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Live Thread: Funeral of President Gerald Ford (Arrival at the Capitol)
www.freerepublic.com | December 30, 2006

Posted on 12/30/2006 2:14:10 PM PST by Howlin

The President's plane is arriving at Andrews Air Force Base at this moment.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitol; ford; funeral
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To: rocksblues

51 posted on 12/30/2006 2:35:27 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

Thank you for the time line.


52 posted on 12/30/2006 2:35:53 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Earthdweller


I'm watching on FNC and was just about to tell you, that Chris Wallace has a nice voice for funerals, but now Kristol and Barnes have cut in.... *sigh*


53 posted on 12/30/2006 2:36:05 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Howlin

Got the stream and C-Span up.


54 posted on 12/30/2006 2:36:14 PM PST by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Sometimes we do; more often than not, IMO.


55 posted on 12/30/2006 2:36:28 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin

I am here Howlin...

Thanks for the ping...

I have only seen TV a little today...so I am not up to speed on where Pres. Ford is today.


56 posted on 12/30/2006 2:37:14 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Bahbah
I think Mrs. Ford looks very frail.

Watched the departure from California. Saw her military escort pat her hand once and he kept looking at her. Was surprised to find my face wet with tears when it was over.

57 posted on 12/30/2006 2:37:30 PM PST by barker ( A smile is a curved line that sets things straight.)
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To: Starboard

This is an interesting conversation on Fox about Ford's administration being the "incubator" for the leaders of today.


58 posted on 12/30/2006 2:37:43 PM PST by Howlin
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To: MEG33


She looks so frail to me. It must be ever so difficult for her to lose him. Prayers for her strength.


59 posted on 12/30/2006 2:38:09 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: barker

That got to me too.


60 posted on 12/30/2006 2:38:11 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Txsleuth

Just arrived at Andrews.


61 posted on 12/30/2006 2:38:20 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
It's mournfully quiet, isn't it?

Yes, it is.

I am so pleased to see this for President Ford.

He didn't serve long....but, it was his tenure at the helm that served to heal this nation and help it recover from one of its darkest hours.

I will always be grateful.

And, I pray our former President rests in the peace in our Lord's hands.

62 posted on 12/30/2006 2:39:43 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: onyx

I Agree, Compared to what I was watching earlier with the dancin en singin in GA.


63 posted on 12/30/2006 2:40:51 PM PST by NobleEagle2004 ("You Are The 1st Brigade!"StoneWall Jackson)
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To: Howlin

Thank you....Hail to the Chief....21 Gun salute.

I am glad I didn't miss this.


64 posted on 12/30/2006 2:41:32 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

President's plan their own funerals.

I wonder if he planned his for nightfall.

If so, I think it's a perfect time. It really sets a proper funeral mood.


65 posted on 12/30/2006 2:42:05 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Txsleuth

"21 Gun salute"

US Army Field Artillery - King of Battle!


66 posted on 12/30/2006 2:43:04 PM PST by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: deport

I'm sitting here at working listening to someone say, "between Ford,Brown and Saddam they're just 3 dead men"......no different then me.......nice huh.....I didn't say a word......you can't argue with stupidity.


67 posted on 12/30/2006 2:43:05 PM PST by geege
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To: Txsleuth

My Country Tis of Thee. I managed to make it about one minute without crying.


68 posted on 12/30/2006 2:43:32 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: NobleEagle2004


That kind of stuff is best left for Irish wakes... I like funerals sad, dignified and patriotic.


69 posted on 12/30/2006 2:43:50 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: onyx
I wonder if he planned his for nightfall.

Doubt it. To plan for a nightfall arrival in DC he would have needed to plan the date of his death, too.

70 posted on 12/30/2006 2:43:57 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: onyx

Amen..I have lost my husband..It is so very difficult.


71 posted on 12/30/2006 2:44:02 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Howlin
This is an interesting conversation on Fox about Ford's administration being the "incubator" for the leaders of today.

It's all Ford's fault ;0)

God Bless him and his family

72 posted on 12/30/2006 2:44:03 PM PST by Mo1
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To: MEG33

(((Meg)))


73 posted on 12/30/2006 2:44:35 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: NinoFan
I managed to make it about one minute without crying.

Thanks for this...I am too, and thought it was just me.

74 posted on 12/30/2006 2:44:56 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: onyx
That kind of stuff is best left for Irish wakes

Hey .. we aren't aren't that bad :0)

75 posted on 12/30/2006 2:46:21 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Txsleuth

I thought the "Whip Inflation Now" buttons were ridiculous but compared to the GOP PR going on today they were stellar.

76 posted on 12/30/2006 2:46:23 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: NinoFan

Children today do not even know that song. I went to Catholic school and sang that song everyday after the "Pledge". Times have changed so much.


77 posted on 12/30/2006 2:46:55 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (Where did I park my car????? Oh no!)
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To: NobleEagle2004

They said that James Brown's clothes had been changed for all three funerals, so far...


78 posted on 12/30/2006 2:47:16 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Mo1

Oh yes we are and you know it. :)


79 posted on 12/30/2006 2:47:23 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: onyx
I love the dignity and formality I'm seeing.

Me too. Everything is so precise. From the half steps to the way they handle the charges for the 21 gun salute.

Hope Mrs Ford got some rest on the way to DC.

80 posted on 12/30/2006 2:47:44 PM PST by barker ( A smile is a curved line that sets things straight.)
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To: barker

I just saw Betty's profile in the limousine. She is so sweet and brave. Praying for you, Betty.

This was a beautiful, solemn and stately ceremony.


81 posted on 12/30/2006 2:47:56 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: onyx

I don't like the peeping tom camera shot into Mrs. Ford's car.


82 posted on 12/30/2006 2:48:02 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Txsleuth

Why?


83 posted on 12/30/2006 2:48:32 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Txsleuth; Admin Moderator

Breaking news?


84 posted on 12/30/2006 2:49:01 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: onyx

Not before they are buried, we aren't

We do show some respect ;0)


85 posted on 12/30/2006 2:49:22 PM PST by Mo1
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To: barker


She's probably running on empty.


86 posted on 12/30/2006 2:49:49 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: La Enchiladita

How many years were the Ford's married?


87 posted on 12/30/2006 2:50:04 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Bahbah

I agree --- that hit me as intrusive.


88 posted on 12/30/2006 2:50:27 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Mo1

Offhand, I'd say 58 years... have to look it up.


89 posted on 12/30/2006 2:51:00 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: onyx

Do you remember Pat Nixon's funeral?

My heart just broke for Richard Nixon


90 posted on 12/30/2006 2:51:46 PM PST by Mo1
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To: NinoFan

I cry very easy...so this is a box of tissues day.


91 posted on 12/30/2006 2:52:37 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Howlin

President Ford was a good man, though I didn't agree with him on some things.


92 posted on 12/30/2006 2:53:00 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: La Enchiladita

Wow. Right on the money! From Wikipedia: "On October 15, 1948 Elizabeth Bloomer Warren married Gerald R. Ford Jr., a lawyer and World War II veteran, at Grace Episcopal Church, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "


93 posted on 12/30/2006 2:53:07 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: Mo1

Unfortunately, he has been blamed for all kinds of things by the libs..even though Chrissy Matthews was saying how great he was...


94 posted on 12/30/2006 2:54:03 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: NinoFan

Thanks for looking it up. I guess someone mentioned it in the reporting and it stayed in my mind. I am only one year older than their marriage.


95 posted on 12/30/2006 2:54:35 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Mo1
Not before they are buried, we aren't

Oh yes, I agree with that. I love our Catholic funerals... but afterward, it often doesn't take more than 10 toasts to the departed before the arguing commences.

96 posted on 12/30/2006 2:54:55 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Howlin

I made it to the TV right before "Hail to the Chief" Almost wished I didn't, pass me a Kleenex.

I was watching the grandchildren. You can tell they mourn their Grandpa.

Can you imagine the overwhelming awe the State Funeral must be for them? These ceremonies represent everyting right with our country (IMHO), the respect, the dignity, etc. And to see your Grandfather honored in such a way has to be a powerful moment.


97 posted on 12/30/2006 2:55:17 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Txsleuth

Libs still blame their parents for everything wrong with their lives .... they never leaver learned to grow up


98 posted on 12/30/2006 2:55:32 PM PST by Mo1
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To: onyx

Who knows....I know the casket has been open for all three.

I have no idea if today's was the last one or not, luckily Fox didn't stay on it...they went to California...and covered all of the other news.


99 posted on 12/30/2006 2:56:26 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Rome2000

LOL...not exactly.


100 posted on 12/30/2006 2:56:42 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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