Friday Open Thread

“I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”

–President George H. W. Bush

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JeffcoBlue says:

    I say we force feed him broccoli. It’d be like Gitmo, only with broccoli.

  2. DaninDen says:

    SHAFTA in your future unless we find out what’s in the deal(Southern Hemisphere Asian Free Trade Agreement) it is the 12 nation, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) classified as secret, meaning a security clearance is required (by congress staffers) just to see (trade bill, not military )what’s in it, and Fast track authority breezily passed the Senate, Hawked by Barack the Betrayer, a pattern set ever since Harvard days as president (betrayed his friends)of Harvard Law review.

    Transparency, lip gloss, a word bandied about for Press conferences, not for for the new NAFTA sellout of American jobs, solidification of Multinational Co’s increased control (weakening of meager Wall $t regs) rising medical costs, food safety in jeopardy..

    K street (lobbyists) shills promise everything – enviro & labor protection, to  controls over currency manipulation ( China is not a signatory)in the new Fast track language is virtually identical to previous version and entirely “after the fact” of signing and PBO approval,  A visit to Elisabeth Warren’s blogsite Please sign the petition to uncover what’s in this trade bill.

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    Daddy Bush and broccoli…

    After George Washington’s Farewell Address, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, FDR’s Fireside Chat and “we have nothing to fear….”, JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you…”, and even Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” we get to Daddy Bush’s inspirational words about broccoli.

    Is it any wonder Dubya turned out the way he did?

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