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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8.23.06
yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov; ktvu.com ^ | Wednesday August 23, 2006 | GretchenM

Posted on 08/23/2006 4:38:45 PM PDT by GretchenM

The president spoke with UN SG Kofi Annan about the international force being assembled for Lebanon; the Iranian regime's statement on its nuclear program; and the need to improve the situation in Darfur. He attended a fundraiser for Senator George Allen, R-VA.

President Bush met with Rockey Vaccarella, Louisiana victim of Hurricane Katrina, to discuss rebuilding efforts there.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!!!

MR. VACCARELLA: It is ... really amazing when a small man like me from St. Bernard Parish can meet the President of the United States. The President is a people person. I knew that from the beginning. I was confident that I could meet President Bush.

... I wanted to thank President Bush for the millions of FEMA trailers that were brought down there. They gave roofs over people's head. People had the chance to have baths, air condition. We have TV, we have toiletry, we have things that are necessities that we can live upon.

But now, I wanted to remind the President that the job's not done, and he knows that. And I just don't want the government and President Bush to forget about us. And I just wish the President could have another term in Washington.

THE PRESIDENT: Wait a minute. (Laughter.)

MR. VACCARELLA: You know, I wish you had another four years, man. If we had this President for another four years, I think we'd be great.

Having the president's ear, Rockey Vaccarella, 41, of the St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana, discusses Hurricane Katrina relief.


1 posted on 08/23/2006 4:38:47 PM PDT by GretchenM
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Dose going up.

Pls wait to post or repost photos till the all clear.


2 posted on 08/23/2006 4:39:21 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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Bush smiles as he stands with Rockey Vaccarella, who lost his home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and who drove to D.C. to speak directly to the President, told reporters, "I just don't want the government and President Bush to forget about us," adding, "If we had this President for another four years, I think we'd be great."

Bush looks on as Rockey Vaccarella, left, talks about rebuilding the Gulf Coast region. Vaccarella said he wanted to thank Bush for the federally provided trailers that have provided temporary housing to many in the region who lost homes, but also to keep the pressure on.


3 posted on 08/23/2006 4:40:17 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

And I just wish the President could have another term in Washington.

Me too!


4 posted on 08/23/2006 4:40:18 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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With some of the gifts Bush gave him


5 posted on 08/23/2006 4:40:49 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Peach
Yo, Peach!
6 posted on 08/23/2006 4:41:23 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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After talking to reporters regarding rebuilding the Gulf Coast region. Vaccarella, 41, of Mereaux, La., traveled to Washington in a mock FEMA trailer to call attention to the state's post-Katrina problems

7 posted on 08/23/2006 4:41:53 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

Mr. Vacarella, you are a suck-up! (smile)

I'm sure President Bush doesn't want another 4 years, I wouldn't if I were him.

Thanks for the dose, GretchenM!


8 posted on 08/23/2006 4:42:07 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: GretchenM

Yo! Thanks, Gretchen.


9 posted on 08/23/2006 4:42:39 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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Last night, returning to DC from Minnesota


The REAL Big Bird

The REAL DEAL President



10 posted on 08/23/2006 4:43:10 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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Leaving for and returning from Senator Allen's fundraiser in DC today


11 posted on 08/23/2006 4:43:36 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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Remembering the troops President Bush deployed to Iraq, and the mission ...
"July 5, 2006, U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team fire mortar illumination rounds in support of a targeting mission in Tall Afar, Iraq."

12 posted on 08/23/2006 4:44:04 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

There is a 9/11 miniseries done by ABC that will air September 10 and 11.

A conservative reporter previewed the miniseries and gave it incredibly high marks and said it is very harsh on Clinton's negligence regarding terrorism.

"This is the first Hollywood production I’ve seen that honestly depicts how the Clinton administration repeatedly bungled the capture of Osama Bin Laden. One astonishing sequence in "The Path to 9/11" shows the CIA and the Northern Alliance surrounding Bin Laden’s house in Afghanistan. They're on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to go ahead. They phone Clinton, but he and his senior staff refuse to give authorization for the capture of Bin Laden, for fear of political fall-out if the mission should go wrong and civilians are harmed. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger in essence tells the team in Afghanistan that if they want to capture Bin Laden, they'll have to go ahead and do it on their own without any official authorization. That way, their necks will be on the line - and not his. The astonished CIA agent on the ground in Afghanistan repeatedly asks Berger if this is really what the administration wants. Berger refuses to answer, and then finally just hangs up on the agent. The CIA team and the Northern Alliance, just a few feet from capturing Bin Laden, have to abandon the entire mission. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda shortly thereafter bomb the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, killing over 225 men, women, and children, and wounding over 4000. The episode is a perfect example of Clinton-era irresponsibility and incompetence."

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1688611/posts


13 posted on 08/23/2006 4:44:59 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: GretchenM

:o)


14 posted on 08/23/2006 4:45:00 PM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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Update on the hostage situation with Fox News' Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig: Centanni's Kidnappers Demand Release of Jailed Muslims .

"The images of the men sitting in a dark, drab room were the first sign of the journalists since they were abducted Aug. 14 from their TV van in Gaza City. ... In a statement attached to the video, a group calling itself the Holy Jihad Brigades railed against the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and characterized them as a war against Islam. It made no demands of Israel."


15 posted on 08/23/2006 4:45:29 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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From the State Department web site -- am posting it because I haven't seen her for a while.

16 posted on 08/23/2006 4:46:04 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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Laura, on Wednesday, a week ago

I don't recall seeing these at Yahoo when I posted the Dose last Wednesday.

Laura Bush with Republican candidate Chris Wakim, right, during a fundraiser in Fairmont, W.Va, August 16


17 posted on 08/23/2006 4:46:28 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Peach

Wow, Peach, and this'll be on ABC? I'm pinching myself to see if I'm awake, here.

Ouch! I'm awake! I'll be sure to watch it.


18 posted on 08/23/2006 4:47:01 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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19 posted on 08/23/2006 4:47:10 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Theresawithanh

Did you catch W's reply? "Wait a minute!" ;-)


20 posted on 08/23/2006 4:48:07 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

Probably my favorite threads here on FR. So refreshing to find genuine enthusiasm for the President. No, he doesn't get everything right--who does? But only history, it seems, and not even his supposed supporters will understand the job he's done. I still don't think many here, even, appreciate how 9-11 could have started a Depression and a decline of the US. That it didn't is in large part due to the Americans who refused to knuckle under and hate ourselves as the libs wanted us to, but also to GWB.


21 posted on 08/23/2006 4:48:32 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Theresawithanh

LOL.

Surprising, huh? Now wait - they let conservatives preview it so they can suck us all into watching and are now cutting all the scenes showing what a horrible president Clinton was. (Sheesh - I'm sounds a little paranoid.)


22 posted on 08/23/2006 4:48:44 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Theresawithanh

I'm sounds s/b I'm sounding


23 posted on 08/23/2006 4:48:57 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach

Wow, Peach, thank you for that. I am almost speechless and very eager to see the special.

ABC? Amazing.


24 posted on 08/23/2006 4:49:43 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

I can hardly believe I was third. I'm slow as Christmas because of my webtv, and I didn't even see you until your #10. I know...the others must be slow in getting here (for some reason). Anyway, what an uplifting visit the President was paid today!


25 posted on 08/23/2006 4:51:41 PM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Darkwolf377
Hi Darkwolf, I agree on everything you wrote. Wish the whole world would wake up and "get it." In the meantime, I'll happily settle for having a president who "gets it," who understands what national defense truly means, and leads by personal example, taking the hits that would knock down lesser men, but he bounces back every time.

His strength is in the Lord our God and the wisdom W shows is drawn straight from the Almighty. I can't thank God enough for giving us this president.

26 posted on 08/23/2006 4:52:59 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

If Bush is dragging down all the Republicans this year like his haters say, why are so many of them begging him to do campaign appearances?


27 posted on 08/23/2006 4:53:34 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Peach

I have the same thoughts in the back of my mind. I don't know that it's paranoia on our parts, but SOP for the MSM.


28 posted on 08/23/2006 4:53:57 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Every time I hear the word "exercise", I wash my mouth out with chocolate.)
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To: GretchenM

Ahem...amending that to say because of my webtv BUT ESPECIALLY MY DIAL-UP...


29 posted on 08/23/2006 4:54:51 PM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: GretchenM

Ican't STAND Condi anymore!!! She sold out Israel and now accepts the Hezbos as a country!!


30 posted on 08/23/2006 4:55:47 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Peach
(Sheesh - I'm sounds a little paranoid.)

Nah, just battle-hardened and disbelieving until given reasons to trust. Conservative Americans are very much like Charlie Brown in this scene (Lucy = old media):

IOW, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

31 posted on 08/23/2006 4:57:14 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: txrangerette

I have webtv also....it's in the living room on the big tv, but I use the puter in the guest bedroom....get your web hooked up to broadband, you'll love the difference.


32 posted on 08/23/2006 5:00:56 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: GretchenM
Hi GM...thanks for the Dose

ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY

33 posted on 08/23/2006 5:02:28 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: Suzy Quzy

No, i think she believed that this was the right thing...come on, israel botched their war, they didn't give it their all to go after the terrorist...


34 posted on 08/23/2006 5:02:36 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: GretchenM

I couldn't have said it better, Rockey. But we musn't wish that on this man...he needs some peace and rest.
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"If we had this President for another four years, I think we'd be great."


35 posted on 08/23/2006 5:02:39 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (I seem to be flypaper for freaks)
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To: txrangerette
In recognition of all that, here's an for you.
36 posted on 08/23/2006 5:03:15 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks, Gretchen, for the Dose. I appreciate your work! I love the look on GWB's face while he is in the Oval Office with Mr. Vaccarella--he is enjoying himself! :)


37 posted on 08/23/2006 5:04:58 PM PDT by dmd25
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To: Suzy Quzy

Well, she's taking her orders from the president. If that is your read on it, and if you pray, then pray for him to know the right course and act accordingly.


38 posted on 08/23/2006 5:05:18 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: dmd25

They seemed to take to each other, be very comfortable. I got the impression from W's remarks (with Rockey) to the press that W thought Rockey had a lot of guts and determination, just the sort of thing that this president admires.


39 posted on 08/23/2006 5:06:29 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Theresawithanh

40 posted on 08/23/2006 5:06:38 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Democratshavenobrains
If Bush is dragging down all the Republicans this year like his haters say, why are so many of them begging him to do campaign appearances?

Sounds like the kind of thing to give a lib brain cramps.

41 posted on 08/23/2006 5:08:50 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

Thanks so much for the pictures. I loved Mr. Vacarella's comment...heard it on the radio and cheered! FINALLY one of the good guys got air time!


42 posted on 08/23/2006 5:12:13 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: GretchenM

**You know, I wish you had another four years, man. If we had this President for another four years, I think we'd be great.**

I completely agree with that sentiment. God bless President Bush.


43 posted on 08/23/2006 5:13:07 PM PDT by ilovew (I hope I get to meet Rummy this fall...)
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To: Suzy Quzy

I didn't mean to sound like i'm telling you what to do, but wanted you to have the sense of hope that comes with our ability to influence the chief decision maker in America.


44 posted on 08/23/2006 5:13:30 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM
Awwwww...thanks (blushing)!!!
45 posted on 08/23/2006 5:13:32 PM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: GretchenM
W thought Rockey had a lot of guts and determination, just the sort of thing that this president admires.

Great point!

46 posted on 08/23/2006 5:14:07 PM PDT by dmd25
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To: Darkwolf377

Well-said!


47 posted on 08/23/2006 5:16:07 PM PDT by Fudd Fan ("The purpose of the UN is to ensure that the U.S. never wins another war." -HonestConservative)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Then get lost. Find somewhere else to trash our President's decisions bc that was his choice, not Condi's.


48 posted on 08/23/2006 5:17:43 PM PDT by ilovew (I hope I get to meet Rummy this fall...)
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To: Peach


WOO-HOO! You're first!


49 posted on 08/23/2006 5:19:39 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" only 10% are radical, that's 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: GretchenM


Thanks so much for such a fabulous Dose, GEM!


50 posted on 08/23/2006 5:20:44 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" only 10% are radical, that's 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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