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Lange Lets Loose Against Bush Again in Commencement Address (Jessica is at it again)
MRC ^ | Monday May 19, 2003 | BrentBaker

Posted on 05/19/2003 9:38:42 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

Actress Jessica Lange used her commencement address at Marlboro College in Vermont on Sunday, from which her daughter was graduating, to denounce the Bush administration. The Rutland Herald reported that "she likened the war in Iraq to Richard Nixon's 'ruthless' bombing of Vietnam. She said executive orders and judicial appointments were eroding women's rights."

The Brattleboro Reformer relayed how she charged: "'Once again, the poorest and most disadvantage are the ones being left behind,' she said, a play on the title of the Bush administration's education law, No Child Left Behind."

...Sunday afternoon commencement in Marlboro, Vermont, an excerpt from the May 19 story by Rutland Herald Reporter Peter Crabtree:

In a speech that mixed the personal and the political, actress Jessica Lange urged the Marlboro College Class of 2003 to battle injustice while remaining alive to the moment Sunday.

A Hollywood star by way of rural Minnesota, Lange quoted another artist from that state when conferring her blessings on the 74 graduates, one of her whom was her daughter.

"I wish you all the courage to have an adventurous heart," Lange told an overflow crowd at the Person's Auditorium. "And as Dylan said, 'May you stay forever young.'"...

Shura Lange Baryshnikov, whose father, dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, attended the graduation ceremony, wrote about the role of women in the United States, with an emphasis on issues surrounding motherhood.

Lange cited that project when telling an anecdote about filming a movie recently in Montgomery, Ala. When returning from the set, she passed a strip mall that contained a day-care center. A sign outside the center boasted that it was open until midnight.

"It made me very sad," Lange said.

Lange said she felt for both the children at the center and the parents forced to consign them there so they could most likely work minimum-wage jobs.

"Something's really terribly wrong," Lange said, noting that the United States has the highest rate of childhood poverty among major nations.

Lange went on to condemn the Bush administration's foreign and domestic policies. She likened the war in Iraq to Richard Nixon's "ruthless" bombing of Vietnam. She said executive orders and judicial appointments were eroding women's rights.

The public schools, meanwhile, are being forced to meet tough new standards at the same time that Washington is denying them the resources they need. As for the environment, the national forests are being logged at an alarming rate.

"The list goes on and on and on and on," Lange said. "Now is the time to be vigilant. Now is the time to act. This is the world you are inheriting."

While she urged the graduates to take social action, Lange also offered them some advice with a Buddhist flavor.

"Just be present," she said. "Don't be rigid in your expectations."...

Sounding like Dylan again, Lange urged her audience to be "receptive to the winds of change."

"Everything is transient. Everything is constantly changing," Lange said. "The only thing we really have is now."...

END of Excerpt

For the story in full:

http://www.rutlandherald.com/News/SouthernVermont/Story/65664.html

An excerpt from the May 19 Brattleboro Reformer story by Daniel Barlow:

Criticism of President Bush, hope for a better future and repeated odes to the quickly changing times marked the 56th commencement ceremony at Marlboro College Sunday as the school awarded 74 degrees.

The ceremony, which featured a speech by Academy Award-winning actress Jessica Lange, was also the last for college president Paul LeBlanc, who announced last month he would step down after seven years....

The big draw of the day was Lange, whose daughter, Shura Baryshnikov graduated from the college that day with a bachelor's degree in American studies and women's studies.

Lange compared the graduating seniors of today to where she was after finishing college in 1972. Then, the Vietnam War was in its seventh year and President Nixon had authorized bombs that killed thousands of civilians all in the name of stopping the communists.

Today, she said, President Bush authorizes the dropping of bombs to kill thousands in the name of stopping Saddam Hussein.

But Iraq is not the only battlefield in the world right now, she said. Women's reproductive rights, civil liberties and the health and education of children all over the world are under attack, she said.

Lange said she recently drove past a child care center in Minnesota and saw a sign saying "Now open until midnight." She said the sight made her feel bad for the children who are raised without seeing their parents and for the parents who have to work menial jobs in order to survive.

"Once again, the poorest and most disadvantage are the ones being left behind," she said, a play on the title of the Bush administration's education law, No Child Left Behind....

END of Excerpt

For the story in its entirety:

http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0,1413,102~8862~1400774,00.html

Notice any differing facts in the two news articles?

Rutland Herald: "Lange cited that project when telling an anecdote about filming a movie recently in Montgomery, Ala. When returning from the set, she passed a strip mall that contained a day-care center. A sign outside the center boasted that it was open until midnight.

Brattleboro Reformer: "Lange said she recently drove past a child care center in Minnesota and saw a sign saying "Now open until midnight."

Alabama or Minnesota? Their climates are so similar! Either one reporter misquoted her, or she sees a lot of day care centers that are open late.

Marlboro College's Web site, which may at some point post the text of Lange's remarks: http://www.marlboro.edu

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaresearch.org ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: bush; commencements; jessicalange; marborocollege
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Marlboro College's recent press releases.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE: TIBETAN MONASTIC CHANT

MARLBORO, VERMONT – Marlboro College is pleased to announce a Tibetan Monastic Chant senior Plan performance by Dan Caspe ...

JESSICA LANGE TO SPEAK AT MARLBORO COMMENCEMENT/NYE & POPE TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES

MARLBORO, VT – Marlboro's 2003 commencement will feature an Academy Award winning actress and one of the world's leading foreign policy experts,...

1 posted on 05/19/2003 9:38:43 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay
Is there any way we can give Vermont to Canada?
2 posted on 05/19/2003 9:40:16 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Who?
3 posted on 05/19/2003 9:42:33 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("It's the same ole story, same ole song and dance, my friend")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Lange compared the graduating seniors of today to where she was after finishing college in 1972. Then, the Vietnam War was in its seventh year and President Nixon had authorized bombs that killed thousands of civilians all in the name of stopping the communists.

Herein is evidence of Lange's lie. The bombing in N. Vietnam (December, I think it was) may have killed thousands of civilians. How many civilians died during Operation Iraqi Freedom? Thousands? Hardly.

Lange is a shrill ignoramous.

4 posted on 05/19/2003 9:42:38 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: My2Cents
I will.. for Alberta?
5 posted on 05/19/2003 9:42:52 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: My2Cents
"The second part of Miss Lange's talked centered around the ravages of menopause and it's affect on one's acting career."
6 posted on 05/19/2003 9:43:34 AM PDT by Sgt Hulka 123
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To: fight_truth_decay
Jessica doesn't exactly look like Charlie Manson, but she makes about as much sense. Could they be related?
7 posted on 05/19/2003 9:43:44 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Vote Democrat! Vote for national--and personal--suicide! It's like being a suicide bomber!)
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To: My2Cents
BUT..how could she be wrong? She is billed as "one of the world's leading foreign policy experts,..."

;)

8 posted on 05/19/2003 9:44:42 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay (occupied)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Is that a smoking college?
9 posted on 05/19/2003 9:45:24 AM PDT by b4its2late (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: My2Cents
No less than Senator John McCain said that, without the bombing, he'd still be a prisoner in Hanoi. This was LBJ's war, anyway. The libs would like us to think of it as Nixon's war, ignoring who got us there.
I'm old enough to remember. Perhaps Ms. Lang isn't.
10 posted on 05/19/2003 9:46:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: fight_truth_decay
What are her credentials that she should be doing commencement speeches at universities--her Academy Award?
11 posted on 05/19/2003 9:47:39 AM PDT by pgyanke (God Bless America!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Is there any reason I should feel dumb for never having heard of Marlboro College? Couldn't she get a higher profile address?

I certainly don't feel bad for not caring what Jessica had to say. She looks good, she can't act, and it seems she can't think.

12 posted on 05/19/2003 9:48:31 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: fight_truth_decay
Lange was at her zenith in the 1976 remake of "King Kong" and her acting has gone downhill ever since! ;-P
13 posted on 05/19/2003 9:50:26 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: fight_truth_decay
"Now is the time to be vigilant. Now is the time to act. This is the world you are inheriting."

Proletariat, arise!

14 posted on 05/19/2003 9:50:39 AM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Jessica Lange, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Phil Donahue would like to speak with you.

Anyone hear if she got the same reception Donahue did at N.C. State?

15 posted on 05/19/2003 9:50:50 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("When Iraq is free, they will despise those who marched to keep them in hell." - Mark Steyn)
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To: fight_truth_decay
one of the world's leading foreign policy experts,...

BWA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Thanks for the early-afternoon belly-laugh! That's priceless!

16 posted on 05/19/2003 9:51:37 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Viddy well, O my brothers, viddy well.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Mom, please sit down you're embarrising me in front of my classmates.
17 posted on 05/19/2003 9:53:49 AM PDT by marlon
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To: fight_truth_decay
Lange cited that project when telling an anecdote about filming a movie recently in Montgomery, Ala. When returning from the set, she passed a strip mall that contained a day-care center. A sign outside the center boasted that it was open until midnight.

"It made me very sad," Lange said.

Lange said she felt for both the children at the center and the parents forced to consign them there so they could most likely work minimum-wage jobs.

This is BS. I know someone who works at a day care, and people are just as likely to dump their kids there so they can go out and have fun, using government subsidies and handouts to pay for it, of course.

18 posted on 05/19/2003 9:53:52 AM PDT by Moonman62
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To: pgyanke
Remember when she and Sissy Spacek testified before a congressional committee on farm policy some years ago? Their qualifications? They had both recently played farm women on a movie.
19 posted on 05/19/2003 9:55:13 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Jessica WHO?
20 posted on 05/19/2003 9:57:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz ( "People that quote themselves in their taglines bother me." - Lazamataz)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Poor aging Hollywierd airhead who's talents are sagging speaks out on something she knows nothing about. Unlike Vietnam we didn't listen to these commie clowns and saved a few hundred thousand from Saddam's killing fields.

Hope she poured all her money into solon stock?

Pray for GW and the Truth

21 posted on 05/19/2003 9:57:51 AM PDT by bray (Old Glory Means Freedom)
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To: hometoroost
Founded in 1946, Marlboro is a four-year, private, coeducational liberal arts college located on a 360-acre campus in southern Vermont. Marlboro’s 300 students—60 percent women and 40 percent men—are taught by 40 faculty members.

Over a third of Marlboro students study abroad before graduating, compared to a national average of 4 percent. Marlboro students have studied or interned in 67 countries around the world. Marlboro students have excellent role models; every regular Marlboro faculty member has conducted research abroad in the past five years. Huron University, Marlboro’s London-based academic partner, specializes in international relations with its 240 students from 60 countries.

http://www.marlboro.edu/about/international.html

2003-2004 Academic Year Expenses Financial Summary
Tuition: $20,950
Fees: 680
Room: 3,975
Board: 3,450
Total: $29,055

22 posted on 05/19/2003 9:58:19 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay (occupied)
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To: My2Cents
Ms. Lange should stick with flashing her breasts at King Kong.
23 posted on 05/19/2003 10:00:26 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: fight_truth_decay
"she likened the war in Iraq to Richard Nixon's 'ruthless' bombing of Vietnam.

Operation Linebacker II in December 72 is what ended the Vietnam war you twit. It only lasted 12 days. Vietnam could have been ended at any time from 1965 on had we had the brass to execute Linebacker II early(which was on the drawing boards back then).

The Communist takeover in 1975, and the resulting hundreds of thousands who were forced out of Vietnam and the 2-3 million who died in Cambodia and SE asia around that time would have never happened if we had continued a credible threat to run Linebacker III. But Mz. Lange wouldn't have liked that. She prefered millions of dead non-communist people to the threat of perhaps a few thousand dead communists.

These people make me sick.

24 posted on 05/19/2003 10:00:46 AM PDT by narby (Rachael Carson: History's biggest mass murderer)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Just be present," she said. "Don't be rigid in your expectations."...
Sounding like Dylan again, Lange urged her audience to be "receptive to the winds of change."
"Everything is transient. Everything is constantly changing," Lange said. "The only thing we really have is now."...

Oh, like, ... wow, man......heavy. Very heavy.

25 posted on 05/19/2003 10:04:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: Cincinatus
KIng Kong should have ate her when he had the chance. SHe is long in the tooth these days.
26 posted on 05/19/2003 10:08:56 AM PDT by Afronaut
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"The Deck of Weasels"

27 posted on 05/19/2003 10:14:48 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay (occupied)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Jessica, crawl back under your rock, you wrinkled old has-been.

BTW, wasn't Baryshnikov a big supporter of the Reagans?

28 posted on 05/19/2003 10:30:34 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Moonman62
And both parents have to work because the tax system is so onerous. Also divorced parents have no back up to watch the kid while mom or dad works. She is a real dunce.
29 posted on 05/19/2003 10:30:35 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: pgyanke
What are her credentials that she should be doing commencement speeches at universities--her Academy Award?

Her credentials are that she hates President Bush.

30 posted on 05/19/2003 10:32:55 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: narby
Ditto.
31 posted on 05/19/2003 10:39:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I'm old enough to remember. Perhaps Ms. Lang isn't.

Oh, she's definitely old enough to remember, and then some. It's just faulty memory, or Alzheimer's.

32 posted on 05/19/2003 10:44:22 AM PDT by babaloo999
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To: My2Cents
Criticism of President Bush, ...

Let's see, there was:
Phil Donahue at NC State U.
Billy Jeff Clinton at Tougaloo U. (sp?)
Jessica Lange at Marlboro College

Who else? Who else can we add to this growing list of college commencement Bush-bashers? Hmmmmm?

FWIW, Bill Cosby was commencement speaker at Hampton University, Hampton, VA and from what I had heard was reported in the local paper, he spoke very eloquently, focusing on the graduates, emphasizing that they would/could experience a promising future by presenting/conducting themselves with self-respect, decency, dignity, honor, assuming total responsibility for their actions/decisions, etc. In other words, not blaming others; not playing the role of victims, etc.

33 posted on 05/19/2003 10:46:17 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: babaloo999
Or perhaps that "short term memory loss," related to killer weed.
34 posted on 05/19/2003 10:49:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: fight_truth_decay
Isn't this the same chick who has been in the padded room a few times?
35 posted on 05/19/2003 10:55:54 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Californians are as dumm as a sack of rocks)
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To: My2Cents
I beleive it was Jessica Lange, Jane Fonda, and Sally Field that testified in front of a congressional committtee about the plight of the poor farm women. Their qualifications were that they had played roles as poor farm women in the movies. These multi millionair actresses had to know as much about the condition of women living on farms as I do about brain surgary. It was very laughable and got them roundly ridiculed in the press and the butt of jokes by comics. These liberals never cease to amaze me.
36 posted on 05/19/2003 11:26:52 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Uncle Hal
Of course, we need to remember that the hearing they appeared at was when the Democrats still controlled Congress.
37 posted on 05/19/2003 11:30:31 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again.")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Jessica Lange, posing for photos . . .
38 posted on 05/19/2003 11:32:33 AM PDT by geedee (It ain't braggin' if the outcome meets or exceeds the outburst.)
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To: Mean Maryjean
Bill Cosby

I have been fortunate to hear Cosby speak. He does project dignity, honor and self-respect with great touches of humor.

39 posted on 05/19/2003 11:54:54 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay (occupied)
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To: Uncle Hal
I beleive it was Jessica Lange, Jane Fonda, and Sally Field that testified in front of a congressional committtee

. Even Kermit the Frog lobbied for a bill regulating the breeding and sale of exotic animals.

40 posted on 05/19/2003 11:59:49 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay (occupied)
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To: fight_truth_decay
She was really good looking in King Kong. Otherwise I have nothing nice to say about her.
41 posted on 05/19/2003 12:52:56 PM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
The big draw of the day was Lange, whose daughter, Shura Baryshnikov graduated from the college that day with a bachelor's degree in American studies and women's studies.

Which means she has a super liberal education from left leaning professors and is fit for no meaningful work except bitching. Look for nothing of substance from that one.

42 posted on 05/19/2003 1:50:28 PM PDT by Don Corleone
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To: Don Corleone
The big draw of the day was Lange, whose daughter, Shura Baryshnikov

Isn't the girl Jessica's illegitimate daughter?

43 posted on 05/19/2003 1:56:48 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: fight_truth_decay
As with many other matters, judging the source illuminates the controversy. This is a woman who fell for a giant gorilla.
44 posted on 05/19/2003 2:36:08 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: fight_truth_decay
We treked up to Vermont to visit Marlboro College some years ago, when one of our sons was on the lookout for an interesting school with an emphasis on international studies and experiences. The place seemed more like a farm--or perhaps a commune--than a college. And the young woman who gave us a campus tour appeared to be on drugs. We decided our money could be put to better use at Georgetown, though in retrospect I'd say the values there are not much different.
45 posted on 05/19/2003 3:28:02 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: fight_truth_decay
She said executive orders and judicial appointments were eroding women's rights.

What the . . .

46 posted on 05/19/2003 3:30:55 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Free Miguel)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"it is an embarassing time to be an American - J. Lange (from the Deuce of Hearts)

"How to Beat the High Cost of Living" - 1979

Box Offic gross 7.5 million

7.5 Million? Now that WAS embarassing.

47 posted on 05/19/2003 4:54:49 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('I'm voting Republican, the democrats left a bad taste in my mouth.' - M. Lewinsky)
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To: madprof98
We treked up to Vermont to visit Marlboro College some years ago, when one of our sons was on the lookout for an interesting school with an emphasis on international studies and experiences.... And the young woman who gave us a campus tour appeared to be on drugs.

Seems like you may have been at the right place for some international experiences (though not the kind you may have had in mind): Peruvian Pink, Columbian Gold, Oaxacan, Jamaican Black, Thai sticks, Nepalese Blonde.

48 posted on 05/19/2003 5:01:07 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('I'm voting Republican, the democrats left a bad taste in my mouth.' - M. Lewinsky)
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To: fight_truth_decay
I'm looking at another post string titled "Chimps should be reclassified as humans" and I can't help think that in the case of Lange and the leftists, it should be the other way around.
49 posted on 05/19/2003 5:21:43 PM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Did the lovely Ms. Lange happen to mention Johnson's ruthless bombing in Viet Nam? Just wondering.
50 posted on 05/19/2003 5:26:59 PM PDT by ladyinred (Jessica, the mother ship is here for you)
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