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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwina's Secretary View Post
    Of course they also say the health services offered by Planned Parenthood are available at Walgreens. I have never thought of Walgreens as a good place to go for a Pap smear. Who knew??
    Some of the images I get in my mind from comments that I read on this forum are absolutely hilarious. Thanks for the chuckle.
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    Mr. Huntsman stated that he didn't work for Mr. Obama; he worked for the President of the United States.

    When the President any President calls, he says, you answer.
    I don't disagree. The question is whether the "base" can deal with it.

    What is perceived as "baggage" will be big in this primary. Can Romney get past his support for gay marriage and medical coverage? Can Pawlenty explain his previous support of cap and trade. Will a change of heart be seen as "flip-flopping" or "seeing the light."

    On the other hand - if a president whose foreign policy I passionately disagreed with asked me to serve as an ambassador, would it be the right thing to accept?

    Lots of interesting questions this time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwina's Secretary View Post
    I don't disagree. The question is whether the "base" can deal with it.

    What is perceived as "baggage" will be big in this primary. Can Romney get past his support for gay marriage and medical coverage? Can Pawlenty explain his previous support of cap and trade. Will a change of heart be seen as "flip-flopping" or "seeing the light."

    On the other hand - if a president whose foreign policy I passionately disagreed with asked me to serve as an ambassador, would it be the right thing to accept?

    Lots of interesting questions this time...
    He also supports civil unions - not as far as he should go, but at least a start. And he got liquor laws relaxed in Utah, so it is easier to get a drink. He had an 80% approval rating there when he took the Ambassador post.

    I sort of like him - he's not as far to the middle socially as I would like, but he's way better than Santorum. Of course, most anyone is better than Rick.

    Article from TIME about him.

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    OMG! a Dem caught in a sex scandal.

    It's very sad that grown men have to resort to using the internet to harass women.

    A Republican would just show up at the gal's house and show he's a man.

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    As a politician and member of congress? Weiner came off as being a little to cocky and I think the rest of his term will show he is impotent as a politician.

    And the way he stood so erect at the podium and gave that flaccid speech?

    He may not recover from pulling a boner like that.

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    He's a jerk - and not very attractive, either. An ugly jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonny View Post
    Sounds like they all need to attend summer school & brush up on their history.
    Nope, not allowed to mate.
    Schools use BOOKS. It has been pointed out to me previously by one of our forums esteemed armchair historians that American History is'nt correct if it is obtained from BOOKS.
    I quote "Isn't it wonderful to be a American and have foreigners tell you what our Politics are all about? Hey, they even know our History...they read a book somewhere."
    I must write to Professor Ian Tyrrell about that one.
    But no....he's Australian. What would he know about American history ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat2u2004 View Post
    Nope, not allowed to mate.
    Schools use BOOKS. It has been pointed out to me previously by one of our forums esteemed armchair historians that American History is'nt correct if it is obtained from BOOKS.
    I quote "Isn't it wonderful to be a American and have foreigners tell you what our Politics are all about? Hey, they even know our History...they read a book somewhere."
    I must write to Professor Ian Tyrrell about that one.
    But no....he's Australian. What would he know about American history ???
    Wom,

    When a person takes the test to become an American they have to answer questions about our history.

    Sad to say that many of these fledging citizen's know MORE about our history than us 'mericans do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    Wom,

    When a person takes the test to become an American they have to answer questions about our history.

    Sad to say that many of these fledging citizen's know MORE about our history than us 'mericans do.
    That my friend, I wouldn't doubt.
    I'm a bit of a history buff. I love it. ALL world history. I have a vast library on many subjects, but History books would have to form the bulk of it.
    OOPS !!! Did I mention books again ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat2u2004 View Post
    That my friend, I wouldn't doubt.
    I'm a bit of a history buff. I love it. ALL world history. I have a vast library on many subjects, but History books would have to form the bulk of it.
    OOPS !!! Did I mention books again ???
    BOOKS that nasty word again.

    When we were taught history in school we were given tests & forced to memorize dates, people, & places. I always thought well the only place I would be using this stuff is maybe on a quiz show like Jeopardy.

    The nice thing about historical books, if you find a good author they can put you right there on the spot.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Bonny View Post
    BOOKS that nasty word again.
    That makes an interesting question...What's In Your Library?

    I organize mine in sections...

    - World History
    - US History
    - US Presidents - its own section
    - Columnist who also write books - Bill Bryson, Molly Ivins, Mike Royko, etc.
    - Cats
    - Women's Biographies/history
    - WWII
    - Travel
    - A small fiction section
    - Reference books - silly and not
    - Business books

    What's in your library??

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    What's in your library?


    Terrific question! I have mine in alphabetical order by author. All mixed in together. Books about sports, medicine, history of all kinds, biography, current events, a few fiction. Then there is my stacks of yet-to-be-read. Again, a mixture of all kinds.

    As Thomas Jefferson once said, I cannot live without books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonny View Post
    BOOKS that nasty word again.

    When we were taught history in school we were given tests & forced to memorize dates, people, & places. I always thought well the only place I would be using this stuff is maybe on a quiz show like Jeopardy.

    The nice thing about historical books, if you find a good author they can put you right there on the spot.
    Oh yeah. I have books like that, you just can't put them down.
    Have you ever read "Blood and Thunder" by Hampton Sides ?
    An excellent book Bonny. I'm about half way thru it.
    Anyway, we'd best get off the topic of books, some may think we are illiterate or something.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat2u2004 View Post
    Anyway, we'd best get off the topic of books, some may think we are illiterate or something.
    Who - what - where - why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    Awww Puck, what's the matter? ES didn't want to play your game huh?
    LOL
    I would trust Pucks knowledge of United States History more then ES's or yours.

    Good try at a dig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat2u2004 View Post
    That my friend, I wouldn't doubt.
    I'm a bit of a history buff. I love it. ALL world history. I have a vast library on many subjects, but History books would have to form the bulk of it.
    OOPS !!! Did I mention books again ???
    You do what?

    In the buff?

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