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David Warren: Bush is a Man (A Canadian who GETS it!)
DavidWarrenOnline ^ | Sept 11 2005 | David Warren

Posted on 09/26/2005 6:31:36 PM PDT by ExGeeEye

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I haven't read this fellow before, but when I did the search to see whether this one had got a post yet, I saw several previous articles.

This guy, seemingly, gets it, or at least some parts of it.

1 posted on 09/26/2005 6:31:36 PM PDT by ExGeeEye
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To: ExGeeEye

Bush is a Man?


Genius.


2 posted on 09/26/2005 6:33:59 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (I am conservative. That is NOT the same thing as Republican. Don't place party over principle.)
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To: 300winmag; 2Jedismom; Alkhin; Argh; Bear_in_RoseBear; Corin Stormhands; ecurbh; g'nad; ...

Pinging the Hobbit Hole


3 posted on 09/26/2005 6:38:23 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (lookee what i did :))
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To: trubluolyguy

Did you read the article, or comment on the title? The article is well worth the time to read; it was well thought out, well stated and commends our President like few other articles.


4 posted on 09/26/2005 6:39:21 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, come Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: trubluolyguy
More accurately (in the context of the article) a Mensch, a chelovek, a caballero, a man's Man.
5 posted on 09/26/2005 6:40:26 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Rudyard Kipling's "If"-- learn it, live it)
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To: ExGeeEye

If a Canadian realizes the federal government aren't first responders and that the lamebrained mayor and governor screwed up big time, why don't the left and the media here?


6 posted on 09/26/2005 6:40:51 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: ExGeeEye
Now this he has right for sure.
7 posted on 09/26/2005 6:42:19 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: ExGeeEye

Hey XGI... Yeah, David Warren is a treasure. I've been reading his column and his blog for quite a while now.

If you like that, you'll love this too, if you haven't seen it already. Absolutely first rate:
Http://www.ejectejecteject.com


8 posted on 09/26/2005 6:43:16 PM PDT by Ramius (Blades for war fighters: http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net)
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To: trubluolyguy

Read the article...read the Kipling poem "If." That is what he's refering to when he says Bush is a "man."

I thought the piece was very good. Here's the poem so you can have a point of reference.

IF
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!


--Rudyard Kipling


9 posted on 09/26/2005 6:44:00 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: ExGeeEye

Wow. Excellent article. Thanks for posting.


10 posted on 09/26/2005 6:45:26 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: ExGeeEye
If something happened up here, on the scale of Katrina, we wouldn't even have the resources to arrive late.

LOL.

11 posted on 09/26/2005 6:49:04 PM PDT by Jorge (Q)
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To: trubluolyguy
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
Rudyard Kipling

12 posted on 09/26/2005 6:54:03 PM PDT by McGavin999 (We're a First World Country with a Third World Press (Except for Hume & Garrett ))
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To: ExGeeEye

Thanks for the ping!


14 posted on 09/26/2005 7:09:04 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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To: poughkeepsie

Did they?


15 posted on 09/26/2005 7:22:29 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Rudyard Kipling's "If"-- learn it, live it)
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To: poughkeepsie; ExGeeEye
Q: Didn't the Canadians arrive on the Gulf Coast before American aid arrived?

A: No. They did not.

16 posted on 09/26/2005 7:23:57 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: poughkeepsie

No, but it did arrive before you set up this account on Free Republic.


17 posted on 09/26/2005 7:27:13 PM PDT by lonestar67
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To: sam_paine

Actually a small contingent of Canadians relief workers arrived in one of the outlying parishes before American troops or rescue workers, but that's because the American troops (CG, etc) were busy in NO.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N07222207.htm


18 posted on 09/26/2005 7:37:04 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: poughkeepsie
Didn't the Canadians arrive on the Gulf Coast before American aid arrived?

Yeah...........they came from Acadia, and are now called Cajuns.

Welcome to Free Republic.............silly.

19 posted on 09/26/2005 7:43:54 PM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: All
Thank you all for your kind comments and researches.

I'll now limp off to my rest...got a Tuesday coming up.

Funny, that...they're starting to show up almost every week, now...

20 posted on 09/26/2005 7:50:04 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Rudyard Kipling's "If"-- learn it, live it)
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