George W. Bush

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    March 22, 2013

    Michelle Shocked Does Not Hate Gay People, So Why Did She Say God Does? [Update: There Was Bad Information on the Internet! Surprise!]

    Update, 3/22: You can listen to audio from Michelle Shocked's rant below. So we have a great deal of information now -- her initial lunatic outburst, her highly measured response and the reaction of the masses. Judge for yourself. Update, 3/20: The Texas Observer has an open letter from Michelle S ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2012
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    June 27, 2012

    Jury Convicts Saudi Man Who Plotted to Blow Up Home of George W. Bush

    Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 22-year-old Saudi national and former Texas Tech student, was convicted in federal court today of plotting to acquire a weapon of mass destruction and blow up home of former President George W. Bush, among other targets. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    New York Times Celebrates Bush's Birthday With Piece About Why Perry Don't Like Him

    Via.​On a certain local man's 65th birthday, The New York Times wonders whether Dubya and Gov. RIck Perry's relationship will help or hurt the latter's more-n-likely run for the White House. After all, they're frienemies now -- have been for years, with Perry insisting since at least '07 that "Geo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Wednesday's Unverified Fact About Washington

    ​The 'Boys travel to the city sometimes visited by George W. Bush on Sunday evening. A final "fact" about the politically incorrect...Every year, Redskins owner Dan Snyder cheers for the Grinch to keep all the who hash and roast beast and "make Cindy Lou Who starve to death."**Source: None--he jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Get Motivated's Tamara Lowe Is Wearing Last Week's Criticism Like a "Badge of Honor"

    Peter and Tamara Lowe​Apparently, there was some miscommunication at the offices of A. Larry Ross Communications, the firm that handles publicity for Get Motivated Seminars, Inc. Last week, as you will recall, Ross's office sent out a press release announcing that Tamara Lowe, co-founder of Get Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Daily Show Gets Motivated With Dubya; The Rachel Maddow Show Visits The Lodge

    Megan, of course, attended George W. Bush's coming-out as a motivational speaker Monday at the Fort Worth Convention Center; we've also got the slide show to prove it. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart weighed in; the Star-Telegram's reporting on the Get Motivated! founders gets a brief shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    George W. Bush's Fancy Box

    As Tom Hicks is looking to sell his majority stake in the Texas Rangers, this item concerning tonight's invite-only doings at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington will no doubt prompt reckless speculation:The Rangers are renaming the owner's suite at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington after Presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    10 Questions: Former Presidents

    OK, OK--a gimmick for Inauguration day. Give us a break. The President gets a personal chef, state dinners and could probably walk out of any restaurant in the country without paying. Of course, there have been some notorious culinary moments: The competent Bush puking all over his Japanes ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    What No. 1 Songs Tell Us About Inaugurations

    History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Bush Ain't Coming Straight to Dallas. There's Some Kinda Party in Midland.

    During this morning's White House press briefing, press secretary Dana Perino laid out George Bush's plans for January 20, which don't involve heading directly to Dallas:President Bush will depart from Andrews Air Force Base and head to Midland, Texas, where he will participate in a welcome home eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Cynthia Dunbar, Meet Michael Piazza. Michael Piazza, Meet Cynthia Dunbar.

    I have been worried about why George W. Bush wants to move back to Dallas. What does it say about us that he feels welcome here? Obviously he has chosen an address that may be outside the Park Cities proper but is still solidly within "The Bubble."He will be living in what may well be the only plac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    "Turkeys Vote."

    As I mentioned earlier, Ed Bark has retreived from the Wayback Machine this Thanksgiving must-see, which comes courtesy some YouTuber named "turkeybowler," who rolled this strike back in June. As we're trying to hustle out most of next week's issue in advance of some holiday tomorrow, seems only fit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008
  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    W. Reminds Us of What We'd Rather Forget

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

  • News

    June 5, 2008


    Let's just say Bush gets charged with war crimes. Will Dallas be guilty by association with his library?

  • News

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    George, Mon Amour

    A Friend of Unfair Park shot us a link this morning to this video, featuring a woman named "Catherine" who claims she moved from France to Dallas because she loves George W. Bush. (She posted to the YouTubes under the moniker "georgemonamour.") And to prove it, she climbs a billboard -- for Cabela's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Beating Around the Bush Library at SMU

    Yesterday The Dallas Morning News ran a story about how some Methodists are so opposed to putting the George W. Bush Presidential Library and think tank on the SMU campus that they're trying to get the church to chuck its OK allowing the construction. Today, The Daily Campus follows up with a story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Hunt-ing Season

    Ray Hunt and the missus, who kinda know George and Laura Bush just a little, dig? Yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Kucinich demanded to know precisely how Dallas-based Hunt Oil Company got that deal to drill for oil in Iraq, which it signed a couple of weeks ago wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    George Bush Really Focused on Things That Matter -- Like, Oh, Michael Young, Maybe?

    This morning, the Washington Post goes inside the mind of George W. Bush -- and finds that it's a very cold and lonely place. Seems the man's not terribly interested in talking politics these days; he prefers spending his time with "authors, historians, philosophers and theologians" with whom he con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007

    Stickin' It to the Pope?

    Nine days ago there appeared in The Dallas Morning News a touching little feature about Roosevelt Wilkerson, who was once living on the streets of South Dallas but has recently achieved international renown with his hand-carved walking sticks made from Trinity River tree limbs. The occasion of that ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Woe Is They

    Conservatives need not apply

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2007
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    January 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Watching Chorizo Getting Made

    Criminal District Judge Manny Alvarez is a Republican. But he'd prefer it if you kept politics out it. Back in May, a non-partisan poll showed that two years after Bush won a historic 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, Republicans' stance on immigration was alienating Latinos at a rapid clip. Whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    Dubya: A Really Cool Dude

    UNT journalism professor Jim Mueller's new book deals with the days when Dubya was an owner of the Texas Rangers--ya 'member, the good ol' days. Jim Mueller, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas, recently found out how you wake up a classroom of 300 sleepy students: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006

    Bush's Books

    How the library could affect the ledger

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Camp Death

    Plus: Stink Pit

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Poke in the Eye

    Plus: Legal Warrior; Turncoats

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Vote No

    Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush

  • News

    August 12, 2004
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    September 4, 2003

    Life in the Slow Lane

    This Bush's summer home is a long way from Kennebunkport, but the folks in Crawford think that's fine

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Get on the Bus

    For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    February 22, 2001

    For God and Country

    For a South Oak Cliff church considered a model for mixing faith and government, the line between church and state is thin indeeda

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Dubya, We Knew You When...

    With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Cookie Monster

    Raisin stems and weary reporters

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    Prisoners of Love

    The InnerChange Freedom Initiative says it can rehabilitate Texas prison inmates through God--a conservative evangelical Christian God, to be more precise

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Oh, Never Mind

    The last word--give or take a billion--on the media's election-night mambo

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    No News is Good News

    Belo, streakers, and Bush

  • News

    October 12, 2000


    Lawyers, lawyers and more lawyers

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    The True Believer

    Say what you want about Marvin Olasky, the oddball UT professor and controversial architect of Bush's "compassionate conservatism." He practices what he preaches.

  • News

    August 10, 2000


    Cold embrace; No free ride; Love fest

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Battle for the barrio

    Dallas Hispanic Republicans fight historic allegiances -- and a few slashed tires

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    Flunking Out

    Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a tough lesson -- one the state should have known four years and $77 million ago.

  • News

    May 27, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Sonny boy so true

    A bill that would increase the fees for filing county records rises from the ashes

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground

  • News

    February 29, 1996
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