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I want to pay my respects to this great man's life and dedication to our country.

Good man

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Not that i Agree with big guy, but when obama dies, will you be so adamant about giving proper respect to him?

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Been cool watching the old footage and learning about him over the last few days. I was in high school when he was pres, so didnt really follow politics or know anything about him at the time.

 

Really surprised he didnt have a second term, but ultimately raising taxes to attempt to balance the budget did him in, after the whole read my lips slogan he used during his run.

 

At any rate, he was an incredible man and American. You dont find too many people with that kind of integrity around these days.

 

RIP

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Say what you will about GHWBs policies etc. but he was a class guy and a true statesman. I miss that kind of leadership.

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Trumpflakes get defensive and threatened when you praise people for having qualities like leadership, dignity and class.

 

Doesnt take Freud to know why.

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He was called a racist by the left. MCCain too. But now the libtards love them.

If you are alive the left will rip you apart. Once you die they will pretend to cry.

 

The left is all image. Nothing else. No substance.

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Say what you will about GHWBs policies etc. but he was a class guy and a true statesman. I miss that kind of leadership.

 

Well that's just it - he wasn't a leader. He was about class to a fault. When people gave him their word, Bush completely trusted that. Bush raised taxes because Greenspan had given him his word that he would cut interest rates. Greenspan went back on his word and raised interest rates instead. That ruined Bush's credibility with his base and pushed the economy into recession which upset everyone. You cannot be an effective leader when you are so naive about how the world works that you trust everyone to that degree. His son shares his flaw, because dubya completely and totally trusted his advisors that there were WMDs in Iraq when they were lying to him. The entire Bush clan is all about class to a fault.

 

In a way, the ineffectiveness of the Bush clan is completely countered by the Trump model of being a hardliner and not trusting everyone all the time. The Bushes needed more Trump in them.

 

Bush would be a tremendous personal friend, maybe a nice bureaucrat to deal with in some government agency, but no WAY should he have been president. Hey a lot of us aren't cut out for the job. Bush personally is a great guy. RIP.

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Not that i Agree with big guy, but when obama dies, will you be so adamant about giving proper respect to him?

No. Obama was not a great American

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Well that's just it - he wasn't a leader. He was about class to a fault. When people gave him their word, Bush completely trusted that. Bush raised taxes because Greenspan had given him his word that he would cut interest rates. Greenspan went back on his word and raised interest rates instead. That ruined Bush's credibility with his base and pushed the economy into recession which upset everyone. You cannot be an effective leader when you are so naive about how the world works that you trust everyone to that degree. His son shares his flaw, because dubya completely and totally trusted his advisors that there were WMDs in Iraq when they were lying to him. The entire Bush clan is all about class to a fault.

 

In a way, the ineffectiveness of the Bush clan is completely countered by the Trump model of being a hardliner and not trusting everyone all the time. The Bushes needed more Trump in them.

 

Bush would be a tremendous personal friend, maybe a nice bureaucrat to deal with in some government agency, but no WAY should he have been president. Hey a lot of us aren't cut out for the job. Bush personally is a great guy. RIP.

Bush raised taxes to address the growing federal debt. He made an unpopular decision based on what he thought was right and paid a political consequence for it.

 

Trump spent years bashing his predecessor over the debt. Now he cuts taxes, spends like a drunken sailor and runs trillion dollar deficits.

 

Way to go, hardliner.

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Bush raised taxes to address the growing federal debt. He made an unpopular decision based on what he thought was right and paid a political consequence for it.

 

Trump spent years bashing his predecessor over the debt. Now he cuts taxes, spends like a drunken sailor and runs trillion dollar deficits.

 

Way to go, hardliner.

show trump ...at tax time give more.

Put your money where your mouth is.

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Bush Sr. paid the price for trying to address the deficit created by the guy who gave the tax cuts to the rich and created a recession. I heard history repeats itself...

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His body is going to be sent to his library via train. Pretty cool.

 

https://fox8.com/2018/12/03/a-look-at-the-train-that-will-take-president-george-h-w-bush-to-final-resting-place/

 

HOUSTON, Texas - The body of President George H.W. Bush will be traveling by train from Houston to his final resting place in College Station Thursday. There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

 

President George H.W. Bush's casket will then be placed on the train as it heads to the burial plot.

 

President Bush specifically requested he be taken to his burial site by train. Former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower did the same thing.

 

In 2005, Union Pacific Railroad honored President Bush with a custom-painted locomotive. It was painted with the same look and colors as the Air Force One used during George H.W. Bush’s presidency. It also bears the number 4141.

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Bush raised taxes to address the growing federal debt. He made an unpopular decision based on what he thought was right and paid a political consequence for it.

 

Trump spent years bashing his predecessor over the debt. Now he cuts taxes, spends like a drunken sailor and runs trillion dollar deficits.

 

Way to go, hardliner.

:doh:

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Bush raised taxes to address the growing federal debt. He made an unpopular decision based on what he thought was right and paid a political consequence for it.

 

Trump spent years bashing his predecessor over the debt. Now he cuts taxes, spends like a drunken sailor and runs trillion dollar deficits.

 

Way to go, hardliner.

 

 

Agree in part, he DID do what was right for the nation, at the expense of his political future......but he did that act under the agreement with congress that if he raised taxes they would cut spending.....they focked him.......did not cut.

 

It was a lesson that I would have expected he already learned by then, but he still went forward in good faith, honorable, brave and ethically true.....he is a rare commodity in general, but unheard of politically...

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RIP to a legendary man.

 

Outside of his many accomplishments, I was always fascinated with GHWBs "alleged" connection the JFK assassination... Conspiracy wacko or not, it's a good read. (Dark Legacy)

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Slate magazine, being the a-holes that they are... Either that or Ruth Graham couldn't even get a dog to lick her with a jar of peanut butter on her face...

 

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/sully-hw-bush-service-dog-george-hw-bush-funeral.html?via=rss_socialflow_twitter

 

Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush

 

In January 2009, a pilot named Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger steered his struggling aircraft to a safe landing in the Hudson River and became a national hero. Almost 10 years later, a dog named for the pilot has become a beloved “hero” in his own right, and he did it for something much simpler: lying down.

 

On Sunday night, George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a photograph to Twitter depicting a golden Labrador named Sully resting in front of the former president’s casket. The caption read “Mission complete.”

 

Within hours, Sully the dog had become a bona fide celebrity. McGrath’s sentiment has been retweeted 61,000 times and counting, and “Sully” was trending on Twitter at various times on Monday. C-SPAN covered the dog’s arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Monday afternoon. The picture of the dog lying in front of the casket was covered by outlets from Fox News to NPR as the internet exploded with tributes to the pair’s “forever friendship.” The photograph was submitted as evidence of Bush’s character, of Sully’s character, and as support for the idea that America should not elect a president who “does not love and is not loved by pets.” Heavy.com offered “5 Fast Facts You Need to Know” about the dog. People magazine gushed that Sully was “keeping the 41st commander in chief safe in death as he did in life,” and even produced a slideshow of their “special friendship.” Many suggested Sully was heartbroken, and/or that they themselves were crying over the photo; conservative writer Dan McGlaughlin compared the dog to a Marine.

 

There’s nothing wrong with applying sentimentality when it comes to family pets reacting to their owners’ deaths. There’s even some preliminary evidence from the small field of “comparative thanatology” that animals notice death, and that some may even experience an emotion we might compare to grief. But Sully is not a longtime Bush family pet, letting go of the only master he has known. He is an employee who served for less than six months.

 

Sully’s Instagram account, which has 147,000 followers as of Monday night, has been active since late June. That’s when “he” posted a photograph with a sign reading “Walker’s Point Here I Come,” referring to the location of the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Sully arrived there over the summer to help the former president, who used a wheelchair because of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with tasks like opening doors and picking up objects.

 

Sully’s Instagram account and several mainstream news outlets refer to him as “Sully H.W. Bush.” His bio also says he is “making [his] forever home” at Walker’s Point. But Monday morning, just a few days after his owner died, Bush’s son George W. Bush announced that Sully is heading to his next assignment: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

 

The reason Sully has a new job lined up already is that he is an ambassador for a New York–based nonprofit called America’s VetDogs. The agency trains guide and service dogs for military veterans and first responders with disabilities. It has a savvy public relations team—see: Sully’s Instagram account—and has placed a “puppy with a purpose” at NBC’s Today show, as well. (The group’s online press room caters to journalists seeking “an uplifting tale with a happy ending” or “an inspiring tale of a veteran with a disability.”)

 

It’s wonderful for Bush that he had a trained service animal like Sully available to him in his last months. It’s a good thing that the dog is moving on to another gig where he can be helpful to other people (rather than becoming another Bush family pet). But it’s a bit demented to project soul-wrenching grief onto a dog’s decision to lay down in front of a casket. Is Sully “heroic” for learning to obey the human beings who taught him to perform certain tasks? Does the photo say anything special about this dog’s particular loyalty or judgment, or is he just … there? Also, if dogs are subject to praise for obeying their masters, what do we do about the pets who eat their owners’ dead (or even just passed-out) bodies?

 

The photograph, in other words, is not proof that Sully is a particularly “good boy” or that “we don’t deserve dogs,” as countless swooning tweets put it on Monday. On its own, it says almost nothing other than the fact that Sully was, at one point in the same room as the casket of his former boss. This is simply a photograph of a dog doing something dogs love to do: Lie down. The frenzy around it captures something humans love to do, too: Project our own emotional needs onto animals.

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National day of mourning tomorrow.

 

 

The post office will be closed. Really? The one month out of the year the USPS covers their own cost and they close for a day. <_<

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Trump is going to catch crap from the snowflakes...

 

While watching the funeral on C-SPAN, when the casket came in, he didn't have his hand on his heart, while others did...

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Trump is going to catch crap from the snowflakes...

 

While watching the funeral on C-SPAN, when the casket came in, he didn't have his hand on his heart, while others did...

Same snowflakes that cried Obama didn't during the national anthem

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^Hard one. I would need to know what was being said/done in the ceremony at that point.

 

Is any one else surprised at the big deal that has been 41 passing? Maybe just me :unsure:

 

Not saying it should be a small deal. Just seems weird compared to the pulse I'd had on how he was regarded prior, and what was done for Gerald Ford.

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National day of mourning tomorrow.

 

 

The post office will be closed. Really? The one month out of the year the USPS covers their own cost and they close for a day. <_<

 

Post office has covered its own ass since 1982, and as part of the executive branch it should be closed for observance

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If he was so great and everyone respected him so much why was he a one term President?

The economy, stupid.

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If he was so great and everyone respected him so much why was he a one term President?

He raised taxes and Ross Perot.

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