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I hesitate to post at all in this thread as I find that it is a stain upon Shane's carefully cultivated, current narcissistic yet minimalist persona.

However...

A nit to pick in this particular article would be that the wrong group of professionals was surveyed. By their own admission, it is too soon for them to form a reliable opinion as all the results are not yet known. I would suggest that a more appropriate group of professionals for the writer to survey would be Futurists. These are people who make it their business (art?) to predict the future based on current events and trends instead of passing final judgment based on possibly incomplete information.
Come on, cut the crap, Dig, at this point people are merely stating the obvious. The man left us a worthless dollar, a country still even more dependent on foreign oil, with a devastated manufacturing base and a financial sector in ruins. On the foreign policy front, we have armies spread around the world doing what is essentially a lot of useless things. The man was an unmitigated disaster, and I doubt this country will recover from it in any of our lifetimes. Like I said, the operative word is OBVIOUS.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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God money Ill do anything for you.
God money just tell me what you want me to.
God money nail me up against the wall.
God money dont want everything he wants it all.

No you cant take it
No you cant take it
No you cant take that away from me
No you cant take it
No you cant take it
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Bow down before the one you serve.
Youre going to get what you deserve.
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God moneys not looking for the cure.
God moneys not concerned with the sick among the pure.
God money lets go dancing on the backs of the bruised.
God moneys not one to choose
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Bow down before the one you serve.
Youre going to get what you deserve.
Bow down before the one you serve.
Youre going to get what you deserve.

You know who you are.

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Come on, cut the crap, Dig, at this point people are merely stating the obvious. The man left us a worthless dollar, a country still even more dependent on foreign oil, with a devastated manufacturing base and a financial sector in ruins. On the foreign policy front, we have armies spread around the world doing what is essentially a lot of useless things. The man was an unmitigated disaster, and I doubt this country will recover from it in any of our lifetimes. Like I said, the operative word is OBVIOUS.
FTL, you NEVER get me. It's not that I'm trying to be subtle. It must simply happen, like it's part of my DNA or something.

My point was not how bad Bush was. I was just commenting on who was offering the opinion. For all I know, the Futurist might foresee an even bleaker outcome than the Historian. It's just that since the future hasn't happened yet, Historians might not be the best choice for this task.

I'll try* harder next time.






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^Agreed. So lets just work with the present, ok? Bush was the worst or nearly the worst president as interpreted now. Funny. I think I am repeating exactly what the article detailed.
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And I think you're giving him too much credit...

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^Odds are in favor of your point of view.
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If I recall correctly, is it not one of those famous telephone futurists was busted as a crook? Hmmmm..........a crook predicting on a crook. Here's your winning ticket.

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If I recall correctly, is it not one of those famous telephone futurists was busted as a crook? Hmmmm..........a crook predicting on a crook. Here's your winning ticket.
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A company I owned a few years ago had a booth at a women's fair. Across the aisle was a couple of psychics who would cleanse your aura for $15 to $60. You would sit in a chair and they would wave their hands around your head for a few minutes. Didn't see a crystal ball, but they did the tarot card thing. They made a good haul in three days, cash only and I doubt any tax. Sometimes there was a line up for services. They had a price board to pick your services cafeteria style.
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