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  1. PatsFanInMaine

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    List the 5 people alive during your lifetime that you most admire and why. Let's try keeping things civil with no personal attacks.

    Excluding members of my family.
    In no particular order.

    Brendan Sullivan - Washington DC based lawyer. If I should ever need a lawyer to defend me, he would be the one I want.

    Honorable Judge Antonin Scalia - A conformist to the Constitution. Exactly what the other Justices should strive to be.

    Karl Rove - Singularly the man I most strive to duplicate. A true master of politics. Has that uncanny knack of empowering people to vote that his oppenents still have not figured out.

    Richard Scaife - One of the initial founders of The Heritage Foundation, a non-profit conservative think tank founded in 1973 at a time when conservative values were not popular. When we needed a man to stand for values, he was not afraid to be that man.

    Ronald Reagan - Simply the best President of my lifetime.
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    -The late Hunter S. Thompson (author)

    -Jon Stewart (comedian)

    -Bill Belichick (football coach)

    -Stephen Hawkings (physicist)

    -Roger Waters (musician/songwriter)
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    I don't think anybody wants to see "my choices".
    :bricks:
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    Put em up, freedom of choice at least in this respect.
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    Holy crap! George Patton! George Patton! I can't believe you wrote his name.
    You know, NEM. I have always suspected that you had some conservative values and they seem to be showing here.
    It's all good, dude.
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    There are several people where I work who are very competant at what they do. I admire that.
    Ummm, ahmmmmm.....who else?......

    This list is more difficult than I first thought.

    I'll get back to you.
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    Ok.
    Steve Colbert. A rock of a conservative.
    Ann Coulter- Many may hate her but she has balls (to go along with the adams apple)
    Laura Ingraham- In all seriousness she may actually top my list here.
    Bill Belichick- I mean do I really need to explain?
    David Ortiz- The man was born for the big clutch hit anytime anywhere.
    Albert Pulhols- My favorite non Red Sox player.
    Vox Day-A conservative libertarian on the border to be an anarchist.
    Matt Stone and Tres Parker
    Eric Cartman
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    Coulter & Ingraham... Colbert, Parker & Stone? I think there's smoke coming out of my ears... does not compute!
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    LOL!
    You say that like it was a bad thing.

    I'm with you on George Will, though. Great moderate conservative writer.
    Loves baseball, too.
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    Not a bad thing, it's just the Coulter and Ingraham are ideologically neo-conservative, while Colbert, Parker, and Stone are either liberal, or at least decidedly not neo-conservative.
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    1- Pope John Paul II

    2- Mother Theresa

    3- Claiborne Pell

    4- Lech Walesa

    5- Nelson Mandela
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    I met Lech Walesa about two months ago, actually. He was in Boston speaking to our company (he's an honorary director on our board and we have been contributing to a school he is building in Poland). He spoke for an hour and a half, it was a remarkable lecture and one of the most enlightening moments I've ever had at work.
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    Given that different politicians represent different people with different priorities...if they all had as little as 10% Walesa in them we would be far better off.

    Imagine a politician fighting off big business, PACS, lobbyists, promises from the opposite party, etc... because you are determined to fight for what is right.

    I tell my wife and my kids all the time...every personal and business decision I make and every one I have made, I ask myself the same question every time..."What Is The Right Thing To Do?"

    I've lost much money with that question...suffered personally from that question...but I feel to this day that 9 times out of 10 I made the absolute right decision. The 1 out of 10 were the times I got used...but I still believe i made the right decision...just can't call it the absolute right decision because I was wrong to be stupid because it affected others as opposed to just myself.;)
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    NEM, you're right at 11.
    JUst missed.
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    (in no particular order)

    Bill Cosby ... A great comedian who appeals to all ages

    Capt. James Martin, USN (Ret.) ... My Naval Science instructor in High School

    Ronald Reagan ... Resurrected the US Military while orchestrating the final fall of the USSR

    Damn near every Patriot ... The best at what they do, yet totally lacking in the ego department

    Robert Lauer ... My business partner and a damn good friend. The single most generous person I have ever known.
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    I would list Mrs. NEM before NEM himself...I mean..let's face it
    she leaves the plug in the wall that gives us the wisdom of NEM.
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    Interesting Thread

    here is mine......

    1) Police Officers/Firemen/Military personnel on the front lines
    2) Colin Powell
    3) Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf
    4) John Paul II
    5) Lt. Col David Hackworth
    6) Bill Belichick
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    Yeah I can see the apparant contradictive nature of it too, I guess.
    As far as Coulter and Ingraham go, I like what they write because it is an
    opposing viewpoint to most major newspaper and television commentary.
    I do agree with alot of what they write but Ann in particular tends to go
    way over the top in her neo con enthusiasm.
    Not so much for Laura(as far as I've seen). She's a little more sensable.
    Maybe alot more sensible. I like her better than Ann.
    A lot of conservatives love Colbert.
    I was quoting him-"You say that like it was a bad thing."

    As far as Stone and Parker, they go after a lot of liberal ideals as well as conservative ideals.

    I try not to take myself too seriously, anyway. They say that's not healthy.
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    I'm sorry FBN you can't use Mother Theresa.
    The list has to be of living people.
    ....or can we make an exception for the good mother.
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    I think the criteria was "alive during your lifetime", so it's ok for them to be deceased now. Besides, every list except yours had at least one deceased person, and yours had a cartoon character :)
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    Said people alive during my lifetime...I'm figgin 47. :p

    BTW: Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa and Claiborne Pell are all deceased.
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    My bad. I would have made an exception for her anyway.
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    I. JFK: Gave us hope
    II. Thurgood Marshall: Supported the voiceless American, none of his 98 majority decisions were ever reversed by the Supreme Court.
    III. My dad: as a teacher he impacted so many lives, many were taught valuable lessons outside of the classroom.
    IV. Red Auerbach: Taught us how to win and ALWAYS did the right thing. (almost picked Russell, but Red's the man)
    V. Bono: He could take his millions and be content, but he's doing more then his fair share to help the impoverished.
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    John Paul II
    Mother Theresa
    Bono
    JFK, made me interested in politics
    Clairborne Pell, met him very early in life and he made a huge impact
    Bill Belichick, and most of the Pats too numerous to write here
    Bill Russell, and most of the early Celtics
    Dwight D. Eisenhower, met him early in life, always admired his way to get things done
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    Claiborne Pell is dead?
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    - Ronald Reagan

    - Winston Churchill

    - Tony Blair

    - Jim Valvano (What he did, and continues to do for cancer research is amazing

    - John Walsh (America's Most Wanted host, has a child abducted and murdered and decides to turn that into a tremendous positive for society)
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    Nope, still alive.

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