Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (10/1/06): photos & news
Posted on 10/01/2006 2:32:57 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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"Thumbs are overrated."
Hope you have a SMOOTH move...
LS, did you get to see the First Lady? The dogs? We'd enjoy any description you'd care to post here.
Hi Seven. I don't think Barney is saying leave me alone. I think he just enjoyed snuggling against the cushion. :)
Very sad, indeed. Tator is a FReeper with a great deal of common sense. We need his voice here and will miss him very much if he can't come back. Sigh.
I'm glad you both enjoyed that photo of the President and First Lady. It's a superb photo on several levels.
ROFLMAO!!! Before we know it, there won't be an election held anywhere in the U.S. in which the Rats won't scream they wuz robbed.
Kinda looking like I want be left alone ROFL
Also I like Miss Beazeley nagging at Barney not only that rub it in steal his little tennis balls LOL!
You're welcome, my good friend. :)
No...those Scottie legs may be short and stubby, but they are only used for good and dignified purposes. However, I have it on good authority that Barney has been known to lift one once in a while against Dimocrat trousers. ;-)
OMG I know what Dubya going spent time in most Lib city of LA Century City OH WOW
You got give props to Dubya one thing for sure this what former Warner Bros studio actor who became President would do deal with protesters just spite them LOL!
Thanks, Dinah. BTW, that "thumbs" letter really is on the WH website. I repost it from time to time because it's so cute.
I agree. Here on the Dose we have literally seen thousands of photos of the first couple since 2000. That photo of the day is among the very few I would choose to have made into an artistic gallery-worthy portrait, if I had a choice in such matters.
HA HA HA, I love it.
Thanks for the laugh
LOL! She's so cute, but I get the impression she's got a more spicy personality than he does.
Nice to see pictures of our President with our military in the Oval Office. I'm reading Gen. Tommy Franks' "American Soldier" (very good book, BTW), and he says that he became commander of CENTCOM in 7/00, and had never been invited to the Clinton White House. He'd heard about the administration's "coolness" to military officers. But he met with Pres. Bush less than a month after the latter took office, and was sutprised by the friendliness of the staff and the personal warmth of Pres. Bush, who said to him: "How often do two boys from Midland, Texas, make it this far?" (It also appears from his book that everything Clinton said about spending all his waking hours trying to find Osama was a big fat lie. No suprise.)
You're welcome. It isn't just big-shot reporters who have their WH sources. ;-)
This pic of Barney and the pumpkin IS the absolute sweetest....
Thanks, Wolfstar, for the wonderful pictures and, as always, your terrific commentary! Good luck with your move!
I have a neat GWB story to tell everyone--I am going to type it up and post in a bit.
That's one thing I don't need a book to know. Bill Clinton's entire eight years in office were nothing but one big, extended frat party. He like the trappings of being president, he had the title and election victories, but he never really was a president in the true sense of what that should mean.
We know from personal remembrance, watching events unfold throughout the 1990's that Clinton did squat about the growing menace of Islamofacism. We know from what is now historical fact that he refused Sudan's several offers to give him Osama bin Laden. We know that his monumental negligence of his duties as president led inexorably to the events of September 11, 2001.
We know that someone got their hands on highly sophisticated weaponized anthrax on Clinton's watch, and unleashed it on this country almost simultaneously with the 9/11/01 hijackings.
We know his administration did more to burn babies to death in Waco, Texas, and to send a small boy back to the Communist hell hole of Castro's Cuba than it ever did to deal with al Qaeda. We know that Waco led to Oklahoma City and the Murrah building bombing.
We know that Clinton's cowardly cut-and-run from Somalia convinced Osama bin Laden that the U.S. had become soft and ripe for being hit, as it was constantly in the 1990's, culminating in the events of September 2001.
Yet in spite of all these facts and more, tragically for the well being of future generations, we also know that there are many seditious, mendacious academicians, authors and so-called journalists who will help cover up Clinton's negligence so it will not be correctly revealed to history.
Hi mystery. Nice pic of President Bush and Larry Schweikart.
Been thinking of you, Mike and Jon. At the D.C. Rally for the troops, I held a sign that said "Thanks, Mike, Jon, mystery and thanks, Eric, OhioWFan and Mr.Ohio". Unfortunately, the one picture my husband took (he was engrossed in listening to speakers) didn't quite come out too well. If I can clear up the pic and figure out how to post (copy and paste?), I'll do so.
Lots of prayers going with Jon.
You're welcome. My pleasure. :)
Hi Meg. You're welcome. :)
Looking forward to it.
WOW....thankyou so much...I so appreciate that and would love to see the photo....if you can scan it and e-mail it to me I'll post it for you....btw...Jon will be leaving very shortly for Kuwait(I can't post the date) but his bags are packed for the flight...hint hint....
Many thanks for the delightful pictures of Barney!
You're welcome, Maxwell.
Please let Jon know how much he's appreciated and many prayers will be with him each and every day.
Right now he's more afraid of the flight than of being in Iraq...like me, he hates to fly...but I told him his airplane has the best pilots in the world the USAF...
The first thing a leader when faced with an enemy is to lead his people against that enemy. He stands aside the pile of rubble, calls out the enemy by name, and announces that we are coming to get them.
The mark of a leader is less in what he personally does, and more in what he guides his people to understand, and inspires them to do.
Clinton stayed up nights and went to great lengths to cover up or downplay the threat to this nation from the Islamo-Fascists. We saw this after the first World Trade Center bombing, after Waco, after TWA-800, and after the other more obvious acts of terrorism.
He lead us down the path of obliviousness to the threat that this mortal enemy poses.
That is not the mark of a leader.
Gen. Franks isn't one of those. I didn't need to read his book to know Clinton did absolutely zip nil on national security, either, but Franks' discussions of the "plans" which were made prior to Pres. Bush's election shows catching Osama sure wasn't one of them.
My prayers go with Jon and my gratitude for his service for our country.
Well said, Cow. Very well said.
I have a neat (at least I thought it was!) GWB story to share. Last night a friend and I took our daughters to a Michael W. Smith concert. He is a very well known and popular contemporary Christian musician/songwriter/singer--one of our favorites. I had forgotten until he told this story that he is also a friend of the Bushes. He said he likes to tell the story behind his songs and then told this one...
About 6 weeks after 9/11 he was in the Oval Office with GWB. He said they, like everyone else, were just processing the whole event--talking, praying, etc. Michael said near the end of the conversation, GWB said "W, you need to write a song about it." It was so funny--Michael spoke it just as GWB would--said the W as 'dubya' and spoke GWB's inflection/accent. I can't communicate to you on paper how funny it was when he said it--their shared middle initial as a nickname.
Anyway, Michael said that he didn't really think about it much afterwards until 6 months later. He was on his farm (outside Nashville) and looked up at his flagpole and the flag flying--and said that he just had a meltdown. He said that the song just came to him at that moment and he rushed into the studio to get it on paper. He called Wes King--another well known musician in Christian circles--to help him with the lyrics. It is a fabulous song about the flag--I had heard it before and also seen the video--and was in tears last night hearing him perform it.
I will post the lyrics and also a site where you can see the video that goes with it--many images from 9/11 as well as other patriotic pictures of the flag. If you are not a Christian, don't be put off by this--actually, I don't think that God is even mentioned. I think that everyone who frequents the Dose would enjoy it--and I just loved the GWB story that went with it! :)
When the night
Seems to say
All hope is lost
But I know
I'm not alone
By the light
There she waves
Show the way
To the place
Just when you think it might be over
Just when you think the fight is gone
Someone will risk his life to raise her
There she stands
There she flies
Clear blue skies
Reminds us with red
Of those that died
Washed in white
By the brave
In their strength
When evil calls itself a martyr
When all your hopes come crashing down
Someone will pull her from the rubble
There she stands
We've seen her flying torn and tattered
We've seen her stand the test of time
And through it all the fools have fallen
There she stands
By the dawn's
And through the fight
Thanks MEG....your prayers are greatly appreciated...that's all we can give Jonathan right now.
I know that, nor was it my intention to imply any such thing. Books by the good guys, like Gen. Franks, help to balance the totally false record the Clintonistas and their fellow travellers are trying to impart to history. I merely wanted to strongly make it clear that we have our own first-hand experiences with those times. For us, books can help flesh out behind-the-scenes details, but we don't need books to tell us the truth.
Instead, we can help make sure the truth gets passed down to future generations (which, of course, is what Gen. Franks is doing in his own book). We can tell our children and grandchildren the truth. We can be watchful of what goes in textbooks used to teach our children and grandchildren. We have an important role to play to ensure that the truth is not covered up forever.
I thought about my grandkids, and what will happen politically when they are grown and I am gone. I decided to leave them a detailed explanation of what happened during the Clinton years and after the election of President Bush, especially after 9/11.
I have saved newspapers, magazines, DVD's, letters, and mailings. I also have my own recollections.
I am compiling this stuff into a big scrapbook which will explain what REALLY happened. It's all I can do.
What a neat photo. It brings tears to my eyes--those older men, many of them now frail who sacrificed so much for us. Thank you for posting this.
My fil died on Labor Day and I think I am right now particularly sensitive and grateful to our veterans. My fil was a prisoner of war for a time at the end of the WWII. Several years ago his medals were put in a shadow box and I get tears in my eyes every time I look at them. We talked about them earlier this year when one of my kids had a question about them and I told him how much I appreciated his service and how I loved looking at the medals. He told me that none of the other kids had ever said anything and that we could have them someday. I told him how honored we would be to have them in our home.
Mystery, I am so grateful to your familiy's service to our country. I don't take for granted the sacrifices you make. Please keep us posted. Prayers for Jonathan and for all of your family.
What a fabulous idea and what a treasure for your family.
Once again thank you...please keep him in your prayers..
This is stone-cold true. Although he's chronologically 60, Clinton seems perpetually stuck at the 18-22 age group in many respects. He is a quintessential hedonist.
This is brilliant, Miss Marple. As "average" folks, we sometimes make the mistake of thinking what we can do is only a small thing. In reality, what you are doing is a great thing -- great in the serious sense of that word. You are leaving what amounts to a time capsule for your descendants, and it is a gift beyond price from you to them.
More of us should do something similar.
I am a very excellent driver!
Sorry, I just HAD to post this one! My Dachshund, James thinks HE is too. I'm off to the "Mayor Ray Nagin Chocolate" gazebo for BBQ steaks and baked potato! yum ;-)