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A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 6/8/04
yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov | 6/8/04

Posted on 06/08/2004 6:34:20 PM PDT by rintense

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To: DrDeb

I was surfing the tube and came across a segment of how the Brooks Bothers company make their ties, anyway to my surprise they showed a beautiful soft blue material which is very popular called The BUSH BLUE after the president...I was stunned that they let that be mentioned on the show! The owner said that that is one of the most popular ties! God BLESS our President and our Military. God's continual comfort for the Reagan family!


151 posted on 06/08/2004 8:37:27 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Miss Marple
Sean had Ralls on his radio show this afternoon. That was enough for me! I couldn't stand to listen to him again tonight and turned it off.

Michael Reagan's comments on Hannity tonight brought tears. I've heard Michael before talk about how much he loved, respected, and appreciated all that Ronald Reagan did for him by taking him into his family and rearing him as his own. So heart-warming and heart-breaking at the same time.
152 posted on 06/08/2004 8:38:20 PM PDT by Humal
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To: CyberAnt
What most cannot see going on in Iraq is the progress.

The progress our troops have made in Iraq is unmatched in history. Our Press has refused to report it, but that doesn't make it not so. It was just 14 months ago when our troops entered Baghdad and pulled down the statue of Saddam from Baghdad Square. It was just 13 moths and 67 days since President George W. Bush said major combat was over after landing on the Carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln.

Since then, we have seen the transformation of a nation of brutalized people who have never known liberty or justice, in the shortest time in the history of warfare. These are facts, and they're undeniable. No matter how much or how long the Liberals wring their hands, We are witnessing history in the making in the Middle East, and it's the vision of George W. Bush that gave birth to it, and it's the conviction of George W. Bush that will see it through

153 posted on 06/08/2004 8:41:18 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Dubya Loves his Country and All Who Defends Her, While the Democrats Jeopardize it for Legal Tender)
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To: DollyCali

There was a muscleshirt and shorts pic. posted some time ago; the Pres. was playing wtih Barney.

I hope you have "fun" in DC--I assume you're going to pay your respects to Pres. Reagan. Perhaps "fun" isnt' the right word; stay safe, and be sure to tell us all about it!

RE: honeymoons--the Pres. and Laura either went to Mexico for a short one or spent it campaigning--I've seen different accounts. I don't know about 41.


154 posted on 06/08/2004 8:42:35 PM PDT by homemom (Sometimes we do things because the short-term reward is more powerful than the long-term penalty.)
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To: texasflower

You're right - it means .. I'm speaking from my heart .. or the center of my being.


155 posted on 06/08/2004 8:42:40 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: MJY1288

Correction: "13 months and 7 days ago"


156 posted on 06/08/2004 8:43:06 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Dubya Loves his Country and All Who Defends Her, While the Democrats Jeopardize it for Legal Tender)
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To: admiralsn

***GWB: "OK, bub, move it along. You've smelled her hand long enough."***

LOL!


157 posted on 06/08/2004 8:44:24 PM PDT by homemom (Sometimes we do things because the short-term reward is more powerful than the long-term penalty.)
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To: rintense; All

Good evening Daily dosers

BTW yess it is true John Kerry cut in line

What a moron at Reagan library in view of mourners that known fact that mainstream media is not telling you but local LA media is

Remember I am from SO CAL

Rackkkkkk Dubya with Japanese PM

Did you hear Clinton throw Diva fit because he wasn't inviated to euolgoy to Reagan

GOOD


158 posted on 06/08/2004 8:44:28 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Miss Marple
I think the Japanese PM has a crush on Laura.

I've always thought Putin had a crush on her. In fact, all of the men stare at her. Of course, she puts all the other ladies to shame, re appearance.

BTW I wonder what they're pointing everyone toward?

159 posted on 06/08/2004 8:46:27 PM PDT by GOP-Pat
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To: admiralsn

***Laura: "Well, Cherie, I tell you, there is no secret. They're just plain ol' normal American teeth. Of course, I brush them every day."***

LOL!

There's another picture of her greeting Cherie with this same weird look on her face. I think the camera just catches them at the wrong moment, because the two ladies--the four of them, for that matter--seem to get along just fine.


160 posted on 06/08/2004 8:46:50 PM PDT by homemom (Sometimes we do things because the short-term reward is more powerful than the long-term penalty.)
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To: DollyCali

***taking kids, teaching them, showing by EXAMPLE

not leaving them at home with cartoons, video games, crap on internet (unless they are profoundly mature & are FREEPERS)***

EXACTLY!


161 posted on 06/08/2004 8:48:04 PM PDT by homemom (Sometimes we do things because the short-term reward is more powerful than the long-term penalty.)
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To: admiralsn

GREAT CAPTIONS!

You are quite full of it tonight, aren't you? :-)


162 posted on 06/08/2004 8:49:39 PM PDT by homemom (Sometimes we do things because the short-term reward is more powerful than the long-term penalty.)
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To: CyberAnt

Thank you. That is certainly what it conveyed to me.


163 posted on 06/08/2004 8:52:26 PM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: RoseofTexas

That reminded me of a crayola article recently. They asked President Bush to pick his favorite crayon color.

He chose "blue bell".


164 posted on 06/08/2004 8:57:01 PM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: NordP
"First Ladies' Club" Car???

LOL!
165 posted on 06/08/2004 8:58:54 PM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: SevenofNine

I heard about Clinton's fit. What a jerk.

Did you go to the library?


166 posted on 06/08/2004 9:01:42 PM PDT by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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To: All

I just spent 25 minutes composing a Polling Update only to have my system shut down unexpectedly, taking the report with it. *)&)W&)&)(&*)<??<?</!!

I'll try to post the update sometime tomorrow morning!

Night all!!!


167 posted on 06/08/2004 9:08:25 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: homemom

I'm always full of it. Ask around.


168 posted on 06/08/2004 9:12:36 PM PDT by admiralsn (-|- This world was a much better place because Ronald Reagan was in it. -|-)
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To: WaterDragon; Wphile; ohioWfan; Brad's Gramma; mrs tiggywinkle; Howlin; ladyinred; NordP; ...
Ecclesiastes 7

1 A good name is better than precious ointment,
        And the day of death than the day of one's birth;
        2Better to go to the house of mourning
        Than to go to the house of feasting,
        For that is the end of all men;
        And the living will take it to heart.
        3Sorrow is better than laughter,
        For by a sad countenance the heart is made better.
        4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
        But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

        5It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise
        Than for a man to hear the song of fools.
        6For like the crackling of thorns under a pot,
        So is the laughter of the fool.
        This also is vanity.
        7Surely oppression destroys a wise man's reason,
        And a bribe debases the heart.

        8The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
        The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
        9Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry,
        For anger rests in the bosom of fools.
        10Do not say,
        "Why were the former days better than these?"
        For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.

        11Wisdom is good with an inheritance,
        And profitable to those who see the sun.
        12For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense,
        But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.


Please remember the following members of the military and their families/friends in prayer:

~ Gogranny ..... grandson Jarrett, deployed
~ Inspectorette ..... son Eric
~ LBGA ..... son is deployed
~ Slip18 ..... nephew is aboard ship - active duty USN
~ Himyar ..... son Robert
~ mrs tiggywinkle ….. nephew Michael is in the Navy
~ milagro ….. son is deployed in the Mid-East
~ Jewels1091 ….. friend of daughter … Chris (Navy)
~ from hoosiermama …
…..… Shanty & Josh (husband & wife just deployed separately)
…..… Bill and Bill (both military academy grads)
…..(when you teach, they're all your kids)
~ zlala ….. brother is deploying to the Mid-East
~ Pippin ….. niece in the Air Force …. nephew in the Army stationed in the Far East
~ WomanofStandard ….. a dear friend's sons, Troy (Air Force) in Italy and Tyler (Army) at Ft. Bragg, NC
~ kemathen7 ….. boyfriend, John (AirForce)
~ Warriormom ….. CIA agents whose plane crashed and may have been kidnapped in Colombia
~ Freeper Per-Ling ….. active duty in the Navy ….. has a wife and 2-year-old
~ brand new Freeper leenie312 ….. son Nicholas is in the Marines
~ rintense .…. friend's brother, Brian Z.
…..… friend, Matt (who is a Freeper), deployed to the Mid-East
~ AF_Blue ….. active-duty AF
~ stand 4 something ….. husband Mike AND son Scott, (both Air National Guard) deployed to the Mid-East
~ JulieRNR21 ….. a friend's grandson, Wesley in the USAF
~ TigerCap ….. co-worker, Kevin, Marine Reservist deployed to Kuwait
~ bigeasy ….. friend’s husband is deployed ….. he asks for prayer for justice, wisdom, swift return home
~ brand new Freeper fc2tomschermuly (Navy), who just signed up today to thank us for supporting the military
~ EuroFrog ….. husband, SSG Mike, deployed to Kuwait
….. SSG Kris, friend of SSG Mike in Kuwait
~ whoever ….. son Adam, on a Navy ship in a “hot zone” … he’s a single father (a widower) with a 10 y/o daughter
~ annyokie ….. son, Ian (Navy)
~ IncPen ….. Sarah (who was IncPen’s maid of honor at her wedding), Air Force flight nurse, just landed in Kuwait
….. friend’s son Matt is in Kuwait
….. brother in law Paul is awaiting deployment
~ TruthNtegrity ….. cousin's son, Andy, is an Ensign, USN
~ RoseofTexas ….. the son of a friend, Leo, an MP in Kuwait
~ baseballmom ….. brother's brother-in-law, Chris, USAF Blackhawk pilot, now operating in Iraq
~ goodnesswins ….. neighbor’s husband, Bruce, flying C-17's from Germany to Iraq
~ azGOPgal’s friend’s friend, Jeremy who is in the 10th Mountain Division
~ Warriormom requests prayer for April, a young, single mom de-mining the waters in the gulf
~ FresnoArmyBrat ….. a cousin
~ Jim Robinson ….. two nephews
~ Marysecretary ….. grand-nephew, Paul, who is in Iraq
~ tinacart ….. best friend's son, Cody - 4th Infantry
~ DallasDeb ….. niece in Army, posted to Kuwait, may be repairing comm equipment in Iraq
~ Texas Princess ….. nephew Roland, (Air Force)
~ hoosiermama ….. Callie, in Iraq; Dawn's brother ??? and George in a tank somewhere
….. … one of our teachers Dan, working stateside to help "process" military and supplies
~ bigghurtt ….. 5 years in the Army, soon-to-be Special Forces
~ STARWISE ….. friend Carol’s son-in-law Jeff … in Iraq as an MP
~ the family of Staff Sgt. Steven Mitchell, who lost their home in a fire while he was serving in Iraq … pray for their injuries received in the fire to heal, especially his 2-year-old daughter, Maddie, who was badly burned
~ JulieRNR21 ..... friend Betty's grandson, Matt, in US Army
~ Scott Speicher from Desert Storm
~ McLynnan ….. Seth, closest friend’s son-in-law, deploying to Iraq
~ PhiKapMom’s daughter, Jennifer, U. S. Navy
~ BonnieJ ….. cousin Doug (Army) is in Baghdad
~ RoseofTexas ….. cousin's son Mark, 20 years old ….. he is in the heart of Baghdad
….. … brother's retirement ceremony (John) is set for Oct. 3rd. Please pray for post-retirement plans.
~ the families who mourn for their fallen heroes
~ healing for the injured
~ Cate ….. son David, in Iraq since June with the 4th ID
~ ladyinred ….. Josh, newly deployed to Iraq
….. Also, Josh's sister Pamela
….. their mother now has 2 children over there and one who has just returned home
~ JulieRNR21 ….. J.C., now serving in US Army in Iraq
~ TruthNtegrity, mystery-ak …. .complete healing for the surviving crew and passengers of the downed Chinooks on Nov. 2nd, and Nov. 25th in Iraq.
~ ntnychik ….. the members of the 10th Mountain Division (which will be in Iraq for the long haul) and their families
~ Pan_Yan & Pan_Yans Wife ….. friend, Mike, stateside now but expects to go back to Iraq in late winter
~ Jewels1091 ….. Nick (friend of youngest daughter) going to Iraq for 18 months
~ SunflowerGal ….. grandson Daryl has just been deployed to South Africa ….. SG asks for prayers for his safety and for an ever-growing close walk with the Lord
~ MS.BEHAVIN ….. friend's son-in-law, Scott, has been deployed to Iraq … his wife Tammy had recently lost a baby boy when she was 5 months along
~ hoosier_RW_conspirator ….. son Jake left for Basic Training on February 9 ... hopes to eventually qualify for Special Forces
~ Happy2BMe ….. son Aaron has just left for a year in Iraq
~ LKR59 ….. eldest nephew, Robert, went over to Iraq in Dec., right in Mosul, in the thick of things
~ GretchenM ….. son of dear friends, Silas (Army), serving in Germany currently, is interviewing for positions for when he leaves the service in October. He asks for prayer for the right doors to open.
~ baseballmom ….. friend’s nephew, Thomas (Navy), just deployed
~ RoseofTexas ….. Shannon G. -serving in the US Army in Iraq
~ TruthNtegrity ….. Jaime Bravo, USMC. He re-upped, not expecting to go back to Iraq … and was sent back for a 2nd tour of duty. Please pray for his peace of mind about this.
~ Jaguar Girl ….. nephew Jimmy is serving in the Air Force
~ jtill ….. friend's son, George (Marines), stationed in Iraq. Please pray for his mother Theresa also.
~ Blue Scourge ….. a Freeper who will be enlisting in the Air Force in May and asks for prayers for guidance
~ hoosierpearl ….. friend Robert, deployed to Afghanistan in March. He has three small children and a wife at home and has a particularly dangerous job
~ WVNan ….. John, the son of a friend, a Marine, probably in Fallujah now .
~ Lunatic Fringe ….. brother deployed with the 2/7 Cavalry
~ Lunatic Fringe ….. best friend from high school, deployed with the 1/7 Field Artillery
~ ODC-GIRL ... part of her unit is in Iraq
~ Jaguar Girl ….. her cousin, Peter (Marines), has just been deployed to Iraq
~ Freeper Joe Boucher's nephew has succumbed to his serious injuries sustained while fighting in Iraq on 4/6/04. Prayers of gratitude for a life lived valiantly and of condolence for his family. May God give them courage and strength for the days ahead!
~ Keith Matthew Maupin, the soldier who has been taken hostage. Prayers for his well-being and for his safe release and for strength and courage for his family.
~ TejasRose ….. Candice, daughter of a close friend, is serving with the Army in Iraq
~ alaska-sgt ….. asks for prayers for himself, his brother, and his brother-in-law, all members of the US Air Force
~ mike1sg and mystery-ak …. Prayers of thanksgiving for Mike's homecoming and prayers for the safe return of his "boys" soon.
~ Tamsey asks for prayers for the family (parents, brother, two toddler daughters) of Michael Pernaselli, one of the sailors who lost his life in April.
~ WVNan ….. lurker Kathey's son, Brian (U.S. Army)
~ Severa ….. husband (FR screen name Hostel), USN Submariner, is home, at least for a while!
~ CyberAnt ….. nephew Jody … will be going to Japan in early June.
~ Pippin ….. nephew's fiance who is also stationed in the Far East. (USArmy)

* ~ Kewlhand Tek, a FReeper, is currently serving in Iraq
* ~ bethelgrad, a FReeper, who is leaving for Rhode Island to train this summer as a Navy Chaplain. He especially asks for prayers for his wife and 2 young sons while he is gone.
* ~ notpoliticallycorewrecked ….. CD (Marines) has returned to (light) active duty while his wounds continue to heal. Prayers for his continued recuperaton!

* denotes change to the list (an addition or sometimes, thankfully, someone who has come home safely)




(Please FReepmail me with changes to the list because I may miss any pings. Thanks.)
169 posted on 06/08/2004 9:17:52 PM PDT by kayak (In Memoriam ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan ~ 1911-2004)
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To: SoCalPol
Sending a priest to the UN as our ambassador. How fitting. He should wear his robes - drive 'em further nuts.
170 posted on 06/08/2004 9:32:48 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: MJY1288
The one big difference, in my view. Reagan came from out of seemingly nowhere - by the strength of his mind and spirit.

He did not have extensive inside experience of the White House or Washington prior to becoming President. Some 16 years earlier, he had already set forth his vision, fully formed in A Time for Choosing Speech, at Goldwater's convention in 1964:

On the other hand, W.'s father had been a Washington insider all of W's life, and W got to see up close both the 8 years of Reagan's Presidency, and the 4 years of his father's.

Both of them, Reagan and W., are cut from similar cloth. Reagan gets my first vote, for the stunning boldness of his vision.

I'm sure W. owes much to Reagan, as we all owe much to both of these fine men.

171 posted on 06/08/2004 9:49:34 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Agreed, Good point


172 posted on 06/08/2004 9:56:29 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Dubya Loves his Country and All Who Defends Her, While the Democrats Jeopardize it for Legal Tender)
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To: MJY1288
I couldn't figure out from reading this - did you imagine Laura, or George, saying that?
173 posted on 06/08/2004 10:02:39 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: DrDeb
That sounds frustrating - my condolences.
174 posted on 06/08/2004 10:04:47 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: ThePythonicCow

I was commenting about the look on Dubya's face :-)


175 posted on 06/08/2004 10:05:43 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Dubya Loves his Country and All Who Defends Her, While the Democrats Jeopardize it for Legal Tender)
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To: MJY1288

And .. both blessed with wonderful wives they adore(d), who placed the wellbeing of their men FIRST.


176 posted on 06/08/2004 10:14:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (Prayer is miraculous. Pray for those in need + please pray for our brave and vigilant military.)
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To: rintense

Cute first pic.

I don't know if any of you saw Hannity and Colmes, but I just wanted to jump through that screen and beat this pompous @$$ over the head with his very own sick and vicsious words. I could not believe his obvious hatred and lack or respect. I give props to Sean Hannity for staying as collected as he did. If I was Sean, that man would not be living to see Reagan's funeral service on Friday.

I sure hope Michael or Nancy Reagan (or any of the Reagans) saw that segment. They are both very protective of President Reagan, and I can't imagine how their hearts would just ache to hear such hatred.

I was so furious, but these pictures of the President and First Lady are a nice calming treat. Thanks.


177 posted on 06/08/2004 10:15:08 PM PDT by azGOPgal (God Bless Ronald Wilson Regan 1911-2004)
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To: Miss Marple
Well, he said that President Bush won't deserve a state funeral because he wasn't elected, and he said Reagan is burning in hell because of AIDS deaths. Lots more, but that should give you a taste.

I was watching that as well and all I could think was What a pathetic person he was. He has so much hate inside him he is to be pitied. I got sick in my stomach just listening to the vile remarks coming out of his mouth. He must be a very unhappy soul.

178 posted on 06/08/2004 10:18:38 PM PDT by Texas Mom
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To: NordP

Wouldn't you love to go for a ride in that golf cart? I love it.


179 posted on 06/08/2004 10:19:09 PM PDT by hoosierpearl (He made a difference. RWR 1911-2004)
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To: ThePythonicCow
Reagan gets my first vote, for the stunning boldness of his vision.

Bush's vision of bringing democracy to the Middle East is every bit as stunning and bold as Reagan's vision for the End of Communism.

180 posted on 06/08/2004 10:23:10 PM PDT by AHerald
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To: MJY1288
I think Peggy Noonan was quite correct. "By Friday night, THE LEFT IS GOING TO EXPLODE"

My husband was saying the same thing all night tonight!

181 posted on 06/08/2004 10:25:49 PM PDT by nutmeg (God bless President Ronald Reagan)
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To: homemom
What fools the Dems. made of themselves today

What did they do?

182 posted on 06/08/2004 10:27:40 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: ThePythonicCow
Oh, and one more on the Bush v Reagan "vision thing" ... On the domestic political front, it could be argued that Bush's vision for the future of Social Security is bolder and more visionary than anything Reagan proposed. Even he didn't have the stomach to touch the Third Rail of American politics.

They're both unique and visionary leaders.

183 posted on 06/08/2004 10:28:08 PM PDT by AHerald
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To: MJY1288; rintense

No cable; what did Ted Rahl or whatever his name is say / do?


184 posted on 06/08/2004 10:33:00 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: texasflower; All

NOO I been working alot hours
So I can't get it I am going be home tonight watch the funeral and had Friday off because some companies in Cali are giving employees day off

SO I am one few lucky one

COOL


185 posted on 06/08/2004 10:35:00 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody , in it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: rintense
Thanks for the dose, rin.

Laura reacts to Cherie like to no other world leader's wife, or any other lady. I wonder what has made their friendship so special.

Look at that girlish waist on Mrs. Bush!


186 posted on 06/08/2004 10:36:29 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: AHerald
Good points. Thanks.


187 posted on 06/08/2004 10:38:55 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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"I really don't know if there's room to dance here, Tony!"


188 posted on 06/08/2004 10:40:45 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: Miss Marple
Mrs. Putin, bless her, needs a fashion consultant.

Indeed. And black, in Georgia, in June?

189 posted on 06/08/2004 10:43:27 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: ThePythonicCow; MJY1288; All

I really appreciate your feelings and remembrances of President Reagan. I was born in 83 so everything that I know about Reagan's time in office is from books and television. But to hear you guys explain from your own experiences Ronald Reagan, I almsot feel as if I was politically aware during that time.

I sometimes wish that I was a bit older during Reagan's admin but per Kayak's choice of scripture I know to be thankful for at least having the opportunity of seeing our nation pay tribute to such a wonderful man and great leader.

Thank you for sharing with us your recollections of President Reagan.


190 posted on 06/08/2004 10:46:13 PM PDT by azGOPgal (God Bless Ronald Wilson Regan 1911-2004)
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To: homemom
RE: honeymoons--the Pres. and Laura either went to Mexico for a short one or spent it campaigning--I've seen different accounts.

They went to Mexico and then spent the rest of their honeymoon campaigning.

191 posted on 06/08/2004 11:00:11 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: azGOPgal
In my case, not really recollections. I went from being an activist N.O.W. member, marching for the ERA, in the 1970's, to complete abstinence from politics in the 1980's (serious computer nerd ...).

I've only been paying attention again for the last few years. I hardly knew Carter or Reagan or Bush Sr.

Now Mike - I hear tell he has been paying attention for quite a while ...

192 posted on 06/08/2004 11:02:57 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: azGOPgal

I think you might enjoy this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1150247/posts

"WORDS OF HOPE for AMERICA because of RONALD REAGAN"


193 posted on 06/08/2004 11:13:20 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: azGOPgal; ThePythonicCow
If you've seen the movie Miracle, it gives a good sense of the feeling of malaise and defeatism that characterized the Carter years ... long lines to buy gas, the Iran hostage situation, his not allowing the American team to participate in the Moscow Olympics, double-digit inflation, his 'advice' to turn the heat down and wear more sweaters in order to conserve energy, etc., etc., etc. It was, indeed, a new day dawning when Ronald Reagan took office. He inspired with his optimism, his belief in the inherent goodness of the American people, his faith that tomorrow held yet more promise than today. His Presidency was like throwing off a heavy blanket of doom and gloom and suddenly seeing the sunshine again.
194 posted on 06/08/2004 11:13:44 PM PDT by kayak (In Memoriam ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan ~ 1911-2004)
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To: GretchenM
There's more about Ted Rall on the thread Political Cartoonist Defends Anti-Reagan Web Titade (Terrorist Apologist Rall Squirming, Now...). Or you can search for "Ted Rall" and find his web page. I refuse to provide the link here.
195 posted on 06/08/2004 11:17:16 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (I was humble, before I was born. -- J Frondeur Kerry)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Thanks for the research. I thoroughly admire your restraint in not putting the link here.


196 posted on 06/08/2004 11:20:49 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: ThePythonicCow; GretchenM; kayak

Growing up through the Clinton years and thankfully the Bush 43 years, I can kind of get a sense of what you are talking about. To live through so many years with a president who disrespected the office and did more harm than good -- it was like a sigh of relief when Bush was elected. I don't know if this is comparable to how people felt when Reagan beat out Carter, but from what I've read, and from Reagan's margin of victory, this seems to be the case.

It just amazes me the inspiring words I hear from people about Ronald Reagan. Granted, the leftist media will always be out their spewing their junk, but to see, read, and hear a vast majority of love and respect at this time is juat a testiment to Reagan. He loved and respected the American citizens, and now it's out turn to recipricate the love and respect.

I know that Conservatives are able to draw the similarties between Reagan and Bush. I just hope that more people are able to recognize these similarities and actually acknowledge them.


197 posted on 06/08/2004 11:22:32 PM PDT by azGOPgal (God Bless Ronald Wilson Regan 1911-2004)
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Wes Pruden weighs in on the Ted Rall mess.

The Washington Times
www.washingtontimes.com

The virulent venom of frustrated rage
By Wesley Pruden
Published June 8, 2004

The lot of the no-account eastcoast libsnob longhaired artsyfartsy slagpunk francophile comsymp is not a happy one. Not this week.
All of America and much of the world is celebrating the life of a man who actually changed the course of history, and, for once, for the better. But not quite everyone.
Ronald Reagan's body is not yet mouldering in the grave, and already the tattered remnants of the counterculture are crying tears of baffled frustration that the passage of only a little more than a decade has begun to confer universal recognition of greatness on the 40th president of the United States.
The subterranean Internet sites where embittered lefties gather to trade their venomous toxins are aglow with incendiary hatred. One prominent Internet pundit describes the Gipper as a "stupid lizard" and another, a best-selling author, says of him: "Killer, coward, con man -- Ronald Reagan, goodbye and good riddance." Ted Rall, a syndicated cartoonist who only a month ago derided Pat Tillman as a "sap" and an "idiot" for giving up a pro football career and going to Afghanistan as a soldier, where he was killed, gloated over the Gipper's death: "I'm sure he's turning crispy brown right about now." A "gay activist" (and aspiring theologian) in Florida writes that Mr. Reagan will "spend eternity in hell" because he was "responsible for 500,000 American AIDS deaths and 10 million worldwide," which if true would have made the Gipper the studliest and busiest man in the bathhouse. (Ten million tricks is a lot of tricks, even for a Gipper.)
What turns these unworthies a shade of crispy brown is not that they think Ronald Reagan actually fits any of their purple descriptions, but that he transformed, and transformed irretrievably, the politics not only of his country, but of the world.
Margaret Thatcher got it right when she said more than a decade ago that Mr. Reagan's greatest accomplishment was that "he has achieved the most difficult of political tasks, changing attitudes and perceptions about what is possible."
A generation has risen almost to maturity that cannot remember that only yesterday the triumph of free men and women over the blight of communist tyranny was no sure thing. When Ronald Reagan came to office in 1981, the Soviet Union looked no worse than even money to win the Cold War. Powerful, reasonable voices were raised suggesting that the best the West could achieve was to make a subservient peace with the communists.
The 40th president is rightly remembered in tributes and praise for rebuilding both the economy and the nation's defenses, and doing both simultaneously. But before he could cut taxes, free the market or order a single bullet, bayonet or Pershing missile, he had to change calcified attitudes. In his diaries, he often said he moved forward with an initiative, sure of successful outcome, only after "I felt it in my gut." What he felt most in his gut was that America was what Lincoln said it was, with all its faults "the last best hope of mankind," that America was good and the Soviet Union was bad, and it was time to say so and act on it. This is the blunt assessment that the nation was waiting to hear, and if this caused heartburn in Paris or Bonn (Berlin was still red and half-dead) or Brussels, that was just too bad.
The man the chattering class regarded as bumbling, dumb and already moving into the outer suburbs of senility understood what the intellectuals of academe and the smart alecks of the media did not, that the bulging muscle of Soviet arms was all cattle and no hat, that Soviet economic might was a myth and the Russians were ripe to be taken down.
"He was right," the Economist observed the day after Mr. Reagan died. "By the year he left office the Russians had lost Eastern Europe; two years later they abandoned communism. ... A large part of the chin-stroking classes of America and Europe had thought the clumsy fellow's Cold War policy unnecessary and dangerous. When it worked, it became retrospectively obvious."
Not bad for an old guy moving through his eighth decade, the champion of small-town America values of freedom, faith and family, the man the remnants of the counterculture regard as hopelessly inferior in all the ways important to eastcoast libsnob slagpunk comsymps etc. Everything about the life and accomplishments of Ronald Reagan says to the embittered critics choking on his dust: "I may be slow, but I'm miles ahead of you."
Wesley Pruden is editor in chief of The Times


198 posted on 06/08/2004 11:24:54 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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To: admiralsn; rintense; All
Isn't W. cute here?


199 posted on 06/08/2004 11:28:58 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: azGOPgal
To live through so many years with a president who disrespected the office and did more harm than good -- it was like a sigh of relief when Bush was elected. I don't know if this is comparable to how people felt when Reagan beat out Carter, but from what I've read, and from Reagan's margin of victory, this seems to be the case.

Absolutely, although the malaise dispensed by Cahtah was quite a different thing than the corruption inflicted by Clinton. Unless one had lived through the awful Cahtah years, it would be difficult to find a way to gauge the difference. Clinton, IMO, was far worse because he was criminal, corrupt, a murderer (Waco, anyone?) and apparently conscienceless. Cahtah was more of a bumbler, the kind whose (in his eyes) "good intentions" pave the road to hell. Both damaged America on the international level to a profound degree. If God were not in the business of rescuing America from her worst leaders, I don't know where we'd be today after the likes of Lyndon Johnson, Jimmah Cahtah, and BlubbaX42.

200 posted on 06/08/2004 11:31:07 PM PDT by GretchenM (No military in the history of the world has fought so hard and so often for the freedom of others.-W)
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