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1 posted on 12/14/2005 11:05:37 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Rue Brittania!


2 posted on 12/14/2005 11:06:46 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: neverdem

I agree. Whatever happen to British stoicism--and standards?


3 posted on 12/14/2005 11:07:53 AM PST by American Quilter (Why doesn't the government have to pay taxes on its income?)
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To: neverdem
Why is it that popular icons of the sixties’ counter-culture seem exempt from all criticism?

Because their peers control most of the MSM.

4 posted on 12/14/2005 11:08:03 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("When government does too much, nobody else does much of anything." -- Mark Steyn)
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To: neverdem

He was still the best player I ever saw. What a shame he wasted such talent.


5 posted on 12/14/2005 11:09:53 AM PST by Right Wing Professor (...just call me Pangloss)
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To: neverdem

Sports fanaticism gone too far. Reminds me of my senior year in college, as the OJ trial was winding down, and the eventual verdict. It wasn't as much a black vs. white thing as it was a sports thing. Maybe it was just my perception of people in my immediate vicinity, but diehard football fans seemed to give him more of a pass than the rest of us.


6 posted on 12/14/2005 11:13:47 AM PST by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: neverdem

"Why is it that popular icons of the sixties’ counter-culture seem exempt from all criticism?"


Because, more than 2000 years later, we still love our gladiators.


7 posted on 12/14/2005 11:17:24 AM PST by Blzbba ("Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart" - Ashe, Housewares)
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To: neverdem

It's not any different from the millions who worshipped Mickey Mantle, even though he drank like a fish, cheated on his wife, and was terrible to the fans.


8 posted on 12/14/2005 11:39:35 AM PST by NYCVirago
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To: neverdem
No one dared say that soccer, however well played, remains relatively low on the scale of human accomplishments,

It actually remains relatively low on the scale of sport accomplishments as well.

just as no one dared say, in the days after Diana’s death, that her life had not been a model of selflessness.

No one dared say that she was a slut, either.

9 posted on 12/14/2005 12:58:19 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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It's all the same as when any high-viz person gets HIV, he is hailed as "courageous."

How does getting infected with HIV show courage?

Whatever.


11 posted on 12/14/2005 1:11:30 PM PST by wouldntbprudent
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