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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:14 PM
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Randi talking about the Cheney "Parka Photo" right now!
Good stuff... :D
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:15 PM
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1. I can't get to her site to see the photo. Is it down?
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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I'm streaming off of AAR, so I'm not sure.
There is a photo making the rounds here in GD right now. Classless prick, that's all I can say.
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:18 PM
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9. GD?
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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11. GD = General Discussion....
the forum you're posting in.... ;-)
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:25 PM
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24. Ahhhhh.....lol
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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4. The photo is here >

I think DU should get credit for this story! :)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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13. huge pix of cheney seated is at Franken's website - -
http://www.airamericaradio.com/weblogs/alfrankenshow /

you can get a close look at the whole ensemble, including the lace up hiking boots
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
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5. I think it's being flooded....Randi's B-day today
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:23 PM
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20. I think you're right. I got in, but it's very slow.
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rqstnnlitnmnt Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
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7. go here
"i draw the line at fashion crimes" lmao!

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43247-2005Jan27...

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:23 PM
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19. He peed his good coat at the Inaguration. Give him a break.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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10. Her site is getting slammed right now.
The freepers are blowing chunks today like yesterday. My guess is that the phone calls will be very interesting. Also it's Randi's birthday today.
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM
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17. What's with Al Franken and Randi Rhodes??
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM by skypilot
At the end of the Al Franken Show Katherine Lanpher mentioned that it was Randi's birthday and Al just says, "Oh God." Joe Conason was on the show and he wished Randi a Happy Birthday, as did Lanpher, but Franken was conspicuosly silent.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:25 PM
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25. Randi just thanked Al and staff on the air.
I don't think there's a problem with them.

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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:31 PM
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28. Al and his wife gave Randi a birthday gift
and Randi thanked Al for his autographed card to her.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:44 PM
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34. at the beginning of Al's show today he and Katherine wished Randi
happy birthday - right as their show started
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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2. I love it.
You know that if Clinton did this, Rush would be exploding right now.
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
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23. Clinton would have never done that.
Clinton has more compassion and taste in his earlobe than heart-less, class-less Cheney will ever know.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:32 PM
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30. And guaranteed-
The Right would have taken the one frame of video during the day where he may have had the slightest smirk on his face, distort it and claim he was "laughing at Auschwitz." They used to do that crap to him all the time, and still do.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:16 PM
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3. First war crimes, now fashion crimes...
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Ivote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
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8. Join The Party
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:17 PM
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6. I love Randi Rhodes
:loveya:
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:19 PM
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12. He looks like Forrest Gump or something...
...in that photo. Let's call him Forrest Gumption.
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:20 PM
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14. Al Franken spoke about it today too!
Cheney has NO CLASS, neither does his disgusting wife!
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:21 PM
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15. heaven forbid an old man with a heart condition wear a parka in the cold
wtf?

I must be missing something
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rqstnnlitnmnt Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
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21. um have you seen the picture
it's not that he's wearing a parka but he's at freaking AUSCHWITZ.

He looks like my grandfather about to shovel his sidewalk.

He's wearing HIKING boots for shits sake, and a hat that has cursive embroidery on it. Look at everyone else -- decked out in black, completely formal wear.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:24 PM
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22. I'm no expert in business wear,
but I guarantee you there has to be suitable outerwear that offers just as much warmth as a parka. Face it, he looked like he was decked out for a photo-op, which he was.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:37 PM
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33. True. With his money, it's not like he has to shop at Walmart.n/t
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:26 PM
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26. I'm an old woman with a heart condition
and I have enough damn sense to dress appropriately for somber occasions! Cheney was just being an arrogant ass as always.
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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:37 PM
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31. he is not just an old man...
he is the vice pres of the usa! It really is possible to get a dark wool and lined coat..and suitable but warm hat and boots to wear. If he is so old and feeble that he cannot do these minimal things in his representation of his country, then he is too old and feeble to be the vice president.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:37 PM
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32. It's a matter of decorum
I would imagine that there are warm overcoats that would protect his health and show a sense of respect for the dead.
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:25 PM
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42. man I'm dumb. just didn't realize where he was
doh
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:29 PM
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45. He dressed appropriately in colder weather for the inaugural.
Is that what you're missing?
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:38 PM
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47. Long johns, cashmere sweater and coat
would have done just as well. He just didn't care enough to think it through.
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mordarlar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:43 PM
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49. And if he had worn this on the 20th in DC?
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:13 PM
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57. Other "old men" there were appropriately attired.
Cheney was appropriately attired for his inauguration ceremony.

Why couldn't he at least look like he cared about this event and give it the solemn respect it deserved.



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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:18 PM
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59. Yeah, You Are DEFINITELY Missing Something
If he's too sick to wear appropriate attire to a solemn function, he's too sick to be VP. Additionally, don't even friggin tell me he couldn't find a nice, warm, appropriate overcoat to wear instead. He's a multimillionaire, I'm sure he can afford a nice warm overcoat. Fuck that. It's bullshit and it's insulting and he did it on purpose.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:21 PM
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16. He thought Auchwitz was German for Walmart.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:29 PM
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27. I figured he was doing "research".
:scared:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM
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18. Dick's Catasprophically Successful Parka of Pomposity.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:31 PM
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29. I know this is awful, shaming the US, but I am wondering?
Just where is his protocol officer? You know at this level you should have an aide to instruct you in what is expected, where. Who is his protocol officer? I'd be looking for a new one.
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM
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39. That's why I think this was a total screw up
and somebody was fired over it.

There is no way Cheney would have done that on purpose.

Somebody on his staff messed up "big time".

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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:07 PM
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40. I don't buy it.
Completely naive and arrogant enough to not know how to address for such an occasion, maybe, but I don't believe he had a bad advisor.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:17 PM
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41. if that was the case
they would've trotted out that explanation at the time. Nope, this one isn't "bad staffing" other than the fact that Cheney's staff are either too afraid or too stupid to point out to him that he ought to wear something more appropriate.

onenote
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:40 PM
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48. Protocol officers are neither afraid or stupid. They have the book.
They inform their charges on who is who, related to whom, how to approach, what to say, names and ages of children, how to greet, what to wear, what not to say.

And everyone has one on foreign trips, or when they are posted overseas. Or if they don't, they're stupid.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:51 PM
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61. Please! It's a no-brainer.
No one who has the job of protocol officer to the VP would be that stupid or that incompetent. This is elementary. And even if, in some alternate universe, one of his lackeys didn't know better, how many State functions and funerals has Cheney attended over the years? More than one could count. He knows the drill.

Even, given that Cheney's an evil POS, I don't think he's senile. He knows what's appropriate attire. No....he's giving Auschwitz victims, Europe, and the American people the finger. He did it on purpose!

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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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35. Confused over all the fuss
this is just silly. I absolutely despise cheney but this is just stupid, childish even.

move on to something worthwile other than what friggin jacket somebody is wearing. Makes ya look like knee-jerk reactionary thugs.

IMHO
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:50 PM
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37. After 12 years (yes, it's still happening) of Clinton nit-picking,
the gloves are off. Sorry, this was a somber occasion and Cheney looked like he was dressed for a fucking ski trip. Silly or not, it's symbolic of what little respect this administration has for anything and anybody.
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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38. Yes, but Clinton got that, that haircut. OUTRAGE!
sarcasm off/
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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:01 PM
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52. okay but an eye for an eye only makes the world blind
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:52 PM
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51. Where are you from? This is serious.
Protocol officers exist to make sure that Americans are not embarrassed overseas and to keep the foreign press off our backs, to make friends and influence people.

I am sorry if it is not worth your time, but I guarantee you it is worth America's time. To disrespect an occasion such as this and the country it is held in is very serious for the image and diplomacy of our country.

I imagine the foreign press will be commenting on the stupid Americans.
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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:09 PM
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54. reality check time
"Protocol officers exist to make sure that Americans are not embarrassed overseas."

dude...the world alreay hates us and we cant be any more embarrassed than we are now....in no particular order

-we illegally invaded a soverign nation
-we illegally hold and torture people
-we support dictators
-we overthrow democratically elected governments
-we wont sign the land mine treaty
-we are wanting to create mini-nukes to use
-we wont send our share due to the UN

I could go on all day..

One stupid coat doesnt compare to any of the above.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:28 PM
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60. It does to our Allies to whom the pResident has said he wants to have
meaningful talks to. And then he insults them. Mock their solemn occasions. Way to go.



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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:06 PM
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53. You couldn't be more wrong.
This incident is perfectly emblematic of the "Diplomacy is for pussies" attitude of this administration. The chimp and all of the lesser apes believe that they are too exalted to be concerned with appearances; and if the entire civilized world just happens to find their behavior inappropriate, well they can just fuck off.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:01 PM
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62. You saying it doesn't make it so, Drummer.
It's not knee-jerk to expect that our elected (sic) officials have some class when they go abroad.

And another thing....

I'm old enough to remember President and Mrs. Kennedy. Jackie ALWAYS carried herself with class and dignity, even in the midst of her grief after the assassination. Comes from good breeding, I suppose. And JFK, likewise.

Cheney is just a coarse, crude, gutter rat. What can we expect?

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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:45 PM
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36. cheney looks very depressed in that "parka photo" and so does lynnette
One wonders if that "depression look" on their faces has to do only with their coming face-to-face with the horrendous history of auschwitz, or if in coming face-to-face with that horrendous history in auschwitz they realize that they are facing the horrific history of their 'don't care about human kind' power grab in Iraq; the thousands of killings that have been committed in his name as VP of an oil power grab administration; a sniff of the truth about who they really are .. a knowing that he is just as much a killer of human beings (fallujah, the occupation of iraq, the forced elections, etc) as hitler was...history hit the cheneys in the face... but is it that they are looking at their own murdereous history of horrors? is it their own murdering 'i will get what i want no matter how' history that is hitting them in the face in those parka pictures, i wonder.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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43. No. It's "I dressed wrong and the photo-op turned sour."
That is all.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:09 PM
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55. I thought he looked sickly in those photos
Just my opinion, naturally.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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44. The Outfit Had To Be Big Enough To Cover The .....
protective bodysuit.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:31 PM
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46. even forrest gump knows
that the 60th anniversary of auschwitz's liberation calls for a level of dress more formal than ice fishing.

cheney knew.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:48 PM
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50. Let's remember that Jews and other victims
also stayed there. They didn't have parkas and boots, overcoats, dress shoes, hats. Cheney is just reprehensible.

Didn't they have those heaters for the outdoors? Why does he need to dress like a classless outdoorsmen going ice fishing? It's great to dress like this when you are going hiking or hunting, but to a solemn occasion?
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CatBoreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:10 PM
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56. If you aren't going to wear formal wear...
...then this is the only appropriate alternative.



Caption: Painful Memories : A concentration camp survivor wipes away tears during a ceremony at the former Nazi deathcamp, Auschwitz in Birkeneau, Poland on January 27.

Photo Credit: Katarina Stoltz, Reuters

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4509745/?lvname=twip_050127...
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:14 PM
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58. Militaria parkas
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 04:16 PM by ultraist

PARKAS ON SALE!
SALE EXTENDED TO 24th JANUARY, 2004
http://www.1944militaria.com/parka_sale.htm

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