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  • In-Depth Interview with Producer/Director Peter Schnall (Pres Bush on 9/11: MUST hear)

    08/26/2011 12:53:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies
    Nat'l Geographic Channel/Polioptics ^ | 8-12-11 | Also Josh King for Polioptics
    George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview Director/Producer Peter Schnall recently sat down with Polioptics hosts Adam Belmar and Josh King to discuss the extraordinary opportunity of working on this film. Known for living a very private life since leaving office, President Bush has only commented publicly on rare occasions. For Schnall to be able to sit down with the president for over four hours speaking candidly, a true conversation with no notes or previously-delivered questions, was quite an honor and privilege as a filmmaker. Schnall shares his experience documenting history, how he was able to land the opportunity and...
  • Did Waterboarding Just Get Vindicated?

    05/02/2011 1:00:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies
    Joe Weisenthal ^ | 5-2-11 | Business Insider
    The view from (some) on the right in regard to the Bin Laden news is: waterboarding is vindicated. One GOP Congressman tweeted: Wonder what President Obama thinks of water boarding now? The reason is that there's a direct line to be traced from the big news to data collected at GITMO -- data that was almost certainly collected under duress. Here's the key interrogation note regarding a courier going to Abottabad: Rest @ link
  • Bush Recalls Graphic Pro-Life Moment: Mom Showed Me Her Miscarried Fetus in a Jar

    11/08/2010 12:59:18 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 75 replies
    The Blaze ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Over the last week, excerpts of George W. Bush’s Monday-night interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer have shown a candid former president. But if a new excerpt obtained by the New York Post is any indication, the George W. Bush we may see tonight isn’t going to hold much back, and it could get graphic. According to the Post, Bush will recall a detailed story about what set him down the path to becoming pro-life. That story includes his mother, Barbara, preserving and showing a young George one of her miscarried fetuses. From the Post:
  • Wikileaks absolve Bush (bio weapons, Iraq - as if ..)

    10/23/2010 4:22:31 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Blogstitution ^ | 10-23-10
    I’ve written about this before … but with the release of the WIKILEAKS documents, even Wired magazine acknowledges that US troops found chemical and biological weapons in Iraq. But don’t worry; if you liberals keep telling yourself “Bush Lied”… you’ll get through this. By late 2003, even the Bush White House’s staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But for years afterward, WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins, and uncover weapons of mass destruction In...
  • W.'s redemption: As Barack Obama falls, George Bush rises. Read more:

    08/27/2010 2:31:32 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 62 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-26-10 | Andrea Tantaros
    George W. Bush has been the presidential equivalent of a punching bag. Before he left office, he was vilified for the war in the Middle East, the credit crisis and the housing crisis. Democrats ran against his persona and policies in the 2008 election and successfully painted the Republican nominee for President, Arizona Sen. John McCain, as his Doppelganger. He was radioactive, and even Republicans viewed him as such. But these days, though he's seemingly blamed for everything but bad weather by the left, Bush is making a comeback. As President Obama's approval numbers slide, people are starting to see...
  • In Bush v. Obama, Bush Wins in a Rout

    At a fund-raising event for Democrats in Dallas, where Bush now lives, Obama said the former president's "disastrous" policies had driven the U.S. economy into the ground and turned budget surpluses into deficits. Obama defended his repeated references to Bush's policies, saying they were necessary to remind Americans of the weak economy he inherited from Bush in January 2009. "The policies that crashed the economy, that undercut the middle class, that mortgaged our future, do we really want to go back to that, or do we keep moving our country forward?" Obama said at another fund-raising event in Austin, referring...
  • For Jeb Bush, Life at Ease Out of Office (for Now), Defending Family Name

    06/22/2010 9:16:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-22-10 | Matt Bai
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother’s administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells. “It’s kind of like a kid coming to school saying, ‘The dog ate my homework,’ ” Mr. Bush, this state’s former governor, said over lunch last week at the Biltmore Hotel. “It’s childish. This is what children do until they mature. They don’t accept responsibility.” *snip* “But he really seems like he’s getting caught up in what people are writing about him.” “I mean, good God,...
  • Organizers expect 4,000 to hear former President George W. Bush's Indianapolis speech

    04/13/2010 1:53:30 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 678+ views
    AP/Fox59 ^ | 4-13-10
    Organizers of a speech later this week by former President George W. Bush say they expect about 4,000 people to attend the Indianapolis event. Bush's Thursday night speech at Conseco Fieldhouse will be hosted by Life Centers, a nonprofit Christian ministry that helps women in unplanned pregnancies. Life Centers' president and CEO Brian Boone says Bush's speech "will demonstrate his belief that every life counts."
  • 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
  • Why I Miss George W. Bush

    12/30/2009 1:32:44 PM PST · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 2,333+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 11-22-09 | Andrew T. Durham
    Though it may be an unpopular sentiment to some, I really do find myself missing George W. Bush. There is no sarcasm in that statement; no hidden slander. I genuinely find a vacancy in the world where President Bush used to be, and for very specific reasons. I voted for Bill Clinton twice. In subequent years I came to realize the kind of creature he was, what he did - and I don't mean Lewinsky - and the kind of no-conscience reptiles he and his wife were. And are. I remember experiencing rage at the election of George W. Bush...
  • Bloodless President Barack Obama makes Americans wistful for George W Bush

    12/29/2009 4:20:00 PM PST · by STARWISE · 224 replies · 4,322+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11-7-09 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama's reaction to bad news is to play it so cool that Americans yearn for a bit more drama - and some even for his predecessor, writes Toby Harnden in Washington. ### During the election campaign, Barack Obama's cool detachment was a winning quality, the "No Drama Obama" a welcome contrast with the "Mr Angry" John McCain, never mind the hot-headed "I'm the decider" President George W Bush. A year into his presidency, however, Mr Obama seems a curiously bloodless president. If he experiences passion, he seldom shows it. It is often anyone's guess as to whether an event...
  • Deal struck to restore millions of Bush WH emails (Obama - clinging to his 'inheritance')

    12/15/2009 7:11:15 AM PST · by STARWISE · 52 replies · 2,389+ views
    Politico ^ | 12-14-09 | Josh Gerstein
    An investigation into e-mails that seemed to have disappeared from the Bush White House has resulted in restoration of 22 million of the missing messages and a deal to uncover what could be millions of other e-mails that allegedly fell through cracks in the archiving system, two nonprofit groups said Monday. However, an untold number of official e-mails from President George W. Bush's era will probably never be recovered because it would be extremely costly to do so, lawyers involved in lawsuits brought by the National Security Archive and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said. "While we have...
  • Bush touts free markets over spending

    11/12/2009 1:34:23 PM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies · 1,987+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11-12-09
    Former President George W. Bush, in his first open-to-the press appearance, said that as the world's economies recover, they should resist the temptation to replace free markets with government spending. Bush said he acted to funnel billions to banks because of a crisis situation. His action, he said, prevented a worldwide Depression. (Full quotes to come.) *** UPDATE *** NBC's Andrew Gross adds Bush's quotes: "The decision last fall was one of the most difficult of my presidency," Bush said in a speech on his vision for his presidential institute at Southern Methodist University. "I went against my free-market instincts...
  • OMG - Dan Rather on Cavuto - still claiming the Pres. Bush ANG documents weren't proven fake

    10/01/2009 1:28:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 42 replies · 2,335+ views
    FNC - Cavuto ^ | 10-1-09
    Unbelievable ... his lawsuit is in appeal, and "he's a long way from being done yet." He's discounting any partisanship regarding this. Claimsng Viacom/CBS shut down the whole thing, and powerful political and corporate forces are controlling the news.
  • Bush plans quiet day on first 9-11 out of office

    09/11/2009 10:28:20 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies · 2,555+ views
    President George W. Bush plans a quiet day in his Dallas office Friday in his first Sept. 11 since leaving the White House. *snip* "Eight years ago, our nation and our freedom came under attack. On this solemn anniversary, Laura and I hold the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers. We honor those who volunteer to keep us safe and extend the reach of freedom — including members of the armed forces, law enforcement officers, and intelligence and homeland security professionals. Their courage, service and sacrifice is a fitting tribute to all those who gave their lives...
  • Bush's Guard Service

    08/28/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 3,129+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: Veteran reporter, author and commentator Bernard Goldberg reports that when CBS News did its fake National Guard story on George W. Bush avoiding service in Vietnam, it knew it was a lie.It's a liberal urban legend that Bush used the influence of his father and his father's friends to land a cushy position in the Texas National Guard to avoid service in Vietnam. The Democrats would run John Kerry as a hero in the war, and CBS News was all too eager to help with Mary Mapes producing a "60 Minutes II" segment in September 2004 charging exactly...
  • A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and photos)August2009

    08/01/2009 3:36:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 287 replies · 9,831+ views
    White House archives ^ | August 1, 2009
    It is now going on eight month since President Bush has left office. I thank God for the time he was our President and kept us save after the horrible day on September 11, 2001For this month thread I will post the August photos from 2001 - 2004. The quote of the day will be President Bush’s announcement on the Patients’ Bill Of Rights, which I find very appropriate being what will face us if the democrat’s health care bill passes and becomes law Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island ..
  • Thunderous Okla. Applause Greets Bush on July 4

    07/04/2009 5:57:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies · 4,272+ views
    NYTimes ^ | July 04th 2009
    Thunderous Okla. Applause Greets Bush on July 4 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: July 4, 2009 WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush spoke amid thunderous applause in a rural Oklahoma town to celebrate the Fourth of July, calling the U.S. the ''greatest nation on the face of the earth.'' Bush was given six standing ovations as he spoke Saturday inside a remodeled rodeo arena in Woodward, a town of about 12,000 residents in northwest Oklahoma. About 9,200 tickets were sold for the event, which would be the biggest crowd for Bush since he left office in January....
  • Last of Saddam's WMD ( that which wasn't moved to Syria before the war) secreted to Canada.

    07/01/2009 8:05:27 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 16 replies · 1,715+ views
    ( The media and the democrats knew all along Saddam had WMD...we sent an engraved invite we were coming three months in advance, of course he moved his WMD to Syria----but the bloodthirsty "Bush Lied" chorus was allowed to perpetuate to destroy Bush) Secret U.S. mission hauls uranium from Iraq Last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts arrives in Canada updated 6:57 p.m. ET, Sat., July 5, 2008 The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a...
  • If George W. Bush had ...

    06/30/2009 8:05:34 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 36 replies · 1,598+ views
    Email Compilation | Unknown | Unattributed
    If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved? If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved? If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky? If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved? If George W. Bush had visited Austria...
  • Daily Gut: Bush Speaks

    06/18/2009 2:55:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 1,199+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 6-18-09 | Greg Gutfeld
    So in a talk before a local business group, former President George W. Bush finally responded to all the mud thrown at him the previous five months. In the speech, Bush defended his policies regarding enhanced interrogation and rejected the idea of government-run health care. And to top it off, he said the new White House dog sucks. Well, that dog part isn’t true, but it doesn’t matter. Because I already know how this is going to be played by the media - a group who takes any criticism toward Obama as a personal insult. After all, Obama isn’t just...
  • Bush's speech puts Erie in spotlight

    06/17/2009 5:06:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 2,362+ views
    When former President George W. Bush speaks in Erie tonight, he will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome from the sellout crowd at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center, where he'll address the 104th annual meeting of the Manufacturer & Business Association. The association has a knack for landing speakers when they are hot on the lecture circuit, and it is justifiably proud in bringing the former president to Erie just months after he left office. The crowd leans to the conservative side, but the association doesn't select speakers who merely preach to the choir. Often, the audience hears two contrasting perspectives.
  • Bush addresses large crowd in Benton Harbor

    05/30/2009 7:14:29 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 46 replies · 1,923+ views
    FoxNation/WSBT ^ | 5-28-09 | Troy Kehoe
    Former President George W. Bush spoke to a crowd of more than 2,500 people in Southwest Michigan Thursday night. It was his largest speech in the United States since leaving office four months ago. The Economic Club of Southwest Michigan was among the first organizations in the world to invite the former president to speak at Lake Michigan College, according to Bush spokesman Rob Saliterman. Final arrangements were made through the non-partisan Washington Speakers Bureau. Saliterman would not disclose the financial terms involved in the speech. It marked the 35th time the former President spoke in Michigan, though the first...
  • Bush: It's 'liberating' to be out of office ("Life is returning back to normal.")

    05/22/2009 9:21:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 2,250+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/09 | AP
    ARTESIA, N.M. – It was a humbling moment for the former commander in chief: President George W. Bush was walking former first dog Barney in his new Dallas neighborhood when it stopped in a neighbor's yard for relief. "And there I was, former president of the United States of America, with a plastic bag on my hand," he told a group of graduating high school students in New Mexico on Thursday. "Life is returning back to normal." ... "I no longer feel that great sense of responsibility that I had when I was in the Oval Office. And frankly, it's...
  • The Buck Stops Elsewhere (with 0)

    05/21/2009 2:18:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 747+ views
    President Obama wants you to know that nothing is ever his fault. He gave a speech on national-security matters Thursday the gist of which was: George W. Bush left me a mess, and I’m doing the best I can to clean it up. A more forthright theme would have been: Radical Islam has thrust the United States into a defensive war, and it’s now my duty to protect the nation — despite legal complications created by left-wing lawyers, many of whom are now working in my administration. President Obama described Bush’s counterterrorism program as an “ad hoc legal approach for...
  • The Afterlife of George W. Bush

    05/18/2009 8:43:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 1,796+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 5-16-09 | Bill Minutaglio
    Patrick Bibb, a 19-year-old from Dallas, glanced at his cell phone. He was in the middle of his economics class at Texas Christian University on a February morning. His caller ID read withheld. He decided not to answer. When class ended, he checked his messages and found that George W. Bush had been trying to reach him. The sophomore listened to the voice mail. He heard the former president of the United States thank him at least four times. Bush was happy that the teenager had been selling welcome home george & laura signs for $20 to people all over...
  • A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): May 2009

    05/01/2009 8:57:31 PM PDT · by snugs · 268 replies · 9,329+ views
    All of April and the start of May 2009 find us still being bombarded by the media hyping up the first 100 days of President Obama with no sign of it dying down. Following the introduction to the monthly thread I will post some photos to remind us of the first few days of the first May of the George W Bush Presidency - those were the days. The quote I have chosen for this month are remarks made during Commander-In-Chief Trophy Event at the South Portico on May 4, 2001. Tomorrow I will post some more photos from May...
  • Clinton, Bush booked for joint Toronto appearance

    04/20/2009 6:10:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 861+ views
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | April 20, 2009 | JOHN IBBITSON
    WASHINGTON — Former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will appear together in Toronto next month on a public stage for the first time since Mr. Bush ended his presidency, in a remarkable twist on the cultural cold war that Barack Obama and others are trying to lay to rest. The two will be appearing at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 29 for a moderated "conversation" that is expected to last about two hours. It is odd to think of the two presidents seated side by side, chatting amicably about the events of the past 16...
  • Bush Talks About Life Outside the White House [did not watch President Obama's address....]

    02/26/2009 4:58:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 156 replies · 3,821+ views
    Bush Talks About Life Outside the White House 'The Only Thing We Don't Have Are the Newspapers,' Says Former First Lady By JONATHAN KARL and KAREN TRAVERS HOUSTON Feb. 26, 2009— Commercial airline travel, trips to the hardware store for nightlights and walks around the neighborhood all part of everyday life these days for former President George W. Bush and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Mrs. Bush said she and her husband were settling into a normal, post-presidency life at their new home in the Preston Hollow section of Dallas after...
  • Yep, I miss Bush - UPDATED

    02/24/2009 9:30:30 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 398+ views
    The Anchoress ^ | 2-23-09
    And if that annoys anyone, that’s too bad. Seems increasingly like all the “Fascist Bush” caterwauling was the usual fake, dishonest theater meant as a means to an end - the end being to destroy the hated “election stealer” and his legacy, and not much more. But you know, for someone who “did everything wrong,” his policies suddenly seem wise and right to some surprising people. It’s easy to campaign and criticize. It’s much more difficult to govern, especially knowing that if you don’t keep the country safe, you don’t get re-elected. And if you don’t get re-elected, good heavens!...
  • Bush back in saddle for speaking tour

    02/23/2009 8:27:53 PM PST · by STARWISE · 67 replies · 1,527+ views
    politico ^ | 2-23-09 | Mike Allen
    Former President George W. Bush will embark next month on a series of speeches that will take him to Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, advisers said. The former president already has plans for about 10 speeches over the next year, and will do more. During his final news conference, Bush had predicted that he would be back in the saddle quickly. He has stuck to that: An offering for speeches went up on the Washington Speakers Bureau website on Jan. 29, the week after he left the White House. The president, who moved to Dallas last week after spending...
  • George W Bush Tastes Life In The Slow Lane At Coffee Station Diner

    02/12/2009 11:33:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 2,654+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 13, 2009
    From Times Online February 13, 2009 George W Bush tastes life in the slow lane at Coffee Station diner (Jason Reed/Reuters/Corbis) George Bush visits his local diner as President in 2004; last week he returned as just another Crawford resident James Bone in Crawford, Texas. George Bush still likes to wake before the sun rises. No longer, however, does he have an early morning national security briefing to keep him busy. Instead, he turned up last week at a 6.30am meeting of the local chapter of the Lions Club at a diner near his ranch in Crawford, Texas (population 705).
  • George W Bush Appreciation Day Set in Humboldt Co Eureka California

    02/07/2009 8:41:55 AM PST · by locke22 · 23 replies · 1,608+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 07/02/09 | Old Glory Radio
    Old Glory Radio is pleased to announce that at noon, Wednesday 1 April 2009 we will be gathering at the Humboldt County courthouse in Eureka Ca., to honor the former President of the United States, George W. Bush.
  • The Bush Record : Keeping America Safe

    02/01/2009 7:56:36 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,031+ views
    Dailymotion ^ | 01 février 2009 | Ibn-Khaldun
    The Bush Record : Keeping America Safe
  • Neighbours pay $20 to welcome Bush to Dallas

    01/31/2009 10:48:22 PM PST · by STARWISE · 30 replies · 1,334+ views
    Guardian ^ | 1-29-09 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    College student charges $20 for signs to help greet former first family in posh neighbourhood ### There is no place like home, as George Bush will soon discover when he moves permanently into his new post-presidential neighbourhood in Dallas to discover an active fan club - *snip* The student, since Christmas, has since sold nearly 800 signs at $20 (£13) each - most to supporters of Barack Obama, according to his father, Bill Bibb. About $2 from each sign goes to a local primary school. "I think it's kind of a general feeling that people are just tired of the...
  • Iraq before George Bush, After George Bush (graphic photos at link)

    01/31/2009 12:41:41 PM PST · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 1,429+ views
    One of the most brutal totalitarian dictatorships in modern history defeated by the United States of America Saddam Hussein is reponsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.5 million people, by some accounts as many as 2 million. Many were brutally tortured in his prisons. Some 200,000 Iraqi Kurds were gassed by Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction. Another 60,000 Kuwaitis were tortured, raped and killed during the year-long occupation by Saddam's forces. An estimated 500,000 southern Iraqis, mostly Shi'ite were gunned down, and hung in the streets after the first Persian Gulf War. Now today, as the BBC reports, Post-Saddam,...
  • George W. Bush, Winner

    01/14/2009 2:16:25 PM PST · by STARWISE · 279 replies · 3,954+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1-14-09 | Lisa Fabrizio
    Friends, Americans, conservatives; lend me your ears. I come to praise George W. Bush, not to bury him; I'll leave that to our famously unbiased media. *snip* We can also be pretty certain that his departure will not feature the ransacking of the Oval Office and Air Force One, or the sophomoric removal of the "O's" from White House keyboards. If, as has been the case for his entire presidency, he is true to his word, he will be as magnanimous to his successor as he was to his predecessor; notwithstanding the disrespect he received at the hands of both.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 01-12-09

    01/12/2009 5:22:27 PM PST · by snugs · 89 replies · 1,874+ views
    Today the President held his last formal news conference at the White House in Washington DC. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice released the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 2009 Annual Report to Congress. Pray for President Bush - Day 3036. Enjoy Sanity Island
  • Bush: Only time will tell about his legacy

    01/04/2009 10:36:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 71 replies · 1,384+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/4/9 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Washington -- Love him or hate him, George W. Bush leaves office among the most consequential presidents in modern history. Like his home state of Texas, his presidency was big. He sought "to end tyranny in the world." He began two wars. He cut taxes three times, tried to privatize Social Security, and added the biggest expansion of Medicare since it was created under Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. He took on AIDS in Africa and redrew the federal role in education. He named two relatively young conservatives to the Supreme Court. He declared by himself a "global war on terror"...