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Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course
The Washington Times ^ | 04/18/2010 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 04/18/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT by autumnraine

A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nation's president. But the last-minute change left an opening in his schedule, so the president headed to the links for a round of golf instead.

On a cool but sun-drenched Sunday, the president and three golfing companions went to Andrews Air Force Base to play 18 holes. It is the 32nd time Mr. Obama has played golf since taking office Jan. 20, 2009, according to CBS Radio's Mark Knoller.

After canceling the Poland trip on Saturday, the White House announced that Mr. Obama had no public schedule for Sunday. He was to have arrived in Krakow in the morning, attend the 2 p.m. funeral and leave for home by 5 p.m., arriving back at the White House after midnight.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, along with dozens of top Polish government officials were killed April 10 when their airplane went down in heavy fog after clipping a tree on approach to Smolensk, Russia.

Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both have. There, they signed a condolence book.

Mr. Obama was not the only world leader to miss the funeral because of the expanding volcanic ash cloud. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also canceled.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, flew by plane from Moscow for the funeral.

Other foreign leaders used different modes of transportation to get there. Slovenian President Danilo Turk decided to drive the 500 miles to Krakow. Romanian President Traian Basescu traveled to northwestern Romania by helicopter and then continue by car through Hungary and Slovakia.

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I'm sure the world understood him being unable to fly into Poland, but he just looks like the jerk that he is by playing golf and not even bothering to go to the Polish Embassy.
1 posted on 04/18/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

No surprise.

They are a steadfast ally and true patriots for liberty.

It only makes sense that Obammie the Commie would flip the bird of the radical leftist at them.


2 posted on 04/18/2010 6:03:13 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: autumnraine

Also, it just happens to be Sunday. The stinking Nazi Muslim might have taken an hour to go to church and pretended t pray for the Polish President, even if he couldn’t attend his funeral in Poland.


3 posted on 04/18/2010 6:03:29 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: autumnraine

WHAT NO CHURCH AGAIN, is he still looking?

Is this the first president which has never attended church?

He should have at least gone to the Polish embassy but saying that Poland is only an ally so they need to be slapped which they have already been much like Czech, UK, Israel, Germany, France Columbia.

the man makes me sick but just as worse is how the MSM keeps covering for him like they did when he came on the scene back at the rat convention


4 posted on 04/18/2010 6:04:18 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: autumnraine

This guy makes me want to throw up. Not even going to read the ignorant article. IS EVERYONE WAKING UP YET????


5 posted on 04/18/2010 6:04:28 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: autumnraine
How can anyone with eyes and ears believe that this guy is a leader who cares about anything beyond his own personal world?
6 posted on 04/18/2010 6:04:34 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Cicero

NAIL ON HEAD
no church no Polish embassy nope just golf AGAIN


7 posted on 04/18/2010 6:05:03 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: autumnraine

Read somewhere that Bush played maybe 24 rounds of golf during 8 years while in office and O’Bozo has played 32 since he came in office ...Bush said he couldn’t see playing golf while our guys were dying in Iraq and Afghan.


8 posted on 04/18/2010 6:05:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: SkyDancer

Bush played golf and got hammered by the MSM and yet this idiot hasn’;t gone to church, no Polish embassy, NO NOTHING and the MSM gives him a pass.

they are not just bias no they are criminal in their duty to their job.


9 posted on 04/18/2010 6:06:50 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: autumnraine

‘Won’t miss the family vacation in Ashville, though.


10 posted on 04/18/2010 6:06:57 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: manc

Bows to Muslims,Japanese,Dem Mayors and Chicoms
Disses Queen of England, English PM, Canadian PM and Polish President.
0 Hates America and everything that makes it special.


11 posted on 04/18/2010 6:07:16 PM PDT by omega4179 ( http://www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: autumnraine

Hey, he cancelled thier missle defense system, what more can he do?


12 posted on 04/18/2010 6:08:24 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: autumnraine
The media has decided to use the occasion of the Polish president's funeral to highlight how some groups considered him 'devisive' aka conservative.

I despise the bastards more each day.

13 posted on 04/18/2010 6:09:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: autumnraine

Zero can’t play golf. This is how you play golf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3p9y_OEAdc


14 posted on 04/18/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by jessduntno (I've never been a member of the Democrat Party. I stepped in it once, but scraped it off.)
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To: manc

Yeah, it was the MSM that gave us O’Bozo and keeps him propped up ... I just finished reading a book about Germany during Hitler and the parallels with Goebbels propaganda and the MSM today are eerily similar ....


15 posted on 04/18/2010 6:10:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Those That Turn Their Swords into Plows Will Plow For Those That Don't.)
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To: manc

In fact President Bush stopped playing Golf after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The classless socialist from Chicago is living like a King.


16 posted on 04/18/2010 6:10:21 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: omega4179

sadly very true.

this man cares nothing about our allies , our history or even the constitution.

It’;s all about him.

He could have least gone to church saying that he never goes to church anyway so why now for him even if one of our allies took a massive death to their country.


17 posted on 04/18/2010 6:11:27 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: autumnraine

Change you can believe in. Suckkas.


18 posted on 04/18/2010 6:11:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: autumnraine

Yep, you nailed it on the head. The guy didn’t even bother to make a symbolic gesture of sympathy. What a jerk.


19 posted on 04/18/2010 6:12:33 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: skeeter

I despise our MSM so much I could not even put it into words.
from that day at the rat convention they have been covering for him and playing him up.


20 posted on 04/18/2010 6:12:40 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: freeangel

Asheville? What about Asheville?


21 posted on 04/18/2010 6:13:38 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: J Edgar
Most of the world (leaders) already thinks he is a fool. It is only his die-hard supporters who thinks he is the Messiah he believes he is.
22 posted on 04/18/2010 6:14:16 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (Gun, Bible, Gadsden Flag...the definition of a hater and far right-wing extremist)
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To: autumnraine

The world literally burn while nerO plays golf.


23 posted on 04/18/2010 6:14:23 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident...

I have four words for him.

24 posted on 04/18/2010 6:14:40 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: SkyDancer

don’;t forget how the children were used for both of them and how they had their own emblems Hitler and the NAZIS used a swastika bozo and his worshippers use that stupid circle.

I remember when he read that speech at the rat convention and the MSM went wild and I said tot he wife that he has done nothing and who he is.
All he did was read a speech and they had him up for president back then


25 posted on 04/18/2010 6:14:52 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: autumnraine
I'm sure the world understood him being unable to fly into Poland

I'm not even sure about that. He could come. And if all the might and technology of the United States is not enough, he could buy a commercial ticket from Aeroflot:

"Aeroflot, however, is flying to the United States, Transportation Minister Levitin said at the government meeting Sunday. Because of the ash, Aeroflot has changed its traditional routes to North America, flying over the North Pole instead, he said."

And once in Moscow, he could ask Dmitry Medvedev for a permission to tag along. I'm sure there would be no objections worth of noting :-)

26 posted on 04/18/2010 6:16:38 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: autumnraine

The guy should have held a special memorial at a chaple there in DC and requested the attendence of many of the congress. What a total embarrassment this guy is.


27 posted on 04/18/2010 6:17:11 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Have you donated to Free Republic yet? If not you are a Freeploader)
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To: autumnraine

TØTUS must not be worried about the Polish-American voters of Chicago.

(I guess their votes are already “in the bag” — whatever His Ø-ness does or doesn’t do.)


28 posted on 04/18/2010 6:17:24 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: autumnraine

Frankie say, Relax. Don’t do it.


29 posted on 04/18/2010 6:17:30 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Jagdgewehr

I think they KNOW he’s a fool and a dangerous one, at that.


30 posted on 04/18/2010 6:17:35 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: autumnraine

The Polish people should thank God he didn’t come. He would have just bowed to the Russians and thumbed his arrogant nose at them.


31 posted on 04/18/2010 6:17:44 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (No sane man loves war. But all decent men realize there can be no peace with tyrants or terrorists.)
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To: autumnraine

Oh wow. Trip got cancelled and extra time on his hands. Too bad Zero could not find the time to hold a press conference.


32 posted on 04/18/2010 6:17:54 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Cicero
.........even if he couldn’t attend his funeral in Poland....

...yeah he could have...the arrogant jerk just didn't want to go.....the President of the United States can go anywhere he wants, any time he wants..

...in this case...

Zer0 didn't want to be bothered by attending a white, honkey po-lock's funeral....

...there are more important things to do..like play a round of golf.

...what a jerk we have for a president.....

....may God forgive the people who voted for Zero and did this to us.....

33 posted on 04/18/2010 6:18:27 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Greysard

exactly. if he really cared he could have flown west and arrived from the other direction. Go over the Pacific to Asia and then to Poland from Japan or wherever. No need to encounter the cloud.


34 posted on 04/18/2010 6:18:34 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Mamzelle; Congressman Billybob

>> What about Asheville? <<

He’s going down to help with Heath Shuler’s re-election bid?


35 posted on 04/18/2010 6:18:54 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I have family over in Europe and they are saying that everyone says obama seems to not have a clue, that he is naive.

They told me that some media outlets over there are now saying that he is making the world a more dangerous place by ignoring the main threats unlike Bush

Course I don’t expect the obama cult to understand that


36 posted on 04/18/2010 6:20:25 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: onyx
This is another thread:

'Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course'

Sunday, April 18, 2010 8:04:28 PM · 5 of 29

The guy makes me want to throw up

37 posted on 04/18/2010 6:20:34 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: autumnraine

The Poles shouldn’t feel bad—Zero has no time for the dead coal miners’ families either.

Ironic how he loves to play a rich white man’s game, though.


38 posted on 04/18/2010 6:21:06 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Muslim Marxist pig.
He can’t even take the time to pay respects at the Polish Embassy.


39 posted on 04/18/2010 6:22:50 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: McGavin999

YEP...what YOU said! Hold a special memorial here.


40 posted on 04/18/2010 6:24:56 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: autumnraine

The Poles have suffered and died for their freedom. Obama has no respect for anyone who loves freedom. Now if another tyrant had died, Obie would be the first one at the funeral.


41 posted on 04/18/2010 6:26:03 PM PDT by fatnotlazy ("You ain't seen nothin' yet." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: onyx

This is not going to end well. Everyday is a new affront on America and on Americans. It’s a boiling pot and the commies keep turning up the fire.


42 posted on 04/18/2010 6:27:16 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Greysard

thats what i was thinking. if my cousin could hop a train to Madrid and fly home, why cant the CIC somehow get them to maneuver Air Force 1 around the ash cloud.


43 posted on 04/18/2010 6:27:39 PM PDT by bluedressman
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To: autumnraine; All
"Obama skips Polish funeral, heads to golf course"

Obama Throw Golf

44 posted on 04/18/2010 6:27:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Outlaw Woman

It’s not going to end well for him.


45 posted on 04/18/2010 6:29:25 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: autumnraine

Stupid title Washington Times.


46 posted on 04/18/2010 6:29:34 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: SkyDancer

Obama reminds me of Hitler. It took Hitler only 3 months to control the press. Obama hasn’t been able to control the press yet. I expect that, with today’s communication technology, Obama will never be able to control the press. The MSM looks soooooooo stupid kissing up to the Marxist muslim we have in the White House.


47 posted on 04/18/2010 6:29:48 PM PDT by abclily
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To: abclily

AT LEAST a symbolic diplomatic gesture at their embassy on the way to the golf course! What a shameless, self-centered loser-in-chief he is. Also, does this guy ever spend any time with his family...or his dog?


48 posted on 04/18/2010 6:33:18 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) ajmo0unts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: autumnraine
In theory, the President used to be the Senator representing the largest Polish community outside of Poland itself.

Not only should he, as President of the United States, have found the time to visit the Polish embassy and to attend a memorial Mass in some Polish-American community - he should, as a former Senator representing the millions-strong Polish community of Illinois, have reached out in a more special and personal way.

He seems to have lost any desire to project an image of a decent or even normal person.

It's obvious he doesn't care about this tragedy and that he doesn't care about the feelings of his former constituents.

What's amazing is that he doesn't even seem to care about how he himself is perceived.

This is not the behavior of a psychologically healthy individual.

49 posted on 04/18/2010 6:33:37 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Vision

There’s enough reason to dislike this president without this idiotic article and inflammatory headline. Sometimes people just need to give it a rest.


50 posted on 04/18/2010 6:34:02 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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