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Navy cancels Blue Angels shows for 2013 due to sequester

By Perry Chiaramonte
Published April 09, 2013

  • Aug. 5, 2011:The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the delta formation during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week. (U.S. Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Johnson)
The Blue Angels, the Navy's revered aerial acrobats, have been grounded for the rest of the year due to sequestration cuts.
The Navy announced the cancellation Tuesday of over 30 shows for the stunt-flying team that were planned through November, citing budget cuts imposed by the Department of Defense.
"The Navy has cancelled the remaining 2013 performances of its Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels. The Squadron will continue to train to maintain flying proficiency until further notice at its home station in Pensacola," a statement from Navy officials said. "Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government."

"The Blue Angels are the Rolling Stones of the Air Show World and losing them, whether it's a few days, a few months, or a few years, it is a crushing blow, not only to the industry, but for thousands of fans."​
- -John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows

The Navy is following in the steps of the Air Force, which last month cancelled all remaining shows for its stunt team, the Thunderbirds, and the Army, which cancelled remaining 2013 shows for its parachute skydiving team, the Golden Knights.

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The important thing is that the O family gets their private concert at the WH tonight, so we all get to pay for that instead...

Oh suck it, Obama. :mad:

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No tours of the "People's House", Blue Angels grounded... But plenty of money to go shopping in Paris with Oprah, NYC date nights, vacations galore, parties for Hollywood loonies of all kind, and soul concerts celebrating Memphis...

Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un has has nukes ready to misfire at God knows what, American troops and diplomats still getting killed in Afghanistan, and the country swirling on down the drain.

Just keep partying it up in "our house" you two a-holes!

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That's so they could remodel the projects (3rd time in 16 yrs) and-NO LIE- put in Central air, granite counters, and Pella windows. Make sure the layabouts are comfy and have a nice view of the suckers goig off to work for them. It's time to start gathering pitchforks and torches...
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