Goodbye Mr President!

Goodbye Dubya

… and may the door hit your ass on the way out.
(cartoon © Robert Ariail)

30 Responses to “Goodbye Mr President!”

  1. Bob Again says:

    On behalf of Alex, I would like to apologize for all persons with disabilities…goodnight Austin TX, wherever you are!!

  2. gnarly artly says:

    A village in Texas is getting back it’s idiot…

  3. Kevin Hoover says:

    People please tell me when

    We’ll be rid of these men…

    That would be NOW!

  4. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”3644″]On behalf of Alex, I would like to apologize for all persons with disabilities…goodnight Austin TX, wherever you are!![/quote]
    On behalf of KUR Management, I would like to apologize for dumb ass comments such as the one quoted above. Bob — can I call you Bob? — what’s got into ya?
    [quote comment=”3646″]A village in Texas is getting back it’s idiot…[/quote]
    Yes!
    (its, not it’s says the Spelling Nazi)
    [quote comment=”3647″]People please tell me when
    We’ll be rid of these men…
    That would be NOW![/quote]
    YES!

  5. Propellerkuh says:

    maybe you all saw the same irritating thing in the past years. go look yourself: http://www.quertzkuh.org/hermann/daten/Maxwell_Smart_Bush.jpg

  6. terje says:

    i honestly could give a fuck.

    obama has no intention of ending the farcical war against terror (which as of today there is proof that in the u.s. it does not exist. honestly, what better occasion for a little islamofascist action than inauguration day?), he plans on upping the war in afghanistan and he has no solution for the economic crisis other than to print more money and create jobs out of thin air. just a better actor on the screen for everyone to drool at.

  7. greetings from norway says:

    congratulation USA now you can rent a room in oslo 🙂

  8. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”3652″]i honestly could give a fuck.[/quote]
    You could?

  9. terje says:

    [quote comment=”3656″][quote comment=”3652″]i honestly could give a fuck.[/quote]
    You could?[/quote]

    i could. but like most of the u.s. i’m too broke to let it go for free.

  10. Bob Again says:

    A quote from Barry…

    …”Bob — can I call you Bob? — what’s got into ya?”

    it’s your site, just don’t call me fucktard. The kid’s fascination with disabilities got the best (and worst) of me. Dumb ass comments, indeed.

  11. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”3658″]it’s your site, just don’t call me fucktard.[/quote]
    I didn’t…

  12. terje says:

    for the record, a fucktard refers to anyone. not a disabled person. having worked with disabled people in a previous life i never heard one of my clients referred to or called a “fucktard”.

  13. gnarly artly says:

    [quote comment=”3646″]A village in Texas is getting back it’s idiot…[/quote]
    Yes!
    (its, not it’s says the Spelling Nazi)

    Darng, my frist typoe evar, I sucha looser!

    ’round these parts we call you a Word Nerd 🙂

  14. Alex says:

    [quote post=”904″]On behalf of KUR Management, I would like to apologize for dumb ass comments such as the one quoted above. Bob — can I call you Bob? — what’s got into ya?[/quote]
    Thanks, Barry! 🙂

    [quote post=”904″]it’s your site, just don’t call me fucktard. The kid’s fascination with disabilities got the best (and worst) of me. Dumb ass comments, indeed.[/quote]
    Is this about the whole several months old Olympics thing? Bitter much?

    Sheesh…

    One more time for the world: Sorry for Operation Iraqi Freedom. And the Patriot Act. And airport security.

    And people like Bob Again, who is clearly fussy because he hasn’t received his pudding cup today at the halfway house.

  15. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    I’m happy that the Bush Administration is over…
    The mangling that the “American Image” took globally at his reign (okay, I’m not saying we had a good one to begin his term with, but it was far better than when his term ended…) is a problem that cannot be repaired by a quick fix – Obama is a quick fix; tho’ probably the best shot we have.
    The great American Sin is arrogance. We have a system of government that really seems to work for us (aint sayin’ the government works for us, but the ‘system’ does) and we are arrogant enough to believe that it will work anywhere. It can’t – the experiential reference doesn’t exist elsewhere, too many variables to factor in…
    Now that ‘system’ – that works – is built upon tolerance; it’s what the framers of the US Constitution had in mind (Hell, it was the only way to make all those early ‘Capitalists’ and ‘Idealists’ agree). Intolerance was supposedly why this country was founded to begin with (at least, that’s what has been drilled into me since birth),
    (Yes, I know that the majority of our forefathers were asked/demanded to leave their homelands – but what the fuck…) The “W” administration put the Reagan administration in a kindergarten classroom when it came to intolerance…
    Americans need to understand that “inclusion” doesn’t mean “on our terms”, inclusion is on everybody’s terms. Some things Obama said today in his Address gave me hope that he might start us on a real path of “inclusion”. The problem is, will the other “representatives ” of our Nation support this. I dunno. They didn’t back Carter too well…
    Tho’ unfortunate at this date to have to share the spotlight, I feel the most significant part of his Address was the part about his father not able to be served in a restaurant in DC 60 years ago… THAT’s a change that has been far too long coming.
    Here’s hoping some real change occurs.

  16. Jamez says:

    Good Riddance to Bush!!!

  17. vince says:

    If they don’t put the DICK/BUSH on trail, hope is dead!

  18. terje says:

    “We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.”

    am i the only person who thought that this bit from his speech sounded a little too much like bush?

  19. greetings from norway says:

    shoes for texas LOL 🙂

  20. jonnybutter says:

    “We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense…”

    am i the only person who thought that this bit from his speech sounded a little too much like bush?

    Yes, Bush could’ve said that. The difference is what is meant when Bush says it vs Obama saying it. What exactly is wrong with the statement as it is? Bush would say something like that strictly as a cheap way to whip up nationalism, fear, racism, and resentment. Obama saying it means more what it actually means – that we shouldn’t apologize for things like civil rights for women, and for gay people (which are coming, make no mistake), freedom of (and from) religion, and the separation of religion from the State, and other stuff. We indeed shouldn’t apologize for and should defend those things. When Bush said stuff like that, he actually meant, if anything, the opposite, since he tried to make the US more like Taliban, etc.

    Maybe when you grow up, terje, you’ll be able to understand subtle things like this.

    Anyway, good fucking riddance! Obama can’t make everything wonderful, but at least the little fucktard is gone and will stop making things much much much worse.

  21. jonnybutter says:

    addemdum:

    Obama said this today:

    “The message we are sending around the world is that the US intends to prosecute the ongoing struggle against violence and terrorism and we are going to do so vigilantly, we are going to do so effectively, and we are going to do so in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals … We intend to win this fight, and we intend to win it on our terms.”

    The last sentence is the key one. Bush, like the imbecile he is, accepted *al-Q’s* terms, and therefore played directly into their hands, and even made the US more like them. A religious war is what al-Q wanted more than anything, and Bush saw it as his job to give it to them – an almost cosmic stupidity. The West’s response to a small contingent of reactionary religious fanatics must be, among other things, to be as unlike them as possible, meaning: more religious and ethnic and sexual and intellectual tolerance, more rule of law, NO TORTURE, no denigration of women, no terrorizing and killing of innocent people just for the hell of it, etc. etc. etc.

    Bush’s War On Terror is a joke (in the ‘god has a sick sense of humor’ sense), but the Taliban and other like-minded dudes in the tribal areas of Pakistan aren’t. Even terje would learn to hate having people like that control a central asian country – like, say, Pakistan. It’s fun to yell at the US, particularly when we actually elect Lite Facists like Bush, but don’t kid yourself about other, true religious fanatics – they can indeed ‘make it be all gone’.

  22. terje says:

    a little touchy there jonnybuttwipe? i didn’t know you were on my jock but now that i’m aware i’ll be sure to go to my doctor and get some penicillin.

    hey jonny, how many cops were at the inauguration? i wonder how it feels to party in the sights of a thousand sniper scopes? but hey, obama is better than the shitheel who just left office right? because he shoots hoops and has bright, shiny teeth? right jonnybunglicker? i’m feeling that change right now! it’s the penicillin working! i’m sorry jonny, it’s time for you to cling to someone else’s crotch for a while.

    bye!

  23. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”3719″]a little touchy there jonnybuttwipe?[/quote]

    You’ll hurt your throat, stop it.

  24. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”3666″]I’m happy that the Bush Administration is over…
    The mangling that the “American Image” took globally at his reign (okay, I’m not saying we had a good one to begin his term with, but it was far better than when his term ended…) is a problem that cannot be repaired by a quick fix – Obama is a quick fix; tho’ probably the best shot we have.
    The great American Sin is arrogance. We have a system of government that really seems to work for us (aint sayin’ the government works for us, but the ‘system’ does) and we are arrogant enough to believe that it will work anywhere. It can’t – the experiential reference doesn’t exist elsewhere, too many variables to factor in…
    Now that ‘system’ – that works – is built upon tolerance; it’s what the framers of the US Constitution had in mind (Hell, it was the only way to make all those early ‘Capitalists’ and ‘Idealists’ agree). Intolerance was supposedly why this country was founded to begin with (at least, that’s what has been drilled into me since birth),
    (Yes, I know that the majority of our forefathers were asked/demanded to leave their homelands – but what the fuck…) The “W” administration put the Reagan administration in a kindergarten classroom when it came to intolerance…
    Americans need to understand that “inclusion” doesn’t mean “on our terms”, inclusion is on everybody’s terms. Some things Obama said today in his Address gave me hope that he might start us on a real path of “inclusion”. The problem is, will the other “representatives ” of our Nation support this. I dunno. They didn’t back Carter too well…
    Tho’ unfortunate at this date to have to share the spotlight, I feel the most significant part of his Address was the part about his father not able to be served in a restaurant in DC 60 years ago… THAT’s a change that has been far too long coming.
    Here’s hoping some real change occurs.[/quote]

    Exactly which Bush Administration are we talking about, Sofa? If you look at each and every Republican administration since Nixon, the seeds of America’s current problems were sown long, long ago. These corporate fascists have been conspiring against the American people for a long time (and 911 just gave them the impetus to implement their devious agenda). Do you really think Obama is going to rescind The Patriot Act and the additional powers that it gives the Executive Branch of government? Do you think he is going to end the uniquely named “war on terror” which will allow him and his administration to continue exactly what Bush started? The systematic undermining of individual American’s civil rights?

    I think not. Obama’s own statements since winning the election have begun to waver regarding what it is he will do when he takes office.

    Is this first evidence of a flim flam man? I know, I know, I’m a terminal cynic, I admit it. But remember, the last president that attempted to change the US so fundamentally was assassinated.

    Indeed, only “real” Americans such as yourself can ever hope to change your nation’s direction, both internally and internationally, not politicians. For too long people everywhere have relied on their politicians to lead them. It’s about time to switch that paradigm around. Unfortunately, it won’t occur overnight, or even in the near future, or even in the next eight years.

  25. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    “Exactly which Bush Administration are we talking about, Sofa? If you look at each and every Republican administration since Nixon, the seeds of America’s current problems were sown long, long ago. These corporate fascists have been conspiring against the American people for a long time (and 911 just gave them the impetus to implement their devious agenda).”

    I think you misunderestimate me, ug ; P
    I’m not praising this administration – yet; you’ve not cornered the market on cynicism, my friend and THIS American is definitely copping a “we’ll see, won’t we?” attitude.
    And I well understand that “America’s current problems” were created a long time ago – we need to go a lot farther back than you suggest… Frankly, I have a problem with the Wilson Administration, but it’s a shit to debate. Manifest Destiny was the end of idealism, in favor of that which was “ordained by The God of Christianity”.
    THAT is where my issue with ‘Arrogance’ comes in; we’ve been soaking in it for centuries. And one thing I believe Obama is not is arrogant.
    (And – dammit, I will not be taken to task for this – at least the first Bush Administration didn’t have an idiot at the helm.
    And Nixon – despicable as he was – at least had some flair for diplomacy on the World stage. W was a freakin embarrassment [a scary embarrassment, with a Dick riding shotgun].)

    “Do you really think Obama is going to rescind The Patriot Act and the additional powers that it gives the Executive Branch of government?”

    No – but I’ll wager he injects some due-process…

    “Do you think he is going to end the uniquely named ‘war on terror’ which will allow him and his administration to continue exactly what Bush started? The systematic undermining of individual American’s civil rights?”

    Loaded question; no to ‘ending’ the “uniquely named war on terror”, Continue it? Most Likely. As Bush did? Not likely. And, I get the impression (from what I know of Obama, which is very little) that he is just as appalled by “The systematic undermining of individual American’s civil rights” as your or I (well, maybe not you)…

    “Is this first evidence of a flim flam man? I know, I know, I’m a terminal cynic, I admit it. But remember, the last president that attempted to change the US so fundamentally was assassinated.”

    EVERY President that has “attempted to change the US so fundamentally” has been assassinated, Bro. (And a couple more of them were ‘near’ misses.) But don’t you agree that Change must begin somewhere? The only similarity I can draw from Obama & JFK is the ‘idealist’ one. I really believe that Obama, when confronted with “you can’t do that” from the ‘corporate fascists’ will ask “why not?”
    A staunchly Republican acquaintance of mine described this election as “having a choice between the Evil of Two Lessers”. We agreed on that point, but we voted differently…

    “Indeed, only “real” Americans such as yourself can ever hope to change your nation’s direction, both internally and internationally, not politicians.”

    No sir, sorry, I cannot agree with that. That is what politicians are SUPPOSED to do! What I need to do, as an American, is my best to rid the government of the elected representatives that don’t do what they are supposed to do.

    “For too long people everywhere have relied on their politicians to lead them. It’s about time to switch that paradigm around. Unfortunately, it won’t occur overnight, or even in the near future, or even in the next eight years.”

    On this, we agree.
    And I really do think we’re on the same page – maybe reading it differently…

  26. urbangraffito says:

    Indeed, we are on the same page, Sofa. In fact, I really do hope that Obama manages to make some immediate strides towards real change on the American political map.

  27. jonnybutter says:

    [quote post=”904″] a little touchy there jonnybuttwipe?

    You’ll hurt your throat, stop it.[/quote]

    HA.

    Judging from the devastatingly witty invective – like ‘jonnybuttwipe’ – terje sounds like an American himself. But, no, I actually don’t feel touchy. I’ve just lived and traveled in other parts of the world than the US and have noticed that my country – overbearing and sometimes appalling as it is – does not have a monopoly on stupidity and political incompetence. So I get bored with comments like terje’s, since they show pretty much no thought – are just reflexive spew. If he gave an argument as to why the US and NATO shouldn’t be fighting the Taliban-types in Central Asia, that would be different.

    Another fun thing about the Taliban, BTW, aside from their habit of torturing (to death) anyone who drinks, or is suspected of having drunk, alcohol, is the requirement that every male over a certain age…grow a chin.

  28. terje says:

    jonnybitchface, i don’t really care to argue with a cunt like you. if you knew a little bit about history you might know something about afghanistan and the people that live there. what exactly did the soviets gain from fighting in afghanistan? think about that with the single brain cell that bounces around in your rotten skull.

  29. jonnybutter says:

    [quote post=”904″]jonnybitchface, i don’t really care to argue with a cunt like you.[/quote]

    You don’t ‘care to’ because you can’t. I’m not saying there is no argument, I’m saying you can’t make one. The Soviets invaded Afghanistan? REALLY?! I did not know that. Well, I guess you told me.

    I was just reading an article about an org called ‘Get Afghanistan Right’. I don’t think I can use html to create a link here, but google it if you’re interested – it’s an article by Spencer Ackerman in the Washington Independent. They oppose an increase in troops in Afghanistan. Maybe they’re right. But, unfortunately, this is the money quote from the article: “Currently, Get Afghanistan Right doesn’t take a position on Afghanistan beyond arguing that the troop increase is a poor course of action.” In other words, they have, and claim to have, no fucking idea how to ‘get it right’. Nice. ‘More NATO troops’ doesn’t have to be a default position – as I say, maybe they’re exactly right that this wouldn’t do any good and just kill more people for no reason. But how can you have no position other than that? Isn’t deciding that contingent on how you feel about the whole situation?

    One big reason facists and rightwingers are able to take over governments is that the left lets them do it, by being incoherent, weak, and just obtuse. We don’t really have much of a ‘left’ in the US, but ours – such as it is – is basically pretty cheesy, and is exemplified by the people in ‘Get Afghanistan Right, Whatever The Fuck That Might Be’. They have no political power here because they don’t really want any. Actual politics is much too impure for them. They have no sense of humor.

    There’s always some asshole like Bush, et. al. ready to fill up the vacuum.

  30. terje says:

    jonny, you give the impression of one who is around college age and are full of all these new, wonderful things to spout out. good for you. i’m glad you decided to get an education and do a little traveling and what not.

    the basis of your little infatuation with me is that i compared something obama said to something bush said. the fact is, you and i have no idea what obama will ultimately end up doing. if 4 years from now the u.s. is still embroiled in messy wars than obama will have essentially just continued bush’s foreign policy regardless of how many european nations come calling to kiss his ass. if not, then great.

    i going to assume you are aware how the mujahadeen and taliban gained power in afghanistan. forgive me if i have very little sympathy for the “war on terror”. but hey, now there is a natural gas line to be built and massive amounts of money to be made off of the poppy trade so the taliban aren’t so cool anymore. nevermind that the original premise is that they were harboring a fugitive terrorist (who is supposedly in pakistan by the way, where the taliban had/has limited control. but who am i to question?). the republicans like to claim that reagan bankrupted the soviets through the cold war. do you think a protracted, expensive war far from the center of political power (moscow) helped or hindered communist control of the u.s.s.r.?

    urbangraffito pointed out that very little is likely to change and i agree with him. but i don’t see you going out of your way to impress your obviously superior intellect on him. why? because newly enlightened college boys such as yourself also know their place in the pecking order. me? i have no control over this board. but you aren’t going to bite one of the hands that feed you so here i am having to deal with a young man’s frustrations with the world.

    yes, i said i wouldn’t argue with you anymore. consider this a lesson that your professors didn’t teach you in school.

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