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Bush talk in Calgary

George W.’s first speaking engagement since leaving office to be in Cowtown


 

The Dallas Morning News reports the invitations are already in the mail: A chance to hear George W. Bush “share his thoughts on his eight momentous years in the Oval Office,” live, in Calgary, on March 17. The event is not open to the public and is so far away from the Washington nerve centre, or any other U.S. hub, that it screams dry run. Welcome to the lucrative world of the speaker’s circuit, Mr. President.

The Dallas Morning News


 
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Bush talk in Calgary

  1. I understand that this is a dry rehearsal but given all he was involved in I cannot believe that anyone would pay to hear his views. Especially now that his country recently approved the spending of hundreds of billions of dollars in economic stimulus. Count me out.

  2. Well, nice to see the West doing a good PR job dispelling the stereotype of them as ignorant hillbillies who lucked out and hit the lotto. Bring in Stephen Hawkings or somone like that….na, let’s get a real smart guy…”Doublya”

  3. It’s shoe-time!

  4. The event is not open to the public and is so far away from the Washington nerve centre

    Far away from any nerve centre.

  5. Former President Bush is welcome in Calgary. We, here in this fair city, believe in the defense of personal freedom and welcome hearing about his experiences in bringing freedom to others in defence of Democracy worldwide. This President will be written in history as one who stood up for what he believed in, never lied to his public and one who will leave a legacy in democratic triumph.

    • Yup. Most smartest city in Canada, alright.

    • Speak for yourself Lance. I live in Calgary and you sound delusional. You thoughts DO NOT represent this city. As conseervative as some people are, they still hate bush WAAAAAAAAAAY more than they like him here.

  6. Hey, Bush will be speaking in Calgary, the most cultured and intelligent big city in Canada (take that Vancouver-Toronto-Montreal!).

    ‘Well, nice to see the West doing a good PR job dispelling the stereotype of them as ignorant hillbillies who lucked out and hit the lotto. Bring in Stephen Hawkings or somone like that….na, let’s get a real smart guy…”Doublya” ‘

    Ignorant hillbillies? There’s that typical Eastern jealousy I’ve heard so much about.

    “Far away from any nerve centre.”

    Seriously guys…need a job? Go West, my sons. Go West.

    • Lance Nielson I am a little taken about by what your saying. Freedom and democracy brought by foreigners who kill a million of your people and give money to both militia’s that routinely kill people in your neighborhood does not seem like an honorable thing to me.

      I love freedom and liberty too but i think its an outdated and just ineffective policy to go around the world telling other people what they should have and forcing it on them. Try that in your daily life and see how people will react to you, it will be negative just like how people view George Bush. Liberty is something that has to be earned by the people within a country or else it will not be legitimate.

      People from the East that are disrespecting the West should realize that they are simply feeding the boneheads in alberta with ammunition. These people will say anything if it seems like a contrary position to ones held by our liberal friends out east. Look at Nielson, hes actually defending George “bomb them until they love us” Bush!
      STOP THE LUNACY!
      -first year poli sci student

      • First year – enjoying the Left wing tripe your being fed at your University. I judge a countries freedoms by how many people get to eat and how many survive without internal killing. To that measure the WEstern world is the most successful. Measure Canada and the US against Cuba, North Korea or Iraq under Saddam and you will find our birth survival rates, life spans and virtually all measures of human survival higher. Where is argument that totalitarian states should be given a pass. Are you the same one who supports Hamas or the Serbs whiel they perform ethnic cleansing? Oh I am sorry – but you decry Bush for stopping Saddams ethnic cleansing of the Kurds et al. My friends from Iraq only wish Bush would have sent more troops. Do you recall the samshing of shoes on his statue as it was pulled down by American troops. Ah – but wait – many years later the Left press has rewritten the war and now they trhow their shoes at Bush now. For what – for denying power to the Fundamentalists who so crave their next beheading they can’t wait to get their hands on a Polish engineer. I wonder i they showed that on your favorite station – Al Jazeera. Ho wnice they publicize the slaughter. While Americans are freeing the world from their damned dictators we in this country suck on dribble from our lefty professors that says we shoudl support their “way of life” – tell that to someone in Iraq who had their family gassed! Tell an Israeli they should allow thier sitizens to be bombed because it is the Hamas way of life.

        Good luck in your studies. Perhaps a little time spend learning about the Dictatorial regimes and human slaughtering that has been accomplished in the name of religous control may help you. I somehow doubt you will learn about the success of the West from your sniffling professors mind you but good luck.

        • I admit I may not be the best example of online decorum, especially when the wingnut trolls are unleashing themselves.

          But this is just cut-and-paste Rush Limbaugh-inspired drooling hatred. If you want to post on a Canadian blog, please leave this American religious-right drivel somewhere else.

          Might I recommend some of Harper’s benzodiazepines?

    • Lame

      • Would you call it lame if they were organising a protest against Al Gore? Probably not.

        • The guy has no potential impact on future US/World policy. If some people want to hear him speak, let him earn a LVING, it’s a free country, last I checked.

          Gore? What’s to protest? Yes, lame as well. He’s not a public figure also. Let him speak. Don’t like what he says? Counter his arguments. It’s quite simple, really.

          You seem to be looking for a fight, Ti-Guy. Quit trying so hard, if that is the case. Go for a run or something equivalent you enjoy.

          • You’re partially, right – GWB will not be influencing the world stage nearly as much as he did as the US president. But that’s not what the protest is about – it’s about holding people accountable for their actions. Local media needs to see that there are people who have not forgotten past actions that resulted in many needless deaths, which will in turn raise the issue in the mind of the public.

          • Well, I haven’t checked the polls lately, but I think Bush was in the low 30’s in the US (Chaney in the low teens) so I think the US people have “got it”, quite on their own. Don’t know what a protest in Calgary may accomplish- so you may move his numbers lower locally, SO WHAT?

            If it makes you feel good, still lame.

          • If some people want to hear him speak, let him earn a LVING, it’s a free country, last I checked.

            Despite Dubya, you forgot to add, with his illegal surveillance, his rendition policy, the torture, the propaganda his administration fed to Americans through the US media, the scandals, the theft, the lying and the hundreds of thousands of dead people he left in his wake.

            You seem to be looking for a fight, Ti-Guy

            No I’m not. I’m just highlighting your vacuous condemnation of people using their freedom to protest the appearance of war criminal. Now that’s lame.

  7. No I’m not. I’m just highlighting your vacuous condemnation of people using their freedom to protest the appearance of war criminal.

    High school president, blog commenter, and now prosecution, judge and jury.

    I needn’t say more.

    • Lame.

  8. Dot – as charming as it is that you believe murderers should be allowed to walk off scott-free – in the end you come across as quite silly
    It IS entirely possible that GWB could be arrested.
    It’s called the Rule of Law. and it often works.
    And just because you seem all horned up all the time for the entrenched establishment – that doesn’t mean they will always be at the top of the food chain.
    Watch out where you hitch your wagon to sweetie

  9. … his first Speaking Engagement . . . HERE IN RED-NECK ALBERTA!!!
    what a Treat!!! ($150,000.00 For His Chat!!!) …. who in hell are the Morons
    that have bought tickets????
    BTW . . . As A Convicted Felon . . . WILL CUSTOMS DO THEIR JOB and
    TURN HIM BACK AT THE BORDER???
    (is He not now a “Private Citizen???)

  10. Will I be put on some CSIS watch list for suggesting that someone bean him with a shoe?

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