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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 09/18/2006 :  03:34:16  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Interesting article from The Huffington Post:
quote:
Top Ten Worst People in the Bush Administration

1. George W. Bush, President
2. Dick Cheney, Vice President
3. Karl Rove, Chief Political Adviser to the President
4. Don Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
5. Paul Wolfowitz, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense
6. David Addington, Chief of Staff to the Vice President
7. Douglas Feith, Former Under Secretary of Defense and Head of the Office of Special Plans
8. John Bolton, UN Ambassador
9. I. Lewis Libby, Former Chief of Staff to the Vice President
10. Alberto Gonzalez, Attorney General

You know this list is hideous when John Ashcroft can't crack the Top Ten. John Bolton would finish in the top two of almost any other "worst person" list. But this is a murderer's row of incompetents, fool, knaves, and - in the immortal words of the president - evil-doers.

It continues on to explain why these worthies made the list, and gives a pretty good anaylsis of our alledged president.

I wish Arianna would go to a larger font.....




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Ghost_Skeptic
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Canada
510 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2006 :  05:39:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Ghost_Skeptic a Private Message
This was particularly well said:

quote:
There is nothing George Bush won't do to cover up his own insecurities. The man has been an abject failure in every aspect of his life. He was terrible at school. He was cowardly in the face of battle. He destroyed every business he ran. And he knows it.

But he buries it deep down inside. He puts on his fake swagger and pretends he earned his place in the world. He was born as American royalty and he thinks he built the empire. He has had everything handed to him and smashed it to pieces.

But a man who cared would look to do the right thing. Would look for help. Would admit he has flaws and bring in people who could help him lead. Instead, Bush, for fear of looking inward, has eschewed all change and all help.

His pride is more important to him than the lives of others, than the United States government and the well being of her citizens. And that is inexcusable.

He thinks politics is a game. And that whoever wins the elections is the better man. But it isn't about winning elections, it's about governing. It's about caring for the people of the United States of America. He has such a colossal responsibility - and he does not care.



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Dude
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USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2006 :  19:00:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/top-ten-worst-people-in-t_b_29603.html

OP link didn't work for me.


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beskeptigal
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USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  01:49:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
And why is Rice not on this list? I would have Ashcroft and Rice both on it but maybe that's because I don't know enough about a couple of them.
Edited by - beskeptigal on 09/19/2006 01:51:17
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chaloobi
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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  08:39:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send chaloobi a Yahoo! Message Send chaloobi a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

And why is Rice not on this list? I would have Ashcroft and Rice both on it but maybe that's because I don't know enough about a couple of them.

Maybe it's a prejudice thing. Reverse descrimination?

-Chaloobi

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Orwellingly Yurz
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USA
529 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  15:54:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message
YO: Here's OY's top ten list of assholes OUTSIDE the Bush Administration:

1. Falwell
2. Robertson
3. Dobson
4. Limpbatt
5. Hannity
6. O'Really?
7. Savage
8. Santorum
9. Coulter (maybe she should be at top of list)
10. Dr. Laura (With the face in the toilet bowl; as in the misty light)

OY! (I bet other skeptics have just as good or better lists of this nature.)

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If dogs run free
Then what must be,
Must be...
And that is all
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--me

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--Albert Camus

"Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes."
--Oscar Wilde
Edited by - Orwellingly Yurz on 09/19/2006 15:56:18
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JohnOAS
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Australia
800 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  17:18:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

I wish Arianna would go to a larger font.....






There's no embedded Arianna font on this page or the linked page as far as I can tell.

If you want to bump the font size for your own viewing comfort, there are a couple of options:

For FireFox users:
(I think you're using FF now Filthy, if I remember our last browser discussions)
Control + to increase the fonts
Control - to reduce the fonts
Real quick and easy, you can do it on the fly for pages that are just too damned hard to read otherwise. No settings to change.
Note, you just need the key with the + or - on it, it doesn't matter that the "+" may normally require a shift to get, just use the Control key and the key with +/- on it.

For IE users:
Click on the "View" menu.
Click on "Text size"
Select one of the five values from smallest through largest.
(This setting is generally remembered between sessions).

John's just this guy, you know.
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  17:25:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JohnOAS
For IE users:
Click on the "View" menu.
Click on "Text size"
Select one of the five values from smallest through largest.
(This setting is generally remembered between sessions).


Of if you have a mouse with one of those fancy scroll wheels, you can spin it while holding down the Ctrl key to change the font size.


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Sago
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USA
30 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  18:48:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Sago a Private Message
Why isn't there a section titled "Vent", no rationale required?

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9675 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  19:02:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

And why is Rice not on this list? I would have Ashcroft and Rice both on it but maybe that's because I don't know enough about a couple of them.

One of Sweden's most prolific writer, Jan Guillou, very recently released a fictional story where he blasts Bush, "Dicky", "Rummy" and Wolfowitz with a vengeance. However, Rice is described as a fairly bright woman trapped by circumstances.

"Madame Terror" is the title, probably not yet translated to English, where a former Swedish military intelligence officer is recruited by "Madame Terror", a female Palstinian military intelligence officer, to command the first submarine[1] of the newly formed Palestinian Navy.

Jan Guillou has a history of harsh criticism of Israeli and American policies and actions in the Middle East.

[1]Built by Russians with a similar propulsion technology as the Swedish sub HMS Gotland that has been eluding the American Navy during the last year outside the California coast...

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9675 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  19:10:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Sago

Why isn't there a section titled "Vent", no rationale required?

You are perfectly free to start discussions critically analysing the policies of the current American government if you feel that ours lack in critical thought.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Collateralmurder.
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JohnOAS
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Australia
800 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  21:22:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit JohnOAS's Homepage Send JohnOAS a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert
Of if you have a mouse with one of those fancy scroll wheels, you can spin it while holding down the Ctrl key to change the font size.


Nice, I didn't know that one.

John's just this guy, you know.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2006 :  00:04:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
New box, John. No Firefox. The 'spin-the-wheel' works except that my font is already at the largest 'View' setting. Ah well.....




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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and Crypto-Communist!

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Dave W.
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USA
26004 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2006 :  08:06:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by JohnOAS

For IE users:
Click on the "View" menu.
Click on "Text size"
Select one of the five values from smallest through largest.
(This setting is generally remembered between sessions).
On my unmodified IE box, the text size setting (and the spin-the-wheel shortcut) don't do anything on The Huffington Post except change the size of the red-text headers. A web page has to be constructed in such a way that text-size changing is allowed, and apparently the HP folks don't find that to be necessary.

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Valiant Dancer
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USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2006 :  08:39:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Orwellingly Yurz

YO: Here's OY's top ten list of assholes OUTSIDE the Bush Administration:

1. Falwell
2. Robertson
3. Dobson
4. Limpbatt
5. Hannity
6. O'Really?
7. Savage
8. Santorum
9. Coulter (maybe she should be at top of list)
10. Dr. Laura (With the face in the toilet bowl; as in the misty light)

OY! (I bet other skeptics have just as good or better lists of this nature.)



I am just shocked that Fred Phelps didn't make your list.

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

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moakley
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USA
1884 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2006 :  09:56:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

quote:
Originally posted by Orwellingly Yurz

YO: Here's OY's top ten list of assholes OUTSIDE the Bush Administration:

1. Falwell
2. Robertson
3. Dobson
4. Limpbatt
5. Hannity
6. O'Really?
7. Savage
8. Santorum
9. Coulter (maybe she should be at top of list)
10. Dr. Laura (With the face in the toilet bowl; as in the misty light)

OY! (I bet other skeptics have just as good or better lists of this nature.)



I am just shocked that Fred Phelps didn't make your list.

Or John Hagee. Maybe 10 just isn't enough.

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Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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