[Ads-l] Since no one else has asked...

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 23 12:19:35 EDT 2017


Another CNN individual (highly paid) pronounced it "DOE-tard" and explained
that it meant "a lunatic."

In a related development, the President suggested to an enthusiastic crowd
in Alabama that any NFL player who kneels during the national anthem
("disrespects the flag") is a "son of a bitch."

"Get him off the field!" shouted the President. "He's FIRED!!!!"

(To be fair, he was only stating what he believed the audience thought NFL
owners *should* say.  *He* wasn't saying it. So you can't accuse him of
demagoguery or anything.)

JL

JL

JL

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 9:32 AM, Brett Bydairk <time-ghost at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Chris Hayes of MSNBC also pronounced it that way.
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> Brett
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> Somebody on CNN ventured "dottard."
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> You know, from "dottering."
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> JL
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> On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 3:46 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Happens to the best of us, comrade.
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