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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:09 PM
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I want you to picture something.
January, 2007.

The pomp and circumstance of the State of the Union address decorates every television network in the land.

"Ms. Speaker!" comes the announcement, "the President of the United States!"

The chamber stands in unison and applauds as Bush walks in to deliver his second-to-last SOTU address. The applause is warm, befiting the appropriate honor bestowed upon the office. Bush shakes hands, winks, nods and makes his way to the dias.

At which two things become readily apparent.

There are more Democrats than Republicans in the room.

And Nancy Pelosi is seated behind Bush, next to a snarling Cheney.

This is what I see, what I work for, what I pray for, what I believe in.

This is the vision I intend to have after the New Year.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:10 PM
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1. I can recommend that.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:11 PM
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2. I'll kick that. - n/t
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:11 PM
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3. Just a quibble
Wouldn't it be Madame Speaker?

And the Democrats shouldn't give him any applause at all. Certainly the Repukes probably refused to applaud when Clinton was President, am I right?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:13 PM
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5. I don't know
It's a good question.

We'll just have to wait and see. :)
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:24 PM
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10. They'll applause him but it will be meek.
Just like they applauded for President Clinton. What will happen is the applause on the repuke side will be louder as they know the Democrats are barely applauding their idiot-in-chief. And I know one thing, the Democrats will not have someone sitting in the front signaling to them to stand and applause when they are told as the republicans did back in 2000. They can't deny it because it was caught on tape.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:28 PM
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12. Madame Speaker it is!! And the Democrats should applaud the OFFICE
You don't have to respect the tiny man holding it presently, but the Congress should respect the OFFICE, just as the President should respect the CONGRESS. We're too classy a bunch to pout and behave childishly.

The GOP applauded Clinton as he entered, even if halfheartedly. The old school ones admired his political genius, the others went along with the crowd.
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:11 PM
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4. the applause won't be that warm,
i assure you.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:17 PM
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6. We create our own realities. I'm with you.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:18 PM
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7. Visualize, visualize, visualize...
It works.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:18 PM
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8. K&R, I want you to picture your OP headed for the top with this 5th vote...
keep the faith, everyone and keep working hard!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:21 PM
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9. This is what I want to see
All credible polls say this is what's coming. On the offensive Democrats -forward to victory!!!
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:27 PM
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11. I am with you Will!!!!!!
Get those damn republicans out of town!!!!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:31 PM
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13. I don't think Cheney will be seated next to Pelosi for long
Maybe once.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:41 PM
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14. They haven't been impeached?
I want to see Pelosi in front of Dennis Haster... oh wait, Ted Steven... oh wait, Condi Ri... oh wait, John Snow.

I'll be right back. I have to see just who is next in line. It might be a while.


:)


Yes. Your point is taken. I will visualize. I will will this to be, Will!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:42 PM
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15. My prayer, too.
eom
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:47 PM
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16. hell, yes.
and i'll applaud when * & Cheney resign in disgrace.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:50 PM
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17. And Madame Speaker would be President were cheney & bush to be removed
from office.


*siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*

A girl can dream.

DC karmam DC karms DC karma DC karma
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:41 PM
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27. this is what scares them the most!
they fear Pelosi, not only for being a woman and from SF, but that she'll be in line if Bush & Cheney get their just desserts!

ah, that would rock!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:51 PM
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18. and he stumbles to the podium ...
and he starts slurring his words, throws up and passes out.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:59 PM
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19. Yes, I can visualize that, too.
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IMAMiscreant Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:07 PM
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21. Then...
... announces that he is resigning and will check into a rehab facility to overcome his delusions of grandeur and other psychotic hallucinations. Cheney jumps to his feet (* has obviously gone off script) and collapses with massive blood-pump failure (he doesn't have a heart, you know). The room erupts.

IMAM
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:02 PM
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20. and Hassert, having not been reelected, is not present to hand over the gavel
:evilgrin:
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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:05 PM
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50. Sharing your GRIN. Thank you.
:toast:
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:09 PM
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22. already voted - let it be
please let it be
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:14 PM
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23. LOL
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:15 PM
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24. What's funny?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:29 PM
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25. I hadn't thought that far ahead, Will.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:02 PM by elehhhhna
The idea makes me giddy and gleeful.

Thank you.
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:36 PM
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26. What I keep thinking of is all the Bush vetoes
the Congress will be overriding: minimum wage increase, *real* social security reform, environmental safeguards, health-care regulations, new education bills to replace Every Child Left Behind, stem-cell research, enforcement of sunshine laws on energy policy decisions, etc. etc.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:04 PM
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28. But with enough of a majority, they can be made veto-proof
Am I right?
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:25 PM
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29. That's what I'm talking about!
That's why I said "all the Bush vetoes the Congress will be overriding."
:toast:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:22 PM
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41. D'oh!
:banghead:
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:30 PM
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30. The SOTU will be delivered on my B-Day - That's what I want for my Birthday!
I'm visualing it right now. However, I don't think that the applause will be loud nor warm. It will be cordial for the respect of the office, not the man occupying it. And Cheney's snarl will be bigger than ever and he'll be shifting in his seat a lot and Bush will look really uncomfortable too.

:kick:
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:30 PM
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31. january 2008
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:30 PM by Parche
What about January 2008, when Bush and Cheney have been impeached


...speaker!" "The President of the United States" Ms Nancy Pelosi

There are 70% Democrats in the room.

Speaker of the House John Conyers is sitting next to VP Russ Feingold


Now that is what dreams are made of


"I am Parche/Wahoo and I approve this message"
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:35 PM
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32. Right on.
And Sen. Kennedy as Majority Leader of the Senate.
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:36 PM
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33. Nancy Pelosi next to Cheney
Will put a damper on him for sure.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:52 PM
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34. You had me at Ms. Speaker.
That gave me goosebumps. :bounce:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:39 PM
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36. Pelosi had me at "Hell no!" I really, deeply admire that woman.
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civildisoBDence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:19 PM
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35. Yes, I'm starting to see it....niiiiice....
and the best part is Cheney's smirk has grown by 666%, completely distorting his head.

Newsprism
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:44 PM
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37. Fuckin' A, Bubba.
For that, I'll do my crazy chicken dance.

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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:23 PM
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38. And then both Bush and Cheney are arrested...
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:08 PM
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39. I hope Nancy Pelosi remembers to bring a crucifix, a vial of holy water
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 08:09 PM by Raster
and a hammer and stake. Other than that, I predict a rousing good time had by all.
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:22 PM
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40. Oooooh I Like It.
I really REALLY like it!!
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:02 PM
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42. I very much want to see that...
Keep pushing toward the goal!
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 02:36 AM
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43. And the lockstep republicans,
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 02:36 AM by Progs Rock
will still be holding up purple fingers.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:15 AM
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44. Ahhh, it's a beautiful thing n/t
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:17 AM
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45. OK, picture this (I can one up you, Will)
January 2008

Again, the pomp and circumstance of the State of the Union address is everywhere.

"Ms. Speaker!" comes the announcement, "the President of the United States!"

And Nancy Pelosi enters the room to the thunderous applause of the members of Congress and others assembled to give the first SOTU after the the impeachment and removal of Bush and Cheney.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 03:19 AM
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46. YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! n/t
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:17 AM
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47. .
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:41 AM
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48. The first Madam Speaker in US history
I so want the distinguished gentlelady from California to lead the house. Come on America, make it happen next Tuesday.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:00 PM
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49. Mr. Pitt. . .metaphysical journalist at large. . .
Who'd of thunk it. . .?

Kudos.

Visualizing now and until that eventuality of relative justice occurs.

Of course it may seem irrational but so are those in power. They have consistantly refuted all our rational tools and theories purported by some of the greatest intellects of this land. The arguments which are inclusive of verification through copious data from mathmatical and scientific sources are marginalized, they have denied history, and have done so with presumed impunity for nearly 6 years if ya haven't noticed.

They simply dismiss our claims as "reality based." TRANSLATION: They are using low level magic and mind control. Their's is based on falsehood and fear whereas if we draw from our more spirtual truth and love and humor, can you imagine what would be possible. . ?

As to the more current issue of elections. . .

An affirmation for a week from now that may just support this vision. . .
Every time you feel the intense sorrow about anticipating the sometimes
seemingly inevitable defeat, consider stiffening your spine, focusing your mind and saying aloud or thinking really loudly and firmly. . .

"I'm co creating with spirit that any malicious code implanted or secreted in the vote tally counting software be neutralized in the upcoming elections, and any malfeasance that does occur be so blatant that it will be exposed andcorrected immedietely, so that the true will of the electorate will be revealed and true justice can be restored." (feel free to modify, through simplification or augmentation as you feel is appropriate)

If they can rig 'em we can fix 'em. . .with our hearts and minds.

Let us simply try.

It truly can't hurt.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:20 PM
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51. .
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 08:25 AM
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52. Kerry kick
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