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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:51 PM
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"..satirical report on the Democratic Underground web site..."
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 04:53 PM by steve2470
http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/ne_religion/article/0,20...

The satirical report on the Democratic Underground Web site may have seemed bizarre to outsiders, but it was old news to Attorney General John Ashcroft.

According to the fictitious poll by CNN, Time and Cat Fancy Magazine, 52 percent of calico cats surveyed were afraid — even deathly afraid — of the attorney general and another 36 percent were "somewhat afraid." Some cats said they believed Ashcroft is, in fact, a sign of the devil.

"There have been reported cases of young kittens actually dying of fear when Ashcroft appears on television," said the fake news story. "Luckily for them, they have nine lives."

Behind the satire was an Internet report that spread as a rumor that became an "urban legend" about the Pentecostal Christian who was the highest of lightning rods during the first administration of President Bush. Ashcroft will soon leave the Cabinet, but this episode offers a window into how the religious and secular left viewed his faith and even the faith of his boss.

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I had to register to get this crap, so I can post more if you wish.
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:53 PM
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1. It's not his FAITH that kills the little kitties. It's his EVILNESS.
:evilfrown:
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:54 PM
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2. No, I'd have been happy to have missed this
but thanks anyway, I guess.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:00 PM
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3. Snopes is now reporting this as false. However,
when I checked Snopes on this a year ago, they had it listed as unknown.

I guess Ashcroft has decided to speak up about his supposed dislike of calico cats.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:06 PM
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4. Get news passwords from Bugmenot.com!
Save yourself some irritation.
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:17 PM
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7. thanks nt
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:10 PM
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5. hmmm Ashcroft AND Frist have a strange history with cats...Think that is
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 05:11 PM by BrklynLiberal
just a coincidence? I don't!!!! :evilgrin:
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Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:15 PM
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6. DU in the news yet again?
Now linked with spreading urban legends as well as kooky tsunami theories--yet another very revealing attempt to discredit and disparage this site.

Bet the boring, insignificant freepers are jealous at all the attention DU is getting, huh?
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