Posts tagged ‘George W. Bush’

January 23, 2009

One that tickled me

by thoughtfulconservative

A tweet from JJGravelle at The Daily Scoff brought to our attention the following gem.

Remember how the liberals “Google bombed” George Bush’s biography and WhiteHouse.gov? It seems to have backfired.

Note that this doesn’t occur in Google, which now instead links to an article telling how Google diffused the “bomb.” The Google one was more fun because you could have people click the “I feel lucky” button and it would take you straight to the site.
The geeks can go here and here for more information. Of course, the geeks probably already know these things.

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January 21, 2009

Waukesha Carnival – Inauguration Edition

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this weeks edition of the carnival. Yes, I’m late. Apologies. It’s tax time and unlike Tim Geithner, I know what I need to do, so the process has started. Oh, and I think there was an inauguration or something today.

Let’s start off with national politics. Huckleberry Dumbell at his post at the Spring City Chronicle shares his thoughts on Global Warming Climate Change.

Dad29 notes a Russ Feingold question of Hillary Clinton. What did that have to do with foreign affairs?

Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth notes some Bush bloopers. I love the dude but he could mess up the English language.

At Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast  wondered how Dixon Elementary was saving so much on natural gas usage. Kyle blogs plenty about Elmbrook School District stuff, if you live in the area.

Cindy Kilkenny published Elmbrook Schools’ superindendent Matt Gibson’s email on school consolidation at Fairly Conservative.

A little further west, James Wigderson says its time to end the Pabst Farms fantasy in a post at Wigderson Library & Pub. If liberals and conservatives agree, can it last very long?

In general stuff, Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics gives us a tribute to retired Indianapolis Colts coach, Tony Dungy. He is an example to us all.

Dan Diebert is a 24 junkie also. He discusses the season thus far (before last Monday’s episode) and Jack’s kill count thus far at The D Spot.

MommaBlogger at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy shares her experience at Iron Cupcake Milwaukee. Oh, and a nice little recipe for Apple Pancake Cupcakes.

Scott Feldstein had a post on morality and how those who don’t believe in God look at it. Some great comments. I disagree with Scott, but not on the fact that morality is a common problem, even if we don’t come to the same conclusion.

Blogs on the move. Bryon Houlgrave has moved his blog to WordPress. He posts some fine pictures.

Brian Fraley announced at Daily Takes that he was going on hiatus. We found out why.

Finally, Curt Otto has a question for us at Maple & Main. Well, an answer first, Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty Six. Here’s the story:

But last week, a student came to me and shared the most remarkable fact ever. And what made it even more spectacular was that she figured it out on her own.

It was an answer to an age old question- a question that has been asked for as long as I have been alive.

That’s it for this edition. If you have a post you liked, put it in the comments. Do the same for a post you’d like to submit for next week’s carnival. Or use this handy form. Past posts are archived here.

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January 20, 2009

I thought we were going to put away childish things

by thoughtfulconservative

New White House site slams Bush

Under the “agenda” portion of the site regarding Katrina, it reads: “President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.”

“President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina,” the statement on the site continues. “Citing the Bush Administration’s ‘unconscionable ineptitude’ in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.”

Maybe Obama doesn’t have a good an opinion of George Bush as he let on.

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January 19, 2009

“Obama says he always thought Bush was a ‘good guy’ “

by thoughtfulconservative

I guess people can afford to be magnanimous when they’re about to be inaugurated president.

During the election season, Obama frequently campaigned against what he called Bush’s “failed policies” and promised a “clean break” from the past eight years.

Asked if there was anything he wanted to take back, now that he has spent more time with the president, Obama praised Bush’s team for helping with a smooth transition and said part of what America is about is being able to have “disagreements politically and yet treat each other civilly.”

Obama also said he thought Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances.”

The question for me is, did he mean it? Does Obama believe that Bush made “the best decisions that he could at times under some very difficult circumstances?”

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September 25, 2008

I thought we already were in one

by thoughtfulconservative

Bernanke: Approve bailout or risk recession.

“I believe if the credit markets are not functioning, that jobs will be lost, that our credit rate will rise, more houses will be foreclosed upon, GDP will contract, that the economy will just not be able to recover in a normal, healthy way.”

The president said something similar last night,

The government’s top economic experts warn that without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic, and a distressing scenario would unfold:

More banks could fail, including some in your community. The stock market would drop even more, which would reduce the value of your retirement account. The value of your home could plummet. Foreclosures would rise dramatically. And if you own a business or a farm, you would find it harder and more expensive to get credit. More businesses would close their doors, and millions of Americans could lose their jobs. Even if you have good credit history, it would be more difficult for you to get the loans you need to buy a car or send your children to college. And ultimately, our country could experience a long and painful recession.

Pat Buchanan paraphrased Paulson this way,

To save the sheep who might have been wiped out in a general financial panic, we may have to save the pigs.

All without using the “R” word.

December 22, 2007

Bush v. Huckabee

by thoughtfulconservative

Besides Mike Huckabee’s criticism of the administration’s foreign policy (and remember, Bush campaigned against nation building exercises in 2000), just how different is Mike Huckabee from George W. Bush? Besides his proposal, although not enacted, to raise taxes, that is.

So could we call Huckabee Bush III?

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