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Bam AWOL on Vets Day
New York Post ^

Posted on 11/11/2010 6:00:58 AM PST by macquire

Not that Obama doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.

He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans "who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country."

"This great country," of course, being Indonesia.

"When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence," Obama told the audience.

And the White House wonders why so many people think there is something foreign about this guy.

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In the same speech, Obama gave voice to a harsh criticism he has heard about freely elected governments.

"Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress," he said.

The shocking statement raises the question: Where has Obama heard this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics?

1 posted on 11/11/2010 6:01:01 AM PST by macquire
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To: macquire

Of course. He’s in another country visiting his Muslim brothers. Probably won’t lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington. Which is best — he’s as out of place there as a turd in a punchbowl.


2 posted on 11/11/2010 6:07:03 AM PST by Jerrybob
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To: macquire

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2625420/posts

South Korea praising the troops - just not in Arlington - again!


3 posted on 11/11/2010 6:08:37 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: macquire
Are we supposed to care where our pResident is? Today is a day for those that served the country not those that want to destroy it.
4 posted on 11/11/2010 6:10:37 AM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: macquire
Who can be disappointed by Obama?

Excellent analysis of Obama's genuine socialist purpose; read "Radical in Chief", Stanley Kurtz. Obama's deliberate madness and evil transformation of America proceeding according to his plan.

5 posted on 11/11/2010 6:10:59 AM PST by Broker (No RETREAT)
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To: macquire

Obama is every bit as American as nasi uduk.


6 posted on 11/11/2010 6:11:03 AM PST by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: macquire

No. I don’t “know where” the usurper is. I do know where my Father, who fought in WWll, Korea and Vietnam is and he’s resting in peace. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the kenyan for NOT going to Arlington Nat’l.


7 posted on 11/11/2010 6:12:04 AM PST by albie
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To: macquire

Sounds as though our phony president has been confabbing with the Chi-Coms about the glories of a “planned economy.” What a disgrace he has been on this trip!


8 posted on 11/11/2010 6:13:17 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Jerrybob

Thank God almighty Barry is NOT spoiling Arlington with his shadow!


9 posted on 11/11/2010 6:14:32 AM PST by Broker (No RETREAT)
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To: macquire

I don’t know where the resident is, but I just put my flag out! It’s a good day to thank a soldier, Marine, sailor, or pilot for their service. The one I want to thank the most is no longer with us, having passed on after living a long life.

Sgt Ray T., thank you!!


10 posted on 11/11/2010 6:14:59 AM PST by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: albie

Like you, I thank the President for not contaminating Arlington with his presence.


11 posted on 11/11/2010 6:15:11 AM PST by Venturer
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To: macquire
When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence

Most American presidents and politicians (who can) point with pride at their father/grandfather/relatives who served America in the past. And, then we have Obama, this man of questionable heritage and country. A man who honors his step-father for serving Indonesia - the country Barack is most fond of, and...as it is believed, where he is still a citizen since he has never disavowed his Indonesian citizenship.

It is no wonder he places no importance or significance on American holidays and memorials. It would be interesting to find out if, before being elected, he ever celebrated any American commemoration at all. We all know it took him a while to learn to place his hand over his heart when the American National Anthem was being played. I am sure doing that was totally new to him.

12 posted on 11/11/2010 6:17:43 AM PST by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: CitizenM
Oh...I forgot to add:

Barack Obama makes me sick!!!!!!!!!

13 posted on 11/11/2010 6:18:49 AM PST by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: macquire

Did he go last year?


14 posted on 11/11/2010 6:21:08 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Broker

Unfortunatly his personal idiot Joe Biden is going in his place. It would be best if both were not there and the service left to American patriots.


15 posted on 11/11/2010 6:24:00 AM PST by rightly_dividing (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: macquire
My President is George Bush. obama is not my President and will never be. While he currently occupies the White House, obama will never be President. Why? Because to be President, one has to at least like the united States. But never the less, obama was put in Office by a majority of voters. Especially the young,White, syphilis faced pukes that voted for him. When they grow older and have no jobs and no prospect for a job because the policies of their messiah have destroyed the industries, when they decide they want to buy or build a house to live in and find that they are unable to,and last but not lease, when they reach retirement age and learn that they can't. Why? because of the policies and thievery of their savior have looted the treasury and there is no money. Then they will really appreciate him and their actions back on November 4, 2008 will be so much funnier than it was on that night to them.
16 posted on 11/11/2010 6:26:13 AM PST by sport
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To: macquire

Impeach and remove the commie, muslim bastid !!


17 posted on 11/11/2010 6:28:49 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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At least Google remembered.


18 posted on 11/11/2010 6:30:23 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: macquire

Count, cadence, count
On me.
Let’s roll!
My back
Your six
Let’s celebrate Veteran’s Day TODAY!

Veterans’ Day’s not just a ‘day’
To show up, respects to pay.
Men who died hand down to us
Traditions in which we trust.

November
11th
in France
We win!
1919. We win! We win!

Russians fled — 1916
Winter’s ice: revolution’s dream.
Losing 2 ½ million men.
Brest Litovsk Treaty: their end.

Treaty of Versailles: one nine (19)
“War to end all wars,” The End.
Mustard gas and trench warfare:
60 million lives “over there”.

“Armistice Day’s” “solemn pride
…heroism of those who died.”
So did Woodrow Wilson say
11/11. Parades. Hooray!

Congress in 19 two one
‘stablished Unknown Soldier’s Tomb
In two two (’22) came th’holiday
Veterans’ service marked today.

Duty.
Honor.
Country.
We’re still ‘merica’s best and brightest!


19 posted on 11/11/2010 6:45:41 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: macquire

I beleieve the puppet master George Soros often uses this line in his many speeches to the un-educated.


20 posted on 11/11/2010 6:50:00 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: macquire; PadreL; Morpheus2009; saveliberty; fabrizio; Civitas2010; Radagast the Fool; ...
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21 posted on 11/11/2010 6:51:14 AM PST by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: macquire
"Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress," he said. The shocking statement raises the question: Where has Obama heard this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics?

He heard it from the dark side--from fascist and communist ideologies. But there is nothing fatuous about the claim. The constitution was written to prevent what became Jefferson's faction from inflating the currency, using judges to void contracts and the legislatures of the states from ripping people off by taking away property rights. It was also written to put as many limits on democracy as possible. Those limits obviously were not enough.

22 posted on 11/11/2010 6:57:08 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: macquire
Prolly just out showing his respect in the only way he knows...


23 posted on 11/11/2010 7:03:27 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: macquire

“Where has Obama heard this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics?”

George Soros


24 posted on 11/11/2010 7:08:01 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: SparkyBass

Chuckle. Thanks!


25 posted on 11/11/2010 7:11:19 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: quantim

The pic at post 23 has you written all over it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2625418/posts?page=23#23

I think that Bahbah is smiling at it, anyway....


26 posted on 11/11/2010 7:18:04 AM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: macquire

Well, Zero is a coward who couldn’t have made it through basic training.


27 posted on 11/11/2010 8:16:25 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: MaggieCarta; SparkyBass

Kudos to the author on that one, it’s very good and dripping with sarcasm.


28 posted on 11/11/2010 11:57:25 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: macquire

Maybe we should be more honored that he is NOT among us.


29 posted on 11/11/2010 11:59:09 AM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: quantim

I can only wish for such PhotoShop skills...


30 posted on 11/11/2010 1:11:06 PM PST by MaggieCarta (What are we here for but to provide sport for our neighbors, and to laugh at them in our turn?Austen)
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To: macquire

The Indonesian fraud makes me sick.


31 posted on 11/11/2010 2:12:45 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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