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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2010, 03:01:24 PM »

TheDay.com is reporting that Triple H will be joining Linda McMahon on the campaign trail today as the two will be appearing at Milford City Hall in Fairfield, CT.
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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2010, 04:42:59 PM »

Politico.com has brought up the 2003 event in which WWE teamed with "Girls Gone Wild" to promote a PPV which was a partly nude show featuring girls from the video series and WWE personalities. This is the latest piece of Linda McMahon's WWE past which is being brought into question as she pursues a seat in the Connecticut state senate.

The article notes, "The 2003 event is another chapter in WWE’s checkered history that has raised eyebrows as McMahon has pursued her self-funded campaign against Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal, a contest that the latest polls have shown in a dead heat.

McMahon has cited her tenure as CEO of the company as one of her qualifiers for elected office, but has spent time answering questions about some of the more lurid aspects of the business she’s downplayed as a soap opera.

McMahon spokesman Ed Patru, asked for comment about the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ event, referred comment to the WWE, saying he doesn’t work for them.

WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman told POLITICO that the event was a one-time occurrence, for mature audiences, and that the firm has since gone from a TV-14 rating to a TV-PG one.

He provided a statement explaining why the company made the switch.

“Like other Hollywood studios, WWE is a global brand that creates entertainment programming,” the statement says. “WWE continues to evolve and reinvent itself. As of June 2008, ALL of WWE’s programming became TV-PG, as rated by the Standards & Practices departments of our network partners. In the past, much like many other shows at the time, WWE engaged in what was known as sensationalized TV in a TV-14 environment. Since then, WWE has made a full transition to TV-PG content and storylines, while nearly half of all programming on television remains TV-14 between 9-11pm on general entertainment networks.”"


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« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2010, 08:45:39 AM »

TNA's Eric Bischoff responded to Vince McMahon's "Stand Up For WWE" campaign in a new blog posted over at EricBischoff.com.
The following is an excerpt:

"Good for Vince. I don’t blame him for wanting to use his platform to activate WWE fans and speak out against some of the mainstream media b.s. that has been flung at Linda McMahon and the WWE.
Linda’s opponent and his surrogate campaign staffers over at MSNBC, have used their 'news' format to trash a woman who has raised a family, overcome financial challenges, and helped build a billion dollar industry that is weathering the financial bon-fire that her challengers predecessor, Chris Dodd provided the lighter fluid for with his role in the disastrous bail-out debacle."
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« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2010, 02:30:46 PM »

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Nancy DiNardo, the chairwoman of the Connecticut Democrats, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, requesting that Lind McMahon's senate campaign be investigated for potentially coordinating with WWE on its recent "Stand Up For WWE" campaign.
Both Linda's campaign manager and WWE have claimed they are acting independently and have nothing to do with one another.

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« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2010, 08:51:06 PM »

Wait; this gets good...


The Hartford Courant is noting in its blog section that Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz has warned Connecticut voters that they could be turned away from the polls for the upcoming Linda McMahon/Richard Blumenthal vote if they arrive wearing WWE branded clothing.
Bysiewicz was quoted as saying, "Even though it doesn't say her name directly...the brand is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons."

Ed Patru, a spokesman for the Linda McMahon campaign, immediately spoke out against this by saying, "There is absolutely nothing in the statute that prohibits someone from wearing an apolitical, nonpartisan piece of clothing to the polls.
This opinion seems overtly partisan, and anytime the state starts arbitrarily denying citizens the right to vote, democracy itself is under attack. It's very, very troubling."


In light of the recent news that voters might be turned away at the upcoming senate vote for Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal if they are seen wearing WWE clothing, Vince McMahon has issued the following statement:
"Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent, is un-American, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory."


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So, what I'm getting from all of this is...
It's perfectly okay for Black Panthers to stand outside of voting stations intimidating and deterring voters, but if you wear an "Austin 3:16" t-shirt to the polls, your 1st Ammendment rights will be revoked?
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« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2010, 07:39:46 PM »

StarTribune.com is reporting that Linda McMahon's Senate adversary, Richard Blumenthal, recently brought Michel Benoit, the father of Chris Benoit, to Hartford to speak out against Linda McMahon.
McMahon responded to Benoit's comments by saying, "Michael Benoit's "feelings are bitter, sad ... (he) wants to find an answer and also someone to blame," Linda McMahon told reporters.
She said Chris Benoit "was one of the favorites" and added, "there was never any kind of hint that Benoit had a problem."
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« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2010, 03:46:59 AM »

the more I read about her, the more scared I get  Grin. I don't think she would be good for this state, but Blumenthal isn't better. Damned if you do, damned if ya don't
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« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2010, 04:10:38 AM »

the more I read about her, the more scared I get  Grin. I don't think she would be good for this state, but Blumenthal isn't better. Damned if you do, damned if ya don't


Sadly, I think a lot of states are in the same boat.
Oftentimes, when that happens, people simply resort to blindly voting for their respective parties straight across the board.
They go in with the mindset: "Fukk'em...I'm voting all Democrat (or Republican)..."
Meantime, they may not even know anything about half the candidates on the ballot.

People really are dumb.
They should have to pass some kind of test to be allowed to vote.
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« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2010, 05:30:08 PM »


Sadly, I think a lot of states are in the same boat.
Oftentimes, when that happens, people simply resort to blindly voting for their respective parties straight across the board.
They go in with the mindset: "Fukk'em...I'm voting all Democrat (or Republican)..."
Meantime, they may not even know anything about half the candidates on the ballot.

People really are dumb.
They should have to pass some kind of test to be allowed to vote.

very true. Sure I'm a registered Dem doesn't mean I always vote that way..I still have 2 more weeks to figure it out. McMahon is blasting the mail box with her agendas
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« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2010, 05:46:40 PM »

very true. Sure I'm a registered Dem doesn't mean I always vote that way..I still have 2 more weeks to figure it out. McMahon is blasting the mail box with her agendas


But, it's okay if you do; so long as you collect information and think about it first.
Only the ignorant vote unconditionally for their parties based on blind devotion.


"I always vote Republican because I've been a Republican all my life, my daddy was a Republican, his daddy was a Republican..."
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« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2010, 05:49:16 PM »


But, it's okay if you do; so long as you collect information and think about it first.
Only the ignorant vote unconditionally for their parties based on blind devotion.


"I always vote Republican because I've been a Republican all my life, my daddy was a Republican, his daddy was a Republican..."
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I hear ya. Jeepers, my grandfather would roll in his grave if he knew I was a registered Democrat. Any time he asked while he was alive, I changed the subject
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« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2010, 05:55:48 PM »

LOL!!!

About half of my family is union Libs, while the rest are uptight Conservatives.
Family gatherings are always fun because they all like to bring up politics at some point.

Fortunately, they all love guns & hunting, too - so that's usually the "defuse switch."

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« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2010, 06:00:12 PM »

LOL!!!

About half of my family is union Libs, while the rest are uptight Conservatives.
Family gatherings are always fun because they all like to bring up politics at some point.

Fortunately, they all love guns & hunting, too - so that's usually the "defuse switch."



haha well my moto is this..Keep your laws off my guns and body..NRA ROCKS
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« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2010, 06:25:48 PM »

haha well my moto is this..Keep your laws off my guns and body..NRA ROCKS

Exactly, every woman should have the right to grow facial hair and shoot stuff !!!



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« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2010, 06:28:37 PM »

Conn. Backs Down On WWE Garb Ban At Polls

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:17 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

BY LUKE FUNK

MYFOXNY.COM - Connecticut's Secretary of State has apparently backed down from a ban on WWE clothing at polling stations on election day.

It comes a few hours after World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to stop Connecticut election workers from asking voters to cover up WWE merchandise at the polls.

McMahon -- the husband of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon -- filed the lawsuit against Conn. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.

“Within hours of filing the lawsuit, (Richard) Blumenthal recused himself, and Bysiewicz reversed her position and immediately notified all Local Registrar of Voters and Town Clerks via email. I am pleased that Connecticut voters have had their freedom of expression and their right to vote restored,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.

Last week, Bysiewicz's office said poll workers would have the discretion of asking voters wearing WWE paraphernalia to cover it up or go home and change before entering the voting area.

McMahon said he planned to wear WWE garb when he casts his ballot on Nov. 2.

“Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent, is un-American, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory,” said McMahon in a previous statement.

WWE merchandise could potentially be deemed "political" because Linda McMahon, the company's former CEO, is on the ballot, and the WWE brand "is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons," the department initially stated.

Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stepped down from her position as WWE CEO in September 2009 to launch a self-financed campaign. She is facing Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the midterm elections.

Blumenthal, the Conn. attorney general, had recused himself from defending the secretary of state's office in the lawsuit.
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« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2010, 06:32:28 PM »

I agree. I'd be fucking damned if someone tried to say I couldn't wear this or that to vote..FUCK that

don't get me started on that dumb twat Bysiewicz
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« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2010, 06:55:19 PM »

Conn. Backs Down On WWE Garb Ban At Polls

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:17 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

BY LUKE FUNK

MYFOXNY.COM - Connecticut's Secretary of State has apparently backed down from a ban on WWE clothing at polling stations on election day.

It comes a few hours after World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to stop Connecticut election workers from asking voters to cover up WWE merchandise at the polls.

McMahon -- the husband of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon -- filed the lawsuit against Conn. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.

“Within hours of filing the lawsuit, (Richard) Blumenthal recused himself, and Bysiewicz reversed her position and immediately notified all Local Registrar of Voters and Town Clerks via email. I am pleased that Connecticut voters have had their freedom of expression and their right to vote restored,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.

Last week, Bysiewicz's office said poll workers would have the discretion of asking voters wearing WWE paraphernalia to cover it up or go home and change before entering the voting area.

McMahon said he planned to wear WWE garb when he casts his ballot on Nov. 2.

“Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent, is un-American, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory,” said McMahon in a previous statement.

WWE merchandise could potentially be deemed "political" because Linda McMahon, the company's former CEO, is on the ballot, and the WWE brand "is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons," the department initially stated.

Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stepped down from her position as WWE CEO in September 2009 to launch a self-financed campaign. She is facing Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the midterm elections.

Blumenthal, the Conn. attorney general, had recused himself from defending the secretary of state's office in the lawsuit.


Right from the start, I couldn't see this going through.

Dem's have already done enough pissing off of enough people that they already have more than their share of work cut out for them.
They don't need something as stupid as this fueling the fire.


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« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2010, 06:59:34 PM »

Although, I do contest that anyone who shows up Tuesday wearing an X-Pac t-shirt be escorted from the polling station - preferably in handcuffs while repeatedly maced and tazed.
Maybe even put them in that strap-restraint apparatus used on Titus.





Did they ever actually make an X-Pac tee?  

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« Reply #68 on: October 27, 2010, 03:54:08 AM »

Exactly, every woman should have the right to grow facial hair and shoot stuff !!!



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« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2010, 04:57:03 AM »

UN-FUKKING-BELIEVABLE!!!


The following is an article form WWE.com:

WWE threatened by U.S. Department of Justice on eve of elections

STAMFORD, Conn. – Not so coincidently after President Obama’s visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE T-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day.

“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO World Wrestling Entertainment. “This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.”

Under this ambiguous threat of legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice, WWE has reluctantly decided not to give away WWE merchandise near select polling stations tomorrow.

The controversy began with Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s directive stating “if poll workers feel like the wearing of WWE paraphernalia is in any way interfering with the voting process, they can ask the individual to cover it up or come back with something else on.” The directive was ultimately overturned by a Federal Judge last week. Subsequently, to celebrate the victory of restoring voters’ rights, WWE had planned to give away WWE merchandise at select polls to anyone regardless of political affiliation or whether they intended to vote.
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« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2010, 08:04:50 AM »

Wow.......just wow.......
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« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2010, 08:14:56 AM »

UN-FUKKING-BELIEVABLE!!!


The following is an article form WWE.com:

WWE threatened by U.S. Department of Justice on eve of elections

STAMFORD, Conn. – Not so coincidently after President Obama’s visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE T-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day.

“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO World Wrestling Entertainment. “This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.”

Under this ambiguous threat of legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice, WWE has reluctantly decided not to give away WWE merchandise near select polling stations tomorrow.

The controversy began with Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s directive stating “if poll workers feel like the wearing of WWE paraphernalia is in any way interfering with the voting process, they can ask the individual to cover it up or come back with something else on.” The directive was ultimately overturned by a Federal Judge last week. Subsequently, to celebrate the victory of restoring voters’ rights, WWE had planned to give away WWE merchandise at select polls to anyone regardless of political affiliation or whether they intended to vote.

And this is why I am glad I live in Canada. Wow....if my hard earned tax dollars were supporting this I would hang myself.  Undecided Clearly the government is bored and they need something to do.
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« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2010, 08:16:09 AM »

And this is why I am glad I live in Canada. Wow....if my hard earned tax dollars were supporting this I would hang myself.  Undecided Clearly the government is bored and they need something to do.

Our govt is getting out of control...and no president since Reagan has done anything about it.
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« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2010, 08:17:00 AM »

Our govt is getting out of control...and no president since Reagan has done anything about it.
That's just flippin' crazy.
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« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2010, 02:01:39 PM »

Connecticut: Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out
Wireupdate ^ | November 2, 2010 | By Joe Brooks




Low supporter turnout for Richard Blumenthal has forced the campaign to send out an alert Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to get out to the polls.

“Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent,” The campaign email read".” It is critical that we maximize our efforts to get our supporters to the polls. We need your help”

Blumenthal is running against Linda McMahon in a highly publicized campaign for US Senate in Connecticut. The Real Clear Politics average of all national pulling has Blumenthal leading McMahon by 9 points, however that lead has been shrinking in recent weeks.

Polls close in Connecticut at 8PM ET.

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