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This is the only negative reply I have received to the Bush satire i sent out.  I have over 100 stating how good it was. I did not and still do not think of it as racist. 

I thought long and hard before sending it.   I was more worried about offending my  Democrat clients. And, for the record, I would ike to see Hilary elected because I think she just might get a decent health system into the US.  I do hope that whoever does succeed Bush, has the balls to keep on with the war against terrorism no matter how much it inconveniences me. 
 
However, I do think that the air travel security is done wrong.  I believe everyone getting on a plane should be handed a six inch knife rather than have their nail clippers taken away.  If everyone had a knife, there has to be enough ex marines on every plane to disarm any terrorists.

I finally did send the Bush Satire because I thought it had some real meat in it and would get my readers thinking.  About 13,000 people receiveed it and so far (knock on wood) I have dozens of positive comments and only one negative which I am including along with some good ones.  I intend this to be the last thing I  send on the topic.
 
The following reader took great exception.

sxxxx  axxxxxx wrote:

you've made some countless dumb comments before but this one tops the list

you are a fucking racist idiot and will probably be the cause your own demise
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Most replies were like the following:

This speech is one of the best pieces of political satire I have read. I admit that I don’t spend alot of time with political satire because it is usually negative and ridiculous. However, as I read this speech I realized that this has all come from my mouth at some point, while debating world politics with an ignorant co-worker or relative. Thanks. AX WXXXXXX

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ngram,
That was a good one man. Different approach! Different Angle!! Different message!!!
Full of Truth.
I loved the following:
"you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching"
 
Mxxxxx

or

Good one!

dxxxxxxxxxx  fxxxxxxxxxx
or

Davey
You made my day

Fxxxxxx Hxxxxxx
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Back to fix a tax return we sent in wrong.

Yep, we have been known to make the odd error.

This one is only $90,000 out.

And the tax department did not catch it yet, gillian bryan caught it  over something else.

david



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President Bush's Resignation Speech

 We all have our disagreements with President Bush. Immigration, U.S. Attorney firings, Iraq , Darfur , etc. are all hot topics these days.
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The following "speech" was written yesterday by an ordinary person. While satirical in nature, all satire must have a basis in fact to be effective. An excellent piece by a person who does not write for a living.
 Sent with the author's permission.

 The speech George W. Bush SHOULD give:

 Normally, I start these things out by saying "My Fellow
Americans." Not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

 I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit. Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: there's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

 The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people.

 I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.

 Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton Administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

 Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.

 We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this ~blood for oil" thing. If I was trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq 's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied People Died' crap either. If I was the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty. Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named ' Clinton ' established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?

 You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because undamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to outspend and out-tech them.

 That's not the case this time. Many, if not most of the soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you. And the bastards are all over the globe.

 You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United State s since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor'.

 Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

 Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dammit, you might just as well Fedex a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

 In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet. It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.

 I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching. I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.

 So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream
 ) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

 Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too. That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there're just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.

 So that's it. God bless what's left of America . Some of you know what I mean.
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