George W Bush

Masked protesters call for George Bush’s arrest for war crimes as he opens his presidential library.

November 21, 2010 by Source
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By Daily Mail Reporter Protesters called for George W. Bush to be arrested for his role in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as he opened his presidential library in Dallas.  Demonstrators staked hundreds of white crosses into the ground to represent troops killed in both wars and carried banners saying ‘torture is illegal’ and ‘arrest […]

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Local Law Professor Thinks Bush and Cheney Should Be Prosecuted

September 26, 2009 by Source
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Editor: Marjorie Cohn teaches law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law – my old alma mater – plus she is the national president of the National Lawyers Guild. This interview with her on voiceofsandiego just appeared and we had to share.
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by Randy Dotinga / Voice of San Diego
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On the legal front, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have few bigger enemies than Marjorie Cohn, a professor at San Diego’s Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

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400 richest Americans’ incomes doubled under Bush.

January 31, 2009 by Source
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Bloomberg reports that, according to recently released IRS data, “the average tax rate paid by the richest 400 Americans fell by a third to 17.2 percent through the first six years of the Bush administration and their average income doubled to $263.3 million.” Much of their income came from capital gains resulting from the Bush tax cuts:

The drop from 2001’s tax rate of 22.9 percent was due largely to ex-President George W. Bush’s push to cut tax rates on most capital gains to 15 percent in 2003.

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Giving Bush the Boot !

January 21, 2009 by Staff
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Over 50 people and a gorilla created a carnival atmosphere at a sunset beach party on the last day of Bush’s presidency as they gave Bush the Boot! Inspired by the Baghdad journalist who threw his shoes at Bush as a sign of disrespect, Ground Zero Players constructed a life-size Bush effigy, stood it up on the beach in Ocean Beach, and invited people to hurl away. At the moment the sun disappeared below the horizon, spontaneous cheering, bell-ringing and drumming erupted. A simultaneous shoe hurl was accompanied by singing a few stanzas of Tanks in My Memory from bushisgone’s You Tube video.
Bye Bye Bush! Don’t let the shoes hit you as you slink out of Washington.

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World Press Hammers Bush As He Departs

January 19, 2009 by Source
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Editorial writers around the world have been taking their final printed whacks at George W. Bush, accusing the president of tarnishing America’s standing with what many saw as arrogant and incompetent leadership. Some newspaper editorials, for all their criticism, suggested historians might just be kinder later on than those now writing first drafts of history. A success often cited by those seeking a silver lining was the United States’ freedom from further homeland attacks following September 11.

Bush’s successor, Barack Obama, will be sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on Tuesday. “A weak leader, Bush was just overwhelmed in the job,” said Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung under a headline: “The Failure.”

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Act of Civil Disobedience Thwarts Big Oil from Buying Up Utah Wildnerness

January 15, 2009 by Lane Tobias
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In the waning moments of the Bush Administration, our Commander in Chief and his cohorts are pushing through hundreds of so-called “Midnight Rules” that could take years to change (if challenged at all by the incoming Congress and Obama Administration) and may inevitably leave a lasting mark on environmental regulation for years to come.

It is common for outgoing Presidents to pardon criminals, or push through a few last minute Executive Orders to leave a legacy. But in the traditional Dubya manner, most of these Midnight Rules are of course in the best interest of Energy Conglomerates (particularly the dirty-ass COAL industry i.e. Tennessee environmental disaster) and not in the best interest of the environment.

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The One Big Thing That George W. Bush Did Right

January 15, 2009 by Source
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History will record that George W. Bush made one critically important contribution to our country — and to the entire world. He and his administration provided unquestionable proof of the bankruptcy of radical-conservative ideology, and set the stage for a qualitatively different progressive era in American politics. History is not linear. It is not gradual or evolutionary. Human progress proceeds in fits and starts like a volcano, where pressure gradually builds over years and then erupts with enormous power.
Very often those explosions of progress — periods when we expand the realm of democratic values, human dignity, economic opportunity and optimism — are precipitated by periods of domination by the forces of privilege, inequality and selfishness.

By assuring that all of the fruits of the growth of productivity in our economy went to the wealthiest 2% of our population, the Bush administration set the stage for the current economic collapse.

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The 10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency

December 30, 2008 by Source

In a lot of ways, choosing the Bush administration’s 10 greatest moments — disastrous failures, all — is about as pointless as picking out your 10 least favorite hemorrhoids: There are entirely too many of them, and taken together they all add up to a throbbing mass of pain. But unfortunately, history demands that we at least make the effort so that future generations will understand why we perform voodoo rituals cursing Bush’s memory before we go to bed every night.

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Iraq Ambassador Addresses Growing Demand to Free Iraqi Journalist-Shoe-Thrower

December 18, 2008 by Frank Gormlie
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In D.C. yesterday morning, the Iraq Ambassador to the United States, Samir Sumaida’ie, paused during a presentation to address a handful of women from CODEPINK who were holding signs in the audience reading “Free al-Zaidi” and “al-Zaidi speaks for me.” The signs were to show support for the Iraqi journalist who was taken into police custody after throwing his shoes at President Bush during a Baghdad press conference on Sunday.

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Bush vs. Nixon: battle for ‘worst ever’

December 10, 2008 by Staff
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The new movie Frost/Nixon, about the famous interview between the British talk show host and the disgraced former president, is providing a new occasion to consider the depths of the Bush presidency. James Reston, Jr., who has written a book about the Frost/Nixon interview, has said that the movie is driven by the fact that Nixon is a “metaphor” for George W. Bush. He’s wondered aloud “Who will be the David Frost who exposes him?”

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Outrage Grows Over Talk of ‘Blanket Pardons’ for Bush and Company

December 10, 2008 by Staff
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As the Bush administration nears its end, the debate over what Obama should do about officials who authorized torture, humiliation or systematic abuse of detainees as part of the “war on terror” has become more urgent. Even as the pressure on Obama to take action grows, some prominent legal experts are urging restraint.

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Attorney General Mukasey Uses ‘Nixon Defense’ to Protect George Bush and Company

December 8, 2008 by Staff

When it comes to protecting George W. Bush and his administration, Attorney General Michael Mukasey is stretching legal arguments as far as his predecessor Alberto Gonzales ever did – now even invoking the “Nixon Defense” for justifying presidential wrongdoing.

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Foreclosed – The George W. Bush Story

November 3, 2008 by Staff

The End of a Subprime Administration By Tom Engelhardt/ TomDispatch.com / November 2, 2008 They may have been the most disastrous dreamers, the most reckless gamblers, and the most vigorous imperial hucksters and grifters in our history. Selling was their passion. And they were classic American salesmen — if you’re talking about underwater land in […]

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Hours After Adm. Mullin Assures Pakistan We Respect Their Sovereignty – We Send In Missiles

September 17, 2008 by Staff

After vows to respect sovereignty, U.S. strikes again in Pakistan By Saeed Shah • McClatchy Newspapers • September 17, 2008 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A U.S. missile strike today in Pakistan further inflamed relations between the two anti-terrorism allies, hours after the U.S. military chief vowed to “respect Pakistan’s sovereignty.” The strike against suspected militants in […]

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Olbermann Slams Republicans For Exploiting 9/11

September 11, 2008 by Staff

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of 9/11, Keith Olbermann delivered a special comment slamming Republicans for their exploitation of 9/11 for political purposes.  For the video, go here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20739.htm Keith Olbermann / MSNBC / Sept. 10, 2008 As promised, a Special Comment about our sad anniversary tomorrow. Or, more correctly, what our sad […]

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STILL IN IRAQ

September 11, 2008 by Staff

9 11 – Where Are We Now Allan Acevedo, Staff Columnist / The Daily Aztec / September 11, 2008 In the chaos that ran rampant after the initial attacks on 9/11, everyone was consumed with uncertainty. We did not know how we would recover or where our nation would go. Regardless of what we expected, […]

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9/11 Plus Seven

September 10, 2008 by Staff

By Andrew J. Bacevich / TomDispatch.com / September 9, 2008 The events of the past seven years have yielded a definitive judgment on the strategy that the Bush administration conceived in the wake of 9/11 to wage its so-called Global War on Terror. That strategy has failed, massively and irrevocably. To acknowledge that failure is […]

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The October Surprise

September 4, 2008 by Doug Porter

If you’ve been following the Republican Convention,—and it’s a little like reading “Alice in Wonderland”—you’ve no doubt noticed the distance the speakers have placed between the Party and its sitting President (that would be George W. Bush).  His name was mentioned only once (in passing by Mitt Romney) by the parade of speakers calling upon […]

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New Bush Rule for Health & Human Services Defines Birth Control As “Abortion”

August 19, 2008 by Staff

Bush’s Prescription for Bad Health Care Planned Parenthood / August 8, 2008 [Go here for the original article.] A new Health and Human Services rule has been proposed by the Bush administration that would put radically anti-choice ideology above women’s health care needs. The rule deliberately confuses many types of birth control with abortion and […]

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Neil Young’s New Documentary “CSNY: Deju Vu” Targets Bush & Iraq War

July 15, 2008 by Staff

by Stephen Applebaum / Metro.com.uk / July 14, 2008 At the height of the Vietnam War, folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were at the forefront of the musical protest movement. When the US National Guard killed four demonstrating students at Kent State University in 1970, an enraged Neil Young wrote Ohio, directly attributing […]

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Impeach Bush Now

July 8, 2008 by Staff

Impeachment is a critical way to curb executive power gone amok. Without public support, presidents will continue to abuse their authority. By Elizabeth Holtzman / The Nation / Posted July 7, 2008. According to a top aide, John McCain recently endorsed George W. Bush’s right to wiretap American citizens without court approval, despite the clear […]

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George’s N’er-Do-Well Son

March 27, 2008 by Staff

It’s been brought to our attention that ole Ronny didn’t say this, but we’re still chucklin’ over it. So this is our retraction… consider it an early April Fools joke! From an email this morning, “Too bad he didn’t get the job” “A moment I’ve been dreading. George brought his n’er-do-well son around this morning […]

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Defying Bush – House Passes Spy Bill Without Telecom Immunity

March 14, 2008 by Staff

March 14: Defying President George Bush, the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives passed an anti-terrorism spy bill that permits lawsuits against phone companies. After a rare and historic secret session Thursday night, March 13th – only the 5th secret session by Congress since 1825 – House Dems pushed the bill despite Bush’s threat of a […]

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Run, Ralph, Run! (But I Won’t Vote for You)

February 26, 2008 by Staff

Ralph’s no spoiler, but this is not the time for third-party runs. By Joshua Holland AlterNet Staff Writer, Posted February 25, 2008 In announcing another quixotic presidential bid on Meet the Press, Ralph Nader was his usual cogent self, asking, as he does, why so many in the “liberal intelligentsia” condemn him for discussing the […]

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What Should the Anti-War Movement Do Now?

February 15, 2008 by Staff

A Proposal from the ANSWER Coalition The ANSWER Coalition is a major national antiwar organization. with chapters in many major cities across the country, including San Diego. The group issued this proposal back last May 2007. but is still relevant for today, even though it obviously did not include any thing about the current electoral […]

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Keith Olbermann Calls Bush “a fascist”!

February 15, 2008 by Staff

Olbermann’s Special Comment on FISA: President Bush Is a Liar and a Fascist Keith Olbermann, probably the best television news commenter, and most left-wing, called President Bush “a fascist,” on his regular MSNBC program, Tuesday night, Feb. 14th. Here are his comments, and the video. It’s simply great. Democrats in the House of Representatives are […]

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