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George Herbert Walker Bush 1924-2018

The BBC does this well: Obituary: George H W Bush and follows up with George H W Bush: The war years [the WWII years].

I have a great deal of respect for his service as a Naval aviator, and much of his service as the 41st President.

It would be nice if someone told the Resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue that flags are at half staff for 30 days when a President dies.


1 Kryten42 { 12.03.18 at 9:35 pm }

I do have great respect for his Military Career & he did work well with the Military Commanders to swiftly deal with Iraq in ’91 (to a debatable point anyway). Less impressed with his Presidency, but at leased he did deal with others respectfully & with composure. Also unfortunate that his son’s didn’t inherit is best capabilities.

Rest, in Peace George Herbert Walker Bush, You earned it.

2 Bryan { 12.04.18 at 7:26 pm }

There are reasons I didn’t mention his CIA tenure or his years as Reagan’s Vice President. He followed the Reagan lead on HIV and drug abuse which cause unnecessary trauma for too many, and couldn’t convince his kid to stay out of Iraq. He was more successful in foreign policy than domestic.

3 Kryten42 { 12.05.18 at 9:02 pm }

Yes. He was a better Diplomat than POTUS. Still, he wasn’t as bad a some.

4 Bryan { 12.05.18 at 9:17 pm }

The bar for US diplomacy is considerably lower than it has ever been as a result of Trump.

Your government would seem to be in major trouble over leadership changes. About the time I can consistently name your Prime Minister, he gets ousted. Are there problems or are you messing with Trump’s mind by swapping leaders?

5 Kryten42 { 12.05.18 at 11:37 pm }

I suspect it’s more a case of:
A: we have no real leaders (much like the USA & UK & others), just RW arse-kissers. $Money is the prime motivator.

B: Dotard is messing with the LNP (Coalition) and ALP. They all want to play “Monkey see, monkey do” and perhaps want to win the “Most Ignorant, Selfish, Moronic and Inhumane Bastard” award. They may even be able to challenge Kim Jong-un, Xi-Li, Putin & others for the crown!


6 Bryan { 12.06.18 at 8:59 pm }

I don’t understand how they expect to govern when they keep stabbing their leaders in the back. They are creating a system where only evil, self-serving bastards can get to the top.

There are rumors that Trump is thinking of dumping his Vice President, Pence. Pence is the most loyal servant Trump has and is the link to the religious whackoes. All of the these clowns are more concerned with politics than running their countries.

It’s a good thing I can’t call in airstrikes any more… 👿

7 Kryten42 { 12.06.18 at 11:02 pm }

That’s for sure. They are all just delusional, selfish, greedy idiots who think they can get away with anything, in spite of all the contrary evidence!

I do hope for sanity’s sake he does dump Pence. I read about that. but Dotard changes his tiny mind more often than his underwear. *shrug*

“It’s a good thing I can’t call in airstrikes any more… 👿”

Well, you know I do understand that sentiment! I’ve often thought they are lucky I’m no longer the equivalent of a Ranger & have my team.

There is perhaps a nice bit of good news, only time will tell!

FBI Expert Suggests Michael Flynn May Have Worn a Wire in Conversations With Trump

If so, it may explain a few things regarding Flynn.

Seen this one?
Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers

Here for a laugh, regarding Giuliani’s recent media brain fart. 😏😈


And, back to the thread topic for a moment… Dotard & Wife #3 showing who they are, again, at the Funeral.


8 Kryten42 { 12.07.18 at 11:38 am }

Just on my way to bed (4:30 AM) as it’s finally cooled enough to maybe get some sleep (was 39C yesterday & is 26C now), and a couple stories popped up on my timeline that should make you smile! They made me guffaw! 😉 😆

First, from Bill Palmer:
“Jesus take the wheel” – Donald Trump’s handlers admit he’s toast

And next, from Charles P. Pierce:
There Are at Least Four (4) Reasons the President Just Took Another Trip to the Bananas Factory

Enjoy! Whilst I try to get some sleep.

9 Bryan { 12.07.18 at 5:49 pm }

I don’t mind having crooks in office as long as they are competent crooks. We are being plagued by incompetents. Long time politicians know how to skim while actually providing service to their constituents – i.e. everyone benefits so they get reelected. These guys are so greedy they take everything and aren’t smart enough to hide what they are doing.

Your high temp in Celsius is my low in Fahrenheit.

Of course Trump hires undocumented workers. He doesn’t have to pay them minimum wage and they don’t complain about working conditions. Hiring American citizens with rights is expensive.

Melania may follow Orthodox rites or nothing coming from Slovenia, and the Apostles’ Creed is too long for Trump to read without a rehearsal 😈

We are waiting for the document dump from Mueller on Manafort and Cohen which will not be good news.

Have a peaceful night.

10 Kryten42 { 12.09.18 at 8:18 pm }


My friend Jenn has been telling me about her snow storms! I can’t decide which is worse. Though, I’ve found it *easier* to stay warm than cool!


Melania is just a selfish 🐮 who pretends to give a rat’s for anyone other than herself. She & Dotard are two sides of a card. You know that old chestnut: “Familiarity breeds contempt”! Now that she has everything her Papa wanted her to get, she no longer needs Dotard. As soon as he’s no longer POTUS and being devoured by wolves, expect her to dump him like a hot piece of coal!

I’ve been saying this for Months.
Jennifer Rubin: Trump will resign 10 minutes before next inauguration so Mike Pence can pardon him

I think Mueller suspects that to be the case. Hence the State as well as Federal investigations. Dotard can’t be pardoned on State charges & convictions, except by a State Governor. That won’t happen in NY! Also, all the important players on the Fed. charged have already been sewn up. My understanding is that Dotard can only be pardoned for a specific Federal crime he’s been charged with (is that right?)

Mueller has a long list of crimes Dotard (& Family) could be charged with & he can be charged at any time, they don’t have to be @ the same time. It’s just more Kabuki Theater. Mueller is far to smart & experienced not to play the long, safe game.

11 Bryan { 12.09.18 at 9:49 pm }

I think Melania is fulfilling an agreement that covers the Presidency and will gone after she finishes. She will probably get whatever is left from Trump’s inheritance that has any real value. She would have probably been gone before if Trump hadn’t won.

The right of a President to pardon is fairly unlimited unless it is used “for corrupt purposes”, like obstruction of justice. The pardon Nixon received was a “blanket pardon” for crimes known and unknown. Handing out that pardon cost Gerald Ford any chance at reelection as President. It only covers Federal crimes, and New York state will be more than happy to indict him for state crimes. I think they are already taking steps on crimes that aren’t covered by Federal laws.

In addition to Mueller, the Federal attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York has everything it needs for an indictment on campaign finance felonies for the payoff to two of his “girlfriends”. Mueller can be stopped, but SDNY can’t.

Mueller is conducting an organized crime investigation that happens to include a foreign intelligence section. The Russian part of the investigation is what will get the requisite number of Senators for an impeachment conviction.

12 Kryten42 { 12.10.18 at 6:43 pm }

Thanks for clarifying. 😀

The news today is that Maria Butina has plead guilty & agreed to cooperate with investigators.


Wouldn’t surprise me now if Putin agreed to testify against Trump! 😜😈

13 Bryan { 12.10.18 at 9:51 pm }

I don’t think Mariya made a good decision about cooperating. A few years in jail is better than a short lifetime of waiting to be murdered. Putin doesn’t like people who don’t follow orders.

OTOH, Trump has outlived his usefulness to Putin, so the GRU will find a new stooge to compromise – it’s what they do.

14 Kryten42 { 12.12.18 at 4:18 am }

You could be right. We’ve both had to deal with the old Soviets. And we know what Putin is like. I’d be surprised if Butina didn’t! Maybe she’ll go for a new identity etc. type deal. 😉 😀

15 Bryan { 12.12.18 at 11:38 am }

Her biggest problem if she cooperates will be not getting deported by the Trump administration. Consider, she is on a visa and committed a crime, so under Trump rules she should be sent back to Russia. Trump administration doesn’t think anything through and might be inclined to help Putin answer the question: How do you solve a problem like Maria? 😈 (My Mother liked Julie Andrews movies)

16 Kryten42 { 12.13.18 at 8:40 pm }

That too. 😀

My Mom liked Julie Andrews movies also. She usually preferred those older film’s to the newer ones. She got me hooked too. 🙂 One of out all-time fave’s was “The Great Race”.

17 Bryan { 12.13.18 at 10:44 pm }

Today’s reporting on Mariya’s plea deal indicates that she hasn’t secured any agreement about deportation, so she’s toast.

The Americanization of Emily was my favorite.

18 Kryten42 { 12.13.18 at 11:45 pm }

Yep! I think she is.

Oh! I remember that movie. Another Mom liked. A kind of dark comedy if memory serves, with Julie Andrews, James Garner… Coburn (I think)… from the 60’s too. 😀

Did you see there’s trouble in the Conway hen-house? Hubby is not amused & totally disagrees with KA on Dotard, again.


I still think that the way KA fawns all over Dotard, she really wants to be #4! And George has had enough. 😆

And Casler Noel who worked for years on some of Trump’s shows finally let’s it all out, in a comedy sketch (ala Jon Steward, etc. style).


19 Kryten42 { 12.14.18 at 12:37 am }

Errr… #4. Freudian slip perhaps! She’s probably worth $4 in an honest appraisal. 😉

20 Bryan { 12.14.18 at 10:18 pm }

That’s the movie.

Mrs Conway was the most effective unindicted member of Trump’s campaign staff. Her spins on Trump world would make figure skaters dizzy. She coined “alternate facts” with a straight face. She is the most accomplished liar on his staff. Her future as a political consultant is dependent on Trump’s survival.

Mr. Conway is a real conservative and a lawyer. He has nothing but contempt for the circus that Trump leads.

Noel is confirming what most of us suspect, especially concerning his oldest daughter.