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  • ZimInSeattle (2884 posts)
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    The Amazing GHWB Hagiography

    by TED RALL

    Even by the recent can’t-believe-your-eyes-and-ears standards of American elitist hagiography this week’s over-the-top-of-the-top praise of George H.W. Bush was astonishing.

    What separated Bush41apalooza from such previous pseudo-griefathons as those for Ronald Reagan and John McCain was that there was so little to work with. Not that it stopped the media.

    I knew this was an insane historical benchmark when a major network interrupted its coverage of the G-20 summit with the BREAKING NEWS that George W. Bush had issued a statement about his dead dad: “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.” Stop the presses!

    When a right-wing Republican like Bush dies you can count on a Democrat to deliver his most fulsome praise. “America has lost a patriot and humble servant,” said Barack and Michelle Obama. “While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude…George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.”

    More: https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/05/the-amazing-gwhb-hagiography/

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  • ThouArtThat (7922 posts)
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    1. And Some Sobering Reality About A Former President

    "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
    • Enthusiast (16192 posts)
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      3. It was just as they said.

      "I got a great big pointed fang Which is my Zomby Toof My right foot's bigger than my other one is Like a reg'lar Zomby Hoof If I raid your dormitorium Don't try to remain aloof . . ." The Zombie Woof
  • iggy (3461 posts)
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    2. He spent Billions of the taxpayers' money

    ..for a personal vendetta against Cuba because they nationalized his daddy’s sugar plantation and by dog he was going to get his pound of flesh. By dog, this was his inheritance and he was going to get it back.

    Well Poppy , you did get to retire in a warm place, but you will never sit on the Veranda of the Hacienda of the Plantation, sipping your Cuba Libre…. Too Bad sucka’  Hey Satan, make him thirsty, then pour the drink on the ground in front of his eyes, to remind him of all the thousands of people who died in that quest.

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels