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A Good Read.....something different.....not sure i agree with it 100% but it comes REAL close....

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http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/im_really_gonna_miss


I'm Really Gonna Miss Systematically Destroying This Place

By George W. Bush
December 1, 2008 | Issue 44•49

Oh, America. Eight years went by so fast, didn't they? I feel like I hardly got to know you and methodically undermine everything you once stood for. But I guess all good things must come to an end, and even though you know I would love to stick around for another year or four—maybe privatize Social Security or get us into Iran—I'm afraid it's time to go. But before I leave, let me say, from the bottom of my heart: I can't think of another country I would've rather led to the brink of collapse.

Boy, oh boy, if these Oval Office walls could talk. Seems like it was only yesterday that I started my first term despite having actually lost to Al Gore by more than a half million votes. Hmm. We were all so young and peaceful then. Gosh, gas was still under $2 a gallon! On my watch it peaked at more than twice that. Never getting it up to $6 or ideally $7.50 will be one of my few regrets when I leave office.

It's just gonna be so hard packing up my things and heading off into the sunset come January. I wish I could go on forever giving massive and disastrous tax cuts to the wealthy, taking the country from a surplus to a deficit—nearly $500 billion this year, likely to pass $1 trillion next year, fingers crossed—and just generally doing irreparable damage to the very underpinnings of our economy, but, well, I'm afraid the Constitution says I can't. And not even I can overrule the Constitution. Though Lord knows I tried! Initiating blanket wiretaps without warrants, suspending habeas corpus for prisoners in Guantanamo, infiltrating an unknown number of nonviolent civilian antiwar groups without permission… such wonderful memories. I'm going to cherish them forever.

My fellow Americans, I only hope that every time you have your civil liberties encroached upon by the Patriot Act, you'll think of me.

Everywhere I look brings back memories. The Blue Room is where Laura and I put up our first White House Christmas tree. Down the hall, in the East Room, is where I concocted my favorite signing statement to circumvent the anti-torture guidelines of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, and—ooh!—right across the way is where Cheney and I decided to use the death of 3,000 Americans on 9/11 and the nation's subsequent fear of another attack as an excuse to carry out our long-standing plan to invade Iraq. I should really get a picture before I leave.

Speaking of pictures, whenever I look at the dusty old newspaper photos of those tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib or the crumpled ruins of that bridge in Minnesota, I can hold my head up high knowing that I truly ****** this nation—physically and symbolically—beyond repair. I only wish I had the time to destroy a couple more major American cities.

And Cheney, I almost forgot about Cheney. What a guy, huh? I can't believe that in a few short weeks he's never going to talk to me again. The stories I could tell you about what went on in some of those back rooms—well, you wouldn't believe me if I declassified the memos. I don't know, maybe in 20 years, when the economy has rebounded and the people displaced by Katrina have rebuilt their lives from scratch with almost no federal assistance, Cheney and I can meet up again in the Rose Garden and reminisce over the good old days, when it seemed like there was no part of this great country we couldn't ruin forever.

What am I going to do once I'm no longer president? I've gotten so used to waking up every day, playing fetch with the dogs on the White House lawn, and then spending a lazy afternoon shredding every last bit of our good will abroad in a mind-boggling display of diplomatic incompetence.

The worst part about leaving is knowing I can never screw up anything this big again. Don't get me wrong, I'm only 62. I could still bankrupt an oil company, or become the next MLB commissioner and ruin baseball. But I'll never get the opportunity to **** up on this massive of a scale again. Even if you put me back in charge for another term, I could only take the U.S. from a rapidly declining world power to not a world power at all. I don't mean to gloat, but I think it's safe to say that no one can ever unseat the American empire like I unseated the American empire.

Still, I have to admit, sometimes I think I could've dismantled so much more. The very fact that the environment still exists, that a mere 4,000 troops have died in Iraq, that there is still the slightest glimmer of hope for the future left in this nation—it's easy to feel like maybe I didn't do my job. But no, no, there's no use having any regret. I ****** everything up the best I could and that's good enough for me.

You know, I've got a few weeks left. I could still illegally fire some U.S. attorneys for political reasons, or finally get rid of that pesky separation between church and state. Or maybe I could just bomb a place. Like Russia. But this time, I would really savor it.

As long as I live, America, I'll never forget irreparably ruining you. Unless we all die in a nuclear war or calamitous environmental disaster brought on by my neglect. Either way, I'll see you all in heaven!

 

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why don't you move to a country you don't hate.

and take that other psycho with you.
Actually, this is the perfect thread to have a breakfast discussion.

The topic is pretty useless, as the potser who started this thread, and if there is going to be comment, a more pressing matter than the fiction is the relative attributes of ham steak, bacon or pork chops with scrambled eggs.

For me, the best would be about 8 slices of bacon with scrambled eggs and a nice bowl of malt-O-meal with a nice 48oz. cup of coffee.
 

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Coming from the Onion, it's supposed to be a joke. It appears as if you missed that, GC.
 

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Actually, this is the perfect thread to have a breakfast discussion.

The topic is pretty useless, as the potser who started this thread, and if there is going to be comment, a more pressing matter than the fiction is the relative attributes of ham steak, bacon or pork chops with scrambled eggs.

For me, the best would be about 8 slices of bacon with scrambled eggs and a nice bowl of malt-O-meal with a nice 48oz. cup of coffee.
I was going to have a chunk of left over meatloaf but now bacon and eggs sounds pretty good. I'll skip the coffee though, never could stand the stuff.
 

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Ghostcat didn't vote in the 2000 or the 2004 election.

I guess GC was pretty happy with Dubya's performance in 2004, and didn't think it important enough that he vote against him.
 

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Not a bad choice,

Actually, this is the perfect thread to have a breakfast discussion.

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for me, the best would be about 8 slices of bacon with scrambled eggs and a nice bowl of malt-O-meal with a nice 48oz. cup of coffee.
but my preference would be biscuits with gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and a slice of pineapple. 12 ounces of a dark roast arabica coffee would be enough because 48 ounces would blow the top of my head off.
 

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but my preference would be biscuits with gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs and a slice of pineapple. 12 ounces of a dark roast arabica coffee would be enough because 48 ounces would blow the top of my head off.

Somehow, pineapple sounds weird for breakfast, unless it is with tequila.

In my house, the 48oz cup is my SMALL glass.

Mmmm, buscuits and sausage sounds good about now. Thanks, I think you just helped me with lunch today.
 

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why don't you move to a country you don't hate.

and take that other psycho with you.
OH lawd

I imagine many NAZIS had the same opinion about dissenters in the 30s.


I think criticism is towards the President, not the institution of America(Which this President has helped destroy).
 

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48 oz is a quart and a half, and same-same as six of the 8 oz "cups" marked on the coffee maker, or four of the 12 oz I get at tha Stop 'n Rob. Not too much, by any means - except a cup that size is awkward to handle ("Pint is a pound the wporld around", that's three pounds of coffee...) and the coffee usually gets cold before you can drink it. I like a smaller cup and refill as required...
 

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OH lawd

I imagine many NAZIS had the same opinion about dissenters in the 30s.


I think criticism is towards the President, not the institution of America(Which this President has helped destroy).

always comparing apples and oranges aren't you. his criticism has been towards a lot more than the president. as for you..........i suppose you would have preferred al gore and john kerry the last eight years.

like i said, you have zero perspective. come back in 15 years and then tell us what you think.
 

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always comparing apples and oranges aren't you. his criticism has been towards a lot more than the president. as for you..........i suppose you would have preferred al gore and john kerry the last eight years.

like i said, you have zero perspective. come back in 15 years and then tell us what you think.
Speaking of apples and oranges, M1AMAN, have you ever tried flavored coffees? I used to mix my coffee with Strawberry Quik milk. Made for an interesting flavor. Kinda ghetto Starbucks.

sad little speck has not clue about coffee, apple, oranges nor differentiating between other politicians unless it is about the one whose name is tattooed on its abused little rump.

You would have a more intelligent conversation with an apple or orange than with sad little speck. speck has all the intellectual capacity as a bowl of fruit.
 

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Don't worry, you just helped elect one!:rolleyes:
I'm really not for sure that LlamaBoy even KNEW who the President was up until the time he came to these boards...but boy...he sure is starting new threads and topics right up there with GC to cover it up...huh.

Given enough time, they might even start to believe they voted FOR our RKBA instead of AGAINST it...
 

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always comparing apples and oranges aren't you. his criticism has been towards a lot more than the president. as for you..........i suppose you would have preferred al gore and john kerry the last eight years.
OH lawd, the typical Republican sheeple reply. "WELL IF YOU HATE BUSH YOU HATE 'MERICA!" "YOU MUST LIKE KERRY"

Laff.

You have no intelligence, come back in about 15 years.
 
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