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Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:55 pm

He turns 80 years old today!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Born this day in 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts

He's gonna jump out of an airplane!  Wow!  Nuts



http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/gb41.html

So, congratulations to our 41st president.  Big thumbs up
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L-188
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:59 pm

A good, man.

The Army just wasn't as much fun after he lost reelection.
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:24 pm

Jumping out of a plane at 80... Damn...

You're right 188, the military wasn't so enjoyable after BC took office.
 
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:30 pm

Yeah, but now that GWB's in, it's a lot of fun getting killed in Iraq.
 Big thumbs up
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:23 pm

Hardly Ushermittwoch.

The drawdown started for real and a lot of E 5/6/7/8's and officers started to get worried about having a job. Something that should not happen in the military.

That concern is disabling for a civilian buisness, and it is in the military too.
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:05 am

it's not as bad in the US yet as in Europe.
The only way the Dutch can get vollunteers for duty abroad is by offering the troops who sign up a guarantee that they won't be fired for at least 6 months after they get back.

We're currently cutting a third or so of our armed forces each and every year...
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:22 am

l-188 you said it brother. The military drawdown for the 'peace dividend' was a disaster as far as morale and readiness went. Luckily the buildup of the 80's left us in a good position as far as leadership cadre, at least with the ones who were allowed to stay. I ets'd before things got bad, according to my buddies.
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:08 pm

Actually DI021, I would argue that the leadership bubble was bursting in the drawdown, as the last of the draftee army started to retire, those where the ones that lived in the extremely regimented army of the past and had to live in a military where standards where actually enforced.

Some of the rules did need to be revised but I think that it can be argued that standards have gone down since 1991.
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:35 pm

Born this day in 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts

Born about a mile from my house.

Happy Birthday Mr. Bush. He sure has balls, jumping out of a plane at that age!
 
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:02 am

The only U.S. President I formally met back in 1991. The best things George W H Bush done as President was appoint David Souter to the U.S. Supreme Court and lose in 1992.

I am not sure it's prudent at this juncture for an 80 year old man to jump out of an airplane.  Smile

Happy Birthday George! You and your son W will have a lot of catching up to do as he will be forced in to early retirement. Like father, like son.
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DC10GUY
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:04 pm

Well, if there was any doubt that he is a dumbass .... I guess we can see where little Dubya gets it from.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:07 pm

GHWB is anything *but* a dumbass - he's a fine American and a more than capable individual. His greatest life accomplishments came long before his ascendancy to the White House. Unfortunately, Junior wasn't one of them.

Back to the point, anyone who outright dismisses George Bush Sr. is either woefully ignorant or doesn't know a thing about the man's life.

Happy Birthday to an all around great American.



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RE: Happy Birthday To President George H W Bush

Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:14 pm

Yeah, Yeah, Right ... A dumbass pure & simple.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!

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