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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:40 AM
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33 dead in Brazilian plane crash
Sao Paulo, Brazil A domestic airliner crashed near the Amazon city of Manaus, killing all 30 passengers and three crew members, a fire department official said Saturday.

The turboprop plane owned by regional airliner Rico Linhas Aereas was travelling from the western Amazon city Sao Paulo de Oliveira to Manaus, the inland capital of the state of Amazonas, when it crashed Friday night, said Manaus Fire Department rescue official Major Ernesto Rodrigues.

The plane dropped off the radar at Manaus' Eduardo Gomes International Airport at about 6:30 p.m. Friday about 16 kilometres from the runway, he said. Manaus is 2,400 kilometres north of Sao Paulo.

http://theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040515... /

Al Franken wasn't on board was he? I have a terrible feeling that the GOP is going to Wellstone-Carnahan Franken.
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sazdem Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:20 AM
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1. You lost me
"Al Franken wasn't on board was he? I have a terrible feeling that the GOP is going to Wellstone-Carnahan Franken"

What does a bad comedian have to do with this?
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mulethree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:35 PM
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2. Heres an amazon review of his latest book, says it well
Nowadays he is the top host on the new Air America radio - O'Franken Factor

"Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host in Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill OReilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. Franken occupies a unique place in the modern political dialogue as perhaps the media's only comedy writer and performer who is also a Harvard fellow as well as a liberal political commentator. This unique and vaguely lonely position lends a charming quixotic quality to adventures such as a tense encounter with the Fox News staff at the National Press Club, a challenge to fisticuffs with National Review Editor Rich Lowry, and an oddly sweet admissions visit to ultra-conservative Bob Jones University (with a young research assistant posing as his son when Franken's real-life son refuses to participate in the charade). Less useful are comic book dramatizations of "Supply Side Jesus" and a fictitious Vietnam War story featuring the numerous righties who, Franken intimates, improperly avoided service. And Franken's criticisms of conservative talk show hosts Sean Hannity, OReilly, and columnist Coulter, while admirable in their attention to detail, fail to shed much new light on people who have built careers on broad arguments and relentless self-aggrandizement. But Franken is at his best, and most compellingly readable, when he backs off the wackiness and the personal grudges and writes about more personal matters such as the political circus surrounding the memorial service of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. But even on these more serious topics, Franken's wit is still present and, in fact, grows sharper. In a time when much political discourse is composed of rage and shouting, it's refreshing that Al Franken is able to shout in a witty manner." --John Moe
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:42 PM
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3. he's not a bad comedian
except to a lot of the people he crucifies.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:58 PM
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:03 PM
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5. Miller is sour, rigid, narrow, and stupid. Al Franken is probably NOT. n/t
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