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(Washington Post)   The smartest member of the Bush Administration passes away. He was a good boy   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 100
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2013-02-01 11:59:25 PM  
Not a fan of the man, but the loss of a dog is a sad thing. Best wishes.
 
2013-02-02 12:02:05 AM  
Now maybe they can find where he buried those WMD
 
2013-02-02 12:22:02 AM  
You were a heckuva dog, Barney.
 
2013-02-02 12:34:39 AM  
Does Cheney have an alibi?
 
2013-02-02 12:55:31 AM  
You know who else loved dogs?
 
2013-02-02 12:59:19 AM  
♫And the redrockets glare♪
 
2013-02-02 01:34:23 AM  
Aw.  Good boy, Barney.
 
2013-02-02 01:40:02 AM  
He wasn't an attention whore like that Bo either.

/r.i.p. doggy
 
2013-02-02 01:49:18 AM  
Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good

Sidenote, I'm happy the article referred to him as President Bush, not that "Former President" crap the media tends to do.
 
2013-02-02 01:50:15 AM  
You know who else liked to paint?
 
2013-02-02 01:59:08 AM  

efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good
Sidenote, I'm happy the article referred to him as President Bush, not that "Former President" crap the media tends to do.


But according to the republican party.... He never existed, so he was never president. So two wars and 2 trillion dollars and the collapse of the economy was the Black Mans fault.
G.W. Bush still wanted by the World courts for crimes against humanity.

/Old dogs gonna die sooner or later.
 
2013-02-02 02:03:29 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Barney also hated the liberal media.
 
2013-02-02 02:04:44 AM  

efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good


Yeah. All Bush does nowadays, because he developed agoraphobia, is paint dogs and landscapes on his ranch. At first I was absurdly pleased at this news, but I've since realized that he's probably finding some solace in what he does... and that annoys me. He should have no solace. None. Not for the rest of his life.
 
2013-02-02 02:12:25 AM  
img.washingtonpost.com

Wait white house pet?  Wouldnt that be pets of the Observatiory
 
2013-02-02 02:14:42 AM  
blog.peterkupfer.net 2.bp.blogspot.com

Poor doggie had a ruff life
 
2013-02-02 02:16:43 AM  
Awww. This prompted me to give my own 7-year-old Scottish Terrier a hug.

12 is a ripe old age for a purebred dog. Knowing the breed, Barney was probably as fierce in year 12 as he was any year he was living in the White House.

I always thought the Reuters reporter who got bit got what he deserved, considering he claimed his family owned Scotties. They're extremely temperamental. When those dogs get in a mood, you don't go near them. You just let them work their issues out on their own.
 
2013-02-02 02:17:15 AM  
Buddy wanted for questioning
 
2013-02-02 02:17:19 AM  

Brick Tamland's dead?

25.media.tumblr.com
R.I.P.

 
2013-02-02 02:17:35 AM  

James F. Campbell: efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good

Yeah. All Bush does nowadays, because he developed agoraphobia, is paint dogs and landscapes on his ranch. At first I was absurdly pleased at this news, but I've since realized that he's probably finding some solace in what he does... and that annoys me. He should have no solace. None. Not for the rest of his life.


If you had told me right after the 2004 election that by 2009 we'd have a black president named Hussein and the name GWB was never to be heard on the lips of the GOP, AND that he wouldn't dare be seen in public? Stuck on his ranch painting dogs? I'd be totally shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
 
2013-02-02 02:20:24 AM  
Bravo, subby.
 
2013-02-02 02:21:24 AM  

James F. Campbell: efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good

Yeah. All Bush does nowadays, because he developed agoraphobia, is paint dogs and landscapes on his ranch. At first I was absurdly pleased at this news, but I've since realized that he's probably finding some solace in what he does... and that annoys me. He should have no solace. None. Not for the rest of his life.


If he's living at the ranch, then that makes things even more interesting, as Laura's living in the house they bought in Dallas a couple months before his term ran out.  It was a not so well kept secret that she hated the ranch, and that they only bought it (right before he ran for president) to help sell the "folksy" image.
 
2013-02-02 02:28:38 AM  

enochianwolf: If you had told me right after the 2004 election that by 2009 we'd have a black president named Hussein and the name GWB was never to be heard on the lips of the GOP, AND that he wouldn't dare be seen in public? Stuck on his ranch painting dogs? I'd be totally shocked. Shocked, I tell you.


I agree. Despite knowing that Bush was an evil motherfarker, after he handily won in 2004, I never would have guessed that by 2008 the people in this country would so farking sick of Republicans that they'd vote for a black man over them. And let's not kid ourselves: the people in this country haven't gotten any smarter. It's only a matter of time before the Republicans are back on top.

Dwight_Yeast: If he's living at the ranch, then that makes things even more interesting, as Laura's living in the house they bought in Dallas a couple months before his term ran out. It was a not so well kept secret that she hated the ranch, and that they only bought it (right before he ran for president) to help sell the "folksy" image.


Actually, it seems I may have jumped to conclusions... the article simply says that he's living "in Texas," not that he's necessarily back on the ranch. But who knows -- maybe Laura can't stand him, either.
 
2013-02-02 02:32:27 AM  
Hey, you know what?

That's a pretty good painting.

/Many political leaders should have just stuck with painting.
 
2013-02-02 02:45:24 AM  

Saints_Gambit: Hey, you know what?

That's a pretty good painting.

/Many political leaders should have just stuck with painting.


'I can't get the farking trees right.. DAMN I will kill everyone in the world!'
 
2013-02-02 02:53:16 AM  
Meanwhile, in Russia...
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-02-02 02:53:45 AM  

Saints_Gambit: Hey, you know what?

That's a pretty good painting.

/Many political leaders should have just stuck with painting.


My history teacher stopped a documentary we were watching as part of our class on The Origins of WWII at a part where the narrator lambasted Hitlers paintings and said that the narrator was being unnecessarily harsh, most people couldn't paint that well.

/infinite universe theory means that a few centimeters from our own, there could be a universe where Hitler is remembered as a mildly successful landscape painter.
 
2013-02-02 03:00:18 AM  

Alphax: Saints_Gambit: Hey, you know what?

That's a pretty good painting.

/Many political leaders should have just stuck with painting.

'I can't get the farking trees right.. DAMN I will kill everyone in the world!'


It makes you wonder what megalomaniacal traits lurk in the minds of accomplished artists. We may have been spared many tragedies from the wrath of His Eminence of Nederland, Slayer of Men, Keizer Rembrandt
 
2013-02-02 03:01:12 AM  
At least Bush didn't eat his dog.
 
2013-02-02 03:04:21 AM  

Saiga410: [img.washingtonpost.com image 606x494]

Wait white house pet?  Wouldn't that be pets of the Observatory?


For those who that was obscure, the Observatory refers to the vice-presidential residence, and pictured is VP Nixon with Checkers.
 
2013-02-02 03:10:15 AM  

James F. Campbell: efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good

Yeah. All Bush does nowadays, because he developed agoraphobia, is paint dogs and landscapes on his ranch. At first I was absurdly pleased at this news, but I've since realized that he's probably finding some solace in what he does... and that annoys me. He should have no solace. None. Not for the rest of his life.


I too want to see him punished, but if the man is willing to never go in the limelight in exchange for painting, let him have that. I think a more suitable punishment is to let him live a long time and see the Republican brand he helped foster slowly die off (preferably with members of his administration tried for war crimes in the process, but I'll settle for just the first part). Let him know that his policies helped elect a black man, and his legacy is being ranked near the bottom of every Presidential list.

If he takes that burden, I'll respect the wishes of privacy and allow an old man to paint in solitude.
 
2013-02-02 03:17:27 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: At least Bush didn't eat his dog.


Hotdogs are more American than Top Gun, you telling me he never had them? Psht!

/he did eat the souls of thousands of Americans to appease his father, Lucif- wait, nevermind
 
2013-02-02 03:22:03 AM  

James F. Campbell: Actually, it seems I may have jumped to conclusions... the article simply says that he's living "in Texas," not that he's necessarily back on the ranch. But who knows -- maybe Laura can't stand him, either.


Yeah, it's a question I've been looking for the answer to for some time, as a number of interviews that have been published with either of them don't seem to mention the other.  It's just a hunch on my part, but the President and First Lady needing to spend time apart after the pressure cooker of the White House is not uncommon (see the Clintons).
 
2013-02-02 03:23:49 AM  
D'aw
 
2013-02-02 03:29:22 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: At least Bush didn't eat his dog.


Potato/10

You can't even send off a farking dog without being a blithering idiot.
 
2013-02-02 03:33:03 AM  

enochianwolf: Hotdogs are more American than Top Gun, you telling me he never had them? Psht!


Of course not!  Hot dogs aren't Hallal!
 
2013-02-02 03:56:32 AM  

James F. Campbell: efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good

Yeah. All Bush does nowadays, because he developed agoraphobia, is paint dogs and landscapes on his ranch. At first I was absurdly pleased at this news, but I've since realized that he's probably finding some solace in what he does... and that annoys me. He should have no solace. None. Not for the rest of his life.


fwiw..........I am no GWB fan, but from the linked story and the source story, he does not really fit the agoraphobia definition and if there is an issue, it is a mild case. It notes that he goes out quite a bit for various reasons. Even this 2011 interview on ABC news after OBL was killed would dispel the notion that he is completely home-bound and it is noted he was out at a restaurant when he received the news. There is however, the persistent rumor that GWB has a penchant for impersonating Victoria Jackson and trying to fool conservative tv hosts because after a few years out of the spotlight, he misses the limelight.

But that is just a rumor.
 
2013-02-02 03:56:52 AM  

enochianwolf: Alphax: Saints_Gambit: Hey, you know what?

That's a pretty good painting.

/Many political leaders should have just stuck with painting.

'I can't get the farking trees right.. DAMN I will kill everyone in the world!'

It makes you wonder what megalomaniacal traits lurk in the minds of accomplished artists. We may have been spared many tragedies from the wrath of His Eminence of Nederland, Slayer of Men, Keizer Rembrandt


You mean like this guy, the next Mao?
 
2013-02-02 03:57:53 AM  
Is it bad of me, that my first thought when I heard the news, was 'Someone got the wrong son of a biatch'?
 
2013-02-02 04:07:07 AM  
Well then, sure sounds like somebody is jealous and not nearly as smart one of a few dozen people to make their way to the presidency.
 
2013-02-02 04:09:43 AM  

bhcompy: Well then, sure sounds like somebody is jealous and not nearly as smart one of a few dozen people to make their way to the presidency.


Don't ever describe that man as 'smart' again.
 
2013-02-02 04:21:51 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: At least Bush didn't eat his dog.


Seriously? You can't even let an article about Bush's dog dying go without making a racist dig at Obama? How much is Drew paying you to shill for the GOP? Is it worth sending your soul to Hell for all eternity? How many more questions can I ask in a row?
 
2013-02-02 04:33:27 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: James F. Campbell: efgeise: Apparently the painting in the article was painted by President Bush. That's pretty good

Yeah. All Bush does nowadays, because he developed agoraphobia, is paint dogs and landscapes on his ranch. At first I was absurdly pleased at this news, but I've since realized that he's probably finding some solace in what he does... and that annoys me. He should have no solace. None. Not for the rest of his life.

I too want to see him punished, but if the man is willing to never go in the limelight in exchange for painting, let him have that. I think a more suitable punishment is to let him live a long time and see the Republican brand he helped foster slowly die off (preferably with members of his administration tried for war crimes in the process, but I'll settle for just the first part). Let him know that his policies helped elect a black man, and his legacy is being ranked near the bottom of every Presidential list.

If he takes that burden, I'll respect the wishes of privacy and allow an old man to paint in solitude.


Just to clarify, are you saying he's pissed that the guy in the white house is black? He's a war criminal and a baffoon, but he's also the President that nominated the first black SecState. Who was followed up closely by the second black SecState, who is a close friend. The one thing this blight on American history is not is racist. That may be the one redeeming feature he has.
 
2013-02-02 04:34:55 AM  
You know who else was a painter?
 
2013-02-02 04:40:34 AM  
i.imgur.com

Am I crazy?  Did Barney have the doggie equivalent of fetal alcohol syndrome?
 
2013-02-02 05:05:29 AM  
That'll do pig. That'll do...
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-02 05:08:06 AM  
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RIP Checkers
 
2013-02-02 05:53:45 AM  
I "like" GW on facebook.  3 hours after he posted an announcement of his dog dying, it had 80,000 likes.

what kind of sick people like a man's dog dying?
 
2013-02-02 05:57:47 AM  
I wonder how Socks reacted when he looked up from where he was lazing about in the meadow (referred to in the Rainbow Bridge poem) and saw Barney coming.
 
2013-02-02 06:11:48 AM  

James F. Campbell: enochianwolf: If you had told me right after the 2004 election that by 2009 we'd have a black president named Hussein and the name GWB was never to be heard on the lips of the GOP, AND that he wouldn't dare be seen in public? Stuck on his ranch painting dogs? I'd be totally shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

I agree. Despite knowing that Bush was an evil motherfarker, after he handily won in 2004, I never would have guessed that by 2008 the people in this country would so farking sick of Republicans that they'd vote for a black man over them. And let's not kid ourselves: the people in this country haven't gotten any smarter. It's only a matter of time before the Republicans are back on top.

Dwight_Yeast: If he's living at the ranch, then that makes things even more interesting, as Laura's living in the house they bought in Dallas a couple months before his term ran out. It was a not so well kept secret that she hated the ranch, and that they only bought it (right before he ran for president) to help sell the "folksy" image.

Actually, it seems I may have jumped to conclusions... the article simply says that he's living "in Texas," not that he's necessarily back on the ranch. But who knows -- maybe Laura can't stand him, either.


I spent most of my adult life in and around Dallas and I still have friends there who tell me Dubya is never seen in public, never mentioned in the social section of the paper, never heard from at all. Not at all what any of us would have expected after his term was over, since he isn't that old. I hadn't heard about this agoraphobia thing (and I'm not entirely sure I buy it -- sound a little like a cover story), but if that bastard wants to go into hiding for the rest of his life, that's okay by me.
 
2013-02-02 06:42:18 AM  

SilentStrider: Not a fan of the man, but the loss of a dog is a sad thing. Best wishes.


His pit bull got a new heart recently, and still has a nice snarl.
 
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