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Old 05-01-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Wait, I thought he was Branstache?
The Branstache is a totally separate entity than the person on whose face it resides. It even has it's own Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/branstache
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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So what's eternal Governor Branstad up to these days? Keeping the liberals at bay?
It's not like that is really hard to do, for someone as incredibly awesome as Terry Branstad...... when he also has the additional asset of having such a fine looking mustache to help project power and authority. I just read an excellent piece to help explain why he really is the eternal Governor, why he defeats liberal douchebag candidates time after time, and why a statue of his grand form should be erected on the capitol grounds.

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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It's not like that is really hard to do, for someone as incredibly awesome as Terry Branstad...... when he also has the additional asset of having such a fine looking mustache to help project power and authority. I just read an excellent piece to help explain why he really is the eternal Governor, why he defeats liberal douchebag candidates time after time, and why a statue of his grand form should be erected on the capitol grounds.

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Wire rim glasses? How obsolete
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Wire rim glasses? How obsolete

Terry Bomb-stach doesn't follow trends. He sets them. The dude is single handedly bringing back wire rim glasses.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Terry Bomb-stach doesn't follow trends. He sets them. The dude is single handedly bringing back wire rim glasses.
I can get behind that trend! When I sweat, plastic frames slide down my nose. I can't get them tight enough.
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: IN
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Terry Bomb-stach doesn't follow trends. He sets them. The dude is single handedly bringing back wire rim glasses.
lol It seems like the only people I see that wear wire frame glasses these days are far older or more conservative, kind of like seeing people 10-15 years ago that were still wearing aviator style glasses, although you "occasionally" still see that a bit.
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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I like the early 80's tinted look myself..But then again, who doesn't?

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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If you live in an area where you are not surrounded by those of like mind then isn't that the diversity you desire? Perhaps your talking only about color of skin? Having lived in and around the San Francisco area most of my life I found liberal minded people were the least likely to want "diversity" of ideas (which is the only diversity that matters to me).
No, but you got it about one-third right. Living in an area with diverse views is: an area where some agree with you most of the time, where some disagree with you most of the time, where some agree and disagree with you on an approx equal number of issues (about 50/50). That is what I would describe as "ideally" diverse. Or if this mix is not found, they at least disagree in a mutually respectful way (the spirit of agree to disagree rather than my way or the highway). It does not happen often.

As to your last sentence, there can be intolerant people on both the right and the left. I am left of center, but would also disagree with a liberal that says only conservatives can be intolerant.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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[quote=mofford;34655656]It's not like that is really hard to do, for someone as incredibly awesome as Terry Branstad...... when he also has the additional asset of having such a fine looking mustache to help project power and authority. I just read an excellent piece to help explain why he really is the eternal Governor, why he defeats liberal douchebag candidates time after time, and why a statue of his grand form should be erected on the capitol grounds.

The undefeated governor | Cityview



I read the article because it provided rational explanations and facts rather than the silly name calling ("douchebag"). So you did something right in your post. BTW, wasn't Fred Grandy on that show "The Love Boat"? LOL.

No Iowa political trivia contest would be complete without asking "Who did Terry Branstad arrest when he was a military officer at Arlington National Cemetery during a war protest?"

The guy has had such amazing success in Iowa and that speaks for itself. No need to sully it with the name calling. (BTW, I am one left of center person that has also criticized liberals for name calling).Just be classy and praise Branstad. He himself would probably scold you for it if he read it.

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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kinda scary Dport7674 ^^^, I think wire rim glasses are so low profile, you can hardly notice them, but they do give an intelligent look to some. I haven't ever had to wear glasses for anything other than reading news print, but the wire ones look more comfortable to me, but perhaps too fragile ?

Anyway, I'm getting excited for Branstad, if he wins one more election he will truly become the longest serving governor in US history, beating out Governor George Clinton of New York, whom served 21 years, leaving office in 1804, shortly before Robert Ray was born.

Just thinking I should provide something for the liberal minded people in this thread that you might find more pleasing to the eye than Mr. Branstad, here's a few pictures of Tom Vilsack and Chet Culver to remind you of the good old days. Hope you guys enjoy them.






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