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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    How was the mother "selfish?"
    Study the definition below and make the connection yourself___If you fail to see it then I certainly can't help you.

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    selfish [ˈsɛlfɪʃ]
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    1. chiefly concerned with one's own interest, advantage, etc., esp to the total exclusion of the interests of others
    2. relating to or characterized by self-interest
    And yeah, she wanted to embarass Bachmann, who needs to be embarassed.
    I seriously doubt that Mrs Bachmann was in the least bit embarrassed.

    Being an intelligent woman who loves children, she was more than likely shocked that this mother would place her very young son in such an ackward position that he was obviously very uncomfortable with.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    Study the definition below and make the connection yourself___If you fail to see it then I certainly can't help you.

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    1. chiefly concerned with one's own interest, advantage, etc., esp to the total exclusion of the interests of others
    2. relating to or characterized by self-interest
    I seriously doubt that Mrs Bachmann was in the least bit embarrassed.

    Being an intelligent woman who loves children, she was more than likely shocked that this mother would place her very young son in such an ackward position that he was obviously very uncomfortable with.
    Why am I not surprised you would say something like that?
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Possible. We have no way of really knowing. However, as he is only 8 years old and probably not a political junky, I highly doubt it was all his idea, especially considering how quiet he is and how much cajoling was required.
    He doesn't have to be a political junkie. 8-year-olds are capable of making intelligent comments on occasion. It [probably wasn't his idea to tell Bachmann that, but it might be an original statement. Anyway, it doesn't matter cuz we'll never know.

    But what we can agree on is that cornbread pancakes kick ath.

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Probably not the best thing to do, but it's not like the message isn't right.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    I seriously doubt that Mrs Bachmann was in the least bit embarrassed.
    She didn't seem to be. I thought she handled it very well. There was zero reason and nothing to be gained in responding to the mother in front of the kid.

    Let the mother raise the kid as she sees fit. The kid may need fixing later on, if this is an indication of the mother's parenting skills, but there was no reason to make the kid more uncomfortable then he obviously already was.

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    But what we can agree on is that cornbread pancakes kick ath.
    I can't let that stand... Potato pancakes kick the ath of cornbread pancakes.

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Devil's advocate, but it's entirely possible that it was something the child said on his own accord. While he certainly was cajoled to some extent, all children that young get very timid when speaking to strangers, even if there is something they want to say.

    I'm not saying that's obviously the case here, but it is possible.
    That's very possibly what happened, he expressed it at home and so she might have wanted to give him an opportunity to tell Bachmann in person, his mom doesn't need fixing.

    He's bit young to face a stranger like that, so it wouldn't have been my choice, but I agree with you, that may have been the situation. Kids can want to stand up for their parents.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    I think the kid was probably put up to it, but parents make their kids do things all the time. There's a long-ass list of worse things a parent can make their child do than embarrassing Michele Bachmann.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

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    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I can't let that stand... Potato pancakes kick the ath of cornbread pancakes.
    I cannot stand idly by and hear thou vilest retort against minest prefered edible. Good day to you, sir...I say GOOD DAY!

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    But what we can agree on is that cornbread pancakes kick ath.
    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I can't let that stand... Potato pancakes kick the ath of cornbread pancakes.
    I've never tried either but they both sound delicious___I'll notify the galley.
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