AP: Obama to Skip Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington on Monday

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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There are SO many justifiable reasons to be FURIOUS at Obama right now and you've got your panties in a twist because he's not going to be where you think he should be this weekend???


Oh, don't worry, we hate him for all those reasons you point out also. This is just one more reason to hate him - the fact that he will be on vacation to visit his corrupt friends in Chicago. He directly insulted many military families, including Gold Star families who will attend a special breakfast and expected to see him there.



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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by PatesHatriots
I honestly have no problem with this. It's just an unimportant ritual that would happen the same whether he was there or not. He might as well pick a traditional American holiday weekend to take a break on. I don't see why people care but whatevs,



It's just an unimportant ritual? Excuse me, but honoring the people that gave their lives so that we could live ours freely is anything but un-important!

It is an insult to every verteran, current military and their families. Actually, it should be seen as an insult to every american. It is yet another example of his high and mighty attitude towards the American people. He really could care less.

Add this to the many times he has been the lone person on stage NOT saluting the flag, and I am just amazed that this is the man representing our country. How did it ever happen?

I never really considered myself to be very patriotic as a teenager, but I can tell you that the trip I took to DC...standing there at the tomb, I was moved to tears. It is a holy place, a place where souls are so heavy around you that they demand the reverence that they deserve. For the president of our country to so casually blow of his DUTY to honor them is simply unforgivable.

Shame on him.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 02:07 AM
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So.. From how I understand it..

GWB couldn't attend because he was at a D-Day memorial over-seas. I can accept that, D-Day is still paying homage to the troops.

RR was at a summit with other world leaders, rather important.. At least I think so, esp since the cold war was still around at that time..

Obama is going home to Chicago to relax.. Seriously?

At least the two former presidents had LEGITIMATE reasons..

I do find that rather disrespectful, but I am not surprised.. He doesn't salute the flag, so why should he care about the people who have secured our freedom in the past.

Shameful Obama.. Shameful. Our Vets deserve better, as does this country your in office of. Have some respect.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
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And maybe you should read all the posts, especially the one where I acknowledged my mistake, instead of going around ranting as if you'd uncovered some big lie.


I did read your tiny little acknowledgment. I also people still agreeing with you OP about how this the first time ever. Where are your posts pointing out to them how wrong they were to agree with you after you corrected it? Clearly not everyone saw it so I felt it needed to be bigger.


And maybe you should acknowledge that the one Memorial Day that GWB 'skipped', he was in Normandy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

The one that Reagan 'skipped' was because he was at a summit of world leaders.


If it was about WHY then your OP should have at least TOUCHED ON THAT. It does not. Your correction does not explain WHY either. All you did was say this is the first time ever and then say maybe it was not. You also failed to mention both presidents so who are you to tell me what to include? Where in the OP does it say you are upset because of his reasons over theirs? Point that part out to me and you have a point. Otherwise, you just sound like someone who is more than happy to let people read the OP and opine like you have. Let me see where in the OP you point out this is bad because the other presidents who did it had good reasons. I am looking and can not find that part. Please show me where you are correcting the people after you agreeing with your fallacious OP. Can you do these things?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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I was a bit unmoved at first when I heard this-at that time they didn't announce any plans to attend an event in ILL. But, the next how or so, the story of him attending an event/memorial in Ill. That is fine for me.

I don't think we can expect every president to do everything that is considered normal or the standard. I'll have to check it up as political inexperience.

Now that he has agreed to fly to the Gulf on Firday also-what more can we ask-adding in other things he may have going on that we are not privy to know about? Granted, maybe not the best decision to many but..... I just can't jump on that bandwagon.

My problem though is his trip to Calif to do/host a fundraiser for Pelosi and the Dems-while not seeming to do enough about the oil well mess-especially since this info about him (Obama) being the biggest receiptant of BP political donations.

I'll stop there-as someone already posted-there is enough other things to focus on that have far bigger concerns. Best brace yourselves for more First from Obama-that you won't like.

[edit on 5/26/2010 by anon72]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:41 AM
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...and exactly as if on cue


originally posted by Anon72
Best brace yourselves for more First from Obama-that you won't like.


See my point yet?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:03 AM
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Somehow I doubt any of the residents at Arlington will notice.

I'm just not offended by this. I would much rather visit my hometown too, especially if I had been away for over a year.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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Obama skips Arlington to hang out in Chicagoland but plans to return to DC in time to party with Paul McCartney. Oh wait... he just added a quick stop this Friday for a photo op in the Gulf. Then its off to party it up with Ayers and company....

Honestly, how many vacations does this man need to take especially during such times of crisis in our nation. He was just in Asheville at the Grove Park Innn back in April. And he was on another golf outing this past weekend while oil was spilling onto the shores of our nations beaches.


President Barack Obama took to the golf course on Saturday after returned from delivering the commencement address at West Point.

The president teed off at the Andrews Air Force Base course with three other people, according to a pool report, but only one could be identified: White House trip director Marvin Nicholson.

Golf is a frequent weekend pastime for Obama. The president headed to the course almost immediately after disembarking from Air Force One.

politipage.com...

We all know where his priorities are for this M-F 9-5 president.

[edit on 26-5-2010 by jibeho]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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My grandfather was Command Sergeant Major of the US Army for 10 years. He fought in many wars as a Green Beret. My grandmother is buried in Arlington, next to where my grandpa will rest once he passes. Point is, Memorial Day at Arlington isn't just "some ceremony" for my family.

EDIT - And if I was ELECTED president, it wouldn't matter to me what I WANTED to do. In my heart I know that I SHOULD be there to commemorate those lost soldiers.

[edit on 26-5-2010 by newBodyoldSoul]



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:39 AM
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You don't like my responses, too bad. And put your suggestions as to what I should do where they belong. Your messiah screwed up once again. Deal with it.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
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You don't like my responses, too bad.


Reading can be fun...

...if you learn how. That was not a response to any of your responses. I was pointing something out to you someone else said that confirmed the point I was making.


And put your suggestions as to what I should do where they belong. Your messiah screwed up once again. Deal with it.


So because I am not a birther, I worship Obama?

Because I know that claiming he is the only president ever to do this is a lie, means I worship Obama?

Can you show me where I ever posted anything in support of Obama? Informed opinions are rare here these days.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:45 AM
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Honestly, how many vacations does this man need to take especially during such times of crisis in our nation.


It' s his second vacation in a month. He cannot handle the pressures of the job, so he evades his responsibilities. I guess he realizes that he is a one-termer, so why try? His legacy as the worst resident of the WH ever is already being written.

Star for your response.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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Reading can be fun...

...if you learn how. That was not a response to any of your responses. I was pointing something out to you someone else said that confirmed the point I was making.


Someday you just might learn how to.

My response was NOT to


See my point yet?


It was to


I'll stop there-as someone already posted-there is enough other things to focus on that have far bigger concerns. Best brace yourselves for more First from Obama-that you won't like.


Should I type slower for you?



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
This is just one more reason to hate him


And this is precisely what worries me SO MUCH about the people on ATS lately.

Just looking for one more reason to HATE.

If you don't see what's wrong with that, then you're too far gone to get help. If you think we need MORE HATRED in this country and you CHOOSE to feed this beast like a servant feeds his master by making a thread to incite hatred in other members, then you are just adding to the hatred and vitriol in this country and will eventually bring her down with your hatred.

Crying for My Country



Hating each other is part of the plan ... How much more of this will we take?


I think your master is hungry again... Quick! Find another reason to hate!




posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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The President of The United States is the most important role on the planet. This should be a role for those that honor our historic values and customs. Obama sends a clear signal to those around the globe, "I'm not really with these guys".

There are lots of trivial events the President must attend. However when your the commander in chief they are all important. Hopefully after a few years have past now, people are seeing a pattern with this guy.

96r Always Out Front



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
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Reading can be fun...

...if you learn how. That was not a response to any of your responses. I was pointing something out to you someone else said that confirmed the point I was making.


Someday you just might learn how to.

My response was NOT to


See my point yet?


It was to


I'll stop there-as someone already posted-there is enough other things to focus on that have far bigger concerns. Best brace yourselves for more First from Obama-that you won't like.


Should I type slower for you?


Yes, actually you should because it makes even less sense as a response to the post you are referencing. Hey, I got the wrong post, my bad. I can admit that. You still need to make some sense for me though. I really have no clue what you are on about.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:23 AM
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Too bad reporters never check on anything anymore and just spew whatever they want to spew. If they are not doing that they are just regurgitating the lies they read on the API.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:27 AM
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I didn't vote for Obama. But I am curious how many of you will be spending time at a cemetary or at Arlington on memorial day. Or will most of you be guzzling beer, eating hot dogs and watching sports?

Look, I have no respect for most of his positions, but seriously, he is going to spend time with his family. The Vice President will be there at Arlington. He is just as capable of the President of laying the wreath.



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
Obama is doing something no American president has ever done in history: Skipped the laying of the wreath at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. He is sending Biden in his place.


As was already pointed out, Reagan and Bush also skipped the wreath laying. Look, what's the difference if it's POTUS or VPOTUS? Just another "OMG Obamar is the Antichrist Muslim communist socialist fascist Reptoid!!"

Please seek gainful employment, or get a library card, or do SOMETHING to occupy your mind with things other than "Obama is taking down the US of A."



posted on May, 26 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by westcoast

Add this to the many times he has been the lone person on stage NOT saluting the flag, and I am just amazed that this is the man representing our country. How did it ever happen?


How it happened is, he accrued more electoral votes than McCain, and had more than 7 million in the popular vote vs. McCain. See, the way it works is, whoever gets the most votes, wins. Now get over it.



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