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A Pic I have been waiting on..President Bush and the World Champion Little League team
White House ^ | Sept 7,2006

Posted on 09/07/2006 8:18:06 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776

President George W. Bush congratulates members of the Columbus Northern Little League Team on winning the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series Championship at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: athletes; baseball; bush43; champions; littleleague; teamusa; winners
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President George W. Bush waves to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and the Columbus Northern Little League Team at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. The team defeated the Kawaguchi Little League of Japan, 2 to 1, to win the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series Championship on August 28 in Williamsport, Pa. It is the second consecutive year that an American team has won the world series title. White House photo by Eric Draper


1 posted on 09/07/2006 8:18:07 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Huh ? All white kids ? Now that is a surprise in this day and age .


2 posted on 09/07/2006 8:19:49 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: AmericanMade1776

Great pics. Thanks for posting. I hope every parent got a shot of Pres. Bush with their kid.


3 posted on 09/07/2006 8:20:45 PM PDT by Huntress (Proud owner of Norman/Norma, the transsexual attack cat.)
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To: sushiman

Humpfh!


4 posted on 09/07/2006 8:20:57 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

I wonder who told the boys to remove their hats for the president?


5 posted on 09/07/2006 8:21:09 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: Huntress

I do too, I don't know why we have not seen more of these pics in the News, had to go to the White House to find them. It just happened today.


6 posted on 09/07/2006 8:21:56 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: msnimje

These boys are well mannered and have Character, They are all Good Boys.


7 posted on 09/07/2006 8:22:43 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: sushiman
You are not upset by this are you ?

The Columbus Northern All-Stars earned the Little League World Series Championship, beating Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1 at Howard Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. on Monday night

9 posted on 09/07/2006 8:24:36 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Congratulations to the Columbus Northern Little League team on their World Series Championship. WOOOHOOO!


10 posted on 09/07/2006 8:27:10 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: msnimje

Most likely, their coach. They start baseball manners in T-ball.


11 posted on 09/07/2006 8:27:16 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: AmericanMade1776

Starting pitcher Kyle Carter from Columbus, Georgia pitches to Yusuke Inuzuka from Kawaguchi City, Japan. Carter struck out 11 in a complete-game victory as Columbus captured the Little League World Series title with a 2-1 victory over Kawaguchi City(AFP/Getty Images/Jim McIsaac)

12 posted on 09/07/2006 8:27:31 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: sushiman

Uhm, how?


13 posted on 09/07/2006 8:28:25 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (Borders. Language. Culture. AAA-0. Free Travis Mcgee.)
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To: sushiman

"Huh ? All white kids ? Now that is a surprise in this day and age."

What does that have to do with anything? What an obnoxious comment.


14 posted on 09/07/2006 8:28:29 PM PDT by Gone GF
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To: AmericanMade1776
These boys are well mannered and have Character, They are all Good Boys.

I am sure they are and I was very pleased to see how they behaved.
15 posted on 09/07/2006 8:28:38 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: msnimje
It just makes Baseball Better

Kawaguchi City, Japan, starting pitcher Go Matsumoto, right and Columbus, Ga., starting pitcher Kyle Carter shake hands after they played each other in the Little League World Series Championship game on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa. Georgia won the Championship 2-1. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

16 posted on 09/07/2006 8:32:18 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Columbus, Ga. Cody Walker (21) trots home to a celebration by teammates after hitting a game winning third inning two-run home run off Kawaguchi City, Japan pitcher Go Matsumoto in Little League World Series Championship baseball game Monday, Aug. 28, 2006 in South Williamsport, Pa.. Georgia beat Japan 2-1. Georgia players from left: Patrick Stallings (25), Mason Meyers (16), winning pitcher Kyle Carter, rear, and Josh Lester, right. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

17 posted on 09/07/2006 8:33:51 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Gone GF

"All white kids ?"

Well I have to confess I thought that too. And from Georgia.


18 posted on 09/07/2006 8:37:18 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

And zippo for second place.

19 posted on 09/07/2006 8:40:20 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: sushiman
The teams participating in the LLB world series come from all races and backgrounds. The fact that an individual team is all white or all Asian is inevitable. They come from geographical areas.

I can tell you from experience that once they get to Williamsport they are all the same.

Some bad, some good, but 99% are just kids having good clean fun. QWB and look at something good going on.
20 posted on 09/07/2006 8:40:33 PM PDT by Pafreedom
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To: AmericanMade1776

Actually , I am happy as hell . Coincidentally , I lived in Kawaguchi City from 1986-1995 . It's in Saitama prefecture .


21 posted on 09/07/2006 8:57:47 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman; Graybeard58
Huh ? All white kids ? Now that is a surprise in this day and age .

Huh? An asshole racist on a thread? Now that ISN'T a surprise this day and age.....
22 posted on 09/07/2006 8:59:09 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: Gone GF

Obnoxious ? Huh ? You just don't see many teams in any sport in the USA that are all white , with the exception of hockey . It's reality - nothing obnoxious at all about it !


23 posted on 09/07/2006 8:59:55 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: swmobuffalo

" Well I have to confess I thought that too. And from Georgia."

Thank you !


24 posted on 09/07/2006 9:00:45 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: MikefromOhio

You my friend ...are all wet . Dry up .


25 posted on 09/07/2006 9:01:33 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: AmericanMade1776
"He's gonna eat the kids and give the bones to his corporate masters!" < /Shrieking liberal >
26 posted on 09/07/2006 9:01:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: sushiman
You my friend ...are all wet . Dry up .

And your comment is still stupid and racist.
27 posted on 09/07/2006 9:03:33 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: MikefromOhio

Outside the NHL , name one pro sports team's starting lineup that doesn't include one non-white member ! Not racist ; just reality . You think I'm black or white BTW ?


28 posted on 09/07/2006 9:16:58 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: AmericanMade1776
One of my very favorite sports events of the year is the Little League Regionals and World Series. I look forward to August each year for that very reason. It is so refreshing to watch human beings playing sports and enjoying it to the hilt. It isn't for money and that makes it so special. The kids play the game like men and often cry like the little boys they still are. The whole thing is a heart warmer.

One of those little boys this year was 6'8" tall at the age of 13. The shortest was 4'6" I think. One of my favorite pictures of this years games was a shot of a little short fellow on third base, straining and stretching to see around the 6'8" third baseman. What great fun. For anyone who has never watched, I highly recommend it. It's great TV.

29 posted on 09/07/2006 9:17:00 PM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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"racist on a thread? "

You are certainly jumping to an unwarranted conclusion are you not? I thought the same thing when I first saw the picture. Are you really concerned about racism or just looking for a fight?


30 posted on 09/07/2006 9:24:45 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: sushiman
Outside the NHL , name one pro sports team's starting lineup that doesn't include one non-white member ! Not racist ; just reality . You think I'm black or white BTW ?

That's the thing. I DON'T give a crap about who has what skin color. It isn't even comment worthy. And I Don't CARE what your skin color is either. It doesn't matter a damn to me at all.
31 posted on 09/07/2006 9:28:06 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - Go Bucks!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Love that Columbia blue!

Baseball rules.

32 posted on 09/07/2006 9:30:01 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Now,if some of the adults on this post could be good sportsmen
like the Little Leaguers..............


33 posted on 09/07/2006 9:43:25 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Murryhill was at the Oregon game last weekend. They were great!

Pray for W and Our Troops


34 posted on 09/07/2006 9:45:40 PM PDT by bray (Koffi 4 Food has Failed.......Again)
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To: swmobuffalo
Get a life you guys. Race is NOT and issue in Little League at all. Not even a little bit. By the time the kids get to Williamsport, Pa for the World Series, the individual teams are made up of the best players, all stars, in each region. Race is not a factor.

How typical for a few to foist their issuses into a discussion that those issues have no part or place in. Shame on you. Little League is world wide and is made up of every color of the human rainbow, including the teams from the US. Go peddle your issues somewhere else. Little League doesn't play your game.

35 posted on 09/07/2006 9:59:59 PM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: AmericanMade1776; 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; ...

Gotta LUV President Bush!


36 posted on 09/07/2006 10:15:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Frwy

Look - I was just suprised to not see at least one kid of color on a USA team - that's all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 09/07/2006 10:16:16 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Frwy

"Go peddle your issues somewhere else. Little League doesn't play your game."

This would have been better directed at others. I don't have a race problem. Obviously you and others have missed the point. I and sushiman were momentarily taken back by the photo. That's all. Period. Deal with it.


38 posted on 09/07/2006 10:18:46 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Frwy
I look forward to August each year for that very reason. It is so refreshing to watch human beings playing sports and enjoying it to the hilt. It isn't for money and that makes it so special. The kids play the game like men and often cry like the little boys they still are. The whole thing is a heart warmer.

I'll have to catch this next year. I never knew. Thanks.

39 posted on 09/07/2006 10:39:29 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: swmobuffalo

Quite frankly I am glad to see they are all white and still able to win a championship. I am proud as Georgia peach punch of them!!


40 posted on 09/07/2006 10:47:59 PM PDT by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: debboo

Good for you!!


41 posted on 09/07/2006 10:50:30 PM PDT by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Frwy
I always look forward to the Little League World Series. Watched a lot of their games this year.

Have fond memories of the 2 years I was assistant coach in Little League. That was 20+ years ago but will never forget the players on the team. Great group of kids.

42 posted on 09/07/2006 11:00:15 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: jerry639

That must have been great fun. Coaching those kids with their many emotions has to be one of life's wonderful pleasures.


43 posted on 09/08/2006 1:48:04 AM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: sushiman

I thought a lot of things too when I saw the pictures but race never entered my mind. I can't help but wonder at someone who has that thought flash through their grey matter. But I promise not to think about you any more.


44 posted on 09/08/2006 1:54:32 AM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: Frwy; MikefromOhio
I thought a lot of things too when I saw the pictures but race never entered my mind.

Mine either. They are little kids, having fun.

45 posted on 09/08/2006 4:33:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Frwy

Great Fun.. Like Baseball was meant to be.


46 posted on 09/08/2006 5:22:42 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Yes... Beaverton Played a great game too.


47 posted on 09/08/2006 5:23:43 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: sushiman

I noticed the same right away


48 posted on 09/08/2006 5:25:52 AM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who goTHese through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: Frwy

I just can't imagine how cool this must be for these kids! Awesome!


49 posted on 09/08/2006 5:27:12 AM PDT by Toby06
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To: sushiman

"Whiteness" aside, there aren't many professional sports teams outside of the soccer world that are as multi-ethnic as NHL teams. On one team you could find Swedes, Finns, Canadians, Americans, Czechs, Slovaks, and Russians, all playing together. And you can even find in the league African-Americans, African-Canadians, Hispanics, Asians, Germans, Norwegians, and even British-born players.

Far more cultures play hockey than play American football (which is played mostly by Americans and a few soccer kickers from other countries), yet the NHL teams are just seen as "mostly white guys." OK.


50 posted on 09/08/2006 5:30:32 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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