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  • Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms

    06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 123 replies
    The Province ^ | June 11, 2013
    A British study has identified the age at which men finally grow up -- and it's 43. That's 11 years later than their female counterparts, according to research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK. Men demonstrate their immaturity by being amused at farts and burps and playing video games, among other things, said women who participated in the survey. Not being able to cook simple meals, re-telling the same old stories and jokes when out with the boys, and owning a skateboard or BMX were also high on the list. Nickelodeon UK released the results in support of its launch of a...
  • W outclasses Barack and Bill, without even trying [says a "hardcore Democrat" who knew both well]

    04/25/2013 8:01:39 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    DALLAS — Shortly after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fellow reporter who’d covered President George W. Bush all eight years told me she’d had enough of the travel and stress and strain of the White House beat, that she was moving on. We reminisced about all the places we’d been, all the crazy days and wild nights, all the history we’d seen — first hand. Just before we said our goodbyes, I asked her if she’d miss covering President Obama. “Not at all. He’s an inch deep. Bush is a bottomless chasm, a deep, mysterious, emotional, profound man....
  • Glenn Beck Tonight at 5:00 Shows How All Out War is Coming, and Quickly

    02/04/2011 9:04:43 AM PST · by Scythian · 120 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn is having a guest on tonight who is going to outline how this domino effect will happen very rapidly and lead to an all out war against the west, kill or be killed I guess is what is coming. Going to call the wife and ask her to tape this one for me. Just an FYI ... PS: This was posted in the "Chit Chat" forum only
  • A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and Photos) February 2010

    02/03/2010 5:27:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 481 replies · 7,658+ views
    It is now over a year since the best President of this century has left his office and the more time goes by the more I miss him. I thought I would post an excerpt of his State of the Union Address, which he gave on February 2, 2005. I will post the link to the entire speech at the end of the quote for anyone to read the entire speech, if you want to Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • President Bush pacified Iraq & why can't President Obama do the same in Afghanistan? (VANITY)

    10/01/2009 6:56:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies · 1,474+ views
    Thursday, October 1, 2009 | self
  • A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): April 2009

    04/01/2009 6:15:10 PM PDT · by snugs · 429 replies · 10,096+ views
    As we enter April 2009 we are being bombarded by the media hyping up the first 100 days of President Obama I thought it would be nice to look back at the first 100 days of George W Bush Presidency. The White House Website for the Bush Administration had a photo essay for the first 100 days which I am sure will provoke fond memories. At the weekend I will post photos covering the first 2 weeks of April 2001 which once again I am sure will make us all feel nostalgic for the President we supported, respected and trusted...
  • The "Dumb" Things President Bush Has Said

    01/26/2009 6:07:02 PM PST · by DBCJR · 5 replies · 908+ views
    Vanity
    When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart. George W. Bush After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers. George W. Bush America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children. George W. Bush America is a Nation with a mission - and...
  • Congratulations, Alamo-Girl, on the Release of Your New Book!

    11/23/2008 11:45:43 AM PST · by betty boop · 237 replies · 4,784+ views
    There is Only One Great Commandment ^ | November 23, 2008 | betty boop
    Congratulations, Alamo-Girl, on the Release of Your New Book! There Is Only One Great Commandment Lulu Press, 2008 It is my honor and distinct pleasure to announce the publication of Alamo-Girl’s new book, There Is Only One Great Commandment, a prayerful work of Christian witness and devotion that speaks to how one centers one’s life in God. A non-denominational, non-sectarian work, it focuses on Christian living — on the growth of the Image of Christ in our souls, in our everyday lives. In There Is Only One Great Commandment, Alamo-Girl offers to conduct you on a spiritual walk through the...
  • Tampa Bay Rays win ALCS pennant!!! Ending Boston's 9 game ALCS elimination winning streak.

    10/19/2008 8:49:24 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 75 replies · 1,306+ views
    vanity | October 19, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    The last 2 years the World Series has seen expansion teams from Colorado and Florida.
  • Bush gives away the farm — and the highway, too

    09/11/2007 7:12:14 AM PDT · by claudiustg · 103 replies · 1,522+ views
    The Daily Inter Lake ^ | 9Sep07 | FRANK MIELE
    You have to hand it to President Bush — he is persistent. The Iraq war would be a good case of persistence, if not exactly a good war. But let’s not get distracted by that war this week as there are many more examples of Bush’s persistence which don’t carry the emotional baggage of Iraq. Without taking time to analyze each and every one of them, there were the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the proposal to turn U.S. port security over to the Mideast city-state of Dubai, the dogged loyalty to Donald Rumsfeld and Alberto Gonzales,...
  • FReep This Poll! Do you agree with President Bush commuting I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term?

    07/03/2007 12:29:25 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 1,197+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | July 3, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Here is the poll question in full form... Do you agree with President Bush's decision to commute former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term? Yes No Not sure Link over to the North County Times/The Californian homepage. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • A MOST SOLEMN CALL [FASTING FRIDAYS AGAINST TERRORISM N ALERTS RE NYC ATTACK LOOMING]

    08/08/2005 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Quix · 63 replies · 1,261+ views
    A Most Solemn Call Christine Darg Dear friends, The following call is a very serious one and right on, I want to add again the call to pray for New York as this City represents by my understanding the main target of the next attack in the US, also as until recently it had the largest concentration of Jewish People in the world. They call it the "Big Apple" and the Jewish people are the "Apple of God's Eye". I really felt that was a lot of the reason that it became already the target on 9/11, and it will...
  • Ex-President Bush speaks of pride in his sons

    03/14/2007 12:12:11 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 402+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2007 | James Ricci
    Former President George Herbert Walker Bush spent a significant part of his speech in Los Angeles on Monday night talking of his love of family and his pride in the son who currently occupies the White House. Yet as the 82-year-old former chief executive recounted his years as president, the tale of how he governed stood in marked contrast to what critics, a few of whom were in the audience, say are the official actions of his beleaguered son. Enumerating the crises and triumphs of his term — among them the successful coalition-building before the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the...
  • First President Bush Sobs While Talking of Son

    12/05/2006 3:21:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 2,553+ views
    AOL News ^ | December 5, 2006 | Brendan Farrington, AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 5) - Former President George H.W. Bush came here Monday to talk about leadership and opened his remarks with advice on working with rivals, being patient and building personal relationships. He then broke down in tears mentioning his son, Gov. Jeb Bush, as an example of leadership and the way he handled losing the 1994 governor's race to popular incumbent Democrat Lawton Chiles. He vaguely referred to dirty tricks in the campaign. "He didn't whine about it. He didn't complain," the former president said before choking up in front of lawmakers, Gov. Bush's top administrators and state...
  • As Talk Radio Wavers, Bush Moves to Firm Up Support (Hannity, Ingraham, Boortz and others)

    10/16/2006 8:56:21 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 169 replies · 4,326+ views
    NY Times ^ | Tuesday October 17th, 2006 | JIM RUTENBERG
    President Bush discussed his policies with conservative radio hosts last month at the White House, including, from left, Mike Gallagher, Neal Boortz, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Michael Medved. WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 — On an overcast Friday morning last month, White House aides ushered an influential group of conservative radio hosts into the Oval Office for a private audience with the president. For an hour and a half, Mr. Bush discussed his case for the war in Iraq, his immigration proposals and even the personality of his Scottish terrier Barney, who scratched on the door during the session until the...
  • U.S. Congress restricts Bush on Iraq spending

    09/29/2006 9:08:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies · 953+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday, September 29, 2006 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday moved to block the Bush administration from building permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq or controlling the country's oil sector, as it approved $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The restrictions included in a record $447 billion military funding bill were a slap at the administration, and Republicans have stripped them out of legislation in the past. Democrats and many Republicans say the Iraqi insurgency has been fueled by perceptions the United States has ambitions for a permanent presence in the country. The administration has downplayed prospects...
  • Bush not a winner in 'home' state, but not alone

    08/22/2006 4:02:39 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 901+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 22 August 2006 | Keating Holland
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush boldly, albeit light-heartedly, announced that he was "going to stay out of Connecticut" and its senatorial race, adding he may be "the only presidential candidate who never carried the state in which he was born." When Bush made the remark at a Monday press conference, he admitted it may not hold up to extensive research. And in this case, fact-checkers didn't have to dig too deeply. His father George H. W. Bush -- born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts -- lost his "home" state by decisive margins in his two runs as a major...
  • Bush Argues Democrats Don’t Understand Threat to U.S.

    08/21/2006 5:34:02 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 48 replies · 1,391+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/21/06 | Jim Rutenberg
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 — President Bush seized today on Democratic calls for withdrawal from Iraq to make an election-year case that his political rivals did not properly understand the threats to the nation and would create a more dangerous world. It was the most direct attack Mr. Bush has made yet against the Democrats from a White House lectern this election year, and it effectively marked the beginning of a more outright political season for the president and his aides as they work to help Republicans maintain control of Congress this fall. The appearance marked an early, pre-Labor Day start...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views
    Careerbuilder.com ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, CareerBuilder.com found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another CareerBuilder.com survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • Autistic teen hoops star meets President Bush

    03/14/2006 11:47:34 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies · 2,340+ views
    ESPN ^ | Tuesday, March 14, 2006 | Associated Press
    "Our country was captivated by an amazing story on the basketball court," the president told reporters gathered on the tarmac, his arm draped around the 17-year-old senior, with Air Force One, the presidential jet, in the background. "It's the story of a young man who found his touch on the basketball court, which in turn touched the hearts of citizens all around the country." The president joked that if his aging body would let him return to the basketball court, he'd want a lesson from McElwain. Because of his autism, McElwain didn't begin talking until he was 5 and still...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.25.06

    01/25/2006 3:06:18 PM PST · by GretchenM · 272 replies · 3,379+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday January 25, 2006 | GretchenM
    Our American president went to the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland, to speak with staff and address the press there. Click here for text of his remarks. He also spoke with former clerks of Judge Alito's. Laua Bush oversaw the "Coming Up Taller Awards" in the White House, an initiative of the U.S. President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities overseen by the first lady. This is for after-school events that promote the arts in youth. Welcome to Sanity Island!
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (and Laura, overseas; photos): 1.18.06

    01/18/2006 3:51:38 PM PST · by GretchenM · 182 replies · 3,495+ views
    breitbart.com, yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday January 18, 2006 | GretchenM
    At the White House, the president met with current and former Iraqi citizens, victims of Saddam Hussein's regime. Laura Bush continues her African visit (with her daughter, Barbara). She criticized Senator Clinton for suggesting that the Republican-controlled House is run like a plantation where dissenting voices are ignored. "It's a ridiculous comment," Mrs. Bush told reporters when asked about the remark. She headed home after reaffirming the U.S. commitment to help Nigeria treat AIDS patients and stem the spread of HIV. She said she hoped that "one day an entire generation" will be free of the disease that has ravaged...
  • Bush Skating Circles Around the Democrats

    01/13/2006 5:16:22 AM PST · by billorites · 16 replies · 1,014+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 13, 2006 | Froma Harrup
    It's always painful watching President Bush skate circles around the Democrats. Believe me, I take no pleasure in the sight. Bush's figure eights were on display recently when he warned Democrats to tread carefully on the war issue in the midterm-election campaign. Speaking before the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he said Americans know the difference between "honest critics" and "defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right." Reporters sharply asked Bush spokesman Scott McClellan whether the president was stifling dissent. And Rep. John Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat, repeated his call for an immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq....
  • U.S. Soldiers Nab 43 Suspects South of Baghdad (Rounding Up the Terrs. Yee-Haw!!!!!)

    12/14/2005 5:54:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 637+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Task Force Baghdad soldiers detained 43 suspected terrorists during recent operations conducted to ensure a safe environment for Iraq's upcoming national elections, military officials in Baghdad reported today. On Dec. 10, soldiers discovered a house containing an makeshift bomb and detained four suspected terrorists in separate incidents. During a routine patrol of an area south of Baghdad, the Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, inspected an abandoned house and discovered the bomb, which consisted of a 5-foot pipe filled with explosives. An explosives team detonated...
  • Brit Hume interview: President Bush on Special Report TODAY! Wed. Dec. 14th 6pm ET

    12/14/2005 8:36:40 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 95 replies · 2,969+ views
    Special Report at Fox News ^ | Wednesday December 14th, 2005 | Brit Hume
    • With President Bush on the offensive about Iraq, he gives Brit Hume the exclusive you can't miss! His strategy for success, plan for the troops, and blue print for victory — only on “Special Report with Brit Hume” today at 6 p.m. ET! (replay at midnight ET)
  • "A Very Beazley Christmas" - Whitehouse Christmas 2005 movie presentation (Funny!, with video link)

    12/09/2005 4:08:17 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 44 replies · 2,354+ views
    Whitehouse website ^ | December 2005 | Barney Productions
    "A Very Beazley Christmas" Starring Barney, Miss Beazley, President Bush, Laura Bush, Andy Card, Lynne Cheney, Willie the cat and others. - Barney Productions - http://www.whitehouse.gov/barney/barneycam2005.wm.v.html (9 minutes, 48 seconds running time) The making of "A Very Beazley Christmas" photo essay: http://www.whitehouse.gov/holiday/2005/photoessays/essay4/index.html Whitehouse "Holidays at the Whitehouse" site: (with many fun links)http://www.whitehouse.gov/holiday/2005/
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11.23.05

    11/23/2005 3:06:15 PM PST · by GretchenM · 124 replies · 4,761+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday November 23, 2005 | GretchenM
    The president and first lady are at their home in Crawford, Texas. Today's photos are some pick ups from last night. ... Wishing everyone an enjoyable Thanksgiving, and issuing another welcome to Sanity Island ...
  • A Day in the Life of President and Mrs. Bush Overseas (photos): 11.16.05

    11/16/2005 2:46:03 PM PST · by GretchenM · 258 replies · 3,819+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday November 17, 2005 | GretchenM
    President and Mrs. Bush are in Asia; he is participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference. Secretary of State Rice is attending the ancillary APEC Ministerial Conference, after negotiating for the opening of Gaza's borders on her 51st birthday. "How Rice Won a Mideast Deal" (worth reading). Something to watch: New Documents Reveal Saddam Hid WMDs, Was Tied to Al Qaida . Welcome to Sanity Island!
  • A day in the life of President Bush (10/17/05): photos

    10/17/2005 4:21:04 PM PDT · by snugs · 124 replies · 3,253+ views
    www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov ^ | 17th October 2005 | Snugs
    The President and Mrs Bush spent part of the weekend at Camp David. Upon his arrival back at the White House on Sunday the President spoke with members of the media congratulating the Iraqis for successfully completing voting on the constitutional referendum, calling it a very positive day. Yesterday former U.S. President George Bush and his wife Barbara Bush watched the Houston Astros against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Houston, Texas Today The President Discusses Harriet Miers Nomination with Former Texas Supreme Court Justices The President also met with...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (8/28/05): includes pics of pro-GWB rally in Crawford

    08/28/2005 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 166 replies · 4,479+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush, as he readied the federal government for a massive relief effort, on Sunday urged people in the path of Hurricane Katrina to forget anything but their safety and move to higher ground as instructed. "We cannot stress enough the danger this hurricane poses to Gulf Coast communities," Bush said as the storm roared across the gulf toward New Orleans and other communities. "I urge all citizens to put their own safety and the safety of their families first by moving to safe ground." With forecasters warning of a category five storm, the president...
  • Bush heads to Crawford for August vacation

    08/02/2005 2:11:49 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 84 replies · 1,594+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush left for his traditional midsummer break Tuesday having accomplished the first goal of his second term -- ensuring he wouldn't spend four years as a lame duck. Before heading to the ranch in Crawford, Texas, the president celebrated congressional passage of his long-stalled energy bill -- a goal he has sought since moving into the White House -- and approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. But the early success doesn't end there. Bush oversaw passage of the $286 billion transportation bill, which had been stalled in Congress for two years, and the Patriot Act...
  • John Kerry Reportedly To Present "Downing Street Memo" To Congress (New Info)

    06/05/2005 10:27:40 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 267 replies · 14,528+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 06-05-2005 | Douglas Maher
    John Kerry Reportedly To Present "Downing Street Memo" To Congress June 5, 2005 7:36 a.m. EST Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter Washington,D.C. (AHN)- After remaining almost silent since losing the 2004 election by thirty four electoral votes, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is reportedly planning to to present Congress with The Downing Street Memo, reported last month by the London Times. The memo purports to include minutes from a July 2002 meeting with Tony Blair, in which Blair allegedly said that President Bush's administration "fixed" intelligence on Iraq in order to justify the Iraqi war. The Downing...
  • Historians vs. George W. Bush

    05/24/2005 9:13:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies · 1,081+ views
    History News Network ^ | 5-17-04 | Robert S. McElvaine
    Although his approval ratings have slipped somewhat in recent weeks, President George W. Bush still enjoys the overall support of nearly half of the American people. He does not, however, fare nearly so well among professional historians.A recent informal, unscientific survey of historians conducted at my suggestion by George Mason University’s History News Network found that eight in ten historians responding rate the current presidency an overall failure. Of 415 historians who expressed a view of President Bush’s administration to this point as a success or failure, 338 classified it as a failure and 77 as a success. (Moreover, it...
  • The Bushes do culture their own way (President owns an iPod; his reading list)

    02/16/2005 4:55:13 PM PST · by ambrose · 106 replies · 2,481+ views
    AP ^ | 2.16.05
    The Bushes do culture their own way By Robin Abcarian | Associated Press February 16, 2005 There are certain colorful aspects of the president's life that have not been much explored, understandably overshadowed by war and a hard-fought election. That he listens to Creedence Clearwater Revival on his iPod, for instance. That he loves biographies and has recently dipped into Tom Wolfe's latest take on American culture. That he and his wife are enthusiastic art collectors. That he has no idea what's happening on Wisteria Lane. These points may be light, but they are not entirely trivial. As historian Douglas...
  • Long doesn't run from controversy (Black Preacher Against Homosexuality and Liberalism)

    12/13/2004 9:18:21 AM PST · by Lance Romance · 10 replies · 629+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 12, 2004 | ADD SEYMOUR JR.
    Long doesn't run from controversy By ADD SEYMOUR JR. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, December 12, 2004 Eddie Long has always been able to deliver a message. After graduating from North Carolina Central University in 1976, Long, a business major, went to work for Ford Motor Co. as a sales representative in a mostly white region of rural Virginia.His sales pitch, he recalled, was simple. "I said, 'Look ... I'm black. You're white. You can call me whatever you want, but I'm here to help you make some money. And I need you to help me make some money,' " Long...
  • Kerry: Bush to Pull US Troops out of Iraq Before Elections

    07/17/2004 11:43:29 PM PDT · by ambrose · 48 replies · 3,607+ views
    Zaman Daily ^ | 7.16.04
    Kerry: Bush to Pull US Troops out of Iraq Before Elections US Democratic Party presidential candidate John F. Kerry disclosed earlier today that if he wins the presidential elections on November 2, he has three conditions that would have to be met before he would pull American troops out of Iraq. In addition Kerry claims that his rival US President George W. Bush plans to withdraw American soldiers from Iraq prior to the elections. Kerry told the Wall Street Journal that if he is elected the next president of the US he would make the decision to withdraw the troops...
  • Trailblazer

    06/20/2004 10:12:36 PM PDT · by writer33 · 47 replies · 1,021+ views
    Self | 06/20/2004 | Chris Davis
    On November 6, 2000, President George Bush was elected President of the United States. Despite the liberal challenges through recount after recount after recount, George W. Bush still won the election. Regardless of the liberal slander and court challenges, George W. Bush still won the election. It was his destiny, his America. His chance to change the course of the U.S. Military, the course of the American spirit, revive a sluggish economy, and a chance to bring pride back to the White House. After eight years of debauchery in the Oval Office, President Bush was sworn in on January 20,...
  • Bush Speech Reaffirms Iraq Plan

    05/25/2004 9:22:27 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 88+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May.25,2004 | Jeff Gannon of Talon News
    President Bush delivered the first of a series of speeches about his plan for transforming Iraq on Monday night. In his remarks, the president said that he was reporting to America and the Iraqi people "on the strategy our Nation is pursuing in Iraq, and the specific steps we are taking to achieve our goals." Speaking to an enthusiastic audience at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA, the president laid out five steps to freedom and democracy for the country ruled for decades by a dictator (full speech text). He reiterated that the goal is to see the Iraqi...
  • Bush insiders slam lack of discussion

    03/30/2004 12:51:28 PM PST · by rogueleader · 22 replies · 106+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 28, 2004 | Ron Hutcheson
    WASHINGTON — Accounts from insiders in the Bush White House describe a tightly controlled, top-down organization that pushes a predetermined agenda, shuns dissenting views and discourages open debate. Tell-all books from former Bush counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke and former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, as well as accounts from other administration insiders, shed light on President Bush's decision-making style. Critics say the flip side of the legendary discipline at the Bush White House is a near-complete disregard for alternative opinions that sometimes leads to trouble. In Clarke's view, Bush's reliance on a small circle of aides blinded the president to threats...
  • On the stump: Kerry disses National Guard

    02/06/2004 2:11:27 AM PST · by ambrose · 68 replies · 306+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 2.6.04 | Commercial Appeal
    Kerry disses Guard John Kerry slipped in a shiv Tuesday night when asked about President Bush's service record. He seemed to lump those who joined the National Guard with those who didn't serve - and that could backfire with Guard vets. "I would defend the President's choice with respect to going into the Guard," said Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran. "I've never made any judgments about any choice somebody made about avoiding the draft, about going to Canada, going to jail, being a conscientious objector, going into the National Guard. Those are choices people make."
  • The 43 Facial Muscles That Reveal

    08/05/2003 6:41:55 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 655+ views
    NY Times ^ | 08/05/03 | JUDY FOREMAN
    Dr. Paul Ekman, the professor of psychology who has become the world's most famous face reader, is much in demand these days. The Dalai Lama and Dr. Ekman, who have met twice, found such synergy in their understanding of human emotions that the Dalai Lama gave Dr. Ekman $50,000 in seed money to learn how to improve emotional balance in schoolteachers and other people in high pressure jobs. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency and state and local police forces have turned to Dr. Ekman for help learning to read subtle emotional cues from the faces, voices...
  • Bush's Father, After Skin Treatment, Golfs with Son

    08/03/2002 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-3-02
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (Reuters) - President Bush on Saturday played a sunrise round of golf with his father, the former president, who was fresh from treatment for a skin condition regarded as potentially precancerous. "Let's hear it -- make the old boy feel better," Bush said in coaxing a round of applause from onlookers after his father, former President George Bush, hit his tee shot from the front tees at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine. At the golf course, the White House distributed a news release from the Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale, Arizona, branch saying the former president had...
  • What do X42 and President George W. Bush have in common with the number 43?

    07/30/2002 7:40:08 AM PDT · by NordP · 10 replies · 2,153+ views
    MrNordP
    Answer: X42's waist measurement and President George W. Bush's resting heart rate!
  • A Dynasty s Dilemma...No. 43 has to learn the lessons that ended his dad s career

    07/23/2002 5:25:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Newsweek ^ | July 29 issue | Jonathan Alter and Howard Fineman
    A Dynasty’s Dilemma   The war’s gone well, but the economy’s hurting. Sound familiar? As the markets fall, No. 43 has to learn the lessons that ended his dad’s career       By Jonathan Alter and Howard FinemanNEWSWEEK       July 29 issue —  Dan Bartlett, the White House communications director, is a careful, businesslike aide—a corporate-style Texan who favors charcoal gray pinstriped suits and white shirts. So when he moved into the choice corner West Wing suite vacated by the departing Karen Hughes earlier this month, he made sure to take his “41” notes with him....