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George W. Bush

Movie Review — Lone Survivor

January 25, 2014

I vaguely remember a story back in 2005 about this Navy SEAL in Afghanistan who was the only one who survived an attack by dozens of Taliban, who managing to crawl to an Afghan village, and somehow got rescued.  This Iraq War vet (OIF 1), after recovering from his wounds volunteered to go back to [...]

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George Will on the Perils of Our Entitlement Culture

October 29, 2012

Occasionally, staunch Republican establishment-types like George Will get it right.  In his latest OpEd, Will makes the case that our entitlement culture is out of control because it is essentially “mugging” our descendants to pay for the debts we compile now.  In fact, he blames both parties, particularly those Republican administrations after the Great Society [...]

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Obama’s CYA Option on Bin Laden

May 5, 2012

This week former Attorney General Michael Mukasey published an op ed regarding Obama’s recent Bin Laden-related football-spiking.  It’s scathing and worth reading the whole article.  Mukasey makes the point that real leaders take less credit and more blame than they deserve.  He cites Lincoln after Appomattox, Bush after the capture of Saddam, and Eisenhower after [...]

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Obama Debt Trumps Bush in Half the Time

March 21, 2012

The numbers don’t lie — Obama is the debt champion! George W. Bush, with the dot-come bubble, 9/11 and its aftermath, two wars, a new prescription drug entitlement to Medicare, along with everything else which goes with a two-term presidency, amassed a national debt of $4.9 trillion under his two terms. Barack Obama broke that [...]

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The Iraq War Ends

December 15, 2011

Today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was present in Baghdad for the official ceremony which served to formally end the Iraq War.  The secretary noted that we’re leaving with our “chins held high” and gave respectful deference to the sacrifices of the soldiers and their loved ones during this conflict.  We leave only two small bases [...]

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Sunsetting the Iraq War

October 22, 2011

The final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Iraq indicated that we would be leaving on December 31, 2011.  While this agreement was arranged in November 2008 with the outgoing Bush Administration, apparently the Obama Administration just read the memo and took little time to brag about how the final withdrawal of forces in Iraq [...]

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Tea Party: Delusional Addicts They are Not

August 4, 2011

The left gets funny when they get desperate, so we all knew this was coming:  MSNBC had a psychologist on to say that Tea Partiers are exhibiting delusional behavior similar to those of people with addiction.  Off-base and ridiculous, this interview was a simple sore-loser move. This episode reminded me somewhat when the left went [...]

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Filibustering the Twitter Town Hall

July 6, 2011

In order to stay hip to that young, tech-savvy part of the electorate whose future looks more and more bleak in the Obama Nation, our president decided to take some questions from them at a Twitter Town Hall*. As you can imagine, even on Twitter Obama found ways to filibuster the session by only addressing [...]

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A Newer, Leaner Terror Alert System

April 20, 2011

Homeland Security head, Janet Napolitano, was at Grand Central Station today to unveil a new terror alert system to replace the old color-coded one.  It should be up and running by the end of the week. Uh oh!  But, I thought “terror” ended when Bush left office!  Oh well (shrug). I didn’t really warm to [...]

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Egypt’s “Mission Accomplished” Moment

February 11, 2011

A new day dawns in Egypt.  Mubarak’s out but the military is still in charge over in Egypt. Listening to Beck on my Sirius/XM radio today I heard about one particular sign the protesters held up: I remember that it was May 1, 2003, when Dubya landed a plane on that carrier and declared major [...]

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Obama’s Asia Trip, Bush’s Book Tour Offer Contrast

November 14, 2010

President Obama is on his way home from his $200 million to $2 billion trip to Asia (no one’s coming forward with trusted ballpark figures so those are the generally accepted bookends).  There were lots of photo-ops of him and Michelle dancing, having a great time, Obama giving speeches to interested audiences, glad-handing lots of [...]

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The Election of 2000, Ten Years Later

November 7, 2010

Shortly after 8:50pm on the evening of November 7, 2000, I became very nervous.  MSNBC decided to call the state of Florida for Democrat presidential nominee Vice President Al Gore, though they admitted it was very close.  Texas Governor and Republican nominee George W. Bush needed Florida’s 25 Electoral votes along with either Ohio or [...]

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Kerry: The Voters are Stupid

September 27, 2010

Looking down his ruling class nose at the woefully ignorant plebes, Massachusetts Senator John F’in Kerry uttered this gem last Friday: “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.” This [...]

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Obama’s Iraq Speech

September 1, 2010

Last night, President Obama decided to give a speech on the day “Operation Iraqi Freedom” was to end.  Going forward, it will be known as “Operation New Dawn,” where we’ll train up and send small special ops forces around Iraq in training exercises and for small operations/skirmishes, respectively. I watched the speech live last night [...]

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Bush Would “Do It Again”

June 3, 2010

Sometimes I miss Dubya.  Yeah, his speech delivery made me wince a lot, and yes his “compassionate conservatism” sounded a lot like watered-down liberalism in retrospect, and yes the “Ownership Society” of universal home-ownership contributed to (he wasn’t alone in all that) the biggest economic bubble in human history, but I do miss the other [...]

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The BP Oil Spill was Not Bush’s Fault

May 26, 2010

Yesterday, the soon-to-be former Senator Chris Dodd from Connecticut (phew!), finally blamed the BP Gulf oil spill on George W. Bush.  Check the video at about 1:20 or so for the good stuff. Honestly, I was beginning to wonder what was taking them so long! But, truth be told, Dodd’s all wrong:  Bush has a [...]

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Arizona’s Governor Strikes Back Through Humor

May 23, 2010

What does Kermit the Frog have to say about reading state laws you talk about all the time?  I don’t know, but here’s a clever rip-off courtesy of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s office: Remember now, the Left has no sense of humor and being “corny” must mean you’re a Kansas Bush-voter, so they probably didn’t [...]

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Flooding in New England

March 31, 2010

As you may have noticed, my blogging has been non-existent the past few days.  This is primarily because New England has had its worst streak of rainstorms in the last fifty years, and its worst flooding in a century today, with roads closed all over New England.  For me, this meant four inches of standing water in [...]

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TIME Magazine Hurls Ultimate Insult at Obama

March 8, 2010

Mark Halperin at Time Magazine has soured on Obama.  In fact, in a piece this weekend, he hurled the ultimate insult at Obama – that he is similar to the dreaded George W. Bush.  The article compares not necessarily the policies (although there are many differences, Obama has continued many of Bush’s policies that he [...]

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Deficit for FY-2010 Clocks in at $430.69 Billion

February 17, 2010

The Federal Deficit has clocked in at $430.69 billion through the first four months of FY-2010 (the federal fiscal year starts in October).  If the deficit continues on this pace, it will clock in at $1.29 trillion, although it is expected to clock in even higher at $1.59 trillion (I guess the government is going [...]

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Miss Him Yet?

February 10, 2010

Well, duh, of course we do!  But, this is an actual billboard paid for by a “group of small business owners and individuals who just felt like Washington was against them” up in Wyoming, Minnesota.  Those who paid for the billboard want to remain anonymous, but their sentiment is made plain:  as much as George [...]

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New Debt Limit – $14.3 Trillion

January 28, 2010

The Debt Limit has been raised by Congress to $14.3 trillion dollars.  The Senate voted to raise it $1.9 Trillion on a strictly partisan basis, 60-40 (no wonder they delayed the swearing in of Scott Brown).  The amount that they are raising it is unprecedented in our nation’s history.  Some perspective: In 2001 when Bush [...]

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So Brown Getting Elected Happened Because of Bush?

January 20, 2010

At least that’s Obama’s take on the matter: Here’s my assessment of not just the vote in Massachusetts, but the mood around the country: the same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” the president said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “People are angry and they are [...]

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Obama Still Blaming Bush Too

January 9, 2010

Even the MSM is starting to notice how the Obama Administration’s continuing insistence on blaming Bush for all their political woes is getting ridiculous. We already know this is the 2010 Democrat political strategy for keeping their majorities in Congress. In less than two weeks, the Obama Nation will officially celebrate its first anniversary, with [...]

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Dems in 2010: New Year, Old Target

January 2, 2010

I laughed out loud when I saw this headline from Fox: “Desperate for Edge in Election Year, Dems Turn to Old Strategy.”  What strategy, you ask?  Let’s go through the old Democrat Playbook: Class warfare?  That’s a given.  Republicans are racist, homophobic neanderthals?  Not yet, but wait for it by summer.  Blame Bush?  Bingo! The [...]

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Kerry’s Revenge on Afghanistan

November 29, 2009

John “F’in” Kerry* finally gets some revenge on the Bush Administration through a new report on how we missed our chance to get Bin Laden in December 2001 in the mountains around Tora Bora.  However, on page 9 of the 49 page file (pdf file) Kerry notes that his report’s thesis relies on the same [...]

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Senate Votes to Debate Health Care Bill

November 22, 2009

The Senate voted yesterday 60-39 to begin debating Harry Reid’s 2,074 page flaming bag of crap he’s still calling Health Care Reform.  Every Democrat, Independent Joe Lieberman and Socialist Bernie Sanders voted to begin the debate.  No Republican voted for it, while Voinovich of Ohio didn’t vote at all (hence the “39″ instead of 40). [...]

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I Miss Bush

November 12, 2009

Today, former President George W. Bush gave a speech at Southern Methodist University, the future home of his Presidential Library and think-tank.  Here’s the clip from Fox News today covering the speech: Warning of the temptation to believe government is the solution to our problems, hearing Dubya’s voice with all the occasionally misspoken words, thinking [...]

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Cheney: “Drumbeat of Defeatism” from Obama

October 21, 2009

I Heart Cheney for many reasons.  I love his unabashed defense of the Bush Administration’s Gitmo policy, the free-market, the CIA’s advanced interrogation techniques, and now his defense of what the Bush Administration left for Obama to deal with in Afghanistan.  Here’s how Fox reported Cheney’s statement’s on Special Report with Bret Baier tonight: Well, you had [...]

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Ending the Doctrine of Preemption

October 15, 2009

Why stop in the middle of a castration, right?  Just keep going and finish it off!  President Bush’s doctrine of preemption is the basis for staying on offense in the War on Terror, while announcing that we would not make the mistakes of the 1990s and ignore or tie our own hands regarding gathering threats.  It may [...]

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