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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:21 PM
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Anyone want to laugh at an ignorant self-righteous idiot?
http://onlineathens.com/stories/072805/let_20050728031....

Anyone want to bet he voted for the guy who is responsible for this rip in the fabric of society? Someone needs to clue him in on the source for "turdblossom."

:P
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:24 PM
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1. Lol If ignorance was bliss he would be in eden
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:25 PM by DanCa
Roflmao.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:33 PM
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4. If it was yarn, he could knit himself a universe.
:)
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:36 PM
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7. If it were a super man comic he would get sucked into the phantom zone
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:37 PM by DanCa
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:01 PM
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18. If it were grape Kool-Aid...
He'd be pissing purple for eternity.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:25 PM
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2. We've already been laughing about clueless Mr. Shirah in this thread:
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:25 PM by CottonBear
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I would love to be the one to tell him that Turdblossom is Bu$h's own personal nicknmae for Rove!
Bwahahahahahah! :rofl:
I sent a LTTE to the ABH. We'll see if it gets published. I posted the text of the letter in the aforementioned thread.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:34 PM
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5. Oops sorry. Thanks for linking.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:28 PM
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3. Bugmenot registration info
freebie
nowaynohow

Let me get this straight: it's OK for Bush* to call Karl "Turd Blossom," but it's "tearing at the cultural fabric" for Trudeau to print it?

The Backside of the Bell Curve never ceases to amaze me.
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Rufus T. Firefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:35 PM
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6. My response, sent to the editor
I happened to read Henry Shirah's letter of 7/28 online. He bemoaned the use of "trash-mouth" words by Garry Trudeau in "Doonesbury." I believe he was referring to a recent strip in which the President (not seen) refers to Karl Rove as "____-blossom." Mr. Shirah says that Trudeau ripped "the fabric of society and culture."

I just wanted to make sure Mr. Shirah understands that the expression Trudeau used is actually the nickname President Bush gave Karl Rove. Yes - our nation's president uses the uncouth language that was simply repeated in the strip.

I wonder if Mr. Shirah's strong feelings about the use of that rather disgusting phrase might change once he knows it originated with someone who would make a far larger "crack in our diminishing culture" than a cartoonist.

Jesse Lewis
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:38 PM
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8. MY LTTE. (You might want to edit out your name in your letter.)
In response to Henry Shirah's letter published on July 28 ('Doonesbury' tearing at the cultural fabric), I agree with Mr. Shirah that our culture and moralities are diminishing, as evidenced by the fact that our fine President's own nickname for Karl Rove is Turdblossom. I too am appalled at the rudeness and fragility of our culture and I thank Mr. Trudeau for pointing out the lack of acceptable behavior on the part of Mr. Bush.

Xxx Xxxxxx
Athens
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:40 PM
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9. I'm sorry his experience in life is mainly meeting rude people. . .
here in California, it's quite common for people to apologize when passing in front of others in a store aisle. Most people here have a sense of humor, too, and if they don't understand a joke, they're smart enough to research it, or at the least ask someone else.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:43 PM
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10. That bothered me as much as his ignorance about "turdblossom"
In my experience you are usually (emphasize usually) met with the type of behavior you display. If he's mostly seeing rudeness one has to wonder what he dishes out.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:43 PM
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11. I live in Athens, GA and we are generally a very polite Southern city.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:43 PM by CottonBear
We say please and thank you, yes m'am and yes sir, no m'am and no-sir and excuse me.
Heck, we even wave at total strangers while driving!
:hi: :) :hi: :) :hi: :) :hi: :) :hi: :) :hi: :) :hi: :) :hi: :)
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:45 PM
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12. I'll be visiting the area toward the end of August.
My parents live there so I'm there a couple of times a year. More if I'm evacuating from a hurricane. Haven't particularly noticed any rudeness. Stumbled on some right friendly people at a public park one Sunday afternoon last September. They were prepared to do anything they could to help us when they learned we were evacuees. Total strangers. Bet they say excuse me in the shopping aisles too. :)
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:56 PM
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13. It'll be good and hot and humid in August!
We've been absolutely melting here during the last few weeks. On Monday, the heat index was 112 degress! The humidity is tremendous. You are covered in sweat within minutes. It sucks the life right out of you. The haze appears at about 8 am and stays until sunset.
I'm about to go out into the heat in a few minutes to feed my horse. The poor thing has just been sweating buckets then taking dust baths/rolls. She is filthy! She's getting a nice bath on Saturday morning.

I'm glad that Athenians were so nice to you? What park were you in?
Did your abode survive the hurricane?
:hi:
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:01 PM
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14. Yes, but I'll be traveling north. The heat index has been in the
110s for the past two weeks. It's miserable, isn't it? Maybe if I'm lucky you'll get an "Indian Autumn" that week.

I don't know the name of the park. It's in Athens fairly near the University. (I know, what isn't?) It had a small lack with a bridge over the middle of it and a walking path around the edge. Lots of picnic tables up a wooded hill and a decent playground at one end of the lake. Sound familiar?

Abode survived...perishable food and patio screening did not. Could have been much worse!
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:13 PM
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16. Memorial Park off of South Lumpkin Street near Five Points!
My step-daughter loved to go there when she was little. We would would fish, play with the turtles and play on the playground. The zoo is cool too! It's a great family park!
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:05 PM
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15. Oh, I figured as much, CottonBear. . .
I should have clarified my point somewhat.

When I read silliness such as Mr Shirah wrote, I'm always put in mind of a fragment from Carl Sandburg's poem, The People, Yes. It's too long to quote, but the gist of it is how a farmer, standing in his field, is asked by a stranger, "What sort of people live here." And the farmer asks back, "What sort are they where you're from?" And the stranger tells of a "lowdown, lying, thieving, gossiping, backbiting lot." To which the farmer replies, "Well, I guess that's about the kind of folks you'll find around here." Comes another stranger with the same question, but he tells of a "decent, hardworking, lawabiding, friendly lot" who live where he's from. To which the farmer replies, "Well, I guess that's about the kind of folks you'll find around here."

Abe Lincoln said it best, "Most people are about as happy as they set their minds to be."
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:20 PM
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17. I like the Carl Sandburg story and the Lincoln quote.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 05:20 PM by CottonBear
I totally agree with your point. I have a very grumpy neighbor who probably thinks that most people are not polite!

In the other thread on this letter, Oreo googled Mr. Sirah's name and found an address and phone number. (I couldn't find him in the Athens and surrounding towns directories.) I think it's him. Guess what? He lives in the same town that Zell Miller lives in!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

http://phone.people.yahoo.com/py/psPhoneSearch.py?srch=...

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