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Egalitarian Zetetic Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:53 PM
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damn franken just got embarassed by quinn
hit him with stats, Franken must be quicker on his feet
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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:59 PM
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1. Quinn is doing pretty well...


It's all hair-splitting bullshit but he's doing well..

He's wrong of course, but he's looking good...
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K-W Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:01 PM
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3. Really? He looked aweful to me.
He seemed to beat Franken on one point, on all the others Franken destroyed him. If Quinn didnt have the ability to end discussions, he would have looked even worse.
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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:00 PM
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2. what happened?
I switched to Letterman five minutes in because I can't stand Quinn.
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 PM
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4. Franken said an article stated that the Iraq War was a boon
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:07 PM by FDRrocks
to Al-Qaeda. Quinn came back and said the article said "Some speculate the Iraq War is a boon to Al-Qaeda".

It wasn't much of a smack down. Franken might even be right about it.

Everything else Colin brought up were strawmen. Rhetorting his ridiculous points like if people in Iraq dislike us for our preemptive war and strike us later, it proves that they were Jihadists in the first place.... it'd be like jousting at windmills.
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Egalitarian Zetetic Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 PM
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5. franken said we caused recuitment for al queda to go up
quinn cited a study he read this morning, and franken was speechless and the crowd went "oooooooooooooooooo" franken started blushing.
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FleshCartoon Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:05 PM
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6. Don't get me started...
...on Colin Quinn and his band of juvenile regulars.

:puke:
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Egalitarian Zetetic Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 PM
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7. i know i hate them too as much as the man show crowd, but they most
likely will be voting.
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Room101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:18 PM
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10. Man Show hosts are very anti-Bush /nt
.
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Egalitarian Zetetic Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:19 PM
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11. the audience is very pro war though <nt>
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:07 PM
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8. I think they are bussed in...
...from the "Man Show"...after the zigeezagee beer chugging...
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minkyboodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:14 PM
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9. he was hardly busted
Colin basically got him on a technicality. That technicality is that any estimation of Al Qaeda's recent recruiting success will be speculation. The article estimated that our recent activity has helped Al Qaeda's recruiting and Franken alluded to this in a loose way that left himself open to Quinn's attacks. But Quinn is basically guilty of the same crime as he has no statistical backing to say that Al Qaeda's numbers have gone down. Until Al Qaeda starts filling out tax returns or releases a roll call list all estimates on its size will be educated guesses that take some intelligence into account but rely heavily on speculation. I wouldn't call that embarrassed unless you are a Tough Crowd audience member looking for an excuse to have a Springer type hooting and ooohing moment
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:22 PM
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12. you could put it this way
before the Iraq war there was no confirmed presence of al Qaeda in Iraq. Now there is. Make your own conclusions.
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misanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:39 PM
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13. The embarassment...
...should be the mere fact of stooping to be on Quinn's show, much less treating Colin as if he had some valuable contribution.
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FleshCartoon Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:56 PM
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14. Yet Comedy Central...
...continues to ignore my emailed complaints about the show.

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