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 Post subject: BUSH'S LAST DAY
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:29 am 
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IT'S THE DAY WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR, THE LAST FULL DAY IN OFFICE OF GEORGE W. BUSH!


HOORAY!


GOT ANY SPECIAL WORDS TO DENOTE HOW YOU'RE FEELING ABOUT GEORGE'S DEPARTURE? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:49 am 
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I had noticed that the news media spent a great deal of time reporting about the plane crash in New York, and ignoring Bush. Now David Corn does a good job of putting all that in perspective:

What Bush Left Out of His Flat Farewell

by David Corn

George W. Bush gave his final speech to the nation on Thursday night. I skipped it to see my daughter, who has known no other president, perform with her school chorus. But when I later sat before my television to see how the speech was being punditized on the cable news shows, I was surprised. The water-landing of a US Airways flight in New York City dominated the coverage. There was little chatter--almost nothing--about Bush's farewell.

After watching the speech on the White House website, I understood why. It was flat and short. Bush said little of interest. He dwelled mostly on 9/11 and the so-called war on terror, once again (and for the last official time) characterizing the invasion of Iraq as part of his effort to take "the fight to the terrorists." He suggested that although the Iraq war was the subject of "legitimate debate," there "can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."

Was the nation's safety ensured because Bush invaded Iraq and did not finish the fight in Afghanistan? No doubt, he and his ever-dwindling band of defenders will continue to insist that it is so--just as a rooster might insist there is a connection between his crowing and the rising of the sun. And Bush defended himself for having been "willing to make the tough decisions"--as if making hard choices is the same as making wise ones.

For most of the 13 minutes he spoke, Bush offered surface-level observations. He provided one quote, noting that President Thomas Jefferson once remarked, "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." It's no wonder Bush fancies this line. Given that he is passing to Barack Obama a country burdened with two unresolved wars and an economy in severe decline, Bush certainly would rather look forward (and hope his now unpopular presidency comes to be seen in better terms down the road) than face the present-day consequences of his actions and inaction.

Ernest Hemingway, I believe, once observed that what one doesn't put on the page is as important as what one does. And what Bush did not discuss in his farewell address also defines his presidency. Here is a partial list:

* Climate change
* China
* Russia
* North Korea
* Iran
* Pakistan
* Osama bin Laden
* Nuclear weapons
* Poverty
* Health insurance
* Foreclosures
* Housing
* Guantanamo
* National debt
* Budget deficit
* Trade deficit
* Wall Street
* Financial regulation
* Dow Jones
* Retirement security
* Social Security
* Medicaid
* Energy
* Immigration
* Automobile industry
* Housing
* Subprime credit
* Wages
* Jobs
* FEMA

What else is there to say? In the end, after eight long and traumatic years, Bush did not have much to tell us. Who wouldn't rather watch a miracle airplane landing than a failure saying goodbye?


This was first posted at http://www.davidcorn.com. You can follow my postings and appearances via Twitter by clicking here.

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 Post subject: Re: BUSH'S LAST DAY
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:01 am 
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Worst administration ever. Not much else to say.

Increasing expenditures while reducing income should be illegal due to the fact that bankruptcy is the logical result.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Goodbye Mr. Bush - Play the Game

Bush goes away from the White House... Tell him goodbye YOUR WAY (throwing boots, eggs, daisies or candies) This is a multi-highscore and cumulative-score game!

Instructions:
1. Choose the items you wish to throw at him before he goes away from the White House, hurry! 2. You will score for each element you throw! and later you'll be able to see the totals (love vs "unlove") and your contribution to them. Which are the most thrown items?? How do you compare to other players??


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Bush Protest: Shoes Thrown At White House (PHOTOS)

President Bush was given an Iraqi-journalist-style sendoff on his last full day in office Monday, as tourists and demonstrators lobbed shoes, pumps, boots, sandals and Crocs from Pennsylvania Avenue onto the White House lawn.

Before launching the operation live, the shoe-chuckers took target practice in Dupont Circle on a 20-foot-tall blow up doll of the outgoing president, decked out in the flight suit he wore aboard the "Mission Accomplished" aircraft carrier.



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