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RIP Bush-isms (2000-2008)

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 04:23 AM
• "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." — September 2000, explaining his energy policies at an event in Michigan.

• "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" — January 2000, during a campaign event in South Carolina.

• "They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the commander in chief, too." — Sept. 26, 2001, in Langley, Va. Bush was referring to the terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks.

• "There's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail." — Oct. 4, 2001, in Washington. Bush was remarking on a back-to-work plan after the terrorist attacks.

• "It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber." — April 10, 2002, at the White House, as Bush urged Senate passage of a broad ban on cloning.

• "I want to thank the dozens of welfare-to-work stories, the actual examples of people who made the firm and solemn commitment to work hard to embetter themselves." — April 18, 2002, at the White House.

• "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." — Sept. 17, 2002, in Nashville, Tenn.

• "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.

• "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.

• "Our most abundant energy source is coal. We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet coal also prevents an environmental challenge." — April 20, 2005, in Washington.

• "We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job." — Sept. 20, 2005, in Gulfport, Miss.

• "I can't wait to join you in the joy of welcoming neighbors back into neighborhoods, and small businesses up and running, and cutting those ribbons that somebody is creating new jobs." — Sept. 5, 2005, when Bush met with residents of Poplarville, Miss., in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

• "It was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship. After all, 60 years we were at war 60 years ago we were at war." — June 29, 2006, at the White House, where Bush met with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

• "Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die." — Dec. 7, 2006, in a joint appearance with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

• "These are big achievements for this country, and the people of Bulgaria ought to be proud of the achievements that they have achieved." — June 11, 2007, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

• "Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit." — September 2007, in Sydney, Australia, where Bush was attending an APEC summit.

• "Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.

• "The fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place." — May 27, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz.

• "And they have no disregard for human life." — July 15, 2008, at the White House. Bush was referring to enemy fighters in Afghanistan.

• "I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office." — June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing.

• "Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people." — July 4, 2008 in Virginia.

• "The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there's a lot of prayer — prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. And I'm one of them. It's good to come down here." — Sept. 3, 2008, at an emergency operations center in Baton Rouge, La., after Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast.

• "This thaw — took a while to thaw, it's going to take a while to unthaw." Oct. 20, 2008, in Alexandria, La., as he discussed the economy and frozen credit markets.

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

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Stensland
01-06-2009, 04:32 AM
• "Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.

i didn't know that one. :lol:

jon stewart was right: the guy will be missed... :worship:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 04:37 AM
That sounded like a line from a skit on SNL. :lol:

Ivanatis
01-06-2009, 04:43 AM
probably his best legacy

one of my English profs once told me I tend to use a lot bushisms as well:o

Ferrero Forever
01-06-2009, 10:12 AM
Haha great read, thanks. He's such a moron

Scotso
01-06-2009, 12:41 PM
• "Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.

Nothing wrong with that one. :p

Action Jackson
01-06-2009, 12:47 PM
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made".

'I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future".

"Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican".

buddyholly
01-06-2009, 01:17 PM
• "Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.



Given that the pope is god's PR man on earth, isn't anything he says ''awesome'' by definition?

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 01:56 PM
I remember a quote where he went to Brazil and said something like, "Oh, you have black ones too?" :lol:

Nathaliia
01-06-2009, 01:58 PM
He thanked Palau when he wanted to thank Poland :lol:

This is Palau:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau

Getta
01-06-2009, 02:42 PM
"Keep good relations with the Grecians."
--Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

A comment on this gem from the New York Times.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE7D7133AF933A25752C0A9679C8B 63

Arkulari
01-06-2009, 04:12 PM
now I'm more convinced than ever that the Skulls and Bones bought his Yale degree :rolleyes:

the guy is one of those legendary :retard: that have gotten the world in the screw way it is now :eek:

prima donna
01-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Based on some of the nonsense that's been written on this forum, I'd be reluctant to criticize President Bush's alleged "Bushisms," what's that proverb about those who live in glasshouses and yet throw stones ? I mean, the man is undoubtedly imperfect, as are all human beings, however I'd question whether MTF is the elite committee that should be entrusted with the duty of slandering him for his vernacular.

Have a little humility -- many of you are no better than George Bush in the linguistics department.

manuel84
01-06-2009, 04:44 PM
"ob-gynes practicing their love with women":haha:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2009, 05:26 PM
Based on some of the nonsense that's been written on this forum, I'd be reluctant to criticize President Bush's alleged "Bushisms," what's that proverb about those who live in glasshouses and yet throw stones ? I mean, the man is undoubtedly imperfect, as are all human beings, however I'd question whether MTF is the elite committee that should be entrusted with the duty of slandering him for his vernacular.

Have a little humility -- many of you are no better than George Bush in the linguistics department.

Some of these people aren't even native English speakers. :rolleyes: And as I've said before, I don't write here the same way I write a paper for English Comp. :yeah:

prima donna
01-06-2009, 05:55 PM
Some of these people aren't even native English speakers. :rolleyes: And as I've said before, I don't write here the same way I write a paper for English Comp. :yeah:
That's great. Now, returning to the original point: People should have their own credentials in order prior to criticizing others.

tangerine_dream
01-06-2009, 06:31 PM
Maybe it's just me but after 8 nightmarish years under one of the worst presidencies ever, I don't find his Bushisms to be quite so funny anymore.

Terrific Op-Ed on the Bush legacy:

A President Forgotten but Not Gone
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/opinion/04rich.html

We like our failed presidents to be Shakespearean, or at least large enough to inspire Oscar-worthy performances from magnificent tragedians like Frank Langella. So here, too, George W. Bush has let us down. Even the banality of evil is too grandiose a concept for 43. He is not a memorable villain so much as a sometimes affable second banana whom Josh Brolin and Will Ferrell can nail without breaking a sweat. He’s the reckless Yalie Tom Buchanan, not Gatsby. He is smaller than life.

The last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Bush’s presidency found that 79 percent of Americans will not miss him after he leaves the White House. He is being forgotten already, even if he’s not yet gone. You start to pity him until you remember how vast the wreckage is. It stretches from the Middle East to Wall Street to Main Street and even into the heavens, which have been a safe haven for toxins under his passive stewardship. The discrepancy between the grandeur of the failure and the stature of the man is a puzzlement. We are still trying to compute it.

The one indisputable talent of his White House was its ability to create and sell propaganda both to the public and the press. Now that bag of tricks is empty as well. Bush’s first and last photo-ops in Iraq could serve as bookends to his entire tenure. On Thanksgiving weekend 2003, even as the Iraqi insurgency was spiraling, his secret trip to the war zone was a P.R. slam-dunk. The photo of the beaming commander in chief bearing a supersized decorative turkey for the troops was designed to make every front page and newscast in the country, and it did. Five years later, in what was intended as a farewell victory lap to show off Iraq’s improved post-surge security, Bush was reduced to ducking shoes.

[. . .]

The joke was on us. Iraq burned, New Orleans flooded, and Bush remained oblivious to each and every pratfall on his watch. Americans essentially stopped listening to him after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, but he still doesn’t grasp the finality of their defection. Lately he’s promised not to steal the spotlight from Barack Obama once he’s in retirement — as if he could do so by any act short of running naked through downtown Dallas. The latest CNN poll finds that only one-third of his fellow citizens want him to play a post-presidency role in public life.

[. . .]

Bush is equally blind to the collapse of his propaganda machinery. Almost poignantly, he keeps trying to hawk his goods in these final days, like a salesman who hasn’t been told by the home office that his product has been discontinued. Though no one is listening, he has given more exit interviews than either Clinton or Reagan did. Along with old cronies like Karl Rove and Karen Hughes, he has also embarked on a Bush “legacy project,” as Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard described it on CNN.

But the brazenness of Bush’s alternative-reality history is itself revelatory. The audacity of its hype helps clear up the mystery of how someone so slight could inflict so much damage. So do his many print and television exit interviews.

The man who emerges is a narcissist with no self-awareness whatsoever. It’s that arrogance that allowed him to tune out even the most calamitous of realities, freeing him to compound them without missing a step. The president who famously couldn’t name a single mistake of his presidency at a press conference in 2004 still can’t.

He can, however, blame everyone else. Asked (by Charles Gibson) if he feels any responsibility for the economic meltdown, Bush says, “People will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived.” Asked if the 2008 election was a repudiation of his administration, he says “it was a repudiation of Republicans.”

[. . .]

With this level of self-regard, it’s no wonder that Bush could remain undeterred as he drove the country off a cliff. The smugness is reinforced not just by his history as the entitled scion of one of America’s aristocratic dynasties but also by his conviction that his every action is blessed from on high. Asked last month by an interviewer what he has learned from his time in office, he replied: “I’ve learned that God is good. All the time.”

Once again he is shifting the blame. This presidency was not about Him. Bush failed because in the end it was all about him.

tennizen
01-06-2009, 06:36 PM
People should have their own credentials in order prior to criticizing others.

Why? I am perfectly capable of finding flaws in systems and people independent of myself.

Jimnik
01-06-2009, 06:43 PM
I liked Bush.

Can't wait for his term to end so the bashing dies down.

prima donna
01-06-2009, 06:57 PM
Why? I am perfectly capable of finding flaws in systems and people independent of myself.
I'm sure that you're fully capable of locating what you perceive to be flaws -- which is why credibility is a significant and varying factor to be considered, lest alcoholics, rapists and drug addicts be allowed to lecture the world on the moral dilemmas of our time.

Does not such a scenario seem analogous to MTF users critiquing the grammar of the President of the United States ?

tangerine_dream
01-06-2009, 07:10 PM
I liked Bush.
May I ask why?

finishingmove
01-06-2009, 07:36 PM
PD, this just provides humorous relief.

bushy has done worse things to be criticized for.

but let's not turn this into a politics discussion. some of the stuff here is really hilarious :yeah:

prima donna
01-06-2009, 07:37 PM
Who are these people to criticize a man of President Bush's stature ?

Arkulari
01-06-2009, 08:00 PM
we might not be Nobel Prize winners, but we are not the leaders of one of the biggest and most powerful nations of the world, so... :rolleyes:

one thing is to be a normal person around the globe and another one to be a moron who has a button on his office to unleash nuclear weapons, there are totally different leagues :shrug:

the president of my country and my future king are morons as well, so I kinda feel what the Americans must have felt during :retard: Bush presidency :shrug: