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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 01:16 PM
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Bush MBA?? Where the Hell is our Profit?? All Companies,etc, make a profit
unless NON profit.

In our case, America earns money from tariffs, taxes, fees, fines, etcwhich in turn funds our bureaucratic machinery, military, etc.

Like a house hold, there is a limit to what we can borrow against the income coming in.... there is no such thing as we can print all the money we want. When breaking that rule, the money devalues.

So what the hell is our President, him being an MBA, doing running up huge defecits and not instituting long term care for our Nation. This SS thingy is his answer? Nope. its not gonna help the Nation as a whole....

Bushies MBA is a Fraud... The Man is a Loser. Everything he did was a failure.... That smirk sez it all. He is Faking his way thru.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 01:19 PM
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1. In the hands of the owners of the Carlyle Group, Halliburton....
...and the huge military contractors. See MBA 502 - Basic Principles of Greed Realization
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 01:27 PM
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2. Actually the Harvard MBA crowd has had mostly similar results everywhere
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 01:37 PM
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3. figured out how to win by going bankrupt
As they did with savings & loans, Enron, and what the World Bank does to Third World countries.

If you own it, pump and dump, lend money to friends and don't make them pay back, go bankrupt, split the loan you made with friend.

If you don't own it, break it, and buy the pieces cheap. That's what they are doing to us--the same thing they have already done successfully many times in Africa and South America. Of course it's successful only for the big investors, not the peons on the ground, us.

In either case, you can also profit on the way down by selling short, like they did before 9/11.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 04:02 PM
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8. But But, Clinton figured a way to solvency, his admins was profitable.
Enough so that we could and was....Pay off the Nat debt, no interest to pay, invest the savings into infrastruture/gifts to the future, new and better systems for the Peeps.

This Bush clown, MBA and all, is a freaking fraud. Pretends to care for the peeps but his actions indicate otherwise.

He is bankrupting us with his ignorance...and skilless leadership.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:33 PM
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11. Clinton was acting in public interest at least some of the time
Bush is succeeding for a group of investors that doesn't include us ever.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:26 PM
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4. you're surprised? this is how he 'handled'
ALL of his business life! he got plum jobs, trashed the companies and then got bailed out by his daddy and daddy's friends. that's why the real behind the scenes operators picked him . . . so they can take over the country when he bankrupts it.

ellen fl
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:42 PM
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13. yup. and the TX TAXPAYERS bought him a baseball stadium
he's never worked a day in his life, never made an honest dollar. His Residency is just as successful as everything else he's ever tried.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:29 PM
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5. You're under the impression that Bush WANTS to make a profit for the US
He's only concerned with making a profit for his family. He could care less about the US.

For the record, after Bush earned his MBA from Harvard, he returned to west Texas to start an oil company, and enrolled in a junior college course on how to start a business. He had to drop out of the class. Just to give you an idea of what a Harvard MBA is worth.

And Bush has never made a profit on any business venture he's attempted. He's made money by getting large "investments" from family friends, and from people who soon afterwards slept in the White House, but he's never made a profit or even broken even doing what his businesses were formed to do. Even with the Rangers, which some people point to as a profitable business venture, the money he earned came from a piece of property he stole from the Curtis Mathis family, and from the city of Arlington. He never succeeded as a baseball owner, only as a property thief.
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Gyre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:35 PM
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6. One more reason to despise MBAs.
Besides it being a bullshit degree for kids who have moms and dads who have enough cash to buy an "advanced" degree for their little nazis who have no inclination or ability to do anything other than party their way thru school.

Trust me, they'd all be going to law school if there wasn't that danged ole bar exam at the end.

Gyre
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 02:47 PM
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7. MBA = Major Bullshit Artist.
I know. I've had the misfortune of working with plenty of them.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 04:03 PM
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9. Where O where is the BS Dectector when we need it??
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justgamma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 06:08 PM
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10. During the first campaign,
he promised to run the country like a business. Well, he's running it like he did all his businesses, into the ground. This statement alone should have been a clue to what he was going to do.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 07:35 PM
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12. people should mention this whenever someone pitches privatizing
anything.

"Wow, you want to run it like a business? Do you mean like Enron, the Silverado S & L, or Arbusto?"
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 08:03 PM
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14. Close....but, small cigars.....He is on track to Bankrupt America/Planet
This guy and his Pubs, vice versa, come from a place where Reason and Sanity are absent. They do not the term...Ratioinalizing their way to the top, them Pubs and Bush want full control for selfish reasons...

They are willing to merge with other peeps harboring the same desire but different approaches.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 08:23 PM
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15. sane but not humane
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 12:43 AM
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19. Bush is pretending to be sane...but shows signs of delusion personified
A closet Nutcase he is.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 08:46 AM
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25. yep. good thing he isn't calling the shots--just a spokesmodel
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 02:52 PM
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26. Its amazing some/enough Americans waste their votes/investment
on a Dufus Dude who can hardly talk about anything. He is so full of BS its Alarming..... like AHHHGOOOGAAAA AHHHGOOOOGAAAAH Dive dive dive.

What does it say to the Future we are so dumb we vote for Dumber??
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 08:28 PM
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16. His MBA is about as authentic as my online divinity certificate
:eyes:

Except I got mine all by myself.
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:22 PM
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17. "trashed the companies"
Now he is trashing Amerika. The Silverspoon Sociopath was picked because he could be handled by his puppet masters, the Multi-Corps, the NeoCons and the so called Xtian RW. He is a dolt that will do and say whatever he is told to.
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Tactical Progressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:27 PM
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18. "the 'crisp efficiency' of a blue-chip corporation"
Edited on Sun May-08-05 10:36 PM by Tactical Progressive
Shortly after the Bush administration took power in 2001, Richard Berke of the New York Times spewed a piece of pro-Bush bullshit that stuck with me. Try not to accede to the conventional revisionist wisdom that "everything changed after 9/11" and that the media started kowtowing to BushCo as part of some nationalistic re-orientation. They were kissing Republican ass, deflecting Bush criticisms and assaulting Democrats throughout the 2000 election and the first nine months of BushCo. Through the stolen election, the Clinton's exit, the China plane debacle, the 'axis of evil' crap, the destructive and unfair tax cuts etc etc. They've been Republican cheerleaders and protectors from well before 9/11.


From Daily Howler:

"We really thought it captured the age. On March 11, Richard Berke was pandering hard in a New York Times page-one lead story:

BERKE (paragraph 1): In the seven short weeks of his presidency, George W. Bush has transformed how the White House and elements of the sprawling government operate in ways that contrast sharply with those of Bill Clinton and other past presidents.
(2) It is no accident that a bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower is perched to the right of Mr. Bushs desk in the Oval Office. Not since the generals days in the White House, some veterans of past administrations say, has a president so reorganized a government to function with the crisp efficiency of a blue-chip corporation.

Pander note: "short" appears in paragraph one to help us marvel at Bushs achievement.

That aside, Berkes is roughly the three millionth article banged out from the current, controlling templatethat Bush has cleaned things up after Clinton. The key words are "crisp efficiency." Those are the words that let you know that Bush is being praised for what follows. Trust us: without those words, you wouldnt quite know what to make of the rest of Berkes piece."

....
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 12:48 AM
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21. Crisp Efficiency to losing money/resources on foolish projects.
Is Bush the Edsel of past?, the Dufus of Oz?, the Dumber of Dumb?

All of the above....is my guess
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 12:46 AM
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20. He doesn't want US to profit, silly.
He wants his military industrial complex buddies to profit.

Mission accomplished.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 01:13 AM
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22. *
Anyone's daddy (if rich enough) can get their son into a prestigious school. * proved a lousy CEO, just as he's been a lousy president.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 01:14 AM
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23. He's going for "market share".
:silly: (Folks familiar with internal marketing executives should get a chuckle from that.)

A Harvard MBA isn't worth toilet paper in the trenches. I'll take one Chicago MBA over 5 Harvard (or Stanford) MBAs any time. (Throw the Marketing MBAs back in grade school until they learn something.)

A Bush-run business never made an honest profit. They're pump-and-dump scams.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 02:57 AM
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24. A Loser of a Boozer is whot we got in the Oval Office.
The Brain Damaged Prez struggles to appear normal but his past incidents are so revealing.

Black eyes, scrapes and bruises, dropping doggy, dropping Sanity and Reason, Bush continues onward posing as normal.

The Leaders of other Nations take advantage and cut deals leaving America in a Lurch. The latest is China. She is accused of manipulating its monetary policies for selfish gain? Isn't this something the Pubs Pride themselves on? LOL. The Pubs are getting killed by their own game...and the leaders of other nations are howling with laughter at Bushies expense.

We have lost the investment in our voting...the wrong guys lost and the wrong guy "won"...

Now we Americans will continue to lose more as Bush is on a 8 YEAR LOSING STREAK.

People across the Planet ask..."What the fuck Happened to America?"
"How the hell can they elect this Bush Duffus?"
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