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(ABC)   There was a couple of Bushes at a lesbian wedding   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 86
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2013-09-26 08:01:22 AM  

Aristocles: uh oh.... Farklibs heads are exploding as their black/white, good/evil, made-up, imagination land world comes crashing to the ground!


nah it's simple really. their political lives are over. no need to spout party lines for votes anymore.
 
2013-09-26 08:02:33 AM  
Remember when Justice Ginsburg was accused of showboating for officiating a gay wedding?
 
2013-09-26 08:07:28 AM  
World's changing.  He's somewhat on board.  Fine example of what former Presidents are supposed to act like.
 
2013-09-26 08:13:52 AM  
In the photo, Bush is seated in a wheelchair, a stack of papers on his lap and his left hand poised with a pen. One bright red sock and one bright blue one peek out below the cuffs of his blue slacks.

I see Oprah has gotten to Mrs. Bush.
/I know. It's his 'thing'
 
2013-09-26 08:18:49 AM  

Hobodeluxe: flondrix: G. H. W. Bush was a WWII hero; if you eliminate him from history, Hitler wins

nah all his action was in the Pacific theatre bombing the Japanese.


Of course if he died in that theatre, then someone would have to replace him and that would be the person that may have been the pivotal one to result in Hitler's demise/loss.
 
2013-09-26 08:19:37 AM  
www.washingtonpost.com
Hey Bar. You know that wedding we just went to. Don't you think the guy looked a lot like a woman?

and or

Got mah booze, got mah blanket, got mah extra absorbent adult sanitary device. I'm a happy fellow.
 
2013-09-26 08:22:06 AM  

alaric3: were not was


Was, not were.

There was a couple. There were two couples.
 
2013-09-26 08:28:10 AM  
img.fark.net

Someone with better photo shopping skills than I should shop Michele Bachmann popping out from behind these Bushes.
 
2013-09-26 08:29:04 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Thread-ruining-shiatbird: uh oh.... Farklibs heads are exploding as their black/white, good/evil, made-up, imagination land world comes crashing to the ground!

nah it's simple really. their political lives are over. no need to spout party lines for votes anymore.


And they always seem to come to their senses AFTER they're out of office and don't have to worry about the consequences.  Same issue with politicians who, after they leave office, say they're in favor of decriminalizing drug use and scaling back the War on Drugs.  Would be farking nice if you all would say something when you might actually affect policy, assholes!
 
2013-09-26 08:33:19 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Hobodeluxe: Thread-ruining-shiatbird: uh oh.... Farklibs heads are exploding as their black/white, good/evil, made-up, imagination land world comes crashing to the ground!

nah it's simple really. their political lives are over. no need to spout party lines for votes anymore.

And they always seem to come to their senses AFTER they're out of office and don't have to worry about the consequences.  Same issue with politicians who, after they leave office, say they're in favor of decriminalizing drug use and scaling back the War on Drugs.  Would be farking nice if you all would say something when you might actually affect policy, assholes!


Or when they get out of office, they're no longer required by the party to toe the party line.
 
2013-09-26 08:59:27 AM  

ginandbacon: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

You have a very loose acquaintance with history. GHWB was actually a very good president. And he's been a great former prez. I wish there were more of his ilk in today's GOP.


No, he was NOT a good president.  He got us into the stupid Iraq mess, which was a major event that helped cause 9/11.  Kuwait was NOT our problem, we should have left it the fark alone.

He was also a huge part of the cause of the current surveillance state, or are you forgetting that he's a former CIA director?

I'll give you that he's a decent former president.  But his presidency was worse than Reagan's, and Reagan was the worst president in our country's history until W came along.
 
2013-09-26 09:12:50 AM  

grokca: [img.fark.net image 850x629]

Someone with better photo shopping skills than I should shop Michele Bachmann popping out from behind these Bushes.


yes they should.
 
2013-09-26 09:35:53 AM  

DarkVader: ginandbacon: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

You have a very loose acquaintance with history. GHWB was actually a very good president. And he's been a great former prez. I wish there were more of his ilk in today's GOP.

No, he was NOT a good president.  He got us into the stupid Iraq mess, which was a major event that helped cause 9/11.  Kuwait was NOT our problem, we should have left it the fark alone.

He was also a huge part of the cause of the current surveillance state, or are you forgetting that he's a former CIA director?

I'll give you that he's a decent former president.  But his presidency was worse than Reagan's, and Reagan was the worst president in our country's history until W came along.


So what should he done with kuwait?
 
2013-09-26 09:46:37 AM  

grokca: [img.fark.net image 850x629]

Someone with better photo shopping skills than I should shop Michele Bachmann popping out from behind these Bushes.


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2013-09-26 09:59:35 AM  

fusillade762: his wife, Laura Bush, and their daughter Barbara Bush support gay marriage, as does his former vice president, Dick Cheney, whose daughter Mary Cheney is openly gay.

So... not 100% evil, then?


You've upset him. He doesn't like people pointing out he's only four nines. He's still not got that new heart completely hardened.

blogs.jamaicans.com
 
2013-09-26 10:07:39 AM  
Not the Bushes I expected, but not a total surprise.

To be fair, the Bushes are surprisingly good friends with the Clintons, and Bush Sr. was always more of a fiscal conservative than a social conservative. I expect that on this issue he is more liberal than Obama and possibly his children.

Even back in the Nixon days, there were some conservatives, like the Mitchells, who had gay friends. This is normal in the upper and governing classes.

No doubt, as America and belatedly, the GOP, adjusts to the new normal, people like the Bushes will come to the fore and official homophobia will be relegated to Tea Partyists and Christian Jihadis.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as John Kerry would say.

Washington may get pretty vicious when it breaks down into the old game of skins versus shirts, but after the game is over, people have to shake hands and to have dinner with each other.

From The Garden Party

The rich arrived in pairs
And also in Rolls Royces
They talked of their affairs
In loud and strident voices.

The husbands and the wives
Of this select society
Enjoy independent lives
Of Infinite variety.

Hilaire Belloc


Belloc was a Roman Catholic and with C.K. Chesterton formed the romantic conservative counter-weight to people like H.G. Wells and George B. Shaw. As his children's voice shows, he had a sense of humour and a touch of cynicism or realism despite being profoundly religious and like many Roman Catholics, hopelessly idealizing the Middle Ages and the Medieval Church. (As opposed to the medievalist Umberto Eco, who more sensibly points out that the Middle Ages have never ended, so everything conservatives hate about modern society was already prominent in the 1300s or earlier. See The Name of the Rose for a masterful analysis of how medieval theology translates into modern politics and vice versa. Being Italian and a medievalist, Eco is sort of a J.R. Tolkien when it comes to understanding how the fantasy fits into the reality and vice versa.)

I love the Biblical and apocalyptic ending of this poem:

They married and gave in marriage
(And some of them kept a carriage)
And the Flood destroyed them all!

Recommended reading: All the children's poetry of Hilaire Belloc. Optional: everything else.

Hilaire Belloc fondly thinks
Nobody minds
His work being all
Of different kinds.

E. Clerihew Bentley, who gave his name to the verse form of the Clerihew
 
2013-09-26 10:09:27 AM  

DarkVader: ginandbacon: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

You have a very loose acquaintance with history. GHWB was actually a very good president. And he's been a great former prez. I wish there were more of his ilk in today's GOP.

No, he was NOT a good president.  He got us into the stupid Iraq mess, which was a major event that helped cause 9/11.  Kuwait was NOT our problem, we should have left it the fark alone.

He was also a huge part of the cause of the current surveillance state, or are you forgetting that he's a former CIA director?

I'll give you that he's a decent former president.  But his presidency was worse than Reagan's, and Reagan was the worst president in our country's history until W came along.


He was up to his ears in the Iran-Contra scandal too.

Despite all that, he is still better than any of the teabaggers. Not an encouraging sign for this country, when we're becoming nostalgic for mediocrity and the lesser evil.
 
2013-09-26 10:14:54 AM  

Monkeyman935: Senile ex-president can't match his socks.  Probably thought the one with the butch mullet haircut was a man and that he was signing an autograph for a fellow good ole boy.


I expect that he wears mismatching socks intentionally. This is a classic prep school affectation and after being dressed by a Mrs. Bush and the GOP for decades, if not his whole life, I expect it is a defiant gesture and symbol of his independence in retirement. Bush has a typically upper class mind. I don't think there is an original bone in his body. He's a company man. He's The Company's man.

Old enough to know better, too old to care, like Mark Twain's white suits (affected by Tom Wolfe Jr. also, with less credibility).
 
2013-09-26 10:32:18 AM  

No Such Agency: Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends

So, no surprise.  Don't let this fool anyone for a second.  Wealthy right wingers aren't necessarily socially conservative at heart.  If their rich buddies are gay or whatever that's fine, but if its politically convenient to mobilize the marching morons against vulnerable minorities, they'll still do so.


I think you summed it up rather nicely. To that I would add religious piety. It's been proven time and time again that "family values" conservative politicians are often anything but in their personal life. But...those issues drive the sheep to the polls.
 
2013-09-26 10:38:39 AM  
Bushes?
I call bullshiat!
"If the carpet matched the drapes, she'd be BALD!"
 
2013-09-26 11:07:00 AM  

Lady J: fusillade762: his wife, Laura Bush, and their daughter Barbara Bush support gay marriage, as does his former vice president, Dick Cheney, whose daughter Mary Cheney is openly gay.

So... not 100% evil, then?

hmm. i bet you 20 zillion dollars he wouldnt support gay marriage if his daughter wasnt gay


You're probably right, but from a cold, pragmatic point of view, the fact that he does support gay marriage is far more important than why he does.  More specifically, from the point of view where "Does this help or hurt the cause of gay rights as a whole, in the long run?" is the prime criterion.
 
2013-09-26 11:07:26 AM  

DarkVader: ginandbacon: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

You have a very loose acquaintance with history. GHWB was actually a very good president. And he's been a great former prez. I wish there were more of his ilk in today's GOP.

No, he was NOT a good president.  He got us into the stupid Iraq mess, which was a major event that helped cause 9/11.  Kuwait was NOT our problem, we should have left it the fark alone.

He was also a huge part of the cause of the current surveillance state, or are you forgetting that he's a former CIA director?

I'll give you that he's a decent former president.  But his presidency was worse than Reagan's, and Reagan was the worst president in our country's history until W came along.


That's quite a few inaccurate statements.
 
2013-09-26 11:09:38 AM  

ginandbacon: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

You have a very loose acquaintance with history. GHWB was actually a very good president. And he's been a great former prez. I wish there were more of his ilk in today's GOP.


I don't know about that, but I can say, when GHWB was president, I thought he was terrible and marched in protest against his policies.  By the time his son was up for re-election, GHWB didn't look nearly so bad.
 
2013-09-26 11:20:18 AM  

flondrix: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

G. H. W. Bush was a WWII hero; if you eliminate him from history, Hitler wins.  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel



I was referring to PRESCOTT BUSH, war profiteer.
Eliminate him, and Hitler has to hold a bake sale to finance the blitzkrieg.

Eliminate him, and neither of the Georges, or Jeb would exist.
 
2013-09-26 11:26:27 AM  

DarkVader: ginandbacon: TommyymmoT: 

I'll give you that he's a decent former president.  But his presidency was worse than Reagan's, and Reagan was the worst president in our country's history until W came along.


You do realize that the fact that H. W. Bush was between W. Bush and Reagan makes this impossible, right?
 
2013-09-26 11:32:57 AM  
Nope. WERE.

There were a couple of Bushes in the wedding.
There were some Bushes in the wedding.
There were several Bushes in the wedding.

"Couple", "some" and "several" are modifiers relating to Bushes, plural.

There was a Bush couple in the wedding is fine though, where "Bush" modifies "couple", singular.

Learn moar.
 
2013-09-26 12:04:01 PM  

brantgoose: Not the Bushes I expected, but not a total surprise...


Yet more vindication of why I have you Farkied as "Eloquent and informed."
 
2013-09-26 12:13:15 PM  

Hobodeluxe: flondrix: G. H. W. Bush was a WWII hero; if you eliminate him from history, Hitler wins

nah all his action was in the Pacific theatre bombing the Japanese.


Doesn't matter.  Any alteration of history results in a Hitler victory:
http://www.viruscomix.com/page417.html
http://www.exiern.com/?page_id=1195/

ANY alteration:
http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2412.html
 
2013-09-26 12:40:29 PM  
Wow Barb hasn't aged. She has looked about 70 for the last 30 years. That is impressive.
 
2013-09-26 12:50:59 PM  

DarkVader: I'll give you that he's a decent former president. But his presidency was worse than Reagan's, and Reagan was the worst president in our country's history until W came along.


Buchanan was our worst President - so damn bad that anyone who doesn't actually directly cause the successful destruction of the country is at best in distant second. Harding was also worse than Reagan or GHWB, as was Grant, arguably.

flak attack: You do realize that the fact that H. W. Bush was between W. Bush and Reagan makes this impossible, right?


Yeah, I'm filing his rant in the "did America quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" category.
 
2013-09-26 02:25:11 PM  

ciberido: flondrix: TommyymmoT: Who the hell cares?

If I could go back in time, I would kill his father.

G. H. W. Bush was a WWII hero; if you eliminate him from history, Hitler wins.  http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel

Proving once again that nobody EVER reads IATT Bulletin 1147.


Funniest thing I've read all day. +1 to you for that, good sir.
 
2013-09-26 02:45:43 PM  

Aristocles: uh oh.... Farklibs heads are exploding as their black/white, good/evil, made-up, imagination land world comes crashing to the ground!


Yep, that's gonna happen any second now.  Why not sit here and hold your breath until it does?
 
2013-09-26 06:48:21 PM  

fusillade762: his wife, Laura Bush, and their daughter Barbara Bush support gay marriage, as does his former vice president, Dick Cheney, whose daughter Mary Cheney is openly gay.

So... not 100% evil, then?


He only supports it because it personally affects one of his clan. Thatd doesn't indicate a lack of evil.
 
2013-09-26 07:06:53 PM  

CheatCommando: And while I am typing it looks like Aristocles drops in and proves my point. Can someone change his diaper please?


Stop scratching him - he'll leave a scar.
 
2013-09-26 09:30:52 PM  
First, I'm not convinced that old Mr. Bush even realizes where he is half the time.

Second, what you do after serving is of no consequence.  If your later actions contradict your actions as president, it only shows that you have no conscience as a human being.

Third, hasn't that old man died yet?
 
2013-09-27 05:38:37 AM  

No Such Agency: Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends

So, no surprise.  Don't let this fool anyone for a second.  Wealthy right wingers aren't necessarily socially conservative at heart.  If their rich buddies are gay or whatever that's fine, but if its politically convenient to mobilize the marching morons against vulnerable minorities, they'll still do so.  This is still the rich, ruthless old man who ran the CIA, helped Reagan spread murder and rape through Central America for a decade or so, and appointed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.


Your need to try and fit square pegs into round holes to justify your hatred of conservatives disturbs me.
 
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