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RIP President George H.W. Bush

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by UPChip, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Breaking across most of the news agencies from Bush family press release:
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Kept his first baseman's glove in his desk in the Oval Office. RIP.

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A truly great American. Fought in WWII, shot down off of an island notorious for the torture and killing of POWs, only saved because of a sub in the area. He served the country honorably for more than half his life. I felt bad when he lost in '92 - even though I didn't vote for him. One of the more consequential one-term Presidents alongside Polk.
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  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Decorated Navy pilot, oil executive, congressman, United Nations delegate, Republican Party chairman, envoy to Beijing, director of the CIA.

    At the desk when the Berlin Wall fell; the Soviet Union ceased to exist; the communist bloc in Eastern Europe broke up; the Cold War ended.

    And yet "Read my lips, no new taxes" doomed him to a second term.

    An incredible American hero. RIP, sir.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
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  5. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Well-Known Member

    "During his presidency, Bush signed a number of major bills into law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; this was one of the most pro-civil rightsbills in decades. He is also the only president to successfully veto a civil rights act, having vetoed the job-discrimination protection Civil Rights Act of 1990.[117]Bush feared racial quotas would be imposed, but later approved watered-down Civil Rights Act of 1991.[118]

    He worked to increase federal spending for education, childcare, and advanced technology research. He also signed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act which provides monetary compensation of people who had contracted cancer and a number of other specified diseases as a direct result of their exposure to atmospheric nuclear testing undertaken by the United States during the Cold War, or their exposure to high levels of radon while doing uranium mining.

    In dealing with the environment, Bush reauthorized the Clean Air Act, requiring cleaner burning fuels. He quarreled with Congress over an eventually signed bill to aid police in capturing criminals, and signed into law a measure to improve the nation's highway system.[25] Bush signed the Immigration Act of 1990,[119] which led to a 40 percent increase in legal immigration to the United States.[120]"
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  6. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Active Member

    Via Con Dios, President Bush...
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    A true American hero. RIP.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

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  9. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    What a great man. Reunited with Barbara now. RIP.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

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  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Not my favorite president, but perhaps my favorite person among all the presidents of my lifetime, if that makes sense.

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