Tuesday, May 30, 2006

13 comments:

Jason H. Bowden said...

I understand Bush isn't trendy, sexy, or sophisticated enough for many people. While the President is not without error, his policies overall have been superior to what critics have proffered.

Stardust said...

Jason - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
You are so funny. The man is an idiot...most people are finally realizing it.

Stardust said...

Also, complete books full of Bush idioms and misuses of the English language are on bookstore shelves.

Stardust said...

One of my favorite GW quotes:

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."—May 24, 2005

Stardust said...

More little gems:

"But Iraq has—have got people there that are willing to kill, and they're hard-nosed killers. And we will work with the Iraqis to secure their future." —April 28, 2005

"Well, we've made the decision to defeat the terrorists abroad so we don't have to face them here at home. And when you engage the terrorists abroad, it causes activity and action."—April 28, 2005

"We expect the states to show us whether or not we're achieving simple objectives—like literacy, literacy in math, the ability to read and write."—April 28, 2005

"It's in our country's interests to find those who would do harm to us and get them out of harm's way."—April 28, 2005

"We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that will make—it would hope—put a free press's mind at ease that you're not being denied information you shouldn't see."—April 14, 2005

"Teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
Reuters, May 5, 2000

"The important question is, How many hands have shaked?"
Answering a question about why he hasn't spent more
time in NewHampshire, In the New York Times, Oct. 23, 1999
"Keep good relations with the Grecians."
Quoted in the Economist, June 12, 1999

Stardust said...

I can't belp myself...another great quote from our fearless leader:

"This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's
what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve."
Speaking during Perseverance Month" at Fairgrounds
Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los
Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

Jason H. Bowden said...

While Bush says some funny and stupid things, I'm not convinced people like Nancy Pelosi would do a better job.

A recent piece of stupidity comes from Senate minority leader Harry Reid. He called the idea that English should be the national language 'racist' against hispanics. This naturally implies that one's language is determined by one's race, there is a Spanish speaking race, all people who speak Spanish belong to one race, and other conclusions that would be *hilarious* if the Democrats didn't play the race card with such predictable regularity.

Stardust said...

While Bush says some funny and stupid things, I'm not convinced people like Nancy Pelosi would do a better job.

Jason - Where did the cartoon or I say anything about Nancy Pelosi?

The big question is what are we going to do about the problem of illiteracy in America? Bush's improper use and abuse of the English language makes him sound like a dumbass and is only validating to the uneducated that it is just fine and dandy to be stupid and uneducated. Why have a national language when even our leaders don't know how to use it?

Jason H. Bowden said...

Stardust --

Bush speaks incoherently from time to time, but other politicians are putting forth incoherent ideas and silly reasonings. See Senator Reid above, for example.

I don't see why freethinking and openminded people should be obsessed with a single person.

Jason H. Bowden said...

"Why have a national language when even our leaders don't know how to use it?"

When not required by federal law, there is no affirmative right to have services offered in languages other than English. Like India, which has thousands of ethnic groups, English is the unifying language of this country. Some Democrats are not only against this, but openly promote teaching entire districts of students in Ebonics and Spanish, which is a way of keeping people down and not giving them a hand up. None of this reasoning is invalidated when a politician has difficulty with public speaking.

Stardust said...

I don't see why freethinking and openminded people should be obsessed with a single person.

Because he is the leader of our country and in the most powerful position in the world. I think that is a damned good reason to expect a bit more from him.

Stardust said...

Bush speaks incoherently from time to time,

From time to time only???? BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

JustinOther said...

THe incoherent speech from this president is just a symptom. The disease is that he is not qualified to be president. He is not stupid, in my opinion. THe problem, however, is that he is stubborn and bullheaded. He will NEVER change his mind or admit when he's wrong. Anyone who cannot look at themselves and evaluate their actions as good or bad will continue to do bad things.

That's an oversimplification, of course. However, a great leader is one who implements a plan, EVALUATES that plan in action, then revises said plan if needed. Bush "stays the course" because he'd rather look strong than be right. His is an administration of perception, not substance.

And I agree, Jason. Nacy Pelosi wouldn't be a good President, but cummon. You can't tell me that other politicians gaff nearly as much as Bush.

"I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it…I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet….I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't — you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one." —President George W. Bush, after being asked to name the biggest mistake he had made, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2004

And my personal favorite:
"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." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004