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    Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

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    Here in Brazil, we say that the person in control of a situation is the one who deals the cards...what would you understand by that in English?And talking about George...have you seen Fahrenheit 9 /11?Michael Moore´s?If you have...is it all true?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Here in Brazil, we say that the person in control of a situation is the one who deals the cards...what would you understand by that in English?And talking about George...have you seen Fahrenheit 9 /11?Michael Moore´s?If you have...is it all true?????

    Yes, 'deals the cards' is used in english, as is 'holds all the aces'

    re: F9/11 - you couldn't possibly make it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Yes, 'deals the cards' is used in english, as is 'holds all the aces'

    re: F9/11 - you couldn't possibly make it up.
    But Michael Moore did.

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    How on earth could he have made it up????(Michael, I mean..) I can see George making it up..Michael, no no no..Well, nonetheless..I can´t come to terms with having people see such documentary and not do bugger all about it!It can be all true! It´s outrageous..

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    Michael Moore is as big an asshole as Bush

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Michael Moore is as big an asshole as Bush
    His ass is three times the size! He is about the only man who, when he wears a tuxedo, still looks like an unmade bed.

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    Oh boy! Have I got alot to catch up on in this thread! So many questions.

    When I refer to Dick Chaney (vice-president of the USA) as the puppet master everyone knows exactly what I mean. I guess that personifies the "pulling-the-strings" metaphor.
    You say puppet master around here, the response is, "You mean Master of the Puppet?" Then an enthusiastic conversation about Metallica erupts.

    You mean George W is a puppet
    I thought the gripe about W was that he couldn't be controlled and thought for himself?

    Do I pick on him too much? I think not enough.

    There is nothing in George W. Bush's resume, either before or after he became president, to indicate that he has the brainpower to plan a family vacation, let alone lead a country. Without a puppet master (even a malevolent model of corporate greed) my country would be leaderless.
    I would think a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and a a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School would help him out a bit when planning that trip to Magic Springs.

    Here in Brazil, we say that the person in control of a situation is the one who deals the cards...what would you understand by that in English?And talking about George...have you seen Fahrenheit 9 /11?Michael Moore´s?If you have...is it all true?????
    No it's not. I saw it and I can't believe that anyone would buy into that garbage. Unless, of course, Michael Moore is a mind reader on top of all his other 'accomplishments?'

    How on earth could he have made it up????(Michael, I mean..) I can see George making it up..Michael, no no no..Well, nonetheless..I can´t come to terms with having people see such documentary and not do bugger all about it!It can be all true! It´s outrageous..
    My children could have made it up. (Yes, they are learning. Our little school has improved tremendously since I attended.) What can be done about it? That film wasn't any more reliable than anything a Republican would have thrown together about a Democrat, had they been so inclined. It's basically an opinion, which everyone has a right to.

    But Michael Moore did.
    Amen!

    His ass is three times the size! He is about the only man who, when he wears a tuxedo, still looks like an unmade bed.
    His ass is so big because that huge head of his is always shoved up it!

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    I don't want to spoil anyone's fun, but I seem to remember there was a thread here a while ago.

    There's a phrase of very limited use - chiefly used of the Tory party in the UK. The high-ranking but faceless people who actually call the shots - particularly when it's time for a politician to resign - are called 'the men in grey suits' (not just any men in grey suits - the).

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    Thank you all!!!! The exact equivalent of the phrase "the grey eminence" is also used in Polish language in this context. funny!Thank you again. how I love this forum :).

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