Archive for Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bush highlight

March 18, 2007


To the editor:

President Bush visited a small village in Guatemala as part of his Latin American tour. While there, he helped load crates of lettuce onto a truck. According to David Greene's March 14 National Public Radio report, "He proclaimed this stop as one of the special moments of his entire presidency, saying, 'It was really, really fun.'"

If Mr. Bush considers this one of the highlights of his presidency, I would tend to agree with him.

Cathy Callen,



Curtiss 10 years, 11 months ago

That's good. I was worried how he might earn a living when he's impeached, assuming he gets out of a prison sentence.

It's good to know he has at least one useful skill.

Maybe they can build another fake ranch on his new spread in Paraguay, like the one in Crawford, and he can grow lettuce there in his waning years.

Oh, and clear brush. He likes to clear brush.

mick 10 years, 11 months ago

I wonder when did his war in Iraq stop being "really, really fun?"

paladin 10 years, 11 months ago

Prezident George Bush is only a caricature of a real President. He is a figurehead and puppet that dances on strings held and manipulated by the elite of the oligarchy. There is nothing really real about him, except the results of his acting out. He has never had an original thought or made an independent decision. He is representative of not we the people, but of a select small group of very wealthy and powerful demigods. He has been exceedingly helpful and useful to them. It baffles me that the truth of this is not more apparent to more ordinary citizens of this country. My guess is that he impeded and slowed down the loading of the lettuce and fundamentally mucked that up too. Didn't help, but harmed, the ordinary citizens that were engaged in that everyday enterprise, too. Like he has done to us. His acting out has been thoughtless of consequences for ordinary folk, truly tragic, because it has ended the young lives of so many, and nothing if not immoral and criminal by any citizen's standards, if and when he takes a step back and looks at the big picture. He should be impeached and charged and imprisoned, but likely will not be. People these days, especially those in Congress of both parties, are way too passive and indecisive and indifferent and self-absorbed and self-serving and, most of all fearful of those demigods, to do what is right and helpful and useful. I can but pray that the country survives the next two years and is ultimately salvageable.

Ragingbear 10 years, 11 months ago

That wasn't lettuce he was loading. It was Coca leaves.

paladin 10 years, 11 months ago

Who's we? You got Ann Coulter in your pocket?

JohnBrown 10 years, 11 months ago

Pilgrim, it's amazing how much Bush and Cheney 'know', that isn't true.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 11 months ago

Hey Pilgrim, its gonna be fun to watch these crazies when Bush finishes his term and is not impeached. their heads will simply explode as they obviously suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome, causing their minds to scramble when exposed to any image of the fine President George Bush. if, as initial signs point, we *succede in Iraq with the surge, their heads will get two explosions for the price of one!

bearded_gnome 10 years, 11 months ago

should read "succeed" typed too fast.

obviously the LTE writer and three posters above fit this. however, I think CharlesK is being charitable in his use of "Normal."

¢ Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency - nay - the very existence of George W. Bush. Charles Krauthammer, Townhall, December 5th, 2003.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 11 months ago

oh Aggie, I don't think you get the exploding head ref in popular culture. sorry your humor is so lame.

Larry 10 years, 11 months ago

Good grief.... The liberal left is the most impatient, hateful group of people in America. They are selfish, lazy and will only hurt America if their agenda continues. You can't read a paper or watch a newscast without having to see the left throw out all kinds of vial crap on President Bush, the Republican party or anyone that disagrees with their socialist agenda. Selfish and lazy ----- sure. Let's tax the heck out of hard working people who are making money and give to the lazy people who have a finger nail disabilities or bi-polar (also known as spoiled rotten/never been disciplined syndrome). We haven't even talked about the inheritance tax. Tax me up front, then tax my kids and grandkids at the end so that we can fund all these ridiculous socialist program.

The Democrats are buying votes with all the socialist programs that they create. We are currently funding a costly war, yet our economy is doing great, jobless rate is lowest in years, more minorities are in college and own homes than (what?) forever! Heck, if Clinton was in office - you all would be celebrating all these things and talking about what a fantastic job he/she has done.

In the end - if the majority in Lawrence were to decide the fate of our country - in fifteen to twenty years, we'll be speaking something other than English, avoiding pork, and kneeling to the East several times each day OR dead if we choose not to kneel. Unbelievable that liberals and the Fab Five (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and CNBC) can't figure this out. Of course, it is no longer about what best for our country, it's about what is best for me.

paladin 10 years, 11 months ago

"Hate" is essentially and functionally a formulated, directed, focused and projected manifestation of fear and ANGER. What is it you guys are afraid of? Why are you angry? Anonymous, faceless, voices on an innocuous newspaper forum? Look inside your own minds and find out or continue to suffer the ill effects, mostly on yourselves, of these deep seated and prolonged negative emotions, resentments. Look closely and you will find that you all essentially believe and want the same things and have similar goals. Common goals and action is the way to positive change and productive progress and security and well-being and happiness. Moriarity is not here, but elsewhere.

jonas 10 years, 11 months ago

Gnome: Of course he's not going to get impeached. We only save that for purely political reasons, not for actual egregious incompetence or abuse in and of the office.

Larry 10 years, 11 months ago

scenebooster- you darn right I'm ticked. I'm watching this country turn into a socialist society. Maybe it is you that needs to be informed. Have you been impacted by the inheritance tax; have you paid ridiculous health care bills, yet personally know people that refuse to work for a variety of reasons and milk medicaid? We're America, our primary language as been English for over 200 years and now our schools, companies, etc are spending all this extra money to create pamplets, etc in Spanish because of the ACLU and it's ridiculous lawsuits. Have you researched the ACLU? Do you realize that the founder of the ACLU was an admitted communist. Go to this site from Princeton University.

Roger Baldwin, the founder of the ACLU gave all of his papers, recording, etc to his neighbor, Peggy Lamson, who wrote an autobiography about Baldwin. She later donated all of his personal notes, etc. to Princeton. Below are two quotes of ACLU founder, Roger Baldwin....."Do steer away from making it {the ACLU} look like a Socialist enterprise....we want to look like patriots in everything we do. We want to get a lot of flags, talk a good deal about the Constitution and what our forefathers wanted to make of this country, and to show that we are really for the folks....." "I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion, I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal." Now I ask you.... don't avoid this question with satire or brick throwing at the republican party but just answer the question. HOW do you defend and explain these Baldwin quotes? I've offered you proof that is available through Princeton University (a liberal university at that). Explain why America shouldn't be fearful of the ACLU agenda.

Maybe the media needs to concentrate on INFORMING America of the ACLU's real agenda.

opinion 10 years, 11 months ago


"Look closely and you will find that you all essentially believe and want the same things and have similar goals."

I agree. Basically, we all desire similar things. What we can't generally agree on is how to arrive at those same things. When that happens, it is easier to vilify those with a different view than to believe they want the same outcome but have a different view on how to get there. The fever pitch that this country is in for groups to make the other side out to be evil is really sad. What is worse is that we are really starting to believe our accusations.

Larry 10 years, 11 months ago

Exactly what I thought scenebooster. You didn't answer my question and only attempted to insult me. Nice job! Problem is that I'm use to that kind of attitude coming out of the left. But I will answer your questions.

UMMMMMMMM... wouldn't a universal health care plan go right along with the ACLU agenda????

UMMMMM... why yes, I have been impacted by the absence of the inheritance tax that the left wants to bring back. Thanks to Bush, our family accountant said we saved TONS of money on a recent sale of land in JOCO that had been in our family for nearly 75 years.

Still waiting on a response to the question on Baldwin and the ACLU. Continue to character bash if you wish, but please refrain from giving me a subjective point of view which is a typical response from the left.

It will be much later before I'm able to check back. Have a nice day.

purplesage 10 years, 11 months ago

I can imagine that a little physical labor would be a welcome interruption to the stress of the affairs of state.

The right was guilty of insulting President Clinton's personal morals. The left is guilty of the same thing by this constant disrespect of the man who holds the office of President.

I guess we should all be glad for freedom of speech but I think a little respect is due. What was Paul Harvey's oft-repeated phrase? "Self-government won't work without self-discipline." It is time for some discipline in how those holding office are addressed.

deec 10 years, 11 months ago

Self-discipline would also seem to include personal responsibility. Personal responsibility in adults means more than saying "I take responsibility" and going about your merry way. I am constantly amazed that the current administration gets a pass every time they mess up. Step 1. Deny it happened Step 2. "I don't recall that." Step 3. Obfuscate. Step 4. After the evidence comes out, admit responsibility and go on with their shenanigans

Lather, rinse, repeat.

BigDog 10 years, 11 months ago

scenebooster -Hmmm. Is that how you explain the firing of US attorneys like Carol Lam? "Doing what's best for the country"?

Were you upset with the Clinton administration when Janet Reno fired all 93 US attorneys? Was that because it was the best for the country?

Bush is not plowing new ground here, he is doing things that other Presidents have also done. The difference is Bush is so hated by some that whatever he does will be wrong.

deec 10 years, 11 months ago

Assuming Reno did fire all 93 US attorneys, it is not the same as firing a select few because they were not diligent enough in dogging the opposition party.

BigDog 10 years, 11 months ago

scenebooster -

Not exactly accurate

A) Normally the US Attorneys are gradually replaced when there is a change in administrations - not mass firings.

B) The US Attorneys were ALL fired at a time when they were in the middle of an investigation and indictment of Representative Dan Rostenkowski

BigDog 10 years, 11 months ago

Exactly. It doesn't matter which party does it .... it is wrong. I just don't recall the same uproar when these same kinds of things happened in prior administrations.

Democrats, Republicans, Green Party or whatever we have to stop going after people based on politics but we also have to learn to not protect people based on politics.

melott 10 years, 11 months ago

New bumper sticker seen: "I never thought I'd miss Nixon"

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