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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:28 PM
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CLINTONS TO PUSH BUTTON ON TIMES SQUARE BALL
Source: New York Post

Bill and Hillary Clinton will push the ceremonial button to signal the lowering of the giant illuminated ball in New York's Times Square this New Year.

The former president and his wife -- a U.S. senator from New York and President-elect Barack Obama's choice for Secretary of State -- will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in this year's festivities, event organizers said in a statement Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/seven/12302008/news/regionalnews/...
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:29 PM
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1. Won't that be exciting?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:30 PM
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2. Great!!!! Anything to remind people of the mistake GWB is. nt
Edited on Tue Dec-30-08 01:30 PM by MookieWilson
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:30 PM
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3. Ugh. Was Britney Spears busy?
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:00 PM
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12. So a beloved former Democratic President and a Sitting Democratic Senator and soon to be SoS...
...is the equivalent or less than Britney Spears?

Ok...


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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 03:21 PM
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22. It's a ridiculous publicity gig, it usually goes to a ridiculous celebrity.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:46 PM
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34. if you don't know what you're talking about, why do you post things?
Edited on Tue Dec-30-08 06:07 PM by onenote
Here is the "ridiculous celebrity" that pushed the button to drop the ball last year:

Iraq war veteran Karolina Wierzchowska, who was also a Ground Zero guard worker and a New York Police Academy valedictorian.

The year before: Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Liliana G. Perez, assigned as a K-9 handler at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., and Electricians Mate 2nd Class Oswaldo San Andres, assigned to the Navy Operational Support Center Amityville, N.Y., were chosen to represent the Navy during the New Years festivities.

In 2004, it was COlin Powell -- I hear his dance moves are fantastic.

And if you go back it time,to 1998, you get this tabloid senation: Sang Lan, the Chinese gymnast given little chance of walking again after landing head-first on a mat while practicing a vault at the Goodwill Games in July.

In 2000, it was Muhammed Ali, and we all know he is every bit as fluffy a personality as Britney.

But the most egregious of all was 1999, when pure empty headed celebrity sensation Dr. Mary Ann Hopkins from Doctor's Without Borders was chosen to push the button for the ball drop.

Yep, you got it nailed.

on edit -- I left one out -- the first invited guest to push the button to drop the ball in Times Square: Oseola McCarty. Just another ridiculous celebrity. You can read about her here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oseola_McCarty
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-08 01:08 PM
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46. Well, I'm wrong then. But to me it's still a ridiculous 'ceremony.' If anything, it turns important
people and things into just another entertainment event.

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:33 PM
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4. Unbelievable........
After she so quickly gave the finger to NY voters when she was offered the S of S job?

After she did absolutely nothing as a Senator her whole term in office - yeah, that's right, name me one significant piece of legislation that bears her name.

After she spent the last two years running for the nomination?

And they're gonna flip the switch?

I take it Eliot Spitzer was unavailable.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:36 PM
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6. So she should have give the finger to President Elect instead?
You don't make any sense.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:47 PM
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8. Huh?
Your reading skills are surpassed only by your inability to conceptualize.

That's all right. You'll be fine.

But, thanks for the laugh.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:49 PM
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10. That's the best you've got?
ok. nice try (for a teenager)
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:09 PM
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18. Oh, was that your response?
I thought you'd maybe respond with some of Senator Clinton's legislative history.

That's all right. You go on and spread the joy.
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quickesst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:34 PM
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33. Ha ha...
" nice try (for a teenager)" I think you're giving years that aren't there myself. Clinton hatred, the "common ground" for many democrats. Thanks.
quickesst
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:51 PM
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11. Bitter?
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:02 PM
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13. ...
Edited on Tue Dec-30-08 02:07 PM by ronnykmarshall
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:09 PM
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17. I suspect she is, yes,
but having been named Secretary of State will, I'm sure, ease her pain. She's got to be smarting after writing off that 13.1 million bucks she lent her campaign - you know, the one that was so badly managed.

For a carpetbagger, she certainly exploited the citizens of NY, who were awfully good to her.

Let's hope 2009 is a better one for Mrs. Clinton.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:02 PM
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14. Sour grapes. nt
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:04 PM
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15. never mind
Edited on Tue Dec-30-08 02:07 PM by ronnykmarshall
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 04:49 PM
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25. No, it isn't. They're not petty. So, RFK shouldn't have run for prez???
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:27 PM
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31. He was a carpetbagger, too........
I, and a whole lot of other people, were incensed about this when he did it. Shameless, but he pulled it off.

And even then, everyone knew it was only to serve as his launching pad for the Presidential run I wish he'd never made.

Hillary did the exact same thing. To me, she's just as shameless as RFK was.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 06:25 PM
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36. Nita Lowrey was going to lose to Rudy. nt
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lenegal Donating Member (258 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:18 PM
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30. Having a bad life? DU is a terrific site. Don't spoil it with your bitterness.
nt
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:29 PM
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32. Welcome to DU,
and thank you for your concern, but, honestly, I'm having a very nice life, and I hope you are, too. I don't know where you got "bitter" from anything I posted, but there is such a thing as projection, and you seem to have fallen prey to it.

Sometimes, those cold, hard facts can be hard to face. I know you'll handle it all well.

I'm happy. Our man won.

Now, be happy, too, and enjoy your time at DU.

:toast:
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 06:11 PM
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35. Running for the nomination for two years is reason to hate her?
Didn't Obama do that, too? :shrug:

The Clinton hate can get so old and tired on DU and very frequently it also can defy all logic.

They are pushing a button to make a ball drop on NYE. Who cares?
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 06:56 PM
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37. Where did you get "hate" from my post?
I don't hate Hillary Clinton.

You've got some serious problems if you inferred hatred from what I wrote.

<shudder>

Creepy. And, I might add, defensive as all get out. Looking for a fight where there is none. It's astonishing that an opinion can bring this out in you.

Best of luck in your universe.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 02:49 AM
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51. Somewhat disingenuous to deny your feelings ....
Your words speak for themselves .... Hatred might be an understatement, as evidenced by the tenor of your comments ...

If it quacks, if it waddles, it IS a Duck ... Even if you deny it is ...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 07:03 PM
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38. Yeah, we'd be so much better off with 4 more yrs of GHWB and 4 of Bob Dole. nt
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:33 PM
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5. Great, Guess I will
stay up till midnight after all. I had planned on having an early night,but that will be worth staying up for. :party:
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:37 PM
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7. heh. i thought it said "clintons to ball on times square"
i need sleep.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 01:49 PM
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9. Oooh!!! Let's make this controversial!
(Not directed to the OP)
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 02:04 PM
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16. RED ALERT TO CLINTON BASHERS!!!
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 04:50 PM
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26. Eartha Kitt would stay up to watch it. Go, Eartha!!
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 12:48 AM
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48. LOL!! They're heeere!
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Bette Noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 03:01 PM
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19. If she wears an orange or yellow suit, I may puke.
Hill, it's not you I voted against, it's your wardrobe. Maybe you should get the RNC to go shopping for you...
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 07:18 PM
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40. !
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 03:01 PM
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20. I think The Mighty Clenis should push it.
I challenge you Mighty Clenis! You hear me? :evilgrin:
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 03:11 PM
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21. LoL! You shouldn't taunt the Clenis,
Just ask a Republican, or a Clinton hater. The Clenis will consume all your thoughts if you try to resist it.

:evilgrin:
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 03:28 PM
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23. Too late. I've been hunting the Clenis for years...
it has yet to reveal itself to me. It knows I'm onto it. :rofl:
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 03:52 PM
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24. Throw up!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:01 PM
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28. Poor dear.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 04:59 PM
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27. That will piss off Limbaugh and his people...
That will piss off Limbaugh and his people... :evilgrin:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 05:02 PM
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29. and drive sticks up asses around here too.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 07:05 PM
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39. Okay, now you've got me really excited about this!
FDR: Hey!!! No one ever asked us to do this!
ER: We got so much mail, darling, the invitation must have gotten lost...


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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 07:33 PM
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41. Cool!
The Clinton-Bashers? NOT so cool...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 07:59 PM
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42. As a New Yorker and one who
will be up for this..I say Good! It's the year we get rid of bushits even though they're trying to leave their shit behind.

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 08:36 PM
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43. Right. Bubba and Hill are a reminder of that. Suck on it and like it Cheney!
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 10:16 PM
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44. exactly n/t
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RCinBrooklyn Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-08 01:28 AM
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45. It would be nice to just have the ball drop just once with no "fingers on the button".
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-31-08 08:03 PM
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47. Tonight. Be there
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biopowertoday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 01:07 AM
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49. They are a charming couple. Best to Hill and Bill in the new year.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-01-09 02:33 AM
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50. The ball malfunctioned. What the hell!!!
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