Discussion:
OT: 'w' Final Press Conference...12 Jan 09
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The Tao Meister
2009-01-12 22:24:21 UTC
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When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...

I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.

I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA watch/listening
to him say that.

.

The US economy is in a free fall. This abortion is JUST getting started.

He thinks he "protected the homeland". Know what the USSR's age-old
propaganda term for itself was? The Rodina, or "motherland". This
is an idiot who "looked into Putin's eyes and "saw his soul". Trusted
him. WHAT a...

It's called America. The United States. That sociopathic fool. Good
riddance. Obama is inheriting a 100% no-win. He's a destined 1 termer
at this point, because patience is not a
throw-away-instant-gratification, culture's virtue.

Rising protectionism, rising nationalism -count on 'em.

China will be eyeing Taiwan at some point, despite today's smiles...

The hawks will be looking to war as a way out of years of economic rot
imo...let's see.

Regards,

mvm
The Tao Meister
2009-01-12 22:26:26 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.
I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA watch/listening
to him say that.
.
The US economy is in a free fall. This abortion is JUST getting started.
He thinks he "protected the homeland". Know what the USSR's age-old
propaganda term for itself was? The Rodina, or "motherland". This
is an idiot who "looked into Putin's eyes and "saw his soul". Trusted
him. WHAT a...
*It's called America. The United States. That sociopathic fool. Good
riddance. Obama is inheriting a 100% no-win. He's a destined 1 termer
at this point, because patience is not a
throw-away-instant-gratification, culture's virtue.
Rising protectionism, rising nationalism -count on 'em.
China will be eyeing Taiwan at some point, despite today's smiles...
The hawks will be looking to war as a way out of years of economic rot
imo...let's see.
Regards,
mvm
* re; "The Homeland". PLEASE.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-13 04:48:30 UTC
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Pin DROP! echo echo echo echo.

Finally. :-) mvm
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.
I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA
watch/listening to him say that.
.
The US economy is in a free fall. This abortion is JUST getting started.
He thinks he "protected the homeland". Know what the USSR's age-old
propaganda term for itself was? The Rodina, or "motherland". This
is an idiot who "looked into Putin's eyes and "saw his soul". Trusted
him. WHAT a...
*It's called America. The United States. That sociopathic fool. Good
riddance. Obama is inheriting a 100% no-win. He's a destined 1 termer
at this point, because patience is not a
throw-away-instant-gratification, culture's virtue.
Rising protectionism, rising nationalism -count on 'em.
China will be eyeing Taiwan at some point, despite today's smiles...
The hawks will be looking to war as a way out of years of economic rot
imo...let's see.
* re; "The Homeland". PLEASE.
WeReo_ScoTTy
2009-01-13 00:41:10 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.
I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA watch/listening to
him say that.
.
The US economy is in a free fall. This abortion is JUST getting started.
He thinks he "protected the homeland". Know what the USSR's age-old
propaganda term for itself was? The Rodina, or "motherland". This
is an idiot who "looked into Putin's eyes and "saw his soul". Trusted
him. WHAT a...
It's called America. The United States. That sociopathic fool. Good
riddance. Obama is inheriting a 100% no-win. He's a destined 1 termer
at this point, because patience is not a throw-away-instant-gratification,
culture's virtue.
Rising protectionism, rising nationalism -count on 'em.
China will be eyeing Taiwan at some point, despite today's smiles...
The hawks will be looking to war as a way out of years of economic rot
imo...let's see.
Regards,
mvm
I'm the only one who can give "final press conferences."
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 01:50:02 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Nice cut-and-snip job, Muleass. I saw that on "Rick Sanchez" as well
on CNN.

Here's the real story -

The reporter asked him "It was never the "loneliest office in the
world" for you?"

Bush responded and acknowledged sympathy for the troops -
"No, not for me. We had a -- people -- we -- I had a fabulous team
around me of highly dedicated, smart, capable people, and we had fun.
I tell people that, you know, some days happy, some days not so happy,
every day has been joyous. And people, they say, I just don't believe
it to be the case. Well, it is the case. Even in the darkest moments
of Iraq, you know, there was -- and every day when I was reading the
reports about soldiers losing their lives, no question there was a lot
of emotion, but also there was times where we could be light-hearted
and support each other."

I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?

Remember the last time your buddy Rick Sanchez said no leaders shook
Bush's hand, when later it was learned he had already shook them
twice?

Keep reading the Huffington Post and Rick Sanchez and keep being made
a fool of...
Post by The Tao Meister
I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.
I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA watch/listening
to him say that.
I think of your wife who is supposedly fighting cancer while you
continue to troll the guitar newsgroups. Why are *you* so "light-
hearted" these days, Muleass?

You going to mock Jesus today or make fun of people that beleive in
God? Go ahead...
Post by The Tao Meister
The US economy is in a free fall. This abortion is JUST getting started.
Yep, it officially starts in 8 days.
Post by The Tao Meister
He thinks he "protected the homeland".
83% of the American people believed we would be hit again after 9/11.

83% of the American people were wrong, thanks to George W. Bush.

You also said, "When al Queda simultaneously detonates nuclear devices
in both Washington D.C. and Tel Aviv, Israel" after Bush was re-
elected.

Bush wins, you lose...
Post by The Tao Meister
Know what the USSR's age-old
propaganda term for itself was? The Rodina, or "motherland". This
is an idiot who "looked into Putin's eyes and "saw his soul". Trusted
him. WHAT a...
Why don't you repeat what you said about Jesus dying on the cross?

Right now seems appropiate...
Post by The Tao Meister
It's called America. The United States. That sociopathic fool. Good
riddance. Obama is inheriting a 100% no-win. He's a destined 1 termer
at this point, because patience is not a
throw-away-instant-gratification, culture's virtue.
Rising protectionism, rising nationalism -count on 'em.
China will be eyeing Taiwan at some point, despite today's smiles...
And your China bullshit is getting old as well. You also said,
"Beijing will grab Taipei, Taiwan and with it, the entire S.E. Asian
realm" by 2009.

Got any other great predictions we should know about? LOL
Post by The Tao Meister
The hawks will be looking to war as a way out of years of economic rot
imo...let's see.
Regards,
mvm
Does your wife know what you do with your time?gr
Elvis Kabong
2009-01-13 07:18:49 UTC
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Martha Raddatz: "There were no al Queda in Iraq before the US invaded."
Duhbya: "So what?"
Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Nice cut-and-snip job, Muleass. I saw that on "Rick Sanchez" as well
on CNN.

Here's the real story -

The reporter asked him "It was never the "loneliest office in the
world" for you?"

Bush responded and acknowledged sympathy for the troops -
"No, not for me. We had a -- people -- we -- I had a fabulous team
around me of highly dedicated, smart, capable people, and we had fun.
I tell people that, you know, some days happy, some days not so happy,
every day has been joyous. And people, they say, I just don't believe
it to be the case. Well, it is the case. Even in the darkest moments
of Iraq, you know, there was -- and every day when I was reading the
reports about soldiers losing their lives, no question there was a lot
of emotion, but also there was times where we could be light-hearted
and support each other."

I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?

Remember the last time your buddy Rick Sanchez said no leaders shook
Bush's hand, when later it was learned he had already shook them
twice?

Keep reading the Huffington Post and Rick Sanchez and keep being made
a fool of...
Post by The Tao Meister
I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.
I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA watch/listening
to him say that.
I think of your wife who is supposedly fighting cancer while you
continue to troll the guitar newsgroups. Why are *you* so "light-
hearted" these days, Muleass?

You going to mock Jesus today or make fun of people that beleive in
God? Go ahead...
Post by The Tao Meister
The US economy is in a free fall. This abortion is JUST getting started.
Yep, it officially starts in 8 days.
Post by The Tao Meister
He thinks he "protected the homeland".
83% of the American people believed we would be hit again after 9/11.

83% of the American people were wrong, thanks to George W. Bush.

You also said, "When al Queda simultaneously detonates nuclear devices
in both Washington D.C. and Tel Aviv, Israel" after Bush was re-
elected.

Bush wins, you lose...
Post by The Tao Meister
Know what the USSR's age-old
propaganda term for itself was? The Rodina, or "motherland". This
is an idiot who "looked into Putin's eyes and "saw his soul". Trusted
him. WHAT a...
Why don't you repeat what you said about Jesus dying on the cross?

Right now seems appropiate...
Post by The Tao Meister
It's called America. The United States. That sociopathic fool. Good
riddance. Obama is inheriting a 100% no-win. He's a destined 1 termer
at this point, because patience is not a
throw-away-instant-gratification, culture's virtue.
Rising protectionism, rising nationalism -count on 'em.
China will be eyeing Taiwan at some point, despite today's smiles...
And your China bullshit is getting old as well. You also said,
"Beijing will grab Taipei, Taiwan and with it, the entire S.E. Asian
realm" by 2009.

Got any other great predictions we should know about? LOL
Post by The Tao Meister
The hawks will be looking to war as a way out of years of economic rot
imo...let's see.
Regards,
mvm
Does your wife know what you do with your time?gr
The Tao Meister
2009-01-13 15:12:25 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Here's the real story -
The reporter asked him "It was never the "loneliest office in the
world" for you?"
Bush responded "No, not for me. We had a -- people -- we -- I had a fabulous team
around me of highly dedicated, smart, capable people, and we had fun.
I tell people that, you know, some days happy, some days not so happy,
every day has been joyous. And people, they say, I just don't believe
it to be the case. Well, it is the case. Even in the darkest moments
of Iraq, you know, there was -- and every day when I was reading the
reports about soldiers losing their lives, no question there was a lot
of emotion, but also there was times where we could be light-hearted
and support each other."
Post by The Tao Meister
I thought of the parents of dead troops watch/listening to him say that.
I thought of life-wounded troops sitting in a shitty VA watch/listening
to him say that.
JP
2009-01-13 18:17:09 UTC
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On Tue, 13 Jan 2009 01:18:49 -0600, "Elvis Kabong"
Post by l***@gmail.com
Does your wife know what you do with your time?gr
Muley' subject matter is as dry as a mummy's pussy in the Sahara
desert in a sand storm at high noon in the middle of the summer...
and likely has no wife either as who would be able to put up with his
fag girl antics, dog house blues, med skipping rambles,total lying
bullshit, and last but not least - that fucked up guitar playing..that
vile shit would run off the village idiot in 5 minutes tops! No one
could handle all of that bs..no one!
Twibil
2009-01-13 23:01:12 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?
A whole lot better than they felt when they discovered that their kids
had died for nothing except Bush's overblown ego.

Iraq: "Viet Nam II".

~Pete
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 23:17:36 UTC
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Post by Twibil
Post by l***@gmail.com
I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?
A whole lot better than they felt when they discovered that their kids
had died for nothing except Bush's overblown ego.
Iraq: "Viet Nam II".
~Pete
Yeah, kinda like Jaws 2 - the sequel never lives up to the hype:

Vietnam - 60,000 US dead
Iraq - 4200 US dead

"Oh my God, it's Vietnam!" - Typical lib on every war after 1975.
Twibil
2009-01-14 00:53:46 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Twibil
Post by l***@gmail.com
I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?
A whole lot better than they felt when they discovered that their kids
had died for nothing except Bush's overblown ego.
Iraq: "Viet Nam II".
~Pete
Vietnam - 60,000 US dead
Iraq - 4200 US dead
Er, the similarity, doofus, is that it's a war we had no business
getting involved in in the first place. It accomplished no goals
except the death of American troops, a whole bunch of Iraquis, and the
spread of of al Khaida into areas it wasn't in beforehand.
Post by l***@gmail.com
"Oh my God, it's Vietnam!" - Typical lib on every war after 1975.
Whoops! *You're* the only one who said *that*.

And, as it happens, I've been a Republican ever since I worked for the
Goldwater campaign in '64, meaning I've probably been a conservative
for quite a bit longer than you've been alive.

"Libcrusher" indeed! What a maroon!

~Pete
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-14 05:40:53 UTC
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Post by Twibil
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Twibil
Post by l***@gmail.com
I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?
A whole lot better than they felt when they discovered that their kids
had died for nothing except Bush's overblown ego.
Iraq: "Viet Nam II".
~Pete
Vietnam - 60,000 US dead
Iraq - 4200 US dead
Er, the similarity, doofus, is that it's a war
LOL - WW2 was a "war". The Civil War was a "war". I gues they are like
Vietnam as well? LOL


Last time I checked Saddam invaded and pillaged Kuwait, signed a
truce, then broke 18 UN resolutions, was defeated in about two weeks
by the US and later hung for crimes and his government replaced with a
US sanctioned governement - JUST LIKE IN VIETNAM!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

LIBS - Everything is Vietnam!


"My car won't start, it's like Vietnam" - Typical Lib

"My girlfriend dumped me, just like Vietnam" - Typical Lib

"This weed is like Vietnam, it gave me a headache" - Typical Lib

"I got my ass handed to me by Libcrusher, just like in Vietnam" -
Twibil the Lib
Post by Twibil
Post by l***@gmail.com
"Oh my God, it's Vietnam!" - Typical lib on every war after 1975.
Whoops! *You're* the only one who said *that*.
Nope, Ted Kennedy, you and a LOT of idiot libs compared the victorious
Iraq war to Vietnam - just because shots were fired. LOL

"The war is lost" - Harry "Twibil" Reed

LMFAO!
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 01:01:07 UTC
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Post by Twibil
Post by l***@gmail.com
I wonder how families of dead soldiers feel when they read libs like
you take quotes out of context and use their son's and daughter's
deaths to promote their sick and twisted agenda?
A whole lot better than they felt when they discovered that their kids
had died for nothing except Bush's overblown ego.
Iraq: "Viet Nam II".
~Pete
A+. :-) mvm Truth.
Mike Pritchard
2009-01-13 19:52:11 UTC
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The Tao Meister wrote:


[snip]

I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.

Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press conference, the
White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with office interns
(what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).

They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.

Doh!

Mike
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 21:20:11 UTC
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Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.

Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and not
one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".

It's a shame these guys are still so sour and bitter when they shold
be happy about the magic negro gaining power next week. LOL.

Meanwhile, the Bush press conference was the top story on most news
stations and thousands of news articles are already on the net:

Over 391 photos so far of press conference:
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=bush+press+conference&c=&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&c=images

Bush's final news conference was bigger than Carter's and Clinton's
last combined.

First 100 stories from Yahoo (from thousands), representing every
major city in the world, not one mentioning empty seats. Sore loser
Pritchturd takes it up the ass... again!

LOL

1. Bush to give press conference 1415 GMT Monday
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 6:37 AMUS President George W. Bush will
hold a press conference at 9:15 am (1415 GMT) Monday, the White House
said, eight days before he leaves office to make way for incoming
president Barack Obama.2.Bush looks back during final press
conference
Market Watch - Jan 12 8:58 AMPresident Bush defends his record and
names what he thinks are some of the achievements and mistakes of his
presidency during his final press conference, taking a look back over
eight years of an administration marked by the Sept. 11, 2001,
attacks, a recession and Hurricane Katrina. 3.RAW DATA: Transcript of
Bush's Last White House Press Conference
Fox News - Jan 12 8:34 AMPresident George W. Bush held his last White
House press conference on Monday. 4.Bush reflects on legacy in final
press conference
norsorpor.com - Jan 12 3:43 PMeight days left in office, U.S.
President George W. Bush reflected on his legacyU.S. President George
W. Bush is pictured during his last news conference in the Brady press
briefing room at the White House in Washington January 12, 2009.
(Xinhua Reuters Photo)Bush acknowledged his mistakes and
disappointments on the war in Iraq and the government s response to
Hurricane Katrina in 2005,while ...5.Bush reflects on legacy at final
press conference
People's Daily - Jan 12 7:22 PMWith only eight days left in office,
U.S. President George W. Bush reflected on his legacy at his final
White House press conference Monday. "MISTAKES, DISAPPOINTMENTS" Bush
acknowledged his mistakes and "disappointments" on the war in Iraq and
the government's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005,while defending
his overall record. "Clearly putting a 'Mission Accomplished' (banner)
on an ...6.Bush Holds Last Press Conference, Plans Farewell Address
Gothamist - Jan 12 8:31 PMPhotographs of President Bush during his
final press conference by Gerald Herbert/AP Today, President George W.
Bush gave his final press conference as his administration winds down.
It was a way for him to thank the White House press corps as well as
yet another of his "exit interviews." Bush admitted some mistakes
--"Clearly putting a 'Mission Accomplished' (banner) on an ...7.Bush
Defends His Presidency In Final Press Conference; Offers Best Wishes
For Obama
Nasdaq - Jan 12 10:55 AM(RTTNews) - George W. Bush gave his final
press conference as president on Monday, looking back over his time in
office and looking ahead to the challenges that face incoming
president Barack Obama.8.Stimulus was needed, Bush says at press
conference
BizJournals - Jan 12 11:16 AMAt his final press conference Monday
morning as commander-in-chief, President George W. Bush stood by his
decision to support the U.S. Treasury's injection of billions of
dollars into the economy to unfreeze the financial markets.9.Bush
reflects on legacy in final press conference
Philippine News Agency - Jan 12 3:40 PMWASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (PNA/
Xinhua) -- With only 8 days left in office, U.S. President George W.
Bush reflected on his legacy in his final White House press conference
Monday.10.At final press conference, Bush says stimulus was needed
BizJournals - Jan 12 9:39 AMAt his final press conference as commander-
in-chief, President George W. Bush stood by his decision to support
the U.S. Treasury's injection of billions of dollars into the economy
to unfreeze the financial markets.

11.At final press conference, Bush says stimulus was needed
BizJournals - Jan 12 9:39 AMAt his final press conference as commander-
in-chief, President George W. Bush stood by his decision to support
the U.S. Treasury's injection of billions of dollars into the economy
to unfreeze the financial markets.12.US President Bush To Hold Press
Conference At 9:15 AM EST
Nasdaq - Jan 12 5:09 AMWASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. President George
W. Bush will hold his final press conference before leaving office at
9:15 a.m. EST Monday.13.Stimulus was needed, Bush says at press
conference
The Portland Business Journal - Jan 12 10:36 AMAt his final press
conference Monday as commander-in-chief, President George W. Bush
stood by his decision to support the U.S. Treasury's injection of
billions of dollars into the economy to unfreeze financial markets.
14.'Sometimes you mis-underestimated me': George Bush gives his FINAL
presidential press conference
Daily Mail - Jan 12 7:42 AMGeorge Bush has bowed out at his final
White House press conference by declaring he was a 'mis-
underestimated' president. After eight years of verbal slip-ups, he
couldn't resist one last 'Bushism'.15.Here And Now - Bush Press
Conference
Here and Now - Jan 12 10:17 AMBush Press Conference, Middle East
Update, Globalpost.com, "Ticket-A-Kid", "Rupa and the April
Fishes"16.LIVESTREAM: President Bush's Last Press Conference At
9:15am
WFTV 9 Orlando - Jan 12 6:21 AMPresident George W. Bush assembles the
Washington, D.C., press corp to deliver his last scheduled news
conference as chief executive.17.Bush Gives Final Press Conference As
President
Hartford Courant - Jan 13 3:18 AMBy offering a wistful and
introspective closing argument to the American people who elected him
twice but then lost confidence in him, retiring President George W.
Bush is attempting to write the first draft of his own history. First
came a sober public confession of mistakes and disappointments on
Monday in his final news conference, a remarkably personal moment for
a president never prone to ...18.President Bush's Final Press
Conference
WSAV Savannah - Jan 12 9:06 AMPresident Bush holds final news
conference of presidency. Hear his comments to the press.
19.Transcript of final Bush press conference
Daily Breeze - Jan 12 11:58 PMText of President George W. Bush's final
news conference of his presidency on Monday, as transcribed by CQ
Transcriptions.20.The last word: Bush gives final press conference
McComb Enterprise-Journal - Jan 13 3:20 AMWASHINGTON (AP) -- In a
nostalgic final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his
record vigorously and at times sentimentally today -- and admitted
mistakes, too, including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant
"Mission Accomplished" banner in 2003.

21.Bush defends presidency in final news conference
New Haven Register - Jan 13 12:23 AMAssociated Press WASHINGTON - In a
nostalgic final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his
record vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday. He also admitted
many mistakes, from the "Mission Accomplished" banner during a 2003
Iraq speech to the discovery that the alleged Iraqi weapons of mass
destruction that he used to justify war didn't exist.22.Bush holds
final press conference
The Columbian - Jan 12 4:52 PMWASHINGTON - In a nostalgic final news
conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously
and at times sentimentally Monday - and admitted mistakes, too,
including his optimistic...23.Bush hits at 'axis of evil' in farewell
conference
Times of Malta - Jan 13 12:36 AMUS President George W. Bush makes a
point during his final news conference in the Brady press briefing
room at the White House in Washington, yesterday.24.Bush's Last Press
Conference: Full of Disappointment
Time Magazine - Jan 12 10:46 AMA maudlin President Bush reflects on
the disappointments of his tenure and struggles to own to his mistakes
25.President Bush Holds Likely Final Press Conference, Addresses
Critics
12 FOX Mankato - Jan 12 11:12 AMPresident Bush called the final news
conference of his administration this read more 26.Bush Holds Final
Press Conference
Washington Post - Jan 12 1:00 PMPRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Thank you.
Tapper? We have been through a lot together. As I look to the room, I
see Jake, Mike, Herman, Ann Compton. Just seemed like yesterday that
-- that I was on the campaign trail and you were analyzing my speeches
and my policies. And I see a lot of faces that t... 27.Bush holds
final press conference
The Dalles Chronicle - Jan 12 4:24 PMWASHINGTON -- In a nostalgic final
news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record
vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday.28.President Bush's Final
Press Conference
CBS 6 Richmond - Jan 12 10:50 AMWASHINGTON (AP) - By turns wistful,
aggressive and joking in the final news conference of his presidency,
President George W. Bush vigorously defended his record Monday but
also offered an extraordinary listing of his mistakes - including his
optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner in
2003.29.Bush admits a few mistakes in last press conference
Houston Chronicle - Jan 12 11:23 PMPresident George W. Bush conceded
Monday in a sometimes emotional, sometimes defiant farewell news
conference that he'd made mistakes and had disappointments on Iraq and
Hurricane Katrina policies, but said that history would prove that his
decisions generally were correct. 30.Bush Holds Final Press Conference
-- Admits Some Mistakes
Editor & Publisher - Jan 12 9:36 AMWASHINGTON In a nostalgic final
news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record
vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday - and admitted mistakes,
too, including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission
Accomplished" banner in 2003.

31.Passionate Bush defends legacy in final news conference
TODAYonline - Jan 12 4:07 PMUS President George W. Bush speaks from
the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House during his final
press conference in Washington, DC. Bush Monday passionately denied
his turbulent presidency had damaged America's moral standing in the
world, in a defiant defense of his record in a farewell White House
news conference.32.Bush thanks W.H. press corps
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Jan 12 9:49 AMBush told W.H. press corps
that he respected and appreciated working with them in his final press
conference.33.Bush defends legacy in final press conference
Los Angeles Times - Jan 13 12:10 AMThe president acknowledges some
mistakes in action and rhetoric but maintains that he made the
difficult choices necessary to defend the nation. By offering a
wistful and introspective closing argument to the American people who
elected him twice but then lost confidence in him, retiring President
George W. Bush is attempting to write the first draft of his own
history. 34.Bush's sense of humor was on full display during his final
news conference as president
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Jan 12 10:39 AMWASHINGTON - In his
final news conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't
lost his sense of humor. Some examples: _When thanking the press for
their work, he poked fun himself, recalling one of his most famous
word mix-ups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me."35.President Bush
Addresses Katrina in Final News Conference
ABC 26 New Orleans - Jan 12 2:29 PMPresident Bush is defending the
federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina. H e gave his last
formal news conference to the press corps today in Washington. H e
says he thought long and hard about his response to Katrina. He says
some things were done right and some things done wrong. Not everyone
agrees. Since Hurricane Katrina, Nancy Marsiglia has been on the ...
36.Graphic: Text from Bush news conference
USA Today - Jan 12 8:45 AMThis graphic, produced using Wordle, shows
the words that President Bush and members of the White House press
corps used most often during this morning's news conference. 37.Bush
defends legacy in final news conference
The Times of India - Jan 12 11:41 AMWASHINGTON: Addressing his final
press conference as president of the United States, George W. Bush
admitted on Monday that it was a mistake to hang a banner saying
"Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier behind him in 2003 as he
declared major combat operations in Iraq over.38.Bush holds final news
conference
USA Today - Jan 12 5:59 AMUpdate at 9 a.m. ET: On Deadline will be
live-blogging the news conference. Bush's final news conference
(01/12/2009) Powered by: CoveritLive Close 9:18 Bush is reflecting on
the time he has spent with members of the White House press corps
since the 2000 presidential campaign. "Sometimes you misunderestimated
me," he says. 9:20 You can watch live here. 9:22 Mideast: Bush says he
hopes the ...39.Nostalgic Bush bids farewell to press
The Washington Times - Jan 12 7:10 AMPresident Bush waxed nostalgic
during a farewell press conference at the White House Monday morning
in which he passionately defended his legacy but also admitted to a
series of mistakes and disappointments over the last eight years.
40.Bush bids farewell and thanks to press
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jan 12 7:09 AMPresident Bush bid thanks and
farewell to the White House press corps Monday, saying he knew they
always tried to do their best even if they "misunderestimated" him. In
the final news conference of his eight-year presidency, Bush singled
out some reporters by name who have covering him since his 2000
campaign. He also said he saw new faces in the West Wing's Brady Press
Briefing Room that ...

41.George W Bush admits mistakes in final press conference - video
Daily Mirror - Jan 13 2:39 AMIt had been a long time coming.. the
moment when George W Bush finally owned up to the disastrous mistakes
that had marked his term as the 43rd US President.42.Bush Holds Formal
Press Conference In Last Days In Office
Hickory Daily Record - Jan 12 6:40 AMPresident George W. Bush is set
to take questions from reporters Monday at a previously unannounced
news conference in the final days of his administration. Bush leaves
office at midday Jan. 20, when President-elect Barack Obama takes the
oath and moves into the Executive Mansion, becoming the 44th
president. The news conference was scheduled for 9:15 a.m. EST.43.The
Last Bush Press Conference: Marvelously Out of Touch
US News & World Report - Jan 12 9:08 AMBush and Reality: Never the Two
Shall Meet44.Bush's jokes during last news conference
Las Vegas Sun - Jan 12 10:56 AMMon, Jan 12, 2009 (10:45 a.m.) In his
final news conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't
lost his sense of humor. Some examples: _When thanking the press for
their work, he poked fun himself, recalling one of his most famous
word mix-ups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me."45.Bush's jokes
during last news conference
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - Jan 12 10:38 AMIn his final news
conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his
sense of humor. Some examples: -When thanking the press for their
work, he poked fun himself, recalling one of his most famous word mix-
ups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me." -He teased CNN White House
correspondent Suzanne Malveaux about his repeated mispronunciation of
her name - it's correctly pronounced ...46.Bush schedules White House
news conference Monday
FOX 12 Idaho - Jan 12 5:09 AMAssociated Press - January 12, 2009 7:53
AM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush is set to take
questions from news reporters at a previously unannounced news
conference in the final...47.Bush's jokes during last news
conference
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 10:18 AMIn his final news conference as
president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor.
Some examples:48.Bush defends presidency in final news conference
Pioneer Press - Jan 12 8:42 AMWASHINGTON -- In a nostalgic final news
conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously
and at times sentimentally today -- and admitted mistakes, too,
including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission
Accomplished" banner in 2003. Press Conference Excerpt 49.Press
Conference by the President
White House News - Jan 12 11:22 AMPresident Bush on Monday said, "And
so here at the last press conference, I'm interested in answering some
of your questions. But mostly I'm interested in saying thank you for
the job."50.Regrets? I've quite a few, admits George Bush at his final
presidential press conference
Daily Mail - Jan 12 4:00 PMFor eight years his verbal slip ups have
appalled and amused in equal measure. Yesterday, with an eloquent
successor waiting in the wings, George Bush couldn't resist one last
'Bushism'.

51.Bush gives final - sometimes emotional - news conference as
president
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jan 13 5:07 AMBy DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON
-- President George W. Bush conceded Monday in a sometimes emotional,
sometimes defiant farewell news conference that he'd made mistakes and
had disappointments on Iraq and Hurricane Katrina policies, but said
history would prove that his decisions generally were correct. "Not
finding weapons of mass destruction [in Iraq] was a significant
disappointment," he said. ...52.President Bush?s Final News
Conference
New York Times - Jan 12 9:15 AMThe transcript of President Bush?s news
conference, as provided by the White House53.Bush bids farewell and
thanks to press
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 6:44 AMPresident Bush bid thanks and
farewell to the White House press corps Monday, saying he knew they
always tried to do their best even if they "misunderestimated" him.
54.Bush jests with the press
Edmonton Sun - Jan 13 1:52 AMWASHINGTON -- At his final news
conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his
sense of humour. Some examples: - When thanking the reporters for
their work, he poked fun at himself, recalling one of his most famous
word mixups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me."55.George Bush's
final press conference transcript
The Vicksburg Post - Jan 12 10:23 AMBUSH: Thank you. Tapper? We have
been through a lot together. As I look to the room, I see Jake, Mike,
Herman, Ann Compton. Just seemed like yesterday that -- that I was on
the campaign trail and you were analyzing my speeches and my policies.
56.Bush Bids Farewell At News Conference
NPR - Jan 12 1:30 PMPresident Bush have given his last news
conference, bidding farewell to the journalists who have peppered him
with questions over the past eight years. Unlike four years ago, he
seemed prepared Monday to talk about what he sees as his biggest
mistakes while in office.57.Bush defends presidency in final news
conference (8:52 a.m.)
Las Cruces Sun-News - Jan 13 2:45 AMBush defends presidency in final
news conference (8:52 a.m.)58.At Final News Conference, A Reflective
Bush
NPR - Jan 12 1:31 PMWith just eight days left in office, President
Bush looked back over eight years in office and talked about his joys
and disappointments in his final White House news conference. He also
had words of encouragement for his successor, Barack Obama.59.Bush
defends presidency in final news conference
Royal Oak Daily Tribune - Jan 13 6:44 AMWASHINGTON (AP) -- President
George W. Bush said Monday in the final news conference of his
presidency that he would ask Congress to release the remaining $350
billion in Wall Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama
asks him to do so. But he said Obama hasn't so far.60.Bush says
farewell to White House press corps
International Herald Tribune - Jan 12 10:13 AMGeorge W. Bush's last
news conference was sentimental and sometimes defiant.

61.Bush says farewell to White House press corps
International Herald Tribune - Jan 12 10:13 AMGeorge W. Bush's last
news conference was sentimental and sometimes defiant.62.Bush
introspective, defiant at last news conference
Chicago Tribune - Jan 12 9:07 AMA retiring President George W. Bush,
delivering the final and most introspective news conference of his
long presidency, acknowledged Monday the several "mistakes" and
"disappointments" of his tumultuous two terms in the Oval Office, yet
voiced a defiant insistence that he made the choices necessary to
defend the nation from threats that still persist today. 63.Bush bids
reporters farewell in final press conference
Delaware Coast Press - Jan 12 8:29 AMPresident Bush this morning
declared emphatically that "most people around the world respect
America," strongly disagreeing with the idea that the country's moral
standing suffered during his time in office.64.DUBYA FLUBYA: BUSH
'FESSES UP TO ERRORS
New York Post - Jan 13 3:34 AMIt took him eight years, but President
Bush is finally owning up to making mistakes. The 43rd president
yesterday turned his final White House press conference into a
combative yet wistful report card. He even conceded that he deserved
some...65.Bush defends himself at farewell press conference
NDTV - Jan 12 10:43 AMUS President George W Bush on Monday cautioned
his successor Barack Obama that the country still faced a "grave
threat" of a terrorist attack but dismissed assessments that America's
global moral standing was damaged during his presidency.66.President
Bush, Press Conference, New Orleans and Katrina
Bayou Buzz - Jan 13 8:33 AMSen. Landrieu Responds67.Bush's jokes
during last news conference
AP via Yahoo! Philippines News - Jan 12 10:18 AMIn his final news
conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his
sense of humor.68.Bush's Swan Song
Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel - 2 hours, 10 minutes agoThe media's
accounts of Bush's "last press conference" fail to do the slightest
justice to the comic horror of that performance. (For some long
excerpts, see the link below.)69.Bush Admits Mistakes In Final News
Conference
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Jan 12 4:18 PMIn a nostalgic farewell news
conference, President George W. Bush reflected on the last eight years
of his presidency, admitting several mistakes but mostly defending
decisions that have become largely unpopular during his second term.
70.Bush Looks Back, Iran Pressures Hamas to Keep Fighting, and an
Update on Barack Obama
US News & World Report - Jan 12 3:09 PMBush gives his final press
conference, Iran meddles in Gaza, and all your latest Obama news.

71.President Bush, Press Conference, New Orleans and Katrina
Bayou Buzz - Jan 13 8:33 AMSen. Landrieu Responds72.Bush holds final
news conference
Detroit Free Press - Jan 12 7:02 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W.
Bush said today in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do
so. But he said Obama hasn't so far.73.A kind word for Bush
Journal Inquirer - Jan 13 9:18 AMGeorge W. Bush is packing up now. He
has a house in Dallas. He gave his last press conference yesterday. He
is preparing a farewell address for national TV.74.Bush defends
presidency in final news conference
The Toledo Blade - Jan 12 7:34 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush
said Monday in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do
so. But he said Obama hasn't so far. Requesting the money before Bush
leaves office Jan. 20 would take the burden off Obama's shoulders of
making his own ...75.Bush defends presidency in final news
conference
The Natchez Democrat - Jan 12 2:03 PMBy turns wistful aggressive and
joking in the final news conference of his presidency President George
W. Bush ...76.Emotional at the last, Bush defends his presidency
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - Jan 12 11:36 PMDana Benge watched
the press conference on television and talks about the sorrow she saw
in Bush's eyes.77.Final press conference exposes shortcomings
The Daily Gamecock - Jan 12 8:57 PMA public figure's final press
conference is usually little more than a final chance to say goodbye
to the media and public, and an opportunity to discuss future plans.
For the 43rd president, it was an attempt to apologize.78.Fact-
Checking President Bushâ EURO s Final Press Conference
Gallup - Jan 12 3:03 PMGallup reviews President Bushâ EURO s final
official press conference in light of public opinion data,
highlighting some differences of opinion between the outgoing
president and his constituents.79.Bush Reflects, Admits Errors
Fox News - Jan 12 8:56 AMAt 'final' press conference, outgoing
president discusses his legacy, Obama and 'disappointments' |
TRANSCRIPT * Bush Gives Joint Interview With Father | TRANSCRIPT
80.Full text of Bush's final news conference
The Kansas City Star - Jan 12 9:11 AMText of President George W.
Bush's final news conference of his presidency on Monday, as
transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.

81.President Bush concedes mistakes during Katrina, but says fed
action not slow
New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jan 12 7:38 PMAP Photo/Gerald Herbert
President George W. Bush ponders a question during the final news
conference of his administration today in the Brady Press Briefing
Room of the White House in Washington. Read More * Associated Press
story * Times-Picayune...82.Bush defends presidency in final news
conference
The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 12 8:53 AMPresident George W. Bush
gestures during a news conference, Monday in the pressroom at the
White House in Washington. AP WASHINGTON - In a nostalgic final news
conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously
and at times sentimentally Monday -- and admitted mistakes, too,
including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission
Accomplished" banner in 2003.83.My legacy of mistakes and triumphs, by
Bush
Evening Standard - Jan 13 3:12 AMGEORGE Bush warned his successor that
a terrorist attack "on our homeland" remained the greatest threat to
the US as he delivered his final press conference.84.Bush defends
presidency in final news conference
San Jose Mercury News - Jan 12 7:22 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W.
Bush said today in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do so.
85.Bush on defense in final news conference
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Jan 12 7:48 AMWASHINGTON--In a nostalgic
final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record
vigorously and at times sentimentally today. He also admitted many
mistakes, from the "Mission Accomplished" banner during a 2003 Iraq
speech to the discovery that the alleged Iraqi weapons of mass
destruction that he used to justify war didn't exist.86.Bush defends
presidency in final news conference
AP via Yahoo! Singapore News - Jan 12 6:57 AMPresident George W. Bush
said Monday in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do so.
87.At a Presidency's End, Reflections on the Bush Legacy
The Online NewsHour - Jan 12 5:43 PMPresident George W. Bush gave his
final press conference Monday, admitting to some mistakes while
defending his actions on national security and the economy. Analysts
look back on Mr. Bush's eight years in office.88.Emotional at the
last, Bush defends his presidency
Whittier Daily News - Jan 12 11:42 PMWASHINGTON - With rare public
emotion, George W. Bush sat in judgment on his controversial,
consequential presidency on Monday Video: President Bush's last press
conference 89.Bush: Press At Times "Mis-Underestimated" Me
KWTX-TV Waco - Jan 12 7:40 AMPresident Bush delivered his last press
conference as President Monday, saying he respected the press but
didn't always like the stories.90.Bernie Sanders Rejects Pro-Bush
Rewrite of Iraq War History
The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 9:31 AMThe Nation -- George W.
Bush used his valedictory press conference Monday to compare his
presidency with that of Abraham Lincoln and to profess confusion about
why so many Americans reacted so negatively to his tenure in the Oval
Office.

91.I did make mistakes as President, admits George W Bush
Daily Record - Jan 13 2:17 AMGEORGE Bush gave his last press
conference as president yesterday - and admitted his failings during
eight years in power.92.9/11, two wars, Katrina: 'We had fun', says
Bush
Guardian Unlimited - Jan 12 10:20 PMIt was eight turbulent years:
9/11, two wars, Hurricane Katrina and the worst recession since the
1930s. But President George Bush 's verdict at his final press
conference yesterday was: "We had fun."93.The Buzz: Did the press
'misunderestimate' the president?
The Kansas City Star - Jan 12 9:26 PMAt President George W. Bush's
final press conference Monday, he thanked the press for their work.
94.Bush defends Katrina response
Miami Herald - Jan 12 4:05 PMWASHINGTON - In his last press conference
as commander-in-chief, President Bush on Monday forcefully defended
his response to Hurricane Katrina, saying that the federal rescue of
30,000 people from rooftops was a tribute to the Coast Guard, but
critics countered that FEMA was the president's failure.95.Clinton
Awaits Hearing As Bush Holds Final Presser
NPR - Jan 12 10:12 AMIt's an intense week in politics. We examine
President George Bush's final press conference and the buildup to
confirmation hearings for Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder. We also
explore when Congress is likely to release the second half of the $700
billion bailout package.96.Bush schedules White House news conference
today
Tulsa World - Jan 12 5:28 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush is
set to take questions from reporters Monday at a previously
unannounced news conference in the final days of his administration.
97.Reflective Bush Warns Obama of Attacks Against Nation, Criticism
Facing President
Fox News - Jan 12 5:04 AMIn his last press conference at the White
House, President Bush said keeping the homeland safe will be the new
president's biggest challenge, but he won't stand over Barack Obama to
tell him how to do it. 98.Watch Bush's last news conference now
Rockford Register Star - Jan 12 6:28 AMPresident Bush has started his
final news conference as the U.S. president. 99.Bush schedules White
House news conference Monday
FOX 19 Cincinnati - Jan 12 5:10 AMWASHINGTON (AP) - President George
W. Bush is set to take questions from news reporters at a previously
unannounced news conference in the final days of his administration.
100.History will determine Bush's legacy
Journal & Courier - Jan 12 11:10 PMPresident George W. Bush has said
that historians will judge his presidency, but his final press
conference Monday seemed to be an attempt to put some spin on the last
eight years.
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-13 21:51:47 UTC
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Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and not
one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
It's a shame these guys are still so sour and bitter when they shold
be happy about the magic negro gaining power next week. LOL.
Meanwhile, the Bush press conference was the top story on most news
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=bush+press+conference&c=&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&c=images
Bush's final news conference was bigger than Carter's and Clinton's
last combined.
First 100 stories from Yahoo (from thousands), representing every
major city in the world, not one mentioning empty seats. Sore loser
Pritchturd takes it up the ass... again!
LOL
I read a prediction that there will be mass suicides from the victims
of Bush Derangement Syndrome once their object of adulation is no
longer in office.

That would be a *real* shame.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 22:37:24 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and not
one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
It's a shame these guys are still so sour and bitter when they shold
be happy about the magic negro gaining power next week. LOL.
Meanwhile, the Bush press conference was the top story on most news
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=bush+press+conference&c=&e...
Bush's final news conference was bigger than Carter's and Clinton's
last combined.
First 100 stories from Yahoo (from thousands), representing every
major city in the world, not one mentioning empty seats. Sore loser
Pritchturd takes it up the ass... again!
LOL
I read a prediction that there will be mass suicides from the victims
of Bush Derangement Syndrome once their object of adulation is no
longer in office.
That would be a *real* shame.- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
It is quite funny how at a time when they should be celebrating, they
are still crying about Bush.

"But the world hates us, honest, they do! Aren't you worried about
what Saudi Arabia and France think???" - typical lib
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-13 22:45:52 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and not
one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
It's a shame these guys are still so sour and bitter when they shold
be happy about the magic negro gaining power next week. LOL.
Meanwhile, the Bush press conference was the top story on most news
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p=bush+press+conference&c=&e...
Bush's final news conference was bigger than Carter's and Clinton's
last combined.
First 100 stories from Yahoo (from thousands), representing every
major city in the world, not one mentioning empty seats. Sore loser
Pritchturd takes it up the ass... again!
LOL
I read a prediction that there will be mass suicides from the victims
of Bush Derangement Syndrome once their object of adulation is no
longer in office.
That would be a *real* shame.- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
It is quite funny how at a time when they should be celebrating, they
are still crying about Bush.
Yeah.

What a surprise.

Some will switch and be whining about Obama before long.

Most will snivel about Bush until they waste their last breath.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 01:18:49 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Some will switch and be whining about Obama before long.
Most will snivel about Bush until they waste their last breath.
Claude, Mr. Obama will do all he possibly can do to turn this disaster
in the making around.

I don't see truth, accurate fact assessment, correct accountability
calling and honest reflection where Bush is concerned, as "sniveling"
unless it is done so in an overly emotional manner unaccompanied by
checkable facts.

This nation is *imperiled* financially and to set the record straight
before people lacking in integrity leap to twist it into a lie*, Mr.
Obama had nothing to do with getting the U.S. where it is.

I'd like to know why oil is down to $38/bbl and gas prices have been
inching up at the pump. There are people at Morgan Stanley who need a
bullet in the back of their heads, asap.

Regards,

mvm

*I encourage all to Google the poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling, written
exactly 100 years ago.
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 01:44:39 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Some will switch and be whining about Obama before long.
Most will snivel about Bush until they waste their last breath.
Claude, Mr. Obama will do all he possibly can do to turn this disaster
in the making around.
I am not questioning that in the least.

FWIW, *I* hope he is successful and wish him all the luck
in the universe in achieving that end.

My point is that more than a few of the same people who have
been incessantly crying about every move that President Bush
has made since he was elected will turn on President Obama as
soon as he attempts to implement policy that offends thier
delicate sensibilities.

Most of the rest will continue their habitual attempts to
blame all the world's ills right down to the latest boil
on their ass on the outgoing Administration.
Post by The Tao Meister
I don't see truth, accurate fact assessment, correct accountability
calling and honest reflection where Bush is concerned, as "sniveling"
unless it is done so in an overly emotional manner unaccompanied by
checkable facts.
As if that's not consistently happened over the last eight years.
Post by The Tao Meister
This nation is *imperiled* financially and to set the record straight
before people lacking in integrity leap to twist it into a lie*, Mr.
Obama had nothing to do with getting the U.S. where it is.
IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
Post by The Tao Meister
I'd like to know why oil is down to $38/bbl and gas prices have been
inching up at the pump. There are people at Morgan Stanley who need a
bullet in the back of their heads, asap.
Some talking face on the tube suggested that the whole oil price
runup of the last severl years was not a result of normal supply
and demand but the result of speculation by a few fueled by easy
access to credit.

The mortgage bubble was also inflated by similar shenanigans.

My solution:

Sunday night Guillotine.

Live on Pay-Per-View.

Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
DGDevin
2009-01-14 03:11:59 UTC
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IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
Obama wasn't in federal office when the legislation that enabled this
disaster was passed, that goes back to Carter, Reagan and Clinton. He also
can't be assigned responsibility for govt. agencies that are run by the
executive branch, so even after he became a federal Senator it isn't his
fault if the SEC ignored reports about for example Bernie Madoff (as they
did under both Clinton and Bush 43). Congress as a whole deserves plenty of
blame, but that was largely before Obama's time.
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
Now you're talking. Of course the damn liberals will cry about it all day
long.
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 03:23:33 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
Obama wasn't in federal office when the legislation that enabled this
disaster was passed, that goes back to Carter, Reagan and Clinton. He also
can't be assigned responsibility for govt. agencies that are run by the
executive branch, so even after he became a federal Senator it isn't his
fault if the SEC ignored reports about for example Bernie Madoff (as they
did under both Clinton and Bush 43). Congress as a whole deserves plenty of
blame, but that was largely before Obama's time.
Obama's been a sitting Senator and was apparently more concerned with climbing
the ladder than paying attention to the post-2006 "encouragement" from the
Congress to hand out mortgages to the unqualified that is a contributing
factor. Of course, that can't be pinned on him entirely, but he was there
and asleep at the switch as were many others.
Post by DGDevin
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
Now you're talking. Of course the damn liberals will cry about it all day
long.
Bernie Madoff would be a perfect star for the primiere episode.

I'd book a few conservatives who whined too much about the constitutionality
of the proceedings as an opening act complete with a special printed edition
of the Constitution to wrap the severed heads.
JP
2009-01-14 05:09:25 UTC
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Post by DGDevin
Bernie Madoff
Bernie Made off
DGDevin
2009-01-14 05:54:48 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by DGDevin
Post by Claude V. Lucas
IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
Obama wasn't in federal office when the legislation that enabled this
disaster was passed, that goes back to Carter, Reagan and Clinton.
He also can't be assigned responsibility for govt. agencies that are
run by the executive branch, so even after he became a federal
Senator it isn't his fault if the SEC ignored reports about for
example Bernie Madoff (as they did under both Clinton and Bush 43).
Congress as a whole deserves plenty of blame, but that was largely
before Obama's time.
Obama's been a sitting Senator and was apparently more concerned with
climbing the ladder than paying attention to the post-2006
"encouragement" from the Congress to hand out mortgages to the
unqualified that is a contributing factor. Of course, that can't be
pinned on him entirely, but he was there
and asleep at the switch as were many others.
Which post-2006 legislation are you referring to? Deregulation of the
financial industry started under Carter and continued up to Clinton, e.g.
the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the lifting of regulations on instruments
like credit default swaps, both of which had the enthusiastic support of
Republicans in Congress. Since Obama wasn't in the Senate then I'm curious
how he participated in encouraging subprime mortgages, unless you mean like
most members of Congress he did nothing to rein in the financial industry
when it appeared to be working so well. Enforcement is another issue, but
again the executive branch is in charge of that, the President appoints the
head of the SEC, not the Senate.
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Bernie Madoff would be a perfect star for the primiere episode.
I'd book a few conservatives who whined too much about the
constitutionality of the proceedings as an opening act complete with
a special printed edition of the Constitution to wrap the severed
heads.
The halftime show could be burning a few witches and maybe a stoning or two,
there must be some Taliban types in Gitmo who know how that's done properly.
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 06:23:37 UTC
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Post by DGDevin
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by DGDevin
Post by Claude V. Lucas
IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
Obama wasn't in federal office when the legislation that enabled this
disaster was passed, that goes back to Carter, Reagan and Clinton.
He also can't be assigned responsibility for govt. agencies that are
run by the executive branch, so even after he became a federal
Senator it isn't his fault if the SEC ignored reports about for
example Bernie Madoff (as they did under both Clinton and Bush 43).
Congress as a whole deserves plenty of blame, but that was largely
before Obama's time.
Obama's been a sitting Senator and was apparently more concerned with
climbing the ladder than paying attention to the post-2006
"encouragement" from the Congress to hand out mortgages to the
unqualified that is a contributing factor. Of course, that can't be
pinned on him entirely, but he was there
and asleep at the switch as were many others.
Which post-2006 legislation are you referring to? Deregulation of the
financial industry started under Carter and continued up to Clinton, e.g.
the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the lifting of regulations on instruments
like credit default swaps, both of which had the enthusiastic support of
Republicans in Congress. Since Obama wasn't in the Senate then I'm curious
how he participated in encouraging subprime mortgages, unless you mean like
most members of Congress he did nothing to rein in the financial industry
when it appeared to be working so well. Enforcement is another issue, but
again the executive branch is in charge of that, the President appoints the
head of the SEC, not the Senate.
Here's one view of the situation...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122212948811465427.html

"In light of the collapse of Fannie and Freddie, both John McCain
and Barack Obama now criticize the risk-tolerant regulatory regime
that produced the current crisis. But Sen. McCain's criticisms are
at least credible, since he has been pointing to systemic risks in
the mortgage market and trying to do something about them for
years. In contrast, Sen. Obama's conversion as a financial
reformer marks a reversal from his actions in previous years, when
he did nothing to disturb the status quo. The first head of Mr.
Obama's vice-presidential search committee, Jim Johnson, a former
chairman of Fannie Mae, was the one who announced Fannie's
original affordable-housing program in 1991 -- just as Congress
was taking up the first GSE regulatory legislation."
Post by DGDevin
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Bernie Madoff would be a perfect star for the primiere episode.
I'd book a few conservatives who whined too much about the
constitutionality of the proceedings as an opening act complete with
a special printed edition of the Constitution to wrap the severed
heads.
The halftime show could be burning a few witches and maybe a stoning or two,
there must be some Taliban types in Gitmo who know how that's done properly.
Halftime can be for those who are taking advantage of the current
situation and enriching themselves with the bailout funds.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 06:35:33 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Halftime can be for those who are taking advantage of the current
situation and enriching themselves with the bailout funds.
I am truly hopeful(and perhaps this is naive)that the next series of
'perp-walks' we witness are _______ ________ _________ Wall Streeters
involved in profiteering from OIL spikes.

As my (probable fantasy) hopes go as well, I would positively get hard
watching some sort of SERIOUS __________ hammer come down on every
insurance company and healthcare concern involved in the rape of
citizens, traceable to greed and evil (defined as the complete absence
of empathy). People suffering and dying because the company doesn't want
to impinge upon its profitability = lowering its stock price = lowering
executron bonuses.

It's *not* enough to call out the company. The _individual_ human beings
involved need to be dragged before mics and cameras so we can hear them
sad sack PRECISELY what we KNOW they will;

"I was just doing my job...it's the system".

What's really needed now is a wholesale mass movement toward individual
accountability (all BURIED by the 'Team Player' SHIT). A mass movement
towards an enlightenment exposing the individual and collective mass
destruction of people's souls. The re-ignition of REAL ethics and the
end of "RELATIVE MORALITY".

Regards,

mvm
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 06:53:41 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Halftime can be for those who are taking advantage of the current
situation and enriching themselves with the bailout funds.
I am truly hopeful(and perhaps this is naive)that the next series of
'perp-walks' we witness are _______ ________ _________ Wall Streeters
involved in profiteering from OIL spikes.
As my (probable fantasy) hopes go as well, I would positively get hard
watching some sort of SERIOUS __________ hammer come down on every
insurance company and healthcare concern involved in the rape of
citizens, traceable to greed and evil (defined as the complete absence
of empathy). People suffering and dying because the company doesn't want
to impinge upon its profitability = lowering its stock price = lowering
executron bonuses.
It's *not* enough to call out the company. The _individual_ human beings
involved need to be dragged before mics and cameras so we can hear them
sad sack PRECISELY what we KNOW they will;
"I was just doing my job...it's the system".
What's really needed now is a wholesale mass movement toward individual
accountability (all BURIED by the 'Team Player' SHIT). A mass movement
towards an enlightenment exposing the individual and collective mass
destruction of people's souls. The re-ignition of REAL ethics and the
end of "RELATIVE MORALITY".
In addition to inflicting some sort of societal revenge on those
who have been extracting way more than their share of wealth from the
system IMO there needs to be some sort of updating of the definition
of what is necessary to survive in modern society. The production and
distribution of energy, food, basic shelter and adequate medical care
need to have the potential for greed removed somehow. I don't care how
much money someone makes by providing non-essentials like music or art,
but the time for the few being able to amass incredible wealth by
controlling that which is necessary for life needs to be over or the
guillotine *will* become stylish again.

Other countries have removed the profit aspect of providing healthcare
without the sky falling so there's no reason for that to not happen in
the US. There's also no inherent reason why the production and distribution
of energy needs to be accompanied by excessive profit and artificially
inflated costs.

That's part of what I meant earlier when I opined that the financial
system needed a low-level reformatting.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 06:57:42 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Halftime can be for those who are taking advantage of the current
situation and enriching themselves with the bailout funds.
I am truly hopeful(and perhaps this is naive)that the next series of
'perp-walks' we witness are _______ ________ _________ Wall Streeters
involved in profiteering from OIL spikes.
As my (probable fantasy) hopes go as well, I would positively get hard
watching some sort of SERIOUS __________ hammer come down on every
insurance company and healthcare concern involved in the rape of
citizens, traceable to greed and evil (defined as the complete absence
of empathy). People suffering and dying because the company doesn't want
to impinge upon its profitability = lowering its stock price = lowering
executron bonuses.
It's *not* enough to call out the company. The _individual_ human beings
involved need to be dragged before mics and cameras so we can hear them
sad sack PRECISELY what we KNOW they will;
"I was just doing my job...it's the system".
What's really needed now is a wholesale mass movement toward individual
accountability (all BURIED by the 'Team Player' SHIT). A mass movement
towards an enlightenment exposing the individual and collective mass
destruction of people's souls. The re-ignition of REAL ethics and the
end of "RELATIVE MORALITY".
In addition to inflicting some sort of societal revenge on those
who have been extracting way more than their share of wealth from the
system IMO there needs to be some sort of updating of the definition
of what is necessary to survive in modern society. The production and
distribution of energy, food, basic shelter and adequate medical care
need to have the potential for greed removed somehow. I don't care how
much money someone makes by providing non-essentials like music or art,
but the time for the few being able to amass incredible wealth by
controlling that which is necessary for life needs to be over or the
guillotine *will* become stylish again.
Other countries have removed the profit aspect of providing healthcare
without the sky falling so there's no reason for that to not happen in
the US. There's also no inherent reason why the production and distribution
of energy needs to be accompanied by excessive profit and artificially
inflated costs.
That's part of what I meant earlier when I opined that the financial
system needed a low-level reformatting.
A+ :-) mvm
DGDevin
2009-01-14 07:22:22 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by DGDevin
Which post-2006 legislation are you referring to? Deregulation of
the financial industry started under Carter and continued up to
Clinton, e.g. the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the lifting of
regulations on instruments like credit default swaps, both of which
had the enthusiastic support of Republicans in Congress. Since
Obama wasn't in the Senate then I'm curious how he participated in
encouraging subprime mortgages, unless you mean like most members of
Congress he did nothing to rein in the financial industry when it
appeared to be working so well. Enforcement is another issue, but
again the executive branch is in charge of that, the President
appoints the head of the SEC, not the Senate.
Here's one view of the situation...
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122212948811465427.html
That's a good cite but it is from the WSJ and you don't need a crystal ball
to know which side of the debate they're going to land on. Their news
reporting is pretty good but when they get close to op-ed they're somewhat
to the right of Attila the Hun. They don't bother to mention that McCain's
campaign manager was a lobbyist for Freddie and Fannie who was taking big
bucks from them right into the final stages of the campaign, an odd omission
considering they figure Obama's relationship with those firms is a big deal,
isn't it?

However I agree that Obama's repeated accusations about McCain being in
favor of Bush's deregulation were weak. The reality is that most of the
deregulation had already been done before Bush took office, as I mentioned
some of it was signed by a guy named Clinton who to this day defends that
legislation. Try telling that to the average Democrat however, they'll ask
why you're defending that bastard Bush....

I tell ya, life is tough for us radical centrists.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 07:29:00 UTC
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Post by DGDevin
I tell ya, life is tough for us radical centrists.
More like radically capricious.

You flip-flop in the wind with no concern for ethics in deference to
being considered on the 'win' side.

If you'd ever been adult enough to admit a position reversal, your
paper-bag-in-the-wind opinions might be worth considering. As it
is, they're not. mvm
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 04:50:32 UTC
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Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
The French Revolution tried that- it began to feed on itself...Paris in
the Terror...

Separately-

CNN ran a brilliant 2 hour documentary: Morgan Stanley...oil. I am
certain that their day is about to get HAMMERED.

I think Obama will be granted an extended honeymoon. He will strike
while the iron is hot and probably get his way for quite a while. The
hole is so deep and dark that it's possible that the best he will manage
will be to stave of the 30's in exchange for the 70's.

I forsee an incredible rise in protectionism and nationalism which may
ultimately give birth to military action on a level unseen since WWII.

There are semi-illiterate, woefully ignorant-of-history types posting
here and yip-yapping at FoxNews as well as AM radio, who can't
comprehend the extent to which past is almost always prelude as the
affairs of man are concerned.

One thing I've come to appreciate; despite these ______'s there are also
a handful of sharp, well-read, informed, educated guys online to balance
them out. It took me too long to see them as well and I wasted WAY too
much bothering with the ______'s. Exception, the fool in Denver- he's a
cancer and must routinely be excised, short and sweet.

Regards,

Marc
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 05:01:14 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
The French Revolution tried that- it began to feed on itself...Paris in
the Terror...
Sometimes it seems to me that our legal and financial system has
crashed to the point where it needs a low level reformatting.
Post by The Tao Meister
Separately-
CNN ran a brilliant 2 hour documentary: Morgan Stanley...oil. I am
certain that their day is about to get HAMMERED.
I think Obama will be granted an extended honeymoon. He will strike
while the iron is hot and probably get his way for quite a while. The
hole is so deep and dark that it's possible that the best he will manage
will be to stave of the 30's in exchange for the 70's.
I just hope that the level of sincerity he projects is genuine. At times
I ask myself "Would you buy a used car from this guy?".
Post by The Tao Meister
I forsee an incredible rise in protectionism and nationalism which may
ultimately give birth to military action on a level unseen since WWII.
I'm not big on making predictions, but my guess is that given the
already severe polarization that exists among the population that
if things degenerate into a '30s style depression we'll see a
second civil war that will make the first one seem like an alley bumfight.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 05:47:22 UTC
Permalink
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
The French Revolution tried that- it began to feed on itself...Paris in
the Terror...
Sometimes it seems to me that our legal and financial system has
crashed to the point where it needs a low level reformatting.
Post by The Tao Meister
Separately-
CNN ran a brilliant 2 hour documentary: Morgan Stanley...oil. I am
certain that their day is about to get HAMMERED.
I think Obama will be granted an extended honeymoon. He will strike
while the iron is hot and probably get his way for quite a while. The
hole is so deep and dark that it's possible that the best he will manage
will be to stave of the 30's in exchange for the 70's.
I just hope that the level of sincerity he projects is genuine. At times
I ask myself "Would you buy a used car from this guy?".
I think it's impossible not to feel that way toward all politicians.

Like cops, whatever decency that put them on that career path is often
eroded past the point of return by the nature of the cultures they
operate within. The REAL stars are able to hew to the virtues they
had going in...the jury will be out on Obama (for me) until whoever
follows his act is sworn in...
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I forsee an incredible rise in protectionism and nationalism which may
ultimately give birth to military action on a level unseen since WWII.
I'm not big on making predictions, but my guess is that given the
already severe polarization that exists among the population that
if things degenerate into a '30s style depression we'll see a
second civil war that will make the first one seem like an alley bumfight.
Oh we all predict. It's risk free, fun and the nature of the whole
online game, c'mon.

I'll disagree with you there Claude- I think that there's an enormous
amount to be said for the extent to which the dynamic differences in
America's non-homogeneity add to her sheer energy potential. We are a
nation of tension forever looking for an outlet-- the challenge our
"leaders" have always had is to direct it in either a '-' or a '+'
direction.

Any U.S. Civil War II is not in the cards in my judgment. There's WAY
too much to lose (and absolutely nothing to win) as well as way too
little to clearly define the intellectual battleground. The mass of a
greying US people would *not* willingly draw oceans of _internal_ blood
and any counter to the existing D.o.D. couldn't *possibly* last 15
seconds. Please.

That's much of why I take the position I do, on the longer term
potential for yet another enormous external war. External entities
against which America's energy can be directed against offer her both a
unifying internal opportunity (the enemy of my enemy becomes my
freind...human nature 101)as well as the clear lesson about how the
depression was REALLY ended by...WWII.

Lastly, I truly don't think that at top-most levels, either China,
Russia nor the U.S. would EVER go nuclear, but WOULD willingly feed a
meat grinder to stabilize their own internal political instabilities.
China has SERIOUS potential for that sort of thing as that nation's
PLA vs. PRC & have-cities vs. have-not peasants reach critical mass.

Russia is a backwater, thoroughly corrupt mess with everything to gain
by feeding local meatgrinders to keep her people semi-mollified.

My guess is that we've entered a long-term down and stagnant economic
mess that will quietly build an explosive level of American energy. With
luck, it'll be directed into some sort of Made in USA re-birth not
accompanied by a massive war.

I just don't really see how the war part can be avoided, given both
history and human nature. I'd LOVE to be wrong on that score, -it's just
the way things have historically gone however...


mvm
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 06:02:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
The French Revolution tried that- it began to feed on itself...Paris in
the Terror...
Sometimes it seems to me that our legal and financial system has
crashed to the point where it needs a low level reformatting.
Post by The Tao Meister
Separately-
CNN ran a brilliant 2 hour documentary: Morgan Stanley...oil. I am
certain that their day is about to get HAMMERED.
I think Obama will be granted an extended honeymoon. He will strike
while the iron is hot and probably get his way for quite a while. The
hole is so deep and dark that it's possible that the best he will manage
will be to stave of the 30's in exchange for the 70's.
I just hope that the level of sincerity he projects is genuine. At times
I ask myself "Would you buy a used car from this guy?".
I think it's impossible not to feel that way toward all politicians.
Like cops, whatever decency that put them on that career path is often
eroded past the point of return by the nature of the cultures they
operate within. The REAL stars are able to hew to the virtues they
had going in...the jury will be out on Obama (for me) until whoever
follows his act is sworn in...
I hope that my worst opinion of the man is incorrect.
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I forsee an incredible rise in protectionism and nationalism which may
ultimately give birth to military action on a level unseen since WWII.
I'm not big on making predictions, but my guess is that given the
already severe polarization that exists among the population that
if things degenerate into a '30s style depression we'll see a
second civil war that will make the first one seem like an alley bumfight.
Oh we all predict. It's risk free, fun and the nature of the whole
online game, c'mon.
I'll disagree with you there Claude- I think that there's an enormous
amount to be said for the extent to which the dynamic differences in
America's non-homogeneity add to her sheer energy potential. We are a
nation of tension forever looking for an outlet-- the challenge our
"leaders" have always had is to direct it in either a '-' or a '+'
direction.
Any U.S. Civil War II is not in the cards in my judgment. There's WAY
too much to lose (and absolutely nothing to win) as well as way too
little to clearly define the intellectual battleground. The mass of a
greying US people would *not* willingly draw oceans of _internal_ blood
and any counter to the existing D.o.D. couldn't *possibly* last 15
seconds. Please.
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.

Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
Post by The Tao Meister
That's much of why I take the position I do, on the longer term
potential for yet another enormous external war. External entities
against which America's energy can be directed against offer her both a
unifying internal opportunity (the enemy of my enemy becomes my
freind...human nature 101)as well as the clear lesson about how the
depression was REALLY ended by...WWII.
That's also entirely possible.
Post by The Tao Meister
Lastly, I truly don't think that at top-most levels, either China,
Russia nor the U.S. would EVER go nuclear, but WOULD willingly feed a
meat grinder to stabilize their own internal political instabilities.
China has SERIOUS potential for that sort of thing as that nation's
PLA vs. PRC & have-cities vs. have-not peasants reach critical mass.
Russia is a backwater, thoroughly corrupt mess with everything to gain
by feeding local meatgrinders to keep her people semi-mollified.
My guess is that we've entered a long-term down and stagnant economic
mess that will quietly build an explosive level of American energy. With
luck, it'll be directed into some sort of Made in USA re-birth not
accompanied by a massive war.
Hopefully.
Post by The Tao Meister
I just don't really see how the war part can be avoided, given both
history and human nature. I'd LOVE to be wrong on that score, -it's just
the way things have historically gone however...
Violence *has* been the traditional way of resolving conflict.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 06:16:52 UTC
Permalink
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
The French Revolution tried that- it began to feed on itself...Paris in
the Terror...
Sometimes it seems to me that our legal and financial system has
crashed to the point where it needs a low level reformatting.
Post by The Tao Meister
Separately-
CNN ran a brilliant 2 hour documentary: Morgan Stanley...oil. I am
certain that their day is about to get HAMMERED.
I think Obama will be granted an extended honeymoon. He will strike
while the iron is hot and probably get his way for quite a while. The
hole is so deep and dark that it's possible that the best he will manage
will be to stave of the 30's in exchange for the 70's.
I just hope that the level of sincerity he projects is genuine. At times
I ask myself "Would you buy a used car from this guy?".
I think it's impossible not to feel that way toward all politicians.
Like cops, whatever decency that put them on that career path is often
eroded past the point of return by the nature of the cultures they
operate within. The REAL stars are able to hew to the virtues they
had going in...the jury will be out on Obama (for me) until whoever
follows his act is sworn in...
I hope that my worst opinion of the man is incorrect.
------------

That's as balanced a perspective as one could ask of someone who did not
vote for him. There are those who claim 'patriotism' and wish doom upon
him, and 'Christians' who spout H8. Life...

------------
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I forsee an incredible rise in protectionism and nationalism which may
ultimately give birth to military action on a level unseen since WWII.
I'm not big on making predictions, but my guess is that given the
already severe polarization that exists among the population that
if things degenerate into a '30s style depression we'll see a
second civil war that will make the first one seem like an alley bumfight.
Oh we all predict. It's risk free, fun and the nature of the whole
online game, c'mon.
I'll disagree with you there Claude- I think that there's an enormous
amount to be said for the extent to which the dynamic differences in
America's non-homogeneity add to her sheer energy potential. We are a
nation of tension forever looking for an outlet-- the challenge our
"leaders" have always had is to direct it in either a '-' or a '+'
direction.
Any U.S. Civil War II is not in the cards in my judgment. There's WAY
too much to lose (and absolutely nothing to win) as well as way too
little to clearly define the intellectual battleground. The mass of a
greying US people would *not* willingly draw oceans of _internal_ blood
and any counter to the existing D.o.D. couldn't *possibly* last 15
seconds. Please.
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
I've been in the service:

The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
That's much of why I take the position I do, on the longer term
potential for yet another enormous external war. External entities
against which America's energy can be directed against offer her both a
unifying internal opportunity (the enemy of my enemy becomes my
friend...human nature 101)as well as the clear lesson about how the
depression was REALLY ended by...WWII.
That's also entirely possible.
Post by The Tao Meister
Lastly, I truly don't think that at top-most levels, either China,
Russia nor the U.S. would EVER go nuclear, but WOULD willingly feed a
meat grinder to stabilize their own internal political instabilities.
China has SERIOUS potential for that sort of thing as that nation's
PLA vs. PRC & have-cities vs. have-not peasants reach critical mass.
Russia is a backwater, thoroughly corrupt mess with everything to gain
by feeding local meatgrinders to keep her people semi-mollified.
My guess is that we've entered a long-term down and stagnant economic
mess that will quietly build an explosive level of American energy. With
luck, it'll be directed into some sort of Made in USA re-birth not
accompanied by a massive war.
Hopefully.
Post by The Tao Meister
I just don't really see how the war part can be avoided, given both
history and human nature. I'd LOVE to be wrong on that score, -it's just
the way things have historically gone however...
Violence *has* been the traditional way of resolving conflict.
------------
I'd even modify that to say it provides a temporary re-grouping for an
unbroken chain of continued conflict.
------------
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 06:27:12 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
And that still presumes a monolithic mindset amongst those who give the orders.

For every Colin Powell theres at least one Curtis LeMay.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 06:45:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
And that still presumes a monolithic mindset amongst those who give the orders.
For every Colin Powell theres at least one Curtis LeMay.
I'm not so sure of that Claude. Our system would've fallen to a
central-american banana republic coup by now if the fester-level
of THAT mindset was above threshold. I went to school with tons
of those types at VFMA. Upper crust families from down there couldn't
give a rats ass for Harvard or Princeton. They are 110% behind their kid
climbing military ranks to then claim political power / $$$ corrupt ranks.

So far, the U.S. is several LeMay's short of that shit, -but if Wall
Street was to continue to fall and capitalism was to be allowed to
implode in its entirety w/out the MASS of internal and external reforms
necessary to take as lessons from the ________ we haven't even *BEGUN*
to collectively witness (next 2 years), then-

YES. From West Point cometh the next U.S. Anti-Christ, and from
Sandhurst, the UK's, etc. etc.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 06:56:53 UTC
Permalink
PS-

"[As for the United States] for a relatively long time it will be
absolutely necessary that we quietly nurse our sense of vengeance…We
must conceal our abilities and bide our time."*

-Lt. General Mi Zhenyu,
Vice Commandant, Academy of Military Sciences
Beijing, China

----------------------

100 years ago Japan, the UK and the U.S. each had their way with China.

Now although an excellent argument can be made that TODAY's China was
born in 1949, rendering all that moot- an equal argument can be made
that China is an ancient nation and 100 years isn't the blink of an
eye. That no doubt, has Japan shitting themselves...re; 1937-38

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 07:00:50 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
And that still presumes a monolithic mindset amongst those who give the orders.
For every Colin Powell theres at least one Curtis LeMay.
I'm not so sure of that Claude. Our system would've fallen to a
central-american banana republic coup by now if the fester-level
of THAT mindset was above threshold. I went to school with tons
of those types at VFMA. Upper crust families from down there couldn't
give a rats ass for Harvard or Princeton. They are 110% behind their kid
climbing military ranks to then claim political power / $$$ corrupt ranks.
So far, the U.S. is several LeMay's short of that shit, -but if Wall
Street was to continue to fall and capitalism was to be allowed to
implode in its entirety w/out the MASS of internal and external reforms
necessary to take as lessons from the ________ we haven't even *BEGUN*
to collectively witness (next 2 years), then-
YES. From West Point cometh the next U.S. Anti-Christ, and from
Sandhurst, the UK's, etc. etc.
So far in our history the level of professionalism and the willingness
to be subject to civilian authority of the military has been almost
unprecedented. We're not that old of a country, though, we've yet
to spawn a Caesar and the shit has never really hit the fan. In the
'30s things were rough, but with a far lower population that had
perhaps a greater regard for others than seems to be the case today.

If things get *really* nasty there's no telling what might happen.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 07:20:28 UTC
Permalink
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
And that still presumes a monolithic mindset amongst those who give the orders.
For every Colin Powell theres at least one Curtis LeMay.
I'm not so sure of that Claude. Our system would've fallen to a
central-american banana republic coup by now if the fester-level
of THAT mindset was above threshold. I went to school with tons
of those types at VFMA. Upper crust families from down there couldn't
give a rats ass for Harvard or Princeton. They are 110% behind their kid
climbing military ranks to then claim political power / $$$ corrupt ranks.
So far, the U.S. is several LeMay's short of that shit, -but if Wall
Street was to continue to fall and capitalism was to be allowed to
implode in its entirety w/out the MASS of internal and external reforms
necessary to take as lessons from the ________ we haven't even *BEGUN*
to collectively witness (next 2 years), then-
YES. From West Point cometh the next U.S. Anti-Christ, and from
Sandhurst, the UK's, etc. etc.
So far in our history the level of professionalism and the willingness
to be subject to civilian authority of the military has been almost
unprecedented. We're not that old of a country, though, we've yet
to spawn a Caesar and the shit has never really hit the fan. In the
'30s things were rough, but with a far lower population that had
perhaps a greater regard for others than seems to be the case today.
If things get *really* nasty there's no telling what might happen.
Agreed.

I think that the mega-death of WWII landing Ike in the White House is
a good example of history as prelude.

One thing I think we can all agree upon is the remarkable shift that
occurred w/ 9/11/01. Suddenly, freedoms taken as normal were made to
appear as frivolous, swishy naivete in deference to a mass movement
acceptance of authoritarian rule under the banner of SECURITY. People
looked to the likes of Cheyney...

The people's true nature was then and there, forever exposed. The
"ideal" of 'freedom' took a fast _____ing backseat to NATIONAL SECURITY.
When push came to shove, fear won instantly.

I laugh at those who THINK Obama could _possibly_ repeal THAT aspect of
the Bush years as though it was just some sort of temporary tax. IMAGINE
the horror-howling and impeachment calls that would take place *if*
Obama say, diluted the shit out of the DHS or ended it and *THEN* some
sort of al Queda shan hit the fit.

It's just a hunch / imo, but I think al Q isn't likely to follow the
"headliner" of 9/11/01 with an "opening act". I am one of those who
believes that the next horror / 'shoe drop' will be greater in magnitude
than 9/11/01 was. They are reserving the ultimate horror for the US
(specifically NYC or DC) or Israel.

Cameras everywhere, surveillance, computer tracking, etc. etc. is as
sure to stick with being an American as the flag. I believe that anyone
who argues otherwise may be noble in her/his intent, but absolutely
delusional. We boomers -like the generations before us- will die in an
era that bears little likeness to that which we entered. It's just the
way life is and has always been...it's just our turn. :-(. mvm
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 07:57:23 UTC
Permalink
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
And that still presumes a monolithic mindset amongst those who give the orders.
For every Colin Powell theres at least one Curtis LeMay.
I'm not so sure of that Claude. Our system would've fallen to a
central-american banana republic coup by now if the fester-level
of THAT mindset was above threshold. I went to school with tons
of those types at VFMA. Upper crust families from down there couldn't
give a rats ass for Harvard or Princeton. They are 110% behind their kid
climbing military ranks to then claim political power / $$$ corrupt ranks.
So far, the U.S. is several LeMay's short of that shit, -but if Wall
Street was to continue to fall and capitalism was to be allowed to
implode in its entirety w/out the MASS of internal and external reforms
necessary to take as lessons from the ________ we haven't even *BEGUN*
to collectively witness (next 2 years), then-
YES. From West Point cometh the next U.S. Anti-Christ, and from
Sandhurst, the UK's, etc. etc.
So far in our history the level of professionalism and the willingness
to be subject to civilian authority of the military has been almost
unprecedented. We're not that old of a country, though, we've yet
to spawn a Caesar and the shit has never really hit the fan. In the
'30s things were rough, but with a far lower population that had
perhaps a greater regard for others than seems to be the case today.
If things get *really* nasty there's no telling what might happen.
Agreed.
I think that the mega-death of WWII landing Ike in the White House is
a good example of history as prelude.
That could have been worse than it was.
Post by The Tao Meister
One thing I think we can all agree upon is the remarkable shift that
occurred w/ 9/11/01. Suddenly, freedoms taken as normal were made to
appear as frivolous, swishy naivete in deference to a mass movement
acceptance of authoritarian rule under the banner of SECURITY. People
looked to the likes of Cheyney...
The people's true nature was then and there, forever exposed. The
"ideal" of 'freedom' took a fast _____ing backseat to NATIONAL SECURITY.
When push came to shove, fear won instantly.
I laugh at those who THINK Obama could _possibly_ repeal THAT aspect of
the Bush years as though it was just some sort of temporary tax. IMAGINE
the horror-howling and impeachment calls that would take place *if*
Obama say, diluted the shit out of the DHS or ended it and *THEN* some
sort of al Queda shan hit the fit.
It's just a hunch / imo, but I think al Q isn't likely to follow the
"headliner" of 9/11/01 with an "opening act". I am one of those who
believes that the next horror / 'shoe drop' will be greater in magnitude
than 9/11/01 was. They are reserving the ultimate horror for the US
(specifically NYC or DC) or Israel.
Hopefully not. The Iranian nuclear program gets lots of attention,
but it's a lot easier to grow nasty bugs and the Russians still
haven't a clue where all the Soviet nukes wound up.
Post by The Tao Meister
Cameras everywhere, surveillance, computer tracking, etc. etc. is as
sure to stick with being an American as the flag. I believe that anyone
who argues otherwise may be noble in her/his intent, but absolutely
delusional. We boomers -like the generations before us- will die in an
era that bears little likeness to that which we entered. It's just the
way life is and has always been...it's just our turn. :-(. mvm
One problem for those who want to keep track of everybody is that
the volume of data generated is more than is possible to keep
track of in a way that would prevent anything nasty from happening
unless someone gets lucky and spots the needle in the haystack
before the fact. The system as deployed can help find out what
happened if needed, but that might not be enough in the case of
the worst.
The Tao Meister
2009-01-14 17:28:28 UTC
Permalink
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
That presumes a monolithic mindset amongst the military that
probably doesn't exist. The individuals who make up the armed
service are subject to the same differences that divide the
civilian population. If our society breaks down to the point
of violence those individuals will follow their inclinations.
Hopefully things won't get to the point of finding out who's right.
------------
Well you're going to have to just trust me on this one Claude, because
The indoctrination process applied by the services is phenomenal. Ever
notice how cops bond together against civilians? Multiply that by
infinity to see the monolithic mentality of armed soldiers. Troops are
110% emptied of independent side-taking capacity: It's us vs, them and
you don't want to be 'them' when facing military men. The more I
say about this, the less substance stands to be conveyed.
-------------
And that still presumes a monolithic mindset amongst those who give the orders.
For every Colin Powell theres at least one Curtis LeMay.
I'm not so sure of that Claude. Our system would've fallen to a
central-american banana republic coup by now if the fester-level
of THAT mindset was above threshold. I went to school with tons
of those types at VFMA. Upper crust families from down there couldn't
give a rats ass for Harvard or Princeton. They are 110% behind their kid
climbing military ranks to then claim political power / $$$ corrupt ranks.
So far, the U.S. is several LeMay's short of that shit, -but if Wall
Street was to continue to fall and capitalism was to be allowed to
implode in its entirety w/out the MASS of internal and external reforms
necessary to take as lessons from the ________ we haven't even *BEGUN*
to collectively witness (next 2 years), then-
YES. From West Point cometh the next U.S. Anti-Christ, and from
Sandhurst, the UK's, etc. etc.
So far in our history the level of professionalism and the willingness
to be subject to civilian authority of the military has been almost
unprecedented. We're not that old of a country, though, we've yet
to spawn a Caesar and the shit has never really hit the fan. In the
'30s things were rough, but with a far lower population that had
perhaps a greater regard for others than seems to be the case today.
If things get *really* nasty there's no telling what might happen.
Agreed.
I think that the mega-death of WWII landing Ike in the White House is
a good example of history as prelude.
That could have been worse than it was.
Post by The Tao Meister
One thing I think we can all agree upon is the remarkable shift that
occurred w/ 9/11/01. Suddenly, freedoms taken as normal were made to
appear as frivolous, swishy naivete in deference to a mass movement
acceptance of authoritarian rule under the banner of SECURITY. People
looked to the likes of Cheyney...
The people's true nature was then and there, forever exposed. The
"ideal" of 'freedom' took a fast _____ing backseat to NATIONAL SECURITY.
When push came to shove, fear won instantly.
I laugh at those who THINK Obama could _possibly_ repeal THAT aspect of
the Bush years as though it was just some sort of temporary tax. IMAGINE
the horror-howling and impeachment calls that would take place *if*
Obama say, diluted the shit out of the DHS or ended it and *THEN* some
sort of al Queda shan hit the fit.
It's just a hunch / imo, but I think al Q isn't likely to follow the
"headliner" of 9/11/01 with an "opening act". I am one of those who
believes that the next horror / 'shoe drop' will be greater in magnitude
than 9/11/01 was. They are reserving the ultimate horror for the US
(specifically NYC or DC) or Israel.
Hopefully not. The Iranian nuclear program gets lots of attention,
but it's a lot easier to grow nasty bugs and the Russians still
haven't a clue where all the Soviet nukes wound up.
Post by The Tao Meister
Cameras everywhere, surveillance, computer tracking, etc. etc. is as
sure to stick with being an American as the flag. I believe that anyone
who argues otherwise may be noble in her/his intent, but absolutely
delusional. We boomers -like the generations before us- will die in an
era that bears little likeness to that which we entered. It's just the
way life is and has always been...it's just our turn. :-(. mvm
One problem for those who want to keep track of everybody is that
the volume of data generated is more than is possible to keep
track of in a way that would prevent anything nasty from happening
unless someone gets lucky and spots the needle in the haystack
before the fact. The system as deployed can help find out what
happened if needed, but that might not be enough in the case of
the worst.
True, although Moores law and a vested self-interest in the
self-propagation of a governmental bureaocracy on local, state
and federal levels all but guarantees *that* whole gig will wind
up the ultimate black hole in spending. As long term job security goes,
a kid today could hardly do better than set his or her sights on any
departmental component of DHS.

...next, they'll sport 'lil red, white and blue bandanas around their
necks and a 'lil blue book, memorizing selectively out of context
Orwellian sentences mixing the Bible and the Constitution...parents
will get ratted out for muttering anything under their breath...

;-) mvm
Elvis Kabong
2009-01-14 08:10:16 UTC
Permalink
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Some will switch and be whining about Obama before long.
Most will snivel about Bush until they waste their last breath.
Claude, Mr. Obama will do all he possibly can do to turn this disaster
in the making around.
I am not questioning that in the least.
FWIW, *I* hope he is successful and wish him all the luck
in the universe in achieving that end.
My point is that more than a few of the same people who have
been incessantly crying about every move that President Bush
has made since he was elected will turn on President Obama as
soon as he attempts to implement policy that offends thier
delicate sensibilities.
Most of the rest will continue their habitual attempts to
blame all the world's ills right down to the latest boil
on their ass on the outgoing Administration.
Same thing happened to Clinton for the last 7-8 years.

My own brother who is one of those conservative
christian kooks actually believes people are gonna
go to hell because Clinton as president had an
extra-marital affair while in the whitehouse. Of course
he forgets the fact that the repugs made it a HUGE issue
out of it and tried to get him out of office because of it
even though it was none of their stinkin' business.
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I don't see truth, accurate fact assessment, correct accountability
calling and honest reflection where Bush is concerned, as "sniveling"
unless it is done so in an overly emotional manner unaccompanied by
checkable facts.
As if that's not consistently happened over the last eight years.
Post by The Tao Meister
This nation is *imperiled* financially and to set the record straight
before people lacking in integrity leap to twist it into a lie*, Mr.
Obama had nothing to do with getting the U.S. where it is.
IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
You're right. Not that many people could foresee what
was going to happen.
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I'd like to know why oil is down to $38/bbl and gas prices have been
inching up at the pump. There are people at Morgan Stanley who need a
bullet in the back of their heads, asap.
Some talking face on the tube suggested that the whole oil price
runup of the last severl years was not a result of normal supply
and demand but the result of speculation by a few fueled by easy
access to credit.
The mortgage bubble was also inflated by similar shenanigans.
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
I think the money changer crooks once convicted
should have to pay everyone back that they stole
from plus interest, plus a huge fine and some time
in the Big House instead of some country club resort
prison along with forfeiting a limb of two.

But personally, I have theory that now that the business
sector has had big taste of republican style deregulation,
they will refuse to cooperate with a democrat president
who is threatening to revive marketplace regulation
even if it is designed to be fair and just.
Claude V. Lucas
2009-01-14 08:29:01 UTC
Permalink
Post by Elvis Kabong
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Some will switch and be whining about Obama before long.
Most will snivel about Bush until they waste their last breath.
Claude, Mr. Obama will do all he possibly can do to turn this disaster
in the making around.
I am not questioning that in the least.
FWIW, *I* hope he is successful and wish him all the luck
in the universe in achieving that end.
My point is that more than a few of the same people who have
been incessantly crying about every move that President Bush
has made since he was elected will turn on President Obama as
soon as he attempts to implement policy that offends thier
delicate sensibilities.
Most of the rest will continue their habitual attempts to
blame all the world's ills right down to the latest boil
on their ass on the outgoing Administration.
Same thing happened to Clinton for the last 7-8 years.
My own brother who is one of those conservative
christian kooks actually believes people are gonna
go to hell because Clinton as president had an
extra-marital affair while in the whitehouse. Of course
he forgets the fact that the repugs made it a HUGE issue
out of it and tried to get him out of office because of it
even though it was none of their stinkin' business.
Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again now.

Beelzebubba brought that particular shitstorm on himself by trying
to sweep it under the rug and stonewall it.

If he'd had the stones to say something along the lines of
"Yeah, I bounced my nuts off her chin a few times, it felt
great. So what?" There'd have been the predictable howling
and clucking and it probably would have blown over.

Great pun, no?

Instead, he decided to lie about it even while under
oath and thereby gave his enemies the means to drag it out.

Pretty stupid move for such a smart guy.
Post by Elvis Kabong
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I don't see truth, accurate fact assessment, correct accountability
calling and honest reflection where Bush is concerned, as "sniveling"
unless it is done so in an overly emotional manner unaccompanied by
checkable facts.
As if that's not consistently happened over the last eight years.
Post by The Tao Meister
This nation is *imperiled* financially and to set the record straight
before people lacking in integrity leap to twist it into a lie*, Mr.
Obama had nothing to do with getting the U.S. where it is.
IMO, he shares blame with the rest of Congress for enabling the
garbage mortgage situation that apparently was one of the main
causes of the crash. I certainly do not believe he was the only
one, but I've not read anything to lead me to believe he tried
to stop things until after they were out of hand.
You're right. Not that many people could foresee what
was going to happen.
Post by Claude V. Lucas
Post by The Tao Meister
I'd like to know why oil is down to $38/bbl and gas prices have been
inching up at the pump. There are people at Morgan Stanley who need a
bullet in the back of their heads, asap.
Some talking face on the tube suggested that the whole oil price
runup of the last severl years was not a result of normal supply
and demand but the result of speculation by a few fueled by easy
access to credit.
The mortgage bubble was also inflated by similar shenanigans.
Sunday night Guillotine.
Live on Pay-Per-View.
Proceeds and liquidated assets of the star performers to be allocated
to relief of the financial crisis these relatively few individuals have caused
I think the money changer crooks once convicted
should have to pay everyone back that they stole
from plus interest, plus a huge fine and some time
in the Big House instead of some country club resort
prison along with forfeiting a limb of two.
But personally, I have theory that now that the business
sector has had big taste of republican style deregulation,
they will refuse to cooperate with a democrat president
who is threatening to revive marketplace regulation
even if it is designed to be fair and just.
Probably.

That's why the financial and legal system needs a reformat.

That asshole Madoff will probably die in his penthouse and
never do a day of time and his heirs, if any will wind up
with hundreds of millions of stolen dollars.

Maybe not.
RichL
2009-01-13 22:14:42 UTC
Permalink
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and not
one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
You fucking idiot.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/12/AR2009011203005.html

"The White House had high expectations for yesterday's final, historic
news conference. "ONE CORRESPONDENT PER ORGANIZATION," proclaimed the
bulletin sent to reporters. "STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR NON-SEAT HOLDERS."
But when the appointed hour of 9:15 a.m. arrived, the last two rows in
the seven-row briefing room were empty, and a press aide told White
House interns to fill those seats."
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 22:43:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by RichL
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and not
one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
You fucking idiot.
HAHAHAHAHA

I come up with hundreds or reports and not one mentions it, and you
can only come with an article by Dana Milbank?!!

LOL

More on Dana Milbank -

http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller200407130823.asp

The Opinion Journalism of Dana Milbank
"Bush's top staff, however, is definitely not happy with Milbank. He
holds one of the premier jobs in political journalism — White House
correspondent for the Washington Post — yet he approaches his beat
with anything but balance"

http://www.danamilbank.com/about.html
"The (Bush) Administration’s least favorite journalist. And it’s not
hard to see why.”
—The American Prospect

"Taking trash journalism to new heights.”
—Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

“Many of us do believe Dana is rabid…there is probably nothing human,
at least, that could balance Dana. I have suggested a close
examination of various reptiles, and it may be that we need to go to
the Galapagos Islands to find something appropriate.”
—Tom Edsall, former Washington Post colleague

“The most anti-Bush reporter currently assigned to the White House by
a major news organization.”
—National Review

“Washington PR folks, who would normally auction off their right arm
to get the Washington Post to cover their boss’ press conference, know
by now that having Dana Milbank show up is probably more of a curse
than a blessing.”
—potomacflacks.com

Wonkette poll—Dana Milbank is…
…emblematic of the deterioration of the American media. 12.1%
…the savior of American journalism. 13.5%
…a publicity whore. 74.4%

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HAHAHAHA

'nuff said.
RichL
2009-01-13 22:52:29 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and
not one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
You fucking idiot.
HAHAHAHAHA
I come up with hundreds or reports and not one mentions it, and you
can only come with an article by Dana Milbank?!!
LOL
More on Dana Milbank -
http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller200407130823.asp
The Opinion Journalism of Dana Milbank
"Bush's top staff, however, is definitely not happy with Milbank. He
holds one of the premier jobs in political journalism — White House
correspondent for the Washington Post — yet he approaches his beat
with anything but balance"
http://www.danamilbank.com/about.html
"The (Bush) Administration’s least favorite journalist. And it’s not
hard to see why.”
—The American Prospect
"Taking trash journalism to new heights.”
—Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
“Many of us do believe Dana is rabid…there is probably nothing human,
at least, that could balance Dana. I have suggested a close
examination of various reptiles, and it may be that we need to go to
the Galapagos Islands to find something appropriate.”
—Tom Edsall, former Washington Post colleague
“The most anti-Bush reporter currently assigned to the White House by
a major news organization.”
—National Review
“Washington PR folks, who would normally auction off their right arm
to get the Washington Post to cover their boss’ press conference, know
by now that having Dana Milbank show up is probably more of a curse
than a blessing.”
—potomacflacks.com
Wonkette poll—Dana Milbank is…
…emblematic of the deterioration of the American media. 12.1%
…the savior of American journalism. 13.5%
…a publicity whore. 74.4%
Prove that he's wrong.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 23:04:05 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by RichL
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
[snip]
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
What's even more funny is it's not true. More lies from Muleasses'
sidekick, Pritchturd.
Just did a Yahoo and Google check for Bush's press conference and
not one mentioned the words "empty seats" or "interns".
You fucking idiot.
HAHAHAHAHA
I come up with hundreds or reports and not one mentions it, and you
can only come with an article by Dana Milbank?!!
LOL
More on Dana Milbank -
http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller200407130823.asp
The Opinion Journalism of Dana Milbank
"Bush's top staff, however, is definitely not happy with Milbank. He
holds one of the premier jobs in political journalism — White House
correspondent for the Washington Post — yet he approaches his beat
with anything but balance"
http://www.danamilbank.com/about.html
"The (Bush) Administration’s least favorite journalist. And it’s not
hard to see why.”
—The American Prospect
"Taking trash journalism to new heights.”
—Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
“Many of us do believe Dana is rabid…there is probably nothing human,
at least, that could balance Dana. I have suggested a close
examination of various reptiles, and it may be that we need to go to
the Galapagos Islands to find something appropriate.”
—Tom Edsall, former Washington Post colleague
“The most anti-Bush reporter currently assigned to the White House by
a major news organization.”
—National Review
“Washington PR folks, who would normally auction off their right arm
to get the Washington Post to cover their boss’ press conference, know
by now that having Dana Milbank show up is probably more of a curse
than a blessing.”
—potomacflacks.com
Wonkette poll—Dana Milbank is…
…emblematic of the deterioration of the American media. 12.1%
…the savior of American journalism. 13.5%
…a publicity whore. 74.4%
Prove that he's wrong.- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
*You* said it was all over the news.

Prove it.

Gee, the most hated White House correspondent, not even respected by
libs, spins a negative story and DickL takes it as gospel.

"It's all over the local news" - DickL

LOL

I guess you didn't catch the Rick Sanchez lie on CNN about no one
shaking Bush's hand?

Have you ever thought that maybe 35 journalists for a press conference
is pretty good, especially when only one person from each agency is
allowed?

Prove me wrong.

LOL, you have no idea. You're just going by what (surprise) number one
Bush-hater Dana (yes, spelled it the fag way) Milbank interprets.

LOL

No wonder you're so esily routed - back to the Huffington Post for
this lost and gullible lib!
DGDevin
2009-01-13 21:56:24 UTC
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Post by Mike Pritchard
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press
conference, the White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with
office interns (what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).
They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.
Doh!
Mike
Documentation? That sounds like the kind of story that thrives in the
blogosphere but doesn't survive serious examination.

As for Bush, that's the most animated I've ever seen him, he seemed
genuinely angry a couple of times, at other moments reporters couldn't get
their questions out because Bush was cracking jokes. What is truly bizarre
is that he still doesn't get it, he still figures the federal response to
Katrina was pretty good, he still thinks invading Iraq was the right thing
to do even though he was "disappointed" Saddam didn't have any WMDs, he
still thinks America's reputation around the world is good with only a few
sourpuss European countries being unhappy with America's actions in recent
years. And clearly he believes the press was always out to get him
regardless of what actions he took, as if the mountains of criticism of his
administration from all directions (including from plenty of conservatives)
was all just partisan liberal spin. The man only gave 47 press conferences
in eight years while Obama has done 13 since being elected, the Bush
administration ignored the press whenever possible, but he can't figure out
why relations with the press were often so cold, astonishing. He's truly an
amazing character, captain of the Titanic still denying he did anything
really wrong as the icy water is closing over his head, unbelievable.
RichL
2009-01-13 22:15:37 UTC
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Post by DGDevin
Post by Mike Pritchard
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press
conference, the White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with
office interns (what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).
They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.
Doh!
Mike
Documentation? That sounds like the kind of story that thrives in the
blogosphere but doesn't survive serious examination.
Actually it's all over the local news here.

Caught it in this morning's print edition:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/12/AR2009011203005.html

The White House had high expectations for yesterday's final, historic
news conference. "ONE CORRESPONDENT PER ORGANIZATION," proclaimed the
bulletin sent to reporters. "STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR NON-SEAT HOLDERS."
But when the appointed hour of 9:15 a.m. arrived, the last two rows in
the seven-row briefing room were empty, and a press aide told White
House interns to fill those seats.
DGDevin
2009-01-13 22:22:29 UTC
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Post by RichL
Actually it's all over the local news here.
Huh, I stand corrected. I wonder if it was lack of interest, or because
media companies sent fewer reporters and photogs having been told it was
SRO?
RichL
2009-01-13 22:37:42 UTC
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Post by DGDevin
Post by RichL
Actually it's all over the local news here.
Huh, I stand corrected. I wonder if it was lack of interest, or
because media companies sent fewer reporters and photogs having been
told it was SRO?
I don't think they'd be deterred if there was sufficient interest.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 23:09:07 UTC
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Post by RichL
Post by RichL
Actually it's all over the local news here.
Huh, I stand corrected. �I wonder if it was lack of interest, or
because media companies sent fewer reporters and photogs having been
told it was SRO?
I don't think they'd be deterred if there was sufficient interest.
LOL

Poor DickL. Finds one negative article by the top Bush-hater and won't
check out the thousands of stories on Yahoo about the press
conference.

Poor DickL - bitter to the very end.

Here's the first 100 stories from Yahoo (from thousands), representing
every major city in the world, not one mentioning empty seats, but
yet, in Bumfuck Ohio (or wherever Mulay says he lives) it's "all over
the news".

See Yahoo for more on the Bush Press conference no one cared about!

LOL

1. Bush to give press conference 1415 GMT Monday
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 6:37 AMUS President George W. Bush will
hold a press conference at 9:15 am (1415 GMT) Monday, the White House
said, eight days before he leaves office to make way for incoming
president Barack Obama.2.Bush looks back during final press
conference
Market Watch - Jan 12 8:58 AMPresident Bush defends his record and
names what he thinks are some of the achievements and mistakes of his
presidency during his final press conference, taking a look back over
eight years of an administration marked by the Sept. 11, 2001,
attacks, a recession and Hurricane Katrina. 3.RAW DATA: Transcript of
Bush's Last White House Press Conference
Fox News - Jan 12 8:34 AMPresident George W. Bush held his last White
House press conference on Monday. 4.Bush reflects on legacy in final
press conference
norsorpor.com - Jan 12 3:43 PMeight days left in office, U.S.
President George W. Bush reflected on his legacyU.S. President George
W. Bush is pictured during his last news conference in the Brady press
briefing room at the White House in Washington January 12, 2009.
(Xinhua Reuters Photo)Bush acknowledged his mistakes and
disappointments on the war in Iraq and the government s response to
Hurricane Katrina in 2005,while ...5.Bush reflects on legacy at final
press conference
People's Daily - Jan 12 7:22 PMWith only eight days left in office,
U.S. President George W. Bush reflected on his legacy at his final
White House press conference Monday. "MISTAKES, DISAPPOINTMENTS" Bush
acknowledged his mistakes and "disappointments" on the war in Iraq and
the government's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005,while defending
his overall record. "Clearly putting a 'Mission Accomplished' (banner)
on an ...6.Bush Holds Last Press Conference, Plans Farewell Address
Gothamist - Jan 12 8:31 PMPhotographs of President Bush during his
final press conference by Gerald Herbert/AP Today, President George W.
Bush gave his final press conference as his administration winds down.
It was a way for him to thank the White House press corps as well as
yet another of his "exit interviews." Bush admitted some mistakes
--"Clearly putting a 'Mission Accomplished' (banner) on an ...7.Bush
Defends His Presidency In Final Press Conference; Offers Best Wishes
For Obama
Nasdaq - Jan 12 10:55 AM(RTTNews) - George W. Bush gave his final
press conference as president on Monday, looking back over his time in
office and looking ahead to the challenges that face incoming
president Barack Obama.8.Stimulus was needed, Bush says at press
conference
BizJournals - Jan 12 11:16 AMAt his final press conference Monday
morning as commander-in-chief, President George W. Bush stood by his
decision to support the U.S. Treasury's injection of billions of
dollars into the economy to unfreeze the financial markets.9.Bush
reflects on legacy in final press conference
Philippine News Agency - Jan 12 3:40 PMWASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (PNA/
Xinhua) -- With only 8 days left in office, U.S. President George W.
Bush reflected on his legacy in his final White House press conference
Monday.10.At final press conference, Bush says stimulus was needed
BizJournals - Jan 12 9:39 AMAt his final press conference as
commander-
in-chief, President George W. Bush stood by his decision to support
the U.S. Treasury's injection of billions of dollars into the economy
to unfreeze the financial markets.

11.At final press conference, Bush says stimulus was needed
BizJournals - Jan 12 9:39 AMAt his final press conference as
commander-
in-chief, President George W. Bush stood by his decision to support
the U.S. Treasury's injection of billions of dollars into the economy
to unfreeze the financial markets.12.US President Bush To Hold Press
Conference At 9:15 AM EST
Nasdaq - Jan 12 5:09 AMWASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. President George
W. Bush will hold his final press conference before leaving office at
9:15 a.m. EST Monday.13.Stimulus was needed, Bush says at press
conference
The Portland Business Journal - Jan 12 10:36 AMAt his final press
conference Monday as commander-in-chief, President George W. Bush
stood by his decision to support the U.S. Treasury's injection of
billions of dollars into the economy to unfreeze financial markets.
14.'Sometimes you mis-underestimated me': George Bush gives his FINAL
presidential press conference
Daily Mail - Jan 12 7:42 AMGeorge Bush has bowed out at his final
White House press conference by declaring he was a 'mis-
underestimated' president. After eight years of verbal slip-ups, he
couldn't resist one last 'Bushism'.15.Here And Now - Bush Press
Conference
Here and Now - Jan 12 10:17 AMBush Press Conference, Middle East
Update, Globalpost.com, "Ticket-A-Kid", "Rupa and the April
Fishes"16.LIVESTREAM: President Bush's Last Press Conference At
9:15am
WFTV 9 Orlando - Jan 12 6:21 AMPresident George W. Bush assembles the
Washington, D.C., press corp to deliver his last scheduled news
conference as chief executive.17.Bush Gives Final Press Conference As
President
Hartford Courant - Jan 13 3:18 AMBy offering a wistful and
introspective closing argument to the American people who elected him
twice but then lost confidence in him, retiring President George W.
Bush is attempting to write the first draft of his own history. First
came a sober public confession of mistakes and disappointments on
Monday in his final news conference, a remarkably personal moment for
a president never prone to ...18.President Bush's Final Press
Conference
WSAV Savannah - Jan 12 9:06 AMPresident Bush holds final news
conference of presidency. Hear his comments to the press.
19.Transcript of final Bush press conference
Daily Breeze - Jan 12 11:58 PMText of President George W. Bush's final
news conference of his presidency on Monday, as transcribed by CQ
Transcriptions.20.The last word: Bush gives final press conference
McComb Enterprise-Journal - Jan 13 3:20 AMWASHINGTON (AP) -- In a
nostalgic final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his
record vigorously and at times sentimentally today -- and admitted
mistakes, too, including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant
"Mission Accomplished" banner in 2003.

21.Bush defends presidency in final news conference
New Haven Register - Jan 13 12:23 AMAssociated Press WASHINGTON - In a
nostalgic final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his
record vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday. He also admitted
many mistakes, from the "Mission Accomplished" banner during a 2003
Iraq speech to the discovery that the alleged Iraqi weapons of mass
destruction that he used to justify war didn't exist.22.Bush holds
final press conference
The Columbian - Jan 12 4:52 PMWASHINGTON - In a nostalgic final news
conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously
and at times sentimentally Monday - and admitted mistakes, too,
including his optimistic...23.Bush hits at 'axis of evil' in farewell
conference
Times of Malta - Jan 13 12:36 AMUS President George W. Bush makes a
point during his final news conference in the Brady press briefing
room at the White House in Washington, yesterday.24.Bush's Last Press
Conference: Full of Disappointment
Time Magazine - Jan 12 10:46 AMA maudlin President Bush reflects on
the disappointments of his tenure and struggles to own to his mistakes
25.President Bush Holds Likely Final Press Conference, Addresses
Critics
12 FOX Mankato - Jan 12 11:12 AMPresident Bush called the final news
conference of his administration this read more 26.Bush Holds Final
Press Conference
Washington Post - Jan 12 1:00 PMPRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Thank you.
Tapper? We have been through a lot together. As I look to the room, I
see Jake, Mike, Herman, Ann Compton. Just seemed like yesterday that
-- that I was on the campaign trail and you were analyzing my speeches
and my policies. And I see a lot of faces that t... 27.Bush holds
final press conference
The Dalles Chronicle - Jan 12 4:24 PMWASHINGTON -- In a nostalgic
final
news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record
vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday.28.President Bush's Final
Press Conference
CBS 6 Richmond - Jan 12 10:50 AMWASHINGTON (AP) - By turns wistful,
aggressive and joking in the final news conference of his presidency,
President George W. Bush vigorously defended his record Monday but
also offered an extraordinary listing of his mistakes - including his
optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner in
2003.29.Bush admits a few mistakes in last press conference
Houston Chronicle - Jan 12 11:23 PMPresident George W. Bush conceded
Monday in a sometimes emotional, sometimes defiant farewell news
conference that he'd made mistakes and had disappointments on Iraq and
Hurricane Katrina policies, but said that history would prove that his
decisions generally were correct. 30.Bush Holds Final Press Conference
-- Admits Some Mistakes
Editor & Publisher - Jan 12 9:36 AMWASHINGTON In a nostalgic final
news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record
vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday - and admitted mistakes,
too, including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission
Accomplished" banner in 2003.

31.Passionate Bush defends legacy in final news conference
TODAYonline - Jan 12 4:07 PMUS President George W. Bush speaks from
the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House during his final
press conference in Washington, DC. Bush Monday passionately denied
his turbulent presidency had damaged America's moral standing in the
world, in a defiant defense of his record in a farewell White House
news conference.32.Bush thanks W.H. press corps
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Jan 12 9:49 AMBush told W.H. press corps
that he respected and appreciated working with them in his final press
conference.33.Bush defends legacy in final press conference
Los Angeles Times - Jan 13 12:10 AMThe president acknowledges some
mistakes in action and rhetoric but maintains that he made the
difficult choices necessary to defend the nation. By offering a
wistful and introspective closing argument to the American people who
elected him twice but then lost confidence in him, retiring President
George W. Bush is attempting to write the first draft of his own
history. 34.Bush's sense of humor was on full display during his final
news conference as president
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Jan 12 10:39 AMWASHINGTON - In his
final news conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't
lost his sense of humor. Some examples: _When thanking the press for
their work, he poked fun himself, recalling one of his most famous
word mix-ups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me."35.President Bush
Addresses Katrina in Final News Conference
ABC 26 New Orleans - Jan 12 2:29 PMPresident Bush is defending the
federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina. H e gave his last
formal news conference to the press corps today in Washington. H e
says he thought long and hard about his response to Katrina. He says
some things were done right and some things done wrong. Not everyone
agrees. Since Hurricane Katrina, Nancy Marsiglia has been on the ...
36.Graphic: Text from Bush news conference
USA Today - Jan 12 8:45 AMThis graphic, produced using Wordle, shows
the words that President Bush and members of the White House press
corps used most often during this morning's news conference. 37.Bush
defends legacy in final news conference
The Times of India - Jan 12 11:41 AMWASHINGTON: Addressing his final
press conference as president of the United States, George W. Bush
admitted on Monday that it was a mistake to hang a banner saying
"Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier behind him in 2003 as he
declared major combat operations in Iraq over.38.Bush holds final news
conference
USA Today - Jan 12 5:59 AMUpdate at 9 a.m. ET: On Deadline will be
live-blogging the news conference. Bush's final news conference
(01/12/2009) Powered by: CoveritLive Close 9:18 Bush is reflecting on
the time he has spent with members of the White House press corps
since the 2000 presidential campaign. "Sometimes you misunderestimated
me," he says. 9:20 You can watch live here. 9:22 Mideast: Bush says he
hopes the ...39.Nostalgic Bush bids farewell to press
The Washington Times - Jan 12 7:10 AMPresident Bush waxed nostalgic
during a farewell press conference at the White House Monday morning
in which he passionately defended his legacy but also admitted to a
series of mistakes and disappointments over the last eight years.
40.Bush bids farewell and thanks to press
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jan 12 7:09 AMPresident Bush bid thanks and
farewell to the White House press corps Monday, saying he knew they
always tried to do their best even if they "misunderestimated" him. In
the final news conference of his eight-year presidency, Bush singled
out some reporters by name who have covering him since his 2000
campaign. He also said he saw new faces in the West Wing's Brady Press
Briefing Room that ...

41.George W Bush admits mistakes in final press conference - video
Daily Mirror - Jan 13 2:39 AMIt had been a long time coming.. the
moment when George W Bush finally owned up to the disastrous mistakes
that had marked his term as the 43rd US President.42.Bush Holds Formal
Press Conference In Last Days In Office
Hickory Daily Record - Jan 12 6:40 AMPresident George W. Bush is set
to take questions from reporters Monday at a previously unannounced
news conference in the final days of his administration. Bush leaves
office at midday Jan. 20, when President-elect Barack Obama takes the
oath and moves into the Executive Mansion, becoming the 44th
president. The news conference was scheduled for 9:15 a.m. EST.43.The
Last Bush Press Conference: Marvelously Out of Touch
US News & World Report - Jan 12 9:08 AMBush and Reality: Never the Two
Shall Meet44.Bush's jokes during last news conference
Las Vegas Sun - Jan 12 10:56 AMMon, Jan 12, 2009 (10:45 a.m.) In his
final news conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't
lost his sense of humor. Some examples: _When thanking the press for
their work, he poked fun himself, recalling one of his most famous
word mix-ups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me."45.Bush's jokes
during last news conference
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - Jan 12 10:38 AMIn his final news
conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his
sense of humor. Some examples: -When thanking the press for their
work, he poked fun himself, recalling one of his most famous word mix-
ups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me." -He teased CNN White House
correspondent Suzanne Malveaux about his repeated mispronunciation of
her name - it's correctly pronounced ...46.Bush schedules White House
news conference Monday
FOX 12 Idaho - Jan 12 5:09 AMAssociated Press - January 12, 2009 7:53
AM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush is set to take
questions from news reporters at a previously unannounced news
conference in the final...47.Bush's jokes during last news
conference
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 10:18 AMIn his final news conference as
president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor.
Some examples:48.Bush defends presidency in final news conference
Pioneer Press - Jan 12 8:42 AMWASHINGTON -- In a nostalgic final news
conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously
and at times sentimentally today -- and admitted mistakes, too,
including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission
Accomplished" banner in 2003. Press Conference Excerpt 49.Press
Conference by the President
White House News - Jan 12 11:22 AMPresident Bush on Monday said, "And
so here at the last press conference, I'm interested in answering some
of your questions. But mostly I'm interested in saying thank you for
the job."50.Regrets? I've quite a few, admits George Bush at his final
presidential press conference
Daily Mail - Jan 12 4:00 PMFor eight years his verbal slip ups have
appalled and amused in equal measure. Yesterday, with an eloquent
successor waiting in the wings, George Bush couldn't resist one last
'Bushism'.

51.Bush gives final - sometimes emotional - news conference as
president
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jan 13 5:07 AMBy DAVID LIGHTMAN WASHINGTON
-- President George W. Bush conceded Monday in a sometimes emotional,
sometimes defiant farewell news conference that he'd made mistakes and
had disappointments on Iraq and Hurricane Katrina policies, but said
history would prove that his decisions generally were correct. "Not
finding weapons of mass destruction [in Iraq] was a significant
disappointment," he said. ...52.President Bush?s Final News
Conference
New York Times - Jan 12 9:15 AMThe transcript of President Bush?s news
conference, as provided by the White House53.Bush bids farewell and
thanks to press
AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 6:44 AMPresident Bush bid thanks and
farewell to the White House press corps Monday, saying he knew they
always tried to do their best even if they "misunderestimated" him.
54.Bush jests with the press
Edmonton Sun - Jan 13 1:52 AMWASHINGTON -- At his final news
conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his
sense of humour. Some examples: - When thanking the reporters for
their work, he poked fun at himself, recalling one of his most famous
word mixups: "Sometimes you misunderestimated me."55.George Bush's
final press conference transcript
The Vicksburg Post - Jan 12 10:23 AMBUSH: Thank you. Tapper? We have
been through a lot together. As I look to the room, I see Jake, Mike,
Herman, Ann Compton. Just seemed like yesterday that -- that I was on
the campaign trail and you were analyzing my speeches and my policies.
56.Bush Bids Farewell At News Conference
NPR - Jan 12 1:30 PMPresident Bush have given his last news
conference, bidding farewell to the journalists who have peppered him
with questions over the past eight years. Unlike four years ago, he
seemed prepared Monday to talk about what he sees as his biggest
mistakes while in office.57.Bush defends presidency in final news
conference (8:52 a.m.)
Las Cruces Sun-News - Jan 13 2:45 AMBush defends presidency in final
news conference (8:52 a.m.)58.At Final News Conference, A Reflective
Bush
NPR - Jan 12 1:31 PMWith just eight days left in office, President
Bush looked back over eight years in office and talked about his joys
and disappointments in his final White House news conference. He also
had words of encouragement for his successor, Barack Obama.59.Bush
defends presidency in final news conference
Royal Oak Daily Tribune - Jan 13 6:44 AMWASHINGTON (AP) -- President
George W. Bush said Monday in the final news conference of his
presidency that he would ask Congress to release the remaining $350
billion in Wall Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama
asks him to do so. But he said Obama hasn't so far.60.Bush says
farewell to White House press corps
International Herald Tribune - Jan 12 10:13 AMGeorge W. Bush's last
news conference was sentimental and sometimes defiant.

61.Bush says farewell to White House press corps
International Herald Tribune - Jan 12 10:13 AMGeorge W. Bush's last
news conference was sentimental and sometimes defiant.62.Bush
introspective, defiant at last news conference
Chicago Tribune - Jan 12 9:07 AMA retiring President George W. Bush,
delivering the final and most introspective news conference of his
long presidency, acknowledged Monday the several "mistakes" and
"disappointments" of his tumultuous two terms in the Oval Office, yet
voiced a defiant insistence that he made the choices necessary to
defend the nation from threats that still persist today. 63.Bush bids
reporters farewell in final press conference
Delaware Coast Press - Jan 12 8:29 AMPresident Bush this morning
declared emphatically that "most people around the world respect
America," strongly disagreeing with the idea that the country's moral
standing suffered during his time in office.64.DUBYA FLUBYA: BUSH
'FESSES UP TO ERRORS
New York Post - Jan 13 3:34 AMIt took him eight years, but President
Bush is finally owning up to making mistakes. The 43rd president
yesterday turned his final White House press conference into a
combative yet wistful report card. He even conceded that he deserved
some...65.Bush defends himself at farewell press conference
NDTV - Jan 12 10:43 AMUS President George W Bush on Monday cautioned
his successor Barack Obama that the country still faced a "grave
threat" of a terrorist attack but dismissed assessments that America's
global moral standing was damaged during his presidency.66.President
Bush, Press Conference, New Orleans and Katrina
Bayou Buzz - Jan 13 8:33 AMSen. Landrieu Responds67.Bush's jokes
during last news conference
AP via Yahoo! Philippines News - Jan 12 10:18 AMIn his final news
conference as president, George W. Bush showed he hasn't lost his
sense of humor.68.Bush's Swan Song
Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel - 2 hours, 10 minutes agoThe media's
accounts of Bush's "last press conference" fail to do the slightest
justice to the comic horror of that performance. (For some long
excerpts, see the link below.)69.Bush Admits Mistakes In Final News
Conference
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Jan 12 4:18 PMIn a nostalgic farewell news
conference, President George W. Bush reflected on the last eight years
of his presidency, admitting several mistakes but mostly defending
decisions that have become largely unpopular during his second term.
70.Bush Looks Back, Iran Pressures Hamas to Keep Fighting, and an
Update on Barack Obama
US News & World Report - Jan 12 3:09 PMBush gives his final press
conference, Iran meddles in Gaza, and all your latest Obama news.

71.President Bush, Press Conference, New Orleans and Katrina
Bayou Buzz - Jan 13 8:33 AMSen. Landrieu Responds72.Bush holds final
news conference
Detroit Free Press - Jan 12 7:02 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W.
Bush said today in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do
so. But he said Obama hasn't so far.73.A kind word for Bush
Journal Inquirer - Jan 13 9:18 AMGeorge W. Bush is packing up now. He
has a house in Dallas. He gave his last press conference yesterday. He
is preparing a farewell address for national TV.74.Bush defends
presidency in final news conference
The Toledo Blade - Jan 12 7:34 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W.
Bush
said Monday in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do
so. But he said Obama hasn't so far. Requesting the money before Bush
leaves office Jan. 20 would take the burden off Obama's shoulders of
making his own ...75.Bush defends presidency in final news
conference
The Natchez Democrat - Jan 12 2:03 PMBy turns wistful aggressive and
joking in the final news conference of his presidency President George
W. Bush ...76.Emotional at the last, Bush defends his presidency
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - Jan 12 11:36 PMDana Benge watched
the press conference on television and talks about the sorrow she saw
in Bush's eyes.77.Final press conference exposes shortcomings
The Daily Gamecock - Jan 12 8:57 PMA public figure's final press
conference is usually little more than a final chance to say goodbye
to the media and public, and an opportunity to discuss future plans.
For the 43rd president, it was an attempt to apologize.78.Fact-
Checking President Bush� EURO s Final Press Conference
Gallup - Jan 12 3:03 PMGallup reviews President Bush� EURO s final
official press conference in light of public opinion data,
highlighting some differences of opinion between the outgoing
president and his constituents.79.Bush Reflects, Admits Errors
Fox News - Jan 12 8:56 AMAt 'final' press conference, outgoing
president discusses his legacy, Obama and 'disappointments' |
TRANSCRIPT * Bush Gives Joint Interview With Father | TRANSCRIPT
80.Full text of Bush's final news conference
The Kansas City Star - Jan 12 9:11 AMText of President George W.
Bush's final news conference of his presidency on Monday, as
transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.

81.President Bush concedes mistakes during Katrina, but says fed
action not slow
New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jan 12 7:38 PMAP Photo/Gerald Herbert
President George W. Bush ponders a question during the final news
conference of his administration today in the Brady Press Briefing
Room of the White House in Washington. Read More * Associated Press
story * Times-Picayune...82.Bush defends presidency in final news
conference
The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 12 8:53 AMPresident George W. Bush
gestures during a news conference, Monday in the pressroom at the
White House in Washington. AP WASHINGTON - In a nostalgic final news
conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously
and at times sentimentally Monday -- and admitted mistakes, too,
including his optimistic Iraq speech before a giant "Mission
Accomplished" banner in 2003.83.My legacy of mistakes and triumphs, by
Bush
Evening Standard - Jan 13 3:12 AMGEORGE Bush warned his successor that
a terrorist attack "on our homeland" remained the greatest threat to
the US as he delivered his final press conference.84.Bush defends
presidency in final news conference
San Jose Mercury News - Jan 12 7:22 AMWASHINGTON -- President George
W.
Bush said today in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do
so.
85.Bush on defense in final news conference
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Jan 12 7:48 AMWASHINGTON--In a nostalgic
final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record
vigorously and at times sentimentally today. He also admitted many
mistakes, from the "Mission Accomplished" banner during a 2003 Iraq
speech to the discovery that the alleged Iraqi weapons of mass
destruction that he used to justify war didn't exist.86.Bush defends
presidency in final news conference
AP via Yahoo! Singapore News - Jan 12 6:57 AMPresident George W. Bush
said Monday in the final news conference of his presidency that he
would ask Congress to release the remaining $350 billion in Wall
Street bailout money if President-elect Barack Obama asks him to do
so.
87.At a Presidency's End, Reflections on the Bush Legacy
The Online NewsHour - Jan 12 5:43 PMPresident George W. Bush gave his
final press conference Monday, admitting to some mistakes while
defending his actions on national security and the economy. Analysts
look back on Mr. Bush's eight years in office.88.Emotional at the
last, Bush defends his presidency
Whittier Daily News - Jan 12 11:42 PMWASHINGTON - With rare public
emotion, George W. Bush sat in judgment on his controversial,
consequential presidency on Monday Video: President Bush's last press
conference 89.Bush: Press At Times "Mis-Underestimated" Me
KWTX-TV Waco - Jan 12 7:40 AMPresident Bush delivered his last press
conference as President Monday, saying he respected the press but
didn't always like the stories.90.Bernie Sanders Rejects Pro-Bush
Rewrite of Iraq War History
The Nation via Yahoo! News - Jan 12 9:31 AMThe Nation -- George W.
Bush used his valedictory press conference Monday to compare his
presidency with that of Abraham Lincoln and to profess confusion about
why so many Americans reacted so negatively to his tenure in the Oval
Office.

91.I did make mistakes as President, admits George W Bush
Daily Record - Jan 13 2:17 AMGEORGE Bush gave his last press
conference as president yesterday - and admitted his failings during
eight years in power.92.9/11, two wars, Katrina: 'We had fun', says
Bush
Guardian Unlimited - Jan 12 10:20 PMIt was eight turbulent years:
9/11, two wars, Hurricane Katrina and the worst recession since the
1930s. But President George Bush 's verdict at his final press
conference yesterday was: "We had fun."93.The Buzz: Did the press
'misunderestimate' the president?
The Kansas City Star - Jan 12 9:26 PMAt President George W. Bush's
final press conference Monday, he thanked the press for their work.
94.Bush defends Katrina response
Miami Herald - Jan 12 4:05 PMWASHINGTON - In his last press conference
as commander-in-chief, President Bush on Monday forcefully defended
his response to Hurricane Katrina, saying that the federal rescue of
30,000 people from rooftops was a tribute to the Coast Guard, but
critics countered that FEMA was the president's failure.95.Clinton
Awaits Hearing As Bush Holds Final Presser
NPR - Jan 12 10:12 AMIt's an intense week in politics. We examine
President George Bush's final press conference and the buildup to
confirmation hearings for Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder. We also
explore when Congress is likely to release the second half of the $700
billion bailout package.96.Bush schedules White House news conference
today
Tulsa World - Jan 12 5:28 AMWASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush is
set to take questions from reporters Monday at a previously
unannounced news conference in the final days of his administration.
97.Reflective Bush Warns Obama of Attacks Against Nation, Criticism
Facing President
Fox News - Jan 12 5:04 AMIn his last press conference at the White
House, President Bush said keeping the homeland safe will be the new
president's biggest challenge, but he won't stand over Barack Obama to
tell him how to do it. 98.Watch Bush's last news conference now
Rockford Register Star - Jan 12 6:28 AMPresident Bush has started his
final news conference as the U.S. president. 99.Bush schedules White
House news conference Monday
FOX 19 Cincinnati - Jan 12 5:10 AMWASHINGTON (AP) - President George
W. Bush is set to take questions from news reporters at a previously
unannounced news conference in the final days of his administration.
100.History will determine Bush's legacy
Journal & Courier - Jan 12 11:10 PMPresident George W. Bush has said
that historians will judge his presidency, but his final press
conference Monday seemed to be an attempt to put some spin on the last
eight years.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 22:57:35 UTC
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Post by RichL
Post by Mike Pritchard
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press
conference, the White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with
office interns (what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).
They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.
Doh!
Mike
Documentation?  That sounds like the kind of story that thrives in the
blogosphere but doesn't survive serious examination.
Actually it's all over the local news here.
HAHAHAHA

All over the "local news" in some bumfuck cowtown in Ohio?

Surely you can up with a link from your local cowpapers and prove it?

Meanwhile, I've posted hundreds of links showing no such news and live
in Los Angeles where there has been no mention in local news and no
mention on CNN or FOX.

Dana Milbank, panned by libs like Barbara Boxer and even Keith
Olbermann (banned from his show) and hated by the White House, Dana
Milbank is now the source of DickL's fantasy world.

Too fucking funny...

LOL

More on Dana Milbank -

http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller200407130823.asp

The Opinion Journalism of Dana Milbank
"Bush's top staff, however, is definitely not happy with Milbank. He
holds one of the premier jobs in political journalism — White House
correspondent for the Washington Post — yet he approaches his beat
with anything but balance"

http://www.danamilbank.com/about.html
"The (Bush) Administration’s least favorite journalist. And it’s not
hard to see why.”
—The American Prospect

"Taking trash journalism to new heights.”
—Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

“Many of us do believe Dana is rabid…there is probably nothing human,
at least, that could balance Dana. I have suggested a close
examination of various reptiles, and it may be that we need to go to
the Galapagos Islands to find something appropriate.”
—Tom Edsall, former Washington Post colleague

“The most anti-Bush reporter currently assigned to the White House by
a major news organization.”
—National Review

“Washington PR folks, who would normally auction off their right arm
to get the Washington Post to cover their boss’ press conference, know
by now that having Dana Milbank show up is probably more of a curse
than a blessing.”
—potomacflacks.com

Wonkette poll—Dana Milbank is…
…emblematic of the deterioration of the American media. 12.1%
…the savior of American journalism. 13.5%
…a publicity whore. 74.4%

-----


HAHAHAHA

'nuff said.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 22:32:41 UTC
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Post by Mike Pritchard
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press
conference, the White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with
office interns (what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).
They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.
Doh!
Mike
Documentation? �That sounds like the kind of story that thrives in the
blogosphere but doesn't survive serious examination.
I found it... the only source is Dan Milbank of Wash Post picked up by
Huffington Post.

Otherwise, no other source.


LOL
�What is truly bizarre
is that he still doesn't get it, he still figures the federal response to
Katrina was pretty good,
Yep, the Federal response was good. I guess you think 30,000 people
rescued by helicopter from rooftops was a failure. Don't blame Bush
for Nagin's hotel room meltdown.

Do you know the difference between Federal and local response?

Bush can't be everywhere, that's why we have mayors and governors.
he still thinks invading Iraq was the right thing
to do even though he was "disappointed" Saddam didn't have any WMDs,
So, breaking a truce and 18 UN resolutions was ok by you? Passing the
Saddam problem on to future generations is ok by you? Having a madman
controlling one of the world's largest oil reserves is ok by you?
Geez, you libs just don't get anything.

And you wonder why Osama had the balls to fly planes into our
buildings? LOL

"The US is a paper tiger. They will do nothing" - Osama Bin Laden
he
still thinks America's reputation around the world is good with only a few
sourpuss European countries being unhappy with America's actions in recent
years. �
Boo hoo, the the Arabs hate us more than ever...
And clearly he believes the press was always out to get him
regardless of what actions he took,
A blind fool could see that was the case. Study after study shows the
press is liberal and Obama got a free ride during the elections.
as if the mountains of criticism of his
administration from all directions (including from plenty of conservatives)
You mean dejected conservatives and has-beens?
was all just partisan liberal spin. �The man only gave 47 press conferences
in eight years while Obama has done 13 since being elected,
Oh yeah, you mean the 13 propaganda conferences about who he selected
for his cabinet? Big deal. The hardest question Obama's ever been
asked is when is the new puppy coming to the White House. LOL

Any other serious question is answered by, "There's only one president
at a time".

LOL
the Bush
administration ignored the press whenever possible, but he can't figure out
why relations with the press were often so cold, astonishing. �He's truly an
amazing character, captain of the Titanic still denying he did anything
really wrong as the icy water is closing over his head, unbelievable.
Unbeliavable is right. Magic Negro week is about to begin and you're
still whining about Bush like a sore winning liberal. LOL

What are you going to do when he's gone? You going to actually pick up
a guitar?
RichL
2009-01-13 22:46:59 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press
conference, the White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with
office interns (what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).
They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.
Doh!
Mike
Documentation? ?That sounds like the kind of story that thrives in
the blogosphere but doesn't survive serious examination.
I found it... the only source is Dan Milbank of Wash Post picked up by
Huffington Post.
Otherwise, no other source.
Oh yeah you *found* it after I posted it.
Good work!
by the way, it's *Dana* Milbank, not Dan.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-13 22:52:47 UTC
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Post by RichL
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by Mike Pritchard
I just ran across something more--and, it's pretty funny, actually.
Apparently, there was so little interest in W's final press
conference, the White House had to fill the rows of empty seats with
office interns (what--so W wouldn't feel bad?!?!).
They'd been planning a big crowd--standing room, only.
Doh!
Mike
Documentation? ?That sounds like the kind of story that thrives in
the blogosphere but doesn't survive serious examination.
I found it... the only source is Dan Milbank of Wash Post picked up by
Huffington Post.
Otherwise, no other source.
Oh yeah you *found* it after I posted it.
Good work!
by the way, it's *Dana* Milbank, not Dan.- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
Wrong, it's "DICK" L, not "Rich" L.

LOL

DickL getting all bent out of shape about a typo!

How about that "Dana"?

All these reports you quote, but you can only find one by "Dana" (fag,
perhaps?)

LOL

More on Dana Milbank -

http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller200407130823.asp

The Opinion Journalism of Dana Milbank
"Bush's top staff, however, is definitely not happy with Milbank. He
holds one of the premier jobs in political journalism — White House
correspondent for the Washington Post — yet he approaches his beat
with anything but balance"

http://www.danamilbank.com/about.html
"The (Bush) Administration’s least favorite journalist. And it’s not
hard to see why.”
—The American Prospect

"Taking trash journalism to new heights.”
—Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

“Many of us do believe Dana is rabid…there is probably nothing human,
at least, that could balance Dana. I have suggested a close
examination of various reptiles, and it may be that we need to go to
the Galapagos Islands to find something appropriate.”
—Tom Edsall, former Washington Post colleague

“The most anti-Bush reporter currently assigned to the White House by
a major news organization.”
—National Review

“Washington PR folks, who would normally auction off their right arm
to get the Washington Post to cover their boss’ press conference, know
by now that having Dana Milbank show up is probably more of a curse
than a blessing.”
—potomacflacks.com

Wonkette poll—Dana Milbank is…
…emblematic of the deterioration of the American media. 12.1%
…the savior of American journalism. 13.5%
…a publicity whore. 74.4%

-----


HAHAHAHA

'nuff said.
DGDevin
2009-01-14 02:02:25 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
I found it... the only source is Dan Milbank of Wash Post picked up by
Huffington Post.
Otherwise, no other source.
Other than the evidence of our own eyes you mean? Watch the video, you can
see empty seats.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Yep, the Federal response was good. I guess you think 30,000 people
rescued by helicopter from rooftops was a failure. Don't blame Bush
for Nagin's hotel room meltdown.
Those thousands of people stuck at the Superdome while the whole country
(except Brownie) watched, some of whom died for lack of medical care, you
figure they just don't count? Truckloads of ice shuttling around from place
to place before finally being dumped, hundreds of FEMA trailers sitting
empty sinking into the mud, FEMA trailers (supplied without competetive
bidding by well-connected companies) that off-gas formaldehyde, that idiot
Mike Brown given a job he wasn't remotely capable of doing, the GAO
reporting over a billion dollars wasted on fraudulent aid payments,
contractors hired (without competetive bidding) to clear debris overcharging
the govt. by as much as 600%, the feds agreeing to rebuild the levees to Cat
3 standards when they need to be Cat 5, two of Bush's proposed three
anti-poverty programs for the area being abandoned--and so on and so forth,
yeah, that's a good response alright, just great.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Do you know the difference between Federal and local response?
NO and LA don't run FEMA, they didn't appoint the clown with the fake resume
who was pretending to run it, that was your boy Bush. You remember, the
same Bush who denied ever being warned of possible levee breaks, at least
until that video-conference where he and Brown discussed exactly that issue
was released by the Assoc. Press.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Bush can't be everywhere, that's why we have mayors and governors.
The city and the state share much of the blame for what happened as a result
of Katrina, Nagin is a clown and Blanco wasn't much better. That doesn't
change the fact that the federal govt. was caught with its pants down.
Post by l***@gmail.com
So, breaking a truce and 18 UN resolutions was ok by you? Passing the
Saddam problem on to future generations is ok by you? Having a madman
controlling one of the world's largest oil reserves is ok by you?
Geez, you libs just don't get anything.
Are you capable of responding to what people actually post or do you always
have to make up some shit they didn't say and respond to that instead? No
need to answer, it's more than obvious, you're too hopelessly crooked to
engage in an honest bebate.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Boo hoo, the the Arabs hate us more than ever...
Notice all the countries that came to realize they'd been conned into
participating in the invasion of Iraq but pulled their troops out when they
saw what a disaster it was? Were any of them "Arabs"?
Post by l***@gmail.com
A blind fool could see that was the case. Study after study shows the
press is liberal and Obama got a free ride during the elections.
The press is largely liberal, that didn't stop the NY Times from banging the
war drum in the run-up to the invasion. You might also recall that the
previous occupant of the Oval Office, fellow named Clinton, was royally
roasted by the press for most of his two terms. Odd that the liberal press
would attack a liberal President, isn't it. As for Obama getting a free
ride, if claiming that helps you get over the Republicans getting the crap
kicked out of them by the voters, cool, you go with that.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Post by DGDevin
as if the mountains of criticism of his
administration from all directions (including from plenty of
conservatives)
You mean dejected conservatives and has-beens?
I mean some of the leading conservative figures in America, from Wm. F.
Buckley, Jr. to David Brooks, people smart enough to figure out when they
had backed the wrong horse. On the other hand there are the kool-aid
drinkers who still think Bush did a heckuva job despite the country being in
the worst state it's been in since Vietnam.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Oh yeah, you mean the 13 propaganda conferences about who he selected
for his cabinet? Big deal. The hardest question Obama's ever been
asked is when is the new puppy coming to the White House. LOL
Even if that were true it's a question he'd be able to answer, your boy Bush
couldn't pronounce the names of most breeds of dog.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Any other serious question is answered by, "There's only one president
at a time".
LOL
LOL indeed, you'd be screaming your head off if he'd intruded on the closing
days of the Bush administration, don't pretend otherwise.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Unbeliavable is right. Magic Negro week is about to begin and you're
still whining about Bush like a sore winning liberal. LOL
It's always nice when a reptile like you shows his true colors.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-14 06:30:05 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
I found it... the only source is Dan Milbank of Wash Post picked up by
Huffington Post.
Otherwise, no other source.
Other than the evidence of our own eyes you mean?  Watch the video, you can
see empty seats.
But why are they empty? Because "there was so little interest in W's
final press conference" or because only one journalist per news agency
was allowed? You think 35 different news agencies means "little
interest.

The press conference made front page news in most US newspapers and
was on all the news networks. It was probably one of the biggest
covered since Katrina.

I exposed a lib lie and showed how libs like Pritchard and Dick "It
all over the news" Leavit exagerate.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Yep, the Federal response was good. I guess you think 30,000 people
rescued by helicopter from rooftops was a failure. Don't blame Bush
for Nagin's hotel room meltdown.
Those thousands of people stuck at the Superdome while the whole country
(except Brownie) watched, some of whom died for lack of medical care, you
figure they just don't count?  Truckloads of ice shuttling around from place
to place before finally being dumped, hundreds of FEMA trailers sitting
empty sinking into the mud, FEMA trailers (supplied without competetive
bidding by well-connected companies) that off-gas formaldehyde, that idiot
Mike Brown given a job he wasn't remotely capable of doing, the GAO
reporting over a billion dollars wasted on fraudulent aid payments,
contractors hired (without competetive bidding) to clear debris overcharging
the govt. by as much as 600%, the feds agreeing to rebuild the levees to Cat
3 standards when they need to be Cat 5, two of Bush's proposed three
anti-poverty programs for the area being abandoned--and so on and so forth,
yeah, that's a good response alright, just great.
Again, you're mixing up Federal with Local. If someone robs your
house, Bush isn't going to send a guy out to help you either.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Do you know the difference between Federal and local response?
NO and LA don't run FEMA, they didn't appoint the clown with the fake resume
You mean like Oafbama giving the highly important CIA position to Leon
Panetta - someone with no intelligence experience?

What about Bill "I'm a Mexican" Richardson? He lasted what, 6 days
before his scandal and dropped out?

How about his choice to run the Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner,
the guy who failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004?

LOL

And Obama hasn't even taken office yet! LOL
Post by l***@gmail.com
Bush can't be everywhere, that's why we have mayors and governors.
The city and the state share much of the blame for what happened as a result
of Katrina, Nagin is a clown and Blanco wasn't much better.  That doesn't
change the fact that the federal govt. was caught with its pants down.
It doesn't change that 30,000 people were rescued off of rooftops
either.

Bush admitted he coukld have done better, why isn't this good enough
for you?

When has Clinton ever admitted anything wrong?
Post by l***@gmail.com
So, breaking a truce and 18 UN resolutions was ok by you? Passing the
Saddam problem on to future generations is ok by you? Having a madman
controlling one of the world's largest oil reserves is ok by you?
Geez, you libs just don't get anything.
Are you capable of responding to what people actually post or do you always
have to make up some shit they didn't say and respond to that instead?  No
need to answer, it's more than obvious, you're too hopelessly crooked to
engage in an honest bebate.
LOL

I asked why you thought it was wrong to go into Iraq just because we
didn't WMD.. Apparently I hit a nerve.

I guess you forgot about all that other bad stuff Saddam did and how
everyone (Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton, France, Russia) said he had WMD.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Boo hoo, the the Arabs hate us more than ever...
Notice all the countries that came to realize they'd been conned into
participating in the invasion of Iraq but pulled their troops out when they
saw what a disaster it was?  Were any of them "Arabs"?
Yep, we should be more like Spain and run like cowards when terrorists
hit.

Interesting how you equate "winning" to what is "right".

I guess if we had lost to Germany and Japan in WW2, we would have been
"wrong" to fight it, 10 million + murdered innocent people be damned.

But we didn't lose in Iraq, the "war is lost" crowd popped their wad
early and bitter people like you who still think we lost are in
denial. Good luck with that....
Post by l***@gmail.com
A blind fool could see that was the case. Study after study shows the
press is liberal and Obama got a free ride during the elections.
The press is largely liberal, that didn't stop the NY Times from banging the
war drum in the run-up to the invasion.  
Yep, them and most other Americans (92% supported Bush after 9/11)
stabbed Bush in the back just a few short months later when it didn't
end like a video game with no deaths.

Libs are idiots who thought war was a game and and cheered and didn't
realize people would die and it would be a long fight like Bush said
it would be.
You might also recall that the
previous occupant of the Oval Office, fellow named Clinton, was royally
roasted by the press for most of his two terms.  Odd that the liberal press
would attack a liberal President, isn't it.  
Are you capable of responding to what people actually post or do you
alwaysn have to make up some shit they didn't say and respond to that
instead?
As for Obama getting a free
ride, if claiming that helps you get over the Republicans getting the crap
kicked out of them by the voters, cool, you go with that.
LMFAO

The Pew study group found that FOX news was the ONLY news that gave
fair and balanced coverage to both candidates. ALL OTHER NEWS gave way
more positive press to Obama.

Yeah, I'll go with that...
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Post by DGDevin
as if the mountains of criticism of his
administration from all directions (including from plenty of conservatives)
You mean dejected conservatives and has-beens?
I mean some of the leading conservative figures in America, from Wm. F.
Buckley, Jr.
LOL... junior.
to David Brooks, people smart enough to figure out when they
had backed the wrong horse.  
He's so important that I've never heard of him.

Even did a Yahoo search, they didn't care too much for him either.

LOL
On the other hand
Is that it? What about the abused "hard core" conservative Colin
Powell. Don't forget him. LOL

Meanwhile, a sitting Democratic senator and ex-VP choice of the Dems
publicly supports Bush's plans and endorsed McCain.

Give me just one equivalent to Joe Lieberman... nice try.
there are the kool-aid
drinkers who still think Bush did a heckuva job despite the country being in
the worst state it's been in since Vietnam.
Ah, not going to use "since the great depression"?

What's wrong, lib, you all been saying it's doomsday, don't be back
off now.

Bush had a recession when he started and when he left, but 52 weeks of
growth inbetween.

You lose....
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Oh yeah, you mean the 13 propaganda conferences about who he selected
for his cabinet? Big deal. The hardest question Obama's ever been
asked is when is the new puppy coming to the White House. LOL
Even if that were true it's a question he'd be able to answer, your boy Bush
couldn't pronounce the names of most breeds of dog.
Your boy Obama can't pronounce the number of breeds he is...
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Any other serious question is answered by, "There's only one president
at a time".
LOL
LOL indeed, you'd be screaming your head off if he'd intruded on the closing
days of the Bush administration, don't pretend otherwise.
So much for those important PCs. LOL
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Unbeliavable is right. Magic Negro week is about to begin and you're
still whining about Bush like a sore winning liberal. LOL
It's always nice when a reptile like you shows his true colors.
LOL

Tell it to the LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-ehrenstein19mar19,0,5335087.story?coll=la-opinion-center

Obama the 'Magic Negro'
The Illinois senator lends himself to white America's idealized, less-
than-real black man.
By David Ehrenstein, L.A.-based DAVID EHRENSTEIN writes about
Hollywood and politics.
March 19, 2007
AS EVERY CARBON-BASED life form on this planet surely knows, Barack
Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for
president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of
commentary about him in all quarters — musing over his charisma and
the prospect he offers of being the first African American to be
elected to the White House.

But it's clear that Obama also is running for an equally important
unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination — the
"Magic Negro."


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Perhaps you and DickL need more sensitivity lessons. Maybe you won't
be so bitter all the time....
DGDevin
2009-01-14 08:30:29 UTC
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Again, you're mixing up Federal with Local. If someone robs your
house, Bush isn't going to send a guy out to help you either.
Everything I just listed was *federal,* not state, not local, *federal*.
You really do suffer massive reading comprehension issues, don't you.
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Post by DGDevin
NO and LA don't run FEMA, they didn't appoint the clown with the fake resume
You mean like Oafbama giving the highly important CIA position to Leon
Panetta - someone with no intelligence experience?
We all know you have problems using a search engine, but compare Panetta's
CV with Brown's. Notice the difference in scale and achievement. One is a
former White House Chief of Staff, former member of Congress, former
distinguished university professor. The other used to run an organization
that overseas judges at horse shows until they ran him off, requiring him to
pad his resume with fake experience. See the difference?

I watched a couple of former CIA officers discussing this matter with
Charlie Rose the other day, politically quite different, but they agreed
some of the best CIA directors have been superb administrators rather than
people with intelligence experience. Look at it this way, who would you
rather have running a hospital, an excellent administrator who knows budgets
and staffing and logistics? Or a doctor who can't balance his own
checkbook? Which would make more sense?
Post by l***@gmail.com
What about Bill "I'm a Mexican" Richardson? He lasted what, 6 days
before his scandal and dropped out?
Compare that with the parade of scandals we've seen the past eight years.
Look up the past dozen or so members of Congress indicted for corruption,
how many have been Dems and how many Republican?
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How about his choice to run the Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner,
the guy who failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004?
It's a black eye but it doesn't seem a very serious one considering Senate
Republicans aren't running with it, the IRS considered it minor enough they
didn't even fine him, just accepted his payment after an audit. Geithner is
a sharp cat, if this is the worst anyone can find on him then he's in pretty
good shape.
Post by l***@gmail.com
And Obama hasn't even taken office yet! LOL
Hasn't started any unjustified wars either, that puts him ahead of Bush
already.
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Bush admitted he coukld have done better, why isn't this good enough
for you?
Oh yeah, he said he could have landed Air Force One instead of just
surveying the devastation from the air, that summed up his personal
liability.
Post by l***@gmail.com
When has Clinton ever admitted anything wrong?
Now that's funny, you cry constantly about "libs" not being able to get past
Bush, but at the drop of a hat you're back to complaining about Clinton and
he's been out of office eight years!
Post by l***@gmail.com
I asked why you thought it was wrong to go into Iraq just because we
didn't WMD.. Apparently I hit a nerve.
You could hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle. They said Saddam had
WMDs, Cheney said it, Bush said it, they said they didn't want the proof to
be a mushroom cloud over an American city. It was bullshit, Saddam had no
WMDs, both Bush and Cheney have public said so in the past week so there's
no point pretending maybe Saddam sorta kinda might have perhaps had some
stashed away someplace. The justification for a war that has killed over
4,000 American soldiers and costs three billion dollars a week was false.
So take your pick, either they were too incompetent to judge the
intelligence properly, or they knew it was bogus but they wanted the
invasion for other reasons, either way it is one of the greatest foreign
policy blunders in American history.
Post by l***@gmail.com
I guess you forgot about all that other bad stuff Saddam did and how
everyone (Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton, France, Russia) said he had WMD.
I've forgotten no such thing, Saddam was an evil rat-bastard, but that isn't
the issue. One of the main sources for intel that Saddam was working on new
WMDs was "Curveball," a man German intelligence warned Washington was an
alcoholic compulsive liar not to be relied on. So how did the Bush
administration react to that? They sent Colin Powell to the UN to repeat
Curveball's lies word for word, they treated him as a certified solid-gold
reliable source. Again, they were either incompetent or dishonest, take
your pick.
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Yep, we should be more like Spain and run like cowards when terrorists
hit.
Why should they have stayed in Iraq? There were no WMDs, clearly the Iraqi
people didn't want them there, so lay out the logic of why they should have
stayed.
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Interesting how you equate "winning" to what is "right".
Quote me.
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I guess if we had lost to Germany and Japan in WW2, we would have been
"wrong" to fight it, 10 million + murdered innocent people be damned.
The logic of a child, comparing different historical events in terms that
make no sense.
Post by l***@gmail.com
But we didn't lose in Iraq, the "war is lost" crowd popped their wad
early and bitter people like you who still think we lost are in
denial. Good luck with that....
What did we win, please explain that. We lost a bunch of dead soldiers,
we've pissed away trillions of dollars, most of the world distrusts America,
Iran has been given a huge boost, and the relative level of violence today
has been obtained not by "The Surge" but by arming local Sunni tribal
leaders in effect turning them into warlords who have been bribed to fight
Al Qaeda instead of the American Army. As one commentator put it, it's like
the cops paying the Crips to fight the Bloods. And the govt. of Iraq is
still a joke, the Kurds consider themselves a separate nation, there is no
political settlement and everybody is looking over their shoulder wondering
what Iran will do, some victory.
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Post by DGDevin
The press is largely liberal, that didn't stop the NY Times from
banging the war drum in the run-up to the invasion.
Yep, them and most other Americans (92% supported Bush after 9/11)
stabbed Bush in the back just a few short months later when it didn't
end like a video game with no deaths.
You mean when everything BushCo said about the invasion turned out to be
bogus, "We'll be greeted as liberators," not to mention those fictional
WMDs.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Libs are idiots who thought war was a game and and cheered and didn't
realize people would die and it would be a long fight like Bush said
it would be.
So that's what that "Mission Accomplished" banner really meant, that was
Bush's way of saying Iraq was going to be a long and bloody fight, who knew?
What was it he said in his speech on the carrier deck, major combat
operations in Iraq are over. And since then over 4,000 U.S. GIs have died,
not to mention hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. Man, you couldn't construct
a cohesive argument if your life depended on it.
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You mean dejected conservatives and has-beens?
I mean some of the leading conservative figures in America, from Wm.
F. Buckley, Jr.
LOL... junior.
Brilliant.
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to David Brooks, people smart enough to figure out when they
had backed the wrong horse.
He's so important that I've never heard of him.
How surprising what with your encyclopedia-like grasp of history and current
affairs.
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Bush had a recession when he started and when he left, but 52 weeks of
growth inbetween.
You lose....
So by your logic since the Titanic made it *most* of the way across the
Atlantic none of the passengers had any right to complain, the disaster only
came at the very end of the trip.
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Post by DGDevin
Even if that were true it's a question he'd be able to answer, your
boy Bush couldn't pronounce the names of most breeds of dog.
Your boy Obama can't pronounce the number of breeds he is...
Aha, that's your true colors showing again, you cross-burning sack of shit.
Post by l***@gmail.com
Perhaps you and DickL need more sensitivity lessons. Maybe you won't
be so bitter all the time....
Reminds me of the story about the drunk and the fat old battle-axe who
accuses him of being an alcoholic. He admits it, but points out in the
morning he'll be sober, but she will still be ugly. Rich and I might get
smarter or better-informed or whatever, but you Spewboy, you'll always be an
ignorant little asshole.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-14 23:26:23 UTC
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Again, you're mixing up Federal with Local. If someone robs your
house, Bush isn't going to send a guy out to help you either.
Everything I just listed was *federal,* not state, not local, *federal*.
You really do suffer massive reading comprehension issues, don't you.
LOL

What don't you get? Bush told *everyone* to evacuate. The school
busses were ready to evacuate the poor (blacks, Blum etc.), but the
black leadership demanded luxury bus liners with A/C etc. Instead,
Nagin decided to hole them up at the stadium and the busses were
flooded. IT WAS ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT'S FAULT after that. If they had
listened to Bush in the first place, there would have been no idiots
(Blum etc.) stuck in their flooded house or at the Superdome.

The Federal Gov can't do much if you don't follow the playbook. Oh,
and Bush doesn't hate black people either, he has saved more lives in
Africa than any person in history. You lose on all counts...
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Post by DGDevin
NO and LA don't run FEMA, they didn't appoint the clown with the fake resume
You mean like Oafbama giving the highly important CIA position to Leon
Panetta - someone with no intelligence experience?
We all know you have problems using a search engine, but compare Panetta's
CV with Brown's. �Notice the difference in scale and achievement. �
LOL

Notice the difference in importance.

If FEMA fucks up, some guy like Blum doesn't get a hotel for a night.

If the CIA fucks up, NY goes uo in a nuclear cloud.

Obama is undoing all the safety measures Bush installed and is putting
all of us at risk.


One is a
Post by DGDevin
former White House Chief of Staff, former member of Congress, former
distinguished university professor. �The other used to run an organization
that overseas judges at horse shows until they ran him off, requiring him to
pad his resume with fake experience. �See the difference?
The only difference I see is that Obama is involved in a lot more
scandals at a lot earlier stage. By the rate he's going, he'll be the
worst President ever by March.
Post by DGDevin
I watched a couple of former CIA officers discussing this matter with
Charlie Rose the other day, politically quite different, but they agreed
some of the best CIA directors have been superb administrators rather than
people with intelligence experience. �Look at it this way, who would you
rather have running a hospital, an excellent administrator who knows budgets
and staffing and logistics? �Or a doctor who can't balance his own
checkbook? �Which would make more sense?
I'd rather have someone qualified for the job. We're talking about
national security here, not some hospital. LOL
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Post by l***@gmail.com
What about Bill "I'm a Mexican" Richardson? He lasted what, 6 days
before his scandal and dropped out?
Compare that with the parade of scandals we've seen the past eight years.
Let's see, 2 months of Obama not even in office yet = 8 years of Bush
scandals.

LOL

The worst Pres-elect EVER!
Post by DGDevin
Look up the past dozen or so members of Congress indicted for corruption,
how many have been Dems and how many Republican?
Let go of my Blago...

Meaningless stat.
Post by DGDevin
Post by l***@gmail.com
How about his choice to run the Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner,
the guy who failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004?
It's a black eye
A black eye here, a broken rib there, a smashed testicle there... and
Obama hasn't even took the oath yet...LOL
Post by DGDevin
but it doesn't seem a very serious one considering Senate
Republicans aren't running with it, the IRS considered it minor enough they
didn't even fine him, just accepted his payment after an audit. �Geithner is
a sharp cat, if this is the worst anyone can find on him then he's in pretty
good shape.
There were no such problems with Brownie... he was a great
administrator.

...and administrators are what it's all about, right?
Post by DGDevin
Post by l***@gmail.com
And Obama hasn't even taken office yet! LOL
Hasn't started any unjustified wars either, that puts him ahead of Bush
already.
LOL

The war was justified the day Saddam broke the T-R-U-C-E back in the
mid-90's under Clinton and anytime during the 18 UN resolutions.

Why do you continue to think Saddam was a good guy and got a raw deal
from us?

Geez...
Post by DGDevin
Post by l***@gmail.com
Bush admitted he coukld have done better, why isn't this good enough
for you?
Oh yeah, he said he could have landed Air Force One instead of just
surveying the devastation from the air, that summed up his personal
liability.
He's the President, he can't drop everything and hand out water to
people. You don't understand how Gov works.
Post by DGDevin
Post by l***@gmail.com
When has Clinton ever admitted anything wrong?
Now that's funny, you cry constantly about "libs" not being able to get past
Bush, but at the drop of a hat you're back to complaining about Clinton and
he's been out of office eight years!
LOL... that's a "never".
Post by DGDevin
Post by l***@gmail.com
I asked why you thought it was wrong to go into Iraq just because we
didn't WMD.. Apparently I hit a nerve.
You could hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle. �They said Saddam had
WMDs, Cheney said it, Bush said it, they said they didn't want the proof to
be a mushroom cloud over an American city. �
I wouldn't want the proof to be a mushroom cloud either. I guess you
would?

Everyone agrees, Saddam would have resumed his research once given the
opportunity. The guy wasn't in some bumfuck nation in Africa, he was
on an important oil reserve. Something had to be done and the timing
was right. Bush made the hard decision and because it wasn't a 2 month
video game war, he paid the price with anti-war libs like you who
turned on him.
Post by DGDevin
It was bullshit, Saddam had no
WMDs, both Bush and Cheney have public said so in the past week so there's
no point pretending maybe Saddam sorta kinda might have perhaps had some
stashed away someplace. �The justification for a war that has killed over
4,000 American soldiers and costs three billion dollars a week was false.
LMFAO

18 UN RESOLUTIONS

A BROKEN TRUCE

LOL - all you harp on is WMDS. Bush could have never started a war
solely on that argument, otherwise we'd have gone into SK or Iran or
anywhere under a pretense of WMD.

You have no concept of history and what really happened.... stay away
from the Mike Moore sites.
Post by DGDevin
So take your pick, either they were too incompetent to judge the
intelligence properly, or they knew it was bogus but they wanted the
invasion for other reasons, either way it is one of the greatest foreign
policy blunders in American history.
How so? We won the war, Saddam is dead, the oil is flowing again, we
have an ally in the Middle East. 20 years from now it will be a great
victory... unless Obama fucks up which is highly likely.

"Baa waaa, no WMD. Nothing else matters. Gotcha!" - typical lib
Post by DGDevin
Post by l***@gmail.com
I guess you forgot about all that other bad stuff Saddam did and how
everyone (Kerry, Kennedy, Clinton, France, Russia) said he had WMD.
I've forgotten no such thing, Saddam was an evil rat-bastard, but that isn't
the issue. �One of the main sources for intel that Saddam was working on new
WMDs was "Curveball," a man German intelligence warned Washington was an
alcoholic compulsive liar not to be relied on. �So how did the Bush
administration react to that? �They sent Colin Powell to the UN to repeat
Curveball's lies word for word, they treated him as a certified solid-gold
reliable source. �Again, they were either incompetent or dishonest, take
your pick.
"WMD, WMD, WMD" - LOL, the record is broken. Someone tell this guy
Saddam invaded Kuwait, broke a truce and 18 UN resolutions.

You know very little of history...
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Yep, we should be more like Spain and run like cowards when terrorists
hit.
Why should they have stayed in Iraq? �There were no WMDs, clearly the Iraqi
people didn't want them there, so lay out the logic of why they should have
stayed.
Oh, and Devin doesn't know anything about the Kurdish people and think
people who get excited when the cameras are on speak for all Iraqis.
Noted...

Why whould Spain stay in Iraq after they supported the war? Why should
we? By your logic, once there was no WMD, we should have bailed and
said "Go fuck yourselfs". Actually, I like that idea.


Bottom line is it doesn't matter what the Iraqi people want or think.
They invaded Kuwait and started all this shit. That's the consequnce
of starting a war. It happened to the German and Japanese people, the
Iraqi people are no different. Read some history and get back with
me...
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Interesting how you equate "winning" to what is "right".
Quote me.
Post by l***@gmail.com
I guess if we had lost to Germany and Japan in WW2, we would have been
"wrong" to fight it, 10 million + murdered innocent people be damned.
The logic of a child, comparing different historical events in terms that
make no sense.
LOL

You're the one comparing a "hospital" to the CIA. And we all know how
you love the strawman dick, right, Ed? LOL
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Post by l***@gmail.com
But we didn't lose in Iraq, the "war is lost" crowd popped their wad
early and bitter people like you who still think we lost are in
denial. Good luck with that....
What did we win, please explain that. �
We won the war. The new gov is proof of this. An Iraqi nuke *didn't*
go off in NY. We were safe and not sorry. Iraq can freely trade with
other countries again.

Sure, in hindsight, at this moment, it's expensive and costly, but war
is never is easy or cheap.

That's something Kerry, Edwards and Clinton should have thought long
and hard about before giving Bush the power.

92% of the people supported Bush's policies after 9/11. The highest
apporval ever. Bush could not have done what he did without it.
Blaming it all on Bush is for pussies with no backbone.

Clinton didn't even read her briefing before voting and now she's
going to be Sec of State - may God help us all.
Post by DGDevin
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Post by DGDevin
The press is largely liberal, that didn't stop the NY Times from
banging the war drum in the run-up to the invasion.
Yep, them and most other Americans (92% supported Bush after 9/11)
stabbed Bush in the back just a few short months later when it didn't
end like a video game with no deaths.
You mean when everything BushCo said about the invasion turned out to be
bogus, "We'll be greeted as liberators," not to mention those fictional
WMDs.
Also everything Kennedy, both Clintons, Kerry, France, Russia etc.
said as well.

How come you're so fixated on Bush? .Sounds creepy...
Post by DGDevin
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Libs are idiots who thought war was a game and and cheered and didn't
realize people would die and it would be a long fight like Bush said
it would be.
So that's what that "Mission Accomplished" banner really meant,
It was the end of major engagements. If you heard what he actually
said instead of just looking at the "neat" banner you may have learned
something. That's why Bush regrets it and Moore was right, "The
American people are the dumbest on the planet".
Post by DGDevin
that was
Bush's way of saying Iraq was going to be a long and bloody fight, who knew?
What was it he said in his speech on the carrier deck, major combat
operations in Iraq are over. �And since then over 4,000 U.S. GIs have died,
And about half because of soldier mishaps. The rest mainly to random
bombings. That's not major combat operations.

Ever here of D-Day? That was a major combat operation. About 5000
soldiers died - more than the ENTIRE Iraq war!

You have no idea what warfare is about.

"No WMD! 4000 dead! OMG, it's armageddon!" - War newb DGDevine
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Post by l***@gmail.com
Bush had a recession when he started and when he left, but 52 weeks of
growth inbetween.
You lose....
So by your logic since the Titanic made it *most* of the way across the
Atlantic none of the passengers had any right to complain, the disaster only
came at the very end of the trip.
And by your logic the Titanic was the worst ship ever built!

LOL

You lose... again!
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Post by DGDevin
Even if that were true it's a question he'd be able to answer, your
boy Bush couldn't pronounce the names of most breeds of dog.
Your boy Obama can't pronounce the number of breeds he is...
Aha, that's your true colors showing again, you cross-burning sack of shit.
Yep, that makes me a cross-burner. LOL

Better than being a PC idiot that thinks 4000 dead in 5 years is a
catastrophe in warfare.
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Perhaps you and DickL need more sensitivity lessons. Maybe you won't
be so bitter all the time....
Reminds me of the story about the drunk and the fat old battle-axe who
accuses him of being an alcoholic. �He admits it, but points out in the
morning he'll be sober, but she will still be ugly. �Rich and I might get
smarter or better-informed or whatever, but you Spewboy, you'll always be an
ignorant little asshole.
Ah, I made the little man angry again.

The real difference is your feelings are hurt and words on a computer
screen make you meltdown. To me, you and DickL are two half-wits I
have fun and toy with. Thanks for the entertainment!
RichL
2009-01-14 14:08:47 UTC
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I exposed a lib lie and showed how libs like Pritchard and Dick "It
all over the news" Leavit exagerate.
In your dreams, Beavis.
I pointed to two articles from two nationally recognized DC newspapers,
one liberally oriented and one conservatively oriented that carried the
story.

You refused to acknowledge the second one (don't wanna believe your own
boys?) and then started in with this nonsense about news organizations
being represented by only one reporter each. Which is standard practice
in all presidential news conferences.

You've been backtracking ever since you made your ridiculous charge.

Lay off the sugar, Beavis.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-14 23:30:12 UTC
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I exposed a lib lie and showed how libs like Pritchard and Dick "It
all over the news" Leavit exagerate.
In your dreams, Beavis.
I pointed to two articles from two nationally recognized DC newspapers,
LMFAO

I saw the Obama-Biden conference today and when they panned the room,
I saw a few empty seats!

HOW FUCKING HUMILIATING FOR OBAMA!

There was SO LITTLE INTEREST that there were EMPTY SEATS and he's the
first black President!

Thanks for that, Butthead!

"Baa waa, there were some empty seats, it was all over the news" -
DickL

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2009-01-14 03:32:42 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.

Fantastic! You just can't make this stuff up!
Les Cargill
2009-01-14 03:56:36 UTC
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Post by VampX
Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.
Introduced? That's an old one. The chairman of the physics department
of the school I graduated from was particularly fond of it.

Even if it's a Yogi Berra-ism, you know exactly what it means, don't
you?

We in America think little of public service, and our choices
show that.
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Fantastic! You just can't make this stuff up!
The American language is quite often distinct from English.

--
Les Cargill
VampX
2009-01-14 04:26:27 UTC
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The American language is quite often distinct from English.
Albeit very poorly. Dyslexia perhaps?
RichL
2009-01-14 04:34:41 UTC
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Post by VampX
Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted
atmosphere" and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.
Introduced? That's an old one. The chairman of the physics department
of the school I graduated from was particularly fond of it.
I assume the physics prof. used it properly as a double negative, i.e.,
meaning overestimate. Mine would have.
VampX
2009-01-14 04:39:21 UTC
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I assume the physics prof. used it properly as a double negative, i.e.,
meaning overestimate. Mine would have.
I have to debate as to whether it would be overestimate. Underestimate
as a double negative as I see it would be estimate. So, in effect we
have estimated his lack of competancy for the position. Or some
shit...
:)
RichL
2009-01-14 05:00:52 UTC
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Post by RichL
I assume the physics prof. used it properly as a double negative,
i.e., meaning overestimate. Mine would have.
I have to debate as to whether it would be overestimate. Underestimate
as a double negative as I see it would be estimate. So, in effect we
have estimated his lack of competancy for the position. Or some
shit...
:)
Possibly. I don't know. The only time I've ever actually heard it
(other than in Les's post) is from our fearless leader.

Oh my, seven days never seemed so long! ;-)
Les Cargill
2009-01-14 05:59:54 UTC
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Post by RichL
I assume the physics prof. used it properly as a double negative, i.e.,
meaning overestimate. Mine would have.
I have to debate as to whether it would be overestimate. Underestimate
as a double negative as I see it would be estimate. So, in effect we
have estimated his lack of competancy for the position. Or some
shit...
:)
I think you are drawing a great deal of inference from the use of a
word. This is one sharp mother we're talking about. I took
the use of the word as a very imprecise term used to describe
imprecision. Positive, negative, I don't really care.

Life is not a term paper, folks.
--
Les Cargill
VampX
2009-01-14 20:57:12 UTC
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I think you are drawing a great deal of inference from the use of a
word. This is one sharp mother we're talking about. I took
the use of the word as a very imprecise term used to describe
imprecision. Positive, negative, I don't really care.
Life is not a term paper, folks.
That's unpossilbe!
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VampX
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RichL
2009-01-14 04:33:39 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted
atmosphere" and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.
Fantastic! You just can't make this stuff up!
He's actually used that one several times during his presidency.

Yalies. Inbreeding. The mind is the first thing to go.
l***@gmail.com
2009-01-14 05:49:05 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.
Fantastic! You just can't make this stuff up!
LOL

Poor Obama thinks he's the President of 57 states.

What the fuck is that guy smoking?

And where was this tornado he saw that killed 10,000 people in Kansas?

Poor magic nicca, he's dumb as a rock... wait till he says
"muthafucka" the first time. All the white libs in here are gonna shit
in their pants.
DGDevin
2009-01-14 05:57:33 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted
atmosphere" and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.
Fantastic! You just can't make this stuff up!
He winked when he said it because it was a joke, he was poking fun at
himself as he has done previously in making jokes about his tendency to
mangle the language.
Lawrence Logic
2009-01-14 08:46:50 UTC
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Post by The Tao Meister
When he got talking about how "we maintained a light hearted atmosphere"
and even "joyous", "even in the darkest days of Iraq"...
Well forget about all the rest. I was particularly impressed with the
new word he introduced into the English language: misunderestimate.
I like it. Something could appear to be better than you thought, causing
you to believe that you've underestimated it and prompting you to take some
action that you otherwise wouldn't have taken. If it later becomes apparent
that you'd estimated correctly, then you've acted upon an erroneous
underestimate or "misunderestimate".
--
Lawrence
"This Warner fellow. It's the first six letters of his surname that worry
me!" - Michael Slater - 11 January 2009
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