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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2005 21:18      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Republicans tell us all the time they don't believe in government.

And one thing that The War on Terrorism, Iraq, Rita and Katrina have taught us is that in a crisis, having people who don't believe in government try to run the government is like having an aethiest priest attend to your last rights.

You hear a lot of fancy talk, but you're still going to hell pretty fast.

Did you hear that since "W" took office, the folks publishing "Dante's Inferno" have added three new levels just to take the overflow? It's a great read. Check it out.

Colonel Panic

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2005 01:36      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was interested to hear GWB say the following in the aftermath of Katrina

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Within the Gulf region....there's also some deep, persistent poverty ...., as well. That poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action.
Could this mean that he might be less in thrall to rigid dogma now, or will this "bold action" be mainly prayers and right wing sermonising?

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Frost
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Icon 2 posted September 29, 2005 04:27      Profile for Frost     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'd like to think he's less in thrall to dogma but experience has taught me to expect prayers and sermonizing. [shake head]

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2005 04:39      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Frost:
I'd like to think he's less in thrall to dogma

GWB thinks dogma is married to dogpa, it's that guy with his hand up GWBs back that has me worried.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2005 11:09      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I was interested to hear GWB say the following in the aftermath of Katrina

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Within the Gulf region....there's also some deep, persistent poverty ...., as well. That poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action.
Could this mean that he might be less in thrall to rigid dogma now, or will this "bold action" be mainly prayers and right wing sermonising?
I think it's just typical hot air . I can't imagine what sort of bold action Bush could take to address poverty without making his party very upset. Really, what can he do? Re-vitalize the student loan programs Reagan gutted so poor people can go to college? Increase funding for welfare after all that Republican-led flap back in the 90's? Where would the money come from, with this huge deficit we're currently running. It's kinda like his big announcement about goin back to the Moon and then to Mars. Vintage political bullshit.

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