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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:08 PM
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My mom has a theory about Bush Sr's parachute jump
My mom - who is also 80 - has been speculating what a parachute jump would do to her at her age (and with her oesteoporsis) and has decided that Bush Sr is a "damn fool" (well really, she decided that when he was president).

Originally she had considered that he was doing it in a Samuri like sucide move over shame for what his son has done, but rejected that idea because the Bushes know no shame. She has concluded that Bush Sr is jumping out of an airplane in an attempt to kill himself and get George, Jr. some sympathy votes.
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:10 PM
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1. He has actually been skydiving for years.
He is still a wimp though.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:20 PM
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6. Yeah he started when bailed out on his Navigator and Tail Gunner.
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:24 PM
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8. Yep. A little known story, huh?
And they have the nerve to criticise Kerry's bravery in 'nam. :grr:
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:35 PM
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10. LOL!
Absolutely brilliant response.

:toast:

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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 09:19 PM
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12. IIRC, there just happened to be a submarine with a film crew nearby
to catch the "rescue" on film...what won't a Bush do for a photo op?
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myomy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 09:12 PM
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11. 
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:13 PM
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2. wont even be the real Bush Sr.
bush Sr. was head of the CIA, he'll prolly off a look alike, but any way, if he does die, point me to his grave so i can dance on it
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:19 PM
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3. I can think of other things than dancing...
and it involves farm animals.

:evilgrin:
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7th_Sephiroth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:20 PM
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7. pervert
n/t
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:19 PM
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4. Nah, he's had practice bailing out of planes and living to tell about it.

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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:20 PM
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5. exactly
I'd hate to be the crew on that plane after he bails :scared:
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 08:35 PM
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9. I have to say I have a different view on "Senior Parachuting"
It seems to me that we have it all wrong. We take all our risks when we are young, and have so much to lose.

So when I hear about elderly people parachuting and stuff like that, I figure, THAT'S the time to do it, when there is less future to miss if something goes wrong.

Of course you should be in good enough shape to survive a successful jump . . .

http://www.wgoeshome.com
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Unperson 309 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-29-04 10:48 PM
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13. In Skydiving Parlance, I'm a "Whuffo"!
Been a Whuffo all my life!

The term comes from the phrase "Whuffo you wanna go an' jump outta a perfeckly good AIRPLANE, Son?!!"

Yep! Whuffo?!

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