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Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb!

June 16, 2015

Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb! Jeb!

The excitement and the exclamation points could not be contained as John Ellis “Jeb” Bush, railed against “the pampered elites of Washington” and declared his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States.

Mr. Bush, a graduate of the Phillips Academy, has been an international banker, Florida real estate developerNigerian business negotiator, chairman of three offshore private equity funds, advisor to the British bank Barclay’s, a consultant to Lehman Brothers and on its Private Equity Advisory Board, and was formerly on the board of fraud-prone Tenet Healthcare, a private Swiss bank, and the Heritage Foundation. He is the son of former President George H. W. Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush.


Congress: The 1 Percent

November 19, 2011

Congress: The 1 Percent

While the U.S. Congress has never been more divided by party, there is something that unites many congressmen and senators. They’re millionaires.

Maybe you’ve heard this, but only about 1 percent of Americans are worth a million bucks. There are 535 congressmen and senators so, statistically, only 5 or 6 of them should be millionaires, right? Nope. Try 250.  That’s nearly half of them. No wonder they’re so reluctant to give up those”temporary” Bush tax cuts for the rich.


“47% of Congress Members Millionaires — a Status Shared by Only 1% of Americans,” Tom Shine, ABC News

“Most Members of Congress Enjoy Robust Financial Status, Despite Nation’s Sluggish Economic Recovery,”


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Why Wait? Ask Now: Who Lost Iraq?

October 23, 2011

Why Wait? Ask Now: Who Lost Iraq?

President Barack Obama has announced that U.S. combat troops will leave Iraq before the end of 2011, ending nine years of military action that have wrecked the economy and cost the lives thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.


Bush: I Ordered Waterboarding

November 5, 2010

 Bush: I Ordered Waterboarding

In his memoir to be released next Tuesday, George W. Bush admits that he personally approved the use of waterboarding in the “enhanced interrogation” of prisoners while he was president. The coercive technique of intentional drowning meets the definition of torture under the Geneva Conventions, the U.N. Treaty on Human Rights, the U.S. Army Field Manual and Title 18 of the U.S. legal code.


Illegal Alien Caught in Anti-Terrorism Sweep

December 20, 2009

Not only can terrorists access real-time video feeds from U.S. reconnaissance drones, they can violate American airspace at will and invade our homes.

Thank goodness we have some hold-over Bush and Cheney appointees on our Amerikanische Heimat Sicherheit Abteilung anti-terrorism task force.

Hat tip: Ministry of Gossip.

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Shoe Thrower Set Loose

September 16, 2009

Shoe Thrower Set Loose

Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi, correspondent for al- Baghdadiya television news service, was freed from a Baghdad prison yesterday, nine months after he interrupted a speech by the President of the United States by yelling You lie!”  “It is the farewell kiss, you dog!” He also presented George W. Bush with two Florsheim Awards on behalf of Iraqi widows and orphans. President Bush was visibly moved.

After the release of the Iraqi shoe-thrower, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security elevated security threat levels to cordovan.


New Job for Bush

February 25, 2009

New Job for Bush

You may be out of work, but George W. Bush has a new job. The former president is using his legendary oratorical skills to forge a new career, Mike Allen reported in Politico. After hearing the news, David Letterman’s writers required oxygen.

Mr. Bush is booked to give ten speeches this year in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau. The agency’s motto: “Inspiration from the World’s Greatest Minds.” Really.


Celebrate Inaugural Security!

January 25, 2009

Celebrate Inaugural Security!

This year’s National Bollard Festival® will salute the brave men, women, and sniffer dogs who protected two million people during the Presidential Inaugural festivities, say producers of the Washington, DC event.

Crowds will gather on the chilly National Mall and give a standing ovation to members of the U.S. Capitol Police, Secret Service, Federal Protective Service, National Park Police, FBI, DC Metropolitan Police Department, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and dozens of security corporations with federal contracts. The exact date and time of the event is being withheld for security reasons.

The Purple Ticket Mass Choir will give an a cappella doo-wop concert in a tunnel under the Capitol grounds. “It’s standing room only,” said a U.S. Capitol Police officer, “but there’s a great echo.” The rest of the program is available on a need-to-know basis.


Terrorists Struck USA Despite Bush Claim

January 23, 2009

Terrorists Struck USA Depite Bush Claim

Before his exile to the barren wastelands of the Texas wilderness, disgraced ex-President George W. Bush told one last lie:

“There can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil.”

Hah! Billions spent by the Amerikanische Heimat Sicherheit Abteilung but terrorists still stage blazing attacks in the United States with impunity! We warned you before, but you didn’t listen. Now MeanLouise reports more Bush-era outrages:



January 23, 2009


The third executive order signed by President Barack Obama prepares the way for the closure of the U.S. Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp  in Cuba. U.S.. News and World Report has aggregated the information here.

The Guantánamo resort was George W. Bush’s destructive exercise in international destination tourism. Like every other business venture initiated by the MBA President, it was a dismal failure. Mr. Obama  has lived in Hawaii and Indonesia and knows about tropical island real estate. Perhaps he could  convert America’s Gulf Stream Gulag into a viable vacation destination and help defray the massive expenses of our economic recovery plan.

Cuba’s Fidel Castro seems to like our new president; perhaps Fidel will help with the condo conversions and timeshare sales.

 Surf’s up, people. See you in C-U-B-A.


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