Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

It's Times Like These That I Wish We Had a Real President >>>

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:19 AM
Original message
It's Times Like These That I Wish We Had a Real President >>>






U.S. President George W. Bush speaks about the bombings in London while standing in front of the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland July 7, 2005. Bush said 'I spent some time recently with the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and had an opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the people of London, people who lost lives. I appreciate Prime Minister Blair's steadfast determination and his strength. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050707/photos_...

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:21 AM
Response to Original message
1. I knew he would sound stupid.
"People who lost lives"? He means people who lost loved ones. Those who lost their lives are not able to appreciate his "heartfelt condolences."

The man gets more stupid every day.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. I noticed that too.
(I'm shaking head from side to side.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:32 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. "I spent some time recently ... and had the opportunity to express"
How about that line? As if he were about to discuss something trivial and mundane. I think he pulls these out of his brain by rote, whether it's appropriate to the situation or not.

It's time for the WTF icon.

:wtf:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:08 PM
Response to Reply #4
10. It IS time for the WTF icon. Thanks. (n/t)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:31 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. His words have no meaning to him.
Empty meaningless platitudes he spews to make himself feel superior, and convince others that he really gives a crap about human suffering and sacrifice, both of which he knows nothing of.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:33 AM
Response to Original message
5. His vocabulary must be in the range of about 80 words.
"opportunity" "condolences" "I" "I" "I"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:57 AM
Response to Original message
6. Clinton made it look so easy, the US thought any old monkey could do it.
And it turns out, there's a need for a minimally intelligent, decent, hardworking, non-dickhead person to hold the office, OR PEOPLE DIE.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
7. had an opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the people
of London, people who lost lives.

HOW DID HE EXPRESS CONDOLENCES TO THE PEOPLE WHO LOST LIVES?!?!?!


WHat a fuckin' moran.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:02 PM
Response to Original message
8. "Their resolve is as strong as MY resolve," he said,
referring to the other G8 leaders. My God, what a dick! He magninimously pays other world leaders the highest compliment he can think of: "Them folks is as tough as ME!" He sounded as if he was surprised that anybody else could have as much resolve as he does. It's all about him. "Lookit me, I'M a real hardass, and everybody else is a pussy."

And I think if he refers to other people as "folks" once more I'm gonna :puke: all over my keyboard.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:32 PM
Response to Original message
9. Well, he's at least referring to them as "people" now.
This morning they were just "folks".
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:19 PM
Response to Original message
11. It's sad to compare Bush's speaking to Blair's.
Blair sounds like he's reading from a book or a policy paper, even when he's speaking spontaneously. Bush sounds like someone with a mental deficiency, even when he's reading from a script.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 22nd 2014, 01:11 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC