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Originally posted by Apoc
I wonder how anyone on this board would look with enemy media taping and filming them 24/7 and sifting through every line and frame looking for something "off" or some mis-statement. I bet we would all look like something was "wrong" with us if everything we did was sifted and the negative piece-parcelled out and exploited like that.
The problem is the media in this country can't be trusted. They protect those who share their political views and try to smear those they disagree with.
Lord only know what Clinton or the Kennedy's did/still do. They are just left wing media darlings so information is buried.
Just sad that so many on this board are brainwashed by the major media
mono-directional sludge pump.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I remember when JFK died- there wasnt a dry eye in the house. No matter where i went, no matter who i saw, they had tears in their eyes.
I remember it well, although i was very young. Are you saying, Vall, that that was all hypocrisy??
This summer, Joseph Price, a self-described "country doctor" in Carsonville, Mich., was reading a long article in The Atlantic about Bush's speaking style. Author James Fallows alluded to Bush's malapropisms and to speculation that Bush had a learning disorder or dyslexia. But those conditions generally manifest themselves in childhood. Furthermore, Fallows wrote, "through his forties Bush was perfectly articulate."
Dr. Price's children happened to have given him a daily tear-off calendar of "Bushisms" for Christmas. "They are horrible, but they are also diagnostic," Price says. When he read that Bush had spoken clearly and performed well while debating Texas politician Ann Richards in 1994, Price thought: "My God, the only way you can explain that is by being Alzheimer's."
Originally posted by BartIV
There is video of Bush during his time as governor of Texas. The video is startling. Its on "Metacafe.com". He is a different person now from what he was as governor. As governor, he sounded like a Yale grad, his speech was well controlled and thought-out. Its amazing compared to now. Now, his speech is slurred, he rambles on and on, and has problems just completing a sentence.
Originally posted by Rasputin13
I don't think Bush is "under the influence" of any substances, nor is he "off his rocker." I think that if anyone had cameras and microphones on them as many hours in the day as a President does, then it'd be easy to pick out awkward and even outright embarrassing moments.
But that is not enough of an excuse alone. Despite what many of you wish to believe, I honestly feel that the President has a good heart and is a good man, in spite of the lifestyle mistakes he's made in the past.
He I think 9/11 really shook him on a personal level. Everyone remembers the emotions they felt on 9/11. Well put yourself in HIS shoes and imagine the way you'd feel, and especially the lasting effects of being BLAMED by so many people for allowing the attacks to even happen. Even if you were certain that it wasn't your fault, if you heard it over and over again, eventually it would start playing with your mind.
What I feel has been weighing on him even more is the whole Iraq situation. I believe that the news of every American soldier losing their life, or losing a limb, really hurts him.
Add to that the hard work that it takes to be a president, and you have a great recipe for stress and anguish. The fact that he's never really held a regular 9 to 5 stressful job and its clear that he's a fish out of water. He's been doing this for 6 years now and I think its taking its toll.
I think he realizes that he's made some mistakes and been led in the wrong direction. I think its evident by his distancing himself from Cheney. I don't think he really trusts Cheney's advice anymore.
Anyway, sorry for rambling. I'm just trying to throw some ideas out there. I just refuse to believe that the man is on some kind of drugs or drinking again. Some column written by an unknown Bush-hater on some unreputable website, especially with a link to Rense.com with an article about Bush's fecal matter in it, isn't proof enough for me of anything. It's all speculation and the truth is that none of us know what is really going on.
Maybe 10 years from now, or many years later when the President finally passes away, someone will come forward from within the administration and tell us that the Prez fell off the wagon or was on antidepressants or was fed '___' by Cheney and his Minions. But until then I'm not going to go out on such a limb as to believe that he's been chugging on Grandma's cidar again or doing lines of coke in the bathroom of Air Force One. That's something I'll leave up to you guys... and of course I'll continue to enjoy reading it all!
Originally posted by BartIV
Maybe George W. is suffering from early-onset dementia. Ronald Reagan was in his last years in office. But Ronalds was not early onset, he was in his late 70's and 80's when signs of if were showing. Signs of his Dementia or Alzhimers (spelled wrong im sure) may have been around sooner, but no one said anything. It may have been hide from the American people. If so, someone was controlling the country besides Reagan.
George W. may be showing signs now and we will see if dementia takes him as time goes. Once he is out of office a couple of years, it will be released.