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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Even Republicans now wonder if Bush is an idiot

Opponents of President George W. Bush have always thought he was a mental lightweight. But now even members of his own party and fellow conservatives say the President is just plain dumb and stupid. Conservative talk show host, and former Congressman, Joe Scarborough raised the question earlier this week on his MSNB TV show when he asked: “Is Bush an idiot?”  Scarborough followed up the question with video clips of some of Bush’s frequent gaffes and added that the President “seems like he is losing confidence by the day.” There’s no doubt that many foreign leaders look upon Bush with disdain. Colin Brown, deputy political editor of London’s The Independent, says England’s deputy Prime Minister recently referred to Bush’s leadership as “crap.”

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U.S. steps up passenger checks

Airline passengers soon will have their names checked against the U.S. “no-fly” list before flights take off for the United States, the homeland security chief said Wednesday.

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Famous quote, famous oversimplification

Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said something like, “Peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs learn to love their children more than they hate us.” Many slightly differing versions of this quotation can be found easily on the Internet. Some quote Meir as saying “Arabs,” while in others she says “Muslims,” “terrorists” or “Palestinians.” In whatever form, this is an example of an expression that is so apt and resonant with its hearers that they embrace it and, before you know it, you find it everywhere.

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Is all this really for our own good?

Haven’t you ever wondered if at least some of the airport security measures aren’t part of a secret government program to see how much humiliation the flying public can take before it rebels? How long before some fed up patriot stands up and yells, “I want to be somebody! I want to wear shoes! I want to smell good!”

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You can go home again

In his 1940 novel, Thomas Wolfe suggested that “You Can’t Go Home Again.” But to the literal-minded, it is always possible to go home again, although now you can’t take liquids and gels with you on the plane.

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Another unfounded terror scare

Two fighter jets were scrambled Wednesday to escort a London-to-Washington flight to an emergency landing in Boston after a passenger became so agitated she needed to be restrained, authorities said. But the suspected terror threat turned out to be nothing more than unruly passenger — the second time in a week that the U.S. government scrambled its resources for a threat that wasn’t.

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New York releases 911 tapes from 9/11

The voices of firefighters who came to rescue people from the burning World Trade Center hold clues about what happened after jetliners struck the towers on Sept. 11, 2001 — but until now, many went unheard.

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Israel threatens to halt pullout

Israel said on Wednesday it would stop withdrawing from south Lebanon unless Lebanese troops moved there within days, as diplomats worked on plans for a stronger U.N. force to bolster the truce with Hizbollah guerrillas.

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