Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush: 1-16-07
Posted on 01/16/2007 5:39:58 PM PST by Just A Nobody
President Bush met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in the Oval Office today.
President Bush also welcomed the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals to the White House this afternoon.
Vice President Cheney was at the Pentagon speaking at the naming ceremony of the USS Gerald R Ford.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice continues her travels and meetings in the mid-east.
First Lady Laura Bush continues her three-day visit to France, touring a number of landmarks in Paris.
President Bush has proclaimed today (Tuesday January 16th) as "Religious Freedom Day." In the presidential proclamation, Bush said today commemorates the passage of the 1786 Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which was written by Thomas Jefferson, and to celebrate the First Amendment's protection of the right to worship freely.
The proclamation notes that people in other parts of the world don't enjoy the same liberty, and many face religious persecution. Bush calls the freedom of worship" a gift from the Almighty", and he says the United States, quote, "Must continue to promote the importance of religious freedom at home and abroad."
Yes he does!!!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Mail to you snugs.....Now I am worried about Mike too....I sent him a Christmas card, but I never heard from him.....
Did you see that big hunka Marine in post 17? ;*)
LOL! Yes, he IS quite the looker. His entire family are adorable. It was good to see them all out and smiling and joking around.
I guess, I'd say not wild enough, snugs. I want to see some folks get fired up ; )
It is a great pic, isn't it? LOL!
Oh dear.....I forgot the
Not that there are not TONS more pics to post.
I'd say I've seen better, but somebody might throw sumpthin' at me. He IS sumpthin'!!!
You've posted a fabulous and meaningful Dose, ((Justa)) and your personal account at Walter Reed had me teary-eyed. Thanks so much for tonight's Dose. Please know that your hard work is truly appreciated. You can tell me in FRmail how many hours it took to put it together. :0)
Thanks much for your kind words. Chad is a very special man with a tremendous sense of humor. Probably why he likes the President so much!
I don't know ohio. I haven't been on the internet to speak of for days.
I think it is a 3 day visit from photo captions yesterday but I do not always trust those.
I called & left a message on his answering machine telling him that all at the Dose were concerned about him & we hoped he would either call, email or have his wife do so.
Prayers for our FRiend!
Yes, I finally met Chad last Friday and he told me all about his upcoming visit to the White House. They were so excited! I had met the rest of his family a few weeks ago. They were all in much better spirits this time.
Thank YOU for stopping by. ;*)
I think I can trace him down.. but might have to wait until AM.. my computer is being naughty. Had to reboot several time in very short time. Need to run some utilities
I think you have done a wonderful job with the DOSE tonight, Justa...
I love the pics with Chad Watson..and the caption.
Oh yeah, not that kind of fired up!
Abigail Hannah Kay XXXXX, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 20 " long came into this world this afternoon ... :-)
Mom and Babe are doing well. Someone please post on other thread.
21 posted on 01/16/2007 5:27:00 PM CST by kayak (Praying for Jemian's son, all our military, and our President every day!)
"Youre not very popular in the country right now, to be frank,"
I was so angry after watching that interrogation, I e-mailed the President and asked why on earth he would EVER go on CBS, let alone 60 Minutes.
I have his home address but not telephone number but not sure whether we should try to get it as do not want to worry his wife if he is ill.
I am thankful I have a week to prepare for my next post. LOL!
Glad you're mentioning that .. he's been on my mind. Poor guy .. it's been SO long. I know what that bug does .. it's really just leaving me now .. since just after Christmas, and he's been working .. probably the whole time, not resting up.
Co-worker reminded me of something I had, but had forgotten about ... Oil of Oregano. It's an anti-bacterial, and has been around for probably centuries as a remedy for many ailments.
I've had this little blue dropper bottle of it for probably 6-7 yrs., but it's been in the medicine cabinet in a dark place ............. and it sure smelled just like it did when it was new.
So ........... last week, I started taking a drop on my tongue, once or twice a day. Yes .. it tastes like hydraulic fluid ... eeeuwwww .. and I quick drink a glass of water, and then eat something to rid my mouth of the taste.
I've been doing that every day since .. and I really think it's made a difference, especially with the non-stop phlegm and congestion.
Get well, Mike ~~ please take care of yourself!
Congrats Justa and great job!!!
Fantastic story .. God bless our troops and their
I E-MAILED THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS TO ONE OF OUR SNARKIER UBER-CON BLOGGERS . . . I ENCOURAGE YOU TO SAVE THIS POST SO THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE FACTS AND LINKS AT YOUR DISPOSAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE!!
I've had it!. . . I've had it with conservative pundits/bloggers who take every opportunity to denigrate the President by demeaning his ability to communicate . . . Funny, I don't recall reading or hearing such snarky criticisms between 2001 and 2003/4. Has the President changed? NO! -- He remains the same plain-spoken, resolute, visionary leader he was on 9/20/01 when he delivered one of the best speeches in presidential history.
Who then has changed?. . . YOU (the 'conservative' punditry) and the rest of THE MEDIA!
Between 2001 and the beginning of 2004, the MSM permitted President Bush to FRAME his own message at least 50% of the time! The outcome: In early 2004, President Bush had a 61% job approval rating. Unfortunately for the President and the country, the MSM changed its approach during the final months of the 2004 election cycle . . . They wanted a Democrat in the White House and were willing to use any means necessary to achieve this end. Specifically, they did the unprecedented and the unthinkable: They RE-FRAMED negatively EVERY speech or comment uttered by the President and then used PUSH POLLS to reinforce this re-framing.
BECAUSE PRESIDENT BUSH IS SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNICATOR ON THE STUMP (as a voter in Ohio, I attended no less than 20 of his amazing 'stump' speeches), he was able to overcome the MSM's reframed messages and push polls in 2004 to win an historic re-election. Since the election, however, the MSM has intensified its 'reframing' strategy (with rightwing pundits/bloggers too frequently enabling their behavior) and now unabashedly block the President's every attempt to communicate with the American public!
For a detailed overview of the MSM's unprecedented REFRAMING/PUSH POLLING attacks on President Bush and his administration, I strongly encourage you to read the following book:
"BUSH'S WAR: MEDIA BIAS AND JUSTIFICATIONS FOR WAR IN A TERRORIST AGE (Communication, Media, and Politics)"
by Jim A. Kuypers
And before you start using a bastardized version of President Reagan's presidency to argue that President Bush should 'pull a Reagan' by communicating OVER and AROUND the Media, I encourage you to learn the FACTS of the Reagan presidency (the good, the bad, and the ugly):
THE SIXTH YEAR SLUMP
By Noemie Emery
. . . In his second term, that film star (Ronald Reagan) also seemed the consummate fumbler, having started his presidency off in the time-honored fashion by shooting himself in both feet. He accepted the ill-advised job switch of Treasury Secretary Don Regan for the more gifted James Baker, his first term chief of staff, ending up with a chief of staff who was both crude and arrogant. A trip to honor the "boys of Pointe du Hoc" on the 40th anniversary of D-Day stood out as one of the high points of his first term; a second-term trip to a German war cemetery was a disaster, when it turned out that senior SS officers were buried there. His chief message guru was convicted of perjury. He took a bath in the 1986 midterms, losing the Senate to Demo crats. But nothing would harm him as much as the Iran-contra scandal, which reads now like an opera bouffe production, but was considered so serious when it broke just after the '86 elections that the word "impeachment" was uttered.
. . . it was really no wonder Reagan was also politically spent. "As a commanding political force, Ronald Reagan was unmade," said McManus and Mayer. "When GOP voters were asked if they would vote for Reagan again, only 40 percent said yes." Polls taken that spring showed that most voters wanted the next president to "set the nation on a new direction"--a "blunt rejection" of Reagan's agenda, and surely of Reagan himself. Yet in November 1988, Reagan's vice president beat Democrat Michael Dukakis by a seven-point margin. In November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, taking with it the Communist empire. In 1991, the Soviet Union dissolved, and the formidable Gorbachev was a frightened man in captivity. Meanwhile, in Nicaragua, the Sandinistas lost in a free election to a center-right party, and El Salvador stabilized. When Reagan died in 2004, he would be eulogized as the liberator of Eastern Europe and Central America, and one of the most important leaders this country has seen.
You can read the entire commentary at
RIDDLE ME THIS (ONE): If President Reagan were able to eschew the Media/Democrats by speaking directly to the American people, why did he do the following:
--sign an amnesty bill
--first cut taxes and then raise taxes multiple times
--help create the biggest deficit (as % of GDP) in American history
--empower the terrorists by withdrawing US troops from Lebanon after hundreds of our Marines were slaughtered
--'talk' the pro-life rhetoric but fail to promote or sign any pro-life legislation (in fact, he signed pro-abortion legislation during his tenure as governor)
--put two left-of-center judges on the Supreme Court (while failing to get Bork on the court)
--'talk' about reducing the size of government while actually presiding over an INCREASE in the size of government, and so on, and on
[President Bush has committed NONE of the aforementioned 'conservative sins' yet is continually lambasted by conservative purists?!]
RIDDLE ME THIS (TWO): If President Reagan were able to eschew the Media/Democrats by speaking directly to the country, why did he post sub-par job approval ratings for much of his presidency (Gallup):
1981: despite a major bump after the assassination attempt, President Reagan ended the year with a JA rating below 50%
1982: averaged a JA rating of 41% for the year
1983: after beginning the year with a JA rating of 35%, averaged 44% for the year
1984: averaged JA ratings in the low 50s yet still won re-election in a landslide
1985: averaged JA ratings in the 50s/low 60s
1986: averaged JA ratings in the low 60s until December when the Iran-Contra scandal broke -- within one month, President Reagan's JA rating dropped double digits (a record) to the mid-40s
1987: averaged JA ratings in the 40s
1988: averaged JA ratings in the 40s/low 50s . . . And even though only 40% of Republicans would have voted to re-elect him, Reagan recovered enough to help get his Vice President elected
1992: According to Gallup, President Reagan received a 47% approve/49% disapprove JA rating while Jimmy Carter received a 49.5% approve/43% disapprove -- UNBELIEVABLE!
1993: According to Gallup, 28% of Americans considered Reagan's economic policies a FAILURE
2004: President Reagan is lauded by Republicans and Democrats alike . . . now considered one of the best presidents of all time! . . . I predict the same result for President George W Bush, the most transformational president of modern times!
For more insight (and a major REALITY CHECK), please read the following commentary from COMMENTARY magazine:
IS CONSERVATISM FINISHED?
By Wilfred M. McClay
. . . We also forget that the Reagan administration itself, far from being happily unified, was driven by internal battles between pragmatists and ideologues, conflicts that prefigured many of the policy battles of the present. And we forget that, outside the administration, Reagan got plenty of grief from his own Right as well.
The querulous Richard Viguerie, for example, an influential but notably unhappy camper in those halcyon days, began hectoring the Reagan presidency almost from the beginning, complaining to the Associated Press in January 1981 that with his cabinet appointments Reagan had given conservatives the back of his hand. A July 1981 op-ed by Viguerie in the Washington Post, entitled For Reagan and the New Right, the Honeymoon Is Over, was thoughtfully timed less than four months after the President had nearly been killed by an assassins bullet. By December 1987, Viguerie was declaring that Reagan had actually changed sides and was now allied with his former adversaries, the liberals, the Democrats, and the Soviets. A year later, in the final months of his presidency, when it was clear to all that Reagan had fundamentally changed the terms of debate in American politics, Viguerie announced that, thanks to his tenure in office, the conservative movement is directionless.
It is especially pertinent to recall such statements when one opens Vigueries current book, a catalog of Bush-administration horrors whose pages are replete with inspirational Reagan quotations and the highest praise for Reagan and his appointees. For a movement that claims to rest upon long perspectives and deep cultural sources, American conservatism can be remarkably short-sighted, impatient, brittle, fractious, and downright petulant. Indeed, conservatism has been found by its adherents to have cracked up or lost its soul more times than are worth counting in the years since 1980 (at least as many times as America has lost its innocence).
You can read this entire MUST READ commentary at
Again, STOP the snarky, historically inaccurate criticisms and START supporting our Commander in Chief during this critical time in our nation's history!
great letter Deb
thanks for sharing
You will find two more TOUCHING photos of the President with Chad at
[4th and 5th photo from the top . . . Could you please post these photos?!!!]
Very well said. Your research is impeccable, Deb. Keep holding their feet to the fire! The president needs many more advocates as passionate as you!
Chad Watson is from my little town....He is a couple of years yonger than Jonathan but both went to school together...Chad was a big football star here while in HS.....I remember him playing baseball when he was just a little kid....it was in the local paper here when he lost his leg and I sent it to Jon and I must send him this also.
Jon....this is all about Chad..
awe man..those are great. Thanks Eleanor/Deb
Thanks snugs . . . the monitor's getting 'abit blurry!!
Thank you for your kind comments!
That is Chad's mom to his immediate right.
These are awesome pics Deb. They were not there when I went through that site earlier. Thanks.
. . . you should be getting a little 'January surprise' in the mail soon!!
Glad I stopped back in before going to bed. :)
What a great resource of TRUTH you have provided!
He looks like he would be a football player. Do you know his mom and sister?
I'd guess the latter is true with most of them. I think they're mostly leftist trolls, with a few fuzzy memoried conservatives thrown in.
What I don't understand is why I didn't see your post. I must not have checked after I loaded them etc.
No problem...they are worth posting twice! I think I will print them out and take them to him.
Thanks again for this marvelous Dose, Justa.
Gotta get to bed now! G'nite all!
I think you are right plus also people who are not very well versed but have been told by others what Reagan was like.
This is such a cool picture. Makes me smile. :)