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    trombettista_vecchio

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    Another Fallen Hero

    Post  trombettista_vecchio on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:05 pm

    Hugo Chavez, beloved liberator of Venezuela, died of cancer today. He was only fifty-eight years old.

    I am not a hero worshiper by nature, but here is a man I looked upon as a hero. May the good people of Venezuela find piece and prosperity in the years to come.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jt1135 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:55 pm

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jt1135 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:35 pm

    Found an interesting article. Like the quote one of the commenters made. "Behind every great evil was a promise of Utopia. But we forget Utopia was built on the back of slaves chained in gold."

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100205533/hugo-chavez-dies-socialists-might-see-him-as-a-saint-but-this-charismatic-conman-was-no-angel/
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Mongrel on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:13 am

    Alas. Despite all the best medical care available for the treatment of such a malady. Of anywhere in the World. Cuba. Must have been God's Will. All righty then. Now the damn gas better go down below three bucks a gallon.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  trombettista_vecchio on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:15 pm

    Obviously, this place is a den of fascist cretins, just like Golf Review.

    I was just mourning a fallen hero, not initiating a political discussion, and rather than choosing between offering condolences and keeping your mouths shut, you had to contribute bullshit instead.

    Whoever it was that said, "If you want a friend, get a dog" was right on the money. FD just started more of the same, I guess.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jt1135 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:31 pm

    trombettista_vecchio wrote:Obviously, this place is a den of fascist cretins, just like Golf Review.

    I was just mourning a fallen hero, not initiating a political discussion, and rather than choosing between offering condolences and keeping your mouths shut, you had to contribute bullshit instead.

    Whoever it was that said, "If you want a friend, get a dog" was right on the money. FD just started more of the same, I guess.

    It was the term "fallen hero" that did it.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:19 pm

    trombettista_vecchio wrote:Obviously, this place is a den of fascist cretins, just like Golf Review.

    I was just mourning a fallen hero, not initiating a political discussion, and rather than choosing between offering condolences and keeping your mouths shut, you had to contribute bullshit instead.

    Whoever it was that said, "If you want a friend, get a dog" was right on the money. FD just started more of the same, I guess.

    So 'facist cretins' basically means anybody that doesn't agree with your idealized view of the world?
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  trombettista_vecchio on Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:36 am

    Kiwigolfer wrote: So 'facist cretins' basically means anybody that doesn't agree with your idealized view of the world?

    I didn't let you chew on "fascist cretins" until you decided to quibble with "fallen hero."

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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jt1135 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:21 am

    Chavez is going to be buried in a glass case just like all the great heros of the world. Mao, Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, and the Kims, father and son from North Korea. HHMMM, what do all those notable leaders have in common? Personality cults, corruption and the deaths of countless people. Yep, a real hero alright.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Mongrel on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:13 am

    Forgot to include Yessir Assahat. What they all have in common with the possible exception of Uncle Ho is that they looted their respective treasuries and bribed their ways to become very wealthy men. Perhaps some of them were ushered into Dirt-Napdom sooner than Nature would have provided. The Russians with their Polonium 210 protocol proved that no one is really immune.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jetdriver on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:38 pm

    Chavez, hero?... perhaps in the janitorial profession...right next to the turd cleanser.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  trombettista_vecchio on Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:05 am

    Probably another reason for my tirng of golf....

    fifty-plus years of proximity with wingnut crackers.

    Although in this case, my instincts tell me to think Fulgencio Battista/Marco Rubio lover from Florida. Just a feeling.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  FamousDavis on Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:08 am

    Hugo Chavez. They make great tequila.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Mongrel on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:25 am

    But when I'm drinking, I prefer Maggie Thatcher Dry Gin. Two shots of Iron Lady's gonna kick yo butt, mate.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:03 pm

    Mongrel wrote:But when I'm drinking, I prefer Maggie Thatcher Dry Gin. Two shots of Iron Lady's gonna kick yo butt, mate.

    I see the Iron Lady has passed away.

    Now there's a REAL fallen hero.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Mongrel on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:34 pm

    Kiwigolfer wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:But when I'm drinking, I prefer Maggie Thatcher Dry Gin. Two shots of Iron Lady's gonna kick yo butt, mate.

    I see the Iron Lady has passed away.

    Now there's a REAL fallen hero.

    Amen to that brother. When she and Ronnie double-teamed the Commie Bastards, they were running away with their tales between their legs.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jt1135 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:47 pm

    One of the few women with balls.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jmtbkr on Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:07 pm

    Mongrel wrote:
    Kiwigolfer wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:But when I'm drinking, I prefer Maggie Thatcher Dry Gin. Two shots of Iron Lady's gonna kick yo butt, mate.

    I see the Iron Lady has passed away.

    Now there's a REAL fallen hero.

    Amen to that brother. When she and Ronnie double-teamed the Commie Bastards, they were running away with their tales between their legs.

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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  FamousDavis on Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:46 pm

    I think Thatcher had Reagan's eye.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  trombettista_vecchio on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:54 pm

    Kiwigolfer wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:But when I'm drinking, I prefer Maggie Thatcher Dry Gin. Two shots of Iron Lady's gonna kick yo butt, mate.

    I see the Iron Lady has passed away.

    Now there's a REAL fallen hero.

    I seriously disliked both Reagan and Thatcher. People of different mindsets have different heroes, obviously.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Mongrel on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:04 pm

    Any human elected by a vote of other humans does not qualify for hero status in my book no matter what the qualifications or accomplishments. Unless that human races into a burning building to save people or something like that.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:39 pm

    trombettista_vecchio wrote:
    Kiwigolfer wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:But when I'm drinking, I prefer Maggie Thatcher Dry Gin. Two shots of Iron Lady's gonna kick yo butt, mate.

    I see the Iron Lady has passed away.

    Now there's a REAL fallen hero.

    I seriously disliked both Reagan and Thatcher. People of different mindsets have different heroes, obviously.

    Well Thatcher smashed the Trade Unions in Britain that were previously holding the country to ransom and made the country productive again so it stands to reason that you would seriously dislike her.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jmtbkr on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:48 pm

    Annette Funicello.

    Hero to some and girlfriend of most young boys, back in the day cheers
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  jt1135 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:20 am

    The way the word hero gets tossed around these days is absolutely ridiculous. I would say my folk's dog is a hero for not crapping on the floor for over a year.
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    Re: Another Fallen Hero

    Post  Mongrel on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:47 am

    jmtbkr wrote:Annette Funicello.

    Hero to some and girlfriend of most young boys, back in the day cheers

    M I C K E Y, M O U S E. RIP Annette. Did I ever want to f*ck your lights out when I was 10 years old. However, techically Annette would be a heroine instead of hero. As opposed to its homophone "heroin" which is nicely used when almost pure and white and dribbled down a filtered cigarette that, when smoked, leaves almost no telltales for others and produces an exquisite soothing buzz lasting quite awhile. As learned in Hong Kong circa 1970.

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