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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:31 PM
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New goof-on-the-Bushes meme: "Unleash Chiang!"
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 05:37 PM by TeddyKGB
Jeb Bush Reveals His Mystical Warrior Friend



Last week, after more than an hour of solemn ceremony swearing in Rep. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as House speaker, Gov. Jeb Bush stepped to the podium to tell a short story about unleashing Chang, his mystical warrior friend.

Below, courtesy of the Gainesville Sun, are Bushs words, spoken before hundreds of lawmakers and politicians:

Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society.

I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down.


Bush then unsheathed a golden sword and gave it to Rubio as a gift.

I'm going to bestow to you the sword of a great conservative warrior,' he said, as the crowd roared.



Wikipedia entry of Chiang Kai-Shek:

During the Chinese Civil War (19261949), Chiang attempted to eradicate the Chinese Communists

In other words, more nutjob conservatives equating Communists with liberals, and what's worse, using Kai-Shek as a rallying cry.

God DAMN, these people are messed up.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:40 PM
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1. I think Jebthro ate Chiang. Swallowed him whole actually.
He needs a wafer thin mint. }(
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:44 PM
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2. "warrior Chang" was actually something Poppy used to threaten
people with at tennis matches.
Weenie.
Can't find a historical version of him, though.
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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:46 PM
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5. Check the Wikipedia link in the original post.
There you go.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:49 PM
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7. that's Chiang with an I, and the article mentioned Chang as an
"referred to a legendary warrior named Chang who was called upon to settle political disputes in Chinese dynasties of yore," though how one warrior could hang around for several dynasties is beyond me, except for the disunited periods.
Jeb also might mean the Klingon general, or just have his Halcyon and Ketamine on too tight.
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TeddyKGB Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:54 PM
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11. It's the same Chiang.
As you said, Poppy used to call out to him while playing horseshoes and tennis -- Think Progress and the other outlets just have the spelling wrong.

Unless Poppy meant this Chang:



Helluva tennis player.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:44 PM
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3. I was in traffic by the gov's mansion today and Chang came and spoke w/me
He said,

Please let me out of this mad man's grasp. He is so damned despicable
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cssmall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:46 PM
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4. So can I call upon my inner Hindu lover?
During times of need, I can assume many positions of the kama sutra. :P
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:50 PM
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8. only if you post pictures on DU!
;)
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cssmall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:52 PM
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9. *snicker* I will of the whole family when I get my digital camera back.
Edited on Tue Sep-20-05 05:53 PM by cssmall
But, the inner Hindu Lover is only for wife and I situations. :yoiks:
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:59 PM
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12. your wife is a very fortunate woman!
nt
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:47 PM
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6. "Chang" probably had a hand in the deaths of
JFK, Carnahan, Wellstone, 9-11, to name a few.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 05:52 PM
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10. Jeb needs to learn the lessons of Ed Gruberman
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:00 PM
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13. *Boot to the head*
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mark11727 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:17 PM
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14. Unleash your inner KAHN!
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 06:22 PM
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15. was this a saying from Ivy League schools?
Because the only other place I've seen it was in the Harvard Lampoon "Bored of the Rings".
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