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(US News)   George W. Bush is writing a book on economic growth. That's the joke   (usnews.com) divider line 39
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2012-05-17 01:58:39 AM
3 votes:
I've said it for a long time. George Bush Jr was the Colonel Cargill of presidents:

""Colonel Cargill was so awful a marketing executive that his services were much sought after by firms eager to establish losses for tax purposes. His prices were high, for failure often did not come easily. He had to start at the top and work his way down, and with sympathetic friends in Washington, losing money was no simple matter. It took months of hard work and careful misplanning. A person misplaced, disorganized, miscalculated, overlooked everything and open every loophole, and just when he thought he had it made, the government gave him a lake or a forest or an oilfield and spoiled everything. Even with such handicaps, Colonel Cargill could be relied on to run the most prosperous enterprise into the ground. He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody."

― Joseph Heller, Catch-22"
2012-05-17 12:09:36 AM
3 votes:

vygramul: Dufus: I did OK under Clinton.
My savings doubled during Bush.
I have lost over 80% of my savings under Obama.

I'm not sure how to interpret that other than I hope I have enough left to eat lunch after the next President.

You managed doubling your savings over the decade of near-zero market growth, but lost 80% of it in the time the DOW went up 50%?

How on earth did you manage that?


He's a Dufus.
2012-05-16 08:52:18 PM
3 votes:
Let me summarize:

"Look at everything I did from 2001-2008...and do the opposite."
2012-05-17 12:55:05 AM
2 votes:

Mildot: Antidamascus: Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]

Help people or try to make money. Man, that IS a tough call.

It is reported that Obama is worth $10 million, so now he is making money and not helping people... anyone see where they put the ironic tag???


Obama is not making any money as President. Zero. All of it is donated to charity. You know, helping people.
2012-05-17 12:49:56 AM
2 votes:
It takes him a whole book to write "Don't put me or anyone who thinks I'm smart in charge?"
2012-05-17 12:19:58 AM
2 votes:

Shaggy_C: [i46.tinypic.com image 640x488]

52 months.


www.bitlogic.com

The sad thing is that you KNOW you're doing it. You KNOW it's dishonest. But you don't have anything other than your faith that Democrats are bad and Republicans are good. But, like the Catholic Church and protecting pedophiles, you are willing to take all kinds of liberties with truth because of a perceived greater good.

I feel sorry for you.
2012-05-16 11:48:46 PM
2 votes:

Dufus: I did OK under Clinton.
My savings doubled during Bush.
I have lost over 80% of my savings under Obama.

I'm not sure how to interpret that other than I hope I have enough left to eat lunch after the next President.


You managed doubling your savings over the decade of near-zero market growth, but lost 80% of it in the time the DOW went up 50%?

How on earth did you manage that?
2012-05-16 10:58:13 PM
2 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2012-05-16 09:37:59 PM
2 votes:
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2012-05-17 11:16:46 AM
1 votes:

Shaggy_C: Arkanaut: 52 out of 96 kinda sucks.

He was handed the Clinton Recession and it was compounded by the 9/11 attacks that no one saw coming. So the first two years in office don't count. And the Demoncraps took over the congress in 2006 so the last two don't count either since their socialist plots created uncertainty in the market which reduced economic output. so he only had 48 months that he can really claim as his own. And all of that time was growth.


Jeeze your just a mess. Clinton was handed a recession too but he didn't just sit around whining about it.
2012-05-17 11:00:57 AM
1 votes:

Mentat: Hold on, hold on, hold on, I think I've got this...

Tax cuts.


No, you miss the complex relationships involved in Bush's economic policies. Tax cuts was just the most visible, you forgot gut regulation, start two wars, increase the size of the Federal government to unprecedented levels, appoint cronies to key positions, hand out no bid contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars, send hundreds of billions of dollars to war zones with no oversight, and increase federal deficit spending.
2012-05-17 10:56:25 AM
1 votes:
"The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for peace in our time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: we are at war now - with somebody - and we will stay at war with that mysterious enemy for the rest of our lives."

-Hunter S. Thompson

That pretty much sums up Bush's legacy. A legacy of fear and revenge against....that doesn't matter. Revenge against someone, no matter what it does to everything America was supposed to stand for.
2012-05-17 10:44:59 AM
1 votes:
I don't blame Bush for 9/11 (I blame him for everything we did in response for 9/11 but I don't blame him for the event itself) but just imagine for a moment if something like that happened during Obama's Presidency. There wouldn't be a revolution because even the lunatic fringe is too lazy for that but it would come close.
2012-05-17 09:19:41 AM
1 votes:

TIKIMAN87: bdub77: Let me summarize:

"Look at everything I did from 2001-2008...and do the opposite."

Not really.

Just what the liberals in congress did in that time frame. Ya know.. forcing banks to give loans to anyone who can't afford it causing the housing bubble to burst. Basically just giving away fromm money.


Forcing? Forcing. Forcing?!? Forcing. You really beleive that banks were forced by the government to give out 400K loans to people who didn't qualify?

Please listen to this someday. It will make you think the problem is more complicated than that.
2012-05-17 02:38:19 AM
1 votes:
When Bush took office the Dow was at 10,500.

When Bush left office the Dow was at 7,900.
2012-05-17 01:03:42 AM
1 votes:

PumpkinCake: Why is he writing a book about this? If he supposedly knows so much...shouldn't he be doing something about this? What is the average reader in Borders going to do with his amount of knowledge. This whole thing is weird.


He's writing a book for the same reason they all write books. So conservative pundits and websites can buy up crates of them and give them out to the rubes they preach to. Hell, if Palin can do it, Dubya can.

After all, he ran a total of zero profitable businesses, traded Sammy Sosa from the Rangers, and launched a trillion dollar tax-payer funded trip to the desert, also known as "Operation: Daddy Hug Me."

Why shouldn't we listen to his advice when it comes to economics?
2012-05-17 12:58:35 AM
1 votes:
Why is he writing a book about this? If he supposedly knows so much...shouldn't he be doing something about this? What is the average reader in Borders going to do with his amount of knowledge. This whole thing is weird.
2012-05-17 12:51:15 AM
1 votes:

Antidamascus: Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]

Help people or try to make money. Man, that IS a tough call.


Didn't you get the memo? Helping your community is only for losers who couldn't make it in a more lucrative field. That's why teachers and social workers are such assholes.
2012-05-17 12:47:56 AM
1 votes:

Antidamascus: Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]

Help people or try to make money. Man, that IS a tough call.


It is reported that Obama is worth $10 million, so now he is making money and not helping people... anyone see where they put the ironic tag???
2012-05-17 12:37:04 AM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Sabyen91: Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]

Holy crap, that is bad.

Part of me really wants to think the cartoonist knows what he made is full of crap and he's just doing it to fleece gullible people.


Then you look at the "ConservativeDailyNews.com" and realize it would be way too brilliant.
2012-05-17 12:34:52 AM
1 votes:
Shhh. Nobody tell him that only his Dad is willing to pay a million dollars for a pile of hand-cleared brush.
2012-05-17 12:34:28 AM
1 votes:
There already is a book about Bush's economic growth theories. Naomi Klein wrote it. The Shock Doctrine, It's quite good.
2012-05-17 12:34:20 AM
1 votes:

Shaggy_C: [i46.tinypic.com image 640x488]

52 months.


52 out of 96 kinda sucks.
2012-05-17 12:31:34 AM
1 votes:

Mildot: and for the record, I am no fan of Bush... unless it's attached to a cute woman of course.


But you DID vote for him twice.
2012-05-17 12:30:48 AM
1 votes:

Mildot: [www.conservativedailynews.com image 590x421]


Holy crap, that is bad.
2012-05-17 12:29:42 AM
1 votes:

Mildot: And Obama is losing games... OK, I understand


Yawn.

You're putting me to sleep over here.
2012-05-17 12:27:31 AM
1 votes:

Mildot: The joke would be if he cited anything Obummer did as being successful.


Wow that's the best you could come up with?

That post sucked even with my low standards and expectations of you.
2012-05-17 12:23:32 AM
1 votes:

vygramul: Dufus: I did OK under Clinton.
My savings doubled during Bush.
I have lost over 80% of my savings under Obama.

I'm not sure how to interpret that other than I hope I have enough left to eat lunch after the next President.

You managed doubling your savings over the decade of near-zero market growth, but lost 80% of it in the time the DOW went up 50%?

How on earth did you manage that?


That's what he gets for investing in Blockbuster.
2012-05-17 12:21:15 AM
1 votes:

vygramul: Dufus: I did OK under Clinton.
My savings doubled during Bush.
I have lost over 80% of my savings under Obama.

I'm not sure how to interpret that other than I hope I have enough left to eat lunch after the next President.

You managed doubling your savings over the decade of near-zero market growth, but lost 80% of it in the time the DOW went up 50%?

How on earth did you manage that?


Neo-conservative tears distribution. Remember the time you couldn't get a shot at your local bar.
2012-05-17 12:21:14 AM
1 votes:
He's just trolling now.
2012-05-17 12:16:26 AM
1 votes:
You mean his ghostwriter is writing a book.
2012-05-17 12:14:03 AM
1 votes:
This will be repeated, but I have to:

Cut taxes. Then a couple of hundred blank pages.
2012-05-17 12:08:08 AM
1 votes:

vygramul: Dufus: I did OK under Clinton.
My savings doubled during Bush.
I have lost over 80% of my savings under Obama.

I'm not sure how to interpret that other than I hope I have enough left to eat lunch after the next President.

You managed doubling your savings over the decade of near-zero market growth, but lost 80% of it in the time the DOW went up 50%?

How on earth did you manage that?


Must be his GOP membership points.
2012-05-16 11:28:33 PM
1 votes:

WorldCitizen: Wow, now that takes some balls.


Well, we know Cheney's got a hookup for organs...
2012-05-16 11:10:46 PM
1 votes:
George W. Bush is writing a book on economic growth. That's the joke
2012-05-16 10:36:22 PM
1 votes:
Wow, now that takes some balls.
2012-05-16 08:56:43 PM
1 votes:
How do you turn the phrase "tax cuts for the rich" into a book?
2012-05-16 08:56:26 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Now THIS would be an appropriate use of the irony tag

/and isn't there already an Economics For Dummies book?


but not an economics by dummies book

/wakka wakka wakka
2012-05-16 08:55:07 PM
1 votes:
Now THIS would be an appropriate use of the irony tag

/and isn't there already an Economics For Dummies book?
 
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