Thousand dollar dinner? Thanks, Dubbaya

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by XNine, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. XNine macrumors 68040

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    So, we sit in an office in Aurora, Colorado that overlooks one of the major highways. Well, we noticed two cop cars pull over a guy walking near our building, and then the highway went silent.

    So then I was informed the President is coming and everytime he comes the highway gets completely shut down. So, he landed at Buckly AFB, which is little more than a stones throw from my apartment complex. He comes down the highway with about 18 motorcylce cops, 6 SUVs, and about 16 other vehicles...

    why? To honor another republican with an award, and have a ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR A PLATE dinner raising funds for another republican.

    Funny enough, among the protests, is being held at a church where they will have a $1.00 a plate dinner that goes to fund buying special lining for helmets of service men and women in the ME that protects them from brain injuries during duty and combat. Now THAT is a worthy cause, especially froma Church no less.

    This President is such a jerk-off that his own religious folk are protesting him.

    http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGN...MPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf
     
  2. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    An idle thought....

    I wonder if the state and the feds spend more money flying the President in and shutting down the infrastructure than the republican politician can raise at his $1000 plate dinner..
     
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    all presidents do this, not just the current one
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Money raised is Republican money. Money spent in this case is state money.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    A couple weeks ago, I had to go to a meeting at work and was like 2 blocks from a hotel where captain dumbass was going to be giving a speech at some expensive republican dinner. Fortunately, I was able to leave before the traffic. Basically, one of St. Louis's busiest streets was shut down. On top of that, this street carries a majority of the rush hour traffic from Clayton, a huge area for corporate offices where a TON of people would be. Plus, part of interstate 170 also got closed. Anytime an interstate is closed during rush hour is bad news.

    I was kinda hoping I'd have a chance to flip off his motorcade, but I didn't. Oh well. Had I not had to be somewhere that night, I probably would've stayed in that area and join the protestors.
     
  6. solvs macrumors 603

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    To be fair, yeah they do. But Bush is still an ass. At least this isn't as bad as when he went to visit the Katrina victims and inadvertently stopped a lot of the aid coming in for a couple of hours.

    I don't like that he's spending tax payer money to campaign, just as I wouldn't if any other politician does it.
     
  7. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    It's certainly a PITA for all concerned when any President comes to town. And Dubya's no different. But it was a PITA ever since Ike, as I recall. After JFK's assassination, it just got worse.

    What's the big deal about $1,000/plate dinners? Where do you think any politico's campaign funds come from? Only from mail-in donations? Hollywood folks are on record for contributing $45 million to Hillary, and they have a good bit of newsie coverage about the gala festivites and the $umpteen/plate "food".

    (Note: Should you ever go to any campaign "dinner", I suggest you eat something truly tasteworthy, ahead of time. Take a pocket flask of your favorite booze; the speechifying is usually boring as (bleep). Profound thoughts such as "The future lies ahead." Better, don't go. :) )

    They're all pretty much the same, except that the Democrats' campaign contributions come in larger lumps than the Republicans' do. The Pubes get more of the smaller checks. (That's a matter of public record on that website that tracks campaign contributions. I disremember the URL.)

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  8. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    Ya political crap, and they all do it. But tell me you were also appalled when Billy clinton would rent rooms in the White House to raise $$$.
     
  9. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    I took that sort of thing for granted, from Clinton. I was more appalled by the appalling taste of Billy Beer. :D

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  10. solvs macrumors 603

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    Well, yeah.
     
  11. XNine thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think Politicians should WORK for their money, not have it handed to them for dinner that actually costs 12.95 at the local KFC. And why is it just for republicans? Because bushy is trying to get as many republicans in office, locally and federally, so that the neo-cons can truly take over and destroy everything this country is great for.
     
  12. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    I think Politicians should WORK for their money, not have it handed to them for dinner that actually costs 12.95 at the local KFC. And why is it just for democrats? Because hilly is trying to get as many democrats in office, locally and federally, so that the liberal socialists can truly take over and destroy everything this country is great for.

    There is little to zero upper ground amongst all politicians on this subject.
     
  13. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Hey. I'm a liberal Socialist dammit.

    Let's call it what it is: NONE of us regulars are willing to endorse the extremes expressed by the thrust of the two major parties. Likewise, few of us can endorse the tree-hugging dorks that run the greens in this country, the rich brats that run the libertarians or support ross perot's "American Independant Party" which has done little but implode.

    Just because I feel that essential services should be guaranteed doesn't mean I don't understand the value of market forces. Hell, If I had my way the whole thing'd be stripped down to well regulated contractors, software and massive regular antitrust purges.

    The problem isn't the political compass of the actors, it's the fact that ALL the players are simply looking to milk and continue to fatten a morbidly obese and corrupt beurocracy.

    The Fed is fat,flatulent and insane. I care not who feeds it,I want it dead and replaced.
     
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    The lust for greed and gain is the root of all evil.
     
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    Highways are closed not only for our own presidents, but also for foreign dignitaries. I would expect nothing less of any other country. Nothing to see here...
     

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