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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:11 PM
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Bush's Summer Reading List
<http://www.booktv.org/misc/081706_bush.asp >

Supposedly 20 books read since June.

He likes mysteries and the Flashman books.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:14 PM
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1. books on cassette or cd?????
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:15 PM
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2. Who the hell do they think they're fooling?
Bush doesn't have the attention span to read half these books or the vocabulary to read the other half.

I can just see him sitting down to read Hamlet. Oh suuuuuure.
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:16 PM
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3. Hamlet and MacBeth
I highly doubt that.
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:34 PM
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12. My thought on Shakespeare was 60 is late in life to finally be
getting to them. We read Macbeth in high school. Also Camus' The Stranger
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:31 PM
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24. I read Hamlet and Macbeth in high school.
I also read them this year. Once in high school is hardly sufficient for Shakespeare. But, I still don't believe bush read them.
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loves_dulcinea Donating Member (384 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:52 PM
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25. i agree
i've read hamlet 5 or 6 times and come away with new detail each time.
richard the third about 3 or 4 times. still love to hate that man.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:12 PM
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29. maybe Jon Stewart was onto something -- Bush finishing Grade 9?
Other DUers have noted that the Camus book is often used in high school lit classes (one of the required texts in my French course was one of Sartre's existentialist novels, though of course Bush would probably not take that particular elective!).

Maybe he is using Intelligent Design to try to get out of dissecting the fetal pig in Biology!
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:08 PM
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27. Here's how Chimp remembers Hamlet's soliliquy:

To tee, or not to tee--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the fairway to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous bad lies
Or to take arms against a sea of bogies
And by opposing end them. To lie, to slice--
No more--and by a mulligan to say we end
The handicap, and the thousand natural hazards
That par is heir to. 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To divot, to hook--
To whiffle--perchance to cheat: ay, there's the rub,
For in that nineteenth hole of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal scorecard,
Must give us pause. Or a new caddy.


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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:17 PM
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4. As if!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:21 PM
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5. No Man Could Read So Well And Speak So Poorly
The proof is in the pudding, as the old folks used to say.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:21 PM
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6. More like read to him. And, shouldn't he be working?
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:23 PM
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7. "Reading list"
It doesn't say that he actually read them!
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:25 PM
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8. Give the man a break.
He hasn't finished reading My Pet Goat yet.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:30 PM
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9. I wonder if Bush has seen this list?
he might find it interesting.
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shugh514 Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:32 PM
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10. Just more props
Bush reads books while he eats plastic turkey.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:33 PM
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11. Did he finish "My Pet Goat" already...
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 05:33 PM by kentuck
The man is amazing, I tell ya'...
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madame defarge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:37 PM
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13. I wish he'd read the Constitution!!! n/t
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:38 PM
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14. This is so blatantly dishonest it must be a joke. No one esp. an
illiterate reads Hamlet and Macbeth as "summer reading'!
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:40 PM
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15. Oh? No "Fiasco" on the list?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:42 PM
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16. Bull shit!
He can barely read a 5 minute speech! ... Macbeth :eyes:



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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:42 PM
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17. The two Flashman books are kinda racy for his born-again
fanbase. Maybe KKKarl didn't approve this.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:53 PM
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18. I wish to god the press would quiz him on each book
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:55 PM
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19. Hmmm. 25 authors. Only one of them a woman.
I guess women write stuff that's too hard for his little brain.
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Jeroen Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 05:58 PM
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20. And he reads all his books upside down to keep himself sharp
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:01 PM
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21. What a farce!
As in, they are stuffing the sale of george w. bush again--just like they did with the codpiece.

also, what a face, as in: Ridiculous or empty show; as, a mere farce.


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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:09 PM
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22. Cliff Notes
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:16 PM
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23. Too funny! eom
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:54 PM
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26. Who reads them to him? Condi?
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:10 PM
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28. as long as he's reading John D. MacDonald ...
... I wish he'd read "Barrier Island" -- which exposes sordid development deals along the Gulf Coast (mentioning many areas which later got flattened by Katrina). MacDonald saw what was coming, all right.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:18 PM
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30. I think he has read each of those titles- so shoot me
I just don't think he's actually read the books behind the titles.
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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:27 PM
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31. They're slipping...if you're going to just make up some sh**,
try to make it somewhat believable. Harry Potter is a stretch, much less MacBeth.
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