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Way To Go, Georgie Boy!(37 posts)

Way To Go, Georgie Boy!Bill B
Dec 4, 2003 3:20 AM
Another Bush photo op blow up, like the cause for the war, the turkey was a fake.

I'll say it again. When Clinton lied, nobody died.

Spin that Ann Coulter and Bill O'Rielly.
Remeber Normandie...jaybird
Dec 4, 2003 5:57 AM
Just like slick willie and hillarious finding a stones on the beach and placing them in a cross.

Photo ops are part of the job, so what if the turkey is fake? When I was in the military and ate thanksgiving dinner at a military facility, there was always a fake turkey at the center of the buffet. Feeding that many people, it is almost logistically impossible to carve a turkey as people go throught the line.

lets not forget that taking action in Iraq had support on both sides of the aisle.
so i guess...bill105
Dec 4, 2003 6:08 AM
you have a problem with photo ops. maybe you can run for pres and have them banned.
the turkey wasnt fakebill105
Dec 4, 2003 6:34 AM
according to the White House it wasMJ
Dec 4, 2003 6:40 AM

what were you saying about liberal lies and no facts etc.?
Dec 4, 2003 6:50 AM
not only do liberals lie, they cant read either.

Officials said they did not know the turkey would be there or that Bush would pick it up. A contractor had roasted and primped the turkey to adorn the buffet line, while the 600 soldiers were served from cafeteria-style steam trays, the officials said. They said the bird was not placed there in anticipation of Bush's stealthy visit, and military sources said a trophy turkey is a standard feature of holiday chow lines.

unless the "contractor" roasted a plastic turkey, it was real, but it was for a centerpiece. thats the whole point, the washington "com"post will print anything to be able to segway into a bush bashing or at least an attempt. and you, michael jackson, are so eager to bash and so blindered (hardbottoms word) that you will skim a story and run with half the facts which clearly makes you a liberal.
not for eating = fake for photo op purposes onlyMJ
Dec 4, 2003 6:57 AM
as in not for eating

I do like the BA references as well - "Gulfstream 5" - funny

any more silly questions?
You've got to admit this is pretty ridiculousTJeanloz
Dec 4, 2003 7:21 AM
Did anybody, upon seeing the turkey, believe that the President had slaved over a hot stove for 5 hours and cooked it for the troops? Is that the impression you got from seeing the President holding up the turkey?

If the troops had been served from whole birds, we'd probably be hearing about what a waste of money it had been, just to make the President look good. It's a petty argument, really.
You've got to admit this is pretty ridiculousbill105
Dec 4, 2003 7:26 AM
agree. and as i said, anything will be used by a liberal, press or otherwise, to try and bash. next big story? we learn that he didnt eat everything on his plate!
LOL - good stuff!! - nmMJ
Dec 4, 2003 7:48 AM
actually, he didn't stay to eat(nm)rufus
Dec 4, 2003 9:29 PM
Dec 4, 2003 7:46 AM
petty is spending the money to fly POTUS in to Iraq for a photo op

petty is the GulfStream 5 BS

petty is the BA queries nonsense

petty is a photo op with a Norman Rockwell bird that was never intended for eating

petty is letting POTUS land on an aircraft carrier to announce the 'war' was over

there's alot of things that are petty - I could continue
Dec 4, 2003 7:54 AM
A further question - what happened to the bird in question? Do we think it was thrown out, or was it probably eaten by somebody?

You can agree with the President or not. You can call it a photo op, or not. But to read a lot into whether a turkey was intended to be carved by the President or not seems to be pretty low down the scale of nonissues.
Dec 4, 2003 8:13 AM
would you eat a turkey that had been prepared only for decorative purposes and photo ops? sounds like a fine way to contract food poisoning to me - for everyone's sake I hope it wasn't eaten and was thrown out...

the issue is about attempts to enhance the credibility and standing of the POTUS and the fantastic lengths which are being pursued - BA flights, fake bird, aircraft carrier landing, flight suit pictures - you name it...
Aren't there enough real policy issues that you can question?TJeanloz
Dec 4, 2003 8:18 AM
I don't know, but it seems to me there a bigger fish to fry than how the President is dressed for photo-ops. We have three years of policy decisions to critique, and this is the issue of the day? I think it's generally understood that a politician spends a good chunk of his time making himself (or having others make him) look good.

Aren't there real issues that are being ignored, or are a fake turkey and carrier landing the most egregious offenses of this Administration?
The little things are easier to gnaw on.OldEdScott
Dec 4, 2003 8:34 AM
This is an Internet bicycling forum after all. It ain't the Hoover Institute. We'd choke on the splintered bones if we took on the massive policy failures of the Bush administration, and their implications for the future.

Besides, I think the symbolism is appropriate. A real turkey was turned into a virtual fake one. I bet a real insightful lib could turn that into a metaphor for ... something.
Any way you slice it, there was one real turkey present.czardonic
Dec 4, 2003 11:13 AM
How's that for start?
Dec 4, 2003 11:24 AM
The whole Iraq policy is one big turkey. So adding another would have been redundant.
More meat on a turkey prop. . .czardonic
Dec 4, 2003 11:46 AM
. . .then on a chicken-hawk.

yes there areMJ
Dec 4, 2003 8:49 AM
like what latest evil machination Hilary has conjured up...

the obvious issues remain -
lies re WMD's
largest deficit ever
loss of credibility
Iraqi quagmire
corporate malfeasance
questionable election results
Rumsfeld and Ashcroft

but the small things are easiest chew on
and the top of your list, your disturbing obsession with a man..No_sprint
Dec 4, 2003 8:52 AM
aren't you gonnaMJ
Dec 4, 2003 8:57 AM
threaten me today?
Bet you'd like that, you're obsessed with me...No_sprint
Dec 4, 2003 9:06 AM
any attention is better than nothing for your types.
i betbill105
Dec 4, 2003 9:13 AM
he gets lots of attention from 11 and 12 year olds.
I was thinking something similarNo_sprint
Dec 4, 2003 9:16 AM
He's the acne covered fat knockneed and pigeontoed carrot-top on the playground that has to make fun of all the girls because it's the only way they'll even know he's there.
good one - LOL - nmMJ
Dec 4, 2003 9:35 AM
good one - child abuse is funny - LOL!!! - nmMJ
Dec 4, 2003 9:36 AM
good onebill105
Dec 4, 2003 9:38 AM
hey, keep your chin up, you havent been convicted yet, i'll wait on the jury.
Dec 4, 2003 7:57 AM
michael, dont you have a little boy you share your wisdom with?
more good stuff!! LOL!!! - nmMJ
Dec 4, 2003 8:14 AM
The deepest form of flattery. You guys like me an awful lot...No_sprint
Dec 4, 2003 8:28 AM
you're obsessed with me. Take a number, get in line, sit down, it'll be a while.
whats wrong...bill105
Dec 4, 2003 6:59 AM
michael jackson? are you looking up the definition of roasted? why dont you run down to the bookstore and get a dictionary?
bill105 language-challenged LOL!!!LOL!!!!BottomBracketShell
Dec 4, 2003 7:02 AM
A horse wearing blinders is referred to as 'blindered.' Course you don't know about the *front* end of a horse, do you?

Outside looking in! Say whatever you want! No one listens and no one cares. Go play with non_sense!

LOL!!! LOL!!! Good stuff on me!!!!!!!!
good stuff LOL!!!! - nmMJ
Dec 4, 2003 7:05 AM
and i am sure thats how...bill105
Dec 4, 2003 7:08 AM
you meant it hardbottom.
LOL!! good stuff - nmMJ
Dec 4, 2003 7:13 AM
LOL! Good stuff! nmNo_sprint
Dec 4, 2003 8:16 AM