Now he's done it!

@Riptide (2761)
United States
August 31, 2007 6:20pm CST
President Bush has yet again shown his complete ignorance and intolerance for anything that doesn't fit into his little square box. He doesn't even try to gain understanding. He does no research before he opens his mouth, which this article and some of his comments clearly shows. I think if it was up to him they would bring back the Burning Times! I am just glad that he can't get reelected or I might have to buy fireproof clothing! http://www.lvrj.com/news/9441071.html
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• Thailand
1 Sep 07
I think you are blowing this up all out of proportation to the reality of the situation. The lady in question demonstrates, by her own statement, why she was not invited. "I would have loved to have spoken to President Bush and ask him why he dishonoured my husband," she said. "That's probably why I wasn't invited." The meeting was to honour the fallen servicemen. She wanted to turn it into a confrontation. If she has no respect for the other family members and wished to attend only to disrupt the meeting why should she have been invited. I support the idea of freedom of religion and do not feel that any religion should be excluded but there is a time and place for protest. This meeting was neither the time or place. I do not think she was excluded because of her beliefs, I believe she was excluded because of her uncivil behaver.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
1 Sep 07
She also said this. "I'm upset that I wasn't invited," she said of the Bush meeting. "I think it is because of my faith. I feel like I've been discriminated against again." What uncivil behavior? She never got the chance to meet him and ask him that question. excluding her, because of what she might say? That is just a stupid excuse. She as the widow should have been invited regardless. Bush is suppose to be the leader of this country. If an honest question from a widow of a fallen soldier scares him, he has no business leading a country!
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• Thailand
1 Sep 07
First, let me say that I am not a Bush supporter. There will be no one happier than me to see him gone but in this case I can see no excuse to bash him. Of course she was upset, she did not get her chance for the confrontation that she wanted. To fall back on the "poor pittyful me, I was discriminated against" excuse is a bit lame. Her announced intent was her uncivil behaviour. Bush's concern for the feelings of the families of the other fallen heroes is good enough reason to not invite her. There are a multitude of reasons to bash Bush. Why don't you find one that has some merit. This one is a bit silly.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
7 Sep 07
To tystick and candy cain, sorry to embarress you but I totaly agree with both of you..
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
1 Sep 07
That one was pretty sad. No matter your stance on the presidency, the husband did die defending the nation, doing his duty. That last remark really sent me off though. Last time I checked there was freedom of religion. Of course I'm probably screaming this at a wall since there are people/factions on several sides that want to do away with freedom of religion and speech for their own sick purposes. Gah, I'll quit now before my head explodes from building anger.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 Sep 07
"Gah, I'll quit now before my head explodes from building anger." I really relate to you on this one. I find myself feeling that way on the "freedom of religion" issue a lot too... because people from every side sometimes have the wrong ideas. I believe in freedom of religion even for the people who annoy me with how they use their freedom of religion... =p
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• Thailand
1 Sep 07
theprogamer get off your soapbox. The comment you are so upset about was made in 1999 and has nothing to do with this situation. Her not being invited had nothing to do with her religious preference. She was not invited because she wanted to have a confrontation in a setting where it was inappropriate.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
31 Aug 07
Wow, how ignorant can you be? And did he really think he could exclude her without it being obvious why? I mean if he "forgot" the whole family or something it would be one thing, but inviting her inlaws but not her? Huh? Bleh. I can't wait for this jerk to be gone. Throughout his presidency I've been wishing I had the money to build a house with a bomb shelter just in case. I had enough problems with persecution because of my religion when I was a child growing up in small-town Kentucky, I didn't need a president who downright encouraged and practiced it.
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• United States
1 Sep 07
I agree, I cannot wait until he gets out of office. Hopefully we will get a president who will think of all the people in America and not just those of his religion. I wonder if anyone running for president is actually worth the vote? It would be interesting to see Hilary Clinton in office because I think women are not as war hungry as men lol. Did you notice that George Bush always say "Let God judge them" when talking about the Middle East? It's obvious he doesn't like Muslims just because a group of fanatics uses their religion for bad things. Of course, I don't think that group is really Muslim at all with the way they act.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1 Sep 07
It would be interesting to see Clinton in office just because it would be a first, but I haven't decided yet for sure what I think of her. I think your assessment of Bush's position on that issue is pretty accurate. He never seems to try to make the point that not all Muslims are the enemy, and it worries me for my Muslim friends here in the United States.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I don't think it had any thing to do with wiccan as much as causing a major confrontation and upheaval at a very solemn occassion for other people who had also suffered a great loss. I keep thinking Cindy sheehan and her gross antics.
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• United States
1 Sep 07
Well said Baggs, I agree with you for a change.
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• Thailand
2 Sep 07
His father managed to say some dumb things to. "No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered as patriots. This is one nation under God." -- George Bush Sr., to a reporter in 1988
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@devilsangel (1817)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Somehow this does not surprise me at all. He has always shown himself to be closed minded and biggoted when it comes to other people and their faith. Hell case in point our current war. He knows nothing at all about the countries we are fighting against except that they don't share his faith. He has made several statments over and over about how "God" will judge "them." I'm really thankful that he can't be re-elected, I just wish they wouldn't have elected him to start with. He's one of the worse presidents we've ever had.
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@rawpoet (2048)
• United States
1 Sep 07
I don't understand a thing that comes out of his mouth. He needs to go back to school. Most definitely!
• United States
1 Sep 07
Well, I never voted for him in the last two Presidential Elections. I voted Democrat.
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• China
1 Sep 07
buy fireproof clothing---the best choice. you live in a dangerous country. what a pity. you can come to China if you like.
• China
1 Sep 07
buy fireproof clothing---the best choice. you live in a dangerous country. what a pity. you can come to China if you like.