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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:35 PM
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Bush warns: Watch out for ’shysters’
Source: Rawstory

By David Edwards and Gavin Dahl
Sunday, January 17th, 2010 -- 12:15 pm

President George W. Bush is warning Americans not to fall for scams trying to raise money off the disaster in Haiti.

"I need to put a pitch in for the clintonbushhaitifund.org," Bush told NBC's David Gregory. "One of my concerns around any crisis is that shysters show up and take advantage of people's good will and generosity. So for people who want to help, one avenue besides the established NGO's would be to tap on that website and we'll help make sure your money is spent in a transparent accountable way," he said.

Celebrity foundations, credit card companies and Twitter hoaxes have drawn attention away from the efforts of reliable groups like Paul Farmer's Partners in Health, the Dalembert Foundation or Doctors Without Borders whose cargo plane was not allowed to land in Port-au-Prince around the same time Bush was being interviewed this morning.

Read more: http://rawstory.com/2010/01/bush-warns-watch-out-for-sh... /



The real "shyster" fund is the clintonbushhaitifund.org.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:36 PM
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1. Takes one to know one
n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:33 PM
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25. Ha!
:rofl:
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:33 PM
Response to Reply #1
26. +10000000000
Exactly.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:56 PM
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31. Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
the irony is killing me.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:09 AM
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53. You beat me to it!
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:38 PM
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2. I really want America's Number One Shyster to give me this warning
George W. Bush telling me to watch out for shysters is right up there with an anti-LSD message from Owsley Stanley and Timothy Leary.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:43 PM
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3. I thought "shyster" was unflattering slang for "lawyer".
Once again, bush mangles the English language.
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harkadog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:24 PM
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15. Not commonly used that way
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 04:32 PM by harkadog
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:18 PM
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22. Oh, yes it is. ALL the time.
It's the worst thing a person can call a lawyer, especially when it's the truth.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:29 PM
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cartach Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:49 PM
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43. I know a few lawyers
and 2 out of 3 are shysters or con artists. That's why they're referred to as shyster lawyers, a universal term commonly used. And Bush is the expert on dealing with shysters be they lawyers or some other occupation. His administration was full of them.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:39 AM
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46. I know scores of lawyers who are hard-working honest people. Take your Republican anti-lawyer smears
elsewhere. They're full of crap.
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harkadog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 11:03 AM
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57. How is it you know "scores" of lawyers so intimately?
If you criticize a lawyer it is Republican? Who knew? I will have to forward that bit of information to my state's bar disciplinary committee. Thanks for informing us.
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:06 PM
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60. A few are ethical, but a LOT of them aren't,
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 02:11 PM by tonysam
perhaps even a majority. They take cases they know are crap because they know they will get a big payout from an insurance company. They will also suborn perjury, introduce as "evidence" forged documents, and so forth.

I used to work for and around lawyers. Some were very good and dedicated, but others were out to see what they could get. In any case, a lot of them burned out.

The legal profession is a very closed club. They, like doctors, will cover for each other.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:11 AM
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54. Let's see...

Clintons - both lawyers

Obamas - both lawyers

Biden - lawyer

Bush I & II - no lawyers

Cheney - not lawyer

Reagans - no lawyers

Yeah... I see what you mean.
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:09 PM
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63. Keep it up
Nixon was a lawyer who surrounded himself with lawyers.

In fact, Nixon was the very incarnation of the shyster lawyer.
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:04 PM
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59. "Shyster lawyer" is almost redundant
n/t
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:47 PM
Response to Reply #43
66. Fuck you
And that's on behalf of my father, twin sister, 2 uncles, 3 cousins and both godparents.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:37 AM
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45. /WTF? Bought into Republican anti-lawyer propaganda, have you?
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:08 PM
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61. No, it's from experience. I couldn't care less
about politics.

When you actually experience the legal system firsthand, it's an eye opener.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:08 AM
Response to Reply #24
52. Many Internet posters are uninformed jackasses

At least that's been my observation.
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #52
62. A lot of us also know what we're talking about. n/t
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #62
65. Oh, of course WTF would I know

...only being a lawyer and all.

Whose rights have you defended lately?
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AlecBGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:58 PM
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4. oh the irony
dont... let... head... explode...
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:01 PM
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5. Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.
:eyes:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:40 AM
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47. His own re-election proved America could indeed get foiled, er, fooled, again.
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 12:41 AM by No Elephants


Of course, that assumes he was actually elected both times--not a universally agreed premise, to say the least.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:02 PM
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6. Maybe he's not the best messenger, but on substance he is right
nt
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trungpa ricochet Donating Member (157 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:05 PM
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7. Pretty damn rich
After all the interference by Clinton in Haiti over the NAFTA stuff, and after Bush's shit with Aristide, they both have the fucking nerve to say they give a shit about Haiti. I gave money to MSF (Doctors Without Borders), and their plane was delayed while Dumbya was mumbling on TV. Disgusting.

BTW, "shyster" has some traditional anti-semitic overtones. Bad choice of words...sort of like "crusade" when talking about the "war on terra". What a dumb ass.

:puke:
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:09 PM
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8. From the biggest Shyster of em all!!
Lol.................. :puke:
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:11 PM
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9. Would you trust your money with the Decider?
I sent mine to Doctors with out borders!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:18 PM
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10. Unbelievable.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #10
20. You know the old saying...
Takes one to know one, so that makes ole pettifogger George an expert.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:24 PM
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11. Not the time for this kind of political comment. Anyone who wants to help is welcome.
Good for Bush. There is nothing wrong with the fund.

Leave the asinine comments for Rush and company.
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J-Lo Biafra Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:06 PM
Response to Reply #11
34. +1
:thumbsup:

I despise the politicization of the Haiti disaster. By anyone.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:28 PM
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12. Dubya always had a way with words
Shyster was originally a slang term for dishonest Jewish lawyers and mobsters.

That man has permanent Foot In Mouth Disease.
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harkadog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:29 PM
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17. Not used that way in common American english
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 04:32 PM by harkadog
Bush used it properly as in a con man reference. http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/return-the-shyst...
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SandWalker1984 Donating Member (533 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:53 PM
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13. I want to, I can't, he made it too easy......
:popcorn:
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setfreetruth Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:18 PM
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14. Everyone should stop giving until we see credible reports
of the people receiving water, food, rescue, and health/medical care that is commensurate with the amount of funding that has already been given. I have not seen reporting of anything near 11M+ in aid reaching the people of Haiti. This is madness! There must be some accountability! I do not trust those in authority there. President Aristide should return to lead the effort. That puppet government is a joke!
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Tanelorn Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:29 PM
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16. Bush's appointment as a fundraiser sounds like
rehabilitation to me. Will this stint as 'humanitarian'
interrupt his indictment as war criminal?
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:54 PM
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19. What "interruption" are you talking about?
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 04:55 PM by Harry Monroe
Face facts!! He'll NEVER be indicted; Democrats are too chickenshit to do the right thing. If he hasn't been indicted by now, what makes you think they'll be some kind of "change of heart" all of the sudden? Sorry to bust your pollyannish reality bubble, but it just ain't gonna happen!!
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:40 PM
Response to Reply #16
37. It's so he doesn't have to pick up trash on the side of the freeway...
for the DUIs he's accumulated since he left office.
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:17 AM
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56. Clinton been working on Bush rehab for months now
Edited on Mon Jan-18-10 10:17 AM by Bragi
Clinton is just taking advantage of the disaster in Haiti to continue his ongoing campaign to give Bush credibility.

See http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/05/29/toron...

I presume he is being paid to do this PR work for this war criminal. I prefer to think he's not doing it because he believes in the guy.

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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #56
64. And apparently Obama is going along with it
before you know it, he'll be hanging with Poppy and Babs too.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 04:38 PM
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18. I see he's remained just as effective as ever...
I really don't know why they are having that buffoon "help"

The man can't do anything right IMO
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jonathon Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:15 PM
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21. oh the irony
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fitonkpo Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:20 PM
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23. ouch the irony hurts us, precious
EOM
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:35 PM
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27. For to laugh
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:38 PM
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28. Everyone should stay the way from you then, *.
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MrsMatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:43 PM
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29. Sigh, we just can't take him anywhere
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:02 PM
Response to Reply #29
33. That's funny
nt
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 05:53 PM
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30. Pot meet Kettle

:rofl:








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MellonCollie Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:02 PM
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32. There's one! *points*
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jotsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:30 PM
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41. Funny!
That look on his face reminds me of me, when I think about him.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:35 PM
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35. Bush: "And be careful of war criminals like me" n/t
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lobodons Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:35 PM
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36. I just heard Clinton will go to Haiti tomorrow
What about W? Is it safe for him legally to travel abroad?
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:57 PM
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40. I'd worry more about the safety of anyone around him or
anyone he sets his sights on. God help anyone Shrubya tries to "help."
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:14 PM
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38. Is he talking about himself again?
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:41 PM
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39. You mean shysters like you, Georgie?
:eyes:

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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:38 PM
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42. Alright, who let him out?
:eyes:
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:25 AM
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44. Gee thanks . . .
Next he'll be warning us about 'schnorrs', 'schlemiels', and 'nudniks' too
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:45 AM
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48. Shysters like the Bush family who had their own foundation profiting on Katrina.
The Bush Crime Family.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:16 AM
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55. Don't forget "No Child Left Behind"
Huge sums of money for the texts books and materials went to his relatives. It was a scam... the children of our country are the ones who paid.
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 06:43 AM
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49. and writers around the world throw their word processors across the room...
reality trumps fiction again. can't make it up, no one would believe you. but the universe? satirist sans rival.
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:45 AM
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50. This was a dreadful appointment by Obama
People should be encouraged to give money to Haiti despite the appointment of Bush as co-chair with Bill Clinton, his PR flack.

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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 10:04 AM
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51. Consider donating to the Mennonite Central Committee. They do great work.
MCC is a worldwide mission/aid organization based in Akron, PA, here in Lancaster County ... they already had operations in Haiti BEFORE the quake, and therefore could be among the first groups to spring into action there. They really do great work (and they live their faith, rather than broadcasting it -- also, the Mennonites are a peace church).

That's where my donation for Haiti is going. They have a long record of putting donations to great use in disaster aress.

I'm not Mennonite ... I don't even consider myself a Christian, technically, and I generally donate money to more secular aid groups when there's a disaster. But MCC is the one church-based organization I'll always trust to do good work with my donation.

Web site: www.mcc.org

Here's information of all the work MCC does in dozens of countries around the world.

http://mcc.org/wherewework
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:40 PM
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58. Looks like a good choice
There are many worthwhile organizations that help in Haiti and merit support.

That's where people should send their money, not to this outrageous Bush Reputation Rehab Fund.
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