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A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 7/17/02
Posted on 07/17/2002 7:19:22 PM PDT by rintense
President Bush and First Lady Laura welcome Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and his wife, Jolanta, to only the second State visit since Bush was sworn in. Bush and his colleague also answered a round of questions from reporters, including more questions to the President regarding his tenure at Harkin oil. The President and his guests attended the State dinner this evening. Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!
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That makes a few of us that don't like the bow. Otherwise, the gown is lovely.
I'm with you. What's with her and the bows, ruffles, tucks and pleats? She's such a lovely lady but I do wish she would leave the child type thingies out of her wardrobe.
posted on 07/17/2002 10:59:07 PM PDT
Class! Pure class! Our president and first lady make us so proud. I also am beginning to hate the idiot liberal media with a passion.
What is C-SPAN? I think it is now called C-SPIN. or Clinton Spin. That's the way it seems lately. They hardly ever show THIS wonderful President. I'm sick of the media. Did I mention that?? LOL
Why don't all of you write to C-Span and complain. I have several times but think I need some help. I told them I wanted to remind them who the President was now and it wasn't bill clinton, Terry McAuliffe, Gephardt or Daschle. Told them also, what our President has to say every day is far more important than the dem speeches, especially clinton.
I'm tired of seeing a clinton speech shown over and over, along with McAuliffe and the other Dems while they show President Bush only once, if at all. Most times, they don't carry any of his speeches. We MUST stay after them.
posted on 07/17/2002 11:08:12 PM PDT
#105....Isn't that a FINE picture......FINE picture :)
Wow! These are four very attractive people!!! Poland must be just as proud of their first couple as the US is of our first couple. Thanks rintense. Great pictures!
such a lucky man
Mtngrl and ALL: Laura & W greeted guests in a
receiving line in the BLUE ROOM, and in person
Laura's eyes are a stunning TUROUOISE BLUE--the
exact color of her BLUE SASH. I liked the blue
sash/w/bow idea for these reasons, but it seems
many didn't like the look on television(I did!).
I just posted two reasons for the sash
Mo1, what do you think(of the reasons,
I know you dislike the sash)?
SwatTeam, no, the sash & bow were part
of her Oscar de la Renta ensemble, not
an ad-on somebody gave her. And I just
posted two reasons why she wore it. If
I & my mother are the only ones in the
USA who liked it, so be it, so what!?
To: Miss Marple
Miss Marple, I treasure xour comments.
There ARE reasons for what Laura wore
& I just finished posting them. And I
support her choice, even if no one
else does(well my mother did!). Here
is A FINAL POINT about it: Did any of
you notice that her gown was NOT an
actual dress BUT a two-piece thing??
A distinct TOP over a SKIRT? Seemed
to call for an accented waist, and I
say she chose the contrasting blue
for why I suggested(eye color & Blue
Room receiving line, see recent post).
SO YA'LL(the Texan in me) hated it on
TV; I didn't, but I'm betting ya'll
would've understood it more in person!
For the first time in my life I cringe when I hear the rain coming.
Hi, I lost the computer to my daughter last night so am late catching up with The Dose. Yes, I am sick, sick, sick of rain. I know this is blasphemy in Texas in July. Tuesday my brother from San Diego was here visiting along with my brother and nephews from the Dallas area. They went out with my husband to play golf and came back looking like drowned rats. Being typical men they didn't let little things like water over the tee box or lightning get in the way of their fun. Today the sun is actually shining so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Well I agree with you The First Lady does have stunning blue eyes and the dress she wore is beautiful .. but as for the bow .. sorry I think it still has to go ..
posted on 07/18/2002 8:03:56 AM PDT
Well, CyberAnt, Laura chose the blue
sash & put it on herself. So Laura
"needs to have her head examined". I
am serious. On C-Span they showed her
talking earlier on, standing in the
State Dining Room, about the menu &
the decor & her gown. Laura told the
media that she noticed the outfit on
a visit one time to de la Renta in NY,
liked it, and requested it for the SD!
Laura needs a CT SCAN(head of course).
Gretchen, sorry you were so shocked.
Can you read my several late posts?
And I heard Laura say she previously
saw that ensemble in Oscar's stuff &
decided on it for the SD. Also the
guest female commentator on C-Span
did say her tiny waist was accented
on purpose. I know everyone on here
hated it. I didn't. I said in prior
posts why she chose that color too.
Might've been less wild in person.
LOL Mo1, I already KNEW you hated it.
You were searching for REASONS, right?
Don't forget, she greeted guests in
the Blue Room, the outfit was a top
over a skirt & had blue threads in it.
AND Laura liked it--fashion schlump as
she is. LLOL! Just giving REASONS.....
LOL ... Yes I can see you have been giving reason .. and maybe you are right .. I did not see the C-span show
All I know is what I see in those pictures and well it's gotta go .. LOL
posted on 07/18/2002 8:41:52 AM PDT
I did read your late-post remarks. Here's mine from # 193, to admiralsn.
"Here's the test of whether or not an ensemble works. If the garment detracts from the wearer's face, something needs correcting. The clothing should draw other people's eyes to the wearer's countenance, after which the garment will have plenty of time to be seen."
OK it's not real good but .. with or with .. we report .. you decide
posted on 07/18/2002 11:48:34 AM PDT
OK .. I'll agree a belt works with the dress .. but still thinking about the color blue
posted on 07/18/2002 11:49:35 AM PDT
Thought you all might enjoy this...the July 1,st issue of Sports Illustrated (not the current one, the one before)has a great column by Steve Rushin, "Physically Fit for Office" about his interview with President Bush..... ( I was at the dentist yesterday, so I got to read it..LOL)..I check, the article isn't on the SI website, but maybe one of you has it, and a scanner....I think all you W. fans would enjoy it.......regards
posted on 07/18/2002 2:08:19 PM PDT
To: mtngrl@vrwc; Wphile; ohioWfan; Brad's Gramma; homeschool mama; Mo1; Howlin; kayak; ladyinred; ...
(Sorry this is so late for yesterday's Dose thread. Am briefly back among the living right now - meds on pause - so enjoy the Psalm - as I have enjoyed reading back through the Dose threads).
The LORD the Avenger of His People
A Psalm of David.
1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
2Take hold of shield and buckler,
And stand up for my help.
3Also draw out the spear,
And stop those who pursue me.
Say to my soul,
"I am your salvation."
4Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
Who seek after my life;
Let those be turned back and brought to confusion
Who plot my hurt.
5Let them be like chaff before the wind,
And let the angel of the LORD chase them.
6Let their way be dark and slippery,
And let the angel of the LORD pursue them.
7For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit,
Which they have dug without cause for my life.
8Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly,
And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall.
9And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD;
It shall rejoice in His salvation.
10All my bones shall say,
"LORD, who is like You,
Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him,
Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?"
11Fierce witnesses rise up;
They ask me things that I do not know.
12They reward me evil for good,
To the sorrow of my soul.
13But as for me, when they were sick,
My clothing was sackcloth;
I humbled myself with fasting;
And my prayer would return to my own heart.
14I paced about as though he were my friend or brother;
I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.
15But in my adversity they rejoiced
And gathered together;
Attackers gathered against me,
And I did not know it;
They tore at me and did not cease;
16With ungodly mockers at feasts
They gnashed at me with their teeth.
17Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue me from their destructions,
My precious life from the lions.
18I will give You thanks in the great assembly;
I will praise You among many people.
19Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;
Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
20For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful matters
Against the quiet ones in the land.
21They also opened their mouth wide against me,
And said, "Aha, aha!
Our eyes have seen it."
22This You have seen, O LORD;
Do not keep silence.
O Lord, do not be far from me.
23Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication,
To my cause, my God and my Lord.
24Vindicate me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness;
And let them not rejoice over me.
25Let them not say in their hearts, "Ah, so we would have it!"
Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up."
26Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who rejoice at my hurt;
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor
Who exalt themselves against me.
27Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
"Let the LORD be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."
28And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness
And of Your praise all the day long.
Thanks for letting us know about this, Ken. I am on my way after I click "post" to check and see if my son still has that copy somewhere under the debris that is his room. He gets Sports Illustrated and as I am not usually too interested in anything they have in that magazine, I don't pay much attention. LOL!
C-SPAN actually took a hard turn to the Left shortly after the Republicans gained control of the House in 1994. When that Congress was sworn in during Jan. 1995, C-SPAN began its awful segregation of callers by political party an outright invitation for callers to lie.
I don't know why they bother with political party ID, anyway, since theyr moderators usually identify callers by where they are calling from. So there's no way for an interested viewer to track how balanced they are in letting callers on from all three lines.
C-SPAN also bought a radio station in the D.C. area so they could "reach out" more to minorities. That moved them ever further down the road of political correctness. They abandoned two-guest formats for their call-in shows. And, on top of all that, they have frequent call-ins with no guest at all, and their moderator is not allowed to respond to what callers say. So their call-ins usually become Left-wing feeding frenzies these days.
When you throw into the mix all the obscure, mostly Left-wing events they cover in the D.C. area, they now tilt so heavily Left I'm surprised their building isn't tilted like the Leaning Tower of Pisa! They have become very nearly useless in my opinion.
Too bad that bright blue bow was added around the waist of Mrs. Bush's gown. It cuts her figure in half and calls attention to her width, not her height. Otherwise, she looks great.
Y'all don't worry about ole big mouth, McCain buttboy, Matthews. His ratings are somewhere between negligible and non-existent. The last ratings posted by Drudge show Matthews with something like a point five, which means an AVERAGE of 500,000 viewers PER WEEK are catching his scream fest. That about 100,000 per night, give'r take a few. And most of those are undoubtedly dimwit Dems, plus a few Reps and Conservatives who bother to pay any attention to him.
Male dogs lift their legs both to relieve themselves and to mark territory. They mark territory both to claim it and to warn potential interlopers. A Scottish terrior like Barney is also great at ankle biting. Should send him Daschle's way!
Mo, no contest - the Leave Home without It version wins wins wins!
Yes, I read your test of what works.
I don't disagree, I must be more
varied than that one test in my
reactions. Some people are & still
have fashion sense, but it might be
an individualized kind that others
might reject in favor of a general
rule. S'okay by me...rules or not.
If I like, I like; if I don't, I...
Well ... hopefully, she will see herself in some pictures and dump the sash. The dress is spectacular - but the sash has to go.
She always looks so beautiful ...
"I must be more varied than that one test in my reactions. Some people are & still have fashion sense, but it might be an individualized kind that others might reject in favor of a general rule. S'okay by me...rules or not."
What I go by isn't a rule, it's a response -- an unplanned reaction.
What will look appropriately smashing on one person will look trashy on another. The bottom line for me is, Does the garment draw my attention to the wearer, or to the garment?
Yes, your bottom line is clear. I
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