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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You never really know WTF you're talking about, especially here. He doesn't need a friend in Washington, dude you are one desperate far leftwing centrist.
    No real centrist would come out flaming the way you do.



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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    We really aren't that much different, except Chicago up here, and St. Louis down there have always been big..
    Georgia and Illinois are 24 and 25 in area, half that of New Mexico, let alone the top 4..
    As of 2012, we had seven cities between 100 and 200 thousand people, none above..
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    The only good things in Atlanta are the Braves and Georgia Tech. It is said you have Atlanta and its surrounding towns and suburbs and then the rest of Georgia which is pretty rural with small towns and country. Heck Atlanta and its suburbs take up about 5 counties and counting. Heck when I grew up Atlanta was a small town with a bunch of railroads. I can remember I-20 being nothing more than a two lane highway. Times sure have changed.
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    GAWD and I made a deal a long time ago.... SHE said I have already been in hell, I get a pass (dunno how you are making it through though, ain't heard you speak )

    As far as crap goes, Dubya left town and NO ONE but comics and political pundits were sad to see him go. His own party hasn't invited him back for anything since.

    they speak volumes in their collective silence...
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    five years of Obama and the Bush Derangement syndrome still persists I see. Bush had a military IQ test-did better than Kerry. He's much smarter than the legions of dems who tried to denigrate his presidency by calling him stupid. Lets see-Gore almost flunked out of Harvard, failed to complete 2 of the 3 academic programs he entered. Kerry-despite being a nerd at yale, had lower grades than the party boy Bush. Bush got into the top business school in the USA-Kerry had to settle for the third or fourth best law school in boston.
    Course being a Bush didn't hurt...

    So what was the score on the military entrance test, it isn't a true IQ test, I took one, my GT was 126, OCS required 120.

    Giving some stats rather than 'just saying' would be helpful. The 2006 Simonton study has BushII from 119 uncorrected to 124 cumulative. Clinton has a 141 and a 148 respectively.

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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Should I get you some Kaopectate?
    Care to drop the CON game and dispute the facts. BushII isn't so much refraining from political comment as not invited to comment. No appearances at the conventions. No attending campaigns to support GOP candidates, very unusual. So it goes far past 'rising above the fray' to a very simple no GOP politician wants to be photographed with Loser BushII.

    But let's give it 20 to 30 years, even Nixon was remembered well at his State Funeral....

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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Care to drop the CON game and dispute the facts. BushII isn't so much refraining from political comment as not invited to comment. No appearances at the conventions. No attending campaigns to support GOP candidates, very unusual. So it goes far past 'rising above the fray' to a very simple no GOP politician wants to be photographed with Loser BushII.

    But let's give it 20 to 30 years, even Nixon was remembered well at his State Funeral....
    How can you dispute "facts"? If you actually come up with some facts, let me know, and I'll comment on them. Otherwise, we're wasting time.

    You clearly know nothing about Bush II or Bush I or the way the family operates in politics and outside politics so your "facts" are, as I said previously, "utter nonsense".

    I'd just ask what part of "I'm not going to be involved in politics from now on" don't you understand? The man said he's had his time in politics and he's moved on to other things. Just because know-it-all liberal/progressive ex-Presidents think that their opinions are worth anything and can't help telling everyone else how to live their lives doesn't mean the Bush men, having left the Oval Office, have to follow the same insufferable path to annoyance. Instead of asking where Bush is, why the hell aren't you asking when Carter and Clinton will **** off and go away?
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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Here's a hypothetical: if Bush were to come out of hiding and announce his support for re-opening the gov't and raising the debt ceiling, would that have any effect?

    Or do Dems and Repubs equally loathe him and it wouldn't make a difference?
    The problem is that the US does not need more debt. It needs less.

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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I like this idea Polgara..
    After our basement flooded with mine-shaft backup and wrecked it, we've been in a holding pattern..
    What do you do with a wife who is a recycling hoarder and a procrastinator??I really could use some hep here.
    Good morning, NIMBY.

    You know, I was thinking about my joking comment, and my mind jumped to decoupage. One could use the requests as a sort of pictoral history of what was going on at the time in our community. They could be used to cover wastebaskets, decorate the top of an outdoor umbrella table, or other things like that. It's fun to do, it's colorful, it's free, the "junk mail" wouldn't go to the landfill, and kids love to mess with things like that, especially requests for help from the zoo! I'll think further on that.

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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Course being a Bush didn't hurt...

    So what was the score on the military entrance test, it isn't a true IQ test, I took one, my GT was 126, OCS required 120.

    Giving some stats rather than 'just saying' would be helpful. The 2006 Simonton study has BushII from 119 uncorrected to 124 cumulative. Clinton has a 141 and a 148 respectively.
    I have always said the three smartest presidents in the modern era are GHWB (top of class at Yale), Richard Nixon (top of his class at Duke Law School) and Clinton (Top of his class at Georgetown).



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    re: Could George W Bush Mediate the Impasse?[W:93]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    How can you dispute "facts"? If you actually come up with some facts, let me know, and I'll comment on them. Otherwise, we're wasting time. You clearly know nothing about Bush II or Bush I or the way the family operates in politics and outside politics so your "facts" are, as I said previously, "utter nonsense". I'd just ask what part of "I'm not going to be involved in politics from now on" don't you understand? The man said he's had his time in politics and he's moved on to other things. Just because know-it-all liberal/progressive ex-Presidents think that their opinions are worth anything and can't help telling everyone else how to live their lives doesn't mean the Bush men, having left the Oval Office, have to follow the same insufferable path to annoyance. Instead of asking where Bush is, why the hell aren't you asking when Carter and Clinton will **** off and go away?
    More CON nonsense. You can't dispute BushII is a pariah in American Politics who isn't welcome at any level of GOP political races.

    Funny how disgraced GOP politicians seem to 'move on' from politics. Like Nixon, BushII sees moving on as the best course after a disaster in the Oval Office.

    I have GREAT respect for BushI as a person and his war service. He is one of the last GOP class acts out there... (kinda admire Bob Dole as well) but as a national politician he was a coat tail rider and then one time Oval Office Wonder- like Carter. Many in his own party saw him as a RINO, and not 'conservative' enough, caving in. I doubt today he could get a congressional seat much less win the GOP nomination.

    But to recap- it's pretty damned easy to 'move-on' when your own party has dropped you like a hot rock.

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