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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:55 AM
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Bush Touts Trickle Down In Rib Joint
In reply to Gregory's Q about Homeland Security, The SOB takes the opportunity to sear the benefits of money in the pockets of the wealthy into the minds of the working class. Way to stay on message, you rogue bandit, you!



THE PRESIDENT: I need some ribs.

Q Mr. President, how are you?

THE PRESIDENT: I'm hungry and I'm going to order some ribs.

Q What would you like?

THE PRESIDENT: Whatever you think I'd like.

Q Sir, on homeland security, critics would say you simply haven't spent enough to keep the country secure.

THE PRESIDENT: My job is to secure the homeland and that's exactly what we're going to do. But I'm here to take somebody's order. That would be you, Stretch -- what would you like? Put some of your high-priced money right here to try to help the local economy. You get paid a lot of money, you ought to be buying some food here. It's part of how the economy grows. You've got plenty of money in your pocket, and when you spend it, it drives the economy forward. So what would you like to eat?

Q Right behind you, whatever you order.

THE PRESIDENT: I'm ordering ribs. David, do you need a rib?

Q But Mr. President --

THE PRESIDENT: Stretch, thank you, this is not a press conference. This is my chance to help this lady put some money in her pocket. Let me explain how the economy works. When you spend money to buy food it helps this lady's business. It makes it more likely somebody is going to find work. So instead of asking questions, answer mine: are you going to buy some food?

Q Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Okay, good. What would you like?

Q Ribs.

a little more tricle down instruction eclipses the importance of the primary race..............

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/01/print/2...

*this is the real WH site. this is not a parody. you are not dreaming.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:57 AM
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1. Bet David felt just like
he'd been trickled on.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:58 AM
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2. this is getting
played on msnbc quite alot.....people think Deans speech was bad....this is totally stupid...from the so called leader....
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:04 AM
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3. I couldn't spend my tax "loan" at a restaurant
It went right straight to my candidate of choice and I still can't afford to eat out.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:06 AM
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4. Ribs or Death?
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 11:20 AM by cosmicdot
Ribs, please.

What about Mad Cow, Mr. pRez? Does it trickle up or down?

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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:07 AM
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5. What a pathetically comical place Imperial Amerika is
Ferd Marcos couldn't have done any "better".

My gorge is rising.

:puke: :puke:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:08 AM
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6. more proof that
he`s an ass.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:10 AM
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7. Only Bush could out Onion, the Onion.
Ribs aren't good for you George.. Eat up!
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:15 AM
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9. Ribs could be a real challenge for him!
He lost an argument with a pretzel
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:10 AM
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8. I watched it last night on Olberman's show.....
It dragged on and on... Chimpy in his "alfred e newman" suit, serving ribs, speaking incoherently, squeezing that poor woman to death.... well ya had to see it to believe it. Utter moran....
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:17 AM
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10. Question - was there any footage of him actually paying for anything?
I remember a lot of flak in 1999/2000 about Hillary having lunch/dinner at some eatery. Not being in a situation where she was responsible for picking up the tab for 8 years (being First Lady and having few restaurant meals), she did not leave a tip.

LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of flak about how she ignored the "working class stiff" who served her meal.

Of course, the RW "angels" showered her with "tips", and she got her (pre-tax) 15 minutes of fame.

SO, I was wondering. Did anybody see W pay for the meal? The repukes set the standard, of course, they won't follow it.
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nannygoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:22 AM
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12. Olberman reported that * didn't leave a tip either.
I can't believe people still think this idiot would be fun to hang around and have a beer with. He is so unfunny and plain stupid.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:53 AM
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17. Well, that fits
Figures that he and his entourage wouldn't tip - cheap fuck!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:19 AM
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11. "let me explain how the economy works"
that stupid, lying, arrogant BASTARD.
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:28 AM
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14. C'mon Skittles
you're talkin about a Harvard MBA

:)
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:12 PM
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21. Don't for get CONDESCENDING
STUPID LYING ARROGANT BASTARD! I watched that clip on Oberman. It was disgusting! He didn't even look at the employee's hand who he shook upon entering the rib joint. He has such disdain for us lowly 'Muricans! Great person too share a beer with my ass!
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:25 AM
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13. compare and contrast
with the SNL skit with Phil Hartman's clinton going to mcdonalds and eating his way through a economics lesson.
bring on the ribs.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:52 AM
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16. "But then - warlords!"
Probably the greatest SNL routine of the 90s!
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:50 AM
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15. Wish someone would have asked him want he wanted for dessert-er
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:57 AM
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18. hee hee- He tipped his hand when he asked for
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 12:00 PM by party_line
kerry-out.

Isn't that the restaurant with the jingle:

I want my country-back, country-back, country-back, country-back?

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nannygoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:02 PM
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party_line, you and peekaloo are too funny! n/t
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nannygoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:02 PM
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20. party_line, you and peekaloo are too funny! n/t
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:31 PM
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23. let 'em eat cake?
n/m
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:40 PM
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19. OMG, I have GOT to see this on video
please please PLEASE tell me it's out there, somewhere!!!!
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:20 PM
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22. it was nauseating
Talk about not looking pResidential! This goon slouching with his arm draped over some woman, looking and acting likkered up, babbling about ribs and the economy. Just unbelieveable. I'm sure Matthews will swoon over it tonight, between airing Dean's Monday night clip every 25 seconds.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:31 PM
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24. You guy remember the SNL skit
featuring Phil Hartman as Bill Clinton stopping off in a McDonalds during a jogging session?

Clinton: See these McNuggets? Pretend they are assistance to a poor country. We want to see them go straight to the people, and not the war lords.

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