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Watching the funeral and learning more about him, I am struck by the contrast of substance, experience, humility and American values between him the bamster. WTF has the bamster ever done interesting other than become president?
Very appropriate for one of only two Presidents that were fighter pilots.
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Ronin thanks for answering him.
And no, junior not being able to hold still for 5 seconds is not a disability.
I was able to watch the ceremony today. It was very moving. An amazing life that I never really knew about. (Although he was the first president I voted for). An amazing man. I often wondered if his experience of having to "hit the silk" during the war lead to his doing those parachute jumps as he got older. A challenge in his youth and a challenge in his later years.
Actually, I learned that very interesting factoid right here. So, thank you, charlie12.
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Interview with the Golden Knight who took him three times.
Just my 2¢
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I served in the Navy under President Bush. Fair winds and following seas Mr. President.
nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
That was in 2002, when the younger Bush was president. Pretty sure that's to whom he was referring.
"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
A very dignified service. RIP Mr. President.
Saw parts of it, and quite agree.
I always thought it unfair he was at best given a nodding acknowledgement for German re-unification compared to the enthusiast celebration of Mikhail Gorbachev in popular opinion here. The truth is that if it had been just for Gorbachev with no GHWB, there wouldn't have been any re-unification either, which required consent of all four major WW II allies. Margaret Thatcher and Francois Mitterand were pretty much against it, fearing renewed German dominance in Europe (which arguably was indeed the result).
Gorbachev certainly set the process in motion by cutting off support for the Warsaw Pact states, which had become an unsustainable burden for the USSR (lot least due to Ronald Reagan's policies). But he would have been happy to keep the DDR alive, and subsequently floated the old Soviet idea of a united, but neutral Germany, out of NATO - which was even more unpalatable to the Western powers, and also to the West German government. It's largely due to Bush, who stood squarely behind the latter, that the result was a united Germany within NATO - albeit with the obligation of no allied basing in its eastern part. At least upon his death his steadfast friendship and support was highlighted by local media.
Wow. I pleasantly shocked and I have a newfound respect for Johnny Ramone.
The most disgusting/disturbing part of this whole event was the Media. The same Media that was brutal on GHWB during his presidency, as well as W and even worse On President Trump could not pour out enough "Accolades" for the man.
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Yeah, just like they did with McCain. The media's hypocrisy has no limits.
We happened upon this on Hardy Toll Road today on our way home from the museum. Fair winds and following seas.
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My wife checked our oldest (2nd grade) out of school early to be present for the train passing by.
We live about 3-4 miles from the start of the route.
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