Re: No wonder everyone has gotten so goosey about grammar:

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Maybe, but no teacher on this planet would let it slide without asking the 3rd grade child to find a better way to write it.
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But, success is not, "no violence."
It's difficult to put quotes around sections of text that might be better off if they were set aside by them. Given the constraints presented by the means by which the statement was made, the statement is difficult to improve upon. Success is not no violence.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't you occasionally chimed in with the "schools aren't what they used to be" chorus?
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Yes, I have. Not because the schools I get to send my kids to suck, but because nearly every report and poll that comes out says it is true.
Having said that, GWB is my age, and schools were okay then. So, my point - that it is difficult to speak with the same notation that one might write with - stands. Success is not "no violence," in the written word looks much like, "success is not no violence," in the spoken word. Sometimes it is important to remember that the transcript may not include puncutation that was intended but not picked up by the transcriber.
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In that case, Bush should have phrased it differently, knowing full well it would look stupid in print. All good speakers do that. The only ones who don't are known as idiots.
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Or, you could read differently, or put it into print so that it reads as it should be spoken. "Success is not no violence," is a perfectly fine thing to say. There is no grammatical problem just because you might need to read it twice to figure it out.
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It's a matter of style and class, neither of which Bush has. OK - he gets a little style when he has a script in front of him. But, not much.
Success is not defined as the absence of violence.
That's how an adult would write it.
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JoeSpareBedroom wrote:

An *educated* adult. Junior only did two years at Ha Vaud.
http://tinyurl.com/p6ydl
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Must you plagiarize everything? Can't you write anything longer than ROFLMAO without outside sources?
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JoeSpareBedroom wrote:

From [about us] at the link:
There is no limit to the topics appearing on American Thinker. National security in all its dimensions, strategic, economic, diplomatic, and military is emphasized. The right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel are of great importance to us. Business, science, technology, medicine, management, and economics in their practical and ethical dimensions are also emphasized, as is the state of American culture. [end quote]
Translation: neo-con think tank? Any piece on the state of the American Culture by Lifson ought to be interesting, no doubt concurring with Bush:
"The government doesn't have to help poor people, because they are lazy."
Thomas Lifson also wrote a piece titled "Don't misunderestimate Miers" LOL.
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How about yourself, I've not seen one original thought from you. Only questions for others and referrals to left wing blogs, LOL. You are jokesparebedroom.
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He is light years more class than you jsb.
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In a press conference, success is not no violence, is the same thing. The OP pointed out as a grammatical problem. It _might_ be a style issue, but it not a grammatical problem. You might argue that it is factually wrong, but it is not grammatically wrong. I would argue that is is not factually challenged either, but there is cleary no problem with the grammar.
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Jeff Strickland wrote:

Alanon flashback or permanent alcohol damage?:
"Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment." -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
On his pal Kenny boy working the miracle of supply and demand:
"The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants." -George W. Bush, Jan. 2001
Kinda like the gas prices..., eh?
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George has a lot of grammar problems putting words together to express coherent thoughts.
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Perhaps. But, "success is not no violence," is not an example thereof.
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contender.
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Let's put it this way: If an English teacher let it slide, I'd want to see that teacher reprimanded or fired. So would you. You're just defending Bush because you're required to.
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Fuck you.
I am not required to do anything.
Success is not no violence.
Left is not no right. Wrong is not no right. Winning is not not losing.
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Yes you are. If you saw a videotape of Bush sodomizing kindergarten kids, you'd find a way to turn it into a positive.
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