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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:13 PM
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So, bu$h* left the devastated Gulf Coast area to go directly to a
Edited on Thu Jan-12-06 09:17 PM by susu369
$70-million-dollar mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, to see his fat cat buddies. After doing his obligatory photo op in the New Orleans and Mississippi area he went directly to his elite base. He has no shame! I mean he could have waited a couple of days so the obscene contrast would not be so obvious? I repeat, he has NO SHAME! Casa Apava holds the record for the most expensive home ever sold in this country.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

President Bush is coming to Palm Beach County today to meet with major contributors to the Republican Party and give praise to a Jupiter school volunteer.
--snip--

After meeting with Alcantara, Bush is expected to travel to the Palm Beach home of Dwight Schar for a meeting with about 40 Republican Regents people who have given at least $250,000 to the GOP.

Schar, 63, is chairman of NVR Inc., a Reston, Va.-based home-construction company, the eighth-largest in the nation. Last year, Schar purchased Casa Apava on South Ocean Boulevard from billionaire Ron Perelman for $70 million.

Schar, who is part owner of the Washington Redskins football team, is well known in Virginia political circles. Last year, President Bush attended a fund-raiser at Schar's Virginia home for Jerry Kilgore, the unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor in that state. Schar also was a Bush "Ranger" in the 2004 campaign, meaning he raised at least $200,000 for the president.

Bush will be visiting a home that was designed in 1918 for Frances Payne Bolton, a Standard Oil heiress whose husband was an Ohio congressman. Schar, who grew up in Ohio, where he was briefly a teacher before getting into the home-building business, purchased the 26,000-square-foot Casa Apava and additional land around the home, giving him one of the few properties in Palm Beach that extend from extend from
the ocean to the lake.

Republican leaders also are having a meeting at the nearby Breakers hotel.

Bush's visit will cause delays for drivers. After his 5:10 p.m. arrival at PBIA, Bush will meet dignitaries and Alcantara.

Then he will travel by motorcade to Palm Beach. He is expected to return to the airport around 7 p.m. While Bush's motorcade is on the road, nearby traffic will be halted.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbccentral/content/local_n...
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:16 PM
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1.  He could have showed concern from a pig ranch, but then he'd
be on vacation.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:16 PM
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2. the emperor with no cloths
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:20 PM
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3. The New Orleans appearance was so they could write off the trip...
This is standard operating procedure for Bush; a five minute photo op and then off to hours of fundraising with the bloated republicans moneybags.
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:22 PM
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6. Yes and not ONE mediawhore calls the bastard over this
I wonder how much taxpayers money this waste of human skin has cost since January 2001?
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:27 PM
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9. Dead center
this story should be covered but we know it won't receive any media attention.

:grr:
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:32 PM
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12. Just like all the other crap this pig has pulled since he's been squatting
In the WH hasn't received any coverage. Oh but, heck you know President Clinton once got his hair cut at LAX airport and heck it caused a short delay...and it was treated by the mediawhores like it was a big federal case.

They make me sick.
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Anita Garcia Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:48 PM
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13. I wonder if he stopped to waive at the teenage girls?
In the spot where four months ago President Bush declared that this city's passionate soul would return, hundreds of Catholic school girls donned life jackets, goggles and inner tubes Thursday to symbolize their flooded homes and protest the city's lack of defense against future storms.

Chanting cheerleader-style slogans, the girls, ages 13 to 18, pumped fists in the air and held up signs that warned if the city's levees are not fixed and the Gulf Coast's wetlands not restored, the city would flood once more - like it did after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans on Aug. 29.

The event, which drew about 300 people, coincided with Bush's ninth visit to the city since the storm.

<http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KATRINA_LIFE_JAC... >
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:45 PM
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17. I'm surprised that he didn't demand that they were carted off to Gitmo
Edited on Thu Jan-12-06 10:46 PM by ...of J.Temperance
You know nobody is allowed to protest or even criticize Junior anymore...under some obscure part of the un-Patriot Act.

Talking about Junior waving...that reminds me of when the dumbass waved at Stevie Wonder...only a complete moron like Junior is unaware that Stevie Wonder is blind and thus waves at him...or being the vicious little prick that Junior is was he making fun of Stevie Wonder? Who knows what twisted and warped logic goes on in Junior's sick mind.

PRONTO GIOVANNI, GET THE STRAIGHT-JACKET AND PREPARE THE RUBBER ROOM IN THE BOOBY-HATCH...WE GOT A NEW PATIENT.

On Edit: Dammit spelling error.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:01 PM
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14. You're right. Not until a Dem president does something similar, and
then they'll whine about it for days.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:03 PM
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15. "waste of human skin"
:7
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:39 PM
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16. Yeah, the best part of Junior dribbled down Barb's legs
Yes it did.

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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 08:45 AM
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28. VIDEO
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:20 PM
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4. What a . . .
Edited on Thu Jan-12-06 09:21 PM by CrazyOrangeCat
. . . colossal ASSHOLE!!!!!!

:nuke:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 06:46 AM
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23. AN ELITIST PIG! nt
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:21 PM
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5. What do we expect from the Sociopath-in-Chief...afterall while
NOLA was submerged under 20 feet of water and people were drowning, suffering and dying of thirst and hunger...Junior went to two fundraisers, ate birthday cake with McCain and strummed a guitar.

So, you know, it's not too surprising that the piece of shit would go to another fundraiser at a $70 million dollar mansion the day after his latest bullshit photo-op in NOLA is it?

He is a vile creature.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:24 PM
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7. It seems as though every one of these
obligatory trips is "made up for" by a nice, comforting fund-raiser, where he can stick his fingers into people's frosted cakes, wrap himself in the arms of the wealthy dames that help finance this chicannery and revel in the cash, checks and money orders he's bringing back to help out his croneys.
Doesn't it just tickle you that he's visting a home built for a Standard Oil heiress. That's true southern comfort.
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:29 PM
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11. Indeed . . .
. . . Standard Oil was Enron/Halliburton a hundred years ago.

He truly thinks he's King.

Well, I hope he gets loaded on cheap gin, falls down the grand staircase, and breaks his back.

And no, I'm not a nice person tonight.

So . . . go ahead and break your neck, you evil mofo.

Who could that be at the door at this hour???



:evilgrin:
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:26 PM
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8. 2004 rangers to 2006 regents
that will be viceroys in 2008 for Jebs selection I suppose. Why have the Reps dropped the folky western hokum and taken up the fancy aristocratic titles.
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 09:28 PM
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10. "Regents"?
There are no words... :eyes:
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 10:53 PM
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18. Kick
:kick:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 11:17 PM
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19. Bush Visits Hurricane-Ravaged Gulf Coast (it's all better!)
Here is the link to the article of him visiting MS and LA. What a twit. He is so out of touch with reality. His handlers had to remind him that everything is not all better.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060112/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -
President Bush, visiting the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast Thursday for the first time in three months, hailed marked improvement despite warnings to lower his expectations about the pace of recovery. "I will tell you, the contrast between when I was last here and today is pretty dramatic," Bush said. "From when I first came here to today, New Orleans is reminding me of the city I used to visit."

The president met privately with small business owners and local government officials in the New Orleans visitors bureau, located in the Lower Garden District neighborhood that was not flooded. The area suffered little impact from the storm, and his motorcade passed stately homes with very little damage.

Bush praised the city's success in bringing much of its infrastructure back if not most of its citizens and businesses. He touted it as a "great place to have a convention" and as an attractive tourist destination. "It's a heck of a place to bring your family," said Bush, seated before a colorful mural depicting jazz musicians, a river boat, masked Mardi Gras revelers and crawfish. "It's a great place to find some of the greatest food in the world and it's a heck of a lot of fun," he said.

After meeting with Mayor Ray Nagin and other elected officials, Bush was restating his commitment to rebuild during a speech in the crumbled town of Bay St. Louis, Miss. There, trees still lay snapped in half, debris is strewn across the landscape and people are living in tents and trailers in front of homes with missing roofs and shattered windows...
More at link, including Andrew Card's quote "I had to manage his expectations this morning, because while there has great progress, there continues to be great need indescribable need,"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 11:19 PM
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20. Bush just doesn't give a fuck!
So of course he wouldn't care how it would look.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 11:26 PM
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21. Obviously!
:D



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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 06:40 AM
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22. The media keeping up that Faux Commoner tag line
for the little rich boy.
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 07:10 AM
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24. Check out video Liveoaktx has at CanOFun
Ironic how bu$h* talked about the "stark contrast" of how the area looks now compared to the last time he had a photo op visited the area. Hey bu$h*, you want a real "stark contrast" - how about the devastated Gulf area and the $70-million-dollar spread you couldn't wait to get to.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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David K. Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 07:35 AM
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25. Picturing President's Venues Thursday
Tonight's presidential party place.... at 1300 S. Ocean Blvd., on storied "Billionaire's Row," is a six-acre oceanfront estate called Casa Apava. It is the most expensive home ever sold in the U.S. You can read about Casa Apava here, but first, take a peek at President Bush's other venues today...


New Orleans, LA - Whole neighborhoods were instantly destroyed when flood waters rose and floated homes into one another. Many people are homeless and rely on FEMA to help them though the ordeal. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo enhanced by IllinoisPhoto.com


Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in Bay St. Louis Mississippi. Friends help homeowners sift through what once was their home in hopes of finding the smallest of possessions that can be saved from the rubble.


Casa Apava features 33,000 square feet of interior living space within several buildings, a movie theater, swimming pool and pool house, gym, boat dock and a walk-in humidor. The house has seven bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, and until this fall's hurricanes flattened some of the grounds, the melon-colored mansion was well-shielded from Ocean Boulevard by stands of palm trees and tropical shrubbery.

Dwight C. Schar, 63, who has been CEO of Virginia-based construction service company NVR for 18 years, as well as being a part owner of the Washington Redskins football team is the owner. The sale price shouldn't be too much of a stretch for Schar, who had a paycheck last year of $58 million, making him the fifth best-paid CEO on Forbes' annual round-up of executive pay.
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 08:43 AM
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26. "Some call you the elite... I call you my base...."
Fuck those lizard shitters!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-13-06 08:43 AM
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27. Let them eat cake
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