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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 08:59 AM
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Bush Bicycles While Baghdad Burns >>>
The Callous President, the Frivolous President, the Crawford Coward.



BAGHDAD, Iraq - Three car bombs exploded near a bus station and hospital in Baghdad Wednesday, killing at least 43 people and wounding 89 in the deadliest attacks in the capital in weeks, police said. Survivors searched charred buses and cars for signs of relatives.

http://news.yahoo.com /





http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/17/opinion/17dowd.html

Biking Toward Nowhere
By MAUREEN DOWD
Published: August 17, 2005

How could President Bush be cavorting around on a long vacation with American troops struggling with a spiraling crisis in Iraq?

Wasn't he worried that his vacation activities might send a frivolous signal at a time when he had put so many young Americans in harm's way?

***

On Saturday, the current President Bush was pressed about how he could be taking five weeks to ride bikes and nap and fish and clear brush even though his occupation of Iraq had become a fiasco. "I think it's also important for me to go on with my life," W. said, "to keep a balanced life."

Pressed about how he could ride his bike while refusing to see a grieving mom of a dead soldier who's camped outside his ranch, he added: "So I'm mindful of what goes on around me. On the other hand, I'm also mindful that I've got a life to live and will do so."










http://www.sptimes.com/2005/08/14/Worldandnation/Hittin...




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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:01 AM
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1. Why doesn't he just wear that helmet all the time?
:D

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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:03 AM
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2. This whole situation seems like a dream.....
Iraq and this country are falling apart and bush is riding a bike. Will this bad dream ever end?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:04 AM
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3. I wonder what the penalty is ...
... for anyone who gets out in front of him. :eyes:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:08 AM
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4. They get "feed Bolton" duty?
;)
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:09 AM
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5. He doesn't allow that, of course >


Bush: "All right, let's go have fun. This will be great. Again, hang in there and do not force the President too hard. Be kind. Then afterwards we'll have a good visit."

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/08/14/Worldandnation/A_chat...
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MaineYooper Donating Member (555 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:11 AM
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6. what, they're not "creating their own reality" anymore?
"...
At long last, a senior Bush official admits that administration officials can no longer cling to their own version of reality. "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning," the official told The Washington Post.
..."

poor bushies- have to come back to the "reality-based" community again.

bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!

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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 10:23 AM
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10. An unnamed official
not that they would even bother explaining it all to the Boy King.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:17 AM
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7. The "no one overtakes me" president.
wtmusic posted an article yesterday about **'s lil bike ride with reporters. "There was one rule -- no one overtakes the president."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050816/ts_nm/bush_armstron...

Whenever a photo of ** biking with the reporters is posted, the "no one overtakes me" rule should be included. The only way he'll participate in something is if it's rigged in his favor.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:48 AM
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8. born with a silver spoon - cheating as a way of life
that's so unmanly - the First Wimp.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 09:55 AM
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9. LOL! First Wimp II.
Just like his daddy.
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