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Silversocal Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:32 PM
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Bush State of the Union Address.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:34 PM
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1. His Fascism is showing. nt
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:37 PM
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2. two things so far...
Ted Kennedy's laughing at the Prescription medicine claim and the Dems applauding at the end of the Homeland Security bill shich caused a real dirty look from Smirky.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:15 PM
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13. I loved that part ;-) n/t
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:31 PM
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32. I was thrilled that they applauded the expiration of the 'Patriot' Act
That showed more courage than the lukewarm response afterward.

I wonder if any Republicans also applauded? I know some are against it.


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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:27 PM
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48. My favorate part of the show.
He really looked like an ass when the opposition clapped at the patRiot Act expiration. As far as repubs, at work, I can sometimes hear them speak negatively about it.
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 10:30 AM
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73. Yes -- he was caught
giving dirty, smarmy looks quite a few times! He looked so ugly, so cocky. I was appalled by his arrogance.
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Malva Zebrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:33 PM
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19. what he said
war, war, terror, terror, the occupied countries we freed, and a few other lies thrown in. A complete farce with acting skills that are below par. A phoney with half the speech dedicated to war, killing, terror, threats, doom, and fear. Fascist is and was my first impression, and my husband agree.
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 08:30 AM
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64. You forgot - tax cut, tax cut ,tax cut.
Maybe we should just give the terrorists a tax cut.
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:21 PM
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47. He was quite Orwellian tonight.
He even said "Big Brother(s) and Big Sister(s)" I'm starting to think that this administration is attempting to control the public thought process as Hitler did. He is perverting the word "freedom" as a means to justify global dominance, Yet he attempts to manipulate the people, and the world by saying, "We have no ambitions of empire." Yet he forgets we, fully 5% of the Earth's population, dominate 70% of the planets wealth and resources. And yet, we, the people of the United States, share only 5% of our county's wealth. The vast majority goes to the 5% on top. and out of that, the top 1% control around 70% of the top. Bush should begin his addresses with "We the few."
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Tommy_Douglas Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 09:32 AM
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70. Does Cheney even talk to Bush anymore?
I mean how can Bush say there are no plans for Empire or world domination when Cheney sends out Christmas cards that imply it must be God's will that American be an empire? Wtf?
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:38 PM
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3. Normally, I force myself to watch this man,...
,...but,...I favored, for once, my own need to retain,...me. I chose NOT to subject myself to Rover Rhetoric.

BUT,...I am looking forward to reactions from everyone!!!!
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:15 PM
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14. Me too!
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BuckeFushe Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:43 PM
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4. I refuse to watch it.
All ready have the transcript, I want to keep from losing supper. I will not turn off Comedy Central till tomorrow night. Screw the Rethugs.
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:42 PM
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52. I watched it and took notes. But...
about 2/3erds of the way in, my wife started to freak out, she couldn't take it anymore, she shouted, "I hate him, I hate him, I can't stand to hear is puny lying voice and watch his bee-die eyes anymore!" She had to leave the room. Yes it was quite sickening, especially the part about health insurance bank accounts and bogus little tax breaks on workers who pay for their health care. This got me real sick to my stomach. Imagine, Your company tells everyone that each employee must pay $300, $400, 500$ a month for health care, because now, you can use it as a tax write off. Wow, what a cool deal, so if I'm out of college and make 24K a year, I can pay $4,000 dollars for health care and save, what $350, $500 a year on Fed taxes that I barely pay for at 24k anyway. The said part is, people will and do fall for this Bushit.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:46 PM
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5. I'm watching it with the sound off and the closed-captioning on.
I don't have to hear the stupid applause for this idiot.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:49 PM
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6. I can't stand to see his stupid face or hear his voice
I can't stand to see his stupid face or hear his voice.

Counting the days til the clown is outta there!
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 09:03 AM
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65. I'm with you on that one!
The sight of him angers me!
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:56 PM
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7. Couldn't hear most of the start where I was, but
was very happy to hear the analyst talking before the start refer to this several times as his final SOTU address!!!
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 08:59 PM
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8. pure facist politicking. no SOTU being delivered this evening... SOTPNAC
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:29 PM
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18. HaHa, Freudian slip?
for SOTPNAC I read SNOTPAC
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shoopnyc123 Donating Member (997 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:07 PM
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9. I don't care who it is...
we've got to get him out of there! I'll even go for Lieberman!
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:09 PM
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10. Are we living in a dictatorship or a theocracy?
The constant reference to religion and God pisses me off.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:11 PM
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11. The world's coming to an end....
I'm in complete agreement with you! LOL

:toast:
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:14 PM
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12. So if the world's coming to an end...
which of us has to repent?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!

:evilgrin:
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:17 PM
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15. shhh, he just ticked off his base, Big Time
The freeps in this area are going to be FURIOUS with the new Federal programs... bwahahahaha

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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:22 PM
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16. i did not watch the idiot...can't do it...no f'ing way...
...The freeps don't have to be furious with the federal programs, because THEY WON'T HAPPEN!!! Remember infamouns "VaporWare", software that didn't exist and would never exist. The rumor thereof was the show and product. This administration has about as much carry-through on all things positive as a kid with ADD.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:29 PM
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17. extremely weakk and defensive on Iraq and terror
repeated lies from 2003 speech that have already been refuted.

"...dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities"????

WTF????

Then the solid three minutes of lying about no child left behind.

then the idiotic trumpeting of phony economic disinformation,. Like the temporary war bubble really means recovery.

Asshole. At least he provided the Dems lots of campaign fodder.
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:36 PM
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22. I watched the Barbabrians special
on the History Chanel--much more entertaining than the space cadet chimp :evilgrin:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:11 PM
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46. Except they neglected to talk about the barbarian
occupying the WH.
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formernaderite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:47 PM
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25. It sucked...but what was up with the Nancy and Tom show?
Bush was boring and inept...same as always.
My real question is what posesses the democrats to put up the likes of the ever grinning Nancy and Tom? Nancy looked like she was on something to keep that over animated expression on her face....Tom played that sugar sweet sappiness to the hilt...it didn't reflect the tenor of "what" they were saying. The whole show, from Bush to Daschle seemed like a hysterically funny SNL skit.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 10:23 AM
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71. Nancy...facelift gone bad!
Tom..Nancy boy!
'Nuff said.....
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:21 AM
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78. Nah, but too much Botox that's for sure.
And I think it affected her facial muscles. Her forehead didn't move at all, and her eyes didn't match. One of them drooped, I think.
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masshole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:01 PM
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28. best (worst) line in the speech
"...dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities"

I wonder how many times he rehearsed that line.
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wabeewoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:21 PM
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30. Gotta argue with that
I thought the best line of the speech was " We have to be good stewarts of the people's money" and something else about wisely spending the people's money. PLEEEZZZE!!
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 09:07 AM
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66. I thought he was about to laugh out loud after saying that.
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:32 PM
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50. What does that mean?
..dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities

What does that mean? It's a garbage sentence that means absolutely nothing.

Sigh...
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 12:53 PM
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84. it's like saying...
pasteurized processed cheese food spread product.
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 07:37 PM
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86. i think maybe
"..dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities

What does that mean? It's a garbage sentence that means absolutely nothing."



it has something to do with teaching physics and chemistry in schools :)

Or it's what one of my math profs called Proof by Blatant Assertion: if you say something often enough and loud enough it becomes true. IIRC Orwell called this The Big Lie

What's next: dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities plans? dozens of weapons of mass destruction-related program activities plan outlines?....I can go on ad nauseam

Frankly, I think it's * not wanting to admit he was wrong (note attempt to be polite here) and back-peddling just a leeeetttle bit on the wording. Sorta like that aircraft carrier banner....


linda
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:38 PM
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36. Dossiers of Mass Destruction - fear them. FEAR THEM...!
What was Hussein going to do, give us papercuts from six fucking thousand miles away?

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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:33 PM
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20. Did you notice that when he announced that the Patriot Act
would expire next year that the Dems applauded expectantly? Did you see the look on his face?
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 01:09 AM
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60. This is the only moment that gives me hope. I called my 90 yr old granma.
I had to find out the name of my relative who helped prosecute Nazis at Nuremburg. Sidney Schreiber. From New Jersey.

I felt the pain of millions of holocaust victims watching this fucking Nazi being applauded for his murderous rhetoric and lies right there in our American congress.

My voice is still hoarse from screaming in outrage. Don't know if I can sleep tonight.

I'm grateful for the thousands of like minded people here at du.com.
Viva la resistance.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:34 PM
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21. Chimpy
Edited on Tue Jan-20-04 09:38 PM by Angel_O_Peace
Oo-Oo, Ah-Ah, Tooki-Tooki!

If 100 Chimps randomly typed on 100 typewriters for 100 years, it is believed they still would not be able to write a SOTU...regardless of the fact that each Chimp would have an electronic microphone in its ear receiving all the words in the English language from a remote ROVEr verbal communication device.

The man is an idiot. He kept slurring his words...even pronounced abstinence as abschtinunch.
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:39 PM
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23. Didnt watch it.waiting for the commentary
Butjudging from the USA article, no real change

Hes not for equality, i.e., marriage, which runs counter to our Constitution.

Still into a so-called religious sexual abstinence, which we all know doesnt workbeing aware of your body and freely talking about it.I think can work
But then, theres that damnation thingie that seems to be more important than knowledge <rolling eyes>

Commander-in-chief??? Did he show up in a flight suit with a sock??? Hes nothing more than a disengaged AWOL POS who slipped in thought a subtle (well, nevermind) coup-de-tat.

"We are dealing with these thugs in Iraq just as surely as we dealt with Saddam Hussein's evil regime,"out with the oldin with the new.

weapons of mass destruction programsahhhh yesthat intellectual capacity thingie again and that 10 year relic buried in a flower garden.damn that was a close call

America has always been willing to do what it takes for what is right.".except when there is money involved..party indifference.

Bush urged Congress to address the rising costs of health care with tax-free savings accounts for medical expenses, tax credits to pay for insurance and ceilings on medical malpractice damage awards. money market account = say 1%....premium inflation=say 26%.....yeah, thats the ticket you fucking moron.it may work for the dittofuckingheads.

NevermindIve had my say
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JoeNormal Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:45 PM
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24. My quick take...
Bush playing the terrorism power card for 3/4 of the speech, and Bush telling Congress what they should do to perk up the economy the other quarter with a lotta tax cut gloating in between with a 'horrors of steroids' in sports storie. WTF was THAT about, other than a time killer?
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Nancy Waterman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:54 PM
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26. So many lies. It was unbelievable
The rerun of all the lies about how dangerous Saddam was and how he had all these dangerous weapons programs was just amazing. How he can stand there and make these obvious lies is unbelievable The best part was the closeups of Ted Kennedy's face. He was shaking his head with his eyes rolled, looking absolutely disgusted at tthe level of bull shit being prepetrated on the American people.

Bush twisted the truth in so many ways it just leaves me speechless.
But I was really looking forward to the Democratic rebuttal, and I was grossly disappointed. Nancy Pelosi looked like more of a puppet than Dimwit himself, a rare feat. Tom was a little more expressive but not much. Don't these folks know you have to look alive out there, with some passion, not like a wooden marionette. What a huge disappointment.
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JoeNormal Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:31 PM
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49. Ted Kennedy...
heck yeah, he most definatly expressed his opinion when the camera came his way. Good for him, I like to see that and you don't see much of that in these formal, official things.

Gotta agree, the follow-up needed a little more "BANG". But it's pre-recorded. There was plenty to pick apart on Bush's speech that had very little to do with "The State of the Union" and he should get ripped to shreds in the next few days. I doubt he'll see the usual election year SOFTU "bounce". People are pissed about the economy, jobs, health care --- their very lives, and DingDong barely touched the things that matter to middle class Americans. He'll get burned at the polls in a bad economy for his obvious eliteism.
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:17 AM
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76. Maybe someone could write an essay about how the
State of the Union address went from becoming a simple report to Congress into a tool for political purpose. It might show how Bush is manipulating the public through the media.
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 09:58 PM
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27. Here's the take on the SOTU from the Onion
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:57 PM
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55. The Onion site was full of pop-ups of Dennis Miller
Yikes! I know there's pornography on the internet but I wasn't prepared for that.
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:18 AM
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77. LOL....their background photo wasn't even from last night's SOTU!
Chimpy wore a Republican Red tie last night, and in the photo his tie is blue. Must have been last year.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:10 PM
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29. It was a pile of
CRAAAAAAPPPP! Wife and I were only able to get through it by drinking and yelling the whole way through. What a prick he is.
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Oreegone Donating Member (726 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:26 PM
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31. GW Bush
All I can say is.......Delusions of Grandeur
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:32 PM
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33. What did I think? What I always think - he's a lying, murderous traitor.
He and his puppeteers must be removed from power as soon as possible.

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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:37 PM
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35. Thanks for the knee slapper
Ohgoodbye.
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:42 PM
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Boy you sure are noisy
Learn how to unlock your caps, Jethro.

And four more years of Bush ain't going to happen. He's going down in November, and hopefully going to prison in 2005.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:42 PM
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38. How brave of you.
You know, we can hear your ignorant braying even without the all-caps gesture.

You support a traitor. Deal with it.

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hyepwrd Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:45 PM
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40. he'll do it again
the Democratic party rebuttal pretty much sealed that fate.
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:50 PM
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41. Yes he'll do it again
Lose the election, that is.

I look forward to the Democratic candidate kicking the living shit out of this incompetent fraud this year.

I'm ready for a leader, not a slacker, a poseur who goes through the motions of acting like a president when he's not taking another vacation or a fundraising excursion.
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:08 PM
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45. You were so close....
You can spell and punctuate, but you have only learned the capital letters. Just once I would like to see spelling, grammar, and a thought process all at once. Oh, and no fortune telling. Do they hand out crystal balls when you register as a Republican?
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:58 PM
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56. Thank God it can only be four more years.
Even if Chimpy and Diebold steal the Election. So long as 65% of the vote is against him. The Chimp is out, Diebold or not.
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falcon Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:45 PM
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39. NPR
I was listening to the warm up to the speech by Whora Liasen of NPR. Her mouth must be hard wired directly to the little satans dick. She kept busting in and defending the asshole on evey little thing said by Daniel Schorr that might be remotley negative. After that shit why bother pretending everything is normal.
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:54 PM
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42. could this be a coincidence?
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 10:55 PM
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43. He still seems to think that he can tie Iraq and Al Queada
together....yeah, we're fighting Al Queada in Iraq....now since creating this hotbed of a quagmire. Bush and the neo-cons are reckless and they'll destroy the world before they'll admit that they're wrong!
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DarkSim Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:00 PM
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44. I am Saddam, Saddam I am.
I wonder how good old hussen would have run that speech. Probably much the same Bush did.

Utter waste of time, bastard has the balls to lie infront of the whole country.
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Entente Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:41 PM
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51. Here is part of peech:
"Some critics have said our duties in Iraq must be internationalized. This particular criticism is hard to explain to our partners in Britain, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, the Netherlands, Norway, El Salvador and the 17 other countries that have committed troops to Iraq. As we debate at home, we must never ignore the vital contributions of our international partners or dismiss their sacrifices. From the beginning, America has sought international support for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and we have gained much support. There is a difference, however, between leading a coalition of many nations and submitting to the objections of a few. America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people."


All of those country believed in internationalizing the Iraq debacle before we went to war. Just ask the british, australians, japanese, south koreans, philipinos, thailanese, italians, spanish, polish, hungarians, bulgarians, ukranians, romanaians, people from the netherlands, norwegians, salvadorians, turkish and the whole world over.


I guess we can dismiss all of their opinions. The majority of the world and not the few as Bush belives.

America does not need a permission slip to bully the world, that was proved in this administration.


Their days are numbered....
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Entente Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:44 PM
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53. Was Cheney dead?
Edited on Tue Jan-20-04 11:45 PM by Entente
The state of the union was bearable only b/c I was w the young dems of my state and we all made our opinions known the whole time.

Let's just say we were not buying any bull from this man who has proven everyday why we did not vote for him.
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Entente Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-20-04 11:49 PM
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54. More Compassionate Conservatism Crap? The CCC?
from speech:


"It is also important to strengthen our communities by unleashing the compassion of America's religious institutions."
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 12:03 AM
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57. Yesterday's news.
On to New Hampshire!!!!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 12:20 AM
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58. I'm wondering if he had a couple of belts before he went out there.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-04 12:28 AM by calimary
Quite a few slurs and fumfering of lines:

"...security partment"
"...businesses are oping."
"...drug trafferkers"
SEVERAL "nuculer"s
"...weapons of mass destru-destruction"
"...a higher standard from our friend" - we have only one left by now.
"...third cort-quarter"
"...highly skilled fillds" (could that be fields?"
"...series of measure-measures"
"...needless fedrual-federal regulation"
"...unseen pillars of civilization" - slurred that one.
"...lawn forcement" - new priority for the Interior Department?
"...an additional 23 millions"
"...so skeel-schools can teach..."
"...shildin" (translation: children)
"...America, the land of second chance"
"...Ashley Pearson, aged 2, aged 10" (which is it, george?)

Can't read my writing but there was at least one more.

TWO unauthorized rounds of applause:
1) when he said the Patriot Act was going to expire next year - piss-ant facial expression in reaction,
2) when he mentioned that tax cuts are going to expire next year."

Also, FOUR mentions of the word "compassion" - the first one coming at 6:12, just a few minutes into the speech, and the last at 7:01 (pacific time, that is).

Also, three cuts over to Ted Kennedy, who was shaking his head in disbelief - GO TED!!!

Hilarious "Simon Sez" effect when camera showed reactions - with Dennis Hastert dutifully rose to give his lordship a standing ovation, and everybody on the republi-CON side mindlessly obeyed. Everyone on the Democratic side stayed seated. MULTIPLE TIMES. YAY!!!

I don't recall too many cases in which people actively refused to respond, and so many people resolutely stayed seated in the face of presumably compulsory standing ovations. It was GREAT to see the contrary side of Democrats coming out so visibly. Also the lukewarm applause some of them gave. Lots of frenzied hand-clapping on the republi-CON side, while many of the Dems just sat there. GREAT!!!!

And so now we're gonna start getting serious about friggin' steroid use, 'eh? And rehabilitating prisoners, 'eh? Bigtime priorities and bigtime spending opportunities, 'eh?

He also seemed to be going out of his way to overcompensate on the pronunciation of the word "lists." It really made my eyebrows go up. It sounded so much like somebody who'd had a little too much to drink and was trying WAY too hard not to slur his words.

Oh yes, and I DO love this MOST memorable quote - one for the ages:

"We live in a time set apart." Uh... okaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy...
Man, george, you really took your profundity pills today. Wow. I'm whelmed.

And when he mentioned how important it was for third graders to be able to handle math and reading at a third grade level, I found myself wondering if he's mastered that, himself, yet.

I was proud of the Dems for not rubber-stamping everything. And Ted Kennedy's expressions were WUNNNNNNderful. When they cut to Tom DeLay early-on in the speech, you could see his shifty eyes darting from side to side. Looked like he was taking a head-count of everybody who was dutifully applauding as they should, and who wasn't - so he'd know who to start punishing tomorrow. What a Nazi.

on edit - just a couple of points I forgot before.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 12:58 PM
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85. I was thinking last night
how much this reminded me of Hitler's Neuremburg speeches. The standing-O's looked rehearsed and phony. I wonder if Newt passed the torch to someone who's job now is to give repubs a list of what words to applaud and when to do the Wave, etc.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 12:39 AM
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59. Did he discuss his achievement of over 500 US dead, untold # of Iraqis?
Surely he would have remembered our war dead-for-no-damn-good-reason.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 01:23 AM
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61. The SOTU timing will backfire
We all know the timing of the speech was to take the stage away from the Dems. I predict his timing will only re-energize us! Thanks, GW...we only hate you more and more of us hate you now.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 07:23 AM
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62. We couldn't watch that dog and pony act
I did see the response, and I kept thinking wtf is up with these people. Pelosi stumbled as bad as the moron* and neither of them had any fire.
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Tracer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 07:39 AM
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63. Watch?!!? I'm no masochist.
However, I did enjoy Divine Design and Animal Precinct.
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Gingersnapsback Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 09:12 AM
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67. Applause
I seem to remember that no repugnican ever applauded or stood for Clinton. I was appalled at their lack of respect for our Commander in Chief. To our credit, Democrats still have some common decency and sense of grace that the Barbarians lack. I believe this is the kind of actions that Dean referred to when he said, we want our country back. Kerry's actions speak louder than Dean's words. I think he will appeal to the few republicans that truly are gentlemen, ladies, and scholars and are embarrassed by their Commander and thief.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 09:15 AM
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68. I noticed the obligatory military
personel weren't clapping very heartedly.
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sallydallas124 Donating Member (234 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 09:23 AM
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69. my favorite part of the speech

"So tonight I call on team owners, union representatives, coaches, and players to take the lead, to send the right signal, to get tough, and to get rid of steroids now."

It was hilarious when he looked at the camera and boomed in his little big-man voice "get rid of steroids now." The same old tired rhetoric and then he's talking about steroids? WTF?

Cheney really doesn't look well. He seemed barely able to sit up straight. Maybe that's why he's locking himself away in the bunker. He doesn't look capable of handling great amounts of stress.

Fox's filming of the speech was humorous and irritating. When he talked about kids, they would show some senator's preteen kid who must have been invited for that very purpose, and did the same thing with seniors, military, etc. At the end they slowly zoomed in on a sleeping toddler in her dad's arms.

Overall, though, same old bs. Mr bought and paid for trying to front like he's concerned about the people.
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pfitz59 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 10:27 AM
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72. Proposed Constitutional Convention......
To ban gay marriages! I kid you not!
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 10:49 AM
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74. Constitutional Amendment?
Is that what you meant?

It was unreal, wasn't it?

Oh, and let's begin America's fight against steroids! Steroids? In the SOTU speech?
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:14 AM
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75. Did you see him knock over the glass..
Edited on Wed Jan-21-04 11:20 AM by Danieljay
of water when turning around to shake Cheneys hand, there is a picture of it on yahoo slide show...if I knew how to post pics here..I would. Classic Bushism.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:53 AM
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82. Here's the picture of him knocking over Cheney's water


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MO_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:26 AM
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79. Another example of his dishonesty
I think, was his demand that the Patriot Act be renewed, compared with his criticism of past administations for arresting terrorists, charging them in court, and convicting them. If he thinks that's the wrong way to deal with terrorists, why does he think we need the Patriot Act?
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:29 AM
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80. What balanced poll
.... The poll of 381 people reflected a viewing audience sympathetic to Bush, with 46% Republican, 28% independent and 26% Democrat. ....

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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 11:31 AM
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81. Biggest Lie of the Speech
"And no one can now doubt the word of America. "

#2:

"And we should limit the burden of government on this economy by acting as good stewards of taxpayers' dollars. "

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PatGund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 12:45 PM
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83. What do I think?
I think it's a major miracle I didn't rip my radio out of my dashboard and hurl it out the window while listening to his "State of my Re-Selection" address.

Disgusting mixture of defensiveness, arrogance, and smugness is what it was.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 07:50 PM
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87. Have you ever seen a cow poop?
Have you ever watch a cow shit. I mean the actual act of expelling shit from his bunghole. Thats what the sotu looked like to me.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 07:57 PM
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88. Drunk
Edited on Wed Jan-21-04 08:08 PM by Angel_O_Peace
He really did appear and speak as if he were drunk. He made many mistakes in speaking and slurred his words. However, perhaps it was the remote ROVEr speech feed in his ear that kept disrupting his spew of lies and garbage. Perhaps the speaking errors were due to being nervous of stating outright blatant lies and half-truths, and knowing he would be torn apart afterward.

Nawwww....No excuses for the little twerp.
He was drunk.

on edit: typos and the art of writing O8)
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-04 08:00 PM
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89. Maybe he was Oxyed
like his hero Rush. hehe Wouldnt surprise me.
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