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Postby OperaTenor » Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:26 pm

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Postby BigJon » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:23 am

Wouldn't it be easier to just list the ones that aren't?
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Postby barfle » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:30 am

BigJon wrote:Wouldn't it be easier to just list the ones that aren't?

It would be a lot harder to find them. :roll:
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:09 pm

barfle wrote:
BigJon wrote:Wouldn't it be easier to just list the ones that aren't?

It would be a lot harder to find them. :roll:

We need Demosthenes, and a special lantern. Seems it's been hard to find honest folk for a long time.
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Postby shostakovich » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:50 pm

Wasn't that Diogenes? Or were you using an alias to avoid more embarrassment for the Administration?

Yes, I know that was a giant stretch just to be nasty to Bush. I'm afraid nothing is beneath my dignity when it comes to Dubya.
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:57 am

Wasnt Demosthenes the one who spoke thru a mouthful of pebbles?

Shos, you should be able to make some "rocks in the head" jokes out of that! :wink:
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Postby jamiebk » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:36 pm

piqaboo wrote:Wasnt Demosthenes the one who spoke thru a mouthful of pebbles?


No...that was Marlon Brando in "The Godfather"
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:58 pm

I guess they're all Greek to me. Clearly, I require more coffee :searching for the cup: :oops:
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Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:01 pm

Wasn't that Diogenes?


Isn't that a heart drug? :D
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Postby barfle » Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:01 pm

That would be Damitol.
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Postby shostakovich » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:45 pm

---- leading us right back to Bush. But it was worth a few chuckles on the way, all.
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Postby Haggis@wk » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:46 am

Clinton aide in trashy scandal

Finally, a metaphorical description of the Clinton legacy.


” A leading authority on classification policy, Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, said Mr. Berger's behavior was reminiscent of a "dead drop," when spies leave records in a park or under a mailbox to be retrieved by a handler.

"It seems deliberate and calculated," Mr. Aftergood said. "It's impossible to maintain the pretense that this was an act of absentmindedness." . . . At that time, Mr. Berger insisted that he accidentally removed and destroyed the records. When he pleaded guilty last year, the former national security chief admitted he acted intentionally.


What’s not mentioned here is, because the staff at the Achieve was inattentive at best or fawningly deferential at worst, Berger was allowed that rare opportunity few men get; he changed history.

True, he changed it after the fact and true, we will never know what his “contribution” was since he apparently destroyed it, but nevertheless he changed history.

It’s amazing how many self inflicted scandals the Clinton administration generated
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