17 thoughts on “Grace Under Pressure

  1. Green Mountain Boy August 29, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    As many mistakes as Dubya made in his presidency which I will not catalouge. He was a real leader. He was genuine, which is more than you can say about the current occupant of the White House.

    • neocon1 August 29, 2011 / 9:12 pm

      One a REAL MAN
      one a doper, back seat “rider”


      • larrysinclair99 August 29, 2011 / 10:04 pm

        one a doper, back seat “rider”

        And that was just the start of it…

  2. thomasg0102 August 29, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    i’d have to say, i never criticized him for his reaction to that attack. he was calm, and that helped a lot in those days.

  3. Mark Edward Noonan August 29, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    President Bush still rates high with me…especially in hindsight, I can detect the policy errors, but in the onrush of swift moving, deadly events where a decision of “yes” or “no” had to be made with the imperfect knowledge of the moment, President Bush performed splendidly. Those who hated him and mongered conspiracy theories will bear the brunt of the historian’s scorn in future years.

  4. Green Mountain Boy August 29, 2011 / 11:05 pm

    “I understand everybody in this country doesn’t agree with the decisions I’ve made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand.”


    How true that was.

  5. bardolf August 29, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    Just remember that you’re not just reading the news, you’re narrating it. Everybody has to sell a little. You’re selling them this idea of you, you know, you’re sort of saying, trust me I’m, um, credible. — A quote by William Hurt, playing Tom Grunick, the future network anchor who has more looks than brains in Broadcast News 1987

    What a load of bs. Even GWB didn’t know what he stood for half the time. Grace under pressure but a fool when given time to contemplate. A fiscal conservative’s nightmare. 2 useless wars. NCLB. Government expansion beyond the Dems of the day.

    • Green Mountain Boy August 30, 2011 / 12:02 am

      I would have to disagree. George W. Bush was the ultimate go along to get along republican. You did know where you stood with him. It would have been the same had we had an ultra conservative congress or a ultra liberal congress.
      “Useless” like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Iraq and Astan were useful up to a point. I’ll let you figure out what that point was Bardolf.

    • neocon1 August 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

      soooo baldork why are we STILL in Iraq? afgn? Libya? gitmo?
      I think the BS smell is on you and the left. and you are blaming W and GMB for the smell.
      go change your panties.

      • bardolf August 30, 2011 / 9:44 am


        GWB planted the explosives to destroy the economy and Obama pushed the plunger. We’re still in all those wars because Obama doesn’t want to give the war lovers a talking point in 2012 because Obama himself is the go along to get along Dem. Mark wants to waste another trillion on a new arms race with China for crying out loud.

        I made a promise that if the GOP congress would defund NCLB and other Bush boondoggles I would give them some credit. They get none. Enjoy the Rick Perry vs. Obama cage match in 2012. A pair of nanny-state, no talent pretenders. They can neither do or teach.

    • Luckee August 30, 2011 / 10:49 am

      Bardolf why can’t you write about the post instead of using it as another excuse to whine? It is about something that happened in our history, it is documented, it is there to see, and all you can do is whine and quote a movie.

      • bardolf August 30, 2011 / 11:03 am


        I did comment about the post. GWB showed grace under pressure because he was a PERFORMER not because he was some statesman. He was the Vanna White of the Whitehouse. The blank screen before our current blank screen.

        The movie quote from 1987 pretty much summarizes all of politics and the media nowadays. Just a bunch of blank screens with a reassuring demeanor. Anyone with real ideas like Ron Paul is labelled a kook.

  6. Green Mountain Boy August 30, 2011 / 10:10 am

    Neo, I don’t think he was blaming me for the smell. 🙂 At least I hope not! Bardolf, the chicoms see the United States as thier number one threat and are acting accordingly. What do you propose the United states should do ? Just give it up or what?

    As far as Rick Perry goes I am afraid you are right.

    • bardolf August 30, 2011 / 11:13 am


      The Chinese government sees their own people as the number one threat. They oppress their minorities, exploit the rural peoples, enforce policies leading to the murder of hundreds of millions of their own children and on and on and on. The 1 child policy is simply horrific.

      The tension with the US is simply a smoke screen to crack down on their own people. The Chinese government used 9/11 to literally crush many Muslim groups within China.

      Again, there is simply no reason to pay in blood for something one can use cash to get. Any resource that China needs can be had with the latter.

      • Green Mountain Boy August 30, 2011 / 1:55 pm

        Bardolf, The chicoms are increasing thier nuke capacity, building aircraft carriers and 5th generation jet fighters to keep rebellious minorities in line?
        Maybe your head does need to be on that pike if you keep believing stuff like that.

      • bardolf August 30, 2011 / 2:50 pm


        Libya used its planes to control its people. Same with Egypt. Same with Saudi Arabia. Why should the Chinese be any different?

        Aircraft carrier? LOL. China already has the bomb, what do they get out of blowing up part of the world? A single Chinese businessman just put in a bid for .3 % of Iceland. Multiply that by 150 other Chinese businessmen and they buy half of a NATO country.

        Maybe Taiwan should be concerned. Eventually China will take it over and there isn’t a thing we can do about that. But China isn’t going to kill a golden goose, that is the short-sighted US GOP/DEM model. They simply need to put in a system of yes-men.

        I think you should be more worried about the looters in the neighborhood than the chicoms (though you shouldn’t be worried about the looters either, you should be concentrated on Big Ten football !!!!!).

      • Green Mountain Boy August 30, 2011 / 3:03 pm

        Bardolf, you need to read more about the chicoms. They are out for whatever they can get by any means possible. If they can buy it fine, if not they will take it sooner or later.
        How do you explain the expansion of the chicoms ocean going navy? They need to enlarge it to keep all those chinese raft people in line?
        Increased nuke capability? Might take them awhile but it looks to some like they are building towards a first strike capability.

        Big Ten foot ball? Drop me a line if Illinois wins a game this year. I might just drink a beer while I am shooting at looters. 🙂

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