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By the power vested in me by the people of the United States, I am now, cybernetically, placing you all under arrest. I deem this discussion board treasoness and order you all to submit. Your lines are being tracked back to your home and everyone, yes, even you little boy, will be recorded as being an offender. Please place your hands in the air and make no sudden moves. Now, if you'll all just go to your front yard, my fleet of Black, Unmarked Helicopters will come to pck you up. But, be patient. There are a lot of you candy-asses and it may take some time to round you all up. And, by all means, don't disobey! And, yeah, that includes you little boy! What? How dare you! Don't make me come in there!
-- Bill "The Long One" Clinton (BillClinton@Paulawasright.com), February 02, 1999
-- LOLOLOL (BlackChinooks@Y2k.com), February 02, 1999.
And I repeat here ...
Drat, Billy boy .. the article's "disappeared off the S.F. Gate website.
There was an article about Hillary and Bill having a Millennium evening at the White House, Y2K aside. At the end of it Bill was quoted referring to himself as "...a walking apostle of hope."
I never laughed so hard!!! Should'a posted it while I had the chance.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
If I can arrange one last meeting between you and Monica, will you spare me and my family?
-- private eye (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
Whatever else his many failings may be, I'm pretty confident that our glorious leader at least knows how to spell "treasonous."
Al Gore... not certain there.
-- oh please (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Wonder what he might have been hoping for...?
-- Tom Carey (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
Diane--"a walking apostle of hope"? Say WHAT??? I'm laughing so hard I'm frightening the cats. If he's a walking apostle of hope, I'm a sweet little old lady. My arse!
-- Old Git (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Isn't a treasoness a female traitor?
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), February 02, 1999.
..."I'm the walking Apostle of Hope..." Doesn't that just send a shiver down your spines when the devil himself can quote and twist scripture just a tad to suit his own spin? How much more when an admitted liar and adulterer miraculously transforms himself into an "angel of light" in a single phrase? Stalin and Hitler would be proud.
-- INVAR (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 02, 1999.
Wonder what he might have been hoping for...?
1. A third term 2. An amiable divorce 3. Bimbos and bongos to celebrate his coming acquittal 4. A fourth term 5. The chance to add a few more names to the 'Body Count' list 6. revenge 7. martial law 8. To be named President-For-Life
-- Tom Knepper (email@example.com), February 03, 1999.
Found the article! -- Diane
Clinton, first lady reflect on last millennium and look ahead
KALPANA SRINIVASAN, Associated Press Writer
Monday, January 25, 1999
(01-25) 20:29 PST WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton opened the White House Monday night to a discussion of what the momentous millennium event meant 1000 years ago and what it might mean just 300-some days from now.
Joined by two scholars in religion and history, the Clintons put aside the Y2K bug and champagne toasts to ask more philosophical questions about why the date has significance for much of the Western world.
``We have to find some way of organizing our thoughts and our plans against the mysteries of time and timelessness,'' said the president to an East Room audience that included some of the nation's foremost theologians and scholars of medieval history.
Professor Natalie Zemon Davis, a specialist in the culture of early modern Europe, captured the mood of the first millennium, which she said spread over several decades before and after the actual event. While the period around 1000 A.D. prompted many doomsayers to predict the apocalypse, it also inspired some movements toward peace and social change.
``Our dreammaking capacity, our capacity to imagine, can give birth to the good as well as the bad,'' said Davis.
Mrs. Clinton noted that in the stories of people at the dawn of this millennium ``we hear our own fears and hopes that what we do will matter today and tomorrow,'' she said.
Leaping centuries ahead, Professor Martin E. Marty, one of the leading interpreters of American religion, discussed how the fast approaching 2000 will affect humanity.
``We will be seeking meaning with new intensity at this time,'' said Marty, who directs the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago.
Marty said some people will still have apocalyptic visions, both religious and secular, with people fearing complete chaos caused by such phenomena as the millennium bug. Others will see the millennium as a time for progressive change, engaging in ``realistic hope'' for the future.
Calling himself ``a walking apostle of hope,'' Clinton said the lessons of the last millennium are evidence that ``ordinary people, even a long time ago, can make a difference toward a good end.''
The event was part of the White House's Millennium Evenings.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 05, 1999.
Holy shit, I thought this article was a SATIRE, 1st time through. Then I saw the byline, it's for real. Maybe it didn't seem realistic to me because I'd have thought he'd have called himself "a walking apostle of hope for the children
-- Blue Himalayan (email@example.com), February 05, 1999.