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Some Presidential History to think about

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by jbmi, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    Jan 20th, 2009:
    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:
    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.

    Jan 20th, 2009:
    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:
    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.

    Jan 20th, 2009:
    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:
    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 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"
     
  2. Model Number 12

    Model Number 12 TS Member

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    Today is a fitting day to move this to the top. I also have a program on TV about our presidents, FWIW.
     
  3. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    This president????????
     
  4. 6878mm

    6878mm Member

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    ALL politicians are arseholes
     
  5. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Hadn't even been on the job a month and already needed a vacation.
     
  6. partygirl

    partygirl TS Member

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    Stokinpls he doesn't need a vacation. This trip home to Chicago was about one thing and one thing only. It was to show Daley who's really the big boss. Bambi came to town to flex his muscles, and also to visit some public bathrooms just to keep his secret service agents in line.
     
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