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RIP President Bush
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:19:25 AM »

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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 12:34:23 AM »
Good man.
He will be missed.
RIP.

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Tempting, but...
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 08:37:21 AM »
This is a perfect troll opportunity, but I'm going to pass.  Bush was a nice man.  My nephew was at his house many years ago (after he was out of office) and expressed his awe over Bush's giant flatscreen TV (right when they'd first come out).  So he's home a week or so later and one shows up in the mail.  President Bush sent him one.  

I'd still take Jeb over either of the George's for POTUS though...

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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 09:20:58 AM »
Good man who spent a good portion of his life in service to his country in many different form. Prayers for the family and friends.  
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 09:24:26 AM »
The last president of the greatest generation.President Bush epitomized grace, humility and courage.
He, along with the rest of that era  gave so much to this country.
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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 02:01:33 PM »
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2018, 07:47:04 PM »

GEORGE H.W. BUSH HAS DIED, AND LEFT US WITH ONE PARTING MESSAGE ABOUT THE STANDARDS OF MODERN JOURNALISM.














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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2018, 09:47:21 PM »
This was forwarded to me by my son, a senior in the Corps of Cadets at A&M.   


OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ––––––––––––––––
MICHAEL K. YOUNG
 PRESIDENT
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

I write to you today in fond remembrance of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who was a great friend to Texas A&M University and Aggies everywhere.

The Aggie community sends the Bush family our heartfelt condolences.

President Bush’s passing — as well as the loss of his beloved wife of 73 years, Former First Lady Barbara Bush this past April — certainly has been difficult for all those who knew, loved and admired them.

The values espoused by President Bush during his distinguished military and political careers – love of country and family, and devotion to public service – align with those of Texas A&M.

In 1991, he officially selected our campus as the site for his Presidential Library and Museum, after Texas A&M leadership at the time, along with influential former students, made several presentations to explain why our university would be such a natural fit. The Bushes later said they were convinced by Texas A&M’s proposal to create the Bush School of Government and Public Service, a school that launches more of its graduates into public service than virtually any other school in the nation, a fact of which President Bush was particularly proud.

The Bush School was founded on the President’s philosophy that public service is a noble calling; the school trains graduate students to become principled leaders in their fields. The Bushes visited students at the Bush School numerous times over the last 21 years since opening its classrooms, often posing for photos with graduating classes. They took time to chat and interact with students, who no doubt were inspired to devote their lives to serving the public good.

The Bushes were spotted frequently on the grounds of the Bush Library and Museum. Millions of visitors have come to explore and learn about the life and times of the 41st President, and view memorabilia gathered by both the President and First Lady over their many years of public service.

The interment of President Bush will be Thursday, Dec. 6. He will be buried on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum, beside his beloved wife, Barbara Pierce Bush, who passed away in April, and daughter Robin, who passed away due to leukemia at the age of 3.

All of Texas A&M will be closed on the day of interment; there will be no classes and only essential personnel will be working.

Information on opportunities the public will have to pay their respects or see the motorcade will be forthcoming from university communications, as will details on parts of campus which will be subject to closings in the days leading up to interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

It is nearly impossible to measure the substantial impact that President Bush and his family have had here at Texas A&M and we are honored to give back in such a meaningful way.

I leave you with his words, which I believe encapsulate his legacy at Texas A&M and beyond:
"Public Service is a noble calling and we need men and women of character to believe that they can make a difference in their communities, in their states and in their country."
 ~ George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

 Sincerely and with deep condolences,
Michael K. Young



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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2018, 06:29:18 PM »

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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 01:37:53 AM »
Much more impressive than taking a knee......


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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 09:18:32 AM »
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: RIP President Bush
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 11:05:34 AM »
True.. the media is being very nice to Bush compared to when he was president.  Part of that is respect.. and nice to see.  Part of that is probably the relationship the Bush's and Obama's have formed and that has softened many peoples stances.   Tough to call one of the Bush's a fascist pig when Michelle talks about them in glowing terms.

I think what this does indicate is Presidents appreciate the difficulties the others face... the decisions they make with imperfect information and how opponents shift philosophical or evidence based decisions into statements of being soft or uncaring.  

Finally, with Trump as President... I believe small pockets have done some self reflection on confusing differences of opinion with someone who is just an asshole.   They blurred the line in the past.  Bill Maher, for example, had a good segment on it a couple years ago.  

 

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