Enjoy Your Vacation Mr. President

Memorial Day is next Monday. It is a day to remember and honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service of this nation. It is tradition that a wreath is laid at the memorial in Arlington each year .

I started quite the rant earlier this evening about how Pres. Obama is not going to be laying the wreath at Arlington on Memorial Day so he can go to Chicago and have a vacation.

I was infuriated when I read Pres. Obama was going to a family get together rather than Honor our Fallen as Commander and Chief. My first thought was “unforgivable”. Now I know he will not be the first President to not attend the wreath laying. But others had reasons that were not “vacations”. Then I thought about Pres. Obama’s treatment of our troops and it occurred to me that if he does lay the wreath it will be play acting as he has no gratitude for those who it is laid in Honor of. It would be fake and I don’t want that wreath laid for my son and his brothers and sisters by someone who so obviously despises everything my son stood for and died for.

Pres. Obama’s loathing of our troops has been evident from the very beginning of his presidency when he was the First President to skip the Inauguration night ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in over 50 years. Then there was his punishment of Gen. Stanly McChyrstal for publicly outing the fact he had ignored our Military commanders request for more troops in Afghanistan by making them wait months for an answer which was simple. That cost more lives than we probably know. Then there is the treasonous Rules of Engagement imposed on our troops.

It would be the greats Honor of my life to lay that wreath. I would be humbled to simply attend the service. But you see I love those men. I may not know their names but I know them. They are my son’s brothers and they stood and died for the same Love of Nation he did.

Enjoy your vacation Mr. President. Someday I hope you realize you are free to do so because of the men you refuse to honor.In the meantime I am glad someone with an ounce of respect for our troops is laying the Wreath at Arlington this Memorial Day.

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THANK YOU to those who lay in peace now..  Thank you so very much my dear sons and daughters

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40 Responses to Enjoy Your Vacation Mr. President

  1. Janice May 25, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    You got it exactly right! This man does not love or respect our military, so let him go on vacation, and we will love and honor our heroes and totally ignore him and his horrible behavior. Memorial Day is a day to honor heroes not reward the bad behavior of a heartless, ungrateful president.

  2. Fozzy May 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    With a President like this.. who NEEDS the radical Muslims?

  3. Joanna (jmo23) May 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    Hi Knottie! I’m glad you linked this in the SRS chat. I agree with everything you said and as someone who currently has a sister serving in Afghanistan, it makes me physically ill on how much contempt and disregard that this President has for our troops and the fallen..but again it doesn’t surprise me.

    The man has no shame.

  4. Gwen May 26, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    I agree. My brother served in the military and if not for a medical condition I would have too. I would not want that man to lay a bug near my grave when I die.

  5. ChrisIsRIGHT May 26, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    I think you have the correct take on it. Clinton attended all 8 Memorial Days while he was in office. Bush, Jr. attended 7. The one he missed? He as at Normandy, honoring those who fell in WWII.

    Obama has no love for this country. He serves solely for the personal sense of power the office affords him. Consequently, the lives lost in service of this country mean nothing to him.

    The soil would probably smoke under his feet were he to tread on such hallowed ground. We’re better off without him, and so are our fallen heroes.

  6. LeeAnn May 26, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    He’s a waste of skin and oxygen, both as a president and as an alleged human being.
    Btw, back at the Homestead where I recently visited, the local titty bar has a big “countdown days to Obama-free’ sign out front. It turned out I had gone to school with the owner, who said attendance had been up by 75% since he put the sign out, not to mention tips for the girlies.

  7. Nate May 26, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Why the fake outrage with the article? Other Presidents, such as Reagan and Bush #1 have had others lay the wreath on Memorial Day. Why act like this is the only time its ever happened? Is it not ok to honor veterans at another national cemetary as well? Why does Arlington cover all veterans more so than another cemetary?

  8. youpeoplemakemesick May 26, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    You did’t seem to mind when Reagan and both Bush 1 & 2 didn’t go to Arlington…hmmm

    P.S he is the first President to walk Section 61 at Arlington and greet our kids coming home to dover

  9. youpeoplemakemesick May 26, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    He’s marking Memorial Day with a visit to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery .

  10. youpeoplemakemesick May 26, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    you have no fucking shame do you

  11. adn May 26, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    sorry about be rude in my other comments , it just makes me sad to read these comments when i know it’s not true


    take care

  12. Knottie May 26, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    I’ve read that.. you want to read the one from the families who Obama tried to justify releasing the men who murdered their sons? Or how about the letter from the men who lost 8 of their fellow Marines in Afghan because Obama imposed stupid rules of engagement that wouldn’t allow them to get help when their FOB was over ran?

  13. Knottie May 26, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    That is not completely true. Pres Bush greeted sons home at Dover. That is a fact..he did it without cameras because he did out of respect not for a photo op. And I know at lest 3 families who spoke with Pres and Mrs Bush in section 61.

    And Yes I know other Presidents have missed Memorial Day at Arlington ( for very good reason not vacations) but also they never shit upon our troops and their families the way this man has.

  14. Julie Weathers May 26, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Nate and youpeoplemakemesick. Go away and play somewhere else. Angelia has paid the price for her beliefs and while her son died for your right to say what you want, you can show some damned respect and go run your mouths elsewhere.

    Bush met many of the fallen soldiers at Dover, he just didn’t make a photo op out of it like this limelight sucking pos does. If my son had been wounded or worse, I would have sent explicit instructions for no cameras, no press, and no frigging phonies lapping up attention.

    Obama’s reason for not attending? He had to fulfill a campaign promise to return to Chicago and visit. Especially in a time of war, it’s good to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Personally, while it just goes further to show his lack of respect for the military, I’m glad the phony won’t be there.

    Remember how he broke the news to the nation about the Ft. Hood massacre? Laughs, jokes, shout outs and pats on the back and then, oh, by the way some soldiers got killed.

  15. wel May 26, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    ADN, Your article, the author is a journalist? Looks like a set up to me, just like all his fainting supporters and prepared questions.

    He’s the Commander and Chief of the USA and his first responsibility is to those he (pretends) to lead. Our rules of engagement imposed on our troops in the Middle East are giving the upper hand to the enemy. This man continues to disgrace the office and this nation. I’ll respect him only after he starts to respect this country and the responsiblities the Office of POTUS means and holds.

    He’s no man he’s has not earned the respect of foreign nations. Even the French!! have called him a wimp. Castro, Putin, Chavez, Achmadinajhad and Kim Ilsun laugh at him. North Korea isn’t afraid of him look at their actions this week alone.

    My son is an Officer in the Marines, I hope he man’s up soon. My son’s life could depend on it.

  16. Fozzy May 26, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    “youpeoplemakemesick”.. I find the use of the term “our kids” very offensive since I have this grand and glorious hunch that you have no kids and would be at the airport spitting on them if they did. The fact that this POS president is going to visit Abe Lincoln is because he’s trying to BE like several other former great presidents. The sad fact is that he’s like none of the others and will go down in history as a darker, more worthless version of Jimmy Carter

  17. adn May 26, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    you guys are nuts and stuck in fucked up world view

  18. adn May 26, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    what is wrong with you people

  19. adn May 26, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    and no bush never went go to section 60 .not once.

  20. Julie Weathers May 26, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    ADN and you know this how?

  21. USMCWIFE8999 May 26, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Well reading all the “comments” by the libtards I would have to say they know not what they say…remember they voted for the guy so we should expect that they live in another realm..not one of this world or they would never have voted for a man with no real vision of what it means to be an American. Bush spent many hours at Walter Reed (never allowed it to be photographed) I know this because I have heard the stories from the Marines themselves. I know he has been to Dover since he was there when I friend came home to his final duty station, but I really don’t think I need to convince those that have no idea what it is like to live your life in honor of an idea that they don’t understand and would never serve to protect or die for. Most of these people are more willing to fight to keep an illegal in this country than to honor a soldier that would die for them. So all I can say to those that feel the need to “protect” this president from the truth is , “move along now, I am sure you have some unicorns to tend to in that perfect fantasy world you live in. And no need to worry, your being protected by those men and women better than yourself”…love you Knottie..you know it.

  22. Renee May 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    I see no reason to say hurtful things back to people that say hurtful things first. My father served his country with honor and dignity and I will forever be in awe of him. I was there when he returned from Vietnam only to have a lady spit in his face and call him names and for this wonderful soldier to only reply to her , ma’am if you don’t mind may I go and see my children that I have not seen in over a year while I was busy defending your right to do what you just did? To me that says it all about our brave men and women that serve and protect this wonderful country. So for me there will be no harsh, hurtful words in reply to those who are using their hard fought for right to say these things. Simply put, God bless you and I salute all our veterans and all our current military personnel. Your reward is truly waiting for you in heaven.

  23. Ed O'Dwyer May 26, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Some should just admit they hate the President and leave it at that. Making things up to justify their negative feelings doesn’t do anyone any good. President Reagan and Both President Bushes found it necessary to be elsewhere on Memorial Day and so could not be at Arlington. I’m sure they would if they could. President W. Bush caught hell for missing it from the right wing and so this tempest in a tea kettle is not unexpected. I have family buried in Arlington and nephews serving in the Armed Forces. Let’s try to remember those who gave their lives and stop this bickering about where the President has to be on a certain day. Most people will not even think about the day other than to have a BBQ and drink beer. There will be the Memorial Day Sales and life goes on. Worry about where you will spend Memorial Day and stop looking for reasons to have an argument. I will be serving with my BDE at a ceremony on that day. Thank you, Veterans everywhere.

  24. Knottie May 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    Let’s See Pres. Reagan was at the Economic Summit when he missed the laying of the wreath. Pres G W Bush was at Normandy honoring our Fallen there when he missed laying the wreath at Arlington and President George H.W. Bush attended a wreath-laying ceremony and made brief remarks at an American Legion hall in Maine upon accepting their invitation.

    None of those 3 ever crapped on our military the way this president does.. and No I don’t like him. He is an embarrassment at best

  25. pete May 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    i really do think people need to open their eyes to the agenda that pos Obama has.from his actions i do not believe he wants this nation to move forward in any manner that is good for freedom.from saying he would end the war in 18 months,he just moved the theater to Afghanistan,THEN did not provide the troops that was asked for by the people fighting the war,told them he needed to think about it.Well that got more of the troops killed.
    he even cancelled the space program,HELLO is anyone paying attention ?if you are you should be OUTRAGED AND PISSED OFF! WHAT THE HELL HAPPENING is everyone on crack ?

  26. Julie Weathers May 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    Ed, so glad you will be doing something noble while the rest of us BBQ and drink beer. How, exactly, do you know what we will be doing?

    No one needs to make excuses for this pos in the oval office. He globe trotted around the world like a ditchdigger who had just won the lottery. His excuse for using the taxpayer money for it was so he could tell the world what a bunch of bastards Americans are and he is ashamed and sorry for what we’ve done.

    My son went to an area that hadn’t seen any action in three years to speak of. New rules of engagement and all of a sudden they are getting blown up right and left. The unit that replaced them lost six men in the first six months they were there. All our glorious govt cares about now is, “What can we do to make the world love us? Oh, sending convoys on remote roads with no security will be great because villagers won’t have to put up with their dust. Nah, no one minds if our soldiers get killed. The world will respect us and love us and I’ll go down and the president who loved the world and the world loved me back.”

    Maybe there’s a reason some of us have no respect for him. Our son’s and daughter’s lives are not political fodder for the world.

  27. Stu Strickler May 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Obama is not a Veteran. He has no clue about appreciation for fallen heros.

  28. David May 27, 2010 at 2:00 am #

    I was unable to serve for medical reasons , if had been able to, I would have been a Marine ! I used to stand with my father in my scout uniform every Memorial Day in one of the major cemetaries that had a tomb for the unknown soldier !I am an American , born and raised , I Love my country , always have, always will ! As far as I am concerned the Pres. is going to Abraham Lincoln NT’L Cemetary, the Pres. who started the NT’L Cem’s, and our VP will be at Arlington ! And I am fine with that !! Enough Said , I don’t believe in liable and Slander ! Even though we have the right to say what ever we please! Oh and my gramps was in WW1, Pops was in WW2 , and Uncle was in the Korean conflict ,and had my Bro , and 2 nephews served their time ! I was a member of the SAL in the legion !

  29. RVD May 27, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    I do not like this POTUS. He is arrogant, pompous, and his EGO leads him to believe he is above everyone else socially, politically, and morally. As a retired USAF Veteran I can honestly say I am glad Obama was not my Commander-in-Chief. Anyone can easily relate this to working for a boss that expects everything, but doesn’t provide the support necessary to accomplish your job.

    During my enlistment I lost 12 friends and co-workers from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in the Khobar Towers bombing. I felt pain I had never realized before. I met their families at the 12 memorials held, and the 11 burials that followed. Two of them were such good friends their families decided to share the same burial ceremony. Knottie, I appreciate your sacrifices, and the ultimate sacrifice your Son paid, in defending our freedom, while doing it in the name of a thankless administration. I served 23 years listening to the same thankless babble some people feel they have to dishonor our military with.

    It’s not a matter of where Obama chooses to honor our fallen Brothers and Sisters, it’s a tradition, like any other tradition, that should not be looked at as an obligation but an honor. Like any military deployment, parade, formation, wedding, funeral, birth, etc… It’s about being in the right place at the right time no matter what else is happening in the world. It would be unthinkable for me, as a military member, to tell my Commander I couldn’t deploy to the Middle East because I made a promise to visit my family in Chicago. I am not downplaying his visit to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. It is a great honor to be memorialized at a Veteran’s final resting place. But again, it is a time honored tradition for the Commander-in-Chief to pay his respects at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. It’s about being in the right place at the right time. Remember our Veterans and POW/MIA/KIA. Lest They Be Forgotten.

  30. Carl M. Dozier May 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Knottie, I found you today through my friend Mickey. We agree 200 % in fact and substance. I’d suggest you delete and block Nate,youpeoplemakemesick, and those who are vulgar and hateful…they don’t need the space.

    I posted my remarks about the POTUS on my FB and the VFW page…

    He’s a disgrace to our nation…

    Sorry for the loss of your son, so many of our best are required to water the tree of liberty. My son Jon was killed on 09 JAN 2008. God Bless

  31. Knottie May 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Carl, I allow and leave those comments so others understand the mentality we face.

  32. wel May 28, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    ADN, Your use of profanity shows 2 things,

    1. Your feable mind can’t express itself in an intelligent and mature manner.

    2. You have no argument so you can only resort to name calling and foul language.

  33. Michael May 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    As a former Air Force officer, from a long family of armed servicemen, I think this is a joke. No, not the fact that Obama chose to make a speech at a different place than Arlington and has Biden go in his place, but the article itself.

    Which is worse, starting a war in Iraq, one where I lost friends and loved ones, under the guise that Saddam was in kahoots with Al Qaeda, or the man who is in the process of bringing our troops home? Who is the real person who cares for the troops?

    Seriously people, stop drinking the red jungle juice because you are the ones being duped. I remember when people claimed Murtha was unAmerican, when Max Cleeland was supporting terrorism all because of politics, and you people soak it up because why? It was what you were taught? To hate people with a different opinion? I think you really need to rethink your belief system if that is where you stand.

  34. Michael May 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm #


    Bush I was on vacation in Kennebunkport 3 out of the 4 years, and NEVER attended a ceremony. Do you think he crapped on the troops too?


  35. Knottie May 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    We weren’t at war and snopes is notoriously inaccurate

  36. KG May 29, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Knottie and Carl,

    On this Memorial Day weekend my thoughts and prayers are with you both and your sons. God Bless you for their service and your sacrifice.

    As the mom of a Marine twice deployed, I am fiercely protective of our troops. I am also very disappointed in Mr. Obama, especially with his decisions (or lack thereof) concerning our troops.

    I am also disappointed with our news broadcasters, that with the many troops dying recently the American people are not made aware of their sacrifices. The Dod casualty notices continue almost daily but America does not realize what is happening.

    I can appreciate everyone having a difference of opinion with regards to our current President and our past President. What I wish is that there could be a reasonable and sensible debate instead of all this name calling and accusatory language. Because I may not agree with your position (Michael, ADN, youpeoplemakemesick) does not mean I am stupid, or haven’t done my research. Just because I do not agree with your opinion does not mean I am drinking the jungle juice. I certainly hope those of you who have made these statements have done your research and looked at all sides of the stories and formed your opinions based on knowledge, and not just because you are following the crowd of liberals.

    On this Memorial Weekend I would like to offer my prayers and support to our troops and their families as well as all of our Gold Star families. This will be the fourth Memorial Day Weekend, following four Christmases, four New Years, four Fourth of Julys, four Thanksgivings, four Mother’s Days, and four birthdays that my family has celebrated without the presence of my Marine son. I am ever thankful he still walks this earth and look forward to the day he will be home with us. Thank God!

  37. Diane May 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    And, Michelle’s just as bad. She was invited to attend an event in Charlotte, called Charlotte “Get Your Move On!” to promote the health of kids and to further her intiative to help kids, and she turned Charlotte down, bc of honoring Paul McCartney, no less. If she truly cared about the health of our kids, wouldn’t she make this city’s “all out cry for a change,” a priority? Charlotte is doing what all cities should be doing–promoting health for kids.

  38. Lynda May 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Prayers for you and for your son, may he rest in peace. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

    Proud Marine Mom

  39. confused May 31, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    When the images of Mr. Obama bowing to foriegn royalty emerged, The White House justified it by saying that was proper protocol for the location. Why does US protocols such as placing the right hand over the heart during the raising of the flag or the playing of our national anthem and going to “our nations holiest shrine” on Memorial Day to honor the fallen not deserve the same adherance?

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