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MUST READ: George W Bush’s Touching Eulogy for His Father [VIDEO]

Former President George W Bush eulogized his father on Wednesday, with a mixture of funny stories and moving memories of his father that brought him to tears. Another attendee said that George H W Bush always took the high road and in Washington, politicians who take the high road never complain about heavy traffic. At the end, former President George W Bush expressed joy that his mother and father are now reunited. His mother, Barbara Bush, died earlier this year.

Here is the full eulogy. Read it or watch the video or as I did, both.

Distinguished Guests, including our Presidents and First Ladies, government officials, foreign dignitaries, and friends: Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I, and our families, thank you all for being here.

I once heard it said of man that “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” (Laughter.)

At age 85, a favorite pastime of George H. W. Bush was firing up his boat, the Fidelity, and opening up the three-300 horsepower engines to fly – joyfully fly – across the Atlantic, with Secret Service boats straining to keep up.

At 90, George H. W. Bush parachuted out of an aircraft and landed on the grounds of St. Ann’s by the Sea in Kennebunkport, Maine – the church where his mom was married and where he’d worshipped often. Mother liked to say he chose the location just in case the chute didn’t open. (Laughter.)

In his 90’s, he took great delight when his closest pal, James A. Baker, smuggled a bottle of Grey Goose vodka into his hospital room. Apparently, it paired well with the steak Baker had delivered from Morton’s. (Laughter.)

To his very last days, Dad’s life was instructive. As he aged, he taught us how to grow old with dignity, humor, and kindness – and, when the Good Lord finally called, how to meet Him with courage and with joy in the promise of what lies ahead.

One reason Dad knew how to die young is that he almost did it – twice. When he was a teenager, a staph infection nearly took his life. A few years later he was alone in the Pacific on a life raft, praying that his rescuers would find him before the enemy did.

God answered those prayers. It turned out He had other plans for George H.W. Bush. For Dad’s part, I think those brushes with death made him cherish the gift of life. And he vowed to live every day to the fullest.

Dad was always busy – a man in constant motion – but never too busy to share his love of life with those around him. He taught us to love the outdoors. He loved watching dogs flush a covey.  He loved landing the elusive striper. And once confined to a wheelchair, he seemed happiest sitting in his favorite perch on the back porch at Walker’s Point contemplating the majesty of the Atlantic. The horizons he saw were bright and hopeful. He was a genuinely optimistic man. And that optimism guided his children and made each of us believe that anything was possible.

He continually broadened his horizons with daring decisions. He was a patriot. After high school, he put college on hold and became a Navy fighter pilot as World War II broke out. Like many of his generation, he never talked about his service until his time as a public figure forced his hand. We learned of the attack on Chichi Jima, the mission completed, the shoot-down. We learned of the death of his crewmates, whom he thought about throughout his entire life. And we learned of his rescue.

And then, another audacious decision; he moved his young family from the comforts of the East Coast to Odessa, Texas.  He and mom adjusted to their arid surroundings quickly.  He was a tolerant man.  After all, he was kind and neighborly to the women with whom he, mom and I shared a bathroom in our small duplex – even after he learned their profession – ladies of the night. (Laughter.)

Dad could relate to people from all walks of life. He was an empathetic man. He valued character over pedigree. And he was no cynic. He looked for the good in each person – and usually found it.

Dad taught us that public service is noble and necessary; that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values, like faith and family. He strongly believed that it was important to give back to the community and country in which one lived.  He recognized that serving others enriched the giver’s soul.  To us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light.

In victory, he shared credit.  When he lost, he shouldered the blame. He accepted that failure is part of living a full life, but taught us never to be defined by failure. He showed us how setbacks can strengthen.

None of his disappointments could compare with one of life’s greatest tragedies, the loss of a young child. Jeb and I were too young to remember the pain and agony he and mom felt when our three-year-old sister died. We only learned later that Dad, a man of quiet faith, prayed for her daily. He was sustained by the love of the Almighty and the real and enduring love of our mom. Dad always believed that one day he would hug his precious Robin again.

He loved to laugh, especially at himself. He could tease and needle, but never out of malice.  He placed great value on a good joke. That’s why he chose Simpson to speak. (Laughter.)  On email, he had a circle of friends with whom he shared or received the latest jokes. His grading system for the quality of the joke was classic George Bush. The rare 7s and 8s were considered huge winners – most of them off-color. (Laughter.)

George Bush knew how to be a true and loyal friend.  He honored and nurtured his many friendships with his generous and giving soul. There exist thousands of handwritten notes encouraging, or sympathizing, or thanking his friends and acquaintances.

He had an enormous capacity to give of himself. Many a person would tell you that dad became a mentor and a father figure in their life. He listened and he consoled. He was their friend. I think of Don Rhodes, Taylor Blanton, Jim Nantz, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and perhaps the unlikeliest of all, the man who defeated him, Bill Clinton. My siblings and I refer to the guys in this group as “brothers from other mothers.” (Laughter.)

He taught us that a day was not meant to be wasted. He played golf at a legendary pace. I always wondered why he insisted on speed golf.  He was a good golfer.

Well, here’s my conclusion:  he played fast so that he could move on to the next event, to enjoy the rest of the day, to expend his enormous energy, to live it all. He was born with just two settings: full throttle, then sleep. (Laughter)

He taught us what it means to be a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grand-father. He was firm in his principles and supportive as we began to seek our own ways. He encouraged and comforted, but never steered. We tested his patience – I know I did (laughter) – but he always responded with the great gift of unconditional love.

Last Friday, when I was told he had minutes to live, I called him.  The guy who answered the phone said, “I think he can hear you, but hasn’t say anything most of the day.  I said, “Dad, I love you, and you’ve been a wonderful father.” And the last words he would ever say on earth were, “I love you, too.”

To us, he was close to perfect.  But, not totally perfect. His short game was lousy. (Laughter.) He wasn’t exactly Fred Astaire on the dance floor. (Laughter.) The man couldn’t stomach vegetables, especially broccoli. (Laughter.) And by the way, he passed these genetic defects along to us. (Laughter.)

Finally, every day of his 73 years of marriage, Dad taught us all what it means to be a great husband. He married his sweetheart. He adored her. He laughed and cried with her. He was dedicated to her totally.

In his old age, dad enjoyed watching police show reruns, volume on high (laughter), all the while holding mom’s hand.  After mom died, Dad was strong, but all he really wanted to do was to hold mom’s hand, again.

Of course, Dad taught me another special lesson. He showed me what it means to be a President who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country. When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great President of the United States – a diplomat of unmatched skill, a Commander in Chief of formidable accomplishment, and a gentleman who executed the duties of his office with dignity and honor.

In his Inaugural Address, the 41st President of the United States said this: “We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend, a loving parent, a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood and town better than he found it. What do we want the men and women who work with us to say when we are no longer there? That we were more driven to succeed than anyone around us? Or that we stopped to ask if a sick child had gotten better, and stayed a moment there to trade a word of friendship?”

Well, Dad – we’re going remember you for exactly that and so much more.

And we’re going to miss you. Your decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever. So, through our tears, let us see the blessings of knowing and loving you – a great and noble man, and the best father a son or daughter could have.

And in our grief, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.

 

 

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Did Baltimore Mayor Leave the State After 5 FBI/IRS Raids Against Her?

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has not been seen since April 1st, supposedly to recover from pneumonia. Both of her houses, a business, her city hall office and the home of one of her aides were raided by the FBI and the IRS. Pugh has been implicated in a scandal whereby she sold books in an inordinate amount by groups with whom she has ties. While she was a board member of the University of Maryland system, they bought half a million dollars worth of books. Kaiser Permanente bought $114,000 worth of books as they pursued a lucrative contract that they were awarded.

Baltimore CBS Local reported:

Where is Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh? It’s the question buzzing around the city as the FBI and IRS raid Pugh’s home, City Hall and several other locations tied to her Thursday. But, no one has seen the mayor and her own spokesperson doesn’t know where she is even though she’s supposed to be recovering from pneumonia.

Pugh’s spokesman, James Bentley, told The Associated Press Thursday that he hadn’t spoken with the mayor and doesn’t know where she is. Her defense attorney, Steve Silverman, did not immediately return calls; his office routed calls to an answering machine.

From CNN

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s office confirmed that the searches are tied to the book scandal. He was briefed on the raids by a law enforcement adviser, his office said, and Hogan called for Pugh to resign.
“Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership,” Hogan said in a statement. “Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead. For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign.”
Steven Silverman, Pugh’s attorney, disputed the characterization that Thursday’s searches were a “raid” and said federal agents served a “limited subpoena for original financial records” that the law firm had for representing her in the “Healthy Holly matter.”
“The agents were polite and courteous, and the process was conducted in an expeditious and professional manner,” Silverman said in a statement.
Spokesmen for Pugh and Jack Young, the acting mayor of Baltimore, had no comment on Thursday’s developments. The state prosecutor’s office — which Hogan said he asked to investigate Pugh — said it couldn’t confirm or deny any investigation.

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Massachusetts Activist Judge Who Helped Illegal Alien Escape ICE Agents Arrested And Indicted

A sitting judge was just indicted on Thursday for blocking ICE agents from detaining a twice-deported illegal alien.

Newton trial court Judge Shelley Richmond Joseph, and her court officer, Wesley MacGregor, were both charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting and obstruction of a federal proceeding.

It’s about time. Hopefully the other “Resistance” progressive activist judges are taking notes.  It is unlawful to abuse the power given to you as a judge to violate federal laws all because you hate the president.

From The Gateway Pundit:

The indictment stems from an April 2018 incident from when the activist judge helped Jose Medina-Perez avoid ICE agents by sneaking out of the courthouse secretly covertly through a back door to evade ICE agents.  MacGregor used his security access card to help the criminal illegal alien sneak out of the courthouse.  I seriously hope that illegal alien hasn’t harmed anyone since the incident.

Jose Medina-Perez had been deported two times and had a fugitive warrant out for his arrest for drunk driving and had been arraigned on narcotics charges — this is who Judge Shelley Joseph wants lurking around in society.

Jose Medina-Perez had been deported two times and had a fugitive warrant out for his arrest for drunk driving and had been arraigned on narcotics charges — this is who Judge Shelley Joseph wants lurking around in society.

“This case is about the rule of law. The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime,” U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said Thursday.

“As public servants, all of the officers in the court make a promise — a promise to serve the people’s interest above all else. Today we know this promise has been broken,” said Peter Fitzhugh, special agent in charge of the Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, who led the investigation.

He continued, “The people of this country deserve nothing less than to know that their appointed and elected representatives are working on their behalf, while adhering to and enforcing the rule of law, not a personal agenda.”

Now we need to have the same legal philosophy come down on all the Democrat politicians who violate federal immigration laws every day by declaring their jurisdictions sanctuaries for illegal aliens.

The already twice-deported illegal alien, who was arrested in Pennsylvania on a drug possession charge, had a detainer on him by ICE, and ICE agents were waiting for him in the lobby, not realizing that the criminal alien had already been allowed to run out the back door and get away.

Up until this point many activist judges have ruled against the Trump administration not based on the law, but their political ideology coupled with the accolades they receive by doing a solid for the Resistance.  So far they’ve done this with impunity, as they know nothing will happen to them.  Letting a criminal illegal alien run away to avoid ICE is even worse.

Hopefully, the Trump administration will start to crack down on politicians, judges, and other office holders who defy federal laws for political reasons at the expense of the safety and security of the American people.


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Joe Biden Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With Praise of Antifa

In the kickoff of his third try for president, Joe Biden endorsed the violence of Antifa, which could explain why he has failed twice already. The violent tactics against conservatives are widely known and widely endorsed by the Democrat Party. Joe Biden proudly hailed them as heroes and as being nothing at all like white nationals. All that hair sniffing must have gone to his head. No doubt, Antifa will be equally as violent in 2020 – if not even more so. His endorsement could come back to haunt him during the presidential campaign should he prevail in the primaries.

From The Daily Caller

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Antifa in a video announcing his presidential bid Thursday, characterizing the group as “courageous” and saying it’s wrong to draw a moral equivalence between white nationalist groups and those opposing them.

The violent methods of Antifa are well documented. The nebulous group often uses these violent means against peaceful conservative speakers, benign free speech advocates, and even journalists.

In a retelling of the events at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Biden describes the white nationalists as having “crazed faces, illuminated by torches, veins bulging and baring the fangs of racism,” but describes the Antifa members who engaged violently with them as “a courageous group of Americans.”

“A violent clash ensued, and a brave young woman lost her life,” Biden says in the video. “And that’s when we heard the words of the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation.”

“He said there were quote some very fine people on both sides. Very fine people on both sides? With those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it.”


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