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Posted on 02/05/2003 10:49:16 AM PST by Mia T


Richard Gere stunned fellow liberals Monday by suggesting that President Bush is doing a better job of fighting AIDS than President Bill Clinton did.

Introduced by Sharon Stone at a fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd Street for the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the "Chicago" star hailed Bush for his State of the Union proposal to contribute $15 billion toward the AIDS battle in Africa and the Caribbean. Gere then addressed the track record of Bush's predecessor in the White House.

"I'm sorry, Sen. [Hillary] Clinton, but your husband did nothing about AIDS for eight years," Gere said.

GERE TAKES ON BILL, NY Daily News | 2/5/03

The New York Times

February 5, 2003

Charming Richard


After talking about his work to raise AIDS awareness, he addressed some remarks to a woman who had praised him earlier. "And Senator Clinton, I'm sorry, your husband did nothing for AIDS for eight years," he said.

"I know you like red and pinks," CHRISTINE BARANSKI said to the photographers mobbing the American Foundation for AIDS Research benefit on Monday night, as she posed in her full-length black Celine sheath.

Once inside she amplified.

"I could have chosen, like, a fabulous black gown with a fuchsia bow or an orange satin gown, but we're about to go to war," the cheeky thing said. "It's a serious time, so I'm not going to arrive looking like a peacock or a flamingo." She did a little turn. "The interesting thing about the dress is this," she said, revealing a slit that ran nearly the length of her leg.

It was a very impressive crowd at the event, produced in association with the Concerned Parents for AIDS Research, at Cipriani 42nd Street, which we will tell you about the moment we get through this sentence. It included CANDACE BUSHNELL in a low-cut black-and-white gown, with her ballet dancer husband, CHARLES ASKEGARD; HARVEY WEINSTEIN talking with the models CARMEN KASS and RIE RASMUSSEN and grabbing a last cigarette before heading into the dining room; MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG, one of the evening's speakers; DR. MATHILDE KRIM, Amfar's founder; DONATELLA VERSACE; DONNA KARAN; VERA WANG; BARRY DILLER; and NATASHA RICHARDSON.

TINA FEY was the M.C. for the event. LORNE MICHAELS, ANNA WINTOUR and RICHARD GERE were the honorees.

Hadn't Ms. Fey, as a head writer for "Saturday Night Live," made fun of half the people in this room?

"I have," she said. "Some of them don't even know it because it's in sketches that I've written that they don't know I wrote, but hopefully no one will whip a Champagne bottle at me while I'm up here."

Later, after the mayor's speech, she looked around the room. "Is Mayor Bloomberg gone?" she asked. "Can we smoke?"

IMAN, wearing a De Beers diamond necklace, huddled with her husband, DAVID BOWIE, IAN SCHRAGER and CALVIN KLEIN.

KIM CATTRALL, arriving on the arm of the creator of the HBO series "Sex and the City," DARREN STAR, proudly explained that she had picked up her vintage Geoffrey Beene at the Lighthouse sale last year.

SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, who was speaking at the event, wore a dark blue floor-length Oscar de la Renta with a ruffled neck and train.

"Well, this is one of my favorite Oscars, and it just seemed appropriate for the event and it was also warm," she said.

CAROLINE KENNEDY, asked about her black dress, said, "I'm wearing a black dress."

Well, who's the designer? "Chanel."

Hard decision? "Not at all. It's the only thing I've got right now."

Senator Clinton, in her remarks, praised Dr. Krim and all the honorees: Mr. Michaels for "a keen eye about what's going on in the world"; Ms. Wintour for her bringing to public attention "so many issues that might be overlooked"; Mr. Gere "for being a spokesman for important causes." She said she was very proud of Mr. Gere, "proud of the way he stood for what he believed in, how he spoke out constantly."

Mr. Gere was introduced by a giddy and dramatic SHARON STONE, who described him as "an advocate for spiritual elegance."

Mr. Gere said: "My brother left a message on my cellphone. My brother lives in Los Angeles. My brother's gay. He has so many friends who have died. And I have so many friends who have died. He said: `Richard, I just want you to know that I know you went to Tibet to raise money. I just want you to know you actually have made a difference.' "

After talking about his work to raise AIDS awareness, he addressed some remarks to a woman who had praised him earlier. "And Senator Clinton, I'm sorry, your husband did nothing for AIDS for eight years," he said.

There was some clapping, some nervous laughter, a few gasps.

The senator was not there to hear those remarks, however, according to a spokeswoman, JENNIFER HANLEY; she left by the later part of the program.

As for Mr. Gere's remarks, Ms. Hanley said: "That's simply not true. The Clinton administration increased funding for AIDS research, prevention and treatment by over 400 percent and tripled funding for international AIDS programs."

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It's time to throw out the trash...

A Senate en passant capture is THE MOVE...

NEW AUDIO! Hear the Bill Bennett epilogue.



hillary clinton A SECURITY RISK: Removal Calls Begin


Another mistaken 'conceptzia'



THE CLINTONS--AMERICA'S BIGGEST BLUNDER: Hear Bush 41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992


Mrs. clinton's REAL virtual office -- 02.05.03 update

1 posted on 02/05/2003 10:49:17 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Stop the presses, indeed!
2 posted on 02/05/2003 10:54:22 AM PST by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool
"Mr. Gere was introduced by a giddy and dramatic Sharon Stone, who described him as 'an advocate for spiritual elegance.' "

Spiritual elegance.

Well I'll be a monkey's elbow.
3 posted on 02/05/2003 11:01:57 AM PST by ricpic
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To: ricpic
Richard Gere stunned fellow liberals Monday.....

...By ACTUALLY telling the truth. Who'd a thunk it?

4 posted on 02/05/2003 11:04:56 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Mia T
Wow! Maybe I'll run out and rent a Richard Gere movie to celebrate. (smile)
5 posted on 02/05/2003 11:06:09 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Puppage
Amazing day..the Gere story, Powell's speech.....the WP blames Iraq on Clinton, and opposes a filabuster on Estrada,........hell has indeed frozen over...
6 posted on 02/05/2003 11:15:46 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Mia T
Wow! I am stunned. I'd love to see the film clips of that moment.
7 posted on 02/05/2003 11:27:57 AM PST by Faith
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As does Hollywood...


By editing out clinton's culpability for 9/11, Hollywood edits out its own culpability for 9/11

Columbia Pictures' "Black Hawk Down," the holiday action adventure movie about the 1993 Somalia debacle that cost 18 U.S. soldiers their lives, was set to explicity blame ex-President Clinton for the 9/11 terrorist attacks before the film's director and producers decided to soft-peddle the connection.

In mid-November, before the decision to tone down the Clinton angle, the film was previewed for a handful journalists.

Before its final edit "Black Hawk's" closing crawl highlighted a series of events following the Somalia mission, including Clinton's humiliating troop withdrawal from the country, the humanitarian disasters in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo and, finally, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

"With what happened in Mogadishu, with the way that all came down, you end up with the terrorism we see today," the film's producer Joe Roth told the New York Times on Wednesday. "It's so obvious now, eight years later."

Roth said his partner Jerry Bruckheimer and "Black Hawk's" director Ridley Scott agreed with him that "we would be remiss in not making this connection to the general audience."

But ultimately the filmakers, along with Mark Bowden, author of the best-selling book upon which the movie is based, decided that blaming Clinton explicitly would be "unnecessary and too distracting."'

Black Hawk Down' Was Set to Blame Clinton for 9/11



As Riefenstahl told it, editing-to-perfection was crucial....By editing out a shot of Hitler wiping his nose and including instead "more interesting expressions," by eliminating the human, Riefenstahl eliminated the inhuman.

Film Noir in the White House

Film Noir in the White House
by Mia T
"Read my future." - "You haven't got any."
--Exchange in Touch of Evil between Orson Welles and Marlene Dietrich (as a gypsy fortune teller)
Leni Riefenstahl, the film genius who outmaneuvered propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels to chronicle Hitler's 1934 Nuremberg rallies in perhaps the most notorious documentary ever filmed, Triumph of the Will, symbolizes the naïve actress and director who is induced to deal with devils -- NAZI-pantalooned then, NAZI-pantless/pantsuited now . . .
After the war, Riefenstahl excused her effort as pure documentary -- watch for Streisand, Spielberg, Geffen et al. to do the same one day -- yet she compiled one section, Hitler's motorcade to Munich, from several different events and shot the closeups of Nazi leaders at the podium in a staged studio sequence.
As Riefenstahl told it, editing-to-perfection was crucial. She insisted that the finished quality of Triumph of Will came from her editing, not from any imposition of "posed shots" or choreography on her part. With her innovative editing techniques, Riefenstahl deliberately and selectively aestheticized Hitler and the Congress' proceedings. By editing out a shot of Hitler wiping his nose and including instead "more interesting expressions," by eliminating the human, Riefenstahl eliminated the inhuman.
The only difference today, in this era of ubiquitous cameras, continuous news and the shameless auteur-tyrant, is that the useful-idiot Washington Press Corps, spun by and on the Hollywood-Arkansas Axis, edits out the clintons' inhumanity (and ineptitude) in real time. . .
Dead Hero's Father Tears into Clinton

To his astonishment the handshake was declined. "You are not fit to be president of the United States," said Shughart Senior. "The blame for my son' s death rests with the White House and with you. You are not fit to command."

London Sunday Times
Copyright 1994 Times Newspapers Limited
May 29, 1994, Sunday
SECTION: Overseas news
LENGTH: 486 words
HEADLINE: Dead hero's father tears into Clinton
BYLINE: James Adams

It was the moment President Bill Clinton wanted to restore his tattered
reputation with the military before his departure for the D-Day celebrations
in Europe this week, James Adams reports.
He had just presented posthumous Congressional Medals of Honour, America's
highest military decoration, to the widows of two soldiers for valour in
Somalia. After inviting the families for a moment of quiet reflection in the
Oval Office, the president approached Herbert Shughart, the father of one of
the two soldiers, and offered his hand.
To his astonishment the handshake was declined. ''You are not fit to be
president of the United States,'' said Shughart Senior. ''The blame for my
son' s death rests with the White House and with you. You are not fit to
The president reeled and the unprecedented onslaught continued for some
minutes. According to witnesses it was a ''highly charged emotional moment''
which resulted in Clinton trying to explain to Shughart,Sr. why the events
of that day last October were not his fault.
Shughart and his colleague, both sergeants, were killed trying to rescue
fellow rangers from a vicious fire-fight in which 18 died and 75 were
wounded. A later Pentagon investigation revealed that the troops had been
refused the ri ght equipment and there was no political or military plan to
justify the Americ an presence in Somalia.
Although the president has tried to escape the blame, he is largely credited
with the failure of the whole American effort to bring peace to Somalia.
According to witnesses to the Oval Office scene, the Shughart family
remained unconvinced by the president's arguments.
''The medal doesn't help anything, other than that we are grateful that
Randy will be remembered in such an honourable way,'' said Lois Shughart,
the soldier's mother.





by Mia T

Not Joe Klein's Primary Colors. And not Jack Stanton.
bill clinton is straight out of
Stanley Kubrick's A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
clinton is Alex,
one of the few truly amoral characters in either film or literature;
not quite as Kubrick (or Burgess) had imagined him, however,
but rumpled, wrinkled, paunchy, edematous,
stripped of the youth-excuse
after 30 additional, pathetic, recidivistic years
of marauding, stomping, raping, gangbanging, deceiving and destroying.
Like A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, the story of bill clinton
is the story about a society that has lost its capacity for moral choice.
But unlike in the less fabulous and no more ironic fable,
clinton is not mere nascent symbol but nihilistic agent.
clinton, like Alex, is the leader of the gang, the "droogies."
Eerily prefigured by the rocking, crooked phallus,
clinton's a conscienceless sadist
who thrills at risk and gratuitous destruction,
whose sexual and non-sexual impotence
is at the root of his obsession with "the old inout."
When Alex kills a woman during a rape, Alex is sent to prison.
When clinton rapes women, girls, his country and God knows what else. . .
and kills? --- check out those fourscore-plus deaths, please!
And don't forget the wag-the-dog, desperately-seeking-a-legacy bombings,
or the cold-blooded Ricky Ray Rector execution---
not clinton but society is imprisoned,
imprisoned in clinton's
besmirched, semen-stained, feckless presidency.
A risible and repulsive result;
yet not even the punch line.
While Alex is conditioned in prison with aversion therapy,
transmuted into a moral robot who becomes nauseated
by the mere thought of sex and violence,
bill clinton and his Thought Police,
in a perverse reverse aversion,
have conditioned society's collective brain
into not mere acquiescence but twisted admiration.
In the end,
if clinton's arrogant, ruthless, reckless nature is restored to him,
it seems the joke will be on all of us,
for it will be a victory for infinite victimhood and irresponsibility,
for seduction, for violence, for nihilism, for anarchy.
We will have set apart clinton as the hero
by making his victims less human than he;
we will have allowed clinton to carefully estrange us from his victims
so that we can enjoy the rapes and the beatings
as much as clinton himself does.

Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize


Bill Clinton may not be the worst president America has had, but surely he is the worst person to be president.*

---GEORGE WILL, Sleaze, the sequel


Had George Will written Sleaze, the sequel (the "sequel" is, of course, hillary) after 9-11-01, I suspect that he would have had to forgo the above conceit, as the doubt expressed in the setup phrase was, from that day forward, no longer operational.

Indeed, assessing the clinton presidency an abject failure is not inconsistent with commentary coming from the left, most recently the LA Times: "Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize."

When the clintons left office, I predicted that the country would eventually learn--sadly, the hard way--that this depraved, self-absorbed and inept pair had placed America (and the world) in mortal danger. But I was thinking years, not months.

It is very significant that hillary clinton didn't deny clinton culpability for the terrorism. (Meet the Press, 12-09-01), notwithstanding tired tactics (if you can't pass the buck, spread the blame) and chronic "KnowNothing Victim Clinton" self-exclusion.

If leftist pandering keeps the disenfranchized down in perpetuity, clinton pandering,("it's the economy, stupid"), kept the middle and upper classes wilfully ignorant for eight years.

And ironically, both results (leftist social policy and the clinton economy) are equally illusory, fraudulent. It is becoming increasingly clear that clinton covertly cooked the books even as he assiduously avoided essential actions that would have negatively impacted the economy--the ultimate source of his continued power--actions like, say, going after the terrorists.

It is critically important that hillary clinton fail in her grasp for power; read Peggy Noonan's little book, 'The Case Against Hillary Clinton' and Barbara Olson's two books; it is critical that the West de-clintonize, but that will be automatic once it is understood that the clintons risked civilization itself in order to gain and retain power.

It shouldn't take books, however, to see that a leader is a dangerous, self-absorbed sicko. People should be able to figure that out for themselves. The electorate must be taught to think, to reason. It must be able to spot spin, especially in this age of the electronic demagogue.

I am not hopeful. As Bertrand Russell noted, "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. "

Mia T, hillary clinton blames hubby for terrorism

(SHE knew nuttin')

Meet the Press, 12-09-01






*George Will continues: There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism



8 posted on 02/05/2003 11:32:13 AM PST by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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After talking about his work to raise AIDS awareness, he addressed some remarks to a woman who had praised him earlier. "And Senator Clinton, I'm sorry, your husband did nothing for AIDS for eight years," he said.



The Real Danger of a Presidential Fake:

Post-9/11 Reconsideration of The Placebo President
by Mia T, 1.06.02  
 In May, 1996, American diplomats were informed in a Sudanese government fax that Bin Laden was about to be expelled -- giving Washington another chance to seize him. The decision not to do so went to the very top of the White House, according to former administration sources.

They say that the clear focus of American policy was to discourage the state sponsorship of terrorism. So persuading Khartoum to expel Bin Laden was in itself counted as a clear victory. The administration was "delighted".

Bin Laden took off from Khartoum on May 18 in a chartered C-130 plane with 150 of his followers, including his wives. He was bound for Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. On the way the plane refuelled in the Gulf state of Qatar, which has friendly relations with Washington, but he was allowed to proceed unhindered.

Barely a month later, on June 25, a 5,000lb truck bomb ripped apart the front of Khobar Towers, a US military housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The explosion killed 19 American servicemen. Bin Laden was immediately suspected...

US missed three chances to seize Bin Laden

Just look around this chamber. We have members from virtually every racial, ethnic, and religious background. And America is stronger for it. But as we have seen, these differences all too often spark hatred and division, even here at home. . . This is not the American way. We must draw the line. Without delay, we must pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And we should reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

bill clinton, State of Union Speech, January 27, 2000

"I'm sorry, but the president is one of the crudest men I have ever encountered in government service," says one female agent. "He has no respect for women."

Among the comments clinton made in presence of Secret Service agents:

. Frequent speculation on the oral sex skills of women
the president saw or met in receiving lines;

. References to the size of a woman's breasts, legs or figure;

. Sexual jokes.

After the Monica Lewinsky story broke, however, clinton toned down his rhetoric and behavior in front of his Secret Service agents, but those who guarded the president say enough of them saw and heard things which could be damaging to clinton.

"It depends on who Ken Starr calls," says one ex-agent. "The people who are on the job today are not necessarily the ones who know the most."

Turnover In clinton's Secret Service Detail 'Highest That Anyone Can Remember'

In the months that follow, reporters drop the issue. Feminists say little or nothing. Rape crisis center workers acknowledge that Broaddrick's case, including her reluctance to come forward, is typical of victims of sexual assault. But they decline to speak against clinton. Some cite the federal funding they receive as a result of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law by clinton.

Why does the press continue to ignore the Juanita Broaddrick story?

The Placebo President:
How a Rapist can be a Policy Feminist
placebo effect n.
A beneficial effect in a patient following a particular treatment
that arises from the patient's expectations concerning
the treatment rather than from the treatment itself.
Every woman adores a Fascist,
The boot in the face, the brute
Brute heart of a brute like you.
----Sylvia Plath
The placebo effect immediately came to mind
as I listened to Shelby Steele,
a research fellow at the Hoover Institution,
debunk the following pernicious spin intended to save clinton.
To wit:
A proven felon and utter reprobate can remain president;
clinton can be a failed human being but a good president.
The error in these statements arises, says Steele,
from the belief that
virtuousness is separate from personal responsibility
so that one's virtuousness as an individual is determined by
one's political positions on issues rather than on
whether or not in one's personal life there is a
consistency and a responsibility.
Steele's contention is that this compartmentalization,
rather than being the amazing advantage
the clintons would have us believe,
in fact, spills toxicity into, corrupts, the culture.
If mere identification with good policies is what makes one virtuous
then those policies become, what Steele calls, iconographic,
that is to say they just represent virtuousness.
They don't necessarily do virtuous things.
If clinton's semantic parsing strips meaning from our words,
clinton's iconographic policies strip meaning from our society,
systematically deconstructing our society as a democracy. . .
I would take Shelby Steele's thesis one step further.
I maintain that iconographic policy functions like a placebo,
producing a real, physiological and social effects.
The placebo effect is, after all, the brain's triumph over reality.
Expectation alone can produce powerful physiological results.
The placebo effect was, at one time, an evolutionary advantage:
act now, think later
bill clinton is the paradigmatic Placebo President.
Placebo is Latin for "I shall please."
And please he does
doling out sham treatments, iconographs, with abandon.
To please, to placate, to numb, to deflect.
Ultimately to showcase his imagined virtue.
Or to confute his genuine vice.
clinton will dispense sugar pills (or bombs)
at the drop of a high-heeled shoe...
or at the hint of high treason...
clinton's charlatanry mimics that of primitive medicine.
Through the 1940s, doctors had little effective medicine to offer
so they deliberately attempted to induce the placebo response.
The efficaciousness of today's medicines
does not diminish the power of the placebo.
A recent review of placebo-controlled studies
found that placebos and genuine treatments
are often equally effective.
If you expect to get better, you will.
Which brings me back to the original question:
Can clinton be a failed human being but a good president?
Clearly he cannot.
These two propositions are mutually exclusive.
clinton's fundamental failure is a complete lack of integrity.
He has violated his covenant with the American people.
Because clinton has destroyed his moral authority as a leader,
he can no longer function even as a quack;
the placebo effect is gone.
And so the Placebo President must now go, too.



September 11 changed a lot of things for me, Bill. I will say this, before September 11, I was definitely mildly myopic in terms of my political agenda. If you were Democrat you were probably right, and if you were a Republican you were probably wrong. Everything changed for me that day...

My entire worldview changed. If you would have told me September 9 that I would have been at the world series game filming George Bush throwing out the first pitch with my 6-year-old son crying, I never would have believed you, but I was. Because my whole worldview changed.



9 posted on 02/05/2003 12:04:40 PM PST by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Miss Marple

SENATOR HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, who was speaking at the event, wore a dark blue floor-length Oscar de la Renta with a ruffled neck and train.

"Well, this is one of my favorite Oscars, and it just seemed appropriate for the event and it was also warm," she said.

Charming Richard

Rumor has it William Jefferson Clinton himself is to recite Honest Abe's lines in this New Year's Eve pageant. Whoever writes these scripts has a natural talent for irony. For some irrepressible reason, one cannot help but think of that costume party in "The Manchurian Candidate,'' complete with Red Queen and Abe Lincoln in stovepipe hat and fake beard.

Hillary Clinton says it's a great opportunity to unite the nation. (The way she's united New York?) But the Clintons are never so polarizing as when they are intent on uniting us. How can that be? Maybe it's their perfectly fabricated authenticity. The Nineties have had much the same effect, stirring the same vague dissatisfactions -- and sparking sudden outbursts of temper. What was it that poor, embarrassed David Brinkley, thinking his mike was off, said after the president's victory speech in '96: "We all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches, full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection, plus more goddam nonsense.''

Still not finished, Mr. Brinkley added that this president "has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore, he's a bore, and will always be a bore.'' Oh, dear. The commentator's unintentionally public thoughts were all the more embarrassing for being so widely shared by any Americans still sentient four years into the Age of Clinton. But it's one thing to notice such things, quite another to say them out loud. Why belabor the obvious?

Hey, what a party! New Year's at the White House

10 posted on 02/05/2003 12:16:51 PM PST by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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" of my favorite Oscars"

My, my... isn't she the fulsome fashionista...

Sounds as tho "Oscar" prudently covered the widebody frump from frill to floor.
11 posted on 02/05/2003 12:29:29 PM PST by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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To: Mia T
Did Gere invoke Zot! upon Mr and Mrs. Beelzebubba?
12 posted on 02/05/2003 12:47:59 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: ken5050
Hear Bush 41 Warn Us--October 19, 1992*



*Thanx to Cloud William for text and audio


LEHRER: President Bush, your closing statement, sir.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Three weeks from now--two weeks from tomorrow, America goes to the polls and you're going to have to decide who you want to lead this country ...

On foreign affairs, some think it's irrelevant. I believe it's not. We're living in an interconnected world...And if a crisis comes up, ask who has the judgment and the experience and, yes, the character to make the right decision?

And, lastly, the other night on character Governor Clinton said it's not the character of the president but the character of the presidency. I couldn't disagree more. Horace Greeley said the only thing that endures is character. And I think it was Justice Black who talked about great nations, like great men, must keep their word.

And so the question is, who will safeguard this nation, who will safeguard our people and our children? I need your support, I ask for your support. And may God bless the United States of America.




BUSH: "I will not wait on events, while dangers gather."


video screen capure


President's Remarks
video image view

  This country has many challenges. We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents, and other generations. (Applause.) We will confront them with focus and clarity and courage...

Sending Americans into battle is the most profound decision a President can make. The technologies of war have changed; the risks and suffering of war have not. For the brave Americans who bear the risk, no victory is free from sorrow. This nation fights reluctantly, because we know the cost and we dread the days of mourning that always come.

We seek peace. We strive for peace. And sometimes peace must be defended. A future lived at the mercy of terrible threats is no peace at all. If war is forced upon us, we will fight in a just cause and by just means -- sparing, in every way we can, the innocent. And if war is forced upon us, we will fight with the full force and might of the United States military -- and we will prevail. (Applause.)

State of the Union Address by President George W. Bush

13 posted on 02/05/2003 1:37:21 PM PST by Mia T (SCUM (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations))
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15 posted on 02/05/2003 2:39:38 PM PST by freednumb (Bumper Sticker - Free Iraq!)
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