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The Guild 4-30-2004 Home Alone

Posted on 04/30/2004 4:50:34 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty

What pets do when they're home alone.



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For your enjoyment, the I Hate John Kerry photo album
1 posted on 04/30/2004 4:50:35 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; mountaineer; Timeout; ClancyJ; BlessedAmerican; daisyscarlett; Rheo; ...
Good Morning!
2 posted on 04/30/2004 4:51:01 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
You're not the boss of me.

I assume your tagline is a quote from one of these wonderful dogs or cats.   ;-)

3 posted on 04/30/2004 4:58:14 AM PDT by jigsaw (God Bless FreeRepublic.)
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To: All
Dr. Phil could soon be sharing the Paramount lot with another doc: Howard Dean (news - web sites).

While everything's still in the early talking stages, the former Democratic presidential candidate is mulling the idea of hosting his own syndicated gabfest. He's hooked up with ex-Big Ticket TV topper Larry Lyttle ("Judge Judy") and longtime political consultant Gerald Rafshoon, who would likely serve as exec producers of a pilot for any such project.

Dean is in Hollywood this week, and he's taking meetings with execs at Viacom-owned Paramount Domestic Television. Lyttle is still based on the Par lot, and he's helping Dean make the connection with the studio.

Lyttle spent much of last year working as a consultant for another former presidential candidate, Joe Lieberman (news - web sites). He and Rafshoon are also in talks with several other Washington insiders about opening a bicoastal political consulting group; company will likely have a media unit that would produce a few projects per year.

But Dean seems interested in going in a completely different direction.

"The last thing we're going to talk about is politics," Lyttle said. "We'd talk about a myriad of other things instead of politics." More

4 posted on 04/30/2004 4:59:13 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: jigsaw
Actually it came from my daughter when she was young, that's what she'd say to some of the bossy type friends. However, from some of the looks I get from my cats, it would be safe to assume they're thinking it.
5 posted on 04/30/2004 5:03:07 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
I know my cat invites ever other cat in the neighborhood over when we're gone. What's worse is that I'm certain they take their fur off. I just haven't been able to find the hidden zipper.....
6 posted on 04/30/2004 5:06:01 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: BigWaveBetty
lol...In other words, your cats probably learned it from your daughter.
7 posted on 04/30/2004 5:12:20 AM PDT by jigsaw (God Bless FreeRepublic.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I'm certain they take their fur off.

Well, it is hotter than Haites down here. :-)

8 posted on 04/30/2004 5:26:05 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Absolutely wonderful pet pics - thank you!

(I needed that.)
9 posted on 04/30/2004 5:34:41 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Bob Kerrey was on The Daily Show.

[snip]
Catapulted back into the limelight thanks to the mass murder of 3,000 innocent men, women, and children, Kerrey took advantage of his terrorist-induced celebrity to appear on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Now, it would be one thing if Kerrey used his privileged position to inform Stewart's younger audience of the gravity of the 9/11 panel's task. But instead, Kerrey yukked it up. First, he dished with Stewart about President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney's upcoming private meeting with the commission. When Stewart mocked the president's "buddy system," Kerrey guffawed: "He is bringing his buddy, that's exactly right, for safety." Emboldened by audience applause, Kerrey riffed that it was more like "Screw you, buddy." Asked by Stewart whether people were really blaming each other over the terrorist attacks during closed hearings, Kerrey snorted: "Oh, Jee-zus, yeah." More audience approval. (Taking the Lord's name in vain is always good for a few cheap laughs.)

Next, echoing a profanity uttered earlier in the show, Kerrey blurted out with a clownish grin: "Life is [expletive bleeped]." When Stewart proposed that Kerrey ask the vice president, "What the [expletive bleeped] is wrong with you people?" Kerrey cracked up and promised to use the question. And when Stewart called Attorney General John Ashcroft a "big [expletive bleeped]," Kerrey chortled some more.

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The part Malkin left out was how Kerrey condemed AG Ashcroft for pointing fingers at Gorelick.

I thought the commission's job was to find out why 9/11 happened. Silly me.

10 posted on 04/30/2004 5:35:50 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: lodwick
You're welcome!

I almost forgot! There's a war going on!

During a week when Iraqi war coverage has dominated the cable news shows and led the networks' evening news programs, newsman Ted Koppel said he thinks Americans need to be 'reminded' of what is going on in Iraq.

In a Friday morning interview, Koppel said that's why he plans to read the names of more than 700 American troops killed in Iraq on Friday night's "Nightline." Link

11 posted on 04/30/2004 5:40:49 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
I despise these people.
12 posted on 04/30/2004 5:50:10 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
You've just been brainwashed by the Bush attak machine.

Taking the GOP Bait, Hook, Line and Stinker

There was a surreal moment at a serious Manhattan dinner party Tuesday night when 12 power players who had all been talking at once about the mess in Iraq suddenly fell silent to listen to the waiter. He dove in shortly after he had served the coconut cake with lemon dessert -- perhaps to give moral support to the only Republican present, who was beginning to flag. Or perhaps he just thought it might be helpful for the guests to hear from one of the Ordinary Americans whose unhappiness with the status quo they are in the habit of earnestly invoking.

"I'm from the suburbs," he announced, "and I'm voting for Bush."

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The Republican attack machine -- again -- has made the right calculation: Hit 'em with trivia. Bait the hook with the absurd "issue" of whether it was medals or ribbons that Kerry hurled over the wall when he was a 27-year-old hothead. Then watch the media bite -- they'll do it every time -- and let Kerry rise to it and blow it. Presto, a thrice-wounded, decorated war hero running against a president who went missing from the National Guard is suddenly muddying up his own record on the morning talk shows. Shades of 2000, when Bush jokily bowled oranges down the aisle of his campaign plane while Gore argued about whether he did or didn't say he invented the Internet. Whole juicy story.

13 posted on 04/30/2004 5:59:08 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Perusing the newspapers: Cindy Adams reports Camilla Parker-Bowles, longtime smoker, has lung cancer. PageSix says Teresa was seen dining in NYC with Alan and Melinda Blinken. He ran for U.S. Senate in Idaho in 2002. Apparently, he has as much connection to Idaho as Hillary had to NY, and lost to Republican Larry Craig.

MOBY HAD an indecent proposal for President Bush on Wednesday night at the WEDrock benefit for same-sex marriage rights at Crobar. (We can't repeat it here, but think Bill and Monica.) Also showing their support were Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Lou Reed and John Cameron Mitchell ... NY Daily News

14 posted on 04/30/2004 6:15:42 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
WEDrock benefit for same-sex marriage rights

Benefit? Doesn't that usually imply asking for money for some charity? Why does the homosexual crowd need money for this? Homosexuals, per capita, tend to be much more wealthy than the typical American because they don't have kids to feed, clothe and educate!

When I preview this, I'm getting a hyperlink to the word 'sexual'. The first time it was marriage and it opened a wedding planner page. I have no idea what 'sexual' will open, and frankly I don't WANT to know! ;o)

15 posted on 04/30/2004 6:29:06 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: mountaineer
I want to see Moby to voice his proposal for President Bush to these Marines.

U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force pose atop their light armor vehicle as they move out of their position near the town of Falluja, April 30, 2004. U.S. Marines handed control of Falluja to a former general in Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s feared Republican Guard on Friday in bid to end a month-long siege that has killed hundreds [Terrorists perhaps?]in the city and infuriated Iraqis. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

16 posted on 04/30/2004 6:33:00 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Notice how Ted Koppel wants to read the names of the 500+ U.S. troops killed in combat, just in case anyone hasn't noticed we're at war, but he and his cohorts at the major news outlets never mention how many (thousands) of the enemy we've killed? Gee, that might give people the impression we're actually winning, and we can't have that!
17 posted on 04/30/2004 6:50:06 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: SuziQ
KERRY STUMPED John Kerry is on the campaign trail. Aides admit at a recent media event, he didn't throw a silver dollar across the Potomac. It was just a ribbon.
18 posted on 04/30/2004 6:56:17 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you are driving the monkey to the airport!)
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To: mountaineer
WHAT'S UP WITH THE PURPLE EYESHADOW!!!


19 posted on 04/30/2004 6:57:10 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you are driving the monkey to the airport!)
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Here's a pic of our Ohio/WV gettogether yesterday.
20 posted on 04/30/2004 7:03:39 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
Camilla Parker-Bowles, longtime smoker, has lung cancer.

My mother, a life time smoker, has also been diagnosed with lung cancer and will be having the lower portion of her right lung removed.

To any of you who smoke, ask yourself, " Is it worth it?" Is sucking on a cigarette worth having your lung removed and dying? Is it worth it to have your family lose their mother, grandmother, daughter or wife?

Is smoking worth death?

21 posted on 04/30/2004 7:04:57 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you are driving the monkey to the airport!)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
I think Hillary let Chelsea experiment on her eyelids with the free samples Donatella gave her.
22 posted on 04/30/2004 7:09:21 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Is smoking worth death?

Amen to that.

23 posted on 04/30/2004 7:12:25 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
Nice! Thanks for the linkage.
24 posted on 04/30/2004 7:16:53 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Dittos on the smoking. My Mama smoked for almost 40 years, ironically, it was her OB-GYN who got her smoking to calm her down during her fourth pregnancy! She finally developed lung problems and quit. She's almost made it to 85, and thankfully hasn't developed cancer, but she has Alzheimer's. Frankly don't know which is worse.

Sir SuziQ's Mom died from lung cancer in 2000. She also smoked for over 40 years. His sister STILL smokes. We keep nagging her, but I guess she'll quit when she wants to. She's single and has a high pressure job, so she uses the cigs as a calm down thing, too. I hope she'll quit before it's too late!

25 posted on 04/30/2004 8:14:41 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BigWaveBetty
U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force pose atop their light armor vehicle as they move out of their position near the town of Falluja

Ya just gotta LOVE them guys!!

26 posted on 04/30/2004 8:15:52 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
ABC's The Note reports:
Jackie Calmes' Washington Wire has the long-awaited Kerry bio spots hitting a TV screen near you next week.

"Next week he airs TV ads on his life, after weeks of negative Bush campaign ads. An aide says campaign surveys show Kerry remains unfamiliar; many voters don't know he saw Vietnam combat."

LOL! What a dillema for the sKerry campaign. They have to know everyone's sick of his telling us he's a war hero, but they also think "many voters" don't know about it!
27 posted on 04/30/2004 8:43:20 AM PDT by Timeout (Weren't none of us recently fell off a turnip truck)
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To: BigWaveBetty
During a week when Iraqi war coverage has dominated the cable news shows and led the networks' evening news programs, newsman Ted Koppel said he thinks Americans need to be 'reminded' of what is going on in Iraq.

Odd, he doesn't seem interested in airing videos of the World Trade Center attack showing people jumping out of windows. Apparently Ted doesn't think footage showing 3,000 civilians being killed is something we should be 'reminded' of.

28 posted on 04/30/2004 8:44:00 AM PDT by MaeWest
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To: Timeout
They have to know everyone's sick of his telling us he's a war hero, but they also think "many voters" don't know about it!

Bring the ads on, that way MORE people will get sick of him!

29 posted on 04/30/2004 8:55:12 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BigWaveBetty
Howie Carr's latest...Kerry family's deep pockets

My favorite line: "We're all learning so much in this campaign about the kind of lifestyle that is created when a gigolo marries a gold-digger."

30 posted on 04/30/2004 9:05:56 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: mountaineer
I despise these people.

You said it...this has been a week to raise everyone's despicability of them...From McDermott's pledge (and I am just as enraged that he did not cover his heart while leading the pledge as to him leaving out "under God"); to those idiotic duffers in the Senate calling Cheney a "chicken hawk; to Kerrey and Hamilton walking out on the 9/11 meet with the President; to Ted Koppell (who wants to be known as this war's Walter Cronkite-it won't work, we have seen many images of our brave men dying in the war zones, we certainly know the cost of war, what a pompous jerk he is.

BWB, thanks for the pet photos, a wonderful thread after a disheartening week.

31 posted on 04/30/2004 9:19:41 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
Prayers up for your Mom to have a successful surgery and outcome.

I read an exerpt recently on the latest Jackie O tome and was surprised to learn that Jackie was a lifelong smoker and there was always a pack of Pall Mall's by her side. When she was diagnosed with cancer, supposedly Caroline cried out in anguish "Mom, now will you quit smoking?". I guess she did, but she passed away shortly after.

32 posted on 04/30/2004 9:22:17 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: MaeWest
Instapundit wishes Ted Koppel would devote a program to reading all the names associated with the oil-for-food scandal. Good idea.
33 posted on 04/30/2004 9:25:43 AM PDT by Timeout (Weren't none of us recently fell off a turnip truck)
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To: Timeout
Here's a question or two for you...

Kerry was vetted for the VP slot under Gore and supposedly did not pass muster. So how can he be President if he was not good enough for VP?

Also, Kerry said his search for a VP would be "secret" cauz of his humiliation when Gore publicized he was looking at him and then rejected him. But his staff is doing a very public vetting of Edwards, Gephardt, Graham et al? Everyone but Richardson who is being pointedly "left out". And this at a time when his campaign is being pegged as not white enough?

34 posted on 04/30/2004 9:26:21 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Endeavor; All
Kentucky Derby is tomorrow...Smarty Jones is one of the favs and is being compared to Seabiscuit...he fractured his head when he was two years old and gets no respect even though he has won all of his races so far.

As far as hats go, rain is predicted...bummer...

GO BABY GO


35 posted on 04/30/2004 9:47:44 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
I just can't get interested in the veep coverage. I think he'll announce it in May rather than wait for the convention, but all this talk right now is just speculation.

Mountaineer:
I still think there's something suspicious about Kerry's health. He often looks haggard and pale. This little item was in ABC Ed O'Keefe's report:

After one of the most aggressive weeks of campaigning since he gained a numerical lock on the nomination, Kerry jumps off the campaign trail this weekend.

The well-earned break [?!] may be necessary as Kerry began to look tired Thursday, even coughing and sneezing through a series of five radio interviews.

Wasn't he "down" last weekend? Remember the metrosexual biking photos?
36 posted on 04/30/2004 10:14:16 AM PDT by Timeout (Weren't none of us recently fell off a turnip truck)
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To: Timeout
He seems to be taking a lot of "well-earned" breaks, from the snowboarding vacation to the supposed shoulder surgery. I agree, he doesn't look terribly healthy. Maybe he caught a case of black lung from his visit to the coal mine in my neighborhood Monday.
37 posted on 04/30/2004 10:22:59 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer

38 posted on 04/30/2004 11:20:00 AM PDT by Timeout (Weren't none of us recently fell off a turnip truck)
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To: Timeout; *The GUILD

39 posted on 04/30/2004 2:19:07 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: BigWaveBetty

My favorite pet. If I had a pet.


40 posted on 04/30/2004 2:40:17 PM PDT by Fintan ( 1950)
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To: *The GUILD
Have y'all been over to the thread posted by MRS. Ceegar Guy? He's with his family now and recovering well. (If you missed the news, he was wounded on his 2nds tour in Iraq and lost an eye.)

His wife searched out FR after receiving our cards and now she has registered and posted a thank you thread. She's been reading our threads to him.

Head over there and send your best wishes.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1127351/posts

41 posted on 04/30/2004 3:24:40 PM PDT by Timeout (Weren't none of us recently fell off a turnip truck)
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To: BigWaveBetty
Hey, I'm just back from Seattle and off to Maine tomorrow but I wanted you guys to know about a MoveOn.org tv spot I saw out in Wash state this week. It shows all these photos of John Kerry in uniform and of the kind of boat he drove in Vietnam and talks about what a courageous guy he was and then it shows Bush with a smirky smile in his National Guard uniform and lists all his supposed "no shows" at Guard mtgs et al. I was pretty ticked and I felt it was rather ironic that Kerry had just decided (yeah right) to "take the gloves off" and go after Bush's war record and within a couple of days, pow, there's this ad. I'm certainly not naive enough to believe they ginned this spot up in 3 days. Kerry is such a fop. MoveOn.org is something to watch -- and counter.
42 posted on 04/30/2004 8:01:16 PM PDT by Endeavor (Don't count your Hatch before it chickens)
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To: Fintan
Your pet........courtesy of Dow Corning.
43 posted on 04/30/2004 8:12:34 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you're driving the monkey to the airport.)
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To: daisyscarlett
DS -

I've been away from news and the internet all week traveling and didn't take my computer w/me. I didn't know anything about kerrey and hamilton walking out on the pres - what's up with that?

Also re: Derby tomorrow -- my money's on Smarty Jones! I'm back on a plane tomorrow afternoon but hopefully will catch the Derby on a layover at O'Hare. If not, will you yell for the both of us for Smarty? (Hope you have a lovely hat for the race! Have a mint julep on me.)
44 posted on 04/30/2004 8:19:30 PM PDT by Endeavor (Don't count your Hatch before it chickens)
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To: mountaineer
John McCain doesn't look healthy. The swelling on the left side of his face looks to have enlarged. They stripped all those lymph nodes on that side when they did the melanoma removal, which accounts for a lot if not all of the swelling. But it seems to have grown more pronounced, and his left eye looks to be affected by it. When you remove a melanoma lesion, you try to make as wide and deep of an excision as possible. That's kinda hard to do on the face, where multiple nerves and little "free" tissue exists.

The other thing about McCain - he was on tv (LKL or something) two or three days after his wife had the stroke. He was hawking his book. Wouldn't you think the guy'd be at his wife's side for at least a week after such a traumatic event?
45 posted on 04/30/2004 8:28:16 PM PDT by Endeavor (Don't count your Hatch before it chickens)
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To: mountaineer; Hillary's Lovely Legs; lodwick; Iowa Granny; Aggie Mama; SuzyQ; Timeout; MaeWest; ...
This is the best article I've read in months: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/

Don't miss it!
46 posted on 04/30/2004 8:52:50 PM PDT by Endeavor (Don't count your Hatch before it chickens)
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To: Endeavor
Several people commented on McCain seemingly worrying more about face time on TV than on his incapacitated wife. Strange.
47 posted on 05/01/2004 5:59:47 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: All
Photos of our party for the president Thursday in Ohio, here.
48 posted on 05/01/2004 6:10:35 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Endeavor
"Don't gallantly bend to kiss my little cheek when I just carried your sorry ass for three hours."

***

PN is such a fine writer, and observer/commentator on our sick society...thank you for the linkage, E.
49 posted on 05/01/2004 6:43:23 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: mountaineer
Very nice - and the campus ALMOST made me want to enroll for a few hours.
50 posted on 05/01/2004 6:49:02 AM PDT by lodwick
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