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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:17 AM
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Former President George Bush, Barbara and Jeb to promote literacy
Former President George Bush, Barbara Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Naples this week to promote literacy.

The Bush family will be in town Friday afternoon at the Naples Grande Resort & Club, 475 Seagate Drive, for the sixth-annual Celebration of Reading. The program benefits the Governor's Family Literacy Initiative of Florida.

The event will feature readings by the Bushes and by best-selling authors, including Michael Crichton (State of Fear, Jurassic Park, Disclosure), Jill Conner Browne (The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love), and Julianna Baggott (Girl Talk, The Anybodies).

The program is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/mar/06/former_presi...
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And here is the Naples GRANDE Resort and Club, just that perfect venue to reach out to the downtrodden and illiterate of Florida:



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laruemtt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:20 AM
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1. oh that's rich -
considering they did such a sterling job with *! :crazy:
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Memory Container Donating Member (108 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:29 AM
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2. LMAO!!! Okay... so you know how at first glance
you can misread a word?
Well, I swear when I first read this I saw the word "illiteracy".
After all... that would make more sense.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:41 AM
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3. Well, with the three of them, that should cover about 10 minutes.
Then what?

mikey_the_rat
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:50 AM
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4. After ten minutes Neil Bush will come into the scene and
talk about Sexual Transmitted Diseases and sound money investments.
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SledDriver Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:55 AM
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5. Getting people to read is easy.
It's getting people to question what they read that's the tricky part.
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:13 AM
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6. Do you mean as in their son/brother?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:23 AM
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7. I note that daughter, Jenna, who wanted to teach in Harlem but couldn't,
is AWOL for this event. You'd think she'd have something to say as she majored in education at the University of Texas.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:29 AM
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8. Think they could sober her up long enough to speak
at the event? Or is Barbara the drunkard following in daddy's footsteps?

And the irony of holding a literacy promotion at a ritzy resort few working class people could afford sounds like the work of Babs "let them eat cake" Bush. Somebody should put the old cow out to pasture, her "beautiful mind" is getting senile.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:39 AM
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11. Probably involved in more dirty dancing in Georgetown.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:41 AM by Divernan
You know, I googled "president's daughter" looking for a link to that published rumor that a famous politico's daughter gave an interview to a sports webpage where she trashed daddy dearest for seldom showing up for her activities while she was growing up. And up popped a little reference in a 2005 gossip column that Jenna had left the crowd speechless at a bachelor party in some DC hotspot when she was down on all fours on the floor, waving her thong-clad butt at the crowd.

On reflection, she was simply acting out the Bush family's attitude toward the rest of the world, i.e., kiss my ass.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:36 AM
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9. W/ faux scientist Michael Crichton, who doesn't believe in global warming.
He makes his fortune spinning unbelievable science fiction/horror stories about dinosaurs, but challenges National Academy of Science, Nobel laureates, etc. that they are wrong about global warming. He's the neocon's pet "scientist".
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:37 AM
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10. It would be a great idea except for the goofy loons promoting it
These rich elite have some education, but their hearts always seem in the wrong place. Any benevolent action raises questions in my mind. There has to be a secret agenda, like helping jebbie rip off Florida some how and make him appear genteel.
I would rather they just go away!
:argh:
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:51 AM
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12. Stack a table outside the event w/
copies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaiden.
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:47 AM
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13. Hey Poppa Bush; LITERACY begins at HOME... n/t
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:50 AM
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14. LOL!
:eyes:



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