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Bush Inconsistencies on Policy Matters

Original post made by A Boomer, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 20, 2007

Shrub allegedly was a mediocre student in his younger day, and I won’t go there about how he got into Yale and Harvard Business School. But, if one of his teachers were grading his work today for internal consistency and clarity, I am afraid his grades would still be “F’s.” To whit, some recent examples:

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Posted by Javier
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 20, 2007 at 6:31 pm

This entire Bush presidency is quite simply the biggest con that's ever been played on the American people. Everything, from 9/11 to Iraq, has been carefully orchestrated to put money, money, money in the pockets of Bush/Cheney's cronies at Halliburton, et al. Think about it - the worse the war goes, the better: the more weaponry to be bought from defense contractors, the more reconstruction for Halliburton to get paid for... it never ends. It's a huge scam - Bush is NOT religious (none of them are, it's simply a very effective PR tool to get the Jaysus-lovin' masses behind them); they don't care about our country's security (or our ports would have been secured years ago); their only concern in the middle East is to destabilize it so they can send Halliburton in to "rebuild" on the taxpayer's dime. It's just a con game. The repercussions of this administration's greed, are the unfortunate side effects that we're all going to have to live with. I blame the yahoos that voted for these criminals - twice - because they needed a big, patriarchal daddy to protect them from the scary "terrists", causing the rest of us to be scammed along with those who deserved it. We are all going to be paying for

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Posted by Andrea sabattinni
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm

There is no evidence - no evidence whatsoever - that Bush has ever had an important thought or independently made an important decision in his entire life.

There is no evidence - none - that Bush has ever been in charge of anything in his entire life.

There is no evidence --it simply does not exist - that Bush has successfully accomplished anything - except for petty criminal acts - on his own ever in his entire life.

His religious "beliefs" are demonstrably fraudulent and obviously only exist because his owners told him to pretend to have them.

He does not for one second think that some people are good and some are evil, only that some are rich and the rest are worthless.

He did not steal two elections (his owners did that), he does not run this country (his owners do that), and he absolutely does not give one second's thought to anything approaching theology, ideology or philosophy, instead only saying what his owners put into his mouth.

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Posted by margaret
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Bush is a fascist. Period. End of story. He won't be happy until half the world is dead or on a water board at Guantanamo.

I am so disappointed when some naive souls apply ideology to his crimes give him and his bunch the benefit of the doubt about anything. They don't believe anything they say.They don't believe in anything, period. They don't care about evil, they don't care about good, they don't care about democracy. They want to get their way, which means maintaining an American empire and making their friends incredibly rich. There really isn't much more to say.

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Posted by teacher
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 20, 2007 at 7:36 pm

A great debate is taking place between those who believe that Bush is a true believer and those who think he's faking it. Sort of like the 400 year issue of the sanity/insanity of Hamlet.

I would lean toward the believer bit because, as a teacher, I've seen people who profess to be Christian say the most obnoxious, nasty things about those who don't fit their worldview. These people have ZERO compassion for their fellow man. On the other hand, perhaps their professed "faith" is merely a shield for psychopathic behavior.

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Posted by Carlos
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 20, 2007 at 7:44 pm

Besides the Good vs. Evil mentality employed by this administration, there is one other major factor that has influenced Bush's decision-making policies and the current political climate from day one. It's a factor that was brought up regularly before 9/11, but was more or less put to the side after the attacks out of respect to the Commander-In-Chief or fear of being called unpatriotic.

That important factor is that President Bush is a fool.

I use the word "fool" instead of "idiot" or "moron" or "dummy" or any of the other derogatory words put on Bush because he is not mentally retarded. Throughout his 'career', however, he has shown himself to be profoundly lacking in understanding about the world or prudent decision-making. The most powerful man on Earth, leader of a nation of 300 million, has zero intellectual curiosity about anything, needs a team of baby-sitters to get him through public appearances, and seems to have next to zero understanding of the national laws and traditions his lackeys are ripping to shreds.

A zealot running the country is bad. An ignorant zealot is poison. That is why WHOEVER is next elected President, it will be an improvement over what we have now.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 20, 2007 at 9:06 pm

How many of you geniuses could make an IFR approach in a supersonic fighter?
Never fall in love, or in hate with a politician. It blinds you to policy. Sometines I tire of Fisking the same old bullet points long proven invalid. Everything above is obscene.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Agreed, Walter. Don't waste your time. They just want a place to bash Bush and agree with each other.

We have been through all this at least 4 times, and still they insist on repeating the same stuff and thinking that Bush is "stupid"...yet I defy any of them to get through his education with his grades, and then rise to President, brilliantly fooling most of the people, not just once, but twice.

Oh I forgot, the majority of Americans are stupid so that proves nothing.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Looks like someone just got back from vacation somewhere, it has been peaceful on these topics for a couple weeks.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 21, 2007 at 2:02 pm

don't forget..if you get in the mud to wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty but the pig likes it.

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Posted by Sillaw_E_Retlaw
a resident of another community
on Jun 22, 2007 at 7:41 am

I hope Shrub takes Wally on a supersonic IFR touch and go.

He's not stupid. His everyman act just covers up his real background and improves his "sincerity" and "likability." It worked in 2000 with the media.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 22, 2007 at 11:41 am

Ah, yes. My altered ego. Backward in spelling, grasp, and, I am assured, in appearance. Truly, now, while anonymous debate is perfectly proper, I would thing it unmanly to render an anonymous insult.

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