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The Ramblings of a Reluctant Civil Servant

Shouldn't laugh ..but...
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fencingsculptor
Ah dear if it were a student in a classroom of special needs children I feel it would be a little mean to poke fun....but since it' Bush.....He's fair game .

Below are some corking 'Bushisms' from a BBC article:

ON HIMSELF
"They misunderestimated me."
Bentonville, Arkansas, 6 November, 2000


"I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right." Rome, 22 July, 2001
"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again."
Nashville, Tennessee, 17 September, 2002


"There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were getting nearly directly overhead."
Washington DC, 11 May, 2001

"I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today. He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me."
Nashville, Tennessee, 27 May, 2004


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
"For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times."
Tokyo, 18 February, 2002

"The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorise himself."
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 29 January, 2003

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." Washington DC, 5 August, 2004
"I think war is a dangerous place."
Washington DC, 7 May, 2003

"The ambassador and the general were briefing me on the - the vast majority of Iraqis want to live in a peaceful, free world. And we will find these people and we will bring them to justice."
Washington DC, 27 October, 2003

"Free societies are hopeful societies. And free societies will be allies against these hateful few who have no conscience, who kill at the whim of a hat."
Washington DC, 17 September, 2004

"You know, one of the hardest parts of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror."
CBS News, Washington DC, 6 September, 2006


EDUCATION
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"
Florence, South Carolina, 11 January, 2000

"Reading is the basics for all learning."
Reston, Virginia, 28 March, 2000

"As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards."
CNN, 30 August, 2000

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''
Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001

ECONOMICS
"I understand small business growth. I was one."
New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it."
Reuters, 5 May, 2000

"I do remain confident in Linda. She'll make a fine Labour Secretary. From what I've read in the press accounts, she's perfectly qualified."
Austin, Texas, 8 January, 2001

"First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren't necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn't mean you're willing to kill."
Washington DC, 19 May, 2003


HEALTHCARE
"I don't think we need to be subliminable about the differences between our views on prescription drugs."
Orlando, Florida, 12 September, 2000

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYN's aren't able to practice their love with women all across the country."
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 6 September, 2004


TECHNOLOGY
"Will the highways on the internet become more few?"
Concord, New Hampshire, 29 January, 2000

"It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber."
Washington DC, 10 April, 2002

"Information is moving. You know, nightly news is one way, of course, but it's also moving through the blogosphere and through the Internets."
Washington DC, 2 May, 2007

OUT OF LEFT FIELD
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
Saginaw, Michigan, 29 September, 2000

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 18 October, 2000

"Those who enter the country illegally violate the law."
Tucson, Arizona, 28 November, 2005

"That's George Washington, the first president, of course. The interesting thing about him is that I read three - three or four books about him last year. Isn't that interesting?"
Speaking to reporter Kai Diekmann, Washington DC, 5 May, 2006


ON GOVERNING
"I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together."
Bartlett, Tennessee, 18 August, 2000

"I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."
Washington DC, 18 April, 2006

"And truth of the matter is, a lot of reports in Washington are never read by anybody. To show you how important this one is, I read it, and [Tony Blair] read it."
On the publication of the Baker-Hamilton Report, Washington DC, 7 December, 2006

"All I can tell you is when the governor calls, I answer his phone."
San Diego, California, 25 October, 2007

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."
Washington DC, 12 May, 2008

The Truth is out there….but not as 'out there' as the current explanations…
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fencingsculptor
As the great David Lister once pointed out "Your explanation for anything slightly peculiar is aliens, isn't it? You lose your keys, it's aliens. A picture falls off the wall, it's aliens. That time we used up a whole bog roll in a day, you thought that was aliens as well.

So I was mightily amused by the suggestion that an incident that has wrecked a wind turbine in Lincolnshire has been blamed on a mysterious UFO.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/7817378.stm

It always amuses me that people immediately give credence to the most outrageous explanation rather than attempting to establish the actual cause of an incident.

If an aircraft had clipped/crashed into the Turbine you'd expect to find wreckage, or evidence of the strike, even if it was something out of the ordinary like a military Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) but the absence of any obvious wreckage means it must have been aliens !

Given recent temperature which would have an adverse affect on any minute stress fractures in the metal blades (perhaps making them more brittle) I suspect it's far more likely that that a bird strike in extreme temperatures, on a possible weak or damaged turbine operating at speed probably led to the turbine tearing it's self apart…..

And the lack of dead bird as evidence…well a) the turbine could have made mince duck/goose out of any unfortunate bird and, b) it's the country side, it's Winter, diced goose would be eaten in no time by a passing fox…of which there are probably plenty.

Nah far to implausible…must have been aliens ! Because it's far more likely to have been a UFO that navigated 1000's of lightyears outer space avoiding black holes , comets, solar storms, pulsars and then pranged sodding 100 foot wind Turbine while reverse parking....

Bloody learner drivers.....

Purdah, it's murder !
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fencingsculptor
Not literally but trying to work out exactly when it is, is.

Also, it is apparently it's no longer 'politically correct' (in the true sense of the word) to call it Purdah any more as apparently the application of the term to the restriction of politicised announcements in the lead up to an election has negative cultural/racial connotations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdah

....Yeah Ooooookay.... *rolls eyes*

It is still alright to call a utter pillock a pillock though isn't it ?