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Socks celebration planned for George H.W. Bush's 89th birthday
Fox News ^ | June 11.3013 | AP via Foxnews

Posted on 06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by I still care

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – A socks celebration has been planned in Texas for the 89th birthday of former President George H.W. Bush of Houston.

Visitors to Bush's presidential library in College Station are urged to wear "exuberant socks" Wednesday on his birthday. Bush in recent years has taken to wearing colorful socks in public.

Officials with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation also want people with outlandish socks to post photos online. Select pictures will be sent to the 41st president.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: birthday; bush41; bushfamily; bushlibrary; happybirthday; socks
For his 80th birthday, he jumped out of a plane. I guess time is catching up.

You know what I thought of reading this? I thought that Obama wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of socks like this. Way too concerned with his image. On the other hand, I bet Clinton will have the most outlandish pair of socks sent to all the papers to grab his extra minute of attention.

I read an article a while ago, where a conservative said a well known lib who knew the presidents intimately, said that George Bush 43 was an intensely deep individual. That most people didn't realize what a deep thinker he was. I guess he gets it from his dad. The fun part of that article was that he also said Obama was totally shallow, a total narcissist and there was nothing to him.

1 posted on 06/11/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by I still care
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2 posted on 06/11/2013 9:29:57 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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Even Socks got sick of Bill?
3 posted on 06/11/2013 9:43:52 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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The senior President Bush’s one big mistake was to allow himself to be mugged by the Rats on taxes.Ross Perot can rot in hell for all I care.
4 posted on 06/11/2013 10:07:17 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: dangus

I miss that fur ball. Thank you for posting a picture of him, you made my day.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 10:09:48 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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You know what I thought of reading this? I thought that Obama wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of socks like this.

If Osama Obama reaches his 89th birthday..having somehow avoided an early death from untreated syphilis...his party will feature male strippers,same sex military "couples" fornicating on stage and numerous reading from the Book of Saint Saul Alinsky.

6 posted on 06/11/2013 10:11:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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I remember that very well!

Bush agreed to a tax increase when the Democrat promised to cut spending.

They passed the tax increase and promptly broke the promise!


7 posted on 06/11/2013 10:12:26 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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It’s a nice museum - I dropped by for a couple of hours in 2008. I wouldn’t want to be there this week for all the bushite hypocrisy on display.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 10:36:06 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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READ MY LIPS “OUT DA BUSHS!”


9 posted on 06/11/2013 10:37:58 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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The library is in Texas? It oughta be in Connecticut or, better yet, in his real home D.C.. The mistification continues.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 10:40:22 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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The best sock aficionado is RGIII


11 posted on 06/11/2013 10:53:42 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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No, thanks. I have no interest in glorifying him or his son. At least Sr. managed the fall of Communism (caused by R Reagan, not him) well; his son GW did somethin’ close to nothin’ positive in my view - two needless wars (check on the number of Christians left in Iraq or the “tolerance’ of the thieving, deceitful “government” we installed in Afghanistan, which is good solely by comparison to the Taliban); the crazy schools policy; disastrous appointments, I could go on. No, I won’t fall for this, “weren’t they great in retrospect” business. No way.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 10:57:28 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

The correct response to that from now on is “OK Cut spending first”


13 posted on 06/11/2013 10:58:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Revolting cat!

And, where is Reagan’s library? Illinois?


14 posted on 06/11/2013 10:59:55 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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Sad to think he only existed because Bill had to cover up comments he made to his security guard about where he was going.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 11:03:02 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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Reagan lived in California, while Bush Sr rented an empty condo in Houston, as I remember.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 11:04:01 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Bush Sr. lived in Midland Texas for a number of years and was a Congressman from Texas.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 11:09:08 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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Obvious and well known. Bush Sr lived in D.C. probably longer than anywhere else. Grew up where? Dad was from Connecticut, yes? My current Congresscritter grew up here, indeed, and then spent years in D.C. as an aide to my previous Congresscritter. Carpetbaggers all of them!


18 posted on 06/11/2013 11:12:29 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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The Bush’s moved to Texas in 1948. He was 24 years old. Went to congress in 1967. That is nearly 20 years right there. Certainly long enough to be a certified Texan.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 11:23:01 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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He was my favorite member of that administration

I actually wrote to him and got back a pantographed letter.

Off topic but I wonder why we never see Boo in the press? You always saw Barney and Millie Bush with their humans.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 11:30:12 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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What I think hurt 41 (beyond the fact that he’d already defied history by succeeding RWR) was not only reneging on the “read my lips’ but what preceded that line in his acceptance speech. He’d said (and I paraphrase) the Democrats will push for tax increases and I will push back; he reiterated that push/push back, ending with “read my lips.’

And far as I recall there was never ANY pushback. Had he shown any effort to fight them, he’d have been given credit for at least trying but there was no evidence of pushback OR fight before the agreement to raise taxes.


21 posted on 06/11/2013 11:42:47 AM PDT by EDINVA
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