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2008-02-22 05:54:59 PM
what's interesting is that this library will be the sharp point in the revisionist history spear that these shiatheels are constructing to protect their legacy from being one of murderers and profiteers.

you're going to see a lot of bullshiatting coming out of that epicenter of suck. i prefer hipposhiat though, if you've seen one take a dump you'll know why it's so appropriate.
 
2008-02-22 05:56:56 PM
the_american_president: You know, you Bush-haters are going to have to find a new hobby soon. Maybe you could take up watercolor painting or tying rag rugs or something? 'Cause, you know, this shiat has gotten old. Eight years of "Bush is teh STOOPID and he stinks and is a poopie head and we hatez him, we hatez him FOREVAR!!".

I mean, why are you spending so much of your mental energy disliking him? That's like letting someone else use your brain rent-free. You arent' gonna get your impeachment; you arent' gonna get an indictment; you aren't gonna get a perp-walk down the White House lawn. It ain't gonna happen. Get over it. Live in the now!

I understand disliking the *policies* of a given public servant, but the personal hatred so many people have for Bush baffles me. It's like he's every boogeyman and villain the Left has ever imagined and feared; at once a dunce and a malign genius, a naive yokel and a Machiavellian genius. I just have to wonder where all that mental energy the Left has been spending over the past eight years is going to go when Bush is out of office; hopefully they will channel it into more productive avenues.



I guess I can say that Bush's efforts to mitigate poverty and the AIDS epidemic in Africa have been at least a partial feather in his cap. I'll give the man his props on that.

But literally everything else his administration has done in the past 8-ish years has been completely basted in wrong-sauce. Wrong in ways I didn't even know were possible. And as if that weren't enough, he has degraded the office he holds in the eyes of the entire world with his boorish manner, his obvious lack of intellectual curiosity and his unmitigated arrogance. He makes me ashamed.

I'm no libtard ideologue, either. I voted for his father, and would happily do so again (instead of that farking hump Dukakis). And as a true America-lover, I have to reserve my gut-level hatred for those who have done her the most harm. The Bush administration heads that list. I despise them completely and utterly.

My hatred of Bush and his minions is both more justified and more powerful than the floor-humpers' enmity for Hillary Rodham Clinton. And that is a powerful statement, my friend.
 
2008-02-22 05:57:25 PM
equilibrium: I'm not a fan of George W, but Stryyder is correct in that it was reported to the media by Bush's aides that there was such a reading contest. Here's the link:

A Humbled Presidency @ USN&WR

I'm not saying I believe that, mind you, but there's the article. The 60 book claim is in the first paragraph.
 
2008-02-22 05:59:06 PM
Three legged dog: Sir Charles: i like the part where a bunch of basement dwellers ridicule the most powerful man in the world.

Don't even bother. These people are so pathetic and bitter that this is all they have to look forward to in life.



Ya know the Democrat Party is indeed the Party of choice for the proverbial 'angry young man' (or woman)
 
2008-02-22 06:00:18 PM
Irony is the fact that bush reads more books in a month than most Farkers do in a year....

He should do less reading and more leading.

Signed,
Councilman L. Winan
 
2008-02-22 06:01:33 PM
equilibrium: bored-parts-guy: and you guys think Carter is a genius.

/perspective people

Lets see, Carter did post grad work in nuclear physics, was elected president of the United States, negotiated peace between Israel and Egypt and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

What did you say you've done with your life again?


Post Grad work in nuclear physics do you mean was in the nuclear Navy???

From his bio at the Carter Library

He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a submariner, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and rising to the rank of lieutenant. Chosen by Admiral Hyman Rickover for the nuclear submarine program, he was assigned to Schenectady, N.Y., where he took graduate work at Union College in reactor technology and nuclear physics, and served as senior officer of the pre-commissioning crew of the Seawolf.

Never got a graduate degree
Post Graduate work was a special Canadian/US military program for cleaning reactor leaks he never completed his nuclear training.
Couldnt get past an O-3 after over 7 1/2 years in the Navy today O-3 is guaranteed after 4 years.

Now listen getting into Rickover's Navy is not easy you need a heavy physics background but if he excelled he would have been a
LT Cmdr after 6-7 years. They State the reason for his discharge being his fathers death however I have doubts as to that being the only reason.
 
2008-02-22 06:01:34 PM
The GWB Library collection will consist mostly of Yu-Gi-Oh! Price Guides, ha ha ha! It is a joke!
 
2008-02-22 06:03:23 PM
equilibrium: bored-parts-guy: and you guys think Carter is a genius.

/perspective people

Lets see, Carter did post grad work in nuclear physics, was elected president of the United States, negotiated peace between Israel and Egypt and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

What did you say you've done with your life again?


i flunked out of college, did a stint in the army, flunked out of college again, got devorced, lost my dog, and got chained to this work station.
 
2008-02-22 06:03:45 PM
Duhhhh...

Leave my Bushie-poo alone!!! Whimper. Sniffle.

Hurrrr....
 
2008-02-22 06:05:05 PM
Stryyder: minnesotaboy: Stryyder: Irony is the fact that bush reads more books in a month than most Farkers do in a year....

And you base that on what???

There was a book reading contest between Bush and Karl Rove I think back in 2006 In Eight Months bush read something like 60 books.


Source? And, if true, which books? I mean it could be children's books for all we know.
 
2008-02-22 06:06:27 PM
I will attack George Bush's intellectual laziness with intellectually lazy humor!


Me smart!
 
2008-02-22 06:06:38 PM
bored-parts-guy: Nightsweat: bored-parts-guy: and you guys think Carter is a genius.

/perspective people

Well, he can pronounce nuclear correctly.

yes, and he knows how to reach double digit unemployment AND inflation


Wait three months.
 
2008-02-22 06:07:31 PM
*looks around*

Damn that was some Grade A troll bait there and I didn't even get a nibble.

/*slinks away*
 
2008-02-22 06:09:56 PM
Antarctic Fox: I'm not saying I believe that, mind you, but there's the article. The 60 book claim is in the first paragraph.

Oh I read that article as well. I think its bullshiat and here's why:

60 books
Lets be kind and say 250 pages per book
That's about 15000 pages
Lets say two minutes per page since he's actually supposed to be reading and thinking about them.
That's about two hours of just reading a day (60*250*2/8/30/60)

Well I guess he might have been able to pull that off and still do his job as president... How many months of vacation did he take in 2006?
 
2008-02-22 06:10:58 PM
bored-parts-guy: i flunked out of college, did a stint in the army, flunked out of college again, got devorced, lost my dog, and got chained to this work station.

Yeah I think that about puts the value of your opinion in perspective.
 
2008-02-22 06:14:00 PM
Jokes aside, this is going to be the most important presidential library ever built, by far. The records surrounding 9/11, the war, the economic issues, and the nuclear status of the Norks and Iranians is a huge huge deal, and this will be a critical place to do a lot of important research.

SMU is a lame school of posing prepie kids who aren't smart enough for Rice, but I'm glad the library is in Dallas, a major city, and not in Lubbock or Waco or Midland.

But had W put this library at the University of Houston, he would have dramatically improved a large state school, and I think that would have been a nice thing to do.
 
2008-02-22 06:15:40 PM
equilibrium: Stryyder: There was a book reading contest between Bush and Karl Rove I think back in 2006 In Eight Months bush read something like 60 books.


In January 2005, George W. Bush sat down with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb, longtime host of Booknotes. When Lamb asked the president how much reading he does on a given day, Bush replied, "I read, oh, gosh, I'd say, 10, maybe, different memoranda prepared by staff." When Lamb clarified that he was asking specifically about books, the president explained, "I'm reading, I think on a good night, maybe 20 to 30 pages," before segueing into an explanation about his rigorous exercise schedule.


http://www.alternet.org/story/41015/ (new window)


Article Quotes 2005 Interview reading contest was in 2006

They question the contest without proof

Steve Benen is not a very unbiased individual in regards to the Prez is he?


List of published titles from 2006 only about half of the 60
Title Author(s) Pages Source
After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader Latell, Brian 288 CSPAN
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Bird, Kai & Sherwin, Martin J. 736 CSPAN
Beach Road Patterson, James & de Jonge, Peter 400 CSPAN
Big Bam, The: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth Montville, Leigh 400 CSPAN
Bridge at Andau, The Michener, James 288 CSPAN
Challenger Park Harrigan, Stephen 416 CSPAN
Cinnamon Skin: Travis McGee Mysteries MacDonald, John D. 336 CSPAN
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero Maraniss, David 416 CSPAN
Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History Symonds, Craig 400 CSPAN
Dreadful Lemon Sky, The MacDonald, John D. 320 CSPAN
Finding Fish: A Memoir Quenton Fisher, Antwone 352 CSPAN
Flashman at the Charge MacDonald Fraser, George 336 CSPAN
Flash for Freedom MacDonald Fraser, George 352 CSPAN
Hamlet Shakespeare, William 208 CSPAN
King Leopold's Ghost Hochschild, Adam 384 Alternet
Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power Carwardine, Richard 416 CSPAN
Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural White Jr., Ronald C. 256 CSPAN
Macbeth Shakespeare, William 256 CSPAN
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer Swanson, James L. 464 CSPAN
Mao: The Unknown Story Chang, Jung & Halliday, Jon 832 US News
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War Philbrick, Nathanial 480 CSPAN
Messenger, The Silva, Daniel 352 CSPAN
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women Brooks, Geraldine 255 US News
Places in Between, The Stewert, Rory 320 CSPAN
Polio: An American Story Oshinsky, David 368 CSPAN
Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776 McDougall, Walter 304 CSPAN
Quick Red Fox MacDonald, John D. 320 CSPAN
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different Wood, Gordon S. 336 CSPAN
A Savage War of Peace Horne, Alistair 624 NYTimes
Stranger, The Camus, Albert 160 CSPAN
Through a Glass Darkly: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Myster Leon, Donna 272 CSPAN
 
2008-02-22 06:17:44 PM
equilibrium: Antarctic Fox: I'm not saying I believe that, mind you, but there's the article. The 60 book claim is in the first paragraph.

Oh I read that article as well. I think its bullshiat and here's why:

60 books
Lets be kind and say 250 pages per book
That's about 15000 pages
Lets say two minutes per page since he's actually supposed to be reading and thinking about them.
That's about two hours of just reading a day (60*250*2/8/30/60)

Well I guess he might have been able to pull that off and still do his job as president... How many months of vacation did he take in 2006?


I read a page every 40 seconds most peole read at a page per minute at college level reading Estimate someone did based on the titles was 1.5 hours a day which is doable if you figure how much time he spends in the air and on vacation :)
 
2008-02-22 06:18:45 PM
Screw that. Bush should have gone totally Cowboy and demanded a Bush Rodeo and Hot Wings Stadium. Libraries are boring, especially when all of the interesting stuff has been Sharpied.
 
2008-02-22 06:19:18 PM
Stryyder: [commentary on Carter's study of nuclear physics and reactor technology]

I'm really getting a kick out of your reply.
 
2008-02-22 06:20:13 PM
Stryyder: There was a book reading contest between Bush and Karl Rove I think back in 2006 In Eight Months bush read something like 60 books.


In January 2005, George W. Bush sat down with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb, longtime host of Booknotes. When Lamb asked the president how much reading he does on a given day, Bush replied, "I read, oh, gosh, I'd say, 10, maybe, different memoranda prepared by staff." When Lamb clarified that he was asking specifically about books, the president explained, "I'm reading, I think on a good night, maybe 20 to 30 pages," before segueing into an explanation about his rigorous exercise schedule.


http://www.alternet.org/story/41015/ (new window)

Interesting. 8 months is approximately 222 days. at 25 pages a day (average of 20-30), that gives approximately 5550 pages read. Given that the average book is 300 pages, give or take, that means he read 18.5 books.

How did they come up with 60 again?
 
2008-02-22 06:21:53 PM
grrrrr. /I
 
2008-02-22 06:24:11 PM
I imagine the science fiction section will be massive.

/there' I avoided references to My Pet Goat, childrens' books, The Bible, book burning, censorship, and getting a cavity search from TSA at the door
 
2008-02-22 06:25:34 PM
Yeah, but Clinton got a Blowjob!

/from a GIRL!
//ewww
 
2008-02-22 06:26:40 PM
the_american_president: You know, you Bush-haters are going to have to find a new hobby soon. Maybe you could take up watercolor painting or tying rag rugs or something? 'Cause, you know, this shiat has gotten old. Eight years of "Bush is teh STOOPID and he stinks and is a poopie head and we hatez him, we hatez him FOREVAR!!".

I mean, why are you spending so much of your mental energy disliking him? That's like letting someone else use your brain rent-free. You arent' gonna get your impeachment; you arent' gonna get an indictment; you aren't gonna get a perp-walk down the White House lawn. It ain't gonna happen. Get over it. Live in the now!

I understand disliking the *policies* of a given public servant, but the personal hatred so many people have for Bush baffles me. It's like he's every boogeyman and villain the Left has ever imagined and feared; at once a dunce and a malign genius, a naive yokel and a Machiavellian genius. I just have to wonder where all that mental energy the Left has been spending over the past eight years is going to go when Bush is out of office; hopefully they will channel it into more productive avenues.


We already have.

His name is Barack Obama.
 
2008-02-22 06:28:02 PM
Calvin Coolidge: The 'veto crayon' headline was one of my favorite Fark headlines of all time.

link?
 
2008-02-22 06:28:21 PM
Stryyder: I read a page every 40 seconds most peole read at a page per minute at college level reading Estimate someone did based on the titles was 1.5 hours a day which is doable if you figure how much time he spends in the air and on vacation :)

I've never measured the rate at which I read so that was the variable I was guessing at the most. I know it varies depending on whether I'm reading pulp fiction or something that actually requires attention. It's slowest with math and physics where I can spend ten minutes going back and forth across a page to make sure I know what the hell they're getting at.

If you told me the list was Tom Clancy and other airport fiction, I'd believe you.
 
2008-02-22 06:29:10 PM
I'm still not quite getting why people hate W. so much.

He's certainly not the worst President ever; that list begins and ends with Buchanan. He's not even in the bottom ten. I think historians will probably place him pretty much in the top third -- much depends on how the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan unrolls over the coming years and decades. It's kind of funny to me in a way that so many on the Left hate Bush, because in terms of policy, he's almost indistinguishable from the man he replaced.

I repeat my original advice: the haters need to move on. Giving your life meaning by hating on a guy who doesn't even know you're alive is pretty pathetic. Get some other hobby. Start writing, play an instrument, take up running or macrame. America has weathered far tougher times than these, and will continue to do so as long as her body politic continues to function. The key to this functioning is compromise. It means that even when you disagree politically with someone, you do not demonize them and turn political differences into moral failings.
 
2008-02-22 06:29:48 PM
FTFAThe private university in Dallas has been in exclusive negotiations for more than a year. So the only surprise was when not if the deal would be announced.

Did the president write this article? Sheesh, dude, I was a science major in college, and I presume you were liberal arts. Learn to use some damn commas.
 
2008-02-22 06:30:06 PM
bored-parts-guy: and you guys think Carter is a genius.

/perspective people


HAHA!

The only presidents as bad as Bush would be Carter and Ford.

I think my perspective is just fine.

Bush is not a smart person.
 
2008-02-22 06:31:40 PM
Stryyder: I read a page every 40 seconds most peole read at a page per minute at college level reading Estimate someone did based on the titles was 1.5 hours a day which is doable if you figure how much time he spends in the air and on vacation :)

I read about ten books a month the first time I wintered in Antarctica. I would think that the President (even one who takes so many vacation days) would have significantly less time for pleasure reading than a winter-over facilities engineer at a small research station in Antarctica, hence my tendency to not believe el presidente's aides.
 
2008-02-22 06:31:43 PM
jpsm: The Bush Library? ->

naw, Seattle is too liberal for Bush-worship.
 
2008-02-22 06:33:38 PM
equilibrium: Stryyder: I read a page every 40 seconds most peole read at a page per minute at college level reading Estimate someone did based on the titles was 1.5 hours a day which is doable if you figure how much time he spends in the air and on vacation :)

I've never measured the rate at which I read so that was the variable I was guessing at the most. I know it varies depending on whether I'm reading pulp fiction or something that actually requires attention. It's slowest with math and physics where I can spend ten minutes going back and forth across a page to make sure I know what the hell they're getting at.

If you told me the list was Tom Clancy and other airport fiction, I'd believe you.


Allegedly there were alot of baseball books and my guess is he cheats and skips pages.

I have always been a fast reader I talk fast to which is tough as I sometimes have to work hard to slow down
 
2008-02-22 06:34:55 PM
the_american_president

I repeat my original advice: the haters apologists need to move on. Giving your life meaning by hating on fellating a guy who doesn't even know you're alive is pretty pathetic. Get some other hobby. Start writing, play an instrument, take up running or macrame. America has weathered far tougher times than these, and will continue to do so as long as her body politic continues to function. The key to this functioning is compromise. It means that even when you disagree agree politically with someone, you do not demonize lionize them and turn political differences into moral failings grandstanding.


You're welcome.
 
2008-02-22 06:35:09 PM
Stupid is as stupid does.

[Should be his epitaph.]
 
2008-02-22 06:36:25 PM
This myth about Bush being a moron has got to stop.


He isn't a moron.


He is simply a C average kinda guy.


Not showing off and not lagging behind.


Right smack dab in the middle of the meaty part of the bell curve.
 
2008-02-22 06:36:54 PM
Arcanum: Jokes aside, this is going to be the most important presidential library ever built, by far. The records surrounding 9/11, the war, the economic issues, and the nuclear status of the Norks and Iranians is a huge huge deal, and this will be a critical place to do a lot of important research.

I don't know how you come to that idea.It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that any documents that tend to incriminate Bush or his inner circle (or even make them look bad) will be redacted, shredded, erased or "missing" long before they ever reach the library. It'll be a very small selection of puffery, I'm betting.
 
2008-02-22 06:42:30 PM
I LOL'd

+1
 
2008-02-22 06:43:34 PM
the_american_president: I'm still not quite getting why people hate W. so much.

- Record losses in the value of the dollar
- Largest terrorist attack in US history on his watch
- Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Surging national debt
- Increased offshoring of jobs
- Collapse of the sub prime market
- Torture
- *i'm not stopping because I've run out of reasons, i'm stopping for brevity*

Unless is planning on pulling some serious black belt level economic judo that simultaneously balances the federal budget, slashes our national debt, balances the trade deficits and improves the strength of the dollar, I think he's going to be reviled for the rest of the new american century.
 
2008-02-22 06:44:22 PM
equilibrium: Unless Bush is planning...
 
2008-02-22 06:48:57 PM
craigdamage

It amazes me that so many people, such as yourself, can believe that a man who uses words like "misunderestimate" and phrases like "Is our children learning?" could actually handle the curriculum at Yale. Do you have any idea of the level of academic rigor at a top universtiy?

Wake up!

Rich. People. Buy. Things.
 
2008-02-22 06:49:30 PM
xebeche_tzu: the_american_president

I repeat my original advice: the haters apologists need to move on. Giving your life meaning by hating on fellating a guy who doesn't even know you're alive is pretty pathetic. Get some other hobby. Start writing, play an instrument, take up running or macrame. America has weathered far tougher times than these, and will continue to do so as long as her body politic continues to function. The key to this functioning is compromise. It means that even when you disagree agree politically with someone, you do not demonize lionize them and turn political differences into moral failings grandstanding.

You're welcome.


Bravo. Well played.

Compromise? Surprised a Bush supporter is familiar with the concept. Because he's tried so hard to compromise with others, yes?

Like vetoing the stem cell bill on purely religious grounds?

I have no need to turn my political and philosophical differences into moral failings. I don't even have time to get to those. The man is comprised solely of moral failings. Yay, he's trying to help Africa now! Bullshiat, pure photo-op feel-goody propaganda.
 
2008-02-22 06:51:23 PM
xebeche_tzu:

Do you honestly think that George W. Bush is the Prince of Darkness? I mean, seriously? Nothing I have said so far in any way amounts to fulsome praise for the man, and yet you seem to think that it does (your use of the word "fellating" is interesting, given the peccadilloes of the previous occupant of the Oval Office). Where does this hatred come from? I just don't understand. It's like he came up and personally kicked you in the nuts or something.

He strikes me as a fairly nice guy personally, not exactly a rocket-scientist (but who among us is?), trying to do his duty as he sees it. And yet to many on the Left, he is the absolute avatar of everything evil and corrupt and wrong (rather as Lincoln was during the Civil War for so many, I suppose). His ideas may not square with yours, but he's not doing it to spite you, or anyone else. You seem to think that he lulls himself to sleep every night dreaming up ways to make your lives miserable.

I also don't understand why so many on the Left fetishize intelligence (or lack thereof). It's not as if any of the current crop of candidates are particularly dazzling. You'd probably have to go all the way back to Eisenhower before you came to a president that was truly intellectually sharp and combined that intelligence with a subtle understanding of both domestic and international politics.
 
2008-02-22 06:57:02 PM
the_american_president: Do you honestly think that George W. Bush is the Prince of Darkness?

Absolutely not. He's just an average Joe who had no business in the Oval Office but was the son of our nation's power elite.

A man needs to know and accept his limitations. Bush's failure to do so has caused a great deal of harm to our nation.

/i can't sing to save my life
//i can live with that
///so you'll never see me on american idol
 
2008-02-22 07:01:03 PM
www.slicknovel.com
 
2008-02-22 07:01:39 PM
That image is courtesy of Andy Iceprey, by the way.
 
2008-02-22 07:03:42 PM
the_american_president
It's like he came up and personally kicked you in the nuts or something.


He kicked America in the nuts. Repeatedly. Since that doesn't bother you, I can only hope you aren't from here and can't vote.

He strikes me as a fairly nice guy personally

He's the worst President in American history, and will be remembered for the treasonous worm he is.



Spent the surplus and bankrupted the treasury.

Shattered record for biggest annual deficit in history.

Set economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12 month period.

Set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market.

First president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.

First president in US history to enter office with a criminal record.

First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history.

After taking the entire month of August off for vacation, presided over the worst security failure in US history.

Set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips than any other president in US history.

In my first two years in office over 2 million Americans lost their job.

Cut unemployment benefits for more out of work Americans than any president in US history.

Set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12 month period.

Appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than any president in US history.

Set the record for the least amount of press conferences than any president since the advent of television.

Signed more laws and executive orders circumventing the Constitution than any president in US history.

Presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to intervene when corruption was revealed.

Presided over the highest gasoline prices in US history and refused to use the national reserves as past presidents have.

Cut healthcare benefits for war veterans.

Set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously take to the streets to protest
me (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind. (http://www.hyperreal.org/~dana/marches/)

Dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.

My presidency is the most secretive and un-accountable of any in US history.

Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US history. (the 'poorest' multi-millionaire, Condoleezza Rice has an Chevron oil tanker named after her).

Had more states to simultaneously go bankrupt than any president in the history of the United States.

Presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud of any market in any country in the history of the world.

Created the largest government department bureaucracy in the history of the United States.

Set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases, more than any president in US history.

First president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the human rights commission.

First president in US history to have the United Nations remove the US from the elections monitoring board.

Removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of congressional oversight than any presidential administration in US history.

Rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant.

Withdrew from the World Court of Law.

Refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.

First president in US history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US elections).

All-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate campaign donations.

My biggest life-time campaign contributor presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).

Spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US history.

First president in US history to unilaterally attack a sovereign nation against the will of the United Nations and the world community.

First president to run and hide when the US came under attack (and then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1)


Took the biggest world sympathy for the US after 911, and in less than a year made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history).

With a policy of 'dis-engagement' created the most hostile Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years.

Fist US president in history to have a majority of the people of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and stability.

First US president in history to have the people of South Korea more threatened by the US than their immediate neighbor, North Korea.

Changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

Set all-time record for number of administration appointees who violated US law by not selling huge investments in corporations bidding for government contracts.

Failed to fulfill my pledge to get Osama Bin Laden 'dead or alive'.

Failed to capture the anthrax killer who tried to murder the leaders of our country at the United States Capitol building. After 18 months I have no leads and zero suspects.

In the 18 months following the 911 attacks I have successfully prevented any public investigation into the biggest security failure in the history of the United States.

Removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any other president in US history.

In a little over two years created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided the US has ever been since the civil war.

Entered office with the strongest economy in US history and in less than two years turned every single economic category heading straight down.

And that is not even close to a complete list. Vacation in New Orleans if you want to see more of his administration's beauty
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2008-02-22 07:03:49 PM
SanDamiano: Calvin Coolidge: The 'veto crayon' headline was one of my favorite Fark headlines of all time.

link?


img1.fark.net President Bush breaks out his veto crayon, takes a bite, and draws a frownie face on the Emergency Iraq Spending Bill (new window)
 
2008-02-22 07:04:44 PM
equilibrium: the_american_president: Do you honestly think that George W. Bush is the Prince of Darkness?

Absolutely not. He's just an average Joe who had no business in the Oval Office but was the son of our nation's power elite.

A man needs to know and accept his limitations. Bush's failure to do so has caused a great deal of harm to our nation.


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2008-02-22 07:07:14 PM
the_american_president: xebeche_tzu:

Do you honestly think that George W. Bush is the Prince of Darkness? I mean, seriously? Nothing I have said so far in any way amounts to fulsome praise for the man, and yet you seem to think that it does (your use of the word "fellating" is interesting, given the peccadilloes of the previous occupant of the Oval Office). Where does this hatred come from? I just don't understand. It's like he came up and personally kicked you in the nuts or something.


The way he took the international goodwill of 9.11 and made us hated by most of the world while running our country into the ground economically kinda feels that way.

He strikes me as a fairly nice guy personally, not exactly a rocket-scientist (but who among us is?), trying to do his duty as he sees it. And yet to many on the Left, he is the absolute avatar of everything evil and corrupt and wrong (rather as Lincoln was during the Civil War for so many, I suppose). His ideas may not square with yours, but he's not doing it to spite you, or anyone else. You seem to think that he lulls himself to sleep every night dreaming up ways to make your lives miserable.

I also don't understand why so many on the Left fetishize intelligence (or lack thereof). It's not as if any of the current crop of candidates are particularly dazzling. You'd probably have to go all the way back to Eisenhower before you came to a president that was truly intellectually sharp and combined that intelligence with a subtle understanding of both domestic and international politics.


We could use an actual intelligent man in the White House. Bush's bumbling and his tendency to be manipulated by the wrong factions is dangerous at best.

I think the fact that Goldwater never got elected is one of the worst political miscues of the 20th century.
 
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