Bush is an asshole for using 9/11 as

posted by Jason Kottke Sep 11, 2003

Bush is an asshole for using 9/11 as a focal point when discussing his agenda. Makes me sick

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R.Sep 11, 2003 at 1:01PM

"Every day, I'm reminded about what 9/11 means to America," Bush said when asked in July about the $170 million budget for his primary campaign, where he has no opponent.

Comical and embarrassing. "9/11" is his "marklar."

hy136Sep 11, 2003 at 1:47PM

speaking of bush and assholes:

art of resistance - bush mosaic

(via newstoday)

TonySep 11, 2003 at 4:39PM

I'm so glad someone actually published what most of us are feeling. I am quite astonished that Bush has nothing planned for the two-year anniversary, however. Hmm.

tSep 11, 2003 at 6:02PM

I am quite astonished that Bush has nothing planned for the two-year anniversary, however. Hmm.

And if he did he would be critisized. Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. And that 'mosaic' (nsfw) was on metafilter yesterday. If its already been on mefi then its old freaking news.

Dave CampbellSep 11, 2003 at 8:09PM

"Bush is an asshole for using 9/11 as a focal point when discussing his agenda (Makes me sick)"

You should tell us how you really feel.

amanSep 11, 2003 at 9:30PM



RickSep 11, 2003 at 10:14PM

Bush had planned on speaking at ground Zero, but he and Cheney cancelled in respect to the privacy of the victims families who also planned to visit then

TimSep 12, 2003 at 1:00AM

hy136's link is so not safe for work! (Or uni for that matter... found out the embarassing way :P)

GluttonSep 12, 2003 at 10:18AM

I'm kind of uncool with Ashcroft's "if you voice any objects with what's going on in Iraq, you're helping support terrorism" statement. This administration is scary.

anonSep 12, 2003 at 7:03PM

To date, nothing has topped the "Democratic National Convention Paul Wellstone Eulogy Pep Rally" on the political sickness meter.

souloniceSep 13, 2003 at 9:43AM

Don't worry. Give it a year. The GOP is having their National Convention in NYC in 2004 ... in September, a few days before the 3rd anniversary of a particularly painful day in American history....

How well will that rate on the meter?

rottweilercitizenSep 14, 2003 at 11:21AM

I know. Just like the FBI's bogus agenda of hunting down and arresting Ted Kaczynski had nothing to do with his bombs - una or otherwise! It makes me sick that Bush would dare allude to the 3000 people killed by the Islamo-Fascists he is trying to stop. But here's to 2 million US residents dead and the new Talaban government in Washington. Hillary '04. Got more for you here (thanks Misha for your reasoned approach): http://nicedoggie.net/

vladsiSep 14, 2003 at 4:35PM


vladsiSep 14, 2003 at 4:36PM

Hmm my link didn't work properly.

bush - onion spoof i did

anandSep 15, 2003 at 2:26AM

The last few words are redundant in my opinion. I would rephrase it to say,

Bush is an asshole. Period.

anonSep 17, 2003 at 3:42PM

anand wroteThe last few words are redundant in my opinion. I would rephrase it to say,

Bush is an asshole. Period.

I like it much better with your additional redundancies:
"Bush is an asshole (period) Period (period)"

knifeshowSep 22, 2003 at 8:02PM

Bush is a perfect example of why people should have to be educated to vote. Fuck conservatives and Fuck George Bush. What is the point of the US even being in the UN if our deranged southern president can defy them whenever he wants on affairs that concern everyone? Now that we have found Iraq is clear in the WMD department Bush is saying, We did the world a favor by eliminating Sadaam. Did he forget about the WMD? or did he just fuck up again? Watch this asshole get re-elected.

BillSep 25, 2003 at 11:38PM

We're basically there to give Halliburton some profits - otherwise it'd be no sweat to share transition administration of Iraq with France, Germany, etc.. I'd be so angry if it was my kid dying there. It'd be better (and cheaper) for us all to just send money directly to Dick Cheney (before he dicks you).

And the real sad part - beyond sad - is the Iraqi civilian casualites. Utterly ignored by our media. Check out www.iraqbodycount.net.

AlexOct 21, 2003 at 7:21PM

You know something? I completely agree with all of you. In fact, i'm a Howard Dean voulenteer. I was reading some old articles from the month of 9/01. A jet airplane from Saudi Arabia went around picking the Saudi royal family and the bin Ladens who were in this country... under Bush. He sneaked them out of the country. Because the bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family are good friends of the Bush family. Salem bin Laden bought a house in Texas. He was also one of W's main purchasers of oil and gas equipment when Bush was running his gas and oil company. Also the one thing you CAN take on a plane is a lighter. WHAT?! Yes. You heard me right a lighter. It turns out when Michael Moore was at a book signing in D.C. he brought up the question. A Capital Hill "guy" told him Bush is good friends with the Malboro company (one of his 2000 election main contributers) so studies show that people like to light up when they hit the terminal so they can keep a lighter on them. *They wouldn't want to anger their customers.* YOU CAN TAKE OUT A PLANE BY LIGHTING A CURTAIN! Bush doesn't make sense. Maybe Bush wanted 9/11 to happen? So he could have the power and use it as an excuse to get his way! It could be... fund the NRA because 9/11 happened. Thats what this moron is going to run on... I know you're all out of jobs. No healthcare. Education... but 9/11 happened... oh yeah why is Martha's trial all over the news but Enron disappeared? Microsoft and Big Tobacco's major lawsuits were thrown away. John Ashcroft is a nazi. If he had it his way we'd being speaking German right now. The people have to go. On Real Time w/ Bill Maher, a guest in their 20th episode said in 2004 the computerized voting machines will be built by a partner company to HALIBURTON, Chenny's CO! People are misinformed. Today in class I heard someone say bomb Iraq, because they knocked down the world trade center. Ugh I was going to puke. There is something going on... It will all unfold eventually... this is Watergate x5! We should be going after the main enemy Saudi Arabia. He blacked it out in the 9/11 report, because he wants to protect his buddies. No more bullshit! We must get rid of this moron before it's too late!

me and me onlyOct 29, 2003 at 11:57AM

Conservative Republicans in America are misleading the world in EVERY aspect to get their way. It is as simple as that.
Off course Bush let 9/11 happen. Think about this:

The second plain hits the WTC, now people are sure it is some sort of attack and no accident. Meanwhile Bush is sitting in a classroom somewhere listening to a story of an old goat, told by the children. One of his men approaches him and whispers in his ear what just happened. Instead of leaving immediatly and calling together some kind of counsil to for example, prevent other attacks wich might be under way, Mr Bush stays in the class for quite some time and lets the little kid finish his story!! America is capable of clearing the entire American airspace and populating it with F-16's in a matter of minutes. Nonetheless, the time between the second WTC crash and the crash in the pentagon was quite long. Almost an hour. For gods sake, I have seen that second plane crash into the WTC live on TV! And I live in BELGIUM! That's like the other side of the world! The third plane, wich hit the pentagon, crashed another hour after that one! So from the moment the first plane crashed in the WTC, the army and the department of defense clearly knew what was going on. Or do you really think that Idiot Rumsfeld isn't paranoia enough to emmediatly think that they are under attack? They even have admit it. It said: "After the first plane, we had doubts, after the second we knew for sure." When America has doubts, it sends its F-16's in the air! Hell, they had doubts about Iraq, and we all know what a mess they made there!

So, in summary, Bush had roughly 2 hours from the first crash till the last. Instead of getting up and doing something, or even only issueing some kind of order, he sat there, listening to the story of the old goat. Interesting enough, a half hour after the final plane crashed, all the fingers were pointing at Osama bin Laden. 2 hours and a half is not enough to stop some planes or take them out, but a half an hour is enough to be able to point a finger at someone on the other side on the planet for masterminding the attacks, wich were unstoppable....

yeah! that makes sense!

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