Tag Archives: Bush

Those Who Don't Learn from History…

You would think that after the damage George W. Bush did to the Republican and conservative brands, you’d think the GOP would learn a thing or two about elevating personalities who are, just under the surface, morons. But what are … Continue reading

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Win, Fail and 60 Votes

Ezra Klein on the president’s first ten months: Obama has 60 Democratic seats in the Senate. His recent predecessors haven’t enjoyed majorities nearly as large. That’s the difference between him and Clinton, or him and Bush. Bush controlled 55 at … Continue reading

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Bonus Quote of the Day

“I believe they ought to be tried in courts here in the United States.” —George W. Bush on terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo, 6/9/06

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Doof Quote of the Day

“I know it’s going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we’re in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money.” —George W. Bush Really, Mr. Bush? … Continue reading

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George W. Bush's Poop Baggies

Metaphorical! It was the first time Barney had ever been in an ordinary neighborhood, and Bush had to stop when the dog took liberties with a neighbor’s yard. “And there I was, former President of the United States of America, … Continue reading

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The Biggest Bird-Flipping Of All Time


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Dinner and Movies at the White House

I’m insanely envious and, you know, totally not envious of this guy. Envious of the White House part. Not envious of the Bushes part.

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Even To The Bitter End…

…he continues to fill his audiences with shills. White House interns were asked to fill empty seats during the president’s final press conference yesterday. Now I guess we know who was clapping at the end. Clap. Clap, clap. Yawn.

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Emotional Response from the Press Corp

Clap. Clap, clap. Whatever.

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Worst President Ever

As always, President Bush’s utter lack of humility and his inability to fully grasp how he personally failed on numerous occasions is just staggering. For example: “Don’t tell me the federal response was slow when there were 30,000 people pulled … Continue reading

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The Final Smirks

President Bush is getting ready to deliver his final press conference. I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. After this morning, no more smirky dickish remarks to the press from George W. Bush — or, at least, the last … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

“It will be cool-looking.” —President Bush describing his presidential library and ‘Freedom Institute’ By “cool looking,” the president obviously means the bouncy castle area. Also, I wonder if there will be an “Extraordinary Rendition! The IMAX Experience” film at the … Continue reading

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African Americans and The White House Staff

Lee’s post about the White House chef got me thinking about the White House service staff — specifically African American employees. We know that slaves helped to build the executive mansion during the Washington and Adams administrations, and various presidents, … Continue reading

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Afternoon Awesome

Letterman’s Top 10 George W. Bush Moments

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Oh Pshaaaaww!

Peggy Noonan suddenly believes that presidential hero-worship is un-American: The Founders, who were awed by the presidency and who made it a point, the early ones, to speak in their inaugural addresses of how unworthy they felt, would be astonished … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“I notice that there’s a lot of legacy building. It’s sort of the idea, like, they put out the — the — we printed off the PDF: 100 Things Americans May Not Know About the Bush Administration Record. The thing … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Max Blumenthal reports on Rick Warren’s African crusade: Warren’s man in Uganda is a charismatic pastor named Martin Ssempa. The head of the Makerere Community Church, a rapidly growing congregation, Ssempe enjoys close ties to his country’s First Lady, Janet … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Breach of the Levees

Super stupid: Cheney defended the administration’s performance on an economy that is growing weaker daily and which recently collapsed in spectacular fashion. Cheney said that “nobody anywhere was smart enough to figure it out.” Especially your boss, Mr. Vice President. … Continue reading

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The Constant Variety of Cable News Hackery

When I use the above phrase to describe cable news, I really, really mean it. To wit, dday observed the proceedings on MSNBC after the president-elect’s economic speech today: What’s got me concerned is the gasbag reaction immediately following Obama’s … Continue reading

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The Bush numbers according to NBC: UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Then: 4.2% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2001) Now: 6.7% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2008) DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE Then: 10,587 (close of Friday, Jan. 19, 2001) Now: 9,015 (close of … Continue reading

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