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  •  Shoddy Doesn't Even Begin (18+ / 0-)

    to describe that rhetorical scrap of feces known as "Some say."

    Some say Bush is a drunk.

    Some say he did coke.

    Some say he has horns and leaves the odor of sulphur in the air.

    All statements are true, but worth shit without the "Who says?"

    Your teacher was bang-on.

    "Uncle Fredo's gone fishing, son...yeah, that's it..."

    by TheManWithNoPoint on Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 10:41:35 AM PST

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    •  You left out "some say he blows smoke (4+ / 0-)

      out of his ass".

      The essence of Liberalism is an attempt to secure a social order not based on irrational dogma. Bertrand Russell

      by Asinus Asinum Fricat on Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 10:51:48 AM PST

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    •  Some say that Bush uses strawmen (2+ / 0-)
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      Coherent Viewpoint, potownman

      "Some look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude that the war is lost and not worth another dime or another day," U.S. President George W. Bush said recently.

      Another time he said, "Some say that if you're Muslim you can't be free."

      "There are some really decent people," the president said earlier this year, "who believe that the federal government ought to be the decider of health care ... for all people."

      Of course, hardly anyone in mainstream political debate has made such assertions.

      When the president starts a sentence with "some say" or offers up what "some in Washington" believe, as he is doing more often these days, a rhetorical retort almost assuredly follows.

      <div style="color: navy">"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."</div>

      by vanguardia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 11:31:56 AM PST

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      •  Fox News says Bush used cocaine (1+ / 0-)
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        Fox reporter Kirian Chetry said President Bush had also admitted to using cocaine.

        John Seery at Huffington Post:

        What amazes me is that here we are, six years into Bush's presidency, and the press still refuses to treat the longstanding stories about Bush's cocaine use with the severity and scrutiny that such charges surely deserve.... The story now should be why the press has treated him with kid gloves for so long.

        As Seery wrote, in a never-published op-ed from 2000 (later published on MyDD:

        ...If he indeed used cocaine, he would have committed a felony. If convicted as a felon, under almost all state constitutions he would lose the right to vote and the right to hold elected office. Surely the American people deserve to know: Are we about to elect a felon, albeit an unconvicted felon, to the Presidency of these United States?

        Thank goodness for our watchdog press! /snark

        "I do not like broccoli." - George H. W. Bush

        by Son of Broccoli on Thu Jan 04, 2007 at 11:56:08 AM PST

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