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Since: 9.1.02
From: Las Vegas, NV

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#1 Posted on
MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT
Thought you might find interesting??
*I attacked and took over two countries. *I spent the U.S. surplus and bankrupted the Treasury.
*I shattered the record for biggest annual deficit in history.
*I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any
12-month period.
*I set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock
market.
*I am the first president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.
*I am the first president in US history to enter office with a criminal
record.
*In my first year in office I set the all-time record for most days on
vacation by any president in US history. After taking the entire month of
August off for vacation, I presided over the worst security failure in US history.
*I set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by any president in
US history.
*In my first two years in office I allowed over 2 million Americans to
lose their jobs.
*I cut unemployment benefits for more out-of-work Americans than any
other president in US history.
*I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
*I appointed more convicted criminals to administration positions than
any president in US history.
*I set the record for the fewest press conferences of any president since
the advent of TV.
*I signed more laws and executive orders amending the Constitution than
any other president in US history.
*I presided over the biggest energy crises in US history and refused to
intervene when corruption was revealed.
*I presided over the highest gasoline prices in US history and refused to
use the national reserves as past presidents have.
*I cut healthcare benefits for war veterans.
*I set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously
take
to the streets to protest me (15 million people), shattering the record
for protest against any person in the history of mankind
*I dissolved more international treaties than any president in US history.
*I've made my presidency the most secretive and unaccountable of any in
US history.
*Members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in US
history. (The 'poorest' multimillionaire, Condoleeza Rice, has a
Chevron oil tanker named after her).
*I am the first president in US history to have all 50 states of the
Union simultaneously go bankrupt.
*I presided over the biggest corporate stock market fraud in any market
in any country in the history of the world.
*I am the first president in US history to order a US attack and military
occupation of a sovereign nation, and I did so against the will of the
United Nations and the world community.
*I have created the largest government department bureaucracy in the
history of the United States.
*I set the all-time record for biggest annual budget spending increases,
more than any other president in US history.
*I am the first president in US history to have the United Nations remove
the US from the Human Rights Commission.
*I am the first president in US history to have the United Nations remove
the US from the Elections Monitoring Board.
*I removed more checks and balances, and have the least amount of
congressional oversight than any presidential administration in US
history.
*I rendered the entire United Nations irrelevant.
*I withdrew from the World Court of Law.
*I refused to allow inspectors access to US prisoners of war and by
default no longer abide by the Geneva Conventions.
*I am the first president in US history to refuse United Nations election
inspectors access during the 2002 US elections.
*I am the all-time US (and world) record holder for most corporate
campaign
donations. The biggest lifetime contributor to my campaign, who is also
one of my best friends, presided over one of the largest corporate bankruptcy
frauds in world history (Kenneth Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation).
*I spent more money on polls and focus groups than any president in US
history.
*I am the first president to run and hide when the US came under attack
(and then lied, saying the enemy had the code to Air Force One)
*I am the first US president to establish a secret shadow government.
*I took the world's sympathy for the US after 911, and in less than a year
made the US the most resented country in the world (possibly the biggest
diplomatic failure in US and world history).
*I am the first US president in history to have a majority of the people
of Europe (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace
and
stability.
*I am the first US president in history to have the people of South Korea
more threatened by the US than by their immediate neighbor, North Korea.
*I changed US policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded
government contracts.

*I set the all-time record for number of administration appointees who
violated US law by not selling their huge investments in corporations
bidding for government contracts.
*I have removed more freedoms and civil liberties for Americans than any
other president in US history.
*In a little over two years I have created the most divided country in
decades, possibly the most divided that the US has been since the civil
war.
*I entered office with the strongest economy in US history and in less
than two years turned every single economic category heading straight
down.

RECORDS AND REFERENCES:

*I have at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine (Texas driving
record has been erased and is not available).
*I was AWOL from the National Guard and deserted the military during a
time of war.
*I refuse to take a drug test or even answer any questions about drug
use.
*All records of my tenure as governor of Texas have been spirited away to
my fathers library, sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
*All records of any SEC investigations into my insider trading or
bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
*All minutes of meetings of any public corporation for which I served on
the board are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
*Any records or minutes from meetings I (or my VP) attended regarding
public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public
review.
Spread it far and wide, especially. About one year from now when he's
're-applying for the job'..........

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Big Bad
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Since: 4.1.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
As you can see, the real deal with George W. Bush is that he's the U.S. President. He's in his late fifties, is married, and currently resides in Washington. Thanks for writing!


    I set all-time record for biggest drop in the history of the stock market.


Really? Bush himself did? I must've missed that press conference where he said "Look folks, the US stock market sucks, go to Europe."

I'm sure that Herbert Hoover is also relieved to know that he's off the hook for that 'president presiding over biggest financial disaster ever' thing.


(edited by Big Bad on 25.9.03 0042)


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Nag
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.99
In a little over two years I have created the most divided country in decades, possibly the most divided that the US has been since the civil war.

Ha, I'm not much of a political buff, but I got a kick out of this one. I felt more division after the Rodney King trial then now, but that could have been due to where I was at the time. Let us go back to the 60's and early 70's when politicians were getting shot down like flies, and violent campus riots were an everyday occurrence. Or, even the early 30's when disgruntled and bankrupt world war I veterans were about to overthrow the government, only to be stopped by MacAuthor. Hell what about the racial wars (with guns and pitchforks) that took place throughout several U.S. cities in the 20's. Or the labor movement which resulted in 1,000's of deaths between 1890 and 1920. Sorry, but a bunch of left wing radicals in Mosc... I mean Berkeley who beat up cab drivers don't quite have the same effect.

The rest of the world hates us, yeah, is this a new phenomenon? The rest of the world fears us? Then somebody is doing something right. As for the rest, well it's political, and its best to remain apathetic or get a gun.



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CRZ
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.65
    Originally posted by snk

It's bad form to cut'n'paste without attribution, you know.



CRZ
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.99
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by snk

    It's bad form to cut'n'paste without attribution, you know.


Well what are there rules to cite a chain letter?



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CRZ
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.65
    Originally posted by Nag
    Well what are there rules to cite a chain letter?
Yeah, at the very least you should say "I got this in a chain letter."

For more - is there any other place you should consult than Snopes (snopes.com)? While THEY don't know where it originated, either, they DO link you to some other guy (crossbearer.com) who had a LOT more time on his hands to research this than I've EVER had. ;-)



CRZ
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Since: 26.6.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00

    *I am the first president in decades to execute a federal prisoner.


Erm, this was McVeigh, right? I'm sorry, but no matter your views on capital punishment and Bush, you have to accept that there aren't going to be too many people lighting candles for Timmy.



...full of energy. Multi-orgasmic, if you will, in a cosmic sort of way."
Grimis
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Since: 11.7.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
That's a pretty impressive list, most of which the President has no control over.

    Originally posted by snk
    *I am the first president in US history to have all 50 states of the
    Union simultaneously go bankrupt.

Explain that, considering 37 states are required to have balanaced bugets...

EDIT: Incidentally, if Moby said it then it has to be true![/sarcasm]

(edited by Grimis on 25.9.03 0728)


Doc_whiskey
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Since: 6.8.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.79
    Originally posted by snk
    { Can you believe he quoted the ENTIRE message? What a bad example - CRZ }


I really hope this isnt the best you got.


(edited by CRZ on 26.9.03 0105)


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Homer:U-sur-y?
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.17
    Originally posted by Grimis
    That's a pretty impressive list, most of which the President has no control over

Most of presidential politics is taking credit for things you can't control or taking blame for things you can't control. For instance the economic stuff. If you (the impersonal you, not so much you personally Grimis) accept the theory (as most Republicans do as gospel) that Ronald Reagan's policies brought about the greatest peacetime boom in world history, then you are accepting the notion that a president has the power to influence the economy. In which case you are then logically forced to accept at least somewhat the notion that George W. Bush has some control over the economy which he is failing to exercise or is exercising wrongly to the economy's detriment.

After all, you know damn well if the economy had flourished in 2002 that we would be hearing a constant drumbeat from the Bush campaign about how he fixed the economy. You can't take the good but not the bad about being president. It's like being a manager in baseball, if the team sucks, you know who's getting the axe.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
    Originally posted by spf2119
    Most of presidential politics is taking credit for things you can't control or taking blame for things you can't control. Etc...

I know. And some things the President can influence and control. But this list is just an asinine fabrication of things that even if they did happen(i.e. UN, etc) cannot be influenced by presidential politics.



oldschoolhero
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
"The rest of the world fears us? Then somebody is doing something right."

Oh man, this is gold. That's the kind of thing that gives right-wingers a bad name. How is it okay that the rest of the world fears you, but the Middle East must be brought down swiftly and brutally for, essentially, being viewed in exactly the same way?

Nevermind. Forget I asked.



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    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    "The rest of the world fears us? Then somebody is doing something right."

    Oh man, this is gold. That's the kind of thing that gives right-wingers a bad name. How is it okay that the rest of the world fears you, but the Middle East must be brought down swiftly and brutally for, essentially, being viewed in exactly the same way?

    Nevermind. Forget I asked.


I think the point the man is trying to make is that we, on balance, shouldn't really care about the specter of world opinion. "World opinion" is about as consistent and moral as any other form of politics. It's a meaningless, trite phrase, used only in the most opportunistic fashions.

What you're doing here is essentially allowing some vague opinions to dictate reality. This is like saying, "Well, to you, this guy killed your children. But his mother says he's a nice boy, so the court has to let him slide."



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ThreepMe
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Since: 15.2.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Bottom line...It's his watch. If he isn't going to fix it, then he needs to find others who can.

Just because it doesn't "technically" fall under his job description doesn't mean he can't fix it.

He is only our Leader after all.

And to be honest, all that vacation that he took up until 9/11 still pisses me off. Glad to know that he had such a great time while a massive communications error was happening that ended in over 3000 people being killed.

Even if everything else was hunky-dory, that would be enough to never vote for him. Not even for school-crossing guard.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Looks like many Americans agree with snk:

Bush's approval rating falls 21 points in five months.

President Bush's approval rating dropped to its lowest point since he took office, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released yesterday, which suggested that Bush was facing his strongest challenge from the newest Democratic presidential candidate, retired Army General Wesley K. Clark.

The nationwide survey of 1,003 people suggested that 50 percent approved of Bush's job performance, compared with 71 percent in April and 59 percent in August, according to CNN.com.

Of the 877 registered voters surveyed, 49 percent said they would vote for Clark, compared with 46 percent for Bush.

Four other Democratic candidates were also in statistical ties with Bush, with Kerry leading the president 48 percent to 47 percent, Dean trailing Bush 46 percent to 49 percent, Gephardt trailing Bush 46 percent to 48 percent, and Lieberman trailing the president 47 percent to 48 percent. The poll surveyed 1,003 people nationwide by telephone between Friday and Sunday and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.


The guy had a 71% approval rating in April ... it has fallen to 50%. Wow.

Anybody think some prominent Republicans might start thinking about a primary challenge against Bush? They probably wouldn't beat him, but just to distance themselves from him and his incompetent policies for a run in 2008.






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The neon lights are glowing like a furnace in the sky,
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snk
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Yes it is just cut and paste. You can spin stuff just as bad on Clinton. I just found it rather amusing whilest I was surfing the web. And yes it was from a chain letter.
www.chuck69.com

(edited by snk on 25.9.03 1957)
Nag
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.99
    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    "The rest of the world fears us? Then somebody is doing something right."

    Oh man, this is gold. That's the kind of thing that gives right-wingers a bad name. How is it okay that the rest of the world fears you, but the Middle East must be brought down swiftly and brutally for, essentially, being viewed in exactly the same way?

    Nevermind. Forget I asked.


Well, to all right-wingers I am sorry for tarnishing your reputation, especially considering the fact that I said I was politically apathetic. Yeah, my views lean towards the right, but I don't identify myself according contemporary political labels. To be frank, I could give a rhino's ass as to whose in power. In the end the loser is always you and me.

Now I know I'm going to get flamed. Admittedly, I don't the knowledge many of you have on world affairs. But to hell with it.

Now, you say fear as it's a bad thing. It this situation, I disagree. Now the question I have, who feared Iraq or Afghanistan? Not the U.S., if our aggressiveness says anything. The Buffalo fire department could triumph over Iraq or Afghanistan, maybe even France could win. Who fears Al Quida? Well, we can't really claim victory in that department, but I think we proved our point. Theoretically speaking, we seen a threat, we went after that threat.

To illustrate the difference between what I meant and what you used as an example; lets say CRZ pulled all of us together and said he was establishing an army of loyal wieners to overthrow the U.S. government. If planned well enough, we could strike a powerful blow, get our ugly mugs in the papers, enrage or inspire the public. However, I will go out on a limb and say the U.S. Army isn't going shit their camos at the prospects of having to exterminate 1,000 disgruntled wrestling fans.

Fear is good on global level, and if you disagree, consider the possibilities of a non nuclear post World War 2. Yeah we had our 58k dead at Vietnam, 43k killed in Korea, and whatever the Russians lost in Afghanistan. But what stopped another 60 million dead in a Third World War over political ideologies was the fact we had nukes pointed at each others head. Yeah, I know I'm playing captain obvious, but I get the feeling alot of people forget that fact. It is possible, that playing the role of the passive, senitive, sue happy, fat cat, soccer mom nation the 90's may have contributed to 9-11.

I'm not crying out for imperialism, but on a personal level I feel more secure in a nation that is feared, call me arrogant are moribund, but i do. Lets not sugar coat the situation, because fear is a sure sign respect. Why are the European nations uniting? Because, at least in the economic sense and eventually militaristically, they, want to be feared as well. It's lonley at top, I saw the world community protest in thier Levis and Nike, i wish the cameras stuck around so we could watch them inhale big macs and take in the latest Steven Steilburg flick, but i digress. As much as the trend is for world unity, well...in a perfect world.













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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.47
"I'm not crying out for imperialism, but on a personal level I feel more secure in a nation that is feared, call me arrogant are moribund, but i do. Lets not sugar coat the situation, because fear is a sure sign respect."

Fear is not a sure sign of respect. At ALL. If that were the case, then Saddam Hussein should have had respect paid to him by his citizens, then the Nazis would have been the most respected political party. Fear is worth shit once people get some balls and stand up to somebody.

On a basic level-and I'm not saying I agree with this, because I don't-you're equating the US's image to the rest of the world as a schoolyard bully. The kid who can punch the hardest and therefore deserves the most respect. Do you REALLY think that's all that great? is that what you want to tell your kids? "America is the best country in the world because everyone else is scared shitless of us"?

Come on.



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I think that there is a distinction to be made in the idea Nag is saying, which is where all the difference comes in. America for many years was respected for its military might. And now we are feared. Being feared is counter productive, because once someone is afraid there are two responses, fight or flight. When you respect someone, you generally feel secure enough in being able to not cross paths with them, because respect is a more passive sensibility. But fear is active and agressive. It is because we are feared that people are willing to take shots against, feeling that (for a myriad of reasons, some sensible, some lunacy) they might as well take their shot since we're going to eventually take them out anyhow regardless of how they act.

I never want America to not be respected. We need to always be strong enough to counter any threat against us. How we use that strength, and portray ourself to the world is where fear shall spring from. Right now a good chunk of the world feels like we are going to attack anyone who disagrees us or looks at us the wrong way or who we just don't like. People fear that we are going to take over countries, impose Jesus on them, and proclaim dominion. And our actions and our rhetoric both official and unofficial do not always discourage those notions. So once you believe that, why not fly a plane into a building, or blow up an army base? If you've become afraid and feel like battle is inevitable, why not take the initiative? Note I am not saying these feelings are remotely justified, they are not. But that really does not matter as long as people have a perception that they are.



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    Originally posted by ThreepMe
    And to be honest, all that vacation that he took up until 9/11 still pisses me off. Glad to know that he had such a great time while a massive communications error was happening that ended in over 3000 people being killed.

    Even if everything else was hunky-dory, that would be enough to never vote for him. Not even for school-crossing guard.

So, if he wasn't on vacation, 9/11 would have been avoided? It's not like the entire government went on vacation w/ him.



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