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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:11 PM
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Pat Boone blames CBS for being the "enemy within"
Edited on Mon May-24-04 11:17 PM by zulchzulu
It looks like Freeper Pat Boone is all about blaming the messenger and not the message with the photos from Abu Ghraib and beyond. I'm sure Pat will be on the road singing for the Chimp this year.

Apparently talking about the Abu Ghraib story is un-American as well according to Mr. Chevrolet.

Here's a very funny (imo) letter from Pat to the editor of that Chimpy Shill Webrag Newsmax:



{somewhat sniped}

Mr. Christopher Ruddy
Editor, NewsMax

Dear Chris,

Hasn't anybody got the guts to accuse the worst perpetrator in this whole Abu Ghraib prison debacle - CBS and 60 Minutes II?

What do you call it when, in time of war, someone takes military intelligence and turns it over to the enemy, who in turn uses it to kill Americans?

Isn't that the definition of treason? Did Benedict Arnold do worse? Did Julias and Ethel Rosenberg pay with their lives for something like this?

In other words, while America was fighting a war, the military had already taken the allegations seriously, were investigating them and were taking steps to correct the situation. In other words, it was being handled, and handled well.

These things happen in war on all sides, and though they are not excusable, they are kindergarten exercises compared to car bombs, ambushes, rocket launchings and dangling burning bodies over bridges - and this is what the interrogators at Abu Ghraib were trying to find ways to stop.

Freedom of the press is precious to us, but you can abuse any liberty and stretch it out of shape until it becomes license, and concerned citizens will call for limitations.

In their mad competition for rating points, dollars, and seeing a great way to blast the President and the war effort in Iraq which they have continually denigrated and opposed, they broadcast they abhorrent pictures and not just to the United States, BUT TO THE WORLD!

Knowing full well that we were walking a tight rope, trying to fight a war, quell disturbances and build a republic for Iraq in the midst of all the terrorist resistance, CBS published these abhorrent pictures knowing they would destroy completely our image and standing in the Muslim world.

And what about Osama bin Laden? What about the terrorists? What about America's image with all our allies around the world? And what about America's own self image and confidence in their leaders?

And as a direct result of CBS callous and patently unpatriotic action, America is suffering great loss of prestige around the world, and will for decades.

America has lost credibility with Muslims and the Arab world internationally, perhaps forever; and every American life is in far greater danger from terrorist reprisal, no matter who and where we are!

Freedom of the press is a cherished commodity, guaranteed by our Constitution. But freedoms, if they are to be maintained and to have the original meaning, must be treated with grave responsibility and restraint.

For me, CBS has become "the enemy within", and I hope never to watch the network again. I think most Americans ought to reflect on the results of their irresponsible and unpatriotic behavior and perhaps narrow their viewing options by one network.

Pat Boone
PB:jsp

P.S. As of today, May 21St, you can add Brokaw, NBC and The Washington Post to the list. Have these media pariahs gone mad?! Who'll be next to fire at our own troops?



I was looking at the tunes Pat did on his recent release. Here's the playllist:

In A Metal Mood - No More Mr. Nice Guy

1. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
2. Smoke On The Water
3. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)
4. Panama
5. No More Mr. Nice Guy
6. Love Hurts
7. Enter Sandman
8. Holy Diver
9. Paradise City
10. The Wind Cries Mary
11. Crazy Train
12. Stairway To Heaven

I don't know which is more pathetic.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:15 PM
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1. They hate us for our freedoms, don't they?
By the way comparing nuclear secrets is not quite the same, but what
can we expect from the kid.

I guess I will also exercise my right and NOT buy or listen to Pat Boone
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:16 PM
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2. Yeah

and why do we keep talking about the Inquisition and the Holocaust.

DOnt people realize the damage that does to the Catholic CHurch and the German Psyche.

Pat's been starring at his white shoes too long again and his brain has been affected.
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:17 PM
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3. M Savage's latest book The Enemy Within
For me, CBS has become "the enemy within", and I hope never to watch the network again. I think most Americans ought to reflect on the results of their irresponsible and unpatriotic behavior and perhaps narrow their viewing options by one network.
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:17 PM
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4. OMG - is he disingenuous or stupid?
Or maybe he just didn't think the whole consitutionality AND accountability issues through.
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theshadow Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:29 PM
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10. Answer:
He's an idiot.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:48 AM
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25. remember james watts, freeper interior dept goof...
during reagan era, made a hideous racist joke on a cross country flight to Pat Boone, Sonny Bono and ....John Dean. Only John Dean complained about it: media couldn't ignore the explosion of revulsion so Watt's so-called career was finished :)
how boone and boono reacted has never been told...
'love letters in the sand' was a pretty good song though :(
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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:18 PM
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5. this letter outlines the '04 Republican campaign
You think things are ugly now? Wait until October.

Oh the irony. Traitors calling the people who blow the whistle on them traitors.

Molly Ivins is right. This is how fascism starts.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:47 AM
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36. well put
traitors calling the people who believe in America traitors.

very well put.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:19 PM
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6. Pat Boone????, ooooohhhhhhh, Now CBS's goose is cooked
Whenever I hear about Pat Boone, I get that picture in my head of him performing Tutti-Fruity, snapping his fingers and being such a non-negro, the anti-Little Richard. A ridiculous man, Branson's his natural habitat. Ugh.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:19 PM
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7. I detest this fuckwit
He had no career after what, 1962? so he went the lucrative Xtian route. CBS helped launch him...guess he hasn't liked it since Arthur Godfrey went off the air.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:21 PM
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8. Oh puhleeze...
...if Branson were seafront property, I'd chisel the place off and let it float into the ocean. This guy is a crock of steaming shit.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:23 PM
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9. He's got a lot of nerve
Doing Alice Cooper. Humph.

It sounds like he is heavily medicated. Oxy with Rush?



http://www.wgoeshome.com
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virtualobserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:37 PM
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11. It is on Rhapsody and I listened to it last year..........
None of you possess an imagination powerful enough to imagine just how bad it really is.





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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:38 PM
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12. seeking redemption
I think Boone is trying to redeem himself in the eyes of the Christian Right. He's been itching to get back in the Fundies' good graces ever since Pat Robertson kicked him off CBN for selling his soul to Satan when he made "In a Metal Mood."
Nothing more pathetic than someone who grovels before fools.
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R3dD0g Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:50 PM
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13. Pat Boone's been insane for a number of years n/t
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aldian159 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-04 11:53 PM
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14. its too bad,
most of the songs he covered are great, but now they have been gutted like a fish on Friday
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rolodomo Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:15 AM
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15. This really has it all...
Yelping treason. Dark threats. Facts wrong about how well the investigation was going (e.g., Rummy - "I read about the torture but I did not give a sh*t until I saw a picture!"). Admitting that, yes, it was bad, bad, bad...but then looking straight to the gutter when determining the relevant standards for brutality and torture (i.e., two wrongs make a right). Wild speculation about what would have happened had CBS just kept everything secret. Blaming the messenger. No evident concern about accountability and the need to fix the problem to avoid repeating the same mistakes. Iraq = Osama. Assuming this single event ruined our image in the Mideast. Not looking to the root causes. Naivete. Suckerism.
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coda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:23 AM
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16. I'm starting to get outraged by the outrage to the outrage.
Why is it that all those who wish to make a point about the coverage being too much, insist on neutralizing the very point they are trying to make?

By belittling the suffering of others and downgrading our actions, they negate their point into so much "Sound and Fury".


Hell, at least the others compared it to frat activity. Pat, in the face of reports of much worse abuse, has it down to Kindergarten exercises.
:shrug:

These things happen in war on all sides, and though they are not excusable, they are kindergarten exercises...
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:30 AM
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17. Great, Pat is STILL stealing material from Black people...
except, now it's Condoleeza Rice.
What a tool.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:40 AM
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18. Luckily, my lifelong boycott of Pat Boone albums is still intact.
Pat strikes me as the supreme opportunist. His political acumen is no better than his song selection.
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Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:44 AM
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19. The scariest thing about this is the idea of Pat Boone
covering Ozzy and Metallica.

EAYAAGGRGARH!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:34 AM
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20. I think you call him "Bob Novak" -- What do you call it when, in time of
war, someone takes military intelligence and turns it over to the enemy, who in turn uses it to kill Americans?

By the way, a reporter on Law and Order: CI called the Captain and asked about an undercover cop and was going to expose her in the paper the next day. His name? Bob NoFacts. I think we know what Dick
Wolf thinks of Novak. :)
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:24 AM
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21. Pat should move to SC
with the rest of the Fundamentalists who want to form their own nation!.Sorry SC, but thats where they say they want to go!
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:21 AM
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22. Right, Pat -- CBS is THE bad guy in this whole "prison debacle"
They're the one, Pat, they're the ones who tortured people (many of them innocent, and many of them to death). They're the ones who took the thousands of photos of the catalog of perversity and shame.

Pat, your head is so far up your lilly-white ass that you must think the Rapture has already occurred.
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:27 AM
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23. He's still around?
I had no idea.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:34 AM
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24. Yeah, but Ann-Margret looked awesome in State Fair!
That's virtually the only thing I know about Pat Boone. He kept getting undeserved airtime while I was trying to gawk at voluptuous young Ms. Olsson.

Please don't ruin everything by suggesting her politics are similar.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:06 AM
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27. Ann Margret is Ann Coulter's mother!
Just kidding. Didn't mean to upset the fantasy. I still remember Ann baring it all with Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel. Outstanding.
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:59 AM
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26. Umm, honestly who gives a shit
what he thinks. The opinions of entertainers (especially those as washed up as boone) do not matter and should be kept to themselves. Except of course, when they support our "glorious leader" and his "fantastic agenda". In the words of our "wise and wonderful wartime pResident", "Who cares what you think!".
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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:41 AM
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28. They're delusional.
Instead of blaming the people that committed the atrocious torture, they blame CBS. What absolute fucking morons.
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:24 AM
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29. Pat who?
n/t
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:48 AM
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30. I really thought it wasn't possible for a song to be so destroyed...
I didn't realize that Pat Boone did the Abu Ghraib Torture soundtrack.

Ozzie should sue.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:52 AM
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31. I used to think Pat Boone was a geniunely nice guy....
He used to do the radio commercials for the "Christian" software company I worked for, and I actually talked to him a few times on the phone. I thought he got an undeserved bad rap from the religious reich when he did his "metal" covers album. His purpose in that whole thing, as he explained it to me, was to diffuse the religious reich's hysteria over so-called "devil music" by showing that music is just music. And I don't think his version of Crazy Train was any worse than his version of Tutti Frutti.

But Pat, I gotta say it dude.... you have fucking LOST IT, my friend :( The same right wing hysteria mentality you questioned just a few years ago, you now openly embrace.

And BTW, why is it that pictures of torture are being criticized more than the torture itself? :wtf:

Pat, I'll pray that Jesus sends you a wake up call :argh:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:28 AM
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32. Pat Boone UnAmerican Traitor
Wants to turn this nation into Nazi Germany.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:02 AM
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33. Pat Boone is sooooooooo..............fifties! Who really gives a crap?
Who cares what he thinks?
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:20 AM
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34. Torture is acceptable to Pat Boone
he's been doing it to people here with his fucking records for years.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:44 AM
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35. isn't hiding the truth unAmerican?
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:35 PM
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37. FUCK PAT BOONE
Edited on Tue May-25-04 03:38 PM by damkira
Why does anyone care what someone who made their living off of watering down Black music and selling it to White America? This man would have no career were it not for racism.

So Pat, it's not un-American to sexually abuse and torture prisoners
but it IS un-American to report it? It's very strange how the racist mind works.
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 05:53 AM
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43. To be fair
He also tried watering down White music and selling it to Even Whiter America.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 09:34 AM
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44. Speaking of which
Bartcop used to have all those photos of Laura Ingram et al. My favorite was the snapshot of the young Pat Boone fornicating a shoe box, but the image has been scrubbed from the archives.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:53 PM
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38. It goes without saying , of course, that if Clinton were President ...
Pat Boone sure wouldn't be blaming the messenger.

I couldn't help but remember "Mr. Christian" putting out his album of heavy metal. Another nauseating right wing hypocrite.
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 02:34 AM
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41. I think that was too funny
'Ol Pat looked more like a gay stereotype than a metal guy..
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dae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:02 PM
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39. Well I won't listen to his music anymore, sorry, I don't listen to it now.
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Classical_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:32 AM
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40. Dispensationalist like Pat Boone are the real reason the Arabs hate us
Edited on Wed May-26-04 11:33 AM by Classical_Liberal
. The Dispensationalist want the Arabs ethnically cleansed from the West Bank. The pictures at Abu Ghrahib only confirmed the holy war(hatred) Pat and co have declared on Arabs, as an ethnic group.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 02:51 AM
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42. Freedom with restraint is not freedom
What an idiot.

I'm sure he loved Bill Clinton and never said a negative word about him, right? :)
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 10:10 AM
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45. I always thought of him as an a**hole when I was growing up
I must have been a smart kid.
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Scoopie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 11:46 AM
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46. I'm sorry, but
when did Pat Boone become relevant?

:P
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 11:50 AM
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47. Pat's going to hell for approving of torture
and following the AntiChrist.

Enjoy eternity on Slow Roast, Pat!
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