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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:06 PM
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Bush has lost his god damn mind, Aides live in fear and think of Nixon
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 07:08 PM by Melodybe
Sure it's Capital Hill Blue, but they have been right before. Bolton/Novak/Miller for starters.

Think about it, the tide has turned, the house of cards falling, what do you think it's like in the WH right now?

Enjoy the downfall people, it's always great to see those tyrannous mighties fall.

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7...
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:08 PM
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1. Wow. just.... wow. wow.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:01 PM
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118. Dance band on the Titanic! Yowsa!
"Were the dance band on the Titanic, playing out our last songs to people who know the ship is sinking and none of us are going to make it.

Happy days are here, again!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:08 PM
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2. What mind?
Didn't know he had one to lose.......
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:18 PM
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120. LOLOL!
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:09 PM
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3. We want video!!!
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:10 PM
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4. Agreed video's please!
You know that he talks to the paintings, no way the founding fathers aren't haunting his ass.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:03 AM
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80. Video you want....Video you GET!
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:54 AM
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84. Fantastic video!
Thanks! :hi:
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:31 AM
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90. file83
Love the video, thank you!
Welcome to DU.
hiley :hi:
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:12 PM
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5. bill o'reilly quote
look at the valerie plame ordeal. it didn't go anywhere, and neither will this........................heeeee
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:13 PM
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8. Hey, everybody nominate this thread, we must share the happy
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Nightjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:21 PM
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106. How could he say Plame went no where?
The indictments have not been handed down yet?
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:37 PM
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108. Because he's a right-wing, blowhard, know-nothing, proven...
G-D liar....that's how...!!
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:01 PM
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109. what can i say?
it's bill o"lielly" after all. i think that he believes if he says it it's true.
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Chi-Town Exile Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:13 PM
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6. Is insanity cause for impeachment?
One can only hope.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:14 PM
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9. Yes it is
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:19 PM
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47. But who will do it eh?
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Waya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:15 PM
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12. It's scary really.....
...knowing what they say about desperate people who have nothing to lose...and this guy got the 'finger on the button' whenever the mood (or his paranoia) might strike him.......frightening....
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:40 AM
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67. Nah, this guy will pull the trigger to his temple ..n/t
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:18 PM
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114. There's an easier way to deal with the problem
Article II, Section 1, Clause 6:

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, (See Note 9) the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

If they can get the guy declared mentally unstable, which shouldn't be hard, the Congress could determine that a mentally-unstable president is Unable to discharge the Powers and Duties of the office of President.

This requires no two-thirds majority in the Senate. No simple majority in the House. Just a declaration that Bush is crazier than a shithouse rat and that such people are incapable of being president.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:13 PM
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7. A lot of this CHB stuff looks like it's being written by an old,
crusty, retired CIA guy.

(Not a critique; just an observation.)
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Lilsarah Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:17 PM
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16. He looks like Joe Esterhaus
screenwriter of Basic Instinct & Showgirls...
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:55 AM
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89. Hi Lilsarah!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:30 PM
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51. He used to be a Hill staffer back in the 80s and a reporter before that
He has friends ALL OVER DC. Most of the staffers during the Reagan era have stayed on and moved up the ladder...his friends are EVERYWHERE, from the Feebs to Justice to the WH.

I believe him. I do not always agree with him, but I think his reporting is accurate.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:15 AM
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76. Actually, I'm talking about the source, not the author of the article.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:14 PM
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10. Nothing new for Capitol Hill Blue
They're far from a reliable source, and they beat this same drum at least once a month, with increasing shrillness.

This could certainly be true, but it's more likely that it's made up out of whole cloth by CHB.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:15 PM
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13. Dude, he charged Peter Jennings on live tv, the man has lost it.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:17 PM
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15. I believe he's lost it, I just don't believe everything...
...or much of anything, ballyhooed by CHB.

No Dude here. :)
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:20 PM
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20. Dudette then
I agree that CHB is not too reliable, but it paints a picture that cannot logically be that different from reality.

I say enjoy it.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:10 AM
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93. what are the past crimes of CHB? why the emotional response to their
reporting?

you have to take every news outlet with a grain of salt. every news outlet. you square the reporting with your own experience and other reliable sources.

CHB has been reporting this since june -- but anyone who has paid attention to POT-ass's public behavior could deduce he'd be a real prick in private. nothing inflammatory here.

just seems like the reaction against CHB are our of proportion. so the question is, what has CHB done in the past to illicit this behavior?
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:08 PM
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31. What are you talking about?
Did I miss something exciting?
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:54 PM
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36. 2nd debate Bush seemed to charge the mod and also made his wood joke
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:11 PM
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40. One of the first moments I started realizing how insane the man is n/t
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:14 PM
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11. probably worse than Nixon
since bush lives in such a small fortress of people.

and just think, not even a year has passed since the election.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:15 PM
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14. Bush is becoming very dangerous
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Chi-Town Exile Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:20 PM
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18. He always was dangerous due to a lack of intelligence
Now it's really scary because he's paranoid on top of everything else.

Of course, the paranoia could mean he is using cocaine (or never stopped, IMO)again! Or drinking ...

He looks like crap too.


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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:16 PM
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32. I'm thinking that if he were using cocaine again, he'd be losing weight.
I don't see any weight loss, but I wouldn't doubt he was drinking again. I can't see him doing illegal drugs there, just alcohol, which is almost as bad for him.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:38 PM
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115. It's interesting you should say that, because I just said
to one of my friends yesterday, "Bush looks like he is losing weight."

I wouldn't be surprised at any substance he'd be abusing right now. He sure has abused the living crap out of us!
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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:28 AM
Response to Reply #18
81. I've heard rumors he is drinking again.
And from what I understand, he is a mean drunk.

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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:57 AM
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97. He DOES look like crap.
Also, have you noticed that SOMETHING out there finally wiped that insufferable smirk off his face?
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #14
54. yes
He certainly is. I know other DU'ers seemed happy over this bit of information but this asshole can hurt us all. I know that flying to the Gulf states every other day isn't Bush like. He's trying to do what? Pull up his poll numbers? Actually help people?
What?

I hope he has steady people near him. Yeah they are probably Republicans but I want steady right now. Bush is nothing but a rich kid who never had to face up to a damn thing. I don't like his learning curve to be when he's sitting in the Oval office. The Republican party need to pick candidates better then this next time.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:18 PM
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17. the BFEE has destroyed itself
as that is the case ...

EVIL, JUST BY THE VERY NATURE OF WHAT IT IS EVENTUALLY DESTROYS ITSELF

:thumbsup: friends!

Evil has defeated itself as it could and can no longer exist.

:kick:

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Chi-Town Exile Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:22 PM
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21. Evil rots from within
They sure have it coming to them. Let's hope this downward trend doesn't fizzle out and we get the bastards!
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:20 PM
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19. Aww, Gee...I really feel for all of them. That's too bad.
If you believe that I've got some land in Louisiana I would like you to look at.
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MojoXN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:23 PM
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22. Bush had a mind to lose in the first place? That's news to me!
Humor by MojoXN
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:24 PM
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23. where is Alexander Haig?????
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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24. Heard him today and his voice was quivering!!!
And whining!!! It was a far cry from the self assured Prez in 2001!!!
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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25. This fine collection of minds in here has played no small part
in all of this.... thank you all.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:29 PM
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26. Time to re-read
"Night of Camp David" by Fletcher Knebel. What to do when the president is insane.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:02 PM
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28. Knebel's book doesn't really offer answers.
The fictional president resigns voluntarily in the end, without admitting to a problem. The book does, however, draw attention to this serious issue: what can be done if a president is no longer mentally competent to hold office, and who will take the responsibility of taking appropriate action.

Should it be the president's physician? The vice-president? the president's wife? The speaker of the House? A combination of these or others?

I don't know whether any mechanism was developed for this situation after it was aired in this novel, written in the late 1960s.

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:55 AM
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68. There's really no satisfactory out though (spoiler)
In the end President Hollenbach is confronted with his own lapses and incresingly frequent episodes of paranoia by people he trusts including a family member. He is still with it enough to see the truth in thier words and to resign, presumably because he is a noble man.

Somehow I doubt Bush's nobility and capacity to reflect on his own behavior will save us or that half the cabinet and the twins are gonna stage an intervention.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:33 PM
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27. CHB's usual stuff - It's a well done piece of innuendo, and a fun read.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 07:35 PM by pinto
Thompson takes a string of mainstream quotes and ties them together with an unamed source - the lead in - to make a piece. A lot of internet outlets do this, it's part of the landscape. I don't take him for an investigative journalist for a minute, but he captures a sense of a thing real well.
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joanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:46 PM
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29. Kick
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:52 PM
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30. When I Saw Bush on TV Today...
...he just seemed...odd. I do believe that he is losing it. I just hope we can get rid of him before he does something *really* crazy. I don't like knowing that someone who is incredibly unstable is leading the country. :scared:

Tammy
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Seansky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:59 PM
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58. but, that has been going on now for 5 years, some so incredibly
unstable has been leading the country for five years....it is kind of late to be scared...time to be terrified.
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:18 PM
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105. Has his finger on the bomb, too.
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StefanX Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:28 PM
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33. Newsweek: Bush "puffy"-eyed, "cranky", "fidgety", "baleful", "resentful"
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:30 PM by StefanX
We take it with a grain of salt when Capitol Hill Blue says it.

But this week's Newsweek is also saying it now.

So I think it's true. Bush is losing it. Doesn't sound like "the kind of guy you'd want to have a beer with."

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9470154/site/newsweek /

The president didn't look all that relieved or happy, however. His eyes were puffy from lack of sleep (he had been awakened all through the night with bulletins), and he seemed cranky and fidgety. A group of reporters and photographers had been summoned by White House handlers to capture a photo op of the commander in chief at his post. Bush stared at them balefully. He rocked back and forth in his chair, furiously at times, asked no questions and took no notes. It almost seemed as though he resented having to strike a pose for the press.
...
Warm and hearty in public, Bush can be cold and snappish in private, and aides sometimes cringe before the displeasure of the president of the United States...

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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:45 PM
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34. Colicky?
;)
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:40 AM
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75. LMAO!!
Thanks.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:07 AM
Response to Reply #33
62. OMG! I'm actually kinda frightened by all this.
Would it be unheard of for a POTUS to commit suicide? I mean, do you all think he's that disturbed and depressed right now? Or is that not part of his particular makeup to harm himself?
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:11 AM
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72. Mass homicide far more likely.
It's in him makeup to harm others, not himself, other than with substance abuse.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:34 AM
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74. Sociopaths don't kill themselves
They prefer to make others suffer.

Too bad this man might have his finger on the nuclear button. A petulant silver spoon sociopath with the ability to blow up people. That's just, well, heart warmin', ain't it?
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Castilleja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:56 PM
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102. Yes, I think he will lash out at the wider world or
the country, not at himself. I think he is dangerous in the first place, but perhaps moreso now.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:19 PM
Response to Reply #33
99. Twitchy. Blinky.
And, finally, jumpy.
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Drewskie Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #33
107. Well yes and alot of the Capital Hill
article was Newsweek quotes as well. So it's solid. I think Newsweek is on the very verge of writing something on Bush's boozing.

Puffy eyes from lack of sleep? This from the guy who was sound asleep at 10:00 pm on 9/11? Newsweek knows damn well it's booze. It just comes down to who is going to have the guts to write about it.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:49 PM
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35. When will Bush have a melt-down on live TV?
That's what I want to know. Sooner or later it's bound to happen, especially if things keep trending down, down, down for him.

The only question is what kind of melt-down it will be. Will he have a nervous breakdown and begin crying head in hands at the podium of a press conference? Will he give the finger to the TV camera and shout "F... all of you!" and begin throwing things at the press corps? Will he attack and punch out a member of the press, a smallish one who can't hit back like Helen Thomas? Or will he just go nuts and begin laughing and drooling and jumping up and down shouting "Look at me, I'm cuckoo bananas, I'm cuckoo bananas!" ...?

Any ideas on what form it will take?
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:57 PM
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37. That is going to be soooo good
I think he'll attack someone probably a reporter.

I cannot wait to see it happen.
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Im with Rosey Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:55 AM
Response to Reply #37
86. I agree
What will you bet it is David Gregory?!
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:16 PM
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42. I think it will be more along the lines of
"I run this country and I could have all of you put in prison or executed if I wanted to. I'm the king - er president and you better remember that before you start to bad mouth me".

At which point he begins to giggle uncontrollably and three staff members rush out with a robe that they throw over his shoulders and escort him off the stage as he sobs "I'm sorry I let ya down mommy". Later on its announced that he has entered the betty ford clinic for an undetermined period of time.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:15 AM
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65. I too think that he will blurt out something outrageous
Well, I mean, more outrageous than normal. Something so out there it won't be ignored and you'll see even the majority of republicans freaked out by it.
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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:37 AM
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83. That's it
I think you're right. Bush will slip up and say something in public that he normally says in private.

Cheney is sick so the VP isn't around to keep Junior in line like he normally does. Hard to say what is really going on in the White House.

I guess W stands for Wacko.
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milkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:17 PM
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43. He already has, during the three debates. It was a national embarassment
for him to openly reveal himself to be an unstable idiot. Too bad a near-majority of the voters didn't seem to mind.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:46 PM
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55. The Republicans would spin it as "He's crying because he is so warm-hearte
"That was not a finger - that was his thumb" "The press member he attacked deserved it - etc. etc - blah blah blah.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:55 PM
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57. I think he may have...
...come close during one of the '04 debates when Charlie Gibson tried to stop him from speaking out of turn and Dubya simply wouldn't yield. Gibson let it go, but had he been insistent on Dubya's compliance (which, as moderator, was within his purview) I think we might have seen a meltdown of sorts. Dubya had the electronic ear piece device to receive immediate instruction to calm him, but even with that he looked about to go over the edge to me.
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Seansky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:02 AM
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59. nah, he'll just go on an indefinite vacation...
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clitzpah queen Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:37 AM
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85. I agree with you here, Seansky. n/t
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AverageJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:59 AM
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71. Helen Thomas would kick his ass
Do not doubt it.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:08 PM
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38. What? They can't put Humpty together again?
That's just too sad about Bush, ya know ...

:nopity:

First we had to watch this ill-willed moron and his band of criminals buy his way into the presidency of our country. Then we had to watch as they hurt the weakest, the old, the ill, the poor, the homeless, women, children, the dark skinned, the non-rich. We had to watch the middle class subsidize the rich till they were exploding with money. We had to sacrifice our poor and middle class young guys so the corporate rich could buy pieces of Iraq for almost nothing. Then we had to watch as his corrupt administration and his empty brain caused thousands to die in the aftermath of a hurricane that could have been avoided if they weren't so busy taking our tax money and giving it to the rich instead of reinforcing dams with it. What an ugly thing. Now we'll have to watch his equally ugly downfall and I pray he takes his band of criminal down with him. Now exceuse me while I go get my popcorn..

:popcorn:
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:10 PM
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39. Welcome to DU!
It rules here.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:57 AM
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70. Excellent Post and Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:46 AM
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78. Hi, and welcome to DU
Excellent summary of the events to date.
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:13 PM
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41. Here's Betting the GIN is Smooth Flowing
And that's about all, at this moment!

:)
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:17 PM
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44. Yup. Explains the Mess We're In Like NEVER Before.
"Its like working in an insane asylum," says one White House aide. "People walk around like theyre in a trance. Were the dance band on the Titanic, playing out our last songs to people who know the ship is sinking and none of us are going to make it."

Everyone should read this article. Brings hope, sigh...

* having "Temper tantrums." Lot of nerve after causing all of us to loose tons of sleep, shreded nerves & our Constitution!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:18 PM
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45. This is where the book gets good
:popcorn:
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:19 PM
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46. I would also believe it
Look at how their facial expressions are and everything with Bush and his camp. It's all about the eyes.
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:23 PM
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48. I've noticed many looks of 'irritation' lately
Also seen what seems to be a bored expression.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:26 PM
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49. Yes little poser, you are defeated
"Life inside a bunker can be strange, especially in defeat.
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:26 PM
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50. If true...
they are JUST NOW figuring this out?

Wow. How deluded are these people?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:31 PM
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52. CHB has ben on this for years
but people say they are not a valid source, never mind finally the MSM picked on it
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:08 PM
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124. Apologies...
as I said to MediaLiesDaily:

In my original response to the post, I wasn't talking about Capitol Hill Blue; I was talking about *'s cronies. Sorry I didn't make myself clear. I was thinking anyone around him must realize he's nuts...but it came off like I thought CHB was. Sorry!
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:10 AM
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64. Did you read the linked CHB article? They were the FIRST to....
...write anything about this particular subject.
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susanna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:07 PM
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123. My bad...
I wasn't talking about Capitol Hill Blue, I was talking about *'s deluded co-enablers. Sorry I didn't make myself clearer. I was talking back to the article, not the original post and it wasn't well done. Sorry! :-(
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:36 PM
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53. Wasn't there supposed to be a major story about Bush's alcoholism?
Last week I believe there was mention that a major newspaper was going to break the Bush booze story, after the National Enquirer had it on their cover page. Anyone hear about it (the new source)?
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phiddle Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:52 PM
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56. Bush could go into a Witless Protection Program :-)
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:05 AM
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60. okay.. that's really hilarious. Thanks!
It almost makes me forget that the leader of the free world is a deranged chimpanzee in a badly tailored shirt. (no offense to chimps everywhere).
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Seansky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:05 AM
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61. Well, seems that similarities w/Vietnam continue to pile up,
"I'm not a crook" appropriate about just now.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:07 AM
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63. Despite the naysayers on this board, CHB has been right far more than....
...they've been wrong.

This is a very dangerous time for America. My greatest hope is that somebody has taken the nuclear codes away from this madman.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:13 AM
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73. Oh like Kissinger did with Nixon?
little known story, the last days, Nixon was so unhinged that Kissinger told the man with the football to CALL HIM if the Pres decided to ahem use them... no matter the time of day or night

Kissinger may have had way too many problems (and still does) but in that he may have done all of us a favor
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:35 AM
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66. He likely has presenile dementia. See this VIDEO about this if you
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 12:37 AM by Nothing Without Hope
haven't already. It compares Bush's speaking ability 10 years ago with what it is today. You'll be amazed to see him speaking smoothly and confidently WITHOUT NOTES as governor of Texas. These days he can barely make a coherent sentence and often doesn't manage it.

Presenile dementia is not a specific disease but a description of a progressive neurological deterioration with a typical set of symptoms. A full diagnostic workup would be far more specific - but as long as they need their puppet, they won't allow that.

http://www.adbuzz.com/bushbuzz.htm

Actually, as he continues to deteriorate and to become more unstable, he is becoming a liability to the neocons. I am actually sort of expecting them to arrange his tragic "assassination," by the "enemy" du jour of course. They would have their "excuse" to bomb the country of their choice - Iran, most likely - and Bush would instantly become a fallen hero and all his lies, evil, and horrible policies would become subjects not to be spoken of.

I actually don't expect him to be allowed to become much more of a liability that he already is. They'll make use of him one way or another. Horrible, but it seems to make a sickening kind of "sense" as a potential neocon strategy in light of everything they've done before. Bush's own private 9/11 attack - it would make Cheney president and solve a LOT of GOP problems.
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:39 AM
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77. aside from turdweasel "pressing the button"
this seems like the next worst possibility. And it makes a kind of cold hearted sense.

:scared:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:32 AM
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82. Yes, it does make sense. And you should check out HAGFISH as GOP mascots:
Weasels have a certain elegance and they are warm-blooded mammals. Even lampreys are not totally horrible. I think a hagfish would be a better mascot. You should check them out - they are just about the most repulsive vertebrate animal I've ever read about. In fact, they are so primitive that they are not closely related to real fishes at all. They are alien compared even to lampreys. They are covered with amazing amounts of slime, and the way they eat the bodies of their dead and dying prey is gruesome and repellent. (They have no jaws, and you could say they really get into their work and tie themselves up in knots.) They are basically of not much use to anyone, so far as I can tell, except probably to some specific co-evolved parasites, to researchers in vertebrate evolution, to biochemists studying their amazing slime, and to Koreans, who eat them (after the slime has been removed).

Hagfish are MUCH worse than lampreys, it seems to me, and the slime and several other features make them ideal neocon mascots. They eat not only dead, rotting prey, but they attack helpless netted or hooked fish as well. Their voracious greed is legendary.



http://www.jyi.org/volumes/volume5/issue7/features/lee....
(snip)

The natural foods of hagfish include worms and benthic infauna (creatures that live within seafloor sediments) or epifauna (creatures that live upon the sea floor), but hagfish are more infamous as voracious scavengers. Preferring the soft, inner flesh of dead and decaying marine life, hagfish can actually burrow into an organism's body and devour it from the inside out, resulting in the pulsating appearance of the dead body.

"Hagfish should be called fish' with the knowledge that they are only distantly related to the world's fishes," says Dr. Steven Webster, senior marine biologist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California and 24-year veteran of invertebrate zoology. According to Dr. Webster, hagfish are "an ancient group that branched off from the chordate line probably before the vertebrate column appeared in the tree of life." Webster appreciates hagfish for their evolutionary and taxonomic heritages. As members of the class Agnatha and order Cyclostomata, they are one of a handful of jawless fishes with odd sucker-shaped mouths. Agnathids such as lampreys and hagfish appear quite worm-like, but they are actually scaleless, chordate fish (embryologically related to vertebrates and others in the phylum Chordata). The hagfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium reside in the "Mysteries of the Deep" exhibit, where they lie happily curled on the bottom next to a fake fish carcass.

Hagfish have yet another curious feature: They produce a viscous white slime. While lampreys do not have slime glands, hagfish have 75 to 100 glands from head to cloaca, with ducts that release thick globs of exudate when the hagfish is disturbed. Hagfish slime, being thick and sticky, is known to be extremely unfriendly to the touch and can appear shockingly suddenly. Moreover, seawater enhances the viscosity and thickness of the slime. It is said that when you have one bucket of angry hagfish, you will soon need another bucket for the overflowing slime.

(snip)


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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:08 PM
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103. Hagatha the Hagfish
although personally my favorite mascot is Ebola Virus.

by the way, I happened to come across a recipe for scones or something made with hagfish slime. The taste testers said the biscuits were quite flavorful!

sorry I don't have the link, but I'm at work and don't know how to open another window to google for it........
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:55 PM
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116. You absolutely MUST see this web page. And you're right, hagfish slime
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 09:56 PM by Nothing Without Hope
can be used as an egg white substitute in scones.

Here's the must-see web page, with many fine hagfish links and portraits:
http://idiocentrism.com/squib.hagfish2.htm
Title of the page: "Oregon's Gross New Economy"



Caption: It is hard to capture the dramatic qualities of the hagfish in a simple sketch

And here is the scone recipe - with my thanks to you because it would NEVER have occurred to me to look for such a thing:

http://oceanlink.island.net/oinfo/hagfish/hagfishathome...
Hagfish at Home

Being the curious and ... interesting... students that we are, we began to ponder the potential uses of this incredible substance. One of the uses that we came up with was using the slime as an egg substitute in baking, as the composition of the slime is mainly protein and water.

To test this theory, we decided to try a cooking experiment comparing scones made with ordinary chicken eggs to scones made with hagfish slime.

To start, we prepared a basic scone mix and created two seperate portions with everything included except the eggs and slime. Then, we mixed the hagfish slime (about one egg's worth) into one of the portions of the scone mix, using our hands, and we did the same with the egg and the other portion of scone mix. The egg and the slime did not have enough moisture on their own, so we added some water to each of the mixtures. We rolled both portions into balls measuring about 3.5 cm in diameter, slightly less than the size of the palms of our hands. We placed them on an ungreased pan and put them in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) for about ten minutes, then we checked on them. They weren't done, so we left them in for another 2.5 minutes, at which point they were finished. Of the two people immediately asked which scone was made with which, they each correctly guessed which ones were made with slime. We theorized that this could be attributed to the fact that the hagfish scones were kneaded more and had more water in them. We also offered a scone to Mike, a Marine Station employee, and he decided that "it was great" and that "it was not icky at all." He also mentioned that he "could feel the slime pumping through his veins" and that he felt "rejuvenated". Personally, none of us could taste a negative difference, and in fact we agreed that the ones made with hagfish slime tasted better!!


By the way, you know those "eelskin" billfolds that are so prized? They're made of hagfish skin. Maybe this is not the flawlessly perfect GOP mascot after all: they do have some use to sufficiently imaginative humans. They can be eaten, they can be turned into billfolds, and their slime can be used to bake scones.

Couldn't say that about Tom Delay or Bill Frist...
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:50 PM
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122. LMAO!
Heeeeeeeeee heeeee thanks for googling that! Cracks me UP!

Poor old hagfish--but even still they have some good points to them.

but I still vote Ebolas For RNC!! ;)

(Salmonella might work too... explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting; two common symptoms seen in persons of integrity when exposed to rethug smugness and lieing)

:hi:
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 03:13 AM
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125. All true - I've posted on the hagfish mascot proposal in the Lounge -
seemed too good not to share, and we need all the laughs we can get in these hard days. Some interesting responses too. Here's the link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:56 AM
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69. Wonder if the looming indictment from Fitz has anything to do with it...
O8)
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:52 AM
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79. Same thought here.
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pointblank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:58 AM
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87. After reading that Capital Blue article
and of course ingesting my grain of salt..I am reminded of another leader's last days in office...

http://www.mikekemble.com/ww2/hitler.html
















I normally don't like to overuse the Bush/Hitler references, but I had to this time.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 07:03 AM
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88. The Newsweek article did seem to confirm this.
It is nearly impossible to give him bad news. I can't imagine what would happen if his aides had to tell him that he had been impeached and removed from office.
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Drewskie Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:05 PM
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110. The right is just going to call Newsweek a liberal rag
and dismiss it, saying they exagerrated or misinterpreted the situation. The right hates Newsweek with a passion.
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:34 AM
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91. Thanks
Melodybe
I love reading Doug Thompson. :applause:
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:35 AM
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92. Similar stuff in Wash Post recently:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2005/...
or short

http://tinyurl.com/7aaay

It's an entire heartworming collection of breakdown observations
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:14 AM
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94. Good, take that good for nothing California Navi Gov too.
I was watching him on the news last night with his white shirt yapping about crap and strutting around. He sure is fat these days.
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HuskerDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:25 AM
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95. When the Allies invaded Normandy on D-day, Gen. Rommel
was attending a family function and unable to respond. This left Hitler as the only person with the power to respond. Fortuanately for us, Hitlers aides were all too scared of him to wake him up to tell him the bad news.

The net result is that the panzer tanks that easily could've been on the beaches were not, and the invasion was successful.
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UncleSepp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:58 PM
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113. I think it was a wedding, and lots of people were really drunk
But yeah. This whole atmosphere around the deteriorating Bush just reminds me a whole lot of the end there.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:30 AM
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96. LOL! I CAN'T WAIT to see him snap on nat'l television!
Seventy percent of my bets go to his answering a question, forced to form an impromptu thought, forced again to voice it, his synapses misfiring on camera, nothing but odd bubbles and weird sounds emerging from his mighty, toothless mouth..

Then, trying to save the day, someone gently prompts him along, as would any well-mannered person who can't bear to see another human being embarrass himself...

Then Bush explodes at the person, visiting an angry tirade upon him or her. Lets loose with finally distinguishable words to the tune of, "shitfuckfreedomcuntassbagstaythecoursebitchmommy!". I figure by that time, someone will have a hook ready to drag him offstage.

:)

I loved meeting you, Melodybe.
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:31 PM
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100. My pleasure as well, it's nice to know that we could be friends in real
life not just online.

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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:02 PM
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98. I knew this was Capitol Hill Blue before I even clicked on the thread.
I wasn't disappointed.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:55 PM
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101. It really wouldn't surprise me if Bush just quit.
I don't think he wants the hassle of being President anymore. It's way more work than he's ever done in his life and if Rove, Cheney and Scooter get indicted he may just say F-it! If those indictments happen it will be hard to argue that Bush wasn't in on the Plame outing and if the Democrats win a majority in 06 which is likely if such indictments do come down, he might be impeached anyway. It would make sense for him to resign.
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daninthemoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:17 PM
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104. Empires based on familial right of succession breed this.
Here is our dear little Caligula. Even without *'s genetic/raised by psycho mom predilection for sociopathy, what are the numeric odds that of 40 some odd presidents at least one would be completely over the bend? Someone help me out here. Of any given 40 people, how many are likely to be insane? We can fairly well consider Raygun's Alzheimer as one case. Maybe even throw in Jackson's genocide and Grant possibly being alcoholic. I'm guessing that still leaves plenty of statistical room for * to be mad as a hatter, just by numbers. Now give that guy the button and command of the mightiest military in history, and remove the checks and balances that were supposed to be indelibly written into the Constitution. Welcome to the 21st century Roman Empire.
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KnowerOfLogic Donating Member (841 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:45 PM
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111. Only problem is, repukes still control critical state gov'ts, and hence
Edited on Thu Sep-29-05 06:46 PM by KnowerOfLogic
control elections too.
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:20 PM
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112. Can't crush these guys with sandals on. Gotta wear heavy shoes.
Their shells are thick.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 09:58 PM
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117. Thanks for posting...
Funny thing was, I knew this would be a CHB link purely from your post title. We've seen a variation of this story from them several times over the last few months.

:toast:

Sid
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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:17 PM
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119. WH Flies on Wall R Having a Field Day - Bet-cha!
Wouldn't you like to be one right now...!?! Imagine...
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 10:27 PM
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121. It reads like a review of that movie "Downfall"
Did you guys see that one?
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 06:56 AM
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126. I love these "bush is crackin up" threads
Seriously its much more fun reading articles from CHB than reading yet another item about how FEMA fucked up, Iraq going down the shitter, congress guts endangered Species Act etc. In fact the only thing that even approaches it on the satisfaction scale is the Delay desperate denial tour now playing on TV.
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