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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:50 PM
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writer for Slate, in London for Olympic notification, reports on bombings
http://www.slate.com/id/2122162

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This has been an extraordinary 24 hours for London. Yesterday afternoon, the International Olympic Committee awarded London the 2012 Summer Games. I was in Trafalgar Square when the announcement came, and the place went crazy. There was shouting and hugging and dancing. It seemed somehow bizarre. It seemed very ... un-English.

But the reaction to today's attacks feels incredibly English. When I left the quiet area right around the bus bombing and returned to the busy streets of Holborn and Soho, London appeared just as it always is.

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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:52 PM
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1. what did he expect? A bunch of zombies desperate for Blair to lead 'em?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 09:53 PM by thebigidea
somehow, I doubt Tony is going to go up 40 points in the polls. No matter how many fucking bullhorns he pulls out of his lying ass.

What cracked me up was some CNN stooge talking about the "eerie calm" in London.

pause.

at 2am.

pause for laughter.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:55 PM
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2. Brave on London!
You're an Inspiration for the world!

New Yorkers did pretty damn good, too! Ya notice how they voted AGAINST bush.
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