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Tepid clapping greets unpopular
Obama´s VA speech at American
Legion convention in his first
speech to group for three years

Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko

Original Article

Posted By:mitzi, 8/26/2014 4:00:18 PM

President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion´s convention-goers. The 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House´s policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out. A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that ´a small group of Obama´s admirers – and there are some here – sat near the front and tried to generate applause

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Check out the looks on the faces of the people in the top photo.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/26/2014 4:08:23 PM     (No. 9982148)

America is suffering from fascist fatigue.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/26/2014 4:09:52 PM     (No. 9982151)

I don´t see anyone in any photo that looked particularly happy to see him.

Kay Hagen even looks like she´s trying to get away from him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 8/26/2014 4:15:20 PM     (No. 9982157)

I suspect "tepid" was being generous.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 8/26/2014 4:18:22 PM     (No. 9982160)

And this was Obama´s lone event for the entire day, save a "meeting" with Biden & Kerry at about 4:50 PM.
Obama´s schedule for the rest of the week: "Nothing".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/26/2014 4:28:13 PM     (No. 9982168)

Tepid? You could probably have counted them on the fingers of maybe two hands? The camera (Fox) scanning the very large crowd finally had to focus on one very small area where there was some applause. In the center of that small area was a very bulky black woman who was shooting video of Obie with her cell phone.

His speech was dreadful. The usual campaign drone and excuse-making. A snoozer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 8/26/2014 4:36:18 PM     (No. 9982176)

CRICKETS, Barry!

Get accustomed to the sound they make and get ready for a whole lot more of it in your immediate and long-range future!

You’ve earned it!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: rosewater, 8/26/2014 4:44:17 PM     (No. 9982180)

This makes me smile :-)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: danvillebill, 8/26/2014 4:51:56 PM     (No. 9982187)

Wish I could have been there!

Gotta find it on uTube.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: squid, 8/26/2014 4:53:25 PM     (No. 9982190)

Why did he bother? He has got to know by now that his rhetorical skills can´t save him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BamaMan, 8/26/2014 5:09:18 PM     (No. 9982219)

The look on Republican US Senator Richard Burr speaks volumes! This man is really hated by so many and justly receives no respect.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 8/26/2014 5:14:36 PM     (No. 9982235)

Lucianne´s cartoon today is certainly appropriate for any speech Obama gives. Talk about a loser and empty suit.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/26/2014 5:20:21 PM     (No. 9982243)

It should have been a dinner speech...the Vets would have thrown food, I can guarantee it!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/26/2014 5:23:33 PM     (No. 9982246)

Too bad that Bush 43 isn´t also speaking there. The side by side of the audience response would be awesome.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/26/2014 5:32:30 PM     (No. 9982257)

Tepid?? Just look at their faces. A skunk at a garden party would be welcomed more warmly.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/26/2014 5:38:52 PM     (No. 9982270)

You gotta love the military!!!

Well deserved crickets from those who don´t respect him. What was the WH thinking?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/26/2014 5:58:47 PM     (No. 9982305)

Re 10
Senator Richard Burr expresses the feelings of millions.
Traitors deserve no respect.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/26/2014 6:09:53 PM     (No. 9982315)

I think they were being overly respectful. No booing or shoes to be seen.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/26/2014 6:24:19 PM     (No. 9982340)

Headline is subtle.

Many hands = applause

A few hands = clapping

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Reply 19 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/26/2014 6:41:30 PM     (No. 9982357)

Like someone (can´t remember which host or pundit) said on Fox today, remember the White House asks to appear before them the VA did not invite him to appear. They all look like they would rather be having root canals.

It´s no wonder, Obama made so many lies during that speech it would be hard to count them. Allegedly Afghanistan is a great success and under his leadership he stated "over the past 53 months, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs -- the longest streak of private sector job creation in American history." Seriously? In American history?? Good Grief. What a despicable liar he is. Below is a link to the Charlotte Observer that printed the transcript. That´s where I got the lies. http://tinyurl.com/knf5fcg


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/26/2014 6:49:02 PM     (No. 9982365)

I think Ollie North spoke before BO. That I would have liked to have seen. Perhaps I can find it on c-span.

#4, he rarely has much on his daily schedule. But this week he is winding down from his vacay, gliding into Labor Day.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/26/2014 7:27:03 PM     (No. 9982415)

Hurrah for the military! THIS was far more embarrassing and uncomfortable than if our heroes had not shown up at all. I betchya they loved Ollie North!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: harper, 8/26/2014 8:57:19 PM     (No. 9982520)

Is there any group less likely to put up with BS than rank and file military? What is Obama´s major malfunction?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: richdet, 8/26/2014 9:21:31 PM     (No. 9982537)

As if Barack Obama has any intention of improving the lot of any of those veterans. And they know it. His existence as commander in chief is a mockery of all they believe in. I wager most of them would rather risk 35 minutes of exposure to Ebola than endure 35 minutes of exposure to Obama.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: steveW, 8/27/2014 6:11:27 AM     (No. 9982774)

They know that Lightbringer loathes the American military even more than Bill Clinton did (and Hilaria Smart still does). All Leftists loathe the American military with every fiber of their ill-intentioned being.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Quisp, 8/27/2014 6:39:08 AM     (No. 9982796)

Is that gesture he´s making to the female airman really a salute? She looks like she´s wondering, too. "What do I do when the ostensible Commander in Chief rubs his temple at me?"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rather Read, 8/27/2014 7:11:51 AM     (No. 9982831)

A couple of months ago I went to a concert featuring KISS and Def Leppard. They are pledging a percentage of the proceeds from their tour to the Wounded Warrior Project. In between bands, one wounded veteran from Afghanistan was presented with a mortgage free home adapted to his needs. The crowd stood and gave him a standing ovation and began to chant U-S-A. Those two bands and the people behind the project have more respect than the Commander in Chief and the Vets all know it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/27/2014 7:20:33 AM     (No. 9982834)

The kind reception that´s long overdue..can´t help thinking about all the clapping and shouts of approval he´s received from millions and millions of spellbound supporters over so many years..

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/27/2014 7:21:35 AM     (No. 9982835)

It would be nice if Obama got this treatment or even less of a reception everytime he poked his head out the White House door. He deserves to know how he is perceived. After all, he has done everything in his power to make it perfectly clear he hates this country and everything it stands for. If that happened, he would be making a lot less public appearances which would be a win/win. He could play more golf and we wouldn´t have to be subjected to his hissing voice on the nightly news.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: winnie1, 8/27/2014 7:28:29 AM     (No. 9982836)

Why would anyone even show up and listen to this lying fool? You can´t believe a word he says!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: snapper451, 8/27/2014 7:43:39 AM     (No. 9982848)

A day in the Presidency that earns his legacy which is "zero".

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Reply 31 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 8/27/2014 7:43:43 AM     (No. 9982849)

I believe the proper response to him being there would be, call the assembly to attention, do an about face and march out the door.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: BillW., 8/27/2014 7:48:19 AM     (No. 9982851)

We are in the hands of evil Muslim criminals actively destroying our nation. Americans should be taking to the streets and Obama needs to loudly booed and hissed wherever he goes, especially at places like this speaking to people like these. --Take Back America

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/27/2014 7:51:50 AM     (No. 9982853)

As Uncle Miltie once said, ´´Thank you for that round of indifference!´´ That was Barry´s once and only ever experience of a ´´golf clap.´´

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PChristopher, 8/27/2014 7:54:26 AM     (No. 9982856)

I love the look on Burr´s face in the last photo....controlled hatred....love it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/27/2014 7:56:29 AM     (No. 9982860)

It´s too bad that they didn´t just stand up, en masse, and turn their backs on him for the duration of his self agrandising "speech". I would have paid to see that.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/27/2014 8:01:13 AM     (No. 9982870)

Since Mullah Barry´s speech was such a monumental flop this year, heard the Legionnaires are considering "Hanoi Jane" Fonda or the French speaking John "Christmas In Cambodia" Kerry as possible substitutes to "fire up" the troops in 2015.
/s

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 8/27/2014 8:20:59 AM     (No. 9982894)

What struck me was the Bam´s expression. His anger and hatred for those men who made it possible for him to be leader of the free world is quite evident.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nightvision, 8/27/2014 8:33:58 AM     (No. 9982908)

Here´s an article that has a brief video ´highlight reel´.
Yikes!
If it was almost anybody else, I´d almost feel sorry for him.
LOVE the headline!
http://tinyurl.com/nq64l6k


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Reply 39 - Posted by: congar, 8/27/2014 8:42:37 AM     (No. 9982919)

He was lucky he wan’t stoned by the vets.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 8/27/2014 8:55:46 AM     (No. 9982934)

Thanks #38, I could not get the link to play either.
Some of the claps were so puny that it might have been just his staff putting their hands together. Others were a bit more due to his praise of military personnel.
Frankly, I am surprised he even agreed to speak there. I know he greatly prefers the adulation he gets at his fundraisers.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/27/2014 8:56:44 AM     (No. 9982936)

Vets...Many people of stellar character judging a manboy that thinks he is better...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: M2, 8/27/2014 9:19:30 AM     (No. 9982969)

The clip included Obama correcting himself: He first said, "We will capture those responsible" which he immediately corrected to "We will go after those responsible."

He caught himself in a commitment he couldn´t deliver on. The same original wording about "bringing the people to justice" in Benghazi didn´t work.

So, as usual, he gave himself a way out. They will "try" to find those responsible, but no guarantees.

In short, leading from behind gets you looking pretty wishy-washy. This POTUS absolutely and resolutely refuses to commit to any decision that has even a remote chance of failing. Whatta guy.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 8/27/2014 9:22:33 AM     (No. 9982974)

Wonder how many of this group voted for obama not once but twice.I belong to the American Legion and have since i retired from the USN in 1977 but i do not even go to meetings anymore as they seem to be made up of mainly one hitch democrats that seem to envy us career types.Just my opinion



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Reply 44 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/27/2014 9:52:15 AM     (No. 9983013)

As I was scrambling for the remote [why can´t I ever find that danged thing when I really need it] I heard about the first 60 seconds, including the non-welcome.

I didn´t even have to look at the television to know that the American Legion convention-goers were not happy campers to have to sit through another I, Me, and Mine.

The accompanying photos with this article are interesting. The looks on some of those Old Vet´s faces are priceless, and 0vomit could not have missed the fact that he was about as welcome as a . . . uh . . . skunk at a garden party. That wasn´t the first thing that came to mind, but in the interest of not being banned, it´ll have to do.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Grampy, 8/27/2014 10:00:00 AM     (No. 9983018)

#12 & #29 and others, I think I would welcome the chance to go see him speak. I would bring along some past fresh tomatoes from the garden.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Tianne, 8/27/2014 10:05:22 AM     (No. 9983027)

#25’s comment reminded me of the disrespectful ‘salutes’ President Obama gives to the waiting and respectful military personnel when he disembarks from Air Force One or the Marine One helicopter – his salutes are always hurried, incomplete, and dismissive.

There aren’t words....


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Reply 47 - Posted by: lgeubank, 8/27/2014 10:14:15 AM     (No. 9983037)

The whole country has become disenchanted with Mussolini for Morons, just as Italians became disenchanted with he original Musso.

(It´s fortunate we have the thorough reporting of the Daily Mail to keep us informed on such matters!)


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Reply 48 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/27/2014 11:00:33 AM     (No. 9983094)

Well he is the man who ordered into place weak rules of engagement in Afghanistan that in many cases gave the enemy the tactical advantage over US forces. When these American Legion veterans hear that, they recognize that such weak policies on the battlefield have cost the lives of a lot of Americans and other collation member forces. So how are they supposed to react?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 8/27/2014 11:04:06 AM     (No. 9983100)

Maybe O brings his own paid groupies like Jesse and Al.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 8/27/2014 11:19:27 AM     (No. 9983126)

Someone should have asked the Won to give a shoutout to Maj. Gen. Harold Greene and see what Obama would do? Obama didn´t acknowlege the murdered General at all when he was gunned down in Afghanistan.

Obama just has no shame and he appeared here at the American Legion event inorder to force his verbal crap down the throats of the crowd to show his disdain for them. The Legion guys are the classy guys here in that they didn´t boo Obama off of the stage, they just refrained from applauding this phony president.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/27/2014 11:41:44 AM     (No. 9983172)

Why would Veterans want to attend a speech by a President who hates and is decimating the Military; they should have walked out when he came onto the stage , in protest.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: maryc, 8/27/2014 12:39:00 PM     (No. 9983266)

Should have just yelled fore ! before he spoke because the coward in cheif speaking to retired vets was a huge missed shot by someone.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: EAJ123, 8/27/2014 1:00:24 PM     (No. 9983300)

The fact that this traitor had the nerve to show up is insulting to every man and woman who has ever served our country. Seeing the picture of his joke like salute to the woman in the military pictured speaks volumes just as it does when he flips off the military when he leaves AirForce I or the helicopter. The man is a pig and ever action tells us what he thinks of the military, their families, their service and sacrifices...everything.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/27/2014 1:02:08 PM     (No. 9983304)

The group that isn´t happy to see him seems to include Michelle.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: lana720, 8/27/2014 1:16:14 PM     (No. 9983336)

Before I muted and then changed the channel, I noticed zippy´s use of a black suit and mostly black tie.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: dbdiva, 8/27/2014 1:20:32 PM     (No. 9983344)

Ouch! Loved it!!! King Putt should consider traveling with a laugh track and an applause track. Maybe TOTUS could be programmed to applaud and laugh in all the appropriate spots?
He DESERVED the reception he received.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/27/2014 1:50:21 PM     (No. 9983381)

I wish they had stood up en masse, turned around and mooned him.
Repayment for the numerous times Obama has given us the finger.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/27/2014 3:00:02 PM     (No. 9983477)

He does not look like a happy man.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: 500What, 8/27/2014 4:33:39 PM     (No. 9983586)

other than the 33% of the country that is communist, nobody supports him...yet we allow him to destroy the fabric of the country piece by piece. Political correctness has gone from a funny joke in the 80´s and 90´s to the most damaging threat to Freedom.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 8/27/2014 4:36:10 PM     (No. 9983587)

The female to whom he is saluting is not puzzled, she is pi$$ed!! And his position is wrong. When one salutes, one stands up straight! But perhaps he is so used to bending over it is natural. Sorry this comment should probably be removed, and I won´t be mad if the staff does!!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: laurahome, 8/27/2014 5:58:50 PM     (No. 9983695)

Obama is going to do what Obama is going to do (to this country). It just makes it more awkward and difficult for him if people aren´t smiling and clapping for him in the process. Frequent comments here and there about how, "we let him continue to dismantle our way of life, destroy our country", etc. If there really is no one planning to remove this fake "president" from his post, why not? I´m speaking of some one or some organization with the actual ability to legally and effectively end his term in office. U.S. Marshal´s office? Congress? Why are we left to sit here agonizing over the loss of America the beautiful, day by day? Are there no more real men of courage left? Is everyone afraid of the big, bad media? Where have all the heroes gone?

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 8/27/2014 6:29:46 PM     (No. 9983720)

Is it any wonder his favorite places to pat himself on the back are the brain-dead colleges? Thousands of newly programmed communists, marxists and socialists all still Hopey and Changey for their Messiah. Fools.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/27/2014 8:20:42 PM     (No. 9983772)

I wonder if Obamacare will treat his case of Legionnaires´ Displease.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/27/2014 8:30:36 PM     (No. 9983778)

Tepid:
1. moderate, mild. 2. unemotional, halfhearted, apathetic.

I think I like apathetic best. Feeling the way I do at the moment about what Obama has done in the last six years, it would be hard for me to be respectful - I would be sorely tempted to boo.


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Reply 65 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/27/2014 10:15:34 PM     (No. 9983867)

What gets me is this: He asked to speak here. Why? we wonder.... He has something to say and thinks this audience is appropriate for it and will appreciate it.

what did he say? He talked about how the wars he didn´t start are ended now (thanks to Obama!); that there ARE no wars any more (thanks to Obama!), we won´t be going into any more wars (thanks to Obama!), and that he is instituting lots of new MENTAL HEALTH initiatives, FOR THEM (thanks to Obama!)

So my conclusion is this:
1. He thinks military men (and women) don´t choose their jobs or like what they do, or see even a need for it, any more than he does;
2. That all military personnel are victims (of course) of the Republican War Machines of the Past that got them injured and maimed, their buddies blown to bits, and left them all with PTSDE;
3. That they appreciate that he won´t do any of that to anyone in this country, ever again (thanks! to him);
4. War experiences left our veterans mentally scarred and dangerous. All of them! So he´s going to get them all fixed (thanks! to him); and last but not least,
5. That the people out there who KEEP SAYING THEY HATE US AND WANT TO KILL US, really don´t, because he lived amongst them and loves everything about them, except for a few misguided ones.

No more war. No more guns. No more big bombing machines. All you soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines just come on home now, and find yourself another job in this great economy (thanks to Obama!!!).

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Reply 66 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 8/27/2014 10:55:06 PM     (No. 9983896)

Oh yeah, I just saw this story reported in great detail on NBC, ABC,CBS, and then on CNN.....................NOT!

The knuckle-draggers and dumbasses just don´t ever see anything REAL about this phony creep so embraced by the sissies and the lap-dog rump-swabs in the corrupt media, do they?

Vietnam ´68

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Nonchalance about injuries is a form of magical thinking. It´s been two years since I parted ways with the NFL and opened up my Sundays to other things. At the time I thought of it as a "personal boycott." In other words, you don´t stop watching pro football with the intent of igniting a movement, or of affecting one wit of change in the NFL.(snip) A few weeks ago, I saw that John Abraham was retiring because he had been suffering from "severe memory loss" for over a year. It now appears that Abraham will return to the team: Abraham,

U.N. Sees Need for $1
Billion to Fight Ebola
New York Times, by Nick Cumming-Bruce    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/16/2014 12:25:48 PM     Post Reply
GENEVA — The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa risks ballooning into a humanitarian catastrophe without a major surge in international efforts to contain it, senior United Nations officials said Tuesday, estimating the cost of this effort at $1 billion. The number of people affected by the disease is still rising at an “almost exponential” rate, Bruce Aylward, an assistant director general of the World Health Organization, said at a news conference in Geneva. He said the number of reported cases had climbed to 4,985, including 2,461 deaths. Half of the infections and deaths occurred in the past 21 days,

War on Ebola: 3000 US troops
headed for Africa to degrade
and destroy a disease
Human Events, by John Howard    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/16/2014 10:54:03 AM     Post Reply
I’m old enough to remember when worrying about the ebola outbreak was said to be the business of paranoid hysterics. It’s not that bad of an outbreak, ebola’s not terribly contagious, it’ll never come to the United States, and if it does we’re totally ready to kick its microscopic ass with containment teams ready to swoop in as soon as highly-trained TSA agents notice air passengers with any of the symptoms. It’s not even worth talking about. Just ignore ebola and it will go away. That was then, and this is now. The Washington Post reports that President Obama has

New questions over abortion
coverage in health law
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/16/2014 10:31:47 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees’ bills. That detail is important because the original compromise that President Barack Obama sealed with anti-abortion Democrats stipulated that no federal funds would be used to pay for elective abortions. Instead, private health plans covering the procedure would collect a

Huckabee Implies He´d Make Better
President Than Ted Cruz, Rand Paul
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/16/2014 9:40:05 AM     Post Reply
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee reportedly thinks three Republican senators who were elected with Tea Party support are not as qualified as he is to be president. According to National Review, Huckabee touted his executive experience on Monday and "implicitly made the case against" the potential candidacies of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Huckabee reportedly said that if he decides not to run in 2016, he "would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor prior to somebody having only had legislative experience, which I think is

Obama Golf Buddy Accused of
Secret Surveillance in Latest
Edward Snowden Leak
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 8:06:23 PM     Post Reply
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key was accused of misleading the public by Edward Snowden in a new series of leaks that highlight similarities in the surveillance programs overseen by both President Barack Obama and one of his closest English-speaking political friends on the world stage. Snowden aimed his Monday morning essay at Key, the prime minister since 2008 and leader of New Zealand’s centrist, right-leaning National Party. Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald are leading somewhat of a high-profile anti-surveillance push in the country centered around New Zealand’s Government

My Hannity Appearance: Ottoman
Caliphate of 1915-19 Exponentially
Worse Than ISIS
PJ Media, by Andrew G. Bostom    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 7:56:13 PM     Post Reply
The precedent for such atrocities is not so distant. Last night, my brief sound bite during a Sean Hannity panel alluded to the timeless Koranic injunction to wage jihad war against Jews and Christians, specifically, Koran 9:29, for the purpose of forcibly imposing a Sharia-based Islamic order upon them. This reference was followed by a graphic, modern historical manifestation of this eternal Islamic “imperative”: the 1915-19 jihad genocide of the Armenian, Assyro-Chaldean, and Syrian Orthodox Christian communities of Anatolia, and northern “Mesopotamia,” (snip) Tragically 2/3 of Muslims from Morocco to Indonesia — hardly a “fringe minority of extremists” — support

Squandered Credibility of U.S.
Will Prove Hard To Address By
a Faltering Obama
New York Sun, by Conrad Black    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 7:17:53 PM     Post Reply
We can celebrate the fact that the United States is apparently going to bomb ISIS vigorously and not sporadically, and is going to bomb in Syria, aiming at ISIS, and is also going to assist moderate factions in the Syrian civil war. This last development is unconscionably late, as there was a time when the moderates were a much better bet than they are now, squeezed between the Assad regime and the militant Islamists. There is no possible explanation that is not discreditable for why we went from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s assertion that Assad was “a reformer,” to

Nuns Slam Media Silence on
Middle-East Christian Persecution
Media Reseach Center, by Katie Yoder    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 4:08:37 PM     Post Reply
Sisters speak out at In Defense of Christians Inaugural Summit. Sometimes it takes a David to defeat a Goliath – or, in this case, unassuming nuns to speak where the media remain silent. Speaking out for Christians persecuted in the Middle East, Mother Olga Yaqob and Sister Hatune Dogan slammed the American media for keeping silent. The nuns spoke with MRC during the In Defense of Christians (IDC) Inaugural Summit in Washington, D.C. Sept. 9-11. Both told the stories journalists ignore: of refugees displaced and Christian girls “repeatedly raped” and “misused” – some as young as 5-years-old. Mother Olga of

State Department orders 5,000 body bags
and 160,000 hazmat suits for African Ebola
outbreak as Obama sends 100 CDC experts
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 9/15/2014 3:27:51 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Agency for International Development ordered 5,000 body bags from a Florida company last month as part of its planned response to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in western Africa. And as President Obama prepares to enlarge America´s aid to affected countries, a company that makes protective clothing says the State Department, which oversees USAID, has invited bids for 160,000 hazmat suits. The body-bag purchase came on August 19, just after the World Health Organization said the epidemic had killed 1,000 people. That death toll is now greater than 2,400. The size of the contracts indicates how seriously



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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/16/2014 9:43:38 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by Ashley Collman    Original Article
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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British Broadcasting Corporation, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington Post, by Joby Warrick    Original Article
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New York Times, by Tim Kaine    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/15/2014 9:38:38 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/16/2014 12:09:40 AM     Post Reply
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Can We Talk --- About Pot?
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Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 9/16/2014 8:42:55 AM     Post Reply
Bill Clinton never inhaled. Rush Limbaugh says he never smoked it. Marco Rubio won´t answer whether he ever did smoke pot but Sarah Palin admitted she smoked it in her youth and didn´t like it. Those pushing to have more states legalize marijuana consider this drug rather harmless, medically beneficial and liberal politicians consider this issue one that will attract voters. I don´t blame Rubio for not discussing whether he indulged n his youth or not. He is a public official with young children and carries a different responsibility than the rest of us. My own experience with marijuana was somewhat similar

Gillibrand: I Wanted To Tell Colleague
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New York Post, by Joe Tacopino    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 9/16/2014 9:13:03 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dropped an f-bomb during an interview Monday, while trashing a loudmouth male colleague who criticized her weight. The New York Democrat said she was enraged when the politician had the gall to tell her she was too fat to win election after giving birth to her second child. “I had to just sit there and talk to him,” Gillibrand said in the interview, posted on the Huffington Post. “I switched the subject and I didn’t hear another word he said, but I wasn’t in a place where I could tell him to go f–k himself.”


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