George W. Bush

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Chinese Con Artist Who Sold Access to Two Ex-U.S. Presidents Learns Fate

    Using great props to fake credibility, a shameless Orange County mother-son con artist team convinced investors to hand them as much as $2 million in a scam involving speaking engagements for U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as well as former Vice President Al Gore.After their 2011 fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    6 Questions Pastor Rick Warren Should Ask Tony Blair

    ​Coming up next on The Saddleback Church Comedy Hour with Pastor Rick is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who stunned Americans with his poise, intelligence and speaking ability at podiums next to George W. Bush's--while at the same time being branded "Bush's poodle" by Brits.Rick Warren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    George W. Bush and Pastor Rick Warren, Together Again

    ​George W. Bush is pushing his new book, My Pet Goat . . . er . . . Decision Points. Pastor Rick Warren is pushing Saddleback Church's 6th Civil Forum. In a mysterious cloud of kismet, scrath-one-another's-backsism and divine misunderestimation, the two old pals come together later this month at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Kanye West: An Appreciation (Or, Why George W Isn't a Kanye Fan)

    The MOST disgusting moment, Dubya? Really?​As Republicans were taking over of the House of Representatives, the first excerpts of former President George W. Bush's interview with NBC's Matt Lauer were released last night. Ahead of his new book, "Decision Points," which comes out next Tuesday, Duby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Bush to be Honored for Abortion Opposition at Hush-Hush Catholic Event in Dana Point

    UPDATED WITH PROTEST PLANS . . . Goo-goo.​Abortion remained safe and legal during his presidency, but for George W. Bush's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, executive order barring federal funds from being used for abortion related projects abroad, appointment of two pro-life Supreme Cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    NBFF: Snow Jobs and Sausages

    Sometimes I wonder about the power of coincidence. Both times I've covered the Newport Beach Film Festival, I have been unable to attend every day because some or other duty at the office ends up taking a lot more of my time than expected. So I was called home on Tuesday, thereby missing both THE RE ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    The Stupid American

    Yesterday I got an e-mail from my good friend and former colleague Anthony Pignataro, who's now the editor of the Maui Time Weekly (lucky bastard). Anyways, when Pignataro's not busy teasing me about my recent depiction in the Vietnamese-language media as an ugly, big-nosed communist mastermind, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines

    Dear Mr. President: Costa Mesa's city council plans to send President Bush a letter, asking that he reject a bill that would give some immigrants a path to citizenship. And now a word from the Vatican: Driving can be "an occasion of sin," so the Vatican's issued 'Ten Commandments' for motorists, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Foxes, Henhouses, and the Fashion Police

    Just like breaking a leg can take your mind off a toothache, the major traumas the Bush administration has inflicted on the body politic make it easy to forget the lesser damage it's doing.  Or, as Ruth Marcus puts in her column in today's Washington Post, "The tornado of disastrous headlines - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2007

    Iraq notes (Gratitude and Napoleon edition)

    Two quick notes on Iraq. First, in an interview broadcast on last night's 60 Minutes, President Bush was asked "if he owes the Iraqi people an apology for botching the management of the war". His response, "Not at all", will come as no surprise to anyone who has noticed over the past six years that ... More >>

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Kkkcuf Amerikkka

    Jan. 4-Jan. 11

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2006


    During a May 2004 appearance on The Daily Show, Janeane Garofalo told Jon Stewart, "At this point, I think voting for Bush is a character flaw." Now news from Connecticut suggests she may have been more accurate than she knew. The New Haven Advocate reports: [Christopher] Lohse, a social work maste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Dad, Get Me Out of This

    One of the ironies of George W. Bush being the leader of the Republican party, traditionally (and whorishly) the party of business, is that in his pre-political days, Bush was a miserable failure as a business man. What saved him from the poorhouse was that when he would drive a business into the g ... More >>

  • Film

    November 2, 2006

    True Lies

    The rise of the bunkumentary

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Dead-End Presidents

    Crimes of the Oval Office

  • Columns

    August 31, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Aug. 23 - Aug. 29

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    One Year Later

    Usually when a regular columnist for one of the major news magazines begins to chew through the restraints of received ideas and government press releases, it is, to borrow a phrase from Samuel Johnson, "like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

    If you're one of those people who are worried that President Bush doesn't seem to have a plan for Iraq, worry no more.  He does have a plan, as he explained at a press conference this morning. We're not leaving so long as I'm the president. That would be a huge mistake. Just to be clear: that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2006

    Le Mot Juste

    From the UK newspaper The Independent: [UK Deputy Prime Minister] John Prescott has given vent to his private feelings about the Bush presidency, summing up George Bush's administration in a single word: crap. The whole story, Bush is crap, says Prescott, can be found here.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Dancing around a great problem at The Great Park

    The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Another good reason to be rich

    Sure, there are plenty of good reasons to be rich– don't have to worry about the rising cost of living; the greater likelihood of attracting a pneumatic mate (or at least being able to afford to surgically alter your mate into a more pneumatic state, until a newer, pneumatic-er model comes alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2006

    Putting the Right in Civil Rights

    Charlie Savage, the excellent Boston Globe reporter who broke the story of President Bush's governing-by-presidential-signing-statement trick, brings us more disturbing news. The Bush administration is quietly remaking the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, filling the permanent ranks with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    State Secret: Arnold's Big Night Out

    How desperate is Governor Schwarzenegger to avoid reminding people that he belongs to same political party as George W. Bush, let alone remind them that he was one of the featured speakers supporting Bush at the 2004 Republican Convention? Desperate enough to sneak across the country and into the Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2006

    Bordering on Nonsense

    For those of you sensible enough to avoid watching President Bush's twenty minute attempt to distract the public from his other problems and shore up his sinking poll numbers address on immigration last night, the relentlessly evenhanded Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly (by way of Irvine) has ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2006

    Why Do We Love WorldNetDaily?

    Because it is THE place to read shit like this... . . . [George W. Bush] lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic--it's just not going to work." Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    W's Finest Hour

    What did our one and only president, George W. Bush, tell the German weekly Bild am Sonntag was his "best moment of all" since he took office? For the answer, click here. Strange? Yes. Childish? You bet. Though to be fair to W, if you were president and the buck stopped with you for things like th ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 6, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    March 29 - April 4

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2006

    Ask not for whom the (Radio Shack) bell tolls

    President Bush, as he never tires of reminding us, considers protecting the American people to be his top priority. So, how's that working out? The New York Times gives us an idea: Mismanagement of a $1 billion technology contract by the Transportation Security Administration resulted in the expendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    The Incredible Bravery of Hugh Hewitt

    How brave is our boy Hugh Hewitt, the talk radio blatherer/lawyer/pundit/Nixon fetishist/blogger/moralizer/George W. Bush worshiper/professional Vermont boycotter? Brave enough to take the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism-- though the Bush administration may have changed the brand name by now) to the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2006

    Another Star Chamber Turn

    My colleague Alex Brant-Zawadzki is right about the potential of television for doing good– his pro-having-sex-with-George Clooney stance, I'll pass over in silence– but Edward R. Murrow is long dead, and TV nowadays seems to be mostly offering up "the evil of banality", to use Alex Cock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2006

    Hair of the Dog: Not just for hangovers or hot dogs anymore

    When it comes to the Bush administration, it's not so much that rules are made to be broken, it's that rules are made so laws can be broken. The administration issues rules on "interrogations" of "detainees" that violate international law and various treaty obligations. And rules on wiretapping that ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2006


    "To Answer Your Question About What to Do With the Dog Shit: EAT IT!"

  • Culture

    January 5, 2006

    The Children of Imperialismo

    Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti

  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    Don't Gloat Yet

    A bad year for Bush is bad for all of us

  • Columns

    December 1, 2005

    Diary of a Mad County

    Awwww hell. Angels owner Arte Moreno tells Bill Shaikin...

  • Columns

    November 10, 2005
  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Monster Mash

    Five hits from Hell

  • Unknown

    October 27, 2005

    Halloween 2015

    Everyone's a star! So here's your script!

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005
  • Columns

    September 15, 2005

    The City That Bush Forgot

    The president could hop from one corpse to another and think hes walking on water

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Letter From Mazatlan

    New Orleans shows were about a single disaster from the Third World

  • Columns

    September 1, 2005

    Stop the War

    I want to get off

  • Columns

    August 11, 2005
  • News

    July 21, 2005

    From Bad to Worse

    A Karl Rove timeline

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Wreck (of) a Nation

    A new board game lets everyone be president . . . until the money runs out

  • Columns

    January 27, 2005
  • Film

    January 27, 2005

    Living in Oblivion

    Reagan-era callousness sparked an indie-film renaissance. Will Bush II inspire another?

  • Columns

    January 20, 2005

    This Inauguration Doesnt Auger Well

    But Hugh Hewitt hews to the red state hues

  • Columns

    December 30, 2004

    Call Me Irresponsible

    Yes, Its Undeniably True

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