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A day in the life of President Bush (9/16/06): photos & news
WhiteHouse.gov & Yahoo News ^ | 9/16/06

Posted on 09/16/2006 3:51:28 PM PDT by Wolfstar

PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: The President and First Lady are spending a quiet weekend prior to what will be another very busy week for them. The President will address the UN next week, while Mrs. Bush will also have a busy schedule while they are in New York.

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, a big FR favorite, has added a new and very welcome aggressive touch to White House communications efforts. The White House website now prominently features a series of rebuttals to inaccurate media reports. Called "Setting the Record Straight," the site has three rebuttals to news reports last week. All three are important, so I've linked them here, beginning with the transcript of the most significant item:

Setting the Record Straight: JAG Leaders Say Common Article 3 Provisions Would Be "Helpful"

Incorrect media assertion: The New York Times reports that JAG leaders "would agree only to say that they could not find anything illegal about the specific issue of amending [Geneva Conventions] Common Article 3." (Kate Zernike, "Rebuff For Bush On Terror Trials In A Senate Test," The New York Times, 9/15/06).

White House rebuttal:

JAG Leaders Affirmatively Say The Administration's Common Article 3 Provisions Would Be "Helpful"

According to the JAG lawyers' letter: "Indeed, we think these provisions would be helpful to our fighting men and women at war on behalf of our country."

TEXT OF LETTER to Sen. John Warner and Rep. Duncan Hunter, 9/13/06:

"We do not object to Section 6 of the Administration proposal, which would clarify the obligations of the United States under Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, and Section 7 of the Administration proposal, which would address crimes under the War Crimes Act. Indeed, we think these provisions would be helpful to our fighting men and women at war on behalf of our Country."
Signed:
Major General Scott Black, U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General
Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Deputy Judge Advocate General
Rear Admiral Bruce Macdonald, U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General
Brigadier General James C. Walker, Staff Judge Advocate to the U.S. Marine Corps
Colonel Ronald M. Reed, U.S. Air Force, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

In an August 2 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Military JAG’s support bringing definition to Common Article 3.

SEN. FEINSTEIN: "Admiral MacDonald and Admiral Black -- excuse me, General Black -- you both speak about Common Article 3 in your written comments, the prohibition -- Admiral MacDonald -- you say 'Common Article 3's prohibition upon outrages (up)on personal dignity is not well defined.' How would you suggest we define it?"
GEN. BLACK: "In its current formulation, it's entirely too vague, and it puts -- as you mentioned before -- our service members at risk, our own service members at risk." (Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 8/2/06)

GEN. RIVES: "We welcome congressional efforts to better define which 'outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment,' amount to serious breaches worthy [of] classification as felonies. Such efforts would serve our men and women fighting the global war on terrorism by providing clearly delineated limits…Congressional efforts to better define these terms for Common Article 3 purposes will provide needed clarity to the rules of conduct for our military forces." (Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 8/2/06)

SEN. GRAHAM: "To the judge advocates, have you been consulted fairly extensively about military commissions and Common Article 3 by the administration?"
JAG GENERALS: (1) "Yes, sir, we have." (2) "Particularly of late, sir." (3) "Yes, sir." (Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 8/2/06)

Now and Then: Editorials on the McCain Amendment
Newspaper editorials previously said the the Administration's Common Article 3 proposal would prohibit torture, but they now say it will permit torture.

The Rest of the Story: Iraq's Links to Al Qaeda
The Washington Post quotes the President without including the full context of his remarks distinguishing Al Qaeda from Saddam, and falsely reports that the CIA said Saddam did not have links to Al Qaeda.

GOVERNOR ANN RICHARDS FUNERAL: Former Commerce Secretary Don Evans, a Texan and close personal friend of President and Mrs. Bush, will attend the funeral services to be held for Governor Ann Richards at the University of Texas Frank Erwin Center on Monday, September 18, on behalf of President and Mrs. Bush. The first couple will be in New York for the UN General Assembly address and meetings. The White House released a statement that said: "As a lifelong Texan, Secretary Evans had the highest regard for the Governor, and he appreciated her tireless efforts on behalf of the state and her zest for life that endeared her to the entire country. The President regrets being unable to attend her funeral, and he and Mrs. Bush send their deepest condolences to the Governor's family."

Fans of Press Secretary Tony Snow will enjoy hearing the news that he has hired a new assistant. Tony Fratto, currently Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Treasury, will be coming over to the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Assistant Press Secretary, or Deputy Press Secretary [title to be determined], a week from Monday [i.e., 9/25/06].

THE WEEK AHEAD: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, President and Mrs. Bush will be in New York to participate in the 61st United Nations General Assembly and related events. In addition to the formal UN-related events, the President will meet bilaterally with several other world leaders during the visit. The Palestinian Authority issued a statement today that President Bush will meet with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas. However, the White House had not confirmed this meeting as of early evening today.

_ Sept. 18, the First Lady will be highlighting the importance of literacy for both individual and national growth by hosting the first White House Conference on Global Literacy. The conference will be held at the New York Public Library.

_ Sept. 19, President Bush will address the Plenary Session of the General Debate of the General Assembly. He will meet with Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Sheikha Haya bint Rashid al Khalifa, who assumes the presidency of the General Assembly this month, to discuss a range of issues. GWB will host a meeting of leaders from democratic states and civil society organizations involved in building the institutions of democracy around the world. He will also attend a luncheon hosted by the Secretary-General. That evening, President and Mrs. Bush will host a reception for Heads of Delegation.

_ Sept. 22, President Bush will welcome President Pervez Musharraf of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the White House. The two Presidents last met during President Bush's historic visit to Pakistan in March.

EXTENDED SCHEDULE:

_ Sept. 26, President Bush will welcome President Hamid Karzai of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the White House. The visit will be an opportunity for the President to congratulate President Karzai on the progress Afghanistan has made over the last five years and to reaffirm America's commitment to stability and reconstruction in Afghanistan.

_ Sept. 26, First Lady Laura Bush will attend a fundraiser at the Hotel Utica, upstate New York, for State Senator Raymond Meier's congressional campaign. Sen. Meier is running for the open seat of retiring Rep. Sherwood Boehlert.

_ Sept. 29, President Bush will welcome President Nursultan Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the White House. Kazakhstan is an important strategic partner in Central Asia.

_ Oct. 3, President Bush will visit Northern California to campaign for two Republican congressional candidates. GWB will visit Stockton to headline a fundraiser for Rep. Richard Tracy. The breakfast is expected to be at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. Later that same day, President Bush will headline a fundraiser for Rep. John Doolittle at the El Dorado Hills Country Club. Both incumbents represent Republican-leaning districts that the President carried handily in 2004.

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

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: The Vice President has been on a hectic schedule of campaign stops, including one in California last Friday. On Monday, he will visit northeastern Pennsylvania to raise campaign funds for Republican Rep. Don Sherwood. He will also attend a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. The Santorum campaign announced that the visit will be next week, but no specific date was given. Although no date has been announced yet, the VP will be traveling to Houston soon to raise funds for the Congressional campaign of Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, several sources told the Fort Bend Herald this week.



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The exchange between President Bush and NBC reporter David Gregory at yesterday's news conference is a classic. Gregory was at his most arrogant and combative, but he picked the wrong day. The President was pretty feisty, himself, and he slapped Gregory down but good. Although the transcript has been posted elsewhere on FR, I thought Dosers might enjoy having their own complete copy.

THE PRESIDENT: Dave. He's back. [Gregory had not been covering the WH recently while NBC shuffled its deck after Katie Couric left for CBS.)

Q Sorry, I've got to get disentangled -- [As he stood up, Gregory got tangled in electrical and TV wires.]

THE PRESIDENT: Would you like me the go to somebody else here, until you -- (laughter.)

Q Sorry.

THE PRESIDENT: But take your time, please. (Laughter.)

Q I really apologize for that. Anyway --

THE PRESIDENT: I must say, having gone through those gyrations, you're looking beautiful today, Dave. (Laughter.)

Q Mr. President, critics of your proposed bill on interrogation rules say there's another important test -- these critics include John McCain, who you've mentioned several times this morning -- and that test is this: If a CIA officer, paramilitary or special operations soldier from the United States were captured in Iran or North Korea, and they were roughed up, and those governments said, well, they were interrogated in accordance with our interpretation of the Geneva Conventions, and then they were put on trial and they were convicted based on secret evidence that they were not able to see, how would you react to that, as Commander-in-Chief?

THE PRESIDENT: David, my reaction is, is that if the nations such as those you named, adopted the standards within the Detainee Detention Act, the world would be better. That's my reaction. We're trying to clarify law. We're trying to set high standards, not ambiguous standards.

And let me just repeat, Dave, we can debate this issue all we want, but the practical matter is, if our professionals don't have clear standards in the law, the program is not going to go forward. You cannot ask a young intelligence officer to violate the law. And they're not going to. They -- let me finish, please -- they will not violate the law. You can ask this question all you want, but the bottom line is -- and the American people have got to understand this -- that this program won't go forward; if there is vague standards applied, like those in Common Article III from the Geneva Convention, it's just not going to go forward. You can't ask a young professional on the front line of protecting this country to violate law.

Now, I know they said they're not going to prosecute them. Think about that: Go ahead and violate it, we won't prosecute you. These people aren't going to do that, Dave. Now, we can justify anything you want and bring up this example or that example, I'm just telling you the bottom line, and that's why this debate is important, and it's a vital debate.

Now, perhaps some in Congress don't think the program is important. That's fine. I don't know if they do or don't. I think it's vital, and I have the obligation to make sure that our professionals who I would ask to go conduct interrogations to find out what might be happening or who might be coming to this country, I got to give them the tools they need. And that is clear law.

Q But sir, this is an important point, and I think it depends --

THE PRESIDENT: The point I just made is the most important point.

Q Okay.

THE PRESIDENT: And that is the program is not going forward. David, you can give a hypothetical about North Korea, or any other country, the point is that the program is not going to go forward if our professionals do not have clarity in the law. And the best way to provide clarity in the law is to make sure the Detainee Treatment Act is the crux of the law. That's how we define Common Article III, and it sets a good standard for the countries that you just talked about.

Next man.

Q No, but wait a second, I think this is an important point --

THE PRESIDENT: I know you think it's an important point. (Laughter.)

Q Sir, with respect, if other countries interpret the Geneva Conventions as they see fit -- as they see fit -- you're saying that you'd be okay with that?

THE PRESIDENT: I am saying that I would hope that they would adopt the same standards we adopt; and that by clarifying Article III, we make it stronger, we make it clearer, we make it definite.

And I will tell you again, David, you can ask every hypothetical you want, but the American people have got to know the facts. And the bottom line is simple: If Congress passes a law that does not clarify the rules, if they do not do that, the program is not going forward.

Q This will not endanger U.S. troops, in your --

THE PRESIDENT: Next man.

Q This will not endanger U.S. troops --

THE PRESIDENT: David, next man, please. Thank you. It took you a long time to unravel, and it took you a long time to ask your question.


1 posted on 09/16/2006 3:51:30 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.


2 posted on 09/16/2006 3:52:08 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Yay!


3 posted on 09/16/2006 3:53:19 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: In honor of our gracious First Lady, Laura Bush, who will have a busy schedule of her own next week during UN General Assembly events. In this lovely March 30, 2005 photo, Mrs. Bush stands with a group of Afghan girls on hand to greet her when she arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Next week, she will host a conference held to underscore the need for sustained global and national leadership in promoting literacy and encourage greater international and private-sector involvement in literacy programs, according to Sonya Medina, director of projects for the White House Conference on Global Literacy. It also will highlight successful programs supported by the United States, UNESCO and private or local groups around the world. Over 60 first ladies and spouses of leaders and education ministers are expected to attend, Medina said.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First Lady Laura Bush will have her own agenda when she and President George W. Bush leave on Monday for the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York.

While her husband is in meetings with the leaders of Malaysia, El Salvador, Honduras, Tanzania, France and Iraq, Laura Bush will host a round-table discussion on Myanmar, formerly Burma, and a global literacy conference, the first lady's office said.

The United States wants the U.N. Security Council to deal with Myanmar, whose junta government has jailed opponents, persecuted minorities and sent refugees fleeing into neighboring states.

Laura Bush on Tuesday will host the discussion to try to gain support for a proposed U.S.-sponsored Security Council resolution to pressure Myanmar to have an "all-inclusive political process" and release detained Nobel Peace Prize-winning opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

She will also call on the Myanmar government to ensure access and security for humanitarian workers, take steps to end ethnic violence and address HIV/AIDS and drugs and human trafficking.


4 posted on 09/16/2006 3:53:24 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar
The President as he spoke to the UN General Assembly Sept. 14, 2005.

Same gesture a year later at his press conference yesterday.


5 posted on 09/16/2006 3:53:42 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Woohoo! Saturday Dose!


6 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:08 PM PDT by Carolinamom (This is no time to go wobbly. - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Wolfstar
"David [Gregory], it took you a long time to unravel, and it took you a long time to ask your question." Now sit down and shut up!

Did you forget to have an adult write your question for you?

Dear Lord, can you assign Helen to some other beat for the next couple of years?


7 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:10 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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I just loved the way the President slapped David Gregory around. I think he has been getting some coaching from Tony. His whole attitude has changed since Tony became press secretary. I LOVE it!!! :D
8 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:42 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: Wolfstar
Listen up, you fools. Many of you raced out of here in a panic on 9/11/01. It was the media and Congress who were the targets of the anthrax attacks. Do you seriously want me to stop doing everything possible to protect your sorry butts from more attacks?

Hmmmm...maybe at the next White House barbeque for the media and Congress, we can serve some of that packaged spinach...

You people can't even get your facts straight on a light news day, and you dare to call me dumb?


9 posted on 09/16/2006 3:54:49 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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David, try not to trip over anything on your way out.

OK, which one of you reporters is it who only bathes once a month?

A word to the wise...don't mess with me after I just came out of a meeting with McEgo. I need time to decompress from breathing all that hot air in the room.


10 posted on 09/16/2006 3:55:18 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar
Vice President Cheney at Moffett Federal Air Base in Mountain View, CA, where he campaigned for a Republican congressional candidate.


11 posted on 09/16/2006 3:55:59 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

LOL! Love your captions. I believe you have gotten into his head for sure! :D


12 posted on 09/16/2006 3:57:03 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: Wolfstar
The Dose community will remember this from last weekend: The Marines in front of Air Force One and the surprise visit by the Commander-in-Chief to their unit, which was shipping out to Iraq.

Here is a heartwarming story about that event, and some more photos.

President Bush Pays 4TH CAG Marines and Sailors an Honorable Visit on The Night They Deploy to Iraq
by Cpl. Virginia Lawrence, Naval District Washington

NAVAL DISTRICT WASHINGTON, Washington D.C. – Marines and sailors of the 4th Civil Affairs Group (CAG) were surprised by a visit from President Bush on Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland the night of their deployment to Iraq.

After lining up outside to watch Air Force One land, the Marines and sailors stood by as he approached them to shake their hands and thank them for their service to their country.

The President thanked the Marines on an individual basis while shaking their hands. Lance Cpl. Steven G. Gillespie was honored to personally have the President of the United States of America thank him for his service.

“Look, I still have goose bumps,” said HN Jan R. Maddela after President Bush’s departure.

The Marines appreciated the surprise visit by the president on the night of their deployment.

“I think it’s great someone that important and that busy can take the time and come see us,” said Cpl. Jason Voorhees, a Marine with the 4th CAG.

“The support from the president enhanced the morale of the Marines and was an honor, giving them more motivation in preparation of their third deployment,” said HM2 JoseDaniel Perez.

President Bush was not the only VIP to visit the 4th CAG. Major General Cornell A.Wilson Jr. also made an appearance to support the Marines and see them off.

“I support them in every aspect and I want to say Godspeed and Semper Fi,” Said Wilson.

This is the third deployment to Iraq for the 4th CAG. The CAG serves as a liason between commander and the Iraqi civilians working to provide civil-military operations in the western provinces of Iraq.

The unit is made of over 200 Reserve Marines that have been activated since June 15 to deploy to Iraq for seven months to a year.


13 posted on 09/16/2006 3:57:13 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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These next photos made me tear up: As the President walks away after greeting them, U.S. Marine reservists from the 4th Civil Affairs Group based in Anacostia, Washington, still stand at attention out of respect for him.

The Marines proudly march out after having their photos taken in front of Air Force One. They left shortly afterwards for Iraq.

Afterwards, the Marines assemble in their squads prior to being transported to their plane. God bless and keep them all.


14 posted on 09/16/2006 3:57:55 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: LUV W

Hi LUV W. :)


15 posted on 09/16/2006 3:58:16 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Carolinamom

Hi Carolinamom. A bit of a mixed collection today.


16 posted on 09/16/2006 3:58:53 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: LUV W
I think he has been getting some coaching from Tony.

I think so, too, plus the WH communications effort has been much more aggressive in correcting the record. Like those three very important items I linked at the top of the thread.

17 posted on 09/16/2006 4:00:02 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

I pray this will be a very quite and restful weekend for President and Mrs. Bush. They have had a hectic week. God bless them.


18 posted on 09/16/2006 4:01:07 PM PDT by Texagirl4W (Jesus came to forgive sin, not to accept sin.)
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To: LUV W
believe you have gotten into his head for sure!

LOL! Either that, or he's gotten into mine. After all, I had that pathetic old saw "Bushbot" thrown at me again today. ;-)

19 posted on 09/16/2006 4:01:17 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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I pray this will be a very quite and restful weekend for President and Mrs. Bush. They have had a hectic week.

They sure have, and next week is going to be just as busy. There was zero word in news reports I saw as to where they are spending the weekend. They often go to Camp David, but there were none of the usual photos of them getting on Marine One.

20 posted on 09/16/2006 4:02:55 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar
Almost forgot...
ALL CLEAR!
21 posted on 09/16/2006 4:03:33 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Someone called you a "Bushbot"...really??? I am SHOCKED!

What an honor! I live for people to call me that...after all that's what we are...and DARN proud of it! LOL!


22 posted on 09/16/2006 4:05:05 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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I only wish they had gotten much more aggresive 5 years ago. When they are passive, they make the president look weak...and we sure don't want that!


23 posted on 09/16/2006 4:06:39 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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Someone called you a "Bushbot"...really??? I am SHOCKED!

LOL! Yeah...it was some twit of a Buchananite who was bragging about PJB's latest book and how he won the New Hampshire primary but GWB did not. So I reminded him that GWB won the presidency twice, the 2nd time with over 60,000,000 votes (largest total in the history of democratic voting anywhere in the world). I then asked how many times PJB had won the presidency. Of course, that unhinged the twit. ;-)

24 posted on 09/16/2006 4:08:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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When they are passive, they make the president look weak...

This is very true. Ari Fleisher's book unwittingly revealed one reason for their passivity. His book is almost a total attempt to beg for the media's forgiveness for the way Ari had to behave toward them from time to time. Barf!

25 posted on 09/16/2006 4:10:32 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

May God Bless President Bush.


26 posted on 09/16/2006 4:11:56 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: Wolfstar
THE PRESIDENT: The point I just made is the most important point.

As I read that, I can hear the President saying it all over again...and again, I want to stand up and cheer.

27 posted on 09/16/2006 4:13:10 PM PDT by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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May God Bless President Bush.

Amen.

28 posted on 09/16/2006 4:14:08 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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As I read that, I can hear the President saying it all over again...and again, I want to stand up and cheer.

I'm presently out of work, and while that's not a good thing by any means, one side benefit is that I was able to see the President's press conference live. I did raise my fist in the air and cheer when he slapped Gregory down.

29 posted on 09/16/2006 4:15:37 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar


Thanks for an awesome Dose. I want to mention that I appreciate the posting of POTUS's upcoming schedule each week. Ditto for First Lady's.

I read (with disgust) that belligerent Tancredo thread. You were one of the select few posters who made any sense at all. Of course, you and the others were summarily attacked by some of the zealots.


30 posted on 09/16/2006 4:18:18 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Wolfstar

Captions, tres cute (to borrow from french speaking Dave)

This is soooo not nice, but I am sick of Ann Richards. Sorry she had to suffer from cancer, but she was a blight on Texas and two days in a row the Dallas Morning News has devoted their front page to the woman.

Okay, had to get that out. Hope God forgives me.


31 posted on 09/16/2006 4:18:35 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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Of course, you and the others were summarily attacked by some of the zealots.

Grin...when I have the time to engage with the twits, I love being attacked by them. Lets me exercise my gray matter a bit. ;-)

32 posted on 09/16/2006 4:21:35 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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Okay, had to get that out. Hope God forgives me.

I don't think there's anything to forgive. Last time I looked at God's commandments, there was nothing about being obliged to like other people. :)

33 posted on 09/16/2006 4:23:02 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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and while I'm at it, Ann had no loyalty to her democrat friends.

She totally undercut Jim Mattox, a long-time friend and supporter. She knew Jim was running for governor and had been planning it for a long time. He would have won, as Clayton Powell...not a bad guy, but clueless... had a way of putting that big cowboy boot in his mouth.

So, Ann jumps into the race; Jim had given up his congressional seat to run (later occupied until a few years ago by the infamous Martin Frost- who would still be there if it hadn't been for Tom Delay getting the redistricting through)

Basically Jim's political career was over. He was actually one of the better dems the state has known.

Not that he was good, but ....

And, by the way, Delay was good for Texas and would be good for the house. Too bad whatever happened, happened.


34 posted on 09/16/2006 4:23:23 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: Wolfstar

Well, thank God for that. Cause sometimes I just don't like a lot of people.


35 posted on 09/16/2006 4:25:23 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: LUV W

Nobody ever calls me a Bushbot.

I can't figure it out?????


36 posted on 09/16/2006 4:26:05 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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Cpl. Jason Voorhees, a Marine with the 4th CAG.

His parents must be Friday the 13th fans.

37 posted on 09/16/2006 4:27:32 PM PDT by rabidralph
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His parents must be Friday the 13th fans.

Ralph, forgive me for being dense, but I don't understand your post.

38 posted on 09/16/2006 4:30:12 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

You're not dense :-) In the Friday the 13th movies, Jason is the scary guy in the hockey mask who goes around killing the campers at Crystal Lake. Jason's last name is Vorhees.


39 posted on 09/16/2006 4:32:51 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Wolfstar

Wolfstar, as always, your commentary is wonderful. Thanks for posting the pics of our good President.

I watched yesterday's news conference and was cheering when our President slapped down that arrogant, disrespectful David Gregory. The President was awesome. You could SEE his anger with those who would put us in danger. President Bush LOVES this country and he understands that our enemies will try to kill us regardless of how nice we are to them or how much money we give them. It is mind boggling that Senators Warner, Graham, McCain and their ilk do not or will not get this!
God bless George Bush for his courage.


40 posted on 09/16/2006 4:33:29 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: rabidralph
Jason's last name is Vorhees.

Ah, that explains it. Believe it or not, I have never seen a Friday the 13th movie. I'm not much of a fan of the horror genre. :)

41 posted on 09/16/2006 4:35:12 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: 4integrity
It is mind boggling that Senators Warner, Graham, McCain and their ilk do not or will not get this!

They get it, but McEgo and his toadies have their own agenda, and the country be danged.

Re the press conference. I watched it on Fox, and they didn't show Gregory getting tangled up, LOL! That gave GWB the perfect opening to jerk Gregory around. By the end of that sequence, it looked like even the other reporters were embarrassed at Gregory's behavior.

42 posted on 09/16/2006 4:38:12 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Me neither. Never seen Jason, never seen Nightmare on Elm Street (tho I have seen nightmare on K street).

But I did watch Kill Bill I last night at the request of the old man. I can review it for you, but only on demand.


43 posted on 09/16/2006 4:38:27 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: altura
I can review it for you, but only on demand.\

LOL! No thanks.

44 posted on 09/16/2006 4:46:44 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

In the parlance of the Internet, David Gregory was PWNED!


45 posted on 09/16/2006 4:58:44 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
In the parlance of the Internet, David Gregory was PWNED!

Don't know what that acronym means, but it sounds about right. :)

46 posted on 09/16/2006 4:59:38 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar; NordP

Oh my goodness, look at that gorgeous scarf, or it is a sleeveless long vest, that Laura is wearing!! I wonder if she received a 'heads up' on the costumes the girls were wearing because she coordinates beautifully! Or maybe she was presented with that garment when she arrived. It kind of reminds me of that long, colorful vest that President Karzhai wears.


47 posted on 09/16/2006 5:01:33 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ
Or maybe she was presented with that garment when she arrived.

Don't know for certain, but I think she was presented with several scarfs when she went to Afghanistan. There's one in particular that she wears often.

48 posted on 09/16/2006 5:03:10 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: SuziQ

BTW, Susie, the little girls in the at photo with Mrs. Bush are really beautiful, aren't they. Before the hard lives many of them lead takes a toll, many Afghan people are quite good looking.


49 posted on 09/16/2006 5:04:33 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

It's the 'leet' way of saying someone has been OWNED, or gotten the best of by someone else. Leet speak is its own little language using a combination of letters and numbers. For example in 'leet', it's spelled l33t.


50 posted on 09/16/2006 5:08:18 PM PDT by SuziQ
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