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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:01 PM
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MoDo (NYT): The Springs of Fate
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/16/opinion/16DOWD.html

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May 16, 2004
OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Springs of Fate
By MAUREEN DOWD

Oblivious of the consequences, the impetuous black sheep of a ruling family starts a war triggered by a personal grudge.

The father, a respected veteran of his own wars, suppresses his unease and graciously supports his son, even though it will end up destroying his legacy and the world order he envisioned.

The ferocious battle in the far-off sands spirals out of control, with many brave soldiers killed, with symbols of divinity damaged, with graphic scenes showing physical abuse of the conquered, and with devastatingly surreptitious guerrilla tactics.

Aside from dishing up a gilded Brad Pitt with a leather miniskirt and a Heathrow duty-free accent as he tosses about ancient insults, such as calling someone a "sack of wine," "Troy" also dishes up some gilded lessons on the Aeschylating cost of imperial ambitions and personal vendettas.

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charlyvi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:40 PM
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1. MoDo Rocks
She hasn't given the Bushies one moment of peace in two years. Ann Coulter says no one knows who she is outside of NYC, but all know what a lying liar AC is. Keep up the good work MoDo!!
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Merlin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 07:54 AM
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2. working on divine right, (Bush) doesn't bother checking human precedent.
"Wooden-headedness... is also the refusal to benefit from experience."


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