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(US News)   George W. Bush is writing a book on economic growth. That's the joke   (usnews.com ) divider line
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2012-05-16 08:56:26 PM  
8 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 10:58:13 PM  
3 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2012-05-17 05:56:08 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: SilentStrider: How do you turn the phrase "tax cuts for the rich" into a book?

I don't know but there would be crayons involved.


HEY GUYS
HEY GUYS LISTEN
I'VE GOT A-
HEY LISTEN
GUYS LISTEN
I'VE GOT AN IDEA
HEY GUYS LISTEN.
WHAT IF WE--HEY GUYS
WHAT if we cut taxes...only for the RICH? Wouldn't that be AWESOME?
HEY HEY GUYS--!
2012-05-17 01:01:34 AM  
2 votes:
ecx.images-amazon.com
2012-05-17 12:23:32 AM  
2 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.
2012-05-16 11:10:46 PM  
2 votes:
George W. Bush is writing a book on economic growth. That's the joke
2012-05-16 09:27:11 PM  
2 votes:

SilentStrider: How do you turn the phrase "tax cuts for the rich" into a book?


I don't know but there would be crayons involved.
2012-05-16 08:56:43 PM  
2 votes:
How do you turn the phrase "tax cuts for the rich" into a book?
2012-05-16 08:52:18 PM  
2 votes:
Let me summarize:

"Look at everything I did from 2001-2008...and do the opposite."
2012-05-17 01:39:16 PM  
1 vote:
I personally like Hitler's book, "Diversity is our Strength: A Guide to Cultural Tolerance in the Modern World"
2012-05-17 11:04:46 AM  
1 vote:

Goodfella: 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"


I fancy him as more of a General P P Peckem myself. Relies on bad information to make his decisions, delegates incessantly, is much more dedicated to style over substance, and is in constant competition with his peers while actual crises surrounded his administration.

"'Sir, I have an ex-Sergeant Wintergreen on your other telephone. He's been trying to reach you all morning.'

'General, I can't get Wintergreen,' Colonel Cargill shouted, 'His line is busy.' General Peckem was perspiring freely as he lunged for the other telephone.

'Wintergreen!'

'Peckem, you son of a biatch-'

'Wintergreen, have you heard what they've done?'

'-what have you done, you stupid bastard?'

'They put Scheisskopf in charge of everything!' Wintergreen was shrieking with rage and panic. 'You and your goddam memorandums! They've gone and transferred combat operations to Special Services!'

'Oh, no,' moaned General Peckem. 'Is that what did it? My memoranda? Is that what made them put Scheisskopf in charge? Why didn't they put me in charge?'

'Because you weren't in Special Services any more. You transferred out and left him in charge. And do you know what he wants? Do you know what the bastard wants us all to do?'

'Sir, I think you'd better talk to General Scheisskopf,' pleaded the sergeant nervously. 'He insists on speaking to someone.'

'Cargill, talk to Scheisskopf for me. I can't do it. Find out what he wants.' Colonel Cargill listened to General Scheisskopf for a moment and went white as a sheet. 'Oh, my God!' he cried, as the phone fell from his fingers. 'Do you know what he wants? He wants us to march. He wants everybody to march!'"
2012-05-17 03:17:32 AM  
1 vote:
Former President Bush was soon informed that filling in a crossword puzzle did not really count as "writing a book".

It was later explained to him that a crossword puzzle requires completing words and not just drawing pictures in the empty squares.

Frustrated, the former President threw the book on the floor and stomped off to his room.
2012-05-17 02:15:38 AM  
1 vote:
Can't wait for George W's next books, "How to Avoid Unnecessary Wars" and "Effective Preperation and Responses to Natural Disasters"

/Thank you Rachel Maddow
2012-05-17 01:58:39 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:39:02 AM  
1 vote:

buckler: That's okay. I like fantasy.


Game of Choads.
2012-05-17 01:08:56 AM  
1 vote:

Mildot: and for the record, I am no fan of Bush


i.imgur.com
2012-05-17 12:49:56 AM  
1 vote:
It takes him a whole book to write "Don't put me or anyone who thinks I'm smart in charge?"
2012-05-17 12:21:15 AM  
1 vote:

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 vote:
He's just trolling now.
2012-05-17 12:20:07 AM  
1 vote:
No, he's just holding the graph upside down.
2012-05-17 12:16:26 AM  
1 vote:
You mean his ghostwriter is writing a book.
2012-05-17 12:14:03 AM  
1 vote:
This will be repeated, but I have to:

Cut taxes. Then a couple of hundred blank pages.
2012-05-17 12:09:36 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:48:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:28:33 PM  
1 vote:

WorldCitizen: Wow, now that takes some balls.


Well, we know Cheney's got a hookup for organs...
2012-05-16 10:36:22 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, now that takes some balls.
2012-05-16 10:10:07 PM  
1 vote:

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All of those. This. That.

/it's like that and like this
2012-05-16 09:39:24 PM  
1 vote:
"How giving tax breaks for companies that outsource is a great idea" : The Book.
2012-05-16 09:36:38 PM  
1 vote:
Chapter 1: Asking Dad's Friends for Help
2012-05-16 09:32:40 PM  
1 vote:
Hold on, hold on, hold on, I think I've got this...

Tax cuts.
2012-05-16 09:15:38 PM  
1 vote:
Does he think he gets to run for president again?
2012-05-16 08:55:07 PM  
1 vote:
Now THIS would be an appropriate use of the irony tag

/and isn't there already an Economics For Dummies book?
2012-05-16 08:52:52 PM  
1 vote:
i think he originally set out to write a book on how to fail upwards but he failed at that.
 
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