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2003-01-15 05:14:41 PM
Gunhead writes: Bush may be a yammering idiot, but he has surrounded himself with some of the best advisors and cabinet members.

Not really.

Unlike Wild Billy who was allegedly, a Rhodes scholar...

It's not just an allegation. Clinton WAS a Rhodes scholar.

surrounded himself with idiots

That's just not true. There was more raw intellect and brainpower in the Clinton White House than in any administration since Kennedy.
 
2003-01-15 05:14:51 PM
Ah, I guess not. Here's flash interpretation of the "fool me once" incident.
 
2003-01-15 05:14:54 PM
Haven't seen irregardless mentioned yet. I remember using that one once after having a discussion about it not being a word an hour before (luckily it was played off as intentional and humerous). The brain can plot out a sentence and change midword to create crap like that.

What scares me about Bush is he takes time, pauses to think, and simply can't.
 
2003-01-15 05:18:07 PM
This whole thread reminds me of the character from In Living Color who would make up words that sounded important. Hilarious.
 
2003-01-15 05:19:04 PM
EggSniper writes Haven't seen irregardless mentioned yet.

"Irregardless" is now in many dictionaries. Webster's, for example, says:

Main Entry: ir·re·gard·less
Pronunciation: "ir-i-'gärd-l&s
Function: adverb
Etymology: probably blend of irrespective and regardless
Date: circa 1912
nonstandard : REGARDLESS
usage Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.
 
2003-01-15 05:19:57 PM
I dont understand how anyone can tout this president's high popularity. Has anyone else had to renew there license at theDMV lately. This country is full of sheep. People actually believe they arre informed on an issue after watching a 15 min blurb on MSNBC. I think the republicans have exploited this fear and ignorance beautifully. They have taken extremely complicated issues and dumbed them down into 15 second sound bites with terms like axis of evil. North Korea is sarving to death for pity's sake. Over 2 million people have died since the famine began. It is like a child screaming pay attention to me. And we categorize them as an axis of evil. Give the poor farkers a bowl of rice and some juice. Thats something else I dont understand about these fiscally conservative republicans willing to spend 30 billion on a missle defence shield that doesnt work and wont for years to come, when a tenth of that money could be spent on aid that would solve the problem. The greatest national security we can achieve with the minimal cost is by creating stability in these regions we have labeled the axis of evil. Create a strong middle class and see if they are willing to let these facisist take away their prosperity. Iran is just begining to have a large middle class and look at the changes from within that is happining there. Bobmb them into the stone age and all they will have are the religious madrass (dont know the plural of madrass) to send their children to. Instead they ask us to pump billions into walls and alarms built by companies that our leaders (Democrats too) have large investments in. These companies pay some of the largest dividends. Aren't we about to eliminate the tax on that, just as our country is going on the greatest spending spree since Regan.

God forbid anyone read an article over 500 words in length. And those that do only read articles from sources with their point of view. If you have a subscription to the Nation you should also have one to the Journal and vise versa. Have honest and humble discourse with those you dont agree with. Listen and learn. Any jackass can call the opposition a prick. A real man is willing to listien. ANd SUV's are for p#ssies. Any time i see a man driving one i think limp. any woman= frigid. But I digress.
 
2003-01-15 05:20:19 PM
Check out Bush's job rating here.

Notice how it starts out low, peaks at Sept. 11th, then steadily declines. The way it looks, he better save some sort of conflict for 2004 or he'll be the second one-termer in his family.
 
2003-01-15 05:21:54 PM
I'm a professional writer. All is well. Please keep dumbing down your language skills. Soon I'll be king.

Whilst I doth approveth of said sworn statement, whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote, the droghte of March hath perced to the roote, language moves forward with civilization. d00d.
 
2003-01-15 05:23:11 PM
Irregardless, the conflamtion of regaringly sneer remarks epistulated hereforth are shockingeley irrepentant of the proper usageability of Engelishness.
 
2003-01-15 05:23:15 PM
Maybe Bush has a learning disability. I know I have a lot of problems writing a coherent sentence. I do read often and can understand what I read. I'm not really good at writing anything down though. Just right now I had to proofread my post. It takes a while to make sure it sounds right. It might just sound right in his head. Maybe it just comes out wrong. It doesn't matter to me. I tend to mute the TV and read the captions instead.
 
2003-01-15 05:23:53 PM
Dorf11 - you spelled "I" wrong. ah ha.
 
2003-01-15 05:25:09 PM
Half of everyone is below average. 100 IQ is average. Human intelligence is a constant, yet the population keeps growing. I suppose I should thank the Shrub for increasing my IQ by pulling the average down, but I still think he's a sh¡thead.
 
2003-01-15 05:25:58 PM
The_HR_Issue
Quick survey Farkers....

How many of you that are flaming George Bush, actually voted?

I just think that the whiners that didn't vote should all be moded out... But that's just my humble opinion.


I didn't vote because I was a minor at the time. I hope you don't think that negates the value of my thoughts.

My brother is morally opposed to voting. He finds the idea of imposing his will on others (ie, tyranny of the majority) repugnant. Does that make his opinions?

This is America. Voting is not compulsory, nor should it be. Freedom of speech is not limited to voters. To say that those who don't vote should just shut the hell up is contrary to the very spirit of democracy.
 
2003-01-15 05:26:53 PM
Eraser8. Figures. In case it wasn't already clear, I wouldn't know, or care much. But I'm glad you pointed it out. I like to call my own philosophy of living "Conscious Willful Ignorance" (or at least decided to call it that a few seconds ago).
 
2003-01-15 05:27:08 PM
Ha! OldeSkool! you stole my name? Or did I steal your name? who was here first? heh well its a good name...

When i saw it, i was like, WHAAAA? I didn't say that? and it took me like 20 good seconds to figure it out dude.
 
2003-01-15 05:27:23 PM
Whoa--how did Typofly type "shiathead?" are the filters off? does this have something to do with Bush's grammar?

test: shiat.
 
2003-01-15 05:27:56 PM
Does that make his opinions?

There should be a worthless or something someplace in there.... Sorry.
;P
fuh.
 
2003-01-15 05:28:07 PM
Cromulence aside, this subject just has me all perpippity. It's really affecting my stangle to even worry about it any more.
 
2003-01-15 05:28:21 PM
Bush is dumb....

Bill Clinton's scandal was just about sex...

Wealthest one percent...

The Welstone Memorial was a memorial...

Yawn.
 
2003-01-15 05:28:27 PM
Can we get past all the grammar nitpicking. It really does make for some boring reading. Unlike this post
 
2003-01-15 05:28:35 PM
Check out Professor Irwin Cory's website...the most funny edumacated man alive

The first pic on his site is prime photoshop material.
 
2003-01-15 05:28:42 PM
Obligatory when one of these is misused:

 
2003-01-15 05:29:07 PM
The way it looks, he better save some sort of conflict for 2004 or he'll be the second one-termer in his family.

Perhaps he'll luck out and N. Korea will Nuke the US just in time for the Primaries.

(Sarcasm. Sarcasm. Please, for the love of humanity, realize that this post is sarcasm)
 
2003-01-15 05:29:28 PM
How many of you that are flaming George Bush, actually voted?

I just think that the whiners that didn't vote should all be moded out... But that's just my humble opinion


Does that mean I can't biatch about Nixon? How bout Hitler? Supreme Court Justices? Circuit Court Judges?
the Governor of New York? You?
 
2003-01-15 05:29:37 PM
Alto_reed_on_a_tenor_sax asks: are the filters off?

That "¡" ain't an "i."
 
2003-01-15 05:30:24 PM
waaaaa' "Bush rigged the election", waaaaa "Clinton's a lying cheating bastard". Jeebus, shut the fu.ck up already.
There are pictures of half naked tennis chicks on here for chrissakes. Priorities people!
 
2003-01-15 05:30:27 PM
The attacks on his grammar are actually a good sign for Bush. It means that people don't have anything substantial to say about him, so they're reduced to picking nits and making a big stink about it.
 
2003-01-15 05:31:44 PM
sh¡thead.

Is that an upside down exclamation point? Who wants to tell me how to do that?¿
 
2003-01-15 05:32:02 PM
While we're on the subject of apostrophes, what about people who put them in proper names when they aren't there to begin with?
This is probaly a local thing the store Meijer is not Meijer's. Jewel is not Jewel's. Wendy's is not...oh wait, it is.
 
2003-01-15 05:32:18 PM
 
2003-01-15 05:32:48 PM
How many of you that are flaming George Bush, actually voted?

Like the should-be president George Carlin says: (paraphrasing) Since I didn't vote, that gives me every right to complain. Those that did vote for the Dubya are the ones who cannot biatch
 
2003-01-15 05:32:52 PM
You're all missing one key element here.

You're allwoed to break any rule of grammar - as long as you know the rule you're breaking.

Think about it......
 
2003-01-15 05:33:03 PM
Stolen from a Slashdot end of the page quote:

This sentence no verb.

I thought it was funny.
 
2003-01-15 05:34:22 PM
The greatest national security we can achieve with the minimal cost is by creating stability in these regions we have labeled the axis of evil. Create a strong middle class and see if they are willing to let these facisist take away their prosperity.

Smartest two sentences I've ever seen on Fark.
 
2003-01-15 05:34:31 PM
Whoa--how did Typofly type "shiathead?"

He didn't. What he really typed was sh¡thead. Just a trick to use characters close to "i" as an "i". I'd expect the filters to be updated to catch that sort of thing.

It probably already catches variants like shïthead, shîthead and shìthead.
 
2003-01-15 05:34:43 PM
Jesus, alot of people have an opinion on this. Well not me... I mean... I really like bush but I have no good reason too. At least not one that any of you will accept. He just seems like a nice guy, not some shady politician. Clinton gave me the creeps cause you could like at that fake smile and know he was probably lying about everything. When you look at bush you know he doesn't have the slightest bit of grace or nuance to try and get away with something.

But maybe I am missunderestimating him...
 
2003-01-15 05:35:11 PM
Or not.
 
2003-01-15 05:35:24 PM
If Clinton can be blamed for every teen sex "scandal" that makes the news, then I think we can blame Bush for the dumbing down of the nation's youth.

For the person asking about Howard Dean in an earlier comment, he was the Governor of Vermont. At least "google" him before assuming he's an unknown.
 
2003-01-15 05:36:51 PM
PlastiqueJeebus - Tell us how to do that dude....
 
2003-01-15 05:40:19 PM
Hopefully this will just dumb down American, not English.
 
2003-01-15 05:42:05 PM
But maybe I am missunderestimating him

The entire country misunderestimated him.

*rimshot*
 
2003-01-15 05:42:12 PM
Those Yahoos at YourDictionary don't know squat. Here is the official word from the American Dialect Society, which released their 2002 "word of the year" last week, and it ain't a Bushism (or maybe it is, in a sinister way). To wit:

"The grim forebodings of the past year were reflected in the American Dialect Society's choice of weapons of mass destruction and its abbreviation WMD as word (or phrase) of the year 2002.

In the 13th annual vote among members and friends of the society, conducted this time in Atlanta Jan. 3 during the society's annual meeting, weapons of mass destruction received 38 votes of the approximately 60 cast. Vote numbers are approximate because voting was by show of hands.

Other candidates for Word of the Year were:

google (verb)-to search the Web using the search engine Google for information on a person or thing: 11 votes.

blog-from weblog, a website of personal events, comments, and links: 6 votes.

Amber alert-public announcement of a missing child: 4 votes.

regime change-forced change in leadership: 3 votes."
 
2003-01-15 05:42:15 PM
I was in a meeting this afternoon in which someone stressed the importance of having a "central information suppository". He's presidential material all the way.
 
2003-01-15 05:42:16 PM
I'm glad I looked at this thread, I've been wondering why all the Bushism sounded so familure and then I remembered the Professor Irwin Cory...some of his stuff is funny as hell there's an audio of one of his routines: The Prof. on The Language Baricade.

Thanks Google!
 
2003-01-15 05:43:11 PM
Buster_hymen,

Those that did vote for the Dubya are the ones who cannot biatch Sure, you can. In my opinion, if you voted at all, then you can biatch.

I certainly don't agree with a lot of the Bush policies and believe that he has made some mistakes along the way. The latest, IMHO:

- The Dividend Tax (Just don't see it being very effective)

- The latest handling of North Korea.

Not everyone is a sheep that will follow either party blindly.
 
2003-01-15 05:43:20 PM
Jtdarby (and others who can't/won't post HTML links): As my public service for the day, just so you'll know in the future (since nobody--least of all me--likes to be bothered to cut and paste), this is what you do to create a direct link:

<a href="INSERT URL FOR YOUR LINK HERE BETWEEN QUOTATION MARKS">INSERT NAME OF TAG HERE</a>

Voila, you would then have a link (assuming that the "HTML Enabled" box below the comment box was checked, which it wasn't on this post). So, for the link to your calendar, the HTML would have looked something like this:

<a href="http://www.bushcalendar.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/1896.16.24275694941596469 2">Bush Calendar</a>

BTW, I was also given the Bushisms calendar as a gift. It's farking hilarious, and yet depressing.
 
2003-01-15 05:43:46 PM
AntiNorm - When one of what's are misused?
 
2003-01-15 05:44:05 PM
CapnUgly
Welcome to Apathyville. Population: Me.


I started Apathy International back in high school. I never really cared much to keep it going though. Anyone want to join?

Eh, who cares anyway?
 
2003-01-15 05:44:50 PM
Cyberluddite

Thanks!
 
2003-01-15 05:45:13 PM
Hey Oldskool, if you want my name you can have it if you want but only if you are older than me.
 
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