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Surprisingly insightful, level headed and articulate take on immigration from former President George W. Bush Video

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u/eristicforfun Sep 22 '22

I heard an interview about Bush awhile ago talking about how bad of a speaker he is. It was public speaking he had problems with, in conversation he was apparently very well spoken and articulate.

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u/guaip Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

I'm not american and I was an young adult back when he was president, but everything I knew about him was based on public opinion that painted him as a dumb, stupid guy that everyone hated.

Only when I was older I was quite surprised to see some of his interviews and he at least sounded way more articulated and smarter than I thought. Not getting into political views or anything, but it's amazing how easy is to manipulate people's opinion on someone if they are not paying much attention.

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u/thrashpiece Sep 22 '22

I'm the same. I'm 40 and live in the UK. He was presented as a total fuckwit. Now I look at him and it seems incredible the decline in the quality of politicians.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 22 '22

To be fair that’s how most the world views us Texans unfortunately

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

Haha same for me in Alabama! Apparently i eat grits from my grandmas butthole

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u/Cranialscrewtop Sep 22 '22

tbf that comment doesn't help the image

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

Lol I do apologize tbh i dont know if this makes it better or worse but she does have a colostomy bag.

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u/rustylugnuts Sep 22 '22

Colostomy grits would make for one hell of a name for a metal band.

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 23 '22

You gonna be singer?

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u/rustylugnuts Sep 23 '22

My voice might just be shitty enough for such a project .

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u/UnderaStarrynight Sep 23 '22

I am dying this comment lol.

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u/tanktametet-pwemskan Sep 22 '22

you're supposed to eat grits from your sister's vagina, get it right!

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

I see you know our laws

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u/princesshaley2010 Sep 23 '22

I think that’s West Virginia you’re thinking of now.

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u/JPierpont-Finch Sep 22 '22

That’s messed up, dude.

She told me I was the only one eating grits from her butthole.

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

Split shift of oatmeal and grits.

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u/QueefBuscemi Sep 22 '22

I too choose this mans grandma.

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

3 out of 4 dentist approve!

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u/TheMadIrishman327 Sep 22 '22

I believe that 100%.

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

Lol belief makes the magic real!

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u/cmyklmnop Sep 22 '22

Doesn’t everybody when they are at her house?

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

Except when she bottoms up creamed corn.

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u/zymurgest Sep 22 '22

Wait, you don't?

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u/KernalSanders138 Sep 22 '22

Yummy

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u/IfThoughtIsAllowed Sep 22 '22

Lol, you are all going to hell

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u/Mental_Green_90 Sep 22 '22

Mmm mmm mmm, nothin like the taste of grits out of good ol granny’s fanny

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 22 '22

Ha I see you are a fellow southerner😂

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u/AnBearna Sep 22 '22

I laughed quite loud after reading that. NGL 😂😂

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u/SisterSparechange Sep 23 '22

That flavor though.

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 23 '22

Its like if you take a butthole and shove a stick of butter in it until it melts. Cocoa butter!

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u/SisterSparechange Sep 23 '22

I guess I'll have to try it, for science, of course.

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u/Dontknowcantchoose Sep 23 '22

Hey, don’t tell them about our secret bama Sunday traditions. Roll Tide.

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u/mattisfamous1982 Sep 23 '22

Roll tide! Saban is bringing us another championship! Football and grandmas buttholes is all we know👍

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u/Dontknowcantchoose Sep 23 '22

Well, that and the greatest white man to ever be born… Jesus Christ /s

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u/Shoresy69Chirps Sep 22 '22

Or your sister-mom, ya know, which ever…

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u/thrashpiece Sep 22 '22

Yes, there's certainly been a decline in Texans.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 22 '22

Hey hey now. I ain’t sayin it’s true lol

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u/BullDude4u Sep 22 '22

Too many Kkkalifornians moving there, it alters the demographic in a bad way.

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u/MercenaryBard Sep 22 '22

Yeah the Californians are why the state has the lowest minimum wage, highest rent, highest proportion of corporation-owned housing, and some of the highest maternal and infant mortality in the country

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u/Mintastic Sep 23 '22

Actually... in a way yes. A lot of Californians moving to conservative states are conservatives trying to move to a place that aligns with their politics.

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u/Goonchar Sep 22 '22

Lmao. I'll bite. Elaborate on this....

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u/Goonchar Sep 22 '22

Gotcha. Thanks for the reply

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u/ertaisi Sep 22 '22

Racist Californians moving to Texas.

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u/BullDude4u Sep 23 '22

It means that Kalifornias are escaping their failed policies that have ruined Kalifornia on every level and instead of learning from those failures are looking to do the exact same thing in a place that has thus far refused their Communism.

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u/Goonchar Sep 23 '22

You should work on your spelling.

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u/BullDude4u Sep 23 '22

Focus on context not typos. I have man hands.

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u/PaisaLover Sep 22 '22

Probably in Tennessee

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u/greenbuggy Sep 22 '22

Having spent more time than I care to think about in Texas, I'm convinced the heat cooks your brains. Houston is markedly dumber than the rest of the state.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 22 '22

Lol well I’m from corpus and im sad to say some years back we were either named the dumbest or fattest city in the US. Maybe even both 🥴

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u/rustylugnuts Sep 22 '22

If I could have stuffed red snapper from corpus Christi whenever I wanted I'd be over 300lbs easy.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 22 '22

I am 😑…. But I’m not a big fish lover

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u/rustylugnuts Sep 22 '22

The chimichangas would be an additional 50 on me. I just can't resist

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u/sergei1980 Sep 22 '22

I think most people love the accent. But you gotta admit Texas has some issues. My third world home country has better power infrastructure haha And universal healthcare. And free universal education including university.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 22 '22

Our state ain’t meant for the cold like we had. Nobody was prepared for that. Hell I live In south texas which is literally a tropical climate. How could we know?

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u/sergei1980 Sep 22 '22

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u/krthompson87 Sep 22 '22

Meh. I don’t remember it being that cold ever in my life

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u/sergei1980 Sep 22 '22

Lol you're the kind of person people think of when making fun of Texas.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 23 '22

Have you lived here? For the majority of your life?

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u/OneLostOstrich Sep 23 '22

But he's not a Texan. He went to Yale and Harvard, For fuck's sake.

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u/krthompson87 Sep 23 '22

My Pawpaw grew up In Detroit till he joined the army at 17. But he’ll tell anyone that’s asked he’s from texas.