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  • A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and Photos) February 2010

    02/03/2010 5:27:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 481 replies · 7,658+ views
    It is now over a year since the best President of this century has left his office and the more time goes by the more I miss him. I thought I would post an excerpt of his State of the Union Address, which he gave on February 2, 2005. I will post the link to the entire speech at the end of the quote for anyone to read the entire speech, if you want to Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Matthews: Obama's NCAA Picks 'Close to Brilliant'; Almost Half of ESPN Entrants Doing Better!

    Would you call getting a 53 on a test "close to brilliant?" If you're Chris Matthews, and you're reporting about Barack Obama you would, for on Monday's "Hardball," the MSNBC host bragged about his president being "close to brilliant," "amazing," "incredibly on target," and "unbelievable" with his NCAA college basketball tournament picks. Yet, when you dig into the numbers, out of all the entrants into's Tournament Challenge 2009, Obama currently ranks 2,167,290, which makes his relative score compared to others 53.20 percent.
  • Caption President Bush, Laura

    01/14/2009 3:55:45 PM PST · by notes2005 · 25 replies · 953+ views
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  • Bush to give farewell address Thursday night

    01/12/2009 3:09:05 PM PST · by STARWISE · 377 replies · 7,316+ views
    AP ^ | 1-12-09 | Ben Feller
    President George W. Bush will give a farewell address to the nation Thursday night, billed by the administration as a chance to reflect on his tenure and welcome Barack Obama without fighting old battles one last time. Bush will deliver the speech, expected to run 10 to 15 minutes, from the ornate East Room of the White House. He will have a small audience of people in the room, chosen for their stories of personal courage. White House press secretary Dana Perino said Monday that Bush will "uphold the tradition of presidents using farewell addresses to look forward — .......
  • Straight From the Gipper's Pen

    05/03/2007 7:54:23 AM PDT · by Valin · 12 replies · 606+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/27/07 | David Montgomery
    Straight From the Gipper's Pen HarperCollins to Publish Reagan's Personal Diary Of His White House Years Ronald Reagan kept a diary -- handwritten, blue-inked reflections and observations of nearly every day of his eight years in the White House -- and now it will be published, executives of HarperCollins and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation announced yesterday. The existence of the five leather-bound volumes embossed with a gold presidential seal was not a secret. Key entries were quoted in the press during the investigation into the Iran-contra arms sale controversy in the mid-1980s: "I agreed to sell TOWs to...
  • As time goes by, Reagan looks like a giant [Happy 96th Birthday, Mister President]

    02/06/2007 12:02:20 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 31 replies · 648+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb 6, 2007 | Jim Pinkerton
    As with any historical figure, Ronald Reagan's reputation has been riding both the up escalator and the down escalator. But it's interesting today, on what would have been the 40th president's 96th birthday, to note that Reagan is being increasingly praised by onetime enemies and increasingly criticized by ostensible friends - who at least call themselves conservatives. For most of Reagan's life and career, the liberal/media establishment contented itself with phrases such as "right-wing cowboy" and "amiable dunce" to describe the Gipper. But now, the judgment is changing. For example, Peggy Noonan, writing in The Wall Street Journal, quoted Leslie...
  • The Worst President? The uses – and abuses– of history

    05/23/2006 9:32:35 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 37 replies · 1,027+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | April 20, 2006 | Editorial
    Word around the journalistic campfire — by which we mean it’s on Drudge’s website — is that Rolling Stone magazine will come out this week with a cover jabbing at President Bush and asking: “The Worst President in History?” The subhead: “One of America’s leading historians assesses George W. Bush.” Wonderful thing, history. It’s so very malleable, as we well know. Like Scripture, it can be quoted for any number of purposes, not all of them noble. Drudge doesn’t say who this Leading Historian is, but we’d bet he — or she — voted for John Kerry in the last...
  • Despite polls, Bush says he has 'capital'

    03/01/2006 7:54:59 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies · 978+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, March 1, 2006 | CNN
    CNN) -- President Bush said in a Tuesday interview that he wasn't concerned about his low approval ratings, and he discussed how he told Vice President Dick Cheney, who was shaken by his hunting accident earlier this month, to "share it with the American people." "If I worried about polls, I wouldn't be doing my job," Bush told ABC's Elizabeth Vargas in the interview, which aired on "World News Tonight." The president's approval rating dropped to 34 percent in a CBS News poll released Monday. CNN/USA Today/Gallup polls taken since October have put his approval ratings in the high 30s...
  • Happy Birthday Ronnie, We Miss You! Sunday, February 6

    02/05/2005 9:00:29 PM PST · by Anita1 · 35 replies · 780+ views
    What more can be said! He was and is Still - an inspiration to all of us - including President Bush! May we never forget his kind, refined, yet determined spirit for a vision for our nation. May we never forget Jimmy Carter too - the 19% interests rates, turmoil, gas shortages, hostages, etc. - and how Ronnie came to give us unity and pride once again in our nation!
  • LIVE THREAD: Reagan Funeral - California

    06/07/2004 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Howlin · 1,604 replies · 1,467+ views | June 7, 2004
    Reagan family has arrived in Santa Monica to escort President Reagan's body to his library.
  • He Is Loved,Hated,and Not Ignored: He Is Bill Clinton

    02/16/2004 1:13:14 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 52 replies · 528+ views
    AOL NEWS ^ | 2-16-2004 | Martha Moore
    NEW YORK — Three black SUVs roar up to the corner of 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, in the heart of Harlem. People walking by stop and look. The car doors fly open, and men in suits jump out. Something is happening, but no one is sure what. Then Bill Clinton pops out of the lead Suburban and walks into Starbucks. And everyone starts shrieking. "Mr. Clinton's on 125th Street!" "God bless you, sir. I'm glad to see you here." "He lost some weight." "You're the best president I ever had!" "I voted for you twice!" Clinton turns back....