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The Last Word: Week of Oct. 27

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72 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Oct. 27”

  1. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    This is the tricky part. I must add an insignificant Party of Tea. But if I add too much, folks will crave single-payer health care!

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  2. James Bennett says:

    Here, my sweaties,
    is the ingredents for the mandatory vaccinations…
    all part of Obamacare…

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  3. Karen Wehr says:

    There are way too many ingredients, no wonder I can’t stir it. This recipe seems to be a disaster.

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  4. ibsko ren says:

    Didn’t get the best education,
    so I didn’t read the instructions,
    prefer to stick with traditional Salem craft brew,
    then blame what comes after.

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  5. ibsko ren says:

    wish i could add some dermatology and dental care.

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  6. ibsko ren says:

    Not quite Federal Employees coverage,
    but last year,.. I didn’t even have a pot to …

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  7. Brian Lintz says:

    Oh boy! I am helping! Secretary Sebelius told me that if I stir this well that I will be helping Obama look like the smartest man in the room! Oh boy! I am helping!

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  8. Chuck G says:

    When you stop lying to the American people I will let you come up for air

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  9. Bob Charbonnier says:

    This is my famous bait and switch brew.

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  10. Al Cohen says:

    Ted Cruz and I love to stirr up trouble, we call it our Brew-Ha-Ha.

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  11. Julie Ambrose says:

    Its starting to smell like failure!

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  12. Brian Lintz says:

    Working on this makes me feel just like my brother, the alchemist, who has tried to turn lead into gold these past thirty years!

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  13. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Hi, I’m quitter Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. When I’m elected president in 2016, I promise to cast a spell on Obamacare to repeal it forever!

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  14. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Hi, I’m U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann. Turns out Obamacare will be around a lot longer than I will.

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  15. Richard Smith says:

    It’s really heating up now my pretty!

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  16. Michael Sheehan says:

    Obama-Scare is a ghoulish brew
    When I mix it well you’ll turn more blue

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  17. Donna Logar says:

    What else would you expect from a 2700 page recipe?

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  18. marvin sager says:

    Perhaps we should call this OBAMACARELESS, because there is at least one scary Republican in here! drmrs 10/30/2013

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  19. Roger Steinhorst says:

    This is a very good brew, everyone should have healthcare, just like food, shelter and clean air. It’s a God given right, right?…….

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  20. Paul Phillips - Santa Rosa says:

    Maybe I should stop trying force this down their throats with lies and come clean on my socialist agenda.

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  21. Julius Orth says:

    The tea party recipe said stir 46 times, but it does not seem to be reducing like the GOP said it would.

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  22. Richard Smith says:

    I can’t wait to see what happens when I fill all the water coolers in the Capitol Building with this truth potion!

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  23. Bob Charbonnier says:

    This has to be the most expensive concoction I have ever brewed. It has to be a big hit to all.

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  24. Michael Sheehan says:

    Taking inspiration from Hillary
    The taxpayers Obama will pillory
    And make their health care disappear
    Using ugly lies and toxic fear

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  25. Donna Logar says:

    Your future doctor must be in here somewhere – because your current one is toast!

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  26. Michael Sheehan says:

    My toxic combination of uninformed voters, blatant lies by Obama that people could keep their coverage, and a disastrous web site, and presto, 14 million people will LOSE their health insurance on January 1st.

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  27. Karen L. Davies says:

    Stirring in some “eye of Newt.” Maybe the Republicans will like that.

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  28. Karen L. Davies says:

    Home brewed in the USA. Now I just need someone to test this!

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  29. LINDA YATES says:


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  32. Michael Motley says:

    There’s really no need to stir; it’s already all mixed up.

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  33. Maurice Fliess says:

    Double, double toil and trouble,
    POTUS poison potion bubble.

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  34. Maurice Fliess says:

    (cackle) I call it my POTUS poison potion! (cackle)

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  35. Martha Harper says:

    This stew of trouble brought to you by the Koch brothers’ billions for “freedom”!

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  36. Martha Harper says:

    Throw in the poor, add some middleclass, and see just how strong I can make this stew of trouble!

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  37. Martha Harper says:

    The Obamacare hex is in, now let’s see how much worse I can make it!

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  38. Martha Harper says:

    Let this Republican toil and see how much more trouble I can bring to the America people!

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  39. Julie Bennett says:

    And to think Alternative Health Care includes Doctors of Witchcraft.

    (Note: I think this works better than my original one with “preventive”.)

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  40. Richard Smith says:

    An eye of Newt(Gingrich),and my potion is complete!

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  41. Roger Steinhorst says:

    All it needs is a little more time and a lot more money.

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  42. Roger Steinhorst says:

    We can make this work, we can make his work, just keep stirring.

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  43. Don Neece says:

    Don’t worry! They will never figure out what we have in here.

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  44. Michael Sheehan says:

    No treats, just tricks for people who try this brew.

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  45. Michael Sheehan says:

    My special blend of incompetence, arrogance, amateurism, corruption and eye of Pelosi ought to do the trick.

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  46. Kevin Parsons says:

    Now all I need is a hair of a Republican! Awhee!

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  47. Bob Canning says:

    Double bubble, website trouble…Yes, go on…Come in, Ted Cruz…Ted…? Oh, Ted…

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  48. Julie Bennett says:

    Here’s a little potion for my GOP friends.

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  49. Julie Bennett says:

    And to think preventive care includes Doctors of Witchcraft.

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  50. Al Cohen says:

    “By stirring this brew to the RIGHT it will cast a spell,
    So there won’t be a ghost of a chance it will turn out well.”

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  51. Michael Sheehan says:

    Toss in a pinch of “Silly”belius, add 2 scoops of Obozo, mix it up with fairytale dust and the left wing of a Demon-crat, and voila, one scary health care bill.

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  52. David Carter says:

    The Last Word:Week of October 27:

    “And now for my secret ingredient-a little
    urine of Cruz.”

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  53. Bob Charbonnier says:

    Hee! Hee! I can’t wait until they try to find my recipe on the internet.

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  54. Bob Charbonnier says:

    They will have to eat it to find out what’s in it – away from the smell of controversy.

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  55. Robin Sweatt says:

    Eye of newt health of Nation

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  56. Donna Logar says:

    Double, double website trouble;
    Tempers burn, roll-out’s rubble.

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  57. shirley phillips says:

    Drats! I must be losing my powers . . .
    last time I tried to stir up Medicare and Social Security!

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  58. shirley phillips says:

    “Ah, ha! . . . now for my secret ingredient to really get the pot boiling: Fox News!”

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  59. shirley phillips says:

    “And now to get this really boiling: Eyes of Ted Cruz; essence of Tea Party; dollars of Koch Brothers!”

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  60. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    Stir,Stir,Fume and Boil
    The pot is done ’cause the parties loyal.

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  61. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    The eye of the knute is an important ingredient.

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  62. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    By the time the pot boils over the stew will be done and I will have flown away on my broom.

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  63. Chuck Finch - Santa Rosa says:

    I’ll serve something stronger than tea at this party!

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  64. Richard Smith says:

    Boil boil toil and trouble…this brew will have Republicans seeing double!

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  65. Maurice Fliess says:

    Double, double toil and trouble,
    “Cure” becomes a poison bubble.

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  66. Elfi Fliess says:

    … and cook another 2 years until done.

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  67. Elfi Fliess says:

    and CAREfully stir in
    – Angela Merkel
    – Francois Hollande
    – Felipe Calderon
    – Dilma Rousseff

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  68. Al Cohen says:

    “Glitches Brew”

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  69. John Claeys says:

    “It’s so TASTY TOO, just like CANDY!”

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  70. Julie Bennett says:

    And they thought Obama was stirring the pot…hey, hey!

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  71. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    The GOP witch-hunt continues … drink our kool-aid and you won’t need healthcare!

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  72. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    If you listen to the GOP lies about their Obamacare witch-hunt, you’ll be seeing double too!

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