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2003-08-24 11:16:06 PM  
"They have undermined the morality of this great continent for too long."

Wow, I guess morality was a non-issue when we cleaned house on the native americans that were residing here? As long as your god approves it is moral then, eh?

a55hole.

/trying to keep the cinders flaming.
 
2003-08-24 11:17:53 PM  
 
2003-08-24 11:19:48 PM  
lonecrow you tricked me you farking canadienne!
 
2003-08-24 11:19:51 PM  
bellefromhell

Iraq had all sorts of bad things... He "says" he got rid of them... The U.N. tried to find out but never got far. U.S. came in and is tryi8ng to get the job done.

The US 'came' in is the most offensive euphemism I believe I've seen yet.

Substitute 'came' for 'invaded the country killing tens of thousands of people, overthrew the government and are currently selling everything off to foreign investors' and you'll be seen as rather more honest.
 
2003-08-24 11:22:19 PM  
2003-08-24 10:30:16 PM Dirtydan

Great Basic Ref.

Now i want to go dust off my old apple IIe
 
2003-08-24 11:22:23 PM  
I will not be voting for Mr. Bush in 2004.
 
2003-08-24 11:24:17 PM  
 
2003-08-24 11:25:27 PM  
I will be voting for President Bush in 2004.
 
2003-08-24 11:26:51 PM  
 
2003-08-24 11:27:34 PM  
Probably been said...but
Worst. President. Ever.
 
2003-08-24 11:27:46 PM  
Sinatra:

"I love 'em, voted for him in 2000, will vote for him in 2004, but I think his days are numbered.

It may be in the best interest of the country to have a change of administration."


Goddamn it, now how the hell are we supposed to flame that. Can't you just "Bush is teh roxor" or "Bush is teh suxor" like everyone else?
 
2003-08-24 11:29:15 PM  
And for a bit of balance...

 
2003-08-24 11:33:50 PM  
Cubansaltyballs: "Remeber, with strict gun control, only these guys would have guns"

Dude, totally. And, like, if nukes are outlawed? Only outlaws? Will have nukes?
 
2003-08-24 11:34:54 PM  
 
2003-08-24 11:38:45 PM  
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed.

I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of the war."

-- President Abraham Lincoln, November 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins) in Archer H. Shaw, The Lincoln Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1950), p. 40.
 
2003-08-24 11:39:44 PM  
ps - he was right.
 
2003-08-24 11:41:09 PM  
John Maynard Keynes,
The Economic Consequences of the Peace,
1920, page 240

"If, however, a government refrains from regulations and allows matters to take their course, essential commodities soon attain a level of price out of the reach of all but the rich, the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent, and the fraud upon the public can be concealed no longer."

Libertarians - please take notes.
 
2003-08-24 11:47:17 PM  
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

too bad i didnt think of this in an earlier thread...

how do you de-activate an armed nuclear warhead by transmitting directly to the hardware in an IBCM?

is it not possible to simply do massive broadcasts of signals into space that would deactivate all the enemy ICBM warheads whether in space or even just leaving atmosphere and up to re-entering the atmosphere???

this i think is a much better idea than the conventional methods...
 
2003-08-24 11:49:09 PM  
Armed and Delerious, I would listen to what you have to say, but since my Fark number is WAY lower than yours, I hereby dismiss everything you have said and will say.

/kidding
 
2003-08-24 11:50:51 PM  
I love those types of quotes, you know, old quotes applying well to modern day situations. I got a few but I can't remember them at this hour. You got any more good ones I can add to my collection there?
 
2003-08-24 11:51:44 PM  
"The death of Lincoln was a disaster for Christendom. There was no man in the United States great enough to wear his boots and the bankers went anew to grab the riches. I fear that foreign bankers with their craftiness and tortuous tricks will entirely control the exuberant riches of America and use it to systematically corrupt modern civilization."

OTTO VON BISMARCK, German Chancellor (1815-1898)
 
2003-08-24 11:53:04 PM  
Bush is about the same as every President since Kennedy...in both the bad AND the good...people flock to his side despite the evidence against him...same for Clinton...same for Bush the senior (until Gulf War I)...same for Reagan...and Nixon...and Johnson...
 
2003-08-24 11:56:22 PM  
Ya, that's way lower than me alright soporific, on all counts.

Reminds me of many things--You dare defy my will? I've been playing since B1.32389609245159439 so suck on that

/Very small forum penis
/finished Calc homework, going to bed
 
2003-08-24 11:57:58 PM  
"If the [American] people in its historic development had possessed that [solidarity] which [Arabs] enjoyed, the [United States] today would doubtless be [the leader] of the globe.

World history would have taken a different course, and no one can distinguish whether in this way we would not have obtained what so many blinded pacifists today hope to gain by begging, whining and whimpering: a peace, supported not by the palm branches of tearful, pacifist female mourners, but based on the victorious sword of a master people, putting the world into the service of a higher culture."

-- [US Neocons], p. 396

"In actual fact the pacifistic-humane idea is perfectly all right perhaps when the highest type of man has previously conquered and subjected the world to an extent that makes him the sole ruler of this earth Therefore, first struggle and then perhaps pacifism."

-- [US Neocons], p. 288

Sounds like them, doesn't it ?

Subsitute for the original speaker:

German, herd (national) unity, other peoples, Reich, mistress, Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf.
 
2003-08-24 11:59:33 PM  
Armed and Delerious Go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

Oh, you already are going away. Well, then when you return...I will have probably gone away. All right, we'll call it a draw.
 
2003-08-24 11:59:48 PM  
The Lincoln quote was better, but still...

/CTRL-C, CTRL-V
 
2003-08-25 12:02:16 AM  
NU! NU! NU!
 
2003-08-25 12:03:11 AM  
 
2003-08-25 12:09:33 AM  
I usually get whinged at for posting quotes :)

These are my personal favourites:

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. - Abraham Lincoln

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. - Abraham Lincoln

Military glory, the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood. - Abraham Lincoln

Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." When the [Modern Republicans] get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except [Arabs] and foreigners and [Muslims]." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy hypocrisy. - Abraham Lincoln

I (heart) Lincoln - as it that wasn't obvious :)
 
2003-08-25 12:13:17 AM  
"I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right."
- Frederick (II) the Great


"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953
 
2003-08-25 12:15:36 AM  
Though this one is the most perfect of all. Awe.

"The loud little handful -- as usual -- will shout for the war. The pulpit will -- warily and cautiously -- object -- at first; the great, big, dull bulk of the nation will rub its sleepy eyes and try to make out why there should be a war, and will say, earnestly and indignantly, "It is unjust and dishonorable, and there is no necessity for it."

Then the handful will shout louder. A few fair men on the other side will argue and reason against the war with speech and pen, and at first will have a hearing and be applauded; but it will not last long; those others will out-shout them, and presently the anti-war audiences will thin out and lose popularity.

Before long you will see this curious thing: the speakers stoned from the platform, and free speech strangled by hordes of furious men who in their secret hearts are still at one with those stoned speakers -- as earlier -- but do not dare to say so. And now the whole nation -- pulpit and all -- will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 . The Mysterious Stranger (published 1916)

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
 
2003-08-25 12:16:46 AM  
That should just about do it.
 
2003-08-25 12:18:09 AM  
Abe had good ones.

I keep trying to go back, but they keep pulling me back in!
I will not hit reload... I will not hit reload... I will not hit reload...

Part of your getting whined at might be the changes. [Arabs] and the like. Quote purist, I don't like seeing those substitutions made, but prefer the quote in its original state, since the meaning and implication is what counts. And besides, if someone needs those substitutions to understand the meaning, they probably arent the type to be persuaded by the quote anyway.

Just my final .02, I could be wrong, wouldn't be a first, but that's my nitpicky preference.

Off to bed, unless someone's written something between your post and mine.
 
2003-08-25 12:18:20 AM  
Neocon must be one of those stupid newspeak words that means whatever the writer intends at the moment.
 
2003-08-25 12:20:18 AM  
ooh, I remembered one of my favorites.

"He who is willing to trade freedoms in the name of security deserves neither."
-- Benjamin Franklin

/NOT trying to start an argument or a debate, just mentioning a loved quote
 
2003-08-25 12:21:17 AM  
Armed and Delerious

I agree, and I usually don't change the context. Food for thought aren't they.

'night 'night :)
 
2003-08-25 12:27:16 AM  
Bush is the most ignorant President ever.

So true.
 
2003-08-25 12:36:40 AM  
IM GOING TO BED.
WORST...THREAD....EVER
 
2003-08-25 12:43:44 AM  
-well done, tad3tte.
 
2003-08-25 12:48:20 AM  
I thought this was supposed to be a discussion about how we were not going to flame/ why not listen to crappy music instead.....
 
2003-08-25 12:54:42 AM  
Oh yeah.

I like butter. Margarine is hydrogenated, which sucks.
 
2003-08-25 12:55:28 AM  
Goddammnitshidt,
President_______is much better than president_________ plus president______ should be impeached (or imprisoned for) ______________ by the way I've been typing this on a(n)_________ which is much better than a(n)___________ computer. so fark off.
 
2003-08-25 12:56:32 AM  
George Walker Bush is so over. Move on. Nothing to see here.
 
2003-08-25 01:00:55 AM  
If George W. gets reelected in 2004. I'm moving to Amstradam. I miss Clinton... Alot.
 
2003-08-25 01:03:45 AM  
This is an especially damning article. I remember reading about this in the Australian media early on in the war, along with a story about the US using napalm.
 
2003-08-25 01:15:48 AM  
Maddogjew, we won't miss you...at all.
 
2003-08-25 01:16:22 AM  
Woah ... haven't been watching this place for a cpl. days. Now we don't even bother with articles anymore, just the resulting temper tantrums?!

WTF?! Where's the story?!?


/pissed I signed up for totalfark only a week or so ago, wasn't expecting this crap
 
2003-08-25 01:26:58 AM  
Maddogjew

What GEAH said, but opposite.

Which is pretty much my whole FARK posting experience.
 
2003-08-25 01:47:34 AM  

For God's sake, vote.
 
2003-08-25 02:04:41 AM  
Now, for todays Bush:

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."

BONUS BUSH!!:

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
---
 
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