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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:56 PM
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KOEB 7/7/05
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 06:56 PM by BerryBush


Hello KOEBers...

...Moratorium declared on snark tonight.

:grouphug: and for all our friends across the pond too.

See you all later, folks.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:02 PM
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1. I'm still awaiting to hear word from friends over there.
I'm hoping they're OK and are just exhausted from the day and cannot contact us, yet.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:04 PM
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3. Hi, Clark.
I suspect that the phones are probably jammed. In the meanwhile, have a hug to sustain you: :hug:
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:06 PM
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4. Actually, haven't tried them by phone because I figured that.
I emailed them.

But, they're probably watching the news, meeting at the local pub and making sure their kids and family and friends are all OK.

And, thanks for the hug.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:08 PM
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54. E-mail is definitely the way to go.
It was the only way I could communicate with my family on the morning of 9/11. Even in upstate NY all the phone lines were completely overloaded. At least where I was at the time--a place highly populated with downstaters worried about family and friends close to the action.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:18 PM
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8. The phones are overwhelmed, and so are the people.
I was listening to Virgin radio all day. Hi, Clark. :hug:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:26 PM
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14. How are you doing, Patsy?
I've completely re-worked my sermon for Sunday becuase of this. :hug:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:29 PM
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17. I'm okay.


It was amazing to see almost a replay of 9/11 in the streets as everyone walked home through London. :hug:

Did you notice that on this day, however, unlike 9/11, everyone knew where Tony was and he returned to London immediately? Who doesn't that remind you of? :mad:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:30 PM
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19. That's an excellent point.
Maybe shrubbie can learn something from that. Be visible. Be present. Offer words of comfort and strength. Don't be an asshole.
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:38 PM
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24. Beautiful photo of The Union Jack
Our prez is such a joke. Tony Blair spoke so eloquently today unlike the Shrub. :cry:
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:41 PM
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28. Hey, lady.
Nice to see you. :hug:
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:46 PM
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35. Right back atcha!
:hug:

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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:14 PM
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58. Lord, I was even making excuses for the bliv on 9/11.
I remember a lot of people giving him grief for referring to the terrorists at first as "folks." I thought "Well, it's just a bad choice of words and it's the first thing that came out of his Texan mouth."

Mind you, I'm not excusing his presidency overall or anything remotely like that. But I don't hold his hiding out on 9/11 against him, or his poor choice of words on the day. There's too many other GOOD things that are REALLY worth holding against him.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:12 PM
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56. Thanks for the images, Patsy.
I ran out of time and didn't have the chance to find any.

Yeah, well, I remember thinking on 9/11 that I was glad no one knew where you-know-who was because I didn't think they should, frankly.

Not that I bear any love for the man but I thought it was probably the better strategy. After all, we already can guess they were trying to hit the White House with that fourth plane. If you can't have a heart for you-know-who, have a heart for everyone around any place where it might have been known he was located that day.

His biggest mistake was not dropping his copy of "My Pet Goat" fast enough.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:06 PM
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51. do you know where in london they are, clark?
i have my streetwise london map & have been helping folks out all day. give me their general location & i can let ya know. :)

dg
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:03 PM
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2. Hi, all.
:hi: Can I at least snark at the grey suit and the BLUE combination?
(honestly, this is one of the worst outfits I've ever seen Keith in.)
Is he dressing in British solidarity?
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:40 PM
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26. Rev, it's purple
and it's bad. :hi:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:43 PM
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32. Is it?
Little 13" TV screen - it looks Duke Blue to me. But I'll trust your opinion.

But it is THE grey suit, isn't it?
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #32
36. Yes. I was working through it
in light of today's awful events, but I only got so far. :)
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:42 PM
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30. Snark away
The suit combo sucks.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:45 PM
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33. Hi, Miami
:hug: nice to have you with us today.

I think that sometimes snark can help take away some of the pain. (But only tastefully done snark will do.)
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:48 PM
Response to Reply #33
38. Hi, Rev
You're right. Good snark does wonders for the soul. :hug:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:18 PM
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59. The occasional snark can be good.
But really, I don't hate even The Terrible Gray Suit with that shirt and tie. They add color to something that badly NEEDS color. Sorry, I can't snark on this combo...especially after what the guy who wrote "While America Slept" wore. Now HIM I'll snark on. That's a guy who badly needs a Queer Eye intervention...bad suit, bad shirt and bad tie, all of which DID NOT GO TOGETHER. And to top it all off, hair that looked like it was made from the pelt of a roadkill beaver. He needs Carson to tell him how to dress and Kyan to tell him how to use "product."

Next to him, Keith, even in the dreaded gray suit, looked like a paragon of taste and good grooming.

There, that was my snark for the night.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 PM
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68. "hair that looked like it was made from the pelt of a roadkill beaver"
:rofl: Too. damned. funny.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:08 PM
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52. gray suit
:loveya: i knew keith would wear something to cheer us up! ;)

dg
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:14 PM
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5. Hi all
for all today.





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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:15 PM
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6. Hi, CC.
You doing OK tonight? :hug:
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:18 PM
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7. Yeah I am fine
went down the list of who might be where and no one should of been in London. Will give it a day or two to call and see how the boss's family is. Thinking might be a bit before they hear. I feel for everyone in London.

And you can snark on the blue & grey all you want.




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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:20 PM
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10. "The Blue and the Grey"
I think you've hit the nail on the head - that outfit is at war with itself! :evilgrin:
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:22 PM
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11. I thought about
that after I typed...fighting with itself or a subtle symbol of the divisions that abound.




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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:25 PM
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13. It might
(let me emphasize might) explain the aversion to the grey suit altogether.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:27 PM
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15. I'll take him in the
grey suit over no Keef at all and some one like Tweety hurting my ears.



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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:29 PM
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18. Touche.
(of course, you know I'd prefer him nekkid, but that's another story.)

I can't imagine watching this coverage with Tweety. The man doesn't have a subtle bone in his body.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:31 PM
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20. We would all
prefer the man nekkid...well least the EDVs would. And Tweety would have the channel changed here.

How are you doing? Beyond changing your sermon.




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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:35 PM
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22. I'm fine.
I've been mentally going through people's vacation itineraries, but don't think I know anyone over there right now.

Actually, I'm thinking that this attack is going to strengthen resolve to get out of Iraq, and focus on finding Osama. But at this point, I think we're all hopelessly confused as to who is doing the attacking, and why.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:43 PM
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31. It'll take time
before anything is found out about who or why. Unfortunately too many groups and people out there that would be happy to do or claim the crime. Somewhere in there, and think it was the Oklahoma bombing I learned to not ask or assume and wait to see what is found out.



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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:25 PM
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64. My favorite thing about Keith tonight
was how he brought the bliv's speech from last week back into this whole thing...so, what was that again about how we're fighting them in Iraq so we don't have to fight them on our streets at home?????

It doesn't look as if that plan worked for London.

Of course, this will only make bliv and Blair more determined. "See, they want us to stop and get out...they want to intimidate us into ending the war...but we won't..."

I fear this is just going to pour more gasoline on their fires to keep this thing going for years. It hardly matters who did it and why. It's just an excuse to achieve a political end. When the truth is, if it was terrorists, well, they didn't need no stinking war as an excuse. They'd have done it anyway. They're terrorists. It's what they do.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:35 PM
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69. But unlike the blivet,
I believe that deep down, ol' Tony has a conscience. And the Brits are far more prudent in measuring their responses. I'm feeling that Blair is probably struggling deeply with what he got his country into, and wondering if there's a way to get the hell out.

At least, I certainly hope so.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:21 PM
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61. I vote for nekkid
even though he seems to think that humanity and our vision are better off because he didn't pose for Playgirl.

He's wrong, of course.

Now if only we could convince him.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:19 PM
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60. Oh, nooo...
I *love* when he adds color to the gray suit. Just count me in the minority, I guess.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:19 PM
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9. Damn
I have been @ that "tube" stop in London.

Blessing and prayers to all who have lost people, to all who
got hurt, and to all folks around the world who don't know
about family friends and loved ones yet ......

I haven't been able to watch much news today .....
I call it avoidance .....

On Sept 11 '01 I got to wonder if my Brother was OK .... he works
as a physicist for the Navy in DC .... and sometimes has to go to the
Pentagon .... 3 + hours after the hit I found out he was OK .....
the source apologized that it was second hand info ..... I thought
it was beautiful info.

KO's class will shine tonight .... you are all my Fav EDVs
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:23 PM
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12. Hi Bot
and big hugs. Can see it brought back some awful memories.






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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:27 PM
Response to Reply #9
16. Hi, Botany..
Your presence with us tonight is comforting. :hug:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #9
65. Botany, you're all our favorite Botany.
And you're allowed to tell the others...if there are any.

Keith's class did shine indeed...again, he got to prove that yeah, he does the serious stuff just fine, thankyouverymuch.

And your 9/11 source of info on your brother just wanted to make sure the info was right, that's all. Sometimes it's better to err on the side of caution.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 11:22 AM
Response to Reply #9
108. is he at NRL? Oy, but I never understood how the
folks who worked there could tolerate the smell. x(
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:43 PM
Response to Reply #108
109. Yes
He works @ NRL ...... and tries to convince me that bush won fair
and square both times ..... :rofl:

I still remember one of his co workers laughing @ me in March or April of '03
saying what a good idea the Iraq war was ..... My brother says he now has
had a change of heart ..... i have offered to drive to DC and take that boy to
Walter Reed.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #109
110. he's definitely inhaled too many of the fumes
:rofl:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #110
111. Both my brother and his co worker fume damage?
My brother once told me that the odds that bush stole Ohio was
1 in 500 ...... after i told him I saw and heard the fraud 1st hand.

http://www.thousandreasons.org/get_article.php?article_...

I asked to see the math for that calculation ..... he got huffy and
wouldn't respond ..... :rofl:

I am still P.O.ed @ his co worker smirking and laughing as
the Iraq war started ..... "You don't understand about our technologies."
is what he said ..... i left because i figured beating the shit out of his
smug engineer ass in my brother's living room would not be the
polite thing to do.

I have not been to NRL .... are there fumes? And if so where from?
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 03:26 PM
Response to Reply #111
112. yes, there are fumes. I only visited a few times, but every
time I was there it was pretty bad. One of the scientists claimed it was brackish water (they're right next to the Potomac) but I think they've got a few interesting chemistry experiments going on. Nothing black; it's not that sort of lab, but I actively avoided the place when I was pregnant.

They're the snobs of the military science labs so I'm not surprised you can't convince them of anything -- they are far worse than many academics I've met when it comes to Not Invented Here. My boss had a bunch of 'em in a come-to-Jesus meeting once with a group from another military lab and the two groups got into a huge pissing contest. They got so out of hand, she took out a whiteboard marker and threatened to put a dots on the noses of anybody who spoke out of turn. I seem to recall that the Navy collected three and the Army got 2 before they wised up. :rofl:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #112
116. Is it not close to the Anacosta River too?
Highly polluted! They have enough hot air blown up their butts
telling 'em how great they are it is amazing that they can walk
on the ground. :rofl:

I still remember that engineer laughing and saying what a cakewalk
Iraq would be .... I told him that outside of slavery this was the biggest
mistake in US history ...... i still have a standing offer to meet him again
and see if he is still riding his horse. So far he has not taken me up on my offer.

Although one funny thing NRL is a hot bed for Lime disease ..... fenced
green space ..... deer no predators or hunting ..... ticks ..... bingo
Lime City ..... my brother got it and so does 1/3 of the people @ NRL .....

funny they can figure away to kill millions but shooting deer on their
property ..... how cold! clueless ..... btw I have a background in ecology .....
shoot the deer! Good for the environment ........

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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 07:09 PM
Response to Reply #116
118. yes, it is close to the Anacostia
as for the Lyme disease, can it cause brain rot? That would tend to explain a lot... ;-)
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:32 PM
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21. "Are we safe anywhere?"
That's a damned good question. We've become awfully complacent.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #21
23. No, we're not.
I love Chief Timoney. He has Chief of Police written all over him.
And, KO, we have no real mass transit to speak of here in South Florida. Our Metrorail doesn't even go to the airport.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #23
66. At least you have a Metrorail.
Keith has known what it's like to live in a small town where the "public transportation system" consists of two cabs. Not two cab companies. Two CABS.

I hope all of you will join me in sending extra prayers/good thoughts for his safety along with that of everyone else. Hey, he's one of our favorite New York commuters. May an angel sit on his shoulder. O8)
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #21
25. Once I turned on the tv
today and heard I left it on in the background. A lot of stories on how not ready we are mass transit wise. Another blivet failure in my eyes. Not sure which channel it was on that talked about regular random dogs and cops at different stops. To do it often etc just not at any one place on a regular schedule to at least make anyone wanting to do anything have to work harder at it.

Also after today and the power outage in NYC I think if I lived or worked in a big city I would keep a motorized scooter at work in case everything was shut down.


I also stayed away from GD after seeing Crispi's warning.




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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:45 PM
Response to Reply #25
34. How can you not check cargo in the ports and on planes?
It's so difficult to secure mass transit, but the things we could easily do, * won't fund. :mad:
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:52 PM
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43. Well beyond that he is
an idiot. It might inconvenience his buddies to delay anything so it can be checked out. Plus it would lower the odds on something happening and he needs the fear to keep people from looking at anything to thoroughly.




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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #34
55. you can't secure mass transit 100%
but you DAMN sure can make it harder!!!!!!!!!!! Just because we can't do something 100% doesn't absolve us of doing anything at all.

dg
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 PM
Response to Reply #34
71. Because if you said you were checking cargo
people might actually have to DO IT. They might have to HIRE MORE PEOPLE. It might TAKE MORE TIME and SLOW THINGS DOWN.

No, no, much better to convince everyone of your vigilance by taking away Granny's embroidery scissors and forcing mothers to drink their own pumped breast milk to prove it's not some explosive chemical or something they're trying to smuggle onto the plane.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 10:33 AM
Response to Reply #34
106. tell me about it
IMO, the Houston Ship Channel is a disaster waiting to happen, but I bet they'll spend money on "protecting" our transit system first. :grr:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #25
70. Small notes...
...the "power outage in NYC" was actually way, way bigger than NYC (even if NYC was all you ever saw of it on your TVs). Yeah, the visuals of that one reminded me of 9/11 too, with all those people walking home across bridges. But I was in upstate NY at the time and my power was not out for as long as my sisters' in Ohio was. Don't forget, Ohio was to blame for that little catastrophe too. That's where it started. Some bozos trimming trees near Akron somewhere.

As for security failures and preparedness...I came to a conclusion long ago that most security measures are designed primarily to provide the illusion of security, nothing else. They are unevenly and whimsically enforced.

Look at this orange alert...as if it helps anything anyway...at first it was ONLY for trains and subways. Not buses. DUH...A BUS GOT HIT...what, don't buses count unless they are double decker?? Then buses got added. But not planes. No airlines. Hello, McFly...what did terrorists use to conduct what has so far been the most successful attack on American soil? DINGDINGDINGDING!!!! And don't tell me airport security is so stepped up now that we no longer have to worry. Yeah, you can take matches on a plane like the shoe bomber did, but your granny can't take her embroidery scissors...that's security.

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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:19 PM
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82. Hi Berry
I know it wasn't only NYC (luckily I was in FL at the time though it did not hit here I am told) but it was watching people try to get out of NY that made me think of the motorized scooter. Then again today in London listening to them talk about walking miles and miles. There is a kid rides one all over the place here, and it folds small. Perfect for the office so a person can get home to take care of their family, be it human or furbabies.

On the rest, only so much can be done though it is not getting done yet and the money given toward protection has been wasted.We can do better. But at the same time, the chances of being killed by a car, lightening etc. are so much higher than from a terrorist attack. Not to minimize an attack but perspective is a good thing to keep in mind. My heart goes out to those in Great Briton.

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:41 PM
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27. What is that look on CCB's face?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 07:54 PM by Patsy Stone
Every time I see him standing there in that shot with Blair and Chirac I wonder what's going on in that pea brain.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:47 PM
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37. It's impossible to look at him
and think "World Leader."
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:50 PM
Response to Reply #37
41. It's impossible to look at him
and think "Dog Catcher". :puke:

I'm so embarrassed.

Also, stay away from Giuliani. They seem to be following him!
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:56 PM
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85. It's impossible to look at him. n/t
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:41 PM
Response to Reply #37
73. What's the name of that R.E.M. song...
..."World Leader Pretend"?
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:49 PM
Response to Reply #27
39. I wonder why it's impossible for him to ever stand with his legs together
Everytime they take a picture of a group of world leaders, there he is, like he has a load in his pants.

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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:52 PM
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42. Pickles needs to change his nappy. :) n/t
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:55 PM
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45. Okay, that was funny.
:spray:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:56 PM
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46. LOL
Good one Patsy! :rofl:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:57 PM
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47. Like I said, snark can do wonders.
:)
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:42 PM
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74. Now that was GOOD snark!
Of course, you know "Mr. Excitement" is probably already asleep...while Pickles watches a TiVo of "Desperate Housewives"...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:50 PM
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40. I know exactly what is going on his brain ..... in any different
situation .... how can I make this work for me?

Damn him and his PNAC war in Iraq. he might
very well have been the vector to bring those
mad men to point that attack innocent people in London
made sense to them. As a dad I think often of what my
response would be if I was an Iraqi and a western bomb
killed my son.

Bottom line(s)
1. bush's war on terror is not working
2. this evil act will be used and spun by bush to give him
more time and money and troops to continue in his failed
policy
3. If your heart does not go out to London now you do not
have one.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:43 PM
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76. But they didn't need him as a vector.
I say they would've done it anyway. But yes, you're right:

1. It's not working

2. He is even now figuring out how he can spin it all to his favor and save his lame-duck second term by going into the books as a great "war president."

3. Amen.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:42 PM
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29. "Is the war on terror winnable?"
Not while we're doing our own terror in other places.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:54 PM
Response to Reply #29
44. Not winnable but mangable ....
..... the problem Rev, that it is a multi level multi faceted problem and
what we have is a media and an administration that try to give us
the quick sound bite along with a black and white answer. When
those sort of answers just get us deeper in into the hole with the terrorists.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:59 PM
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48. There certainly is a lack of deep thought.
Why can't they understand a simple concept like Consequences, when they're busy saying "all is fine" at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib?

This wasn't an attack - it was retaliation.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:08 PM
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53. If you were an Iraqi in Basra ......
.... and the Brits had leveled your home and killed family would
you not feel some sort of empowerment tonight?

Damn it bin Laden should be dead!
Afghanistan should have been locked down by 10/30/01
The Saudis who funded 9/11 should be dead
the Paki intel that helped should be dead
we should tell Israel to cut the crap and give the Palestinians
both Gaza and the West Bank as a homeland Jerusalem can be worked out too
We need energy independence.

bush is sooooo very out of his depth @ this level it is not funny.
and Condi ..... Great she knows about the Soviet Union.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:14 PM
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57. The Brits aren't stopping
to play hide & seek w/these criminals....nice work that they've already got a lead on someone from Morrocco & have sent out BOLOs to law enforcement in other countries.

Which is what shrubbie SHOULD HAVE DONE on 9/11 instead of running away like the coward he is.... :nuke:

I bet today, Guiliani's first words WEREN'T "I'm so glad GWB is our President." asshole.

dg
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:22 PM
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62. He said that @ the RNC ....
..... class of a Rat's Ass. As people were jumping to their deaths
he wants us to think that he was thinking about bush .....

btw ..... what is about Rudy and terrorist attacks? :tinfoilhat:

Bush today, "our condolences' out to the people of England and those
that were killed." rough translation .... hey bush they are DEAD!

again he is so out of his depth @ this level ..... :grr:
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:24 PM
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63. Rudy's a big fat
f'in' LIAR!!! I remember the coverage from 9/11 & he was going on & on & on about where the f--- was shrubbie!!!

If he's such terrorist bait, I vote we send HIM to Iraq to draw them all out so we can get this war with Eastasia (or is it Eurasia today?) over with!!!

dg
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:31 PM
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67. Funny thing a marine General in Iraq said that .....
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:37 PM by Botany
.... most of the people fighting the US forces were "freedom fighters"

Please send Rudy to Iraq w/ all those other PNAC shits ..... they wanted this
madness .... let them go and fight.

BTW Arnold lied his ass of there too .... saw soviet tanks in his hometown LIE
saw Nixon on the TV in Austria in 68 @ the RNC convention LIE

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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:40 PM
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72. Condi also managed to memorize her consolation speech.
I watched her - every word was memorized, regurgitated to offer proper sympathy without crossing the party line, or disrupting "the agenda."

And the blivet is out of his depth in a puddle. The look of total bewilderment is beyond embarassing. There are no words....
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:43 PM
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75. 2 words
Air Dog
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. woof.
I hope the damned air dog bites him in the ass - AND gives him rabies.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:48 PM
Response to Reply #53
79. Sure, but I would also feel empowerment
if I was just a stupid disenfranchised-feeling nonentity looking for an excuse to go blow somebody up and blame him for all my problems.

Come on, people. Don't want to invoke Godwin's Law, but I'm coming close. OK. Show of hands of all who think the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany were justified by how humilated the Germans felt in their WWI defeat. You know...they'd been sooo unmanned by other countries...they had to fight back.

No hands? Well OK then.

But...

I agree, bin Laden should be dead, etc. I'm with you on the rest. But I'm sorry, there is never any justifying terrorists. Terrorists use excuses, not reasons.

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #79
83. Be honest now ......
If you were an Iraqi whose family was killed by the Brits and
you were unable to fight them militarily would not terrorism
be a way to fight back?

Sure the people who did this are black hearted bastards
who should get no quarter, be hunted down non stop, and
killed but if bush had not taken his eye off bin Laden, Saudis,
al Qaeda, Paki intel, paid attention when Sandy Berger told
Condi about al Qaeda in Jan of '01, read his PDBs (08/06/01
bin Laden wants to strike inside the United States), and not got
us into an unneeded war in Iraq is it not possible that what happened
in London today would not have happened ...... 9/11 in my mind also
is on the hands of those bastards who hounded Clinton for a BJ ... :rant:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:56 PM
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113. For me, no...terrorism would never be a way to fight back.
But then again, I have been raised with different values.

If my family was killed by some serial killer and I knew it, but somehow the guy was never caught and punished, I wouldn't try to go hunt him down and get vigilante justice. The thought might be tempting, but I would not pursue it.

I agree, the bliv does not have his eye in the right place. But if what happened had been prevented from happening, I think it would only have been because the tools could have been in place to stop it. Preventing the crackpot behavior in the first place would have been a lot harder.

And I cannot lay blame for 9/11 solely at the feet of the "bastards who hounded Clinton for a BJ." Bastards though they were, they were not the ones who hijacked and flew those planes.

I still believe we are all ultimately responsible for how we respond to the circumstances of our lives...as unhappy as we may find them to be. No matter how bad off we feel we are or who is to blame, no one forces us to use these kinds of tactics, either to attempt to get our way or to express our rage. If people choose to do that, they are the ones responsible...and the politicians are responsible only for not attempting to stop it. Yes, they could do a better job of trying to make a better world for everyone and not just the rich, privileged people living in certain parts of it...but they are still not the ones to blame first when certain well-funded parties commit acts of terrorism allegedly in the name of the un-rich and un-privileged. There is no "if" about that.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 01:11 AM
Response to Reply #113
119. actually... a serial killer? I might.
Not at first. Not in the heat of the moment, when my emotions were extremely high. But after a little time had passed and I'd thought about it, if I were truly and rationally convinced that this was the guy, if others less emotionally involved than myself had just cause to believe it was the guy and the system wasn't going to get him for some reason, and I no longer had a child to take care of, I might execute a serial killer because those crazy fuckers don't stop. But I'd also expect to go to jail and would plead guilty.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 10:32 AM
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120. And the sad part is...you'd probably end up in the big house for life.
Whereas, had you done nothing to him, he would have stayed free and died in his sleep an old man...perhaps after taking more victims' lives, too.

*sigh*
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:32 PM
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84. On justification,
looking at why someone might do something is different from justifying it. Weird just had a justification conversation with the hub on the phone about the Fristians, Blivets et all. "They" do not justify anything, they feel they have the right, obligation, reason to do what they believe is the right thing, whether it is invading a country because (pick you choice of the 100 plus reasons given for Iraq) it is right/needed/get even or commit a terrorist attack because it is right/needed/get even. There is no justification, period. To try to look below the surface and find out the reasoning behind an act is a first step toward learning how to defuse a situation. Causing more pain and suffering world wide is not going to defuse anything. Someone has to be the first to say stop, lets go about this a different way. It used to be US.






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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:46 AM
Response to Reply #84
101. I have no problem with looking at why.
What I have a problem with is pointing the blame at ourselves first.

We are no more responsible for this than we were for 9/11.

I do agree we have to figure out whether there IS a way to defuse anything, and a way not to make it all escalate.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #48
77. I disagree. It was an attack
but unfortunately, "retaliation" can easily be used as a "justification" by anyone who cares to. It's too bad we can't behave as if we are above the tactics of those who attack us.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:02 PM
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49. I can watch all the "man on the street" interviews but that last guys
I cry like a baby everytime they show that guy. He is so screwed for the rest of his life and my heart goes out to him. :hug:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:50 PM
Response to Reply #49
80. Are you talking about the one
who talked about having to walk out of the subway past dead bodies?

I felt for him. This is a guy who's going to need help, and lots of it, to deal with what he was forced to do today. :hug:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:55 PM
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81. Yes that one.
Of all the interviews I have seen today, that one just does me in. I have seen it at least 6 times and cried each and every time I have seen it.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:03 PM
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50. Good night, all.
:grouphug:

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:12 PM
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86. Hi ladies, here for the rerun as usual.
Anyone here?

And may I just begin by saying that, IMO, the gray suit has been TOTALLY REDEEMED by this shirt-tie combo. It's totally, TOTALLY yum! Yes, if he will wear this shirt and tie with the gray suit I will herewith never say anything bad about it ever, ever again! :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:24 PM
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87. Hi Crispini
what color is his shirt on your tv?



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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:31 PM
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88. Hi CC!
I just read the thread and saw the diversity of opinions over the suit! :rofl: On my TV the shirt is almost a cornflower blue, but a bit deeper. A bit bluer than a shale blue. I might call it periwinkle..... Very flattering at least in my world! :P

Still waiting to hear from mom's family in London.... :( And to make it all even worse, mom is stuck in an airport (here in the US) even as we speak.

How are you doing? I'm much better now I've been out and about.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:33 PM
Response to Reply #88
89. And is it just me or would Michael Chertoff make a great vampire?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 11:34 PM by crispini
:rofl:

Get OUT, look at the cop on one of those little wheely things. Brilliant!
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:43 PM
Response to Reply #89
91. I tried to avoid
looking at scary thing like Chertoff. Missed the cop on the wheely thing, was typing. I have to look at the keys and still hit them wrong.



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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:52 PM
Response to Reply #91
93. They're selling a keyboard now
that's all black. No letters, it forces you to touchtype. Iit's supposed to make you really learn ... you should get one! :evilgrin:
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:57 PM
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95. I took typing twice
ages ago and failed it. They had no letters on the keys either. :rofl: I have a split keyboard (will never go back to a regular one) that forces me to use both hands and I don't look quite as much as I use too. And swear I don't see what I hit half the time anyway. It is also a great way to avoid jobs that involve typing/writing or one of the bosses at work would have me tied to a desk typing and keeping track of her and her stuff. I would much rather help people with PhotoShop and even QuarkXpress than be chain in her office.



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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:50 AM
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104. I never learned to touch type
but I'm still pretty fast. Despite a bad habit at work of typing with a pen in one hand. (Long story.)
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:39 PM
Response to Reply #88
90. Glad you see blue
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 11:40 PM by CC
since it is blue on two tvs here. I was thinking I was going to have to adjust the color on both of them. :rofl: Now mind you, in the above threads I never actually stated my opinion on the suit/shirt, just commented on what he could be trying to do. I'll take KO in anything including a clown suit over no KO at all.

Hope you (and you mom) hear something soon. Though thinking no news is usually good news. Specially by now. Also hope your mom gets out of the airport sooner than later.

Good to know you are feeling a bit better. It is hard to hear specially when you have loved ones when the bad news happens. I went off and made a special smiley for when people need big hugs because of you. (And thanks for that as it was a great escape for a bit.) I am not a graphic artist and been who knows how long since I tried an animation, but its acceptable. Here you go.



I am wishing I would of posted a watch Nightline earlier, but I didn't know they were going to slam the administration so hard. Even the Irish guy slammed them.


edited because I can't type




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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:50 PM
Response to Reply #90
92. You MADE that?
That's sooooooo cute! Wow, you are so talented, I couldn't do that! :yourock: EXCELLENT!
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:53 PM
Response to Reply #92
94. Well not that hard since
smileys are circles, layers and free transform to get em squished. Used an animation wizard to get it to move. Not up to smiley central but it works for the intended purpose. I just thought something bigger was needed for today.


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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:03 AM
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96. Good job!
:thumbsup:
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:05 AM
Response to Reply #96
97. Hey, Crispi -
If you need a "pick-me-up," turn on the rerun of The Daily Show. Great show throughout, and finishes with Howard Dean.

Have another hug: :hug:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:10 AM
Response to Reply #97
99. Thanks for the tip.
:rofl: Mary Carey! "You're my first fart!" :rofl:

OMG, I'm so laughing my head off!
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:50 AM
Response to Reply #99
103. Yeah, but golly...
...how can Jon Stewart interview Mary Carey without doing anything else with her?

:rofl: Just laughing on it...
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #103
117. Jon Stewart didn't. Stephen Colbert did...
and Mary's manager/boyfriend (husband?) was sitting right next to her.
One of the funniest Daily Shows I've ever seen. :)
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 10:36 AM
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121. Ah, I see...
Looks as if Mary Carey spreads laughs wherever she goes!

I was just having a laugh on the whole extended joke that whoever interviews Mary will inevitably end up in the sack with her (as we were joking re Keith). Yeah, as if...

But this reminded me that Keith never did get back to telling us about his "eight private minutes" with her, or why he thinks she's smarter than she lets on. Perhaps he didn't find her all that memorable as a guest, in the end! Either that or he was too busy thinking about baseball and Watergate...
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:18 AM
Response to Reply #97
100. Night ladies!
:hi:

I'm off to bed.... :grouphug:
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 12:08 AM
Response to Reply #96
98. Thank you
and like I said you gave me the idea. I was wishing I had a better hug for you earlier.

Make sure you let me/us know when you hear something on the family. Us as you know the rest will be reading tomorrow and want to know.



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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:48 AM
Response to Reply #86
102. See, Crispi's with me.
And for the record, the shirt reads blue on my screen and the tie is a purplish blue.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:35 AM
Response to Reply #102
105. Ok, now that's weird because on my screen the tie looked
more blue and WHITE. :shrug: Like it was small blue and white boxes or something.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 05:58 PM
Response to Reply #105
114. It was patterned, but
I think it was all one color.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #114
122. Actually, on second thought, there may be a small white check in it.
I believe he's wearing the same tie in one of the screen caps on Olbermann.org.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 10:38 AM
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107. so funny you should say that
because when they got to the clip of blivet**, my husband said, "Look, Bush is wearing the same ugly suit Keith's got!" Talk about training...

The suit does look much better, colorwise, with this shirt/tie combo, but still doesn't seem to fit well.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 06:00 PM
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115. No, it fits on him like a big ol' sack. Or a zoot suit or something.
Oh well, I look at it like this...Keith's occasional fashion faux pas are God's way of reassuring the gals that despite being 46 and never married, he really IS straight. :rofl:

What can I say? We need the laugh. Even if it's a weak one...
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