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12 minutes ago, Shadow said:

With the courage to make the hard choices no matter how unpopular they may be.

“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!”

That’s power . I’d do that with peas

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13 hours ago, Robin Evans said:

George Bush the elder.

I remember him and Barbara moving in across the street from the Simpsons but that's about it.


Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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He voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act (he knew he was doing the wrong thing morally but it was right politically).

He allowed the Willie Horton ads to be unleashed in 1988.

So there were some seriously wrong turns in his career. 

But Politico has a nice summary of his whimsical writings which give an insight into Bush the human being. Flawed yes but apparently aware of his flaws. And surprisingly empathetic, romantic and honest.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-death-presidency-life-legacy-1037038

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22 minutes ago, M j M said:

He voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act (he knew he was doing the wrong thing morally but it was right politically).

He allowed the Willie Horton ads to be unleashed in 1988.

So there were some seriously wrong turns in his career. 

But Politico has a nice summary of his whimsical writings which give an insight into Bush the human being. Flawed yes but apparently aware of his flaws. And surprisingly empathetic, romantic and honest.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-death-presidency-life-legacy-1037038

Well, he certainly wasn't a saint. You don't get to be head of the CIA without a certain lack of scruples.

But I'd have him as president in heartbeat, ahead of that fellow Republican who is currently resident in the White House.

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7 hours ago, Futtocks said:

But I'd have him as president in heartbeat, ahead of that fellow Republican who is currently resident in the White House.

Similar amount of brain activity.


         SL Steve Prescott Man of Steel 2016 - Danny Houghton  SL Top Gun 2016/2017 - Marc Sneyd (83%/89% goal success)

         SL Hit Man 2016/2017 - Danny Houghton (1,289/1,123 tackles)  SL Club of the Year 2016 - Hull FC

         SL Coach of the Year 2016 - Lee Radford   RL Challenge Cup Winners 2016/2017 - Hull FC

 

                                                                      All in all, not a bad couple of years, I suppose...

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On 12/1/2018 at 10:27 PM, M j M said:

He voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act (he knew he was doing the wrong thing morally but it was right politically).

He allowed the Willie Horton ads to be unleashed in 1988.

So there were some seriously wrong turns in his career. 

But Politico has a nice summary of his whimsical writings which give an insight into Bush the human being. Flawed yes but apparently aware of his flaws. And surprisingly empathetic, romantic and honest.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-death-presidency-life-legacy-1037038

An interesting article.

Here's a piece about the loss of his three-year-old daughter to leukaemia, which is deeply moving and says something about what motivated him after that terrible event.

 

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bill webster from corrie 78- real name peter armitage


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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17 minutes ago, graveyard johnny said:

bill webster from corrie 78- real name peter armitage

I'll always remember him for this:

 

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Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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3 minutes ago, Ullman said:

I'll always remember him for this:

 

he could have got him a helmet though as well, that advert would be banned today 


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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18 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Most people will only know one song, but damn what a song!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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1 hour ago, Futtocks said:

Did some roadie/security work for the Buzzcocks back in the day, totally nice guys all of them, spoke to Pete about three months ago 

Totally gutted ?

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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Most people will only know one song, but damn what a song!

If people only know one Buzzcocks song, they're missing out big time. Absolutely loads of total gems.

What Do I Get is one of my favourite singles by anyone. Love these guys, RIP Pete.

PS he was a Leyther too.

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6 hours ago, Johnoco said:

If people only know one Buzzcocks song, they're missing out big time. Absolutely loads of total gems.

A little note of pleasure about such grim news this morning was the Radio 3 news guy reading out a few of their song titles.

But stopping before he got to Orgasm Addict.

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Roger, the World's buffest kangaroo, has died, at the age of 12. Possibly due to long-term steroid abuse.

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R.I.P. Roger, just the sort of mate you would want around town with you on a Saturday night, leaves 12 wives behind and about 40 Joey's, probably had a good time it seems.

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