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Pretzel Alert: GWB falls off bike.

Postby PeterD » Sun May 23, 2004 4:30 am

George W. Bush falls off bike Saturday afternoon...suffers abrasions to his face, right hand and both knees. :(

Told about Bush's mishap, John Kerry replied, "Did the training wheels fall off?"

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Postby benissimus » Sun May 23, 2004 4:44 am

Is that story really true or just wishful thinking on your part?
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Postby PeterD » Sun May 23, 2004 4:52 am

benissimus wrote:Is that story really true or just wishful thinking on your part?


Would I make such a story up? :wink:

It's true. I Got the story from the AP news wire services; you can also read about it at http://www.drudgereport.com
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Postby xon » Sun May 23, 2004 10:55 pm

but it was Kerry who recently fell off a snowboard several times and conveniently blamed at least one of them on a "f****** bastard" secret serviceman who was apparently in the way.

and let us not forget Kerry's own bike accident: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/pre ... le?mode=PF

it seems we are experiencing a "cycle" of clumsiness on both sides of the presidential race

Edited word above. I understand you're just quoting above, but let's try to keep the language clean here. We have impressionable adults reading this forum. :wink: -Mariek
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Postby JuliaP » Sun May 23, 2004 11:33 pm

However, only one of these two candidates has managed to fall off a self-balancing scooter.
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Postby Kasper » Mon May 24, 2004 12:23 am

And in America this is considered politics?
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“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Postby Timothy » Mon May 24, 2004 12:46 am

Kasper wrote:And in America this is considered politics?


When did the phrase "the Gods have feet of clay" get coined?

Maybe it was from Al Gore. :wink:

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Postby PeterD » Mon May 24, 2004 3:15 am

Timothy wrote:When did the phrase "the Gods have feet of clay" get coined?


"...and hearts of stone."

It may have been Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
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Postby MDS » Mon May 24, 2004 3:27 am

lol quite the thread PeterD! And to think...Canadians find sponsership scandels equally amusing! Just imagine...without politics what would people debate so vigorously?
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Postby PeterD » Mon May 24, 2004 3:39 am

MDS wrote:lol quite the thread PeterD! And to think...Canadians find sponsership scandels equally amusing! Just imagine...without politics what would people debate so vigorously?


Indeed!

[face=SPIonic]o( a)/nqrwpoj politiko\n zw=|on[/face].
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Postby solitario » Mon May 24, 2004 3:42 am

I don't know about the Kerry response. Even if that is what a good percentage of my fellow citizens thought.
I just saw him on the t.v. and he has this huge patch of makeup on his chin! Now he's gonna make a speech tomorrow night. That should be funny. :wink:
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Postby Eureka » Mon May 24, 2004 10:42 am

PeterD wrote:[face=SPIonic]o( a)/nqrwpoj politiko\n zw=|on[/face].
This is outside of the topic of this thread; but don't you need a verb?
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Postby PeterD » Mon May 24, 2004 4:13 pm

Eureka wrote:
PeterD wrote:[face=SPIonic]o( a)/nqrwpoj politiko\n zw=|on[/face].
This is outside of the topic of this thread; but don't you need a verb?


Hi Eureka,

In a Greek sentence, as in an English sentence, when the verb is a stative verb (e.g., [face=SPIonic]ei)mi/, gi/gnomai[/face], etc.), the subject complement (i.e., predicate noun or adjective) is in the nominative case. In Greek, the stative verb may be expressed, or it may be implicit though unexpressed. For example,

[face=SPIonic]o([/face] George W. Bush [face=SPIonic]mw=ro/j e)stin[/face].

[face=SPIonic]o([/face] George W. Bush [face=SPIonic]mw=roj[/face].

Take care.

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Postby Eureka » Tue May 25, 2004 7:11 am

PeterD wrote:Hi Eureka,

In a Greek sentence, as in an English sentence, when the verb is a stative verb (e.g., [face=SPIonic]ei)mi/, gi/gnomai[/face], etc.), the subject complement (i.e., predicate noun or adjective) is in the nominative case. In Greek, the stative verb may be expressed, or it may be implicit though unexpressed. For example,

[face=SPIonic]o([/face] George W. Bush [face=SPIonic]mw=ro/j e)stin[/face].

[face=SPIonic]o([/face] George W. Bush [face=SPIonic]mw=roj[/face].

Take care.

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[face=SPIonic]tou~t 9a9gaqo/n.[/face] :)
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