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Willy Lee Donating Member (925 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:58 AM
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Does this man know the definition of irony???
"I think two of the great ironies of history will be that there will be a Palestinian state and a democratic Iraq showing the way forward for people who desperately want to be free," the president said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/28/politics/28prexy.html...

irony: a means of expression which suggests a different, usually humorous or angry, meaning for the words used,
a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:03 AM
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1. It is ironic, if you begin the quote with, "despite our best efforts."
"to prevent these things from happening,"

i think he left that part out.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:05 AM
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2. does he write his own speaches
or is there some other idiot doing it for him?
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Ironpost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:16 AM
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3. surely there's not two of 'em
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:23 AM
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4. Hey Smart Guy
Irony--like as or as having the qualities of an Iron!

See I do too know what Irony means.

President Bush



But really Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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ArkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 AM
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5. ..
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:28 AM by ArkDem
irony ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-n, r-)
n. pl. ironies

a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.

d. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated (Richard Kain).
e. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
f. Dramatic irony.
g. Socratic irony.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:36 AM
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6. Irony is the fact that so many people he's actively fucking over
with his every policy proposal not only voted for him, but put their hands over their ears when you try to tell them why they've lost their job or their kids don't have healthcare or (fill in the blank __________).

Personally, I have no sympathy for those kinds of people anymore. None whatsoever. Too bad they're going to suffer, but they gotta learn somehow.
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