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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 05:48 AM
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the last time georgie's approval ratings slipped, we were ATTACKED
Edited on Sat Mar-26-05 05:52 AM by mopaul
so pay attention everyone, bush's popularity is slipping again. and the day after 9-11 you'd have thought george was the messiah. time to dust off the terror.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 05:53 AM
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1. Yeah. something's in the air...................
and I hope it isn't airplanes crashing into buildings this time. There has to be SOME way to whip everybody into a nationalistic fervor, bush's poll numbers need a boost or how can he railroad the Social Security bill through?
I hope it doesn't cost as many lives as the last time. Is he going on vacation soon? That would be one sure way to tell if something was up.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 07:51 AM
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49. He's on vacation right now
but he does that alot.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 05:54 AM
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2. Good morning, mo!
How do you ALWAYS manage to read the Happy Thoughts that I am thinking and post them before I do?

More importantly, How-The-Eff did you beat me to the response I wished to make to the recent "Anybody Remember 1968" thread: "when I was seventeen, it was a very strange (weird) year?!?!?!?"

ONE of us is a sick bastard. Wanna flip for it?

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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 05:56 AM
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3. sure, i'll flip ya,
but we'll use my coin.

great minds stink alike i guess.
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mirandaod Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:03 AM
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4. There's a good possibility
of another LIHOP, or MIHOP. They need the patriotic fever to boost enlistment in the military, as well as to distract from the mess the RW is making of the country. They'll stop at nothing.
My husband says I'm a conspiracy nut. That may be true, but they really are after us.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:09 AM
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5. you ain't the only nut out there lady
i'm nuttier than a shit house rat right about now.
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mirandaod Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:12 AM
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6. The shit house is getting pretty crowded.
Maybe we should move to a bigger one.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:13 AM
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7. Even Fox newscaster was saying a 7 pt drop was unusual--someone
Edited on Sat Mar-26-05 06:13 AM by rodeodance
tied to interrupt saying it was only one poll and then said no-it was 3 polls all dropping. There is tension about this sudden drop that is for sure.
sorry i do not recall names--as i was just flipping channels last evening and caught part of the discussion.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:00 PM
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37. I must be a nut too
and everybody in this thread so you have nice company I'm sure. Bush is out on tour still isn't he on his SS plan thingie? So they're keeping him busy and could be planning something while everybody is talking about Schavio. Bush still wants to make war with Iran and Venezuela but all our military are stuck in Iraq mostly and still some people in Afghainstain and people are pulling out of Iraq so where are they going to get troops? :\
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Laurab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:48 PM
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47. Sometimes I think I'M a conspiracy nut
A couple of years ago, I would have laughed at people who thought the way I do today. I think some of my family thinks I've gone a bit over the edge. It's amazing what a little knowledge about Bushco can do to your thinking. I would put NOTHING past these people.

So, if I'm a conspiracy nut, so be it. I won't be as surprised as most at the next thing they do, because I KNOW what they're capable of. I don't know what they're going to do, but I have an ominous feeling. Then again I've had it ever since the re-selection. I'm glad to have found DU so I can be around like minded "conspiracy nuts".
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:15 AM
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8. Bush`s ratings have slipped?
How can this be? The media`s echo chamber has been faithfully reporting Bush`s good news about his hard work with nary a deviation.

You must realize...the economy is great, we`re winning Iraqi`s hearts and minds, global warming has been disproven and the struggling little pharmaceuticals have finally gotten the help they richly deserve.

Everything is beautiful.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:16 AM
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9. pass me that crack pipe will ya demo?
everything truly is beautiful....till the crack runs out
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 08:47 PM
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34. Or until 36 months of un- or underemployment kicks your
pocketbook in the Naugahyde.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:19 AM
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10. Some New Yorkers say they are trying to find places to hide...
when it happens.
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:33 AM
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14. Love all those NYC folks
and pray for their safety. *co especially wants to get rid of all those blue state intellectuals.

I think April 8th is going to be a lunar eclipse...get ready folks it's going to be a bumpy ride!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:02 PM
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38. I hope nothing happens
I have a friend who's preparing to move to the area (Manhatten really). So that'd suck and they've already been through a lot of pain back in 2001 and still no justice. *sigh* I don't know how I'd handle something else.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 07:54 AM
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50. Hey, you guys wanna play a game of Clue?
I'll start - it will be "Iran" with a nuclear bomb in Iraq........
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:25 AM
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11. Rove aims for two-fers
US gets attacked, Bush's ratings soar, and he gets to implement the draft based on a national emergency.

The last time we were attacked, the RWers had hijacked the public's conscience and govt. time chasing down BJs. Now we're held captive by a brain-dead woman while plots are likely being hatched outside the circus tent.
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:28 AM
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12. while they attacked Bill, terrorists snuck right up on us
and waited until bush was well ensconced.....things that make you go hhhhmmmmmm......
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:34 AM
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15. LOL! please, you are making me spit up my coffee!!
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:03 PM
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39. Also don't forget
our US boarders are still open too. Not long after the election, when I still watched Scarborough, he was talking about our boarders still being open and that's something he didn't like Bush doing (ignoring this). So anything could happen. Then they had that Boston "threat."
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 02:30 AM
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48. Europe's borders used to be like that in the US now
It is nice not to have to stop at the border for passport checks/money exchanges now. I wonder how many decades the US is from that. Won't happen in my lifetime. Heck, we can't even go to Cuba, legally.
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:32 AM
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13. But doing another would be a little much, don't you think?
People would say, well, shrub didn't protect us like he said he would. He said he was the only one that could do it and it's really really hard work.

Wouldn't it have to be something subtle, but still get people to cling to him like monkey? I'm thinkin' a national emergency type of situation, but not necessarily terrorist type of thing, but he'd get the troops he needs, too.

Sounds like a little Rove creativity is needed for this one.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:36 AM
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16. How many nuts voted for the Chimp because it didn't happen a second time?
never mind the fact that it hadn't happened AT ALL until he was president~.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:09 AM
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21. I'm amazed that so many don't seem to get that 9/11 happened
on *'s watch. Do you actually think there will be another attack? Wouldn't that make the * admin. look truly incompetent?
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 03:38 PM
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29. Yes, there will be another attack
and the Bushies will welcome it, once again, depending on their personal needs.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:07 PM
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41. Right
I agree too. They'll find someway to blame Clinton probably. :eyes: I wonder if they'd do it though....
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 07:56 AM
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51. First one didn't
amazingly. People, especially the average American, appear to lack basic critical thinking skills. Must be the crappy schools. ;)
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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:37 AM
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17. it won't be a repeat of nine eleven
everyone's looking at jetliners, it won't be jetliners.
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:57 AM
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20. Damn right it won't.
All somebody would have to do would be to blow the bridges across a certain river and the economy would stop for days. Then, there's that power grid...

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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:05 PM
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40. That's true
During the election Cheney went on about how you can't pick the wrong person cause if you do pick Kerry you'd get attacked again. :eyes: So it'd be suicide. But then again they're very arrogant now and highstrung on power so I wouldn't put anything past them. It might not be as big as 9/11 but it'd be just enough if they do something. They still have a chance. It'd be too silly to do it right now probably. I think if they do something it'd be after 2006 if a lot of democrats pick up seats.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:49 AM
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18. I've been thinking the same
Soon, it will be distraction time. Brace yourselves.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 06:53 AM
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19. Yep.
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Flammable Materials Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:14 AM
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22. I'm kind of wondering if Schiavo will be the REAL Reichstag Fire. n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:20 AM
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23. BRACE YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU KNOW IT'S COMIN'
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:28 AM
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24. These are desparate "people"
No, I don't believe airplanes will be the method, nor do I believe NYC will be the target. I think probably San Francisco, or Seattle will be targeted, or somewhere the prevailing winds will carry an aresol.
This isn't anytime to be asleep, if 11 September wasn't mihop, the next attack certainly will be.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-05 07:57 AM
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52. Ow!
I'm sittin' here in Seattle.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:47 AM
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25. I think alot of us around here are feeling the same way...
there's been a couple of threads on this lately. To say I'm scared is an understatement. :scared:

Because...I can't help but think it'll be a west coast hit...we're too blue to be tolerated...
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oldlady Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 10:57 AM
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26. still thinking about Richard Clarke
and his flaming hair warning about the internet---or more specifically the sub-nets that hook up our stock market transactions or all those out-sourced to India communications jobs-- I'm betting we get up to a dead line on the internet soon.
peace
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colinmom71 Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:03 AM
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27. Nah, don't think it's going to happen...
What I think will happen is that federal officials will suddenly bust up a very large scale and imminent terrorist plot here in the US. The press will be all over it, detailing the plot, the evidence, and the lives of the terrorists.

Another attack will not help his numbers, but stopping a huge attack will make Bush a hero. It would, in his and his supporters' minds, prove his policies and actions to fight terrorism were "right" (never you mind that silly little notion that we went to the Middle East to fight terrorists there so they wouldn't pop up over here...). It will also give him just the excuse to recuse his promise to ease up immigration with our border countries, to consolodate even more federal power under the Patriot Act provisions, and to essentially preen around like a puffed up proud peacock...
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 11:05 AM
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28. I said:
We may see the first new shots of a civil war...


BTW, Mo: I'd be honored if you gave me your 2 cents worth on that thought...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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geekgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:14 PM
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30. Yes and we are LESS safe so anything could be allowed to happen.
They make the country less safe, so they can justify their wars.

They say we are more safe when they need to toot their own horns.

In reality we know we are less safe now, for so many reasons (ignored homeland security, pissing off people, more terrorists now than before etc...)

Maybe it (like the Shiavro woman) are all part of their "let's manipulate the hell out of something for our own good" plan.


Yes, call me one of those conspiracy theorists who believe that they ALLOWED 9/11 to happen.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:12 PM
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42. I definietly believe
they allowed it to happen. I've read and seen too much to think other wise. They ignored Richard Clarke, the Clinton information, the memo, Bush on vacation too long, the FAA thing, the bombs in the tower, pulling tower seven for no reason perfectly etc.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:53 PM
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46. 9/11 was a TOTAL LIHOP.
I mean, how sad is it that there's actually much more evidence of the BFEE having a hand in this than there is of Saddam having a hand or frankly, even Osama? When is the so-called "War on Terror" going to start?

And if another catastrophe happens again, with the EXACT SAME SITUATIONS acting as the catalyst (low poll numbers, sagging economy, disgruntled public, obvious corporate control of everything, questionable election results, etc) HOW could anyone but the biggest Bush-tonguing jackass think that it's merely coincidental? You think two attacks under Bush's watch won't get even moderately smart "values" voters wondering if there isn't something rotten in Denmark?
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:50 PM
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31. On the move
Edited on Sat Mar-26-05 04:52 PM by PATRICK
The nation is deliberately wide open to terror without much focus on how and why this is so(i.e. Bushco accountability), the war with Iran is still on track, Jeb Bush's predatory mating game with the electorate for his incredible succession to W lurches apace like a rape game, distractions abound successfully, even with close to a lock on power the numbers and support and the issues slide away from an unconcerned Bushco.

All the lazy bast...s need is outside help again, but this time it must be such a horrific shock that accountability can be breezed aside and even the show of patriotism and explanation and righteous targets obliterated. The fact that the "dissenters" and the loyal opposition cannot concentrate on this fact much less confront public awareness and will leaves the barn door WIDE open. The purge of government has grown so much what can individuals "within" do, blinded as fearful as most them are as well? We have Dem leaders who cannot imagine the inevitable, the telegraphed or the simply impolite sins of the GOP.

There will be no hard work to restore their losses. There will be no concern about forging ahead because an "enemy" will bail them out. Unless of course the majority of America has grown so pathetic that even the shock of national calamity is not needed. But I am thinking they are too cowardly to try to do the right thing now. And it is too late for them to undo any of the enabling of their own apotheosis in Hell. Hell's Bad Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
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dxstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 08:44 PM
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32. nice pic, mo!
You made him look a lot more dignified than he usually does!
With this guy, it's always hard to know whether to laugh or scream...

LOOK INTO MY EYES!!!

YOU ARE BECOMING
VERY FRIGHTENED!

Don't worry, folks... it's just a rubber mask... hiding
another rubber mask... hiding another rubber mask...
Then again, I guess it couldn't hurt to go
cover myself in duct tape again...
It's the takin' it off, that's what hurts...
DXS


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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 08:45 PM
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33. ngong ngong ngong!
scary shit
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 08:49 PM
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35. I plotted two lines: PollKatz shows four or so sudden upticks:
"tolerance" vs. current approval slump shows an intersection in May-September 2005.
May attack, Sept. invasion of Syria?
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 08:57 PM
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36. I wouldn't put it past them
Something I'm wondering though. How was the oil back then? I'm listening now to Guy James and he has an expert on there and he is saying that the oil companies are ROLLING with cash and everything now and are getting richer so obviously Bush and Cheney must be too. Were they back then?
The Terri Schavio case is good for diversion and I've read here on another thread Bush is still trying to sell his SS plan but everybody on the MSM is so busy talking about Schavio so everybody else is too. I would definietly keep an eye out. Plus with this whole diversion going on I wonder what they're doing behind the scenes. :\
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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:15 PM
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43. I agree........Something is up............
Bush's low numbers = big trouble.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:34 PM
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44. and we're selling nukes to Pakistan....
pissing off India
and someone from homeland security bio-terror dept just got axed-

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/...

The IEA is going to start rationing..forcing a decrease in energy consumption.
There's Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Korea, China, Taiwan, Russia, and France jumped into the picture just recently threatening Syria. There's South America..wow i just realized how little news from Israel and the Palestinians..
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Greylyn58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:44 PM
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45. That's interesting cause I've been thinking
the same thing. I'm sure KKKarl will get the terror machine dusted off and if Shrub's ratings don't pull up soon, I'm thinking we will start to see some mysterious new terror alerts. Very non-specific, but scary just the same.

It won't be long I'm sure.

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