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President Bush’s iPod: 250 Songs, Downloaded by Others

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Monday, April 11, 2005
News Categories: iPod

In an unusually detailed look at the music collection of a sitting President, The New York Times’ Elisabeth Bumiller reports that the “First iPod” has become the “indispensible new exercise toy” of George W. Bush, and is “loaded with country and popular rock tunes”, “heavy on traditional country singers like George Jones, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney.” Received from his daughters as a birthday gift in July 2004, the iPod contains only 250 songs, and is used “chiefly during bike workouts to help him pump up his heartbeat, which he monitors with a wrist strap.”

Most interestingly, The Times reports that Bush “does not take the time to download the music himself;” rather, he has had his personal aide buy songs from the iTunes Music Store, and “also has an eclectic mix of songs downloaded into his iPod from Mark McKinnon, a biking buddy and his chief media strategist during the 2004 campaign.”

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go read about it.  its pretty important stuff, and that was a lame cop-out.

Posted by mrn121 in Fairfax, VA on April 12, 2005 at 12:48 PM (PDT)

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still waiting on the answer to the first question, by the way.

Posted by mrn121 in Fairfax, VA on April 12, 2005 at 12:51 PM (PDT)

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re: the Saddam VS Hilter argument.

No one is denying Saddam is an evil man. But I think a lot of people have issues with the false pretenses for engaging in war with Iraq…not so much about Saddam being a guy everyone should’ve “left alone”. If I remember correctly it had to do with 9/11 -> “weapons of mass destruction” -> rebuilding Iraq.

Posted by rockthecasbah on April 12, 2005 at 12:53 PM (PDT)

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the false pretenses suck, i dont deny that.  we have major intel problems that have to be fixed.  we went in thinking the scene was different, and we were wrong.  luckily that wasnt the only reason we went, or else i, along with every other reasonable human being, would be adamantly opposed to the war.

for me, the WMD excuse was lame to begin with, and i didnt much like the fact that it was one of the main reasons we gave.  saddam gassing anyone who disagreed with him was a good enough reason to go (which NOBODY on this board can seem to deny for me), so that is why i supported us going.

we didnt hear as much about WMDs before we went in to iraq, by the way.  look at some old newspapers.  WMDs are certainly mentioned, but you will NOT find an example of someone saying “yeah, we are going because we are pretty sure they have WMDs, and for no other reason.”  dozen upon dozens of reasons were given, not the least of which was the torture, murder and deprication of human rights under the saddam regime.

it is funny that people disagree with one faulty reason for going, and now they will fight tooth and nail about how we shouldnt have gone even though they cannot deny that the other reasons we went made it well worth all alone.

also, look at some senate records.  look at how many senators that i’m sure you support voted for military action.  if you are going to give the “they were lied to” line, then you have to admit that Bush was just as much lied to by ###### intel.  you cant say that they arent liable for being lied to, but bush is (well, you can, but you would tip your bush-hating hand by doing so).

Posted by mrn121 in Fairfax, VA on April 12, 2005 at 1:02 PM (PDT)

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Admiting that I don’t know enough about something to open my mouth is a lame cop-out?  Wow… What do you do when someone asks you something that you don’t have an answer to, just make something up?

And I did answer your lame question already.  I’m glad he’s gone.  It needed to be done.  Just not at that time and under those false pretenses AND we should have thought out our exit plan first.  We had our own issues to address before commiting ourselves to a poorly thought out quagmire.

Posted by B.Mick in Austin, TX on April 12, 2005 at 1:21 PM (PDT)

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First off America needs to stop playing the BIG Cowboy of the World! I do not know any of these .5 ~ 6 Million People you speak of. And I’d gather Sir that you don’t either. They are just Numbers that Fill out your opinion, nothing more.*

As is the case of the latter. Why didn’t the Populace just rise up against Sadom if he had proved to be such an incompetent ruler? In the case of the former well competence could be argued, but, He did have a majority backing Him at the time.

In the case of Serbia That was a full fledged Civil War! One that has been raging on and off again for the last 600 Years. This conflict was what started the First World War. When the time comes (if ever), when the U.N. KFOR Troops leave that godforsaken place those People are going to do this Sh*t all over again. Why? Because it’s a Civil war that the Germans, Russians or the U.N. have only managed to temporally
halt.

* BTW: in case you took that indifferently. I’m not trying to deny anything. I’m just stating the facts as I see them. Not having ever been effected by such matters in my time. Lord knows I would stand aganst Bush, Clinton or Shorder if they ever became like that. Come to think about it Bush is very much like that! Who knows theres still 3 Years and 8 Months left with a little imagination Bush could take us to War against Nort Korea and China too…**

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on April 12, 2005 at 1:45 PM (PDT)

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mrn here is a nice little sign to support your point

http://protestwarrior.com/new_signs.php?sign=14

Posted by jTizzle on April 12, 2005 at 1:45 PM (PDT)

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Tisk tisk How could I forget about Iran!! Man everyone knows there the next on Bushs’ sh*t list! to get hit!

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on April 12, 2005 at 1:47 PM (PDT)

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BTW: Why is it that the type comments made that are allowd (or even welcome), in the Snug Channel never seem to get there and are in fact out here in the open? While the Snug neanders in it’s lethargic state of unchangingness? I think this might just have had the makeings for a Snug Thread…

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on April 12, 2005 at 1:55 PM (PDT)

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jTizzle, I liked the link.

Ichijoe,
So you didn’t know the people who died and that makes it OK?  Are you deranged?

I didn’t know Nicole Simpson personally.  By your logic, I should not have therefore wanted OJ to go to trial for her murder.

I guess you have a right to be as selfish as you want, but I am surprised to learn that anyone has that “it doesn’t affect me, so I don’t care” attitude anymore.

On to your next point:  Define “majority backing.”  Sure, he got 100% of the vote in every election, but that is because he killed people who didn’t vote for him.  It was a police-state, there is no telling exactly which people actually liked him and which people were just scared of having arms cut of or their children slaughtered.  I guess at the very least the 60-70% of eligable voters who showed up at the polls (despite threats of being killed for doing so) definitely wanted him out.

Interesting side point:  In the U.S. we had Puff Daddy threatening to kill us* (Vote or Die) if we didn’t vote.  In Iraq, thugs were threatening to kill them if they DID vote.  The result?  Almost identical voter turnout in both countries.  If that doesn’t show you how overwhelmingly they wanted democracy in and Saddam out, then nothing will convince you.

*Obviously Puff Daddy wasn’t actually threatening to kill us had we not voted, the point is that there was a heavy campaign to encourage voting here, to the point where we were warned that not voting could (somehow) result in our own demise.

Posted by mrn121 in Fairfax, VA on April 12, 2005 at 2:01 PM (PDT)

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So you didn’t know the people who died and that makes it OK?  Are you deranged?

No I just don’t care it’s what ‘Adams’ referd to as a SEP Somebody Else’s Problem. If we wanted to use your mythology, then what about all those poor starving Ethiopians?? apperently SOMEONE there’s fit enough to have a War with neighboring Eritrea. But, I bet that either blew your Mind or the Last Band-Aid Album didn’t bring that asspect to light did it??

O.J Simpson?? Did I just confuse you?! It sounds as if I have you suddenly clutching at straws. How, when where the Hell did O.J. get into this conversation.

As for my Next point I said

As is the case of the latter. Why didn’t the Populace just rise up against Sadom if he had proved to be such an incompetent ruler? In the case of the former well competence could be argued, but, He did have a majority backing Him at the time.

Perhaps I wasn’t clear enough on that point so please allow me to illistrate. If Sadom / Hittler (or Bush),. Kills of .5, 1, 2, or 10 Billion People it is not only the right but the DUTY OF CITIZENSHIP TO OUST THE BASTERD! BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!! And not that of the “Super Power”, “World Cowboy” of the moment.
If the Citizenry of Iraq was comfotable with Sadom in charge. Who the Hell am I to dissagree with them? Sadom is just one Guy up aginst +.5 Million People let ‘em work it out. If the USA has to get involved then do it ‘80’s Stile Give ‘em the Weapons to take Sadom out and then the USA in 20 Years time. A lot like they did with a Guy called Osama Bin Laden. Perhaps you’ve heard of him…

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on April 12, 2005 at 2:27 PM (PDT)

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Posted by MLBonXM on April 13, 2005 at 10:10 AM (PDT)

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For all the punks out there that still think that John Kerry was of superior intelligence to President Bush, read this and learn.  This article is straight out of the San Francisco Gate, a less than conservative newspaper.

Kerry’s Yale Grades Similar to Bush’s

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
(06-07) 02:09 PDT BOSTON (AP)—

Sen. John F. Kerry’s grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush’s record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year — in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday.

His grades improved with time, and he averaged an 81 his senior year and earned an 89 — his highest grade — in political science as a senior.

“I always told my dad that D stood for distinction,” Kerry said in a written response to reporters’ questions. He said he has previously acknowledged focusing more on learning to fly than studying.

Under Yale’s grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade.

In 1999, The New Yorker magazine published a transcript showing Bush had a cumulative grade average of 77 his first three years at Yale, and a similar average under a non-numerical rating system his senior year.

Bush’s highest grade at Yale was an 88 in anthropology, history and philosophy. He received one D in his four years, a 69 in astronomy, and improved his grades after his freshman year, the transcript showed.

Kerry, a Democrat, previously declined to release the transcript, which was included in his Navy records. He gave the Navy permission to release the documents last month, the Globe reported.

Kerry graduated from Yale in 1966, Bush in
1968.

Posted by Mark@PSU on June 13, 2005 at 11:48 AM (PDT)

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You people, almost all of you, are pethetic.  Can’t you just admire the fact that he likes something you like.  Just like Clinton liked Big Mac burgers!

Posted by SiX on December 16, 2005 at 8:43 PM (PDT)

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“You people, almost all of you, are pethetic.  Can’t you just admire the fact that he likes something you like.  Just like Clinton liked Big Mac burgers!”

Amen, brother! The worst of it is that most of them can not cohesively make any sort of argument, and most get their facts wrong when it comes to history. Sigh…. Armchair generals will always win the war. wink

Posted by Mindflayer on December 17, 2005 at 2:33 AM (PDT)

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I’m new here and would just like to say that is is fun to watch(or read as the case may be)your ittle arguments about Bush, Kerry, Hitler, Oj, the myriad of wars, and any other facets of these arguments.They are qutie amusing.

P.S. Wasn’t this stream of comments supposed to be centered on President Bush’s ipod and the contents thereof?

Posted by Kurt V on December 17, 2005 at 10:25 AM (PDT)

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