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One of the most important things that rational, and sometimes liberal, but mainly rational people need to do is get into positions of power in the media and fire people that write schit like this.  OMG I almost threw up in my mouth reading this.  In fact, I couldn't even finish the article it was such a truckload of shit for brains.

Regurgitated drivel from the new and improved BushCo image rehabilitation project.

So what made you most want to throw up?

For me it was the "...taking breakneck bike rides through the woods."  Oh spare me.  I used to be a professional cyclist.  Just because the Shrub palled around with Lance Armstrong (a dick) does not mean he rode around at "breakneck" speeds.  I remember reading something like that back when he first started tootling around with Armstrong.  There was video of it at the time and I know fast when I see it, and that wasn't fast.  He rode 17 miles for "about two hours."  That is REALLY SLOW!  

There's more easy debunking but don't take my word for it.

 Read this article..

It is not as saccharine as the first one.  So An easy training ride out in California, where I used to train a lot, or even here in NY and NJ averages between 16-18mph over rolling terrain.  Texas is pretty damn flat and the Shrub obviously did not have to worry about traffic.  The Shrub averaged less than half that...8.5 mph.  Even if you give him the benefit of the doubt and say he only rode for an hour and three quarters, that is still only 10 mph.  Even off road that is slow.  So pardon me while I throw up in my mouth.  Stop fucking lying, and about trivial and easily verifiable (or in this case disprovable) nonsense.

Read the article and see what made you the most ill. Ben Feller would be better off interviewing to be the campaign director of Palin's next presidential run.  He could take a page from that wanker that tried and failed to get a job with the McCain campaign.  Better yet, he could give tours at the new Bush Library, which could be renamed the KBR/AIG Bush Center for Image Rehabilitation.

Here are some more that jump out.  He "disdains inefficiency."???!  Holy crap!  George Bush is the walking epitome of inefficiency, which is why he consciously or subconsciously rewards it in other people.

And this one kills me.  "The man from a land of cowboy boots orders proper dress in the White House. No jeans allowed in the West Wing. Coat and tie in the Oval Office."

First, he's not from Texas or any other state in which you could describe as being the "land of cowboy boots."  He grew up in Connecticut and vacationed in Maine.  

And insisting on coat and tie.  That explains the free money for Wall Street.  It's all ok so long as you look nice doing it.  

Originally posted to coltergeist on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 04:55 PM PST.

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  •  17 miles per hr is reasonable (1+ / 0-)
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    prodigalkat

    for getting to and from work, if you're commuting.

    My ride is 7 miles and it takes me 35 minutes, due to having to stop for traffic lights.

  •  Was that offroad or onroad? (1+ / 0-)
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    If they were doing 8+ mph on mountain bikes around Bush's Waco estate, that's not insanely bad.  Sort of like running 10 minute mile pace on foot.

    Do the secret servicemen all ride bikes too?  I'm sure most of them could easily jog along at that pace, but Bush seems like the kind of guy who would bristle at being showed up that way.

  •  Is it really necessary (1+ / 0-)
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    to call Lance Armstrong a dick and link to that silly site?

    Your political compass Economic Left/Right: -6.50 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.67

    by bythesea on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 05:27:37 PM PST

  •  He was a hypocrite before (1+ / 0-)
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    prodigalkat

    he was elected during both terms, and so it goes at the end.  People die the way they live, and his story will continue to be a sorry demonstration of a pitiful man pretending to be great.  

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.  He cannot go too soon.

    Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle

    by ncarolinagirl on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 05:28:11 PM PST

  •  This did it for me: (1+ / 0-)
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    For eight years, the nation has been led by a guy who relaxes by clearing brush in scorching heat

    I can't stop barfing.


    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 05:35:01 PM PST

  •  another photo of BushCo cycling (3+ / 0-)
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    Here is a shot from Bush in China.  It says he was riding off road, but that looks a lot like pavement to me.

    Bush in China

    Wanker.

    This was another of my favorites: "He can sniff it out a mile away if you don't have the goods," said White House communications director Kevin Sullivan.

    Hilarious.  He needs to be able to sniff out incompetence a mile away so he can recruit them to run one of his agencies.

  •  This calls for another one of my belly laughs.... (0+ / 0-)

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Once again, I am ROTFLMAO....Bush....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    I can't stop....my ears are bleeding....please make these people stop with the lies....I can't take it.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    Too much....whew!

    "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few....or the one." Mr. Spock, The Wrath of Khan

    by RO45 on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 06:31:37 PM PST

  •  Just finished watching a new C-SPAN series on (2+ / 0-)
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    the White House itself.  It ends with an interview of GWB by Brian Lamb that was shot about 10 months ago.  

    I found it an odd thing to watch in several respects, but one of them is that the almost-former president mentioned exercise at least four times in discussing the WH's history and what it's like to live in it.  (Visuals of him riding his bike with Barney chasing him on the loop the Clintons built around the south lawn.)

    Lamb asked him if he has "out of body" experiences when watching visitors react to being in the WH.  GWB responded that, no, he doesn't have out of body experiences in as much as he quit drinking 20 years ago.  He then went on to talk at length -- and yet in a very inexpressive, choppy way -- about working to help visitors relax so they could enjoy being in the WH.  

    He also made a point of saying he's been reading a lot since living in the WH.  The WH is a good place to read.  It is quiet and has comfortable chairs and good lamps for reading.  (Visuals of books on WH shelves and of chairs next to lamps.)

    Brian Lamb, who for years did in-depth Book TV interviews on the C-SPAN he founded and who is right of center, either did not ask -- or C-SPAN chose not to use the answer to -- a question about what GWB was reading.

    GWB expressed satisfaction in having lived the presidency "to its fullest," but said it's good to be at his "ranch" in Crawford because he can just walk outside and nobody's around.  And he can see really far there.  Being in the WH is like being in a bubble.  At the close of the segment, he returned to the concept of the "bubble" and, in a mechanical, cue-card-reading way, praised the WH staff for making life inside the bubble "real comfortable."  

    "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

    by KateCrashes on Sat Jan 03, 2009 at 06:32:13 PM PST

    •  I saw that segment (0+ / 0-)

      It made me ill, I had to switch channels away from C-Span.

      "People are so nervous" when they come into the august presence of Shrub. Yeah right.

      Nervous, yeah. OMG. Is this guy EVER going away? 17 days now. Oh please oh please.

      Question - is C-Span going to do a bunch of sycophantic adoring interviews like this with President Obama? Maybe, but I bet Brian Lamb won't sponsor them hahaha.

  •  "He can sniff it out a mile away (2+ / 0-)
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    if you don't have the goods..." I knew the guy was still on drugs.

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