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10:44 PM on 03/11/2013
President Obama recently announced that due to the ssequester, instead of the regular Air Shows, the Joint Chiefs of Staff will run around the airstrip with their arms outstretched, and making airplane sounds.
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mmcghayes
11:03 PM on 03/11/2013
good---that's all they are worth
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Bills Catz
Don't believe everything you think.
11:40 PM on 03/11/2013
I like it! Can we get a few from the DoD and Pentagon to make it a three-ring circus? =) Just like playing soldiers and cowboys back in 1st grade...
10:41 PM on 03/11/2013
Can they just use regular smoke instead of red, white & blue smoke?
10:40 PM on 03/11/2013
OMG! Not the Air Shows! Ok, we give up. We'll do anything you ask. Just please, don't touch the Air shows. We'll never survive.
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Becon Anonymous
Free markets and free people.
10:23 PM on 03/11/2013
More Washington Monument syndrome. Axing the most popular and public programs first in an attempt to reverse the cuts.
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Bills Catz
Don't believe everything you think.
11:42 PM on 03/11/2013
Very soon after the blustering about air travel failed to gather the required amount of panic...
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Karissa36
Saving lost boys and fighting pirates.
10:17 PM on 03/11/2013
Cry me a river. Not. The military is not in show business or designed to promote tourism.
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10:47 PM on 03/11/2013
An yet many of your kind look to the military as a college education. Funny...
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Bills Catz
Don't believe everything you think.
11:44 PM on 03/11/2013
What "YOUR KIND" are you referring to, Benson. C'mon stand up and represent what you honestly mean about "YOUR KIND."
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novelist2000
veritas non olet
01:33 AM on 03/12/2013
sorry, but you overlooked the 'recruitment tool' in the article.

Otherwise I agree with you and some of the other posters (e.g school lunches). Life is full of phases where priorities need to be adjusted. Always a learnng curve, but c'est la vie.
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IndependentRule
There are two many Parties in Washington..
10:11 PM on 03/11/2013
and a whopping $18,000 was saved stopping WH tours,.....Oh no what will we do without these things?
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pumor
Question your assumptions...
10:07 PM on 03/11/2013
"On the South Carolina coast, the April 27-28 air show hosted by Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort remains on track – at least for now. Chief organizer Ivey Liipfert said "there's still some time to hold out hope."

More than 100,000 spectators swarm into Beaufort, a city of 12,400, for the air show. Surveys indicate more than a third of the crowd travels more than 50 miles to see it, and many spectators stay for more than three days. Liipfert said without the Blue Angels, it's possible the show would be canceled."

Please. Don't feel too sorry for Beaufort, SC. The rest of the story is that Beaufort is the home to Parris Island Recruit Depot. That's 17,000 recruits and 39 graduations a year. If they were to cancel the air show here, it would not break the local economy. If they closed Parris Island, it would.
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WowFolksAreDumb
09:54 PM on 03/11/2013
I know nobody knows this (because I didn't until I witnessed it), but in all earnest, the Blue Angels are a bunch of egotistical showboats who don't care about anyone but themselves.

I was at an air show in Anchorage, Alaska at Elmendorf AFB for an air show by both local pilots and the feature act, the Blue Angels. The show was a three-day event, but the first day was only for special needs and grant-wished children. You know, the sort of kids who no longer have hair and/or are confined to wheelchairs because of nasty chemo treatments and other debilitating conditions: children suffering from chronic ailments.

Local pilots had an amazing showing with their small craft. Then the Blue Angels come out. First of all, not all of the Blue Angels fly every time. Every show has one guy on the ground announcing the show. This guy is 10 feet away from stands full of kids (on the first day of the show, the day for special needs children) waving little plastic toy jets at this Blue Angel pilot, with felt-markers: they want a real-life hero to sign their toy jets.

It would have made the day or the YEAR for these special needs kids, but the Blue Angel pilot on the ground could not be bothered to sign these kids' jets. He stood there for 40 minutes, not doing anything after he sent the kids away.
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01:36 AM on 03/12/2013
Yikes.
lucy88
No Sponge Bob's
09:49 PM on 03/11/2013
Another shining example of mobama doesn't know what he is doing. Barry has fired more CO's in the Navy and reduced the number of ships then any one else in history. That and the fact he is trying to social engineer the military, none of this should be a surprise. Add to the mess he is a draft dodger who spend his time spending other people's money. What we have here is a big giant dog mess, that he made LOL :-)
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mmcghayes
11:06 PM on 03/11/2013
They should be fired====they are all lazy fools---playing hero
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Deeliberate
11:08 PM on 03/11/2013
Obama "is a draft dodger"? What draft did he dodge, dear?
Get help.
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Bills Catz
Don't believe everything you think.
11:45 PM on 03/11/2013
Now Van Halen, he's a real draft-dodger, the genuine article...
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Hagia
What fresh hell is this?
09:47 PM on 03/11/2013
Good cut of something frivolous and unnecessary.
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09:47 PM on 03/11/2013
Why cancel air shows? We could have Boehner and some tea baggers put on blue capes and run around on the runway making jet noises.
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Sawyer116
11:17 PM on 03/11/2013
The Tea Bags already have the red, white and blue capes...well, some of them just have white robes and pointed hoods, but they can improvise.
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WSAY
Res ipsa loquitur
09:47 PM on 03/11/2013
Good! Lives will now be saved.
09:32 PM on 03/11/2013
Maybe something good will come out of this...this cut gives me hope.
09:22 PM on 03/11/2013
It is time to VOTE out all up coming GOP for relection . And put in new fresh idea for our country. Now my kids can't see any more air show or any other etc.

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lucy88
No Sponge Bob's
09:42 PM on 03/11/2013
its all about the me, do u know how small u sound? You can thank Barry for this made up mess.
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WowFolksAreDumb
09:58 PM on 03/11/2013
Riiight, except it was Paul Ryan who has been cheerleading for the Sequester strategy since 2004.
09:59 PM on 03/11/2013
Except that it wasn't the president OR Democrats who have been howling about "the debt we are leaving to our children" for the past few years, or calling for a government "small enough to drown in a bathtub." Republicans are the ones who wanted cuts, cuts, and cuts. Now we got them.
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oldstuff
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09:12 PM on 03/11/2013
Those things are a cuffing waste of money with an occasional tragedy thrown in. Sequester away!