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President Obama Joins Elder George Bush in Call to Community Service
CNS News ^ | October 16, 2009 | Eileen Sullivan

Posted on 10/16/2009 4:34:43 AM PDT by IbJensen

San Francisco (AP) - President Barack Obama, who has called on Americans to perform more community service, is joining former President George H.W. Bush in urging citizens to volunteer.

Bush on Friday was to host a forum on volunteering at Texas A&M University, to be attended by Obama, who initiated a "United We Serve" call to service in June that culminated in a national day of service on the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The forum is affiliated with the Points of Light Institute, an organization that honors people and groups who participate in community service. Bush created the Daily Point of Light Award in 1989 to honor volunteers.

The forum will be held at the A&M campus at College Station, Texas, where Bush's presidential library is located. It was expected to draw students, faculty and Points of Light award winners. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a former president of the university, was planning to attend as well.

As a candidate, Obama promised to make a call to public service a cornerstone of his presidency.

On the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday this year, on Jan. 19, the day before Obama's inauguration, the president-elect, Hollywood stars and thousands of other Americans volunteered across the country.

In April, Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which tripled the size of the AmeriCorps community service program.

And in late June, when Obama kicked off the call to service program, he and his family worked with other volunteers at Fort McNair in Washington and helped load 15,000 backpacks with books, healthy snacks and toys for children with parents in the armed forces


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bush41; pointsoflight
In April, Obama signed into law the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which tripled the size of the AmeriCorps community service program.

"Read my lips. Volunteer for community service."

(Birds of a a feather.)

1 posted on 10/16/2009 4:34:43 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

It’s all one big f*ing club and we are the waiters.


2 posted on 10/16/2009 4:38:34 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: IbJensen
Just like a socialist - always wanting more from the taxpayer, whether it's cash or labor. I do my civic duty by obeying the law, voting in every election, paying my taxes, keeping my home neat and presentable, keeping my children out of trouble, and even being polite to everyone I meet when I'm able (some people don't merit politeness, but I do try).

I don't owe society another G-d damn thing.

3 posted on 10/16/2009 4:38:51 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Maureen Dowd is right. I DON'T like our President's color. He's a Red.)
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To: IbJensen

Don’t community service jobs just compete with some minimum wage/entry level jobs?


4 posted on 10/16/2009 4:38:53 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: IbJensen

I can’t stand him, either.

Was working for a boat dealer at the time, making $ 80k a year.

We were out of business within a year of him passing his tax increase. Business in place for more than 50 years. Done in by GHWB in a year.

I’m no fan.


5 posted on 10/16/2009 4:40:38 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: IbJensen
Good grief - stay out da bushes!

And we still have "Jeb Bush 2012" supporters here. Sheeeesh, what maroons!

6 posted on 10/16/2009 4:42:22 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: IbJensen
New World Community Order Organizers
7 posted on 10/16/2009 4:43:24 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Hardastarboard

Socialists love spending other peoples’ hard-earned money. But what will they do when the well runs dry?


8 posted on 10/16/2009 4:44:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: snippy_about_it
...and we are the waiters.

More like the main course.

9 posted on 10/16/2009 4:45:45 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: IbJensen

Yet they all live in the lap of luxury. Go sell what you have, give to the poor & then perhaps I’ll follow your lead.


10 posted on 10/16/2009 4:47:33 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: snippy_about_it

“It’s all one big f*ing club and we are the waiters.”

Well said.

When the government (local, state, or feds) organizes any type of “volunteerism” run like crazy.

If it doesn’t come from the heart, it isn’t heart felt.

Remember, Obama is the only person in the world who can make COMMUNITY seem like a 4-letter word.


11 posted on 10/16/2009 4:49:43 AM PDT by Sparko (Barack Hussein Obama: Mmm, mmm, mmm... Peace Prize. Now no one is equal to Me in My Sight.)
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To: IbJensen

Now,showing up to work in a homeless shelter wearing $600 sneakers is *my* kind of "community service".

12 posted on 10/16/2009 4:57:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: IbJensen
The elder Bush's noblesse oblige leads him to adopt another fatherless boy president.
13 posted on 10/16/2009 4:59:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yeah- thass what I’m talking about....


14 posted on 10/16/2009 5:00:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: FES0844
Yet they all live in the lap of luxury. Go sell what you have, give to the poor & then perhaps I’ll follow your lead.

Exactly! When these elitist scumbags sell their 25 million dollar homes on the Malibu cliffs and start living in $250K houses in Encino *then* I'll believe that they're sincere about helping the less fortunate.Study after study show that the red states are the most generous when giving to charity while a state like Massachusetts,one of the richest (and most Marxist) in the country,is close to being last on the list.

15 posted on 10/16/2009 5:03:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: IbJensen
Socialists love spending other peoples’ hard-earned money. But what will they do when the well runs dry?

Nationalize Healthcare. Nationalize Oil industry, Nationalize Pharmaceuticals, Nationalize Wal-Mart.

Then close the borders with an Iron Curtain so no companies or doctors can leave.

16 posted on 10/16/2009 5:09:43 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: IbJensen
Socialists love spending other peoples’ hard-earned money. But what will they do when the well runs dry?

Print more.

17 posted on 10/16/2009 5:09:44 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: IbJensen

I can’t believe GHWB would in any way associate himself with Obama. I know they’re “birds of a feather”, but BHO is out in the world slamming GHWB’s son!


18 posted on 10/16/2009 5:41:00 AM PDT by LoveUSA (When you find yourself hopelessly naked in front of the world, you might as well dance.)
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To: LoveUSA

It’s all an act.


19 posted on 10/16/2009 5:47:23 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholic voters were true to their faith there would be no abortion and no President Obama.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

No Worries Dix. There will be a few thousand protesters there for King Obama come Saturday. I’m sure no media outlet will cover THAT part of the Bush/Obama Party, but they will be there.


20 posted on 10/16/2009 6:21:11 AM PDT by TxAray (Truth in times of oppression will be illegal.)
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To: IbJensen

“President Obama Joins Elder George Bush in Call to Community Service”

Makes one want to barf!!! We’re on the road to communism and it looks as if the Bushs’ helped pave the way.


21 posted on 10/16/2009 6:31:51 AM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: Gay State Conservative
When these elitist scumbags sell their 25 million dollar homes on the Malibu cliffs and start living in $250K houses in Encino *then* I'll believe that they're sincere about helping the less fortunate.

Chicago's former Mayor, Jane Byrne tried something like that once.

"In an effort to demonstrate a commitment to making the complex safer, then Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne moved into a fourth-floor apartment in 1981. Backed by a number of police officers and a substantial personal bodyguard detail, she stayed for only three weeks. This incident, too, contributed to public perception of Cabrini-Green as the worst of the worst of public housing. As a security measure, the rear entryway of the unit Byrne stayed in was welded shut. This had the unforeseen impact of creating a fortification for gang members when Byrne left. Many other gangs copied this technique in other units." source, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabrini-Green

22 posted on 10/16/2009 6:34:19 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: IbJensen

How long before all of the city dwellers and intellectuals are forced into the factories and fields to “voluneer” their time in service to whatever 5-year plans are needed to “stimulate” the economy and the country?


23 posted on 10/16/2009 6:43:36 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: snippy_about_it
It’s all one big f*ing club and we are the waiters.

Just once, I'd like for the government to serve me.

24 posted on 10/16/2009 8:44:15 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: IbJensen

I’m sick to death of the Bushes too. Get out of my face, Mr. New World Order!


25 posted on 10/17/2009 7:47:03 AM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: Red Boots

Good one!


26 posted on 10/17/2009 7:48:04 AM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: IbJensen

NWO Bush Sr. has dinner with the rapist Clinton and will be supporting Obama.


27 posted on 10/17/2009 7:49:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: LoveUSA

It’s all a Dog & Pony Show - Good Cop, Bad Cop. They’re all reading from a script. Two sides of the same coin. Their goal is to destroy America’s sovereignty, as quickly & efficiently as possible. BOTH the Dems & Pubics are our ENEMIES.


28 posted on 10/17/2009 7:55:26 AM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: kenmcg; All

Yeah, and how long before the Bush Klan bails the US & moves to their 50,000 acre fortress in Costa Rica or Uraguay, or wherever the hell it is?


29 posted on 10/17/2009 8:01:34 AM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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To: IbJensen; All
What's that in your lap, Mr. President?? By George, could it be that pesky symbol for your NWO? Teaching the grandkids early, aye?

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30 posted on 10/17/2009 8:22:46 AM PDT by Beloved Levinite (I have a new name for the occupier of The Oval Office: KING FRAUD! (pronounced King "Faa-raud"))
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