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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:21 PM
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Today, Nancy Pelosi is an honorary southerner.
Love seeing her speak bluntly like this.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080717/ap_on_go_pr_wh/pelo...

"You know, God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States, a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject," Pelosi replied. She then tsk-tsked Bush for "challenging Congress when we are trying to sweep up after his mess over and over and over again."

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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:24 PM
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1. I noticed that too. The ultimate Southern euphemism.
I wonder how many people picked up on that. It used to be our little secret down here. ;-)
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:26 PM
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2. Yep, that's what we Southerners say when someone isn't so bright so to speak.
It's a polite way of saying something not so nice.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:28 PM
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3. God Bless Him ?!?!? How about... Nancy!!! IMPEACH HIM !
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:30 PM
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4. Settle down, now. That little phrase is a back-handed insult.
Not familiar with the lingo, I take it.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:47 PM
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8. I know what it means, and I share MJ's sentiment
Edited on Thu Jul-17-08 06:47 PM by TechBear_Seattle
Bush deserves impeachment, followed by investigation, indictment, conviction and punishment. And all the Speaker of the House can manage is a back-handed insult that is so subtle that 2/3ds of the country won't pick up on it.

This isn't an insult to the president so much as an insult to due process, the Constitution and the American people.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:49 PM
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10. The next thing out of her mouth is "total failure."
Yeah, not so subtle.

But let's all pile on instead of noting when she gets something right for a change. :eyes:
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:59 PM
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18. She'll "get it right" when she advocates impeachment.
Some of us are not so easily hoodwinked into applauding her "service" to the country. The first thing I did upon reading this story was roll my eyes....whatever.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:47 PM
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9. Yes I am... dated ladies from TN and SC.... I know the lingo all to well. It was still to soft
She won't allow a vote on the impeachment and a fucking stupid little backhanded insult is supposed to calm me down?

I don't think so. IMO she has violated her oath of office by denying any and all attempts to impeach shrub.


Sorry, but I am not happy with her


Didn't mean to change the tone of your thread. This just makes me angry.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:37 PM
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5. The "bless his/her heart" phrase is a backhanded insult in the South. n/t
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:43 PM
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6. really?!
well then bless her heart.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:45 PM
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7. So impeach him already if that's what you think of him. n/t
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 06:59 PM
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11. Yet rather than bottle up the FISA bill (as ANY Republican would have done to a Dem measure)
if the shoe was on the other foot- she hands him a BIG victory- and once again, ensures that the party looks cowardly, craven and complicit.

Like Reid- she's been all talk (and has managed to saddle Congress with an even lower public approval than Bush in the process).
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 08:15 PM
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12. Technically, she's a real southerner
She was born in Maryland, which is south of the Mason-Dixon line.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:08 PM
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13. Marylanders squeak in on a technicality.
I'm FROM the south, and lived in DC for several years (and was therefore exposed to Marylanders on a daily basis). Marylanders aren't southern. :P

:hi:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:44 PM
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15. Oh, no doubt!
They are not culturally southern or so forth. :-)

But the Mason-Dixon line does separate MD from the Yanks. I was strictly speaking geographically. Real southerners MIGHT call MD a "border state" when feeling generous. ;-)

Southern Pedigree: Being born in CA is an anomaly in my line - my southern roots are far and deep - Tennessee going back for 175+ years, Virginia a little farther back, North Carolina about the same as VA, South Carolina during Revolutionary War times, and Alabama at about 160+ years or so back. 1 3x-great-grandfather and 2 2x-great-grandfathers were Confederate soldiers, and I lived in TN and VA for 15 1/2 of my first 20 years. We left CA before I was even 2, so my first memories are of Hixson, TN, in the shadow of Lookout Mountain! :D


:hi: Shakes!
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:49 PM
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16. My life is incomplete because I never got to See Rock CIty.
Or Ruby Falls, for that matter. When we were stationed in Georgia, we'd drive past Lookout Mountain on the way to visit my dad's family in Hohenwald, TN. Never did manage to talk my parents into stopping, no matter how many painted barns we drove past. :7
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:55 PM
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17. rock city is worth the stop
and there is a memorial to the new york battalions who died on that mountain at the top
hearing the story of that battle is breathtaking
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 10:28 PM
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20. Hahaha!
We had one of the See Rock City birdhouses hanging from a tree in our front yard. :-) We brought it with us to Spain (one of the segments of time I didn't live in the south in my youth, although it was southern Spain, lol) and may have had the only See Rock City birdhouse on the Iberian peninsula. :7

When we arrived in Hixson, my grandparents from Clarksville came down a few days later, and the first thing that my granddad said was, "I want to see Rock City". :rofl: So we did. I remember Lover's Leap, some of the Mother Goose exhibits, and my great-Uncle George pretending to be caught in Fat Man's Squeeze. My sister and I bravely pushed him free. Fun, fun!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 10:22 PM
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14. WoW! Those words should go down
in history for the last throes of bu$hits.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 11:00 PM
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19. Well bless her heart, because of her failure to set "the table"
congress' approval rating is at its lowest and they have done a terrible job of sweeping up after him. Sweeping under the rug would be more like it and we southerners know that sweeping under the rug doesn't equal cleaning up.

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