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speaking of stating the obvious.
« on: July 09, 2004, 10:00:00 PM »
"Ariel Sharon of Israel is a Man of Peace". George W. Bush
"General Musharraf of Pakistan is a Democrat". George W. Bush
"The inhabitants of Greece are Greecians". George W. Bush
"The French don't have a word for `Entrepreneur`". George W. Bush
"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country". George W.Bush
"If we don´t succeed, we run the risk of failure". George W. Bush
"I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future". George W. Bush
"The future will be better tomorrow". George W. Bush
"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world". George W. Bush
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe, we are a part of Europe". George W. Bush
"For NASA, space is still a high priority". George W. Bush
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children". George W. Bush
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it". George W.Bush
"It's time that the human race enter the solar system". George W. Bush
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."...George W. Bush
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." George W. Bush to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/93
"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican" George W. Bush
"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls." George W. Bush
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." George W. Bush 9/22/97
"For NASA, space is still a high priority." George W. Bush, 9/5/93
"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that George Bush may or may not make." George W. Bush
"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made." Governor George W. Bush
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between mother and child." - Gov GWB
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." ...George W. Bush, Jr.
"Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts." ...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe." ...Gov GW Bush, Jr., 8/11/94
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."   GW Bush, 9/15/95
"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'." Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 12/6/93
"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things." Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 11/30/96
"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods."—Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000
"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet."—Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000
"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future." Governor George W. Bush,Jr.
"The future will be better tomorrow." ...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.
"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world." Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/21/97
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history." Governor George W. Bush, Jr.
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made." GW Bush, Jr. to Sam Donaldson
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe." Governor George W. Bush, Jr.
"Public speaking is very easy." Governor George W. Bush, Jr. to reporters in 10/9
"When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA, my answer has been direct & simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame. ...George W. Bush, Jr.
"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it." ...Gov George W. Bush, Jr., 5/20/96
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur." ...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/22/97
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy, but that could change." GWB 5/22/98
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2004, 10:26:32 PM »
There's a lot of repeats in there. And repeats of repeats. :P

I long for the day when our choice of president isn't the choice of "the lesser of two(or more) evils."

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2004, 10:53:12 PM »
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"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country". George W.Bush
:o

I begin to think that this man is clinching proof of the existance of a supreme being and of Its truly sadistic sense of humour.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2004, 10:54:24 PM »
There's a lot of repeats in there. And repeats of repeats. :P
Hence "stating the obvious".  ;)

Now then:
When Dick Cheney was a Wyoming congressman from 1978 to 1989, and secretary of defense from 1989 to 1993, he voted against the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion rights, funding for programs meant to help schools desegregate, legislation that would instigate collection of data about hate crimes, and funding for the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

From 1985 to 1988 Cheney repeatedly opposed U.S. sanctions on the then-apartheid state of South Africa. In 1986 he voted against a House resolution to call on the South African government to free Nelson Mandela from prison.

(Source: "Cheney On the Issues," Associated Press, October 2000, http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/e2393.htm, http://www.bush-cheney.net/)

bummer, that last link didn't work so well.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2004, 10:59:16 PM »
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"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country". George W.Bush
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I begin to think that this man is clinching proof of the existance of a supreme being and of Its truly sadistic sense of humour.
the Supreme Being did not elect this man.  ;)
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2004, 11:15:56 PM »
Indeed I didn't.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2004, 12:34:55 AM »
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"The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country". George W.Bush
:o

I begin to think that this man is clinching proof of the existance of a supreme being and of Its truly sadistic sense of humour.
the Supreme Being did not elect this man.  ;)
I wish you much luck proving to Bush Senior that he is not, in fact, the Supreme Being.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2004, 12:38:20 AM »
^ heh.  Well, daddy, OTOH, did have a lot to do with Jr getting elected.

Something tells me that a conversation with George Sr is quite unlikely, and just a bad idea in general.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2004, 04:07:24 AM »
@ "Ariel Sharon of Israel is a Man of Peace". George W. Bush

Instead he might try: 'Mr. Sharon, tear down this wall.' It is not very original, but it would give him one good line in history books that is not one of the above quotes. I also like his thoughts on bondage as an early educational tool. :P
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2004, 09:21:41 PM »
Lets just say [qoute first post]

my answer is Obviously.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2004, 11:26:51 PM »
Just for the Hell of It

Nobel Peace Prize Winners:

1978: Begin & Sadat

1994: Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin.

All men of peace.

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2004, 06:04:47 AM »
:D, I like that.

Yitzhak Rabin is perhaps an exception to the people above as he was assassinated by his own folks for trying. Isn't it better to try and to fail as to never try at all?
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2004, 06:24:16 AM »
I'm pretty sure either Begin or Sadat was assasinated as well. Possibly both.
That leaves only Peres- who was dumped by his country as unfit to lead, and Arafat who sleeps with one eye open.

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2004, 08:36:05 AM »
sadat is in the same class as rabin: he was also assassinated.

begin died in his bed: about the only peaceful thing he did   ;)

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2004, 10:58:25 AM »
You see, this is where necromancy or clerical magics could be used IRL. We could resurrect winner presidents like Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, FDR and the list can go on. I think that either way in election 2004, we're screwed.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2004, 11:11:04 AM »
:D True I guess Arafat and Begin spoiled the idea for me. To vote anybody out of office is the good thing about democracy. (hint, hint!)
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2004, 05:25:39 AM »
(No need to hint at me.  I've voted, and voted, and voted again.)

While campaigning in 2000, then-Governor Bush attended a fund-raising dinner in New York and told the crowd, "This is an impressive crowd — the haves and the have-mores. (Laughter) Some people call you the elite. I call you my base."

"You're free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order—order out of chaos. But we will." —G. W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 13, 2003

"I think the American people—I hope the American—I don't think, let me—I hope the American people trust me." —Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2002

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2004, 05:52:07 AM »
(and, to keep my liberal rant in one tidy thread, this bit (copied from http://www.mcsweeneys.net/))

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2004, 05:58:44 AM »
You see, this is where necromancy or clerical magics could be used IRL. We could resurrect winner presidents like Washington, Lincoln, Reagan, FDR and the list can go on. I think that either way in election 2004, we're screwed.
"Reagan" and "winner", in the same sentance, is highly dependant on context.. but he's dead and not currently SCREWING THINGS UP so I'll leave him be.  "Either way we're screwed"?  I'd have to disagree.  As long as we continue to take it, yes, we're screwed.  They're only doing what we, as a voting group, are allowing them to do.

edit: that would include the so-called 'watchdogs' (the Congress, and the House of Reps.)
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2004, 08:20:24 AM »
I thought liberals in the States went the way of the dodo. :D

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2004, 08:30:48 AM »
(See?  That's what you get for thinking..  :-*   ;))
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2004, 11:17:25 AM »
Ahh.... George W. Bush. If ever there was a man who shou;d never be allowed to be president.

Down here in australia we have a large mass of eyebrows also known as John howard who's pretty much Bush except with less of a tendency to say stupid/amusing things.

Or at least thats what the newspaper tells me.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2004, 06:00:34 PM »
i wish Jimmy Carter was younger and would run again.... or maybe ill just vote for my dog.
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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2004, 06:38:17 PM »
Why not vote for Kerry? I would rather be called "liberal" by people who know nothing about my politics than have four more years of pointless war and eroding freedoms.

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Re: speaking of stating the obvious.
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2004, 10:28:01 PM »
i plan to... i actually went out and registered to vote, because its been so long since i voted... probably not since Carter was elected... he is my hero
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