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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:34 AM
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Shrub had a BAD day.
We have a guy called Armstrong Williams who was paid a lot of $$ to tow the party lie. Greg Toppo, Education Reporter for USA Today, found this little gem and exposed it. And Armstrong was everywhere, primarily on CNN, and always toeing the Shrub line. ALWAYS!
And who is Armstrong Williams? Commentator/journalist/columnist? He was all at one time, but perhaps his chances are limited now?

Ditto for George Tenet. He gets a big award one day, but now he's a scapegoat? Yes, the CIA voted him in. Justify this, %$^&&*()()(*^^#@%$#%^%$$#. (i can't even say it).
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:36 AM
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1. Nothing will happen to Shrub over this
and I promise you, he didn't even blink an eye when it got exposed.

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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:38 AM
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2. He got a new puppy!
Li'l George is kinda occupied right now, the little puppy has all his attention. It's a good thing too, because Unka Dick took away the PS2 when Li'l George refused to come out for the soonamy thing.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:39 AM
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3. lol True, Shrub did get a new puppy.
I guess he felt Barney didn't love him anymore.
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:42 AM
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4. Would you love anyone...
who dropped you as many times as Li'l George has dropped Barney?


Geez, I'm surprised the poor dog hasn't made a break for it.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:44 AM
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6. You know dogs, they give people all kinds of chances
But to answer your question, No. ..but then, I've never liked, much less loved, Shrub.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:58 AM
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18. Maybe, but will he be blighted with another welt across the face?
What's with those facial wounds, anyway? Is he taking fencing lessons without a mask?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:02 AM
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19. I believe it's caused by medication or some medical disorder
but it could be he falls down drunk a lot.

More fun to think of someone slapping the shit out of him.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:21 AM
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21. I've been taking a bag full of medication for the last week
and I don't have anywhere near the reaction to drugs that * does. A little woozie, yes, but Frankenstein-like welts? uh uh.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:27 AM
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22. Some meds thin the skin and pressure can cause tears and red
blotches.

I know his brother Marvin has a disease (Crohns) that can cause eruptions on the face...doesn't always, but can.

I've often wonder if having 2 parents with Graves disease causes some sort of immune deficient disorder in offspring. I recall their daughter Robin died of leukemia.

His father also suffered facial eruptions...worse now that he's older and that probably came with the natural thinning of the skin with age.

Who knows what those eruptions are caused by?
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:41 AM
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23. Your information would tend to outweigh the effects of alcoholism
One would think that Walter Reed doctors would be obligated to provide the media the true medical condition of the President, if only for the sake of "fighting the war on terror."
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:51 AM
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24. That's why those eruptions bother me
He's also gotten real clumsy (falling off bikes, etc) since the "pretzel" incident. Perhaps additional medication, or an additional medical condition, is making matters worse.


What if he is sick and he passes out at a critical time? What if in a medicated stupor, he does something more dangerous (to America) than his usual dangerous actions?

What if he is combining booze with his medicines, aggravating his mental state?

I think doctors for the President should be obligated to let the people know when a condition exist that could affect how a person performs their duties.

Even if it turns out to be he's just a drunk, we have the right to know.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:05 AM
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25. Since the condition would have been preexisting
the voters should have known about it at least before the last election, if not before the first one.

Pressure should be placed on his doctors for full disclosure. Recall how important Kerry's medical records were to the RWers. Even more so for an "acting" president.

Your points are well taken, as usual. :)
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:43 AM
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5. When was the last time the chimp
paid a political price for any of the criminal crap he's initiated? Never. He's protected and propped up by the whore press and every repuke in Congress. The little shit never has a "bad" day.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:49 AM
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9. Today was "not good" though
LibDemAlways, I agree how you cut to the chase. Today wasn't great, but yesterday, we made history, and perhaps if we revisit this tomorrow, it could get worse. Shrubbie could be goin' down! I gotta feeling it might get worse.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:46 AM
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7. This won't have an effect on Shrub in the least
There is NOTHING that he could do that his followers would not back. He could go to each one of their houses and shoot them in the head, and they would thank him for it. Complete brainwashed personality cult-every bit as bad as the Moonies who probably taught the Repugs their techniques.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:51 AM
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10. I honestly believe that the
chimp could have sex with a 10 year old boy on the field during halftime at the Super Bowl and the media and half of America would find a way to put a positive spin on it.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:53 AM
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12. I agree
Besides, rape is a form of torture, and torture is acceptable to many Americans.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:57 AM
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14. True...that would be the spin...
The boy is obviously a terrorist and the chimp was using an approved method of gaining valuable information for the safety of all Americans.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:00 AM
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15. and you know it would too...it's just plain sad.
:(
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:01 AM
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16. So sad, but true...
You are so right about that. These mind-numbed lemmings support and defend anything * does.

Also, I've noticed that on the issues--* supporters sprint out of the box to defend Bush's stance. Most of these fools don't know anything about tort reform or social security. However, when Bush comes out with a position on these subjects--they leap to further his agenda--like rabid weasels.

It's just mind boggling.

That's the jist of what's wrong with this country. If these people loved their country as much as they loved George Bush--we wouldn't be seeing half of the injustices and abuses of power that we're seeing right now.

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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:44 PM
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29. Hear that
Sometimes I think my mom could lose what's left of her retirement account, have her Social Security benefits cut, lose her house, and then be found sitting under a bridge, just knowing that George Wonderful Goodpersonbush would soon find a way to get it all back for her.
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:48 AM
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8. georgie's puppy is trying to paper train him..........
Bushkin has never read a paper and there aren't any in the bunker so please send simple easy to read papers to the Palace de Chimpo C/O uncle Dicky.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:52 AM
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11. Was George Tenet in the news today? (nt)
nt
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:46 AM
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26. This is probably old news for you,
but yesterday the CIA blamed Tenet for everything under the umbrella of 'failure of leadership'. So it kind of rubs this admin the wrong way after rewarding him for his failures.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 12:33 PM
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28. Actually, I hadn't heard that (nt)
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 12:33 PM by Eric J in MN
nt
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:54 AM
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13. I think this story is important...
If I'm not mistaken, Armstrong Williams has taken over for Rush Limbaugh, when he's been on vacation.

I think this is one of those tip-of-the-iceberg stories.

There is a potpourri of White House media shenanigans taking place every minute. This is just one small example of a ginormous, problem.

Rush Limbaugh receives his talking points from the White House. It's certainly unethical that our government is working in tandem--with this disinformation, lying bastard. Also, Fox News has become the PR branch of the Republican Party. Clear Channel is Republican owned--and they control more radio stations than any other media conglomerate. Sinclair Broadcasting is Republican owned and looking to acquire more broadcast stations. Sinclair is unabashed about perpetuating Republican propaganda--ie, the anti-Kerry movie.

This administration is using the media to perpetuate propaganda via the public airwaves. That's a scary, accurate, newsworthy story--for any reporter willing to get off of their lazy butt and cover it.

This misuse of media is the big, pink elephant in the room that no one discusses. Well, today--a reporter from USA Today picked up a piece of the elephant dung and at least had the courage to say that it smelled bad.

Maybe this story will spark further coverage of Republican propaganda on America's airwaves.

I doubt Chimparoni is losing sleep over this. However, it's a good think that this is being reported.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:04 AM
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27. "tip-of-the-iceberg stories"
I totally agree.

it's naive to think that AW is the *only* WH propagandist on the public payroll.

c'mon Josh Marshall... shake some tectonic plates already!
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:57 AM
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17. If anything, this Williams guy is going to get a cushy job in *'s
administration. Just you wait and see :)
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:10 AM
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20. Worst case for Rove
Any the pundits they don't pay are going to be ticked off that they didn't get a check.
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