CITY ON A HILL  2:11 pm July 10, 2008

George Bush Jr. Makes Annual ‘National Embarrassment Joke’ At G8

by Jim Newell

Oh George Bush is having quite a grand time at the annual G8 conference in Japan. He’s not molesting Angela Merkel this time, but he is embarrassing everyone: “The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.’ He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.” Punched the air? Best George W. Bush imagery ever. NEED SECRET VIDEO. [Telegraph]

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jagorev July 10, 2008 at 2:14 pm


queeraselvis v 2.0 July 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm

This coming from the world’s biggest pile of shit, I’m not surprised. At all.

Larry Fine July 10, 2008 at 2:15 pm

We are going to miss this goofy numbskull soon.

NoWireHangers July 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Why didn’t he just grab his crotch and scream “suck it!”? Too subtle I guess.

V572625694 July 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Was it a terrorist air punch?

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

That’s right bitches. And there ain’t nothin’ you can do ’bout it. KNOW WHAT I SAYIN’?

TGY July 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm


Actually, George can only bid goodbye for himself: the world’s biggest polluter of coherent thought.

Botswana Meat Commission FC July 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm

When keepin it real goes wrong.

Monsieur Grumpe July 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

George Bush has failed at comedy. Sooner or later he’s going to run out things to fail at.

Botswana Meat Commission FC July 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm


tunamelt July 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I no longer even have the capacity or the good grace to be mortified by this.

Guppy06 July 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm


Botswana Meat Commission FC July 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Thanks to The Telegraph…

Our song-by-song review of Carla Bruni’s new album.

I’ve been waiting for this day!

DCBulloch July 10, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Did Dick Cheney immediately shot everyone in the face after? 4 MORE YEARS!!!!

AfghanVet July 10, 2008 at 2:20 pm

It’s official, he’s done being President. Like everything else he has ever done he is just going to mail it in and walk away from the steaming heap of shit he has left behind.

I swear he is going to flip the bird as he steps onto Air Force One at Andrews after Hopey’s inauguration.

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

We don’t give him enough credit for his ability to win over the furry demographic though.

Paultardville July 10, 2008 at 2:21 pm

To be fair, “world’s biggest douche” would have been lost in translation. Except for the French.

AzDownboy July 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

…and then he proceeded to chest bump every other G-8 leader

Larry Fine July 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm

He could of also said, “Kiss my black ass, bitches”, and then shot some gang symbols.

Dave J. July 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm

At this point, I’m not certain if Will Ferrell was impersonating Bush, or if Bush is impersonating Will Ferrell. Too meta.

Doglessliberal July 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm

I keep thinking I am as surprised and disgusted as I can be, and then they top it.

Truculent July 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm

What. A. Total. Fucking. Dick. I’m surprised he didn’t punctuate it with a loud, potent fart.

Uncle Al July 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm

[re=33121]AfghanVet[/re]: And after he flips the bird, he’ll moon everyone, like my idiot cousin-in-law did at his own wedding.

KevoTron July 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Fucking christ. These dipshits think they’re SO fucking funny. They’re always bitching about Democrats not having a sense of humor. But what happens when you post a photoshopped image of Malkin doing the half-boob flash? Lawyers get involved. Yikes.

I wonder what Dubya’s gonna do after he leaves office. He says he wants to go back to work. I’d suggest he apply at the local Crawford Starbucks but I think he’s the kind of guy who could fuck up a cup of coffee.

Scarab July 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm

We beat the shit out of him once he leaves the White House right?

Delicious July 10, 2008 at 2:27 pm

To quote Marv Albert: “Facial!”

freakishlystrong July 10, 2008 at 2:28 pm

He had me at “Goodbye”..

toastandlove July 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm


Dave J. July 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

[re=33136]Truculent[/re]: I imagine he did, but blamed in on Sarkozy.

Serolf Divad July 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

What ever will we talk about when the world’s awesomest president is out of office?

AxmxZ July 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Five bucks says he’ll drink himself into a late grave six months into Obama’s Presidency.

Lionel Hutz Esq. July 10, 2008 at 2:31 pm

After the fist pump, a secret service agent held up a boom box and blasted “Don’t You Forget About Me.”

AxmxZ July 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

[re=33151]Serolf Divad[/re]: Barry’s big swinging dick.

Rev. Peter Lemonjello July 10, 2008 at 2:34 pm

[re=33158]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: nice.

lumpenprole July 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Not as funny as his mock “I’m gonna bear hug you” moment with THE POPE, but still seriously funny in a decadent kinda way.

Guppy06 July 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

[re=33151]Serolf Divad[/re]: The French.

TGY July 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Also, who says McCain = Bush? George’s humor is dumb, whereas McCain’s is mean. Big difference.

ForeignSickSpecialist July 10, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Wholly shit!

Christastic July 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm

[re=33127]Paultardville[/re]: I think the French would be baffled since being called “the world’s biggest shower” isn’t really an insult…Or anything else that makes sense.

Canmon (the Inadequate) July 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm

It’s now evident that his environmental policies are part of a personal vendetta against air. Not only does he brag about polluting it, he then he goes on to punch it.

What could have caused this hatred? Was he asthmatic as a child?

StupidGeek July 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Only 193 more days of this. How sad for us and the rest of the world.

junkscience July 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

The fist pump, the crickets chirping, his shit-eating grin. It’s just too awkward-shameful-funny much to process.

GlennBecksTaint July 10, 2008 at 2:57 pm

what a fag

Hooray For Anything July 10, 2008 at 3:04 pm

[re=33121]AfghanVet[/re]: Agreed– it’s been quite apparent that he no longer gives a shit about any of this anymore and is just treating the last year of his Presidency as if it’s senior year in High School and he’s already gotten into college, he just doesn’t care any more. I fully expect his big farewell speech to end with the words “suck it.”

Cape Clod July 10, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Why is it every time he goes overseas he has to behave like an ape off his chain?

AxmxZ July 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm

[re=33219]Cape Clod[/re]: Because when he goes overseas, he *is* essentially an ape off his chain.

I’m off to wank to my fantasies of Obama charming the G8.

mookworthjwilson July 10, 2008 at 3:09 pm

As the great Fred Sanford once said, “You Big Dummy”.

Johnny Zhivago July 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm

More like “goodbye from the world’s biggest asshole”.

Canuckledragger July 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm

“George Bush Jr. Makes Annual ‘National Embarrassment Joke’ At G8″

In truth, he makes/is a “national embarrassment joke” daily. It’s just that the MSM is too chickenshit to report it unless they’re on foreign soil.

SayItWithWookies July 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I know exactly how Brown, Sarkozy et. al. reacted, even without video. It had to be very much like my reaction — stunned, dazed disbelief. If Dick Cheney has any sense, he’ll fire this dumbass.

shortsshortsshorts July 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm

[re=33235]SayItWithWookies[/re]: NO SILLY! Cheney can just re-write the entire summit. DUH.

Doglessliberal July 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm

His staffers probably have t-shirts they wear proudly and without irony: “The USA: Leading the World in Arrogance Since 2000!”

Mumble Softly July 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm

[re=33099]Larry Fine[/re]: Are you being serious or sarcastic?
Do you think that the Germans, Russians, and Iraquis look back fondly on the days when Hitler, Stalin, and Hussein were their respective leaders?

SayItWithWookies July 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm

[re=33253]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Damn me — especially after something I wrote yesterday sort of exemplified that: “This will be much better once it never happened.” Or something like that.

queeraselvis v 2.0 July 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm

[re=33208]GlennBecksTaint[/re]: Ugh. God no. We fags don’t want him as part of our secret cabal. Maybe if you contacted Morans Anonymous, they’d take him.

qwerty42 July 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm

I think he’s just going to get worse as the weeks go by. He doesn’t care and he doesn’t even try to act as if he does. JFC, is he drinking again? doing drugs?

villageatrois July 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

You call that a National Disgrace? His daddy puked on ‘em! His granddaddy tried to overthrow the US government and sold war material to Hitler. His daughters repeatedly were in drunken girlfriend-wrestling videos. His brother was involved in a fraudulent election in Florida. It’s hard for a Bush to get under the family low-water mark.

Joey Ratz July 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Ugh. I wrote somewhere back in the Jesse Helms threads that I thought W wasn’t as bad as Helms, as he was just a inbred dummy rather than a fiendishly evil sociopath. Well, it seems like I was completely, totally, inexcusably Douglas Feith-scale wrong. Sorry, y’all. I’ll go somewhere and bang my head against a wall for a few hours.

problemwithcaring July 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm

[re=33104]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]: Comment of my day.

Canmon (the Inadequate) July 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I juat noticed that the Telegraph page links to this story. The picture is priceless.

Mr. Poe July 10, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Will somebody please nuke all of America?

Borat July 10, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Man, Laura Bush has really gone to pot. It puts that whole book about W’s throbbing whatever and her on her knees. Do rabbits have knees?

Maj. Major Major Major July 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

After reading this, my only regret is that I don’t have a V64 Hummer so I can really make some green house gases … meh, there’s always flatulence.

Manofsteel July 10, 2008 at 4:28 pm

God damn, what did Barbara Bush DO during her pregnancy? Punch herself in the stomach for nine months?

Accordion-o-rama July 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Man, if we could sell arrogance, we could erase the national debt
in a few weeks.

problemwithcaring July 10, 2008 at 4:48 pm

‘ Mr Bush also faced criticism at the summit after Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, was described in the White House press pack given to journalists as one of the “most controversial leaders in the history of a country known for government corruption and vice”.

The White House apologised for what it called “sloppy work” and said an official had simply lifted the characterisation from the internet without reading it. ‘

The Internets strike again.

Borat July 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

[re=33345]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: OMG, a farting cow story. man, now even bush has gone to pot. amazing

m_supercomputer July 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm

…I think I may have outrage fatigue, because I can’t seem to get upset about this. Or even mildly surprised. I bet this is that soft bigotry of low expectations thing he always used to talk about.

Mebe July 10, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Bwahaha, when keeping it real goes wrong! Love the Chapelle shout out.

qwerty42 July 10, 2008 at 6:08 pm

you think “is it possible he could make a bigger fool of himself?” and you know the answer is “yes, so much more” and dread what will happen next. He is going to China for the Olympics and it is difficult to imagine how awful it could be.

Hooray For Anything July 10, 2008 at 7:09 pm

But wait, there’s more! Apparently, he also tried to speak spanish to the Italian PM. Spanish/Italian– it’s all the same thing.

regisgoat July 10, 2008 at 8:28 pm

My fellow Americans, our task as a nation is to make the world shit itself. If we can’t do it with weapons, we’ll do it with laughter.

HairyIckey July 10, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Jesus, Idiocracy looks more like a documentary every day.

zhubajie July 11, 2008 at 2:32 am

[re=33157]AxmxZ[/re]: I figure he’ll fall off his bike, drunk, in front of a semi.

Mr-Clark July 11, 2008 at 2:38 am

Jim Newell,

What a blatant attempt to lay the groundwork that he’s not a bad president, but mentally ill. Either way, I’m sure the other leaders of the G8 must feel sorry for us. (The average U.S. citizen.) Hell, at this point I’ll take their pity.

Sincerely and respectfully,


STD_Nurse_Ratched July 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

Orderly get the strait jacket and alert the O.R. for a STAT prefrontal lobotomy.

If I hear one more moron say they voted for this guy twice I’m going to need ECT.

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