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09/28/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
The president’s funk could be bad news
Categories :: George W. Bush I once heard the actor James Cagney reminisce with eloquent brevity about his hard-drinking father. By the time of the younger Cagney’s adolescence, pop, he said, had swilled himself into that psychological vortex of “a good man going downhill fast.”...

09/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Cognitive Dissonance on the Right
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Republicans

GOPsters do an about face on two key issues, showing how absolutley nuts they are.

08/24/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
Sometimes I sits and thinks
Categories :: George W. Bush As I recall it was Henry David Thoreau who protested the reading of newspapers not only because of their sensationalism, but because when it comes to actually understanding events, the exercise is ultimately futile. A deep appreciation of any news...

08/22/05 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
Dueling Frames: Views on Iraq
Categories :: Framing - Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush :: Iraq :: Propaganda/Spin

Two different views of Iraq keep emerging: is it more like World War II or like Vietnam?

07/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
"W" Takes Hostage
Categories :: George W. Bush

Bush has hit a new low, ransoming a needed budget bill just to preserve his ability to torture innocent people abroad.

07/07/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
G.W. Bush: Stale Action Figure
Categories :: George W. Bush In the summer of 1776 the Continental army’s adjutant general, Colonel Joseph Reed, was a tad miffed. The year wasn’t shaping up as a good one. His infant nation had been slogging it out on the ground, suffering military defeats,...

06/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Helps Iranian Hard-liners Win
Categories :: George W. Bush

Bush deliberately sabotaged the recent Iranian elections.

06/10/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
The Bush Chronicles revisited -- if you dare
Categories :: George W. Bush I had forgotten about published conversations between presidential-candidate George W. Bush and his autobiographical ghostwriter, Mickey Herskowitz, until a reader reminded me via a reprinted article from October, 2004. Journalist Herskowitz had met with Bush numerous times in 1999 in...

05/26/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Bush Rejects Stem Cell Compromise
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Healthcare :: Stem Cell Research

Bush implies that he would veto even a compromise version of the stem cell research bill.

05/02/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
How the Mighty are Fallen
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Media

We know Bush blew it big-time with his Thursday night press conference, but two Washington Post articles add a new perspective.

05/01/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Big Brother Bolton Tapped Phones
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush

Boltongate has just gotten more sordid with the revelation that Bolton illegally used the NSA to tap phones --including Colin Powell's.

04/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
How Low Can Bush Go?
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

Bush has finally revealed his plan to "reform" Social Security. As expected, it's craptacular.

04/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Polling

The conservative AOL has released a poll whose results have got to be making the Bushites cringe.

04/27/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
America Says Bush Lied
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Iraq

Another major set-back for the Bush Administration; Laura better hide the pretzels in case George gets suicidal...

04/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bushites Blame VLWC for Bolton Woes
Categories :: George W. Bush

White House Damage Control 101: Make unsubstantiated accusations that other people are making unsubstantiated accusations.

04/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: George W. Bush

The latest Gallup poll kicks George Bush while he's down.

04/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Gives the Finger to His Creditors
Categories :: Economy :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

Bush is getting desperate to destroy Social Security, but his rhetoric may lead to a lot more than Social Security's destruction...

03/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Lied, Endangered U.S. — Again
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush

Bush has lied about WMDs again, and endangered the entire world in the process. Isn't the GOP supposed to be the party of National Security?

03/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush's Lemon: Privatizing Social Security
Categories :: Framing - Individuals :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

George W. Bush is selling his Social Security privatization scheme as if it were a used car.

01/22/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Our Possessed President
Categories :: George W. Bush

Justin Raimando of ruminates on our possessed President, spouting rhetoric that is more Bolshevik than "conservative."

12/30/04 :: By Stu Finkel
I Think He Meant Gazillion
Categories :: George W. Bush

Bush yesterday defending the amount of aid that the U.S. will provide to Tsunami victims noted that it was being upped to "35 billion." Needless to say he meant "million." But does he either know or care about the difference?

12/29/04 :: By Tom Ball
Thank God Bush is Back in the White House!
Categories :: George W. Bush

60 million people voted to return Bush to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:


11/21/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Presidential Yacht and the Democrats
Categories :: Democrats :: George W. Bush :: Hypocrisy :: Propaganda/Spin One of the many items of pork in the omnibus bill passed yesterday is $2 million to buy back the Presidential Yacht. As Atrios observes, if the Democrats don't know how to foment outrage with this, all may very well...

11/05/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Well How Can They?
Categories :: George W. Bush

The Daily Mirror asks what we all want to know: How can 59 million people be so dumb?

10/28/04 :: By Tom Ball
VIDEO ALERT: Governor Bush Caught on Tape
Categories :: George W. Bush

Let's all say hello to our hero George W. Bush. Here's a quaint little video of the dark lord back when he was Governor of the great state of Texas. And. Yes. It's a real, untouched video. 100% Genuine jackass.

10/27/04 :: By Bob Kendall
God, The Devil and George Bush
Categories :: George W. Bush

Take the case of the Los Angeles Times report of a man who was apparently desperate to return home to talk to God who hijacked a bus with eight people on a 320 mile dash across the desert before police killed him when his journey ended in his driveway in Colton, California.

10/25/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
Bush You’re An Asshole
Categories :: George W. Bush

This online video presentation sums it up: Bush You’re An Asshole

10/22/04 :: By Drew Johnston
The Deification of George W. Bush
Categories :: Conservatives :: George W. Bush :: Religion

The right-wing Christians in the conservative power structure are trying to make Bush into some sort of saint. Am I the only one that's disgusted by this?

10/20/04 :: By Stu Finkel
The Faith-Based Presidency, Laura Bush, and The Grand Inquisitor
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Philosophy :: Religion

George W. Bush's faith-based presidency is based on the fallacy that true belief depends on being unquestioning. Even Laura Bush's favorite author Dostoyevsky, himself an ardent Christian conservative, knew better: faith is based precisely on being free to not believe, and to believe nonetheless.

10/14/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Will The Real George Bush Please Stand Up?
Categories :: George W. Bush

George Bush has three personalities. At least the lying was consistent.

10/09/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
Bush’s Message: Louder That Will Do It
Categories :: George W. Bush

Message for George Bush: We are not stupid. We get what you are saying but we don’t buy it. I guess all those years as a cheerleader helped form your communication style. Don’t yell at us we don’t like it.

10/01/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
Bush Hobgoblins and Gobbledygook
Categories :: George W. Bush

It’s a good day when an American historian can quote one of the great American writers and philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bush in the debate last night placed such a high value in consistency, but such a value leaves no room for alternatives. It is the wrong value and the wrong tactic in the fight on terror. We are confronted with an enemy who does not fight in conventional ways and will seek out every weakness that we have, but Bush believes that consistency will win the day. Sorry Mr. Bush, it is the flexible changeable nature of the war on terror that requires leadership that is flexible, creative and yes, willing to admit mistakes and make changes.

10/01/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
Bush: Unaccustomed to Hard Work
Categories :: George W. Bush

How many times did Bush remind us in the debate that he is doing hard work? What did Bush expect of the presidency? It is hard work, but not nearly as hard as the things that Americans do everyday. These are the people who struggle to earn a living, pay unreasonable health care costs, take care of aging parents, protect children and make sure that they have chance at a bright future. Oh, and don’t let me forget fight Bush’s wars. That’s hard work for the people who are actually risking their lives everyday and the people back here who love them and depend on them.

09/27/04 :: By Cary W. Blankenship
The Bible has lessons, even for George W. Bush
Categories :: George W. Bush

Sitting in church this Sunday, September 26th I was struck by the reading from the New Testament. (Oh yes, liberal Democrats go to church and we pray. In fact, we pray very hard for God to deliver us from George W. Bush.) The Gospel Lesson was from Luke 16: 19-31.

09/19/04 :: By Stu Finkel
This is about the Memo ... But Only in Passing
Categories :: George W. Bush

How have any of the questions about AWOL's absence from duty been answered?

09/15/04 :: By Tom Ball
Professor: Bush Admitted "Daddy had good friends who got him [into the Guard] despite the long waiting list"
Categories :: George W. Bush

Now there is testimonial evidence that George H. W. Bush had first-hand involvement in getting his son into the Guard and avoid service in Vietnam:

09/13/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Commander Codpiece Coward
Categories :: George W. Bush

There is nothing novel in noticing that Republicans in general and Bush in particular sells himself on the basis of (heavily produced) machismo (flight deck full getup; clearing brush on his movie-set "ranch"; bring em on; etc., etc.). It is as nauseating as it is predictable, and yet it has proven to work well with an unfortunately large segment of the Limbaughtemized white male population.

Democrats are finally realizing is that this carefully constructed facade can be punctured, and that many Americans are not so foolish or inattentive not to see an obvious fraud when they see one.

09/12/04 :: By Tom Ball
U.S. News and World Report Suggests Bush Should Not Have Received an Honorable Discharge
Categories :: George W. Bush

Now U.S. News and World Report has released an analysis of Bush's Guard duty and has come to the conclusion that he did not least legitimately...his honorably discharge.

09/08/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Texans for Truth
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: George W. Bush Don't expect the media to give nearly as much air time to the newest round of uncoverings in the AWOL story (see Tom's post below) as they did the Swift Boat Liars. So we need to support Texans for Truth...

09/08/04 :: By Tom Ball
Breaking News: Bush Didn't Meet Guard Requirements
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004 :: George W. Bush

Bush's day of reckoning has finally come in the mainstream media. Boston Globe: President Bush fell well short of meeting his military obligation in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.

09/01/04 :: By Tom Ball
Did Bush Bribe Ben Barnes to Keep Bush's Entry into the Guard a Secret?
Categories :: George W. Bush

It was only under threat of legal action back in 1999 -- and only after efforts to assert "executive privilege" failed -- that Barnes came forward with his statement about helping Bush. (And even then, Barnes issued it through his attorney, refusing to answer press questions.) The lawsuit was brought by a disgruntled Texas lottery executive who charged that his former company, which Barnes lobbied for, was able to keep a lucrative Texas state contract in exchange for Barnes' remaining silent about helping Bush get into the Guard.


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