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If the members of the Bush Junta are going to be tried for war crimes, shouldn't some of the media personalities, who added their enthusiasm to the Bush effort to trample American ideals, also be put on trial, just as many French were after the United States liberated that occupied country in World War II?

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Do you think Dennis Miller would like to put a proponent of that suggestion on his radio program?- If not, why not?- Doesn't he always say he likes to air both sides of an issue and then endorse the conservative viewpoint?

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Recently Miller suggested that the United States should refrain from giving any reasons for starting new wars.- At least Hitler had the decency to offer a fraudulent excuse for invading Poland.- Why waste time on phony excuses, eh, Dennis?- Is that the Genghis Khan approach to spin?

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These Sunday morning clowns should be given a nice shiny unused Japanese hari-kari sword and a contract to appear on a new and extremely gruesome reality TV show for "journalist" who have betrayed the principles of journalism, helped deceive rather than inform their country's citizens, and made a mockery of the founding fathers high regard for a free press and the Constitution.- Just think of the ratings!- What's not to like about that suggestion?

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This column's closing quote has to be the most famous line from the movie "Network" "I want you to get up right now and go to the window . . . and yell:- 'I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!'"-

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In an effort to be "fair and balanced" the disk jockey will, for members of the Republican talking point bucket brigade, play Tammy Wynett's "Stand by your man" and for the people who remember that Edward R. Murrow risked his career to fight a bully, will play the best Bush song (done by Johnny Cash) ever, "God's gonna cut you down."

It's time for us to say Sayonara.- Have a week full of real patriotic moments like the one when Ricky Blaine told the band's conductor to play the Marseillaise (belated Happy Bastille Day.)---

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)
 

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