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TimeToGo Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 12:51 PM
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Person of the Year -- Ahhhhhhhhhhhh
From Drudge:

"FLASH: TIME MAG EDITORS FOCUS ON BUSH FOR 'PERSON OF THE YEAR'... ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR SUNDAY MORNING... BUSH ARE ALL 'BUT A LOCK,' TOP MAGAZINE SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE... DEVELOPING"

Slimt Time, if true -- though Hitler was man of the year, so . . .
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 12:53 PM
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1. Well, there's a magazine I won't be buying.
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KarenS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 12:55 PM
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2. Isn't this like the 3rd time in the last 5 years???

disgusting!!
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UTDemocrat8204 Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 12:59 PM
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3. How can Bush be
person of the year? There's so much wrong with that.... That's like on Barbra Walters' special Karl Rove was number one. Over Michael Moore? He's made more impact on our society then Rove.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:03 PM
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4. I would disagree
Rove has made a HUGE impact on our society - hell the whole world - it is entirely a negative impact, but I would say bigger than MM by a long shot.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:13 PM
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5. Person of the year
Yes, indeed Rove is that. He might well one day be considered the person that caused the downfall of American society. You don't really think * could of accomplished all this w/o THIS evil mastermind do you? * is just the guy that carries the message, and the media wants to leave us w/ the impression Rove was just *'s lacky. The fact the media wants to leave this message to the world only proves that they are just as interested in getting their names down in the history books as * and his administration is. They really don't care whether it is for good or bad.
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jerryster Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:47 PM
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25. Rove
Glad to see that people are getting on board with just how much influence Rove has. I agree that he has a lot and that it's all negative. I consider him and Dick Cheney the 2 most despicable people in the US. Rumsfeld is in there as well. Bush is just their lackey so he gets a bit of a break for now.

As I post frequently, I can only hope that some journalist somewhere will grow a spine and REALLY investigate what happened in Florida in 2000 re: the phony felon list. Then it'll be bye bye Rove. AND his flunky, the President.
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 10:14 AM
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42. This administration is just like
his fathers administration. The real brains behind the presidency of both of these administrations are evil to the bone. That is, in part, why I'm truly afraid that * will be removed and Cheney will take over. When I watched him in the debates w/ Edwards I could see the EVIL in his eyes from the minute the camera found his ugly mug! His opening comment was all it took for all the sheeple to tune out everything Edwards said from that point on. While I thought Edwards did an excellant job at that debate, it was to no avail. Cheney is the sheeple's hero. They loved him in the Gulf War "movie." They were mesmerized by his pyrotechnics show!
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:20 PM
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9. I've been thinking it would be Rove
He did a fabulous job getting that idiot elected.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:17 PM
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6. List here...
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:19 PM
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8. 1982: The Computer
2004: The Diebold Computer
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KarenS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 07:21 PM
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30. There you go !! I like it !! Diebold it is =) eom
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:06 PM
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22. Hitler, Stalin (2x), Kholmeni,
Id say W is in good company.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:18 PM
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7. * IS person of the year
Who has had more effect on the world?

It ain't necessarily a good thing, but it's true.

Pop quiz: Who was Time's "Man of the Year" in 1938?
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:21 PM
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12. Schickelgruber?
But then, I looked! :)

1979: Ayatullah Khomeini
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:28 PM
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13. That's another good one
* is in good company.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 10:04 PM
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38. Chimpy's granddaddy's best buddy with the funny mustache?

Maybe Junior has earned it after all.....
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:20 PM
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10. Hitler was person the year also.Puts * in the correct company
n/t
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:00 PM
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21. In those days, Luce was still running Time
"America needs a moral leader, a national moral leader. The outstanding national moral leader of the world today is Mussolini"

Henry Luce, March 1928

At least the magazine is consistent over time.
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:21 PM
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11. I read on another site that "Kelly" of Time is considering "Bloggers"
I went to Time website, and emailed them. Why doesn't everyone?
I mean, what have we got to lose. They have until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow to reveal their choice. And it's either nominate ourselves, OR Karl Rove. Should be an easy choice.

After all, "Bloggers" ARE the wave of TRUE future news! We ARE the newsmakers, much as they hate to admit it.
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MisterCompletly Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 01:59 PM
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14. No need to panic
He will be out in 2008 no matter what. By then maybe we will have our very own person of the year.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 05:43 PM
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20. Why> because of the constitution? The paper that says church & state
should be separate?

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MisterCompletly Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:15 PM
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34. Like I said...2008 is the year to install our own leader
Until then we work on getting the best man/woman for the job on board.
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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 03:44 PM
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15. For the last time, Person of the Year is NOT an award
It's meant to be the person who had the most impact on world events in a year. Of course, often they cop out - the last three years have been ridiculous.

But it's perfectly reasonable to make Bush the person of the year b/c he's president, he just won reelection, and whether or not you like him, he's had a major impact on the world. A negative impact, but an impact nevertheless.

For instance, Osama should definitely have been person of the year in 2001 b/c he'd obviously had the biggest impact on the year's events.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 03:50 PM
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16. but the fact that Osama was NOT person of the year in 2001
and "america's mayor" Rudy Giuliani shows that it HAS turned into something of an awards thing.

especially since the person of the year after rudy has been the group of whistle blowers and the american soldiers.


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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 03:53 PM
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17. OBL and Time
I thought they were going to make Osama person of the year, but it was too soon after the attacks and they thought people would get too upset about it and they'd never publish in this country again.
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blackangrydem Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 10:52 PM
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40. Oh yes it is, based on recent precedent.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 04:13 PM
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18. If it is Chimpus Khan, I agree. He deserves it.
No one of the face of the earth has had more impact on more people's lives than this man. Now, if it is Rove, then Time is looking at the real power behind King Khan, but would be right in line with my sentiments.

Time has never held that their "Man of the Year" was a positive statement.

The fact is, from domestic American issues, to the War in Iraq(tm), to the trade impabalance, to environmental issues, to human rights issues, to impact on world travel policies, to the exchange rate of the dollar, Great Leader's influence is felt worldwide. None of it good, to be sure, but certainly front and center in most people's thinking.

He is likely to be seen by history as the most reviled world leader since Hitler, and that's no small feat. Given enough time, he could be on a course to even exceed Hitler.

Can anyone name a person who has had more impact than this? Anyone?
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 05:41 PM
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19. Who did you expect? Gandhi? W worked hard!
Edited on Sat Dec-18-04 05:41 PM by robbedvoter

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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:27 PM
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23. Time should run this cover.
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:46 PM
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24. CNN: Bush, Moore or Bin Laden?
those where the three heads they had in the graphic.

Michael Moore has killed none
Osama, few thousand
Bush, over 100,000
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:48 PM
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26. Wasn't Osama The "Person of the Year" Recently?
How fitting that * would follow.
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betterdeadthanred Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:56 PM
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27. I have already sent the cancellation notice in
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 06:58 PM
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28. Bush himself, or someone working for Bush?
Like Karl Rove?
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 07:10 PM
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29. Who cares who it is....
Edited on Sat Dec-18-04 07:15 PM by FrenchieCat
Time Magazine is owned by Time-Warner, who also owns CNN who fixed our primaries, trashed Kerry and protected their native son, Bush.

Guess the election is over and Time-Warner (parent Co. of CNN) has settled on paying the SEC 510 Million dollars as a settlement stemming from the Income Stock/advertising AOL fraud case that the Gov. has been hanging over their heads for the last 1.5 years.

To be honest, I don't give a rat's ass who Time Magazine selects; what Time Magazine thinks; nor what they report. It's all bullshit and propaganda anyways. I'll leave it up to the Sheeples to find this "person of the year" turd food to be interesting and thought provoking. Me....I've got a loooooonnnnnnnnnggggggggggg memory.


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/latimests/2004...
Time Warner Settles AOL Fraud Charges
Thu Dec 16, 7:55 AM ET
Media giant Time Warner Inc. agreed Wednesday to pay $510 million to settle government charges of accounting fraud at its troubled America Online unit, freeing the company to use its stock for acquisitions.

settlement would remove the uncertainty clouding the future of the world's largest entertainment company, accused by regulators of inflating the advertising revenue of its Internet service provider.

Wall Street had been expecting a deal, because Time Warner set aside $500 million last month to resolve problems with the government. Time Warner stock has climbed more than 15% since.

The two-pronged agreement would be with both the Justice Department (news - web sites) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (news -web sites). It must be approved by SEC commissioners.

Wall Street analysts had been prepared a year ago for the accounting debacle to cost Time Warner as much as $4 billion in penalties and litigation. But Chief Executive Richard Parsons took a hard stance with regulators, refusing to admit guilt even though that might have more quickly resolved the investigations.


MORE


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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 07:31 PM
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31. It would be Bush's second...just like Joe Stalin and Deng Xiaoping!
1927- Charles Lindbergh
1928- Walter Chrysler
1929- Owen Young
1930- Mahatma Gandhi
1931- Pierre Laval
1932- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1933- Hugh Johnson
1934- Franklin Delano Roosevelt (2nd time)
1935- Haile Selassie
1936- Wallis Simpson
1937- Chiang Kai-Shek and Soong May-ling
1938- Adolf Hitler
1939- Joseph Stalin
1940- Winston Churchill
1941- Franklin Delano Roosevelt (3rd time)
1942- Joseph Stalin (2nd time)
1943- George Marshall
1944- Dwight Eisenhower
1945- Harry Truman
1946- James F. Byrnes
1947- George Marshall (2nd time)
1948- Harry Truman (2nd time)
1949- Winston Churchill (2nd time)
1950- The American Fighting-Man
1951- Mohammed Mossadegh
1952- Queen Elizabeth II
1953- Konrad Adenauer
1954- John Dulles
1955- Harlow Curtice
1956- Hungarian Freedom Fighter
1957- Nikita Khrushchev
1958- Charles De Gaulle
1959- Dwight Eisenhower (2nd time)
1960- U.S. scientists
1961- John F. Kennedy
1962- Pope John XXIII
1963- Martin Luther King Jr.
1964- Lyndon Johnson
1965- William Westmoreland
1966- Twenty-Five and Under
1967- Lyndon Johnson (2nd time)
1968- Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders
1969- The Middle Americans
1970- Willy Brandt
1971- Richard Nixon
1972- Richard Nixon (2nd time) and Henry Kissinger
1973- John Sirica
1974- King Faisal
1975- American Women
1976- Jimmy Carter
1977- Anwar Sadat
1978- Deng Xiaoping
1979- Ayatollah Khomeini
1980- Ronald Reagan
1981- Lech Walesa
1982- The Computer
1983- Ronald Reagan (2nd time) and Yuri Andropov
1984- Peter Ueberroth
1985- Deng Xiaoping (2nd time)
1986- Corazon Aquino
1987- Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
1988- Endangered Earth ("Planet of the Year")
1989- Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (2nd time)
1990- George H. W. Bush
1991- Ted Turner
1992- Bill Clinton
1993- Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Yasser Arafat, and Yitzhak Rabin
1994- Pope John Paul II
1995- Newt Gingrich
1996- David Ho
1997- Andy Grove
1998- Bill Clinton (2nd time) and Kenneth Starr
1999- Jeffrey P. Bezos
2000- George W. Bush
2001- Rudolph Giuliani
2002- The whistleblowers: Cynthia Cooper of Worldcom, Sherron Watkins of Enron, and Coleen Rowley of the FBI
2003- The American Soldier
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 07:43 PM
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32. 1988 vs. 2004
I'll bet again on the 1988 winner.
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 07:54 PM
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33. TIME is a good dose of bullshit. OBL not being person of the year
was a cope out. That man is responsible for this out of control country just as much as *. The new classification for being person of the year is now whoever is the best person that can help sell some magazines.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:17 PM
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35. It should be Rove, not Bush. Maybe Cheney. (nt)
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KennedyGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:18 PM
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36. Hope they hand out barf bags with the issue
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 08:20 PM
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37. Wow! They released the new Time Person of the Year cover!!!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 10:47 PM
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39. Bush? Person of the year?
He's been failing since the 1960s! There are more people who deserve that title than him.
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wankawanka Donating Member (70 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-18-04 10:54 PM
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41. bush=person of the year hitler= person of the year hitler=?????????????
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-04 10:24 AM
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43. For whatever reason they chose him....
...politics has changed for the worse, FOREVER. May the nastiest team win from now on.
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