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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:33 AM
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NYT-Bush,at Commencement, hails "Honor" of US Troops in Iraq
Edited on Sat May-15-04 07:01 AM by Divernan
www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/politics/campaign/15bush.htm...

(Warning to DU: At Concordia College -largest Luterhan school in US, Jesus would have wept if he'd been among the 500 graduates. Some excerpts (with my comments as to Bush's unspoken thoughts added in parenthesis):

"One person can do so much harm or so much good."
("I've focused entirely on the harm thing".)

"Our worth as human beings does not depend on our health (so I'm gutting Medicare as fast as I can while helping out Big Pharmaceuticals)'; or productivity (so stop whining about your parents' jobs being outsourced to India or other third world countries, to increase the fortunes of Big Manufacturing, Big Insurance; big Data Processing, etc.); or independence (so pay no attention to those damn liberals carping about the loss of your constitutional freedoms via my Supreme court and Patriot Acts I and II) or any other shifting value the world might apply. Our worth comes from being the image of our maker(Forget about that turn-the-other-cheek; do unto others crap! Anyone who is not a born again like us has NO worth.)"

"Nothing good or just can be built on the suffering of others. (But some record profits and dividends for Big Oil and Big Military/Industrial bidnesses CAN be!)."

"Life is not just a tool or commodity or a means to other ends (except for the cannon fodder I send to fight for the aforementioned intersts of Big Oil & Big Military Industrial Complexes).

End of excerpts.
This is the most extreme example of listen-to-what-I-say; don't look at what I do!



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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:50 AM
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1. that would be the worse to have bush as the speaker at your grad
I would be so upset if I were graduating and had bush or any of his minions at my graduation talking......how do they get picked and do the students have any say.......
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Shadder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:26 PM
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9. I don't know....
From a front row seat it might have been possible to spit on the idiot.
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No Mandate Here. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:51 AM
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2. I wonder...
if he is avoiding his daughters' graduation ceremonies because Karl couldn't buy him an honorary degree or get him a (non) political speaking gig there?

Oh, silly me... there wasn't anything political about this speech, now, was there?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:53 AM
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3. your link
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:02 AM
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4. Thanks - I corrected it.
nt
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:28 AM
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5. What hypocrisy. He & Pickles are not attending either graduation of their
daughters. But leave no photo-op behind! Hope Jenna & Barbara remember this when it's time to choose a nursing home.
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nodictators Donating Member (977 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:40 AM
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6. Bedsore Haven Nursing Home for the WH Resident
"We guarantee at least 1,001 bedsores for each of our residents before they pass on."

"Meals at Bedsore Haven prepared by Halliburton Food Services"

"Bedsore Haven staffed by H-1B workers from the New Iraq"
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:25 PM
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7. Article claims he got a standing ovation.

I wouldn't be so :mad: if I thought he intended to govern as if he really meant any of this happy b*shsh*t
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:15 PM
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8. So if he went to his Kids
graduation he would be endangering them, is that why he didn't go?

well, isn't he endangering THESE kids?

Standing ovation? MOre like numb asses and brains..
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