Skip to comments.Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines' July 4th Fireworks
Posted on 07/01/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT by george76
Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army's Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga.
The reason is money namely the lack of it.
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He has his priorities screwed up.
Sounds like there will be plenty of 0bama funded celebration in Cairo this week.
With what has happened to this Republic, how can anyone celebrate the Fourth of July, to celebrate is hypocrisy of the worst kind.
That’s just disgusting.
With Obummer it’s me, me, me; every time.
Barry wanted to go yuk it up about America with his people. He don’t shive a git about Independence Day.
“He has his priorities screwed up.”
All Democrats do.
Well... if Obama tries to use the military to defend his exposed coup d’etat, he might be in for a big surprise.
Don’t forget about the $8 billion for solar & wind energy development he promised them...
Obama is an a$$hole. He hates the Military and any thing that bespeaks of patriotism or American exceptionalism... to quote a famous a poster here on FR “FUBO”.
When the Rainbow Flags are ordered for the Military, there will be funding for THEM.
Fight to get rid of a King , only to Vote A King in
Cowpens Battlefield always puts on a great show.
That would buy an awful lot of Commiecare.
This jackass isn’t a king. He’s a kink in the advancement of this nation. He is a traitorous, treacherous nobody who’s hell bent on the destruction of America.
He is the personification of evil.
He has his priorities screwed up.
All Democrats do.
Yes-—and half the friggin Republicans.
Right now Rubio McCain and Graham and Hatch and many more want us to give the country to Hispanics , maybe they can rename us New Spain.
and billions to kenya and south africa for more coal burning power plants. while shutting down our coal plants.
the guy wants a revolution. he’s begging for it.
Probably will get flamed for this but I don’t see an issue with canceling the fireworks if it comes with/after other cuts. We are broke and if it is between this and military readiness, the fireworks go. All that being said, I think there are way more important cuts than these.
That is the understatement of the century!
Where is the GOP leaders right now?.
I think if Obama and family should have gone to Camp David for their vacation to save money.
Be sure and include the flipping idiots that voted for him & the liberals.
They are as much to blame as anyone.
The way I look at it, had Obama not gone on his $100 million junkett and hadn’t IRS sent out the $100mil in tax returns to illegals at the same addresses, the Fed government would have more than enough funding not to FURLOUGH their DoD personnel beginning next week.
It would also help if he didn’t promote homosexuality in the military, which has resulted in an avalanche of sexual assault investigations from gay rapists targeting the unsuspecting, who actually respect the law.
Agree. The purpose of them publicizing this is to lower morale and to be chicken crap about it. The sequester was for 80 million, not some big deal. obamaumau spent 100 mill on his afro vacay.
The Marines can supply considerable real fireworks if needed.
He knows exactly what's going on.....
Either he has designed it...or his staff have designed it.
But it's not a mistake.
One can celebrate Independence Day- and keep in mind that with the will of the People we can be independent of an executive who has abused his power. We have the power to do it- and need only do it. Requires spine in the Congress— and there is what we can also affect.
If it were up to 0bama he'd outlaw any public display of pride for the U.S.A. Wanna REALLY piss him off? Wave an American flag in front of him. July 4th is coming up! Better yet, the Gadsden flag and it's "DONT TREAD ON ME" is quite appropriate with the NSA, 0bamacare, etc., invasion of our privacy.
The most irrelevant president to ever hold office. Irrelevant, because he is systematically dismantling this country, its foreign policy, military, mores, et. al., and the rest of the world is paying the empty suit no respect!
Exactly!! Not a word from ANY of them. The first one to call them out gets my vote.
So this ghetto con artist screws the country and deprives the military. What else is new?
It’s not just obama, think about it, think about the bushes, carter, clinton, the Congress, the NSA, the DOD, and the list goes on and on and on, no, you do as you please, but I see no reason to celebrate the death of the Republic.
“The big issue is paying the overtime to personnel for security, transportation, logistics and safety”.
When did GIs start getting paid overtime?
When I was in the service, the NCO Club paid for the fireworks display.
Don’t blame it all on Barry. The House Republicans control the power of the purse. Boehner and McConnell signed up for the mess of a budget process we have today. All the House Republicans have to do is show a little backbone and use the power the Constitution gives them. They can pass a balanced budget that properly funds the government and defunds the czars, the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the DOE bureaucrats, and all of the other waste. They can send the budget to the Senate and go home. If Harry Reid and the Dems choose not to pass it, the government shuts down and it is their fault. After about 3 weeks of screaming at the Republicans their constituencies of low information voters will be demanding checks and the Dems will have no choice but to sign the House budget.
Instead, Boehner and McConnell talk while letting Harry Reid and Obama dictate the terms of their surrender. I’ve never understood why when the Republicans are constantly blamed for cutting off the poor, denying abortions to women, and keeping deserving students from getting hundred thousand dollar student loans they don’t just do it.
The answer. They support the welfare state.
Oh, I know— I do think about it. We must all stick together, and stand fast. Constitutional Party (not the Freedom Party, Sarah is coining, although that appeals more broadly). And beginning to form a group to repeal the 17th Amendment and return our Senators to being elected by our state legislatures.... not by foreign governments. They do not feel they owe their state anything.
I too think of all of our country men and women who died defending our Freedom and for others in the world in self-sacrifice. The sheer nobility of that drives me to remember and be resolute. I do think we will have to march on the Capital- and demand the removal of these tyrants. This great experiment needs our action to preserve it. I share your sadness, but I don’t think the Republic is dead yet— on life support.
Nowadays the security is contracted— can you believe it? Even the gate guards, not rotations of active servicepeople.
Navy uses Marines in super secure areas, with shoot to kill orders (for ex. in nuke storage or dockage with warships with nukes, like our subs).
You would think that Bragg, part of our SpecOps Command would have some tough bastards in security from our forces— nope- they hire rent a cops. Recall the Hasan shooting in Ft. Hood.. on base they don’t carry arms— crazy.
responding to my post?
During the sequestration, overtime if fairly well forbidden, except in dire emergencies, deadly force, and life threatening situations.
Concur on the fireworks being a non-appropriated funds issue.
At what point will Americans decide they have had enough of this $h*t?
So true......someone else gets it. Thanks.
Rush will come through!
No, He is a traitor. His priorities are not the same as ours.
No he don’t.
100 million dollar vacation=good.
I mean, do you think he really thinks the Marines rank above a vacation on our nickel?
This countries Priorities was screwed up when the goofballs elected this turd.
FUBO says it all.
I will celebrate when men start vetoing with .308’s. The Constitution is dead because no one rads it and it is not taught, the supreme court ignore it and the public schools despise it.
The police trample it and the media uses it for toilet paper. There is no justice in our courts, the politically correct would rather see a white girl raped than a black prosecuted.
The EPA would rather close a business than work with them, no one cares about anything but themselves and I am sick and tired of it, but live so far back in the rural country that I can all but ignore it.
Demographic reality seems elusive to the feral thugs and their moronic allies.
It's way past time to settle this bullshit.
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