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  • Andrew_Swallow
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    Originally posted by Capt.Montoya
    Not to mention that the rest of the world has Presidents (and former presidents) that might have died too, but didn't.
    Like the ex-president of Iraq.

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  • Capt.Montoya
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    tought-out titles need no edition

    Originally posted by OmahaStar
    I'm surprised you would even assume this was about the current President. There are five men to whom this would also apply - either of the Bushes, Clinton, Carter, and Ford. They are all equally Mr. President. Though some can't seem to grasp this concept. It makes me wonder whether they actually studied their American History.
    The rest of the world uses the titles ex-president or "former president" for people like Ford, Bush Sr., Carter and Clinton, to keep calling people out of office "president" might be a uniquely American tradition...
    Not to mention that the rest of the world has Presidents (and former presidents) that might have died too, but didn't.
    And obviously this board gets people from all over the world (for whom you don't even need to wonder if they studied their American history, they didn't need to).

    About Ford all I can say is the same I say for other deceased old people I don't know: may he rest in peace.

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  • JohnFourtyTwo
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    Originally posted by Lunan
    actully i'm serious. he wasn't ellected he held office for only a few months right? he had watergate aftermath to deal with, and at 93 he hardly died befre his time, there was nothing special i know of about this pres
    According to the official White House biography of President Ford, he was President of the United States for about two and a half years (August 1974 - January 1977). He was the first Vice President selected by the 25th Amendment and the only President who never ran for President.

    On a different but almost similar note, Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and John Quincy Adams in 1824 were selected by The House of Representatives because the electoral votes were evenly divided.

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  • Karachi Vyce
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo
    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/96/96dbrokaw.phtml

    Read the above. Get the Best of Dana Carvey SNL DVD. One of the best SNL sketches ever. Ever. The concept is that Brokaw pre-taped months of news so that he could take long vacations. The producers would have him cover all sorts of possible future news stories.
    I'll do you one better. Why not go watch it.

    And I have had dreams about Kimberly's mouth.
    How can you not? The bigger the mouth, the more she can fit in it. Wink wink, hudda la hudda la.

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  • WorkerCaste
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    Originally posted by Lunan
    as someone born in the 80's is there some reason i should care?
    It's a time honored tradition to note the passing of celebrities, and presidents pretty much all qualify. Should you care? Dunno. But most people would at least find it news of note.

    If nothing else, all US tax payers get to save a little bit on the Secret Service services no longer required and pay a little more for memorial services.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    I thought you meant that you didn't care about SNL. Phew...

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  • Radhil
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    Originally posted by Lunan
    as someone born in the 80's is there some reason i should care?
    You're not still living there, are you?

    from my point of view its much more important that james brown died and no one here is talking about that
    New thread button is on the upper left. And that was crappy news too.

    I mean, seriously, you don't care, fine, it's just puzzling that you care enough to post that you don't care...
    Last edited by Radhil; 12-27-2006, 11:05 PM.

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  • Lunan
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo
    k ban plz..........
    actully i'm serious. he wasn't ellected he held office for only a few months right? he had watergate aftermath to deal with, and at 93 he hardly died befre his time, there was nothing special i know of about this pres

    ok maybe it wasn't phrased diplomaticly but i'm blunt
    from my point of view its much more important that james brown died and no one here is talking about that

    the man was 93 he had kids and grand kids. people die, its part of life is there some reason i should care about this death? as far as i can tell he was one of the least important pres of all time (maybe with the exception of taft) i mean most people don't even know who he was (me included)
    Last edited by Lunan; 12-27-2006, 09:14 PM.

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  • Dr Maturin
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    k ban plz..........

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  • Lunan
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    as someone born in the 80's is there some reason i should care?

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  • Dr Maturin
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    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/96/96dbrokaw.phtml

    Read the above. Get the Best of Dana Carvey SNL DVD. One of the best SNL sketches ever. Ever. The concept is that Brokaw pre-taped months of news so that he could take long vacations. The producers would have him cover all sorts of possible future news stories.

    And my Newsom comment came from what somebody (probably colonyearth) saying that Newsom was like Sheridan for breaking SF away from the US by allowing gay marriage.

    And I have had dreams about Kimberly's mouth.

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  • AaronB
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    Originally posted by Karachi Vyce
    3. Yes, we understand this, but you definitely understand that 99.99% of the time when someone in the news is talking about "the President", they mean the one in there now. Not, say, John Quincy Adams.
    John Quincy Adams is dead?! When did this happen?

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  • Karachi Vyce
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    Originally posted by OmahaStar
    1. Senselessly? The man had not been well the last year, at least. He was also advanced in his years, at age 93. He lived a long, long life. Good for him.

    2. I have no idea who Gavin Newsom is. What book/tv show is he from?

    3. I'm surprised you would even assume this was about the current President. There are five men to whom this would also apply - either of the Bushes, Clinton, Carter, and Ford. They are all equally Mr. President. Though some can't seem to grasp this concept. It makes me wonder whether they actually studied their American History.
    1. You don't get the bit. Google my eaten by wolves line from above.

    2. Gavin Newsom = liberal douche (technically Green but that usually equals the same thing) mayor of San Fran. The only good thing he's done in life is divorce news babe Kimberley Guilfoyle. I love that big Joker smile of hers.

    3. Yes, we understand this, but you definitely understand that 99.99% of the time when someone in the news is talking about "the President", they mean the one in there now. Not, say, John Quincy Adams.

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  • Karachi Vyce
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo
    Former President Gerald Ford died today...senselessly at the age of ninety-three.

    Don't worry about Bush, OmahaStar...Gavin Newsom will team up with powerful and ancient extraterrestrials and stage a coup to remove him from office.
    President Ford is dead.....eaten by wolves. He was delicious.

    Yeah, I stole that.

    But silly, LIM. That Newsom E.T. stuff is just silly. Everyone knows that Bush is really part of the secret, evil Draconian bloodline who has enslaved the human race. All praise be to the Illuminati! The Great Eye sees all!

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  • OmahaStar
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    Originally posted by LessonInMachismo
    Former President Gerald Ford died today...senselessly at the age of ninety-three.

    Don't worry about Bush, OmahaStar...Gavin Newsom will team up with powerful and ancient extraterrestrials and stage a coup to remove him from office.
    Senselessly? The man had not been well the last year, at least. He was also advanced in his years, at age 93. He lived a long, long life. Good for him.

    I have no idea who Gavin Newsom is. What book/tv show is he from?

    I'm surprised you would even assume this was about the current President. There are five men to whom this would also apply - either of the Bushes, Clinton, Carter, and Ford. They are all equally Mr. President. Though some can't seem to grasp this concept. It makes me wonder whether they actually studied their American History.

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