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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:03 AM
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This BBC article about Bush's bike wreck cracks me up
enjoy:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4658327.stm

The last line is priceless.
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:05 AM
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1. I'll check it out
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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2. thanks for calling it to my attention; I missed it on the first bounce.
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This is not the president's first accident.

In May 2004, he was badly grazed after falling off his mountain bike during a ride at his Texas ranch and, in June 2003, he fell off his hi-tech Segway scooter.

In January 2002, he grazed his cheek after choking on a pretzel and fainting.

pnorman
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:09 AM
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5. I LOL everytime I read the last bit, good he is so ridiculous!
The world is so laughing at us.
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 AM
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3. At the height of the "freedom fry" controversy,
I bought a box of pretzels on-line from a French outfit that was intending to deliver several semi-loads of the delicious and salty snacks to the shrub shortly after his gagging incident.
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julianer Donating Member (964 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:07 AM
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4. It's hard work
riding a bike.
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Newkophile Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:42 AM
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9. Great line, now check this out
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 AM
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6. Sad part is you have to go to Aljazeera.Net for a picture & great title :)
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:11 AM by wakeme2008


http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E2E77222-258F-4C...


Bush falls off bike again

..cut...

Bicycle damaged :evilgrin:


The president, who had been riding with a Secret Service agent, was fine, McClellan said. But the bicycle suffered some damage and Bush had to return to the hotel in a car, which had been trailing them.

..more at link...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:38 PM
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14. This looks like an old picture. Are they recyling pictures or look same?
I saw a pict a while back, I think after one of his other bike accidents, that looked like this one. Do they have a stock "Mr.bush is a klutz" photo or is this a new one?
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 AM
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7. here's another one from skynews
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-13382008,00...

"In 2002, Mr Bush fainted and fell off his sofa in the White House when he choked on a pretzel while watching American football."


HA HA HA HA AH

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:39 PM
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15. I like this quote from this article
In June 2003, he fell off his hi-tech Segway scooter as he stepped onto it at his family estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. But he managed to leap to safety, landing on his feet
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:20 AM
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8. it's a metaphor
he runs the country the same way he rides a bike
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Bark Bark Bark Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:55 AM
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10. Good Lord, they went with the "rain excuse" again
I don't know about you--but I can ride a two-wheeler in a light drizzle.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:20 AM
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12. You'd think....
the giggling murder monkey would LEARN that water on a road makes it more slippery. But, since he never makes mistakes it MUST be something or someone else's fault. I shouldn't demean monkeys like that. REAL chimps have the ability to learn from their mistakes. OUR monkey "never makes them". :eyes: Yeah, right!
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:10 AM
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11. All the security in the world can not save him from himself
Humpty Dubby had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men could not put humpy dubby together again.

Please Mr President, for the sake of all humanity, Give It Up!
This fella needs a permanent roll cage for an exoskeleton.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:39 AM
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13. Why doesn't he just give it up and go jogging?
Oh, yeah. I forgot. He's got to look 'more macho' than Clinton did.

Sorry, Chimpy. You're failing on all counts.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:43 PM
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16. The best part was the three links to the right of the story
1. BUsh bruised after bicycle bang
23 May 04

2. Bush fails Segway test
14 June 03

3. Bush makes light of pretzel scare
14 January 02

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:46 PM
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17. kick!
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:58 PM
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18. He was ringing his bell at the time
and the handlebar streamers distracted him.
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