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(USA Today)   Clinton, Obama agree they like bald bush   (usatoday.com) divider line 47
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2013-07-25 04:03:38 PM
Carlos Danger approved.
 
2013-07-25 04:27:49 PM
Reach, subby.  It's either bald OR bush!
 
2013-07-25 04:31:52 PM

GoldSpider: Reach, subby.  It's either bald OR bush!


If you can have chicken scampi, anything goes.
 
2013-07-25 04:31:54 PM

GoldSpider: Reach, subby.  It's either bald OR bush!


A well groomed landing strip is both
 
2013-07-25 04:34:36 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-07-25 04:34:42 PM
This is why I love Fark.
 
2013-07-25 04:41:37 PM
Leukemia has special resonance in the Bush family; George senior and wife Barbara lost their infant daughter Robin to the disease in 1953.

Goddamnit! So close!

/ugh, now I feel bad for making a joke about a little kid dying.
 
2013-07-25 04:42:57 PM
Clinton will but Obama won't put his face near it (You know how THEY are).
 
2013-07-25 04:44:28 PM
this has to confuse the hell out of the Tea Party.  Bush 41 is doing something good, so they must love it, but Obama supports it, so they must hate it.

Their logic circuits are going to overload any second.
 
2013-07-25 04:52:44 PM
Fark You George Bush.

/That's a nice gesture though
 
2013-07-25 04:56:29 PM

ManateeGag: this has to confuse the hell out of the Tea Party.  Bush 41 is doing something good, so they must love it, but Obama supports it, so they must hate it.

Their logic circuits are going to overload any second.


do they like 41? he was quite a moderate by their standards.
 
2013-07-25 04:57:12 PM
+1
 
2013-07-25 04:58:00 PM
MO-OM! I think this old guy needs his diaper changed
www.gannett-cdn.com
Actually, it is pretty cool
 
2013-07-25 04:58:10 PM

ManateeGag: this has to confuse the hell out of the Tea Party.  Bush 41 is doing something good, so they must love it, but Obama supports it, so they must hate it.

Their logic circuits are going to overload any second.


I don't think they like 41 that much.
 
2013-07-25 04:59:52 PM
A well-deserved green.

Would have been better if it were Clinton and Biden.
 
2013-07-25 05:04:05 PM
Yet another POTUS who didn't become a hero until long after their term.

Good on you, Mr. Bush.
 
2013-07-25 05:05:09 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark You George Bush.

/That's a nice gesture though



This is George H. Bush, not George W. Bush.

I don't know about you, but I don't have 1/10th the ire for Mr. "No New Taxes" as I do for Mr. "Mission Accomplished". To me he seemed competent and actually somewhat fiscally progressive (for a Republican). For instance, he called Reagans "Trickle Down Economics" out for what it really is, e.g. "Voodoo Economics".

I honestly think he was the last GOP candidate that we've had that hasn't been completely beholden to both the Christian Right as well as the Neo-Conservatives.

Personally I think the major problems with George W. Bush is that he didn't possess his daddy's intellect (which is a huge issue) as well as the fact that he was politically "raised" in the vipers nest of modern GOP ideology which is dominated by radicals (ergo fundementalist christians and neo-cons).

Is it strange that I find the party of liberals actually more conservative (in the true meaning of the word) than the purported Conservative party (big-C)? The liberals haven't spent the last 30 years radicalizing the economy and socializing private corporations on the back of tax payers. But yeah, abortions and homos! So conservative!
 
2013-07-25 05:19:53 PM

TwistedFark: I don't know about you, but I don't have 1/10th the ire for Mr. "No New Taxes" as I do for Mr. "Mission Accomplished". To me he seemed competent and actually somewhat fiscally progressive (for a Republican). For instance, he called Reagans "Trickle Down Economics" out for what it really is, e.g. "Voodoo Economics".


He also signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. It's hard to imagine the GOP doing this today.
 
2013-07-25 05:20:36 PM
What's not to like?
 
2013-07-25 05:24:41 PM

Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 750x500]


Oh geeze-us, that cracked my shiat up!
 
2013-07-25 05:26:15 PM
His entire Secret Service detail shaved as well? That seems like a bad idea. They'll be easy to spot.
 
2013-07-25 05:30:11 PM
www.chucklebot.com
The brains.


media.wwltv.com
The muscle.

Theirs was a crime wave the city won't soon forget.
 
2013-07-25 05:30:47 PM
TwistedFark:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark You George Bush.

/That's a nice gesture though


This is George H. Bush, not George W. Bush.

I don't know about you, but I don't have 1/10th the ire for Mr. "No New Taxes" as I do for Mr. "Mission Accomplished". To me he seemed competent and actually somewhat fiscally progressive (for a Republican). For instance, he called Reagans "Trickle Down Economics" out for what it really is, e.g. "Voodoo Economics".

I honestly think he was the last GOP candidate that we've had that hasn't been completely beholden to both the Christian Right as well as the Neo-Conservatives.

Personally I think the major problems with George W. Bush is that he didn't possess his daddy's intellect (which is a huge issue) as well as the fact that he was politically "raised" in the vipers nest of modern GOP ideology which is dominated by radicals (ergo fundementalist christians and neo-cons).


GHB struck me as a smart guy who got stuck with other people's blitheringly stupid ideologies. He was Reagan's VP, and if he wanted Reagan's voters he had to be a numbnuts like Reagan and pander to the Jerry Falwells et alia.

Again I think he was a smart guy. You don't become director of the CIA *just* on Daddy's name, and think he was very much the pragmatic technocrat who had some sense about the cold war as it was at the time.

But given that he had to be elected... He had to become something a lot stupider. He was the second person I ever voted *against.*
 
2013-07-25 05:45:10 PM
Good for him.
 
2013-07-25 05:46:39 PM
Whatever the case, ok, maybe it's a little easier to shave your head bald when you're 80+ years old and perhaps a bit thin on top... :)

But he did it out of love and solidarity with someone he didn't know from Adam. And that should be ok in anyone's book.

So yeah. nothing but Kudos.
 
2013-07-25 06:01:02 PM

ManateeGag: this has to confuse the hell out of the Tea Party. Bush 41 is doing something good, so they must love it, but Obama supports it, so they must hate it.


Nah, 41's a RINO. Easy peasy.
 
2013-07-25 06:29:22 PM
It wasn't until George W. Bush came along that I realized that George H.W. Bush really wasn't as bad as I remembered. Nice gesture on his part, and I salute him for it.
 
2013-07-25 06:48:24 PM
There is next to nothing I will praise this man about. But, this is one thing. It was a nice gesture.

And, that's all I'll give him.
 
2013-07-25 07:06:45 PM

ManateeGag: this has to confuse the hell out of the Tea Party.  Bush 41 is doing something good, so they must love it, but Obama supports it, so they must hate it.

Their logic circuits are going to overload any second.


So they'll burn out or explode or something, as in that Star Trek episode?  Coolness.  Then Bush 41 will have done his country a great service...
 
2013-07-25 07:12:54 PM
to show your support Patrick

Why would Patrick need to show his support on twitter?
 
2013-07-25 07:14:48 PM

phenn: There is next to nothing I will praise this man about. But, this is one thing. It was a nice gesture.

And, that's all I'll give him.


He was good in that one episode of The Simpsons.
 
2013-07-25 07:55:02 PM

Whiskey Pete: Clinton will but Obama won't put his face near it (You know how THEY are).


If it ain't on a plate it won't get ate!
 
2013-07-25 08:08:53 PM

TwistedFark: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark You George Bush.

/That's a nice gesture though


This is George H. Bush, not George W. Bush.

I don't know about you, but I don't have 1/10th the ire for Mr. "No New Taxes" as I do for Mr. "Mission Accomplished". To me he seemed competent and actually somewhat fiscally progressive (for a Republican). For instance, he called Reagans "Trickle Down Economics" out for what it really is, e.g. "Voodoo Economics".

I honestly think he was the last GOP candidate that we've had that hasn't been completely beholden to both the Christian Right as well as the Neo-Conservatives.

Personally I think the major problems with George W. Bush is that he didn't possess his daddy's intellect (which is a huge issue) as well as the fact that he was politically "raised" in the vipers nest of modern GOP ideology which is dominated by radicals (ergo fundementalist christians and neo-cons).

Is it strange that I find the party of liberals actually more conservative (in the true meaning of the word) than the purported Conservative party (big-C)? The liberals haven't spent the last 30 years radicalizing the economy and socializing private corporations on the back of tax payers. But yeah, abortions and homos! So conservative!


you just summarized my " why I am not a republican anymore" thoughts. Without realizing you did.
 
2013-07-25 08:38:23 PM

Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 750x500]


Is that suppose to be the Queen with Obama?
 
2013-07-25 09:28:35 PM

heinekenftw: Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 750x500]

Is that suppose to be the Queen with Obama?


Barbara Bush, I think, who is known to have a queen-sized ego.
 
2013-07-25 09:52:57 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Leukemia has special resonance in the Bush family; George senior and wife Barbara lost their infant daughter Robin to the disease in 1953.

Goddamnit! So close!

/ugh, now I feel bad for making a joke about a little kid dying.


I read W's book. Most of it seemed like his apology/defense of how things happened during his presidency. But the first few chapters covered his history pretty well. His recollection of Robin's death was pretty moving. She got sick, so they brought her to specialists on the east coast. George Sr. and Babs flew back and forth to be with their family and with Robin. One day, George and Babs came home. W ran up to the car because he thought his little sister was coming home and he could play with her again. But the car only had his crying parents in it.

If the rest of the book showed the same emotional depth as his personal chapters, it would have been a much better book.
 
2013-07-25 10:00:09 PM
Leukemia has special resonance in the Bush family; George senior and wife Barbara lost their infant daughter Robin to the disease in 1953.

Barbara Bush didn't attend the funeral for own infant daughter.
She played tennis, instead.
 
2013-07-25 11:03:11 PM

phenn: There is next to nothing I will praise this man about. But, this is one thing. It was a nice gesture.

And, that's all I'll give him.


Says some farker who will likely never be praised for Anything....
 
2013-07-25 11:18:15 PM

phenn: There is next to nothing I will praise this man about. But, this is one thing. It was a nice gesture.

And, that's all I'll give him.


This is the other Bush. The one who raised tons of money for disaster relief over the last decade.
 
2013-07-26 12:58:53 AM

netweavr: His entire Secret Service detail shaved as well? That seems like a bad idea. They'll be easy to spot.


They can just look down and blind the would-be assassin.
 
2013-07-26 02:43:29 AM
That's a lot of Secret Service agents there ... I guess it's all the men who cover all shifts.

Speaking of, why no women?? And how do you get assigned to ex-president detail? I'm guessing it's regarded as a good assignment.
 
2013-07-26 03:32:35 AM

RobDownSouth: Leukemia has special resonance in the Bush family; George senior and wife Barbara lost their infant daughter Robin to the disease in 1953.

Barbara Bush didn't attend the funeral for own infant daughter.
She played tennis, instead.


People grieve in different ways. I didn't want to go to my dad's funeral because I was too raw. I went, but it was awful and I was counting down the minutes until I got to go home. I will never blame a parent for acting strangely when their child dies of an illness like that.
 
2013-07-26 04:08:24 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Speaking of, why no women??


The same reason elite athletics events are divided up into men's and women's divisions. The average woman can train to be faster, stronger, and more agile than most men, but at elite levels, women are just outperformed by men. Olympic male sprinters are able to get off the block 10% faster than their women counterparts. If someone's firing a bullet at you, how fast do you want their reaction time to be?
 
2013-07-26 05:48:34 AM

maxheck: Yet another POTUS who didn't become a hero until long after their term.

Good on you, Mr. Bush.


George HW Bush gave us Clarence Thomas. He also gave us the first Iraq War, a completely unnecessary war which led to most of terrorism we dealt with after HW Bush left office because of the troops we put in Saudi Arabia. Without daddy Bush's dicketry, baby Bush's dicketry would not have been possible.
 
2013-07-26 06:57:28 AM

Befuddled: maxheck: Yet another POTUS who didn't become a hero until long after their term.

Good on you, Mr. Bush.

George HW Bush gave us Clarence Thomas. He also gave us the first Iraq War, a completely unnecessary war which led to most of terrorism we dealt with after HW Bush left office because of the troops we put in Saudi Arabia. Without daddy Bush's dicketry, baby Bush's dicketry would not have been possible.


It was a necessary war that Bush the Greater didn't go far enough on. Unlike the Vietnam War where "staying the course" would have been extremely unwise due to the casualties inflicted, the Persian Gulf War basically had us handing Saddam's ass to him on a platter in less than a year.

We more or less had no way of losing the war, and we should have gone farther and took out Saddam Hussein and the entirety of the Baath party. Instead we let him run with his tail between his legs and let him troll the fark out of the U.N. Inspectors for a few more presidential administrations.

This is the same issue we have with North Korea. We didn't go far enough. Just have Sam Kinnison ask Rodney Dangerfield.
 
2013-07-26 08:08:06 AM

tnpir: It wasn't until George W. Bush came along that I realized that George H.W. Bush really wasn't as bad as I remembered. Nice gesture on his part, and I salute him for it.


Oh, make no mistake, HW had just as much "fark you I got mine" and links to international criminal activities (as well as a body count) as today's Republicans. It's just that he had a spawn that surpassed his own evil. It's like HW was the Archie Manning of destructive politics.
 
2013-07-26 12:05:36 PM

Godscrack: [imageshack.us image 750x500]


Almost spit my pizza out. Thanks!
 
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