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Old 05-19-13, 02:31 AM
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What are your thoughts on the greatest 20th century figure ever? I think of the big 3, he seemed the most squeaky clean, ol' FDR and Stalin have too many skeletons in the closet.
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My thoughts, he was far from the greatest figure of the 20th century.

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The greatest 20th century figure ever? Why is there a thread about David Bowie in the politics forum?
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Re: Winston Churchill

Stop fishing for us to write your midterm for you.

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Re: Winston Churchill

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What are your thoughts on the greatest 20th century figure ever? I think of the big 3, he seemed the most squeaky clean, ol' FDR and Stalin have too many skeletons in the closet.
"Squeaky clean"???? In what universe? For one thing, he drank like a fish--every day!--starting in the morning and finishing late at night.
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Re: Winston Churchill

Squeaky clean .. no .. but better than at least Stalin and no worse than Roosevelt ... between those 3, he does look pretty good
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He's one of the most misquoted figures of all time.

"I never said that." -- Winston Churchill
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Originally Posted by FRwL View Post
What are your thoughts on the greatest 20th century figure ever?
I like how you threw "ever" in there. Just so we wouldn't think we were trying to name the greatest 20th century figure of the last 5 years.
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Old 05-19-13, 05:03 PM
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He was no Sergio Leone, that's for sure.
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Old 05-19-13, 06:28 PM
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My favorite thing about Churchill is this exchange with Lady Astor:
Lady Astor: "If I were married to you, I'd put poison in your coffee."

Churchill: "If I were married to you, I'd drink it."
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Stop fishing for us to write your midterm for you.
Winston Churchill was the two hundred and forty-forth Chamberlain of the British Isles, often referred to by the office's common nickname "Wilt". He protected England from the Hungry Huns and the Starving Marvins during the Crimean War and singlehandedly won the Battle of Waterloo. The dark side of the moon is named in his honor.

Just triple space and use a big font and this should be enough.
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Just triple space and use a big font and this should be enough.
You... are no creekdipper
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Old 05-19-13, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Stop fishing for us to write your midterm for you.
Jokes on you school's out yo.

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He was no Sergio Leone, that's for sure.
No you fucking didn't.

News update: this is going to blow everyone's balls apart but, i just checked wikipedia and the front page article is this guy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_George_of_Denmark

Who looks just like this guy on this part of the churchill article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston...ical_isolation

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Where's Buttmunker when we need him?
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Where's Buttmunker when we need him?
Where do you think? Butts don't munk themselves, you know.
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Re: Winston Churchill

Churchill's the greatest figure of the 20th Century only if you ignore everything he did before 1939 and after 1945, and a good deal of the stuff in between. He was the right man to lead Britain during the War, but the man was an imperialist asshole of epic proportions.
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In what way is FDR not "squeky clean"? Did he beat his dog or something?
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My balls.....are still intact. What was the point of that post, anyway? So two guys from old England, including an ancestor of Churchill, wore similar-looking enormous wigs. And?

I'm with Ash Ketchum; this makes me miss Buttmunker's threads.
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In what way is FDR not "squeky clean"? Did he beat his dog or something?
The words "court packing" come to mind.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
The words "court packing" come to mind.
Your definition of "not squaky clean" includes "proposing changes to laws in order to further his political goals"?
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Clearly it puts him on par with Stalin.
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Old 05-20-13, 08:39 PM
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I just meant the whole affair he had while his wife was there...
But he was da bomb yo and his martinis, holy shit.
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Your definition of "not squaky clean" includes "proposing changes to laws in order to further his political goals"?
If your definition of "proposing changes to laws in order to further his political goals," includes, "Attempting to undermine the checks and balances built into our system and undermine the independence of the judiciary," then yes, absolutely.
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