Skip to comments.Live Coverage of former President Bush's Welcome Home (Live thread)
Posted on 01/20/2009 9:54:15 AM PST by CedarDave
There will be live internet streaming of President Bush's arrival in Midland, welcoming comments and his address to the crowd. Local TV coverage starts at 4 p.m. Central time, internet coverage starts at 5:15 p.m. Central time.
(BTW, this is my 1,000th thread posted on Free Republic!!!)
Maybe you or someone else can bump to “Breaking News” later this p.m. Thanks.
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For as many things that I disagreed with that he did, I miss him already.
Going to miss the Levin Lounge this p.m. Maybe you can clue the regulars in on the welcome home address.
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Welcome back to the Republic of Texas, W.
ping, for reminder
Welcome home, Sir.
I miss President Bush already too. Will be watching the homecoming of he and Laura.
Barack Hussien Obama aka Barry Soetoro from Indonesia will never be my President because he is not constitutionally eligible to be President. Nothing he does or signs will mean anything or become law. He is nothing but a fraud.
I live in Midland and write for the Odessa paper. Unfortunately, I can’t go since I have to cover a school board meeting! I am so angry since we are sending every other reporter to the Bush event except for me and the cops guy.
It is going to be a big bash.....music, food and then a farewell speech by Bush himself....I hope you get to meet him. I covered a previous visit back when I lived in Kansas. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet him or interview him, barely even see the guy since I was so far back in the press area.
But, I hope he will be shaking hands at the Midland event.
My TIVO at home is set to record it all.
According to the press information we received, he should be speaking around 5:20, though likely a bit later since those things often are delayed a bit.
You will find a streaming link of the festivities here: [Note: The entertainment begins at 2 PM CT/ 3 PM EDT]:
If any of you live near Waco, TSTC currently expects him to arrive in Waco around 7:30 PM. Many of us want to make sure he receives the welcome home he deserves.
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I was not expecting to cry today. But I am. Bush might not have been the best president, but he was a good man. I take comfort in knowing that his eternal reward will more than compensate the crap he’s had to live with.
Yep, I cried, too. I cried when the Obama’s arrived at the White House this morning for their coffee with President Bush, knowing that this was the end. I cried when they left the White House in Obama’s new presidential limo, seeing that it was truly over. Then when President Bush arrived at the Capitol and started descending the stairs to watch Obama take the oath, I cried again.
For all his faults, he is still far more capable and respectable than this racist fraud we’ve just put in the White House. We are all going to pray and wish for the days when President Bush led us.
I thank President Bush for keeping my family safe, standing firm against the onslaught of bitterness and disrespect he had to endure by continuing to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for being a gentleman. These are things Obama has no clue about, much less his wife.
I am truly sickened and saddened today, mourning for our nation because this changes EVERYTHING.
I turned the TV on when I heard Rush say that the President was in the helicopter. When I saw that picture there were sudden tears.
I cry for America, our troops, our faithful allies.
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Ping for later
I shed some tears for our country yesterday. I’m a sentimental Irishman.
This is the only thread I will read today on FR.
cool. Thanks for the link.
A class act for every second of the past 8 years. Texas should be so proud.
This Texan is.
I think the plane would have taken off from Andrews. Edwards is in CA. I didn’t watch any coverage because I didn’t want to hear the commentators make me ill with their comments.
God Bless President and Mrs. Bush!
Thank you. And I agree about the threads. I’m going to have to get away from all of this news coverage insanity on TV, try to not think about this much more today, or I’m liable to lose my mind or end up having to drink my sorrows away tonight (like I did on election night).
Obama is not worth the hangover.
I agree with you... not the best President but definitely a good man! God Bless You President Bush.
Having lived in the US for nearly 16 years I have to say pres. Bush (W) is by far my favorite. So he’s not the most eloquent man on the planet, but what Texan likes to beat about the bush (no pun intended)? That’s why I love living in Texas - no nonsense people live here. I’m certain pres. Bush will be viewed by history as a great leader. I’m a grown man and I got teary-eyed when he waved goodbye for the last time as he stepped into the SAM plane.
Having watched the inauguration of pres. Obama I feel depressed and unsatisfied. Gonna miss pres. Bush, that’s for certain.
Andrews ... not Edwards, I know that ... must be my data processing is totally befuddled by all this Obama cra*, er, coverage.
May President Bush and his entire family be blessed. His leadership and the integrity and dignity with which he performed it are already missed.
Yes, we are going to be missing him every day for the next 4 years. That’s if there is any America left by then....we could be “re-made” into the USSA (United Socialist States of America) or maybe the USSO (United Socialist States of Obama).
Oh, and you’re right about Texas, and the South in general, that people are more no-nonsense. I am in Minnesota and well...let’s just way that people aren’t like that here AT ALL. It is ALL nonsense.
*cringe* ... no socialism please... been there didn’t like it
I have had the television off all day. Thanks for this thread letting me know that I can see GW return home without seeing the zero.
Me too, sniff, sniff.
Welcome back to Texas President Bush!
If you don’t mind my asking, where did you emigrate here from?
Just had a group of young people in my store. All of them with handicaps. mental or physical - some severe. One young girl had a T-shirt with a saying "Just build a bridge and get over it."
Seems like good advice. I will allow my self this day of mourning and then try to think positive about how to help deal with this farce in DC.
Albania (you know, the wrist watch incident...LOL)
I am overcome with emotion, sorry for being a big cry-baby. My Husband-The Liberal has promised to send me to see his library when it is completed./Just Asking - seoul62......
Welcome Home Mr. President, Welcome Home.