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2013-04-26 08:21:47 AM  
Do you know who else was a mediocre painter?

/figured I get it out of the way
 
2013-04-26 08:33:53 AM  
Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.
 
2013-04-26 08:44:17 AM  
Dubya getting his own library is pretty funny. Do they give one to every President?
 
2013-04-26 08:47:25 AM  

Mugato: Dubya getting his own library is pretty funny. Do they give one to every President?


It ain't a "library" it's a "center".  All of them since Hoover.
 
2013-04-26 09:04:46 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.


Did anyone else see the Daily Show last night, discussing the Bush Library interactive exhibit where you "face the same decisions" as W?

Jon Stewart:  Could you choose B, and choose not to invade Iraq?

Al Madrigal:  Well, a video of George W. Bush comes up, and tells you that you made the wrong decision...

Jon, after audience laughs:  You're making that up, right?

Al:  No, no, no...that's actually what happens at the George W. Bush museum.

And that's when TDS posts this excerpt from the Esquire article:

I barreled through U.N. experts, White House officials, and CIA spooks in the few minutes allotted. (Despite my search there was no Colin Powell clone whispering his Pottery Barn rule, "You break it, you own it.") After a barrage of BREAKING NEWS - Missile systems! Global protests! - we decided on option two: seek a new U.N. resolution. Bush greeted us on-screen, to tell us how wrong we were in his trademark matter-of-fact way.

"Saddam posed too big a risk to ignore...the world was made safer by his removal."
 
2013-04-26 09:38:15 AM  

UNC_Samurai: IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.

Did anyone else see the Daily Show last night, discussing the Bush Library interactive exhibit where you "face the same decisions" as W?

Jon Stewart:  Could you choose B, and choose not to invade Iraq?

Al Madrigal:  Well, a video of George W. Bush comes up, and tells you that you made the wrong decision...

Jon, after audience laughs:  You're making that up, right?

Al:  No, no, no...that's actually what happens at the George W. Bush museum.

And that's when TDS posts this excerpt from the Esquire article:

I barreled through U.N. experts, White House officials, and CIA spooks in the few minutes allotted. (Despite my search there was no Colin Powell clone whispering his Pottery Barn rule, "You break it, you own it.") After a barrage of BREAKING NEWS - Missile systems! Global protests! - we decided on option two: seek a new U.N. resolution. Bush greeted us on-screen, to tell us how wrong we were in his trademark matter-of-fact way.

"Saddam posed too big a risk to ignore...the world was made safer by his removal."


.......Holy shiat. I am without words. That is seriously 1984-level Newspeak.
 
2013-04-26 09:40:09 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I barreled through U.N. experts, White House officials, and CIA spooks in the few minutes allotted. (Despite my search there was no Colin Powell clone whispering his Pottery Barn rule, "You break it, you own it.") After a barrage of BREAKING NEWS - Missile systems! Global protests! - we decided on option two: seek a new U.N. resolution. Bush greeted us on-screen, to tell us how wrong we were in his trademark matter-of-fact way.

"Saddam posed too big a risk to ignore...the world was made safer by his removal."


Kid Politics from TAL.

"What if, say, the U.S.-led invasion of Grenada in 1983 had been decided, not by Ronald Reagan, but by a bunch of middle-schoolers?"
 
2013-04-26 09:40:24 AM  
And people bomb the Boston marathon when this place deserves to be burned to the ground....
 
2013-04-26 09:44:42 AM  
You know what the most insulting thing is though, is the beam from one of the towers, just proudly displayed there. I say its not a monument to those that lost their lives, its a giant farking middle finger that screams fark you to those who dies and the thousands upon thousands who dies after as those original deaths were used to justify pointless wars and conflicts.

If there is a hell, that entire administration is going to rot in it
 
2013-04-26 09:54:01 AM  
That was pretty tame.  I thought Clinton asked Barbara Bush to blow him where the pampers is or something.
 
2013-04-26 09:55:38 AM  

Epoch_Zero: And people bomb the Boston marathon when this place deserves to be burned to the ground....


I am too lazy to look it up this morning but does anyone know if this was built with public or private dollars?
 
2013-04-26 10:01:29 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: You know what the most insulting thing is though, is the beam from one of the towers, just proudly displayed there. I say its not a monument to those that lost their lives, its a giant farking middle finger that screams fark you to those who dies and the thousands upon thousands who dies after as those original deaths were used to justify pointless wars and conflicts.

If there is a hell, that entire administration is going to rot in it


There isn't.  Bush will live to a ripe-old age, die surrounded by family and supporters, and not once pay for the quite-possibly-millions he condemned to death.  Enjoy your life.
 
2013-04-26 10:11:26 AM  

monoski: Epoch_Zero: And people bomb the Boston marathon when this place deserves to be burned to the ground....

I am too lazy to look it up this morning but does anyone know if this was built with public or private dollars?


They're maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which is a federal agency. But I also see that 300 million for construction was raised by the nonprofit George W. Bush Foundation. So I'm almost positive that we all paid in some way for the Bush Center, at least for its continued existence and maintenance
 
2013-04-26 10:12:02 AM  

UNC_Samurai: IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.

Did anyone else see the Daily Show last night, discussing the Bush Library interactive exhibit where you "face the same decisions" as W?

Jon Stewart:  Could you choose B, and choose not to invade Iraq?

Al Madrigal:  Well, a video of George W. Bush comes up, and tells you that you made the wrong decision...

Jon, after audience laughs:  You're making that up, right?

Al:  No, no, no...that's actually what happens at the George W. Bush museum.

And that's when TDS posts this excerpt from the Esquire article:

I barreled through U.N. experts, White House officials, and CIA spooks in the few minutes allotted. (Despite my search there was no Colin Powell clone whispering his Pottery Barn rule, "You break it, you own it.") After a barrage of BREAKING NEWS - Missile systems! Global protests! - we decided on option two: seek a new U.N. resolution. Bush greeted us on-screen, to tell us how wrong we were in his trademark matter-of-fact way.

"Saddam posed too big a risk to ignore...the world was made safer by his removal."


i260.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-26 10:15:07 AM  

monoski: Epoch_Zero: And people bomb the Boston marathon when this place deserves to be burned to the ground....

I am too lazy to look it up this morning but does anyone know if this was built with public or private dollars?


A mix of public and private funds. In true W class, the funds for this center for the white washing of war crimes started being collected before he was out of office.

Most of the private funds came from the "non-profit" George W Bush Foundation, whose grants I can only imagine are made in the form of depleted uranium at mach 2.
 
2013-04-26 10:21:05 AM  

jayhawk88: UNC_Samurai: IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.

Did anyone else see the Daily Show last night, discussing the Bush Library interactive exhibit where you "face the same decisions" as W?

Jon Stewart:  Could you choose B, and choose not to invade Iraq?

Al Madrigal:  Well, a video of George W. Bush comes up, and tells you that you made the wrong decision...

Jon, after audience laughs:  You're making that up, right?

Al:  No, no, no...that's actually what happens at the George W. Bush museum.

And that's when TDS posts this excerpt from the Esquire article:

I barreled through U.N. experts, White House officials, and CIA spooks in the few minutes allotted. (Despite my search there was no Colin Powell clone whispering his Pottery Barn rule, "You break it, you own it.") After a barrage of BREAKING NEWS - Missile systems! Global protests! - we decided on option two: seek a new U.N. resolution. Bush greeted us on-screen, to tell us how wrong we were in his trademark matter-of-fact way.

"Saddam posed too big a risk to ignore...the world was made safer by his removal."

.......Holy shiat. I am without words. That is seriously 1984-level Newspeak.


yeah the only advice you get to hear is from the neocons who wanted to go into Iraq. you have Cheney,Feith,Abrams,Wolfowitz,Rumsfeld,Perle and the rest all telling you tall tales of imminent doom and mushroom clouds.  Nothing from Powell or Clarke or Plame.
 
2013-04-26 10:25:46 AM  
also on big point made on The Daily Show is what these ex presidents have done with their lives since leaving the office. Carter and Clinton are trying to solve the worlds problems through humanitarian efforts. Curing diseases, building homes,building schools and feeding the hungry.

Bush otoh....
i208.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-26 10:38:56 AM  

EvilEgg: Do you know who else was a mediocre painter?

/figured I get it out of the way


Heck of a lot better painter than me!
 
2013-04-26 10:40:16 AM  
DRTFA but Bill Clinton shouldn't even be speaking there.
 
2013-04-26 10:42:43 AM  

Hobodeluxe: also one big point made on The Daily Show is what these ex presidents have done with their lives since leaving the office. Carter and Clinton are trying to solve the worlds problems through humanitarian efforts. Curing diseases, building homes,building schools and feeding the hungry.


You say that as though he won't get arrested and get sent to the Hague if he steps one foot outside the country. There is a reason why most of the administration is either doing things subtle or they are holed up in their compounds.

The fact that he can't go on the circuit and make mad bank should suggest to you that he is living his legacy just fine.
 
2013-04-26 10:44:21 AM  
media.cagle.com
 
2013-04-26 10:51:11 AM  
You can take the man out of Arkansas, but you can't take the Arkansas out of the man.
 
2013-04-26 10:53:37 AM  
media.cagle.com
 
2013-04-26 11:26:12 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.


You must be a real hoot at parties
 
2013-04-26 11:48:36 AM  

Le Grand Inquisitor: IdBeCrazyIf: Ahh yes, how wonderful we erect a monument to a War Criminal and have inside that library 'facts' that have been repeatedly and demonstrably proven wrong.

You must be a real hoot at parties


You must not party in DC.
 
2013-04-26 12:24:00 PM  

Hobodeluxe: also on big point made on The Daily Show is what these ex presidents have done with their lives since leaving the office. Carter and Clinton are trying to solve the worlds problems through humanitarian efforts. Curing diseases, building homes,building schools and feeding the hungry.


Maybe he hopes for a Reagan-style canonization.
Reagen worsened almost everything, but the whole Alzheimer's thing prevented him from staying in the spotlight Somehow, eventually, he became God to a frightening amount of the country.

I think he knows that the less people hear of him, the more they forget. Romney and other Republicans' seeming inability to censor their true thoughts 100% of the time (and the resulting 2012 election results) would only embolden him to stay quiet.
 
2013-04-26 03:43:11 PM  

EvilEgg: Do you know who else was a mediocre painter?

/figured I get it out of the way


Churchill? Could he paint an entire apartment in one afternoon? Two coats?
 
2013-04-26 05:57:07 PM  

whidbey: DRTFA but Bill Clinton shouldn't even be speaking there.


Biggest threat to our country today: idiots with free speech and a keyboard.
 
2013-04-26 06:14:39 PM  

EvilEgg: Do you know who else was a mediocre painter?

/figured I get it out of the way


bodegabayheritagegallery.com

Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
2013-04-26 07:46:33 PM  

EvilEgg: Mugato: Dubya getting his own library is pretty funny. Do they give one to every President?

It ain't a "library" it's a "center".  All of them since Hoover.


Seriously? Yes, everyone gets a "Presidential Library". That's why it was in the joke mill long before he was out of office that his future Presidential library was going to consist solely of coloring books.
 
2013-04-26 10:35:13 PM  

Uncle Pooky: whidbey: DRTFA but Bill Clinton shouldn't even be speaking there.

Biggest threat to our country today: idiots with free speech and a keyboard.


Not sure why you feel the need to address my disdainful comments in such a vague almost apologetic manner for an unindicted war criminal and one of America's most noted Republican Presidents masquerading as a Democrat, but I'm sure you have a good reason for it.
 
2013-04-27 03:13:08 AM  

Mikey1969: EvilEgg: Mugato: Dubya getting his own library is pretty funny. Do they give one to every President?

It ain't a "library" it's a "center".  All of them since Hoover.

Seriously? Yes, everyone gets a "Presidential Library". That's why it was in the joke mill long before he was out of office that his future Presidential library was going to consist solely of coloring books.


It's also why people joked about whether Clinton's would feature the blue dress.

And to provide further context to the Presidential Library thing, yes, every President gets a research library these days, and they're run by the National Archives. That's where they gather artifacts and all the various public documents from a Presidency, and sometimes they wind up with other stuff. JFK's has all of Hemingway's papers, for instance. If you want to troll through primary source documents while writing a book, that's where you go. The public museums aren't that big a deal- they cater to the people who would be inclined to visit a library dedicated to that particular President. Nixon's library whitewashed watergate until the National Archives revamped the exhibit recently, they all portray a view of history that's very friendly to the President they're dedicated to, but the documents don't lie- a good deal of the scathing historical judgements of GWB will be written based on documents from this library, and with the help of librarians there.
 
2013-04-27 09:20:40 AM  
the way Damage Control is DONE!   baby!
 
2013-04-27 09:55:14 AM  
farker should be painting in prison.
 
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