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President Bush Crashes Bike; Suffers Minor Injuries
http://www.washingtondispatch.com ^ | May 22, 2004 | CK Rairden

Posted on 05/22/2004 8:50:32 PM PDT by miltonim

President Bush took a hard tumble off his bike on Saturday, suffering minor cuts on his chin, upper lip, nose, right hand and both knees.

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Once cleaned up, Mr. Bush was offered a ride from the secret service, but declined instead hopping back on the bike to finish his ride.

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he paused to allow photographers to document the damage.

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John Kerry, who crashed his $8,000 bike earlier this month, told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?' ...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtondispatch.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; kerry; presidentbush; trainingwheels; vkpac; zotinside
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1 posted on 05/22/2004 8:50:37 PM PDT by miltonim
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To: miltonim

Aw, Johnny's gonna be so upset because he didn't get hurt when he fell. He probably feels one upped right about now. Look for him to take another dive soon. GAWD johnnie is such a metrosexual.


2 posted on 05/22/2004 8:57:36 PM PDT by Jaded
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To: miltonim
John Kerry, who crashed his $8,000 bike earlier this month, told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?'...

Wasn't that a trike? Heh heh heh...

3 posted on 05/22/2004 8:58:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: miltonim; Admin Moderator

There's a half-dozen posts on this! Sheesh...


4 posted on 05/22/2004 8:58:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Extremer than any Extremist!!!)
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To: miltonim

That's all we need now, a Gerry Ford moment!


5 posted on 05/22/2004 8:59:01 PM PDT by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: miltonim

Yep the President got more scraps in one fall than the wannabe Kerry got with his three Pruple Hearts.... but in defense of Kerry he was were the shooting was taking place so I want fault him.......


6 posted on 05/22/2004 9:02:51 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: deport
President George Bush waves in Austin, May 22, 2004. Bush suffered minor abrasions after falling off a mountain bike while cycling on his Texas ranch on Saturday, the White House said. The 57-year-old Republican president had cycled 16 miles of a 17-mile afternoon bike course when he toppled over while riding downhill on what the White House described as soil loosened by recent rainfall.  (William Philpott/Reuters)
Sat May 22, 9:14 PM ET
Reuters

President George Bush waves in Austin, May 22, 2004. Bush suffered minor abrasions after falling off a mountain bike while cycling on his Texas ranch on Saturday, the White House said. The 57-year-old Republican president had cycled 16 miles of a 17-mile afternoon bike course when he toppled over while riding downhill on what the White House described as soil loosened by recent rainfall. (William Philpott/Reuters)

U.S. President George W. Bush (news - web sites) smiles as he walks from Marine One in Austin May 22, 2004. Bush suffered minor abrasions after falling off a mountain bike while cycling on his Texas ranch on Saturday, the White House said. The 57-year-old Republican president had cycled 16 miles (25 km) of a 17-mile (27-km) afternoon bike course when he toppled over while riding downhill on what the White House described as soil loosened by recent rainfall. 'He had minor abrasions and scratches on his chin, upper lip, his nose, right hand and both knees,' White House spokesman Trent Duffy told reporters. REUTERS/William Philpott
7 posted on 05/22/2004 9:07:30 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: miltonim
I hate the media. Instead of reporting the "training wheels" comment, this is what AP said at the end of their article:

Told about Bush's mishap, Kerry said, "I hope he's OK. I didn't know the president rode a bike."

They are such dishonest b*stards. So instead of covering Kerry's more newsworthy a**holish comments they report something that makes he seem like something close to a human being.

8 posted on 05/22/2004 9:16:13 PM PDT by ottothedog
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To: miltonim

9 posted on 05/22/2004 9:21:31 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
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To: ottothedog

Controlling the White House is more important than the truth. Therefore, rule #1 is: Don't publish anything that might help President Bush's reelection.


10 posted on 05/22/2004 9:27:42 PM PDT by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: miltonim
Once cleaned up, Mr. Bush was offered a ride from the secret service, but declined instead hopping back on the bike to finish his ride. . .

. . . .and forgot to call them sons of b!tches.

11 posted on 05/22/2004 9:32:25 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: miltonim
This is just a perfect example of why you can't believe anything that comes out of the mainstream media. They will do whatever is necessary to get the story they want to convey across.

I guess I shouldn't be so surprised. They have not reported one postitive story from Iraq, but they have spent the past month rehashing the bad behavior of 7 soldiers.

12 posted on 05/22/2004 9:34:35 PM PDT by ottothedog
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I know. One of them out and out doesn't believe Kerry said it.

She should read the part of the report where it says, "in front of cameras".


13 posted on 05/22/2004 9:44:15 PM PDT by I still care
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To: ottothedog

That's why I posted a blackout media day something has to be done the media not the issues are controlling this election


14 posted on 05/22/2004 9:45:34 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: miltonim

When the President Bush going to stop pandering to gravity?


17 posted on 05/22/2004 10:04:38 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: user8

The media constantly downplayed books on Clinton especially during his reelection.


18 posted on 05/22/2004 10:17:02 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually voted for John Kerry before I voted against him)
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To: user8
why did they spend a year publishing everything about Clinton's Lewinsky episode- didn't seem like they were trying to protect the liberals and hurt the conservatives then They didn't publish everything, and they wouldn't have published anything, but an unknown guy named Drudge broke the story....
19 posted on 05/22/2004 10:18:29 PM PDT by freebilly (Vote Kerry-- 1 Billion Muslims Can't Be Wrong....)
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To: user8
ps, if you're gonna be a Rat troll why not go all the way. I love the smell of zotted troll in the morning.

Smells like... Victory.....

20 posted on 05/22/2004 10:21:39 PM PDT by freebilly (Vote Kerry-- 1 Billion Muslims Can't Be Wrong....)
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To: user8
The media and entertainment personalities always mention klinton's follies with a wink and a nod, letting us know how childish and immature they think those who would dare criticize the wonderful and powerful Oz klinton are. They never mentioned klinton-lewinski with disdain...they mentioned it only while obviously showing contempt for those who thought it was abominable.
21 posted on 05/22/2004 10:44:38 PM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup>
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To: miltonim
did the training wheels fall off?

Puns are for children not for groan men.
22 posted on 05/22/2004 10:45:53 PM PDT by jaykay (Ah, spring, when young men's thoughts turn to their butterfly collections.)
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To: user8
It was too big of a story and it was getting out through the Internet.

An example:
FULL DRUDGE: BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: LEWINSKY PASSED ON THREATS TO TRIPP -- FROM PRESIDENT!

Then, once on of the major media outlets broke a story, the rest would have to follow.
23 posted on 05/22/2004 10:47:12 PM PDT by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: miltonim

on --> one


24 posted on 05/22/2004 10:48:59 PM PDT by miltonim (Fight those who do not believe in Allah. - Koran, Surah IX: 29)
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To: ottothedog

Yeah, they don't call it censorship. It is called selective reporting. That is the reason we don't take the mainstream media serious. They are as bona fide as Air America.


25 posted on 05/22/2004 11:43:09 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: Baynative
The Seratta is a nice bike.

However, I prefer Pinerello.....and the flex of Italian steel beat the 1/2 pound advantage of titanium any day.

Aluminum? Passe.

26 posted on 05/23/2004 1:15:36 AM PDT by Mariner
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To: user8
I'm confused-

Good for you. Admitting a problem is the first step to fixing it.

27 posted on 05/23/2004 2:28:15 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: jaykay
Puns are for children not for groan men.

LOL!

It's actually "grown", not "groan", but in this instance, I think your use of the word "groan" might be right!

Congratulations, you've given us a new term to describe Kerry; he's a "groan man."

28 posted on 05/23/2004 2:30:54 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: miltonim
"John Kerry, who crashed his $8,000 bike earlier this month, told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?' ..."

Bush Response,,,,"Well, I don't think it's serious enough to warrant a purple heart!"...

29 posted on 05/23/2004 4:11:47 AM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CWOJackson

Pandering to gravity! I love it! I think he is pandering to the tort lawyer group who are surely planning to sue the rocks.


30 posted on 05/23/2004 4:40:36 AM PDT by cajungirl (<i>swing low, sweet limousine, comin' fer to Kerry me hoooommmee</i>)
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To: dawn53

I think his use of groan was a pun and a damn fine one. I am going to refer to John Kerry as a groan man from now on.


31 posted on 05/23/2004 4:42:56 AM PDT by cajungirl (<i>swing low, sweet limousine, comin' fer to Kerry me hoooommmee</i>)
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To: miltonim

Well the reason Kerry falls so much, such as when he had his "knarly spill dude" off his ski-board (and cursed out the lowly secret service dude)and his bike, is because he`s too top heavy. I mean look at that noggin, do they have to call carpenters to cut extra space in the frame when he walks through a door?


32 posted on 05/23/2004 5:31:44 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

My God, I think Kerry looks more French in that picture than Jacques Ch-Iraq.


33 posted on 05/23/2004 5:36:18 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: mhking; MeekOneGOP

Troll alert!

Nothing like zotting and bagging a troll on Sunday Morning before Church.


34 posted on 05/23/2004 5:44:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (What left wing lies of the media, the DNC and foreign enemies will we expose today?)
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To: ottothedog
Tell me about it, can you imagine if Bush said half the stuff Kerry said? For some reason Democrats seem to think it`s ok to curse out the people who protect them, such as secret service agents (see Hillary as well as Kerry) firemen, cops, and our own military. Lets also not forget that in the last election, Al Gore wanted to get overseas ballots from our military disqualified, yet complained about felons not being able to vote by bringing down Jesse Jackson to protest and cause a ruckus about "blacks being turned away from the polls" rather than tell the truth that convicted felons are not allowed to vote by law. (It says a lot when democrats trust convicted felons more to vote for them than our own military) They are truly the mutts of the mutts, just an absolute pox on this country. We are at war and they are actually fighting against us. Why they are even being considered to lead this country, is something I will never understand in a million years. I equate it to us fighting the Nazis in WW2 and Nazi sympathizers actually being considered to lead the USA in the next election. What`s wrong with this picture?
35 posted on 05/23/2004 5:52:02 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: Grampa Dave; user8; 4mycountry; Fierce Allegiance; TheBigB; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; ...
Troll alert!
Nothing like zotting and bagging a troll on Sunday Morning before Church.

Viking Kittens - Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song


36 posted on 05/23/2004 5:57:42 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: user8; MeekOneGOP

37 posted on 05/23/2004 7:03:04 AM PDT by 4mycountry ("Completely concretely" - - That's "the power of the 'Freeper'.")
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To: user8; Zavien Doombringer; 4mycountry; Constitution Day; VRWCmember; Poohbah; dighton; ...
I'm confused- if the media is so liberal, why did they spend a year publishing everything about Clinton's Lewinsky episode- didn't seem like they were trying to protect the liberals and hurt the conservatives then.

Were you born this clueless, or did you have to work at it?


38 posted on 05/23/2004 7:59:59 AM PDT by mhking (Don't wait for the translation, ANSWER ME NOW!)
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To: user8

sure it did, DUhmmie: It distracted the public from Clinton's innumerable real crimes and kept him from being booted from office in disgrace, arrested, tried for high treason, and hanged.


39 posted on 05/23/2004 10:18:02 AM PDT by King Prout (the difference between "trained intellect" and "indoctrinated intellectual" is an Abyssal gulf)
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To: user8

The media spent the time on Lewinsky trying to convince everyone that it was just about "sex" and not that there was any wrong doing.

John


40 posted on 05/23/2004 10:32:59 AM PDT by John_7Diamonds
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To: John_7Diamonds; DollyCali
Matt Drudge is reporting that presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry, who crashed his $8,000 bike earlier this month, told reporters in front of cameras, 'Did the training wheels fall off?' According to Drudge, reporters are now debating whether to treat the alleged comment as on or off the record.

From the article.....And if it were a Republican that made that comment, would the media waste one second in deciding whether to put it on the record?

PING

41 posted on 05/23/2004 11:40:31 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (sKerry is a sKunk!!)
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To: Baynative

I had noted that also before... Serry's are really nice bikes. I would LOVE one! Campy components and all!


42 posted on 05/23/2004 12:22:50 PM PDT by DollyCali ("What happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas". Laura Bush to Jay Leno May 2004)
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To: user8

The media did NOT think 42's personal life was such a big deal... why it was just sex, afterall... & of course it was okay to cover up so the dear Mrs. C would not find out... garbage.


He was almost a hero for being such a hunk that attracks the chicks mentality


43 posted on 05/23/2004 12:25:34 PM PDT by DollyCali ("What happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas". Laura Bush to Jay Leno May 2004)
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To: prairiebreeze

thanks for ping prairie.

Our dear pres has now joined the "road rash" group ..and he may have been a member before.

It is a badge of toughness!


44 posted on 05/23/2004 12:27:13 PM PDT by DollyCali ("What happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas". Laura Bush to Jay Leno May 2004)
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To: Baynative
another thought on multiple ser's... I have noted that most people who can afford one Serrota can usually afford many... I have an acquaintance with 5 Lightspeeds. Most of us would go crazy silly for ONE!
45 posted on 05/23/2004 12:32:24 PM PDT by DollyCali ("What happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas". Laura Bush to Jay Leno May 2004)
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To: stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims
Well the reason Kerry falls so much, such as when he had his "knarly spill dude" off his ski-board (and cursed out the lowly secret service dude)and his bike, is because he`s too top heavy. I mean look at that noggin, do they have to call carpenters to cut extra space in the frame when he walks through a door?


46 posted on 05/23/2004 1:15:22 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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To: King Prout
Roger that!

PS: Perhaps the newbie is here to learn?

47 posted on 05/23/2004 1:19:45 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Any day you wake up is a good day.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

True Believers can never learn - they are caught up in an endless and bovine recapitulation of what they already admire about themselves.


48 posted on 05/23/2004 1:42:24 PM PDT by King Prout (the difference between "trained intellect" and "indoctrinated intellectual" is an Abyssal gulf)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

HA HA!! He looks JUST like an Easter island head! ha ha!


49 posted on 05/23/2004 1:59:19 PM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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