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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:35 PM
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Byrd get's CNN View! His speech :Tennyson's "Charge of Light Brigade!"
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 04:37 PM by KoKo01
I couldn't believe it. Wolf showed clip of Byrd reciting from the poem about 600 charged and also showed Byrd saying the "V" (Vietnam word).

It was wonderful. Wolf also showed Kennedy's clip and Dashle (wringing his hands and whining). Kennedy, Byrd and Kucinich debate with Mark Foley were great!

They also showed a clip of Kerry, saying: "Policies differ, we Democrats support our troops."

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The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

1.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

2.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

3.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

4.

Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre stroke
Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

5.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

6.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made,
Honor the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred.
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:44 PM
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1. The Man is Brilliant!
A true scholar, statesman, civil servant.

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:48 PM
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2. The clip showing Byrd, and later Kennedy showed such a contrast with
the empty "attack rhetoric" of the Repug RW'ers and those who are staples of the Pundit Cable shows.

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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:01 PM
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3. Then follow up with mono-syllabic Bush*
saying, in his tortured syntax "Bring em ownnn!" Damn, ain't it great to have the adults in charge?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:35 PM
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4. My ex loved to quote that.
The army really sent them to their death.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:37 PM
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5. Bush's response
"Hey, let's get this Light Brigade here for a tee-ball game, Dick."
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