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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:51 PM
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You must read Maureen Dowd's BUSHWORLD! Amazing...
The Orwellian Olsens

It's their reality. We just live and die in it.

In Bushworld, our troops go to war and get killed, but you never see the bodies coming home.

In Bushworld, flag-draped remains of the fallen are important to revere and show the nation, but only in political ads hawking the president's leadership against terror.

In Bushworld, we can create an exciting Iraqi democracy as long as it doesn't control its own military, pass any laws or have any power.

snip...
In Bushworld, it's perfectly natural for the president and vice president to appear before the 9/11 commission like the Olsen twins.
much more... Please read the whole article!
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/25/opinion/25DOWD.html
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:52 PM
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1. send MO a note
...tell her it is her best column ever.

And it is.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:56 PM
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3. WOW!
I'll say, that is, indeed, the best damned thing she's EVER written!
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:27 PM
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9. I just did it.
That's not something I'm prone to do, but I had to it cause it's so rare to find an op/ed piece that doesn't seem to be issued straight from the White House.

This column is just one nail after another over and over. And all of them are dead on. A must read for America.
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:08 AM
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31. I just did as well. n/t
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:55 PM
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2. I like it a lot - she has talent!
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:11 PM
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4. kick n/t
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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:13 PM
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5. thank you!
perfect!

:bounce:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:19 PM
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6. Wow. That is definitely her
Best. Column. Ever.

RL
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malatesta1137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:22 PM
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7. SHE'S OUTDONE HERSELF
I can't see Bush getting more than 9% of the votes if every American reads this.
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:25 PM
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8. excellent, excellent column!
i just sent her a thank you note.

it's amazing isn't it? i continue to pinch myself daily.
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fearnobush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:37 PM
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10. She rocks
In Bushworld, it's O.K. to run for re-election as the avenger of 9/11, even as you make secret deals with the Arab kingdom where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from.

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MinnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:37 AM
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11. Ann Coulter would KILL to have that kind of writing skill!
Mo Dowd is probably one of the reasons Coulter thought it would be a good idea if Timothy McVeigh blew up the N.T. Times building instead of the Oklahoma City fed courthouse.

I'll bet the fact that Mo Dowd is a Pulitzer-Prize winner just KILLS Coulter, too. Annie lies awake staring at the ceiling, weeping over the fact that she didn't get born with a tenth of Dowd's talent.

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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 12:53 AM
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12. Well, I am glad that she decided to speak out. It is a good summary
of this bizarro world this adminisration has created.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 01:40 AM
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13. Kick for the quality and content of an excellent op/ed!
:kick:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:36 AM
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14. STUNNING
Email this to everyone you know!
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:56 AM
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15. BushWorld... Where Nothing Can Go Worng... Go Worng... Go Worng...
(Apologies to Michael Crichton, and a well-deserved :kick: for MoDo...)
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 05:57 AM
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16. btt
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 06:07 AM
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17. this one is so perfect it is scary....
Well the whole thing is perfect but this one especially fits...

<In Bushworld, you don't consult your father, the expert in being president during a war with Iraq, but you do talk to your Higher Father, who can't talk back to warn you to get an exit strategy or chide you for using Him for political purposes.>
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nodictators Donating Member (977 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 08:37 AM
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22. "We won't cut and run" -- GW Bush
I just heard this stupid soundbite from Dubya this morning on the radio.

The full thing seemed to have Little Hitler criticizing his father.

The old man wasn't my favorite by a long shot, but he did the right thing in Iraq.

Maureen Dowd's column is fabulous!!!

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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 06:44 AM
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18. Bushworld:
Nothing to see here folks. Keep on moving. Keep on moving. Maureen
Dowd is a patriot.


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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 07:30 AM
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19. kicking for the morning crowd. n/t
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 07:35 AM
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20. The Olsen twins can think and speak independently of each other
Edited on Sun Apr-25-04 07:51 AM by rocknation
I would have written, "In Bushworld, it's perfectly natural for the president and vice president to appear before the 9/11 commission like Shari Lewis and Lambchop." Aside from that, the article's great.

:headbang:
rocknation
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 08:24 AM
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21. Wow, I'm gonna bookmark that one!
What an article! Excellent.
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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 09:06 AM
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23. She's been slowly building up to this bombshell
However maddening she can be, Dowd gets a lot of credit for being the first major pundit to break the taboo after 9/11 against criticizing Bush. What's amazing about this column is that she does a frontal assault on one flank, without doing her usual "liberal", NY Times two-step of adding "but the other side does it to."
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 09:58 AM
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24. Reward good behavior
and don't forget to send her a thank you email...
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:22 AM
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25. kick kick kick kick
did i mention kick?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:26 AM
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26. IN MAUREEN WORLD
YOU WHORE FOR BUSH TO GET HIM IN OFFICE AND THEN YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS LIKE YOU DON'T HAVE BLOOD ON YOUR F***ING HANDS.
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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:58 AM
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29. eggsplain yourself
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:52 AM
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34. what is there to explain?
she trashed Gore and hyped Bush to help get him installed and NOW she has the nerve to COMPLAIN about it? She a f***ing whore of the worst kind. I cannot and WILL NOT respect that f***ing WHORE until she APOLOGIZES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:55 PM
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38. You are so right and
it is so sad! Thanks for reminding us!
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:28 AM
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33. I'm glad someone else has said it.
Thanks, Skittles. While this column is rather impressive, I still can't get over Dowd's total pandering to Bush before the election to get him in office.
One column does not wash the stain of years of whoring for Bush.
Just ask Bartcop.
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Warren Stuart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:57 PM
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40. Very well put!
One suggestion, next time use bold letters :)
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:30 PM
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41. You can never accuse Skitles of not having definitive opinions.
And she expresses them pretty clearly.
Good for her.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-04 12:32 AM
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44. Dowd earned W zero votes against Gore
I doubt anyone who read her in 2000 was much swayed by her opinions.
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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:44 AM
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27. My email to Ms Dowd
Subject: Bushworld Nightmare

Dear Maureen Dowd,

Thank you for your keen observations in "The Orwellian Olsens" (Op Ed NYT 4.25.04). I have only two comments.

One is that "Bushworld" is not a joking matter. Bush and his PNAC coconspirators are intentionally driving this nation and the world toward all-out war in the Middle East. They are intentionally destroying this country and the Constitution. They've already done significant damage and will do considerably more if we do not stop them. This is not the least bit humorous, it is a life and death serious matter.

Second, I blame the news media, primarily television news, for handing this country over to and continuing to empower this Cabal of neoconservative faux fundamentalist freaks. We will be paying for this nightmare with our tax dollars and our children's blood for YEARS to come.

We need more hard hitting articles like yours--and we need real reportage that does not gloss over the inevitable consequences of this maladministration's policies.

Thank you,

name, city, phone number

BMU
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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:48 AM
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28. FANTASTIC!
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:04 AM
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30. it should be Kerry's stump speech
period.
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:21 AM
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For the first time
I actually printed her column out and saved it. Wow, talk about being succinct!
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:21 AM
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32. For the first time
I actually printed her column out and saved it. Wow, talk about being succinct!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 01:34 PM
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35. I found this an interesting point..
In Bushworld, there's no irony that so many who did so much to avoid the Vietnam draft have now strained the military so much that lawmakers are talking about bringing back the draft.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:35 PM
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36. PM Kick
:headbang:
rocknation
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:45 PM
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37. Wow! I just emailed it to several people. n/t
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 03:56 PM
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39. kick for the PM. n/t
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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:32 PM
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42. Hell is the impossibility of reason.
(That's a line from Platoon.) We are all in Bushworld. How can anyone think things are better in Bushworld than they were three short years ago?
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 10:52 PM
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43. Absolutely brilliant!
:toast:

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-04 12:52 AM
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45. This is MoDo at her best -- If Kerry wins, I smell Pulitzer
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