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Randy

King George, VA

#1 Dec 19, 2012
This is very disturbing a slap in the face to all VETERANS. The VFW in Colonial Beach proudly displays the pictures of Obama and his puppet, vice president, in the VFW canteen.

A comandar in chief who is a socialist, anti-American, set on destroying this Nation. The very nation that our veterans have fought and died for.

How sick is this? No surprise, most of the Beach VFW incomes is derived from NON members, auxiliary members...those who never wore the uniform of an American military man or woman. Only pay a small dues to sit in a local bar a drink cheap and have no clue as to what The VFW or American Legion stands for.

This once proud Nation is in the shape its in now because the once proud leaders are afraid to speak out and take a stand for the rights our vets of and are dying for.

We just sit back and accept that which makes us sick inside. The Colonial Beach VFW kisses the ass of Obama and what he demands of this nation
John G

King George, VA

#2 Dec 19, 2012
Like it or not, he is the Commander in Chief, voted in by the citizens.
Betty J

King George, VA

#4 Dec 19, 2012
I don't have to like it and I do not have to remain a member of the VFW.

This is just one more FACT Obama has planned for America..."Divide the nation"

I don't see this Dictators picture at The American Legion, Moose or Eagles.

A very sad day when The VFW sells out.
Confused

Gloucester, VA

#5 Dec 19, 2012
Randy wrote:
This is very disturbing a slap in the face to all VETERANS.
What is the issue?
Yes

Gloucester, VA

#7 Dec 19, 2012
What is the Vet issue? Please explain.
Beach time

Saluda, VA

#8 Dec 20, 2012
It is a slap in the face to have the Commander in Chief's picture up?

Obama is actually working to make sure our vets get all that they deserve instead of cutting services as the GOP wants to do. As far as him being socialist? Please, he is moderate, not even liberal, and nowhere near socialist.
Larry Crawford

King George, VA

#9 Dec 20, 2012
For the past four years Obama and Bidens photos have not graced the walls of the Coloinial Beach VFW. Why now, has someone decided to do so. If this is causing some members to feel offended, why not remove them? Put them in the back room, NOT in the canteen. Did you know Obama snubbed the VFW convention? below is a brief statement. As for me, I have two choices, accept the Colonial Beach V to display Obama's picture, or stop attending the post activities and refrain from spending my money in the canteen. I chose the latter.
The post could care less, but at a time when all such organizations are fighting to retain members, it makes no sense to drive them away.

The VFW has had a long-standing tradition of inviting the sitting president to address our convention," Richard Eubank, national commander of the organization, said in a statement, adding that the White House typically chooses a "high-level administration official" to speak if the president cannot attend.

"It is an insult of the highest magnitude that for the first time in the history of the VFW, the White House has apparently decided that this great and iconic organization of combat veterans and all of its members are not worthy of its notice by not at least offering a first-tier speaker from the administration."
LeoN

Alexandria, VA

#10 Dec 20, 2012
Larry Crawford wrote:
For the past four years Obama and Bidens photos have not graced the walls of the Coloinial Beach VFW. Why now, has someone decided to do so. If this is causing some members to feel offended, why not remove them? Put them in the back room, NOT in the canteen. Did you know Obama snubbed the VFW convention? below is a brief statement. As for me, I have two choices, accept the Colonial Beach V to display Obama's picture, or stop attending the post activities and refrain from spending my money in the canteen. I chose the latter.
The post could care less, but at a time when all such organizations are fighting to retain members, it makes no sense to drive them away.
The VFW has had a long-standing tradition of inviting the sitting president to address our convention," Richard Eubank, national commander of the organization, said in a statement, adding that the White House typically chooses a "high-level administration official" to speak if the president cannot attend.
"It is an insult of the highest magnitude that for the first time in the history of the VFW, the White House has apparently decided that this great and iconic organization of combat veterans and all of its members are not worthy of its notice by not at least offering a first-tier speaker from the administration."
Like it or not, Obama is the commander in chief. I would imagine they are displaying a picture of the country's leader, voted in by the citizens of this country.
If you find this disturbing you have the right not to frequent there,
Matt

New York, NY

#11 Dec 20, 2012
You got a problem with President Obama?
You must be one of them old wore out old dudes who sit at the bar and tell your old war stories.
Get over it. This is 2012 we need to be more liberal and stop worrying about a piece of cloth called a flag. Obama is where it's at you can't take it then get on down the road.
Flagman

King George, VA

#12 Dec 20, 2012
First of all Feeb, I donít have a problem with President Obama!(Biden maybe)
Old wore out? Not quite yet, sonny boy.
Donít care if it is 2012 or 2016Ö DONíT DIS THE COUNTRYíS FLAG YA PUNK RAG
And if thatís the way you mind works, you ainít worthy to even mention POTUS or the FLAG.
You must be Swedgered out of your feeb mind.
Larry

New York, NY

#13 Dec 20, 2012
Hey, Matt...our flag is not only the flag of our gov't, but the symbol of we are as Americans.
Disrespecting it is like saying.......you" to all the Veterns who fought and died to give fools like you the right to say such stupid things.
Those Veterns, young and old have the right to belly up to the bar in thier VFW and American Legion post and share thier stories.
They earned that right!
You and every punk like you who would disrespect the Flag of our country or the military men and woman who have fought and are fighting to keep this nation free, should pack up and move to different country. Try Iran. Go over there and disrespect thier flag and see how long your worthless ass lives.
God Bless America
SWCPO

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Dec 20, 2012
Larry wrote:
Hey, Matt...our flag is not only the flag of our gov't, but the symbol of we are as Americans.
Disrespecting it is like saying.......you" to all the Veterns who fought and died to give fools like you the right to say such stupid things.
Those Veterns, young and old have the right to belly up to the bar in thier VFW and American Legion post and share thier stories.
They earned that right!
You and every punk like you who would disrespect the Flag of our country or the military men and woman who have fought and are fighting to keep this nation free, should pack up and move to different country. Try Iran. Go over there and disrespect thier flag and see how long your worthless ass lives.
God Bless America
Amen to Larry

Retired USN 23 Years
Gotcha

Irvington, VA

#15 Dec 20, 2012
John G wrote:
Like it or not, he is the Commander in Chief, voted in by the citizens.
You probably voted for Nixon didn't you!
John G

King George, VA

#16 Dec 20, 2012
Gotcha wrote:
<quoted text>
You probably voted for Nixon didn't you!
Not everyone on Topix is old as dirt. Wasn't even a twinkle in my parents eyes yet when Nixon was around.

“Annoying and won't go away....”

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#17 Dec 21, 2012
OK all you old rednecks... Don't get your panties in a wad over this. The fact, whether you like it or not, is that Obama is the President and CIC. The only way you can change that is to vote next time. Until then, you must respect the office, just as you would have to respect the uniform if you were ever in the military.

As for Matt, your an assclown. It is not just a flag. Te rightful men and women who are actually eligible to go into that establishment signed up to put their lives on the line for that "piece of cloth". I will support your right to say whatever you wish, but you are still a douchebag.

The problem with the VFW is how many of the "members" there have never been in the military, let alone been a Vet of a Foreign War. Most just want cheap beer and have no respect for the stories the older folks talk about, and find some way to get a memebership.

The biggest fear of a soldier is to be forgotten.
American

Colonial Beach, VA

#18 Dec 21, 2012
If you don't like it leave

Since: Jun 12

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#19 Dec 21, 2012
I will never understand the absolute hatred for the President. Even conservative former Congressman Joe Scarborough talked about the level of hatred directed towards him. He is the Commander in Chief and deserves the respect given to his office. In 2016, you will get the chance to elect someone else... so basically shut up, put down your beers for a moment, show some respect and vote for someone you like more in 4 years.
The Vote

Colonial Beach, VA

#20 Dec 21, 2012
Respect for the office of President, no respect Mr. Obama.

“Annoying and won't go away....”

Since: Dec 12

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#21 Dec 21, 2012
smartassofficial wrote:
I will never understand the absolute hatred for the President. Even conservative former Congressman Joe Scarborough talked about the level of hatred directed towards him. He is the Commander in Chief and deserves the respect given to his office. In 2016, you will get the chance to elect someone else... so basically shut up, put down your beers for a moment, show some respect and vote for someone you like more in 4 years.
The conservative base is showing the same type of outright contempt and hatred as the liberal base did. I could not believe the sh-t coming out of the mouth of the libs when Bush was in office. I can't believe the sh-t that some in the right also spew forth. It's incredible. the double-standard is SOOOOOOOO bad and obvious that they should all be stricken from office and new freshmen voted in. And I mean both sides of the establishment.
Jill

Glen Burnie, MD

#22 Dec 22, 2012
Whats the lunch menu for Christmas?

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