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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 4.13.06
www.yahoo.com www.whitehouse.gov/news ^ | 13th April 2006 | Snugs

Posted on 04/13/2006 4:48:04 PM PDT by snugs

Last night the President and First Lady held a retirement dinner in honor of Justice O Connor at the White House.

Today the President delivered remarks to the Small Business Week Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington.

Today was Andy Card's last day at the White House.

Later in the day the Presdent departed from the White House to spend the Easter weekend with his family at Camp David.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay at the State Department

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andycard; campdavid; condirice; easter; laurabush; oconnor; petermackay; presidentgeorgewbush; rice; sba
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
President Bush Addresses Small Business Week Conference
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Please be seated. (Applause.) Thanks for coming. So I see Eric behind the stage. I said, congratulations on being the Small Business Owner of the Year. And he said, "You know, if I thought part of the prize was having to stand in front of those cameras and introduce you, I might not have accepted it." (Laughter.) But I appreciate your introduction, Eric. Thanks

I want to thank you all for allowing me to come by to celebrate the Small Business Week with you. You know, I'm an MBA, but I got to tell you, the most instructive part of my understanding about how the economy works -- when I was trying to meet a payroll. The entrepreneurs of this country not only create and run their own businesses, they work hard, but I've learned that it's a calling to run your own business. I mean, there's something special about somebody who stands up and says, I got a dream, I got a hope.

The great thing about the entrepreneur in the small business sector of our economy is that you provide great steam and strength to the growth of our economy. And today I want to talk to you about why the small business owner is at the cornerstone of our pro-growth economic policies, and what we intend to do to make sure that the environment for taking risk is strong and viable here in this country.

This economy of ours is good. It's strong. It's a good time to be a small business owner in America. After all, we grew at a healthy rate of 3.5 percent last year. That's the fastest rate of any major industrialized economy. We've now had 17 straight quarters of economic expansion. Real after-tax income has grown by more than 8 percent since 2001. After-tax means money in your pocket, that's what that means. That means, on average, Americans have an income that is $2,100 higher this year than it was at the beginning of 2001 -- that's after adjusting for inflation.

I appreciate being with people who are the entrepreneurs of this country. The entrepreneurial spirit of America is strong, and I intend to keep it strong. Look, I can't make you take risk, I can't make you dream; it's up to you. But I can keep your taxes low to make it easier for you to realize your dream. We can do something about health care costs, so that you can realize the dream of making sure your employees have got health care coverage. We can open up markets for you. We can make sure the environment is strong, so people continue to realize their dreams.

I love a society in which people are able to pursue their dreams, no matter who they are or where they're from. I think this really speaks to the greatness of the United States of America -- a place where a person can start with nothing and end up with something; a place where a small business owner can grow to be a big business owner, if that's what he or she desires. A society in which people are able to accomplish their dreams is a whole society and a complete society.

Ours is a remarkable country because of the entrepreneurial spirit of America. And I want to thank you for being a part of this great land of ours. Thanks for what you do; thanks for expanding the job base. May God bless you and may God continue to bless your families. (Applause.)





PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Bush waves with outgoing Chief Of Staff Andy Card shorty before departing the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Thursday, April 13, 2006. The President will spend the Easter weekend at Camp David. Today was Andy Card's last day with the President

1 posted on 04/13/2006 4:48:07 PM PDT by snugs
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To: snugs

Moo


2 posted on 04/13/2006 4:49:09 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (The biggest Lie of all: that we are the Master of Knowledge.)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Dose going up please wait for all clear before posting or reposting any photos or graphics


3 posted on 04/13/2006 4:50:09 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
From last night


President Bush, left, and first lady Laura Bush, right, welcome retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor and her husband John J. OConnor to the White House Wednesday evening, April 12, 2006, for a retirement dinner in honor of Justice OConnor

4 posted on 04/13/2006 4:50:41 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
Today

Delivering remarks to the Small Business Week Conference in Washington
Listening whilst being introduced


President George W. Bush (L) congratulates 2006 National Small Business Person of the year, Eric Hoover, as Bush prepares to speak at the Small Business Week conference in Washington, April 13, 2006

5 posted on 04/13/2006 4:51:26 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
Speaking


6 posted on 04/13/2006 4:52:02 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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7 posted on 04/13/2006 4:52:58 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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9 posted on 04/13/2006 4:53:37 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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10 posted on 04/13/2006 4:54:10 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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11 posted on 04/13/2006 4:54:44 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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12 posted on 04/13/2006 4:55:15 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Thank you snugs....we have a troll???


13 posted on 04/13/2006 4:55:33 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: ThePythonicCow

Moo back to you


14 posted on 04/13/2006 4:55:39 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: blackeagle

yea, not a good post for the first time in months


15 posted on 04/13/2006 4:55:41 PM PDT by blackeagle
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To: snugs

Thanks for the Dose, snugs!


16 posted on 04/13/2006 4:57:02 PM PDT by ilovew (I'll miss Andy Card.)
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To: Txsleuth

Reported to the mods


17 posted on 04/13/2006 4:57:02 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: blackeagle

I would suggest that you leave this thread before you are banned or suspended


18 posted on 04/13/2006 4:57:53 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: ilovew

I am sure you appreciate the photo of the day


19 posted on 04/13/2006 4:58:27 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs
Departing the White House for Camp David where he will spend Easter with his family

President Bush with outgoing Chief Of Staff Andy Card shorty before departing the South Lawn of the White House

20 posted on 04/13/2006 4:59:08 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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21 posted on 04/13/2006 5:00:16 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Txsleuth

A major whacko.


22 posted on 04/13/2006 5:00:21 PM PDT by ilovew (I'll miss Andy Card.)
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To: blackeagle

Don't ever post on these threads again. Not even once.


23 posted on 04/13/2006 5:00:42 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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24 posted on 04/13/2006 5:01:00 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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25 posted on 04/13/2006 5:01:33 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Thanks snugs...

And I see that President Bush is thwarting Cindy Sheehan's attempt at ruining his Easter...by going to Camp David.

Why do I get the impression that she will continue to stalk him, even after he leaves office?


26 posted on 04/13/2006 5:01:38 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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Thanks


27 posted on 04/13/2006 5:02:08 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

I did, thanks. I hope we get to see Andy again. I'd hate for him to just disappear.


28 posted on 04/13/2006 5:02:16 PM PDT by ilovew (I'll miss Andy Card.)
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To: Admin Moderator

A tip of the hat and thanks for all the good work you do.


29 posted on 04/13/2006 5:03:06 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow (The biggest Lie of all: that we are the Master of Knowledge.)
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To: Txsleuth

Maybe because she's an obsessive freak and she can't stand it when she's out of the spotlight. She hates that she's not getting much attention anymore.


30 posted on 04/13/2006 5:03:42 PM PDT by ilovew (I'll miss Andy Card.)
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To: Txsleuth
IMHO she obsessed and sick and special interest groups use her. IMHO her expression is not normal or natural.

I am sure she has always been left wing or had left wing leanings but behaviour is not normal and those that use her are beyond the pail.
31 posted on 04/13/2006 5:04:07 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Greetings!


32 posted on 04/13/2006 5:04:13 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: Txsleuth

Hi gang! Friendlies! Woo Hoo! Great pictures. I will miss Andy Card, I bet the President will as well.


33 posted on 04/13/2006 5:04:33 PM PDT by defconw (Proud Member of the Bucket Brigade! Yes I am a Bushbot, so what of it?)
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To: snugs
With Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay in the Benjamin Franklin room


34 posted on 04/13/2006 5:05:11 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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Howdy!

I am just going to miss Andy Card so terribly.

I am sort of moved into the bigger apartment and have DSL again and ready to rock and roll.

How are you?

35 posted on 04/13/2006 5:05:35 PM PDT by Kate of Spice Island (This is my "original" tagline.)
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To: snugs

Now he's a handsome fellow, new?


36 posted on 04/13/2006 5:06:30 PM PDT by defconw (Proud Member of the Bucket Brigade! Yes I am a Bushbot, so what of it?)
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To: snugs

I like the 1st photo in post 6...


37 posted on 04/13/2006 5:07:03 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: defconw

I was just thinking that...he's pretty good looking.


38 posted on 04/13/2006 5:08:13 PM PDT by ilovew (I'll miss Andy Card.)
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To: snugs

Shot of Him through the fern HAhahaha!


39 posted on 04/13/2006 5:08:14 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: ilovew

Great minds! :)


40 posted on 04/13/2006 5:08:59 PM PDT by defconw (Proud Member of the Bucket Brigade! Yes I am a Bushbot, so what of it?)
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To: snugs

Happy Easter all

Some cyber Easter Eggs for you all for Sunday


41 posted on 04/13/2006 5:09:11 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: RasterMaster

Hello


42 posted on 04/13/2006 5:09:43 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Kate of Spice Island

I am fine glad to have 4 days off work though it is crazy what with end of financial year, new accounting software and trying to ship a large machine all at the same time.


43 posted on 04/13/2006 5:10:49 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

A good one for showing his feelings.


44 posted on 04/13/2006 5:11:18 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

All wonderful photos, snugs!!! Thanks! I just love to see the President being "Educator In Chief" and telling people the facts!!!


45 posted on 04/13/2006 5:11:18 PM PDT by the rightgirl
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To: defconw

:0)


46 posted on 04/13/2006 5:11:40 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Admin Moderator

Didn't see what was said by the disrupter but wanted to thank you for having The Dose's back!:)


47 posted on 04/13/2006 5:11:53 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

One of your favourite type photos


48 posted on 04/13/2006 5:12:15 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: ThePythonicCow
Congratulations on being number one cow - found new Cadbury cow picture for you

What would you like on your toaster?

49 posted on 04/13/2006 5:13:59 PM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

Thanks for the yummy nummy Easter chocolate gifs snugs! Happy Easter to you & your dad too!


50 posted on 04/13/2006 5:15:18 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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