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Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America
by Molly Ivins, Lou Dubose | Nonfiction
Registered by erishkigal of Salt Lake City, Utah USA on 10/13/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by erishkigal from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, October 13, 2011

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I sooooooooooo miss Molly Ivins.....

Amazon Editorial Review

" A simultaneously rollicking and sobering indictment of the policies of President George W. Bush, Bushwhacked chronicles the destructive impact of the Bush administration on the very people who put him in the White House in the first place. Here are the ties that connected Bush to Enron, yes, but here, too, is the story of the woman who walks six miles to the unemployment office daily, wondering what happened to the economic security Bush promised. Here are reports on failed nation-building missions in Kabul and Baghdad. Here, too, the story of a rancher who has fallen prey to a Bush-Cheney interior department that is perhaps a wee bit too cozy with the oil industry. Bushwhacked is highly original and entirely thought-provoking—essential reading for anyone living in George W. Bush's America."

And if you think from that last line the book is outdated, au contraire, next reader. This book will go a long way toward explaining how we got where we are today.....which is suffering more than ever under GW's America! 


Journal Entry 2 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, October 13, 2011

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just gotta include a few of my favorite Molly Ivins quotes:

•Politics is not a picture on a wall or a television sitcom that you can decide you don't much care for.

• It's like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong.

• I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.

• The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.

• You can't ignore politics, no matter how much you'd like to.  


Journal Entry 3 by erishkigal at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, October 13, 2011

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'Nuff said. 


Journal Entry 4 by erishkigal at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Friday, October 21, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (10/21/2011 UTC) at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City, Utah USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

on the outskirts of the OccupySaltLake encampment.


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