The King IS Dead…….

January 13, 2009 at 10:29 am 6 comments

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So, yesterday President George W. Bush gave his last press conference before making way for the new King, Barack Obama. In his final farewell George W.  joked about the fact that he had been “misunderestimated”. I wonder why………?

  • “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”—Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
  • “And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.”—meeting with Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008
  •  “Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.”—CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000
  • “I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.”—Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
  • “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”—U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

Do you have any favourite Bushisms?

Presumably George W. was so-named so that he did not confuse himself with his father and end up sleeping with his mother…..although this has never been proved 😉

For sure, “Junior” would not have been the best of names for the ” Leader of the Free World”, being an unelected position as I understand it. Not surprising for a nation with a World Series that only they can play in……..

Well I am sure that history will have something to say about Dubya’s legacy as president…..as long as he doesn’t blow us all up in the next week.

Goodbye and good riddance. The King is dead. Long live Obama!

In the meantime you might enjoy this:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FvtAluA7gys

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. writechicpress  |  January 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I think “Peeance Freeance” is my favorite although “Is our children learning” was quite stunning, too.

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  • 2. Peter the Pedant  |  January 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    How about … “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test” or the inciteful “I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe — I believe what I believe is right.” though I also like “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
    Come on Barack you’re going to have to aim high !

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  • 3. erik  |  January 13, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I am American so my knowledge of geography is suspect, but I believe that Toronto is in Canada (until recently, Montreal also had a team). As you did with “Ironic” and Alanis Morisette, I think you sell our northern neighbors short by lumping them in with us.

    I suspect (though I have done no research) that the World Series was so named when there were no other countries with top-flight professional baseball. Not that most of the rest of the world cares about baseball (nor should they).

    The Champions League is not precisely named either, is it? Surely it is unintentional irony that the champions of the English League Championship do not qualify for the Champions League.

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  • 4. Peter the Pedant  |  January 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    The term “World’s Championship Series” was first used in the 1880s when baseball was almost exclusively confined to North America, especially the United States. It was therefore understood (or assumed) that the winner of the major league championship was the best baseball team in the world. Thus the “World’s Series”

    The Champions League of course was spawned for financial gain, developing in 1992 from the European Champions Cup which of course was only open to the national champions. Money talks and soon an additional place for runners-up became an extra 3 places for the most successful countries teams.

    There is not really any ironic link though to the English Championship as it came along a couple of years later – 1994 (?) when the appeal of playing in Division 1 (really of course Division 2) lost its shine and it had to have a more appealing name

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  • 5. Peter the Pedant  |  January 14, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    If you want to be a Pedant don’t guess.

    The English Championship had to wait until to 2004 for its shiny new name

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  • 6. Middle Man  |  January 15, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks Erik,

    North America, the USA, Canada……..all just former colonies/part of the Empire for those of us in the Motherland.

    Anyhow, glad the Pedant has got hold of you at last!

    😉

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