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2013-11-01 -Land of the Free
Obama snubs Gettysburg address 150th anniversary
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Posted by OldSpook 2013-11-01 12:26|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [723 views ]  Top

#1 Now, let's be fair - the prez gets to choose which activities he attends and he chose golf.
Posted by Bobby 2013-11-01 12:49||   2013-11-01 12:49|| Front Page Top

#2 Just as well he didn't show up. His presence would only besmirch a sacred ground.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-11-01 12:52||   2013-11-01 12:52|| Front Page Top

#3 Is Obama going to visit Dallas instead?

Careful...
Posted by OldSpook 2013-11-01 12:54||   2013-11-01 12:54|| Front Page Top

#4 It would be a great satisfaction to him, if the entire commemoration ceremony celebrating the 150th anniversary were cancelled, after all as a democrat, he is "uncomfortable" with the entire concept of emancipation,as it may give the serfs on the "democrat plantation" ideas.
Posted by Au Auric 2013-11-01 12:55||   2013-11-01 12:55|| Front Page Top

#5 President Kennedy was invited to speak at the 1963 ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the speech but opted to travel to Dallas instead, where he was fatally shot a few days later.
Posted by OldSpook 2013-11-01 12:57||   2013-11-01 12:57|| Front Page Top

#6 Abe didn't need a teleprompter now did he?
Posted by European Conservative 2013-11-01 13:10||   2013-11-01 13:10|| Front Page Top

#7 ...doesn't want to give any kind of positive acknowledgement to a Republican, I'll wager. It's all about the politics...
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-11-01 13:16||   2013-11-01 13:16|| Front Page Top

#8 It appears that the Plantation Party still holds malice.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-11-01 13:38||   2013-11-01 13:38|| Front Page Top

#9 Obama was quoted as saying "I never liked J. Paul Getty"
Posted by airandee 2013-11-01 13:48||   2013-11-01 13:48|| Front Page Top

#10 I'm glad he's not going. Gettysburg is sacred ground. He does not need to be among hero's and patriots. He needs to go hang out with the occupy crowd, they are more his speed.
Posted by 49 Pan 2013-11-01 14:38||   2013-11-01 14:38|| Front Page Top

#11 Probably the notion that whites fought and died to emancipate "his people" sticks in his craw.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-11-01 14:40||   2013-11-01 14:40|| Front Page Top

#12 "His people" are back in Kenya...

.. and quite possibly were the ones who originally enslaved and sold the slaves which eventually ended up in America (and other places).
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-11-01 14:50||   2013-11-01 14:50|| Front Page Top

#13 Word, CF.
Posted by Barbara 2013-11-01 15:39||   2013-11-01 15:39|| Front Page Top

#14 Abe didn't need a teleprompter now did he?

Abe didn't need anybody to tell him what to say either. He wrote the original Gettysburg Address himself on the back of an envelop while he was riding a train to Gettysburg. Now I wonder, how many speeches has Baraq actually written by himself?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-11-01 15:42||   2013-11-01 15:42|| Front Page Top

#15 I'm thinking of a number between -1 and 1.
Posted by Raj 2013-11-01 16:29||   2013-11-01 16:29|| Front Page Top

#16 Look at
Posted by irishrageboy 2013-11-01 16:42||   2013-11-01 16:42|| Front Page Top

#17 The Civil War does undermine the case for reparations.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2013-11-01 17:44||   2013-11-01 17:44|| Front Page Top

#18 No it don't. I am want mine for loss of the family salt works. NAO!
Posted by Shipman 2013-11-01 17:55||   2013-11-01 17:55|| Front Page Top

#19 Ship - I think Champ's just concerned about the reception committee
Posted by Matt 2013-11-01 18:24||   2013-11-01 18:24|| Front Page Top

#20 #6 and #14:

Abraham Lincoln was very careful about his speeches. For example, he had his Second Inaugural Address typed onto large sheets of paper, marked with the rhythm he wanted to use. If he had access to a Teleprompter, he'd have used it.

And the 'back of the envelope' myth is just that. He was much more careful in his prepared speeches. As his presidency went on, his impromptu speeches were rarer and rarer.
Posted by Eric Jablow  2013-11-01 19:10||   2013-11-01 19:10|| Front Page Top

#21 Slaves heading to North America would have come from West Africa. I doubt Kenya had anything to do with that trade. Perhaps into the middle east but I wouldn't think to North America.
Posted by rjschwarz 2013-11-01 20:55||   2013-11-01 20:55|| Front Page Top

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