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Birthplace of George W. Bush
Status: Hoax
image The picture of this Connecticut highway sign has been circulating for quite a while, and it's obviously photoshopped (Snopes has a picture of the non-photoshopped version, which lacks the phrases "Birthplace of George W. Bush" and "We apologize"... though their non-photoshopped version actually kind of looks like it's been photoshopped). But apparently there really are signs outside of New Haven, Connecticut welcoming people to New Haven "The birthplace of President George W. Bush '68." George W was born there in 1946, while his father was attending graduate school there. I'm surprised no one has edited these signs to add a "We Apologize." (Maybe they have and I haven't heard about it.) Incidentally, New Haven's other claim to fame is that it used to be the oyster capital of the United States.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 07, 2005
Texas sure needs about thousand signs saying, "NOT the birthplace of George W. Bush." I'm sick of getting blamed for W.
Posted by Big Gary in Cut and Shoot, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Dec 07, 2005  at  06:42 PM
Well as a nuttmegger myself I do feel we should apologize.
Posted by josefritz  in  continually traveling  on  Fri Dec 09, 2005  at  09:58 AM
Haha. That's clever

Heres a funny vid of president Bush:

<http://gprime.net/video.php/presidentialspeechalist>
Posted by carter s  on  Fri Mar 03, 2006  at  01:41 PM
I'll get it to work in a little bit. somethings wrong with my com.
Posted by Carter S  on  Fri Mar 03, 2006  at  01:43 PM
You are a very rude human being!
George W. Bush is a wonderful President in my opinion and I do not appreciate you saying "We Apologize."
God Bless you, America and no were else!
Posted by Reggie  in  Nevada  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  04:06 AM
While I don't agree with all he's done, I have to consider the results of someone else being in the office. In the political arena, America has been reduced to voting for the lesser of two idiots, not the best candidate for the job.
Posted by Rusty  in  Alabama  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  07:18 AM
... either you are with George Bush, or you are with the terrorists!!
Posted by fred lang  in  washington dc  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  09:41 AM
Well it is people like fred above why we have idiots for presidents, and they have no clue what democracy or patronism really means. Get a clue, get informed.
Posted by marvia  in  New York City  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  10:21 AM
Hear, hear, Marvia! I say it's okay if you voted for Bush the first time. Anyone that voted for him the second time is obviously, in my opinion, a complete moron!
Posted by John  in  Washington, DC  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  11:15 AM
... either you are with George Bush, or you are with the terrorists!! you might as well blame the jews for 9/11 and pull a hitler.. damn idiot. his kind will be the ones to push this country over the edge. Die you pos!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Adam  in  vassar, mi  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  12:09 PM
Benjamin Franklin:

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security..."

ahem... Republicans I think you should pay attention to this.
Posted by ryan  in  denver  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  12:18 PM
liberal political bigotry guided by blind bush hatred
Posted by graham  in  denver  on  Thu Jul 06, 2006  at  12:32 PM
I normally don't respond on blogs, but Adam from Vassar, MI is a perfect example why this country needs to allocate more tax dollars to our education system. First of all "Jews" is more properly spelled "Jewes". Secondly, we do not live in an Authoritarian Society with a "Supreme Ruler". This country was founded by people who wanted checks and balances and the right to offer a dissenting opinion. The Constitution of The United States says free speech is a RIGHT not a privilege only applicable during a time of peace. I suggest Adam go to Syria or China and see what it's like when free speech is forbidden. The progressive thinking and leadership of the United States is what has kept the world and man-kind as we know it a reality. Thus, I say to those who think this country is on the right path, just wait. History has a habit of surfacing the truth. Unbiased historians will rank George W. Bush with Richard Nixon and Andrew Jackson. Which, I think, is very fitting to say the least.
Posted by David  in  Miami Beach, FL  on  Sat Jul 15, 2006  at  01:52 PM
recently, july 14 - 31, 2006, on a 6000 mile road trip from san antonio, tx. to boston, niagara falls, toledo, wisconson dells, santa fe, new mexico, i passed through the great state of connecticut on the john davis lodge turnpike, another name for toll road. just after crossing into the state, i stopped at a service/rest area to take a break from driving and get a bite to eat. inside the service area, in addition to a variety of fast food restaurants, was a connecticut state information booth. i asked the young lady standing behind the counter where the birthplace of our president, george w. bush, was located. she gave me a puzzled look as if to say, "why would you ask me?", then she said, "he's from texas, isn't he?"



now, it's fairly easy to understand that response since the state of connecticut voted overwhelmingly for john kerry. but, don't you think they would at least acknowledge george at the state information booths?

ultimately though, we are seeing, and experiencing how violance, hatred and war are not solutions to todays challenges. if i believe in peace, then i must practice peace, in my actions and thoughts.

there have been times in my life when i have hired a person to do a job. i liked that person, but they just couldn't do the job like it was to be done. nothing against the person, just not the person qualified to handle the job.

i like george. i'd love to sit down with him a smoke a joint, along with willie, and just enjoy his company. heck, i'd even give him a job taking care of a ranch and clearing brush. but president?....

well, he's here now, he's been here for awhile, and he'll be here for a couple more years. there's an old saying that you get more with honey than you do with vinegar.

i have begun to think of george in kinder terms. after all, God did make "all" of us, george included. so let's not dis God for His creating. instead, let's focus on what needs to be done to solve the challenges. compassion may very well be the place to start.
Posted by tom  in  san antonio, texas  on  Sat Aug 05, 2006  at  03:53 PM
Dear America
It is mindboggling to me how much deception, lying, cheating and misinformation is feed to the population- who eat it up whole, without question in blind Patriotism. WOMD? -none- it is the Americans who have those- and use them. Bush from Texas? No- born in New Haven. It goes on and on.
I cringe at the ignorance of the average person who whole heartedly back "America" without question, and tow the Bush line. It is very frightening to see our liberties squashed, and America led down the garden path to certain collapse. Democracy? Perhaps Americans should partake in it themselves (about 50% or Americans don't vote!) Get educated America- knowledge is power- like the power to make wise choices and see when leaders are bad and get rid of them. Remember the Bush Kerry fiasco? The ballots were rigged in Bushes favor (helps when Bro Jeb was the Gov of Florida) How did America fall for that scam? Bush ads portraying the good decent Vietnam vet Kerry as not much of a soldier and Bush as good one- what a joke- Bush was a pussy whipped rich kid who avoided the reserves/army and never went to war. They call it spin- what it really is is deception and lies. America- wake up and smell the horse shite- if you really love America- take part in making sure it is run honestly, fairly, and properly! When Bush quoted Jesus from the Holy Bible and said "You are either with me or against me" I knew we were in trouble! I understand now why Arab cultures see us as the Great Satan with G W in power. I could go on but I shant. I urge America to take back your country before it is too late! I wish you well America. God Bless.
Posted by Daniel O'Leary  in  Nova Scotia, Canada  on  Sun Aug 06, 2006  at  11:40 AM
P.S. I forgot to mention that I arrived to this site while searching G W's birthplace- which I was curious about after hearing Willie Nelson say Bush was "neither a cowboy nor a Texan"- I believed him and he is true! Come to think about it, Willie Nelson would make a far better American President than Bush. VOTE FOR WILLIE! Cheers!
Posted by Daniel O'Leary  in  N.S. Canada  on  Sun Aug 06, 2006  at  11:51 AM
i dont personally believe in being a republican or a democrat, because some not all, please dont misinterperate, choose a side, most likely based on the people they are around, and blindy vote for that person, simply becuase of their party. george bush, at first seemed to have hope, he helped get through 9/11. it seemed ok. but now, my god, what has happened to our country and the some o fthe countries we have corrupted? we went into iraq searching for weapons, none to be found, so therefore, what? taking its leader (yes its fine he was taken out of power he was very dangerous), but nonetheless, taking complete control over the country as if it was our property and running it as our is? one country run like this is enough, it is the country of the iraqi people, it is theirs, they should decide, with their own leader, their own cabinet, and other political leader, and their own military. we are wrong. it is NOT a war in iraq. mearly a game of deadly hide-and-go seek. if im seeming ignorant, im sorry. by the way david from miami....you are a great man, with a great was of using words. im 14, im very into this. alot of young people are now. and some of us are very upset with this country. kids in my classes are saying if the country continues on this course, when they turn 18 they will denounce their citizenship and like in england. that i believe, should tell you something.
Posted by mackenzie  in  palm harbor, florida  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  09:23 PM
i love you bush
Posted by keyah jackson  in  miami flordia  on  Mon Nov 20, 2006  at  09:12 AM
By a wide margin Connecticut just re-elected pro war Senator Joe Lieberman for another six years. I would suggest that the election results say more about the majority of people from Connecticut than a doctored internet photo of a Connecticut street sign.
Posted by Anthony  in  ny,ny  on  Sun Dec 24, 2006  at  07:02 AM
The United States of America is at war with animals who hate us because of our way of life! It will never matter who is president as long as we remain a capitolist democracy. The rest of the world has always had a silent and not-so-silent jealousy of The United States of America. No American President acts alone - they are advised!. G W was a better choice than Gore the bore or Scary Harry Kerry by far. Jimmy Carter was an absolute disaster for America and did more damage than any other president in our history. Bill Clinton (slick willie) would rather play around in the White House w/Moni L (& the host of others) than capture Osama Bin Laden. 9/11 was not a conspiracy. When are we going to see that Islamic Fundamentalists, not George W, are our real enemies? When are we going to unite against those who are ending our way of life & stop dividing just as our enemies want us to? When are we going to accept the fact that we are at war and if we do not eliminate our enemies now we are soon to be destroyed. & by the way - I've always known President Bush was not a Texan.
Posted by tj  in  Texas  on  Sat Sep 22, 2007  at  11:01 PM
Vote DEMOCRAT in 2008! cool smile
Posted by Susan Haslop  in  Charlotte, NC  on  Thu Jan 03, 2008  at  06:06 AM
America is not the only place in the world to be blessed by a god (if one existed)
The President is advised, but makes the final decision. If a company goes bust, you don't jail the janitor.
Irak was about oil, and the greed of The West, where I was born. Once every now and then one has to choose between patriotism and altruism.
If you believe in your hypothetical god, where does he say that violence is allowed, even as self-protection? Your commandments say the contrary.
Posted by Jacques Chirac  in  France  on  Thu Feb 14, 2008  at  10:34 AM
hilarious rotten cliton and osama banana rama are not the answer!
Posted by tj  in  USA  on  Thu Feb 14, 2008  at  11:30 PM
God bless you TJ, one of the few posts on here that aren't utter bullshit.
Posted by axel  in  USA  on  Thu Apr 10, 2008  at  07:23 PM
you're right, Axel... tj's post are COMPLETE and utter bullshit. Can't leave out the "complete", Bud
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Apr 10, 2008  at  08:19 PM
A great joke at one the worst Presidents that America's ever seen, the man who undid the progress of the Clinton administration and put this country in more danger than anyone in history!
Posted by Alex  on  Wed Apr 28, 2010  at  12:11 AM
me ad georgie go golfing ever thursday. cool mad

vote for him in 2013
Posted by fart machine 2  in  Troy, MO  on  Mon May 24, 2010  at  05:36 AM
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