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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 10:24 am
My friend invented a new word that I like very much and I thought I would share it with you.

He was describing a confrontation he had with someone by saying "they went all Zell Miller on me".

We decided that for maxium impact it should all be run together: Zellmillering - its the new "postal".
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fortune
 
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 12:31 pm
Er, hate to be a wet blanket, but who's Zell Miller?
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 12:39 pm
A reference to American politics, USA-style. Zell Miller is the democrat-in-name-only who was the Republican's keynote address speaker. Frothed and spittled his way through an unholy diatribe against all things democratic.

Good one, Boomerang. Zellmillering...
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fortune
 
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 01:34 pm
Thanks for the clarification, Piffka.

Yup, sounds like a good one!
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 06:41 pm
I like the word a lot. But I'm not sure of the definition. It's not synonimous with 'postal.' Betrayer might be a synonim. Or turncoat. Or, how about 'flip=flopper.' Here's a speech he made just about three years ago when introducing -- get ready for this -- John Kerry!



Introduction of Senator John Kerry

Democratic Party of Georgia's
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

March 1, 2001


It is good to be back in Georgia and to be with you. I have been coming to these dinners since the 1950s, and have missed very few.

I'm proud to be Georgia's junior senator and I'm honored to serve with Max Cleland, who is as loved and respected as anyone in that body. One of our very highest priorities must be to make sure this man is re-elected in 2002 so he can continue to serve this state and nation.

I continue to be impressed with all that Governor Barnes and Lieutenant Governor Taylor and the Speaker and the General Assembly are getting done over at the Gold Dome. Georgia is fortunate to have this kind of leadership.

My job tonight is an easy one: to present to you one of this nation's authentic heroes, one of this party's best-known and greatest leaders - and a good friend.

He was once a lieutenant governor - but he didn't stay in that office 16 years, like someone else I know. It just took two years before the people of Massachusetts moved him into the United States Senate in 1984.

In his 16 years in the Senate, John Kerry has fought against government waste and worked hard to bring some accountability to Washington.

Early in his Senate career in 1986, John signed on to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Bill, and he fought for balanced budgets before it was considered politically correct for Democrats to do so.

John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment. Business Week magazine named him one of the top pro-technology legislators and made him a member of its "Digital Dozen."

John was re-elected in 1990 and again in 1996 - when he defeated popular Republican Governor William Weld in the most closely watched Senate race in the country.

John is a graduate of Yale University and was a gunboat officer in the Navy. He received a Silver Star, Bronze Star and three awards of the Purple Heart for combat duty in Vietnam. He later co-founded the Vietnam Veterans of America.

He is married to Teresa Heinz and they have two daughters.

As many of you know, I have great affection - some might say an obsession - for my two Labrador retrievers, Gus and Woodrow. It turns out John is a fellow dog lover, too, and he better be. His German Shepherd, Kim, is about to have puppies. And I just want him to know … Gus and Woodrow had nothing to do with that.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Senator John Kerry.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 07:22 pm
Good one.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 5 Sep, 2004 08:13 pm
Hi all!

Thanks for posting that, Merry Andrew. My jaw is agape.

I like your definition, and Pifkas - I think zellmillering can be a many splendored thing - turncoat, flip-flopper, traitor, frothing, spitteling ranter, obnoxious, irrational nutjob - so many things.

Its a good word that has so many meanings!
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lovechocolatte
 
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Reply Mon 6 Sep, 2004 08:19 am
I see no contradiction... he obviously honors Kerry but thinks he is not the best man in these circumstances.
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lodp
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 09:59 pm
Piffka wrote:
A reference to American politics, USA-style. Zell Miller is the democrat-in-name-only who was the Republican's keynote address speaker. Frothed and spittled his way through an unholy diatribe against all things democratic.


I think what really justifies the creation of the word is his appearance on MSNBC hardball that night. Miller was close to getting physical! Have a look at This - at the bottom of the page there's a video featuring Jon Stewart, covering the story, absolutely hilarious.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Sat 18 Sep, 2004 11:31 pm
Hi lodp... isn't Jon Stewart great? The only TV show I try to watch whenever it's on. Welcome to a2k and hope you're enjoying yourself.

If you need any help or anything... just ask.
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lodp
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2004 10:43 am
Piffka wrote:
Hi lodp... isn't Jon Stewart great?


Sure is. Unfortunatly it's on only once a week over here in Austria. I'm glad they've got those feeds on the website.

Piffka wrote:
Welcome to a2k and hope you're enjoying yourself. If you need any help or anything... just ask.


Thanks, this is a great place!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2004 11:27 am
Hi lodp, I'll join Piffka in welcoming you to A2K!

Jon Stewart is a scream but it just kills me to think what Austrians must think of America by watching him!

I rarely get charge of the remote control at my house but I do always try to catch The Daily Show when it reruns each night at 7:00. I didn't know you could watch those clips on the internet though!

You've just made my life much easier!
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lodp
 
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Reply Sun 19 Sep, 2004 01:03 pm
boomerang wrote:
Jon Stewart is a scream but it just kills me to think what Austrians must think of America by watching him!


Actually, J.S. is among those who give me some confidence that America is a great country after all. Truly a voice of sanity. As are the Dixie Chicks Smile
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Piffka
 
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Reply Mon 20 Sep, 2004 10:26 pm
The Dixie Chicks & The Daily Show seem to cross generations... we enjoy them as well as our kids (20 & 21 yrs. old & in college. The Daily Show is one of the ways our family spends time together and then talks/laughs about the shows afterwards. And yep, like Boomerang, we watch the 7pm re-runs 'cause we're usually in bed before 11pm.

I'm glad you're come aboard, lodp. Thanks for telling us about the interview clips on the 'net. I'd never noticed them before.
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