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    Re: Lack of Obamas' visit agenda leaves Chicagoans guessing

    In 1983 while Reagan attended a summit meeting, a defense department official laid a wreath at Arlington.

    In 1992 George the first allowed Quayle to lay the wreath while he was playing golf in Kennebunkport, Maine.

    Then you had Veterans Day of 2007 that had shooter at Arlington whiles Bush was in Texas.
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    Re: Lack of Obamas' visit agenda leaves Chicagoans guessing

    Reagan missed two and Bush 41 NEVER attended even ONE!!
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    Re: Lack of Obamas' visit agenda leaves Chicagoans guessing

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    In 1983 while Reagan attended a summit meeting, a defense department official laid a wreath at Arlington.

    In 1992 George the first allowed Quayle to lay the wreath while he was playing golf in Kennebunkport, Maine.

    Then you had Veterans Day of 2007 that had shooter at Arlington whiles Bush was in Texas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Like I said, it's disapointing. I think both Bush and johnson's first time was at arlington.
    Gee, was that an EPIC FAIL...

    And where does it say he's not going?

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    Re: Lack of Obamas' visit agenda leaves Chicagoans guessing

    Reagan skipped it 4 times out of 8. Bush Sr. didn't go at all. Clinton went every time. Bush Jr. skipped it once. (I think). Obama is doing exactly what Bush Sr. did: send the VP.
    On another message board I went to, the OP of a similar thread asked military guys to weigh in. Here are every one of the responses:

    As a member of the military I certainly would prefer that Obama use his time to figure out how to solve the ongoing ecological and economical crisis in the Gulf rather than attend a ceremony.
    As a previous member of the armed forces I really don't give a ****. It's cool, I signed up for my own reasons and nowhere on the list was the hope that our nations leaders past, present and future would jerk me off once a year.

    I would much rather Obama work on more important issues as well.
    As a member of the United States military for the past 7 years, I feel it is my duty to say "There's an Arlington Memorial Day event?"
    I'm only one veteran so I only speak for myself but I don't give a **** what any president does or doesn't do on Memorial Day. Literally the only thing I care about in connection with the President and the military is whether or not he starts/stops pointless and expensive wars. Bush II started one, and I have yet to see Obama end it. That alone makes both of them far more worthless in my eyes than any action they take or don't take on Memorial Day.
    Another military member popping in to say I'd rather he work on the oil issue in the Gulf than spend time writing and reciting a speech. Besides, we all graduate basic with a degree in being patronized so I think I speak for a lot of us when I say we get pretty tired of [emoticon indicating long speech] . I'd also like to see him start on putting North Korea to sleep.
    God, I had to go to a ****ing memorial for every soldier killed on Fort Carson in the past year on Thursday. It was hot, I have a ****ing beret-burn (one quarter of my face is burned up), I had to hear a bunch of REALLY forced sentimentality, and it was all-around the tackiest thing I've ever seen. Good for you Obama, I'd have skipped that **** if I had a god damn choice.
    <-- 2x combat vet, lost over a dozen battlebuddies

    I don't give a damn (Read: not offended) whether or not he attends, and I'm throwing a party tonight anyways so

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    So... can we move onto some other trivial thing?

    edit: None of those quotes came from me, I'm not responsible for their opinions, for god's sake don't start debating their statements with me because I don't care.
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