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  • 13 North American Habitual Losers

    1. Bobby Valentine
    2. Chicago Cubs

    3. Al Gore

    4. Washington Generals basketball team.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Generals

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    • 13 North American Habitual Losers

      1. Bobby Valentine
      2. Chicago Cubs
      3. Al Gore
      4. Washington Generals basketball team.

      5. United States national cricket team

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      • 13 North American Habitual Losers

        1. Bobby Valentine
        2. Chicago Cubs
        3. Al Gore
        4. Washington Generals basketball team.
        5. United States national cricket team

        6. Lyndon LaRouche



        This guy fits into so many categories (weirdo, flake) but we'll call him a loser for the simple reason that he's run for president eight times and has earned all of 40,000 votes combined.
        I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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        • 13 North American Habitual Losers

          1. Bobby Valentine
          2. Chicago Cubs
          3. Al Gore
          4. Washington Generals basketball team.
          5. United States national cricket team
          6. Lyndon LaRouche

          7. Robert Stanfield

          Often acknowledged as "The best Prime Minister Canada never had." He was unfortunate enough to be trying for the highest office at the same time as the wildly popular Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who defeated him in 3 elections.

          Trudeau was the master of the sound bite, and other media requirements of a politician. Stanfield, not so much. During a campain stop in 1974, someone broke out a football for some exercise. There are 36 pictures of Stanfield fielding the ball well, like this:


          He dropped the ball once, but guess which picture ran in national papers the next day?

          Last edited by Roadkiller; 06 Apr 12, 13:06.
          Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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          • 13 North American Habitual Losers

            1. Bobby Valentine
            2. Chicago Cubs
            3. Al Gore
            4. Washington Generals basketball team.
            5. United States national cricket team
            6. Lyndon LaRouche
            7. Robert Stanfield

            8. David Patterson







            He was merely an ego-maniac's running-mate, but when Elliot Spitzer crashed-and-burned in the wake of wiring money ( ) to a prostitute, Patterson took over a governor's office in total disarray, and on the verge of the worst economic downturn in a generation. It promptly came out that he had smoked marijuana, snorted cocaine, and philandered with women other than his wife. He enjoyed no clout with the dysfunctional state legislature, and no popularity with the electorate. He complained that his unpopularity was due to his race, but when Barack Obama's camp told him to can it and not run for governor, he knew that his political career was over. The lowest blow came when Saturday Night Live depicted him as being so blind (as an infant Patterson contracted an ear infection that permanently damaged his optic nerve, leaving him terribly, but not completely blind ever since) that he couldn't hold a chart up the right way. Hell, even while working for the Queens Co District Attorney he couldn't pass the bar exam. All-in-all, David Patterson qualifies as a bona fide loser.
            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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            • 13 North American Habitual Losers

              1. Bobby Valentine
              2. Chicago Cubs
              3. Al Gore
              4. Washington Generals basketball team.
              5. United States national cricket team
              6. Lyndon LaRouche
              7. Robert Stanfield
              8. David Patterson

              9. William Jennings Bryan

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              • Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
                13 North American Habitual Losers
                9. William Jennings Bryan
                Can't let this go by without comment. Yes, he lost three presidential elections (and the Scopes Monkey Trial), but he, as a person, was not an habitual loser. In fact I would venture to say that he was one of America's greatest men of his generation. The fact that his name is still remembered today is testament to this.

                The Buffalo Bills lost three consecutive Super Bowl games. Are they losers too?

                Cheers,
                Dan.
                So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

                Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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                • 13 North American Habitual Losers

                  1. Bobby Valentine
                  2. Chicago Cubs
                  3. Al Gore
                  4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                  5. United States national cricket team
                  6. Lyndon LaRouche
                  7. Robert Stanfield
                  8. David Patterson
                  9. William Jennings Bryan

                  10. Benedict Arnold

                  So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

                  Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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                  • Originally posted by Dan M View Post
                    Can't let this go by without comment. Yes, he lost three presidential elections (and the Scopes Monkey Trial), but he, as a person, was not an habitual loser. In fact I would venture to say that he was one of America's greatest men of his generation. The fact that his name is still remembered today is testament to this.

                    The Buffalo Bills lost three consecutive Super Bowl games. Are they losers too?

                    Cheers,
                    Dan.
                    In any competition played out to completion, there are three options: win, lose or draw. When it came to presidential elections, Bryan didn't win. He didn't tie. When it came to Super Bowls, the same is true for the Bills. (they lost 4 straight, by the way).
                    They can be remembered for their accomplishments, but obtaining the brass ring isn't among them.

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                    • 13 North American Habitual Losers

                      1. Bobby Valentine
                      2. Chicago Cubs
                      3. Al Gore
                      4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                      5. United States national cricket team
                      6. Lyndon LaRouche
                      7. Robert Stanfield
                      8. David Patterson
                      9. William Jennings Bryan
                      10. Benedict Arnold

                      11. Herr Schicklgruber



                      When life opens by dealing you only one nut, it can't bode too well for the future. Well, in his case, it didn't.
                      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                      • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                        13 North American Habitual Losers

                        1. Bobby Valentine
                        2. Chicago Cubs
                        3. Al Gore
                        4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                        5. United States national cricket team
                        6. Lyndon LaRouche
                        7. Robert Stanfield
                        8. David Patterson
                        9. William Jennings Bryan
                        10. Benedict Arnold

                        11. Herr Schicklgruber

                        When life opens by dealing you only one nut, it can't bode too well for the future. Well, in his case, it didn't.
                        Ummm ... North American?

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                        • What: never had a brain fart?

                          13 North American Habitual Losers

                          1. Bobby Valentine
                          2. Chicago Cubs
                          3. Al Gore
                          4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                          5. United States national cricket team
                          6. Lyndon LaRouche
                          7. Robert Stanfield
                          8. David Patterson
                          9. William Jennings Bryan
                          10. Benedict Arnold

                          11. Vincent Impellitteri



                          New York City mayor 1950-1953, he was a crooked cop who lucked into being the Five Families' man in City Hall. He fled office -- and the country -- early to escape Federal prosecution for corruption.
                          I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                          • 13 North American Habitual Losers

                            1. Bobby Valentine
                            2. Chicago Cubs
                            3. Al Gore
                            4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                            5. United States national cricket team
                            6. Lyndon LaRouche
                            7. Robert Stanfield
                            8. David Patterson
                            9. William Jennings Bryan
                            10. Benedict Arnold
                            11. Vincent Impellitteri

                            12. The Brooklyn Brawler

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                            • 13 North American Habitual Losers

                              1. Bobby Valentine
                              2. Chicago Cubs
                              3. Al Gore
                              4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                              5. United States national cricket team
                              6. Lyndon LaRouche
                              7. Robert Stanfield
                              8. David Patterson
                              9. William Jennings Bryan
                              10. Benedict Arnold
                              11. Vincent Impellitteri
                              12. The Brooklyn Brawler

                              I had to look that up. Here's one with which you should be familiar.

                              13. Dan Marino



                              Came to Miami with big promises, put up big stats -- and and ultimately left town with no rings. Hell, he only appeared in one Super Bowl -- and that was his second year with the Fish.
                              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                              • Originally posted by slick_miester View Post
                                13 North American Habitual Losers

                                1. Bobby Valentine
                                2. Chicago Cubs
                                3. Al Gore
                                4. Washington Generals basketball team.
                                5. United States national cricket team
                                6. Lyndon LaRouche
                                7. Robert Stanfield
                                8. David Patterson
                                9. William Jennings Bryan
                                10. Benedict Arnold
                                11. Vincent Impellitteri
                                12. The Brooklyn Brawler

                                I had to look that up. Here's one with which you should be familiar.

                                13. Dan Marino



                                Came to Miami with big promises, put up big stats -- and and ultimately left town with no rings. Hell, he only appeared in one Super Bowl -- and that was his second year with the Fish.
                                Under the definition I posted above, I spose you're right.

                                Its only too bad I didn't think to post the NY Rangers 1941-1993. Now I feel better.

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