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  • The Bush Tax Betrayal

    12/11/2018 2:58:39 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/18 | Stephen Moore
    The eulogies for George H.W. Bush keep rolling in, and a great American hero's life has been given proper tribute. But there has also been a rewriting of history about the Bush presidency that needs to be cleared up. Liberals love Bush for the very tax increase betrayal that destroyed his presidency. This was the official end of the Reagan era. This was not just the political blunder of the half-century, it was a fiscal policy catastrophe. Most readers under the age of 40 have no idea the real story of what happened. What the history books are writing is...
  • Dana Carvey Remembers George Bush, From Muse to Friend

    12/09/2018 5:52:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Dana Carvey
    Late on Nov. 8, 1988, the phone rang. I answered, and a familiar voice said: “Well, congratulations. You won.” “I won? What do you mean I won?” “Bush won, so you won,” he answered. “Jon?” “YES, it’s me! JON LOVITZ! And NOW YOU are going to be the president on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the next four years. HAPPY NOW?” On “Saturday Night Live,” your friend’s defeat can be your victory. Comedians can be insanely competitive — the reason “class clown” is singular is because if there were two class clowns, one clown would ultimately kill the other clown.
  • A Family of Secrets

    12/08/2018 4:39:57 AM PST · by stratous · 11 replies
    Who What Were.com ^ | Dec 7 2018 | Jeff Schechtman
    While President Donald Trump has used truculence, bluster, populism, and manufactured division to hide the true nature of his agenda, George Herbert Walker Bush used manners, civility, and grace to hide the truth of his and his family’s agenda. Both are very similar in their objectives. Both have enabled the continued transfer of wealth to the upper echelons of society. Both have sought to protect the interests of corporations and rich friends. But as we witnessed this week, Bush and the Bush family were far more effective with honey than with vinegar. To wrap up this week of seemingly non-stop...
  • Bush Funeral Illustrates Usefulness of Liberal Republicans to the Left

    12/07/2018 2:10:26 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 December 2018 | Steve Byas
    Writing in Political World for Yahoo News, liberal writer Matt Bai began his weekly column, supposedly about the death and funeral of the late President George H.W. Bush, talking about the Trump presidency. As he put it, “In this moment, of course, Bush’s death became another opportunity for us all to reflect on … Trump.” For those on the Left, almost any event of any significance is “another opportunity” to trash Trump. Bai's “reflection” is blunt: “Trump, alone among any presidents I can recall, exhibits no obvious sign of underlying goodness.” Bai’s use of the Bush funeral as a way...
  • The Privilege of Being Remembered Like a Dead White Man (BARF)

    12/07/2018 11:29:43 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    The Root ^ | December 3, 2018 | Damon Young
    Did you know that houses owned by black Americans are undervalued by an average of $48,000 per home? Combined, this makes for 156 billion dollars in losses—a discrepancy called a “segregation tax.” I didn’t know this either, until a recent study by the Brookings Institute articulated exactly how pervasive this brand of bias is, and the obvious generational impact of it. If you comb through enough data and listen to enough anecdotes and read enough books and know enough black people, little nuggets of the effects of racism and anti-blackness will continue to reveal themselves, like post-credit Easter eggs when...
  • Jeb Bush Calls George H.W. Bush the 'Greatest Human' as Obama, Trump & More Mourn His Death

    12/07/2018 10:20:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    People Magazine ^ | December 1, 2018 | Maria Pasquini
    Following the death of George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Friday at the age of 94, many politicians and his children shared heartfelt tributes to the late 41st president of the United States. “I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wrote on Twitter Saturday morning. “Love you Dad!” Mere moments after his father’s death was announced, former President George W. Bush also shared a heartwarming tribute to his father and to his parents’ love on Instagram....
  • FLOTUS Friday: Remembrance Edition

    12/07/2018 4:41:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-7-18 | MOTUS
    FLOTUS and President Trump, represented us well this week:First at the Capital Rotunda where George H. W. Bush way lying in state:Later at the state funeral held at the National Cathedral where politics were mostly set aside and the Bushes, Trumps and Obamas all graciously came together to honor George H. W. Bush’s life:Apparently there was not quite enough graciousness to go around:What is it with those crazy eyes?Then again last night, as POTUS and FLOTUS hosted the annual White House Hanukkah celebration where Holocaust survivors were honored and Jewish supporters of the President led a “four more years!” chant...
  • NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Slammed Current Republican Presidents

    12/06/2018 4:42:56 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 5, 2018 | David Rutz
    Shortened title. Full title: NYT Editorials About Deaths of Reagan, Bush Called Them Fortunate in Foreign Policy, Slammed Current Republican Presidents The New York Times editorials about the last two elected Republican presidents to die, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, have strong similarities, calling them both fortunate in their foreign policy victories, comparing them positively to the current GOP office-holders, and bemoaning the negative state of politics under the current commanders in chief. Reagan, the 40th president, died in 2004 at the age of 93, and Bush, his vice-president who succeeded him as the 41st president, died Friday at...
  • 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.
  • From barbers to baristas, sailors' unique jobs below deck help run George H.W. Bush carrier

    12/06/2018 10:26:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WAVY-TV ^ | November 15, 2018 | Michael Marrero
    ATLANTIC OCEAN (WAVY) -- Shy Riggins is no stranger to military life. "My father actually was in the Navy. He always told me stories about his traveling." So when the now Third Class Petty Officer joined the Navy himself, Veterans Day took on a new meaning. "It feels great that people acknowledge we do this for them." He chose to be a become a barber, a role he enjoys. He says the best part of his job is meeting different people, something that comes easy given the location of his barbershop aboard the George H.W. Bush, a Nimitz class aircraft...
  • Vanity - The American Military & the American People. all of them, get it right.

    12/06/2018 6:02:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    The State funerals of Senator, John McCain & FLOTUS, Barbara Bush were proper and dignified, but they were not responded to by large segments of the American people as they should have been. Again, my belief that at the end of life one "reaps, what one sows" and when the First family of POTUS, Donald J. Trump was not officially invited to either funeral, it diminished these two events drastically. However, the Bush family, with great dignity, sense of history and respect, on the passing of Ex-POTUS, George H.W. Bush recognized the need for all of the present and Ex-Presidents...
  • So Long President George H. W. Bush, And Thanks For All the Broccoli

    12/06/2018 5:59:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-6-18 | MOTUS
    As our 41st President, George H. W. Bush, is laid to his final rest today let it be noted that his hatred of broccoli will not die with him:“The man couldn't stomach vegetables, especially broccoli. And by the way, he passed these genetic defects along to us.” - George W. Bush, eulogy of his father George H. W. BushIndeed, GHWB’s deep-seated hatred goes way back, as reported in the NYT in 1990: President Bush declared today that he never, ever, wants to see another sprig of broccoli on his plate, whether he is on Air Force One or at the...
  • Bush remembered fondly at shipyard that built carrier bearing his name

    12/05/2018 6:22:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WVEC ^ | December 4, 2018 | Mike Gooding
    A 96,000-ton testament to the man sails the seven seas today, and will for decades to come. NEWPORT NEWS, Va.(WVEC) — Former President George H.W. Bush is highly thought of in many places around the country, but perhaps nowhere more than in Newport News, where a warship bearing his name was built. Huntington Ingalls Industries' Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer Scott Stabler has many great memories of the nation's 41st president. "He is a guy who really modeled the way a life could be lived," he said. "It was great to be around that, great to see it...
  • Maureen Dowd: George H.W. Bush Called Trump a Curse Word, Threw His Shoe at TV When He Appeared

    12/05/2018 3:17:37 PM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Dec 2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said George H.W. Bush called Donald Trump a curse word and threw his shoe at the television when Trump was on. Dowd said, “I think, you know, that Donald Trump would be incomprehensible to him literally. And even that was 2011, so in our wildest imagination we couldn’t imagine that Trump would be the nominee and that he would, you know, eviscerate H.W.’s dream of Jeb in the White House with two words, ‘low energy.’ All of that was unimaginable.”
  • A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral

    12/05/2018 8:31:33 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | December 4, 2017 | Joshua Barajas
    Friends, family and members of the public are gathering across the country this week to remember former President George H.W. Bush. The Texas Republican, who served as the 41st U.S. president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday at age 94. Bush is survived by five children, including former president George Bush and former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush, and 17 grandchildren...........[snip] Wednesday, Dec. 5 George H.W. Bush’s funeral service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral. The funeral service begins at 10 a.m. ET. Eulogists scheduled to appear include: Jon Meacham, presidential biographer Brian Mulroney, former Canadian...
  • Live: President George H.W. Bush State Funeral Service

    12/05/2018 8:17:16 AM PST · by conservative98 · 292 replies
    CSPAN ^ | December 5, 2018
    DECEMBER 5, 2018 President George H.W. Bush State Funeral Service A National Day of Mourning includes a state funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral. Watch live https://www.c-span.org/video/?455342-1/president-george-hw-bush-state-funeral-service
  • Service Dog ‘Sully’ Proves That Love Conquers All

    12/05/2018 8:14:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/18 | Judi McLeod
    Thank You, God for creating Sully, Beau and all tail-wagging mutts in between, and for having seen bestowed upon them Your Name spelled backwards In the end, love—love of dogs in particular—-conquers all. It is the photo of sad-eyed ‘Sully, the yellow Labrador who nobly shepherded former President George H.W. Bush through the last six months of his life, helping him during the misery of his Parkinson Disease symptoms, that people will remember most. The photo of Sully lying by his late owner’s casket not only went viral over the weekend, it went straight to the human heart.
  • 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...
  • Navy Will Perform Unprecedented 21-Fighter Flyover for Bush Funeral

    12/04/2018 4:59:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    USNI ^ | December 4, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    The Navy will honor former naval aviator and 41st president George H.W. Bush on Thursday with a largest-ever 21-aircraft missing man formation as part of his funeral services in Texas. Thirty F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets departed Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. today ahead of the Dec. 6 internment ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. A naval aviation official told USNI News that a missing man formation of this size is unprecedented and reflects Bush’s legacy as a naval aviator and ongoing relationship with the Navy’s carrier strike group community.
  • Trumps meet privately with George W., Laura Bush to offer condolences (Photo)

    12/04/2018 3:14:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump met privately Tuesday evening with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush on the eve of funeral services for former President George H.W. Bush. The president and first lady traveled via motorcade across the street from the White House to the Blair House, which is used to accommodate guests of honor. They appeared to warmly exchange pleasantries with George W. and Laura Bush before the four entered the building without taking questions. Melania Trump earlier in the day hosted a tour of the White House Christmas decorations for Laura...