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    I have to say that I ALWAYS enjoy the Presidential Turkey Pardon.

    I noticed that BO didn't get too close to the bird and I wondered if it was personal or the staff told him not to get too close? The announcers said that someone always gets nipped.

    Horses and I do not mix, so I understand if he didn't want to.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    Awwww, poor put-upon Puckie.
    And isn't it amusing how he thinks everything is about him!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwina's Secretary View Post
    And isn't it amusing how he thinks everything is about him!!

    I've noticed.
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    It seems that even on a holiday, some people just cant be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson
    Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    It seems that even on a holiday, some people just cant be nice.
    You're feeding the trolls again.........
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    Ugh....




    I did go thru the magnometer.......

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    I have to say that the couple who crashed the Whtie House tent party reminded me about the times I would go camping and some idiot from the campsite would come over, introduce themselves, then and proceed to sit by my fire, uninvited, for the evening!


    "Hey, Michelle, Did you know where that goofy couple, with the camera in tow, came from?


    Today's paper had a quote about the couple going thru the medal detectors, Someone asked "What it they had some kind of bio weapon or could have grabbed a knife from the table?"

    Did anyone notice the scene when BO was in China and he walked by some soldier with a giant sword in his hand? As the pres walked by him, the soldier fell in behind them.

    I think I have read too many, Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts and Vince Flynn novels. I always see a conspiracy somewhere!


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    The famous couple at the dinner

    I hate to give them much of my time, as I think they rank right up there with the balloon boy and his family.

    I surely hope they don't get a reality show after this. I also suspect someone's head in the security department (Secret Service) will roll. They (the SS) should be ashamed of themselves, if they were at fault for letting the couple through the security.

    I've seen a few stories about the couple - I don't know how many are true. If they are the least bit true, I don't like them even more. Ugh. Some people!!! What is wrong with this world?

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    A letter from a long time Alaskan, a Poet, Musician, And Firefighter Dewey Whetsell.

    "Dewey Whetsell a longtime commercial fisherman, veteran fire fighter and fire chief, jazz musician, and poet from Alaska penned a very nice retort to all of those who would say Sarah Palin isn't the real deal, a true leader.

    Those who follow Alaska politics know these stories well, but the rest of America should understand this as well.

    You can check out Dewey Whetsell's website here, the man has a very interesting life's story.

    Here is Dewey's letter:" Source.





    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Whetsell
    "The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, its about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

    1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governors office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republicans Corrupt Bastards Club (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing la la la la (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while you're thinking, I'll continue.

    2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called ACES. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out. They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

    3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governors office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as pork. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the when-hell-freezes-over stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, well pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governors jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning, I imagine, that she's packing heat herself). I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

    4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed gosh and golly mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.


    5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

    6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I wont be holding my breath.

    By the way, she was content to to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn't let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.







    As we have been saying for a long time, Sarah Palin was an incredibly effective Governor, and a true servant of the people. The kind of woman who isn't afraid of whatever challenge that faces her. As she has shown in the past few weeks, she is more than ready to take on big government, like she has big oil. And if Sarah Palin could tame Exxon-Mobil, I'm sure she will make quick work of D.C.!

    BTW, even though she has given Exxon-Mobil absolute fits, they were more than happy to sign on as a partner in the Trans-Canada natural gas pipeline, her crowning achievement as Governor, that Dewey mentions in his letter.

    People, like myself, who have followed Sarah for some time, understand the greatness of this woman. Sarah Palin is an American leader who has what is sorely needed today: The ability to get things done, good things for the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson
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    Mission Accomplished-The Next Generation!

    Color-2009-Running Time, 18 months.

    Starring Barack Obama as the prez.
    In this delightful sequel to the story of George of the Flight Deck. The prez tries to project the end on operations in Afghanistan by promising the end of the 'war' in 18 months.

    The fun starts when the White House seamstress (played by Oprah Winfrey)is chastised by Michelle for measuring the prez' inseam -for HIS flight suit-without the Secret Service in the room.

    Guest starring Tareq and Michaele Salahi as the Idiot Couple with the Dead Batttery.

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    Arrested for Trespass on his own property! Figured Ild post it here then give it its own thread.

    Superior man arrested for trespassing on his own land
    The latest chapter in a saga over an easement for a pipeline ended with Jeremy Engelking going to jail.

    Jeremy Engelking will appear in Douglas County court this afternoon to face a trespassing charge. But here’s the kicker: The Superior man allegedly trespassed on his own property.

    Engelking, 27, aimed to hunt deer Wednesday morning when he noticed a pipeline crew on his land. He hopped on his ATV and told workers they had no right to be on his property because he had received no compensation from Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. for an easement.

    Engelking said workers told him he was in an unsafe place and asked him to come to an equipment staging area, where he continued to argue his case.

    But just as he was turning to leave, Engelking said an officer from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene and approached with a Taser drawn.

    “He ordered me to 'get down on the ground now!' And he said that I was being arrested for trespassing,” Engelking said.

    When Engelking protested, pointing out that he was on his own property, he said Sgt. Robert Smith told him: “It doesn’t matter. You’re going to jail. You can tell it to a judge tomorrow.”

    Engelking offered no resistance, but Smith placed him in handcuffs then transported him to the Douglas County Jail. After posting a $200 bail bond, Engelking was released that afternoon. He also had to pay about another $100 to recover his impounded ATV.

    The incident report says Engelking parked his ATV in front of pipeline equipment, stopping workers. Engelking said it wasn’t his intention to physically block work.

    Lorraine Grymala, a community affairs manager for Enbridge, said access to work sites is restricted in the interest of safety.

    "We can't have people in the right of way without an escort and the proper gear," she said. "People could get hurt."

    Engelking’s arrest Wednesday is the latest episode in a long disagreement he and his father, Jerry Engelking, have had with Enbridge, dating to the company’s last pipeline expansion in 2002.

    Jerry Engelking, who owns 200 acres next to his son, said he refused to sign off on changes proposed to the original 1949 easement across his property because he felt the revisions put too many restrictions on how he could use his property. That original easement said future pipes laid along the same route would require payments in advance.

    According to court documents, Enbridge sent a $15,000 check to Jerry Engelking and also tried to hand-deliver payments, but Engelking refused to accept them.

    Engelking said that to claim the money he would have had to broaden the scope of the existing easement across his property, so he turned the checks down. When the latest pipeline project came along, the Engelkings again refused to modify the original 1949 right-of-way agreement.

    The family sought a restraining order against Enbridge on Sept. 24, arguing the company intended to use the pipeline for transporting petroleum products other than those originally allowed, protesting that they had not been paid and citing damage to property.

    Douglas County Circuit Court Judge George Glonek granted a temporary injunction but lifted it the following day, saying the company’s plans for the pipeline were appropriate and efforts had been made to pay the Engelkings.

    Jerry Engelking said the fight’s not finished yet.

    Officers reported no similar incidents along the path of the Enbridge pipeline construction in Douglas County, said Lt. Gerald Moe of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

    Grymala said that Enbridge has worked with about 1,500 landowners as part of the pipeline project.

    “We recognize construction is an inconvenience to people; people want access to their land,” she said. “We strive to be respectful of that, to have a good working relationship.”
    Welcome to the New Government. [WHITEPOST]It didnt start with Barry Sorento, and he isnt going to make it better.[/WHITEPOST]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson
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    I felt badly this past week.
    I saw an interview where one of the elelcvted officials was whining
    about having to work on the weekend.

    You miserable, lazy POS.

    I worked for years on the swing, starting on Sunday. What a pathetic baby,

    "We want to be home with our families!"

    How does it feel to work for a living?

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    I agree and they just voted themselves a nice big raise. Wish we could do the same but I think a lot of them will be getting their pick slips in the next election. Some have been there so long they think they own the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    How does it feel to work for a living?
    Ron Paul or Sarah Palin might know how it feels.

    ETA: I think the carreer politiks are trying to make it worse.
    Last edited by blue; 12-09-2009 at 02:35 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Jefferson
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    Jenny Sanford files for divorce -

    From Politico -

    South Carolina’s first lady has filed for divorce.

    Jenny Sanford announced Friday that she is ending her marriage to Republican Gov. Mark Sanford nearly six months after he admitted to an affair with an Argentine mistress.

    “As so many of us know, the dissolution of any marriage is a sad and painful process,” Sanford said in a statement e-mailed to reporters Friday morning. “It is also a very personal and private one. Because Mark and I are public figures, we have naturally had less privacy with which to deal with our difficulties than do other couples. Indeed, I know it will soon become known so I choose to release this brief notice that I am now filing for divorce. This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family.”

    “I remain thankful to so many across this state and nation for their words of encouragement and prayers during this difficult time,” she continued. “Please know the boys and I are doing well and are blessed with the incredible support of friends and family and bolstered by our faith and the unfailing love of our God above.”

    The announcement comes two days after a subcommittee in the South Carolina state House effectively killed any impeachment threat against the governor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Jenny Sanford files for divorce -

    From Politico -
    There ya go, had he retired? He would have had to spend time trying to fix something that was too broken to repair.

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    Those poor politicians are working today, on Sunday... I hope they miss all the games.

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    Did anyone notice the lisp that BO had during the Nobel speech?

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