Thursday, April 19, 2007

Bush: we just loved them as best as we could

* your president speaks:
""I cried when they wanted to cry. I hugged when they wanted to hug. I, you know, I just, we just loved them as best as we could.""
" You give it your best shot on the words and you hug and cry. And that's what Laura and I have just done with some of the families who lost - students and, or, in one case a - professor, the family of a professor. You know, I, I don't know how adequate I am to help heal a heart. And the only thing you can try do, Charles, is show up and express your love and concern, and convey a sense of assurance - that there will be a better tomorrow."

* twn:
"A colleague of mine thought it'd be worth sharing what James Woolsey is up to, and I agree. In two weeks, he's moderating a "Climate Change Panel Discussion," on which 3 of 5 invited panelists deny the basic argument that climate change is mostly driven by human activity and will have extremely adverse affects. That basic argument, by the way, is conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - the largest peer review body ever convened in the world's history. I'm especially disappointed that the World Affairs Council is supporting this hackery."

* scott interviewed glenn, and juan cole. and andrew cockburn (1,2)

* rimone is leavin on a jet airplane. hilarity will ensue. g'luck babe.


rimone said...

yeah, i'm leaving in two days but the plan's changed muchly.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

He isn't MY president. Please don't say he is! (blubbering like a pussy)

Hey Rimone, are you coming over to see me? (blushes)

rimone said...

yeah, he ain't any president of mine like President Gore would be; he's only some preznit AFAIC.

Uranus, i'll be solely in the NYC area (w/my toned-down plan, to be continued when it really matters and when it's best for me = least time i can spend incarcerated). but who knows what'll happen on the plane tomorrow?

«—U®Anu§—» said...

Well, I'm going to miss you. But I'm glad you decided against the shoe bombs. They're so-very-hard on the tootsies. Man, tonight Janet told me that after Bush collects all the guns, everyone will be inundated with instructions for making bombs and homemade WMDs (small ones). And I told her everyone is going to have to have them for self-defense, too. Life in Bush World--it's crrrraaazzzzyyyy.

Enlightenment said...

Some other good quotes by the master of syntax, the Shakespeare of our times, George Walker Bush (snark intended):

"And my concern, David, is several."

"The solution to Iraq -- an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself -- is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more troops into Baghdad."

"That's why we are inconveniencing air traffickers, to make sure nobody is carrying weapons on airplanes."

"I'm a strong proponent of the restoration of the wetlands, for a lot of reasons. There's a practical reason, though, when it comes to hurricanes: The stronger the wetlands, the more likely the damage of the hurricane."

"And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I'm sorry it's the case, and I'll work hard to try to elevate it."

"Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die."

"The only way we can win is to leave before the job is done."

"You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war President. No President wants to be a war President, but I am one."

"We're never been stay the course, George."

"One has a stronger hand when there's more people playing your same cards."

"I like to tell people when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma because there is -- my point is, there's a strong will for democracy."

"You're one of the outstanding leaders in a very important part of the world. I want to thank you for strategizing our discussions."

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."

"One thing is clear, is relations between America and Russia are good, and they're important that they be good."

"We shouldn't fear a world that is more interacted."

"The point now is how do we work together to achieve important goals. And one such goal is a democracy in Germany."

"I was not pleased that Hamas has refused to announce its desire to destroy Israel."

"I aim to be a competitive nation."

"I am mindful of the difference between the executive branch and the legislative branch. I assured all four of these leaders that I know the difference, and that difference is they pass the laws and I execute them."

"The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law."

"I also have picked a secretary for Housing and Human Development. Mel Martinez from the state of Florida."

"Dick Cheney and I do not want this nation to be in a recession. We want anybody who can find work to be able to find work."

"They misunderestimated me."

"They have miscalculated me as a leader."

"If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything! If you don't stand for something, you don't stand for anything!"

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."

"Laura and I are proud to call John and Michelle Engler our friends. I know you're proud to call him governor. What a good man the Englers are."

"Never again in the halls of Washington, D.C., do I want to have to make explanations that I can't explain."

"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet."

"Bill wrote a book at Yale. I read one."

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."

"It's your money. You paid for it."

"If affirmative action means what I just described, what I'm for, then I'm for it."

"Quotas are bad for America. It's not the way America is all about."

"If I become president, we're going to have emergency-room care, we're going to have gag orders."

"I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun."

"I think if you know what you believe, it makes it a lot easier to answer questions. I can't answer your question."

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected."

"I will have a foreign-handed foreign policy."

"More and more of our imports come from overseas."

"The woman who knew that I had dyslexia --" I never interviewed her."

"Listen, Al Gore is a very tough opponent. He is the incumbent. He represents the incumbency. And a challenger is somebody who generally comes from the pack and wins, if you're going to win. And that's where I'm coming from."

"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness."

"We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile."

"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."

"Actually, I --" this may sound a little West Texas to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about --" when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me."

"I don't know whether I'm going to win or not. I think I am. I do know I'm ready for the job. And, if not, that's just the way it goes."

"I think we agree, the past is over."

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."

"Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis."

"I was raised in the West. The West of Texas. It's pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California."

"We want our teachers to be trained so they can meet the obligations, their obligations as teachers. We want them to know how to teach the science of reading. In order to make sure there's not this kind of federal --" federal cufflink."

"The Bob Jones policy on interracial dating, I mean I spoke out on interracial dating. I spoke against that. I spoke out against interracial dating. I support the policy of interracial dating."

"I understand small business growth. I was one."

"I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth."

"The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case."

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."

All are from:

lukery said...

E - my head hurts.

Enlightenment said...

Sorry about that Lukery. Imagine if I had remembered to include the one where he said "Russia is big and so is China" or the one when he asked the president of Brazil "Do you have blacks here too?" How old is this guy?? Five??