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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:38 PM
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Tucker Carlson melt down on Crossfire
Did anyone see it? After Begala showed a graphic of the rain fall in Crawford leading up to the "bike tumble" and he just stood there for a second and just started screaming (in an effort to get laughter from the audience) about how Bush will lose because of rain fall etc. It was classic. He just started screaming at the top of his lungs and you could hear a pin drop in the audience. They were seriously freaked out.

I've never seen that before from him. He usally tries to remain calm, at least before BushCo's wheels started falling off.
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Catholic Sensation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:39 PM
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1. carlson's been extremely odd recently
according to the ap he doesn't support the war any longer, and his rhetoric has been less offensive
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:20 PM
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16. Defending Bushco is a thankless job
...for anybody who isn't corrupt, stupid, or insane.
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onecitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:56 PM
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29. He has acted weird.......
I've noticed it too. I thought he might be sick or have family problems. Not that I care. (that was mean)
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:40 PM
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2. Begala should have fed him a pretzel to calm him down
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:41 PM
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3. I thought he was going to bust a vessel.
He can't stand it when he has to cover for bush lies. It must be embarrassing that they lied about the weather, lol. And got caught :evlgrin:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:42 PM
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4. God, I hope there's a clip of that somewhere!
I hate Fucker Carlson - the only things I find even remotely interesting about him is his belief that O'Rielly is a fake (Carlson should know what that's like!) and his coverage of b*sh's infamous "Please don't kill me" statement.

I'd love to see what you just described.

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:45 PM
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7. That has to be a transcript of this. But I know it's not the same.
Maybe some good person can find a clip and post it here. I'd love to see it, also. :-)
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Champion Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:42 PM
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5. I'm waiting for him to bust a blood vessel
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:43 PM
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6. I'm reading "The Republican Noise Machine" now. And I'm certainly glad...
to hear of any right wing media type engaged in odd, embarrassing behavior. Call it an appreciation of revenge. I didn't see this today, but I have seen Carlson go "off the pier" on Crossfire before. It's weird to watch.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:46 PM
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8. Sunday on Chris Matthew's show Tucker said Bush was finished
It was in reaction to one of the points someone else made, I think it was that Bush was not going to change strategy in Iraq, and Carlson said, then that's it, Bush is finished. And he seemed kind of crushed.
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:17 PM
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26. Brit Hume said the same thing on fox sunday
He said if the war doesnt turn around soon and *`s numbers on
handling iraq do not come up soon that "Bush is done". I had to go outside to make sure the sky wasnt falling.I was doing the mtp,tweety,fox :puke: surf on sunday.It was amazing that even the f ing traitor nofacts pretty much said the same thing.
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Jai4WKC08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:04 AM
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34. Don't trust any of 'em
Hume, Carlson, Novak, the rest... they're planting the seeds now to reduce Dem turn-out in November.

Let's face it. There are a whole lotta Democrats who aren't that thrilled with Kerry (and don't misunderstand me here--I like Kerry just fine). They will support him to get Bush out of office, but if they think Kerry has a win in the bag, they'll just stay home in November. Perhaps as important, they won't work very hard for Kerry's election along the way.

I'd like to think Bush is toast as much as anyone, but if we get complascent, and think this election won't be close, we'll have four more years of national and global tragedy.

We can NOT afford to let up, to slack off for even the shortest time.
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Lin Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:47 PM
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9. YEEEEEHAAAAA! I saw it! still LOL! I almost feel bad
for lil bow-tie-guy ALMOST but not quite MOO-HAR-HAR! :headbang:
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Leilani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:52 PM
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10. It must be really hard to argue for something
you do not believe in.

Carlson does not believe in the war, budget deficits, etc.

The old style cons don t agree with the neo-cons about very much.

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Crachet2004 Donating Member (725 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:52 PM
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11. He is on drugs...I always figured MOST television personalities were...
but I know THAT little dipshit is.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:53 PM
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12. hehe....he's sees the train wreck coming!
The repubs aren't use to being on the defense....they aren't emotionally equipped to deal with it. :cry: :cry:
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dae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:56 PM
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13. Dangit, I always miss the good stuff.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:01 PM
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14. Well, why does Bush have to lie about EVERYTHING?
Even silly stupid stuff..everyone knows he's the village idiot. I really wish I could find that poem "Footprints," and instead of God carrying him, I can put Chenney. Bush is a joke. I'm glad Mr. Bowtie Drivelhead lost his cool, he couldn't possibly believe his own crap anyway.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:04 PM
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15. Here ya go!
Footprints in the Sand


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonged to him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you".

This beautiful poem was written by Mary Stevenson.


:)
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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:22 PM
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17. A different interpretation of Footprints in the Sand
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:16 PM
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21. Funny!
:7
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:34 PM
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37. Giggle giggle -- cute.
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:25 PM
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18. I think someone should amplify it and play it thousands of times.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:48 PM
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23. Payback for Dean? Good idea!
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:25 PM
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19. whole thing is totally scripted
good acting job Tucker (moron!)
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lanparty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:27 PM
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20. Dumb lie ...

What's worse is they didn't even BOTHER to fact check it. They simply assumed that their synchophantic press would propogate their myth.

Had they put the LEAST bit of thought to it, they would have come up with a lie that couldn't be verified. As we all know, these are safe lies.

For example, they could have said that Bush him a patch of sand. No big deal. Everyone who owns a bike has CRASHED on a bike. The reflexive notion of this administration is the president's narcisism. They are frantically trying to maintain the image of an INFALLIBLE president. How could an INFALLIBLE man crash his mountain bike. Therefore, the ground must have done it.

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i_c_a_White_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:19 PM
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22. *ush is far from finished, plz don't believe that
He's the dirtiest politican I've ever known
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:54 PM
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24. Sorry that I missed Bowtie Boy pitching a hissy fit
I hate him
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:04 PM
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25. tucker - if they lie about this, what else do they lie about?
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:47 AM
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32. Let us not forget the stress of working with Novak also...n/t
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aquanut Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:36 PM
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27. Search for Meltdown
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:40 PM
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28. yeah, i noticed that too...
just screaming, a madman...begala seemed concerned.

It was just a little poking fun, and Carlson took it like Begala was trying to make it look like substance. It was a joke that reinforces the correct image that BushCo lies, Carlson just went nuts.
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AgadorSparticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:59 PM
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30. here's a snip of the transcript of that interaction. why is carlson still
Edited on Wed May-26-04 12:04 AM by progressivebebe
on crossfire? his responses are juvenile and downright silly. well, here it is:

<snip>
BEGALA: President Bush took a spill on his bike Saturday. It's the sort of thing that could happen to any athletic person. It happens to lots of us, but his reaction to that spill was perhaps instructive.

Mr. Bush's spokesman told reporters -- quote -- "It's been raining a lot and the top soil is loose."

(LAUGHTER)

BEGALA: But the Web site DailyKos.com looked up the actual precipitation in the days before Mr. Bush's fall. Here it is.

(LAUGHTER)

BEGALA: May 22, zero inches of rain, May 21, zero inches, May 20, zero, May 19, zero, May 18, zero, May 17, zero, May 16, zero, May 15, zero, May 14, 0.03 inches of rain. So when Mr. Bush's aide says it's been raining a lot, he means it rained three-one-hundredths of an inch eight days before Mr. Bush fell.

(LAUGHTER)

BEGALA: So what why would the Bushies lie about the weather? Perhaps the better question is, when will they tell the truth about anything?

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

CARLSON: You got it, Paul. The audience is impressed. You busted him! You got him! This election's over, baby! This election's over! You busted him! Whew!

(BELL RINGING)

BEGALA: Actually, it is, in point of fact.

CARLSON: You got him, Paul!

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: You go. Bush loses on rainfall!

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: That's right, baby!

BEGALA: You know how you tell he's lying? His lips move.

(APPLAUSE)

CARLSON: Well, it's time for another installment of the John Kerry slogan watch, where we track what exactly the Kerry campaign says it stands for. This morning Senator Kerry came out with his 10th -- that's right, his 10th -- campaign slogan in less than a year. It is, take off to a stronger America.

The slogan was announced at the unveiling of Kerry's new campaign plane, a five-cabin 757 with its own stand-up bar. It's not quite as luxurious as Kerry's own private jet, but, still, it's not bad. And just to show that he's not wholly without irony, John Kerry had one of his nine other slogans painted on the side of it. It says, "The Real Deal." Of course it does, because when you fly around in your own five-cabin 757 with a stand-up bar, you are, needless to say, the real deal.

Reporters who travel with Kerry almost never use these slogans, of course. They can't keep track of them either. Instead, they refer to the plane more accurately as "Hair France."

(APPLAUSE)

BEGALA: Well, at least John Kerry is not dressing up in a flight suit and landing on an aircraft carrier.

CARLSON: Oh, give me a break. Give me a break, Paul.

BEGALA: If we want to compare planes here, look at President Bush dressing up like G.I. Joe.

(CROSSTALK)

BEGALA: Then he goes to the ranch and dresses up like Mr. Greenjeans.

CARLSON: I know you hate Bush. I know you hate Bush.

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: He's the biggest cross-dresser in America.

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: You got him!

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: Wait. No, but I thought you were for cross-dressing, Paul. You're a Democrat. You can't criticize cross-dressing. You are a bigot, buddy. You are a gay basher. You just criticized cross- dressing. That's outrageous. Bigotry on our show.

http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0405/25/cf.01.html

to add: tucker carlson brought up cross dressing and blamed in on begala. begala just made comments about bush dressing up but never mentioned cross dressing. what is up with that??? something is definitely wrong with tucker carlson.
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Jackson4Gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:09 AM
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31. Tucker may be leaving Crossfire,
Edited on Wed May-26-04 02:11 AM by dems4america
he is starting his own show on PBS called Unfiltered.

CNN's Tucker Carlson will begin his own half-hour PBS talk show, Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered, on June 18.

Carlson, on whether he was filtered before: No, basically, I want a place where if you've got an opinion that you think is right, but a little out of step with the mainstream, and you're embarrassed to express it, you feel comfortable expressing it on this show.

Carlson admits to having a change of heart about the Iraq war: I think it's a total nightmare and disaster, and I'm ashamed that I went against my own instincts in supporting it. It's something I'll never do again. Never. I got convinced by a friend of mine who's smarter than I am, and I shouldn't have done that.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:23 PM
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36. progressivebebe
Per DU copyright rules
please post only four
paragraphs from the
news source.

Thank you.

DU Moderator
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 06:38 AM
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33. Damn, I Missed It! Hey, By The Way, .. .
why is Carville hardly EVER on there? and why is that drunken nazi NOvak STILL there??? Just asking.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:00 PM
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38. Yeah, where's Carville?
I went to the live show once when it was still on in the evening. We got there early and were milling around looking at stuff in the lobby. Carville walked right by. I wanted to approach him for a handshake and tell him how much I admired him but he had such a preoccupied look on his face that I was afraid to approach him.

I think he looks a little like a space alien, but he's my favorite space alien.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:17 AM
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35. Republicans are "angry" lately.
I hear desperation in their voices, yelling, redfaced antics. I only hope it continues. :evilgrin:
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