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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:19 AM
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George W. Bush on 9/11: "But the day ended on a relatively humorous note."
Ladies Home Journal:

Peggy Noonan (the interviewer): You were separated on September 11th. What was it like when you saw each other again?

Laura Bush: Well, we just hugged. I think there was a certain amount of security in being with each other than being apart.

George W. Bush: But the day ended on a relatively humorous note. The agents said, youll be sleeping downstairs. Washingtons still a dangerous place. And I said no, I cant sleep down there, the bed didnt look comfortable. I was really tired, Laura was tired, we like our own bed. We like our own routine. You know, kind of a nester. I knew I had to deal with the issue the next day and provide strength and comfort to the country, and so I needed rest in order to be mentally prepared. So I told the agent were going upstairs, and he reluctantly said okay. Laura wears contacts, and she was sound asleep. Barney was there. And the agent comes running up and says, Were under attack. We need you downstairs, and so there we go. Im in my running shorts and my T-shirt, and Im barefooted. Got the dog in one hand, Laura had a cat, Im holding Laura

Laura Bush: I dont have my contacts in , and Im in my fuzzy house slippers

George W. Bush: And this guys out of breath, and were heading straight down to the basement because theres an incoming unidentified airplane, which is coming toward the White House. Then the guy says its a friendly airplane. And we hustle all the way back up stairs and go to bed.

Mrs. Bush: And we just lay there thinking about the way we must have looked.

Peggy Noonan (interviewer): So the day starts in tragedy and ends in Marx Brothers.

George W. Bush: Thats right we got a laugh out of it.



NEVER FORGET THIS.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:21 AM
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1. Scum
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:21 AM
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2. Just when you think you can't hate the moran even more than before...
you do. :grr:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:41 AM
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30. I never think that. I always leave room for more hatred of him, I figure
he won't let me down in that and he never does.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:21 PM
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47. That should be his calling card!
Just when you think, 'this is the pinnacle of Bush stupidity, this is the apex'; he just goes and adds a few dozen tons of rock!
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:23 AM
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3. Ha, ha, ha! That guy just cracks me up. He was great at Brooker Elementary
He's just such a kidder, you know?

You never know when to take him seriously.

Are we going to war with Iran? Ha! That'll be a lot of fun to find out!
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Firenze777 Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:26 AM
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4. what issue of Ladies Home Journal?
month and year?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:27 AM
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7. September '03
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Firenze777 Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:30 AM
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13. thanks
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:36 AM
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22. de nada. WELCOME to DU!
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:51 AM
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147. Per Michael Moore, it was the Oct '03 issue
Although it would have come out in Sept '03.
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:26 AM
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5. ha ha george
U crack me up.
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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:26 AM
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6. "It's been a fabulous year for Laura and me," W said in 12/01.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:15 PM
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65. Jaw to the floor unbe-friggin'-leavable !!!!! nt
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 04:36 AM
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125. Well, he was probably telling the truth for a change!
Re "It's been a fabulous year for Laura and me."

The Patriot Act's been passed, his war plans are going great and he's well on his way to becoming a dictator! What's not to like?
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:28 AM
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8. Never forget this lesson of 9/11: Bush is an insincere, uncaring jackass
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:28 AM
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9. "the bed didnt look comfortable."--some whimpy Com. in Chief!
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diamondsndust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:35 AM
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21. he's REALLY gonna hate prison bunks! .... n/t
Edited on Wed May-31-06 11:36 AM by diamondsndust
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:10 PM
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43. I like the flag
bush saying he had to be mentally prepared??? he is more like mentally unprepared. What a jerk he is.
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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 03:43 PM
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163. Yeah. Contrast that to Clinton's giving
up the airplane bunk to George HW soon after his open heart surgery.

Not to mention how "comfortable" were the injured people who'd escaped from the Twin Towers that night?

It's always "me, me, me" with Dubya, no matter what the crisis.
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:28 AM
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10. "We like our routine"
"And we just lay there thinking about the way we must have looked."


Utter utter scum.
:puke:
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zbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:29 AM
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11. That bastard could actually SLEEP on 9/11?
Nice to see he had his priorities in order.

Would have been nice for him to be in the "war room" trying to figure out what happened and what to do next.... oops! Silly me... He already knew what happened and what he was going to do next. Probably slept like a baby. Everything went as planned and/or expected.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:31 AM
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14. and chuckling all the while.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:12 PM
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44. Disgusting!
While the rest of the country was in tears watching 24 hour news, * was worried about being "comfortable" and having a good laugh.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:41 PM
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55. Laura was sound asleep...I don't think I slept that night and I didn't
know anyone directly involved. What kind of people are they? The bed didn't look comfortable!!!
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 10:34 AM
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151. they take Ambien
Colin Powell said so. He said "everybody" takes it.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:32 PM
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112. I was unsettled and couldn't sleep that night.
I'll bet a lot of others couldn't sleep either.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:30 AM
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12. "Bin Laden plans to attack US"
Edited on Wed May-31-06 11:30 AM by The_Casual_Observer
that was funny too, right jr?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:32 AM
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15. "historical information only", said Condi
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:35 AM
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20. Maybe she meant hysterical information.
They seem to like a good laugh.
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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:47 PM
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79. "They seem to like a good laugh."
Condi said to the faces of the 9/11 widows that it was historical information.
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:34 AM
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He had to provide strenth and comfort to the country?
What a laugh. That was a humerous note if I ever saw one.
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The Deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:37 AM
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24. Didn't You Hear Condi?
"It didn't take seeing that Daily Brief to know bin Laden wanted to attack us." Condi Rice, testimony before the 9/11 Commission.
So that makes you Double Dumb Fucks for ignoring the reminder, eh? What diploma mill did that dweeb get her doctorate from, anyway?
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:43 AM
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32. And Saddam was going to make a mushroom cloud with that
rusty egg beater buried in some old guy's back yard too. Condi made connections at Stanford, I guess that's the best you can say about her.

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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:42 AM
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158. "What diploma mill did that dweeb get her doctorate from?"
Her mentor was the same guy who mentored Madeleine "It was worth it" Albright.

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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:33 AM
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16. He can add this to his far too small "mistakes" list
The one that included "bring 'em on"

What a total piece of shit.

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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:33 AM
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17. The Most Unbelievable Thing is This:
Bush allowed himself to be protected, managed, and whisked out of sight on Sep 11. All day. Never once thinking that it was his job to show his face, take control, and provide leadership. I was absolutely appalled at the time.

Now it turns out that the one time on Sep 11 he stood up to his handlers and insisted on living dangerously was because the bed looked uncomfortable. God.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:09 PM
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94. yes -- I was thinking, "couldn't he even manage a radio broadcast?"
So maybe they couldn't put together an emergency TV message live from AF1 (although this is the administration that spends millions of dollars on staged photo-ops so you 'd think they could at least put some of that communications expertise to work). But even the sound of a President's voice could have helped calm people down and reassure the nation that the world wasn't coming to an end. I remember how upset people were at DU, as the hours dragged by and Bush showed no signs of emerging from his hidey-hole.

I watched that sorry attempt at propaganda (the White House-endorsed "DC 9/11" movie) where they tried to convince us that Bush got mad at being whisked away. It ended up looking like an ineffectual hissy fit ... if he were really in charge, they'd have listened to him! So either he wasn't in charge ... or he is lying about his reaction that day, and never wanted to be out there leading the country.

And to think I even worried about whether he was okay.
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 04:03 AM
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124. AHHH The DC 911 Movie, now THAT was high Comedy
I love that Rumsfeld is reading crap at his desk all bored that morning then the Pentagon is HIT, and next we see RUMMY RUNNING along side a guy on a stretcher and HE'S HOLDING THE IV BAG! It's not like he had anything to do that morning..

But the best was, in the AF1 when someone, I think it was ARI comes rushing into the pRez's "office" and says, "Sir, there's a Plane that could be considered a Threat.."

Bush jumps up and says, "Is it a Credible Threat?"

I was on the FLOOR laughing, so goddamn phony..

Don't forget that IN that movie Cheney ORDERS FLIGHT93 SHOT DOWN, and I bet you haven't see that anywhere else since.. remember the guy that made that movie was a right winger and they even used CANADIAN money to Make the film, that's what kind of Cheating shits they are..

It really is a Funny movie, as it's SHEER proganda, and on such a trailer park mentality.. they even used the guy that was the Bush in "That's My Bush" created by the South Park guys, so the whole movie I'm waiting for this guy to act like a comedian..

I have to get another copy of that film, gave the one I video taped to a friend and never got it back, it's freakin HILARIOUS! (Considering the circumstances)
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:08 AM
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140. gotta' see this
It really is a Funny movie, as it's SHEER proganda, and on such a trailer park mentality.. they even used the guy that was the Bush in "That's My Bush" created by the South Park guys, so the whole movie I'm waiting for this guy to act like a comedian..

OMG, that sounds absolutely hilarious! Where can we get this? It's a must-see, in my book.

I hadn't even heard about it.

Trailer park mentality propaganda. OMG!! :rofl:




Cher
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:41 PM
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159. you've got to check out the director/producer commentary track
Edited on Thu Jun-01-06 12:47 PM by Lisa
... on the DVD! (Only, don't do it on a full stomach.) If anything, it's even better than a "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" critique.

The filmmakers are so pro-Bush I thought that they were doing a satire like Stephen Colbert ... but it turned out that they were SERIOUS. They spend the whole film just patting each other on the back for how clever they are. But they were so eager to make Bush appear godlike that it actually got in the way of a sympathetic portrayal -- and they didn't even realize that. So much for their Hollywood credentials ... one would think that they would at least have some rudimentary skills in storytelling and how to create sympathetic characters. Evidently not.

DC 9/11 isn't even decent propaganda, it's so poorly done. "Casablanca" is proof that you can have a propaganda-ish flick which is also excellent on its own merits. About the only story that would seem halfway plausible and appealing would have Bush starting out as a doofus but maturing (that old Hollywood standby) ... but heaven forfend them showing flaws in their hero. So the character starts out as a plaster icon and has no place to go from there.

Suffice it to say that their version of "drama" has Bush uncapping a Sharpie marker with his teeth, to show how firm and decisive he is. And the scene where he is all fatherly and reassuring towards a nervous and indecisive Cheney! Has to be seen to be believed.

And you're absolutely right -- they did make the film in Canada, getting tax credits from my home province to do so.

I ended up feeling sorry for Timothy Bottoms. He seemed uncomfortable on the commentary track, with all the Bush adulation from the filmmakers. He ended up talking about the itchy rash that afflicted him (I swear I'm not making this up) during the shoot. Maybe that accounts for the strained look on his character's face? By the way, some of my friends in the Santa Barbara area say that his whole family are big-time Dems who are active in the local party ... so I'm not blaming him for either taking the role or having it turn out to be such a fiasco. Not his fault that the filmmakers gave him such ludicrous lines ... or subbed in footage of the actual Bush at crucial points, destroying his character portrayal.

The whole thing reminded me of that "Red Dwarf" episode where the egotistical Rimmer makes a film about his life ... and his friends are totally shocked at how contrived his version of reality is.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:34 AM
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18. Unidentified airplane?
Coming toward the White House? I'm confused. Not only did they have all aircraft grounded by that time, how in the hell does an airplane head toward the White House on that day?

Oh well, either way, they just crack me up.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:37 AM
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25. Probably his Saudi pals on a jet joyride. THEY were allowed to fly
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:46 AM
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34. Its must have been the special flights that spirited the BinLadens
out of the coutry since all planes were grounded.
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:22 PM
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48. But why would they be 'unidentified'...
The military controllers had to know where they were so the fighters wouldn't shoot them down. I don't get that at all... I think they made this whole story up as a 'good human interest story on the Prez' for the LHJ...
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:55 PM
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61. I seem to recall...
all aircraft in U.S. airspace had been grounded and/or accounted for by about 11:00-12:00 noon that day.

I live outside D.C. and the fighter jets were buzzing the city all night long.

This is complete bullshit, the entire story.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 08:49 PM
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102. It was just a *friendly one*
You know...one of those planes that carried his so called enemies out of the country via his special orders!

If I wasn't MIHOP before I am now--*the bed looked uncomfortable*

This F-er should be tarred and feathered.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:34 AM
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19. Yeah, it was a laugh riot.
A really funny story to tell the grandkids someday.

:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:38 AM
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26. ya know what really burns my cork about this?
I remember not being able to sleep AT ALL on 9/11.

The Bushes are sick people.
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Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:03 PM
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37. That fact is what stuns me as well. The one night you'd think his
friggin routine would be affected would be on that night. I am just struck dumb.

I'm Canadian and I stayed at work till 4 a.m. activating several hundred satellite phones on 911 so they could be driven down to NYC. I was so devastated at what happened that I was thrilled to have an opportunity to do one small thing to help and I wouldn't have been able to sleep even if I had gone home.

That bush would simply want to keep his routine and laugh about his appearance is beyond the pale.
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:59 PM
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81. right?
Edited on Wed May-31-06 04:00 PM by SlavesandBulldozers
Jesus Christ this is an unbelievable article.

Pickles in her PJ's with a cat in hand being whisked to the bunker, Chimp with Barney and a smirk. I swear to Christ. . .
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:34 PM
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85. people were dying in the rubble. DYING IN THE RUBBLE.
FUKIN DYING IN THE RUBBLE.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:13 AM
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141. people were effectively vaporized and grinded in the rubble
that's why they didn't find lots of whole corpses. or survivors.
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:26 AM
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155. right.
and the Pentagon across the street was still smoking, and this guy's laughing with a cat on his lap, about to nod off.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:16 PM
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95. a girl from my neighborhood lost her husband that day ...
And I don't believe she had a decent sleep for weeks afterwards. She is furious at Bush because the airline people knew something was up, as early as August ... and knowing that Bush had been given the information but ignored it because he was on holiday is VERY frustrating and disappointing to her.

I've heard of "black humor" being used to alleviate stress, but Bush's comments suggest he was under NO stress at all and didn't understand the seriousness of what was going on (or that he was at the very least partly responsible for how chaotic things were). Imagine, joking about "there's one terrible pilot" as a plane crashed into the WTC ... or even thinking, in subsequent months, that people would find his remark funny.

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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 09:04 PM
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105. real kneeslapper!
rolling on the floor :rofl:
dumb is as dumb does
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TexasChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 06:08 AM
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131. I'm sorry, displacedtexan, but your comment had me rolling on
the floor....because I'm thinking the same thing.....this is supposed to be funny? This ain't even funny.

There was nothing effin' "humorous" that day, not even by what any of us was wearing to bed that night, for cripe's sake! I can remember holding my Chihuahua in bed, praying, with my eyes wide open, feeling angry and helpless. I WASN'T worrying about what I was wearing! This Chimp has got to be the dumbest retard to ever hit the White House!
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:36 AM
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23. It's almost like he knew he would be safe somehow....
:tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat:

That bastard. I suppose it didn't bother him to disrupt the routine of every other American.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:39 AM
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27. ...and knew it would be to his BENEFIT...
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 08:52 PM
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103. And remember, It was all just a tragic COINCIDENCE. Just a coincidence.
"The process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalysing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor."
--Project for the New American Century
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 07:22 AM
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137. The creepy thing
is that Condi says something very similar in her testimony to the 9/11 Commission.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:51 AM
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148. Go here:
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:40 AM
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28. psychopath.
:puke:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:07 PM
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39. Sociopath.
"Silliness" and "charm" after conciously leaving the doors wide open for a hideous attack on America.

Sleep well in your familiar, fetid bed steaming with its comforting stench, you freak of human nature.
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Ravy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:40 AM
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29. I didn't feel much like laughing at the time... (n/t)
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:42 AM
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31. I will maintain for the rest of my life that 9/11 was an inside job...
He lies about everything, what in gods name makes us believe he didn't lie about 9/11?

Thousands of people were killed that day and they continue to only think of themselves. They feel no remorse, no regret and no sense of empathy. All they can worry about is how "stupid" THEY look.

I'm sure FDR was just laughing his ass off the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. :sarcasm:

The psychologists at Nuremberg said that the nazi's were monsters. They gave a description as to what a monster was: a person who is unable to feel empathy.

I loath, hate and despise this worthless thing* that is called a human* which is impersonating a president.

moron* - our own Ivan the Terrible.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:14 PM
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45. oh I believe 9/11 was an inside job also
but that is another discussion huh?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:18 PM
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96. if * had been in FDR's place, he'd have joked about it!
He would have said something as insensitive as "now that's quite the wake-up call!" as the bombs started falling on Pearl Harbor. Or "what a great luau!" as the ships burned.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:43 AM
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33. Ha ha ha ha-- that's HILARIOUS!
NOT!
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TriSec Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:57 AM
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35. Bastard
An absolute, complete, bastard!

The night of September 11th, my wife and I were wide awake in bed, glued to the TV like EVERYONE ELSE IN AMERICA EXCEPT GEORGE BUSH.

I was utterly horrified to realize that when I heard a plane fly overhead that night, it wasn't a routine inbound flight to KBOS or KBED, but it was an F-15 Eagle armed to the teeth there to protect us as best as it could.

And he's there laughing?

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reichstag911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:23 PM
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49. Hi, TriSec!
to DU!
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:27 PM
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50. I'm right there with you...
I remember lying in bed at midnite and the first fighter jet flew over and I freaked out and ran to the window. I remember talking to my husband and saying 'that sounded like a fighter, not a commercial plane, right?'

They did at least 3 flyovers that night. (We lived near Boston at the time.) I actually got out of bed at 4am to go on the back deck and tried to 'look for the plane'. Couldn't see jack, but that's how unnerved I was.

I guess Deciders don't feel that level of insomnia like we normal humans do... :mad:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:00 PM
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36. "We like our own routine. You know, kind of a nester. "
Yeah. A rat-nester.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:03 PM
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38. Lay there thinking about how they looked?!
I remember what I was doing the night after the attacks too. At the time I was living in the UK, where I felt no personal threat...and yet I lay awake most of the night, alternately crying for those lost and worrying helplessly what might happen to my country next. We'd had friends and neighbors by all afternoon and evening and I certainly didn't stop to think about how I looked to them -- somehow I think they probably understood my puffy eyes and weary shell-shocked look!!

I have nothing but contempt and a deep abiding hatred for the Bushes** and their superficial, self-absorbed moments of "humor".
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:07 PM
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40. I remember lying awake til dawn, listening to the sounds of fighter jets..
I'd freak out every time I heard one...

My husband was lying there next to me, he was staring at the ceiling. I kept getting up to check on the kids...

Good to see our Decider was hard at work. And that when the Secret Service finally DID do their job, that he promptly blew them off because "the bed didn't look comfortable". You arrogant bastard... "They got a laugh out of it..."

I feel sick.

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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:52 PM
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58. Me too..
I live just outside of D.C., less than 10 miles from the Pentagon as the crow flies, I saw the smoldering ruins of the Pentagon on my way home that evening, and I didn't sleep a wink that night, I too had fighter jets buzzing the house all night long.


I was definitely freaked out. I kept seeing those people jumping out of windows in my head over and over again.

Scumbags, both of them.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:05 AM
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114. I didn't hear the fighter jets.
I'm near Dulles. I normally hear the sounds of the passenger jets as they prepare to take off. The night was unnaturally quiet without those sounds.
The stacked planes normally form "the constellation of Dulles". Those stars did not shine that night nor the following two nights.

A friend who works the gates still had to report for work, even though there were no flights. One of the passengers on one of those non-flights refused to open his briefcase for inspection before boarding the plane. Her super let the man go anyway. Friend suspected the briefcase was full of US currency the man was taking back to Saudi on the non-flight.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 08:19 AM
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139. That's an interesting little story...
lots of those that never made it to the public conscience, eh?

Like you, I remember one of the most eerie things afterwards was the lack of noise from commercial air traffic overhead.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:09 PM
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41. "Barney was there." very comforting for shrub. The dog hates him BTW. nt
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:09 PM
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42. The sheets in the basement were from Neiman Marcus
Edited on Wed May-31-06 12:11 PM by tinfoilinfor2005
as opposed to the Christian Dior designer sheets on the upstairs bed.

Wonder how he would have slept six nights on a roof in New Orleans? Pity we'll never know.

Edited to include: Or in a ditch on a summer's night in Crawford?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:38 PM
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86.  Or in a ditch on a summer's night in Crawford?...
I slept in my Hyundai (all 6'1" of me!) in the lot by the grain silo across from the Peace House...that counts too, right?!!

Ya notice he don't vaca there no mo'.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:38 PM
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99. You have my total respect.
Something mister bush will never have.

(6'1"...how cool; are you a super model?)
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:13 AM
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142. coulda been w/ a head transplant! no. just a little runway in my 20's
Edited on Thu Jun-01-06 09:15 AM by elehhhhna
a LOOOONG time ago. Here's one of my proudest days...Camp Casey, last August:
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:15 PM
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46. Here's the direct link
http://thismodernworld.com/1035

Send it to everyone who thinks * is compassionate. :mad:
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:48 AM
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145. And here's the original link...
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Minnesota Libra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:32 PM
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51. 9/11 "ends in Marx Brothers" for anyone- that is probably the most........
....cold hearted cynical horrid thing I've ever read. Those f...ing a..h... :wtf: b......s - how could they make light of anything that happened that day??? :wtf: I knew I loathed and truly and so completely hated that b.....d but until now I didn't realize how much I f...ing hate that thing.
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:34 PM
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52. That's pure sociopathology.
9-11 didn't happen for them at all, did it?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:32 PM
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75. Other than as an opportunity to exploit to start a war for $$$? No.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:38 PM
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53. Peggy Noonan (another dispicable excuse
for a human being) has a less than somber tone here as well. Instead of sensing that Mr. and Mrs. Chimp are digging a big hole for themselves with their inane comments and steering the conversation back onto a serious note, she slips in the "Marx Brothers" reference, egging them on further.

There is nothing funny about 9/11 and there is something seriously wrong with all three of these idiots.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:39 PM
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54. SOAFB!
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Yollam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:43 PM
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56. HA HA HA. Hilarious.
Isn't it funny how most Americans went to bed a bundle of frazzled nerves, or devastated emotionally, or couldn't sleep at all that night, but the man who actually was RESPONSIBLE for America's security was focused on those trivialties and whimsies, and slept like a baby?

Of course, I know that's the point of the post, but I like to state the obvious, for the benefit of the dense...
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:49 PM
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57. Peggy Noonan made that entire piece of crap up...
Seomething she's been paid by the GOP for years to do, make up fairy tales.

George and Laura were probably so blind drunk that night, they couldn't see the noses in front of them, contacts or not.

:puke:
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:54 PM
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59. "... I needed rest in order to be mentally prepared ..."
Edited on Wed May-31-06 12:54 PM by KrazyKat
I'm sure he was well-rested on the morning of 9/11, when his "mental preparedness" told him to sit there like a lump when informed that our country was under attack. :grr:

This pinhead has never been prepared -- mentally or otherwise -- for anything in his life. :mad:
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:12 AM
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116. Not true. He's been prepared to be a front "facade" for his hidden...
puppeteer$, most of 'em member$ of the BFEE itself, others from think-tanks of complete ignorant$ about everything, except how to defraud the middle-class taxpayers, up to their grandchildren and beyond... and beleive me, thi$ is all they're super-expert$ at).
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 12:55 PM
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60. 9/11/01: The Bushes laugh while America cries.
Typical "Let them eat cake attitude."

They aren't human. They're demonic. They find joy and pleasure in the pain of others. And we wonder why the man loves his wars... :eyes:
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:00 PM
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62. That's right....
That our president. What a heartless wonder.
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Tin Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:04 PM
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63. What a fucking imbecile. 9-11 was probably most sobering day of my life
Edited on Wed May-31-06 01:07 PM by Tin Man
I was transfixed by the TV all morning. By lunch, I couldn't stand anymore, so I decided it was best to get to work on my roof, which I happened to be in the middle of replacing during the wonderful stretch of sunny weather. But while on the roof, my minds-eye kept replaying the images from NYC and DC - the explosions, fires, and collapsing buildings. As I nailed-off the plywood sheathing, lemme tell ya, I took out my anger on those nails. I knocked the shit outta every nail I drove that day - as a result, I expect a tornado couldn't budge the roof from my house.

I don't recall laughing or even cracking a smile that entire day...
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:13 PM
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64. sure glad bunnypants was able to nest with his wife...
what a sick son-of-a-bitch! He thinks 9-11 ended on a fucking laugh?
:puke:
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LilyLibber Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:39 PM
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66. Speechless with disgust.
I canNOT believe what I just read. I wrote several different sentences here, then deleted each of them, because none of them could convey the depth of my revulsion and outrage. This is just fucking sick.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:44 PM
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67. disgusting horrible fucks.
Im sure they would have been cracking up if their slut daughters were in there. How reprehensible are these people?
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 01:45 PM
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68. Wow. The guy lies so much he doesn't even notice when he's doing it.
"I knew I had to deal with the issue the next day and provide strength and comfort to the country, and so I needed rest in order to be mentally prepared. "

The last I checked, the wimp was in hiding for three days...
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:41 PM
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76. Of course, the attacks were over by 10:00 a.m, so he COULD have
been a "comforter"(he loves to perceive himself as one, why, in God's name, I do not know) ON SEPTEMBER 11!!

And it was BILL CLINTON who went to NYC on SEPTEMBER 12, when AWOL A-HOLE was still "nesting". Which IS what a CHICKEN would do, NO??
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:40 PM
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87. HE'S ALWAYS hiding for three days: it takes that long to sober his ass
up.

Tsunami? 3 days.

Katrina? 3 days.

911? 3 days

What else cuz I KNOW there's more.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 02:04 PM
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69. Happy because his Dick-tator-in-Chief of the PNAC got his...
wished for "New Pearl Harbor" just in time for him to become the little king Georgie of the world?

:puke: little lord pissypants "got a laugh out of it."

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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 02:07 PM
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70. Yeehaa Laura! We hit the trifecta!
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young_at_heart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 02:29 PM
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71. Focusing on themselves......what does this mean?
I imagine a few psychiatrists could explain what's going here. My family was in shock, got very little sleep and the LAST thing on our minds was how we looked to others....."We just lay there thinking about the way we must have looked". It boggles the mind!
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:31 PM
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74. It MEANS they are psychopaths!! COMPLETELY indifferent to
the suffering of others---because they DO NOT RECOGNIZE the autonomous EXISTENCE of others! People are to work and make them and their cronies rich.

That. Is. IT.
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 02:58 PM
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72. I just googled the WH record of
the activities of LBJ upon his return to DC the day JFK was assassinated. He spent the evening meeting with and/or calling members of congress, cabinet secretaries, the chief justice, etc. Finally retired to his room at 1:30 where he met his senior aides who remained until 3:00 AM discussing the day's events.

Compare that with bunnypant's recollection - and weep.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:29 PM
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73. THIS MANIAC NEEDS THE BIG REST, IYKWIM.
Please, God. You're not making it easy for me to believe in You.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:42 PM
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77. While the nation was transfixed in grief & horror.
The President gets a belly laugh and goes to bed at 11pm.
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AnarchoFreeThinker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:46 PM
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78. now that's way funnier than that Colbert guy.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 03:58 PM
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80. What's amazing is that he went to sleep that night
I've pulled all nighters for a $9/hr bank job. This fucker is running the country and his priority that night is finding a nice place to sleep.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:06 PM
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82. What airplane?
All commercial flights were grounded. CAPs - combat air patrols - were in the air over DC. Maybe the FBI's Cessna 172 was flying around. But that's pretty much it.
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Chimichurri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 06:54 AM
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135. He's a pathological liar and great catch.
Edited on Thu Jun-01-06 06:54 AM by Chimichurri
Remarkable how his wife just goes right along like the robot she is.
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pointblank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:11 PM
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83. Yea
real fuckin funny Shrub.

The only thing I can laugh at about that day is when I had just awoken to those horrible images on TV, after working the night shift and being called from work by my girlfriend, and I heard someone outside my bedroom window walking around my yard. Wild thoughts of a full blown attack on America started going through my head (think of the movie Red Dawn)...I grabbed my shotgun and ran to the front door to have a look.... and it turned out to be the lawncare guys :rofl:...That I can now laugh at myself about...I spent the rest of the day glued to the TV, dazed and occasionally crying...and I certainly DID NOT sleep that night.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:43 PM
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88. HEY! That happened to one of my ancestors in Holland during WW2...
it was freaking Field Marshall Montgomery, LOST, during Operation Marketgarten.

He took 'em to the attic for the night and scrammed w/ the wife & kids to the neighbors house.

So, Pointblank, you never know...
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Rocknrule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 04:16 PM
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84. He was probably cheering like a drunk football fan when the WTC went down
that is, if wasn't having an outright orgasm at all that delicious death and destruction
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 05:15 PM
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89. I doubt the Marx Brothers would associate with that humor, but thanks Peg
for your substantial reporting and analysis.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 05:49 PM
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90. He would have had a laugh riot during Pearl Harbor
So much death in so little time. He really. really. really seems to like death. Fascinated by it. Revels in it. Goes out of his way to cause more.

Then makes more jokes about it.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 06:06 PM
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91. HE needed to provide strength and comfort to the country?
Puhleeeeeze. Maybe he should have gotten off of his ass and stoped reading "My Pet Goat" or, perhaps, he could have found the nerve to get off Airforce One instead of flying all over the country? Strength and Comfort, my ass. The man really is a psycho and to think he would think THAT day ended on a humorous note. I cried for WEEKS after 911 and he found humor in something the very day 3000 citizens died. I have no more words to express how I feel about that rat bastard.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:19 AM
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117. That night they thought it was closer to 12,000 people dead.
They kept revising the estimate as people made it home on foot.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 06:32 PM
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92. Ke-rist!
I swear this goon would laugh at pictures of Auschwitz. "Hey, looky at the funny stripped pajamas."

Actually, I read this article when it first came out. Must have been in some waiting room because I don't ordinarily read LHG or GH or whatever. Tried talking to some folks at the time about it. Like, are these statements of a person with a rational mind? Didn't seem to make an impression. Guess I wasn't using a big enough megaphone.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 06:39 PM
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93. I'm so glad the day ended nicely for them.
And what a hard day it was. (It's hard work, you know.)

Reading that book with the hard words to the kids, getting interrupted in the middle. I imagine it was pretty hard to ignore your aide whispering to you while you were trying to read out loud.

Then having to go from one hidey-hole to the next before getting home for the night. I glad they slept well.

Too bad about 3000 Americans never had a chance to go to bed that night, or ever again.

K&R.

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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:34 PM
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98. yes -- his comment about the basement bed looking uncomfortable ...
... is completely absurd, next to the grief of the people who were lying awake waiting for their loved ones, losing hope that they would ever come home. That girl I know ... she was in bed with the flu, when her husband left for work, and didn't wake up until after the events of that morning. She'd give anything to be able to say goodbye.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:21 PM
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97. Pox on the Bushler house FOREVER!!!
:mad:



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bluefish Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:43 PM
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100. Unbelievable - at the end of the day he should have
been comforting the nation, not wondering about his bed!

The president of the US is President at all times and especially in times of crisis.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 07:47 PM
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101. I don't understand how anyone can read this and not think...
"...what a SICK FUCK."


Fucking chickenshit sociopath doing this "Princess and the Pea" bullshit while thousands of frantic rescue workers are looking for buddies and survivors and bodies in the rubble and Manhattan is getting covered in flyers looking for lost loved ones and the whole rest of the country--hell, the world!--is staring at the TV in shock and crying....

And he doesn't even realize it's fucked up! He's bragging about it! Heheheheh, our routine got disrupted and it was funny!

Yeah, tell that to the people who'd give anything to have their spouse or partner sleeping next to them again on a bed of fucking rocks!
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pola Donating Member (272 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 10:29 AM
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149. you said it so well, thank you
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 09:00 PM
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104. how did george and laura even sleep?
unless there was HEAVY sedation??

i know i wasn't able to sleep for the next few days!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 09:20 PM
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107. He was asleep by 11pm.
The nation, on the other hand, was sleepless for days.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 09:19 PM
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106. On 9-11, Bush laughed.
On one of the worst days in the history of my country, Bush laughed.

He's the same turd who thought he hit the trifecta on 9-11.

What comes out of his mouth...

CRAZY MONKEY

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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 09:23 PM
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108. Humorous and 9/11 used in the same sentance?!?!
That's just sick.

And they tell us we're the ones that have "no respect for human life" (abortion and all that shit)...uh, well I havent heard a liberal (or any sane person) say that 9/11 was FUNNY! :mad: :mad:

Chimpy=America Hater

K&R :kick:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 09:25 PM
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109. And think of how all the single, unloved people had to endure...
Never mind those whose loved ones had died, but at least they had a chance to love. And it is better to have loved and lost.

No doubt they're meant for each other.
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kainah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 10:13 PM
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110. he was in bed by 10PM
that is one of the most amazing details to me.

Who else in the whole fucking country was in bed at 10PM on 9/11?

No one I know.
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Cookie wookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 10:16 PM
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111. So why wasn't he scared or worried?
There could be only one reason -- because he knew he was safe.

The fact that he was so jovial also indicates that he doesn't have the capacity for empathy.

Put the two together and it appears more like MIHOP than LIHOP, because with the latter there would still be that sense of not knowing -- which I imagine almost everyone else in the US had -- whether there would be further attacks and whether he was in danger. But he was so totally unconcerned he went to bed early.

This goes along with his writing in his diary when he went to bed that night (from Paul Thompson's 9/11 Timeline) that this was a new Pearl Harbor....right out of the playbook of the PNACs.

I couldn't sleep well for days, and felt such horror, heartbreak and grief there's no way I could have laughed and joked around. I don't personally know anyone who didn't react like I did.
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-31-06 11:59 PM
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113. Why howdy doo, Mr. and Mrs. S O C I O P A T H .
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:09 AM
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Bhaisahab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:41 AM
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122. Hi and welcome to DU
I believe you have to have a certain number of posts before you can start threads in DU. maybe you can post your message about CU as a thread once you get posting rights. i'll check out that website.
welcome again.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 02:13 AM
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123. Well I hope they're reading this thread. n/t
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:20 AM
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118. I'll get a chuckle when he's geting his sentence read to him.
Prick.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:22 AM
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119. Always about THEM...
Rat bastards!
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dailykoff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:38 AM
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120. All in a day's work.
And a very good day it was, too, for Adolph and Eva.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 12:57 AM
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121. One wonders WHY he speaks just fine when
he's not talking about anything related to "presidenting" or policy. When he's yukkin' it up, he speaks just fine.

Methinks that should be an indicator that he should NOT be running this country.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 04:43 AM
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127. Mark Crispin Miller noticed that too.
In fact, he wrote an entire book about it called "The Bush Dyslexicon." I haven't read it but he makes reference to it in his later books, which I'm currently reading. His thesis is that Bush's verbal bloopers ALWAYS relate to concepts and emotions he's not comfortable with, such as "democracy" or "compassion."
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althecat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 04:40 AM
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126. Priceless
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 05:25 AM
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128. HaHaHa! "Laura ... was sound asleep"=Laura was blotto from qualudes, cigs,
and who knows what else. The funny thing is that bush is basically saying he could not wake her up -- she stumbles downstairs blindly because of not having contact lenses, but it was probably because she had a serious contact -- a contact high!
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 05:29 AM
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129. I remember going to bed terrified that night
maybe he knew something I didn't
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 05:56 AM
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130. Gee George I was up waiting for my husband to get home from NYC
He'd been standing outside the Trade Center when the planes hit. His cell phone worked so I knew he was alive.

There were alot of people waiting for loved ones. Most had no idea where their loved ones were. Three thousand of them never came home.

It's so nice to know that George & Laura were "nesting" that night.

Maybe other presidents had equally humanizing moments when disaster struck. Maybe Franklin and Eleanor "nested" right after Pearl Harbor.

Somehow I doubt it. What an asshole.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 06:22 AM
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132. Gee . . . I thought the oval office search for WMD was funnier.
What a jerk.
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jumptheshadow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 06:26 AM
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133. Meanwhile, in New York...
I don't remember hearing the sound of laughter for weeks after 9/11.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 06:50 AM
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134. The Emperor is buck-ass naked.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 07:02 AM
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136. This is mind-boggling stuff here......
from both these unconscionable idiots.

:banghead:


DemEx
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 07:35 AM
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138. {EXPLETIVE DELETED}..nt
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Notoverit Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:34 AM
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143. I read this funny funny story after 911 - Fineman wrote this.10PM bedtime
stuck with me forever. Glad peggy gave us their very words. I'll make a signature of this. It'll go with

But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/12/2001122...
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:47 AM
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144. In NYC people didn't sleep for months, years. "Comfort to the nation"
was going back to the bunker and asking Richard Clarke&al to pin this on Saddam. Didn't bother to go to NYC for 4 days - Clinton was there faster from Australia.
I remember clearly, weeks after 911, a bus rider started yelling at the driver and an argument ensues. Several people commented: "Thank god, back to normal" Up to that moment, everyone was speaking in hush voices and was excessively polite to each other. It was creepy.
That actually goes well with the news that Homeland security just cut NYC funds. I suppose some red staters are in more danger than us...
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 09:50 AM
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146. DESPICABLE! HERE IS THE LINK:
I couldn't believe even chimpy would go so low (burt of course he did):

data/UpClosewiththePresidentandFirstLady_10262003.xml&catref=cat2210008&page=6
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LilyLibber Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:13 AM
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153. Thanks, but I can't seem to get your link to work...
and I'd really like to see the original article. Is there another link? Thanks! :thumbsup:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:29 AM
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156. oops, try this one:
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LilyLibber Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 03:07 PM
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161. Thanks!
That one worked, and I appreciate it! But I must say I almost lost my lunch when I saw this:

Noonan: What do you say to those who are not especially religious, some of whom are very put off by your religious faith? What do you say so they won't be put off or frightened?

President Bush: You shouldn't fear a religious person. The Bible talks about love and compassion and to whom much has been given, much is required. That's really a lot behind my passion on AIDS policy, for example. As the President, I believe in a pluralistic society. I believe people can choose whatever religion they choose. It's not my job -- nor the government's -- to dictate religion. On the other hand, I would hope it would give people great comfort to know there's a religious person holding the office.

Bust out the hip-boots and waders, kids - it's getting deep around here! Honestly, I can't decide which emoticon to use after that - the laughing one, the crying one, the flaming one or the puking one!


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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 10:31 AM
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150. guillotines
in the rose garden

ha ha ha

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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 10:44 AM
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152. Tell me again....
WHY THE FUCK!!! didn't Kerry use this interview and the Pet Goat video in his campaign? Goddam I get so pissed off when I think how Kerry could have excoriated Bush so easily, yet for whatever reason, he decided to play nicey-nice. Fuck!
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:15 AM
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154. But that just makes him so much more likeable.
No really!
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 11:40 AM
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157. Guy James read excerpt this on yesterday's show...
...and believe me, if you think it looks bad in print, wait until you hear it read aloud.

All interested parties are directed to the MP3 download of the show, courtesy of Ben Burch and The White Rose Society:

http://www.whiterosesociety.org/James.html

Guy was in a pretty "fed up" mood yesterday, shaking his head in disbelief over the 29% who still back Junior.

It's a MANDATE! He's got political capital, and he intends to SPEND it!

:evilgrin:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 01:47 PM
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160. Good news! Welcome, HT. "Bout time these quotes got traction.
Maybe people are finally able to look at him w/ enough perspective.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-01-06 03:30 PM
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162. Thanks for the welcome, elehhhhna.
I especially enjoyed this article on Raw Story today...lets you know how Bush currently stands among his own party:

Bush shows up at fundraiser to find Maryland candidate has already flown away

RAW STORY
Published: Thursday June 1, 2006



http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Maryland_candidate_bo...

Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the party’s U.S. Senate candidate, joined the list of Republicans who had to be somewhere else when Bush came to town to raise money for the GOP.

Steele, instead, was at a fundraising event in Las Vegas.

Nothing personal, Steele spokesman Doug Heye told the local Balitmore Sun. The candidate had a “long-standing previous commitment” to attend the Vegas event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

:patriot:
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