What Bush Is Not

(via The Talent Show)

Negative Capability (Harpers.org):

The following assertions were collected from public statements made by George W. Bush and his official spokesmen since 1997. Originally from Harper’s Magazine, May 2004.

The President of the United States is not a fact-checker.
I’m not a statistician.
I’m not a numbers-cruncher.
I’m not one of these bean counters.
I’m not very analytical.

I’m not a precision guy.
The President is not a micromanager.
I’m not a member of the legislative branch.
The President is not a rubber stamp for the Congress.
I’m not a censor-guy.
I’m not a lawyer.
I’m not a doctor.
The President is not an economist.
I’m not a stockbroker or a stock-picker.

I’m not a forecaster.
I’m not a predictor.
I’m not a pollster, a poll-reader guy.
I’m not a very good prognosticator of elections.
I’m not a committee chairman.
I’m not of the Washington scene.
I’m not a lonely person.
I’m not a poet.
I’m not a very good novelist.

I’m not a textbook player.
I’m not an emailer.
I’m not a very long-winded person.
I’m not a very formal guy.
I am not a revengeful person.
I’m not an Iraqi citizen.
I’m not a divider.
I am not a unilateralist.
I’m not a tree, I’m a Bush.

Paris Business Review

Paris Business Review / Revue des Affaires de Paris

There is no “Paris Business Review” and Bill O’Reilly is a liar.

Media Matters for America

O’REILLY: Now if the [Canadian] government — if your government harbors
these two deserter [sic], doesn’t send them back … there will be a
boycott of your country which will hurt your country enormously. France
is now feeling that sting.

MALLICK: I don’t think for a moment such a boycott would take place
because we are your biggest trading partners.

O’REILLY: No, it will take place, madam. In France …

MALLICK: I don’t think that your French boycott has done too well

O’REILLY: …they’ve lost billions of dollars in France according to
“The Paris Business Review.”

MALLICK: I think that’s nonsense.

Media Matters for America found no evidence of a publication named “The
Paris Business Review.” A Google.com search revealed no mentions of
“Paris Business Review,” “Revue des Affaires de Paris,” or any similar
French name. A LexisNexis search for “Paris,” “France,” or “French”
within five words of “business review” produced no relevant results.
There is a journal called “European Business Review,” which is published
in England; however, over the past two years, “European Business Review”
has not mentioned an American boycott of France.

Furthermore, contrary to O’Reilly’s claim that France has lost “billions
of dollars” due to an American boycott, American imports from
France have actually increased since international tensions with France
began in the months prior to the start of the war in Iraq in March 2003.
According to the U.S.
Census Bureau
, in February 2004, the United States imported $2.26
billion in French goods and services, up from $2.18 billion in February
2002.

Release the Bush Records

(via John Kerry for President – D-Bunker)

Mary Beth Cahill to Ken Mehlman: Release the Bush Records

July 13, 2004
Ken Mehlman
Campaign Manager
BUSH-CHENEY ’04, Inc.

Dear Ken:

Over the past several months, allies of the President have questioned John Kerry’s patriotism while your staff has criticized his service in Vietnam. Republicans and their allies have gone so far as to launch attacks against his wife and your campaign has run $80 million in negative ads that have been called baseless, misleading and unfair by several independent observers.

Considering that the President has failed to even come close to keeping his promise to change the tone in Washington, we find your outrage over and paparazzi-like obsession with a fund-raising event to be misplaced. The fact is that the nation has a greater interest in seeing several documents made public relating to the President’s performance in office and personal veracity that the White House has steadfastly refused to release. As such, we will not consider your request until the Bush campaign and White House make public the documents/materials listed below:

● Military records: Any copies of the President’s military records that would actually prove he fulfilled the terms of his military service. For that matter, it would be comforting to the American people if the campaign or the White House could produce more than just a single person to verify that the President was in Alabama when said he was there. Many Americans find it odd that only one person out of an entire squadron can recall seeing Mr. Bush.

● Halliburton: All correspondence between the Defense Department and the White House regarding the no-bid contracts that have gone to the Vice-President’s former company. Some material has already been made public. Why not take a campaign issue off the table by making all of these materials public so the voters can see how Halliburton has benefited from Mr. Cheney serving as Vice-President?

● The Cheney Energy Task Force: For an Administration that claims to hate lawsuits, it’s ironic that the Bush White House is taking up the Courts’ time to keep the fact that Ken Lay and Enron wrote its energy policy in secret behind closed doors. Please release the documents so that the country can learn what lobbyists and special interests wrote the White House energy policy.

● Medicare Bill: Please release all White House correspondence between the pharmaceutical industry and the Administration regarding the Medicare Bill, which gave billions to some of the President’s biggest donors. In addition, please provide all written materials that directed the Medicare actuary to withhold information from Congress about the actual cost of the bill.

● Prison Abuse Documents: A few weeks ago, the White House released a selected number of documents regarding the White House’s involvement in laying the legal foundation for the interrogation methods that were used in Iraq. Please release the remaining documents.

We also wanted to wish you a happy anniversary. As we are sure you and the attorneys representing the President, Vice-President and other White House officials are aware, today marks one year since Administration sources leaked the identity of a covert CIA agent to Bob Novak in an effort to retaliate against a critic of the Administration.

In light of the fact that the Administration began gutting the laws protecting the nation’s forests yesterday, we hope you will accept the paper on which this letter is written as an anniversary gift. (The one year anniversary is known as the “paper anniversary.”)

Sincerely,

Mary Beth Cahill

Campaign Manager

We should all wish Bush & Cheney a happy anniversary.

Typical Wingnuttery

Here’s a recent entry (spelling and formatting preserved) from my Guestbook. The author of this entry felt this information was so important he posted it 12 times!!!

Name: Roger Wykoff
Email: [deleted]
Date: Tue Jul 13 05:09:09 2004
Homepage:
From: Indiana
Referred from: Google
Comments:
I keep hearing Vietnam Veteran everytime this joker makes a speech. Below adds some perspective. As Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, considers a bid for the White House, Americans should know a few things about him that he might prefer go unmentioned – and I don’t mean his $75 haircuts.When Mr. Kerry pontificated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, a group of veterans turned their backs on him and walked away. They remembered Mr. Kerry as the anti-war activist who testified before Congress during the war, accusing veterans of being war criminals. The dust jacket of Mr. Kerry’s pro-Hanoi book, “The New Soldier,” features a photograph of his ragged band of radicals mocking the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, which depicts the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, with an upside-down American flag.Retired Gen. George S. Patton III charged that Mr. Kerry’s actions as an anti-war activist had “given aid and comfort to the enemy,” as had the actions of Ramsey Clark and Jane Fonda. Also, Mr. Kerry lied when he threw what heclaimed were his war medals over the White House fence; he later admitted they weren’t his. Now they are displayed on his office wall.Long after he changed sides in congressional hearings, Mr. Kerry lobbied for renewed trade relations with Hanoi. At the same time, his cousin C. Stewart Forbes, chief executive for Colliers International, assisted in brokering a$905 million deal to develop a deep-sea port at Vung Tau, Vietnam – an odd coincidence.As noted in the Inside Politics column of Nov. 14 (Nation), historian Douglas Brinkley is writing Mr. Kerry’s biography. Hopefully, he’ll include the senator’s latest ignominious feat: preventing the Vietnam Human Rights Act (HR2833) from coming to a vote in the Senate, claiming human rights would deteriorate as a result. His actions sent a clear signal to Hanoi that Congress cares little about the human rights for which so many Americans fought and died.The State Department ranked Vietnam among the 10 regimes worldwide least tolerant of religious freedom. Recently, 354 churches of the Montagnards, a Christian ethnic minority, were forcibly disbanded, and by mid-October,more than 50 Christian pastors and elders had been arrested in Dak Lak province alone. On Oct. 29, the secret police executed three Montagnards by lethal injection simply for protesting religious repression. The communists are conducting a pogrom against the Montagnards, forcing Christians to drink a mixture of goat’s blood and alcohol and renounce Christianity. Thousands have been killed or imprisoned or have just “disappeared.” The Montagnards lost one-half of their adult male population fighting for the United States, and without them, there might be thousands more American names on that somber black granite wall at the Vietnam memorial. As Mr. Kerry contemplates a run for the presidency, people must remember that he has fought harder for Hanoi as an anti-war activist and a senator than he did against the Vietnamese communists while serving in the Navy in Vietnam.MICHAEL BENGE Foreign Service officer andformer Vietnam POW (1968 to 1973)Washington

Posted by: Cory N on May 3, 2004 09:34 PM
First let me get something straight.
Let me define democrat for you or democrap.
Democrap..Murder,coward,liar,greedy,anti-america,dumb,and anti-freedom.
Murder.for abortion,the murder of yes MURDER MORON of young innocent babies.
Whats the difference in doing that and what a terrorist would do.
Just drag someone out and shoot them,you might as well.
Coward.Did you know when clinton was president he ran to russia to hide from his own country then while he was there burnt the american flag and the basterd was smiling.
And ever notice how democrats are always agianst anyhting thats got morals?
They would rather bend over and take it in the ass then fight.
Liar.Need I explain this one?Every democrat seems to talk shit and and then lie about it later.Like bill clintons I never slept with that woman.Or hillerys famous Oh I just dont remember that.Or what about what kerry is doing now?
anybody who can pay attention to shit sees that he will say or do anything to get elected.
As youve seen through all this yes and No I didnt bullshit.
Just watch how a democrat on fox news answers questions.
They always try to avoid them or change the topic.
Greedy.The democrats vision of perfect world is not one of freedom like they want you to belive but one of oppresion,murder,and socialism.
The democrats want ultimite control over the poeple through the goverment.
Why would they do that you ask?
Because in a socialism goverment only the ones with money are worth anything.
Only those with money are respected and feared.
Only those with money have power.
Thats what socialism is and democrats want it.
Anti-america.Have you ever taken a look at kerrys record?I found it quite intresting myself.
Watching out for the saftey of america and yet at the same time voting for everything against keeping america safe.people im sorry poeple is the wrong word BASTERDS like howard dean oh boy hes no different.
Dumb.Oh god who the hell would vote for a socialism goverment?
Well it would clearly take someone very very very stupid.Do poeple know what socialism is?
Its pretty clear they dont.
Socialism is registering with the goverment to do anything at all.
And thats not even tapping it.
Its rape murder no freedom torture chambers and anything satin would love to see you do agian and agian and agian.
If you want to go buy your daughter a nice trampoline for her upcoming birthday you must first approve of it with the goverment.
If you wish to buy groceries or have cable tv or anything else or freedom of religion you must approve of it with the goverment first.
Anyone who would open up there fucking eyes
could see this isnt right.
Anyone who opens up there eyes could see that more immagrants live in the US alone more than any other other country in the world.
And why do you think that is?
Wouldnt have anything to do with their wanting of freedom would it?
Maybe to not live in a socialist goverment?
HMM…What a FuckinG tough question.
It doesnt take a rocket scientist moron.
Yet there are poeple that are stupoid enough to get rid of A great man like George Bush|I captilized his name incase that hopefully pissed off someone.|
Yet there are poeple that are stupoid enough to get rid of A great man like George Bush just because hes not a democrap.
Yet thell go and destory the world and vote for kerry just because hes no Bush.
Yep folks believe it or not,there are poeple that are accauly that stupid!
Bedazzles the mind doesnt it?
If that aint stupid I dont know what is.
I think I explained the anti-freedom too.
Now I dont expect all of you to believe this.
Because your democrats.
We could throw down proof in your face hell play a damn recorded tape and proved you lied and you would still deny it.
But for 2 seconds try to keep an open mind you fucking morons.
Rather that being brainwashed by an anti-american celebrity or someone like al-gore or bill clinton.
Think for your fucking self.
Its not right that the richer in america should have to pay more taxes and Ill try to explain it to you moron.
They earned that money.Earned it.
You know that word.Dont you?
to earn something?
Not steal it like you would but EARN it.!
And I would like anyone to think about this hate me or not dont give a fuck.
Think about this.
If the rich poeple in this country are taxed more and more which the democraps plan to do,
than thell not only have enough money to keep their buisness open but in the prosess that means that you cant really get rich no matter what.
So let me ask you what is your fucking motivation to better yourself.
Because after the buisnesses start to fail guess what next?
A lot of poeple will be out of a job.
One by one,and then thell be forced to not optioned but forced to serve those in higher positions just to get a fucking dime.
Ask yourself this too.
What would have happened should we have not fought in world war two?
Hitler would have ruled the world.
Because it was americas atomic bomb that saved america from japan.
then instead of being a PUSSY like a democrat and bending over and taking it in the ass we decided to fight.
If not hitler would have ruled the world.
Becuase we fought freedom prevailed.
God saw us through.
Thats right GOD you morons.Faith.
Its never gonna be a perfect world
Ever Ever Ever Ever Ever.
Sometimes if you want peace you must Fight rather than bend over you basterd.
You cant always listen to your fucking heart.
get the hell out of the brainwashing and stop bashing Bush because he did the right thing.
I hope somebody learned a lesson.
Feel free to email me.
But if its just a hate mail i will delete it in less than 2 secs.
So put your democratic head to figure this out.
You waste like ten mintutes which you could be using to rob some old blind man to mail me.
Then I delete it in 2 seconds.
Do the math.
Posted by: Fuck democrats on May 7, 2004 07:58 AM

AWOL is not a felony, desertion is. AWOL is being absent for a period of 30 days or less. It carries a punishment up to the discretion of the commander. GWB was not AWOL, he was allowed to make up weekend drills at alternative times. Kerry is a liberal traitor, regardless of his war record! He is just another liberal trying to hide his spots by throwing mud at the President. What service have Terry McAuliffe and Michael Moore performed for our country? Bill Clinton followers disapointed that he is already forgotten by a nation better off without him and his bitch wife!Posted by: Tom on February 11, 2004 09:31 AM Though John Kerry had every right to his freedom of speech, he is still liable for the consequences of said speech. His aiding and abetting the enemy during time of war is not excuseable as freedom of speech, regardless of his war record. The time to have protested would have been after the conflict. Protesting with “Hanoi Jane” certainly earns him the name “Hanoi John.”Posted by: former Green Beret on February 11, 2004 03:09 PM
Every three years we get to listen to these jerks pander to the 18 to 22 % of us eligible voters that bother going to the polls to vote for them. Look at kerry’s platform.He offers to take the money of those successful in business and give it to the trade unions, teacher’s union,(in other words all the socialist) education (gotta throw the kids in there hell that always works for votes), health care for the seniors, blah balh, blah!Forget the fact that this gigolo collaborated with the likes of jane fonda and angela davis and turned his back on the vietnam vets which in the mind of any red blooded American smells of treason, now this asshole thinke he is john kennedy reincarnated. Jesus Christ can’t a country as great as ours produce anything better than this for presidential material? And by the way….did you know that john kerry is a vietnam vet? All I can say is that if you dumb asses vote this liberal kennedy wanna be in office….I sure as hell hope we don’t have problems with north korea, iran, china, etc.I mean just imagine algore being in office following 9-11…God help us.Posted by: Wyatt on February 9, 2004 11:06 PM

I wanted to post this on Citizen Smash’s site, but he’s not allowing it – he directed us Kerry bashers to Misha. Anyway:”the President has abandoned America’s moral leadership, and promises to restore honor and integrity to the White House. He claims that he would give us a foreign policy to make us proud instead of ashamed, and restore our own country to a position of leadership in the world. -KerryThis has got to be a joke. It sounds more like he’s talking about former president Clinton than our current CIC. This type of blatant lying and negative campaigning should signal to anyone that this man’s moral compass may not be all that soundly adjusted. To say that president Bush has made us “ashamed” and abandoned “moral leadership,” that he has no “honor” or “integrity.” George W. Bush is the very definition of integrity, steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. Has he waivered even an inch in the liberal onslaught against him? Nope. George W. Bush is a moral man. He’s a religious man, some people may appreciate that and some may not – that is each own’s prerogative, but an immoral man? Not so much. And as far as restoring our country to a position of leadership…uh?? I think, under W our soldiers and the INTEGRITY of the president has pretty much sent that message. And I don’t feel “ashamed.” Who is Mr. Kerry speaking for? He certainly doesn’t speak for me, and I would guess, the majority of the American population. I’m tired of being ascribed emotions by the democratic candidates… I’m tired of all of the press and of all of the spin and coverage of this lousy, lying, hypocritical bull*$#@. John Kerry is an immoral, lying, self-centered, “pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard – a worthless steaming pile of cow-dung… figuratively speaking.” And man, he’s ugly, too, his inner-crud shows in his outward appearance. Who can even imagine looking at the that loathsome face for 4 whole years as our leader??? He is a vile excuse for a presidential candidate. Posted by: NJ on February 10, 2004 02:40 PM “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein, because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002″Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat, because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation …. And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein, with weapons of mass destruction, is real…”- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003John Kerry is a liar and a hypocrite.Posted by: NJ on February 10, 2004 04:00 PM John Kerry is a dream come true- for the RNC. A Massachusetts, big-government liberal, documented scoundrel, anti-war, anti-military, anti-American piece of American shit. This fool isn’t worth the gum on the soles of my tennis shoes.Posted by: Stan Hill on February 10, 2004 05:01 PM

More Compassionate Conservatism

People affected by offshoring should “stop whining.”

(via InformationWeek)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue is promoting overseas outsourcing of jobs as a way to boost the economy and even increase employment–a stance that rankles jobless white-collar workers, particularly in the flagging technology industry.

Donohue acknowledged the pain for people who have lost jobs to offshoring–an estimated 250,000 a year, according to government estimates. But pockets of unemployment shouldn’t lead to “anecdotal politics and policies,” he said, and people affected by offshoring should “stop whining.”

Maybe someone should offshore Mr. Donohue’s Job…