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  •  Is that the one where Ben Stein wept? (1+ / 0-)
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    There was a Nixon special where Ben Stein wept, actually broke down into real tears, when he thought of how 'badly' Nixon had been treated.

    "That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff ' Amy Pohler

    by Annie B on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:41:34 AM PDT

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    •  No (1+ / 0-)
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      It debuted last weekend.

      "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

      by Paleo on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:47:16 AM PDT

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    •  And I wonder if Stein (3+ / 0-)
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      saw this special, with all the wonderful things Nixon says about Jews, whether he'd weep again.

      "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

      by Paleo on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:51:07 AM PDT

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      •  Any Black, Woman, Gay, Person of Irish or You- (1+ / 0-)
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        name-it ethnicity, can point to people of the suppressed class who have fought for the oppressors.

        If you've ever heard the nostalgic Scottish "Skye Boat Song" about the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie after his 1745 revolt failed, well it's about his patron Flora MacDonald spiriting him in a rowboat disguised as a peasant woman, out of English hands.

        She came here to the Carolinas and sided with that same Crown she'd opposed at home.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 10:14:05 AM PDT

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