Friday, December 30, 2005

daily dose of w

Those of us who spent time in the agricultural sector and in the heartland, we understand how unfair the death penalty is---the death tax is. I don't want to get rid of the death penalty, just the death tax.

GWB
28 Feb 2001

Translation:

Welfare for old fat rich white men: Goooooood!
Welfare for young poor black women: Baaaaaaad!
Severe penalties for old fat rich white men: Baaaaaaaad!
Severe penalties for young poor black man: Gooooooooood!

How many farms were "lost" to the estate tax? At what rate were they lost? How does this compare to real estate development and assimilation into large corporate farms?

Thursday, December 29, 2005

daily dose of w

But younger workers, in order to make sure the system exists tomorrow, younger workers ought to be able to take some of your own money and invest it in safe securities to get a better rate of return on that money.

GWB
11 Oct 2000
Presidential Debate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Translation:

In order for younger workers to buy into the notion of destroying social security as a Federal anti-poverty insurance program, we have to appeal to greed and the promise of the dot-com returns like those realized by my friends, like Ken "Kenny Boy" Lay.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

daily dose of w

Today when I landed, I met a fellow named Irving Hall. Where are you, Irving? Right there -- stand up. Now you can sit down. Irving Hall works for our government at the laboratories, the high tech -- Sandia -- I think you worked there, didn't you, Irving? Yes. He worked there, and came time to retire and his boss said, what are you going to do, Irving? He said, why don't you make a difference -- I believe that's what your boss told me -- what you told me your boss said. See, he met me at the airplane. I'd never met Irving before.

GWB
26 March 2004
Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I'd bet Irving would follow him through the firey pits of Hell.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

daily dose of w

Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.

GWB
18 Oct 2000
During visit to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

I think this has gone out before, but since it cracked me up this morning, I hope it cracks you up, too.

Friday, December 23, 2005

daily dose of w

By mentoring a child, you shape the character of a child. And it's a high calling in life, because that influence reaches to eternity.

GWB
29 Oct 2003
Dallas, Texas.

and beyond!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

daily dose of w

My opponent seems to think that Social Security is a federal program. I believe that money is yours and you should be able to invest it yourself.

GWB
17 Oct 2000
Third Presidential Debate --- St. Louis, Missouri (Note: Social Security _is_ a federal program.)

Quote reveals a fundamental lack of understanding of insurance and risk, or a profound indifference.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

daily dose of w

... deteriate (deteriorate) ... hayenous (heinous) ... vented (vetted) ...

GWB
14 May 2001
Mispronunciations committed during one informal press conference at the White House.

This whole NSA spy thing has got me thinking... do you think that W will nominate Linda Tripp for the Supreme Court?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

daily dose of w

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

GWB
3 Jan 2000
Quoted in U.S. News & World Report.

Monday, December 19, 2005

daily dose of w

The American people wants a president that appeals to the angels.

GWB
August 2000
From speech delivered at the GOP Convention.

I'd settle for one that appeals to reason...

Friday, December 16, 2005

daily dose of w

I'm also honored to be here with the Speaker of the House -- just happens to be from the state of Illinois. I'd like to describe the speaker as a trustworthy man. He's the kind of fellow who says when he gives you his word he means it. Sometimes that doesn't happen all the time in the political process.

GWB
6 Mar 2001
Speaking in Chicago, Illinois.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

daily dose of w

I've changed my style somewhat, as you know. I'm less, I pontificate less, although it may be hard to tell it from this show. And I'm more interacting with people.

GWB
13 Feb 2000
From NBC's Meet The Press.

Good grief... he has to do it on purpose, right?

I don't recall the show, but I can see the "heh, heh..." after hard to tell it from this show. I can also see Russert beaming drooling adoration, lusting for his tax cuts.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

daily dose of w

It is incredibly presumptive for somebody who has not yet earned his party's nomination to start speculating about vice presidents.

GWB
22 Oct 1999
Comment made while visiting Keene, New Hampshire.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

daily dose of w

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

GWB
11 Jan 2000
From a speech delivered in Florence, South Carolina, and as reported in the Los Angeles Times on January 14, 2000.

Ahh... one of the classics! This is why shows go into syndication... there is still pleasure in the occasional repeat of a good episode!

Monday, December 12, 2005

daily dose of w

It's going to require numerous IRA agents.

GWB
10 Oct 2000
The presidential candidate commenting on Vice President Gore's proposed tax plan (meaning to say IRS -- Internal Revenue Service agents).

Friday, December 09, 2005

daily dose of w

I think we need not only to eliminate the tollbooth to the middle class, I think we should knock down the tollbooth.

GWB
1 Feb 2000
From speech in Nashua, New Hampshire. Quoted in the New York Times.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

daily dose of w

Reporter: "The European Union and Japan have filed a challenge in the WTO against a rule in the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would allow steel companies to receive money from antidumping duties."

Bush: "Say again now?"

GWB
22 Dec 2000
Spoken during a press conference held by the president-elect.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

daily dose of w

Mr. Vice President, in all due respect, it is -- I'm not sure 80% of the people get the death tax. I know this: 100% will get it if I'm the president.

GWB
17 Oct 2000
From Presidential Debate in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

daily dose of w

I think we ought to have high --- high standards and set by --- by agencies that rely upon science, not by what may feel good or what sound good.

George W. Bush
15 Jan 2000
From Republican Debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

Monday, December 05, 2005

daily dose of w

For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it.

GWB
14 May 2001

Friday, December 02, 2005

daily dose of w

This campaign not only hears the voices of the entrepreneurs and the farmers and the entrepreneurs, we hear the voices of those struggling to get ahead.

GWB
21 Aug 2000
From campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

daily dose of w

So, on behalf of a well-oiled unit of people who came together to serve something greater than themselves, congratulations.

GWB
31 May 2001
White House ceremony honoring the University of Nebraska women's volleyball team, the 2001 NCAA Champions.