Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1.19.05
Posted on 01/19/2005 2:30:08 PM PST by GretchenM
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LOL Well, a whirlwind here, a whirlwind there. So glad an angel rides in their whirlwinds and will continue to do so! God be with President and Mrs. Bush as they begin their second term.
Thanks for posting that
(& for the ping)
Glad to see you here! Sounds like you're keeping busy and that's good. How is everything? I'm planning to be parked in front of the TV, with the VCR recording, all day, too. :-)
Thanks for the full-length picture of Laura's dress--I was wondering what the bottom looked like. It's sure a new style for her, but I like it! Can't tell if she's wearing boots, can you?
It was the vernacular associated with "getting lucky" that triggered my request for clarity. Where I live, hand holding and dinner aren't considered in that category, which is why I requested clarity. If you meant hand holding and dinner, followed by a good long night's sleep, then there is nothing at all to cavil about.
Good morning, Gretchen. . . I bet you're enjoying having cable today, aren't you? I keep flipping between FOX and MSNBC and C-SPAN.
Yes! And my mouthiest cat woke me up at 5 AM Pacific time so I haven't missed anything. =)
It's so odd watching the folks standing outside in the wind, with snow on the ground in DC - I have the heat turned off and it's over 70 degrees in the house.
I've taken to throwing our cats in the basement--if I can find them!--bofore I go to sleep because they love to wake us up too, and it's usually with sharp claws to our toes or something else equally as unpleasant.
We're having a nice day too--sunny and already 40 degrees. But high in the teens and strong wind by Saturday.
FReepmail to you . . .
I made it home about 30 mins later than I wanted but made it.
Did you see the funny photo of the VP from last night, he really looked as if he was enjoying himself
No . wish that had been shown too, but everything I've read about this Ball says that the most glamorous gowns are paired with boots .. the girls didn't, but I thought maybe Laura would. Enjoy this memorable day!!!
Did you see the Veeps boots the URL for the photo in my last posting
So did you see everything? WOW! I had tears in my eyes many times. Still taping, too!
Poor Chief Rehnquist is very, very ill, isn't he. I have a feeling swearing the Pres. in will be one of the last things he does. Thank God Pres. Bush will choose a replacement for him on the Supreme Court.
placemark for later
The Cheneys are really a wonderful couple and family, and though he's painted as such an ogre, he's a big teddybear .. a very smart, dedicated and patriotic one .. but a teddybear nevertheless.
Yes I did see everything so far probably will watch about half the parade and then let dad have access to the TV. Trouble is this is the only one that has FOX front room one does not.
The speech was wonderful
What's going to be the best station tonight to catch all of the coverage of teh Inaug. balls?
Hope everyone is enjoying the day and festivities!
Hi dosers. I'll post my Inaugural Parade action report here, maybe you can direct others here from the new thread when it goes up.
First, we were not with the FReepers at their assigned location. We received an open house invitation in a building along Pennsylvania Ave. We arrived there early, easily going through only one check point. Surprisingly easily...hmmm.
Anyway, we hob-nobbed, watched the swearing in ceremony on the TV's they had set up, had a nice lunch, enjoyed ourselves. The fire alarm went off in the building and everybody started calmly walking down the stairs but a maintenance person came and told us it was a false alarm. We went back to our spots along the windows.
It seemed the parade got off to a late start. In our view over to the left we could tell was a designated protest areas. Here are a few of the signs (typical, stupid stuff):
1. "I masterminded 9-11 and thanks to George W. Bush, all I got is away with it." --Osama bin Ladin (This won poorest grammar award from our group)
2. " I can't stand 4 more minutes!" (BWAHAHAHA!!)
3. "4 More Year = 4 More Wars (boring!)
4. Buck Fush (rolling eyes here)
5. I"m freezing because I care." LOL
6. "I voted for Kerry, now I'm holding this eff'in sign! (BWAHAHA!)
The police were shoulder to shoulder guarding these people who were out along the streeet. However our building was right next to a check point area and some of the idiots were right below our window behind the wire screens. Either they didn't go through the check point or they weren't allowed into the main parade area and were kept behind the fence. There were probably about 70 people down there the vast majority about age 16. They pulled over a parking meter, tried to bait the riot police by pushing on the fence sections and they burned 2 flags. Unfortunately they didn't ignite themselves in the process. Standing right at the window, I gave them the "L" for Loser sign and Mr. Prairie (who was more upset about it all that I'd expected him to be) gave them a different sign once or twice.
The biggest thing to know is that after the President's motorcade when by, the vast majority of the "protestors" in that area went home. We had the opportunity to let them see our "L" for Loser signals some more as hundreds were let out at the check point right by where we were. But for the wonderful bands, floats, horses etc. they didn't give a fig about any of that of course.
In addtion to the police lining the street about every 5 yards there were Marines interpersed with the police. Whenever a flag or the Presidents motorcade came by the Marines came to attention and saluted. Naurally.
It was a fun day, we are back at hotel to get ready for the ball. I've been asked to post this on a couple of threads. I didn't see too many people waving flags, but that could have been because of concern about bringing them through the check points. There were flags along the parade route.
Good report--THANKS! Looks like it didn't turn out to be too bad a day weatherwise, but one of the reporters said it was plenty cold. I'm still watching the parade! Laura looks like she's getting tired. How can anyone blame her?!
Have fun tonight! I'll look forward to your report.
Thanks for the post! HOw exciting it sounds.
I have come to greatly esteem the value of basements and garages now that I have neither! I do threaten to put them in the garage because, in an idle way, it makes me feel better hehe.
Which is the best thead for following the festivities tonight? Have you seen one?
I've been watching tv and just signed on - I don't have a good tip for you. You might check the live inauguration thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1324538/posts and go to the end of it to see what's happening now.
Good evening Gretchen been a great day I have watched Fox most of the afternoon and late evening. Great speech by the President thought I expect MSM will destroy it tomorrow.
Just seen clips on Fox of the Balls catch you later or tomorrow
If you're still here, check out CSPAN if you have it . . . they seem to be covering the V.Pres. better than the other channels.
I am watching Cspan on the computer with Fox on the TV. I agree the VP coverage is better on Cspan.
GWB on Cspan
I do not perceive that relationship as provacative.
Hi snugs - so glad you got to enjoy the feast - I am sooo relieved everything came off without a (security) hitch of note.
Now I can go back, knowing he's safe, and watch his speech and really soak it in.
I can't get over how small our world is becoming. So different than when I was growing up and other continents ... well, they were WAY far away. Their problems with *their* problems. Not any more.
Yes, I had seen that marvelous account some time ago, but it brought tears to my eyes once again. The man is a gift from God to our nation.