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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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To: Typical_Whitey
Will he say that he plans to bankrupt the coal industry and that our energy costs will rise?
51 posted on 04/19/2010 8:44:54 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Typical_Whitey

Does Obama even know there was a tragic mine accident??? Nice of him to acknowledge it.


52 posted on 04/19/2010 8:45:43 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: madinmadtown

Well said indeed—


53 posted on 04/19/2010 8:46:21 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: Typical_Whitey

Photo Op?


54 posted on 04/19/2010 8:56:32 PM PDT by Doctor Don
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To: Typical_Whitey

Shame, shame, shame on him. Most of the union members there will probably be thrilled though.


55 posted on 04/19/2010 9:00:08 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Typical_Whitey
read the book!

Obama’s ZOMBIES!....

he ate C-span up today!...........Shuuuuuuuush!

56 posted on 04/19/2010 9:11:02 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: madinmadtown; Armaggedon; sheik yerbouty
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.

Outstanding post. The blasphemer wastes no time profaning the deceased and mocking grieving families. For the Poles it was his trip to the golf course. For the miners, it will be an in-your-face "eulogy", Obamaspeak for "malediction".

57 posted on 04/19/2010 9:34:50 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

While he’s there, maybe they can take him in another part of the mine where smoking is permitted (Hehehe). That Bucking Fastard... I would be miffed beyond all reason that I busted my azz in a mine my entire life and Obama does my eulogy? No thanks.


58 posted on 04/19/2010 10:00:43 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Hopefully, Bomb-Bomb and Plugs will be giving the eulogy near an open mine shaft...would love to seem them both “get the shaft.”
59 posted on 04/19/2010 10:11:22 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Typical_Whitey

Will he do a better job than he did at Fort Hood?


60 posted on 04/19/2010 10:36:26 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All
"What about that “separation of church and state” thing?"

Rev.Al Damn American Industry

61 posted on 04/19/2010 10:39:19 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: skr

I don;t think this was a union mine.... This is his segway into Card Check... He will use the deaths of the miners to promote his left wing agenda...Classless indeed.


62 posted on 04/19/2010 10:43:44 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obamacare = Enslavement)
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To: cardinal4
Is this a joke?

Unfortunately, it is not; and I live in this area. If it were not for commitments, I would leave the state for a nice weekend vacation.

At this time, I would respectfully ask all of my fellow freepers to say a prayer for the families of the miners. And I have complete faith that you will. God Bless and Thank You.

The Story from a local news channel's website.

http://www.wvva.com/global/story.asp?s=12337883

63 posted on 04/19/2010 11:56:14 PM PDT by DUH
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To: Typical_Whitey

My memory says that West Virginia was one of the states that Obama LOST.

I’m betting that a large majority of these deceased miners did NOT vote for Obama, and that they would NOT be honored by his speaking at their memorial.


64 posted on 04/20/2010 3:10:21 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Obama may not have won WV in 2008, but the state has a very nasty and disgusting habit of electing Democrats at all levels. The same Dems that keep the state poor and dependent. Go figure....
65 posted on 04/20/2010 3:18:02 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama is Osama bin Laden's relief pitcher.)
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To: Typical_Whitey
The service will be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center

Since it isn't being held in a church, Obama will attend.

66 posted on 04/20/2010 3:29:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Obama trying to copy Reagan.

Mourner in chief.

never let a crisis go to waste.


67 posted on 04/20/2010 3:48:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Obama should have gone to Poland.


68 posted on 04/20/2010 3:50:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Typical_Whitey
.....got to get out of the White House and take a spin in AF1....pack up Telly the prompter we'z hittin the road , maybe a side trip to Ohio for some cash
69 posted on 04/20/2010 4:00:07 AM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Domandred

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

Guaranteed he’ll do it.”

Beat me to it. This boy wanna be king makes me sick. How dare he.


70 posted on 04/20/2010 5:51:35 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Eagles6

I couldn’t agree with you more. The pundits are always talking about his lack of executive experience, but the guy has no blue collar experience either. He has never worked in a mine or a factory, driven a truck, done any sort of construction, or gotten his hands dirty in any way...except scooping ice cream. Yet he wants the world to believe that he has “solidarity” with the working man.


71 posted on 04/20/2010 5:53:27 AM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: Typical_Whitey

Creepy given that Obama is trying to kill the coal industry.


72 posted on 04/20/2010 5:55:39 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

He places all his political hope in a growing leftist majority among brainwashed college students.


73 posted on 04/20/2010 6:18:57 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Typical_Whitey

It would be awesome if everyone in the crowd just walked away when he started giving his “eulogy”. That would be awesome. Too bad it will never happen.


74 posted on 04/20/2010 6:20:46 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: hometoroost

Barack Obama’s speech: “I know how much you have suffered. I too have experienced the death of family and friends. I too have suffered the suffering in this world so my suffering so far is worse than if I suffered in my job if it were my days as a miner. I remember the days of me visiting the Virginia coal mines thinking how much pain this job gave me and the oppressive stench of sulfur in my nose...”


75 posted on 04/20/2010 6:25:48 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Go and then walk out with the great narcissist starts his great oration.


76 posted on 04/20/2010 6:26:22 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Soothesayer

Here’s a thought. He could steal the speech from Biden that Biden stole from Neil Kinnock. “I am a hard coal miner.”


77 posted on 04/20/2010 7:00:29 AM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Other than the Challenger eulogy, what other private funerals did Reagan address?


78 posted on 04/20/2010 7:04:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Soothesayer
I have a child in college who sees right through Hussein's BS.

At least that is one point of light!

79 posted on 04/20/2010 7:25:46 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: xzins
“I’m betting that a large majority of these deceased miners did NOT vote for Obama, and that they would NOT be honored by his speaking at their memorial.”

Let's see. A person that has not been to church since elected and who is trying to shut down the coal industry is coming to talk about people he never cared to meet or get to know.

Boycott the event.

80 posted on 04/20/2010 7:29:22 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Typical_Whitey
I can't believe the families couldn't stop this if they wanted to. Obama is already made the mine owners the bad guys and the money will flow. My husband has mined for thirty some years and after a death there's always the issue of money....just sayin’.
81 posted on 04/20/2010 7:35:55 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Typical_Whitey

What’s the over/under on references to himself? All words (I, Me, My, etc.)


82 posted on 04/20/2010 7:38:49 AM PDT by yooling ( FUBO)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Yes, perhaps he could elucidate how his pals who own Indonesian coal mines could help put US miners out of work as the “import” so called clean coal. The same people who were friends with Billy and Hilly. Mining is dangerous. Nuclear is better, Obama.... where is our nuclear industry?
Aircraft carriers don’t need to be refueled for 20 years... but that doesn’t line democratic asshole politician’s pockets as well as vote buying in WV. I wonder if Jay Rockefeller plans on being there... since he owns 90% of all coal rights UNDER the land in WV and it was his coal they were digging. Assholes, all of them, and with no dignity or respect for the miners, period. This state DID NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA.


83 posted on 04/20/2010 8:31:38 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Typical_Whitey

He’s having trouble finding the bloody shirts that he needs to push his agenda.


84 posted on 04/20/2010 8:37:37 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: Typical_Whitey

So he can fly off the Check-Republic, to sign a dirty rotten backstabbing document with Russia, but not to Poland?

WTH? Is Poland to become persona non grata?

But, the pres-ent will deliver a eulogy to some miners?

Get real.


85 posted on 04/20/2010 9:00:11 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: madinmadtown

Exactly.


86 posted on 04/20/2010 9:11:08 AM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Maybe someone needs to play this on a loud speaker over and over while he is there:

SHOCK Audio Unearthed OBAMA TELLS SAN FRANCISCO HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdi4onAQBWQ


87 posted on 04/20/2010 10:26:20 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: Typical_Whitey

................Denigrate the Miners.......Who’s Next?......


88 posted on 04/20/2010 12:24:18 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Maybe he will announce the closing of all coal mines by the energy dept, so events like this never happen again...


89 posted on 04/20/2010 1:27:18 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

I so wish he was going to be anywhere but at a funeral memorial. I would be there to make some noise. However, this is not the place for protest. Unfortunately.


90 posted on 04/20/2010 4:56:10 PM PDT by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Any teleprompters?


91 posted on 04/20/2010 6:13:48 PM PDT by b4its2late (Bawney Fwank's mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.)
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To: Irisshlass
This WV boy does not like it. I appreciate a Presidents concern and even a visit to our Great State, but not this President. Everything this man stands for is 100% against what most hard working West Virginian’s stand for. This visit will be 100% for his political agenda on cap & trade (cap & tax). I can already hear his forked tongue in future speeches after this memorial.
92 posted on 04/21/2010 5:48:30 AM PDT by WV Simple Man
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To: Ezekiel

For Grandma, it was probably a pillow on her face.


93 posted on 04/21/2010 10:15:29 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: jonrick46

Two basic observations. Odd that both Joe Biden and the President were in the same building at the same time. They apparently have zero fear of an attack by Bin Laden on them.

Second...once the safety report comes back and the violations are obvious...with dozens of other companies committing the same violations...the President will come to the conclusion that only the federal government can run the mine safety program....which naturally would require a coal tax. It’s a virtual guaranteed thing that we face a coal tax by December, and a government safety program comes out of nowhere.

Oh, and ask yourself...over fifty years...how many Presidents have ever shown up at a miner’s funeral memorial service?


94 posted on 04/25/2010 7:36:08 PM PDT by pepsionice
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