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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:28 PM
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That Was a Real Good Thing You Done, George.
from HuffPo, this is quite good.

At first when I heard that the Republicans were finally standing up to Bush, I was thrilled. That was before Tony, the irritable handyman, a guy who I hired to build me some bookshelves, detailed for me a different way to look at it.

But first let me backtrack for a second. Having come to political consciousness during the Nixon/Johnson/Ford debacle, I have never really gotten over how the things I initially didn't believe about the secret workings of the U.S. government all turned out to be true.

Come on; Enemies lists? Wiretapping the phones of protesters? CIA assassins? Yeah, right.

Once I made that leap, I have never been able to completely discount bizarre theories. And I worked in talk radio for a while so I have heard some very creative ones. Still, when people send me little movies to download about how the Bush administration was behind 9/11, while the sensible part of me files this with the rantings of the troglodytes who think we staged the moon landing, a more paranoid part of me puts the details on hold for reviewing at a later date. A wry little voice asks me why we had all those red and orange alerts right around the time of the election, and not since?

The rest:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/merrill-markoe/that-was-a...

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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:30 PM
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1. Scary concept...
and the only possible reply as far as I'm concerned is "screw that."
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:36 PM
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2. I didn't see that episode of The Twilight Zone
Was it by any chance based on a story I once read by Harlan Ellison? If so, as I recall, it ends with Anthony turning himself into a spider and being crushed under the shoe of a little girl he is trying to terrorize.

Got your heaviest shoes on, my fellow Americans?
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MaineYooper Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:59 PM
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5. no- it's from a story by Jerome Bixby.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It\'s_a_Good_Life /

and unfortunately, at the end, it just continues with the kid in charge of everything, cowing everyone around him.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:37 PM
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3. Repeat after me "You Fucked up real good W. Now go to jail do not pass
go do not collect $200. OR better yet take the damn black pill and put us out of your misery.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:52 PM
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4. Borrowing another story
The sad thing is, even if he ever admits he's wrong and sorry (most unlikely event ever), we're still going to be chin deep in "Oobleck" for a very long time.

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