Poll: Bush's Priorities?!?

Posted by: Anonymous

Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/04/03 10:07 PM

This is just appalling. If anything this tells us why he shouldn't serve another 4 years. The man has no discipline to see things to the finish.<br>========<br>President Bush's aides are considering a new lunar exploration program and other unifying national goals, including a campaign to promote longevity or fight childhood illness or hunger, as they sift ideas for a fresh agenda for the final year of his term, administration officials said yesterday. <br><br>Washington Post On Bush's New Agendas<br>==========<br><br>Lessee here...grocery list:<br> <br><br>===================<br>[color:blue]"Self-awareness is good for getting you through an Intervention, but it's no crowd-pleaser at a real party"</font color=blue><br>S3V3N<br>Washington, DC USA
Posted by: G4Dualie

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/04/03 10:17 PM

Yes! That's a good start. We need to add Aids to the list.<br><br><br><br>"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates
Posted by: azande

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:26 AM

I would expand "Fighting Child Illness or Hunger" to the whole population, not just children.<br><br>Az.<br>That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed. - The Sandman
Posted by: Michael

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 01:02 AM

Where's all the above?<br><br>
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 03:21 AM

I think he would be lucky to even start the process of gaining peace in the middle east in only a year, much less achieve it. The idea of him doing all of the above is just unrealistic.<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 04:41 AM

His agenda should be to off himself. <br><br>
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 05:41 AM

I can't believe that out of 8 votes (right now) 2 were marked "Capturing Bin Laden" as if one person could be responsible for all of our problems. It is like blaming everything on georgew. There are many hands in the soup.<br><br>Also, Adult Health and Longevity/ Fighting Child Illness could be put into one category; improve health care and make it available to all people.<br><br><br>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:12 AM

Do you really think the man deserves to DIE because he's a sub-standard president in your eyes?<br><br>Ask his family about that one.<br><br>
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:15 AM

I think it was just a joke– and a funny one at that.<br><br>
Posted by: iraszl

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:30 AM

He should be able to all this and more at the same time. What the media is focusing on is another issue.<br><br>"I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:35 AM

I realize that, but it's one thing to demand that the guy be impeached- it's another to wish him dead.<br><br><br>
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:36 AM

hey!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by cherry on 12/05/03 10:47 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: TheGreatDivide

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:38 AM

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Posted by: sean

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:47 AM

bin laden is being chosen by people who like dubya (same applies to saddam). how do i know? because placing importance on one man makes it very easy to meet a goal and look good in the war on terror. terror is nearly impossible to stop, but a single man can be stopped. al qaeda is set up so that a captured bin laden is easily replaced and the terror continues, but dubya would gain mightily if bin laden was captured. i expect bin laden to be caught, but i do not think it should be a priority over trying to rebuild afghanistan or iraq or the larger war on terror and on ousted iraq fedayeen fighters (and, they are not the "terror" that we set out to stop after 9/11 fwiw). i do not think there should be 1 priority for this president (thus, i didn't vote). i think there are domestic issues that would be my priority, but i am fairly certain they are not dubya's. i think the roadmap to peace in the middle east has long since been forgotten and that's unfortunate. i think getting UN support for our "rebuilding" efforts is long overdue and should be a much larger priority than it appears to be.<br><br>
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 09:02 AM

I agree. I just couldn't believe that out of eight, two people "here" thought that was a priority.<br><br>The US should just keep it local for a while, keep our noses to ourselves (I think I just made up that expression.) Do you know what I mean? It could only help our economy, and let alone the people who hate us. There is no easy answer of course. Who would not be happy with American made, sold and bought products? Keep to ourselves, and rebuild our country first...<br><br><br>
Posted by: morserj

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 10:36 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>We need to add Aids to the list.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>Whatever you do, don't try to e-mail the admin about that. Not that I thought his team would listen anyway, but I sent an e-mail to him for the heck of it at president@whitehouse.gov (his listed e-mail here) and it bounced back a few hours later as refused. I guess his new e-mail filters didn't like what I wanted to say.<br><br>Ryan<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by morserj on 12/05/03 01:40 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 11:55 AM

I'm glad we have this man in office instead of Clinton, or any other Demon-crat. How many of you tore up your tax refund because he's doing such a bad job. Would you rather be taxed into the ground? Rather have someone who wants to take your money and throw it at every single person too lazy to get a job? Maybe you'd like a someone who lets his wife make all the decisions for him. <br><br>It's sad and typical how people will ignore the good things he's doing, because it's easier to point the finger. I think there's lots of things that could be done better, but how much control does he have when there are thousands of people in the loop.<br><br>Heck, I can't count how many times my order has been screwed up at a drive up MacDonalds window, and that's a crew of what, 2 or 3 people? <br>How many times have you run a project with over 20 people in different departments all talking to each other and things get missed or not communicated properly? <br><br>Some of your complaints are not unfounded, but what do you hope to gain by whinning? Is that what you consider a level of involvment to make a change? Hmmmm, interesting.<br><br>The thread killer
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:05 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>every single person too lazy to get a job... lets his wife... drive up MacDonalds window...<p><hr></blockquote><p>yyyyoouu'rree sccaarriinngg mmme.<br><br>You and Divide should go play ping-pong together and broadcast it over the internet.<br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:10 PM

Man what planet are you from? Don't you know the in trend is Democrat good Republican bad? Don't you watch The Daily Show? Hasn't Tim Robbins or Sean Penn taught you anything? Sheesh <br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:12 PM

"Heck, I can't count how many times my order has been screwed up at a drive up MacDonalds window, and that's a crew of what, 2 or 3 people?"<br><br>You didn't run over them, did you? <br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:29 PM

I use to order a quarter pounder with no cheese and no onions (since they use those disgusting freeze dried onoin strips) and 9 times out of 10 I got it w/cheese. This became a running joke it happened so often. At the Mickey Ds in Burlington, MA it took them 3 times in a row to give me one sans fromage. I have now learned to order just without cheese and pick the onion things off an they get it right.<br><br>
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:35 PM

I don't know how you can connect me and Divide since I disagree with 99.9% of what he says. The one percent I'm onboard with are the words; "it, and, the, to"<br><br><br><br>The thread killer
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:37 PM

Nah, I couldn't fit the car through the doors. Next car will be a Mini Cooper.<br><br>The thread killer
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:44 PM

Clearly, I'm completely clueless. I have the same problem with fashion. <br><br>I can understand the appeal of being pro Democrat. According to them, nobody has to be responsible, work hard, or even a legal citizen. Heck, if you don't feel like working, we'll just throw money at you, and if that education is too hard, we'll lower the required score. What's that? you want to take 6 months leave from your job? Well, we'll just take the money out of everyone elses pocket and put it in yours, that is providing you have any money after we tax everyone into proverty.<br><br>The thread killer
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:47 PM

That's why you guys should have it out in a healthy game of ping-pong!<br><br>Seriously, the point you were making under all of the other "extreme" and scary words was quite valid– I guess that was why I made that connection. I mean you no offense, everyone is entitled to their opinion.<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 12:58 PM

You guys are missing the point. You have made this into a partisan debate.<br><br>The point is: There is plenty of very real unfinished business and the current administration would rather dump the *mess* and move onto something high-minded that defies a measure for success. People should demand that this administration find resolution to those issues...and yes, even capturing Bin Laden, because we were told it WOULD make it difference, and it WOULD happen.<br><br>If you want to get all partisan about it...wasn't this the administration that was going to return accountability and honor to the office of POTUS? Dumping your responsibilities is hardly the means to do that.<br><br>Oh. I'm sorry. My bad. That's right. They were only talking about the presentation of the office, not the deeds.<br><br>===================<br>[color:blue]"Self-awareness is good for getting you through an Intervention, but it's no crowd-pleaser at a real party"</font color=blue><br>S3V3N<br>Washington, DC USA
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 01:01 PM

Thank you for bringing the post back on track. you're right.<br><br>I can't really respond to your claim that they are 'dumping the mess' because I don't see any documentation proving they are closing the other issues, pulling their funding, transfering the staffs, or anything else that shows the current 'messes' are being abandoned.<br><br>The thread killer
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 01:06 PM

"Heck, I can't count how many times my order has been screwed up at a drive up MacDonalds window, and that's a crew of what, 2 or 3 people? <br>How many times have you run a project with over 20 people in different departments all talking to each other and things get missed or not communicated properly? "<br><br>Way out of context. This is the highest office of our country, in arguably the most influential country on the planet. At this level, I accept no excuses. The man can accomplish anything he wants to. At his or any President's level, excuses are the smoke and mirrors obscuring hidden preferences.<br><br>===================<br>[color:blue]"Self-awareness is good for getting you through an Intervention, but it's no crowd-pleaser at a real party"</font color=blue><br>S3V3N<br>Washington, DC USA
Posted by: skuldugary

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 01:50 PM

You are being unrealistic, my friend.<br><br>He's not in every meeting at every level down to the mail room. How many tasks get pushed off to the next day in your life? How many times do you run out of time? I wonder how the guy can sleep at night knowing the cushing amount of work waiting for him the next day. <br><br>Look at us. We can take time out to blab on the internet and surf the latest and coolest toys for your Macs. Does he have time like that? <br><br>The thread killer
Posted by: cherry

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 02:03 PM

I am done with this, I just want to say: <br><br>I did not realize I was partisan– wait I am not, at all. I am completely unaffiliated just have a short attention span. You said "The man has no discipline to see things to the finish." I said no one man is responsible, one terrorist or the other. Seeing things through to the finish would be great, but I don't think that is going to happen. In my opinion the well being of the citizens and the country should be top priority– wasn't that the question?<br><br>You make very good points, and I completely agree with you. But this is a discussion board, and things do go off topic quite a bit right? What you are saying should be spoken to a larger audience...<br><br>Take action then:<br><br>moveon.org<br><br>(I know "TGD" preaches about them a lot, but they really do a lot of work) Also,<br><br>democracynow.org<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 05:21 PM

You left one out: dropping out of the '04 race.<br><br> My name is yoyo. Nice to meet you.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 05:25 PM

Any fool can make an economy turn around if you give him a half-trillion dollar deficit to prime the pump. In the good old days when republicans were fiscal conservatives, they excoriated that kind of behavior as socialistic. The sad thing is that the socialism this time around is addressed to the wrong group of people. As to the refunds, on both occassions I did the only thing I could in good consicence do, which was to turn the money over to a public agency--my town's schools.<br><br> My name is yoyo. Nice to meet you.
Posted by: Michael

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 05:45 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>which was to turn the money over to a public agency--my town's schools.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Which you work for and directly benefit. And Bill Gates gives PCs with Windows to schools?<br><br>
Posted by: Trog

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 07:38 PM

Huh? I don't understand your point. MS gives windows to schools as a result of antitrust settlement, yet many argue it only perpetuates their monopoly. <br><br>Yo-yo gave Bush's personal tax break dollars to a local school, and he works at a college.<br><br>Umm... How uhh, what???<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/05/03 08:25 PM

Hate to clue you in, but i do not work for the public schools. The idea that any act of charity is an act of self-interest is an abomination.<br><br>edit: To clarify, my wife does work for the public school in my town. You can draw whatever petty and self-satisfied conclusion you will from that fact.<br><br> My name is yoyo. Nice to meet you.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 12/05/03 11:32 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/06/03 04:18 AM

Ofcourse you are right. Sorry Yo.<br><br>
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/06/03 07:49 PM

What Should Bush's 2004 Agenda Be?<br><br>First, go back to his ranch and rest a while. Maybe write a book. Then, find a job since he will not be president and probably do a lot of charity work for his church. Maybe be a missionary in the far East.<br><br>
Posted by: TreeBeard

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/07/03 03:24 AM

all i know is my priorities and I'd rather hear of bush no more.. <br>except to hear that he has opened his private funds to us in order to provide improvements in health and education for all.<br><br>-----------------------------------------------------------------<br><br> "Behold the Turtle, he maketh no progress ==== until he sticketh out his neck." <br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/07/03 04:20 AM

You dumbarse! Can't take a joke, eh? Well, never take me too seriously as I have said here repeatedly. <br><br><br><br>So what should Bush's priorities be? Learn something about diplomacy and get off the war wagon. <br><br>Plus eat a hell of a lot more preztels. <br><br>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/07/03 06:22 AM

Sorry, I didn't think suicide was all that funny.<br><br>
Posted by: TheGreatDivide

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/07/03 12:37 PM

Pirates, physchographic pushers, we are the souls they wish they could harness.<br><br>http://axisofjustice.org
Posted by: iRock

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/07/03 12:59 PM

Hey Ruse I see where moveon.org was on the local news here in Seattle.(our closest main broadcast for local tv news) It is going to be one of the markets that will have TV ads from moveon running. They did a quick street poll and several people said it was too early but it gave them something to think about.<br><br>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Poll: Bush's Priorities?!? - 12/07/03 01:45 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> Keep to ourselves, and rebuild our country first...<p><hr></blockquote><p>Now there's a solution...isolationism. We could thow out illegals, lock down the borders and get back to the only two things that can truly have value added to them...mining and agriculture. Everything else is just fluff, after all. Yep, the he!! with the rest of the world...who needs 'em.<br><br><br><br>drjohn's photos