.
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Male 504
What is the point of this video? The guy misspoke? The man currently holding the office now can`t string a complete thought or sentence together to save his life, and he seems to be proud of it.
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Female 1,231
""RyanF701
Male, 13-17, Western US
1859 Posts Friday, August 22, 2008 10:14:43 PM

Also, is anyone seriously voting for McCain? I don`t think he can take the excitement of winning, he seems like he`s going to drop dead any second.. I really don`t think the countries fate belongs in the hands of a dude who doesn`t remember how many houses he has, or one that wants to keep everyone over seas for 100 years.""

Well, that`s why his VP is so important. If he manages to keel over, then his VP will become president...

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Female 2,228
legacy, on leaving the country...please do.

We have the freedom to criticise our leaders in a free democratic society without fear of reprisal. We have the duty to criticise our leaders when they screw up and put the rest of us in danger. If you really want censorship over what you can say about authority, go to Russia, where they kill journalists who express a contradictory opinion.

If your relative persecuted during Castro`s regime could see the way you promote the sedition act today he would be so proud...

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Female 876
I would bet all my money and my life that he intended to say "fourty-seven". Sometimes we say things incorrectly, it`s called being a human.

Obama 08!!! <3

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Male 533
Will you people please, please, PLEASE read the freaking comments before you post. We know you think he meant 47. 43 freaking people have said that same damn thing.
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Male 472
He probably meant 47.
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Female 160
Yawn.
What we have here is either a case of verbal mistake, or a poorly executed joke.
After 8 years of President who barely is capable of forming complete sentences this hardly seems worth batting an eye over. If it`s a poor joke well, so is the country right now.
But ya you guys are right..What an idiot, let`s vote McCain dude`s got at least 4 houses!!
WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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Female 6
you idiots.
he included territories.
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Female 1,077
I honestly can`t tell if he`s joking or not.
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Male 4,393
wow..
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Male 48
http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/57s...

Summed up and previously said: He slipped and meant 47, excluding Alaska and Hawaii with one left to go = 50

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Male 1,149
To be fair i think he meant 47. None the less!
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Male 383
or he meant 47
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Male 614
...like I said, he meant 47.
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Male 10
I would bet he wasn`t talking about any territories, mainly because only the 48 continental states plus Hawaii and Alaska are counted as votes for our president. He wouldn`t waste time or money in territories campaigning. I would also bet that he meant 47, as mentioned before. You have to realize that these people work much longer days than most people think. They are stressed out of their minds. Heaven forbid he doesn`t get elected because he said 57 instead of 47 states, because I know that everybody here has never f`d up a line or word while speaking in front of your class.

Get real people.

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Male 614
He meant 47.
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Male 592
He was either trying to say 47, or he could be including territories of the U.S.
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Male 350
probably addet the oil countries to his count :)
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Female 32
no way in hell is Middle Amerikkka electing Obama

Heck I remember when I heard the name for the first time. Osama Obama Barack? Huh???!

Hearing he at least SAYS he wants to stimulate the economy by focusing on alternatives (not nuclear)<g> makes me lean his way. . .but sadly middle america will decide

my MIL to my dh. . ."so if Obama wins do you think he will pack us all on a leaky boat and ship us off to Africa? And then of course ship blacks back."

I am not related to these people by blood. . .my family would have been much more subtle in it`s racism.

Oh yeah he has a chance in hell. . .did I mention this mid-west idealogy was in NY near Buffalo. . . that makes a lot of mid west and a lot of south. . .Everybody loves old white masters er I mean guys. .
the united $tate$ of amerikkka?

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Male 10,440
he meant 47 of course. Your still cool Obama, your still cool. Get your head in the game man.
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Male 319
LOL @ Mattreisel.

"I love how fast DEM`s scramble to excuse this guy. I wonder if that`s because, other than a good line of talk, Obama brings NOTHING to the table."

Yeah, `cause the Republicans never do the same when their politicians are caught doing anything stupid.

Like soliciting men to have sex in an airport...

or covering up unlawful campaign contibutions...

or having an affair at the same time they`re indicting a Democratic president in a sex scandal.

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Male 13
He clearly meant 47, because 47+ Alaska+Hawaii+the one left = 50
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Female 1,070
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he says he visited 57 and there were 2 he wasn`t allowed to go to x]

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Female 4,028
I need to update my flag.
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Female 15,763
Haha, I think we`re all very certain of Sgdp`s political opinion now, if we weren`t before.
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Female 254
o-o nice.
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Male 4,546
He was going to say 50, then realised his mistake, then tried to say 47. That was the official story from 3 months ago or whenever it was it came out.
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Female 2,228
Wow, we`ve almost got represenatives of every political stripe here, yay! I love intellectual discussions.
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Male 109
"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty."
Ronald Reagan

In politics today all I`ve been seeing is the centralization of power on the federal level, and bastardization of the constitution.

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Female 2,228
I`m pretty sure the Constitution is supposed to be the glue for the states, It is the Law of the Land, it binds the Union together. I mean, we`re not 13 colonies anymore, there is a central gov. w/ divided powers to make sure tyranny doesn`t result.
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Female 2,228
But Civil Rights legislation is a perfect example of a job done right. Remember how the southren states protested integration via "states rights." That is a very suspicious statement to me, always has been.
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Female 553
Executive orders=dictatorship
Federal Reserve=dictatorship
Taxing Labor=dictatorship

If we could all sit down and really look at the Constitution, we would realize how much it`s being walked on by our elected officials. The Federal Government has no place, and certainly no track record to give it place, to make sure the states do anything. Its job is outlined CLEARLY, and it involves very, very, VERY few things. The Department of Education, for example, sounds pretty, but it`s not Constitutional!

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Female 2,228
Once again, not trying to offend anyone, but...
the South is like your former drunken addict uncle who hit rock bottom 40 yrs ago and who you are just now welcoming back to the family dinner table...cautiously...you`re praying that they won`t have a relapse.
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Male 118
oold.
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Female 2,228
Oh Thank you!
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Female 2,228
I dunno about the presdiency being a dictatorship. Bush has seized a lot of power I`ll give you that, more than he should have for sure. But I like the federal gov. as a whole. keeps the states in line, makes sure they adhere to the Constitution. Something I think is sorely needed. After all, you wouldn`t trust a state like Miss. in control of administering civil rights cases would you???
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Female 283
davy: I think a large part of it is my internet, but it just keeps timing out. ^^;
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Female 553
QueenZira:
I hear ya! I know! But if it gives me the opportunity to try to give examples of what Americans should be doing, I`ll pounce. Rawr!
*Loooooooove your picture, btw*
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Female 2,228
Sgdp: whoops! sorry about that. I was just joshing ;)
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Female 553
Opie: Perhaps. But the President, as outlined in the..dare I say..Constitution, has limited powers anyways. Again, all politics are local. The federal government is not supposed to have so much power or control over us as sovereigns. The states, too, are sovereign. The Presidential Election shouldn`t be this important, but it is because we are giving power to what is, essentially, a dictator.
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Female 2,228
Prime (no offense, not fighting, but) Mccain will need nothing short of divine intervention to win. Every Rep. blog I`ve seen reccently is predicting a long winter for the grand old party. Bush kinda screwed his party the last 8 yrs.
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Female 553
No, not exactly. Clinton supporters won`t give up on Clinton being the nominee. Or, they piss & moan about it and go support someone else.

Ron Paul supporters? They have moved on, they started the Campaign for Liberty, they are running candidates LOCALLY who uphold what they believe in. We even have a nominee (locally!) for State Rep., one of my best friends,actually.

What are Obama supporters doing? "Hoping" that Obama will "Change" everything for the better. They are NOT involved, hear, NOBODY`S supporters are as involved and making as much change as us Paultards. :)

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Male 296
EVERY NATION ON EARTH IS A STATE OF TEH UNITED STATES!

They just don`t know and, and due to not being an official state we can exploit their natural resources with no regard for laws or decency!

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Female 15,763
He`s too good to be the president, Sgdp.
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Female 2,228
They refuse to die! Roll over and give up already geesh!
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Female 2,228
Ya know, maybe it`s just me but Ron Paul supporters creep me out. They`re fanatical, like gun nuts, or Hillary supporters b4 the Dems nominated Obama.
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Female 553
Opie: Say it again, in the past tense. It`s okay though, because the supporters have moved on and are making a difference in a bigger way. Bottom up. I speak from experience in my area. HUGE changes. Tale for another time. If you try to go to Ron Paul`s website, see what happens. Surprise! Yay!

primetimekin:
It`s funny how they`re using their VPs to take the other party`s platform! And I agree, Ron Paul looks like a grandfather who`d give you lemonade and tell you stories at sunset on the front porch of a whitewashed house. That he built.

*Ahem* Anyways, he is a true gentleman with steadfast, yet VERY simple ideas. It showed in the debates.

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Female 2,228
*Is dissappointed*
I was kinda hoping he`d pick Kucinich. Even if he has been compared to a woodland creature/keebler elf I liked his policies.
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Male 7,933
"Sgdp, I think more people would support Ron Paul if there was any chance of him winning."

Ron Paul looks like a puppy in the debates. He`s so cute.. I feel like petting him

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Male 7,933
"Unfortunately, Obama is looking for someone to get him level with the GOP on foreign policy experience. Funny how Biden has leaned Republican with his foreign policy. Obama is now, essentially, taking a Republican platform for his VP."

Biden was my choice for the Dems.

I think McCain has to go with Lieberman, there is no way he wins without him.

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Female 15,763
Sgdp, I think more people would support Ron Paul if there was any chance of him winning.

Like, any.

Which is sad.

More people would do it if more people would do it, basically.

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Female 553
Plagiarizing Biden, yessir.

Unfortunately, Obama is looking for someone to get him level with the GOP on foreign policy experience. Funny how Biden has leaned Republican with his foreign policy. Obama is now, essentially, taking a Republican platform for his VP.

Interesting! Can`t wait to see how this plays out.

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Male 108
If you listen to what he actually said, it`s obvious that he meant 47. He said he has one state left to go because he can`t do Alaska and Hawaii, so clearly that`s 47. Stop the press, he said the wrong word.
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Female 553
primetimekin:

Haha! Good, good! Thinking hurts, but it`s good for you! :)

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Female 553
Ryan:
The latter part of your statement is the exact same kind of idiocy that`s perpetuated by the media. If you don`t understand the concept of "being overseas for 100 years," again, your education has failed you.

Tell me how many bases we have, in how many countries we have them, and tell me if we still occupy sites of past wars, like Korea, Japan, Germany, etc. The statement by McCain about being Iraq for 100 years is an absolute no matter who is elected now (that means Obama, too!) and no matter who is elected in the future. Unless...of course...we get some REAL change. Non-intervention ftw! :D

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Male 3,301
A poor attempt at humor, evidently.
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Male 12,138
Kasu-Chan, avatar upgrades take a while to replicate through. IAB basically runs on cardboard. Your avie should be updated in the next day or so.
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Female 15,763
Thanks, Prime!

:D

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Male 7,933
Male 123

Dude, Obama just had a Bush moment!
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Female 283
Opie: trying to update my picture isn`t working either, so I dunno :/
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Female 192
...please tell me that was some inside joke all the political-y people have going.
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Male 533
"I love how fast DEM`s scramble to excuse this guy."

Just like how, at first, "REPUB`s" scrambled to defend Bush (that is, until they realized they he really IS an idiot). Everyone is a biased hypocrite. Get over it.

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Female 15,763
And WHY DOESN`T IT WORK WHEN I TRY AND SUBMIT CONTENT!?

MOTHERF*CK!

...I`m grumpy.

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Male 456
Germany is a state too you know
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Female 15,763
HAHA, Davy you`re going to hell.

I keep worrying that Obama`s not going to pull enough votes unless he chooses Clinton as his running mate, which he won`t.

I don`t want to grow up in McCain`s world.

:(

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Male 134
I love how fast DEM`s scramble to excuse this guy. I wonder if that`s because, other than a good line of talk, Obama brings NOTHING to the table.

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Male 2,486
I waas pointing at Lando by the way.
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Male 12,138
Obama mis-speaks the odd time. Bush sounds like a windowlicker every time he opens his c*ck-shaped mouth.

p.s. If you don`t know what a windowlicker is, have you ever been stuck in traffic bheind the special bus? I rest my case.

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Male 2,486
^^^

Impressive.

Also, is anyone seriously voting for McCain? I don`t think he can take the excitement of winning, he seems like he`s going to drop dead any second.. I really don`t think the countries fate belongs in the hands of a dude who doesn`t remember how many houses he has, or one that wants to keep everyone over seas for 100 years.

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Male 7,933
I thought it was United Mexican States.
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Male 3,842
Let`s see...Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa all hold primary elections and get to vote, so that`s 55 voting states right there. I`m sure I`m forgetting two more. A quick glance at the map suggests Wake Island and Midway Island as likely 56th and 57th voting states, in the sense that a "state" is one of several self-governed entity that constitute a nation.

On that note, did you know that Mexico`s full name is the "United States of Mexico" - true fact, look it up

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Female 511
I`m thinking he meant 47 and just had a stupid moment and an Obamism combined XD

obamism almost sounds like orgasm >.>

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Male 7,933
"Maybe he meant 47...it could happen."

Yeah but Obamisms sound so catchy right now.

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Female 493
Maybe he meant 47...it could happen.
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Male 7,933
"Do people just not understand what a joke was? Just because Obama`s a politician he can`t have a sense of humor?"

That was not a joke. A joke consist of a set up, a punch line, and a laugh.

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Male 35
he must have had a brain fart
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Male 69
Do people just not understand what a joke was? Just because Obama`s a politician he can`t have a sense of humor?
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Female 283
I`m far from believing that anyone`s capable of running this country.

But then, where would we get if we all thought that... No one would run it, there`d be no government, and everything would be in shambles.

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Female 15,763
This is old.

o_O

Hell, McCain`s inability to remember the number of houses he owns is already old.

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Female 16
Good christ, I cannot believe people actually think this guy (or any candidate for that matter) is capable of running this country.
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Female 1,006
He`s probably counting territories or something.
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Male 599
all hail prezident obama!!!!!!1!!one1 wow he`s stealing the spotlight from bush. Time for Obamisms!
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Male 7,933
"You should be talking about the "Housing Issue," which is, anyways, much more amusing. :)"


Your political statements make my head go ow. Not ow in the good way like the Lionel Richie.. ." she`s a Brick..... (house)OW


oh and its just announced, Joe Bidden is the VP candidate... DAMMIT HE PICKED THE RIGHT ONE

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Male 352
Well, I guess they need to add more stars to the flag then.
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Female 553
One thing about politics: move fast.
This is old 24 hours after it comes out.
And it came out months ago.

You should be talking about the "Housing Issue," which is, anyways, much more amusing. :)

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Male 7,933
I told you people Oklabama was a state
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Female 360
Link: America has 57 States? [Rate Link] - Why didn`t anyone tell me? Dang, Obama.
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