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A day in the life of President & Mrs. Bush (9/9/06): photos & USS Texas commissioning
WhiteHouse.gov & Yahoo News ^ | 9/9/06

Posted on 09/09/2006 4:27:54 PM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush is spending most of the weekend in the White House while his wife attended the commissioning ceremony today in Houston, Texas, for the US Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Texas. Mrs. Bush had agreed to be the boat's sponsor while she was still the First Lady of Texas.

As we in the U.S. prepare to observe the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is visiting the Middle East. The White House issued a brief written statement by President Bush about Mr. Blair's visit. Here is the transcript:

President's Statement on Prime Minister Blair Visit to Lebanon, Israel, and Palestinian Territories

I am pleased that Prime Minister Blair will be visiting Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. The deployment of increasing numbers of international forces in an enhanced United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL), which enabled the lifting of the air and sea blockade of Lebanon, makes this a timely visit. The Prime Minister will be discussing ways to facilitate the full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1701, including enforcing the ban on unauthorized arms shipments to Hezbollah from Iran and Syria. I understand the Prime Minister will also be exploring ways to advance the dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians and the two state solution - a democratic Israel and democratic Palestine living side by side in peace and security. I wish him well in his efforts to promote peace and stability in the region.

THE WEEK AHEAD: The President and First Lady depart Sunday afternoon for New York where they will commemorate the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our nation. There will be a wreath-laying at Ground Zero on Sunday evening, and a service of prayer and remembrance at St. Paul's Chapel in New York.

_ Monday, September 11, 2006, President Bush will breakfast with New York City first responders at a firehouse. He will participate in a moment of silence and a ceremony with New York City first responders in commemoration of September 11, 2001. He then travels to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, for a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the crash of Flight 93. Finally, the President returns to Washington where he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony for the 5th anniversary at the Pentagon attack. There are no prepared remarks for any of these events. However, the President will be speaking to the nation from the Oval Office at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. Press Secretary Tony Snow said this is not a political speech. It will be a reflection of what September 11th has meant to the President, and to the country; the realities that it has brought to all of our attention and how we can move forward together to try to win the war on terror.

_ Tuesday, after the emotional anniversary of 9/11/01, there are no public events scheduled. This, of course, could change as events warrant.

_ Wednesday there will be a Republican National Committee reception at Evermay, in Washington, D.C.

_ Thursday, GWB will meet with President Roh of South Korea, in the Oval Office. There will be a social dinner that evening in honor of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz, followed by entertainment in the East Room.

_ Friday, no public events are scheduled.

EXTENDED SCHEDULE:

_ Sept. 18: Vice President Cheney is scheduled to visit Luzerne County, PA, for a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Don Sherwood.

_ Sept. 19: President Bush delivers an address to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, NY.

_ Sept. 25: Vice President Cheney is scheduled to appear at a Republican fund-raiser in Milwaukee, WI.

_ Nov. 28-29, 2006: President Bush will travel to Tallanin, Estonia, for meetings with the President and Prime Minister of Estonia, and then travel to Riga, Latvia, for the NATO summit.



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KEYWORDS: commissioning; dickcheney; firstlady; georgew; laura; marines; president; tonyblair; usstexas
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To: Wolfstar
Thanks much Wolf
151 posted on 09/09/2006 7:37:19 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: ilovew

I am sooooooooooooooooo excited for you . . . of course, we expect a 'full report' Monday evening!


152 posted on 09/09/2006 7:37:22 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: tommix2

tm! What a picture that is, of you huddled under a tarp, computing away. I'm glad you didn't have your Pc or any appliances shorting out. You must be thrilled to have that roof fixed. Good job.


153 posted on 09/09/2006 7:38:21 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: GretchenM

No, sorry I don't know what the black stripes are for, GEM. But what's been bothering me since I saw the Dose is, "How the heck did Laura get her left leg out to take the next step without tripping over whatever that thing is in her path?"


154 posted on 09/09/2006 7:39:34 PM PDT by kitkat (The first step down to hell is to deny the existence of evil.)
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To: csvset
could you imagine having Hillary latched on to you?

Well, at first I thought, Parasite! But then I thought, Nah, she wouldn't have taken the arm of a ship's captain. So our military would be safe on that count. In fact, I wonder if she'd even accept being the "sponsor" of anything in the US fleet.

These are things we can be grateful for.

155 posted on 09/09/2006 7:40:53 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: MamaB

Congrats: you know what for by now!
LOL!


156 posted on 09/09/2006 7:41:05 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: MamaB

*snort* Funny dog! Did you get that divinity at Stuckey's?


157 posted on 09/09/2006 7:41:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; Axiom Nine; ...

Texas Pingggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!


158 posted on 09/09/2006 7:41:45 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: DrDeb
LOL! "Across the Field" as a wedding march?? What a hoot!

:Hang on Sloopy" maybe.........with an O - H - I - O in the middle, but the FIGHT SONG??

Is the First Couple together tonight? Can they console each other?? That would make me feel better about their loss........ ;)

159 posted on 09/09/2006 7:42:21 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: csvset
What a treat for the CO, to have Laura Bush on his arm. Yes, and what a treat for the crew to have Lady Laura aboard. And I am sure she treats all the enlisted men with respect.
160 posted on 09/09/2006 7:43:09 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: ohioWfan

Note to self...........the game is not yet over. Settle down, ohio.......settle down.......


161 posted on 09/09/2006 7:44:02 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: kitkat; snugs

Same with our "My Country, 'tis of Thee" = the same song (with different words) the Brits play on occasions similar to when we sing our "My Country ... ." Can't recall the name of the British version. I just saw a show the other day about QE2's life and the British version was being played at a ceremony for the queen.


162 posted on 09/09/2006 7:44:21 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Wolfstar; Jewels1091

I know that you can get into and out of angle pockets more quickly than straight across ones. Probably makes them easier to use for the wearer.


163 posted on 09/09/2006 7:45:15 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: ohioWfan

"Is the First Couple together tonight? Can they console each other?? That would make me feel better about their loss........ ;)"


I had the same thought! . . . I'm assuming Laura returned to the WhiteHouse tonight -- they've got a busy day tomorrow!


164 posted on 09/09/2006 7:46:23 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb
Wonder if they're even up watching the game....

They're probably sound asleep with the TIVO going. (Maybe they consoled each other before they even found out the outcome of the game.........ya think? ;)

165 posted on 09/09/2006 7:48:02 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: Wolfstar; All

Do you (or any other DOSER) have the times for tomorrow's events? . . . I plan to record all major events tomorrow and Monday!


166 posted on 09/09/2006 7:49:08 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: ohioWfan


You're NUMBER ONE!


167 posted on 09/09/2006 7:50:02 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: ohioWfan

"(Maybe they consoled each other before they even found out the outcome of the game.........ya think? ;)"


I LOVE the way you think!!


[Texas is looking abit dangerous at the moment!]


168 posted on 09/09/2006 7:50:28 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: Wolfstar; McGavin999

What a great photo. With the full moon framed in the background!!!


169 posted on 09/09/2006 7:50:46 PM PDT by No2much3 (I did not ask for this user name, but I will keep it !)
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To: DrDeb

. . . 'wrote' too soon; the Buckeyes just picked up another first down!


170 posted on 09/09/2006 7:51:32 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: onyx

HA! In what regard, onyx?? :)


171 posted on 09/09/2006 7:51:50 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: ohioWfan



OSU for one!


172 posted on 09/09/2006 7:52:25 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: All
Long time no see everybody. Just thought I'd drop by and pay tribute to a good bloke and a great President.
173 posted on 09/09/2006 7:52:38 PM PDT by ReaganandDubyaForever (Our God is an Awesome God)
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To: DrDeb
Indeed. I was about to respond when I saw your post.

Looking REAL good now!

(You like the way I think because you THINK the way I think.....)

174 posted on 09/09/2006 7:53:03 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: onyx
Indeed.

(I just didn't know if you meant with our 'friend' on the other thread.... :)

175 posted on 09/09/2006 7:54:14 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: ohioWfan

LOL. Somehow I think they'd relish the competition.


176 posted on 09/09/2006 7:55:16 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: ohioWfan

I'm not touching that other thread tonight. You have the last word tonight. Old rascal. He's lonely.


177 posted on 09/09/2006 7:56:01 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: DrDeb

Thanks :) Maybe I'll take pictures too so everyone can see my desk.


178 posted on 09/09/2006 7:56:18 PM PDT by ilovew (I hope I get to meet Rummy this fall...)
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To: pollyannaish

Well, W and Laura can't get TOO mad at Ohio, now can they?


179 posted on 09/09/2006 7:56:34 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: ohioWfan

LOL. Nope.


180 posted on 09/09/2006 7:57:07 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: onyx
Yeah........I can tell. That's why I was kidding with him at the end.

Hope he knows I'm one of the 'good guys.'

181 posted on 09/09/2006 7:58:22 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: ohioWfan


LOL --- "guys" --- I called him on that error.


182 posted on 09/09/2006 7:59:30 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: ReaganandDubyaForever

Thank you. Those two men had a lot in common.


183 posted on 09/09/2006 7:59:31 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: MamaB

Bubba demolished my prescription glasses also.

I got two pair to replace them; one for me and one for him.

But he never got them again. I think he knew I was ticked.

Bubba is very tall and could counter surf with ease and get anything. Fortunately, he's never developed that habit.


184 posted on 09/09/2006 7:59:52 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: pollyannaish
Quietly yelling here........TOUCHDOWN!!!
185 posted on 09/09/2006 8:00:14 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: Wolfstar

Great Pix!


186 posted on 09/09/2006 8:00:54 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: GretchenM

Okay, you people are not going to seduce me again.

The other day there was a thread that disintegrated into recipe sharing and I foolishly succumbed, and made a spice cake with cream cheese icing.

That is the last cake I will ever make! It was good, but the bakery makes them just as good and a lot smaller. If that cake would keep, it would last forever. I only allow myself one small sweet a day and the domestic partner's idea of a piece of cake is one inch square.

So, don't even think of tricking me into making divinity!!

No, I won't.


187 posted on 09/09/2006 8:07:11 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: ohioWfan


Well, it ain't over till it's over.


188 posted on 09/09/2006 8:07:59 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: altura

If that makes you feel better, friend........ :)


189 posted on 09/09/2006 8:09:15 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: DrDeb

She actually used the Buckeyes fight song as her wedding march!!]


That's what I call team loyalty! LOL.


190 posted on 09/09/2006 8:09:42 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Thanks for this news ping.


191 posted on 09/09/2006 8:11:54 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: pollyannaish
We are not due to have elections for nearly 4 years so in theory the current labour government can remain in power for that period of time.

With the majority in the house it is unlikely that a vote of no confidence can be obtained by the opposition parties to force a general election. However if Brown takes over as PM he may wish to call a general election in a couple of years if he feels he will win to give himself a mandate from the country so to speak.

For your information our government including the PM are made up on MPs who continue to serve as MPs as well as running a government department and their cabinet duties.

192 posted on 09/09/2006 8:13:41 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: GretchenM; Bahbah
I have blackberry bushes all up one side of my garden and half of the other.

I have made jam, ice cream and eaten them virtually every night for the past 2 or 3 months.

Bahbah gave me recipe for plum buckle and I adapted it with blackberries today. It was lovely. I found the slight tartness of the blackberries if you call it tart - I do not really because I used to eating them straight off the bush with no added sugar - complimented the very rich cake mixture. I also served it with English custard which is fairly sweet.

Mum's food processor is a Kenwood Variomatic gourment which at the time she bought it was one of the best in the price range she could afford. Even today the spec of it is higher than a lot of the modern ones which only have 1 or 2 speed and a pulse action, hers has 8 speeds one of which covers the pulse action. It has many attachments and different slicers even an ice cream maker and citric juicer.

Its outer casing shows yellowing of age but apart from that it is in perfect working condition.
193 posted on 09/09/2006 8:19:53 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: GretchenM

Thanks for the info


194 posted on 09/09/2006 8:20:16 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: altura; DrDeb; onyx; pollyannaish
Brent Mussberger said a little while ago that he figured that the President had most likely already gone to bed, and that sounds like a really good idea.

9 seconds to go, 24-7...........GOOD NIGHT, ALL!!

GO BUCKEYES!! NUMBER ONE!!

195 posted on 09/09/2006 8:20:56 PM PDT by ohioWfan (George W. Bush - "Take his character all together, and we shall not look upon his like again.")
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To: ohioWfan


SMILING!
G'Night, oWf.


196 posted on 09/09/2006 8:22:11 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: kitkat
I did not know you played Pomp and Circumstance at your graduations so I have learned something today.

Was that the Last night of the Proms you were listening to? I normally watch it on TV but fell asleep after all my cooking and cleaning.

I love the all flags at the end and cuddly toys etc that the students wave whilst belting out Rule Britannia.
197 posted on 09/09/2006 8:22:58 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: DrDeb
I'm afraid nothing more specific is available at this time:

Bush's commemoration of the anniversary of the attacks will begin Sunday afternoon in New York, where he will lay a wreath at Ground Zero before taking part in a prayer service.

On Monday, he will begin his day with breakfast with emergency service personnel in New York, then will participate in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first plane slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and then a ceremony with New York first responders.

From there, Bush will travel to Shanksville, Pa., where just after noon he is scheduled to participate in a wreath-laying. Later that afternoon, he will take part in a similar ceremony at the Pentagon.

Of course, our good friends at CSPAN are no help with this and do not mention President Bush in their schedule until his address from the Oval Office, Monday at 9PM Eastern.

198 posted on 09/09/2006 8:23:10 PM PDT by LuvyaDubya (Life is short. Pray hard.)
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To: ohioWfan

"They're probably sound asleep with the TIVO going. (Maybe they consoled each other before they even found out the outcome of the game.........ya think?"

I think they did! But, u know me lol


199 posted on 09/09/2006 8:26:34 PM PDT by CaliforniaRichGRL ("Laura, is the love of my life!"- George W. Bush)
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To: GretchenM

Here are the lyrics

http://www.hymns.me.uk/my-country-tis-of-thee-hymn.htm


200 posted on 09/09/2006 8:28:32 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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