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  •  Title: "Mano a Mano" (6+ / 0-)
    By the end of 1972, Bush's father was mulling over a new job offer from Nixon – to be chairman of the Republican National Committee. With his parents back in Washington, Bush went to stay with them for the holidays and was involved in one of the most notorious incidents of his "nomadic" years. He took his 16-year-old brother Marvin out drinking, ran over a neighbor's garbage cans on the way home, and when his father confronted him, challenged him to go "mano a mano" outside.
    Or how about Lacerates Ran Down My Cheeks?
    At least this prepared him for life at Andover, where emotional literacy was definitely not part of the curriculum. Soon after arriving, he was asked to write an essay on a soul-stirring experience in his life to date and he chose the death of his sister. His mother had drilled it into him that it was wrong when writing to repeat words already used. Having employed "tears" once in the essay, he sought a substitute from a thesaurus she had given him and wrote "the lacerates ran down my cheeks". The essay received a fail grade, accompanied by derogatory comments such as "disgraceful".

    “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

    by se portland on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 06:01:03 AM PDT

    •  He had a bad prison experience? (2+ / 0-)
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      Crashing Vor, RiveroftheWest

      Wow, that is bad.  And it's reality to boot!  Why I even attempted to satire it is beyond me!  It comes pre-satired, like pre-cooked chicken, like everything these days!

      Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer. Ayn is the bane!

      by Floyd Blue on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 07:10:21 AM PDT

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