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Apemantus
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posted 02 September 2002 04:24 AM      Profile for Apemantus        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Relax, the Republicans' days are numbered!

In politics, America is currently split down the middle, as it has been for much of the past decade, and as the 2000 presidential election contest revealed dramatically. What makes George Bush significant is that he is attempting to govern as though these divisions do not really exist.

Interesting piece, I liked his observations on how other countries, especially the UK, often view the US.

Roll on 2004.


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Arch Stanton
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posted 02 September 2002 04:41 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Just what Latin America, that historic bastion of anti-Americanism, has done to be excluded is not clear.

It is tempting to make the US government's anxiety to get to grips with the resurgence of anti-Americanism sound deeply sinister. Having once, at a similar gathering, heard Condoleezza
Rice, then still an academic, dismiss a list of European, Arab and Asian nations as "the road-kill of history", I think it is fair to assume that some of the generalisations on display this week
will not be for the politically squeamish.


Latin Americans are obviously "self-hating" Americans.

"Road-kill of history?" Whatever happened to the "dustbin of history," where history's losers would be merely forgotten? "Road-kill" sounds a little too active, yet is perhaps more accurate.


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hibachi
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posted 02 September 2002 09:31 AM      Profile for hibachi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Canada often sets interesting political trends. The decline of the Conservative Party seems to be picking up steam.

Yet we have already seen what replaces the Grand Old Tory coalition. It is the likes of that ****er Mike Harris, and the beady-eyed rat-faced Stephen Harper.

The destruction of the old Tory Party means that the way is cleared for the neo-nazis. They seem to find fertile ground in rural areas, where the number of sirnames per 1000 people is low.

The new Tory 'kicks ass', so there is no room for compassionate conservatism au Bush, or similar musings from the Tory leader across the water, whose name escapes me. Oh yeash. Ian Duncan Smith, the kinder gentler version of William Hague.


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Pogo
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posted 02 September 2002 10:36 AM      Profile for Pogo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The destruction of the old Tory Party means that the way is cleared for the neo-nazis. They seem to find fertile ground in rural areas, where the number of sirnames per 1000 people is low.

To give this a kind interpretation, you are saying that Nazis have an attraction in regions where the the tradional family is strongest. Mike Harris, Ralph Klein, Gordon Campbell, I believe they are from the most Urban provinces in Canada. Yes, there is a lot of senior citizens wearing baseball caps at Alliance/Reform functions, but a lot of that is populism not nazism. Even the NDP friends I have in the boonies complain about how governments of all stripes now listens only to big city issues.

On the other hand if you are referring to inbreeding, let us know.


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Apemantus
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posted 02 September 2002 12:04 PM      Profile for Apemantus        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Seems that the rather overzealous American military has been holding more innocents:

Based on the results of the interrogation, the investigators concluded that none of them had any links with the al-Qaeda terrorist network.


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Arch Stanton
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posted 02 September 2002 02:42 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, gosh, who'd a thunk?
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