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Salute To Heroes Ball?

by C1ay / January 30, 2009 10:03 AM PST

According to my inbox there is a Salute To Heroes Ball, to commemorate Medal Of Honor recipients, that is held every time a President is inaugurated and Obama is the first President to skip it. I've looked around for info to support or debunk this claim but the info on it seems sparse. Is this a real ball and did Obama really skip it?

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It would appear...
by J. Vega / January 30, 2009 11:31 AM PST
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He was busy....
by EdHannigan / January 30, 2009 9:27 PM PST
In reply to: It would appear...

and there wee no celebrities at that ball.

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he doesn't commemorate Medal Of Honor recipients,
by JP Bill / January 30, 2009 10:05 PM PST
In reply to: He was busy....

He's too "busy"

He honours the dead veterans

and it's contrived.

What's a President to do?

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Just the facts
by Angeline Booher / January 31, 2009 12:16 AM PST
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So he is the first.....
by C1ay / January 31, 2009 2:10 AM PST
In reply to: Just the facts

I wonder if that's the kind of 'change' people are looking for?

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It is the sort
by Angeline Booher / January 31, 2009 3:50 AM PST

.... of "change" for which some folks spend their time searching for.

I don't know if the First Family was the FIRST, or not, to dane with active military. It makes no difference in the scheme of things.

But as a Military Mom the message I received was that this administration will not send our troops into combat without the proper armor and mission plans. It told me that this First Family recognizes our warriors and is not separated from them. The dependents also serve, and they are a special interest of the First lady.

There are plenty of web sites and organizations that spread world wide how frightened they are of this administration, predict every one of its moves is catastrophic , and challenge their readers to fight against it by promoting fear toward it.

Like Rush, they are protected by the Constitution.

Angeline
Speakeasy Moderator

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the veterans and members of the military attended
by JP Bill / January 31, 2009 4:19 AM PST

Commander-in-Chief Ball, I wonder why they didn't attend

The event sponsored by the American Legion and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

The President had to try and attend a dozen events, these guys could at least show up at the Legion.

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Seems like he can't win.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 5:28 AM PST
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The President, attended 10 other balls the same night, including the Home State Ball for Illinois and Hawaii, the Youth Inaugural Ball, a handful of regional balls and the Commander-in-Chief Ball, which was also attended by veterans and members of the military including invited Medal of Honor recipients.

How many balls does he have to attend before someone doesn't say they were snubbed by him?

All of them it seems, from the tone of some of the posts in this thread.

Mark

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(NT) Amen
by Diana Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 9:10 AM PST
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He just doesn't care.
by EdHannigan / January 31, 2009 9:21 AM PST

Don't make esxcuses.

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(NT) Does to!
by JP Bill / January 31, 2009 9:37 AM PST
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Don't worry about it
by Diana Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 9:57 AM PST
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He's never going to believe anything good about a liberal or anything bad about a conservative.

Diana

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No excuses.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2009 7:08 PM PST
In reply to: He just doesn't care.

Making excuses for the President ended when George W Bush's term as President expired.

Mark

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Unless,..
by J. Vega / February 1, 2009 1:33 AM PST
In reply to: No excuses.

Unless, of course, we're talking about failure to pay taxes or previous work as a lobbyist.

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I need help here
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 3:47 AM PST
In reply to: No excuses.

My post above was alerted on. No message, just the offensive post alert.

Post above;
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No excuses, {in reply to EdH's "Don't make excuses"}.

Making excuses for the President ended when George W Bush's term as President expired.

Mark
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Since I am new here, help me understand why saying that about George W Bush is any more offensive than what others here regularly say against President Obama.

I need to understand because as I am going to contribute in this forum, and help all you to keep this forum running smoothly, I need to know what the difference is.

Otherwise, it seems such a waste of using the Offensive Post Alert system.

Mark

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We have been told not to post political"zingers"...
by EdH / February 1, 2009 3:57 AM PST
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which that clearly was.

Tell me, what exactly do "others here regularly say against President Obama"? The truth maybe?

Shouldn't "Moderators" moderate, not shill for politicians?

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Well, let me see.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 4:11 AM PST

Not to post political zingers?

He was busy

He just doesn't care

based on past performance

Excuses, excuses,

It's not about the winning

And that's just some in this thread.

Perhaps if no-one posted 'political zingers', there would be no shilling?

Mark

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So, are those things untrue?
by EdH / February 1, 2009 6:44 AM PST
In reply to: Well, let me see.

I would suggest to you that they are not, nor are they zingers.

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Don't worry about it
by Diana Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 4:17 AM PST
In reply to: I need help here

Remember what I said earlier. Everything the Republicans do is great or at least excusable while the Democrats are always wrong.

Diana

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The problem is...
by J. Vega / February 1, 2009 4:37 AM PST
In reply to: Don't worry about it

The problem is what are you allowed to notice and comment upon without deletion.

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(NT) Did I tell any lies?
by Diana Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 5:54 AM PST
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Looks like yoiu did.
by EdHannigan / February 1, 2009 9:37 AM PST
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Can you back up the accusations in any way?

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(NT) rubbish!
by jonah jones / January 31, 2009 7:16 PM PST
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Based on past performance...
by EdH / January 31, 2009 11:01 PM PST
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it's not "rubbish" at all. You have to pay attention to what people DO.

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I attended the Dr. Hook's "Freakers Ball"
by JP Bill / January 31, 2009 9:23 AM PST

The President wasn't there Wink

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It's not about winning...
by C1ay / January 31, 2009 10:04 AM PST

Regardless of the fact that there were 10 or 100 other balls he is still the first President to miss this particular ball since it's inception. Is there a reason to avoid calling the kettle black?

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If this event is so important...
by grimgraphix / January 31, 2009 5:42 PM PST

... then why is it not listed as one of the formal "official" events of the presidential inauguration? Since the event in question is an "informal" ball, and Obama did attend the "formal" Heroes Ball for the military, I am left wondering if there were any medal recipients who chose to ignore their invitations to the events that were scheduled specifically for them by the government?

One wonders, if the president attends a formal review of the troops at a military academy's graduation but doesn't go to the beer bash for the grads held later that night at the local country club... is he showing disrespect to the troops?

It is a shame that Obama broke an apparently informal tradition that had been observed by 14 past presidents but if it is that important of a ball, then isn't it about time that it be put on the official list of official functions?

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Excuses, excuses.
by EdH / January 31, 2009 11:03 PM PST

All it is.

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rotflmao
by grimgraphix / February 1, 2009 1:33 AM PST
In reply to: Excuses, excuses.

All I did was ask some questions... that apparently you have no good answers for.


You having no good answers... seems to be a growing trend.

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