Wednesday, October 08, 2008

President Bush in 2004

From the Idiot in charge: (hat tip bigpicture.com)

"One other thing I've done, is I've called on private sector mortgage banks and banks to be more aggressive about lending money to first-time home buyers. And the response has been really good. There's a lot of people in this -- our communities around the country that deeply care about the issue of homeownership, and they've been responsive."

- George W. Bush, U.S. President, March 26, 2004.

16 comments:

civil-ized said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvG-s_Ssb0

Copy/paste video - all the politicians are to blame. Some more than others.

civil-ized said...

Thought this was interesting...source is an e-mail, so trust it at your own risk.

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David Letterman, on President Bush. (Surprising)

David Letterman wrote this; it's the David we don't often see....

'As most of you know I am not a President Bush fan, nor have I ever been, but this is not about Bush, it is about us, as Americans, and it seems to hit the mark.'

'The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some Poll data I found rather hard to believe. It must be true given the source, right?
The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed and 69 percent of the country is unhappy with the performance of the President. In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't happy and want a change. So being the knuckle dragger I am, I started thinking, 'What are we so unhappy about?'

A. Is it that we have electricity and running water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?

B. Is our unhappiness the result of having air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter?

C. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these unhappy folks have a job?

D. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a grocery store at any time and see more food in moments than Darfur has seen in the last year?

E. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean without having to present identification papers as we move through each state.

F. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and safe motels we would find along the way that can provide temporary shelter?

G. I guess having thousands of restaurants with varying cuisine from around the world is just not good enough either.

H. Or could it be that when we wreck our car, emergency workers show up and provide services to help all and even send a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

I. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent of Americans who own a home.

J. You may be upset with knowing that in the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of trained firefighters will appear in moments and use top notch equipment to extinguish the flames thus saving you, your family, and your belongings.

K. Or if, while at home watching one of your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to defend you and your family against attack or loss.

L. This all in the backdrop of a neighborhood free of bombs or militias raping and pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods where 90% of teenagers own cell phones and computers.

M. How about the complete religious, social and political freedoms we enjoy that are the envy of everyone in the world?

Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks unhappy.

Fact is, we are the largest group of ungrateful, spoiled brats the world has ever seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S., yet has a great disdain for its citizens. They see us for what we are. The most blessed people in the world who do nothing but complain about what we don't have, and what we hate about the country instead of thanking the good Lord we live here.

I know, I know. What about the president who took us into war and has no plan to get us out? The president who has a measly 31 percent approval rating? Is this the same president who guided the nation in the dark days after 9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring an economy out of recession? Could this be the same guy who has been called every name in the book for succeeding in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats safe from terrorist attacks? The commander in chief of an all-volunteer army that is out there defending you and me?

Did you hear how bad the President is on the news or talk show? Did this news affect you so much, make you so unhappy you couldn't take a look around for yourself and see all the good things and be glad? Think about it......are you upset at the President because he actually caused you personal pain OR is it because the 'Media' told you he was failing to kiss your sorry ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have volunteered to serve, and in many cases may have died for your freedom. There is currently no draft in this country. They didn't have to go. They are able to refuse to go and end up with either a ''general'' discharge, an 'other than honorable'' discharge or, worst case scenario, a ''dishonorable' discharge after a few days in
the brig.

So why then the flat-out discontentment in the minds of 69 percent of Americans?

Say what you want, but I blame it on the media. If it bleeds it leads and they specialize in bad news. Everybody will watch a car crash with blood and guts. How many will watch kids selling lemonade at the corner? The media knows this and media outlets are for-profit corporations. They offer what sells, and when criticized, try to defend their actions by 'justifying' them in one way or another. Just ask why they tried to allow a murderer like O.J. Simpson to write a book about how he didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would have done it
this way......Insane!

Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use the New
York Times for the bottom of your bird cage. Then start being grateful for all we have as a country. There is exponentially more good than bad. We are among the most blessed people on Earth and should thank God several times a day, or at least be thankful and appreciative.' 'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, 'Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

-David Letterman
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Doesn't take away the bad happening in the world, but does give people something to think about besides doom and gloom.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Civil-ized......thanks for sharing. It is good to see a bit of humbleness still exists instead of the cut throat bashing that goes on in these crazy times.

Anonymous said...

Pleazzzzzzze! Blah, Blah, Blah.....you still don't understand the time frames....I am not trying to shine a light on anything, just commenting on facts. I don't know what is going to happen, but........let's look at the entire picture as it unfolds.....I get tired of all the negitive....when there is a ray of light, we need to pay attention to THAT also.

Bakersfield Bubble said...

I have been 100% correct about this massive credit bubble - enough said. I will know when it is over, you on the other hand will keep calling a bottom.

Start your own blog if you don't like this one. I have been doing this since late 2004 on other blogs and helped some people get theirs started in 2005...I know how this ends and I have made a shit load of money betting the right direction!

Bakersfield Bubble said...

BTW - What you call negative, I call making serious fucking money shorting the shit out of insolvent fraudlent financial institutions that have been lying to the American public.

civil-ized said...

Easy there tiger - BB, you are getting all heated up. We can all see the agent and what they stand for. As if anyone is dumb enough to believe anything an agent says after looking back over the last 4 years.

BTW, I hear they have added more learnin' to the Coldwell REA class here in town. More books to buy and more info to go over. Seems they are trying to weed out the Quick Buck and Low IQ candidates for the future. It is still pretty easy for anybody to get a license, but at least the "profession" is realizing all the dead beats that scored during the bubble.

Let's send a little sympathy towards the cheerleader RE Agent in the room. I am sure their standard of living has dropped much faster than most people's in the last 2 years and who can blame them for trying to look for SOMETHING positive in all this mess. One little shred of good news (drop in NODs) even though it is totally misinterpretted, must be a bright shiney spot in their day. Let them dream a little dream. Let them enjoy the moment. Bask in the hope that one day very soon, the market will turn and the days of easy money will once again enable the Crisp & Coles of the world to prey on naiive friends and family members.

Lone Ranger said...

“Burn Newsweek and use the New York Times for the bottom of your bird cage”

The supposed e-mail from David Letterman is completely false. Just another right wing propaganda piece that gets circulated by the gullible ignorant morons that line bird cages with quality newspapers.

Try snopes.com next time before posting mental diarrhea to rationalize a drug addicted, Daddies Boy loser of a President.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp

Bakersfield Bubble said...

civil-ized - sorry, I might need some sleep I have been glued to my tv and computer 18-20 hrs a day for the last month.

civil-ized said...

If you didn't notice, I prefaced the post with the source being dubious. I am not a political person and do not support Bush or any other politician. The post was intended to open eyes to the good around us. And the mental diarrhea comment makes it sound like you disagree with the sentiments in the statement. I thought the sentiments were positive and uplifting reminders. Not propaganda meant to rationalize anybody.

Do not let your emotions and hate of an individual (Bushy) blind you to the good in the world. And by the way, most of the things mentioned in the sentiment have nothing to do with who is sitting in the oval orafice.

Anonymous said...

I have read this blog for the last two years and Im sad that it has turned political. But since it has I have to bring some FACTs. Before anyone goes bashing the Bush administration you must first look back at the real creator of this financial crisis.

Two Democrats, Raines and Johnson, appointed by Democrats, cook the books at Fannie and Freddie to the tune of $6 billion (that $6,000 Million), they take a combined $160 million out of Freddie and Fannie in salary and bonuses (bonuses based on cooked books), then taxpayers have to bail out the companies they and their Democrat political allies ran into the ground to the tune of $1.8 trillion (that's $1,800,000 Million - in case you don't know the first $850 billion was followed by another $800 billion to guarantee the commercial paper market - bet you didn't know the first $850 billion bill gave the Treasury secretary the right to bailout whomever he deems needs to be bailed without debate or discussion) and we drag the corrupt execs from AIG before a House committee so certain Democrats can have photo ops and a few headlines but their appointees who cooked the books at Freddie and Fannie are still getting off scott fre and still advisors the the Obama's campaign.

We have a financil crisis precisely because the market was not left free. A free market would not have made loans to people who did not have the ability to repay in the name of 'affordable housing'. We are in this mess because corrupt, socialistic Democrats decided to buy votes and they forced Fannie, Freddie and lenders nationwide to violate free market principles and make risky, sub-prime loans.

Ichabod said...

So, how's Crisp and Cole? :)

Lone Ranger said...

Sorry for the anger Civilized.

That original piece was written by Craig R. Smith, a long time Bush apologist.

I get irked when anyone proclaims that our dead servicemen volunteered, so therefore their loss is somehow less important.

Ironic that Smith recommends they refuse to serve in combat as a solution. I guess he figures that’s valid, since our war making President refused combat also.

My bad for reacting so strongly, and not taking time to explain.

civil-ized said...

Lone Ranger - you are a scholar and a gentleman. Just as a different perspective on the servicemen being volunteers...I took it to be a huge credit to them. Most countries force their men to serve and therefore they are not a dedicated force. The US military stands out as a force to be reconned with because they volunteer and serve for a higher purpose. I have not served, but my dad was in the Navy just before Vietnam broke out. He served his 4 years and considered re-inlisting when the "police action" was heating up. But guess what - he had a choice. He chose not to re-inlist (and thankfully he got married and I was born) but the point is - he had a choice.

I think it is a stronger force that serves because they want to. I think it makes their sacrifice so much more noble and worth more because of that - not despite that. I think you feel the same way. But the left has twisted things to look like our military is weaker because they are volunteers - like it is a volunteer army equal to a local volunteer fire dept. But what do you expect from the leftwing communist party?

Realestateslasher said...

Why allways pick on the Realestste agent remember FHA is and allways will be, We tough Agents that work hard for a good cliant are true Gladiators can anyone say this type of cliants are hard to find,
Lets hit this market with all we have prices at 40-cents on the Dollor 7%intrest its cheaper to buy than to rent

Anonymous said...

I don't think The President said anything about every Bus-Boy in America was supposed to go out and buy several homes and others to basically sell their homes to themselves once a year then walk away with the toys they bought and live on high with the money!!