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Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Karl Rove - The Architect or Turd Blossom ?

Karl Rove * President Bush * Iraq Casualties

Karl Rove exits center stage. That, however, does not mean that he will quietly settle down somewhere. We are going to hear of him in a new role......perhaps as adviser to one of the Republican presidential contenders. The nefarious, Machiavellian Rove served the president well by capitalizing on divisive issues and orchestrating dirty tricks. Some one like Milt Romney, who seems to like every bad thing that President Bush has done, would be happy to add Rove to his team.

As to the president's pet names for Rove, "Turd Blossom" is more appropriate by far than "the architect".

  • Turd Blossom, according to partisans of Karl Rove and George Bush, is a Texan term for a flower which grows from a pile of cow dung. The term has gained notoriety in the United States as reportedly this is one of President George W. Bush's terms of endearment for his former chief political advisor, Karl Rove. Bush is also reported to call Rove by the nickname ”Boy Genius.“
  • Few, if any, native Texans would recognize this definition of 'turd blossom.' 'Turd blossom' was used in 1960s Texas high school slang to describe the spreading smell of a fart, or the spreading stain of a loose bowel movement. Neither Rove nor George W. Bush attended high school in Texas, and they may have been unfamiliar with the original use of the word. 'Fart blossom' was a common variant. (Source: Wikipedia)

How many more, Mr. President? Thirtysix (36) American soldiers died in the first 13 days of August. Names confirmed by DOD listed below. Cumulative total 3694. Source: iCasualties.org

Travis S. Bachman, 30, Army National Guard Sergeant 1st Class, Aug 01, 2007
Cristian Rojas-Gallego, 24, Army Specialist, Aug 02, 2007
Eric D. Salinas, 25, Army Specialist, Aug 02, 2007
Fernando Santos, 29, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 02, 2007
Julian Ingles Rios, 52, Army National Guard Master Sergent, Aug 02, 2007
Cristian Vasquez, 20, Marine Lance Corporal, Aug 02, 2007
Jaron D. Holliday, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 04, 2007
Jason K. Lafleur, 28, Army Corporal, Aug 04, 2007
Braden J. Long, 19, Army Specialist, Aug 04, 2007
Matthew M. Murchison, 21, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 04, 2007
Dustin S. Wakeman, 25, Army Sergeant, Aug 04, 2007
Joey D. Link, 29, Air Force Technical Sergeant, Aug 05, 2007
Blackwell. Justin R., 27, Army Specialist, Aug 05, 2007
Jeremy S. Bohannon, 18, Army Private, Aug 05, 2007
Charles E. Leonard Jr., 29, Army Specialist, Aug 05, 2007
Juan M. Alcantara, 22, Army Corporal, Aug 06, 2007
Nicholas A. Gummersall, 23, Army Sergeant, Aug 06, 2007
Kareem R. Khan, 20, Army Specialist, Aug 06, 2007
Christopher T. Neiberger, 22, Army Specialist, Aug 06, 2007
Jacob M. Thompson, 26, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 06, 2007
Reynold Armand, 21, Marine Corporal, Aug 07, 2007
Jon E. Bonnell Jr., 22, Marine Sergeant, Aug 07, 2007
Donald M. Young, 0, Army Specialist, Aug 08, 2007
Joan J. Duran, 24, Army Staff Sergeant, Aug 10, 2007
William L. Edwards, 23, Army Private 1st Class, Aug 11, 2007
Justin Penrod, 24, Army Specialist, Aug 11, 2007



“I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so”
---Romain Rolland


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