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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: Howlin
I am so thankful that this happened BEFORE "they" took over.

Indeed. They just showed some shots of Upchuck and Combover (Schumer and Levin)...

651 posted on 12/30/2006 5:15:14 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all is big enough to take it all from you." Gerald Ford 1913-2006)
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To: advance_copy

That can't be true (about pronounced dead) as Pipe 3 on CNN Pipeline just showed him be loaded on the ambulance.


652 posted on 12/30/2006 5:15:29 PM PST by JoeBrooks
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Watching chuckie shumer smirking makes me gag. This is a wonderful tribute.


653 posted on 12/30/2006 5:15:38 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: mystery-ak

Yes it is. I think this a perfect funeral -- if's there's such a thing.


654 posted on 12/30/2006 5:15:40 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Christian4Bush

I heard his voice deepen. He lives this, he feels every word ... this was his nearly life long friend.

God bless Richard Cheney.


655 posted on 12/30/2006 5:15:41 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Talking about fainting reminds me of my niece. She was very, very sick for months. She went and had every test known to see what the problem was. She went to specialists in Memphis and Birmingham. Well, one day, she was talking with my daughter. DD told her to have her vitamin B 12 checked to see if that was causing her to pass out when she walked, lifted her hands to wash her hair, etc. Sure enough, that was what was wrong with her. A simple test did what numerous tests did not do, find the problem. You never know.


656 posted on 12/30/2006 5:15:42 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: mombonn

How will we ever make it through the next two years?


657 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:09 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I always felt like Ford was like us, that he didn't take himself too seriously and he didn't think he was the be all end all because the became president.

Yes! THIS was one quality that made him such a great man and a good President.

658 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:10 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Christian4Bush

May have been mentioned, is Pelosi there?


659 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:11 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Mo1
Yes, Hastert spoke well and did a fine job.

660 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:25 PM PST by bd476
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To: Howlin

This is an extraordinary tribute by Cheney.


661 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:26 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Howlin

AMEN. My same thought! Thankful.


662 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:31 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Bump.


663 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:38 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: La Enchiladita

The man they just showed...was that John Roberts, or John Thune? It also kinda looked like Rick Santorum. Couldn't tell.


664 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:41 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all is big enough to take it all from you." Gerald Ford 1913-2006)
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To: Howlin
am so thankful that this happened BEFORE "they" took over.

Too bad it'll put a damper on Pelosi's planned 4-day Love Fest.

665 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:56 PM PST by Darth Republican
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To: onyx

I liked it when Cheney saiad "He should be remembered for his ability to forgive."


666 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:58 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: teletech

I'm glad Cheney used the accuracy of "republic" over Steven's use of "democracy."


667 posted on 12/30/2006 5:16:59 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

He's an extraordinary man, but so was Ford.


668 posted on 12/30/2006 5:17:00 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Miss Marple
I liked it when Cheney saiad "He should be remembered for his ability to forgive."

ME TOO!

669 posted on 12/30/2006 5:17:46 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Cheney is a stud. A perfect tribute.


670 posted on 12/30/2006 5:17:53 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Howlin

"For all the wounds that were never opened....we should be in his debt."


671 posted on 12/30/2006 5:17:55 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Howlin

Betty is having a hard time not crying


672 posted on 12/30/2006 5:18:18 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
May have been mentioned, is Pelosi there?

I don't know; however, when Hastert spoke, C-SPAN listed him as "Speaker of the House".

Ok, I'm about to lose it...the Vice President is doing a masterful job. As always.

673 posted on 12/30/2006 5:18:23 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all is big enough to take it all from you." Gerald Ford 1913-2006)
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To: samadams2000

That was wonderful


674 posted on 12/30/2006 5:18:34 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

The Vice President is wonderful.

"For now, Mr. President, farewell."


675 posted on 12/30/2006 5:18:48 PM PST by Dolphy
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To: Christian4Bush

Pelosi isn't speaker until January.


676 posted on 12/30/2006 5:18:55 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: Miss Marple
"For all the wounds that were never opened....we should be in his debt."

Reading artciles this week, I was reminded that it was the "real, true" conservatives who trashed Ford for his pardon; and turned their backs on him.

677 posted on 12/30/2006 5:18:59 PM PST by Howlin
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WOW! What a speach!


678 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:03 PM PST by clintonh8r
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I have never heard such a fine eulogy as the one that Vice President Cheney just delivered. Never...


679 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: mystery-ak

Beautiful words from Vice President Cheney.


680 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:20 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Mo1

Wow! Vice President Cheney's tribute to President Ford and his gratitude to Mrs. Ford was inspiring.


681 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:29 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: samadams2000
Yes, truly.

VP Cheney gave the perfect tribute.

I am grateful.
682 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:38 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Howlin

Hindsight is 20/20.


683 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:47 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." - Pope Blessed Pius IX)
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To: Howlin

Look at it this way...we will never be bored and will have plenty of freeping to do.


684 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:50 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: clintonh8r

Wow is right


685 posted on 12/30/2006 5:19:58 PM PST by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
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To: Dolphy

I love our VP -- his words were pure eloquence.. spoken directly from his heart.


686 posted on 12/30/2006 5:20:06 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Howlin
Hate to tell you, sweetie, I'm playing ostrich much more than I should.

What a wonderful tribute VP Cheney offered.

687 posted on 12/30/2006 5:20:11 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: mystery-ak

Dick Cheney's tribute was wonderful..I am so grateful to him for this.


688 posted on 12/30/2006 5:20:47 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Miss Marple

This is an absolutely beautiful ceremony; from what the "heads" said, I thought it was going to be very simple.

But it is not. I think it's simple in its own magnificent way.


689 posted on 12/30/2006 5:20:52 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Mo1

Why shouldn't Betty cry? She should be grieving!


690 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:04 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: Miss Marple
Beautiful words from Vice President Cheney

Beautiful, yes. And, from his heart.

He spoke those in mine, too.

691 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:05 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Howlin
Hello,

With each other, we'll make it.

MOgirl
692 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:14 PM PST by MOgirl (My tag line quit.)
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To: Christian4Bush

Missed that one.

This man has a wonderful voice.


693 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:28 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: mombonn

I know; but I know you're there. :-)


694 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:30 PM PST by Howlin
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To: La Enchiladita

I love Cheney...

(that's a rare thought on this thread, LOL! I am but one of many)


695 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:40 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: onyx

Thanks. I guess I am not doing too well today. I did not get any sleep last night. I mean I was up all night and then when I tried to go back to bed, I heard this awful noise outside. I got up to look to see what was going on and it was a wood chopper across the street. Very, very loud! It sounded like it was inside the house.


696 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:46 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: Howlin


He planned it --- it's him all the way.


697 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:46 PM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Pyro7480
Pelosi isn't speaker until January.

I know...someone else asked me whether or not Pelosi was there. Check the post.

And you are right - the new congress has not yet convened. Technically the Congress is adjourned "sine die" (sp), so I would think that the leadership at the time of recess would be recognized.

698 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:53 PM PST by Christian4Bush ("A gov't big enough to give you all is big enough to take it all from you." Gerald Ford 1913-2006)
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To: clintonh8r
WOW! What a speach!

I thought it was a wonderful speech. I think the VP gave the best speech at Reagan's funeral as well. Very poignant.

699 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:54 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Christian4Bush

Justice Roberts I think you are referring too!


700 posted on 12/30/2006 5:21:59 PM PST by JoeBrooks
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