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    Jan 06, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    This is from an AP article--Bushisms Over The Years.icon_lol.gif


    President Bush President George W. Bush will leave behind a legacy of Bushisms, the label stamped on the commander in chief's original speaking style. Some of the president's more notable malaprops and mangled statements:

    • "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." — September 2000, explaining his energy policies at an event in Michigan.

    • "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" — January 2000, during a campaign event in South Carolina.

    • "They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the commander in chief, too." — Sept. 26, 2001, in Langley, Va. Bush was referring to the terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks.

    • "There's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail." — Oct. 4, 2001, in Washington. Bush was remarking on a back-to-work plan after the terrorist attacks.

    • "It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber." — April 10, 2002, at the White House, as Bush urged Senate passage of a broad ban on cloning.

    • "I want to thank the dozens of welfare-to-work stories, the actual examples of people who made the firm and solemn commitment to work hard to embetter themselves." — April 18, 2002, at the White House.

    • "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." — Sept. 17, 2002, in Nashville, Tenn.

    • "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." — Aug. 5, 2004, at the signing ceremony for a defense spending bill.

    • "Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." — Sept. 6, 2004, at a rally in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

    • "Our most abundant energy source is coal. We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet coal also prevents an environmental challenge." — April 20, 2005, in Washington.

    • "We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job." — Sept. 20, 2005, in Gulfport, Miss.

    • "I can't wait to join you in the joy of welcoming neighbors back into neighborhoods, and small businesses up and running, and cutting those ribbons that somebody is creating new jobs." — Sept. 5, 2005, when Bush met with residents of Poplarville, Miss., in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    • "It was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship. After all, 60 years we were at war 60 years ago we were at war." — June 29, 2006, at the White House, where Bush met with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

    • "Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die." — Dec. 7, 2006, in a joint appearance with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

    • "These are big achievements for this country, and the people of Bulgaria ought to be proud of the achievements that they have achieved." — June 11, 2007, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    • "Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit." — September 2007, in Sydney, Australia, where Bush was attending an APEC summit.

    • "Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.

    • "The fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place." — May 27, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz.

    • "And they have no disregard for human life." — July 15, 2008, at the White House. Bush was referring to enemy fighters in Afghanistan.

    • "I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office." — June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing.

    • "Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people." — July 4, 2008 in Virginia.

    • "The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there's a lot of prayer — prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. And I'm one of them. It's good to come down here." — Sept. 3, 2008, at an emergency operations center in Baton Rouge, La., after Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast.

    • "This thaw — took a while to thaw, it's going to take a while to unthaw." Oct. 20, 2008,
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    Jan 06, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    My favourite Bushism is the word "Amurkin", he refers to the people of the United States as Amurkins, now as far as I am aware a murkin is a pubic wig.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 06, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    Good God .... Just THINK in a few more days we're going to finally be RID of this man

  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 07, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    One of my roommates just went on exchange in SE Asia and she left a "countdown calendar" in her room that has Bushisms on the days that he actually said them. It's pretty funny, we spent a good half an hour reading through it.

    Thank god it's nearly over.
  • styrgan

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    Jan 07, 2009 1:02 AM GMT
    GQjock saidGood God .... Just THINK in a few more days we're going to finally be RID of this man


    And it's still not soon enough.
  • styrgan

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    Jan 07, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    Does one of his "speechless, freeze up in front of the camera" moments count as a Bushism.

    Can we count that time he got distracted at a press conference by one of those swinging overhead lights?
  • GQjock

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    Jan 07, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    What this man is capable of ...
    His most culpable Bushism to date

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    Jan 07, 2009 3:18 AM GMT

    You Stay Classy George
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    Jan 07, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    I have a poster of all the Bushisms in my room...

    The poster is very large, the print is very small...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 10, 2009 10:51 AM GMT
    Then, of course, there's the Wikipedia page:

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    Jan 10, 2009 12:08 PM GMT
    The Wiki page! Gotta Luv That icon_biggrin.gif

    He's the comic resource that just keeps on givin'

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    Jan 11, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
    I will take all of Bush's Bushisms over Clinton's smooth talking used car salesman shit. Since when does public speaking become the be all and end all of a man?

    Clinton was a great talker. Great. Unless you wanted to believe anything he said.

    He said he would end the ban on gays in the military. Didn't.

    Signed DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. Made Gay Marriage unlawful federally so no state would have to recognize another state's marriage laws.

    But damn, he gave a good speech. Hitler gave good speeches also. Speech making and public speaking are not high on my list of what makes a good leader.

    How long will it take for us to undo the damage Clinton did to Gay people?
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    Jan 11, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    Errrr .... icon_confused.gif

    You really think that Bush's problems only go as far as his speaking style?
    Two war Katrina an economic meltdown that rivals the Great Depression isn't enough for you? You want more?

    The man is a FU was a FU and will Always BE a FU
    You can't change what's inside of you from birth

    As far as comparing him with Clinton?
    Clinton on his worst day could never be as bad as this sorry excuse for a man

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    Jan 11, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    As funny as this sounds, what sticks out in my mind is actually a political
    commercial by (I think it was CNN) about politics in general.

    It has Bush saying "and I'm the decider", then you hear Howard Dean's
    "yell" from the 2004 campaign. It always makes me about half ill.
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    Jan 11, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidHow long will it take for us to undo the damage Clinton did to Gay people?

    First we have to undo the damage done by Bush & Republicans since Clinton left office. More than half the states now with anti-gay marriage constitutional amendments, for one. The blocking or reversing of gay hate crimes legislation for another. When it comes to gay rights, I'll choose Democrats over Republicans any day.
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    Jan 11, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    These bushisms are hillarious and yet embarassing for inteligent Americans, we can count our "lucky stars" that bush's second in inability to speak "PALIN" didn't get into office. My god if she had the world would just shut us off completely until we got some credible leaders. Someone needs to come up with some poignant title for his, cheney's, and rove's current efforts at propaganda to produce some symblance of a legacy for bush. their efforts are really straining at every angle to come up with something that the "decider" did right. Purhaps bush should give another "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" speach for a grand fanal of his presidency, it would go something like -----"I'VE LOVED LEADING MY COUNTRY INTO WAR, AND WE'VE DONE A BANG UP JOB OF IT !!!! GOD BLESS AMURKA AND WHAT'S LEFT FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT"

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    Jan 11, 2009 11:09 PM GMT