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ST. LOUIS, MO  ----  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich flew into St. Louis to speak to 45 Todd Akin supporters who gathered in a train station for the start of his bus tour.  Gingrich said, "Todd Akin is the Amtrak candidate of our time."

"There's no limit on how much baggage he can bring with him, “Gingrich said.  “And, like Amtrak, I guess he’s going to need the Republicans in Washington to infuse him with a lot of cash before he shuts this whole thing down.”

 “This is my first time on a bus,” Akin said.  “Now I’ve been told that colored people ride a bus to work. Now this bus has a bathroom, a television and lots of food.  So my question is – why aren’t more colored people working?”

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  •  you need to provide a link or put in a snark tag (3+ / 0-)

    please and thank you...

    IMHO if it's snark, it's not all that funny

    "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." *Ansel Adams* ."Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."*Will Rogers*

    by Statusquomustgo on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 08:23:05 AM PDT

  •  Joe Biden is my Amtrak candidate (4+ / 0-)

    Akin's just a guy who needs to take the train out of town

  •  distasteful (2+ / 0-)
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    Woody, Statusquomustgo

    if this is snark and it has to be.

  •  Todd Akin has said many craptastic things (2+ / 0-)
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    Woody, Statusquomustgo

    showing he is anti-woman, anti-poor, anti-elderly, and is a political prostitute.

    Given what an awful person he's shown himself to be, I wouldn't be even slightly surprised to discover he is a racist too, but if there are statements I've missed out there showing he is anti-"colored", you should be quoting them, not inventing unnecessary slurs.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 08:41:21 AM PDT

  •  This diary slurs Amtrak (1+ / 0-)
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    TealVeal

    That is a very Repub thing to do.

    The biggest problem with Amtrak is the acute nationwide shortage of it -- a continuing shortage of equipment leading to a shortage of coaches, trains, and routes. This results from largely successful Repub efforts to prevent needed investment to grow the Amtrak services to meet the pent-up demand.

  •  aoeu (0+ / 0-)

    Amtrak Baggage Policy
    http://www.amtrak.com/...

    • Each passenger can check up to 4 bags - 2 free of charge and 2 for $20 each.
         
    • Each bag in checked baggage is limited to a size of 75 linear inches (length + width + height). Oversize baggage (76 - 100 linear inches) is accepted for $20.00/bag.
         
    • Luggage must be checked 45 minutes prior to scheduled train departure.
         
    • Rates for storage, parcel check will increase to $4.00 ($5.50 at New York Penn Station) per bag for each 24 hour period.
         
    • Special item rates will increase from $5.00 to $10.00. Tandem bicycles and kayaks are no longer accepted.
         
    • Each bag checked must be packed within a suitable container; plastic/rubber storage containers are prohibited.

    All my rights reserved.

    by TealVeal on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 09:51:32 AM PDT

  •  Ironic... (0+ / 0-)

    ...due to his remarks that Todd Akin is legitimately fucked.

    "The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." ~George Orwell

    by MrBillOfRights on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 12:20:59 PM PDT

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