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Bush's Best Day as President

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posted on May, 8 2006 @ 12:38 PM
Again with the average good ole boy crap.

Bush is NOT an average good ole boy. He's a FAKE Texan. Hell, the loser is even scared of horses.
Now, he may be an average elitist, sure, but the elitists are not average people.

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 12:39 PM

Originally posted by Djarums
Those who want to pick at politicians will do so regardless of what they say... so the answer to your question is no matter what the answer was "someone" would've been offended.

I think you're exactly right. He chose an answer that should have been inoffensive to anyone but members of PETA. And judging by some of the story articles;
Bush's best moment in office? Catching big fish
Bush tells German press his favourite fish story
Bush's high spot: a fish
Bush serves up a fish story for his 'best moment'

He's catching a lot of ridicule for nothing. Again...As a president, I can't stand the guy. But I think the press and those inclined to be hyper critical are simply blowing this way out of proportion.

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 12:42 PM
Lol his whole lake is stocked with huge fish on a regular basis to keep his mind off of his incredibly small size and his leadership inadequacies. I'll bet that one he caught was on of the smaller ones.

Oh the perks of being the Pres' son.

Edit to remove inappropriate remark for ATSNN.

[edit on 5-8-2006 by Djarums]

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 01:29 PM

Originally posted by Djarums

Originally posted by Hal9000
Seriously though, what if he would have said something like "My best day was when the troops pulled Saddam out of that spider hole", or "when we brought down the Taliban". Would that have offended anyone?

That would have been worse. Had he said one of those answers people would have replied "we never should have been there" etc.

That's what I was thinking. That or it might make him look to much like a war monger.

Err.. well...

Regardless, just about any answer would be a no win situation.

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 05:40 PM
Well, you can bet he wasn't going to say that it was spent hunting with Dick Cheney!

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 06:13 PM
That would be "duck" hunting. Hunt for a while, duck for a while, etc.

*Couldn't help it*

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 06:56 PM
I'm a big blog reader, and there are some very good blogs writing about this so I thought I'd include 2 here.

Digbysblog has a very good smackdown.
"To be all pre-emptive about it, someone's bound to comment that maybe this just shows how much of a down-to-earth regular guy Bush is. Yeah? All the down-to-earth regular guys I know don't have their own lake, fer chrissakes. Those people are filthy rich, even if they wear jeans on their estates. But there's a character thing here, too. The down-to-earth people I know who hold important jobs are mighty proud of of what they do and mighty happy with their achievements. And they can tick them off without thinking too hard about what they might be. And, even as a joke, they don't talk about catching a big perch when a newspaper asks them to name their best moment in more than five years. They name their accomplishments. Or, if they're trying to play up the down-to-earthiness, they name their children or something they did with their spouse."
Go read the whole's pretty good. He also links to some other bloggers writings about the whole thing. Funny stuff!

Now to upyernoz who has this to say (with links to back him up), "see how three presidents answered the question "what was the best moment of your presidency?"

to summarize:

carter: the camp david negotiations

clinton: the resolution of the kosovo crisis

bush: that time i caught a big fish on my ranch"

[edit on 5/8/06 by maidenwolf]

posted on May, 8 2006 @ 08:45 PM
I just wonder when reading Mr. Bush's statement of having one of his most favorable days, is whether his statement a clue revealing the innerworkings of his mentality?

This is not to be mean or flippiant. But, a lot of discussion has been said about whether the POTUS is intelligent and erudite. But, knowing that this statement was made outside of the country and not filtered within the general press, would it prove unsettling to the American people that this is a statement not likely made by a leader of his/her nation?

posted on May, 9 2006 @ 05:46 AM
Everyone who finds witty ways to bash bush (benevolent) I just hope you realise that it getting boring (even to other bush bashers). Its all been heard before.. If you cant stand bush so much, JUST MOVE. IF you dont want to move, wait for the elctions and VOTE.

If voting isnt good enough, TRY MAKING FRIENDS.

Cant you people find some real current events to discuss instead of 'Omg Bush Caught a fish and he talked about it!' Whatever!!! I dont like bush, but I still root for my hometeam for the opportunities its given me.

Seriously, If you cant stand him so much, what are you doing in the states? Go move to Iran! Freedom of speech? More like freedom of hippocracy and annoyance. GG!

posted on May, 9 2006 @ 07:02 AM
January 21st 2009.........

I voted for this piece of crap 4 times................he is not a conservative and never has been............he did lie to everyone.................he is an "ultra-lib" and the depth of my HATE for him has no boundry. He and Teddy Kennedy should be roommates in HELL. That would be his best day ever............

[edit on 9-5-2006 by thermopolis]

posted on May, 9 2006 @ 07:10 AM

You might as well get used to the hatred for Bush. AND we, Americans, dont have to go elsewhere either.
This is our country. How about those who have raped our constitution GET THE HELL OUT??? That's more like it.

I could tolerate blindness maybe a year ago, but NOW???? Get real.

Yes, im loaded for bear today- the more i see and hear the angrier i get. It wont be long now before they come and drag me off to camp.

posted on May, 9 2006 @ 08:43 AM

Originally posted by nephyx
Everyone who finds witty ways to bash bush (benevolent) I just hope you realise that it getting boring ...

If you're bored with what's being said in this thread, JUST MOVE to another thread. What are you doing here? Read something else. And I will not move. This country does not belong to the president. Bush works for us. And I was born here and it's my country. And I do vote.

If voting isnt good enough, TRY MAKING FRIENDS.

I have no idea what you mean or how relates to the discussion.

Cant you people find some real current events to discuss

Yes. I have and I do. Can you?

I dont like bush, but I still root for my hometeam for the opportunities its given me.

Your choice. I do not 'root for the home team', I root for my country, and that is my choice. And this particular 'player' is ruining my country. He's hasn't given me crap. This 'team' is flushing my country that I love down the toilet and I will not stand by quietly and support that.

And I will bash him when I feel it's appropriate, while I still can.

Seriously, If you cant stand him so much, what are you doing in the states?

This country and its leadership are 2 very different things. I love my country, can't stand what BushCo is doing to it. If you don't see the difference, the separation, that speaks volumes to your confusion here. Loving one's country doesn't necessarily mean loving and approving of the current leadership. In fact, some 70% of the people here share my opinion.

I won't be throwing out the baby with the bathwater. It's the bathwater that's dirty, corrupt, ugly and slimy. The baby (the country) is precious. I'm sorry if you don't understand that.

posted on May, 9 2006 @ 12:27 PM
ohh boy bush is my boy...if when i go fishing and i accomplished something like that i would be mightely impressed with myself...

too bad i suck at life...

im a college student and my best day was meeting my gf there...not how i did in a class...sometimes what u care about most is not exactly what a person would expect...


posted on May, 10 2006 @ 12:20 AM

I find it interesting whenever I hear someone say, "If you don't like this country, get out." It is usually said by speakers who feel that they are card-carrying patriots and flag wavers who do not like to question what is going on in the country. They would rather be satisfied with the way things are rather than have an active participation in changing things for the better.

Sadly enough, when that phrase is being used, it usually is a clue to me that not everyone in America is truly supportive of having a democracy. It is either, "their way or the highway". There needs to be a reality check here.

A country is not filled with equally like-minded people, no matter how much some people would like to believe. This country, in particular, is bestowed with a society which enables its citizens to espouse their particular interests whether or not others like them.

[edit on 10-5-2006 by ceci2006]

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 03:22 AM
I understand that the country is filled with differently minded people. But in the the face of countries like Iran and Iraq we should make a little more effort as Americans to appear relatively unified. How are we going to keep terrorism at bay if we appear to be wishy washy on every topic?

I think fighting amongst ourselves isnt going to help anythign.. I just wish we could all try to make the best out of things. I moved to Germany to get away from the states.. Personaly I really dont like bush, but Id rather see the middle east get ganked before my countrymen do. Sorry if im a Patriot. I guess that makes me a bad person to you.

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 05:50 AM

Originally posted by Crakeur
It is possible that the paper printed the picture in error but the man was catching illegals.

Oh come on Crakeur you are assuming he kept the fish when you really do not know. How many times have you caught a fish that was not within the limits and had too release it? :shk: I do it all the time, but you have him catching illegals that is nothing but an assumption on your part admit it.

Also it would depend of the type of bass stripped or white which have two different size limits in Texas.

Striped bass

For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, the limit is five fish per day in any combination. The minimum size is 18 inches.

There are special rules on some lakes. Check individual listings.

White bass

25 fish, 10-inch minimum size limit.

Fishing Limits in Texas

As you can see some lakes even have special rules and for all any of us know that may be one ot them, so too say he is catching illegals is down right wrong without knowing all the facts.

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 06:19 AM
While he probably could have chosen a more relevent response to the question, I think the issue over What he responded with is being blown way out of proportion. To me it seemed more a relaxed, off-the-cuff and lighthearted answer which may actually have been the first thing that came to mind, sad as that may be.

As for those who seem focused on whether the fish was of legal size, consider what you may have been overlooking.

" his own lake"

It doesn't matter what size the fish was, it's his lake. For that matter he could keep, filet and fry even a silver dollar sized bluegill. Being his own [read: private] lake he doesn't even need a license to fish it, because it is Not a public, state-owned body of water.


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[edit on 5/10/2006 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 09:03 AM

Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
What he responded with is being blown way out of proportion.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm just foolin' around. It was a blatantly silly answer to a serious question. I don't think there's any big 'meaning' behind it and I think the people are right when they say it's no big deal.

Sure an answer like "The day Iraq voted and I saw all those ink stained fingers" would have been a much better answer, but I don't think the fish answer 'means' anything. It's just funny and classic Dubya. It's a classic. That's where my response, and I think many others, are coming from.

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 09:54 AM
shots, it seems he was fishing in the Northeast (someone clarified that) and that fish was nowhere near 18 inches. It was a striper of short nature. Did he release it? No idea. I never keep a short fish and we catch them all the time. Stripers, fluke (at least 5 a day), tuna etc. As a result of the limitations set on certain species, we are seeing a major resurgence in the population in these fish. Stripers and fluke are a perfect example.

The whole notion of this guy not being able to come up with one good political moment is moronic. He could have said the swearing in ceremony, the voting in Iraq (as previously mentioned), etc. Instead he mentioned catching a fish. He's comical for sure.

posted on May, 10 2006 @ 09:59 AM

Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
As for those who seem focused on whether the fish was of legal size, consider what you may have been overlooking.

" his own lake"

In the US all water is controlled by the 'DNR' or whatever each state calls their wild life agency, it varies from state to state.

So when he says private lake he means he owns the land around the lake, not the water, therefore The department of Natural Resources still can place a size limit on all fish. They also can control the size of your pier if they want.

There is also a law that states you cannot stop someone from walking on your pier or within a certain distance from the shore line in the event someone has a boat that sinks or water emergency. Now before you say hold on; how did that boat get onto his lake, well probably from a river of course

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