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Old 10-20-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I guess some people see what they want to see.

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Old 10-20-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Oh yes. There are vendors on Stoney Island (Chicago's southside) that hit you up at the stoplights for washcloths, white athletic socks, bottles of water, fruit and the Obama religious icon candles. Gives new meaning to one-stop shopping.
Well, it still doesn't make sense, and I definitely still can't reconcile the freakishly large, out-of-place head on an otherwise proportionate body, but...okay. Ah well. There are freaks hanging effigies of Obama on the right, and freaks praying to him on the left. Apparently, freaks cross the party lines.

I also still don't see any news references... (shrug) I don't want to call anyone a liar, but since none of this actually adds up any way you look at it, I'll just call it a day on this particular subject.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Bora Bora: Vava'u.
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It is so scary that so many people are so stupid as to look at him as some kind of messiah, but that happens to be the mindset of most of the people voting for him. Ignorance at its best.
Absolutely!!!!!
It is an insult-their ignorance.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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Where I live, those religious candles are produced in all sorts of variations. We have "Law go away" candles and candles you can burn to increase wealth and love, etc. They don't always have saints on them. Of course, I also live in the land where Jesus has been known to appear on a tortilla.

I'm just saying that because someone made a candle with Obama's picture on it, it doesn't mean anyone is treating him as a saint. More likely it's just kitsch.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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Well, it still doesn't make sense, but...okay. Ah well. There are freaks hanging effigies of Obama on the right, and freaks praying to him on the left. Apparently, freaks cross the party lines.

I wasn't exactly sure what the washcloths or the white athletic socks had to do with the daily commute, either. But now that I think about it, when traffic gets really bad, you could always put on the socks, wipe the sweat from your brow as you get out and take your chances in the 'hood, light your Obama candle and say a little prayer.

No religious offense intended.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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Where I live, those religious candles are produced in all sorts of variations. We have "Law go away" candles and candles you can burn to increase wealth and love, etc. They don't always have saints on them. Of course, I also live in the land where Jesus has been known to appear on a tortilla.

I'm just saying that because someone made a candle with Obama's picture on it, it doesn't mean anyone is treating him as a saint. More likely it's just kitsch.

I had my window down as a driver went off on the fools selling the Obama candles on the street corner. If they are a part of your religious observance, I can see that it would be offensive.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Gimme a friggin' break!
McCain reacted when a reporter showed him the photo:

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Old 10-20-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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I had my window down as a driver went off on the fools selling the Obama candles on the street corner. If they are a part of your religious observance, I can see that it would be offensive.
Or perhaps he was just an enthusiastic McCain supporter.

Like truth is the first casualty of war, a sense of humor may be the first casualty of a presidential election.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: WA
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Republicans exibit a little more class when it comes to politics (as exemplified during the Bush presidency).

I don't use the expression ROFL much. Hardly ever. But I haven't seen a comment more worth of a ROFL than this one.

ROFL.
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