Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Now, why _should_ America respond to an attack the magnitude of 9/11 civilly? But, the fact is that America went to the UN. We asked our "allies"
to join us and those who were loyal joined us in a coalition. Those who owed us the most, e.g., France and Germany, have shown us how much the lives
we sacrificed for their liberty are worth to them.
I wonder why you would call yourself a "mere Canadian." Canada has a noble history. You should be proud and you should be active in your defense
of freedom and you should study history so you will come to understand just what the price of freedom really is. You should be very grateful that
those who preceded you in history were willing to sacrifice for the liberty you take for granted today.
I agree that he should not say that he is a "mere Canadian" I really like Canada it's beautiful up there. Also of the interviews I have seen with
your Prime ministers, they have all been well spoken, articulate, highly inteligent, and thoughtfull.
Here is the problems I have with Bush. I lived in Arlington Texas before he was Governer. For those of you who do not know Arlington is right between
Dallas and Ft. Worth and was the home of the Texas Rangers. Might still be.. don't follow Baseball anymore.
Bush was in his mid 30's when he was workging with his brothers in the SnL banks. The SnL Banks were run into bankrupsy but not before a number of
the board pulled out their money and let it rot. The brother of the Bush's who never had political asperations is the one who has his signature on
everything, but both George and Jeb were in the group that pulled out just before it's collaps in a move not unlike Enron.
Bush Sr. then buys the Texas Rangers for Bush Jr., in the proceeding couple of years the team is so horribly mismanaged that the players go on strike
becasue they got no pay checks, they are not payed because the team is Bankrupt.
Bush Jr. runs for governer of Texas and wins with massive smear tacktic against Gov Ann Richards claiming that she is an alcoholic, meanwhile Bush has
an arrest record involving Drunken disorderly and assault. He later has a Felonly DWI but I cannot remember if that was before or after the Governer
After winning the Texas Governership thanks to his Dad. He proceeds to drop the Texas education scores, remove funding for education, run the state
damn near bakrupsy (anyone seeing a pattern here?), claims responcibility for tax revinue generated by a Lottary that was actualy put in place by Ann
Richards, and my personal favorite... instead of pushing for a public Trans system for Arlington which as I said is right in the middle of Dallas
and Ft. Worth (can anyone say a good source of revinue?) Bush pushes for a new Rangers Baseball stadium to be built in Arlington.
After it is built it fails horribly becasue not only is there no parking, but Arlington is now the largest city in the nation with no public trans for
people to get to the games.
I move from Arlington up to MD... and Bush is appointed presedent becasue of a dispute of electoral votes in a state run by his brother (at this point
I am just paranoid enough to not doubt it if it was a conspiricy) OI!!
Anyway, in the last 4 years he has done exaclty what he has always done to anythign he is in charge of, run it into the ground while making as much
personal profit as possible. Lets not forget that one of the first things Bush did as president was push to get his salary increesed by 100%...
I would like a 100%raise in my job before I ever do anything how bout you?
In his 4 years in office, lets talk about his physical apperance and condition shall we? If you look at the degenration of physical condition in the
last 5 presidents they have all become noticably thinner or gained a good deal of weight, they all have gone sallow under the eyes from what appears
to be lack of sleep. Bush Jr. has gone slightly more gray but about as much as is normal for a man of his age.
Physical reports have been made that he is in good shape. Bush himself has stated that he always gets at least 8 hours of sleep a night and lets also
not forget that in only 4 years, Bush has taken more vacation than any other president in history. Not any presedent's 4 years.. but any president of
any length of term.
Then can we discus Bush's inability to speak clearly, to be well read, to be articulate, The man has the IQ of a sock full of dead mice and his
fathers Cabinet to keep him afloat.
Now if people want to vote for him because he is Republican and they support the Republican party then they should simply say so. But don't call a
pile of dung a gold nugget just becasue you want to sell the boots that stepped in it.
[edit on 10-8-2004 by wraith30]