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A Day in the Life of President Bush (news and photos): 01-19-09
www.yahoo.com/news ^ | 19th January 2008 | Snugs

Posted on 01/19/2009 5:31:14 PM PST by snugs

Today is the last full day that George W Bush spent in the White House as President he telephoned current and former world leaders from Oval Office.

Also in his last full day as President he commuted the sentences of two former US border guards facing more than 10 years in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler.

Secretary of Defense Roberts Gates will will sit out Barack Obama's inauguration at an undisclosed location as the "designated successor" in the event of a catastrophe, the White House announced Monday.

Pray for President Bush - Day 3050.

Enjoy Sanity Island on the President's last full day in office


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
Taken from the first Inaugural Address 20th January 2001 how poignant this words turned out to be and may we be for ever grateful to him that he was true to his word. "We will confront weapons of mass destruction, so that a new century is spared new horrors. "


PHOTOS OF THE DAY

President George W. Bush calls current and former world leaders from the Oval Office during his final full day in office at the White House in Washington January 19, 2009

1 posted on 01/19/2009 5:31:20 PM PST by snugs
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To: snugs

Oh snugs, I’m teary.


2 posted on 01/19/2009 5:34:00 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Bahbah

Me too!


3 posted on 01/19/2009 5:34:38 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: snugs

;)


4 posted on 01/19/2009 5:34:38 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Bahbah; defconw; snugs

Me 3 ...


5 posted on 01/19/2009 5:35:16 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Bahbah

Yay for you, Bah!


6 posted on 01/19/2009 5:35:58 PM PST by STARWISE ((They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: defconw

Hey, deffie.

Where are we going to gather?


7 posted on 01/19/2009 5:36:35 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; ...
Dose going up on the final full day in office for the President
8 posted on 01/19/2009 5:37:28 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: STARWISE

:(


9 posted on 01/19/2009 5:37:37 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: snugs

We’re in for a tough time, and I’m sure going to miss the President looking out for us.

He is one of the finest men to ever occupy the Oval Office.

Thank you President Bush!

Thank you too snugs and all the patriots that have supported him so strongly over the last eight years.


10 posted on 01/19/2009 5:38:07 PM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: snugs

In this Jan. 17, 2007 file photo former U.S. Border Patrol agent Jose Alonso Compean, center, walks hand-in-had with his wife, Patty, right, and lawyer, Mary Stillinger, as he arrives to surrender to federal authorities at the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. President George W. Bush on Monday, Jan. 19, 2008 commuted Compean's prison sentence, whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration


In this Oct. 19, 2006 file photo, former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, center, leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse with his wife, Monica Ramos, in El Paso, Texas. In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday commuted the prison sentences of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited fierce debate about illegal immigration

11 posted on 01/19/2009 5:38:22 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: A.Hun

we’ll miss him,


12 posted on 01/19/2009 5:38:29 PM PST by RobFromGa (It's the Spending, Stupid! (not the method of collection))
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To: snugs

Is this thread stopping after tomorrow?


13 posted on 01/19/2009 5:38:38 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: snugs

President George W. Bush calls current and former world leaders from the Oval Office during his final full day in office at the White House in Washington January 19, 2009
14 posted on 01/19/2009 5:39:10 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: Bahbah

I haven’t been very much of a Bush fan lately, but I am very sad today. Bush is a good man, who has faced adversity, and some of the harshest and meanest opposition, but always faced it with class. I hope history is kind to him.

Now is not the time for criticism, but simply for us to say, “Thank you Mr. President for all you’ve done.”


15 posted on 01/19/2009 5:39:14 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: snugs

God bless President Bush.

There seems to be a lump in my throat.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 5:39:49 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Bahbah

Well I am working tomorrow.... so Levin lounge for licking of wounds?


17 posted on 01/19/2009 5:40:14 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: snugs
Today we have seen much in the news both sides of the pond of the President elect painting a boy's dorm as a example of service that is encouraged today in honour of Martin Luther King. Yet never once was mentioned that the outgoing President has always marked this day either at church service or visiting some centre in honour of Martin Luther King, following are photos showing these events.


Proclaiming a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., President George W. Bush receives a portrait of the civil rights leader from his wife and children in the East Room Jan. 21, 2002. Photographed from left to right are Coretta Scott King, the President, Rev. Bernice King and Martin Luther King III. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY TINA HAGER


Greeting 6-year-old Natalie Jenkins, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush meet Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr.'s family at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover, Md., Monday, Jan. 20, 2003. The church holds an annual service celebrating the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. White House photo by Eric Draper


Celebrating the national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush attend services at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover, Md., Monday, Jan. 20. 2003. White House photo by Susan Sterner


President George W. Bush prays during a church service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover, Md., Jan. 20, 2003. "It is fitting that we honor this great American in a church because, out of the church comes the notion of equality and justice," said the President in his remarks. White House photo by Eric Draper.

18 posted on 01/19/2009 5:40:41 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

I am so glad those two men are going home to their families.

Thank you, President Bush.


19 posted on 01/19/2009 5:40:51 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: snugs

Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma are accompanied by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush while the Powell's received the John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award from Georgetown University during the University's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, January 17, 2005
20 posted on 01/19/2009 5:41:11 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: defconw
Levin lounge for licking of wounds?

I think that works.

21 posted on 01/19/2009 5:42:04 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: snugs

President George W. Bush is joined on stage by Elaine Steele during Georgetown University's "Let Freedom Ring" Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King at the John F. Kennedy Center, Monday, Jan. 16, 2006. Steele, Co-Founder of Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute, was presented with the "John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award". White House photo by Eric Draper
22 posted on 01/19/2009 5:42:45 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

I knew President Bush would take care of this.

It’s my understanding that their sentences were commuted rather than pardoned because it was proven they they hid evidence. Had they not done that then President Bush could have pardoned them. Now they have to wait 5 years to ask for a pardon, which brings us to the next next administration.

I think I have that right.


23 posted on 01/19/2009 5:42:55 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
I think I have that right.

Yes, you do.

24 posted on 01/19/2009 5:44:27 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Bahbah

OK! It’s a date. We have 24 to watch in 15 minutes.


25 posted on 01/19/2009 5:44:31 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: defconw

Yes we do! And it’s looking like a pretty good season.


26 posted on 01/19/2009 5:45:34 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: snugs

President George W. Bush lends a hand and his best brush strokes at Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, D.C., as volunteers spend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day painting murals of historical figures and local landmarks like the front of "Ben's Chili Bowl" Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. White House photo by Paul Morse


President George W. Bush spends time with volunteers during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. "One of the things that Mrs. King wanted was for MLK Day to be a day of service. It is not a day off, but it's a day on," said the President. "And so I'm here at Cardozo High School to thank the hundreds of people who have showed up to serve the country by volunteering." White House photo by Paul Morse

27 posted on 01/19/2009 5:46:13 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush are joined by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, right, and Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian for the Washington, D.C. libraries, left, posing for photos with children and staff at a reading class commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush speaks with a volunteer, thanking her for her service, during a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 in Washington, D.C., to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush speaks with volunteers, thanking them for their service, during a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library Monday, Jan 21, 2008, in Washington, D.C., in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. White House photo by Eric Draper

28 posted on 01/19/2009 5:46:50 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs; retrokitten; silent_jonny; STARWISE; DrDeb; Majie Purple

Hi snugs! Thanks for the dose tonight. I’m sad. But more than that, I’m happy we’ve been able to celebrate a wonderful man. I know we’ll all find a way to keep in touch - maybe just “A Day on Sanity Island” thread.


29 posted on 01/19/2009 5:47:28 PM PST by no more apples (now what??)
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To: Bahbah

We have enjoyed it so far. I will not be watching the news for awhile.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 5:47:31 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: Bahbah; defconw

I was going to say “Me three” but it’s probably up to “me 30” by now. ;-)

Pass the tissue to the right, please.


31 posted on 01/19/2009 5:47:54 PM PST by retrokitten (Come to me again, in the cold cold night...in the cold cold night- The White Stripes)
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To: snugs

Thanks for the photos. I am headed to Midland tomorrow to Welcome President Bush and Mrs. Bush back to Texas. I doubt anyone covers it but be assured thousands will be there to welcome them home. Keep an eye on FNC at 5:00-5:30 central time tomorrow. They might cover!


32 posted on 01/19/2009 5:49:25 PM PST by JFC
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To: retrokitten

http://obamaclock.org/


33 posted on 01/19/2009 5:49:34 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: snugs; All

Anyone have an idea how/where I can find two particular photos..?

1.) September 14, 2001: President Bush 41 reaches over to rest his hand on President Bush 43’s arm after 43’s message at the National Cathedral.

2.) A picture of the First Lady and President next to a White House window. She’s in front of him and he has his hands on her shoulders.

Longshot, I know - but I haven’t had luck in locating the pictures on the world-wide-web.

Thank you in advance if’n ya know where I can find ‘em.

Blessings,
Tiggy


34 posted on 01/19/2009 5:49:51 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: defconw
I will not be watching the news for awhile.

LOL. Me neither.

35 posted on 01/19/2009 5:50:23 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: retrokitten

Here, you can phffffttttt have mine...


36 posted on 01/19/2009 5:50:39 PM PST by no more apples (now what??)
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To: Bahbah

whew. thanks. :o)


37 posted on 01/19/2009 5:51:10 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Bahbah; snugs; A.Hun; defconw
I know i don't post at all on this thread but do get the ping, I’m really gonna miss it. Love ya W! Thanks Snugs for all the memories of this wonderful man GWB.
38 posted on 01/19/2009 5:51:13 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27 (Obozo the clown show coming to Washington D.C Jan 20.)
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To: Bahbah

http://obamaclock.org/


39 posted on 01/19/2009 5:51:25 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: no more apples

Hey there! I’ve missed you on the AI thread!

I think they are going to try and continue this thread sort of following the administration in their next stages. We are truly going to need a sanity island!


40 posted on 01/19/2009 5:51:30 PM PST by retrokitten (Come to me again, in the cold cold night...in the cold cold night- The White Stripes)
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To: snugs

Defence Secretary Robert Gates, seen here in 2008, will sit out Barack Obama's inauguration at an undisclosed location as the "designated successor" in the event of a catastrophe, the White House announced Monday
41 posted on 01/19/2009 5:52:36 PM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: defconw

LMAO That is awesome.


42 posted on 01/19/2009 5:52:40 PM PST by retrokitten (Come to me again, in the cold cold night...in the cold cold night- The White Stripes)
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To: JFC

per yesterday’s Dose, you can watch the welcome celebration on:

mywesttexas.com

:o)


43 posted on 01/19/2009 5:53:08 PM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: ChicagoConservative27

We have to stick together now.


44 posted on 01/19/2009 5:53:32 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: no more apples

Ummm...that’s okay. You keep it. LOLOLOLOL


45 posted on 01/19/2009 5:53:57 PM PST by retrokitten (Come to me again, in the cold cold night...in the cold cold night- The White Stripes)
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To: snugs; DrDeb

My heart just sank at your announcement of his final full day.

I have been depressed all day. *sigh*

But....I did meet (and go to Starbucks with) Dr. Deb...and she is gawjus! :D


46 posted on 01/19/2009 5:54:22 PM PST by LUV W (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: defconw

Amen hun.


47 posted on 01/19/2009 5:55:02 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27 (Obozo the clown show coming to Washington D.C Jan 20.)
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To: snugs

I wonder what thoughts are going on in his head as everything
he does today is a “last”...and tomorrow, everything will be
“firsts” for his new freedom in Texas!


48 posted on 01/19/2009 5:55:28 PM PST by LUV W (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: retrokitten

We could use it for the new Sanity Island.


49 posted on 01/19/2009 5:55:50 PM PST by defconw (You can't reason someone out of a position they were never reasoned into to begin with.)
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To: retrokitten

checking in to thank snugs and the team for keeping this thread going and doing a wonderful job during the years. You have given so many great memories...Thank you


50 posted on 01/19/2009 5:56:19 PM PST by Sammie42 (Country First, Media Last)
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