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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:45 PM

SUre!! I am sure you wil, in any case, good Hawk. So I will steel myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:36 PM

An intriguing question. Are you sure you want me to answer it?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:28 PM

SO your yellow-brick road land is peopled with legless beings, as well as Chimps and hamsters?

How do you get any sleep at night?



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:18 PM

As I have said before, Amos, I'll see your swan and raise you two ducks and an albatross. ;-)

You remind me of a slug, sir. You haven't got a leg to stand on.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:12 PM

Mwahahahaha!!! Let me get this straight...my figment claims she was invented by YOUR figment? No....wait...your figment denies the reality of my figment because you are a Valid Source of figments and I am not? Mwahahaha. And you want to haul the justice system into this mess of mirage pottage???? And you call ME a Republican??????Mwahahahahaha!!!!

I swan, Little HAwk, your pretense at umbrage about Chinga is almost as funny as your defense of Mister Chump Chimp itself!!!



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 07:53 PM

There are days when I have to pity you, Amos, given the fact that you live in some kind of fantasy world entirely of your own creation, a world in which only the things that you believe in are real while all else is open to question or outright denial. A world in which a heroically fought campaign on behalf of American apes and monkeys merits no recognition whatsoever. A world in which a spurious female chimpanzee with the hysterically unlikely name of "Chinga" spouts utterly ridiculous false accusations against a real chimpanzee named Chongo whom you, the iventor of the aforsaid "Chinga", have the audacity to claim is nothing but a figment of MY imagination! Good heavens, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I cannot for the life of me imagine why you weren't backing McCain and Palin in the recent election, because your taste for fantasy would suit you so well in that role.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 07:42 PM

"Your honor, these men have been spreading completely slanderous stories about my client!"

"And your client is whom, Counsellor?"

"Chongo Chimp, your Honor."

"And he retained you to prosecute these men, did he?"

"Well, no, your Honor, not exactly. His primary liaison officer, Little Hawk, retained me."

"I see. And did Mister Chimp then explain his case to you against these men?"

"No, sir. It was explained to me, and the evidence for it provided, by Little Hawk."

"Hmmmm. Well, did this Mister Chimp agree to this prosecution at any point?"

"Well, your honor, Little Hawk says he did."

"Counsellor, have you even met your client yet?"

"Well, not directly. Little Hawk has relayed all communications between us. But that does not change the fundamentals of our case, your Honor."

"We will reserve judgement, Counsellor, as far as that is concerned. So what is it that Mister Chump asserts these men have done to his harm?"

"That's Chimp, your Honor. Chongo Chimp. Your honor, one of them invented an imaginary headline stating that the other had had to intercede on behalf of a drunk chimpanzee. The story is scurrilous and false."

"I see. Was Mister Chump, your client, referred to in the headline?"

""Chimp", your Honor. Chongo Chimp. ANd not directly, but in the context of the discussion there was no question of the libelous intent."

"How so? What was being discussed?"

"The ending of Chongo Chimp's candidacy for President of the United States, your Honor".

"Well, why have I never heard of this candidacy??? I have been following all the political news very closely, Counselor. I have never heard of Mister Chimp. And what kind of a name is that, anyway? When did he declare this candidacy? What party did this man think he was a candidate for??"

"Well, er, your Honor, Chongo Chimp is not, that is...well his candidacy was a fiction, your honor, but it was being discussed as though it were real...".

"Oh? Like a high-school mock election? ANd what party did this man represent in this pretend election?"

"Well, you see...your Honor...um, that is...Chongo Chimp is not actually a man."

"What? Not a man??? A woman, then?"

"Well, no your HOnor, not a human, exactly...".

"Not human???? Not HUMAN??? Counselor you had better have an explanation for this, and it had better be good. Are you telling me that he was actually the drunk chimp in the headline? Are you trying to bring a lawsuit on behalf of a chimpanzee, Counselor????"

"Well, your Honor, not exactly."

"Explain yourself, buster, and make it fast. You are wasting my time. Who exactly IS your client and what sort of creature is he???"

"Well, your Honor...that is...I suppose he is sort of a playmate to the representative, Little Hawk. A sort of...well, perhaps he should be called an imaginary playmate....".

"BAILIFFFFF!!!! GET THIS PERSON OUT OF MY COURTROOM!!! If he reissts slap him in cuffs and put him in the slammer for contempt!!!   OUT!!!!!! OUT!!!!!!"


Yeah, it would my head spin, all right!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 07:12 PM

Now look, guys, the election is over! There is no need for spreading around these scurrilous and completely unfounded accusations, cos Chongo is not running for office now and he has no future plans to. I advise you to both back off right now or get slapped with a libel suit that will make your heads swim.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 06:37 PM

LOCAL LIBRARIAN INTERCEDES TO KEEP DRUNK CHIMP OUT OF HOOSEGOW


Pleads Compassion for Fellow Simians; Charges Fuzz with Speciesism



Wodda story. Wait 'til Hannity and Colmes get a hold of THIS!!



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 05:55 PM

That was the Bourbon Barrel on Lewis Avenue here, and they refused to serve him because he was drunk (threw up on the bartender, in fact) and molesting several of the (women) customers, one of who was a nun who had stopped in to pick up the altar wine for Sunday Mass. It took all the pull I could manage and then some to keep Chongo out of jail and the story out of the newspapers and the media in general.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 05:14 PM

Idaho has been a hotbed of specism for as long as I can remember. I hope that Rapaire's recent run for VP on the American Primate Party ticket will have a reformative effect on many other Idahoans.

Chongo says that people in Idaho always look at him "weird" when he's driving around there or when he goes into a bar. One place refused point blank to even serve him! Disgraceful.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 03:17 PM

It's actually the SocialAnarchist Orderly Brotherhood (SOB)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 01:07 PM

Sounds about typical--if someone else wins it causes you undue hardship, right? But if you win, it is obviously the "will of the people" and a "mandate" even if it was only a .5% margin.

You SOciable Anarchists are all the same.



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 01:03 PM

Dear Mr. Amos,

In case it has escaped your notice, Idaho has two Representatives and one of them is now a member of the Democratic Party.

Idaho Republicans are suing because this has been the direct cause of several heart attacks and has "pushed" at least three people "over the edge," requiring them to be institutionalized.

By the way, I voted Sociable Anarchist Party.

Sincere yours, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 11:42 AM

Rapaire:

It was not you who was elected--you may recall you conceded. Besides, I am at work.

And so is President Elect Obama.

You Republicans get so bossy sometimes!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 10:33 AM

It's interesting hearing about the process of putting together a staff and cabinet. Diane Rehm is talking about it on the first hour of her program this morning.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 09:41 AM

The time for cheering and shouting is over; it's time to get to work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 09:20 AM

Well put.

The racial divide and the terrible history of the Civil War and Reconstruction left a unique mark on the history of the USA which has had repercussions right to the present time. We have now witnessed another huge step towards correcting the errors of that tragic past.

Obama's victory gives America a chance also to fully restore its dignity and respect in the international arena. What an opportunity! I hope Mr Obama is able to make the very best of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 08 - 08:47 AM

Rosa Parks sat in 1955. Martin Luther King walked in 1963. Barack Obama ran in 2008. That our children might fly.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 08:49 PM

Yes, that's what I meant to say.

It was perfect.

Right.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 08:32 PM

I read it also. It was perfect, there was nothing more to add. So I didn't. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 06:01 PM

You're wrong, sir. I read it scrupulously, and then clicked the little close button.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 05:13 PM

You should have titled it "My confession and complete apology". The site would have probably crashed when fifty different people all tried simultaneously to open your thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 04:31 PM

In the BS section, of course. I believe it's entitled "My Concession Speech."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 03:43 PM

where did you post it, Rapaire?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 03:18 PM

Only Ebbie has read my concession speech.

I think I'll jump in the river and sprain my ankles, only it's too chilly out.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 10:30 AM

A two to one majority is indeed a mandate. A two-point-one majority is not.

I am deeply moved by the fact that Obama's election was a landslide in electoral terms, even though it was not in popular terms. In World Terms, no question.

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 10:05 AM

Someone needs to nudge Dubya and point out that THIS is what the word "Mandate" applies to.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 08:19 AM

I just posted my concession speech.

Sorry, Mom. I guess a campaign warchest of USD 2.50 and a partially used phone card don't go as far as it used to.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 01:47 AM

WhOOO-HOOO!!!!!!!!!!   What a celebration! Even Chongo and his buddies at the APP are celebrating, even though they pulled in less than half a percent of the vote. You know why? They know they can work with this new administration. Banana Dacquiris all around!

We Canadians are mostly very happy about it too, I can assure you, for much the same reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 05 Nov 08 - 01:04 AM

Congratulations to the United States; not the blue or the red states, but the United States.

Tonight has marked the beginning of an epoch, and the watershed of a generation.

I am blown away at what has occurred in American history before my very eyes.

Thank you, America.



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 11:35 PM

Whew!

I think the voles are out dancing in the garden tonight. I'll check when I go pull the Obama sign from the yard. In case a disappointed Texas neighbor decides to take it out on my sign or yard.

Have another glass of wine!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 09:55 PM

Get a gas-tight bag filled with helium and tie it to their little tails. They will float away on your beautiful voleloon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 05:13 PM

To solve a vole infestation you must think volistically and consider the vole problem. Grasp the gestalt and you will grasp the vole thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 05:09 PM

I am sure that with a little light-fingered skullduggery our own ignoble sibling Rapaire can provide you with a Have-a-Rapaire-trap, much cheaper. He knows where to get such things wholesale, by lifting them without credit from others.

You can him to provide you with a Podcast of his noble self reciting his wonderful composition, "The Jam at Gerry's Rocks", or perhaps his eternal poem, "Ozymandias", or his incomparable "RIding Through the Woods on a Snowy Evening".

That will bore the voles to death. Better still let him sing his memorable Italian song to them from an iPod set to Repeat:

"VOOOOOLE!   ARAY!!!   WOAHOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!

VOLE, AREZ! WHOAH WHOAH WHOAH WHOAH!!!!!!"


They will flee, I guarantee it.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 03:57 PM

Ha!

Sue me.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 03:29 PM

The next number is Stilly's, and anyone else who takes it is a cad and a poltroon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 02:41 PM

If they're not one of the endangered species let the dogs have at them.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:56 PM

Ah, the joy of universal concurrence... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:50 PM

I saw an interesting ballet about Joaquin Murietta a couple of years ago. Well done.

These latest Hart-attacks remind me--I need to decide what to do about voles in the front yard. Get a have-a-heart trap and release them miles away, or let the dogs have a go at the compost. They love hunting out critters like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:48 PM

He still rides. You can see him on the nights of the full moon, riding his stallion El Caballo Negro, Manuel Garcia at his side, holding aloft the head of Captain Love as his powerful horse rear up and the rider shouts, "Muerto a todos!" and throws the grisly head at the viewer....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 01:27 PM

AH, the Californian's own Robino Hoodo, the terror of Monterey.

He never died, you know.

They said it was his head, in the glass jar on display, pickled in brandy. But his sister knew better.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 12:46 PM

Joaquin Miller was a good ol' Hoosier boy from the banks of the Wabash far away.

Now, Joaquin Muiretta....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 12:28 PM

So, what, Rapaire? Harte wasn't rich enough soil for you to steal, so you went and lifted Joaquin Miller, too?

You think Texans will treat you any kindlier than the Californios whent hey catch up with you?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 12:21 PM

Goodness sakes! What melodrama.

While the defence of the Alamo was indeed very courageous and they inflicted great numbers of casualties on the Mexicans...there is no need to call the one man who left a "coward". He was a man with a family, and he showed very good judgement (plus a good deal of courage) in attempting to slip out through the Mexican encirclement...not an easy thing to do. He might very well have died in the attempt (they would certainly have killed him if they caught him), but he made it.

He was not a coward. Like all the others at the fortress he was offered a clear and honorable choice by Travis:

1. stay and face certain death in a battle that cannot be won
2. or slip out now while you still can and take your chances with the Mexicans

Either choice was entirely honorable, and that's why Travis offered those 2 choices. To stay was bravado...or it was defiance...or it was sheer fatalism...or it was simply an unwillingness to show any form of supposed weakness before the others.

I put it to you that that is itself a common form of cowardice. It's the fear of what the others may think! That was one of the things that got a lot of young Japanese soldiers killed uselessly and unnecessarily in WWII. Don't you think that man's family were glad he got out alive to return to them? Would they rather he died under the Mexican bayonets? I don't think so, unless they were complete idiots.

There is no reason to disparage either the man who left or the men who stayed. They both took an honorable choice, and they both faced the frightening consequences. There was no easy way out of that situation, because Santa Ana had the place surrounded, and he had sworn to kill all its occupants.

As for the battle, it did not rage all day and all night fer Chrissake. The final assault came by surprise in the wee hours of the morning before dawn, and it was over by the time the sun was up. It was a relatively brief, desperate fight in the pre-dawn darkness. The Texicans did indeed inflict very heavy losses on the Mexicans...and both sides showed tremendous courage in the battle. The Mexicans took very heavy losses for two reasons:

1. They were assaulting a fortified position with massed infantry...which makes a superb target for rifles and cannons.
2. Many of the Texicans were quite experienced sharpshooters (people with hunting experience) and they were armed with good long distance rifles. This enabled them to kill a lot of Mexicans before the walls were scaled.

Santa Ana was reckless with his men. He didn't need to expose them in that fashion. He could have simply besieged the fort and starved it out and negotiated a surrender, but he was an impatient and arrogant man....and he obviously didn't really give a damn about the lives of his own soldiers. His autocratic incompetence throughout the campaign was what secured the Texan victory.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 12:03 PM

Oh, yeah. That's like asking Dick CHeney what one should think of Barack Obama. Or maybe, more like asking Michelle Obama her opinion of Donald Rumsfeld. OR maybe....hell with it, anyway--Mister Twain obviously felt threatened by Mister Harte way back when.

And I do not need to point out that is only in sinning against a man that you come up with hypercritical attitudes about him, in order to lessen your own view of your own offense.

Thus, in your guilt at lifting Mister Harte's work without crediting it to him, you hve gone and dug up all the most currilous condemnations of him you could find. But it is not rationalization and justification that will enable you to sleep again at night, Rapaire. It is honesty.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 11:59 AM

The Defence Of The Alamo

Santa Ana came storming, as a storm might come;
   There was rumble of cannon; there was rattle of blade;
There was cavalry, infantry, bugle and drum—
   Full seven thousand in pomp and parade.
The chivalry, flower of Mexico;
And a gaunt two hundred in the Alamo!

And thirty lay sick, and some were shot through;
   For the siege had been bitter, and bloody, and long.
"Surrender, or die!"—"Men, what will you do?"
   And Travis, great Travis, drew sword, quick and strong;
Drew a line at his feet. . . . "Will you come" Will you go?
I die with my wounded, in the Alamo."

Then Bowie gasped, "Lead me over that line!"
   Then Crockett, one hand to the sick, one hand to his gun,
Crossed with him; then never a word or a sign
   Till all, sick or well, all, all save but one,
One man. Then a woman stepped, praying, and slow
Across; to die at her post in the Alamo.

Then that one coward fled, in the night, in that night
   When all men silently prayed and thought
Of home; of to-morrow; of God and the right,
   Till dawn; and with dawn came Travis's cannon-shot,
In answer to insolent Mexico,
From the old bell-tower of the Alamo.

Then came Santa Ana; a crescent of flame!
   Then the red escalade; then the fight hand to hand;
Such an unequal fight as never had name
   Since the Persian hordes butchered that doomed Spartan band.
All day—all day and all night; and the morning? so slow,
Through the battle smoke mantling the Alamo.

Now silence! Such silence! Two thousand lay dead
   In a crescent outside! And within? Not a breath
Save the gasp of a woman, with gory gashed head,
   All alone, all alone there, waiting for death;
And she but a nurse. Yet when shall we know
Another like this of the Alamo?

Shout "Victory, victory, victory ho!"
   I say 'tis not always to the hosts that win!
I say that the victory, high or low,
   Is given the hero who grapples with sin,
Or legion or single; just asking to know
When duty fronts death in his Alamo.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 11:55 AM

THIS is Mark Twain on Bret Harte:

In the early days I liked Bret Harte and so did the others, but by and by I got over it; so also did the others. He couldn't keep a friend permanently. He was bad, distinctly bad; he had no feeling and he had no conscience.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography

Harte is a liar, a thief, a swindler, a snob, a sot, a sponge, a coward, a Jeremy Diddler, he is brim full of treachery, and he conceals his Jewish birth as if he considered it a disgrace.
- Letter to W. D. Howells, 6/1878

Harte, in a mild and colorless way, was that kind of man--that is to say, he was a man without a country; no, not man--man is too strong a term; he was an invertebrate without a country. He hadn't any more passion for his country than an oyster has for its bed; in fact not so much and I apologize to the oyster.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography

I detest him, because I think his work is 'shoddy.' His forte is pathos but there should be no pathos which does not come out of a man's heart. He has no heart, except his name, and I consider he has produced nothing that is genuine. He is artificial.
- interview in Sydney Australia Argus, 9/17/1895


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 11:52 AM

Um...Rapaire...ya know I love you like a long-forgotten brother, but seems to me, I'm jes' saying, that when you step afoul of the law, and are surrounded by dusty, pissed-off Californios with WInchesters and a hemp rope, who are already annoyed with you for dragging them away from their claims in order to hunt you down....well, it just strikes me the thing to do is not wave your fist in sultry defiance, but to step up to your errors and admit them like a man, apologizxe and promise to sin no more. I am sure they'd rather save the cost of the rope, as they could use it for hauling up ore-cars or dragging around their milling parts.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 08 - 11:46 AM

A POEM
By Black Bart,
the Po8

I've labored long and hard for gold
For honor and for riches
But on my corns too long you've trod
You fine-haired sons-of-bitches.


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