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ArtieBoy Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:34 AM
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I think Bush was cracking up on national TV
I came here expecting more threads on Bush's outlandish comments at this morning's press conference. Am I the only one who thought these were REALLY strange?:

You know I'm the first president not to carry the state I was born in? I guess you must not have or you would have gotten that right out there...in that ridiculous-looking outfit.

Hey, welcome back to the bosom of the White House! I'll give you a hug the next time I see you. When are you coming back again?


Everyone in the break room here at work was agape. I think his screws are coming loose right in front of the cameras.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:34 AM
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1. Yes. He's definetly on the edge now.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:39 AM
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3. He's really missing vacation, probably.
Not that he's actually working, of course.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:55 AM
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16. Vacation = drinking as much as he wants;
Working = having to limit how much and when he drinks.

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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:37 AM
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2. I missed it
Is there a link online to see it?
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:14 PM
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23. C-Span has the video online
It's the first video listed under "Recent programs".

http://www.cspan.org/
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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:17 PM
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30. Thanks!
I haven't even made it to the question and answers and I don't know that I can stomach the whole thing...
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:17 PM
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31. 44:39 minutes into it are the comments on LIEberman and the
outfit.

It hurts my head thinking this man runs the "free world"
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:37 PM
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36. what do you need to open those videos?
Explorer just comes up "page not found" and Firefox says it doesn't know how to open because the protocol (rtsp) isn't associated with any program.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:39 PM
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37. I think it's just RealPlayer. nt
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:02 PM
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38. thanks, I investigated further and found CSPAN does say
RealPlayer, preferably the latest version is needed -- and then I discovered this office computer doesn't have ANY version of RealPlayer -- I will soon download it (want to watch here instead of trying on my home dialup).
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Tanuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:40 AM
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4. "seersucker's making a come-back"
was another bizarre remark, given the gravity of the times.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:04 PM
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21. is it a step up from insulting a black man...will the PoS apologize again?
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 AM
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5. I was totally
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 11:42 AM by Texas Explorer
flabbergasted, humiliated, angered and beside myself over *'s demeanor.

I was also very discouraged and disappointed that the press corps allowed him yet another pass. They are truly bought and paid for and we have no representative press in this country anymore. Period.

edit: spelling
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:42 AM
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6. WTF? Coming undone, he's been undone for months.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:43 AM
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7. Perhaps that reporter should have asked him when he became interested in
fashion. Back in his cheer-leading days?
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:55 AM
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17. Why is it that we can all think of these kind of responses and questions
back to Bush, but no one in the media can??? Why can't someone, someone other than Helen Thomas show that the Emperor has no clothes!!!!! Why???
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:44 AM
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8. I'd have given anything to hear someone in that room say,
"You're just so cute." and while he was preening, followup with "you remind me of your daddy." He would have self-destructed on the spot, if someone would just have pushed that button of his.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:48 AM
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LOL 'You remind me of your daddy' would do it for sure!
Dare we hope....
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:52 AM
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13. That would be good.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:48 AM
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10. Or, it would have been great if they'd said:
"Some day you may become half the man your Daddy is. Must be difficult always living in his shadow." Talk about self destruction! Why, Bush would turn red as a cherry and blow it right there on TV in front of everybody!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:58 AM
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18. I kept waiting
for some reporter, man or woman, in that room to grow some balls and react to his demeanor by letting him have it.

I KNEW it was coming. Then...nothing.
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:46 AM
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9. I Try Not to Watch Him
I find myself so angry that I don't think it is healthy for me. But the more he is on the better chance others will feel like I do and his numbers will fall even quicker than Wal-Mart's! lol
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:49 AM
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11. He came across as angry.
Totally pissed that those ingrates in Iraq haven't caved in to his democracy for them. Totally pissed that Lebanon has Hezbollah, and the UN troops aren't in there yet.
Pissed off and looking like he's lost when a question gets off his agenda. The only answers he has are the same tired old crap we've heard for the last 5 years. Stay the course, kill the troops, as long as I'm president. Arrrggghhhh!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:52 AM
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12. He has been insane for quite some time now, Sir
I first noticed it several years ago.

Don
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:53 AM
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14. He actually made a deragatory remark about someones suit??
??????? WTF????
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:59 AM
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20. Yes, he did and
he joked to a reporter from the Washington Examiner: "I'm glad you found a job."
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:57 PM
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39. Oh, THAT? SO deserved a "Glad you did, too, Sir"!
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:07 PM
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27. Not just that - he did it three times
THREE TIMES.

:eyes:
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Applepie Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:53 AM
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15. Sounds very strange
He is probably just repeating what is being sent to him. Maybe his auto feed has been hacked.
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:59 AM
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19. You should have heard it on radio
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 12:00 PM by Jeanette in FL
I had it on cspan radio and could not believe my ears. I didn't realize what a distraction it is to see him when he is talking. With just the audio, he sounded like a madman. There were so many pauses and the uhms and ahs. It was truly fightning.

It really sounded as if he were drunk.
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Pierogi_Pincher Donating Member (323 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:05 PM
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22. I watched it on tv.
Truly disturbing to say the least. It's beyond unfathomable. Scary.

P_P :dem:
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:32 PM
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24. what was the reporter wearing? nt.
.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:07 PM
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26. Some sort of shiny
white herringbone thing. Looked like something from a televangelist's closet.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:32 PM
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35. A seersucker suit.
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lies and propaganda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:04 PM
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25. the revolution will be televised.
if he says whats really on his mind, anyway.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:11 PM
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28. I heard him and he sounded deranged
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:16 PM
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29. Doesn't he do that pretty often?
I mean, I didn't see his comments this morning, but in my experience he acts like a gibbering moron on a semi-regular basis. He's gotten a little better over the years at not completely destroying his sentences, but he still manages to say something incredibly and obviously incoherent at least every third trip in front of a camera.
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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:19 PM
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32. Who taught him to speak?
Why does he emphasis the wrong sylables and the wrong words in a sentence? I am listening but not watching, someone said it makes his issues more obvious.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:21 PM
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33. PLease consider my post
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"I think Smirky's insanity defense is being honed on purpose"
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Debau2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:26 PM
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34. Excellent point!
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