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Stupid question, excellent response
Jan.26/13 | Dartman

Posted on 01/26/2013 1:50:45 PM PST by Dartman

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For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian. General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you have to love this! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. In a portion of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL COSGROVE:! We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL COSGROVE:I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL COSGROVE:I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER:But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL COSGROVE:Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you? The radiocast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, this interview was over.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: australia; guns; kids

1 posted on 01/26/2013 1:50:55 PM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Grrrr ...my picture didn’t work !


2 posted on 01/26/2013 1:52:00 PM PST by Dartman
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To: Dartman

Excellent retort! In the same vein as Churchill, IMO.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 1:54:01 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: Dartman

According to Snopes.com the story has been around, with nationality variations, since 2007. There is a good chance the story is apocryphal.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 2:00:57 PM PST by doyle
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To: Dartman
Great reply!


5 posted on 01/26/2013 2:01:17 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Dartman

This is false according to Snopes.com


6 posted on 01/26/2013 2:01:48 PM PST by johnnyd
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To: johnnyd

It may or may not be false, but snopes.com is a political liar in favor of the democrats, so citing snopes is little more convincing than citing Felix the Cat


7 posted on 01/26/2013 2:05:19 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dartman

That comeback was Churchillian.


8 posted on 01/26/2013 2:18:59 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Dartman

P-I-N-G!!!!


9 posted on 01/26/2013 2:24:42 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: doyle
Well, I did some looking around and it seems your suspicions are correct. I guess I should have checked first. However, it is a good story, and the real General Peter Cosgrove is a heck of a guy!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cosgrove

10 posted on 01/26/2013 2:47:25 PM PST by Dartman
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To: yldstrk
It may or may not be false, but snopes.com is a political liar in favor of the democrats, so citing snopes is little more convincing than citing Felix the Cat

HEY, WATCH IT.....Felix the Cat is the mascot of Logansport High School...Indiana....oldest mascot in the state, and Felix NEVER lies!!!

11 posted on 01/26/2013 3:03:58 PM PST by terycarl
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Oh, so sorry, had no clue, I actually love Felix the Cat


12 posted on 01/26/2013 4:58:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dartman
GENERAL COSGROVE: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute,
but you're not one, are you? The radiocast went silent for 46 seconds
and when it returned, this interview was over.
one thing is true/revealed about this thread/post...
there ARE both female (&/ male) pressititute in Australia
Media this comment reveals a truth
...Liberalism/Jihad-ism,
Is a Worldwide Scourge to Western Civilization

13 posted on 01/26/2013 5:49:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: johnnyd
This is false according to Snopes.com

Snopes.com is a major Liberal Buzz.Kill!

Regards,
GtG

14 posted on 01/26/2013 6:48:25 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: yldstrk
Ref: Felix the Cat

I can remember watching Felix the Cat on the old Black & white Television as a kid.

I always felt that Felix the Cat was a friend.

yldstrk, you're no Felix the Cat. /end of sarcasm.

[Copy / ripoff of the---- Historical reference to the famous “Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy” remark from the 1988 vice presidential debate between Lloyd Bentsen (DemocRAT) and Dan Quayle, a RepublicRAT.]

For those not familiar with this Tid-Bit of history, it can be seen @: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/10/11/jack-kennedy-at-the-debate/

The line “Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy” was a gotcha that night. was a friend.

15 posted on 01/27/2013 2:08:44 AM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Stanwood_Dave
Last sentence should be / read:

The line “Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy” was a gotcha that night. was a friend.

16 posted on 01/27/2013 2:11:32 AM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Stanwood_Dave

I know I am not as adorable as Felix but are you saying I am not your friend and if so how is that an issue in this conversation?


17 posted on 01/27/2013 6:40:35 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
I just saw the chance to use the line "Your no Jack Kennedy" and MAYBE teach about that line, nothing more, nothing less was intended.

Sorry that you took it more to heart, then what was meant.

Again, please do accept my apologizes.

18 posted on 01/29/2013 1:00:54 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Stanwood_Dave

hey I am just happy to find someone else who knows about ole Felix


19 posted on 01/29/2013 4:20:01 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Felix the Cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat ...


20 posted on 01/29/2013 4:26:54 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

He is awesome isn’t he


21 posted on 01/29/2013 4:39:33 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cboldt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxrohmQU7n8


22 posted on 01/29/2013 4:41:13 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Watch this one it is fab!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GL1FvCCaJo


23 posted on 01/29/2013 4:49:23 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Heh. I don't much care for that modern one.

Amazing that part of the jingle can stick so well, after so many years. I bet I haven't seen or heard Felix for 40+ years.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_v9Skwpcis

There is at least one other youtube version that has "wonderful wonderful cat" and "bag of tricks."

24 posted on 01/29/2013 5:18:34 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

so cute


25 posted on 01/29/2013 6:34:02 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dartman

Really ?? Snopes?? I’ve heard snopes is a bunch of left wing liars. I don’t believe anything the put out!


26 posted on 02/05/2013 1:51:25 PM PST by Mier (Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent!! "Jim Quinn")
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