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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:52 AM
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Triple header death-does it get any better than this for the media?
First the Godfather of Soul takes a fatal coronary--great footage of the Apollo Theater and the always entertaining Reverend Al as family adviser to boot.

Then Gerald Ford finally succumbs to multiple ailments. WOW a presidential funeral. Cure the horse-drawn caisson--we're gonna have a parade.

Finally best of all SADDAM'S GONNA SWING! Soon, real soon, maybe TODAY! We don't HANG people any more in this our civilized America so this is a real treat. There's something so wonderfully visual about a good old fashioned hanging.

Frankly, there hasn't been this much suspense about someone's immanent demise since Pope John Paul lingered while the international news crews flooded Vatican square breathlessly waiting for news--any news--and making it up when there wasn't any official release from the closed mouthed Cardinals.

Why this fascination with death? Ratings my friends, ratings--and that's not going to go away.

So sit back, get some popcorn and a beer and enjoy the ghoulish spectacle. Everyone else is.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:56 AM
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1. I think

...I'll give the death-fest a pass.

Cheers
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:57 AM
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3. I was being sarcastic, of course. nt
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:04 AM
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5. I know

Sorry if you got the impression that I thought you were serious.

Cheers
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:57 AM
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2. The right-wing is obsessed with death since Sen. Johnson refuses to die.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:04 AM
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6. That is so inconsiderate of him
The "christians" amongst us were so hoping the Senator would pass on to hell where all democrats and liberals go when they die. So they can't wait to get their hanging saddam video to masturbate too, over and over again.

And once he's dead, peace will reign supreme all over the planet.
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:03 AM
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4. Corporate mediaghouls haven't been this happy and energized
since those giddy days of the sniper attacks, when every waking moment was filled with the dazzling potential for more shooting victims.

Like watching a mob of sugar-buzzed tykes on a prolonged Easter egg hunt.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:07 AM
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7. Read a LTTE in this morning's paper
in which the writer sarcastically suggested that Saddam's hanging should be postponed so they can do it during the Superbowl's halftime show.

That about sums it up.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:03 PM
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8. Only thing near as good is celebrity divorces
Can still kick them while they are alive and down
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