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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:03 PM

No dignitaries greet the President as he lands at Dobbins Air Force

Last edited Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:06 PM - Edit history (1)

Base in Georgia. Why?

UPDATE: Pics from the visit
http://www.ajc.com/gallery/news/local/president-obama-arriving-atlanta/g7yQ/#3113468

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Reply No dignitaries greet the President as he lands at Dobbins Air Force (Original post)
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 OP
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #1
leveymg Feb 2013 #2
Hoyt Feb 2013 #10
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
RedstDem Feb 2013 #4
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #7
Hoyt Feb 2013 #12
RebelOne Feb 2013 #15
LibertyLover Feb 2013 #5
Xithras Feb 2013 #6
Journeyman Feb 2013 #8
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #11
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #14
Journeyman Feb 2013 #16
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #9
tblue37 Feb 2013 #13
malaise Feb 2013 #30
sadbear Feb 2013 #17
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #18
kentauros Feb 2013 #19
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #21
kentauros Feb 2013 #24
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #25
kentauros Feb 2013 #26
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #27
kentauros Feb 2013 #28
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #29
kentauros Feb 2013 #31
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #32
kentauros Feb 2013 #33
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #35
kentauros Feb 2013 #38
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #34
mfcorey1 Feb 2013 #36
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #37
spanone Feb 2013 #20
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #22
Capt. Obvious Feb 2013 #23

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:05 PM

1. Probably because of some security threats we don't know about. nt

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:06 PM

2. Confederate Air Force Base?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:12 PM

10. LMAO Good one. He landed in an area not far from confederate/bigot compounds for sure.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:07 PM

3. There are few persons of dignity elected to office in Georgia.

The rest were probably masturbating to Ayn Rand.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:10 PM

4. Foutainhead

lol

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:23 PM

7. I could think of a few just off the top of my head:









Of course, not all of them are currently serving....

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:15 PM

12. I like Carter a bunch, but he was not that into "diversity" when governor and a legislator.


The other three, and Atlanta's current mayor are true dignitaries.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:50 PM

15. Atlanta's mayor is a Democrat. n/t

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:13 PM

5. The President may have requested

that his visit be treated quietly and that no dignitaries be inconvenienced by having to come out to greet this plane. It may be the result of a courteous gesture on the part of the President and no slight intended by the personnel of the base.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:19 PM

6. It's not that unusual

The President doesn't get a band and cadre of dignitaries every time his plane lands. The President is on a schedule, and it's not that uncommon for him to just get off the plane, get in the limo, and head off to wherever the destination may be.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:54 PM

8. I didn't vote for a monarch. Or an insecure simpleton like the last guy. . .

who had to have continual adulation to lend false credibility to a gravitas that was never there.

I'd just as soon the President go about the business we need him to do and avoid the sycophants and suck-ups who do nothing more than waste the day. Too many people too caught up in false formalities and the senseless trappings of office we as citizens of a democracy should shun rather than honor. The President is a citizen first, just like the rest of us, and though the office should command some measure of respect it should not require that we be obsequious.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:14 PM

11. hear, hear!

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:39 PM

14. Ummm! Now I know why your invitation is still circulating in the mail.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:51 PM

16. That's alright. I had a few of my employees attend in my place . . .

And personally, I'd prefer a return to the original format, where the Sergeant at Arms read the President's message and the content was the focus, not the applause sign.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:57 PM

9. Was there a red carpet, at least? (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:17 PM

13. If there's a red carpet, you have to have Joan Rivers screeching, "WHO ARE YOU WEARING?"" nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:36 PM

30. Getting up off the floor

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:55 PM

18. A Day Trip...

...the House and Senate are in session and Thursday is usually "voting" day (not that there's much worth voting on). This looks like a meet and greet...yep, a photo-op...more interested in the media coverage his speech will generate. I reckon the President will be back at the White House in time for dinner...just another day at the office.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

19. Where's my tomato-splat smilie when I need it?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1240220540

(That is, for the OP, not the President, for those unable to figure it out )

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Response to kentauros (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:08 PM

21. You are free to move elsewhere on the board.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:16 PM

24. I do,

and then I came back here. Although a pie-throwing smilie would work just as well. I'll have to make sure it's made with Georgia peaches

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Response to kentauros (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:37 PM

25. I guarantee you will be rewarded with something similar!!!!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:44 PM

26. FOOD FIGHT!!!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:49 PM

27. You lose!!!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:01 PM

28. Actually, everyone loses in a food fight.

Yet, they also win (free food thrown their way)

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Response to kentauros (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:29 PM

29. Watching you implode!!!! lol

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:44 PM

31. Moi?

I'm just having fun at your expense

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Response to kentauros (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:47 PM

32. No, your five minutes!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

33. It'll take longer than that for me to implode.

Do you have a few trillion years handy? You know, black holes consuming the universe and all that

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Response to kentauros (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:35 PM

35. Are you implying that you have staying power under the guise of stamina?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:31 PM

38. Yep!

Endurance, too!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

34. food fight

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #34)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:36 PM

36. Join us!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:50 PM

37. free food

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

20. cause there are no dignitaries in georgia.

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Response to spanone (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:10 PM

22. See Post 7. nt

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 PM

23. The King of Zmunda was busy

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