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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 12:01 am
    Link: Mitt Romney Was A Bully At His Prep School - Romneys prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents. Ivy league has bullies?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 11, 2012 at 6:48 am
    It was a long time ago and people change, he may no longer be a homophobic bully. But the `I don`t recall` and the non-apology just make him seem weasely.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 6:53 am
    After the second page you have to register with your e-mail to finish the 5 page article. drat that!

    Anyone care to tl;dr the rest?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 6:56 am
    It was a pretty sh*tty thing to do, but I listened to him respond to it in a radio show and instead of denying and dismissing it, he said he "did some dumb things in high school" and apologized. Well done, Romney, maybe you do have some class after all.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 6:59 am
    Does this article have the statement from the guy who claimed that it was all in fum, and the "victim" was part of their group and was laughing?



    If Mitt was indeed a bully, maybe his attitude has `evolved` much like Obama`s stance on gay marriage.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:00 am
    *fun
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:07 am
    Who the fu<k cares? Oh right, liberals like madest do. Seriously dude, how low can you go?
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:12 am
    Mitt gets his jollies now by abusing dogs.

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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:21 am
    What!? You`re telling me that he wasn`t a saint his whole life and did something stupid as a kid??! We should burn him at the stake for this injustice!!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Geezus dude, it was 47 years ago...let it go.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:32 am
    While the pranks themselves are hardly scandelous, especially compared to the "hazing" of today, I think Romney`s alleged comments about the kids hair ("we can`t have that") are a good example of the rigid ideology that conservatives so happily embrace. It appeals to their sense of authoritarian structure, and the need to dictate what social norms they believe we all need to adhere to.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:32 am
    Some Truth On This Story

    More Truth From ABC News

    The article only lets me read the first two (of 5) pages, anyone else get that?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:33 am
    Does anyone actuall believe Romney when he claims he can`t remember gettin a mob together, assauling a boy and cuting his hair? Really? The others involved remember it vividly.

    Either he`s a liar or this sort of thing was so natural to him it didn`t even register. I`m going with `liar`.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 7:36 am
    Mitt gets his jollies now by abusing dogs.
    MUCH more recent @BoredFrank: Like only 30 years ago!!! LOLZ! And the dog in question was not harmed in any way, fyi.
    Althought the family killed and cooked it later... oh wait! That was OBAMA, my bad!

    @jtreb: Are you kidding me? In 1965 if your hair was over 1" it was "a Beatles look"!! It wasn`t for a few more years long hair would be more accepted, and NOT in a boarding school, ffs.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:40 am
    getting a mob together
    Really LordJim? REALLY? Did they hang the boy from the flagpole? Did they tar and feather him? Did they beat him to a pulp and send him to hospital? NO! They pulled a prank, one of many, 47 YEARS ago.

    How about Obama: smoking pot, not to bad, cocain, hummm? HERION! Nothing to see here folks! It`s just the vast rightwing conspiracy spreading lies... and printing them in OBAMA`S AUTO-Biography! ffs.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:41 am
    Well put jtrebowski.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 11, 2012 at 7:43 am
    5Cats

    ` Did they hang the boy from the flagpole?`

    No, they pinned him down and cut off clumps of his hair. Didn`t you read the article?

    Do you believe Romney doesn`t remember?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:05 am
    Say madest why don`t you and CrakrJak go share a pizza topped with red herring, since that seems to be popular with you two nowadays?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:09 am
    NO! They pulled a prank, one of many, 47 YEARS ago.
    Prank? I didn`t know bullying was called pranking now. Also, if you`re going to point out stuff Obama did many years ago, then you can`t complain when people do it about Romney.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Face it, a round of bullying and homophobia is what Republicans call `a lighthearted romp` now.

    Throw in some animal abuse, and it`s `Tuesday.`

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

    So, let`s see if I have this straight.
    Mitt Romney, like all of us, was once a dumb school kid and 47 years ago did a dumb thing {as dumb kids are want to do} and now everyones all upset about it?

    There are real reasons to not vote for him. Policies and his stand on many issues. This is just stupid.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Cajun: Don`t look at me, I had nothing to do with this post.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:27 am
    Meh, we all did stuff we`re not proud of at that age.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:28 am
    @5cats: My point, is that attitude still exists today. Also, he never tried heroin.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:30 am
    This doesn`t sound like bullying to me. It sounds like kids being stupid. Adults loose it to mob mentality. Look at the riot recently in Canada. Kids even have less control. It would be wonderful if the adults could be adults and not push sensationalist stories like this.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:35 am
    "HERION! Nothing to see here folks! It`s just the vast rightwing conspiracy spreading lies..."

    Troll ta troll troll troll
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 8:48 am
    Gerry,

    I`d agree, if Romney had said something like, ` I feel really bad about that, I can see now how wrong that was and I wish I could appologise in person. I`ve changed and deeply regret doing that.`

    But he doesn`t recall the incident? He`s a liar.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 8:59 am
    There`s a myriad of reasons to dislike this guy and the bullying is simply another level of douchiness that is hard to forgive. He`s still a bully and he`s placed himself on a pedestal where the only legitimate American life form is a wealthy Mormon douchebag who pays a low percentage of taxes. The family dog on the roof of a multi-millionaires car, hosed down at a gas station after getting sick is more nonsense that I can`t wrap my head around. This is not a person I could befriend. He`s an jerkface and he knows it. The fake laugh and chuckling at his own bad behavior is grating. His inability to remember the incident but remembering the victims sexuality is more nonsense. There`s not a truthful word that spills from his maw and I think the only proper comeuppance for someone like that is a landslide loss. A core shaking loss. Life has been too good for magic underpants.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 9:03 am
    In kindergarden I pantsed a chunky kid on the playground to amuse some other kids. He was a friend of mine too. We`d gone to each other`s houses to play. It was a pretty dumb thing to do on my part.

    The point? It was kindergarden. High schoolers aren`t mature adults, even though they think they are.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 9:08 am
    markust123

    Really? Getting pinned down by five guys who hack off your hair doesn`t sound like bullying to you?
    What do they have to do?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

    LordJim, "I`d agree, if Romney had said something like, ` I feel really bad ... "
    blah blah blah
    We`ve heard that before "If he would just apologize" but if he did
    I`m sure you`d be like "There is no excuse and an apology doesn`t fix it"
    or something. Romney did say bullying is bad and that he "did many stupid things
    as a kid". Maybe he really doesn`t remember it because it is so
    insignifigant?
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    AnalSax Male 30-39
    38 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Does that mean I can run for President, too?
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    PtblDuffy Male 18-29
    163 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 9:53 am
    This is why I hate politics. This shouldn`t be relevant. I`m sure that Romney wet himself as a kid too. Point is we develop into adults, as he did. We don`t make rational or intelligent decisions as kids.

    Yes, he should have been punished when it happened. But he shouldn`t be punished for it now. I`m sure he wouldn`t dream of doing it now, because when you grow up, you figure out that stuff isn`t acceptable or right.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 10:11 am
    "Really? Getting pinned down by five guys who hack off your hair doesn`t sound like bullying to you? What do they have to do?"

    I haven`t wasted much time on the story. I only read just a bit while cruising the news today. Sounded like they just cut off a little of his hair - a couple chunks. I hear the bullying stories on the gay news blog I read. Bullying is relentless day after day torment. Not some stupid spur of the moment attack. Not saying this wasn`t a dick move but unless he picked on this kid frequently he wasn`t being a bully to him in my eyes. Just being a dumb ass jerk who thinks with the masses - perfect frat boy material.

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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 10:12 am
    This was prep school not elementary school. His actions were purposeful and planned. He didn`t appreciate Goldilocks and made him in more acceptable against Goldilocks wishes. He put down people he thought were effeminate. This ass has lots of `splaining to do. His bulliness is a character flaw that continues to this day. It`s not something that should be forgiven or forgotten because he got away with it 50years ago. He didn`t get away from it yesterday and it will haunt him throughout his failed candidacy.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Seriously people. You are judging a presidential candidate by what he did in high school. High school! This is f*cking ridiculous and I am for the other guy.

    Even in college kids haven`t matured fully. I had a first year college student tell me that you can`t be an artist without an art degree. Until I discovered I-Am-Bored it was the stupidest statement I had ever heard. Kids are stupid.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 10:29 am
    @markust123 This is really nothing compared to the utter stupidity of the conservatives who are still asking for Obama`s birth certificate.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 10:52 am
    "This is really nothing compared to the utter stupidity of the conservatives who are still asking for Obama`s birth certificate."

    Hmmm? I wonder what could make someone hate their President so much that they will go to such ridiculous lengths to prove to themselves that he isn`t? What could that be? What prejudice... prejudice, huh, that word is stirring up something. Prejudice, tea bag, coco, milk, cup... Cup? I lost it. What could it be? What could make someone hate their president so much? I just don`t know. Man it is so frustrating not being able to get this one. Arggg! I guess it is a mystery.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 11, 2012 at 10:58 am
    What a pr*ck! No surprise he`s still like this.
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 11:24 am
    Guess what people - every single one of us in this whole frickin` world have been pricks to someone at some point. Who the drat cares?

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Prank? I didn`t know bullying was called pranking now.

    @patchy: You got it backwards: what is bullying NOW was a prank BACK THEN. So to judge his actions by our modern measure is STUPID. Or bigoted.
    Also, if you`re going to point out stuff Obama did many years ago,

    The "right wingers" HAVE TO point it out since the MSM cannot seem to read Obama`s book for themselves! It` not "some rumour some other guy says" it`s OBAMA`S AUTO-biography.

    Also, he never tried heroin.
    "Not smack, though. ..."
    Well, whoop-d-doo! Not even when he was all coked-up? Drunk or stoned, eh? We`ll just use that line and ignore the rest... that it`s even mentioned at all?

    But he doesn`t recall the incident? He`s a liar.

    Right @LordJim, because YOU WERE THERE! :rolleyes:
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    His bulliness is a character flaw that continues to this day.
    @madest, you know him personally? That well eh?
    This from a guy who said over and over again: "Obama`s past doesn`t matter" lolz! You two-faced drattard!

    Predicted @madest responses:
    -I never said that (whiney voice)
    -your a retard! (even whineyer voice)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    Obama Bullied a Little Girl lolz! Hey, it was less than 47 years ago, why is it less important?
    And again: it`s not a group of people ACCUSING him, it`s in his own book!

    Y`all have Judged Romney to be guilty, you have noticed that, right? How hypocritical the left is on issues like this?

    A group of guys, after 47 YEARS "accuse" Romney of doing this...
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    ""Not smack, though. ..."
    Well, whoop-d-doo! Not even when he was all coked-up? Drunk or stoned, eh? We`ll just use that line and ignore the rest... that it`s even mentioned at all?"

    Quit being a f*cking troll. American`s can stomach that their Presidents have done social drugs in the past. Clinton paved the way for pot then GW really brought it home with his cocaine past. At least Obama admitted himself that he has done pot and cocaine. He owned up to his mistakes. It wasn`t something that was discovered by anyone. But to lie and say Obama did heroin and then brush it off when you are called on the carpet. That`s slimy even for you.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    I am sorry, is I-A-B now posting "news" stories after they`ve been debunked? After the WaPo`s lies have been exposed?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    @markust: Ok, no address the "accusation vs fact" issue please. YOU have convicted Romney as 100% guilty based on a Democrat Lawyer`s accusation, without evidence, 47 years after the event, which was a harmless prank.
    Deal!

    @randomnxp: Yeah, that goes on all over. But IAB has been MUCH better the past few years at putting up counter-opinion posts too! So it`s getting better, not worse, overall.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    "@markust: Ok, no address the "accusation vs fact" issue please. YOU have convicted Romney as 100% guilty based on a Democrat Lawyer`s accusation, without evidence, 47 years after the event, which was a harmless prank.
    Deal! "

    You`re on a Troll Roll. I was sticking up for Romney, "Seriously people. You are judging a presidential candidate by what he did in high school. High school! This is f*cking ridiculous and I am for the other guy. " My god I`m a partisan monster!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    vv K then, that`s fair!

    I honestly thought Obama had admitted to trying "smack" too, but was mistaken.

    But he did "beat a woman" (link below) eh? he`d get arrested if he did that now, right? No one should ever vote for a woman beater!
    (NOTE: I am sarcasticly showing the stupidity of the lefty position here, not actually saying Obama Beats Women, k? good.)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    Here`s Another Fellow who agrees with me!

    Media bias = Bash Romney, kiss Obama`s butt!

    Get used to it! A steady diet of this until November.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    New national polls out. Romney 52%. Obama 44%. Paul 4%.

    Also, post 6666
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    VV Good one @AJ!
    I`m clipping along towards the BIG TEN-O!
    I`ll get keys to the executive washroom then!

    My Personal Paranoia: Which I said (not here; irl) in 2008: before facing defeat in Nov 2012, Obama will declare Martial Law...
    I predicted that when his approval rating was like 80%... but I hope to heck I`m wrong!
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    Badenov Male 70 & Over
    237 posts
    May 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    Hang on a minute. Let`s not jump to conclusions. He could have just been a frustrated hairdresser.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 12:05 am
    Nice to see that Americans are quickly becoming the most whiny cry babies on the planet, Who didn`t get bullied at least once in there entire school life? How much longer till we just give up our country because some hurt our feelings? Anyone remember how we even got our country? This is rediculous, Not just in this situation, the bully "problem" in general.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:20 am
    madest: According to the `victim`s` family this hit piece on Romney is a lie and they are upset that the Obama camp has tried to use this for political gain.

    Another half-assed attack from the libs, they can`t debate on the economy, Iran, Syria or anything else so they dig up exaggerated falsehoods from 50 years ago.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 3:00 am
    BO`s slipping his percentages and needs everything he can get to win back votes, with all that`s came up lately, I`d say someone is getting pretty desperate, You can expect a lot more of this too.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 9:25 am
    @madest: Don`t YOU regularly demean others for jumping to conclusions (about Obama) or for say unfounded things (against Obama) as if they were true? Yes?

    THERE IS NO EVIDENCE that this "prank" ever happened!

    Only the accusation of a Democrat Lawyer, and we all know a Lawyer would NEVER lie!

    Romney is ACCUSED of this, but the MSM and libtards (sorry to repeat myself) go on and on AS IF IT WERE A FACT.
    Hypocrites, the whole lot of you.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    So,even after admitting he did it and it was a stupid thing to do...You still say he didn`t do it. Republicans Vs. Christians tonight for "World`s Dumbest group!"
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    @zeegrr60: Link to where "he admitted it" or shut your drating pie-hole!
    Haven`t you heard your libtard buddies crying how he "didn`t admit it"? So which is it?

    For the record: He said he does NOT recall this particular PRANK but if he`d hurt ANYONE`s feelings with his CHILDHOOD deeds he`s sorry for it.

    Jeeping Cheesus Almighty! The libbies are getting dumber by the hour!!!

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