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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:33 PM
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BUSH ORDERS FLAG LOWERED FOR REHNQUIST: Nada for NO

The U.S. flag flies at half staff at the White House in Washington, D.C. September 4, 2005. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Rehnquist, a conservative force on the Supreme Court for over 30 years, died on Saturday after battling thyroid cancer since October, a court spokeswoman said. As chief justice, Rehnquist pushed the closely divided nine-member court to the right, and President George W. Bush was expected to use the opening to continue his own drive to add conservative voices to the judiciary. Reuters/Mannie Garcia

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No such gesture, no national mourning for the 15,000 poor and people of color who drowned in New Orleans. After all...you win some, you lose some, right, "W"?
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:34 PM
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1. unbelievable, the media SHOULD eat him alive!
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:34 PM
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2. FUCK YOU BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've been screaming about this flag thing since Friday....


:nuke: :nuke: :grr:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:35 PM
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3. Like I said..I hope when that racist bastard attempts to enter
the gates of heaven he is blocked by the thousands of black spirits he attempted to repress and refused.
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:28 PM
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40. Theres a Super Dome in Hell waitng for him.
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 10:29 PM
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48. nice image
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:36 PM
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4. ... wtf?
I guess in Bush's world:

One old white guy > Countless thousands of "those" people
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Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:43 PM
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14. 'Those folks'....
...in 'that part of the world'. That's the phrase I heard him use during his little press stunt in LA. The State of Louisiana was still part of the United States the last time I checked. ,That part of the world'...... :puke:
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:44 PM
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16. WTF did he say that????
His world is so damn skewed.

fuck. I'm so mad again.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:54 PM
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21. I heard him say that.
I did a double take. :wtf: was he talking about? 'that part of the world" What a slap! Typical bush arrogance.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:21 PM
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27. Like it's some other continent! May as well be to him n/t
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Splatter Phoenix Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:53 PM
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44. now there's some fuzzy math.
Solve the following equation and inequality:

Thousands of Iraqis < "Freedom"

Invading a country to steal its oil = $X (solve for variable--hint, answer will be in billions)

I'm sure someone less tired could come up with more. v_V
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM
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5. I am ashamed of the president and so should he be ashamed of himself.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM
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6. He's a babbling, giggling, insensitive. murdering idiot!
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM
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7. The man who said Plessy v. Ferguson was a correct ruling
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM by Fenris
Gets a flag-at-half-staff memorial. Seems logical. :crazy:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM
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8. no brain no pain = g.w. bush
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM
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9. Excuse me, we don't have a total # of dead....
It's premature to lower for the Gulf Coast victims. Flag protocol and all that. We can wait and do it correctly at the right time.

(People died all over, not just in N.O., BTW.)
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:38 PM
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11. How long after 9/11?
The total number of dead wasn't known for some time.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:42 PM
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13. SAME DAY!!!! the flag was lowered the on 9/11
I looked this all up on Friday.

And the flag protocol says in times of "National Tragedy or the death of a dignitary foreign or domestic"

If LA,MS and AL don't qualify for TRADGEDY in his world... omfg.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:43 PM
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15. excuse me. Don't defend him.
The flag protocol states times of national tragedy. And it was lowered the day of the Columbine shootings too.

It is a national symbol of mourning and does not require a body count.
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:56 PM
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23. Don't accuse me of defending that piece of shit....
I was discussing the flag. :)
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:26 PM
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39. the right time was days ago!
really
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Prodemsouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:37 PM
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10. Is anyone really surprised.
n/t
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:42 PM
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12. It should also be flown upside-down for NOLA.
Half-mast for NOLA is nowhere close enough.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:45 PM
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17. Outrageous. What a disgrace.
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bj2110 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:51 PM
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18. FUCK THAT MAN. JESUS CHRIST!! WHAT A GODDAMN PRICK!
I'm usually not this straightforward, but shit, this pisses me off....
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:55 PM
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22. Hey don't hold back! Tell us what you think!
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 07:23 PM by Bluzmann57
This thing is bringing out the worst in all of us, I'm afraid. But it may not be the worst. It may be the best. After all, a lot of people are a lot of pissed off and this should result in action against the evil bastards that run our country.
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bj2110 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:08 PM
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32. This one really fucking tweaks my nipple, what can I say...
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:52 PM
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19. I predicted this
but can't find the thread because of the Level 3 here, take my word for it.

Sad, that it was so predictable.
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bj2110 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:52 PM
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20. NOMINATED: I had to read this one again... This should be spread
far and wide.... truly shows where this administration's priorities are....
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:56 PM
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24. and the DEMS response is...??? nt & no response evidently
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Karmadillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:28 PM
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29. At least the Dems are consistent
nt
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 06:58 PM
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25. Fuck this! I'm NOT lowering MY flag!!
n/t
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:02 PM
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26. I share your disgust.
At his failure to help the country deal with the disaster and mourn those lost.
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klyon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:28 PM
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28. sorry but the flag is not flown at half mast for just anybody
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 07:28 PM by klyon
not for soldiers killed
not for car crash casualties
not for people drowned
It might be nice if we had some way of showing respect but we do not.

KL
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:14 PM
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35. Flag protocol says National tragedies as well
I suggest this qualifies eminently as a National tragedy every bit as much as 9 11 when the flags were flown at half staff.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:30 PM
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30. Buck Fush! Fly New Orleans' flag instead.
yes we have our own city flag:



"You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave..."
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 07:33 PM
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31. Fuck that shit1 Fuck Bush! Fuck Rehnquist!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:09 PM
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33. grrraaaAAAAHHH!
Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 08:10 PM by sakabatou
:banghead:
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:12 PM
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34. Thousands of dead black people isn't enough to lower the flag
but one 85 year old Religious Conservative dies of natural causes and and the whole nation is supposed to take pause and mourn????

This is the craziest thing I have EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE!!!!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:17 PM
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36. Sick. Very anti-America, this person. Compassionate for whom, again?
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:22 PM
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37. I think * told Cheney to pull the plug on Rehnquist for a diversion
I truly do.

Well, it ain't working, Apeman!
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:34 PM
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41. I heard that this morning and was shocked it hadn't already been
lowered because of the tragedy.

We don't lower it for thousands of deaths and the destruction of multiple towns and a major American city but we do for the death of one elderly sick man, who had an important job.

The dichotomy was just striking.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:36 PM
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42. The flag should be lowered until every poor evacuee has a permanent
place to call home.
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bj2110 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 08:41 PM
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43. AAAAAAARGH! kicking and bumping this disgusting fact....
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bj2110 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:07 PM
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45. 1 more boot
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 03:31 PM
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62. Indeed, 1 more time. Never forget.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:23 PM
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46. Rehnquist was a fellow white racist pig n/t
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 09:49 PM
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47. hey, the NO guys didn't help him grab the power - what do you expect?
He is where he is IN SPITE of 'people with skin different than ours" - and BECAUSE of Renquist - who helped throw black votes throughout his career.
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:24 AM
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49. Is rest of gov. to follow suit? If so, people will assume
it is for Katrina.

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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:30 AM
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50. It breaks my heart to see our flag fly over the White House
at all these days. It's a form of desecration.

They are unconscionable elitist, these bush folks.


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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:30 AM
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51. This is yet another serious fuckup for Bush... are we surprised? n/t
n/t
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:32 AM
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52. 8 Hours later, FINALLY (word of the week) a gesture
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&S...

***You just know somebody told this assclown that he fucked up again-this came in at 7:44 pm CST.

By The President of The United States of America

A PROCLAMATION

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As a mark of respect for the victims
of Hurricane Katrina, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the
Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the
United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all
public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on
all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and
throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset,
Tuesday, September 20, 2005. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at
half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations,
consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military
facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

GEORGE W. BUSH
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 01:03 AM
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58. >>>>>>>>>> He DID -EIGHT HOURS LATER
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Lori Price CLG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:32 AM
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53. A flag lowered for ONE dead Nazi, as opposed to the thousands dead
in New Orleans????

Let the treason trial of Bush (and Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rove) begin!!!

Lori Price
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:35 AM
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54. States of New York, Wisconsin and Minnesota also lowering flags...
for Rehnquist, not the hurricane victims. I just did a Google news search to confirm this.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:38 AM
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55. DISGUSTING PIG!
Nothing for New Orleans you asshole! How dare you! You only care about your freakin self!
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 12:45 AM
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56. PLEASE READ--OK, here's the deal:
Edited on Mon Sep-05-05 01:14 AM by stevietheman
From what I see on various sources:

*The flag will be flown at half-staff at federal installations until Sept. 13 for Rehnquist

*The flag will be flown at half-staff at public buildings, military facilities, and embassies until Sept. 20 for the disaster victims

?????

Help! Me no understand.

(edited to show what the flag is being flown for)
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freeplessinseattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 01:33 AM
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59. so why did he wait until rehquist died to lower it?
no comprehendo??
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:59 AM
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60. Again he waited until he was shamed into it!
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 01:02 AM
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57. NO isn't part of his base..
FUCK YOU BUSH!!!!
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:04 AM
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61. How long did it take him to lower the flag for the tsunami victims?
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