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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:36 PM
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The Kids pass a note to the President
According to this AP story, 50 high school seniors, representing the US as Presidential Scholars, presented a hand written letter to the President, asking him to stop torture:

"The students had been invited to the East Room to hear the president speak about his effort to win congressional reauthorization of his education law known as No Child Left Behind.

The handwritten letter said the students ``believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions.''

``We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants,'' the letter said...
"

link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6735551...

Now take a look at these photos and help me guess, did he get the note before the speech or after?

Before:


During:


After:


The last pic looks like he couldn't wait to get the heck out of there. I thnk he got the letter before. Did the bit. Shook some hands and high-tailed it before he lost his cool. He looks thoroughly pissed when he's not speechifying.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:38 PM
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1. He even looks pissed in the Brit sense as well...
;-)
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:21 AM
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56. Or, as my mother says, "stoned."
And she doesn't mean pot. Mom's generations' stoned = Brit's pissed.
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:44 AM
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62. Just wait...
you little ungrateful buggers...you're asses are off to Iraq and Iran...and you'll get a first hand look at torture..hehhehehhehe....such a evil, lecherous punk Chimpie is...
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 05:14 PM
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74. ...
:beer:
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:39 PM
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2. Things just ain't rolling his way, are they?
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:39 PM
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3. The Guardian? Let me guess: No U.S. paper is running the story.
The media in this country suck the big one! :mad:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:41 PM
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6. Not sure about print but it's online
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CTD Donating Member (732 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:01 PM
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27. Link didn't work for me.
Here's the Google News search I did- http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1...

The same AP story each time. And when you consider the sheer number of news outlets in the US, this is a disturbingly small number of hits.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:43 PM
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9. It's here - bravo kids
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:26 PM
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19. Keith O reported on it
:hi:
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:22 AM
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57. Thumbs up for KO ! As Truman would say, Strike a blow for liberty !
Meaning give that man a beer !
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:40 PM
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4. That is fantastic
Those poor kids had to clap for them, I'm sure it was just as painful for them too.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:41 PM
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5. the students are more presidential than the President!
Wonderful, inspiring -- and I hope that someday one or more of those students will be in the White House -- representing the people!

``We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants,'' the letter said..."
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:35 PM
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66. Not Osama bin laden nor Geo Bush can take away our God-given rights
as granted in the Constitution. His oath was to preserve protect defend that document and he does the opposite daily. Thanks kids !
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:41 PM
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7. Keith Olbermann just reported it. After he read what they wrote I applauded. Then Keith
Edited on Mon Jun-25-07 07:43 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
said "those 50 kids are my heroes" He then applauded!!!!
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:43 PM
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8. cool
:)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:45 PM
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12. They sure are heroes
The gig is over Bushie.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:43 PM
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10. OMG I want to kiss those kids!
I have chills from reading this.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:43 PM
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11. The future's best and the brightest... spoke truth to power.
I feel hopeful....
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:49 PM
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13. Inspirational!
They have more class and intelligence in their little fingers than bush has in his whole body.


:applause:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 07:57 PM
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14. K & R
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:06 PM
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15. Can he send ALL those kids to Gitmo???
:wow:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 08:13 AM
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52. If he wants to, and if Jesus tells him to....
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:07 PM
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16. God! Imagine if our founding fathers could see us now.
The schoolchildren had to present the president with a note to try to get him to stop torturing people.

JEEEEBUS!
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:07 PM
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17. ...and the young shall lead them....
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:10 PM
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18. Good for those students
:hi:
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:29 PM
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20. So when does the right wing echo chamber
start screaming about "Commie" Teachers and the like.

Like O'Reilly when he got his ass handed to him by a 16 year old.. the world is WAKING THE HELL UP, and there are GENERATIONS to go after these monsters now.

God bless those little kids!
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:32 PM
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21. A standing ovation for these brave and inspiring kids
:applause: :woohoo: :applause: :yourock: :applause: :headbang: :applause:
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:36 PM
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22. Hey kids...Welcome to the No-Fly list! n/t
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 08:04 AM
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51. LOL! but on second thought,
i would not put it past the Homeland Scrutiny assholes to act just like that.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:41 PM
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23. Bravo! And they surely willl be able to vote in '08.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:42 PM
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24. Dupe.
Edited on Mon Jun-25-07 08:43 PM by Edweird
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:55 PM
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25. heard it 0n Olberman-great! nt
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SoonerPride Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 08:58 PM
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26. Bush changed his mind and decided to leave those kids behind
Edited on Mon Jun-25-07 08:58 PM by SoonerPride
bwahahaha


He is an embarrassment to our country.

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:03 PM
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28. If he insists on meeting ordinary citizens
He should be prepared to hear their views.

If he was pissed off, he roundly deserved it.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:15 PM
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29. Bwah! Looks like one of the children wasn't prepared for the future.
Commander Puss N Boots promptly left the stage to go kick Barney.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:23 PM
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30. Get a load of those kids faces as he's talking in the middle pic.
Can they look more appalled? I don't think so.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:27 PM
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31. i can imagine it now...kids gave fuckhead the note. fuckhead
was forced to eat the note rather than archive it, did his speech, and had to go and throw up (or wash the note down with a beer!)
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:27 PM
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32. Why would you think he would bother to read their note?
He is MR. PRESIDENT, they are just kids. Besides there are some words in there he may not understand.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:32 PM
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33. Saw this on KO.
Hubby said these kids have more balls (or ovaries, as is your want) than our Congress.

Hubby's been a bit peeved at the alleged Democratic "leadership" of late. :)
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:37 PM
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34. A real sign of hope for our country---the kids care!
I feel such a strong sense of pride in our young people---thank you, thank you, thank you!
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 06:52 AM
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47. the best and the brightest
I'm so proud of them they give me hope for the future of this country and the rest of the world.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 09:40 PM
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35. Bravo!
:kick:

:kick:

:kick:

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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 10:02 PM
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36. And ... (drumroll) ... Here They Are !!
My Heroes Too.

***************************************
The 2007 (p)Residential Scholars (and Butt-Kickers)
***************************************



Only Impeachment ... can live up to this level of patriotism.

It IS our positive agenda.

It is our ONLY moral, patriotic option.

-----
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 10:46 PM
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37. REAL AMERICAN VALUES, MR. BUSH
REAL AMERICAN VALUES

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wordsaladwithranch Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:49 AM
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38. This brings back memories
of when i was in eighth grade and my english teacher gave us a class assignment to write a letter of encouragement to Our Great Leader and we couldnt write anything critical or negative. (makes me cringe now) Those kids are the true patriots, God bless them.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:37 PM
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67. I remember when the Yuppies took over the Chicke 'O The Sea ship at Disneyland
and hung up a "Free Mickey Mouse" banner, all the while park employees and police were climbing up into the rigging to get them.

Those were the good ole days.
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 01:01 AM
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39. That took courage, and I'm proud of those students. n/t
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 01:03 AM
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40. Standing O for these kids!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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MarinCoUSA Donating Member (783 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 01:10 AM
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41. Bravo. These strong young Americans broke through the bubble!
- and they all know that they would get thrown in jail if they tried this at an actual campaign rally.

Way to go kids!
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 01:12 AM
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42. that is what genuine patriotism looks like
There are some very proud parents out there in America.
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 02:55 AM
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43. Oh, I am so happy! Sometimes, something comes along and just brightens my day!
The only thing that would have topped it was if they had a food fight with * as the target.
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 04:23 AM
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44. It was on NBC News tonight
The kids were definitely the stars of the story and bush looked like the fool he is.
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Preening Fop Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 06:17 AM
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45. If Only, an "Impeach Me" sign had been Slapped Onto his Back..!!
Edited on Tue Jun-26-07 06:26 AM by Preening Fop
:yoiks:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 06:34 AM
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46. That last picture...
"Can you find the spoiled brat in this picture?"

Bush knows the kids got the last laugh on him this time.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 07:06 AM
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48. George passes notes too, bathroom break notes to condi.
:evilgrin: To these students... :yourock: :applause:
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 07:10 AM
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49. AmBUSHED! Busted by kids with brains!
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:17 AM
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54. I'm glad they hung together, cuz they'll certainly hang separately under *'s other programs !
Edited on Tue Jun-26-07 09:21 AM by EVDebs
How many other warrantless surveillance programs is Bush running that we don't know about?

Spying on the homefront
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/homefront/
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 08:01 AM
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50. Heard about this last night on the broadcast news -
I actually think it was NBC because we were eating dinner. Both my husband and I cheered. Our 5 year old kidlet wasn't quite sure what to do.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 08:24 AM
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53. Woot! Kids shining lights on the torturer in chief!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:21 AM
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55. KICK!
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:26 AM
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58. NCLB is a testing program that takes the joy out of getting an education
IMHO, a move to the Socratic teaching method, asking more questions (ahem, something Journalism schools don't teach anymore) needs to be implemented ASAP.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 09:29 AM
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59. These genuinely intelligent kids give me hope.
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JAbuchan08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:17 AM
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60. The kids look happy
in the picture where Bush is leaving. They look to be very proud of themselves and they have every reason to be. I am proud of them as well.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:36 AM
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61. Let me add my accolades to this year's presidential scholars for standing up
for what is right. Brave and noble action! Thank you!
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janetle Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:13 PM
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64. My thoughts, too.
I am so proud of these kids. It took guts to use this special white house ceremony as a way to express themselves and speak out to Bush's face. I love it!!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:56 AM
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63. Did Shrub* give the high school students the finger bird? He really has
...shit for brains.
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:34 PM
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65. CNN interviewed 3 of the students this morning. Bravo.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 01:42 PM
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68. Video of Keith Olbermann's Report Here:
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colorado_ufo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 02:26 PM
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69. Fabulous young people!
They have my deepest gratitude for speaking for all of us who could not have this access.
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gentlegiant Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 02:49 PM
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70. Nah, I doubt he read the note at all.
He probably just skimmed it for headlines. Actually, I'd be surprized if his staff even delivers it to him. No bad news for the boss. Everybody loves you, chief. The polls are skewed by the liberal media. Stay the course. Probably never saw it.
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 03:02 PM
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71. See? Even the kids know better . . .
than to trust the Bush regime.
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dicknbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 04:05 PM
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72. Hooray for the students.
This reminds me of a time when Eartha Kitt took Johnson to task for the Vietnam debacle. She was getting some sort of presentation in the white house and she gave Johnson a little speech about the war and he was pissed. Jr is not used to this kind of reality infiltrating his Cheney Bubble. Bravo to those brave students and keep up the good work.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 04:33 PM
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73. That's why I love me my teenagers!!!
They can be BRUTALLY honest. They can spot a hypocrite a mile away. They are absolutely FEARLESS!!!
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