Former President George H.W. Bush remains in an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital with a "stubborn fever that is slightly elevated," his spokesman told CNN on Wednesday. He has been in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital since Sunday, spokesman Jim McGrath said, and has been hospitalized there for over a month. McGrath said earlier Wednesday that Bush had spent Christmas with members of his family and was in good spirits. Bush was in guarded condition and on a liquid diet that took effect with his transfer to the ICU, but McGrath could not offer more details about
Up until 2008, I have said the greatest mistake American voters ever made was to cast this good man aside in favor of the arkansas pervert. Now I consider it to be the second greatest mistake... Our prayers will be with George H.W. Bush, an authenic American president. How far we have fallen.
My church and my family have started a 24 hour prayer vigil for this patriarch of the finest political family America has ever produced. The Bush family is the closest thing we have in America to a royal family. As far as I´m concerned, a Bush should should hold the Executive Branch of our government going forward , as per the constitution. All of this said, President Bush did RAISE taxes. God will punish him for that...and now is the time when the chickens have come home to roost.
This is not the time to talk about policies. This is the time to offer our prayers and support to a man that has given a lifetime of service to his country. Pres Bush was putting his life on the line in service before 99% of us were even born. So anyone wants to criticize his policies while he is lying in an ICU hospital bed and fighting for his life should maybe reexamine their own lives.
Bless you and get well George H W Bush. My prayers are with you. Such a fine man. He believes deeply in serving his country. He brought great dignity and respect to the office of the Presidency. I´m looking forward to seeing him skydive at 90.
I hope #9 is merely being cruel and inappropriate - not just stupid. The "royal family" stuff is as ridiculous as the comment about raising taxes. Shame. We all pray for a quick recovery for dear President Bush.
I wish him well. So far we are still allowed free speech in this country and there is no reason why people on this site should be attacked for their opinion. Lets not pretend that any of the Bush´s are conservatives, they are Rinos. We thank them for their services but Bush 41 announced the the New World Order back in ´91. I personally never want to see another Bush in any office.
What #10 and #13 said. BTW, let´s not "pretend" that Conservatives would denigrate a fine man who served this Country for more years than some can count, and who may be near the end of his days on this earth. It´s not "opinions" that are being "attacked", it´s the appalling lack of empathy for the Bush family.
This doesn´t sound good :-( He has a rare form of Parkinson´s that may be making this worse. Praying that he pulls through and is allowed more time with his family, and if that is not to be, that he will slip into eternity quickly and painlessly. He´s a good man, who is human and has made mistakes, just like all of us. I wish President Bush and his family the best.
Bush is a good man and was a good President. Not perfect, but who is? He didn´t have a chance to finish the job, unfortunately. He certainly had a better grasp of world affairs than his successor, BJ Clinton, and his love for his country is without doubt.
Lucianne staff - are there or are there not rules here on this site about etiquette? I thought we are not to address one another directly. I find the comments by posts #10, #13, #15, & #19 to be as rude and insulting as they thought other comments were. Are we are now allowed to be rude and disrespectful to one another if we are not in full agreement?
I think he was exposed to something really dangerous a few years back but don´t remember what it was? Some chemical or biological agent he was exposed to in Iraq back during Desert Storm? The same kind of agent blamed for Gulf War Syndrome? I remember reading something about it, it was a wonder he is still alive? It may have weakened his overall health?
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world´s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" is being awarded the nation´s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. Billy Joel joins Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children -- and have never stopped. Joel said the honor stands apart from his six Grammys. "This is different. It´s our nation´s capital," he
Couples should not have children if their relationship is not stable enough to merit getting married, a senior High Court judge said yesterday. Sir Paul Coleridge said those couples whose relationship was stable enough to cope with the rigours of child rearing should marry. But the judge, who is retiring from the bench next year after decades as a family lawyer and judge, said those who did not feel ready for children should not have them. He said couples had no right to have children, “you only have responsibilities if you have them”. Sir Paul criticised warring parents’ obsessions with
Thursday’s sad passing of world civil rights icon Nelson Mandela was a frequent topic of discussion at Friday’s White House daily briefing, as several reporters asked Press Secretary Jay Carney to elaborate on Mandela’s influence, and on details surrounding his funeral. CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked about “this great impact” that Mandela had on the President, while repeatedly stressing that President Obama had only met Mandela once. Acosta began with a personal observation, telling Carney that “it just sort of struck me that the President talked about this great impact that he had on his life, but
As an unrelenting wintry storm threatens to choke the Mid-Atlantic into Sunday evening, intrepid NFL players duked it out in Philadelphia amid white-out conditions. The potent system battered the South and Midwest in recent days and now, as it creeps East, it has the Eagles and visiting Detroit Lions both battling major snow. While the blizzard has professional athletes struggling to stay ahead of the weather, a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is delivering a sloppy smorgasbord from the Mid-Atlantic through southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
The two drugs have been declared equivalently miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically, they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company. But one holds a clear price advantage. Avastin costs about $50 per injection. Lucentis costs about $2,000 per injection. Doctors choose the more expensive drug more than half a million times every year, a choice that costs the Medicare program, the largest single customer, an extra $1 billion or more annually. Spending that much may make little sense for a country burdened by ever- rising health
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.— An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday. "We just hope that it´s purchased by an institution where the public could have access to it, a museum or something like that," Owens´ daughter, Marlene Owens Rankin of Chicago, told The Associated Press before the sale. The auction house said Burkle, who also owns William Faulkner´s Nobel Prize
The State Department on Friday defended its decision to commission a $1 million sculpture for the American embassy in London just days before the partial government shutdown in October. The department awarded the contract for the granite sculpture to Sean Scully, an Irish-born American artist, as part of its Art in Embassies program, which curates exhibitions for American embassy and consulate facilities. "Like much of the art purchased by this program, this piece was purchased under the market price after considerable negotiation with both the artist and the gallery. This is an important part of our diplomatic presence overseas," spokeswoman
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a