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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 02:00 AM
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77. I've Been Trekkin' Too Long Today
And I have to crash. But it was nice exchanging views with you. I leave you with three instances of Wesley Clark's courage:

#1 At a time when almost everyone in America, even a lot of DUers on these boards were criticizing Michael Moore for saying "Shame On You Mr. Bush" at the Oscars, Wesley Clark came to his defense on live television, saying that what Moore did in expressing his opinion was patriotic.

#2 At a time when everyone, I mean EVERYONE in America was calling the French people frogs, saying their language was a bastard tongue, and that they were genetic inferiors, Wesley Clark was quoted by the Washington Post on March 12, 2003 as saying that out of all the nations of the world, France is the one most like the United States in terms of its values and ideals of freedom and equality. That took guts and was not the popular or safe thing to say.

#3 In a recent interview in the Arab News, Clark stated that "we must understand the Islamic perspective". That also is not a popular view, but one that he honestly believes.

Clark hasn't spent most of his life acquiring wealth and power. In fact, when he wasn't performing as a general, he has spent his life reading and writing. He admires people like Pablo Neruda and Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He's also been learning the three foreign languages he speaks. Someone who spends time in non-money-making pursuits to acquire civilization and a global view of humanity deserves a special look in my opinion. That is a rare person to have in the White House and it's someone I would tend to trust more than a professional politician, which Clark obviously is not.

Anyway, take care and keep an open mind.
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  -Would you be supportive of the bottom 7 dropping out right now in favor.. SeveneightyWhoa  Dec-12-03 06:03 PM   #0 
  - It isn't going to happen. n/t  mlawson   Dec-12-03 06:05 PM   #1 
  - No, no and no,  Democrats unite   Dec-12-03 06:06 PM   #2 
  - thank you  Bucky   Dec-12-03 06:24 PM   #12 
  - Have there been ballots cast yet??? Did I Rip Van Winkle or something?  Racenut20   Dec-12-03 06:06 PM   #3 
  - Why not cancel elections and govern by polls? Bush wins  WhoCountsTheVotes   Dec-12-03 06:07 PM   #4 
  - As I have said, I believe Dean/Clark is THE ticket to beat Bush  AntiCoup2k   Dec-12-03 06:07 PM   #5 
  - yes, let Kucinich and Gephardt battle it out  Cocoa   Dec-12-03 06:07 PM   #6 
  - MWAH! n/t  redqueen   Dec-12-03 06:11 PM   #9 
  - Now, THAT is a proposal I could support!  DemBones DemBones   Dec-12-03 11:21 PM   #58 
  - No  RetroLounge   Dec-12-03 06:09 PM   #7 
  - Yes, its clearly "rediculous"...  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 06:10 PM   #8 
     - I am not responsible for my spelling after midnight!  RetroLounge   Dec-13-03 09:37 AM   #100 
  - No  maddezmom   Dec-12-03 06:15 PM   #10 
  - I'm shocked that almost a fourth of us (so far) support this idea  Bucky   Dec-12-03 06:23 PM   #11 
  - No, and I support Dean  Padraig18   Dec-12-03 06:25 PM   #13 
  - I think you are fabulous!  Cheswick   Dec-12-03 07:04 PM   #27 
  - Who is Tony?  Stevie D   Dec-12-03 07:43 PM   #35 
     - Tony is my 'significant other'  Padraig18   Dec-13-03 08:46 AM   #97 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-12-03 06:28 PM   #14 
  - Gee.  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 06:30 PM   #16 
     - CNN WARTIME Commentator, anyone?  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 06:53 PM   #20 
        - Ummm, maybe we're some of those people who have taken the  mikehiggins   Dec-12-03 07:01 PM   #25 
        - And just maybe you're some of those people  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 07:04 PM   #28 
           - I don't want to embarrass you further but  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-12-03 07:34 PM   #33 
              - maybe in Republican-lite circles  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 08:00 PM   #38 
              - I'm sick of this. If Clark is a "Republican"..  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 08:03 PM   #39 
              - Issue for issue  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 08:07 PM   #41 
              - Then You Travel In A Very Small Small Circle  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-12-03 08:40 PM   #45 
                 - No, he only voted  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 08:46 PM   #47 
                    - You May Become The First DUer In Orbit With This Spin  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-12-03 10:16 PM   #50 
                    - you sure are white  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 11:37 PM   #61 
                    - "You sure are white"  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 11:42 PM   #63 
                    - SO that's all you got?  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 12:05 AM   #65 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-03 12:42 AM   #69 
                          - excuse me!?!?  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 12:49 AM   #71 
                             - Do you understand what the word..  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-13-03 12:51 AM   #72 
                    - So Now Clark Has Both Rove's And Clinton's Fingerprints On Him?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-13-03 12:05 AM   #66 
                       - Maybe, who knows?  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 12:28 AM   #67 
                          - Clark NEVER Said He Believed In Time Travel  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-13-03 01:31 AM   #74 
                             - And you are really getting that TREKKER rhetoric down  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 01:38 AM   #75 
                                - I've Been Trekkin' Too Long Today  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-13-03 02:00 AM   #77 
                    - re: voting for gore and clinton  snoochie   Dec-13-03 07:27 AM   #93 
                       - I assume you are talking about GENERAL Wesley Clark  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 08:03 AM   #94 
                          - Yep  snoochie   Dec-13-03 08:05 AM   #95 
                             - Clark has ONLY voted for Democrats who won the Popular Vote  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 09:10 AM   #98 
                    - March 2003, Salon Interview, Clark was still heaping roses on Bush  Tinoire   Dec-12-03 11:20 PM   #57 
                       - Well of course he's saying nice things about them!  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 11:37 PM   #60 
                       - heh  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 11:38 PM   #62 
                       - I've got your back there  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 12:38 AM   #68 
                       - I got the sarcasm... That was your back-up!  Tinoire   Dec-13-03 02:27 AM   #78 
                       - Sorry But I Dont' See Your Point  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-13-03 01:16 AM   #73 
                          - Not to worry. If you don't, others will & I will have said my piece  Tinoire   Dec-13-03 03:03 AM   #81 
              - THANK YOU!!!  mot78   Dec-12-03 08:34 PM   #44 
              - There was no grass-roots movement. I documented this at DU from the start  Tinoire   Dec-12-03 10:59 PM   #51 
                 - Oh my God--the AEI played a part in Clark's campaign?  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 11:08 PM   #53 
                 - Just start googling.  Tinoire   Dec-13-03 03:18 AM   #82 
                    - Um, you do realize..  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-13-03 03:42 AM   #87 
                 - You're Absolutely Trippin' But I Guess That's Okay Here  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-12-03 11:29 PM   #59 
                    - For starters... There were more than 2. David Wallace, AEI, was there too  Tinoire   Dec-13-03 03:42 AM   #86 
        - Your Hearing Is Not Very Good Then - Oxycontin User?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-12-03 07:17 PM   #29 
        - Nonsense  DinkyDem   Dec-12-03 07:24 PM   #31 
           - Man, relax.  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 07:28 PM   #32 
           - Further Information  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-12-03 08:06 PM   #40 
        - So what's do bad about the Clintons?  saoirse   Dec-13-03 02:37 AM   #80 
           - wrong wrong wrong wrong  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 03:28 AM   #83 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-03 03:29 AM   #84 
              - Why?  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 03:38 AM   #85 
           - And most of all  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 03:44 AM   #88 
           - We are all pawns held captive  DinkyDem   Dec-13-03 04:54 AM   #89 
  - no . . . regardless of what the polls say . . .  OneBlueSky   Dec-12-03 06:29 PM   #15 
  - No, it's too early. They all add something to the debate.  Booberdawg   Dec-12-03 06:31 PM   #17 
  - Perhaps a better question would be  ozone_man   Dec-12-03 06:45 PM   #18 
  - I'd like some of them to bow out of the debates  KaraokeKarlton   Dec-12-03 06:50 PM   #19 
  - NO..  mzmolly   Dec-12-03 06:54 PM   #21 
  - Yes and No  littlejoe   Dec-12-03 06:55 PM   #22 
  - some should drop out but not all  Independent429   Dec-12-03 06:57 PM   #23 
  - I believe the decision is up to the Democratic voters.  aquart   Dec-12-03 07:00 PM   #24 
  - No. Let the voters decide who wins, not the polls n/t  mikehiggins   Dec-12-03 07:02 PM   #26 
  - The best of the best  GoldenOldie   Dec-12-03 07:21 PM   #30 
  - I've always kind of liked  Kennethken   Dec-12-03 07:40 PM   #34 
  - Well, 25% of DUers would disagree with you.  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 07:44 PM   #36 
  - I don't know. It's been so long since I've seen any.  littlejoe   Dec-12-03 08:54 PM   #49 
  - re your signature  arewethereyet   Dec-12-03 08:42 PM   #46 
  - No. No. No. I want the opposite of what the corporate media wants.  Myra   Dec-12-03 07:46 PM   #37 
  - No. They all have things to add.  Buzzz   Dec-12-03 08:24 PM   #42 
  - No. I do not believe that ether one will be the nominee.  arewethereyet   Dec-12-03 08:27 PM   #43 
  - No  goodhue   Dec-12-03 08:51 PM   #48 
  - I'm favor of the big two dropping out  arewethereyet   Dec-12-03 11:02 PM   #52 
  - Riiiiight.  SeveneightyWhoa   Dec-12-03 11:09 PM   #54 
     - clears away the static for Edwards  arewethereyet   Dec-12-03 11:16 PM   #56 
  - No, But I'd Watch A Debate  DrFunkenstein   Dec-12-03 11:12 PM   #55 
  - Last man standing  Ksec   Dec-13-03 12:01 AM   #64 
  - I think almost everyone would go to Clark...  DjTj   Dec-13-03 02:34 AM   #79 
  - funny, none of the "yeses" have posted  curse10   Dec-13-03 12:47 AM   #70 
  - No  jsw_81   Dec-13-03 01:42 AM   #76 
  - It is up to the voters to decide  IndianaGreen   Dec-13-03 05:25 AM   #90 
  - No  ldoolin   Dec-13-03 06:58 AM   #91 
  - no.  buddhamama   Dec-13-03 07:02 AM   #92 
  - No. I support a diverse primary.  Zynx   Dec-13-03 08:06 AM   #96 
  - No.  LWolf   Dec-13-03 09:35 AM   #99 
  - Who Decided Who Are the Bottom 7 and Big 2? n/t  UTUSN   Dec-13-03 09:48 AM   #101 
  - Hell, why stop at 7!  youngred   Dec-13-03 01:17 PM   #102 
  - Methinks it'll boil down to Dean, Clark and Kerry. . .  frankzappa   Dec-13-03 02:53 PM   #103 

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