There’s a Lot to Love Here

This is a video clip filmed after 9/11, when President Bush went to Yankee Stadium to throw out the first ball.

From Derek Jeter’s pitching advice, to a Secret Service agent dressed as an umpire, to the patriotism of the fans….  there’s a lot to love in this video:

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  • Danielle Bauchat

    This gave me the warm fuzzies! Thank you for posting this and reminding us what America is all about! Man, I miss that man as president! :)

    • Michelle Erb

      Our current president is also an incredible consoler in chief. May there be a day when that is no longer such as important role:

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/04/1289644/-What-Obama-Secretly-Did-in-Newtown#

      • Michelle Erb

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    • Hgyu

      Tell us Danielle, what is Anerica all about?

      • Danielle Bauchat

        Patriotism, respect, freedom

        • Hgyu

          Well, I agree with you on patriotism, especially jingoism. But respect? Respect for what/whom?????? Please explain. This is very vague. And freedom? Do you not realize that this oft cited claim doesn’t hold true when looking at world freedom rankings based on various aspects of freedom? Other countries have more freedom than we do here. Freedom does not make the US exceptional.

          • Michelle Erb

            We did have all of that right after 9/11 including the respect of the world. Then the Bush Cheney administration along with the conservative media trashed it all, by purposely dividing the country and the world into those that supported them and those that did not.

            Remember how anyone who dared to question their war of choice in Iraq was deemed a traitor and bullied mercilessly? As simultaneously our freedoms began eroding with the patriot act and false terror scares?

            I hope we can someday regain the unity we had following 9/11.

          • Hgyu

            Not so sure about the “respect of the world ” Michelle. Americans tend to have an inflated idea of how others view this country. But certainly there was a drop in our rating after invading Iraq. I think we’ve gained some back in past few years.

          • Michelle Erb

            I am talking about the short period right after 9-11 when so many other countries extended good will and sympathy toward us. Certainly it would never have lasted at that level, but Bush/Cheney flushed it all down the toilet, causing even those who had been our friends to hate us..

            Even Democrats who had been angry over the 2000 election (when Gore won the popular vote and the electoral college was under dispute), set it all aside to give Bush their full support after we were attacked.

            Unfortunately the republicans have shown themselves to be completely unable to ever do the same for our current president, no matter what the crisis. Even when he tries to pursue ideas that start out as Republican proposals, they attack, instead of trying to work together.,

          • Hgyu

            Well, I think those countries would do exactly the same now or at anytime if the need arises. It’s not necessarily ” respect” ( I still have no idea what Danirlle was referring to by respect) but rather just something you do for others. Canadians especially are that way and that’s why there was no hesitation to help out on 9/11.

          • Susan A Davis

            I do not think we have gained anything back in the past few years. Actually i think we are now laughed at by most outside the borders. No one respects us they think our President is a joke ask Putin..We have started way more wars in other Countries since he came in office without even going into the Countries. Now everyone is fighting each other. Venzeuella is in a uproar for freedom and civil rights and our Govt. says nothing why because this is what they want to see happen here. Ashame ya’ll are blinded.

          • Jog

            We’ve started more wars???? Right…..

          • pusherhombre

            We are laughed at, especially in Moscow. Putin actually disabled his communications with the White House last week so he and little obama are no longer talking. He would not have done that with Bush.

          • Jog

            Seriously? You think Putin is a sign of how other countries feel about President Obama or other leaders?. ” Little Obama”? You’re ridiculous.

          • pusherhombre

            Putin represents Russia which is. . . guess what? ANOTHER COUNTRY!!!! What he is doing and the lack of any other nation to step up and stop Putin is a strong indicator of how we are looked at in the world by other nations.

            Look up the word “ridiculous” too. if you don’t feel that way, you should. While you are at it, Jog, pick up a paper, for crying out loud and get caught up on what is happening in current events and around the world.

          • Jog

            Seriously? Putin??? You are using him as an indicator if how the world feels about ObAma. That’s riduculous. And pardon me, but what makes you think he or another leader wouldn’t stop communication with Bush when we had the most attacks on our embassies with Bush. Too funny.

          • pusherhombre

            Probably because Bush was President for eight years and Putin would not expand his country’s borders and he never hung up on Bush, either. Seriously, Jog. read some contemporary affairs. Like the saying goes, “It is hard to blame Bush when it is called ‘ObamaCare.'” LMAO.

          • Jog

            In case you haven’t noticed, our President himself is happy to claim it as Obamacare. Pretty safe to bet the GOP will drop that term as its popularity continues to increase.

            I just think its hilarious when people try to claim George Bush was respected and feared by other countries given all the attacks under his presidency. I lived outside the US then and believe me, other countries shook their heads at the US over Bush.

          • pusherhombre

            You can’t count moving back in with Mom as living in another country, little missy.

          • Jog

            Little missy? Don’t know how I qualify as that old man having lived outside the US raising a family and having a career. Oh and by the way, my Mom and Dad lived in the US then. But you go keep grabbing at straws. Too funny.

          • pusherhombre

            Yeah, right. Liberals always lie about who they are and where they have been.

          • Jog

            Oh man, you are too much. Seriously?

          • guest

            So if Jog pretends to be a “liberal” than she can’t be one?

          • Jog

            Pusherhombre started commenting on this post by calling someone a fool. All he has done since then is shown that he should really be careful about calling people that……

          • guest

            Rule of thumb- when they start right off with “fool” “idiot” or “dumb” they will prove that applies to themselves, usually within the same sentence.

          • Jog

            Exactly guest!

          • Jog

            Hmmmm…. I think you need to be careful not just about calling others fools, but skso suggesting they aren’t aware of current affairs. Putin would not expand borders under Bush? Really???? Oh! But maybe he also didn’t hang up on Bush. Is that the difference? Too funny.
            http://mediamatters.org/mobile/blog/2014/03/04/flashback-2008-when-a-russian-invasion-made-fox/198322

          • pusherhombre

            He definitely would not touch the Ukraine when Bush was President, so. . . If you really lived overseas, you would be much better informed and your posts would show it.

          • guest

            Why would he have touched the Ukraine then since he had virtual control over it? It is only now that his power has weakened and Ukraine revolted against their pro-Putin leader that Putin lost his control, and had a reason to get semi-aggresive.

            What difference do you see between his attacking Georgia under Bush and what has happened in Ukraine? (other than that Georgia was a brazen full on military attack, and he was welcomed into Crimea by the mostly Russian population.)

          • Jog

            Did I say I lived overseas? And you don’t know what you’re talking about pusher hombre. At all.

          • pusherhombre

            Yes you did. Look in the mirror, babe. You should read up before just deciding you are going to defend little obama no matter what. Because now, like the President, you are drawing red lines and then lieing about it to cover it up. This is what liberals always do.

          • Jog

            Babe? Wow, can’t wait to hear what your pet name will be for me next.

            But seriously, it is you who should far ore carefully. I said outside the US, not overseas. Not the same thing, pusherhombre. Like suggesting people look foolish, you should also be careful about calling people liars.

          • pusherhombre

            Sweetie, we all know you are angry but the man you have pledged your soul to is simply not doing a good job and Putin and Iran are walking all over him. One day, you will regret defending obama to your last breath and he is not even asking you to do this and doesn’t care that you did.

          • Jog

            Sweetie!!!! It gets even better. No, I’m
            Not the angry one. I’m actually happy Obama is our President and happy with the changes he has managed to bring in.

            I guess you realized your error in “overseas” .

          • pusherhombre

            You must think Carter is an outstanding president then because Carter will no longer rank dead last.

            Did you see the story in Daily Caller of the Philippines playing “Beverly Hills Cop” instead of “Hail To The Chief” as he walked down the red carpet? Still another sign the U.S. is losing respect around the world. It was funny but it was also a slap in the face to a weak leader. They played the Philippine National Anthem for their President and then “Beverly Hills Cop” for little obama yesterday.

          • Jog

            Seriously? Is Hail to the Chief even played for a US President outside of the US?

            And this song played by a local band was played as a sign of disrespect? Akin to, oh say…. throwing a shoe at him? You know this how? Or do you instead think its an homage to what might be the biggest US symbol in the Phillipines: the movie industry.

            In actuality pusherhombre, you have very little perspective or appreciation for how other country view our country or our President.

          • pusherhombre

            “Hail To The Chief” has ALWAYS been played for a sitting president outside the U.S. See, this is why I know you have never been out of the country. You don’t even know that!

          • Jog

            Um no…… It has not always. It was made the official so g to announce the arrival of the President at state functions in 1954. I question whether that protocol applies out side the US. How to you know this?

            And FYI, I lived most of my life thus far outside the US.

          • pusherhombre

            Because I have lived outside of the United States, I am very familiar with the customs of the arrival of the President in foreign countries and “Hail To The Chief” is ALWAYS played when the President is presented both in America and abroad. You would know this too if you were ever overseas for an extended period of time.

            But this time, a sitting president of another nation thought it would be funny to confuse the US president with Eddie Murphy. On the one hand, that is hilarious. On the other hand, it is quite a statement about the respect given to a sitting president of the United States. Especially from the Philippines of all places.

          • Jog

            Um no, there was no confusion as to who President Obama is as opposed to Eddie Murphy. Wow. Just wow. Do you just make this shit up or do you hear it in some talk radio?

            Still waiting for you to show me a reference for Hail to the Chief to always being played outside the US to announce the arrival of a US President. You were already wrong that it always has been here.

            And tell us, what song is played in the US to announce the arrival of the Prime Minister of Canada? Or of Great Britain? Or the Queen of England? Or the President of Germany? Or the Chancellor of Germany? I’m willing to bet you don’t know. Oh, but wait….. You live here! So you must know!!!!!Too funny pusherhombre.

          • pusherhombre

            “O Canada”
            “God Save The Queen”
            “Das Deutschlandied”

            That was easy. And I just taught you some things. Had you ever lived beyond the borders of your parents’ house you might know some of this too.

            Now, who plays those songs when dignitaries arrive in the U.S.?

          • Jog

            Those are their national anthems. What is played to announce these individuals.

            Still waiting on your reference fir Hsil to the Chief bring protocol for announcing the arrival of the US President in foreign countries.

            Still waiting on your ridiculous story about Eddye Murphy too. Seriously? Didyou really think of that on your own? Or talk radio?

          • pusherhombre

            I just told you the songs to announce the diplomats. Stop being an idiot.

          • Jog

            No, you told me their national anthems. I asked for what songs are played in foreign countries to announce their arrivals? According to you, for the US President’s arrival in a foreign country, a song other than the US national anthem is always played. What is the song played for each of the leaders I asked you for?

            Still waiting in your other answers.

            And good to be careful about calling others an idiot. Did you not already learn your lesson here on name calling? Too funny

          • pusherhombre

            I gave you what you wanted and if you were who you said you were, you would know. Or just turn on the TV when a foreign dignitary arrives and gives a joint conference with the President. It is easy enough to check out but you are too lazy to do so. You could look for it on the internet too if you knew how or even email the Marine Corps band yourself and check my answers. But you won’t. Because you are an ideological lunatic and you know you are wrong but you cannot admit it.

          • Jog

            Seriously pusherhombre? You still haven’t been able to answer my questions.

            Mostly I question your claim that Hail to the Chief is played by foreign countries to announce the arrival of the President of the US. I think this is domestic protocol, not foreign. And, contrary to your claim that it has always been so, it has not. It became protocol in 1954. Show me that thus is protocol for foreign countries.

            Still waiting on where you got that Eddie Murphy confusion story. This should be good….

          • pusherhombre

            If you doubt “Hail To The Chief” is not played when the President goes overseas, then look it up yourself. I know this because I have done that and also from personal experience in serving the nation overseas you obviously do not have.

          • Jog

            Oh! You were in the service! Perhaps that is the reason for your confusion. Perhaps they played Hail to the Chief when the President was visiting US serivemen overseas and you thought that was done whenever the President visited foreign countries? Really??!!!!

            You looked it up and found references for it being protocol for foreign countries to play Hail to the Chief to announce the US President’s arrivsl???? Really!!!????Well then show us this reference. Still waiting…..

          • pusherhombre

            Like I said above, you are too lazy to do anything as simple as looking it up. What an idiot.

          • Jog

            So it sounds like the source of your confusion has been found! Seriously? You thought because it was played when the President visited your foreign service base it was played whenever the President visited a foreign country??? Really????

            And I have looked it up.Thoroughly. I see no reference supporting your claim. Show us thus supposed reference. I doubt you can.

            Again, you should know by now that name calling will just come back and bite you in the butt hombre.

          • pusherhombre

            Like I said, you are an ideological idiot. Drown in your own bullshit.

          • Jog

            Still waiting. If you had it you would show it and prove me wrong. You cant

          • pusherhombre

            Look it up.

          • Jog

            I already told you that I did and there is nothing to support your claim that Hail to the Chief is played to announce the arrival of the US President in a foreign country.

            You have no reference either. If you did you would show us.

          • pusherhombre

            I think we all know you didn’t and the only one you are fooling is yourself.

          • Jog

            Seriously?? That’s you reply? And how to you know this??? Too funny! You have no way of knowing this nor proving this.

            Hey, but you know what? You could prove that you supposedly found a reference supporting your claim that it is played. But you can’t. If you could you would. Simple as that.

          • pusherhombre

            Yawn. Like I said, go look it up. A simple civics class could also help you out.

          • Jog

            And like I told you I already did and there is no reference to support ypur claim. If you had one you would give it. You don’t.

          • pusherhombre

            And if you looked for one where I told you to look you would find it.

            But you are angry with me about the three song references because i was right and I knew them right off the top of my head without checking and you did not know that and you cannot admit that you were wrong.

            Now you are just in face-saving mode while wiping the egg off your face. LMAO.

          • Jog

            I have looked it up and there is no reference to support your claim. If you actually had one you’d name it. You don’t.

            Mad at you for naming national anthems? Not at all. I actually am amused by you for thinking what happened on your base is what happens whenever our President arrives in a foreign country. Too funny!

          • pusherhombre

            Mad at me for getting it RIGHT! Not that you knew it was right at the time, but that I knew that off the top of my head and got back to you so quickly.

            You are an idiot. Because the U.S. has a presidential anthem you automatically assumed all the other countries do too. They don’t. You trapped yourself on that one.

          • Jog

            No, I didn’t assume they all had one. But if they did, would we play it here when they visited? No. We would play their anthem if anything. Just as other countries do not play Hail to the Chief when our President visits. You only thought they did because you were on a foreign US base when this happened. That’s almost cute!

            And you claim you found a reference supporting your claim. You haven’t. If you did you would name it and untrap yourself. You can’t.

          • pusherhombre

            Wrong as usual. When diplomats visit we play their Presidential anthem if they have one and we always play their national anthem and the greeting is always reciprocated when the President visits overseas. Which is why the “Beverly Hills Cop” theme song is such a story.

          • Jog

            No it’s ” such” a story because its amusingly 80s of them.

            You still won’t provide a reference for this claim
            You keep making. You can’t. If you could you would. End of story. Too funny!

          • pusherhombre

            The flip side of the story is that it was dangerous of the Secret Service to put the President in this situation in the first place. The Filipinos are not backward people. They have their own nation and they have helped us in the War on Terror by helping to rescue hostages held their by al Qaeda and helping us out in Iraq and Afghanistan.

            You make them out to be an 80’s kind of people which is ignorant but it is also what you can expect from someone who knows nothing about that region and has never been there.

          • Jog

            “The Filipinos are not a backward people”. Says the guy who thought they mistook Eddue Murphy for our President!!! Oh my gawd that’s the best yet!!!! Hombre you are so ridiculous it’s cute!

          • pusherhombre

            And you are so hopelessly lost in your own bullshit I am genuinely worried about you.

          • Jog

            That’s you reply? Oh hombre. You ARE ridiculously cute!

          • pusherhombre

            That’s my reply.

          • Jog

            Of course it is. What more could you say? They were your words. There’s no defense. I guess you forgot that you even wrote that about Eddie Murphy. That’s why it’s cute :)

          • pusherhombre

            Just like they are your words above that show total ignorance of foreign protocol while claiming to live outside of the States and knowing what the bands play when dignitaries arrive.

            Look for the story. It is all over the news now.

          • Jog

            All over the news, but not because it was a show of disrespect! Or that it was played ” instead of Hail to the Chief”. Or, your most ridiculous claim, that they mistook Eddie Murphy for President Obama.

            And sorry hombre but you’re wrong about Hail to the Chief. It’s cute though that you thought just because it was played on your US base in a foreign country that it would be played during all foreign visits!

          • pusherhombre

            I am right about Hail To The Chief. 100%.

            You should go to bed because you are very tired and you are making things up. I never said the President visited my base and they played Hail To The Chief because he didn’t. Your lack of sleep is part of what is making you post foolishly.

          • guest

            You took a lighthearted news story too seriously. In pointing out the odd choice of music in the Philippines, it was flippantly referred to as an odd alternative to “Hail to the Chief.” No one is suggesting that a serious breach of protocol took place, or that hail to the chief was actually expected.

            Right now I am wondering if you even realize that Archie Bunker was a caricature that all in the family was ridiculing?

          • Jog

            I don’t think hombre even does, guest. I don’t want to make fun of him. I think it’s rather cute just in the same way Archie Bunker was.

            It makes one wonder if pusherhombre is a actually just playing a character himself here. In which case I say Bravo!

          • pusherhombre

            Definitely a breach of protocol. Do you realize Archie Bunker is one of the Top 5 Most Beloved TV personalities of all time?

          • Jog

            Yes! He’s such a buffoon it’s cute.

          • guest

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Arrival_Ceremony

            The United States Army Herald Trumpets perform four ruffles and flourishes. Honor guards will then open the doors of the White House and the president and first lady will emerge. “Hail to the Chief”, the presidential fanfare, is immediately played by a military band. The president and first lady stand on the walk awaiting the foreign head of state’s motorcade.
            Shortly after the president and first lady enter the South Lawn, the guests’ motorcade approaches and slows to a stop as a fanfare sounds.
            The foreign head of state and his or her spouse emerge. They are greetedby the president and first lady, and then move to a raised dais festooned with the United States colors and bunting. A member of the
            diplomatic corps will announce the playing of the foreign head of state’s NATIONAL ANTHEM, preceded by four ruffles and flourishes. This is followed by the “Star-Spangled Banner”. During the playing of the two national anthems,

          • guest

            Still looking for any evidence “hail to the chief” would be traditionally played by non-Americans. Why would a country with a different leader be performing a song with these lyrics:

            Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,

            Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.

            Hail to the Chief, as we pledge co-operation

            In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.

            Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,

            This you will do, that’s our strong, firm belief.

            Hail to the one we selected as commander,

            Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!

          • Jog

            They wouldn’t be performing it guest. Hombre got confused because he heard it played when a US President visited the base hombre was stationed at. He thought that meant it was played anywhere outside the US that the President visited.

          • Jog

            Yep guest. That’s protocol in the US. Hombre, thinks it is in foreign countries as well for the US President. Still waiting for his supposed reference for that claim…..

          • pusherhombre

            That’s what happens!

          • pusherhombre

            That is exactly how it happens. See, Jog? Somebody did the research you were too lazy to do.

          • Jog

            Hombre, that’s exactly how it happens for visits of foreign leaders to the US. Did you not read guest’s comment? And did you not understand what guest was pointing out by emphasizing ” national anthem”? No, of course you didn’t. This I easily found as well in my own search. What cannot be found is anything to support your claim that Hail to the Chief is played upon the US President’s arrival in a foreign country.

            We’re still waiting for this reference you claim to have found but cannot show……..

          • pusherhombre

            Like I said above, the honor is reciprocated when the President visits and I have personal experience with that.

          • Jog

            You heard Hail to the Cheif played on your foreign base. It’s not played whenever the US President visits a foreign country.

            Still waiting for this reference you claim to have……..

          • pusherhombre

            What base do you think I was at when they played “Hail To The Chief?” Lol.

          • Jog

            The one you claimed to have served on overseas hombre.

            Still waiting for that reference btw……

          • pusherhombre

            Which one was that?

          • Jog

            Only you know that hombre.

            Still waiting for the reference you say you have supporting your claim that Hail to the Chief is played whenever the US President visits a foreign country.

          • pusherhombre

            You’re the one who made that up. You tell me. This is your story.

          • Jog

            I said its probably where you must have got this ridicous idea of yours that Hsil to the Chief is played whenever the President visits another country.

            Still waiting fir thus supposed reference you claim to have……

          • pusherhombre

            Type in English please.

            It wasn’t as I have posted previously. You made that up.

          • Jog

            It is English hombre. Surely you can read through iPhone typos. But maybe not…..

            No I didn’t make it up. You claimed that you served overseas. That would explain where you might have heard Hail to the Chief being played outside the US and how you may have come up with thus idea that its played whenever a US Presudent visits a foreign country.

          • pusherhombre

            I did serve overseas and I am very proud and honored to have done so. America is an awesome country and I was proud to serve alongside fellow patriots.

            You are the one who made up the story about the President visiting at one of the posts I served at. Even worse, you believed your own story and keep trying to add to the flames. I enjoy a good story but that is not my service you are describing. You are going after a figment of your own imagination. Like a young puppy, you are chasing your own tail.

          • guest

            So please tell us in detail. What the situation was overseas where you observed “Hail to the Chief” being played. Also, how did you jump from that alleged example to conclude that it is ALWAYS played?

            Also feel free to say you made a mistake. It happens.

            p.s. jog and I have been trying to help you. She suggested that perhaps you thought it was played because you witnessed it being done at what would amount to an American event overseas, where our president was in fact “the chief.”

            I suggested that you innocently misinterpreted an article that did give the impression that Hail to the chief would normally have been played instead of a song from Beverly Hill’s cop.

          • Jog

            Honestly guest, I also think hombre did genuinely believe this was protocol and has now realized his mistake and won’t admit it. Good luck trying to get him to explain where he heard it, give the reference he claims to have or just ‘fess up to having been wrong.

          • guest

            Jog,

            You have the patience of Job. I wish you all the best. I am posting under “guest” so that I stop getting notifications every time someone posts a response to something I wrote a while ago. Since once I read them, I cannot resist coming back yet again.

            Originally I came to this blog to correct some obvious factual inaccuracies, and could not resist joining some interesting conversations.

            But now that the Palin hate agenda is public knowledge, these blogs have spiraled into a bottomless pit of ignorance. For me it is as much of a waste of time as trying to correct the record at Breitbart.com would be. But kudos to anyone who keeps trying.

          • Jog

            Thanks guest. I’ve tried to be as kind as possible to hombre, because I think he made some honest mistakes in arriving at his idea that it’s always played overseas fir our President , and it’s pretty normal for someone to not want to admit they are wrong. But he just keeps digging that hole deeper and becoming more ridiculous.

            Either that or he really is just playing an Archie Bunker character. Rember that super fan ” Richard”? I think that was all a ruse too. If do, well played!

          • Jog

            It’s the best explanation for how you could have heard it played for the President overseas hombre and been mistaken fir it being protocol for whenever a US President visits a foreign country. Or maybe you made up the story that you heard it played overseas just like you lied about finding a reference to support you claim ( still waiting for that reference!).

          • pusherhombre

            No it isn’t. You live in a world of your own fantasy, Jog.

          • Jog

            And yet, you still can’t seem to answer guest’s question below. No details on the situation overseas in which you heard it played for the US President. And you can’t seem to provide us with the reference you claim to have about it always being played overseas for the President. …..

            It’s abundantly clear to us that you were mistaken and simply can’t admit it.

            Ill be kind and leave it at that.

          • pusherhombre

            I think you have already established that even if I gave you the details you would just mock my service to my country as you did above. I don’t have to play your game when you can answer your own questions. You didn’t even know what was played as the national anthems for the countries until I told you and then somebody else backed me up. you don’t even know that!

          • Jog

            Oh that’s funny!!!! Seriously? What gives you the idea we would mock your service to the country?

            And btw, I didn’t ask you fir the national anthems. I asked you for what was played. It’s hilarious for you to think I would not know those anthems….. Especially Canada’s! Almost as funny as your reason for not answering guest’s question. You are adorable hombre.

          • pusherhombre

            Look at your posts above.

            You did ask for the national anthems. You wanted to know what was played. The answer is the national anthems. You did not know that because you assumed that presidential anthems had to be played and when I told you that the national anthems were played, you showed your ass and fought me.

            You had no idea what was played. I did, also because of my own experience.

            Lots of people think I am adorable. Thank you.

          • Jog

            I asked you what was played. The answer was national anthems. That’s the point. I knew it was national anthems NOT “whatever was played for a leader in their own country” as you were claiming was the case. The national anthem is played for visitors to our country, and our national anthem ( NOT Hail to the Chief) is played for our President when visiting a foreign country .

            I’m not sure if you are genuinely confused about this or are just arguing badly. Or just playing an Archie Bunker character.

            We”re still waiting for you to answer guest’s question and provide that reference……

          • pusherhombre

            I realize you believe your experience as a professional housewife trumps any service to country or anybody else’s experience for that matter but you did not even know national anthems were played for foreign dignitaries when they arrive.

            Both the Star Spangled Banner and Hail To the Chief are played wherever the President goes.

          • Jog

            Oh wow hombre,you just showed your cards! Ever cute… again in an Archie Bunker way. I know plenty of stay at home moms who are likely better educated and more informed and smarter than you, so without disrespect to them, I’ll tell you yet again I have had both a career and raised a family and lived in the US and outside if the YS . And I am well aware that we play their national anthems when we have foreign leaders visiting ( and NOT as you claimed an alternative ” presidential anthem” if they have one) and that when our president visits a foreign country they play our national anthem ( and NOT Hail to the Chief as you claim).

            Still waiting for that reference…….

          • pusherhombre

            And yet you had no idea we played the national anthems of other countries when their dignitaries visit because when I told you what was played you insisted I was wrong because these were not presidential anthems.

            Yeah, that housewife experience-Whoooo wee! You are one smart lady. Showed that ignorant vet from flyover country just how intelligent those housewives can be, didn’t you?

          • Jog

            Hombre, you need to read more carefully. I corrected you because the correct answer was ” their national anthem” . Period. You seem to believe its their national anthem except when they have a presidential a thenm. That was my point. You are wrong in believing that. Guest already showed you you were wrong… And you mistook what he wrote.

            Funny how you think so little of housewives. Interesting…..

            Still waiting for the reference…..

          • pusherhombre

            You should scroll back through your answers because you wanted to know what songs were played for specific countries. I told them to you and they were the national anthems. The fact from your most recent post that you still do not seem to know that “O Canada” and “God Save The Queen” are not national anthems continues to amuse me immensely.

          • Jog

            It amuses me that you think I didn’t know that having lived in Canada for 40 years! Oh my god. That’s the best. Thanks hombre. Or maybe I should just start calling you Archie.

          • pusherhombre

            If you ever lived in Canada, you should have known better than to fight me when I told you correctly it is played when the Prime Minister visits.

          • Jog

            The correct answer was national anthems. It is always the national anthem even if they happen to play something else domestically. That is the case when we have visitors here and when our President visits other countries. That’s the point you missed. …. And keep missing it appears. Or maybe you do get it now and just can’t ait it. Who knows.

          • pusherhombre

            Duh. Which is what I posted. It still remains amusing to me that even though I told you “O Canada” was played you would not realize that I named the national anthem. LMAO.

            And I already made that point about how we play it when the Prime Minister visits. You are now taking my words and claiming they are yours.

          • Jog

            I find it amusing that you think it’s not common knowledge to Americans what the national anthem is of Canada.

            You did not know that the national anthem is played even if a country has a ” presidential anthem” . That’s the point. And it holds true for when our President visits a foreign country.

          • pusherhombre

            This is gibberish. Your second paragraph is unreadable and makes no sense.

          • Jog

            The second ” is” in the first sentence off second paragraph should be “if”. I shouldn’t be surprised that you couldn’t decipher the typo. Ill correct it for you now.

          • pusherhombre

            It is still gibberish. Especially the first sentence. And I still think it is funny you did not know “O Canada” is the national anthem of Canada. You were looking for the words “national anthem” and when I answered that “O Canada” was played when their prime minister visits, you did not give me credit because you did not even know what your own national anthem was! You did not know that “God Save The Queen” is played when England’s Prime Minister comes and the same song for the Queen! You had no idea “The Song Of The Germans” was the national anthem of Germany. Because I gave you the titles, you counted it as wrong.

            And you still do. That is hilarious because it proves you are an idiot!

          • guest

            No one backed you up. You claimed that when applicable we play the equivalent to “Hail to the Chief” for foreign leaders. I showed something that contradicted that.

            Now please, I am genuinely curious. In what situation did you observe “Hail to the Chief” being played abroad? (hint Guam and the U.S. Virgin islands do not count)

          • Jog

            Thank you guest. Again, Im not sure if hombre doesn’t comprehend things well, or he just makes things up but you clearly were correcting him rather than ” backing ” him.

            Yep. Still waiting hombre. And your excuse that we would only make fun of your service is simply ridiculous and unfounded…..

          • pusherhombre

            Now you are making things up again. I never said “Hail To The Chief” was played for other leaders. I told you their national anthems were played and if they had an additional song for the Prime Minister, we would play that too. But most don’t.

            As Ronald Reagan said, “There you go again.” Now that was a real president.

          • guest

            “and if they had an additional song for the Prime Minister,we would play that too” That is what was disproved. Everyone agreed with you that we play their national anthem on official state occasions.

          • pusherhombre

            Never disproved. Know why?

          • Jog

            Go back and read the reference guest posted. You know, the one that specifies that national anthems are played for visiting leaders. The one that you mistakenly thought backed up your claim that their ” presidential anthem” was played if that had one and that Hail to the Chief is played whenever our President visits foreign countries.

            Let us know if you have trouble finding it in the comments.

          • Jog

            Yes, there you go again hombre! Go back and read more carefully what guest just wrote. Too funny!

            Here, ill spell it out for you: He said ” the equivalent to Hail to the Chief” .

          • pusherhombre

            Which guest? Guest is the name of anybody who posts here without a proper account.

          • Jog

            Seriously??? Okay let me help you out…. There us only one ” guest” that has been involved in thus discussion. That should be clear to you seeing as he keeps referring ba k to his own comments. But maybe we give you too much credit.

          • pusherhombre

            Wrong again.

          • Jog

            No hombre, there is one guest involved in this discussion. But since you are only trying to distract from your mistake I have copied the comments from right above here in which you claim guest backed you up, then he corrects you that he most certainly did not back you up but rather corrected you and them you misquote him.

            Sucks huh? Here it is:

            pusherhombre Jog
            2 hours ago
            I think you have already established that even if I gave you the details you would just mock my service to my country as you did above. I don’t have to play your game when you can answer your own questions. You didn’t even know what was played as the national anthems for the countries until I told you and then somebody else backed me up. you don’t even know that!
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            guest pusherhombre
            an hour ago
            No one backed you up. You claimed that when applicable we play the equivalent to “Hail to the Chief” for foreign leaders. I showed something that contradicted that.

            Now please, I am genuinely curious. In what situation did you observe “Hail to the Chief” being played abroad? (hint Guam and the U.S. Virgin islands do not count)
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            pusherhombre guest
            38 minutes ago
            Now you are making things up again. I never said “Hail To The Chief” was played for other leaders. I told you their national anthems were played and if they had an additional song for the Prime Minister, we would play that too. But most don’t.

            As Ronald Reagan said, “There you go again.” Now that was a real president.
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          • pusherhombre

            What sucks for you is that you did not know “O Canada” was your national anthem. Ha Ha.

          • Jog

            Seriously? That’s your response to the thread above? I think the kindest thing I could conclude is that you truly are playing an Archie Bunker character. Well played! You had us thinking it was real. Bravo you!!!! Are you the same guy who played Palin super fan ” Richard”?

          • pusherhombre

            That’s my response.

          • guest

            There has only been one “guest” responding to your posts on this page. Jog may even know what name I used to post under. I confirmed absolutely nothing that you said. Seriously. It was an honest mistake. Give it up.

            While you were incorrect in claiming it is ALWAYS played. by non-Americans, It would be interesting to hear if it has ever been played. So if there really was a time that you observed it played overseas I would sincerely like to hear about it. I am always interested in hearing true stories from those who have served overseas.

          • pusherhombre

            Anybody can use the name guest.

          • Jog

            I think I do know who you are ” guest”! ( M******* E**?) . If I’m right, sorry for Calling you a he. Thanks for joining in. It’s been fun. Even more fun now that I realize pusherhombre must be playing a character. I should have guessed it earlier with his avatar. Well played! Funny…. even if in a bit of a cruel way to right wingers. Have a good night ” guest”.

          • guest

            Yup. It is M.E. I do not think he started out playing a character, but he is being purposely obtuse now. I do appreciate the Archie bunker picture.

          • Jog

            I knew it! I thought I recognized your style and smarts! Hiya.

            Well yes he could just be obtuse now because he’s so backed into a corner, and really has said all this nonsense for real….. but I am going to be kind and go with him being cheeky all along and putting on an act poking fun at right wingers. In which case I applaud him!

            Good night M. E. :)

          • guest

            I Did not think I would need to explain it. This shows that we do NOT play the equivalent of Hail to the Chief for foreign leaders, we play their nation anthem.

            If our President were regularly greeted by Hail to the Chief by foreign leaders (as opposed to by the Marine band at military stations) there would be plenty of video of it on You-Tube.

          • Jog

            Exactly guest. I’m not sure if hombre didnt even read your comment or just failed to comprehend it. Either way its funny seeing as he calls other people lazy and idiots. He should know by now not to call people names. It just comes back to bite him.

          • pusherhombre

            Sort of right. We do not play the presidential anthems of other countries because many countries do not have one. Setups are different and most nations do not have Presidents but Prime Ministers and therefore different forms of government. So, we just play their national anthems. But “Hail To The Chief” is always played as the President walks a carpet to approach a stage or podium or when he is being introduced to the public.

          • Jog

            Hail to the Chief is played for such events in the US. It is not played whenever the US President makes a state visit to another country.

            Still waiting for this reference you claim to have…..

          • pusherhombre

            Except for the Philippines who played the Axel F song, it most certainly is.

          • Jog

            Not true.

            Still waiting for the reference you claim to have………

          • pusherhombre

            It is true.

          • guest

            Are you actually claiming that when our president visits China, Israel and countries that still have Royal heads of state, those countries play “Hail to the Chief” for him?

            When Bush visited the Middle East he was lucky when he did not have shoes thrown at him. He certainly was not being “hailed” as their “chief”

            Just give it up already

          • Jog

            Yes guest that is exactly what hombre is claiming! Silly isn’t it? He even insists he can cite a reference to support this claim, but won’t.

          • pusherhombre

            Yes. And if they don’t, we do.

          • Jog

            Oh now you are trying to suggest the President takes a band along with him to foreign countries to play Hail to the Chief to introduce him? Really??? Oh.Wait…..Or maybe a recording to play over the host’s sound system?

            This just keeps getting funnier. Bravo!

          • pusherhombre

            That is what you are suggesting and as usual you would be wrong again. Ha Ha.

          • Jog

            No, that I what you suggested. How else would ” we” play Hail to the Chief in a foreign country if the host doesn’t? Oh wait….. The Presudent brings along a kazoo????

            Too funny!!!!

          • guest

            Are you actually bragging about knowing the name of three whole national anthems after traveling the world? I knew far more than three before I ever left the country. i even know some of the words.

            And what does this have to do with whether countries play songs specifically saluting another head of state as opposed to a national anthem?

          • Jog

            It has nothing to do with that guest. Hombre mistakenly thought that just because he heard Hail to the Chief played when the US President visited the base hombre was serving on overseas that Hail to the Chief is played whenever a US President visits a foreign country. That’s almost cute that he thought that, isn’t it? He is trying to claim that he can cite references to support this, but refuses to. Right….. It’s funny really.

          • pusherhombre

            Good for you! Are you bragging too, now?

          • guest

            But he would invade Georgia under Bush. Okay then.

          • pusherhombre

            In the past few years, no. Barack Obama wanted to go into Syria and found NOBODY would partner with him. Respect was lost over the past few years, not regained.

          • Jog

            You misunderstand respect pusherhombre.

          • pusherhombre

            Look it up in the dictionary, Jog. Weakness is not respect.

          • Jog

            Weakness????

          • pusherhombre

            Weakness. Look up that word too.

          • Jog

            I know what it means . You’re going to have to explain yourself here. This should be good……

          • pusherhombre

            Take a look at the word respect. What does it say?

          • Jog

            And I know what respect means too. Again, you’re going to have to explain yourself . Still waiting…..

          • pusherhombre

            Look it up, son and get back to me.

          • Jog

            I’m not your son and I’m a woman.

            And perhaps you should take a look at how countries reacted to George Bush and Iraq invasion and how many Bengazis there were duri g his presidency before you start making stupid claims about respect……

          • pusherhombre

            Countries allied with George Bush and the number of countries pledging support was even larger than the coalition that went into Afghanistan. That was respect.

            When little obama wanted to go into Syria, who was with him? Nobody, right? Little obama had to take back his red line and then Russia took over the “disarming” of Syria scheduled for some indefinite time in the future. That is not respect. Russia and Iran are taking advantage of a very weak leader. And all little obama will do about, little missy, is revoke a visa.

          • Jog

            Little Obama???? You’re ridiculous. And those countries went into Afgz istan because they believed it was necessary and right. In the case if Syria they bided their time and fortunately other means were found. What about Iraq???? What about attacks in our embassies under Bush???? Little Bushie. Oh gawd.

          • pusherhombre

            Yawn.

          • Jog

            Furthermore, respect goes beyond warfare and terrorist attacks. Perhaps you don’t appreciate the respect America loses as a country for its position on gay rights, women’s issues, health care and its unscientific denial of anthropogenic climate change and Evolution. Obama, and the country in general under his Presidency, has been progressive in these areas which has helped.

          • guest

            So why hasn’t Russia taken over Ukraine yet? You probably do not even realize that until recently Russia had incredible influence over Ukraine which they have now lost. So he gets back Crimea and will probably make some inroads into Eastern Ukraine, but Western Ukraine is a huge loss, and he would not risk invading it because of our strength.

            Why did Putin invade Georgia under W? (Even after W. said he had looked into Putin’s eyes and seen his soul). W. was too weak to even keep up the hunt for Bin Laden, he actually said he did not think about him much any more. We have killed far more terrorists under Obama than Bush. The Pakistanis do not think Obama is weak, they live in fear of Drones. W. was too intimidated to even go in Pakistan without permission.

            It is true that we are worse off when it comes to Iran than when W. started his presidency. Iraq kept Iran in check. But since W. did not even know the difference between a Sunni and a Shia he did Iran a great favor and decimated their enemy.

          • pusherhombre

            Were you sleeping when Russia took the Crimea? And who is backing the rebels in Eastern Ukraine that took on the military there and forced them to retreat?

          • guest

            First of all Ukraine is not actually about us. Russia had the support of the Crimean people who are primarily of Russian heritage. They even had an election. He lost most of Ukraine which he basically controlled until recently. If he were so strong he would have gone right back in and gotten it. Ukraine may vote to divide into western and eastern halves and if they do it is none of our business.

            Our country was attacked under Bush. Not some other country, not an embassy. Our actual country, (as well as embassies and other countries).

      • pusherhombre

        Think you posted that a little early, Hgyu? Since she corrected her post, now you look like a fool.

        • Jog

          Corrected her post? Danielle didnt.

          • pusherhombre

            Maybe not. It looked to me like Hgyu was going after her for a spelling error. I was inclined to give Hgyu the benefit of the doubt.

          • Jog

            No, she was asking her what America is all about. To which there was further discussion as you would have seen if you had read on. The ” Anerica” was just a typo in Hgyu’s comment. You mistook. But I won’t be so rude as to call you a fool for it.

          • pusherhombre

            All true, I guess.

  • Okie Don

    I am not a baseball fan, but this was wonderful.
    Thank you for reminding me of what America is all about.

  • David

    President Bush did a good job throwing that baseball, and, after seeing some of his Paintings, it looks like he is a pretty good Painter, too.

    • Michelle Erb

      Bush’s original dream was to be Commissioner of baseball.

  • Kristy Patullo

    That is so awesome! Much respect for President Bush. And I love Derek Jeter!
    He’s a class act.

  • Mike Crognale

    and now we have a girly “man” in that hallowed office instead of a real man.

    • Jog

      That’s such a ridiculous statement

    • pusherhombre

      We have a loser we are stuck with in that Oval Office. Did you see that Obama was greeted in the Philippines with the theme song to “Beverly Hills Cop?” The Filipinos replaced “Hail To The Chief” with this. Hilarious. Now the story is getting out everywhere and the nation and the world is getting a laugh at obama’s expense.

  • Greg

    This
    was a beyond amazing moment…….what happened since then is
    embarrassing to America. Thank God your mom has continued to carry the
    mantle battling terrorism! <3 <3 <3 Sarah!
    Never forget!

    • Jog

      Actually Greg, ending Dont ask don’t tell, recognizing gay marriage, disallowing insurance companies to not cover pre-existing conditions, ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, killing Osama Bin Laden….. These are anything but embarrassments to America.

      • Greg

        Your Reply is an embarrassment.
        Read on as a response from myself and Frank Aquilla:
        Looking back through the past 5+ years, many “Whens pop up”. Read them all to better understand where we are going as a country….
        WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom
        of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco – a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist Communists, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs
        without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN -he appointed Carol Browner, a well-known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – as President of the United States, he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our longtime ally, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Obama’s foreign policies alienated our Allies, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Obama insisted that the Israeli government dismantle homes on the West Bank and it insulted the Israeli people, people said it didn’t matter.
        When – SOS Hillary Clinton and President Obama FAILED to protect our Ambassador and brave Americans in Benghazi, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Obama insulted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House, making him wait while he eat dinner, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – SOS John Kerry said that Israel would be an apartheid state if they don’t negotiate with Hamas and the Palestinians, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – more American military causalities have occurred under Obama’s watch, people said it doesn’t matter.
        WHEN – the national debt since January, 2009 is more than the combined debt of the previous 43 Presidents,people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – Obama and his family take extensive and lavish vacations with family and friends at the taxpayers expense, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – AG Holder failed prosecute the New Black Panthers for racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places in Philadelphia, people said that it didn’t matter
        WHEN – visiting in Malaysia this week Obama visits and gives homage to a VICTORY Mosque,people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – the AG Eric Holder and President Obama refuse to uphold the law because they don’t “philosophically” agree with it [a TREASONOUS offense that violates the oath of office], people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he upset the Europeans by removing plans for missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.
        WHEN – he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State, people woke up— but it was too late. Add these up one by one and you get a score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society.
        BARACK OBAMA IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE OFFICE AND OATH HE TOOK FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES!


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