Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Bush Sorry Biography
George W. Bush began his sadistic career by exploding frogs with firecrackers.
"'We were terrible to animals,' recalled [Bush childhood friend] Mr. Throckmorton, laughing. A dip behind the Bush home turned into a small lake after a good rain, and thousands of frogs would come out. `Everybody would get BB guns and shoot them,' [Bush buddy Terry] Throckmorton said. `Or we'd put firecrackers in the frogs and throw them and blow them up.'" -- The New York Times, May 21, 2000 (archived at MakeThemAccountable.com)
He advanced to shooting his siblings with BB guns.
"Even though George W. Bush is president, Neil Bush can still see in him the 16-year-old who gave him and his younger brother 10 seconds to start running down the hall before firing BB pellets at them." -- Utah County Daily Herald, March 2, 2002 (archived at MakeThemAccountable.com)
Graduated to branding fraternity pledges at Yale.
Bush was quoted in the New York Times defending the branding of fraternity pledges with a hot coat hanger, saying the resulting wounds resembled "only a cigarette burn" Washington Post, July 27, 1999
He developed an alcohol and drug problem with at least four alcohol related arrests.
On January 19, 1968, Bush completed the Air Force officer qualifications test in New Haven while he attended Yale University. Although he scored 25%, the lowest possible passing grade, and had a record of arrests (2 misdemeanors, 2 collisions, 2 drunk driving citations), on the same day he applied he was accepted into the "Champagne Unit," where the sons of the politically well-connected trained. He jumped to the head of the line of 160 Texas applicants for two available pilot training slots, neatly avoiding a year and half on the waiting list. Lucky for him, because his draft deferment would have expired in twelve days. Former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes later admitted recommending George W. Bush for a slot in the Texas Air National Guard at the request of a Bush family friend.
The Progressive Southerner, February 2, 2004, describes "George W. Bush’s Lost Year in 1972 Alabama":
"Many of those who came into close contact with Bush say he liked to drink beer and Jim Beam whiskey, and to eat fist-fulls of peanuts, and Executive burgers, at the Cloverdale Grill. They also say he liked to sneak out back for a joint of marijuana or into the head for a line of cocaine.
In the 11/2/00 press conference, Bush lied about his driver's license suspension, following his DUI arrest, claiming it was suspended for only “30 days” (Washington Post, 11/28/00), when it was actually suspended for 2 years (Maine Department of Motor Vehicles). According to the state of Maine ’s 1976 statutes for DUI suspensions, a two-year suspension indicates the presence of two earlier DUI arrests (Maine Legislative Reference Librarian, 207-287-1600).
Two prior non-DUI arrests involve alcohol. The first arrest of George W. Bush was for theft at a hotel while drinking with friends. The second arrest was for disorderly conduct at a football game.
26 year old George W. Bush, visiting his parents in Washington, D. C. over the Christmas vacation in 1972 shortly after the death of his grandfather, taking his 16 year old brother Marvin out drinking. On the way home, George lost control of the car and ran over a garbage can, but continued home with the can wedged noisily under the car. When his father, George H. W. Bush, called him on the carpet for not only his own behavior but for exposing his younger brother to risk, George W., still under the influence, retorted angrily, "I hear you're looking for me. You wanna go mano a mano right here?"
According to LAPD whistleblower Michael C. Ruppert, the Drug Enforcement Agency has in its possession a video of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush flying in to Tamiami Airport outside of Miami, Florida "to pick up a couple of kilos of powder for a party." (From the Wilderness Newsletter; $35 / yr; FTW Publications, PO Box 6061-350, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413).
Book: Bush was arrested for cocaine in 1972 Texas author J.H. Hatfield claims the Republican front-runner did community service at a Houston black disadvantaged youth center.
Three sources told biographer J. H. Hatfield that Bush was performing community service on the orders of a judge. A Yale classmate said, "George W. was arrested for possession of cocaine in 1972, but due to his father's connections, the entire record was expunged by a state judge whom the older Bush helped get elected. It was one of those 'behind closed doors in the judges' chambers' kind of thing between the old man and one of his Texas cronies who owed him a favor ... There's only a handful of us that know the truth."
If the record of an arrest was expunged, Bush apparently received the equivalent of Youthful Offender status at the age of 26.
Another Bush associate told Hatfield, "I can't and won't give you any new names, but I can confirm that W's Dallas attorney remains the repository of any evidence of the expunged record. From what I've been told, the attorney is the one who advised him to get a new drivers license in 1995 when a survey of his public records uncovered a stale, but nevertheless incriminating trail for an overly eager reporter to follow."
First he refused to confirm or deny it. Later he would say only that "when I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible." Next he said that the issue wasn't relevant. Then he said that he wouldn't address "rumors." Then he said that he could pass a standard security check dating back seven years. Finally, he said that he could've passed the security check in his father's White House -- fifteen years. Though he had to think before specifying whether he could've passed it then or now.
Skips out on National Guard Duty
In a fitness report supplement released by the White House this year, an administrative officer wrote, “Not rated for the period 1 May 72 through 30 Apr 73. Report for this period not available for administrative reasons.” In the remarks section, Killian wrote that Bush “has not been observed at this unit during the period of report."
He became an irritable dry drunk.
This 1988 public threat and verbal assault on Wall Street Journal's bureau chief, Al Hunt, after Mr. Hunt predicted a 1988 GOP failure for his father. According to the Washington Post (7/25/99), Mr. Bush cursed at Mr. Hunt in a restaurant, in front of his wife and four-year-old son: "You f**king son of a bitch! I saw what you wrote! We're not going to forget this."
He progressed to taunting prisoners before they were lethally injected.
"George [Bush] tells [conservative commentator Tucker] Carlson that he watched the Larry King interview with [condemned murderess Karla Faye] Tucker while she was on death row. Bush says, `(King) asked her real difficult questions like, "What would you say to Governor Bush?"' `What was her answer?" Carlson asks. Bush `whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation....Please...don't kill me,' Bush says, pretending to be Karla Baye [sic] Tucker. `I must (have) looked shocked,' Carlson writes, `ridiculing the pleas of a condemned prisoner who has since been executed seems odd and cruel, even for someone as militantly anticrime as Bush--because he immediately stops smirking.'" -- Jerry Politex, August 15, 1999
Then he became president.
On Sept. 12, 2000, Baltimore Sun reporter Miriam Miedzian wrote, "So when he was a kid, George W. enjoyed putting firecrackers into frogs, throwing them in the air, and then watching them blow up. Should this be cause for alarm? How relevant is a man's childhood behavior to what he is like as an adult? And in this case, to what he would be like as president of the United States."
We found out.