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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

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"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

R.I.P., Mrs. Bush

Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92.

Mrs. Bush was a WYSIWYG person. Sometimes her pronouncements were a bit acerbic, but I gather that everyone around her knew where they stood with her.

Mrs/ Bush was a proponent of literacy, education, and civil rights, which means that she wasn't much of a Republican, as the party now defines itself.

5 comments:

B said...

"Mrs/ Bush was a proponent of literacy, education, and civil rights, which means that she wasn't much of a Republican, as the party now defines itself."

And that, right there, is a cheap statement. And a lie. More like how YOU define it.

As you've said to me, You are better than that.

DTWND said...

Methinks thou doest protest too much.

Dale

bmq215 said...

Touched a nerve, eh B? I've got a feeling she just listed the parts of the current GOP platform of which you're most ashamed.

B said...

Nice BMQ. I tutor illiterate adults monthly along with a bunch of other "Conservatives"...am all for Civil Rights, (part of the whole having a Mexican heritage...)

How would you folks protest outright lies and mischaracterizations? I'm open to suggestions as to how to refute that are acceptable to you.

dinthebeast said...

"How would you folks protest outright lies and mischaracterizations?"

You mean how do we, and how have we since, oh, say, 1996 when Newt Gingrich published his list of invective that Republicans were to use toward Democrats whenever they were within shouting distance of a microphone or reporter with a notepad?

Mostly by denying it and being ignored, in between being referred to as "traitors", "fifth columnists" and "communist-loving surrender monkeys" if I remember correctly.

I'm not much of a Barbara Bush fan, honestly. I kinda had a hard time listening to her after that time on GMA in '03 when she stuck up for W censoring images of flag-draped coffins arriving from Iraq by saying:
‘Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?’

-Doug in Oakland