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post #1 of 48
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Some good laughs here... it's either laugh or cry.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090103/...pr_wh/bushisms

One of my favorites:

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." — Aug. 5, 2004, at the signing ceremony for a defense spending bill.
post #2 of 48
This is excellent:

"Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.
post #3 of 48
I think this will always be my favorite.


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• "Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." — Sept. 6, 2004, at a rally in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Ahhhh...I am going to miss that guy..NOT!
post #4 of 48
There will always be a place in my heart for;

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"First, I'd like to spank all the teachers..."
post #5 of 48
I have serious doubts as to whether English is his first language

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• "We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job." — Sept. 20, 2005, in Gulfport, Miss.
post #6 of 48
We've all said things that are potentially dumb (I do that all the time)...the only difference is we don't all have cameras in our faces when it happens.

Cut the guy some slack already...I've heard these in the last 8 years...I'm ready to just move on, even if my candidate isn't the one being sworn in a week from tomorrow.
post #7 of 48
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
We've all said things that are potentially dumb (I do that all the time)...the only difference is we don't all have cameras in our faces when it happens.
Well... we are not presidents of the most powerful country in the world either
post #8 of 48
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
Cut the guy some slack already...I've heard these in the last 8 years...I'm ready to just move on, even if my candidate isn't the one being sworn in a week from tomorrow.

All sorts of slack here I think Bush-ism's are hilarious. I also think he did some of them on purpose to be funny. That is, until he found out that some people were going to give him all sorts of bull-pucky over them.

Especially the "spank the teachers" one! Does that not remind you of Michael Myers "spank you" skit?
post #9 of 48
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
We've all said things that are potentially dumb (I do that all the time)...the only difference is we don't all have cameras in our faces when it happens.

Cut the guy some slack already...I've heard these in the last 8 years...I'm ready to just move on, even if my candidate isn't the one being sworn in a week from tomorrow.
most of us don't have speech writers either

Bush-isms are hi-larious
post #10 of 48
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
We've all said things that are potentially dumb (I do that all the time)...the only difference is we don't all have cameras in our faces when it happens.

Cut the guy some slack already...I've heard these in the last 8 years...I'm ready to just move on, even if my candidate isn't the one being sworn in a week from tomorrow.
He's had 8 years of slack and I'm sorry but as president you should know certain things. Like the definition of sovereignty.

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004
post #11 of 48
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There will always be a place in my heart for;


I love George Bush. I will miss him.
post #12 of 48
No matter what he said...I always knew what he meant.

I'm not sure that being an eloquent speaker and having an absolute command of the language is a measure of anything. (other than being an eloquent speaker and knowing the right words/tense etc.) It always surprises me when a well educated person can't string an entire sentence together. For example, Caroline Kennedy. I've not listened to her speak, (purposely) but from what I've read, she's terrible.

It's nice to be the total package, but if I don't buy into what you're saying it really doesn't matter how pretty you can say it. I always found his reading off the teleprompter far more painful than his Bush-isms. Awesome speech...
post #13 of 48
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
He's had 8 years of slack and I'm sorry but as president you should know certain things. Like the definition of sovereignty.

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004
This is where I completely gave up on him. Someone with his education should, at the very least, know the meaning of this word. As President, he should have known, and cared, what it means to American Indians. I am so glad he is gone.
post #14 of 48
I think he knew very well what sovereign means, he was just so terrible at expressing himself that he couldn't explain it...
post #15 of 48
I will miss the yearly Bushism's desk calendars. I've been buying them for DH since they started coming out with them (a year after he took office?).

But that's about all I will miss.
post #16 of 48
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
He's had 8 years of slack and I'm sorry but as president you should know certain things. Like the definition of sovereignty.

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004
I think you should know how many states there are in this wonderful country of ours but, hey, some President Elects think there are 57 states.
post #17 of 48
I don't have time for this. I'm working hard to put food on my family.
post #18 of 48
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I think you should know how many states there are in this wonderful country of ours but, hey, some President Elects think there are 57 states.
Yep, that is an example of a President-elect who misspoke. However, ask him what tribal sovereignty is and bet ya he comes up with something that sounds educated.
post #19 of 48
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
Yep, that is an example of a President-elect who misspoke. However, ask him what tribal sovereignty is and bet ya he comes up with something that sounds educated.
Yep, if he has a teleprompter telling him what to say.

Off the cuff, he will uhhhhh, ummmmm, hmmmm, you to death.

Not to worry though I have a feeling we will not be seeing Barack unscripted.
post #20 of 48
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
All sorts of slack here I think Bush-ism's are hilarious. I also think he did some of them on purpose to be funny. That is, until he found out that some people were going to give him all sorts of bull-pucky over them.
Have you seen the Comedy Central Celebrity Roast for Jeff Foxworthy? Bush was on it and did make fun of himself a bit.

There's two things I have always wondered, isn't someone paid to write or at least proof read his speeches? If so, someone was really slacking because it wouldn't have taken much to correct some of the errors. The other is, when he preread over the speeches did he never think "gosh that sounds bad".
post #21 of 48
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I think you should know how many states there are in this wonderful country of ours but, hey, some President Elects think there are 57 states.
Let's see, that's 1 for Obama, a full year's daily calendar's worth for Bush. OK, Bush wins that one!
post #22 of 48
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post #23 of 48
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post


lol..I like the look of the lady on the right side of the picture..Her facial expression is priceless.
post #24 of 48
I'm still trying to get my head around the fact that he has a Harvard education (I may be wrong and it may be Yale but either way I can't believe it). I've seen high school only grads with better verbal and knowledge skills. The Dean must be squirming in his seat.
post #25 of 48
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I'm still trying to get my head around the fact that he has a Harvard education (I may be wrong and it may be Yale but either way I can't believe it). I've seen high school only grads with better verbal and knowledge skills. The Dean must be squirming in his seat.
Yale (Bachelor's in history) and Harvard (M.B.A.), no less. He was a so-called "legacy student" at Yale - it's a lot easier to get in when your father, grandfather, and great-great grandfather are/were alumni.
post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post

I know what you mean. Especially since Barack wouldn't be caught dead with a flag in this hands, backwards or otherwise.

God bless George Bush, I think his enthusiasm and getting up hefting that flag at the Olympics was endearing, at least it was to me. Bless his heart, I will miss that man. He followed his conscience.
post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
I know what you mean. Especially since Barack wouldn't be caught dead with a flag in this hands, backwards or otherwise.

God bless George Bush, I think his enthusiasm and getting up hefting that flag at the Olympics was endearing, at least it was to me. Bless his heart, I will miss that man. He followed his conscience.
Depends on where you are standing whether it's backward or not.
post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Depends on where you are standing whether it's backward or not.
Good point! To him and every one behind him it was the right way.
post #29 of 48
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
We've all said things that are potentially dumb (I do that all the time)...the only difference is we don't all have cameras in our faces when it happens.

Cut the guy some slack already...I've heard these in the last 8 years...I'm ready to just move on, even if my candidate isn't the one being sworn in a week from tomorrow.
I agree. So he wasn't very good at making speaches, but he was a good president who kept this country safe. You will never see any Obamaisms though. Not because he can't talk (just listen to him stutter when he tries to get out of a lie), but the stupid liberal media will never post Obamaisms, but there will be plenty. It's funny, the people who should be happy that their knight in shining armor is the next president, have nothing better to do than to rag on our last president who was strong and stood by his beliefs and decisions. I wonder who the media will blame when....yes when, Obama messes up. Yep, 4 years from now when the country is in even more of a mess and the goverment in worse debt than it is now, it will be Bushes fault, not Obama's
And if I see another Obama coin collection commercial or another school named after him, I will be sick. There is no reason to do any of this, Obama hasn't done anything except win an election.
post #30 of 48
I don't blame the Obama bashers for being sensitive when the Bush bashers take their shots. But really, for as long as I can remember it's been common practice to hightlight the past faux pas of a President when they are about leave office.

It will happen with Obama also.
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