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Date: 05/22/13 01:21 PM

44 Responses to Campaigning Vs Having The Job [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    Link: Campaigning Vs Having The Job - He called in the Marines Umbrella Division.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Read that that goes against Marine code not sure Whodat could probably tell ya.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    that`s drated up.....it was barely even raining and he makes a country hero break protocol so he won`t melt....bullpoo.
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    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Jesus, will people stop going on about this? I don`t give a poo about Obama one way or the other, but it`s just an umbrella. They`re not forming a human pyramid of underprivileged children over his head to keep him dry.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    @ilove the PRESIDENT MADE THE MARINE BREAK PROTOCOL....that`s drated up...jus sayin
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    It is, but apparently when you`re part of the presidential detail they say it`s all part of your duty.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    iLove-"it`s just an umbrella"

    No, it`s just a(nother) demonstration of the contempt he holds for this nation`s service members.

    Also, per Marine Corps uniform regulations, male marines are not allowed to carry or use umbrellas while in uniform.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    You can read through the USMC uniform regs if you really want to but here it is in a nutshell...

    Male Marines aren`t permitted to carry an umbrella in uniform, period. Female Marines may carry an "all-black plain standard or collapsible umbrella" in their service or dress uniforms only, not cammies. The umbrella has to be carried in the left hand so your right hand is free to salute, an umbrella can never be carried while in formation.

    But, according to Title 10 of USMC Composition & Functions

    "The Marine Corps... shall perform such other duties as the President may direct. However, these duties may not detract from or interfere with the operations for wh
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    "No, it`s just a(nother) demonstration of the contempt he holds for this nation`s service members."


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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    MeGrendel

    "No, it`s just a(nother) demonstration of the contempt he holds for this nation`s service members."

    + WHodat6484`s images

    =

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    Also, as stated in the USMC uniform regs...

    "The Commandant or higher authority can authorize articles that are not authorized for wear as part of the uniform regulations."

    The President is the Commander in Chief, therefore those Marines are authorized to hold those umbrellas as requested.

    Once again, a case of the right making a mountain out of a mole hill.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    Yea... gonna go ahead and side with the liberals on this one - as well as anyone else who thinks this is a non-issue.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6753 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm
    HumanAction

    "Yea... gonna go ahead and side with the liberals on this one - as well as anyone else who thinks this is a non-issue."

    Thank sweet baby Jesus. I was starting to feel like I was losing my mind.

    When this "story" first started I thought it was an Onion or SNL parody making fun of Republicans for trying to turn ANYTHING into a scandal. Then it turned out it really was Republicans trying to turn it into a scandal.

    HAHAHA Holy S.hit.

    I despised almost everything Bush did or said on a cellular level but it would never occur to me to get mad about him having someone hold an umbrella for him while it rained.

    Get a f.ucking grip people. The muslim socialist foreigner negro who wants to destroy america will be gone soon.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Whodat6484

    "Once again, a case of the right making a mountain out of a mole hill."

    Not even a mole hill. The little tiny bump of sand in the mole foot print at best. ;)

    Oh well. Keep it up righties. The more you look ridiculous over s.hit like this the more my generation and the next want no association with you whatsoever. Better hope they find the cure for aging soon because otherwise the Republican party is literally dying off in the next 20 years.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Methinks it was just a joke, and not a "liberals are evil" comment. At least not until it came to IAB.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    ERMAHRGERD! Obama is the deebil!!!

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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    whodat6484-"But, according to Title 10 of USMC Composition & Functions"

    I stand corrected.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    This response from a Marine is simply hilarious. Warning said marine sounds like...well a Marine. XD
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    Excellent stuff, QueenZira! The quotes in there from the Marine were outstanding. And rather clearly-stated. :-)
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    @QueenZira - HAHAHAHAHA!!! Yup, I can definitely confirm that whoever wrote that is, in fact, a Marine! That was one of the funniest things I`ve read in a long time, Semper Fi!
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    I know, I love it don`t you? I don`t know how anyone could possibly stand under that kind of verbal withering fire in person!!!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    This was actually a thing? Repubs were seriously trying to say Obama was humiliating marines? It`s so ridiculous, I thought it was just supposed to be a joke. That`s just sad.
  23. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6753 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    QueenZira

    "puke-scented twats"

    I`m officially trying to incorporate this into at least one conversation per day now.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    Let`s see:
    -"Corpse"-man.
    -Treats Military Vets to lunch, leaves without paying.
    -Tried to restrict military votes.
    -“victory is not the goal.”
    -Considers deaths of those who have served as `not optimal` and mere `bumps in the road`.
    -"our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today"
    -Calls terrorist attack on our soldiers `workplace violence`, denying the wounded purple hearts.
    -endangered the lives of special forces by exposing their identities for political gain
    -Sends personal letter of condolance to family of rapper Heavy D, but form letter to families of fallen Seals.
    -"Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back" (he recieved it posthumously)
    -Obama cut soldier combat pay.

    Nope, the contempt charge is accurate.
  25. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6753 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    MeGrendel

    You are trotting out baseless talking points without checking the facts bub.

    "corpse men"
    Yes he mispronounced something in a teleprompter.

    "Treats Military Vets to lunch, leaves without paying."
    The president doesn`t actually pay for anything. His people do. Someone forgot to. The bill was taken care of when it was brought to their attention.

    "Tried to restrict military votes."
    NOPE. Just tried to eliminate their newly given special privileges so that all early voters had the same rights.

    "victory is not the goal"
    Didn`t say that. Watch the video.

    I had to looks some of these up because I`ve never heard of them before. This is the kind of ticky tack bulls.hit, non-issues that only exist in the conservative bubble desperate for ANYTHING (like an umbrella) they can throw at the president.



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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    "Obama cut soldier combat pay."

    False. The way combat pay was before, you got paid for the whole month regardless of how long you were there. Say your deployment was up and you headed back to the states on June 3rd, you`d get combat pay for the whole month of June. Under the new system, it`s prorated so you`d get combat pay for those 3 days instead of the whole month.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2779 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    he looks damn proud to be holding that umbrella.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    With all due respect, whether your a D or an R is irrelevant - Obama should be holding the umbrella for the Marine.
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    Gauddith Female 18-29
    231 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    @Robthelurker
    You know he is, there is no greater honor for a person serving in the military then to offer assistance to the president.

    To anyone saying otherwise, as long as the command is given, and it was given by his officer, you do that job like you`re saving the planet.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    @fancythat

    Because that makes so much sense...
  31. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm
    Whodat, your explanation just proved the statement true, not false.
  32. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    whodat6484-"Under the new system, it`s prorated so you`d get combat pay for those 3 days instead of the whole month."

    Prorated = less pay.

    Less pay = cut.

    If I had meant eliminated, I would have said eliminated.

    He cut their combat pay.
  33. Profile photo of deyv87
    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    Oh teh noes, someone held an umbrella for the president. It`s kind of a thing that happens.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm
    I guess the difference is that there`s a white man holding an umbrella for a black man in this case.

    oops.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    Saying "Obama cut combat pay" insinuates that it was done away with all together.

    Funny that you think that it`s f*cked up that it was prorated so they`re paid for only the days they are actually in a combat zone yet none of you cared when a Senate Republican blocked a cost of living increase to disabled veterans, or a veterans jobs bill.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1927 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Nobody thinks PBO should be run out of town faster than me but it`s an umbrella. If there`s a problem move to his right and hold the damn thing with your left hand. Dumb ass or not he`s still the president and a fellow human being so just give then man some cover so he can do his thing.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    Bull$#!+. He`s never stopped campaigning.
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    DinVen Male 30-39
    390 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 12:09 am
    How rude, he should have been drenched! Also the president of the USA should rescind his car and Air Force One. Then solely rely on bikes and public transportation for getting around. Why must the president have people helping him with menial tasks? It´s so unfair!
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2013 at 1:08 am
    goddammit i wish i had a decent pc, video editing skills and a bunch of tape off obama and marine + umbrella .
    This song +obama saying thank you to marine for keeping him dry
  40. Profile photo of iLove
    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:45 am
    @MeGrendel

    No, it`s a minor thing that was blown way out of proportion. When he decides to start pulling active military personnel from front lines in battle to use them as a personal shield while he plays paintball, then maybe I`ll jump on your bandwagon.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:54 am
    My only issue with this, I think it`s a bit disrespectful having someone else hold an umbrella for you out of command. When I`m with someone I`m dating I`ll hold an umbrella over them but it`s a choice. If I was POTUS (I can`t because im a `dirty foreigner` Brit), I`d never have someone do this. I`d hold my own umbrella or talk in the rain.

    That said doesn`t mean he can`t be president or do good job or made a Marine break a code etc. It`s a non issue....
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    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:55 am
    @MrOrange

    "Why must the president have people helping him with menial tasks? It´s so unfair!"

    Like or hate Obama, being President is not an easy job and anyone who actually believes otherwise is an idiot. He did the campaigning, he got the votes, he`s now in charge of running a country (no I don`t care if you think he`s doing a good job or not). I see no harm whatsoever in a couple of minor job perks like a damn umbrella in the rain or a luxury vehicle. Like any high earning businessman wouldn`t indulge in the same. Not to mention that half the reason for the jet, etc... is security. Imagine the President taking a commercial airliner for his trips, the inconvenience it would cause to anyone else on that flight and the ridiculous amounts of security and delays. Sure, let`s put him on a public bus. That won`t cause any problems at all!
  43. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    6170 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 6:27 am
    whodat6484-"Saying "Obama cut combat pay" insinuates that it was done away with all together. "

    No, saying "Obama cut combat pay" states that Obama cut combat pay.

    A cut in pay = a pay cut = obama cut combat pay.

    I realize this entire `reading comprehension` thing is new to you....
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 7:50 am
    Combat umbrellamen.

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