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calendar   Wednesday - January 28, 2009

A Cat Can Look At A King

But A Fireman Can’t Look At Obama



bat Ohio Firefighter Suspended from Drum Band for Nodding at Obama During Parade bat



An Ohio firefighter has been given a six-month suspension from his role in a pipe and drum band because he nodded to President Barack Obama during last week’s inaugural parade in Washington. Video shows Drum Major John Coleman giving the nod along with a fleeting wave as the Cleveland Firefighter’s Memorial Pipes & Drums marched past the president.

The band leader, Pipe Major Mike Engle, said the firefighter from the Cleveland suburb of Cleveland Heights violated the proper decorum required in a military parade.

Coleman says Obama smiled and waved, and that he was just acknowledging the president.

I had to watch the video about 4 times before I realized that the drum major is the guy carrying the stick, not the drum. And it seems to me he gives a salute to the President, not a wave, all while keeping proper time. Another Zero Tolerance asinine over reaction. These guys aren’t in the military. And it’s not like he lifted his kilt or anything. Or even wet himself, or was “taken up”, or fainted, or any of those other common reactions to being in the presence of Teh One. I think we’re just seeing some latent racism at work here.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/28/2009 at 07:43 PM   
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