Jon Stewart un-thrilled with GW Bush presidential library

Jon Stewart takes on yesterday’s dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library.

He calls the library “the Hardrock Cafe of catastrophic policy decions.”


Stewart also had a good explanation for why George H.W. Bush, the father, is now “more” popular than when he left the presidency in 1993:

“Because he’s being compared to George W! If one of GW’s kids becomes president in 2032 and somehow invades the moon, I’m sure he’ll look a lot better, too.”

Among other revelations, Bush said yesterday that he uses his free time to paint. Here’s Jon Stewart’s response:

“Sometimes it seems only a gallon of paint can drown out the screams of those I’ve wronged. Plus, sometimes they let you use your fingers.”

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43 Responses to “Jon Stewart un-thrilled with GW Bush presidential library”

  1. Papa Bear says:

    should be any day now…

  2. karmanot says:

    I always wondered if that was a Dorthy Parker or Oscar Wilde quip. Turns out it was Jesus as quoted in the Book of Mathew. Who knew?

  3. Dave of the Jungle says:

    Monkey Pants

  4. karmanot says:

    Sorry George, The Clintons have blood under their fingernails. It just looks like dirt, because it’s congealed.

  5. karmanot says:

    Well, there is no more perfect success like meritocracy and mendacity. Americans do love their success stories and are willing to pay tens of millions in taxes to establish shrines to the worst of us.

  6. karmanot says:

    Or toss then in a toxic dump site next to Margret Thatcher.

  7. karmanot says:

    “When will it end?” when the last of the Eloi are cannibalized by the Morlocks.

  8. karmanot says:

    I will be perfectly happy to participate in any movement that derails the Hills nomination. My god, another neo-liberal Clinton in the drivers seat. No Thank you. Are you aware she was once on the board of Wal*Mart? Now, put forth Elizabeth Warren and I’ll go there.

  9. karmanot says:

    But, it’s interactive and holographic!

  10. karmanot says:

    Make that half ass*d and we got it.

  11. karmanot says:

    Do you think there will be a series of cartoon panels portraying that historical novel Bunnypants was reading when the towers were attacked? You know, the one about ‘The Little Goat Who Could.’

  12. karmanot says:

    “what did he tell the North Koreans?” Oh, we can’t talk about that, because McCain sold his suffering to the highest bidder. The minute he crossed the threshold of the Hanoi Hilton he sold his soul and soon to a wealthy booze peddler with a daughter for sale.. How many other genuine heroes and POW’s of that era did what he did and remained honorable and continued on with their lives. My guess is most. McCain is fraud and a despicable human being.

  13. Drew2u says:

    Anyone want to sponsor me to visit the museum on opening day? I’ll wear a shirt where the front says, “IRAQ” and the back reads “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”.

  14. Drew2u says:

    Wow, I don’t remember that scene and now I want to watch that movie again, lol

  15. Drew2u says:

    Just wait for “Benghazi!” calls when Hillary runs. That’s the only reason why that got traction- was to set up a derailment for a Hillary nomination or Presidency.

  16. Drew2u says:

    Any idea what military contracts John McCain has that he’ll profit from by the U.S. going to war with Syria?
    Also, if John McCain is so sure that torture yields results, then what did he tell the North Koreans?

  17. I find myself thinking of that wonderful shot from Citizen Kane at the “Walter P. Thatcher Memorial Library” where William Alland’s character, after waiting for ages and getting a stern lecture from the custodian, is ushered into a vast room with dramatic lighting all made to house one book:

  18. George Melby says:

    The Clintons don’t hold a candle compared to the other scheisters you mentioned, but they do have dirt under their fingernails.

  19. George Melby says:

    Maybe we should just dig up these old political conservative bodies and rebury them on top of each other in the Okay Corral cemetery in Dodge, KS. They’d be right at home and people could keep an eye on them, just in case the dirt moved!

  20. George Melby says:

    But… but… buuuttttt, look at all the jobs we save with wars… THAT’S what coun…oh… my phone is ringing and it’s mom… ewwwww, I’m in trouuuble!

  21. George Melby says:

    That good??? You are way too generous! I wonder how many of the five ex-Presidents are still in stitches and laughing while traveling home?!

  22. George Melby says:

    Wow, you got that right! The “man” deserves an enshrined one-hole outhouse!

  23. George Melby says:

    That’s one heck of a huge one-room library. If they rented out 95% of the space, they’d have enough room for GW Bunnypant’s memorabilia! I still think “Library Accomplished” was a nice touch. Maybe they could include one of the two fighter jets Bushy crashed, and a video on how he did it!. That would be funny AND instructional!

  24. BeccaM says:

    Sadly my capacity for outrage has been exceeded, and my only response is this:

  25. Zorba says:

    I wish instead, that it would wound all heels.

  26. Isn’t it the truth. I guess there’s nothing particularly American about keeping political grudges alive; heaven knows that there are plenty of festering resentments in the world centuries older than anything we’ve got going here. But, maybe it’s just me, but there’s something particularly pathetic about the hobby-horses that Republicans continue to ride–still defending Confederate treason, still trying to win the Vietnam War, still bitching about the ’60s and wishing America were more like “The Donna Reed Show”. When will it end?

  27. Yeah, but I’ve looked at the collection and there’s nothing in it but thousands of copies of “The Pet Goat”.

  28. Naja pallida says:

    That really seems to be the primary factor holding back progress in this country. As soon as we start to think we have something settled, and they keep dredging up the corpse of their past failures. Pick an issue and think about it a bit, and see if isn’t true. We seem to have had a few new posters show up just this week who epitomize what I mean.

  29. Naja pallida says:

    Largest fiction section of any library in the world!

  30. nicho says:

    Why wouldn’t Barry be complicit in Dubya’s rehabilitation. He’s complicit in Dubya’s crimes. They’re all part of the same corporatist apparatus.

  31. I know. I am thoroughly bummed. Now I have to have the same stupid arguments about why we shouldn’t have gone to war in Iraq that I had ten years ago. The people making them didn’t think critically then and they don’t now.

  32. nicho says:

    Time heals all wounds.

  33. pappyvet says:

    LOL !

  34. silas1898 says:

    BYOC. Bring Your Own Crayons

  35. cole3244 says:

    we put foreign criminals in jail and our political criminals in library’s, and we wonder why we are despised by so many for so long.
    gwb & library are an oxymoron and that’s being kind.

  36. pappyvet says:

    So much library, so little truth

  37. karmanot says:

    good one!

  38. karmanot says:

    It does have its neo-Deco fascist, masculine charm. The front of the Library looks like a cod piece.

  39. We’ve just seen the official beginning of Georgie Junior’s rehabilitation–with Pres. Obama’s full complicity. God, it’s too depressing to contemplate.

  40. Hm. I was about to say that Nixon’s library shouldn’t be on this list because, unlike the others, it was funded privately and was not allowed to take custody of the bulk of the Nixon Administration’s papers and records. I did not know until just now that the Nixon library was given formal recognition as a federal presidential library in 2007.

  41. nicho says:

    I believe that in Bush’s case, the correct spelling is “Lie-Bury”

  42. nicho says:

    Well, Reagan has one too. So does the traitor Nixon. Let’s not forget Hill&Bill, Inc. They have a library. The list goes on.

  43. Jim Olson says:

    George W. Bush getting a Presidential Library instead of a Federal or international trial and sentence for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity is all you need to know about why this country is f*$&#ed up beyond repair.

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