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32 Infamous Bushisms  
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

 stirthepot  stirthepot  stirthepot  This ought to "stir the pot". Since I am neither Republican or Democrat, this is always fun to see what kind of reaction people will have on either side to some famous Bush quotes. Some are just laughable, others are downright SCARY.  stirthepot  stirthepot  stirthepot 


#1: "International law? I better call my lawyer; he didn't bring that up to me." George W. Bush, December 12, 2003.



#2: "We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace."/George W.Bush's Address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 21, 2004.



#3: "...for a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. From that alliance has come an era of peace in the Pacific."/Remark made by President George W. Bush to the Diet, Tokyo, Japan. February 18, 2002, even though the U.S. and Japan have been openly at war with each other.



#4: "One of the keys to being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief....My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it....If I have a chance to invade..., if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it."/remarks made by Bush to author and Houston Chronicle journalist Mickey Herskowitz, who met GWB many times in 1999, to write a biography.



#5: "These people are trying to shake the will of the Iraqi citizens, and they want us to leave...I think the world would be better off if we did leave..."/This was said by Bush during the presidential debate of September 20, 2004]



#6: "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."/Bush's remarks video clipped in Washington, D.C., as he signed the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005, on August 5, 2004.



#7: "Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness." [Bush's remark during a CNN Online Chat, August 30, 2000]



#8: "I believe God wants me to be president" is a Bush's statement that came during a meeting with Rev. Richard land, head of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, in 1999.



#9: [I was] "chosen by the grace of God to lead at that moment", is a Bush's quotation reported by Michael Duffy in Time magazine immediately after 9/11.



#10: "God told me to strike at al-Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them" comes from a remark made by Bush to Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath, made to and reported by BBC News on Thursday, October 6 2005.



#11:"I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job" is a Bush's remark to a group of Amish people he met with privately on July 9, 2004, and as published by the Lancaster New Era, July 16, 2004.



#12: "The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for 'entrepreneur'" comes from a remark made by Bush during a discussion of the French economy during the 2002 G8 summit in Kananaskis, Alberta, as reported in The Times (London), July 9, 2002,



#13: 'There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.' is taken from a video of Bush's remarks in Nashville, Tennessee, September 17, 2002.



#14: "Ariel Sharon ... is a man of courage and a man of peace" is a quote reported by Glenn Kessler, in the Washington Post of Tuesday, June 3, 2003.



#15: "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." comes from remarks Bush made during a Social Security Conversation at the Athena Performing Arts Center in New York on May 24, 2005.



#16: "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace" is taken from a Bush's speech at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2002.



#17: "This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table" is a widely known remark that Bush made during a press conference, after a meeting with EU leaders, on February 25, 2005.



#18: "Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction" is taken from Bush's speech at the Midwest Airlines Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 3, 2003.



#19: "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him" was recorded at a Bush's White House press conference in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2001.



#20: "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority" was recorded at George W. Bush's White House press conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2002.



#21: "We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them" is a statement Bush made in Washington, D.C., on May 29, 2003.



#22: "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties [in Iraq]" is a statement made by Bush during a discussion in early 2003 about the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson in Nashville, Tennessee, and as quoted by Robertson himself.



#23: "Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them: If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you" comes from the transcript of a Bush's speech made on March 17, 2003, days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.



#24: "Brownie (Michael Brown of FEMA), you're doing a heck of a job" is still fresh in everybody's memory; it is a public statement made by Bush about Michael D. Brown, head of Fema, following Hurricane Katrina, at Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama. on September 2, 2005.



#25: "I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things" was recorded by journalists aboard Air Force One, on June 4, 2003.



#26: "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator" is taken from an audio clip of President-elect George W. Bush, at a photo-op with congressional leaders during his first trip to Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2000; it was also reported on Online NewsHour, Washington, DC, December 18, 2000.



#27:"I'm the commander — see, I don't need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." can be found in Bob Woodward's book "Bush at War".



#28: “I don’t have the foggiest idea about what I think about international, foreign policy” can be found in Bob Woodward's book "State of Denial."



#29: "It's amazing I won. I was running against peace, prosperity, and incumbency" is a comment made by George W. Bush, on June 14, 2001, to Göran Persson, unaware he was still on live TV.



#30: "It's very important for folks to understand that when there's more trade, there's more commerce" is a Bush's remark made during a meeting of leades of the Americas, in Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001.



#31: "I would still invade Iraq even if Iraq never existed"

George W. Bush's remark made to the Press-Telegram, Monday, August 21, 2006.



#32: "Like generations before us, we have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom."

George W. Bush's acceptance speech at the Republic National Convention, on September 2, 2004.

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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

What about "we will not be held hostile by these terrorists"


Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Pretty funny . . . .

I wonder if I should laugh about it before I don't laugh about it. . . .

 wink 

No doubt PotUS is no public speaker.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
"Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them: If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you" comes from the transcript of a Bush's speech made on March 17, 2003, days before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Am I missing something with this one? Sems pretty straight forward to me.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Am I missing something with this one? Sems pretty straight forward to me.

Yeah it does. However, I think this is still under Saddam's reign so what is the chances of it getting through to the Iraqis? Bush probably should have been advised that his message wouldn't get through. That is the only one I could think of.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

How could you forget, "The question we must now ask ourselves- is our children learning?"

That's my favorite!



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
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Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):

I wonder if I should laugh about it before I don't laugh about it. . . .

Should we add that one to the list? What does that mean?! Haha.

I have an entire poster in my room of them. He says some very...colorful...things.

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User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Meh. With some of these, it's obvious that Bush misspoke and it's pretty clear what he meant to say. No one ever said he was a great public speaker. I don't even get what's funny about some of the others - they seem pretty straightforward. Some are obviously meant to be funny in context. A few have to be discounted based on the source. And some are only "funny" coming from a bias that assumes that everything that Bush says is wrong or evil in some way.

I'm sure if someone were recording my every word, I could be found saying things that make no sense or are funny out of context. I don't love the President, but I don't see anything here that's either scary or laugh-out-loud funny.



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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

www.dubyaspeak.com

More Bushisms than you can ever imagine.



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21637 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

You forgot the "The terrorists are resourceful, and so are we - they never stop trying to harm our country, and neither do we" remark he made in the summer of 2004.

-Mir



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

The most popular word in his vocabulary is "uhhh".  Smile

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 9):
The most popular word in his vocabulary is "uhhh".

Goes even better on T.V. when he has the "deer in headlights" look to match.


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
the world would be better off if we did leave...

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what a prophetic and wise person !-
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Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

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really looks like that !
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Quoting NASCARAirforce (Thread starter):
"God told me to strike at al-Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam,

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political leaders feeling as being "chosen by God" are exactly what the world so urgently needs

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
I wonder if I should laugh about it before I don't laugh about it. . . .

Must be referring to this:

Quote:
#19: "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him" was recorded at a Bush's White House press conference in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 2001.

#20: "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority" was recorded at George W. Bush's White House press conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2002.

Eh, ANC?  Wink



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 10):
"deer in headlights"

You'd think someone would coach him on how to avoid appearing like a complete idiot. A course on word pronunciation would be nice, too.


Mark


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 12):
Eh, ANC?

LOL . . .ermm, noooooooo. Close but no stinky cigar.  wink  laughing 


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 11):
political leaders feeling as being "chosen by God" are exactly what the world so urgently needs

I read a book about this... I don't even believe most of the Middle Eastern rulers and fundamentalist leaders (clerics and such) feel they are chosen by God to be in their position. Bush is quite unusual in that aspect, in that he is conspicuously adamant about his "direct communication with God" and its a little disconcerting...



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

You have Bush, we have Stoiber (who lost against Schroeder by a small margin).

Stoiber on the U.S. American presidential election:
"That's still up for the electoral delegates and the electoral delegate-women to decide."

Sounds even better in German:
"Das entscheiden immer noch die Wahlmänner und Wahlmännerinnen." Big grin



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 16):
"Das entscheiden immer noch die Wahlmänner und Wahlmännerinnen."

That's sexist. It should have been "Wahlfrauen und Wahlfrauer", or "electoral delegarettes and delegarette-men". Really, is it that difficult?  duck 



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Delegarettes, yes, like suffragettes.


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

BTW, you have to give Bush credit for showing a sense of humour. Stoiber, in contrast, said he's "showing a sense of humour in theory".


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 17):



Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):

English gent's that's the rule. . .


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):
English gent's that's the rule. . .

We translated everything. I think rule 2 has been applied very tightly recently, but that's not for this thread.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):
English gent's that's the rule. . .

but what about commas ?


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 3):
Yeah it does. However, I think this is still under Saddam's reign so what is the chances of it getting through to the Iraqis? Bush probably should have been advised that his message wouldn't get through. That is the only one I could think of.

That is why we have these ..... Cool huh ...


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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Reminds me of the Chris Morris edit "Bushwhacked"



25 NASCARAirforce : To not appear like an idiot, you first have to not be one. He is still hearing voices from his days of snorting coke. Except I don't believe that the
26 AGC525 : They most certainly were. It's a EC-130, Commando Solo
27 Post contains images Baroque : Oh me, oh my. It is more agonizing than funny to read some of them. They might be funnier if fewer than 100 Iraqis a day were dying as a result of his
28 NASCARAirforce : What is that?
29 Baroque : Oh God I misspelled it, Fawlty Towers. But then that is one of the jokes, the sign at the beginning is also incorrect. A UK comedy in which John Clee
30 San747 : Except for the fact that "Fawlty Towers" is a show (and a funny one at that), that hasn't really affected anyone's lives. If you're comparing it to B
31 A332 : Where's the classic... "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — s
32 NASCARAirforce : Read #13 A332
33 OzGlobal : This has always been my personal favorite. It sums up ignorance, arrogance and unwhitingly eloquent clue-lessness all at once.
34 Stirling : Funny, King Louis XVI was muttering the same things before he met 'La Guillotina'....
35 Baroque : Not at all and a fair point. However, it is interesting to think that Cleese and Connie Booth (who I think was his main co-writer) spent hours and ho
36 NASCARAirforce : Ford, they had fun with because he always stumbled around and bumped his head. They were still poking fun of him on a "That 70s Show" episode where th
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