TrollBot

Mclean, VA

#1666 Mar 24, 2013
ILAL wrote:
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ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1667 Mar 27, 2013
An ODE to Bush.

Being the leader of the free world is an expensive proposition. But the costs don't stop once you leave the White House.

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says the federal government spent nearly $3.7 million on former presidents last year. That covers a $200,000 pension, compensation and benefits for office staff, and other costs like travel, office space and postage.

The costliest former president? George W. Bush, who clocked in at just over $1.3 million. That includes almost $400,000 for 8,000 square feet of office space and $85,000 in telephone costs.

President Bill Clinton came in second at just under $1 million, followed by George H.W. Bush at nearly $850,000. Costs for Jimmy Carter, the only other living former president, came in at about $500,000.



ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1668 Mar 30, 2013
An Ode To Bush

On April 25th the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and General Rehabilitation Project will be dedicated in Dallas, Texas. It takes up 23 acres at Southern Methodist University, 23 acres that neither humanity nor any other species may ever reclaim for anything decent or good.

I'll be there, joining in the people's response ( http://ThePeoplesResponse.org ) with those who fear that this library will amount to a Lie Bury.

"The Bush Center's surrounding native Texas landscape," the center's PR office says, "including trees from the Bush family's Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, continues President and Mrs. Bush's longstanding commitment to land and water conservation and energy efficiency."

Does it, now? Is that what you recall? Bush the environmentalist?

Well, maybe you and I remember things differently, but do we have a major educational institution that will effectively repeat our corrections of the Lie Bury's claims for decades to come?

According to the Lie Bury, Bush was and is an education leader, saving our schools by turning them into test-taking factories and getting unqualified military officers to run them. This is something to be proud of, we're told.

The Lie Bury's annual report shows Bush with the Dalai Lama. No blood is anywhere to be seen. The Lie Bury's website has a photo of a smiling George W. golfing for war. "The Warrior Open," it explains, "is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament that takes place over two days every fall in the Dallas area. The event honors U.S. service members wounded in the global war on terror."

Now, I actually know of some soldiers wounded in what they call by that name who don't feel honored by Bush's golfing, just as millions of Iraqis living as refugees within or outside of the nation he destroyed find Bush's liberty to walk outdoors, much less golf for the glory of war, offensive. But none of them has a quarter-billion dollar "center" from which to spread the gospel of history as it actually happened -- as it happened to its losers, to those water-boarded, shot in the face, or otherwise liberated by Bush and his subordinates.

When Bush lied about excuses to start a war on Iraq -- as with everything else he did -- he did so incompetently. As a result, a majority of Americans in the most recent polls, still say he lied to start the war. But few grasp the lesson as it should be applied to wars launched by more competent liars. And memory of Bush's lies is fading, buried under forgetfulness, avoidance, misdirection, revisionism, a mythical "surge" success, and a radically inaccurate understanding of what our government did to Iraq.

I won't be attending the Lie Bury ceremony for vengeance, but in hopes of ridding our culture of the vengeance promoted by Bush. He based a foreign policy and a domestic stripping away of rights on the thirst for vengeance -- even if misdirected vengeance.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#1669 Apr 1, 2013
ZCs wrote:
An Ode To Bush
On April 25th the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and General Rehabilitation Project will be dedicated in Dallas, Texas. It takes up 23 acres at Southern Methodist University, 23 acres that neither humanity nor any other species may ever reclaim for anything decent or good.
I'll be there, joining in the people's response ( http://ThePeoplesResponse.org ) with those who fear that this library will amount to a Lie Bury.
"The Bush Center's surrounding native Texas landscape," the center's PR office says, "including trees from the Bush family's Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, continues President and Mrs. Bush's longstanding commitment to land and water conservation and energy efficiency."
Does it, now? Is that what you recall? Bush the environmentalist?
Well, maybe you and I remember things differently, but do we have a major educational institution that will effectively repeat our corrections of the Lie Bury's claims for decades to come?
According to the Lie Bury, Bush was and is an education leader, saving our schools by turning them into test-taking factories and getting unqualified military officers to run them. This is something to be proud of, we're told.
The Lie Bury's annual report shows Bush with the Dalai Lama. No blood is anywhere to be seen. The Lie Bury's website has a photo of a smiling George W. golfing for war. "The Warrior Open," it explains, "is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament that takes place over two days every fall in the Dallas area. The event honors U.S. service members wounded in the global war on terror."
Now, I actually know of some soldiers wounded in what they call by that name who don't feel honored by Bush's golfing, just as millions of Iraqis living as refugees within or outside of the nation he destroyed find Bush's liberty to walk outdoors, much less golf for the glory of war, offensive. But none of them has a quarter-billion dollar "center" from which to spread the gospel of history as it actually happened -- as it happened to its losers, to those water-boarded, shot in the face, or otherwise liberated by Bush and his subordinates.
When Bush lied about excuses to start a war on Iraq -- as with everything else he did -- he did so incompetently. As a result, a majority of Americans in the most recent polls, still say he lied to start the war. But few grasp the lesson as it should be applied to wars launched by more competent liars. And memory of Bush's lies is fading, buried under forgetfulness, avoidance, misdirection, revisionism, a mythical "surge" success, and a radically inaccurate understanding of what our government did to Iraq.
I won't be attending the Lie Bury ceremony for vengeance, but in hopes of ridding our culture of the vengeance promoted by Bush. He based a foreign policy and a domestic stripping away of rights on the thirst for vengeance -- even if misdirected vengeance.
I must have missed your posts condemning the JFK, LBJ, Carter, and Clinton presidential libraries in a similar manner.
shameless-li

Fairfield, CT

#1670 Apr 2, 2013
ZCs wrote:
An ODE to Bush.
Being the leader of the free world is an expensive proposition. But the costs don't stop once you leave the White House.
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says the federal government spent nearly $3.7 million on former presidents last year. That covers a $200,000 pension, compensation and benefits for office staff, and other costs like travel, office space and postage.
The costliest former president? George W. Bush, who clocked in at just over $1.3 million. That includes almost $400,000 for 8,000 square feet of office space and $85,000 in telephone costs.
President Bill Clinton came in second at just under $1 million, followed by George H.W. Bush at nearly $850,000. Costs for Jimmy Carter, the only other living former president, came in at about $500,000.
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/196174/george...

he needs to switch over to fios...
ILAL

Bronx, NY

#1671 Apr 3, 2013
ZCs wrote:
An Ode To Bush
On April 25th the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and General Rehabilitation Project will be dedicated in Dallas, Texas. It takes up 23 acres at Southern Methodist University, 23 acres that neither humanity nor any other species may ever reclaim for anything decent or good.
I'll be there, joining in the people's response ( http://ThePeoplesResponse.org ) with those who fear that this library will amount to a Lie Bury.
"The Bush Center's surrounding native Texas landscape," the center's PR office says, "including trees from the Bush family's Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, continues President and Mrs. Bush's longstanding commitment to land and water conservation and energy efficiency."
Does it, now? Is that what you recall? Bush the environmentalist?
Well, maybe you and I remember things differently, but do we have a major educational institution that will effectively repeat our corrections of the Lie Bury's claims for decades to come?
According to the Lie Bury, Bush was and is an education leader, saving our schools by turning them into test-taking factories and getting unqualified military officers to run them. This is something to be proud of, we're told.
The Lie Bury's annual report shows Bush with the Dalai Lama. No blood is anywhere to be seen. The Lie Bury's website has a photo of a smiling George W. golfing for war. "The Warrior Open," it explains, "is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament that takes place over two days every fall in the Dallas area. The event honors U.S. service members wounded in the global war on terror."
Now, I actually know of some soldiers wounded in what they call by that name who don't feel honored by Bush's golfing, just as millions of Iraqis living as refugees within or outside of the nation he destroyed find Bush's liberty to walk outdoors, much less golf for the glory of war, offensive. But none of them has a quarter-billion dollar "center" from which to spread the gospel of history as it actually happened -- as it happened to its losers, to those water-boarded, shot in the face, or otherwise liberated by Bush and his subordinates.
When Bush lied about excuses to start a war on Iraq -- as with everything else he did -- he did so incompetently. As a result, a majority of Americans in the most recent polls, still say he lied to start the war. But few grasp the lesson as it should be applied to wars launched by more competent liars. And memory of Bush's lies is fading, buried under forgetfulness, avoidance, misdirection, revisionism, a mythical "surge" success, and a radically inaccurate understanding of what our government did to Iraq.
I won't be attending the Lie Bury ceremony for vengeance, but in hopes of ridding our culture of the vengeance promoted by Bush. He based a foreign policy and a domestic stripping away of rights on the thirst for vengeance -- even if misdirected vengeance.
He's attempting to re-write his presidency, the only one he's fooling is himself.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1672 Apr 6, 2013
An Ode to Bush

In January of 2012, just as the GOP Primary election cycle for President was getting under way, The BRAD BLOG reported exclusively that the office of the Virginia Attorney General had opened a criminal election fraud investigation into the failed effort by the campaign of Newt Gingrich to appear on the primary ballot in the Commonwealth.

Now, a woman hired by the campaign has "pleaded guilty to felony counts of fraud and perjury," according to a report just out tonight from Charlottesville's NBC affiliate WVIR.

31-year old Jennifer Derrebery reportedly worked for Gingrich's election contractor Stillwater LLC and, according to prosecutors, turned in campaign petitions with some 400 signatures in the failed attempt to collect the 10,000 needed for Gingrich's name to appear on the primary ballot last year. According to WVIR, nearly all of the signatures submitted by Derrebery were fake.

Prosecutors say she turned over stacks of signed and notarized forms to the Virginia Board of Elections containing roughly 400 signatures - nearly all of them fraudulent.

"We don't know what was going on, and we are pursuing charges for the people who did something wrong here in Augusta, on Mr. Gingrich's primary election," said Rupen Shah, assistant commonwealth's attorney.

Shah says there were similar problems in other parts of Virginia, where GOP candidates needed 10,000 valid petitioners to get on the ballot. Gingrich submitted more than that, but a quarter of the names could not be verified.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1673 Apr 9, 2013
An Ode to Bush

WikiLeaks on Friday released a 2006 State Department cable detailing the Bush administration's strategy for undermining Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez by supporting alleged pro-democracy groups.

The cable, signed by then-Ambassador William Brownfield, outlines a five-point strategy that includes “penetrating Chavez's political base,”“dividing Chavismo,”“protecting vital U.S. business” and “isolating Chavez internationally.” Those goals are to be obtained by strengthening “democratic institutions,” according to the cable.

Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#1674 Apr 9, 2013
ZCs wrote:
An Ode to Bush
WikiLeaks on Friday released a 2006 State Department cable detailing the Bush administration's strategy for undermining Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez by supporting alleged pro-democracy groups.
The cable, signed by then-Ambassador William Brownfield, outlines a five-point strategy that includes “penetrating Chavez's political base,”“dividing Chavismo,”“protecting vital U.S. business” and “isolating Chavez internationally.” Those goals are to be obtained by strengthening “democratic institutions,” according to the cable.
Good for Bush. The State Department is supposed to support U.S. interests overseas, by encouraging our allies and undermining our enemies, like Chavez. Perhaps Obama and Kerry can learn something from this. Thanks for posting!
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1675 Apr 9, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Good for Bush. The State Department is supposed to support U.S. interests overseas, by encouraging our allies and undermining our enemies, like Chavez. Perhaps Obama and Kerry can learn something from this. Thanks for posting!
You are living in a fake reality.

Lord Help you.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#1676 Apr 9, 2013
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
You are living in a fake reality.
Lord Help you.
I'm all for doing whatever it takes to promote and defend our national interests. Call that whatever you like.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1677 Apr 10, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>I'm all for doing whatever it takes to promote and defend our national interests. Call that whatever you like.
You are promoting ignorance racism and it is doing damage and

doing NOTHING good.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#1678 Apr 10, 2013
An Ode To Bush

A leading government official declares that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is made up exclusively of "principled people" and should therefore be trusted. Period. No need to inquire further.

It sounds like President Obama and his staff justifying their use of drones in assassinations that also cause the "collateral damage" of civilians (although those "kill list" decisions come out of the White House not the CIA), doesn't it?

But the "principled people" statement was made by George Herbert Walker Bush to a group of fellow Kennebunk, Maine, area residents at the Sea Spray Inn on September 8 of 1976. At that time, the senior Bush was serving a one-year stint as head of the CIA (although there are many reports that he had served the CIA in other capacities from time to time – and was later likely very deep into the Iran-Contra scandal).

I have a copy of the original article describing the Bush remarks from the York County Coast Star (providing news coverage to the area where the Bush family has its summer compound) in front of me. A BuzzFlash reader sent it some time ago, and I just came across it in clearing out papers.

There was one important distinction between Bush's perspective and Obama's, according to the article. As recorded by the Coast Star in the pre-Internet article, Bush offered the reassurance that the CIA "is not in the assassination business."

But the Obama administration is -- whose victims are given their death warrants by the president or a senior intelligence staffer as so delegated.(And the CIA is back in the assassination business, you can bet your bottom dollar, if it was ever really out of it, which is doubtful despite some prohibitions as a result of the Church hearings in the Senate decades ago.)

Now there is no reason to believe that Bush was telling the truth to his audience in 1976, given that he is anything but a "principled person." Even Ronald Reagan, for whom Bush served as vice-president, warned "to trust, but verify" in relation to the Soviet Union – a policy that one would think should be the right of the US public in relation to government officials.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#1679 Apr 10, 2013
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
You are promoting ignorance racism and it is doing damage and
doing NOTHING good.
Again the "r" word. Is that the best you can respond with, rather than an informed debate on the issues? If all you can do when confronted with criticism of your point of view is to call your opponent names, it doesn't say much for the intellectual strength of your side.
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#1680 Apr 10, 2013
ZCs wrote:
An Ode To Bush
A leading government official declares that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is made up exclusively of "principled people" and should therefore be trusted. Period. No need to inquire further.
It sounds like President Obama and his staff justifying their use of drones in assassinations that also cause the "collateral damage" of civilians (although those "kill list" decisions come out of the White House not the CIA), doesn't it?
But the "principled people" statement was made by George Herbert Walker Bush to a group of fellow Kennebunk, Maine, area residents at the Sea Spray Inn on September 8 of 1976. At that time, the senior Bush was serving a one-year stint as head of the CIA (although there are many reports that he had served the CIA in other capacities from time to time – and was later likely very deep into the Iran-Contra scandal).
I have a copy of the original article describing the Bush remarks from the York County Coast Star (providing news coverage to the area where the Bush family has its summer compound) in front of me. A BuzzFlash reader sent it some time ago, and I just came across it in clearing out papers.
There was one important distinction between Bush's perspective and Obama's, according to the article. As recorded by the Coast Star in the pre-Internet article, Bush offered the reassurance that the CIA "is not in the assassination business."
But the Obama administration is -- whose victims are given their death warrants by the president or a senior intelligence staffer as so delegated.(And the CIA is back in the assassination business, you can bet your bottom dollar, if it was ever really out of it, which is doubtful despite some prohibitions as a result of the Church hearings in the Senate decades ago.)
Now there is no reason to believe that Bush was telling the truth to his audience in 1976, given that he is anything but a "principled person." Even Ronald Reagan, for whom Bush served as vice-president, warned "to trust, but verify" in relation to the Soviet Union – a policy that one would think should be the right of the US public in relation to government officials.
So you're saying that the Obama administration is in the "assassination business", while Bush wasn't?

Interesting!
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#1681 Apr 16, 2013
Just Saying wrote:
<quoted text>Again the "r" word. Is that the best you can respond with, rather than an informed debate on the issues? If all you can do when confronted with criticism of your point of view is to call your opponent names, it doesn't say much for the intellectual strength of your side.
Actually, it tells us all we need to know about the intellectual strength of Zero Comments and his fellow Topix Racist 3 Stooges.

They're all ZEROES.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#1682 Apr 16, 2013
It's official - Obama the Incompetent-in-Chief is making Bush look good by comparison:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-...
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#1683 Apr 16, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
It's official - Obama the Incompetent-in-Chief is making Bush look good by comparison:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-...
it's not offical, just wishful thinking....

bush killed more people than hilter did during war time.
wars bush started for no reason....bush will never look good.

http://www.stableytimes.com/news/how-george-w...
Just Saying

Mineola, NY

#1684 Apr 16, 2013
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
it's not offical, just wishful thinking....
bush killed more people than hilter did during war time.
wars bush started for no reason....bush will never look good.
http://www.stableytimes.com/news/how-george-w...
Bush killed more people that Hitler? You're actually comparing a two-term President of the United States to a murderous and psychotic dictator whose actions caused the deaths of tens of millions of people?

Congratulations, you win the prize for the most incendiary, ignorant and outrageous post of the day.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#1686 Apr 17, 2013
ZCs wrote:
An Ode To Bush
A leading government official declares that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is made up exclusively of "principled people" and should therefore be trusted. Period. No need to inquire further.
It sounds like President Obama and his staff justifying their use of drones in assassinations that also cause the "collateral damage" of civilians (although those "kill list" decisions come out of the White House not the CIA), doesn't it?
But the "principled people" statement was made by George Herbert Walker Bush to a group of fellow Kennebunk, Maine, area residents at the Sea Spray Inn on September 8 of 1976. At that time, the senior Bush was serving a one-year stint as head of the CIA (although there are many reports that he had served the CIA in other capacities from time to time – and was later likely very deep into the Iran-Contra scandal).
I have a copy of the original article describing the Bush remarks from the York County Coast Star (providing news coverage to the area where the Bush family has its summer compound) in front of me. A BuzzFlash reader sent it some time ago, and I just came across it in clearing out papers.
There was one important distinction between Bush's perspective and Obama's, according to the article. As recorded by the Coast Star in the pre-Internet article, Bush offered the reassurance that the CIA "is not in the assassination business."
But the Obama administration is -- whose victims are given their death warrants by the president or a senior intelligence staffer as so delegated.(And the CIA is back in the assassination business, you can bet your bottom dollar, if it was ever really out of it, which is doubtful despite some prohibitions as a result of the Church hearings in the Senate decades ago.)
Now there is no reason to believe that Bush was telling the truth to his audience in 1976, given that he is anything but a "principled person." Even Ronald Reagan, for whom Bush served as vice-president, warned "to trust, but verify" in relation to the Soviet Union – a policy that one would think should be the right of the US public in relation to government officials.
an ode to Cut & Paste

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary...

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