¯\_(ツ)_/¯ RT @mikiebarb: Jeb Bush identified himself as “Hispanic” in a 2009 voter registration form, NYT found. http://t.co/9QNJaHQLGa
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) April 6, 2015
From the NYTimes article:
… Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate, was born in Texas and hails from one of America’s most prominent political dynasties. But on at least one occasion, it appears he got carried away with his appeal to Spanish-speaking voters and claimed he actually was Hispanic…
A Bush spokeswoman could offer no explanation for the characterization. However, Mr. Bush took to Twitter late on Monday morning to call the situation a mistake…
“If even an educated, well-off, socially prominent individual like Jeb Bush can’t figure out Florida’s Voter ID system… “ Another missed opportunity:
… The Florida Democratic Party tweeted out a photo of a registration form, photoshopped to include an image of Bush and a warning to call his lawyers. Official Florida voter registration forms state that “It is a 3rd degree felony to submit false information. Maximum penalties are $5,000 and/or 5 years in prison.”
“The inattention to detail is not something you want in a presidential candidate,” Max Steele, the press secretary for the Florida Democrats, told Bloomberg. Steele said the group doesn’t intend to issue any kind of complaint against Bush…
Apart from noting just how much the Bush Crime Family can get away with, what’s on the agenda for the evening?
Ehh. I thought he might have done it in solidarity with Columba and the kids. Meh.
Kind of inoculates Elizabeth Warren, Indian princess, should that topic ever come up. And Professor Senator Smart Person Warren does have native American blood, does she not?
Who is rooting for who tonight in basketball?
Jesus Esteban Batista Bush. Who knew?
Howard Beale IV
“Only little people get charged, arraigned, tried and convicted (or cop a plea.)”
So much for “Equal justice under the law.”.
Forgot all about the White House Easter Roll today, but I had work today anyway, so well.
I saw this clip though and it was great:
Michelle Obama breaks it down at Easter Egg Roll
Coolest FLOTUS evah!
Duke, for self preservation purposes, my boss is an Alum, my well being depends on them winning tonight.
Mike in NC
Next, JEB will swear on a stack of bibles that he has never heard of anybody named Terri Schiavo. No lie is too outrageous for the Bush Crime Family.
@Howard Beale IV:
Whatever happened to Ann Coulter after she gave a fake address so she could vote in a different CD?
Agree. Coolest FLOTUS ever. And she really can dance.
I also thought that POTUS telling the kids that bees are good was great. I didn’t realize that they had bee hives at the WH as well as a garden. There are more and more reasons to love this first family every day.
Gin & Tonic
It’s “Heb” Bush now. Or, as on Twitter, @YebBush.
Not as if he bothers to vote except the traditional early morning photo op vote when he’s running for something.
That’s for the little people.
does barbara bush have some ‘splainin’ to do?
Oh and I’m sure the majority of BJ wouldn’t have seen this, but it was a pretty great speech.
Michelle Obama’s Black Girls Rock Speech Is the Pep Talk You Needed
Of course there has been the usual backlash, so before anyone asks: Why it matters to have ‘Black Girls Rock’
I wonder what certain racist/bigotted white folk will do once the President is no longer Black? Black girls rock will continue to go on and I don’t expect the next Prez to be in attendance, so…
Pretty much whatever they want, from what I can tell.
@lamh36: Loved your pics of Miss Maddie in her Easter dress. She is a darling. Did she have a good holiday?
@Litlebritdifrnt: yep, I believe both FLOTUS and POTUS have given away White House honey as parting gifts.
Howard Beale IV
As usual: nothing to see here.
@Elizabelle: once she was able to go to my cousin’s house who has young kids, she was great.
Before that she was the only kid there, but unless she’s sick, she’s always a happy kid
So, Jeb! is a Hispanic as his brother was a Rancher. Looking foreword to weekends spent clearing Mariachi music.
Many people in the US don’t know about what UKIP is. Here’s what his school teachers had to say about Nigel Farage, their leader:
The Conservatives are expected to to try to form a government in partnership with UKIP.
Imagine the 24/7 media freak out if Al Gore or another Democrat had done this.
Jesus Esteban Batista Arbusto.
or, as he’s known back in his home village, “el jebe”.
Jeb! vs ¡Jeb
It’s not really a story until NYT publishes a serious David Brooks editorial defending Bush.
In case this doesn’t seem like a big deal, falsely registering as black or Hispanic in order to throw off demographic reports and “trick” Democrats into minority-targeted campaigning in areas where it isn’t effective is an old, well-known GOP registration fraud strategy
Also, extrapolating from the screaming headline, terrorist drones.
On another note, the Passover machine.
Nurse advised me to put my knee brace on BACKWARDS for more support in the weak area. Looks funny but at long last I am mostly comfortable. Yippee! I only wish someone–me, maybe–had thought of it sooner, but better late than never.
I hope things are going similarly well for other ailing Juicers.
Iowa Old Lady
Someone on here was having eye surgery today. Who was it?
In your heart, inattention to detail matters – Jeb Bush 2016
Mistakes were made. It’s so hard to get competent help.
Heh, a Republican just proved that there is a voter fraud problem. Too Funny!
Some one or ones have worked assiduously at scrubbing Jeb’s son George’s hispanic second middle name from the internet. Even unto deleting the initial.
Perhaps li’l Georgie will have to disavow Daddy now.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@dexwood: In your heart, inattention to detail matters – Jeb Bush 2016
Kind of what I was thinking, meaningless except it comes on the heels of his flip-flop on Indiana, and a couple more bloopers like this and the new meme could become “The Smart One?” Pity that his grotesque and shameless behavior in the Schiavo matter (or his endorsement of his brother as a ‘great president’, or his hiring of Paul Wolfowitz, or his shady connection-laden business career) doesn’t take him out of contention.
Behold a truly ugly ass Lucille Ball statue, which people in her hometown want gone gone. The sculptor has offered to fix it for free. How did this one ever leave his studio?
Shades of Ecce Homo, the Spanish mural-fixing lady.
So, eye surgery today. It seemed to go smoothly, other than fog and lots of hair-raising early Interstate commute. 30 seconds before we get down on it he, Dr. Retinal Surgeon told me there’s an 85% chance we will not be able to save your lens implant. Well, OK then, I guess.
FYWP. I just lost a beautiful paragraph about losing my retina in all this. And why evolve irises anyway? Then it gets surreal. At some point in weeks or months I’m to be fitted for a “Narcissus” contact lens that simulates an iris of whatever color one chooses. I may lean toward a slightly different color than my extant iris. I’ll be like syfy movie characters, or Aeon Flux.
But my retina is intact and my eyeball wasn’t punctured, so that matters. Still curious about the evolutionary purpose of irises and individual colors—familial ID, attraction? que?
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
I Like The Smart One as a bumper sticker. Jeb, The Smart One, 2016. A buck a pop one might do well.
Iowa Old Lady
@fleeting expletive: You sound really coherent for having had surgery today. It sounds like this is good news. Is that right?
@Mike J: For that to happen, UKIP first has to win a significant number of seats, which due to the UK’s system, they are unlikely to do despite polling around 15%.
Looks like the Mariners made a decent trade last year: http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/hernandez-ks-10-mariners-roll-past-angels/
@Elizabelle: Fails the test of If I didn’t know it was Lucy, I wouldn’t guess it was.
Also, no matter who it’s supossed to be, verrrrrry creeeeepy.
@fleeting expletive: Glad it went well, do you get a new implant or is the contact lens the replacement?
No contest. Not even close.
Well…his wife is Hispanic, so maybe he absorbed it somehow, like osmosis?
I don’t really follow basketball. But I’m a Great Lakes Midwest Big 10 kind of gal, so Go Badgers.
OTOH, I spent a quarter of a century working closely with Duke’s renowned Canadian Studies program, and I know a metric shit-tonne of people there, so Go Blue Devils?
I guess I could be happy either way, if I cared. Which I really don’t.
Steele said the group doesn’t intend to issue any kind of complaint against Bush…
Why not? He lied under oath, which the grubby genital-obsessed Repukes of the Clinton era insisted is worthy of impeachment.
Thank you. If I’m coherent it’s because I am going to fucking hang in there. Kids, it’s harder to be old that you can even fathom. The anesthesia was just a 5 minute black out so they can inject (!) that old sweet “numbing medicine” into one’s eye, which lasts for a merciful long time, hours and hours.
But once the limits are reached and old pain comes around again–no tylenol for me and ibuprofoen not allowed– ER gave me tam idol? Sounds like Damital, or Cramital. I took two over 2 days, and no, not for me. So I start drinking 15 minutes before my usual time and determined to rock out with invading my one tablespoon stash of stems and seeds.
But hey, we’ve all been in closer jams than this, right?
OKay, maybe not.
J R in WV
My Dad was being treated for CMML leukemia by M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He eventually needed cataract surgery as he neared 80. He was referred to a top-drawer surgical practice in near downtown Houston.
Note that my dad had needed thick glasses his entire life!
The optical exam he had lasted for hours, we (my Texan brother and I) helped him move from one lab to another for another exam. But all this paid off when the day arrived.
We took him to a “rent-an-operating theater” center for his eye surgery. Afterwards we were wheeling him to the car, and he told us that the surgeon and told him that they believed that he would NOT need glasses post-operative.
I thought the drugs were working too well on him!
But later on that day, he told us that the Dr had told him to try getting around without any glasses, and for reading, to try 2 or 3 different strength reading glasses at the drugstore!!!
Well, it turned out that they had repaired his astigmatism and myopia with the new lenses they installed to correct his cataracts!!
So I’m hoping your work turned out as well as my dad’s did!
This modern medicine, when it works, it really is magical!
Gin & Tonic
@fleeting expletive: You’re thinking of Tramadol, an opioid pain med.
Gin & Tonic
@fleeting expletive: Well, that message disappeared, maybe because I was mentioning [email protected]@ceut1cals by name. What you’re thinking of is T r a m a d o l, an 0pi0id pain med. FYWP.
I’m confused about the contact lens myself. It sounds like one of those vanity/party things, toys. I don’t know if they can carry actual corrective vision metrics. Maybe there has been a real medical ned for iris contacts, and it got exploited for cosmetic purposes.
I hope there is a new implant on the horizon that can bring my vision back to at least what it was. The older IOL from 2006 worked as well as it did for nine years. Surely they can do better now. And with a contact lens iris to boot.
Thank you for letting me share this stuff here. It does help me. Good night, all.
Did you get one that was UV-transparent so as to have the UV-vision superpower?
No, I didn’t get any superpowers. Nearest I’m gonna get is fishing three drinks tonight and I may not get there.
@J R in WV: I was told that when I needed cataract surgery I would come out of it with better eyesight too, just like your dad I have myopia and severe astigmatism. And because very fair skinned blue eyed people are more prone to develop cataracts early, I could expect to need the surgery by my 60s. But I’m about to turn 60 and no sign of the buggers yet. They take years to get to the point of needing to be removed.
@fleeting expletive: fleeting, yes those kind if contacts can correct vision.
It looks like one of those Doctor Who statues.
Perfect. Closer to Goldwater.
Wearing sunglasses cuts way back on your risk of cataracts, because they’re tied to UV exposure (IIRC). To answer FE’s earlier question, iris color developed like skin color — it’s tied to melanin to allow humans to block or take better advantage of available sunlight. That’s why people whose ancestors lived closer to the equator tend to have darker eyes and people whose ancestors lived closer to the arctic tend to have lighter eyes.
@Howard Beale IV:
Well, this thing looks like an innocent mistake. If it was anything else, it was pointless.
But daughter Noelle has violated the law repeatedly and has had to face the music.
That’s asking too much. People who have broken the same laws that Noelle did would certainly have been treated much more harshly by the system.
In Florida, Coulter simply stalled and ran out the clock. In Connecticut, on a separate set of charges, the authorities declined to prosecute.
Whereas green-eyed ginjas evolved for another solar system entirely.
Jeb once claimed to be hispanic? I must admit, I don’t give even a single shit. It seems like such a small-time sin, compared to everything else he’s done. There’s his use and abuse of Terri Schaivo, just to begin with.
Clearly Jeb Bush wanted to punch in as being Pat Buchanan. He never meant to punch in as an Hispanic. Give him a break.
@maya: JEB is Hispanic by marriage. Apparently he thinks that’s a thing.