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  • George H.W. Bush to skydive: That's one way to celebrate 90!

    06/12/2014 8:23:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Today ^ | 06/12/2014 | Scott Stump
    Two years ago, George Bush Sr. made a promise that he aimed to keep when he turned 90 years old on Thursday. The 41st president plans to celebrate the milestone by going skydiving one last time, his granddaughter and TODAY contributor Jenna Bush Hager announced on TODAY Thursday.
  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush serves as witness at same-sex wedding

    09/26/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:45pm EDT | Brendan O'Brien
    Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, were the official witnesses of a same-sex marriage between two women in Maine over the weekend, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The former first couple witnessed the private ceremony on Saturday in Kennebunk between Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen, according to Jim McGrath, a Bush spokesman. Clement posted a photograph on her Facebook page of President Bush signing a piece of paper as the couple, close friends of the Bushes, watched and held champagne glasses. The couple owns H.B. Provisions, a general store in Kennebunk, Maine. The former president owns a...
  • George H.W. Bush witness at Maine same-sex wedding

    09/25/2013 5:50:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2013 7:13 PM EDT
    Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, attended the ceremony joining Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen as private citizens and friends on Saturday, spokesman Jim McGrath said. …
  • Attention Media: Dummy Wearing George H.W. Bush Mask Attacked By Bull at 1994 Rodeo

    08/14/2013 3:45:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 21 replies
    MRC ^ | August 13, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The Obama-loving media are totally apoplectic about revelations of a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask during a bull riding competition Saturday at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Maybe these folks should report that these things aren't that unusual at such events, and that in 1994, a bull attacked a dummy wearing a George H.W. Bush mask without the world coming to an end, anybody being fired, or any press outrage.
  • Court: Passport law on Jerusalem unconstitutional

    07/23/2013 2:11:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2013 3:21 PM EDT | Frederic J. Frommer
    A federal appeals court Tuesday declared unconstitutional a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace on their U.S. passports, the latest ruling in a case that stretches back a decade. … The case was brought by parents of an American boy named Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in a Jerusalem hospital soon after the law was passed. The parents wanted to list Israel as his birthplace, but the U.S. has refused to recognize any nation's sovereignty over Jerusalem since Israel’s creation in 1948—so the boy’s U.S. passport only says “Jerusalem” as his birthplace. The Bush...
  • German Spiegel Magazine Declares George H.W. Bush Dead

    12/30/2012 6:46:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    German Spiegel Magazine Declares George H.W. Bush Dead Benjamin Weinthal December 30, 2012 9:19 AM Berlin The German magazine Der Spiegel’s online edition today posted an obituary for George H.W. Bush. It was titled “The Better Bush.” Here is a screenshot of the obituary headline and text: In fact, George H.W. Bush is still alive. The premature death notice was scrubbed without an explanation as to why the magazine’s New York correspondent Marc Pitzke got the story completely wrong. Here is the website announcing that Pitzke’s article can no long be found. Pitzke and Spiegel used the false death notice...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush moved out of intensive care

    12/29/2012 2:02:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2012 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush’s condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.
  • Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in intensive care

    12/26/2012 4:08:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.</p> <p>Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said late Wednesday that the former president was admitted to the ICU on Sunday at Methodist Hospital, "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever."</p>
  • 20 years after Ruby Ridge, there's forgiveness

    08/19/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 08/19/2012 | By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — When Sara Weaver saw her father Randy struck in the shoulder by a government sniper's bullet in the Idaho wilderness in August 1992, she began to sprint back to the family's cabin on a mountaintop called Ruby Ridge. As the 16-year-old closed in, her mother, Vicki, opened the cabin door and stood behind it, holding Sara Weaver's 10-month-old sister in her arms. Just then, a sniper's bullet struck her mother in the head, killing her.
  • Newsweek Cover Story: 'Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem'

    07/29/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    News Busters ^ | 29 Jul 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    25 years ago, Newsweek published a controversial cover story titled "Bush Battles the 'Wimp Factor.'" On Monday, newsstands will carry an equally controversial albeit derivative Newsweek cover story titled "Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem": In 1987, this magazine created a famous hubbub by labeling George H.W. Bush a “wimp” on its cover. “The Wimp Factor.” Huge stir. And not entirely fair—the guy had been an aviator in the war, the big war, the good war, and he was even shot down out over the Pacific, cockpit drenched in smoke and fumes, at an age (20) when...
  • Exclusive PARADE Interview With President and Mrs. Bush (Babs mocks Sarah Palin again)

    07/15/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Parade ^ | 7/13/12 | Parade
    -snip- Thoughts on the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist. PARADE: During your presidency you gave in on your “no new taxes” pledge. You’ve been vindicated in many respects for that decision. I wonder how you view the “no new tax” pledge from Grover Norquist that seems to be requisite for GOP political candidates. GB: The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s—who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway? BB: I think he ought to go back to Alaska. [laughs] Don’t quote...
  • Shamir Called Netanyahu 'Squishy and Soft'

    07/03/2012 1:27:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    Yitzchak Shamir, who passed away Saturday, called Binyamin Netanyahu "squishy" and "too soft," according to James Baker, who was Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush. Shamir himself was "really hard-line," in Baker's view. However, the diplomat said, Shamir's relationship with President George H. W. Bush got off to a bad start when Bush felt Shamir had misled him regarding settlement in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron). An interview with Baker last year gives fascinating insights into the dynamics that led to the Madrid Conference in 1991 and the Oslo Accords in 1993. The loan guarantee request came...
  • Romney gets Bush backing, but no sign of George W. (Barf alert)

    03/30/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 30, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES, AP
    George W. Bush is as hard to find in his father's office, as he is in the 2012 presidential contest. The 43rd president appears in a gold-framed picture tucked into a far corner of the room, partially hidden by a Texas flag and a cabinet door. The placement — whether intentional or not — is a reminder of the Republican presidential campaign and the lengths to which Romney and his rivals have tried to marginalize the two-term president.
  • Brokaw: George H.W. 'Most Underrated Modern President Of Our Time'

    03/07/2012 5:22:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw is the man that our Brent Bozell recently described as having "used NBC and [his] anchor chair as a platform to promote Democratic agendas and delight in Republican setbacks for more than 20 years." But every once in awhile, perhaps out of Greatest Generation nostalgia, Brokaw has something kind to say about a Republican. As was the case on Morning Joe today, when, after reciting a list of the 41st president's accomplishments, said that George H.W. Bush was "the most underrated modern president of our time." View the video here.
  • VIDEO - Barbara Bush: "It's Been The Worst Campaign I've Ever Seen In My Life"

    03/06/2012 7:09:50 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 42 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 5, 2012
    "I'm worried about this campaign. Too ugly. I really don't like it, and I think it's too bad, very much, for Mitt Romney," Former First Lady Barbara Bush said on FOX News' "The Five" today. "I think it's been the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life," she said. Bush and her husband, former President George H. W. Bush have endorsed Mitt Romney for the nomination. "I'm worried about this campaign because it's too ugly. I really don't like it. And I think it's too bad and I'm very much for Mitt Romney, as is I guess my husband....
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • George H.W. Bush calls Mitt Romney ‘the best choice’ in 2012 campaign

    12/22/2011 1:18:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/22/11 | Holly Bailey -The Ticket
    Mitt Romney has picked up a major, if still unofficial, endorsement in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Former President George H.W. Bush told the Houston Chronicle he believes Romney is the best candidate in the race—though he stopped short of officially endorsing his 2012 bid. "I think Romney is the best choice for us," Bush told the Houston Chronicle. "I like Perry, but he doesn't seem to be going anywhere; he's not surging forward." The ex-president, who is personally close to Romney, praised the former governor's "stability, experience, principles." "He's mature and reasonable—not a bomb thrower," Bush said,...
  • Romney visits former President George H.W. Bush

    12/01/2011 8:30:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 1, 2011 | Staff
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney met with former President George H.W. Bush Thursday, but Romney aides say no endorsement is coming. The former Massachusetts governor ventured onto the turf of a rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to meet with Bush and his wife, Barbara, in the living room of their Houston home. Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said Romney and the nation's 41st president are friends, but added that the visit doesn't mean Bush will endorse Romney. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said the meeting was a courtesy visit, noting that Bush has met with other GOP presidential hopefuls, including Jon Huntsman.
  • US Government Urges American Citizens to Leave Syria as US Aircraft Carrier Approaches

    11/24/2011 2:02:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    US Government Urges American Citizens to Leave Syria as US Aircraft Carrier Approaches As the violent crackdown against Syrian dissidents continues, the US government is warning all American citizens in the country to leave immediately, according to CBS. Turkish citizens are also being warned to stay out of the country. The US ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, was pulled from that country last month. The U.S. embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available,” began a statement released Wednesday on the embassy website. “The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly...
  • Obama’s Mythical Political Skills Not Enough

    10/25/2011 8:36:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Bloomberg | Oct 24, 2011 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-24/obama-s-mythical-political-skills-won-t-save-him-ramesh-ponnuru.html
  • “Troopathon” Brings Celebrities Together for Pro-Troop Event

    06/20/2011 7:33:43 PM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Troopathon.Org ^ | June 20, 2011 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2011CONTACT: Levi Russell at Levi@FrontlineStrat.com, or (509) 979-6615 “Troopathon” Brings Celebrities Together for Pro-Troop Event&nbsp; GROUP PLANS TO SEND THE BIGGEST SHIPMENT OF CARE PACKAGES EVER&nbsp; &nbsp; Sacramento, CA. -&nbsp;Move America Forward, the nation's largest pro-troop grassroots organization, is preparing to host a start-studded live show that helps send care packages to American soldiers overseas. Hosts Melanie Morgan, Roger Hedgecock, Andrew Breitbart, and S.E. Cupp, will be joined by big-name guests like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Former President George H.W. Bush, Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammar, John Ondrasik, Mike...
  • Optical Illusion

    03/22/2011 7:18:39 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 5 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | March 22, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    President Obama, Vice President Biden and most lawmakers are elsewhere at an inopportune time, punctuated by the sound of missiles over Libya and Geiger counters in Japan. There’s also some disquieting murmurs that the role of America on the global stage is up for grabs. Enough already, says a former politician, who has seen much. “Far be it for me to give President Obama advice. But — and there’s always that ‘but’ — the ‘optics’ aren’t good on this administration,” says Vincent “Buddy” Cianci
  • Bush 41 to endorse Roger Williams

    01/17/2011 10:22:31 AM PST · by Racehorse · 87 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 17 January 2011 | Jason Embry
    Former President George H.W. Bush will endorse Republican Roger Williams this afternoon for the U.S. Senate seat that Kay Bailey Hutchison now holds. The race to succeed Hutchison, who is not seeking re-election, has drawn interest from a number of Republicans, including railroad commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is also considering a run. Roger Williams is a Weatherford car dealer and former Texas secretary of state who was a major Republican donor before he was a candidate. The Bush endorsement could give his campaign a nice boost, particularly since the field is crowded and...
  • George H.W. Bush: Romney’s my favorite in 2012

    11/23/2010 12:21:23 PM PST · by WebFocus · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/2010 | Allahpundit
    Short of a crown physically being placed on Mitt’s head, this is as close as we’re likely to get to an official coronation of him as the establishment choice in the primaries. I was giggling while watching it, trying to imagine his reaction as the most RINO-y president of modern times gives him a very public thumbs up, but actually this shouldn’t hurt much. The base is already lost to him thanks to RomneyCare, so the best he can hope for now is to consolidate his position among centrists/anti-Palinists. And the Bushes did him a major solid on that front:...
  • Union Stagehand Fired for Wearing Bush Hat and Shirt (Wore USS Bush attire at Obama set-up)

    10/22/2010 12:11:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies · 2+ views
    KTLA via BreitbartTV ^ | Friday, October 22, 2010
    YouTube video.A stagehand working on the stage set up for President Obama's appearance in Los Angeles was told to go home when he refused to remove his hat and shirt honoring the aircraft carrier named USS George H. W. Bush. His son is in the US Navy and serves on the ship.Link to the USS George H.W. Bush website
  • Hateful Me, Loving Liberals And Filty, Parasitic Human Infants

    09/08/2010 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | September 8, 2010 | Don Feder
    At the outset, two points to bear in mind: 1. Dissent infuriates liberals. 2. As far as they’re concerned, everyone’s business is their business. When my wife returned to our car in the parking lot of B.J.’s, there was a note on the windshield: “How sad that someone filled with so much hate has a child. May God bless and forgive you.” Here’s looking down at you, kid. The verdict (doubtless from someone who considers herself non-judgmental) was prompted by anti-Obama bumper stickers and a child’s car seat, which the snoop spotted. That she was looking in our car is...
  • Aftermath'--William Shatner interviews Ruby Ridge massacre survivor

    09/08/2010 1:45:28 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 120 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | September 8th, 2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    This report delineates the various atrocities--and their consequences--committed at the hands of a rogue federal government. The gist of the atrocities committed in the government-initiated massacre can be summed up in the words of the FBI Deputy Assistant Director Danny Coulson, who wrote the following memo at the time: 'Memo: OPR 004477 Something to Consider 1. Charge against Weaver is Bull $@it. 2. No one saw Weaver do any shooting. 3. Vicki has no charges against her. 4. Weaver's defense. He ran down the hill to see what dog was barking at. Some guys in camys shot his dog. Started...
  • The Election of 1992: Recession and the Perot Factor

    09/04/2010 9:16:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/24182/the_election_of_1992_recession_and.html?cat=37
    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.
  • George H. Bush, torpedo bomber pilot

    09/02/2010 2:03:09 PM PDT · by Michael Zak · 36 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 2, 2010 | Michael Zak
    George H. Bush, at the age of eighteen, became the youngest pilot in the U.S. Navy. He learned to fly a three-man torpedo bomber and named his plane for his fiance, Barbara. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS San Jacinto. On this day in 1944, Lt. Bush's squadron attacked Japanese radar installations on the island of Chichi Jima. His plane was hit by an anti-aircraft gun, setting it on fire.
  • USS George H.W. Bush Hosts Namesake

    07/15/2010 7:53:03 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    Naviy.mil ^ | 7/15/2010 | Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Scott St. Clair
    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), the Navy's 10th and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, received a visit from its namesake, former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, while underway July 14. Bush and Barbara were escorted on board by Adm. J.C. Harvey, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. During his two-day visit to the aircraft carrier, Bush toured the ship, observing day-to-day operations and spending time with the crew, as well as taking part in a reenlistment ceremony for nearly 60 Sailors, which he said was an honor. "I am proud of every man and woman on...
  • Obama's Supermarket-Scanner Moment: I Don't Know How To Work an iPod

    05/09/2010 11:09:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies · 1,318+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember when the MSM went crazy over [and likely exaggerated] George H.W.'s supposed unfamiliarity with a supermarket scanner? Pres. Obama has now had his supermarket-scanner moment, claiming he doesn't know how to operate an iPod, among other popular electronic devices. Do you think the MSM will pick on this in the same way to paint a portrait of an out-of-touch president? Addressing the graduating class at Hampton University today, PBO said: "With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather...
  • Poppy Gets Advanced Degree

    01/22/2010 7:59:02 AM PST · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 461+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Poppy Gets Advanced Degree Malcolm A. Kline, January 22, 2010 Believe it or not, a Republican president may be benefiting from some revisionist history. Indeed, the academic literature on George Herbert Walker Bush, although brief, like his presidency, is mostly, so far, laudatory. “That the United States avoided another great power conflict from 1945-1992 is a testament to the stewardship of Presidents from Truman through George H. W. Bush,” Berkeley law professor John Yoo writes in Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush. “Nine American Presidents from different parties, over half a...
  • Bush 41 Calls Maddow and Olbermann “Sick Puppies”

    10/19/2009 10:19:25 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 13 replies · 1,219+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 19, 2009 | Paul Cooper
    The 41st President of the United States joins NewsReal in the goal of “keeping the cable guys honest.” He has recognized and called out both Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann for being “sick puppies” for their vicious style of personal attacks. We at NewsReal having been pointing out the false journalism of those two since our inception. Here’s a video with part of his quote and Maddow and Olbermann’s response
  • George H.W. Bush Slip: "Some Of You May Have Gotten My Ass E-Mails" (2 Videos)

    10/16/2009 11:17:38 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 758+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 10/17/09 | talkradio03
    2 Videos of the Former President, first a Gaffe on stage at Texas A&M before introducing Obama + Bush calls out Olbermann and Maddow on CBS Radio,(Video/Audio)
  • Former President George H.W. Bush: Olbermann, Maddow 'A Couple of Sick Puppies'

    10/16/2009 7:05:21 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 1,799+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 16, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Perhaps the 41st president still has it in him - at least when it comes to the left crying foul about the so-called uncivil political discourse on right, but being equally if not worse on the left, particularly on MSNBC, the so-called "Place for Politics." In an interview on Oct. 16 with CBS Radio, former President George H.W. Bush took a very critical tact with MSNBC hosts Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow, deeming them "a couple of sick puppies." (via MSNBC's Oct. 16 "The Rachel Maddow Show") "I don't like it," Bush said. "I think the cables have a lot...
  • Caption George H.W. Bush Skydiving

    06/12/2009 2:53:46 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 45 replies · 1,610+ views
    Former President George H. W. Bush rides tandem with Sgt. Michael Elliott of the Army Golden Knights parachute team as he celebrates his 85th birthday with a parachute jump, Friday, June 12, 2009, over Kennebunkport, Maine. Former President George W. Bush, left, and his wife, Laura, wave to spectators before watching his father, former President George H. W. Bush make a parachute jump to celebrates his 85th birthday, Friday, June 12, 2009, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • Happy Birthday: Elder Bush ready for latest skydive

    06/12/2009 4:11:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies · 613+ views
    bizjournals ^ | June 11, 2009, | Greg Barr
    President George H.W. Bush is set to soar through the heavens yet again. The octogenarian former Commander-in-Chief and 41st U.S. president will strap on a parachute for a tandem skydive June 12 to celebrate his 85th birthday. Bush will leap out of an aircraft with the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team in the skies above Kennebunkport, Maine, joined by Robin Meade, a news anchor with HLN, the cable news channel affiliated with CNN formerly known as Headline News.
  • Former President Bush Visits Namesake Aircraft Carrier(Photo thread)

    05/27/2009 11:28:57 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 37 replies · 1,196+ views
    United States Navy ^ | 27 May 2009 | USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs
    Former President Bush Visits Namesake Aircraft Carrier Story Number: NNS090527-04 Release Date: 5/27/2009 10:50:00 AM From USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, At Sea (NNS) -- The USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) namesake -- former President George H.W. Bush -- and the ship's sponsor visited the Navy's newest aircraft carrier May 26-27 to observe flight operations during the ship's underway period in the Atlantic Ocean. "It is the greatest honor of my life to be the [ship's] sponsor, so thank you for letting me have that opportunity," said Doro Bush Koch, the former president's daughter...
  • Conservatives: Would you vote for this man for President?

    05/14/2009 7:54:47 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 104 replies · 3,126+ views
    Here goes: This presidential candidate talks pro-life, but has a mixed record on abortion, including passing legislation as governor removing restrictions on abortion. In addition, the person he wants as VP is outspoken in his support of pro-choice, warning against candidates who would throw women back into back alley clinics. He talks about Christian faith, but also openly admits he very rarely goes to church. He has been a supporter of 2nd amendment rights, but also openly endorsed the Brady Bill. He wants to balance the budget partly by tax cuts, but mostly by cutting spending back to around 19%...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • President George H. W. Bush Speaks at Commissioning of the USS George H. W. Bush - Video 1/10/09

    01/10/2009 5:30:42 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 419+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here are remarks delivered by former President George H. W. Bush today the commissioning of the new U.S. Aircraft Carrier bearing his name - the USS George H. W. Bush. Current President George W. Bush also spoke at the commissioning. . . . (watch video)
  • Navy to commission CVN-77, USS George H.W. Bush

    01/10/2009 6:19:47 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 60 replies · 3,843+ views
    WashTimes ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2009 | Sara A. Carter
    Former President George H. W. Bush will be honored for his military career when the U.S. Navy commissions its new aircraft carrier Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk. The president's son, President Bush, will speak as the Navy commissions the 1,092-foot CVN-77, which will be named the USS George H.W. Bush. "The president is honored to participate in the commissioning of the USS George H.W. Bush both as the commander in chief and as a proud son," White House spokesman Carlton F. Carroll told The Washington Times. On Friday, workers finished the last details on the nuclear-powered carrier, which towers 20...
  • *Commissioning USS George H.W.Bush LIVE on C-SPAN*

    01/10/2009 9:20:06 AM PST · by Syncro · 56 replies · 1,821+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | Jan 10, 2009 | Syncro
    Tune in now, it's in the middle of the ceremony at this time.
  • Wrong, Rachel: Maddow Claims Clinton Inherited 'Economic Downturn' From H.W.

    01/07/2009 7:02:03 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 771+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maybe Rachel Maddow watched one too many clips of Bill Clinton during the '92 campaign claiming George H.W. had "driven the economy into a ditch" and that things were as bad as they'd been since the Depression. In the course of trying to lower expectations for Obama to the max on her show tonight, and tracing the history of the economies previous presidents inherited, Maddow claimed that "Clinton took the oath during an economic downturn." Uh, no. He took office in the midst of an economy that was growing at a "fast pace." But don't take my word for it....
  • Navy to Commission Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush

    01/07/2009 12:46:34 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies · 4,505+ views
    Faxts News Australia ^ | January 1, 2009 | Staff
    The Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush will be commissioned Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. President George W. Bush will deliver the principal address. Dorothy "Doro" Bush Koch, daughter of the ship's namesake, is the ship's sponsor. In the time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to "man our ship and bring her to life!" The lastNimitz-class aircraft carrier is named to honor World War II naval aviator and America's 41st president George H. W. Bush. Born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Mass., Bush began...
  • Ronald Reagan's BIGGEST Mistake....is

    11/06/2008 3:27:18 PM PST · by Bob Eimiller · 78 replies · 3,954+ views
    My Keyboard ^ | 10/6/2008 | Robert Eimiller
    Ronald Reagan is one of the greatest Presidents in history, but I now realize nobody is perfect. There is no way he could have foreseen or even imagined that his first and most important decision would sow the seeds of Marxism in America.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 07-03-08

    07/03/2008 6:28:17 PM PDT · by snugs · 52 replies · 1,245+ views
    Today the President attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The nearly one billion dollar project will expand the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland, and lead to the closure of the current Walter Reed Army Medical Center just five miles away in Washington. In the afternoon he went for a bike ride at Bethesda. Pray for President Bush -- Day 2850
  • A Day in The Life of President Bush...04-07-08..photos and news

    04/07/2008 6:02:41 PM PDT · by snugs · 47 replies · 118+ views
    The President and the First Lady returned to Washington on Sunday as did Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from the NATO Sumit in Europe. Today the President spoke about the Colombia Free Trade Agreement and signed a letter to Congress on the matter.Click here for further details The President also hosted a ceremony honoring members of the NCAA football champion LSU Tigers at the White House. The President also met with small and medium business owners in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Pray for President Bush -- Day 2762 Secretary of State...
  • 'Keep marching on,' Huckabee says, despite Wisconsin loss

    02/20/2008 2:04:57 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 50 replies · 1,426+ views
    Springdale Morning News ^ | February 19, 2008 | Rob Moritz
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee vowed Tuesday to continue his campaign for the White House despite another loss to presumptive nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain in the Wisconsin GOP primary. "It's not about ego," Huckabee told reporters at the Peabody Hotel after he telephoned McCain to congratulate him on winning the Wisconsin primary. "Let me assure you that my ego doesn't enjoy these kind of evenings where we don't win the primary election," he said, adding there are several issues, such as pro-life and taxes, he wants to continue to speak out on and hopes to do so at the...
  • 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...