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Obama to deliver miners' eulogy
Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 4/19/10 | Daniel Malloy

Posted on 04/19/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Sunday for the 29 miners who died in a coal mine explosion earlier this month.

The service, announced today by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, will be held in Beckley, W.Va., and will include prayers, musical performances, tributes to the miners, and remarks from Mr. Manchin and other dignitaries.

Vice President Joe Biden will join the president to participate in the service, according to a White House news release issued today.

The service will be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, at 200 Armory Drive in Beckley, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Seats are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: beckley; bho44; bhounions; bringteleprompter; coal; crappyactors; creep; deliver; disgusting; eulogy; fubo; liar; marxist; miners; obama; photoop; pos; umw; unions; user
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Interesting, I wonder if he will elaborate on how his clean renewable energy economy will alleviate the need for all these Coal miners to have to risk their lives digging coal and remind them that HCR will drive a need for more brain surgeons so all of the miners can get jobs doing that instead, right?
1 posted on 04/19/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey
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To: Typical_Whitey

My thoughts exactly.


2 posted on 04/19/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT by Ingtar (Obama's favorite carol: Hark The Herald Angels Sing About Me)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Perfect time for more shout outs and to plug cap and trade.

Guaranteed he’ll do it.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 7:45:32 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Wow. What a great guy.

Let’s try to forget the fact that rather than attend the funeral of a world leader of a nation that is one of our truest allies — OBAMMIE THE COMMIE DECIDED TO PLAY GOLF.

He will only do that which helps him politically or enables him to push his agenda — in this case, IMHO, he will exploit the deaths of these miners to push his agenda of putting the union in every company in America.

Which, by the way, is one of the first steps of Syndicalism, which is the economic/industrial model preferred and implemented by Mussolini.


4 posted on 04/19/2010 7:45:49 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Too bad that he will be using the deaths of 29 men for political grandstanding.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 7:45:50 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: Typical_Whitey
President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Sunday for the 29 miners who died in a coal mine explosion earlier this month...WOW - newfound sympathy for the miners - wonder where it was when he was bragging that he was going to "bankrupt the coal companies" just a year or so ago.......
6 posted on 04/19/2010 7:45:58 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Typical_Whitey

“It was supposed to be the coal industry that died, not these poor, bitter men whose only sin was clinging to their guns and religion.”


7 posted on 04/19/2010 7:46:27 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Is this a joke?


8 posted on 04/19/2010 7:47:51 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: Typical_Whitey

bet he volunteered himself


9 posted on 04/19/2010 7:47:53 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off..)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Wonder if he knew a couple of miners and who their names are...Pig..


10 posted on 04/19/2010 7:49:19 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: tutstar

better cover up the crosses & crucifixes


11 posted on 04/19/2010 7:49:40 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Right...Obama might say if he had his way, there would be no more senseless deaths in coal mines even if he has to bankrupt the coal industry to prevent them.
12 posted on 04/19/2010 7:51:29 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Typical_Whitey

What about that “separation of church and state” thing?


13 posted on 04/19/2010 7:51:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Typical_Whitey

The absolute worst possibility for a memorial service....having the great enemy of mankind come to speak. If I were a family member I would not go. I’m serious. I would not go. How could anybody sit there in grief and listen to that obnoxious zip wad?


14 posted on 04/19/2010 7:52:42 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Obama cares (about himself).
15 posted on 04/19/2010 7:53:20 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

West Virginia called. They want Fred Phelps to come back instead of Barack Obama.

}:-)4


16 posted on 04/19/2010 7:53:53 PM PDT by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

This a$$ has never done an honest day’s work in his life. This is a slap in the face of these hard working men and their families.


17 posted on 04/19/2010 7:54:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Bush’s fault, no doubt


18 posted on 04/19/2010 7:55:12 PM PDT by dila813
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To: passionfruit

Oh yeah, you just watch. He’s going to blame Bush for not enforcing the MINER Act and tougher penalties.

He “inherited” that mine, you know...


19 posted on 04/19/2010 7:55:32 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Typical_Whitey
Having the President come read canned words from a teleprompter, and call it a eulogy.

Nifty.

20 posted on 04/19/2010 7:57:03 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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WTF?


21 posted on 04/19/2010 7:57:20 PM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Typical_Whitey

But, in West Virginia, Zer0 will have no muslims to bow to!

This is going to be a difficult occasion for Zer0! Nobody in the WV crowd will give a pigs-sh!t for his spew, yet I hope he will get away from his policy of putting them all out of work.

How many times will he say “evil capitalism”; “evil Massey”; evil CO2; Hoohah government???


22 posted on 04/19/2010 7:57:34 PM PDT by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: Typical_Whitey

I wonder how many will come witness his eulogy for the mining industry?


23 posted on 04/19/2010 7:58:02 PM PDT by mo
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To: Typical_Whitey

Why the HELL would anyone in WV invite his sorry ass? I swear, if I had a family member who passed away, I either would NOT SHOW UP to the funeral, or if I chose to go, would turn my back on him while he spoke.


24 posted on 04/19/2010 7:58:36 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Typical_Whitey

he’s the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral


25 posted on 04/19/2010 7:59:51 PM PDT by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Haven’t these poor families been through enough?


26 posted on 04/19/2010 8:00:31 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Typical_Whitey

Pandering


27 posted on 04/19/2010 8:01:39 PM PDT by llevrok (TEA Awakens Americans)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Whatever the current record for using the words “I” and “me” in a eulogy is now there will be a new one when he’s done.


28 posted on 04/19/2010 8:01:54 PM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

If the miners wives or family members had any brains & integrity at all, they would publicly denounce 0bozo for using the deaths of 29 miners as a publicity stunt for the narcissistic bastard commie pig 0bozo!


29 posted on 04/19/2010 8:01:56 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: 1000 silverlings

I think that is the post of the decade. You have just summed up Dear Leader perfectly!


30 posted on 04/19/2010 8:02:13 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

You know I could not think of a single “nice” thing about 0bama delivering these minor’s eulogy. And I see so far not many other FReepers could either.

How poor a leader, that one would cringe, at the idea the leader would deliver a eulogy at a national tragedy? 0bama is such a leader. A man who had no manners, decorum, or class.


31 posted on 04/19/2010 8:03:26 PM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: Eagles6
This a$$ has never done an honest day’s work in his life. This is a slap in the face of these hard working men and their families.


"I think I'm getting the black lung, pop."

32 posted on 04/19/2010 8:03:33 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Typical_Whitey

gag, barf, hurl, vomit and puke my guts out.


33 posted on 04/19/2010 8:04:08 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Typical_Whitey

My assessment as well. Zero is going to be p!ssing on the graves of the miners in order to make political hay.


34 posted on 04/19/2010 8:04:09 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: Monterrosa-24

“So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

“Coal provides 49% of domestic electrical power, and any rise in the cost of producing that energy will raise its cost to consumers and reduce the amount produced.”

What if they gave a wake and nobody came?


35 posted on 04/19/2010 8:05:00 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: Typical_Whitey

I am sorry; but this is sick.


36 posted on 04/19/2010 8:09:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Let’s try to forget the fact that rather than attend the funeral of a world leader of a nation that is one of our truest allies — OBAMMIE THE COMMIE DECIDED TO PLAY GOLF.

And if anyone hopes Poles failed to notice this, they didn't (unless Warsaw Business Journal is a low impact publication; a plausible theory for many O's voters.)

One quote from this WBJ article:

The plumes of volcanic ash that ruined travel plans throughout Europe last week kept other world leaders away from the funeral, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy - though there was no word as to whether they too had taken to the links.

37 posted on 04/19/2010 8:09:44 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Typical_Whitey

I am interested to learn how this will be received. Obama has been very verbal, opinionated, and declaritory with regard to this sad trajedy and mining in general.


38 posted on 04/19/2010 8:10:01 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Typical_Whitey

This article is satire, right? Right?


39 posted on 04/19/2010 8:11:07 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

The democratic governor invited Obama not the people. Remember WV went for McCain:
http://www.270towin.com/ I doubt that he will find much support in Beckley.


40 posted on 04/19/2010 8:12:53 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Fred Hayek

If he sincerely shares in the grief and makes appropriate comments, maybe it won’t be a political statement.

But, everywhere he goes, he goes to make his statements.

We’ll see.


41 posted on 04/19/2010 8:13:37 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cardinal4

It is the theater of the absurd. A man who can’t be bothered to make an appearance at any sort of memorial for his grandmother after her death, decides he is the apt “performer”(we are in a theatrical production, afterall) to eulogize men who were hard-working, honorable miners so extraordinarily different from Obama. The canard may be a reaction to his flippant golf outing as soon as he was free from attending the funeral of the Polish president. He needs the gravitas of another funeral to make him appear somber and caring. There is nothing caring about Obama; he is all absurd theater and posing. His appearance to deliver a eulogy is crass and disgusting theatrics and dishonors the dead in the most disingenuous and calculating manner. Obama has no shame and no scruples.


42 posted on 04/19/2010 8:17:52 PM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: Typical_Whitey

That’s great. A con-man and a liar speaking at a funeral of hard-working honest men. Just great.


43 posted on 04/19/2010 8:19:29 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: 1000 silverlings

He loves the spotlight more than Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson.


44 posted on 04/19/2010 8:25:36 PM PDT by CobraJet
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To: Intolerant in NJ

I just can’t imagine what Obama could say after villanizing the mine owner, declaring coal bad for the planet, and then if he caps and trades the mine out of existence, the mining community becomes “bitter clingers”.

I admit my bias. I find him so false, insincere, and self-important I would probably give him the Dick Cheney look.

I hope it is a comfort for the families and friends. And again, condolences for those good people.


45 posted on 04/19/2010 8:26:28 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: madinmadtown

As he bids them fairwell under the watchcare of a Savior he doesn’t really believe in.


46 posted on 04/19/2010 8:26:59 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce strong with this one, it is...)
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To: Typical_Whitey

I’m thinking similar thoughts. Zer0 may be delivering an eulogy to the miners, but on his agenda is being able to say the eulogy to the US coal mining industry. This disaster is giving him the justification to regulate the mines until they just can’t operate. Just watch.


47 posted on 04/19/2010 8:27:25 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: passionfruit
Too bad that he will be using the deaths of 29 men for political grandstanding.

I wouldn't be surprised if Obama doesn't wind up doing this on the anniversary date of when Bill Clinton traveled to Oklahoma City and did the same thing at the memorial to those killed in the OKC bombings. That was the most shameful, despicable case of political grandstanding on the bodies of the dead and murdered I have ever seen, but I'm sure Obama will top it.

48 posted on 04/19/2010 8:27:49 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: Typical_Whitey

I don’t think those WV boys are going to like this.


49 posted on 04/19/2010 8:33:07 PM PDT by Irisshlass
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To: madinmadtown
His appearance to deliver a eulogy is crass and disgusting theatrics and dishonors the dead in the most disingenuous and calculating manner. Obama has no shame and no scruples.

So very well said.

50 posted on 04/19/2010 8:35:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (0 = one D Ten T : Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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