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Graduation Ceremony for the US Naval Academy...disarmed

 
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Necessary or Over-Reaction By U.S. Secret Service?

I don't know why I am so upset about this story, but I am. I missed it when it broke a few weeks ago, but some Google and Bing searches show that the story wasn't that widely reported.

President Barack Obama spoke at the Graduation Ceremony for the US Naval Academy at Annapolis on May 22, 2009 ­ but before he spoke, all Naval midshipmen were disarmed of their ceremonial swords and umbrellas.

Never before in the history of Annapolis has the Commander in Chief required that all Naval officers in his presence be disarmed.

Although I haven't sorted it all out, there are reasons why this story has so devastated me and I don't know what to think.

This is not political...it's a SAD damn shame !!

No Naval Swords for USNA Graduation this year - Threat to the Dear Leader Inside the Beltway -Washington Times
No Weapons For Anyone

From today's 'you couldn't make it up if you tried' file...

Obama's protectors have ordered graduating Midshipmen...and I suppose Commissioned Officers through Flag rank...to leave their swords at home. Full Dress White includes "wear sword". More to the point - those badges of office have been earned in a manner Obama and his minions just wouldn't begin to understand. Important traditions that inspire are kind of lost on the red banner crowd, apparently.

Further, ceremonial swords never seemed to bother the Secret Service for any previous President. And before World War II, the swords were not particularly "ceremonial", I've seen some of those blades, boarding actions did occur on the China Station pre-war against river pirates, warlords, etc. Those swords were worn not just to graduation, but to Inaugurations, in the receiving line at the White House afterward, to the Inaugural Ball. Somehow nobody gave it a second thought. Somehow even Presidents in the past didn't presume to specify items of uniform.

But of course, what worked for Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, F.D.R., the Bushes, T.R., any other rational non-cult leader.....doesn't work for this former state senator anointed by the Chicago machine.

Does he secretly consider our Naval and Military leaders "the enemy"? Perhaps the message this sends escaped his handlers. Sad. And .....follow me on this Obama and minions.....insulting. Actually it's contemptible.

The Washington Times
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Inside the Beltway

SWORDLESS SAILORS

Graduating midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis are being told in writing to leave at home or in their vehicles all "ceremonial swords" and anything else "that might be considered a weapon or a threat by screeners" for Friday's outdoor commencement ceremonies featuring an address by President Barack Obama.

Inside the Beltway has obtained the academy's list of prohibited items for this year's graduation exercises, which, besides ceremonial swords, includes umbrellas.

Yes, cell phones and texting are still allowed.

[link to washingtontimes.com]
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06/14/2009 05:10 AM
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I heard that on the radio.

Absolutely absurd.
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06/14/2009 05:13 AM
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That story was not true...
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That story was not true...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 701977


I hope it isn't.

Though.. I hope Bob & Brian in the morning didn't lie to me :(
If you force me to do violence, I shall be so savage and so cruel, and hurt you so badly that the thought of revenge shall never cross your mind. -Machiavelli

There is nothing more real than a manís character and values. The track record of what he has actually done is far more real than anything he says, however elegantly he says it. -Thomas Sowell


Rep. Paul Ryan's [R-WI] 'A Roadmap For America's Future': [link to www.americanroadmap.org]
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06/14/2009 05:19 AM
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Midshipman do not wear swords, Brigade level do...
check when cheny did ceremony, no swords
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06/14/2009 05:29 AM
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[link to forums.military.com]

These fucking lies are so easy to track.... damn librul media
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06/14/2009 06:12 AM
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Zeta's right again!
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06/18/2009 01:37 PM
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Hi!

Seems that it isnít true

The US Navy donít actually wear swords these days...
[link to www.snopes.com]


There probably isnít a USN standard issue umbrella either Ė I know in the Royal Navy they tend not to carry umbrellas
:o)
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06/18/2009 01:47 PM
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What do you expect from the Washington Times and their ilk.

Prior to the Bush administration they had NO credibility, and now that the Bush insiders are outside, they have none again!
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06/18/2009 10:05 PM
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Full dress White is clear...


This is VERY bad...VERY bad...and it concerns me that he had them do this at his REQUEST in opposition to Regs


BAD



Strong signal sent here...


take the teleprompter away from Obama Barack and see how it goes...


This is far worst than most would get-a bad foreshaodowing and I am not naysaying real peace either...


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