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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:23 PM

Is George Bush (Dubya) still alive?

It is almost suspicious that he is lying very low for an ex president. He was not at Obama's inauguration and he hasn't been seen much in public. Is it possible that he might be suffering from some disease?

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Reply Is George Bush (Dubya) still alive? (Original post)
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 OP
ELI BOY 1950 Jan 2013 #1
Matariki Jan 2013 #58
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #2
HubertHeaver Jan 2013 #3
Scuba Jan 2013 #4
Mass Jan 2013 #5
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #6
Sunlei Jan 2013 #7
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #18
Sunlei Jan 2013 #20
butterflygirl Jan 2013 #33
Hekate Jan 2013 #63
union_maid Jan 2013 #8
Cosmocat Jan 2013 #30
MarianJack Jan 2013 #9
BlueDemKev Jan 2013 #10
magical thyme Jan 2013 #11
BlueDemKev Jan 2013 #12
magical thyme Jan 2013 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #16
magical thyme Jan 2013 #37
sofa king Jan 2013 #23
butterflygirl Jan 2013 #34
louis-t Jan 2013 #53
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #13
magical thyme Jan 2013 #15
Botany Jan 2013 #54
elleng Jan 2013 #26
oldandhappy Jan 2013 #17
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #19
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #21
IdaBriggs Jan 2013 #22
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #24
TroyD Jan 2013 #25
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #27
madrchsod Jan 2013 #28
brooklynite Jan 2013 #29
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #49
LukeFL Jan 2013 #62
EarthWindFire Jan 2013 #31
GatorOrange Jan 2013 #32
Beacool Jan 2013 #35
sofa king Jan 2013 #39
treestar Jan 2013 #36
TXDemoGal Jan 2013 #45
magical thyme Jan 2013 #38
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2013 #60
CenterLeft Jan 2013 #40
libodem Jan 2013 #41
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #42
pipoman Jan 2013 #43
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #48
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #50
ChangeUp106 Jan 2013 #44
Larry in KC Jan 2013 #46
Ash_F Jan 2013 #47
unblock Jan 2013 #51
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #52
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #55
trueblue2007 Jan 2013 #56
kimtjj195_tx Jan 2013 #57
cecilfirefox Jan 2013 #59
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #61
BlueStater Jan 2013 #64

Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

1. He's painting...this is true

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Response to ELI BOY 1950 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:55 AM

58. Really?

If true, that's almost interesting.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

2. I think he is banished to gentlemen's prison.

 

He probably fears for his life and stays out of the public.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:26 PM

3. Bad case of "Bottle Flu" n/t

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:26 PM

4. Was he ever?

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM

5. Why? Do you miss him? (I dont. It is probably the first time he does something I appreciate. Stay

out of sight).

I think he was more than happy to go back to a more discrete life. He never seemed to enjoy the presidency or politics that much. More like something he had to do to please Daddy (or Mummy).

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:34 PM

6. He's been giving corporate speeches from what I've read.

Seems like he could have made an appearance at the inaugural, though. I'm sure it was open bar.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:35 PM

7. Bush said, "I am out of politics". Never even stood in public once for his party.

Something happened way back when Bush ran out of that meeting with all his admin screaming, McCain and Obama were there at that meeting. Once the election was over, President Bush said "I'm out of politics" and so it was.

Cheney became a citizen of Dubai but he's met several times (closed door) with our current Congress and with Romneys people during the elections. Not Bush, hes outsider or scared of something.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:38 PM

18. It's odd

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:27 PM

20. yes, downright nation breaking odd.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:01 AM

33. I don't think he wanted to be president.

 

The job he really wanted was to be baseball commissioner and at that he probably would have been pretty good.

It was between him and Jeb at the time, but Cheney knew he couldn't control Jeb the way he could W. So George it was.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:39 PM

63. What meeting was this?

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:39 PM

8. I think he's glad to be out of it

I think he was honestly in way over his head. Being president was hard work if you were actually doing it. Obviously he wasn't and people kept finding out that he was without a clue. All he wanted to do was work out and spend some quality time with his pretzels and I guess now he can.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:28 AM

30. It was obvious before he got elected

just looking at his life history and seeing his personality.

He wanted the job to have people kiss his ass and be able to do what his father did.

But, he wanted no part of DOING the job.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:40 PM

9. From the neck up,...

...NO!

PEACE!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:54 PM

10. I'm sure he's fine.

Probably enjoying life at his ranch and basking in the lifetime pension and cadillac health insurance coverage which we have to pay for.

Honestly, I've given him very little thought since he left office. His presidency was such a nightmare I don't even want to remember it.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

11. he sold his ranch shortly after leaving

it was just a prop. didn't need it any more.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:02 PM

12. So where's he living? In his dad's old hotel room in Houston? : )

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:12 PM

14. they bought a city house...I think in Houston

or, having googled it, Dallas. They moved to Dallas. But my memory was wrong. They still own the ranch...

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:47 PM

16. It is pretty odd to have a former president and you google them and nothing much pops

up. This is is true personality, really. Didn't like traveling. Didn't like altruistic endeavors of any magnitude.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:37 AM

37. he likes drinking, watching the game and bicycling with his pal

and fellow lying fraudster, Lance Armstrong.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:14 AM

23. A former whites-only 'hood in Dallas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Hollow

The whites-only language was inserted in the neighborhood covenant in 1956, but don't worry, they got rid of it... in 2000.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:09 AM

34. It's called Preston Hollow.

 

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Response to sofa king (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:16 PM

53. 2000? Holy.....

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:03 PM

13. did he really? googled and saw no story anywhere that he sold it

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

15. oops, you're right

he didn't sell it. they moved to a house in Dallas, but kept the ranch too.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:21 PM

54. W still owns the ranch but Laura doesn't spend much time there at all ...

.... "the ranch" was just a prop where W could pretend to have country roots.
The cattle were rentals and brought to the property before the President and
his family were supposed to be there. The story is that Laura was not too fond
of the smell of bull shit.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:46 AM

26. Don't know about ranch; I think it was sold.

As to 'cadillac health insurance coverage,' he has the same type as all other retired Federal employees, including me and my family, has to pay monthly premiums and co-pays. The various options are excellent, as OPM does a good job of negotiating them for Federal employees.

http://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/

I suppose he's as alive as he ever was.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:57 PM

17. oh yes

Alive and making money. He was recently somewhere in the Caribbean at a conference of high rollers and he was paid to speak!!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:46 PM

19. Also it was interesting how the Republicans hid him during the GOP convention

The GOP doesn't want people to be reminded that their policies are disastrous.

Where the hell was he anyways?

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:55 AM

21. He's getting ready for spring training

He landed his dream job as a "Ball Dude" for a Texas League baseball team (third base). "Free hot dogs and beer, Woohoo!"

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 01:57 AM

22. I suspect there has been a transplant from Evil Daddy

Finally taking over his body. Sucks to be him.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:16 AM

24. RNC Chairman Rinse Penis ordered Bush ll to stay out of the spotlight

just long enough so that enough Americans forget who was responsible for the deficit and unemployment.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:35 AM

25. Bush is in what he calls 'self-imposed' political exile

He briefly appeared for a segment on CNN's Piers Morgan a year or so ago where he (snicker) talked about how much he wanted to give back to the troops/National Guard (that he ran out on when he was younger).

Both Bush and the RNC realize that he should not appear much in public for at least a few more years because they know how low his approval ratings are. Exit polls in November also showed more people still blame him for the economic problems than Obama.

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton's situation is the opposite. He has a 66% approval rating and was a valuable part of the Democratic Convention and campaign trail for Obama and other Democrats. Dems from one end of the country to the other request his presence - he will be appearing at a 2014 fundraiser for Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas in a month or so.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:36 AM

27. Alzheimer's

They are keeping him locked up in the attic until he kicks off. Then they will reveal he had Alzheimer's during the last couple years of his life, which will have really been the last couple of decades. I don't know why they bother hiding him though. It's not as if anyone would notice he is acting like he lost it.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:26 AM

28. he finally got the hint.....

that nobody really liked him.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:24 AM

29. What did Gerald Ford do?

Joined some corporate Boards, made few speeches, and was basically never heard from again.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:08 PM

49. Told Bob Woodward that invading Iraq war wrong and we shouldn't have done it...

oh but he required that interview not be released until he was dead.

Could have done some good. Chose not to.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #49)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:23 PM

62. Are you serious

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:43 AM

31. He has been AWOL

 

since the day he sold his book, but his fathers illness was is excuse for missing the inauguration.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:56 AM

32. Dubya is political toxic waste for the rest of his life

He's the worst President ever to us on the left with an endless stream of crimes committed against our nation and people of the world.

But its even trickier on the right. Bush is a RINO Big Government debt creator to the fiscal Tea Baggers. The Paul-Bots despise his failed neocon nation building foreign policies. The fear filled close the border crowd hate him for his immigration efforts. What's left? People on the Christian right may say a few nice things but many fall in the categories above. Few care for him and at this point NONE of them want him in the open as a reminder of how GOP led government works. Simply put Dubya is a nasty skidmark on the GOP brand that they can't bleach out soon enough.

I personally feel he never wanted the true "job" of being President and dealing with the intracancies of being the most powerful person invthe world. He probably thought it'd be as easy as being Governor of Texas (how hard is it to take a hatchet to government, sign off on Death Penalties, make Jesus day, and coast along with little Democrat opposition?). Didn't work that way and I think it made him a bitter man that doesn't understand why most people hate him.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:04 AM

35. He has chosen to remain out of politics.

He said when he left office that the job was hard enough without former presidents second guessing the current president. He didn't appreciate it when it was done to him (he clarified that it wasn't 41 or 42, that left only Carter) and that he didn't plan to do the same to Obama.

The official reason given for him not attending the Inauguration was that his dad had just left the hospital and he wanted to be with him.



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Response to Beacool (Reply #35)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:59 AM

39. There has to be more to it than that.

GWB is a narcissist who requires excessive adulation from those who served him, and everyone else. He would be smack in the middle of politics today if someone and something weren't sitting on him.

Because right now he's back to kissing the same corporate asses he kissed before he screwed everything up. That suggests to me that something is curbing his ignorant but powerful ambitions.

Probably the threat of decades in prison for a random sampling of the laws he broke every single day he was in office. I know that if I were President Obama, I would have sat the chump down before he left and said, "if I hear a cross word from you, I'll open the books, wreck your family's position in politics, and put you away forever."

So he'll live the rest of his small and pointless life with his neck in the guillotine, knowing that there is no statute of limitations on many of the things he approved without a moment's thought.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:13 AM

36. I doubt that

He just wants to avoid having to dodge more thrown shoes.

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Response to treestar (Reply #36)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:20 PM

45. Oooooo, I remember that!

Watched the video endlessly. It was awesome!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:44 AM

38. it just dawned on me...d'uh! Jeb in '16

They're keeping him hidden in hopes that we'll not only have dug out of the ginormous pile of shit he dumped on us, but that we're so stoopid we'll remember W as the "good ol' days" and elect Jeb.

May the gods and goddesses keep our memories sharp and spare us such a fate.

NEVER FORGET!!!!!

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:48 AM

60. I like that "Never Forget"

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:19 PM

40. Google George W Bush found guilty in absentia of war crimes

 

The site I found said they almost nabbed him in Africa, but he left shortly before they got there to apprehend him.

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Response to CenterLeft (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:59 PM

41. Thread Winner

Ding, ding, ding.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:13 PM

42. He's probably sitting around in his underwear, coking it up all day.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #42)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:17 PM

43. I heard he goes commando..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:56 PM

48. Probably so, when he's not wearing Presidential Seal undies.

He had the socks -- I'm sure he has the briefs to make him feel like he's still Prezahdentin' 'n' stuff.

Doofus in Chief:

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #48)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:11 PM

50. Crocs!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:46 PM

44. Have to give him credit

For staying the hell away from everything. At least the guy got some hint from America. He never liked being POTUS anyway.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:26 PM

46. Well, he's BRAIN dead.

Am I really the first one to say that?!

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:39 PM

47. Nah he's just enjoying his riches out of public view.

The most powerful people in the country are not so much celebrities.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:13 PM

51. in a political sense, no, fortunately.

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Response to unblock (Reply #51)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:15 PM

52. he will haunt the Republican party

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:45 PM

55. He's probably been on one long bender since Jan 2009.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:40 PM

56. no

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:53 PM

57. Who really cares, honestly?

 

Let that idiot stay off of our televisions. He makes me want to puke. Revolting man.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:29 AM

59. It's an ex-President thing, bowing out of the light so you don't muck present things going on,

It's what ex-Presidents should do, at least for a respectable time.

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Response to cecilfirefox (Reply #59)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:09 PM

61. It's been a long time though since he's been out of office!

I was hoping that they would wheel him out during Romney's time.

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:56 PM

64. He's never been alive. N/T

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