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Bush humiliates himself in front of Filipino President
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Is there anyone in the world left that doesn't KNOW that Bush is an idiot?
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Is there anyone in the world left that doesn't KNOW that Bush is an idiot?
Bush.

Bush To Pope Benedict: "Thank You, Your Holiness. Awesome Speech" - Politics on The Huffington Post
     
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Originally Posted by slpdLoad View Post
Bush.
Bush To Pope Benedict: "Thank You, Your Holiness. Awesome Speech"


Is that what I think it is in the background?
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 02:51 PM
 
Bush humiliates himself
Anything new? heh
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 02:56 PM
 
Is it even possible for him to humiliate himself at this point? He's pretty much run out of dignity.

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Jun 25, 2008, 07:49 PM
 
That's almost as good as Bush Sr. throwing up in the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister several years back while on a state visit...
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Jun 25, 2008, 07:53 PM
 
You've got to have dignity in order to humiliate yourself.

Just sayin'.
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 07:55 PM
 
Where's spacefreak? This thread would be so much more fun with some of Bush's blind defenders.
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A snarky article on The Huffington Post? Seriously?
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 10:21 PM
 
So Bush can't make jokes anymore ?

Would you libruls rather have him start another war ?

-t
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 10:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
So Bush can't make jokes anymore ?

Would you libruls rather have him start another war ?

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that was a joke? please explain... must have been low - brow humor as i stick my nose in the air...
     
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Originally Posted by ironknee View Post
that was a joke? please explain... must have been low - brow humor as i stick my nose in the air...
So what, it wasn't a good one, maybe even a bad one, but heck. He's having fun, and nobody got hurt.

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
So what, it wasn't a good one, maybe even a bad one, but heck. He's having fun, and nobody got hurt.

-t
no seriously... what was the joke? are the helpers at the white house philippine?
     
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Jun 25, 2008, 10:48 PM
 
I am NOT one to blindly defend President Bush but I am pretty sure he is referring to the White House Executive Chef, Cristeta Comerford when he talks about being reminded of the Phillipines while "eating dinner at the White House". She is Filipino and it was a *big* deal a few years back when she got selected for the position. She was the first woman in the position as well as the first chef to not come from a professional background in formal Continental (i.e.: French) cuisine.
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Originally Posted by ironknee View Post
no seriously... what was the joke? are the helpers at the white house Philippine?
See my post above. The White House Executive Chef is a woman from the Philippines.
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Jun 25, 2008, 10:55 PM
 
nvm

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Well yeah, that's even reported in the HuffPo article.

I don't know why the lefties can't read.

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Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
I am NOT one to blindly defend President Bush but I am pretty sure he is referring to the White House Executive Chef, Cristeta Comerford when he talks about being reminded of the Phillipines while "eating dinner at the White House". She is Filipino and it was a *big* deal a few years back when she got selected for the position. She was the first woman in the position as well as the first chef to not come from a professional background in formal Continental (i.e.: French) cuisine.
ok got it.

how many people know this? for a joke to be funny, all parties need to know the references... no?
     
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Originally Posted by ironknee View Post
ok got it.

how many people know this? for a joke to be funny, all parties need to know the references... no?
Still, it does show that we're awful quick to jump on Georgey boy, aren't we?
     
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Originally Posted by ironknee View Post
ok got it.

how many people know this? for a joke to be funny, all parties need to know the references... no?
But isnt' it funny how the HuffPo KNEW about it, reported it and still didn't get it ?

Or what else was their effing point ?

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Jun 26, 2008, 04:16 AM
 
So let me see. Your claim is that Bush is not, in fact, struggling to think of anything sensible to say, and so blunders into an ethnic stereotype because he only knows one Filipino American, and that's his cook?

"RESIDENT BUSH: Madam President, it is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Oval Office. We have just had a very constructive dialogue. First, I want to tell you how proud I am to be the President of a nation that -- in which there's a lot of Philippine-Americans. They love America and they love their heritage. And I reminded the President that I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House."

No, no, in fact, you want to claim this as terribly witty. So much so that neither Arroyo nor anyone else except you gets it? Thanks for playing. Better luck next time.
     
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Jun 26, 2008, 09:51 AM
 
Who said he was trying to be witty? I thought he was just saying that he particularly enjoys the White House chef's cooking. That was what came to my mind when I heard it, and I hadn't even known Comerford at the time. It's not a terribly salient remark, but not horrendously stupid either.
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So Bush says likes his exec chef. OMFG let's have him drawn and quartered!!!!!1
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
But isnt' it funny how the HuffPo KNEW about it, reported it and still didn't get it ?

Or what else was their effing point ?

-t
but it's not really a joke is it?

i suppose you relate to bush and his level of "humor"
     
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Bush hates Filipino people.
     
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Jun 26, 2008, 09:17 PM
 
does the filipino cook only filipino food for bush or does she cook all kinds of stuff?
     
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Originally Posted by ironknee View Post
does the filipino cook only filipino food for bush or does she cook all kinds of stuff?
Everything of course.
     
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Jun 26, 2008, 11:24 PM
 
Man, I love Mexican people. I'm reminded of their talents every time I go to Chipotle for lunch, or whenever I use a public restroom.

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Mexicans run Chipotle? I had thought that was the WASP version of Mexican food.
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Mexicans run Chipotle? I had thought that was the WASP version of Mexican food.
I've only ever seen one non-Hispanic working in a Chipotle.

One.

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Originally Posted by dcmacdaddy View Post
I am NOT one to blindly defend President Bush but I am pretty sure he is referring to the White House Executive Chef, Cristeta Comerford when he talks about being reminded of the Phillipines while "eating dinner at the White House". She is Filipino and it was a *big* deal a few years back when she got selected for the position. She was the first woman in the position as well as the first chef to not come from a professional background in formal Continental (i.e.: French) cuisine.
While he was trying to formulate a cogent thought based around this fact, his actual remark came out as pretty ham-fisted. But yeah, what's new?

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From the White House's Press Release quoting the President:
First, I expressed our deep condolences to those who suffered as a result of the typhoon. And I know there's some families that are hurting. Some are wondering whether or not their loved ones will, you know, reappear. We, the American people care about the human suffering that's taking place, and we send our prayers.


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