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Brains of a leader...GEORGE SPEAKETH AGAIN!

Postby journalis » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 9:07 am

"I'm going to spend a lot of time on Social Security. I enjoy it. I enjoy taking on the issue. I guess, it's the Mother in me." —George W. Bush, Washington D.C., April 14, 2005

"If they pre-decease or die early, there's an asset base to be able to pass on to a loved one." —George W. Bush, on Social Security money held in private accounts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 30, 2005

"In this job you've got a lot on your plate on a regular basis; you don't have much time to sit around and wander, lonely, in the Oval Office, kind of asking different portraits, 'How do you think my standing will be?'" —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., March 16, 2005

"In terms of timetables, as quickly as possible — whatever that means." —George W. Bush, on his time frame for shoring up Social Security, Washington D.C., March 16, 2005

"Because the — all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those — changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be — or closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the — like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate — the benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those — if that growth is affected, it will help on the red." —George W. Bush, explaining his plan to save Social Security, Tampa, Fla., Feb. 4, 2005

"I'm also mindful that man should never try to put words in God's mouth. I mean, we should never ascribe natural disasters or anything else to God. We are in no way, shape, or form should a human being, play God." —George W. Bush, ABC's 20/20, Washington D.C., Jan. 14, 2005

"I want to appreciate those of you who wear our nation's uniform for your sacrifice." —George W. Bush, Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 14, 2005

"I speak plainly sometimes, but you've got to be mindful of the consequences of the words. So put that down. I don't know if you'd call that a confession, a regret, something." —George W. Bush, speaking to reporters, Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2005

"Who could have possibly envisioned an erection — an election in Iraq at this point in history?" —George W. Bush, at the white House, Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2005

"It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2004

"And so during these holiday seasons, we thank our blessings." —George W. Bush, Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 10, 2004

"Justice ought to be fair." —George W. Bush, speaking at the White House Economic Conference, Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2004

"We thought we were protected forever from trade policy or terrorist attacks because oceans protected us." —George W. Bush, speaking to business leaders at APEC Summit, Santiago, Chile, Nov. 20, 2004

"I always jest to people, the Oval Office is the kind of place where people stand outside, they're getting ready to come in and tell me what for, and they walk in and get overwhelmed in the atmosphere, and they say, man, you're looking pretty." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2004

"After standing on the stage, after the debates, I made it very plain, we will not have an all-volunteer army. And yet, this week — we will have an all-volunteer army!" —George W. Bush, Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2004 (Watch video)

"The truth of that matter is, if you listen carefully, Saddam would still be in power if he were the president of the United States, and the world would be a lot better off." —George W. Bush, second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

"Another example would be the Dred Scott case, which is where judges, years ago, said that the Constitution allowed slavery because of personal property rights. That's a personal opinion. That's not what the constitution says. The constitution of the United States says we're all — you know, it doesn't say that. It doesn't speak to the equality of America." —George W. Bush, second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

"The enemy understands a free Iraq will be a major defeat in their ideology of hatred. That's why they're fighting so vociferously." —George W. Bush, first presidential debate, Coral Gables, Fla., Sept. 30, 2004

"You know, it's hard work to try to love her as best as I can, knowing full well that the decision I made caused her loved one to be in harm's way." —George W. Bush, first presidential debate, Coral Gables, Fla., Sept. 30, 2004

"I think it's very important for the American President to mean what he says. That's why I understand that the enemy could misread what I say. That's why I try to be as clearly I can." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2004

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —George W. Bush, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004 (Watch video clip)

"We will make sure our troops have all that is necessary to complete their missions. That's why I went to the Congress last September and proposed fundamental — supplemental funding, which is money for armor and body parts and ammunition and fuel." —George W. Bush, Erie, Pa., Sept. 4, 2004

"Had we to do it over again, we would look at the consequences of catastrophic success, being so successful so fast that an enemy that should have surrendered or been done in escaped and lived to fight another day." —George W. Bush, telling Time magazine that he underestimated the Iraqi resistance

"I hope you leave here and walk out and say, 'What did he say?'" —George W. Bush, Beaverton, Oregon, Aug. 13, 2004

"Let me put it to you bluntly. In a changing world, we want more people to have control over your own life." —George W. Bush, Annandale, Va, Aug. 9, 2004

"As you know, we don't have relationships with Iran. I mean, that's — ever since the late '70s, we have no contacts with them, and we've totally sanctioned them. In other words, there's no sanctions — you can't — we're out of sanctions." —George W. Bush, Annandale, Va, Aug. 9, 2004

"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." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 (Watch video clip)

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004 (Watch video clip)

"I cut the taxes on everybody. I didn't cut them. The Congress cut them. I asked them to cut them." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

'I don't know why you're talking about Sweden. They're the neutral one. They don't have an army.'' --George W. Bush, during an Oval Office meeting with Rep. Tom Lantos, as reported by the New York Times

"I mean, if you've ever been a governor of a state, you understand the vast potential of broadband technology, you understand how hard it is to make sure that physics, for example, is taught in every classroom in the state. It's difficult to do. It's, like, cost-prohibitive." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., June 24, 2004

"And I am an optimistic person. I guess if you want to try to find something to be pessimistic about, you can find it, no matter how hard you look, you know?" —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., June 15, 2004

"I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 25, 2004

singaporean

Postby singaporean » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 9:21 am

Hello, are there any proud Americans here? I would like to offer my congratulations to your great country....you have a very talented natural comedian for a President! Is humour a prerequisite for the office of the President of USA? If only our Govt would tell a few self deprecating jokes about themselves......ahhhh you lucky people, I envy you!

British Times

Postby British Times » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 9:26 am

Yeah, trust George to add colour to any relationship! My Prime Minister thinks the world of him and we all know Anthony Blair is one of the sharpest PMs we have ever had.

Texan

Postby Texan » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 9:39 am

So what if he looks and acts stupid, at least he is honest and care for the world. And most of all, his phone does not go "drink drink" like some phones in some istana :) He is our George and we love him!

In any case, we are bigger than you so we can do what we want

Geneva CON

Postby Geneva CON » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:02 am

And this is the man who has the finger on the button that can start a nuclear war and wipe out all of humanity. This is the man who invented pre-emptive strikes......I'd say the world is in DEEP DEEP shit

Chinese

Postby Chinese » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:18 am

The quality of a democratically elected leader reflects on the citizens. Are Americans that stupid? Well, is more than half of America that stupid? Or are the alternative choices worse than the incumbent? If this is so, clearly the greatest nation on this planet is a nation of schmucks. How can anyone respect them in thoughts and deeds? It is such a shame!

christin

Postby christin » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:24 am

"I'm honoured to offer head to brave Nicky Berg who lost his head wandering through the corridors of Baghdad" lol

hairdresser

Postby hairdresser » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:32 am

"I'm honoured to trim the hair and shave the face of Nicky Berg who had his head cut off by Zarqawi." How the hell do you shake a hand that's been cut off? Ohhhh you mean the Scouts handshake.....

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:49 am

Chinese wrote:The quality of a democratically elected leader reflects on the citizens. Are Americans that stupid? Well, is more than half of America that stupid? Or are the alternative choices worse than the incumbent? If this is so, clearly the greatest nation on this planet is a nation of schmucks. How can anyone respect them in thoughts and deeds? It is such a shame!


It's like Winston Churchill said... Democracy is absolutely the worst form of government until you look at all the other types.

Yes, Bush will go down as one of the worst presidents in history. However, I don't see statesmen being elected anywhere, except perhaps the UK, where Tony Blair was the only person working to keep the US and EU working together, in spite of the fact that he'd like kick Bush's arse into next week.

There have been shifts in the great experiment that is the US democratic process over the last two decades, shifts that, in my opinion, force the selection of the extremist candidates over the moderate.

yank tougher than brit

Postby yank tougher than brit » Tue, 26 Apr 2005 9:32 pm

we dont need smart leaders, just strong ones who can pull the trigger or push the button when the time comes

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 26 Apr 2005 10:02 pm

yank tougher than brit wrote:we dont need smart leaders, just strong ones who can pull the trigger or push the button when the time comes


So sayeth those with an IQ equal to their shoe size.

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Postby Pinky » Wed, 27 Apr 2005 3:36 am

yank tougher than brit wrote:we dont need smart leaders, just strong ones who can pull the trigger or push the button when the time comes


Really? I have someone in mind.. Lurch from the Addams Family...

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Postby Guest » Wed, 27 Apr 2005 4:02 pm

yank tougher than brit wrote:we dont need smart leaders, just strong ones who can pull the trigger or push the button when the time comes


You should be awarded a Noble Peace Prize for your comments!!Keep on pulling the triggers mate! You are doing so well with that sicko mind of yours.......carry on and don't stop now thinking the way you do :shock:

Soon you will be the only one left inhabiting the planet earth surrounded with heaps of guns so you can take your pick :shock: Humans will be outnumbered by guns very soon for you to compete against, so I say continue with your sickness!!! Don't look for a cure because your disease of hatered is incurable!!! :shock:

I wonder why God ever endows people like you with any brain in that thick skull of yours which someone has so aptly described as the size of a shoe!

YOU ARE SO SICK AND SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

chinese

Postby chinese » Wed, 27 Apr 2005 8:15 pm

Chinese wrote:The quality of a democratically elected leader reflects on the citizens. Are Americans that stupid? Well, is more than half of America that stupid? Or are the alternative choices worse than the incumbent? If this is so, clearly the greatest nation on this planet is a nation of schmucks. How can anyone respect them in thoughts and deeds? It is such a shame!


Hey, we are cleverer than the chinese :D

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Democracy

Postby RedWhite&Blue » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 6:34 pm

You folks may laugh and poke fun at our president, and he is also a one who will laugh at himself. I'd rather have George Bush and our democratic and free society over your tyrannical political system any day. The joke is on you buddy.

There is also one more thing about the great democracy. Term limits. It is amusing how you have a PM, then created an SM, and then an MM. Don't you know that politicians are like underwear that must be changed often?


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