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12 minutes ago, Shadow said:

With the courage to make the hard choices no matter how unpopular they may be.

“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!”

That’s power . I’d do that with peas

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He voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act (he knew he was doing the wrong thing morally but it was right politically).

He allowed the Willie Horton ads to be unleashed in 1988.

So there were some seriously wrong turns in his career. 

But Politico has a nice summary of his whimsical writings which give an insight into Bush the human being. Flawed yes but apparently aware of his flaws. And surprisingly empathetic, romantic and honest.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-death-presidency-life-legacy-1037038

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22 minutes ago, M j M said:

He voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act (he knew he was doing the wrong thing morally but it was right politically).

He allowed the Willie Horton ads to be unleashed in 1988.

So there were some seriously wrong turns in his career. 

But Politico has a nice summary of his whimsical writings which give an insight into Bush the human being. Flawed yes but apparently aware of his flaws. And surprisingly empathetic, romantic and honest.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-death-presidency-life-legacy-1037038

Well, he certainly wasn't a saint. You don't get to be head of the CIA without a certain lack of scruples.

But I'd have him as president in heartbeat, ahead of that fellow Republican who is currently resident in the White House.

"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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7 hours ago, Futtocks said:

But I'd have him as president in heartbeat, ahead of that fellow Republican who is currently resident in the White House.

Similar amount of brain activity.

                                    "It started out in innocence, the way that most things do,
                                     a thousand people crammed in one place, but the only face was you"

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On 12/1/2018 at 10:27 PM, M j M said:

He voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act (he knew he was doing the wrong thing morally but it was right politically).

He allowed the Willie Horton ads to be unleashed in 1988.

So there were some seriously wrong turns in his career. 

But Politico has a nice summary of his whimsical writings which give an insight into Bush the human being. Flawed yes but apparently aware of his flaws. And surprisingly empathetic, romantic and honest.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-death-presidency-life-legacy-1037038

An interesting article.

Here's a piece about the loss of his three-year-old daughter to leukaemia, which is deeply moving and says something about what motivated him after that terrible event.

 

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3 minutes ago, Ullman said:

I'll always remember him for this:

 

he could have got him a helmet though as well, that advert would be banned today 

they come swinging round that corner, they think they're benny goodman

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18 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Most people will only know one song, but damn what a song!

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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1 hour ago, Futtocks said:

Did some roadie/security work for the Buzzcocks back in the day, totally nice guys all of them, spoke to Pete about three months ago 

Totally gutted ?

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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7 hours ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Most people will only know one song, but damn what a song!

If people only know one Buzzcocks song, they're missing out big time. Absolutely loads of total gems.

What Do I Get is one of my favourite singles by anyone. Love these guys, RIP Pete.

PS he was a Leyther too.

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6 hours ago, Johnoco said:

If people only know one Buzzcocks song, they're missing out big time. Absolutely loads of total gems.

A little note of pleasure about such grim news this morning was the Radio 3 news guy reading out a few of their song titles.

But stopping before he got to Orgasm Addict.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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