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How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: x-uri
Date: December 14, 2005 03:16PM
[americablog.blogspot.com]

Newsmax (who don't need their google profile raised with any linkage), by way of Americablog:

"Fox News Sunday" anchorman Chris Wallace says father Mike Wallace has "lost it" - after the legendary CBS newsman told the Boston Globe last week that the fact George Bush had been elected president shows America is "[expletive]-up."

"He's lost it. The man has lost it. What can I say," the younger Wallace lamented to WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr on Friday.

"He's 87-years old and things have set in," the Fox anchor continued. "I mean, we're going to have a competence hearing pretty soon."

Wallace Jr. quickly dispelled any notion that he was joking. When Carr suggested that his comments were likely to be covered by NewsMax, he responded: "You know what? Fine. Go ahead. Call them. That's fine. I'll stand by that."

Returning to the topic of his father's competence, Wallace Jr. explained: "He's checked out. I don't understand it," beyond the fact that Wallace Sr. has "problems with the war."

"I don't know why he said what he said," he added.

On Thursday, the elder Wallace told the Boston Globe that if he had the chance to interview President Bush, he'd ask:

"What in the world prepared you to be the commander in chief of the largest superpower in the world? In your background, Mr. President, you apparently were incurious. You didn't want to travel. You knew very little about the military. . . . The governor of Texas doesn't have the kind of power that some governors have. . . . Why do you think they nominated you? . . . Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that the country is so [expletive] up?"


Now we know how the boy ended up on Fox. He's a vicious cretin in real life, too.



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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: hwystar
Date: December 14, 2005 03:49PM
I think Chris is obviously the one who needs his "competency" determined.


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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: December 14, 2005 04:28PM
I think his dad could still take him in a cage match.
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: December 14, 2005 04:46PM
Sounds like dad is on the ball to me and JR drank the kool-aid.
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: December 14, 2005 07:12PM
I was behind Chris once and accidentally followed him to Reagan's Limo - where a secret service guy and his UZI persuaded my friend and I to turn around.
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: malfunction
Date: December 14, 2005 07:49PM
Surprise to you that the FoxNews group would sell out their own dads?
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: RgrF
Date: December 15, 2005 03:20AM
Where's the FerdBot when Fox needs him?
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: Marcos Malo
Date: December 15, 2005 03:25AM
Maybe Wallace is losing it.

Doesn't make it right for his son to rip on him in public, however. That's pretty bad.



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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: RgrF
Date: December 15, 2005 03:39AM
Marcos Malo Wrote:
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> Maybe Wallace is losing it.
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> Doesn't make it right for his son to rip on him in
> public, however. That's pretty bad.

Forget the Shakespearian son supplanting the father thing, what in Wallace Seniors statement made you think he was losing anything except his willingness to kowtow to power.

Funny thing about older folks, they often lose the ability to deceive and the want to lie. Look at the kid. He's got problems.


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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: incognegro
Date: December 15, 2005 09:46AM
i wonder how Shrub would answer those questions, no matter the alleged mental state of the person asking them. they are good questions.



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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: spearmint
Date: December 15, 2005 01:52PM
x-url when you finish your freshman year and figure out coginitive dissonance, give us a call.
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: hwystar
Date: December 15, 2005 02:15PM
It is notable how peoples' opinions and their willingness to express them change when they don't have to be beholden to anyone anymore.

Watch "The Fog of War" and note how Robert MacNamara's opinions changed over the years, from when he was one of the biggest hawks during the VN conflict, to what he has to say now with the wisdom and experience of years. He has made a great about face over the decades.

So, between the two Wallaces, who do you think has a job to protect, and who is speaking their mind truthfully?


spearmint Wrote:
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> x-url when you finish your freshman year and
> figure out coginitive dissonance, give us a call.


Don't worry, 'Minty, if we need to learn about cognitive dissonance, you'll be the first one we look to for a great example.



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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: spearmint
Date: December 15, 2005 03:52PM
Cognitive Dissonance. Folks you do not have a clue.




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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: Spock
Date: December 15, 2005 06:14PM
spearmint Wrote:
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> Cognitive Dissonance. Folks you do not have a clue.
>

[en.wikipedia.org]

Opponents of this hypothesis contend that relations between cognitions can be irrelevant or not present, and cite the apparent ability of many human beings to reconcile mutually exclusive or contradictory beliefs with no apparent stress.

Minty, how long have you been suffering from Shakeman syndrome?









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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: RgrF
Date: December 15, 2005 09:26PM
Minty rarely suffers from anything, those around him however . . . . .;)
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: spearmint
Date: December 15, 2005 10:03PM
I can safely say re Cognitive Dissonance you are all wrong. Mint is for once right. You have not a clue.
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Re: How sharper than a serpent's tooth
Posted by: x-uri
Date: December 16, 2005 12:41AM
okay. would you care to elaborate?

are you contesting the diagnosis?

are you saying that i misunderstood the meaning of the term?

are you disputing the validity of cognitive theory?

and what does any of this have to do with Chris Wallace being a dick?



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