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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,...