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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.20.05
yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Tuesday December 20, 2005 | GretchenM

Posted on 12/20/2005 2:25:55 PM PST by GretchenM

President Bush signed H.R. 2520, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, to expand federal support of [I assume this means: existing lines of] embryonic stem cell research.

Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, on a multi-purpose visit in Pakistan, cut short their trip so the VP could cast a tie-breaking Senate vote on deficit reduction if necessary.

Welcome to Sanity Island!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: billsigning; bush43; cheney; christmasmessage; condirice; earthquakehelp; emmanuel; germany; gerogewbush; hr2520; johndanilovich; mashunits; mca; pakistan; rawalpindi; reducedeficit; rumsfeld; sanityisland; stemcellresearch; stemcells; surprisevisit
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QUOTE: "Almost two years ago, we launched the Millennium Challenge Account as an entirely new way to provide aid. The MCA is based on clear principle: countries that seek our aid must demonstrate a record of performance. ... John Danilovich is the right person to take on this part of our efforts to fight poverty."


1 posted on 12/20/2005 2:25:56 PM PST by GretchenM
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To: GretchenM

1st?


2 posted on 12/20/2005 2:26:32 PM PST by CAluvdubya (The ignorant defeatocrats have declared war on the War On Terror!)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

It really is Tuesday. I'm filling in for ohioWfan.

Dose going up. Please wait to post or repost photos till the All Clear.

Thanks!


3 posted on 12/20/2005 2:26:40 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: All

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 19, 2005

Presidential Message: Christmas 2005

'Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel' which means, God with us.

Matthew 1:23

More than 2,000 years ago, a virgin gave birth to a Son, and the God of heaven came to Earth. Mankind had received its Savior, and to those who had dwelled in darkness, the light of hope had come. Each Christmas, we celebrate that first coming anew, and we rejoice in the knowledge that the God who came to Earth that night in Bethlehem is with us still and will remain with us forever.

Christmas is a season of hope and joy, a time to give thanks for the blessing of Christ's birth and for the blessings that surround us every day of the year. We have much to be thankful for in this country, and we have a responsibility to help those in need. Jesus calls us to help others, and acts of kindness toward the less fortunate fulfill the spirit of the Christmas season.

On Christmas, we pray for freedom, justice, and peace on Earth. We remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for our freedom, and we ask for God's blessing on their loved ones. We ask God to watch over all of our men and women in uniform. Many are serving in distant lands, helping to advance the cause of freedom and peace. Our entire Nation is grateful to them and prays for their safe return.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed and merry Christmas.

GEORGE W. BUSH

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4 posted on 12/20/2005 2:27:17 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM
Good afternoon, Gretchen.

Cheney is returning for deficit reduction? I was sure it was the Patriot Act.

5 posted on 12/20/2005 2:27:59 PM PST by CAluvdubya (The ignorant defeatocrats have declared war on the War On Terror!)
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To: GretchenM

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6 posted on 12/20/2005 2:28:12 PM PST by silent_jonny
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To: CAluvdubya

AHHHH!


7 posted on 12/20/2005 2:28:28 PM PST by silent_jonny
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Bush watches as John Danilovich is congratulated by Rice after Danilovich was sworn-in as the Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation during an event at the State Department. The corporation rewards countries that pursue political, economic and human rights reforms.

From Gretchen: I had to search for W in the Yahoo thumbnail -- it seemed funny to have to look for him.
Bush stands by as John Danilovich signs appointment affidavits after being sworn in as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation during ceremonies at the U.S. Department of State. Looking on are Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and members of Mr. Danilovich's family.

8 posted on 12/20/2005 2:28:31 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for the ping!


9 posted on 12/20/2005 2:28:51 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (The right wants victory, the left wants to surrender. It's that simple.)
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To: CAluvdubya

10 posted on 12/20/2005 2:29:11 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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In the Roosevelt Room, Bush signs H.R. 2520, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, to expand federal support of embryonic stem cell research. L - R: Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo, Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt, Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.


11 posted on 12/20/2005 2:29:39 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks Gretchen. And thank you for your hard work on a beautiful Southern CA afternoon!


12 posted on 12/20/2005 2:30:38 PM PST by CAluvdubya (The ignorant defeatocrats have declared war on the War On Terror!)
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The Cheneys greet Pakistani patients awaiting care at the 212th M.A.S.H. Unit near the earthquake's epicenter Tuesday

Cheney and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf talk during a meeting in Islamabad. Cheney expressed sorrow and solidarity with Pakistan during a day-long visit to the earthquake-hit country.

President Musharraf thanked the Vice President for the US relief assistance and said, "I don't think we could have managed the relief operation without your support."

13 posted on 12/20/2005 2:30:55 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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The Cheneys visit the 212th M.A.S.H.(Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) Unit run by the U.S. military in a mountainous area near the earthquake's epicenter, 65 miles northwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. During the visit the Vice President said he was "impressed with what we've been able to do with our MASH units. U.S. forces were able to move quickly into the area. We were here within 48 hours ... ."

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri and Cheney upon his arrival at the military Chacklala Airbase in Rawalpindi.

Cheney with U.S soldiers at military base poses for photographers before leaving Pakistan from a military base in Rawalpindi today. Cheney saw first hand the destruction caused by Pakistan's October earthquake and hailed U.S. military efforts to help survivors.


14 posted on 12/20/2005 2:32:17 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Hey.


15 posted on 12/20/2005 2:32:41 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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The Cheneys sit in a helicopter on their way to the President House after their arrival at a military base in Rawalpindi

Arriving in Rawalpindi

The Cheneys participate in the opening session of the Afghan Parliament in Kabul. Cheney has cut short his swing through the Middle East to return to Washington in case he needs to cast the tie-breaking vote on the U.S. Senate vote on a deficit-reduction, the White House said.
(Link didn't open to the large version of this photo.)

16 posted on 12/20/2005 2:32:51 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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Cheney gives an interview after a tour of the 212th MASH unit today in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.

Receiving a tour from Rear Admiral Michael A. LeFever of the 212th MASH unit today in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan.

17 posted on 12/20/2005 2:33:30 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Checking in way early.


18 posted on 12/20/2005 2:35:07 PM PST by altura
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From yesterday - German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung walks with Rumsfeld at the Pentagon. Germany's new defense minister began his first visit to the US since Chancellor Angela Merkel's government took office last month. Jung, a member of Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, planned to meet in Washington on Monday with Rumsfeld, Rice, and the national security adviser, Stephen Hadley.

With Condi

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has signed an order to reduce US troop levels in Afghanistan from 19,000 to 16,000 by next spring, The New York Times said, quoting a senior military officer.
Yahoo links this thumbnail to a different enlargement, so here is the thumbnail.

The Cheneys, before leaving Pakistan at military base in Rawalpindi today.

All Clear.

19 posted on 12/20/2005 2:35:16 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: CAluvdubya

The deficit reduction measure is what Yahoo said. Last thing I heard was the Patriot Act went down in flames in the Senate and I haven't heard of it being rescheduled, *at present,* for consideration.

Anyone have updated info on the Senate vs. the Patriot Act?


20 posted on 12/20/2005 2:37:11 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: CAluvdubya

You are first...this one came early today!!!

But, never TOO early, IMHO.


21 posted on 12/20/2005 2:38:05 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: CAluvdubya
I'm glad you're getting the because it's obstructed here by a thick layer of active duty rain clouds.
22 posted on 12/20/2005 2:38:49 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM
Everyone looks so happy and cheerful! It's great to see. Bush is so darn proud of Condi and with good reason. She looks beautiful and is doing a superb job for the president and the country. What a catch she would be for some lucky guy some day. She deserves the best! God bless president Bush and all of his supporters! That includes YOU!
23 posted on 12/20/2005 2:44:09 PM PST by ladiesview61
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To: All
Hi everybody. Happy Tuesday. You better watch out, better not Five days till Mr. Chubby (or his appropriate designee) arrives to grace us with what we deserve.
24 posted on 12/20/2005 2:45:05 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: Txsleuth

That's the spirit! Never too early for a Dose of Dubya.

A day without President Bush ... what is it going to be like?


25 posted on 12/20/2005 2:46:13 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: CAluvdubya

In fact, I just got a freezing rain advisory in my Email from a local TV station.


26 posted on 12/20/2005 2:47:08 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5062471&ft=1&f=1003

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/13446154.htm?source=rss&channel=miamiherald_nation


27 posted on 12/20/2005 2:47:11 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for the Dose.


28 posted on 12/20/2005 2:48:06 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: GretchenM

Gretchen...you just don't even know how much I dread the day the Dubya is no longer our President..

I can't think of one person, at the moment, that I trust to keep us safe...

Therefore, these threads aren't just a chance to see good pictures...but a place for me to enjoy the posts of appreciation, like I feel for him.

Of course, you posting such great pictures is needed and appreciated, as well...THANK YOU>


29 posted on 12/20/2005 2:50:56 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: GretchenM

Thank you Ma-am.. will be back later to really take things in.. Looks like a great collection


30 posted on 12/20/2005 2:51:11 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: silent_jonny

Sorry jonny :-)


31 posted on 12/20/2005 2:52:50 PM PST by CAluvdubya (The ignorant defeatocrats have declared war on the War On Terror!)
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To: GretchenM
In fact, I just got a freezing rain advisory in my Email from a local TV station.

What is this freezing rain you speak of?(I know, I'm a trouble maker. That's what my mother always told me!)

32 posted on 12/20/2005 2:55:34 PM PST by CAluvdubya (The ignorant defeatocrats have declared war on the War On Terror!)
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To: All

Hey, y'all. How is everyone tonight?


33 posted on 12/20/2005 2:58:47 PM PST by ilovew ("We are living through a watershed moment in the story of freedom." GWB 12-14-05)
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To: CAluvdubya

It's somewhere between plain vanilla rain, and snow, and can make driving rather a tricky job. One might think of it as amateur snow. We even get freezing fog here. Seriously. When it touches ground and its frozen properties become a factor, it's nasty.


34 posted on 12/20/2005 2:59:20 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM
Great pics of great people. Thanks for the fine week Prez. Now don't give them an inch. If you do, they will be more than willing to fill the void with lies and distortions designed to imperil your Presidency.
35 posted on 12/20/2005 3:00:22 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: ladiesview61

Amen and ditto to all you wrote. And hello! I don't think I've seen your screen name before.


36 posted on 12/20/2005 3:00:44 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for the pictures; careful in that freezing rain.


37 posted on 12/20/2005 3:02:39 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: MEG33

MEG, thanks for those links. Very useful info, which makes me angry.


38 posted on 12/20/2005 3:04:11 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: CAluvdubya
I'm not speaking to you.


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Merry Christmas!

39 posted on 12/20/2005 3:11:56 PM PST by silent_jonny
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Awww, Jonny, will this help ease the pain?
40 posted on 12/20/2005 3:42:09 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Good evening first of all! Early Dose. The president looks he's proud of Condi, and visa verse


41 posted on 12/20/2005 3:56:57 PM PST by Kaslin (The Defeatocrats can't have it both ways)
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To: GretchenM
Wonderful first picture, Gretchen! Thanks for filling in for me tonight!

Daughter's surgery went really well, and she now has no foreign objects holding her arm together.......thank You, Lord! Thanks all, for your prayers!

Well...........I'm off. Family stuff! Thanks again, GEM!

42 posted on 12/20/2005 4:13:52 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: GretchenM
Thank you very much for the great Dose Gretchen!

It is sad that VP Cheney had to cut his trip short because of a tie breaker vote!

43 posted on 12/20/2005 4:14:55 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: ohioWfan

Good news...Prayers answered!


44 posted on 12/20/2005 4:16:02 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: ohioWfan

So glad to hear of the successful surgery and your daughter's now-pinless arm. Thanks for the update, ohio.


45 posted on 12/20/2005 4:29:30 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: Justanobody

There are some days that I really wonder about our Senate. I just read that Sen. Joe (King Snarky) Biden is holding up a bill in the Senate that passed 426 to ZIP in the House, to stop human trafficking, so that he can try to get pro-abortion wording into it, to wit:

Prayer & Action Alert: Bill to Stop Human Trafficking Being Blocked in U.S. Senate
Gary Schneeberger / Aimee Herd reporting (Dec 20, 2005)
More...
http://www.family.org/cforum/

The Trafficking Victims' Protection Reauthorization Act would go a long way in protecting women and children from trafficking as well as helping victims of this crime in their recovery.

The legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a margin of 426-0; however it is currently being held up in the Senate by Sen. Joe Biden who wishes to add pro-abortion language to the bill.

... The article states that human trafficking is now the second-largest and second-fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world. Every year, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders and held against their will. A large percentage of that number is children.

Citizen Link is urging concerned U.S. citizens to call Sen. Biden's office asking him politely to please stop blocking the vote on the Trafficking Victims' Protection Reauthorization Act. The Senator's number on Capitol Hill is: 202-224-5042. We can also be praying for the passage of this legislation protecting precious lives from the horror of trafficking.


46 posted on 12/20/2005 4:34:30 PM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for the dose, tonight.


47 posted on 12/20/2005 4:43:27 PM PST by no more apples (Faith developes love of truth with the aid of the gifts of knowledge and understanding.)
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To: All

hey everyone, hope everyone is having a great day.
just got back from my christmas (opps i mean holiday) band concert. i made my mom cry! but a good cry because i had a solo and i didn't tell her about it so she was shocked when she heard me. i think it went over pretty well. next year my friend lyndsey and i will be in honors band so that will be awesome.
i better get going.
take care
-kelly


48 posted on 12/20/2005 4:48:55 PM PST by kellyismetal (bush babe)
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To: kellyismetal

Congratulations! Merry Christmas!


49 posted on 12/20/2005 4:50:41 PM PST by no more apples (Faith developes love of truth with the aid of the gifts of knowledge and understanding.)
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To: GretchenM

Hello and good evening!


50 posted on 12/20/2005 4:51:54 PM PST by Kate of Spice Island (samtsirhC yrreM - Merry Christmas)
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