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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:10 PM
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American political discourse is a JOKE. World - I apologize.

I am ashamned.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:13 PM
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1. at least you have Bill Moyers, Gore Vidal ... and even Jon Stewart ...
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 07:14 PM by Lisa
As a non-American, I am encouraged by the fact that so many people in your country do seem to care, from everyday folks to world-famous writers and scholars (even though the mainstream media may be more distracted by celebrity crime and gossip).
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:14 PM
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2. they are most appreciated. But if you saw the beginning of the Republican
vaudeville act tonight, you would understand.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:34 PM
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3. I'm lucky -- I'm at work, and this computer doesn't support video
Was it really dreadful?

Speaking of vaudeville, it sounds like the entire GOP is desperately trying to break into showbiz ... they probably realize that they'll need new careers pretty soon. Even Dubya was going around making ghastly attempts at humor (thinking of trying to be a scab, with the WGA strike on?): "I also thank everybody who voted online to choose the names for our guests of honor. And I'm pleased to announce the winning names. They are May and Flower. They're certainly better than the names the Vice President suggested, which was Lunch and Dinner."

I have promised my friends who work as professional entertainers that I will stop referring to this administration as "a bunch of clowns", because real clowns mean well (and they have intensive training that they work hard at).

Oh well -- one day, maybe Democrats will be rich, and Republicans will be funny?



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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:47 PM
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4. Me, too. It's soooo staged, a total act. Nothing authentic or genuine.
Of course, the "political discourse" is the least of what I am ashamed, as an American.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:49 PM
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5. Yeah ... Geez, I Wish the Writers Strike Was Over
And Stephen Colbert had gotten himself into a primary.
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