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Old 10-31-2008, 11:30 PM   #81
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I think that guy got banned!
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:33 PM   #82
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I think that guy got banned!
You have a good memory! (especially for the fun stuff! )
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:34 PM   #83
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Haha thanks! I'd say he deserved the banning for a post like that!
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:48 PM   #84
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Haha thanks! I'd say he deserved the banning for a post like that!
Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:50 PM   #85
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Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
Unpopular opinions are best banned.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:22 AM   #86
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Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
I was kidding about him deserving the banning because of the post.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:26 AM   #87
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I was kidding about him deserving the banning because of the post.
It's a bit late for excuses. You are already on the ban list, on account of your liking for ABBA.
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lol

If I was banned for unpopular opinions on music, I'd be long gone by now.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:31 AM   #89
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Are you actually that contemptuous of peoples right to voice their opinions.
We just like the excitement of people getting banned.

Besides, he was free to voice his opinion. And the board owner was free to boot his butt off the board too. Both used that freedom.
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You are already on the ban list, on account of your liking for ABBA.
Well, then I guess I'm out, too.

Been nice knowing all of you.

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Old 11-01-2008, 12:45 PM   #91
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Wow weird bump. I don't remember writing all that stuff...then I realized it wasn't even a thread from this summer but last summer.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:04 PM   #92
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We just like the excitement of people getting banned.

Besides, he was free to voice his opinion. And the board owner was free to boot his butt off the board too. Both used that freedom.
Leaves the impression he really got banned for his political opinions. However, reason for the banning was his language. Cursing and insulting posts didn't help much.

And it wasn't in response to posts like this:
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Wow.
That was a year and a half ago.
I didn't read this whole thread, but man, that is some amazing shit right there.
Solidified relationships with other countries? Are you nuts?
Guided the nation through Katrina? Wow. I think you are nuts.
The sweetest part is your assesment of the economy though. Yep, it really worked out well didn't it?

YourPost=Epic Fail.

Really, is this poster around anymore? Because he/she has got to answer for this kind of display of outright stupidity.
where it would have been somewhat understandable.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:27 AM   #93
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Oh please.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:55 PM   #94
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Let's not drag up arguments from over a year ago with people who are no longer a part of the forum, k?

And Jofo, asking a poster to answer for their "outright stupidity" is out of line.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:25 PM   #95
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Ok sorry.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:16 PM   #96
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if in 10 to 20+ years iraq is a stable, thriving, growing democracy, then the legacy of george bush will look significantly better than it does today.

as with most presidents, you can't really judge what they did at the time they did it... in the "want it now" society that americans live in that can be tough to take.

it doesn't look good now, but bush's legacy is not yet a closed book.
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there is a chance

that after Obama gets done

W will be looking better.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:44 PM   #98
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Well, there's also a chance that you'll soon see a three legged ballerina onstage at the Met.


Dig?
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Wall Street Journal

Opinion Nov 5th 2008

The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace
What must our enemies be thinking?
By JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO

Earlier this year, 12,000 people in San Francisco signed a petition in support of a proposition on a local ballot to rename an Oceanside sewage plant after George W. Bush. The proposition is only one example of the classless disrespect many Americans have shown the president.

According to recent Gallup polls, the president's average approval rating is below 30% -- down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right.

This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, "Today, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust."

Those bipartisan efforts have been met with crushing resistance from both political parties.

The president's original Supreme Court choice of Harriet Miers alarmed Republicans, while his final nomination of Samuel Alito angered Democrats. His solutions to reform the immigration system alienated traditional conservatives, while his refusal to retreat in Iraq has enraged liberals who have unrealistic expectations about the challenges we face there.

It seems that no matter what Mr. Bush does, he is blamed for everything. He remains despised by the left while continuously disappointing the right.

Yet it should seem obvious that many of our country's current problems either existed long before Mr. Bush ever came to office, or are beyond his control. Perhaps if Americans stopped being so divisive, and congressional leaders came together to work with the president on some of these problems, he would actually have had a fighting chance of solving them.

Like the president said in his 2004 victory speech, "We have one country, one Constitution and one future that binds us. And when we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America."

To be sure, Mr. Bush is not completely alone. His low approval ratings put him in the good company of former Democratic President Harry S. Truman, whose own approval rating sank to 22% shortly before he left office. Despite Mr. Truman's low numbers, a 2005 Wall Street Journal poll found that he was ranked the seventh most popular president in history.

Just as Americans have gained perspective on how challenging Truman's presidency was in the wake of World War II, our country will recognize the hardship President Bush faced these past eight years -- and how extraordinary it was that he accomplished what he did in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.

Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty -- a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

Mr. Shapiro is an investigative reporter and lawyer who previously interned with John F. Kerry's legal team during the presidential election in 2004.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:14 PM   #100
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Leaves the impression he really got banned for his political opinions. However, reason for the banning was his language. Cursing and insulting posts didn't help much.

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Yet, we still have many liberals apart of the forum who at times have been a perfect fit for that catagory.
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