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  •  Re: Learning (none)
    Oh they've learned very well. There is little political rewarded to preventing problems, much to fixing them. Opportunism is their game plan. Why work on preventing problems when your time is better spent drawing up plans to take advantage of crisis's after they happen? Note how little time it took to draw up the Patriot Act.
    •  Curse these ham hands of mine. (none)
      Should say: There is little political capital rewarded to preventing problems...
    •  Wow.... (4.00)
      Put that way, they sound just like my HMO.

      The real terrorists are not in Al Qaeda. They are the Vichy Regime in DC.

      by AdmiralNaismith on Sun Nov 28, 2004 at 11:01:04 AM PST

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    •  Actually, the Bushies don't fix problems (none)
      They take political advantage of them.

      In politics, sometimes the jackasses are on your side.

      by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Sun Nov 28, 2004 at 04:06:47 PM PST

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      •  yes (none)
        A plague of killing flu would present a good opportunity to declare martial law.

        And forgive me ahead of joking about no joking matter...
        And I have forgotton the source.

        heard after the 3rd debate:

        What exactly is Bush's plan for Social Security?

        Well, it has 3 parts-


        I may be thinking about taking the Bus, but I'm not taking the Omnibus, no sir, thanks, I'll walk.

        by emmasnacker on Sun Nov 28, 2004 at 04:27:50 PM PST

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