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(AP)   George Bush may run for governor of Texas. This is not a repeat from 1994   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 33
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2013-01-12 11:58:50 AM  
4 votes:
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 11:49:37 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:37:47 PM  
3 votes:
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 11:59:55 AM  
3 votes:

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 12:06:56 PM  
2 votes:
sfcitizen.com
2013-01-12 12:06:27 PM  
2 votes:
Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".
2013-01-13 07:01:23 AM  
1 votes:
This makes it easier to understand why the whole f*cking Romanov family was executed.
2013-01-13 02:25:18 AM  
1 votes:
Anyone who would vote for another Bush needs to have their meds adjusted.
2013-01-12 08:33:38 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:55:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:04:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:22:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:54:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:49:24 PM  
1 votes:
s.wsj.net
"He's still a jerk."
2013-01-12 02:49:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:30:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:28:37 PM  
1 votes:
Proof positive that Republicans never learn.

They just double down.
2013-01-12 01:24:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:52:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:49:05 PM  
1 votes:
inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.
2013-01-12 12:32:49 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:17:05 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:13:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:13:12 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:12:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:07:25 PM  
1 votes:
Noelle would be a perfect fit for drug czar.
2013-01-12 12:07:22 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:07:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:05:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:58:44 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:57:51 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:56:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:53:12 AM  
1 votes:
The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?
 
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