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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:54 PM
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Bush wants to bring democracy to Cuba!!!!
Let the bombs commence.

:eyes:
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:55 PM
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1. Bush wants to bring democracy to Cuba: Bombs commence dropping in one hour
:eyes:
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:56 PM
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2. holy shit.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:56 PM
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4. You have a way with words.
:P
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:59 PM
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7. that was my initial reaction. lol fidel is still alive and georgie
Edited on Tue Aug-01-06 07:00 PM by catmother
is ready to go in and save cuba.

i read something the other day that fidel invited bush to cuba to see what a good health plan looks like. if i were georgie i would go. he might learn something that could help this country.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:01 PM
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8. Maybe Cheney could use the excellent care?
Edited on Tue Aug-01-06 07:02 PM by cool user name
Wait, that would be too good for Cheney.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:03 PM
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10. you're absolutely right. but i hear that they have really good
medical care and education. all free.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:04 PM
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12. They have one of the best in the world actually.
Their doctors always go to third world countries where they are needed.

Despite the illegal embargo, at least their people are taken care of healthwise.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:09 PM
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it's sad. why can't we have it? why do we have to pay these
ridiculous premiums, and co-pays and deductibles and if your condition is pre-existing they won't cover you.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:11 PM
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17. One word?
Big Business.

Ok, that's two.

It's no secrete that ailing bodies make for a good source of profits.
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:15 PM
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20. you are absolutely right.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:18 PM
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21. I wish I wasn't.
:-(

As wealthy a nation as we have, we are only as healthy as our sickest person.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:45 PM
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30. How much did the Frist's make when they sold HCA?
snip>
Nashville-based HCA Inc., the nation's largest for-profit hospital operator, accepted a bid to be purchased by a group of private investors for about $21.3 billion and the assumption of $11.7 billion in debt.

http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/pressclip.php?vi...

I know this wouldn't have anything at all to do with why we don't have health care in this Country. People like Frist, Gingrey, all these rich MDs, the 50% administrative costs involved with health care in this Country-it should be criminal-well it probably is!
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:13 PM
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33. Fuck 'em ...
But we accept it instead of advocating for healtcare.

We're more interested in Jessica Simpson or some such.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:56 PM
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3. Cubans...be afraid....be very afraid
:scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 09:06 PM
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40. Yes, Cubans need to look no further than Iraq
to see what Bush means by freedom and democracy.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:56 PM
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5. Everyone in power
everywhere in the world, including the corporations, want to bring democracy (and capitalism) to Cuba. This is something you can't just blame him for. And, no need for bombs. The crazy exiles in Miami have private citizen groups ready to go and fight there. :crazy:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 06:58 PM
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6. Hi, Pats. Is that the plan, or do the Cubans in Miami want to bring
their relatives here? I'm so confused, as usual! :crazy:
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:02 PM
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9. i think that if the cubans her could, they would like to go home.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:25 PM
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27. I imagine people would like to go back to their homeland if
there was freedom to do so. And I hear Cuba is gorgeous, or has the potential to be. Thanks!
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 10:55 PM
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41. i think they would like that. to be free back in cuba.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:08 PM
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15. I'll give you my opinion
Edited on Tue Aug-01-06 07:38 PM by Patsy Stone
But someone will come along with a different one. You're confused because it's confusing.

The exiles are happy because for one minute Fidel is not in power. His brother is not really that much better, but he's not Castro, and that's something different. They were out in the streets last night because of the glimmer of a hope of change. Until Raul is gone, however, there can be no real change. So, how long would this guy last if he were to remain in power? Unknown. Rumors of alcoholism and a lack of charisma may lead to death (plus he's 75!) or being overthrown by the government forces or the people (with help from the Miami exiles).

The Miami exiles want a free Cuba. They want a sovereign country with a Starbucks on every corner and all of their family land restored to them. Think: if Puerto Rico wasn't a territory.

What the people in Cuba want, however, is unclear except to those who have been there, and all of the opinions of the situation there are colored by each one's pre-conceived view of the whole situation.

My .02

:hi:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:24 PM
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26. Well, that clears it up-thanks!
:rofl: :hi:
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:03 PM
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11. yeah. let's force our govenment on everyone else whether they
Edited on Tue Aug-01-06 07:25 PM by breakaleg
want it or not.
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:06 PM
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14. That seems to be the script.
No doubt we'll need more flags to slap on our gas guzzling SUV's for this new fiasco.

:eyes:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 09:03 PM
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39. because we are the greatest nation
:sarcasm:
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:05 PM
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13. When you consider how important this issue will be in Florida, and
how important Florida has been in recent elections, it seems like the right-wing may *have* to take some overt action in Cuba if they want to maintain the support of Florida's Cubans.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:09 PM
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16. Hey, this could work out really well!
Gitmo is right there in the neighborhood for those who oppose that Bush-style democracy they've heard so much about:

"Twenty expert torturers on the premises - NO WAITING!"
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catmother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:12 PM
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18. hi sis.
:hi:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:14 PM
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19. Right back at ya!
:loveya:
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:18 PM
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22. I guess he was looking for a war that the Airforce, Navy and
Marines could handle, since we seem to be out of soldiers.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:19 PM
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23. Yes. They just recently discovered that Cuba has oil.
Lots of it.

Now you know what has perked junior's interest.

I always said there are a lot of bad guys as bad as Saddam running countries. Why don't we go after them? The answer was always, NO OIL. I remember thinking, Old Castro will be toast if they discover oil in Cuba. And now they have. Should get very very interesting very very soon. Of course now Castro may not live to see the BFEE come swooping into Havana with the Mission Accomplished banner flying.
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:22 PM
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24. how do you say *we're fucked?* in cuban colloquial spanish?n/t
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:23 PM
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25. It'll be nice for the military families.
The bodies of the 'fallen' also known as dead, will not have to be flown from as far away. And many of our soldiers already speak Spanish. Maybe they can defect and get some good health care.
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SammyBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:25 PM
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28. Cuba, be afraid. . .be very afraid!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:26 PM
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29. Another "Bring 'em on" moment for Der Fightin' Fuhrer from Crawford.
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:57 PM
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31. Never mind that...
when do we bring democracy to FLORIDA?
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smtpgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:03 PM
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32. Why not bring democracy to the US?
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cool user name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:14 PM
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34. Excellent question. n/t
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 11:07 PM
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43. indeed..
if he really wanted democracy, Bush would have stepped down on election day in 2000, allowing the winner of the popular vote be President! But winning the Electoral College counts more to him than our votes do :puke:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:19 PM
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35. this guy is too much can someone anybody tell him
he is not imperial ruler, stupid man. what a stupid man.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:41 PM
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36. Freedom!
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:43 PM
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37. Yeah like us right?
Our elections are fixed and our media is a joke. Quakers protesting are spied upon by the DoD and the NSA is illegally listening in on our phone calls in the name of "terra".

We're no shining example.
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Union Label Donating Member (451 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 08:46 PM
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38. Oh fucking great
Just what the fucking neo-cons want for the 2006 primary's. I'm embarrassed to be a citizen of this theocratic state!
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 11:05 PM
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42. Yeh...like he brought it to Iraq.....just one problem...
Cuba's been waiting for 46 years for our invasion....Iraq had what?...46 minutes....good luck with that....
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 11:12 PM
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44. It's another Bush-Cheney* war ploy:
Short on soldiers? Tell them they make get to have a peace-keeping stint in the Caribbean. Lots more volunteers to be reallocated to Baghdad and other hot spots.
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