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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Only the second woman in American history to have had a husband and a son elected President (Abigail Adams was the first), Bush was seen as a plainspoken public figure who was instantly recognizable with her signature white hair and pearl necklaces and earrings. She became a major political figure as her husband, George H.W. Bush, rose to become vice president and president. After they left the White House, she was a potent spokeswoman for two of her sons -- George W. and Jeb -- as they campaigned for office.

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Babs can check out knowing that the orange diaper sniper has surpassed her son as the biggest turd to ever reside in the White House.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-04-15 04:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

".... she and her husband have raised more than a billion dollars for charity since they left office."

People who attain power and influence using it well. Go with grace, Mrs. Bush.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-04-15 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

She can also die knowing that she and her husband voted against Trump.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-04-15 04:46 PM | Reply

A friends father passed away at 1:47am this morning. He has been in Hospice care for the last 3 weeks. He went on his own terms in the comfort of his home.

As Corky stated so well, Go with Grace Mrs. Bush.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-04-15 04:54 PM | Reply

Pass....

Away....

We have such a strange way to cope with our inevitable death in our society.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-04-15 04:59 PM | Reply

Will this be the first first lady to receive palliative care in her latter days?

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2018-04-15 05:00 PM | Reply

She should have done a better job raising her kids. Just saying.

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-04-15 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Will this be the first first lady to receive palliative care in her latter days?

#6 | POSTED BY TOR

The Devastating Process of Dying in America Without Insurance
www.thenation.com

By Mark Betancourt
JUNE 20, 2016

What do people do when they can't afford end-of-life care?

Some 28 million people in the United States do not have health insurance, and for the dying and their families, lack of insurance is devastating.

Though the care needs that arise with terminal illness are simple, they are often prohibitively difficult to meet without insurance.

The uninsured and their families are left to navigate public and charity end-of-life care options that vary widely across the country, if they are available at all.

There are no data on how or where the uninsured access this care, and the scope of unmet need is virtually unknown.

What is known is that, at the end of their lives, many uninsured people quite literally cannot afford to die with dignity.


This is the United States of America and this is the best we can do.

These people who are elected to high political office to fix problems like what's chronicled above, these people continually fail us.

But at least they get to die with dignity.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-15 05:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

everyone in America should have the exact same health plan as Congress does. F the system.

#9 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-04-15 10:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Well we're all gonna die. Got no problem with that, I'm tired.

My consideration is pain. I've had a couple episodes that I previously had no clue the extent it can be. I'd love to die in my sleep but if I don't please don't spare the fentanyl.

Good insurance is cool but .....

#10 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-04-15 10:28 PM | Reply

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everyone in America should have the exact same health plan as Congress does.

That's not the way it works.

Oddly enough, the greater your ability to pay for stuff lessens the cost of the stuff you have to pay for.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-04-15 10:29 PM | Reply

It would be wrong to pretend I give a crap about Barbara Bush, so I won't.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-15 10:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Peace and love

Vs

Crash and burn

#13 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-04-15 11:03 PM | Reply

Too bad she married a criminal and birthed criminal son's.

#14 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-04-15 11:06 PM | Reply

It happens

Course Bill's wife rhymes with BITCH

Stay classy my friend

#15 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-04-15 11:12 PM | Reply

In the US the rich get palliative care, the poor have the 2nd.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2018-04-15 11:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I dont wish her harm but I doubt I will be doing a lot of crying over this

#17 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-04-16 01:47 AM | Reply

Quite a history she's seen. May she go peacefully.

#18 | Posted by TheTom at 2018-04-16 02:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 Ouch.

It costs a lot more to die in a hospital than at home; guess which one our for-profit health care system steers you towards?
I tire of making the same point over and over again. I don't quite get what the issue is here.
Maybe Trump can figure out if he fixes this he will get re-elected. Then people will get it.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-04-16 03:03 AM | Reply

It costs a lot more to die in a hospital than at home;

#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-04-16 03:03 AM | REPLY |

Often time at the end hospital care vs home care is just different scenery with crappier food. Staying at home in your own bed with your own food and a home health care nurse who has no other patients in the building vs sleeping on a hospital bed and pressing the call button and having to wait for a nurse you are sharing with 20 other patients

#20 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-04-16 03:34 AM | Reply

It would be wrong to pretend I give a crap about Barbara Bush, so I won't.

#12 | POSTED BY DANNI

I thought for sure you were going to say horrible things about her and were going to tell her to burn in hell.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-16 02:07 PM | Reply

Too bad she married a criminal and birthed criminal son's.

#14 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

When the full measure is taken, you shouldn't hold that against her. Her husband may have been a criminal, but he was in more than one job where being a criminal is a minimal requirement.

Had her son been a better criminal, he could have shut Dick Cheney down.

In any event, Granny Bush was a classy lady. She was tough as nails and she was very intelligent. She was conservative, but not of the current idiot conservative model, but rather of the old model where conservatives were relevant.

And another thing....as far as elitist go, she was uncommonly down to earth and humane.

She will be missed.

#22 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-04-16 02:57 PM | Reply

She has passed away.

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-17 07:54 PM | Reply

When the full measure is taken, you shouldn't hold that against her.

#22 | Posted by kudzu

If you birth and raise a moron whose lack of intelligence and empathy results in hundreds of thousands of deaths, I think that can be held against you.

She's the mom of the moron who blew up the mideast and wrecked the economy. Being a nice lady doesn't erase that.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-17 08:08 PM | Reply

Quaker Oats just took a hit.

#25 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-04-17 08:12 PM | Reply

She was 92. Lived to see her children become grandparents. She's fine and we don't have to pretend to have loved her. She will recognize dishonest pretensions from where she is now anyway. Over one million people died due to her husband and her son overseas, think about that fact and consider what is still going on in the ME. I'm just sorry, I don't care about that family. That said, R.I.P. Barbara Bush.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2018-04-17 08:18 PM | Reply

A truly great woman and an American mensch. Godspeed Mrs. Bush.

#27 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-04-17 08:25 PM | Reply

Just when I think some of the most miserable pathetic posters on this site could be anymore miserable and pathetic they prove me wrong.

Kudos to Corky for having class some of you are lacking.

#28 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-04-17 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just when I think some of the most miserable pathetic posters on this site could be anymore miserable and pathetic they prove me wrong.

Kudos to Corky for having class some of you are lacking.

#28 | Posted by gracieamazed

When OJ Simpson's mom dies, do you think everyone should pretend she didn't raise a murderer?

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-17 08:49 PM | Reply

"Too bad she married a criminal and birthed criminal son's."

Like pretty much every Kennedy woman?

#30 | Posted by madbomber at 2018-04-17 08:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When OJ Simpson's mom dies, do you think everyone should pretend she didn't raise a murderer?

#29 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

I generally don't think that a parent should be held responsible for the actions of their adult children unless said parent had a direct hand in the nefarious activities.

#31 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-04-17 09:07 PM | Reply

I generally don't think that a parent should be held responsible for the actions of their adult children unless said parent had a direct hand in the nefarious activities.

#31 | Posted by Whatsleft

You think a person's intellect, ethics, and morals are developed entirely independently from their parents?

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-04-17 09:09 PM | Reply

You think a person's intellect, ethics, and morals are developed entirely independently from their parents?

#32 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Sometimes I do. Yes.

#33 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-04-17 09:16 PM | Reply

George Carlin on the Silver Douche-bag ...

scrapsfromtheloft.com

You remember Barbara Bush? I call her the silver douche bag.

You remember her? OK. Barbara Bush. She is the mother of Governor George Bush.

I call him Governor Bush because that's the only elected office he ever held legally in our country, OK? George Bush, Governor Bush. Yeah. I don't care where they hang his portrait. I don't care how big his library is. He'll always be Governor Bush. I don't even capitalize his name when I type it anymore.

So she's the mother of Governor George Bush. She's also the wife of his father, George H. W. Bush who did become president in the normal, legal, traditional manner.

And when he did, she came along for the ride as first lady, and that's been the tradition up 'til now.

A man has been elected and the woman has come along for the ride as the first lady. And usually, as in American life in general, the woman is condescended to, patronized, given something to do to keep her busy. A lot of times, they give her a charity or a cause, something she can champion.

Betty Ford was told to drink. Remember that? Yeah, that was ... that was Betty Ford's assignment. "Betty, you get drunk and get totally falling down, --------, --------- drunk, OK? You just get -------- drunk, and we'll hose you down, baby. We'll hose you down. We'll put you in a facility, you'll get sober, and then we'll put your name on the facility. Liza Minnelli can get sober, and everything is going to be OK. Right?" That was her assignment.

Barbara Bush's assignment was getting children to read. Remember that? Getting children to read.

They figured she had had so much success with George that she would be a natural to get children to read, which misses the point completely.

Not important to get children to read. Children who want to read are going to read. Kids who want to learn to read are going to learn to read.

Much more important to teach children to question what they read. Children should be taught to question everything. To question everything they read, everything they hear.

Children should be taught to question authority.


She died peacefully, unlike millions of other Americans who die in needless pain every year -- see post #8.

If you people want me to express sympathy, you have another thing coming.

Adios, Silver Douche-bag.

#34 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-17 09:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Unlike the folk in the astrodome when Katrina happened. "oh they're probably better off" or some such tripe. I'm not gonna miss her and could not care less.

#35 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2018-04-17 10:36 PM | Reply

"When OJ Simpson's mom dies, do you think everyone should pretend she didn't raise a murderer?"

I won't come here and piss and moan and act like a 5 year old.

I won't disparage her for anything. What's the point?

#36 | Posted by eberly at 2018-04-17 11:23 PM | Reply

Oh leave her alone

#37 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-04-17 11:23 PM | Reply

When Larry Silverstein's mom dies, do you think everyone should pretend she didn't raise a murderer?

#38 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-04-18 12:07 AM | Reply

Or Trump's mom. I heard, she was a jackal. and that the priest gave the dad seven knives.

Now he's dead, and his son is president. I seen the movie.

#39 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-04-18 12:13 AM | Reply

You think a person's intellect, ethics, and morals are developed entirely independently from their parents?

#32 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY
----
Sometimes I do. Yes.

#33 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT

Agreed, Whatsleft. It's not a binary situation.

#40 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-04-18 12:36 AM | Reply

I don't think they let you into heaven for spawning evil. Just a hunch.

#41 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-04-18 01:03 AM | Reply

I don't think they let you into heaven for spawning evil. Just a hunch.

POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON AT 2018-04-18 01:03 AM | REPLY

I don't think we have the necessary qualifications on who gets into heaven or not.

#42 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-04-18 01:10 AM | Reply

Just when I think some of the most miserable pathetic posters on this site could be anymore miserable and pathetic they prove me wrong.
Kudos to Corky for having class some of you are lacking.

#28 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Hey get F*** off your high horse!
After all of the crap you've posted here over the years, YOU, are the LAST poster that should be calling anyone miserable and pathetic and the LAST poster that should be talking about class!

Buy yourself a mirror and stare into it, you'll see a miserable and pathetic troglodyte!

#43 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-04-18 01:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I liked Kudzu's post the best.

The George Carlin post was great too.

#44 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-04-18 01:29 AM | Reply

When OJ Simpson's mom dies

She hasn't?

*quick search*

Yep, she's dead.

Carry on.

#45 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-04-18 01:36 AM | Reply

Let the joyous news be spread - the wicked old witch at last is dead!

#46 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-04-18 05:17 AM | Reply

On 5 September 2005, Barbara Bush and her husband, former president George H.W. Bush, toured the Astrodome complex in Houston that was being used as temporary lodging for thousands of citizens displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. They visited with evacuees being housed in the stadium, and on their walk-thru of the make-shift quarters that amounted to little more than a sea of cots in a wide open room, they were accompanied by former president Bill Clinton and his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The visit was intended as a bipartisan show of support for victims and a as forum for announcing the creation of the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, a charitable endeavor aimed at facilitating short and long term relief efforts in the afflicted Gulf Coast states.

Later that day, Mrs. Bush was a guest on Marketplace, a show on public radio. During that interview she made these remarks about her interactions with the people quartered in the Astrodome:

Almost everyone I've talked to says, ‘We're going to move to Houston.' What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.

And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this, this is working very well for them.

#47 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-04-18 05:27 AM | Reply

America's Palliative Care Crisis: Those Suffering the Most, Least Likely to Have Access to Help
www.ratemds.com

Palliative care is one of medicine's most important comforts, as it offers valuable specialized medical care, including pain relief, relief from symptoms, physical stress and mental stress for those who need it most: the seriously ill.

But for many people living in America, this care is still hard to come by.

A recent study published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine revealed that people living in the Southern states have palliative care programs in only slightly more than 40 percent of their hospitals.

In addition to having the lowest level of care, the Southern states have the highest rate of people who are suffering from two or more chronic diseases or conditions at one time.

It seems like having some comfort there in a time of need would be highly appreciated. But this doesn't seem to be happening, on a large scale.


This is American, and this is the best we can do.

Pathetic.

#48 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 06:24 AM | Reply

The news lionizing Barbara Bush as 'America's Grandmother' is like saying Donald Trump should serve as the public relations officer for Mensa.

Wake-up America America, these dead politicians (or in this case, the spouse) were NEVER your friend.

They stole your money and made life harder for you, period.

#49 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 07:18 AM | Reply

I wonder if Trumplethinskin attend the state funeral for her... if Melania isn't available perhaps he can ask Jenny Fitzgerald.

#50 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-04-18 08:12 AM | Reply

And we wonder where the vitriol in today's society comes from.

You have to look no further than the -------- on this thread.

#51 | Posted by boaz at 2018-04-18 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Another example of the caring Democrats who can't keep from posting their true feelings.

#52 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You have to look no further than the -------- on this thread.

#51 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Another example of the caring Democrats who can't keep from posting their true feelings.

#52 | POSTED BY WISGOD

For you 2 snowflakes, here are my true feelings ...

Politicians are responsible for fixing what's broken, instead of making laws that benefit their campaign donors.

Fix the palliative care problem as chronicled in posts #8 and #48, people will then sing their praises when they die.

And, follow closely, fixing palliative care ensures YOU won't die in pain.

Not hard.

#53 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 10:54 AM | Reply

We're talking about a first Lady's death, stupid. Go sober up, -------. She didn't make laws or but her boot on your chicken neck.

#54 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I am indifferent to her death. Not happy, not sad. Don't care whether she goes to heaven or hell. She meant absolutely nothing to me. Any ire I feel toward the Bush clan is almost wholly focused on her son, the war criminal GWB.

#55 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-04-18 12:15 PM | Reply

We're talking about a first Lady's death, stupid. Go sober up, -------. She didn't make laws or but her boot on your chicken neck.

#54 | POSTED BY WISGOD

Her husband and his douchebag pals made crappy laws that hurt ordinary Americans ... and her children and THEIR douchebag pals continue to make laws that hurt ordinary Americans.

If these people could steal your pension and take away your healthcare, and get away with it, they'd do it in a second.

These people DO NOT care about you. Why do you care about them?

Pull your head out and smell the coffee.

#56 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 12:19 PM | Reply

Pull your head out and do something for the Vets. I doubt they're getting much out of you posting here, hypocrite.

#57 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 12:34 PM | Reply

Pull your head out and do something for the Vets. I doubt they're getting much out of you posting here, hypocrite.

#57 | POSTED BY WISGOD

You could help them too if you stopped voting Republican.

#58 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-04-18 12:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, I could vote for Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin, right? Try googling her and the Tomahawk VA and get back to me with an apology

#59 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 01:00 PM | Reply

You could help them too if you stopped voting Republican.

#58 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Well said!

#60 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 01:00 PM | Reply

Yeah, I could vote for Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin, right? Try googling her and the Tomahawk VA and get back to me with an apology

#59 | POSTED BY WISGOD

Doctors allover America over prescribed opoiods since the late 1990s when 'pain' became the 5th vital sign ... and these same doctors allover America were incentivized to do so by pharmaceutical companies.

I've explained this to you a thousand times.

And the VA has been leading the charge in fixing this problem ...

VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates
www.va.gov

Instead of trolling for apologies, you could always admit you don't know what you're talking about.

#61 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 01:08 PM | Reply

I'm taking about a coverup. Fact

#62 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 01:21 PM | Reply

I'm taking about a coverup. Fact

#62 | POSTED BY WISGOD

No one condones coverups, I've said this a thousand times.

And, medical error is the third leading cause of death in America, and that includes over doses ... and I've said this to you a million times.

So, follow closely, the VA isn't perfect but it is public so it's problems and mistakes get aired publicly ... while private healthcare is able to keep their mistakes hidden thru things like gag orders tied to settlements, etc.

Again, for those who struggle with all this ... medical error is the third leading cause of death in America but it's OBVIOUSLY not all happening in VA hospitals ... do, you, understand? Your local hospital is worse, do, you, understand?

#63 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 01:47 PM | Reply

What does any of that jibberish have to do with a senator covering up death? Christ, you really shouldn't be involved in anything involving humans.

#64 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 01:54 PM | Reply

What does any of that jibberish have to do with a senator covering up death? Christ, you really shouldn't be involved in anything involving humans.

#64 | POSTED BY WISGOD

Follow closely.

Medical errors have been killing Americans by the hundreds of thousands each year since healthcare quality and safety experts began figuring this all out, at least since the late 1990s.

All you have, besides personal attacks, is what happened at the Tomah VA.

I get it ... it's all you know, which is to latch onto one thing because that's all you can handle.

#65 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-04-18 02:09 PM | Reply

It's always a sad event when anyone passes away. However, it is common sense to wonder about her eternal destiny. Unless she repented of her sins, she will not be welcomed into heaven for her eternal rest. No amount of good works, aka, charity contributions, can make amends. Blessings to all, and consult ye bible if ye doubt...

#66 | Posted by thetwilightzone at 2018-04-18 03:01 PM | Reply

Well said TwilightZone. For all we know Barbara Bush did repent her sins and is now in heaven. Or she didn't repent her sins and she is burning in hell. Whatever.

#67 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-04-18 03:05 PM | Reply

She's in heaven according to reports because Ted Kennedy wasn't in line to greet her....developing along with Pinch's brain cell.

#68 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 03:37 PM | Reply

Anyone making jokes about people dying, I'm watching You!

As is Ronald Reagan from Hell, where definitely is.

#69 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-04-18 04:28 PM | Reply

Anyone making jokes about people dying, I'm watching You!

As is Ronald Reagan from Hell, where he definitely is.

#70 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-04-18 04:29 PM | Reply

Sounds like Comrade and Snoflake Wisgod needs "a safe place".
Maybe he should hang out over on Brietbart's comment section or on Fox News' website.

#71 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-04-18 05:41 PM | Reply

She didn't appear to be as bad as Teddy, but you never know! Maybe even he repented. One thing's certain...we'll be surprised at who makes it to heaven, and who was cast off to hell...

#72 | Posted by thetwilightzone at 2018-04-18 05:42 PM | Reply

Enjoy Hell. I hope you don't get too brown before the rest of your racist family arrives. They might not like you if you're dark skinned.

#73 | Posted by TylerDurden at 2018-04-18 05:52 PM | Reply

You'll never know what 2+2 is let alone anything else. You and Pinch should stick to cashing subsidy checks.

#74 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 05:57 PM | Reply

Tylerdurden's Family is planning a parade just in case she shows up.

#75 | Posted by wisgod at 2018-04-18 05:58 PM | Reply

Barbara Bush has declined all further mortuary services.

#76 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-04-19 09:37 AM | Reply

FINALLY!!!

#77 | Posted by magisterludy at 2018-04-19 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I was ready to say some things I had heard about her that were truly horrifying but now that Rodger stone is gone after her I don't think I can.

Thanks Trump.

#78 | Posted by Tor at 2018-04-19 04:32 PM | Reply

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