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12/27/2012

Ghouls on Twitter: Gosh, We Sure Hope Bush Dies

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 2:33 pm

Twitchy has 50 tweets from soulless ghouls drooling over the thought that George H.W. Bush might die.

I wonder how many of these people are being supported by welfare paid for by you and me. My guess would be most of them. Money well spent, huh?

Thanks (I think) to Chuck Bartowski.

58 Responses to “Ghouls on Twitter: Gosh, We Sure Hope Bush Dies”

  1. I’m starting to hate a lot of stuff about this country.

    If Texas secedes, I wonder if they’ll let me come back.

    Patterico (62908f)

  2. why are we amplifying these people’s voices what purpose does it serve

    our politicians suck ass, so every single time one of then dies or is dying you’ll be able to find people expressing these kinds of opinions

    every

    single

    time

    happyfeet (88d97f)

  3. one of *them* dies i mean

    happyfeet (88d97f)

  4. Civility, it would be an interesting concept to consider, but it never is observed on their side, is it.

    narciso (3fec35)

  5. Let’s hope liberals will be kinder than you conservatives were when Teddy Kennedy died.

    Bill Schmalfeldt (fc8502)

  6. A weird sentiment from a slimebag like you, Bill.

    SPQR (768505)

  7. this isn’t a crisis of civility this is a purely mechanistic phenomenon we are seeing because social media enables the quick n easy aggregation of utterances from various and sundry riff raff

    but this sort of utterance is nothing new in itself

    happyfeet (88d97f)

  8. i just wish one of these h8rs would bring me a bean burrito

    happyfeet (88d97f)

  9. Some people hate Republicans – this is bad. They probably don’t even know why they hate Republicans. It’s not about a war. All of thisprobably makes them feel superior.

    It’s also not very serious, just a bad reflection on those people.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  10. Actually I don’t think GHWB is in serious danger, unless that hopsital is very bad with infections. His family should hope they keep him there in the intensive care section as long as possible.

    People actually don’t die in there from non-inevitable causes..

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  11. The last time anyone on the Left was civil was…………….

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  12. Somebody made fun of Teddy Kennedy when he died? What for?

    Birdbath (716828)

  13. “Somebody made fun of Teddy Kennedy when he died? What for?”

    Birdbath – I made fun of the philandering, homocidal, alcoholic, imbecile while he was alive, but I stopped when he died.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  14. 11. askeptic -2003, Zell Miller campaigning for Mr. Bush?

    mg (31009b)

  15. Zell was not a man of the Left, even though he was a Democrat.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  16. 15. askeptic – 2012, Jane Fonda losing the bags under her eyes?

    mg (31009b)

  17. 1.I’m starting to hate a lot of stuff about this country.

    If Texas secedes, I wonder if they’ll let me come back.

    Comment by Patterico (62908f) — 12/27/2012 @ 2:35 pm

    Just bring plenty of ammo. As soon as we secede we’re invading northern Mexico to go dove hunting. And if we have a good enough time, we’re keeping it.

    Which might upset the cartels the Obama administration has armed to the teeth.

    So, like I said, just bring ammo and you’ll be OK. And bacon. BBQ’d dove breasts are nothing without bacon.

    Steve57 (b64cdf)

  18. What a bunch of sore winners. H.W. was a crummy Pres.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  19. 18.What a bunch of sore winners. H.W. was a crummy Pres.

    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 12/27/2012 @ 5:18 pm

    OK, but he was a decent enough Avenger pilot in WWII and that’s enough for me not to wish him to die.

    Steve57 (b64cdf)

  20. 5. I think it musta hurt Ted when the Pope blew him off.

    Burn mofo.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  21. Ghouls on Twitter: Gosh, We Sure Hope Bush Dies

    How Sociopaths Become Monsters

    Can we admit there’s a pattern here? We of course can’t expect leftists to be civil. They demonize others as a matter of necessity, because otherwise they couldn’t tell each other that they’re high-minded and ethical and all for stealing other people’s stuff.

    The people they’re stealing from stole it first, they tell themselves. And anyway they’re not really people but something less than that.

    So it starts.

    Steve57 (b64cdf)

  22. 19. Fabulous resume. Hear he’s stable and pegged to pull thru.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  23. I’m pretty sure Californians will be the first group an independent Texas secures the border against.

    Sigh.

    Patterico (62908f)

  24. I’d be willing to bet that only 2 in 5 of them know that there was a President George Bush before W.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  25. Comment by Patterico (62908f) — 12/27/2012 @ 2:35 pm

    If they know your employment history, some re-education may be required.

    askeptic (2bb434)

  26. Comment by Patterico (62908f) — 12/27/2012 @ 5:31 pm

    Right of Return – Once a Texan, always a Texan!

    askeptic (2bb434)

  27. “…wonder how many of these people are being supported by welfare paid for by you and me.”

    I don’t care what they hope for, as long as I’m not forced to pay their bills at the point of a government held gun.

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  28. If Texas secedes, I wonder if they’ll let me come back.

    I’d hate to have to choose between Texas and Alaska. So much in this country would fix itself if only San Francisco would secede.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  29. 28.If Texas secedes, I wonder if they’ll let me come back.

    I’d hate to have to choose between Texas and Alaska. So much in this country would fix itself if only San Francisco would secede.

    If they could just tow CA, OR and WA west of the mountains out to sea….

    kbob_in_katy (b132af)

  30. 29. Altho anytime over the next 20 years is ripe for the Big One, have a little concern for inside 2 weeks from today:

    http://solen.info/solar/

    Post mortem will appear here:

    http://www.iris.edu/seismon/eventlist/index.phtml

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  31. Patterico, I’ll keep a corner here open for you and your family, but I can’t keep it forever.

    SPQR (768505)

  32. Los Angeles has gotten stale and I don’t think it’s one of those things where you can just microwave it with a wet paper towel

    happyfeet (b6f0da)

  33. This thread’s topic reminds me of a discussion I got into with a devout liberal a few years ago, around the time of the attempted murder of the Congresswoman from Arizona. He was trying to pin the blame for her shooting on the right, even though it eventually came out that the assassin had a history of leftism, at least during his years in high school.

    I then noted that one of the heroes and icons of liberal America and the Democrat Party, John F. Kennedy, was murdered by an ultra-liberal. By a person aligned with a belief system that the left has long coddled (“The Soviet Union’s heart at least is in the right place!!! Fidel Castro at least provides free healthcare!!!”). And that Kennedy’s brother was killed by a person whose background also has been long associated with caressing and stroking by the left, namely a human of Palestinian origins.

    Once again: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    Mark (94cc2f)

  34. Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t have any good intentions. H wasn’t that stupid. This was a person fascinated by the Rosenberg spy case, and not because he thought they were innocent, I don’t think. He was somewhat stupid about the way the Soviet Union worked and the Cold War. Most likely, he intended to escape across the border to Mexico, and then be rewarded. Because surely the Soviet Union wanted this, just like Stalin wanted to murder Trotsky.

    Now before he had had a problem. He couldn’t get back into the spy game. They didn’t assign him any tasks. By killing Kennedy, he’d prove how good he was.

    The only question is, if some Texas Democrat gave him the idea that the KGB wanted this to happen.

    Sammy Finkelman (64e777)

  35. Sirhan Sirhan was motivated by loyalty to the Arab cause. He didn’t ask any questions about the validity of the Arab cause, either.

    Sirhan was a joiner (or a would be joiner, with no connections) and all he thought about was contributing something to the cause without much, if any, thought as to morality. The cause itself didn’t promote morality and ethics. The rhetoric used, that he might hear, always justified extreme measures. Hijackings and terrorism had already started in other parts of the world

    He didn’t have much understanding how he could help it, and in a rather primitive way, he took Robert F. Kennedy to be a very pro-Israel politician, although that was boilerplate, and the same thing other politicians said, and missed the fact he had little chance of actually getting the nomination, and thought he could affect things by killing him.

    Sammy Finkelman (64e777)

  36. “We of course can’t expect leftists to be civil.”

    - Steve57

    That’s rich, coming from you.

    Leviticus (17b7a5)

  37. Finkelman, we have only the word of a faux KGB defector that Oswald was stupid about how the Soviet Union worked.

    SPQR (768505)

  38. It’s amusing to compare Ted Kennedy with George HW Bush.

    They lived completely different lives and showed women in particular completely different levels of respect and justice.

    Rubbing hands with glee at Ted Kennedy’s death would be horrible, but soberly discussing his life honestly… not really so bad, in my opinion.

    Of course I’m sure there were people on the right who took it too far. I’m not surprised to see someone on either ‘side’ try to position that as some kind of justification. Anything to avoid personal responsibility.

    It’s not two sides. It’s millions of individuals, and you are responsible for yourself.

    Dustin (73fead)

  39. I would never in a million years associate leftists/democrats/progressives with being civil – the world that I would use to describe them is thuggish.

    Sheriff Bart (ff5655)

  40. Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t have any good intentions.

    So why was he so smitten by Communism? Why did he buy into a belief system supposedly dedicated to helping the proletariat, the working man, the quietly suffering masses yearning to breathe free.

    Another gauge of how truly ass backwards (and hollow) so many liberals are — in which they buy into the idea that left-leaning emotions, because in their mind such biases stem from a big heart, therefore absolve one of all sins — is to observe the way they continue to get gauzy eyed over (1) JFK, in spite of greater knowledge about him coming out through the decades (per below), and then, decades later, respond quite similarly towards (2) Bill Clinton.

    newyorker.com, February 2012:

    When a desk in John F. Kennedy’s crowded press office was occupied by a nineteen-year-old intern named Mimi Beardsley, who spent a good deal of time waiting to be called to the President’s side so he could swim in the White House pool and have sex with her, other women in the office were angry. They were right to be. There was a good deal of work to be done, and it got harder when, on Presidential trips, one of the seats on the plane was also taken by Beardsley, who was told to wait quietly in rooms in hotels or a lodge in Yosemite or a pink-painted motel near the Kennedy home in Palm Beach until he felt like having her in his bed…

    The anger of the women, captured in White House oral histories (“Mimi had no skills. She couldn’t type”) and interviews with biographers, has a seething quality. It was unfair that their rage was directed at Beardsley, rather than at the President.

    [T]he tone of Janet Maslin’s review of “Once Upon a Secret,” by Mimi Alford, as she is now known after two marriages, is genuinely unpleasant… Maslin mocks Alford as a debutante who knew what she was up to… Alford’s age comes up in the review, but the President’s—forty-five—does not. The main point, for Maslin, is that Mimi was not a good girl.

    Alford herself acknowledges her complicity. She writes that every friend to whom she described her first sexual encounter with the President (on her fourth day of work, he got her drunk on daiquiris, led her into an empty bedroom, and began undressing her) asked if she considered it rape. She does not, and her reasons for that are fair. But it’s not pretty—forget the age difference; he was her employer and (to put it mildly) a powerful man.

    A powerful man who was exceedingly reckless: if Alford’s book makes less news than it might, it is not really because she has, in Maslin’s words, kept the story “under wraps.” She seems to have been a favorite anecdote—a punch line in amusing stories about Kennedy’s womanizing. She mentions one that has crept into books, in what she says is distorted form. Her story is already being told; she has every right to tell it. This memoir isn’t great literature, but it’s less cloying than a lot of the Kennedy hagiography out there.

    By her account, Kennedy asked her to perform oral sex on an aide while he watched. She did, and their contact continued for more than a year; it ended soon after she turned down a request to “take care” of Ted Kennedy… [T]here was a Presidential aide who kept an eye on her and gave her contact information for an illegal abortionist. (She says she didn’t have to use it.)

    JFK apparently would have made Bubba Clinton look like a prude. Yet they’re both embraced by much of the left, then and now. This is worth keeping in mind if only because it illustrates that while a percentage of the right/Republican Party will rationalize away the shoddy, corrupt qualities of rightwing politicians, conservatives are no where near as bad in that department as the left is.

    Mark (94cc2f)

  41. Sammy – What is Sirhan Sirhan’s twitter handle?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  42. Thanks (I think) to Chuck Bartowski.

    I don’t know whether you are uncertain about whom to credit for this, or whether any credit at all should be given for such a find.

    It was me, but posting from a different IP address. I was visiting family in So Cal over the holidays, and am now back at home.

    Chuck Bartowski (ad7249)

  43. Steve57 (#17), we also like jalapeno peppers with that dove; stuffed peppers with dove breast, wrapped in bacon and BBQed.

    John Q. Public (1c6f07)

  44. Daley– also cheater (Harvard exams) and addled witness (William Smith rape trial). All this from the Lion of the Senate!

    Birdbath (716828)

  45. The cure for the West Coast states would be to ship back all Californians who moved out of state with their profits from selling their inflated priced homes before the bust, then build a wall to keep them and the Mexican illegals in. Wait a decade, then reclaim the land and bury the dead.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  46. He was the first president for which I was old enough to vote. I wish him no harm and a speedy recovery. However, if his death is imminent, I hope he passes peacefully, surrounded by all his family, December 31, 11:59 pm.

    All that Estate Tax saved for his family will warm my heart.

    Em (0af170)

  47. Most of the 50 tweeters don’t know that George H.W. Bush isn’t George W.Bush.

    Big Robert (0c7121)

  48. “then build a wall to keep them and the Mexican illegals in”

    PCD – They would probably fly right back out again under their own power.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. 45. The cure for the West Coast states would be to ship back all Californians who moved out of state with their profits from selling their inflated priced homes before the bust, then build a wall to keep them and the Mexican illegals in. Wait a decade, then reclaim the land and bury the dead.

    Comment by PCD (1d8b6d) — 12/28/2012 @ 7:59 am

    Tejas would be missing a couple of restaurants and a couple of dozen employed people if that rule had been applied to me.

    We’re not all the same. As a matter of fact, some day you Tejicans will be glad I’m on your team. I can spot a Kali fifth columnist loooong before somebody who’s never been amongst them can.

    What’s important, and let not lose focus on this, is invading Mexico and the BBQ after the victory dove shoot.

    Steve57 (b64cdf)

  50. Somebody somewhere made an imflamatory comment on twitter! Gasp! Everybody on the left must be degenerates (can we confirm that these twitter accounts are registered to communists/democrats?

    Ned Ryerson (05f7c7)

  51. Steve….I’ve got this great BBQ recipe left over from the Great Spotted Owl Hunt – but it requires old redwood firewood.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  52. 51. Steve….I’ve got this great BBQ recipe left over from the Great Spotted Owl Hunt – but it requires old redwood firewood.

    Comment by askeptic (b8ab92) — 12/28/2012 @ 3:59 pm

    OK, so as long as (a) they bring ammo for the dove hunt or (b) they chop up the decks they built around their hot tubs and bring the redwood lumber, then we let them in?

    I’m cool with it.

    Steve57 (b64cdf)

  53. Comment by SPQR (768505) — 12/27/2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Finkelman, we have only the word of a faux KGB defector that Oswald was stupid about how the Soviet Union worked.

    Are you talking about the person James Angleton claimed was faux?

    But in any case what I meant was he didn’t understand the way they approached the Cold War.

    He thought (I think) that if the United States was the enemy of the Soviet Union, they’d appreciate him killing the president.

    Sammy Finkelman (f1bb90)

  54. Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 12/27/2012 @ 10:02 pm

    Sammy – What is Sirhan Sirhan’s twitter handle?

    He’s in a California prison – he doesn’t have a twitter handle! Who do you think he is, Charles Manson? (who smuggled in a cell phone)

    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/charles-manson-had-cell-phone-under-prison-mattress-126154

    There is another Sirhan Sirhan on Twitter, maybe more, but not Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.

    Sammy Finkelman (032a0d)

  55. 40. Comment by Mark (94cc2f) — 12/27/2012 @ 9:55 pm

    SF: “Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t have any good intentions.”

    So why was he so smitten by Communism?

    Ambition. There are fewer people who want to join the bad guys than the good guys, so he felt he had greater chance of becoming somebody important. And to rise, he’d mostly have to do evil things, rather than difficult things, and even if some of it was difficult, there was less competition.

    And in the Rosenberg case, the Communists looked well organized.

    Why did he buy into a belief system supposedly dedicated to helping the proletariat, the working man, the quietly suffering masses yearning to breathe free.

    He didn’t buy into that at all. Where do see one thing that he bought into that? He just repeated lies he knew to be lies. He tried to be a propaganist for Castro – that led nowhere.

    When he said “police brutality” on November 22, 1963, do you think he believed it?

    He thought the Communists would help him, since he was on their “team” and asked for a certain lawyer who had defended Communists.

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  56. J. Edgar Hoover used to think (or right) that all the Communist were motivated by the thought they were doing the right. I think that was a complete misunderstanding of Communists.

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  57. “He’s in a California prison – he doesn’t have a twitter handle! Who do you think he is, Charles Manson? (who smuggled in a cell phone)”

    Sammy – The topic of the thread is Ghouls on Twitter. WTF do Sirhan Sirhan and Oswald have to do with the topic?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  58. 57. In comment 33, Mark argued that JFK was murdered by an ultra liberal – also that Sirhan Sirhan came from a background associated with caressing and stroking by the left.

    I argued that neither of them was motivated by anything like liberalism,or even leftism, and I went into what I though were their motives.

    The bottom line is that those assassinations are not a precedent for hating George Bush the Elder.

    And they had nothing to do with American politics, as ordinarily understood.

    Sammy Finkelman (67ff63)


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