Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Post by lanceand.. » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:04:50


IMO what the Canadians did was very much in the spirit of Cheney &
Bush....circumvent & assert victory....no?  If GWB can (years ago)
declare "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier...I see no reason
why these Canadians can't also do the same.
___

Daily Gleaner | Canadian Business
As published on page D6 on November 11, 2005

Marine marathon runners take shortcut

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Some members of a prominent Toronto runner's group
deliberately skipped several miles of the recent U.S. Marine Corps
Marathon in Washington, D.C. and then accepted medals for "finishing"
the event.

"The preliminary finding is that someone in the JeansMarines
organization, one of the coaches, assisted the runners into
circumventing the course," said Rick Nealis, the marathon's race
director.

Now, the Marine Corps wants those medals back. And the founder of
JeansMarines - who assisted with the shortcut - has written members
asking any runners who did not fully complete the course to return
them.

"I feel at this point that we are obliged to maintain the integrity and
the unfaltering spirit of JeansMarines," Dr. Jean Marmoreo wrote in an
email.

"In order to do this, I believe we have no recourse other than to
return any medal that doesn't represent the total distance in the
specified seven-hour time limit."

On Oct. 30, more than 20,000 people crossed the starting line for the
30th annual Marine Corps Marathon. Among them were about 225 members of
JeansMarines - a group whose motto is "Yes, ma'am. You can do a
marathon."

Nearly all of the 225 were women - some of whom had never run a
marathon in the past but had trained to walk or run this event.

Ahead of them lay a course with strict time limits: finish the 42
kilometres in seven hours or you're out; reach the 14th street bridge
within 5 1/2 hours or you're out.

There's no cash prize but there's a reward for finishing: a "finisher's
medal" for every successful participant.

Under the guidance of founder Marmoreo, some of the slowest runners
were encouraged to take a shortcut. They left the route and rejoined
it, shaving off nearly five kilometres and ensuring that they would be
able to reach the bridge and finish the event.

 
 
 

Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Post by ActionB.. » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:48:05

Quote:

> IMO what the Canadians did was very much in the spirit of Cheney &
> Bush....circumvent & assert victory....no?  If GWB can (years ago)
> declare "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier...I see no reason
> why these Canadians can't also do the same.

Agreed. Let them keep the medals. How did they manage to sneak this
aircraft carrier into DC to duplicate GWB?

http://www.fototime.com/57039CA8DE2639E/orig.jpg

 
 
 

Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Post by Twittering On » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:48:35

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Who linger in the folded wings, who sing, zing, wing,
Zip zestfully through The Air ~ Of The Air,

But like a spider crafty, somersault
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Suspended from the trapeze
Of the Locket's Clasp of the silver thread

Sewing the half of air of The Ether Or ~ Of the Enclave,
Of The Advanced Chromatic Scale ..."
~ Ms. Moth Q. Wrangler

 
 
 

Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Post by Joe » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 02:08:00


Quote:
> IMO what the Canadians did was very much in the spirit of Cheney &
> Bush....circumvent & assert victory....no?  If GWB can (years ago)
> declare "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier...I see no reason
> why these Canadians can't also do the same.
> ___

Smart dude.  It's Bush's fault that they skipped several miles.  And it's
Bush's fault that the French have riots and that ***s detonate a bomb in
Jordan and that Freese is getting old and that Donovan is an ***.  It's
all Bush's fault.
 
 
 

Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Post by THE VICA » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 03:39:34


Quote:



>> IMO what the Canadians did was very much in the spirit of Cheney &
>> Bush....circumvent & assert victory....no?  If GWB can (years ago)
>> declare "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier...I see no reason
>> why these Canadians can't also do the same.
>> ___

> Smart dude.  It's Bush's fault that they skipped several miles.  And it's
> Bush's fault that the French have riots and that ***s detonate a bomb
> in
> Jordan and that Freese is getting old and that Donovan is an ***.
> It's
> all Bush's fault.

finally! i thought you'd never come around!

- Show quoted text -

 
 
 

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Post by TenKBab » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 05:28:11

Quote:

> IMO what the Canadians did was very much in the spirit of Cheney &
> Bush....circumvent & assert victory....no?  If GWB can (years ago)
> declare "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier...

Ah, but that mission was accomplished. Maybe I have a bad case of short
term memory, but did he ever say we won the war? The main thing I
remember is the President repeatedly stating that this will be a long,
tough war.

tkb

 
 
 

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Post by lanceand.. » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 07:52:17

Quote:
>Ah, but that mission was accomplished.

of course TenKBabe, silly me....

Jessica *** received the Bronze Star award based on a complete and
total fabrication, a lie.   Is it not a bit humorous how the Military
is upset with these Canadians for dishonoring their Marathon and
demanding the return of their medals....yet when it comes to Jessica
***....no similar demand from the Military for the return of_real_
medals falsely earned?
http://SportToday.org/

I suppose if the Military looked the other way and allowed the
Canadians to keep these Marathon medals....the "coalition of the
willing"....or the new world order would fall apart?...is that what's
at stake here?

 
 
 

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Post by n3th3r_l.. » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 10:39:47

Quote:
>> IMO what the Canadians did was very much in the spirit of Cheney &
>> Bush....circumvent & assert victory....no?  If GWB can (years ago)
>> declare "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier...
> Ah, but that mission was accomplished. Maybe I have a bad case of short
> term memory, but did he ever say we won the war? The main thing I
> remember is the President repeatedly stating that this will be a long,
> tough war.

That was when things in Iraq started turning sour - suicide bombers,
heavy
financial burden etc. He started out on a very optimistic note, hoping
for
a cake walk (wasn't it shock and awe or something like that),
characteristically
naive of him. What was worse was the reason why the war was waged. It
was
essentially for revenge (for his dad or just about anyone else) on the
pretext
of finding WMDs.

Let me post an editorial published in NYTimes of Nov/8/2005:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 After President Bush's disastrous visit to Latin America, it's
unnerving to realize that his presidency still has more than three
years to run. An administration with no agenda and no competence would
be hard enough to live with on the domestic front. But the rest of the
world simply can't afford an American government this bad for that
long.

In Argentina, Mr. Bush, who prides himself on his ability to relate to
world leaders face to face, could barely summon the energy to chat with
the 33 other leaders there, almost all of whom would be considered
friendly to the United States under normal circumstances. He and his
delegation failed to get even a minimally face-saving outcome at the
collapsed trade talks and allowed a loudmouthed opportunist like the
president of Venezuela to steal the show.

It's amazing to remember that when Mr. Bush first ran for president, he
bragged about his understanding of Latin America, his ability to speak
Spanish and his friendship with Mexico. But he also made fun of Al***
for believing that nation-building was a job for the United States
military.

The White House is in an uproar over the future of Karl Rove, the
president's political adviser, and spinning off rumors that some top
cabinet members may be asked to walk the plank. Mr. Bush could
certainly afford to replace some of his top advisers. But the central
problem is not Karl Rove or Treasury Secretary John Snow or even Donald
Rumsfeld, the defense secretary. It is President Bush himself.

Second terms may be difficult, but the chief executive still has the
power to shape what happens. Ronald Reagan managed to turn his messy
second term around and deliver - in great part through his own powers
of leadership - a historic series of agreements with Mikhail Gorbachev
that led to the peaceful dismantling of the Soviet empire. Mr. Bush has
never demonstrated the capacity for such a comeback. Nevertheless,
every American has a stake in hoping that he can surprise us.

The place to begin is with*** Cheney, the dark force behind many of
the administration's most disastrous policies, like the Iraq invasion
and the stubborn resistance to energy conservation. Right now, the vice
president is devoting himself to beating back Congressional legislation
that would prohibit the torture of prisoners. This is truly a
remarkable set of priorities: his former chief aide was indicted, Mr.
Cheney's back is against the wall, and he's declared war on the Geneva
Conventions.

Mr. Bush cannot fire Mr. Cheney, but he could do what other presidents
have done to vice presidents: keep him too busy attending funerals and
acting as the chairman of studies to do more harm. Mr. Bush would still
have to turn his administration around, but it would at least send a
signal to the nation and the world that he was in charge, and the next
three years might not be as dreadful as they threaten to be right now.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 
 
 

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Post by Tony S » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:48:43


Quote:
> >Ah, but that mission was accomplished.

> of course TenKBabe, silly me....

> Jessica *** received the Bronze Star award based on a complete and
> total fabrication, a lie.   Is it not a bit humorous how the Military
> is upset with these Canadians for dishonoring their Marathon and
> demanding the return of their medals....yet when it comes to Jessica
> ***....no similar demand from the Military for the return of_real_
> medals falsely earned?
> http://SportToday.org/

> I suppose if the Military looked the other way and allowed the
> Canadians to keep these Marathon medals....the "coalition of the
> willing"....or the new world order would fall apart?...is that what's
> at stake here?

Lance, you unpatriotic mensch!  You gotta listen to our prez man - we're at
war gawddamnit!  He said yes we can debate the war!  But to criticise our
troops - that's low!  And BTW, in case you're confused, anything that is
remotely critical of our prez or his people is dissing the troops
themselves, so shut up! And shut up about competence, rummy is NOT senile
(though he's about 75), he's leading us to a new light-force military style
that is revolutionary. The man is perfect as is GWB, after all he's never
had to fire or replace anyone. The horse-trader who let some unfortunates
die in New Orleans a very rare exception to his outstandingness of his
choices of brilliant men. All the better that nary of them have served in
the military - such as Colin Powell - who might cloud their brilliant
visionary thinking. Poor Colin is a man trapped in the unfortunate
experiences of that war we were shamed by, not one to lead us stridingly
forward!  As Fox News has coined 'fair and balanced' and 'the spin stops
here' - that's our presidency actually. We must trust our king oh pawn
Lance. We're actually in an age that is new - and reality has changed - if
you use the right *key-trigger* words and say something enough times, and
believe -- it just might come true!! Lance you must believe -- ye of little
faith! Get with the program dude, go back to church -- that will prime your
brain for believing the gospel. You know that we all have to look at the
glass half full, the positive. If we don't give power to the negative, it
will go away! You gotta believe dude this is our new religion. Don't
question our prez or our news outfits - they're guided by our
ever-well-meaning beneficent corporations that have our care and feeding at
heart. If you don't drink the coolaid now, you're own suffering is all that
will result. Take heart, the prez' poll numbers will rise. The faithful will
find their belief again - that's what it's all about - being tested and
finding that faith inside. Church helps, really bro; I feel sorry for you...

-Tony

 
 
 

Marine Marathon & Oh Canada (gasp)

Post by n3th3r_l.. » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 01:45:11

Quote:
> You know that we all have to look at the glass half full, the positive.

Somehow that seems encouraging. A treasury that was b*** to
its full became half its size. It sure would help to look at it as a
half-full treasury and not a half-empty treasury.