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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:05 PM
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People who should have outlasted bush: Who do you wish could have seen this?
On the occasion of Barack Obama's becoming the 44th President I could not help but think of the people who did not live to see the end of the long, dark nightmare of the bush years. Immediately, I thought of Hunter S. Thompson, who loathed the idiot. Others that I wish had lived to see this day are Kurt Vonnegut, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks, all who died while that fraud was still in office.

Thompson on bush:

"Did you see Bush on TV, trying to debate? Jesus, he talked like a donkey with no brains at all...It was pitiful...I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard someone call him 'Mr. President,' and then I felt ashamed." -on bush's 2004 debate performance

"In four short years he has turned our country from a prosperous nation at peace into a desperately indebted nation at war. But so what? He is the President of the United States, and you're not. Love it or leave it."

"Richard Nixon looks like a flaming liberal today, compared to a golem like George Bush. Indeed. Where is Richard Nixon now that we finally need him?"

"Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."

"Bush is a natural-born loser with a filthy-rich daddy who pimped his son out to rich oil-mongers. He hates music, football and sex, in no particular order, and he is no fun at all."

"his blizzard of mind-warping war propaganda out of Washington is building up steam. Monday is Anthrax, Tuesday is Bankruptcy, Friday is Child-Rape, Thursday is Bomb-scares, etc., etc., etc.... If we believed all the brutal, frat-boy threats coming out of the White House, we would be dead before Sunday. It is pure and savage terrorism reminiscent of Nazi Germany."

"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear -- fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer."

"He knew who I was, at that time, because I had a reputation as a writer. I knew he was part of the bush dynasty. But he was nothing, he offered nothing, and he promised nothing. He had no humor. He was insignificant in every way and consequently I didn't pay much attention to him. But when he passed out in my bathtub, then I noticed him. I'd been in another room, talking to the bright people. I had to have him taken away." -on meeting George W bush at Thompson's Super Bowl party in Houston in 1974

"All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House."
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:07 PM
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1. George Carlin, Peter Jennings, and my mom.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:07 PM
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2. Molly Ivins
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:10 PM
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3. Everyone who has died. No exceptions.
That's how foul I find him.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:13 PM
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4. 4229 soldiers who gave up the ghost in Iraq, 1061 who died in Afghanistan.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:39 PM
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9. You said it!
:applause:
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:15 PM
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5. I was watching the Hunter S. Thompson documentary the other day
His second wife was saying that he got REALLY depressed when Bush was re-elected....so sad.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:36 PM
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11. He was one who kept me going when things were most grim
I wish he had seen daylight at the end of the tunnel, but he didn't stick around. His choice.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:24 PM
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6. Molly Ivins, Ozzie Davis and Ann Richards come to mind
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:25 PM by Sydnie
So many more too.

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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 PM
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10. I would have liked to have seen Ozzie Davis' reaction
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:25 PM
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7. The Hon. Barbara Charline Jordan, U.S. Representative.
Governor Ann Richards.

Molly, of course.

Senator Lloyd Bentsen.

The Honorable Mickey Leland.

The Honorable Bob Bullock.



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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:27 PM
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8. George Carlin, Barack Obama's grandmother and (kiss my ass if you don't like it) Tim Russert.
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:43 PM
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12. Andy n/t
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:49 PM
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13. My mom and dad, Abbie Hoffman, Rosa Parks, Dr. King, Marvin Gaye and the President's grandmother
Especially her.

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Thegonagle Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 PM
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14. Julia Carson, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Paul Wellstone
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:55 PM by Thegonagle
And my Grandmother.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:59 PM
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15. Ann Richards, Molly Ivins and my mom-my three favorite women....
And Barbara Jordan, most definitely Barbara Jordan
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