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  • Former President George H.W. Bush in stable condition after breaking bone in neck

    07/15/2015 10:42:15 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2015
    Former President George H.W. Bush was in stable condition late Wednesday after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall at his Maine home, his spokesman said. "He is fine -- but he'll be in a neck brace," Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted about the 41st president.
  • Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad

    05/04/2003 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 94 replies · 6,197+ views
    The World Tribune ^ | 4 May, 2003
    Saddam killed his top commander as Marines stormed Baghdad SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMSunday, May 4, 2003 LONDON — Iraqi President Saddam Hussein killed his leading military commander on charges of treason as U.S. forces captured Baghdad. The London-based A-Sharq Al Awsat daily said Saddam and his younger son, Qusay, executed Gen. Seif Eddin Al Rawi on April 8. The newspaper said Al Rawi, commander of the elite Republican Guards, was accused of treason and shot in the head and back. Al Rawi was summoned by Saddam and executed on the day U.S. marines captured the Iraqi capital. The newspaper...

    11/08/2014 7:33:42 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 4 replies
    Drudgereport ^ | Fri Nov 07 2014 11:30:00 ET | George W. Bush
    In a story titled THE AFTERLIFE, W. Bush recounts a recent day when the family feared their patriarch was about to pass away. "In November 2012, Dad checked into Houston Methodist hospital with a bad cough. When Laura and I went to visit a few days later, he was wearing a brace around his abdomen and obviously suffering serious pain. 'How you feeling, Dad?' I asked. He smiled. 'It's not the cough that carries you off; it's the coffin you go off in,' he quipped. In typical fashion, he lifted our spirits. His condition worsened in early December. The brutal,...
  • George H.W. Bush upset at Democrat Michelle Nunn’s 'disappointing' use of his image in campaign ads

    10/20/2014 6:21:31 PM PDT · by pkajj · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    President George H.W. Bush is displeased that Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is using his picture in ads for her Senate campaign. Nunn, who led Bush’s Points of Light Foundation until 2013, is touting her past Bush ties to counter claims by her Republican opponent, David Perdue, that Nunn is an Obama follower. In a new campaign ad, “Familiar,” Nunn highlights her former relationship with Bush, showing off a 2009 picture with the former President, as proof that she is able to work with Republicans and Democrats. But George H.W. Bush officially endorsed Perdue in September and is upset that Nunn...
  • George H. W. Bush: ‘I worked my heart out’ for second term

    06/12/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies vis PMSNBC ^ | 12 June 2012 | By Scott Stump
    On the occasion of his 88th birthday, former President George H. W.. Bush is old enough to contemplate his own mortality — but young at heart enough to discuss Justin Bieber and plan a skydiving trip when he turns 90. Stories from Matthew McConaughey Steps Out Wearing Bush sat down with his granddaughter, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, to discuss everything from getting old to “The Bieber” to having an aircraft carrier named after him. The interview came less than two weeks after the 41st president’s return to the White House, where he watched as the presidential portrait of his son...
  • NFL To Use Canceled Season To Remake Image

    04/01/2011 6:45:06 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 4/1/2011 | Shout Bits
    Reuters – April 1, 2011 NFL To Use Canceled Season To Remake Image With the growing acceptance that the NFL will cancel another season, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has decided against b-grade replacement players in favor of using the lost season to remake the NFL's image. Goodell says his inspiration came while watching a rerun of North Dallas Forty, the 1979 romp depicting NFL players' randy misadventures. When I saw Nick Nolte and crew portraying lovable drug addled womanizers, I knew the NFL had lost its way. Today's NFL is filled with despicable narcissists like Terrell Owens, self-absorbed pricks who...
  • The Election of 1992: Recession and the Perot Factor

    09/04/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    he election of George H.W. Bush in 1988 guaranteed some stability in dealing with major foreign policy issues on the horizon. The Reagan administration’s attempts to drown the communist world with big ideas and a massive defense spending increase set the table for the fall of Soviet Russia in the early 1990s. The Bush administration oversaw the defeat of communism and ushered the new Russian state, led by Mikhael Gorbachev, into a capitalist era. This was the major global change that occurred at this point but Bush and his advisors were more integral to other conflicts throughout the world.
  • Bush 41 tax hikes

    08/06/2010 6:35:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Heard something tonight that floored me about Bush 41. Lady who cuts my hair was telling me that she watched a show on the History Channel a while back called the "Presidents". She said they bashed, Clinton, Carter, LBJ, and FDR for their economic polices. Group of professors did the studies. They claimed that the boom of the last 25 years and the 90's boom was caused half by Reagan and the other half from Bush 41 raising taxes. They said Bush 41 knew this would sink him from getting reelected. He did it cause he know a crisis like...
  • For Jeb Bush, Life at Ease Out of Office (for Now), Defending Family Name

    06/22/2010 9:16:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-22-10 | Matt Bai
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother’s administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells. “It’s kind of like a kid coming to school saying, ‘The dog ate my homework,’ ” Mr. Bush, this state’s former governor, said over lunch last week at the Biltmore Hotel. “It’s childish. This is what children do until they mature. They don’t accept responsibility.” *snip* “But he really seems like he’s getting caught up in what people are writing about him.” “I mean, good God,...
  • Brown Heads To Washington

    02/04/2010 12:39:04 PM PST · by nhwingut · 11 replies · 453+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 02/04/10 | Globe Staff
    Senator-elect Scott Brown left his Wrentham home today, en route to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in to office. He was officially certified this morning in a brief procedural hearing at the State House. Brown is expected to be sworn in around 5 p.m. today by Vice President Joe Biden. The Globe photographers followed him...
  • rally to welcome “41” to Wash. : celebrate and caravan behind Sen. Brown on I 95

    01/23/2010 5:53:58 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies · 357+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | January 23, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Last Tuesday the “Scott heard round the world” was registered in Massachusetts the home of our last American Revolution. Just as the original patriots did at Lexington and Concord, a blow for freedom was struck by average Americans demanding their country be returned to them forthwith. which has been a huge force in helping spread the word on our side over the past year, is organizing a historic “Welcome Senator Brown” event to celebrate the arrival of the 41st Senator we need to hold off President Barack Obama’s Socialist plans until November when we will completely clean house. Since...
  • Personal bankruptcies up 41 percent

    10/02/2009 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 513+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10/2/09 | rueters
    WILMINGTON, Del. - Consumer bankruptcies soared 41 percent in September from a year before and climbed from August, as high unemployment and the housing market crash took their toll, the American Bankruptcy Institute said on Friday. September filings totaled 124,790, the fourth-highest month since the bankruptcy law changed in 2005.
  • 41 Endorses McCain

    02/18/2008 9:57:05 AM PST · by jdm · 25 replies · 208+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Feb. 18, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey
    George H. W. Bush endorsed John McCain for president today, which gives an added push for Mike Huckabee to withdraw. Saying that McCain has the "right values and experience," the 41st President attempted to strike a chord with conservatives and generate unity behind McCain: Former President George H.W. Bush endorsed John McCain today as the man best prepared to succeed his son, saying the Arizona senator has the ``right values and experience to guide our nation forward.'' ``No one is better prepared to lead our nation at these trying times than Senator John McCain,'' the 41st president said at a...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 11-12-2007

    11/12/2007 5:57:32 PM PST · by snugs · 46 replies · 60+ views
    Today the President returned from the his ranch in Crawford Texas where he spent the weekend and as there were no public events today there is no quote of the day. Maybe others would like to post some of your favourite quotes of the President from his time in office. Here is one of mine which illustrates the human side of the President and shows how he views Members of his cabinet as people and friends not just people who work for him. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind Woodridge Elementary and Middle Campus Washington, D.C. THE PRESIDENT:...
  • ON THE JOB: The former president's pool boy

    09/24/2007 8:14:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 76 replies · 143+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/7 | Chris Colin
    Pool boys are supposed to conduct torrid affairs with lonely pool owners. James Razsa has passionate feelings about his client, but not the kind likely to turn romantic. Razsa cleans former President George H.W. Bush's pool, in Kennebunkport, Maine. An enduring American figure, the pool boy has long stood for one lowly half of the nation's class gulf. When the pool owner happens to have been the most powerful man on the planet, and the pool boy happens to be one of the planet's great despisers of power, the metaphor explodes into 1,000 points of light. "If every American had...
  • Ex-President Bush speaks of pride in his sons

    03/14/2007 12:12:11 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies · 402+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2007 | James Ricci
    Former President George Herbert Walker Bush spent a significant part of his speech in Los Angeles on Monday night talking of his love of family and his pride in the son who currently occupies the White House. Yet as the 82-year-old former chief executive recounted his years as president, the tale of how he governed stood in marked contrast to what critics, a few of whom were in the audience, say are the official actions of his beleaguered son. Enumerating the crises and triumphs of his term — among them the successful coalition-building before the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the...
  • Hurricane Preparedness ( and general "bad times" links )

    10/23/2005 2:50:03 PM PDT · by backhoe · 169 replies · 5,437+ views
    various FR links & stories | 10-23-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     The following is my usual slap-dash collection of quotes and links from other posts I have run across, with information about preparing for, coping with, and generally surviving hurricanes. Tossed in is some general disaster information. Credit given when I can find or remember it. The Survivalist & Y2K hounds weren't so wrong, after all...   Fast Facts: How to Prepare     Survival starts at the household level -Here is one Survivalist site which I've found fascinatingly useful...(Simple Survival) Emergency Preparedness (year's supply of food, 72 hour kit)( Our own UtahGirl- hattip! )  To: All To: RoseyT; All I hope everyone reading your...
  • Bush Sr breaks down over son

    12/05/2006 8:48:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 40 replies · 1,893+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 6 December 2006
    FORMER US president George H.W. Bush broke down in tears today during a speech about his son, not the current president but the outgoing governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. Mr Bush, who was speaking at a leadership forum in Tallahassee, Florida, began weeping as he spoke about the way Jeb Bush handled losing the governor's election in 1994. "(He) showed not merely with words but by his actions what decent ...," the former president said before breaking down and being comforted by his son.
  • First President Bush Sobs While Talking of Son

    12/05/2006 3:21:34 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 2,553+ views
    AOL News ^ | December 5, 2006 | Brendan Farrington, AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 5) - Former President George H.W. Bush came here Monday to talk about leadership and opened his remarks with advice on working with rivals, being patient and building personal relationships. He then broke down in tears mentioning his son, Gov. Jeb Bush, as an example of leadership and the way he handled losing the 1994 governor's race to popular incumbent Democrat Lawton Chiles. He vaguely referred to dirty tricks in the campaign. "He didn't whine about it. He didn't complain," the former president said before choking up in front of lawmakers, Gov. Bush's top administrators and state...
  • The Prodigal Returns

    11/12/2006 7:36:06 AM PST · by taylorstreet · 12 replies · 787+ views
    Newsweek (by way of Drudge) ^ | November 12, 2006 | Jon Meacham
    - George Herbert Walker Bush is a proud father; tears easily come to his eyes when he thinks of his children, all of them, and there is gracious deference in his tone when he talks about the son he calls, with emphasis, "The President." He is not given to boasting about or bragging on his family; he still hears his mother's voice warning him to avoid "the Great I Am," but several times over the past few years the 41st president has mentioned to visitors that the 43rd president has read the Bible in its entirety?not once, the father says,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-05-06

    10/05/2006 5:45:51 PM PDT · by snugs · 144 replies · 2,991+ views
    Today the President attended a 'No Child Left Behind' event at Woodridge Elementary and Middle Campus in Washington. He also met with National Commander of the American Legion Paul A. Morin, of Chicopee, Mass., in the Oval Office The Vice President has had a busy 3 days fund raising and visiting US troops Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Iraq today Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld met with Croatian Defense Minister Berislav Roncevic at the Pentagon The First Lady joned her second-grade teacher Charlene Gnagy at a press conference in New York in support of TeachersCount,...
  • New US Aircraft Carrier, CVN-77 George H. W. Bush to be Christened Saturday, October 7, 2006

    10/03/2006 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 279 replies · 23,051+ views
    Northrop Grumman Construction Site ^ | Oct 2006 | Northrop Grumman/US Navy
    CVN-77 to be Christened on October 7th, 2006 From the Northrop Grumman site. On Saturday, October 7, 2006, Northrop Grumman Newport News will christen the nation’s 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship’s namesake and 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, is scheduled to attend the ceremony along with his wife Barbara and their daughter, Doro Bush Koch, Mrs. Koch also serves as the ship’s sponsor and will do the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the ceremony. Employees of...
  • Bush not a winner in 'home' state, but not alone

    08/22/2006 4:02:39 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 901+ views ^ | 22 August 2006 | Keating Holland
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush boldly, albeit light-heartedly, announced that he was "going to stay out of Connecticut" and its senatorial race, adding he may be "the only presidential candidate who never carried the state in which he was born." When Bush made the remark at a Monday press conference, he admitted it may not hold up to extensive research. And in this case, fact-checkers didn't have to dig too deeply. His father George H. W. Bush -- born June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts -- lost his "home" state by decisive margins in his two runs as a major...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5.22.06

    05/22/2006 6:09:21 PM PDT · by snugs · 211 replies · 2,889+ views
    The President and first lady spent the weekend in Washington attending church on Sunday as usual. The First Lady delivered the keynote commencement speech during graduation ceremonies at Roger Williams University on Saturday and the President and former Chief of Staff Andy Card went for a bike ride on Sunday The President spoke on Sunday about the formation of an Iraqi government The President's parents spent the weekend at the White House and also spoke to the 2006 graduating class of George Washington University during commencement ceremonies on the National Mall on Sunday. Today the Vice President is in Sacramento...
  • Top 10 April Fools' Pranks to Play at Work

    03/31/2006 10:17:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies · 16,227+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | By Kate Lorenz, Editor
    Time to dust off the whoopee cushions and hand buzzers. April Fools' Day is here and there's no better place for wisecracks and shenanigans than at work. In its annual April Fools' Day survey, found 33 percent of workers have played a practical joke on a co-worker and 17 percent are planning office tricks for this year's holiday. Although it might be thrilling to finally one-up the office funnyman, pranks also help beat something that's no laughing matter: workplace stress. More than half of workers reported working under stress in another survey. Stress and worry on the job...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 3.9.06

    03/09/2006 5:13:17 PM PST · by snugs · 444 replies · 3,906+ views ^ | 9th March 2006 | Snugs
    The President speaks at the National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Washington. After that he returned to the White House and signed the USA Patriot and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005 This evening the President spoke at the Georgia Republican Party's annual President's Day Dinner Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday, March 9, 2006, to testify on funding for the Iraq war Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk Former Presidnent Bush is in Portugal to attend the new...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush -(photos) - 3.02.06

    03/02/2006 5:58:56 PM PST · by snugs · 242 replies · 4,491+ views ^ | 2nd March 2006 | Snugs
    The President and the first lady continue their far east tour, today they attended several events in India There was an article that referred to the First Lady as the "Queen of America" showing that she has the ability to win hearts all over the world. Ohio pinged me to the thread about this article earlier and also the dose ping, in case you missed the ping here is a link to that thread. 'The queen of America had come' and Laura Bush debuts on Indian telly: PICTURES The Vice President gave a speech at the National Summit on Retirement...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (2/20/06): news & photos

    02/20/2006 4:55:31 PM PST · by snugs · 156 replies · 2,834+ views ^ | 20th February 2006 | Snugs
    The President and the First Lady spent the weekend in Washington as is their normal practice they attended St John's Church on Sunday. The President's father attended the the 55th NBA All-Star Game in Houston, Texas on Sunday Today the President visited Johnson Controls Battery Technology in Glendale, Wisconsin, and spoke at Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Business Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also visited United Solar Ovonic, LLC in Auburn Hills, Mich. Scott McClellan advised that whilst travelling the President had spoken to President Vicente Fox of Mexico to exchange ideas on how to stop violence and improve security along the two...
  • A Week at the Hope and Sunday in Denver (VIDEO: Rush Limbaugh on Hillary, Eisenhower, Tiger, Wie)

    01/25/2006 11:49:36 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 1,493+ views
    Rush Limbaugh site & The Political Teen ^ | January 23r & 25th, 2006 | Rush webmaster & Ian Schwartz
    *** Make sure to watch the Golf Channel interview below that aired on Game Central last Saturday night ... Tiger Woods for President someday??? ... Rush says probably not. BEGIN TRANSCRIPT (from his Monday Jan. 23rd radio show) Hey, greetings, folks, and welcome! Rush Limbaugh back in the saddle once again after a week away in Palm Springs, California, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. I want to thank... I tell you, the people out there, I told the people when I left that one of the reasons I was excited to be going out there was that those are my...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12.15.05

    12/15/2005 5:35:28 PM PST · by snugs · 138 replies · 2,621+ views ^ | 15th December 2005 | Snugs
    The President met with out-of-country Iraqi voters in the Oval Office today the day that Iraqi people go to the poles in record numbers where in some areas voting had to be extended because of the great numbers turning out. President George W. Bush talks about levee reconstruction during a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House. The President is joined by Secretary Michael Chertoff, left, Department of Homeland Security; Don Powell, Federal Coordinator for the Recovery and Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast; Mayor Ray Nagin of New Orleans, and Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, Commander and Chief of...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (10/17/05): photos

    10/17/2005 4:21:04 PM PDT · by snugs · 124 replies · 3,253+ views ^ | 17th October 2005 | Snugs
    The President and Mrs Bush spent part of the weekend at Camp David. Upon his arrival back at the White House on Sunday the President spoke with members of the media congratulating the Iraqis for successfully completing voting on the constitutional referendum, calling it a very positive day. Yesterday former U.S. President George Bush and his wife Barbara Bush watched the Houston Astros against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Houston, Texas Today The President Discusses Harriet Miers Nomination with Former Texas Supreme Court Justices The President also met with...
  • Kidnapping, Murder Sweep Nuevo Laredo (41 Americans go missing)

    08/05/2005 8:32:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 12,365+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/05/05
    Kidnapping, Murder Sweep Nuevo Laredo Friday, August 05, 2005 NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — A city official in charge of public security was gunned down along with another man in the downtown area of the embattled city of Nuevo Laredo on Friday. According to reports, it appeared to be an organized hit involving two cars. Nuevo Laredo, just cross the border from the United States, has become one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Rival drug cartels have turned the city into a war zone as they battle for control of the lucrative illegal drug market in the U.S....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.16.05

    06/16/2005 2:54:10 PM PDT · by snugs · 234 replies · 3,844+ views; ^ | Thursday June 16, 2005 | Snugs
    Yesterday President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and their wives attended a Congressional Picnic at the White House. Today President Bush attended National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C along with members of Congress and former Cabinet Minister Tom Ridge. The President also voiced doubts over the elections taking place in Iran “The June 17th presidential elections are sadly consistent with this oppressive record. Iran's rulers denied more than a thousand people who put themselves forward as candidates, including popular reformers and women who have done so much for the cause of...
  • White House Bond: Teamed by No. 43, 41 and 42 Hit It Off (The Bush41-Slick Willie love affair)

    02/19/2005 3:32:05 AM PST · by ambrose · 69 replies · 1,689+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.19.05
    February 19, 2005 White House Bond: Teamed by No. 43, 41 and 42 Hit It Off By ELISABETH BUMILLER ASHINGTON, Feb. 18 - Former President George Bush calls them "the odd couple," and this weekend one of the most unlikely teams in modern American politics is on a four-day humanitarian air odyssey to the Asian nations hit hard by the tsunami last year.On Thursday night in Houston, Mr. Bush boarded an official blue-and-white Boeing 757 jet with "United States of America" on its side in Houston and flew to Los Angeles to pick up former President Bill Clinton. By...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Plane that was supposed to carry former president crashes

    11/22/2004 10:33:17 AM PST · by Quilla · 119 replies · 4,290+ views
    ABC13 via Drudge ^ | November 22, 2004 | None cited
    A private plane crashed near Houston's Hobby Airport Monday. And it was a plane that was coming to Houston to transport former President Bush to a conference in Equador. The plane went down Monday morning near Highway 288 and Beltway 8. Former President Bush suspendeded his trip to Ecuador because of the crash. A conference organizer says the plane should have flown the ex-president from Houston. Houston District Fire Chief Jack Williams said that the twin-engine Gulfstream jet arriving from Dallas Love Field apparently clipped a tall light tower at a Beltway 8 toll plaza, shearing off a wing. He...
  • Former President Bush, Twins Stump for 'W' (Saw 41 in Denver Thurs. at old Lowry AFB)

    10/29/2004 12:31:02 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies · 1,052+ views
    Rocky Mountain news ^ | October 28, 2004 | Melissa Trujillo
    Former President Bush, twins stump for 'W' By Melissa Trujillo, Associated Press October 28, 2004 Former President George H.W. Bush recalled his own time in office today as he accused Democrat John Kerry of refusing to back the first Gulf War even though the United States sought international support. "You can't say you want to do something and then, when you're faced with a vote to get something done that's as clear as that, refusing to stand up," Bush said during his first Colorado appearance on behalf of his son during the 2004 campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate has criticized...
  • Bush fares better now than dad did in '92

    08/09/2004 9:30:46 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 4 replies · 619+ views
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- A little more than a mile away from the Bush family estate here on Walker's Point, a dozen or so brazen Democrats have opened a storefront designed to send a message that they hope President Bush suffers the same re-election fate as his father. On the first floor of a yellow clapboard house, beneath a blue "Kennebunkport for Kerry and Edwards" banner, volunteers worked Sunday to restock the shelves from a bustling weekend along the Ocean Drive shopping district. The stacks of campaign literature for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards were running low, and the...
  • Life is Good ... but you can't be 41 forever

    05/31/2004 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Darlin' · 120 replies · 526+ views ^ | 24 May 2004 | George H.W. Bush
    Age 80--What's it like? Let me help you with that one. Maybe other old guys can learn something from this octogenarian. Maybe as they ache and repeat themselves and tilt when they walk and wonder how others cope, they will see they are not alone. That should encourage them to head more confidently toward the finish line. First of all, there are a lot of changes when you get to be 80. In my case, I still feel like charging ahead and living life to the hilt, but my body lags behind. My mind is out there on the playing...
  • Police Arrest 41 Alleged LA Gang Members

    01/21/2004 4:34:23 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 402+ views
    Police Arrest 41 Alleged LA Gang Members Wednesday January 21, 2004 11:46 PM LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities Wednesday arrested 41 people they say belong to a violent gang with a history of attacks on police, including two last month in which officers were shot at. The early morning operation targeted leaders of the Bounty Hunter Bloods, which authorities said operates in South Los Angeles and is one of the most violent gangs in the city's history. Police and FBI agents stormed the Nickerson Gardens public housing complex, the gang's base of operations. ``This morning we arrested essentially the hierarchy...
  • Cop-out on Bruce:NYPD pulled Boss' Shea escort after '41 Shots'

    10/08/2003 4:54:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies · 590+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | Originally published on October 8, 2003 | By GEORGE RUSH and TRACY CONNOR
    An NYPD chief tried to show Bruce Springsteen who's the Boss - yanking the singer's police escort from Shea Stadium after he performed a song about cop-shooting victim Amadou Diallo. Chief of Department Joseph Esposito got angry when he heard Springsteen sing "American Skin (41 Shots)" at last Wednesday night's opening show at Shea, a police source told the Daily News. Esposito, the highest-ranking uniformed cop in the department, ordered the escort cut for Springsteen's next show, on Friday night, the source said. The Boss did not play the song that night or the next - and the security detail...
  • You're Invited! TX FReeper FieldTrip to Bush (41) Pres. Library, College Station: Sat, Nov 23

    11/22/2002 9:39:16 AM PST · by TheSarce · 41 replies · 278+ views
    Heart of Texas (Austin) FR Chapter ^ | Nov. 22, 2002 | TXBubba, TheSarce
    The Heart of Texas Chapter (HOT) of Free Republic would like to invite any interested FReepers and their families to join us on Saturday, November 23rd for a day at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. We will meet at 12:00 noon inside the rotunda of the museum. At 3:30, we'll go to a local restaurant for some good food, conversation, and FReeper Fun. Please join us for a fun afternoon! We have secured a group discount rate of $3.50 for adults and students (see details below). Children age 16 and under are FREE. Parking...
  • Bush's Father, After Skin Treatment, Golfs with Son

    08/03/2002 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-3-02
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (Reuters) - President Bush on Saturday played a sunrise round of golf with his father, the former president, who was fresh from treatment for a skin condition regarded as potentially precancerous. "Let's hear it -- make the old boy feel better," Bush said in coaxing a round of applause from onlookers after his father, former President George Bush, hit his tee shot from the front tees at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine. At the golf course, the White House distributed a news release from the Mayo Clinic's Scottsdale, Arizona, branch saying the former president had...
  • A Dynasty s Dilemma...No. 43 has to learn the lessons that ended his dad s career

    07/23/2002 5:25:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Newsweek ^ | July 29 issue | Jonathan Alter and Howard Fineman
    A Dynasty’s Dilemma   The war’s gone well, but the economy’s hurting. Sound familiar? As the markets fall, No. 43 has to learn the lessons that ended his dad’s career       By Jonathan Alter and Howard FinemanNEWSWEEK       July 29 issue —  Dan Bartlett, the White House communications director, is a careful, businesslike aide—a corporate-style Texan who favors charcoal gray pinstriped suits and white shirts. So when he moved into the choice corner West Wing suite vacated by the departing Karen Hughes earlier this month, he made sure to take his “41” notes with him....