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Whoa Up, folks...........

by Del McMullen / March 5, 2004 3:23 AM PST

Now this is "SCARY"......

North Korea's state-controlled media are well known for reverential reporting about Kim Jong-il, the country's dictatorial leader.

But the Dear Leader is not the only one getting deferential treatment from the communist state's propaganda machine: John Kerry, the presumptive Democratic candidate, is also getting good play in Pyongyang.

In the past few weeks, speeches by the Massachusetts senator have been broadcast on Radio Pyongyang and reported in glowing terms by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), the official mouthpiece of Mr Kim's communist regime.


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(NT) It could be worse for Sen. Kerry; it could be Al Gore endorsing him! ;-)
by Paul C / March 5, 2004 4:37 AM PST


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I'm sure that too will come down the pike.

Sooner or later. Maybe Clinton will do another magazine cover with the camera looking up from his shoes.

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Del, they made out pretty well with Clinton. They kept nuclear development going, AND
by Kiddpeat / March 5, 2004 4:57 AM PST

we paid them big time to stop. Maybe they expect Kerry to be equally obliging. Is there any reason to think that he won't? Sounds like a big vote of confidence.

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There are a lot of foreign nations that would like to see Kerry as President...
by Edward ODaniel / March 5, 2004 5:07 AM PST

because they would not have to worry about any accounting for actions which impinge on our security until AFTER he was no longer in office.

Saddam endorsed Clinton for the same reason.

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Re: Whoa Up, folks... C'mon, Guys.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 5, 2004 5:41 AM PST

Klan leader David Duke prefers Bush -- why don't you trumpet that, too? Bush has made no secret of the fact that he has the same visceral hatrded for the "dear leader" that he had for Saddam -- do you honestly think Kim-Jong will support him? Let's call a moratorium on the "such-and-such a bad person supports so-and-so" posts -- guilt by association is a sleazy tactic that simply wastes band-width and raise the blood pressures of those on the other side to no good end.

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Call for maratorium ?.......
by Del McMullen / March 5, 2004 5:53 AM PST

Dave, from you, I'm surprised. Mischief

On this story about the NKorea Press, as far as I'm concerned, it is a news story. But also, as far as I'm concerned, unless or until a direct contact can be shown between Kerry and NKorea, it only signals to me that any talks between the US and NKorea are on hold until at least after the election.

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Re: Call for maratorium ?.......
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / March 5, 2004 7:39 AM PST

Hi, Del.

PERHAPS that's all you meant, but the replies from the forum's right side were increasingly of the "See, we knew Kerry was really a Communist" variety.

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Re:Re: Call for maratorium ?.......
by Del McMullen / March 5, 2004 9:23 AM PST

Well, Dave, PERHAPS if you had entertained us less for the past years with your political posts, the 'right side' wouldn't be so hungry and ferocious.

Don't lose sight of the fact that we have been literally forced to endure several months of garbage from only the left side of the spectrum, and now the gate has opened for the right side to finally respond, and probably 'in-kind'.

Don't take anything personal in any of it, it's only politics.

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Don't worry, Dave.
by Dan McC / March 5, 2004 5:57 AM PST

Only the truly simple minded are amused or interested in this kind of nonsense.


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That shouldn't include anyone on SE, of course. -nt
by Dan McC / March 5, 2004 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: Don't worry, Dave.


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Re:That shouldn't include anyone on SE, of course. -nt
by Del McMullen / March 5, 2004 6:36 AM PST

Overheard saying as he slid into second - Safe Grin

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There is a world of difference between
by Bo Boggs / March 5, 2004 7:01 AM PST

a person that all of us acknowledge is a kook, but who has no following nor a platform from which make news says something.


a person that all of us acknowledge is a kook, but has his hand on a nuclear trigger and has a platform (the DPRNK news media) from which to spout his opinions.

i.e. the news is relevant.


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Could be worse, Bo...
by J. Vega / March 5, 2004 10:13 AM PST

Bo, it could be worse for Dave, Kerry could pick up "Dear Canidate" as another nickname.

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