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Posted: 4/19/2002 12:52:36 PM EDT
I got the following email from a leftist pig I know. I've seen it before, and think that I recall a website debunking and/or explaining it. Plz let me know if it rings a bell, so I can properly respond to the fat pig that sent me the email. Thx. Here's part of what it said: The First Six Months of George W. Bush: Whatever your beliefs, know what your President is doing. Here is a list of his work in his first six months: · Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops. · Cut federal spending on libraries by $39 million. · Cut $35 million in funding for doctors to get advanced pediatric training. · Cut by 50% funding for research into renewable energy sources. · Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water. · Blocked rules that would require federal agencies to offer bilingual assistance to non-English speaking persons. This, from a candidate who would readily fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of would-be Hispanic voters. · Proposed to eliminate new marine protections for the Channel Islands and the coral reefs of northwest Hawaii (San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2001). · Cut funding by 28% for research into cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks. · Suspended rules that would have strengthened the government's ability to deny contracts to companies that violated workplace safety, environmental, and other federal laws. · OK'd Interior Department appointee Gale Norton to send out letters to state officials soliciting suggestions for opening up national monumentsfor oil and gas drilling, coal mining, and foresting. · Appointed John Negroponte--an unindicted high level Iran Contra figure--to the post of United Nations ambassador. · Abandoned a campaign pledge to invest $100 million for rain forest conservation. · Reduced by 86% the Community Access Program for public hospitals, clinics, and providers of care for people without insurance. · Rescinded a proposal to increase public access to information about the potential consequences resulting from chemical plant accidents. · Suspended rules that would require hardrock miners to clean up sites on Western public lands. · Cut $60 million from a Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America program for public housing. · Proposed to eliminate a federal program designed to help communities (and successfully used in Seattle) prepare for natural disasters. · Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming agreement. · Cut $200 million of work force training for dislocated workers. · Eliminated funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program, which encourages farmers to maintain wetlands habitat on their property. · Cut program to provide childcare to low-income families as they move from welfare to work. · Cut a program that provided prescription contraceptive coverage to federal employees (though it still pays for Viagra). · Cut $700 million in capital funds for repairs in public housing. · Appointed Otto Reich--an unindicted high level Iran Contra figure--to Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. · Cut Environmental Protection Agency budget by $500 million.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:05:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 1:08:32 PM EDT by NODDAH]
You could always e-mail a response of all things he has not done; listing Klintons track record. Start it with Dear Comrade, Bush has not: 1. Held his annual tea on the White House lawn with General Po of the Chinese Army. 2. Recieved Contributions from the chinese and others and let the technical assistance with their "space program" and the passage of Nuclear Secrets. (For the children) Well there are 52 other scandals to list but you get the idea.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:54:12 PM EDT
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Well he did pull out of Kyoto but the Senate rejected it anyhow so we couldn't get in it. Besides, Kyoto treaty was a joke anyhow. Waste billions of dollars just to [i]maybe[/i] decrease the temperature 1 or 2 degrees. On second thought it was never agreed upon to begin with. The other countries were pressuring us to join it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:07:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 2:56:23 PM EDT by cgwahl]
Originally Posted By gravitynoodle: · Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops. {don't know enough to answer} · Cut federal spending on libraries by $39 million. {thought libraries were locally funded} · Cut $35 million in funding for doctors to get advanced pediatric training. {why is this a Federal thing even if it is true?} · Cut by 50% funding for research into renewable energy sources. {dont' know if its true but research like this should be done in the private industry} · Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water. {true but Clinton did this at the last minute in office, I think Bush finally agreed to it, either way I have heard and been told the arsonic thing is barely anything to be worried about} · Blocked rules that would require federal agencies to offer bilingual assistance to non-English speaking persons. This, from a candidate who would readily fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of would-be Hispanic voters. {probably true but aren't we trying to get people to learn english?} · Proposed to eliminate new marine protections for the Channel Islands and the coral reefs of northwest Hawaii (San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2001). {don't know enough to answer} · Cut funding by 28% for research into cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks. {would think this should be a private industry thing} · Suspended rules that would have strengthened the government's ability to deny contracts to companies that violated workplace safety, environmental, and other federal laws. {don't know enough to answer} · OK'd Interior Department appointee Gale Norton to send out letters to state officials soliciting suggestions for opening up national monumentsfor oil and gas drilling, coal mining, and foresting. {sounds familiar, might be true. don't care either way} · Appointed John Negroponte--an unindicted high level Iran Contra figure--to the post of United Nations ambassador. {don't know enough to answer} · Abandoned a campaign pledge to invest $100 million for rain forest conservation. {don't know enough to answer, but read an article how rain forest in Amazon is a big polluter so maybe getting rid of them would be a good thing...[:)] besides didn't know there were rainforests in the US. If so, can someone tell me where?} · Reduced by 86% the Community Access Program for public hospitals, clinics, and providers of care for people without insurance. {this shouldn't be a Federal thing...Constitution wasn't created to provide people with Healthcare, if its true} · Rescinded a proposal to increase public access to information about the potential consequences resulting from chemical plant accidents. {don't know enough to answer} · Suspended rules that would require hardrock miners to clean up sites on Western public lands. {don't know enough to answer} · Cut $60 million from a Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America program for public housing. {don't know if true but this shouldn't be a Federal thing to begin with} · Proposed to eliminate a federal program designed to help communities (and successfully used in Seattle) prepare for natural disasters. {the Federal government is paying money so a state can prepare for natural disasters? Why doesn't the state pay for it?} · Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming agreement. {commented on this in above box}
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Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:08:15 PM EDT
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· Cut $200 million of work force training for dislocated workers. {don't know enough to answer} · Eliminated funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program, which encourages farmers to maintain wetlands habitat on their property. {don't know enough to answer} · Cut program to provide childcare to low-income families as they move from welfare to work. {Federal government shouldn't be doing this anyhow} · Cut a program that provided prescription contraceptive coverage to federal employees (though it still pays for Viagra). {if true they shouldn't be paying for Viagra either} · Cut $700 million in capital funds for repairs in public housing. {don't know enough to answer} · Appointed Otto Reich--an unindicted high level Iran Contra figure--to Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. {don't know enough to answer} · Cut Environmental Protection Agency budget by $500 million. {I see why Federal government is involved in environment to begin with. If states want to plant a tree or something, go ahead}
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Keep in mind this is what I believe, might not be the case or true.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:44:29 PM EDT
I'd respond by saying that most of what he did are GOOD things.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:57:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By libertyof76: I'd respond by saying that most of what he did are GOOD things.
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Very true. [beer]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:08:48 PM EDT
Send him one saying "Yeah so. That's why I voted for him." That might piss him off a little. hehe Scott
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:16:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PezMaster: Send him one saying "Yeah so. That's why I voted for him." That might piss him off a little. hehe Scott
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You have a point. There are a few things that I don't like about Bush right now. And there is a good chance that I won't vote for him next round if he continues to do those things. But he did do a good many things his first year in office. I mean, the other side of the coin was Al Gore. Didn't he want to outlaw cars? Wouldn't he practically make it so our guns would be confiscated? From environment to social issues our taxes would probably start to look like Europe and we'd all be walking to work.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:25:53 PM EDT
Ah just tell the idiot that Bush defended our country against the worst civilian attack ever.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:40:56 PM EDT
I would just tell the pig that I don't associate with communists!
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:53:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:57:49 PM EDT
And what did he do wrong?
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 7:46:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 11:43:47 PM EDT by Mordwyn]
I can speak on some of your points, here goes:
Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.
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So what.... these scientific endeavors will be how we end hunger throughout the world
Cut by 50% funding for research into renewable energy sources.
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Then why did he promise a good chunk of change towards the development of fuel cells and efficient hydrogen production?
Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water.
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In this case he reversed some Clinton executive orders....Such orders would have saved the lives of maybe 5-10 people a year at the cost of over $60 million per life. The new regs would have also theoretically an increase in some death rates because of the human bodies need for a low level of arsenic in order to reproduce. BTW, I think someone figured out that there was about 10-20X more arsenic naturally occurring in a container of Ben and Jerry's Ice cream than the limits that Clinton wanted to set up along with PCB's etc.
Blocked rules that would require federal agencies to offer bilingual assistance to non-English speaking persons. This, from a Candidate who would readily fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of would-be Hispanic voters
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Well, we speak english here, my GGGGrandfather spoke only german when he first came here and was able to learn english rather quickly and became an american, raising a family and running a successful buisnes. When you have 3 generations of a family here and NONE of them speak fluent english, those people are not Americans they are generational visitors. This weakens the fabric of our society as a whole and lessens all of us. I would love it if we as a people were more multi lingual and Bush shows how useful a skill being bi-lingual can be, but English is our first language, it's what bonds us together as a people and a nation.
Cut funding by 28% for research into cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks.
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Wrong again...see my comments about Hydrogen and fuel cell research.... Bush only weakned the CAFE standards that have been killing people for years. We CANNOT get out of our present predicament by only focusing on conservation. It will take a paradigem shift in in how we look at, produce and utilize energy to get us out of the hole we've dug for ourself
Appointed John Negroponte--an unindicted high level Iran Contra figure--to the post of United Nations ambassador.
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Um...I think the operative word here is "UNIDICTED"
Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming agreement.
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Kyoto was a joke...only Romania signed it into law....it was an attempt by the third world to blame all their pollution production on the US
Cut program to provide childcare to low-income families as they move from welfare to work.
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And then replaced these services through his system of providing federal funds to faith based groups. By doing this he took advantage of the fact that these organizations already had an infrastructure in place to provide such services, thus preventing the formation of yet another government bureaucracy. This is how poor and needy people where helped before there was a welfare "nanny state"
Appointed Otto Reich--an unindicted high level Iran Contra figure--to Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs
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Again the operative word is UNINDICTED.
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