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Former President Bush Skydives With Army Team
foxnews.com ^ | Nov 10, 2007 | AP

Posted on 11/10/2007 6:35:44 PM PST by RDTF

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated the grand reopening of his presidential museum on Saturday with a surprise skydive.

It was the former president's sixth skydive and his first since 2004, when he jumped to celebrate his 80th birthday. On Saturday, Bush was strapped to an expert from the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, as he was three years ago.

Bush, now 83, had hip replacement surgery in January. He said at the time he planned to skydive in 2009 for his 85th birthday.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush41; goldenknights

1 posted on 11/10/2007 6:35:45 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

LOL....


2 posted on 11/10/2007 6:37:37 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: RDTF

He is one crazy old dude.


3 posted on 11/10/2007 6:38:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: RDTF

Awesome. He earned it getting shot down in WW2. I’ll do other things to celebrate my advancing age.


4 posted on 11/10/2007 6:41:31 PM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can’t help but wonder how many skydivers have had hip replacements.....he is amazing


5 posted on 11/10/2007 6:42:23 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: NormsRevenge

I can understand why he did it the first time. The times after that were out of a perfectly good airplane.


6 posted on 11/10/2007 6:45:00 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (The WOT will end when pork products are weaponized)
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To: RDTF

Maybe he can jump with BJ sometime.


7 posted on 11/10/2007 6:49:30 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

LOL!


8 posted on 11/10/2007 6:52:09 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: billorites

Yabbut he could be doing worse things.


10 posted on 11/10/2007 7:14:20 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: billorites

go away


11 posted on 11/10/2007 7:14:31 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: RDTF

Former President Bush has more balls than any one of us here.


14 posted on 11/10/2007 7:17:38 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: RDTF

Still doesn’t understand a supermarket barcode scanner, though!


17 posted on 11/10/2007 7:21:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: billorites

whatever


19 posted on 11/10/2007 7:24:21 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: billorites
George H. W. Bush is a stupid meat bomb.

Yeah, if only he had applied himself he could have been a mean spirited Internet crank with a superiority complex sitting on his duff behind a keyboard taking snarky pot shots at others.

20 posted on 11/10/2007 7:24:55 PM PST by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: RDTF

Amazing,83, and will he ever retire? On the other hand, I understand, being Bubba’s adoptive dad is a full time job!


21 posted on 11/10/2007 7:25:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: Kimmers

My aunt got her hip replaced after sky diving.

I tried to warn her about jumping out of perfectly good aircraft.


23 posted on 11/10/2007 7:28:22 PM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: AHerald; billorites

“Yeah, if only he had applied himself he could have been a mean spirited Internet crank with a superiority complex sitting on his duff behind a keyboard taking snarky pot shots at others.”
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This rhetorical ‘body slam’ is so good it needed to be posted twice!


24 posted on 11/10/2007 7:28:51 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: billorites

Dude, that was, like, another giant step for the mankind, doncha know?!


25 posted on 11/10/2007 7:30:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: billorites

tired of being a thread spoiling jerk yet?


28 posted on 11/10/2007 7:38:38 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: usmcobra
I tried to warn her about jumping out of perfectly good aircraft

usmcobra, have you ever been inside a plane that is used for skydiving? I lost track of how many times I have heard that "perfectly good airplane" line. Let's just say, you aint never seen our planes.

Regards

29 posted on 11/10/2007 7:45:13 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".))
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad he didn’t have that kind of courage when he was President.


30 posted on 11/10/2007 8:07:21 PM PST by Theodore R. ( Cowardice is still forever!)
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To: onedoug

Yeah. They are great buddies.


31 posted on 11/10/2007 8:15:38 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Theodore R.
Too bad he didn’t have that kind of courage when he was President.

Respectfully, I don't understand.

The first Iraq war took immense courage and was an important victory. Yeah, getting s h would have been a good idea, but that's hindsight.

The new taxes thing is what torpedoed his presidency, and he would love to have a do-over on that.

Both Presidents Bush have demonstrated (thoughtful, but not reckless) courage. Clinton and Carter have demonstrated weakness and cowardice.

Oh, and as a skydiver (when I was a "bit" younger) I applaud Bush-the-elder's jumps. Exiting an airplane is a bona fide moment of truth that's not for the wobbly.

32 posted on 11/10/2007 9:09:23 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ARE SOLE
usmcobra, have you ever been inside a plane that is used for skydiving? I lost track of how many times I have heard that "perfectly good airplane" line. Let's just say, you aint never seen our planes.

Are you trying to say they are NOT Perfectly good airplanes?

And here I thought just the doors were missing?

33 posted on 11/10/2007 9:25:34 PM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: usmcobra

A friend of mine was a pilot for jumpers. They were at altitude and had a real engine failure. Since the pilot would need to glide back and do a dead stick landing he turned around to tell the jumpers to jump. There were no jumpers, when the engine failed they jumped. Smart lads.


34 posted on 11/10/2007 9:38:50 PM PST by cpdiii (Roughneck, (Oil Field Trash and Proud of It) Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast.)
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To: RDTF

35 posted on 11/10/2007 9:41:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: usmcobra
Are you trying to say they are NOT Perfectly good airplanes?

Roger that usmcobra. I remember a certain C180 that we had to hand prop to get it started then it conked out at 1200 feet on climb out. We hopped & popped and the Cessna still beat us down, dead stick.

By the way are you a snake doctor? I was. In the Army, 67Yankee20, AH-1G Cobra mechanic.

Regards

36 posted on 11/10/2007 10:20:54 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".))
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To: RDTF

37 posted on 11/11/2007 4:39:54 AM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: Libloather

God Bless him.


38 posted on 11/11/2007 5:15:24 AM PST by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her PHONINESS is REAL!!!)
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To: ARE SOLE

6612/6632 all avionics systems all electric systems on all Marine Helicopters and OV-10’s.

I worked AH-1J’s as well as a host of others types, and I did try to bail out of a less than prefect aircraft with out a parachute once. We were over water in a CH-53 when it started to have multiple hydraulic systems failures, A fat crew chief sat on me until we hit the deck.

I figured I could survive the fall.


39 posted on 11/11/2007 5:15:24 AM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: Seaplaner
"The new taxes thing is what torpedoed his presidency..."

But, let's not forget that, but for Ross Perot's 19%, Bush would have won. My concern now is that people will look at 41's "No new taxes..." loss and take that as a sign that most Americans dislike more taxes, which is not at all clear from their re-election of Clinton and Hillary's polls.

40 posted on 11/11/2007 5:16:36 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: RDTF

God bless the old guy. He may not be my first choice as a political icon, but has a gusto for life that I admire.


41 posted on 11/11/2007 5:17:46 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: Suzy Quzy
God Bless him.

After jumping out of an airplane at the age of 83, He should!

42 posted on 11/11/2007 5:02:43 PM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: RDTF

Former President Clinton was too busy muff diving to be reached for comment.


43 posted on 11/11/2007 5:57:57 PM PST by 359Henrie (38 million illegals create a big carbon footprint. The real inconvenient truth.)
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