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  • Sarah Palin, never misunderestimate Shakespeare

    07/22/2010 5:51:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    uk telegraph ^ | 7/22/10 | Daniel Hannan
    I am thoroughly taken with Sarah Palin’s neologism. People often incorrectly use the word “refute” to mean something like “deny” or “reject”, only stronger. We could do with a new word to fill this gap and, since both “refute” and “repudiate” are already occupied with their actual meanings, neither can be pressed into service. “Refudiate” occupies the space perfectly, and deserves to become part of every politician’s vocabulary. The handsome Alaskan politician is quite right to say that Shakespeare came up with countless new-fangled words – including “countless” and “new-fangled”. Among his coinages, as far as we can tell, are...
  • The President Strikes Back (Don't misunderestimate this man!)

    09/06/2006 1:04:15 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 78 replies · 4,088+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 9/6/06 | Mario Loyola
    The President just pulled one of the best maneuvers of his entire presidency. By transferring most major Al Qaeda terrorists to Guantanamo, and simultaneously sending Congress a bill to rescue the Military Commissions from the Supreme Court's ruling Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the President spectacularly ambushed the Democrats on terrain they fondly thought their own. Now Democrats who oppose (and who have vociferously opposed) the Military Commissions will in effect be opposing the prosecution of the terrorists who planned and launched the attacks of September 11 for war crimes. And if that were not enough, the President also frontally attacked the...
  • (Vanity) Is Dubya Playing Poker with Miers?

    10/07/2005 10:43:33 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies · 1,435+ views
    grey_whiskers | 10-07-2005 | grey_whiskers
    What a firestorm has erupted over President Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to be the next Supreme Court justice. And on both sides, too. Back during the summer when it was noised about that Sandra Day O’Connor was first going to retire, would anyone have predicted the following? --Harry Reid of Nevada photographed with the candidate, and it being known that the selection was made in consultation with him? --DiFi being quoted as saying the candidate“is clearly a bright, intelligent woman” (and being echoed by Ted Kennedy) without any hint of sarcasm? --White House advisors borrowing a page from the...
  • DFU SONG: Just When I Needed You Most (just when the RATS thought Bush was toast)

    07/20/2005 6:41:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 294+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST We came to your office for some judge advising and We thought you'd listen to us But you used your poker face on us again It's like we're hit by a bus We thought you were listening...your eyes were glistening When this was over, surely we'd boast But you have won again just when our side thought that you were toast You won again when we had thought you were toast We're calling you stupid and calling you Nazi, and We hope some traction we'll gain We think we're the ones...
  • Oliver North: Misunderestimation

    03/10/2005 9:51:16 PM PST · by quidnunc · 39 replies · 1,252+ views
    Town Hall ^ | March 11, 2005 | Oliver North [Creators Syndicate]
    News item: President Bush taps John Bolton for U.N. Ambassador.   Dear John, Congratulations on the new gig as the president's top dog (Rottweiler?) at the United Nations. Given the way the liberals have reacted to your appointment, your confirmation hearings are likely to generate more adrenalin than a gunfight in Fallujah. The thought of you representing us at the United Nations is driving the Bush-bashing, French-kissing, Blame-America-First crowd that savaged Condi Rice and Alberto Gonzales into a frenzy. John "Sore Loser" Kerry described your nomination as "just about the most inexplicable appointment the president could make." Your appointment confirms...
  • Cal Thomas: Interview with the President [you play this dumb thing really well...]

    02/03/2005 6:02:58 AM PST · by Tolik · 21 replies · 1,351+ views
    TownHall ^ | February 2, 2005 | Cal Thomas
    Cal Thomas met with President Bush on Tuesday afternoon in the Oval Office. After discussing the upcoming State of the Union address, Bush and Thomas covered a wide range of subjects. Following is an edited transcript of their interview.Q: Iraq's interim President said today he doesn't foresee American troops leaving until the country's security forces are built up and pockets of resistance are destroyed. He said, by the end of year we could see the number of foreign troops decreasing. But you seem to have a goal in mind of when the - you're turning it around - when the...
  • Bush regrets hurting U.S. diplomacy

    01/13/2005 5:47:28 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 327 replies · 8,716+ views
    rooters ^ | 1-13-04
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush says he regrets sending the wrong impression of the United States by using phrases like "Bring 'em on" and "dead or alive" in his first term and has pledged to be more diplomatic. In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters to be broadcast on Friday, Bush said some of his past remarks were too blunt. "'Bring it on,' was a little blunt," the president said in a transcript of the interview released on Thursday. "I remember when I talked about Osama bin Laden, I said we're going to get him dead or alive....
  • More Americans Die And Bush Just Talks (posted 8/2/2002)

    08/02/2002 8:17:37 AM PDT · by A2J · 166 replies · 1,337+ views
    8/2/02 | ME
    Thousands of Americans die on September 11, 2001. President Bush responds with a military offensive that is presently stalled. Al Quieda remains and continues to grow. Five Americans die in a suicide bomber attack in Israel. President Bush responds with an offensive of words expressing “anger” and that Arafat must be removed, and yet the little rag-head remains. Is President Bush nothing more than a re-warmed version of Jimmy Carter? I hope not, but I really don’t see much of a difference.
  • Bush mocks Kerry's words

    09/21/2004 2:42:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 1,402+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 9/21/04 | DENIS PAISTE
    DERRY — Answering the latest criticism on Iraq from Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry, President George W. Bush again turned Kerry’s own words against him during a re-election campaign forum here. “Today my opponent continued his pattern of twisting in the wind, with new contradictions of his old positions on Iraq,” Bush said to a friendly crowd of about 2,000 at the SportsZone. “He apparently woke up this morning and has now decided, no, we should not have invaded Iraq, after just last month saying he still would have voted for force even knowing everything we know today.” At a...
  • Smoking Gun B.S. (Alachua County GOP Coordination Charges)

    08/20/2004 8:49:44 PM PDT · by mattdono · 27 replies · 1,021+ views
    Various (Posted on FR) ^ | August 20, 2004 | mattdono
    Note: Image source is from a Bush-bashing website called, run by a couple of democrap blogging flunkies. If it doesn't post, it means they moved it.
  • Bush: Kerry Troop Stance Threatens Iraq Mission

    08/11/2004 4:28:09 PM PDT · by demlosers · 21 replies · 710+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11 August 2004 | Caren Bohan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - President Bush on Wednesday attacked John Kerry's pledge to bring large numbers of troops home from Iraq within a year, saying it would embolden the Iraqi insurgency and jeopardize the mission. For a second day in a row, Bush sought to undercut Kerry's war-leadership credentials, accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of sending mixed signals over Iraq. "We all want the mission to be completed as quickly as possible, but we want the mission to be complete," Bush told an "Ask President Bush" event here. "The mission is not going to be completed as quickly as possible...
  • Arrests Damage al-Qaida Network

    08/07/2004 6:31:06 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 18 replies · 841+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | Sat Aug 7, 5:52 AM ET | PAUL HAVEN
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The trail began with a hunt for the people who ambushed a Pakistani commander as his motorcade tried to cross Karachi's Clifton Bridge in June. It led to a torrent of intelligence and ended with dozens of arrests in Pakistan and Britain and a terror warning in the United States. Along the way, investigators passed through Karachi's teeming streets, to the dusty tribal village of Shakai along the Pakistan-Afghan border, to seemingly placid suburban London, to the world's financial headquarters in New York and to Washington, D.C. The arrests of several senior al-Qaida figures in Pakistan and...
  • Chirac Goes After Bush on Turkey

    06/28/2004 7:00:07 PM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 1,431+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2004
    French President Jacques Chirac (search) said Monday that President Bush went "too far" by saying the European Union should admit Turkey, and he added that Bush commenting on Turkish-EU relations was like a French leader commenting on U.S.-Mexican ties. "If President Bush really said that in the way that I read, then not only did he go too far, but he went into territory that isn't his," Chirac said. "It's a bit like if I told the United States how they should manage their relations with Mexico." Bush met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (search) in Ankara before...
  • In Shift, Rebel Iraqi Cleric Backs New Government He Had Once Mocked

    06/12/2004 12:14:57 PM PDT · by motife · 9 replies · 139+ views
    New York TIme ^ | 06/12/2004 | EDWARD WONG
    June 12, 2004 INSURGENCY In Shift, Rebel Iraqi Cleric Backs New Government He Had Once Mocked By EDWARD WONG BAGHDAD, Iraq, June 11 - The anti-American Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr on Friday endorsed the new interim Iraqi government and appeared to urge his followers to honor a week-old cease-fire that has been frayed by continuing violence. A senior aide to Mr. Sadr, Sheik Jabir al-Khafaji, used a sermon during Friday Prayers in the Sadr stronghold of Kufa, 120 miles south of here, to announce that Mr. Sadr now approved of the interim government he had previously mocked and that he...
  • UN, in 15-to-0 vote, backs U.S. on Iraq; Bush seen as getting a big diplomatic lift

    06/08/2004 3:27:18 PM PDT · by ambrose · 50 replies · 166+ views
    NYT/IHT ^ | 6.8.04
      UN, in 15-to-0 vote, backs U.S. on Iraq Warren Hoge/NYT NYT Wednesday, June 09, 2004 Plan calls for 'full sovereignty' transfer; Bush seen as getting a big diplomatic lift  UNITED NATIONS, New York The Security Council voted unanimously late Tuesday in favor of an American-British resolution to end the formal occupation of Iraq on June 30 and transfer "full sovereignty" to an Iraqi interim government. In addition to giving international legitimacy to the new caretaker government, the resolution authorizes an American-led multinational force, now at 160,000 troops, to use "all necessary measures" in "partnership" with Iraqi forces to...

    07/28/2003 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 60 replies · 266+ views
    Opinions Unlimited ^ | July 28, 2003?
    MISUNDERESTIMATING THE STRATEGERY Ever since George W. Bush campaigned in 2000, he has been dismissed by the liberal elitists as a daddy's boy, an idiot and a dolt, someone who wouldn't know how to pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel. They call him names, they scorn him. They pick out every mispronounced word he utters and they run with it, writing 1,000 word articles on his ignorance and his lack of "gravitas." Political cartoonists have a heyday with his face, and invariably portray him as a fool. After the election debacle in Florida,...
  • Bush no dummy: Peacock (Aussies are realizing they "misunderestimated" Bush)

    05/25/2003 11:25:31 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 16 replies · 190+ views
    Australia News ^ | May 26, 2003 | Australia News
    US President George W Bush had been seriously misread in Australia, former Ambassador to Washington Andrew Peacock said today. Mr Peacock, now president of Boeing Australia, said the Bush administration was leading the free world in the post September 11 environment through dramatic change "like no other in our lifetime". But he told a Brisbane business luncheon there was a "serious misreading" of Mr Bush in Australia. "I do find it a little remarkable that I continue to read and hear what I regard as a serious misreading of the current president," he told the QUT leaders' forum. "You don't...

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
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  • Don't "Misunderestimate" George W. Bush

    02/17/2003 8:13:12 PM PST · by Libertina · 90 replies · 433+ views
    Compu-Serve ^ | February 17, 2003 | Compu-Serve
    Don't "misunderestimate" Dubya. Those verbal Bushisms are beginning to "resignate" with the American people. Maybe they'll even "embetter" the English language.
  • Your Attention Please [Breaking News and WoD Flamewars]

    02/13/2003 6:20:56 AM PST · by Admin Moderator · 480 replies · 1,394+ views
    <p>Since my last vanity announcement on keywords went so swimmingly (it ended up with something like 5000 keywords added to it) I thought a great idea would be to throw some propane on some other fires with a vanity.</p> <p>Breaking news is being abused again, big time. This goes in cycles, with sometimes people being responsible, but other times people not being very responsible.</p> <p>We are in one of the not-very time periods.</p>