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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:21 AM
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Bush orders 2.4 mil civilian fed employees to curtail non-essential travel
GOP fund-raisers, mixers and tarmac birthday parties, especially when they involve some finger-suckin' GOOD tasty cake for the commander-in-chief, as well as any photo ops that might boost the president's sagging ratings, are still considered ESSENTIAL.



Bush tells workers to cut travel

September 27, 2005

BY STEWART M. POWELL
HEARST NEWSPAPERS

WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush ordered 2.4 million civilian federal employees Monday to "curtail non-essential travel" -- and urged the nation's drivers to do the same -- to ease threatened gasoline shortages caused by temporary refinery shutdowns during the back-to-back gulf coast hurricanes.

During a visit to Energy Department headquarters, Bush called for gasoline conservation as he continued efforts to showcase the federal response to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina that caused a 28.4% loss in U.S. refinery capacity.

Bush scheduled a trip to Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, today -- home to many of the 16 refineries that were temporarily closed to avoid damage from Hurricane Rita. Four other refineries in Louisiana and Mississippi remain closed from damage by Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29.

"We can all pitch in by using -- by being better conservers of energy," Bush said. "People just need to recognize that the storms have caused disruption." Bush said he had directed federal agencies nationwide to reduce trips, saying that if it "makes sense for the citizen out there to curtail nonessential travel, it darn sure makes sense for federal employees."
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:24 AM
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1. I'm sure he darned would like to get rid of every federal employees
That is their plan, after all.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:34 AM
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2. Count paper clips, double up on folders, and use both sides of paper.
This is just a start! We'll have them tolerating cooler buildings in the Winter and warmer in the Summer. We'll all sacrifice together for this great and glorious cause, neoconism forever.

This is so desperate. How pathetic.

btw Thanks John McCain for inflicting this fool on up!
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:40 AM
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3. What about all those new federal
church's the goverment is putting on the payroll? They could save a few drops and we are paying them after all.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 AM
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4. More Bushian psychological projection!
As though ANY of his travel (at our great expense) is essential.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:59 AM
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5. So Fearless Leader can consume 20,000 gals of fuel
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:04 AM by formercia
to take another boondoggle to the Gulf Coast to prevent real workers from doing what needs to be done so he can perform another pointless dog and pony show for the right wing MSM.

Oh, and that doesn't even count the support aircraft, fighter escorts and other Federal and State employees that could be protecting and serving HONEST citizens.

Boeing 747, don't leave home without it.
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:31 AM
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6. That would include YOU, you bozo.
Oh, excuse me, I forgot my place. All holy * can do any damn thing he wants, and the rest of us get to take the consequences.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:29 AM
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7. Anybody know how much oil is being consumed in Iraq?
Seems to me I heard that Halliburton or some other asshole buddy of Cheney had a contract to bring fuel into Iraq. Ironic, isn't it since the oil already there was supposed to pay for the whole clusterfuck.
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ladylibertee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:35 AM
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8. He is so annoying.I don't care what anyone says, I think he is back
on the bottle.I have no scientific proof, no DNA on any wine glasses.I never "witnessed it" I have no inside knowledge.In my very own opinion, I think he is drinking again.Either that , or he's snortin something. :hangover:
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