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    •  I agree (none)
      This diary ROCKS.

      Thanks for taking the time to compile all of this.

      •  Please credit Billmon more visibly (4.00)
        The original diary can be found here and a recent discussion thread can be found over at Moon of Alabama where many of the old Billmon crowd hangs out.

        in the long run, we're all dead (Keynes)

        by Jerome a Paris on Thu Jan 13, 2005 at 03:35:50 AM PST

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        •  That List is ENORMOUS! (none)
          great work to whomever researched and compiled all these statements.  

          Fuzzy only works for pets.

          by NotFuzzy on Thu Jan 13, 2005 at 08:30:12 AM PST

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          •  It is great. Also, Mike Malloy on FIRE last nite (none)
            on his AAR show. He included, amongst his rants, an audio compilation of quotes similar to those in the diary, with background music of "Little Lies" fading in and out. It was brilliant. Actually, his wife/producer created it.

            This was included amongst a great rant he addressed to those ugly uber 'patriots' who use those shit songs like God Bless the USA (by Lee AKA "proud to be an American" Greenwood), to stoke them into rah rahing for the senseless bombing of all those victims this govt has racked up in Iraq ... like the kids and their moms, for starters ... Amongst the 100,000 victims our media and pols never mention. Malloy started screaming, "Gimme some Greenwood, dammit!" while assuming the role. The song was played, as he ranted.

            He was raw about it, wild in his goading of them to step right up and own their flag-wrapped brutality, the results of this senseless war. It was great.

            It was impromptu, inspired by a caller who related the latest harrowing Ali G showdown with an audience of red blooded rodeo-ers. He had to be escorted out because some plebs were about to waste him over THIS:

            ... he sure shook up this town before leaving in a hurry.

            Introduced as Boraq Sagdiyev from Kazakhstan, he was said to be an immigrant touring America. A film crew was with him, doing some sort of documentary. And he wanted to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" to show his appreciation, the announcer told the crowd.

            Speaking in broken English, the mysterious man first told the decidedly pro-American crowd - it was a rodeo, of all things, in Salem, of all places - that he supported the war on terrorism.

            "I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards," he said, according to Brett Sharp of Star Country WSLC, who was also on stage that night as a media sponsor of the rodeo.

            An uneasy murmur ran through the crowd.

            "And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq," he continued, according to Robynn Jaymes, who co-hosts a morning radio show with Sharp and was also among the stunned observers.

            The crowd's reaction was loud enough for John Saunders, the civic center's assistant director, to hear from the front office. "It was a restless kind of booing," Saunders said.

            Then the man took off his hat and sang what he said was his native national anthem. He then told the crowd to be seated, put his hat back on, and launched into a butchered version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that ended with the words "your home in the grave," Sharp said.

            By then, a restless crowd had turned downright nasty.


    •  O/T--broken link @ lunaville/Memory Hole Alert (none)
      Wanted to make sure somebody saw this....the link at the lunaville site for the Bush/Poland quotation is broken (go figure!). The link is actually here. (Search for "banned" in the document to find the quote, it's about 2/3 of the way down.)

      I would have emailed Lunaville but I can't find a contact address.

    •  more WMD quotes (none)
      "We must recognize that there is no indication that Saddam Hussein has any intention of relenting. So we have an obligation of enormous consequence, an obligation to guarantee that Saddam Hussein cannot ignore the United Nations. He cannot be permitted to go unobserved and unimpeded toward his horrific objective of amassing a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction."

      "In my judgment, the Security Council should authorize a strong U.N. military response that will materially damage, if not totally destroy, as much as possible of the suspected infrastructure for developing and manufacturing weapons of mass destruction, as well as key military command and control nodes. Saddam Hussein should pay a grave price, in a currency that he understands and values, for his unacceptable behavior."

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