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George H.W. Bush to skydive: That's one way to celebrate 90!
Today ^ | 06/12/2014 | Scott Stump

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Two years ago, George Bush Sr. made a promise that he aimed to keep when he turned 90 years old on Thursday.

The 41st president plans to celebrate the milestone by going skydiving one last time, his granddaughter and TODAY contributor Jenna Bush Hager announced on TODAY Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; georgehwbush; skydive
He did the same thing on his 85th birthday.
1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Cool! Good for him!


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:25:30 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: SeekAndFind
AIRBORNE!

 photo jump.jpg

3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Which one AM I ?

I'm the one flying through the air with a great, big smile on my face !

4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SeekAndFind
AIRBORNE!

 photo jump.jpg

5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was going to post something really condemning. I demur because there just isn’t any point anymore. We are undone.

It is pointless to keep reflecting on the momentous mistakes of the Bush Family and what it has done to this country.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

my nephew was part of the Army Golden Knights when he did it the first time in Texas... he said the Bush family are the nicest, most humble people you could ever want to know... after the jump, the team and lots of others were invited to a bbq at their ranch... Jerry Falwell was there... according to my nephew, he was so nice and genuine... they were all just regular folk...


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:29:34 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; All

Just damnnnnn


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:31:23 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t an old WWII vet just do the same? The real feat is the professional skydiver who jumps with such an old man and delivers him to safety.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:31:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

I may disagree with the Bush Family but I don’t think they are evil- just wrong on a number of issues, probably because of the bubble they live in.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: SevenofNine

Way to go, GHW!!!! What a GUY! I wonder what sox he’ll wear. :)


11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:33:32 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: SeekAndFind

GHW Bush is a wonderful guy. I have serious issues with his family’s impact on where we are today, but all in all, they are good people. How cool to do this at age 90.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:36:42 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper; Mr. K

Being a good person and being a good leader are not necessarily the same thing.

I love my mother, who is a kind, sweet, good person, but would never recommend her for politics.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Gaffer

Get Lost.

This thread focuses on a 90 year old gentleman jumping out of a plane, and all you can do is bitch about mistakes that Bushes have done.

I suppose you would have preferred Dukakis or Gore or Kerry instead?


14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: LUV W

Red white and blue LOL!


15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:49:08 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Gaffer
You are absolutely right. It is pointless...
16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:49:47 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s just too bad somebody else wasn’t”packing his chute”before he could unleash all his “RinoIsm”on this once Great Republic!!!


17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:50:18 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Gaffer

I think you made your point with the demur.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT by deport
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To: defconw

Just got an email and video from my best friend who’s up there in Kennebunkport celebrating the birthday and 41 has successfully landed back on earth. Good for him!


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

The really telling thing is that you condemn me for mentioning mistakes that you yourself don’t even refute.

I am not going to get lost. I remember “no new taxes” and the historic coalition BUSH 1 put together only to fritter all that away giving credence to an overrated SoS (Powell who has since proven himself to be a Republican traitor) who convinced him not to dethrone Saddam when it could have done real good.

I ALSO am not going to be silent in remembering how BUSH II created two agencies (DHS and TSA) whose mandates have now been subsumed by Obama and are full-bore preparing to take our freedoms in nearly every action they take. Concurrent with his creation was the abject neglect of our spending, economy or even answering his detractors.

I’m not going to get lost. I remember, and I see and have seen what ignoring the obvious does, and celebrating some old man’s indulgences offers no solace nor reason to celebrate.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Responsibility2nd

The really telling thing is that you condemn me for mentioning mistakes that you yourself don’t even refute.

I am not going to get lost. I remember “no new taxes” and the historic coalition BUSH 1 put together only to fritter all that away giving credence to an overrated SoS (Powell who has since proven himself to be a Republican traitor) who convinced him not to dethrone Saddam when it could have done real good.

I ALSO am not going to be silent in remembering how BUSH II created two agencies (DHS and TSA) whose mandates have now been subsumed by Obama and are full-bore preparing to take our freedoms in nearly every action they take. Concurrent with his creation was the abject neglect of our spending, economy or even answering his detractors.

I’m not going to get lost. I remember, and I see and have seen what ignoring the obvious does, and celebrating some old man’s indulgences offers no solace nor reason to celebrate.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

If things go well, what a ride!

If they don’t, beats winding up with your mind gone in a nursing home.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:54 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he can parachute into Iraq and show the world the old war pilot vet and President still has a set.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will BO outdo this amazing feet by singing up for the one-way flight to Mars?


24 posted on 06/12/2014 8:55:28 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: BamaDi

Thanks for the update. I wonder how mad Barbara is? :) I know she was not in favor of this 5 years ago.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 8:58:12 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Gaffer
The really telling thing is that you condemn me for mentioning mistakes that you yourself don’t even refute.

And you don't refute my assertion that you would have preferred Dukakis, Gore or Kerry. The point of this thread is to marvel at the fact that a 90 year old will parachute from a plane. You want to hate?

Go ahead and state you hope the chute fails.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:59:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SevenofNine

Bet you’re right! :)


27 posted on 06/12/2014 9:01:44 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Neither Dukakis, nor Kerry have anything to do with this, and your use of them has no bearing on actual fact of accomplishments and results. They are merely diversions and pathetic excuses for not having the stones to stand up for what Bush I and II actually did.

I will say that both I and II did a marvelous job of addressing terrorism, Bush the junior more than the elder.

However, BOTH severely neglected the enemies from within and did virtually nothing to counteract them. This is all arguably proven if one looks at it from the benefit of hindsight and the absolute desperation we find ourselves in now.

I don't ‘hate’ as you say, but nevertheless, I can't stand idly by and celebrate the twilight years of a family whose inaction on so many fronts has left us where we are today. Even today, the idolizers of establishment Republicanism are pushing Jeb, and the rising new icon grandson out of Texas. Are we to forget the failures of their elders? Are we to just go on and say “That Jeb is really something?” and make the same mistakes again?

I don't hate the old man and I'm glad he got to do what he wanted. I celebrate his service and adversity in war. Some day, I hope my grand daughters have the ability to do what they want, unfettered from an oppressive and controlling government that isn't abetted by well-meaning dilettantes.

28 posted on 06/12/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

The ugly truth is, if this same guy had been a Democrat, the political hacks and hypocrites would be here mocking him for this stunt.

They can’t handle the truth.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 9:17:53 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Gaffer

Yes, my reaction also.

As in, “Oh, please, not again.”

Is he searching for some larger legacy, or what?

But, plainly, I am definitly losing my sense of humor lately. .)


30 posted on 06/12/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It helps him get away from his “old lady” for the day.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 9:42:27 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: BamaDi

I watched it live on TV, and didn’t like the landing - he was in the front of the tandem, and his 90 year old legs touched down first, then dragged behind the duo for 10 or 12 feet until they stopped.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 9:49:35 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: 9YearLurker
Yes, one of the men who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day jumped again, aged 93.

George H. W. Bush is not only the only US President with a birthday in the month of June, he's also the only one to have sky-dived on his 90th birthday.

33 posted on 06/12/2014 10:06:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 9YearLurker
Yes, one of the men who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day jumped again, aged 93.

George H. W. Bush is not only the only US President with a birthday in the month of June, he's also the only one to have sky-dived on his 90th birthday.

34 posted on 06/12/2014 10:06:07 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Mr. K

Not evil? Openly advocating for a one world government is evil in my books.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 10:06:21 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Gaffer

I concur, who gives a damn what this guy does now. He openly advocated for a one world order as president, and his son was no better if not worse.

Bring back Calvin Coolidge.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 10:08:32 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

“Bring back Calvin Coolidge.”

And for the other party - Grover Cleveland, the last decent Democrat.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 10:13:15 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here is a pic I took of him today.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 10:18:00 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: LUV W

This what I hearing on CNN earlier this morning

BTW CNN reporter babe reporting that she is inviated back to Bush compound in Kennekput Maine for little BBQ Birthday party LOL!


39 posted on 06/12/2014 11:06:46 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: ErnBatavia

On the other hand, if he doesn’t really have the use of his legs any more, it’s probably harder to do additional damage.

I didn’t expect such a long—five minute—and carefully steered ride, however. That seemed to a very special parachute-plus.


40 posted on 06/12/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind
And this proves what? No one cares.

He gave us Clinton and his son gave us Obama.

41 posted on 06/12/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Gaffer

Not mistakes Gaff. Their ‘work’ for their New World Order masters was intentional, well planned out, and executed. It is sad that there are still so many Americans that were/are fooled by the Bush family’s 100% devotion to the evil anti-American globalist ‘One World’ Agenda. You are correct on your thought though.....there just isn’t any point anymore says it all. If the fooled sheeple have not gotten it by now they never will.


42 posted on 06/12/2014 7:37:06 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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