God, I hope this is tongue-in-cheek.
October 16, 2004 9:27 PM   Subscribe

Yes Bush Can. This has got to be a joke. Either that, or the folks behind it are very, very crazy.
posted by emelenjr (23 comments total)
Considering this page of Bush DUI's, I'm thinking it's a joke.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:35 PM on October 16, 2004

I'd go with this as a clue:

In front of the 99-cent store, we get signatures in favor of tax cuts for the top 1%. Not all sign, but many understand the necessity of deferring to those who have proven their worth.

I'm guessing it'd be much funnier to see the actual interaction with people on the street (aka The Daily Show)
posted by shinynewnick at 9:41 PM on October 16, 2004

I volunteer to give up some constitutional rights to support the war on terrorism.

[ ] I volunteer to allow government agents to search my home without warrant.
[ ] I volunteer to have my phone tapped and my internet use monitored.
[ ] I volunteer to allow government agents access to my medical records.

Uh, yeah, safe bet it's a joke. And a good one.
posted by chicobangs at 9:45 PM on October 16, 2004

President George W. Bush is ready to lead us through these difficult times, but liberals don’t believe our citizens are ready to face hard choices. The political gridlock that results prevents the full realization of the goals of the Bush presidency.

What more can we do than build a bus in his honor?

what more, indeed?

*wipes tear*
posted by quonsar at 9:52 PM on October 16, 2004

"I volunteer to help generate more greenhouse gases if it results in a competitive edge for my country."


There, I've done my patriotic duty.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:52 PM on October 16, 2004

The best jokes are the ones that you're not really sure of. This was very, very well done. And funny.

And Crash, a true patriot would eat alot of cabbage to help make even more greenhouse gases!
posted by fenriq at 10:17 PM on October 16, 2004


Check this URL (Warning QUICKTIME movie)
under the media section of the site. Actually this is hilarious and clearly a joke, albeit a brilliant one.
posted by mikojava at 10:29 PM on October 16, 2004

Whois lookup reveals the following, if you're interested. Paris, France? WTF? How much of this is a gag? It also references cheneybush.com, which as near as I can tell IS a legit BC04 site. Gag or not, the YesBushCan site is entertaining.

posted by davidmsc at 11:27 PM on October 16, 2004

[ ] I volunteer to have a permanent nuclear waste storage facility in my community.
[ ] I volunteer to lobby local, state, and federal officials for a permanent nuclear waste storage facility in my community.
[ ] I would personally feel more secure with America launching a new round of nuclear weapons development, even if this meant breaking current treaty obligations concerning nuclear weapons.

Yeah. A joke. Kinda funny, I guess. Or something.
posted by scarabic at 11:44 PM on October 16, 2004

- registration info points to georgewbush.org
- georgewbush.org links to Landover Baptist
- Landover Baptist links to bettybowers.com

for a "Bowers Number" of 3. And Betty's America's most saved Baptist!

(on preview: davidmsc: gandi.net is just the registrar. They're the ones in France. If cheneybush.com looks legit to you, I've got a bridge to sell you. "Womb Booger" t-shirts? "Europe is for homos" wall clocks?)
posted by swell at 12:05 AM on October 17, 2004

The "Smokey the Log" video is really, really good. Who are these people?
posted by 4easypayments at 12:11 AM on October 17, 2004

swell, you're right -- I didn't look hard enough at the CheneyBush site.

(feelin' the fool...)
posted by davidmsc at 12:48 AM on October 17, 2004

My favorite one:

[ ] I volunteer to send my children to fight for America in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, North Korea, or anywhere else President George W. Bush deems necessary.
posted by clevershark at 1:08 AM on October 17, 2004

They're The Yes Men. And they've got a great new movie out.
posted by gramcracker at 1:44 AM on October 17, 2004

Doesn't this animate a swastiika, with GWB's face as the central cross?

[noting the debunkery as a given]
posted by mwhybark at 1:49 AM on October 17, 2004

That blog is hilarious. I'm bummed that the September 5 reference, "...until our first press appearance in Seattle on the 13th." apparently did not lead to a Seattle stop.
posted by mwhybark at 2:04 AM on October 17, 2004

posted by Ljubljana at 2:45 AM on October 17, 2004

it reference's france because they used gandi.net as their registrar, one of the cheaper and more reliable domain registrars.

If they chose it because of it's location instead of reputation then kudos for going above and beyond in the name of satire.
posted by Mick at 6:30 AM on October 17, 2004

This is part of rtmark. They do some pretty amusing things. I am amazed that they can go among the Bush supporters and that they don't realize that they're being lampooned.
posted by substrate at 8:39 AM on October 17, 2004

So... does this mean the Yes Men are working a flick where they do to Bushites what they've done to free-traders?
posted by lodurr at 10:23 AM on October 17, 2004

They were just on the Channel 4 news a couple of hours ago.

They drove their bus into one town and got a complaint from the local Rupublican campaign headquarters. The woman running the headquarters was so pissed that Bush's campaign hadn't told her they were sending a bus into her patch she was threatening them with closing the headquarters. Unsurprisingly the yes-men weren't about to set the record straight.
posted by dodgygeezer at 1:33 PM on October 17, 2004

This totally rules. Please yes, make a movie.
posted by tomharpel at 1:47 PM on October 17, 2004

Smokey the Log is my new favorite character.
posted by plemeljr at 2:39 PM on October 17, 2004

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