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remember2000forever Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:42 PM
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Enthusiastic Crowd Meets Bush In Midland, Texas. Did You See Any Pictures?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:11 PM by remember2000forever
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090121/D95RGIAG0.html

Wow, Didn't see these crowds on Faux. Did anybody? I don't watch that station.

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While Bush was born in New Haven, Conn., he spent his childhood in Midland. He returned there as an adult in the 1970s and met the future first lady, who grew up there.

He called meeting her "more meaningful" in his life than "any meeting in the Oval Office."

"She filled the White House with warmth and my life with joy," Bush said. "History will show that she was a fabulous first lady."

Well George, Your meetings in the White House were nothing meaningful for the American People.

Think "Mrs.Warmth and Joy" will hang in there with the Chimp?

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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:44 PM
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1. There were 1,800 tickets for his "welcoming party"
that went unclaimed -- and the tickets were free. He can't even fill a hall in Midland.
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remember2000forever Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:57 PM
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3. The Article said "Thousands" LOL?????
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:08 PM
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14. I posted from the NY Times last night which said nothing of the kind
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:09 PM by DainBramaged
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


George W. Bush, now the former president, flew to Midland, Texas, after the inauguration this afternoon and told a small welcoming crowd much of what he has been saying in his farewell speeches and interviews over the last few weeks. But in light of Barack Obamas Inaugural Address today and the new presidents stark repudiation of what his predecessor left behind Mr. Bushs speech almost seemed like a rebuttal.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:45 PM
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2. How much did they have to pay them, to show up?
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:58 PM
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4. So 4,000,000 for Obama and 1800 for Bush? Sounds about right.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:25 PM
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9. Some of the 1800
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 05:26 PM by Shiver
had to have been drunk. Probably saw Bush and thought it was an AA meeting.

Either that, or when asked for a count, all 900 people held up both hands....
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Political_Junkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:13 PM
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5. must have been fun for them,
the chimp was shitfaced. Saw him on CNN. leaning on Laura and rambling...
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remember2000forever Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:18 PM
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7. Did they show a Huge Crowd? "Thousands" ???
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Political_Junkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:21 PM
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8. they showed a somewhat closeup,
so i couldn't estimate.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:18 PM
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6. Lots of gray hair and pasty white folks.
Good to know the Republics are an evolutionary dead-end.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:30 PM
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10. Remember the last time Dick Cheney gave out free tickets to a BBQ?
He gave invitations for a free BBQ to homeless people who showed-up at his opponent's black tie event.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:24 PM
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11. Hate to say it but there are pics and there were lots of people. But then again, it is TEXAS
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onetiredmom Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:46 PM
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12. I used to live in Midland
and still have a good friend there. She said they were reporting crowd of at least 25,000 there.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:00 PM
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13. I saw video of georgie
but they didn't show the "crowd."
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:13 PM
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15. hubby works for co. out of midland. they say 30k. newspaper says 25k. he heard from another
that they were handing out tickets and there were tickets left over.

this area love bush

i have to go down there for the co. christmas party. it is hell. i am now the favorite (and only) dem. this christmas i had peopple yell out, hey you democrat,.... and then rant. whatever.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:16 PM
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16. I saw the repeat of it on CSPAN
in the wee hours this morning and there was maybe TWO - THREE thousand people there at most.
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remember2000forever Donating Member (594 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:48 PM
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17. Thanks Guys, I Never Thought It Was This Many People..
I'm Bummed, But Informed... Love You Guys.. DU..
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:00 PM
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18. I think they shanghaied a couple of Indian Bingo busses for the event
The crowd I saw looked like a lot of old people on pensions, or something, heading to the casinos. One old fart was shaking hands with anyone that walked past him. I believe he was a retired greeter from Walmart.
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