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Old 07-18-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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A Fitting Memorial?

I read about this recently and now it has made it onto the ballot. Some have airports, some have federal buildings, highways, etc.

Oh well, I've always thought he is full of .. Some aren't laughing though and say it's an embarrassment.

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(07-17) 14:57 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco voters will be asked to decide whether to name a city sewage plant in honor of President Bush, after a satiric measure qualified for the November ballot Thursday.

Backers of the measure, who for several months circulated a petition to place the measure on the ballot, turned in more than 12,000 signatures on July 7, said organizer Brian McConnell. The Department of Elections on Thursday informed those supporters, the self-proclaimed Presidential Memorial Commission, that they had enough valid signatures - a minimum of 7,168 registered San Francisco voters - to qualify for the November ballot.

McConnell, who came up with the idea over beers with friends, often donned an Uncle Sam outfit to drum up support for the petition. The all-volunteer group of signature gatherers often carried around an American flag and blasted patriotic music from a boom box to attract attention. He said the campaign to pass the measure will be an equally grassroots effort.

The measure, if passed, would rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. McConnell said the intent is to remember the Bush administration and what the group sees as the president's mistakes, including the war in Iraq.

Some people aren't laughing, including the San Francisco Republican Party, which sees the measure as an embarrassment, even to this famously liberal city. Chairman Howard Epstein has vowed to fight the measure with all means available to him.

A White House spokeswoman, when asked about the measure several weeks ago, refused to comment.
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A very fitting tribute.

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Old 07-18-2008, 11:29 AM   #3
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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I read in another article that they plan on commemorating his last day in office with a massive city-wide flush.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:18 PM   #5
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Works for me.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:47 AM   #6
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You know what's REALLY funny?
The fact that you're all going to miss him when he's gone......
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You know what's REALLY funny?
The fact that you're all going to miss him when he's gone......
Yes, he will be sorely missed

About as much as I miss my .. when I flush it

Sorry
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You know what's REALLY funny?
The fact that you're all going to miss him when he's gone......
Uh ............. not so much with the missing him.
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You know what's REALLY funny?
The fact that you're all going to miss him when he's gone......
I find your completely blind loyalty to Bush to be really funny.
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San Francisco voters will be asked to decide whether to name a city sewage plant in honor of President Bush, after a satiric measure qualified for the November ballot Thursday.
I have to say I do find this sort of nose-thumbing pathetic.

But, whatever.
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I doubt it will actually pass.

If it does I think it makes the city look kind of "small" in my opinion.
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You know what's REALLY funny?
The fact that you're all going to miss him when he's gone......
I know! He provides fabulous fodder for comedians.


I wouldn't vote for this. It's childish...besides, why denigrate the poor sewage plant?
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Stay classy San Francisco
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Someone e-mailed this to me, this is even better

YouTube - Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Presidency
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