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Old 03-04-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Tired of the do nothing congress, Joe Newman is running for the 16th district in Florida.

At what age does a person become too old to think and reason?” Newman asks on his website.
“At what age does a person no longer have a concern for society? At what age does a person no longer have a responsibility to act when acting may help?”

Newman, who calls himself an “anthropological progressive,” says he’s been “a fiery advocate of social change for more than a half century.
He’s running against incumbent Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican, in Florida’s 16th Congressional District.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Yeah, he is a member of the greatest generation while most seniors these days are members of the greediest one.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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At 101, he's likely more incontinent than competent.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Sounds like he more competent than what is in our legislors today
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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At 101, he's likely more incontinent than competent.
Still gotta be more competent than tax evader Buchanan.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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In my experience, folks who have made it to 100 all tend to have active minds and good memories, even if their bodies are wearing out from advanced age. They may have dim eyesight and hearing, and may have a hard time getting around, but they remain as physically active as they are able; it seems active minds go with active bodies. I come form an area where living a century isn't uncommon.

The elderly who fall to alzheimer's and dementia all don't make that far, although some dementia patients do live into their early 90's. Alzheimer's patients almost always succumb to the disease in their 80's or earlier.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:46 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Yeah, he is a member of the greatest generation while most seniors these days are members of the greediest one.
I beg your pardon, Sir. We are not greedy! It is the so-called "99%", the "Occupiers," who are demanding handouts and running this country into the ground.

I worked my entire life (many years, self-employed). We are not lazy, nor greedy. We worked, we earned, and we paid taxes, much of which gets redistributed to those who won't work, lazy young brats who are disrespectful, hate this country, and pimp for the "progressive" (Marxist/socialist) cause.

Today, I still participate in politics. I don't sit around watching things happen. I write, I make phone calls, and I try to do what I can to preserve our government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." That is (in case you don't know) what our founders gave us, a Constitutional government which is the best system in the history of man, which you are trying to destroy.

If you had any guts, you would display a profile. People that hide their identity are hiding something. That makes you suspect, in my book.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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At 101, he's likely more incontinent than competent.
He's also a "progressive," which makes him an enemy of America.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:07 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Sounds like he more competent than what is in our legislors today
I couldn't agree more. We need more like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. People (statesmen) who stand for something, and are not afraid to say what needs to be said, people who will take risks and do what needs to be done. People like Sarah Palin, who stand up for Americans and America, and are willing to subject themselves to the ridicule of the leftists in order to save the country from our enemies within, who are trying to "transform" America to a Marxist/socialist "utopian" society where we are no longer free, but subjects of a dictatorial "ruler" like Barack Obama, and little different from much of the rest of the world.

Too bad this man is on the wrong side of history. Socialism has been tried and failed many times in the history of the world. The outcome is always the same: Oppression, poverty, and destruction of the human spirit, while a rich elite, the "ruling class," enjoy luxury and lack for nothing.
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