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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:06 PM
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NYT: On Bush's Birthday Abroad, Lots of Cake and Then a Spill
On Bush's Birthday Abroad, Lots of Cake and Then a Spill


President Bush about to tackle the candles on his birthday cake, presented by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark at Fredensborg Palace.

By RICHARD W. STEVENSON
Published: July 7, 2005
GLASGOW, Scotland, July 6 - It was President Bush's 59th birthday on Wednesday, and it started out in Denmark, with a suitably celebratory intake of cake for breakfast and cake again for lunch. It ended up in Scotland, with a collision on a rain-slicked road.

Mr. Bush, apparently aiming to burn off some of his birthday calories after arriving at the Gleneagles resort in Scotland, took his mountain bike out for a spin. He was pedaling along at what his spokesman, Scott McClellan, described as "a pretty good speed" when he crashed into a local police officer who had been standing guard along the road.

The president, who was wearing a helmet, slid across the asphalt, suffering "mild to moderate" scrapes on his hands and arms, Mr. McClellan said, and was bandaged by the White House physician, Dr. Richard Tubb.

The White House provided no details of any damage to Mr. Bush's ego. The police officer unlucky enough to have been in the president's path was taken to a local hospital and later released after doctors found no fractures. Mr. McClellan said the president had spent some time with the officer, whose identity was not released by the White House, right after the collision.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/07/international/europe/...


sigh...
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:10 PM
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1. Can our next president be someone...
who can stay on a phucking bike? It's really not that difficult. Really.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:41 AM
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27. Well, I don't think right-wingers like athletic types.
They turned down Kerry for windsurfing.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 01:12 AM
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39. Kerry is also a snow boarder
and he eats pretzels, without mishap.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:14 AM
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37. Either stay on the bike, a la Kerry
or don't get on the damn bike in the first place.

How many bike accidents does this guy have that we never hear about because there are no visible bruises?

Honestly, it's called DIGNITY.
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:11 PM
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ROTFL My Asscroft Off!!!!
:spray: :rofl:
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:11 PM
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2. you have got to be kidding me - good Lord
as happens many times with bush, my anger has turned to embarrassment.

America is so much better than this.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:11 PM
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3. Gee
A whole road to himself and he still manage to cause a disaster by hurting a representative of Law and Order.

Where indeed the US manage to dig out this amazing specimen from.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:54 AM
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29. Kind of a metaphor for the moron*
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:12 PM
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4. And, Junior said, "Let them eat cake!"
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:51 PM
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17. Naw, he said "This isn't the kind of blow job I had in mind, Queenie."
"Now, watch me blow!"
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:15 PM
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5. Shouldn't that be "lots of COKE"?
That picture is truly bizarre.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:37 PM
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11. You took the post right out of my fingers!
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:45 PM
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14. Great Pictures!
The pictures show just screwed up America is.

Be patriotic everybody, make America what it should be!!! Not this nation of hate and greed!

Hello to all my brothers and sisters. Peace
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Algomas Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:26 AM
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25. OMG, could the timing be any better?
Can you imagine the snickers and eye-rolling going on among his G8 peers? I hope the European press lampoons the hell out of this. He needs to be laughed at and jeered all the way home to Crawford.
What a jackass. What an embarrassment. What a pathetic Emperor.

I can't wait to see him testify at the war crime trials. He will sing like a canary to save his skin.
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:40 AM
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19. That's exactly the way I READ it the first time. n/t
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM
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22. Maybe they had just asked him
to show his expression when he fell off the bike.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:19 PM
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6. What a picture. I really feel sorry for this loser.
He looks like a six year old kid. :yoiks:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:21 PM
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7. I don't believe they put
this in the article..

"Perhaps before mounting his bike in Scotland, he had been lulled into overconfidence by the horoscope in The Washington Post on Wednesday for people born on July 6: "You have so many brilliant ideas this year!"

Yeah right.."overconfidence" to even get on the fucking bike.

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murray hill farm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:21 PM
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8. Look daddy....
i am a big boy now...watch me blow out all my candles...see...i am getting ready to do it now....getting a big, big breath ready...here i go.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:24 PM
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9. I wish someone had the video. I guess they showed him blow them
out on Countdown and it is hilarious.

I missed it earlier but I'm watching the repeat now.

I just checked and neither Dembloggers or Crooks and Liars has the the video.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:33 PM
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10. How many dead soldiers now? The cake should have that many candles.
Let's see him blow out approximately 1,760 candles. Watch the big man snuff out 1,760 lights.
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:45 PM
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13. Exactly. It makes me sick to see folks fawn all over Bu$h.
It is even more disgusting and revolting to think he actually believes he is "loved and adored the world over".

:puke:
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:42 PM
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12. Why are there 93 million cake pics,
but not a single one of him on his goddam bike?

This is the same planet where papparazzi stalk movie stars, right? So why is there not a single papparazzo in the whole world that can get a shot o Bush being his normal, graceful, athletic self?

I don't get it.

-as
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:47 PM
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15. Did he fall face-first into the birthday cake? n/t
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:48 PM
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16. Must've been rum cake.
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DesEtoiles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:16 AM
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18. Where's Laura?
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:41 AM
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20. Bush usually lands on his face
He must have "mastered" his bike by now, and so can successfully land on other body parts.

What a cheerleader he makes for the Tour De Freedom
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:42 AM
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21. The Tour du "Freedom"
Like that so much I had to repeat it.

Bush. What a winner.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:55 AM
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23. He was riding IN THE RAIN.
As in: too stupid to come out of.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:11 AM
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24. It's painful seeing that photo! He looks so damned idiotic. Imbecile!
If anyone ever had any doubts about the NY Times pampering this pResident, he/she needs to read this article. My God!

He's just the most adorable little pResident they've ever seen.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:32 AM
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26. this is so far past pathetic that i can't think of anything i can add.
except perhaps mother nature is trying to tell bush something.
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MetaTrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:05 AM
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28. Of course, it's only a coincidence that Bush gets bruised up
JUST BEFORE the shit hits the fan. Pretzel incident? January 2002, as plans were settling into place to invade Iraq. And now? His good friend Tony Blair is sweating under the bright lights with the smell of nitrates around him...
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koopie57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:00 AM
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30. * crashed into a guard STANDING along the road?
Scott McClellan, described as "a pretty good speed" when he crashed into a local police officer who had been standing guard along the road.

I saw the picture of the guard and he looked like he got hit by a car instead of our lovable president. I think that they should nail a stationary bike to a truck and let him peddle while driving him around. We need to do something to keep him off that bike before he kills someone.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:04 AM
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31. Photo caption: "All your cake are belong to us." - George W. BushCo
Be careful: excess cake ingestion can lead to otherwise inexplicable bike accidents.
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Catfight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:09 AM
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32. First his fly is undone and now ANOTHER crash? Geesh. nt
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:11 AM
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33. The officer should sue AWOL Bush's incompetant ass off.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 08:13 AM by bushisanidiot
what kind of a moron is he that he can't even maneuver a bicycle??
but more importantly..

WHY IS THIS IDIOT ALLOWED TO RUN OUR COUNTRY????
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:27 AM
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34. this guy's hippocampus is damaged already
another bike fall won't make it any worse
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sidpleasant Donating Member (376 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:46 AM
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35. Time to Gerald Ford - ize Bush
Gerald Ford was reduced to a national joke by Chevy Chase after Ford slipped on the steps of Air Force 1 and hit a few spectators with golf balls. It's time to do the same thing to Bush: destroy his tough - talking Texan image by constantly lampooning Bush's clumsiness. Shrub has choked on a pretzel, fallen off a Segway, and he's had at least two bicycle crashes that I can recall.
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goose4739 Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:05 AM
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36. But him a big boy...
See how he can blow the candles out on his big, big cake?

Jee-zus...
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:11 PM
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38. he is an abysmal failure in all things
what a fool.
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