Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 6/8/04
Posted on 06/08/2004 6:34:20 PM PDT by rintense
President Bush continued to host the G8 Summit from Georgia today as the UN unanimously approved a resolution on Iraq. During a brief media Q&A today, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi paid honored President Reagan saying, "First of all, I would like to express my condolences to the pass away of President Reagan. I would like to pay respect to his achievement, especially in numerous achievements, especially in strengthening our Japan-U.S. bilateral relationship." Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!
I was surfing the tube and came across a segment of how the Brooks Bothers company make their ties, anyway to my surprise they showed a beautiful soft blue material which is very popular called The BUSH BLUE after the president...I was stunned that they let that be mentioned on the show! The owner said that that is one of the most popular ties! God BLESS our President and our Military. God's continual comfort for the Reagan family!
The progress our troops have made in Iraq is unmatched in history. Our Press has refused to report it, but that doesn't make it not so. It was just 14 months ago when our troops entered Baghdad and pulled down the statue of Saddam from Baghdad Square. It was just 13 moths and 67 days since President George W. Bush said major combat was over after landing on the Carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln.
Since then, we have seen the transformation of a nation of brutalized people who have never known liberty or justice, in the shortest time in the history of warfare. These are facts, and they're undeniable. No matter how much or how long the Liberals wring their hands, We are witnessing history in the making in the Middle East, and it's the vision of George W. Bush that gave birth to it, and it's the conviction of George W. Bush that will see it through
There was a muscleshirt and shorts pic. posted some time ago; the Pres. was playing wtih Barney.
I hope you have "fun" in DC--I assume you're going to pay your respects to Pres. Reagan. Perhaps "fun" isnt' the right word; stay safe, and be sure to tell us all about it!
RE: honeymoons--the Pres. and Laura either went to Mexico for a short one or spent it campaigning--I've seen different accounts. I don't know about 41.
You're right - it means .. I'm speaking from my heart .. or the center of my being.
Correction: "13 months and 7 days ago"
***GWB: "OK, bub, move it along. You've smelled her hand long enough."***
Good evening Daily dosers
BTW yess it is true John Kerry cut in line
What a moron at Reagan library in view of mourners that known fact that mainstream media is not telling you but local LA media is
Remember I am from SO CAL
Rackkkkkk Dubya with Japanese PM
Did you hear Clinton throw Diva fit because he wasn't inviated to euolgoy to Reagan
I've always thought Putin had a crush on her. In fact, all of the men stare at her. Of course, she puts all the other ladies to shame, re appearance.
BTW I wonder what they're pointing everyone toward?
***Laura: "Well, Cherie, I tell you, there is no secret. They're just plain ol' normal American teeth. Of course, I brush them every day."***
There's another picture of her greeting Cherie with this same weird look on her face. I think the camera just catches them at the wrong moment, because the two ladies--the four of them, for that matter--seem to get along just fine.
***taking kids, teaching them, showing by EXAMPLE
not leaving them at home with cartoons, video games, crap on internet (unless they are profoundly mature & are FREEPERS)***
You are quite full of it tonight, aren't you? :-)
Thank you. That is certainly what it conveyed to me.
That reminded me of a crayola article recently. They asked President Bush to pick his favorite crayon color.
He chose "blue bell".
I heard about Clinton's fit. What a jerk.
Did you go to the library?
I just spent 25 minutes composing a Polling Update only to have my system shut down unexpectedly, taking the report with it. *)&)W&)&)(&*)<??<?</!!
I'll try to post the update sometime tomorrow morning!
I'm always full of it. Ask around.
~ Gogranny ..... grandson Jarrett, deployed
~ Inspectorette ..... son Eric
~ LBGA ..... son is deployed
~ Slip18 ..... nephew is aboard ship - active duty USN
~ Himyar ..... son Robert
~ mrs tiggywinkle .. nephew Michael is in the Navy
~ milagro .. son is deployed in the Mid-East
~ Jewels1091 .. friend of daughter Chris (Navy)
~ from hoosiermama
.. Shanty & Josh (husband & wife just deployed separately)
.. Bill and Bill (both military academy grads)
..(when you teach, they're all your kids)
~ zlala .. brother is deploying to the Mid-East
~ Pippin .. niece in the Air Force . nephew in the Army stationed in the Far East
~ WomanofStandard .. a dear friend's sons, Troy (Air Force) in Italy and Tyler (Army) at Ft. Bragg, NC
~ kemathen7 .. boyfriend, John (AirForce)
~ Warriormom .. CIA agents whose plane crashed and may have been kidnapped in Colombia
~ Freeper Per-Ling .. active duty in the Navy .. has a wife and 2-year-old
~ brand new Freeper leenie312 .. son Nicholas is in the Marines
~ rintense . . friend's brother, Brian Z.
.. friend, Matt (who is a Freeper), deployed to the Mid-East
~ AF_Blue .. active-duty AF
~ stand 4 something .. husband Mike AND son Scott, (both Air National Guard) deployed to the Mid-East
~ JulieRNR21 .. a friend's grandson, Wesley in the USAF
~ TigerCap .. co-worker, Kevin, Marine Reservist deployed to Kuwait
~ bigeasy .. friends husband is deployed .. he asks for prayer for justice, wisdom, swift return home
~ brand new Freeper fc2tomschermuly (Navy), who just signed up today to thank us for supporting the military
~ EuroFrog .. husband, SSG Mike, deployed to Kuwait
.. SSG Kris, friend of SSG Mike in Kuwait
~ whoever .. son Adam, on a Navy ship in a hot zone hes a single father (a widower) with a 10 y/o daughter
~ annyokie .. son, Ian (Navy)
~ IncPen .. Sarah (who was IncPens maid of honor at her wedding), Air Force flight nurse, just landed in Kuwait
.. friends son Matt is in Kuwait
.. brother in law Paul is awaiting deployment
~ TruthNtegrity .. cousin's son, Andy, is an Ensign, USN
~ RoseofTexas .. the son of a friend, Leo, an MP in Kuwait
~ baseballmom .. brother's brother-in-law, Chris, USAF Blackhawk pilot, now operating in Iraq
~ goodnesswins .. neighbors husband, Bruce, flying C-17's from Germany to Iraq
~ azGOPgals friends friend, Jeremy who is in the 10th Mountain Division
~ Warriormom requests prayer for April, a young, single mom de-mining the waters in the gulf
~ FresnoArmyBrat .. a cousin
~ Jim Robinson .. two nephews
~ Marysecretary .. grand-nephew, Paul, who is in Iraq
~ tinacart .. best friend's son, Cody - 4th Infantry
~ DallasDeb .. niece in Army, posted to Kuwait, may be repairing comm equipment in Iraq
~ Texas Princess .. nephew Roland, (Air Force)
~ hoosiermama .. Callie, in Iraq; Dawn's brother ??? and George in a tank somewhere
.. one of our teachers Dan, working stateside to help "process" military and supplies
~ bigghurtt .. 5 years in the Army, soon-to-be Special Forces
~ STARWISE .. friend Carols son-in-law Jeff in Iraq as an MP
~ the family of Staff Sgt. Steven Mitchell, who lost their home in a fire while he was serving in Iraq pray for their injuries received in the fire to heal, especially his 2-year-old daughter, Maddie, who was badly burned
~ JulieRNR21 ..... friend Betty's grandson, Matt, in US Army
~ Scott Speicher from Desert Storm
~ McLynnan .. Seth, closest friends son-in-law, deploying to Iraq
~ PhiKapMoms daughter, Jennifer, U. S. Navy
~ BonnieJ .. cousin Doug (Army) is in Baghdad
~ RoseofTexas .. cousin's son Mark, 20 years old .. he is in the heart of Baghdad
.. brother's retirement ceremony (John) is set for Oct. 3rd. Please pray for post-retirement plans.
~ the families who mourn for their fallen heroes
~ healing for the injured
~ Cate .. son David, in Iraq since June with the 4th ID
~ ladyinred .. Josh, newly deployed to Iraq
.. Also, Josh's sister Pamela
.. their mother now has 2 children over there and one who has just returned home
~ JulieRNR21 .. J.C., now serving in US Army in Iraq
~ TruthNtegrity, mystery-ak . .complete healing for the surviving crew and passengers of the downed Chinooks on Nov. 2nd, and Nov. 25th in Iraq.
~ ntnychik .. the members of the 10th Mountain Division (which will be in Iraq for the long haul) and their families
~ Pan_Yan & Pan_Yans Wife .. friend, Mike, stateside now but expects to go back to Iraq in late winter
~ Jewels1091 .. Nick (friend of youngest daughter) going to Iraq for 18 months
~ SunflowerGal .. grandson Daryl has just been deployed to South Africa .. SG asks for prayers for his safety and for an ever-growing close walk with the Lord
~ MS.BEHAVIN .. friend's son-in-law, Scott, has been deployed to Iraq his wife Tammy had recently lost a baby boy when she was 5 months along
~ hoosier_RW_conspirator .. son Jake left for Basic Training on February 9 ... hopes to eventually qualify for Special Forces
~ Happy2BMe .. son Aaron has just left for a year in Iraq
~ LKR59 .. eldest nephew, Robert, went over to Iraq in Dec., right in Mosul, in the thick of things
~ GretchenM .. son of dear friends, Silas (Army), serving in Germany currently, is interviewing for positions for when he leaves the service in October. He asks for prayer for the right doors to open.
~ baseballmom .. friends nephew, Thomas (Navy), just deployed
~ RoseofTexas .. Shannon G. -serving in the US Army in Iraq
~ TruthNtegrity .. Jaime Bravo, USMC. He re-upped, not expecting to go back to Iraq and was sent back for a 2nd tour of duty. Please pray for his peace of mind about this.
~ Jaguar Girl .. nephew Jimmy is serving in the Air Force
~ jtill .. friend's son, George (Marines), stationed in Iraq. Please pray for his mother Theresa also.
~ Blue Scourge .. a Freeper who will be enlisting in the Air Force in May and asks for prayers for guidance
~ hoosierpearl .. friend Robert, deployed to Afghanistan in March. He has three small children and a wife at home and has a particularly dangerous job
~ WVNan .. John, the son of a friend, a Marine, probably in Fallujah now .
~ Lunatic Fringe .. brother deployed with the 2/7 Cavalry
~ Lunatic Fringe .. best friend from high school, deployed with the 1/7 Field Artillery
~ ODC-GIRL ... part of her unit is in Iraq
~ Jaguar Girl .. her cousin, Peter (Marines), has just been deployed to Iraq
~ Freeper Joe Boucher's nephew has succumbed to his serious injuries sustained while fighting in Iraq on 4/6/04. Prayers of gratitude for a life lived valiantly and of condolence for his family. May God give them courage and strength for the days ahead!
~ Keith Matthew Maupin, the soldier who has been taken hostage. Prayers for his well-being and for his safe release and for strength and courage for his family.
~ TejasRose .. Candice, daughter of a close friend, is serving with the Army in Iraq
~ alaska-sgt .. asks for prayers for himself, his brother, and his brother-in-law, all members of the US Air Force
~ mike1sg and mystery-ak . Prayers of thanksgiving for Mike's homecoming and prayers for the safe return of his "boys" soon.
~ Tamsey asks for prayers for the family (parents, brother, two toddler daughters) of Michael Pernaselli, one of the sailors who lost his life in April.
~ WVNan .. lurker Kathey's son, Brian (U.S. Army)
~ Severa .. husband (FR screen name Hostel), USN Submariner, is home, at least for a while!
~ CyberAnt .. nephew Jody will be going to Japan in early June.
~ Pippin .. nephew's fiance who is also stationed in the Far East. (USArmy)
* ~ Kewlhand Tek, a FReeper, is currently serving in Iraq
* ~ bethelgrad, a FReeper, who is leaving for Rhode Island to train this summer as a Navy Chaplain. He especially asks for prayers for his wife and 2 young sons while he is gone.
* ~ notpoliticallycorewrecked .. CD (Marines) has returned to (light) active duty while his wounds continue to heal. Prayers for his continued recuperaton!
* denotes change to the list (an addition or sometimes, thankfully, someone who has come home safely)
He did not have extensive inside experience of the White House or Washington prior to becoming President. Some 16 years earlier, he had already set forth his vision, fully formed in A Time for Choosing Speech, at Goldwater's convention in 1964:
Both of them, Reagan and W., are cut from similar cloth. Reagan gets my first vote, for the stunning boldness of his vision.
I'm sure W. owes much to Reagan, as we all owe much to both of these fine men.
Agreed, Good point
I was commenting about the look on Dubya's face :-)
And .. both blessed with wonderful wives they adore(d), who placed the wellbeing of their men FIRST.
Cute first pic.
I don't know if any of you saw Hannity and Colmes, but I just wanted to jump through that screen and beat this pompous @$$ over the head with his very own sick and vicsious words. I could not believe his obvious hatred and lack or respect. I give props to Sean Hannity for staying as collected as he did. If I was Sean, that man would not be living to see Reagan's funeral service on Friday.
I sure hope Michael or Nancy Reagan (or any of the Reagans) saw that segment. They are both very protective of President Reagan, and I can't imagine how their hearts would just ache to hear such hatred.
I was so furious, but these pictures of the President and First Lady are a nice calming treat. Thanks.
I was watching that as well and all I could think was What a pathetic person he was. He has so much hate inside him he is to be pitied. I got sick in my stomach just listening to the vile remarks coming out of his mouth. He must be a very unhappy soul.
Wouldn't you love to go for a ride in that golf cart? I love it.
Bush's vision of bringing democracy to the Middle East is every bit as stunning and bold as Reagan's vision for the End of Communism.
My husband was saying the same thing all night tonight!
What did they do?
They're both unique and visionary leaders.
No cable; what did Ted Rahl or whatever his name is say / do?
NOO I been working alot hours
So I can't get it I am going be home tonight watch the funeral and had Friday off because some companies in Cali are giving employees day off
SO I am one few lucky one
Laura reacts to Cherie like to no other world leader's wife, or any other lady. I wonder what has made their friendship so special.
Look at that girlish waist on Mrs. Bush!
Indeed. And black, in Georgia, in June?
I really appreciate your feelings and remembrances of President Reagan. I was born in 83 so everything that I know about Reagan's time in office is from books and television. But to hear you guys explain from your own experiences Ronald Reagan, I almsot feel as if I was politically aware during that time.
I sometimes wish that I was a bit older during Reagan's admin but per Kayak's choice of scripture I know to be thankful for at least having the opportunity of seeing our nation pay tribute to such a wonderful man and great leader.
Thank you for sharing with us your recollections of President Reagan.
They went to Mexico and then spent the rest of their honeymoon campaigning.
I've only been paying attention again for the last few years. I hardly knew Carter or Reagan or Bush Sr.
Now Mike - I hear tell he has been paying attention for quite a while ...
I think you might enjoy this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1150247/posts
"WORDS OF HOPE for AMERICA because of RONALD REAGAN"
Thanks for the research. I thoroughly admire your restraint in not putting the link here.
Growing up through the Clinton years and thankfully the Bush 43 years, I can kind of get a sense of what you are talking about. To live through so many years with a president who disrespected the office and did more harm than good -- it was like a sigh of relief when Bush was elected. I don't know if this is comparable to how people felt when Reagan beat out Carter, but from what I've read, and from Reagan's margin of victory, this seems to be the case.
It just amazes me the inspiring words I hear from people about Ronald Reagan. Granted, the leftist media will always be out their spewing their junk, but to see, read, and hear a vast majority of love and respect at this time is juat a testiment to Reagan. He loved and respected the American citizens, and now it's out turn to recipricate the love and respect.
I know that Conservatives are able to draw the similarties between Reagan and Bush. I just hope that more people are able to recognize these similarities and actually acknowledge them.
Wes Pruden weighs in on the Ted Rall mess.
The Washington Times
The virulent venom of frustrated rage
By Wesley Pruden
Published June 8, 2004
The lot of the no-account eastcoast libsnob longhaired artsyfartsy slagpunk francophile comsymp is not a happy one. Not this week.
All of America and much of the world is celebrating the life of a man who actually changed the course of history, and, for once, for the better. But not quite everyone.
Ronald Reagan's body is not yet mouldering in the grave, and already the tattered remnants of the counterculture are crying tears of baffled frustration that the passage of only a little more than a decade has begun to confer universal recognition of greatness on the 40th president of the United States.
The subterranean Internet sites where embittered lefties gather to trade their venomous toxins are aglow with incendiary hatred. One prominent Internet pundit describes the Gipper as a "stupid lizard" and another, a best-selling author, says of him: "Killer, coward, con man -- Ronald Reagan, goodbye and good riddance." Ted Rall, a syndicated cartoonist who only a month ago derided Pat Tillman as a "sap" and an "idiot" for giving up a pro football career and going to Afghanistan as a soldier, where he was killed, gloated over the Gipper's death: "I'm sure he's turning crispy brown right about now." A "gay activist" (and aspiring theologian) in Florida writes that Mr. Reagan will "spend eternity in hell" because he was "responsible for 500,000 American AIDS deaths and 10 million worldwide," which if true would have made the Gipper the studliest and busiest man in the bathhouse. (Ten million tricks is a lot of tricks, even for a Gipper.)
What turns these unworthies a shade of crispy brown is not that they think Ronald Reagan actually fits any of their purple descriptions, but that he transformed, and transformed irretrievably, the politics not only of his country, but of the world.
Margaret Thatcher got it right when she said more than a decade ago that Mr. Reagan's greatest accomplishment was that "he has achieved the most difficult of political tasks, changing attitudes and perceptions about what is possible."
A generation has risen almost to maturity that cannot remember that only yesterday the triumph of free men and women over the blight of communist tyranny was no sure thing. When Ronald Reagan came to office in 1981, the Soviet Union looked no worse than even money to win the Cold War. Powerful, reasonable voices were raised suggesting that the best the West could achieve was to make a subservient peace with the communists.
The 40th president is rightly remembered in tributes and praise for rebuilding both the economy and the nation's defenses, and doing both simultaneously. But before he could cut taxes, free the market or order a single bullet, bayonet or Pershing missile, he had to change calcified attitudes. In his diaries, he often said he moved forward with an initiative, sure of successful outcome, only after "I felt it in my gut." What he felt most in his gut was that America was what Lincoln said it was, with all its faults "the last best hope of mankind," that America was good and the Soviet Union was bad, and it was time to say so and act on it. This is the blunt assessment that the nation was waiting to hear, and if this caused heartburn in Paris or Bonn (Berlin was still red and half-dead) or Brussels, that was just too bad.
The man the chattering class regarded as bumbling, dumb and already moving into the outer suburbs of senility understood what the intellectuals of academe and the smart alecks of the media did not, that the bulging muscle of Soviet arms was all cattle and no hat, that Soviet economic might was a myth and the Russians were ripe to be taken down.
"He was right," the Economist observed the day after Mr. Reagan died. "By the year he left office the Russians had lost Eastern Europe; two years later they abandoned communism. ... A large part of the chin-stroking classes of America and Europe had thought the clumsy fellow's Cold War policy unnecessary and dangerous. When it worked, it became retrospectively obvious."
Not bad for an old guy moving through his eighth decade, the champion of small-town America values of freedom, faith and family, the man the remnants of the counterculture regard as hopelessly inferior in all the ways important to eastcoast libsnob slagpunk comsymps etc. Everything about the life and accomplishments of Ronald Reagan says to the embittered critics choking on his dust: "I may be slow, but I'm miles ahead of you."
Wesley Pruden is editor in chief of The Times
Absolutely, although the malaise dispensed by Cahtah was quite a different thing than the corruption inflicted by Clinton. Unless one had lived through the awful Cahtah years, it would be difficult to find a way to gauge the difference. Clinton, IMO, was far worse because he was criminal, corrupt, a murderer (Waco, anyone?) and apparently conscienceless. Cahtah was more of a bumbler, the kind whose (in his eyes) "good intentions" pave the road to hell. Both damaged America on the international level to a profound degree. If God were not in the business of rescuing America from her worst leaders, I don't know where we'd be today after the likes of Lyndon Johnson, Jimmah Cahtah, and BlubbaX42.