Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients [Jonn]

| January 21, 2009

According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations).

Some background on the ball;

The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.

Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

So where was our new President instead of honoring Medal of Honor recipients who by some miracle are still alive? According to Huffington Post, this was his schedule for Inaugural celebrations;

Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls:

_ Neighborhood Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Obama Home States (Illinois and Hawaii) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Biden Home States (Pennsylvania and Delaware) Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Midwest Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Western Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center.

_ Commander in Chief’s Ball at the National Building Museum.

_ Southern Inaugural Ball at the National Guard Armory.

_ Eastern Inaugural Ball at Union Station.

_ Youth Inaugural Ball at the Washington Hilton.

Unofficial balls include:

_ Congressional Black Caucus Inaugural Ball at the Capitol Hilton.

_ Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center for the Arts.

_ Recording Industry Association of America’s ball for Feeding America.

_ BET’s Inaugural Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

_ Africa on the Potomac inaugural celebration at Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

_ American Music Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

_ Inaugural Purple Ball at the Fairmont Hotel.

_ Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Ball at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.

_ Inaugural Peace Ball at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

_ Impact Film Fund ball.

Mr. Wolf from Blackfive sends along this link to which Inaugural Balls Obama actually attended last night.

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  1. airborne injun says:


  2. Ray says:


    I bow to no man or party, You can BOHICA if you want to… but don’t be disappointed if “The One” doesn’t even give you a courtesy reach around.

  3. Furious says:

    Joe Momma, Moe Bomma, Jobama, or what ever it is. Just because that guy, taking up residence in the White House, may be the president I owe him no respect, nor will I bow and when he drives our beautiful country into the ground then we’ll see how ready you are to bow. It will be very interesting to see, by the end of this year, how many of his worshipers are willing to admit they voted that guy in.

    I will bow to all our military, past and present. It’s not much but I thank each and everyone of you.

  4. Adirondack Patriot says:

    Obama was there. He just never made it INSIDE.

    After two hours of trying to find a doorknob, the Secret Service explained to THE SMARTEST PRESIDENT EVER that it was a window and not a door.

    He promptly retreated to the limosine, where he smartly struck his head and lost consciousness. Rahm Emanuel eventually revived him by waving $100 bills in “economic stimulus” under his nose.

  5. mahiya says:

    Soldiers get paid to go to war and kill if necessary. Do not try to make a big deal out of your job. You made a choice, to shoot people and to get shot at, i respect that. What i don’t respect is the fact that you are an idiot following a moron who does not have the brains to think rationally. You are risking your life and fighting a war that belongs to a single family of oil rich bastards that could not settle their BUSINESS issues with f*ing Irakies. The worst part of it, is that you actually believe that you are serving your country. You have no idea that you are serving a MORON who happens to be your ex-president. I know you are pushing the limits of your under-developed brain cursing at me as you read this, but I also have seen enough to know that YOU CANNOT FIX STUPID. So i don’t blame you, I don’t expect much from you, just try to come back home safe…..

  6. LovesUSA says:

    Save your breath, the IDIOTS here who choose to believe this is “bogus” are the same type who, after voting, could not answer a single important question about the man they voted for. It has nothing to do with Truth or Fact for them. Read the blogs…they INVENT more asccomplishments for this idiot than you can shake a stick at. We will all have to learn what we are dealing with. As for his being the first President ever (since the inception of the Heros Ball in’53) to snub the Heros who served our country so valiantly as to win The MOH, as well as the hoards of paralyzed American Vets who waited for him in vain…What CAN be said? He had time to boogie with the Rappers at the BET ball…I guess that states his priorities. Personally I feel that for BHO to be in he presence of a room full of such honerable and brave men would be akin to when they bring the HOLY Water out during an exorcism. Just lets not let this happen again.

  7. Noshoes says:

    Obama is an ass he smokes too much crack AND HE IS MAD AS A HATTER! Who the hell does he think he is destroying the country many of have fought for. When will he fight for this country? He is a PU@#y. Put me in a room alone with him for 5 minutes PLEASE?

  8. Noshoes says:

    Mahyia, I’m sure you believ the crap you are pushing, but, I have a 165 IQ, and in comparison with yours which is probably 105 I think there is little contest. Barak Obama is an idiot bent on controlling every minute aspect of your pitiful little life. Which, if he has his way, will be lived out in abject poverty, and ggod forbid you should ever have a serious illness once he gets his socialized medicine plan passed. He is claiming he is going to follow the model of Great Britain. Great Britain is dumping the plan! Why? Because it doesn’t work. He has no business how to run a business, how to do anything for that matter. Printing trillions of dollars to buy pay for these outrageous pie in the sky, hair-brained ideas! What the hell is that. This country is in debt now to the tune of 11 trillion dollars and going up every day. This is more than all the world all through history combined. He is completely insane and you had better wake up before the trucks pull up to your front door to take you away. The mark of the Beast is coming and you will probably be drooling in line to be one of the first to have it. Get your mind right, the Bible will tell you what to look for and you need to start looking now before it’s too late.

  9. Furious says:

    I am in a state of unbelief from a statement an Afro-American made on TV 6/25. For months I’ve wondered why Obama would want to destroy our nation, now it makes sense. Rev. Jesse said, Obama is a dangerious man. He hates the whites, especially the white male and wants to destroy him. The reasoning behind Obama’s plan to distribute the wealth, is to take it from the hard working white male and give it to the black population. Sounds like pay back/slave reversal to me.

    Latlely other Afro-Americans have also been speaking out against Obama. Hopefully, in the next four years others follow and whether white or black we can all unite to take our country back. If Obama hasn’t completely destroyed it, by then.

  10. Ray says:

    Everybody sing….

    “This is the post that never ends,
    Yes it goes on and on my friends,
    Somebody, started reading it
    not knowing what it was
    and they’ll continue reading it
    forever, just because…

    This is the post that never ends,
    Yes it goes on and on my friends………..”

  11. NHSparky says:

    BTTT. And why am I not surprised?

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    He doesn’t deserve to be among honorable men, anyway. Of course, that’s not the reason for the snub, but it works for me.

  13. NHSparky says:

    I look at it this way–these MEN, these HEROES, do not need to cater to the likes of a sniveling backstabber like Obama.

    This isn’t high school, where you invite the popular kid who hates you just to appear cool to the rest of the world. I’m sure they extended the invitation, Obama and his idiot sycophants gave them the finger, the organizers shrugged their collective shoulders and figured just as well.

    As it should be–eff him.

  14. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    It’s the height of the flu season. D.C. weather is heavily cloudy (appropriately gloomy, one might say). The windchill is in the low to mid 30s today. Perhaps there will be a cold rain. Conditions are not as bad as I had hoped but they’ll do. I especially like the fact that the sun will not shine today. (Gee, I’m such a meanster, ain’t I?)

  15. OWB says:

    Well said, AC.

  16. Ex-PH2 says:

    AirCav, I hope it rains on the parade. You aren’t the only meanster in the crowd.

  17. LD says:

    I guess this is what to expect from O Bama. He honors those that are important to him (Muslim Kings), but Medal of Honor doesn’t mean that much to him!