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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-12 10:55:22 AM  
Is he one of the "little brown ones"?
 
2013-01-12 11:18:34 AM  
FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.
 
2013-01-12 11:49:37 AM  

Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]


He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.
 
2013-01-12 11:53:12 AM  
The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?
 
2013-01-12 11:56:07 AM  

NewportBarGuy: He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.


I know a Navy intelligence officer who "served in the War in Afghanistan" in Britain and Germany.
 
2013-01-12 11:56:53 AM  
The best part of overthrowing the king of England was the opportunity to establish our own familial dynasties. But it's better, because we vote them in.
 
2013-01-12 11:57:51 AM  

Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?


John, Neil, George, Herbert, Walker, Texas Ranger
 
2013-01-12 11:58:44 AM  
Would be a step up from our current governor.

/live in Oklahoma
//would be a step up from current Texas gov
///slashies come in three
 
2013-01-12 11:58:50 AM  
Can't be any worse then Rick Perry...

But still, for the love of God, will that entire family just fark off already? You blew your chances.
 
2013-01-12 11:59:55 AM  

LucklessWonder: Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?

John, Neil, George, Herbert, Walker, Texas Ranger


And Herr Fuehrer Prescott
 
2013-01-12 12:00:39 PM  
throw him and and his dad in prison, alive or dead. horrible people, simply terrible. blatantly willing puppets for the truly wealthy and powerful. toady sycophants. cow flop i have more respect for.

/ don't hold back, tell us how you really feel
 
2013-01-12 12:03:40 PM  
Well played, Subby. Take a bow!
 
2013-01-12 12:05:44 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.


Okay, we know he never did boot camp and was 'trained' to drive a desk. Did he show up regularly?
 
2013-01-12 12:06:27 PM  
Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".
 
2013-01-12 12:06:56 PM  
sfcitizen.com
 
2013-01-12 12:07:07 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Can't be any worse then Rick Perry...

But still, for the love of God, will that entire family just fark off already? You blew your chances.


No, no, no. The bloodline goes way back to the legendary, illustrious Franklin Pierce. You know, the other New Englander who sided with the South and discredited Manifest Destiny in front of the whole world.
 
2013-01-12 12:07:22 PM  

MooseUpNorth: Okay, we know he never did boot camp and was 'trained' to drive a desk. Did he show up regularly?


And while I'm at it, on which continent did he drive a desk while 'serv[ing] in Afghanistan'?
 
2013-01-12 12:07:25 PM  
Noelle would be a perfect fit for drug czar.
 
2013-01-12 12:07:54 PM  
Of course who am I kidding. He'd win in a landslide because this state is just that farking stupid
 
2013-01-12 12:10:21 PM  
Enough of this family thing. They should take themselves out of public service or make it look like we are developing an aristocracy.
 
2013-01-12 12:12:47 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: [sfcitizen.com image 600x358]


I agree with the bear completely.

The words nuke from orbit also come to mind.
 
2013-01-12 12:12:49 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Of course who am I kidding. He'd win in a landslide because this state is just that farking stupid


It's all part of a grand conspiracy to get the Bush family their own Fark tag.
 
2013-01-12 12:13:12 PM  
FTFA: "We for sure are running, the question is the office," Bush told The Associated Press....

Translation: I'm not running because I see a specific office that requires my unique qualifications, I'm running because it's time to start a political career.

Do it, Texas, vote in another Bush family member with a phony, silver-spoon military background. Show the entire f#cking planet that you've learned nothing from the last decade.
 
2013-01-12 12:13:37 PM  
I feel about this...about like I feel about that moron that wants to end all property taxes and income taxes in Louisiana and replace them with a huge (and regressive as hell) sales tax. If you idiots vote for these dolts, you deserve the kind of leadership you get.
 
2013-01-12 12:15:39 PM  
I've been expecting this for a whole, although I thought it would be something in Florida.
 
2013-01-12 12:16:22 PM  
And the dumbfarks will elect him.
 
2013-01-12 12:17:05 PM  

Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?


Honest answer: It's one of the oldest, richest, and most powerful 'Old Money; families in America. They tend to recycle names to keep the dynasties going in those circles.
 
2013-01-12 12:19:27 PM  

rev. dave: Enough of this family thing. They should take themselves out of public service or make it look like we are developing an aristocracy.


It seems to be human nature. There are certain people - a lot of them, maybe even a majority - who need to believe that there are some folks who are simply born better than the rest of us. It's this kind of thinking which leads so many folks to care about the royals, or Nicole Richie.
 
2013-01-12 12:22:08 PM  
Can the Texas land commissioner start wars overseas on a whim? If so, then I say "Hell, no!"
 
2013-01-12 12:25:30 PM  

FuturePastNow: Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".


It's "Prescott", like the pharmaceutical company.

"Prescott: The tingling tells you it's working,
the class action lawsuit tells you it's Prescott."
 
2013-01-12 12:26:38 PM  
I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....
 
2013-01-12 12:31:44 PM  

Teresaol31: I feel about this...about like I feel about that moron that wants to end all property taxes and income taxes in Louisiana and replace them with a huge (and regressive as hell) sales tax. If you idiots vote for these dolts, you deserve the kind of leadership you get.


hey hey hey there, you haven't seen this from the LAGOP email: "... and he was essentially re-elected by acclamation in 2011 -- carrying 66 percent of the vote." from this we learn that acclamation = 66% which is news.

so it's time to cede all power to bobby who in his infinite wisdom is going to completely fark over the poor for the sake of the rich. but hey, bootstraps. or something. lord know what.
 
2013-01-12 12:32:49 PM  
As horrible as this sounds, I'm not convinced that electing a functionally disabled drooler would actually be worse than the sideshow huckster we've got right now.
 
2013-01-12 12:37:47 PM  
I like voting for names I recognize. It keeps me from having to be informed on the issues that affect me. Thinking gives me a headhurt.
 
2013-01-12 12:41:33 PM  
hosted.ap.org
Is it just me, or does he look like a bad Obama lookalike? Let the conspiracy theories begin.
 
2013-01-12 12:44:46 PM  

MisterTweak: As horrible as this sounds, I'm not convinced that electing a functionally disabled drooler would actually be worse than the sideshow huckster we've got right now.


Sentence too complex and no random caps. 4 out of 10.
 
2013-01-12 12:48:50 PM  
Enough with Kennedy and Bush. Do the world a favor and stop electing both families.
 
2013-01-12 12:49:05 PM  
inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.
 
2013-01-12 12:51:41 PM  
I did a little research and found some things I didn't know about his great grandfather Prescott Bush.

Prescott Bush was politically active on social issues. He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947. He was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951.

Today, he would be railed by the republican party. My how things change. Wow.. No wonder the GOP considers GHWB and Reagan and Nixon "liberal".
 
2013-01-12 12:51:54 PM  

eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....



He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.
 
2013-01-12 12:52:44 PM  

rev. dave: Enough of this family thing. They should take themselves out of public service or make it look like we are developing an aristocracy.


If we're going to have an aristocratic dynasty, can it at least be a family with some good qualities? The smart Bushes are bland and the stupid ones are staggeringly so.
 
2013-01-12 12:53:30 PM  

phaseolus: eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....


He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.


When a Prescott-Walker-Bush breaks into your home, you say thank you.
 
2013-01-12 01:00:00 PM  

phaseolus: eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....


He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.


Interesting. I didn't know that. I knew a couple of women in college who were the objects of his "affections," and their stories broadly match that kind of behavior.
 
2013-01-12 01:01:13 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: I did a little research and found some things I didn't know about his great grandfather Prescott Bush.

Prescott Bush was politically active on social issues. He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947. He was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951.

Today, he would be railed by the republican party. My how things change. Wow.. No wonder the GOP considers GHWB and Reagan and Nixon "liberal".


The Bush's are a great American family with a proud history that have served the country well. They have one half retarded kid run for office and everyone gets all up in arms. The rest of the family has been nothing short of stellar human beings.
 
2013-01-12 01:07:02 PM  

unregenerate: FuturePastNow: Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".

It's "Prescott", like the pharmaceutical company.

"Prescott: The tingling tells you it's working,
the class action lawsuit tells you it's Prescott."


The internet needs more Better Off Ted references. Thank you.
 
2013-01-12 01:09:37 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.


4 teh lulz
 
2013-01-12 01:13:08 PM  

brandent: The Bush's are a great American family with a proud history that have served the country well. They have one half retarded kid run for office and everyone gets all up in arms. The rest of the family has been nothing short of stellar human beings.


They are Real American heroes.

For example, as of 2004, Neil Bush had only one venereal disease. It was documented in court.

Brown: "Is that where you caught the venereal diseases?"
Neil Bush: "No."
Brown: "Where did you catch those?"
Neil Bush: "Diseases plural? I didn't catch..."
Brown: "Well, I'm sorry. How ... how many venereal diseases do you suffer from?"
Neil Bush: "I've had one venereal disease."


Link
 
2013-01-12 01:14:26 PM  
Dammit. What was the name of the derpy Bush kid who was interviewed on a morning show while he was in college? It was freakin' hilarious.
 
2013-01-12 01:18:00 PM  

phaseolus: eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....


He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.


Legitimate break in?
 
2013-01-12 01:24:09 PM  

machoprogrammer: Enough with Kennedy and Bush. Do the world a favor and stop electing both families.


And don't even get me started on the Adamses.
 
2013-01-12 01:28:37 PM  
Proof positive that Republicans never learn.

They just double down.
 
2013-01-12 01:47:35 PM  
His dad predicted this a few years ago and, IIRC, he said no way in hell and told Jeb to stop saying that. It could've been a coy who knows.
 
2013-01-12 01:48:25 PM  
fark THAT NOISE!
 
2013-01-12 01:57:20 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.


Just like Albert Gore Jr.
 
2013-01-12 02:10:52 PM  
Finally. Someone who will restore honor to the office.

Or something.
 
2013-01-12 02:13:05 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Finally. Someone who will restore honor to the office.

Or something.


WE'RE TAKING AMERICA BACK!!!!

/exclamation point
 
2013-01-12 02:17:45 PM  

Phoenix_M: NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.

Just like Albert Gore Jr.


Bu-bu-but ManBearPig!

You're farking pathetic.
 
2013-01-12 02:23:35 PM  
images.starpulse.com

Just wanted to post a pic of his hot cousin.
 
2013-01-12 02:26:40 PM  

MooseUpNorth: MooseUpNorth: Okay, we know he never did boot camp and was 'trained' to drive a desk. Did he show up regularly?

And while I'm at it, on which continent did he drive a desk while 'serv[ing] in Afghanistan'?


I would venture a guess and say "Asia," since he was deployed to Afghanistan.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20121109/DA2E8UH83.html

http://www.rlc2011.com/reagan-centennial/george-p-bush-to-address-rlc - 2011/
 
2013-01-12 02:30:22 PM  

Phoenix_M: NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.

Just like Albert Gore Jr.


clinton1.nara.gov
 
2013-01-12 02:35:00 PM  

HempHead: Phoenix_M: NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.

Just like Albert Gore Jr.


As Full Metal Jacket showed us, even Vietnam journalists carried weapons.
 
2013-01-12 02:35:30 PM  

DoctorCal: Britney Spear's Speculum: inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.

4 teh lulz


I like how I'm in one of the search results.
 
2013-01-12 02:49:00 PM  

FuturePastNow: Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".


Nope, Prescott.  Just like his great-grandfather(?) that tried to take over the US for the Nazis.
 
2013-01-12 02:49:24 PM  
s.wsj.net
"He's still a jerk."
 
2013-01-12 02:54:49 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: Do it, Texas, vote in another Bush family member with a phony, silver-spoon military background. Show the entire f#cking planet that you've learned nothing from the last decade.


They'll do it, just to stick it to the Libs if nothing else.
 
2013-01-12 03:12:01 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: DoctorCal: Britney Spear's Speculum: inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.

4 teh lulz

I like how I'm in one of the search results.


I wonder what the first result is using as a handle here these days.
 
2013-01-12 03:44:10 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: HempHead: Phoenix_M: NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.

Just like Albert Gore Jr.

As Full Metal Jacket showed us, even Vietnam journalists carried weapons.


Pat Sajak has a self deprecating joke about that he was some sort of journalist/DJ in nam around the same time as Gore. Al never even came close to combat.
 
2013-01-12 03:46:41 PM  

HempHead: Phoenix_M: NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.

Just like Albert Gore Jr.

[clinton1.nara.gov image 288x400]



Yeah, that sure doesn't look much like a desk in Germany and neither does this:

www.freewebs.com
 
2013-01-12 03:54:08 PM  

jmr61: Yeah, that sure doesn't look much like a desk in Germany and neither does this:

www.freewebs.com


Maybe so, but that photo was staged. Had he actually been on patrol his rifle would have been loaded.
 
2013-01-12 04:22:56 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.


So, we're now stooping to the "Swiftboater" and Purple Heart band-aid level? I don't want another Bush anywhere near public office, but I'll be damned if I denigrate another military member's service (if honorable...and actually bothered to show up...unlike another Bush...)
 
2013-01-12 04:54:56 PM  

ramblinwreck: NewportBarGuy: Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]

He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.

So, we're now stooping to the "Swiftboater" and Purple Heart band-aid level? I don't want another Bush anywhere near public office, but I'll be damned if I denigrate another military member's service (if honorable...and actually bothered to show up...unlike another Bush...)


Yeah, I hear a bunch of people whining who have no idea what an intelligence officer does. Or any idea how the reserve works. And who certainly have never been to Afghanistan. And for that matter don't even know that officers don't ever go to "boot camp". There's no such thing as officer boot camp. That's for enlisted. OCS maybe. But direct commissioning in the reserves for technical fields is pretty common. And it's an accelerated program which has changed from time to time to be more or less time consuming depending on the winds of change.

/Navy
//Officer
///Reserve
////Direct Commission
//Vet of that other stupid war in the middle east.
 
2013-01-12 04:55:57 PM  

Heraclitus: Proof positive that Republicans never learn.

They just double down.


At this point, if they still vote Republican, do we even need more proof?
 
2013-01-12 04:58:11 PM  
perfect. that way, he can follow in the bush tradtion of getting into the White House and screwing the Nation up.
 
2013-01-12 04:58:21 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: I would venture a guess and say "Asia," since he was deployed to Afghanistan.


Okay, that puts him well ahead of Dubya.
 
2013-01-12 05:15:04 PM  

brandent: And for that matter don't even know that officers don't ever go to "boot camp". There's no such thing as officer boot camp. That's for enlisted. OCS maybe. But direct commissioning in the reserves for technical fields is pretty common. And it's an accelerated program which has changed from time to time to be more or less time consuming depending on the winds of change.


Using your definition there is no such thing as "boot camp" for enlisted, either, since each service calls it something else officially. OCS/OTS are very much "boot camps" for officers, since each is a roughly 3 month long introduction to military life. "Direct Commission" programs produce technical specialists in a few weeks, who are not part of the regular chain of command. In contrast, OCS/OTS grads must pass the same (or more rigorous) physical and mental standards as enlisted in boot camp, qualify with small arms, etc.
 
2013-01-12 06:04:19 PM  

ramblinwreck: denigrate another military member's service


I think you're confusing "denigrate" with simply reporting his actual record, which was so obviously done to help build a portfolio with an eye towards a political future.

Give me a f*cking break. I did not call him a coward. I did not denigrate him. I simply pointed out what he did from wiki and made a comment based upon those facts. He understands the issues veterans face? No, not really.

When someone wants to take the easy road into a service with a phone call from a family friend, do a 6 month rotation on desk duty, talk about how the death or his good buddy in 2004 caused him to sign up.... THREE years later? Yeah, OK.

That's what this is. An argument about type of service. No... I just don't like people who use it for a political agenda like that, unless there is some serious distinction to their service. Aside from that? Those who served just served. That's it. It's not a bumper sticker to be bandied about.
 
2013-01-12 06:55:16 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: And the dumbfarks will elect him.


Hey now, Massachusetts elected Patrick Kennedy because of his last name.

His rap sheet makes George P Bush look like a saint.
 
2013-01-12 07:21:20 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.


The guy had been President of the United States for 8 years, was probably surrounded by a team of Secret Service agents at all times (or at the very least some sort of military protection detail) and no one knew his real identity?

Stone Meadow: jmr61: Yeah, that sure doesn't look much like a desk in Germany and neither does this:

[www.freewebs.com image 450x725]

Maybe so, but that photo was staged. Had he actually been on patrol his rifle would have been loaded.


You'd think they would at least train him not to point the gun at his own head.
 
2013-01-12 07:36:30 PM  

NewportBarGuy: ramblinwreck: denigrate another military member's service

I think you're confusing "denigrate" with simply reporting his actual record, which was so obviously done to help build a portfolio with an eye towards a political future.

Give me a f*cking break. I did not call him a coward. I did not denigrate him. I simply pointed out what he did from wiki and made a comment based upon those facts. He understands the issues veterans face? No, not really.

When someone wants to take the easy road into a service with a phone call from a family friend, do a 6 month rotation on desk duty, talk about how the death or his good buddy in 2004 caused him to sign up.... THREE years later? Yeah, OK.

That's what this is. An argument about type of service. No... I just don't like people who use it for a political agenda like that, unless there is some serious distinction to their service. Aside from that? Those who served just served. That's it. It's not a bumper sticker to be bandied about.


When you use a derogatory word like "pogue," you denigrate his service.
 
2013-01-12 07:55:00 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: NewportBarGuy: ramblinwreck: denigrate another military member's service

I think you're confusing "denigrate" with simply reporting his actual record, which was so obviously done to help build a portfolio with an eye towards a political future.

Give me a f*cking break. I did not call him a coward. I did not denigrate him. I simply pointed out what he did from wiki and made a comment based upon those facts. He understands the issues veterans face? No, not really.

When someone wants to take the easy road into a service with a phone call from a family friend, do a 6 month rotation on desk duty, talk about how the death or his good buddy in 2004 caused him to sign up.... THREE years later? Yeah, OK.

That's what this is. An argument about type of service. No... I just don't like people who use it for a political agenda like that, unless there is some serious distinction to their service. Aside from that? Those who served just served. That's it. It's not a bumper sticker to be bandied about.

When you use a derogatory word like "pogue," you denigrate his service.


Then take it as denigration. He was a f*ucking pogue. I stand by what I've said.
 
2013-01-12 08:33:38 PM  

brandent: The Bush's are a great American family with a proud history that have served the country well. They have one half retarded kid run for office and everyone gets all up in arms. The rest of the family has been nothing short of stellar human beings.


Nazi money
 
2013-01-12 08:33:42 PM  
Sadly, this would probably be an improvement to our current governor.

/It's hard to believe that Ann Richards was our governor not too long ago.
 
2013-01-12 08:37:28 PM  

NewportBarGuy: ramblinwreck: denigrate another military member's service

I think you're confusing "denigrate" with simply reporting his actual record, which was so obviously done to help build a portfolio with an eye towards a political future.

Give me a f*cking break. I did not call him a coward. I did not denigrate him. I simply pointed out what he did from wiki and made a comment based upon those facts. He understands the issues veterans face? No, not really.

When someone wants to take the easy road into a service with a phone call from a family friend, do a 6 month rotation on desk duty, talk about how the death or his good buddy in 2004 caused him to sign up.... THREE years later? Yeah, OK.

That's what this is. An argument about type of service. No... I just don't like people who use it for a political agenda like that, unless there is some serious distinction to their service. Aside from that? Those who served just served. That's it. It's not a bumper sticker to be bandied about.


I'll denigrate him because a) he's piece of shiat; b) he's a piece of shiat; c) just because someone served doesn't mean they are magically absolved of all wrong doing. ; and d) what he did should never be confused with 'serving'.
 
2013-01-12 08:46:38 PM  
Yes, we remember when Bush first drew the ire of liberals when he defeated their darling in 94.
 
2013-01-12 09:15:05 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: "We for sure are running, the question is the office," Bush told The Associated Press....

Translation: I'm not running because I see a specific office that requires my unique qualifications, I'm running because it's time to start a political career.

Do it, Texas, vote in another Bush family member with a phony, silver-spoon military background. Show the entire f#cking planet that you've learned nothing from the last decade.


Exactly. If he thinks he can do a better job than Perry (and a trained spider monkey could, quite honestly) then he should definitely run. But if he's running because hey! I'm a son of the Bush family and we have no other talents, we run for office! then no. Being a politician shouldn't be a career, it should be a calling.
 
2013-01-12 09:28:01 PM  

MacWizard: NewportBarGuy: Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.

The guy had been President of the United States for 8 years, was probably surrounded by a team of Secret Service agents at all times (or at the very least some sort of military protection detail) and no one knew his real identity?


Dafuq? This thread is about George Bush the Third, not George Bush the Second. The Third has not held any elected office, much less POTUS.
 
2013-01-12 09:34:46 PM  

HotWingAgenda: MacWizard: NewportBarGuy: Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.

The guy had been President of the United States for 8 years, was probably surrounded by a team of Secret Service agents at all times (or at the very least some sort of military protection detail) and no one knew his real identity?

Dafuq? This thread is about George Bush the Third, not George Bush the Second. The Third has not held any elected office, much less POTUS.


mlpchan.net
 
2013-01-12 10:03:03 PM  

NewportBarGuy: The_Six_Fingered_Man: NewportBarGuy: ramblinwreck: denigrate another military member's service

I think you're confusing "denigrate" with simply reporting his actual record, which was so obviously done to help build a portfolio with an eye towards a political future.

Give me a f*cking break. I did not call him a coward. I did not denigrate him. I simply pointed out what he did from wiki and made a comment based upon those facts. He understands the issues veterans face? No, not really.

When someone wants to take the easy road into a service with a phone call from a family friend, do a 6 month rotation on desk duty, talk about how the death or his good buddy in 2004 caused him to sign up.... THREE years later? Yeah, OK.

That's what this is. An argument about type of service. No... I just don't like people who use it for a political agenda like that, unless there is some serious distinction to their service. Aside from that? Those who served just served. That's it. It's not a bumper sticker to be bandied about.

When you use a derogatory word like "pogue," you denigrate his service.

Then take it as denigration. He was a f*ucking pogue. I stand by what I've said.


That's not really a fair assessment.

Most pogues didn't get their cushy positions through their daddies' connections, much less Uncle President.
 
2013-01-12 11:22:13 PM  
The libs worst nightmare - a brown Bush.
You can't let a Bush get into office, but if you don't vote for the brown guy, you're racist.

Oh, the trauma. I hope he runs just to watch Fark hit Warp Factor Derp.
 
2013-01-12 11:25:00 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

Zeus save us.

The sad thing is that there's a 90% chance or so this will happen.

When GW Bush was about that age he was a complete farkup with no serious interest in politics. Then he ended up a two term president of the United States. So some squeaky clean half Hispanic guy named George Bush running for governor in Texas is a shoe in if and when he ever runs for it. And that as we know is just a stepping stone to be POTUS.

Americans were stupid enough to elect GWBush president twice. So nothing would surprise me now.

One day, we will very likely all hear the words "Ladies and Gentleman, introducing President George P Bush!"

What's worse, his dad John Ellis will probably be president before him.
 
2013-01-12 11:56:48 PM  

Saturn5: You can't let a Bush get into office


You sound real well-informed.

Please tell us about the benefits of the last Bush presidency.
 
2013-01-13 02:25:18 AM  
Anyone who would vote for another Bush needs to have their meds adjusted.
 
2013-01-13 02:57:25 AM  
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2013-01-13 02:58:45 AM  

Phoenix_M: Just like Albert Gore Jr.


Do we still have to DRINK! when someone brings up AAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL GOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRE! and it's not a global warming thread?
 
2013-01-13 07:01:23 AM  
This makes it easier to understand why the whole f*cking Romanov family was executed.
 
2013-01-13 10:31:51 AM  
At current rates, there will soon be as many George Bushes as George Foremans.
 
2013-01-13 11:27:52 AM  

Saturn5: The libs worst nightmare - a brown Bush.


We "libs" who just RE-elected a brown POTUS are laughing and pointing at you.
 
2013-01-13 01:49:12 PM  

Stone Meadow: Saturn5: The libs worst nightmare - a brown Bush.

We "libs" who just RE-elected a brown POTUS are laughing and pointing at you.


I think he means the people who claim that if you don't vote for Obama you are racist will be torn on whom to vote for because if they don't vote for this brown guy, they are racist, and surely there are no such things as racist liberals!
 
2013-01-13 02:23:23 PM  

machoprogrammer: the people who claim that if you don't vote for Obama you are racist


There are people like this? Outside of tea-bagger wet derps, I mean?
 
2013-01-13 02:31:13 PM  

Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?


I haven't read downthread yet, but Foreman frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2013-01-13 02:34:30 PM  

machoprogrammer: Stone Meadow: Saturn5: The libs worst nightmare - a brown Bush.

We "libs" who just RE-elected a brown POTUS are laughing and pointing at you.

I think he means the people who claim that if you don't vote for Obama you are racist will be torn on whom to vote for because if they don't vote for this brown guy, they are racist, and surely there are no such things as racist liberals!

THAT

, my friend, is some seriously circular logic. Which is to say you may be correct... ;^)
 
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