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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:34 AM
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Mark Cuban Tells Bush to Donate Inaugural Funds to Tsunami Victims
Billionaire to Bush: Give Inaugural Funds to Tsunami Victims
Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban has called on President Bush to cancel the lavish inauguration parties planned for later this month and instead donate the money saved - some $40 million - to victims of the Asian tsunami. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team won't say how much he has given to the disaster victims, but his Dec. 31 proposal on his Web site has generated controversy - and support - on the Internet. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is raising $30 million to $40 million from private donors and says it doesn't plan to cancel any of the nine inaugural balls or the three so-called "candle light dinners" that donors of $250,000 and $100,000 get with the president and first lady. Mark Cuban says he voted for President Bush. Asked if it was fair to deny Bush supporters a celebration, he replied QUOTE "Since when is the level of celebration defined by the amount spent?"

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/01/10/145...
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:36 AM
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1. Hey now, he gave 10K
how much can one man do?
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:38 AM
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2. NINE Inaugural Balls. Can you believe that?
What a friggen elitist pig.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:39 AM
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3. he wants to be a war president
only when it benifits him.

(Past presidents toned down their inaugration during time of war)
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:48 AM
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4. GWB: $10,000 for tsunami victims; $40,000,000 for his coronation
I challenged Bush to do this two weeks ago. For some reason, he didn't listen to me.
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gnofg Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:53 AM
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5. Like Bush
would ever be anything but lavish when it comes to himself. He is the classic example of elitism.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:08 AM
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6. Apparently they're having trouble raising the 40MM. Lame duck, anyone?
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:13 AM
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8. Yeah right
Everything done and said by the RW these days is the exact opposite of reality. Liberal elite my ass.
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:12 AM
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7. Now what would Jesus do?
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:19 AM
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9. Use his powers...
...to rain down "surgical strike" tsunamis on the gluttons who will be attending all nine of these porcine abominations? O8)
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