Bush Possessions Already Moved From White House

Via CNN: No moving trucks will be needed for soon to be former President George W. Bush. He and Laura have already moved their things out of the White House. They are "Already Gone."

Goodbye to 8 years of Republican rule and the W.P.E. (Worst President Ever.) To ring in the new, I'll be following Jane, Marcy, John and the rest of the bloggers in D.C. and the HuffPo Ball -- from my perch in Denver where it's an uncharacteristically warm 60 degrees. Forget the Louboutins, this inauguration will be a time for Uggs.

Arianna's got the video up that will show just before midnight at the HuffPo Ball. Also check out HuffPo's Obama Inauguration Page.

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    I Hope That The Hopis (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by squeaky on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 11:45:38 AM EST
    Send Obama few thousand smudge sticks as a house warming present. It is going to take some doing to get all the BushCo bad energy out.

    No kidding. What is that called where (none / 0) (#7)
    by Teresa on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:08:34 PM EST
    people make sure they have all their furniture facing the right way, etc? I'd try anything to get Bush vibes out.

    I would be running around with disinfectant wipes all over the place.


    Feng Shui (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by squeaky on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:15:36 PM EST
    Good idea, the Obama's have their work set out for them, big time. Lots of demons to purge.  

    It is called Feng Shui. (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:16:39 PM EST
    Feng Shui (5.00 / 5) (#13)
    by Anne on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:21:01 PM EST
    might have helped, but I think who was in the west wing of the WH might have been a significant contributing factor to the misery and frustration of the last 8 years, as opposed to how the furniture was arranged.

    Can't say I'm at all sorry to see the whole Bush entourage getting out of town, but I've been wanting them to go since November of 2000, so it seems a little anticlimactic, especially considering what he's leaving behind.  I'll feel better when the things he did are undone, though, and that is what I am looking for, and soon.


    Actually, it's called "Space Clearing" (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:09:50 PM EST
    if he wants to eliminate the energy of the previous occupants.

    Feng Shui is what Obama wants to do to get the energy flow moving to his best advantage while he is in office, and it's done after the space has been cleared of bad energy.


    I was wondering if (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:19:18 PM EST
    they are going to change the mattress. I would.

    Oh, ewwww... (none / 0) (#31)
    by Anne on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:20:54 PM EST
    Now I need mind bleach...

    [clearing head from awful imaginings]

    I'm sure it's an automatic change-out, with the new residents getting to specify what kind of mattress and how firm - or soft.

    Me - I would have to bring the waterbed - been sleeping on one for almost 30 years (not the same one, of course), and everything else feels like a slab of concrete.  It's my bed I miss the most when I am away from home, although when were away for New Year's, we slept on a pillow-top mattress that was pretty comfortable.


    I Know (none / 0) (#32)
    by squeaky on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:34:33 PM EST
    Same reaction to the thought of Bush mattresses..  yuk, mind bleach...

    Then again... (none / 0) (#35)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:50:49 PM EST
    if they had made more use of the mattress, maybe they would have made less use of the treasury and we wouldn't be buried in so much national debt.

    I think we'd all be better off if they did nothing else but wear that mattress down to the springs during the last 8 years...I wish they made more use of it:)

    Besides, I'm a firm believer in a sexually satisfied head of state being infinitely less dangerous than a sexually frustrated one.  Gettin' some lovin' should be in the agenda every day of a presidency, and twice on Sundays:)


    Make Love Not War (none / 0) (#36)
    by squeaky on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:05:12 PM EST
    Somehow I think that Bush is too full of self adoration to ever be able to make love. Sex maybe, love, nor so sure.

    You're really on a gross-out (none / 0) (#38)
    by ThatOneVoter on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:32:21 PM EST
    tear today. You can stop any time.

    Yes, indeedy (5.00 / 2) (#40)
    by sj on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:54:25 PM EST
    It is feng shui (pronounced fung shway).  But the best feng shui still requires a good clearing of bad energy.  Sage smudge sticks would certainly accelerate process :)  Along with ringing of bells is energy-stagnant areas.

    um... just saying...


    Chinese interior decorating (none / 0) (#18)
    by ThatOneVoter on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:29:48 PM EST
    principles. I think we should decorate American!

    Not Really (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by squeaky on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:01:55 PM EST
    Mao's cultural revolution looked down on things like Feng Shui, and the practice was purged during the cultural revolution. It still remains strong in Hong Kong, Taiwan etc, but not so much on the mainland.

    More to the point,  Feng Shui has nothing to do with style. Federal, colonial etc, style as well as any other national or international style can be fully informed by Feng Shui principals while maintaining the particular decorator look.


    This will be the first inauguration I've (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Teresa on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 11:47:26 AM EST
    watched since 1996. I refused to watch either of W.P.E's.

    My step-daughter is heart broken that they haven't canceled school so she can watch. I really hope these kids who are noticing politics for the first time will keep caring. To me, that's been the best thing about Obama. We need them to care.

    Jeralyn, it's snowing in Tennessee! It's not much where I am but there's over six inches where I used to live. If it freezes up tonight, they'll cancel school and then she can watch.

    What I want to know... (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by pmj6 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:21:32 PM EST
    ...is where Cheney's "man-sized safe" is, and what (or who...) is in it...

    Well, if the "man" it's supposed to (none / 0) (#19)
    by Anne on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 12:36:26 PM EST
    be sized for is Cheney, it might make a nice playhouse for a small child.

    Let's all lose the personal insults (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:23:24 PM EST
    I've cleaned the thread of them. I'm also getting complaints by e-mail about the constant bashing of Obama and supporters in the comment threads lately.

    Let me be clear: If you type "obamabot" from this point forward or engage in name-calling of other commenters or rude and offensive comments, your comments will be deleted when I get around to reading them.

    This is a celebratory time. If you hate the idea that Obama is becoming President, go visit a right wing blog. You are a chatterer here.

    A few malcontents won't be allowed to spoil the discussion and enjoyment of the events over the next 36 hours for the rest of us.

    I find much more of the opposite (5.00 / 2) (#34)
    by ThatOneVoter on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:42:36 PM EST
    ...Obama supporters who are baiting people with gratuitous CDS outbursts. There are several people here---ardent Obama supporters---who still can't grasp that BOTH Clintons are on the same team with Obama.

    I think (5.00 / 3) (#39)
    by Steve M on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:38:33 PM EST
    that both sides need to chill.

    I have no problem with constructive criticism of Obama (nor, I suspect, does Jeralyn), but the people who insist on always ringing the same note get on my nerves.  With some of them, no matter the topic, it's like they cut and paste the exact same comment which goes like "what did you expect, I've always known we couldn't count on Obama ever since he did X during the primaries."  It gets so old.

    On the other hand, I also tire of the self-appointed "PUMA police" who feel obligated to vet every criticism of Obama for subtle indications that it is really rooted in some kind of primary grudge.  It always leads to massive threadjacking and it's completely unproductive.

    If we can't all start from the assumption that the other guy or gal is posting in good faith, then I'm not sure why we bother participating in a discussion forum.  Heck, I even give the presumption of good faith to our resident Republican nutjobs; I may find their opinions completely insane, but I do accept that they are honestly-held!


    Goodbye (2.00 / 1) (#46)
    by Warren Terrer on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 07:42:07 PM EST
    to the BTK President.

    Thank goodness (none / 0) (#1)
    by jbindc on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 11:35:33 AM EST
    Although, I think he's been mentally checked out since at least Election Day and we've actually had co-presidents: One for foreign policy (Bush) and one for domestic policy (Obama).  I will be ecstatic when the helicopter takes off from the WH lawn and heads to Andrews AFB.

    I'm chilling champagne for that moment (5.00 / 2) (#21)
    by ruffian on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:06:01 PM EST
    That will be a rare clear moment of unadulterated joy.

    We've still got a bottle (5.00 / 2) (#41)
    by Cream City on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 04:53:06 PM EST
    that we were ready to break out in 2000 at our election night party.

    Since then, no parties -- no one would come, considering our house jinxed!  And we also swore to leave the bottle unopened until we were feeling bubbly again.

    But somehow, with so many family and friends out of work, with our house losing value but having to come up with property taxes this month based on the value a year ago, with a spouse who ought to be retired but who has lost most of his security in the stock market, with Social Security threatened, with no raises for me yet again . . . we're too sobered by it all to feel giddy about the future.  Maybe we'll let the bottle of bubbly keep gaining as an investment.:-)


    Feel giddy about the present... (5.00 / 3) (#43)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 05:33:06 PM EST
    and pop that sucker Cream...one can hope it can't get worse, but it can.

    Your pipes froze and burst, the bad news above...but we're alive.  We ate today.  You've got a bottle of bubbly and I've got my vice.  That puts us ahead of too many souls.

    This one's for you kid...a toast to right now and the sun rising in the morning.


    Kdog giddy? (5.00 / 1) (#45)
    by Cream City on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 06:54:28 PM EST
    Good lord.  I may have to learn to knit to make you that sweater!

    Nah . . . but thanks for the upper.  I'll look for a bright side -- such as that we have home insurance, anyway.  Not that the claims adjuster has gotten back to us as he was supposed to do today.  But gosh, that probably means he's looking for more ways to give us money for the moldy mess.  Yeh, that's it. :-)


    I thought we are supposed to be (none / 0) (#2)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 11:41:58 AM EST
    gracious winners. I am no fan of G or L Bush but I think it was decent of them to move their stuff out early so the White House staff does not have to scramble too much to get things ready for the Obamas.

    Yes, that is nice (5.00 / 2) (#22)
    by ruffian on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:09:06 PM EST
    though I suspect the just can't get out of there fast enough. They would have moved out last month if they thought they could get away with it.

    Ruffian.... (none / 0) (#26)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:31:46 PM EST
    what you say is probably true. I confess I have no idea why Laura Bush would start moving things out early.

    I was looking at it from the point of view of the WH staff. From what I read, they usually have a very short window to pack the outgoing Presidential family's belongings and unpack and setup the incoming family's things. So having Bush's things out already would make life easier for them. My family has always had servants and I know that even though we are paying them to do the work, they always appreciate it when we make things easier for them.

    I guess I was looking at the article from a totally different perspective, i.e., the work involved in moving one family in and another one out as opposed to the fact that Bush is no longer going to be president.


    I ADORE Uggs (none / 0) (#27)
    by daring grace on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:33:20 PM EST
    I only discovered them last year but now I'm inseparable from my various pairs.

    Especially in the winter.

    Uggs.... (none / 0) (#28)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 01:42:21 PM EST
    I agree with you in terms of comfort but as far as looks are concerned I'll stick with my Louboutins!

    More Power To You (none / 0) (#42)
    by daring grace on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 05:22:21 PM EST
    Humble fashion confession: I've worn heels--lo, these many years ago--but never ones that high.

    And, alas, I think my days for taking my maiden walk in those has...sigh...passed.

    Happy high stepping to you, though!


    LOL..... (none / 0) (#47)
    by vml68 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 09:09:37 PM EST
    they really are ridiculously high!

    I think a nice French pinot noir, (none / 0) (#29)
    by wurman on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:01:34 PM EST
    pomme de terre frites, chateaubriand for two, & fresh pineapple for desert, will be very nice as milady & I watch Mr. Barack Hussein Obama of Hawaii USA sworn in as the 44th president of our nation.

    For the first time in 9 years we are proud to be American.

    What a joy.

    I'm always proud to (5.00 / 1) (#30)
    by Slado on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:07:46 PM EST
    be an American.  No matter who is president.

    I don't let the government define being an American.  I believe Americans define the government.

    That's just me.


    Hear Hear... (5.00 / 1) (#33)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 02:34:40 PM EST
    proud to be the son of my parents first, a Queens boy second, a NY'er third, and then proud to be an American.

    Sun god help us if the United States Government defined who we are as a people or a nation...then I wouldn't be so proud.  It's almost like our greatness is in spite of the state.  The protests against the wars of the state, against the torture committed by the state, the refuge given to immigrants in spite of the laws of the state, the random acts of kindness between everyday people...these things come to mind when I think of our greatness.


    Bu$h xliii as president shamed me. (none / 0) (#44)
    by wurman on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 06:16:09 PM EST
    I used to travel & work overseas & George W. Bush was an embarrassment to me & to scores of my colleagues.  His illiterate & stupid comments & boorish behavior would make my skin crawl when he was seen on TV or some news story about him would make the front pages of the international press.

    Abu Grahib.


    Both of them go vastly beyond shame & embarrassment & into disgust.  Done in my name by a mewling criminal, it still makes me feel diminished as an American citizen to know that people on our payroll did those things by his orders.

    It appears as if "President" Obama intends to reclaim our good name & worldwide reputation.

    Carl Schurz: "My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right."


    One of my favorite songs in the whole world (none / 0) (#37)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 03:15:14 PM EST
    and I'll eat my lunch by myself if it means that my other choice is George and Laura ;-)  Whoo hoo hoo