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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 04:43 PM
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"It is ever so clear that this president is too incompetent to govern, ...
... too frozen in a defensive idea of himself as never wrong. He has excessive fears of being shamed which contribute to his inability to change courses or to admit failure. To paraphrase President Kennedy - someone who is most likely not one of Bush's heroes - it is essential to admit mistakes when they happen to prevent them from becoming failures. We have a failed presidency. We have a destructive president who will continue letting our troops die just so he can save face.



The "Bush Syndrome" is about opposites: he says the opposite of what he does. Here is a grand photo of a small man with a small plan -- a plan offering nothing new. He gets it backwards even when trying to emulate his heroes (like Teddy Roosevelt), as this picture is of a man who speaks loudly but carries a soft stick.

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The Bush Syndrome is also about avoiding responsibility, which to him means avoiding shame. This photo depicts the massive efforts to which Bush will go to avoid shame. For him, changing his mind admits having made a mistake, and that is humiliating. For this reason alone his speech was no surprise. He cannot change because he cannot be at the mercy of all those ghosts of his past who mocked and belittled him - starting with his parents.

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From The Bush Syndrome in Living Color by Justin Frank on December 1, 2005

Link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-frank/the-bush-syn...


America behold your war criminal-in-chief, George W. Bush.


Peace.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 04:45 PM
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1. true, to true...nominated....:)
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 04:46 PM
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2. K & N
nt
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wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 04:46 PM
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3. How 'bout Planning for Victory BEFORE the War? n/t
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Sentath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 04:56 PM
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4. The Picture?
Is it REAL?

I don't want it to be, but I'd still like to know
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:00 PM
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5. Oh yeah. That's Annapolis from yesterday. nt
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Nordmadr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 10:43 AM
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40. I wonder how much taxpayer money pays for that propoganda
bullshit!!!!

Olaf
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 03:20 PM
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46. the backdrops alone are ridiculous - and we are paying for propaganda. it.
I want a refund. Taxation without representation.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:02 PM
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8. Yes. This is not a photoshop image. You can find many more like it ...
... on the web.

Sorta reminds you of:



doesn't it ....


Peace.
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Sentath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:50 PM
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16. waaaay too much
and thats what my intended victim/cluecipient will see too.
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hiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:52 PM
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17. that is
Edited on Thu Dec-01-05 06:00 PM by hiley
frightening.

Makes me think of a quote that goes with the bush administration.

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will
eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.":
Joseph Goebbels was born in 1897 and died in 1945.

Goebbels was Hitlers Minister of Propaganda

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bamademo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 08:14 PM
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23. Whoa! That was my first reaction. Is that real?
How Nazi Germany like. :scared:
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centristo Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:01 PM
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6. this is a great line...
"as this picture is of a man who speaks loudly but carries a soft stick."
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:27 PM
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15. crooked stick
more like. One of those water-witch sticks, looking for a plan. Except sometimes the water-witching sticks actually work. Bush's is way broken.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:02 PM
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7. How much of the public's money do they spend on banners? nm
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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:16 PM
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11. budget for stage events : about 4 million dollar per year
read that on here yesterday. Not disclosed how much goes into banners.

I agree the banners are a dead giveaway to the reincarnation of fascism as illustrated in this thread.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:03 PM
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9. Someone with Photoshop should put ....
"Plan to Find Ass With Both Hands" on that banner.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:13 PM
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10. "The sources said Mr. Bush has privately blamed Mr. Cheney and Defense ...
... Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for the U.S.-led war in Iraq. They said the president has told his senior aides that the vice president and defense secretary provided misleading assessments on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, as well as the capabilities of the regime of Saddam Hussein.

As a result, the sources said, Mr. Cheney has been ousted from his role as the administration's point man in the area of national security. They said presidential staffers have kept Mr. Cheney out of the loop on discussions on policy as the White House has struggled with the political and intelligence fallout from the war in Iraq."

More at the link:

http://www.insightmag.com/Media/MediaManager/Cheney2.ht...

They're all running but they've got no where to hide.

It IS Tribunal Time In The United States of America.


Peace.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:53 AM
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31. I really, really hope that's true. nt
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:17 PM
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12. Truth in advertising
If only!


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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 06:18 PM
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19. Stay the course
lots of interchangeable banners could be photoshopped in this pic
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:20 PM
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13. he has been a failure his entire life. i dont know why anyone
would expect anything different from him in his 50's. just common sense adn psychology 101 backs that up
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:23 PM
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14. Great article. Thanks for posting. Fwd to my email list
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hopeisaplace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 05:53 PM
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18. OK. Someone needs to plop that man in front of a
computer for 4 days reading everything about himself. I know reading may be the challenge. I'm at a loss about this presidency..but you know, his "team" are worse than he is, if that's possible..Cheney, Rummy, Condi..I can't find 1 person I feel "safe" about. Not one.
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 06:23 PM
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20. Excellent article!
check out Justin Frank's previous article, The Bush Syndrome


If one studies Bush in depth (the task I undertook in writing "Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President") one discovers that Bush presents symptoms and particulars of all the major psychiatric disorders, including bipolar illness, sociopathy, schizoid disorder, narcissism and alcoholism.

Let's call it "the Bush syndrome."

Unfortunately, there is no cure for the Bush syndrome. But there is a remedy for our nation: Bush must be quarantined -- either by invoking the 25th Amendment (which deals with a president too incapacitated to govern) or by impeachment.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-frank/the-bush-syn...

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AuntiBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:31 AM
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34. Invoking the 25th Amendment just Aired on The West Wing
a few nights back. Matter-of-fact, it was something like 3-4 hour segments long.

Learned a lot the other night.

Good Post.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 06:57 PM
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21. "Underlying the administrations darkly comic attempt to perform victory
... by saying so its almost touching belief that if it can only manufacture the right news report the news reported will, in fact, have taken place on the ground is the intractable contradiction of material interests. In the presidents speech, these contradictions are concealed by that convenient little pronoun, we. Who comprises this national we? For whom does this president, whose conduct of the war commands the approval of fewer than one in three Americans, speak? Does he speak for the Cheney faction that apparently still desires influence over Iraq, ensured by permanent military bases and, at best, a man like Chalabi with whom the oil interests think they can deal to mutual advantage? Does he speak for the neocons, who promoted the war on the fantasy that it would lead to a western style, democratic Middle East and break the Saudi grip on the pricing and production of oil? Does he speak for those invested in the long-standing ties of clientage and patronage between the Saudi and Bush royal families and their interlocking financial interests? To speak single-mindedly, even for these factors internal to his administration, is impossible.

If the neocons desire for market driven democracies in the middle east, let alone anything resembling true popular government were to succeed in Iraq, it would quickly produce two results anathema to the Cheney-Bush interests: 1) The popularly elected and truly representative government of Iraq would expel the American military. 2) The Saudi regime would be gravely endangered. The administration has gotten itself, and unfortunately, us, into a pickle by failing to understand the complexity covered over by its cavalier evocation of a non-existent we. Until it comes to realize that in the situation it created, we cant win unless some of us lose that we cannot bring democracy to a region and control its natural resources at the same time we all will go on losing.

The sudden and complete collapse of support for the war outside the reaches of the administration, its cronies and its clients suggests that the larger we, comprising the perceived interests of the various and many factions of the American electorate have come to understand the structural impossibility of success of this tragically thoughtless adventure. But the administration still speaks for those who, having succeeded in deluding themselves, if not the public at large, are convinced that victory can be achieved by saying youve already won and getting all the competing interests to believe we have.

From Plan For Victory by Marshall Grossman on December 1, 2005

Link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-grossman/plan-fo...


It IS Tribunal Time In The United States Of America -- and these folk are actually already DOING IT:

http://www.bushcommission.org/call-charter.htm

Let's give them all the support we can -- more on that shortly, here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Peace.




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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 07:39 PM
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22. competent enough that he got away with it for 6 years
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:54 PM
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28. I think Krugman addresses "how" most effectively tonight:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

For many, Bush has never gotten away with any of his deception -- unfortunately, thanks to Scalia, SCOTUS, Diebold/ES&S/Sequoia, a propagandist media, and a well known list of spineless Dems, Bush and the neoconsters have been able to commit atrocities and more.


Peace.
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 08:18 PM
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24. This is the First Time...
I have felt that the leader of my country is insane. Sure, there have been other bad Presidents, but Bush is clearly nuts. I think he needs mental help, not the Presidency.

Tammy
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 08:31 PM
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25. that crest ornament behind him looks suspiciously FRENCH!
It looks baroque and elegant...doesn't that upset his redneck "base"...it looks (ugh) French...and it has words in some kinda forener language..."Scientia", now that sounds like some kind of pointy-headed liberal sexular-humanist word for something against the Bible.
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Staph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 09:34 PM
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26. "That crest ornament . . . "
Is the official symbol of the U.S. Naval Academy. The motto at the bottom is Ex Scientia Tridens: from knowledge, sea power.

I have a nephew who graduated from USNA in 2002. As a naval lieutenant with a degree in astronautical engineering, he is working in Baghdad maintaining power and communications systems. He has a bunch of Army guys working for him, and he reports to an Air Force officer. Our guys are so strapped for troops that we have the Navy and Air Force doing the jobs that the Army doesn't have the bodies to get the job done. I despise the neocons who started this worthless war and put my nephew in harm's way.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:24 AM
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30. Welcome to DU, Staph!
The neocons who instigated this mess should be brought to trial and I pray it happens soon. Just let us seize the House and the Senate and they will have some splainin to do.
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 10:21 AM
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39. Welcome to DU!
The misuse of our outstanding Armed Forces is one of many crimes of the neoconsters -- most of whom did everything the could to avoid military service.


Peace.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 09:41 PM
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27. Who the fuck pays for these insipid doublespeak graphics?
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:21 AM
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29. YOU do!
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 02:07 AM
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32. This has been obvious to anyone with eyes and a working mind for some
time. How long before something is done about it?
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:19 AM
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33. The neocons control the polls, the MSM and the elections. I believe that
Edited on Fri Dec-02-05 08:21 AM by mod mom
most Americans, and definitely people around the world, sees that this little man wears no clothes, which is why he must prop himself up with glorious sets in front of controlled audiences.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:33 AM
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35. saving face instead of saving soldiers
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 11:27 AM
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42. Exactly! They want to drag it out so the next President ...
(most likely a Democrat)can take the blame for the failure in Iraq.

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:35 AM
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36. Here ya go:
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 08:36 AM
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37. I wonder how much tax payers money went into that "set"
The "sets" Bush* has been photo opted in have been getting more and more elaborate as time goes by. this one looks like several thousand dollars all for appearance sake in Campaign style....
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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 09:15 AM
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38. he looks like a hood ornament on a theatrical battleship
which is full speed ahead into the iceberg.

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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:26 PM
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44. that's actually the best description I've heard n/t
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W stands for Wacko Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 11:17 AM
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41. wow, do they design and manufacture a coat of arms for every major speech?
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 12:16 PM
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43. Welcome to DU! They manufacture lies and all the trimmings all the time.
That is all they know how to do besides kill, torture and destroy.


Peace.
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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 02:06 PM
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45. So true
Evil always says the opposite of what it does. How else can it survive?
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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 03:21 PM
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47. So that's what Randi was quoting from yesterday.
Interesting
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 03:41 PM
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48. Great. Kicked and nominated.
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