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RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:55:47 AM »
Opened up my phone for some reason and saw this news. I was drawn to see tv coverage of Bush, and I feel it is a great loss. I feel like I learned the word benign by thinking of this man (at the time I would learn that type of word). I also feel a certain amount of guilt by probably most remembering him via Dana Carveyís impersonations on SNL. One of note...

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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 03:02:17 AM »
came through my alerts while working at the bar from USA today.

era's are ending, big time... let's hope ours gets better.
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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 07:12:41 AM »
Was just cranking my favorite song of his on my commute home yesterday.


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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 07:35:51 AM »
Media next 48 hours: Hey letís all gloss over the war mongering in favor of 90s nostalgia! Cool!

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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 10:06:01 AM »
One of the worst things about Trump, and to a lesser extent his idiot son, is that they make a guy like GHWB look decent in comparison. 

Make no mistake, as head of the CIA and a man deeply entwined with the Saudis and who knows what else, he was far from benign. That he could convince you that he was just shows how adept he was with propaganda and subterfuge. 

But really just being responsible for W is enough for me to feel no sorrow for his death. 

How many people suffered and died so he and his cronies (Cheney, Baker, Sununu etc.) could advance their agendas?
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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 10:20:25 AM »
Good riddance was the first thing that came to my mind.
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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 10:48:59 AM »
G.H.W. Bush is a man of several stories.
Born into privilege, he served in the war and was properly afforded the label of war hero. He very nearly gave his life for our country back then and that is commendable. After the war, he rose to power and is both fairly praised and vilified for his work. Oh, wait... I'm not sure why he was praised. Anyone who runs the CIA has his share of blood on his hands. As president, he ushered out the Cold War and in the era of blood for oil.

His sons are a couple of nightmares.

He was beloved by his family and many who knew him but that won't lead me to mourn the man.


ETA:
This from Clinton emphasizes his merits and I think belongs here-
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bill-clinton-george-hw-bushs-oval-office-note-to-me-revealed-the-heart-of-who-he-was/2018/12/01/e32966de-f56e-11e8-80d0-f7e1948d55f4_story.html

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Re: RIP George Herbert Walker Bush
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 10:59:36 AM »
Iíll say one nice thing.... at least he could take a fucking joke. He even invited Dana Carvey to the White House to do his impression. Trump just lashes out. No sense of humor at all.

Otherwise, yeah. The bush family has not been good for this country no matter how you slice it.
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