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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:55 AM
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The Disassembling of the Potemkin Ranch...
For 9 years, we have seen the Bush "Ranch" in narrow shots of correspondents posing before the hay bale tipped-so-carefully-from-the-trailer. No one in his right mind would be fooled by this except for about 150 million Americans.

It's almost, but not quite, unbelievable that the MSM would report daily from this farcical establishment and never ever say that this was simply another lying prop in a whole Administration full of lying props. It was emblamatic of all that was wrong with these Professional Dissemblers.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:01 AM
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1. Kerry hunted for 50 yrs and corpmedia treated it as a 'never hunted before photo op'.
And all the while they were talking up the straight-talking, cowboy/jet pilot knowing full well he was a lying fraud afraid of horses and landing planes.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:01 AM
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2. Are there ANY real photos of the "ranch"?
Surely somebody has taken pics of what it all really looks like?
:shrug:
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rwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:01 AM
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3. Yes and bush*
faking the enjoyment of clearing brush.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:04 AM
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4. The cattle were rentals .... trucked in for when bush was in town.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:16 AM by Botany
A DUer who has family in the area wrote that the bulls were nuetered
and that the manure was hauled away so the place didn't have too much
of a "ranch smell." The media knew the thing was a fake but pushed the story
anyway.

The place was bought in 1998 and built in 1999 w/ Enron over seeing
the construction ... Hell, it wasn't done until Jan. 2001. Pickles will not
set foot in it again and I doubt that W will keep it except maybe as "his
house" w/ Laura living in Dallas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Chapel_Ranch

Wiki on "the ranch"

In 1999 shortly after earning a $14.3 million profit from the sale of the Texas Rangers,
Texas Governor Bush bought the land for an estimated $1.3 million from the Engelbrecht family.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:06 AM
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5. In about two months
The popular media will deem it safe to say that Prairie Chapel was nothing but a prop in two months. It's not quite okay yet. But then the tone will be "of course, everyone knew this all along, and only rubes were taken in."
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:14 AM
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6. I think it is somewhat appropriate that it was a hog farm
prior to boosh buying it.
It is also ironic that the house is supposedly built to be totally green, but the sombitch turned down the kyoto accords.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:20 AM
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7. but boosh did not buy it
it was bought by contributers to bushco and the house was built as a prop only.
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:10 PM
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8. Secret passageway between
the Presidential Bedroom and tht of the SoS...
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:18 PM
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9. That girl must have some kind of something on her
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:22 PM
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10. And the media played right along.....it always infuriated me when
the network and cable reporters did their stand-ups in the same exact spot....right in front of that old red tractor and hay bales.

Maybe we can get George Soros to buy it and turn it into the "Shadow Bush Library."
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