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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:25 PM
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Don't miss C-Span-1 9:53 est/Repeat of Bush Press Conf....Panic Attack
C-SPAN-1 ..TONIGHT REPEAT/ 9:53 est/ WH Press Conference!
This is worth a VCR Recording! For History! This Press Conference is worth a Download and Save. And if anyone can post the last 15 Minutes on a downloadable MP-3/Shockwave/whatever site to send to our friends and relatives...it would be GREAT! Bush Implodes...but last 15 minutes shows how bad off he is!

Look for the last 15 Minutes about IRAN! Look for PRESIDENTIAL PANIC ATTACK ABOUT *OXYGEN* Laking in Room!!!! See how he sputters and stammers about Iran...where he breaths in short breaths after reporters questions and then complains about "Oxygen" in the room.

Watch it.....He's a sick man...having "Panic Attacks" because of STRESS... Look for it yourself...It's only "My" opinion.

09:53 pm
0:48
News Conference
Presidential News Conference
White House, Briefing Room
George W. Bush , United States


http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.cs ...
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:28 PM
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1. Thanks for this
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 07:28 PM by FreedomAngel82
I heard about this so now I'll have to watch. Interesting. I wonder if Stewart will talk about this. :shrug: If it's worth taping I will so one day I can show my future kids the video and say: "See kids? He really was insane."
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:32 PM
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5. Most of the time, if it happened after 4:00pm EST...
they don't have time to work up a bit till the next day :evilgrin:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:30 PM
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2. NPR has a bunch of the audio from it
They may even have the whole thing. He sure said some stupid stuff. :evilgrin:

<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=45... >
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:30 PM
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3. Didn't look that different from usual for him, in my opinion
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 07:32 PM by Nothing Without Hope
An appalling performance which will be scrutinized for the exact wording of his statements, many of which were highly alarming for anyone remotely non-wingnut, but he hated being there and walked out after 47 minutes. He said something about "healthful design" of the press room and how they needed some more oxygen in it, then he left quickly. At least on the scale of the RealPlayer screen on my computer, he just looked like his horrible, incompetent self. He hates press conferences and ended it as soon as he felt he could; it was rather abrupt but not something like a breakdown in my opinion.

But we DO need to get a transcript, because he made significant statements on a number of subjects. Also a whole lot of EXTREMELY STUPID blathering. But the signficant stuff and the misstatements need to be looked over and he must be held accountable for it all.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:39 PM
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10. Here's the transcript. . .
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:31 PM
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4. This is great but the link is broken
Is the link needed or is all the pertinent oxygen - I mean, stuff in your post?

:)
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:37 PM
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9. There's a link on C-span's front page, and the "oxygen" stuff was
only in the last minute or two. It looked like a lame excuse to leave the room, since he hates press conferences. He hates having his policies or statements questioned in any way.

It was an appalling performance, but I wouldn't call it a "panic attack." It's just the blivet** in typical form when he has to say more than a sentence or two on his own. (We couldn't see his back, so I'm betting the transmitter was there for prompts.)

The front page of C-SPAN: http://www.c-span.org

There is a listing there with this 47 or so minute press conference in video: "Pres. Bush Press Conference (03/16/2005)"
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:29 PM
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21. I think you're right
He hardly does any press conferences and confronts with people who ask real question's. Plus he didn't have any control media people in the room or Guckert.
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:02 PM
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31. Nope, he DID have a "Gannon substitute" - Trudeau's cartoon was RIGHT!


They've already replaced "Gannon" with an "EXISTING STOOGE" who can serve the function of lofting super-softball "questions" that only give the blivet** a chance to preen. JimmyJeff couldn't have done it better:

Q Mr. President, you faced a lot of skepticism in the run-up to the Iraq war, and a lot of criticism for miscalculating some of the challenges of postwar Iraq. Now that the Iraq elections seem to be triggering signs of democratization throughout the broader Middle East, do you feel any sense of vindication?

THE PRESIDENT: First of all, I fully understand that as long as I'm the President I will face criticism. It's like part of the job. Frankly, you wouldn't be doing your job if you didn't occasionally lay out the gentle criticism. I welcome constructive ideas as to how we might do our job better. So that doesn't bother me. And, therefore, since it doesn't bother me and I expect it, I don't then seek vindication.

Look, history -- shall I give you my talk on history and presidencies? Okay, thank you. I don't -- what's interesting is George Washington is now getting a second, or third, or fifth, or tenth look in history. I read the Ellis book, which is a really interesting book, and -- "His Excellency," it's called. And McCullough is writing a book on George Washington, as well. People are constantly evaluating somebody's standing in history, a President's standing in history, based upon events that took place during the presidency, based upon things that happened after the presidency, based upon -- like in my case, hopefully, the march of freedom continues way after my presidency. And so I just don't worry about vindication or standing.

The other thing, it turns out, in this job you've got a lot on your plate on a regular basis, you don't have much time to sit around and wander, lonely, in the Oval Office, kind of asking different portraits, how do you think my standing will be? (Laughter.) I've got a lot to do. And I like to make decisions, and I make a lot of them.


I think the shill who asked that one was the Washington Times correspondent. It was at about the 30 minute mark (of a bit under 48 minutes). "Gannon" himself could not have thrown a softer one, as one would expect from a hack from that ultra-RW Moonie newspaper. And the blivet**'s "answer" was largely incoherent, but he appeared to be comparing himself with George Washington for bringing "democracy" to the Middle East. We need to confirm the identity of that questioner and keep an eye on him. He's looking like a planted shill just like "Gannon" was.

Like the Doonesbury cartoon said, they couldn't use an outside stooge any more, they have to use an EXISTING INSIDE ONE.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:45 PM
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13. I went back to C-Span Site and checked the link...here it is again..
http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/schedule.cs...

It's all I have that they gave me for he re-broadcast of Bush "White House Press Conference."

:shrug: don't know why it's a "broken link."

Skip through if you tape but can't stand to watch him to about the last 15 or 20 minutes of the speech..then go all the way to the end where he talks about "Oxygen" in the room and ends the conference and see how fast he leaves the podium and exits.

I watched the C-Span video of this on their site...and it stops where he says he's cutting press conference short...it doesn't show how he left the room after "abruptly ending the conference."

With other Presidents their "Press Secretary" will always announce an end to the Press Conference saying "President will answer "two more..or whatever questions" and then the "Press Secretary" (in this case McClellan) would say: "Thank you for your questions we need to end this Press Conference now because the President has other meetings, etc., etc."

McClelland wasn't there and he didn't "buffer" for the Chimp. The Chimp thought the could bluff it...got hard questions, found he was fighting off Panic Attack and abruptly ended it.

No other President I've seen going back to Nixon has ever not had his Press Secretary or other intermediary "buffer," to end the conference.
:shrug:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:53 PM
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16. Try this link from earlier today with discussion about Press Conference..
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:33 PM
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6. He is so unqualified for his job, really it's so fucking ridiculous
Everytime i see him or hear him i feel like puking.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:35 PM
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7. "wander lonely in the White House..." WTF?
This man is insane.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:55 PM
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30. ..".the White House COMPOUND"......"...there's no Oxygen in here"


ummmmm....ahhhhh....ummmm.....duhhhhhh...



bush* is really losing it TOTALLY.....


IMO, he may well spin drunkenly OUT OF CONTROL like nixon did....

during today's bush* cheering his new Iraqi National Assembly, as the EXPLOSIONS continued.....at some point, like "I am not a crook" nixon, REALITY will meet bush* drunken/drugged ILLUSIONS...and the whole house of cards will fall down...it may be a FAST but dramatic FALL, like ENRON....

almost empty meeting, quickly dismissed as EXPLOSIONS continued...


many EXPLOSIONS hit close to the new Iraqi National Assembly, huddled inside the HEAVILY Fortified Green Zone, with TWO explosions INSIDE THE GREEN ZONE...




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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:36 PM
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8. Oh, Here ya go, the web site "Dubya Speak" has a bunch...
...of his quotes from today. That site is great!

<http://www.dubyaspeak.com/freshdubya.shtml > :evilgrin:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:45 PM
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14. Holy fukkin' shit, look at this one (I couldn't make myself watch this a.m
"I like the idea of people running for office. There's a positive effect when you run for office. Maybe some will run for office and say, vote for me, I look forward to blowing up America. I don't know, I don't know if that will be their platform or not. But it's -- I don't think so. I think people who generally run for office say, vote for me, I'm looking forward to fixing your potholes, or making sure you got bread on the table."
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:31 PM
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22. WTF?
I think he really is nuts. "I look forward to blowing up America"?
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:51 PM
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15. Great site! But the list of awful and significant quotes goes on and on.
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 07:58 PM by Nothing Without Hope
The press conference has to be seen to be believed, but it is truly nausea-inducing, so don't watch on a full stomach.

One I recall, said with grand gestures, "I LIKE to make decisions and I make a lot OF them!"
(accent on the two upper-case words). So childish, he doesn't have a clue.

But we need to sort through the garbage for the lies and for the significant policy statements and hold him accountable for them.

He supports the "Hate Amendment" (our term for it is so apt, I always use it) to the Constitution to ban gay marriage and said that the judge's recent ruling is what will get the people roused up to push for it. "The people, not the judges, should decide."

He supports the placement of religious symbols like the 10 Commandments on government property.

He supports the death penalty and says it is a deterrent to crime

He supports the export of accused prisoners to countries where torture is practiced. He said we need to protect ourselves and besides, we ask for assurances that they won't be tortured.

He thinks it's fine for government-produced video clips to be shown TV statements without a disclaimer that they are in fact made by the government. He says they're legal because they are "factual," and he refused to consider putting a disclaimer in the message itself.

Asked about pulling out of Iraq, he said nations (I think he meant the coalition countries, that was the context) were --can't recall the exact word -- invigorated and encouraged (my words for the word I can't remember) by the democratic process unfolding in Iraq. He denied that they were pressing to pull out. (We need the exact words on this one - I think it's a lie.)

He said a lot about Social Security, and I'm betting there are clear lies in it.

Lots and lots more. This needs to be gone over in detail.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:06 PM
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19. Princess Hughes came back to the wrong job...she's got to get on this
real quick. They need her badly. Forget those Muslims she has to woo. They have a DISASTER on their hands. Rove, Allbaugh, and Bartlett are falling down on the job.

I think there is evidence here that he didn't even know who he was speaking to because he is talked as if he was with his back slapping buddies who laugh at and forgive everything he says.

Anyone remember the saying...Goodbye, Goodbye St.Andreas, It Ain't Our Fault!

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:23 PM
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20. That's an Excellent site and pulls out some of his best...if you have time
thought try to check out the real thing on C-Span. But, for those who can't stomach it all...then this is a good site, other than reading the "White House Offical Transcript. "White House.gov."
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:39 PM
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11. A * quote from "Dubya Speak.com"
"...I like the idea of people running for office. There's a positive effect when you run for office. Maybe some will run for office and say, vote for me, I look forward to blowing up America. I don't know, I don't know if that will be their platform or not. But it's -- I don't think so. I think people who generally run for office say, vote for me, I'm looking forward to fixing your potholes, or making sure you got bread on the table."
-- Presenting brings us his favorite local political issue (potholes) in extolling the virtues of representative government, Washington, D.C., Mar. 16, 2005
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 07:40 PM
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12. Shit I hope I haven't missed this! A body knows I pay for it! n/t
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:00 PM
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17. Wolfowitz grew a heart (or had one transplanted for his new role).
He is now literally Santa Claus just like the Grinch.... USA has only forgiven the enormous debt burden of IRAQ. The desperately poor in Africa will not get any cuts!!! Unless they vote to support the USA in its next excellent adventure.

Funny - Britain and Canada and Africa had it that all of Africa should be forgiven. Wolfowitz will forgive all of Africa but "reframe it" so as to make the USA look like Santa bearing gifts of its own making (when USA has been the biggest block to debt forgiveness).

That is why the UN has to be destroyed... you can't have but one Santa!!

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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:35 PM
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23. The only reason th Bushies are pushing for Iraq Debt forgivness...
...is because it now OUR Debt. We ARE the occupiers, regardless of how they want to lie and say Iraq is a Free Country! :evilgrin:
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drummer55 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:03 PM
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18. watched it....nothing new from the chimp. ya'll grasping at straws n/t
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 08:40 PM
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24. Are you sure about the time?
because they are still Live on both C-SPAN and C-SPAN2? :shrug:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:32 PM
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28. Sorry...if House and Senate are still in session they bump what was on
their schedule. Maybe they will do it overnight when all of us are in bed. :-(
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:47 PM
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29. It looks like they are trying to push the replay into the wee hours...
...because they are talking about really stupid crap, like intervening in the Florida T.Shivo case and Alcoholic effects on 15yr. olds. :mad:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:17 PM
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25. While we wait for these blowhard's to finish on C-SPAN Check this...
...one out from "100% Pure Dubya" at Dubya Speak.com:

DUBYA: Mary is with us. Mary Mornin. How are you, Mary?

MS. MORNIN: I'm fine.

DUBYA: Good. Okay, Mary, tell us about yourself.

MS. MORNIN: Okay, I'm a divorced, single mother with three grown, adult children. I have one child, Robbie, who is mentally challenged, and I have two daughters.
. . .

DUBYA: There's a certain comfort to know that the promises made will be kept by the government.

MS. MORNIN: Yes.

DUBYA: And so thank you for asking that. You don't have to worry.

MS. MORNIN: That's good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.

DUBYA: You work three jobs?

MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.

DUBYA: Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. Get any sleep?

-- Dubya takes pride in the fact that in America, this woman has to work three jobs to stay afloat, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005
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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:21 PM
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26. Full transcript
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:10 PM
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32. "...asking different portraits, how do you think my standing will be?"
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 10:20 PM by diamond14
.."you don't have much time to sit around and wander, lonely, in the Oval Office, kind of asking different portraits, how do you think my standing will be?"

"You know, for example, there was -- I think we had the image of wanting to fight Muslims -- the United States stood squarely against a religion, as opposed to a society which welcomes all religions."

"And Dina Powell, from my office, an Egyptian American, is also going over, leaving the White House COMPOUND..."

"I've called a lot of them into the White House COMPOUND...."

"I have confidence in Tom DeLay's leadership, and I have confidence in Tom DeLay."


"I am looking forward to seeing you down there in Crawford, those of you lucky enough to be able to travel with me."

"Like, there's very little oxygen in here anymore."



--------------------------------

"Iraq had a meeting today of its transitional national assembly. It's a bright moment in what is a process toward the writing of a constitution, the ratification of the constitution, and elections. And I want to congratulate the Iraqis for their assembly."

massive EXPLOSIONS at the new Iraqi National Assembly, while bush* spoke his praise....
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:30 PM
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27. C-Span cancelled because Senate and House still in session...maybe
they will broadcast it overnight...Sorry... I'm taping with my VCR..to catch it again for hubby who missed it.
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never_get_over_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:39 PM
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33. OK I really can't watch this freak
but what I just heard him say something about its easy for us to vote - too bad its not easy to get our votes counted fairly - talking about the bravery of the Iraqis who voted....
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