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Maybe it takes a woman to handle these morons ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dog428, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Some of us were around before the Internet.
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I'm older than you and the proud owner of a complete World Book set.

    I just rarely find the need to use it as much as I used to.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Any good office that needs to reference history or facts should have encyclopedias.

    Hell, you can get them for free. You never know when the Internet will be down, especially if you're in some cheapass shop like CNHI or Paxton.
  4. "Sending military forces" and "starting a war" are rather different, don't you think? When LBJ sent the Marines into the Dominican, for example, and illlegally, IMHO, he wasn't "starting a war." Neither was Reagan in Lebanon.
    And, in none of the cases prior to Iraq, did presidents "start" wars. Korea was already going, so was Vietnam. Congress abandoning its oversight function in this regard has been tragic for constitutional democracy. And, yes, the president "can" do pretty much what he wants. It just isn't America when he does. Next time, don't hit yourself over the head with the encyclopedia.
  5. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Funny you mention Vietnam, since Cambodia was technically neutral until the U.S. started bombing. Unless, of course, you want to be a realist, in which case they'd been involved in the war for years.

    I also notice you conveniently leave out Clinton sending troops to Haiti, but that's to be expected.
  6. OK, Clinton sent troops to Haiti.
    That wasn't "starting a war," either.
    And Cambodia hadn't been "involved in the war for years," either.
    Jesus, read more than one book, no matter how tired your lips get.
  7. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    You may want to check your hypocrisy meter. If Cambodia hadn't been involved in the war, then Nixon must have "started" that conflict.

    All goes back to semantics.
  8. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    Forget semantics, how about we take at all the way back to what was actually said on this thread.

  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Riiight, trounced.

    Joe Wilson desperately needed to divert attention from the OP-ED PIECE HE PUBLISHED IN THE FUCKING NEW YORK TIMES.

    What a moron you are.

    What a shit-smearing, dirt-eating, chickenhawk moron.
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    sc -- it's one note, but you play it oh so well.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Thanks zeke. Hadn't posted it in a couple days. Seemed appropriate on this thread.
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