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Live Thread: Funeral of President Gerald Ford (Arrival at the Capitol)
www.freerepublic.com | December 30, 2006

Posted on 12/30/2006 2:14:10 PM PST by Howlin

The President's plane is arriving at Andrews Air Force Base at this moment.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitol; ford; funeral
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Someone may not make it to the end of this service.


501 posted on 12/30/2006 4:49:40 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: mariabush

Sometimes firmness is better.


502 posted on 12/30/2006 4:49:45 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: onyx

Hopefully he will reach DC soon.
Seeing the VP and Hastert on either side of Mrs. Ford, I can't help but wonder if Rummy was supposed to be positioned where Hastert is standing.


503 posted on 12/30/2006 4:49:47 PM PST by crabbie
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To: NinoFan

Cheney was next to Mrs. Ford. Was it him?


504 posted on 12/30/2006 4:49:54 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Getting a chair for someone in the audience.


505 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:02 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Dole looked unsteady earlier... we still don't know.


506 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:05 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: La Enchiladita
Some elder gentleman was having problems and when they tried to escort him out .. he collapsed

I don't know who it was
507 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:08 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Txsleuth

Collapse .. prayers they're ok. They don't know yet.


508 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:14 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Txsleuth

Chris says someone in the audience collapsed, which is causing a pause.


509 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:22 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping.

I'm very late getting here.

510 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:26 PM PST by lysie (I pledge allegiance to this flag And if that bothers you, well that's too bad)
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To: mystery-ak

My question is, if a family member is active duty, are they required to wear their uniform at the funeral?


511 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:30 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

No, Cheney is fine.


512 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:35 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Mo1


I don;t know. I was answering mail...:)


513 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:48 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

WHew,not Cheney


514 posted on 12/30/2006 4:50:52 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Snickering Hound

I would never watch CNN whether Fox went to a commercial or Not.Unfortunately T.V. at this time requires that we watch commercials or there would be No programming.

I'm sure that the Transition from Air Force One to The disembarking of President Fords Remains would not be looked as disrespect by anyone.


515 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:03 PM PST by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: Mo1

Wow.


516 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:06 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: La Enchiladita

Is it me, or did Dole look particularly frail?


517 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:09 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: STARWISE

Someone fainted.


518 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:10 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: crabbie


Have you heard that he's in route?


519 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:26 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: All

Post those whom you can see are standing.


520 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:27 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President**)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Not just you.


521 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:34 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: La Enchiladita
we still don't know.

It was a grey haired, very old looking gentleman.

522 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:36 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: mariabush

No they are not required, but may want to, to show respect.


523 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:45 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Just fainted? They aren't doing CPR or anything? I can't really see on the Internet feed and my TV has been screwy all day.


524 posted on 12/30/2006 4:51:47 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: mariabush
Sometimes a little kindness is in order! Hildy is usually not so unhappy.

Sorry, Friend, but this is her MO.

525 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:01 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: All

Apologies if this has already been answered, but I haven't read the entire thread - who was the gentleman who gave the prayer at the beginning of the state funeral? Thanks in advance.


526 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:17 PM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

NBC: TV networks have been asked to keep the cameras away from the gentleman who has had a medical problem.


527 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:23 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

It's a gentlemen, that much is apparently known.


528 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:23 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: NinoFan

Any sighting of Dole yet to rule him out?


529 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:25 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President**)
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To: Mo1


They (Chris Wallace) don't know his name yet. The poor man.


530 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:30 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: NinoFan

They are DALPO.


531 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:40 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Bahbah
It was a grey haired, very old looking gentleman.

That describes about half the Congress.

532 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:47 PM PST by Darth Republican
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To: mariabush
Maybe the canteen would know.My granddaughter wore her uniform at my son's funeral.She is active duty.
533 posted on 12/30/2006 4:52:53 PM PST by fatima
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To: mystery-ak

Thanks


534 posted on 12/30/2006 4:53:25 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: NinoFan

Sometimes when people stand too long and lock their knees, for some reason the locking knees causing fainting. Happens in weddings too often.


535 posted on 12/30/2006 4:53:26 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Definitely not Dole.
536 posted on 12/30/2006 4:53:27 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
All's well, though, according to Katie and Bob Schieffer....I was on CBS for a couple of minutes (they broadcast in HDTV and Fox doesn't) and Schieffer reminded us that "There's never a doctor far from the President"

Sheesh...the only President that's there tonight doesn't need a doctor any longer.

537 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:13 PM PST by ErnBatavia (recent nightmare: Googled up "Helen Thomas nude"....)
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To: Bahbah

Kissinger?


538 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:16 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Bahbah

Whew.


539 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:21 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President**)
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To: Bahbah

Chris Wallace is saying that Frist was the first person to get to whomever it was.


540 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:22 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Ha....saw a groom faint at his own wedding once.....


541 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:23 PM PST by goodnesswins (When a "religion" has no commandments.....no wonder no one wants to go to Church on Sunday!)
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To: STARWISE
They don't know yet

All I saw was an elder gentlemen with gray hair and slim

He couldn't stand during the prayer/singing and when they tried to help him out he collapsed to the floor

Frist ran to help him

542 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:24 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Arizona Carolyn

when I was in the service, oh these many years ago, if I had to stand at attention for any extended period of time, my legs and arms would go to sleep..


543 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:26 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: NinoFan

No CPR...a wheelchair to take the person out.

Frist was first on the scene.

It wasn't Mrs. Ford or the Cheneys.


544 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:30 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Definitely not Dole nor anyone recognizable by the TV commentator.
545 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:34 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Darth Republican
That describes about half the Congress.

Very true, but I recognize most of them and I didn't recognize this one.

546 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:34 PM PST by Bahbah (.Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: STARWISE

OH S**T not Poor Dick Cheney


547 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:43 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Dole looked like death warmed over!


548 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:43 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: STARWISE

http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/funeral/funeral.html

March 31, 1969
4 PM Casket carried to hearse for return to Washington National Cathedral

4:30 PM Arrival ceremony at Cathedral's North Transept, followed by Episcopal funeral service in Cathedral attended by 2,107 persons admitted by ticket.

5 PM Casket placed in hearse for trip to Union Station.



I must be remembering the evening trip to Union Station.


549 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:48 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: fatima

This is so much harder for Mrs. Ford now...

Oh dear.


550 posted on 12/30/2006 4:54:52 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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