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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:58 PM
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Is Bush's Vocabulary Permanently on "Auto-Shuffle"?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:30 PM by Sugar Smack
Forgive me for being such an elitist, but are this yokel and his speechwriters to be taken seriously by anyone? I admit I'm a bit transfixed at repitition, manipulated in a way that sounds like meaningless music, but I set about tonight collecting phrases he seems overly fond of from his myriad speeches until I could take no more:

"grave national security concern,"
"work with others"
"solve these issues diplomatically""
"strongly disagree"
"we have hard work ahead of us, and we're going to do it"
"stand on what you believe"
"I am optimistic"
"I firmly believe"
"has made America safer and the world a better place"
"is on the march"
"our strategy for victory"
"the lessons we have learned"
"concerned"
"citizens to live in terror"
"built through reform"
"overcome the darkness"
"support their efforts"
"we all have responsibilities"
"as we make progress towards"
"freedom of"
"performance on security and reform"
"we will prevail"

Apply this to Katrina, the economy, the war in Iraq, 9-11, the Dubai ports deal, to every SINGLE issue he's confronted nationally with a written speech, and you can mix and match these so-called sentiments til you get as nauseated as I am now.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:00 PM
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1. Bush has a vocabulary?
I thought his speech was controlled by Karl Rove pulling a string in the middle of his back. :rofl:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:32 PM
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14. It really seems to be-
you think Karl has shaky hands, though? Would that explain the "coke jaw"?

}( :rofl:
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:11 AM
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23. Sometimes Rove misses,
and pulls on something else a bit lower! :wow:

:rofl:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:01 PM
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2. "Shuffle" is a very kind and generous description.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:04 PM
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3. He is, what my Grandfather would say
"Peat and Repeat"...

I think whomever writes this stuff for him is in a fog as much as he is.

And no, you're not an elitist for pointing out the obvious.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:08 PM
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4. Oh boy - more Bingo cards!
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:34 PM
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15. Oh, no. That's horrifying, and yet, not surprising!
:spray: :patriot:
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:08 PM
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5. solemn duty
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:35 PM
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16. I forgot "solemn duty"!
What the hell's wrong with me?



:o
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:09 PM
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6. The problem with that list is
it sounds reasonably coherent when you read it. Without *'s moronic delivery, it loses most of its puke factor.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:38 PM
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17. I suppose when I assembled it,
I was imagining the drooling delivery in too clear detail. Also, the way Bush sticks to a word like a three year-old and in one speech, will repeat this word when asked questions afterward.

Hence, the drinking games! :D
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:03 PM
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20. Don't get me wrong
The platitudes listed are banal and meaningless. But you have to have some brainwave frequency to realize that. His supporters don't. Still I can't believe that they are clued in by his "delivery". I can still remember hearing him speak for the first time on CNN, slackjawed, and wondering how or why the "reporter" wasn't falling down laughing.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:14 PM
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7. yes, very soothing when you read it...
y'know, as a collection of phrases, they are useful for a politician--if used judiciously.

But we're talking about GWB here, which instead makes your play-list in the OP into inappropriate tools in the hands of a child. Whether he's working with the back-mounted-receiver and earphone, reading or--more tellingly--winging it, his attempts at speech are appalling for a leader (or even for an amateur politician.)

I cannot stand it...he insults us this way. His teachers and mentors must be either proud of turning this retard ne'er-do-well into something or they are deeply ashamed.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:17 PM
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8. try this fun "make your own bush speech" game
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:19 PM
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9. Here's my automatic speech generator
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:33 PM by Cronus Protagonist
Completely authentic speeches, because they're his own words!

http://bushspeaks.com/speaks.asp

:evilgrin:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:24 PM
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11. Very good, sure sounds like him. I understand that.
OP missed "I understand that".
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:29 PM
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13. That's great! I only got as far as, "ladies and gentlemen, we will"
but then I never saw "prevail". That is awesome, though. I'm going back to it.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:21 PM
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10. "I'm lookin' forward t'... (fill in the blank)."
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:27 PM
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12. When he uses this phrase you can usually bet he's not looking
forward to whatever he refers to at all. That's some of his up is down, black is white kinda talk.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:54 PM
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21. Exactly.
:grr: :grr: :grr: :nuke:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:03 PM
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22. and another "filler" phrase: "It's interesting that ..."
I believe he throws that one in when he's stalling for time, or when he just can't think of an appropriate word. He said that 9/11 was "an interesting day" -- possibly he had run out of adequate descriptors, and/or was so detached that he was unable to come up with anything empathetic without turning to his speechwriters. This is the guy who claimed that his first thought was a snide joke ("there's one terrible pilot"), rather than the reaction which I suspect most of us had ("Omigod! Those poor people! Did they manage to save anybody?").
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:50 PM
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18. Oooh! I see refrigerator magnets!
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:02 PM
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19. LOL!! GREAT ANSWER--> almost to the tune of
"I see dead people"

:yourock:
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