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More Racism?

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago
    1. sassychic profile image59
      sassychicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well I say when I moved to my new home done here, people honestly were disgusted my teh fact that I was from the state I grew up in, tehy also were very racist and still are.

      I was kind of alarmed by this but you know I should have seen it coming. . . . .lol

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ????????????????????????????????????????????

    2. James Agbogun profile image75
      James Agbogunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Truth is that, there is no such thing as Racism.

  2. atil profile image59
    atilposted 7 years ago

    It looks like plenty of people are going out of there way to stir up an animosity between whites and blacks.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i don't sense racism against the President. i honestly think those people who are angry at him are angry about his policies, not because he is Black.

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      mikey9923posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i m on the fence with this one

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are thinking I wish more people would!

    3. andromida profile image75
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you.

  4. nicomp profile image60
    nicompposted 7 years ago

    No one peeped when Chavez called Bush the Devil in an address to the UN. I guess we hold liberals to a lower standard.

    1. Make  Money profile image72
      Make Moneyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well that wasn't racists nicomp.  It was almost true.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=binMjEiS8AY

      1. nicomp profile image60
        nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        As I said, liberals are held to a lower standard.

        1. Pr0metheus profile image61
          Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          1. nicomp profile image60
            nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Al Sharpton / Tawana Brawley - media continues to use him as a race hustler.

            Jesse Jackson / Numerous Extortions & extra-martital trysts - media continues to use him as a race hustler and moralist

            Ted Kennedy / Not enough space to list here - media holds him up as a saint.

            William Jefferson / 90K in freezer - media looked the other way during trial and sentencing

            yada yada yada.

            1. Pr0metheus profile image61
              Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol again

              1. nicomp profile image60
                nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I obviously have you at a loss for words.

                I must go now, for I have important things to accomplish for which people will pay me money and I am far too busy to spend any more time in this forum. g'night.

                1. Pr0metheus profile image61
                  Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  That argument is so ridiculous there's no point in responding.

        2. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Once again us and them huh? You seem hell bent on creating the deepest divide you can with your assessment of situations that could use a little thought.

          Do I think it was racist? No! But by you going into your typical tyrade about us and them you don't help.

          You just don't get it do you.  The greatest thing we can hand the politicians of this country is a divided electorate.  Then they have free will to do whatever the lobbyist want.  I can guarantee that the lobbyists are not duplicitous in their agendas.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            So we should come together under the Liberal agenda or the Conservative agenda? It is us vs them thats what you don't seem to get, Obama is not going to put forth policies that I want just ones you want.

            1. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              How do you know what I want?  You seem to think because I may have a few thoughts that seemingly are in line with Obama I am therefore a liberal and thus the enemy.  I don't feel constrained to think one way or the other based on the labels given me by someone.  You don't know how many times I agree with some of your views.

              What we have to do is get a REPRESENTATIVE government of the people and not BIG BUSINESS.  If you think your conservative buddies in congress represent you you are sadly mistaken my friend.

              Obama does not run us we run him.  If you vote against him and replace him based on his performance or failures you will get a lot farther than the us against them syndrome.  Doing it the way you are with division only strengthens them.

          2. dutchman1951 profile image59
            dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Rhamson, I am not liberal, but this is "Very" intelligent insight here, Bravo. Divided by race, we all loose. Representitive Goverment...not Race divisions.

            Jon

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              Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well said. If we don't buy into all this race-baiting, they can't go anywhere with it.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What does that have to do with this thread?

      1. nicomp profile image60
        nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        As usual, you get the most done with the least words. smile

        Liberals complaining about how they perceive their president being treated vs how they treated Bush.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why do you keep bringing up Bush? You have complained many times that Bush should not be brought into discussions because he is no longer president. Chavez is not a US citizen, so it is irrelevant.

        2. Pr0metheus profile image61
          Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          'Typical Liberal to' <something unrelated to being on the left side of the center>.   LOL again...

          Conservatives doing the same things to Obama that they condemned liberals for when bush was in office....

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        About as much as antelope have to do with political/social threads!

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image85
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          o...k... big_smile

  5. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    I detect racism on how it was described and I personally think it is ridiculous! People need to grow up if they are going to comment they should not portray him as the Joker with red lipstick to me it is racist and I am certainy not ashamed to say it all. smile

    1. atil profile image59
      atilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why?

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What do you mean you detect racism on how it was described? Do you mean the story was racist?

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        Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like the feeling is that portraying the Prez as the Joker was racist.  Not sure how that plays out, unless the viewpoint is that the Joker's extreme makeup is somehow a version of the old blackface makeup (only in reverse).

        Seems more like being portrayed as the Joker would be an insult to his sanity rather than his race, though--since the Joker was all crazy and a yard wide.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not following the Joker and the race part at all, be a real stretch to go with the white face angle.

          Playing the race card is not a winning strategy for the Democrats I have no idea why they think it will work.

          Its there sandbox let em play!

      2. AEvans profile image71
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why would I think the story itself was racist?

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          How am I supposed to know, thats why I asked.

          1. AEvans profile image71
            AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The banner, unfurled within the past few days, depicts Obama as Heath Ledger's grotesque Joker character from "The Dark Knight." The president is shown with smeared red lipstick, a white face and darkened eyes. The word "socialism" is spelled out below the caricature.

            The story is not racist it was the banner that I percieved to be a racial remark they could have used any other character, interesting how they used the joker, would they have used the same character on Bush? I don't think so but as you know it is only my opinion and I believe there were sublimal racial thoughts when they used the joker. smile

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              They did use the same character on Bush!

              1. AEvans profile image71
                AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                When? So what is your exact perception on this matter since you reside in the state of Texas? So you are believing that seemingly since they used it on Bush it is o.k. to use it on Obama? They couldn't think of any other character to use?

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I have the picture of Bush as the joker I just don't know how to load it into the forum post. What does me living in Texas have to do with anything? And yes they used it on Bush so you can use it for Obama! He is the President isn't he? Or is he the Black President?

                  1. AEvans profile image71
                    AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Last time I checked he was the President and you living in Texas honestly doesn't have anything to do with it, one would think they would be a little more creative and not use the same character twice. smile

    3. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What 'race' issue is invoked by the are-you-freaking-kidding-me JOKER?

      1. AEvans profile image71
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you going to start picking to? The president is shown with smeared red lipstick, a white face and darkened eyes. The word "socialism" is spelled out below the caricature.
        my goodness I am entitled to my opinion I am not trying to debate someone on there own perception. smeared lipstick, white face and darkened eyes? I personally do not care for that perception it reminded me of something right out of the 30's. I pictured the racial undertones didn't you? What is your perception? My opinion is my own ,A Texan asked,"More Racism?"  I was not going to defend one white man who was a part of my own race for his lack of taste when portraying the President. How would a white man feel if a black man held up a sign portraying there white leader was a Nazi? Our entire white race would want to lynch him wouldn't they?

        1. tksensei profile image59
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          So...What 'race' issue is invoked by the are-you-freaking-kidding-me JOKER? THE JOKER?

          1. AEvans profile image71
            AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            look at the Joker and you tell me lolollo big_smile

            1. tksensei profile image59
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Your imagination has mixed with your political bias to create an unfortunate distortion.

              1. AEvans profile image71
                AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Should I go to sleep now? Maybe it is the Pinot Grigio I know I didn't distort and had a little fun. (((Big Hugs)) **smack** big_smile

                1. tksensei profile image59
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Hey, as long as you're enjoying yourself.

                  1. AEvans profile image71
                    AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    It isn't everyday that I can have a glass of wine and tonight I was able to relax and decompress I was celebrating my husband going into remission from cancer and it certainly feels good. smile

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I am not picking I was just confused as to what you thought was racist. If it is your opinion that it is thats ok, I am just trying to understand how its racist. You said that Bush was not portrayed this way when in fact he was, I think its more of a "something ain't right with you" thing. If anybody can tell me how to post an image here I would appreciate it.

        3. tksensei profile image59
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, you mean like EVERY DAY FOR EIGHT YEARS WHILE BUSH WAS PRESIDENT?


          Are you kidding me?

        4. pageantgirl31413 profile image87
          pageantgirl31413posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I wouldn't. If the president was acting as such then a black man or white man has the right to hold up the sign.

  6. comp3820 profile image80
    comp3820posted 7 years ago

    I don't know... I don't think its right whoever did it, but I do remember Rush Limbaugh talking about the person who paraded in a conservative rally with an "obama/nazi" sign, and then went inside the nearby building and began to hand out literature for the Senator whose office was there... the democrat Senator.
    Like I said, I think its wrong, but I wonder how much of this is fueled by the left's desire to take away the attention from the real arguments against Obama's policy.

  7. Pr0metheus profile image61
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    "George Bush hates black people." -Kanye West

    1. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "Please hand me my award." -Taylor Swift

      1. Pr0metheus profile image61
        Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        "Im happy fore u im let u finish!  BUT BEYONCE HAD THE BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF ALL TIME!"

  8. Pr0metheus profile image61
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    P.S. Watch the video of him loosing the European VMAs to Justice and Symian.  The look on his face is fucking hilarious!

  9. thranax profile image58
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    =o

    ~thranax~

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Another amazing and utterly, utterly brilliant thread.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It was and then...

    2. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lita, I appreciate that you didn't delete my comment on your Cloud Hub, however...you still have a broken link.

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        Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why would I delete it? 

        I really am NOT into the us vs. them thing.  That's really in some others' heads.  I take no insult simply because others have different views.  I just dislike nastiness.

        And Hubpage tools don't indicate a broken link.  Hmmm.  smile

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    SOMEBODY TELL ME HOW TO LOAD A PICTURE!!!!!!

    Thank you

    1. LiamBean profile image88
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Texan. Is this it?

      http://www.infowars.com/images/bushjoker_shirt_high.jpg

      1. dutchman1951 profile image59
        dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is scary! whoooah

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thats a freak-show!

    2. Make  Money profile image72
      Make Moneyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No big_smile

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    This is the only way I could figure out how to do it. Look at Profile picture

  13. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    That is so racist! (I...guess...somehow...)

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is isn't it (somehow)

      Think I'll keep it

      1. AEvans profile image71
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Looks like George Bush to me! lolololo o.k. o.k so I was being a little naughty last night have a great day! big_smile

  14. Cranoo profile image61
    Cranooposted 7 years ago

    Do ya know what? Us whites are getting SICK and TIRED of this crap. You're actually going to turn people racist with your whinging all the time!

    You've been well paid back for your slavery would you rather be in Africa in the middle of a famine or in NewYork weighing 20 stone?

    Sorry, just had to vent! (I'm not racist!)

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Um not much of choice there ,sorry ,but I understand where ya coming from.

      No actually I dont.

      Racism seems to be blamed for alot of things, could it be that it is still significant enough of an issue in many peoples hearts , hence its surfacing here n there ...just my opinion.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Could it be that some people have a vested interest in seeing that racism never goes away or at least never strays very far from the limelight?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is one of the silliest comments I have heard.

      1. dutchman1951 profile image59
        dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with Un-Inviter Writer, this is silly.

        Jon

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I wouldn't say it was silly. He was expressing his annoyance at the idea that just because he's white that means he's racist. And the reaction to one group constantly insisting that it is so engenders anger with that group. Not racism, perhaps, but I can see the anger that might follow.

          1. dutchman1951 profile image59
            dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            it is silly. we are being baited. Yes I am white, and yes we all can say we are tierd, but so are Black folks, so why get into it, fall into the trap. It is silly.

            If we all get togeather Black and white and pass it by then the person tying it has no power. If we sucumb to it, then they get to give it the attention it does not deserve.

            It is time to look at each other with out describing a color first! Its silly to let yourself get trapped, is what I mean.

            Do not see the color first, see the person!

            Just say Woman or man,, not black woman or white woman, just woman, or not just Black  man or white man, just say man! thats all that is necessary.

            Lets all pay attention to Representitive Goverment for all of us, before we all wake up in a mess. its not races, its real People.

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              Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You missed the point. It is necessary to tell someone calling you a racist to shut up sometimes because the accusation is false. Those false accusers keep the pot stirred up.

              1. dutchman1951 profile image59
                dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Why do you have to attack? is it ego? You just have to prove an idiot is an idiot?

                It Makes no sense, You rail against the wind like that and wear yourself out, just waste your energy against the stupidity of the person calling out the name.

                Think first, if that person has no indians they can't be chief!

                Explain you wll not be baited into ignorance like this, if they have nothing to offer, then please drop the race card, it is a bankrupt card! Then be done posting in thier thread. Dead white space on a blog hurts! Think! Unite togeather cary the strength of many.

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                  Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It was not my intention to attack you and I'm sorry you took it that way. But I do think that you missed the point the original poster was trying to express - hence, my attempt at explanation. I believe we agree in the main and your above points are well taken.

                  I do still believe that it is necessary to not let those off the hook who attempt to spread lies.

                  1. dutchman1951 profile image59
                    dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I do not think that you are attacking me at all, I meant why attack those people, yes it would be nice to shut them down, but just railing against the voice gives them purpose to keep it up. If others see they are playing the card, ban togeather and ignore the Hub! Use power and affective strength, win it out right. Like that is what I meant. See if their hubs stay empty, and the questions stay un-answerd, then.... they are sensord by comon opinion, and man that hurts! No need to loose your energy over a looser!

                    You keep writing, there was no attack at all, your fine

                    Jon

          2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't get that. When someone calls someone else racist I don't assume that they think all white people are racist. People cannot make you be anything you don't want to be.

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You get his point, I know you do.

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                Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Ditto

              2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
                Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I get his point but I disagree. I don't like the way he said it...speaking for all white people (us whites) ...no one can speak for an entire race...

                And we all agree, and I have said it many times. That most people who criticize Obama are not racist.

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                  A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    You don't like the way he said it? Ok, it is how he chose to present it, does that change the meaning?

                2. livelonger profile image90
                  livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  There are more Republicans complaining about liberals crying racism than there are liberals crying racism.

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    See, it ain't a working strategy! Try some other BS to get bills passed!

                  2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
                    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Exactly

    3. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't overdo it.

      1. James Agbogun profile image75
        James Agbogunposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You should know that there are Africans in Africa who only see famine on TV.

  15. rhamson profile image76
    rhamsonposted 7 years ago

    By the way A Texan, good post and the article was well written.  The funny thing about racism in this country is that non racists see nothing as racicist while racists see everything as racist.

  16. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    It is both
    Some never wanted a Black anything, let alone President
    And some never wanted a Democrat ,simple as that really.

    The ones who dont like his policies , their voices are drowned out but the other two groups IMO.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are absolutely correct and HONEST!!

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/3966524726_dcde9cb548_o.jpg 

    1. jiberish profile image78
      jiberishposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's a smorgasbord!

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image85
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Just goes to prove that there are idiots on all sides...

  19. livelonger profile image90
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    I don't think racism is the biggest problem with the Right these days. It is still a big problem with the former Dixiecrats in the Deep South and Appalachia (and to ignore that is really stupid).

    The problem of hyperpartisanship, fanned by Fox News and drawing its source in a bunch of insecurity, is making a large segment of Republicans hate Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats "just because." It's not a matter of the Dems' policies, because most of what the "conservatives" are whining about today were very much true during the Bush era, and they were silent then. I think a lot of them are very much deliberately uninformed, but 100% sure of their positions because they don't believe thinking things through and getting all the facts matter (maybe this is related to religious dogma, another problem that plagues the Right these days).

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, thats it! (crickets)

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well said.

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Uninvited Writer - what was that you said about speaking for all?

      1. livelonger profile image90
        livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I pointed out some facts and drew my own conclusions about a group which I am not a member of (a behavioral/ideological group, not one you're born into).

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image85
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't realize that republicans and democrats are different races.

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          Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          livelonger's post generalizes about repubs and dems, albeit his own opinion. Why is it ok for him to do so, about any group or groups, and not Cranoo?

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    Wow - that's frightening mad

    (the image above)

    1. LiamBean profile image88
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, it is.

      I remember all the "nazi" allusions, but that one takes the cake. And ATexan's avatar doesn't even look like Bush.

      I've been meaning to ask who it is...glad I didn't.

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Take a look at the image on page 4 of this thread. Tex's avatar is too small to make the point - until you know what it is smile

        1. LiamBean profile image88
          LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, I can see ATexan's avatar better than all the images on page four. Still doesn't look like Bush to me...except maybe the nose.

          The funniest, and I mean funny because it was SO OFF, was of G.W. wearing a tea-cozy on his head and that white beard.

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Call me Tex, its much easier!

            1. LiamBean profile image88
              LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You've got it!

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thankyathankyaverymuch! "Elvis!"

 
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