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No Naval Swords for U.S.N.A. Graduation this year Threat to the Dear Leader Inside the Beltway
Gathering of Eagles ^ | June 7 2009 | Kathy

Posted on 06/11/2009 4:54:11 PM PDT by blueyon

From today's you couldn't make it up if you tried file.......Obama's protectors have ordered graduating Midshipmen....and I suppose Commissioned Officers through Flag rank...to leave their swords at home. Full Dress White includes "wear sword". More to the point...those badges of office have been earned in a manner Obongo and his minions just wouldn't begin to understand. Important traditions that inspire are kind of lost on the red banner crowd, apparently.

Further, ceremonial swords never seemed to bother the Secret Service for any previous President. And before World War II, the swords were not particularly "ceremonial", I've seen some of those blades, boarding actions did occur on the China Station pre-war against river pirates, warlords, etc. Those swords were worn not just to graduation, but to Inaugurations, in the receiving line at the White House afterward, to the Inaugural Ball. Somehow nobody gave it a second thought. Somehow even Presidents in the past didn't presume to specify items of uniform.

But of course, what worked for Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, F.D.R., the Bushes, T.R., any other rational non-cult leader.....doesn't work for this former state senator anointed by the Chicago machine.

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Pres. Bush among many other Presidents were not afraid to stand with our military who carried swords...But Obama, well what can I say....

I love this comment the was at the Obama Files news site which also had a story about this

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaLatest.htm

"Wow! Obama sure is paranoid. Does he expect some middie to go all jihad and cut his head off?

Just last week we learned he had a food taster on his trip to the Mideast and Europe -- now, this "threat." It must suck to be Obama."

1 posted on 06/11/2009 4:54:11 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaLatest.htm


2 posted on 06/11/2009 4:54:34 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: blueyon

What a wuss


3 posted on 06/11/2009 4:56:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: blueyon

Muzzies know all about head chopping!


4 posted on 06/11/2009 4:56:53 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: blueyon

Maybe after Obama cuts the Navy Budget he will have reason to fear his own sailors. This sounds more like a tin pot dictator than a president of the US of A.


5 posted on 06/11/2009 4:57:05 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: blueyon

Worst president, ever.


6 posted on 06/11/2009 4:57:52 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: blueyon
We The Libs have elected a most chickenshit un-President. What a sorry excuse for a Leader.
7 posted on 06/11/2009 4:57:57 PM PDT by stboz
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To: blueyon
Next they are going to take away their guns and send them to Afghanistan and other wars carrying Democrat policy papers. Our great country is doomed.
8 posted on 06/11/2009 4:58:01 PM PDT by detective
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To: blueyon

The pussy in chief doesn’t like sharp objects.


9 posted on 06/11/2009 4:58:28 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: blueyon

Dismayed over the banned sabers; overjoyed at Zeros paranoia!. More, more, more, I say.


10 posted on 06/11/2009 4:58:46 PM PDT by Tuketu (Declaring Omaha Beach "Obama Beach" is a desecration, Mr. Brown.)
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To: blueyon

Does anybody else find the just over the top funny?

The naive man-child is a coward as well.


11 posted on 06/11/2009 4:59:06 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: blueyon

Is this satire?


12 posted on 06/11/2009 4:59:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: stboz
I guess this partly answers whether the military will stand with the People or the government.

He won't stand with the military......so......

14 posted on 06/11/2009 5:00:01 PM PDT by stboz
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To: blueyon
No previous President was ever a domestic enemy of the Constitution, the people, the military, and the entire country before.

Congratulations Barry. You're a first. Let's hope you're the last, too.

15 posted on 06/11/2009 5:00:38 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante
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To: blueyon

Paranoia often stems from a guilty conscience.

[hence the old saying “Nobody has more locks on their door than a thief”]


16 posted on 06/11/2009 5:01:11 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: blueyon

I guess he won’t be visiting any battleships... hard to remove those huge guns.


17 posted on 06/11/2009 5:01:13 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: blueyon

POtuS pretty much sums it up.


18 posted on 06/11/2009 5:03:57 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I once read about some guy in Germany, years ago, that had his own SS that was supposed to protect him. WTH, it was just another gbmnt job and the bennies were real good.


19 posted on 06/11/2009 5:05:18 PM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: blueyon

Obambi = WUSS


20 posted on 06/11/2009 5:05:28 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: blueyon
He probably would prefer the Navy to carry machetes like his fellow countrymen do in Kenya.
21 posted on 06/11/2009 5:06:01 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama has no appreciation of American culture, history, tradition, common law, literature-Wes Pruden)
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To: Zakeet

The stuff of Obama nightmares.
22 posted on 06/11/2009 5:11:30 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: blueyon

Give me a break. If he’s worried let him use his teleprompter from that car he sitting his fanny in.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 5:12:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: blueyon

The news about the food tasters reminds me of Ferdinand Marcos.


24 posted on 06/11/2009 5:12:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: blueyon

Ping


25 posted on 06/11/2009 5:13:01 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: blueyon
WTF? Is the guy so paranoid that he thinks he will be attacked by his own milatary?

But then, I digress....

26 posted on 06/11/2009 5:16:10 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: blueyon; All

I read the article...it made me physically ill! When I was in boot camp, it was a proud moment when I was entrusted with the Cutlass as RCPO of my company. I was enlisted all the way, 30 years, and never once did I consider ANY action against my Commander-in Chief. I am heart-sick that this action has been taken against Officers I could have served under. Obama has not gained my trust as POTUS and never will. 2012m can’t come soon enough for me and mine.


27 posted on 06/11/2009 5:19:02 PM PDT by junkman_106 (The ACLU can have aerial intercourse with a rotating glazed pastry!)
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To: blueyon

Swords are not worn at USNA graduations - either by the graduates being commissioned in the Navy (who are not required to buy swords) or by those commissioned as Marines (who are required to purchase swords).

This story is much ado about nothing.

(father of a USNA ‘07 graduate, now a 1st Lt of Marines)


28 posted on 06/11/2009 5:20:02 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: blueyon
The Muslim in the White House is familiar with what muzzies do with swords. His narrow mind can't see beyond beheading.
29 posted on 06/11/2009 5:20:16 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Worst president, ever.

Agreed.

30 posted on 06/11/2009 5:20:22 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: blueyon

Disgusting anti-American coward.


31 posted on 06/11/2009 5:21:15 PM PDT by alarm rider (My tagline is on vacation.)
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To: blueyon
This is a joke isn't it?
32 posted on 06/11/2009 5:22:16 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: junkman_106

“I read the article...it made me physically ill! When I was in boot camp, it was a proud moment when I was entrusted with the Cutlass as RCPO of my company. I was enlisted all the way, 30 years, and never once did I consider ANY action against my Commander-in Chief. I am heart-sick that this action has been taken against Officers I could have served under. Obama has not gained my trust as POTUS and never will. 2012m can’t come soon enough for me and mine.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!!!!!


33 posted on 06/11/2009 5:22:40 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: paterfamilias

If you follow the comments to Soldier of Fortune they talked to the Naval Academy and cleared this all up. The story is not true.


34 posted on 06/11/2009 5:23:24 PM PDT by Aloysius88 (Play nice. Die peaceful. Wave goodbye to freedom.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
The news about the food tasters reminds me of Ferdinand Marcos.

NO, no Caesar, fits his character to a T.

35 posted on 06/11/2009 5:32:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: jmcenanly
The stuff of Obama nightmares.

The original article said that umbrellas were banned too. Wonder if senators are allowed umbrellas in his presence?

36 posted on 06/11/2009 5:33:58 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: blueyon

He’s not paranoid. He’s just throwing his power around.


37 posted on 06/11/2009 5:50:49 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Fear the forehead!)
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To: llevrok
Perhaps because he knows it isn't (and by the grace of God, never will be) his military?

On the other paw, Mutt-chelle's "Public Allies" gang + ACORN + tens of thousands of imported MidEastern Mohammedans + the New Black P*ssies = his very own Ordnungspolizei, a.k.a. the infamous "well-armed civilian national security force."

38 posted on 06/11/2009 5:59:15 PM PDT by Tenniel2 (Memo to politicians: Don't worry about "shovel-ready." Worry about "pitchfork-ready.")
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To: paterfamilias

Congratulations. Husband is Class of ‘73 and took his commission in the Corps too.


39 posted on 06/11/2009 6:01:41 PM PDT by KYGrandma
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To: blueyon
I remember shortly ago when Present Obama made his Muslim Appeasment Tour there was a picture of him walking with his Islamic friends and there was a guy in front of them with a long long sword drawn and held up in front of him.

But then those are his close buddies, nothing to fear from them.

President "Cowboy" Bush had no problem with swords, he just took them from the muslims and laughed at them!

Now this guy, "Present" Obama, has his own version of a sword... and he rides it!


40 posted on 06/11/2009 6:01:58 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: blueyon

ZERO, YOU ARROGANT, STUPID POS!!!!


41 posted on 06/11/2009 6:08:02 PM PDT by cleveland gop (ROGER FEDERER AND PETE SAMPRAS---TOGETHER IN GRAND SLAM HISTORY!!)
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To: blueyon
They understand how divisive and unAmerican 0bama is.

It is still ridiculous to think any of those fine servicemen would go rabid dog but when you know you're destroying a nation from within you're going to be nervous.

42 posted on 06/11/2009 6:13:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: blueyon

Never fear, the listener is here

43 posted on 06/11/2009 6:16:06 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Aloysius88

If it isn’t true, the Moderator should cancel this thread.


44 posted on 06/11/2009 6:18:38 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (One Man's Messiah is another Man's Fuhrer...)
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To: Aloysius88
I followed the link. I didn't find a word about this subject. If it was there it has been moved.

Closer Collaboration Will Ensure Disaster Preparedness, General Says

45 posted on 06/11/2009 6:33:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Kickass Conservative; All

About the full dress code, please follow link and click on #3
http://nrotc.osu.edu/regs/appdxd.htm#3

mentions “PRESCRIBABLE ITEMS: Sword (LCDR and above)”
amongst other items.
So I stand by that they are worn!


46 posted on 06/11/2009 6:40:11 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Aloysius88
Ignore the last post. Their website automatically kicked me right past the correct page. I hit the back button to go back to Gathering of Eagles and found the SoF page that has the correction.

The straight scoop on the Naval Academy graduation… UPDATED

47 posted on 06/11/2009 6:40:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
I think it's Obama the SS is afraid of, he may draw a sword and
start stabbing sailors in the back to early.
48 posted on 06/11/2009 6:44:14 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: TigersEye

Plus this:
http://moelane.com/2009/05/22/usna-ceremonial-swords-on-the-prohibited-list-since-after-911/

Haven’t verified it personally however...


49 posted on 06/11/2009 7:07:40 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Peanut Gallery

dear leader is afraid ping


50 posted on 06/11/2009 9:06:45 PM PDT by Professional Engineer ("A republic if you can keep it" responded Franklin. Sorry Dr. Franklin)
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