Discussion:
Felt Did It WRONG !
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Nixon, D.
2005-06-02 23:03:34 UTC
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Mark Felt is a traitor, a leaker of State Secrets, and the old fool ought to
be hung from the streetlight in front of the FBI Building even if he is 91
years of age. There are well defined and proper channels for uncovering
illegal actions within our Federal Goverment and those channels do NOT
include spilling your guts to a couple of snot-nosed cub reporters and that
old fruit Bradley at the Washington Post!

At the very least he should be under a court order preventing him, or his
family, from any monetary benefits that might accrue from this latest crap
about "Deep Throat"........

McDave
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Mike L
2005-06-03 01:04:42 UTC
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Post by Nixon, D.
Mark Felt is a traitor, a leaker of State Secrets, and the old fool
ought to be hung from the streetlight in front of the FBI Building
even if he is 91 years of age. There are well defined and proper
channels for uncovering illegal actions within our Federal Goverment
and those channels do NOT include spilling your guts to a couple of
snot-nosed cub reporters and that old fruit Bradley at the Washington
Post!
At the very least he should be under a court order preventing him, or
his family, from any monetary benefits that might accrue from this
latest crap about "Deep Throat"........
McDave
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You are probably jumping the gun. We don't really know that he didn't
traverse the best channels he could under the circumstances. I am sure
the first "proper" channel was to pass this by No. 1 (which he may very
well have done); Going after your boss' boss without his blessing is
kind of deep territory. (or maybe even your own boss*)

The leak may have either been his next "best" channel or may have been
under the actual direction of No 1*. After all, No. 1's (FBI,
corporations; white house, etc.) insulate themselves from "naughtiness"
by ordering their underlings to cook the books, transfer suitcases of
cash, leak certain secrets and other illicit type of stuff.

The way history records this will be probably be somewhat closer to the
Hollywood version which I am sure is soon to be in the works ;)

You as as a Nixon may be biased; he most likely didn't just do it because
he Felt like it :)
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Mike
Nixon, D.
2005-06-03 04:17:31 UTC
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Post by Mike L
Post by Nixon, D.
Mark Felt is a traitor, a leaker of State Secrets, and the old fool
ought to be hung from the streetlight in front of the FBI Building
even if he is 91 years of age. There are well defined and proper
channels for uncovering illegal actions within our Federal Goverment
and those channels do NOT include spilling your guts to a couple of
snot-nosed cub reporters and that old fruit Bradley at the Washington
Post!
At the very least he should be under a court order preventing him, or
his family, from any monetary benefits that might accrue from this
latest crap about "Deep Throat"........
McDave
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You are probably jumping the gun. We don't really know that he didn't
traverse the best channels he could under the circumstances. I am sure
the first "proper" channel was to pass this by No. 1 (which he may very
well have done); Going after your boss' boss without his blessing is
kind of deep territory. (or maybe even your own boss*)
The leak may have either been his next "best" channel or may have been
under the actual direction of No 1*. After all, No. 1's (FBI,
corporations; white house, etc.) insulate themselves from "naughtiness"
by ordering their underlings to cook the books, transfer suitcases of
cash, leak certain secrets and other illicit type of stuff.
The way history records this will be probably be somewhat closer to the
Hollywood version which I am sure is soon to be in the works ;)
You as as a Nixon may be biased; he most likely didn't just do it because
he Felt like it :) Mike
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Well, at least Pres.Nixon had the good sense to know when to get the hell
out.
That's more than we can say for the pitiful Billy Boy who hung around, tried
to fib his way out, and got himself impeached.
McDave
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Mike L
2005-06-03 04:35:08 UTC
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Post by Nixon, D.
Post by Mike L
You are probably jumping the gun. We don't really know that he didn't
traverse the best channels he could under the circumstances. I am
sure the first "proper" channel was to pass this by No. 1 (which he
may very well have done); Going after your boss' boss without his
blessing is kind of deep territory. (or maybe even your own boss*)
The leak may have either been his next "best" channel or may have
been under the actual direction of No 1*. After all, No. 1's (FBI,
corporations; white house, etc.) insulate themselves from
"naughtiness" by ordering their underlings to cook the books,
transfer suitcases of cash, leak certain secrets and other illicit
type of stuff.
The way history records this will be probably be somewhat closer to
the Hollywood version which I am sure is soon to be in the works ;)
You as as a Nixon may be biased; he most likely didn't just do it
because he Felt like it :) Mike
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Well, at least Pres.Nixon had the good sense to know when to get the
hell out.
That's more than we can say for the pitiful Billy Boy who hung around,
tried to fib his way out, and got himself impeached.
McDave
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Way to keep a stiff upper lip. I am interested to see how the movie will
be cast.
--
Mike
Jean Smith
2005-06-03 06:26:48 UTC
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Post by Mike L
Post by Nixon, D.
Post by Mike L
You are probably jumping the gun. We don't really know that he didn't
traverse the best channels he could under the circumstances. I am
sure the first "proper" channel was to pass this by No. 1 (which he
may very well have done); Going after your boss' boss without his
blessing is kind of deep territory. (or maybe even your own boss*)
The leak may have either been his next "best" channel or may have
been under the actual direction of No 1*. After all, No. 1's (FBI,
corporations; white house, etc.) insulate themselves from
"naughtiness" by ordering their underlings to cook the books,
transfer suitcases of cash, leak certain secrets and other illicit
type of stuff.
The way history records this will be probably be somewhat closer to
the Hollywood version which I am sure is soon to be in the works ;)
You as as a Nixon may be biased; he most likely didn't just do it
because he Felt like it :) Mike
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Well, at least Pres.Nixon had the good sense to know when to get the
hell out.
That's more than we can say for the pitiful Billy Boy who hung around,
tried to fib his way out, and got himself impeached.
McDave
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Way to keep a stiff upper lip. I am interested to see how the movie will
be cast.
I thought "All the President's Men" had been made already.
--
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Nixon, D.
2005-06-03 13:28:32 UTC
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Post by Jean Smith
Post by Mike L
Post by Nixon, D.
Post by Mike L
You are probably jumping the gun. We don't really know that he didn't
traverse the best channels he could under the circumstances. I am
sure the first "proper" channel was to pass this by No. 1 (which he
may very well have done); Going after your boss' boss without his
blessing is kind of deep territory. (or maybe even your own boss*)
The leak may have either been his next "best" channel or may have
been under the actual direction of No 1*. After all, No. 1's (FBI,
corporations; white house, etc.) insulate themselves from
"naughtiness" by ordering their underlings to cook the books,
transfer suitcases of cash, leak certain secrets and other illicit
type of stuff.
The way history records this will be probably be somewhat closer to
the Hollywood version which I am sure is soon to be in the works ;)
You as as a Nixon may be biased; he most likely didn't just do it
because he Felt like it :) Mike
===========================================================
Well, at least Pres.Nixon had the good sense to know when to get the
hell out.
That's more than we can say for the pitiful Billy Boy who hung around,
tried to fib his way out, and got himself impeached.
McDave
============================================================
Way to keep a stiff upper lip. I am interested to see how the movie will
be cast.
I thought "All the President's Men" had been made already.
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Yeah, the old fool's family is just doing it to eke out some money.
It's high time that fiasco was put under the rug for good.
We've got much more serious problems now.

McDave
Jean Smith
2005-06-03 21:59:05 UTC
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Post by Nixon, D.
Post by Jean Smith
Post by Mike L
Way to keep a stiff upper lip. I am interested to see how the movie
will
Post by Jean Smith
Post by Mike L
be cast.
I thought "All the President's Men" had been made already.
=-============================================================
Yeah, the old fool's family is just doing it to eke out some money.
It's high time that fiasco was put under the rug for good.
We've got much more serious problems now.
GW pushed the records of Iran-Contra out of reach with what may have
been his first act after swearing in. Too bad there was no one to
point out the drive for war within the Bush Team before the election.
We thought he wanted to pull back, pay off the debt, and address
domestic issues. We got destruction in all directions.
--
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Nixon, D.
2005-06-04 05:24:05 UTC
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Post by Jean Smith
GW pushed the records of Iran-Contra out of reach with what may have
been his first act after swearing in. Too bad there was no one to
point out the drive for war within the Bush Team before the election.
We thought he wanted to pull back, pay off the debt, and address
domestic issues. We got destruction in all directions.
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Yes. Destruction that was forced upon us. Remember 9/11??
You Libs all have short memories.

McDave
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P H
2005-06-04 09:33:41 UTC
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What suprised me about 9/11 was the weakness of our defense.
Why wasn*t aircraft immediately deployed when the
terrorists took over from New England for New York. We had
warnings on an attack at the Trade center a couple of years
before. The terrible incident was seized upon as an excuse to
invade Iraq. We were warned about a mid east uprising
by experts. They did not discover WMD in Iraq. Yes, we got
rid of Hssein----but what did our lack of knowledge cost us.
We are embroiled with a lack of major allies for years to
come. To get back to Mr Felt who was a Republican. If his
intent was chagrin at losing a job he thought he desrved
there was also disgust that many moderate Repblicans felt at
the corruption of the administration. The result with the
Nixon resignation & arrest of conspirators was good. Now that
Felt revealed himself what is the reaction of the rabid
right. Smear Felt as they have done to any of the other
opponents of extreme reaction.
Olly Mensch
2005-06-05 20:33:16 UTC
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Phoebe- - you really will lose your audience when you continue to speak
of the "rabid right" - as you wrote in your post!!
What would be your name for Howard Dean???? Or better yet, what would
be MY name for Howard Dean?!!
We can all have different opinions - that is why this is called a
discussion group - but let us try to resist going to extremes of
bitterness and warped viewpoints, as well as endless repetitions of the
war cry: damn the CEOs!!!!!!
Olly
P H
2005-06-06 18:36:50 UTC
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I guess I bore some people & I advise they not read my
posts. Howard Dean has a big following of young people. He
speaks his mind & often without political correctness. Perhaps
it is time we address the point directly & speak what is in
our hearts.
Olly Mensch
2005-06-06 21:40:42 UTC
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Phoebe - In case you did not hear this: Senator Biden expressed his
dismay at Howard Dean's tasteless remarks - and one other Democrat also
chimed in with disagreement with Dean. He is a cheap rabblerouser, and
does no good for his party. Just in case you forgot what he said:
"Most Republicans never did an honest day's work in their lives." This-
from the man whom you admire!!
Olly
Nixon, D.
2005-06-10 11:47:16 UTC
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Post by Olly Mensch
Phoebe - In case you did not hear this: Senator Biden expressed his
dismay at Howard Dean's tasteless remarks - and one other Democrat also
chimed in with disagreement with Dean. He is a cheap rabblerouser, and
"Most Republicans never did an honest day's work in their lives." This-
from the man whom you admire!!
Olly
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Dean is a low-class, cheap, rabble-rouser. A would be Adolf Hitler !!

But, one has to take his remark in context. He really meant "Most
POLITICIANS never did an honest day's work in their lives." and, one must
admit there's a good bit of truth in that !! <chuckle>

McDave
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Olly Mensch
2005-06-06 21:59:15 UTC
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Phoebe - you had mentioned, in one of your posts - "the rabid right."
!!!!!
The other night I happened to watch the Larry King program, which was
celebrating King's 20 years at CNN, and showed, among other things, an
interview King had - for the hour - with Richard Nixon.!!
I hasten to add that iI never was a friend of Nixon. ( or Larry King,for
that matter!!!) Never liked the man. however - I do believe he was
very smart - not only because he was astute enough to know enough to
hire Henry Kissinger (!!) and to open up China - at least to make the
initial overtures to China - but, in that interview, which, by the way
took place shortly after he had resigned - King questioned him about
every possible topic of his administration, and, with each question,
Nixon gave very, very intelligent answers. What is more, some of his
advice and projections for the future were right on, totally on the
mark. He warned about nuclear proliferation; warned about North Korea,
Iran- denied being anti-semitic (???) but expressed the need for Israel
to make peace with the Palestinians, one way or another; he reviewed his
policy with Russia, and the development from the old Soviet Union - to ,
finally, a reduced threat from Russia, under Yeltsin. He said that only
our own nuclear arms decided the balance of power in our favor, in our
struggle with Russia, but felt we could reduce some of our nuclear ams,
and develop more sophisticated weaponry; he said we should not be
isolationist; we need the world as the wold needs us - and I coud go on
and on. He spoke about the economy,taxes - everything he said -
listening now, in 2005, to what he was advocating,made him - in my view
- an extremely smart and wise (ex)President. That has nothing to do
with the fact that I disliked him intensely!!!!
Wonder if anyone else happened to hear that interview?
Olly
Jean Smith
2005-06-08 00:00:36 UTC
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Post by P H
Why wasn*t aircraft immediately deployed when the
terrorists took over from New England for New York.
They may have. Didn't Cheney watch the plane going to the Pentagon
from his secret site?
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m***@hotmail.com
2005-06-03 01:14:15 UTC
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You know McD, if you flush the john and the regular channels are
clogged with poop and paper, the sh*t just comes back in your face.

Those "well defined and proper channels" you spoke of were pretty well
clogged during the Nixon era.

If your morals won't let you dig a hole and bury it, you sometimes just
fling it over the fence.

And sometimes you're lucky enough to "hit the fan".

A traitor? A leaker of secrets? Needs to be hung?

How about a patriot. An exposer of stinking politics. And someone who
should get a medal and all the "monetary benefits" due someone who
stood up to the corruption of our country's values. Did Nixon resign
because he was accused of being a thug and a crook, or because he knew
he was finally exposed to the world as a thug and a crook? If he was
innocent, why did he not hold fast?
Mike L
2005-06-03 03:54:54 UTC
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On Thu 02 Jun 2005 08:14:15p, wrote in news:1117761255.253158.139190
Post by m***@hotmail.com
You know McD, if you flush the john and the regular channels are
clogged with poop and paper, the sh*t just comes back in your face.
Those "well defined and proper channels" you spoke of were pretty well
clogged during the Nixon era.
If your morals won't let you dig a hole and bury it, you sometimes just
fling it over the fence.
And sometimes you're lucky enough to "hit the fan".
A traitor? A leaker of secrets? Needs to be hung?
How about a patriot. An exposer of stinking politics. And someone who
should get a medal and all the "monetary benefits" due someone who
stood up to the corruption of our country's values. Did Nixon resign
because he was accused of being a thug and a crook, or because he knew
he was finally exposed to the world as a thug and a crook? If he was
innocent, why did he not hold fast?
If it wasn't for Mark Felt's actions, Nixon would have been a glorious
name, but it has now been sullied for decades to come. I have some
sympathy for McDave. Our daughter has a very well known name and I know
we would harbor some bad feelings if someone put a big black mark against
it.

Remember the expression "your name is now Mud" after the doctor (Mudd)
that treated John Wilkes Booth. That was alot of years ago.
--
Mike
Nixon, D.
2005-06-03 04:47:42 UTC
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Post by Mike L
If it wasn't for Mark Felt's actions, Nixon would have been a glorious
name, but it has now been sullied for decades to come. I have some
sympathy for McDave. Our daughter has a very well known name and I know
we would harbor some bad feelings if someone put a big black mark against
it. Mike
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Your sympathies are totally unnecessary. And unwanted. Overall, he
accomplished some great things, particularly in foreign policies. He ended
the VNam war (left to him by a couple of Democrats) and he had the good
sense to get the hell out before he was impeached.

History will treat him kindly, no problem. He is still appreciated by
thoughtful citizens and the intellectual elite.

The ONLY thing I could criticize in either of his Administrations was his
removal of U.S. Currency, completely, from the Gold Standard. But, that
trend had already been established and there was really nothing he could do
to stop it. That was just the final act in a big mistake begun decades
prior to his Presidency.

Oh well, the name (of Border Scottish origin) is still held a few orders of
magnitude higher than Clinton or Simpson. <chuckle>

McDave
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Mike L
2005-06-03 07:12:43 UTC
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Post by Nixon, D.
Post by Mike L
If it wasn't for Mark Felt's actions, Nixon would have been a
glorious name, but it has now been sullied for decades to come. I
have some sympathy for McDave. Our daughter has a very well known
name and I know we would harbor some bad feelings if someone put a
big black mark against it. Mike
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Your sympathies are totally unnecessary. And unwanted.
I pretty much knew that... but freedom of speech ... you know how that
one works.

[snip the glorious name rehash]
Post by Nixon, D.
Oh well, the name (of Border Scottish origin) is still held a few
orders of magnitude higher than Clinton or Simpson. <chuckle>
most likely so (but it is dependent upon the person doing the beholding
and could also depend upon your personal deportment ;)
Post by Nixon, D.
McDave
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--
Mike
Nixon, D.
2005-06-03 04:24:34 UTC
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Post by m***@hotmail.com
You know McD, if you flush the john and the regular channels are
clogged with poop and paper, the sh*t just comes back in your face.
Those "well defined and proper channels" you spoke of were pretty well
clogged during the Nixon era.
If your morals won't let you dig a hole and bury it, you sometimes just
fling it over the fence.
And sometimes you're lucky enough to "hit the fan".
A traitor? A leaker of secrets? Needs to be hung?
How about a patriot. An exposer of stinking politics. And someone who
should get a medal and all the "monetary benefits" due someone who
stood up to the corruption of our country's values. Did Nixon resign
because he was accused of being a thug and a crook, or because he knew
he was finally exposed to the world as a thug and a crook? If he was
innocent, why did he not hold fast?
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I'm not specifically trying to defend what Pres. Nixon did; just saying that
Felt picked the traitorous and wrong way to report what he thought was
illegal behavior.
Reporting to the Attorney General or to any Federal Judge would have been
the proper thing to do if he thought he knew of illegal activities going
on........
If he, or his family, ever receives a single dime from Woodward/Bernstein,
then the whole caboodle is guilty of selling State Secrets and they should
be tried/convicted/hanged.

McDave
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P H
2005-06-03 07:49:04 UTC
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I despair at the change of this country. We had people of
good will eager to help each other. We did not call a good
man traitor for showing up a nefarious corrupt gobvernment.
Thank God for mr Felt. The right wing shows no end in
calling people traitors for exposing a cancer on our nation.
Norma
2005-06-03 10:08:14 UTC
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Post by P H
I despair at the change of this country. We had people of
good will eager to help each other. We did not call a good
man traitor for showing up a nefarious corrupt gobvernment.
Thank God for mr Felt. The right wing shows no end in
calling people traitors for exposing a cancer on our nation.
And it is interesting that so many are questioning the varacity of the man
and family for telling the story. We are in precarious times.

Norma
Olly Mensch
2005-06-03 15:54:40 UTC
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Phoebe and Norma - Phoebe, you wrote:"Thank God for Mr.Felt. and you,
Norma, wondered why people would now question his veracity. Why woudn't
they?? This HAS to be investigated, since it was cloaked in mystery
for all these years - why should we accept carte blanche a story of a 91
year old man, who is said to be suffering from early dementia, suddenly
and mysteriously decides to reveal all?!
Phoebe - before you rush to judgment about Mr.Felt,and expressing such
despair of our country under the Republicans - how about waiting to see
until the true facts ae revealed. That would be a good policy!!
Olly
Nixon, D.
2005-06-03 21:11:14 UTC
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Post by Olly Mensch
Phoebe and Norma - Phoebe, you wrote:"Thank God for Mr.Felt. and you,
Norma, wondered why people would now question his veracity. Why woudn't
they?? This HAS to be investigated, since it was cloaked in mystery
for all these years - why should we accept carte blanche a story of a 91
year old man, who is said to be suffering from early dementia, suddenly
and mysteriously decides to reveal all?!
Phoebe - before you rush to judgment about Mr.Felt,and expressing such
despair of our country under the Republicans - how about waiting to see
until the true facts ae revealed. That would be a good policy!!
Olly
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Olly;
Good to see there's at least ONE person in this newsgroup who can think
logically.
Hang in !!
<chuckle>

McDave
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P H
2005-06-04 03:32:02 UTC
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Mr Felt may have been resentful of being by-passed for a
job he thought he deserved. It is a very human feeling that
many of us may feel. I*mnot discussing the ethics or
nobuliility of his intent. The result was good. It exposed
corruption. I don*t think I harm the nation because I*m glad
corruption was exposed. I think I*m entitled to my opinion.
Mike L
2005-06-03 13:12:52 UTC
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Post by P H
I despair at the change of this country. We had people of
good will eager to help each other. We did not call a good
man traitor for showing up a nefarious corrupt gobvernment.
Thank God for mr Felt. The right wing shows no end in
calling people traitors for exposing a cancer on our nation.
Keep in mind the rocks thrown in this thread were by a Nixon; that may be
more indicative of sour grapes than any change in this country.
--
Mike
Nixon, D.
2005-06-03 13:41:49 UTC
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Post by P H
I despair at the change of this country. We had people of
good will eager to help each other. We did not call a good
man traitor for showing up a nefarious corrupt gobvernment.
Thank God for mr Felt. The right wing shows no end in
calling people traitors for exposing a cancer on our nation.
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P H ;

We didn't call this "good man" anything. Only a very few people knew (and
they were not entirely sure) except Woodward, Bernstein, and the old fart
himself.

What Pres. Nixon did was WRONG (even though for the right purposes).
What Felt did was WRONG (and there is no statute of limitations on his
crime).

NOTHING should be revealed to The Washington Post that has ANYTHING to do
with the security or well being of the U.S. of A.. It is a high quality
newspaper in many little ways (weather, local crime/politics, home
improvements, etc.) which is the reason I scan through it each day. But,
it remains essentially un-American, against American sovereignty, and puts a
big traitorous spin on everything; its cartoons, its editorials, its
photographs, even in its childish/gaudy "Style" section.

McDave
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Andy
2005-06-11 18:49:20 UTC
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Andy replies to Dave,

If the system worked, his actions wouldn't have been necessary..

The system just doesn't always work......

It's like calling for the police while the police chief's
son is raping you.........

Andy

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