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Here's something for BBB, BPB & other three initialed A2Kers

 
 
Grand Duke
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2004 04:58 am
Maybe you have a point. It wouldn't have made a difference though even if the Tories had won the last election, as they were well-up for the war as well. The Liberals weren't, but they only get around 20% of the votes.

Can you define "jentina" for me please, I couldn't find it at dictionary.com.
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2004 05:12 am
Grand Duke wrote:
Can you define "jentina" for me please, I couldn't find it at dictionary.com.


jentina seems to be this week's "it girl" on c-video, a music video site out of good ol' albion sponsored, it looks, by apple. ;lots of the usual appeal formula that you could hear a dozen times and not be able to whistle once.

britney from blighty, ol' chap.

that's okay. ya still got the cooper temple clause. Laughing
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2004 05:15 am
Grand Duke wrote:
The Liberals weren't, but they only get around 20% of the votes.


sorry. this just dawned on me. then how come we hear that something like 80% of the brits were/are gainst the iraq involvement?
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2004 05:22 am
Because the Labour government, like many governments in history, decided that it knew better than the public (arguably true when you look at the rubbish they told us about WMD) and went ahead with the war anyway. A few cabinet ministers resigned in protest, but that was about it. I was only joking really when I made my original comment about Americans and their politics, but I've enjoyed discussing it with you!

PS. Every time I see your username & avatar, it reminds me of Metallica, who I had the good fortune to see on tour in '93. You a fan? Or is it reference to the Minutemen?
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2004 12:52 pm
Grand Duke wrote:
Because the Labour government, like many governments in history, decided that it knew better than the public (arguably true when you look at the rubbish they told us about WMD) and went ahead with the war anyway. A few cabinet ministers resigned in protest, but that was about it.


yep. the only place where there has been much support for the iraq invasion (as opposed to afghanistan, which i favored..) seems to be here in the u.s. generally it has been about a 50/50 split, though it's headed towards a higher number wondering if "it was worth it". i hear that tony's getting a real drubbing about it. the spin here is, that "terrorists changed the outcome of the spanish election with the madrid bombing". what they don't mention at the same time is that +/- 85% of the spanish population was against spain's involvement.

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I was only joking really when I made my original comment about Americans and their politics, but I've enjoyed discussing it with you!


i know. Laughing. didn't mean to come off harsh. a lot of the "seriousness" about politics, especially these days, is due to america's unresolved "cultural" issues. some people don't understand or want to acknowledge that culture is a living thing. frankly, i believe that most of the culture war boils down to religion.

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PS. Every time I see your username & avatar, it reminds me of Metallica, who I had the good fortune to see on tour in '93. You a fan? Or is it reference to the Minutemen?


yeah, i like some of their stuff. "sad but true" is an all time favorite. for the thrashier stuff i kinda lean more towards megadeth. my wife, a gentle soul, leans quite far away from both ! lol! she's still into gabriel era genesis. i like pretty much all kinds of stuff as long as it's well done.

but the dtom thing is more my reaction to a right wing that claims to be in favor of less government while constantly attempting to foist it's version of "values" on others. i, and most americans, find it incredibly offensive.

been good discussing with you as well. catch ya later!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2004 06:24 pm
tread--Thats the beauty of our system of marketing. The righties make many thumps at confessing a deep desire for less government, UNLESS, the government can provide us all with directions on how we must conduct our personal lives. I find absolutely no hypocrisy here, nope, not a bit, not me, no sir.
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2004 08:12 pm
If anyone is interested this is pretty remarkable writing from Junior

http://www.esquire.com/features/articles/2004/040729_mfe_reagan_1.html

The Case Against George W. Bush

The son of the fortieth president of the United States takes a hard look at the son of the forty-first and does not like what he sees

By Ron Reagan
September 2004, Volume 142, Issue 3
Illustration by Tim O'Brien
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