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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:07 PM
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How Bush speaks in religious code
Recent KO comments might have some DUers wondering about how Bush et al are inserting coded wording and phrases into their public comments. It's not a new topic, just an under-reported one.
Here a Boston Globe story from 2004:

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped... /

"George W. Bush believes God has called him to be president. You won't hear him say so openly, of course, but he regularly conveys this to a core constituency -- the religious right."
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:21 PM
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1. I was raised extremely religious and picked up on the code
If you had not been raised religious nor read the Bible, you would not pick up on the "Code". It was there and it was strong.

What is sad is that these right wing Christians voting for W actually hurt charities helping the poor.

W cut the bill to give tax credits to charities serving the poor.
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iconocrastic Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:26 PM
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2. Hey, at least he's not being accused of using the coded words of Satan
/sarcasm
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:38 PM
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5. That's Cheney's department... n/t
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:39 PM
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8. The posted link is from 2004
And duping the Evangelicals is what got him where he is today.
In light of yesterday's revelations stating Bush and Rove think the Evangelicals are "nuts"..

He can use all the code he wants; the fact remains he's been exposed as a fraud and hypocrite.
Unless, he comes across with wheelbarrows full of money, appropriating funds to their non-profit charities.

He'll get the support of a limp noodle.
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:29 PM
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14. This is no secret. It's been known by many for quite some time.
It's deliberate, and is like using "racist" code words to evoke a response.

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:27 PM
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3. Yes indeed. Just keep your eyes peeled for the key words.
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 10:29 PM by calimary
Anything that has a remotely religious tinge to it. ANYTHING. Remember back when he made that speech in New Orleans after Katrina, in the one tiny sliver of the city that was still pretty-looking and expertly staged and lit? And he mentioned "a house not built by hands"? A good clue is to be aware of the passages that sound, well, a little embroidered. Where he tries to "wax poetic." When it sounds a lot more like somebody wrote it for him because we all know he couldn't possibly turn a fancy phrase like that in real time, while "thinking" on his feet. Check the wording and the phrasing. Don't be afraid to get a little tin-foily here, either. It IS code. And the religiosos know and speak it fluently. It's like modern art and whether you like it or not. You know it when you see it. It's excruciatingly subliminal and subtle - so the rest of us with our feet firmly on Planet Reality and who aren't all ready to leave in the Crapture Express won't notice. It sails straight over our heads, unless we know to look for things. Use your suspicion as your guide - a lens through which to look at this stuff. If it looks even remotely suspicious, it's very likely to be code. There's usually ALWAYS some sort of sneaky-ass religious or Scriptural whiff to it.

Remember the crowd he's really speaking to, also. They're already nicely preconditioned to symbology, talking in tongues, and seeing Jesus in a piece of burnt toast. It doesn't take much to speak their language and yank their chains. Think UFO conspiracy theorists. They're softened up to it as is, so they'll pick up on all of it. Heck, some of 'em are in so deep they'll see messages that aren't even there, that he hasn't even tried yet.

And I say this as a lifelong Catholic. I'm conditioned to look for mystery stuff, too.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:39 PM
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7. It might be interesting to point out the "code" to Du'rs
in his future speeches. To the extent I have the time to follow his speeches, I will.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:33 PM
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4. I can't watch him long enough to hear it
:puke: :puke:
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nickyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:38 PM
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6. That whole "comma" reference was a fundie thing, wasn't it? "Don't
place a period where God has a comma" or somesuch.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:41 PM
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9. Nah, he had a Winston Churchill moment
without realizing his plagiarism.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:01 PM
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11. It's from The Book of Punctuation
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:04 PM
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12. Eats Shoots and Leaves?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:04 PM
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13. Yes, that was a real tipoff to the code
because "Iraq is a comma" didn't make any sense at all to civilians.

The quote that is used by fundy preachers across the country is "Don't put a period where gawd puts a comma," meaning there is much more to come.

That statement on Iraq should be a chilling one to anyone who understands the code except for the rapture addled who want WWIII to hurry up so they can kick Jebus off his throne so he'll come rescue them.

The fact that the quote originated with Gracie Allen and not the bible seems to be beside the point.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 10:19 PM
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17. Wow - "Don't put a period where gawd puts a comma"
I didn't know that one - I thought the other poster was joking.



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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:54 PM
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10. his speechwriter used to work for Charles Colson...
...who is one of the inner circle of powerful evangelical fundamentalists these days. Right up there with Dobson.

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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:32 PM
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15. Ah, the embodiment of morality, Charles W. Colson
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focusfan Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:50 AM
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16. maybe the moron believes it himself.
or maybe he just trying to fool other people what a dumbass
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 11:09 PM
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18. He cited Jesus as his favorite political philosopher.
Where did you think he got the idea for the push polling of John McCain in 2000?
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