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8:30 eastern- LIVE THREAD- Obama at Normandy, 6 June 2009
FOX NEWS ^ | 6 June 2009

Posted on 06/06/2009 5:14:29 AM PDT by SE Mom

President Obama's public schedule for Saturday, June 6, 2009

ET/LT 0810 1410 The President & First Lady arrive American Cemetery

0820 1420 The President & First Lady tour the Visitors Center

0855 1455 President & three other leaders stand at overlook with two veterans

0910 1530 President Obama, Sarkozy, Brown & Harper participate in 65th Anniversary of DDay

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anniversary; auntesther; bho44; bhodod; bhovisit; dday; itsallaboutme; normandy
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To: SE Mom

Liberated Europe!

( Hey, what about the costly ‘nation building’ afterwards, you ff....g Ingrates!)


51 posted on 06/06/2009 6:19:21 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Bahbah

BINGO- I was just thinking that same thing.

It’s unthinkable that she was not invited.


52 posted on 06/06/2009 6:19:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Mean Maryjean

Oh my goodness...A PRAYER!


53 posted on 06/06/2009 6:20:07 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: clintonh8r
Ugh...Max Cleland is there. Why?

Political prop ?

54 posted on 06/06/2009 6:20:09 AM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Mean Maryjean

Yes- Prince Charles came- as his mother wasn’t invited.


55 posted on 06/06/2009 6:20:33 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

HOW COME WE DON’T HAVE A MUSLIM PARYER?


56 posted on 06/06/2009 6:21:24 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Not only a prayer, but a heartfelt one at that.


57 posted on 06/06/2009 6:21:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Oh my, a Christian prayer.


58 posted on 06/06/2009 6:22:21 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: SE Mom

sounded pretty christian to me.


59 posted on 06/06/2009 6:22:25 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

WOW! The Chaplain’s Prayer ended “in Jesus’ name!” Just WOW!


60 posted on 06/06/2009 6:22:32 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: SE Mom

Nicolas Sarkozy....I’d do him.

;)


61 posted on 06/06/2009 6:22:50 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

PBO will get that in through his quotes from the Koran.


62 posted on 06/06/2009 6:23:42 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Guenevere; Bahbah
What a disgrace to have this appeaser, who loathes the military, representing our brave veterans.

I'll watch the thread comments. "Less than Zero" embarrasses the sh*t out of me.

63 posted on 06/06/2009 6:23:43 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Mean Maryjean

Wait just one minute! Europe is a Muslim country.

Uh, no We are a Muslim country, forgot for a minute.


64 posted on 06/06/2009 6:23:44 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: SE Mom

Sarkozy isn’t using the teleprompter. He’s reading from a notebook.


65 posted on 06/06/2009 6:23:52 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Fishtalk
You'd have to fight Carla..:)

sw

66 posted on 06/06/2009 6:24:00 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (No more Czars!)
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To: Fishtalk

;)

Actually- his speech is very good. Complete gratitude and awe for the allies who came to rescue his country.


67 posted on 06/06/2009 6:25:00 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Fishtalk

Je jure fidelte au drapeau des Etas Unis
Et pour la republique que ce drapeau represent
Une seul nation, indivisable, sous le regard de la Deux
Avec de la liberta and de la justice pour tous

What is the above?


68 posted on 06/06/2009 6:25:01 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: paulycy

The teleprompter’s there . . . for BO.


69 posted on 06/06/2009 6:25:08 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Stand Proud...TOTUS!!!!

You are representing us!
Can’t wait to hear TOTUS on his blog!


70 posted on 06/06/2009 6:26:28 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: SE Mom

Brother in law at Battle of the Bulge. Never said a word until my own son joined the Army in the infantry. Then he became undone and beyond fearful for his young nephew.

Don’t think he drew a comfortable breath until my son completed his military duties.

He would speak only to my son about his war.

Upon his death we learned he had received bronze star, and two purple hearts. We never knew.

Heroes all. Brothers all.


71 posted on 06/06/2009 6:26:55 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Mean Maryjean
Yes, Prince Charles is there, but Queen Elizabeth, who served during WWII and is the only surviving leader to have lived then, wasn't invited. They try to claim they don't know how the mix-up happened. Read that she is furious about the snub too.
72 posted on 06/06/2009 6:27:20 AM PDT by Humal
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To: SE Mom

The big question, heh, is would Sarkozy do ME?

Heh.


73 posted on 06/06/2009 6:27:27 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

A prayer by a WHITE Chaplain.

Uh oh.


74 posted on 06/06/2009 6:28:38 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Humal

Just disgusting...but who is surprised with a generation that has no concept of history or morality?

Sarkozy gets it..he must be having a rough time having to deal with the Bamster.


75 posted on 06/06/2009 6:29:17 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Nice speech by Sarkozy . . . good and moving history.


76 posted on 06/06/2009 6:30:04 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Fishtalk
What is the above?

Je ne sais pas.

77 posted on 06/06/2009 6:30:04 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Fishtalk

The big question is could we exchange the 747 for a flight back for him on Airbus?


78 posted on 06/06/2009 6:30:13 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Bahbah

That was the last picture taken of many of those men.

The true price of freedom.

I talked with an 89 year man, who was there on June 6.

He was in his landing craft approaching the beach.What he saw sickened him.

Some of the landing craft pilots let the men off too soon, and the men, fully loaded with gear, jumped off into the water and sank to the bottom and drowned.

He went to the back of the landing craft, pointed his weapon at the Navy pilot and said “You WILL not stop this craft until you hear the sand hit the bottom, and then you WILL turn the craft sideways so when the door opens, the machine guns won’t have a direct shot into the boat.Or I will shoot you.”

He also told the pilot that he had been a merchant mariner before the war, and he could operate the craft if he had to, if he needed to take control of the craft.

This man was a short Chinese immigrant. He fought from D-Day through to Germany, being severely wounded in early 1945.

He was a scout for his division, because he was small and fearless. And partly, because of the prejudices of those days, some fellow soldiers didn’t care if the Chink didn’t come back.He knew that.

His exploits came to the attention of General Patton, who used to look him up when he came to the front to ask him of his assessment and what he saw on his scouting missions.

He also mentioned how he told his men to remove the tracer rounds from their ammo, which was not legal, he said. But the problem was, the tracers, every fifth shot or so, gave away their position, and drew enemy fire. Illegal or not, he said many men were saved by that simple order. He said simply, “What were they going to do? Fire me?”

There’s much more to his life story.

A simple man, tough and wiry to this day, who can make the best eggrolls I ever tasted.

You can never judge a book by its cover.

If you see an old man wearing a WW2 veteran cap, thank them for their service. You won’t have the opportunity much longer.


79 posted on 06/06/2009 6:30:50 AM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
“Sarkozy gets it..he must be having a rough time having to deal with the Bamster.”

Obama turned down a dinner invitation from Sarkozy. I'm sure that adds to the strain.

80 posted on 06/06/2009 6:31:01 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Right_in_Virginia

He just thanked us.

Bamster is probably thinking, “ Just a bunch of white guys...”.


81 posted on 06/06/2009 6:31:05 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Humal

Could it be that BHO let it be known he didn’t want to share the stage with a WOMAN and, therefore, someone in his administration behind the scenes had a hand in this supposed “mix-up”? Hmmmm? Am I reading way too much into this?


82 posted on 06/06/2009 6:31:08 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Right_in_Virginia

It somehow seems tacky. Not the same as a speech from the heart.


83 posted on 06/06/2009 6:32:04 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Carley; Pharmboy

And now- it’s up to US, all of us who had family in WW II to write down those stories and to teach our children and grandchildren who these mighyt men were, what they fought against, and why we cherish them.

Oh WOW...Sarkozy is really giving a great speech.


84 posted on 06/06/2009 6:32:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Bambi’s getting a much needed history lesson from Sarkozy.


85 posted on 06/06/2009 6:32:38 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Humal

this is UNREAL!

Sarkozy does a better job of lauding our country than our OWN president!!


86 posted on 06/06/2009 6:32:57 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: SE Mom

Obama just got smacked by a brilliant pro-American speech by Sarkozy. And it ain’t even over yet.


87 posted on 06/06/2009 6:33:48 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: jennyjenny
"She walks like a man who put on ladies shoes for the first time."

Her husband has more feminine grace.

88 posted on 06/06/2009 6:33:56 AM PDT by LucyJo ("...guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism...". George Washington)
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To: Mean Maryjean

“Am I reading way too much into this?”

No, because I was thinking the same thing.


89 posted on 06/06/2009 6:34:20 AM PDT by Humal
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To: paulycy

Sarkozy now reminding democracies not to give up to terrorism. Nice smack.


90 posted on 06/06/2009 6:35:14 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: paulycy

Sarkozy actually said the word TERRORISM!

You should have gone to dinner with Sarkozy Bamster!
PAYBACKS ARE HELL.


91 posted on 06/06/2009 6:35:25 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: All
The French leader is making a very credible and heartfelt speech.

In 25 minutes Sarky is lauding and honoring the U.S. more than Obama has since he assumed the presidency.

Leni

92 posted on 06/06/2009 6:35:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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To: exit82
If you see an old man wearing a WW2 veteran cap, thank them for their service.

I always do.

93 posted on 06/06/2009 6:35:59 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Fishtalk

Pledge of Allegiance


94 posted on 06/06/2009 6:36:57 AM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: MinuteGal

THOUGHT THE SAME THING..SEE MY POST EARLIER.

How pathetic that a frenchman feels better about our country than our president.


95 posted on 06/06/2009 6:37:06 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: MinuteGal

96 posted on 06/06/2009 6:37:32 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: Bahbah

Standing and CHEERING for Sarkozy. He loves America more than our own president.


97 posted on 06/06/2009 6:38:03 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I am thankful for that, at least.


98 posted on 06/06/2009 6:38:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MinuteGal
In 25 minutes Sarky is lauding and honoring the U.S. more than Obama has since he assumed the presidency.

Not hard to believe, since Sarky loves and respects American more than our Muzzie in Chief

99 posted on 06/06/2009 6:39:23 AM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Bushbacker1
Thank you for that touching graphic.

Leni

100 posted on 06/06/2009 6:40:36 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Don't Blame Me..............I Voted for the American.)
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