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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:13 PM
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Robin Williams on Hardball now. Brilliant.

Said (of Bush) (He) is the Greatest gift....to comedy.

Then talked about him going to Iraq, dropping off a plastic turkey and then splitting.

This is a great show.
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:15 PM
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1. I concur, his parody of Ross Perot was hilarious!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:19 PM
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2. Ross Perot? What, no Cheney?
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:23 PM
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3. I adore Robin Williams
He's great!!!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:23 PM
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4. I've been totally cracking up watching him.
I loved the bit about Oprah and Condi having a political debate.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:24 PM
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5. Dr. Phil moderating...
:rofl:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:27 PM
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7. I WOULD pay to see that!
:rofl:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:24 PM
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6. Give him an audience and...
turn him loose! :)
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:31 PM
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8. The bit just now on electronic voter fraud was excellent.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:35 PM
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9. I cannot stand Robin Williams so I turned the channel. At 5:30
CNN ran an anti-Sherrod Brown ad so I flipped over to Hardball.

I just caught Robin saying that you can erase a computer with a magnet.

Yah, Robin Williams, for speaking the plain truth!

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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:46 PM
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12. More than that.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 04:51 PM by Reciprocity
He talked about the polling of voters outside the booth not matching the votes and that, that is what third world countries use for voter fraud.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:39 PM
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10. LOL
"W" is in the same league as Big Foot.

:rofl:
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:42 PM
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11. He went much too easy on McCain. n/t
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:01 PM
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13. that's our problem if McCain is the GOP nominee he will be difficult
to defeat because the media loves him.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:11 PM
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15. And I don't know why.
He's a pasty-face, bush hugging, old fart hypocrite. He makes a show of being a "maverick" but just as with the bush torture bill, he slinks along with all the right wing thugs...and this has been going on for years. I just don't get it. Do they think because he's "soft spoken" he's not just as ruthless as the rest of the bastards.

I wish that somebody or something would bring McCain crashing down. I'm so sick of that old phoney.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:11 PM
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23. McCain is still running on his Campaign Finance Reform initiatives
Everyone knows the ways politicians get money is corrupt so anyone that wants to make changes will be popular.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:07 PM
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14. MUCH too easy. McCain has to be shown for his hypocrisy and I believe
he will.

My suggestion to all of DU - get McCain's 1999 book - he was more honest then. And even better, get the audio version. He has plenty of things to take him down and show what a hypocrite he has been for the past 6 years.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:14 PM
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16. I should've read your post before I posted mine.
Thanks, I'll get McCain's book, and I hope there SOMETHING in it that can be used to take this bastard down.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:24 PM
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17. There is. Plenty.
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:58 PM
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18. Kick
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:03 PM
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19. watching now Robin Williams is great.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:08 PM
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20. This movie will fugg up Bush some
more. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:08 PM
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21. Perot thing coming up.
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:09 PM
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22. He talks like a squirrel without his nuts lol.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:13 PM
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24. Rockin' Robin!
He is one funny MoFo!

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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:56 PM
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25. "McCain has to be shown for his hypocrisy."
John McCain Hypocrite
by Doug Ireland

John McCain, the media's darling, has found a clever way around his own campaign finance reform law to take big corporate bucks in furtherance of his political ambitions while carrying water for the corporate mammoth providing the dough. But the national press is ignoring the story.


The Associated Press first ran the story of John McCain's odorous but lucrative Senatorial service to the communications giant Cablevision on the afternoon of March 7. But, while some local papers in McCain's home state (like the East Valley Tribune) have run the story, nothing has as yet made it into the print editions of the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Washington Post, or any of the half-dozen other big city dailies I checked (although, if one searches the hundreds of AP stories available on the Post's website on its Politics page by clicking on "Latest Wire Reports," one can find it there--but how many readers would bother to do that?) One notable exception: the Kansas City Star.


Here's what the AP's investigation found:


McCain repeatedly intervened on behalf of a policy Cablevision favored -- one which "congressional and private studies conclude could make cable more expensive" -- while his chief political adviser, Rick Davis (who's masterminding McCain's probable '08 presidential rerun) solicited $200,000 in contributions from Cablevision to an institute that promotes McCain and pays Davis a $110,000 annual salary.


The Reform Institute was set up to promote McCain and his issues--especially campaign finance reform, embodied in the famous McCain-Feingold law. This Institute is "a tax-exempt group that touts McCain's views and has showcased him at events since his unsuccessful 2000 presidential campaign," and it "often uses the senator's name in press releases and fund-raising letters and includes him at press conferences," the AP says. And, of course, it provides a cushy sinecure with no heavy lifting for McCain's main man, Davis, as he prepares the pontificating Senator's next presidential run. Cablevision's contributions account for a whopping 15% of the Institute's budget.


http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0309-35.htm



McCain hypocrisy:

The Bushification of John McCain

By Ari Melber, AlterNet. Posted November 15, 2005.

The bad blood between the two men has been infamous since 2000, when Bush's campaign lied about McCain's family and war service, and McCain told Bush to "get out of the gutter."

But during Bush's reelection in 2004, McCain strained to embrace his former rival -- literally. In their first joint appearance, they hugged dramatically before 6,000 soldiers at a Fort Lewis rally. Those events made for great campaign visuals. Yet while most Americans saw McCain's big heart, Republican leaders saw hungry ambition.

Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative magazine National Review, recently described that campaign bear hug as nothing but proof of "the senator's presidential ambitions." Lowry argues it's just part of McCain's scheme to get "the Right to stop loathing him." In targeted moves since the election, McCain has continued his Bushification by changing positions on conservative priorities like creationism, gay marriage and tax cuts.

As the costs of Hurricane Katrina mounted, McCain went on national television and told Chris Mathews the Bush tax cuts must be maintained. But McCain voted against those tax cuts.

In fact, he was one of only two Republicans to oppose Bush's signature 2001 tax cut. Given the surging costs of Katrina, Iraq and Medicare, there is no policy rationale for reversing his position now. The only rationale is political pandering. And that's exactly how some influential conservatives see it. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, recently said that although McCain has "flip-flopped on a number of issues," he is still "anti-taxpayer" because "he's voted against every tax cut."

Yet the mainstream media is so attached to McCain's maverick image, most journalists didn't cover the tax reversal.


http://www.alternet.org/story/28266 /
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:11 PM
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28. He did it again today..
After blaming the N. Korea incident on Clinton the other day he was on TV this morning deriding people for "finger pointing" :crazy:
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:49 AM
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32. Great post, thanks
Now if only the McCain we know and loath would make it to the MSM because this guy is posed to bloody the campaign of democrats all the way to 2008.

Wasn't there some whiff of scandal surrounding his using his influence to favor liquor distributors awhile back? And if I remember correctly wasn't his wife involved with some shady use of a charity to obtain narcotics...I'm not clear about what happened with that.

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SpreadItAround Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 06:58 PM
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26. Am I the only person who finds him annoying?
I mean, yeah, comedy is subjective but when he's interviewed or on a show he always is "on", babbling and monopolizing the conversation with nonsense.

He was on Bill Maher last week and me and my wife had to turn it off he was such an annoying disturbance.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:03 PM
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27. Damn glad I watched!
I was going to skip Tweety tonight, but there was nothing else on. I'm so glad I watched. Barry Levinson and Robin Williams were great. The warmth and response of the Georgetown student body was encouraging.

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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:19 PM
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29. Show was fantastic; wanna see the movie now.
Levinson stated he wrote the movie based on our failed voting system, so despite the comedy, it's got a serious message too. He says he believes there will be problems this year and hopes we can get them fixed before 2008; a democracy can't function if we're unsure our votes count.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:21 PM
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30. BIG Williams mistake, though: He said that "Saddam kicked out the
(WMD) inspectors."
Uh, NO.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:22 PM
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31. I missed that ..
Robin was so accurate on everything else that it must have been a slip-of-acid-tongue. Or maybe he meant to say Bu$h kicked them out.

Otherwise, it was great to hear two old farts from my generation connect instantaneously with the college crowd. Williams and Levinson are the perfect ambassadors for our cause with enlightened youth. Oh, to be 18 again, knowing what we know now.

Mac

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