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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2970 on: May 10, 2019, 10:54:10 AM »

OF COURSE:

Trump went after Mayor Pete Buttigieg for the first time at a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida on Wednesday night, mocking the pronunciation chant used by Mayor Pete’s supporters.

Said Trump: “We got some real beauties. We got a choice between Sleepy Joe and Crazy Bernie. I’ll take any of them, let’s just pick somebody please and let’s start this thing.” “Pick somebody!” he demanded, looking into the crowd. “We have a young man, Butt-ig-ieg, boot-edge-edge, they say edge–edge,” said Trump.

“He’s got a great chance doesn’t he?” Trump asked dismissively. “He’ll be great. He’ll be great. Representing us against President Xi of China. I want to be in that room, I want to watch that one.”


On Thursday, of course, the media asked Pete what he thought about it.  His response was just, well, perfect:

“You can’t get too worried about the name calling and the games he plays. I was thinking of a Chinese proverb that goes, when the wind changes, some people build walls and some people build windmills. You gotta recognize that we need something that is completely different from what is in this White House."

He went on to say:

"The negotiations that they (this administration) are conducting, whether it’s on trade or things like North Korea, are usually just a personal high-wire act with no safety net.”
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In my opinion, Trump just raised Pete's profile quite a great deal.


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2972 on: May 10, 2019, 01:20:26 PM »
Yay! Geaux Lyle!

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2973 on: May 10, 2019, 02:55:04 PM »

Thanks, Fritz, hope your trip was dandy! Welcome back!

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« Reply #2974 on: May 10, 2019, 03:50:12 PM »
It was very nice, thank you! And at the end of the month I'll be heading to Notre Dame for my 50 year class reunion! Can hardly believe it!

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2975 on: May 10, 2019, 07:21:10 PM »
Lyle, you live in a most amazing place!! Not ONE of those Dem candidates will be in Kansas, well, MAYBE Kansas City, and I doubt Trump will make a stop here either........it's a RED STATE, he needn't worry, it'll all be his......... :'( :"> ::) ??? ;)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2976 on: May 11, 2019, 12:19:13 AM »
Paul, thanks for these article links, I just got around to reading them and found them quite interesting.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2977 on: May 13, 2019, 11:50:57 AM »
Doris Day, Screen Legend And Animal Rights Activist, Dead At 97

Doris Day has died at age 97, her foundation said Monday.

The legendary actress died at her Carmel Valley, California, home surrounded by close friends. Day “had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia,” the foundation said in a statement to The Associated Press.


https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_56670caee4b08e945ff101fe
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2978 on: May 14, 2019, 07:51:56 AM »
Lyle, thank you so much for your account, I am so happy that you got to watch his speech!

Now, if I saw Dennis Rodman behind me I think I would suffer a heart attack, you live in some fascinating place!  :laugh:

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2979 on: May 14, 2019, 10:26:50 AM »
^^^

LOL!

I'm happy it worked out as well!



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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2980 on: May 14, 2019, 11:12:19 AM »
Tim Conway, Star of The Carol Burnett Show, Dies at 85

https://people.com/tv/tim-conway-dies/

I am so sorry to hear this. He was one my most favorite comedian!  :'(
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2982 on: May 14, 2019, 11:33:19 AM »
Tim Conway, Star of The Carol Burnett Show, Dies at 85

https://people.com/tv/tim-conway-dies/

I am so sorry to hear this. He was one my most favorite comedian!  :'(

There was nothing like him and Harvey Korman working together.

But I thought Carol Burnett was the star of The Carol Burnett Show. ...  ::)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2983 on: May 14, 2019, 01:54:59 PM »

I was watching Doris Day's last TV special from 1975 last night and one of the guests was Tim Conway.   :(

The recent documentary I watched about Rose Marie conveys the info that Rose Marie discovered
Tim Conway and brought him to Hollywood.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #2984 on: May 15, 2019, 12:49:57 AM »


Australian male football (soccer) player Andy Brennan has come out as gay. He used to play for the A-league Newcastle Jets. He now plays for the semi-professional Green Gully team n Victoria. He says his family, friends, team-mates and coaches are all supportive.