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Former President George W. Bush says ride 'uplifting'(honoring veterans)
Amarillo Globe-News ^

Posted on 04/29/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by fabrizio

“Riding with our vets is an uplifting experience,” Bush said. “It is an awesome feeling and an honor to be here with them.”

Bush spent about a half-hour speaking with riders and taking photographs before traveling in his motorcade to the Courtyard by Marriott at the Historic Fisk Building in downtown Amarillo. The three-day event is a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride aimed at honoring veterans seriously wounded in the war on terrorism as well as support groups.

The ex-president pedaled along 13.3 miles of rugged canyon trails with about 20 veterans, many them riding with prosthetic arms or legs, as temperatures hovered near 100.

Mike McNaughton, who served 10 years in the Army and three in the National Guard, lost his right leg and some fingers while clearing land mines during a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.

[...]Like other veterans, McNaughton said he was heartened by Bush manning his bike when he could have been collecting hefty fees from speeches instead.

“He is a former president now; he could do a lot of things,” McNaughton said. “He could make a lot of money just on speaking engagements, but he’s always been athletic, he always wanted to do stuff and when you combine it with his love of the military, it’s really nice.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; dubya; veterans; vets
nice short clip at the link.
1 posted on 04/29/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by fabrizio
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To: fabrizio

The Wounded Warrior videos are something you can count on to bring tears to your eyes ~ this morning it was exceptional.


2 posted on 04/29/2012 12:14:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: fabrizio

God Bless Texas!


3 posted on 04/29/2012 12:16:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: fabrizio

Photos, Videos, Stories of the Ride


4 posted on 04/29/2012 12:25:20 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport


5 posted on 04/29/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: fabrizio
Has Clinton ever done anything like this since he left office?

Rhetorical question.

I was more than a little disappointed with Bush's second term but I sure miss him now.

6 posted on 04/29/2012 12:30:53 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 20 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: SamAdams76

he’s a good man.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: fabrizio
“Riding with our vets is an uplifting experience,” Bush said. “It is an awesome feeling and an honor to be here with them.”

If the halfrican, communist, mooslimb, prick had a motorbike and made this ride, he would have said, "Our vets riding behind me is an uplifting experience for them". "I know that it is an awesome feeling and an honor for them to be here with me". obama said that he felt that if they veterans had more real body parts, that he'd have still beat them.

While the wounded veternas were using their custom built mountain bikes, obama was riding a :


8 posted on 04/29/2012 12:39:28 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: fabrizio

My idea of a great time!


9 posted on 04/29/2012 12:40:30 PM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: fabrizio
Bush plays golf with the vets too.

He never lied when he honored the troops over and over again while in office.

He meant every word he said.

10 posted on 04/29/2012 12:41:44 PM PDT by what's up
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To: bravo whiskey

My respect for him increased 100%.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 12:49:02 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: mylife

>>God Bless Texas!

 At least the W part anyhow.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 12:49:14 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: what's up

“He meant every word he said.”

While the 0 has never meant ANY word he says!


13 posted on 04/29/2012 12:55:54 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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To: fabrizio
I just got back from a 1100+ mile trip to Palo Duro, my intention was to see W and the warriors. Mechanical problems left me too late Friday to see anything but beautiful Palo Duro Canyon and most of Saturday was spent at the local Harley shop.

Still I was there in spirit, which in hind sight would have been a lot cheaper than $500 worth of repairs and two days on the road.

14 posted on 04/29/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: deport

Many photos of W helping riders up some technical ascents, many more photos of some very technical trails.

I can only compare this to Obama helping Henry Louis Gates down the White House steps (what! you sayin’ that it was that cracka racis police sergeant helpin’ him?), or riding a metrosexual bike wearing mom jeans.


15 posted on 04/29/2012 1:51:05 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Your memory is foggy. Obama didn’t help Gates down the steps. The police officer did!


16 posted on 04/29/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Your memory is foggy. Obama didn’t help Gates down the steps. The police officer did!


Irony abounds in the post you are referencing.....


17 posted on 04/29/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: fabrizio

God Bless President George W. Bush.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 2:44:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: fabrizio

Thank God I had the privilege of having President Bush as my Commander in Chief for my tours in Iraq. My combat tours rendered me 100% disabled but would do it again because I believed in our mission. President Bush was right...sorry demorats.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 3:01:11 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: SamAdams76
Has Clinton ever done anything like this since he left office?

Not even before his bum ticker.

20 posted on 04/29/2012 4:09:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: fabrizio

One of the first things out of Bush’s mouth was, “it wasn’t about him”
Whatever, issues I have had with Mr Bush I believe him to be a good man.
Could you imagine Odumba saying an event wasn’t about himself.
He would likely take credit for it.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 5:55:23 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: luvbach1

Has Clinton ever done anything like this since he left office?

Not even before his bum ticker.

You mean his Big Mac attack..:)


22 posted on 04/29/2012 5:57:27 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Leep

Dang edit... on one small sentence no less:

You mean before his Big Mac attack..:?


23 posted on 04/29/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: fabrizio

Bump. Thanks for posting.


24 posted on 04/29/2012 5:59:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: what's up; fabrizio
He never lied when he honored the troops over and over again while in office.

Those troops miss him now.

25 posted on 04/29/2012 6:08:27 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Kirkwood

My fault - I forgot the sarcasm tag.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 7:09:56 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: fabrizio

God Bless Our Warriors..God Bless President Bush


27 posted on 04/29/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

National Military Appreciation Month (May 2012) includes Loyalty Day (1st), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (11th), VE Day(8th), Armed Forces Day (19th), and Memorial Day (30th). This very important month honors, remembers, recognizes and appreciates all military personnel; those men and women who have served throughout our history and all who now serve in uniform and their families as well as those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our freedoms we all enjoy today.

http://www.nmam.org/about.htm

How do I Show My Americanism on Loyalty Day?

By Paul Ramone, eHow Contributor | updated April 03, 2012

Read more: How do I Show My Americanism on Loyalty Day?

http://www.ehow.com/how_6871105_do-show-americanism-loyalty-day_.html


28 posted on 04/30/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo; All

“How do I Show My Americanism on Loyalty Day?”

I was thinking that if I saw some Occupoopers keeping me from getting to work this morning, or going home by blocking my commute...

I’d speed up...;-)


29 posted on 05/01/2012 6:04:42 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Occupy the Gun Range!!!)
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