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Offline websterz

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From CNN's website just now.
« on: June 17, 2011, 02:15:38 PM »
You can't make this stuff up folks... :lol:

"In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird.  Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal."
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Offline Hobby-Machinist

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 04:16:19 PM »
Never amazed what I see in politics...sigh

Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 04:24:39 PM »
That's just... wrong.  :doh:

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 04:28:38 PM »
Hi,

Must be an American thing,

'cause it don't mean much to me.

Would any one like to explain it - hate feeling left out :lol:

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Offline ieezitin

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 04:55:27 AM »
Weiner in American is another name for a hot dog and its slang for a certain part of the mans body!. the joke is in the paragraph and the play on words. there is some senator from new york state who was caught sending nude pictures  of himself on the internet and sending them to young girls he was forced to resign.

American humor.       HAppy days      Anthony.
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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 07:37:33 AM »
Anthony,

Thanks mate. I see, poor choice of words. :doh:

- Wonder if it was slightly deliberate ::)

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 08:37:22 AM »
Anthony,

Thanks mate. I see, poor choice of words. :doh:

- Wonder if it was slightly deliberate ::)

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DaveH

I am uncertain if it is POSSIBLE to have a story title that would not be considered amusing. Think about it.    Someone named Weiner sending pictures of his bits to ladies on the internet. He was married at the time of a few of these contacts. It is just too easy to read too much into ANY title.

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 12:37:22 PM »
I suppose it doesn't help that our American collegues never latched on to the fact that  the Germans and east European countries pronounce the letter 'W' as 'V'.  And the 'V' as 'F'.

That is why they can't correctly pronounce the name of their own favourite beer.

Dave. ::)

Offline dickda1

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2011, 04:46:21 PM »
Totally given up on apologizing for american political figures.  The best of us cannot be elected and the worse of us have never learned to shut up. :bang:
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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 05:55:58 PM »
Totally given up on apologizing for american political figures.  The best of us cannot be elected and the worse of us have never learned to shut up. :bang:
-Dick

Hey, we are all individuals and represent only ourself were are not mannequins (or crash test dummies) of our counties. All those expectations would brak your back. Don't feel too bad, every country has it's own idiosyncrasies and share of politicians and politics.

But here we all are madmoders.

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2011, 07:33:52 PM »
"But here we all are madmoders."

Exactly the reason I am here. 

Thanks,

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Offline Hobby-Machinist

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Re: From CNN's website just now.
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 09:48:10 AM »
I'm just here because I thought it was the bus stop.

Plus, I need a break at times from running my own forum.

In general, what people do doesn't surprise me anymore, after 53 years.

I see politicians abuse power, I see people on the internet abuse power- all the same to me.

Weiner was just that- a very aptly named guy.


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