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No NFL For Troops, Obama’s Golf Course Is Open

First we have this from the Washington Examiner:

Military keeps Camp David open, cuts NFL, baseball coverage to troops overseas

By PAUL BEDARD | OCTOBER 4, 2013

President Obama has visited the Navy-run presidential retreat Camp David in central Maryland only 32 times, but it is being kept open during the government shutdown for his entertainment and security at the same time the Pentagon is cutting sports coverage to hundreds of thousands of troops around the world…

Obama has spent just 78 days at the retreat, choosing instead to spend his weekends in Washington and hitting military golf courses, which are also being kept open during the government shutdown.

In the meantime, overseas troops who typically look forward to watching NFL games and the baseball playoffs provided by the American Forces Network, will get little if any service due to the shutdown. A notice on the AFN page reads:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Due to the government shutdown, the Defense Department can only provide limited overseas television, radio, print and web services.” …

To be fair some of those soldiers might have been tempted to watch the ‘Redskins’ play. And the government can’t encourage such blatant racism.

But, lest we forget, we had this report from Bloomberg last week:

Golfers Play On in Shutdown

By Jeff Plungis, Mark Drajem & David Lerman | Oct 3, 2013

Grocery stores on Army bases in the U.S. are closed. The golf course at Andrews Air Force base is open…

Meanwhile, we have a somewhat parallel illustrating priorities, involving the shutdown and Michelle Obama.

First from the Washington Examiner:

Amber alert website down due to government shutdown

By Ashe Schow | October 6, 2013

The Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been shut off due to the government shutdown, according to the Department of Justice.

“Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable,” it says on amberalert.gov…

Meanwhile, Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ website is still working fine. Which one does more to protect children, do you think?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, October 7th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “No NFL For Troops, Obama’s Golf Course Is Open”

  1. captstubby

    “only provide limited overseas ”

    incommunicado

    “Without the means or right of communicating with others.”

    must not have some Commander of our overseas Legions
    getting any ideas .

  2. That’s right

    Piss off the rank and file .. who have the means and training to fight.

    • They’re already trying to run the christians out of the military. Now they’re trying to run off the jocks and sports lovers.

      In the very near future, our military will be comprised of a bunch of satanic fairies.

  3. …limited overseas television, radio, print and web services… I’m sure Limbaugh will be cut, but NPR will be available. “Limited”.

    And when did we go from “Armed Forces Network” to “American Forces Network”? Was the name too threatening? Do we not want to offend the other networks with militaristic hate speech by using the word ARMED? Our language is dying the death of a thousand cuts.

  4. Astravogel

    Even Banana Republic and Cannibal Republic Dictators
    have the good sense to not tick off their militarys.




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