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dawgman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 05:55 PM
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I need help. How many Presidents have been assinated?
Kind of in a bar discussion and want to know. Can anyone help me out?
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 05:56 PM
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1. Four.
Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

James A. Garfield in 1881.

William McKinley in 1901

John F. Kennedy in 1963
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 05:57 PM
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2. umm
I believe that Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy...I think thats all but I could be wrong. More have died in office but thats not your question, right?
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 05:58 PM
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3. It is just those four that have been assassinated.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:17 PM
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4. 7 presidents have been "ASSINATED"

Nixon, Reagan, Taft, Hoover, Grant, and both Bushes. They all made humongous asses of themselves.

He didn't say "assasinated." He said "assinated."
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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:24 PM
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5. If you include attempts --
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:28 PM
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6. Hell, nearly every one has

made attempts. They all make an ass out of themselves one time or another.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:31 PM
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7. Technically, an assasination is an attempt, whether it is successful or
not. Lincoln was assasinated and died. Reagan was assasinated and lived.
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:35 PM
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8. According to the dictionary at dictionary.com
Assasination is murder for a political reason. I think murders are 100% fatal, and if you don't kill the person, it is an attack.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:44 PM
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11. Dictionary.com is wrong. The word has been so mis-used over the years
that the general belief is that an assisnation attempt and assasination are different things. They aren't. Shame on dictionary.com
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kcwayne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 07:29 PM
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14. Well, every dictionary I check has the same definition
so where are you deriving your use or origin of the word?

Definition and Use of Assassin
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:35 PM
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9. He said "ASSINATIION" - not assasination

Maybe I'm making attempt right now. Did it work?
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:39 PM
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10. hmm, . . begs the question - how many Canadian leaders have been
.
.
.

assassinated

?

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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 07:12 PM
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13. two
D'Arcy McGee (one of the fathers of confederation) was assassinated by an Irish Nationalist in 1870 I believe.

Pierre LaPorte Quebec's Minister of Labour during the FLQ crisis in 1970.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 06:46 PM
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12. So............

So according to Dictionary.com I'm only making an ASSinating attempt, but according to Webster's I'm actually ASSinating right now?


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