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Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by bIG bLOGGER on 14 January 2009 5:14pm
 
Peripatty:So can we assume he will live in this newly-purchased Town mansion in Dallas,and retain the Prairie Chapel Ranch,outside of Crawford,Texas?
I think Bush still loves his 1583-acre Ranch.It's fairly bIG,with 7 canyons, and 3 miles of river frontage alongside a creek,and plenty of wildlife abounding,so I imagine there's enough brush clearing there to be going on with.
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by MMMmmm... on 14 January 2009 8:40pm
 
Right thread!:

He's golfed an astonishing amount during his presidency, so I still think it will be a primary past-time.

Yes, the scariest and most dangerous simpletons are those who don't know or want to know - what simpletons they are.

Born into such wealth and privilege - he never had a life where he would really have experienced dire consequences by circumstance, or for his actions. He had ups and downs and scrapes, but that's about it.

Not a good leader does such circumstance make.
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by peripatetically on 14 January 2009 11:05pm
 
I can only guess he'll still keep his ranch. Why not? I just thought I'd mention the little bit that I heard.
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by MMMmmm... on 14 January 2009 11:15pm
 
I'm sure he'll keep his ranch (like you said)! I think they love it - but they want to be closer to more of a social and cultural life.
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by mrsthing on 16 January 2009 1:37am
 
John Cleese said that in any profession, 95% of the people don't know what they're doing, and of that 95%, 95% don't know that they don't know what they're doing.
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by bIG bLOGGER on 16 January 2009 2:49pm
 
mrsthing:if John Cleese is correct in his statement,then that's a very scary statistic!! I hope at least airline pilots are NOT included in that 95% figure,hopefully they are in the other 5% who DO know what they are doing..
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by mrsthing on 17 January 2009 2:22am
 
I'll have to find the actual quote. It was from a creativity conference he did in Belgium, with the deadest audience he's probably ever worked with.

Aha! Here's the URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEoRDVmsy-M

It's a bit long--10:37, and he sounds like he has a cold, but he has some interesting things to say.
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by mrsthing on 17 January 2009 3:10am
 
I got that quote hopelessly wrong. He said that most people who don't know what they're doing don't know that they don't know what they're doing.

Where I got 95% from is anybody's guess. Maybe it's time to have my brain meds adjusted...again... ;-)
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by bIG bLOGGER on 17 January 2009 2:32pm
 
Judy,I assume that 'most people' means about 75% of them...so you weren't so far out after all?..(it's still scary)
If they DID know that they don't know what they're doing,would they do anything about it??

(I say that with an ironic smile,and a delicious chuckle!) :))
 
Re: What wiull Dubbya do next? by mrsthing on 17 January 2009 4:18pm
 
I think that deep down, most people who don't know what they're doing KNOW that they don't know what they're doing, but keep faking as long as they can to keep their jobs. Executives can string this out for years; the lower down the ladder you go, the less time you have to get away with BSing the higher ups. At least, that's been my experience.

I worked at a place where my boss's boss used to sit in his immaculate office and read the Wall Street Journal. But he never turned the pages. I suspected he was either illiterate or just barely literate, because he was always asking me to read him stuff, saying, "I forgot my reading glasses" or "The type is too small". He "delegated" all of his work to my boss, who got all of the stress and criticism and none of the credit or salary. Once, we were asked by a charity to pick someone to send to "jail" (a publicity stunt) so that people would donate to the charity to bail him out. We picked Dick (his real name), and my boss said, "But what charge will we bring him up on?" and I blurted out, "Impersonating an executive!" My boss didn't usually allow ANY "insubordination" as she called it, but she had to laugh at that in spite of herself.

I heard a few years later that he was fired without any warning and escorted from his office by security. Hmmm....
 
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