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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:02 AM
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After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January, President Obama asked former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to lead the U.S. relief effort in that country. The two men viewed one of Haitis massive tent cities yesterday, in a trip their first one to the country together to remind donors of the immense needs facing the recovery effort. BBC aired video of Bush and Clintons visit, and Mediate noticed that at one point, Bush appeared to wipe his hand off on Clintons shirt after shaking hands with a crowd of Haitians. Watch it:

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Bush has a well-known aversion to germs and a tendency to use other peoples clothing to clean himself off. He infamously used a womans shirt to wipe off his glasses and reportedly had an aide give him a big dollop of hand sanitizer after shaking hands with Barack Obama.

More (with video):
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/03/24/bush-clinton-wipe /


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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:03 AM
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1. GWB: the gift that keeps on giving. nt
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:04 AM
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3. +1
Everytime they start the bagging...just bring him out.

He's like Carter in reverse.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:04 AM
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2. He's like Monk....only not so smart (nt)
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:05 AM
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4. I wonder if it's germs or a mass number of Black people.
Many people are allergic to Black people...we have that sort of affect on them.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:16 AM
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16. but he knows the handshake and everything!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:05 AM
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5. OMG....
...what a total asshole.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:06 AM
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6. Gratitude. Obama was giving the fucker a chance to redeem himself 4 Katrina
and well...now lookie.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:07 AM
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7. I love Clinton's expression when Bush does that. He's totally like, "WTF, asshole?"
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:13 AM
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13. I know! That was priceless! n/t
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:24 AM
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21. At least use your own shirt, asshat.
Geez.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:22 PM
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56. Lol!
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:07 AM
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8. I can only imagine where he wiped his lips after kissing the Saudi King.
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 09:08 AM by TheCowsCameHome
I really don't want know......
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:09 AM
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10. Karl Rove's ass?
They didn't call him Turd Blossom for nothing.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:14 AM
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14. he rinses them via the King's "spigot".
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:08 AM
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9. As if passing HCR wasn't enough to make us appreciate Obama
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:10 AM
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11. What a freak
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:12 AM
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12. I am speechless - what arrogance
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BlueGirlRedState Donating Member (416 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:16 AM
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15. I'm so glad he's gone
And yes, Obama did give him a chance to redeem himself and this is the best he can do. Such a contrast with Clinton, who's a man of the people. Go away, George. This really isn't working for you.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:20 AM
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20. Oh, hell yeah
New Lang Syne 2008 (Thank God It's Over)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkkCJpJiEhk

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proReality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:18 AM
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17. He is such an embarrassment!!! n/t
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:18 AM
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18. slimeball
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:18 AM
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19. eh, he's involved in a good cause here.
It's clear he's got some kind of phobia about this. Given my own aspie related weirdness, I'll pass on criticizing this.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:31 AM
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27. Yeah Right
:puke: :eyes:
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:55 AM
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31. truly a masterpiece of logic
.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:12 AM
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35. I give you the benefit of doubt.
But If I agreed with you wed both be wrong.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:02 AM
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32. OK but wouldn't most people wipe their own hand with a handkerchief or use their
pants or anything else, really? But wiping yourself on someone else is just dickish.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:27 PM
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59. Precisely..no pass for bush wiping his hand on Clinton's
shirt..it's just wrong.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:57 AM
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43. fair enough, but you wouldn't use another person as your own private hand towel, would you?
It's one thing to have tics or phobias or whatever, but I think this is symptomatic of a lifetime of entitlement.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:24 AM
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22. Bush must hate being anywhere near there
He's such a spoiled man who's filthy rich and now he has to go do something which in his mind must be vile.

There's something kinda karmic about that...
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:26 AM
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23. it never ends with him. one damn thing after another.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:28 AM
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24. Bush = Monk
funny
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:30 AM
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25. Wow, a thread with consensus!
Been a while since I've seen one of these.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:31 AM
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26. Someone should immediately after shaking hands with him
cough and pretend to sneeze into their own hand.
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leftygolfer Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:34 AM
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28. Get him out of there now!
He's embarrassed the country enough.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:38 AM
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29. Junior is a nose picker, so I don't think it's an aversion to germs.
Germs from certain people, maybe. IMO, he's a run-of-the-mill racist. I despise that muthafucker.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:49 AM
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30. Dubya needs to do a lot of wiping
n/t
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:07 AM
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33. They really shouldn't let him out of his cage. I vote for confining him
with all the booze and drugs he wants until he finishes himself off.
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:08 AM
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34. Reminicent of Letterman Show - Wiping His Glasses
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:26 AM
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38. That was my thought as well.
What an ass.
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bagimin Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:20 PM
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55. Exactly...
same bs.....the man is clearly deranged.
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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:18 AM
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36. Bill never should have gotten Obama to appoint Bush
I know Bush is the biggest client of Bill Clinton PR Inc., but really, he should not have gotten Obama to appoint his war criminal client to co-chair this relief effort.

If anything, Bush's presence has probably reduced the amount that otherwise might have been collected by the Haiti fund.

Please make sure your donations go to real relief organizations working in Haiti that are not co-chaired by a war criminal.
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mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:24 AM
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37. Isn't it ironic
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 10:25 AM by mstinamotorcity
that he can wipe his hands on somebody else to get the germs and dirt off just like he tried to do with this country. Only every time we find out dirt that led to the recession and the disappearance of twenty four percent of Americas wealth it leads back to Dubya and his administration. }( }( }(
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:49 PM
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46. Out, damned, spot! Out, I say! n/t
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felinetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:39 AM
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39. Bush is an Asswipe.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:45 AM
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40. George, no amount of wiping will wash the blood from your hands.....n/t
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:56 AM
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41. Yep. George's an ass act
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:33 PM
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61. Oh, well played.
:thumbsup:
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Ysabel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:15 AM
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42. creepy...
also i don't get it / to show haiti that we care we send them a monster??
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:59 AM
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44. OMG.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:19 PM
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45. Owner of the hand * shook, ran screaming in the other direction foaming at the mouth
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 12:52 PM
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47. * is proof that $$$$ =/= manners or class
Clinton was kind enough not to deck him.

I might not have been so generous.
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greencharlie Donating Member (827 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 02:48 PM
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48. that's VERY strange... nt
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:01 PM
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49. What is going on? Comments about Clintons Public Relation Company? And
then we learn that Pres. Obama asked them to go there?

What comes first?

Who paid for this trip? Does the money go to Clinton? Did he offer it to Bush? Is Bush paying Clinton?

On a serious side - I think we should know what is going on.

On a fun side - if Bush is paying Clinton Bush probably thinks he has the right to use Clinton's shirt and arm as a washcloth.

I just can't believe this.

Bush - arrested development in his youth and again as a Yale frat boy. He NEVER GREW UP.

I thought the stuffed mouth while talking to Blair, rubbing the soldiers of the German Minister, picking his nose and (can't finish it). I wish all of these were urban legends.

What did we do to deserve that person as President of this country?
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:29 PM
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60. I know it's just a typo, but this was unintentionally and wonderfully funny,
peacetalksforall!
". . . rubbing the soldiers of the German Minister. . . ."
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tledford Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 02:00 PM
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64. Ask your friends on freerepublic.com. eom
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 05:04 PM
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65. Are you kidding? I don't come from there and never go there. Don't know why you said that.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:40 PM
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50. You'd think junior would want to be a little couther so he would not be remembered as the
uncoutherist former president ever. :shrug:
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:51 PM
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51. Unbelievable.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:23 PM
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58. Too bad it isn't...
it has always been on display but many refuse to see it and many of the teabaggers are just the same..
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:02 PM
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52. Wish Obama hadn't chosen Bush for this mission - a horrible U.S. representative. nt
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:25 PM
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53. Pretty Dang Funny
Made me forget for a moment the outrage I still feel over GW's crimes.
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theothersnippywshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:16 PM
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54. Just one more mental illness to go with the Oedipal complex and Messianic delusion.
It is a good thing for our country and the world that Bush is so fucking stupid and incompetent. Otherwise he would have caused even more death and destruction.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:23 PM
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57. bush is the germ.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:19 PM
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62. What a jackass!
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D23MIURG23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:45 PM
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63. Poor Clinton. I wonder how he got stuck babysitting monkey boy.
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