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Old 08-15-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Talking Sports Owners Fund McCain, Shun Obama

Apparently they don't want a girly-man president, either...

Politico.com
Kenneth P. Vogel & Matthew Lindsey
Fri Aug 15

Sports team owners may not be John McCain’s answer to the Hollywood elite, but they’re overwhelmingly supporting his presidential campaign over Barack Obama’s.
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Not only did McCain raise more than Obama from the owners in each of the four major professional sports leagues analyzed, but McCain even raised six times more from the owners of teams in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12548.html (http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080815/pl_politico/12548;_ylt=Ah1Zo9HMb8AeTyCZasyrJxMDW7oF - broken link)

Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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Apparently they want a confused old git...
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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I have got to agree with you on this one. Considering the off field conduct of so many professional athletes it doesn't surprise me that ownership feels comfortable with one of similar behavior. Especially athletes cheating on their wives and having multiple relationships. Oh yeah and I forgot their love for fighting and crowd appeasing conflict and agressive behavior. Sounds so manly and McCainish. Maybe they can join John for a tag team against:
Russia
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan
Venezuala
China

And after that victory the Super Bowl of Wars;

United States
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I think it's a tax cut thing.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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Default Is Obama the role model threatening?

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Apparently they want a confused old git...

Ya thing Obama the role model of advanced education and appropriate behavior is threatening? He might make it hard to get gets to leave college to turn pro.
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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I think it's a tax cut thing.
Hmmm there you go thinking. When will you learn to turn the cerebral off and just go with the visceral?
visceral - definition of visceral by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

Athletic behavior is not cerebral but rather visceral. Thus they would prefer the visceral candidate over the cerebral and that should not surprise anyone. McCain is just that the half time coach who goes rah rah rah now go out and crush the the basta__

Just like his initial reaction to the 3:00 in morning phone call is to unleash the bombs, the coach wants you to hit them harder and take them out and oh yeah;
Take no prisoners

Very McCainish and not at all like Obama. Now what owner wants to encourage kids to become lawyers and not athletes?
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Apparently they want a confused old git...
True. They want someone who won't question why these mega-millionaires and their monopolistic sports leagues deserve to be exempt from the various anti-trust acts that long ago broke up most monopolies. If they want a doofus, McCain's their man.

Edit: Ya know, come to think of it, why should BEER distributors (aka Cindy McCain) be allowed EXCLUSIVE areas in which to sell beer. How about we get some COMPETITION in the price of BEER! Yeah! BTW: My nephew worked for A-B in St Louis, and it cost 19-cents to make a bottle of Bud, or $1.14 per six pack. What are YOU paying at your retail store?
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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True. They want someone who won't question why these mega-millionaires and their monopolistic sports leagues deserve to be exempt from the various anti-trust acts that long ago broke up most monopolies. If they want a doofus, McCain's their man.
Well said, mate!
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Hmmm there you go thinking. When will you learn to turn the cerebral off and just go with the visceral?
visceral - definition of visceral by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

Athletic behavior is not cerebral but rather visceral. Thus they would prefer the visceral candidate over the cerebral and that should not surprise anyone. McCain is just that the half time coach who goes rah rah rah now go out and crush the the basta__

Just like his initial reaction to the 3:00 in morning phone call is to unleash the bombs, the coach wants you to hit them harder and take them out and oh yeah;
Take no prisoners

Very McCainish and not at all like Obama. Now what owner wants to encourage kids to become lawyers and not athletes?
<off-topic>

I like baseball myself... "a 19th century pastoral game..."

George Carlin would like to comment from beyond the grave.

YouTube - George Carlin - Baseball vs Football

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Old 08-15-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Well now that we have a thread on the love affair of Sport Team Owners for McCain we should ask the following:

What team nickname is most descriptive of Senator McCain. Please identify the team and nickname. For example I offer.
Dallas COWBOYs
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