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Well…this is embarrassing. It turns out News Talk WBAP 820 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth are has released a false email in which they claim that President George H.W. Bush has died of his illness.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Observer issued the following statement on the President’s current condition:
George H.W. Bush, the country’s 41st president, has been in a Houston hospital for more than a month now, undergoing treatment for complications from a serious case of bronchitis. The 88-year-old was checked into intensive care on Wednesday “following a series of setbacks, including a persistent fever.”
It was during his stay in the ICU that local radio station WBAP apparently got word that he had died and dispatched a breaking news bulletin via email announcing that Bush had died. Liberally Lean has a screenshot.
That’s a bit embarrassing since Bush Sr. remains very much alive. His spokesman told the Associated Press this morning to “put the harps back in the closet,” as the former president does not plan on going anywhere.
WBAP quickly realized its error and sent another message.
“A message erroneously reporting the death of President George H.W. Bush was sent out moments ago by WBAP News,” it said. “Mr. Bush has not passed away. We sincerely apologize for this error.”
News director Rick Hadley forwarded questions about the slip to Dan Bennett, market manager for Cumulus media. We’ve left a message.
Jean Becker, Chief of Staff for the former President, wrote an email, which has been obtained by Chron describing the President’s current condition.
In her email Thursday, Becker wrote that McGrath’s statement had prompted inquiries from “most of the civilized world.”
“Is he sick? Yes. Does he plan to go anywhere soon? No,” she wrote. “He has every intention of staying put. He would ask me to tell you to please, ‘put the harps back in the closet.’ “
Becker said the family was resisting releasing a statement out of respect for the former president and relatives. She said they prefer to deal with health issue in private. Bush “is so beloved we knew everyone would overreact,” Becker wrote.
Her email continued, “Will he be in the hospital for a while? Yes. He is 88 years old, he had a terrible case of bronchitis which then triggered a series of complications.”
Bush has been battling a persistent fever since last week. Although McGrath has said Bush and his family have been in a frustrating situation, he said Bush is alert and has been having a “running banter” with his nurses and is surrounded by family.
In February, it was reported that Bush had been diagnosed with lower body Parkinsonism, a condition that causes instability from the waist down. As a result, he mostly uses a wheelchair.
On Nov. 7, he was admitted to the hospital for a lingering bronchitis-like cough and was discharged Nov. 19. He was readmitted the day after Thanksgiving when the cough persisted.
Bush spent Christmas Day in the hospital with his wife, Barbara, and several family members who live in Houston. Two sons – former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – have visited him during his hospital stay and are planning to visit again soon.
Bush and his wife live in Houston during the winter and spend their summers in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Bush was born in Milton, Mass., on June 12, 1924. His father, Prescott Sheldon Bush, was an investment banker who later became a Republican senator from Connecticut, serving from 1952 to 1963. His mother, Dorothy Walker Bush, came from a St. Louis investment banking family.
Bush enlisted in the Navy when he was 18 and was an aviator in World War II. At 24, he moved with his wife to Texas.
In all fairness, the radio station did release a statement correcting their mistake. But you have to wonder how long it took to create the image that was in the email they sent? Surely they had enough time to check their sources before they created it. As we can see, the President is clearly still alive.
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You know what really grinds my gears? When people like Zack Beauchamp have the nerve to spend an entire election cycle by fueling a fake ‘War on Women’ in which they paint women as victims of society, yet have the nerve and audacity to shamefully attack those who call for the protection of women.
Need an example? Let’s take the woman who is currently under fire: Charlotte Allen. She is under fire after she wrote an article about Sandy Hook. The organization launching the attack is the George Soros funded Think Progress.
Here’s an excerpt of Charlotte Allen’s article:
“Like most people, I’ve been thinking and thinking about the Sandy Hook massacre. I’ve even pored over a map of the school and its killing sites — and studied a timeline of the incident, which appears to have unfolded over about 20 minutes. I have three observations:
There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school), all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant principal, the school psychologist, the “reading specialist” — were female. There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers. The principal, Dawn Hochsprung, seemed to have performed bravely. According to reports, she activated the school’s public-address system and also lunged at Lanza, before he shot her to death. Some of the teachers managed to save all or some of their charges by rushing them into closets or bathrooms. But in general, a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm. Male aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on Lanza.
People, even unarmed people, need to fight back against criminals — because usually, no one else will. It took the police 20 minutes to arrive at Sandy Hook. By the time they got there, it was over. Cops and everybody else encourage civilians not to try to defend themselves when they are criminally assaulted. This is stupid advice. There are things you can do. Run is one of them, because most shooters can’t hit a moving target. The other, if you are in a confined space, is throw things at the killer, or try a tackle. Remember United Flight 93 on 9/11. It was a “flight of heroes” because a bunch of guys on that plane did what they could with what they had. They probably prevented the destruction of the White House or the Capitol.
Parents of sick children need to be realistic about them. I know at least two sets of fine and devoted parents who have had the misfortune to raise sons who were troubled for genetic reasons beyond anyone’s control. Either of those boys could have been an Adam Lanza. You simply can’t give a non-working, non-school-enrolled 20-year-old man free range of your home, much less your cache of weapons. You have to set boundaries. You have to say, “You can’t live here anymore — you’re an adult, and it’s time for you to be a man. We’ll give you all the support you need, but we won’t be enablers.” Unfortunately, the idea of being an “adult” and a “man” once one has reached physical maturity seems to have faded out of our coddling culture.”
Now, did you have a problem with her words? What offended you? I agree with her. But it did offend the Soros bloggers at Think Progress. They wrote the following: If there were less women and more “male aggression” in Sandy Hook Elementary School, the massacre there never would have taken place, according to a contribution to a leading conservative magazine.
National Review, whose inhouse editorial suggested Newtown was the price of the Second Amendment, published a piece on Wednesday from anti-feminist Charlotte Allen suggesting the reason the shooter was able to kill so many students was because Newtown was a “feminized setting:”
If Think Progress really could bring you news without trying to put spin on it, you would be able to interpret Charlotte Allen’s words for what they really are: ‘we need more men in the school to protect women and children, so that women and children can safely teach and learn in our schools. While Sandy Hook was tragic, it may be a sign that we need to increase our security at schools.” (Paraphrased.)
No, according to Think Progress, this is Anti-Woman and diminishes the strength of women. While there were some INCREDIBLE acts of heroism by the female leaders at Sandy Hook elementary school, Charlotte Allen was correct. But according to Think Progress, this was an evil and disgusting observation made by Allen. We can see this, since author Zack Beauchamp linked to articles which referred to Allen as ‘Charlotte Allen – a professional woman-hating hack.’
As we all know, those are legitimate sources which ALL journalists should source in their arguments.
The title of his article even says: ‘Top Conservative Publication: Shooting Occurred Because Women Ran The School.’ Despite the fact that Charlotte Allen never said that.
The issue we have here, is another example of the Left attempting to make everyone equal in their imaginary Utopian society, where everyone can go about their merry way without the fear of being gunned down or attacked by someone from outside. However, reality says otherwise. Any attempt to discuss this issue by saying that we should take steps to further prevent these issues are dismissed or assaulted by the left as ‘anti-fill in the blank of the latest movement of the day.’ Essentially, when the lack of society and morals breakdown in our culture, there are two solutions.
We can attempt to morally reform the society. Or we can sweep the issue under the carpet by passing more laws, essentially trying to treat the flu by getting rid of the runny nose symptoms. However, the left is fine with simply trying to get rid of the runny nose, even if it leaves the rest of the flu symptoms that can’t be seen. Any attempt to eradicate all of the symptoms of the flu is labeled ‘hate.’
So, why is this an anti-equality campaign? It’s an anti-equality campaign because as far as Think Progress is concerned, trying to practice equality at schools, safely is wrong and we should condemn anyone who says we should try to prevent this from happening.
Sometimes, it’s best to just assume that common sense will prevail in the long run.
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