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No, You May Not...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    I think I'm going Hezebollah. I like a bit of mystery in my terrorist organizations, and they fit that requirement nicely. Hell, we can't even get the news networks to come to a consensus on how to spell their name.
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    That's why it was kind of refreshing to read George Will's column yesterday saying Kerry's counter-terrorism ideas were better than W's and that the administration seemed "eager to repel all but the delusional."

  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest


    That's a smackdown.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    This may be a good time to recommend the cover story in the September issue of The Atlantic. While the magazine doesn't allow non-subscribers access to online content, the article "Declaring Victory" makes the following point:

    • But the overall proscpect looks better than may Americans believe, and better than nearly all political rhetoric asserts. The essence of the change is this: because of al-Qaeda's own mistakes, and because of the things the United States and its allies have done right, al-Qaeda's ability to inflict direct damage in America or on Americans has been sharply reduced. Its successor groups in Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere will continue to pose dangers. But its hopes for fundamentally harming the United States now rest less on what it can do itself than on what it can trick, tempt, or goad us into doing. Its destiny is no longer in its own hands.
    Fallows, James. "Declaring Victory." The Atlantic, September 2006: 60-73.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ummm, no assclown. They didnt.
    They filed in Detroit on behalf of residents in the metro Detroit area.
    Where were they supposed to file that -- Oklahoma City?
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Slappy, he said it was obvious.

    Therefore, you disagreeing is merely proof of YOUR bias.

    You'll get the hang of this, yet...
  7. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    It's just a different "opinion." Kind of like some people think the earth is round; others, flat.
  8. lono

    lono Active Member

    Or ... "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony ... you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you. ... If I went 'round sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away."

    And with that, I give you post No. 1000.
  9. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    They did that in a number of courts around the country. They picked the one most favorable to their cause. They went judge shopping.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Might I suggest you go clue shopping?
  11. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Yeah, Will coming down on the side of the Dems on this one was pretty telling. Was getting the car serviced the other day and had to endure Fox News Channel in the waiting room, where O'Reilly was whining about the Dems' lack of a plan in the war on terror and that "criticizing Bush is not a plan."

    Continued Falafel Boy, "If a Democrat puts forth a good plan, I'll have them on this program."

    Cue the videotape, Billy Boy:

    The Democratic Party's standard-bearer said those things. In 2004.

    That strategy played out pretty good in the United Kingdom.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Just do it the right f'n way, #43.

    Don't act like the Constitution is an inconvenience.

    It's meant to be an inconvenience -- to presumptious fratboy scum like #43.
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