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A day (actually 2 yrs) in the life of President Bush (8/13/05): many photos
WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 8/16/05

Posted on 08/13/2005 1:50:50 PM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: While the President, First Lady and the dogs were relaxing at their ranch today two pieces of blog-related news surfaced having nothing to do with his stance on speaking with Iraq War protesters, or his polices, or whether or not Judge Roberts will be confirmed. This news is considerably less political.

You see, The President is now doing one of the hippest things on the planet -- the President is podcasting!

In the meantime, a hoax claiming that the President and a number of his administration officials had been indicted became the #1 search term on the blog indexing service Technorati today. This is an example of a new form of political war -- the netwar -- and fellow FReepers should be aware of the ease with which such disinformation can be cooked up and spread. There is no real news, but activists are able to perform culture disinformation and jamming activities which exploit inherent vulnerabilities in search engines.

THE WEEK AHEAD: There were only a few WH press briefings this week, and none yesterday. So no scheduling info is available today.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: From the Presidential Radio Address, Saturday, August 13, 2005:

The recent violence in Iraq is a grim reminder of the brutal nature of the enemy we face in the war on terror. Our mission in Iraq is tough because the enemy understands the stakes. The terrorists know that a free Iraq in the heart of the Middle East will be a crippling blow to their hateful ideology. And that is why our work in Iraq is a vital part of the war on terror we're waging around the world.

This war on terror arrived on our shores on September the 11th, 2001. Since that day, the terrorists have continued to kill -- in Madrid, Istanbul, Jakarta, Casablanca, Riyadh, Bali, Baghdad, London, and elsewhere. The enemy remains determined to do more harm. The terrorists kill indiscriminately, but with a clear purpose -- they're trying to shake our will. They want to force free nations to retreat so they can topple governments across the Middle East, establish Taliban-like regimes in their place, and turn the Middle East into a launching pad for attacks against free people.

The terrorists cannot defeat us on the battlefield. The only way they can win is if we lose our nerve. That will not happen on my watch. Withdrawing our troops from Iraq prematurely would betray the Iraqi people, and would cause others to question America's commitment to spreading freedom and winning the war on terror. So we will honor the fallen by completing the mission for which they gave their lives, and by doing so we will ensure that freedom and peace prevail.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barney; bush; firstlady; georgew; laura; misguidedtrust; nancyreagan; nopicsofmexicanpres; president; squishyonillegals; wheresvicentefox
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DUMB MEDIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: From the Press Gaggle conducted by Deputy WH Press Secretary Trent Duffy, August 8.
Q: Why won't the President meet with her? I mean, she's camped outside -- I mean, is he at all worried that he's got this mother, someone who lost a kid in Iraq, she's camped out in front of the ranch, both -- I mean, from a PR side of things, but also the substantive -- listening to her -- I mean, why won't he meet with her?

MR. DUFFY: The President did meet with her in June of 2004; he's met with hundreds of families of the fallen. They are private meetings. And he was glad to meet with her at that time. We always mourn the loss of every life. And as I said, he's met with hundreds of families of the fallen.

WOLFSTAR's ANSWER: Anyone who uses "I mean" four times in one question doesn't deserve an answer. Now dry your crocodile tears, shut your whiny mouth and sit down.

1 posted on 08/13/2005 1:50:51 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...
Pinging you to the Saturday Dose. I have LOTS of photos to post today, so please refrain from posting other images/photos until the all clear is given. Thanks.
2 posted on 08/13/2005 1:53:04 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the Saturday post.


3 posted on 08/13/2005 1:53:32 PM PDT by Texagirl4W ("I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!")
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the Saturday post.


4 posted on 08/13/2005 1:54:03 PM PDT by Texagirl4W ("I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!")
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: A rare photo taken very early on the morning of September 11, 2001 approximately three hours before the attacks. The President had gone for a pre-dawn workout at the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Florida, and was returning to his suite. He would visit the Emma E. Booker Elementary School later that morning...and step into history.


5 posted on 08/13/2005 1:54:21 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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To: Wolfstar
Barney wonders if the Dims intend to demand his memos, too.


6 posted on 08/13/2005 1:55:06 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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To: Wolfstar

Wow, that is very cool.


7 posted on 08/13/2005 1:55:09 PM PDT by Bahbah (Air America: kids-for-kilowatts)
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Theme: The President and the people

2003

The President visits with 94-year-old Anna Tovcimak, a hospice patient, in Scranton, PA, Jan. 16, 2003.


8 posted on 08/13/2005 1:55:47 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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Joining the family of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband, President and Mrs. Bush bow their heads in prayer during a memorial service at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Feb. 4, 2003. Sitting with the President are Mr. Husband's wife, Evelyn, and children Laura and Matthew.


9 posted on 08/13/2005 1:56:33 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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The President talks with First Class Scout Zachary Gomez before presentation of the annual report by the Boy Scouts of America in the Oval Office, Feb. 11, 2003. In 1911, President William Howard Taft was the first President to host a visit by the BSA. Every President since then has served as Honorary President of the BSA during his term.


10 posted on 08/13/2005 1:57:05 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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To: Wolfstar

Good evening


11 posted on 08/13/2005 1:57:36 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the ping! I've been just hanging out waiting to see if there were gonna be any new ones today! Now, if you'll excuse me--I'm gonna go look at them! Hope there's some cowboy ones for me to snag! LOL!


12 posted on 08/13/2005 1:57:50 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GO BOLTON-CLEAN HOUSE AT THE UN!!! :o))
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Attending the U.S. citizenship ceremony for Marine Corps Lance Cpl. O.J. Santamaria of Daly City, CA, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 11, 2003.

The President and First Lady attend the U.S. citizenship ceremony for Marine Corps Mastery Gunnery Sgt. Guadalupe Denogean of Tucson, AZ, April 11, 2003. Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., Acting Director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, conducted the ceremony.


13 posted on 08/13/2005 1:58:20 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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To: Wolfstar

That one and the one where he is at the microphone are 2 of my favourite Barney photos.


14 posted on 08/13/2005 1:59:16 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Wolfstar

The end of the innocence. God bless him!


15 posted on 08/13/2005 1:59:20 PM PDT by LUV W (A BAD DAY FOR THE DIMS IS A GOOD DAY FOR THE COUNTRY!!!!!! GO BOLTON-CLEAN HOUSE AT THE UN!!! :o))
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The President reaches for a cap to sign after speaking at the Boeing F-18 Production Facility in St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 2003.

Dubya provides a little touch-up on a soldier's haircut as he greets military personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, April 24, 2003.


16 posted on 08/13/2005 1:59:39 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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GWB greets Elizabeth Smart, center, and her mother Lois Smart in the Roosevelt Room, April 30, 2003. The President met with the Smart family before the signing of the S. 151, PROTECT Act of 2003.

The President looks toward Lacy Lyons, center, before signing S. 151. Abducted by their father, Lacy, 10, and her sister Nyoka, 8, left, were found after an AMBER alert was activated throughout the state of Florida.


17 posted on 08/13/2005 2:01:33 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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Greeting the gathered crowd after addressing the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., May 15, 2003. "It is appropriate that the group sponsoring this breakfast has the name Nueva Esperanza -- New Hope. Hope allows us to dream big, to pray bold, and to work hard for a better future. I want to thank you for your abiding hope, for your steadfast faith, and for your acts of love," said the President in his remarks.


18 posted on 08/13/2005 2:02:59 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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GWB at the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., May 15, 2003.


19 posted on 08/13/2005 2:04:42 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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The President listens to Robert Sutton, left, a graduate of the Prison Fellowship Ministries InnerChange Freedom Initiative, during a roundtable discussion in the Roosevelt Room, June 18, 2003. The initiative is part of the new prisoner reentry and treatment program proposed by the Department of Justice.


20 posted on 08/13/2005 2:05:22 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Western Leftists have made common cause with the Islamofreaks.)
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