RIP -- Consequential Person Has Passed Away

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  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    That is absolutely a true story, as unbelievable as it sounds today.
     
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  2. soccernutter

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    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    United States
    As I'm reading it, he is using political-speak to say that Kissinger was a war monger. "Fierce...and profound strategic focus." It is well known that he had a hand in a lot of shitty policies and actions around the world, but in Biden's world of being within DC, to me that specific phrase, on top of his previous line about strongly disagreeing, reads as Biden saying that Kissinger was a monumental dick.
     
  3. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    It was so Minnesota-nice.
     
  4. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
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    Passive aggressive? lol
     
  5. TheJoeGreene

    TheJoeGreene Member+

    Aug 19, 2012
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    It felt like Biden was saying that he appreciated how brilliantly Kissinger articulated views that he disagreed with so he could have a clear picture of what he was working against.
     
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  6. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    She was a trailblazer. But as a CommanderSkins fan, this is what I recall the most.

    O’Connor was about to leave because she had an early commitment the next morning. Riggins approached O’Connor’s seat, put his arm around her husband, looked over at the first female justice in history and uttered the famous line, “come on, loosen up, Sandy baby, you’re too tight.”

    “Then he squatted and was staring off into space. He was really out of it. Then he dropped to one elbow, then he was flat on the floor. I knew he was under my chair when his cowboy boots hit my shoes.” — Jill Cohen, guest at nearby table

    “He just went back without a sound.” — Robb

    “He fell asleep is more accurate.” — Mary Lou Riggins

    “They left him there through the whole speech [by Vice President George H.W. Bush.]” — Robb

    “It looked like an 18-wheeler jackknifed on the interstate.” — John Riggins

    “People checked Riggins a couple of times during the show to make sure he was breathing.” — Guest Marin Allen



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    https://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/07/john-riggins-sandra-day-oconnor-loosen-up
     
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  7. Kazuma

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    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    It's not evasion though. It shows dislike but in a way that says, "yeah, we knew each other. I didn't like him. Condolences to his family." It's something my mother (Who was also educated in Catholic schools like Biden) would've said about someone. And it was short and to the point.

    I mean, that's it. And if it says anything, Biden never invited him to The White House.
     
  8. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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    Nixonland revealed so much about him.

    My favorite though was his drama teacher saying, "There goes my actor" after the Checkers speech. Or the Herblock comics that took great joy in mocking him.
     
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  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    United States
    You know what’s great about Biden? In modern politics, since primaries opened up in the 70s, most presidents have been kind of weirdos. A lot of them have daddy issues. (I’d go so far as to say every president since Carter has had big time daddy issues except Bush 1.)

    Biden is not a weirdo. It’s a relief.

    Me, I’m pretty much a weirdo, and that is probably true of almost everyone here. This forum is a niche of a niche. I’m not criticizing weirdos, my tribe.

    Just saying it’s a relief not to have a weirdo president.

    Nixon was before his time, a complete weirdo freak before the time when running for president meant a gauntlet of 57 contests, and the concomitant elevation of weirdos.
     
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  10. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Yeah, seriously. The French take all the guff for retreating from wars but never any credit when they start them.
     
  11. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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  12. soccernutter

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    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
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    I would remove "brilliantly" from that, but that, too.
     
  13. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Don't sell yourself short. You are a full-on weirdo.
     
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  14. Scissorkick Collins

    Dec 30, 2009
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    Someone should watch that discussion with “They Live” glasses on and report back.
     
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  15. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    But did you know this? :sick:

    She started dating the editor of the Stanford Law Review, William Rehnquist. In fact, the future Chief Justice asked her to marry him, but she demurred. I am going to try to drive the thought of her and Rehnquist getting nasty behind the robes out of my mind, but mostly am failing to do so.
     
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  16. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Yep.
     
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  17. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    If he gave her a ring & she backed out, was a contract present? o_O
     
  18. luftmensch

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    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
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    I think you mean Mike, he’s transgender y’know.
     
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  19. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    VB, VA
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    In most states, the person who breaks off the engagement gives the ring to the other person.
     
  20. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Was at my sis's house at a BBQ a few years ago & some Trump ahole showed a cell phone pic of "Mike" and his supposed package. My sister was mortified & I never saw him at another event.
     
  21. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    Has to be an offer, acceptance, and consideration therefor, to form a binding contract. So no.
     
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  22. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    "They." Mike Obama prefers "they."
     
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  23. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Evil Empire Yankees saluted Kissinger on Twitter. It did not go well

     
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  24. chaski

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    Mar 20, 2000
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    Lisburn Distillery FC
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    Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Kissinger.
     
  25. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
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    Ghana
    The good die young and the evil live long healthy lives. Dick Cheney a s Tummy are still kicking
     

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