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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:01 PM
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God Damnit, Keith!
You just set the bar high. That was the most powerful piece of oratory I have heard in years. It brought me to tears.

Thank you for a breath of sanity.
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:33 PM
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1. WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. I fear for his .....
life and job.

That was beautiful and don't ask me to repeat it because it was FAR TO MUCH FOR MY MIND TO DIGEST AND REPEAT...but trust me...
It was beautiful!

OMG!

I tried to tell my husband, but words cannot be found.

I'm going to tape it at 11:00.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:40 PM
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9. I don't follow KO - what channel will repeat at 11 PM?? Thank you. n/t
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:59 PM
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19. Sorry you're not getting a reply -- Keith is on MSNBC.
It will repeat later tonight.

Hope you can catch it!

Sounds like the rest of his newscast was well-worth watching, also.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:09 PM
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28. I live in Ct. and we get KO repeats at midnight here.
I'm assuming because you're in the same time zone as I am, so will you,(on MSNBC) Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but believe me, it's worth staying up for. I held my breath through most of it, savoring every word, and crying at the same time. GOD BLESS K.O.!!! O8) :bounce: :thumbsup: :yourock: :woohoo: :applause: :patriot: :loveya:
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:34 PM
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34. It will repeat at 11:00 CST tonight on MSNBC
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:33 PM
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32. I think this may have been a piece of history.
Setting the Tivo to record the replay.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:47 PM
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41. Keith Olbermann for President! What a voice! What sentiment!
Wow -- wow -- wow! I hope he keeps his job!
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 11:59 PM
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50. I'm sure he's too humble to think so
but the Name Olberman may indeed become said in the same breath as Murrow and Cronkite someday. If shit continues to go south in this country he'll be remembered as one of very few voices brave enough to speak the truth in media.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:13 AM
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54. Thanks for the reminder. Turned the TV now (nt)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:37 PM
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2. he was excellent and he spoke for many tonight.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:38 PM
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3. Exactly the language I used.
He set the bar high. And then exceeded even that.
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John Gauger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:38 PM
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4. wow
People with TVs seem to be going nuts over Keith tonight. He must have really hit it out of the park. My dad wathces him. Maybe I'll give him a ring.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:01 PM
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24. Welcome to DU, John!
:toast: :bounce: :toast:
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mikelewis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:00 AM
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52. watch him here and welcome to DU
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:39 PM
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5. I had to hose down my tv. And the best part
was the fact that his speech became a preamble to Bush.

But you're right. I don't know how long they will let him go on like this. Joe and Tweety looked extremely nervous when the picture switched to them.

Flood them with e-mails:

letters@msnbc.com ; countdown@msnbc.com ; KOlbermann@msnbc.com ; dabrams@msnbc.com
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:04 PM
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27. Thanks, just wrote all of them...
I'm still sitting here, slightly stunned. That was such a powerful broadcast and just wow. I'm way beyond pissed now.
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John Gauger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:39 PM
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6. wow
People with TVs seem to be going nuts over Keith tonight. He must have really hit it out of the park. My dad wathces him. Maybe I'll give him a ring.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:18 PM
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29. He was superb. Simply superb.
.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:22 PM
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30. There are places to view it online
crooks & liars (transcript along with video)
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/09/11/keith-olberman... /

And as a backup (crooks & liars is probably PRETTY busy now too)
http://www.truthstream.org/?p=234

Enjoy. It was BEA-U-TI-FUL

Get links out to others without TV.

Get emails flying to KO, MSNBC, Abrams and Keith's sponsors.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:44 PM
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39. Thank you havocmom!
And yes, Crooks and Liars is pretty busy...as is DU
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:39 PM
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7. Damn straight!!!
I'm glad he made the point that Bushler hasn't even created a memorial at ground zero... the hole remains.

:kick:
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:39 PM
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8. I had to hose down my tv--it was steaming. And the best part
was the fact that his speech became a preamble to Bush.

But you're right. I don't know how long they will let him go on like this. Joe and Tweety looked extremely nervous when the picture switched to them.

Flood them with e-mails:

letters@msnbc.com ; countdown@msnbc.com ; KOlbermann@msnbc.com ; dabrams@msnbc.com
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:01 PM
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26. Emails sent!! n/t
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:59 PM
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45. Did it! Emails sent!
just............. AWESOME.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 11:22 PM
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48. Email addresses in previous post!
Thanks for the addresses bbgrunt.

Here's my kinda lame letter. But the point is just to write in support of Keith.

Oh, interesting. I got the following autoresponse back from Countdown@MSNBC.com :
(And the message at the newsvips site: "Thank you very much for your interest. The panel is currently full." :))

10:19 pm (0 minutes ago)

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You are part of a select group of news viewers who are being invited to join our new opinion exchange. When you go to http://www.newsvips.com/R.aspx?a=30 and answer our first survey, you will be entered to win a cash prize of $1,000.


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So click on the link and have your voice heard.

Sincerely,
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:40 PM
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10. SHIT. Our power went off just as it started (lightning hit something)
and just as I got the generator ready to fire up - had to put gas in it- power came back on and I missed the whole damn thing. :grr:
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:42 PM
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12. It's repeated later tonite.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:50 PM
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14. Video here...
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:24 PM
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31. and here
http://www.truthstream.org/?p=234
in case crooks & liars gets swamped.
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GAspnes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:00 AM
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51. C&L is running pretty slowly
Must be lots of folks wanting to see Keith telling the truth like that.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:15 AM
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56. and here:
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:45 PM
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40. Damn right lightening hit
That was Keith, my man.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:41 PM
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11. I haven't heard a commentary of that caliber since..
since, Gee...I don't think I've ever heard anything quite like that. It was even better than one of President Bartletts speeches on The West Wing. Seriously though...I'm still in awe!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:42 PM
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13. Yes that was most excellent. Whew.
:dem:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:54 PM
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15. I'm old enough to remember Murrow and Cronkite.
I remember being a bit disappointed that Walter toned it down.


I'm heartened that at least one talking head has the gonads to Tell The Truth ... and appalled that he's the ONLY one.

Stay out of small planes, Keith. You're needed more than you can imagine.

:applause:
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:57 PM
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16. Best 9/11 statement, bar none!
" How dare you, Mr. President, after taking cynical advantage of the unanimity and love, and transmuting it into fraudulent war and needless death, after monstrously transforming it into fear and suspicion and turning that fear into the campaign slogan of three elections? How dare you -- or those around you -- ever "spin" 9/11?"
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:58 PM
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17. Superb!
Just WOW!
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:00 PM
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21. It reruns at midnight ET on MSNBC
in case anyone missed it and wants to watch/record on their TV.

Amazing.
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:58 PM
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18. BRAVO to Olbermann
He spoke the words I so desperatly needed to hear tonight.BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO Keith!

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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 09:59 PM
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20. AMAZING!
" How dare you, Mr. President, after taking cynical advantage of the unanimity and love, and transmuting it into fraudulent war and needless death, after monstrously transforming it into fear and suspicion and turning that fear into the campaign slogan of three elections? How dare you -- or those around you -- ever "spin" 9/11?"
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:01 PM
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23. It reruns at midnight ET on MSNBC
for anyone who wants to watch and record on their TV.

(Reposting, not sure it got through first time, sorry, DU is a mess)
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:00 PM
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22. fire up keyboards, people. Email KO, MSNBC, Abrams
AND DON'T FORGET: Send notes to sponsors, congratulating them on their part in making sure such a fine program is on the air!
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:01 PM
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25. Keith is the Edward R. Murrow of our generation
And a national treasure.

I have never, ever heard a more eloquent speaker.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:33 PM
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33. WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!
:cry: :cry:
everything I ever wanted to say. everthing I have ever felt..


lost
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:34 PM
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35. Can anyone believe this guy was "just" a sportscaster?
He's amazing.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:42 PM
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38. Hell, it TOOK a sportwriter to put that together...
They are some of the best writers in Journalism.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:58 PM
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44. Consider ME convinced.
eom
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:13 AM
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55. No doubt
Edited on Tue Sep-12-06 12:14 AM by shadowknows69
I've been trained in journalism, whatever that means, and I've spoken professionally in radio on talk and music formats but I never even wanted to attempt sportscasting in particular. To be great you need a much quicker tongue and mind than I posess.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 11:03 PM
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46. That was remarkable, and he quoted Rod Serling
From The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, my favorite Twilight Zone episode.

Closing Narration
"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own..."

Fantastic fire and brimstone editorial.

Good night and good luck Mr. Olbermann...
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 11:53 PM
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49. Welcome to DU.
:)
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:11 AM
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53. My favorite Ep too
I actually stood up and cheered when he started talking about it. I actually had an english teacher make us read the teleplay of this, act it out even, that was my first knowledge of Rod Serling. I had some great english teachers.
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:35 PM
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36. The truth is.....We Fucking Love Keith Olbermann n/t
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:35 PM
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37. Oh My God. THAT was wonderful
I needed that today. whew, wow. Thank you Keith.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:52 PM
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42. I'm still saying WOW! I'm also a bit afraid for Keith.
Do you realize NOother HOSAT ever even comes close to that kind of criticism of this admin? I surely hope in all their reorganizing they don't do something really stupid!
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Luna_Chick Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:57 PM
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43. Talk about balls-alicious
This is one extraordinary fellow. Thank you, KO!! :yourock: :applause: :applause: :patriot:
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 05:08 AM
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63. Balls-a-licious! GASP! LMFAO! I'm stealing that one! hahahahah
I LOVE IT
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Luna_Chick Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 11:04 AM
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64. That's a Jon Stewart term, not mine
It's how he'd previously described Steven Colbert's priceless flaming of the chimp. :)
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 11:16 PM
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47. Here's the link to the text that was sent out today ahead of the show...
Here, a preview of Keith's comments tonight.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6210240/#060911a
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 12:16 AM
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57. Unmistakable lies! re this administration over the last 5 years!
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 01:12 AM
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58. Wow, I am just floored...
Edited on Tue Sep-12-06 01:13 AM by Az_lefty
:applause:
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 01:35 AM
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59. That was the best thing to come out of the pathetic U.S. media in
Edited on Tue Sep-12-06 01:36 AM by gauguin57
the past five years!! ... since this whole mess began.

Keith is the best. He out-Murrowed Murrow tonight!

Beautiful and profound!

AND, he included the words "impeachable offense"!!!
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 01:58 AM
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60. Wow, KO on fire, Matt Lauer all up in Bush's grill ... go MSNBC/NBC!
The Peacock and MS Peacock are handing Bush his behind today!
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 02:10 AM
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61. kick for K.O.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 04:34 AM
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62. that was some breathtaking oratory
someone deserves a guinness!
:toast:
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