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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:39 AM
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Hunter S. Thompson's latest
http://espn.go.com/page2/s/thompson /

Millions of basketball fans all over the world were shocked and disappointed by Monday night's farce of a game. It was never a contest. The Georgia boys were doomed from the opening whistle, and they knew it. They played like a confused high school team, always one step slower and 10 points behind.

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About 13 minutes into the first half, I got so bored and disgusted that I flipped over to watch a George Bush speech about freedom and democracy in Iraq. But that, too, was sickening. I FELT THE FEAR COMING ON. How long, O lord, How long? This blizzard of shame is getting a little old, isn't it? Just how low do we have to fall, before the voters catch on?


Indeed. How many times can a man be robbed -- on the same street, by the same people -- before they call him a man? Bob Dylan said something much like that in a tattered old song called "Blowin' In The Wind." Read it and weep, you poor bastards -- because Dylan was yesterday, and George Bush is now.


That is a morbid observation, at best, and we are all stuck with it. The 2004 presidential election will be a matter of life or death for the whole nation. We are sick today, and we will be even sicker tomorrow if this wretched half-bright swine of a president gets re-elected in November. Take my word for it. Mahalo.


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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:41 AM
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1. Thank God for HST
Educatin' sports fans across America.

:loveya:
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truthspeaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:42 AM
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2. I found that offensive
to mentally-disabled swine.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:59 AM
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5. sigh
HST speaks our collective nightmare
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CPschem Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:43 AM
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3. AMEN. Hunter always says it best. n/t
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:55 AM
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4. One Thing About HST's Writing
is that he makes it cool to adopt an anti-Bush attitude. Republicans try to depict Democrats as whiny, naive, bleeding-heart liberals. No one, but NO ONE, can say that about the good doctor. He provides a style and an example -- especially for men who otherwise would not care about such things. It may be shallow, but we need all the support we can get.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:02 AM
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6. i love hst and bob dylan
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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:10 AM
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7. Call out the big guns
HST, John Dean.....
deja vu all over again
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