Skip to comments.A Month in the Life of George W Bush (news and photos): May 2009
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
As much as he pissed me off, I miss the hell out of him.
As for Laura, what a gal.
How innocent we all were before 9-ll. *sigh*
Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures.
Hey snugs. Great pics of a real president doing his duty.
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?
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. :)
Thanks for the ping snugs - how I miss the good old days.
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
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
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
It almost hurts to look at those now.
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.
My pleasure how are the babies?
I also read on another thread that he mistook Memorial Day
for Veterans 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?
Indeed and one who knew what Memorial Day stands for unlike the current occupant of the White House
Very nice Snugs! Thank you so much!
THANK YOU for posting the photo montages of an authentic Commander-in-Chief — a man who genuinely loved and respected the troops he commanded!!
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.
If I remember correctly, ON FRIDAY (5/29), PRESIDENT BUSH WILL BE IN TORONTO for a two-hour ‘conversation’ (debate?) with Bill Clinton.
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.
WOW, Snugs, Thank You!!
I truly think he hates this country and all the good that
it stands for!
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.
THANK YOU for Your reply & YOU’RE WELCOME...My pleasure!
Such wonderful collages & Sooooooooo much care/ work represented in All these... THANK YOU & HUGS, Snugs/Eleanor!!!:)
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.
Anyone planning on attending the Sept 12th event in Washington D.C. ?
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!
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!
Awesome! I hope they caravan through my part of the country!...since I can’t be in DC then!
Take back our country!
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.
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.
Thanks much, tis an honor and a joy,Caring Kitty & Ditto to everthing You wrote to Others too! :)
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
Could you make sure I am on your ping list also. I doesn’t seem like I have been getting any pings lately.
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.
George W. Bush is just such a gracious man! That virtue seems sorely lacking in the present occupant of the White House.
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for posting these.
“I also read on another thread that he mistook Memorial Day
for Veterans 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
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?
I’ve added you to my permanent list!
Thanks! I appreciate it and always look forward to your posts.
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!
Thank you for these. It’s wonderful to remember how good it was for eight years.
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!
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!
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.
YOU WILL FIND PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HERE: