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News Would you buy a used car from the Speaker of the House?

  1. Aug 8, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Did anyone see this joker - Rep. Dennis Hastert, (R-Ill.), Speaker of the House - on Meet the Press this morning? Holy snake oil salesman Batman!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5640412/
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2004 #2

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    And would you ride in a used car driven by The Honorable Ted Kennedy?
     
  4. Aug 8, 2004 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Hey, Tsunami did!
     
  5. Aug 8, 2004 #4

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    And she lived to tell the tale!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2004 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well...she's a good swimmer. :biggrin:

    Ooooh that was bad.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2004 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    So if we are to stay current, and I'm not talking river currents, I find the speaker downright scary. God save the President and Vice President! Now that's something I never thought I'd say until next November.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2004 #7

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    Or by the Strong and Determined President Bush ?

    At least we know what happened with Teddy...but nobody knows about Bush's Texas Driving Records because they've been vanished. :bugeye: We only know about his DUI in Maine, where he was not Governor. :eek:
     
  9. Aug 8, 2004 #8

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    Lol, nor do we know about Teddy's DUI's...mainly because he's a kennedy. We do know somewhat about his DUI in Senate...that DUI as in Debating under the influence HAHAHAHA I crack myself up.

    Anyway, I'd buy one from the speaker of the house before I'd buy one for Kerry...and if I bought one from Clinton..I'd have to have the back seat steam cleaned HO HO HO!
     
  10. Aug 8, 2004 #9
    We sure do. The honorable Kennedy Clan called in some IOU's and their drunken lush embarrassment avoided a manslaughter charge.

    Ivan, are you asking a question or are you making a political statement from your wobbly soap box?
     
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  11. Aug 9, 2004 #10

    Ivan Seeking

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    It was just an observation for you to view through your rosy colored glasses.

    I know a snake when I see one.
     
  12. Aug 9, 2004 #11
    I read the article, and I am not sure what the hoopla is about Dennis Hastert's comments. Anyone?
     
  13. Aug 9, 2004 #12

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    He bumbles a bit about drug laws and the selection of Alan Keyes as a senate nominee for Illinois, but other than that, he sounds like a pretty smart guy. He has an especially keen grasp of economics that Tim Russert doesn't seem to have. What's the problem? Did he look sleezy?
     
  14. Aug 10, 2004 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    A picture is worth a thousand words. 30 frames a second speaks volumes.

    It really helps to actually watch and listen to the people that you support. Reading only provides one dimension of perspective.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2004 #14
    Then why did you post the link?

    So did Hastert act crazed, a la Michael Moore?
     
  16. Aug 10, 2004 #15
    I watched it. This was the first interview that I saw of Hastert. I remember thinking that he came off as completely unbelievable and extremely "sneaky" looking. His eyes never looked at ohers, but were positioned in a way, I can't think of a word to describe it, that I associate with untrustworthiness.

    He made many disingenuous comments, such as this one. Although I will not dispute this statement, I consider that it is far MORE true in the case of the Republicans. In other words, while stating a truth, he is being deceiving and attempting to hide a greater truth.

    I did not get a good impression of this guy in this interview. His tone of voice, his facial expression, and his body movements were extremely unappealing to me.
     
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  17. Aug 10, 2004 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    Because I can't post the video tape?
     
  18. Aug 10, 2004 #17

    loseyourname

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    All right, you guys are going to have to clarify here, because this is really coming across as if you would rather judge a politician based on the way he looks than the way he thinks.
     
  19. Aug 11, 2004 #18
    Maybe Dennis was giving off N-Rays while speaking. Damned if I know.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2004 #19
    Sounds like Bill Clinton. Did Dennis also shed a tear to indicate passion and sympathy, or has his phoniness worked his way up to that level yet?

    That is merely a matter of opinion.

    Heh. Body movements... as in finger wagging. "I did not have sex with that woman." Heh.
     
  21. Aug 13, 2004 #20
    I did not realize that you are a first name basis with Dennis.

    Excellent manuever. By contrasting every point with your perceived faults of Bill Clinton, we are sure to come to the obvious conclusion that "Dennis" is really a wonderful guy after all.

    Everything is this forum is a matter of opinion. You are certainly free to think the world of "Dennis". You should not expect that all people as up on the issues as you obviously are must necessarily like him as well.
     
  22. Aug 13, 2004 #21
    I suppose that this means that from now on we can take every single comment that you make, divorce it from anything else that you have said, and then suggest that you are trying to use this as the complete justification for your entire argument. As well, like you, perhaps we can dream that others might find such a statement funny, or at least meaningful is some very small way.
     
  23. Aug 14, 2004 #22
    I suppose you apply the same reasoning to those that call our President George W.. What about Condi, as in Condeleeza Rice? Arnie, as in Arnold Schwarzenegger? Rosie, as in Rosie O'Donnell?

    Hypocrisy, everywhere.

    You misunderstand my strategy: I was pointing out the hypocrisy in those that are Clinton fans and ridicule Hastert. Was my strategy successful? I will let you decide for yourself.

    Not when the word "truth" is used, as it was in this case. When someone says "X is true," that is not merely a matter of opinion. Go back and read the original post.
     
  24. Aug 14, 2004 #23
    You make very poor suppositions, and then you treat them as though there was no doubt as to their truth. All right.

    Are you saying that you consider those others to be hypocritical, and therefore that you should be able to join them, and even surpass them? All right.

    In your dreams, I am sure that you think that you were successful.
    You claim that you are attempting to point out hypocrisy, where none exists. Instead, you are just attempting to sidestep the real issue at hand. You were responding to my post. You brought up Clinton, not me. Now, you are acting as though you know for a fact that I am a Clinton fan, as though you could know that and as though that might be relevant, and then you accuse me of ridiculing Hastert. I said that I do not like the guy. Do you consider that ridicule? All right.
     
  25. Aug 15, 2004 #24
    The statement was intended to be a question. So what is your answer? If you are denying my claim, say so.

    No, I am saying that there is nothing wrong with calling a politican by his first name in a political forum, and I offered examples to support my claim. And those that object to my calling the speaker by his first name, and yet call our president by his first name, are hypocrites. Are they not? Do you fall in that category?

    Whatever.

    Oh, the hypocrisy exists. Since when did you become on a first name basis with Saddam Hussein? Did you write the following?

    Extricate yourself from that one, Mr. First-Name-Basis.
     
  26. Aug 15, 2004 #25

    kat

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    I'm sorry...what was this thread about? first names? ...I'm so confused!
     
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