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Subject: BS: Angels Against Angels
From: GUEST,Peter Woodruff
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 05:37 PM

I witnessed an epiphony today! I have an Epiphone guitar and I will play it again today to write a song of angels. Angels come to us in many forms and today I saw angels confronting angels at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, soon to be closed to fund several new U.S. emperical bases in the oil colony of Iraq. Bush's policy of closing military bases in "Blue States", to disarm the "Blue States" in time of terrorist attacks and natural disasters, to fatten "Red States" is abominable!

"We'll leave the blue states indefensible and we will leave New Orleans indefesible too! "I hate blue states an red states with democrats in control! I also want to double up the pork for the stupid people that voted for me in the true red states. It's the only the right thing to do." W

I witnessed an epiphony today! Angels against angels were battling it out in Brunswick, Maine. Right in front of me and over my head! I was terrified of such ill-used "Shock and Awe" power while we were peacably trying to bring attention to the gross national shame of an immoral war we were lied into!

Angels on the ground calling fo peace, Blue Angels in the air recruiting for war...NO MORE WAR!

I was witness to The Great State of Maine Airshow!...and the Protest of this illconcieved war in Iraq to provide a colony for the import of oil to America.

You Bastard W


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 05:47 PM

According to Amnesty International, an extremely liberal and pacifist outfit, Saddam Hussein murdered 300,000 of his own citizens. Some were tortured, the 'luckier' victims died quickly of Saddam's nerve gas. He also started a war with Iran which cost another 1.1 million lives. Grand total for 24 years of Saddam Hussein's reigh of terror: 1.4 million, of about 159 dead per day.

George W. Bush put an end to Saddam's terror. Most Americans regard this as a good thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 05:54 PM

Peter, on your best day, you are only paranoid.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 05:56 PM

Obviously this ain't one of his best days!


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,Peter Wooruff
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 06:05 PM

I was there, You were not! W stands for the worst government anyone could buy!

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Kaleea
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 06:12 PM

whut?


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 06:22 PM

P stands for Paddy, I suppose,
J's for my love, John;
W stands for false Willy-O,
But Johnny is the fairest man.

Looks like the song need updating


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 06:34 PM

W stands for anything that will help make his friends richer, more powerful and less accountable.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 06:47 PM

W has always stood for the worst Government anyone could buy.

Washington


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 06:59 PM

...as a great thinker once remarked:

       "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by folk music."


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 07:24 PM

(The same Guest just before you).........

Pray tell, pdq, how were you able to discern that I grew up in the 60s. Way too many Hootenannies - or perhaps not. Quite the era.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 07:29 PM

Random acts of humor. Don't take any of them personally.

BTW, joining and taking a regular name are free. Hint, hint.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 07:47 PM

BTW, joining and taking a regular name are free. Hint, hint.

But perhaps not even possible for some at the moment. There were domain name changes today and reports in help and at the Annexe of people not able to enter the site (and if it is a nameserver change may not be able to for a while yet unless they use IP address). I suspect that is why the place has been so dead today (although it seems to have slowed down for a week or more in terms of traffic - but not quite this slow).

http://207.103.108.105/thread.cfm should work if anyone knows anyone stuck.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 07:53 PM

Wuss

Wiener

Woefull

Wrong

Witless

Wacko

Wimp

Willfull liar

Worst

Wafter

Wallower

Wantabee

Warmonger

WASP

Warthog

Washrag

Weak

Weizel

Wierdo

Whacked

Whinner

Whore

Wretched

Yeah, thems fir starters...

A miserable little man with not one ounce of morality...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:07 PM

It's sorta like the Mayor's son being made Head Prefect...


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,W
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:18 PM

Point well taken, pdq. and considered a random act of humor. Are you old enought to remember the 'Hootenannies' in the 60s? Fairly early 60's. A good time, perhaps brain damaging but nontheless, a good time.

...and bobert has such a way with words.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:20 PM

Use ta call 'em Hoots. Called somethin' else hoots, too, but I can't remember what. Mighta been my dog.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:20 PM

No. Maybe the cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:21 PM

Naw. Just recalled I never had a cat.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:22 PM

Nobody has suggested what in the UK and in Australia would be the most obvious W word for the man.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:25 PM

Woefully wicked whoozit?


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:33 PM

Not quite, GUEST, W. I was 13 when Doc Watson's eponymous record came out. Took me seven years to get "Deep River Blues" and "Sittin' on Top of the World" down, albeit in simplified form. By then nobody wanted to listen to 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: dianavan
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:43 PM

Who goaded Saddam into a war with Iran and who supplied the weapons?


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: dianavan
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:43 PM

That last post was a question for pdq.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:51 PM

pdq - The USA funded and armed Saddam to fight that war against Iran on behalf of the USA! Are we later to thank the USA for bringing him down? The USA shares complicity IN the deaths of the 1.1 million who died in the Iran-Iraq war. It was America's indirect revenge attack on Iran for the hostage crisis of the late 70's. Saddam was the USA's triggerman in the Middle East at that time. The intention of that war was to completely defeat and occupy Iran and destroy its Islamic government. That intention met bloody failure.

George Bush "put an end to Saddam's terror", as you put it, by launching a new and greater terror all his own...and it has not yet ended.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:52 PM

It rhymes with Merchant Banker.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:55 PM

GOT IT! Good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:55 PM

Nobody has suggested what in the UK and in Australia would be the most obvious W word for the man.

I wonder what he thinks of when he does it. He probably makes dollar notes go sticky...


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 09:04 PM

Please don't cover the same ground over and over again.

Saddam was responsible for 159 deaths per day for 24 years.

Now, conflict in Iraq kills about 16 per day.

Not perfect, but better.

Jimmy Carter's stabbing the Shah of Iran in the back triggered the chain of events we see starting in 1979.

Agree or disagree, let's all pray that peace and justice come to Iraq real soon. That is all I have to say.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 09:22 PM

pdq,

Perhaps you'd like to prvide yer source on the 159 per day... And then maybe you'd like to provide us with the per day, in the year leadin' up to Bush 's decision to invade...

Too much to ask??>

Oh, Fox news???

Why din't you say so... An impeacable source...

Not...

Yeah, it's easy to parrot stuff without actually knowing much about where the sats come from... Garbage in, garbage out...

But, how 'bout them sources???...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 09:28 PM

Good luck fixin' up those three properties you bought.

I bought two "distressed properties" myself this year.

Who is fixin' 'em up? Me.

Good luck with 'em. Really. Small world, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Angels Against Angels
From: freda underhill
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 09:34 PM

pdq

like you I want peace and justice in Iraq. I also understand the pragmatism of political alliances.

Saïd K Aburish, a former government Minister under Saddam Hussein, has written several books, one of them "Saddam Hussein, The Politics of Revenge" published by Bloomsbury in 2000. Pages 136 - 138 describe how in 1975 the US Government knowingly helped Iraq obtain the technology to build its first chemical warfare plant. The author was involved in these negotiations, and documents meetings, officials and companies involved. He explains how in 1974, an Iraqi delegation "led by Dr Mohammed Al Shukri of the Iraqi Ministry of Industry, but operating under the cover of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, visited Pfaulder Corporation of Rochester, New York, a specialist in chemical plant manufacture."

Saddam Hussein, The Politics of Revenge, Said K Aburish p 137

He goes on to describe the tooing and froing between Iraq and the US that led to the US passing on to the Iraqi government blueprints for their first chemical weapons plant. The author cites letters, and documents which involved both the US government and MI5.

the book also documents co-operation between the Baath Party and the CIA.

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 09:47 PM

Waitin' on the sources, pdq...

Got nuthin' to do with what we do a small businessmen...

The sources????

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: kendall
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 10:05 PM

How can anyone with an IQ over 60 support that nitwit?


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 10:06 PM

freda,

You are free to believe what you wish to believe. I have the same right. Thanks.

BTW, isn't it getting toward Spring for you 'down under' types?

We had a great spring wildflower show here in the desert this year. Hope you have the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 10:17 PM

Okay, we can safely assume that Saddam wasn't actually killin' 157 people very day leadin' up to the Bush administration orderin' an attack that may have killed upwards of 100,000 people...

I'll give the Wes Ginny Slide Rule a break on this one but given what Iraq has become, one's cahn ces of surviving thru the day in Iraq ain't as good these days as they were under Saddam...

Plus, here's what really bugs me... Donnie Rumsfelf goes to Iraq and shakes Saddam's hand and gives him all kinds of toys includin' a gold plated M-16 and then Saddam is no longer needed and so rather than the US keep him contained until they need him again, they go blow the entire friggin' country up???...

Like whoes idea was this?? Michael Brown's????

Dumbass foriegn policy... NO wonder Bush's popularity ratin' has dropped to an all time low... He has worker very hard (no, not really) to deserve to be where he is...

The worst president since, ahhhh, hmmmmmm??? Maybe ever.... And that is beatin' out a lotta stinkos....

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 10:21 PM

Actually, I find pounding on Bush to be a bit boring at this point. It's like hammering away at a nail that's already countersunk.

Re pdq: I've noticed that when anybody makes a critical remark about Bush or the Republican administration, he doesn't try to refute the criticism (difficult to do), he rummages around in the "ancient history" closet for a Democrat to attack.

Diversion. Karl Rove tactics.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 10:29 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Don. Always a pleasure to chat with you too.

Maybe you can answer a question: If Al Gore were a Republican and George W. Bush were the Democrat in 2000, would still have voted for Gore?


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 10:34 PM

I'm kinda with you, Don, 'cept that these days whenm we hammer at Bush the Bushites know that we're talkin' the truth...

But, personally, I'm weary of it... Bush has just 'bout worn me out with his string of disappointments... I guess I'm the eternal opomist... I mean, I thought that right after Katrina he would come out and do right... But he din't... He went off to California to try to sell his Medicaid reform???

To me that was like being a ER doctor and treatin' the flu case over the gunshot case...

I mean, can this guy really be that much outta the loop???

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: freda underhill
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 12:59 AM

Spring is just peeping around the corner here pdq, and very beautiful it is, too!


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:48 AM

How can anyone with an IQ over 60 support that nitwit? - Kendell

Judging from posts like the one below, I think its possible that on this thread at least that no one with an IQ over 60 does support that nitwit. The question would be nonsense even if it made any kind of gramatic sense. :)

Maybe you can answer a question: If Al Gore were a Republican and George W. Bush were the Democrat in 2000, would still have voted for Gore? - pdq

I admire your desire to try to be funny by saying foolish things. But you've taken that way too far.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:18 AM

It's terribly easy:

T stands for Tony, I suppose,
J for my love, Jacques;
W stands for thick Georgie-O
But Saddam is the fairest man.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 04:33 AM

You just take out the l and replace it with an n.
G.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: kendall
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 07:31 AM

The name is Kendall, with an "A" not an "E"

I'll answer that question even though it is not grammatically correct,

A working man voting for a republican is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.

Personalities mean little to me, it's what their party stands for that counts. I detest Ted Kennedy but I agree with his politics. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are loud mouth trouble makers, yet I like their politics.
On the other hand, I like John McCain but I can't vote for him because I don't like his politics.

I ask myself, "What has the republican party ever done for the working man (me)?? I'm still waiting for the answer.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Tam the man
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 09:34 AM

W stands for Wanker, and that also goes for the people that voted/campigned for the Wanker.

But he's your president and you're stuck with him.

Tam frae Scotland,

I tihnk that you lot might need a better voting system than what you've all ready got anyway.

Say proposinal resentertion (spelling) in other words one man one vote.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 11:06 AM

Tam:

The phrase is "Proportional Representation" = One man one vote.

Unfortuanately the US & the UK already have "One Man One Vote"
In the States the man is Bush & over here it's Blair

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: number 6
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 11:51 AM

I was down in Brunswick Maine last weekend .. with my Taylor. I didn't see any angels, I certainly didn't witness an epiphony.

But back in the motel room very early in the wee hours of Sunday morning after jamming with some friends, watching CNN news on the TV I did relaize I was in a nation in dire Want of something, something they don't know, or something they can't just grasp.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 12:19 PM

Don Firth, you don't countersink nails, that is a process related only to screws.

But it does seem appropriate for Bush/Cheney, arguably the greatest screwups in US history.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 12:44 PM

Grammatically correct, eh?

Remember, nobody is pluperfect.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 01:39 PM

pdq, your theoretical question to me is meaningless. Gore, believing what he believes, would never have been a Republican. And Bush, believing as he does would never have been a Democrat. I voted (and will continue to vote) based on my understanding of the beliefs of the candidates--how well they coincided with what I believe.

So if I don't answer your question, it's because I can hardly answer a question that is basically nonsensical.

I'm not going to get sucked into that kind of trap.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Metchosin
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 01:42 PM

Countersink only relates to screws? Huh? While you can drill a hole to accept a countersunk screw, you can also buy at least 5 different size punches to countersink a nail or use a nail as a countersink in a pinch, if you are careful. Obviously I have nothing to add to this thread except a bit of pedantry.

On second thought I'll pass on this, although dated.

Chris Rock's "Quote of the Year"
 
"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy,  the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance,Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon.    Need I say more?"


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 01:48 PM

Don,

If you know what Al Gore really believes, you are doing better than Al Gore.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:15 PM

Cheap shot, pdq. Gore has written several books. If you don't have any idea of what he believes, that's not his fault, it's yours.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:20 PM

By the way, I know that Bush has never written any books. I wonder if he's ever read one. . . .

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:22 PM

During the 2000 election campaign, Ralph Nader was frequently accused of "siphoning votes away" from Al Gore.

In response, Ralph Nader pointed out that "everytime he opens his mouth, Al Gore siphons vote away from Al Gore!"


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:23 PM

My mistake! Bush was reading "My Little Puppy" to a group of school children on this exact date, four years ago!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:30 PM

Doin Firth admits a mistake! A first!

Actually, while Al Gore may have written books, he never read them.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:43 PM

For you enlightenment and education, pdq, probably the best known of Al Gore's books is

Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit
.   And he has written five other books on government. Check your local library, or Amazon.

There are a number of books about him, such as The World According To Al Gore : An A-To-Z Compilation Of His Opinions, Positions, And Public Statements, by Joseph Kaufman

So there is no scarcity of source material for athe person who is not just interested in snotty remarks, but who genuinely wants to know.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:46 PM

Again, during the 2000 presidential election, there were questions about "core beliefs".

Originally considered a pro-family, Christian and relatively conservative, Gore eventually made statements that contradicted most of his previous position on issues.

Joe Lieberman had the same problem. In order to follow the "ethically challenged" Clinton administration, he had to change his position on the issues of crime, abortion and pornography, just to name a few.

Eventually, a frustrated supporter said of Lieberman, "he no longer has core beliefs, he has Gore beliefs!"


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:00 PM

In defense of pdq--my buddy with whom I love to argue and trade shots--he is proving quite well that the Democrats aren't worth a whole helluvalot. It is also patently obvious that the Republicans aren't worth a whole helluvalot either. Folks, the USA is in trouble. Would do y'all some good to start deciding what you can do to save your country from its politicians, and a substantial part of its electorate. IMO.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:04 PM

See what I mean? When Bush administration draws criticism for its lates screw-up, all pdq wants to talk about is Democrats.

Like I said, change the subject. Karl Rove tactics.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:10 PM

Right, Peace. Neither party is worth much these days. What pdq doesn't seem to grasp is that taking shots at one party doesn't justify or excuse the incompetance of the other party. It just tries to change the subject.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: number 6
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:38 PM

Exactly Peace ... the USA is a nation in trouble .... instead of blaming politicians and parties (which are a reflection on them as a people) and which are ineffectual (right and left), they are going to have to dig deep into themselves to discover what is truly what is needed. Then and only then they can pull themselves together.

As I mentioned ... they are a nation in dire (W)ants and needs ... wants and needs that they have lost touch with , rich or poor, and they are going to have to figure those out within themselves.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 03:48 PM

I would like to take credit for that line of thinking, but over the years, Bobert has hammered that home and I have come to agree with him.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 04:04 PM

I disagree. I don't think pdq has proven a single point he has made about Al Gore. It is easy to throw out lines that one picks up in the yellow press. pdq has obviously never read any of Gore's books or thought about any of the issues Al Gore is concerned with. That, my friends, typifies the problem in the USA. As a nation, we prefer not to think, we prefer to pillory.

The issues are real. The differences between Republicans and Democrats are real. The differences between the current administration and its greedy, shortsighted, ignorant and incurious dream team and the last administration and - I hope - the NEXT administration, are real.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: number 6
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 04:14 PM

Well it's true Peace and Bobert.

Last weekend as I mentioned I was down in Brunswick Maine ... on Sunday we went into Portland ... small city of 65k (or whatever) ... my wife wanted to go over to the mall .... same scene in any city ... while she was in one of the many box stores that typically surround the cathedral Mall, I went to over to a Dunkin Donuts across the road. While walking over there I noticed there wasn't sidwalk for a pedestrian ... not one to be found all around the whole area ... even the interesctions were for cars, certainly not for some hapless lone person like me trying to cross a major thoroughfare ... and believe me I'm the only soul to be seen on foot. Now, this I have encountered in Atlanta and Boston previously, but this is small town Maine ... What I'm trying to get across here is that they have become a nation that has become totally lost of the human element ... a nation that is losing touch with it's human roots and trying to satisy a dire unknown (W)ant and need .

Bush, the Republicans, Democrats, Homeland Security, and corporations are reflective of that nation .... they have all lost touch with the human element, the people are losing touch with the human element. Trying to satisfy a thirsty population unsure of their demanding (W)ants and needs.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 04:34 PM

Perfect grammar is not essential in communication. But leaving the subject out of a sentence like that makes it nonsense.

But again, even if you had communicated the pseudo thought clearly the point is nonsense.

Was the jist of it? If the Republicans had run Al Gore and if the Democrats had run Bush would "still" have changed his vote?

You are putting still in quite a pickle there.

The Republicans running a second generation Democrat politician campaigning on the the environment, The Democrats runing a third generation Republican, son or a recent Republican President, running with the unqualified support of Big Oil on a platform of "social conservatism"

The answer to your question actually is "If the Republicans and Democrats had done that then the Republicans would be the Democrats and visa versa." Like I said, nonsense.

Sorry Kendall, it was a typo.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 04:54 PM

2004 Republican Party Platform: A Safer World and a More Hopeful ...

Strong at Home, Respected in the World The 2004 Democratic ...

They are both PDF files and I do not know how to link to them. However, there seems to be very little difference between the two. Both can be accessed by Google.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 05:14 PM

Republican Platform

Democratic Platform


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 06:48 PM

If that apple was a banana would it still taste like an apple...


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 06:50 PM

Both those platforms are reactions to 9/11 and the Iraq war.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 06:52 PM

Thanks, Peace, for posting links to those.

Eighty-one pages and forty-three pages respectively. That's gonna take a bit to go through critically and compare the two. A cursory glance through both of them reveals a lot of blattaty-blattaty-blattety and yada-yada-yada, but then, these people never have learned to say much of anything succinctly.

Back about 2004, I liked Dennis Kucinich's "Ten Points." Short, to the point, clear as a bell. No waffling or equivocation.

No wonder most people don't know what the hell is going on or where people stand. This stuff is like wading through the fine print on your insurance policies.

But I'll read it anyway.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Peace
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 08:10 PM

One is a shortened version of the other.

It only makes sense. Stuff the Rs say attracts voters. So, the Ds say lots of stuff the same--different words, same spin. They hope to attract some R voters. The Rs do the same hoping to attract some D voters. And to quote Vonnegut, "And so it goes."

The twparty system is leading to the death of democracy in the USA. Only thing left is which party will give the eulogy at the funeral.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: pdq
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 09:06 PM

Will Rogers said:

          "Politics is applesauce"

Seems maybe we need to get more of the worms out before we start the process.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 01:09 PM

Now, THAT, pdq, we can agree on!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 04:52 PM

Warming
as in - GWB
Global Warming Bah(humbug)


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,Peter Woodruff
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 08:37 PM

Mr. Red,
   Where do you live?

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,Peter Woodruff
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 09:00 PM

This was the best day for America! Because I know it is so!Because I know we can do better than this for America! Peter Woodruff

"W" Stands for worthless!

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: GUEST,G
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 09:44 PM

And "W" stands for Woodruff - any similarity?


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: CarolC
Date: 13 Sep 05 - 01:08 AM

It's our soul, number 6... the dire unknown want and need. As a nation, we've sold our soul, and we keep trying to fill the void that's left with our material goods and our adrenaline addictions.


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Subject: RE: BS: W stands for?
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 01:54 PM

DAMN!

pdq, I made another mistake!!

I just found out that Bush wasn't reading My Little Puppy to the children. The book was My Pet Goat, and the children were reading it to him!

Don Firth


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