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Old 09-24-2007, 11:51 PM   #21
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I love Country and Western Music and I am sure that the names I listed does not include all the GREAT ONES.

You did not include the GREATEST ONE....Patsy Cline.
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It is because our economy (and well being) is dependent on energy. A large part of that energy is based on crude oil.

Iran could destabilize the region further, which could turn off the spigot of crude.

More energy independence is in our national interest both economically and from a national security perspective.
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Red Necks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer by Johnny Russell still brings a tear to my eye.

heh heh heh - I've heard that the greatest disruptive force in the Middle East is the satelite dish. Arab news may not be to our tastes - but it's not the local govt.
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Red Necks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer by Johnny Russell still brings a tear to my eye.

heh heh heh - I've heard that the greatest disruptive force in the Middle East is the satelite dish. Arab news may not be to our tastes - but it's not the local govt.
Talltrees I stand corrected! You BET Patsy Cline was one of the GREATEST. A true lady of Country and Western music.

As for Red Necks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer by Johnny Russell it brings a tear to my eye too. It brings back memories of my younger days when I would frequent Texas Honky Tonks.

I love all types of music but for whatever reason Country & Western Music and Tex Mex Music just make me feel as though I have died and gone to heaven.

One can only hope that of OUR ENEMIES would take up listening to Country and Western music and just maybe they could learn to let their hair down a bit.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC.
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Are you referring to the fact that BooBoo and Newguy is the same person and he's once again responding to his own posts?
Can't we make it a rule that responding to your own threads does two things:

1. Allows moderators immediately to lock the thread.

2. Bans from the forum the person responding to himself under a different identity.
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Can't we make it a rule that responding to your own threads does two things:

1. Allows moderators immediately to lock the thread.

2. Bans from the forum the person responding to himself under a different identity.

I gotta give newguy credit, he doesn't know when to give up..........
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Hmmm - I've been talking to myself since last night's game - I will to try to forget serious stuff and get more frivolous like pontificating how to save the world, lead Iran to enlightenment via the two step boogie, and picking a few individual stocks.

heh heh heh - I just know my sister is gonna call from the PacNW and say I should put New Orleans behind and move out there and BTW New England Patriots are doing ok. Heck I rather save Iran!
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I find it frightening that they have no homosexuals in Iran. Maybe our own religious fundamentalists have something to learn here.
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Do you think that the president of Columbia University need fear a Rushdie-style fatwah against him due to the things he said about Amanutjob?
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The guy is a nut, but he's a duly-elected nut (not a "dictator" as the Columbia guy maintains). Whadda they teach there? Sheesh.
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Ladelfina, just as you suspected, faux intellectual, graduated from a logging school. You laugh heartily at his life's goal. Furthering freedom of speech.

Columbia News ::: Columbia University Names Michigan's Lee C. Bollinger President

Very ironic to have a fatwah ordering, former hostage taker as your poster boy for free speech.
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The guy is a nut, but he's a duly-elected nut (not a "dictator" as the Columbia guy maintains). Whadda they teach there? Sheesh.
Iran's elections are interesting things. They have real campaigns and there's a real fight for votes. There's not much evidence of corruption (vote stealing, etc), so in many ways the elections appear more legitimate than many in the world, and certainly better than most of the Middle East.
However, all the candidates have to be approved by the clerics in a formal process. No secular candidate could ever be approved, and even more moderate Muslims are excluded. So, the electorate gets their choice from a bunch of extremists. The system is designed to produce "duly elected nuts." Looks like it's working pretty well.
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Iran's The USA's elections are interesting things. They have real campaigns and there's a real fight for votes. There's not much a certain amount of evidence of corruption (vote stealing, etc), so yet in many ways the elections appear more legitimate than many in the world, and certainly better than most of the Middle East.
However, all the candidates have to be approved by the clerics James Dobson in a formal an informal process. No secular candidate could ever be approved, and moderate Muslims all non-Christians are excluded.

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Why are we so obessed with Iran a 3rd World Country?

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Do you think that the president of Columbia University need fear a Rushdie-style fatwah against him due to the things he said about Amanutjob?
Maybe yes and maybe no - hopefully he will be getting a good night's sleep.

I believe that the only thing that poor devil was fearing was losing his job that's why he was so rude and critical of the Iranian President or Mr A. as he is referred to. All the poor devil was trying to do was to cover his rear end, because of the public outcry against Mr. A.

In the end the President of Columbia University did not look like the brightest cookie in the cookie jar because one does not INVITE a person into one's house as a GUEST and then turn on him like that. It is just not the SOUTHERN thing to do. The poor devil should have shown a little more class and let Mr. A have his moment in the sun because it is better to know what your alleged enemy is thinking then to have him pat you in the back as a friend and then find out that you have a knife in your back.

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-Mr. A - 10
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As for the answer to the question - We are not obessed with Iran. It is Old George W, Cheney and the NEACONS that are obessed with Iran for the OIL. Old George W's obession is with bulding his LEGACY as a WAR TIME PRESIDENT. He has not been able to get the job done in Iraq so the poor unfortunate fool thinks that invading and attacking Iran will work out better and cement his place in American history as a man amongst men.

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Bollinger is just the last in a long line of Columbia presidents who courted controversy. Just look at the 60's Black Panther fiasco.

Columbia lost probably 10 really big donors for letting an avowed anti-Semite take a stage that has repeatedly been denied to far right Jewish groups. It has been an ongoing theme here in NYC that Columbia, left to it's more zealous fringe groups, will always support the Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Idi Amin, Charles Taylor, H. Rap Brown, etc., for bolstering our world's diversity of thought. All should be heard. I agree.
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Well one interesting thing was at least he got asked tough questions unlike another president who screens everyone he comes in contact with first for political purity and compliant (and easy) questions without too many big words. ;-) Bush could not face a random group of seniors from Poughkeepsie unaided and unshielded.
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Iran's The USA's elections are interesting things. They have real campaigns and there's a real fight for votes. There's not much a certain amount of evidence of corruption (vote stealing, etc), so yet in many ways the elections appear more legitimate than many in the world, and certainly better than most of the Middle East.
However, all the candidates have to be approved by the clerics James Dobson in a formal an informal process. No secular candidate could ever be approved, and moderate Muslims all non-Christians are excluded.
Well put.
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To be fair, the University president didn't say he was a dictator. He said he exhibits "all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator."
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