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FOTOG CATCHES W.'S POTTY-LINE VOTE AT U.N. (Not a fake, sez Condi)
New York Post ^ | September 16, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN and MARSHA KRANES

Posted on 09/16/2005 2:36:15 PM PDT by mcg1969

The usually unflappable Rice was wide-eyed when she was shown a copy of the photo yesterday during a meeting with The Post editorial board.

"Oh, my goodness . . . there are no secrets," she said, laughing.

Rice explained that when Bush handed her the note, she told him all he had to do was get up and go, and that she'd take his seat while he answered nature's call.

The Security Council session continued uninterrupted during Bush's brief absence.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; condi; potty; pottybreak
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This story has officially been deprecated from a conspiracy to commit fraud to simply another attempt by the MSM to embarrass our esteemed President. Can we lay off the forgery threads now?
1 posted on 09/16/2005 2:36:17 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: mcg1969; cyborg; martin_fierro; arasina; Constitution Day; null and void

It could have been a lot wierder.

At least the note didn't say "Daddy make boom booms?"


2 posted on 09/16/2005 2:38:22 PM PDT by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: mcg1969
Oh, my goodness . . . there are no secrets," she said, laughing.

Perfect response by Condi IMO

3 posted on 09/16/2005 2:38:44 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Republican)
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To: mcg1969

It is a fact that Reuters used photoshop to enhance the picture in order to make the writing legible.


4 posted on 09/16/2005 2:39:15 PM PDT by AmishDude (Join the AmishDude fan club: "Great point." -- AliVertias; ":-) Very clever" -- MJY1288)
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To: mcg1969
For the life of me, I have not been able to figure out what the big deal is. So the President had to go to the bathroom and discreetly asked Condi regarding the decorum.

Big deal!

What, is that supposed to be some pulizter deal now?

What a big deal about nothing.

5 posted on 09/16/2005 2:39:43 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Petronski
It could have been a lot wierder. At least the note didn't say "Daddy make boom booms?"

OR "The most Powerful Man in the World has to drain the most Powerful monster in the world "

6 posted on 09/16/2005 2:40:06 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Republican)
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To: mcg1969

Well, I would ask, "Is nothing sacred?" but that would not be accurate. More like, "Is nothing private anymore?"

That's too much.


7 posted on 09/16/2005 2:41:08 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.biblegateway.com)
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To: Jeff Head

I think the big deal is the outrageous level of disrespect for the President. They wouldn't treat Saddam Hussein that way.


8 posted on 09/16/2005 2:41:48 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" -- but there is no peace. - Patrick Henry)
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To: msnimje

Such a simple response too. Disarming.


9 posted on 09/16/2005 2:41:57 PM PDT by M203M4
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To: AmishDude
It is a fact that Reuters used photoshop to enhance the picture in order to make the writing legible.

Yes, indeed. But it is also a fact, despite what loads of FreeRepublic conspiracy theorists would have liked to believe, that the content of the note is genuine. Not 'fake but accurate', but 'photoshop enhanced, but real and accurate.'

10 posted on 09/16/2005 2:42:06 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: Jeff Head

Agreed.


11 posted on 09/16/2005 2:42:22 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Ponce de Leon is coming here to look for the fountain of dumb. DC is his first stop.)
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To: Petronski
At least the note didn't say "Daddy make boom booms?"

Clinton would've said: "Need to take a wiz. Wanna watch?"
12 posted on 09/16/2005 2:43:01 PM PDT by adorno
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To: thoughtomator

Of course not! Consider the outrage when pictures were published of our favorite dictator in his undies.


13 posted on 09/16/2005 2:43:19 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: thoughtomator
They wouldn't treat Saddam Hussein that way.

Good point!

They put Saddam on the front page in his underwear...

...to show how cruelly he'd been treated.

[spit]

14 posted on 09/16/2005 2:43:56 PM PDT by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: thoughtomator

I agree that the actual reporting of such a non-event in an effort to embarass the POTUS is the real story. It is distasteful and digusting.


15 posted on 09/16/2005 2:44:03 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: thoughtomator
I think the big deal is the outrageous level of disrespect for the President. They wouldn't treat Saddam Hussein that way.

They published pictures of Saddam in his underwear.

16 posted on 09/16/2005 2:44:16 PM PDT by SpringheelJack
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To: mcg1969

I thought that was why cowboy boots were big on top...Carry anything in you wanted to Nascar, take any "extra" (that is excessive fluids that couldn't wait for a great finish) fluids out. When is the new "for being on the go" type secret discrete boot top bottles for recycle going to come out?


17 posted on 09/16/2005 2:45:37 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: mcg1969

The FOTOG will probably put in for a Pulitzer.


18 posted on 09/16/2005 2:46:42 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: mcg1969
Can we lay off the forgery threads now?

Note might be true but a pencil does not write that dark. Reuters edited the photo to make it sensational.

19 posted on 09/16/2005 2:47:04 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: AmishDude

No, it's the fact that Reuters even considered it newsworthy in the first place.


20 posted on 09/16/2005 2:48:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mcg1969

If the media wanted to forge it, they would have had Bush writing to Condi, "Meet me for a quickie at the Plaza Hotel, 5 PM."


21 posted on 09/16/2005 2:49:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jeff Head

You're telling me. I can't believe we're still talking about this. LET IT GO, people. To the average Joe who barely follows the news it must just sound ridiculous. Which, of course, it is!


22 posted on 09/16/2005 2:49:59 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: SpringheelJack

Compare and contrast the media reaction to the two pictures, and you'll get my point.


23 posted on 09/16/2005 2:51:04 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace! Peace!" -- but there is no peace. - Patrick Henry)
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To: thoughtomator
They wouldn't treat Saddam Hussein that way. Well, uh, not to quibble, but we do know if he wears boxers or briefs after all.
24 posted on 09/16/2005 2:51:28 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: mcg1969
***This story has officially been deprecated from a conspiracy to commit fraud to simply another attempt by the MSM to embarrass our esteemed President. Can we lay off the forgery threads now?***

If you can't recognize that that was a FAKE Condi speaking - an impostor hired by the MSM - then you need to take remedial remote viewing classes my friend!!!!!

Sheesh!!!!

Viva la conspiracy!!!!
25 posted on 09/16/2005 2:51:52 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: msnimje
On another thread I mentioned that by going public with this, MS has burned one of their intel sources.

Want to bet that this is the FIRST time a photographer has used a telephoto and photoshop to read what's on the lecterns of our leadership? They published it, so the capability and intent to use the capability is known.

Except of course John Kerry. When there were questions about whether or not he had notes or a PDA during one of the debates, not a single shot was to be seen of the top of his lectern.

But, now, our leadership will take care, I'm sure, that this sort of intel failure does not happen again. Or I hope so.
26 posted on 09/16/2005 2:52:45 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: mcg1969

Ol Clintie never needed a potty break, he needed an intern break.OL Hillary never did either all she did was use depends and scream come to think of iot so does Dean.


27 posted on 09/16/2005 3:07:57 PM PDT by betsyross1776
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To: mcg1969

This is another example of poor leadership, Bush MUST resign and turn the presidency over to either Gore or Kerry.. I'm not sure which one is next in line, can someone here help me out?


28 posted on 09/16/2005 3:13:20 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: PetroniusMaximus

How could I have been so blind!


29 posted on 09/16/2005 3:13:58 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: mcg1969

Well the odd part is he went on the roof to do it so he could "piss on the UN"...don't wish we all ;>


30 posted on 09/16/2005 3:41:34 PM PDT by tophat9000 (This bulletin just in:"Chinese's Fire Drill's" will now be known as "New Orleans' Hurricane Drill's")
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To: mcg1969

Heavens to Betsy!

I'm going to swoon. I have the vapors.

The President had to take a leak.

My, my, what, they couldn't find a missing girl story or celebrity foible to devote hours and hours and days and days of news coverage? Covering Tony Blair's decision to call Kyoto an abject failure must have been too difficult.

At least we can rest assured that the editors and writers of Reuters know that a pee-pee, and probably poo-poo are REALLY BIG STORIES. (Oooo---pee-pee, Ooooo!)

PS - New York Times! Yo! I hear Brittany Spears had a C-section to "avoid the pain of natural childbirth."

Do I get paid for that tip. After all, that should be your story for next six months especially when she has to pee..


31 posted on 09/16/2005 3:47:46 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: mcg1969
This really takes the cake. I had no idea that neo con Bush had use a bathroom like common people. He should be impeached next week.
Thank goodness the media is fulfilling it's role as a watchdog.
Now, back to our protector and defender; Cindy Sheehan.
32 posted on 09/16/2005 3:52:14 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (This space available...)
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To: JockoManning

'Even presidents have private lives'
-William J. Clinton


33 posted on 09/16/2005 3:58:38 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: adorno

*** Clinton would've said: "Need to take a wiz. Wanna watch?" ***

Or 'Wanna hold it?'


34 posted on 09/16/2005 4:00:15 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism is economic oppression)
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To: Jeff Head

My thoughts exactly.


35 posted on 09/16/2005 4:01:40 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: AmishDude
The use of photoshop is bad journalism practice and akin to fraud. This is another example of Bush being too much of a gentleman: He pissed in the UN rather than on it as he should have.
36 posted on 09/16/2005 4:05:38 PM PDT by Shqipo (And so the great battle starts...)
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To: mcg1969

I never thought it was a forgery but why are there 2 writing styles?


37 posted on 09/16/2005 4:09:57 PM PDT by tiki
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To: The Brush
Bush MUST resign and turn the presidency over to either Gore or Kerry.. I'm not sure which one is next in line, can someone here help me out?

The line of succession is clear in a case like this. The last President takes over, which would put Billy Jeff in the Oval Office except that he's in the sink room at the moment...

38 posted on 09/16/2005 4:14:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mcg1969; AmishDude; Echo Talon
Now, as for the fact that the photo was enhanced using PhotoShop, consider this CNSNews article on the photo.

According to the person who did the Photoshopping, "This is a standard practice for news photos... and the picture was not manipulated in any other way.

According to a Washington-based Reuters editor, the particular type of editing done is NOT permitted. "We have corporate rules against that and anybody who did that would be, would be fired immediately."

Seems there is some conflict on that point. I have to be honest: I actually believe the Photoshopper. When I read the CNSNews article carefully, I detect a bit of "bad polling". That is, I think they asked the Reuters editor a stronger question about "doctoring" of a photo. As conservative-friendly as CNS News is, they're not always the most professional.

And more importantly, what is NOT in question is the content of the note; it was as pictured.

39 posted on 09/16/2005 4:20:21 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: mcg1969
I have a feeling that our esteemed President is getting a good laugh out of this. He has a great sense of humor and a very thick skin.
40 posted on 09/16/2005 4:22:20 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: mcg1969
I feel cropping is fine.
Enhancing a photo for brightness/contrast and color is fine as well IF the whole photograph is enhanced and not just select areas. That would cover this "note" and womens makeup as well.
41 posted on 09/16/2005 4:28:39 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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To: msnimje

I thought Cheney had that.

;-)


42 posted on 09/16/2005 4:31:28 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: OpusatFR
PS - New York Times! Yo! I hear Brittany Spears had a C-section to "avoid the pain of natural childbirth."

I know, I read......

"She hates pain"

IMO, she is doing a poor impersonation of a human.

43 posted on 09/16/2005 4:38:23 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: adorno

Clinton would have asked for a warm hand.


44 posted on 09/16/2005 4:41:26 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (From the rainbow center of the bluest part of a good Red State)
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To: proud_yank

Maybe the MSM should read the kids book, "Everyone Poops".


45 posted on 09/16/2005 4:41:38 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Jeff Head

Which paper will be first to get the urinal pic?


46 posted on 09/16/2005 4:46:02 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: proud_yank

BJ Who?


47 posted on 09/16/2005 4:59:34 PM PDT by JockoManning (http://www.biblegateway.com)
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To: gitmo

"Which paper will be first to get the urinal pic?"

Yeah, if this qualifies as a "story," then a web cam mounted under the lip of a urinal to catch the Presidential Johnson (not to be confused with President Johnson. Well......) cannot be far behind.

I wonder if Reuters was so convinced of the President's divinity that they thought he never went to the bathroom?

One good thing it shows though: even a story as lame as this bumps BullSheehan off the newspapers! LOL!


48 posted on 09/16/2005 5:24:17 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (The ACLU empowers terrorists and criminals, weakens America, and degrades our society.)
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To: mcg1969
Since I have been ill for a few days, this topic is new to me.
Gads!
It's a good thing POTUS doesn't internally IM his staff!
When I think of the terms and methods used by previous employers to interrupt unproductive meetings...
Oh well, this incident just proves beyond all possible doubt that Dr. Rice is NOT President Bush's personal assistant.
His P.A. would have interrupted prior to his needing to express a physical requirement!
Where was Rove? LOL!
49 posted on 09/16/2005 5:35:10 PM PDT by sarasmom (As President Bush is more powerful than God-we must all redirect our prayers/.sarcasm)
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To: mcg1969

He should of got up, dropped his drawers on the Floor of the UN in front of everyone, and urinated and defecated right there, then go to the mike and tell the thugs and goons at the UN to shove it.


50 posted on 09/16/2005 6:21:57 PM PDT by wrathof59 ("to the Everlasting Glory of the Infantry".........Robert A Heinlein)
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