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The Guild July 7, 2002 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!!
7-6-2002

Posted on 07/06/2002 7:48:52 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!!

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Biography of President George W. Bush

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.

1 posted on 07/06/2002 7:48:52 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: Billie; mountaineer; Timeout; ClancyJ; daisyscarlett; LBGA; Rheo; retrokitten; whoever; CIApilot; ..
Good Morning!
2 posted on 07/06/2002 7:49:52 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
This is the best Guild thread ever. My gosh, look at all this work. I would have just slapped up a cake and called it a day. Thank you so much, BigWave, this is fantastic. I tip my tiara to you.
3 posted on 07/06/2002 7:55:27 AM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: BigWaveBetty
Absolutely Perfect! Thank you SL.

Happy birthday Mr. President! Good morning Laura.


4 posted on 07/06/2002 8:07:46 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: BigWaveBetty
OH do I love the 4 more years picture!! Fantastic!! Thanks!

Isn't it July 6th?! :o\

5 posted on 07/06/2002 8:24:27 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: BigWaveBetty
SALUTE to you for this great pictoral presentation. Thanks.
6 posted on 07/06/2002 8:31:37 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: BigWaveBetty
FANTASTIC BWB - IT'S BEAUTIFUL!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!

7 posted on 07/06/2002 8:36:47 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun; BigWaveBetty; ohioWfan; All
This from just a few hours ago - starting the day right with dad!


8 posted on 07/06/2002 8:39:51 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: BigWaveBetty
Numbers 6: 24 - 26:

"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!

9 posted on 07/06/2002 8:42:02 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: ohioWfan; Admin Moderator; All
I know thoe W pictures always make you smile, which was my plan all along! mmwwaahhahahaha! Yes it is the 6th.! LOL I got it in my head this morning that the president's birthday was the seventh. Most of the morning was gathering goodies for the now tomorrow thread. When I finally turned on the news I freaked!

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!

10 posted on 07/06/2002 8:42:58 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: anniegetyourgun
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!
11 posted on 07/06/2002 8:43:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: BigWaveBetty
Thanks, what a great treat and collage....

Check out this swing (and the swinger too, hee hee). Is that a great shot or what?...


12 posted on 07/06/2002 8:44:48 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; BigWaveBetty
Upon close inspection, the golf hat for this birthday says El Jefe - Spanish for "the chief" or "the boss".....
13 posted on 07/06/2002 8:45:03 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Nice legs on 41....And W is wearing a hat today that says The Boss in Spanish...
14 posted on 07/06/2002 8:46:23 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: anniegetyourgun
OH, he looks so relaxed and happy! It brings joy to my heart to know that he is enjoying this day with his wonderful family!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
MR. PRESIDENT!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!

15 posted on 07/06/2002 8:48:23 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: daisyscarlett
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yi mg.com/p/rids/20020525/i/10223 32583.2550595703.jpg

He seems to have a twinkle in his eye in all of the pictures, but here's my all time favorite of the lovely couple.
16 posted on 07/06/2002 8:53:06 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs; lodwick
I'm so glad you like it! HLL, you know the morning I've had, so praise from you two means the world to me. And HLL's tiara tip, well please except my courtesy. Next year, you'll have to strap yourselves down to open the page! That is you all let me do it next year, many more of you can do more of the gif stuff and that really helps make it better.

HLL, freepmail coming your way.

17 posted on 07/06/2002 8:53:36 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: hoosiermama
Oh what a nice photo. It is amazing, they ALWAYS are smiling when they are together....and those "sweet nothings" he whispers in her ear from time to time....WOW...
18 posted on 07/06/2002 8:55:34 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: ohioWfan; BigWaveBetty
Thank You, God, for allowing President Bush to be our leader. We ask You to bless him and keep him; to cause Your face to shine upon him and be gracious unto him. Please lift up Your countenance upon him and give him peace. Amen.
19 posted on 07/06/2002 8:56:43 AM PDT by Faith
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To: BigWaveBetty
Happy Birthday W"




20 posted on 07/06/2002 8:58:01 AM PDT by Sungirl
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To: BigWaveBetty; anniegetyourgun; hoosiermama; daisyscarlett; Hillary's Lovely Legs
Hope you don't mind, but I posted my own personal photographs of Walker's Point where our President is spending the weekend here.

I took them just two short weeks ago, and he was NOT there!!
LIFE IS NOT FAIR!!! :o(

21 posted on 07/06/2002 9:00:59 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: BigWaveBetty
W IS CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY WITH FAMILY IN MAINE, AP article
22 posted on 07/06/2002 9:02:49 AM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: Faith
Thank You, God, for allowing President Bush to be our leader

AMEN, Faith! AMEN!!!!

23 posted on 07/06/2002 9:03:20 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: anniegetyourgun; Diver Dave
It was my pleasure! Thank you!
24 posted on 07/06/2002 9:08:57 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!! Many Happy Returns and may God bless you.

Oh, and thanks for the pics BWB.

25 posted on 07/06/2002 9:11:17 AM PDT by mafree
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To: anniegetyourgun
Upon close inspection, the golf hat for this birthday says El Jefe - Spanish for "the chief" or "the boss".....

From the smile on his face I think it's his favorite b-day gift.

26 posted on 07/06/2002 9:11:17 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: daisyscarlett
I don't know anything about golf but you're right, that is a great eye can...er.. uh.. shot! Yea, that's it and his swing is great too...gulp.
27 posted on 07/06/2002 9:15:29 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: hoosiermama
Definitely most everyone's favorite. Makes your heart glow with warmth to know they love each other that much. To love like that I think is God's greatest gift.


28 posted on 07/06/2002 9:20:18 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty; daisyscarlett
Yep, good high follow-through, nice turn. I'd love to play golf with 41 and 43, two guys with real humor who believe in playing a round of golf in as little time as possible!
29 posted on 07/06/2002 9:29:04 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: BigWaveBetty
May I add a few personal contributions to your nostalgia collection?


30 posted on 07/06/2002 9:37:24 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: All
Happy Birthday Mister President BUMP!!
31 posted on 07/06/2002 9:41:18 AM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: ohioWfan
Your drawings are outstanding! And the pictures of Walker's Point were very nice.

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)

32 posted on 07/06/2002 9:46:12 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
What a great opening post! Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
33 posted on 07/06/2002 9:49:16 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: ohioWfan
You drew those?? They are fantastic! I am so jealous! I can hardly draw stick figures. You are really talented!
34 posted on 07/06/2002 9:51:15 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: BigWaveBetty
Thanks!

Which of my 600 favorites shall I post?! LOL!!

35 posted on 07/06/2002 9:52:54 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: retrokitten
Thanks, retro! Yeah, I drew them. The subject inspired me! :o)
36 posted on 07/06/2002 9:53:54 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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President George W. Bush (L) and his father, former president George Bush, drive in a golf cart while playing a round at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine, July 6, 2002. President Bush is celebrating his 56th birthday and spending the weekend at his parent's house. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

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

37 posted on 07/06/2002 9:54:54 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: mafree
Oh, and thanks for the pics BWB.

Glad you enjoyed them mafree! Go Jeb! ;-)

38 posted on 07/06/2002 9:56:48 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty; Faith; mtngrl@vrwc; daisyscarlett; hoosiermama; retrokitten
Speaking of love..............do you think Laura likes being looked at like this after 24 years?! A marriage blessed by God!!


39 posted on 07/06/2002 9:58:19 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: ohioWfan
I know she does, my husband looks at me like that frequently. That's how I know these two really love and respect one another, I see alot of my marriage in theirs, the humor, the sweetness, the tenderness and the admiration and respect they have for one other.


40 posted on 07/06/2002 10:05:50 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: mountaineer
Who says republicans aren't any fun!

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)

41 posted on 07/06/2002 10:08:12 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
I know exactly what you mean, Betty! I could see from the first moment I saw them together that they had a very real, deep love for each other because they looked like my husband and I do together............only they're lots prettier! :o)
42 posted on 07/06/2002 10:08:34 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: BigWaveBetty
Of course we're a lot of fun, and generally without the perceived need for illegal substances (unlike, well, you know). On another note, are the misogynists out today? Threads on men avoiding marriage, and alimony as hidden child support, etc. - gee, you'd think we have a bunch of guys out there who are too immature to handle relationships with women, or something.
43 posted on 07/06/2002 10:12:49 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: BigWaveBetty
This is a different angle on the third pic on #37.

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!"

44 posted on 07/06/2002 10:14:05 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: BigWaveBetty
As long as he doesn't emulate Ken Venturi on a too-fast putt: "Hoe down, hoe down!"
45 posted on 07/06/2002 10:18:42 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: BigWaveBetty
Great pictures BigWaveBetty ..

May I add the one with the Cowboy Boots .. it is too cute for words


46 posted on 07/06/2002 10:20:22 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: mountaineer
Threads on men avoiding marriage, and alimony as hidden child support, etc. - gee, you'd think we have a bunch of guys out there who are too immature to handle relationships with women, or something.

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.

47 posted on 07/06/2002 10:23:41 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Darlin'

MR. PRESIDENT


48 posted on 07/06/2002 10:27:55 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Mo1; mountaineer; Hillary's Lovely Legs; lodwick; Endeavor; daisyscarlett
Awwww, too, too cute! And for comparision lets take a look at how people have family life these days...

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.

Link

Will Billy Bob come to her resuce?

49 posted on 07/06/2002 10:29:16 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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To: mountaineer
I haven't seen that one, think I'll go have a gander.
50 posted on 07/06/2002 10:30:40 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty
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