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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:32 PM
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Crash!!!!!
Edited on Sat Sep-25-04 08:40 PM by steviet_2003
Crash was a nickname my parents gave to me 30 some years ago, and deservedly so. Thank GOD no one was hurt in my fender benders attempting to learn to be a responsible adult.

So, there was this awesome, but short, LTTE in this mornings Chicago Tribune which I believe sums up in a very succinct way Kerry's IWR vote and if promoted, could be a rallying call for the simple minded that live in the world of 30 second sound bites.

Kerry's view

Jim McNelis
Published September 25, 2004

Skokie -- President Bush is getting confused. He doesn't understand John Kerry's position on Iraq. As a plain talker, he seems to like simple phrases, so I'll give this a shot: Kerry voted to give you the car keys. Then you crashed the car. Pretty simple, huh?


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/chi-...

on edit:10 thumbs disease
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:33 PM
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1. perfect ROFL n/t
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funky_bug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:36 PM
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2. Doesn't get any better than that!
Awesome analogy... will come in handy over the next few weeks. Someone buy that man a Perrier!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 03:28 PM
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35. I'm glad to see we are fighting back on
the word Liberal as per your sig line..it's Great!

And that is a very pointed analogy in that letter to the editor in Chicago.

bush needed to be be able to drive to have some leverage but he done went and CRASHED THE CAR! :(
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Psst_Im_Not_Here Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:37 PM
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3. Incrediblly simple
and to the point!
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:37 PM
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4. Yep. Short and to the point. LOL
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:40 PM
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5. Genius! n/t
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AussieDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:40 PM
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6. Simple - but effective....
perfect for the target audience - which includes everyone from the Appalachians west to the Rockies.

But W might say "Ah wuz given the wrong directions by that CIA gas station back up thuh road aways" !!
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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:43 PM
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7. EXCELLENT!!!
This is a bit more elaborate, but still along the same lines:

Bush asked for the car keys. He promised us he would only use the car in an emergency and as a last resort.

Well, the UN was trying to find out if there was an emergency, but Bush didn't want to wait. It turns out he just wanted to drive that damn car. Now he's crashed it and he was us to pay for the repairs.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:47 PM
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8. That evokes the words of PJ O'Rourke:
"Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-aged boys."

I seldom like what PJ says, but I do like this quote. I use it often against wing-nuts.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 07:18 AM
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21. kick
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 03:22 PM
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34. He also said that Republicans claim that government doesn't work...
...then get elected and prove it. (Paraphrasing here...)
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goodwalt Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:48 PM
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9. Great
Great description. There is a post running now asking for debate/zinger ideas. This should definitely make the top ten.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 08:52 PM
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10. perfect
:kick:
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 09:02 PM
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11. How about a DU blast LTTE to EVERYWHERE!
I am sorry I didn't post this earlier, ties in to bunnypants' "childhood" indescretions and indicates a pattern that we all know is there for this miserable failure.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 09:49 PM
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13. You're right. Not only is this line a very effective analogy for the war,
but it also goes along with Bush's past behaviors. It's almost Freudian.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 09:39 PM
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12. KICK to TEAM KERRY!!!!!
eom
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 09:49 PM
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14. Nice
:toast:
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Carolinian Donating Member (861 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 10:33 PM
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15. Perfect. Hire him as a speechwriter!
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shivaji Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 11:36 PM
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16. LOL....Kerry's poll numbers should start improving after this hilarious ta
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cheshire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 11:39 PM
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17. Sums this turd up perfect. At least you grew up.
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Kimber Scott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 12:24 AM
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18. Kick
:kick:
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 12:25 AM
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19. this is too good
:kick:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 07:15 AM
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20. This is a great metaphor.
:thumbsup:
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magnolia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 07:36 AM
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22. ...dangerously simplistic...comic-book world....
I got this article from DU and sent it to everyone I know. Unfortunately I don't have the link. Whoever put it on here should put it up again:

Here's a column from the VERY CONSERVATIVE
Charley Reese of the Orlando Sentinel.

Vote For A Man, Not A Puppet

Americans should realize that if they vote for President Bush's re-election,
they are really voting for the architects of war - Dick Cheney, Donald
Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and the rest of that cabal of neoconservative
ideologues and their corporate backers. I have sadly come to the conclusion
that President Bush is merely a front man, an empty suit, who is manipulated
by the people in his administration. Bush has the most dangerously
simplistic view of the world of any president in my memory.

It's no wonder the president avoids press conferences like the plague. Take
away his cue cards and he can barely talk. Americans should be embarrassed
that an Arab king (Abdullah of Jordan) spoke more fluently and articulately
in English than our own president at their joint press conference recently.

John Kerry is at least an educated man, well-read, who knows how to think
and who knows that the world is a great deal more complex than Bush's
comic-book world of American heroes and foreign evildoers. It's unfortunate
that in our poorly educated country, Kerry's very intelligence and refusal
to adopt simplistic slogans might doom his presidential election efforts.

But Thomas Jefferson said it well, as he did so often, when he observed that
people who expect to be ignorant and free expect what never was and never
will be.

People who think of themselves as conservatives will really display their
stupidity, as I did in the last election, by voting for Bush. Bush is as far
from being a conservative as you can get. Well, he fooled me once, but he
won't fool me twice.

It is not at all conservative to balloon government spending, to vastly
increase the power of government, to show contempt for the Constitution and
the rule of law, or to tell people that foreign outsourcing of American
jobs is good for them, that giant fiscal and trade deficits don't matter,
and that people should not know what their government is doing. Bush is the
most prone-to-classify, the most secretive president in the 20th century.
His administration leans dangerously toward the authoritarian.

It's no wonder that the Justice Department has convicted a few
Arab-Americans of supporting terrorism. What would you do if you found
yourself arrested and a federal prosecutor whispers in your ear that either
you can plea-bargain this or the president will designate you an enemy
combatant and you'll be held incommunicado for the duration?

This election really is important, not only for domestic reasons, but
because Bush's foreign policy has been a dangerous disaster. He's almost
restarted the Cold War with Russia and the nuclear arms race. America is not
only hated in the Middle East, but it has few friends anywhere in the world
thanks to the arrogance and ineptness of the Bush administration. Don't
forget, a scientific poll of Europeans found us, Israel, North Korea and
Iran as the greatest threats to world peace.

I will swallow a lot of petty policy differences with Kerry to get a man in
the White House with brains enough not to blow up the world and us with it.
Go to Kerry's Web site (http://www.johnkerry.com ) and read some of the
magazine profiles on him. You'll find that there is a great deal more to
Kerry than the GOP attack dogs would have you believe.

Besides, it would be fun to have a president who plays hockey, windsurfs,
rides motorcycles, plays the guitar, writes poetry and speaks French. It
would be good to have a man in the White House who has killed people face to
face. Killing people has a sobering effect on a man and dispels all
illusions about war.

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bornskeptic Donating Member (951 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 08:03 AM
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23. Here's a link to the column.
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magnolia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 08:20 AM
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24. Thank you!
Thank you! Easier to send.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 11:00 AM
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26. Lew Rockwell!
Great web site, even if you aren't a fan of Libertarianism. There are great new articles there nearly every day. Check out Karen Kwiatkowski's and Lew Rockwell's archives for some real insights into the conservative case against BushCo.

That said, there are also some real loonies that publish there, but that makes it all the more interesting.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 02:43 PM
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32. Actually, The Truth Is Always Simple. Those Who Understand Topics Best
can provide an accurate analogy/metaphor for their audience to more easily understand.

Like the Parable's of Jesus.

Paul Krugman is a MASTER at picking the right analogy to illustrate comlicated Economic Principles.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 09:53 AM
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25. kick
:kick:
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 12:58 PM
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27. I've hijacked your insight for Yahoo's message board
And you're at 7 recommendations already, and of course, no neocon replies.

Hope you don't mind the outright pagiarism.

http://post.news.messages.yahoo.com/bbs?action=m&board=...
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 02:04 PM
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31. Don't mind one bit
I didn't write the LTTE, just read and recognized it. Send it all over!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 01:05 PM
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28. Great!
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AVID Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 01:06 PM
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29. Someone forward to Kerry Camp!!!!!
I'd like him to start saying this immediately.

Clear . . . Bush is responsible, Kerry
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belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 01:47 PM
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30. Excellent! Pass it on...
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RebelYell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 02:45 PM
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33. Excellent
I would add that he not only crashed the car, he killed about 15,000 passengers.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 03:31 PM
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36. perfect.............pass it on
g
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xg0blin Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 02:16 PM
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37. They stole my line
The date on the chicago tribune letter is September 25. Mine is September 23: on this forum about halfway down:

<A HERF="http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic... ">Clicky</A>

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