Subject: Bush and Baseball
In the summer of 1990, great Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was pitching for the Texas Rangers in an effort to win his 300th victory. The game was televized on ESPN, and in attendance was then part-owner George W. Bush, Jr. Ryan did win his 300th game on this occasion, but what I'll remember more than anything was a 45-second shot of the crowd--or rather, one member of the crowd, G. W. Bush. For 45 seconds the camera held Bush level in a closeup; the commentators, ordinarily feeling obligated to keep mindless patter going constantly, were eerily silen. For 45 seconds, the TV audience was gifted with a live shot of George W. Bush with his right index finger jammed up his right nostril, digging vigorously at the contents within. Then, with a final flourish, the index finger was replaced with a deftly hooked pinky, which evidently made quick work of the project, for soon Bush was gazing fondly at the tip of his little finger.
Now, I'm all in favor of a presidential campaign waged on the issues, rather than personal attack. Since there is no one, in any party, worthy of being president, why not have some fun at the candidates' expense? Someone, somewhere, must have taped Nolan Ryan's 300th victory, as broadcast by ESPN. That 45-second clip of GW doing what comes natural deserves to be played and re-played for the insight it gives into GW, the man, the baseball fan, the nose-picker.
I have tried to find a video of Ryan's 300th for sale on the Web, to no avail. So I figured I would alert or remind you rigorous Bushwatchers of the existence of this delicious footage, in the hopes that you have the resources to find that historic video and make it available to the whole country. ESPN probably owns the rights to the broadcast--or rather, now I think of it, Major League Baseball would own the rights. But there must be some way around that.
Good hunting, and good luck with this project.
Subject: think about it
I hope BushBaby never answers "the question". Whatever polls say now, it's a long time until election, and this situation is a ticking time bomb. Let him find out that Daddy can't fix everything......the hard way!
Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: [Fwd: Bush Videoed Collecting Cocaine!!! News that is FITto PRINT!]]]
While on CNN the issue of Bushit 'imploding' was raised today on' Inside Politics', this info has been sent to me and needs to be also looked at as part of the big picture. There is much now coming to light from lots of sources and we need to let it all out and the truth will somehow prevail. Given what we already know, why isn't it relevant. The 'Miami' Connection is being made on several levels now, and of course Jeb's relationship with it all also needs an airing. So far the media has kept quiet as to his feelings of it all and BabyBushit's disquieting negatives. Bob
Subject: check out 8/30 Newsweek!
Stuart Taylor Jr's piece on pg. 29 of the 8/30 /99 Newsweek is dead on. This piece of garbage (g.w.) is, like all the rest of the main stream politicians, simply a softened piece of flesh which has been coddled in blissfull milk fed comfort (albeit not like an unfortunate veal destined calf) with absolutely no connection to the real world. How dare he or any of the other mainstreamers inflict their ignorant opinions upon America.
Subject: please tell me
I am assuming with the statements you have made, " June 20: Bush turns himself in for past drug crimes in attempt to "usher in the responsibility era." Candidate will campaign from federal prison cell." and "in which he doesn't deny there was use of cocaine and other drugs. ". That you have personal knowledge of his Drug use. If you do PLEASE call your nearest reporter and tell them that you and Mr. Bush 'got high' together, and stop asking the question, and bring out some facts!
Btw "compassion" means forgiving, but not disallowing from punishment. You would have to agree that some punishment is needed for some crimes. ie murder and others. If someone is caught for a murderous crime should they be allowed to get away with time servered, and told not to do it again. No because that person would likely do so again and again and again. However 20 years later if that same person had turned their life around, and became a good citizen. Should their punishment be the same as someone that had just murdered?
Oh also it seems you have read something wrong. A "D" grade is still is still passing isn't it? "got out of the Vietnam war and became a pilot in the Texas guard despite failing the intelligence test. "His score on the pilot aptitude section, one of five on the test, was in the 25th percentile, the lowest allowed for would-be fliers." --"
Subject: [Fwd: Cocaine-gate;Seagal to do battle with Bush gang]
JUST SAY 'NOSE' TO MORE 'BUSHIT' Bob Kunst President, Oral Majority 305-864-5110 with "No More Bushit" buttons and "Impeach the GOP" stickers and buttons.
Great site!! Much thanks to Rush Limbaugh and Jack Christie for leading me here.
Anyway, I'm writing to tell you I have added your banner onto my current eBay auction for a Monica Lewinsky TIME magazine. If this is not acceptable let me know. It will be up for a week. If there is a problem, I can remove it, but hey-it's free advertising.
Isn't it OBVIOUS to everyone that Bush jr. has nothing at all going on upstairs? I hope you keep up yr site. We all need to work together to do all we can to keep this retard from being elected!
Subject: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
I would like to thank all of those who support my son for the wonderful website. I have been experimenting with the internet and when I thought about looking for George's site, I found you in a cinch! That is a great picture, too, although George always seems to have a white trail of dust coming from his nostrils. Hey, if y'all see him tell him not to forget to call his folks once in awhile, and tell him Barbara made him some of that tea that he likes for his sinus condition (he's always sniffling, you know)
Anyway, I've got to go - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Love the articles! -George Bush Sr.
Biblical statement "Settle with thine adversary quickly." If Bill Clinton can ask a stupid question, such as, it depends on the meaning of the work "IS," and Congress not challenge that statement, then the Republicans are in heap big trouble. George, Sr., the election to Clinton because he didn't attack the Clinton and the voters believed LIAR Clinton. I DON'T understand it.
I'm a bit dismayed by your web site and all its venom. I guess it's not good enough for a man to grow up, learn from his mistakes like so many athletes, actors, producers and writers. I guess once a man gets married and starts a family, he is expected to maintain the same immature life style he's always lived. Your web site is such an example. I wish you would grow up and see that what you are doing could influence a national election. What if you are successful and Pat Buchanan gets elected to the White House. Or perhaps you prefer Steve Forbes.
It is my understanding that Geiorge W. feels that his most important obligation to the American people is honesty. He has admitted that he had a "wild" youth and that he had a habit of drinking in excess. Is he concerned that during a period of drinking that he cannot rember, at a party where cocaine may have been present, that he cannot remember his conduct and therefore does not feel comfortable stating unequivocably denying use d;uring his early years? Sounds good to me!!! John
Subject: GW, what else...
With all this talk about "personal issues" why isn't there any coverage of what GW did during the S&L; scandal? I seem to be the only one that remembers, if only in a vague way, that GW's Daddy, then the so called President of the United States, sent some heavy welfare his way... It is time he got a proper job, and paid the taxpayers back! (also, why no expose on his insider trading? J & C Migrations
Thanks very much for an interesting and insightful bit of humor during the campaign. Keep up the good work.
Subject: viva bush!
whatever you say about Gov. Bush in your website, he will be the next president of the United States. We love him. Al Gore? He would be down 10 % on Election Day.
Subject: With friends like these.....:-)
Here is a sample of what a George Dubyuh supporter wrote your site and you posted it! I think it speaks volumes on what caliber of candidate he is for the GOP and who they have to count on to vote for him...and god forbid if there may be enough of them in this country to actually succeed!!!? GWB's supporter actually wrote this: "I belong to the Homo Liberal club so do not say I do not know what I am talking about. So there you queers I am from the inside and you allour a bunch of querers. so there. Vote for George W Bush or you are a big fat queer that has homosexuaL TENDINCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"....Well...with friends like this, George Dubyuh will not need that many enemies!...America WAKE UP.....Bring down the Candidacy of a rich kid with a drug habit who has bought his way into governor's mansion in Texas, and now is almost certainly GOP's choice! Unless we lit a fire under everyone's butt to take just a bit of closer look into his closet!! -Aware
Subject: A correction
A correction to my letter regarding GW and TGHP: TGHP was a 3-week program, not a six-week program.
Thank you, Esther
Subject: Finally! hypocrisy unveiled!
I think this site is great. Keep the heat on! All the majot media outlets finally caught up to what you guys have been saying about baby bush for months this past week. Unfortunately, the network talk shows tend to frame the issue as "has the press gone too far? does a candidate have to answer personal questions about what he did in the distant past? do americans really need to know this information?" The US media is so depressing--instead of taking the issue to a higher level and using baby bush's whining as a starting point for a hard-hitting examination of the absolute tragedy of the Drug War, they dwell on self-involved dialogues about their "journalistic standards" or lack thereof.
Do americans need to know about baby bush's possible past cocaine use? I say YES! . . . not because I think past drug use automatically disqualifies a candidate for high office, but rather because past behavior should be measured against current policies. . . it's okay for bush to have been "young and irresponsible" in the 60's and 70's but its not okay for kids in the 90's (esp. if they're poor, black or Latino) to be "young and irresponsible? No--they have to do hard time, even if they're under the age of 18! "Compassionate Conservative" my ass! The bush/cocaine story is a perfect microcosm of the hypocrisy of the Drug War--white, upper/middle class kids (like baby bush) supply the demand for coke, but they rarely pay the price. Instead its paid by BOTH the poor who lack connections to get out of prison time AND poor countries like COLOMBIA--a beautiful country which is on the brink of utter collapse in large part due to the US drug problem and the corresponding irresponsible and hypocritical policies of the Drug War (why take measures to reduce demand in the US, when we can just mess with the country that supplies that demand and waste billions of dollars in the process)!
If the worst case scenario come to pass, and baby bush is elected president--I can only hope that he will have to cope with a Marxist-Narco-Terrorist State sitting down in South America, the ultimate product of years of misguided US Drug Policy and ravenous US demand for cocaine (fueled in part by chumps like him), the kind of situation that would make him fondly wish for the days when Cuba was our biggest problem. The irony would be delicious, if only the tragedy wasn't so enormous!
jen r. chicago
Subject: compassionate conservatism
compassionate conservatism: large fries with your last meal.
here is gee-w's campaign theme . . .
Subject: while watching the iowa straws on cspan
While watching the Iowa straws on span I watched an interview with George W and he said and I quote " anyone who commits a illegal crime with a gun should be punished to the full extent." I thought about that, and thought Hmmm, is there a legal crime with a gun? Oh poor George He cant help himself he was born with a silver foot in his mouth. To me this reminds me of dan Quayle all over again. please look that wonderful quote up.
Subject: Re: Your Website
First of all, you are not making legitimate points. I have been to your site and it is hardly a fair and open forum. I understand how you may think you are, but you are far from being involved in honest political debate about what is going on in government and public policy. You are hunkered down with the cynics who feel powerless to do anything positive despite the fact that have never really tried to affect change. You may or may not have, I don't know, all I can tell you is who you are identifying yourself with.
I have worked on several campaigns for federal office incuding an unsuccessful bid for the White House. I worked in Washington for several years and am familiar with what it takes to get something done. It takes conviction, knowledge, organization and perseverance. Your site has none of the above. All it does is express a baseless opinion. That might work on the Sunday morning talk show circuit but it withers in comparison to legitimate efforts made by people on the local, state and federal level to better their lives and the communities they live in.
So, please call your site what it is, a joke, but do not try to pass it off as some sort of moral triumph.
Subject: Don't let them get you down
I find your site quite amusing, but it seems most of your correspondents are of the uptight ilk that have their knickers in a twist. They do not appreciate satire and seem to take it personally. I just wished to encourage you even though I may end up voting for the Shrub in the end, he might be more harmless than the alternative.
Subject: Babybooshes friends
Thought you might be interested in this post I just got. Bongo
****** Love the stuff about Dubya, keep up the good work. Just wondered if you have heard of Pete Brewton's book "The Mafia, CIA, and George Bush" Not much on George Dubya's dealings, but he has had an interesting bidness pardner by the name of Jim Bath: Trustee for two of the richest families in Saudi Arabia, (one was Sheikh Saem bin Laden, one of Osama bin Laden's relatives) one of the families owned a Saudi bank that provided financing to Adnan Khashoggi around the time of arms for hostages and whose highest profile member was indicted in the summer of 92 on fraud charges in the collapse of BCCI. Bath also formed a Cayman Islands company whose other principals were in a Cayman company that was a key intermediary in Ollie North's "Enterprise" in moving donations to the contras. Bath was also recruited by Papa Doc Bush as a CIA asset in 1976. Bath and Bush met while both were in the Air National Guard.
Subject: galveston,,crack problem
Subj: babushwakd Date: 8/26/99 10:21:52 AM Central Daylight Time From: ECOOKBOOK To: ECOOKBOOK look at the galveston dayly news forums...this is whats happening in bushes back yard!!!!
I want to know about Gov. George Bush's alleged history of drug use...and where did he get the drugs? From Galveston, Texas? Is that why citizens of Galveston have had a Crack problem for so long and nothing has been done until now? Is Gov. George Bush's drug use a message to American citizens that it is OK to break the law and be so privileged that one not need worry about being punished? Isn't it incredulous that Gov. George Bush is actually running for Presidential office with his alleged history of drug usage? Does anyone know for a fact whether Gov. Bush did smoke Crack...and not inhale? How do you do that? Do you get the same high? I guess if you don't inhale you wouldn't even have to buy it to get high...that sure would save money. And why hasn't Gov. Bush said that he never did Coke or other drugs? Is there somebody out there who's a tattletale?
Iowa sure likes him Why Iowa? Apparently now he's some kind of God as far as they are concerned. Is Coke legal in Iowa? This is confusing. Maybe Gov. Bush is a recovered substance abuser. Did he go to NA meetings for his drug problem and AA for his alcohol addiction? I hope Gov. Bush has better ethics than our Mr. Bill Clinton, with his chasing skirt problem. Is this another "make the rules as you go along...it is OK for certain people to break the law....while others especially minorities are punished?" Did Gov. Bush's brother party with him? Free liquor is hard to refuse...expensive cognacs, brandies, aged wines, champagnes...well h*%#, let's get to the good stuff, scotch, vodka, bourbon, gin, 150 rum...oh yes, and did his father know? Or was it swept under the rug the "good old boy" way as things are done here in Texas? Gov. Bush has let Galveston slide on the Crack problem by making sure there is not enough police and jails, as well as, the city is kept flat broke from everything from missing grant money to stolen parking money. And don't forget the missing school money and missing housing grant money. Gov. Bush did nothing to find answers to those problems. Was he too drunk to deal with it? Or did the coke get in the way? Or does somebody have something on him? Are we supposed to overlook all of this? Is he special because his dad was president? But Gov. Bush is such a charmer and lady's man. He plays good golf, smiles and is charming at cocktail parties and country clubs. Winning would put the Bush family in the status place as the Kennedy's' of the 21st century. What a plaque to brag about to their friends! A down in history trophy! Wow...who cares what he did? Is he going to run Washington, DC like he does Texas? But this thought keeps going through our minds...he hasn't said he didn't use coke. Did he use dirty needles, snort it or was he drunk when he did it? Did he break an antenna off of someone's car and use it as a pipe? Does that mean the United States AMA and FDA will legalize drugs and lower the drinking age? Is American voters saying, "Hey, let's get a party animal for president so that our violent high school teenagers can use him as a role model and get beer stands at schools?" Inquiring minds want to know. also,,do your homework this time,,,check out the forums in texas,,and find out what's happening in his own back yard..how many millions are we going to spend (that could have gone to education) on the past mistakes like we wasted on clinton?? The shool grant money in galveston for starters is a joke,,it went for trips to africa,,and twinkys... the kids in galveston don't even have books,, so tell me,,is this the how we want the country run? and how do you think that the people sitting in jail for cocain feel,,,this whole thing is sic..
Try printing something that is true and unbiased - oh, nevermind - you wouldn't have anything to say, would you?
Subject: What is your point in this?
What point are you yrying to make with this site? Are you that fearfull that you party is going to loose? I don't see any mentio that our curent comander and cheif has been doing coke in the highest office in the land. One last thing you think that this is a good use of free speech, however it is not!
Subject: on the hypocrisy question
Feel free to print this letter - but not my email address. I don't want to get hate mail from people who disagree with me.
I read your 8-24-99 editorial in the "But seriously" section, and I think you raise some good points. But I want to offer my take on the matter:
Hypocrisy is defined as applying one set of standards for others and another set of standards for yourself. So far, I'm not convinced Bush has done that. There is no evidence that he has ever used drugs, but let's operate on the premise that his pre-1974 denial could be considered an admission of his guilt. Would Bush really be claiming to be above the law?
Anyone who used cocaine in 1974 and was not caught cannot now be prosecuted, due to the statute of limitations. Bush has the same protection as any other citizen on this score, no more, no less (although it must be said that his privileged social standing made him much less likely to be caught than many who were less fortunate).
Bush can and would pass the standard background check to work in the administration (past 7 years for Clinton, past 15 for Bush, Sr).
In the 25 years since he allegedly used cocaine, Bush has become a supporter of a "get-tough-on-drugs", "zero-tolerance" policy. It's a safe bet to assume he didn't support that policy when he used the stuff. Is it hypocrisy for him to support such a policy now? I think not. Does it make sense for him to turn himself in for crimes no American citizen could be prosecuted for because they happened decades ago? Again, I don't think so. Should he work to change the draconian drug laws in this country just to avoid the charge of hypocrisy? No, because the charge doesn't apply. The standard is the same to all Americans - and no American who now supports a "get tough" approach should feel ethically or legally obligated to turn himself in for crimes he can no longer be prosecuted for.
To those who say that the voters have the right to know whether their president ever committed a felony, I would normally tend to agree. However, Bush, Jr. is not President of the United States - he's just a candidate. Do we have the right to know if a *candidate* ever committed a felony? It depends on the felony and on the consequences of such information being made public. The analogies you made to rape and armed robbery are unfair because they are violent crimes. Use or even selling of cocaine is a non-violent crime.
So the question remains: "Do I have the right to know if Bush used cocaine twenty-five years ago?" Well, no. That's a non-violent felony; an error in judgment which he can no longer be prosecuted for because it happened so long ago. I want my President to be a moral leader. As a teacher, I need him or her to set an example for my students. I can't afford for my students to get the impression that using drugs is okay. The damage that Clinton has done to the office of the Presidency is immeasurable, and I want future Presidents to be better role models. If that means that I can't have the luxury of knowing the details of every non-violent crime - including non-violent felonies - that they have ever committed, then so be it.
Subject: W owes everything to Clinton!
I'm surprised at how you label W as a hyprocrite and yet you have no mention of the blatant hypocrisy of the current administration. Bill Clinton et al have been the most CORRUPT and lawless people to serve this fine country, yet you go after George W. Bush over something this trivial.
Fortunately, we can thank Bill Clinton for what may be W's success. Clinton's conduct while in office (which has been his whole life, I might add) has been nothing short of disgusting. Yet, his greatest excuse is "If it's a private matter, it doesn't affect my job." He also used the youth excuse for his anti-American statements he made in the sixties. Sure, Clinton said the Unites States was the worst nation in the world to the Russians during Vietnam. And what was his excuse? "I was so young back then."
W. will get the cocaine story behind him. It's over a year before the 2000 election. The press will get bored of this as will the public when it sees that there's really nothing there. And since the alleged cocaine use happenned over 2 decades ago, W can learn from the master of public excuse making "I was a youth then."
The difference is, W. HAS actually changed his questionable behavior; Clinton is incapable of such maturity.
-Chris, anxiously awaiting the chance to vote for W.
P.S. Is W's cocaine usage worse than selling nuclear missle technology to our enemies (treason) or ordering 900 FBI files to the White House of the President's foes? (at BEST, a 4th Amendment violation).
Subject: PEOPLE DO CHANGE
JUST AS MR. BUSH IS NOT THE SAME PERSON HE WAS YEARS AGO IN MANY RESPECTS, THE SAME APPLIES TO ME.
I AM A 34 YEAR OLD, MOTHER OF 2, WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING A 10YR PAROLED SENTENCE FOR POSSESSION OF COCAINE (1/10th OF 1 GRAM). I WAS SENTENCED IN 1991 BUT ARRESTED IN 1988. SINCE THAT TIME I HAVE GRADUATED WITH HONORS FROM CEDAR VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MAINTAINED WHAT MANY FEEL IS A GREAT WORK HISTORY, RESTORED MY CREDIT HISTORY, OWN LAND AND GETTING READY TO BUILD A NEW HOME. IN 1996 MY PAROLE OFFICER AT THE TIME SUGGESTED I APPLY FOR A PARDON. SO I DID AND WAS DENIED. MANY SAY BECAUSE MY TIMING WAS OFF AND IT WAS TOO CLOSE TO ELECTIONS. RULES DICTATE THAT I HAVE TO WAIT ONE YEAR FROM THE DENIAL TO RE-APPLY. IT HAS NOW BEEN A YEAR AND THIS TIME AROUND I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY IT AGAIN WITH THE HELP OF AN ATTORNEY. SOME OF THE ONES I HAVE SPOKEN TO HAVE PRETTY MUCH EXPRESSED THE IDEA I WOULD BE WASTING MY EFFORTS BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE RIGHT NOW.
HAVING THIS FELONY CONVICTION HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR ME TO MOVE AHEAD IN CERTAIN AREAS OF MY LIFE AND I AM NOT THE SAME PERSON I WAS 10-12 YEARS AGO. JUST LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE. I WOULD NEVER HAVE EVEN TRIED FOR THE PARDON IF MY OWN PAROLE OFFICER HADN'T SUGGESTED IT. WHICH INDICATED TO ME SHE FELT I WAS DESERVING OF SUCH.
I GUESS MY BIGGEST GRIPE IS THAT BECAUSE OF THE "POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE" RIGHT NOW, I WOULD NOT BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED FOR A PARDON. INSTEAD OF BEING CONSIDERED ON MY OWN MERIT.
SO WHAT DOES ONE DO, WHO DOESN'T HAVE THE "POLITICAL" CONNECTIONS OR THE FINANCES AVAILABLE, JUST THE MERIT OF MY OWN LIFE SINCE THE BAD ERROR IN JUDGMENT YEARS AGO?