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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:00 PM
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The Kennedy Center is filling for Russert Memorial Service...4:00 on MSNBC..
Edited on Wed Jun-18-08 03:04 PM by KoKo01
Senator Schumer was interviewed and he said: "I just can't quite come to grips with it...it will take time for closure." He commented what a friend Russert was to both Democrats and Republicans.

I wonder if they will fill the Kennedy Center? Might be good to see who all is there for Celebrity and Politico watching.

Reported that Obama and McCain sat side by side for the Private Burial survice this morning.

Starting off with a Military Honor Guard! And Russert never served....UNBELIEVABLE...!!

It's the Reagan Funeral, redux!

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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:02 PM
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1. Big Russ...Has anyone seen or heard anything about him? I haven't
been watching too closely but have been thinking about him..
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:09 PM
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5. He had to go into Asssisted Living recently....was what I heard.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:03 PM
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2. Flipped the TV on and turned to Fox when I saw what was on. It appears that Luke Russert
decided his dad would have wanted Barack to sit beside McCain, so he arranged it.

I've had enough. Sorry.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 08:58 PM
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27. are they siting under Jack Welch's seat?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:06 PM
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3. The FCC won't be able to fine them for the nudity resultng from...
the rending of garments.
Since it's cable and all.
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:06 PM
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4. How many people have died in the floods
How many people are homeless now?

Never mind, can't let actual news interrupt the six day neverending Russert orgy.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:10 PM
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6. It really doesn't concern them.....sadly. Unless it gets ratings or money from Government..
:-(
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:14 PM
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9. You can't tell me this over indulgence of Russert nonsense gets ratings
Who cares except the media and a few news junkies.

The majority of the world is saying "Russert, Who?"
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 08:55 PM
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25. Who both McCain at Obama sat besides should tell you what this is all about
the current and successor to GE's CEO.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:13 PM
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7. Well Timmy designed the template
Didn't he win an award for The Reagan death orgy.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:14 PM
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8. This is just ....
over the top. I am not a curmudgeon-but I am starting to get there in a hurry.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 07:52 PM
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21. ITA, and I have been a defender of the public displays of
affection for the late TJR. I believe that as his coworkers and friends, they have all lost someone close and beloved.

When I saw the honor guard this afternoon, I thought of this:



I hope no one considered doing to Timmy what they did to Lenin!
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Venus Dog Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:14 PM
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10. Makes one wonder who exactly Timmy REALLY was?
:tinfoilhat:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:36 PM
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13. That thought crossed my mind, too. What "favors" did he do and for whom?
That this has gone on so long seems very strange...unless a lot of folks owed him.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:51 PM
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17. Tim was a made man in DC
He had proven his loyalty in that he had shown his willingness to do whatever he was told to do ever loyally. The war on Iraq was the ultimate test for the DC crowd and Tim helped make it happen. Hillary did too and that is why the establishment tried so hard to help her out of the spot she got herself into with that kid from Illinois but sometimes the system fails and loyal members have to be cast off.
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:16 PM
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11. He had a MILITARY HONOR GUARD?
He never served in the military

He was never elected to Congress or the Senate

AND HE HAD A MILITARY HONOR GUARD?

HOW THE HELL DOES THAT HAPPEN?

This is getting fucking freaky.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:24 PM
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12. They're used to putting on shows at the Kennedy Center.
At first I thought they'd chosen the location for its convenience, and because doing security and TV at the Kennedy Center is hardly a novelty. Apparently, I was wrong.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:38 PM
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14. Must have had high friends in the Pentagon...so they broke the rules for the funeral...
Edited on Wed Jun-18-08 03:39 PM by KoKo01
:shrug: I wonder if this has ever been done before. I know Reagan didn't serve but it was done for him. Maybe because he was a governor? As you point out...what did Tim ever do to deserve such a high honor ...unless it was to serve in "another way."
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:45 PM
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15. well, Reagan was PRESIDENT....that kinda goes without saying
that an ex president is going to get an honor guard :eyes:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 07:43 PM
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18. Yes..and he was ..kind of the "Annointed One" who brough Rpugs out of Wilderness after Nixon...
...so, yeah, there's a part of me that can understand the "Adulation over Reagan."

I just hope that those who were "on board" for all of that..have discovered that he was a "False Prophet" for their cause...having been run by General Electric..who gave Reagan his FIRST BREAK!

Google..........Reagan/GE..and see what you get...
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 07:51 PM
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20. you're missing the point that I was trying to make
Edited on Wed Jun-18-08 07:52 PM by libnnc
ALL ex-presidents get the military treatment

I know all about GE and Reagan...he replaced the ailing Robert Taylor as host of GE Theater

Russert did not hold elected office at the national level--ergo he had NO reason to have an honor guard.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 08:54 PM
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24. Agree! Russert had no Right to Military Honor Guard...how did he get it?
That's the question. It was offensive for those who have "served in military" or are "Former Presidents
to have gotten what Russert got.

I agree...what allowed him to get it...was my question.

Thanks.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 09:27 PM
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29. Maybe because he co-operated with the Pentagon covertly on information warfare?
:shrug: Many ex-spies and Naval Intelligence types

(see Bob Woodward and Patrick O'Brien for obvious examples)

are beloved by the military and "in the know" celebrities.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 08:57 PM
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26. Two points Reagan did serve
and he was a former president
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 03:47 PM
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16. Mike Barnicle regaling us with memories of elitism
feh ......
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 07:47 PM
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19. I have to admit...hardened Lefty like I am...that Maria Shriver's Tribute..moved me to tears....
Even though I KNOW WHO SHE'S MARRIED TO! I just don't get this "Happy FAMILY THINGY." Sure, they are all CATHOLICS...but isn't it kind of "inclusionary" what they are doing?

It seems to be a great FEST to MOURN the PASSING of the CATHOLIC CHURCH..? :shrug:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 07:52 PM
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22. And I'm a bad girl for being cynical about it all. I so saw this coming.
:cry:

Will Walter Cronkite get a send off like that this?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 08:52 PM
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23. If someone does a "Shriver Eulogy" in You Tube...watch for it...it brings tears to eyes.,...
even if you cant stand any of it..it reveals a lot....

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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 09:25 PM
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28. "Starting off with a Military Honor Guard! And Russert never served...." DO WE KNOW THAT?
The funerals of EX-SPIES are OFTEN attended by the heads of the military,
potentates, principalities and powers of this world. They all but openly
brag about how "close" the deceased was to the REAL halls of power -- the
security industry and in this case, the public information branch

(see also Woodward, Bob.)

Don't believe me? Google Patrick O'Brien and ask yourself why all those
military guys attended his funeral and all his books referenced
espionage and connect the dots why he was so loved by generals and hawks.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 09:44 PM
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30. I asked on another thread about how much Tim Russert knew.
I guess it must have been rather a lot. And I guess WE won't ever know if it's something like the 50 year lock on JFK info.
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Venus Dog Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-18-08 10:48 PM
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31. Most likely Timmy was CIA
and with the Military Honor Guard -- that kind of cinches it for me. This whole thing reminded me alot of "Charlie Wilson's War". This would explain a lot of what so weirdly has been going on since Friday. It also reinforces what has already been written about Operation Mockingbird.

The day he showed up at court in the Libby trial, getting out of the car on a pair of crutches (after Libby had done the same thing), I knew right then, he was part and parcel. There were never any more questions for me about him after that. He was right smack dab in the middle of the entire mess.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-19-08 12:21 PM
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32. It's disturbing for sure. I'm hoping someone will write about Russert getting the Honor Guard...
One of our lefty media might have noticed and have questions. I doubt any MSM will mention it.
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