Monday, December 15, 2008

Iraqi Throws Shoes at Bush

An Iraqi man throws a shoe at President George W. Bush during a new conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Baghdad. A man threw two shoes at Bush, one after another, during the news conference. Bush ducked both throws, and neither man was hit.


Nubia said...

I am SO not a fan of Bush, but I take offense at the attack on our President.

My question is: Why did it take a second shoe-throw for the Secret Service to come to his aid? Totally unacceptable!

I am, however, proud of George W. for his double-duck of the size 10's.

Good job, George W!

grandspud said...

Thanks Nubia. Well put, fellow American!

I am not a fan of Obama's politics but he will be my President. I have hopes he lives up to his responsibility, as our first black president, to build a great legacy.

Also, as our Comander-in-Chief, I pray he lives up to the oath he will take on inaguration day. Specifically, " the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." And that includes all 27 amendments whether he personally agrees with them, or not!

1st - Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to petition, and to assemble

2nd - The right to keep and bear arms

3rd - No quartering of soldiers in private houses during times of peace or war

4th - Interdiction of unreasonable Searches and seizures

5th - Indictments; Due process; Self-incrimination; Double jeopardy, and rules for Eminent Domain.

6th - Right to a fair and speedy public trial, Notice of accusations, Confronting one's accuser, Subpoenas, Right to counsel

7th - Right to trial by jury in civil cases

8th - No excessive bail & fines or cruel & unusual punishment

9th - Unenumerated rights

10th - limits the power of the Federal government

11th - Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.

12th - Revision of presidential election procedures

13th - Abolition of slavery

14th - Citizenship, state due process, applies Bill of Rights to the states, revision to apportionment of Representatives, Denies public office to anyone who has rebelled against the United

15th - Suffrage no longer restricted by race

16th - Allows federal income tax

17th - Direct election to the United States Senate

18th - Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by 21st amendment)

19th - Women's suffrage

20th - Term Commencement for congress and president

21st - Repeal of Eighteenth Amendment; state and local prohibition

22nd - Limits the president to two terms

23rd - Representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College

24th - Prohibition of the restriction of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes

25th - Presidential Succession

26th - Voting age nationally established as age 18

27th - Variance of congressional compensation

Nubia said...

Grandspud, I see that, regardless of our differences, we still have our pride as AMERICANS.

Good to know that we can agree to disagree. Good, bad, or indifferent, our allegiance remains with the USA.

We can only be hopeful that SOMEONE delivers...and I think SOMEONE can:-)