The Point Mugu Airshow, where I was hoping to see the scheduled Blue Angels performance this September, has just been cancelled along with every other performance this year:
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – 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, Fla.
Recognizing budget realities, current Defense policy states that outreach events can only be supported with local assets at no cost to the government.
This is one of many steps the Navy is taking to ensure resources are in place to support forces operating forward now and those training to relieve them.
The Navy believes there is value in demonstrating the professionalism and capabilities of our Navy and Marine Corps Naval Aviation team, thus inspiring future generations of Sailors and Marines. The Navy intends to continue aerial demonstrations in the future as the budget situation permits.
Even though the left claims the economy is raging along, seems the Obama conceived sequester is yet again causing the American people to have to endure cuts.
These same cuts, this same sequester, isn’t slowing Obama from spending our money on lavish parties at the White House:
The Sequester Soul Train
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — A White House celebration Tuesday night of Memphis soul music is an affirmation of the decades of hard work that went into making it a classic American music sound, said some of the artists tapped to perform.
“I’m proud to do this,” said Sam Moore, half of the Sam & Dave soul duo, known for the hit “Hold On, I’m Comin.’”
Moore, 77, said he was kicking off the concert around 7 p.m. in the East Room after an introduction by President Barack Obama.
Sorry, folks. Your money is needed for other things. Like for Obama to entertain his liberal friends.