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WharfRat
04-06-2003, 02:40 PM
I don't know who wrote this... but I'd like to shake his hand!

They call my President a "cowboy."
It used to tick me off when the Muslim detractors in the Middle East, or
the socialist detractors in Europe, Hollywood and others called our
President a cowboy, but the more I think about it, the more glad I am that
he is.

When I was a kid, cowboys were my heroes. Well, I mean the ones in the
white hats, not the black hats, who were the bad guys. There was Tom Mix,
Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Hopalong Cassidy, Red Ryder, Gene Autry, Roy
Rogers, then later Marshall Matt Dillon, and others. Personally, I think
Gene Autry could beat 'em all up, and then sing a song afterward to his
girl friend. He was my favorite.

What were common attributes of these legendary cowboys? Here are a few:

1. They were never looking for trouble.
2. But when it came, they faced it with courage.
3. They were always on the side of right.
4. They defended good people against bad people.
5. They had high morals.
6. They had good manners.
7. They were honest.
8. They spoke their minds and they spoke the truth, regardless of what
people thought or "political correctness," which no one had ever heard of
back then.
9. They were a beacon of integrity in the wild, wild West.
10. They were respected. When they walked into a saloon (where they usually
drank only sarsaparilla), the place became quiet, and the bad guys kept
their distance.
11. If in a gunfight, they could outdraw anyone. If in a fist fight, they
could beat up anyone.
12. They always won. They always got their man. In victory, they rode off
into the sunset.

Those were the days when there was such a thing as right and wrong,
something blurred in our modern world, and denied by many. Those were the
days when women were respected and treated as ladies, because they acted
like ladies.

Now as a senior citizen, I still like cowboys. They represent something
good -- something pure that America has been missing.Ronald Reagan was a
cowboy. I like Ronald Reagan, who was brave, positive, and who gave us
hope. He wore a white hat. To the consternation of his liberal critics, he
had the courage to call a spade a spade and call the former Soviet Union
what it was -- the evil empire. Liberals hated Ronald Reagan.

They also hate President Bush because he distinguishes between good and
evil He calls a spade a spade, and after 9-11 called evil "evil," without
mincing any words, to the shock of the liberal establishment. That's what
cowboys do, you know. He also told the French to "put their cards on the
table" (old West talk), which they did, exposing their cowardice and
greed. In the old West, might did not make right. Right
made right. Cowboys in white hats were always on the side of right, and
that was their might.I am glad my President is a cowboy. He will get his
man. Cowboys always do, you know.


:up:

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by WharfRat
I don't know who wrote this... but I'd like to shake his hand!

They call my President a "cowboy."
It used to tick me off when the Muslim detractors in the Middle East, or
the socialist detractors in Europe, Hollywood and others called our
President a cowboy, but the more I think about it, the more glad I am that
he is.

When I was a kid, cowboys were my heroes. Well, I mean the ones in the
white hats, not the black hats, who were the bad guys. There was Tom Mix,
Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Hopalong Cassidy, Red Ryder, Gene Autry, Roy
Rogers, then later Marshall Matt Dillon, and others. Personally, I think
Gene Autry could beat 'em all up, and then sing a song afterward to his
girl friend. He was my favorite.

What were common attributes of these legendary cowboys? Here are a few:

1. They were never looking for trouble.
2. But when it came, they faced it with courage.
3. They were always on the side of right.
4. They defended good people against bad people.
5. They had high morals.
6. They had good manners.
7. They were honest.
8. They spoke their minds and they spoke the truth, regardless of what
people thought or "political correctness," which no one had ever heard of
back then.
9. They were a beacon of integrity in the wild, wild West.
10. They were respected. When they walked into a saloon (where they usually
drank only sarsaparilla), the place became quiet, and the bad guys kept
their distance.
11. If in a gunfight, they could outdraw anyone. If in a fist fight, they
could beat up anyone.
12. They always won. They always got their man. In victory, they rode off
into the sunset.

Those were the days when there was such a thing as right and wrong,
something blurred in our modern world, and denied by many. Those were the
days when women were respected and treated as ladies, because they acted
like ladies.

Now as a senior citizen, I still like cowboys. They represent something
good -- something pure that America has been missing.Ronald Reagan was a
cowboy. I like Ronald Reagan, who was brave, positive, and who gave us
hope. He wore a white hat. To the consternation of his liberal critics, he
had the courage to call a spade a spade and call the former Soviet Union
what it was -- the evil empire. Liberals hated Ronald Reagan.

They also hate President Bush because he distinguishes between good and
evil He calls a spade a spade, and after 9-11 called evil "evil," without
mincing any words, to the shock of the liberal establishment. That's what
cowboys do, you know. He also told the French to "put their cards on the
table" (old West talk), which they did, exposing their cowardice and
greed. In the old West, might did not make right. Right
made right. Cowboys in white hats were always on the side of right, and
that was their might.I am glad my President is a cowboy. He will get his
man. Cowboys always do, you know.


:up: :up: have you noticed the polls, the presidents approval rating has gone for 66 to 91 percent!;)

iceblizzard69
04-06-2003, 07:18 PM
91 percent? I am pretty sure 91% is how many people think the war in Iraq is going well. It doesn't even have to do with being for or against the war.

Bush's approval rating is probably between 65-75%.

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
91 percent? I am pretty sure 91% is how many people think the war in Iraq is going well. It doesn't even have to do with being for or against the war.

Bush's approval rating is probably between 65-75%. they just showed it on tv, NOW BACK OFF!:yell:

themole
04-06-2003, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by WharfRat
I don't know who wrote this... but I'd like to shake his hand!

They call my President a "cowboy."
It used to tick me off when the Muslim detractors in the Middle East, or
the socialist detractors in Europe, Hollywood and others called our
President a cowboy, but the more I think about it, the more glad I am that
he is.

When I was a kid, cowboys were my heroes. Well, I mean the ones in the
white hats, not the black hats, who were the bad guys. There was Tom Mix,
Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown, Hopalong Cassidy, Red Ryder, Gene Autry, Roy
Rogers, then later Marshall Matt Dillon, and others. Personally, I think
Gene Autry could beat 'em all up, and then sing a song afterward to his
girl friend. He was my favorite.

What were common attributes of these legendary cowboys? Here are a few:

1. They were never looking for trouble.
2. But when it came, they faced it with courage.
3. They were always on the side of right.
4. They defended good people against bad people.
5. They had high morals.
6. They had good manners.
7. They were honest.
8. They spoke their minds and they spoke the truth, regardless of what
people thought or "political correctness," which no one had ever heard of
back then.
9. They were a beacon of integrity in the wild, wild West.
10. They were respected. When they walked into a saloon (where they usually
drank only sarsaparilla), the place became quiet, and the bad guys kept
their distance.
11. If in a gunfight, they could outdraw anyone. If in a fist fight, they
could beat up anyone.
12. They always won. They always got their man. In victory, they rode off
into the sunset.

Those were the days when there was such a thing as right and wrong,
something blurred in our modern world, and denied by many. Those were the
days when women were respected and treated as ladies, because they acted
like ladies.

Now as a senior citizen, I still like cowboys. They represent something
good -- something pure that America has been missing.Ronald Reagan was a
cowboy. I like Ronald Reagan, who was brave, positive, and who gave us
hope. He wore a white hat. To the consternation of his liberal critics, he
had the courage to call a spade a spade and call the former Soviet Union
what it was -- the evil empire. Liberals hated Ronald Reagan.

They also hate President Bush because he distinguishes between good and
evil He calls a spade a spade, and after 9-11 called evil "evil," without
mincing any words, to the shock of the liberal establishment. That's what
cowboys do, you know. He also told the French to "put their cards on the
table" (old West talk), which they did, exposing their cowardice and
greed. In the old West, might did not make right. Right
made right. Cowboys in white hats were always on the side of right, and
that was their might.I am glad my President is a cowboy. He will get his
man. Cowboys always do, you know.


:up:

Good thoughts Wharf... You should email this one to Foxes Neil Cavuto to use in his closing statement. It's that good!

Cowboys are good! One attribute you left out was the remarkable poise they displayed. They could fan their six guns in a roll maneuver, take on a dozen in a fist fight and NEVER lose that white hat!

Wanna know where that attitude can still be found in mass? Close your eyes and envision the red and blue presidential election map the networks display to show which state voted conservative or liberal. The red represents the values of that very same cowboy we grew up with.

BTW Gene Autry NEVER lost his hat.:lol: and boy could he sing "That lonesome cattle call".

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by themole



BTW Gene Autry NEVER lost his hat.:lol: and boy could he sing "That lonesome cattle call". gene autry, there was a guy who loved his horse and shook hands with his women!:D

themole
04-06-2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
gene autry, there was a guy who loved his horse and shook hands with his women!:D

:rofl: Dang 06..Where do you come up with this stuff?:lol: :lol: :lol:

Gene was smart. His ole mare never bitched at him and stayed in a lather. What more could a man ask for?:evil:

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
they just showed it on tv, NOW BACK OFF!:yell: :yell: this dude is always telling me what i SAID, now he's trying to tell me what i SAW!:yell:

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by themole
:rofl
Gene was smart. His ole mare never bitched at him and stayed in a lather. What more could a man ask for?:evil: gene was just in the movies before sex was allowed on the wide screen. i'd like to see some remakes of his movies now! ;)

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
91 percent? I am pretty sure 91% is how many people think the war in Iraq is going well. It doesn't even have to do with being for or against the war.

Bush's approval rating is probably between 65-75%. i thought i was seeing things, but i just asked the wife, she was watching msnbc.com and the rating was 91% FOR! protesters are losing the battle!:D

iceblizzard69
04-06-2003, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
:yell: this dude is always telling me what i SAID, now he's trying to tell me what i SAW!:yell:

Talk about an anger problem. I just find it hard to believe that 90% of this country supports Bush when the polls the other day said 70%. 90% of this country thinking the war is going well doesn't mean they support the war or support Bush. I support Bush and the war but I know that less than 90% of this nation does, 90% of this nation is a large amount, and a large amount of liberals are against it, making 90% impossible.

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
Talk about an anger problem. I just find it hard to believe that 90% of this country supports Bush when the polls the other day said 70%. 90% of this country thinking the war is going well doesn't mean they support the war or support Bush. I support Bush and the war but I know that less than 90% of this nation does, 90% of this nation is a large amount, and a large amount of liberals are against it, making 90% impossible. FOD!!!!!!!!!! :yell: :fire:

iceblizzard69
04-06-2003, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
FOD!!!!!!!!!! :yell: :fire:

:confused: What the hell does that mean?

I find it funny how everytime I say something, you just go crazy on me. All I said is that I found 90% hard to believe. Is it a big deal?

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
:confused: What the hell does that mean?

I find it funny how everytime I say something, you just go crazy on me. All I said is that I found 90% hard to believe. Is it a big deal? use your imagination, you seem to have a pretty good one, you always know exactly what people are talking about!:yell:

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
:confused:

I find it funny how everytime I say something, you just go crazy on me. All I said is that I found 90% hard to believe. Is it a big deal? do you ever agree with anybody, i lost a mod job because of you. mole and i were just fine till you butted in and put words in my mouth. yes i should have kept quiet, but enough is enough!

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
do you ever agree with anybody, i lost a mod job because of you. mole and i were just fine till you butted in and put words in my mouth. yes i should have kept quiet, but enough is enough! if i said the ocean was blue, you'd disagree with that too!:yell:

the presidents approval rating is 91%. roll it and smoke it, that way you won't forget!:tongue:

iceblizzard69
04-06-2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by dolfan06
if i said the ocean was blue, you'd disagree with that too!:yell:

the presidents approval rating is 91%. roll it and smoke it, that way you won't forget!:tongue:

No I wouldn't, you are just being ridiculous because you are trying to start a fight over something stupid.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,82357,00.html

The only thing above 90% is Bush supporters who support war.


In addition, most Americans (76 percent) approve of the way the war is being conducted, and a solid majority (69 percent) approves of the job President Bush is doing handling the situation with Iraq.


Two-thirds approve of Bush’s overall job performance, up six points since earlier in the month.

That isn't 90%.

dolfan06
04-06-2003, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by iceblizzard69
No I wouldn't, you are just being ridiculous because you are trying to start a fight over something stupid.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,82357,00.html

The only thing above 90% is Bush supporters who support war.





That isn't 90%. just forget it!:rolleyes:

Sniper
04-06-2003, 11:40 PM
Zogby (www.zogby.com) seems to be a decent source for polling data. I know the networks put a lot of credence in their polls. On 3/25 Bush's approval rating was 57%. (This is a far cry from his Daddy's 91% approval rating during the first Gulf War.)

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

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Barbarian
04-07-2003, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by Sniper
Zogby (www.zogby.com) seems to be a decent source for polling data. I know the networks put a lot of credence in their polls. On 3/25 Bush's approval rating was 57%. (This is a far cry from his Daddy's 91% approval rating during the first Gulf War.)


Notice, the 91% for Bush Sr... the same number that Jr supposedly has... maybe they actually said that president bush had a 91% rating and that they were really refering to Bush Sr.?

I dunno, I didn't see the reports, but it makes sence, that might have happened.

dolfan06
04-07-2003, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by Barbarian
Notice, the 91% for Bush Sr... the same number that Jr supposedly has... maybe they actually said that president bush had a 91% rating and that they were really refering to Bush Sr.?

I dunno, I didn't see the reports, but it makes sence, that might have happened. nope, they said the approval rating of the way bush was handling the war was 91%. this george bush!:cool:

PhinPhan1227
04-07-2003, 09:27 AM
I can see 91% approval for Bush's handling of the war....but that's also not the same thing as a 91% approval rating for GW.

themole
04-07-2003, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by PhinPhan1227
I can see 91% approval for Bush's handling of the war....but that's also not the same thing as a 91% approval rating for GW.

These polls are all over the place on this. Before I went to bed last night @ 11:30 Fox reported W @ 80% approval on the war.

The one poll I would be a little reluctant to trust on this one issue is the Zogby. It has been reported that Mr. Zogby is a major contributor to the Arab League.

I watch Fox for "fair and balanced" and MSNBC for the "left leaning" other point of view. So I know it was one of those two that reported that.:lol:

WharfRat
04-07-2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by dolfan06
do you ever agree with anybody, i lost a mod job because of you. mole and i were just fine till you butted in and put words in my mouth. yes i should have kept quiet, but enough is enough!

06 ... don't turn this thread into your personal b!tch session with Ice ... Please.

the topic of the thread is not about tit for tat bullcrap.
Calm down...stop yelling... and take your beef with Ice out of my thread before it has to be moved to the smack forum... which is not the place I wanted to see it when I posted it.

iceblizzard69
04-07-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by themole
These polls are all over the place on this. Before I went to bed last night @ 11:30 Fox reported W @ 80% approval on the war.

The one poll I would be a little reluctant to trust on this one issue is the Zogby. It has been reported that Mr. Zogby is a major contributor to the Arab League.

I watch Fox for "fair and balanced" and MSNBC for the "left leaning" other point of view. So I know it was one of those two that reported that.:lol:

I wouldn't say Fox is fair and balanced like they claim. They lean to the right, not that I have a problem with that, I don't really watch news but if I am going to I will watch FOX. They have the best war coverage.

MaxPower
04-10-2003, 07:17 PM
I thought this thread was about cowboys?:D

It's probably wrong for people to try & criticize GWB by calling him a cowboy. He's more Al Capone-like....

1. Has his own army.
2. Wasn't elected "boss", but got there anyway.
3. See's something he wants (oil) & takes it. His friends get rich along the way.
4. Those that pay "protection" are fine, but if you don't those loyal to the boss will take their business elsewhere...(had any Freedom Fries lately?)
5. Associates with other gangsters
6. Has shady, yet "legitimate" business dealings.
7. Has an "enforcer" (Ashcroft) to do the dirty work.

...and cowboys probably would turn their back if it wasn't a fair fight.

Not that I ever thought he was actually cowboy-like: http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0330-03.htm

"It's worth recalling that the cowboy of the myth wasn't trigger happy and he wasn't a dominator. He carried a gun to protect himself and his cattle — cattle that didn't even belong to him. His mission was their safe passage, and by extension, the safe passage of the civilizing society to follow. And his honor was grounded on his civilized refusal to fire first."

Just my 2 cents...

PhinPhan1227
04-11-2003, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by MaxPower
I thought this thread was about cowboys?:D

It's probably wrong for people to try & criticize GWB by calling him a cowboy. He's more Al Capone-like....

1. Has his own army.
2. Wasn't elected "boss", but got there anyway.
3. See's something he wants (oil) & takes it. His friends get rich along the way.
4. Those that pay "protection" are fine, but if you don't those loyal to the boss will take their business elsewhere...(had any Freedom Fries lately?)
5. Associates with other gangsters
6. Has shady, yet "legitimate" business dealings.
7. Has an "enforcer" (Ashcroft) to do the dirty work.

...and cowboys probably would turn their back if it wasn't a fair fight.

Not that I ever thought he was actually cowboy-like: http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0330-03.htm

"It's worth recalling that the cowboy of the myth wasn't trigger happy and he wasn't a dominator. He carried a gun to protect himself and his cattle — cattle that didn't even belong to him. His mission was their safe passage, and by extension, the safe passage of the civilizing society to follow. And his honor was grounded on his civilized refusal to fire first."

Just my 2 cents...

Well, your first 7 points describe every President since Washington(none of our Presidents were elected by the people, they were all elected by the EC). And your last section certainly describes Bush in my opinion. Bush has used his gun(Go Army), to protect his citizens, none of which belong to him. His mission is to bring America back to prosperity, and to keep it's citizens safe(unlike a real cowboy, he isn't keeping us safe just to lead us to a slaughterhouse). And lastly, Saddam fired first 12 years ago. Our honor is grounded in the fact that we gave him 11 years more than we should have before firing back.

dolfan06
04-11-2003, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by WharfRat
06 ... don't turn this thread into your personal b!tch session with Ice ... Please.

the last post i made to ice was "forget it", and i mean that!:mad:

Chauncey
04-12-2003, 08:52 AM
Does anyone know any good pollish jokes ?

dolfan06
04-12-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Chauncey
Does anyone know any good pollish jokes ? i know several, but i ain't gonna use em on here for obvious reasons, a person in question will all of a sudden have a relative that has changed nationalities or something and find the joke completely out of line!:rolleyes:

PhinPhan1227
04-14-2003, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Chauncey
Does anyone know any good pollish jokes ?


The Polish people have sent a letter of thanks to France for single handedly wiping away the image of the Polish people as idiots. They've taken all the Polish jokes and transformed into French jokes.

dolfan06
04-14-2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by PhinPhan1227
The Polish people have sent a letter of thanks to France for single handedly wiping away the image of the Polish people as idiots. They've taken all the Polish jokes and transformed into French jokes. :lol:

themole
04-15-2003, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Chauncey
Does anyone know any good pollish jokes ?

You!!!:evil:

PhinPhan1227
04-15-2003, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by Chauncey
Does anyone know any good pollish jokes ?


Lol..."Pollish" with two l's.....:rolleyes: Open mouth...insert foot...:D

themole
04-15-2003, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by PhinPhan1227
Lol..."Pollish" with two l's.....:rolleyes: Open mouth...insert foot...:D

What would you expect....coming from a frenchman? French..man...now theres an oxymoron.:D

LeftCoastPhin
04-15-2003, 02:43 PM
If I may, offer a quote from one of my favorite movies:

Glen: Hey HI, why does it take 3 pollacks to change a light bulb?

HI: (looking not amused and bored) I don't know Glen, why?

Glen: Cause they're so darn stupid! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

HI: (has blank stare on face) That's a good one Glen

Glen: You damn right it's a good one, dont you get it? Cause they're stupid.

HI: No, Glen, I sure don't.


LMAO, I love that movie. Who can name it?

BTW, I finally saw Canadien BAcon last night, thought it was funny.

You better release her pronto, or we'll blow up Toronto! :lol:

dolfan06
04-16-2003, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by themole
You!!!:evil: now thats funny!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

t2thejz
04-17-2003, 07:13 PM
back to the subject yeeeee haaaw:m83: great article