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A Month in the life of George W. Bush ( News and photos) Debember 2009
White House Archives ^ | December 3, 2009

Posted on 12/03/2009 6:41:04 PM PST by Kaslin

First of all my apologies for being so late to post the monthly Sanity Island. I got started late and and that put me behind

It’s almost 11 month since President Bush has left office. There goes no day by that I wished he were still in the White House. No matter though he is still my President and will always be as long as I live.

Today I will post photos from December 2001 and 2002, and tomorrow from 2003 and 2004

For the quote of the day I have chosen the address President Bush gave to the Marines at Camp Pendelton on December 4, 2004. I will only post the first two paragraphs and will post the link to the entire address

Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island



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Photos of the Month

President George W. Bush and Laura Bush host a Christmas reception for children of deployed military personnel at the White House Monday, Dec. 8, 2003. A variety of activities were held for the children, including a performance of selected scenes from The Nutcracker and a visit by Santa Claus. White House photo by Eric Draper

Laura Bush introduces her Scottish Terrier Barney Bush at the Children's National Medical Center during the annual Christmas program and visit to the hospital Friday, Dec. 12, 2003. Mrs. Bush is accompanied by Stephanie Chapman. White House photo by Susan Sterner

President Bush and Barney take a few moments on the South Lawn to enjoy the season's first snowfall. White House photo by Tina Hager

President George W. Bush talks during Christmas Eve telephone calls to members of the Armed Forces at Camp David White House photo by Eric Draper

Quote of the day

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2004/12/20041207-2.html

President Thanks Military Personnel and Families For Serving Our Country

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. (Applause.) Thank you for the warm welcome. It was getting a little quiet back at the White House. (Laughter.) So I decided to drop in on the Devil Dogs. (Applause.) Thank you for coming out to say hello. I've been looking forward to this for quite a while it's a pleasure to be with so many squared-away, gung-ho United States Marines. (Applause.)

I'm here to thank you for serving our country in a time when we need you. In a season where Americans stop to count their blessings, I want you to know one of America's greatest blessings is the men and women who wear our nation's uniform. (Applause.) And many of you are blessed by having a husband or wife, or a son and daughter who stand with you during this time of sacrifice. Our nation is blessed because of our military families. (Applause.) Your fellow citizens are proud of you, and so is your Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.)

1 posted on 12/03/2009 6:41:05 PM PST by Kaslin
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2 posted on 12/03/2009 6:42:05 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

bttt


3 posted on 12/03/2009 6:43:52 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...


Please wait for the all clear before posting or reposting any photos or graphics


4 posted on 12/03/2009 6:44:21 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
President George W. Bush talks during Christmas Eve telephone calls to members of the Armed Forces at Camp David White House

What are the chances that the Obozo will spend his Christmas Eve talking to our military rather than out partying with MichelleMaBelle. I do miss Pres. Bush.

5 posted on 12/03/2009 6:45:26 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Kaslin

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, dear Kaslin! :-)


6 posted on 12/03/2009 6:45:34 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Kaslin

I too miss President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. First class act. Thanks for keeping up the monthly post


7 posted on 12/03/2009 6:46:03 PM PST by newfrpr04
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To: Kaslin

I find it comforting to see these photos of Pres. and Mrs. Bush. I find it concerning and scary to see photos or Pres. and Mrs. Obama. Things seem so uncertain and foreign - as though this current president truly has no idea what is going on. As for Mrs. Obama, what is her calling? Unlike every other First Lady, why is she not out there promoting a positive agenda such as supporting military families, reading/education, charities, etc?

A close family friend lost his job today; he is devastated. I don’t see things getting much better anytime soon.


8 posted on 12/03/2009 6:46:06 PM PST by AUJenn
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To: Kaslin

Thank you so much for doing this! It lifts my spirits like you wouldn’t believe!


9 posted on 12/03/2009 6:47:08 PM PST by terilyn
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To: Kaslin

bttt


10 posted on 12/03/2009 6:47:12 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: hsalaw

I have looked at the 0bama White Hose site and have not found any Christmas photos


11 posted on 12/03/2009 6:49:34 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: GOP_Lady

You are very welcome :-)


12 posted on 12/03/2009 6:50:43 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Wreaths adorn the windows of the White House as the sun sets on the South Portico, Saturday, Dec. 1. White House photo by Susan Sterner.

13 posted on 12/03/2009 6:51:37 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Saw a bumper sticker the other day that simply said: ‘I miss W’. I want one too! God Bless GW and his whole family!


14 posted on 12/03/2009 6:51:37 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Kaslin

That is nice Kaslin, seeing those pictures reminds me of how calm things were when GWB was CIC and President.

And I sort of miss the annual “A Barney Christmas” videos.


15 posted on 12/03/2009 6:52:59 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Kaslin


16 posted on 12/03/2009 6:53:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: penelopesire

There are more and more people who are missing President Bush and we predicted this


17 posted on 12/03/2009 6:53:27 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Whatever the 0bamas do for Christmas will be strictly for show.

There will be no Joy and Good Will in the White House as long as they infest the place.


18 posted on 12/03/2009 6:53:38 PM PST by unkus
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To: Kaslin

Meeting with about 4,000 displaced workers, President George W. Bush holds a town hall meeting at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper

19 posted on 12/03/2009 6:54:00 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Thank you...:)


20 posted on 12/03/2009 6:54:13 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Kaslin

Addressing the media, President George W. Bush meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik in the Oval Office of the White House, December 5, 2001. "We won't forget what took place," said President Bush, referring to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "And we will bring them to justice." White House photo by Paul Morse.

21 posted on 12/03/2009 6:55:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Leading the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace program, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush preside over the lighting ceremonies for the National Christmas Tree, a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce. White House photo by Susan Sterner

22 posted on 12/03/2009 6:56:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

What a difference 11 months makes. I miss having a president who didn’t use the troops as a backdrop for his photo ops. Bush’s domestic agenda left much to be desired, especially in the second term, but you always got the feeling he cared about our military. Nov 2010 can’t get here soon enough. I think they’ll be a lot of surprised libs when they see how many seats they lose.


23 posted on 12/03/2009 6:56:13 PM PST by YankeeReb (There's no such thing as Free Healthcare OR a JOBLESS RECOVERY)
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To: Kaslin
"Debember" when America had a REAL President?

Sigh.....

24 posted on 12/03/2009 6:56:48 PM PST by Mygirlsmom ("The dog ate my climate data. Except for the REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT ones that prove we're doomed")
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To: Kaslin

Miss ya Dubya.

We can make it through this. Look what you had to put up with. I think we can survive and prevail.


25 posted on 12/03/2009 6:57:10 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Kaslin

President George W. Bush salutes during his remarks at the USS Enterprise Dec. 7. "I'm grateful for this warm welcome on the deck of the "Big E," said the President. "America is proud of this fine carrier and we're really proud of her crew. You're serving at a crucial moment for the cause of peace and freedom, and your country thanks you."White House photo by Paul Morse

26 posted on 12/03/2009 6:57:12 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: penelopesire; Jeff Head

I want a “I Miss W” bumper sticker too. Jeff, can you make one?


27 posted on 12/03/2009 6:57:17 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: penelopesire; Jeff Head

I want a “I Miss W” bumper sticker too. Jeff, can you make one?


28 posted on 12/03/2009 6:57:23 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: padre35
And I sort of miss the annual “A Barney Christmas” videos.

Now you have "A Barry Christmas"

29 posted on 12/03/2009 6:58:09 PM PST by YankeeReb (There's no such thing as Free Healthcare OR a JOBLESS RECOVERY)
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To: carton253

Sorry for the double post.


30 posted on 12/03/2009 6:58:39 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Kaslin

"There have been bake sales and there have been lemonade stands; and there are empty piggy banks and there have been all kinds of drives to raise money for the Afghan children," said President George W. Bush at the Church of the Brethren Warehouse New Windsor, Maryland Dec. 8. Children from across the country donated their efforts and dollars to buy clothing, toys, school and other supplies. White House photo by Paul Morse.

31 posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:08 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sorry that I did not wait for the “All Clear.”

I guess I just had to say, “THANK YOU!” pretty badly there. :-)


32 posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:33 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Kaslin

Ahhhhhhhhh. Thank You.

I was getting a little crispy around the edges. This came just in time.


33 posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:47 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Kaslin

Thanks Kaslin!


34 posted on 12/03/2009 6:59:57 PM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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"Tonight, for the first time in American history, the Hanukkah menorah will be lit at the White House residence," said President George W. Bush at the ceremony in which 8-year-old Talia Lefkowitz helps lit the menorah Dec. 10. White House photo by Eric Draper.
35 posted on 12/03/2009 7:01:12 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
It looked like this:
36 posted on 12/03/2009 7:01:37 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Kaslin
There are a few at this site...puke I'm dreaming of a White House Christmas: Michelle Obama shows off her lavish decorations
37 posted on 12/03/2009 7:01:42 PM PST by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Kaslin

"Tonight, for the first time in American history, the Hanukkah menorah will be lit at the White House residence," said President George W. Bush at the ceremony in which 8-year-old Talia Lefkowitz helps lit the menorah Dec. 10. White House photo by Eric Draper.

38 posted on 12/03/2009 7:03:35 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

IN a year went to hell in a hand basket.


39 posted on 12/03/2009 7:03:43 PM PST by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: carton253; Jeff Head

See post 36 for the graphic. I just googled it. You can get them online.


40 posted on 12/03/2009 7:04:32 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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As they lay their hands over their hearts, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush listen to the playing of the National Anthem during The World Will Always Remember September 11th Ceremony in the East Room Dec. 11. "When we fight terror, we fight tyranny; and so we remember," said the President in the ceremony honoring the memories and families of those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. White House photo by Eric Draper.

41 posted on 12/03/2009 7:04:41 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: penelopesire

You can get the bumper sticker on www.zazzle.com. A site that encompasses all political parties.


42 posted on 12/03/2009 7:04:44 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: mystery-ak

She really overdone it with those big ribbons, didn’t she?


43 posted on 12/03/2009 7:09:00 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

My wife saw the White House Christmas decorations during his second term and had the good fortune of seeing Laura Bush in person. What a great privilege it was.


44 posted on 12/03/2009 7:11:37 PM PST by Starboard
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,p> "Today, I have given formal notice to Russia, in accordance with the treaty, that the United States of America is withdrawing from this almost 30 year old treaty," said President George W. Bush announcing the withdrawal from the 1972 Anti Ballistic Missile treaty in the Rose Garden Dec. 13. Standing with the President are the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs Richard B. Myers (far left), Secretary of State Colin Powell (left), and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. White House photo by Eric Draper.
45 posted on 12/03/2009 7:13:16 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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President George W. Bush signs the Drug-Free Communities Act to help individual communities fight drug abuse Dec. 14. "You're a part of America's armies of compassion, examples of service and citizenship," said the President in his remarks at a meeting of the Community Antidrug Coalitions of America. "You restore hope to lives, and safety to neighborhoods." White House photo by Eric Draper.
46 posted on 12/03/2009 7:14:24 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Top notch war president, luke warm domestic president. The first bail out was his. A good soul occasionally misdirected. His moral compass pointed north unlike the southern bound Kenyan Muslim commie traitor.


47 posted on 12/03/2009 7:17:25 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: Kaslin
I forgot the closing tag

President George W. Bush signs the Drug-Free Communities Act to help individual communities fight drug abuse Dec. 14. "You're a part of America's armies of compassion, examples of service and citizenship," said the President in his remarks at a meeting of the Community Antidrug Coalitions of America. "You restore hope to lives, and safety to neighborhoods." White House photo by Eric Draper.

48 posted on 12/03/2009 7:18:09 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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President George W. Bush takes a small break to hear what Alexandria Hudome, 3, has to say as he reads a poem to Muslim children during Eid Al-Fitr at the White House December 17, 2001. "Eid is a time of joy, after a season of fasting and prayer and reflection," said President Bush. "Each year, the end of Ramadan means celebration and thanksgiving for millions of Americans." White House photo by Tina Hager.

49 posted on 12/03/2009 7:19:55 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

bbiaf with more photos


50 posted on 12/03/2009 7:20:39 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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