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  • GW Bush Surrounds Himself With Fellow Morons

    Bush surrounds himself with lying, cheating idiots and the rest of the US suffers for it. Fact.

    Let's take a look at some of Bush's recent decisions in the area of important governmental appointments and see if we can squeeze any logic out of them at all. Going in, I'm guessing that finding even a trace of logic in his decisions is going to be like getting blood from a turnip. Let's have a look:

    Secretary of State: Bush selected Condoleeza Rice, despite the fact that she completely lacked the experience and knowkledge base. The woman is a specialist in "Soviet Affairs!" Someone tell me how that is of any use today. Anyone? Here's a woman who lied repeatedly in efforts to hype up the Iraq war. Senator Robert Byrd put it very clearly saying, "Dr. Rice is responsible for some of the most overblown rhetoric that the administration used to scare the American people into believing that there was an imminent threat from Iraq." We've since learned there was no such threat. She has herself recently stated that the recent US foreign policy in the Middle East has been a failure. It's patently obvious Rice got the position not due to any amount of qualification, but solely because she a Bush sycophant.

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    UN Ambassador: Bush selected John Bolton -- the same John Bolton who said, "If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference." Many don't know it, but no fewer than 59 former US diplomats implored the Senate not to confirm Bolton, chiding him for his "insistence that the UN is valuable only when it directly serves the United States." Where is the logic in appointing someone so anti-UN as ambassador to the UN?

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    Supreme Court Justice: Bush selected John Roberts. Nevermind that Roberts owns so much stock that his portfolio alone creates what Slate calls a "conflict-of-interest nightmare." See for yourself!

    Originally posted by Slate
    If Roberts continues to own all these stocks, he may have to recuse himself from many cases before the Supreme Court. (While in private practice in 2003, Roberts represented 19 states in their antitrust suit against Microsoft. Yet his 2003 financial disclosure form shows Roberts holding $100,000 to $250,000 worth of Microsoft stock.)
    And now, Bush would like to place Roberts at the top of the heap and make him Chief Justice! WTF!? Is he kidding!?

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    Head of the EPA: Bush chose Michael Leavitt. As Governor of Utah, Leavitt, in cahoots with Interior Secretary Gale Norton, "cut Utah's wilderness groups out of secret negotiations to open up wild lands to oil exploration." Leavitt also secretly negotiated two deals to open up millions of acres of Utah wilderness to roadbuilding and development. He opposed tightening arsenic limits for drinking water and even opposed new health-based standards for fine-particle pollution (despite a decade of studies showing a link between fine-particle pollution and tens of thousands of premature deaths every year). Further, when companies such as MagCorp* and Wasatch Energy Systems** blatantly broke environmental laws, Leavitt did nothing; The federal EPA had to bring its own cases against these companies.

    *MagCorp released 10 times more chlorine air pollution than all other states combined.
    **Wasatch Energy Systems violated dioxin limits by more than 300 percent. Dioxins are highly carcinogenic compounds found in herbicides. Yum!


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    And now, in the aftermath of Katrina, we learn of yet another dipshit appointment on Bush's part.

    FEMA Director: Bush chose Michael Brown, whose distinguishing qualification was being "Judges and Stewards Commissioner" of the International Arabian Horse Association (which ended up firing him for incompetence, by the way). That's his great experience which got him the job handling massive relief efforts.

    Blogger Josh Marshall summed up Brown's career path nicely: "So let me see if I understand this. Brown's a Republican from the southwest. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress when he was thirty-three. Then he bounced from job to job, finally getting into the sports business in mid-life, before getting canned. And then he used connections to land himself a high-powered position in the federal government for which he had no apparent experience at all." Hmm, sounds a lot like a certain pinch-eyed president, doesn't it?

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    It seems to me Bush's logic goes something like this: GW Bush is a completely incompetent f*ck-up and he was elected twice, so why not put other complete f*ck-ups in high places? Bush is starting to remind me of the pointy-haired boss in Dilbert.

    So... can any conservatives out there explain to me how Bush's appointments are even remotely intelligent and logical? Betcha can't!
    "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
    --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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    Re: GW Bush Surrounds Himself With Fellow Morons

    Originally posted by PsychicWarVeteran
    GW Bush is a completely incompetent f*ck-up and he was elected twice
    Was he elected? I thought that you had to get the most votes to win.

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      Re: GW Bush Surrounds Himself With Fellow Morons

      Originally posted by spaced_moorcock
      Originally posted by PsychicWarVeteran
      GW Bush is a completely incompetent f*ck-up and he was elected twice
      Was he elected? I thought that you had to get the most votes to win.
      Most electoral votes, yeah, but then that's a much different thing.
      Believe me, I use the term "elected" very, very lightly.

      Originally posted by PWV
      So... can any conservatives out there explain to me how Bush's appointments are even remotely intelligent and logical? Betcha can't!
      I find it fascinating that vehement conservatives like helmethead, Bill, and Kitsune (aka Seebass) have yet to accept my challenge. I mean, 50+ people have viewed this thread, so where are the dissenting opinions? Who will stand up and defend the president's piss-poor decision-making? Who will polish this turd? Anyone?

      A cricket is chirping... a tumbleweed rolls by...
      "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
      --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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      • #4
        Well I used to be on a forum where popular response would be very different. They were all very defensive of Bush and said it was their duty to support him as Americans whatever he did. I think it all depends on the type of people who would be likely to visit this site, and it is interesting to note that most of these people are against Bush. The communities that are pro-Bush tend to be a little harder to find but there are actually quite a lot of them.
        Personally I think he doesn't deserve to be in power, as do most of my friends, and I was surprised to find that most of the people on the other forum were pro-Bush.

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        • #5
          Yeah, it's just that there are several conservatives here (whom I named) who truly seem to enjoy a good debate. Sadly, they either have not seen this thread yet or simply find themselves unable to defend their idiot president any longer.

          The best defense I've received from other forums has been a list of bad choices made by Democratic presidents, but not one person can defend Bush's choices.

          In all honesty, I expected this. I mean, come on, how could anyone logically defend these appointments? Bolton for the UN? Leavitt for the EPA? Please.
          "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
          --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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          • #6
            I think people are finally questioning his choices, albiet far too late. In particular, his choice for FEMA director seems an especially clueless choice. Interestingly, his career seems to mirror Bush's own. He seems to keep falling up-- he fails and then has old friends pick him up. :(

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            • #7
              Here's an idea as to why Bush makes such bad decisions:

              Originally posted by The Associate Press
              At a news conference, Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush's choice for head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency had ''absolutely no credentials.''

              She related that she had urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire Michael Brown.

              ''He said 'Why would I do that?''' Pelosi said.

              '''I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right last week.' And he said 'What didn't go right?'''

              ''Oblivious, in denial, dangerous,'' she added.
              SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/nati...rtner=homepage

              Oblivious, in denial, dangerous. M-hm, those are the reasons right there, though I might have added "self-serving" and "incompetent."
              "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
              --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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              • #8
                He gets it from his mother.

                I can't find the BBC News link now but barbara Bush said that as most of the dispossed were poor they'd done alright out of the hurricane. Homes destroyed, separated from loved ones, staying in the superdome where people were beaten up & raped, surviving in a city where some of the police have deserted, where it's alleged the National Guard are too scared to go & there are no doctors. This is doing all right??!! :x I'd hate to see her idea of having a hard time. Just shows how out of touch they are. :x
                Arioch, aid me! Blood and souls for Arioch!

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                • #9
                  Re: He gets it from his mother.

                  Originally posted by silverhand
                  I can't find the BBC News link now but barbara Bush said that as most of the dispossed were poor they'd done alright out of the hurricane.
                  Ah, thanks! I did a search and found it. Here it is.

                  I especially loved this part:
                  She expressed a fear that many of those being cared for in neighbouring states such as Houston in Texas will want to stay after the floodwaters have receded.

                  "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas," the president's mother said during a tour of evacuation centres.
                  8O Scary? Why, pray tell, is that scary? Wouldn't want the likes of Louisiana's poor to sully the great state of Texas, huh? Unbelievable!

                  I just found an article that offers another Barbara Bush quote that really shows how utterly cold and unsympathetic she is:

                  "And so many of the people in the arena here, you
                  know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she
                  chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."
                  SOURCE: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ea..._id=1001054719

                  Here's my response to Barbara Bush: :flip:
                  "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
                  --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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                  • #10
                    Is this woman on some kind of drugs or has she got her head up her own arse? Has no one demanded that Barbara Bush make some kind of appology for those remarks?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by spaced_moorcock
                      Has no one demanded that Barbara Bush make some kind of appology for those remarks?
                      Nope. In fact, Scott McClellan (Bush's spokesman) instead made excuses saying, "I think she was making a personal observation on some of the comments that people were making..."

                      As if that makes it all better!

                      Then, when asked if president Bush agreed with his mother, McClellan suspiciously side-stepped the question by spouting the exact same rhetroic, just in different words: "I think that the observation is based on someone or some people that were talking to her..."

                      SOURCE: http://www.suntimes.com/output/hurri...s-hbarb08.html

                      It is beyond obvious that this rich-as-all-get-out Bush family couldn't give two shits about their nation's poor, even in the aftermath of a major disaster! The insinuation by Barbara Bush that those people are happy as clams sleeping on cots in a stadium instead of in their own (admittedly) low-income apartments and are better off that way is, in my opinion, completely inexcusable. Even an apology at this point wouldn't erase the black mark left behind by her heartless comments.

                      Clinton made a statement yesterday that made me stand up and cheer. Regarding Bush's appointment of Brown as head of FEMA, Clinton said, "I would never have appointed such a person. I would imagine, I don’t think that anybody would. You would appoint somebody who has experience."

                      See, not only did he slam Bush by stating Brown was a terrible pick, but with the comment "I don’t think that anybody would" subtly implied that Bush is a nobody. Love it.
                      "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
                      --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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                      • #12
                        Come on everyone, Carl Rove won it for Bush Jr. He is the most corrupt bastard of all. Bush Jr. is mearly a puppet for him to use. :x

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                        • #13
                          Couldn't agree more, Sky.

                          Sadly, Rove is great at keeping the egg off his face (cf. Valerie Plame). F*cking evil SOBs, the whole administration. Makes the Nixon administration look exemplary.
                          "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
                          --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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                          • #14
                            Oh my, that is the missing link.. Not enough americans have watched A Clockwork Orange! Maybe if americans watched it they would stop being so god damn violent close minded.. :x

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                            • #15
                              Right on Psycic war Veteran! Nixon was a shitty president but he is way better then any on the Bush's could ever dream of.. The only thing that Bush is missing is that he didn't tape when he decided to have the war in Iraq!

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