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missouri dem 2 Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:13 PM
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Grenade tossed on stage w. Bush; the grenade did not explode. Details fort
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:14 PM by missouri dem 2
http://www.legitgov.org/

MSNBC Breaking: Grenade tossed on stage w. Bush; the grenade did not explode. Details forthcoming.
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:14 PM
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1. Where? Link?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:33 PM
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113. links here: ABC, MSNBC and AP
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foxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:36 PM
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139. Was he reading children a story? eom
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 10:30 AM
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175. and after all the reports of a finally "warm" welcome for bush
after his whole euro visit - all the reports were of his finally (my word not theirs) getting a warm reception in Georgia. I guess warm means that while not throwing verbal grenades, the only grenade thrown was a literal one, but a dud.

Sarcasm aside, I do hope that this is a false story. It is very frightening that a grenade, even a dud, could be lobbed at the president of the United States. Attempted assassination is no laughing matter. Regardless of how one feels about the administration... this is seriously frightening. I am glad it was a dud, and that the president is safe. I don't think this country would make it through in one piece through the chaos that would follow at this point in history.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:15 PM
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2. Is this bullshit or not? If true I feel sorry for whoever washes the
royal undies.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:16 PM
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3. MSNBC's Coast to Coast just announced it. nt
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missouri dem 2 Donating Member (308 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:16 PM
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6. It's not up on their website yet
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katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:16 PM
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5. Just came in on MSNBC
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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 06:05 AM
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165. Bush didn't even see it nor did the secret service - another lie!
Bush and his SS weren't even aware of it until after they left the country - there is no way that chicken man would be allowed to get that close to real danger without his babysitters knowing about it.

Just another stunt to keep the fear alive.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:16 PM
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4. A dud. Just like him.
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:18 PM by TahitiNut
:shrug: How many of his "loyal supporters" threw themselves on it? :eyes: Laura? Condi? Karl? (Thought not.)
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:18 PM
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10. I thought he was on his way back to the US.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:43 PM
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58. Retroactively reporting threats are they?
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 09:46 AM
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171. Just like with his dad.
Remember when we bombed Iraq because there had supposedly been a plot to assassinate Bush Sr. during a visit there after the Gulf War. Not an assassination attempt, mind you, but a plot.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 02:55 AM
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154. LOL! (nt)
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Brooklyn Michael Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 10:28 AM
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174. To be more specific...
...it was a "dummy" grenade, used in training excercises.

But it's STILL friggin' appropriate...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:17 PM
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Massacure Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:17 PM
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8. Bush is one lucky son of a bitch.
First the pretzel, now this???
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:04 PM
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119. bush surrounded by his captains - price on his head not OBL
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:37 PM
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145. The odds are against him...
slip ups are a matter of human nature

If slip ups work out right then very minor consequences. But slip ups involve more than one variable.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:18 PM
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9. But they love him there
must have been candy and flowers
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:23 PM
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136. Georgia is the birthplace of Uncle Joe
Somehow traipsing around dissing the soviet union's WWII efforts to defeat Hitler probably was not too good an idea when visiting the homeland of Stalin. I've heard that the miserable tyrant is having quite the revival lately. Plus everybody in the former USSR lost at least one relative in the war. Somebody should have told * to STFU.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:39 PM
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146. He doesn't have to worry about any attempts...
he is wearing the body armor that his troops are wearing.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 03:21 AM
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156. i am sure that you meant "aren't..."
n.t
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:18 PM
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11. For real???
Wow.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:20 PM
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12. Something smells here--probably a false alarm.
The ceremony went on uninterrupted and nobody seemed concerned.

Had that thing been for real--even if a dud-- they would have whisked him away.

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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:47 PM
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64. I agree
I suspect Karl Rove's fingerprints are on this - they are desperate for something to raise the poll numbers.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 01:03 AM
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151. I agree. Smells like a Rove spin to me.
n/t
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:48 PM
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65. But the media pounced on it right away while they ignore the British memo
Fuckers.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:37 PM
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114. What British memo??? <<bitter sarcasm>>
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:37 PM by kath
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flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 01:12 AM
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152. Ha
**slitting wrists**
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 10:25 AM
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173. Anything the media *jumps on* has got to be RW hackery
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:58 PM
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71. Bingo
n/t

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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:30 PM
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111. Yep. eom
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:13 PM
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135. Seems fishy -- Bushco bombs memo
Edited on Tue May-10-05 10:21 PM by Virginian
Georgia security called Secret Service to tell them about it -- two hours after they left. Secret Service did NOT know anything about it.

Grenade hit someone 100 yards from stage. Pin was out, it didn't explode.
Tell me who wouldn't look to see what hit them? If a grenade is in a crowd isn't the crowd going to react? If a crowd reacts, Secret Service notices. That's their job.

Something here doesn't add up.

It's like after 9/11 when Bush KNEW one of the planes was headed for the White House. How did he know? Who told him? As far as I have heard, the hijackers didn't file flight plans.

edited to Add:
This is because of that Brittish memo. It is starting to creep into the MSM so they come up with a grenade to deflect it. This is starting to make sense now. Bushco bombed the memo.
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:54 PM
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141. Whiaked him away to chamge his pants--n/t
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 05:35 AM
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161. You're in a crowd. Something flies through the air and hits you....
You look down and you see a hand grenade.

What do you do?

Now maybe people in Georgia are so polite that even with death staring them in the face, they'd never, never interrupt a speech, even to scream a warning to everyone around them.

I really doubt that. If someone had actually thrown a grenade, and someone saw what it was, people would have been panicking all over the place and security would have been all over them.

You're right this does sound fishy.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 10:31 AM
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176. Yet will any MSM *journalist* ask these questions?
I doubt it. MSM *journalists* are Repeaters, not reporters. These people truly suck.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:20 PM
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13. Revenge of the frogs. Did it land near his butt? eom
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:20 PM
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14. Yes, they hate us
for our free-to-be-dumbs...
LOL!
BHN
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KarenS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:21 PM
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16. I got this CLG email too,,,,
turned on MSNBC and they were reporting it,,,, apparently it was during a speech,,,,
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:24 PM
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21. Smells REALLY fishy.
I'm just not buying it.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:23 PM
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17. IMHO there has been more attempts on his life that this
Remember the photo of him wearing the bullet proof vest on his ranch walking with the President of Mexico...

I just do not think MSM covers them. In this case they would have to because of the foreign press.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:17 PM
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84. You make good sense (n/t)
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:23 PM
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18. It's after midnight over there
Unless he's speaking to people in his PJs this has to be old news...or no news.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:44 PM
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59. Apparently it happened earlier today- the Bush people were not told of it
until a few hours later. The grenade was not very close to him.
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:08 PM
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128. cbs news said
the grenade was "found" AFTER bush had already left.

now it has morphed into "being thrown at bush", and then into "being thrown on stage".

yet there was no panic by the crowd, nor the immediate removal of bush?

i hope the reporters dig until they find it just another hoax, like so many others put out by rovie boy to divert attention from the real news.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:20 PM
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130. first it was....
Thrown at bush, then thrown at state, an explosive device, then a grenade...

I bet when all is said and done and reported truthfully on page 20 of your local rag, it will be a paragraph long stating it was nothing more than a child's balloon that floated on stage.

It's good to know that his security is just as strong now as it was on 9/11

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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:23 PM
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19. Was this a plant for a terror alert?
We shall find out if was another psy-ops operation or real.
Cheney runs the country anyway
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:24 PM
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20. I'm glad it was nothing. Glad he's still alive. This story is odd...
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:26 PM by Stand and Fight
Do you want this man to become a martyr? We'd never hear the end of it. Assassination is not the way that I want Bush to go. I doubt this is even real -- sounds fake. Wouldn't they have gotten him off stage and by now Fox would be all over it, right?
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:30 PM
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30. I agree
We don't want George the II to die from an assassin. After all, we'd be stuck with the Dickhead then.
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:33 PM
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37. Precisely...
However, I do think screaming boo loudly enough in a large crowd could case Crash-Cart to have an attack of the heart.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:53 PM
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70. i hate to break this to you, but..
the Dickhead is the man behind the curtain. We ARE stuck with him. Best to have him out in the open rather than calling the shots from his "undisclosed location".
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:16 PM
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83. If dickead became president, maybe the pressure would give him a coronary
FOX has the story now as their top "news"
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left is right Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:03 PM
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127. I agree I don't want * to become a martyr
I pray on a regular basis that he remains safe and healthy until the day he is indicted for crimes against humanity and high treason
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surrey405 Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 05:41 AM
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163. i guess
you are right. he should be assasinated in his own country if it comes to that. if somwehre outside, they will definitely make him a martyr.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:25 PM
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22. Must be the same shitty grenades we're giving our troops
Freedom is really on the march, I guess.

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:26 PM
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23. Not buying 'til I see the telltale Prezidential Pee-stain
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:26 PM
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24. No linky, No believey
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:31 PM
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31. I'm not seeing it yet either n/t
I've been doing google news searches and looking at CNN/MSNBC/Fox.

I tend to trust Citizens for Legitimate Government, but we should have heard something by now.
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kliljedahl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:42 PM
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56. Me too, & I know how to Google
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:13 PM
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124. Keith O reporting it now
on Countdown.
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:28 PM
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25. So are they going to use this as their excuse for
screening all his town halls? Don't believe this just 'happened'.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:29 PM
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29. Or maybe to excuse attacking Social Security.
"If you don't change Social Security, the Georgian terrorists will have won."
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:32 PM
Original message
Any thing is a possibility with
this administration! lol
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:28 PM
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26. Freeptards don't have this story yet.
So is it for real, or are they all watching fox?
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:01 AM
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148. They are still in the foxhole. - n/t
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:28 PM
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27. Lucky bastard.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:32 PM
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32. I thought they were all flowers and giggles?
Guess they all weren't as dumb as we thought.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:33 PM
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34. if this is true
the right wing lunatics will just see it as further proof of his "divine mandate" the burnings could begin soon after.
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CubsFan1982 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:32 PM
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33. I take it back
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:33 PM by CubsFan1982
NBC just covered it.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:33 PM
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36. NBC just covered it.
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:34 PM
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39. Something Smells....
>>>But I DID hear it on msnbc at 6:15 eastern...
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:33 PM
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35. Pete Williams on MSNBC now on it.
I'd love to see the glances exchanged by the guys in his Secret Service detail.

:evilgrin:



(Sounds like it was over 100 feet away.)

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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:34 PM
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38. Link on ABC
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:38 PM
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47. Staged to increase support for the Propagandist?
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:43 PM
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57. Entirely likely -- just think they've done this before.
Remember the supposed assassination attempt in Columbia that was later quietly disclaimed?
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:39 PM
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48. All it says is:

SECRET SERVICE SAYS GRENADE WAS THROWN IN FRONT OF BUSH IN GEORGIA -- NO ONE HURT

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hippiegranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:42 PM
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55. but...but...but...
everybody LOVES him there. Or so we're told.
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:44 PM
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60. I know, I know...
Why do they hate 'Murka? :evilgrin:
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:49 PM
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66. "The Secret Service said it was unaware of any disturbance...
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:50 PM by mcscajun
...until it was informed of the incident by Georgian police."


http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=745667&page=1
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:10 PM
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80. You almost think they don't care what happens to him, don't you?
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:11 PM by IanDB1
"Grenade? What grenade, Mister President? No, you can't play with my gun. No, Special Agent Smith did NOT say it's ok. Yes, we did let your daddy play with out guns, but he was a veteran."
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EvolvedChimp Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:31 PM
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143. I bet they feed him choclate bars to shut up
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 05:24 AM
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160. "If you're good, we'll take you to a petting zoo, Mister President."
"No, not a heavy petting zoo."
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EvolvedChimp Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 12:01 AM
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180. If your good. . .
We'll let you watch Nick at Night. I know you love "Bewitched" Please Mr. President stop wrinkling your nose. The cameras are on us.
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:36 PM
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40. On CNN Headline News now...
As breaking news... SS heading back to Georgia to investigate.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:41 PM
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53. Let's assume this is true for a moment:
How badly does someone have to hate you that they'll be desparate enough to throw a grenade at you and not care who else they take out?

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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:45 PM
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62. Well, they don't have to hate you very much at all . . .
there are all kinds of cases of innocent bystanders being killed in an attempt to take out one person. It's not rare.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:28 PM
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137. Yeah, look at Iraq. n/t
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:33 PM
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132. Or bad enough to bomb Baghdad to take out one man?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:36 PM
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41. Ironic that Georgia was the MOST successful stop
on his whirlwind tour! Yeah, right. :eyes:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:36 PM
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42. i didn't know he needed another reichstag fire
siLLy me
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:36 PM
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43. This could NEVER happen
Bush is so loved throughout the world.
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cruadin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:36 PM
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44. This story smells like manure.
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:40 PM by cruadin
<sp.>
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:40 PM
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51. or like a rovian plot to boost ratings.
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cruadin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:42 PM
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54. I can's find ANY mention of it on any wire service.
Is there a link?
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:41 PM
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52. M-a-n-u-r-e.
This story does smell like manure -- I agree with you 100%.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:38 PM
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45. Didja ever see the Eddie Murphy spoof of the Reagan "shooting"?
Rove probably thought this up as some kind PR stunt to get sympathy for Bush, or it's a staged event to say, "see, more terrorists! Now do you understand why it is important for you to give away all your civil liberties?"
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:38 PM
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46. I see nothing about this on yahoo, aljeezera or bbc. This smells........
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:40 PM
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50. Nothing on FAUX either
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:40 PM
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49. So did they catch the person
or is this a fake story for bush.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:44 PM
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61. I'd bet on "mock grenade" if that
If it didn't explode we can assume it wasn't a real grenade. Real military grenades are very reliable.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:00 PM
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116. grenade probably made of chocolate.
something to dip his pretzels into, i guess. he really is well loved in georgia, they think of everything to keep our prez comfy. wonder if it had a caramel center...
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:45 PM
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63. Smells like Rove to me. Remember the phony "bug" in his candidate's
Edited on Tue May-10-05 05:47 PM by BrklynLiberal
office early on in Rove's career? Same Shit, Different Decade.
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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:12 PM
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129. ding ding ding. we have a winner!
exactly. a karl rove special event.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:51 PM
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67. Did anyone see The Interpreter?
I won't give it away, but it certainly makes you think.
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:52 PM
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68. Link
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:52 PM
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69. ABC Link
A grenade was thrown within 100 feet of the stage where President Bush was giving a speech today in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, local authorities told the U.S. Secret Service.

The device did not go off and no one was hurt, the Secret Service said.

Local police told the Secret Service the device was thrown as Bush spoke in Freedom Square in Tblisi, the Georgian capital. The device hit someone and fell to the ground about 100 feet away from the stage, the Secret Service said.

The Secret Service said it was unaware of any disturbance until it was informed of the incident by Georgian police.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=745667&page=1
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 05:58 PM
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72. WTF? 100 ft away and the SS was unaware? I dunno, if I got hit by
a grenade, I think I'd make a bit of a ruckus try to GET THE HELL AWAY! Yet the SS saw nothing, only 100 ft away from the idiot?
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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:00 PM
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73. How is that possible?
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:05 PM by noshenanigans
When a man is guarded by a cadre of people whose entire existence is predicated upon knowing if someone so much as sneezes on him, how could a freaking hand grenade be lobbed near a stage and no one notices? All holy hell would have broken loose, don't you think?

Edited the location- I got carried away with my puzzlement, but I still feel it's a very valid question.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:02 PM
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76. It wasn't on the stage from ABC report but 100 feet from stage
in the crowd. Still amazing the Secret Service didn't know till Georgian police told them.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:01 PM
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74. Just saw it confirmed on FOX News
Nothing online yet.

They're going to follow-up on it right after they talk about Michael Jackson.
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chiffon Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:02 PM
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75. CNN's Anderson Cooper covering now....
hmmmmmm
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:04 PM
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77. MSNBC Link
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7781473/

A device, possibly a hand grenade, was thrown toward the stage on which President Bush addressed 300,000 cheering Georgians on Tuesday, but it was not discovered until after the president's appearance, NBC News has learned.

<snip>

The incident happened while the president was speaking in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The event was heavily secured, with agents keeping watch from rooftops.

According to U.S. law enforcement officials, someone threw a hand grenade that landed with 100 feet of the stage where the president was speaking.

Secret Service didn't see device
NBCs Pete Williams, reporting from Washington, said none of the Secret Service agents accompanying the president saw the device. A Georgian security official working the crowd saw it, picked it up and took it away.


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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:07 PM
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78. ABC Report: Grenade thrown near President (Prior story had no link)
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:35 PM
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133. Too Damn Fishy
I can't wait to hear Hannity spin it tommorow!

I never listen to RW radio... by I will tommorow by damn. It'll be too frickin comical to miss!! :eyes:
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:54 PM
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147. Someone could throw a grenade within 100 feet of the stage?
And then not be noticed? This all sounds peculiar. It sounds like it wasn't thrown at all, if it existed. Maybe dropped, and probably an intentional dud. Maybe someone in Georgia was sending a message to Bush and the neo-cons, maybe Putin even. Alternatively, it could all be a bit of political theater cooked up by Bushco and the Georgian government to show what a brave leader Bush is. I can't believe Bush would get on a stage that had unscreened people within a thousand feet, let alone a hundred.
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nittygritty Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:07 PM
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79. Why were the SS not notified immediately???
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:08 PM by nittygritty
Reports are saying that Georgian authorities did not notify SS until later?:shrug:

edit for something very smelly about this story...
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:12 PM
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81. Figure there would be a ruckus in the crowd
Like trying to flee and yelling grenade or somthing! That's what I would've been doing. And a police officer just calmly carries it off and doesn't call a bomb squad?

Wonder if they have those hollowed out grenades in Georgia like you can get here in a Surplus store?
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:15 PM
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82. He really DOES have a deal w/ Satan!
It's the only possible explanation for his incredible luck. Either that or it's just another Rove non-story attention-getter.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:18 PM
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85. No way SS would not react immediately. And 100' away?
If a grenade was thrown, if it landed 100' away, then Booosh was not the target.

Are we being primed for Bush to hunker down and not leave the US for the rest of his term? I think so.....

"Them hateful Ruskies er tryin' tu keel me."

And after Putie-Pute let him drive his cool car 'n all....
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:32 PM
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112. Or Jebbie taking us to another war with cries of
They tried to kill my bro!
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:04 PM
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142. LOL!
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:18 PM
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86. In a Red State?
Oh no, it can't be.:sarcasm:
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:20 PM
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88. Former Soviet republic.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:23 PM
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90. Which would still technically be a "red" state
At least if you've watched enough Rambo movies.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:30 PM
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110. ...MURDOCK....YOUR ASS IS MINE!
or something like that.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:26 PM
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91. Stalin's home state
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:29 PM
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109. Oooops - wrong "State"...
now I get it.:blush:
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:19 PM
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87. Finally, the AP:
May 10, 7:16 PM EDT

Agents Check Report of Grenade Near Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Secret Service was investigating a report Tuesday that a hand grenade was thrown at the stage during President Bush's speech in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

After Bush left Georgia on Tuesday, the Secret Service was informed by Georgian authorities of a report that a device, possibly a hand grenade, had been thrown within 100 feet of the stage during Bush's speech, hit someone in the crowd and fell to the ground, Secret Service spokesman Jonathan Cherry said.

According to the report, a Georgian security officer picked up the device and removed it from the area. The Secret Service had not seen the device as of Tuesday evening, Cherry said. It has agents in Tbilisi working with the FBI, State Department and Georgian authorities to investigate the report.

Cherry said he couldn't characterize the source of the report.
(slightly more)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_GRENADE?SITE=SCCOL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:21 PM
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89. Someone in the crowd threw something at another crowd member?
And this is a hand grenade aimed at the president HOW? Gauranteed thre point ratings boost by tomorrow -- it'll be all anyone's talking about at most people's work.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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92. ABC Report: Grenade thrown near President (Prior story had no link)
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:06 PM by IanDB1
GEORGIA - According to a report by ABC News, a grenade was thrown near a stage in the former Soviet republic of Georgia where President Bush was giving a speech.

According to the report, after President Bush left, the Secret Service was informed by Georgian authorities that during his speech, someone threw a device within 100 feet from the stage.

The device hit someone and fell to the ground, but did not go off. It was later determined that the device was a grenade. The Secret Service is investigating.

More:
http://www.katu.com/stories/77045.html

Related story:

Bush Hails Democracy in Georgia
http://tinyurl.com/a7alo

(Prior story in LBN had no link. That makes me the "real" first, right?)
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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93. MSNBC Link
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7781473 /

A device, possibly a hand grenade, was thrown toward the stage on which President Bush addressed 300,000 cheering Georgians on Tuesday, but it was not discovered until after the president's appearance, NBC News has learned.

<snip>

The incident happened while the president was speaking in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The event was heavily secured, with agents keeping watch from rooftops.

According to U.S. law enforcement officials, someone threw a hand grenade that landed with 100 feet of the stage where the president was speaking.

Secret Service didn't see device
NBCs Pete Williams, reporting from Washington, said none of the Secret Service agents accompanying the president saw the device. A Georgian security official working the crowd saw it, picked it up and took it away.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:10 AM
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150. No Kidding! Thank Gawd! We'd have FUCheney as Prez!
That's even scarier! :scared:

WAIT! FUCheney already IS the President!.... :eyes:

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noshenanigans Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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100. Curiouser and curiouser
"A Georgian security official working the crowd saw it, picked it up and took it away."

Yes, because the first instinct of a security official when they see a grenade fly near the stage of an event featuring world leaders is to pick it up.

Something's reeeeeeally weird with all this.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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106. Can we blame this one on Richard Jewel?
"In its rush to show the world how quickly it could get its man, the FBI trampled on my rights as a citizen." (October 28, 1996)

--Richard Jewel, exonerated Olympic bomber suspect

More:
http://www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive/speech_461.html
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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102. What exactly were they cheering?
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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94. Still stinks.
"According to the report, after President Bush left, the Secret Service was informed by Georgian authorities that during his speech, someone threw a device within 100 feet from the stage."

And no one noticed that it was thrown at the stage until after he left? Yeah, right.

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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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97. Sounds to me
Like one of the Georgian security personnel dropped his grenade, and
to keep from being embarassed they said that someone threw it.

It could happen.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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101. I doubt security personnel would be carrying grenades
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:15 PM by RamboLiberal
unless a smoke grenade or some kind of mace/pepper spray for crowd control.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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99. "...and. he fell off his bike after the rain-swolen earth gave way."
...although it hadn't rained in weeks.;)

I think this story stinks, too...:thumbsdown:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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103. Yup. Let's see how Rove makes it into a national security scare.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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96. I see links on the other thread. (nt)
:shrug:
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:27 PM
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98. Yeah but you had to scroll down to find MSM links
Edited on Tue May-10-05 06:16 PM by RamboLiberal
And on a dialup that's tough on a Big Thread. Mods will move if they want.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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104. Did DeLay do it?
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woosh Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #92
105. What would happen if they got him?
I'm just curious how the US would have reacted. We would invade somewhere, right? Couldn't pass up the opportunity...
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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107. Oh Lord - Imagine Cheney in charge - I'm glad it was a dud
With Bunker Boy it would be endless war for sure. The Fundies would've gotten their Rapture.
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woosh Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:28 PM
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108. You mean he isn't in charge?
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genieroze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:05 PM
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120. It was a dud huh?
I guess it takes one to know one.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 06:50 PM
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115. Oh bull. This is just like on 9/11 when he had to run and hide here in
Nebraska, what was that whopper, someone had the coordinates of Air Force One?

And then there was the 'British Air Force jet' that almost blew his surprise visit to a mess tent in Iraq (fake turkey and all).

Then there were the WMDs that we KNEW were there and we KNEW where they were at.

Then there was that brave young heroine, Jessica Lynch, who singlehandedly fought off a whole division of crazed Iraqi soldiers.

And then... (you get the picture).
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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:01 PM
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117. Probably a toy. Staged to make him look like a hero. nt
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:01 PM
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118. I remain, dubious
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #118
122. A little doobie would be good right about now
I want to be doobious too.

:smoke:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:08 PM
Response to Reply #122
123. lol! certainly would add needed perspective, for sure
doobie doobie doooo la-la la-la-la
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 07:05 PM
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121. Some Georgians saying it was a lie
Edited on Tue May-10-05 07:08 PM by medeak
Secret Service wasn't notified for two hours.. very strange
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 08:33 PM
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126. That is quite strange
This story reeks.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 06:17 AM
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166. WCBS on its 11pm news said the Georgians were denying it happened
Who the heck knows at this point!
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Gyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 08:29 PM
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125. It's BS
What are the chances that somebody would risk death to kill chimpy and use shit-grenades?

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:26 PM
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131. Karl Rove always comes up with something new and original
IMAGINE...our own Lord Bunnypants, basking in the glow of "tens of thousands" of people who L-O-V-E him, and all of a sudden some crazed terrorist tosses a grenade at him.

But being the war hero that he is, President Bush survives the attack unscathed, and goes on to spread democracy throughout the world.

PLEASE tell us another story, Unca Karl...I'm not sleepy yet.

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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 09:43 PM
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134. I bet he pooped his pants...
I wonder what SS agent got tasked with cleaning up the mess?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:28 PM
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138. Did Rove throw it?
Wow, the Georgians save El Chimpster and without any tangible evidence or witnesses? Can we hear from the person who got hit by the grenade? I bet they have a lot to say. OTOH, why would it surprise anyone here that someone tosses a grenade at him? EVERYONE around the world hates his guts!
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 10:50 PM
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140. Psy ops, PsY OpS, PSY OPS
Georgia is rated 117th in the world in free press by The Center for Media and Democracy
This is a bullshit media manipulation by Psy Ops corp

http://www.prwatch.org/node/3638
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:36 PM
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144. Some terror president.
The guy didn't even know that something was thrown at him even though it supposedly hit someone on the way to the ground.
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:01 AM
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149. Something about the pic in the story looks REALLY fake
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 03:07 AM
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155. I agree. I saw video and there were a lot of people there, but I think
something was done to the pic.
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 05:18 AM
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159. Anyone catch Karl Rove in those crowd shots yet?
Edited on Wed May-11-05 05:23 AM by bklyncowgirl
I'm joking, of course. Rove would have hired someone else to do his dirty work. But seriously, was this a real assassination attempt?

The grenade was apparently a demolition grenade--not the sort that shatters shrapnel all over the place and it was disarmed after being dropped a pretty good distance from the stage.

Was it a rather inept assassin?

Was it a manufactured excuse by the government of Georgia to crack down on dissidents?

Or, given Bush's taking poll ratings, was it an attempt to rally Americans behind our President by faking an assassination attempt? Will they try and pin it on Iran?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:11 PM
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179. Well that leaves out CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC.......
RE: "Inquiring minds want to know."

And soon to be added to this distinguished group of pansies...PBS!!
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 01:27 AM
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153. If the terrists don't take out Uncle Dick first, we're all in deep trouble
Seriously, in a world of children mangled by cluster bombs and poisoned by depleted uranium ammunition, how hard can it be to find a single live grenade to chuck? This story STINKS of Karl Rove.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 03:42 AM
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157. And all last night the stupid news kept talking about the Georgian...
dancers and how the country welcomed the POS with open arms. Phooey!

There is no doubt, * is the most hated POS in the world.

Nothing would've changed, the vp POS always had his hand up *'s ass anyways.
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Skypilot 18 Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 04:02 AM
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158. They don't make em like they used to
They just don't make hand grenades like they used to. I hope the person who threw it got their money back from the manufacturer.
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surrey405 Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 05:39 AM
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162. good one
nice.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 05:43 AM
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164. Georgian official: Grenade found where Bush spoke in Tbilisi was dud
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/575174.html

<snip>

"Georgian security officials discovered a grenade close to U.S. President George W. Bush as he hailed the country's new democracy before a rapturous crowd on Tuesday.

Officials in the former Soviet republic, which had hosted a serving U.S. president for the first time, were at pains to play down the incident, saying it was a dud that could not explode.

Georgia's security chief, speaking to journalists on Wednesday, did not confirm an earlier report from Washington that said the device had been thrown within 30 meters (100 feet) of Bush during his speech on Tbilisi's Freedom Square.

"A (Soviet-made) RPG-5 hand grenade was found at the square," Gela Bezhuashvili, secretary of Georgia's Security Council, said. It had been discovered 50 meters (160 feet) from where Bush stood, he said, but he gave no more precise details.

"It was not in working condition. In fact there was no chance it could explode. I think the aim was to scare people and attract attention," he said."




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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 06:37 AM
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167. So NOW it's 160 feet instead of 100...
Fish story if I ever heard one.."Honest it was THIS BIG.." A WHOPPER..

Even Wiley Coyote does a better job with his ACME explosives, at least HE gets blown up..

of course the first thing you do when someone drops a grenade is "pick it up".. what was it, a party favor?

Maybe over there they throw them around like the big inflatable Earth Ball at Earth Day festivals - Whee! Keep it in the Air Comradski! Keep it going!

If there's any truth to it at all Bush is probably still staining his sheets, well, OUR sheets, since the White House belongs to the people..

What's next, "A car narrowly almost hit the pResident today, only it didn't start that morning and it was located in Nebraska, but with his catlike reflexes he dodged it by tripping over Condi's shoelace and falling into a tree which was badly damaged by his steely and manly skull.." and that's the news..

No, not the way for this guy to go, I have a vision of him being impeached, leaving for the chopper on the WHite House lawn, ala Nixxon, turning to the crowd and giving them the big Three Fingers that make "W's" with both hands then as he climbs the stairs to the chopper he hits his head and falls backwards down the ramp - Clunk, Clink, Clunkty Clunk..

and NO ONE PICKS HIM UP or offers any assistance.

One can dream.. :)
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 11:03 AM
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177. Hee Hee....you funny. n/t
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 09:02 AM
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169. Why am I reminded of this Beatles' tune?
Getting so much better all the time
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 08:53 AM
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168. Thou didn'st count to three!
Edited on Wed May-11-05 08:56 AM by calipendence
'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'

Thou didn'st count to three!







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jerryman814 Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 09:41 AM
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170. Kinda like how Hitler eluded the attempts at his life...
Hitler escaped a rigged airplane, a bomb going off in an underground bunker, and other assasination attempts only to die by his own hand.... Hopefully history repeats itself, before 55 million people die.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 10:21 AM
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172. And if Bush goes in the same way....
hopefully Cheney's going down with him in that bunker too...
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Lori Price CLG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-11-05 12:01 PM
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178. MSNBC: 'The intended target is not known at this time,' LOL... uh...
Edited on Wed May-11-05 12:02 PM by Lori Price CLG
... that's a hard one to figure out. Let us get the detectives from Law & Order: Criminal Intent on the case.

Lori Price
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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 01:45 AM
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181. why would someone throw a "Dud" grenade that won't explode?
If I were going to throw a grenade, you'd better believe that baby would explode!

No way this "really" happened--I just don't see what the gain is from the story.

It doesn't make Chimp look good, or Russia look bad.



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TheLastMohican Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 06:53 AM
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182. Not Russia. Georgia
Edited on Thu May-12-05 06:54 AM by TheLastMohican
Don't confuse people around here. The president of Georgia is in bed with Bushco so this is a kiss from the allies.
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NIGHT TRIPPER Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-12-05 11:47 AM
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183. No, Russia --->read again
No,
I said doesn't make ** "Chimp look good" / "Russia look bad"---> (for the "Georgian audience"to which Chimp was addressing in his speech)
**no correction needed.

try not to confuse my question for others--

I 'm asking if anyone knows who gains by this "fake" grenade action.
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