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Bush according to TAZ

Postby Egaladeist » Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:38 pm

General timeline:

George was thinking ' how can I go down in history as a great leader? '
9/11 happens
George thinks ' booyah! Lincoln Washington look out! '
George invades Afghanistan looking for OBL
Doesn't find him...FAILURE
George thinks ' hummmm...this isn't good '
changes his mission to save the people from the dreaded Taliban and instill democracy...FAILURE
George thinks ' hummmm...this isn't good '
George turns his attention to Iraq on the basis of it's association with AQ
no association found...FAILURE
George thinks ' hummmm...this isn't good '
George decides that Daddy walked through Iraq he can too...changes the game plan to WMD
no WMD found...FAILURE
George thinks ' hummmm...this isn't good '
changes his mission to save the people from the dreaded Saddam and instill democracy...ends up in a quagmire...FAILURE
George thinks ' hummmm...this isn't good '

meanwhile on the homefront everything is going to crap...and he ends up with a 700 billion debt...FAILURE
George thinks ' hummmm...this isn't good '

the world watches and wonders

has this guy ever done anything right?
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby |3lack|ce » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:15 pm

Well obviously he did *something* right. He duped the GOP into nominating him for the presidency, then convinced the US to elect him (by hook or crook - hat tipping to you algore fans out there) not once but twice. If you've ever seen and heard him speak you know it wasn't his winning personality that got him into office - what in the bloody hell was it? For the life of me I can't remember.
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby Egaladeist » Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:22 pm

then convinced the US to elect him (by hook or crook - hat tipping to you algore fans out there) not once but twice.


Yep...and just coinky-dinky his brother Jeb had to the Governor of Florida that changed the whole election the first time around :D
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby Vorlin » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:20 pm

Egaladeist wrote:
then convinced the US to elect him (by hook or crook - hat tipping to you algore fans out there) not once but twice.


Yep...and just coinky-dinky his brother Jeb had to the Governor of Florida that changed the whole election the first time around :D


Oh God, don't remind me....up to the last few days and THAT came out..it's no secret Jeb Bush was governor of Florida and he's not planning on leaving. Now, to be honest, I like Jeb a sh!tload better than "Wubya" anyday. And for the record, this republican (me) voted for Kerry when he ran against Bush in 2004.
Too bad he didn't have a chance though...
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby dinowuff » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:10 pm

Bush was appointed NOT elected.

The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican candidate George W. Bush, then governor of Texas and son of former president George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). Bill Clinton, the incumbent President, was vacating the position after serving the maximum two terms allowed by the Twenty-second Amendment. Bush narrowly won the November 7 election, with 271 electoral votes to Gore's 266 (with one faithless elector abstaining in the official tally). The election featured a controversy over who won Florida's 25 electoral votes (and thus the presidency), the recount process in that state, and the unusual event that Al Gore had received 543,816 more popular votes than George W. Bush.

In the American system of presidential elections, the electoral vote determines the winner, and Bush won this count, although Gore received the most votes (called the "popular vote").
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby Egaladeist » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:24 pm

I thought it was whoever won the most popular votes took all the elective votes for that State?

the ticket that receives the most votes statewide 'wins' all of the votes cast by electors from that state. U.S. presidential campaigns concentrate on winning the popular vote in a combination of states that choose a majority of the electors, rather than campaigning to win the most votes nationally.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Sta ... al_College

granted this process is a little strange to me.
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby SirDice » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:28 pm

Damn... I'm glad I'm not living there.. It's no picnic here either though..
Because of the banks going crap we're being sucked into it..

I've always wanted to visit the US and it's probably a cheap trip now :mrgreen:
But I'm never going to as they want my fingerprints and all sorts of other crap.. :angry1:

Like it really helps to have 300 million fingerprints, of which only a handful are really so-called "terrorists"..
Wasn't that stuff put in place to "prevent" things from happening?

Well, it does.. It prevents me from ever setting foot there..
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Re: Bush according to TAZ

Postby outerlimit » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:51 am

Eg, you've got it... Whoever gets the most popular votes in a state gets all the electoral votes for that state.

Because of this, it can be possible to have more popular votes nationwide and still loose the election because you have less electoral votes.
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