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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 08:53:53 PM EST
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Fortunately, Italy has had several octogenarian or near-octogenarian presidents that have kept in line the excesses of Council Presidents. Sergio Mattarella, now 77, has to put up with a coalition of crypto-fascists and fruitcakes.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 09:12:02 PM EST
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Having a minimum age of 50 helps maintain the tradition.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 11:29:12 PM EST
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I do think de Gondi's description of fruitcakes is applicable for any septuagenarian U.S. President holding Office. Nancy Pelosi is 2nd in line to be President (POTUS) by a "calamity" of P/VP passing away. What's her age?

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Jan 4th, 2019 at 09:24:42 PM EST
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Nancy has always had an excellent mind and definitely keeps it finely tuned. She is 78. Either you've got it or don't, regardless age.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sat Jan 5th, 2019 at 12:45:31 AM EST
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