Barack Obama - Costs Paddy Power $75,000

BlueBoy

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Would be good to hear what you guys in the US have to say.

A few weeks ago an Irish Bookmaker (Paddy Power) who are big in the UK paid out on Barack Obama to be the Democratic Presidential nominee. Here's the story:

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they decided to pay out on Barack after he won the Iowa vote but it seems to have backfired on them as he has since lost New Hampshire to Clinton, and now Paddy Power have him as 2nd favourite to be president (clinton 11/10 and Obama 9/4) even though they have already paid out $75,000 on him.

What do you guys make of it? 1st Female President or 1st Black President?

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classymom

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I liked Obama until he would not say " The Pledge of Allegence " Thats just wrong. :confused::eek:
 

RobWin

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Paddy Power is going to eat it on this one...gawd what were they thinking, it's obvious that they don't really know the powers that be and the powers behind the scene that really run this country !
 

lojo

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I liked Obama until he would not say " The Pledge of Allegence " Thats just wrong. :confused::eek:

Misinfo? I've seen the slander emails where he is supposedly holding his hands in front of him, rather than over his heart, during the 'Pledge' but the fact is, it was during the National Anthem; and although others may have had their hands on their hearts in the picture, it isn't necessarily protocal to cover your heart when singing... that's a NASCAR thing I think :D
 

lojo

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Sad to say, I think they'll eat it too. No leibermann, no clinton, no obama.. prolly romney.

Longshot and good for the country? Edwards/Richardson
Longer shots and best? Paul/Kucinich 2008:D
 

RobWin

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Sad to say, I think they'll eat it too. No leibermann, no clinton, no obama.. prolly romney.

Longshot and good for the country? Edwards/Richardson
Longer shots and best? Paul/Kucinich 2008:D


True, True, but they (the Neo Cons & Right Wing)all call us Conspiracy Theorists, they don't want someone with great moral standards like Ron Paul...they want someone they can control...:mad:
 

lojo

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I'd be willing to wager against any certain percentage to be garnered by Bloomberg/field whomever. I saw on cspan yesterday where the same two creepy guys who started unity08 have now started 'draft bloomy' after subtracting themselves from unity08 (which is now wholly focused on their lawsuit against the FEC).

Florida feb5 will tell us a lot about rudyG and if the independant phenom withers and left goes left and right right after that, expect bloomy to announce, but the indecided/indy trend is keeping him away for now.
 

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I'd be willing to wager against any certain percentage to be garnered by Bloomberg/field whomever. I saw on cspan yesterday where the same two creepy guys who started unity08 have now started 'draft bloomy' after subtracting themselves from unity08 (which is now wholly focused on their lawsuit against the FEC).

Florida feb5 will tell us a lot about rudyG and if the independant phenom withers and left goes left and right right after that, expect bloomy to announce, but the indecided/indy trend is keeping him away for now.


Yea man, I'm definitely looking forward to watching SC this Saturday and then Florida, should weed out a couple, it actually surprised me yesterday to see Ron Paul get 54,434 votes, way above Fred T and Rudy G and F#*#*#g Fox News still refuses to give him credit. His movement does seem to be growing though...:thumbsup:

Hey just so you don't miss it Lojo the Florida Primary is Tue. Jan 29th
 

winbig

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I liked Obama until he would not say " The Pledge of Allegence " Thats just wrong. :confused::eek:

Maybe he is still Muslim after all....


And while Obama may not identify as a Muslim, that's not how the Arab and Muslim Streets see it. In Arab culture and under Islamic law, if your father is a Muslim, so are you. And once a Muslim, always a Muslim. You cannot go back. In Islamic eyes, Obama is certainly a Muslim. He may think he's a Christian, but they do not.

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lojo

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Sources, sources... That wingnut is going to be on faux news tomorrow morning explaining why her (ex) boss has been indicted for terrorism

Here's someting to ponder in re above :)

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just type in her name along with 'wingnut' for a fun google :p

Edit: but I digress... was gonna start a polito thread in the attic, but...

On Topic... I bet multiculturalism is okay :)
 

winbig

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Sources, sources... That wingnut is going to be on faux news tomorrow morning explaining why her (ex) boss has been indicted for terrorism

Here's someting to ponder in re above :)

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just type in her name along with 'wingnut' for a fun google :p

Edit: but I digress... was gonna start a polito thread in the attic, but...

On Topic... I bet multiculturalism is okay :)


:D :D
 

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No wonder American politics are so laughable, when the average citizen can't even take 2 minutes to educate themselves in any sort of factual manner and rely on smear emails that have no intelligent basis as their source of information.
 

RobWin

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No wonder American politics are so laughable, when the average citizen can't even take 2 minutes to educate themselves in any sort of factual manner and rely on smear emails that have no intelligent basis as their source of information.

You're right about that BBKPoker...but also remember our idiots did stop wearing "Wigs" about 100 years or so before your idiots did !! :lolup::lolup:
 

TheJoker

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Purely PR, no way they had 75k to pay out, would have been a few grand maximum. They always make up the figures to get in the papers and get a mention online. Seems to work though so fair play to them.
 

dealer wins

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Purely PR, no way they had 75k to pay out, would have been a few grand maximum. They always make up the figures to get in the papers and get a mention online. Seems to work though so fair play to them.

I agree. For a supposedly "big UK bookie" they are pathetic at taking bets.

Opened account in Feb this year, bet 400 on a premiership match out of a max bet of 2500.

Next bet on a premiership bet 120 on a max bet of 120??

Both bets lost and attempted to bet on another match and max bet was 12.22. Called them and was offered 20 on their telebet.

Another UK joke bookie. All they want are mugs and casino players.
 

jas2587

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not about betting Obama's Accomplishments......PRICELESS!!!!
This isn't meant to be humorous but it is. I almost felt sorry for this inept politician :rolleyes:

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