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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:06 PM
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Why is Jeb called "Jeb"?
Jeb is really just his full initials (John Ellis Bush.) Anyone find it weird that he's calling himself "John Ellis Bush Bush"? Shouldn't he just go by John Bush?
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:10 PM
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1. bighead or jackass works for me.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:10 PM
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2. I think it's a play on the Confederate cavalry general "Jeb" Stuart
Whose name really was James Ewell Brown Stuart.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:40 PM
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26. Yeah but Stuart didn't use his last name
In such a redundant fashion
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:11 PM
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3. that IS weird!
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:11 PM
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4. Ooops, didn't read post carefully!
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 07:12 PM by SmokingJacket
nt
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:11 PM
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5. HW apparently was trying to assimilate into the good ole boy culture.
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RadiDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:11 PM
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6. easier to spell and say than 'Gomer'?
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:12 PM
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7. to be different
from John Bush the uncle. I think the family has called him that all along.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:12 PM
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8. It's an acronymn of his given name
John Ellis Bush...I think acronymn is the correct word.

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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:14 PM
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9. John Ellis Bush..J.E.B. n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:15 PM
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10. Poppy and Babs just like silly names.
It's their rebellion for being denied permission to go to the Circus with the poor people.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:18 PM
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11. You've seen him, right?
Jeb Bush won the special award for "Bush family member who looks most like he'd stick a refrigerator out on the front porch of the governor's mansion."

As opposed to his brother George the Younger, who really did that.
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David in Canada Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:21 PM
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14. Actually,
George W. Bush is older than John Ellis "Jeb" Bush.

GWB was born on July 6, 1946 while JEB was born in 1953.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:28 PM
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17. "George the Younger" has nothing to do with Jeb
George Herbert Walker Bush is George the Elder.

His idiot bastard son is George the Younger.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:19 PM
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12. I thought it stood for Joke of Experimental Biology
but then, that's just me.
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:21 PM
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13. I read he's been called Jeb since childhood.
Certainly closer to reality than "John Wayne" or "Mohammed Ali". It's just a name so we all know who the heck we are talking to. It's fairly meaningless really.

What's meaningful is Jeb's level of incompetance and dishonesty.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:22 PM
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15. Jerkoff (is my) Elder Brother?
Redstone
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:22 PM
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16. Why is George W. called president? It's a crazy world.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:28 PM
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18. It's that "folksy" bs the Bushies are so good at...
They're freakin' Connecticut Yankees but always seem to convince the simple people to believe they're down home country folks.
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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:43 PM
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29. That brings me to another question...
Why does George W. have a slight Texan accent while Jeb and none of the other family members have one? I know he embellishes it on the campaign trail, but I think it's still party real.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:29 PM
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19. Because "fucking ass hole" is too difficult to say
on a regular basis :D
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:30 PM
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20. Sounds better than "Jab" (Just Another Bush)
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:30 PM
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21. Come & listen to my story 'bout a man...
...Sorry I don't know the story.

:evilgrin:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:33 PM
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22. Obviously, because it sounds "Southern Fried".
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:55 PM
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23. There's no rhyme or reason to nicknames. Let it be.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:05 PM
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24. sounds better than jethro?
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:10 PM
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25. DumberAss works for me.
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:40 PM
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27. Makes him sound like just one of the rednecks.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:41 PM
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28. Sure beats calling him
asshole.

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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:01 PM
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30. JEB are the iniials of his full name: John Ellis Bush
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 10:03 PM by MODemocrat
I found out about this a while back.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:01 AM
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31. wrong! it's JEBtm get it straight or face a civil suit....
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