George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd, has died at age 94

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,344
    Strange- I wasn't a fan but this feels heavy.  He had more class than a certain president I'm thinking of (you-know-who), that's for damn sure.  R.I.P Mr. President.
    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
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    M.I.T.S.





  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 9,724
    edited December 1
    W must be devastated. You can tell everything he does has been for his dad "41".

    I mean, he even went all war criminal and invaded a country just to make his dad proud of him.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Obamas statement:


    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247
    brianlux said:
    Strange- I wasn't a fan but this feels heavy.  He had more class than a certain president I'm thinking of (you-know-who), that's for damn sure.  R.I.P Mr. President.

    brianlux said:
    Strange- I wasn't a fan but this feels heavy.  He had more class than a certain president I'm thinking of (you-know-who), that's for damn sure.  R.I.P Mr. President.
    Brian, He always seemed willing to serve his country in any capacity that he was asked.  He flew 58 mission in WW2, guess that makes him a war hero.   I thought it was great that he and Clinton worked together to raise money for the tsunami victims.  RIP...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247

    This the note he left for Bill Clinton.  

    Dear Bill,

    When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.

    I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.

    There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I’m not a very good one to give advice; but just don’t let the critics discourage you or push you off course.

    You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.

    Your success now is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.

    Good luck—

    George

  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,817
    Will this make it 3for3 for non invites for Baffoon for funerals lol 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247
    Will this make it 3for3 for non invites for Baffoon for funerals lol 

    Did they already tell him to stay away?   Being told not to go too funeral because your wanted is sad...
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,639
    Sad. Like all politicians and people there is good and bad. But he conducted himself well and I did not fully appreciate his lack of “group think” at the time. 
    hippiemom = goodness
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,174
    As much as I disliked him sometimes as president, he was a better leader and person than our last 2 Republican representatives in the WH combined. I still remember studying the from "George to George" presidential history to celebrate 200 years in my 7th grade social studies class.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 25,344
    This quote from NYT sums it up for me well:

    "President George H.W. Bush leaves a complicated legacy. He served his country ably
    and well in World War II, as diplomat, as a spy chief, as a vice president and as
    president. His caution in the turbulent final days of the Cold War and the fall of
    the Berlin Wall was what the world needed from the leader of the West. He assembled
    a coalition of dozens of countries to stand with us against Saddam Hussein, and
    avoided his son's subsequent mistake of getting us bogged down in endless Middle
    Eastern wars. But he also embraced voodoo economics once he joined the ticket with
    Reagan; was part of the administration during Iran-Contra; and gave us Dan Quayle,
    Lee Atwater, Willie Horton, the invasion of Panama, the indifference to Saddam's
    pre-invasion actions that led Saddam to think he could get away with taking Kuwait,
    etc.
    
    But, recalling - and reflecting on - his one term in office, I can't help but wish
    we had more presidents and leaders like him, flaws and all. Certainly the man
    disgracing the White House today makes one yearn for the days of poppa Bush and his
    even-keeled leadership. Rest in peace, Mr. President."
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/us/politics/george-hw-bush-dies.html

    "Love and only love will break it down"
    -Neil Young
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.





  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,817
    Will this make it 3for3 for non invites for Baffoon for funerals lol 

    Did they already tell him to stay away?   Being told not to go too funeral because your wanted is sad...
    No I’m not sure I’m just trying to be sarcastic lol But the family did invite Baffoon & 1st lady 
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247
    Will this make it 3for3 for non invites for Baffoon for funerals lol 

    Did they already tell him to stay away?   Being told not to go too funeral because your wanted is sad...
    No I’m not sure I’m just trying to be sarcastic lol But the family did invite Baffoon & 1st lady 
    OK.  
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,299
    I always liked him. Very underrated president. History has, and will continue, to be kinder to him than voters were in '92.

    Grace, civility and humility. It's amazing that we took those characteristics of presidents for granted not too long ago. 
    chinese-happy.jpg
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247
    Unlike the current POTUS, Bush put off college to serve in WW2.  
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 14,403
    I had dinner with Marilyn Quayle as part of a fund raiser for GHW Bush's re-election in 1991-ish time frame.
     Asked her zero questions about her husband and a bunch about the President.  Was always interested in what he must have had for information after holding the many positions he did.

    Seems like a lifetime ago.  Also, reminds me of when I identified as a Republican and not Anti-Trump.
    RIP to an incredible man.  What a life he lived!

    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 3,509
    edited December 1
    I always liked him. Very underrated president. History has, and will continue, to be kinder to him than voters were in '92.

    Grace, civility and humility. It's amazing that we took those characteristics of presidents for granted not too long ago. 
    Nicely stated. 

    I'm surprised that he lasted 7 months without Barbara. I'm actually surprised that she predeceased him. 73 years together is just one amazing aspect to his biography. 

    My political differences with him have been trivialized over the years as he has grown to be a beloved elder statesman. 

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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,887
    I really love his letter to Bill Clinton, so gracious.

    "Jan 20, 1993

    Dear Bill,

    When I walked into this office just now I felt the same sense of wonder and respect that I felt four years ago. I know you will feel that, too.

    I wish you great happiness here. I never felt the loneliness some Presidents have described.

    There will be very tough times, made even more difficult by criticism you may not think is fair. I'm not a very good one to give advice; but just don't let the critics discourage you or push you off course.

    You will be our President when you read this note. I wish you well. I wish your family well.

    Your success now is our country's success. I am rooting hard for you.

    Good luck — George"

    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247

  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,296
    I always liked him. Very underrated president. History has, and will continue, to be kinder to him than voters were in '92.

    Grace, civility and humility. It's amazing that we took those characteristics of presidents for granted not too long ago. 
    And of people too.

    Well-said, Juggler.

  • I don't get it..?
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247

    I don't get it..?
    I will give you my interpretation (does not mean I'm correct) ... The plane represents George piloting himself to the afterlife, to be met by his wife Barbara and his young child who died of leukemia...
  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,772

    I don't get it..?
    I will give you my interpretation (does not mean I'm correct) ... The plane represents George piloting himself to the afterlife, to be met by his wife Barbara and his young child who died of leukemia...
    That is what I take from it.

  • I don't get it..?
    I will give you my interpretation (does not mean I'm correct) ... The plane represents George piloting himself to the afterlife, to be met by his wife Barbara and his young child who died of leukemia...
    Ah, okey thanks. Did not know about the child. But thought it could be something like that.
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 19,817
    I always liked him. Very underrated president. History has, and will continue, to be kinder to him than voters were in '92.

    Grace, civility and humility. It's amazing that we took those characteristics of presidents for granted not too long ago. 
    Maybe Melania will wear the coat again to the funeral ⚰️ Grace , civility & humility have all been buried by this Vile human and his whole family including all the women who stand by him ..
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 32,299

    I don't get it..?
    I will give you my interpretation (does not mean I'm correct) ... The plane represents George piloting himself to the afterlife, to be met by his wife Barbara and his young child who died of leukemia...
    Ah, okey thanks. Did not know about the child. But thought it could be something like that.
    It's the reason Barbara never died her hair. Went white due to all the stress they endured with her dying so she never changed it as some kind of memorial to her daughter. 
    chinese-happy.jpg

  • I don't get it..?
    I will give you my interpretation (does not mean I'm correct) ... The plane represents George piloting himself to the afterlife, to be met by his wife Barbara and his young child who died of leukemia...
    Ah, okey thanks. Did not know about the child. But thought it could be something like that.
    It's the reason Barbara never died her hair. Went white due to all the stress they endured with her dying so she never changed it as some kind of memorial to her daughter. 
    Like Nancy in A Nightmare on Elm Street?
    The man they call my enemy. I've seen his eyes, he looks just like me - A mirror...
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 3,247
    George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute




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