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Flip on CSPAN They're showing Tony Blair in not-so-rare form

 
 
Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:15 pm
As I wonder for at least the 10th time this year; why can't we have a Tony Blair?
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kickycan
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:31 pm
Bill, I'm not that bored yet, but I wanted to post here so that you don't feel bad about nobody answering your thread yet. Wanna call me an idiot again?
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:38 pm
Laughing -> Kicky. Every other "Flip on CSPAN" thread gets ignored completely. The idea is for anyone interested to flip on CSPAN. I assure you; there's nothing boring about watching Tony Blair shred the House of Commons... Well, I guess that part's a matter of personal preference. But, thanks for thinking of me, idiot. Laughing
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kickycan
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2005 11:44 pm
Your welcome, pinhead. Laughing
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material girl
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 04:57 am
Do you like Tony?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 05:57 am
That's what I love about A2K..................comeraderie and understanding of people with a different "take" on life! Rolling Eyes
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 08:25 am
It's okay Phoenix... the jokes were carryovers from his thread "How many ways can you call me an idiot?." Laughing

Material Girl wrote:
Do you like Tony?
Yes, very much. I think he's the bomb. I don't believe I've ever seen another politician who could stand in the middle of the house commons, take all manner of hostile questions and fire back good answer after good answer... seemingly always with grace, more than a little confidence and a typically a look of amusement at their efforts. Where American Presidents are typically at their worst, he seems at ease. In a typical 20-minute session, he'll lay to waste a like number of adversaries, effortlessly, and leave laughter at their seeming ineptness in his wake. If the world were to United under a single governing body tomorrow, I'd want Tony Blair to at the helm.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 08:52 am
OCCOM BILL wrote:
In a typical 20-minute session, ....


A session in 'The United Kingdom Parliament' lasts a bit longer, namely one year (Session is the word used to describe the Parliamentary year). :wink:

Blair, btw, was accused last December of treating Parliament as an irrelevance after recording the worst voting record of any modern prime minister: he turned up for just 6 per cent of Commons votes in the 2003-04 session, far fewer than the leaders of the other major parties and the worst record in the Cabinet.

http://images.thetimes.co.uk/TGD/picture/0,,168326,00.jpg

Well, I do like him too (leaving out his decission re war in Iraq aside).

He seems to do only that in what he really believes.
And I do think, too, New Labour really is the kind of Socialism, we need today.


I seriously do wonder more than a bit, Bill, that you are such a strong fan of Tony, since the Britsih conservatives are even left to your views :wink:
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blatham
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 08:54 am
I watch Tony on the Quebec channel. His voice is muted, and a french translator speaks for him.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 09:13 am
blatham wrote:
I watch Tony on the Quebec channel. His voice is muted, and a french translator speaks for him.


You can see him and listen to him (when he is there and speaking, which he isn't just now) here or here (the latter for those, who dislike BBC :wink:
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 10:13 am
It is the man I admire Walter, not the politics. No politician accurately reflects my politics (especially you lefty foreigners Shocked). Like you I sense that his integrity is absolute... and I find his charismatic candor nothing short of amazing for someone in his business. He's either the best actor on planet earth, or he really is the man that all politicians break their necks trying to appear to be.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 01:32 pm
I agree with you again, Bill (twice in one day, no less!)

If Bush had to successfully answer questions about his policies, in front of a TV audience, on at least a semi-regular basis, he'd get ten thousand times the respect that he does.

Problem is... he wouldn't be any good at it. Not that I'm blaming him per se; if he had had to do that, they would have picked a different man for the job in the first place.

Cycloptichorn
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 01:37 pm
OCCOM BILL wrote:
It is the man I admire Walter, not the politics.


Well, Tony stands for his politics - I wonder, how you can seperate this in your admiration. As he says himself, he can't be divided.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2005 01:50 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
OCCOM BILL wrote:
It is the man I admire Walter, not the politics.


Well, Tony stands for his politics - I wonder, how you can separate this in your admiration. As he says himself, he can't be divided.
It's not so hard Walter. I admire Bill Clinton, to a lesser extent mind you, for his ability to capture an audience... and I despise his politics. For that matter, Walter, I admire you, Deb, Nimh, Soz, Craven etc. though our positions seldom coincide. In the real world too, too many of my favorite people are lefties so it's impossible for me to hold it against them. :wink:

Stop agreeing with Cyclops... you're starting to freak me out. Shocked
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