Bushisms

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  1. Prof. macrumors 601

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    The following are direct quotes from President George W. Bush

    "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption."

    "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?"

    "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

    "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."

    "Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die."

    "I think that the vice president is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality."

    "You're working hard to put food on your family."

    "Too many good doctors are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."

    "Families are where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."

    "This is still a dangerous world. It's a world of madmen and uncertainty and potential mential losses."

    "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."

    "Childrens do learn."

    "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."

    "We have got a bigger enemy than name callers. That is Al-Qaeda or people losing jobs."


    Your turn! Post your favorite "Bushisms".
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I've got an entire poster of them hanging on the wall in my room at my parents' house, I don't have it with me down here at college though. Everytime I look at it, it amazes me how someone so stupid can become the leader of the free world.
     
  3. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    I like you.:D
     
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    I would, but this just depresses me. Sorry, I'm being a downer. :eek: Is it 2009 yet?
     
  5. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    We gotta wait 339days 10hrs 58min 45sec.:(
     
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    That's okay. I've been rejected by the draft. Can't get drafted. WOO HOO!!!!
     
  8. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    If you are the PRESIDENT of the United States, you should be able to speak properly and not fumble over your words.
     
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    I see, I guess H. Chaves would make a fantastic president. After all, he is a great public speaker.

    When every phrase one utters in public is scrutinized, there are bound to be 'Bushisms'.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    His actions speak even louder than his lack of ability to speak.
     
  11. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    C'mon, dude. Nothing is as bad as this:

    "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."
     
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    I see. What, exactly do his actions have to do with this thread?
     
  13. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    You're a Bush fan, aren't you?:eek:
     
  14. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    How, exactly, is your assertion relevant to the topic?
     
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    This is a stupid thread. So he is nervous when speaking in public. Like you have never stumbled over a sentence or phrase and screwed it up.

    People relating intelligence to public speaking are dumber than that those who don't believe in evolution.

    TEG
     
  16. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's not really.

    I just assumed that you are cause you are kinda, sorta.... defending him.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    In other words, his actions are even more ridiculous than his speech.
     
  18. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    Again, how is this relevant to a thread concerning public speaking and grammar as it relates to intelligence?
     
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    It is just an amusing thread, don't get your knickers in a bunch.:p If you can't laugh at some else who can you laugh at.
     
  20. Prof. thread starter macrumors 601

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    Using slang and messing up sentences are two completely different things.

    To answer TEG's question, yes, I have stumbled over my words while speaking BUT I am not the president of the US.
     
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    Well anyone can become president. I don't think that a persons smarts should say if a person is a worthy president. Book smarts don't always make a good president. Sometimes common sense is better. Not saying bush has either.:p
     
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    Didn't you lambaste John Kerry for a joke that he botched and was spun to make it look as though he insulted the intelligence of our armed forces? Now you're going to defend Bush for doing the same thing?
     
  23. stevegmu macrumors regular

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    Yes, they are different. It is far easier to sit in front of a computer and type, rather than speak in public, where corrections can not be made as easily.

    Ronald Reagan was quite the public orator and wordsmith. By your logic, he was a great president.
     
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    Good lord- what do you not understand? In other words, it's pretty clear to me that he isn't a very bright bulb. His speech is one indicator, his actions are the other.
     
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    I actually believe J. Kerry meant what he said, and tried to spin his words when the backlash began. There is a difference.
     

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