Pathetic to think it was a parody article...

wirelessenabled

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Originally posted by: 2Xtreme21
Dare I say spot on?

There a reason why some people still bow at his feet and worship the fact that he and his cronies have destroyed / are destroying this country?
:thumbsdown:

Countdown is in full progress on the nightmare that is GWB aka Shrub.
 

Coldkilla

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"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

lol
 

BoomerD

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Originally posted by: 2Xtreme21
Dare I say spot on?

There a reason why some people still bow at his feet and worship the fact that he and his cronies have destroyed / are destroying this country?
Sadly you're right, and as the years pass since that article was published, (jan. 2001) the parody becomes reality...

Fortunately, the Reign of King George, our Commander in Chimp, is almost over...

IF the Democrats manage to win in November, (and unless McCain REALLY screws up between now & then, I don't believe they will) then they're really gonna have their work cut out for them in the years ahead. There's tons of damage to undue, to the environment, to the economy, to the world in general, Iraq, world opinion, the Dollar, American jobs, the housing crisis...the list goes on and on and on...hell, it might actually take several Democratic administrations to fix the many things that Shrub has FUBAR'd.
 
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They say truth is stranger than fiction... but when strange fiction becomes truth... woah...

*bong hit*

It's almost too much man...
 

GrGr

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Heh, I posted that article here a few years ago. And to think Bush is not only worse than the early spoofs of him. He is so much worse that the spoofs look innocent...
 

Vette73

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Originally posted by: dawp
the onion is blocked here so marked for later
Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

WASHINGTON, DC?Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."


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President-elect Bush vows that "together, we can put the triumphs of the recent past behind us."
"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

Bush swore to do "everything in [his] power" to undo the damage wrought by Clinton's two terms in office, including selling off the national parks to developers, going into massive debt to develop expensive and impractical weapons technologies, and passing sweeping budget cuts that drive the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the street.

During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

"You better believe we're going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration," said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. "Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?"

On the economic side, Bush vowed to bring back economic stagnation by implementing substantial tax cuts, which would lead to a recession, which would necessitate a tax hike, which would lead to a drop in consumer spending, which would lead to layoffs, which would deepen the recession even further.

Wall Street responded strongly to the Bush speech, with the Dow Jones industrial fluctuating wildly before closing at an 18-month low. The NASDAQ composite index, rattled by a gloomy outlook for tech stocks in 2001, also fell sharply, losing 4.4 percent of its total value between 3 p.m. and the closing bell.

Asked for comment about the cooling technology sector, Bush said: "That's hardly my area of expertise."

Turning to the subject of the environment, Bush said he will do whatever it takes to undo the tremendous damage not done by the Clinton Administration to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He assured citizens that he will follow through on his campaign promise to open the 1.5 million acre refuge's coastal plain to oil drilling. As a sign of his commitment to bringing about a change in the environment, he pointed to his choice of Gale Norton for Secretary of the Interior. Norton, Bush noted, has "extensive experience" fighting environmental causes, working as a lobbyist for lead-paint manufacturers and as an attorney for loggers and miners, in addition to suing the EPA to overturn clean-air standards.

Bush had equally high praise for Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft, whom he praised as "a tireless champion in the battle to protect a woman's right to give birth."

"Soon, with John Ashcroft's help, we will move out of the Dark Ages and into a more enlightened time when a woman will be free to think long and hard before trying to fight her way past throngs of protesters blocking her entrance to an abortion clinic," Bush said. "We as a nation can look forward to lots and lots of babies."



Soldiers at Ft. Bragg march lockstep in preparation for America's return to aggression.
Continued Bush: "John Ashcroft will be invaluable in healing the terrible wedge President Clinton drove between church and state."

The speech was met with overwhelming approval from Republican leaders.

"Finally, the horrific misrule of the Democrats has been brought to a close," House Majority Leader Dennis Hastert (R-IL) told reporters. "Under Bush, we can all look forward to military aggression, deregulation of dangerous, greedy industries, and the defunding of vital domestic social-service programs upon which millions depend. Mercifully, we can now say goodbye to the awful nightmare that was Clinton's America."

"For years, I tirelessly preached the message that Clinton must be stopped," conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh said. "And yet, in 1996, the American public failed to heed my urgent warnings, re-electing Clinton despite the fact that the nation was prosperous and at peace under his regime. But now, thank God, that's all done with. Once again, we will enjoy mounting debt, jingoism, nuclear paranoia, mass deficit, and a massive military build-up."

An overwhelming 49.9 percent of Americans responded enthusiastically to the Bush speech.

"After eight years of relatively sane fiscal policy under the Democrats, we have reached a point where, just a few weeks ago, President Clinton said that the national debt could be paid off by as early as 2012," Rahway, NJ, machinist and father of three Bud Crandall said. "That's not the kind of world I want my children to grow up in."

"You have no idea what it's like to be black and enfranchised," said Marlon Hastings, one of thousands of Miami-Dade County residents whose votes were not counted in the 2000 presidential election. "George W. Bush understands the pain of enfranchisement, and ever since Election Day, he has fought tirelessly to make sure it never happens to my people again."

Bush concluded his speech on a note of healing and redemption.

"We as a people must stand united, banding together to tear this nation in two," Bush said. "Much work lies ahead of us: The gap between the rich and the poor may be wide, be there's much more widening left to do. We must squander our nation's hard-won budget surplus on tax breaks for the wealthiest 15 percent. And, on the foreign front, we must find an enemy and defeat it."

"The insanity is over," Bush said. "After a long, dark night of peace and stability, the sun is finally rising again over America. We look forward to a bright new dawn not seen since the glory days of my dad."

 

shira

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Originally posted by: SSSnail
January 17, 2001 | Issue 37?01
Holy shit these Onions guys are GOOD!
Bu.., bu.., but, Bush isn't to blame for our problems. For example, his tax cuts have resulted in HUGE economic growth. Any recession or depression we may suffer is entirely due to . . . uh . . . other stuff. Yeah, that's it: If the economy grows, it's because of the Bush tax cuts. If the economy contracts, it's because of other stuff (and other stuff can NEVER make an economy grow).
 

WHAMPOM

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Originally posted by: 2Xtreme21
Dare I say spot on?

There a reason why some people still bow at his feet and worship the fact that he and his cronies have destroyed / are destroying this country?
A reason? They are too invested to admit they're fools?
 

GrGr

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Originally posted by: clamum
lol, that is scarily accurate. :Q :laugh:
It only scratches the surface of the Bush disaster. In reality Bush has been a million times worse than the worst spoof the Onion could come up with. Reality trumps fiction every time.
 

thraashman

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Originally posted by: shira
Originally posted by: SSSnail
January 17, 2001 | Issue 37?01
Holy shit these Onions guys are GOOD!
Bu.., bu.., but, Bush isn't to blame for our problems. For example, his tax cuts have resulted in HUGE economic growth. Any recession or depression we may suffer is entirely due to . . . uh . . . other stuff. Yeah, that's it: If the economy grows, it's because of the Bush tax cuts. If the economy contracts, it's because of other stuff (and other stuff can NEVER make an economy grow).
Well, we can't blame the tax cuts for the economic problems. In fact we can't even say it's near the biggest factor. However I think it's obvious that the tax cuts didn't help, and probably assisted in the weakening of the dollar. The subprime houseing collapse seems to be the biggest reason for the economic downturn, and we really can't blame any president for that. But the Iraq war is probably a bigger factor than anything besides the subprime market in hurting the economy.
 

SirStev0

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The onion needs to write a very serious... i told you so right before bush leaves office.
 

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