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News Photos of Bangor Maines Troop Greeter
Yahoo News ^ | 9/23/2004 | Day in Photos

Posted on 09/23/2004 6:29:12 PM PDT by armymarinemom

Troops leaving for Kuwait got a surprise troop greeting before heading out.








TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Maine; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amanfortoday; commonman; godspeed; greatpresident; lovegwbush; lovesamerica; texanbush; troopgreeter; troopgreeterbush; votebush2004; votegwb2004
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To: armymarinemom

Absolutely fantastic photos!
What a president!


151 posted on 09/23/2004 10:53:10 PM PDT by GraceofGod
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To: lizma

I know that kerry hates our military but to see him in a pose that looks so condescending to a lone soldier just truly sickens me.



yeah but look at the bright side, that soldier could snap that prick like stale saltine cracker, without breaking a sweat....
the funny thing is he KNOWS that... but kerry doesn't.

so does the one sitting down, looking over at mr "finger".


152 posted on 09/23/2004 11:46:31 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: starboardlist

Oh......... I love this thread.. LOVE our troops and our President..

This picture GOT ME.

Thanks for posting! :)


153 posted on 09/24/2004 1:06:51 AM PDT by JesseJane ( “fake but accurate” ... it’s like saying a body in a pine box is “dead but lifelike.” -- Lileks)
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To: Mo1

God Bless W and the men and women fighting for freedom!


154 posted on 09/24/2004 2:00:26 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: armymarinemom

thank you for the post


155 posted on 09/24/2004 2:02:40 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: armymarinemom

Glad you got to go to the rally, and how cool that he went onto the plane to visit, up close and personal, with our troops.


156 posted on 09/24/2004 2:03:17 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Troops Who Protect Her)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn

PING!


157 posted on 09/24/2004 2:09:42 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: Indy Pendance

PING!


158 posted on 09/24/2004 2:10:16 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; nopardons

AGH! Every time I ping someone here, they show up right before my ping post! LMAO!


159 posted on 09/24/2004 2:11:34 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: armymarinemom
Madame Dufarge and I can die happy now: we've seen the greatest man of our age twice.

President Bush was tremendous yesterday. He'll boot Kerry all over the lot in the debates.

160 posted on 09/24/2004 2:15:44 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: armymarinemom
Turn out was fantastic and the protestors were pathetic outside.

The crowd was great! Huge crowd for this neck o' the woods. Bands, cheerleaders, high school and college kids, young families showing their children the President. Lots of ex-military folks, tons of old folks like Dufarge and myself. Spirit. Dubya was charming, gracious, serious, humorous and then dead serious.

Two idiot middle aged men with bad tee shirts escorted out in front of us.

A dozen of the usual suspects patheticly outside. We took the long way home and on the wrong side of the airport there were seven "High School Students Against Bush" looking stoned and wondering where that idiot Bush was.
:O)

The radio just said 10,000 people at the Prez. thing. Awsome

161 posted on 09/24/2004 2:24:31 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: tgslTakoma
but added: "I'm nervous to go to Iraq."

And rightfully so, but Spec. Eddie Latham is going unlike anyone from the WP who are experts from the safety of the key boards.

162 posted on 09/24/2004 4:07:25 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women-Conan)
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To: armymarinemom
Thanks for posting this!

It was a great day - perfect weather and a great speech by the President.

Glad you and amd didn't get sunstroke up there ;-)

163 posted on 09/24/2004 4:13:44 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks for the ping......really great pics of George. The troops really love him and you can see that in the photographs!


164 posted on 09/24/2004 4:20:09 AM PDT by thingumbob (Kerry/Edwards are sKerry/Leftwards)
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To: armymarinemom
They might have been told for security reasons to all sit down.

If not, and if it were me, I don't think I could ever keep sitting if the Prez approach me with a handshake, standing. (picky picky picky, I know).

Other than that, great pics. Really shows how the troops and Bush are naturals for each other, something Lurch and the Breck Girl could only dream about.

165 posted on 09/24/2004 4:25:12 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo ( MSM is the nanny watchdog of everyone/everything; yet they explode w/rage when THEY are audited.)
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Bump


166 posted on 09/24/2004 4:32:28 AM PDT by Rocket1968 (Democrats will crash and burn in 2004.)
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To: armymarinemom

God Bless our Troops. What a great President and Commander-in-Chief. The genuine enthusiasm and bond they have comes through those pics loud and clear.


167 posted on 09/24/2004 4:36:53 AM PDT by P.O.E. (John Kerry: The" you're rubber and I'm glue" candidate.)
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To: mylife; MS.BEHAVIN

No doubt.


168 posted on 09/24/2004 4:38:35 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

What uplifting pics!


169 posted on 09/24/2004 4:46:18 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: rightpolitik

Hey, SeeBS has got to get it's audience from somewhere. Emilo is a hot topic?!


170 posted on 09/24/2004 4:49:27 AM PDT by AMNZ
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To: armymarinemom

Very cool!


171 posted on 09/24/2004 4:49:52 AM PDT by stevio (The Clinton '94 gun ban sunset! WooHoo!)
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To: oncebitten

I'm sure Kerry would have responded that he would do it with more sensitivity and greater satisfaction - If the media was to have covered this at all.


172 posted on 09/24/2004 4:53:32 AM PDT by AMNZ
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To: armymarinemom

Now kids...compare and contrast the following...

173 posted on 09/24/2004 5:03:56 AM PDT by loveitor.. (don't tread on me..not even once)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Where are their weapons?

With the armorer and flying military or military contractor.

Look at the plane. That's a commercial aircraft under contract to the US Army. There's probably a couple of flight attendants as well.
174 posted on 09/24/2004 5:07:52 AM PDT by Beckwith (John Kerry, sign the Form 180 - petition at http://www.SignForm180.com)
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To: ohioWfan

He is an amazing leader! What a combination of firmness in the face of adversity yet tenderness and tireless moments of genuine humanity and love for his nation this man evidences. His character is so solid and loving...so marvelous...and I trust him. Completely.


175 posted on 09/24/2004 5:12:32 AM PDT by Republic (Terri Schiavo,saved by TERRI's LAW after 7 days of starvation, fights ACLU-Felos to keep law intact)
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To: loveitor..

Those pictures you posted, juxtaposed, tell quite a story. And if the one of hitlery at the Thanksgiving junket to Iraq, where the troops around her look miserable, were in that same post-the complete story could be told. (I understand they had to disarm troops when clinton was near! LOL Don't know if that is just a rumor, but I know I read it somewhere!)


176 posted on 09/24/2004 5:15:29 AM PDT by Republic (Terri Schiavo,saved by TERRI's LAW after 7 days of starvation, fights ACLU-Felos to keep law intact)
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To: lizma

That soldier wasn't too happy about it either!


177 posted on 09/24/2004 5:26:19 AM PDT by spiffy
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To: lizma
Had I been that young Marine, Hanoi John Effing Kerry would have been pointing at my back, as I walked out the door!

No way, Jose, does Hanoi John Effing Kerry ever get to waste a nanosecond of my time with his BS!

178 posted on 09/24/2004 5:37:52 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Republic
I don't believe we've ever had in the White House a man with the combination of intense strength and courage AND compassion and love for others.

We are witnessing history with this President, Republic, and God is directing every step of the way.

179 posted on 09/24/2004 6:01:27 AM PDT by ohioWfan (BUSH 2004 -Leadership, Integrity, Morality)
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To: Spanaway Lori
"Who cares where the weapons are?"

Exactly!

Bush taking moments to visit troops on a plane, awesome!!!
I've been saying for 4 years that Bush needs to throw out his speech writers and planners and just be himself.
This is the real Bush, this is just another day in his life.
Where are the reporters and news media.(CBS and the gangs s*ck.
This is front page worthy!!!!!!
180 posted on 09/24/2004 6:07:35 AM PDT by lyingisbetter ("Let's wait Kerry" or Let's go Bush")
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To: armymarinemom

Great Pictures! Thanks for posting them!


181 posted on 09/24/2004 6:19:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: armymarinemom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1225400/posts?page=7#7

BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 23 -- It had been a pretty glum day for Spec. Brian Parker, who along with the other members of his National Guard unit said goodbye to their families and departed on a charter flight for a long-term stint in Iraq. But then, on a refueling stop here, a familiar figure boarded the plane.

"We were down when we left our families," Parker said, giving a thumbs down. "But then we heard Air Force One was here. It's a good morale boost."

President Bush, after a campaign appearance in Bangor, held his plane on the tarmac when he heard an MD-11 carrying 292 Army reservists and National Guard members were about to refuel here. For the troops, grimly heading toward an 18-to-24-month assignment in Iraq, it was a welcome lift. For Bush, who has been accusing his Democratic presidential opponent, Sen. John F. Kerry, of demoralizing the troops in Iraq by criticizing the war effort, it was a chance to demonstrate his devotion to the troops. "May God bless you all," the commander in chief said over the plane's public address system. "May God keep you safe."


182 posted on 09/24/2004 6:21:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will the ABCNNBC BS lunatic libs stop Rathering to Americans? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: muir_redwoods
Can anybody imagine the reaction from the troops if he did?

LOL They'd throw him off the plane. Wonder if Kerry is brave (or stupid) enough to tell any one of these troops that President Bush is lying to them?

183 posted on 09/24/2004 6:21:37 AM PDT by barker (I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home, Zell Miller on GWBush)
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To: ohioWfan
Yes.

I do not believe any man could maintain the tenderness, humbleness, intense steadyness and firmness as he fights not only a deadly enemy without, but an insidious enemy within (the leftist cabal in the press in conjunction with opponents UNWORTHY in ideology and patriotism to run against him), without the hand of God leading him in a very loving and direct way.

It is our President's love of a higher authority that impacts his every decision and action.

He has mastered himself, through his total faith in our Father. He knows who he is, and he knows where he wants to take his nation.

Because gore, kerry and clinton NEVER figured out who they were, and never will, probably, they will always miss greatness, because that never happens without understanding where real authority is found.

184 posted on 09/24/2004 6:23:55 AM PDT by Republic (Terri Schiavo,saved by TERRI's LAW after 7 days of starvation, fights ACLU-Felos to keep law intact)
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To: muir_redwoods
Can anybody anywhere see Kerry doing this? Can anybody imagine the reaction from the troops if he did?


185 posted on 09/24/2004 6:24:44 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.)
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To: BenLurkin; billorites
Surprised you didn't mock his false teeth

Turns out that the contact was between molars....

186 posted on 09/24/2004 6:25:02 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Madame Dufarge
Glad you and amd didn't get sunstroke up there ;-)

AMD sure does have a pink head today. I had a couple of extra bumper stickers to hold up to the protesters on the way out of there. Did you see that guy who parked his car in the middle of the exit to try to block people from leaving? There were some teens putting Bush stickers over his own bumper stickers while he was busy yelling at folks who were leaving. The police were right there but I guess they were turning a blind eye due to the fact that they guy had parked his car in an area that was blocked off to no parking.

187 posted on 09/24/2004 6:30:39 AM PDT by armymarinemom (Get with the program, Troops don't need body armor against spitballs)
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To: MNJohnnie
WE have GOT to make sure Bush gets reelected Nov 2nd.

I agree100%.... I thought as I saw the photos - these brave soldiers will spend the next 40 days (and beyond) serving our country in Iraq.... What can I do in here to guarantee their Commander-in-Chief gets re-elected.... Since I'm in a "safe" Bush state - we are even considering going to Fla. to work the last week....

188 posted on 09/24/2004 6:39:50 AM PDT by Momto2 (daily training the next generation of freepers - with joy!!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

When I flew to S.A. for the first event in the sand, we carried our weapons (fully operational) with us - security of said weapons was left to us, but we didn't get any ammo until we were on terra firma in the desert.


189 posted on 09/24/2004 6:51:36 AM PDT by Spacetrucker (Always Faithful ... then burn 'em to the ground!!)
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To: billorites

Cat Stevens is in the cargo hold, in a Pet cadge under sedation.


190 posted on 09/24/2004 7:03:20 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: r9etb

Ouch!


191 posted on 09/24/2004 9:54:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: MJY1288

I love this man too! I wonder if he did this to boost morale, after Kerry did everything to lower it? Maybe Bush felt these troops needed the extra encouragement since the traitor made sure his remarks of doom and gloom would be heard?


192 posted on 09/24/2004 10:23:41 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: armymarinemom
This made my day to see these photos.

What a guy!

What a Man!

What a President!

193 posted on 09/24/2004 10:32:06 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: southernnorthcarolina

"I'll put a bullet right here, you little punk, if you even try to win!"

John Kerry. What a piece of s--t.
194 posted on 09/24/2004 10:42:50 AM PDT by HalleysFifth
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

safely stored in the overhead compartment.


195 posted on 09/24/2004 11:30:55 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Justice of the Piece)
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To: armymarinemom
Lots of friends in Maine made it to his visit there. THey were so HYPED that Bush came. Guess it was a great rally!
196 posted on 09/24/2004 12:01:46 PM PDT by housewife101
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To: starboardlist; Allegra; Eagle Eye

That is excellent!


197 posted on 09/24/2004 12:45:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Yes, that says it all!


198 posted on 09/24/2004 12:49:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I am now officially jealous of Laura Bush!


199 posted on 09/24/2004 12:53:15 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

No dustbin--there is no legacy!!


200 posted on 09/24/2004 1:01:21 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th (Admitted scumbag!!)
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