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2004-08-16 01:54:36 PM  
this thing is going to go all weird symbol thing on the comments before too long. please people give it a rest, all politicians have something to hide. This thread went from talking about unemployment numbers to war records. I wait for the day when we have a presidential election and the canidates will not have been in the military at all.

and on a side note, why did the numbers in the link start at 2000? Bush wasn't in office until January 2001 so all of 2000 would have been Clinton would it not?
 
2004-08-16 01:58:08 PM  
I'm naming my band 'Republican Deathcult Whoreslave', and I'm gonna pretend that I made it up myself.
 
2004-08-16 01:58:33 PM  
Clinton's military handled both Afghanistan and Iraq (at least the war parts, maybe not the occupation parts) without even breaking a sweat. I mean they barely got out of bed. So why do we need to spend more, when we've proven that we could whip ass as necessary with even less than we have? As long as we don't plan on occupying a bunch more countries

/goes back to watching my tax dollars given to nitwits who built houses on the beach and live in trailer parks where hurricanes come, so they can rebuild and I can pay for it again next time a hurricane comes through.
 
2004-08-16 02:10:49 PM  
PacMan

it's random
 
2004-08-16 02:11:19 PM  
take what could have been a perfectly good boobies thread and flame it to the ground - way to go fark.
 
2004-08-16 02:15:20 PM  
Let me see if I've got the Republican mindset figured out.

Anything good that happened during Clinton's terms: Obviously carried over from Reagan and Bush the Elder, or was thanks to the Republican Congress.

Anything bad that happened during that time: Clinton's own fault.

And he got a blow job.

Anything bad that happens during Bush the Younger's term: Obviously Clinton's or the terrorists' fault.

Anything good that happens *snert* during Bush the Younger's term: All the doing of the W.

Give me a fcuking break.
 
2004-08-16 02:18:07 PM  
Oh yeah? I already HAVE a band called SCROTAR. So there.
 
2004-08-16 02:21:47 PM  
Could somebody *pleease* copy and paste a SFW version of the article for the rest of us?
 
2004-08-16 02:22:34 PM  
Dreadstar, Rove's done a good job centrifuging Bush's entire career, hasent he?
 
2004-08-16 02:26:28 PM  
 
2004-08-16 02:29:25 PM  
PhantomPhark, the No Child Left Behind Act has ALREADY been completely undermined. a few facts I could scrounge up quickly:

1.) congress originally budgeted $5.6 billion for Title One spending for low-income children. However, Bush budgeted only $1 billion

2.) Congress authorized increased funding to help school districts meet the criteria that all teachers be "highly qualified" by the end of the 2005-06 school year. However, Bush froze funding to the Teacher Quality State Grant Program, meaning 92,000 LESS teachers were trained than originally anticipated. there's more besides that, easy to find. anyways, all the evidence points to the fact that instead of leaving "no child behind", we've actually left several million behind, thanks to Bu$hie ($ added just to piss neo-cons off)
 
2004-08-16 02:37:58 PM  
I don't care who ya are that's funny right there.

/hopes somebody gets the reference
 
2004-08-16 02:42:24 PM  
True Lies

[image from photoshop.superdownloads.net too old to be available]

JOHN KERRY
Let's face it, Harry, the Vette gets 'em wet. But it's not enough. If you want to really close escrow, you gotta have an
angle.

ARNOLD
And you've got one.

JOHN KERRY
It's killer. Look at me-- I'm not that much to look at. No really. I can be honest. But I got 'em lining up, and not just
skanks, either.

ARNOLD
So what's your angle?

JOHN KERRY
Sorry. Trade secret.

ARNOLD (grinning)
Sure. Set me up and then don't tell me.

JOHN KERRY leans forward, conspiratorially.

JOHN KERRY
Okay, just ask yourself. What do Democrat women voters really want? You take these bored housewives, married to the same guy for years. Stuck
in a rut. They need some release. The promise of adventure. A hint of danger. I create that for them. CIA? Cambodia?

ARNOLD
So you're basically lying your ass off the whole time? I couldn't do it.

JOHN KERRY
Well, think of it as playing a role. It's fantasy. You have to work on their dreams. Get them out of their daily suburban grind for a few hours.

ARNOLD
Isn't that hard to keep up, in the long run?

JOHN KERRY
Doesn't matter. I like change. You know, constant turnover. As soon as I close the deal, it's one or two more times, then adios.

ARNOLD
Use 'em and lose 'em.

JOHN KERRY
Exactly. The trick is, you gotta pick your target. They have to be nice little housewife types. School-teachers. But, I'm telling you, you get their pilot lit, these babes, they can suck-start a leaf-blower.
 
2004-08-16 02:48:30 PM  
ter0, probably the shoddiest photoshopping ever, but damned if that conversation still doesnt crack me up. good one.
 
2004-08-16 02:51:51 PM  
Thanks Weakner, but I can assure I've done worse.
 
2004-08-16 03:01:38 PM  
[image from v-a.com too old to be available]
"Sir, there's a situation. Like 99% of the U.S. right now, thanks to numerous problems with the telephone systems and incomplete knee-jerk reporting by the press, we don't quite have a clear picture of it. However, since some extremist douchebag is going to make fun of you if you leave this room or not leave this room, I must insist you find a pay phone and don the Superman outfit. You'll need to fly to New York and spin the earth backwards really fast to reverse time and make the situation not happen, the situation of which noone at this moment is exactly sure what is happening. Now quick! Leap from the chair like the kids have Kryptonite!"
 
2004-08-16 03:25:24 PM  
How dare they stain the sanctity of boobies with filthy politics, its disgusting.
 
2004-08-16 03:26:26 PM  
Code Archeologist

Here's a link (http://www.tscpa.com/publicinfo/resource_center/job_creation_worker_assistanc e.htm) to a good explanation of the Bonus Depreciation rules. It does not "claim a greater amount of the depreciation of their net worth due to equipment depreciation every fiscal year" as you claim, but merely allowed an additional 30% bonus depreciation in the FIRST YEAR. This stimulates the purchase of capital goods and therefore THE ECONOMY. To claim that this somehow encouraged foreign outsourcing is specious at best. But thanks, I was kind of wondering what truth the Democrats were twisting to come up with their "Bush tax cuts promoted outsourcing!" bloviations.
 
2004-08-16 03:26:59 PM  
ColdFusion

he thought the kids may have kryptonite, yet was still able to sit there and "project calm" to them?

outstanding!
 
2004-08-16 03:39:31 PM  
just mouthing inane canards

Am I the only one with the visual of them blowing a crazy duck?
 
2004-08-16 03:54:04 PM  
[image from horkulated.com too old to be available]

Sadly, Jessica, while Repugnicans try desperately to impugn Senator Kerry's stellar war record (in a war that Bush dodged by getting into the National Guard, a chickensh*t unit he eventually deserted), they have no answer for Bush's "Seven minutes of sitting there like someone who had been hit on the head with a shovel" on 9/11. And those moments in the classroom were just the beginning of Bush's no-show on 9/11:

A careful reconstruction of Bush's whereabouts makes it clear that Bush is far from the "decisive leader in the war on Terror" his spin-doctors want us to believe:

Military pilots must have "permission from the White House because only the president has the authority to order a civilian aircraft shot down." [CNN, 10/26/99] But if retaliatory strikes needed to the authorized, Bush was not available. If one
of the planes had to be shot down to save more lives on the ground, Bush was not available. Although several fighters had been dispatched to defend New York City, the pilot of one of the planes flying to catch Flight 175 later noted that it wouldn't have mattered if he caught up with it, because only Bush could order a shootdown, and Bush could not be reached in the classroom. [Cape Cod Times, 8/21/02]

...

Who was really in control? Certainly not Bush. In the back of the room, Press Secretary Ari Fleischer caught Bush's eye and held up a pad of paper for him to see, with "DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET" written on it in big block letters. [Washington Times, 10/7/02]

...

Nearly every news account fails to mention when Bush left the classroom after being told America was under attack. Three mention 9:12 a.m. [New York Times, 9/16/01 (B), Telegraph, 12/16/01, Daily Mail, 9/8/02] Remaining in the classroom for approximately five to seven minutes is inexcusable, but the video of Bush in the classroom suggests he stayed longer than that. The video contains several edits and ends before Bush leaves the room, so it also doesn't tell us exactly how long he stayed. One newspaper suggested he remained "for eight or nine minutes" - sometime between 9:13 and 9:16, since Card's arrival is uncertain. [Tampa Tribune, 9/1/02]

When Bush finally did leave, he didn't act like a man in a hurry. In fact, he was described as "openly stretching out the moment." [Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism - From Inside the Bush White House, by Bill Sammon, 10/02, p. 89] When the lesson was over, Bush said to the children: "Hoo! These are great readers. Very impressive! Thank you all so much for showing me your reading skills. I bet they practice too. Don't you? Reading more than they watch TV? Anybody do that? Read more than you watch TV? [Hands go up] Oh that's great! Very good. Very important to practice! Thanks for having me. Very impressed." [Transcribed from Booker video, Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism - From Inside the Bush White House, by Bill Sammon, 10/02, pp. 89-90]

Bush still continued to talk, advising the children to stay in school and be good citizens. [Tampa Tribune, 9/1/02, St. Petersburg Times, 9/8/02 (B)] One student asked Bush a question, and he gave a quick response on his education policy. [New York Post, 9/12/02]

The only source to describe what happened next is Fighting Back by Bill Sammon. Publishers Weekly described Sammon's book as an "inside account of the Bush administration's reaction to 9-11 [and] a breathless, highly complimentary portrait of the president [showing] the great merit and unwavering moral vision of his inner circle." [Publisher's Weekly, 10/15/02] Sammon's conservative perspective makes his account of Bush's behavior at the end of the photo-op all the more surprising. Bush is described as smiling and chatting with the children "as if he didn't have a care in the world" and "in the most relaxed manner imaginable." White House aide Gordon Johndroe, then came in as he usually does at the end of press conferences, and said, "Thank you, press. If you could step out the door we came in, please." A reporter then asked, "Mr. President, are you aware of the reports of the plane crash in New York? Is there anything...", But Bush interrupted, and no doubt recalling his order, "DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET," Bush responded, "I'll talk about it later." But still the president did not leave. "He stepped forward and shook hands with [classroom teacher] Daniels, slipping his left hand behind her in another photo-op pose. He was taking his good old time. ...Bush lingered until the press was gone." [Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism - From Inside the Bush White House, by Bill Sammon, 10/02, p. 90]

Think about that: rather than rush out of the room at the first chance, Bush actually stayed until after all the dozens of reporters had left! Having just been told of a Pearl Harbor-type attack on US soil, Bush was indeed "openly stretching out the moment." But he still wasn't done. Bush then turned to principal Tose-Rigell, who was waiting to take him to the library for his speech on education. He explained to her about the terror attacks and why he had to leave. [Fighting Back: The War on Terrorism - From Inside the Bush White House, by Bill Sammon, 10/02, p. 90] Finally, he went to an empty classroom next door where his staff was based. [ABC News, 9/11/02] Given that Bush's program was supposed to end at 9:20, he left the classroom only a couple of minutes earlier than planned, if even that. [Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 9/16/01]


Go read the article. Talk about an "Empty Suit." When Kerry had a chance to lead, he stepped up to the plate and hit a home run. When Kerry was bravely fighting the Viet Cong, Bush was fighting for a spot in the line at the keg.

And when Bush was suddenly thrust into a leadership role, he failed miserably, preferring to slink away and hide (like he did 30 years earlier), while others did the heavy lifting... and people died in the Pentagon as a result.

Face it, Conservitards... this guy should never have been elected dogcatcher, much less President. Oh wait... I forgot... he wasn't elected President....
 
2004-08-16 04:01:16 PM  
How many of you Republicans are going to be affected by the Bush administrations new rules on overtime pay?

The final regulation that would take away overtime pay from millions of America's workers was issued by the Bush administration in April. Effective Aug. 23, employers may begin to reclassify their employees as exempt-denying them the right to overtime pay.

I suspect that many of you guys are about to get farked by the president you are defending to the end. Don't worry you are in good company. The military is getting it worse.
 
2004-08-16 04:03:49 PM  
Democrats say that Bush should have contacted NORAD and issued the order to shoot down any aircraft that could potentially be a threat. What if he would have done this? Democrats would then be screaming at Bush for being too hasty in the decision. Then he would have to prove to everyone that the plane was actually aimed at a target. You can't prove something like that. He would then be blamed for killing his own citizens on something that was just a hunch. He did what he could. Which was nothing.
 
2004-08-16 04:04:41 PM  
Alexander Tyler, writing about the fall of the Athenian Republic.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage."
 
2004-08-16 04:05:38 PM  
Man, unemployment must really be down when some NSFW website can't even get decent looking chicks to pose for them.
 
2004-08-16 04:08:47 PM  
Bravo, ColdFusion!

He definitely could have handled it better, but what President could have handled that situation perfectly? Even Mayor Giuliani has been harshly criticized while most think he handled everything as good as anyone could have.
 
2004-08-16 04:13:04 PM  
Um.... it was Dubya who railed incessantly about how his administration needed a massive tax cut in order to create jobs.

Then, after a few years and poor job performance, it's the Republican mantra that it's not the government's responsibility to give people jobs.

In that case, only the most pessimistic extreme left liberals were right: the tax cuts were truly a thinly veiled attempt to give millions of dollars to a few billionaires and were never realistically expected to help most Americans.
 
2004-08-16 04:15:02 PM  
ColdFusion

"Sir, there's a situation. Like 99% of the U.S. right now, thanks to numerous problems with the telephone systems and incomplete knee-jerk reporting by the press, we don't quite have a clear picture of it."

I heard that the phones were being used as an excuse for the idiot son's behavior. POTUS still carries around "the football", a communication device that can instantly launch every nuclear weapon in our arsenal. Whereever the President is, so is the football.

So you're telling me that the President can launch everything we have got, but can't make a farking phone call?

/keep sippin that kool-aide
 
2004-08-16 04:16:55 PM  
Historian:

Glad to see the Alexander Tyler card played!

That means this gets posted!

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/tyler.asp

Of course, with a name like Historian, you knew this already, right?
 
2004-08-16 04:33:07 PM  
man o man

this country is heading for doom.

\buries head in sand
 
2004-08-16 04:40:32 PM  
Why am I voting for Bush at this point in time?

Spite, mostly.

Nyah!
 
2004-08-16 04:43:27 PM  
Let me see if I've got the Democratic mindset figured out.

Anything good that happened during Clinton's terms: Clinton gets the credit

Anything bad that happened during that time (like not going after Al Queda: Republicans in Congress get the blame

Anything bad that happens during Bush the Younger's term: Bush's fault

Anything good that happens *snert* during Bush the Younger's term: All the doing of Clinton

Give me a fcuking break.
 
2004-08-16 05:05:53 PM  
I sure hope all you Bushies are rich white people, for as anyone with a semblance of an education can tell you:

POOR/NONWHITE + REPUBLICAN = MORAN
 
2004-08-16 05:14:00 PM  
(R) is all you have to say anymore.
Unfortunately for all you wacko freedom hating righties, our actions define us, not the spin put on the actions.
Take a look at history and you will find this to be true.
Wouldnt it be easier to admit this admin is farked and hope to save some face for the next election? Oh wait, Republicans never admit a mistake, they simply blame the nearest Democrat.

I have more respect for registered sex offenders at this point than I do for registered Republicans.
 
2004-08-16 05:25:16 PM  
Let me see if I've got the denial mindset figured out...

Blah Blah Blah Blah Clinton's Cock Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Unemployment is down Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Bush protects us from terrorists Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah People who complain are anti-america Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah The Patriot Act makes me safe Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Gay people are Terrorists Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah It is OK to give up freedoms if it stops the bad people Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Kerry voted for the pariot act Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Kerry can't decide on issues Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Outsourcing will save US jobs Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Bush has improved the economy Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Bush is an effective leader, and knows how to fight terror Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

That pretty much how you see things?

... Ugh... feel dirty just writing some of that stuff.

Bad thing is that this post is just going to make you MORE pro-bush, because you are going to feel obligated to defend him/yourself... and once more you will take his side.

*shrug* Ahh well. Maybe it'll really piss off some Bushy and give them an aneurysm or something
 
2004-08-16 05:31:23 PM  
Just remember, while Bush was at his photo op, a plane could have been heading for the school he was sitting in. His location was not secret. "An unknown number of enemies crashing planes into buildings? I'll just stay where I am!" Sounds like good leadership to me.
 
2004-08-16 05:35:31 PM  
Everyone mash their respective button until this round ends and the next one starts. You've played this game before, I believe.
 
2004-08-16 05:37:23 PM  
Play it again, Sam.
 
2004-08-16 05:41:17 PM  
Y'all are still at it? This is pathetic.
 
2004-08-16 05:41:46 PM  
No one has yet used the word "pablum". I am disappointed in the lack of thoroughness displayed by partisans in this thread. You aren't trying hard enough!

For shame.
 
2004-08-16 05:46:44 PM  
Yeeep, that about sums it up. A comedian on Comedy Central said something along the lines of, "I don't know why everyone hates Bush. The economy's in the crapper, we're at war, and everything's on fire. I don't know about you, but I was expecting this to happen."
 
2004-08-16 05:46:49 PM  
Kerrykabob, wanna take bets on how many terrorist attacks Clinton actually stopped during his presidency? of course, we'll never know for sure because we DIDNT HAVE ANY. oh right, you'll say, what about the first WTC bombing...you know, thirty-eight days after Clinton had taken office. well I'm very pleased to remind you that the men who perpetrated that act are all safely behind bars. I think the very fact that we WERE getting reports about terrorists planning to crash planes into buildings as early as 95, YET they only exceeded after Clinton left office is fairly telling, dont you?
 
2004-08-16 05:51:05 PM  
HOLY SHEET!!!!


Reading everything the libtards are posting that MoveOn.org and Michael Moore TOLD them to say has really made them look like a bunch of paranoid ASSGRABBERS!!!


I wonder if they'll cry like biatches with skinned knees when their gold-digging, forked tongue, foot in mouth, baby killer from 'nam goes down like a 50 cent whore??



I cannot wait until the debates. sKerry cannot speak off the cuff. Bush will slaughter him



The desperation emits heavily from the libbys here


They know their man doesn't have a chance in hell


Oh...and please post some irrevelant poll numbers that can convince me that I am wrond in the sum 70 odd days to the election



and I also have to laugh at the n00bs here giving Clinton the credit for the jobs that the internet bubble created
 
2004-08-16 05:54:31 PM  
Miccosukee:
"Yes to running out of cruise missles, blowing up important things like tents."

Yes... when those tents, it turns out, were in training camps for Al Qaeda.

You, sir, are a tool.
 
2004-08-16 06:02:33 PM  
2004-08-16 05:51:05 PM bunnymud

I cannot wait until the debates. sKerry cannot speak off the cuff. Bush will slaughter him

wait, that's satire right? I'm confused. sarcasm? fallacy perhaps? sorry, I'm just trying to figure out which literary sin you just committed.
 
2004-08-16 06:06:00 PM  
Historian --

from snopes.com

The quote from "Alexander Tyler" is very likely fictitious. His name was actually "Lord Woodhouselee, Alexander Fraser Tytler," and he was a Scottish historian/professor who wrote several books in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

However, there is no record of The Fall of the Athenian Republic or The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic in the Library of Congress, which has several other titles by Tytler. This quote has also been cited as being from Tytler's Universal History or from his Elements of General History, Ancient and Modern, books that do exist. These books seem the most likely source of the quote, as they contain extensive discussions of the political systems in historic civilizations, including Athens. Universal History was published after, and based upon, Elements of General History, which was a collection of Professor Tytler's lecture notes.

Tytler's book, Universal history, from the creation of the world to the beginning of the eighteenth century, is available for viewing and searching on-line. The complete text was searched for each of the following phrases:
Athenian Republic
democracy
generous gifts
public treasury
loose fiscal
fiscal
bondage
200 years
two hundred years
spiritual faith
In no case was text identified that was remotely similar in words or intent to the alleged Tytler quote.
 
2004-08-16 06:17:44 PM  
Can anyone imagine what the Kerry/Moore crowd would be saying if Bush had followed their advice and issued shootdown order on those seven minutes on 9/11?

"..and what did the shrub do when we were attacked?? HE FARKING JOINED IN AND KILLED MORE AMERICANS!"

Asshats.
 
2004-08-16 06:27:52 PM  
Triaxis

Can anyone imagine what the Kerry/Moore crowd would be saying if Bush had followed their advice and issued shootdown order on those seven minutes on 9/11?

"..and what did the shrub do when we were attacked?? HE FARKING JOINED IN AND KILLED MORE AMERICANS!"

Asshats.


Neo-fascists come up with the funniest rationalizations to explain the weakness, stupidity and cowardice of their leaders.

"yeah, and if Mussolini wasn't oppressing, arresting and "disappearing" thousands and ruling his country with an iron fist, you bleeding heart lefties would just be complaining about how the trains don't run on time!"
 
2004-08-16 06:30:08 PM  
Weakner

Kerrykabob, wanna take bets on how many terrorist attacks Clinton actually stopped during his presidency? of course, we'll never know for sure because we DIDNT HAVE ANY. oh right, you'll say, what about the first WTC bombing...you know, thirty-eight days after Clinton had taken office. well I'm very pleased to remind you that the men who perpetrated that act are all safely behind bars. I think the very fact that we WERE getting reports about terrorists planning to crash planes into buildings as early as 95, YET they only exceeded after Clinton left office is fairly telling, dont you?

in all fairness, there were several attakcs against American interests on foreign soil and a domestic terrorist attack that didn't involve Islamic fundamentalism during his tenure.
 
2004-08-16 06:32:35 PM  
bunnymud

I cannot wait until the debates. Kerry cannot speak off the cuff. Bush will slaughter him

You're joking right?
 
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