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bug
2001-07-30 12:08:57 PM  
this "Clinton got all the breaks" attitude is asinine
 
2001-07-30 12:09:36 PM  
Bush doesn't have to care what we think...He didn't cvare what we thought about the elction that he lost, and he still got to be president...

3Horn
 
2001-07-30 12:10:19 PM  
Ok, Bush gets a point for style. But that's one out of a thousand for competency. shiat, here comes the audit...
 
2001-07-30 12:12:01 PM  
" Who cares what you think ", that's appropriate. Newsmax sure gets on here a lot...
 
2001-07-30 12:17:53 PM  
One of these days Laura! I'm gonna' punch you in the face!
 
2001-07-30 12:19:20 PM  
If i had realized it was newsmax i wouldn't have clicked the link-- what garbage!!! (Who keeps posting these links anyways?)
But now its too late...
the "Who cares what you think?" is freighteningly in line with that (to paraphrase)'would be easier if this was a dictatorship' bunch of crap. This asshole scares me more everyday. And these newsmax creeps are proud of this sort of statment....ugh. This stuff would be funny from a standup comic- not the leader of the free world. God help us all.
 
Rei
2001-07-30 12:23:18 PM  
Captain_Blasphemy:
I know, its getting annoying :P

OOC, are there *any* blatantly liberal sources out there, like these blatantly conservative ones?

Another thing: Clinton had nothing to do with Mendoza. Unless you believe the story that there was some "never shown" video tape where Clinton pointed Mendoza out. She screamed at him and accused him of being the cause of deaths of 19 men. I don't blame the secret service for holding her overnight. Bush, on the other hand, had a "you're a bad president" line. Whee. And they're *really* stretching if they think the president has any control whatsoever over who gets audited :P

-= rei =-
 
2001-07-30 12:25:50 PM  
oh geez..! did ANY of you understand the point of the article? i'm no fan of bush, but i have to admit i respect him tons more than clinton. and so many of you people still respect the man who raped juanita broaddrick and left her bleeding in a hotel room...and to this day has NEVER publicly denied it. if that is the type of person who commands your respect...you're beyond contempt.
 
2001-07-30 12:27:47 PM  
BUSH for KING of the US!

Rei, this is Gestapo tactics. To seize someone for speaking and hold them overnight is criminal to say the least.
 
2001-07-30 12:29:39 PM  
Anyone want to tell these slanted GOP mouthpieces that Clinton isn't in office anymore? I thought they were the ones who wanted to forget about Clinton, yet they keep bringing him up.

Mmmmmmmm.....slanty
 
2001-07-30 12:31:00 PM  
This is absolutely retarded. Who is the lunatic submitted all of these phony NewsMax stories? So NewsMax was there for a small, quiet exchange between two people?

And what about those English protesters that were arrested for mooning Bush? Where was the slick Bush with his witty comebacks then?
 
2001-07-30 12:35:50 PM  
"She screamed at him and accused him of being the cause of deaths of 19 men. I don't blame the secret service for holding her overnight."

Yeah.. they shoulda SHOT her. I guess it was justifed to audit her. Like how alot of Clinton enemies were just audited. Right?

as for blantant liberal sources of news. Try CNN. :)

"This is absolutely retarded. Who is the lunatic submitted all of these phony NewsMax stories?"

Excuse me Icky...

"so many of you people still respect the man who raped juanita broaddrick and left her bleeding in a hotel room...and to this day has NEVER publicly denied it."

of course, denying it would have made more people believe the claim.
 
2001-07-30 12:36:24 PM  
Agreed HoJu, they keep saying that Clinton won't go away, but they're the one who make a big deal about anything he does or keep bringing up the past...

Rei: I don't know of any blatent liberal whore-monger sites that update as frequently as NewsMax or RightWingNews, but there's some fun reading at:

http://democrats.com/display.cfm?id=112

3Horn
 
2001-07-30 12:36:41 PM  
Grav8e- Are we supposed to apprecitate and respect this nimrods candor (or some would say lack of control over his idiotic flapping tongue) or his utter contempt for his constituents? I think thats the point everyone took away-- and that noone here (I know I don't) respect. Or is there something were missing...please illuminate me.
 
2001-07-30 12:47:38 PM  
BUSH IS THE MAN!!!
thats the most hilarious comment i've ever heard a president say!

ha!!
"who cares what you think?"
i would have loved to see the look on that fark's face after Bush said that to him!
 
2001-07-30 12:49:48 PM  
then again, if Clinton said that. Who knows what would have happened.

and it's not like Bush took an insult from a person and said that. He took an insult from a congressman and said that. There is a difference.

RF
 
2001-07-30 12:52:23 PM  
because a congressman isnt a person right, ;) hehe

fark bush fark clinton. Were all screwed.
 
2001-07-30 12:54:31 PM  
Rei, ask and you shall receive: The Nation, king of the Liberal mags
 
Rei
2001-07-30 01:00:51 PM  
RobbieFal:
Clinton does not have, and never had, control over the IRS. Period. 1-1.5% of the population gets audited every year. Thousands of people are at odds with clinton. Get over it.

200 Bush Protesters Arrested
Austin anti-war protesters arrested (Bush's father this time)
Protesters arrested at Bush Inauguration
Bush protesters arrested in Tampa

The list is much, much longer, I don't have time to post all of the different times people have been arrested for opposing Bush.

Please, get over it.

-= rei =-
 
Rei
2001-07-30 01:06:25 PM  
Mitch Cumstein:

Not as bad as NewsMax ;) The Nation is both democrats and 3rd party supporters, while NewsMax is solidly Republican. But, at least its something :)

-= rei =-
 
2001-07-30 01:11:30 PM  
Rei- do you pronounce that 'ray'?
Because your're intelligent, thoughtful and well researched arguments *are* a ray on sunshine on these boards.
You rock!
 
2001-07-30 01:17:48 PM  
Rei, I agree with you. Clinton had no control whatsoever. No control over his penis, the FBI, the IRS, his stupid wife. No control.
 
2001-07-30 01:18:44 PM  
Actually, Fuzzy, you're right. I don't want to be in the position of defending Bush. I suppose it comes down to the level of disgust I feel towards him is virtually non-existant...especially compared the the disgust I feel towards his (a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a39ea902128fc.htm">predecessor​. For once I would love to see a president with a boring life but with fantastic ideas for our nation. Unfortunately, people want style over substance...loud and obnoxious socialists like Nader over intelligent and articulate folks.
 
2001-07-30 01:19:35 PM  
 
2001-07-30 01:24:26 PM  
Philadelphian Bill Langley claims he was in mid-presidential handshake when he told Bush, "I hope you serve only four years. I'm very disappointed in your work so far."

Bush kept smiling and never lost his cool, but through a presidential grin fired back, "Who cares what you think?"


You've to love this! What an absolute brilliant response. No amount of comeback from Philadelphian Bill Langley could top that.
 
2001-07-30 01:26:45 PM  
Funny you should put it that way, I was just reading an article on The Nation's website that said that the majority of independant voters who voted for Bush did so because he postitioned himself as the opposite of Clinton...Guess that's good news for their credibility.

3Horn
 
2001-07-30 01:27:45 PM  
Grav8e: Browne can never win. He and the other parties get wiped out by the fat cat Dems & Reps (the same but different).

The Libertarian Party needs to put up a young candidate and have him or her run for many years to get their name embedded into the small American voter's mind.
 
2001-07-30 01:27:54 PM  
I suppose ole' Bill could have said somethink like "At least I'm capable of thinking for myself", which is certainly more than Georgie Boy can do...

3Horn
 
2001-07-30 01:28:22 PM  
I think the reporter is confusing Bush's controlled smile with an empty blank stare. It is obvious that Bush didn't know that he was being insulted.
 
2001-07-30 01:28:22 PM  
I suppose ole' Bill could have said something like "At least I'm capable of thinking for myself", which is certainly more than Georgie Boy can do...

3Horn
 
2001-07-30 01:30:05 PM  
Breaking the thread - even if the two situations were exactly as bad as implied in the article, at least Clinton did care that Ms. 19-dead had to say. And I don't even mean that facetiously. I'm with FuzzyMonkey on this one: just where does the joke end, and the kernel of truth begin? A witty retort is one thing (and in my opinion this one belongs down amongst the worst wincers anyway), but an in-your-face "fark you, I don't have to care what you think" is another. A possible robust reply would have been "My constituency, Sir. I was voted into office to care what they think, each one of them, and they do care what I think."
As for the Clinton deal - call me a whining liberal, but what is the appropriate reaction when accosted by a person who makes you, quite irrationally, and in a quite emotional manner, personally responsible for several deaths? Shrug it off, and if they're a nutcase with a gun, then so be it?
 
2001-07-30 01:30:07 PM  
Rei:OOC, are there *any* blatantly liberal sources out there, like these blatantly conservative ones?

www.DemocratUnderground qualifies. So too does www.democratic-alliance.com. Although a better term for them is 'rabid' rather than 'blatant'.

And they're *really* stretching if they think the president has any control whatsoever over who gets audited :P

He's got lots of control. Any member of Congress can request an audit of anyone, and it's a simple matter for the Prez to pick up the phone and have one of his party members submit one. The Clinton administration fought tooth and nail to keep the IRS from having to make public those requests, and battle is still in the courts. Do you think it's just a fantastic coincidence that Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Billy Dale, and dozens of convervative organizations all drew audits? And don't forget that an IRS official freely admitted that the audit of the Western Journalism Center was politically motivated, confirmed by a later Treasury Department report. The resulting publicity forced the resignation of Clinton's IRS Commissioner, Margaret Milner Richardson.

So, yes, the President can get someone audited. Easily.
 
2001-07-30 01:32:13 PM  
If I may Grav8e:

AN OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY CLINTON
BY JUANITA BROADDRICK
'DO YOU REMEMBER?'
SUNDAY OCT 15, 2000

As I watched Rick Lazio's interview on Fox News this morning, I felt compelled to write this open letter to you, Mrs. Clinton. Brit Hume asked Mr. Lazio's views regarding you as a person and how he perceived you as a candidate. Rick Lazio did not answer the question, but I know that I can. You know it, too.

I have no doubt that you are the same conniving, self-serving person you were twenty-two years ago when I had the misfortune to meet you. When I see you on television, campaigning for the New York senate race, I can see the same hypocrisy in your face that you displayed to me one evening in 1978. You have not changed.

I remember it as though it was yesterday. I only wish that it were yesterday and maybe there would still be time to do something about what your husband, Bill Clinton, did to me. There was a political rally for Mr. Clinton's bid for governor of Arkansas. I had obligated myself to be at this rally prior to my being assaulted by your husband in April, 1978. I had made up my mind to make an appearance and then leave as soon as the two of you arrived. This was a big mistake, but I was still in a state of shock and denial. You had questioned the gentleman who drove you and Mr. Clinton from the airport. You asked him about me and if I would be at the gathering. Do you remember? You told the driver, "Bill has talked so much about Juanita", and that you were so anxious to meet me. Well, you wasted no time. As soon as you entered the room, you came directly to me and grabbed my hand. Do you remember how you thanked me, saying "we want to thank you for everything that you do for Bill". At that point, I was pretty shaken and started to walk off. Remember how you kept a tight grip on my hand and drew closer to me? You repeated your statement, but this time with a coldness and look that I have seen many times on television in the last eight years. You said, "Everything you do for Bill". You then released your grip and I said nothing and left the gathering.

What did you mean, Hillary? Were you referring to my keeping quiet about the assault I had suffered at the hands of your husband only two weeks before? Were you warning me to continue to keep quiet? We both know the answer to that question.

Yes, I can answer Brit Hume's question. You are the same Hillary that you were twenty years ago. You are cold, calculating and self-serving. You cannot tolerate the thought that you will soon be without the power you have wielded for the last eight years. Your effort to stay in power will be at the expense of the state of New York. I only hope the voters of New York will wake up in time and realize that Hillary Clinton is not an honorable or an honest person.

I will end by asking if you believe the statements I made on NBC Dateline when Lisa Myers asked if I had been assaulted and raped by your husband? Or perhaps, you are like Vice-President Gore and did not see the interview.

Juanita Broaddrick
Arkansas
 
2001-07-30 01:34:56 PM  
Ickymettle:And what about those English protesters that were arrested for mooning Bush? Where was the slick Bush with his witty comebacks then?

Let me point out that the UK isn't the US. If the Brits go about abusing their own citizens (as they do in oh so many ways) then that's their fault, not Bush's.
 
2001-07-30 01:35:42 PM  
Wow. I've just been rereading the thread. There are actually people who found Bush's comment witty? Man, you guys need to read some Spooner, or Wilde. Whatever.
 
2001-07-30 01:39:34 PM  
Grav8e - uh, thanks for the link , i guess. Not sure why I should believe any of that was really written by Broderick (source Drudge) or (even less likely) that any of this is true. You're entitled to your opinions about Clinton-- personally I like the guy. (And 99% of what the Republicans have said about him can be easily refuted or is irrelevant- ie his extramarital affair- to the conduct of his former position. The other 1%, you ask-- I for one don't know-- too busy with the other lies and crap) But don't see what this has to do with W's inserting his foot into his mouth again??? No he's not like Clinton-- and thats really sucks. Why can't the repubs let the Clinton bashing go anyway?
And those that are upset at people bashing Bush-- You had yer chance-- don't dish it out if ya can't take it.

Continuing to dis Clinton is not going to hide the fact that you guys voted for this guy-- not that it really mattered-- he's not interested in what the people of the US want or have to say-- much less bother to count their votes.
 
2001-07-30 01:40:29 PM  
BruteForce: The dems only care about women for votes and vaginas.

Hillary is the weakest biatch for putting up with Bill.
 
2001-07-30 01:44:06 PM  
DemocraticUnderground.com? fine site. If you wanna be locked out of your posting account and banned for questioning their liberal views. Then go there.

Rei- did Nixon have control over the IRS? did Nixon deserve to be impeached and removed more than Clinton did?

You look silly by trying to claim that Clinton couldn't influence the IRS.

What will you do with your refund? Send it to Ted Kennedy to let him spend it for you?

RF
 
2001-07-30 01:46:06 PM  
Rei:

www.alternet.org is pretty blatantly liberal ( 'scuse my weak html skilz ) if you care to check it out. I've tried posting articles from there but they never get on. :(
 
2001-07-30 01:46:16 PM  
Bush kept smiling and never lost his cool, but through a presidential grin fired back, "Who cares what you think?"
So good, I had to repeat it. "Who cares what you think?" Brief, to the point. Childish (maybe), but it was perfect for the situation and it hit home like no amount of carefully thought out retort could have. Bush is prez, Philadelphian Bill Langley is insignificant.
God, that was funny.
 
2001-07-30 01:48:25 PM  
I'm no fan of Bush (the president, that is). But I'm glad to see he's gained a little more savvy than he had when allowed the press to hear him calling people "class A assholes." Even if the comments are warranted, he should know better (which is probably the self-same advice he gives to his little princesses).
 
2001-07-30 01:51:50 PM  
Clutch: I guess that's a little better than the GOP, they seem to be only interested in women for their vaginas, and then only if they get to tell them what to do with it.

Robbie: Bill had a couple hummers, Nixon was trying to rig an election...Under that standard I guess I could try to have Bush impeached for not allowing the winner of the popular to be President...

3Horn
 
2001-07-30 01:54:35 PM  
Diogenes -

Allowing the press to hear his 'asshole' comment was planned on Bush's part. It had the effect of making Clymer a joke and... insignificant, just like Philadelphian Bill Langley. Bush is a calculating fellow.
 
2001-07-30 01:59:05 PM  
Clutch...in fact, Hillary tolerates Bill for one reason. Power. It got her into the Senate, didn't it? It may even get her into the White House in a few years. And I guess I would agree with you about Harry Browne...I just am wary of playing the R and D game of "style over substance" as I stated before.

And you know...if I have to hear anyone else talking about the frikkin' election. Bush won the election. Popular votes did not (and were never intended to) decide it. The Supreme Court did not decide it. The Electoral College decided it...just as it was supposed to. Get over it.
 
2001-07-30 01:59:35 PM  
Well said 3horn.

Diogenes- I don't understnad why ppl give credit to this moron for exceeding expectations of being a total incoherent moron. Georgy make a funny- where's my cookie. Seriously, for farks sake it should be a preerquisite to the job-- not bonus when he string to clever a few clever words. And aside from that, the point is not if it is witty or not the statment is totally inapproprite. It is not cute or acceptable to have the pres joke about the sort of things. It is his farking job to care. Not funny at all.
Sorry i don't really have a sense of humor when the man that stole the election out from under the American ppl, makes jokes about being a dictator or not caring about what the public thinks.
 
2001-07-30 02:01:42 PM  
Your popular vote statement shows your ignorance of our Constitution. Try reading it and understanding its intent.
 
Rei
2001-07-30 02:03:20 PM  
Oh, of course the president controls the IRS. That's why the IRS audited Nixon (over 30 investigators - they collected several hundred thousand dollars), and Spiro Agnew. mmhmm. Certain parties can launch a *treasury department* investigation into *the IRS*, but they can't launch an IRS audit. For example, they launched an investigation into Broderik's audit. It turned up to be perfectly legitimate. Members of congress can also request audits into campaign contributions, but that's different.

I don't know the details of the Broaddrick case - that's why I haven't been commenting on that. But these accusations are patently stupid. There have been far more frequent arrests of protestors against Bush than Clinton. To find one case where Bush didn't have someone arrested, and one case where someone was arrested for screaming at Clinton about how he was responsible for the deaths of 19 people, is shoddy journalism at the worst. Its deception.

-= rei =-
 
2001-07-30 02:04:09 PM  
Ya
Read your constitution, the president is elected on electorial votes, not popular votes.

By the Way, Bush DID win the popular vote. 5 to 4.
 
2001-07-30 02:06:32 PM  
Rei: here's another lib website:
http://www.amliberals.com/
 
2001-07-30 02:07:53 PM  
This guy wasn't one of Bush's corporate puppeteers, so of course Bush didn't care what he said.
 
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