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    An incoherent countdown listing worst of Bush-isms

    An incoherent countdown listing worst of Bush-isms
    5:00AM Wednesday January 02, 2008



    For the millions of Americans who are ticking off the days until deliverance, it is the perfect present - a 2008 calendar countdown until George W. Bush leaves the White House, its every page adorned with a quote from the President who has mangled not only the country's image, but also the English language, as no other in the history of the republic.

    Novelty calendars are always a staple of the holiday season, but this one is a best-seller. The Bush Out of Office Countdown, it is called, January 2008 Through the Bitter End. Priced at US$11.99 ($15.66), it includes some of the verbal gems that have adorned the past seven years.
    "They're edgy and a way to mark the days, so it's a perfect tie-in," a spokesman for the distributors Calendars.com says. "The intensity of dislike [for Bush] is driving these sales."

    Predictably in the land of the free it's not just calendar makers cashing in on his unpopularity. Digital counters, ribbons and badges complete your countdown options.


    Indeed, no other president has been subjected to such treatment - but then almost none has been as unpopular for so long. Not Ronald Reagan, not Jimmy Carter, not Bill Clinton, nor even George Bush snr, whose verbal idiosyncrasies were celebrated in their time. But where the father specialised in dotty malapropisms (and was not unloved for it), the son goes for ungrammatical gobbledygook.

    "You've also got to measure in order to begin to effect change that's just more - when there's more than talk, there's just actual - a paradigm shift," he opined, for instance, in 2003. Go figure. But it'll cheer you up as you turn the page to Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

    At another moment, he excoriates terrorists who strike "at the whim of a hat". At yet another, he promises his country a "foreign-handed foreign policy." Or, when he was discussing the difficulty of being commander-in-chief, "Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, I talk to families who die".

    But, just occasionally, there comes an unintended little nugget of the truth. "You know," he told the CBS interviewer Katie Couric, "one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror." Did he ever wonder why?

    However, the last entry for the slightly stretched 2008 diary - for Tuesday, January 20, 2009, when his successor will be inaugurated - perhaps best sums up the preceding eight years of incoherence. Thus the 43rd President said at a 2004 campaign event in Oregon: "I hope you leave here and walk out and say, 'What did he say'?"


    For the compilers of these calendars, finding sufficient content was never a challenge. More difficult, surely, was choosing which of President Bush's multiple manglings stood out above the rest. Couldn't they, for instance, have found room for the following, uttered during a trip to Indiana in November, about the hazards of heeding pollsters on Iraq: "If you've got somebody in harm's way, you want the President being - making advice - not be given advice by the military."

    And, a few weeks earlier, he said this at his ranch in Texas: "I don't particularly like it when people put words in my mouth, either, by the way, unless I say it." Other people's words in his mouth might often have come out better, but never mind.

    Eventually, January 21, 2009, will arrive and the Bush-haters will be bereft of the calendars that will have pepped up their spirits each morning for nearly 13 months and of their favourite target for bile and ridicule.
    The "Impeach Bush" signs and decals will have to come off their window panes and be peeled off their car bumpers.

    And no longer will they have the bitter joy of watching their leader stand at the podium outside the White House and pronounce "nuclear" in a way that only he knows how. (Isn't there a speech coach somewhere who could have taught him the correct way to say it?)

    It is just possible that some folk out there - the political comics, for certain - may actually miss the guy.
    - Independent
    There's a certain amount of delicious irony in making a buck from taking the piss out of a guy that has eroded democracy like Bush has.

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    Yawn ....more Bush derangement syndrome.

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    ^ Too many words (and not enough pictures) in the article for you to read, eh Earl.

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    Here ya go darling..

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    ^ So no actual thoughts on the article then? This just going to turn into another thread where you, stroller and Boon Mee follow me around posting more and more progressively lame 'jokes' like a pack of juvenile hyena's, the internet version of a circle-jerk?

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    ^^Looks like another thread gets assassinated by girlie Earlie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ^ So no actual thoughts on the article then? This just going to turn into another thread where you, stroller and Boon Mee follow me around posting more and more progressively lame 'jokes' like a pack of juvenile hyena's, the internet version of a circle-jerk?
    Perhaps if you'd have posted it in Issues it could be take seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Perhaps if you'd have posted it in Issues it could be take seriously.
    Mr Earl you are a vicious mofo. Reds on the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Perhaps if you'd have posted it in Issues it could be take seriously
    It has been posted, what real difference does it make where.

    Would it being posted in 'Issues' magically give you the intellectual capability to read, process, and articulate a reasoned and rational opinion on it instead of the usual childish dribble? No.

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    Mr Earl should be banned.:banhim1:

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    ^^ Yep, that's what I thought.

    It's a largely irreverent article that doesn't belong in Issues, Earl.

    Of course you might've actually noticed that if you'd bothered to read it instead of reeling off the obligatory and parroted line that your indoctrination requires of you. Now go away child.

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    ^In your dreams redrockhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    It's a largely irreverent article that doesn't belong in Issues, Earl.
    I couldn't have phrased it better myself.

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    ^ You don't know what "irreverent" means do you Earl.

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    ^^Holly smokes Earl you're a bad man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrocket View Post
    ^^Holly smokes Earl you're a bad man

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ^ You don't know what "irreverent" means do you Earl.
    Not true it's my eye sight that's going. I read irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Not true it's my eye sight that's going.
    So it's true what they say about excessive masturbation then.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I read irrelevant
    Yes, most your posts do.

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    My mission is done here!

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    Yes, well done. You're the poster child for attention-seeking mental deficient's everywhere, Earl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    This just going to turn into another thread where you, stroller and Boon Mee follow me around
    Someone call me?


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    Nice OP - It's good to see not all Americans are completely devoid of brains and think Bush Jr is good, only Mr Earl & Co.

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    ^sorry MTD any attempt to resurrect this thread will have to answer to the thread assassins.

    When Al Gore visited the White House the other day he was an owned man.
    These trite Bushisms don't hold any sand. They're light and fluffy like Little Anthony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ^ So no actual thoughts on the article then? This just going to turn into another thread where you, stroller and Boon Mee follow me around posting more and more progressively lame 'jokes' like a pack of juvenile hyena's, the internet version of a circle-jerk?
    Perhaps if you'd have posted it in Issues it could be take seriously.
    Naw...not even there.
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