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'You're welcome America' by Will Ferell sums up Bush's time as President nicely.
Old 12-10-2009, 09:56 PM VitriolMotion is offline  
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Yeah you just said that
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So the guy basically uh, STFU for a year like pretty much every president before him and this uh .....makes him likable and honourable in retrospect?
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So the guy basically uh, STFU for a year like pretty much every president before him and this uh .....makes him likable and honourable in retrospect?

he's done more than Obama has.
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he's done more than Obama has.

That is an understatement....













Not in the good way
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I wouldnt even say obama is honorable.

The last president I would call honorable is abraham lincoln.
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I wouldnt even say obama is honorable.

The last president I would call honorable is abraham lincoln.

really? despite, y'know, the whole owning slaves part...
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really? despite, y'know, the whole owning slaves part...

well, he kinda made up for it by freeing everyone else's slaves
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well, he kinda made up for it by freeing everyone else's slaves

only because republicans made him


wait a second...
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what positive has obama done?
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what positive has obama done?

He gave us Hope 'n Change!
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only because republicans made him


wait a second...

HAHAHAHA THE REPUBLICANS OF TODAY ARE TOTALLY THE SAME AS THE REPUBLICANS OF THE 1860S
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well, he kinda made up for it by freeing everyone else's slaves

Only those uppity states had their slaves freed.


The Emancipation Proclamation consists of two executive orders issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The first one, issued September 22, 1862, declared the freedom of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. The second order, issued January 1, 1863, named ten specific states where it would apply. Lincoln issued the Executive Order by his authority as "Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy" under Article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution.[1]

The Emancipation Proclamation was criticized at the time for freeing only the slaves over which the Union had no power. Although most slaves were not freed immediately, the Proclamation brought freedom to thousands of slaves the day it went into effect[2] in parts of nine of the ten states to which it applied (Texas being the exception).[3]

Additionally, the Proclamation provided the legal framework for the emancipation of nearly all four million slaves as the Union armies advanced, and committed the Union to ending slavery, which was a controversial decision even in the North. The proclamation did not name the slave-holding border states of Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, or Delaware, which had never declared a secession, and so it did not free any slaves there. The state of Tennessee had already mostly returned to Union control, so it also was not named and was exempted. Virginia was named, but exemptions were specified for the 48 counties that were in the process of forming West Virginia, as well as seven other named counties and two cities. Also specifically exempted were New Orleans and thirteen named parishes of Louisiana, all of which were also already mostly under Federal control at the time of the Proclamation.

However, in other Union-occupied areas of Confederate states besides Tennessee, the Proclamation went into immediate effect and at least 20,000 slaves[2][3] were freed at once on January 1, 1863. Hearing of the Proclamation, more slaves quickly escaped to Union lines as the Army units moved South. As the Union armies conquered the Confederacy, thousands of slaves were freed each day until nearly all (approximately 4 million, according to the 1860 census[4]) were freed by July 1865.

Near the end of the war, abolitionists were concerned that while the Proclamation had freed most slaves as a war measure, it had not made slavery illegal. Several former slave states had already passed legislation prohibiting slavery; however, in a few states, slavery continued to be legal, and to exist, until December 18, 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment was enacted.


That was mostly for the Fucking Idiots that keep insisting that the civil war was about slavery.
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HAHAHAHA THE REPUBLICANS OF TODAY ARE TOTALLY THE SAME AS THE REPUBLICANS OF THE 1860S

no but it's still fun to bring that up
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