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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:23 PM
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Exciting ACTION photos: Bush goes to help Hastert & GOP with "tough races"

GAZE upon Little Lord Fuckstick's FIRM RESOLVE and UNWAVERING CONFIDENCE, you LOWLY DOGS! Who could refuse the offer of THIS MAN'S help?



:evilgrin:



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President Bush leaves the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, for a day trip to St. Louis, and Chicago. The president will campaign with House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill. and help two Illinois Republicans in tough races. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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President Bush is saluted as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 en route to St. Louis and Chicago Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

...and, apparently, "returned salutes" have gone the way of the writ of habeas corpus in Junior's realm...

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jhuth at work Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:26 PM
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1. You just know that he now hates his job because his agenda failed.
Of course, don't forget that its all Clintons fault, because he was for it before he was against it, and liberal moonbats wear tin foil hats Ted Kennedy killed a woman and as the Iraqis stand up we'll stand down because if our troops come home terrorists will follow them and Al Gore said he invented the internet because Kerry said terrorists were just a nuisance and liberals just need to get over it and their war on christmas or their war on easter shows that Dean screamed and George Soros gives money to moveon.org who wants us to cut and run rather than adapt to win then Jane Fonda stood near John Kerry and they have no ideas as activist judges want to kill snowflake babies in addition what about the busses, the busses, and they hate us for our freedoms 9/11 changed everything this is a new kind of war that we fight over there so we don't have to fight them here it's a dangerous world and Democrats want to deal with terrorism with law enforcement pass a global test and wait for them to attack us before we attack them.

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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:47 PM
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14. SO TRUE...
...and that's a remarkably succinct way of putting it:

"he now hates his job because his agenda failed"...

That's really what's at the heart of the anger and the outbursts. People don't agree with him. They don't obey him. They say bad things about him and they get printed in New York Times Best-Selling books.

And when he talks about not looking at the polls, he's voicing his biggest lie. He's the ultimate narcissist: of COURSE he cares about the polls.

I don't know if you watched Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, but if you didn't, check out the video clip on Crooks & Liars regarding the new book "Tempting Faith" (http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/10/11/olbermann-excl... /). The Evangelicals are about to learn what they have already suspected: Bush used them to get elected, and his administration mocks them and their agenda behind closed doors.

WELCOME to DU, jhuth at work!

:patriot:

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thoughtanarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:27 PM
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2. I've always wondered...
What happens when a salute is not returned by a superior officer? Do you have to stand in salute until you're relieved, like freeze tag? Or do you just wait until the officer leaves the area and complete the salute to no one?

Any enlisted peeps out there care to comment on this one?
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:34 PM
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4. My ROTC students tell me they gotta hold 'em till the CO salutes
A good officer will deliver a counter salute quickly, but maybe Bush doesn't know he can counter salute even when he does have his monacle and riding crop with him.
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:34 PM
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5. Not just enlisted, officers must salute too.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 12:36 PM by Geoff R. Casavant
I don't think the President (or any of the civilian higher-ups) are required by law to return salutes, since they are not in uniform, although they must be saluted. I think the custom of the President saluting was started by Reagan, and others since then have simply kept it up.

To answer your question, if the superior doesn't return the salute, for whatever reason (for example, I must salute my CO if he is in civilian clothes and I am in uniform, but he should not return it), you simply wait until he has passed then drop the salute. If you're going to be talking with the superior, then you drop it after a second or two.

On edit: Return salutes from superiors should be just as sharp as the salutes they receive. It is a mark of mutual respect between service members, not a mark of honor to the superior. The rules are there just to show who is supposed to go first.
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thoughtanarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:40 PM
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11. Thanks
That makes sense. Especially the comment on mutual respect.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:51 PM
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15. Yes...Bush's return salutes look like he's shielding his eyes from the sun
I think we can all agree on two things:

1). Bush will never properly pronounce the word "nuclear"

2). A sharp return salute will never happen since it is a "mark of mutual respect" and Bush respects no one. Including himself. Respecting himself in a self-loathing Oedipal dry drunk manner does not count.

:patriot:
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:32 PM
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3. junior is paying more attention to the voices in his head than to the
world outside his head.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:35 PM
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7. Well good God, somebody distract him before "God" starts naming countries!
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:42 PM
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12. pssst, he's already heard the names ... i think iraq was one of them...
and he's got NK and Iran within sonar range.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:35 PM
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6. How Come
Yeah....how come bush can roam the country on taxpayers time , the taxpayers dollar campaigning for republicans..Do you remember when Senator Kerry was campaigning and the republicans yelled like he was committing murder that he was not spending enough time in the senate.... Wonder why it is ok for bush to campaign for republicans but to campaign for a democrat is not ok....somebody explain that one.
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tulsakatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:37 PM
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8. it's amazing that.........
...he actually thinks he can help them!! It will probably hurt them more to have Bush supporting them considering his approval rating and the poor support for the war.
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:39 PM
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9. That top image looks Photoshopped
The background looks like a filter has been applied to "stylize" it and make it
appear less obtrusive, so the foreground is emphasized.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:54 PM
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17. The top image is definitely Photoshopped...
...even though there are lens filters that will stylize the background and keep the subject "clean," this one's been played with.

:toast:
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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:59 PM
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19. ...which is really an odd choice.
Becuase it does nothing but take attention away from the subject of the image, which I guess is probably the opposite result they wanted.

The viewers eye will go to the blurry and odd-looking leaves above the helicopter (at least mine did).

Maybe that's because I naturally avoid any images of him.

But it looks like someone just got Photoshop, figured out the pen tool, and just found all the cool filters you can play with.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:04 PM
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20. Oh yeah, it's not only Photoshop, it's BAD Photoshop.
And you're right...my eyes immediately went to that background. Maybe they should stick to having him pose in front of banners. He likes those banners, and when he's standing in front of a 200 foot "SECURITY" banner, you KNOW he's going to be talking about SECURITY.

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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:12 PM
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21. Soo...if I was feeling insecure, I could hug him?
*rimshot* (We really need a rimshot smiley)
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:39 PM
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10. Yesterday was the anniversary of his sister's death. No wonder he's sad
See:

Today is the aniversary of Robin Bush's death... now, watch this drive
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:55 PM
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18. The more I learn about Poppy and Bar, the more I...
...well, I'll just let the picture do the talking.



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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:44 PM
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13. Helping Hastert?
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:51 PM
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16. Look at the first picture....
...the dark reflection in the car windows, looks like a giant Darth Vader.

If it acts like a Sith Lord, talks like a Sith Lord and creates eerie window reflections
that look like a Sith Lord---it's a Sith Lord.

Then again, sometimes I wonder if we're really dealing with a "Dark-Helmet" type.


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