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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:16 AM
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Orwellian Friday
Some thoughts from George Orwell for this Friday:


"All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting."


"Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper."


"The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded."


"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."


"In accordance with the principles of double-think it does not matter
if the war is not real. For when it is, victory is not possible. The
war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous."
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:17 AM
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1. K&R For the truth.
I wish my fellow Americans would WAKE UP.

WE ARE BEING LIED TO ABOUT EVERYTHING.
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frankieT Donating Member (375 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:19 AM
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2. smart reminder -eom-
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:19 AM
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3. "War against a foreign country only happens...
when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."

THAT is the most important concept for the people of this country to grasp.

Democracy? No.
Liberty? No.
Freedom? No.

Profit? YES!



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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:20 AM
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4. K&R & OMG
That first photo is going to give me nightmares! What a great big bucket o' evil.
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:25 AM
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6. Jesus, that first pic
makes the Corleone family photos look like pictures of fuzzy bunnies.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:29 AM
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10. yeah, right?
talk about a bunch of ghouls. :grr:

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:47 PM
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20. even better than that
call them the BUSH CRIME FAMILY.
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:24 AM
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5. that first picture is gross
Those people may as well be in the Wax Museum for all the good they have done us.


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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:27 AM
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9. GMTA
Powell and Crashcart look like they think they're posing for GQ. Rummy has his usual psychotic stare and Bush looks typically clueless. The rest, :puke:
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:16 PM
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16. GQ? Close...Vanity Fair actually...nt
nt
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:39 PM
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18. the true axis of evildoers.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:25 AM
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7. wow! where did you find that "sopranos"...
looking shot of the senior staff?
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:30 AM
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11. Annie Leibovitz - January 2002
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 11:34 AM by jackstraw45
during the Corporate Media's "March to War"

Interesting interview with vanity Fair regarding photo shoot in January 2002

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0201/09/ltm.16.h...


excerpt, again from JANUARY 2002:

"The White House, Karen Hughes especially, the White House communications chief, had remembered a story that Annie had done ten years ago, in 1991, on the heads of the Gulf War at the time, and had approved our request based on remembering that story."
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obreaslan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:34 AM
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13. Good call!. See post #12...
Great minds think alike. :)

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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:27 AM
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8. excellent photo essay, thanks for posting it.
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obreaslan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:32 AM
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12. Is that first picture for real, or Photoshopped? It looks like an ad for..
The Sopranos...


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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 11:35 AM
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14. See post #11
nt
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:07 PM
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15. OH SNAP! LOL! n/t
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 02:45 PM
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19. It made me think of this
:rofl:
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:36 PM
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17. it's like El Chimpo is using 1984 as his policy playbook
:scared:
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many a good man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 07:03 PM
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21. Kick! for the evening crowd
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