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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 11:58 AM
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"I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed" - GWB
"Writer Russ Baker noted in October, 2004, that Mickey Herskowitz, the man Bush had originally hired to write his autobiography ("A Charge To Keep: My Journey To The White House"), told Baker that George Bush was planning his Iraq invasion - to seize and hold political power for himself and the Republican Party - during his first presidential election campaign.

"He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999," Herskowitz told Baker. "It was on his mind. He said to me: 'One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief.' And he said, 'My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.' He said, 'If I have a chance to invade, if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a successful presidency."

Bush lied, and Americans died. And continue to die. But politically - at least so far - it has worked out well for Bush.

It was a lie of political expediency, with the war resolution carefully timed just before the 2002 elections to help the Republicans take back the Senate."

Published on Monday, June 20, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate
by Thom Hartmann

more....

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0620-22.htm
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 12:00 PM
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1. As I say, the pieces of the Iraq puzzle only fit together one way.
Bush had an agenda, and he mislead America in order to send our children to their deaths.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:01 PM
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20. The plan's been obvious for years.
And it will continue.
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 12:00 PM
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2. what a brilliant political mind!
I want the lolly! waaah, wahhh!
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 12:01 PM
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3. and nah, na, nah, na, nah, nah. Did he give a rasberry after he said it.
Such a tool.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 12:10 PM
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4. Yeah got everything pass
But fail lie test x(
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MsAnthropy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 12:18 PM
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5. Truly nauseating
War is the playtoy of rich men while thousands of people die
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 12:28 PM
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6. Well, if anyone still thinks we're a democratic republic, then they are
foolish (I'm being polite on this.)

George is a dictator; he's alluded to it himself. A quote or two from before election 2000 were more than enough... but he's finding that being even a dictator isn't as easy as he was dreaming of. Whoops.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 08:06 AM
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48. dictators
rarely die peacefully
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LightningFlash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:02 PM
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7. No you aren't.
No unlimited access to Judges.
No Social Security.
No veto of stem cell research.
No secret powers of Patriot Act.
No John Bolton.

And no big-time war in Korea for you!!!! That wasn't even due to the democrats, who have little power in blocking anything you propose. :thumbsdown:
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:15 PM
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8. he's still manage to do a lot of damage though.
i really want to see someone throw this quote in his face!
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:17 PM
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9. I would love that
I hate his bullying school yard tactics.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:20 PM
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10. i sent to to olbermann...
he seems most likely to pick this up....but a nomination would help too...... :)
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:03 PM
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21. Nominated and kicked!
:kick:
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:40 PM
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29. thanks, i love your tenacity!
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:24 PM
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11. Is it just me or has anyone else noted he uses the same
language with what he's quoted as saying in the OP and what he said after the 2004 election: Political Capital

This stuff is further evidence supporting his yearning to start a war with Saddam Hussein and use it for "political capital". Is that why we're in Iraq?
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:42 PM
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30. capital is one of them "big words" the idiot likes to throw around.....
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:49 PM
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32. Al Franken played an audio clip of Bush talking about his "capital"
after the 2004 election. Bush used the word about 5 times in about 30 seconds and sounded like a kid assigned to use his new vocabulary word in 10 sentences.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 03:15 PM
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34. i think it's a sort of a code that convinces dummies that any idiot can
be wealthy. which is true, if they're born that way.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 09:55 PM
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42. It's Called "Conditioning..." Repeated Words Over & Over, again.
Psych 101 - a no brainer for those of us with even half of one.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 04:17 PM
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37. I agree. I heard that too.
It reminded me of Junior repeating and repeating ad-nauseum during the debate that being the pResident was "Hard Work". As if he ever did a hard days work in his lousy life.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 11:30 PM
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44. And he's adding NEW words to his vocabulary every day! Like
"disassemble"!

What a fuckin' moron.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 06:25 AM
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47. My guess
Edited on Wed Jun-22-05 06:26 AM by CJCRANE
is that's what his handlers told him, they explained to him that now he'd "won" the popular vote he now had "political capital".

Every other politician knows not to just blurt out blunt phrases like "political capital" or "regime change" or "catapulting the propaganda", these are usually for backroom discussions.

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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:25 PM
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12. DUH-bya couldn't
pass his way out of a paper bag. His mind's gone from years of alcohol and coke use. He's a puppet, too stupid to even realize how stupid he is!

:mad:
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kster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:34 PM
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16. Yeah ,he has
full control of the TV media,and his approval numbers keep plummeting to all time lows, how dumb does one have to be to have that happen.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 08:33 PM
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41. BUT...
Do you think he's the one making all this happen? IMO, he's just a ventriloquist's dummy (Rove, Cheney, etc.) doing whatever the guy with his hand up his butt bids him do.
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:30 PM
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13. What would the "experts" say about the father comment?
"My father wasted his capital".....I'll bet there's quite a bit of psychological info in that statement!
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:32 PM
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14. They Died So Republicans Could Take the Senate
Powerful Statement.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:45 PM
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very sad, and powerful.... but i think people are ready to hear it
finally.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:45 PM
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17. dupe.
Edited on Tue Jun-21-05 01:46 PM by bettyellen
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:33 PM
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15. He is a Veruka pronounced VER-RU-KA
Do you know who Veruka was? She was the girl in Willy Wonka that was spoiled rotten, wanted it all, she ended up in the bad egg detector....
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 01:58 PM
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18. Here ya go!
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:01 PM
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19. Oh Man, this is great, thanks, we always call my little one Veruka
it fits shrub well, don't you think?
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maddiejoan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:03 PM
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22. I've been calling him Veruca since 2000
:grin:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 04:52 PM
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54. isn't it also a term for an unsightly growth or wart?
He is, at that.
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holboz Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 03:31 PM
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36. Everybody sing: "DON'T CARE HOW, I WANT IT NOW!!"
Bush/Veruca: Daddy, I want a goose that can lay a golden egg!

Rove/Daddy: Ookaay Veruca. I'll get you one before the day is out.

Bush/Veruca: But I want one NOW!

>>>>
hee hee - that's one of our favorite movies 'round our house.
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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:08 PM
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23. Suddenly I am forced to rethink my stance on the death penalty
Because impeachment is by no means enough anymore.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:09 PM
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24. Agreed.
This is treasonous, if you ask me. Treason is punishable by death, right?
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:18 PM
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25. treason is the correct word for this....
I think Bush has tipped his hand enough at this point for people to accept that this was about nothing more than money and naked ambition.
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Babel_17 Donating Member (948 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:33 PM
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26. Great stuff, nominated. nt
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:34 PM
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27. Megolamaniac
Dubya does have a mental disease. His obsession with political capital, wanting to make a marked success of his presidency and indicating he will do just that, no holds barred. A warped ego can do a lot of damage.
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 09:30 AM
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49. And also strange
is that 9/11 provided the "political capital" to push through IWR, Patriot Act, Tax cuts etc....
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:40 PM
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28. Goody building the case for treason
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killbotfactory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:43 PM
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31. So many people died for Bush's fucking ego
He belongs in jail
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 03:15 PM
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33. The moran couldn't get a pretzel passed.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 03:16 PM
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35. tks for the laugh!
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 06:43 PM
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38. Hey, Bettyellen
Long time no see.

This is amazing. I hope Keith talks about it. He was planning this way before 9/11 -- not that we didn't all know it. He needs some serious psychological counseling -- he's got some very serious father issues.
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 06:46 PM
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39. Yea, he wants to pass everything he want before '06 election!
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 07:26 PM
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40. Well, yeah. If all he wants to pass is a few pieces of corn!
Even an infant can do that.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 11:27 PM
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43. For a man who has trouble
swallowing a pretzel--let alone passing it--he sure is an arrogant little shit, ain't he?

Bye, George.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 05:47 AM
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46. Indeed he is.


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dxstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 11:06 AM
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51. Man, this pic is my morning slap in the face...
Crazy... he's absolutely crazy...

"The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools..."

Peter Sinfield--Epitaph
King Crimson/Court of the Crimson King
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 01:15 PM
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53. Thanks for backing up my assertion, Karenina.
When did President Knucklehead say that? I can't believe I missed it!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 08:06 PM
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55. Says *ME!
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 11:57 PM
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45. "I'm going to get everyone pissed that I want to get pissed."
That's how his wish has turned out. Hey, Little Boots, congratulations. More and more people are getting more and more pissed every day.

How many more will be wounded and die, because george w. bush can only tell a lie.

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spindoctor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 09:34 AM
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50. A kick for the hell of it
I'm still pissed.

The worst thing is that I don't doubt for a second that he WOULD have the audacity to bluntly say it like that.

His goofing around before the telecasted war announcement comes back to mind as well.
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dxstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-22-05 11:09 AM
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52. Me and you...
God only knows it's not what WE would choose to do...

Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died
Generals sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side...



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