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post #1 of 11 Old 06-19-2012, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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"so called sport of dressage"

"the breathtakingly expensive, so-called sport of dressage"

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This is what happens when you have democrats in office
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-19-2012, 04:23 PM
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Oh for crying out loud! I'm not a huge fan of Romney's politics, but that video was extremely petty and misinformed. Seriously they couldn't do a little research on the benefits of therapeutic riding? Not to mention that is has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the campaign or the important issues the American people SHOULD be basing their decision on. This is why I can't stand politics. All the mud slinging, finger pointing and name calling while dancing around the actual issues that matter. So sad.
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It's more than just 'politics'. It's the news media in general. I believe anyone would be hard pressed to find a story that hasnt been twisted beyond recognition on a major news network.
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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Very mean spirited.
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I'm not a huge fan of Romney's politics, either but I can see the point that horse should not be on his taxes as a business expense unless they are making a profit from it then in that case it they wouldn't qualify for Olympics. Either it is therapeutic or a business.
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Here were we live horses are used for both physical and mental therapies.
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 04:26 AM
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I'm not a fan of Romney's politics either but yeah, the media are morons.
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 05:28 AM
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I really dislike when people are misinformed.

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 05:59 AM
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Another case of no research or reading done at all, before bringing something up on national TV.
And its unforgivable because those TV stations defintely have researchers, who obviously didn't do their jobs.

Nevermind that O'Donnels obviously couldn't care less about doing a little reading or fact checking himself.
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post #10 of 11 Old 06-20-2012, 08:36 AM
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Any horse sport pursued at a national/international level is "breathtakingly expensive", dressage no more so than eventing, racing, etc. Heck, for most of us ALL horses are breathtakingly expensive, lol.
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