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Calling a Spade a Spade
Mercurial Times ^ | December 3, 2001 | Aaron Armitage

Posted on 12/03/2001 10:00:13 PM PST by Mercuria

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Ouch...
1 posted on 12/03/2001 10:00:13 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: A.J.Armitage
Get out the ice...the heat's going to be turned up a notch, I presume...!
2 posted on 12/03/2001 10:00:57 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: tex-oma; Sandy; Askel5; ouroboros; AnnaZ; HangFire; Willie Green; ex-snook; Either/Or...
BUMP!!!
3 posted on 12/03/2001 10:01:39 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
Reno, Ashcroft ... what's the differnce? Two angry men...
4 posted on 12/03/2001 10:03:08 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: Mercuria
I'd imagine that he would get laws passed making it legal for his jack-booted thugs to search homes without even telling the person whose property is searched.

ok..... well.... I think the Supreme Court will throw that out the first chance they get.

5 posted on 12/03/2001 10:05:27 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Mercuria
your namesake?
6 posted on 12/03/2001 10:06:46 PM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL
My namesake?

You mean MTimes?

Yup.

7 posted on 12/03/2001 10:53:24 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Doctor Doom
LOL!!!
8 posted on 12/03/2001 10:53:48 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
(In my best matriarch voice) Such a nice boy.
9 posted on 12/03/2001 10:58:52 PM PST by nunya bidness
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To: Mercuria
Darlin', I'm here to tickle funny bones, whoop ass, and eat candy canes.

And I'm all out of candy canes.

10 posted on 12/03/2001 11:00:53 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: A.J.Armitage
Clinton probably would've bundled all of it together in a single bill with a gimmick name like the "Patriot Act". I'm glad the honorable man in the White House now would never do something like that

You know, this whole piece might have flown right under most liberal radar (save of course for the "Clinton-bashing") if you hadn't included that.

11 posted on 12/03/2001 11:29:41 PM PST by Pistias
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To: nunya bidness

12 posted on 12/03/2001 11:30:43 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Doctor Doom
LOL!!!

And I'm outta bubble gum!!

;-)

13 posted on 12/03/2001 11:31:29 PM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
You have mail. (In Latin.)
14 posted on 12/03/2001 11:41:08 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: Doctor Doom
And I'm all out of candy canes.

Ahhh, another keyboard tough guy. LMAO!

15 posted on 12/03/2001 11:44:17 PM PST by Texasforever
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To: Texasforever
I'm just a storm waiting to arrive.
16 posted on 12/03/2001 11:50:03 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: Doctor Doom
LOL
17 posted on 12/03/2001 11:50:43 PM PST by Texasforever
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To: Mercuria
Bump
18 posted on 12/04/2001 12:00:03 AM PST by quietolong
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To: Mercuria
Indeed. Ouchie! ouchie! ouchie!!!
19 posted on 12/04/2001 12:00:55 AM PST by null and void
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To: Texasforever
Lost and alone. Without parental guidance.
20 posted on 12/04/2001 12:03:22 AM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: Mercuria
Hard-hitting, no-holds-barred commentary from dedicated patriots seeking the truth...that's all.

That's funny. Saw his article on your site. Don't "patriots" believe in truth in advertising?

21 posted on 12/04/2001 12:22:16 AM PST by LiberalBassTurds
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To: Mercuria
My thoughts on the Recent Eight-Year Unpleasantness are well known:

Lest America ever forget why The Nameless One, W(B)-97, and all their enablers should be hectored, hounded, and harried into silence, until "clintonese is only spoken in Hell," look here:

The Holiday *Best* of Bill Clinton & his Friends!

22 posted on 12/04/2001 1:04:20 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Doctor Doom
Reno, Ashcroft ... what's the differnce? Two angry men...

LOL!!!!

24 posted on 12/04/2001 1:28:36 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: Mercuria; A.J.Armitage
Thanks for the ping, Merc.

AJ, now you've done it. ;-)

25 posted on 12/04/2001 4:31:48 AM PST by Twodees
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To: Mercuria
Yipes, lol. Where's the tylonol?
26 posted on 12/04/2001 5:01:37 AM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: Mercuria; A.J.Armitage
Joseph Sobran, Charley Reese, Lee Shelton... A.J. ranks right up there! ;-)
27 posted on 12/04/2001 6:47:04 AM PST by sheltonmac
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To: Doctor Doom

"I knew we'd meet again, Doom!"

28 posted on 12/04/2001 6:57:51 AM PST by sheltonmac
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To: *Paleo_list; *libertarians; OWK; Anthem; Publius; diotima; Aristophanes; CatoRenasci; Romulus...
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29 posted on 12/04/2001 8:39:43 AM PST by A.J.Armitage
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To: A.J.Armitage
Well, Mr. Armitage. Another well written essay. Although I might find reason to cheer Bush, you've made my head begin to spin in another direction.

Keep up the good work. In times of "hoo-rah" we still need to consider carefully the actions of our leaders.

30 posted on 12/04/2001 8:52:35 AM PST by RedWing9
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To: A.J.Armitage
As always the devil will be in the details. the difference between Ashcroft and Reno is that Reno would have arrested a whole bunch of what she refers to as "Right Wingers." Ashcroft has arrested a number of foreign nationals. I note that I would be much more comfortable had Congress used the word war in its resolution authorizing force and I would hope that these measures will expire soon. I stand very much with Bob barr's position on thsi.

Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown

31 posted on 12/04/2001 9:34:00 AM PST by harpseal
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To: A.J.Armitage
Nicely done!

Wake up Republicrats.

32 posted on 12/04/2001 9:46:09 AM PST by UnBlinkingEye
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To: UnBlinkingEye
Nicely done? LMAO. You people are delusional. This piece isn't clever in ths slightest. What low standards you "patriots" have. /serious
33 posted on 12/04/2001 10:10:50 AM PST by LiberalBassTurds
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To: A.J.Armitage
That article describes X42 to a tee. Thanks for the bump.
34 posted on 12/04/2001 10:14:29 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: LiberalBassTurds
That's funny. Saw his article on your site. Don't "patriots" believe in truth in advertising?

I would certainly hope so...I believe in it!

I see Mr. Armitage as a "dedicated patriot seeking the truth"!

Now, as to YOUR truth in advertising...

I hope I can add some humor and insight that you will find as valuable as that which you have given me.

You people are delusional. This piece isn't clever in ths slightest. What low standards you "patriots" have. /serious

If you hope to add, you have to try.

You can start by enumerating your objections to the column rather than the tired methods of trying to paint people you disagree with as "delusional" without explanation.

In any case...thanks for bumping the thread!!

35 posted on 12/04/2001 11:11:01 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: The Documentary Lady
I have to find out who said that.

It's spot-on!

36 posted on 12/04/2001 11:12:25 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: RedWing9
In times of "hoo-rah" we still need to consider carefully the actions of our leaders.

I don't know WHY that seems to be so tough for people to understand!!

37 posted on 12/04/2001 11:14:25 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: Mercuria
Ouch indeed. Amazing, isn't it? Not really. It was apparent before he was elected that, while in some ways better than Gore, Bush was just going to keep on keeping the same Agenda moving forward.

And so it is.

38 posted on 12/04/2001 11:19:58 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: The Documentary Lady
"Here we go cheering and singing where xlinton couldn't drag us kicking and screaming."

now if that was not so true, I'd LOL...

cue the music...

Theres a bluebird on my shoulder...

39 posted on 12/04/2001 11:21:19 AM PST by fod
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To: The Documentary Lady
I forget the FReeper's name but he said, "Here we go cheering and singing where xlinton couldn't drag us kicking and screaming." Did he get it right or what?

Yep.

40 posted on 12/04/2001 11:22:08 AM PST by Jefferson Adams
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To: GeronL
I think the Supreme Court will throw that out the first chance they get

Don't hold your breath waiting

41 posted on 12/04/2001 11:24:01 AM PST by from occupied ga
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To: Mercuria
You are welcome.

Reference his article, there's no insight necessary for such a thin and transparent attempt to be clever. For "tongue in cheek humor" to be interesting and thought provoking it has to be subtle. This is a ham-handed attempt that doesn't work. When an author's point of view is apparent from the start the document ends up as this one does -- mental masturbation and fodder for those predisposed to support that position from the beginning. In this case the point is proven by the lack of interest in this thread by FReepers other than those that continually support each other's point of view.

Regards.

42 posted on 12/04/2001 11:25:48 AM PST by LiberalBassTurds
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To: A.J.Armitage
Zing! That's telling 'em.

Of course the JBT fans won't let you get away with this. You've denigrated their deity.

43 posted on 12/04/2001 11:28:27 AM PST by alpowolf
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To: harpseal
I note that I would be much more comfortable had Congress used the word war in its resolution authorizing force and I would hope that these measures will expire soon.

Yes, if we are going to call a spade a spade, then by all means President Bush should have asked for a declaration of war.

44 posted on 12/04/2001 11:30:28 AM PST by Liberal Classic
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To: LiberalBassTurds
Reference his article, there's no insight necessary for such a thin and transparent attempt to be clever.

So it's the non-subtlety of the approach that you're taking issue with.

Okay.

But he made his point.

Maybe he intended to be transparent because the reasons some of the readers have for supporting the current Administration for actions said readers would never tolerate from the barely-departed Administration of Clinton are equally, if not even more, transparent?

Whatever the reason for his style...do you agree with the message he was trying to present? If not, why not?

45 posted on 12/04/2001 11:44:59 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: Jefferson Adams
"Meet the new boss"?
46 posted on 12/04/2001 11:46:18 AM PST by Mercuria
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To: A.J.Armitage
ping with agreement
47 posted on 12/04/2001 11:52:25 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Mercuria
Agree? It would be difficult to agree with a document that so thoroughly intermingle animosity with naivete. If an event of similar magnitude impacted us during President Clinton's term clearly the country would have backed him equally in his efforts to prevent a recurrence. To think they wouldn't underestimates our ability to rise above the personal animosity felt towards the man, and also defies the quantitative polling data which emereged after his response to the USS Cole bombing. Unfortunately, it appears many of his diehard supporters from that time can't find it within themselves to do the same for President Bush now.
48 posted on 12/04/2001 12:34:34 PM PST by LiberalBassTurds
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To: Mercuria
BTW on a personal note I noticed that you reviewed my profile to make a point in your response. You skipped over the part about losing a family member in the WTC without so much as a condolence. So as you are trying to do with me, let's calibrate where you are coming from... What are your thoughts on the war? How should we deal with the "American" Taliban we capture?
49 posted on 12/04/2001 12:50:37 PM PST by LiberalBassTurds
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