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#31    Bling

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

Have I spelled 'Gaff' wrong on the thread title? Is it 'Gaffe'? Have made a gaff/gaffe?


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

View Postninjadude, on 04 November 2012 - 11:46 PM, said:

the problem with comparing "Gaffes" is that what Romney said was not.

So it is yoru contention that Mitt Romney think airliners have windows that you can raise up?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:05 AM

View Postninjadude, on 04 November 2012 - 11:46 PM, said:

the problem with comparing "Gaffes" is that what Romney said was not.

Typical lib response.

Bush was an idiot for mispronouncing the word nuclear.

Obama is a freaking genius for saying "corpseman".

It's really a shame that Letterman stopped his "great moments in presidential speeches segment following Obama's election because he missed some really great material with Obama.  I guess he figured that the master orator would never make such errors.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

View PostMerc14, on 05 November 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:

So it is yoru contention that Mitt Romney think airliners have windows that you can raise up?

yes

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

View Postninjadude, on 05 November 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

yes

Well, if that is where your head is at then there is no talking to you.  I'd feel sorry for you but honestly, I can't becasue I am going to enjoy the hell out of watching people like you lose your minds over the next few days.

Here is my next prediction.  When Romney is elected there will be an immediate surge in teh economy and it will be large.  I predict that the left, a few months from now, will say that it is the Obama recovery and Romney is =jsut getting credit.  I can almost guartantee you willl be leading that charge here at UM.  I am going  to post a thread dedicated to this tomorrow, when Obama's loss is inevitable and note the downward spiral we are in right now so I can reference it a few months from now, or weeks, when you try and pull this number.  OK?  :tu:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

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View PostMerc14, on 05 November 2012 - 02:03 AM, said:
So it is yoru contention that Mitt Romney think airliners have windows that you can raise up?

View Postninjadude, on 05 November 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

yes
But wait...you obviously can't think that because what he said was:
  ...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that....

Isn't your real contention that Romney is just plain stupid?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:32 AM

He plainly states that he doesn't know why aircraft windows don't open.      I give him the benefit of the doubt and lay it off to his being upset because his wife had been in danger... or,  he's stupid.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

View Postlightly, on 06 November 2012 - 12:32 AM, said:

He plainly states that he doesn't know why aircraft windows don't open.   I give him the benefit of the doubt and lay it off to his being upset because his wife had been in danger... or,  he's stupid.

That is why they cal it a gaffe.  Do you truly think a highly educated incredibly successful man who was a governor of a state, saved the Olympics, made millions in the private sector doesn't know there is no oxygen at altitude?  If you do t,hen you are lost.  You are going to a very angry person for a very long time because the democrats will be out of power for at least the next ten years.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

View PostMerc14, on 06 November 2012 - 12:59 AM, said:

That is why they cal it a gaffe.  Do you truly think a highly educated incredibly successful man who was a governor of a state, saved the Olympics, made millions in the private sector doesn't know there is no oxygen at altitude?  If you do t,hen you are lost.  You are going to a very angry person for a very long time because the democrats will be out of power for at least the next ten years.

There is oxygen "at altitude"  just not enough to breath unaided.  I'm not lost.    Inadequate oxygen is  not the main reason for not opening a window  on a flying jet aircraft ?   I'm not going to be any angrier at the democrats and republicans than i have been for a very  very  very long time.  I'm voting for someone else.  
  I'm a tricky one to make assumptions about :)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:35 AM

View Postlightly, on 06 November 2012 - 01:16 AM, said:

There is oxygen "at altitude"  just not enough to breath unaided.  I'm not lost. Inadequate oxygen is  not the main reason for not opening a window  on a flying jet aircraft ?   I'm not going to be any angrier at the democrats and republicans than i have been for a very  very  very long time.  I'm voting for someone else.  
  I'm a tricky one to make assumptions about :)
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:39 AM

lightly, on 06 November 2012 - 01:16 AM, said:

There is oxygen "at altitude"  just not enough to breath unaided.  Id am weel a'm not lost. Inadequate oxygen is  not the main reason for not opening a window  on a flying jet aircraft ?   I'm not going to be any angrier at the democrats and republicans than i have been for a very  very  very long time.  I'm voting for someone else.  
  I'm a tricky one to make assumptions about :)

I flew for years and am well aware of air density and altitude just as I am sure Romney does.  :tu:  The voting for someone else is irrelevant to what it says about you if you truly believe that Romney doesn't understand air density and altitude.  ninjadude is a zealot and worships his political favorites just as a zealot worships a messiah.  He has lost perspective because and become irrelevant because no matter what his messiah does or doesn't do, he will support him or her.  You aren't that person are you?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

you have  no idea who i am or how relevant.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:35 AM

View Postlightly, on 06 November 2012 - 02:11 AM, said:

you have  no idea who i am or how relevant.

Nope and good luck to ya, this topic has become boring.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:43 AM

Today is the day isn't it?





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