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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:31 PM
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Laughing @ his death Art Buchwald goes to the beach and shows style.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:45 PM by Botany


This might be his last piece ever and it is one of his best.

War for Dummies

By Art Buchwald
Thursday, August 3, 2006; Page C02

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. So you want to start a war? Anyone can start a war. This is all you need: an enemy -- foreign or domestic. You want to take his land or he wants to take yours.

Once you have an enemy, you have to buy all sorts of weapons: missiles, bazookas, machine guns, armored cars, tanks. You can get what you need from the United States, which is the biggest arms dealer in the world. If you can't find what you want there, you can get it from Russia, the second-biggest arms dealer in the world.

You can also find a lot of lethal arms from previous wars that have just been left lying around, like in Bosnia, Pakistan and even China.

snip

You can make millions by selling the stuff you didn't use to other countries
that want to start a war." A.B.

more at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Art Buchwald has defied the odds since stopping dialysis and has made his summer plans. (ABCNEWS)

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/story?id=2184179&page=1

July 12, 2006 Art Buchwald is supposed to be dead.

Five months ago, the Pulitizer Prize-winning columnist voluntarily stopped dialysis treatment, checked into a Washington-area hospice and prepared for the end.

But to the surprise and delight of his doctors, family and friends, Buchwald continues to live, announcing in a special column last week, "Instead of going straight upstairs, I am going to Martha's Vineyard."

Buchwald, 80, declined further dialysis treatment after doctors amputated his right leg below the knee in February. The humorist, best known for his long-running Washington Post column, which earned a Pulitzer Prize in 1982, was given weeks to live.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:33 PM
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1. I remember Art's interview on 60 Minutes months ago! Good for
him for outlasting his prognosis! He's a treasure.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:37 PM
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2. I love this guy!
He stared death in the face and laughed at it.

It makes all those fundie sheeple looking for W to save their pitiful lives from those horrible terrorists look like the weak cowards they are.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:40 PM
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3. Link may need adjusting.
:kick:
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:47 PM
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5. done ....
thanx

:rofl:

So I am not the brightest light on God's xmas tree.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:47 PM
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4. Great post- thanks, Bot!
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:32 PM
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6. Great to hear. Thanks for keeping us informed.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:55 PM
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7. A kick and a recommend for Art!
:kick:
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:58 PM
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8. We;re so lucky to be liberal. Lucky to be a liberal.
Look who we have. Look who we are. The bright. The happy. The brave. And I'm not ashamed to say it.

I am so proud of him. He's like my father. And the stories that have never been told by all of the people on DU are probably equally inspiring. All of your parents. And your friends.

To me, it's a little bit of celebration to see this kind of person. A real human.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:04 PM
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9. Oh, jeez, I didn't know about the amputation! Hang on, ART!
You're a treasure. There are people and there are real people and there're people like Mister Buchwald.
:toast: for you, Art.
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