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The Guild 10-31-2003 Happy Halloween!

Posted on 10/31/2003 4:31:35 AM PST by BigWaveBetty



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1 posted on 10/31/2003 4:31:35 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; mountaineer; Timeout; ClancyJ; BlessedAmerican; daisyscarlett; LBGA; Rheo; ..
Good Morning!
2 posted on 10/31/2003 4:32:40 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
Good Morning, 43 degrees this morning.
3 posted on 10/31/2003 4:42:13 AM PST by Iowa Granny (Only 81 Days until the Iowa Caucuses,,,,, then Iowans will be rid of these DingBats!)
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To: Iowa Granny; BigWaveBetty; Hillary's Lovely Legs

Good mornin', all. Dropping by to say hello. We just got back from spending a few months in Scotland. Boy, do I have a LOT of catching up to do.

We were in the UK during the Hutton inquiry and the Duncan Smith scandal. Man, they are brutal over there. Talk about a post-modern culture. WHEW! Anyway, I hate BBC even more after watching it day in day out. They really do have a monopoly.

Have a howlin' good time today!

4 posted on 10/31/2003 4:56:36 AM PST by Carolina
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To: Carolina; All
Hi, welcome home. Those months away must have been a real eye-opening experience, with regard to Euro thought and culture (and biases, and eccentricities).

Speaking of the bizarre:

BILL Clinton's old girlfriend Gennifer Flowers could be coming to town soon to star in "Boobs! The World According to Ruth Wallis," the off-Broadway musical that boasts a love song titled, "Bill." ....

Ruth Wallis was a Brooklyn native whose risque ditties were huge in the Eisenhower era. But her number "Bill" seems more appropriate to Clinton. Sung by a group of women, the lyrics include: "Somewhere in every lady's life/ is a guy named Bill . . . Somehow you're sure that you'll forget/ but you never will/ So you grow up and marry/ Tom, Dick and Harry/ But you always remember Bill."

One character picks up a book, looks at the cover, and says, "It takes a village." Another replies, "What - to satisfy her husband?" Then all the women on stage sing, "For somewhere in every lady's life/ Is that fella who already had a wife/ You always remember Bill." .... rest of story

5 posted on 10/31/2003 5:24:07 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: All
FR thread on Gennifer Flowers and "Boobs."

Whew, what a relief. I can breathe again:

Chelsea Clinton and boyfriend Ian Klaus are still on. The couple had dinner on Wednesday at Hue ... DailyNews

6 posted on 10/31/2003 5:36:56 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Carolina
Great to see you back here! What a frazzling experience to have nothing but BBC for news. You are indeed a very strong person. I would have gone stark raving mad.
7 posted on 10/31/2003 5:40:04 AM PST by Iowa Granny (Only 81 Days until the Iowa Caucuses,,,,, then Iowans will be rid of these DingBats!)
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To: Iowa Granny
What a frazzling experience to have nothing but BBC for news.

Our flat didn't have Sky, so what's a news junky to do? Should I watch BBC1 or BBC2 or BBC3 or BBC4 or BBC5?

Plus, do they hate Tony Blair. Oh, man! The press over there thinks that Tony is faking his heart condition to get the press off his back.

8 posted on 10/31/2003 6:04:17 AM PST by Carolina
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To: BigWaveBetty
I was hoping you'd start a Halloween thread.

Just got done dropping off ds at school. All of the staff are dressed like nuns--it was like driving into the 1950's. DS went as St. Michael the Archangel. All of the kids were able to dress up today (unlike the public school that he attended last year), with the stipulation that the costume had to be religious or biblical in nature. The girls that I saw were dressed as angels. Soooooo cute!
9 posted on 10/31/2003 6:12:07 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: Carolina
The conservatives are in a bit of disarray over in England, it seems. Now that Duncan Smith has gotten the axe, it will be interesting to see whether the party can regroup and gain some power.
10 posted on 10/31/2003 6:12:53 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
The conservatives are in a bit of disarray over in England, it seems.

Well, their party conference was pretty lame. Pretty sad to see the party of Churchill and Thatcher in a reduced state. Still, there's always hope.

It was pretty interesting to see how anti-Euro the Scots are, though. There's a really strong sense of nationalism there what with de-volution and all. The Scots do NOT like the English. They're very proud of their own culture, even though it was a Scottish king that united the two crowns.

11 posted on 10/31/2003 6:28:05 AM PST by Carolina
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To: Carolina
Yea! You're back! I was just wondering the other day, will Carolina be back soon?

Can't wait to hear read about all the adventures you had.

12 posted on 10/31/2003 6:46:12 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: Aggie Mama
How cute! We want pictures!
13 posted on 10/31/2003 6:48:17 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
I know, I know. I'm so pissed b/c I didn't have film in the camera this morning. I really want to get a digital camera but don't have a clue what to get. Do you have one? Any ideas?
14 posted on 10/31/2003 6:57:38 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: daisyscarlett
So glad to hear things are looking better in CA. Thanks for keeping us updated on the fires.

Keeping the prayers coming.

15 posted on 10/31/2003 6:59:24 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: mountaineer
Dennis gets his own talk show!

Dennis Miller (news), the sardonic comedian who delivered a fake newscast on "Saturday Night Live (news - Y! TV)" and told jokes in the "Monday Night Football" booth, will host a prime-time political talk show on CNBC.

The network said Thursday it had inked Miller to a multiyear deal for the political chat show, set to begin in January.

Miller said he would work four nights a week at 9 p.m. ET. More

16 posted on 10/31/2003 7:13:21 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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October 31, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday that revolting new Iraq torture tapes "portray a regime that was about as vicious as any regime could conceivably be." Rumsfeld also said "there are a lot" more videotapes that show similar atrocities from the Saddam Hussein era.

The new 23-minute tape, obtained and aired by Fox News Channel, shows Saddam's thugs tossing Iraqis from a building and beating, beheading and dismembering them in front of a mob in a public square.

The network said the tape, recently declassified, was given to Army soldiers in Iraq by an Iraqi civilian who played a role in its creation and is now cooperating with U.S. interrogators.

The tape shows Saddam's black-clad Fedayeen militiamen punishing soldiers suspected of desertion and disloyalty in the late 1990s.

"When you have people . . . cutting off people's heads and chopping off their fingers and chopping off their hands, throwing them off three-story buildings, you learn something about a group of people and how they lived their lives and how they treated their people," Rumsfeld said yesterday.

"We are so fortunate they are gone and that those 23 million people are liberated," Rumsfeld said. Thread

17 posted on 10/31/2003 7:31:13 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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October 31, 2003 -- THERE'S no getting around it: Life is getting a whole lot better for Americans and a whole lot worse for the Democrats running for president.

The huge national economic growth spurt announced yesterday came as a thrilling surprise even to Bush stalwarts. One former key economic adviser told me on Tuesday that he was all excited because he believed the growth rate would be 6 percent. Instead, it was 7.2 percent - which means it was 15 percent greater than even this cockeyed optimist had hoped for.

The more you look at the numbers, the more remarkable they are. One key to the growth rate in the second quarter of this year was the huge increase in defense spending - which, thanks to the war in Iraq, rose a staggering 44 percent. But in the third quarter, government spending as a whole rose only 1.4 percent, which means almost all the economic growth came in the private sector.

And a lot of that growth came exactly where you would want it to come - from growth in business spending. That grew by 11 percent, which means businesses are finally shelling out big-time for new equipment. And in very short order, they will need new workers to run that equipment, which means the employment picture is on the verge of brightening considerably.

Consumer spending, which has kept the economy afloat the past two years as businesses have contracted, rose robustly as well, by almost 7 percent. And that would not have been possible without a brilliant economic plan devised by the Bush administration. More

18 posted on 10/31/2003 7:58:44 AM PST by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
Saddam's thugs tossing Iraqis from a building and beating, beheading and dismembering them in front of a mob in a public square

Just the sort of activities that thrill Jacques Chirac and Gerhardt Schroeder to the marrow, apparently.

19 posted on 10/31/2003 8:08:04 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: BigWaveBetty
What a hoot to watch these Dems stand in front of a microphone and say this Economic surge is insignifigant. Who in the world believes them?
20 posted on 10/31/2003 8:11:21 AM PST by Iowa Granny (Only 81 Days until the Iowa Caucuses,,,,, then Iowans will be rid of these DingBats!)
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To: Iowa Granny; *The GUILD
MIAMI HERALD | 31 Oct 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A high school quarterback has asked officials to erase his record-setting pass because his coach had made a deal with the opposing team to let him complete it.

Nate Hassis' Springfield Southeast High School team let Cahokia High School score a touchdown late in Saturday's game, which Cahokia won 42-20. In exchange, Cahokia made no effort to keep Haasis from completing a 37-yard pass that gave him a record.

In post-game comments Saturday, both coaches acknowledged arranging the deal during a time-out.

The completion gave Haasis 5,006 yards for his career, setting a new record for the Central State Eight Conference and making him one of 12 Illinois high school quarterbacks to pass for more than 5,000 yards.

But in a letter to the president of the conference, Haasis asked that the pass be stricken from the record books.

"While I admittedly would like to have passed the record, as I think most high school quarterbacks would, I am requesting that the Central State Eight does not include this pass in the record books," Haasis wrote.

Hassis said the yardage he passed for in his career "required a lot of cooperation and hard work from my teammates. I do not wish to diminish the accomplishments that were made in the last three years."

The conference is expected to approve Haasis' request at its monthly meeting Wednesday.
21 posted on 10/31/2003 10:59:56 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: Carolina
How exciting Carolina to be in Scotland though. It is lovely over there isn't it? I am Scottish meself, and wish so much I could visit the area! I watch BBC America a lot and it appears almost as biased to the left as CNN is! But I still prefer it to some of our newsreaders!

Happy Halloween, and welcome home. Hope you will fill us all in sometime about your adventures!
22 posted on 10/31/2003 11:12:01 AM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Happy Halloween BWB and All Guilders Everywhere!

Today is the first cool morning we have had here in the Central Valley of California. We had record heat earlier this week, but it has turned cool just in time for the kiddies to Trick or Treat tonight! From 90+ degrees on Monday and Tues, to the 60's today! Normal weather around here, Summer to winter in one week!
23 posted on 10/31/2003 11:14:16 AM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: ladyinred
Hi LIR -

Lately, I've been watching World News, which has some interesting takes on things today.

Cheers.
24 posted on 10/31/2003 11:18:47 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: lodwick
Hi yourself! Yes, the world news is very interesting at times!
25 posted on 10/31/2003 11:21:43 AM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: ladyinred
heheh - one thing I enjoy about them is that the presenters look like real people and not beauty pageant contestants.

It's really wonderful news about the change in SoCal's weather.

Go Rain Go - pour, in fact.
26 posted on 10/31/2003 11:25:52 AM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Good Halloween post. Here's another one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1011886/posts?page=2#2

Go there if you'd like to hear the (alleged) voices of ghosts--caught on tape.
27 posted on 10/31/2003 11:37:11 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Markets go up, markets go down. The country goes on. -- Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: MNLDS; *The GUILD
Quotes & Toasts of the Day ;-)

"My best birth control now is to leave the lights on." (Joan Rivers)

"My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty." (Woody Allen)

"I once made Whoopie to my wife for over an hour. Of course, that was the day we turned the clocks ahead."

28 posted on 10/31/2003 12:01:37 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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Rosie O'Donnell is a toilet-tongued, temper-tantrum-tossing tyrant whose ego led to the destruction of her Rosie magazine, a lawyer for her former publisher said yesterday. In opening statements for a multimillion dollar breach-of-contract case between magazine bigs Gruner + Jahr USA and O'Donnell, G + J lawyer Martin Hyman said the former talk-show host turned her back on the magazine when the publishers refused her directions to make it "edgy."

"She's addicted to getting her own way," Hyman said, but some of her suggestions were too bizarre to take.

"She wanted to put Mike Tyson, a convicted rapist, on the cover of this women's magazine," Hyman complained. rest of story.

29 posted on 10/31/2003 12:59:38 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
How awful it must be, to be rosie.

Why does she bother to get out of bed each morning?
30 posted on 10/31/2003 1:59:37 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: BigWaveBetty; Hillary's Lovely Legs
SD County Update:Most of the fires are either contained or being contained thanks to lower temperatures and slight rain-more rain is forecast. Many folks remain evacuated from their homes though as some areas are still not safe. Interestingly, the ones who are still at evac centers are the ones whose homes are intact but in dangerous areas. Those whose homes were lost are able to go to hotels etc because the insurance coverage allows that.

I have spent most of the day doing catch-up errands. The roads and businesses are mostly open. Things pile up when Nature intervenes.

The people of San Diego are coming through for our fire victims in a big way...all kinds of generosity and drives for food and clothes are planned. A great public outpouring of support....I love America and Americans! We are a good and generous people (for the most part!)

Victims of the Scripps Ranch fires sort through donated Halloween costumes. Thousands of items were donated by residents from around San Diego to help victims of the wildfires(AFP/Getty Images/Sandy Huffaker)

31 posted on 10/31/2003 2:57:34 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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32 posted on 10/31/2003 3:00:34 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: mountaineer; Iowa Granny; BigWaveBetty; Hillary's Lovely Legs; *GUILD
Happy Halloween everyone. I hope everyone will have a good time with all the treat or treaters.
33 posted on 10/31/2003 3:04:19 PM PST by Teacup (Have you hugged your doggies today?)
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To: ladyinred; All
Hi!
34 posted on 10/31/2003 3:08:14 PM PST by cmsgop ( "Love For Sale",.."Yummy Appetizing Love For Sale")
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To: daisyscarlett
Thanks for the update, ds. Keep us posted.
35 posted on 10/31/2003 3:13:49 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Only 81 Days until the Iowa Caucuses,,,,, then Iowans will be rid of these DingBats!)
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To: mountaineer; Iowa Granny; BigWaveBetty; Hillary's Lovely Legs; lodwick; *GUILD
I heard on the radio that in San Diego the San Diego Pardres baseball team and a few other celebs realized that all the children who's homes were burned down, won't be having Trick or Treat tonight. So they decided to gather up the kids and the community, the Padres and other celebs are throwing them a bigO party, with candy and toys and all. Pretty cool Huh? Poor kids. They've lost all their stuff. I can't even imagine how horrible that must be. God bless them.
36 posted on 10/31/2003 3:14:23 PM PST by Teacup (Have you hugged your doggies today?)
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To: Carolina
Heya! Glad your back.
37 posted on 10/31/2003 3:16:08 PM PST by Teacup (Have you hugged your doggies today?)
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To: daisyscarlett
How are you? Please keep us posted. I lived in Oceanside for 5 years. It's hard when you don't get up to the minute news as to how it's going back home.
38 posted on 10/31/2003 3:18:46 PM PST by Teacup (Have you hugged your doggies today?)
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To: Teacup
How wonderful of the Padres! You know, just when you think that some sports heroes are just fantasies of the mind, they do something like this!
39 posted on 10/31/2003 3:51:49 PM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: Iowa Granny
Kerry went pheasant hunting today. Notice that he is shooting north and the dog is pointing south.


40 posted on 10/31/2003 3:52:45 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I have a plan. I need a dead monkey, empty liquor bottles and a vacuum cleaner.)
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To: mountaineer
OMG! This Boobs thing sounds hilarious! I would be falling out of my chair laughing it is so bizarre! These women obviously have no shame! (or pride)
41 posted on 10/31/2003 3:54:11 PM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: Teacup
We are praying for no candy-beggars this evening...the dogs are poised to give them a fine welcome.

I truly dislike what this "holiday" has become.

Cheers T.
42 posted on 10/31/2003 4:06:17 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Hilarious.

That doofus claims to have been in the service?

Picture dukakis in the tank...

43 posted on 10/31/2003 4:09:27 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: lodwick
Maybe Ketchup John should look down the barrel, just to make sure it's loaded.
44 posted on 10/31/2003 4:59:44 PM PST by mountaineer
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Did you all see that shooting that occurred outside the courthouse where Robert Blake was attending a hearing in his criminal case (story here)? As a news reporter, I'm sure it was exciting for all those video crews to photograph the crime in progress - the man shooting his attorney at extremely close range - but as a human being, I'm a little perturbed no one tried to help! They all just kept the cameras rolling, and it was an off-duty auxiliary cop who finally bothered to nab the assailant as he walked away, while the lawyer lay bleeding on the ground. Good grief.
45 posted on 10/31/2003 5:04:31 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Carolina
Hey, C!

I would love to go to Scotland. What a great experience.

But my sister thought the food was AWFUL! She said they eat BAKED BEANS for BREAKFAST. Egads!
46 posted on 10/31/2003 6:05:14 PM PST by Timeout (Laizzes les bon temps roullez!)
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To: Timeout
BAKED BEANS for BREAKFAST

Well, we know that's not right. Yikes.
47 posted on 10/31/2003 6:25:59 PM PST by lodwick (Wake up, America!)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I'm certainly not an expert on pheasant hunting, but it appears to me he has a very peculiar shooting stance.
48 posted on 10/31/2003 6:27:24 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Only 81 Days until the Iowa Caucuses,,,,, then Iowans will be rid of these DingBats!)
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To: Iowa Granny
I am trying to figure out if he's wearing a hat or if it's his hair.
49 posted on 10/31/2003 6:37:49 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I have a plan. I need a dead monkey, empty liquor bottles and a vacuum cleaner.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I had to go back to look at the picture to see the hair again. I'm wondering if he has a gray stocking cap on the top of his head.

It was nippy out there today, so it's entirely possible. I am very suprised he didn't have on a blaze orange cap. I think those are mandatory in Iowa.

Do you know where he was hunting today? Surely not in Iowa.
50 posted on 10/31/2003 6:45:47 PM PST by Iowa Granny (Only 81 Days until the Iowa Caucuses,,,,, then Iowans will be rid of these DingBats!)
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