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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains His Problematic George W. Bush Misquote

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about some questionable statements Neil deGrasse Tyson makes in his presentations.One of them in particular invoked something President George W. Bush supposedly said after 9/11 (beginning at 1:35):

A Time Traveler Tries to Prevent the Iraq War

A Time Traveler Tries to Prevent the... A time traveler goes back to warn George W. Bush not to start the Iraq War. Submitted by: Melinda Taub Regular Keywords: George W. Bush Iraq War Syria time travel ISIS 9-11 911 september 11th iraq middle east president bush bush cheney dick cheney quagmire Views: 35

Neil deGrasse Tyson (Sort of) Admits to Misquoting George W. Bush and Agrees to (Someday) Apologize for It

After first denying the charge, famed scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson admitted, in a way, that he misquoted former President George W. Bush and will apologize for the mistake at some point in the future.

North Carolina judge: 'Why does the state of North Carolina not want people to vote?'

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

North Carolina's sweeping voter suppression law, passed in August 2013, may or may not be in effect for the 2014 election. Last month, a federal judge—a George W. Bush appointee—ruled that the law would be in effect in November, but an appeal of that decision to the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit could prevent that. Show More Summary

Ups and downs

UP: Prospects for an Iranian nuclear “sneak out” DOWN: The usefulness of inspections in a closed society UP: Jeb Bush buzz DOWN: People who really know what Jeb Bush will do. UP: Similarity of Obama rhetoric to George W. Bush’s rhetoric DOWN: Chance Obama will show the same determination Bush did UP: Dan Sullivan’s lead […]

America has taken the Islamic State’s bait

It may be hard to believe, but in the end Obama may end up looking even dumber than George W. Bush, the fool who opened this whole Pandora’s box in the first place. The Islamic State, more than war, is engaged in political theater, whose primary audience is not the West, but rather the [...]

CNN’s L.Z. Granderson Literally Can’t Believe Ken Cuccinelli’s Claim About George Bush

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

A State of the Union discussion of whether President Barack Obama had morphed into former President George W. Bush pulled to the side of the road Sunday when former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli -- on to discuss foreign policy...Show More Summary

Fmr. Bush Strategist: ‘Abysmal’ We Keep Going to War Without Declaring It

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

Former George W Bush campaign director Matthew Dowd said on This Week Sunday morn that it was "abysmal" the U.S. kept going to war without declaring war.

Obama Administration: We’re Not Like Bush, Really

President Obama has drawn some comparisons to former President George W. Bush after stepping up U.S. airstrikes in the Middle East and calling for a broad coalition to join the fight against Islamic State group terrorists.

Why Is Wikipedia Removing References to Neil deGrasse Tyson Misquoting George W. Bush?

Wikipedia editors have removed references to evidence that famous scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson uses fake quotes, including one that he attributed to former President George W. Bush, in his speeches.

Thursday Evening Open Thread: Safe Bets

In a country that allowed George W. Bush to assume office, twice, It’s impossible to be absolutely sure any given mope or miscreant won’t manage to win sufficient electoral votes or the negotiable allegiance of five Supreme Court Justices. That being said, there’s an awful lot of chaff being emitted in advance of 2016. No [Read more...]

The Politics of Evil: At UN Speech, Barack Obama Channels His Inner George W. Bush Barack Obama

5 days agoNews : Reason

Every year, heads of state from around the world descend on New York City for a United Nations summit. Over the course of several days, presidents and prime ministers take to the podium to address their colleagues and, they like to think, the globe. Show More Summary


During the latter part of George W. Bush's presidency, I had liberal friends who would sit on the edge of their seats waiting to have a knee-jerk reaction to everything he said and did. And I mean everything. The man couldn't mention the weather without someone insisting he was alluding to the insignificance of climate change. Show More Summary

In defense of Ted Cruz's 'militaristic pessimism'

America has been screwing up on the foreign policy front for a long time. George W. Bush's efforts to spread democracy were laudable — but quixotic and ill-fated. And Barack Obama's "leading from behind" and"don't do stupid stuff" strategies, which supposedly learned all the right lessons from Bush-era misadventures? These also did not work. Show More Summary

The Media's Imaginary Coffee Salute Scandal

Media personalities rushed to scandalize President Obama for saluting Marines while simultaneously holding a coffee cup, criticizing the move as disrespectful -- forgetting former President George W. Bush's habit of saluting service members while holding his dog. Show More Summary

Elisabeth Moss Joins Cast Of ‘Truth’, Pic Based On Rathergate Scandal

EXCLUSIVE: Elisabeth Moss is set to join Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth, the film about the scandal that erupted after Dan Rather reported on 60 Minutes II that George W. Bush had gotten preferential treatment that put him in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Show More Summary

The 5 Up-And-Coming Social Networks Your Business Should Stop Ignoring

Remember 2006? Things were so different, then! George W. Bush was still the president. The very first iPhone hadn’t even come out yet. U2 won album of the year at the Grammys, and now, they literally can’t GIVE an album away without people rolling their eyes. (And you wonder why I’m in love with my... [Read More]

The Face Of Disgrace

On January 20, 2001, thousands of people assembled in Washington to protest the dubious installation of George W. Bush as the 44th president of the United States. The major media covering the event ignored them. So they weren't there. So it didn't ha...

High Noonan

(Scott Johnson) Peggy Noonan joined the crowd that turned on George W. Bush in what I thought was a most unfair way in 2008. I wrote critically about one of her weekly Wall Street Journal columns in which she identified with the public disapproval of Bush in “Season of the witch.” Having turned on George W. Show More Summary


HEADLINES THAT SEEMED UNLIKELY IN 2008, BUT ARE INEVITABLE NOW: What Obama Could Learn From George W. Bush About War.

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