Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Bush Falls Off Segway! Pic Inside! - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Bush Falls Off Segway! Pic Inside! o and a Posted: June 13, 2003 9:40AM in General Discussion edited January 2014 www.cnn.comBush fell off the segway but got back up and tried again. «12»Comments Reply 1 of 32 mount_my_floppy Posts: 913member June 13, 2003 9:41AM heh I seen that earlier. Those things look really hard to ride. Reply 2 of 32 pscates Posts: 5,847member June 13, 2003 10:04AM It's those damn WoMDs! Then again, he is the stupidest man on the planet AND he might've been drinking, so... Reply 3 of 32 br Posts: 8,395member June 13, 2003 10:06AM Quote:Originally posted by pscates It's those damn WoMDs! Then again, he is the stupidest man on the planet AND he might've been drinking, so... He can't possibly be dumber than Dan Quayle. Give the man some credit. Reply 4 of 32 groverat Posts: 10,872member June 13, 2003 10:12AM I blame coke.Somewhere, Dean Kamen is being strangled to death with piano wire by G. Gordon Liddy. Reply 5 of 32 sdw2001 Posts: 17,437member June 13, 2003 10:17AM What a clutz! Only an idiot could do something like that! I mean, how can we expect a man to be President when he doesn't posess the most basic equilibrium skills! This is also definitive proof there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that his tax cut plan will fail. On Monday, Republicans plan to introduce the "Presidential Anti-Falling Off a Segway and Almost Killing One's Self Act of 2003". The measure is predicted to pass, but only narrowly, as the Reverend Jesse Jackson has threatened as "Civil Rights Explosion" to influence the Senate---citing this incident as the white man's inherent desire to dominate blacks. Jackson, in a rare moment of candor, also said: "Bush looks like he has chicken legs. Very white chicken legs, actually". Terry McCauliffe added: "This guy has been a disaster on the economy, while he has the nerve to screw the poor by riding around on a $4,000 scooter." Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO and UAW threatened massive, nationwide picket lines because the scooter contained only 16% American parts. Protesters from the powerful unions pummelled the Bush family with Broccoli as the former President shouted "Oh God! Not again!". Bush's falling was also condemned by the US Senate and the American Society for Scooter Safety, Motorized Division. Islamic extemeists throughout the Middle East praised the event: "Alla Ackbar!! Alla is great! He has brought this great shame upon the cursed name of that Satan Bush. Oh, and yes...we hate Democrats as well. We know there was some confusion about that so I thought I'd clear it up" said one man in Karachi, Pakistan. Bush shrugged off critics, though. In a unprepared statement, Bush said: "I will not tire, I will not fail. Those Segways who think they can throw me twice will follow the path of their own destruction...into the unmarked grave of History's lies. This Segway is either with me or against me. If it chooses the latter, it will be met the full resources of the federal government and the full force of the US Military. God Bless America". Bush then mounted the segway and said: "Let's roll". Reply 6 of 32 709 Posts: 2,016member June 13, 2003 10:21AM You know it's Friday the 13th when SDW wakes up with a sense of humor. Funny stuff. Reply 7 of 32 billybobsky Posts: 1,914member June 13, 2003 10:28AM you know the fact that he is even associated with people who own the segway makes me want to mock his and his associates gullibility. why cant the man walk?in a simple universe gerald ford didnt win reelection because he kept falling. Reply 8 of 32 squidthing Posts: 124member June 13, 2003 10:42AM Quote:Originally posted by billybobsky you know the fact that he is even associated with people who own the segway makes me want to mock his and his associates gullibility. why cant the man walk?Ahem.. Steve Jobs - Dean Kamen...Andrew Reply 9 of 32 rok Posts: 3,519member June 13, 2003 10:46AM i thought the whole point of the segway was that it balanced against your body's natural leanings, so that you always stayed upright, no matter what. so how could he fall off? i am assuming he ran into something on the ground (having lived with a dog for the past 4 years, i have tripped over dog toys and such more times than i care to recall).anyway... Reply 10 of 32 spotcatbug Posts: 195member June 13, 2003 11:19AM Being a geek, I was just thinking what I'd do if I had an opportunity to try one of those Segways for a bit.You can bet I'd be falling of that thing left and right as I experimented with the limits of its ability to keep me from falling off.I'm not saying this is what Bush was up to, however. Reply 11 of 32 sdw2001 Posts: 17,437member June 13, 2003 11:21AM Quote:Originally posted by 709 You know it's Friday the 13th when SDW wakes up with a sense of humor. Funny stuff. I love Friday the 13th. When it occurs It is usually one of my best days. (knock on wood). Reply 12 of 32 o and a Posts: 579member June 13, 2003 11:42AM I've never seen a segway on the ground like that period. The thing is self balancing my guess is that it was off or something.Oh the segways are his fathers. Bush senior who uses them around his property. Reply 13 of 32 alcimedes Posts: 5,486member June 13, 2003 11:42AM Quote:i thought the whole point of the segway was that it balanced against your body's natural leanings, so that you always stayed upright, no matter what.but the body's natural leanings in this case may have been overrided by severe polital leanings. the poor Segway had no idea. Bush leaned left but his politics screamed right. BAM! crash. Reply 14 of 32 groverat Posts: 10,872member June 13, 2003 12:05PM Quote:Originally posted by alcimedes but the body's natural leanings in this case may have been overrided by severe polital leanings. the poor Segway had no idea. Bush leaned left but his politics screamed right. BAM! crash. Worst joke of the day, you win! Reply 15 of 32 sdw2001 Posts: 17,437member June 13, 2003 12:33PM Quote:Originally posted by groverat Worst joke of the day, you win! confirmed Reply 16 of 32 dstranathan Posts: 1,717member June 13, 2003 1:50PM Must have hit a pretzle in the road... Reply 17 of 32 wrong robot Posts: 3,907member June 13, 2003 1:56PM Quote:Originally posted by groverat Worst joke of the day, you win! yup, terrible, but I liked it Reply 18 of 32 matsu Posts: 6,558member June 13, 2003 2:14PM You know, would a Bush loss in 2004 have to be such a bad thing? That would automagically give whomever wins the democratic nomination a run at a second term and keep Hilary at bay untill 2012, surely long enough for people to stop giving a damn about her. Last thing we need is a Rodham in the White House. Reply 19 of 32 cosmonut Posts: 4,872member June 13, 2003 2:16PM Quote:Originally posted by dstranathan Must have hit a pretzle in the road... Funniest joke of the day! You REALLY win! Reply 20 of 32 existence Posts: 991member June 13, 2003 2:25PM www.cbsnews.com has video of Bush's mommy and daddy riding the segway as well as a slideshow of his fall. «12» Sign In or Register to comment.