Sunday, December 28, 2008

What Did He Just Say...??

Want to know one reason we are in serious trouble today?

It's because we not only allow people like this to be in charge, but we elect them twice! I think that a lot of Texas folks voted for him just to get him out of the state! Why would we want him out of the state, you say? Watch this video clip of one of his last interviews as Governor in Austin...

And if that wasn't reason enough, here is a sampling of some "famous" Bushisms while holding the highest office in the country!

"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here."
at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002

"We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease."
Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test."
Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

"I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport."
Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001

"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities."
Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004

"I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah."
at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
interview with CBS News' Katie Couric, Sept. 6, 2006

"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th."
Washington, D.C., July 12, 2007

"I'm the commander -- see, I don't need to explain -- I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president."
as quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War

"F*ck Saddam. We're taking him out."
to three U.S. senators in March 2002, one year before the Iraq invasion, as quoted by Time magazine

"Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."
discussing the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson in 2003, as quoted by Robertson

"I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me."
talking to key Republicans about Iraq, as quoted by Bob Woodward

"I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft."
presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."
Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

"Do you have blacks, too?"
to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001

"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."
as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002

"My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire."
radio address, Feb. 24, 2001

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
Saginaw, Mich., Sept. 29, 2000

"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bass in my lake."
on his best moment in office, interview with the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, May 7, 2006

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for this guy to go home for a while...might be a good idea for him to give up public speaking for a long time as well!

Now, let's top this off with some fresh coffee. Come on, my friend...


the dafthermits (Mel n andy and wee clan) said...


no one in the future will believe that he held the most powerful job in the world for so long .....

off to get some wood have a great day

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

[ In response to the Jan. 27, 2000 Quip]:

UH, actually i had pretty good luck with the whipped cream and my baby momma...

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

UH... Wait minute, Hermit. Make him go somewhere else, NOT HOME!!! I mean, ain't he from the Lone Star State?!?

Glad I'm a property owner in Missouri, then!!!


ur nephew

HermitJim said...

Hey Mel...I have to ask myself why we elected this idiot to a second term...but no one can answer.

Well, we'll see what happens this time around!

Thanks for stopping by!

HermitJim said...

Hey Cygnus...He just bought a house in Dallas from what I understand...I don't know why he didn't settle on the Ranch he owns...unless the neighbors won't allow it!

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

Unknown said...

Isn't it time to quit bashing Bush? He's gone in a few weeks, besides you haven't been hit by camel jockies in 7 years. Not a Bush fan, but let it go. Jump on Obama-He needs it!

HermitJim said...

Hey Windjammer...I wasn't aware that quoting someone fell into the catagory of "bashing". BTW...the last time I checked, freedom of speech was still allowed in this country. That's why you can make unmoderated comments here on this blog without being deleted.

If something I say offends you, I think that you may want to look around for other blogs to read.

Oh, and just for the record...I didn't write Bush's speeches, but merely quoted what was said.

Thanks for the visit...and the comment!

Noki said...

OMGWTF?!?!? I've long been of the opinion that he inherited his father's "way" with words and his dogs stunning intellect. Just about anyone would be an improvement at this point.

[outsourced under the Bush (2) administration]

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Seems like some smart neighbors...
and i'm afraid the freedom to say what...ever.. is fast becoming not so much a right anymore.

SCARY. and sad

Bradbury's "Farenheit 451", if ya aint already, folk...

later, unc.


FarmerGeek said...


I can tell you quite easily why he got re-elected to a second term. The other option was worse.

I'm not saying Bush is great, he has made his mistakes (whoo boy did he make mistakes) ... just saying that Kerry was much worse.

just my $.02