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Clintons, Oprah Lead Star Studded Tribute to Senile, Communist Mandela (Photos)
Reuters ^ | July 19, 2003 | nwrep

Posted on 07/19/2003 4:12:16 PM PDT by nwrep

Clintons, Oprah Lead Star Studded Tribute to Senile, Communist Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. president Bill Clinton (news - web sites) led a host of glittering stars and world luminaries in celebrating the 85th birthday of former South African leader Nelson Mandela on Saturday.

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Irish rock star Bono and U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey were among international guests celebrating the anti-apartheid hero, who turned 85 on Friday, at a banquet for 1,600 people.

Mandela's South African invitations spanned the range of his many years of political activity, stretching from fellow struggle hero and Nobel peace laureate Tutu to apartheid South Africa's last president, F.W. de Klerk.

"We thank God for you Madiba, for teaching us to forgive," said Tutu of the man who led South Africa down the road to democracy, peace and reconciliation, seemingly against all odds.

"We thank you Madiba for making our country a beacon of hope for the rest of the world," he added, using the clan name "Madiba" by which Mandela is fondly known in his home country.

Bringing an Irish theme to the event, rock star Bono joined Irish band the Corrs on stage and Clinton quoted verses by Irish Nobel literature laureate Seamus Heaney in praise of Mandela.

"You have made hope and history thrive. You have made beautiful music in all our lives. I hope our birthday present to you will be a lifetime of service, to make Africa all it can be, and to make the world the village your life deserves," he said.

The banquet was Mandela's biggest party since his 80th birthday celebrations, when he married his third wife, former Mozambican first lady Graca Machel.

Sweeping into the highly guarded event in a plush northern suburb of Johannesburg, guests poured adulation on Africa's revered elder statesman. "I have deep, deep love for him," said Winfrey. "Madiba is an inspiration for all of our hearts."

Clinton arrived fresh from delivering the first in a series of annual lectures inaugurated in Mandela's honor, at which he had called for more debt relief for Africa.

The former U.S. President and his family received a warm welcome in contrast to the relatively cold shoulder presented to George W. Bush by the South African public when the current U.S. president made a short state visit earlier this month.


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1 posted on 07/19/2003 4:12:16 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
Let's not forget the legacy of Mandela, who single-handedly turned a wealthy, Christian nation into an AIDS infested, crime-ridden Hell on Earth.
2 posted on 07/19/2003 4:17:39 PM PDT by Commander8 (Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Galatians 4:16)
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To: nwrep
That's the first time I've seen Bubba and the Beast together since they got away with the White House silverware.
3 posted on 07/19/2003 4:18:08 PM PDT by Moonman62
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To: nwrep
And to think there are some of this forum who still don't believe Oprah is a full-fledged liberal. I think this story will put that to rest. Oprah is about as left-wing as they come. And yet, people still tune into her show?
4 posted on 07/19/2003 4:18:43 PM PDT by rs79bm (My tagline has fallen and can't get up.)
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To: nwrep
Why exactly do they hate Pres. Bush there, and love Clinton so much?
5 posted on 07/19/2003 4:19:13 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: nwrep


Look at this creep. Just what is he doing with that finger?
6 posted on 07/19/2003 4:19:49 PM PDT by rs79bm (My tagline has fallen and can't get up.)
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To: nwrep
CLINTON IS A ONE WORLD RACE PIMP{I have high contempt for Ross Perot who helped put Clinton in office- and don't tell me that he was not responsible).
7 posted on 07/19/2003 4:20:42 PM PDT by Helms
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To: rs79bm
Mandela looks thrilled to be sitting next to Hillary...LOL!
8 posted on 07/19/2003 4:21:28 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: BonnieJ
Why exactly do they hate Pres. Bush there, and love Clinton so much?

No reason at all. In fact, Bush has done more to help Africa that Pres. Clinton did. And then, Mandela had the gall to say that Pres. Bush's help was "too late".
9 posted on 07/19/2003 4:22:00 PM PDT by rs79bm (My tagline has fallen and can't get up.)
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To: BonnieJ
I think it has to do with good versus evil ... good is despised because it shows how vile evil is ...
10 posted on 07/19/2003 4:22:17 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: *Election President; *Arkansas Mafia; *clintonscandals; *Clinton Alumni
ping
11 posted on 07/19/2003 4:25:19 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Pegita
Post #6 ... Mandella is secretly sending out his support for Dubya ... check out the initial around Mandella's neck ...
12 posted on 07/19/2003 4:26:49 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: nwrep
Do you think Willie was doing Oprah?

Who actually, you know, paid to have Willie and his posse go all the way to South Africa. In the old days, we'd pay 50 to 100 million dollars to take Chelsea on a school vacation trip. But, who picks up the tab for this trip?

13 posted on 07/19/2003 4:27:37 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: rs79bm
Why should we help Africa at all? I'd rather get more money back.
14 posted on 07/19/2003 4:27:47 PM PDT by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: Commander8
Let's not forget the legacy of Mandela, who single-handedly turned a wealthy, Christian nation into an AIDS infested, crime-ridden Hell on Earth.

Let's not forget the legacy of Mandela, who single-handedly turned a repressive, racist nation into an apparently functional democracy in God-forsaken Africa.

Mandela can be quite unpalatable to Conservative tastes, but, please, give him the benefit of the doubt, and let history judge him for his actions. Or would you prefer South Africa kept under the boot of apartheid???

My $0.02

Mom, have you seen my flame-proof suit???

15 posted on 07/19/2003 4:29:05 PM PDT by El Conservador ("No blood for oil!"... Then don't drive, you moron!!!)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Why should we help Africa at all? I'd rather get more money back.

Obviously, you must be a racist.

(/sarcasm)

16 posted on 07/19/2003 4:30:07 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep; Howlin
The banquet was Mandela's biggest party since his 80th birthday celebrations, when he married his third wife, former Mozambican first lady Graca Machel.

Now I have another for Clinton picking up that multimillion-dollar check from the Irish government for aid to Mozambique.

17 posted on 07/19/2003 4:30:13 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: nwrep
The former U.S. President and his family received a warm welcome in contrast to the relatively cold shoulder presented to George W. Bush by the South African public when the current U.S. president made a short state visit earlier this month.

As if any American should care.

18 posted on 07/19/2003 4:30:14 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (For or against us.........)
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To: rs79bm
Holy cow! I wonder what they paid to get the Clinton mob there? Hummm, and I wonder who did the paying?


Where has that finger been?

19 posted on 07/19/2003 4:30:31 PM PDT by balrog666 (I'm not wearing any pants! Film at 11.)
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To: nwrep

20 posted on 07/19/2003 4:31:44 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
Clinton is a scumbag. Our President, George Bush is in the midst of a war on terrorism, and not too long ago Mandela insulted the president in particularly vile terms, likening him to Hitler.

Now we have Clinton appearing with this putrid communist, so soon after that vicious attack.

This man is an absolute disgrace to America, endorsing Mandela in this way.

21 posted on 07/19/2003 4:35:08 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (For or against us.........)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

22 posted on 07/19/2003 4:37:15 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: rs79bm
I used to watch Oprah a long time ago. I can not stand her and I do not watch her now. I would rather watch cartoons and I have no little kids.LOL
23 posted on 07/19/2003 4:37:46 PM PDT by Lovergirl (Stop sucking up all of our oxygen, Bill and Hill and just GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Commander8
"Let's not forget the legacy of Mandela, who single-handedly turned a wealthy, Christian nation into an AIDS infested, crime-ridden Hell on Earth."

Oh, he had some help. But, yes, he sure led the effort.
24 posted on 07/19/2003 4:39:32 PM PDT by Steely Glint ("Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable..." - G. Orwell)
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To: nwrep
Communist Mandela

I know the ANC had communists, but I always thought Mandela kept enough distance to keep that charge slippery.

The communists hate the current ANC, I thought.

25 posted on 07/19/2003 4:42:35 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: nwrep
When I think of what Mandela said about the President, and then to view your pictures, my revulsion deepens considerably.

It's one thing to disagree with the president, I do myself on some issues.

To liken the President to Hitler and attack him like Mandela did is outrageous.....

.........now we have the Treasoner-In-Chief celebrating with this piece of communist trash.

26 posted on 07/19/2003 4:43:02 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse (For or against us.........)
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To: BonnieJ
Mandela looks thrilled to be sitting next to Hillary...LOL!

Maybe he thinks he's gonna get to "change his luck"....fat chance.

27 posted on 07/19/2003 4:43:29 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Bumperootus!)
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To: rs79bm
Look at this creep. Just what is he doing with that finger?

I believe he's pointing at Nelson and Hillary, saying what a great couple they'd make. Notice that Hillary seems genuinely happy for once? Must be all that leftist commie B.O. in the air....

28 posted on 07/19/2003 4:48:41 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (You bring tar, I'll bring feathers....recall Davis in 03!!!)
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To: nwrep
In his autobiography, "Long Walk to Freedom,"Mandela actually brags about how many people he double crossed, including close comrades and fellow prisoners, in his rise to the top. He thinks perfidy is a sign of brilliance.
29 posted on 07/19/2003 4:48:48 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: rs79bm
Look at this creep. Just what is he doing with that finger?

I believe he's pointing at Nelson and Hillary, saying what a great couple they'd make. Notice that Hillary seems genuinely happy for once? Must be all that leftist commie B.O. in the air....

30 posted on 07/19/2003 4:51:21 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (You bring tar, I'll bring feathers....recall Davis in 03!!!)
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To: balrog666
Where has that finger been?

It looks like it's infected.

31 posted on 07/19/2003 4:54:47 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: secretagent
I always thought Mandela kept enough distance to keep that charge slippery.

See this:

Nelson and Winnie Mandela alongside KGB colonel and then South African Communist Party leader Joe Slovo, giving communist salute.

32 posted on 07/19/2003 5:04:20 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Moonman62
...Bubba and the Beast...

Two known communists paying tribute to a third known communist.

Actually the first term that came to mind was terrorist but I decided that would be an insult to terrorists.

33 posted on 07/19/2003 5:04:24 PM PDT by evad (liberals & lying..It's WHAT they do, it's ALL they do and they WON'T stop...EVER!!)
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To: nwrep
The banquet was Mandela's biggest party since his 80th birthday celebrations, when he married his third wife, former Mozambican first lady Graca Machel.

Wonder if the current Missus is into necklacing like the former one was.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

34 posted on 07/19/2003 5:11:22 PM PDT by mikeb704
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To: nwrep
Great! Link please.

I once blithely mentioned the "Communist ANC" on a genial liberal site, and they called me on it.

I couldn't find a clear link, especially recently. The ANC seems to have diverged from the SACP (South African Communist Party).

35 posted on 07/19/2003 5:21:42 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: secretagent
http://www.cspc.org/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=5884

http://www.sacp.org.za/docs/history/nm900729.html

36 posted on 07/19/2003 5:24:35 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: El Conservador
No need for the "flame-proof suit" on my account! I just want to know what is it exactly Mandela has done to have so many people in such awe?
37 posted on 07/19/2003 5:27:18 PM PDT by Arpege92
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To: nwrep
That's a recycled gown that hillary is wearing. My guess is that since we taxpayers don't have to pay her legal bills now she's economizing.
38 posted on 07/19/2003 5:39:36 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: El Conservador
Since the black takeover in 1994, 1,368 white farmers have been murdered in farm invasions and attacks that number in the multiple thousands. More than half of the white farmers have given up and left their farms permanently, contributing to the region's looming famine. South African farmers now suffer the highest murder rate in the world -- 274 per 100,000. In a study commissioned by a leading South African bank, Nedbank, it was revealed that the black attackers are

"'deliberately targeting specific homesteads to kill the [White] Afrikaner victims': robbery was not the prime motivation, in fact in 85% of last year's farm attacks, nothing had been 'robbed.'"
39 posted on 07/19/2003 5:41:19 PM PDT by Zipporah
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To: El Conservador
El Conservador: Let's not forget the legacy of Mandela, who single-handedly turned a repressive, racist nation into an apparently functional democracy in God-forsaken Africa. Mandela can be quite unpalatable to Conservative tastes, but, please, give him the benefit of the doubt, and let history judge him for his actions. Or would you prefer South Africa kept under the boot of apartheid???
My $0.02
Mom, have you seen my flame-proof suit???
Amen. Make that $0.04 along with my two cents. I got sick of the sorelosermen after Florida and I'm equally sick of the sorelosermen who still can't get over Clinton and spew hatred towards anyone that is even sitting at the same table with him. Get over it, folks. Dubya is 30 months into his own term. Wasting your time and blood pressure on Clinton just makes you out as having never gotten over it. Even though FreeRepublic lectured Gore for months to get over it. Maybe your mom sewed two suits?
--Raoul
40 posted on 07/19/2003 5:44:22 PM PDT by RDangerfield
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To: BonnieJ
"Why exactly do they hate Pres. Bush there, and love Clinton so much?"

That's a good question.

No one likes for his cherished illusions to be disturbed by truth, and the bearer of truth is especially despised by the delusional.

People will literally kill someone who disturbs their paradigm by bringing truth into it.

As for Oprah--I like her very much, admire her, and feel great affection for her; she is obviously brilliant and a profoundly good person. However, she will fall all over some illiterate rock star or some brainless "celebrity" but show no evidence of admiration for someone as brilliant, outstanding, and worthy of admiration and respect as Condoleeza Rice and President Bush.

41 posted on 07/19/2003 5:46:15 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Vote Democrat! Vote for national--and personal--suicide! It's like being a suicide bomber!)
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To: Arpege92
He destroyed a nation. This the ultimate success for the socio/communists. Look in the mirror of the progressive caucus in our Congress and their goals are basically the same. We have in this country an elite group of communists, including our former President and Abettor, who imagine they have the power and connections to be living in the mansions of a latter-day commie regime while the serfs survive on a bread and milk diet in a gulag.
42 posted on 07/19/2003 5:52:56 PM PDT by meenie
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To: RDangerfield
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/760018/posts
 
"No country, however powerful it may be, is entitled to act outside the United Nations." 

"The United Nations is here to promote peace in the world and any country that acts outside the United Nations is making a serious mistake."

Mandela, a frequent critic of US policy on Iraq, also said that countries were only challenging the mandate of the United Nations now because Secretary-General Kofi Annan is black.

A threat to world peace "I have also said when the secretary-generals were white, we never had the question of any country ignoring the United Nations," he said.

"But now that we have got the black secretary-generals like Boutros Boutros Ghali and now Kofi Annan, certain countries that believe in white supremacy, are ignoring the United Nations," he said

Nelson Mandela


Shame on You America!


The questions were prompted by Mandela hailing Castro's Cuba in May: "There's one thing where that country stands out head and shoulders above the rest. That is in its love for human rights and liberty." A week later in Libya, he praised Qaddaf's "commitment to the fight for peace and human rights in the world." These statements, which appeared in The New Republic, were never quoted on the networks when he said them, or when he visited here.


43 posted on 07/19/2003 5:54:43 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Stability operations are operations in unstable places." Dep.Ast SOD, Stability Ops Lt. J. Collins)
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To: Savage Beast
As for Oprah--I like her very much, admire her, and feel great affection for her; she is obviously brilliant. . .

“Research studies now project that one in five - listen to me, hard to believe - one in five heterosexuals could be dead from AIDS at the end of the next three years. That's by 1990. One in five. It is no longer just a gay disease. Believe me.” OW in 1987

Does a brilliant person fall so readily for such obvious propaganda?

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

44 posted on 07/19/2003 5:57:40 PM PDT by mikeb704
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To: Savage Beast
Savage, don't let your admiration for Oprah blind you to her lack of intelligence. After all, she is just a H'wood celebrity, and like the rest of them, dumb.
45 posted on 07/19/2003 6:07:58 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: rs79bm
Your post #6: That is the worst picture I've seen of Bubba. Time has not been kind to him. He looks as though he should be sitting in front of a grocery store holding a paper bag with a bottle of cheap wine in it.
46 posted on 07/19/2003 6:15:29 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
Reminds me of an old West Virginia expression, kitkat ...

"There's nothing here that age won't cure ..."

47 posted on 07/19/2003 6:24:48 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: noexcuses
***That's a recycled gown that hillary is wearing. My guess is that since we taxpayers don't have to pay her legal bills now she's economizing.***

Yup, that's the gown Hitlery wore to the affair held to celebrate Jackie Kennedy's used clothes. LOL! She posed dramatically at the top of the stairs with the stole carefully placed to hide her hippo hips. And after she got into the perfect position for the camera, she had the nerve to look SURPRISED that they were going to take her picture.

She is SUCH a phoney.
48 posted on 07/19/2003 6:27:08 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: kitkat
kitkat, you are so right. Here is a picture from that event, and you can see Hitlery wearing the same gown:


49 posted on 07/19/2003 7:26:41 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: nwrep
A better one in the scene you described:


50 posted on 07/19/2003 7:31:34 PM PDT by nwrep
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