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2010-01-18 11:00:21 AM  
....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.
 
2010-01-18 11:04:31 AM  

I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.


This
 
2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM  
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This


Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.
 
2010-01-18 11:14:40 AM  
Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.
 
2010-01-18 11:16:48 AM  

Lundah: ...but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Nice.
 
2010-01-18 11:17:22 AM  
Yep. I kinda like the guy now that he doesn't have any power anymore. I like that he isn't out there mudslinging along with dick.
 
2010-01-18 11:17:49 AM  
GW doesn't even look like he showered for this.
 
2010-01-18 11:17:51 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This


You're projecting, as usual.
 
2010-01-18 11:19:30 AM  

SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.


This.

And its really too bad that Bush is incapable of giving Rush the good verbal beatdown he needs.
 
2010-01-18 11:22:09 AM  
SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.

Yeah, seriously. I guess he figures that Limbaugh can't make him apologize.
 
2010-01-18 11:23:06 AM  
I disagree with the actions of the Bush administration on many things. I fully support what he has done here, and I support his remarks.
 
2010-01-18 11:24:30 AM  
I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.
 
2010-01-18 11:30:00 AM  
Can't wait for Rush to start calling Dubya a liberal now.

Seriously, when even George W. farking Bush calls you a douchebag, you know you're a douchebag.
 
2010-01-18 11:30:23 AM  
"I don't know if -- what they're talking about,"

Man, this guy blows Teleprompter McGee out of the water.
 
2010-01-18 11:40:33 AM  
uh oh.. apology in 3...2...1...
 
2010-01-18 11:46:33 AM  

SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.


It looks like Obama and Clinton are standing over Bush saying, "Go on. Read it. Read it to everyone."
 
2010-01-18 11:47:36 AM  
Kudos. My GW Bush rating just went up to 10%.
 
2010-01-18 11:50:20 AM  

Lundah: even a broken clock is right twice a day


It's always 88:88 in George W. Bush's world.
 
2010-01-18 11:53:31 AM  
wanna bet Limbaugh ignores the slap down?
 
2010-01-18 11:54:08 AM  

ne2d: I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.


This, first of all. He said he didn't know what Obama's critics were talking about. That sounds more like cluelessness than condemnation to me.

I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.


Hardly. If he had actually condemned Limbaugh's remarks, I'd agree with him, but think the Hero tag was a bit of an overstatement. The fact that he didn't, really, just makes it seem a little extra dumb.

Either way, I don't think anyone's freaking out about it, chief. I'm certainly not.
 
2010-01-18 11:54:09 AM  

ne2d: I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.


He didn't, but made it obvious that he disagrees with Rush. I didn't expect any Republican to speak out against Rush, even in this passive way, so I'm happy to see one that did. Organizing relief for Haiti is no more political than it was when we begged Myanamar to let us help or when Bush asked his father & Bill Clinton to help organize relief efforts to Malaysia & Thailand.
 
2010-01-18 11:54:32 AM  
Whoa...

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2010-01-18 11:55:54 AM  

Therion: It's always 88:88 in George W. Bush's world.


Is that a really subtle Godwin?
 
2010-01-18 11:56:33 AM  

Therion: Lundah: even a broken clock is right twice a day

It's always 88:88 in George W. Bush's world.


actual LOL at this

/not those fake LOLs the kids are using these days
 
2010-01-18 11:57:21 AM  
well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.
 
2010-01-18 12:00:55 PM  

thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican democrat ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.


haven't had enough coffee yet today, obviously.
 
2010-01-18 12:03:11 PM  

thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.


And there you have it. Delusions at work. Let me guess, this is what Rush is saying today?
 
2010-01-18 12:08:01 PM  
GW is a rhino! Out of the party with him!
 
2010-01-18 12:08:04 PM  

brigid_fitch: ne2d: I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.

He didn't, but made it obvious that he disagrees with Rush. I didn't expect any Republican to speak out against Rush, even in this passive way, so I'm happy to see one that did. Organizing relief for Haiti is no more political than it was when we begged Myanamar to let us help or when Bush asked his father & Bill Clinton to help organize relief efforts to Malaysia & Thailand.


Exactly this.

Also, I can't find it and don't remember what I was watching, and I'll admit I may have dreamed it, but I'd swear I saw Clinton completely side-step the very same issue during one of the many interviews.
 
2010-01-18 12:11:35 PM  

ne2d: I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.


When you're an ex-President of the political party he shills for, you don't have to use a rhetorical sledghammer, especially if you already just appeared in the Rose Garden and spoke to the nation about it. President George W. Bush. Classier than his supporters.
 
2010-01-18 12:16:54 PM  
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Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?
 
2010-01-18 12:17:39 PM  

shroom: thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.

And there you have it. Delusions at work. Let me guess, this is what Rush is saying today?


if you say so. i'd suggest that it's more delusional to ignore bush's policy of government expansion and economic bailouts and give-aways that were basically straight from pelosi's playbook. it's just icing on the cake that he would be parroting liberal talking points about sending aid to haiti what is an absolutely obvious ploy to gain political capital.
 
2010-01-18 12:19:44 PM  

Somacandra: President George W. Bush. Classier than his supporters.


It pains me to say this but, if W's comment was intended as it's portrayed, then I agree with him fully and it's nice to see him becoming a human being.

Still think he was a terrible president, though.
 
2010-01-18 12:20:13 PM  

The Fourth Karamazov: I disagree with the actions of the Bush administration on many things. I fully support what he has done here, and I support his remarks.


I'm not going to criticize this, but it's hardly remarkable. Former Presidents of rival parties uniting for a message of goodwill during a humanitarian crisis is pretty standard.
 
2010-01-18 12:22:21 PM  
Bush really improved my opinion of him by saying what he said. Now let's see some Republican who needs to get re-elected show a spine and tell Rush to go to hell.
 
2010-01-18 12:25:01 PM  

brigid_fitch: He didn't, but made it obvious that he disagrees with Rush. I didn't expect any Republican to speak out against Rush, even in this passive way, so I'm happy to see one that did.


Naturally no Republican will stand up to him. Naturally they will also not recognize that what Rush is saying today (donating to private charity = BAD, LIBERAL, COMMUNIST) is the polar opposite of what Rush and other neoconservatives have been saying for the last 30 years (private charity = GOOD, government aid = BAD, LIBERAL, COMMUNIST).

This is, I think, one of the problems fundamental to modern Republican ideology that Democrats/progressives simply do not have an effective strategy to overcome. Simply put, they don't determine "correct" and "wrong" by whether what they're saying agrees with facts or logic; if Rush repeats it and no Republican stands up to him, than it is correct. It doesn't matter if "it" is the direct opposite of what Rush was saying last year or last month. It doesn't matter if "it" agrees with or contradicts any facts in evidence. If he says it, it's true, and if it's true it's because he said it, even if it's not what he said yesterday and what he will say tomorrow.
 
2010-01-18 12:28:02 PM  

imapirate: Bush really improved my opinion of him by saying what he said. Now let's see some Republican who needs to get re-elected show a spine and tell Rush to go to hell.


won't happen. Rush won't LET it happen. He'll destroy anyone who steps up and tells him to STFU. Or he'll try to anyway.
 
2010-01-18 12:30:55 PM  

thomps: shroom: thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.

And there you have it. Delusions at work. Let me guess, this is what Rush is saying today?

if you say so. i'd suggest that it's more delusional to ignore bush's policy of government expansion and economic bailouts and give-aways that were basically straight from pelosi's playbook. it's just icing on the cake that he would be parroting liberal talking points about sending aid to haiti what is an absolutely obvious ploy to gain political capital.


So then what, the entire Republican party was just deluded for the last 8 years when Bush was the champion of conservatism? I mean, if you say so...
 
2010-01-18 12:32:06 PM  

thomps: if you say so. i'd suggest that it's more delusional to ignore bush's policy of government expansion and economic bailouts and give-aways that were basically straight from pelosi's playbook. it's just icing on the cake that he would be parroting liberal talking points about sending aid to haiti what is an absolutely obvious ploy to gain political capital.


I can't believe anyone fell for the first one, but this one... just might get some bites.

Anyway, what Rush Limbaugh says or doesn't say usually doesn't concern me, but the fact that he may actually be discouraging people from helping victims of a disaster, when they may have otherwise helped, pisses me off a little.
 
2010-01-18 12:37:46 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: thomps: if you say so. i'd suggest that it's more delusional to ignore bush's policy of government expansion and economic bailouts and give-aways that were basically straight from pelosi's playbook. it's just icing on the cake that he would be parroting liberal talking points about sending aid to haiti what is an absolutely obvious ploy to gain political capital.

I can't believe anyone fell for the first one, but this one... just might get some bites.

Anyway, what Rush Limbaugh says or doesn't say usually doesn't concern me, but the fact that he may actually be discouraging people from helping victims of a disaster, when they may have otherwise helped, pisses me off a little.


i'm just warming up the crowd before the professionals get here. if i had time i'd love to go back into rush's archives and see what he was saying after the tsunami a few years back.
 
2010-01-18 12:38:37 PM  

Weaver95: won't happen. Rush won't LET it happen. He'll destroy anyone who steps up and tells him to STFU. Or he'll try to anyway.


I'm still trying to figure out how this fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic still has an audience. On top of that, there aren't any elcected Republicans willing to stand up to him. I know he has a lot of listeners, but certainly not anywhere near even 10% of the population. Can't they see that normal people don't think his way?
 
2010-01-18 12:43:46 PM  
So Bush's balls finally dropped after he left office?
 
2010-01-18 12:45:08 PM  

bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?


Since when is GWB the Teabaggers god?!?! You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?
 
2010-01-18 12:52:47 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?


I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.
 
2010-01-18 12:58:41 PM  

Aarontology: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.


They weren't taxed enough until January 20, 2009.
 
2010-01-18 1:00:51 PM  
GWB's chief rehabilitator will be his denouncement of his nutjob former supporters.

Think about that.
 
2010-01-18 1:02:32 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: They weren't taxed enough until January 20, 2009.


If the new president was a white guy with (R) next to his name, they'd have been just a-ok with everything.
 
2010-01-18 1:05:04 PM  
Not exactly a direct defense of Obama and refutation of Rush specifically, but it will do. He's essentially saying, "Consider and appreciate the challenges.
 
2010-01-18 1:05:57 PM  

imapirate: I'm still trying to figure out how this fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic still has an audience. On top of that, there aren't any elcected Republicans willing to stand up to him. I know he has a lot of listeners, but certainly not anywhere near even 10% of the population. Can't they see that normal people don't think his way?


i'm not even sure Limbaugh's numbers are all that high. He doesn't release his arbitron data to the public.

One thing is for sure - if Brown takes the election, Limbaugh will be crowing about it for the rest of the year.
 
2010-01-18 1:08:28 PM  

Aarontology: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.


Then you were not listening. I would say it was in direct proportion to today.
 
2010-01-18 1:08:29 PM  

imapirate: Weaver95: won't happen. Rush won't LET it happen. He'll destroy anyone who steps up and tells him to STFU. Or he'll try to anyway.

I'm still trying to figure out how this fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic still has an audience. On top of that, there aren't any elcected Republicans willing to stand up to him. I know he has a lot of listeners, but certainly not anywhere near even 10% of the population. Can't they see that normal people don't think his way?


Never underestimate the popularity of telling people what they want to hear. Right-wing media personalities in general have a talent for saying one thing that fits the conservative political ideology, while simultaneously preaching the opposite to the adoring masses. Somehow, they never get called on this by the rest of the media outside the Keith Olbermanns and Rachel Maddows and the blogosphere. Rush Limbaugh refined this technique into a science.

The thing about Rush is his ability to convince people to adopt two diametrically opposite positions on the same issue. In this case, the historical right-wing position is "Goverment aid is [bad|communist|theft] and if people want to give, they should do so via private charities". Along comes Barack Obama giving people a link to the Red Cross via the White House website. So now private charities are the enemy, according to Rush, and patriotic God-fearing Americans shouldn't give.

Same thing with his faux-economic populism. Keep in mind his audience skews toward white and rural, and he loves to harp about jobs. So on the one hand, he takes the classic right-wing/Republican position, which is if you're unemployed or in poverty that you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, it's not the government's responsibility to help you get a job, you need to put yourself through college, help yourself, etc. But at the same time, he says if you lost your job, well it's not your fault, is it? No, it's the immigrant's fault for taking it from you. It's the black person's fault for taking it from you via affirmative action. It's the liberal Congressman's fault for raising taxes. It's the scientist's fault for pressing the government to enact environmental legislation. It's George Soros' fault for, er, uh, something. It's Michael Moore's fault for being fat. But certainly not the fault of the CEOs that actually slash the jobs; the same CEOs getting tax cuts by the politicians Rush supports and who fund his show.

As I have said, the problem for liberals and Democrats is that they really have no national, coordinated strategy for dealing with this kind of "Giving to charity is great, but giving to charity is communist" doublethink that permeates the right-wing media machine. Until they do, Rush will keep getting away with it.
 
2010-01-18 1:17:46 PM  
George "Butcher of Baghdad" Bush is just trying to improve his street cred by looking "humanitarian" like.

You people suck for falling for this crap.

/-1
 
2010-01-18 1:26:07 PM  

shroom: Never underestimate the popularity of telling people what they want to hear. Right-wing media personalities in general have a talent for saying one thing that fits the conservative political ideology, while simultaneously preaching the opposite to the adoring masses. Somehow, they never get called on this by the rest of the media outside the Keith Olbermanns and Rachel Maddows and the blogosphere. Rush Limbaugh refined this technique into a science.

The thing about Rush is his ability to convince people to adopt two diametrically opposite positions on the same issue. In this case, the historical right-wing position is "Goverment aid is [bad|communist|theft] and if people want to give, they should do so via private charities". Along comes Barack Obama giving people a link to the Red Cross via the White House website. So now private charities are the enemy, according to Rush, and patriotic God-fearing Americans shouldn't give.

Same thing with his faux-economic populism. Keep in mind his audience skews toward white and rural, and he loves to harp about jobs. So on the one hand, he takes the classic right-wing/Republican position, which is if you're unemployed or in poverty that you need to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, it's not the government's responsibility to help you get a job, you need to put yourself through college, help yourself, etc. But at the same time, he says if you lost your job, well it's not your fault, is it? No, it's the immigrant's fault for taking it from you. It's the black person's fault for taking it from you via affirmative action. It's the liberal Congressman's fault for raising taxes. It's the scientist's fault for pressing the government to enact environmental legislation. It's George Soros' fault for, er, uh, something. It's Michael Moore's fault for being fat. But certainly not the fault of the CEOs that actually slash the jobs; the same CEOs getting tax cuts by the politicians Rush supports and who fund his show.

As I have said, the problem for liberals and Democrats is that they really have no national, coordinated strategy for dealing with this kind of "Giving to charity is great, but giving to charity is communist" doublethink that permeates the right-wing media machine. Until they do, Rush will keep getting away with it.


Very well put analysis. I'd say it's 100% spot-on.
 
2010-01-18 1:33:00 PM  

NewportBarGuy: George "Butcher of Baghdad" Bush is just trying to improve his street cred by looking "humanitarian" like.

You people suck for falling for this crap.

/-1


I concur.
 
2010-01-18 1:34:39 PM  

Talon: Very well put analysis. I'd say it's 100% spot-on.


THIS. Absolutely wonderful analysis shroom.
 
2010-01-18 1:34:50 PM  

Therion: Lundah: even a broken clock is right twice a day

It's always 88:88 in George W. Bush's world.


No, it will always be 9:11 in Bushworld.

Limbaugh needs to STFU, and jump on a plane to check on his stable of boys in the Dominican Republic.
 
2010-01-18 1:36:49 PM  

NewportBarGuy: George "Butcher of Baghdad" Bush is just trying to improve his street cred by looking "humanitarian" like.

You people suck for falling for this crap.


This sounds like Bizarro Glenn Beck.
 
2010-01-18 1:37:33 PM  

NewportBarGuy: George "Butcher of Baghdad" Bush is just trying to improve his street cred by looking "humanitarian" like.

You people suck for falling for this crap.

/-1


This doesn't fall into the "Simple Jack" persona I imagine Bush to have. Cheney's the real Sith Lord IMO.
 
2010-01-18 1:42:15 PM  

imapirate: Cheney's the real Sith Lord IMO.


i'm going to be honest with you: i don't think that's a real thing.
 
2010-01-18 1:48:30 PM  

imapirate: "Simple Jack" persona


I lol'd.
 
2010-01-18 2:07:17 PM  
I'm pretty sure the Bushes never really cared for Limbaugh. Goes back to George H. W. Bush's presidency.
 
2010-01-18 2:14:23 PM  
This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to "burnish" the president's standing and credibility "with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country."
"It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there."


Wow, that's tacky as all shiatola. Hey, Rush--not everyone sees every news story as an opportunity to make it about themselves, like you do.
 
2010-01-18 2:18:37 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Aarontology: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.

Then you were not listening. I would say it was in direct proportion to today.


I must have missed the several thousand strong anti-spending protests in DC where sitting Congressmen speak, the much hyped bus tours across the country decrying the socialist policies of the administration, the citizens who show up to see the President openly carrying firearms*, the interference in House elections, and the accusations that the government is going to kill it's own citizens.

The 'baggers may or may not have been happy with Bush, but they sure didn't care enough to have their hand at activism until the White House switched parties.

*I fully support their right to carry. It may be classless and stupid to show up armed to a speech by the President, but it's still their right at citizens.
 
2010-01-18 2:19:59 PM  

downstairs: I'm pretty sure the Bushes never really cared for Limbaugh. Goes back to George H. W. Bush's presidency.


I'm pretty sure they think he's suck up wanna be elite nuveau riche white trash...
 
2010-01-18 2:26:59 PM  

cookiefleck: downstairs: I'm pretty sure the Bushes never really cared for Limbaugh. Goes back to George H. W. Bush's presidency.

I'm pretty sure they think he's suck up wanna be elite nuveau riche white trash...


Don't get me wrong here, I dispise Limbaugh. But I think its actually the opposite. Limbaugh won't blindly support any GOP politician. And the GOP really doesn't like it when you do that.

He opposed Daddy Bush on many things in the early 1990's, and that rubbed the family the wrong way.

There was a claim that Daddy Bush had him in the White House and they worked out some sorta truce, but who knows what everyone really thinks.
 
2010-01-18 2:37:11 PM  
Hmm, the Bush-worshippers vs the Rush-worshippers...this might get interesting.
 
2010-01-18 2:37:48 PM  
Oh hey look, Bush trying to rewrite his legacy by pretending to care now almost a year to the day after he left office.

He doesn't mean any of this.

Lundah: Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a brokenstopped clock is right twice a day.


A broken clock may never be right.
 
2010-01-18 2:38:34 PM  

bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?


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2010-01-18 2:39:10 PM  

OlafTheBent: Therion: It's always 88:88 in George W. Bush's world.

Is that a really subtle Godwin?


You must not have ever owned a VCR.
 
2010-01-18 2:48:48 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Aarontology: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.

Then you were not listening. I would say it was in direct proportion to today.


Yeah, I remember all those Tea bagger marches on Washington prior to Jan 20th 2009.

Weird how all those groups have start dates of late 2008...

Must just be my imagination.
 
2010-01-18 2:52:40 PM  
I think the bigger story here is that Obama asked Bush to help him.
Talk about burnishing one's record.
 
2010-01-18 2:53:27 PM  

Lundah: jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Bush is declared a RINO (again) in 3,2,1...
 
2010-01-18 2:55:09 PM  
George W. Bush tells Rush Limbaugh to STFU about Haiti.

yea, i liked the part of the story where gw tells rush to stfu and gbtw. a real smackdown.

high fives everybody!!!
woo hoo
epic
 
2010-01-18 2:55:39 PM  
Limbaugh is human sleeping pill.

More predictable than prime time TV.
 
2010-01-18 2:56:55 PM  

joshthewaster: Bush No one is incapable of giving Rush the good verbal beatdown he needs some people want him to get.


Now with improved accuracy.

/not saying he doesn't deserve one.
 
2010-01-18 2:57:12 PM  
Good for Bush. Rush can't make you apologize, Dubya, he can't do jack shiat to you, don't let him.
 
2010-01-18 2:57:45 PM  
SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.
=======================================================

I've agreed with Bush on stuff. It's the stuff I didn't that made me want to strange him. (Power abuses, war crimes, attacking random countries, partying during Katrina, etc).

As a person, he's a cool guy. As a comedian, he's funny. As a leader, he's a freaking moron.
 
2010-01-18 2:57:59 PM  
Bush has a lot more class than Obama.
 
2010-01-18 2:58:44 PM  

SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.


I agreed with him about taking a hard stance against Burma. I agreed with him, even, about the way he used the name "Burma" in a deliberate FU to the "Myanmar" junta.

(yeah...I didn't agree with him on much so that stands out in my mind.)

(i think the "roadmap to peace" was a good idea too, but terrible and inept attempts at implementation and assholes on both sides of the Pal/Isr situation made it unworkable)

/the most complimentary post I've ever made in regards to GWB
 
2010-01-18 2:58:53 PM  

s2s2s2: joshthewaster: Bush No one is incapable of giving Rush the good verbal beatdown he needs some people want him to get.

Now with improved accuracy.

/not saying he doesn't deserve one.


I thought Roger Ebert did an OK job. Rush is out to make money, and he is very good at doing that.

I want to know how many outrage addicted Democrats listen to him alongside the outrage addicted Republicans.
 
2010-01-18 2:59:46 PM  

s2s2s2: I think the bigger story here is that Obama asked Bush to help him.
Talk about burnishing one's record.


It's pretty common policy to ask former presidents for assistance when it comes to relief efforts. It's the one thing they can all agree on, and makes them look good years after they left office.
 
2010-01-18 3:00:26 PM  

Lundah: jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


A stoped clock is right twice a day. A broken clock may never be right.
 
2010-01-18 3:02:47 PM  
Limbaugh's subtle suggestion that Haiti accurately represents the American Black community is perplexing. I mean it really shows how he sees the Black community in his world. (as malnourished, impoverished, disaster victims?)

Vote Republican!
 
2010-01-18 3:03:15 PM  

jonasborg: GW doesn't even look like he showered for this.


If you were on vacation for the entire rest of your life... would you shower?
 
2010-01-18 3:03:53 PM  

meat0918: I want to know how many outrage addicted Democrats listen to him alongside the outrage addicted Republicans.


Not enough to keep his TV from being canceled cause nobody was watching it.
 
2010-01-18 3:05:03 PM  

Bob16: meat0918: I want to know how many outrage addicted Democrats listen to him alongside the outrage addicted Republicans.

Not enough to keep his TV from being canceled cause nobody was watching it.


Correction "TV show"
 
2010-01-18 3:06:18 PM  
Hrmm, whidbey must still be asleep.
 
2010-01-18 3:06:51 PM  
President Bush has some strong words for Rush Limbaugh:
"I don't know if -- what they're talking about"

Yeah, that's telling him to STFU alright.
 
2010-01-18 3:07:39 PM  

davideo_games: If you were on vacation for the entire rest of your life... would you shower?


Shrub is a wimpy little rich mans boy.

He was born on vacation.

5 minutes of work would probably kill him.
 
2010-01-18 3:09:07 PM  
Oh Bush, it'd be awesome if you went simpleton leaning right after all this after getting now controlled by The Machine anymore.

Good show
 
2010-01-18 3:13:21 PM  
george "tip toe around the question" bush
 
2010-01-18 3:14:01 PM  
Lefties hate it when people don't stay in the neat little pigeonholes they define everyone into.
 
2010-01-18 3:15:29 PM  
Bush didn't exactly slam Limbaugh, he just didn't agree with him.

I don't like the idea of Bush being sent to do anything as a representative of this country. Bush should be facing charges for lying the nation into war and allowing torture to occur. The guy is a criminal.

Bush looked terribly uncomfortable standing with Obama and Clinton. I don't think Bush realized how inexperienced and naive he was a politician until he was done and was faced with the mess he left.

It's all good and well for Obama to be so bi-partisan, and it's nice that Bush wants to do something more prestigious than motivational speaking, but Bush never gave a fu*k about people like this before.
 
2010-01-18 3:16:16 PM  

lstywnch: Hrmm, whidbey must still be asleep.


it's hard work sock puppeting your way through all the weekend threads.
 
2010-01-18 3:17:54 PM  

RockIsDead: Lefties...blah blah blah drivel redacted


Welcome to another installment of "How Liberals Think", brought to you by a dittohead who never leaves his basement and has never seen a real live human female, let alone encountered a "liberal" or a "socialist" or an "african american" or any other of the people on whose behalf he claims to speak authoritatively.
 
2010-01-18 3:18:25 PM  
Obama had to have an aneurysm over asking Bush for help. Too funny!
 
2010-01-18 3:19:19 PM  

Weaver95: wanna bet Limbaugh ignores the slap down?


What? He's just going to say that W was always a liberal plant and therefore democrats are responsible for Abu Ghraib and invading Iraq.
 
2010-01-18 3:22:02 PM  
Who would have guessed that Bush was a RINO.
 
2010-01-18 3:23:08 PM  

HulkHands: "I don't know if -- what they're talking about,"

Man, this guy blows Teleprompter McGee out of the water.


I think the thought going through Bush's mind was:

"I don't know if they know what the fark they are talking about" and he applied a little mid-sentence course correction/censorship.
 
2010-01-18 3:24:27 PM  
I think what gets me the most gobsmacked here is this bit:

"First of all, it takes time to get the supplies in place. That shouldn't deter them. In other words, there's an expectation-- amongst people that things are going to happen quickly. And sometimes it's hard to make things happen quickly. Secondly, there is a great reservoir of good will that wants to help. And that's why he asked us to help, and we're glad to do it."

This is the first time in - well, ever - that I've ever heard George W. Bush quoted as saying something right. And not only right, but eloquently, too. The resevoir metaphor was actually pretty good, especially for Dubya.

Either it's a miracle and he actually came up with this himself, or it's a lesser-yet-still-impressive miracle that he hired himself writers that are above his own grade-level.

Either way, I gotta give it to Dubya on this one. Much as I loathe the man, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while...
 
2010-01-18 3:24:38 PM  

bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?


Don't confuse Bush for a conservative.
 
2010-01-18 3:27:05 PM  
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile.
 
2010-01-18 3:27:20 PM  

TheWizard: bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?

Don't confuse Bush any Republican for a conservative.

 
2010-01-18 3:31:05 PM  
Ah Bush, our silent protector, our dark Knight.
 
2010-01-18 3:31:58 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?

Since when is GWB the Teabaggers god?!?! You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?


Since they didn't say jack shiat during his administration?
 
2010-01-18 3:33:49 PM  

SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.


I'm up to three things now:
1. Mission to Mars
2. Do Not Call list
3. Telling Rush Limbaugh to STFU
 
2010-01-18 3:35:49 PM  

Weaver95: imapirate: Bush really improved my opinion of him by saying what he said. Now let's see some Republican who needs to get re-elected show a spine and tell Rush to go to hell.

won't happen. Rush won't LET it happen. He'll destroy anyone who steps up and tells him to STFU. Or he'll try to anyway.


And then he and all other republicans will swear up and down that he's not in charge of the party. And that he's just an entertainer. And JonStewartKeithOlbermann.
 
2010-01-18 3:36:14 PM  
FTA: "Bush - I've been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president's quick response to this disaster."

Much better than Bush's ignoring Katrina for several days
Bush Katrina Timeline


Friday, August 26

GOV. KATHLEEN BLANCO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LOUISIANA

GULF COAST STATES REQUEST TROOP ASSISTANCE FROM PENTAGON

Saturday, August 27

GOV. HALEY BARBOUR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN MISSISSIPPI

5AM CDT - KATRINA UPGRADED TO CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE

GOV. BLANCO ASKS BUSH TO DECLARE FEDERAL STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LOUISIANA

FEDERAL EMERGENCY DECLARED, DHS AND FEMA GIVEN FULL AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO KATRINA

Sunday, August 28

2AM CDT - KATRINA UPGRADED TO CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE

7AM CDT - KATRINA UPGRADED TO CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE

MORNING - LOUISIANA NEWSPAPER SIGNALS LEVEES MAY GIVE

9:30 AM CDT - MAYOR NAGIN ISSUES FIRST EVER MANDATORY EVACUATION OF NEW ORLEANS

AFTERNOON - BUSH, BROWN, CHERTOFF WARNED OF LEVEE FAILURE BY NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER DIRECTOR

4PM CDT - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES SPECIAL HURRICANE WARNING

LATE PM - REPORTS OF WATER TOPPLING OVER LEVEE

APPROXIMATELY 30,000 EVACUEES GATHER AT SUPERDOME WITH ROUGHLY 36 HOURS WORTH OF FOOD

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD REQUESTS 700 BUSES FROM FEMA FOR EVACUATIONS: FEMA sends only 100 buses

7AM CDT - KATRINA MAKES LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE

7:30 AM CDT - BUSH ADMINISTRATION NOTIFIED OF THE LEVEE BREACH

8AM CDT - MAYOR NAGIN REPORTS THAT WATER IS FLOWING OVER LEVEE

11:13 AM CDT - WHITE HOUSE CIRCULATES INTERNAL MEMO ABOUT LEVEE BREACH

MORNING - BROWN WARNS BUSH ABOUT THE POTENTIAL DEVASTATION OF KATRINA

MORNING - MAYFIELD WARNS BUSH ABOUT THE TOPPING OF THE LEVEES

MORNING - BUSH CALLS SECRETARY CHERTOFF TO DISCUSS IMMIGRATION

11AM CDT - MICHAEL BROWN FINALLY REQUESTS THAT DHS DISPATCH 1,000 EMPLOYEES TO REGION, GIVES THEM TWO DAYS TO ARRIVE

LATE MORNING - LEVEE BREACHED

11AM CDT - BUSH VISITS ARIZONA RESORT TO PROMOTE MEDICARE DRUG BENEFIT

4:30PM CDT - BUSH TRAVELS TO CALIFORNIA SENIOR CENTER TO DISCUSS MEDICARE DRUG BENEFIT

8PM CDT - RUMSFELD ATTENDS SAN DIEGO PADRES BASEBALL GAME

8PM CDT - GOV. BLANCO AGAIN REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM BUSH

LATE PM - BUSH GOES TO BED WITHOUT ACTING ON BLANCO'S REQUESTS

Tuesday, August 30

11AM CDT - BUSH SPEAKS ON IRAQ AT NAVAL BASE CORONADO

MIDDAY - CHERTOFF CLAIMS HE FINALLY BECOMES AWARE THAT LEVEE HAS FAILED

PENTAGON CLAIMS THERE ARE ENOUGH NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS IN REGION

MASS LOOTING REPORTED, SECURITY SHORTAGE CITED

U.S.S. BATAAN SITS OFF SHORE, VIRTUALLY UNUSED

2PM CDT - PRESIDENT BUSH PLAYS GUITAR WITH COUNTRY SINGER MARK WILLIS

BUSH RETURNS TO CRAWFORD FOR FINAL NIGHT OF VACATION

1:45AM CDT - FEMA REQUESTS AMBULANCES THAT DO NOT EXIST

11:20 AM CDT - FEMA STAFF WARNED BROWN THAT PEOPLE WERE DYING AT THE SUPERDOME

NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ARRIVE IN LOUSIANA, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND FLORIDA

TENS OF THOUSANDS TRAPPED IN SUPERDOME; CONDITIONS DETERIORATE

PRESIDENT BUSH FINALLY ORGANIZES TASK FORCE TO COORDINATE FEDERAL RESPONSE: Bush says on Tuesday he will "fly to Washington to begin work...with a task force that will coordinate the work of 14 federal agencies involved in the relief effort." [New York Times, 8/31/05]

 
2010-01-18 3:36:41 PM  
Suppose it's just a coincidence, but when I clicked through to read the Fark comments I got

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Stopped clock, can't believe I agree, hesitant kudo to the Dub, etc.
 
2010-01-18 3:39:53 PM  

Skail: Somacandra: President George W. Bush. Classier than his supporters.

It pains me to say this but, if W's comment was intended as it's portrayed, then I agree with him fully and it's nice to see him becoming a human being.

Still think he was a terrible president, though.


Nicely put. It was a good gesture, but in no way makes up for anything he did while he was in power.
 
2010-01-18 3:39:54 PM  
I forgot how retarded Bush looks when he speaks.

But good on him for doing the right thing. I don't hate him nearly as much as an ex-President than I did as a current President. Probably because Palin-era Republicans run stupidity laps around Bush.
 
2010-01-18 3:41:10 PM  
How exactly does "I don't know if -- what they're talking about" = STFU?
 
2010-01-18 3:48:36 PM  

Weaver95: it's hard work sock puppeting your way through all the weekend threads.


He owes me an email from Friday.
 
2010-01-18 3:53:46 PM  
Phrased so that Mr. Limbaugh can say it wasn't aimed at him. In a stuttering sort of fashion that I don't miss.
 
2010-01-18 3:57:18 PM  
He's just doing it to f*ck w/ Kanye.
 
2010-01-18 3:57:24 PM  
"I don't know if -- what they're talking about" sounds like GWB's response to any question.

It's as much of an STFU as Rush is ever gonna get from Dubya.
 
2010-01-18 4:01:48 PM  

BobtheFascist: He's just doing it to f*ck w/ Kanye.


"You know what Rush, I'm gonna let you finish, but I just want to say, Barack's speech yesterday was one of the best speeches I've ever heard. I'm just sayin'"
 
2010-01-18 4:04:22 PM  

meat0918: Lundah: jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Bush is declared a RINO (again) in 3,2,1...


Honestly, his actions as president were never of a far right conservative. Perhaps he knew he had to compromise, but the medicare D, NCLB were not consevative efforts. I am not one to throw the RINO term around, but he was not that conservative outside of some of his rhetoric.

mtpagan: Skail: Somacandra: President George W. Bush. Classier than his supporters.



Really? So are you saying no Bush supporters are helping out Haiti?
 
2010-01-18 4:07:25 PM  

imapirate: I'm still trying to figure out how this fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic still has an audience.


I hear he's big among the fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic crowd. Apparently, it's a big crowd.
 
2010-01-18 4:08:26 PM  

HairBolus: FTA: "Bush - I've been briefed by the President about the response. And as I said in my opening comment, I appreciate the president's quick response to this disaster."

Much better than Bush's ignoring Katrina for several days
Bush Katrina Timeline


I'm not sure how fair of a criticism that is because of this:

GOV. BLANCO ASKS BUSH TO DECLARE FEDERAL STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LOUISIANA

FEDERAL EMERGENCY DECLARED, DHS AND FEMA GIVEN FULL AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO KATRINA


Also:

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD REQUESTS 700 BUSES FROM FEMA FOR EVACUATIONS: FEMA sends only 100 buses

8PM CDT - GOV. BLANCO AGAIN REQUESTS ASSISTANCE FROM BUSH

LATE PM - BUSH GOES TO BED WITHOUT ACTING ON BLANCO'S REQUESTS


What requests? A little vague here...

1:45AM CDT - FEMA REQUESTS AMBULANCES THAT DO NOT EXIST


If you are going to bash someone bash the retards at FEMA or bash the people who didn't give them enough funding (whichever was the cause of their epic failure). This is a organization whose sole purpose is to provide aid in these situations. There is no reason for Bush or any other president to have to form a task force to deal with a natural disaster other than if FEMA has utterly failed. IIRC someone of the executives were fired at FEMA after all this went down so it looks like he did the job to me.
 
2010-01-18 4:10:37 PM  
Yeah, W is on board now to help in Haiti...
Maybe he'll send his buddies from Blackwater (Xe) in to help keep the peace?
 
2010-01-18 4:10:58 PM  

Shatner's Bassoon: imapirate: I'm still trying to figure out how this fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic still has an audience.

I hear he's big among the fatass, pill-popping, racist lunatic crowd. Apparently, it's a big crowd.


Howard Stern nods in approval.
 
2010-01-18 4:12:46 PM  

generaltimmy: meat0918: Lundah: jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Bush is declared a RINO (again) in 3,2,1...

Honestly, his actions as president were never of a far right conservative. Perhaps he knew he had to compromise, but the medicare D, NCLB were not consevative efforts. I am not one to throw the RINO term around, but he was not that conservative outside of some of his rhetoric.

mtpagan: Skail: Somacandra: President George W. Bush. Classier than his supporters.

Really? So are you saying no Bush supporters are helping out Haiti?


He was a social conservative, just not a fiscal one.
 
2010-01-18 4:14:30 PM  

SilentStrider: Much as it pains me to say it... I actually agree with George W. on something.


I agree with him on a lot of the things he said and even a lot of his policy decisions. Problem is there were a lot of major ones I didn't like as a result of his complete inability to pick competent advisers and appointees. Which would have been fine if he'd had a Clinton-style "nothing really goes wrong in any major way" presidency.

He wasn't the worst president even in my lifetime in himself, but the administration as a whole was way too "barely passing mediocre" to really pass the amount of stress testing incidentally applied with even a c-minus. It ended up with at least 6/8 years being full of epic-level failure, but I can't entirely put all the blame on the one guy.

//Dynasty presidents are historically pretty weak ones. Adams 2, Bush 2, JFK (not technically a presidential legacy, but you know what I'm saying here), McKinley (a political legacy), Hayes (ditto)... all kinda 'meh' presidents. Don't even get me started on the streak that were hand-picked by Jackson.

//Also agree with the "not 100% conservative" comment. Bush is a good guy, I actually like him a lot in the "personable" sense. But like a lot of my friends I'd categorize the same way, he should never have been put in charge of anything. Gave in to his party's direction at all the wrong times, failed to convince them when he tried to get 'em to compromise... not 'leader' material.
 
2010-01-18 4:15:32 PM  

meat0918: He was a social conservative, just not a fiscal one.


But he cut taxes, especially for the wealthiest, so that was good enough.
 
2010-01-18 4:17:05 PM  
Rescue them... heal the injured and leave.


Don't waste US tax dollars rebuilding them. Too corrupt.
 
2010-01-18 4:17:29 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: meat0918: He was a social conservative, just not a fiscal one.

But he cut taxes, especially for the wealthiest, so that was good enough.


to be fair, he was also awesome at instructing the various financial and economic regulatory agencies to sit on their hands.
 
2010-01-18 4:21:49 PM  

BobtheFascist: He's just doing it to f*ck w/ Kanye.


*golf clap*
 
2010-01-18 4:23:04 PM  
I always thought Bush II would be a great statesman. Much like Carter, he was ill-equipped to deal with the Presidency, but he is fundamentally a classy, charming man who can now dedicate his life to philanthropic causes to better humanity.

Or, he could be like Clinton and go around collecting $$$$ on the speaking circuit.
 
2010-01-18 4:23:45 PM  

Phil Herup: Don't waste US tax dollars rebuilding them. Too corrupt.


Much like Tennessee.
 
2010-01-18 4:23:47 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Aarontology: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.

Then you were not listening. I would say it was in direct proportion to today.


The Stealth Hippopotamus: bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?

Since when is GWB the Teabaggers god?!?! You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?


If your speaking of the expansion of Medicare drug benefits, then the Teabaggers I know are personally are and were completely silent. Of course, they also use the benefits, so make of that what you will.

For the record, every Teabagger I know personally were and are life-long Republicans who voted and supported Bush all the way out of the office, and voted for McCain. Granted, I have a whooping sample of about 8 Teabaggers, so, anecdotal evidence.
 
2010-01-18 4:26:34 PM  

thomps: to be fair, he was also awesome at instructing the various financial and economic regulatory agencies to sit on their hands.


Well of course, just get government out of the way and watch unfettered capitalism do its magic! Not to mention environmental agencies - industries can just regulate themselves! So he was sort of a fiscal conservative, just not on the whole "slow or decrease spending" thingie.
 
2010-01-18 4:29:06 PM  
Chavez says U.S. occupying Haiti in name of aid

HAHAH!

And if you think that won't be repeated many many times you might be an Obot.

/b..b..but if we're nice they'll love us!
 
2010-01-18 4:32:16 PM  
Has Dick Cheney called for the cluster bombing of Haiti yet?
 
2010-01-18 4:33:48 PM  

BlippityBleep: Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile.


Oh, now don't bring THEM into this.

Slowdog: Suppose it's just a coincidence, but when I clicked through to read the Fark comments I got [five-oh-oh screenshot]


I've been plagued with that thing half the day. What's up with that?
 
2010-01-18 4:34:02 PM  
I love the Onion "Breaking: George W. Bush manages to look pretty Presidential"
 
2010-01-18 4:37:05 PM  

Bored Horde: Phil Herup: Don't waste US tax dollars rebuilding them. Too corrupt.

Much like Tennessee.


Don't forget Texas. Seriously, please secede.

Love,
The rest of us
 
2010-01-18 4:39:21 PM  
shouldnt he be behind bars?
 
2010-01-18 4:43:24 PM  
I'm impressed with all three men standing up there. Obama owes nothing to Bush, especially with the way Cheney and the Republicans party are out there shooting their mouth off while Bush gives speeches. Bush owes Obama nothing, seeing how Obama is going to use Bush as his go-to-guy for the blame game in the next 3 to 7 years. And Clinton is the man. His wife is away, he's free to chase all the tail he wants, smoke a fat one and give the finger to everyone who made his 8 years in the White House hell, 8 years that make the last 9 years look like farking Nirvana.

And look at them. Putting it all aside so they can send the message that getting relief to Haiti is a bi-partisan idea that all Americans of every party can get behind.

Good for them. Seriously.
 
2010-01-18 4:43:26 PM  

imapirate: Bored Horde: Phil Herup: Don't waste US tax dollars rebuilding them. Too corrupt.

Much like Tennessee.

Don't forget Texas. Seriously, please secede.

Love,
The rest of us


That's a pretty huge chunk of the US economy you're wishing away, bucko. Wanna kick out CA while we're at it? Then the rest of the country can be completely farking destitute in happy ideological purity.
 
2010-01-18 4:49:08 PM  
Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.



Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.
 
2010-01-18 4:55:47 PM  
shroom 2010-01-18 12:03:11 PM
thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.

And there you have it. Delusions at work. Let me guess, this is what Rush is saying today?



here's the problem....of course you'd have to " guess " as to what he would be saying because you never listen. So how on earth can you and your other tard friends come out and criticize comments he made that you never heard in context? The truth is, you people can't even possibly prove that Limbaugh said not to donate to Haiti relief. You have absolutely no clue and yet you vomit out your hate speech anyway.

Here's some good advice: find out exactly what he said and how he said it or just keep your pie holes closed.
 
2010-01-18 4:58:11 PM  

bstud: If you are going to bash someone bash the retards at FEMA or bash the people who didn't give them enough funding (whichever was the cause of their epic failure). This is a organization whose sole purpose is to provide aid in these situations. There is no reason for Bush or any other president to have to form a task force to deal with a natural disaster other than if FEMA has utterly failed. IIRC someone of the executives were fired at FEMA after all this went down so it looks like he did the job to me.


Umm, the states started asking for help on August 26. Pleas show any evidence that Bush made any public statements about Katrina or talked to state governments about it before August 30 when he announced he would form a 'task force'.

A simple statement like 'we are concerned about Katrina' would suffice. But no, on September 2, Bush says "you are doing a heck of a job, Brownie".
 
2010-01-18 5:01:45 PM  

HairBolus: bstud: If you are going to bash someone bash the retards at FEMA or bash the people who didn't give them enough funding (whichever was the cause of their epic failure). This is a organization whose sole purpose is to provide aid in these situations. There is no reason for Bush or any other president to have to form a task force to deal with a natural disaster other than if FEMA has utterly failed. IIRC someone of the executives were fired at FEMA after all this went down so it looks like he did the job to me.

Umm, the states started asking for help on August 26. Pleas show any evidence that Bush made any public statements about Katrina or talked to state governments about it before August 30 when he announced he would form a 'task force'.

A simple statement like 'we are concerned about Katrina' would suffice. But no, on September 2, Bush says "you are doing a heck of a job, Brownie".


didn't he say the same thing to obama?
 
2010-01-18 5:01:45 PM  
I watched Fox news for the very first time the other night and ended up with a cracked rib from laughing so hard. Honest Injun.
 
2010-01-18 5:02:49 PM  
Ah, I see we're fawning over the theatrics of the ruling class rich again.
 
2010-01-18 5:03:21 PM  

MONSTERTRUCK: I watched Fox news for the very first time the other night and ended up with a cracked rib from laughing so hard. Honest Injun.


What was funny?
 
2010-01-18 5:06:31 PM  
What was funny?

The focus on Haitians looting and roving about with machetes. Lol.
 
2010-01-18 5:06:48 PM  

Serial: s2s2s2: I think the bigger story here is that Obama asked Bush to help him.
Talk about burnishing one's record.

It's pretty common policy to ask former presidents for assistance when it comes to relief efforts. It's the one thing they can all agree on, and makes them look good years after they left office.


You don't say.
Do they need some brush cleared?
 
2010-01-18 5:07:55 PM  
You don't say.
Do they need some brush cleared?


/snert
 
2010-01-18 5:08:49 PM  
Finally someone from the GOP putting a loudmouth talk show host in his place. Limbaugh does not I REPEAT not represent the Republican Party. He represents himself. Just because he looks like an elephant does not mean he is ONE.
 
2010-01-18 5:09:27 PM  
I'm guessing this makes Bush a RINO now and he'll have to appologize to Rush then?
 
2010-01-18 5:13:31 PM  

libbynomore2: Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.


Is this a lamer way of saying I know you are, but what am I?
 
2010-01-18 5:15:36 PM  

libbynomore2: shroom 2010-01-18 12:03:11 PM
thomps: well this just further bolsters my claim that gwb was really a RINO liberal and all of his failed economic policies are to be blamed on liberal republican ideology. we should all remember this in the upcoming elections so that we can elect leaders that will actually implement true conservative economic and social policies.

And there you have it. Delusions at work. Let me guess, this is what Rush is saying today?


here's the problem....of course you'd have to " guess " as to what he would be saying because you never listen. So how on earth can you and your other tard friends come out and criticize comments he made that you never heard in context? The truth is, you people can't even possibly prove that Limbaugh said not to donate to Haiti relief. You have absolutely no clue and yet you vomit out your hate speech anyway.

Here's some good advice: find out exactly what he said and how he said it or just keep your pie holes closed.


"We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the US income tax."

" Exactly right. Look, there are people that do charitable work every day in Haiti. It's not as though -- like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, it's our fault. Reverend Wright, it's our fault, there's no excuse for such poverty when there's a nation as rich as we are so close. There are people that have been trying to save Haiti just as we're trying to save Africa. You just can't keep throwing money at it because the dictatorships there just take it all. They don't spread it around, and even if they did they're not creating a permanent system where people can provide for themselves. It's a simple matter of self-reliance. Nobody takes that approach down there because this has always been a country run by dictators and incompetent ones at that."

-Rush Limbaugh

Maybe you're the one that needs to learn the context of it before you spew out hate speech.
 
2010-01-18 5:16:55 PM  

PottyMcNugg: libbynomore2: Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.

Is this a lamer way of saying I know you are, but what am I?


That's how I read that. Reminds me of my days at elementary school...good times.
 
2010-01-18 5:22:15 PM  
 
2010-01-18 5:22:49 PM  
Bush is a c*cksucker piece of sh*t.

He's a c*cksucker piece of sh*t that gave the proper response to that statement by Rush, but he's still a c*cksucker piece of sh*t.
 
2010-01-18 5:23:30 PM  
So let me get this straight, Greggory was complaining because Rush said Obama was using Haiti politically then as a follow up question, Greggory uses Haiti politically by tying it to Katrina? Nice double speak there. Oh and Bush didn't tell Limbaugh to STFU, he was just diplomatic as all former presidents (except Carter) are.

In other words, there is no news here and the double standard continues to exist.
 
2010-01-18 5:28:22 PM  
Sorry, but I gotta call Kodak Moment on this. I don't believe Bush has the capacity to feel real compassion. Should the results speak differently, I'll eat my words happily.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:21 PM  

CanisNoir: In other words, there is no news here and the double standard continues to exist.


The one where you only incessantly whine about liberals.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:26 PM  
Yeah well, that makes you a farkin' hypocriticizer too, so shut the fark up! Now smoke my weed.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:40 PM  

CheekyMunky: This, first of all. He said he didn't know what Obama's critics were talking about. That sounds more like cluelessness than condemnation to me.


Are you trying to claim you've never heard the expression "I don't know what he/she's talking about" before? If so that's some pretty serious dedication to your BDS. I'd almost be impressed.


Anyway, I don't know what subby's talking about. Bush made it clear - in a very diplomatic manner - that he found Limbaugh's retarded accusations to be without merit. Not a "STFU" moment by any means, though certainly classy and letting us all know where he stands.

Gotta say, Bush Jr. has been a fantastically classy ex-president. He's stated publicly on more than one occasion that he isn't interested in bashing or second guessing Obama, and has largely stayed out of politics. If Carter had half his class he might not need to have a nice tall glass of STFU once a day himself.


And one more thing... I mean this too. If Bush WAS bashing Obama and WAS trying to be a busybody ex-president like Carter I'd turn on Bush in a second. I liked Bush as a president (STFU, I do have reasons and we'll just agree to disagree on it), and while I didn't vote for Obama and am certainly no Obama sycophant I have come to like him a bit now that I've seen him in office. But there's something particularly irksome to me about an ex-president trying to interfere with the current president. If Bush ever stops being so classy with his predecessor I will turn on him so fast you'll think I was a Code Pink-er.
 
2010-01-18 5:35:46 PM  

phenn: Sorry, but I gotta call Kodak Moment on this. I don't believe Bush has the capacity to feel real compassion. Should the results speak differently, I'll eat my words happily.


That sound you hear is the phone ringing; it's Africa calling to tell you your an idiot.
 
2010-01-18 5:38:42 PM  
Hadn't read the thread but I'm pretty much assuming the usual Rush apologists came bounding in here to put the former President in his place, no matter how slight his condemnation of Rush was?

/good job, george
//haven't said that very often
///superfluous slashie is superfluous
 
2010-01-18 5:40:59 PM  
I never was a fan of Bush. Didn't hate him though.

However, he gets a farking thumbs up from me on this. I just wish he has been a little more overt, but this is damn good.
 
2010-01-18 5:43:00 PM  

Mrtraveler01: PottyMcNugg: libbynomore2: Lundah 2010-01-18 11:08:27 AM
jehovahs witness protection: I'm over it now: ....and Fark heads asplode over the Hero tag for bbbbbBush.

This

Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


Spoken by a broken clock that knows.....you'll be right once more today.

Is this a lamer way of saying I know you are, but what am I?

That's how I read that. Reminds me of my days at elementary school...good times.


Awww, libby is graduating from grade school. Congratulations libbynomore2!
 
2010-01-18 5:44:17 PM  
Funny how whenever a politician or president makes slightly critical remarks about someone, it ends up on Fark as "OMG BUSH TOLD RUSH TO STFU OH SNAPP!!!11

/I know I exaggerate, and of course this is Fark, so well done subby
//Rush does need to STFU about Haiti
 
2010-01-18 5:47:42 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Hadn't read the thread but I'm pretty much assuming the usual Rush apologists came bounding in here to put the former President in his place, no matter how slight his condemnation of Rush was?

/good job, george
//haven't said that very often
///superfluous slashie is superfluous


Read a few comments and it's looks like we have several unexpected results.. some saying Bush was being diplomatic (the guy that did this)

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and others saying it was the librul mainstream msm media was mean to Bush

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2010-01-18 5:50:19 PM  

RockIsDead: Lefties hate it when people don't stay in the neat little pigeonholes they define everyone into.


They decry it en mass from their pigeon holes.
 
2010-01-18 5:50:32 PM  
Good for him!
 
2010-01-18 5:51:57 PM  
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2010-01-18 5:54:17 PM  
What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.
 
2010-01-18 5:57:37 PM  

downstairs: I'm pretty sure the Bushes never really cared for Limbaugh. Goes back to George H. W. Bush's presidency.


I don't think anyone with actual power in the GOP really "cares" for Limbaugh. I suspect he's a useful idiot to them, someone who can be counted on to whip the mouth-breathers into a righteous, GOP-voting froth.

Not just Limbaugh either, but O'Falafel, Hannity, Beck, and all those other 'tards on Faux. This is dirty work that needs doing, but nobody who's running for a real office wants to sully their hands with it.
 
2010-01-18 6:00:06 PM  
On another subject, is there a single country in the world run by black people that isn't a total mess? I was trying to think of one, but can't.
 
2010-01-18 6:00:27 PM  
I don't know if- what you guys are talking about.
 
2010-01-18 6:00:59 PM  
Hey George, you can't talk to the head of your party that way!
 
2010-01-18 6:01:45 PM  
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roll up your sleeves brownie...
it makes you look like you're working!
 
2010-01-18 6:06:46 PM  

uglybob69: What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.


Tucker Carlson (total moonbat) alleges that Bush mocked a woman whom he had refused to grant clemency to. Texas executed Karly Faye Tucker in 1998. Tucker had become a devout Christian. Great guy, that Bush fella. Copypasta time:

In the week before [Karla Faye Tucker's] execution, Bush says, Bianca Jagger and a number of other protesters came to Austin to demand clemency for Tucker. "Did you meet with any of them?" I ask.

Bush whips around and stares at me. "No, I didn't meet with any of them," he snaps, as though I've just asked the dumbest, most offensive question ever posed. "I didn't meet with Larry King either when he came down for it. I watched his interview with [Tucker], though. He asked her real difficult questions, like 'What would you say to Governor Bush?' "

"What was her answer?" I wonder.

"Please," Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, "don't kill me."
 
2010-01-18 6:31:56 PM  

RockIsDead: Lefties hate it when people don't stay in the neat little pigeonholes they define everyone into.


Says the one trying to pigeonhole "lefties".

I'm pretty solidly on the left, and I agree with George W here entirely. I dislike his performance overall as President, but that doesn't mean I somehow have to disagree with each and every thing he does. Even when he was in office, I liked some of his policies -- he increased funding to fight HIV in Africa, he (initially, anyway) increased NIH and science funding, and several of his immigration reform proposals, such as a guest-worker program, were good.

Of course I also supported the war in Afghanistan and think we handled it very well overall, at least up until the point we spread ourselves too thin by invading Iraq. My only other criticism of Afghanistan is that we should have sent US forces into Tora Bora, even with the possibility of high American casualties, rather than have the Afghans lead the charge; the Afghans negotiated a truce which gave Bin Laden and other important figures the opportunity to escape (much like Mullah Omar did). For the rest of the country, it was appropriate to have the Afghans leading the fight with US support, but we should have made it clear that we were going after Bin Laden ourselves.
 
2010-01-18 6:38:34 PM  

uglybob69: What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.


Yup, knowingly lying to the population to blow up another country puts him on saint status!
 
2010-01-18 6:58:19 PM  
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Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?
 
2010-01-18 6:58:44 PM  

cryinoutloud: This past week, Limbaugh insisted that the Obama White House would use the catastrophe in Haiti to "burnish" the president's standing and credibility "with the black community, in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community, in this country."
"It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there."

Wow, that's tacky as all shiatola. Hey, Rush--not everyone sees every news story as an opportunity to make it about themselves, like you do.


Not to mention the inane idea that Obama is losing credibility with the black community.

/I think the "light skinned" part was a shot at Reid.
 
2010-01-18 7:08:20 PM  
So this is what they were saving Dubya for: the talking heads that the Republicans don't control are running amok for their own profit instead of following the Reaganite rule of covering each other's back. Palin is running amok with the same idea. And so far, Dubya is sitting back in hiding because nobody wants to remind anybody that he's the one who caused all this shiat that is going down now.

So what happens? Dubya is pulled out as the perfect talking head. Shut up, Rush. Eat it, Beck. Sit on it, Palin. The Republicans want to regain their idiot base and there's only one true way to do that: bring back the former RINO but now useful idiot who is completely unemployable in any other way. Bring back the biggest failure in the history of U.S. Presidents. And now, he's a walking ad to undermine every single useful idiot that turned their back on The Party.

Honestly, I'll doubt it'll work. And it looks incredibly desperate. And Dubya is probably going along with it so he can stand that long push to not being egged in public which will never work. But damned if the Republicans don't think it just takes one year to erase eight years of severe incompetence!
 
2010-01-18 7:25:31 PM  

shroom: brigid_fitch: He didn't, but made it obvious that he disagrees with Rush. I didn't expect any Republican to speak out against Rush, even in this passive way, so I'm happy to see one that did.

Naturally no Republican will stand up to him. Naturally they will also not recognize that what Rush is saying today (donating to private charity = BAD, LIBERAL, COMMUNIST) is the polar opposite of what Rush and other neoconservatives have been saying for the last 30 years (private charity = GOOD, government aid = BAD, LIBERAL, COMMUNIST).

This is, I think, one of the problems fundamental to modern Republican ideology that Democrats/progressives simply do not have an effective strategy to overcome. Simply put, they don't determine "correct" and "wrong" by whether what they're saying agrees with facts or logic; if Rush repeats it and no Republican stands up to him, than it is correct. It doesn't matter if "it" is the direct opposite of what Rush was saying last year or last month. It doesn't matter if "it" agrees with or contradicts any facts in evidence. If he says it, it's true, and if it's true it's because he said it, even if it's not what he said yesterday and what he will say tomorrow.


You just described Andrew Sullivan!
 
2010-01-18 7:41:35 PM  

tinyarena: Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?


Everywhere, but the Lib MSM never allowed those images to get out.

Consider yourself played for falling for it.
 
2010-01-18 7:47:44 PM  

RockIsDead: tinyarena: Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?

Everywhere, but the Lib MSM never allowed those images to get out.

Consider yourself played for falling for it.


Says the Bush-worshipper.
 
2010-01-18 7:48:57 PM  
France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

HAHA!

And so it goes...

/RID = Right more times than your mother did anal
 
2010-01-18 7:52:23 PM  

RockIsDead: France accused the US of "occupying" Haiti on Monday as thousands of American troops flooded into the country to take charge of aid efforts and security.

HAHA!

And so it goes...

/RID = Right more times than your mother did anal


You sound happy people are dying. No surprise there.
 
2010-01-18 7:56:20 PM  
Rush didn't take orders from Bush while he was president. What makes him think he'll start now?
Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.
 
2010-01-18 8:01:26 PM  

downtownant: Rush didn't take orders from Bush while he was president. What makes him think he'll start now?
Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.


No hate like neocon hate.
 
2010-01-18 8:07:25 PM  

downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.


You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)
 
2010-01-18 8:08:19 PM  
Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?

You think the Tea Party movement considers Bush to be its leader? Silly, stupid Lib.

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.

Then you need to get your ears checked. We complained plenty, it wasn't until Stimulus and the Bailouts we started the protesting on the streets. Prior to that we were melting the phone lines into DC telling them we didn't want TARP.
 
2010-01-18 8:10:31 PM  

Weaver95: wanna bet Limbaugh ignores the slap down?


He ignored the comment from Pat Buchanan. You think he even felt this fleabite? The only thing that MIGHT slow Limbonehead down at this point would be if the ghost of St. Reagan appeared in a pillar of fire and struck him dead with a burst of conservative lightning.
 
2010-01-18 8:15:00 PM  

Teikiatsu: Then you need to get your ears checked. We complained plenty, it wasn't until Stimulus and the Bailouts we started the protesting on the streets. Prior to that we were melting the phone lines into DC telling them we didn't want TARP.


What a convenient fantasy.
 
2010-01-18 8:24:18 PM  

MrSteve007: downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.

You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)


Yeah just like they supported Air America right? My point is Rush has nothing to worry about from Whargarbl liberals who dislike him. If you guys simply ignored him he wouldn't be taking up valuable real estate in your heads.
 
2010-01-18 8:34:01 PM  
downtownant: I'd be careful about "valuable" real estate in this day and age, mate.
 
2010-01-18 8:44:49 PM  

downtownant: MrSteve007: downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.

You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)

Yeah just like they supported Air America right? My point is Rush has nothing to worry about from Whargarbl liberals who dislike him. If you guys simply ignored him he wouldn't be taking up valuable real estate in your heads.


You're right!

As long as he's got millions of dollars, Oxicontin, Viagra and child prostitutes, he's probably not worried about much.

Seriously though, I love how you ignore the FACTS that completely disprove your assertion, and then jump on the "Air America" bit. Way to go, Limbaugh fellator, Rush would be proud.
 
2010-01-18 8:47:44 PM  
Bush == RINO. Oh, and we've Always Been At War With Eurasia.
 
2010-01-18 9:12:22 PM  
Limbaugh doesn't release Arbitron ratings. However, I have a friend in the industry who told me that last quarter, his show was ranked #6 in New York City on his "flagship station" WABC.

Also keep in mind that Limbaugh is on in mid-days. Radio "prime time" is morning-drive and afternoon-drive. He really has no competition. Put Rush on against a lame-ass morning zoo and I bet he wouldn't do well.
 
2010-01-18 9:18:09 PM  
A mass murderer says one sensible thing to one of his insane supporters. That does not make him a hero.
 
2010-01-18 9:25:26 PM  
Haitian orphans have received nothing short of a miraculous blessing from this earthquake. 2 weeks ago these orphans looked forward to being booted out onto the mean streets of a third world hell hole and now most of them are humming the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. Don't tell me God doesn't exist.
 
2010-01-18 9:26:55 PM  
I'm as liberal as they come, but I was moved by this.

/C'mon, libs, can't we budge a little?
 
2010-01-18 9:29:39 PM  

ha-ha_charade_u_r__guy: downtownant: MrSteve007: downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.

You obviously don't know anything about mass media demographics. The average NPR listener is actually the most impressive of any media outlet. 65% are college educated, have a $86,000 income - compared to the US average of 25% college educated and a $55,000 income. They're the audience most advertisers would kill for, if it weren't for the limits of underwriting.

Demographics Link (new window, pdf)

Yeah just like they supported Air America right? My point is Rush has nothing to worry about from Whargarbl liberals who dislike him. If you guys simply ignored him he wouldn't be taking up valuable real estate in your heads.

You're right!

As long as he's got millions of dollars, Oxicontin, Viagra and child prostitutes, he's probably not worried about much.

Seriously though, I love how you ignore the FACTS that completely disprove your assertion, and then jump on the "Air America" bit. Way to go, Limbaugh fellator, Rush would be proud.


No, you are!
 
2010-01-18 9:37:53 PM  

Mija: A mass murderer says one sensible thing to one of his insane supporters. That does not make him a hero.


Shut up moron. Mass murderer? What a cockish thing to write. Bush was supposed to caretake the transition from Saddam to the next government (owing it's security to the USA). This strategy was set by the actions of Presidents and planners all the way back to Carter. Your man Clinton murdered err killed plenty from afar when he ordered multiple airstrikes on Iraq during his presidency. 9-11 was designed by our enemies to play with the minds of our "liberals" aka cockheads. It was an attempt by our enemies to derail our longstanding plan to keep Iraq out of Iranian hands after Saddam got old and weak.

In the middle east, in the absence of a governing tribe (the US Armed Forces) chartered with the responsibility to maintain order while democratic processes take place, the strongest man becomes the leader. It's a battle of brutes not unlike what takes place on the Serengeti plains when lions battle for the right to lead the pride. Primitive farks they are, these people needed our steady hand to get them through their transition from Saddam to something other than his thoroughly evil and corrupt sons or more likely a Mahdi religious whackjob (Al Sadr) backed by Iran. Bush stuck with the plan in spite of our enemies daring us to chase them into Afghanistan.

Open your baby liberal eyes and see the world as it really is, doucheface.
 
2010-01-18 9:45:15 PM  
I can go one better tardmitter....France says Obama is trying to occupy Haiti

Can't wait for the excuses!


I just LOVE this.
 
2010-01-18 9:46:31 PM  

Earguy: Limbaugh doesn't release Arbitron ratings. However, I have a friend in the industry who told me that last quarter, his show was ranked #6 in New York City on his "flagship station" WABC.

Also keep in mind that Limbaugh is on in mid-days. Radio "prime time" is morning-drive and afternoon-drive. He really has no competition. Put Rush on against a lame-ass morning zoo and I bet he wouldn't do well.


Don't blame Rush, if you'd been popping Oxycontin and chasing Dominican boys around all night you'd want to sleep in as well.
 
2010-01-18 9:56:05 PM  

libbynomore2: I can go one better tardmitter....France says Obama is trying to occupy Haiti

Can't wait for the excuses!


I just LOVE this.


Hey, that place is full of cute orphans. At least that's what TV and my internets tell me.
 
2010-01-18 9:58:54 PM  
This is how Reagan came to be remembered as a saint. He was pretty right-wing (moreso than Nixon, believe it or not!), but Gingrich and Norquist and all the "Contract with America" Republicans who followed him were such raving reactionaries that Uncle Ronnie looked almost moderate by comparison (there was also the "aww" factor--he was a feeble old man who called his wife "Mommy"--but that's beside the point). That generation culminated in W, a millionaire politician who liked to pretend he was Joe Sixpack, like Stalin identifying with the proletariat. Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, W is succeeded as the face of American conservatism by the likes of Palin and Beck, genuine lumpen realmurkins so batshiat insane they make Bush appear positively statesmanlike. I can hardly wait to see what comes next--what rough beast slouches toward Orlando to be born?
 
2010-01-18 10:25:40 PM  
Cornelius Dribble Quote 2010-01-18 09:58:54 PM
This is how Reagan came to be remembered as a saint. He was pretty right-wing (moreso than Nixon, believe it or not!), but Gingrich and Norquist and all the "Contract with America" Republicans who followed him were such raving reactionaries that Uncle Ronnie looked almost moderate by comparison (there was also the "aww" factor--he was a feeble old man who called his wife "Mommy"--but that's beside the point). That generation culminated in W, a millionaire politician who liked to pretend he was Joe Sixpack, like Stalin identifying with the proletariat. Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, W is succeeded as the face of American conservatism by the likes of Palin and Beck, genuine lumpen realmurkins so batshiat insane they make Bush appear positively statesmanlike. I can hardly wait to see what comes next--what rough beast slouches toward Orlando to be born?



Dude you were so close with your screen name.....

Cornelius Dribble really needs to be Cornelius Drivel


Although, your thoughts do dribble out of your mouth like a child so you weren't too far off..
 
2010-01-18 10:26:00 PM  
Oh, so suddenly W isn't a douche? Between the 2 of them, I'd leave the liquor cabinet keys with Rush first.
 
2010-01-18 10:28:27 PM  
And why does W love the people of Haiti and hate the people of New Orleans

/Trolling minds want to know
 
2010-01-18 10:33:03 PM  
not bad W. Well played.
 
2010-01-18 10:46:20 PM  

tinyarena: d.yimg.com
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Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now


Bush looks calm and relieved and out of it. His face is somewhat lopsided so maybe he has had a stroke, and/or maybe he is medicated and/or experiencing early Alzheimer's.

Anyway, Bush is glad to be out of the job that he was unqualified for (where he regurgitated quips like "the problem with Wall Street is that there is too much regulation") and would just like to lead a life where he can crack dirty jokes, ride his bicycle, and clear brush without seriously injuring himself.
 
2010-01-18 10:48:09 PM  

libbynomore2: Cornelius Dribble Quote 2010-01-18 09:58:54 PM
This is how Reagan came to be remembered as a saint. He was pretty right-wing (moreso than Nixon, believe it or not!), but Gingrich and Norquist and all the "Contract with America" Republicans who followed him were such raving reactionaries that Uncle Ronnie looked almost moderate by comparison (there was also the "aww" factor--he was a feeble old man who called his wife "Mommy"--but that's beside the point). That generation culminated in W, a millionaire politician who liked to pretend he was Joe Sixpack, like Stalin identifying with the proletariat. Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, W is succeeded as the face of American conservatism by the likes of Palin and Beck, genuine lumpen realmurkins so batshiat insane they make Bush appear positively statesmanlike. I can hardly wait to see what comes next--what rough beast slouches toward Orlando to be born?


Dude you were so close with your screen name.....

Cornelius Dribble really needs to be Cornelius Drivel


Although, your thoughts do dribble out of your mouth like a child so you weren't too far off..


Let me guess--you were president of Forensics Club in high school, weren't you?
 
2010-01-18 10:49:00 PM  

Earguy: Also keep in mind that Limbaugh is on in mid-days. Radio "prime time" is morning-drive and afternoon-drive. He really has no competition. Put Rush on against a lame-ass morning zoo and I bet he wouldn't do well.


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Dingo and the Baby are on it!
//hotter than topless Lois
 
2010-01-18 10:49:11 PM  

shroom: Can't wait for Rush to start calling Dubya a liberal now.

Seriously, when even George W. farking Bush calls you a douchebag, you know you're a douchebag.


Actually, this ties perfectly with my impression of Bush (while he was in) that he was well-intentioned but irredeemably clueless and at the beck and call of, well, the closest real-life thing I've yet seen to Star Wars's evil emperor, including the Pope.

You notice that since Cheney and Bush were pried apart, Cheney's kept right on being nasty while Bush has more or less vanished, and has now said something nice? They say first impressions are often the best, and that was just my first impression of the two. YMMV.
 
2010-01-18 10:52:36 PM  
HairBolus Quote 2010-01-18 10:46:20 PM
tinyarena: d.yimg.com
d.yimg.com
Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

Bush looks calm and relieved and out of it. His face is somewhat lopsided so maybe he has had a stroke, and/or maybe he is medicated and/or experiencing early Alzheimer's.

Anyway, Bush is glad to be out of the job that he was unqualified for (where he regurgitated quips like "the problem with Wall Street is that there is too much regulation") and would just like to lead a life where he can crack dirty jokes, ride his bicycle, and clear brush without seriously injuring himself.



Damn you're dumb. Such juvenile bullshiat can't come from someone any older than 12-13 yrs old.

Don't you have some fractions to be working on before your bedtime?

/god forbid you'd take a U.S.History class ( and actually pay attention )
 
2010-01-18 10:53:10 PM  

meat0918: I want to know how many outrage addicted Democrats listen to him alongside the outrage addicted Republicans.


I was a fan of the man in my early twenties, then I got tired of his shenanigans with callers (pretending to answer a question with feigned outrage diatribes as he had his staff end their call).
I was a non-listener for many years as a result of that.
I started listening again in 2006. He hasn't won me over, nor does he outrage me.
But damn if he isn't the best at getting people to talk out their asses about him.
He can predict when and what stupid stuff people will say about what stupid stuff he will say next (and usually does start with the prediction).
It's not that it's hard to do. What's hard to take is how many people fall for it.
I still can't decide if the outrage from his critics isn't actually part of his show;)
 
2010-01-18 11:01:04 PM  
Good on him. Bush that is.
 
2010-01-18 11:02:23 PM  

MrCab: Oh Bush, it'd be awesome if you went simpleton leaning right after all this after getting now controlled by The Machine anymore.

Good show


Caught. Principle sayof. Is he handstoping? The Machine say yes; or, hello, I am looking for Bush.
 
2010-01-18 11:10:03 PM  

downtownant: Rush didn't take orders from Bush while he was president. What makes him think he'll start now?
Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.


Well, every time I've listened to Rush the Drug-Gobbler, all the ads are for vocabulary-building tapes and Ensyte penis-building pills. Seems to me NPR listeners aren't the target audience.

Now run along and order some of Dr. Abernathy's Boner Pills.
 
2010-01-18 11:12:04 PM  

Softens_hands_while_you_do_the_dishes: Haitian orphans have received nothing short of a miraculous blessing from this earthquake. 2 weeks ago these orphans looked forward to being booted out onto the mean streets of a third world hell hole and now most of them are humming the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song. Don't tell me God doesn't exist.


Come on, you've always been more subtle than this.
 
2010-01-18 11:21:18 PM  

downtownant: Yeah just like they supported Air America right?


Because NRP listeners don't want to bother with a left-wing version of Conservative Talk Radio Wharrgarbl.

But by all means keep rattling your empty head about it.
 
2010-01-18 11:31:28 PM  

brigid_fitch: ne2d: I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.

He didn't, but made it obvious that he disagrees with Rush. I didn't expect any Republican to speak out against Rush, even in this passive way, so I'm happy to see one that did.


This.

/baby steps
//good on ya, George
 
2010-01-18 11:36:03 PM  

downtownant: Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.


And anyone that's really interested, the advertisers you can boycott are listed right here:

Link (new window)

Actually, I shop pretty often from Overstock.com, but I think I'll stop. Since I was capable of going out and meeting people and have a spouse, I don't think I'll be needing to visit Eharmony. Here we have discount travel house Hotwire (what was that about affording products and services?) I'm not currently in the market for the services the Neptune Society offers, don't need a $400 Oreck vacuum because I have wood floors, there's no Smart and Final discount(again with the discounts)grocer where I live, no AutoZone, I'm not shopping for Life Insurance currently, not losing my hair, don't need a metal building or lumber, can't imagine I'd ever be dumb enough to purchase an emu oil product..

You know, the only one on there I might have troubles staying away from would be Pfizer. I wonder if they sponsor Rush with cash or goods?
 
2010-01-18 11:36:21 PM  

libbynomore2: HairBolus Quote 2010-01-18 10:46:20 PM
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Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

Bush looks calm and relieved and out of it. His face is somewhat lopsided so maybe he has had a stroke, and/or maybe he is medicated and/or experiencing early Alzheimer's.

Anyway, Bush is glad to be out of the job that he was unqualified for (where he regurgitated quips like "the problem with Wall Street is that there is too much regulation") and would just like to lead a life where he can crack dirty jokes, ride his bicycle, and clear brush without seriously injuring himself.


Damn you're dumb. Such juvenile bullshiat can't come from someone any older than 12-13 yrs old.

Don't you have some fractions to be working on before your bedtime?

/god forbid you'd take a U.S.History class ( and actually pay attention )


Are you still praying for Americans to die in terrorist attacks?
 
2010-01-18 11:38:01 PM  
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Can I Haiz Orfun now?

 
2010-01-19 12:02:37 AM  
I give Dubya credit for this much: when he left office, he decided to STFU, and now has enough class to tell Limbaugh to go eat another doughnut or something.
 
2010-01-19 12:08:18 AM  

Softens_hands_while_you_do_the_dishes: Can I Haiz Orfun now?


They're simply being polite in a bootstrappy society. We should just stop all aid and let the free market fix the situation.
 
2010-01-19 12:14:22 AM  

TheRaven7: Softens_hands_while_you_do_the_dishes: Can I Haiz Orfun now?

They're simply being polite in a bootstrappy society. We should just stop all aid and let the free market fix the situation.


what's the phrase again? "Herp... dorp?"

/d'oh!
 
2010-01-19 12:17:51 AM  

Helen_Arigby: shroom: Can't wait for Rush to start calling Dubya a liberal now.

Seriously, when even George W. farking Bush calls you a douchebag, you know you're a douchebag.

Actually, this ties perfectly with my impression of Bush (while he was in) that he was well-intentioned but irredeemably clueless and at the beck and call of, well, the closest real-life thing I've yet seen to Star Wars's evil emperor, including the Pope.

You notice that since Cheney and Bush were pried apart, Cheney's kept right on being nasty while Bush has more or less vanished, and has now said something nice? They say first impressions are often the best, and that was just my first impression of the two. YMMV.


Not a bad impression. History will record GWB, I think, as merely an average president, not bad, not great; just an average guy in extraordinary times; with the misfortune to have Darth Sidious as his vice president, and lacking the real backbone to stand up to someone with the full power of the Dark Side behind him. Not his fault, really.
 
2010-01-19 12:29:25 AM  
Good for W. However his quote....
Asked by host David Gregory if he drew any lessons from the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina (widely regarded as tragically bungled), Bush replied:

"First of all, it takes time to get the supplies in place. That shouldn't deter them. In other words, there's an expectation-- amongst people that things are going to happen quickly. And sometimes it's hard to make things happen quickly. Secondly, there is a great reservoir of good will that wants to help. And that's why he asked us to help, and we're glad to do it."


I guess once a politician, always a politician.

Yeah, and he deserves some praise for SOME of the things he did.
 
2010-01-19 12:53:10 AM  
I'm in the middle of reading a Stephen King book and just realized Rush Limbaugh's transcripted comments sound like the asshole characters in a lot of King's stuff.

I mean seriously, "It's made-to-order for 'em," Limbaugh said. "That's why he couldn't wait to get out there. Could not wait to get out there." That's what a small-town King villain tells his lackeys (or his own insane brain) before getting started on some mayhem.

Does King model his villains after Limbaugh, or is that just a parallel coincidence?

\also: never thought Dubya was evil, just misguided
 
2010-01-19 1:08:23 AM  
If he does some good for the Haitian situation, he deserves the credit.

I don't mind the idea of these former politicians competing for the title of Best Former President by doing humanitarian work.

It's always good when career criminals turn over a new leaf, after all.
 
2010-01-19 1:41:58 AM  
I'd really like to hear Cheney's thoughts on this issue. I think it would be very telling- I still feel like he's doing all this Obama bashing because he's not done in politics. I wouldn't put it past that old bastard to have a bit of an immortality complex, and I can see him now thinking about becoming Palin's puppetmaster back in the White House.

If he agrees with Bush on this, it might be a signal that he's just being a cranky old man with all of his criticism's of the President. But if he backs up Rush, there might be something far more sinister going on here.
 
2010-01-19 1:57:38 AM  
Ohhhhh 'Hero' tag. How far you've fallen....
 
2010-01-19 3:31:16 AM  

Now That's What I Call a Taco!: and I can see him now thinking about becoming Palin's puppetmaster back in the White House.


Good grief that's a frightening thought.
 
2010-01-19 4:20:32 AM  

downstairs: I'm pretty sure the Bushes never really cared for Limbaugh. Goes back to George H. W. Bush's presidency.


Rumour has it that they hated the Reagans as well. Looked down on them as, in their eyes, Hollywood trash.

As for the broken clock being right twice a day - as I recall, this would be the second. I am sure I read in 2004 that Bush proposed a manned mission to Mars, something I supported at the time and still think is a marvelous idea, both for the sheer human achievement and for the advances in technology and engineering that would be developed as a part of building the project.
 
2010-01-19 5:10:29 AM  

Lundah:
Meh. There's a whole lot I don't agree with W on, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.


FTW!!!!
 
2010-01-19 6:38:29 AM  

The Scutt-Farkas Affair: On another subject, is there a single country in the world run by black people that isn't a total mess? I was trying to think of one, but can't.


Actually, besides the AIDS epidemic there, which is a big besides, Botswana is doing pretty well, even having to deal with the fall-out from Mugabe's "when I die, everyone must die" shenanigans across the border.
 
2010-01-19 6:43:47 AM  

Anodos: The Scutt-Farkas Affair: On another subject, is there a single country in the world run by black people that isn't a total mess? I was trying to think of one, but can't.

Actually, besides the AIDS epidemic there, which is a big besides, Botswana is doing pretty well, even having to deal with the fall-out from Mugabe's "when I die, everyone must die" shenanigans across the border.


And....... that's the only example I've got, actually.
 
2010-01-19 7:00:46 AM  
George W. Bush took part in the rape of our Constitution. He is also an advocate of torture.


He is NOT a hero, he is a traitor and a scoundrel that deserves to be hung!
 
2010-01-19 8:09:36 AM  

Softens_hands_while_you_do_the_dishes: Mija: A mass murderer says one sensible thing to one of his insane supporters. That does not make him a hero.

Shut up moron. Mass murderer? What a cockish thing to write. Bush was supposed to caretake the transition from Saddam to the next government (owing it's security to the USA). This strategy was set by the actions of Presidents and planners all the way back to Carter. Your man Clinton murdered err killed plenty from afar when he ordered multiple airstrikes on Iraq during his presidency. 9-11 was designed by our enemies to play with the minds of our "liberals" aka cockheads. It was an attempt by our enemies to derail our longstanding plan to keep Iraq out of Iranian hands after Saddam got old and weak.

In the middle east, in the absence of a governing tribe (the US Armed Forces) chartered with the responsibility to maintain order while democratic processes take place, the strongest man becomes the leader. It's a battle of brutes not unlike what takes place on the Serengeti plains when lions battle for the right to lead the pride. Primitive farks they are, these people needed our steady hand to get them through their transition from Saddam to something other than his thoroughly evil and corrupt sons or more likely a Mahdi religious whackjob (Al Sadr) backed by Iran. Bush stuck with the plan in spite of our enemies daring us to chase them into Afghanistan.

Open your baby liberal eyes and see the world as it really is, doucheface.


Thanks, I needed a good laugh today
 
2010-01-19 10:31:55 AM  

HappyTheDog: George W. Bush took part in the rape of our Constitution. He is also an advocate of torture.


He is NOT a hero, he is a traitor and a scoundrel that deserves to be hung!


tells us how you really feel. don't hold back
 
2010-01-19 10:52:48 AM  
Of course he condems Rush's remarks on Haiti. You'd have to be a heartless prick from bizarro world to agree with that farkwaddle on this issue. Bush was ignorant and uneducated, but he wasn't evil.

/me am think Bush a not okay guy
//me just think him good president
 
2010-01-19 11:19:38 AM  

bongmiester: Poor Teabaggers - Where's Their God Now?


One has to wonder how closely this scene matched reality when those three got together.
 
2010-01-19 12:27:43 PM  

ne2d: I don't really see where he told Limbaugh to STFU.


Or called him a douchebag as someone else in this thread had claimed. He's being called a hero for hitting Rush with a feather duster?
 
2010-01-19 12:33:10 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Aarontology: The Stealth Hippopotamus: You do remember the single largest increase in the entitlement program since FDR?!?

I remember the deafening silence from the Taxed Enough Already crowd.

They weren't taxed enough until January 20, 2009.


Now you're lying.
 
2010-01-19 12:37:35 PM  

Phil Herup: Rescue them... heal the injured and leave.


Don't waste US tax dollars rebuilding them. Too corrupt.


This could apply to almost any country on the planet, including ours.
 
2010-01-19 1:31:28 PM  

uglybob69: What people fail to understand about Bush is that he WAS NOT A BAD PERSON. Every time I see some liberal moonbat making all sorts of terrible statements about his character I don't understand it.

He sucked as a president but I don't doubt he was a good person. His VP however I'm not so sure about.


Oh?
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2010-01-19 1:42:55 PM  
tinyarena:
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Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?


They also looked aged. It's like the office of the Presidency ages the office holder.
 
2010-01-19 3:26:10 PM  

The Only Good Moran: downtownant: Rush didn't take orders from Bush while he was president. What makes him think he'll start now?
Idiot liberals can "boycott" Rush's advertisers as if those unemployed NPR listeners could actually afford any of the products.

No hate like neocon hate.


Or neocon stereotypes, just shows their lack of intelligence.
 
2010-01-19 4:00:06 PM  

Latinwolf: They also looked aged. It's like the office of the Presidency ages the office holder.


THIS

Thank you for pointing that out, I think you're exactly right. And that's with top-of-the-line nutrition, health care, domestic help, security, transportation, and etc. Imagine how fast/badly that job would wear down an average person.
 
2010-01-19 4:28:39 PM  

Latinwolf: tinyarena:

Dang!
Just look at his face!
Bush looks serious, level-headed, mature.

Dare I say it: WISE

I'd vote for him, now

/where was that look when he was in office?

They also looked aged. It's like the office of the Presidency ages the office holder.


They know all the shiat Nicolas Cage wishes he knew. Sean Connery knows but that's another story. Pants on the ground.
 
2010-01-19 9:26:52 PM  
George W Bush eats fat cocks in hell.
 
2010-01-20 1:27:21 PM  
Rush Limbaugh: "rabble rabble, our BLACK president is using OUR tax dollars to help other BLACK people wargarbble!"

/I hope Limbaugh never changes
 
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