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Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines' July 4th Fireworks
AP ^ | July 01, 2013

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: District of Columbia; US: Georgia; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: africa; army; camplejeune; fortbragg; independenceday; july4th; marinecorps; marines; obamaafricatrip; sequesterpunishes; usmc

1 posted on 07/01/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

He has his priorities screwed up.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 5:59:31 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: george76

Sounds like there will be plenty of 0bama funded celebration in Cairo this week.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 5:59:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

With what has happened to this Republic, how can anyone celebrate the Fourth of July, to celebrate is hypocrisy of the worst kind.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 6:01:22 PM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: george76

That’s just disgusting.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 6:01:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: george76

With Obummer it’s me, me, me; every time.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 6:01:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: george76




7 posted on 07/01/2013 6:03:00 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: george76

Barry wanted to go yuk it up about America with his people. He don’t shive a git about Independence Day.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 6:03:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: OrioleFan

“He has his priorities screwed up.”

All Democrats do.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 6:04:59 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: george76

Well... if Obama tries to use the military to defend his exposed coup d’etat, he might be in for a big surprise.


10 posted on 07/01/2013 6:10:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: george76

Don’t forget about the $8 billion for solar & wind energy development he promised them...


11 posted on 07/01/2013 6:11:20 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: george76

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”.


12 posted on 07/01/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: george76

When the Rainbow Flags are ordered for the Military, there will be funding for THEM.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 6:12:47 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: george76

Fight to get rid of a King , only to Vote A King in


14 posted on 07/01/2013 6:13:35 PM PDT by molson209
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To: george76

Related...http://www.wspa.com/story/22736541/no-fireworks-at-cowpens-battlefield-due-to-sequester-cuts

Cowpens Battlefield always puts on a great show.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 6:15:10 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: george76
Obama Spends $100M

That would buy an awful lot of Commiecare™.

16 posted on 07/01/2013 6:16:13 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: molson209

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.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 6:17:41 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: lowbridge

“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.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 6:19:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76

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.


19 posted on 07/01/2013 6:19:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: george76

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.


20 posted on 07/01/2013 6:20:01 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: OrioleFan
He has his priorities screwed up.

That is the understatement of the century!

21 posted on 07/01/2013 6:20:42 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: george76

Where is the GOP leaders right now?.

Where ?...


22 posted on 07/01/2013 6:26:12 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: gunnut

I think if Obama and family should have gone to Camp David for their vacation to save money.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 6:27:06 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: george76
Obama isn't the only one responsible for this lunacy.

Be sure and include the flipping idiots that voted for him & the liberals.

They are as much to blame as anyone.

24 posted on 07/01/2013 6:29:39 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (I'll listen if you know how to change the tide.)
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To: gunnut

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.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 6:33:22 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: gunnut

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.


26 posted on 07/01/2013 6:33:32 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: OrioleFan
No he doesn't.

He knows exactly what's going on.....

Either he has designed it...or his staff have designed it.

But it's not a mistake.

27 posted on 07/01/2013 6:35:33 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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To: SilverMine

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.


28 posted on 07/01/2013 6:37:53 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: OrioleFan
His priority is silencing 'patriotic nationalism' for America and any event that evokes it, including public tours of the White House AND DISPLAYS OF PATRIOTISM BY OUR TROOPS. What's NASA doing lately besides Muslim outreach? Sending a little rocket to the sun? How exciting! /s It's pretty obvious what 0bama is doing with regards to displays of pride for America.. He's trying to kill it.

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.

29 posted on 07/01/2013 6:39:16 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: OrioleFan

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!


30 posted on 07/01/2013 6:43:23 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ncalburt

Exactly!! Not a word from ANY of them. The first one to call them out gets my vote.


31 posted on 07/01/2013 6:44:00 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: george76

So this ghetto con artist screws the country and deprives the military. What else is new?


32 posted on 07/01/2013 6:52:45 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: george76
And don't forget furloughs a Dept of Defense workforce that is composed of 45% military veterans. Sequestration, Obama, Boehner, and Hagel can rejoice that military veterans (whom the DC crowd pays lip service towards helping) are taking the harshest blow of these cuts - a 20% pay cut while Obama takes $100 Million African safaris and gives away $7 Billion to dictators, and Hagel announces “same sex” benefits to homosexual perverts sexual bedroom playthings. Even disabled veterans with Purple Hearts are being furloughed by DoD, yet no one cares or gives a damn. Even the doctors and nurses at Walter Reed are being furloughed. Shame on these people!
33 posted on 07/01/2013 6:55:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: John S Mosby

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.


34 posted on 07/01/2013 6:59:50 PM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: Cvengr

“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.


35 posted on 07/01/2013 7:00:49 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


36 posted on 07/01/2013 7:06:37 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: SilverMine

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.


37 posted on 07/01/2013 7:31:05 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: george76
For the first time in my life I am embarrassed for my country.
38 posted on 07/01/2013 7:31:26 PM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: Ed Condon

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.


39 posted on 07/01/2013 7:35:01 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Ed Condon

????
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.


40 posted on 07/01/2013 7:40:45 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: george76

At what point will Americans decide they have had enough of this $h*t?


41 posted on 07/01/2013 7:42:55 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: Soul of the South

So true......someone else gets it. Thanks.


42 posted on 07/01/2013 7:46:36 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: george76

Rush will come through!


43 posted on 07/01/2013 9:20:46 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: OrioleFan

No, He is a traitor. His priorities are not the same as ours.


44 posted on 07/01/2013 9:21:31 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: OrioleFan

No he don’t.
USMC=BAD
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.


45 posted on 07/02/2013 3:23:00 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: george76
I'm seriously considering having T-shirts made that say, ‘Obama went to Afirca and all I got was a lousy bill for $100 million’. Maybe if enough people wear them, more people will wake up to what o’bastid is doing.
46 posted on 07/02/2013 3:32:41 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.


47 posted on 07/02/2013 3:58:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: george76

FUBO says it all.


48 posted on 07/02/2013 4:01:15 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: John S Mosby

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.


49 posted on 07/02/2013 6:48:56 AM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: george76
This is more 'in your face' stuff from the usurper maggØt .. sticking her sissy ass in the air every night, wishing and wishing to her goathumper idol .. that someone/somewhere will snap and kick it all off.

Demographic reality seems elusive to the feral thugs and their moronic allies.

It's way past time to settle this bullshit.

/.02

50 posted on 07/02/2013 4:11:26 PM PDT by tomkat
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