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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 10:32 PM
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"What do you mean "we", white man?"
As the old joke goes about the Lone Ranger and Tonto when the Lone Ranger said to Tonto, "Looks like we are surrounded by the Injuns, Tonto"...

So it must feel with the Lone Ranger we now have in the White House? Former CIA Director Bob Gates and long-time Republican is now the Secretary of Defense. Former General in Iraq, David Petraeus, is now in charge of the entire Central Command, including the combat operations in Afghanistan. Even the present CIA Director, Leon Panetta, was a former Republican.

The drone bombings in Pakistan are not coming from the office of the Lone Ranger in the White House. The military tribunal decisions did not come from the White House. The CIA is not a Democratic organization.

Even the economic decisions are being made by former big shots of the Republican persuasion. Timothy Geithner is no Democrat. He was the former head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. The Fed is still being run by Bernanke, a Bush appointee. The Lone Ranger is surrounded by people that cannot be trusted to operate in the interests of the people. But he said he was going to put Republicans in his Cabinet, and he did. We are surrounded by those "Injuns"...
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 10:40 PM
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1. Who appointed them?
Who isn't getting rid of them?
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 10:42 PM
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2. I'm inclined to think that we're the ones who are surrounded (eom)
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 11:58 AM
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8. Sure seems that way, doesn't it?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 10:45 PM
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3. Rumors are that Petraeus wants to be Republican candidate for President in 2012.
Running against Barack Obama. How's that for loyalty?
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 11:07 PM
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4. loyalty rhymes with royalty ...
"Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain

Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.
Woodrow T. Wilson

The best way to keep loyalty in a man's heart is to keep money in his purse.
Irish Proverb

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."
Joe Paterno

If you want loyalty - get a dog. If you want loyalty and attention - get a smart dog.
Grant Fairley

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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 11:47 PM
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5. "Injuns"? Do you use "Niggers" in your metaphors, too?
Cripes. :eyes:

In any case, Obama's no "Lone Ranger", he's a full and willing participant in the business of Empire. Electing Obama was always about running the Empire more efficiently, it was never about ending Empire.

sw
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-15-09 11:51 PM
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6. No, I do not..
And I was only quoting words that were used in those early TV shows. I'm sorry that you were offended.
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livefreest Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-16-09 03:45 AM
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7. the long arm of Corporation Inc. reaches all recesses of government. but
there are true progressives around Obama too: David Axelrod, Jo Biden, i hope many more
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