Skip to comments.The Guild July 7, 2002 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!!
Posted on 07/06/2002 7:48:52 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. Formerly the 46th Governor of the State of Texas, President Bush has earned a reputation as a compassionate conservative who shapes policy based on the principles of limited government, personal responsibility, strong families and local control.
President Bush was born July 6, 1946, and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard before beginning his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975, working in the energy industry until 1986. After working on his father's successful 1988 presidential campaign, he assembled the group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989.
He served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote. In an historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms on November 3, 1998, winning 68.6 percent of the vote.
President Bush is pursuing the same common-sense approach and bipartisan spirit that he used in Texas. He has proposed bold initiatives to ensure that America's prosperity has a purpose. He has also addressed improving our nation's public schools by strengthening local control and insisting on accountability; reducing taxes on all taxpayers, especially for those Americans on the fringes of poverty; strengthening the military with better pay, better planning, and better equipment; saving and strengthening Social Security and Medicare by providing seniors with more options; and ushering in the responsibility era in America.
President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, a former teacher and librarian, and they have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, who are college students. The Bush family also includes their dogs, Spot and Barney, and a cat, India.
Isn't it July 6th?! :o\
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!
"May the Lord bless you and keep you;
May the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
May the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace."
God bless President Bush and direct his way and paths. Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
So I got busy with what I wanted to do and apparently the 7th was stuck in there. groan! Can the admin. mod. fix it? Do you have any pull with the admin. moderator? Please ask for them to spare me this embarrassment, I would be for ever grateful!
Admin. Moderator would you please be so kind to change the title of this thread with the correct date? Thank you!
Check out this swing (and the swinger too, hee hee). Is that a great shot or what?...
HLL, freepmail coming your way.
I took them just two short weeks ago, and he was NOT there!!
LIFE IS NOT FAIR!!! :o(
AMEN, Faith! AMEN!!!!
Oh, and thanks for the pics BWB.
From the smile on his face I think it's his favorite b-day gift.
Let's start posting our favorites. This is from the 5th:
President George W. Bush holds his dog as he and first lady Laura Bush walk towards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, July 5, 2002. The first couple will travel to Kennebunkport, Maine, to spend the weekend at his parent's estate. (Larry Downing/Reuters)
Which of my 600 favorites shall I post?! LOL!!
U.S. President George W. Bush watches his putt go wide of the hole as he golfs with his father, former President George H. W. Bush, while on vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine July 6, 2002. Today is President Bush's 56th birthday. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
.S. President George W. Bush (R) bends back as he watches a putt from his father, former President George H.W. Bush (L), while on vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, July 6, 2002. Today is President Bush's 56th birthday. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Glad you enjoyed them mafree! Go Jeb! ;-)
Supporters celebrate President Bush's birthday a day early, Friday, July 5, 2002 as he departs the White House, in Washington. Bush heads to Maine, where he will vacation and celebrate his birthday, Saturday, with family. (AP Photo/Kenneth Lambert)
President George W. Bush leans and bends urging along a putt by his father, former-President Bush, during a golf outing at the Cape Arundel Golf Club near the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Saturday, July 6, 2002. The president is celebrating his 56th birthday today with his family. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GWB: "Come on you rascal!"
May I add the one with the Cowboy Boots .. it is too cute for words
I noticed that, too. It's a shame. I am so glad that there is a Guild as a kind of safe (and fun!) harbor.
July 6, 2002 -- Did Angelina buy her baby?
SHE busted up the screen as video game vixen Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider," but Angelina Jolie might soon be better known as the "womb raider."
The star and her husband, Billy Bob Thornton, are at the center of a bizarre alleged baby-selling racket involving their adopted Cambodian son, Maddox, and a Hawaiian-born former hula dancer, Lauryn Galindo.
Dr. Kek Galabru, head of the Cambodian human rights agency Licadho, claims that baby Maddox was not adopted, but purchased.
Galindo, who acts as a go-between for American couples and Cambodian "orphans," charges an average of $9,000 per adoption (news reports have placed the fee paid by Thornton and Jolie as high as $230,000). But child welfare activists say impoverished mothers are often paid to hand over their infants - with Maddox going to Galindo for an estimated $100.
"I am certain that this child was not a real orphan and was not abandoned," Galabru told the Sydney Morning Herald. "There are a lot of desperate parents who are willing to sell their children, and some do it for as little as $50."
Maddox, nicknamed "Madness" by his doting parents, was adopted on March 11. "We visited an orphanage in Cambodia and met a little boy we felt a connection to and that we wanted to be our son," the Oscar-winning couple said in a statement at the time.
But they quickly ran into legal trouble. The U.S. government banned adoption of Cambodian children by Americans last December, in response to concerns over baby-selling rings. But Galindo, who delivered Maddox to Jolie while she was filming in Africa, organized a visa exemption for the child, who now lives with his new parents in Los Angeles. So far, 18 visa exemptions have been granted for U.S. couples, with hundreds more pending.
The attractive, raven-haired Galindo is a colorful figure in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, where she still sometimes dresses up to give displays of hula dancing from her native Hawaii.
She admits that about half her fee is paid under the table to government officials - as "tips," not bribes. "It's fine because these guys can't live on their salaries," she told the Cambodia Daily. "I'm really happy to share the wealth."
Jolie said she hired private investigators to ensure her son really was an orphan. But Galabru's allegations are embarrassing for the actress, who has served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Galabru claims to have a raft of evidence against Galindo, including testimony by a woman who says she was offered $700 by the hula hustler for three of her children.
Will Billy Bob come to her resuce?
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