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With the Montreal Canadiens up 3-1 over the Bruins, I decided to watch Dubya's News Conference last night at 20:30 EST. I was looking forward to hearing his answers to some hard hitting questions about Iraq and 9/11.
Clearly, Dubya has an issue with taking responsibility for his actions or lack thereof. Over and over again he was asked whether he made any mistakes prior to 9/11 and whether he and his people in any way should assume some responsibility for Osama Bin Laden's attack on that fateful day. One question in particular went exactly like this.
You've looked back before 9/11 for what mistakes might have been made. After 9/11 what would your biggest mistake be, would you say? And what lessons have you learned from it?
Dubya then gave my favourite reply of the night because it's so Dubya-ish.
John, I'm sure historians will look back and say, gosh, he could have done it better this way or that way. You know, I just - I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, all the pressure of trying to come up with an answer. But it hasn't yet.
Nothing ever did pop into his head. This man has issues.
The Associated Press has released a couple of photos from this week's inauguration that prove Dubya is indeed the anti-christ. As with all AP photos, these are undoctored.
I've suspected as much for a long time now. The prince of darkness is truly in command.
Our continent felt just a little more sensible this morning, didn't it? Americans voiced their disappointment in Dubya and his military quagmire tendencies loud and clear yesterday, giving Democrats control of the House. It's also looking like they'll hold an edge in the Senate.
The writing was on the wall, but it still felt good seeing it come to fruition. Perhaps the world (and by world I mean Jesusland) hasn't gone completely mad. Perhaps there is hope for an open mind, an educated approach, a worthy cause. I'm still smiling.
If you're wondering what I really think of Dubya, here's a taste.
- The Problem With Dubya
- Dubya Delusional?
- The S Factor
- State of Dubya
- Human Kleenex
- The Fog of Dubya
- How History Will View Dubya
- How Bush Blew It
- The Worst President Ever
- Stealing the 2004 Election
Does anyone really care who Puff Daddy thinks won last night's debate between Dubya and John Kerry? I was just flipping the stations and Entertainment Tonight seemed awfully interested in P. Diddy's take on the matter.
I watched all ninety minutes last night and I don't think there's any doubt as to who came off sharper, cooler and more presidential. John Kerry gave the better performance but Dubya didn't implode despite the fact I was willing him to do just that. My favourite moments of the night were those split screen shots while John Kerry was speaking that showed Dubya making those strange faces. I'd love to have a camera just focused on Dubya for the next debate. It's priceless.
I keep hearing that Dubya's greatest asset is the fact he makes a decision and sticks with it no matter what. Is this really a positive attribute? Suppose he makes up his mind about something and it's the wrong decision. Dubya would stubbornly stay the course with blinders on because he doesn't "flip-flop" and he doesn't change his mind. An open-minded, intelligent person continues to learn and look at things from various perspectives and not only can modify their opinion on a particular subject but should modify their opinions. I don't believe all the same things I did ten years ago and that's not a character flaw but a sign that I'm a growing person who has kept an open mind about things. Dubya's inability to consider the fact things may not have always been as they have seemed is a recipe for disaster and a frightening proposition. Dubya should stop smirking so much when bragging about such short comings.
Dubya sings "Imagine" and "Walk On The Wild Side" - A fun remix. Dubya has never sounded so good.
John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" packs a punch at this time of year, but this cover by George Dubya Bush is even more powerful.
As I watch the Canadiens cough one up to the Bruins, I'm already smirking. Now to turn this Saturday night smirk into a full fledged chuckle... I know! It's time for the comedy styling of George Dubya Bush.
One of my favourite moments from last night's debate was when John Kerry said to Dubya, "The president got $84 from a timber company that owns, and he's counted as a small business. Dick Cheney's counted as a small business. That's how they do things. That's just not right."
Dubya's reply was priceless. "I own a timber company? That's news to me. Want to buy some wood?"
It turns out Dubya does own a timber company. According to his 2003 financial disclosure form, Bush does own part interest in "LSTF, LLC", a limited-liability company organized "for the purpose of the production of trees for commercial sales."
Not only was Dubya wrong for claiming he doesn't own a timber company but Kerry was correct in saying that Bush's definition of "small business" is so broad that Bush himself would have qualified as a "small business" in 2001 by virtue of the $84 in business income. Now who wants to buy some wood?
Last night I watched the second debate between American President Dubya and his challenger, Senator John Kerry. The more I watch and hear Dubya speak, the more certain I am that he's an idiot, and a dangerous idiot at that.
I believe him to be the greatest over achiever in the history of the world. With mediocre intelligence, little charm and stubborn politics, he managed to ascend to the highest office in the world. What's worse is the fact he very well may be reelected next month. It sends a chill down my spine.
I was wondering if my perception of Dubya could possibly be correct and if he could really be as dumb as I sense he is, so I began Googling. I came across this article entitled "The Misunderestimated Man: How Bush chose stupidity" By Jacob Weisberg. It's an interesting read and suggests that he knows nothing about policy or history, he doesn't want to know anything in detail, however important, he's lazy and his mind does not think. The insinuation is that Dubya chose stupidity and now wears it as a badge of honor.
Heading into last night's debate, most polls had Kerry ahead by a point. Although Dubya probably fared better last night than he did last time, there's no way he came out ahead. Lets hope our friend in America gain some perspective and see Duya for what he really is...an idiot.
I just shared Dubya's great cover of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", and now I see the President of the United States of America is at it again.
This time Dubya's taking on R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)". He does a pretty good job, too.
Hard Working George - We have another debate tonight. This link is to a one minute synopsis of Dubya's debate rhetoric. It's hard work being Dubya.
Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission earlier today.
It looks like DUBYA is coming to T.O. Are you going to meet him at the airport? I will probably be at WENDY'S at Airport Rd. & Orlando when he arrives. I was there when the POPE arrived 2 1/2 years ago & could not believe the number of people standing at the gates to greet him. What is DUBYA going to talk to PAUL about? Mad cow disease, the American dollar or IRAQ. We as Canadians don't need to hear the B.S. that will come out of his mouth. Have they finished counting the ballots in OHIO yet?
Twins from Bolton
They're still counting those votes in Ohio. When they're done, and they announce the official tally, it's a safe bet Dubya will still be on top, but I remain skeptical. An electronic voting machine in suburban Columbus gave Dubya 3,893 extra votes in a precinct where only 638 voters cast ballots. That's an instance we know about. How many others are out there undetected?
The Associated Press has obtained and made a confidential government video public. This video confirms the suspicions many of us had about Dubya and his government's preparations for Katrina.
The day before Katrina struck, Dubya attended a briefing about Katrina during which he was clearly warned about the coming disaster. He didn't ask a single question during the briefing but he did assure state officials that "we are fully prepared." The rest is an unfortunate and ugly piece of history.
I'm not surprised, are you? Back on September 12 I wrote about how Bush blew it. The average American knew more about what was happening in New Orleans than the President.
How this guy got re-elected is beyond me. The problem with Dubya has been crystal clear for some time now. According to polls, his approval rating is at an all-time low of 36%. I'm shocked it's that high.
Starting on May 26th, 2003, Rhonda & Jane began counting down the 525 reasons to dump George Bush. Every day they post another reason. You'll want to book mark their site, 525 Reason to Dump Bush and check daily.
It's a very interesting read. I can't wait for the top 10 this November. Anyone but Bush in 2004...please.
The following was overheard last night at Arizona State University and is attributed to Dubya.
Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden. It's kind of one of those exaggerations.
The following was overheard at the White House on March 13, 2002 and is attributed to Dubya.
So I don't know where he is. Nor -- you know, I just don't spend that much time on him really, to be honest with you...And, you know, again, I don't know where he is...I'll repeat what I said: I truly am not that concerned about him.
Liar, liar, pants on fire.
The key U.S. assertions leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq - that Saddam Hussein had chemical and biological weapons and was working to make nuclear weapons - were wrong and based on false or overstated CIA analyses, a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report asserted today.
Is anyone shocked by this? I only wish this report had gone all the way and stated what we all know to be true. Dubya twisted the evidence to back his call for war against Iraq. If you don't believe that to be true, I have some swamp land for sale in beautiful Florida.
Speaking of Dubya, the Pentagon has said that military payroll records that could more fully document his whereabouts during his service in the Texas Air National Guard were inadvertently destroyed.
Does Dubya have horse shoes up his ass or what? What a wonderful coincidence this is. I wonder who ordered that his military payrool records be "inadvertently" destroyed...
I've just returned from seeing Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11".
Michael Moore has an opinion, but he backs up everything he believes with compelling facts. It would be easy to say I loved this documentary because it validated much of what I've already suspected, but that wouldn't be doing this picture justice. Personal politics aside, this is entertaining, provoking work that should be viewed by every voting American.
Why did Dubya sit with that kids book in his hands for several minutes after being told his nation was under attack? What did Iraq have to do with Osama Bin Laden? How the hell does Dubya's administration keep getting away with such blatantly compromised loyalties? Why are poor young Americans still being sacrificed for big money oil interests?
Dubya was unprepared for 9/11, exploited the attack and lied to his people to justify a war in Iraq and pass the Patriot act yet he remains a threat to win a second term. Fellow Canadians, when you go behind that cardboard voting booth tomorrow please cast your vote for a party that isn't carved from the same petrified shit. Vote Liberal.
Believe it or not, there is a down side to having arrested Saddam Hussein the other day. This result will inevitably have a positive effect on Dubya's popularity at home. It was just the jolt of integrity he needed to ensure his reelection next November. Of course, with eleven months to go there's plenty of time for Dubya to mess things up for himself giving Howard Dean the window of opportunity he needs, only now it's much less likely I'm afraid.
Still, I'm glad they caught the bastard. Bag us Osama Bin Laden and Dean will definitely get Bush-whacked.
Tonight I received telephone calls from both the Conservative Party of Canada and the Liberal Party. I must be on some list because Taryn isn't getting these calls, just me.
Earlier this month I wrote that I was seriously considering casting my vote for the NDP. My politics clash with those of Stephen Harper but I'm not as eager to support the Liberal Party as I usually am. A vote for the NDP would allow me to stay true to my political beliefs.
Taryn tells me if I vote for the NDP I'm essentially voting for the Conservative Party because I'd be depriving the Liberals of a vote. The NDP party will not win our riding so I'd be doing the Conservative Party a huge favour by going orange. I certainly see her point. I remember following the American federal election of 2000 many pointed out that Ralph Nader won Dubya the presidency. Had the Ralph Nader supporters voted for Gore, I wouldn't have Dubya to kick around right now. I don't want Jack Layton to be our Ralph Nader. I certainly don't want Stephen Harper to be our Dubya.
It looks like I'll be voting red...again.
Richard Reeves asks the question. Is Dubya the worst President ever?
James Buchanan, the 15th president, is generally considered the worst president in history. The case against Dubya to assume that position is strong:
- He has taken the country into an unwinnable war and alienated friend and foe alike in the process
- He is bankrupting the country with a combination of aggressive military spending and reduced taxation of the rich
- He has deliberately and dangerously attacked separation of church and state
- He has repeatedly "misled," to use a kind word, the American people on affairs domestic and foreign
- He has proved to be incompetent in affairs domestic (New Orleans) and foreign (Iraq and the battle against al-Qaida)
- He has sacrificed American employment (including the toleration of pension and benefit elimination) to increase overall productivity
- He is ignorantly hostile to science and technological progress
- He has tolerated or ignored one of the republic's oldest problems, corporate cheating in supplying the military in wartime
Go Dubya Go!
This New York Times article claims The Walt Disney Company is blocking its Miramax division from distributing a new documentary by Michael Moore that harshly criticizes President Dubya. The film, "Fahrenheit 911," links Dubya and prominent Saudis - including the family of Osama bin Laden - and criticizes Dubya's actions before and after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The scariest part of this article is this line: "Mr. Moore's agent, Ari Emanuel, said Michael D. Eisner, Disney's chief executive, asked him last spring to pull out of the deal with Miramax. Mr. Emanuel said Mr. Eisner expressed particular concern that it would endanger tax breaks Disney receives for its theme park, hotels and other ventures in Florida, where Mr. Bush's brother, Jeb, is governor."
Is that what it's come to? At least Moore can score a load of free publicity from Mickey and the gang. You can read Moore's response on his website.
I know those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but I don't really care if my house shatters and I've got a lot of stones weighing me down. Our man Harper has a rather hateful opinion of same-sex marriage but Dubya seems absolutely obsessed with it and has been desperately lobbying for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Of all the issues his country is facing these days, this is the one that gets his knickers in a knot.
Thankfully, the US Senate blocked the measure earlier today. Dubya, ever the persistent little shit, seems hell-bent on pursuing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Why he would waste such energy on such a homophobic agenda when there's a quagmire in Iraq, an illegal immigration crisis at home and soaring energy costs is inexplicable to me.
In related news, Harper has promised to hold a free vote in Parliament this fall to learn whether MPs still support a law passed last year allowing same-sex marriages. The passing of C-38 was a moment of pride for this nation and Harper too ought to move on to more important issues. Harper and Dubya, cut from the same archaic cloth.
Steve, if you're reading this, I think it's time you change Leafs jerseys. You've been wearing that #16 Tucker jersey for a while now, and he's off to a great start to the season, but did you read the sports section in yesterday's Star?
You couldn't skip past that headline: "Leaf big on Dubya". Then, there's that devastating quote from Darcy Tucker when asked by ESPN why he chose George W. Bush as the one person he'd like to meet. Tucker replied:
I would like to pick his brain. I think his political views are on the same line as my own... So I really back what he is trying to do.
Dude, I dare you to wear that #16 at our next Leaf game get together. Might I suggest a #42 Kyle Wellwood or a #1 Justin Pogge?
Carolyn Parrish is at it again. Last year the Mississauga MP raised a ruckus by declaring "Damn Americans ... I hate those bastards." A few months ago she followed that up by calling Duyba "war-like" and expressed astonishment that he was re-elected. Now there's a stink because of a skit she performed on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes".
In the skit, which airs tomorrow, Parrish stomps on a Dubya doll. With only twelve days to go before Dubya makes his first official visit to Canada, this act by an MP has some people concerned it could further damage relations between us.
I think it's much ado about nothing. "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" is a comedy program, it's not "The National". Anyone with a half-decent sense of humour would crack a smile and not think twice about it.
It seems everything is being taken too seriously these days and everything is offending someone. That "Desperate Housewives" skit that opened Monday Night Football was a piece of harmless fun too and they're still talking about it.
Stop this world, I want to get off!
George Dubya Bush's European Vacation is over. One little tidbit from his meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair a week ago deserves closer attention. According to the transcript, Dubya was asked by a member of the British press "Why do they hate you, Mr. President? Why do they hate you in such numbers?" Dubya's response? "I don't know that they do."
Just last week I suggested that getting all of your news from chief of staff Andrew Card and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice might not be the best way to remain objective. "I don't know that they do" pretty much sums up his complete lack of understanding of the world around him. Was he not aware tens of thousands of demonstrators were marching through the heart of London in protest? They toppled and burned a life-size effigy in Trafalgar Square to show their anger for the Iraq war. The Australian states in an article this morning that Bush is generating real animosity, and not just outside the US. In a recent Time magazine poll, 48 per cent of Americans said they were unlikely to vote for Bush next November. This depth of hatred for an American President hasn't been seen in decades. To quote the article, "Nobody hated Bush's father, or really hated Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford." Bill Schneider, a political analyst with CNN and the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, is quoted as saying "There is real anger against Bush, but it's different to Clinton, I would ask conservatives why they hated Clinton, they would talk about his behaviour and his values, not his policies. He was a draft dodger, an abortion promoter, a gun hater, a gay backer. It was his values. Ask liberals why they're angry with Bush and it's his policies: Iraq, the Patriot Act, the environment, Iraq, oil drilling in Alaska, Iraq."
Bush doesn't know he's disliked by so many. Somewhere in Texas, a village is missing its idiot.
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