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Will George W. Bush Commit Hari Kiri in Texas?

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posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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Never in recent memory has an outgoing president been so vilified as the last 8 years of George Walker Bush. Given up on by his parents as a born trouble maker, and lazy too, they turned to James Earl to be scion of the Bushes to keep the dynasty going. Brother Neil barely stayed out of jail in the 1980s Silverado S&L debacle, but his daddy being Vice President saved him. Brother Marvin is not smart enough to get into much more trouble than a few speeding tickets.

Why Laura married George remains a mystery. She was two times as smart and polished and better qualified to be president as was George. Based on simple arithmetic about 50% of the married women in the world are smarter than their husbands. Historically however, men have dominated women since time immemorial. Because of the sole capacity to reproduce the species, women have been burdened first with a pregnancy and then with nursing and nurturing the infant up to about age 4 or 5 when in the olden days, the child went to work or they died!

Even as late as the Middle Ages it was more likely than not that a man would die before reaching age 30 and for women, averaging those who died in childbirth, about age 27 or 28. Romeo and Juliet were in the early teens. There are so many instances of marrying a girl of age 10 or even younger in the royal families of Europe that we must assume this was the norm and not the exception for common folk as well.

What has Bush done right lately? Well, he seems to have acted with uncommon decency towards the incoming president in the transition from his administration to the next one. Although I have not seen the real numbers, I have read reliable sources that under Bush the neighborhood clinics serving Medicaid clients have been expanded. Based on his other anti poor actions that may have been more a fluke if not an anomaly for Bush.

The most significant mistake ascribed rightly to Bush was the tax cuts he sought from the Republican Congress and got, in 2001. After 8 years of serious effort to reign in the Federal budget in those areas which Republicans hate, help for the poor and disadvantage, the CBO projected a $5 trillion budget surplus over the next 10 years based on retaining the tax rates and not breaking the spending limits.

I don’t know if that was the first thing Bush did in 2001, but it was close. He gutted the taxes that produce the Federal revenues and he ignored the limits on spending. The totally sycophant Republican Congress - New Gingrich and Dennis Hastert along with medical doctor Bill Frist in the Senate following Trent Lott - could not wait to kill what Clinton had achieved.

From then to now, Bush has run a half-trillion dollar annual deficit. Our national debt has nearly doubled under Bush and now is the time when we could have used that money! Boy, would it have been great! We know from the numbers that the baby boomer generation will begin retiring in 2010. (1945 + 65 = 2010).

By 2020, the payout of SS benefits will exceed the income from the FICA taxes. Borrowing will necessarily rise to cover that shortfall. It is however forecast that by 2040 the demographics show the FICA income will again exceed the outgo. If bush had not given the rich and famous the $5 trillion tax cut, we could have gone out to 2025 before borrowing gets into fresh money.

4,228 Americans have gone KIA in Iraq. under Bush. 640 men and women have gone KIA in Afghan under Bush. See icasualties.org...

Bush is leaving office Tuesday at 12 noon. He leave TWO wars, and the worst economic crash since 1929. He created the mess at Guantanamo Bay, probably authorized torture as practiced there and at Abu Ghraib. Scooter Liddy is proof that decision was made by Bush and VP Cheney. Yes, Bush commuted Liddy’s jail time to save his own butt. Just like his father pardoned Casper Weinberger and his aides to save his butt. Wow! Like father, like son?

Now Bush has bought a house in Houston. You can be sure that will inconvenience his neighbors to no end. In fact, I would not be surprised to learn (later) that the US Government has purchased the house on either side of his, and the 2 houses at the entrance of Bush’s street. The other houses have no doubt been throughly scrutinized - vetted back 3 generations - and probably alarm systems installed so those neighbors can sound an alarm anytime they see anything suspicious. The houses bought by the Government will be occupied by high level civil service types, the so-called GS supergrades with 20+ years of Federal service.

So Bush cannot escape his past. The 154 death warrants he signed as governor may or may not haunt him. That’s one man every 2 weeks for 6 years, on average. A world record! Unlikely to ever be broken in a democracy. (Illinois found 7% of death row inmates were innocent. On that basis, Bush had 10 or 11 innocent men executed).

Bush may find the let-down too much to stand. He may end it all.

[edit on 1/18/2009 by donwhite]




posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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You assume he feels any guilt or takes reponsibility for his actions. Hari Kari is for a warrior who feels they have disshonored themselves, country, emporer and family. If he felt any shame for his actions, and followed the code of bushido, he would have done it the minute he was playing golf while the towers were coming down.



posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Nah, he may have bought a house in Huston but you know that he probably will have a nice penthouse in Dubai, we all know he have land in south America and the Saudis will probably give him a nice palace to live with slaves.

He will made sure that his visits to the US are limited to his aging parents.



posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 07:34 PM
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posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 07:38 PM
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I knew he was a baseball fan but calling up the legendary sportscaster from the great pub in the sky is too much, even for a rocket scientist like him....

(psst, it's spelled harakiri)



posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 07:39 PM
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Obviously smokehouselim, you don't know Donwhite very well, he is a well respected member of this boards with outstanding OPs contributions.



posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 08:44 PM
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I heard the house in Texas was for Laura. In the checkout line, the Gossip Rags says, its over between them...

Of course there is that 100,000 acres in Paraguay that no one is supposed to hear about...

If he commits Hari kiri (uh, hang the spelling!) it'll be by returning to that ethanol habit he gave up long enough to make it to office, didn't he?

Cirrhosis of the liver ain't a nice way to go



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