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  1. B. Lafferty

    B. Lafferty Guest

    ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast

    Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined President
    George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to celebrate the thirtieth
    day of the President's vigil against Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier
    killed in action in Iraq.

    Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen here with
    Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey Sheehan, deceased
    Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.

    "We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to "extend my
    vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this mission" and force Sheehan
    to give up her siege of the Western White House.

    Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame cancer to
    become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief in yourself that
    says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"

    A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's limited
    work schedule and attention span, he would not have time to see Mrs.
    Sheehan. However, a place in the schedule had to be made for Mr. Armstrong
    because the celebrity peddler, like the President, has several major
    corporate sponsors with urgent needs.

    Armstrong said he thought it inappropriate to politicize the office of the
    president, noting that his own appearance at the ranch was arranged by the
    Discovery Channel, "for craven commercial purposes only."

    Mr. Bush, backing over the symbolic gravestone, said he understood the
    difficulty of military families with kin in Iraq. During the war in Vietnam,
    the President was a combat pilot assigned to protect Houston from Viet Cong
    attack.

    --

    Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best
    Democracy Money Can Buy. Subscribe to his commentaries at
    www.GregPalast.com.
     
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  2. RonSonic

    RonSonic Guest

    On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:25:51 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >
    >Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined President
    >George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to celebrate the thirtieth
    >day of the President's vigil against Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier
    >killed in action in Iraq.
    >
    >Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen here with
    >Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey Sheehan, deceased
    >Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.
    >
    >"We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to "extend my
    >vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this mission" and force Sheehan
    >to give up her siege of the Western White House.
    >
    >Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame cancer to
    >become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief in yourself that
    >says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"
    >
    >A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's limited
    >work schedule and attention span, he would not have time to see Mrs.
    >Sheehan.


    Just one thing, President Bush met Mrs Sheehan back in April. I suppose one want
    him to have a sort of open door policy that invited everyone who disagrees with
    anything he's done to keep coming back and pestering him about it. Just seems
    like a waste of time to me.

    I'm thinking some of the blame Bush crowd have been trying to do a "Roger and
    Me" sequel, except Bush keeps meeting the families of killed and injured
    military, so there's ro story. Until now, they found someone he's already met
    and talked to and then pretended the first visit never happened.

    All in all, a strange thing.

    Ron
     
  3. Robert Chung

    Robert Chung Guest

    B. Lafferty wrote:
    > During the war in Vietnam, the President was a combat pilot assigned
    > to protect Houston from Viet Cong attack.


    His commander obviously thought the best way to protect Houston was to
    send him to Alabama.

    --
    http://anonymous.coward.free.fr/temp/coalitiondeaths.png
     
  4. jc

    jc Guest

    B. Lafferty wrote:
    > ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >


    <<Snip>>

    > However, a place in the schedule had to be made for Mr. Armstrong
    > because the celebrity peddler, like the President, has several major
    > corporate sponsors with urgent needs.


    I didn't know that Armstrong had taken to selling celebrities door to
    door, although certainly he is famous for having pedaled around France.
     
  5. Eric Hill

    Eric Hill Guest

    B. Lafferty wrote:

    > Armstrong said he thought it inappropriate to politicize the office of the
    > president


    pure comedy gold!
     
  6. Tim Lines

    Tim Lines Guest

    RonSonic wrote:
    > On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:25:51 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >>
    >>Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined President
    >>George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to celebrate the thirtieth
    >>day of the President's vigil against Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier
    >>killed in action in Iraq.
    >>
    >>Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen here with
    >>Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey Sheehan, deceased
    >>Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>
    >>"We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to "extend my
    >>vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this mission" and force Sheehan
    >>to give up her siege of the Western White House.
    >>
    >>Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame cancer to
    >>become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief in yourself that
    >>says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"
    >>
    >>A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's limited
    >>work schedule and attention span, he would not have time to see Mrs.
    >>Sheehan.

    >
    >
    > Just one thing, President Bush met Mrs Sheehan back in April. I suppose one want
    > him to have a sort of open door policy that invited everyone who disagrees with
    > anything he's done to keep coming back and pestering him about it. Just seems
    > like a waste of time to me.
    >
    > I'm thinking some of the blame Bush crowd have been trying to do a "Roger and
    > Me" sequel, except Bush keeps meeting the families of killed and injured
    > military, so there's ro story. Until now, they found someone he's already met
    > and talked to and then pretended the first visit never happened.
    >
    > All in all, a strange thing.
    >
    > Ron


    Hey, aren't you the guy who said:
    "Hate can blind one to things like humor"?

    So lighten up, this was obviously a joke. Not all funny but there's a
    couple good lines in there.
     
  7. RonSonic

    RonSonic Guest

    On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:23:18 -0700, Tim Lines <[email protected]> wrote:

    >RonSonic wrote:
    >> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:25:51 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >>>
    >>>Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined President
    >>>George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to celebrate the thirtieth
    >>>day of the President's vigil against Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier
    >>>killed in action in Iraq.
    >>>
    >>>Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen here with
    >>>Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey Sheehan, deceased
    >>>Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>>
    >>>"We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to "extend my
    >>>vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this mission" and force Sheehan
    >>>to give up her siege of the Western White House.
    >>>
    >>>Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame cancer to
    >>>become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief in yourself that
    >>>says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"
    >>>
    >>>A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's limited
    >>>work schedule and attention span, he would not have time to see Mrs.
    >>>Sheehan.

    >>
    >>
    >> Just one thing, President Bush met Mrs Sheehan back in April. I suppose one want
    >> him to have a sort of open door policy that invited everyone who disagrees with
    >> anything he's done to keep coming back and pestering him about it. Just seems
    >> like a waste of time to me.
    >>
    >> I'm thinking some of the blame Bush crowd have been trying to do a "Roger and
    >> Me" sequel, except Bush keeps meeting the families of killed and injured
    >> military, so there's ro story. Until now, they found someone he's already met
    >> and talked to and then pretended the first visit never happened.
    >>
    >> All in all, a strange thing.
    >>
    >> Ron

    >
    >Hey, aren't you the guy who said:
    >"Hate can blind one to things like humor"?
    >
    >So lighten up, this was obviously a joke. Not all funny but there's a
    >couple good lines in there.


    There were. But all of it predicates on the lie that Bush wouldn't meet with
    Sheehan.

    My attitude toward the Bush bash is pure and simple irritation. I don't hate
    mosquitoes either but they also irritate. And we can make jokes about the
    mosquitoes too, but they still annoy.

    Ron
     
  8. Tim Lines

    Tim Lines Guest

    RonSonic wrote:
    > On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:23:18 -0700, Tim Lines <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>RonSonic wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:25:51 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >>>>
    >>>>Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined President
    >>>>George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to celebrate the thirtieth
    >>>>day of the President's vigil against Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier
    >>>>killed in action in Iraq.
    >>>>
    >>>>Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen here with
    >>>>Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey Sheehan, deceased
    >>>>Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>>>
    >>>>"We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to "extend my
    >>>>vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this mission" and force Sheehan
    >>>>to give up her siege of the Western White House.
    >>>>
    >>>>Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame cancer to
    >>>>become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief in yourself that
    >>>>says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"
    >>>>
    >>>>A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's limited
    >>>>work schedule and attention span, he would not have time to see Mrs.
    >>>>Sheehan.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Just one thing, President Bush met Mrs Sheehan back in April. I suppose one want
    >>>him to have a sort of open door policy that invited everyone who disagrees with
    >>>anything he's done to keep coming back and pestering him about it. Just seems
    >>>like a waste of time to me.
    >>>
    >>>I'm thinking some of the blame Bush crowd have been trying to do a "Roger and
    >>>Me" sequel, except Bush keeps meeting the families of killed and injured
    >>>military, so there's ro story. Until now, they found someone he's already met
    >>>and talked to and then pretended the first visit never happened.
    >>>
    >>>All in all, a strange thing.
    >>>
    >>>Ron

    >>
    >>Hey, aren't you the guy who said:
    >>"Hate can blind one to things like humor"?
    >>
    >>So lighten up, this was obviously a joke. Not all funny but there's a
    >>couple good lines in there.

    >
    >
    > There were. But all of it predicates on the lie that Bush wouldn't meet with
    > Sheehan.
    >
    > My attitude toward the Bush bash is pure and simple irritation. I don't hate
    > mosquitoes either but they also irritate. And we can make jokes about the
    > mosquitoes too, but they still annoy.


    Every US President is the butt of jokes. Well, I really don't remember
    before Nixon but I'm pretty sure it was true then too. Pat Paulsen ran
    for President in '68 and that indicates that the Presidency was a
    subject of humor. And Johnson? Just look at the man.

    So anyone who runs for President is essentially taping a "Kick Me" sign
    to their own back.

    I do understand the annoyance but I also try not to get wound up about
    the inevitable. It's not worth the effort.
     
  9. Tim Lines wrote:

    > RonSonic wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:23:18 -0700, Tim Lines <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> RonSonic wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:25:51 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined
    >>>>> President George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to
    >>>>> celebrate the thirtieth day of the President's vigil against Cindy
    >>>>> Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in action in Iraq.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen
    >>>>> here with Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey
    >>>>> Sheehan, deceased Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to
    >>>>> "extend my vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this
    >>>>> mission" and force Sheehan to give up her siege of the Western
    >>>>> White House.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame
    >>>>> cancer to become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief
    >>>>> in yourself that says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's
    >>>>> limited work schedule and attention span, he would not have time to
    >>>>> see Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Just one thing, President Bush met Mrs Sheehan back in April. I
    >>>> suppose one want
    >>>> him to have a sort of open door policy that invited everyone who
    >>>> disagrees with
    >>>> anything he's done to keep coming back and pestering him about it.
    >>>> Just seems
    >>>> like a waste of time to me.
    >>>> I'm thinking some of the blame Bush crowd have been trying to do a
    >>>> "Roger and
    >>>> Me" sequel, except Bush keeps meeting the families of killed and
    >>>> injured
    >>>> military, so there's ro story. Until now, they found someone he's
    >>>> already met
    >>>> and talked to and then pretended the first visit never happened.
    >>>>
    >>>> All in all, a strange thing.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ron
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Hey, aren't you the guy who said:
    >>> "Hate can blind one to things like humor"?
    >>>
    >>> So lighten up, this was obviously a joke. Not all funny but there's
    >>> a couple good lines in there.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> There were. But all of it predicates on the lie that Bush wouldn't
    >> meet with
    >> Sheehan.
    >> My attitude toward the Bush bash is pure and simple irritation. I
    >> don't hate
    >> mosquitoes either but they also irritate. And we can make jokes about the
    >> mosquitoes too, but they still annoy.

    >
    >
    > Every US President is the butt of jokes. Well, I really don't remember
    > before Nixon but I'm pretty sure it was true then too. Pat Paulsen ran
    > for President in '68 and that indicates that the Presidency was a
    > subject of humor. And Johnson? Just look at the man.
    >
    > So anyone who runs for President is essentially taping a "Kick Me" sign
    > to their own back.
    >
    > I do understand the annoyance but I also try not to get wound up about
    > the inevitable. It's not worth the effort.


    Remember this guy?

    http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/1985/

    Steve

    --
    Mark & Steven Bornfeld DDS
    http://www.dentaltwins.com
    Brooklyn, NY
    718-258-5001
     
  10. Tim Lines

    Tim Lines Guest

    Mark & Steven Bornfeld wrote:
    > Tim Lines wrote:
    >
    >> RonSonic wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:23:18 -0700, Tim Lines <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> RonSonic wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:25:51 GMT, "B. Lafferty" <[email protected]>
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> ARMSTRONG BIKES WITH PRESIDENT OVER SHEEHAN GRAVE By Greg Palast
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Crawford, Texas - Celebrity bike champ Lance Armstrong joined
    >>>>>> President George W. Bush this weekend at the Crawford Ranch to
    >>>>>> celebrate the thirtieth day of the President's vigil against Cindy
    >>>>>> Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in action in Iraq.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Armstrong, fresh from his victory in the Tour De France, is seen
    >>>>>> here with Mr. Bush riding across the symbolic gravesite of Casey
    >>>>>> Sheehan, deceased Army specialist, son of the bereaved Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "We must stay the course," said a resolute Mr. Bush who vowed to
    >>>>>> "extend my vacation as long as necessary to accomplish this
    >>>>>> mission" and force Sheehan to give up her siege of the Western
    >>>>>> White House.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Armstrong set an upbeat tone when he said, "You know, I overcame
    >>>>>> cancer to become a hot-shot biker. It takes hard work and a belief
    >>>>>> in yourself that says, "Never give up, never say 'die.'"
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> A Presidential spokesman said that given the Commander-in-Chief's
    >>>>>> limited work schedule and attention span, he would not have time
    >>>>>> to see Mrs. Sheehan.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Just one thing, President Bush met Mrs Sheehan back in April. I
    >>>>> suppose one want
    >>>>> him to have a sort of open door policy that invited everyone who
    >>>>> disagrees with
    >>>>> anything he's done to keep coming back and pestering him about it.
    >>>>> Just seems
    >>>>> like a waste of time to me.
    >>>>> I'm thinking some of the blame Bush crowd have been trying to do a
    >>>>> "Roger and
    >>>>> Me" sequel, except Bush keeps meeting the families of killed and
    >>>>> injured
    >>>>> military, so there's ro story. Until now, they found someone he's
    >>>>> already met
    >>>>> and talked to and then pretended the first visit never happened.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> All in all, a strange thing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ron
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Hey, aren't you the guy who said:
    >>>> "Hate can blind one to things like humor"?
    >>>>
    >>>> So lighten up, this was obviously a joke. Not all funny but there's
    >>>> a couple good lines in there.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> There were. But all of it predicates on the lie that Bush wouldn't
    >>> meet with
    >>> Sheehan.
    >>> My attitude toward the Bush bash is pure and simple irritation. I
    >>> don't hate
    >>> mosquitoes either but they also irritate. And we can make jokes about
    >>> the
    >>> mosquitoes too, but they still annoy.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Every US President is the butt of jokes. Well, I really don't
    >> remember before Nixon but I'm pretty sure it was true then too. Pat
    >> Paulsen ran for President in '68 and that indicates that the
    >> Presidency was a subject of humor. And Johnson? Just look at the man.
    >>
    >> So anyone who runs for President is essentially taping a "Kick Me"
    >> sign to their own back.
    >>
    >> I do understand the annoyance but I also try not to get wound up about
    >> the inevitable. It's not worth the effort.

    >
    >
    > Remember this guy?
    >
    > http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/1985/
    >


    There you go. I imagine this guy a had a great time with the Bay of
    Pigs. And a bunch of Democrats harrumphing "That's not what happened at
    all! His whole routine is predicated on a lie!" And that harrumphing
    is at least half the appeal of this type of humor.
     
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