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  • Rumsfeld Resigns as the Dems sweep elections

    Horray!!!

    Street parties and fireworks around the world tonight as the end of the dark days appears in sight!

  • #2
    Fingers crossed. Depends how conservative those new Dems are, to some degree. Clearly, Bush is rattled. I haven't actually seen the figures yet.
    I was too scared to turn on the TV this morning! As usual, I think I'll have to check out BBC news to get the American comments!

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    • #3
      I'm throwing a party!
      Everyone's invited

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      • #5
        Concerning Uk politics it has been said "The only difference between the parties is the thickness of the toilet paper". (Do not remember the source)

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        • #6
          What does that mean ? Do the Tories have thicker and softer toilet paper ?
          I think there's a strange difference in the UK at the moment. More Tories seem to support Blair than Labour... Maybe he can resign as Labour leader and then get a new job leading the Tories. I suspect they'd welcome him.

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          • #7
            .... or/and they are both full of ....!

            "cynicism n. An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others".

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            • #8
              Originally posted by greengryphon
              Concerning Uk politics it has been said "The only difference between the parties is the thickness of the toilet paper". (Do not remember the source)
              I suspect the quote maybe "the thickness of a toilet paper" or possibly "a cigarette paper", meaning that there's practically no difference between them.
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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              • #9
                Ann Coulter Investigated For Alleged Voter Fraud

                http://wjz.com/national/topstories_story_306085323.html
                Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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                • #10
                  election results

                  I am also very pleased with the election results but echo Mike's concerns about how conservative, or moderate the democrats may be. Rumsfeld going out the door is great news as well. Mike, how is the response in Europe from your conversations?

                  Lee

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Michael Moorcock
                    What does that mean ? Do the Tories have thicker and softer toilet paper ?
                    I think there's a strange difference in the UK at the moment. More Tories seem to support Blair than Labour... Maybe he can resign as Labour leader and then get a new job leading the Tories. I suspect they'd welcome him.
                    I havent been able to fathom it either. I mean who could your average socialist vote for in the next UK election?
                    We got right of center party 1 and right of center party 2! I dont even know any of the characters involved any more.


                    Message to Bush: LEAVE NOW AND NEVER COME BACK!
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                    Humanity
                    Last edited by Tales from Tanelorn; 11-10-2006, 08:53 AM.

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                    • #12
                      Bush is shocked--thick dodo that he is--but his handlers were ready, and even introduced Bush to Rummy's replacement this weekend, though there seems to have been some delay in bringing the two together (was Bush pouting out in the barn?).

                      Anyway, now what? There could be some interesting investigations. Giving Rummy the heave-ho seems to have been throwing the new Congress a bone.

                      Over in California the Governator seems to have found success with his new "bipartisan" approach: consensus, working together, ironing out compromise, and so on. That is, the Republicans and Democrats might well be "working together". Meanwhile, the United States of North America is looming closer.... Is that a problem?

                      More change. More immigration. More population. More . . dare I say it . . . prosperity? But what's wrong with that? Long as the technology can advance and we keep the air and water clean--nothing's the matter, I don't think?

                      (I suspect Arnold means what he says--the guy is the end product of absolute karmic purgation: total self-indulgence, unbridled fornication, celebrity--and through it all he's retained the ability to work very hard. In other words, he is so thoroughly debauched there's nothing left that could possibly corrupt him save the second law of thermodynamics; meanwhile, all he has left in life is doing the best he can possibly do. Mmm? I doubt he can conceive of anything else--and he has the guts to stand in front of fifty million people (or how ever many there are in the state of California) and admit he made a mistake. Ha ha ha. Interesting.... )

                      Meanwhile, hopefully the investigations will expose Halliburton, the lying liars, and so on . . and, if we are lucky, by April Bush will go round the twist and we'll see him stumble around, bust his head against sliding glass doors, smiling dumbly at cherry blossoms, and stuttering and grunting and making funny faces all the more because of all the meds he'll need to keep from clucking like a chicken.
                      "Jerry Cornelius was based, for instance, on a young man I used to see around Notting Hill where there was also a greengrocer called Cornelius of London."

                      --Michael Moorcock

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                      • #13
                        Please remember the Senate is technically 48/48. There are two senators from other parties who "typically" vote with the Democrats, but there is no stone-clad assurance they must or will always do so.

                        The House, however, is now comfortably 238/201 (or somewhere near there, I never could remember numbers all that accurately).

                        Bush said "It was a thumpin'." I guess if carrots don't work, get out the stick.

                        Amendment 44 in Colorado would have made legal an ounce or less of marijuana for personal use. While it failed, over six hundred thousand people (to 700K against) voted for approval. The opponents will continue to support the black market and the profitable prison system.
                        Miqque
                        ... just another sailor on the seas of Fate, dogpaddling desperately ...

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Miqque
                          Amendment 44 in Colorado would have made legal an ounce or less of marijuana for personal use. While it failed, over six hundred thousand people (to 700K against) voted for approval. The opponents will continue to support the black market and the profitable prison system.
                          Does anyone support the crapping up of smoke by giant corporations? Such laws are the paving to poor product for huge profit.
                          Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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                          • #15
                            About marijuana, i have changed my views but that would be another thread ........

                            the rejection of an anti-abortion law in i don't remeber what state, who would have made abortion illegal in every case, whatever the reason, even to save the life of the mother, is a good news.

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