Have we ever had a president who was less involved and less informed than George W.?
America, you elected the wrong man and now we all suffer together.
I'm not trying to make a big political argument, but if everyone is so mad at Bush winning, then who voted for him? Everyone is so violently opposed, but had to win somehow... the majority (in theory) of America voted for him right?
Have you seen the George W. Bush Coloring Book?
Can you tell me? As particular as possible. Thanks.
Who likes to read?
What do you read
I just finished
The Jazz & The Blues by G. Arthur Woods
it's a novel
It's got it all, roadtripping, backalley jazz and blues clubs, ...transvestites??? (Smile)
ANYWAY: Can we post a link here?
Rather them me rambling on about it
there are write ups and reviews at
We the people of the United States of America did not elect President Bush, the highest court of the land did.
Good point, I was just trying to play devil's advocate, I'm the last one to try to defend that man. I see I'm not alone on this board though. So did anyone check out that coloring book? That sounds funny! And did anyone look at kevinkringle.com? I haven't but I am going to.
Sorry for stating the obvious but why is Bush so concerned about UN resolutions? Isn't Israel contravening 63 of them right now and doesn't it have THE true weapon of mass destruction? America seems to be oblivious to the fact that the rest of the world sees this double standard and is only sucking up to the new resolution because no one wants to upset America because hell hath no fury like a spoiled kid scorned. Oh yeah and North Korea has a couple of them too which does make me chuckle.
P.S. Who is carnivore and what are the Feds after him/her for?
Israel has not unleashed its WMD on its own populace. Israel is not paying the families of suicide bombers $25K to support and encourage the continuation of these bombings.
Israel offers open elections in which the citizenry has the opportunity to vote as opposed to a false election in which speaking for the opposition can lead to the end of your life.
Israel has its share of issues and problems, they are certainly not guilt free, but there is absolutely no correlation between Israel and Iraq.
Bush? NO! I haven't seen anyone in the media as much as he is. I've flamed the White House about his grinning face and cocky attitude with respect to Iraq. Rumsfeld is even worse. He looks like the Joker from Batman.
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the secretary of the Treasury resigned. I think he has a very low IQ. I think all those booze parties in his youth burned his brain out. I'm 51 and this guy is totally revolting to me as a women. Someone should explain "Just In Time" inventory manage here in the U.S. People don't keep more than a week or two of parts. Look at what happened with the rolling blackouts. We haven't recovered from that yet. Ten days of having our docks closed out is economic insanity.
He is the kind of person who would justify using nuclear weapons on Iraq. We have more weapons of mass destruction here. And we are just about the only ones to ever use them. He gets this pout on his face. I have lots of pictures of him grinning like the idiot he is. I have one from shortly after 911 and he is in the snow with an Axe clowning around.
Watch out, carnivore will find your post and the FBI will find you.
I understand and appreciate that some people feel the need to fill their lungs with carcinogenic substances. I understand that smokers fill put upon by complaints about their smoking, but I have to say that I am growing more and more tired of being forced to share my airspace with them.
I would like to be able to walk down the street without being forced to inhale/smell the noxious fumes being spewed by the person in front of me. I am especially tired of dealing with the rude smokers who insist on their right to smoke inside an elevator and other enclosed spaces.
Basically I am just so sick of this I would be happy to see legislation ban smoking completely, yes I would be the Smoking Nazi. Get the patch, get a lollipop and get a life smokers and stop killing the rest of us.
Yes, Clinton did nothing when any of our solders and sailors were killed. He did nothing when they bombed our embassies. He did nothing for 8 years. Claims to be the Black President but slums still there. Balanced the budget after he signed a Republican bill to do so after he vetoed 3 times. Clinton the moron, Gore the Bore. Hey Gore is now mad about the Gulf War ending, but he said it was ok in 91. Whoever voted for that jerk must be uninformed.
I'm always waiting for him to slip up when he's giving a speech. The other day I heard him say "the Energy Apartment." I assume that he meant the Energy Department :)
Sometimes I wonder if it's just that he can't read or if he just has speaking problems. Maybe it's a little bit of both.
Is it just me, or does anyone else hear a little "click" when Dubya blinks? Kind of reminds me of those little robots in the "It's a Small World" ride at Disney World.
He is an idiot (or should I say "Idjit") and will hopefully get voted back into obscurity where he belongs.
Disney World. That place is horrible, without Epcot it would be a big waste of time. If you have to go to the sappiest place on Earth make it Disneyland, it is much "cooler."
Dubya's a chump, but Far better than the Clinton/Bore ticket.
Jean Chrétien is an idiot too. I guess that it doesn't matter to get there... (gosh, every single time they speak it's getting worse!). At least Reagan was a good actor.
Sure, my portfolio can attest to the validity of your statement. My stocks are worth 100 times what they were during the last administration.
The environment is in great shape, The VP has only had 67 heart procedures in the first six months of the term.
Dubya has managed to win over the world with his fine tuned skills, especially by recycling cold war vets to run his foreign policy.
Oh yeah, I know that Colin Powell is there for show.
Truth is that we would have been better under Gore than under the genius in office now.
The environment is NOT IN GREAT SHAPE! Bush wanted to drill for oil in Alaska!
Yeah right, we would be so much better with Gore, he would have dropped a few bombs to satisfy public outcries and then sold arms all over the middle east for campaign funds. That would have been good. You may not like Bush but at least he cares more about the country then about re-election. I think it is sick for people to do anything other then join behind our president in this time of need, there will be plenty of time for evaluating actions but now is not the time.
Is it just me, or is Dubya almost the spitting image of Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane of Hazzard County.
We need more help than him and Boss Hogg- somebody please wake me up from this nightmare.
It's a lot worse than you are thinking. The Bush Dynasty going back to Prescott are dyed-in-the-wool Nazi-eugenicists-racists and opium smugglers going back to the days with the Russell Trust. Bush Sr was a key player in the Iran-Contra drug scandal, Neil was a key player in the SNL scandal and Jeb was the key player in the Florida election scandal. W is now the key player in the Attack and I will prove it to anyone who is so disinformed to question it. How many scandals and criminal acts do you want to prove to you that these guys are a bunch of generational crooks, con artists and totalitarian fascists?
What a lovely Christmas posting from you, rebel. You still think Bush stole the election, huh? Despite all the major news organizations spending millions to recount and give Gore all the under votes? Guess what, Bush won it after all.
You say you will educate us on the Bush history. OK- go for it. I think your comments were copied and pasted off a fringe website. People with brains don't just accept your wild accusations without more proof. Go for it- get up on your little anarchist stage and preach your drible.
Bush did steal the election. It's obvious, and no amount of spin from anyone will counter the truth.
So Bush won the election, big deal. He barely won it and under circumstances that will always be considered questionable.
There is no doubt that September 11 has helped him tremendously. The country always rallies around the flag in times of war. His father had tremendous support during the gulf war and still lost the election.
Dubya is a chump, if it wasn't for Dick Cheney he'd be lost.
A) There is a reason for rallying around a leader in wartime. Tends to help in winning said war.
B) Neither Bush started their war, and both lost most of their popularity points to the economic mistakes of their predecessor. Clinton set up "W" to fail by poorly managing the boon he and Bush Sr. helped bring about, and Sr. lost out because of the fall of Reaganomics.
C) I've looked over this list, it is nothing more than a rant about a republican in office. Not one bit of evidence has been put forward on either side. Find something to rant about, don't just rant mindlessly.
Frankly, I'm glad Bush got elected. After all, Gore is a busy body sticking his long nose into every other country's own business and making matters worse, while issues in America severely need his nose stuck into. BTW, the stocks were high wasn't because of the Clinton administration. At that time, Internet was at hype, Linux was at hype, PDAs was at hype, databases were at hype, and stock prices grew and grew. When the hype died, the stock's high prices would too.
Both Slush and Bore suck, maybe Nadder would do a better job.
Yep, you are right. Bush hasn't done a thing to stick his nose anywhere. He is just sitting around minding his business.
Funny how you start out with sarcasm and then attempt to put down Colin Powell as a showpiece in a most un-sarcastic attack. Does the concept of Blacks as Republican seem an oxymoron to you? Is it relevant that Powell would have beaten both Bush and Gore had he run for the Presidency?
Better under Gore? Care to extrapolate on that theory of yours?
Colin Powell is just a showpiece and already we're seeing plenty of corruption and problems from his appointment.
For example, his son being placed at the top of the FCC is already proof positive of nepotism and placing non-qualified people in key positions just to placate certain elements of society.
Anyway, who says that Colin Powell would have beaten anyone if he ran? The reason he did not run is that he would have been subject to scrutiny and many questionable aspects of his life would have been revealed. He's a useless showpiece for Dubya.
I love your comments. Speaking from Germany I wonder what you make of Powell's threats against France? Does he intend to nuke the Eiffel Tower? Or will he ban Champagne? From Europe all of this becomes a bit unbearable...
You sound like an angry liberal Democrat who has bought into the PC media mantra of attacking conservatives and Republicans, and labeling minorities with non-liberal leaning agendas as "showpieces". That is just sad. "Proof Positive" is an unusual phrase to use when your logic train is still boarding at the station. Have you made any comments on Michael Powell's qualifications to judge him as "unqualified"?
Were more qualified people passed over to give the job to him? Are you even aware he was already on the FCC board (1 of 5 board members?)
Bottom line - you don't like Bush and you don't like conservative minorities. You have perfect qualifications then to teach at the University level and warp the minds of those captive in lecture halls.
I agree. Colin Powell would not have won. The speculation is that he would have, but that is not reality.
First, no one really knows his politics. For all we know his views are untenable as president.
Secondly, the sad truth is that America is not ready for anything but another stuffy old white president, even if it means that he is an ignorant fool.
Are you saying you aren't ready for a nonwhite leader? Are you dismissing the fact that both Democrats and Republicans liked Powell? Do you believe most Americans are actually racist?
What issues do you have with Powell? People spout off about the guy, make veiled comments about him, but a career 4 star military general, he is not likely an easy push-over. As Secretary of State, he has already distinguished himself as a leader, dealing with multiple world crisis flashpoints.
What about Condoleezza Rice? Is she also just a mouthpiece from your point of view? It is extremely insulting to Powell to insinuate his views are the same as Bush's without making specific points.
Do your homework, check your facts, and read a little more than what shows up at your front door every day....
You write as if you have taken advice from Mel, the Chef on Alice "The best defense is a good offense."
America is still paralyzed by race. It is a constant topic in the media and conversation. If you suggest otherwise I would have to argue that you are just another oblivious white male.
The police engage in racial profiling in the largest cities in the US. What makes you think that anyone other than a white MAN could run for president and win.
Colin Powell has not distinguished himself as SOS. All that he has done is fly in to different areas and made useless comments. He has yet to engage in real diplomacy.
And Rice has done nothing but sit at her desk polishing her trophies. Then again her boss Dubya is too busy fishing to notice any problems.
Although he did do a good job of imitating his predecessor with his middle position on everything. He is a gun-slinging, no principled skank.
Perhaps if you came out of your ivory tower and into the real world where some of us work for a buck you might understand this.
And, let's face it. America is still paralyzed by Dubya. Is it my imagination, or did we just re-elect Gerald Ford? Did any of you see the email going around which estimates Dub's I.Q.? It was the lowest on record.
If Bush is supposedly a man of the people, one of us, doesnt that make us as stupid as he?
Im afraid of the answer. . . .
I am a political science professor at the University of Moscow, and have studied your economic and social systems under both Democrats and Republicans. Americans like you, PastaCinnamon, are hard to understand when talking about race. Ms. Rice has visited Moscow 2 times, and I had the pleasure of meeting her away from the cameras. Politically sharp, very knowledgeable on our current economic difficulties, and much more accessible than her counterparts in the Clinton Administration. Do you realize that America treats black persons better than most African countries? How do you think African immigrants are treated in the rest of the world? I wish people like you would think before writing! My students often ask me why America, with all it's success and improvements in race relations since the 1960s, with prominent blacks in private industry positions of power, in government, still has people like acting like America is so racist. I explain what my colleagues at UCLA, University of Chicago, and Yale tell me, and from what I have learned on my 11 trips to the U.S. over the last 20 years- many Americans of today have lost all perspective, and are happiest only when complaining about problems that are almost nonexistent.
I wish you well, PastaCinnamon. You have an invitation to visit me in Moscow to gain some ideas on how good your country really is. Maybe you will learn to appreciate it one day.
Professor of Economics
University of Moscow
I appreciate your comments and can understand how someone with limited exposure and experience to the US would feel the way that you do.
Unfortunately there are still certain realities that this country lives with. Racism still exists. It may not be as prevalent as it once was, but it is there. Not so long ago a Black man was killed in Texas strictly because of his color.
In Los Angeles a white supremacist murdered a Filipino Postal worker and tried to murder Jewish children. That was only two years ago.
The fact that Blacks are treated better here than in Africa doesn't excuse racist behavior. People should be treated equally, end of story.
Please do not misunderstand me, the US has made great strides in dealing with racial issues. And there are those people who do nothing but complain.
But there is a middle ground here where we can look objectively and say that we have not reached a point yet where people are equal and treated that way.
I believe you are right, but it needs better explanation. America is still racist in a limited arena. Just like theft, pornography, and many other foul deeds, racism still holds its own when nobody is looking. Where better to express that but the polls, where the ballots often don't even have a voter attached to them (sorry, still a little burned by the fact that registered democrat corpses beat out the votes of living republicans here in Missouri). On the other hand, I think an African American has a good chance of getting elected or appointed to prominent, figurehead, positions, simply to the mistakes of a misguided social conscious. In other words, people would vote for Colin Powel just to proove to themselves that they aren't racist.
Now, on the other hand, I'm against the constant rallying against wealthy caucasians, partly because I am one, but mainly because all it does is stirr up animosity between the races. An embraced enemy is much more off guard, and finds he has less allies against you than an enemy you throw stones at.
You PastaCinnamon do not seem to appreciate the great country you live in. Why not walk in someone else's shoes to experience the freedom and success you Americans have. I read many of the negative comments about Bush here. It is so popular for you on the left to attack him for his policies and his personality. See next message.
Professor of Economics
University of Moscow
If you think that the president is your personal stock broker, no wonder your portfolio leave alot to be desired.
The only picks I'd trust from Democrats are fine cigars.
Dubya vs. McCain?
I could have accepted McCain as president. He's a principled guy. He knows what hardship means. He's not the village idiot. Am I asking too much?
Just Another Demanding Citizen
Who am I going to vote for?
I am not certain. On social justice globally, I support a stepped up military presence, which I think the GW administration has not done. On domestic issues of social justice, and domestic issues in general, I think GW has fallen short as well.
Kerry and GW have similarities as far as coming from extremely privileged backgrounds. I think in many areas they are simply out of touch and into power. I think Kerry would sell out his mother to advance himself as evidence by the partners he has chosen to further his agenda and his senate track record or lack there of. He is a spoiled little boy who has grown into spoiled man who has been honing his resume for the presidency for most of his life. He wants the job that he is not qualified for. GW's resume does not impress me as well.
It boils down to do you want change for the sake of change, because you are hopeful and think that eliminating GW from office will have a positive outcome for America and the rest of the world, or are you somewhat apprehensive and not willing to take the risk, not knowing about what Kerry really brings to table. On global issues he wants to rely heavily on the UN. I think you know who and what sort of people vastly comprise the UN.
It is an ugly situation, totally unfamiliar to me in my lifetime. I have an interesting CD for you to listen to regarding our industrial military complex...it is disheartening. I am not very hopeful regardless of who is in the presidency. I will live my life day to day with optimism, and unlike this letter, try to be encouraging by how I show up daily, but in the grand scheme of things, I believe that the stone has been cast. Human beings have come a long way in many ways, as you survey the past 200 years, but we have not evolved as a species. We have not put in to practice what we have learned. We simply have limitations, it is the way we are wired, the way our brain functions.
I'll will know when I leave the polls as to who I shall cast my vote for. At least I can focus on the propositions, try to make sense of them and hope that they will have a positive impact on society.