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Obama promises $7 billion to build African power grids while military bases cancel 4th July fireworks

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AllAfrica.com excerpted a portion of Obama’s speech to the University of Cape Town:

So today, I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture, we’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going to talk about power — Power Africa — a new initiative that will double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa. Double it. …

We’re going to start by investing $7 billion in U.S. government resources. We’re going to partner with the private sector, who themselves have committed more than $9 billion in investment. And in partnership with African nations, we’re going to develop new sources of energy.

Meanwhile:

WASHINGTON TIMES – Money woes have led at least three military bases to cancel Fourth of July fireworks, a move that will save up to $100,000, one general estimated.

Among the bases that are canceling the shows, the Army Times reported: Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and the Army’s Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina; the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga.; Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii; and New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry at Camp Lejeune said that the canceled show would “ensure that we can mitigate the fiscal challenges we are currently facing” and that last year’s July Fourth show cost the base about $100,000.

But not everyone is applauding the cost-cutting move, likening it to a Christmas without Santa.

“I know fireworks might seem silly to other people,” said one woman whose husband is a master gunnery sergeant. “But what is the Fourth of July without fireworks? It’s just a bummer for the kids. It’s like the Grinch stealing Christmas.”

Mark Levin pointed out tonight that Obama ALWAYS seems to have the money for what he wants to do while the White House is closed to the public and government employees are being furloughed.

And military bases don’t have fireworks on the 4th of July.

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  • RoadKing99

    Oh I hope he see’s some fireworks in his near future.

    • famouswolf

      Oh, yeeeessss.

    • K-Bob

      RoadKing99 Not if Bloomberg has his way.  Sparklers are the new Evil!

      • Orangeone

        K-Bob RoadKing99 Guess BloominIdiot is afraid of what the homosexuals might do with those sparklers…..

  • Hey Obama you sorry POS the American people DO NOT agree to give Africa a damn thing.  Let Europe take care of Africa, it is on their side of the world.

  • MaroonRepublic

    Levin said it best, world-wide redistribution of wealth.

  • deTocqueville1

    The WH is closed to the public because the king and queen want it that way. They can have their private parties without the bother of having the messy hoi polloi about.
    And of course Levin is correct, 0 always has money for his friends whether the MB in Egypt, the socialists in Brazil for oil exploration or some green initiative for his African friends.
    He operates a criminal enterprise.

    • crosshr

      deTocqueville1  
      vote’s consequences, many have crappy phones with limited minutes, while O and his admin have wine, stake and a 100 million dollars vacation oversea. Thank you America, enjoy your sex change & your free birth control gear while it last

      • Orangeone

        crosshr deTocqueville1 I wouldn’t mind a free phone with 250 minutes and 250 text messages..just saying’ that’s not crappy

  • white531

    I know you don’t believe me.  I know that.  I accepted that fact a long time ago.  Doesn’t keep me from delivering the message.  The message is, your country has been taken over by people who don’t exactly believe in the freedom our Founders believed in.
    Your President is a Communist.  That is an undeniable fact.  Get your arms around that basic fact, and maybe we can talk.

    • famouswolf

      Heh, understatement much, white?

      • white531

        famouswolf  
        🙂

    • K-Bob

      white531 I’m afraid it’s going to take doctors losing their homes, and watching the unions buy them as group homes and Dachas before people will really wake up.

      • famouswolf

        Like in Dr. Zhivago.

      • crosshr

        K-Bob white531  
        I’m afraid as sdee mentioned last night, this is a death march that even both sides willingly join in as though it’s a marathon until reality strike s one in the face.

      • Orangeone

        K-Bob white531 What makes me sad is that a large % of America is following Obama just like the Germans did with Hitler and the MSM is playing the EXACT same cleansing roll now as they did then.

  • …and I bet you all thought he would just cater to American blacks. He’s got so much African in him, he’s decided to embrace it

    • tinlizzieowner

      warpmine
      You want to know how correct you are?
      From ‘Dreams from My Father’,
       ‘I VOWED THAT I WOULD NEVER EMULATE WHITE
      MEN whose fates didn’t speak to my own. IT WAS INTO MY FATHER’S IMAGE,
      THE BLACK MAN, SON OF AFRICA, THAT I’D PACKED ALL THE ATTRIBUTES I
      SOUGHT IN MYSELF, THE ATTRIBUTES OF MARTIN AND MALCOLM, DUBOIS AND
      MANDELA’
      Barack Hussein Obama

      • Conservative_Utopia

        tinlizzieowner warpmine Great point.

      • Orangeone

        tinlizzieowner warpmine Except it was written by Bill Ayers :}  We can see watching the Idiot-in-Chief that he cannot form a coherent sentence.

  • foxmuldar

    As expected obama’s $100 Million taxpayer paid trip to Africa is going to cost a lot more then just the cost of his trip. We can’t keep the White House open but Obama thinks he can simply write a check for $3 Billion to a country who’s blacks are in the process of eracing the White population. Apartheid in reverse now taking place in South Africa. I’d be glad to send them $3 Billion if they kept Obama there.

    • NYGino

      foxmuldar    Another losing pick.  The man is consistent.

  • edsmanedup

    When will Congress defund this tyrant!!!!!!!!!!!!Don’t they have the purse strings!!!!!!!!!Or is that more BS…be very afraid…

  • edsmanedup

    Is there no one part of our government that can at least stop the give away of our money to other countries????…be very afraid…

  • edsmanedup

    Where are our checks and balances?…be very afraid…

  • edsmanedup

    Where lay the mechanism (s) to control this lunatic?…be vary afraid…

  • edsmanedup

    Silence…be very afraid…

  • njmom

    Can we revoke his passport while he’s overseas??

    • Orangeone

      njmom What passport?  The Indonesian one?

  • famouswolf

    Talk about money down a mineshaft. What a waste, it will all deteriorate within a few years from neglect and incompetence, too.
    One thing I want to see before I die is the recognition in all that voted for this monster of exactly what they have done, and what they are responsible for.
    Unless we are very lucky and hard as steel, a thousand years of darkness. Again.

  • white531

    “We’re going to start by investing $7 billion in U.S. government resources.”
    Excuse me, but the U.S. doesn’t have $7 billion in government resources.
    What he really means is, $7 billion in resources we borrowed from China.  Get it right, Barry.

    • Nukeman

      white531  
      China is no longer loaning to us. It’s the American people that he is borrowing from (without our permission). QE3 and 4 have long been forgotten, but that doesn’t mean that the 85 BILLION per month isn’t still being printed, allowing the dollar bill to shrink SMALLER and Smaller and smaller.

  • tinlizzieowner

    “Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry at Camp Lejeune said that the canceled show would “ensure that we can mitigate the fiscal challenges we are currently facing” and that last year’s July Fourth show cost the base about $100,000.”
    $100,000 won’t cover Michelle Obama’s lobster meals for a week. I wonder how much the 15,000 tear gas canisters Obama promised Morsi, to control the crowds in Egypt cost?

    • notebene

      tinlizzieowner It stands to reason that the US needs to stop giving the ME any money!  The Saudi sheiks are laughing at the imposter in chief as he tries to bribe his way into their good graces, while taking away from his citizens!

      • Orangeone

        notebene tinlizzieowner Obama is the Sauid Sheiks whore. They own him, paid for his education, programmed him to do this. They didn’t count on the resolve of Americans.

        • PhillyCon

          Orangeone notebene tinlizzieowner OT, did you see what Rand Paul said about amnesty opponents?

        • Orangeone

          PhillyCon Orangeone notebene tinlizzieowner Yes I did, compared those of us who believe in the Rule of Law to Nazis!  Says it all about this guy. Wonder what drugs he’s been using and for how long.

        • PhillyCon

          Orangeone PhillyCon notebene tinlizzieowner Also note, he voted against the bill, but still condemns those who oppose it.  It’s kind of creepy how he played both sides like that.

        • Orangeone

          PhillyConOrangeonenotebenetinlizzieownerAnd refers to illegal aliens as “undocumented citizens” here http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/11/from-illegals-to-taxpayers/#.URlN6nKz8e0.twitter
          And says he might support Rubio’s bill here: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/302015-rand-paul-senate-immigration-bill-needs-some-work
          He has violated his Oath of Office which requires our Constitution and laws be defended and upheld.  Our laws call for the detainment and deportation of illegal aliens.

  • edsmanedup

    Everyone’s cutting but the Muslim/Commie keeps spending…be very afraid…

  • kong1967

    The Blue Angels are being grounded and  WH tours are cancelled, yet Obama can afford to take a $100 million trip to Africa where he can promise $7 billion for a power grid.  It’s so nice that all the cuts have to be taken by everyone except  government itself….especially Obama.

  • Willie Heath

    Hey Odoma where are you going to get that 7 Billion? I thought so, just another lie!

  • Conservative_Utopia

    I get the economic insult and the betrayal involved here but can someone please explain the financial process?  From what account can the pres just issue $7B?  Foreign Aid?  DOE budget?  Stimulus?  Seriously, anybody want to offer an answer?   He’s probably lying to the Africans as well, but someone in Congress should be calling him out. 
    The federal gov’t has proven without a doubt that any economies of scale that might have been available have been instead obliterated by corruption and inefficiency.  If we were to remand 80% of non-defense back to the states, we could actually SEE where the money goes.

    • Orangeone

      Conservative_Utopia The point of not passing a budget leaves the purse wide open without accountability and control.

  • notebene

    This oughta go over about as well as Solyndra did!  Odumbo needs to have his purse strings cut!  He wildly spends on fictional causes and himself, while our military and citizens do without.  It is time to tell this idiot he isn’t king and PROVE it!

  • ryanomaniac

    What about our power grids?? I hear all the time about cyber threats on our grids and how powerless they would be to an attack of any kind. Maybe that’s intended? I should be taken out back and slapped upside the head for such a dumb question.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Better look a gift horse in the mouth and read the fine print.  Obama’s gifts are poison…tainted with conditions that a nation promote gayness, abortion, communism, etc.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Democrats trying to suppress confusion, hide cost of ObamaCare… http://t.co/4q8Q7ZXBqn

  • Army_Pilot1967

    The pull of obama’s homeland is too much for him to resist, hence he gives Africa $7B when the USA is basically broke!!!!!

    • volsense

      Army_Pilot1967

  • HCTUB

    Why is Pinocchio so FREE with our tax money .

  • mikemc1970

    They can pack up and ship over all of our wind turbines. That’s where those things would do the most good anyway.

    • Godisright

      mikemc1970 Our coal might be right behind.

  • notpilgrims

    He is probably investing money in Africa as a diplomatic measure.
    Though, to be honest, even if it were a good idea to give money to Africa, he picked a really stupid reason: green energy. He doesn’t give a damn about Africa’s development. He said as much when he said he didn’t want Africans to have cars or an economy because it would (not actually) flood his precious American cities. Oh, it’s always white Americans above colored people in the developing countries for Obama. What a racist sentiment he shared. “If young Africans have cars, then the world will melt.” It’s not even true in actuality, anyway.

    • Conniption Fitz

      If Solyndra and the dozens of crony green businesses (that went bankrupt in less than two years) are any indication, this is about corruption, cronyism and money laundering.
      With Obama, it couldn’t be anything else.

      • DawgfanInFL

        Add to the list, the need to stroke his narcissistic ego. I’m sure it galls him that Bush is hailed as a friend to Africa.
        Have to admit, I’m curious who he was referring to when he stated he would be working with the ‘private sector’ to provide these funds. Could have sworn he declared war against the private sector four and half years ago.

  • But, but, but Barry what about SE-QUES-TER?????
    I want to know how Barry boy came up with the figure $7 Billion in the first place???  Out of his ass or what?  Hey Barry boy did you know $7 Billion is 7 THOUSAND MILLION?  Do you think we in America grow money on trees???  

    I WANT SOMEONE, ANYONE TO STOP THIS SORRY SOB!

    • joyfulgiver

      MadJack “Do you think we in America grow money on trees???”  Well, we kind of do, the treasury is making money 24/7 adding to our ever increasing DEBT.

    • Orangeone

      MadJack And Boehner is handing him the checkbook.

    • Conniption Fitz

      Don’t count on the GOP to stop the obscene spending, treason and importation of Islamists.

  • And just up the road a bit, things in Africa ain’t goin’ to swell for Obama.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/56277

    • Orangeone

      MadJack And the protesters are being shot at.  Time for Air Force One to come home and leave the O garbage in his home country, along with his offspring and Wookie, the Wookies’s mama and the niece.

      • lawngreen

        Orangeone MadJack Amen to that!

    • Conniption Fitz
      • lawngreen

        Conniption Fitz Wow! Hot stuff! I just sent this one to all my contacts too, with instructions to make it go viral.
        I wonder if the Egyptians and the Syrians may manage to do what we can’t and Congress won’t – rid us of the devil in the White House.

    • lawngreen

      MadJack Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. This is going to have to happen here before we get rid of The Obamanable One.

  • joyfulgiver

    Well, Thanks mr. president.  All this while my electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket”.  California, politicians shut down clean energy by closing San Onofre Power plant for good and our electricity prices will increase by 15-30% July1st, retroactively.  So, there’s another $15-30 out of my pocket very single month because of “clean energy” and the politicians that don’t have a clue.

    • lawngreen

      joyfulgiver  Believe it, it’s going to be a lot more than $15-$30.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Dear Leader also mentioned the horrible crisis of Warmal Colding:
    “Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, THE PLANET WILL BOIL OVER — unless we find new ways of producing energy.” –
    See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-planet-will-boil-over-if-africans-are-allowed-cars-and-air-conditioning#sthash.zp2j8HVf.dpuf
    Maybe Guam will also tip over if we don’t have a Global Carbon Tax to make Obama, Al Gore and the leftist elite obscenely rich while they impoverish the rest of us.

  • Godisright

    He certainly is taking care of his own.  TRAITOR!

  • lawngreen

    I want my money back, obama.
    Spend your own money on your family.

  • Conniption Fitz
    • lawngreen

      Conniption Fitz   I get more outstanding links from this site…
      After reading that article, I’m smiling. I can’t help it.
      I can see why obama, even if not himself homosexual, would pander to homosexuals in the US. It’s wrong, but I understand it given his political views. But to make it a matter of foreign relations indicates to me that obama probably has a more personal interest in the issue. Possibly he wants to avoid embarrassment  while traveling internationally.

  • jhomes55

    Gotta keep Africa mum on the whole birth records oopsy!!  We know they have em and $7 billion should shut em up!!

  • DawgfanInFL

    Obama, leaving chaos wherever he goes; ah, making friends wherever he goes…

  • The Sentinel

    And we’re reducing our Army battalions.
    Obama is a rotten POS.
    Funny how Africa is such a priority in his life.

  • HCTUB

    I think Pinocchio likes BOKO HARAM , and Mandelas wife’s TIRE party’s . Sharia Law .

  • TomFoster

    And what will be the power source for all these new plants that will be dotting Africa??? Coal?? oil?? gas?? I thought this fraud Obama wanted to do away with fossil fuels!! Maybe he’ll get his friends from Solendra to fill the continent with solar panels!

  • ClareWA

    The President, BO/BS, has to be impeached for the good cause of freeing him up for what is clearly his hearts desire – the position of …..The African Transformer. Oh, wait, he is beyond impeachment now; his brand of lawlessness is cause for arrest and imprisonment. But yet again, he will have a title…. wheeling and dealing with the deep pockets of America a jail cell will transform him into The Fabricator.