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A day in the life of President Bush (8/19/06): photos & tribute to our Armed Forces
whitehouse.gov & various news sources ^ | 8/19/06

Posted on 08/19/2006 2:37:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush are spending the weekend at Camp David. Look for the First Lady to be on the campaign trail a lot in the next few months. Republican National Committee spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said that Mrs. Bush is a significant draw wherever she goes, and is a critical asset to Republican candidates across the country. According to the RNC, so far this campaign season, the First Lady has appeared at 24 political events and raised $10.7 million for the party and Republican candidates. Last week, she campaigned in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

THE WEEK AHEAD: Next week's daily scheduled was not announced by White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. However, next week the President will visit his family home in Kennebunkport, Maine, for the first time in two years. GWB and the First Lady are scheduled to arrive Thursday at Walker's Point, where they will be spending the weekend with GWB's parents at their summer retreat. The first couple will be in town to attend a relative's wedding, said Tom Frechette, spokesman for the president's father. While at Walker's Point, the President typically goes fishing and golfing.

EXTENDED SCHEDULE:

_ Sept. 7, First Lady Laura Bush will visit Norfolk to attend a campaign rally for U.S. Rep. Thelma Drake.

_ Sept. 14, President Bush will welcome President Roh Moo-hyun of the Republic of Korea to the White House.

_ Oct. 10, President Bush will welcome President Alan Garcia of Peru to the White House.



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KEYWORDS: airforce; army; bush; coastguard; firstlady; georgew; laura; marines; navy; president
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: From the President's Radio Address earlier today,

On Tuesday, I went to the National Counterterrorism Center, where I was briefed by the fine professionals who work day and night to protect our Nation from terrorist attacks. Their efforts are vital, as we saw with the recent terrorist plot to destroy airliners headed for America.

I thanked the men and women of the intelligence community for all they did to help the British government uncover and disrupt this vicious plot. This attempted attack is a reminder to us all: The terrorists remain determined to destroy innocent life on a massive scale, and we must be equally determined to stop them.

On Friday, I met with my economic advisors at Camp David, where we discussed our efforts to keep our economy growing and creating jobs. Our economy has created more than 5.5 million new jobs since August of 2003, more jobs than Japan and the 25 nations of the European Union combined. The unemployment rate is 4.8 percent. The productivity of America's workers is rising, and our economy grew at a strong annual rate of 4 percent during the first half of 2006.


1 posted on 08/19/2006 2:37:46 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Jedismom; 2Trievers; 4mycountry; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A_perfect_lady; ...

Pinging you to the Saturday Dose. Not much news today, but great photos of GWB and Laura with our troops.


2 posted on 08/19/2006 2:38:39 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

hello!


3 posted on 08/19/2006 2:38:52 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Wolfstar

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4 posted on 08/19/2006 2:39:08 PM PDT by Kaslin (No matter what the left says. G.W. Bush will be remembered as the best president of this century)
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To: Wolfstar
PHOTO OF THE DAY: President Bush bows his head in prayer at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

BELIEVE
lyrics from the Brooks & Dunn song

I can't quote the book
The chapter or the verse
You can't tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse
You know I'm more and more convinced
The longer that I live
Yeah, this can't be
No, this can't be
No, this can't be all there is

(Chorus) When I raise my hands, bow my head
I'm finding more and more truth in the words written in red
They tell me that there's more to this than just what I can see
I believe
Oh, I
I believe


5 posted on 08/19/2006 2:39:18 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
With no new photos to show you, today's theme is Honor our Armed Forces.

At the National Naval Medical Center in Bethseda, Maryland, Aug. 1, 2006, President George W. Bush awards the Purple Heart to...

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Edgardo Velazquez of Bronx, N.Y. Also pictured are his wife, Loureann, left, and nurse, Roselin Imarti.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Samuel Snyder of Parkersburg, W.Va.

U.S. Marine Corps. Maj. James Browning of Natchez, Miss., as his mother, Brenda, watches.


6 posted on 08/19/2006 2:39:38 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Kaslin

Almost


7 posted on 08/19/2006 2:39:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (No matter what the left says. G.W. Bush will be remembered as the best president of this century)
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To: Wolfstar
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Howard of Windermere, Fla., as Howard's parents Bertha and Wally Howard look on.

U.S. Marine Corps Stf. Sgt. Angel Barcenas of Paramount, Calif., as his family looks on.


8 posted on 08/19/2006 2:39:59 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush shares a meal with troops at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday, April 12, 2005. The two divisions on base are the 1st Cavalry Division and the 4th Infantry Division. There are 44,188 soldiers and airmen stationed at the base and on an average day, there are 25,000 soldiers from Fort Hood serving outside the Continental United States.

President Bush shaking hand with Air Force personnel and their families at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.


9 posted on 08/19/2006 2:40:23 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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President Bush removes new Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Richard J. Tubb's eagles (colonel's insignia) during the doctor's promotion ceremony in the Oval Office Jan. 13, 2006. Dr. Tubb's wife, Kathy, also assisted with the ceremony. Dr. Tubb, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, is the president's physician. As the director of the medical unit, Dr. Tubb runs a staff of about 25 of the nearly 2,000 people assigned to the White House Military Office.


10 posted on 08/19/2006 2:40:41 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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President Bush salutes as he disembarks a Coast Guard cutter after his tour Jan. 25. "When it comes to securing our homeland, and helping people along the coast, the Coast Guard has got a vital and significant mission," said the President in his remarks at nearby Southern Maine Technical College. "And, therefore, the budget that I send to the United States Congress will have the largest increase in spending for the Coast Guard in our nation's history."


11 posted on 08/19/2006 2:41:01 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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Sgt. Maj. Debra Strickland and President Bush at Ft. McNair for the Presidential Fitness Challenge 3-Mile Run, June 2002.

Pfc. Terry Burka, Spc. James Dean, and Spc. Tim Herard from Alpha Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), pose with President Bush after the Presidential Fitness Challenge run.

Spc. Joshua Grzywa from the Old Guard presents the President with the shell casing from the first round his unit fired at the president's 2001 inauguration, after the President completed a fitness run with 350 members of his staff and military personnel.


12 posted on 08/19/2006 2:41:31 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush reaches the finish line during a fitness race at Fort McNair.

After his run.

Signing autographs.


13 posted on 08/19/2006 2:41:57 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
GWB giving his troops a thumbs up.

With sailors aboard the USS Philippine Sea.


14 posted on 08/19/2006 2:42:17 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
Hugging a soldier aboard a planeload of troops headed for Iraq.


15 posted on 08/19/2006 2:42:38 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
GWB surrounded by sailors.

Shaking hands with Marines.


16 posted on 08/19/2006 2:43:03 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Good evening and thanks for the dose


17 posted on 08/19/2006 2:43:08 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: Wolfstar
The President and First Lady at Coronado Naval Air Station.

GWB and Army troops.


18 posted on 08/19/2006 2:43:31 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
Thanks for the Dose, Wolfstar. What a great theme--again! You are great at putting together a Dose when there aren't new photos. It is always a pleasure and also very poignant to see GWB with the troops. I love this photo of them grabbing his hand/arm. Gives me goosebumps.

Thanks again!

19 posted on 08/19/2006 2:43:56 PM PDT by dmd25
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To: Wolfstar
President Bush and White House Chief of Staff reviewing briefing papers aboard Air Force One.


20 posted on 08/19/2006 2:44:09 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

I do love his srong handshake...


21 posted on 08/19/2006 2:44:15 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Wolfstar
What the media doesn't show you: Military personnel and their families protesting the protesters.


22 posted on 08/19/2006 2:44:57 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar
Barney says hi to all our men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces.


23 posted on 08/19/2006 2:45:19 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: snugs; Wolfstar
Great pics!

I missed this one 'til now.

Thanks for the threads!

US President George W. Bush sits down to meet with his Homeland Security Team at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Virginia on August 15. Cuba's Communist Party reaffirms daily that Fidel Castro's handover of power to his brother Raul is a plan to stave off any offensive by Bush toward a political transition.(AFP/File/Tim Sloan)

24 posted on 08/19/2006 2:45:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Wolfstar
ALL CLEAR!
25 posted on 08/19/2006 2:46:03 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Nothometoday

Hi! :)


26 posted on 08/19/2006 2:46:18 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

God Bless President & Mrs Bush, and all of our brave, Heroic American Troops!


27 posted on 08/19/2006 2:46:51 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Kaslin; Nothometoday

Sorry, Kaslin, your #2 today. Nothometoday beat you to it. :)


28 posted on 08/19/2006 2:46:51 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Kaslin
Almost

Grin...

29 posted on 08/19/2006 2:47:17 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: snugs

Hi snugs. Good evening to you and your dad. :)


30 posted on 08/19/2006 2:47:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Thank you for the Dose Wolfstar! I just finished reading and commenting on yesterday's Dose! Back to back Dose's.....life is good! ;*)


31 posted on 08/19/2006 2:48:11 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: dmd25

Hi dmd25. You're welcome. Many of these photos are from military sites and have not been seen on the Dose before. Enjoy.


32 posted on 08/19/2006 2:48:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Nothometoday
I do love his srong handshake...

Agree...he never gives a wimpy handshake, that's for sure.

33 posted on 08/19/2006 2:49:34 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: NormsRevenge

Hi Norm. Thanks for stopping by. You're always welcome on the Dose threads. :)


34 posted on 08/19/2006 2:50:34 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: butternut_squash_bisque
God Bless President & Mrs Bush, and all of our brave, Heroic American Troops!

Amen.

35 posted on 08/19/2006 2:51:08 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

wow.I had no idea! i Will take post 24 for a toaster, please. Thank you!


36 posted on 08/19/2006 2:51:15 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Just A Nobody
Back to back Dose's.....life is good!

You make me smile, "Justa." The great thing about the Dose is that each one is different, so you can do them back-to-back and see something new in each.

37 posted on 08/19/2006 2:53:04 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Nothometoday; snugs
Will take post 24 for a toaster, please. Thank you!

Snugs graciously does the toasters. :)

38 posted on 08/19/2006 2:54:26 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

When this good man who is our President bows his head in prayer it's not for show. He means it and trusts the Lord to guide him.


39 posted on 08/19/2006 2:56:26 PM PDT by barker (Am going to my Happy Place now. Back soon.)
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To: barker
When this good man who is our President bows his head in prayer it's not for show.

This is VERY true.

40 posted on 08/19/2006 2:59:04 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the dose Wolfstar.

Great Troops, Great President, Great Thread.


41 posted on 08/19/2006 3:01:35 PM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Wolfstar

Great dose today Wolfstar, thank you.


42 posted on 08/19/2006 3:03:31 PM PDT by McGavin999 (God watch over the young lions of Israel as they fight Hell's Bullies)
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To: Wolfstar

One of my favorite B&D songs. They sing it with such sincerity.


43 posted on 08/19/2006 3:04:14 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Wolfstar

That food looks most strange


44 posted on 08/19/2006 3:04:42 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: Wolfstar

Great pics, great President, great military. A threefer...what a country.


45 posted on 08/19/2006 3:05:01 PM PDT by Bahbah (Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit, we are praying for you...and now Steve and Olaf.)
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Wolfstar, I love this song.....and I love the Warriors that I pray will draw closer to God for their healing, not only the scars that can be seen, but especially those that can't be seen.............GOD BLESS THE USA.......
46 posted on 08/19/2006 3:06:29 PM PDT by marmar (Although, I may look different then you....my blood still runs....RED, WHITE, @ BLUE.)
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To: Wolfstar
Barney inspecting the troops at Fort Hood 21st April 2003


47 posted on 08/19/2006 3:07:29 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: Wolfstar

Great photos! Thanks for the Saturday Dose!


48 posted on 08/19/2006 3:07:41 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: Wolfstar

Wonderful thread. Thank you.


49 posted on 08/19/2006 3:09:12 PM PDT by lysie ("Lowering the price to be paid by aggressors virtually guarantees more aggression." Dr. Sowell)
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To: Wolfstar
I had not seen the theme for tonight when I posted to you before. As I continue to wipe away tears, I wish I could find the words to express how this photo moved me. All I can think of is.....
Reaching for Greatness.

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It affected me much the same way this photo did on November 14, 2005.

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50 posted on 08/19/2006 3:09:14 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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