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post #31 of 44
I think it's pretty offensive, but more than that, it makes him (and Americans by association) look like an idiot. He's dressed to go ice fishing, not attend a solemn event. What a freaking joke.
post #32 of 44
Wow. Way to spread the (wrong) "ignorant, sloppy, selfcentred"-American-jackass image around the world, Dick.
post #33 of 44
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I am also happy to see that politics and religion can injected into every conversation.
Uh yeah, coming from you, that is quite enlightening.
post #34 of 44
Substance over style, excerpts from Cheney's speech at Auschwitz: "I remember reading General Eisenhower's account of seeing one of the Nazi death camps at the end of World War II. He wrote, and I quote: I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these things in case it ever grew up at home the belief or the assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda. Eisenhower was one of the many who were determined to let the world know what happened, and to ensure that the evidence be kept so that the terrible truth could never be forgotten or erased. We have the preservation of memory at the camps themselves and for these last 60 years, we will have lived amongst survivors of the camps, and America and the world are grateful for your witness. As prisoners, you saw the face of systematic merciless cruelty, that killed innocent people of many nationalities and religious backgrounds, and murdered Jews only because they were Jews. But you also saw among your fellow captives great courage and acts of kindness. For six decades, you shared horror stories, recalling the horrors that you witnessed, keeping alive the memory of good people, righteous people, who did no wrong and who no man had any right to harm. Today many Holocaust survivors have children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That, I believe, is the greatest victory of all. Evil did not have the final say. You survived terror. You have let the world know the truth, and you have preserved the memory of those who perished here. Tomorrow-prior to the official ceremony-I am privileged to join Eli Wiesel in speaking to an international forum with many young people in attendance. I will remind them these great evils of history were perpetuated not in some remote uncivilized part of the world, but in the very heart of the civilized world. Men without conscience are capable of any cruelty the human mind can imagine. Therefore we must teach every generation the values of tolerance and decency and moral courage. And in every generation, free nations must maintain the will, the foresight and the strength to fight tyranny and spread the freedom that leads to peace. Our presence in Krakow today, together with our European and Israeli friends, shows our determination to oppose anti-Semitism, religious intolerance, bigotry and genocide. We must face down hatred together. We are dedicated to the task at hand, and we will never forget." I do think he should have at least gone with a darker colored parka, though.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by gorgekko,Jan. 28 2005,12:30
I am also happy to see that politics and religion can injected into every conversation.
Uh yeah, coming from you, that is quite enlightening.
I'm devastated. Reminds me of that line from the otherwise unreadable Ulyssess: Parried again. He fears the lancet of my art as I fear that of his. Except, of course, that your lancet was pretty weak. If you can find one instance of me initiating a remark that insulted someone's political or religious beliefs on this forum -- as certain others engage in practically every thread, and you have several hundred you can go through, feel free to private message them to me.
post #36 of 44
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If you can find one instance of me initiating a remark that insulted someone's political or religious beliefs on this forum -- as certain others engage in practically every thread, and you have several hundred you can go through, feel free to private message them to me.
Nope, that's not what I meant, and I think you knew it. I just think it's pretty obvious that you enjoy infusing political head-butting into conversations, and hence my remark. Which reminds me, didn't you call this clothing forum a "liberal nest" in your earlier days here, Mr. Martinovich?
post #37 of 44
On a lighter note, isn't that a line from Johnny Mnemonic? Man, that was a pretty weird movie, especially that Jesus Cyborg character.
post #38 of 44
Do you think they named the Lobb "Dick" after Cheney? John Lobb Dick This could be the official dress shoe of the government.
post #39 of 44
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Nope, that's not what I meant, and I think you knew it. I just think it's pretty obvious that you enjoy infusing political head-butting into conversations, and hence my remark. Which reminds me, didn't you call this clothing forum a "liberal nest" in your earlier days here, Mr. Martinovich?
I suppose I'll have rephrase because my meaning wasn't clear: I have never initiated a political conversation on this forum. I have only ever responded. Again, feel free to go through every post or reply I have made on this forum to check that assertion. I do not recall if I called this place a "liberal nest" -- frankly I think I would have used stronger language -- but if I did it certainly fits. This thread alone has witnessed a number of comments which directly underlines what I said earlier. Followed some links, did we? Yes, that is my last name.
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On a lighter note, isn't that a line from Johnny Mnemonic? Man, that was a pretty weird movie, especially that Jesus Cyborg character.
Good one...not many people have seen it. Not a very good movie but I always loved Keanu's rant on top of the garbage pile. If only a better actor had delivered it.
post #40 of 44
http://66.170.193.77/cgi-bin....1;st=10 Obviously you don't have to start a conversation to stir up the heat. Don't notice how enthusiast the conservatives are in the Politics section of the Forum? Also, I don't see anything here in this thread extolling liberalism or trashing consertives. Nothing out of line anyways. Selective screening of information?
post #41 of 44
You'd have to stir pretty hard to get any heat of the comments I made in that thread.
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Nothing out of line anyways. Selective screening of information?
I was about to accuse you of that same thing. If you haven't been seeing the constant stream of anti-conservative jibes in places where they are clearly not part of the point of the thread, then there isn't much I can say. At any rate, this thread is dangerously close to being closed for being very off-topic.
post #42 of 44
Liberal nest?
post #43 of 44
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Liberal nest?
I think that gorgekko wrote something to that effect in one of his early threads. Of course, all such opinions are colored by one's own. I think that the majority demographic of the forum: lawyers, other professionals and businessmen, and the threads are actually centrist leaning several degres to the right. There are leftists here, including the moderator, and some of the younger members of the forum, especially those in or just graduated from college. All in all though, I really don't see how this forum, especially given it's current preoccupation with "correct" professional dress, could be accurately described as a leftist nest of any sort.
post #44 of 44
Rest assured, whether you're liberals, libertarians or conservatives that I love you all
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