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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:00 AM
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What Would Winston Think of Bush's Detentions and Military Tribunals?
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. Winston Churchill


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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:10 AM
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1. Let's just repeat that...
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. Winston Churchill
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:15 AM
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2. Nice design for a T-shirt!
:toast:
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:21 AM
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3. Especially as rightwingnuts and bush himself looove to compare Winnie
to bush.

Fact is, even their hero Ronald Reagan thought bush was a stupid MFer. So would Winnie.

Our Founding Fathers would have called bush a traitor.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:26 AM
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5. Here's a graphic to go with the quote
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:28 AM
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6. Bush must have loved this image.


:puke:
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:09 AM
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8. Those Remind Me of the Sesame Street Song:
"One of these things is not like the other
One of these things just doesn't belong..."


http://youtube.com/watch?v=9mzVq61z80U
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:26 AM
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4. Winston Churchill new what he and his country were fighting for:
the rights and freedoms of a great nation. He would never have been party to stripping these rights from the people because of a threat from either inside or outside the nation. What *ss and Co. have done is strip our nation of the reason we have always been willing to fight for: the Constitutional freedoms.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:45 AM
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7. Winston would think it business as usual, and take a slug of Victory Gin
Oh sorry, I thought you meant Winston Smith.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:14 AM
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9. That's who I thought of First when he said Winston
I think Winston would approve of the BushenFuhrer after his last visit to room 101
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