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Roe v. Wade

Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:36 pm

Joke for the day:

A reporter asked George Bush for his opinion of Roe v. Wade. The President responded, "I don't care how the people get out of New Orleans."

A little levity to brighten your day... :D

Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:51 pm

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Tom

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:30 pm

Right Tom...we got humor about people dying. We need much more of that, while people are still suffering and whose lives are changed forever. :roll:

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:34 pm

You're right Geno. Gee, if only I had the full resources of the National Guard, FEMA and about 10 other agencies at my disposal that I could send in immediately to help. Naaaaahhhhhhhhhh, it's just a local problem!

Tom

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:36 pm

WRONG

The National Guard is under control of the STATE...not the president.

FEMA is a SECONDARY responder. Until there is proper means, they too cannot respond. They are suppliers not law enforcers.

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:58 pm

So the prez has to ask the governor for the guard and the secretary of state to pee. Gotcha.

Tom

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:01 pm

UMMM Yes to question one, it is in the constitution...and to the second part, if it indeed happened it was out of courtesy. Know the difference.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:19 am

geno -

However you dress it up, your president has been shown up [again] for what he is.

The difference is, this time, the majority of US citizens can see it too !

He's been rumbled !

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:23 am

Based on what..the frickin' media?

Bush won both elections despite his "low following". If you were to believe the press, Al Gore would have won by a landslide.

The facts are that the media rarely paints the real picture...and the more they say how the Repubs are hurting..that is more likelyhood for one to get elected.

Rumbled my ass. 3 more years, and the media is counting him out already. :lol:

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:26 am

geno -

Actually, I was thinking of the opinion polls.

Previously split 50/50, with half backing him & half thinking him useless, they now show that a majority have rumbled what a lame-duck president he is.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:32 am

Right...and just exactly who and how many are they polling?

Yeah yeah, the same crap was said about Reagen. Big deal.

Colin, you can't vote anyway, so why woud you care so much?

Call him a LameDuck why because he doesn't lie under oath and he sticks to his ideals..even if it isn't necessarily the more "popular" choices.

He is a strong leader and he doesn't let the public tell him how to run the country. That is the role of the president. Making the best decision for the whole rather then letting opinions sway his mind.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:47 am

geno -

You wrote:
Colin, you can't vote anyway, so why woud you care so much?


We don't have an upper age limit on voting over here.................

Oh, you mean I can't vote in the US !

I'm with you now !

I wouldn't say I care that much, I'm just interested.

I find it fascinating how an educated man such as yourself can give such total, blind, unquestioning support to someone so undeserving of it.

That's all.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:35 am

Geno, you need to relax a wee bit. The joke has absolutely nothing to do with the pain and suffering of the people of New Orleans, and everything to do with playing off stereotypes of President Bush. Anyone, regardless of party affiliation, should be able to see that. I support this President, and always have, but I am not so blinded by party lines to be unable to find the humor in this particular joke.

I believe more people would listen to the "other side" if they showed a willingness to understand where they are coming from.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:52 am

Colin,
I can see where you would be QUITE interested, in that the US affects all of the world, especially the UK, where your Tony is in lock-step with us (both with Bush and Clinton).

sue

Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:38 am

Colin,

We don't have an upper age limit on voting over here.................


And what is your point? Neither do we?

Tony Blair's decisions are his own. Bush's pollitics have very little to do with it. If that were true, then you guys wouldn't be up to your necks in socialism.

Who said I never questioned Bush's leadership? Who said that I have never done the research myself?

Actually if you look what I have written time and time again, I have come up with precise reasons for my allegence. It isn't blind hate like so many on here, it is based off of research and knowing the law because of my basic coursework.

I am a educated man, and my opinion of G.W. Bush is just. Though some of the people that talk about bathroom breaks and monkey looks..make me wonder.

Khoots,

Sorry, but I don't find it humorous that the implication of the joke is that Bush will leave people to die. It doesn't brighten my day to make fun of people that are dying.

I guess the 34 people in the nursing home that were left to drown is such a laugh riot...yeee haa. :roll:

Gee and I wonder if you will feel the same if that was your mother or father?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:51 am

genesim wrote:Tony Blair's decisions are his own. Bush's pollitics have very little to do with it. If that were true, then you guys wouldn't be up to your necks in socialism.


That has to be the funniest thing I've ever read on this messageboard. Up to our necks in socialism?? Sorry, but you have no idea what you are talking about. Blair is very middle of the road. Some would say slightly right of centre in certain areas. I guess having national health care means we are a nation overrun with card carrying members of the Communist party? :lol:

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:55 am

Jan. 21st, 2009

You crybabies have a long time to wait.

:twisted:

Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:40 pm

Tj Communism doth not equal Socialism.

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:20 pm

genesim wrote:Khoots, Sorry, but I don't find it humorous that the implication of the joke is that Bush will leave people to die. It doesn't brighten my day to make fun of people that are dying. I guess the 34 people in the nursing home that were left to drown is such a laugh riot...yeee haa. :roll: Gee and I wonder if you will feel the same if that was your mother or father?


You're missing the point, Gene. The intent of the joke has nothing to do with...hell, never mind. Yeah, I'd laugh if it were my mother and father...

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:22 pm

KHoots wrote:You're missing the point, Gene. The intent of the joke has nothing to do with...hell, never mind. Yeah, I'd laugh if it were my mother and father...


Geno,
I've met his mother and father. He's not kidding!!

Tom

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:38 am

Tom in North Carolina wrote:
KHoots wrote:You're missing the point, Gene. The intent of the joke has nothing to do with...hell, never mind. Yeah, I'd laugh if it were my mother and father...


Geno,
I've met his mother and father. He's not kidding!!

Tom


Ron and Arlene send their love, Tom... :D

Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:45 am

genesim wrote:Tj Communism doth not equal Socialism.


Yes, I was exaggerating to make a point.

Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:52 am

Tj,

But I wasn't. :wink:

Khoots,

You should quote this to your parents, I am sure they would get a kick out of such sentiments. :roll:

Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:14 pm

You're right about that, Geno. They would get a kick out of it, because they "get it." :D

Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:40 pm

Well I am sure the victims would "get it" as well. Talk is cheap. It was a tasteless joke...especially the timing. I don't feel I am wrong for being offended. There are too many people that died senselessly and I would feel the very same way about a 9/11 joke or a hiroshima one. It just isn't funny. There is nothing to "get".