Quote of the day

Lest we forget just how agonizingly stupid our commander in chief really is:

Q:What do you think tribal sovereignty means in the 21st century, and how do we resolve conflicts between tribes and the federal and the state governments?

THE PRESIDENT: Tribal sovereignty means that, it’s sovereign. You’re a — you’ve been given sovereignty, and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity. And, therefore, the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities.

The most powerful man in the history of the planet, and he’s dumber than a brick.

Via Oliver Willis.

The Discussion: 8 Comments


Can someone please tell me how the devil that man got through Yale?

But then, after 4 years of listening to the man’s verbal gaffes, I suppose we should be used to this by now.

August 7, 2004 @ 3:46 pm | Comment

How he got into Yale is no secret: Family money.

Yes, these verbal monstrosities are now the norm, and we have gotten used to them. But that doesn’t justify them. There is simply no excuse for a man this inarticulate and stupid being made king of the world.

I’m afraid the “getting used to it” is the most dangerous symptom of our times: We are so used to everything repellent about bush — his casual lies and distortions (yesterday’s deeply disturbing job numbers somehow became proof that things are getting better); his hollow assurances (we are safer now that Saddam is gone — really??); his empty rhetoric; his inability to answer questions at a press conference; his refusal to speak to the 911 commission by himself like a big boy; his constant flip-flops and reliance on polls while swearing he always stays the course and never worries about polls…. We just take it for granted, and thus we hold the man to a standard so low that he can get away with just about anything. Then we wave it away, saying, “Well, that’s just how George is. Whaddy expect? He’s not a real president anyway.”

I hope you’ve all received your absentee ballots. Send them early.

August 7, 2004 @ 4:00 pm | Comment

Are you worried Kerry won’t carry Massachusetts without my vote? And, no, I don’t think Bush’s ties to Harvard Business School will help him either.

August 7, 2004 @ 6:22 pm | Comment

TJ, every vote counts. It’s not just a vote for Kerry, but for all the Democrats who are running. I know it’s an uphill battle, but we need to eventually wrest control of the House and Senate. So even you Massachussetts expats, get your absentee ballots and send them in early.

August 7, 2004 @ 6:27 pm | Comment

I just stumbled across this website, while I was looking for a picture of the world’s most hairiest man (Yu Zhenhuan). Who could vote for someone who got his first purple heart on the first day he was in Vietnam, especially since he had no commanding officer and he recommended himself for the award. Hmmmm……
He was FOR the 86 billion
Before he was AGAINST the 86 billion
He said John Edwards wasn’t fit to be president
Before he chose John Edwards to be his vice-presidential candidate.

The list goes on and on but I ‘m sure that this website’s four visitors will continue chewing the anti-capitolism fat, and speaking of fat, I hope Michael Mooron goes the Mama Cass way and chokes on a Ham sandwich. Michael Moore has just passed the mark and has officially made Moore money off the war in Iraq than Haliburton has!

August 8, 2004 @ 8:24 am | Comment

Actually halliburton has raked in billions in Iraq. I am not sure but I don’t think any movie in the history of the universe has made billions.

August 8, 2004 @ 10:11 am | Comment

Hey Joe, don’t be such a drag.

August 8, 2004 @ 10:33 am | Comment

Joe, Kerry made it very clear that he voted against the $87 billion as a sign of protest that no one was in control of the budget for Iraq. It was in no means a flip-flop, but it has been typically exploited by Rove. Anyway, no one’s forcing you to vote for him. If you want a leader who talks like bush and who has managed to totally alienate the US and who has lost more US jobs than any president aside from Hoover and who tells casual lies ad nauseum, it’s your choice. There are plenty of “hmmmmms” I can raise about bush, from his days playing volleyball in the ANG to his WMDs in Iraq to outing Valerie Plame to having people wearing anti-bush t-shirts arrested at his speeches to leading us into a wholly unnecessary war that’s bleeding us to death– little things like that. The list goes on and on. Really substantive things, like the wreckage of our economy. While nut cases harp on how serious Kerry’s wounds were more than 30 years ago. Real smart.

August 8, 2004 @ 11:59 am | Comment

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