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A hoops game on USS Carl Vinson
Politico44 ^ | 10/13/11 | MJ LEE

Posted on 10/13/2011 1:54:25 PM PDT by ColdOne

President Obama will attend the Carrier Classic basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson.

White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer announced the news on Twitter Thursday afternoon.

The USS Carl Vinson, as the Associated Press notes, is the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea after the Al Qaeda leader was killed in a Navy SEALs raid.

"We're honored that President Obama plans to attend the game on the Carl Vinson," said Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan, the Navy's chief spokesman, according to the wire. "The ship is a representative of more than 100 Navy ships that are deployed right now. We see this as a celebration of service for all veterans, and we also see this as a great opportunity to showcase what our Navy does on a daily basis."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: navair

1 posted on 10/13/2011 1:54:26 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“Man Overboard .... throw him the anchor!!!”


2 posted on 10/13/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

That ain’t nothing! Playing Football on the Nimitz flight deck. Now that was fun! Good times....


3 posted on 10/13/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: ColdOne
I didn't know AF One had a tail hook.

(How are they going to get his magic bus on board?)

4 posted on 10/13/2011 2:05:22 PM PDT by norton
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To: ColdOne
President Obama will attend the Carrier Classic basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State

Still focused like a laser on job creation, I see.

5 posted on 10/13/2011 2:06:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: norton
"(How are they going to get his magic bus on board?)"

I don't think Michelle will be attending.

6 posted on 10/13/2011 2:07:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ColdOne

He is probably going so he can place a memorial plaque at the spot where his fellow Muslim, Osama was tossed into the sea.
I am sure he will bow at that spot as he passes.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 2:11:04 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ColdOne

I would love to stand at the bow of the USS Ronald Reagan while the ship is at full steam into the wind and see if I could punt a football off the fantail.

What do you think? 300 yard punt? :o)


8 posted on 10/13/2011 2:11:51 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: ColdOne

They can have a wussy-overboard drill!


9 posted on 10/13/2011 2:13:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama's secret: "Once you learn to fake sincerity you've got it made")
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To: ColdOne

Ooh! I got this!

Obama, like Bush before him, is going to land a fighter on the deck of the Carl Vinson.

That is he will be fishing for marlin off the hangar deck.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 2:14:37 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: ColdOne

So our IDIOT IN CHIEF is going to take a fun and relaxing day for our troops and turn it into a political campaign event.
How nice of him..................


11 posted on 10/13/2011 2:14:49 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ColdOne

A garbage scow would be a much more appropriate venue for the Wee Wee ...

12 posted on 10/13/2011 2:15:21 PM PDT by Zakeet (If it ain't broke, the Wee Wee will fix it until it is)
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To: Tenacious 1
I would love to stand at the bow of the USS Ronald Reagan while the ship is at full steam into the wind and see if I could punt a football off the fantail.

What do you think? 300 yard punt? :o)

I wonder if you could hit a pitching wedge into the wind while at full speed and have it land on the deck behind you?

13 posted on 10/13/2011 2:16:57 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: Tenacious 1

This is plenty of tme for freepers and tea party patriots to present the POTUS with a going away rally....


14 posted on 10/13/2011 2:46:49 PM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: ColdOne

I guess Obama can play ‘hide the pickle’ on board without anyone getting a dishonerable discharge...

think about it awhile...


15 posted on 10/13/2011 3:04:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cameraeye

yeah, opening kickoff using the steam catapult was pretty cool. Problem was it always went way past the end zone every time by about 200 yards.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 3:05:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: dead

I’m surprised he’s going to something sporty other than golfing. Maybe he’ll hit a few worm-burners off the flight deck.


17 posted on 10/13/2011 3:07:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Venturer

Yeah, a bow and an apology.


18 posted on 10/13/2011 3:07:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I remember GWB in the flight gear. Did he really land on the carrier himself? Those guys practice all the time landing on carriers to stay fresh. I didn’t think he landed on the carrier himself. If so, that IS impressive.


19 posted on 10/13/2011 3:09:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: norton

Maybe they’ll just drop the scrawny bastard.


20 posted on 10/13/2011 3:15:32 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: magslinger

ping


21 posted on 10/13/2011 3:20:24 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Tenacious 1

With or without the White hut dude holding for you.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 5:13:32 PM PDT by mcshot (Neither handsome nor handy but took an oath and will vote to save our Country.)
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To: Zakeet
A garbage scow would be a much more appropriate venue for the Wee Wee ...

Jeez, where's a United Galaxies Sanitation Patrol Cruiser when ya need one?

23 posted on 10/13/2011 5:22:38 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Zakeet

Good thing you didn’t show a picture of the Enterprise, Scotty would have come beat you up. :)


24 posted on 10/13/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT by Raymann
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To: Blue Eyes; LonePalm; skepsel; rustyboots; Fire_on_High; newbolt; Clive; ConorMacNessa; Starwolf; ...
SONOBUOY PING!

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Click on pic for past Navair pings. Post or FReepmail me if you wish to be enlisted in or discharged from the Navair Pinglist. The only requirement for inclusion in the Navair Pinglist is an interest in Naval Aviation. This is a medium to low volume pinglist.

25 posted on 10/13/2011 6:28:31 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: grellis

ping


26 posted on 10/13/2011 6:34:43 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

If she came aboard, they’d have to counterflood back to an even keel, and I’m not sure the pumps could handle it...


27 posted on 10/13/2011 7:54:55 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: Raymann
Good thing you didn’t show a picture of the Enterprise, Scotty would have come beat you up. :)

That's the trouble with tribbles. Nobody ever gets it in time.

:D

28 posted on 10/14/2011 1:03:38 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Yeah could be done,I have stood on the Bow Of the USS Constellation,without a Football though,also sat in the Cockpit of a F-4 Phantom in the same spot at 2 in the Morning looking at a Clear star filled sky,awesome view


29 posted on 10/14/2011 3:00:06 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Secret Agent Man

No. He was in the co-pilot’s seat, and was an “observer.”


30 posted on 10/14/2011 7:13:09 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
MICHIGAN PING LIST

Please freepmail me if you wish to be added or dropped from the mitten ping.

31 posted on 10/14/2011 4:02:51 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

I don’t want to be picky but don’t you have a Michigan State ping list?


32 posted on 10/16/2011 10:45:11 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Rappini

Oh ha!


33 posted on 10/16/2011 11:42:56 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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