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Old 06-20-2005, 07:59 AM   #41
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I vote Democrat - no matter who the bum is - that's because the other guy is usually a Republican.
unclemick2, nice to meet a confessed "yellow dog Democrat".

I remember an election in Texas years back when a Demo judge was running for reelection to the Texas Supreme Court (I know, an oxymoron). Just before the election he was convicted of some wrongdoing, which made him ineligibe to run for office due to his felony conviction. But it was too late to remove his name from the ballot.

At my polling place a very elderly and vocal lady asked for assistance in using the voting machine. Said very loudly, "I want to know how to vote the straight Deomocratic ticket". Some other voter replied, "Surely you don't want to vote for Judge X after his conviction?"

Her response: "My daddy voted straight Democrat, his daddy voted straight Democrat, and so did his daddy. I'm voting straight Democrat, too!"

Is this a great country, or what?

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Re: Who Is Running This Choo-Choo Train?
Old 06-20-2005, 08:10 AM   #42
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Yep

If Edwin( four term LA governor) could figure a way to run while serving his ten yrs. in the Federal Pen - I'd vote for him too.

"I may be a crook, but I'm a crook for the State of Louisiana."

I have a ding dong sister who votes Republican and actually thinks the New England Patriots have a good football team.
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Now, I must get another glass of wine and watch San Antonio nuke Detroit.
The didn't nuke 'em, but they did win. And that's good enough for me.

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Yep

If Edwin( four term LA governor) could figure a way to run while serving his ten yrs. in the Federal Pen - I'd vote for him too.

"I may be a crook, but I'm a crook for the State of Louisiana."

Edwin Edwards, what a guv ... He'd be talking to you and have his hand on your date. He made no pretense what he wanted... your money and your women. I'd bet he's running a scam in the slammer.
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unclemick2, nice to meet a confessed "yellow dog Democrat".

I remember an election in Texas years back when a Demo judge was running for reelection to the Texas Supreme Court (I know, an oxymoron). Just before the election he was convicted of some wrongdoing, which made him ineligibe to run for office due to his felony conviction. But it was too late to remove his name from the ballot.

At my polling place a very elderly and vocal lady asked for assistance in using the voting machine. Said very loudly, "I want to know how to vote the straight Deomocratic ticket". Some other voter replied, "Surely you don't want to vote for Judge X after his conviction?"

Her response: "My daddy voted straight Democrat, his daddy voted straight Democrat, and so did his daddy. I'm voting straight Democrat, too!"

Is this a great country, or what?

REW

There was a story about LBJ while he was running in Texas. Seems he came to a small town, where he was met by a kid who was crying. "What's the matter, son?", asks LBJ. Kid replies, "My Daddy's been dead for 10 years; Last Saturday he came to town and voted for you, and he didn't even call me."

Now that's real politics....
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How very fortunate for you...
Yeah......you are making my day man. *You post a lot, so I think maybe I
will confine my posts to responses to your posts. *If I am consistent,
you can never match my post total. *Whoo Hoo! *

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Fred doesn't think much of Iraq war or of GWB?* His reasoning is, as always, precise and eloquent.

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The crumbling has begun, methinks.
In Fred I see a misfit similar to myself. Only he is probably more a man of action, and also a lot better writer. My Dad had the complete collected writings of H.L Mencken. I spent more than a few hot summer afternoons when I was 12 or 13 going through that collection. I'd be lying on the floor with a fan blowing on me, drinking iced tea and laughing my head off. I think it may have ruined me for productive work as its defined lately.

Fred reminds me of Mencken- wide ranging, always on the mark, funny as hell, and completely irreverant.

Fred, may your tribe increase!

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Yeah......you are making my day man. You post a lot, so I think maybe I
will confine my posts to responses to your posts. If I am consistent,
you can never match my post total. Whoo Hoo!

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Its good to see you have a worthwhile goal in life John.

As far as the rest, I eagerly await your next syllable. I figure its all uphill after "shut the **** up".

I'm sure you'd stretch that syllable out over four posts if that were possible.

However, I'm sorry to say that even at your new accellerated 'reply to myself 5 times' rate that you've achieved since your post consolidation, you will lose this oh-so-critical lead in one, maybe two weeks.
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe....ap/index.html

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BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Experts met Tuesday to discuss technical aid for Iraq on the eve of high-level talks among senior European Union, U.S., U.N. and Mideast officials at a conference on Iraq.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other top officials were to hold a working dinner later Tuesday with EU and Iraqi officials on coordinating how best the international community can help Iraq's new government boost security, rule of law and reconstruction.
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Y'all remember "Deep Throat"? In the movie he said, "Follow the Money." Good advice where the EU is involved.
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