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LRHippo

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Re: DC goes apeshit!
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2005, 04:34:00 pm »
Oh, so all those jogging trips to McDonalds were at the 1600 Penn. Ave location...OK....
 
 DOn't get me wrong folks, I didn't vote for him either, but let's not start reaching here.

HoyaSaxa03

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Re: DC goes apeshit!
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2005, 04:40:00 pm »
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Originally posted by LRHippo:
  Oh, so all those jogging trips to McDonalds were at the 1600 Penn. Ave location...OK....
 
 DOn't get me wrong folks, I didn't vote for him either, but let's not start reaching here.
where's the reach?
 
 i don't have all the stats on hand, but i do know that W has taken more vacations than any modern president before him and that he works MUCH less than clinton did
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Re: DC goes apeshit!
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2005, 04:42:00 pm »
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  So answer me this,
 
 Why were the planes released from Andrews AFB for a tiny ass Cessna, but when we already knew about planes being hijacked on 9/11 they were released from Richmond.  Really makes you wonder doesn't it...
 
 I work about 4 blocks from the White House and it was a party going on here while I was on our rooftop patio!
 
 
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I'm not one to defend our current administration nor rule out splendid conspiracy theories but the easy and obvious answer is that security is much different now than it was pre-9/11.  Supposedly the government had not considered much the feasibility of flying planes into stationary objects and now that seems to be a concern of theirs.  Which simply means, it probably will not happen again.  Just like how they check your shoes at the airport - who the hell is going to try to smuggle a bomb or other device in their shoe nowadays?  Always one step behind they are.

LRHippo

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Re: DC goes apeshit!
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2005, 04:42:00 pm »
All I'm saying is the guy has enough legit things we can bitch about. And I wouldn't call taking a bike ride a vacation.
 
 That's it. Carry on....

LRHippo

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Re: DC goes apeshit!
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2005, 04:46:00 pm »
DC goes apeshit, Germans go dog shit:
 
 http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/34179/index.php

grotty

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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2005, 04:55:00 pm »
<img src="http://www.nobeliefs.com/politics/Bush_bike_fall.jpg" alt=" - " />
 
 After Bush fell off his bike and injured his chin, upper lip, nose, and hand John Kerry was reported to have quipped, "Did the training wheels fall off?"
 This was an uncalled for remark because reports claim that Bush fell while the training wheels were still attached.

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« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2005, 08:08:00 pm »
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Re: DC goes apeshit!
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2005, 11:25:00 pm »
of all the presidents bush spends the most time on vacation.  he spends EVERY weekend at camp david with his wife and condi rice. leaves on friday afternoon, returns on sunday night.  that he was riding a bicycle during a crisis and not told what happened until hours after it happened is expected from him.

grotty

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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2005, 01:19:00 am »
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  of all the presidents bush spends the most time on vacation... that he was riding a bicycle during a crisis and not told what happened until hours after it happened is expected from him.
true dat
 
 
   <img src="http://www.nobeliefs.com/politics/ItsHardWork.gif" alt=" - " />
 
  President spends 40% of time out of the office

Ikarus

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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2005, 02:21:00 am »
i was brutally woken up from a nice slumber by the f-16s...should i file a civil suit for lost sleepy-time against the pilot, the government, or both?
 
 if only johnnie c were still alive and with us today...

HoyaSaxa03

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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2005, 11:46:00 am »
On a Bicycle in Beltsville, Blissfully Unaware
 
 By Dana Milbank
 Washington Post Staff Writer
 Thursday, May 12, 2005; A13
 
 When the state of red alert was declared yesterday, the vice president was evacuated from the White House and the first lady was whisked to a secure location. But no precautions were needed for President Bush.
 
 He was out at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Beltsville, riding his bicycle -- at noon on a Wednesday -- blissfully unaware. "The decision was made to inform the president upon conclusion of his bike ride," Bush press secretary Scott McClellan said later.
 
 It was not the first time a crisis has focused uninvited attention on the Bush fitness routine. On a weekday morning in February 2001, when a gun-wielding man was shot outside the White House, it quickly emerged that Vice President Cheney was working in his office, while Bush was exercising in his residence.
 
 Bush opponents have tried -- to no avail -- to profit politically from the president's leisure activities. Anti-Bush filmmaker Michael Moore poked fun at Bush's long vacation in Texas before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and his admonition on the golf course to "watch this drive" after commenting on Middle East violence.
 
 But the president, while scaling back the golf outings, has made little effort to conceal his more cardiovascular activities -- inviting reporters on occasion to go running with him and, after his knees worsened, to go mountain biking.
 
 Bush told Runner's World magazine in 2002 that his running times "have become faster right after the war began." He added: "For me, the psychological benefit is enormous. You tend to forget everything that's going on in your mind and just concentrate on the time, distance or the sweat."
 
 Still, McClellan couched his explanation of Bush's activity yesterday carefully, reminding listeners of Bush's trip to Europe.
 
 "First of all, as you all are aware, the president was off-site, getting in a bike ride after returning from a four-day trip overseas," he said.
 
 The small group of reporters who escorted Bush to Beltsville reported that they heard nothing of the plane scare until after it was over.
 
 In follow-up answers e-mailed to reporters late in the day, McClellan said that Bush's Secret Service detail was informed soon after the incident began but that they chose not to disturb the perspiring president. After an hour and 24 minutes on the trails, Bush went back to work.
 
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