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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:50 PM
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Will tommorrow be Bloody Sunday in Iraq?
What do you all think will happen tommorrow?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:54 PM
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1. you sound like Chris Matthews!!!
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:58 PM
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5. Did he say that? ugggh... I just heard the U2 song, Bloody Sunday
and I thought about what will happen in Iraq tomorrow. I hope it's not a massacre.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:55 PM
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2. I don't think anything will happen of great consequence
and if it does, bushco has to much at stake with this election to let us hear about it.

A "leader" will be "elected" who just happens to be the choice of bushco. That would be my guess. Probably some violence, insurgents making a point, But really, not much.

For once, I hope I'm right.
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WillowTree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:29 AM
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26. In point of fact...
....they're not voting for "a leader". Today they're voting for slates of people who will be part of a forum which will write a new Iraqi constitution, not for individuals. The percentages of representation at this 'constitutional convention', from each of the 100+ parties, will reflect the percentages of the vote that the respective parties receive.
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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:56 PM
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3. With Bush in office when has it been anything else?
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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:08 PM
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8. Spooky calm hangs in the air
Feel the tension...it's a make or break day for the Bush war profiteers inc.

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:19 PM
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14. I doubt it. Duck the spin tomorrow, shit will fly
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:57 PM
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4. I think it's a tough call. * has taken a lot of risks on this one.
I just didn't like the inferred notion by * that the elections are why the kill us, and that's all. Dumbed down this means once the elections are over, the job is done and they'll stop killing us.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:58 PM
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6. Did you know that the first Bloody Sunday, in Ireland,
was also on Jan. 30.
The year was 1972.

Piece of interesting trivia for you guys.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:09 PM
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9. speaking of trivia
Alan: Now I must say Im very grateful youve come over big fans of all the Irishstuff. Love your pop music, Enya, and the other one ripped up the Pope, bald chap? And I think thats it.

Aidan: Well, theres U2, of course.

Alan: Oh, well, yeah. Fantastic. Sunday Bloody Sunday. What a great song. It really encapsulates the frustration of a Sunday, doesnt it? You wake up in the morning, youve got to read all the Sunday papers, the kids are running round, youve got to mow the lawn, wash the car, and you think Sunday, bloody Sunday!.

Aidan: I really hate to do this to you, Alan, but its actually a song about

Paul: Yeah, bloody Sunday is actually about a massacre in Derry in 1972.

Alan: A massacre? Ugh. Im not playing that again.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:11 PM
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10. Was this Alan Colmes?
:eyes:
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:22 PM
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15. a much more important Alan


would Alan Colmes attempt journalism in shorts like that? I think not.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:27 PM
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17. LOL!
But, the better question is "when does Alan Colmes attempt journalism?"

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whirlygigspin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:12 PM
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11. Bloody Sunday, January 30, 1972
Good God! what a freaking spooky omen.

thanks for freaking me out

:silly:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:39 PM
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19. Sorry 'bout that!
At least it's not like the 30th-year mark or something. ;)
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:23 PM
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16. I did NOT know that when I made the OP, how strange
Or maybe it was tucked away in my subconscious,but I do not remember ever hearing that.

I wonder if they were aware of that when they chose the day for the election?
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:41 PM
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20. Thats spooky...did you guys see Bono sing it at Clintons Library opening?.
I felt like it was an apiphony. (sp)
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:53 PM
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21. It was very eery...dark, rainy...the music was almost spooky

epiphany
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:00 PM
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7. Voting starts in exactly 2 hours (11 p.m. EST).
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:17 PM
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22. Voting starts in 40 minutes.
I wonder what will happen.
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:13 PM
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12. Not much. I think they'll start in again on Monday to show that nothing
has changed.
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Lizzie Borden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:18 PM
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13. People will stuff
a lot of ballot boxes even though few will show up to vote.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:30 PM
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18. Something like this, perhaps?

http://bushspeaks.com/home.asp?did=194


http://brainbuttons.com/home.asp?stashid=13
Buttons for brainy people - educate your local freepers today!

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:32 PM
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23. Phony vote, phony exit polls, phony news.
In that order. News out of Iraq will be heavily censored, thus the country wide lockdown. It's all a fairy tale.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:04 PM
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24. Check international sources for news
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/71ED4EC3-4552-40...
Saturday 29 January 2005, 18:33 Makka Time, 15:33 GMT

Iraq elections will take place as scheduled not because this is the ideal option to restore the country's security, stability and political process, but because it suits the interests of certain local and international forces. Those forces believe that holding elections while the country is in chaos will be of less harm to them than holding elections in the future once the security situation has improved, and people feel comfortable and can see things more clearly.

Holding elections in a chaotic Iraq will not be free from gloomy consequences for the political process in the future. The elections, after all, will mark the birth of a new political system - one which will draw a great deal of controversy. It is obvious the US administration, especially after the escalation of anti-US resistance operations, is unhappy with the escalating cost of fighting an unexpected guerrilla war. And with hopes of resolving the crisis and controlling the deteriorating Iraqi situation fading, this administration is now willing to turn its back on the Iraqi case.

The elections are by no means an indication that the US is considering a pullout. In fact, it wants to reduce its military presence in the country by withdrawing from the major cities, particularly the defiant ones.

This step is vital for the US forces in Iraq to avoid ever-growing casualty figures among personnel. This strategy will put Iraqis in danger rather than US soldiers. Eventually, the fight will become Iraqi-Iraqi instead of US military-Iraqi
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Jesus H. Christ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:20 PM
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25. I don't think it'll be that bad.
If it is, it's probably from the US.

The insurgents don't really care that much about phony elections. They're in it for the long haul.
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