Obama 'explains

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  1. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    An e-mail I received, you be the judge. I'll admit, it scares the hell out of me thinking this person may very well be are next president.
    Phil




    Subject: Obama 'explains

    THIS NEEDS TO GO AROUND A BUNCH OF TIMES !!!!


    Subject: FW: Obama 'explains

    I sure hope this gets around before November!


    On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:48:04 -0400, 'LTG Bill Ginn' USAF ret. forwarded:

    Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin,
    presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he
    doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

    According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec.171, during
    rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present,
    except those in uniform, are expected to stand at attention facing the flag
    with the right hand over the heart.

    'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking
    sides,' Obama said. 'There a re a lot of people in the world to whom the
    American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a
    war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all? It should be
    swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd
    Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute
    it.'

    WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this could possibly be our
    next president. I, for once, am speechless!