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Class Act, you be the Judge

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by W.P.T., Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    1. Outgoing President George W. Bush quietly boards his helicopter and leaves for Texas, commenting only: "Today is not about me. Today is a historical day for our nation and people."



    Eight years ago yesterday:



    1. Outgoing President Bill Clinton schedules two separate radio addresses to the nation, and organizes a public farewell speech/ rally in downtown Washington D.C. scheduled to directly conflict with incoming President Bush's inauguration ceremony.



    Yesterday:



    2. President Bush leaves office without issuing a single Presidential pardon, only granting a commutation of sentence to two former border patrol agents convicted of shooting a convicted drug smuggler. He does not grant any type of clemency to Scooter Libby or any other former political aide, ally, or business partner.



    Eight years ago yesterday:



    2. President Clinton issues 140 pardons and several commutations of sentence on his final day in office. Included in these are: billionaire financier, convicted tax evader, and leading Democratic campaign contributor Marc Rich; Whitewater scandal figure Susan McDougal; Congressional Post Office Scandal figure and former Democratic Congressman Dan Rostenkowski; convicted bank fraud, sexual assault and child porn perpetrator and former Democratic Congressman Melvin Reynolds; and convicted drug felon Roger Clinton, the President's half-brother.



    Yesterday:



    3. The Bush daughters leave gift baskets in the White House bedrooms for the Obama daughters, containing flowers, candy, stuffed animals, DVD's and CD's, and heartfelt notes of encouragement and advice for the young girls on how to prepare for their new lives in the White House.



    Eight years ago Yesterday:



    3. Clinton and Gore staffers rip computer wires and electrical outlets from the White House walls, stuff piles of notebook papers into the White House toilets, systematically remove the letter "W" from every computer key-pad in the entire White House, and damage several thousand dollars worth of furniture in the White House master bedroom.



    Headlines On This Date 4 Years Ago:



    "Republicans spending $42 million on inauguration while troops Die in unarmored Humvees"

    "Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times"

    "Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft"



    Headlines Today:

    "Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $170 million"

    "Obama Spends $170 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"

    "Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate"

    "Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration"



    --And we're still dealing with the Clintons!!!

    Send this to anyone you suspect might not know what a class act looks like.


    I got this in a E Mail and it sure don't make sense to me ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  2. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Is our media / press, prejudice to they lean towards the liberals? DUH!!!!
     
  3. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    You forgot that hussein was seen leaving his residence for dinner while President Bush was giving his farewell address to the nation,,,,couldn't have waited 15 minutes,,,,going to be a long 4 years!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would have liked to seen some convicted of BS anti-gun laws get pardoned.
     
  5. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    In the interest of accuracy…

    Dubya Bush granted a total of 189 pardons and 11 commutations (hereinafter referred to as pardons) over the course of his two terms in office. In his final two or three months in office Bush granted a total of 16.

    There were very few high profile names on Bush's list. Among the rare exceptions were Iganacia Ramos and Jose Compean - the two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the @ss while he was in the act of smuggling dope. However, contrary to the misleading portion of the report posted above, Dick Chaney's former Chief of Staff, Lewis Scooter Libby, DID IN FACT have his prison term commuted. That didn't happen on Bush's last day in office because the presidential action had taken place earlier in calendar 2008.

    The number of pardons granted by Clinton on his last day in office was about the same number that Bush granted in eight years. They included MANY of the interesting and high profile names mentioned in the first post.

    Unlike Clinton’s pardon recipients, none of the convicts on Bush’s list were blood relatives and none made big contributions before OR after the pardon was granted. They are mostly mundane offenders none of which bought the leniency with a bribe.

    sissy
     
  6. Paladin

    Paladin Well-Known Member

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    This country was dragged down a moral rat hole when slick willie and company presided, and still has not recovered. I've posted it here before, that the damage done by the clinton's will take decades to recover from, if it ever happens. Decades!
     
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