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Here in the City by the Bay, twelve history-minded souls are working to establish a fitting monument to the presidency of George W. Bush. They call themselves the Presidental Memorial Commission of San Francisco, and they hope to secure Bush's legacy by putting his name on the local sewer plant. If the group has its way, the …

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Coat

What a great Idea

There has to be a joke about seppo's here somewhere (or is that just what we Australians call them)

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a fitting tribute

for a guy that talks crap.

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Beware of a "synchronized flush"

The problem with things like this, is they sometimes backfire. It is well known that if you attempt to flush too many toilets at once (they have tanks that store water), you get a MASSIVE increase in effluent flow. Enough of this excessive flow, and you can make sewer systems break.

When San Francisco floods from this adventure, they will probably call on FEMA to fix the problem of their own making, and we'll all pay for it. (*SIGH*)

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It stands to reason...

I always knew they grew big arseholes in San Francisco (for a variety of reasons...) but this one actually echoes.

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Coat

A fitting punishment ..

need i say more ?

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Sir's I doff my hat to you

Now how do we go about getting a VD clinic renamed to "The Tony Blair treatment center"?

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E Pluribus Anus

Excellent! Nice to have our prejudices about yanks not having a decent sense of humour challenged. Then I guess if you have Dubya as your president you seriously need a sense of humour.

Of course they still can't spell humo(u)r...

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Only semi-fitting

It's the right idea, except that sewer plants treat sewage and ultimately perform a service and eliminate a problem. Perhaps a toxic or nuclear "nuke-u-lar" waste dump would be a more fitting monument, or something else that creates insoluble problems for future generations to deal with.

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What can we Brits have?

How about a Tory B Liar soak-away?

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Coat

Fitting memorial

Figures it'd be something that's full of shit.

Mine's the one with the sniper dots.

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Give me a break

Setting aside the specifics, I can tell you that many people felt as happy about Clinton leaving office as a lot of people now feel about GWB leaving office, but you never heard anything like this out of those of us that had a low opinion of President Clinton. No matter what kind of lies and immoral behavior came out of that pile of poop, we still respected the office of the President. You never heard us saying that we hoped for Clinton to die or be arrested or anything like that. Let's try to elevate the debate, not lower it with this sort of thing. I feel that history will look kindly upon GWB in 20-30 years, even if the off-the-deep-end liberals of San Fransisco decide to name a sewage treatment plant after him. Maybe we should start naming aborting clinics after Clinton in honor of all the abortions he personally allowed during his time in office or all the ones that came of his rape of 5 women (that we know of)... is that a good idea? Not really. Of course the loons on the left will get all deranged and say that Clinton's lies never hurt anyone... (except the women he sexually assaulted of course) Well, guess what- Bush did not lie to get us to Iraq. He quoted the opinion of the majority of the worlds intellegence services, many Democratic politicians, and yes even Pres. WJ Clinton said that Iraq had WMDs and was a threat to the world. They all agreed until it became politically expedient to disagree, and then it was "Bush Lied, Kids Died" all over the media. When you quote your advisors, and later find out that they were wrong, that is not a lie!! No more terrorist attacks in the US since 9/11/2001, all thanks to Bush and the people that work for him and the US. If we had been plagued by a John Kerry or Al Gore at the time, we would all be speaking Arabic right now because we would have turned French and said We Surrender"!

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Show me the dotted line...

...and I will put my signature on it...as long as it's anonymous (dons tin foil hat).

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You missed the best part:

According to http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/24/MNPQ11A3T7.DTL

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Officials at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which owns the plant, say they get the humorous intent. But they note that the plant is an award-winning facility that keeps the city's streets and the ocean clean.

"If you are looking for a place to make a negative statement about the Bush administration's impact on the environment, this would be the last place to do it," agency spokesman Tony Winnicker said.

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As a friend says, that seems like the City is saying that they don't want to rename the sewage treatment plant after Bush on the grounds that it would be an insult to the sewage.

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Paris Hilton

See, I told you that beer

is inspirational - the foundation of democracy.

Paris angle? She'd be the first to accept a beer.

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It is a fitting monument

You give him a lot of crap and he turns it into a clean, useful product...

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Not so ...

At first glance this appears a fitting memorial to the direction Dubya has taken the US, but on reflection it's not so. After all, a sewage plant plays a useful part in society.

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Can't flush from here

But they have a postal address. Maybe they take contributions. Don't know what I'll write on the customs declaration: "Tribute to GWB", maybe!

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three cheers

It is so appropriate to honour GWBs legacy - ' I made shit smell not too bad '. I wonder if there is something appropriate for Tony Blair? Maybe some Birmingham dogging park?

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If that does not go through....

...about the "George W. Bush chemical toilet disposal facility"?

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Awright!

And if they discover a network of fault lines in the area of the sewer plant, name the network "All George Bush's Fault"!

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Heh Heh

I cannot possibly comment :)

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Happy

@Robert Scott

Ha! Good Republican spoof, very well thought out and covering all the usual ranting topics, I could hear that bible thumping....

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@Robert Scott

Bravo, fantastic work. I particularly liked the 5 raped women bit, I hadn't heard that one before. The problem with your post is, well executed as it is, is that certain sections of the septic isles think exactly like that. It's impossible to satirize them they are completely mad. I've read through the comments on Anne Coulter posts and to quote Frank O'Connor "It was like a long slow swim through a sewage bed". A lot of those people would post what you did in complete earnest, the crazy rat bastard idiots.

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A fine example

These "San Franciscans" have truly lost their way if they think such a demeaning mean-spirited act will not have a negative impact on America's already tarnished image to many throughout the world. It's easy to dislike those that don't like themselves. And it's a horrible example of what being compassionate and truly caring about people is all about. They remind me of adolescent bullies in school, who demean other kids, calling them names or writing ugly things about them on bathrooms walls etc. And they encourage the easily influenced kids, blindly following them like disciples in a cult, to engage in the same negative destructive behavior. How will San Franciscans justify this to their children, while trying to explain why bullying and demeaning others is wrong? Do as I say, not as I do? It seems this may have been their parents approach to teaching them to be kind and compassionate. And thus, the cycle continues, like child molestation is sometimes past along in families or in this case, being a negative demeaning bully being past along. People like this are part of the problem and should consider becoming part of the solution in order to create real change. And that change begins with each of them by setting the right example for all of our children.

-Mark

Fort Worth, Tx. USA

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re: Give me a break

"No more terrorist attacks in the US since 9/11/2001, all thanks to Bush and the people that work for him and the US. If we had been plagued by a John Kerry or Al Gore at the time, we would all be speaking Arabic right now because we would have turned French and said We Surrender!"

Spoken like a true head-up-my-ass out-of-touch-with-reality Republican. Please list the terrorist attacks on US soil attributed to Middle Easterners in the 100 years preceding September 11, 2001. There was what, ONE? And yet you go on to pretend that Bush and his administration are the reason for no attacks since 9/11. Given the history of attacks before 9/11, do you actually think it reasonable to assume there would be non-stop attacks after 9/11?

Now for the on-topic thought -- this is a stupid idea. Like many US citizens, I think George W. Bush has done a pathetic job (I'd say he's the worst president in our history, but I can't honestly say that since I don't know the history of the previous presidents). I can honestly say he has made me embarrassed and ashamed to be a US citizen. I also think he should have been impeached years ago and brought up on charges of treason when he publicly said in a speech, directed to those in Iraq attacking the US soldiers, "My answer is bring them on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation.". Ignoring the fact that that was a lie, he actually invited and encouraged the insurgents to attack US soldiers (the soldiers he sent there in the first place). If that's not treason, what is?

However, as stupid as this idiot is, does San Francisco really think wasting taxpayer's money to rename the sewer station is a good (or even justifiable) use of public resources? Even putting it on a ballot is a waste of municipal resources. Hasn't Bush stolen and wasted enough of our money? Besides, the intention could be misconstrued in the future. Someone seeing the name alone -- George W. Bush Sewer Plant -- could think it's a tribute that means Bush can take a shitty situation and clean it up.

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Coat

Brilliant !

Robert Scott's a typical redneck a**hole. Just like the Mail readers here. He would believe everything the American Media (propoganda) throws at him!

Now for the serious stuff. Its a briliant idea but better would be for this to be franchised where every local loo /public toilets would be renamed as such so that people using it (peeing and shitting) would get a genuine vicarious pleasure in symbolically "giving it back" appropriately.

Hey, being America, this could even become a money spinner idea !

FRANCHISE IT, PLEASE!

Suegstions for UK (eg Going for a Browny/ish) name for franchise welcome.

Mines the Bulletproof one.

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@Robert Scott

ha haha ha hahaa...

...quality thank you.

'...we would all be speaking Arabic right now because we would have turned French and said We Surrender!'

Sooo....the French speak Arabic and 'We surrender' is French is it?

Riiight.

Even Paris knows your arguments are flawed, and she knows some french too.

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@Robert Scott

roflmao!

Nice attempt mate, but you have to be a little more subtle to sucessfully troll on the reg.

The average reg reader spends an unhealthy amount of time online and so has developed a far stronger sense of cynicism than your average message board poster.

Of course if you had said that your X-Box was better than my PS3 I would be screaming obscenities about your mother by now, but that would be totally justified. After all, X-Box sucks!

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@Robert Scott

Sorry, I fell asleep halfway through your rantings.

What I did understand before napping off was that you equal warmongering and receiving oral?

Paris - obviously.

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Typical ..

..of the sophomoric mentality of San Franciscans as a whole. Having grown up in the area I know all too well the mentality of the people in the area. These are people who really are more concerned with Paris Hilton's latest boyfriend than the state of the public school system. They'd rather build tens of thousands of windmills than a single nuclear reactor (but Not In My Back Yard please). Yep, they bitch and moan about the Republican party until they screw up their own states finances so that only a Republican can clean up the mess ! Then they'll claim it was actually someone else who did it. You'll see.

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@ "Give me a break"

QUOTE: If we had been plagued by a John Kerry or Al Gore at the time, we would all be speaking Arabic right now because we would have turned French and said We Surrender"! UNQUOTE.

Priceless. If you had turned French, wouldn't you be speaking.... FRENCH?

What a clown...

Actually it reads a bit like the Twat-O-Tron with a polite filter on.

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Not enough coverage with this...

Should be called the "Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Pearl, Iraq, Gitmo, Abu Graib, Rendition, Haliburton, Black Water, Tony, Gordon Sanitation Plant".

I think most people would agree that Bush wasn't acting alone.

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@Robert Scott

Oh, just go and top yourself now and get it over with, you pathetic individual.

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What a Spectacular Idea, but may I Suggest....

The George W Bush raw sewerage outlet? Cus he spews nothing but sh*t? Because as so many people here have pointed out, at least a sewage plant cleans things up! It would be a fitting memorial for all those brits such as myself who are embarrassed to be in a "special relationship" with such a country. If the UK could wear a top, it would say "I'm with stupid" and point across the atlantic.

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Robert Scott = amateur

The real genius here is Mark S Deal

"And that change begins with each of them by setting the right example for all of our children."

From naming a sewer after a president, through child abuse, to "won't somebody think of the children", without even stopping for breath.

Comedy gold.

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There is form

There is form for this sort of thing. When Bangladesh separated from Pakistan a number of Bangladeshi generals fought on the Pakistani side. You can find public conveniences in Dhaka named after them.

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The Blair establishment...

... should be a grooming parlour specialising in poodles.

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Mark S Deal

He actually had a point, naming the plant after Bush to demean him is just bullying (although, to me, he deserves it, it is bullying). And, how do you explain to a kid - you can bully him, but not others. Okay, it's possible but not easy.

Mind you, it could also be taken as the lesson, you shit on your people, expect retalliation (or a mass shortage of loo roll).

Be the change you want to see in the world (roughly quoted from M.G.)

As for the rest, I considered the concept of renaming it as 'Going for a Bush'. Don't think it works though.

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Finally! a citizen-initiated proposition worth voting for...

and it will be such a fitting counter point to that other sewage treatment facility that they named after his dad: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepsignal/379963514/

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Did everyone forget

that Bush is, first and foremost, a policitian? It's not like he's Mother Teresa here, and neither are any of the other ridiculous individuals that make up the other branches of gov't. I don't really care what people want to say about Bush personally (which seems silly, since he's not going to read these comments), but precisely what would be different if some other PEZ dispenser had been elected? Not one damn thing, including Iraq.

Nothing gives me tired-head faster than political bickering over who would have done what. There's a reason no one trusts politicians and the rhetoric will only get worse since this is an election year.

Mine's the one with the bullshit filters in the hood.

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@Secretgeek

> and 'We surrender' is French is it?

Well, technically yes.

surrender comes from the French "se rendre", meaning "to give oneself up"

I know, I know, but it's too hot for a coat today...

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@Robert Scott

At least Clinton was intelligent.

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@Robert Scott

Sorry, is this satire or are you really a bit thick?

We have not had terrorist attacks in the US since 2001, that's correct, but the rest of the world is suffering far more from attacks brought on by the almost universal hatred of the US and their abusive foreign policy.

In the UK they have had terrorist attacks since 11/9 for supporting the US which makes a change from having terrorist attacks funded by the US.

Before 11/9 the US was a little quieter about condemning terror due to the fact that the IRA was primarily funded by NORAID, a US organisation.

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@pctechxp

For once, I agree with something pctechxp has written. But more than intelligent, he was approachable. And had a somewhat more sophisticated outlook than thinking that all of the world's problems can be solved by force. He was a more mature human being, in short. Sure, he had trouble keeping it in his pants, and lied about a few things. That said, I'd still rather have him in office than Bush any day of the week. While Clinton screwed around, it can't honestly be compared to someone who's done more to destabilize the world than anyone in recent history, started a pointless war, and as an extension, put the US economy in the toilet. And even Clinton's lies are a few orders of magnitude less than the Bush administration's.

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@steve

i think you mean "sur rendre"

which is 'report on' or 'to report on'

no "se" in french btw (oh noes attack of the mexican french peoples) - your last name bush at all? just curious as your either lying through your teeth thinking your actually telling the truth or just dumb as a rock, either would suggest a relation as each duirectly corrolates with the other ;-)

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Hilarious!

Robert Scott wrote:

"Blah-blah <insert conservative myth> blah-bollox <insert blinkered patriotic baloney> bullshit-blah"

Hahaha-hooo-hohohohoh-hahaha-aahhh-hehehehe!

Mark S Deal wrote:

"Whine-whine <insert bizarre hyberbole> whinge-whine <insert ridiculous juxtaposition> moan-whinge"

So a little bit of satire at Bush's expense is comparable with Bush's crimes against humanity? Ask the relatives of those who have died in Abu Ghraib or those 'extraordinarily rendered' to be tortured in third countries or the parents of sick and dying Iraqi children living in streets running with raw sewage and no access to medical services. Personally I think Dubya (and Blair, Rumsfeld, etc.) should be locked up - but only after due process and a fair trial, a right that they have taken away from so many others.

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Aussie PM drowned so they named a swimming pool after him

Harold Holt was PM of Australia briefly in the mid-1960s. He didn't achieve much of note other than to drown while out swimming on his own on a secluded beach. Despite the lack of a body and some excellent conspiracy theories about him defecting to the Chinese and being picked up by one of their submarines, it was generally accepted that the guy had simply drowned.

The local swimming pool in his electorate, the Malvern Baths, was in the process of being redeveloped at the time. Naturally, the good burghers of Malvern decided the best way to commemorate the aquatic deficiencies of their erstwhile local member was to name the new pool after him, and in 1969, the Harold Holt Memorial Swimming Pool came into being.

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Bush v Clinton

Screwing the pooch in Afghanistan, Iraq in general, New Orleans, Torture, Warrentless wiretapping, destruction of documents, refusing to cooperate with congress, the latest Justice Department investigation showing illegal political interference with the civil service, bullying and ignoring our allies, and a general tendency to ignore the constitution, in addition to being an arrogant, ignorant, greedy little sucker versus engaging in legal, if somewhat questionable, sexual activity. Hmmmm, yeah, I guess they are equal. Morons; people like Robert Scott and Mark Deal give all Americans a bad name and make me fear for the November elections. Does anyone need a systems/exchange admin anywhere outside of this country if another Republicanazi wins?

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Been done

the Gov'ner.. chris patten

actually had the style to suggest that he would like a sewage treatment plant be named after him because of all the sh*t he had to deal with while in office.

sadly few politicians these days have such a sense of humour

mines the one with the Kong Hong street map and a copy of "quotations from chris patten" in the pocket

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