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  •  Is that Watch Price Tag You Quote 4 Real?! (18+ / 0-)

    $380,000?! For a watch?

    If it can't beam you aboard the Enterprise, then why pay that gross amount for a watch?!

    Like my dad says, who grew up during the Great Depression, "that is just sinful" - to pay that much for a watch when so many people are going without.

    It chills me to the bone to know that there are more people out there like this Perkins fellow and even more people out there who want to be just like him!

    I'm a "right-wing freak show," or at least that's what one nobody on DKOS seems to think.

    by kefauver on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:00:46 AM PST

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    •  they priced it at $880,000 on Twitter. (4+ / 0-)
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      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:06:36 AM PST

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      •  That's a diiferent model. (12+ / 0-)

        For half a million more, you get,

        The new RM26-01 tourbillon caliber is equipped with a baseplate machined from black Onyx, a variety of chalcedony composed of silicon dioxide from the cryptocrystalline quartz group. Onyx varieties featuring rectilinear black and white parallel stripes are part of the agate family, whereas entirely black stones are commonly known as black Onyx. This gem is said to absorb negative energy and bring great emotional stability to the wearer.
        Hahahahahaha.

        Perkins should have splurged for the more expensive watch.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:44:00 AM PST

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    •  Would I lie to you? (7+ / 0-)

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21:59 AM PST

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    •  On the News Hour (4+ / 0-)
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      which Perkins referred to, the comments about Rolex watches, were mentioned in context of a story about Bob McDonnell's corruption scandal in VA.
      McDonnell accepted a personally engraved Rolex as a gift.

      One of the commentators (Gwen Ifill, I believe) said "I just don't get the fascination with Rolex watches"

      One of the other guests responded with something to the effect of: "Wearing a Rolex watch is a man's equivalent of a woman wearing a diamond necklace".

      •  Wearing a Rolex watch is the man's equivalent (1+ / 0-)
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        of FM pumps.

        Their real God is money-- Jesus just drives the armored car, and his hat is made in China. © 2009 All Rights Reserved

        by oblomov on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 12:16:07 PM PST

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      •  I think some Rolexes are ok. They're not all (0+ / 0-)

        Gaudy and pretentious, and scream "look at me! I have more money than taste!"

        The Explorer series are the first ones I saw in a magazine that I thought, that actually looks like a watch that a reasonable man (who has money to burn) would wear.

        I'm not a jewelry person. I don't wear anything but my wedding ring. But I can see that if you're going to wear a watch every single day, and you have some extra money, a nice watch makes sense.

        Certain professions require that people wear certain quality business suits and a Casio doesn't really cut it.

        But, FWIW, imo, extorting a Rolex from constituents kind of undermines the whole point of wearing a Rolex, which is appearing successful in your own right.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 01:43:32 PM PST

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        •  Re:Old School Rolexes are nice (0+ / 0-)

          The Presidente Model that was given to Dwight D. Eisenhower by Rolex was very nice, although I wouldn't get the one with the leather strap, I like the metal band instead. Those are worth $10,000 apiece nowadays.
          I was excited when my mother said she was sending me my Grandfather's Rolex after he had passed away a few years before. I didn't even know he left me anything, & I wasn't expecting anything anyway. Well, I received the watch, & was immediately disappointed. I've seen enough Rolexes to know that it was a fake, definitely a good fake because he probably obtained it in the 60s when they were still making the passable ones, but it's still a fake. I wouldn't be caught dead with a fake Rolex on my arm, so I stuck it in a box & informed my Mother.

          The only 2 rhetorical tools Republicans ever seem to use are the logical fallacies of false dichotomy, and false equivalence.

          by Stentor on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 03:09:27 PM PST

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      •  I would compare Rolex watch to (0+ / 0-)

        breast implants, some fools have to get the XXX97 size!

        "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

        by MDhome on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 06:07:56 PM PST

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    •  And remember... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...he has relatives living in trailer parks.  And he spends that kind of money on a watch.

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