Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7-18-07
Posted on 07/18/2007 5:21:41 PM PDT by silent_jonny
This morning President Bush traveled to Landover, Maryland and toured Man And Machine Inc., a company that makes computer accessories for hospitals, medical laboratories, and industrial environments. Afterwards, the president joined a roundtable discussion of healthcare initiatives and how they should benefit the individual, not the government or insurance companies. (Transcript)
President Bush returned to the White House this afternoon and met with the Import Safety Group. (Transcript)
First Lady Laura Bush took part in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Transcript)
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with senators on Capitol Hill after their all-nighter. LOL
And former President George H. W. Bush spoke at the National Constitution Hall in Philadelphia, where he donated his WWII service revolver.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
***Again...thanks for asking!!! It has been a major thing around here. His brother Rocky has a little rash on his chest. We think it’s stress, as he plays nursemaid throughout the night and tells us if Rex is in distress.***
What a good brother Rocky is. I’m so glad Rex is doing well.
How did tou know-—you’re the best!
Laura truly is a beautiful lady....i believe, inside as well as on the outside. It will be hard not to have her in our White House.
Thanks, Dolly ;)
I’m so glad you had a good trip. How did your health hold up? And what did you see that was so special?
I totally agree....what a sweetheart she is.
Hi Nancy! You, Mike and Jon have been in my thoughts so much lately.....please be sure to give Mike my very best wishes and tell him many good thoughts and prayers go with him and will be with him until he returns home.
In addition to being able to adjust the keyboard, I loved the fact that there were no numbers on the side. I have been typing since God was a little boy, and the manual models never had that feature! I did medical transcription for a lot of years, and learned to use all the keyboard functions instead of using the mouse, too, as quality and quantity of typing was the key, and the mouse just slowed me down!
Thanks for the ping Jonny
silent_jonny: AWESOME photos of an awesome President and First Lady!
MUST READ . . .
BUSH COURTS COLUMNISTS, HILL
By: Mike Allen
Republican communications directors on Capitol Hill typically hear from the White House by conference call, so they were happy to be going downtown on Monday for one of their occasional conclaves in the splendor of the Roosevelt Room.
White House counselor Ed Gillespie, who joined the administration in June after a career that included serving as a top aide to the then-GOP House majority, was asking his guests for ideas about improving the back-and-forth between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue when the door opened and a familiar voice said, “Hey!”
It was President Bush. The Hill aides, a bit flustered, all immediately stood up.
[EXCELLENT information written by a snarky leftist; just ignore the latter!]
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS COURAGEOUS TROOPS:
Giant September Push to Rally Support for Troops in Iraq!
Supporters of Operation Iraqi Freedom will conduct a nationwide caravan along with more than 2-dozen rallies calling for continued support of U.S. troops based in Iraq in the days leading up to General David Petraeus September 15th report to Congress.
From September 3, 2007 through September 15, 2007 the nations largest grassroots, pro-troop organization, Move America Forward will lead thousands of supporters in a cross-country effort called the FIGHT FOR VICTORY TOUR
BUSH DONATES WWII REVOLVER TO CENTER
By Joann Loviglio
PHILADELPHIA - Former President George H.W. Bush got his World War II service revolver back Wednesday, 60 years after giving it to a Navy lieutenant aboard the submarine that rescued him when his plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean.
Bush donated the revolver to the National Constitution Center the same day the son of late Lt. J.G. Albert Brostrom returned the .38-caliber Smith & Wesson and its leather shoulder holster to him.
Brostrom was the sonar man on the USS Finback, which rescued Bush, a Navy pilot, after he was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire on Sept. 2, 1944. Brostrom brought the future president to the infirmary and later shared his bunk with him.
“It was a little grubby in there, but that’s how it was done in those days,” Bush said. He gave Brostrom the revolver in gratitude.
Ron Brostrom, 59, of Chester Springs, Pa., said his father never spoke to his family about the war, except for the kindness and sense of humor of the combat pilot who gave him the revolver.
“We only knew it was a 20-year-old lieutenant,” Ron Brostrom said.
The family did not realize who the pilot was until 1980 when Bush then a vice-presidential candidate announced he was looking for crew members from the submarine.
“Dad was kind of like, ‘The kid did OK,’” Brostrom said with a laugh.
Bush presented the gun to Constitution Center president and CEO Joseph Torsella for permanent display in the museum.
Bush is chairman of the center’s board of trustees. The Constitution Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 2003, contains more than 100 exhibits dedicated to increasing public understanding of the Constitution.
POLLING UPDATE . . .
[Yes, this is an anti-American pollster teaming up with an anti-American ‘news’ orgagization to produce ‘unbiased’ polling results . . . OK, now that you’ve stopped laughing, the results of this particular poll will make you start laughing all over again!]
14% excellent/good rating for Congress
34% excellent/good rating for President Bush
[. . . actually, the President earned a 40-something JA rating. Why? Half of those who rated the President ‘fair’ would actually ‘approve’ of his job performance in a standard approve/disapprove poll . . . Regardless, in a DEMOCRAT dominated poll, the President still outperformed Congress by 20 points!]
THE BUSH DOCTRINE LIVES
The president isn’t selling out Israel or relaxing his call for Palestinian democracy.
BY MICHAEL B. OREN
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT
JERUSALEM—Newspapers in Israel yesterday were full of stories about President Bush’s call on Monday for the creation of a Palestinian state and an international peace conference. While Israeli officials were quoted expressing satisfaction with the fact that “there were no changes in Bush’s policies,” commentators questioned whether the Saudis would participate in such a gathering and whether Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, with his single-digit approval ratings, could uproot Israeli settlers from the West Bank.
But all the focus on the conference misses the point. Mr. Bush has not backtracked an inch from his revolutionary Middle East policy. Never before has any American president placed the onus of demonstrating a commitment to peace so emphatically on Palestinian shoulders. Though Mr. Bush insisted that Israel refrain from further settlement expansion and remove unauthorized outposts, the bulk of his demands were directed at the Palestinians.
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Hi, Snugs :)
Ann...look on yesterdays Dose...I posted a pic of Jon re-enlisting....he sent me about 5 lol......Mike leaves here the 28th...sigh....we have started shopping and packing...he is going light this time...lol
I particularly enjoyed the story of GHWB's revolver.
Dad was kind of like, The kid did OK,
Since we were on a train, we saw sights that others could not see and my daughter got loads of pictures.
We saw lots of wild animals including a moose and her baby. That was one of the things all of us wanted to see most and on the way to the museum in Jackson Hole, we saw them cross the road in front of the bus. I think I was most impressed with Montana. I have been interested in that state ever since my older brother was stationed in Great Falls back in the 1950's.
Old Faithful erupted right on schedule.
Everyone was spoiled on the train. We had a butler who woke us up every morning with a glass of juice, 5 course dinners at night and juice throughout the day. We all were very tired at the end.
While in Jackson Hole we stayed at the Jackson Lake Lodge which was special but the one night at the Wort Hotel was the best. It was right in town so we could walk to the shops. We saw the shootout on the square and 7 Brides for 7 Brothers which was very good. The actors and actresses came out in the lobby afterwords and we got to talk to them.
Our last train meal was at the museum in Jackson and it was very special. The guides told everyone that my grandson's 21st bd was on the 15th. He had already had a bottle of champagnes and chocolate covered strawberries on the train. I think he was the most popular person on the train. He played the piano when the train pianist was not playing. Several people wanted him to cut some CD's. He was playing one night when a train employee came up to him and started crying while listening to him. We do not know what that was all about! He is a very gifted pianist and has been composing songs since he was 5.
I think this trip was everything we expected and more. If you get the chance, go on this trip.
I’m off to do some reading before bed.
I just finished reading THE LONE SURVIVOR By Marcus Luttrell an eyewitness account (Marcus) of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of Seal Team 10 and all I can say is WOW . . . This is a definite MUST READ!!
In the epilogue, Luttrell has this to say about his meeting with PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH:
. . . I walked into the Oval Office. The president of the United States, GEorge W. Bush, stood up to greet me.
Its an honor to meet you, sir, I said.
And the president gave me that little smile of his, which I took to mean, were both Texans, right? And he said, a little bit knowlingly, Its my pleasure to meet you, son.
I shook his hand, and he had a powerful handshake. And he looked me right in the eye with a hard, steady gaze. . . Our handshake was prolonged and, for me, profound. This was my commander in chief, and right now I had his total attention, as I would have every time he spoke to me. President Bush does that naturally, speaking as if there is no one else in the room for him. This was one powerful man.
I remember I wanted to tell him how all my buddies love him, believe in him, and that were out there ready to bust our asses for him anytime he needs us. But he knows that. Hes our guy.
. . . President Bush seemed to know what I was thinking. And he slapped me on the shoulder and said, Thank you, Marcus. I’m proud of you, son.
I have no words to describe what that meant to me, how much it all mattered.
Thanks snugs...that is now my fav toaster.
I am pleased you had a great time and congratulations on your toaster win.
Or we could be really nasty and emphasize the Doctor Rice :o)
I probably need both seeing as I spill things in mine and also am for ever dropping it.
It is great to see young people who are so focused on what they believe it gives one great hope for the future.
I seem to remember one and I think he has mentioned email before.
I’m just finishing the Reagan Diaries. Interesting how the seemingly mundane can be turn out to be so fascinating, especially when you can be omniscient and know what’s going to happen as the result of this or that action.
A few surprises, too.
I recommend the book; it’s like eating potato chips. Thanks for the tip about The Lone Survivor.
Sounds wonderful I am so pleased you had a great time. Wyoming is one of the places that fascinates me a definite must visit one day place.
One of the people in WY said Jackson Hole is the airport that the VP uses when he comes to WY. She said everything shuts down when that happens. It is really a small airport. Actually, I liked that area of WY and the Grand Tetons better than Yellowstone. Of course, they run together, now. One other thing about JH. The town square has arches made of antlers! Very interesting. I bought a post card with them lighted for Christmas.
I apologize for not responding earlier...I just heard from my 86 yr. old Mom, that she was broken into while away getting her new teeth at the Dentists. Poor thing...they rummaged through EVERYTHING. I live so far away, and I can't do anything but assure her that they don't typically come back...it's just what they can find quickly for drug $.
It's so true. Thank the Lord above that W gets it on terror and that there are those in the country that will help protect us as they do. Heros all.
OMG, Nancy.... Jon re-enlisted....I know you know...he is one super special young man!!! And, I think I know where he gets his ‘specialness’....
Seriously, God bless your son! Don’t mean to sound mushy but it is such a privilege to ‘know’ him...as well as, his parents. He’s always in my prayers and Mike will be too.
Been meaning to ask you... I’ve seen ‘cooling scarfs’ advertised.....do you have any idea if these would be helpful to Jon?
Ohhh, I am so sorry to hear what happened with your Mom.
I’m sure it was a shock for her to come home and find someone had gone through her belongings. My home was burglarized many years ago and, in addition to the fact that things were stolen, it’s a terrible feeling to know a stranger was in your home and going through your personal belongings. And, I’m sure it’s very hard for you....being so far away. Hopefully, there is someone nearby that she can trust and who can reassure her.
Ann....Jon’s time is getting short...he will be pulling out of Iraq in mid Sept and home by Oct....I’ve sent my last package...I think their mail will stop the end of August...did you see his pic...cute, isn’t he...lol
Sorry about you mum hopefully you will be able to visit her in the next few weeks.
sheesh... tou = you
Dolly I keep forgetting I have used the Hungry Jack pancake mix a few times and it has worked out great yummy reminds me of the Little Chef pancakes I loved as a child (still do).
Thanks, snugs. I’m planning on trying to go right away, or after the Freedom Concert on the 26th.
Secretary Rice has more class than any RAT. Remember how nasty Biden was toward her during confirmation?!?!
Thanks for your support. I feel so badly for her, but she is handling it well.
Gotta get the “kidz” ready for bed. Nite all!
just posted to you on the British food thread! night hon
HAhahaahaha! Love the caption with P O T D!
Hhhmn...water proof keybords, who’da thunk it?!
I really like the mic booms pic in 12 and pics 2 and 3 in post 13,of F L Laura!!!
As always thanks for everything Jonny, See You later!
reading through The Dose and wanted to say I’m glad your mom is okay and no harm came to her. Thank God! I’m glad she was out on errands during the home robbery.
Sorry &sad that the druggy thugs did that...
Did you see the story this morning about the guy that bought a brand new Hummer, and only had it a day or so, and ECO Vandals hit it with a baseball bat and broke windows, dented the sides, flattened the tires, and keyed "for the environment" in the paint.
How do people wreck brand new things???? I just couldn't do something like that--no matter what the circumstance.
I guess when all the music videos show girls keying cars and wrecking the insides of their ex-boyfriend's apartments after a break up...you can expect people to think that this type of behavior is okay. Warped.
Thanks again for your concerns for Mom, Purple.
Thanks for the ping!
I lost the use of so many keys on my ergo board that I had to resort, again, to the standard one till I could get something ergo again. A friend found an ergo keyboard, sans touchpad, at the Goodwill for $3.00 for me. I need a piece of plywood cut to fit my pulled-out desk drawers so I'll have room for the mouse and then I should be almost as well off as before. For now, this is working and I am very happy not to have to search for b and B's any longer (and numerous other keys).
The flexi-boards look cool.
"Aneurin Bevan, the SOCIALIST [emphasis mine] who created the National Health Service after World War II, was once asked to explain how he'd talked the country's doctors into agreeing to become state employees: "I stuffed their mouths with gold," he crowed."
from an article by Mark Steyn July 8 07
Orange County Register
I know what you mean about Jackson Hole. I haven’t been there for a long, long time. But when I last went there, I loved it! My kids were still young, and we walked along the boardwalks. I remember the arch made of antlers. There is a small-town feel about it. Many gift shops and art galleries. I’d like to go again sometime!
Another thing that is fun is the gondola ride up to the mountain. Once upon a time, there wasn’t much up there except the gondola station. Now, I believe they have a visitors’ station of some sort.