RIP -- Consequential Person Has Passed Away

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  1. yossarian

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    I had some MAGA dude I met at a bar in Belize say that to me derisively as if it was some kind of dig.

    My response was: Huh! I wish!

    I think it surprised him as he looked puzzled.
     
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  2. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
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  3. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
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    Ahh yes, the "we're just 2 white dudes talkin here" crap. Fox has ruined so many brains.
     
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  4. taosjohn

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    Pretty carefully worded...:cautious:
     
  5. soccernutter

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    Yup. No "great man" or "great statesman" or "wise person," but had platitudes. And in political speak, reading between the lines, said much of what we have said over the past page or two.
     
  6. charlie15

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    That was a bit off a back handed compliment from Joe.....I do not think they were sending each other's Xmas cards!
     
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  7. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
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    Dubya like "heh-heh, he wasn't that bad, right? Bombing innocents half a world away. Sometimes ya hafta do it. I mean, big decisions...are...hard"
     
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  8. roby

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    I think we're all being a bit harsh on Henry...after all...he was just following orders. :ninja:
     
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  9. taosjohn

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    He was writing the orders he was following, mostly...
     
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  10. argentine soccer fan

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    What Biden says is true, I don't doubt Kissinger's "fierce intellect and profound strategic focus". But it does clearly evade who Kissinger really was.

    It's like if somebody asks me what I think as a South American about Kissinger, and I respond by pointing out that when he visited Argentina in 1978 he was very insightful about South American soccer. Yes, he was, I read some of his soccer comments and he obviously understood the South American game, and in particularly the differences between the Argentine and Brazilian styles. But pointing that out would absolutely miss the point about who Kissinger was and how he's remembered in South America.

    I understand, the US president has to be diplomatic. But it still doesn't feel right.
     
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  11. yossarian

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    Hilarious.
     
  12. marek

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    did they give a shout out to anyone in the Johnson Admin for the Gulf of Tonkin incident that led us to start our whole Vietnam adventure
     
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  13. yossarian

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    No. But I'm glad you agree that Vietnam was a mistake.
     
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  14. marek

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    being in your good graces will make the day worthwhile
     
  15. yossarian

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    Given that you keep replying to me, that's obvious.
     
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  16. argentine soccer fan

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    Of course, Xi Jinping and his cronies, who never have anything good to say about the US, are suddenly very generous in eulogizing Henry Kissinger.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/chinas-xi-sends-condolences-biden-over-kissingers-death-2023-11-30/

    There is a brotherhood of evil men, I suppose. I'm sure based on his patented modus operandi that if Kissinger was still in charge of US foreign policy he'd tacitly approve of the Uyghur genocide, give carte blanch to Xi on Taiwan, and we'd have a new historical beautiful and beneficial friendship with China that would prove yet again what a genius the man was.

    The man was pure evil, I tell you.
     
  17. argentine soccer fan

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    Barack or Michelle? I think those who run with that mostly think it's Michelle.
     
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  18. argentine soccer fan

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    The man was indeed a dandy, partying with actresses and models while people died cruelly due to his policies.

    The irony is that Nixon actually was upset at Kissinger over his decadent lifestyle, while he of course approved and worked with him on all the evil stuff that they did together all over the world.
     
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  19. Dr. Wankler

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    I would have repped this post if you'd said "escalate" rather than "start."
     
  20. Paul Berry

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    Nixon was probably jealous of his decadent lifestyle as he was so hooked on prescription drugs that one drink would have him slurring and staggering around the White House.
     
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  21. argentine soccer fan

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    Now this is someone I respect. 04E75C12-B4D0-4E9F-A759-A19447E951FD.jpeg RIP Sandra Day O’Connor
     
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  22. yossarian

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    Disagree with much of her judicial philosophy, but certainly respect her as a trailblazer. RIP.
     
  23. charlie15

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    He has to be diplomatic indeed. I do not think you can expect POTUS to blast a deceased SOS, that will have been highly inappropriate. What Biden said (and didnt say) speaks for itself. Anyone will realize there was no friendship between those two and that Biden totally disagrees with Kissinger. That speaks volume too.
     
  24. argentine soccer fan

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    Of course he was. Nixon was probably one of those men who hated those who had sex because growing up they couldn't get any.

    There is a story that I heard, and I don't know if it's true, but from what I know of Nixon it does ring true. Apparently when Richard Nixon was young he was so infatuated with a woman that in order to spend time with her he would drive her to her dates with other guys. This went on for years. The poor guy tried so hard, and eventually she gave in to him and married him, and later became the First Lady of the United States, Pat Nixon.
     
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  25. superdave

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