Presidential proclamation

May 21, 2014


Last Friday, President Obama presented a presidential proclamation directing the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security to be responsible for planning appropriate observances of Armed Forces Day each year by encouraging the participation and cooperation of civil authorities and private citizens.

That’s right.

I read presidential proclamations so you don’t have to.

As presidential proclamations come and go, this one was a doozy. President Obama in the opening paragraph captured how, in my guess-to-mation, 99.9 percent of Americans believe and feel about our troops when he wrote:

“In every generation, there are men and women who stand apart. They put on the uniform and put their lives on the line so the rest of us might live in a safer, freer, more just world. They defend us in times of peace, times of war and times of crisis, both natural and man-made. On Armed Forces Day, we honor the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who render the highest service any American can offer”

President Obama’s proclamation went on to state that he was inviting all areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to provide for the observance of Armed Forces Day, within their jurisdiction each year, in an appropriate manner designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of the Armed Forces of the United States. He also invited veterans, civic leaders, and organizations to join in the observance of Armed Forces Day.



Commander-in-Chief Obama went golfing on Armed Forces Day. Not his standard weekend golf outing where he usually plays at Andrews Air Force Base or at Fort Belvoir in Virginia and could have saluted our troops. Instead he went to the elite Robert Trent Jones Club on the shores of Lake Manassas in Gainesville, Virginia.

In fact, the closest President Obama came to saluting anyone in uniform last weekend came when he and Vice President Biden stopped at a Shake Shack Friday afternoon in Washington and jumped the shark, err, counter to have their photo taken with the surprised employees.


Last Saturday, President Obama presented his weekly Internet address where he talked about meeting with business leaders to highlight the importance of bringing jobs back to America.

That’s right.

I even watch President Obama’s Internet address so you don’t have to.

By the way, at no point in the address did President Obama give a Shake Shack salute to any of our brave members of the military on Armed Forces Day.

Anyway, President Obama mentioned that tomorrow he’ll head to Cooperstown, New York, the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, to discuss the economic benefits of making it easier for tourists to visit and spend money at attractions in the U.S., which in turn helps local businesses, which in turn helps the economy grow for everyone. Then... It dawned on me. With two decent ideas from our president that more than likely will remain ideas. Exhibit No. 1 — The president’s inaction after his action-filled proclamation.

Exhibit No. 2 — If President Obama really wanted to learn about tourism he would hold his conference here, the home of Cedar Point, Kalahari and the Deer Park, in the Funcoast.

Perhaps Sandusky City Commissioners could combine President Obama’s ideas and hold an Armed Forces Day celebration the third Saturday in May next year.

This version of the Sandusky City Commission, which has been efficiently effective, so far, could formulate a directive for new city manager Eric Wobser to conceive and organize an event that would honor members of the military from here in the Funcoast while bringing tourists to Sandusky.

Of course area members of military might be a tad busy. No problem. Invite their spouses, children and parents to serve as representatives of those who serve us.

Because there are so few Armed Force Day observances across the USA, Sandusky could legitimately bill the one it hosts as the biggest, especially if we invited the person who wrote the Armed Forces Day Presidential Proclamation last Friday.

Oops! Better make that the person who signed the proclamation if they want President Obama to attend.

While I’m at it, a parade that included all the high school marching bands in Erie County along with corporate sponsorship would be nice but that should be up to Mr. Wobser to decide. That’s what managers do. Manage.

Fortunately, the Funcoast has more than enough quality and caring citizens, organizations, civic leaders and veterans, as President Obama declared in his proclamation are the main ingredients needed, to hold an Armed Forces Day gala.



Stop It

That is exactly right. How many times has anyone watched as the POTUS and first family board Marine One while the guard is at full attention and salute and he just walks by like they aren't there? I can imagine those Marines thinking what a g'damn waste of a salute to a commander in chief who gives a flyin' f%#k at a rolling donut about us!....

He has NO RESPECT for the military. His words mean nothing. His actions speak multitudes!

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Yep. bush had plenty of respect when he sent 4,487 troops to their death in Iraq for a f%#k up illegal war.


Re: "bush,"

So why did so many Congressional & Senate Dems vote for authorization?

Regime change in Iraq became U.S. policy under Pres. Clinton.

The Big Dog's back

Who was the CIC?


Re: "Who was the CIC,"

Deflect, deflect, deflect.

He got Congressional authorization.

Unlike Pres. Obama who went into Libya and is droning the h*ll out of Yemen without it.

The Big Dog's back

Doesn't the CIC make the final decision? Clinton did, and didn't invade Iraq. Now what?


Re: "didn't invade Iraq"

Better refresh your mind about the no-fly zones and the northern occupation Sport.

The U.S. was ALREADY in Iraq under Pres. Clinton and technically at war.

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noun: war; plural noun: wars

a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.


Deflect, deflect, deflect.

Good to see that you know how to use

Do you do any other tricks? Roll-over, play dead, shake hands?


Get housebroke?

Licorice Schtick

Deflect, deflect, deflect.

"Why did so many Congressional & Senate Dems vote for authorization?" Because Bush and Cheney LIED.


Read HR 4655 dog enlighten yourself


It was all a LIE pooh. A big one and we know how anyone that disagrees with war in this country is labeled anti American and so on.

You sound foolish defending brutal dictators that have killed Americans Mr. Patriot!


Ummm Obama droned an american without due process! Something he campaigned on remember one of the reasons to close Gitmo! Oh so convenient u forget


Oh yes , it is sooo convenient to forget.

Let's talk about Ronald Reagan’s Benghazi while we are off topic.

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Obama doesn't see them as our military, but his servants, and it's also no wonder the secret service could care less about his protection as they're his personal servants too.


JMOP - How do you know that ?

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His actions. He doesn't acknowledge the salute, as stated on here and looking at footage. They're his transportation on AF1 and Marine1.
The secret service would rather be with paid escorts in Brazil and passed out drunk in Amsterdam. Obvious signs of priorities over Obama. They don't respect him, it doesn't take a genius to figure out why.


They are paid to protect him not respect him but I still disagree they don't respect him. What the SS did in their free time has nothing to do with respecting the President.

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My apologies, it was Columbia not Brazil

@ Deer
Free time? Why did they get punished if it was their free time?
If you respect someone and your job, you won't behave out of misconduct.


The President doesn't have to salute.

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At Jazzbo

No one has to do anything in life, but die and pay taxes. The rest is character.


@ jmop

It's not about character.

" The answer is quite simple.
The President of the United States is a civilian.
He is not a member of the US Military and is therefore not entitled to salute."

Here's a Republican piece you can read :



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Right wingnuts such as yourself make me want to upchuck, and don't pardon the pun. Repubs send them off to be slaughtered but say "I respect you".


Re: "Repubs send them off to be slaughtered but say 'I respect you'."


Wilson - Dem - WWI
FDR - Dem - WWII
Truman - Dem - Korea
LBJ - Dem - Vietnam

The Dems got the numbers by a long shot Sport.


So FDR was wrong to ask congress to declare war on Japan after Dec 7th, 1941? Gemany declared war on the U.S. first by the way.


Re: "FDR"

FDR was supplying the allies with war materials.

The U.S. was NOT neutral prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Stop It

I don't care what anyone of you thinks. I was in the military. A walk by from the CIC without acknowledgement of a salute is a slap in the face. They oughta get him alone on Marine One and throw him a 'blanket party' to teach him respect. That might take a lil bit of that Chicago gifted from his pretty face.

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Why don't right wingnuts like yourself tell the full story? He immediately came back and apologized to the Marine. Maybe you need the blanket party and start respecting the CIC.


Dog is right. It only happened once and he immediately corrected his mistake. I have seen him salute the Marine numerous times before boarding the helicopter and after getting off of it. This man is human and with all the haters I'm sure his mind is always preoccupied. To say he has no respect for the military is an outright LIE and anyone who says it knows it.

This man could tie his left shoe first then his right and the usual suspects would be all over him. He went golfing on Armed Forces Day, BIG DEAL. Seems extremely petty to even bring it up. It's pure hate.

DOG, the usual suspects will never respect this man even though he did EVERYTHING the American way to get where he is!!!!

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The Hero Zone

I don't think you meant it as such to be humorous, but I chuckled at your last sentence. He sure did things the American way alright, heh. Which is actually a darn shame, sarcastically and with all due respect.

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So treasonous zone, what didn't he do right growing up?

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Oh I'm treasonous now am I? Why would that be? In the words of Inigo Montoya, "I do not think it means what you think it means."

Anyway I suppose his use of marijuana and cocaine as a minor/at all (and drinking) could be contributing factors. Of course there's the cavorting with domestic terrorists and Communist party leaders, too. I can't tell you about his college life since his records are sealed for some reason. Do you know why they are sealed? I'll be happy to tell you how I got into college, what I studied, and what my grades were.

I suppose, too, there were miscellaneous influences that led him to say things like "typical white person", though he and his Choom Gang did grow up in a different generation and I. I'm not sure, did I miss out on anything else that influenced him? Having an alcoholic for a parent I can understand how that probably impacted him and that's more the parent's fault than his.


Who among us have never tried drugs? Very petty Hero. This man has lived a very honorable life. He stayed out of trouble. Excelled as an ivy league student. Married, became a responsible father, helped out a depressed community and so on and so on. To even mention his parents flaws is just wrong. He did not choose his parents either. What is wrong with labeling a white person as typical? It's better than being called a n*gger by your grandmother.

Yes, you missed a lot of things that influenced him! LOTS!


Re: "It's better than being called a n*gger by your grandmother."

Prove it.

Yea, she hated him so much that she gave him a home after his mother dumped him.

"Obama writes in his memoir, 'Dreams From My Father,' stated:

"I’d arrived at an unspoken pact with my grandparents: I could live with them and they'd leave me alone so long as I kept my trouble out of sight."


What did he mean by that?


I NEVER said she hated him. Those are your words. If you would watch real news you would already know this.

"trouble" meant as long as he stayed out of their white friend's sight!

They simply tolerated him! Get it?


Re: "I NEVER said she hated him."

So people that use that racial epithet usually like the person at whom it is directed?



Re: "If you would watch real news you would already know this."

No proof eh?


Guess his grandparents taking him in and giving him room, board and an education worse than his mother and father abandoning him.

You're crazy.


She probably hated he was Black. Oh well, daughter was okay with a lil' jungle fever.


Re: "probably"?

You're just making caca up.

Again: You're crazy and a waste of time.

Have a nice day, Sport.


Wish we could move beyond race. Many nations base ethnicity on the mother's lineage and are more ethnically than racially oriented. Flip the facts around: If he had been abandoned by his white foreign father and raised by his American black grandparents because his black mother abandoned him would he have become POTUS?

IMO, whatever happened he still owes a huge debt of gratitude to his American grandparents.


There is no way to know what coulda, woulda, or shoulda happened. His debt to his grandparents is paid simply because he followed their teachings and up bringing. He honored them by becoming a good man.


Re: "he followed their teachings and up bringing."

And yet you previously wrote:

“She probably hated he was Black.”

And -

"called a n*gger by your grandmother."

You contradicted yourself.

Again: You’re nutz.

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The Hero Zone

I've not tried drugs. But you'll be hard pressed to find me railing against marijuana legalization here. There is nothing petty about that. Our last three Presidents have admitted to their use.

As for excelling in college, how do we know? His transcripts are sealed for some mysterious reason. Any speculation? I also will note you didn't address his political career starting under the guidance of domestic terrorists and Communist leaders.

Also there is no typical white person and you should not qualify that by saying he was called worse than he called others. I've been called many harsh things in my life but you don't see me here spreading the hate. That behavior and mentality has to stop somewhere and if I am going to lead young people it is by example, understanding, and communication. I see little of those being exercised by our President despite his soap box and megaphone both being the biggest.


Why do you need to see his transcripts? Have you inquired about other President's college records? He had a friend that had his own individual views. Sara tried to exploit that and it was a BIG fail. What does "typical" mean? Are you a typical white person? I think he would know his grandmother better than either of us. He called her typical, she called him a n*gger. Your focus in this matter is severely blurred. You see little of his outreach because you choose not to. When he tried to speak to young kids on their first day of school he was accused of trying to indoctrinate our youth when he was only offering words of encouragement. What do you think community organizers do...for much less than a licensed attorney makes? He started with local churches. Sounds like leadership to me. His execution of his campaign should convince anyone and everyone he has awesome communication skills.

This guy had the skill and ambition to be who and what he is taking down the Clintons in the process. White America was sleep at the wheel and he came and pulled the car out of the ditch. America was headed to the abyss but it no longer is.

He, like all of us is not perfect but I truly admire and respect the guy and most Americans do too. What influences you? Where's your transcript? Name one thing he did that should exclude him from being President. How has America been hurt by his presidency? Like him or not he is a good guy. Ignoring his accomplishments and attacking him for any and everything is just personal and stinks of envy!

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Why do I need to see transcripts? Well if he is such an awesome example of academic accomplishment, such an accomplished Constitutional scholar, and such...what if I want to see how I can do it too? What examples can I follow? Why hide such amazing achievement from the public since he is so skilled, lauded, and given accolades? There should be nothing to hide at worst or at best he can release them and show up those meanie Republicans.

I am certainly not a typical white person. I'm not even a typical person, race aside. If his grandmother was a horrible person I certainly feel for him. Ignorance is something that will never fully go away in our species.

His execution of his campaign? For Senate? The one where sealed divorce records of his opponent were forced open and used against him? Even if he was just being used as a figure head for the shenanigans of his party? What about his billion dollar Presidential campaign? I won't deny that America was desperate because of years and years of bad Presidents and Congresses.

On that note we aren't out of a ditch and by what measure do you claim we aren't heading into an abyss? Would that be our continually-increasing national debt? Our continual increase is those who receive government benefits? The continual problems with the VA, ACA, SS, IRS, and other alphabet agencies? The lowest Congressional and Presidential opinion polls? The birth of a grassroots movement to counteract the two major parties are who aren't doing anything to address the above? That abyss?

I don't expect nor demand perfection from our President. Nobody can achieve that. But for all his ability to actually do things with purpose, it is wasted at party fundraisers, telling people they didn't build their business, and passing unread laws fraught with real life consequences that have to be modified on the fly creating even more problems.

Being a good guy does not a President make. I want to help people, raise good kids, and hug puppies, too. But under him despite his multitude of pledges to "not rest/sleep", "being angry", calling people stupid as a knee-jerk reaction, claiming sons and giving personal observations before and after local criminal activity, and having panels look into "things"...what has resulted?

I am hardly envious of him. He is a guy who cares but is either blinded by his feelings or manipulated by a party that is using him to advance their agenda at the expense of their own members and especially those who aren't Democrats (of which there is more, a majority in fact). Instead we have a President who goes to party fundraisers five times in the last three weeks on OUR expense of time and/or money and has schedules starting at the wee hours of 10:00 a.m. and include "lunch with Vice President Biden". I don't envy that at all. Nobody should nor should at all.

Instead of a man in service, we have a party in power by proxy. And who is it that will even call this out? Who will actually expect not perfection but a higher standard of conduct and better use of time, money, manpower, and other resources? Tell me, deertracker, what in the heck is there to envy about any of that?

I'll tell you what I would envy:

8:00 - President gets his daily briefing.
9:00 - President talks to one of his Cabinet members on the usual, non-emergency rotation basis to measure the country's progress and responses.
10:00 - President reads over pending legislation in Congress.
12:00 - Lunch
2:00 - President hosts X/Y/Z
4:00 - President gives his weekly address explaining the history and philosophy of our country in a non-partisan, cited, accurate fashion.
7:00 - President enjoys his dinner with his family and is thankful for all he has made possible by humble service to his country.
10:00 - President goes to bed knowing his efforts don't stir conflict between races, classes, incomes, political ideology, and are based in specific numbers for specific reasons.

You could paint me green, deer, if that were the case. I would envy the wo/man who held that position and offered such logic, communication, and NON partisanship. THAT would be the mark of a great President.

But this President (and many others before him)? No. No envy. Just disappointment that we could have had better but we don't. In the mean time we can only wonder by which factor causes such behavior? In the words of Andrew Ryan, "A man chooses, a slave obeys."


You post his daily schedule as if it were a rap sheet. Are you saying the only way you can figure out how to become a law professor is by looking at his transcript? Post your daily schedule. Saving the world from this evil President has to be on there somewhere. He was elected by the people...TWICE! No proxy here. Your envy is painfully obvious and really quite puzzling and is not hidden in your long winded posts. Where is your proof he did anything illegal in his campaign to become a senator? I thought character matters. Why hold this man to a higher standard than others?

Andrew Ryan was grossly incorrect. Slaves were men and the men and women that were slaves had no choice but to obey but they definitely did not choose to be slaves.

Sounds like your idea of a "great" President is a Democrat that bows down to republicans even after being severely disrespected.

The album "Fear of a Black Planet" comes to mind.

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The Hero Zone

I post his daily schedule for the reasons I state every time I do. Which day of the week would you like my schedule? Would you like to come to Sam's Club with me? I have to go here soon, anyway. You are welcome to come to my store any time to see if I am there or not. Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not.

I never called our President evil and I sure would enjoy knowing what you think I am envious of regarding him. Tell me what he has that I seek to the point of emotions clouding my cited facts and philosophical constructs. You'll also notice that I don't hold just him to a higher standard. Did you miss my posts in response to Sen. Rubio's plans? How about my inclusion of past presidents including President Bush as not helping things. How about my decrying of commentators here, let alone public figures, who call people names, use sexual innuendo, and other petty hit-and-run comments that actually don't do anything to accomplish the goal of getting people to think. You'll find I am fairly consistent with my "standards" and quite "fair" when it comes to understanding the shortcomings we as human beings are prone to have.

My idea of a great President was clearly outlined above in an easy-to-read list. A great President is thoughtful, reads legislation, and takes time out of his day as a part of his duties to - instead of going to a partisan, propagandist fundraiser - make public addresses to explain our founding, the Enlightenment, historical figures, and the like.


"Subsequent to his withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race in Illinois, Jack Ryan has characterized what happened to him as a "new low for politics in America".[12] According to Ryan, it was unprecedented in American politics for a newspaper to sue for access to sealed custody documents. Ryan opposed unsealing the divorce records of Senator John Kerry during Kerry's race against George W. Bush in 2004, and Kerry's divorce records remained sealed. Ryan subsequently made a statement requesting "Let me be the only person this has happened to. Don’t ask for Ted Kennedy’s. Don’t ask for John McCain’s. Don’t ask for Joe Lieberman’s. Just stop. This is not a good precedent for American society if you really want the best and brightest to run."


Thank you for the thoughtful dialogue Hero. Agree or disagree it is nice to hold a well thought out conversation without all the name calling and ridiculing. I am not sure of our age difference but it does seem we have different life experiences which is just fine.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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The Hero Zone

You're welcome, deer. I appreciate your passion, even where it leads to disagreement. I respect the fact you are willing to reply where many others won't even bother to do so. I'm in my early thirties where ages compare. Thanks, and I hope yours is enjoyable, too. I'm certainly in a grilling mood.


Hero zone , are you crazy ?

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The Hero Zone

Crazy for wanting a non-partisan President who serves the citizens instead of one who caters to one party that doesn't reflect even the majority of citizens? Crazy for hoping against all hope that our President presents facts backed up by independent, non-partisan entities? That he can explain and provide context for our culture, history, and philosophy?

Then yes, I'm crazy for that kind of compassionate intellectualism that serves the whole of humanity.




I think you want to be worshiped.

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The Hero Zone

By whom? I have no cult following, I hold no special powers. I demand no fealty, sacrifice, nor offerings. I am not tax-exempt nor do I have a book of scripture penned by deification. You can think whatever you want about me, I'm not here to control you or command you. I can only speak my mind in defense of human dignity, the hopes of a higher standard from our leaders, and to encourage critical thought especially in younger people.

"Accolades are a consequence, not a goal."


Oh I get it .

It's praise and public recognition of your achievements that you desire.

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The Hero Zone

What have I achieved worth praising? You seem to have built a mythos around me that even I as the subject of it is unaware.


I just wondered why you talk so flamboyantly crazy.

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The Hero Zone

I type how I speak. Maybe my vocabulary is uncommon, but everything is said for a purpose. I don't write to rally people to my robed form, and I certainly am not soliciting for tithes. I do what I can to bring up questions that aren't asked, to provide other points of view on topics, and to encourage (especially young) people to be better.

Is there a particular stance on an issue that I have that you oppose? Do you know even where I "am" on various subjects such as taxes, government, religion, philosophy, etc.? If you do have specific issues with my positions then you are welcome to challenge me on them. Who knows, you might just change my mind! But so long as your answers are hyperlinks to bumper stickers on eBay that say "BS", I can't say you will do a decent job of it. I'm no heavy-handed tyrant and my mind is more open than perhaps others think.

You are welcome to pick at it if you want, and again, challenge my view of something. Despite the differences deertracker and I have above, you will come to notice (presuming you are new here) that we share similar views, too, and that I treat his comments with more care, time, research, and respect than others because he has (to me) earned the respect of a decent, challenging exchange of ideas because of his own time and experience he puts into his responses.


Thanks for the offer - but it looks like any attempt to change your mind would be futile.

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The Hero Zone

How do you know? Have you tried?

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It's hard to penetrate rock.

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The Hero Zone

You shouldn't be so scared to try and make your case(s), Big Dog and jazzbo. You are correct that I am not wishy washy and allow anything merit off the cuff. But there is hardly a better substance upon which to build a foundation than rock. Rock is penetrable if you just give it some effort.


Re: "Constitutional scholar,"

Every prof I know wrote academic papers. Which for me, were held in the Reserve Section of the library.

In fact, some suggested that their students read them. I often did.

Where are his?


Very well said , Deertracker.


Re: "Why do you need to see his transcripts?"

Typical for the Obama brain-washed: Ignorance is bliss.


That really answers the question.


Re: "question"

Why are they sealed?

Darwin's choice

Something for you two obamabots to view, how our troops view President Bush, and President obama......

Darwin's choice


Good one deertracker!


Thank you! It's true too!

Stop It

Fat chance in hell on that, Dog.


I doubt that you were in the " military".


Your point?


That was directed to Stop It.


@Stop It

I doubt that you were in the " military".

Stop It

I could care less what you believe about me, jazzbo. I don't exist for you.


I know that you don't exist for me.... I just wondered.

You sound like a phony making up a false identity.

I don't believe you were in the military.

And I know you don't care - I don't care either.

Coram Deo

Not only did he go golfing, but he went golfing with Joe O'Neill, the CEO and president of a lobbying firm whose clients include Bain Capital...the very Bain Capital that Obama vilified Mitt Romney in the 2012 election cycle. So much for President O's lobbying ban and fighting influence peddling and corruption. Maybe he should decree another "proclamation"?

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Actually the other Repub Presidential candidates vilified romney over Bain.


American haters really need to learn American history. Stop making up stuff!


Chuck should show his respect for our military men by getting a shave and a high and tight ; )))))


You people forget quickly, McCain had no timeline for the US to get out of Iraq. Obama did & we are out.

Darwin's choice

Still hitting the bong?


Kurt quit being obstinate and google Status of Forces agreement of 1988. obozo had nothing to do with the u.s.troop withdrawal from Iraq

Darwin's choice

On O'Reilly tonight a video of Obama talking about the VA in 2008. Obama; "The true test of our patriotism is whether we will serve our returning heroes as well as they have served us." "That's why I HAVE PLEDGED TO BUILD A 21ST CENTURY VA AS PRESIDENT." What happened Obama? This was one of your key priorities you dishonest phony!!!!!!
You obamabots keep swilling the's the "American" way to get elected....LIE !!!!


O'REILLY ? REALLY ? Come on !!!!! Oh , how about it Chuck , a little hair sacrificed for our troops would mean an awful lot . Unless you'd rather be on the golf course .

Darwin's choice

It doesn't matter which show it was on, the video carries the blatant lies told by the failure in chief! Say anything to get elected, then forget about what was said....!

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chuck gives credence to the crazed right wingnut look.

Darwin's choice

True, however, you CAN'T dispute the video of the lies being told by obama, dog!


Just know what many Marines did when Obama ran against McCain. (I respect McCain)

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The Recovery Act provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America’s Veterans

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) enabled the VA to improve medical facilities and national cemeteries, provided grants to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities, and to modify or alter existing facilities to care for Veterans.
VA dedicated ARRA funds to hire and train 1,500 temporary claims processors to speed benefits delivery to Veterans and pursue needed information technology initiatives for improved benefits and services. Funds were also used to oversee and audit programs, grants, and projects funded under ARRA.
As part of the President’s Recovery plan, VA made one-time payments of $250 to eligible Veterans and survivors to mitigate the effects of the economic downturn.
The President announced the Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Initiative. The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have worked together to define and build a system that will ultimately contain administrative and medical information from the day an individual enters military service throughout their military career, and into the Veteran phase of life.

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What was actually "improved"? Such broad terminology means nothing. I can take a wiz in the lake every day and come on here to proclaim that "I am helping to raise the water level of the lake". Every day I don't eat perch I am "directing resources to help foster a healthy level of aquatic life". Not only do you not cite your copy/paste but you present it like this is actually some kind of relevant information that has an iota of meaning. Here I'll rewrite it for you:

"The President has done a lot of stuff lately with money. Good things are happening or are going to happen for these reasons. The trends are upwards with caution in the immediacy as there are factors to consider."

There you go!

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On August 31, 2012 President Obama signed an Executive Order that strengthens suicide prevention efforts across the Force and in the veteran community and improves access to mental health services for veterans, service members, and military families members.

First Lady Michelle Obama announced on August 22, 2012 that more than 2,000 American companies had answered President Obama's challenge and had hired or trained 125,000 veterans and military spouses in the past year through Joining Forces. This effort, combined with policies and legislation put in place by the President, have resulted in a 20 percent decrease in veteran unemployment compared to the same time last year.

President Obama signed the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act on July 12, 2012. This legislation will make it easier for veterans to put their skills to work and complements the new partnership launched by the Obama Administration that will make it easier for manufacturing companies to hire thousands of returning servicemembers who have the skills our country needs.

On April 11, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced a commitment from more than 150 state and national nursing organizations and over 500 nursing schools to further educate our nation’s 3 million nurses so they are prepared to meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.

As part of President Obama's broader plan to help millions of Americans refinance and save thousands of dollars a year, support the communities hardest-hit by the housing crisis, and help families avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes, on March 6, 2012 he announced new measures major mortgage servicers will be taking to provide significant relief to thousands of servicemembers and veterans.

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Overall, Obama Has Done More For Veterans Than Any President In the Past 30 Years.

Republicans and conservatives have spent 4 years spreading the lie that President Obama hasn’t done anything for veterans. They have repeated it 100x per day for all 4 years and spent millions promoting their lies. The thing about records is that they are recorded. So let’s set the record straight.

Quick Overview:

Initiated a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses. ref, ref
Improved benefits for veterans. ref, ref, ref, ref
Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development . ref
Worked to clear the backlog of veterans claims and streamline benefits to those who served. ref
Provided for the expenses of families of to be at Dover AFB when fallen soldiers arrive.ref
Donated 250K of Nobel prize money to Fisher House. ref
Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009. ref
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009. ref
Medal of Honor Commemorative Coin Act of 2009. ref
Promoted a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (“WASP”). ref
Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information. ref , ref, ref , ref
Military Spouses Residency Relief Act. ref
Improved basic housing allowance for military personnel. ref
Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. ref
Provided minimum essential health care coverage by Veteran’s Affairs. ref
Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans. ref
Korean War Veterans Recognition Act. ref
Blinded Veterans Association. ref
Major Charles R. Soltes, Jr., O.D. Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Center. ref
Improved access for Veterans to receive PTSD treatment. ref
Green Vet Initiative to promote environmental jobs for veterans. ref


Gee, another set of copy and pastes from the bottom feeder! At least you're consistent. Not a single response from you over one line in length unless you plagiarize it from somewhere.

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What's your point pete? Did he not do these things?


What he did didn't work, and people died because of it.

He is a failure at everything he touches, you're blinders are on to tight to see it.

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The "things" he did seem to only be offered in broad terms, generalities, "omnibus" plans, redundancies, and other..."things". I don't want him doing things, I want him taking specific actions with specific outcomes that get fully reported. It is the same standard I would expect from anyone as President of the United States.

Otherwise it seems we're "adding crucial humidity to the atmospheric movements".


God knows the POTUS shouldn't have gone golfing that day--after all, the US only has a "few" days during the year that Vets are feted...see below:



Month of the Military Child – for more information and activities check here

Army Reserves Birthday – April 23


National Military Appreciation Month

Silver Star Banner Day – May 1
- Honors America’s wounded, ill, and injured service members

V-E Day – May 9

Military Spouse Day – second Friday in May
Armed Forces Day – third Saturday in May
- Quotes

Maritime Day – May 22

Memorial Day – last Monday in May
- Freedom Is Not Free by Kelly Strong
- In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
- We Shall Keep The Faith by Moina Michael


Flag Day – June 14
- Our US Flag and Its Meaning

National Flag Week – the week including June 14

US Army Birthday – June 14


Independence Day – July 4
- Concord Hymn
- Star Spangled Banner


US Coast Guard Birthday – August 4

V-J Day – August 14


US Air Force Birthday – September 18

POW/MIA Recognition Day – third Friday in September

Gold Star Mother’s Day – last Sunday in September


US Navy Birthday – October 13


National Military Family Month

USMC Birthday – November 10

Veteran’s Day – November 11


Pearl Harbor Day – December 7
- President Roosevelt's Day of Infamy Speech

US National Guard Birthday - December 13


So now it's the Veteran's fault?


Don't see where I typed that Pete--however, old Chuckie getting his panties in a bunch because the POTUS going golfing that day. REALLY?? Chuckie would have a problem if the POTUS had lunch that day.


Some vets are rapists and murderers. Should we recognize them too?


Some illegal immigrants are murders. Yet you want to give them all amnesty.


I guess two wrongs make a right huh PeteR!!!!!!!


Re: "rapists and murderers"

Members of the Kennedy crime family tend to come to mind: St. John and St. Edward.

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Actually Bobby was closest to being a St.

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Oh, and remember when you were going on about the '68 and '72 elections? Bobby would have won by a landslide.


dog... looks like you got finished sweeping up at uaw 913 earlier than usual today....


Contango is wrong again. Was he a war protester back then? Major Ruiz (Army) is the 1rst casualty of Vietnam. It is on the War Memorial in Washington. The year? 1958....Eisenhour was President. Opps forgot...he never served.


Re: "1958....Eisenhour (sp) was President."

The 'correct' spelling is: Eisenhower.

The U.S. was not 'at war' with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1958.

Any actions in 1958 were CIA operations.

"We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves."

- Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964

Point: LBJ escalated the war through the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.


Ouuu. My bad spelling. Facts are you spew too much misinformation. Enjoy your right to speak freely. We gave it to you.


Re: "We gave it to you."

'Rights' are inalienable, i.e., natural or God-given.

Reality: 2, kurtie: - 6


Re: "misinformation."

Look in the mirror, Sport.

"Sep 26, 1945:
First American soldier killed in Vietnam,":

"Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, a U.S. Army officer with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Vietnam, is shot and killed in Saigon."

Reality: 3, kurtie: - 7


Three score & ten. In reality your life close to the end. "I ain't a Christian." Always denying facts. No need to be miserable.


Re: "Three (snip)"

More blathering, childish nonsense.

Reality: 4, kurtie: - 8


As President of the United States, and as the Commander in Chief of all the Military, President Obama can and has rendered hand salutes to the military. It is supposed to be initiated by whoever is junior to the officer or the President. It's called Military Protocol.


Think again about what the Obama's have done for the military. They have started several programs that help military families. The last president didn't do crap for the military, except decrease the size of our troops, send them to war zones without proper gear, food or medical supplies, extend the troops time in active war zones. Shrink the Navy to almost nothing, decrease military spending and not even give cost of living raises that meet the inflation rate that he created. Yep I'm talking about George W. Now that I am talking about George W, how many of you people know that the Republicans were trolling outside of psychiatric hospitals having patients, that had felony rapsheets a mile long sign up to vote. People that were under court ordered conservatorship because they weren't able to make a legal(rational)decision. That's what our last president did. Keep in mind people, The majority wins....and why does that happen? Because the majority of this country was ready for a change. Can't tell that everyone at the cabinet level did not know about the banks failing and nothing was done about it before thousands and thousands of people lost their homes and business. Enough said!


Re: "Can't tell that everyone at the cabinet level did not know about the banks failing and nothing was done about it before thousands and thousands of people lost their homes and business."

No conspiracy.

H*ll, the Federal Reserve with the best economic forecasting tools available didn't see the extent of the sub-prime crisis.

"Federal Reserve underestimated the crisis::

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

- Robert J. Hanlon


Thank You! You clearly display your failing from your St.Paul education. Call me what you will but you just denied the Bible. Three score & ten is the average life of man according to the good book. You are lost. The end.


Re: "You clearly (snip)"

More off-topic lunacy.

Reality: 5, kurtie - 10