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Friday, October 21, 2016

Jon Stewart Says A Gallon Of Paint Helps George W. Bush ‘Drown Out The Screams’ Of Those He Wronged

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The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart will go down in history for his constant and inspired ridicule of the 43rd president of the United States. So when the ex-president emerged from a four-and-a-half year “hibernation” during which he rarely spoke publicly — unless he was earning huge speaking fees — Stewart was ready.

Before calling the George W. Bush Presidential Library the “Hard Rock Cafe of catastrophic policy decisions,” Stewart noted that unlike his predecessors, Bush spends his retirement painting. In his hilariously inaccurate impression of Bush, the comic said, “Sometimes it seems only a gallon of paint can drown out the screams of those I’ve wronged.”

Sadly, Bush doesn’t seem haunted by his decisions. In fact, his center includes a “Decision Points” game — that Stewart suggests was originally called “Disasterpiece Theater” — where the ex-president gets to tell you how right he was.

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  • CrankyToo

    Dear Dubya,

    I think it’s a travesty that neither you nor your puppet master, Dickless Cheney will ever be prosecuted for the crimes you perpetrated against humanity. But I do take comfort in knowing that you’ll both be reviled in the annals of American and world history. And if there’s a God in heaven above, you’re both going to find yourselves in deep shit come judgement day. Amen.

    • Scott Abfalter

      I saw George W. Bush as a man of conviction who tried to do the best he could in a very difficult time in history.

      • CrankyToo

        That’s an astonishing remark. Either you’re pulling my leg or you just weren’t paying attention for the 8 disastrous years that moron was President.

      • What difficult time in history? The booming economy? The budget surplus? The low unemployment rate? All of which he inherited and subsequently destroyed.

    • Moirae

      Thank you. He signed a decree allowing torture and a law allowing for the dissolution of civil liberties… but only if you’re middle eastern so people are ok with it. Bush, Cheney and Rumsfield should all be in prison for violating the constitution and permitting torture.

  • My favorite part of the library is the Rewritten History Room.

  • ballsnow

    Bush was the closest this country has ever come, to being a Dictatorship. The GOP has spent 5 years trying to rewrite the 8 failed years of GW Bush. On Fox News all you hear is, he protected us from another attack. The truth is, Bush did nothing, it was by the grace of God, that we weren’t attacked again. The GOP doesn’t want to talk about the death, debt, torture, and all the dead American soldiers. That’s Bush’s real legacy. And don’t forget, the Halliburton no bid contracts, which gave Halliburton billions of our tax dollars. Jail is to good, for Bush and Cheney. They need to be shipped to China, or India.

  • notaliberal

    Jonnnn Stewart you are 0ne sick person! The way YOU wrong people by what you say will come back to bit your ass. Disgusting what you said in this article…can’t wait to read about your gusting career to end.

    • CrankyToo

      You ought to change your handle to “notanintellect”.

      • notaliberal

        hey crankytoo…..perfect name for you. As for your remark against me, who the $#@* cares what you think! I hope you experience what you say about others.

        • CrankyToo

          Well, apparently YOU care – as evidenced by the fact that you’ve resurrected a two-week-old conversation just to make a Kindergarten-level comment. Well, I wouldn’t ordinarily engage in a battle of wits with someone who’s unarmed, but I’m gonna make an exception in your case.

          It staggers my imagination to think you’re dumb enough to believe the nonsense that’s fed to you by the likes of Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Huckabee, Hannity, all the other talking heads at Fox Noise, and a multitude of other right wing pundits and politicians and bloggers I could name. They spoon-feed you goose shit and tell you it’s tapioca. And you lap it up and beg for more. Why? Because you’re full of biases and hatreds, and thus predisposed to digest and regurgitate all that goose shit (tapioca, if you prefer). And they’re happy to feed it to you, because there’s a lot of money in it for them.

          More importantly, they stoke your fires by stoking your fears so as to get you to go to the polls and vote for their candidates. And just look at the people the Repugnican party is standing up these days – they are, in the main, a bunch of f##king looney tunes! Are you kidding me? The only Republican I’d cast a vote for is Steve Schmidt. He’s the only person in the whole party who makes any sense. (C’mon Steve, do something.)

          Notwithstanding all that, every time you pull the lever for one of these people, you’re voting against your own best interests. These people, and the dirtbags who own them, are only interested in one thing: getting and consolidating power so they can turn this country into a corporate welfare state. They’re subverting our democracy with cold, hard cash. They’re plundering our treasure and fouling our nest; they’re dumbing us down and turning us into a second-rate country.

          We’ll eventually transition from second-rate to Third World. Then the corporations will bring the jobs back to America – because there’ll be a buck in it for them. In other words, your grandkids are going to be working in American sweat shops for $40 a week, and Americans will be building rafts so they can sail to China. It’ll be Capitalism’s finest hour. 1% of us will be doing fabulously fucking well – and the rest of us? Tough shit.

          I’ve been a registered Republican since I was old enough to vote. I’m 61 now (Hint: you should be able to do the math in your head). And I may not be the smartest kid on the block, but I’m not stupid enough to vote for any Repugnican anywhere on my ballot – not until the party starts standing up statesmen (and women). People who are committed to doing what’s right for We The People – not just for Christians and the Chamber of Commerce.

          So get your head out of your ass!

          Or not. It doesn’t matter, because the futher the GOP pushes it’s base to the right (and vice versa), the further it (they) push sane people to the left. More and more, people who think like you are becoming people who think like me.

          If the Republican party continues on its current trajectory, it’ll probably be (nationally) irrelevent by 2020. Maybe then we can translate the new Census into Congressional districts that are fairer (which, of course, would be bad news for the Repugs).

          By the way, I’m not wild about some of the Democrat Party leadership. I see a lot of cowardice, and more than a little corruption in the Democrats. But by and large, the Dems represent our best hope. And let’s face it, all the best legislation in the last 100 years has been enacted by the Democrats. Whatever their motivations may be, they just care more.

          Sorry about the rant. The Sox have dropped 7 of 9 and I’m feeling a little cranky today.

  • notaliberal

    I LOVE PRES BUSH…move to 3rd world country Jon!