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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:52 AM
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Eventually, that Fat Lady IS Definitely Gonna Sing!
The disastrous production of BushCo, a minor opera best known for its collection of ear-grating contradictions and cacophonous lies, is about to end as all operas do.

The Fat Lady will assume center stage, and will belt a tune that can be heard with clarity all the way to the back of the balcony, signaling an end to the nightmarish extravaganza whose aftertaste will be as bitterly remembered as the outlandish price of admission.

After an expenditure of billions of taxpayers dollars on sets, props and costumes rather than a script of style and substance, the cast is already rushing to the nearest backstage exit, hoping to escape a more-than-irate audience demanding a refund on their tickets.

In fact, some havent even waited for the last curtain call, but have already snuck out into the alley behind the theater, claiming a suddenly-remembered need to quit the bright lights of show-biz in order to spend more time with their families.

But the fact is that in this soon-to-close show, the Fat Lady is none other than Lady Justice, and as emaciated and weak as she has become having been bound, gagged and tortured backstage during the entire run of the BushCo debacle she is ready, willing, and more than able to take the stage and regale the world with her finale.

After the frustration of the last seven years, as the crimes of this administration have mounted and become more blatantly obvious with seemingly no end in sight, it is understandable that so many have adopted a never gonna happen attitude when it comes to imagining that these criminals will finally get their just desserts.

But Lady Justice has her fan base and, when all is said and sung, she will not be deterred from you should pardon the expression bringing the House down.

We have seen this phenomena before the concentration camp inmates who never thought theyd see justice done, but who, after years of dashed hopes and no basis for any real anticipation, watched the Nuremberg trials unfold, saw Eichmann twitching in the prisoners dock, saw those who had haunted their nightmares, suddenly humiliated and frightened, stand trial at long last.

This will happen. Lady Justice may not be as swift to act as we would hope, and after years of the silence imposed by her captivity, it may take some time for her voice to regain its traditional strength.

But she will sing again and, when she does, there will be no corner of the stage dark enough for the guilty to hide. Slowly but surely, the house lights are being turned up, and the rats are becoming increasingly uneasy about the alleged security of their hidey-holes.

The audience has turned, and they have turned with a vengeance. For some, the turning point came well into the first act; for others, it is the last scene, now in progress, that will prompt them to rush to the ticket office, waving their playbills and demanding to see the show they had been promised, and not the one they had been duped into sitting through, no less paying for.

Shredded documents, missing taxpayer dollars, deleted hard-drives, contradictory statements, claims of executive privilege, secrecy due to alleged national security interests, corruption, escalating debt, cronyism, malfeasance, sex, lies and erased videotapes and the fact that the country has nothing of value to balance the losses it has sustained due to all of the above is a scene about to explode on the stage in a display of fireworks bound to dazzle those still left in their seats, not to mention capturing the attention of the so-called MSM critics who hailed this bomb as an unabashed hit since opening night.

So be patient, my fellow opera attendees. The Fat Lady WILL sing, and when she clears her throat and opens her mouth, the whole world will hear the sweetness of her dulcet tones which will sound all the sweeter after such a long absence from her rightful place on the stage.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:55 AM
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1. It'll be hell to clean up though
After they're gone
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:56 AM
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2. Missed first rec by inches...
Beautiful!
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:58 AM
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3. What great writing...
and I see you admire Molly.

After the fat lady sings they will silence and re-write the opera.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:58 AM
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4. I've spent the last 7 years in the lobby
but I'll return to my seat for this aria, for damn sure.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:59 AM
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5. My dear Nance!
And when she does...

You'll be able to see her tonsils!

And the dust will cascade off the fucking rafters!

Get ready!

She's going to sing......and boy is she pissed!


:nuke: :nuke:

K&R

:patriot:
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virgdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 01:10 AM
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6. Great writing...
put succinctly and so elegantly. The audience in this house never turned...they were pissed from the outset, spending the entire 8 year act in the lobby, screaming their little lungs out in utter frustration, never to be heard from any others in the audience. When the fat lady finally has decided to sing her heart out, I hope it takes place in the Hague at the World Court.
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Yuugal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 01:11 AM
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7. Its a five act play, this is just intermission.
Acts four and five, Hillary and Jeb, promise not just to bring the house down but to turn the lights off afterwards. :)
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 01:22 AM
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9. Ah, yes, I love to hear about Jeb Bush ...
... kind of the Edwin Booth of our times, don't you think?
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Yuugal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:32 AM
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14. I confess I had to google :)
Yeah, that about sums it up. But if they have the machines they have the vote.
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Vilis Veritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 10:11 AM
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26. Clarify?
Edwin Booth, IIRC saved Lincoln's son, great actor, brother to John Wilkes Booth, shamed by the legacy, but ultimately rose back and left a fairly good legacy...

Jeb is BFEE and helped his brother steal Florida...which makes him complicit in the murder of millions...how do you rise back from that one?

Did I miss something? Are we talking about the same Jeb?

Just wondering - I don't see the analogy, but then that is why I am asking...an education is always welcomed... ;-)

Thank you...
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:14 PM
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31. I mentioned Edwin Booth because ...
... in the immediate aftermath of Lincoln's assassination, having the name "Booth" wasn't exactly a boost to Edwin's career - even though he was completely innocent of his brother's crime.

Right now, being George Bush's brother (who is as corrupt as the rest of the family) isn't exactly a ticket to electability, to put it mildly.

The Bush political dynasty is dead; GWB put an end to it.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 01:11 AM
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8. K&R n/t
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 01:33 AM
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10. The Fat Lady Was Last Seen Being Bustled off Somewhere in an Unmarked Limo
and the understudy looks like Ann Coulter!

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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:05 AM
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11. a variation on the fat Lady metaphor
is "it ain't over until it's over*"

While I admire your optimism, and the analogy of the concentration camp inmates who never thought theyd see justice done is powerful - it actually does spark a dim glimmer of hope - I still won't believe it's over - til it's over. My wife has a "Jan 20 2009" bumper sticker; I have difficulty looking forward to that day with any great anticipation. Until this cabal is frogmarched off to prison, I don't trust that the Constitution will avoid the shredder - or a fire in Cheney's office.

Another pithy saying by that same great orator: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it"

Let us hope that we DO get to that fork in the road, and that we DO take it.

*Yogi Berra
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 01:05 AM
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44. Sure is hard sometimes
to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

"This, too, shall pass" has become my favorite comfort quote.
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nahant Donating Member (57 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:24 AM
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12. I can't wait!!
To watch this unfold first in an Impeachment by the congress. Then tried in the Senate for high crimes and misdemeanors!Cheney right along with him. And after they go through that humiliation, then the real trial should commence in the court of law both in this country and at the Hauge for crimes against humanity, with all of attendant list of the individual counts! Maybe just maybe when they meet their maker they will understand what he has done to this country and it's people. The thousands that paid for their arrogance with their lives.
:-( :nopity: :nopity: :hurts: :kick: :kick: :yourock:
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:26 AM
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13. I hear that Cheney set fire to the "Fat Lady" in the EOB
is that true? :shrug:
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 03:15 AM
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15. Dare to dream them make it real. Visualize W behind bars.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 03:38 AM
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16. Now I know why I always like opera. Just WOW!
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 05:24 AM
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17. No. I Will Not Be Patient. The People Who Put On This Opera ...
.
must pay. For too long these failed shows resulting in one utter disaster after another have been put on by people who have gotten away with their flimflam, leaving the people to clean up after them. It is time to get the lying cheats.

Love all your writings and rants. But this time I am in no mood to be patient and to allow scum to get away with this.

Angry? You are right! I believe it is time to take back my government and fix those who broke it.
.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:29 PM
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32. I am not saying to be patient ...
... in terms of not continuing to do what we can, or standing by idly waiting for it to happen.

But I do believe that this corrupt little house of cards is collapsing, and eventually justice will catch up with these criminals.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 05:46 AM
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18. You really think so? I am positive that it depends on who wins this
next election. Because I remember a certain president who shut down investigations of some REALLY DIRTY DIRTY DOINGS of a couple of republican administrations. And he was a democrat.

This is one of those 'don't count your chickens' situations.
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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 07:18 AM
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19. Thanks. We were beginning to cheer up for a second there. But now we're OK.
Edited on Fri Dec-21-07 07:19 AM by Perry Logan
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:31 AM
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22. So sorry to inflict that little dose of reality into this thread. I guess
it's better to forget the past that way we'll never have to know we're reliving it, huh?
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 05:59 PM
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37. I don't think anyone here is advocating
forgetting the past. Just getting to the end of this administration. That's what this thread is about.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 07:37 AM
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20. I love me some opera! Thanks Nance!
:hug:
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 07:58 AM
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21. Love the rat
imagery. Once again, no one does it better than Nance Greggs.
The stage lights will illuminate the dark shadow cast on civilization by these criminals and throw backs to the Dark Ages. I imagine them in permanent prison cells and repeating the words of Lady MacBeth, "Out damn spot." But that assumes they all have a conscious. The criminal cartel known as Bushco will be on the express elevator down to the Ninth Ring of the Ninth Circle so eloquently described by Dante.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:39 AM
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23. Awww, a "note" of optimism. I can't wait to hear her-I've missed her!
:hug:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 08:52 AM
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24. Godspeed the Fat Lady.
Yes, Nance. YES!
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 10:10 AM
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25. Thanks for the morning shot of hope, Nance.
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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 11:57 AM
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27. Do you really think an HRC justice department will prosecute Bushco?
hardly. Hell if a grand jury indicts, she'll probably pardon.
At the very least, she'll decline to investigate.
Just like Bubba.
Just like Poppy.
Feh.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 12:49 PM
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28. No, I don't.
That's why I want someone *else*.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 01:41 PM
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29. From those of us who never bought a ticket
We told you so, suckers.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 02:08 PM
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30. So say-th the soothsayers!
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
Arundhati Roy

K and R
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 03:18 PM
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33. K&R.
Don't stop the music: I'm hoping the next pres doesn't go pardon-crazy, or too "lazy" to support investigations.
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 07:13 PM
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39. "The way forward is not to look back." Or somesuch semanticallly equivalent BS.
Is what we'll be hearing. And that's assuming that they don't manage to execute the plan (they must have) to hang onto the powers they've arrogated to the executive.

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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 03:57 PM
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34. the disgusting guilty treacherous bush regime
we will be even more disgusted when the truth starts to be revealed about all the crimes and horrors committed by these monsterous imbeciles
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 04:08 PM
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35. You're so right!
What's the worst crime BushCo has committed? It's something we don't even know about yet. But the truth will come out ...
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mithnanthy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 07:28 PM
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40. I believe the truth WILL come out too!
The waiting is the hardest part! I just LOVE your writings! Thanks again, Nance.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 04:25 PM
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36. One of the rare times I disagree with you.
She'll sing in 396 days and that's all that will happen.

Otoh, I sure hope I'm wrong.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 06:30 PM
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38. I trust your verve, Nance. Can I sit on the stage when the diva breaks
the glass ceiling with her aria of love and peace and the neo-cons crash through the trap door into the 9th circle of the Inferno?
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 10:48 PM
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41. The fat lady have been sining for a LONG Time

The fat lady have been singing for a LONG TIME now. And she are NOT sining more pretty when the time goes by. I would rather say that the fat lady have a bad tone to the song...

When it come to Lady Justice, She may be late out.. But when she are steaming up the river to catch the "bad ones" I would not be in their pants.. They maybe be into some problems.. And the shit load of information who would come out in a trial against this Administration would destroy every Chance the right wing have to gain public power anytime the next 100 year or so.. The documenting about their deeds are to great to ignore.. Even a blind, deaf and stupid person would understand that this Administration have been doing for the last 7 year. Not supricing then, when mr Bush and Chenney are afraid of what would happened, if a liberal, or even a democrat was to winning the White House.. If the man/woman had some "balls" the person should start to investigate what Bush have been doing for the last 8 year.. And let the FBI doing the criminal work, with the full support of the President of United States..

I would not be sad, if mr Bush, Chenney and the rest of the mafia are been send to the dock, to stand trial about their crimes.. If Clinton almost lost his job, because of a stupid indiscrimination, then Bush should both be arrested, tried and found guilty, and put behind bar for the rest of his miserable criminal life.. Together with Chenney, Rice and the rest of past and present member of his cabinet..

But I doubt that the american public, and the Senate and Congress would do that. The spirit of United States was more destroyed then the twin towers in New York in 2001 I am afraid.. And when at thug, can silence citizen who have doing their duty, to the country and the flag, with the branding of "Un-patriotic" then I guess a criminal prosecution of this criminal Administration is not on the table... I doubt the american public would be DARING to do something like that, it would probably destroy decades of "truth" about US for millions of people.. And what would happened if their life lie have been destroyed?

Should they stop shopping, and try to EDUCATE THEMSELF about the politic and what really are happing in the world?

Better to "sleep" and shop to you drop.. As ordered but he President :sarcasm: :hide:

Diclotican

Sorry my bad English, not my native language
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 11:00 PM
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42. They will not go gently into that good night.
I hope we hear her pipes, but I for one will heed Bette Davis, regarding 2008. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-21-07 11:13 PM
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43. Yes, it IS going to be a bumpy ride ...
... and it isn't going to happen overnight. But the shit keeps getting closer and closer to the fan ...

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ScooterFibby Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 01:13 AM
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45. I certainly hope so.
But for a president who is willing to outright admit he broke the law, and a Congress, judiciary, and American people who are willing to accept it (by and large), I doubt George will ever pay the full due for his crimes, on this side of the pearly gates, anyway.
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-22-07 01:24 AM
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46. Unfortunately, not for 13 month's - January 20th 2009
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