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Dear Mr. President - An Open Letter from Silicon Valley for Your Visit This Morning
Mercury News ^ | 5/2/03 | Editorial

Posted on 05/02/2003 4:11:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/13/2004 3:31:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

You might notice the traffic is a little lighter today than the last time you were here. That's because we've run into a tough patch here in the Silicon Valley.

But before we get into that, we want to offer congratulations on the war in Iraq. We hope you'll leverage that victory -- by applying the same focus to the economy and to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: openletter; president; siliconvalley
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Have at it, Folks!
1 posted on 05/02/2003 4:11:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Ping

I'm glad I found this to post.

2 posted on 05/02/2003 4:13:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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California has the largest deficit of any state in the nation. It seems inevitable we're going to get hit with higher taxes -- and far fewer services.

In short, we're in a world of hurt, and we could use some help.

Where do I start? These are trying times, indeed, and I wish we could try the idiots on the DemRatic side of the aisle in the state legsilature for trying to buy votes by spending like there is no tomorrow.

We have had inept leadership foisted on us thru the manipulation and collusion of the media, this paper included, and now they have the audacity to lay it all on President Bush's doorstep.

3 posted on 05/02/2003 4:17:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
--only a simpleton finds the Gephardt plan to be "reform"--it is catastrophic stupidity--
4 posted on 05/02/2003 4:18:28 PM PDT by rellimpank
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To: NormsRevenge
"Last, before you leave, could we talk about our relationship? Is it something we said?"

Nah...you're just a whiney bunch of socialist @$$holes and y'all suck. Nothing personal, just business. Y'all f'off now, ya hear!!

5 posted on 05/02/2003 4:19:59 PM PDT by IoCaster
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To: NormsRevenge
Gee, Silicon Valley. You ask too much. Just like the Left did everything in their power to thwart the Iraqi success, they'll do everything they can to thwart your recovery. A good economy, after a breathtakingly successful war of liberation would make W invincible. Better your execs think about the ca$h they lavished on Demoncrats over the past several years and realize that money has been used to screw you over.

Maybe it's time you all just stood up on your haunches and finally showed some of that brain power you're so celebrated for and denounce the Demoncrats. Then, do all in your power to back George W. Bush.

6 posted on 05/02/2003 4:20:14 PM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: NormsRevenge
"Dear Mr. President: Gimme, gimme, gimme! Thanks--The Mercenary News"
7 posted on 05/02/2003 4:20:58 PM PDT by whinecountry
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To: NormsRevenge
Dear Silicon Valley...

I checked the map. You know, the election map marked red and blue. Yup that one. From what I can tell you need to go talk to Al Gore. Yup, that one.

It never ceases to amaze me how a bunch of left wing anti-capitolists get upset when their business fail because they are pushing more taxes and government regulation. Want to see the real high point in leftist anti-capitolism? Take a little trip to Cuba. Meet with Fidel, the darling of the California elite. Ask him how many high tech jobs he has created.

Well, gotta go now. There are folks that supported me that I need to see.

By by Y'all,
George

8 posted on 05/02/2003 4:21:00 PM PDT by Blue Screen of Death
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To: NormsRevenge
Instead of cutting taxes, return money to the states.

NO...return the money to the people. We can spend it much better than the state.

As to adressing this to President Bush, perhaps you should send it to Boxer and Feinstein instead. As to unemployment, didn't the Bay Area Democrates, along with the Republicans, expand the H1B program? Many of us would have jobs if they didn't open our doors to the offshore workers...

9 posted on 05/02/2003 4:21:05 PM PDT by Drango (There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those that understand binaries, and those that don't.)
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Since Sept. 11, San Jose has spent more than $23 million to protect against terrorist attacks, including $18 million in airport security. Yet since Sept. 11, your administration and Congress have provided no money to reimburse San Jose and local communities for their expenses.

But the civic leaders of San Jose alone have found it in their hearts to budget and now are spending $343 million dollars at last estimate on a new Govt Pagoda in downtown San Jose.

Responsible? 8-|

All to bring the many agencies and bureaucrats into one central location, they say. While dozens of perfectly fine buildings in the area are empty and could have been leased and used to consolidate agencies, but No, City Hall (run by demRats) knows best, Don't they?

10 posted on 05/02/2003 4:22:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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The ``if you're not with us you're against us'' rhetoric is divisive. We know you trust your defense secretary, but he doesn't play well with others. He creates the impression that America only wants to throw its weight around. He alienates friends and foes.

Don't even try and touch Rummy. You are so unworthy to even impugn the man.

11 posted on 05/02/2003 4:25:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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Scorning international treaties and demonizing governments that disagree with us undermine the global marketplace that can provide security and stability in the 21st century.

Appease your enemies and they will love and respect you. LOL.

12 posted on 05/02/2003 4:27:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
"You have no chance of this paper's endorsement, but please read our interminable complaint."
13 posted on 05/02/2003 4:30:25 PM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: NormsRevenge
Lost me on "...by applying the same focus to the economy and to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute."

Only a total DUH! on a mindless rant and parroting useless rhetoric can equate the ability of a US president to solve the Israeli-Palestinian 'duspute' (HAH) with focussing on strengthening the economy.

Note to the author: you're seeing Free Market Darwinism at work. You wanna survive? Getting rid of that socialist crook, Bill Clinton mini-me you've got for a governor and electing a supply sider in his place is a start.

14 posted on 05/02/2003 4:30:42 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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This could be a calamitous year for California schools; they're looking at a potential $5 billion cut in state aid. They'll be fortunate to hold on to their best teachers.

Oh, I think the kids and their parents are getting quite an education .. They are seeing firsthand what a runaway socialist state govt can do when no one reins them in or when they hide behind the skirts of papers like yours to get elected. Without variance, your paper endorses incumbents that do nothing more then tax and spend the populace until they leave the state and take their business with them.

15 posted on 05/02/2003 4:30:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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We have this nagging feeling that your administration doesn't like California.

Love the sinner, Hate the sin. Ever hear that one? Grow up, editor. Your feeble attempt to save face and pass blame on is sadly falling short.

16 posted on 05/02/2003 4:32:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
Econ. 101 is not part of the education received by these by these individuals. Lower taxes, less government regulation, (STATE regulation) lower property taxes. The state of California is out of financial control and these individuals want Bush to solve their proplems? Lets start with a the recall of Mr. Davis and go from there.

States Rights is the answer to all the listed problems. Get rid of Davis and we can take care of our owm economic situation.

17 posted on 05/02/2003 4:33:41 PM PDT by BIGZ
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To: NormsRevenge
I grew up in Silicon Valley. I feel badly for those out of work, but that's what they get for hooking their star to Clinton's "prosperity."
18 posted on 05/02/2003 4:33:56 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: NormsRevenge
This idiot doesn't know what he wants.
Pfffft.
19 posted on 05/02/2003 4:35:09 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: NormsRevenge
One more time, for the morons in Silicon Valley:

The Tech "Bubble" was a fricking bubble.

A Market "Correction" is a fricking correction.

 

When all the companies like Bank of America were spending the money to move from a paper system to a digital system that was a bubble expenditure.  Would you expect them to spend that money every single year?  No.  

Well, considering that only a moron would expect that, maybe you pinheads did.

Anyway, all the rest of us knew that once the equipment was bought and the infrastructure was built, only upkeep and minor upgrades would be invested in for the next 10 years or so.

If you didn't foresee the bubble, and you over-invested in your capacity, you are now experiencing a correction.

Live with it, retards.  It's how the world works.

 

20 posted on 05/02/2003 4:36:23 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: NormsRevenge
Response:

You're in California, what have you done for me?
21 posted on 05/02/2003 4:36:35 PM PDT by El Sordo
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To: NormsRevenge
The official unemployment rate is 8.4 percent. Our sources tell us it's really more like 10 percent. That's a crisis.

My heart bleeds for the laid-off workers who were making $150,000 per year not too long ago. Did they not save any of that?

Here in Western North Carolina where I live, the unemployment rate is close to 15%, and folks are willing to work for $6-10/Hr. but there are no jobs to be had even at that low rate.

Tell it to Grayout Davis...

22 posted on 05/02/2003 4:39:30 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: NormsRevenge
These "Yeahbuts" don't get it at ALL. We hate you President Bush and despise all of your policies, give us money!
23 posted on 05/02/2003 4:42:13 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: NormsRevenge
"Anyway, back to us. We've lost 200,000 jobs in two years; too many of our friends and relatives are out of work and nearly out of hope. The official unemployment rate is 8.4 percent. Our sources tell us it's really more like 10 percent. That's a crisis"

Well.....maybe Al and Tipper, who you really probably voted for,can come out and do the French kiss thing and make it all better.

24 posted on 05/02/2003 4:43:14 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (Rummy and Bush and Blair = Men of the Year + Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ugh... this gets a puke with a level 5 chunk factor. STFU Silicon Valley. I live in Orange County and I support the tax cut, divisive rhetoric, and removal of welfare, as do most of my neighbors.
25 posted on 05/02/2003 4:43:57 PM PDT by CaptainJustice (Dangerous Jesus Lover)
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To: NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; Sabertooth; Ernest_at_the_Beach
First, let us tell you what we don't want: a tax cut. While many in the Valley would benefit because of our generally high tax brackets, we think the money can be put to better use, like covering war costs and revenue shortfalls caused by the recession.

Now follow the NO TAX CUT LOGIC carefully.

Tech companies are sitting on as much as $135 billion in offshore cash, from overseas profits. A 35 percent repatriation tax is keeping it there. Several bills propose a one-year reduction of that tax rate to 5.25 percent. It won't cost the Treasury a penny. More important, the cash that will be brought back under the lower tax rate will deliver an immediate stimulus to the Valley. Your support would quickly make the proposals a reality.

The line below this paragraph asks for depreciation acceleration and investment tax credits, but wait, I thought the author said they didn't want tax cuts. Typical lib pbycho babble and I agree with your "Don't even touch Rummy quote".

26 posted on 05/02/2003 4:46:11 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (Just like Black September. One by one, we're gonna get 'em.)
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To: Blue Screen of Death
"I checked the map. You know, the election map marked red and blue. Yup that one. From what I can tell you need to go talk to Al Gore. Yup, that one."

You might also refer these whiners to their Gray Davis, just in case Al isn't answering his phone these days...

27 posted on 05/02/2003 4:46:43 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: My2Cents
Remember how the San Jose Mercury led the charge in deriding the rest of America for not "being with it"? Homes were selling for a fortune in San Jose/Santa Clara/Los Altos, a forty dollar wine for dinner was common, and all the while snotty little kids who knew little more than how to program a computer and told us morons they were the wave of the future.

Well, now its "down and out in the Stanford Hills", and the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury are playing the Rodney Dangerfield, asking for some respect. California: You got what you deserved. You slept with scum and you woke up with Bill Clinton and Red Davis. You are dying, the best of your brainpower is leaving the state, and nobody pays any attention to your whining. Get used to it.

28 posted on 05/02/2003 4:47:53 PM PDT by gaspar
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To: NormsRevenge
You might notice the traffic is a little lighter today than the last time you were here. That's because we've run into a tough patch here in the Silicon Valley.

But before we get into that, we want to offer congratulations on the war in Iraq. We hope you'll leverage that victory -- by applying the same focus to the economy and to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

The president is the Comander in Chief, not the Economist in Chief, and even if he was, chances are he would be doing the wrong thing. (Just think what would be happening if Gore were president.) You (the author) are supposed to be fixing your own problems. He can't do it for you.



29 posted on 05/02/2003 4:49:06 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: NormsRevenge
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

By some radical right-winger if I recall correctly... ;-)

30 posted on 05/02/2003 4:55:25 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CaptainJustice
Ugh... this gets a puke with a level 5 chunk factor. STFU Silicon Valley. I live in Orange County and I support the tax cut, divisive rhetoric, and removal of welfare, as do most of my neighbors.

Remember 10 or 15 years ago, when all those aerospace jobs were leaving Southern California, most never to come back? Was there much sympathy coming from, Silicon Valley or were they pointing and laughing? I seem to remember the latter.

They seemed to forget the addage about being nice to people on their way up, because they may be meeting the same people on the way down.
31 posted on 05/02/2003 4:59:18 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: NormsRevenge
Funny..

I remember the 120K whizkids were some of the first ones to scream "isolationist!" whenever someone mentioned manufacturing jobs going overseas.

I have to laugh at these people, mostly because they never realized it could happen to them.. But also because it's amusing to me to hear weenies whine.

32 posted on 05/02/2003 4:59:21 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (Sammy to Frodo: "Get out. Go sleep with one of your whores!")
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To: NormsRevenge
I was fortunate enough to be within 40 feet of G.W. when he visited United Defense and spoke to us this morning. We are close to the geographic center of Silicon Valley, but we make real products for real men.(Bradleys and every other tracked vehicle, except the Abrams)

The crowd was employees and family members only - around 1500 people.

The crowd went nuts when he first came on stage.

He gave a fine speach, the highlights of which, will be on T.V. this evening. The theme was the tax cut proposal which "we" in Silicon Valley don't seem to want, according to the Merc.

By the crowd reaction to G.W. and his speech, the people here sure seemed to want it!! The Merc and it's editorial board have become just another steaming pile.

Back to G.W. - He's the kind of man you'd be damn glad to have as a friend and neighbor. He has no pretentions.

33 posted on 05/02/2003 5:11:55 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: muleskinner
Chris' sakes

was s/b were ; speach s/b speech

34 posted on 05/02/2003 5:16:14 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: NormsRevenge
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. California is about the 5th largest economy in the world and yet it's suffereing from HUGE deficits. Maybe it's because of their socialist leanings. Looks like CA is in the same shape as france and Germany.

They want to transfer the deficits from state government to federal government.

If they stopped giving handouts to illegals they might have enough money to cover the things they need.

35 posted on 05/02/2003 5:17:53 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: NormsRevenge
I pooped my pants and want you to clean it up and while your are at it will you get a nice mommy to come over and kiss the cut on my finger from when I was playing with a knife and cut myself. Oh yes, I broke my leg while running with sissors and you should do something to make falls less harmful. Don't ask anyone in my family to help me that is what the govenrment is for and you know it. /sarcasm off

Here in Texas we cut spending across the board and delayed projects just like real adults. Wake up Calif. the country is not your nanny, fix you tax problem, you failing schools and your weak economy by making nice with the business people. Try ending your personal income tax, we don't need one and have a pretty big population ourselves.

36 posted on 05/02/2003 5:20:22 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: muleskinner
Thanks for your inside view of the event. I watched the speech on tv, he was on a roll!

Congre$$, especially the RINOs and demRats need to be told in no uncertain terms, You're either with us or you're against us.

I see a bloodbath in 2004 for the demRats and a few select RINOs as well, imo.

37 posted on 05/02/2003 5:20:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
"California has the largest deficit of any state in the nation. It seems inevitable we're going to get hit with higher taxes -- and far fewer services. In short, we're in a world of hurt, and we could use some help."

Here's a hint - spend less. That's what all responsible adults do, unless they are in government. Take a hint, buy a vowel, but don't pay retail for it.

38 posted on 05/02/2003 5:22:58 PM PDT by Bernard
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To: NormsRevenge
I'm ashamed that I live in this state. I want to move back to Texas!!!!
39 posted on 05/02/2003 5:27:24 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: NormsRevenge
We've lost 200,000 jobs in two years; too many of our friends and relatives are out of work and nearly out of hope.

Aww...this is silly. This can't be true, because we've just finished importing over 200,000 H1B high-tech workers (plus NAFTA, and other visa classes) to allivate the serious shortage of high tech workers!

I'll bet those 200,000 lazy friends of yours thing they're just too good to take those jobs the H1B workers are jumping at. So what if they have to take a 50% to 75% pay cut to start (and of course, need to color their hair and get face lifts so they look under 30 yrs old), if that's what it takes to land a job, that's what they should be doing!

After all, its not Congresses fault that they picked the wrong career. If they wanted to make more than $50,000 a year (in an economy where houses AVERAGE $400,000), they should have gotten an education, invested in themselves and ...

...known in advance that Congress would lie in bed like a cheap whor* with the IT body shops and large IT "consulting" corporations to SELL YOUR JOB to the highest "indentured servant" bidder from overseas, for 1 visa, the promise of a green card, and pay rates 75% below market!

Geeezz.. you'd think these Californian IT workers would learn, but no.. the insist on being unemployed in CA, rather than take honest work like washing dishes, picking strawberries, whatever...

< /sarcasm >

FReegards.. SFS

40 posted on 05/02/2003 5:39:28 PM PDT by Steel and Fire and Stone
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To: luckystarmom
NorCal has always been whiney; the Murky News has always been depressing. If it isn't the economy, it's the great Satan down south, the water, the redwoods, etc. Complain, complain - egads. Glad I moved out 25 years ago - my family's still up there though. We made it through the aerospace meltdown of the 90s and are now flying high again. If OC & SD could break away, we'd be all set.
41 posted on 05/02/2003 5:39:44 PM PDT by Snerfling
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To: NormsRevenge
What.. you don't think the California Democrats are going to own up to 30 years of malfeasance, bribes, fradulant elections, and speadthrift tax-and-spend politic aimed at benefiting fellow Democrats?

OF COURSE it's the Republican's fault. If Al Gore were in office, and Bush was off picking up cow pies somewhere in Texas, like he should be, California's budget would be balanced, and Gray(out) Davis would be heading to Washington to help Al do the same fine job for the rest of America!

< /end sarcasm > (... and begin reality. Ow...ouch..where's my bottle ...my head hurts)

FReegards.. SFS

42 posted on 05/02/2003 5:45:30 PM PDT by Steel and Fire and Stone
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To: NormsRevenge
If I was president, I'd have four words for them:

Piss up a rope.
43 posted on 05/02/2003 5:46:45 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: TC Rider
a hemp rope, of course ;-)
44 posted on 05/02/2003 5:57:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey SVBoys, if you're looking for sympathy you can find it between s#%t and syph###is in the dictionary.

Nobody begrudged you your inflated wages when you were able to garner them, and now nobody is going to feel your pain in this period of 'adjustment', with the possible exception of fat boy bill.

Per carita, lodge your complaints/requests with him!

45 posted on 05/02/2003 5:58:02 PM PDT by AlbionGirl (A kite flies highest against the wind, not with it. - Winston Churchill)
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To: AlbionGirl
I like your Winnie tagline. He's one of my faves. ;-)
46 posted on 05/02/2003 6:14:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
I like the fact that you refer to him as 'Winnie', and by the way 'Winnie' is my all time favorite Tory/Conservative.
48 posted on 05/02/2003 6:34:58 PM PDT by AlbionGirl (A kite flies highest against the wind, not with it. - Winston Churchill)
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To: AlbionGirl
I have read a book or two, by and about him. England deserted him after WW2 but he never deserted England. I'd like to hear what he would have to say about the UN and today's allies and today's liebral socialists.

Also, one of my sunday school teachers was named Winnie. and of course, there is the Winnie of all Winnies.. Pooh :-)

49 posted on 05/02/2003 6:40:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi .. Support FRee Republic)
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To: NormsRevenge
You know I was so offended when England flew their flag at half staff during Diana's end days. Not because I disliked the Princess, but because they had not even done that for 'Winnie'. And I thought to myself if you wouldn't do it for him, how can you justify doing it for her?

He saved England, and possibly the world, because he was so ahead of the foreign affairs curve at the time.

Another thing that always endeared Winston Churchill to me was his admission that he suffered from a 'black dog' of melancholy. And as I was predisposed to that as well, I fancied my afflicted self sharing great, great company.

50 posted on 05/02/2003 6:54:20 PM PDT by AlbionGirl (A kite flies highest against the wind, not with it. - Winston Churchill)
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