What? Nothing on the president's speech last night?

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Matt in the Hat, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Last night GWB delivered perhaps one of his most concise and descriptive addresses from the oval office he has ever delivered.

    Yet, silence on this board. Weird.

    GWB has a press conference at 10:30 am today. This guy is making himself more and more available. Good for him and good for all of us.
     
  2. Dammit!

    Dammit! Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    Mickey Mouse Land


    <crickets>
     
  3. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    You can only announce that you are going to spell out our strategy to the nation so many times before people lose interest/confidence.

    The press conference should be more interesting as he is not very good with spontaneous questioning. I agree that it is good that he makes himself more available, but considering his dislike for press conferences, it smacks of a little desperation on his part.
     
  4. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    Well earned <crickets> :D
     
  5. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I didn't watch. He's got nothing to say that I want to hear.
     
  6. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't want to hear the press go after him this morning? I'd figure that would be right up your alley
     
  7. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    Listening now. Blah, blah, blah Constitutional authority blah, blah, blah.

    The constitutional questions are certainly open. This will require some congressional hearings.
     
  8. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    Filibuster?

    I know there was the potential for a filibuster on the Patriot Act, but it was simply defeated by an "up or down vote," no?

    Why does he lie when he doesn't need to?
     
  9. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Discussing leaks helps the enemy. Good one George
    He's taking a long time to answer the reason why he went around the courts
     
  10. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he actually gave a good, informative speech, I'm sorry I missed it.

    But he's the boy who cried wolf on this, and has been for 6 months at least.
     
  11. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Is he on again? Yeah, he must be worried.
     
  12. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No.

    The cloture vote got something like 52 votes, which is really 53 because Frist voted against cloture so he could bring it up later.
     
  13. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Setp. 11 is the reason why he tapped phones. We need to move quickly to thwart terrorists. Nothing on doing the retroactive warrant.

    His pregnant pauses made it sound like he was having triplets.

    He's so freaking busted, but the press has not followed up.
     
  14. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's back to the good news now, talking abot the Iraq vote
     
  15. vivzig

    vivzig New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    The OC
    Been in transition, haven't been following... does this mean it's dead?
     
  16. chad

    chad Member+

    Jun 24, 1999
    chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Members of the press are more interested in being celebrities than being journalists. To risk their position by challenging power is too much to ask. How would they get a CNN or FOX show that way?
     
  17. vivzig

    vivzig New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    The OC
    Elaborate, please.
     
  18. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    "An open debate about law would signal to the terrorists what we're trying to do." George W. Bush- 3 minutes ago.
     
  19. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    No, not weird at all for this forum. Anything positive gets ignored..
     
  20. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I listened for a few minutes. He used 'free' or 'freedom' four times in the same paragraph. I'll look forward to the Froomkin report later today.
     
  21. MattR

    MattR Member+

    Jun 14, 2003
    Reston
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just can't watch Bush give the same damned speech every 2 days. Sorry.

    How many times can you just say "I'm the president, according to the constitution, I have special magical powers in wartime." How many times can you say "sure, there are people who say that maybe we shouldn't have gone to war, maybe this war can't be won, maybe we made mistakes, but I'd do it again and stay the course" before people tune you out.

    I don't know the number, but it was passed a week ago.
     
  22. Chris M.

    Chris M. Member+

    Jan 18, 2002
    Chicago
    What was positive? Was there anything of substance in his speech that we haven't heard before?

    Serious question by someone who didn't watch. The Bears were on afterall. :D
     
  23. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bears 16 : Atlanta 3 :D
     
  24. MattR

    MattR Member+

    Jun 14, 2003
    Reston
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Was he referring to thin sliced potatoes, deep-fried and covered in salt?
     
  25. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I watched about 3 minutes of the press conference because I was waiting for the girl behind the hotel's front desk to reprogram my key cards. He was incoherent.
     

Share This Page