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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:45 PM
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Blitzer/CNN cites WSJ Editorial by Bernard Lewis as August 22 Armageddon!
I can't believe that Blitzer would stoop so low as to buy into that "MEME"
that's been all over the Internet sites about AUGUST 22 as the DAY THE PROFIT WENT INTO HEAVEN...as the ARMAGEDDONIST BENCH MARK!

What the Hell is this. He even had William Cohen (Clinton Repug SOS buying into this!)

We are cautioned all the time to BEWARE THE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS! But, Wolf Blitzer on CNN is free to spread some CULTIST THEORY about August 22nd being a DAY OF ATTACK?

I visit alot of Internet Sites and there have been many "Peeps" putting this Armageddon CRAP out there hoping to get Ahmanidingad to TAKE THE BAIT...

Can't we get beyond FRAT BOY/SNAP TOWEL ON BUTT IDIOCY... and really look at America's FAILED FOREIGN POLICY under both Bush I and II?

Bush always plays to his Fundie Base for Voters who will "Turn Out"..energizing the BASE is Cheney/Bush/PNAC/NeoCon Strategy. But, I wonder if most Americans are even buying this pile load of steaming turds these days? :shrug:

DID ANYONE SEE THIS HORRENDOUS WOLF BLITZER REPORT?
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:49 PM
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1. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
:scared: Not.

No, I'm happy to say I missed the segment you described. I try my best to avoid watching Leslie. When the 22nd comes and goes, he'll hail the chimp for having foiled another attack. :eyes:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:59 PM
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2. If you really want to see UNFETTERED PANIC ...
... on this topic, you've got to (throw yourself on the sword) and watch Glen Beck on CNN Headline News.

He's been ranting about this for a week or so, e.g. "I'm not saying it's really gonna happen on the 22nd, but have you been following all of this?" He then launches into a diatribe about how IT MAY BE THE END OF TIMES, AND I'M NOT SAYING IT IS, BUT HOLY CRAP, PEOPLE!"

The Bush Administration, God only knows, is GUILTY of all kinds of things -- but the fact that complete nutjobs are coming out of the woodwork like cockroaches, screaming Armageddon at every opportunity, is REALLY the icing on a very disgusting cake.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:07 PM
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3. The only think that would worry me
is if BushCo is so crazy that they would plan some horrific thing and let a couple in on it - like Beck - or give him enough reason to scare everyone in advance. And then in retrospect - after it happened on the predicted day - people would think that he was a prophet or some nonsense.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:44 PM
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6. Your thought is a bit scary considering that our beloved
president isn't in Crawford. Is that because of Cindy or WHAT? What has he done now behind our backs?
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:58 PM
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8. Nah!
Just watched Beck again -- waitin' to see if he did a farewell sign-off being as tomorrow is THE DAY he's been scaring the pants off himself about.

As you could have guessed, he's now changed his tune. Tomorrow is just another day ...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:38 PM
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10. The creepy thought of them "planning something" has crossed my mind
also. We have to hope it's all another "hoax" that will be proven false.

:-( Sheesh ...it's like the time of the Salem Witch Trials (maybe not that bad) but going back further in our history where the "Dark Forces" ran over the voices of truth and enlightenment. The DARK AGES, maybe??
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:15 PM
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4. I want to see a T-shirt....the Rapture Tour!
Some kind of appropriate graphic on the front, maybe something from RaptureReady, or whatever that site is where everyone has put their lives on hold forever because they're gonna be raptured and it won't matter. :eyes:
On the back, there will be listed ALL the dates (and if possible) the places where predicted that The Rapture/Armageddon/End of the World was supposed to take place...with CANCELLED stamped across each and every one.

S'pose maybe anyone else would get the message?

:evilgrin: :rofl:
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:56 PM
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7. That is a BRILLIANT idea!
Count me in!
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:03 AM
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13. I'm no artist, and not up on marketing stuff
so I freely give this concept to anyone who can execute it.
However, I wouldn't say NO to any possible kickbacks, royalties, or stuff like that if the artist was so inclined... :hi:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:35 PM
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9. I know...I'm almost wondering if I should stay up past Midnight
to watch the HORROR of August 22 UNFOLD. Wasn't there a "Jim Jones Cult" way back in the 70's or something that was waiting for the Armageddon or Domesday that all perished and it never came to pass? My memory doesn't have the whole thing in sequence to the place...somewhere in South America?

Sheesh...we have to deal with "Domesday Cults" getting their opinion expressed on CNN with a whole segment devoted to this crap from CNN's Blitzer?

I think I'll just go to bed...and figure if I don't wake up ...some in this world will say "GOOD RIDDANCE!" :sarcasm: or in this case "IRONY!"
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:08 AM
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14. The Jim Jones is cult where they all drank the Kool-Aide.
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:38 PM
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5. Out of control media, divide and conquor, has Rove's blessing
I'd bet.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:40 PM
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11. You mean that Politics of FEAR...FEAR....FEAR....FEAR!
Nahhhh they wouldn't stoop so LOW...Would they? :eyes:
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:36 PM
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15. Yeah, that's it.
If they could kill us and hide the bodies, I think they would.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:46 PM
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12. What is supposed to happen on 8/22? nt
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 07:09 PM
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16. Whatever it was we have until MIDNIGHT for it to be proved "Bogus"
Until then we are all just "Conspiracy Theorists" on an "Internet WebSite."

Remember most of us here are NOT FUNDIES. :rofl:

We have about four hours left before the "Cloud of Riteousness" comes down on our head. :shrug:
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