Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by trickblue, May 3, 2009.
You know,I've also noticed the difference between salutes the commander in chief gives to the marine at the foot of the steps of marine one,and air force one. When Bush returned the marines salute,it was sharp and crisp. When Obama salutes,and that's when,cause I've seen film of him going up to the marine and instead of returning the salute,reach out his hand to shake the marines hand,it's a rather sloppy salute that sorta reminds me of a wave. Sorta like the kind of salute you would expect from Hawkeye Pierce or Trapper John in Mash.
If you stand quik enough...and long enough....you get to ask an "enchantment" type of question......
Check out that Swagga!
The circumstances seem a bit different, Obama's video looks like he was announced as he entered and Bush seemed to just show up out of nowhere.
They should have shown Bush more respect, but I'm sure somehow this is a condemnation against Obama.
I love how the guy close to the camera looks like he's about to stand up for a second, sees no one else is, adjusts his glasses and stays seated.
I'd have to see more of the context of the Bush incident. It could be something like he had already spoken to them earlier in the session then left and came back again, in which case there would be no need to stand.
Or maybe after years of having them stand he was polite enough to ask them not to when he enters.
Or maybe the media doesn't even try to hide their bias like the used to......
Maybe, just maybe, they don't give a crap anymore and just show their true colors, and are saying "that's right, we're uber-libs", and until YOU get on board, we'll just call you a bunch of "tea baggers"............
Maybe, just maybe, thats the answer................
Is this what you want the reason to be?
Would it irk you if there was nothing political about it?
Long, LONG clip but what we are looking for is in the 1st 20 seconds.
The half ***** attempts to stand up by some of the reporters? Is that what we're looking for?
So now were gonna argue the degree of the standing?
When the "they didn't stand" angle failed we have to move on to how much they were actually standing?
I know that you don't like the guy, but come on.
Frankly if you are going to return a salute you should learn how to do it RIGHT. Or don't bother= doing a sloppy salute is an insult to them.
You didn't know? The guy TOTALLY hates America.
You've never been in the Military, have you. Hell, most Officers have no idea how to salute. It was a joke to us, we never took offense because some civie couldn't salute.
You miss the point. You were not the commander in chief.
Just because you treat it as a joke does not make it right.
Actually, I think it flew completely over your head. Us soldiers understand and know that a civilian doesn't know how to salute. Some of their Salutes are actually quite funny. I had a commander that couldn't salute for the life of him, he never heard the end of it.
burm, you remind me of individuals I had met while I served. The ones that acted like they served, yet they just leached onto the military because of the money. BTW...what does NBC stand for again?? LMAO.
How on earth is that your response to someone that was actually in the military?
Don't mean to hijack this thread, but the bolded part is pretty big over exaggeration. The reality is that officers have to salute virtually every soldier they pass in the streets. Say you are a Captain then you obviously salute all Majors and above. All 1st Lieutenants and below must salute you. Whereas it is conceivable for an enlisted person to walk around most of the day and only having to render a few salutes.
So in essence the salutes can at times be very "casual" and not true to prescribed form, but I think it is a bit much to say most officers have no idea how to salute.
Nuclear..Biological..Chemical. That what you looking for? I was in the service,in a combat zone. A civilian in that position of power,as "us" soldiers commander-in-chief, should learn to salute correctly. It's a sign of respect to those who serve under you,not some sloppy half hearted acknowledgement.