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« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2009, 04:23:15 pm »

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It's being reported BO now favors the 'super wedgie' as opposed to Tickle-Torture. But, this rankled many of his base since most of them were once subjected to this form of 'torture' when they were in school.





That was freakin' hilarious. Well done.
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« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2009, 04:33:22 pm »

Earlier, the 'Pink Belly' was removed from the table of consideration as being 'far too violent'.

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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2009, 04:45:09 pm »

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Earlier, the 'Pink Belly' was removed from the table of consideration as being 'far too violent'.





Now I know the swirlee will be equated with waterboarding, so that's out. I am curious about purple nurples/ruby boobies and wet willies. They might be too violent as well.
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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2009, 06:28:08 pm »

On Obama's executive order scaling back the global gag order, apparently he has hacked off the Vatican:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5igKGopxWlT9SgXvlsDg_2zKcNlrw

Countdown to first priest molestation reference in an effort to either marginalize Catholics or change the subject 3...2...1
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2009, 07:07:26 pm »

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On Obama's executive order scaling back the global gag order, apparently he has hacked off the Vatican:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5igKGopxWlT9SgXvlsDg_2zKcNlrw


I wasn't aware that the Bush administration had a "hush hush" policy when it came to raping kids.
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« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2009, 07:09:54 pm »

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No RW, it was not a terrorist attack. The anthrax attacks were perpetrated by Bruce Ivins, a now-deceased bio scientist, not al Qaeda or any other middle eastern terrorist organization that is the subject of the war on terror. If you label Ivins' anthrax attacks as terrorism (and in the context of this "war on terror" name  change), then heck, let's throw in the DC sniper and that idiot OU student that blew himself up in 2005 as terrorism too.



Therefore, Timothy McVeigh, not a terrorist.
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« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2009, 07:10:42 pm »

Folks in this thread are in rare comedic form. Props this time to Neptune.
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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2009, 09:49:05 pm »

Finally, a little corroboration on Guido's thread!

"War in Terror "fading" in Obama Administration"

 
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 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The "War on Terror" is losing the war of words.  The catchphrase burned into the American lexicon hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is fading away, slowly if not deliberately being replaced by a new administration bent on repairing the U.S. image among Muslim nations.

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During the past seven years, the "War Against Terror" or "War on Terror" came to represent everything the U.S. military was doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the broader effort against extremists elsewhere or those seen as aiding militants aimed at destroying the West.

Ultimately and perhaps inadvertently, however, the phrase "became associated in the minds of many people outside the Unites States and particularly in places where the countries are largely Islamic and Arab, as being anti-Islam and anti-Arab," said Anthony Cordesman, a national security analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

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White House officials say there has been no deliberate ban on the war-on-terror phrase. And it hasn't completely disappeared. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has used the wording in briefings, and it's still in vogue among some in the Pentagon and State Department.

Asked about Obama's avoidance of the phrase, Gibbs said the president's language is "consistent with what he said in his inaugural address on the 20th. I'm not aware of any larger charges than that."


So, there's no new terminology, just a dialing back of the old rhetoric.  

So Guido, don't go stowing any of the old buzzwords up in your closet shelf just yet.  You can still use them.  You just have to THINK about how you use them from now on.  



 

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