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Old 11-07-2008, 12:34 AM   #121
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Barney obviously heard the news about the Obamas getting a puppy and is cranky about being replaced by a younger White House dog.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:52 AM   #122
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:43 AM   #123
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I love Barney, I will miss him
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:50 PM   #124
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out of sheer curiousity, how can/how is it possible that anyone can miss a dog that they've had quite literally, nothing to do with?

not trying to be a smart ass, but alas, it's probably too late.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:57 PM   #125
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Bush: 'Can I Stop Being President Now?' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:05 PM   #126
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out of sheer curiousity, how can/how is it possible that anyone can miss a dog that they've had quite literally, nothing to do with?
You're kidding, right? It was an offhand comment..as in I will miss his dog but not him. I do love dogs though, I miss my own terribly that I had to put down in September after knowing and loving her for 15 plus years. That's how I spent my birthday, the day before, knowing that I had to face that the next day.

Happy? I think it is too late, as that (being a smart ass) seems to be your hobby around here.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #127
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Wire taps without warrant, they can check the books you've checked out, the websites you've looked at, they can detain you without reason...just because you aren't Muslim doesn't mean you can't be next. You give them an inch and they can take a foot...
Well w the new Democrat team in place you think they'll make any effort to over turn it?

Draft new legsislation etc?

Or now that they're in power keep quiet and spy on the Republicans?

Btw I think the "knowing what library books one checks out" had existed long before the Patroit Act and FISA.

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Old 11-07-2008, 11:25 PM   #128
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George W. Bush has given himself the power to detain you, an American citizen, without reason or explanation, for an indefinite period of time, at his own discretion.
And guess who has that power now?

Sleep tight, Republicans.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:11 AM   #129
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not trying to be a smart ass, but alas, it's probably too late.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:21 AM   #130
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Well w the new Democrat team in place you think they'll make any effort to over turn it?

Draft new legsislation etc?

Or now that they're in power keep quiet and spy on the Republicans?

Btw I think the "knowing what library books one checks out" had existed long before the Patroit Act and FISA.

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Before you didn't get visited by Homeland Security agents after having done an extensive background check on you because you were a political science major who was working on a paper about socialist systems and therefore tried to get a original copy of Mao's red bible through your university's inter-library borrowing service questioning your patriotism and threatening you with consequences if you don't give up.
Before, it wasn't whole government institutions that knew about that. Before Bush, such actions could only be blamed on repressive regimes like the former Soviet union and its related states, China, Cuba etc. That's no more.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:05 AM   #131
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You're kidding, right? It was an offhand comment..as in I will miss his dog but not him. I do love dogs though, I miss my own terribly that I had to put down in September after knowing and loving her for 15 plus years. That's how I spent my birthday, the day before, knowing that I had to face that the next day.

Happy? I think it is too late, as that (being a smart ass) seems to be your hobby around here.
i'd rather be a smart ass than a dumb ass. i'm pretty sure noone's ever said that before, so if anyone else is going to use that, give me the credit.
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:00 AM   #132
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out of sheer curiousity, how can/how is it possible that anyone can miss a dog that they've had quite literally, nothing to do with?

not trying to be a smart ass, but alas, it's probably too late.
Because some people give more value to animals than they do to humans which is utterly shocking.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:18 PM   #133
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Dick Morris and Eileen McGann : Bush's Legacy: European Socialism - Townhall.com

Bush's Legacy: European Socialism
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The results of the G-20 economic summit amount to nothing less than the seamless integration of the United States into the European economy. In one month of legislation and one diplomatic meeting, the United States has unilaterally abdicated all the gains for the concept of free markets won by the Reagan administration and surrendered, in toto, to the Western European model of socialism, stagnation and excessive government regulation. Sovereignty is out the window. Without a vote, we are suddenly members of the European Union. Given the dismal record of those nations at creating jobs and sustaining growth, merger with the Europeans is like a partnership with death.

At the G-20 meeting, Bush agreed to subject the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and our other regulatory agencies to the supervision of a global entity that would critique its regulatory standards and demand changes if it felt they were necessary. Bush agreed to create a College of Supervisors.

According to The Washington Post, it would "examine the books of major financial institutions that operate across national borders so regulators could begin to have a more complete picture of banks' operations."

Their scrutiny would extend to hedge funds and to various "exotic" financial instruments. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), a European-dominated operation, would conduct "regular vigorous reviews" of American financial institutions and practices. The European-dominated College of Supervisors would also weigh in on issues like executive compensation and investment practices.

There is nothing wrong with the substance of this regulation. Experience is showing it is needed. But it is very wrong to delegate these powers to unelected, international institutions with no political accountability.

We have a Securities and Exchange Commission appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate, both of whom are elected by the American people. It is with the SEC, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve that financial accountability must take place.

The European Union achieved this massive subrogation of American sovereignty the way it usually does, by negotiation, gradual bureaucratic encroachment, and without asking the voters if they approve. What's more, Bush appears to have gone down without a fight, saving his debating time for arguing against the protectionism that France's Nicolas Sarkozy was pushing. By giving Bush a seeming victory on a moratorium against protectionism for one year, Sarkozy was able to slip over his massive scheme for taking over the supervision of the U.S. economy.

All kinds of political agendas are advancing under the cover of response to the global financial crisis. Where Franklin Roosevelt saved capitalism by regulating it, Bush, to say nothing of Obama, has given the government control over our major financial and insurance institutions. And it isn't even our government! The power has now been transferred to the international community, led by the socialists in the European Union.

Will Obama govern from the left? He doesn't have to. George W. Bush has done all the heavy lifting for him. It was under Bush that the government basically took over as the chief stockholder of our financial institutions and under Bush that we ceded our financial controls to the European Union. In doing so, he has done nothing to preserve what differentiates the vibrant American economy from those dying economies in Europe. Why have 80 percent of the jobs that have been created since 1980 in the industrialized world been created in the United States? How has America managed to retain its leading 24 percent share of global manufacturing even in the face of the Chinese surge? How has the U.S. GDP risen so high that it essentially equals that of the European Union, which has 50 percent more population? It has done so by an absence of stifling regulation, a liberation of capital to flow to innovative businesses, low taxes, and by a low level of unionization that has given business the flexibility to grow and prosper. Europe, stagnated by taxation and regulation, has grown by a pittance while we have roared ahead. But now Bush -- not Obama -- Bush has given that all up and caved in to European socialists.

The Bush legacy? European socialism. Who needs enemies with friends like Bush?
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:47 PM   #134
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Here is a nice summary of his legacy:

YouTube - CNN Reports on President Bush - Where's the Love?
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:25 AM   #135
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Wow. Would've been a great scene for that Oliver Stone movie. The world, literally, not willing to shake his hand.
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