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snowbird42 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:53 AM
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Have you read "The Rant"?Bushs alchoholism
http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7...

I dont know what credentials this guy has but hes been right all along.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:00 AM
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1. "I told you so" can be sweet, but in this particular instance it is
also frightening. What is Kim Il George not capable of? This may be the most dangerous time in our country's history...
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:04 AM
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4. This is a Hell of a time to be right...right??? n/t
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:35 PM
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9. Think of how happy those Germans were, who had opposed
Hitler, when all of their grizzly predictions started coming true... Yeah, it's like that.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:18 AM
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5. I would rather he were happy
and ignorant. He is totally unpredictable now. God help us all.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:01 AM
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2. The bio on his site is pretty impressive.
46 years in journalism (with a brief break in the middle for work on Capitol Hill), awards, yada yada.

I'm glad they're starting to crack inside the bunker. As more news leaks out, the public will come to understand what a nut job we have as POTUS. I hope.
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snowbird42 Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:03 AM
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3. He says
in another post that he is an alchoholic too but has been recovering for 11 years.
I always check on Doug. go back and read some of the old posts
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:38 AM
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6. All the more reason to take his assessments seriously about bush
hitting the bottle again.

I'm not a drinker, nor is anyone in my family. The elders in the family who were have passed on by now, and nobody at our level has that to deal with directly. Therefore, I put a lot of faith in the observations of others here and elsewhere who either have struggled with alcoholism themselves, or married into it or was a child of it, or otherwise lived it, and walked the walk. Such people see things with eyes that are far better informed and insightful than mine are, and I find their takes on an issue like this incredibly valuable and instructive. So if this guy has been in recovery for eleven years, he's obviously gone through the steps and sought the help that bush still refuses to acknowledge he needs. It's given this guy a perspective that's pretty credible, seems to me.

There are many DUers here who've posted about their experiences with alcoholism, either personal or with a loved one, and I have a LOT of respect for what they have to say. I'm grateful that they're so forthcoming, honest, and willing to share. It helps me understand.
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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:47 AM
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7. This quote pretty much sums it up ...
"Were the dance band on the Titanic, playing out our last songs to people who know the ship is sinking and none of us are going to make it.

After five years of * acting like he's "king of the world," it's time to cue Celine Dion to sing the BushCo theme song, "My Hate Goes On."
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:03 PM
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8. i read the original column.... I like what Doug Thompson has to say
in general, and it seems like he knows a lot of beltway insiders and gets a lot of inside "dish", though I have noticed lots of DUers discredit both him and Capitol Hill Blue. I am not sure why.
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