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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

I didn't see the guy, but I sure wish I had.

metesky had some choice words to say to a (we think it was) woman with a really obscene sign, "The only Bush I trust.... (use your imagination here)."

When we left, we went via Maine Ave to avoid the traffic.

There was a dufus standing on the side of the road wearing a George Bush mask holding a sign, "Deport Bush." I yelled, "Hey, moron, you're in the wrong place!"

A story in the Bangor Daily today identifies the dufus as none other than Tom Connolly, the Kool Aid drinker who dropped the drunk driving story on the world right before the last election.

If only I had known, we could have had a "blowout" and veered dangerously close......

201 posted on 09/24/2004 1:29:19 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: HalleysFifth
Don't worry too much about that Kerry.

Heck, even if he DID win (probably by ballot box stuffing in Florida) what with the U.S. military 85-90%% in favor of Bush, it wouldn't be too long before a coup d' etat.

(Aw, jes' messin' with the liberal DU lurkers here on FR donchya know!)

202 posted on 09/24/2004 1:33:09 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo ( MSM is the nanny watchdog of everyone/everything; yet they explode w/rage when THEY are audited.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I got a photo of the skank with the nasty sign. She was standing right next to the guys who had the Fallen Herores list.

203 posted on 09/24/2004 1:43:21 PM PDT by armymarinemom (Get with the program, Troops don't need body armor against spitballs)
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To: armymarinemom
Now that's a Commander in Chief!
204 posted on 09/24/2004 2:00:40 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The Swiftboat Vets - Patriotic Americans STILL serving their country!)
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To: armymarinemom
Geat pics armymarinemom. I know the troops were quite pleased.

U.S. President George W. Bush waves from the steps of Air Force One under the partial Moon in Bangor, Maine, September 23, 2004. Bush, who was in Bangor for a campaign stop, later boarded an adjacent chartered plane on the tarmac of Bangor International Airport where he personally greeted hundreds of soldiers and National Guard on their flight bound for Iraq, before returing to Washington aboard Air Force One. REUTERS/Jason Reed REUTERS

205 posted on 09/24/2004 2:17:09 PM PDT by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: TexKat
Is he a keeper or what! I am so proud of him and our country. I have new hope that it will all end well for us and the war on terror.

W1 2x!

206 posted on 09/24/2004 6:36:53 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Dawgs for Bush!)
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To: Ramius
It is refreshing to have those "good old days" yet again, with a CINC worthy of that respect and pride.

Very true!

And with a real man as president, like we have now and we had with President Reagan, these meetings with the president — especially the surprise ones! — can do wonders for morale, as is evidenced by your CG crew's reactions after meeting then-Vice President Bush. I can definitely understand, though, how they'd talk about that meeting for years after.

207 posted on 09/24/2004 9:41:08 PM PDT by rightpolitik (The Kerry Campaign: Now with Baghdad Bob as Press Secretary!)
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To: Martin Tell

White House Press Pool Report: Bush's Surprise Visit to Troops Headed to Iraq [MUST READ]
White House Press Pool ^ | 9/23/04 | D. Milbank / M. Cooper

208 posted on 09/24/2004 10:18:32 PM PDT by Valin (I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.)
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To: roses of sharon

I haven't quit crying since 9/11 - tears come at the darndest times but then I think about our Commander in Chief, and I feel better knowing he is there; that he truly cares; that he is surrounded by good people in the White House. I love him and our Troops obviously care and respect their CIC.

209 posted on 09/25/2004 11:02:47 AM PDT by yoe
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To: tgslTakoma; Calpernia; Alabama MOM; lacylu

I am proud of each and every one of them.

What a wonderful group........

210 posted on 09/25/2004 3:14:01 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (On this day your Prayers are needed!!!!!!!)
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To: armymarinemom

It was a beautiful day in Bangor fitting for the rally of 3-4,000. If anyone ever gets a chance to see the President in person, do so; he is totally awesome!!!

211 posted on 09/25/2004 3:33:42 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: loveitor..; All

Re: messages #88, 173:
"One of these pictures is not like the other one..." (sing along, everyone...)

212 posted on 09/25/2004 4:14:56 PM PDT by 4Liberty (The price of Liberty is personal responsibility.)
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To: Typelouder

George W went out of his way to greet the Lincoln crew who finished their 10 month deployment.

George W. flew into harms way to be with the troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving Day.

That speaks volumes to me.
You can tell the troops adore their CIC.

213 posted on 09/25/2004 5:41:34 PM PDT by Milligan
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Notice how there seem to be no SS guards hovering over the President in this crowd?

Although we see a couple of "suits" in the background, they seem to rightly assume that this is a pretty friendly crowd!

I wonder how many Kerry supporters were aboard...;

Heh, heh, heh.... };^{D~

Let's just hope that the votes of these deploying braves manage to actually get counted this November... the USPS bears close watching, Amigos!

214 posted on 09/26/2004 10:07:31 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: Starrgaizr


"...The DEMs must be very fearful of the way troops would react to him vs. President Bush."

Kerry's been to VietNam; surely he is familiar with the term "Fragging", sometimes associated with a very unpopular Officer.

Nuff said, eh?

215 posted on 09/26/2004 10:15:22 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: mass55th

Not many turbans in that crowd... not many at all...

216 posted on 09/26/2004 10:18:07 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

I'll bet this young Marine just loved having his "heels locked" (Note position of "Attention") in a public resturant by a "superior", eh?

Never to mind, Sen. K.; if this brave - and obviously well-disciplined - U.S. Gyrene attempts to vote via absentee ballott this November, the Postoffice ("MiniPost") will probably see to it that his vote never makes it in time to be counted...
If at all.

(Gee; Kerry almost seems to be pretty confident of that, doesn't he?)

217 posted on 09/26/2004 10:32:04 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: HarryCaul


"Which one of those men understands what a leader really is?"

I'll betcha dollars to C-rats that pretty much ALL of those in Uniform sure as shucks do!


218 posted on 09/26/2004 10:37:01 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo


"...what with the U.S. military 85-90%% in favor of Bush, it wouldn't be too long before a coup d' etat."

I'm not laughing.

The Dems WILL do everything in their power (which is still significant) to STEAL this election, with the help of the DALEY machine and the US MiniPost helping them.

Not to mention the hordes of "undocumented" immigrants lining up in America registering to vote.

They have LOTS of experience at pulling such stunts, and seem to be coming up with new election scams daily.

When Democracy breaks down, as it well may...

Something's gotta give - and the Old Tree of Liberty will be due for another liberal "manuring", as Sam Adams knew it would from time to time.

Let's hope the Commies don't succeed in their schemes;
Or there will be Hell to pay; we can count on it.

219 posted on 09/26/2004 10:54:08 AM PDT by Uncle Jaque (Vigilance!)
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To: armymarinemom

This is great! Thanks!

(I don't watch much tv, but bet it didn't make the tv news).

Note: most of these folks look older than recruits. Are they all NG?

Norski. :-)

220 posted on 09/26/2004 11:19:25 PM PDT by Norski
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To: armymarinemom
Thank you so much for posting these great photos! My husband was on that flight. He called me on his cell phone from the plane in Bangor and said "guess who's on this plane"! He was so excited he sounded like a little kid in a candy store! I don't know how long President George W. Bush was on that flight but I know he took the time to shake hands, speak to, and sign autographs for about 300 soldiers! The guys are still talking about it! Wow! Talk about a moral booster! Anyway, I have been searching the net for photos of that visit. I have found some but if anyone knows of a site that has others posted, could you please let me know? I'm working on a scrap book for the unit. Thanks so much!
221 posted on 09/27/2004 9:26:58 AM PDT by Armywife_DarlinPie (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: metesky

I'm sooo jeolous that you and Madame Dufarge got to see our Commander in Chief and I didn't!. I would love to see our President. I know what you mean when you say you and Madame can die happy now. He is so awsome. God hes such a good leader and , My goodness, I can't say enough good things about him.
I;m really looking forward to the debate tonight.
and thanks also for helping me get back on line with the Freep. You were right about your advice on how to straighten it out. I couldn't get on line with the Free Republic until I followed your advice.
Once again thank you.
Your fellow Republican!!!!

222 posted on 09/30/2004 5:47:22 PM PDT by Walnut
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