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by Ron
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Preserved in Amber" -- Clarke unloads
Replies: 10
Views: 4572

Oh, I can't say he could've prevented the invasion, either. But his story, as told in 2004 just days before the publication of his book, has the whiff of tainted goods. The same story told in 2002 would have, I believe, proven compelling enough to have nudged the likes of John Kerry [and how many ot...
by Ron
Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Preserved in Amber" -- Clarke unloads
Replies: 10
Views: 4572

On the other hand, Clarke was still an official in the Bush Administration until sometime in 2003 . . . He resigned in 2003. Given the importance of what he had to say-- especially as it would have had an impact on America's decision to invade Iraq, he could've resigned sooner and come forward with...
by Ron
Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: "Preserved in Amber" -- Clarke unloads
Replies: 10
Views: 4572

Sure, this is terribly damning testimony. But as it comes more than two years after 9/11 and only days before his book is to be published, his comments may be swatted away as nothing more than the self-serving rantings of an ex-high-level government employee. I wish I could say I admire Clark for co...
by Ron
Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Jury's Returned: Yes, We Are Indeed In The Twilight Zone
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

As if on cue. [Disclaimer: Ryan and I are not working as a team, recent posts not withstanding.]
by Ron
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Jury's Returned: Yes, We Are Indeed In The Twilight Zone
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

The Jury's Returned: Yes, We Are Indeed In The Twilight Zone

Two stories on the front page this morning: "Bush Administration: Spain Mishandled Early Info on Madrid Bombing" and "U.S. Raises Pakistan's Standing To 'Major' Ally." Whaah? The Bush Administration's got the balls to point a finger elsewhere--especially regarding [gulp] the mishandling of informati...
by Ron
Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got my own pages now at DC Forums! Please join DC!
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

True, I *am* a fan of cheap entertainment. So what the heck. I'll check it out.
by Ron
Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Republicans advocate dismantling US government
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

One difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Republicans never learned to suppress the child within that wants what it wants and wants it now. Never satisfied, enough is never enough. And it must get its way all the time. And if you call them on it, e.g., "crooks" and "liars" they scream...
by Ron
Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got my own pages now at DC Forums! Please join DC!
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

If all they want to talk about is poop and farting, then perhaps I'll have to start spending more time over here. That would be nice. You've been missed. A lot. Also, keep reading over at DC. I may have to get nasty and it's surely gonna be entertaining. I'm going to bookmark that site right now. T...
by Ron
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Low-paid, non-English-speaking crowds love Bush tax cuts
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Why is the self-proclaimed party of optimism running attack ads on Kerry instead of trumping their own record? As a strategy, running on feel-good optimism may serve the Republicans well as by its vague nature it avoids addressing the specifics of Bush's policies. They tried trumpeting the specific...
by Ron
Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Low-paid, non-English-speaking crowds love Bush tax cuts
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

Playing the optimism card is one of the few strategies open to Bush as actually defending his policies has met with increased skepticism. Obviously, whether it'll work or not will depend in large part how convincing he is. [And how badly the public wants to believe it.] His father was terrible at it...
by Ron
Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Forum Business
Topic: Congratulations, Luke: Three-Digit Membership Milestone
Replies: 1
Views: 4133

Congratulations, Luke: Three-Digit Membership Milestone

Don't pop open those bottles of bubbly just yet, Luke. But at 99 members now, there's sure to be another fella [or gal] to sign up sometime soon . . . well, if not soon, then certainly before the upcoming November elections. But as time's-a-tickin' you might think of upgrading the board's software t...
by Ron
Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Kerry not "a man of the people" according to Bush-
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Christ. How many politicians elected to national office can claim [with a straight face] to be an "ordinary/common" American? As regards democracy in the United States, only the rich need apply. But that's never been a secret, has it?
by Ron
Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Temptations - Greatest Hits
Replies: 7
Views: 4576

lukpac wrote:Which set is that? Mono or stereo?

It's the 2-CD set [with slip cover] from 1995 or so with [I believe] the original mono single mixes.
by Ron
Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Temptations - Greatest Hits
Replies: 7
Views: 4576

I think that most [still] agree that the Bill Inglot 2-CD set is the best available.
by Ron
Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Gerry & the Pacemakers Razor & Tie Reissue
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

No, no, no. Two other, even more well-known groups than those. Sheesh. If I'd known it was going to be so tough to get the correct answer I would have posted this elsewhere where the membership is quite a bit larger and a good deal more knowledgeable. But all laughter aside, this Razor & Tie reissue...