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Caption Obama at the Naval Academy Graduation

Posted on 05/22/2009 2:26:31 PM PDT by Lucky9teen

A Midshipman graduate reacts after receiving his diploma and shaking hands with U.S. President Barack Obama (background) while attending the 2009 U.S. Naval Academy graduation in Annapolis, Maryland, May 22, 2009


President Barack Obama congratulates Jack McCain, son of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as he graduates at the United States Naval Academy during a ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 22, 2009


U.S. President Barack Obama gets a chest bump from a graduating midshipmen during the graduation and commissioning ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis May 22, 2009.


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On a serious note - taking away Obama - Good for these graduates!! They look absolutely stoked!
1 posted on 05/22/2009 2:26:31 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; Abbeville Conservative; absolootezer0; AmericanMade1776; andy58-in-nh; ...
President Barack Obama salutes Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as he is acknowledged at the United States Naval Academy graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 22, 2009. At right is Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler



For a minute there, I thought that was Biden and Obama...

2 posted on 05/22/2009 2:27:42 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Revolution Beckons......When is enough, ENOUGH?)
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To: Lucky9teen

Yes they do! God love ‘em! Good work, guys and gals!


3 posted on 05/22/2009 2:27:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Lucky9teen

"Look in the empty section! All the empty seats. He is really not as popular as the media says he is."

4 posted on 05/22/2009 2:29:32 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Lucky9teen

THat’s a salute?

looks like he’s trying to block the lights


5 posted on 05/22/2009 2:29:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Kudos to All the graduates!

Godspeed and God Bless.

WE’re depending on you.


6 posted on 05/22/2009 2:31:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Who gave Howard Dean a uniform?


7 posted on 05/22/2009 2:32:00 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Lucky9teen


I'm not sure what strikes me as odd about this. Maybe MTV can fix it and make it normal again.
8 posted on 05/22/2009 2:33:11 PM PDT by allmost
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To: NormsRevenge

Obie doin' the hand jive

9 posted on 05/22/2009 2:33:27 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Lucky9teen

"Whoa! Hold up there chief, it's not true what they say about the Navy."

10 posted on 05/22/2009 2:33:48 PM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: truthandlife
"Look in the empty section! All the empty seats. He is really not as popular as the media says he is."

I wonder about those seats, if security didn't allow them to be used. Tickets to a loved ones graduation are very restricted at a place like the USNA. How many more friends and family could have attended if those seats had been used? Does any actually know the reason?

11 posted on 05/22/2009 2:46:09 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Lucky9teen

And when Barry ended his message he closes with Bless America, the troops, etc. I did not hear God mentioned.


12 posted on 05/22/2009 2:52:18 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Never forget Fallujah..S. Helvenston RIP.....Sarah...Sarah...Sarah loves America)
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To: Lucky9teen

I guess I am old fashioned.

Newly minted officers shouldn’t be doing chest bumps, fist bumps, and hugs with the Commander in Chief. A simple handshake and a salute is appropriate and shows the graduate to be an officer and a gentleman.

I understand the need to let loose after such a rigorous four years, but there needs to be a certain minimum level of decorum exercised at public events.

New graduates, happy and excited? Yes.

But they are officers, and they need to act like one.


13 posted on 05/22/2009 2:52:42 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: truthandlife
Those sections of Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium are always empty during graduation.

050527-N-0295M-010 Annapolis, Md. (May 27, 2005) - U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen, family members and distinguished visitors listen as President George W. Bush delivers his remarks as part of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2005 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony. Nine hundred seventy-six Midshipmen graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became commissioned officers in the U.S. Military. President Bush delivered the commencement address and personally greeted each graduate during the ceremony. The men and women of the graduating class were sworn into the Navy as Ensigns or into the Marine Corps as Second Lieutenants. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)

050527-N-9693M-025 Annapolis, Md. (May 27, 2005) - President of the United State, George W. Bush waves to the parents of Midshipman Shannon Lynne Bailey, left, moments prior to receiving her degree in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy. Later, Bailey and Nine hundred seventy-five fellow Midshipmen became commissioned officers in the U.S. Military. President George W. Bush delivered the commencement address and personally greeted each graduate during the ceremony. The men and women of the graduating class were sworn into the Navy as Ensigns or into the Marine Corps as Second Lieutenants. U.S. Navy photo by Damon J. Moritz (RELEASED)

14 posted on 05/22/2009 2:53:31 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Lucky9teen
It would appear that at least McCains son knows military bearing, something one can not say about some of the others.
15 posted on 05/22/2009 2:54:11 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Good find but I was only captioning the picture....

Trying to use some humor but guess it kind of missed the mark


16 posted on 05/22/2009 2:55:17 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Jolla

He also has the proper controlling body language over a lesser (hand on Zero’s upper arm).


17 posted on 05/22/2009 2:57:13 PM PDT by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: exit82

I agree with you. A little decorum, no matter who the president is, would be appropriate when getting diploma’s.
Now after............


18 posted on 05/22/2009 2:58:10 PM PDT by arbee4bush (Palin!!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen


Barry.....*sniff* *sniff*.... you stink.
19 posted on 05/22/2009 2:59:04 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Electric Graffiti

"Obama I know it was you....you broke my heart.....you broke my heart...."

20 posted on 05/22/2009 3:00:04 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Lucky9teen

President Obama, playfully salutes after special guest, Steve Martin, made a suprise visit at the Naval Academy graduation ceremony.


21 posted on 05/22/2009 3:01:57 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: Lucky9teen

Lahoo zaa her

22 posted on 05/22/2009 3:02:10 PM PDT by faq
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To: exit82

What makes me cringe in seeing the fist bumps and chest bumps with the CIC, is that the present CIC didn’t even have military service experience AND everything he’s doing is defeated the military’s purpose (dying/fighting for this country and freedom). ;(


23 posted on 05/22/2009 3:03:09 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Revolution Beckons......When is enough, ENOUGH?)
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To: Lucky9teen

"I can't quit you"

24 posted on 05/22/2009 3:04:39 PM PDT by SGCOS
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To: truthandlife

My mistake. Just as I was hitting the post button I noticed the quotation marks but it was too late to stop.


25 posted on 05/22/2009 3:06:02 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Lucky9teen

Hey Bambi...the Salute is rendered from a position of attention not half bent over with other arm across your chest. But, if you had ever served your country you would know that, or is that how they do it in Kenya?


26 posted on 05/22/2009 4:04:13 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: truthandlife

No! You are wrong! Those are the seats set aside for the Members of The Annapolis Midshipman’s Republican Club:-) Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security would NOT allow them admittance to their reserved seats since she has declared all declared Republicans are Terrorists! Thats why they refused to allow two Kindergarten Classes to take their Tour of the White House yesterday and to meet the President! The poor kids wouldn’t swear to Vote Democrat when they turned 18 at the White House Gates! so they were denied the Tour and Meeting with the TOTUS they had been promised for months./s/


27 posted on 05/22/2009 4:08:08 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: allmost

ZERO is destroying Military ecorum right before Our Eyes!
The Midshipman should be sent to the Brig for Disrespect! The TOTUS should be IMPEACHED for Conduct Unbecoming of The FAUX CIC!


28 posted on 05/22/2009 4:11:33 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Lucky9teen

With all due respect to all the great men who have served in our Navy, I still think this song is apropo considering Obama’s thought’s on HIS visit to Annapolis:

Where can you find pleasure
Search the world for treasure
Learn science technology
Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
On the land or on the sea
Where can you learn to fly
Play in sports and skin dive
Study oceanography
Sign of for the big band
Or sit in the grandstand
When your team and others meet

In the navy
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the navy
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In the navy
Come on now, people, make a stand
In the navy, in the navy
Can’t you see we need a hand
In the navy
Come on, protect the motherland
In the navy
Come on and join your fellow man
In the navy
Come on people, and make a stand
In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)

They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit

If you like adventure
Don’t you wait to enter
The recruiting office fast
Don’t you hesitate
There is no need to wait
They’re signing up new seamen fast
Maybe you are too young
To join up today
Bout don’t you worry ‘bout a thing
For I’m sure there will be
Always a good navy
Protecting the land and sea

In the navy
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the navy
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In the navy
Come on now, people, make a stand
In the navy, in the navy
Can’t you see we need a hand
In the navy
Come on, protect the motherland
In the navy
Come on and join your fellow man
In the navy
Come on people, and make a stand
In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)

They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit

Who me?

They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit

But, but but I’m afraid of water.
Hey, hey look
Man, I get seasick even watchin’ it on TV!

They want you, they want you in the navy

Oh my goodness.
What am I gonna do in a submarine?

They want you, they want you in the navy


29 posted on 05/22/2009 4:17:29 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Now this is a Picture of a GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH and A GREAT NEW U.S. NAVAL ENSIGN!


30 posted on 05/22/2009 4:28:17 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: Jolla

Let us hope that McCain is at least as smart as his father. Let’s see, that would place him at the very bottom of his graduating class. Actually, it is more likely that he is as cocky as his old man, and that would place him in a class by himself.


31 posted on 05/22/2009 4:37:46 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: Melchior

bttt


32 posted on 05/22/2009 4:40:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: exit82

I agree with you.

I was not an officer. I was active duty. I have never been to a graduation or awards ceremony where I saw this kind of behavior. Never.
If I had done any of these things at a ceremony, I would have been disciplined. It wouldn’t have been pretty, let me tell you.
But then again, I understand respect for the uniform and respect for myself.

I always though they taught Officers to have some class.

I guess it can’t be taught, you need to be born with it.

Disgraceful behavior by some of these young men.


33 posted on 05/22/2009 4:48:39 PM PDT by Aurorales
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To: Freee-dame

Judging from the fact that all the people remaining in those seats seem to primarily be wearing white, I’m gonna guess that’s where the graduates were sitting during most of the ceremony, but they’re empty cause the people sitting in those chairs have received their diplomas and exited down the stairs instead of returning to their seats. It’s normal for graduation ceremonies.


34 posted on 05/22/2009 5:17:06 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Melchior
Churchill had an interesting observation when writing his History of the English Speaking People, it was that every generation skips good and bad: the father is good, the son is bad, the next son is good, etc.; I have high hopes for Ensign McCain.
35 posted on 05/22/2009 5:20:30 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Freee-dame

Also, in graduations that occur in sports stadiums, it’s not uncommon for the people who are in charge of arranging the event not to seat people past a certain point (usually, not behind the stage, and not past a certain point just beyond the bleachers facing the stage). It’s similar with NCAA basketball games played in football stadiums where the court is at one end and bleachers are set up on the field next to it, there are probably photos online.


36 posted on 05/22/2009 5:23:45 PM PDT by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Clemenza
lol, thats exactly what I thought of


37 posted on 05/22/2009 6:01:09 PM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: Lucky9teen; All
they remade the Love Boat?


38 posted on 05/22/2009 6:27:53 PM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: edzo4

39 posted on 05/22/2009 6:31:48 PM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: Rapunzel

Personally, I think that, even if you don’t believe in God, you would be wise to say God Bless America. After all, you could be wrong.


40 posted on 05/22/2009 6:36:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Freee-dame; All

“Look in the empty section! All the empty seats. He is really not as popular as the media says he is.”

The area behind the stage (the south end-zone) is never used for seating at the USNA graduation - today was no different.

We were there - the stadium was pretty packed. However, it should be noted that when Jack McCain’s name was called, he got a HUGE ovation, much louder than any cheers/applause given to Obama.

The meaning was obvious - this was directed at Sen. John McCain, who was sitting in the front row, watching his son graduate.


41 posted on 05/22/2009 7:15:02 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Aurorales; All

“I have never been to a graduation or awards ceremony where I saw this kind of behavior. Never.
If I had done any of these things at a ceremony, I would have been disciplined. It wouldn’t have been pretty, let me tell you.
But then again, I understand respect for the uniform and respect for myself.

I always though they taught Officers to have some class.

I guess it can’t be taught, you need to be born with it.

Disgraceful behavior by some of these young men.”

I was there. Much of what went on at the USNA graduation was merely youthful exuberance. This was not graduation after 6-10 weeks of basic training: these young men and women have spent four very long, very difficult, and very demanding years at one of the most elite military academies in the world. The jumping for joy and holding their diplomas over their heads is SOP at a Navy graduation.

President Obama slapped some graduates on the back, embraced others, and shook hands with all.

All the young men and women were respectful, although I did see the fist-bump, and felt that it came perilously close to crossing the line of decorum, but it was a mutual act between the CIC and a junior officer. If the CIC thought it okay, who are we to object?

I do object to your insinuation that these Ensigns and 2nd Lt’s lack class or don’t respect the uniform. I have known very, very many of them over the years, and I can assure you that their commitment to the uniform and the Constitution is second to none. As for class, class does not dictate that a military officer lack personality or act like an automaton.

There is a time and a place for everything, and at a Navy graduation/commissioning, a little celebration is quite appropriate.

(father of a USNA graduate, now a USMC helo pilot)


42 posted on 05/22/2009 7:34:54 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: NormsRevenge; Lucky9teen

The man doesn’t even know how to salute. How embarrassing.


43 posted on 05/22/2009 7:39:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Lucky9teen
Ooooh, you're a cute little thing. I could eat you right up. Meet me later.

That is a seriously prurient expression on zer0's face. It immediately struck me as inappropriate.

44 posted on 05/22/2009 7:50:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: exit82

A big affirmative on that observation. Accept the diploma, render a salute and, if offered, a handshake. Step back, about face and smartly leave the podium.


45 posted on 05/22/2009 8:04:40 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Lucky9teen

Is that an(gasp) American flag lapel pin on The Won?

He’s all of a sudden just so “patriotic” isn’t he?....I’m touched.


46 posted on 05/22/2009 9:32:15 PM PDT by garyhope
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To: Lucky9teen; reagan_fanatic; a real Sheila; 50mm; Lizavetta; Roscoe Karns; edzo4; Netizen; ...
captainfail
47 posted on 05/22/2009 9:45:13 PM PDT by Nateman (Click on the commie moron to laugh at Captain Fail some more.)
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To: Lucky9teen
I like the way McCain Jr. is holding Obama back and showing who is the superior man. And... Obama is still not in the spell checker. LOL, hope it never gets fixed.
48 posted on 05/22/2009 10:12:29 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Jolla

I just really like the way McCain is looking Obama in the eye and holding his arm firmly as if to say “You are not a man and don’t get any closer.”


49 posted on 05/22/2009 10:15:26 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

maybe... then again...


50 posted on 05/22/2009 10:19:03 PM PDT by Vendome
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