Skip to comments.George H.W. Bush’s casket lies in state at the U.S. Capitol [live feed]
Posted on 12/04/2018 8:22:55 AM PST by NRx
The casket for President George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30, lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning, where the public may pay their respects to the 41st president of the United States.
Good riddance to the patriarch who sold the GOP to the globalists. Cheap.
Yep. A man more interested in his 'New World Order' and in doing the bidding of the Saudis then the interests of the American people.
Thousands of “Regular, Everyday” Americans & their children are paying their dignified, respect and honor to our departed 41st POTUS, George H.W. Bush. May he R.I.P!!!
IMHO...neither ex-POTUSs, William Jefferson Clinton & Barack Hussein Obama will get anywhere near the same treatment...Case closed!!!
I’m not going to wish ill on the man, but let’s just say I won’t be wearing any black arm bands when Jimmy Carter joins the Great Majority either.
The citizens of Kuwait ought to get on their hands and knees and thank God (or Allah) that GHW Bush was President of the United States When Saddam invaded their Country.
Last night when the President and First Lady arrived to pay their respects, it was about 8:30pm eastern and I happened to have the TV on clicking through channels. I paused to watch them and after they left some bitch on CNN said what the President did looked “theatrical.” I quickly changed the channel while thinking once again how much I hate the media.
I am so glad he lived long enough to see a wrecking ball destroy his globalist new world order.
I cannot stand Jimmie Carter, but I must say he is totally unlike the two (2) ego maniacs, Clinton & Obama. Carter was a weak and terrible POTUS, but, he did have not evil, greed and a drive for power, no matter what. Clinton and Obama and their low life wives care about only one thing and it is not the American nation or the American people....it is only themselves they care for. No one else matters. Case closed!!!
On their Departure from this Earth, they will be just like Ebenezer Scrooge...”ALONE”...with no one to honor them whatsoever, except a few nutcase fools!!!
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Domestic enemy Establishment GOP are still revered by some here, who fail to see their own intolerance.
Obviously, many here share your opinion, and are to be RESPECTED for doing so.
> When Saddam invaded their Country.
The entire war could have been avoided simply by telling Saddam that we would not accept an invasion of Kuwait.
Get him buried already.
If I remember it right that was something the Ambassador to Iraq had the opportunity to do but didn’t or waffles in the answer.
I have lived in the DC area for 42 years. I did all the “tourist stuff” while a full time student my first year here, 1976-77, such as attending a Supreme Court oral argument, sitting in the galleries in both the House and the Senate, and attending the Jimmy Carter inauguration (the last one on the east side of the Capitol, when there were quite a few trees there and there was something like 3” of snow on the ground). When I got a job in the fall of 1977, I largely became oblivious to the national landmarks.
Therefore, I wanted to pay my respects to President Bush 41, and observe the goings on in the Capitol rotunda. Figuring that the crowds would be substantial during the day today, I went in the middle of the night. I was able to get legal on-street free parking on 2nd Street NE immediately across the street from the rear of the Supreme Court building, and only about a 2-1/2 block walk to the Capitol, which is now an armed camp, with all the checkpoints set back a block from the building. This was about 2:00 a.m.
The US Capitol Police, DC Metropolitan Police and the Capitol civilian staff were all great last night. Even the security checkpoint in the new Visitors Center at the east side of the dome and rotunda was professional and friendly.
There was no wait to go up to the rotunda and see the closed, flag-draped casket placed on the black catafalque. Photography was prohibited, so I tried to memorize as many details as I could. When I walked through the east portal into the rotunda, the statue of Ronald Reagan was on my right and that of Dwight David Eisenhower was on my left. Between the east and north portals was the statue of Gerald R. Ford. Andrew Jackson and James Garfield flanked the north portal (leading to the Senate side). Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant flanked the west portal (which was used to exit the rotunda). George Washington and Thomas Jefferson flanked the south portal (leading to the House chamber).
Five enlisted men served as the honor guard. The casket was aligned east to west; at the east side stood a Marine and a Seaman; at the west side stood a Coastie, an Airman and a Soldier. All were rooted to the floor, unbelievably still, all with rifles in one hand, butt end touching the floor, and with the other arm bent severely at the elbow, with gloved hands open and behind the back. Each of the honor guard members had a blue shoulder cord on the left shoulder.
When I arrived, there were maybe 80 civilians in the rotunda. At the time I left (around 2:40 am), the number dwindled to about 30. Yet there was a steady stream of people coming into the Capitol when I left.
I was really impressed with the whole thing, and glad I went. I got to bed around 4:30 a.m.
You bet. It's just another reason why the globalist, deep state, the media and the leftist hate Trump.
Has the NWO been wrecked?
I hope you’re right.
Agree....... F him and the entire bushy clan
That was quite the well-written report.
Though I’m shedding no tears for 41, your description is appreciated nonetheless.
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