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  •  Planting my flag... (none)
    You use the expression 'Leader of the free world". I am planting my flag on the expression

    Former Leader of the Free World (TM)

    which I have used in several of my posts on dKos, and which I have not seen used by anyone else. This expression certainly is accurate and appropriate, even if you don't forget Poland. Inasmuch as you are clearly concerned about the abilities, rights and sensibilities of writers, I know you will agree with  my thinking.
    I hereby give free licence, in the spirit of dKos, for one and all to use this expression in their posts for private and/or commercial use. If I ever see it on t-shirts, however, my Samoan attorney and I will call on you.

    (in case you missed it, Hunter Thompson's remains are gonna be shot out of a cannon over Woody Creek)

    When the Republicans stop lying about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. --Adlai Stevenson

    by seesdifferent on Tue May 31, 2005 at 11:40:18 AM PDT

    •  move that adjective (4.00)
      And you get "Leader of the Formerly Free World." That might more truly represent current policy.
    •  Sidenote: Hunter's views on Bush... (4.00)
      From an article titled Hunter S Thompson: More fear and loathing on the campaign trail. The original was written for The Belfast Telegraph, and was done before the 2004 election.
      "I remember Bush as a kind of a butt-boy for the smart people. This was in the late 1970s, when he was in his drunken-fool period. He couldn't handle liquor. He knew who I was, at that time, because I had a reputation as a writer. I knew he was part of the Bush dynasty. But he was nothing, he offered nothing, and he promised nothing. He had no humour. He was insignificant in every way and consequently I didn't pay much attention to him. But when he passed out in my bathtub," Thompson adds, "then I noticed him. I'd been in another room, talking to the bright people. I had to have him taken away."
      He later follows up with this zinger:
      If this president is re-elected," he adds, "we are facing the total death of the American Dream as I know it, and I have spent a lot of time knowing it. I would tell them that if this gang of criminals get in once more, we will be in the position of a family who have sent the Hell's Angels written invitations to their Thanksgiving party.

      "Such a decision represents a serious error of judgment." Thompson laughs, good-naturedly. "Because certain people never leave. Consequently I would urge them..." He pauses, his voice soft, measured and utterly serious, "to vote out this baffled little creep, on November 2."

      Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. --H. L. Mencken

      by I like Ike on Tue May 31, 2005 at 03:41:20 PM PDT

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