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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2004, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bush is funny:

Our Prez done got f'ed up by his bike... I wonder if he'll declare bicycles as a terrorist entity bent on ruining our safety.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/05/22/bush.fall/

Heck, he's even fallen off a Segway... http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...7-segway_x.htm

I believe a Big Wheel will claim him in his next accident.



FYI, his recent mountain biking accident was attributed to loose topsoil caused by recent rains (Reuters) ... and his Segway accident was prompted because he tried to ride the Segway without turning the bloody thing on.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-23-2004, 12:37 PM
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Bush is funny:

Wow he's literally a BLUNDERING idiot.

Not only that, he was wearing a mouthguard! He must be used to falling.

"Tubb treated the president at the scene. Bush was wearing a helmet and a mouth guard when he fell, Duffy said."

Who the hell wears a mouthguard for cycling?

I can't wait to see what he falls off next! Chicken Noodle News will have the story!

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Bush is funny:

I don't think that is exactly fair. Politics aren't the subject here. Mountain bike riding is. Calling him a "BLUNDERING idiot" because he fell off a mountain bike isn't exactly sporting.

Here is a guy that is 58 years old doing something I doubt a good bit of us can or care to do. He was on the 16th mile of his ride and after the fall still rode the last mile.

Yes he fell. I do too and I ain't as old. Does that make me a "BLUNDERING idiot" too? Have you ever fallen off your bike?

As to him wearing a mouthguard, I wouldn't be surprised if the Secret Service didn't talk him into it. Do you have a problem with him wearing the helmet too?


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Bush is funny:

I just like the excuse for why it happened ... and the fact I'm not fond of his presidency.

Anyways, it's been big news (which I have no clue why) for a few days now.

The USAToday article about why he fell off the Segway is funny too - it draws attention to a conspiracy theory (like funny ... not serious) about how Bush aims to undermine low-pollution forms of transportiiton.


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Originally Posted by "holeydonut"
I just like the excuse for why it happened ... and the fact I'm not fond of his presidency.
Yeah I thought that was rather interesting too. I guess they have to give some reason.

I'm not sure if I am "fond" of his presidency or not. I tend to be conservative but more moderate than the folks around him. I do like him better than Kerry and definitely more so than Clinton.
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Anyways, it's been big news (which I have no clue why) for a few days now.
The press likes to poke fun at presidents. Usually it's the more conservative ones but it's what they see as their job. I remember Ford was clumsy and got all kinds of coverage out of it. In some respects it makes them seem more human and more like you and me.

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The USAToday article about why he fell off the Segway is funny too - it draws attention to a conspiracy theory (like funny ... not serious) about how Bush aims to undermine low-pollution forms of transportiiton.
I'll have to go back and read it. I love a good tounge-in-cheek conspiracy theory.

(Note: I edited this because I had the wrong estate. The press is actually considered the fourth estate.)


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Bush is funny:

The accident is news because of the liberal media we have in the States. The media will run with anything that makes Bush look bad and they gloss over the good things. Basically, the media wants Kerry to win and Bush to lose, plain and simple. Isn't it funny that Micheal Moore's film won awards in Canne. Hmmm, liberal hollywood and France, what a combo.

BTW, I have fallen plenty of times on my mountain bike. Sometimes you try to push yourself harder than you should or you get taken surprise by loose ground or slippery mud. I agree with UnixGeezer, it is pretty cool that he is even Mountain Biking at all.

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Bush is funny:

Heh, I can't stand Bush. But Bush mountain biking 17 miles, well, I like him better for doing it. Good for him, I say. Anybody can crash, done it many times myself.

As for his being picked on by the liberal media, these days I'd ask "what liberal media ?" You mean like Fox or Rush Limbaugh ? :P Presidential pratfalls are always news, anybody else remember Jimmy Carter being attacked by a rabbit ? Gerald Ford was the all-time Master of Clumsy though.

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Bush is funny:

PPlleeaassee Scooby!!! Two examples out of thousands don't change the appearance that media is liberally slanted.

My personal feeling is that the media is definitely biased towards the liberal side. I saw it first hand in the early 80's with its coverage of certain events in Central America and I haven't seen anything to change it since then.

Here is a site that gives current examples: http://www.thatliberalmedia.com/ Heck, the article from yesterday spells it out nicely. From the article:
Quote:
Tom Rosenstiel, the project's director, says the growing proportion of self-identified liberals in the national media -- and the fact that "conservatives are not very well represented" -- is having an impact. "This is something journalists should worry about," he says. "Maybe diversity in the newsroom needs to mean more than ethnic and gender diversity."
I'm sure there is a site that gives examples about how FOX or Limbaugh or Coulter or Hannity go too far but I haven't found it yet. Maybe because they admit their leanings there isn't anything to be written about. The problem I see with the media is that they don't admit they are biased. If they admitted it then the common folk would understand how to accept the news as it is being reported. By not admitting it they are deceiving the people.

This joke kind of sums it up:
Quote:
The Pope's Hat

The Pope is visiting DC and President Bush takes him out for an
afternoon on the Potomac, sailing on the presidential yacht, the
Sequoia. They're admiring the sights when, all of a sudden, the Pope's
hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water. Secret
service guys start to launch a boat, but Bush waves them off, saying

"Wait, wait. I'll take care of this. Don't worry."

Bush then steps off the yacht onto the surface of the water and walks
out to the Holy Father's little hat, bends over and picks it up, then walks
back across the water to the yacht and climbs aboard. He hands the hat
to the Pope amid stunned silence.

The next morning the topic of conversation among Democrats on the Hill,
CBS News, NBC News, ABC News, the New York Times, Hollywood celebrities,
and in France and Germany is:



"BUSH CAN'T SWIM"
Sorry we got off on a tangent with this. I'd much rather talk about cars but I couldn't sit by and let the second post go unanswered. Politics aside, the dude is moving in on 60 and still mountain biking. I can only hope I have that kind of drive in 15 years. Hell I barely have it now.


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Bush is funny:

When I said liberal media I meant the liberal elite media. Limbaugh, Hannity, Coullter, and other talk show hosts don't count because they aren't part of the elite media.

Sorry, I didn't mean to get into that, but someone asked why this was news and that is the reason. I could refer anyone who doubts the liberal bias in the media to the book "Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How The Media Distorts the News". But for every "conservative" book there is a "liberal" book to disagree. "What Liberal Media: The Truth about Bias and the News" is the liberal answer to the Bias book. Basically, who do you believe? I tend to believe the Bias book, but that is me.

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