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beachbumbabs
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December 3rd, 2018 at 5:30:25 AM permalink
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He represented the deep end of the deepest state. Thank goodness, Donald Trump put the grandson out of business. I wonder how he will be judged by his maker? He always knew what the people would do if they were to judge him on real facts.



I guess you don't understand the true calling to service when you see it. GHWB was about this country, not himself. He served from his 18th birthday onward. He used his born-to-it privilege to serve othera especially the people of this country.

Trump has no comprehension of any of this. He took his born-to-it position to bully, demean, and use everyone he ever met, from his teen years to today. He's truly a disgusting, prime example of capitalistic greed and excess. And no, I'm not a socialist.

I'll take a hundred GWHB Presidents in a row over 1 Trump. I was happy to vote for him then, happy to celebrate his life and service now.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 10:27:48 AM permalink
During WW2, President Bush served as a pilot in the Pacific. He was one of nine aviators who survived their planes being shot down off the coast of a small island.
His eight compadres were captured, tortured, executed and eaten by their captives. That's correct, I said eaten. The Japanese Commander had some bizarre cult like command over his men and serving them meat taken from their enemies was a vital part of it.
Our future President survives ditching his plane in the China Sea, but Japanese patrol boats spot the smoke from the crash and head to the scene. A single American fighter remains overhead, machine gunning the Japanese boats to keep them away from the small life raft but it is low on both ammo and fuel. A rescue ship has been dispatched but is an hour a way when an American submarine, secretly operating off the island breaks its deep cover to rescue the pilot. There is a military film crew on board that captures the rescue. The footage comes in handy during his political career.
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beachbumbabsFinsRule
December 3rd, 2018 at 10:39:14 AM permalink
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I feel sorry for George W and Jeb Bush. It's beyond heartbreaking sad that they lost both parents in the same year .. :(



I cannot disagree more. GW and Jeb both must be proud of the long successful lives their parents lived, but understand the natural course of life ends with death. You can feel sorry for anyone when their parents pass, but to use the term 'beyond heartbreaking' is just your need to type something.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 1:39:31 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I cannot disagree more. GW and Jeb both must be proud of the long successful lives their parents lived, but understand the natural course of life ends with death. You can feel sorry for anyone when their parents pass, but to use the term 'beyond heartbreaking' is just your need to type something.



I have to agree with you, SOOPOO. Could any man or woman ask for a more fulfilling, more rewarding, longer life than either of them had? There is only celebration possible at this point, of his many accomplishments, their great love story, the impact they both had on generations of Americans, flawed or inspiring.

The Bush children were very lucky to have both their parents into their 60s. Hardly anyone gets that.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 2:36:53 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I cannot disagree more. GW and Jeb both must be proud of the long successful lives their parents lived, but understand the natural course of life ends with death. You can feel sorry for anyone when their parents pass, but to use the term 'beyond heartbreaking' is just your need to type something.



Thanks for typing out what I was too lazy to do.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 2:42:59 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I cannot disagree more. GW and Jeb both must be proud of the long successful lives their parents lived, but understand the natural course of life ends with death. You can feel sorry for anyone when their parents pass, but to use the term 'beyond heartbreaking' is just your need to type something.



Amen to that as well. GHWB made it to 94 and his wife about the same. From that birth cohort, only about 6% of men and 13% of women live that long. Plus, they didn't die of anything slow and painful. If I were one of their kids, I would be thankful they lived as long and as well as they did. We should hope to be so fortunate.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 3:11:41 PM permalink
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Thanks for typing out what I was too lazy to do.



YW Fins. I think I've wanted to type something many times but eventually just found someone else said it better than I could and click on the 'like' function.

I have a phrase I use, and I like to think I made it up. (It's possible I heard it and stole it from someone, but I hope not!)

"The only important thing in life is that you attend your parent's funerals, and that your kids attend yours."
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December 3rd, 2018 at 4:55:32 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I guess you don't understand the true calling to service when you see it. GHWB was about this country, not himself. He served from his 18th birthday onward. He used his born-to-it privilege to serve othera especially the people of this country.

Well said, I agree 100 %.

I did not vote him. But I respect him as a good president and good person.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 7:00:46 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

During WW2, President Bush served as a pilot in the Pacific. He was one of nine aviators who survived their planes being shot down off the coast of a small island.
His eight compadres were captured, tortured, executed and eaten by their captives. That's correct, I said eaten. The Japanese Commander had some bizarre cult like command over his men and serving them meat taken from their enemies was a vital part of it.
Our future President survives ditching his plane in the China Sea, but Japanese patrol boats spot the smoke from the crash and head to the scene. A single American fighter remains overhead, machine gunning the Japanese boats to keep them away from the small life raft but it is low on both ammo and fuel. A rescue ship has been dispatched but is an hour a way when an American submarine, secretly operating off the island breaks its deep cover to rescue the pilot. There is a military film crew on board that captures the rescue. The footage comes in handy during his political career.



There was a book written about the nine aviators and their ordeal off the island of Chichi Jima (near Iwo Jima and during the same campaign to take that island). The book is Flyboys written by James Bradley. At the time of the books publishing it was thought that the author's father, John Bradley, was one of the famous group that raised the flag on Iwo Jima. Since then, it was found to be not the case, and John Bradley apparently lived with that knowledge. The whole story of the 5 flag raisers is very interesting. And as far as John Bradley's misidentification and his not acknowledging the truth... well it might have been the military that didn't want to correct the original misidentification because the sorting out of the details sullied the story.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 9:05:57 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

There was a book written about the nine aviators and their ordeal off the island of Chichi Jima (near Iwo Jima and during the same campaign to take that island). The book is Flyboys written by James Bradley. At the time of the books publishing it was thought that the author's father, John Bradley, was one of the famous group that raised the flag on Iwo Jima. Since then, it was found to be not the cases, and John Bradley apparently lived with that knowledge. The whole story of the 5 flag raisers is very interesting. And as far as John Bradley's misidentification and his not acknowledging the truth... well it might have been the military that didn't want to correct the original misidentification because the sorting out of the details sullied the story.



It was decades before the “staging” of the famous photo of the flag raising on Iwo Jima came to light. There was a huge statue made in its likeness, all under the impression that the photo captured the actual event. So misidentification of the parties involved is not a surprise.
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