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  • The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush

    12/09/2010 6:38:19 AM PST · by safetysign · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2010 | Larry Elder
    The WikiLeaks de facto declassification of privileged material makes it case closed: Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- and intended to restart his program once the heat was off. President George W. Bush, in the 2003 State of the Union address, uttered the infamous "16 words": "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Former Ambassador Joe Wilson sprang into action and, in an op-ed piece, in effect wrote, "No, the Cheney administration sent me to investigate the allegation -- and I found it without merit." Put aside that Wilson's...
  • Matt Damon would ‘kiss George W. Bush on the mouth’ for work on AIDS("three seconds. No tongue.")

    04/19/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Actor and activist Matt Damon, not typically a Republican supporter, this week gushed over former President George W. Bush's work fighting AIDS in Africa, saying it made him want to kiss the Texan “on the mouth.” Damon, a foreign aid activist who co-founded the nongovernmental organization, had high praise for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a commitment by the United States to spend $15 billion over five years fighting HIV/AIDS that Bush signed into law. “I would kiss George W. Bush on the mouth for what he did on PEPFAR,” Damon told The Atlantic in an...
  • Bush Defends Tax Cuts & Romney/Ryan Embrace Them & Bush As Well. Obama Charts An Opposing Course

    04/10/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    4/10/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was surprised to see President George W. Bush enter the political foray Tuesday - defending his tax cuts in general at least - so quickly after Ryan/Romney have teamed up to promote the Ryan plan. As I have said, President Bush would become an issue in this election, and Romney would either embrace/endorse Bush or would toss Bush/Bush's policies/Bush-style tax cuts/or quasi-Bush-style tax cuts under the bus. Remember Romney saying that he was an "independent" under Reagan/Bush Sr? He can't be squeamish this time around. With Ryan and Romney recently teaming up together to promote tax cuts, and Bush...
  • 'Axis of Evil' turns 10

    04/03/2012 1:42:38 PM PDT · by lward99 · 2 replies
    Times247 ^ | 4/3/12 | Times247
    Ten years ago, President George W. Bush famously referred to Iran, Iraq and North Korea as "the axis of evil." Ridiculed in the press at the time, his words now appear to be prescient. Iran threatens Israel and the world with its nuclear ambitions, North Korea continues to destabilize the Pacific with its military posturing, and al Qaeda in Iraq continues to terrorize innocent civilians, even in the absence of American soldiers.
  • Romney gets Bush backing, but no sign of George W. (Barf alert)

    03/30/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 30, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES, AP
    George W. Bush is as hard to find in his father's office, as he is in the 2012 presidential contest. The 43rd president appears in a gold-framed picture tucked into a far corner of the room, partially hidden by a Texas flag and a cabinet door. The placement — whether intentional or not — is a reminder of the Republican presidential campaign and the lengths to which Romney and his rivals have tried to marginalize the two-term president.
  • George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is a 'No-Brainer’

    03/14/2012 1:06:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 107 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-13-12
    TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday. The $7.6 billion Keystone XL line would generate private-sector employment and government revenue, he said at an American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers conference in San Diego. The U.S. government’s budget deficit is unsustainable and must be reduced by supporting industry, Bush said. “The clear goal ought to be how to get the private sector to grow,” said Bush, who spoke during a luncheon at...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Kudlow: A King Dollar GOP?

    02/13/2012 5:19:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | February 13, 2012 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Out on the campaign trail, Fed head Ben Bernanke is an unpopular guy. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have both said they would replace Bernanke, not reappoint him. Rep. Ron Paul would swap the whole Federal Reserve monetary system for a gold-linked dollar, making the yellow metal legal tender. And it was Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, before he dropped out of the race, who said more quantitative easing by the Fed would be "almost treasonous." Republicans in Washington are equally unimpressed by Bernanke. Rep. Paul Ryan recently criticized the Fed for bankrolling our huge budget deficits and thereby accommodating...
  • Could Any Of You Imagine Obama Doing This? (VANITY)

  • Brian Williams Points Finger At Bush In 2006 Interview (video)

    01/29/2012 2:11:43 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 29, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    Last week it was all the outrage that Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer pointed her finger at President Obama. Some pundits, including Bill Maher, said this incident was unprecedented. It turns out, that is not true. In an August 2006 interview of then President George W. Bush the anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" Brian Williams pointed his finger in the former Commander in Chief's face several times. Williams seemed doubtful of Bush's reading habits, which at the time included a book about a French philosopher and another book about the battle of New Orleans.
  • The Republican's best bet may not be whom you expect (Says Huntsman is a new McCain)

    01/02/2012 4:23:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Daily Star ^ | January 3, 2012 | Professor Chibli Mallat
    I have grown cynical of party politics in mature democracies, including the most exciting democracy of all, the United States. In the middle of a spectrum exclusively defined by Republicans and Democrats, personality and style must be favored over platforms that few candidates are ever able to implement. So many people are bored by politics in the U.S. that half of the voters don’t bother to vote. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If politics does not affect the daily life of citizens, to the extent that most can choose to ignore it, then some wisdom has been found...
  • Patriot Act, Security Prompt GOP Sparring In CNN National Security Debate

    11/22/2011 6:47:02 PM PST · by edpc · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 Nov 2011 | Peter Hamby
    The Republican candidates for president outlined their visions for fighting terrorism and keeping the country safe during a CNN debate Tuesday held just down the street from the White House they hope to occupy. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the latest GOP frontrunner in this volatile primary season, sparred with libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul over the Patriot Act as the debate opened, with Gingrich calling for an even more robust version of the law. "I would look at strengthening it because the dangers that are posed are so great," Gingrich said. Paul, who has been sharply critical of the...
  • The Left's Many Double Standards

    11/11/2011 3:37:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 11, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    Today's liberals would have you believe they occupy the moral high ground on every political and cultural issue. But have you ever taken inventory of their double standards? The left's inconsistency in applying their principles based on the party affiliation of those they're judging, gives fuller meaning to the concept of moral relativism. The only thing that's consistent is their reliable inconsistency, whether in the area of economic, social or national defense issues. Let's consider just a few examples: -- When "bimbo eruptions" threatened to derail Bill Clinton's campaign, his hit squad, the commander in chief of which was Hillary...
  • How Obama Bought Off The Big Banks (and vice versa)

    11/08/2011 11:54:14 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-8-11 | Steve McCann
    Occasionally the Washington Post does some real reporting. Yesterday Zachery Goldfarb did an analysis of the aggregate profits over the past three years for the major banks and financial institutions as compared to the eight years of the Bush administration. The finding: these firms have accumulated more profit in the three years of the Obama administration than they did in the two terms of George W. Bush. In an interview with Mr. Goldfarb on NPR when asked what kind of companies and how this happened, replied: We're talking about banks, the big ones you've heard of, Citigroup, Bank of America....
  • Is Condoleezza Rice trying to be the next Republican vice-presidential nominee?

    11/07/2011 2:29:15 PM PST · by johnatures · 19 replies
    Associated Content ^ | November 7, 2011 | John A. Tures
    Ever since he won the Florida U.S. Senate seat, folks have been talking up Marco Rubio's vice-presidential credentials. But Condoleezza Rice, who has been in the news a lot lately, is a better bet to be the No. 2 candidate for a Mitt Romney or Rick Perry candidacy. Here's why.
  • Press Man: Cheney Reaction

    10/24/2011 9:12:40 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 2011 | Andrew Ferguson
    I remember when it was socially acceptable to like and even admire Dick Cheney, whose memoir In My Time was greeted last month with unanimous catcalls from members of the mainstream press. For more than two decades, Washington’s mainstreamers considered Cheney a rare clubbable Republican—genial, brainy (he studied for a Ph.D. in political science), and safe. You could invite him to a dinner party and know he wouldn’t start spouting Bible verses and frighten the caterers. “Cheney is smart, he is tough, and he is totally trustworthy,” wrote the Washington Post’s David Broder, who served as unofficial spokesman for the...
  • Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection (Big Government™ is watching you)

    10/07/2011 8:18:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | 2011-10-07 | Declan McCullagh
    An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues...
  • Joe Biden: The economy belongs to us, not Bush

    09/29/2011 10:08:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden said in a live interview with Miami public radio station WLRN Thursday that the Obama administration - not the Bush administration - now has ownership of the struggling U.S. economy. Biden said Americans have "good reason to be upset" because they lost jobs because of the recession, "something they didn't have a thing to do with creating." "Even though 50-some percent of the American people think the economy tanked because of the last administration, that's not relevant," said the vice president. "What's relevant is we're in charge."
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at
  • Buchanan: Bush Broke United States As A Superpower

    08/29/2011 4:57:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 154 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pat Buchanan regularly serves as Morning Joe's lone conservative in the show's self-described 10:1 ratio of lib to conservative guests. But Buchanan this morning demonstrated that he is anything but a Republican partisan. Sounding more like Barney Frank after a bad night's sleep, Buchanan blasted President George W. Bush, claiming 43 "broke the Republican party and frankly he broke the United States as a superpower." View the video here.
  • FLASHBACK--George W. Bush Gives Up Golf: ‘Playing Golf During a War Sends Wrong Message’

    08/22/2011 5:05:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    FLASHBACK--George W. Bush Gives Up Golf: ‘Playing Golf During a War Sends Wrong Message’ Monday, August 22, 2011 By Penny Starr ( – The White House has released some information about President Barack Obama’s vacation on Massachusetts’ upscale Martha’s Vineyard including his golf games, but no open press coverage of his time on the links has been allowed. President George W. Bush, who routinely allowed journalists to accompany him on golf outings early in his presidency, told Politico in May 2008 that he decided to give up the game in August 2003 after a bomb attack on the United Nations...
  • WORTH WATCHING! This is a REAL Commander in Chief

    07/30/2011 12:38:07 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/30/11 | Youtube
    This is a REAL Commander in Chief.
  • George W Bush 'was projecting calm' with 9/11 blank look[Pelosi,Franken's Eve Of Destruction Scare]

    07/29/2011 6:35:21 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | Friday 29 July 2011 | World Staff
    George W Bush says his blank reaction to the first news of the Sept 11 attacks while US president was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis. In a rare interview with the National Geographic Channel, Mr Bush reflected on what was going through his mind when he was informed that a second passenger jet had hit New York's World Trade Center. Mr Bush was visiting a Florida classroom at the time, and the incident - which was caught by television cameras - has often been used by critics to ridicule his apparently dazed response...
  • Feds can't make up minds on mercury bulbs

    07/23/2011 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 22, 2011 | WND
    In what critics call a classic case of the government working at cross purposes, Washington is forcing residents across the country to install mercury lighting inside their homes while phasing out mercury lighting outside homes to protect the environment. Yes, you read that right. In 2005, Congress passed a law banning mercury vapor streetlights – two years before it banned incandescent light bulbs in favor of mercury vapor compact florescent bulbs. Under the Energy Policy Act, signed by President Bush in August 2005, manufacturers cannot make or import ballasts for mercury vapor lights after Jan. 1, 2008. According to the...
  • After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes a New Nation [sign that said “Thank You George Bush”]

    07/09/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes a New Nation By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN JUBA, South Sudan — The celebrations erupted at midnight. Thousands of revelers poured into Juba’s steamy streets in the predawn hours on Saturday, hoisting enormous flags, singing, dancing and leaping on the back of cars. “Freedom!” they screamed. A new nation was being born in what used to be a forlorn, war-racked patch of Africa, and to many it seemed nothing short of miraculous. After more than five decades of an underdog, guerrilla struggle and two million lives lost, the Republic of South Sudan, Africa’s 54th state,...
  • 'Free at last': South Sudan is world's newest nation

    07/09/2011 9:37:27 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 10 replies ^ | Sat. July 09, 2011 | MSNBC
    JUBA — Saturday meant that South Sudan and its black tribesmen would for the first time be linked politically with sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya and Uganda are already laying strong economic ties with their northern neighbor, an oil-rich country that may one day ship its oil to a Kenyan port, instead of through the pipelines controlled by Khartoum. "From today our identity is southern and African, not Arabic and Muslim," read a hand-painted sign that one man carried as he walked through the crowds. South Sudan first celebrated its new status with a a raucous street party at midnight. At a...
  • South Sudan becomes world's newest nation

    07/08/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 58 replies
    AP via AJC ^ | 5:11 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 | MAGGIE FICK
    JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan became the world's newest nation early Saturday, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of at least 2 million people. Residents of the new nation — the Republic of South Sudan — danced in the streets, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world's newest president, Salva Kiir. South Sudan earned independence at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the culmination of a January independence vote guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war. Saturday's early morning celebrations were joyous...

    06/02/2011 4:09:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 88 replies ^ | 06/02/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    A quasi-scandal has broken out at Arkansas’ Russellville Middle School. The school’s yearbook featured a list of the “Top 5 Worst People of All Time.” Some of the world’s most horrific murderers and maniacs were included: Adolph Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Charles Manson… Few people would argue that these individuals don’t deserve a spot on that roster. Each went on murderous rampages and were, arguably, mentally-imbalanced. However, it‘s the list’s last two names that are causing a stir: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The former president and vice-president don’t seem to share many characteristics with the other men they...
  • George W. Bush made $15M on speaking circuit

    05/20/2011 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    George W. Bush made $15M on speaking circuit By: Jennifer Epstein May 20, 2011 09:05 AM EDT Before he left the White House, George W. Bush said he had plans to “replenish the ol’ coffers” by making a ‘ridiculous’ amount of money on the lecture circuit. Like other recent former presidents, he’s done just that. In the two years since leaving office, Bush has earned an estimated $15 million at $100,000 to $150,000 per speech, the Center for Public Integrity reported Friday. Bush’s spokesman, David Sherzer, said the former president has delivered about 140 paid speeches. Sherzer did not immediately...
  • The Vindication of George W. Bush

    05/05/2011 6:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2011 | Guy Benson
    As lefties gloat over the political implications of Osama bin Laden’s demise, and the media ramp up an “Obama bounce” meme, conservatives should politely but persistently shift the conversation from politics to policy. In my latest column for Townhall, I draw on a number of fascinating news accounts elucidating how the our military and intelligence community finally nailed bin Laden. US officials describe a “mosaic” of intelligence that ultimately led a team of Navy SEALs to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan — suggesting that it took many years and myriad sources to pinpoint bin Laden’s precise location. As we now...
  • The Interrupted Reading: The Kids with George Bush on 9/11

    05/03/2011 2:49:16 PM PDT · by library user · 17 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2011 | by Tim Padgett
    ~ EXCERPT ~ There has rarely been a starker juxtaposition of evil and innocence than the moment President George W. Bush received the news about 9/11 while reading The Pet Goat with second-graders in Sarasota, Florida. Seven-year-olds can't understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult's face is telling them something is very wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels' class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the sudden, devastated change in Bush's expression when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news...
  • U.S. should legalize drugs, says former Mexican president Fox (sure thing, Vince)

    05/03/2011 12:53:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/3/2011 | Jim Forsyth
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said this week that the only way to end the drug violence plaguing his country is for the United States to legalize drugs. "As a country, we are going through problems due to the fact that the United States consumes too many drugs," Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000-2006, told reporters Monday night before a speech at the Turkish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio. "I would recommend to legalize, de-penalize all drugs," Fox added. He said the drug violence threatens to rip his country apart. It has claimed more than 37,000 lives...
  • Bin Laden Was Found at Luxurious Pakistan Compound

    05/02/2011 3:14:56 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 92 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | May 02, 2011 | Reuters
    U.S. forces finally found al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, U.S. officials said early on Monday. They were led to the fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden's most trusted couriers, whom U.S. officials said was identified by men captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with...
  • Andrea Mitchell Mocks Bush With 'Mission Accomplished'

    05/02/2011 6:04:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Commenting on the death of Osama Bin Laden, Rep. Gary Ackerman has gloated: "this is the 'Mission Accomplished' moment President Bush only fantasized about." Could the Dem from New York have gotten the inspiration for his taunt from Andrea Mitchell? The question arises because in the run-up to President Obama's announcement last night, Mitchell said something similar, if not quite as pointedly partisan. Not only did Mitchell throw Mission Accomplished in Pres. Bush's face, she also, for purposes of taking another slap at Pres. Bush, misrepresented the history of Tora Bora. Mitchell claimed that John Kerry made it a 2004...
  • Former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton Issue Statements on Osama Bin Laden Death

    05/01/2011 9:21:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2011 | Karen Travers and Z. Byron Wolf
    SNIP Bush called the operation a “momentous achievement” that “marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.” “I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude,” the former president said in a statement. “The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.” Former President Bill Clinton, who was in office for...
  • While Obama played Oprah

    04/28/2011 12:25:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 28,2011 | Scott W. Johnson
    At his birth certificate press conference yesterday, Obama put it this way: "We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have more important things to do. I have more important things to do." Then he took off for Chicago to put in some "important" face time on Oprah's show. An alert reader who serves in one of the branches of the military points out what President Bush was up to while Obama was attending to business on Oprah: TERLINGUA, Texas (AP) -- Kenneth Butler touched the metal end of his prosthetic arm instinctively as he recalled the...
  • George W. Bush Jokes To Stephanopoulos: ‘Just Because You’re Reporting It’ Doesn’t Mean It’s True

    04/27/2011 8:20:00 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 27, 2011
    Former President George W. Bush is going on a three-day mountain bike ride in Texas with soldiers who were wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to help raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. He appeared with George Stephanopoulos this morning to promote the cause and seemed to be in a great mood as he playfully joked “you haven’t lost a step Stephanopoulos.” Bush tried to keep the interview focused on his bike ride, even laughing how the wounded soldier sitting next to him with one leg is faster than he is on a bicycle. Yet Stephanopoulos couldn’t resist...
  • The W100 Starts Tomorrow! (Pres. Bush 43 100K 3 Day Desert Bike Ride w/ Wounded Warriors)

    04/24/2011 8:15:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The Bush Center ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011
    Tomorrow the W100 will begin with a 12 mile (19.4 km) ride in the heat of the day. A grueling 30 mile (48.3 km) ride will follow on Tuesday, with President Bush and the warriors finishing up the last 20 miles (32.3) on Wednesday. Stay tuned here for pictures from the trail, video of the ride and daily photo albums. Until then, get a sneak peek at some of the rough terrain and trails President Bush and 14 wounded warriors will be taking on over the next three days:Some of the trail is wide enough for vehicles and several bikes.Parts...
  • Scarborough Slams Gitmo Hypocrisy Of Obama And MSM

    04/05/2011 8:48:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has unloaded on the moral preening and hypocrisy of President Obama and his supporters over Gitmo and military tribunals. In the wake of AG Eric Holder's announcement that not only will Gitmo remain open, but that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other accused terrorists will be tried there before military tribunals, Scarborough unleashed an extended, scathing indictment on today's Morning Joe. Mika Brzezinski did her best, fighting a rear-guard action in defense of the president. View video here.
  • Libya vs Iraq

    03/24/2011 9:51:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    coworkers compare Libya and Iraq
  • On Libya, Obama-Supporting Uygur Is Uber-Hypocrite

    03/22/2011 7:33:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do people's politics color their views on the issues, even on life-and-death ones like war? Yeah. Happens on all sides. But for Cenk Uygur to rip Republicans for having supported Pres. Bush on Iraq while criticizing Pres. Obama on Libya is nothing short of grotesque . . . given that Uygur now supports Obama on Libya, while when it came to Iraq and its aftermath he wanted W . . . imprisoned for at least ten years. Adding fuel to the bonfire of Uygur's hypocrisy is his failure to mention that as a senator-cum-presidential-candidate, Obama himself laid out a doctrine...
  • Alter: 'Obama A Reluctant Warrior, Not Cowboy Like Bush'

    03/21/2011 8:17:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the Obama sycophants in the press, could the president possibly have a more abject apologist than Jonathan Alter? The MNSBC analyst gave a groveling demonstration of his devotion in an interview with Willie Geist on The Daily Rundown this morning. Beyond the predictable swipes at W, notable was the essential incoherence of Alter's defense of PBO's foreign policy. At one point, as you'll see, Alter contradicts himself in the very same breath. View video here.
  • Q and A With New York Times Correspondent (Bumiller: Bush 43 "Actually not stupid at all")

    03/01/2011 6:07:24 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | Court Mann
    Elisabeth Bumiller, a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times, visited campus on Wednesday, where she spoke to students at the Brimhall building and the Kennedy Center. She has been with The New York Times since 1995, and has recently reported on Egypt’s turmoil and the U.S. military’s intensifying relationship with China. Bumiller has also spent time oversees with George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Daily Universe sat down with Bumiller to discuss her dealings with the Pentagon, the New York Times and various government leaders. SNIP DU: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about President...
  • Saudi Citizen in Texas Charged in Suspected Bombing Plot

    02/24/2011 10:54:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 24, 2011 | FOX News
    A college student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering in Texas has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on U.S. targets using explosive chemicals. Khalid Aldawsari, who is legally in the U.S. on a student visa, allegedly targeted the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush. He was arrested late Tuesday on a federal charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. “Yesterday’s arrest demonstrates the need for and the importance of vigilance and the willingness of private individuals and companies to ask questions and contact the authorities when confronted with suspicious...
  • Bush's Policy on Argentina Signals Shift in Approach

    01/04/2002 8:05:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/05/2002 | JOSEPH KAHN with DAVID E. SANGER
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — Seven years ago this month, President Bill Clinton's economic advisers told him Mexico was hours away from economic default and perhaps chaos on the streets. Mr. Clinton ordered an unpopular multibillion-dollar bailout, over the objections of Congress, but with the support of a prominent Republican governor, George W. Bush of Texas. When Argentina barreled toward a similar default in recent weeks, it was Mr. Bush who had to make the bailout call — and his decision was to let Argentina suffer the consequences of its own economic mismanagement. His aides argue that the circumstances were somewhat ...
  • Bush Cancels Switzerland Visit Under Threat of Protests, Efforts to Arrest Him

    02/07/2011 9:40:45 AM PST · by speciallybland · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/07/2011 | Bridget Johnson
    President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there. Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group's charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva. Leftist groups had planned to protest the visit, according to news agencies. But several human rights groups had also filed criminal complaints against Bush, demanding that he be taken into custody if he stepped on Swiss soil and investigated for allegations of ordering torture.
  • George W. Bush to Pass on Switzerland Trip (Because of hostile welcome from left wing groups)

    02/06/2011 8:28:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    George W. Bush to Pass on Switzerland Trip Share posted at 8:45 pm on February 5, 2011 by Jazz Shaw regular view Previous signs of “Miss me yet?” may have sprung up around various points in the United States, but in certain portions of Europe the 43rd president is still not getting a warm reception. After agreeing to assist in a charity event for a Jewish group in Switzerland, warning signs indicated that some left wing groups were preparing a decidedly hostile welcome for Bush and the trip had to be canceled. President George W. Bush has canceled an...
  • Bush cancels Switzerland visit under threat of protests, efforts to arrest him

    02/05/2011 8:33:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Bush cancels Switzerland visit under threat of protests, efforts to arrest him By Bridget Johnson - 02/05/11 09:59 AM ET President George W. Bush has canceled an event in the famously neutral country Switzerland because of expected protests to his presence there. Bush was supposed to give the keynote address at a Jewish group's charity gala on Feb. 12 in Geneva. Leftist groups had planned to protest the visit, according to news agencies. But several human rights groups had also filed criminal complaints against Bush, demanding that he be taken into custody if he stepped on Swiss soil and investigated...
  • George W. Bush: I'm done with politics, fundraising for GOP, campaigning and appearing on TV

    01/30/2011 7:37:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 29, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Stick a fork in him. George W. Bush is done with politics. The ex-President told C-SPAN he has no plans to raise cash, stump for Republican candidates and even appear on television.
  • Gregory Defends Obama's Anti-Business Record: W Made Him Do It

    01/21/2011 5:23:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is David Gregory trying to raise his profile by becoming more overtly partisan? Gregory struck what at one point seemed to me a hostile tone in his questioning of conservative Sen. Tom Coburn on last week's Meet The Press. Then, on today's Morning Joe, Gregory went out of his way to defend Pres. Obama's history of being less-than-friendly to business. And the MTP host did it in a way that will warm White House hearts: by blaming George W. Bush. The subject at hand was PBO's naming of GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt to replace Paul Volcker as a key economic...