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josh
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posted 24 September 2002 03:19 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To the picture in the link below.

http://www.dailykos.com/archives/000291.html#000291

"Is our children learning?"


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Briguy
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posted 24 September 2002 03:33 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I'm the president of the United States, missy. I think I know how to hold a picture book. Now hold it like this or get ready for a trip to Cuba."
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skdadl
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posted 24 September 2002 03:38 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, you guys, thank you -- this isn't my caption; I'll try to come back with one -- but I am not gonna stop laughing all day. Look at the expression on his face ...
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Flowers By Irene
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posted 24 September 2002 04:52 PM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In what would become known as a great day in science, the President of the USA finds a low cost cure for dyslexia.
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Black Dog
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posted 24 September 2002 05:01 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Miss Hoover, my book looks funny."
"Now,George..Suzy, show Georgie how to hold his book."

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dee
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posted 24 September 2002 05:50 PM      Profile for dee     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"She hasn't figured it out yet, but when you read it this way it says 'Bin Laden is dead'."
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Arch Stanton
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posted 24 September 2002 06:04 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Now look here, missy. If'n ya read the book backwards it says "Jesse Jackson is Satan."
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skdadl
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posted 24 September 2002 06:06 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A dee sighting! A dee sighting!


"Are you sure it's spelled that way? Dan Quayle says it needs an e. p-o-t-a-t-o-e. OK?"


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ronb
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posted 24 September 2002 06:22 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Gee, in my book it says all them injuns was grateful for us teaching 'em all how to be civilized."
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'lance
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posted 24 September 2002 08:05 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Whaddya mean, I can't read it this way? Pictures is pictures, ain't they?"
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meades
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posted 24 September 2002 08:37 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Well jeeze, this writing's all squiggly. And the kid can read it?!! Christ, I bet she's wonna them..."
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DrConway
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posted 24 September 2002 10:12 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"How come she's reading so good? Ah cain't figger it out!"
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clockwork
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posted 24 September 2002 10:29 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I thought they only did that with the Canadian flag."

"I didn't know Nagasaki was the start of WWII."

"Why do I feel like I'm in a Cabinet meeting right now?"


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josh
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posted 24 September 2002 10:58 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Forget this stupid book. What are you doing after school?"
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Flowers By Irene
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posted 24 September 2002 11:31 PM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"See that guy dressed all in black with that thingy in his ear over there? He's Secret Service. Call him over here. I think this book is written in Arabic. It could be a clue 'bout dem terrorists..."
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josh
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posted 25 September 2002 07:50 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Is this how the Hebrews read?"
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janew
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posted 25 September 2002 08:11 AM      Profile for janew     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Ah...now she's on the right track....I love teaching children"


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Briguy
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posted 25 September 2002 08:13 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
teehee! I didn't realise the kid had the book upside-down. I was too focused on chimpy-boy.
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janew
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posted 25 September 2002 08:19 AM      Profile for janew     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oops...sorry to confuse.
The original that the captions refer to is

The other is just my take on it :-)


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Arch Stanton
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posted 25 September 2002 12:08 PM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"See, it looks like a hospital this way, but turn it around and you've got a weapons factory."
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Pat
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posted 25 September 2002 01:47 PM      Profile for Pat   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I was a "D" student and look where it got me."
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Briguy
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posted 25 September 2002 01:52 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"See, the crease funnels powder much better if you hold it this way. Donnie, where'd I put my straw?"
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flotsom
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posted 25 September 2002 01:55 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Have a seat Juanita."

"Four legs good, two legs bad."


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flotsom
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posted 25 September 2002 01:59 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Some of our Blacklodge brothers are even publishers and printers. They imbed any new messages from our Lizard King in these 'pitchers' but ya gotta turn 'em upside right to see 'em."
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josh
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posted 27 September 2002 02:00 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Was it all an urban legend?:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/bushbook.htm

Who cares? "When the legend becomes fact . . . "


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'lance
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posted 27 September 2002 02:03 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Damn snopeses spoil more good stories... It's still funny, though. Not a bad prank at all.
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clockwork
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posted 27 September 2002 02:05 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't let facts get in the way of this one. The picture is still funny as hell.
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quelar
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posted 27 September 2002 03:22 PM      Profile for quelar     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny aside, it's believable, that's what the best part about it is.

[ September 27, 2002: Message edited by: quelar ]


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Sisyphus
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posted 27 September 2002 03:29 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
In what would become known as a great day in science, the President of the USA finds a low cost cure for dyslexia.

This one's great, FBI!!! I just wanted to see it again !


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Ed Weatherbee
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posted 27 September 2002 03:51 PM      Profile for Ed Weatherbee        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Terrible, if the truth ever interfered with self-righteous smugness of a lot of the posters here.
The same lot that would be screaming to high heaven about the Bush adminsitration spin doctoring the news.
I'm reallly glad that none of you or your children have ever had any learning disability problems like dyslexia. You wouldn't be so quick to make fun of people with such problems.

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WingNut
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posted 27 September 2002 03:56 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ed, take a rest.

The posters here, unlike the president, are mostly educated and have no capability to wage war.
As well, primetime TV derives much more fun from dylexia then has anyone here.


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Briguy
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posted 27 September 2002 03:59 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Terrible, if the truth ever interfered with self-righteous smugness of a lot of the posters here.

I think Ed's trying to be ironic.


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Sisyphus
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posted 27 September 2002 04:11 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gee, I don't think I could be happy if I let the truth interfere with my self righteous smugness . I am glad, however, that President Bush has people around to protect his wittle self fwom mean old babbwers .
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clockwork
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posted 27 September 2002 04:13 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You never heard of joke, Ed? Don't you ever laugh? Never seen a doctored picture? Never laughed at a false but funny lawyer joke (sorry jeff h.)?

Just because you don't let us in on what you consider funny is no reason to rain on our parade.

And so Bush might have a disability (I believe he has denied this). Big whoop. Does that mean he's some sort of God? A friend of mine has dyslexia. The jackass got unlimited time to write his exams, still flunked university, now works at IBM and even managed to fire his boss. IBM then told him to go back to university on the company dime. I'm almost envious.

If Bush is dyslexic, you gotta realize he is still one of the most powerful men in the free world.

I fail to see why you should be so righteous on this one.


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'lance
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posted 27 September 2002 04:17 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
If Bush is dyslexic, you gotta realize he is still one of the most powerful men in the free world.

What concerns me is not the possibility that he's dyslexic. It's that he seems to read maybe one book per year.


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paxamillion
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posted 27 September 2002 04:22 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I'm reallly glad that none of you or your children have ever had any learning disability problems like dyslexia. You wouldn't be so quick to make fun of people with such problems.

I don't think Ed is simply trying to be righteous. Ed, do you or one of your children have a learning disability? If so, I can appreciate the challenges. One of my favourite work colleagues and one of my best friends have strugged with dyslexia and I've seen how tough it has been for them. Having struggled with depression from time to time myself, I have found it most disconcerting that my brain isn't working the way it needs to be, and that I have so little direct influence over it.

I honestly doubt that anyone here was trying to make light of dyslexia or similar challenges. Ed, I'm truly sorry about our hitting a nerve with you. I believe this was clearly intended at taking a poke at Mr. Bush alone.


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Flowers By Irene
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posted 27 September 2002 06:07 PM      Profile for Flowers By Irene     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The 'dyslexic' caption was actually my girlfriend's idea - she is dyslexic, and makes fun of it all the time. She even has a t shirt that says 'Dyslexic not am I'
She had a really hard time all throughout her school years, and she says that her sense of humour about herself is the only thing that pulled her through some of those times.

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Ed Weatherbee
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posted 28 September 2002 12:33 AM      Profile for Ed Weatherbee        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I actually do have some form of dyslexia- word and number transposition in reading and writing, motor skill problems. If it hadn't been for my mother , a teacher, spending a lot of time teaching me to read between six and ten, I probably would never have learned to read. Lots of problems with simple tasks like learning to tie shoes which I wasn't able to do on my own until I was ten years old. It certainly affects people during their whole lifetime. Some of my contemporaries' problems like alcohol and drug abuse had some linkage Plus, the whole attitude in the 1960's,when I grew up, that dyslexia was either 'laziness" or "badness".
Actuallly, I think Bush Jr. has a pretty major case of it. I read some article where his mother was using flash cards with him when he was 12 and 13 in order to help him with word recognition skills.

[ September 28, 2002: Message edited by: Ed Weatherbee ]


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Arch Stanton
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posted 28 September 2002 04:31 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Origins: We don't yet know the provenance of this photo, such as where and when it was taken. It's a funny picture, but even if were
real, it would still be just a funny picture. If it weren't a manipulated image, it could have come about because an aide handed the book to President Bush for a quick schoolroom photo opportunity,
the President didn't immediately notice it was upside-down because he was looking at the student to his right, and a photographer managed to snap a
picture before the error was corrected. It might also be possible (but hard to determine from this image) that the books President Bush and the student were holding had removable dust jacket-type covers, but the cover of the President's copy had been put on backwards, so it looked as if he were holding the book upside-down even though he really wasn't.

So, why the prevarication? Is the image doctored or is the photo the result of all these "ifs?"

Where's that crack South African news team that broke the Britney Spears story? They'll get to the bottom of this.


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Ed Weatherbee
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posted 04 October 2002 12:39 PM      Profile for Ed Weatherbee        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The original photo of Bush was taken in 2000 in Texas.
Original at updated

http://www.snopes.com/photos/bushbook.htm

and

http://www.rickperry.org/public/FullPic.cfm?PID=116

and here's the photo that explains it all

http://www.coldfury.com/archives/000455.php#000455


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Michelle
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posted 04 October 2002 12:46 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That last link was the best! Thanks, Ed, that was funny!
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