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While Mideast Burns: Blair Works, Bush Vacations

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Posted on Aug 4, 2006
Bush clearing brush
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Bush clears brush at his Crawford, Texas, ranch.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair just delayed his vacation to continue working toward a U.N. cease-fire agreement in the Mideast. President Bush, however, just landed in Crawford, Texas, for a 10-day vacation. (h/t: ThinkProgress)

  • Last year, Bush was staying put in Texas while Katrina was destroying New Orleans.
  • Sort of reminds you of the Roman emperor Nero….


    ThinkProgress:

    Tony Blair?s top priority: Ending a war.

    Tony Blair today decided to delay his summer holiday for a few days to help secure a United Nations resolution that would call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Israel-Lebanon conflict. ?

    George W. Bush?s priority: Clearing brush.

    President Bush arrived here Thursday evening to begin a 10-day stretch at his Prairie Chapel ranch, his longest planned period away from Washington during this summer vacation season. [?]

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    By davidanderson@bigfoot.com, August 10, 2006 at 2:01 pm Link to this comment
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    hey guys you think you have problems Mr Blair, my PM , has jetted off on yet anothetr freeby holiday-I think his 4th this year- after his failed excersise of influence over your Bush in this hideous by war proxy on yet another TERROR group in Lebanon & surprise ,surprise, International Security Agencies have discovered another plot to down 10 planes flying between UK & USA just at the peak travel time for most UK holiday makers.I hope they have got it right , remember the fable of the boy who cried WOLF!!Do these stupid neo-cons not realise that their failed expeditions into Aghganistan, & Iraqu are polarising Moslems every where.We in Europe have big Moslem populations!!! We are now-quote the UK Home Office minister- more at risk since World War 2. Thank ypu B & b( the small b is blair!!!)_
    david A.

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    By nomorewarpresnits, August 5, 2006 at 5:29 pm Link to this comment
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    How’d you like to work on That brush crew? ‘Er, uh- no, mr president you may not use the chainsaw. You know what your mother said- no booze, no guns and no chainsaws’.

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    By Denis Schwartz, August 5, 2006 at 10:47 am Link to this comment
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    Well people ... YOU ELECTED HIM! Now we must all suffer the consequences of YOUR actions. It DOES seem that he is out to destroy the middle east. I am a staunch supporter of democracy BUT it does not fit all societies! The middle east has deteriorated from a political war to a religious one - and that kind of war NOBODY WINS!! The only way to put a stop to this insanity is to impreach the idiot as quickly as possible…then shove Cheney, Rumsfield and the other war-mongering simon-sez followers out with him. CLEAN HOUSE PEOPLE!! Bring our military home so we can protect our own shores and let the other countries and religions sort this out for themselves.
    ds

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    By William Consolazio, August 5, 2006 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
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    I resent that, I have jackasses that have more smarts, ambition and well being then Bush—-and they are not hell bent on killing everything in the world. Jackasses are very loving and peacable animals—they love each other and their neighbors—-I have 10 and they are the only thing that keeps me going especially when I read everything that bush touches turns to s—t. Maybe the jerk should stay down on the ranch, we are safer when he is clearing brush,  playing rancher and riding his bike, at least hes not riding a horses, and worst of all, thinking. If your going to compare him to something , use a pile of cow s—t. Its more appropriate.

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    By Chaseme, August 5, 2006 at 7:31 am Link to this comment
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    That’s it! He is really a Jackass. He thinks like a Jackass and he works like one as well.

    Seniors in his administration know to just point him in any direction and he is off. Look how he is so comfortable doing mindless work with those helpless branches.

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    By Hilding Lindquist, August 5, 2006 at 5:47 am Link to this comment
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    Personally? I wish he’d stay right there, doing what he’s doing.

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    By harald hardrada, August 4, 2006 at 5:30 pm Link to this comment
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    as silly as he looks when photos show him clearing cardboard brush at his faux ranch [it sits on a hog farm], it doesn’t matter where he spends his time—he & his lackeys only care about lining his & their pockets

    we’re screwed

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