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  • Bush Funeral Raises Question: Who Will Speak for Trump?

    12/09/2018 10:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- Who will speak for President Donald Trump at his state funeral, far in the future though it should be? That must be what the 45th president was thinking as he sat in the front pew at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. Bush was eulogized by a man of words, a foreign world leader, a onetime ally in Congress and his eldest son -- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Bush biographer Jon Meacham, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and son and former president George W. Bush. Is there a scribe...
  • The Most Successful One-Term President

    12/07/2018 7:56:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Michael Barone
    George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time." So said two not impartial sources -- the late president's vice president, Dan Quayle, and his Houston friend and secretary of state, who was with him at the end, James Baker. But their assessments are entirely defensible. The toughest one-term competitor was President James K. Polk, who achieved all four of his goals -- gaining the Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, establishing an independent treasury and lowering...
  • Classy Bush Funeral Reminds Us of Just How Awful the McCain Family Is

    12/06/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by LavaDog · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/06/2018 | John Nolte
    Whatever you might think of the Bush dynasty’s legacy, no one can ever accuse the family of not showing class and decency. And their sterling example of this, while saying goodbye to their beloved patriarch, has also served as an important reminder of just how awful the McCain family is.
  • William Barr, H.W. Bush-era attorney general, eyed as possible Sessions successor

    12/06/2018 11:14:08 AM PST · by libstripper · 71 replies
    Folx News ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | John Roberts, Ales Pappas
    President Trump wants to nominate William Barr, the George H.W. Bush-era leader of the Justice Department, as his next attorney general, sources told Fox News.
  • Come On: Nets Made Bush’s Funeral About Trump’s Behavior

    12/06/2018 4:43:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 6, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    They just couldn’t help themselves. During their Wednesday evening reports on the deeply touching and emotional funeral service for the late President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC had to get in their digs against President Trump for his behavior (or lack thereof). One even touted how Trump managed to keep his mouth shut about Bush all week. In the midst of their stories on the funeral service, both ABC and CBS noted the tension between President Trump and the Clintons. “The Trumps and Clintons did not shake hands,” reported CBS Evening News...
  • We Voted for Trump to Save the Country the Bush Family Represents

    12/06/2018 12:09:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Rush Limbagh
    RUSH: Here is Patrick in Brecksville, Ohio. Great to have you, sir. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? Mega dittos, 1991 dittos. You know, with the Bush funeral, I’ve had a real hard time, you know, kind of feeling my normal grief or normal respect for him. I respect him. I think he was a fantastic man. But given how cynical I’ve become on so many things and sort of his lack of fighting back and what the Republicans have done over the last 40 years, I find it really hard now to have as much, you know, respect or...
  • Every President Recited The Apostles’ Creed Except Trump, And People Definitely Noticed

    12/06/2018 11:52:12 AM PST · by I got the rope · 234 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/6/2018 | Ed Mazza
    People on Twitter are calling out President Donald Trump for failing to recite the Apostles’ Creed at the funeral for former President George H. W. Bush on Wednesday. Footage from the event shows much of the church, including the former presidents seated with Trump, standing to recite the profession of faith.
  • George H.W. Bush and Vascular Parkinsonism

    12/06/2018 11:26:01 AM PST · by Western Phil · 13 replies
    Dr. Mirkin's free FITNESS & HEALTH NEWSLETTER ^ | Dec. 6, 2018 | Dr. Gabe Mirkin
    On November 30, 2018, George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, died of vascular Parkinsonism, a disease with many of the same risk factors as those for strokes and a heart attack. However, he did not have the two major risk factors for heart attacks: He was not overweight and he exercised regularly (and vigorously, at least in his younger days). -snip- details -snip_ He Did Everything Right Readers of my biographical articles on the deaths of notable people often comment on how frequently I criticize my subjects for their self-destructive lifestyle choices -- lack of exercise, a...
  • At George H.W. Bush's funeral, Trump, Clintons don't shake hands

    12/05/2018 8:03:27 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05 DEC 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    President Trump exchanged greetings with his predecessor Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama after arriving at George H.W. Bush ’s funeral Wednesday, but there was a noticeable lack of warmth between the commander-in-chief and the woman he defeated to win the White House. Bush’s funeral brought together all of the living former presidents – Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter – as well as Trump and first lady Melania Trump. The pair was seated in the front row of the Washington National Cathedral next to the Obamas. Trump shook hands with Obama and former first...
  • Chris Cuomo Calls Fellow CNN Anchor 'Petty and Small' for His Comments About Trump at Bush Funeral

    12/06/2018 9:56:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Trump and first lady Melania Trump took their place in the front row at President George H. W. Bush's funeral at National Cathedral yesterday morning, right next to the Obamas. It was a bit awkward considering the past war of words between the two couples. Trump has accused Obama of authoring some of the worst deals the U.S. has ever signed and is currently upending his predecessor's legacy, while Obama has sounded off on Trump's policies. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama wrote some unflattering things about 45 in her new book, including how she'll never forgive him for his role in...
  • Corrosive Hatred of the Washington Post Tries to Steal Bush Eulogy

    12/06/2018 9:38:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/18 | Judi McLeod
    There is no light coming from the Washington Post, but only the kind of darkness that corrosive hatred brings The Washington Post headline on the Bush funeral shouts volumes: ‘Bush funeral: Trump sits with fellow presidents but still stands alone’. WaPo wants a grieving world to believe that “from the moment he crossed the transept of the soaring Washington National Cathedral, tore off his overcoat and took his seat in the front pew, President Trump was an outsider.” Wrong: Donald Trump “was an outsider” from the day he won the 2016 presidential election, something the mainstream and social media saw...
  • Fans applaud 'extraordinary' Ronan Tynan performance at George HW Bush's funeral

    12/06/2018 8:54:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Irish Post ^ | December 05, 2018 | Jack Beresford
    IRISH TENOR Ronan Tynan delivered another moving, powerful performance that touched onlookers far and wide at the state funeral of George HW Bush. The performance came just days after Tynan paid a special visit to the bedside of the 41st President in the final few hours of his life. Surrounded by friends and family, Bush could be seen reportedly mouthing along as Tynan sang Silent Night and an Irish Gaelic song for a man who held him in the highest esteem. Tynan's close relationship with the Bush family is well documented. The 58-year-old Kilkenny-born vocalist performed at the 8th birthday...
  • Senator Alan Simpson will Speak Today at G.H.B.'s Tribute

    12/05/2018 8:39:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 12/5/18 | self
    Alan Simpson will speak today at George H. Bush’s tribute. His speech will be likely heart felt and perhaps sometimes light-hearted. Here are some of his funnier lines from the past._____________ “I watch Republicans, they give each other the saliva test of purity, and then they lose and they bitch for four years.” — — On the need for a socially tolerant, big tent Republican Party, in a Feb. 2012 interview with CBS’s Bob Schieffer. “[Social Security is] a milk cow with 310 million tits.” — in an August 2010 email, which he later apologized for. “If this had happened...
  • In eulogy, Alan Simpson praises George H.W. Bush for raising taxes (after "read my lips")

    12/05/2018 11:37:27 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 05, 2018 01:35 PM | Philip Klein
    Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson on Wednesday used his eulogy of George H.W. Bush as an opportunity to praise the former president for agreeing to raise taxes despite campaigning against it as a candidate. Simpson, who co-chaired a 2010 commission aimed at reducing the debt through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, recounted how Bush came to support a 1990 budget deal that raised taxes. “Congressional participants drafted a remarkable bill that dealt with two-year budgeting, entitlement reform, comprehensive and catastrophic healthcare, Social Security solvency, and much more,” he said. “But it required a critical ingredient called 'revenue,'...
  • The Bushes: Back on the Media's Good Graces

    12/05/2018 3:06:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The death of former president George Herbert Walker Bush created a calm oasis of civil discourse, if only for a couple of minutes. It was appropriate to salute this man's kindness and statesmanship, even if you disagreed with him passionately, as many conservatives did. And yet, it's a bit odd that pundits suddenly remember the kinder, gentler noblesse oblige of Bush's presidency. This from the same industry that mocked him during his vice presidential days as having put "his manhood in a blind trust," to quote the comic strip "Doonesbury." As with former President Ronald Reagan, there is a vast...
  • BUSH'S FINEST 30 SECONDS: THE WILLIE HORTON AD

    12/05/2018 4:19:28 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 5 Dec 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The press in America is even worse than we imagine. We sense that they're biased and stunningly incompetent. They are those things, but so much more. Our media's version of the news is mathematically and precisely the opposite of the truth. The death and burial of George H.W. Bush is only the latest example. In the puffery and revisionism that accompany funerals, the man who gave us David Souter, an unnecessary war, tax hikes he promised not to impose and the Americans With Disabilities Act (aka The Destruction of Small Libraries Throughout New England Act) has been elevated to saintlike...
  • George H.W. Bush Was a Steward of Stability

    12/05/2018 5:26:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    There are a few movie scenes guaranteed to put a lump in my throat every time. Near the top of the list is the end of "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II masterpiece. Earlier, in a climactic battle scene, a dying Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) tells Pvt. Ryan (Matt Damon) to "earn this, earn it." Translation: Live a life worthy of the sacrifice so many made for you. In the final scene, decades later, an elderly Ryan visits Miller's grave in Normandy, France, and tells the headstone that he's remembered Miller's plea every day since. "I hope that...
  • Limbaugh outs mainstream media over its ‘phony’ praise of George H. W. Bush

    12/05/2018 3:26:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/5/18 | USA Features
    Fake News: Since the passing of former President George H. W. Bush, the so-called “mainstream media” has come out in praise of the man and his leadership, but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the 1980s and early 1990s, when Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bush were in office, the Leftist mainstream media was vicious, accusatory, and lacking in any praise whatsoever — just like they are today when it comes to POTUS Donald Trump. The reason? Republican presidents don’t get a pass like Democrat presidents do. And talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh called them out for their “phony”...
  • This is how the 'missing man formation' honors fallen pilots

    12/05/2018 11:56:08 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies
    https://www.wearethemighty.com ^ | 04/23/2018 | Shannon Corbiel
    Video at link (0.26) I really only posted this to see if anyone can tell me where to find video of the 21 jet flyover at the Bush funeral? He is deserving of such a tribute, and I expect it to be awesome!
  • Bush Was Born Into Exceptional Wealth. Here's What We Know About the Fortune He's Leaving Behind

    12/04/2018 5:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | December 3, 2018 | Brad Tuttle, Money
    George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd president George W. Bush, died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94. He passed away less than eight months after his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, died at the age of 92. The former president will lie in state in U.S. Capitol from Monday to Wednesday. There will be a state funeral for George H.W. Bush on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral, and a memorial service for the former president will be held on Thursday in Houston. He will be laid to rest at...