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After 30 years, Navratilova's Czech again ["The thing is that we elected Bush. That is worse!....]
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Posted on 03/11/2008 8:06:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

After 30 years, Navratilova's Czech again

Tue Mar 11, 3:12 AM ET

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova said Tuesday she has regained Czech nationality more than 30 years after fleeing communism in the country of her birth to live in the United States.

"I lost it at the time I defected. I got it back on January 9," Navratilova told a news conference on a visit to Tokyo.

The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.

Born in Prague, Navratilova fled to the United States in 1975 at the height of the Cold War, angering communist authorities who stripped her of her nationality. She became a US citizen six years later.

But Navratilova said last year that while she was once ashamed about Czechoslovakia, she was now ashamed of the United States under President George W. Bush.

"The thing is that we elected Bush. That is worse! Against that, nobody chose a communist government in Czechoslovakia," she told the Czech daily Lidove Noviny.

Czechoslovakia split in 1993 after the fall of communism into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Navratilova has said that she left home because authorities refused to let her play tennis in the United States, where the vast majority of tournaments were then held.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adios; aufviedersein; aurevoir; commies; goodbye; goodriddance; navratilova; sayonara; seeya
classic BDS.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out..........

1 posted on 03/11/2008 8:06:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I won’t miss that cow.


2 posted on 03/11/2008 8:08:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good riddance! Beyotch.


3 posted on 03/11/2008 8:08:58 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought clipped haired dykes loved Bush


4 posted on 03/11/2008 8:09:59 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Hillary Supporters ....... Fags and Hags)
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To: Sub-Driver

Buh bye.


5 posted on 03/11/2008 8:10:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sub-Driver

Buh bye


6 posted on 03/11/2008 8:10:31 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Sub-Driver
I have never liked her. Just as ugly on the inside as she is on the surface.

Glad to be rid of her, She could play tennis tho.

7 posted on 03/11/2008 8:11:07 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Sub-Driver

Like a spoiled child who has tired of a gift.


8 posted on 03/11/2008 8:11:19 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: Sub-Driver
The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.

Ahhhhhhhh,yes.

9 posted on 03/11/2008 8:14:13 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Sub-Driver; beyond the sea
I am providing an antidote to this thread, free of charge. Ladies and gentleman, Maria Sharapova:


10 posted on 03/11/2008 8:14:13 PM PDT by Huck (Support OBAMA in 08--He's a better choice than McCain! Ask any conservative!)
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To: Huck

“Do you work out?” :)


11 posted on 03/11/2008 8:15:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: yarddog

Almost as well as a man.


12 posted on 03/11/2008 8:15:22 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Sub-Driver

A woman that LOVES bush HATES Bush?


13 posted on 03/11/2008 8:15:57 PM PDT by FUMETTI (Elliot Spitzer...resign for the good of New York State)
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To: Huck

Kornikova I like as well!


14 posted on 03/11/2008 8:16:33 PM PDT by FUMETTI (Elliot Spitzer...resign for the good of New York State)
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To: Sub-Driver
The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.

She doesn't have the nads to move out for good?

15 posted on 03/11/2008 8:19:00 PM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: FUMETTI

Sharapova has the added benefit of actually being an accomplished tennis player.


16 posted on 03/11/2008 8:19:28 PM PDT by Huck (Support OBAMA in 08--He's a better choice than McCain! Ask any conservative!)
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To: Libloather

President Bush has only months left, why would she leave now? Is she moving her millions out of the US because she thinks a dem may be elected president and will raise taxes?


17 posted on 03/11/2008 8:22:34 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Huck

Can happen to her, too.


18 posted on 03/11/2008 8:23:16 PM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: yarddog

Who needs that lesbo skank anyway....
America was pretty good for her lest she forget...


19 posted on 03/11/2008 8:23:18 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver

We should be praising her for setting a good example for other leftists in the USA.


20 posted on 03/11/2008 8:23:28 PM PDT by pnh102
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To: yarddog
"She could play tennis tho"

The days of running and jumping have passed. They are no longer values but distractions. You have to think these days.


21 posted on 03/11/2008 8:27:56 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Sub-Driver
Image hosted by Photobucket.comlisten you stooopid skank... don't let the door hit you in the azz on the way out.
22 posted on 03/11/2008 8:32:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Sub-Driver
Well I used to be proud of her as a fellow Czech (for her on-court accomplishments) but now that has to be outweighed by my shame at her ingratitude and BDS. Martino, laskave bez do prdele! It is one thing to have a political opinion, another thing entirely to run down the country that gave you shelter when your own homeland became intolerable. Oh and by the way her history is also faulty - the communists were elected into power in Czechoslovakia (in ~1947, and of course that was the last real election until 1989).
23 posted on 03/11/2008 8:36:09 PM PDT by lump in the melting pot ("Wonderful theory. Wrong species." - Edward O. Wilson, an expert on ants, describing Marxism)
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To: Sub-Driver

If it wasn’t for the USA in WWII the Czech Republic might still be flying the Nazi swastika flag.


24 posted on 03/11/2008 8:41:38 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Sub-Driver
More of the usual, all over again, much too often.

Shut up and sing. Shut up and act. Shut up and play tennis.

Just shut up.

25 posted on 03/11/2008 8:43:01 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like the Czech bounced. At least when she did not like it here, she left.


26 posted on 03/11/2008 8:44:02 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s a LESBIAN. What did you expect from her ungrateful ass.


27 posted on 03/11/2008 8:44:41 PM PDT by societygirl
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To: Huck

INNOCENT!!!


28 posted on 03/11/2008 8:49:35 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: Sub-Driver

Here we go again with a “dual citizenship”. I do not agree and have yet to have ANYONE offer me a SINGLE good reason to allow such dual citizenship.

Make a choice. You are either an AMERICAN, or you are something else. Period.

How is it any sort of fair (or legal) to carry a US Citizen’s passport, while being a Czech citizen (or any other citizen)?


29 posted on 03/11/2008 8:51:19 PM PDT by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: Sub-Driver
classic BDS. Don't let the door hit you on the way out..........

To put it another way, don't let the door hit your queer ass on the way out.

30 posted on 03/11/2008 8:51:36 PM PDT by Marathoner
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To: Sub-Driver

Also, I wonder if her girl friend (ex-wife of a Ft Worth physician) is going with her.


31 posted on 03/11/2008 8:55:00 PM PDT by Marathoner
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To: Sub-Driver

GLAAD to be Czech again!


32 posted on 03/11/2008 9:06:13 PM PDT by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: Libloather
She doesn't have the nads to move out for good?

I'm sure she (it) has a full set.

33 posted on 03/11/2008 9:21:31 PM PDT by Octar
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To: Sub-Driver

Hope she doesn’t forget to take her 9 volt batteries with her.


34 posted on 03/11/2008 9:43:31 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s an ex-celebrity trying to find a tax haven.... and get some desperately needed free publicity to jumpstart her income inside the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic Income Taxes and Tax Laws

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Last partial update, January 2008

The czech income tax rate for individual’s income in 2008 is flat, a 15% rate. In 2007 tax on the income of individuals was payable at rates of 12% - 32%.
Corporate tax in 2008 is 21%. There is a reduced tax rate for certain income. The rate of corporation tax is reduced constantly to encourage economic activity, so that for instance, the rate of corporation tax in 1992 was 45% as compared to the present rate of 21%.

Taxation of Individuals
An individual pays tax on his income as a wage earner or as a self-employed person. Tax for an individual who meets the criteria of a “permanent resident” of the Czech Republic is calculated on his income earned inside the Republic and abroad. A foreign resident who is employed in the Czech Republic pays tax only on income earned in the Republic.


35 posted on 03/11/2008 9:54:03 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Octar
I'm sure she (it) has a full set.

Game, set, match? I don't wanna know...

36 posted on 03/11/2008 10:47:29 PM PDT by Libloather (March is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Sub-Driver

>>The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.

Ahhhhh yes.

Keep your options open and flee to whichever country whose soldiers are currently dying for your freedom.


37 posted on 03/11/2008 10:53:59 PM PDT by urluquai (and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many)
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To: TheBattman

I agree. This dual citizen crap is bullshit. Why the hell do we, the United States of America, allow this nonsense?


38 posted on 03/11/2008 11:25:35 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We should put the garbage out regularly instead of waiting for it to develop legs...


39 posted on 03/11/2008 11:53:02 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember reading where the parents of the younger players had to keep a close eye on their daughters to prevent Navratilova and some other from “recruiting” them.


40 posted on 03/11/2008 11:56:05 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: TheBattman

The U.S. does not recognize dual citizenship. She can stay in Czech and say that all she wants but as for the U.S., she’s a citizen only of the U.S. and will be treated as such by U.S. authorities, unless she revokes her U.S. citizenship.


41 posted on 03/12/2008 12:36:44 AM PDT by Getsmart64
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To: Sub-Driver
The 51-year-old former world champion said she was maintaining dual nationality and keeping her US passport.

F**k off, bitch. You don't deserve it.

-ccm

42 posted on 03/12/2008 12:54:53 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Huck

GRRREAT!


43 posted on 03/12/2008 2:22:11 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Archie Bunker on steroids

+


44 posted on 03/12/2008 2:38:07 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Why the hell do we, the United States of America, allow this nonsense?

AFAIK, we don't. The United States does *not* recognize "dual-citizenship", legally. It's just that the State Department hasn't got the cojones to collect her US passport...

the infowarrior

45 posted on 03/12/2008 2:39:37 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Huck

Yikes! Ochin krasivaya devushka!


46 posted on 03/12/2008 4:21:52 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Sub-Driver

A lot of irony here . . .

That she has the option to be Czech again, and that Reagan won ‘the neverending war - detente’, to do it.

Ah, well.


47 posted on 03/12/2008 4:25:50 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Getsmart64

Actually - officially, I believe the US DOES recognize “dual citizenship” for people from certain nations. I believe Israel is one of them.


48 posted on 03/12/2008 5:16:37 AM PDT by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: Sub-Driver


Sorry, Martina. I'm not interested in the opinions of a woman who can pee standing up.
49 posted on 03/12/2008 5:32:07 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Brush your hair and comb your teeth, honey - Obama's comin' to town!!!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Thats a man.


50 posted on 03/12/2008 7:29:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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