Rickyb's George H W Bush memorial thread

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by rickyb, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    I will be posting here about georgey boy's life and what he did to the world.
  2. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    Aaron Maté‏Verified account @aaronjmate 6h6 hours ago

    Aaron Maté Retweeted Mike Cernovich

    I’d rather be a forgotten critic than an accomplished, remembered mass murderer

    Aaron Maté added,

    Mike Cernovich
    Verified account @Cernovich
    You might not have liked or agreed with him, but George H.W. Bush lived an exceptional life of accomplishment. His critics will be forgotten, he won’t be.
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  3. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

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    rickyb Well-Known Member

    Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo 12h12 hours ago

    Sarah Abdallah Retweeted Hillary Clinton

    It figures that the woman who annihilated Libya and brought slave-selling jihadists to power thinks the guy who bombed Iraq with depleted uranium is a “class act”.

    Sarah Abdallah added,

    Hillary ClintonVerified account @HillaryClinton
    George H.W. Bush was a beloved father & grandfather, a war hero, a public servant, & a class act. In my experiences w/ him, I always valued his desire to listen, look at evidence & ask for ideas, even from people w/ different beliefs. My heart goes out to the entire Bush family.
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  5. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

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    rickyb Well-Known Member

    1. Glenn Greenwald‏Verified account @ggreenwald 20h20 hours ago

      Walsh: Bush 41's pardons of his own close aides, several of whom had been convicted of lying to investigators, "demonstrates that powerful people with powerful allies can commit serious crimes in high office -- deliberately abusing the public trust without consequence."

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    3. [​IMG] Glenn Greenwald‏Verified account @ggreenwald 21h21 hours ago

      I sadly don't have time today to pay homage to George HW Bush, so I'll rely on the 1992 statement of Lawrence Walsh, the Special Counsel investigating the Iran-Contra crimes, when Bush pardoned his criminal aides & thus ended all investigations into Bush's own grave crimes #RIP41

  7. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Soooo... I didn’t read .... r u saying he was bad?
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  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    close thread!!!!!
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  9. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Close thread.
    I can read Twitter comments about George Herbert Walker Bush on Twitter.
  10. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    bad to the boneeeeee....da na na na neh
  11. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    whats with all the censorship?

    i thought america was land of the free. seems like its land of "not mature enough to deal with hard truths"
  12. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    from the intercept article quoted above:

    the good:
    "It is true that the former president refused to vote for Trump in 2016, calling him a “blowhard,” and that he eschewed the white nationalist, “alt-right,” conspiratorial politics that has come to define the modern Republican Party. He helped end the Cold War without, as Obama said, “firing a shot.”"

    “When a political leader dies, it is irresponsible in the extreme to demand that only praise be permitted but not criticisms,” as my colleague Glenn Greenwald has argued, because it leads to “false history and a propagandistic whitewashing of bad acts.”

    ..."“You and George Bush will wear that to your grave,” (ROGER) Stone complained to Atwater. “It’s a racist ad. … You’re going to regret it.”

    ..."He made a dishonest case for war. Thirteen years before George W. Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction to justify his invasion and occupation of Iraq, his father made his own set of false claims to justify the aerial bombardment of that same country."
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  14. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo 17h17 hours ago

    Sarah Abdallah Retweeted Pete Souza

    44 oversaw the destruction of Libya, Syria and Yemen.

    41 and 43 invaded Iraq on lies, killing and displacing millions, and turning the country into a graveyard infested with depleted uranium.

    A club of war criminals is more like it.

    Sarah Abdallah added,

    Pete SouzaVerified account @PeteSouza
    44 + 41 + 43 = a respectful club
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  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    I would take a president with this attitude any day over one who goes around the world bowing to other leaders and apologizing for America.
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  16. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    when you do something wrong, you should apologize
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    rickyb Well-Known Member

  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    A leader needs to look strong to the world.
  19. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    real leaders apologize when they are wrong. thats what happens when youre honest.

    guys like bush are no leaders; they are just leading us off a cliff
  20. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    ....or obese senile and racist?