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  •  thank you (4.00)
    b/c we know that idiot doesn't know how to put boots on!

    goddamn @)#($&#@() chimp has MUCKED up texas's rep!

    CONNECTICUT (damn that's a long name) why don't ya'll take that chimp back?!!?!

    you've got Joe!  what's one more neo-con?!?!!

    •  Scared of horses! (none)
      I heard the preznit is scared of horses. Does anyone know if there's anything to this? Anybody ever seen him on a horse? Or a picture of him on a horse? The REAL cowboy president, Reagan, was always on a horse after a hard day of presidentin'.

      America: It's a good IDEA for a country ...

      by Tony Seybert on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 01:55:42 PM PDT

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      •  oh god (none)
        i'm not sure i want this to be true.

        yeah, i'll be laughing my ass off but damn will it be another embarrassment to texas' image!

      •  A horse named Segway. n/t (4.00)
      •  word is (4.00)
        ...Baby Bush is afraid of horses & Rove taught him that cowboy swagger. He has lifts in his designer boots. He is, at heart, a media creation.

        Freedom & dignity spring from within the human heart... & inside the human heart is where the impetus for political change must be generated. -Wes Clark

        by velvetdays on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 02:15:40 PM PDT

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      •  How Does He Get Around the "Ranch?" (none)
        Golf cart.

        The big Canadian-style roll of photo-op hay outside is the only thing agricultural there. There are no horses, sheep, etcetera. And doubtless it's been fumigated for reptiles.

      •  I loved the ACT ad with Will Ferrell (4.00)
        Will Ferrell as George W in a commercial supposedly at his ranch where a scary horse comes after him. Hilarious!
      •  Ride a horse? (4.00)
        He can't shoot either.
      •  I have seen a short news bit of GW (4.00)
        riding a horse..he was hanging on to the saddle horn at a walk. I am a professional horseman, I breed, teach and train, and let me tell you, that man can't ride a horse for love or money. As we say on the track, he can't ride a boxcar down a railroad track with both doors shut. Personally, I wouldn't let him near one of my Thoroughbreds, let alone on one. They have him totally outclassed.

        What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

        by Demfem on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 03:08:48 PM PDT

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        •   - Reagan genuinely LOVED horses (none)
           - and mind you, I hated Reagan's presidency, thought he was a fake and a disaster - in fact, the ONLY thing I ever liked about  him was that he genuinely loved horses, always owned them, and rode really well. (No excuse for his presidency, but still, props where props are due. )  

          To me, the most impressive thing that Reagan - who first learned to ride and love horses in western movies  - ever did was ride comfortably and competently in an English Saddle and Bridle with the Queen of England!  

          (This is harder than it might seem - Unfortunately, I grew up in a western saddle in North Dakota, and whenever I try to ride in the English style, I confuse the poor horse by trying to neck-rein him! )

          ok, an equine digression here.

          •  Yeah, but sometimes (none)
            Reagan took it a bit far, like telling Hirohito when they went riding together that he had been in the US Cavalry..LOL. But hey, by then he was mostly out of it anyway.

            What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

            by Demfem on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 08:26:35 PM PDT

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            •  agreed, he WAS delusional (none)
               - - as I recall, during his presidency, he used to tell reporters stories about "serving" in WWII - and really believed he had!  when  in fact, he just acted in movies  about WWII.

              it's just ironic - the only genuine thing I ever liked about Reagan, and Bush is a complete fake about it!  (I saw the clip of him hanging on to the saddle horn as well, found it hysterically funny.)

              •  Early Alzheimers (none)
                Sometimes, dementia creeps in little by little before Alzheimers is even diagnosed. At least this is what we were told regarding my mother in law.
                I am not making excuses for Reagan, after all, he was an Actor and could fake anything well.
                But we see embellishments of stories and lies that the person believes before even being in the true Alzheimers phase of the disease.

                So Reagan was either an excellent liar due to being an actor or some of it was attributable to many people suffer from it and do not know it for years.

                We choose hope over despair; possibilities over problems, optimism over cynicism.-John Edwards

                by wishingwell on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 10:06:33 PM PDT

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                •  Reagan also told (none)
                  Menachim Begin that he had been with the unit that liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. As I recall, perhaps erroneously, he wasn't even in a movie where he did that.

                  What happens when Bush takes Viagra? he gets taller. Robin Williams

                  by Demfem on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 08:42:40 AM PDT

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              •  He Was In Fact (none)
                In the Army during WWII, assigned to a unit that made training and morale films in Culver City.  Given that his eyesight was extraordinarily poor and he had lost a considerable amount of his hearing after a prop gun was fired too close to his head, getting into the Army probably took a lot of effort on his part.  I would assume he also lost a good deal of salary into the bargain.  For someone who could have sat out the war years as a legitimate 4F, that's commendable.  And IIRC, it was a calvary unit, though they didn't engage in any horseriding during his time in service.

                "L'enfer, c'est les autres." - Jean Paul Sartre, Huis Clos

                by JJB on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 06:33:15 AM PDT

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            •  Technically, That Was True (none)
              The unit of the Army Reagan served in during WWII at Culver City making training and morale (i.e., propaganda) films, was, IIRC, a calvary unit.  Although there was no horseriding involved, their commander, a crusty, elderly officer, used to wear spurs on his boots, and chide the others who didn't.  

              "L'enfer, c'est les autres." - Jean Paul Sartre, Huis Clos

              by JJB on Sat Apr 09, 2005 at 06:26:55 AM PDT

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          •  It's all in the "lean," really (none)
            I learned Western saddle, too, but had to compete in English style once.
            My trainer taught me that you lean more than pull and, by golly, that worked!
      •  I remember when one of the (4.00)
        Russian leaders came to visit Bush on his ranch, was it Yeltson or Putin, the story was that before leaving Russia they, the leader and his wife, had lessons in horse riding so they could ride with Bush at the ranch.  When they arrived  though, they found out that he doesn't have horses and doesn't ride.  

        Does anyone else remember that?

      •  Shit, (4.00)
        I'd say he's probably afraid of just about everything. A person doesn't get that insecure and self-aggrandizing without an exorbitant measure of fear. Just look at that damn picture (which had me wanting to throw my monitor across the room). 41 is just having a good time, safe in the knowledge that his daily supply of infant brains will not be interrupted. 42 is still knockin' 'em dead, the crowd goes wild. 43 on the other hand, strangely the only person in the shot who's even aware there's a picture being taken, because there's nothing else for him to do now that they put away the kiddie table, smirks and leans in like he's at a fucking frat party and not getting enough face time in the beer bong photos. Heh, heh, look! Somebody's trying to take a picture of me. I was going to say "Who the fuck wears a bright blue tie to a fucking funeral, anyway?", but looking at some other pics, and realized that during the service he was wearing a grey tie. This begs the question, are you a bigger assclown if you wear a bright tie to a funeral (notably the largest funeral I've ever seen), or are you more of  a turdsnorkle if you bring one with you so you can change into your glad rags as soon as they drag off the corpse?

        Sorry, this is a thread on Clinton, i just got carried away by that picture. Memememememememememe, me. Me. Me me me me! What a turkey.

        Clinton's still got though. In a big way. Amazing that it's only been four short years. Well, okay, they've been loooong years. Amazing how crushed and craven the spirit of a nation can become in four short years.


        "If it once became general, wealth would confer no distinction." George Orwell

        by justme on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 06:10:31 PM PDT

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      •  Scared of horses? I wouldn't doubt it. (none)
        I've heard that he is also afraid to land a plane. That's the best reason I have heard for him quitting the Guard when he did. His last six months of flying was in a two-seater trainer with another pilot.

        When Connecticut takes him back they have to take his fiberglass fake cattle, also. But I'm sure the contracter who cuts down brush and trucks it to his fake ranch woud be glad to continue the job, but redirect the loads to somewhere up north to the east.

        Anybody besides me notice in that picture of Bush I, Clinton and Bush II, That Bush I is the only one without gray hair?

        There are Lies, Damned Lies and then FOX News.' Politics Plus Stuff

        by Rick B on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 09:24:12 PM PDT

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    •  I'm curious how Rush (4.00)
      and the Right are going to spin this.  Bush is booed, Clinton regains America's respect, hmmm.  A great moment nevetheless.  Since I'm an expat, anyone who hears the RW spin, please let me know.

      "There must be some way out of here, said the Joker to the Thief" -Bob Dylan is my god

      by Jeffersonian Democrat on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 02:15:52 PM PDT

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    •  My uncle the Texan-- (none)
      says that people round his part--Willis, Conroe, etc. have a saying about Bush and people like him--"All hat and no cattle."

      "Michael Savage is the concience (sic) of the conservative movement"--Free Republic Poster

      by soonergrunt on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 02:54:06 PM PDT

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    •  I think the saying is (4.00)
      He couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the bottom.

      The Christian Right is neither Witness Every Day

      by TXsharon on Fri Apr 08, 2005 at 08:20:40 PM PDT

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