Photo of Barack Obama Consoling George W. Bush Has New Poignance with Bush’s Dad Hospitalized

 

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President Barack Obama, left, and first lady Michelle Obama, center, reach out to former President George W. Bush…..

A photo of Barack and Michelle Obama consoling George W. Bush at a memorial service in 2016 is being hailed as the picture of compassion and empathy as former President Bush now copes with his mother’s recent death and his father’s hospitalization.

On Tuesday morning, hours after news broke that former President George H.W. Bush had been hospitalized in intensive care following his wife Barbara’s funeral, Twitter user @stringbeans15 shared the poignant 2016 photo, which shows former President Obama grasping George W. Bush’s hand at a memorial service for five police officers killed by a sniper during a protest march in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Bush lives in Dallas and gave a heartfelt speech at the service honoring the officers who he said were “among the best of us.”

The photo post has since racked up hundreds of likes and retweets, with former George W. Bush campaign staffer Steve Schmidt commenting: “What a beautiful picture. Two men. One woman. One is a grieving son. The other a friend. Magnanimous, gracious, classy and comforting. The woman is decent and filled with empathy. Two imperfect men who were fidelitous to their oaths. American Presidents and a great 1st lady.”

The Obamas were also by George W. Bush’s side on Saturday during his mother Barbara Bush’s funeral. A photo from the service of current First Lady Melania Trump with former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, as well as former first ladies Michelle Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and Laura Bush, quickly went viral and was embraced as a symbol of the enduring strength of American democracy.

The Obama and Bush families have remained friends through the years since Barack Obama took office in 2009. In September 2016, as the political climate grew more and more tense in the final days of the presidential election, a photo of Michelle Obama hugging George W. Bush took social media by storm and was praised as a symbol of bipartisanship.

NRA Breaks 15-Year Fundraising Record — With Majority of Donations Coming From Small Donors

 

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Via IJR:

The National Rifle Association (NRA) broke a 15-year fundraising record in March with a total of $2.4 million being donated to the organization.

According to the Miami Herald, the donations to the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund were made from Mar. 1 to Mar. 31, the first full month after the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

The majority of donations, $1.9 million, were raised by people who gave less than $200 each and are considered to be “small donors.”

March’s fundraising amount is $1.5 million more than what was raised in March 2017 and $1.6 million more than it raised in February 2018.

 

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Mexico: Nearly 8,000 People Murdered In Just 3 Months

 

NOW I CAN SEE WHY THEY WANT TO COME OVER HERE, BUT THATS MORE PROOF THEY NEED TO COME IN THE “FRONT” DOOR AND NOT COME IN ILLEGALLY!! IF WE DONT CHECK IMMIGRANTS COMING ACROSS OUR BORDERS IT WOULD NOT TAKE LONG FOR THE BLOODSHED TO START HERE, INCREASE OF GANGS, DRUG TRAFFICKING, KIDNAPPINGS, RAPES, ASSULTS, EXTORSION, AND OTHER CRIMINAL OPERATIONS .” THIS ASSULT ON OUR BORDERS IS NOT JUST LIMITED TO THE MEXICAN PEOPLE IT INCLUDES ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WANTING TO LIVE THE “AMERICAN DREAM”.………..Papa Mike

How’s that strict gun control working for you?

Via The Daily Wire:

The violence of Mexico’s drug war has claimed the lives of nearly 8,000 people in just three months, further substantiating the U.S. State Department’s “Do Not Travel” recommendation.

According to Yahoo News, approximately “7,667 people were killed in Mexico in the first quarter of 2018, up 20 percent on the same period last year, making it the most violent year in two decades, government figures showed Sunday.”

The horrifying numbers increased from last year by over 1,000 violent deaths. At this time in 2017, the figure stood at 6,406.

“The worst month was March, when 2,729 people were killed, most of them shot dead. January’s figure stood at 2,549 murders, with another 2,389 in February,” reports Yahoo News. “The bloodshed follows a proliferation of gangs involved in drug trafficking, as well as stealing fuel, kidnappings, extortion and other criminal activities.”

Should the bloodbath continue, the entirety of 2018 could very well top Mexico’s 2017’s death toll of 25,339 — the highest number since Mexico began gathering statistics 10 years ago.

 

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Children of “The Greatest Generation”​

 

 

Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age.  We
are the Silent Generation. We are the smallest number of children born
since the early 1900s. We are the “last ones.”

We are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can
remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which rattled
the structure of our daily lives for years. We are the last to remember
ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved
tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We hand mixed the white stuff
with the yellow stuff to make fake butter. We saw cars up on blocks
because tires weren’t available. We can remember milk being delivered to
our house early in the morning and placed in the milk box on the
porch. (A friend’s mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart.)

We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars
in the front windows of our grieving neighbors. We can also remember the
parades on August 15, 1945; VJ Day. We saw the ‘boys’ home from the war
build their Cape Cod style houses, pouring the cellar, tar papering it
over and living there until they could afford the time and money to build
it out.

We are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead
we imagined what we heard on the radio. As we all like to brag, with no
TV, we spent our childhood “playing outside until the street lights came
on.” We did play outside and we did play on our own. There was no little
league. There was no city playground for kids.

The lack of television in our early years meant, for most of us, that we
had little real understanding of what the world was like, but stamp
collecting helped us know more about the World. Our Saturday afternoons,
if at the movies, gave us newsreels of the war and the holocaust
sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.

Telephones were one to a house, often a shared “party line” with our
neighbors and hung on the wall. Computers were called calculators and were
hand cranked; typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the
carriage, and changing the ink. Internet and GOOGLE were words
that didn’t exist. Newspapers and magazines were written for adults. We
are the last group who had to find things out for ourselves.

As we grew up, the country was exploding with growth. The G.I. Bill gave
returning veterans from World War II the means to get an education, and
spurred colleges to grow. VA loans to veterans fanned a housing boom. Pent
up demand from the war, coupled with new installment payment plans, put
factories to work. New highways would bring jobs and mobility. The
veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.

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