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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:14 PM
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A democratic Republic in the grips of a single political party
Whose leadership is corrupt and uses torture to extract the answers it wants.

Which country fits?

-Hoot
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:17 PM
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1. excellent summary
reminds me of the definition from the cold war, behind the iron curtain
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:22 PM
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3. I wasn't thinking USSR, but
Yes, it certainly fits.

-Hoot
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:20 PM
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2. The Kremlin on the Potomac?
Red states,

One party rule,

The media (Pravda) controlled by the government,

loyalty oaths,

Victory parades.

Face it. All that's left to do is paint the White House red, and the transformation will be complete.

Communism won the cold war and we didn't even notice.

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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:31 PM
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6. Who was it, Khrushchev?
Who stated the US would fall from within. That's the second country I was thinking about.

-Hoot
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:37 PM
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7. We will bury you, he said.
meaning, we will outlast capitalism.

Even Khrushchev could not have anticipated that the seeds of communism would sprout in the rich soil of Laissez-fare capitalism, composted with a thick layer of Republican bullshit.


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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:27 PM
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4. Nice summary
It's been going through my mind a lot, and for some time now, that a corrupt, authoritarian government has no business trying to run a democratic Republic. Just doesn't work.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:29 PM
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5. Yes, but the idea is for y'all to nominate a country.
I have 2 specific ones in mind.

-Hoot
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:48 PM
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8. I'll post the second country in the morning...
nitey nite.

-Hoot
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 07:22 AM
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9. The second Country?
(like anyone cared) Is Iraq.

-Hoot
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:50 PM
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10. do you mean the place where democracy is on the March
could it be that place. Hoot, I think you missed this when I posted it, I think, you will like it.


What God 'Forgot' to Tell Bush

While God was busy telling Bush to bring freedom' to all those in the vicinity of major deposits of crude oil, he somehow failed to tell him to bring freedom' to the starving people of North Korea, ruled by a godless regime openly building nuclear weapons. Is it possible, this op-ed article from Pakistan's PakTribune wonders, that Americans are unaware of the bloody history of politicians with a God-complex?
God also failed to mention to the President that while he was bogged down in Iraq, he would hit America with one terrible hurricane after another, and that the resultant damage will make impossible demands on the non-existent dinero in his treasury for rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Further, when God sent Hurricane Katrina, he didn't tell the President that it was not okay to play guitar and eat cake while people were drowning. Neither is God responsible for telling him to hire heck-of-a-job-Brownie two years earlier. .

http://www.watchingamerica.com/paktribune000004.html
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