The bush culture fails in Latin America..Russia/China step in

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  1. ASLANSPAL

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    I hope that Chavez will one day change his dictatorial stripes but I am afraid that he will one day instigate a war against us and we will have to enforce regime change in Venezuela and remove his dictatorship.
     
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    There is no such thing as a "Bush culture".

    Empty rhetoric.
     
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    Yep. No one ever accused Bush of being cultured.
     
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    Do you see anyone in uniform of age who is willing to fight ...zero...zilch...nada

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    More of the bush culture of yuking it up while 3 soldiers died today in western Iraq

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    Republican 1%s who get a tax break during war on terror

    The blue print Republican Housewifes of Orange County one of the most heavily Republican districts ever! and their spoiled children and lifestyle of
    pompous self righteousness.


    Bravo has announced that it has renewed The Real Housewives of Orange County, a docu-soap reality series that follows a group of real-life "desperate" housewives who live in a wealthy Southern California gated community, for a new eight-episode second season that will premiere in late 2006.

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    Carpro the bush culture is alive and well and ready to steal and destroy

    BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 29 — The State Department agency in charge of $1.4 billion in reconstruction money in Iraq used an accounting shell game to hide ballooning cost overruns on its projects there and knowingly withheld information on schedule delays from Congress, a federal audit released late Friday has found.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/30/world/middleeast/30reconstruct.html?hp&ex=1154232000&en=8b11e105dbfa0141&ei=5094&partner=homepage


    Just the tip of the ice berg of wasted money mis managed in Iraq..imho.

    again this seems to be most prevalent under bush.

    One of the main stays of the bush culture is that they are never held accountable but reality is the Republican leadership holds power in all branches but again the bush culture will blame those who are not in power
    and try and change the subject ...isn't that right carpro.
     
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    Cheap rhetoric.

    "Having never served a greater good, it is easy for the weak to attack the strong." W W Royce.

     
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    Even in Basra the bush culture fails

    Series of Woes Mar Iraq Project Hailed as Model By JAMES GLANZ


    Published: July 28, 2006
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 27 — The United States is dropping Bechtel, the American construction giant, from a project to build a high-tech children’s hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Basra after the project fell nearly a year behind schedule and exceeded its expected cost by as much as 150 percent.
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    Laura Bush praised the plans for the Basra children’s hospital at a Project HOPE event in October.

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    Called the Basra Children’s Hospital, the project has been consistently championed by the first lady, Laura Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and was designed to house sophisticated equipment for treating childhood cancer.
    Now it becomes the latest in a series of American taxpayer-financed health projects in Iraq to face overruns, delays and cancellations. Earlier this year, the Army Corps of Engineers canceled more than $300 million in contracts held by Parsons, another American contractor, to build and refurbish hospitals and clinics across Iraq.
    American and Iraqi government officials described the move to drop Bechtel in interviews on Thursday, and Ammar al-Saffar, a deputy health minister in Baghdad, allowed a reporter to take notes on briefing papers on the subject he said he had recently been given by the State Department.
    The United States will “disengage Bechtel and transfer program and project management” to the Army Corps of Engineers, the papers say. Bechtel, the State Department agency in charge of the work and the Health Department in Basra all confirmed that the company would be leaving the project, but the reasons are a matter of deep disagreement.
     
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    Then I read the rhetoric. Even though a picture is worth a thousand words, it has to be utilized in context.

    Our men and women guard our way of life - not your war of empty words. Your empty words are just a side effect of freedom, they are not freedom.

    I do not see Kennedys or any of the other rich and famous sending their boys and girls to protect our way of life. So you attack those that do the most good.
     
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    More of the bush culture and its noise machine

    Nice man clothes Laura Ingraham:tongue3: and Ann really Godly looking attire a mini-mini skirt...one half way decent pragmatist Cal Thomas looks uncomfortable probably wants to run and hide.

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    I did not realize that one had to be a republican to buy in coto de caza? The people that I knew seemed to lean alot to the left . . . but, then again - what do you expect in SoCal or OC?
     
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    More of the bush culture of thieves

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    (Regarding family photo of Bush clan)
    In all fairness, George H.W. Bush (not Dubya, who went AWOL when asked to serve) was a pilot in the Pacific in WWII, saw combat, and was shot down by the enemy. His major failing seems to have been in raising children with little sense of morality or patriotism. There are more rap sheets than military records in that bunch.

    But Daddy Bush was not a coward, whatever his offspring may be.
     
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    Joe Jr. Died fighting in WWII. John Kennedy was cited for saving the life of a wounded crewman when his PT boat was sunk by a Japanese destroyer.

    More recent generations of Kennedys, like recent generations of Bushs, have been rather averse to military service. So far as I know, none of them actually went AWOL, however.

    Drunkeness, sexual misconduct, trouble with the law and questionable business dealings have been hallmark of both families.

    Unfortunately, that is what happens when a family begins to think of themselves as nobility.
     
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    What I'd like to know is why George Bush thinks that Iraqis deserve billions of our dollars for free health care, but doesn't think Americans deserve it.
     
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    The past really does invade the present and bush is right wing extreme as it comes.

    Former HBS Prof Blasts Bush

    Business scholar says president was 'shallow,' 'flippant' in 1970s class

    Published On Friday, July 16, 2004 12:00 AM

    By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON

    Crimson Staff Writer




    As the race for the White House heats up and the nation’s left-leaning heads come together to unearth potential skeletons in President Bush’s closet, one line in his resume has avoided major scrutiny: the time Bush spent just across the Charles River, earning an MBA at the Harvard Business School (HBS) in the 1970s. Now, as some fervently question the commander-in-chief’s performance in the Texas National Guard decades ago and more current-minded politicos take aim at the events surrounding Sept. 11, 2001 and the invasion of Iraq, one former HBS professor is doing his best to publicize his recollections of what he calls a sarcastic, mediocre student who went on to lead the United States.

    Yoshihiro Tsurumi, an avowed opponent of Bush’s current views and policies who was a visiting associate professor of international business at HBS between 1972 and 1976, said Bush was among 85 students he taught one year in a required first-year course. In the class on “Environment Analysis for Management,” incorporating elements of macroeconomics, industrial policy and international business, Tsurumi said students discussed and debated case studies for 90 minutes several times a week.

    Tsurumi—now a professor of international business at Baruch College in the City University of New York—said he remembers the future president as scoring in the bottom 10 percent of students in the class.

    Thirty years after teaching the class, Tsurumi said the twenty-something Bush’s statements and behavior—“always very shallow”—still stand out in his mind.

    “Whenever [Bush] just bumped into me, he had some flippant statement to make,” said Tsurumi when reached at his home in Scarsdale, N.Y. “The comments he made were revealing of his prejudice.”

    The White House did not reply to requests for comment on Bush’s time at HBS.

    Tsurumi said he particularly recalls Bush’s right-wing extremism at the time, which he said was reflected in off-hand comments equating the New Deal of the 1930s with socialism and the corporation-regulating Securities and Exchange Commission with “an enemy of capitalism.”

    “I vividly remember that he made a comment saying that people are poor because they’re lazy,” Tsurumi said.

    Tsurumi also said Bush displayed a sense of arrogance about his prominent family, including his father, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

    “[George W. Bush] didn’t stand out as the most promising student, but...he made it sure we understood how well he was connected,” Tsurumi said. “He wasn’t bashful about how he was being pushed upward by Dad’s connections.”

    Tsurumi said that the younger Bush boasted that his father’s political string-pulling had gotten him to the top of the waiting list for the Texas National Guard instead of serving in Vietnam. When other students were frantically scrambling for summer jobs, Tsurumi said, Bush explained that he was planning instead for a visit to his father in Beijing, where the senior Bush was serving at the time as the special U.S. envoy to China.

    In addition, Tsurumi is still sore about what he recalls as Bush’s slight to his cinematic taste. When he arranged for students to view the film of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath during their study of the Great Depression, Tsurumi said, Bush derided the film as “corny.”

    At the time, Tsurumi said his worries about his student extended no further than the boardroom.

    “All Harvard Business School students want to become president of a company one day,” Tsurumi said. “I remember saying, if you become president of a company some day, may God help your customers and employees.”

    When he discovered that his former pupil was vying for the presidency in 2000, Tsurumi said he tried to inform the public about his experience with the then-Texas governor at HBS—but got few results beyond hate mail.

    “Last election time, if you recall, the American mass media did a shameful job of vetting [the presidential candidates],” Tsurumi said.

    As another November approaches, Tsurumi is trying again to air his criticisms of the man he once taught and his actions as president.

    “This time it seems to be getting around a bit more widely,” he said. “After three years of dismal record, people seem more inclined to believe that all his failed leadership was apparent during the Harvard Business School years.”

    In a July 2 speech to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo, Tsurumi repeated the broadside he has launched repeatedly in the past.

    “I always remember two groups of students,” Tsurumi said then, according to published reports. “One is the really good students, not only intelligent, but with leadership qualities, courage. The other is the total opposite, unfortunately


    My comment ...I have said repeatedly that I thing bush is saved and with that
    he did an amazing job of turning around his drinking but I do think he loses
    the civil war with his flesh more than he wins it...and that his past extremism
    is alive and well today and has hurt this nation and thus the bush culture.

    So to carpro who is tried and true into making excuses and trying to blame others who are not even in power or control Congress ...what you do carpro proves my point
    you are the bush culture....blame but do not take responsibility.


    bush and the bush culture carpro promotes has hurt this great nation...period.

    The good news is that it is not to late to elect honest brokers whether they be Republican or Democrats who will be servants of the people and not servants like bush and his family to those who are one percenters who live in spoiled
    shameful self righteous splendor while the lower and middle class are dropping out. The poor to the middle class play by the rules but the bush culture seems to think they are not accountable for nothing. imho Aslanspal
     
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    Tsurumi said he particularly recalls Bush’s right-wing extremism at the time, which he said was reflected in off-hand comments equating the New Deal of the 1930s with socialism and the corporation-regulating Securities and Exchange Commission with “an enemy of capitalism.”

    Sounds right. He got in big trouble with the SEC over failing to file required reports after bailing out of his failing company before informing stockholders of the company's troubles. He obviously thought of the SEC as unwarranted interference in his affairs.

    Typically, he blamed his lawyers for the violation. Also typically, the SEC took no action on the son of a prominent politician.






     
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    Come on, ASLANSPAL. Stop holding back and tell us what you really think about folks like George W. Bush, Ted Kennedy, et al. :laugh:
     
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