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    We are so fukced!!!!!!!!

    SUPER-DEE-DUPER - Here's a few pearls a wisdom from the pooh-meister that will echo though our conscience over then next few years.

    "If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear." - Winnie the Pooh

    “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"” - Winnie the Pooh


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    I think I'm gonna be sick....
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    From the same article, "Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: 'Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security.'"

    At least it's a step up from "My Pet Goat."

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    So this guy actually felt it necessary to read from chapter one of Winnie the Pooh, AND he actually compared AQ tpes to Luke Skywalker, and the best you can come up with is "oh gee, George Bush was reading to children on an ordinary September morning"?

    It's kind of funny though--he brings Pooh into it, and you guys gave me all kinds of grief a couple of weeks ago when I said Curious George was just a kids book....

    What a joke. What a cruel, sick joke.

    Is that inappropriate, Patters? To say "cruel" and "sick"? You know like "don't" and "read"....
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    HE had to read My Pet goat to the dems cause Winnie was to complicated for Pelosi and company.
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    Or for pretty much any liberal--it doesn't have to be only the elected ones.


    And this was in Florida, after all--where they can't even figure out how to vote right, so I imagine the kids are just as slow as the adults.
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    "Christopher Robin and I walked along
    Under branches lit up by the moon
    Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
    As our days disappeared all too soon
    But I've wandered much further today than I should
    And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood

    So help me if you can
    I've got to get back
    To the House at Pooh Corner by one
    You'd be surprised
    There's so much to be done
    Count all the bees in the hive
    Chase all the clouds from the sky
    Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
    Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
    He came to me asking for help and advice
    And from here no one knows where he goes
    So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
    How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

    It's hard to explain how a few precious things
    Seem to follow throughout all our lives
    After all's said and done I was watching my son
    Sleeping there with my bear by his side
    So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
    I swear that the old bear whispered
    "Boy welcome home"
    :help:
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    My point was that's its an embarrassment to the Danzig guy just as it's an embarrassment to Bush that 5 minutes after his aides knew about 9/11, he was still reading a children's book. Make of it what you will. That said, in defense of Danzig, at least he was talking about security issues and the role of diplomacy.
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    Are you SH!TING ME, HE SAID - if it is causing you too much pain, try something else.

    If that's not an invitation for every douche-bag out there to try to punch us in the nose, what the fukc is,,,,,,,,,,


    That ranks up there as one of the dumbest foreign policy concepts I've every heard.
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    Of all the things to criticize Bush on (and absolutely there's plenty), this is one that always got me. It's nit-picky at the absolute best.
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    Since this is a thread about Danzig...

    Mother
    Tell your children not to walk my way
    Tell your children not to hear my words
    What they mean
    What they say
    Mother

    Mother
    Can you keep them in the dark for life
    Can you hide them from the waiting world
    Oh mother

    Father
    Gonna take you daughter out tonight
    Gonna show her my world
    Oh father

    Not about to see your light
    But if you wanna find hell with me
    I can show you what it's like
    Till you're bleeding
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    In defense of Danzig at least he was blah blah blah? Yeah...okay. And Bush and Rice and Cheney and whoever else haven't been talking about security issues or diplomacy at all for 8 years. What a crock of crap and you know it. You should infract yourself for that one.

    Besides--what was he supposed to do? They didn't know what was going on, was he supposed to jump up and panic everyone? It's always seemed to me that waiting was the most prudent action at the time.
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    He should have been notified as quickly as possible, and then rather than sit there like an idiot with the book open, he should have closed the book, apologized and immediately engaged his top people. Let me ask you something, if you were reading a storybook to some kids and were told your house was on fire, what would you do? Would you finish reading the book to them?
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    Invalid analogy. At the time no one knew what was happening, most people believed it was just a horrible accident.

    And you know that. Yet you keep trying to pull this crap--like Goebbels, tell a lie often enough and no one knows what the truth is.

    But a good effort at changing the subject from Obama's likely national security guy believing AQ is Luke Skywalker and Winnie the Pooh should guide diplomacy.

    Be honest once--if this was a republican, you'd have some pithy comment to make regarding his stupidity...or maybe that he could read that book with W. or something.
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    Oh, come on, we have an utter fool for a president. He's done very little right. My analogy is fine. If you checked your info, you would know that before the planes crashed into the WTC, it was known they were hijacked. So, it was known by the FAA and top officials in Bush's entourage that it was not just a horrible accident.

    Comparing stupidity involving children's books and powerful people is perfectly relevant.

    As I've said many times before, this is a political forum, not a history forum. Opportunities to inflict political damage on the opposition is part of the fun.
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    How is that an answer to my straight question? Then again, you're good at not answering straight questions.
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    I was agreeing with you. If it was George Bush giving a speech about Winnie The Pooh, of course I would make fun of him, and you would probably try to defend him. Issues like this are fluff. They're not real issues. They're purely political. In the worst case, Danzig made a foolish metaphor. In Bush's case, the legitimate issue is why wasn't he pulled out of the classroom right away. The fact that he was reading My Pet Goat is merely an entertaining aspect that can be used as political fodder.
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    Foolish metaphor? The guy read from the book! He called al Queda Luke Skywalker (and you know that makes all of AQ's enemies, right?)...metaphor?
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    This is what the article says, "He spelt out how American troops, spies and anti-terrorist officials could learn key lessons by understanding the desire of terrorists to emulate superheroes like Luke Skywalker, and the lust for violence of violent football fans."
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    Actually, it says this:

    I don't know how you could've missed that. The terrorist told him he wanted to be Luke Skywalker...and then he says the parallels between them and AQ are easy to see (paraphrase).
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    Maybe he felt that after almost 8 disastrous years of Bush/Cheney "diplomacy" he had to speak in terms that a now dumbed-down audience would understand:

    I'll do it Harry-style:

    "Mommy,"
    "Yes Dear?"
    "That boy doesn't like me"
    "Then just leave him alone dear"
    "but he keeps putting booby traps in my locker"
    "well then why don't you tell him you don't like it and ask him why he's doing it?"
    "Can't I just murder him and his family?"
    "No dear, that's mean and will only make things worse"
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