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Old 03-06-2013, 08:32 AM  
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Obama closes the White House tours that were run by VOLUNTEERS. He's blaming it on the Sequester

The White House has canceled tours until further notice, the White House Visitors Office confirmed, citing sequester cuts.

Tours will continue through Friday, March 8. All tours for March 9 and onward have been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to “staffing reductions resulting from sequestration,” the office says.
“We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season,” the office’s statement reads.
Some Republicans are skeptical.

“They just jumped the sharquester,” said John Hart, a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Coburn has long highlighted ways the federal government could cut back on what he considers needless spending. But in this case, he’s opposed to the White House’s decision.
“It’s clearly a PR ploy,” Hart said. “They can tour the country on the taxpayer’s dime but can’t allow taxpayers to tour the White House? Seriously?”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), agreed. “This decision appears to be purely political in nature rather than being in the best interest of the American people,” he said in a letter to Obama.
The White House has been highlighting cuts from the sequester in order to put pressure on congressional Republicans to compromise on ending tax loopholes.
“We are going to manage it as best we can, try to minimize the impacts on American families, but it’s not the right way for us to go about deficit reduction,” President Obama said Monday.
Not every administration claim has held up. Our Factchecker dinged Education Secretary Arne Duncan for saying over the weekend that teachers are already being laid off thanks to the sequester, and Obama himself for saying janitors in the Capitol will get a pay cut.
House Republicans introduced a bill Monday that would avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month and shift some spending cuts while leaving in place the $85 billion spending reduction that went into effect March 1.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-to-sequester/
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:45 AM   #46
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No, it isn't. Not that link. It does talk about volunteering to decorate the White House.
No, you read incorrectly. Only the final paragraph offers an opportunity to decorate the White House as a volunteer if you are denied as an initial volunteer or intern.

The rest of the document explains who is accepted and the requirements to be a volunteer inside the White House. Every statement I have made is fact here. And the analysis of the petty man running our country and ruining a vacation for thousands seems to be an accurate portrayal as well.

I sure hope that round with Tiger was worth sending home hundreds of families for your vain ego, Mr. President.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:29 AM   #47
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In his new book, At the Brink, economist and author John Lott Jr., assesses the presidency of Barack Obama and recalls conversations regarding gun laws they had while working at the University of Chicago.

In Chapter Three, Mr. Lott discusses gun-control and takes the reader back to his time at the University of Chicago, where he and then-professor Barack Obama spoke on numerous occasions about guns in America.

"I don't believe people should be able to own guns," Obama told Lott one day at the University of Chicago Law School.

Lott explains that he first met Obama shortly after completing his research on concealed handgun laws and crime.

"He did not come across as a moderate who wanted to bring people together," Lott writes.

After he introduced himself to Obama, Lott suggested that they have lunch one day to discuss their views on guns. According to Lott, Obama "grimaced and turned away." That was the way many conversations with Obama ended, Lott says.

Although the Law School was famous for the openness of its faculty and friendly engagement, Lott says, "Obama...preferred silent, scowling disdain to collegiality."

President Barack Obama describes his views on guns much differently now that he is on the national stage, Lott believes, pointing to an interview on Fox News in which Obama states, "I have said consistently that I believe that the Second Amendment is an individual right."

But, Lott isn't convinced:

"Despite his assurance to Fox News that he understands the Second Amendment, it's a good bet that the positions Obama took on guns during his time at Chicago reveal his true convictions."

The chapter documents the actions that Obama has taken on guns, citing the following:

In 1996, Obama supported a ban on handguns
In 1998, he supported a ban on the sale of all semi-automatic guns
In 2004, he advocated banning gun sales within five miles of a school or park, which would have shut down nearly all gun stores

Mr. Lott concludes the chapter, titled, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," writing, "Barack Obama is the most anti-gun president ever. That claim is based not on my own interactions with him back in the 1990's but on his own public record over many years."

He ends with a warning:

"The greatest threat is in his [Obama's] power to reshape the federal courts...Each appointment to the Supreme Court could determine whether the people are allowed to keep their guns."
Don't know why you're posting this here, but anyways, a little heads-up on the integrity of John Lott...

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In response to the dispute surrounding the missing survey, Lott created and used "Mary Rosh" as a sock puppet to defend his own works on Usenet and elsewhere. After investigative work by blogger Julian Sanchez, Lott admitted to use of the Mary Rosh persona.[9] Sanchez also pointed out that Lott, posing as Rosh, not only praised his own academic writing, but also called himself "the best professor I ever had".

Many commentators and academics accused Lott of violating academic integrity, noting that he praised himself while posing as one of his former students,[67][68] and that "Rosh" was used to post a favorable review of More Guns, Less Crime on Amazon.com. Lott has claimed that the "Rosh" review was written by his son and wife.[68][broken citation]

"I probably shouldn't have done it—I know I shouldn't have done it—but it's hard to think of any big advantage I got except to be able to comment fictitiously," Lott told the Washington Post in 2003.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:44 AM   #48
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Just when I think I am surrounded by redneck hicks in Iowa, I read comments like these from people in the South. Yeehaw!
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:26 AM   #49
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No, you read incorrectly. Only the final paragraph offers an opportunity to decorate the White House as a volunteer if you are denied as an initial volunteer or intern.

The rest of the document explains who is accepted and the requirements to be a volunteer inside the White House. Every statement I have made is fact here. And the analysis of the petty man running our country and ruining a vacation for thousands seems to be an accurate portrayal as well.

I sure hope that round with Tiger was worth sending home hundreds of families for your vain ego, Mr. President.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #50
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, and they just HAVE to feel like the current guy is just as bad (or worse) or just as dumb.
Umm. Maybe because he is? How could he not be? He's carried on all of the things Bush did that you hated, and lumped in some more for good measure.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #51
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The man has been reelected convincingly despite the Right's relentless obstructions, shamelessly over the top accusations propagated by Sean Limbecks of the world and perpetuated by countless unthinking drones like you.
Bush got re-elected too. So you agree with everything Bush has done right?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:02 AM   #52
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Umm. Maybe because he is? How could he not be? He's carried on all of the things Bush did that you hated, and lumped in some more for good measure.
Doesn’t matter, Obama has the proper party affiliation reference designator next to his name. Bush didn’t.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #53
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Doesn’t matter, Obama has the proper party affiliation reference designator next to his name. Bush didn’t.
Can you imagine if Bush or somebody from his administration said that it would be ok to use a drone on American soil?

kOZ and penchief would be flooding the board, even orange would be back.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #54
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I'm sure you do.

The man has been reelected convincingly despite the Right's relentless obstructions, shamelessly over the top accusations propagated by Sean Limbecks of the world and perpetuated by countless unthinking drones like you. I know it burns your ass, shitsprayer.

With all that burning and all the alcohol in your system please be careful lest you'll be the next case of Spontaneous Human Combustion we'll read about.

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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM   #55
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Bush got re-elected too. So you agree with everything Bush has done right?
You missed the word "convincingly" in my post. I didn't say "under dubious circumstances." One was a clear referendum of voters actually voting someone into the office, and the other forever under suspicion of history. Apples and dog shit.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:10 PM   #56
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You missed the word "convincingly" in my post. I didn't say "under dubious circumstances." One was a clear referendum of voters actually voting someone into the office, and the other forever under suspicion of history. Apples and dog shit.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #57
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You missed the word "convincingly" in my post. I didn't say "under dubious circumstances." One was a clear referendum of voters actually voting someone into the office, and the other forever under suspicion of history. Apples and dog shit.
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You missed the word "convincingly" in my post. I didn't say "under dubious circumstances." One was a clear referendum of voters actually voting someone into the office, and the other forever under suspicion of history. Apples and dog shit.
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Did I say anything untrue? If all this fake indignations and denial makes you feel better, be my guest. It won't change facts.
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