galaxy5
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R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:26 am

Just curious, I watched the DNC one earlier, I must admit though I didn't get to see everything (duty calls) but tried. I will also try to get as much out of the RNC, but I think the RNC will be more interesting due to all the protesters. Anyone else gonna watch?
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:27 am

I will also be watching as much as I can. I did watch quite a bit of the DNC as well.



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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:41 am

I'll probably catch some of it. I did see most of the important parts of the DNC but that was during the summer when I had pretty much nothing to do and now I have been pretty busy so I'll have to see how much of the RNC I can catch.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:46 am

I'll try to watch as much of it as I can, just to get a fair view of what both sides have to say. And to watch Bush try and top John Kerry's speech (which I dont think will happen).
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:48 am

As a member of Alpha1's dubbed RAWK group, of course I'll be watching it...it promises to be a good show.

On a related note- anyone catch the protesters out there? They were walking across the bridge, with their little kids, protesting Bush's pro-life stance...one of the kids was holding a sign that said "kids have rights too"....pretty ironic I think, a kid has the right to live or die? Rather, his parents want that choice...pretty damn contradictory, if you ask me.

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 6:57 am

I watched a bit on C-SPAN, makes me ashamed to be jewish when they had the American Israel Public Affairs crap.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:41 am

I'll be watching just to see what happens. I'd like to hear Giuliani and McCain speak (especially McCain).
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:49 am

I will watch every second of it.  Smile
 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:09 am

Already watched the winning show so no need to see these clowns.....
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Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:15 am

I will watch every second of it.

Seeing as to how your so far up Bush's arse, thats not really any surprise to me.  Insane

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:21 am

I watched just about all of the DNC, and didn't get anything out of it except stuff about hope and optimism. Hopefully the RNC will talk about more than what people did 30 years ago.

And why is CSPAN showing protestors. I saw that and was like, "what the hell..." They were actually interviewing some of these people. Like their stupid acronyms and such don't tell us what they think. The great news is, taxpayers are financing this wonderful coverage.  Smile
 
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Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:25 am

Luv2fly, yeah right.
 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:31 am

why do some of you have to get personal and mean spirited. why do you have to attack people on a personal level?
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:33 am

why do some of you have to get personal and mean spirited. why do you have to attack people on a personal level?

If your referring to me, I was just stating a fact.  Big grin
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:38 am

Usairwys757, you are just the best crew member here  Big grin

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:39 am

Its not stating fact, its just being mean, vicious and personal. Im sure you could get your point across intelligently without getting personal. Or maybe im mistaken, and you can't.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:59 am

why do some of you have to get personal and mean spirited. why do you have to attack people on a personal level?

Because they're coming unhinged and personal attacks are all they have left.
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But the answer the question of this thread, I watched most of Kerry's speech so I'll watch the President's and maybe catch Rudy's if I'm not busy.

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:02 am

Because they're coming unhinged and personal attacks are all they have left.

Hmmm, so JeffM must be coming unhinged rapidly....
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:05 am

Because they're coming unhinged and personal attacks are all they have left.

Hahahahahaha, that's hilarious B757300, we'll see what Bush has to say at the RNC. Its about time to get the BS meter out, because I guarantee he wont back 90% of what he says up.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:07 am

Hey Usairwys757, how about reading this document. You must be one of those mods who think they are "above the law".
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:10 am

Hey Usairwys757, how about reading this document. You must be one of those mods who think they are "above the law".

Hey Solarix, how about reading my profile, there you will find out that actually I'm NOT a forum mod. And just because I'm on crew doesnt mean I cant speak my mind like any other user on this board. So dont try and feed me that crap.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:14 am

Please respect each other and choose your words wisely. Each user has their own point of view, and these views must be respected. If you have a problem with another user or if you dislike a thread or post and are able to show that it violates a rule, please use the "Suggest Deletion" button. Alternatively, you may e-mail the forum moderators.

Usairwys757, have you read this????? How about following the rules.
 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:15 am

I guarantee he wont back 90% of what he says up.

Kerry's going to back up 100% of what he says. We'll be 100% for something, then 100% against it. That's progress at it's best. Kerry for Prez!
 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:21 am

Even if you don't moderate the forums you still have next to your name and represent Airliners.net.

How can you expect people to comply with the forum rules when we have folks like you who make comments such as "Seeing as to how your so far up Bush's arse, thats not really any surprise to me  Insane" ????

I think your personal attacks on this other gentlemen are way out of line and very unprofessional.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:21 am

Usairwys757, have you read this????? How about following the rules.

I see, now your gonna try to follow along with Solarix and give me the rules speech, haha that's funny. Seeing as to how I didn't break any rules in any of my posts, I find your comments amusing. Actually I have read it, and I do follow it, where in any of my posts did I say I didn't respect your opinion?

So thanks for going over the rules for me, but really, I don't need it.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:08 pm

got to agree w/ USAirwys757 on this one. Seriously, with a name like "bushcheney2004" what else should we expect? you might want to change your screen name, with it about to become obsolete come November.

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:43 pm

I'll be glued to this and to watching Kerry try to explain his medals which now appear to be... Well... Inacurate and impossible to have earned.
 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:06 pm

I watched the BS and lies (DNC) so now will watch the real truth at the RNC..there was so much hate and vile at DNC...I'm sure there won't be any of that this week...we don't need to stoop to such low tactics to win the vote...
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:08 pm

we don't need to stoop to such low tactics to win the vote...

Man, good post, good post. Funny, because well over half, I think it's about 60-65% of Bush's ads that air on Television (official ads) are negative, attack ads. In comparison, about 25-30% of Kerry's official ads were negative, attack ads.

The idiots running the DNC covered up people with anti-Bush signs, or anything not exactly Pro-Kerry, with Kerry signs, that pissed me off, so I think you need to rethink your statement of "hate and vile."
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:21 pm

I was referring to the speeches at the DNC...given that the topic of thread is the CONVENTION and not the ads...
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:34 pm

I just saw the 'previews' of what's to come on Chris Matthew's Hardball.

Pat Buchannan seems like he was squeezing off a load in his pants he was so excited!

Ron Silver, a favorite actor of mine who made a complete ass of himself (on Bill Maher's Show) was just as bad.

I'm afraid before this thing shape.. well it's actually starting to take shape as a Ultra Bush Make-Over Theme Session...

We are gonna be told that we are safer than ever before...

The tax cuts have done miracles...

Everyone is better off than ever before...

The troops are eager to be where they are and proud to be where they are...

So screw it... I don't want my appetite ruined any nite this week!
But at least the Protester-Show will provide so interesting fare and even out distance all the Reality TV/Network programs in the nielsons!


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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:57 pm

I loved Bill Maher's bit this weekend on his show urging protestors to quit being pussies and riot.

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:27 pm

Because they're coming unhinged and personal attacks are all they have left.

HAHA! You should be one to talk B757300. All you ever do is make lame 6th grade twists of names in order to insult anyone that doesn't think the same way you do.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:28 pm

Dude! I totally AGREE!!! Especially the angered and 'fuck you' flipping the bird' protester! That's the guy I wanna see! No clue why he's pissed...but he's pissed off ROYALLY! The cops are gonna be gunnin' for that guy...wherever or whoever he may be!

On a serious note...they'd better keep all RNC Convention Broadcast away from that guy who was told his kid was killed in Iraq...and he ran out and blew up the van belonging to the Marines (the messengers of bad news) with him in it....he may take down the whole hospital this time!


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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:45 pm

I personally can't wait for Bush's stumbling rhetoric, "we got 'em" " the war on terror" and our coalition. What about education, and health care? My two close (one from pre-school, the other from junior high) friends were killed in Iraq because they were both trying to pay their way through college (which I won't do, according to Sallie Mae until 2027), I've attended two too many funerals, and carried two too many caskets with my friends. Even though I'm in no way supporting it, I will be watching the RNC.
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Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:53 pm



Is there another covention this week..........Whos??????

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 12:42 am

Rumors coming out of NY, in a strange twist, Bush won't get the nomination....its going to Jello Biafra!!!


(one could only hope)

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:17 am

I'm actually watching it now. I would love to see what their plans are for the future, and what they can do better compared to the Dems.

So far I haven't really seen anything interesting from both sides than the same usual muddertrhow and bitching about what they did 30 years ago.
So I'm not really impressed by any of them. And one thing is for sure. I would never vote for any of them.
 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:41 am

The BBC are broadcasting a live RealVideo stream for anyone who can't get it on TV.

http://news.bbc.co.uk (no comment or commentary).

The same BBC that is frequently insulted by jerks like O'Reilly and other talking heads with strange hair...the direct link (needs RealPlayer but not any registration) is

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/live/now1.ram
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:19 am

I am watch the RNC on TV right now, John McCain is speaking. I watched the DNC as well.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:23 am

I'm also watching, John McCain is one of the only Republicans I can stand. He's a pretty good guy.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:48 am

Rudy Guiliani is now speaking and this comment struck me as being very out of place for him to say, "I finally feel at home" referring to being with all the Republicans in NYC. Sort of like he's saying the only ones that matter in NYC are the Republicans. Nicely done Rudy.  Insane

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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:57 pm

i have read giulianis speech transcript this morning and have to say i am shocked that someone can still make such an obvious 9/11<-> iraq connection:

"And it was here in 2001, in the same lower Manhattan, that President George W. Bush stood amid the fallen towers of the World Trade Center, and he said to the barbaric terrorists who attacked us, "They will hear from us."

Well, they heard from us.

They heard from us in Afghanistan and we removed the Taliban.

They heard from us in Iraq, and we ended Saddam Hussein's reign of terror.

And we put him where he belongs, in jail."


in addition to that, all he did was compare bush to lincoln, churchill etc, this guy has such a warped mind its shocking.
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:16 pm

I watched the whole deal. Silver, McCain, Gulianni and the 911 surviving relatives all hit home-runs based on emotion. That said, I hope the next few nights will be more substantive on actual proposals regarding the future issues that I (and most of you all) know are important.

That Kerry spent nearly 100% of his time at the DNC focusing on a mere four months of his young history in 'Nam was unfortunate. It also opened the door to a similar response from the Rs; 'focus on the past with little specificity on the future'. I would hope that the Kerry-bashing is over and the rest of the convention will be a little more creative but I am certainly not betting on it. Perhaps we'll just have to wait for the debates to get off the current thrust of the arguments. Regards...Jack
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:22 pm

These conventions are an embarassment. I'm surprised anyone spends time actually watching this practical joke on the democratic process.

It's a 3 day commercial, nothing more !
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:44 pm

What is the point of these ridiculous (and expensive) shows, be it D or R ?

Really an embarassment to watch at these self-congratulatory cackings totally devoid of any grain of substance, in front of devoted audiences clapping every 20 seconds and thrilled by the great moments of emotion.
Pathetic.

Put those two guys in front of a couple of serious journalists and ask them real questions. May be the would be voters would learn something ?

After listening to Mac Cain, I had to revisit my opinion on him. Very poor.


 
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RE: R's National Convention. Who's Watching.

Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:56 pm

"I am surprised anyone spends time actually watching this practical joke on the democratic process."

Well, PJ, I would submit that one probably should before he/she could judge whether or not it's a practical joke or perhaps arrive at another conclusion, for worse or better.

Best comment only after personal observation? Or comment to feel like you are commenting? Just wondering...Jack
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