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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:02 PM
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Brit Hume just said 100,000's are leaving Boston because of the DNC
Is he nuts? I can see maybe thousands leaving for vacation because of the security that might be a hassle for locals. But 100,000+ does he even report facts anymore? He's also still peddling the Berger with note in socks crap. I hope someone taped this.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:04 PM
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1. Boston proper is only 480,000 or so.
So I guess he's full of crap.

Suprised?

A lot of people left Atlanta in '96 to avoid Olympics hassle.

Big deal.

And most of the security strongarming has come from the Federal gov't.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:05 PM
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2. Well, the city is pretty crowded
my neighborhood in Cambridge, which is normally deserted on summer weekends because people got to the Cape, was full of people this weekend.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:05 PM
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3. This is the same guy that said...
...a soldier had more chance being killed walking around in LA than serving in Iraq. He can shut the fuck up until he ships out and takes a walk around Kirkuk in his underwear, holding a sign that says, "I support US terror troops."

No, facts don't matter to him. Why are you watching Fox? That shit is poisonous, all the cable news networks are.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:07 PM
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9. Eh. I thought I'd do my part for Media Matters.
The twitching in my left eye from too much Fox has subsided a tad :)
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:06 PM
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4. Hume should be hung
after all, he does suffer from micropenisitis.
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Carolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:33 PM
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18. micropenisitis
LOL

I'm reading Larry Flynt's Sex, Lies and Politics which skewers the GOP and traces much of repuke meanness to sexual repression. So micropenisitis and limp dick disorder aren't far off the mark. :evilgrin:
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:06 PM
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5. Thats' odd...
it is the same number the RW quoted as the number in attendance at all the anti-war protests. The RW must love the number 100,000.
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SudieJD Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:06 PM
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6. On Fox, Isn't He???
That sez it all! They can't count and couldn't tell the truth if they really had to.

No, I can't see that many leaving...are there 100,000 that live there???

Sudie (in the woods)!
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:06 PM
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7. Hey, just boycott those fools. I am :o)
Fuck Faux.
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:06 PM
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8. there are a TON of people
working from home or not going into the city to work as a result.

I personally know of 10 people in a single office who arent going in to work due to the DNC.

100,000+ is pretty absurd but it's probably not as far from the truth as many would like to believe.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:10 PM
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11. That's probably partially true-I think more than 1 million commute into
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 09:10 PM by RationalRose
around or through Boston everyday. so 100K is 10% roughly.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:09 PM
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10. Maybe the DNC should have had its convention...
...on a couple linked cruise ships off the coast of NY.

Oh, wait, that was Tom Delays idea, although I think he wanted to use leaky oil tankers.
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King of New Orleans Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:10 PM
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12. Wait til the RNC, a million may flee NYC
with a huge area of Manhattan totally disrupted.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:10 PM
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20. Naw! A Million a coming into NYC to
to protest their filthy murdering regime.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:11 PM
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13. Is Hume in Boston? If so, that would explain a mass exodus. Hume
fumes.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:14 PM
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14. He's is such a damn fool
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:16 PM
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15. If he is hanging out there this week then it doesn't matter how many leave
as he would still be one too many!
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:20 PM
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16. The population total in the city is about 650,000
However, a lot of the "people leaving the city" are suburbanites who are taking their vacations next week because the commute, especially from the north shore, will be impossible, or so much of a hassle that they'd spend hours on the road trying to go around the city to get to it.

I don't buy that a sixth of the population is leaving.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:23 PM
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17. I wonder if Brit would have said this about any other city?
Leave no spin unspun. That's the FOX motto. Dickheads.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:08 PM
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19. Gawd he is sickening....no wonder they weren't at the
media discussion in Boston. they would rather stay home and spew filthy reich wing talking point lies.
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:13 PM
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21. They reported 70% a couple of weeks ago
...said they were leaving town, but then I heard the poll wasn't scientific. I hope everyone DOES leave. I gotta get in and out of work at the Aquarium, just down the street from the Fleet Center, and it's going to be chaos out there. They're shutting down six MILES of Rte 93, the fabled central ahtery, from Medford down to Braintree, starting in the late afternoon, and Mayor Menino has asked that all businesses let people out at 3pm.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:20 PM
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22. Nobody is missing from my neighborhood. Maybe he has been
in one too many bars FULL OF PEOPLE

:toast: :party: :dem:

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