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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:23 AM
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You've gotta see this photo. JFK, Lincoln, Washington, and... George Bush?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:25 AM
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1. sorry.. it's a registration only..
:(
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:01 AM
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12. ...
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:04 AM
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13. bug me not rules!
I know the pic is posted below, but bugmenot.com is great for sites that require free registration, and you don't want to give out your info...and if you have mozilla firefox as your browser, you can install a plug-in that adds bugmenot to your right click function, inserts logins instantly! I love it.
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:25 AM
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2. uhhg!!!
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:29 AM
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3. Karen Hughes
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:36 AM
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8. "One of these things don't belong"....
Remember those exercises and on Seseme street.

bush, Lincoln, Washington, JFK. One of these things don't belong.

Peace
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:14 AM
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27. You can put a picture of a chimpanzee
next to a picture of Einstein and even a moran would recognize the chimpanzee.

What a *-serving piece of shit karen Hughes is.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:42 AM
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30. "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things doesn't
belong" - something like that.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:31 AM
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4. OMFG! That's the propaganda promo for * that they had Scholastic produce?
That image is unreal....to even equate and have him on the same page with Lincoln, JFK and Washington....

The worst PResident ever and they put them on the book with the greats? And notice, they don't have the images in order either....they gave George the primo top right position...hmmmm...
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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:33 AM
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5. Barf!!!
To put that miserable excuse for a human being on the same page as those three great presidents is totally insulting and ridiculous!

:puke: :puke: :puke:
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:35 AM
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6. I saw that crap earlier in a different thread
You just have marvel at how thoroughly pathetic is the whole effort to prop up the boy king. I have a great many things to be thankful for, not the least of which is that I wasn't born a rich, petulant loser like Bush.

Is our children learning?
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:29 AM
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36. Rich, petulant loser and the luckiest SOB on the planet.
Bankrupt three oil companies, not a problem, Daddy will bail you out. Insider trading, again not a problem, Daddy will stop any investigations. Want a baseball team, Daddy will make sure that happens. Leader of the free world, all yours, criticism free or Mama will make 'em pay. Yep, luckiest SOB on the planet.
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bdot Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:36 AM
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7. It's Sesame Street!
Don't you remember the segments where they have 4 pictures and then asked which of these 4 do not belong?
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kma3346 Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:39 AM
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9. Ha!
That is exactly right!!!

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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:43 AM
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20. that's the first thing I thought too! lol (nt)
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:51 AM
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10. What is the story on the book?
Who paid to have it produced? Was this done with government funds, or is it purely a product from Scholastic? If it was the government, it is one more example of our tax funds being used to aggrandize a despicable (p)resident. If it was done by Scholastic, I hope they receive a lot of letters of complaint.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:59 AM
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11. No wait!!! Its a puzzle on the cover.
"Kids, let's play which-one-of-these-men-is-not-like-the-other."

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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:47 AM
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24. Like Einstein, Freud, Marx... Alfred E. Neuman!
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uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:13 AM
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14. as much as i hate to see it, it's nothing.
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:15 AM by uncle ray
regardless of who is occupying the oval office, i'd not find it unusual for a book on president's cover to feature the current president, along with the first, and other prominent presidents. it's not like they got Nixon, Reagan, Poppy and Junior all on the cover.
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CanOfWhoopAss Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:08 AM
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15. Dictatorship just like Sadam was on all the school books. nt
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:15 AM
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16. A repeat of what I did yesterday morning after having to leave school
early. :puke:

What kind of nasty bug is this that I have. Oh, it's just my body's reaction of anything and everything right wing.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:26 AM
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17. Why, all of the sudden, is Hughes dumping on her family again?
Remember, she left Washington to spend more quality time with her family? It was such a heartwarming story :puke: it almost brought a tear to my eye. Now she's more or less telling her family to "fuck off", my blivet buddy needs me more to spread propaganda across the world. The red plastic containers in the freezer are for dinners, the green ones are for lunches and get your own damn breakfast.
What a crock of shit. This beast of a woman has all the charm of a 300lb. sow in a wallow on a hot August day. What happened to her oh so precious family all of the sudden? :shrug: Saving her old pal bush's ass takes precedent over the hubby and kids any day I guess.
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:33 AM
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18. lol, but what does "blivet" mean?
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:31 AM
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22. Dictionary.com
blivet



/bliv'*t/ "ten pounds of manure in a five-pound bag"] 1. An intractable
problem.

2. A crucial piece of hardware that can't be fixed or replaced
if it breaks.

3. A tool that has been hacked over by so many incompetent
programmers that it has become an unmaintainable tissue of
hacks.

4. An out-of-control but unkillable development effort.

5. An embarrassing bug that pops up during a customer demo.

6. In the subjargon of computer security specialists, a
denial-of-service attack performed by hogging limited
resources that have no access controls (for example, shared
spool space on a multi-user system).

This term has other meanings in other technical cultures;
among experimental physicists and hardware engineers of
various kinds it seems to mean any random object of unknown
purpose (similar to hackish use of frob). It has also been
used to describe an amusing trick-the-eye drawing resembling a
three-pronged fork that appears to depict a three-dimensional
object until one realises that the parts fit together in an
impossible way.



Source: The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, 1993-2005 Denis Howe
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:49 AM
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25. Fascinating. And funny. Thanks.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:41 AM
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19. IT'S NOT THE SAME COVER THAT'S ON SALE AT AMAZON....LOOK
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 04:42 AM by Lochloosa
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:59 AM
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21. OMG, that's amazing. Anyone check Mt. Rushmore lately??!!
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:41 AM
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Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:42 AM by Dover
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:41 AM
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23. Interesting. BUT if you click on that cover to see it enlarged...
you get the one shown in the article with Wash./Lincoln/Kennedy/Bush.

LOL! That is just the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!!!!
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:01 AM
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26. Buy your own!
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chelaque liberal Donating Member (981 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:14 AM
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28. Did you notice you can buy it used for $.39?
It would still be over priced at that.
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chelaque liberal Donating Member (981 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:19 AM
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29. On second thought, maybe it would be a good investment.
After the implosion they might be come collectors items, like double headed coins.
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wakemewhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:13 PM
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40. Bet you're right. Probably worth a fortune someday...
...and will seem more and more incongruous in years to come.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:52 AM
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31. Perhaps we should not judge this book by the cover.
A customer's review:

I purchased this book for my 8 yr. old son at our local school's book fair. Beautiful design, loads of information, the name "scholastic" on the cover. . . seemed perfect. Imagine my dismay when I came home and got a chance to actually read some of the entries--notably George W. Bush. Is David Rubel a member of Moveon.org? Of the DNC? Was he Howard Dean's speechwriter?

This author was COMPLETELY biased and it is definitely NOT an "encyclopedia"-- despite its claim to the contrary. Encyclopedias are supposed to be unbiased. Children's books, especially, are not supposed to reek of bias. David Rubel makes it clear that GWB is reviled--deservedly so--by everyone. His entry on Bush clearly shows us his own personal views. He believes that only religious Christians support Bush, that Bush divided this country, that Bush only sees one side of every issue, and that he has angered the country by siding against stem cell research, pulling out of Kyoto, and the International Criminal Court. There's much more. As a matter of fact, there isn't ONE positive comment attributed to Bush, and there is a whole lot of negative "spin". Scholastic ought to be ashamed of themselves for passing this off as an encyclopedia and might want to consider repackaging this book as "The Liberals Take on our US Presidents and Their Times".


How many parents will buy this because their Boy George is on the cover?



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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:22 AM
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39. WOW... Thanks... I'll buy it now!
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mattomjoe Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:57 AM
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32. But if this book was REALLY biased towards GOP
they probably would have Reagan on the front in place of JFK.
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chalky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:00 AM
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33. LOL! Wow, talk about your "Three Men and a Little Lady".
n/t
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NoBushAndCo Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:01 AM
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34. Thanks nt
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:01 AM
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35. The top two, a more recent great, and the current guy. Pretty typical...
...for a schoolbook on the presidents.

Don't sweat it. Bush is only there 'cause he's "the current guy".
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:34 AM
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37. Nominated -- For God's sake, MSM, wake up and cover this travesty. nt
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second edition Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:23 AM
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38. Karen Hughes- George Bush's groupie !
I can't believe they would have the nerve to promote a book like this and compare Bush to these other great leaders. Makes you wonder what they are working on for future history books.
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