THERE GOES ANOTHER TRADITION—THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT
We fondly remember as youngsters our parents taking us to the Parris Island parade grounds to watch the incredible Independence Day fireworks display here in beautiful Beaufort, SC.
In more recent years we’ve watched two fireworks shows: one over Parris Island and another at the Sands in Port Royal over the Beaufort River. The best place to watch both shows was from the opposite side of the river on Bay Street or from the downtown Waterfront Park.
Well, thanks to the brilliance which is our President, the Parris Island 4th of July Fireworks Show is dead http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/05/31/2523890/parris-island-cancels-4th-of-july.html#storylink=misearch. The event has been canceled due to the now-infamous “sequestration”, which was President Obama’s idea to begin with. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-conservative/2013/feb/20/sequestration-was-obamas-plan/.
Of course, it’s more important for President Obama to spend who-knows-how-many-millions of dollars for daily flights to give speeches about who-cares-what. Just last week he made two trips away from Washington, DC (to New Jersey and Chicago) http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/president/2013-W22; were they really necessary? Come to recall, we’ve lost count of how many times the President has traveled across the country and globe to give speeches. Think of the 125+ golf trips this president has taken since his 2009 inauguration, never mind the near-monthly vacation trips he and/or the First Lady and Family have taken. (Just check any link on this search page: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=obama+vacations&qpvt=obama+vacations&FORM=EWRE). As we recall, the major media just lambasted former President George W. Bush for around 20 rounds of golf, as well as his occasional trips to his Texas home. Just sayin’, friends…
Sorry, everyone, we’re just a little frustrated—doesn’t it seem better for the President to maybe pass on taking a vacation this month, or just stay in the Capitol for a week, and let the American taxpayers have their annual Independence Day celebration? It really sucks that a long-standing tradition at our fine Marine Corps Recruit Depot has to end because of this President. Thank God for Port Royal! The Marine Corps band will perform there and the show will go on! Just plan to arrive hours early because The Sands has a lot smaller seating area than the Parade Deck…
Just to show you what we’ll not get this year, here’s a link to the inspiring 2012 Parris Island Fireworks Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVm8yG3PJq0&noredirect=1.
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