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Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones (100 megaton nuclear powered vomit bag warning alert)
monsters and critics dot com ^ | 8-18-06 | Laszlo Trankovits, proudly displaying his kneepads

Posted on 08/18/2006 10:51:48 AM PDT by doug from upland

Clinton turns 60: Second wind with the Stones By Laszlo Trankovits Aug 18, 2006, 12:20 GMT

Washington - Bill Clinton is a master of self invention.

Nearly every American knows the photograph of the star-struck 16- year-old youth, worshipfully shaking the hand of President John F Kennedy - symbolic of his teenage dream to live in the White House someday.

Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency, Clinton is still mining the suggestive power of photographs. His picture is everywhere - at the AIDS conference in Toronto with Bill Gates, in Southeast Asia with the elder President George HW Bush visiting the tsunami devastation, and soon, at a private concert with the rock idol of the 1960s - the Rolling Stones.

Bill Clinton turns 60 on Saturday, but the celebration will only reach its climax with the Stones' performance on October 29 in Manhattan's Beacon Theatre - three days after Senator Hillary Clinton's 59th birthday.

Between now and then, Clinton will roll out a series of events that will not only boost his fame and public image - but also make money for his good-deeds foundation that has brokered cheaper AIDS medications, clean air agreements and an anti-obesity programme in the nation's schools.

In many ways, it's typical of how the US baby boom generation is entering retirement - rockin', rollin', and still on the move without a thought of sitting in a rockin' chair. US President George W Bush turned 60 in July with less fanfare.

But for Clinton, turning 60 is harder than it looks.

'I hate it, but it's true,' Clinton said at the world AIDS conference in Toronto earlier this week. 'For most of my working life, I was the youngest person doing what I was doing. Then one day I woke up and I was the oldest person in every room.'

Soon, Clinton often hints, he may even start a second political career. That at least is the message from jokes about his becoming the country's 'First Gentleman' - a play on the idea of his role if wife Hillary were elected president in 2008.

What other ambitions remain for a man who is one of the most popular presidents ever of the United States - both at home and abroad? Secretary General of the United Nations, perhaps. Or winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Los Angeles Times suggested recently.

No matter how unrealistic such dreams may be, there's little chance that Clinton will fade into political retirement, even if he can cash in up to 350,000 dollars for his public appearances, and even if he is temporarily felled by his health, as happened with his open heart surgery in 2004.

His ambitious spirit remains unbroken, and the wild success of his memoirs, selling like hotcakes with 1 million copies around the world, is proof of what the world expects.

Clinton has led a charmed life, despite the public controversy over his love affairs.

As the country's 42nd president, Clinton reaped the profits of the world economic boom as Eastern Europe disentangled from the Soviet Union and started to thrive. The charismatic Democrat's deliberate, somewhat conservative policies brought the country into the 21st Century.

He reformed social welfare and demanded that citizens take on more responsibility for themselves. His budgets became leaner while public coffers brimmed over with revenues from the emerging high tech boom.

Along with the non-bloody intervention in Haiti to oust a military government, Clinton also led Middle East diplomacy that was successful for a while at least, and brought home the Dayton Accords to end the war in Bosnia.

Clinton however provoked bitterness among his enemies - the political and religious right wing. The liberal, life-loving politician was charged with abuse of office and questionable womanizing affairs when he was governor of Arkansas, and the nickname 'Slick Willy' stuck.

Finally, his affair with the White House intern Monica Lewinsky became a fait accompli of sorts. He only narrowly dodged being removed from office for false testimony before Congress. The sordid details of the Lewinsky affair splashed across newspapers and television for years on end.

But despite even those hurdles, Clinton has sailed through to popularity.

Clinton is the classic example of success in the American meritocracy. With hard work and good grades, he rose above a poor background to graduate from the elite Yale University, then becoming governor of Arkansas.

In 1992, he did the unthinkable, ousting incumbent Republican George HW Bush, the father of the current president. These days, the two men are friends who pursue humanitarian interests and play golf.

If his cap is set for another residency at the White House, it would be on the coattails of Hillary, his wife of 31 years who cashed in on her First Lady fame to become elected senator from New York state.

But playing second fiddle would not be easy for Clinton, if it comes to that.


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This may be the biggest barf alert article I've ever seen. This guy has kneepads of gold and probably stained shirts. A closet full.
1 posted on 08/18/2006 10:51:55 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

He looks 80.


2 posted on 08/18/2006 10:53:52 AM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: doug from upland

Yep, Laszlo really sucks hard!


3 posted on 08/18/2006 10:54:20 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: doug from upland
Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency.....

Spectacularly incompetent and traitorous, that is.

4 posted on 08/18/2006 10:54:58 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: doug from upland
Bill Clinton turns 60 on Saturday, but the celebration will only reach its climax ...

Unfortunate wording.

With the headline mentioning "Stones," I thought it was referring to kidney stones.

5 posted on 08/18/2006 10:55:19 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: doug from upland
Hillary, his wife of 31 years who cashed in on her First Lady fame to become elected senator from New York state.

Allow me to fix something.

Hillary, his wife of convenience of 31 years who cashed in on her First Lady fame to become elected senator from New York state.

6 posted on 08/18/2006 10:56:40 AM PDT by DuxFan4ever (The next rational liberal I meet will be the first.)
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To: doug from upland
US President George W Bush turned 60 in July with less fanfare.

More evidence that Republicans show more decency than the average Democrat ex-president.

7 posted on 08/18/2006 10:56:53 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: doug from upland
'For most of my working life

When did Clinton ever work?

8 posted on 08/18/2006 10:57:54 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Perdogg

Even so, he still looks younger than Helen Thomas.


9 posted on 08/18/2006 10:58:11 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: doug from upland

10 posted on 08/18/2006 10:58:17 AM PDT by meandog (While Clinton isn't fit even to scrape Reagan's shoes, Bush will never fill them!)
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To: doug from upland

I made it to the part about clinton's "spectacular presidency" before I threw up.


11 posted on 08/18/2006 10:58:40 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: doug from upland
Slick's 8-Year Administration Legacy!


12 posted on 08/18/2006 10:59:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: doug from upland
Clinton has led a charmed life

Well, if that's what you want to call a life empowered and blessed by Satan.

13 posted on 08/18/2006 10:59:09 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: doug from upland

Megaton barfer for sure Doug.


14 posted on 08/18/2006 10:59:55 AM PDT by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: doug from upland
Laszlo Trankovitz


15 posted on 08/18/2006 11:00:02 AM PDT by GunnyHartman (The DNC, misunderestimating Dubya's strategery since 2000.)
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To: doug from upland
Clinton is the classic example of success in the American meritocracy

More like the success of American mediocrity.

16 posted on 08/18/2006 11:00:45 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: doug from upland
Hope he has the nads to 'inhale' this time and admit it.

Of course oral sex is not sex by order of the former POTUS.

17 posted on 08/18/2006 11:00:49 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: firehat

Come over here and take aim.


18 posted on 08/18/2006 11:01:14 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: doug from upland
Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency...

I almost hurled at this point. Had to stop.

19 posted on 08/18/2006 11:01:35 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: TexasCajun
Slick's 8-Year Administration Legacy!

There would need to be a chimpanzee with a cigar.

20 posted on 08/18/2006 11:03:05 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: doug from upland
jokes about his becoming the country's 'First Gentleman'

Clinton will never be any kind of gentleman.

21 posted on 08/18/2006 11:03:52 AM PDT by steve-b ("Creation Science" is to the religous right what "Global Warming" is to the socialist left.)
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To: doug from upland

22 posted on 08/18/2006 11:05:44 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: GunnyHartman

23 posted on 08/18/2006 11:06:46 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

Slobo Skankovits


24 posted on 08/18/2006 11:08:49 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: TexasCajun
Truth is stranger than fiction:


25 posted on 08/18/2006 11:09:32 AM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: My2Cents
When did Clinton ever work?

After his spectacular "I never had sexual relations with that woman" speech, he told us he was going back to do the work of the American People. That must be it.

26 posted on 08/18/2006 11:10:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: All

The liberal, life-loving politician was charged with abuse of office and questionable womanizing affairs when he was governor of Arkansas




I don't remember one of the articles of impeachment being about affairs as governor. I miss that. Folks, this guy is a Washington bureau chief for his paper. This is scary.


27 posted on 08/18/2006 11:12:45 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland
Clinton is the classic example of success in the American meritocracy.

Clinton is the classic example of the success of the American mediocrity.

There Doug, I fixed it.

28 posted on 08/18/2006 11:14:48 AM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: All
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(reprise) DFU SONG: End of the Innocence (yes, Bill Clinton really was responsible for 9-11)
DFU SONGS | 9-11-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland

Posted on 09/11/2004 5:14:13 PM PDT by doug from upland

MIDI - END OF THE INNOCENCE

For several years they sang his song…he was a hero to their cause
In denial many lived…he placed himself up above the laws
He knew all of the right things to say…down through…hell and then back believers would go
In eight long years he's done to us…more damage than you know

For his neglect we would finally pay the price…the count's three thousand dead
We know just where to place the blame…it is on Bill Clinton's head
When the Cole was hit and brave men died…there is no doubt that he hadn't cried
He looked at his polls and sighed
Now this is the end…this is the end…of his legacy

At OKC he saw his chance…he needed to divide us all
He would create the vast right wing…and his mind-numbed fools would pick up the ball
So we'd fight among ourselves…and the…grand scheme had worked, he got his way
With our attention diverted he…would gut the CIA

For his neglect we would pay the price…the count's three thousand dead
We know just where to place the blame…it is on Bill Clinton's head
When the Cole was hit and brave men died…there is no doubt that he hadn't cried
He looked at his polls and sighed
Now this is the end…this is the end…of his legacy

We endured a psychopath…who saw himself as the Rockstar Prez
We had sent the warnings out…watch what this man does, not what he says

For neglect we paid the price…when those great buildings fell with many dead
And we know just where to place the blame…it's on Bill Clinton's head
When the Cole was hit and brave men died…there is no doubt that he hadn't cried
He looked at his polls and sighed
Now this is the end…this is the end…of his legacy



29 posted on 08/18/2006 11:16:21 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Perdogg
He does look pretty bad...

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30 posted on 08/18/2006 11:18:01 AM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
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To: doug from upland
100 megaton nuclear powered vomit bag warning alert

ROTFLMAO! True!

31 posted on 08/18/2006 11:24:10 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: doug from upland
This article is so full of lies and half truths. The left does not care about the truth at all. My comments are in [ ]s.

He reformed social welfare [He signed welfare reform after vetoing it twice in fear of losing in 1996.]

His budgets became leaner [all in cuts to the military and the defense department.]

while public coffers brimmed over with revenues from the emerging high tech boom. [which was a bubble ready to burst]

Along with the non-bloody intervention in Haiti to oust a military government, [Haiti is still a mess],

Clinton also led Middle East diplomacy that was successful for a while at least,[for a while, duh]

and brought home the Dayton Accords to end the war in Bosnia. [Kosovo is now a Muslim stronghold]

life-loving [except in the case of the unborn]

false testimony before Congress.[not before Congress, but in a sexual harrassment court case involving a law he himself had signed.]

Too bad that so many Americans are so ill-informed. They will believe everything in this article.

32 posted on 08/18/2006 11:26:16 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Aquinasfan
Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular presidency...

Aquinasfan, I did hurl at this point!

33 posted on 08/18/2006 11:31:34 AM PDT by mort56
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To: IncPen

As someone else classically captioned it,

"Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil, I have documents in my pants."

34 posted on 08/18/2006 11:41:05 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Al
http://davidbmidi.home.mchsi.com/joel.htm
MIDI - SHE'S ALWAYS A WOMAN

She was 19 years old…I loved her English eyes
She was telling me no, that's a word I despise
So I took what I wanted, I'll take what I see
She cried like a child
But she's just a dumb woman to me

She was just 22…and at Yale we studied
Recollection's not clear…but she might have been bloodied
Though she talked to the police, they just let me go free
One more score I can count
And she's just a dumb woman to me

I always take what I want…I will never hear "no"
If they fail to comply
Don't they all know who I am…who do they think they are
They should not ask me why

She's a real beauty queen…Miss America winner
I used power and fear…and then I enjoyed dinner
I warned her not to talk…she'd be sorry, you see
I would blame it on her
'Cause she's just a dumb woman to me

(short musical interlude)

I always take what I want…I will never hear "no"
If they fail to comply
Don't they all know who I am…who do they think they are
They should not ask me why

One was really too kind…and no challenge at all
I got into her room…there was no one to call
I ripped clothing and hurt her…she couldn't get free
There were tears in each breath…as I scared her to death
But she's just a dumb woman to me

(musical exit)

35 posted on 08/18/2006 11:53:01 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

The Rolling Stones are has-beens. Tickets for their shows in England are going unsold. Retirement communities are being offered discounted tickets.


36 posted on 08/18/2006 11:59:14 AM PDT by Atlantian
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To: doug from upland
"Folks, this guy is a Washington bureau chief for his paper."

LOL! I hadn't caught that. It is scary, isn't it?

Carolyn

37 posted on 08/18/2006 12:04:19 PM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Atlantian

And the Stones are eligible to live in those retirement communities.


38 posted on 08/18/2006 12:14:11 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: doug from upland

I just can't believe that the vicious, hate-filled, fat-boy-who-never-got-over-it, bastard from the wrong side of the tracks is ONLY 60????

He looks MUCH older!!!


39 posted on 08/19/2006 8:06:49 AM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: doug from upland
I'll bet it is a hellovalot harder for him to score free Bill-jobs from 20 year old interns as a 60 year old ex-president.

Oh, well, at least his place in history is secure:


40 posted on 08/20/2006 11:21:10 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: doug from upland
"questionable womanizing affairs"

That is an interesting euphemism for sexual assault and rape.

41 posted on 08/20/2006 11:26:36 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: doug from upland
Nearly six years after the end of his spectacular testicular presidency...

There, fixed it.

Clinton is still mining the suggestive power of photographs.

Dude, aren't you a little old to be reading Playboy for anything but the articles? You have a wife...oh, sorry, I see your problem.

Carry on.

By the way, Bill, about those pictures with Poppy Bush...how good can it possibly be for your vanity to look at those, realize the old guy's 82 and he still looks like he's aged better than you have?

42 posted on 08/20/2006 11:37:52 AM PDT by RichInOC (Bill Clinton is a legend in his own mind.)
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