100k Wounded Warrior Bike Ride

From Everything Lubbock:

The president is hosting the 100k Wounded Warrior Bike Ride, a ride dedicated to military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Riding with veterans who have overcome an injury is not only an honor it is a huge inspiration,” President George W. Bush said.

For the second day in a row the former president and his team of wounded warriors dressed down, geared up, and rode across the Palo Duro Canyon today.

All 19 warriors served under the former president and today all 20 of them worked side by side to make it through the trail.

“There are some places where it is very steep and a group of people will wait for me to get there and sort of push me up a hill,” warrior Dan Gade said.

Sergeant Major Chris Self said wounded warriors are proof that obstacles should never stand in your way…

These are the best of the best and President Bush hasn’t forgotten them.  Neither should the rest of us.   Go here if you’d like to help out a Wounded Warrior.

51 thoughts on “100k Wounded Warrior Bike Ride

  1. Retired Spook April 28, 2012 / 8:09 am

    My wife and I have pledged a significant amount every month since last fall to support the defeat of our 6 term GOP Senator, Richard Lugar. We’ve already decided that, as soon as the election is over (either the primary next Tuesday if Lugar’s conservative challenger loses, or the general election next fall if he wins) we’re going to re-dedicate that money to the Wounded Warrior Project.

    It’ll be interesting to see what, if any projects of this type Obama supports and/or participates in after he’s out of office.

    • Mark Edward Noonan April 28, 2012 / 10:20 am

      Looks like Lugar is finished – that is a TEA Party victory. And I still wonder when a long standing Democrat will be done in by a primary…surely our liberals are not just mindless drones doing what their masters tell them, right?

      • Retired Spook April 28, 2012 / 10:48 am

        Hopefully the Tea Party learned from its mistakes in 2010 in Nevada and Delaware. The campaign against Lugar has been a carefully thought out and orchestrated effort with a huge grass-roots network. The challenger, Richard Mourdock, was thoroughly vetted, and received the endorsement of three fourths of the GOP county chairmen before he committed to run. He’s also received endorsements from the NRA where he has a lifetime A rating vs. Lugar’s F rating and from Club For Growth, FreedomWorks and Indiana Right To Life. Bogus claims of the Lugar campaign notwithstanding, Mourdock has had a stellar record as State Treasurer. The extent to which the Lugar campaign has lied about Mourdock reveals just how desperate Lugar is to remain part of the Good Ol’ Boys Club.

        I see the Tea Party effort against Lugar as a national model for nominating conservative candidates across the country. We’ll know a week from Tuesday whether or not all the effort pays off.

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 12:19 pm

        spook

        Super-PAC cuts off Lugar in Indiana
        The Hill ^ | 04/28/2012 | C. Joseph

        The American Action Network, a super-PAC that backs establishment Republicans, has pulled out of Indiana’s Senate race, the latest bad omen for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.).

        “We’ve decided we’re going to let this race play out,” AAN spokesman Dan Conston told The Hill Friday evening.

      • Mark Edward Noonan April 29, 2012 / 10:09 pm

        Spook,

        They TEA Party of Indiana does seem to have all its stuff together…though I still don’t call Angle a mistake…still better to lose with her than win with a RINO… :o)

      • Amazona April 30, 2012 / 10:01 am

        And here, Mark, I disagree. Having any Republican taking Reid’s office would have been a bonus.

  2. Green Mountain Boy...new and improved with 66.6% less cynicism! April 28, 2012 / 8:12 am

    “These are the best of the best and President Bush hasn’t forgotten them.”

    No he hasn’t and he never will. From greeting returning vets at airports, visiting wounded vets at hospitals or events like this, veterans never had to question what he thought about us.

    We never had to worry if one of his henchmen would label us potential terrorist or have to wonder why we had to be disarmed in thier presence.

    I said enough.

    • Retired Spook April 28, 2012 / 8:31 am

      I said enough

      No, sadly you haven’t.

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 10:52 am

        a REAL MAN

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:27 am

        CHICAGOLAND: Teacher tells students NRA wants ‘porch monkeys’ to die…

    • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:02 am

      one of his henchmen

      well said!!

    • dbschmidt April 28, 2012 / 2:16 pm

      GMB,

      When I served in the Marines it started under Carter, then Reagan and H.W. Bush, but when “Slick Willy” Clinton was elected and started dismantling the military–it just added that one straw to the camel’s back that made me rotate out. The difference in how a President treats or disdains the military is one thing that all of us will never forget.

  3. Cluster April 28, 2012 / 10:52 am

    Hard to find a more noble cause than wounded warrior, and I plan to donate again this year. Also hard to find a more decent and honorable man than GW Bush. I remember getting so frustrated with W when liberals would just incessantly attack him and he never reponded in kind, when that is in fact what I wanted him to do, but W was a better man of deeper Faith than I and chose to ignore those who sought to personally destroy him in favor of staying true to himself and his country. We need more Presidents like W, and less Presidents like the current divider in chief.

  4. neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:07 am

    LOL

    My kind of Man

    • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:57 am

      Mod

      why is the picture of Ubama not saluting the flag being removed?
      that should be the sites main picture it shows who and what he is,,,,

      After many repeated postings of this picture it was determined that it adds no more to the discussion. It is not too provacative just too redundant // Moderator

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 12:17 pm

        Ok thanks….

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 12:21 pm

        well hellooooooo

        Bill Daley on Obama and the business community: “They think he’s like Marx”

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 12:22 pm

        LOL

        “Vote Obama 2012 because our first choice Hugo Chavez isn’t a Natural Born Citizen! Oh wait… “

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 12:38 pm

        OMG “dinner” with Bark

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 2:54 pm

        yup

      • J. R. Babcock April 28, 2012 / 6:34 pm

        Where the hell has THIS John Boehner been the last couple years?

      • Green Mountain Boy...new and improved with 66.6% less cynicism! April 28, 2012 / 9:03 pm

        “Where the hell has THIS John Boehner been the last couple years?”

        Haven’t you heard? There is an election coming up in November. Lot of his own constituents are unhappy with him. Don’t worry, one way or the other, after November 6 things will return to normal.

      • neocon1 April 29, 2012 / 1:17 pm

        GMB

        LOL yuuup

      • neocon1 April 29, 2012 / 3:11 pm

        Obama has held more re-election fundraisers than previous five Presidents combined….

        partaaaaayyy and OPM

      • Amazona April 30, 2012 / 7:17 pm

        You are simultaneously less cynical and identifying yourself with the numeral 666?

    • tiredoflibbs April 28, 2012 / 2:56 pm

      Plumley, oh yeah!

      “Sir, Custer was a p—– compared to you.”

  5. Retired Spook April 28, 2012 / 11:11 am

    The attacks on Romney from the Obama campaign are coming fast and furious (no pun intended), with almost total disregard for the truth.

    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is publicly identifying donors to Mitt Romney’s bid to unseat him in a move designed to intimidate, revealing the names on a website, Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel reported.

    Strassel writes that in the last week, the Obama campaign posted on a website an item titled, “Behind the curtain: A brief history of Romney’s donors.”

    “In the post, the Obama campaign named and shamed eight private citizens who had donated to his opponent,” she said. “Describing the givers as all having ‘less-than-reputable records,’ (Tony Rezko, anyone?) the post went on to make the extraordinary accusations that ‘quite a few’ have also been ‘on the wrong side of the law’ and profiting at ‘the expense of so many Americans.’

    “These are people like Paul Schorr and Sam and Jeffrey Fox, investors who the site outed for the rime of having ‘outsourced’ jobs. T. Martin Fiorentino is scored for his work for a firm that forecloses on homes. Louis Bacon [a hedge-fund manager], Kent Burton [a ‘lobbyist’] and Thomas O’Malley [an energy CEO] stand accused of profiting from oil. Frank VanderSloot, the CEO of a home-products firm, is slimed as a ‘bitter foe of the gay rights movement.’”

    While writing that all are “wealthy individuals,” Strassel notes that they are nonetheless private citizens, do not hold office and are not criminals.

    “We don’t tolerate presidents or people of high power to do these things,” Theodore Olson, the former U.S. solicitor general, tells Strassel. “When you have the power of the presidency — the power of the IRS, the INS, the Justice Department, the DEA, the SEC — what you have effectively done is put these guys’ names up on ‘Wanted’ posters in government offices.”

    The GOP primary process, if it hasn’t accomplished anything else, served to thicken Romney’s skin against the kinds of attacks that are going to be hallmarks of this campaign. It’s gonna be UGLY.

    • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:18 am

      spook

      It IS already ugly, and it will get even uglier laced with ever increasing violence.

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:29 am

        Good Lord……..

        President Obama Overrides Congress to Send $192M to Palestinian Authority: ‘Important to the Security Interests of the United States’

        Aimed at “ensuring the continued viability of the moderate PA government”

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:41 am

        I ride with these guys…..

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:42 am

    • Cluster April 28, 2012 / 11:51 am

      “It’s going to be ugly” – is exactly why we need to remove Obama from office. He is the most polarizing president this country has ever had and it is not healthy for this country. The other day one of the brain dead pundits on MSNBC (I know that actually describes all of them), said that it is “fundamentally unfair” for some people to have more wealth than others, which is quite a frightening statement when you think about it, but that is the mindset of the current far left – a group of which Obama praises and panders to.

      • neocon1 April 28, 2012 / 11:59 am

        cluster

        when you think about it, but that is the mindset of the current far left – = communism

      • dbschmidt April 28, 2012 / 4:18 pm

        I was listening to talk radio while driving back from downtown the other day (Hannity, I think) who took a caller that flat out stated that a million dollars a year is enough for anyone and would employ a 100% tax on everything after that. Probably has never had a job or run a business with that kind of “thinking.”

      • Amazona April 30, 2012 / 10:05 am

        neo, do you realize that communism is only one of several political models on the left end of the political spectrum? While all Leftist ideology is based upon a large and powerful central government, not all advocate government ownership of all means of production, which is the basic tenet of Communism.

        All Communists are on the far Left, but not all on the far Left are Communists.

  6. Cluster April 28, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    I want to implore every liberal to thoroughly read and digest the article linked below:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/28/us-greece-election-suicide-idUSBRE83R08N20120428

    Despite all his fluffy, feel good rhetoric, this is where Obama’s policies are leading this nation. More people are in poverty today than ever before. More people are out of the work force than ever before. Home ownership is at an all time low and energy prices are skyrocketing.

    No one in their right mind (or even left mind), can argue these facts, and reelecting Obama will only serve to exacerbate the problem. Even more troubling is the fact that Obama actually thinks he has the solutions – which completely ignores reality, yet many in the media remain firmly in his corner.

    • Retired Spook April 28, 2012 / 7:40 pm

      Cluster,

      The Reuters article reflects a serious problem, but I got a chuckle out of this line:

      “The Greek people don’t want to be a burden to anyone”

  7. bardolf April 28, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    I’ll go out on a limb and call all the comments on here insane. Sorry, you people are crazy.

    The idea that soldiers, who were wounded while honorably doing there job must now have to rely on CHARITY is disgusting. The US spent a BILLION on a new embassy in Iraq, that is bs. Take all that kind of money and use if for the wounded. They are not charity cases, these are expenses a nation should pay directly.

    All of these casualties were pointless and only served to boost GWB’s ego. He lied about Iraq from beginning to end and cost the US trillions of dollars and countless lives.

    U.S. soldiers are a precious resource to defend our freedom. NO freedom was defended under Bush. NONE Things are worse now in Iraq and Afghanistan than they were before the invasions.

    The fact that Obama continued most of Bush’s policies is evidence of how horrible they were. Obama is also guilty of wasting trillions of dollars and American lives for a political boost.

    • Cluster April 28, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      Stool,

      Not one conservative here has advocated taking away the soldiers salaries, pensions or benefits which are all tax payer funded and well deserved. So please untangle your panties.

      • tiredoflibbs April 28, 2012 / 9:20 pm

        balddoof, the only one so far to propose cutting the veterans health care because of cuts to the Pentagon was …. wait for it obAMATEUR. His budget cuts are affecting their health care and will require them to pay more of a contribution for “cheaper” alternative plans namely Obamacare.

        But of course, obAMATEUR is not doing the same for unionized defense workers – their benefits he protects.

        http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=49819

    • Cluster April 28, 2012 / 7:24 pm

      And please point out just one specific lie Bush told about Iraq.

    • neocon1 April 29, 2012 / 1:11 pm

      baldork
      amnesia? of just stupidity?

    • Amazona April 30, 2012 / 10:10 am

      Interesting that dolf has to focus on what he calls the “disgusting” aspect of this ride, instead of on how it has hit so many of the rest of us—as a public display of love and support for our military, as an opportunity to say “thank you” with more than mere words.

      And then there’s that American spirit of the individual stepping in to do the right thing, and not depending on the central committee to take care of it.

      Disgusting? Crazy? Or just an effort to justify doing nothing because it is the government’s responsibility?

      Oh, and a chance to rant some more about the war. Too bad there wasn’t a way to fit in farm subsidies.

  8. Milton Freeman April 29, 2012 / 3:40 am

    posting from fake email address – deleted//Moderator

    • neocon1 April 29, 2012 / 1:16 pm

      milly flopman

      I think you have the commie loving rapist, impeached, disbarred, disgraced, PIG, draftdodger, Klintoon mixed up with the CAPTAIN, jet fighter pilot W

    • Amazona April 29, 2012 / 6:07 pm

      Only an insane and vicious BDSer could call honorable service in the armed forces “draft dodging”. The nearly two full years of full-time duty in the Air Force alone, during pilot training, would be as much as many have ever served (and no doubt two years more than the freeman who owes his freedom to such as George W. Bush) not to mention the Air National Guard duty after that.

      It is always fascinating to see these lying cockroaches crawl out of their dungheaps to snarl, once again, at the last decent and honorable man to hold the office of President of the United States.

  9. Green Mountain Boy...new and improved with 66.6% less cynicism! April 29, 2012 / 4:30 am

    Another jeffy/monty/bodie sock puppet. Not even worth calling an a sock alert over. Nice to see that you are losing brain cells at a constant rate. 🙂

    • Amazona April 29, 2012 / 6:09 pm

      I know, he doesn’t even try to make sense. But we need to thank these “people” for reminding us of what the Left is, and what kind of garbage they recruit.

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