another "could(n't) care less" variation

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 9 00:59:01 UTC 2010

"With a deadpan ..."?! People can actually say that?!


On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 4:15 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at> wrote:
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> From the Forbes profile of Glenn Beck,
>> With a deadpan, Beck insists that he is not political: "I could give a flying crap about the political process."
> Reminds me of a friend using more blunt expression, "I could give two
> shits about it!" (quite common, of course, in both affirmative and
> negative form)
> This is not meant to be a *starting* point--the issue has been
> re-hashed so many times, there is probably little to add, at this
> point. This is simply another data-point.
> Of course, if anyone wants to start the discussion over, I am not
> going to stop them ;-)
> VS-)
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