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  • Report claims story about injured girl asked to leave KFC was a hoax

    06/24/2014 5:24:00 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 39 replies
    wtvr.com CBS 6 ^ | June 24, 2014
    JACKSON, Miss. – Her story, and smile, captured the hearts of Internet users across the country. But now it appears at least some of the circumstances about the disfigured child asked to leave a Mississippi KFC due to her facial scars are untrue. When the story broke earlier this month, it was reported three-year-old Victoria Wilcher was asked by a KFC worker to leave the restaurant when other customers complained about looking at her injuries while they ate. The child, her family said, had been mauled by pit bulls. While the pit bull attack is not being question, what...
  • 24: Live Another Day--Live Thread

    05/05/2014 4:08:15 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 3,427 replies
  • American Idol 2014--Live Thread

    01/14/2014 10:59:55 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 8,506 replies
  • American Idol 2013--Live Thread

    01/16/2013 5:55:19 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 7,032 replies
    americanidol.com ^ | January 16, 2013
  • American Idol 2012--Live Thread

    01/18/2012 11:41:39 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,045 replies · 15+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | January 18, 2012
  • X Factor 2011--Live Thread

    09/21/2011 5:55:49 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 6,660 replies · 1+ views
  • American Idol 2011--Live Thread II

    04/05/2011 6:02:17 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 8,209 replies · 1+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | April 5, 2011
    In Memory of Bahbah and Carolinamom
  • American Idol 2011--Live Thread

    01/18/2011 5:53:18 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,746 replies · 6+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | January 18, 2011
  • American Idol 2010--Live Thread II

    04/06/2010 5:56:41 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 7,505 replies · 81,513+ views
  • American Idol 2010--Live Thread

    01/11/2010 5:59:29 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,755 replies · 114,808+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | January 11, 2010
  • Fox Forces Climate Crap on "24" (Rush: "that dunce Chloe")

    04/14/2009 3:43:16 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 113 replies · 3,281+ views
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 4-14-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh plants a kiss on actor Mary Lynn Rajskub (24's "Chloe O'Brien") after a panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, June 23, 2006 RUSH: I urged all of you to watch "24" yesterday when we ended the show. I said, "Watch '24.' It's great tonight," and so you watched it, and I've gotten a lot of e-mails 'cause when the show was over, they had that dunce Chloe read some PSA about how she wants everybody to join Jack Bauer to save the world from global warming. I had all these people writing me, "I'm not...
  • American Idol 2009--Live Thread II

    03/17/2009 5:57:44 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 14,029 replies · 212,838+ views
    . For Ladyinred
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 1-16-09

    01/16/2009 6:20:28 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 311 replies · 7,330+ views
    More lasts today … This morning President & Mrs. Bush departed the White House for Camp David, Maryland, where they will spend their last weekend as the First Couple before Tuesday’s inauguration. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave her final press conference today at the State Department in Washington. She also met with Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. Dr. Rice’s last official act as Secretary of State was signing a memorandum with Foreign Minister Livni that will help prevent arms smuggling to terrorists in Gaza. And today Press Secretary Dana Perino delivered the Administration’s final press briefing (Transcript). Dana took...
  • American Idol 2009--Live Thread

    01/12/2009 5:57:19 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 11,166 replies · 130,384+ views
    American Idol 2009 For Ladyinred
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1-9-09

    01/09/2009 5:51:35 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 87 replies · 3,238+ views
    Today President Bush visited privately with the White House Communication Agency and the White House Transportation Agency, and later met with the men and women stationed at Bolling Air Force Base, where he thanked them for their service over the past eight years. Tomorrow, President & Mrs. Bush will attend the commissioning ceremony of the USS George H. W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia, along with former President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush. It was just a little over two years ago that the aircraft carrier—the 10th and final of the Nimitz class—was christened by the former President’s...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 1-7-09

    01/07/2009 5:59:15 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 146 replies · 3,572+ views
    Today President Bush welcomed former President George H. W. Bush to the Oval Office. A disbarred lawyer, a failed peanut-farmer and a former ACORN employee were also in attendance. (Transcript) President Bush: All of us who have served in this office understand that the office transcends the individual. Translation: Playing “president-elect” is a lot different than actually being president, Barry. First Lady Laura Bush unveiled the official George W. Bush State china plates this afternoon during a press availablity in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House. (Transcript) The 320 plate service was designed by Mrs. Bush and...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-19-08

    12/19/2008 6:52:25 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 112 replies · 2,623+ views
    This morning President Bush announced that government loans will be provided to auto companies to help prevent their collapse. The President also reminded the automakers—and their unions—that they got themselves into this mess and if they plan to survive, they must reform now. (Transcript) President Bush: The terms of the loans will require auto companies to demonstrate how they would become viable. They must pay back all their loans to the government, and show that their firms can earn a profit and achieve a positive net worth. This restructuring will require meaningful concessions from all involved in the auto industry...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-17-08

    12/17/2008 5:37:38 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 54 replies · 1,339+ views
    Today President Bush traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and spoke to the US Army War College about national security and the war on terror. The President also thanked the veterans in the audience for their service. (Transcript) I know many of you have served overseas in the war on terror. This weekend, I was honored to make one final trip to the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. During my trip, I had the opportunity to spend time with men and women in uniform, and I've got to tell you, there is nothing better, to be the Commander-in-Chief, and stand in...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-12-08

    12/12/2008 6:38:29 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 98 replies · 2,000+ views
    President Bush traveled to Texas today to deliver the commencement address at Texas A&M University. The President spoke to 3,700 graduates of the school’s Winter Class. (Transcript) President Bush: These days, I'm asked a lot about my time as President. Some days have been happy, some days not so happy -- every day joyous. It's been a tremendous privilege. I have traveled across our nation, and to 74 countries around the world. I have slept in Buckingham Palace; I have feasted in the desert of Abu Dhabi; I've watched the sunrise in Jerusalem. I have spoken to campaign rallies in...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-10-08

    12/10/2008 6:29:04 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 66 replies · 3,414+ views
    Today President Bush welcomed Darfur Human Rights Activist Dr. Halima Bashir to the Oval Office. (Transcript) Dr. Bashir has been tortured my militant Muslims throughout her life, most horrifically after she dared to speak out about the abuse of women and young girls in her native Sudan. She tells her story in her book “Tears In The Desert”. President Bush: This good soul brings firsthand accounts to what life is like in Darfur. She has witnessed violence, deprivation, and she carries a message of a lot of people who want our help. First Lady Laura Bush spoke about women’s rights...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-5-08

    12/05/2008 6:15:53 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 64 replies · 2,130+ views
    Sunday, December 7, 2008 will mark the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This morning in the Oval Office, President Bush signed an annual presidential proclamation remembering that Day of Infamy. (Transcript) President George W. Bush: On December 7, 1941, the enemy nearly destroyed our Pacific Fleet, and the United States was forced into a long and terrible war. A generation of Americans stepped forward to fight for our country. Their message to America's enemies was clear: If you attack this country and harm our people, there is no corner of the Earth remote enough to protect...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-3-08

    12/03/2008 5:45:58 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 110 replies · 2,938+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov & other sources | 12-3-08
    Today President Bush was briefed on our progress in stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) around the world. (Fact Sheet: Defending Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism ) Press Secretary Dana Perino: This meeting gives the President the opportunity to talk to the commission about their findings and to share with them more about what he thinks about what's happened over the past seven and a half years …We recognize that there is more to do, but what we have done is provided a really good foundation for the next team to be able to take that...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-26-08

    11/26/2008 5:10:40 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 162 replies · 3,222+ views
    Today President Bush took part in the 61st National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript) This is my final Thanksgiving as the President. Over the past eight years, I have been given many reasons to be thankful. I'm thankful to our men and women in uniform and I am incredibly proud to have been their Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.) I am thankful for the armies of compassion volunteers who feed the hungry and shelter the poor. I am thankful for the teachers and nurses and pastors police officers and firefighters, and others who serve their neighbors and better...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 11-21-08

    11/21/2008 5:48:00 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 104 replies · 2,962+ views
    Today President Bush traveled to Lima, Peru to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. This will be his final trip abroad as President. Traveling with President Bush are Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and Press Secretary Dana Perino. The President spoke about the APEC summit in his Weekly Radio Address, which was recorded and released today. (Transcript) This summit comes at a time of serious turmoil in the global economy. It also comes at a time of unprecedented cooperation. A week ago in Washington, I hosted the first in what will be a series...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-19-08

    11/19/2008 6:08:34 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 63 replies · 1,335+ views
    Today President & Mrs. Bush attended the reopening of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The museum had been closed two years for renovations. After speaking (Transcript), the President and First Lady joined five new citizens (one of them a US Marine) as they took the oath of citizenship and pledged allegiance to the flag. Today, I'm delighted to congratulate five of you who will be taking your oath of citizenship in just a few moments. Though you are originally from France, Germany, Guyana, Lebanon, and Peru, today you're becoming members of the American family. We welcome...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-14-08

    11/14/2008 5:38:48 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 64 replies · 1,379+ views
    While others are finding it fashionable to bash capitalism, President Bush continues to defend the free market system--rightly so--as the best in the world. The President spoke about the economy today in his weekly radio address, which was recorded and released this morning. (Transcript) The benefits of free market capitalism have been proven across time, geography, and culture. Around the world free market capitalism has allowed once impoverished nations to develop large and prosperous economies. And here at home, free market capitalism is what transformed America from a rugged frontier to the greatest economic power in history. Tonight, President Bush...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-12-08

    11/12/2008 6:09:13 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 121 replies · 2,192+ views
    Today President Bush welcomed the 2008 NCAAP Sports Champions to the White House. (Transcript) I thank you for your willingness to never say die, your willingness to keep fighting. Steve Detwiler said this -- he played with an injury by the way -- he said, "It's mind over matter. The pain is temporary. The pride is forever." And I suspect, Steve, a lot of athletes, whether they were on your team or on the teams represented here, can testify that pride is forever. This is a prideful moment for you. This morning President & Mrs. Bush recorded an audio interview...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-31-08

    10/31/2008 5:43:41 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 164 replies · 3,069+ views
    Today President Bush traveled to Camp David where he and Mrs. Bush and key members of his cabinet will stay this weekend. The President released a statement on this upcoming Veteran’s Day, proclaiming November 9th through 15th as Veteran’s Awareness Week.(Transcript) President Bush: Our country is forever indebted to our veterans for their quiet courage and exemplary service. We also remember and honor those who laid down their lives in freedom's defense. These brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. On Veterans Day, we remember these heroes for their valor, their loyalty, and their dedication. Their...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-29-08

    10/29/2008 5:34:41 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 81 replies · 1,687+ views
    This morning President Bush welcomed President Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the Oval Office. The two leaders discussed the future of a democratic Iraq and the upcoming elections which Iraqis unanimously approved last month. (Transcript) In related news—news that the mainstream media refuses to report—the Wasit Province, located south of Baghdad, was returned to Iraqi civilian control today. Press Secretary Dana Perino: It becomes the 13th of 18 provinces to take the lead for its security in Iraq. It's the second Iraqi province to transfer security responsibility in the last two weeks, and we had Babil just a...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 10-24-08

    10/24/2008 6:08:19 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 140 replies · 3,356+ views
    This morning President & Mrs. Bush voted early from the White House. Their completed absentee ballots were mailed to Texas today. Later the President, along with Vice President Cheney, attended a closed-door intelligence briefing at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland. (Transcript) We have been here at NSA, which is on the front line of protecting the American people. Every time I come out here I'm impressed by the caliber of people who work here, the amount of energy that goes into their jobs, and their deep desire to find an enemy and bring them to justice before...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-22-08

    10/22/2008 5:29:32 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 93 replies · 3,181+ views
    President Bush welcomed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia to the Oval Office this morning. She is in the US for a five-day official visit. (Transcript) The President, along with Attorney General Michael Mukasey, welcomed the 2006 and 2007 recipients of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor in the Oval Office this afternoon. Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Governor Sarah Palin, along with her running mate, John McCain, campaigned heavily in Ohio today, speaking to overflowing crowds at the University of Findlay and at Green High School Memorial Stadium and tonight the Governor is speaking to a rally in Cincinatti. Enjoy...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-17-08

    10/17/2008 6:04:26 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 202 replies · 3,063+ views
    President Bush made a televised statement on the economy early this morning, just before the Market opened. (Transcript) Our nation is dealing with a serious financial crisis. Over the past month, Americans have witnessed fast-moving events involving complicated financial issues. I know many of our citizens are concerned about their finances. They're worried about the extent of government intervention into the marketplace. In my conversations with business owners and workers and families across our country, I've heard the same message: The American people want a clear explanation of what this crisis means for them, what the government is doing to...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (& VP Cheney): 10-15-08

    10/15/2008 5:38:17 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 83 replies · 1,298+ views
    During a medical examination this morning, Vice President Cheney was informed that he was experiencing an abnormal heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). The Vice President met with President Bush for the usual briefings and informed him of the situation. (Statement from the Vice President’s Office) Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto: … the President was made aware directly by the Vice President.… Q And any particular reaction from the President? Tony Fratto: Much like he would with any friend, he's concerned for him, wish him well, and told him to go and make sure the doctors do what they need to do. (Source)...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-10-08

    10/10/2008 5:45:01 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 109 replies · 4,264+ views
    This morning President Bush made a statement about the economy from the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript) This has been a deeply unsettling period for the American people. Many of our citizens have serious concerns about their retirement accounts, their investments, and their economic well-being. Here's what the American people need to know: that the United States government is acting; we will continue to act to resolve this crisis and restore stability to our markets. We are a prosperous nation with immense resources and a wide range of tools at our disposal. We're using these tools aggressively. The President left...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 10-8-08

    10/08/2008 5:29:31 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 57 replies · 2,812+ views
    Today President Bush welcomed Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada to the White House. This afternoon, the President was joined by Vice President Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as he signed the United States - India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (Transcript) (Statement by President Bush) Today, I have the honor of signing legislation that builds on the growing ties between the world's two largest democracies, India and the United States. (Applause.) This legislation will enhance our cooperation in using nuclear energy to power our...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-3-08

    10/03/2008 6:02:58 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 88 replies · 3,359+ views
    Some thoughts on leadership … “When seconds count, instincts and decisiveness come into play. In quick-developing situations, the leader must act fast, impart confidence to all around him, must not second guess a decision - MAKE IT HAPPEN! In the process, he cannot stand around slack-jawed when he's hit with the unexpected. He must face up to the facts, deal with them, and MOVE ON.” ~ Lt. General Hal Moore (Source) “You get it done by making a decision quick, getting to it and getting the thing done. Don’t sit back and let the other guy make a decision that...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10-1-08

    10/01/2008 6:03:03 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 64 replies · 1,303+ views
    Today President Bush met with U.S. Army General David McKiernan in the Oval Office. General McKiernan is the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. The President has recently approved the deployment of more troops to Afghanistan to deal with increased terrorist/insurgent violence there. (Transcript) President Bush: I want to thank you for your service, thank you for your candid briefing, General … you and your troops are laying the foundation for peace. You're making a sacrifice today so that future generations of Americans don't have to worry about harm coming from a place like Afghanistan, and future generations of Afghans...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-26-08

    09/26/2008 5:09:13 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 82 replies · 2,163+ views
    President Bush delivered a brief statement about the ongoing economic situation this morning outside the Oval Office. (Transcript) Later, the President was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts as they toured the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The tour focused on protecting oceans and ocean wildlife, which the President spoke about afterwards. (Transcript) This afternoon, President Bush met with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in the Oval Office. The two leaders then held a video teleconference with Afghani officials and US provincial reconstruction team leaders in Afghanistan. (Transcript) The President also met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-24-08

    09/24/2008 5:18:30 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 93 replies · 2,621+ views
    With all the news focused on the economy and the President’s speech tonight, you may have missed the big news from Iraq: The country that was once “on the brink of civil war”, The country that defeatist Democrats like Harry Reid wrote off as “lost”, The country that Senator Joe Biden wanted to divide into three ethnic-based regions (video from September 8, 2008—Biden brags: “My plan to partition Iraq is working.”) That same country UNITED PEACEFULLY today to overwhelmingly pass a Provincial Election Law that will allow new elections to take place between now and January 31, 2009. The law...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-19-08

    09/19/2008 6:04:24 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 164 replies · 1,876+ views
    President Bush discussed the economy this morning during a statement he delivered from the White House Rose Garden. He urged Congress to actually do something for the American people this time instead of playing their usual political games. (Transcript) President Bush: This is no time for partisanship. We must join to move urgently needed legislation as quickly as possible, without adding controversial provisions that could delay action. I will work with Democrats and Republicans alike to steer our economy through these difficult times and get back to the path of long-term growth. Joining the President for this statement were Federal...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-17-08

    09/17/2008 5:25:04 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 95 replies · 1,138+ views
    This morning President Bush met with General David Petraeus in the Oval Office of the White House. After serving as the Commander of Multi-National Forces in Iraq for 19 months, General Petraeus was promoted to Commander of Central Command (CENTCOM). The President congratulated the General for his successful mission in Iraq. (Transcript) General David Petraeus was asked to do a very difficult job and he did it with distinction and honor. He was a part of the planning for the surge; he implemented the surge, along with a lot of other brave people; and the United States and the world...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-12-08

    09/12/2008 5:47:01 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 167 replies · 475+ views
    President Bush received updates on Hurricane Ike throughout the day. Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto: He's very comfortable that Texas emergency management authorities are doing everything they can. They have a very strong team down in Texas for dealing with the hurricanes. Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with the residents in the affected areas. The President encourages all the residents of Texas to listen to the guidance they're getting from their local emergency management authorities. And if they're getting direction to evacuate, to do it quickly; but just to pay very close mind to their personal safety and listen...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-10-08

    09/10/2008 5:27:33 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 75 replies · 315+ views
    On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Bush met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in the Oval Office of the White House. (Transcript) President Talabani: I think it's clear that we are in Iraq looking to you as a hero of liberation of Iraq from worst kind of dictatorship … we will never forget what you have done for our people. The President’s daughter Barbara Bush attended the Oscar de la Renta fashion show in New York City today. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and JCOS Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen testified before the House...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (& Governor Palin): 9-5-08

    09/05/2008 5:46:19 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 150 replies · 495+ views
    President & Mrs. Bush are spending the weekend at Camp David. The President called the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia this morning to discuss preparations for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hanna. On the second day of his visit to the Ukraine Vice President Cheney met with President Viktor Yushchenko and other officials. (Transcript) President Yushchenko: Your Excellency, Mr. Vice President, and your colleagues, this is a great honor for me on behalf of Ukraine to welcome the U.S. Vice President Richard Cheney for the visit to Ukraine … Vice President Cheney: I appreciate your kind words and hospitality. And...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-3-08

    09/03/2008 5:02:22 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 60 replies · 271+ views
    Today President Bush traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to meet with first-responders and state officials and to personally thank them for the work they’re doing in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. (Transcript) I can't thank you all enough for working as hard as you are. Looking around, I can see that some people may not have had much sleep recently. (Laughter.) The people of your state care a lot about the fact that you are working as hard as you are. And if this helps you keep going, I want to thank you, and I want to thank all the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (& Governor Palin): 8-29-08

    08/29/2008 5:17:21 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 177 replies · 4,968+ views
    President Bush called Governor Sarah Palin this morning from the White House, congratulating her on becoming Senator John McCain’s running mate. Press Secretary Dana Perino: He wished her good luck, told her that she will be a fantastic vice presidential candidate, and that he is looking forward to a great victory in November. (Source) The President also released a written statement on McCain’s VP choice. (Transcript) Governor Palin's success is due to her dedication to principle and her roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic and serves as a wonderful example of the spirit of America. Later today President Bush signed the Hubbard Act...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-27-08

    08/27/2008 6:00:53 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 46 replies · 286+ views
    President & Mrs. Bush returned to the White House today after a brief vacation at their home in Crawford, Texas. Vice President Cheney addressed the 90th National Convention of the American Legion this morning in Phoenix, Arizona. With the media hype focused on Bill Clinton tonight as he—once again—tries to repaint his legacy, the Vice President reminded us all today exactly what Clinton’s legacy really is. (Transcript) Vice President Cheney: There was a time when terrorist attacks were treated mainly as an issue of law enforcement … The first attack on the World Trade Center, back in 1993, resulted in...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-20-08

    08/20/2008 5:51:20 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 71 replies · 613+ views
    Today President Bush traveled to Orlando, Florida to speak to the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention. Unlike the whiney messiah who spoke to the VFW yesterday, President Bush didn’t hesitate to thank those have served and defended America in time of war. (Transcript) I know you share with me a deep love for America and an awesome pride in those who defend her. When I meet with our troops, they always inspire me with their sense of duty and honor.They are America's finest citizens. (Applause.) The President also spoke about the situation in Georgia, reinforcing the United States’ solidarity...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-15-08

    08/15/2008 6:31:23 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 72 replies · 691+ views
    This morning, after receiving an update from his national security team on the situation in Georgia, President Bush delivered a brief statement from the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript) The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government. Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. Moscow must honor its commitment to withdraw its invading forces from all Georgian territory … The people of Georgia have cast their lot with the free world, and we will not cast them aside. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia today and met...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-13-08

    08/13/2008 6:14:06 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 44 replies · 274+ views
    President Bush spoke to Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili this morning and discussed the situation in that country with his national security team at the White House. Afterwards, the President reinforced the United States’ solidarity with the Georgian people in a statement he delivered from the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript) The United States of America stands with the democratically elected government of Georgia. We insist that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia be respected … We expect Russia to meet its commitment to cease all military activities in Georgia. And we expect all Russian forces that entered Georgia in...