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ok_cpu Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:38 PM
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"I think that works to our advantage"
I'm no fan of politicizing the bombings in London - there's sure to be plenty of that in the coming days. I'd rather let our friends across the pond know our thoughts and prayers are with them today.

That being said, this is too much.


Fox News' Brian Kilmeade said today that the terrorist attack in London "works to 'our' advantage." I don't know for sure who the "our" is that the Fox and Friends host is referring to, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I'll clarify for him and say he didn't really mean he's in favor of using terrorists attacks to forward any agenda.


Even though that's not clear from his words.


I'll say by "our" he means those who continue to shove the war in Iraq down the throats of a public who increasingly is not buying it.


If I'm speaking for you incorrectly, Brian and you really are backing an agenda of death and destruction, you really should check out what AIDS and poverty are doing in Africa and around the world.

It would work to your advantage.



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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 PM
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1. Brit Hume's was far more vile...
...but trash is trash. Maybe both of them can be fired. :shrug:
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ok_cpu Donating Member (826 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:43 PM
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2. I hadn't heard about Hume
until a couple minutes ago. And I agree, it was more vile.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:47 PM
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3. I haven't heard the hume thing yet.
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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:56 PM
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4. Here it is in all its glory...
"My first thought when I heard - just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, 'Hmmm, time to buy.'"
- Fox News' Brit Hume, 7/7/05
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:58 PM
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6. That's no real surprise coming from a Culture of Life Bot.
But truly sick in every way.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:01 PM
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7. The SOB
ugly American at work.
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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:58 PM
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5. They want it to help in the war on domestic opposition.
They don't care so much about defeating the terrorists as defeating those political opponents who have the guts to note that they don't care so much about defeating the terrorists and/or are doing a shit job of it.

To get rid of us, they would put up with thousands of British dead. Anti democracy, anti life, pro profit turds they all are.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 07:43 AM
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8. #53 in Machiavelli's Discourses:
"The Populace, misled by the False Appearance of Advantage, often seeks its own Ruin, and is easily moved by Splendid Hopes and Rash Promises."



And #52 is more meaningful to us:

"The Safer and Less Scandalous Way of repressing the Arrogance of One who has risen to Power in a Republic is to forestall him in the Methods he uses to come by this Power."
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