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  •  It can also be an artifact... (0+ / 0-)

    ...of it being from 20 freaking years ago. Not that McCain has changed much since then, but if the standard to judge people is on stuff from the 1980s, then there are a lot of people to be judging.

    •  He looked the woman he supposedly loves (3+ / 0-)
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      right in the eyes and called her a trollop and a cunt.  His attitudes towards women didn't change from the 80's.  I've been in the most manish of locker rooms and I have never heard anyone telling a rape joke.  But military people have to joke about blowing peoples brains out.  What other screws are we punching loose.  John McCain grew up in an intense warrior environment.  

      Obama people! The other dude is McCain!

      by Adept2u on Wed Jul 16, 2008 at 07:41:03 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not sure if I agree with this statement (0+ / 0-)

        100%. I've never served myself but I've known people who have served in the armed services. Again I've never heard them joke about blowing people up or raping people. Then again maybe they don't talk like that amongst civilians, but I really think you're stereotyping.

        •  A friend's daughter (1+ / 0-)
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          enlisted in the Marines and was raped before her training was up. She became an MP and is now a prison guard. Did she report it? To whom, the recruiter who encouraged her to join up and who said she wouldn't have to worry about stuff like that because the Corps had cleaned up their act? Her unit commander? The fellow recruit who told her she didn't matter because she wouldn't see active duty anyway so who cared about her? She has stories that would, as we used to say, curl your hair. When she went in she was a pretty sweet young woman, and when she came out she was coarse in speech and ways. I have known her since she was 15 and I know she is not lying, but I see that the experience in the military has, in effect, ruined her.  

          "Oh, intercourse the penguin!" Graham Chapman

          by crose on Thu Jul 17, 2008 at 12:19:13 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, and he said this (1+ / 0-)
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        to the woman he was having an extra-marital affair with while still married to the woman he divorced because she had gained weight during her bout with cancer. The woman who has essentially sold her soul to the devil to stay around this demeaning sexist pigfuck. McCain has to be more macho than anyone else because he graduated so low in his class and crashed more planes than anyone else. He is a loser who perpetuates his own loserness, a relic indeed of a time we'd like to grow out of.

        "Oh, intercourse the penguin!" Graham Chapman

        by crose on Wed Jul 16, 2008 at 11:29:39 PM PDT

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