30 days in the hole

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    one month vacation!

    the president is going to take a one month vacation

    what do you think?

    i like the idea because:

    1) it sets a good example because americans can use more time off which actually helps productivity with a fresher work force

    2) i trust dick cheney more...more gravitas

    3) and being a democrat, i kind of like the idea of not having to see w's face on tv so much:p
     
  2. teabgs macrumors 68030

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    I think he should go on vacation permanently...


    :D
     
  3. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I think that the timing is a little wrong. Personally I would like to think that he is there doing what needs to be done. I don't like it at all. Then again, if we are going to go into Iraq later in the year, then this would be the best time to take one, and lets face it the first year has been a little much on the fella. We forget that Congress only really works about 7 months out of the year, but the Pres is there all the time. Who knows, we do know that Tommy will have something to say about it.:p
     
  4. iH8Quark macrumors 6502

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    *hopes*

    That would be better than quad-processor 5GHz G5's. ;)
     
  5. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    tom daschle?

    we are definitely going to do something with sadaam...it's just a matter of when

    does anybody really think afganistan had anything big to do with 9/11? those attacks have sadaam written all over it with bin laden as the pawn

    we killed five percent of all iraqis in 1991 and depending on which side of the battle you were on, it's seen as a revenge move (9/11)

    so it's washington's move now, and i think we will put sadaam out of power...if it was legal, we could have him in handcuffs in DC by this time tomorrow...just give delta force or the sas the OK and it's done...but we don't work that way since we are a democracy

    we would be no better than sadaam if we used the incredible power of delta force to remove every dictator we didn't like and supplanted him with one we did like

    sure, there are some instances of our destabalizing governments in the past, but considering our power, we have been very, very restrained

    if we were like the british empire in the old days, we would have taken over the whole darn world (like they did for a long time)...but that is not our job in the 21st century
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Being from DC, I know for a fact that most of the city slows down during August - all the Senate and House take the month off as well, so nothing really goes on.

    And even though he's on vacation - that can change if something important comes up.

    I'm looking forward to the less crowded roads on my comute to and from DC - August is the best month to drive around town :D

    D
     
  7. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    i heard DC was the most expensive big city in the united states up there with new york

    could 29,000 a year work for me there?

    ...govt job offer given to experimental students of the local navy school where i live...they are offering free master's degree and two years guaranteed work at dc or alexandria and pay is 29k for two years as student and two years as civil servant
     
  8. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

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    DC isn't that expensive. I live 6 blocks from the capitol and you just got to know where to shop. The only thing that costs a lot are the houses we are house is worth 700 thousand but the thing is, it's so small :( other than that it isn't too expensive ;)
     
  9. coolocity macrumors regular

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    Don't tell me you honestly think we won't be seeing his face on tv so much. Remember last time he was at his ranch? We saw him more than ever, all those interviews, it's pathetic. You see him less when he's in office! Heh, he looks funny in shorts. :D
     
  10. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    the housing is what scares me

    29k a year after taxes and a decent uprated medical plan (a must for civil servants) leaves me with 19k for rent, car, food, and entertainment

    even silicon valley does not have average 700k houses and anybody who makes less than 50k really struggles...really...it's that hard..it sucks big time
     
  11. iGav macrumors G3

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    Re: 30 days in the hole

    So long as he doesn't come over here for his vacation it's fine with me........ ;) :D :p
     
  12. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    Re: Re: 30 days in the hole

    uh, london?

    i think it's likely sometime in his administration...very much so

    now monterey, ca or sand city (pop 125)...now that is so unlikely that i would more expect to see bin laden shopping at kmart here before i could see W walking around here with his secret service men:p
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: Re: 30 days in the hole

    Bin Laden in Sand City? Now that's funny!

    I can just see him wandering around on the dunes out there...surreal!:D
     
  14. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Big whoop, take a hike, go have fun. Big crisis will occur, he'll come "back" from vacation to handle it, look more like hero. (you honestly think that he's going to let the VP take care of the big issues?)
     
  15. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Re: 30 days in the hole

    I have to point out that the subject of this thread sounds like the name of a bad/good? porn movie.

    Anyway, intellectually speaking, the white house won't be much different from when he's there, so I'm not too concerned. :D
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    you would be struggling - even if you bought a house and could write off the morgage. I would recommend that if you're going to be comfortable in DC you need to make around 50k - and even that is pushing it. Rent in the city is skyrocketing, and its not much better in VA and MD.

    Are you still a student? What's the deal with the job?

    D
     
  17. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    SD is about the same, ~$50K/year to do OK...

    ...and my rent is going up in September, from 1370 to 1550, and that's still not "market" for my apartment.:eek: :(
     
  18. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    1550! How many square feet is that! Me and the Mrs. have 1500 square feet in a two story town house, and pay 675 a month. Man, I hope you have the Taj Mahal otherwise man, must stay in Alabama.;)
     
  19. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Dude, I so want to move somewhere cheaper...but school and all is keeping me here for a while.Oh well.

    My place is a two floor townhome, 1082 sq ft...2 bed, 2.5 bath...
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Almost any place in DC with 2 beds and baths will run you 1500 a month - there are exceptions, but few, and most of the people who have cheaper rent are the ones who have lived in the same house for 10 years.

    At that price its much better buying a condo or small house and at least get a break with the morgage.

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  21. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, we've considered buying, but that's even worse here...average home prices are high $300s. Plus, I'm not sure about staying here long-term and would prefer not to commit to anything long-term.

    At least I have room to grow in my salary.:)
     
  22. Pepzhez macrumors regular

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    One month holiday ... plenty of time for the Hypocrite in Chief to get drunk on, er, "pretzels".
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    One the things I tell my friends here is that if you play the "I'm not going to buy a house becuase I'm not going to stay here long, blah, blah, blah" Buy something, anything that you can use to write off the morgage. My wife is a tax geek - mcrain and her would get along great - and she showed me how much money you save, its crazy. For what you're paying on rent, you could buy a $300,000 house and spend the same amount of money.

    And if you don't like that, buy a condo or something similar to save money, but at least you're not throughing the money away.

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  24. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...food for thought.

    Although paying down my student loan debt might take precedence ($35K).
     
  25. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    once again, I bring up this question.

    If you don't want Bush in office, who do you want instead?

    And don't tell me clinton or gore. If it wasn't for them, the country would be doing much better right now...
     

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