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    I think what is being said is who wrote the article is irrevelant towards the subject of this thread. Yes, her writing style can be grating in it's fashion, but what you just threw up there was a quote, first and foremost. That's what is being discussed. I don't care wrote it.

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    Originally posted by Buster Highmen
    Well, if your internal editor can't filter out the goo, let's try this:

    "Because if we make the wrong choice,'' Mr. Cheney said in Des Moines, "then the danger is that we'll get hit again. That we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States, and that we'll fall back into the pre-9/11 mind-set if you will, that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts, and that we're not really at war.

    Yes, the baritone remark is the worst type of journalism, usually empoyed by such luminaries as Rove or Limbaugh, but the content of the remark shouldn't be overlooked.

    So, if we excise the Dowdian stupidity, is there an issue? Or shall we continue to worry the Dowd issue like a bunch of prom queens?
    No - that's exactly it. There IS no issue. Cheney thinks Kerry would prefer to shower the world in patchouli. Cheney disagrees. End of article.

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    I'll attack the article then. Natty I wasn't attacking your post(heh, even though it strictly violates the elder's cut and paste rule). I was attacking Maureen Dowd's writing.

    What Cheney is saying is that we cannot go back to a law enforcement(Kerry's term) strategy of preventing attacks on the US. We cannot wait to be attacked(Kerry's strategy), to strike back against terrorists or nations that support terrorists. We do not wait for the UN's thumbs up (Kerry's strategy) when defending our interests. The UN has not shared our interests for quite some time.

    In light of this a Kerry victory in November poses a great danger to us. we have not had an attack against our soil since 9/11. I honestly believe we are in a "when not if" situation if we do not continually chase these terrorists, eventually eradicate them and change the nations that support them.
    "The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" --Margaret Thatcher

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    The issue to me is Cheney is claiming to be the safer bet after over 3k Americans died on 9/11 even though the current administration knew about Al Qaeda's desire to hurt us. And after 1k Americans have died in Iraq. And I can still walk on a plane with my Leatherman, which has a knife.

    I find it offensive that he thinks we're stupid enough to believe him.

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    Originally posted by EPSkis
    Cheney thinks Kerry would prefer to shower the world in patchouli.
    Which is BS...Kerry voted for 14 out of 18 defense spending bills.

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    Originally posted by mr_gyptian
    we have not had an attack against our soil since 9/11.
    When Bush and Cheney were running the show.

    I honestly believe we are in a "when not if" situation if we do not continually chase these terrorists, eventually eradicate them and change the nations that support them.
    I don't think either administration will fail in that regard. You'd have to be way dumber than Bush or Kerry to not hunt these guys before they strike.

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    Originally posted by 365wp
    The issue to me is Cheney is claiming to be the safer bet after over 3k Americans died on 9/11 even though the current administration knew about Al Qaeda's desire to hurt us. And after 1k Americans have died in Iraq. And I can still walk on a plane with my Leatherman, which has a knife.

    I find it offensive that he thinks we're stupid enough to believe him.
    It's not a "claim". We haven't been attacked since 9/11, so I'll go out on a limb & say that it's working.

    Yes, 1000 Americans have died in Iraq. In a CNN poll last week, most Americans believed prior to the liberation of Iraq - that number would have been a lot higher. Americans have known for a couple hundred years that defending our way of life can & will exact a human toll - thankfully, those responsible for defending our Country & our way of life - haven't let that stop them.

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    Originally posted by EPSkis
    It's not a "claim". We haven't been attacked since 9/11, so I'll go out on a limb & say that it's working.
    It is a claim, because Cheney has no idea what is going to happen in the future. Correlation != causation, how do we know how many attacks we've foiled?

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    Originally posted by EPSkis
    Americans have known for a couple hundred years that defending our way of life can & will exact a human toll - thankfully, those responsible for defending our Country & our way of life - haven't let that stop them.
    What are we defending in Iraq? Its not our way of life. Saddam was NO threat to "our way of life". Besides who are we to say that our way of life is better than another?

    Anyone see the 9-11 report on the History Channel? 9-11 could have been prevented had Condi Rice and Bush not ignored memos with titles like "Ben laden determined to attack on US soil"

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    I can't imagine Kerry regressing the American position concerning the war on terror. If forced to choose between Bush and Kerry, I'd vote for Kerry. However --

    I'm voting Nader.

    We've got to look past Bush and Kerry to understand why, what, and who we are as a country. The WOT is important, but so are domestic changes. We need to focus on democratic ideology instead of subjugating it to corporate interests such as oil and condiments.

    Despite the false legal construct, corporations are not people and should not control democracy. Power (and Powder) to the People.

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    Bush/Cheney administration are responsible for the only large attack on our soil? What kind of proven track record is that?

    The point of natty's post was just to emphasise that Cheney is an evil, self-serving, war mongering zombie with all the charisma of a pile of dog shit.

    A vote for Kerry is a vote for terrorism? You have got to be shitting me! A vote for Bush is a vote for more money for the rich people, more unnecessary attacks on other sovereign nations, more soldiers in the grave. We're creating enemies faster than we can kill them. Bush singlehandedly took our country from having all of the sympathy and support in the world after 9/11 to becoming a hated, imperialistc greed squad as seen by the rest of the word. Fuck that moron.

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    Erik:

    Addressing Republican supporters in Iowa, Mr Cheney said: “If we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we’ll get hit again and we’ll be hit in a way that will be devastating.”
    He said it. He was wrong. He did it on purpose. There is no way to spin this. There is no "context."



    It's getting uglier by the day, folks, and we ain't seen nothin' yet. Wait 'til October - if the President isn't ahead by at least 10 points in the polls the Karl Rove Smear Machine will kick into OD.

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    Red face

    Originally posted by Rusty Nails
    I'm voting Nader.
    Why even bother voting? What does your vote for Nader acomplish? I'll tell ya, it shows that you dont mind wasting your one voice in a very important election.

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    Originally posted by Tippster
    It's getting uglier by the day, folks, and we ain't seen nothin' yet. Wait 'til October - if the President isn't ahead by at least 10 points in the polls the Karl Rove Smear Machine will kick into OD.
    Hundreds of Republicans Injured in Rush to Discredit Kerry

    Rove is one scary mofo.

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    Originally posted by Rusty Nails
    I'm voting Nader.
    I'm voting for Maureen Dowd's sweet-hot sweetness.

    http://www.sauguscenturions.com/klipfel/image207.JPG

    Rowr.
    Last edited by jayfrizzo; 09-09-2004 at 01:31 PM.

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    SC,

    Tell ya what, for the rest of your life you can take a defeatist attitude and pick between two options that a dark suit with deep pockets threw up on the screen in front of you. As for me, I'll continue to give the suit the finger and push for meaningful change even if it never goes anywhere. I know what your saying, but I hafta follow my own moral conscience.

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    Originally posted by 365wp
    Hundreds of Republicans Injured in Rush to Discredit Kerry

    Rove is one scary mofo.
    I heart the Onion.

    Jay - she's older now and has lost some of the yumminess in that picture:
    http://www.nyodn.org/about/17.%20Dow...20Quindlan.jpg
    Not surprisingly she's the one on the left...

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    Does anyone know if Carville is actually involved now? He's the guy we need against Rove.

    And Rusty, while I can in theory admire your principled stand, if you can't see the differences in this election, and the importance of every single vote, I am surprised at you.

    edit: spelun
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    Republicans Against Bush

    Republicans Against Bush

    It's a shame that real republicans (as opposed to those chest thumping ones that don't understand the contradictions between this president and his party) have nobody to vote for.

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    Originally posted by Rusty Nails
    SC,

    Tell ya what, for the rest of your life you can take a defeatist attitude and pick between two options that a dark suit with deep pockets threw up on the screen in front of you. As for me, I'll continue to give the suit the finger and push for meaningful change even if it never goes anywhere. I know what your saying, but I hafta follow my own moral conscience.
    Whoa, well I asked. I thought maybe you were trolling.

    Kerry is the only chance for change that we have-- if you want change, we have to get Bush out, PERIOD. Nader has no chance, in fact he is leaching from Kerry and in theory helping Bush.

    But I got to give you much respect for sticking to yer guns.

    Nader on the other hand, I think he is a egotistical fuck who obviously dosent care that he could be helping Bush get re-elected. Sticking to his guns or not, Nader is not doing the country any good by running.

    my $.02

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    Originally posted by iceman
    Does anyone know if Carville is actually involved now? He's the guy we need against Rove.

    And Rusty, while I can in theory admire your principled stand, if you can't see the differences in this election, and the importance of every single vote, I am surprised at you.

    edit: spelun

    Ice,

    I am Alaskan resident voting with an absentee ballot. For some reason I don't think AK qualifies as a "battleground" state. Who knows, if I was an Ohio voter I might sell out... but I doubt it.

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    Re: Republicans Against Bush

    Originally posted by road trip

    It's a shame that real republicans (as opposed to those chest thumping ones that don't understand the contradictions between this president and his party) have nobody to vote for.
    We do:
    libertarian

    Second, Do you guys really think Kerry is any better? What the fuck would he do different??? Further, he's not going to win, and I'll tell you why. Your constant "anyone but Bush" will never beat an incumbant. Nobody even knows anything about Kerry except for the fact that he likes ketchup. Unfortunately Kerry's only marginally smarter than Bush and won't figure this out until after the election.

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    I was a registered libertarian for years & agree with the stance of the party on many things. The memebers I met during those years, tend to be hard core gun nuts & drug legalization suppporters, to the expense of all other issues.

    I do like the local canidates they run thought, although occasionally they are wacko miltia types

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    Re: Re: Republicans Against Bush

    Originally posted by 1080Rider
    What the fuck would he do different???
    From johnkerry.com:

    "As president, John Kerry will reverse the Bush-Cheney rollbacks to our Clean Air Act"

    That's a step in the right direction.

    People don't know anything about Kerry because they don't take the time to go to his site and read about his position. They're just spoonfed crap by Rove and the Swift Boat gang and take it for the gospel.

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    I know this is not realy my place, but from the outside looking in it's getting kind of scary.......come onn guys live and let live, post what is good about your favorite contender not whats bad about the other guy.....


    if it was my place to choose however the veiw is very scary, from a european perspective you have the choice of an Unknow Quantity wanting to do good but wavering a little(JFK), or a very scary so far right wing its not even funny (JB)and last and least the little green guy that lots of peeople would like to see win but don't dare vote for cause he will never get in(RN).

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