Approval rating down; security alert up

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Approval rating down; security alert up#0
Posted: 5/25/04 at 7:56pm
What a surprise. Less than 24 hours after George's unimpressive prime time appearance comes a special "breaking news" report warning that Al Qaeda has infiltrated the US and is planning something big for this summer. I'm shocked. Is this even new news?
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Weird. The AP says it's the most disturbing info the government has received since 9-11 but that there are no plans to change the threat level color.


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But we told you to be careful so that means we're on the ball! See, see, we're protecting you....well, sort-of...but if anything happens, well, we warned you!!
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And our grave-faced arbiter of all things terror-related and the colors that signal its rise ... John Ashcroft ... is on The View tomorrow. Not Wolf Blitzer, not Chris Matthews. The View. Star, Joy, and "Hot Topics."

Remember NETWORK? Stay tuned.
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Where HAS Ashcroft been lately? Have I just not been paying attention or has he be keeping a low profile?

Or maybe my Rumsfeld loathing has overshadowed my hatred of Ashcroft.
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Updated On: 5/25/04 at 08:17 PM
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Well, he's been ruminating on the important mission of eradicating pornography from the US and the internet.
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And doing intense research, locked alone in his office?
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He was frisking Chalabi. Film at eleven.
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I am glad everyone can see the humorous side of all of this. Something tells me we will all be falling down dead from laughter if it happens & be saying what crazy scamps those Al Queda guys are. By all means, after it is over, lets have a blue ribbon panel to assess blame. If it happens, hopefully it will be somewhere other than NYC. We already gave at the office.

I think we are in need of a wake up call as we have a tendency to forget at times. This is a tad more important than who wins American Idol

Are we incredibly stupid .
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What would you prefer to do this evening that will somehow keep us safer? If we're in danger of getting nuked off the planet this summer, I'm counting on my sense of humor to keep my anxiety in check. That, and a huge bottle of Xanax .5.
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Frankly, it's obvious Ambrosia is going to win because they practically handed her the crown tonight and the voting had just begun. I mean, how obvious. The poor future Flight Attendant's Supervisor girl doesn't stand a chance.
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The "humerous" side we're finding here, if I dare to speak for other posters, is an outraged response, not an outrageous one. It's a pointedly black comedic in style and tone, reacting strongly to the way this administration has hijacked and ultimately exploited the terror threat. Cynicism reigns supreme on the topic of security, and the timing of "alerts" is suspect because we have been patronized and outright lied to by leaders who should be bending over backwards to excute policy with a grave sense of context. Every action has a reaction, and we are now as feared and hated as Al Q, if not more so (see the recent poll of the UK). In Bagdad, a CD of the prison photos is being sold for 50 cents a piece. Over 6000 were sold almonst instantly. (source, CNN) Now, as Carl Bernstein told Wolf tonight: We are living in far more dangerous times than post 9/11, thanks to Bush and company. I don't think anyone in this thread and others thinks American Idol has provided us with easy pop culture blinders, so that we ignore reality; on the contrary, this is a sad and deeply regrettable time, and I, for one, stay informed, because I must, and because I know we are no safer.
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exactly
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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#13
Posted: 5/25/04 at 10:00pm
Double exactly. And plus, Roxy was all into Idol until somebody he liked got voted off. Idol is just the opiate of the masses.

Now, why oh why does an administration invent a color code, talk about BIG attacks and credible sources and this summer and there's NO change in colors? That's one way people get cynical.

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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#14
Posted: 5/25/04 at 10:02pm
Wrong Again Namo

The other have of __ watches it. Me, I could care less . I am not into it at all. It is a rehash of Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts . Sorry to disappoint.

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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#15
Posted: 5/25/04 at 10:24pm
I'm not disappointed, just confounded.

I have no idea what "The other have of __ watches it." meams.

I'm pretty sure it's a Color Purple reference, but why, I do not know.

Also, "Me, I could care less .." I think you're meaning you couldn't care less. "I could care less" means you have an emotional investment of some sort.

So glad I could help you try to make some sense.

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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#16
Posted: 5/25/04 at 10:31pm
Quite simple. Stop complicating matters. You think I watch American Idol. I do not. My other half does. I know it pains you for someone to say you , Mr Perfect. is wrong but you are wrong here

Do not worry. It happens to all of us. Nothing to be ashamed of

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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#17
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:02pm
I turned on the news a few minutes a go to " Terrorists are in the US and are in the works of an attack set for this summer". If we know that much information how come we can't get it before it happens??!! We already know they hate us so what are they trying to prove and why did they wait untill 2002 to start attacking? oyyy
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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#18
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:14pm
Well, people from other cultures are much more patient than we are. Terrorists included.
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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#19
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:21pm
Fox 5 News at Ten came on and being too lazy to get up and change the channel, I watched it. Cut to a close-up of the woman-on-the-street announcer, who says....with a straight face...."Fox 5 has obtained EXCLUSIVE information about.." and then she proceeded to tell the very same "al Qaeda is among us and planning a summer attack" story. Exclusive???
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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#20
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:21pm
I remember during the Iowa caucuses, CNN was intereviewing farmers, who all said they were going to vote Democrat, because the economy was their man concern. The reporter asked if they were concerned about terrorism, and they all sia no, they were out in the middle of nowhere, and didn't think terrorists would be interested in crashing planes into their grain silos or anything.

The next day, Tom Ridge put out a notice saying they had reason to beleive terrorists might try to sabotage America's farms and poison the grain.

What convenient timing!

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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#21
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:24pm
Fear is their big weapon. And I'm talking about both the terrorists and the Bush administration.
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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#22
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:38pm
It's weird that i've never thought to discuss this before but today I got thinking "what are they trying to prove?" that they can kill us? ok we get that much. And are they just gonna keep doing it forever? There is no real solution since they don't want anything specific.
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re: Approval rating down; security alert up#23
Posted: 5/25/04 at 11:43pm
I'm telling ya I wouldn't be shocked if we have captured Osama and will the bastard out the week of the election.

I'm so sick of Bush's "Trust me, I will protect you" big brother mentality...
Call it a regime change...
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Capturing Osama's not going to do it. Well, it might give Bush's ratings a boost, but it's not going to solve the problem. A younger generation is taking over (think Abu Murab a Zarqawi, who made the beheading video, in part, as a power play) ... and a lot of the shots are being called by people whose names we don't even know and who don't answer to al-Qaeda. Osama is a name and a face put to something much larger and unidentifiable.
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