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A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): May 2009
www.georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/ ^ | 1st May 2009 | Snugs

Posted on 05/01/2009 8:57:31 PM PDT by snugs

All of April and the start of May 2009 find us still being bombarded by the media hyping up the first 100 days of President Obama with no sign of it dying down. Following the introduction to the monthly thread I will post some photos to remind us of the first few days of the first May of the George W Bush Presidency - those were the days.

The quote I have chosen for this month are remarks made during Commander-In-Chief Trophy Event at the South Portico on May 4, 2001.

Tomorrow I will post some more photos from May 2001 I am sure we will see the contrast what we see and hear from the first few months of the Bush Presidency to the Obama Presidency will make us realise even more so how much more respect and love GWB had for the office and the country and more importantly the individual citizens rather than just special interest groups as the current President does not even bother to try to hide.

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: agreatpresident; bush43; bushlegacy; georgewbush; giveitup; hasbeen; imissgwb; may2001; number43; presgeorgewbush; protector; realpresident
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To: STARWISE

As much as he pissed me off, I miss the hell out of him.

As for Laura, what a gal.


201 posted on 05/25/2009 2:57:48 PM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: snugs

How innocent we all were before 9-ll. *sigh*


202 posted on 05/25/2009 2:58:36 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures.


203 posted on 05/25/2009 3:01:08 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: snugs

Hey snugs. Great pics of a real president doing his duty.


204 posted on 05/25/2009 3:04:42 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: snugs

Thanks snugs!


205 posted on 05/25/2009 3:05:33 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Jewels1091

bttt


206 posted on 05/25/2009 3:09:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: LUV W

I thought White House protection was up to the Marines and the Secret Service. How can he not have military protection there? Would you point me to an article about this?


207 posted on 05/25/2009 3:24:32 PM PDT by Humal
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To: snugs
Good night, Snugs, and thank you so much for this thread. I sure do miss the grown ups too. Lovely picture of Mr. and Mrs. Cheney.
208 posted on 05/25/2009 3:27:24 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal

Gosh, I nearly forgot about that post. I was referring to
invited military guests, not his protection. I would assume
that he still follows protocol...though nothing would surprise me!

I haven’t seen a story online yet today as to whether he honored the fallen anywhere. Did he? I sure hope so!

Of course, I have been at work most of the day. :)


209 posted on 05/25/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

Thanks for the ping snugs - how I miss the good old days.


210 posted on 05/25/2009 3:32:38 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: snugs

Beautiful work, snugs. Thank you so much
for the wonderful memories of a leader and
President who reveres and loves this country
and honor her military .. from the deepest
part of his heart.

How long will it be before we’re so blessed
again ?


211 posted on 05/25/2009 3:44:18 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: LUV W
He laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers today. Seemed like a farce to me. I had read here on FR that he did away with “Hail to the Chief” when he entered a room at the White House during a special event. Then, there was the proclamation instead of the breakfast for National Day of Prayer, and he met privately with Rolling Thunder instead of the way President Bush greeted them.Those are just a few of the protocols that I remember that he has abandoned.
212 posted on 05/25/2009 3:47:24 PM PDT by Humal
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To: stentorian conservative

What a shame that nice pictures
of President Bush, who kept us
safe for nearly 8 years, against
all odds, provokes negativity.

FYI: BDSers are not allowed on
this thread.


213 posted on 05/25/2009 3:48:52 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Humal

I also read on another thread that he mistook Memorial Day
for Veteran’s Day.

What an embarrassment. But will the MSM call him on his faux-pas
as they did GW’s?? Of course not! He can do no wrong in
their eyes!


214 posted on 05/25/2009 3:59:52 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

It almost hurts to look at those now.


215 posted on 05/25/2009 4:28:37 PM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: snugs

Thank you so much, snugs. I have avoided television all day today, so I would not have to see the pretender at Arlington Cemetery.

I just heard on the radio that he played golf this afternoon, instead of doing something about North Korea, the UN, our honored wounded, etc etc etc.


216 posted on 05/25/2009 4:34:42 PM PDT by maica (Politics is not about facts. it is about what politicians can get people to believe. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: MamaB

My pleasure how are the babies?


217 posted on 05/25/2009 4:36:44 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: LUV W

I also read on another thread that he mistook Memorial Day
for Veteran’s Day.

$$$$

He did NOT have a normal American patriotic upbringing. Have you ever noticed how he scowls during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance?


218 posted on 05/25/2009 4:37:31 PM PDT by maica (Politics is not about facts. it is about what politicians can get people to believe. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Freee-dame

Indeed and one who knew what Memorial Day stands for unlike the current occupant of the White House


219 posted on 05/25/2009 4:37:36 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: snugs

Very nice Snugs! Thank you so much!


220 posted on 05/25/2009 5:05:39 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: snugs; All

THANK YOU for posting the photo montages of an authentic Commander-in-Chief — a man who genuinely loved and respected the troops he commanded!!
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HEADS UP . . .

(PRESIDENT) BUSH TO SPEAK AT MENDEL CENTER (5/28)
Thursday’s address will be ex-president’s 1st major U.S. speech since leaving office
By David Warfield - H-P Staff Writer

BENTON TOWNSHIP - He has kept a low profile since he left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January for his new home in the Dallas suburbs.

Now former president George W. Bush is coming to Southwest Michigan for his first major speech to an American audience.

Bush will speak Thursday to the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center in the Grand Upton Hall. The speech will start after a 7:25 p.m. introduction.

Economic Club officials and the former president’s team are keeping quiet about the speech in advance.
http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2009/05/2009-speaker-series-what-karl-rove-wants-now-is-to-set-the-record-straight.html
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If I remember correctly, ON FRIDAY (5/29), PRESIDENT BUSH WILL BE IN TORONTO for a two-hour ‘conversation’ (debate?) with Bill Clinton.


221 posted on 05/25/2009 5:08:28 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb
Thanks Deb. One day, I want to shake GW's hand...if we all make it until then.

Did you hear there is a group killing our Christian College boys? CNN has been sure to "let us all know" that the Universities are not a place where they are welcome. One young man that my son's friends knew personally was killed just a few weeks ago.

Our Country has gone mad....

I miss the calming presence of our CIC.

222 posted on 05/25/2009 5:19:15 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: snugs

WOW, Snugs, Thank You!!

TC


223 posted on 05/25/2009 5:33:35 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: maica

I truly think he hates this country and all the good that
it stands for!


224 posted on 05/25/2009 6:30:34 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: snugs

snugs, THANK YOU, so much for the retrospective! The solemn and respectful demeanor of President and Mrs Bush showed how much they cared about our military and their families. President Bush lowered his head in prayer as opposed to jutting out his chin in arrogance.

How is your Dad? I hope he and you are well.


225 posted on 05/25/2009 7:36:21 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: DrDeb

THANK YOU for Your reply & YOU’RE WELCOME...My pleasure!


226 posted on 05/25/2009 7:42:53 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: snugs

Such wonderful collages & Sooooooooo much care/ work represented in All these... THANK YOU & HUGS, Snugs/Eleanor!!!:)


227 posted on 05/25/2009 7:46:08 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: DrDeb

DrDeb, thanks for the links! It’s wonderful to see President and Mrs Bush recognized for the good work they’ve done. They are selfless people vs today’s lot of selfish, narcissistic people.

I agree; if CNN has President Bush with a 41 favorable, it’s probably higher...bet CNN didn’t include too many of the President’s fans in the poll.


228 posted on 05/25/2009 7:47:46 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: DrDeb; ohioWfan; LUV W; STARWISE; radiohead

Anyone planning on attending the Sept 12th event in Washington D.C. ?


229 posted on 05/25/2009 8:02:17 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: 4integrity

What event is this? I guess I am waaaaaaay outta the loop!

I went to an anti-protest in Sept. 2 years ago. The Pinko’s
were protesting the war, and patriots were shouting them down.

Got my dander up! LOL!


230 posted on 05/25/2009 8:04:35 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: LUV W

This is a snippet from the FR Home Page:

Join the Tea Party Express to DC! We are caravaning from Sacramento to DC from Aug 27 to Sept 12, hosting local Tea Parties in cities all along the way. It’s time to take our country back! Let’s speak out against the out-of-control tax and spend policies of Congress and the White House!


231 posted on 05/25/2009 8:19:41 PM PDT by 4integrity (i)
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To: 4integrity

Awesome! I hope they caravan through my part of the country!...since I can’t be in DC then!

Take back our country!


232 posted on 05/25/2009 8:21:47 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: 4integrity

I hadn’t heard of the event until you mentioned it. I’m going to DC in a few weeks and will try to get to Walter Reed, but that’s it. School starts at the end of Aug and tho half the people on FR think profs don’t do anything, it’s actually hard for me to get away during the term.

I hope there’s a big turn out.


233 posted on 05/25/2009 8:23:41 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: snugs; Majie Purple; DrDeb; All
Snugs, Thank you So Much for the Beautiful Collages; how I Miss our Dear President. :(

Sweet Purple, I Love the Beautiful Gif you Posted; Thank you! DrDeb, Thank you for Everything you Bring to us about our Beloved President Bush.

Prayers for our Military, their Families, and All who have Served our Great Land.

(((((God Bless)))))

234 posted on 05/25/2009 8:40:49 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thanks much, tis an honor and a joy,Caring Kitty & Ditto to everthing You wrote to Others too! :)


235 posted on 05/25/2009 8:56:37 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: maica

I heard he played golf too.
He however “observed a moment of silence at 3:00PM”
Hope it didn’t interfere too much with his golf shots.
What a guy!/sarc


237 posted on 05/25/2009 10:11:17 PM PDT by Merlinator (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: DrDeb

Could you make sure I am on your ping list also. I doesn’t seem like I have been getting any pings lately.


238 posted on 05/25/2009 10:20:35 PM PDT by Merlinator (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: snugs
I was reminded of the stark difference between George W. Bush and That One, when I saw the news tonight. There was That One, laying the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington. When he started walking, holding the wreath, it looked like he was shuffling, not walking with any pomp, seriousness, or sincerity.

I cannot even stand to look at That One, and I try not to have to listen to him speak. When he comes on the TV, I turn the channel.

239 posted on 05/25/2009 10:23:07 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: STARWISE

George W. Bush is just such a gracious man! That virtue seems sorely lacking in the present occupant of the White House.


240 posted on 05/25/2009 10:27:03 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: snugs

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for posting these.


241 posted on 05/25/2009 10:31:54 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: LUV W

“I also read on another thread that he mistook Memorial Day
for Veteran’s Day...What an embarrassment.”

Yes, in his weekly address he suggested sending them a care package, saying “thank you”, volunteering at health clinics, or taking supplies to a homeless veterans center.

The article can be found here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2257872/posts

At the wreath laying ceremony, there was a large group of people in orange shirts in the stands. Were they ACORN? Do you or anyone here know?


242 posted on 05/26/2009 5:08:29 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Merlinator

I’ve added you to my permanent list!


243 posted on 05/26/2009 5:52:41 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb

Thanks! I appreciate it and always look forward to your posts.


244 posted on 05/26/2009 6:39:07 AM PDT by Merlinator (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: Humal

He told everyone else what they should do and then he goes...golfing, yes golfing on Memorial day. Of course it was reported that he paused at 3PM for “a moment of silence”, how big of him.
While going golfing on this day for an ordinary citizen may have been OK, the CIC should have had more respect and at least more sense than to do something like that. What a clueless doofus we have in the WH!


245 posted on 05/26/2009 6:43:48 AM PDT by Merlinator (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: snugs

Thank you for these. It’s wonderful to remember how good it was for eight years.


246 posted on 05/26/2009 8:28:42 PM PDT by Brasil ( Redistribution is not prosperity.)
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To: snugs

Oh how well I remember several of these photos. What a happy and hopeful time it was for us all. I really miss having W as our president.

Great thread snugs!


247 posted on 05/26/2009 8:37:22 PM PDT by lawgirl (She comes on like thunder and she's more right than rain)
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To: silent_jonny

9...! :)


248 posted on 05/27/2009 5:46:41 AM PDT by Majie Purple (9...! :)
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To: snugs; LUV W; Majie Purple; STARWISE; Merlinator; Humal; 4integrity; Kaslin; silent_jonny; ...

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH SPEAKS IN BENTON HARBOR
Posted: May 28, 2009 10:13 PM EDT

A big “get” for the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan. Some 2,500 people, including protestors (a whopping 8 protesters), greeted former President Bush at Lake Michigan College Thursday night. President Bush created an unprecedented amount of interest and anticipation.

The Economic Club is known for having high profile speakers most recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But the 2,500 people that lined up outside to get seats to see Bush breaks all attendance records as enthusiasm and anticipation increased before his address. — don’t expect to read this information in your papers today!
http://www.fox28.com/global/story.asp?s=10442041
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IN MICHIGAN, BUSH DEFENDS INTERROGATION POLICIES
By Chris Christoff

BENTON HARBOR – Former President George W. Bush today defended his decision to allow harsh interrogation of a terror suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S., saying it was cleared by his lawyers to prevent what his advisors believed was another, imminent attack.

. . . Asked how he would like to be remembered, he said, “The man showed up to stand for a set of principles and was unwilling to compromise his soul for the sake of popularity” – an answer that drew a prolonged standing ovation from the friendly crowd.
http://www.freep.com/article/20090528/NEWS07/90528107/In+Michigan++Bush+defends+interrogation+policies
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YOU WILL FIND PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HERE:
http://wideawakes.info/community/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21696&start=120#p224756


249 posted on 05/29/2009 5:48:49 AM PDT by DrDeb
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To: DrDeb
Unfortunately, the first article quotes the one protester more than Pres. Bush. In an article from the Washington Times, Pres. Bush said he missed flying on Air Force 1, the White House kitchen food, and interacting with the military. He said that it was often a roller coaster of emotions when with the wounded military. Unfortunately, I can't find the link right now. Will look for it when I get back.
250 posted on 05/29/2009 6:03:20 AM PDT by Humal
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