Friday, November 30, 2018

Farewell, Mr. President.

President George H. W. Bush died tonight.  He was 94 years old. 


Anonymous said...

He was a true patriot. Godspeed Mr. President.

Anonymous said...

You guys see Trump trying to butter up the family on Twitter. He is going to be so embrassed when he is asked to stay away from the service.

Anonymous said...

What a loser....what...he dies and we have to be nice?

I like people who live

Anonymous said...

He was a man who loved his country and his family. He was the embodiment of a patriotic American. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

people tend to forget----it was NOT the economy or "read my lips" re no new taxes that made Bush a one term President!!! It was ROSS PEROT that split the vote and gave us Bill Clinton and started us on the Highway to Hell!!! RIP MR Bush!!

Anonymous said...

Part of the Greatest Generation, Indeed! So many of that generation overcame overwhelming odds and made this country the mightiest nation in the world. Many had no electricity or indoor plumbing, went to school with no heat or AC, walked to school or got there by any means necessary, heeded the call for their country and did their duty.

I looked at the images of what my father brought home from fighting in the South Pacific and wonder what was going through his mind at only 17 years of age. Our nation fought on TWO fronts! Yes TWO!!! And overcame the enemy, made allies from the defeated, rebuilt their countries and w now know that our parents and grandparents truly wanted peace after the death and destruction they saw. The families at home pulled together, didn’t feel sorry for themselves and did their parts also to make this happen. We are losing our vets at an alarming rate. May they all have a great place in heaven.

I have yet (9:00 am) seen a local media news station carrying this on my mobile device. Shameful, although they are showing it on their morning programs.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what I feel about the Bushes and their brand ..

Anonymous said...

Trump must have promised to keep his mouth shut, they invited him to funeral.

Anonymous said...

9:34 How about sympathy and condolences for their loss?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Bush truly was a patriot and, in retrospect, a decent President who did his best to serve his country, ethically and without personal gain. My father enlisted in the Army at age 17, too, and fought in France. He passed away last year at age 93. I think that all our veterans of all wars are great generations of people and truly thank them for their service.

RIP, Mr. Bush.

Anonymous said...

A timely reminder that Donald Trump is probably aware of the Iran Contra pardons.

On December 24, 1992, President George H.W. Bush granted pardons to six defendants in the Iran-Contra Affairs. The defendants were Elliott Abrams, a former assistant secretary of state for Central America; former National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane; former CIA officials Duane Clarridge, Alan Fiers, and Clair George; and former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

Prior to these pardons, Abrams had pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges leading to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service; McFarlane pleaded guilty to one felony charge and received two years of probation; Fiers pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was given one year of probation and 100 hours community service; and George had been found guilty of two felony charges but had not yet been sentenced.

However, Bush issued the pardons of Clarridge and Weinberger preemptively, a move reminiscent of President Gerald Ford's pardon of his predecessor, Richard Nixon, following the Watergate scandal. According to the Independent Counsel, the pardon of an official as high-ranking as Weinberger, whose trial was scheduled to begin on January 5, 1993, raised questions as to what Bush might have hoped to conceal. Walsh had intended to call Bush as a witness in the trial, although Weinberger denied that any of his notes from meetings dealing with Iran-Contra contradicted past statements by Bush and former President Ronald Reagan.

In defense of these six pardons, Bush stated, “[The] common denominator of their motivation—whether their actions were right or wrong—was patriotism.” He criticized the years-long investigation run by Walsh as reflective of “what I believe is a profoundly troubling development in the political and legal climate of our country: the criminalization of policy differences.”

This time it will be different.

Anonymous said...

41 was very instrumental in bringing down the Iron Curtain and ending the Cold War. Reagan is known for his Berlin Speech - "...tear down this wall...," but 41 tied the ribbon.

The "new taxes" happened after the Dems promised that they would build the border wall, but they lied.

41 was a true patriot. He gave his whole adult life to public service, including being the youngest Navy pilot at 18 years old. That alone is very remarkable.

It's easy for you keyboard naysayers to find negatives, but that is true with everyone. He wasn't perfect, but he was a true patriot.


Anonymous said...

8:50 am Ross Perot peeled 50% of his votes from Bush, and 50% from Clinton. There is no telling who would have won if he was not in the race.

Anonymous said...

The best of Americans. A selfless patriot who could have avoided war and public service at many levels. He gave of himself and he served us well. He wasn’t perfect, but he gave the best of himself through grace and dignity.

Godspeed, sir. May you rest in eternal peace with your loving Lord.

Anonymous said...

2:27—wo Perot Bush wins in a walk!! That’s REALLY not the point—people (esp in Ms) don’t have a CLUE about the law of unintended consequences—MS damn near pulled defeat from the jaws of victory in our recent senate race as a result of splitting the vote —-IDIOTS!!🤬🤯😤

Anonymous said...

227, you are the only punter that has come to that conclusion in the last 25 years. Thank you for your in-depth, although incorrect, detailed analysis.

Anonymous said...

Bush was not nearly as nice as he will be remembered. As a cia operative in the White House, he was overseeing assassinations, drug smuggling in Central America, torture, etc. that his family fortune came from profiteering from trade with nazis is even more sickening.

Anonymous said...

752, if you need a new tinfoil hat, with good antennas attached, I saw several available on EBAY following the Nov 6th beat down of Chris McDaniel. I'm sure they have one in your size.

Anonymous said...

2:27 PM is dead balls wrong! When Dems realized their boy Clinton could win, they chose ole slick! Without Perot, Bush 41 gets a 2nd term and most Americans today might not have ever heard of Osama Bin Laden (4:30 PM is correct regarding the law of unintended consequences and we Perot supporters have to live with those wasted votes).

B41 was a foreign policy genius. The Gulf war coalition, execution, and equally important, our getting the hell out of Iraq was pure historical greatness.

Domestically he tried to have it both ways though and learned, and reminded us, that you just can’t deal with that ole Leftist Devil. B41’s tax increases and appointment of Leftist David Souter to the SCOTUS sealed his failure at home.

B43 on the other hand was a foreign policy disaster. Without the manufactured WMO crises taking us into Iraq, the full focus of our military could have been aimed squarely at Afghanistan and B43 could have gotten bin Laden while crushing Al Qaeda in a timely manner (more unintended consequences).

At home 43’s dismantling of the budget SURPLUS with tax cuts for hedge fund managers and other super rich was nothing short of sinful. But, he did give us two great SCOTUS picks, both in his 2nd term!

His 2nd term SCOTUS picks should have an incredible impact on our country for decades to come. Thankfully we gave B43 a 2nd term. With a spoiled rotten dumbed down generation of millennials ignorant enough to elect a ding bat like Ocasio-Cortez, one can only imagine where we would be had Kerry been elected instead of B43 and made those two SCOTUS picks.

Louis LeFleur said...

I supported GHWB in the primaries when he was running against Reagan, primarily for calling Reaganonics "vudoo economics". Then we he agreed to be Reagan's VP, I considered him a turncoat and swore to never vote for him. Then I grew up and realized how naive I had been. He was a truly great man, the likes of which we may never again see in a president.

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