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The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

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The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 pm

Back by popular demand--a running inventory of Barry's gaffes, goofs, boners and flubs. Lightly covered by the LSM but entertaining and enlightening nontheless.

Let's start this off with a bang--Could this be Barry's way of getting back at Reid for the "light-skinned Negro" bit?:

President Obama Again Criticizes Trips to Las Vegas

"President Obama is catching heat from Nevada lawmakers and business leaders regarding his comments Tuesday criticizing trips to Las Vegas.

During the president's town hall meeting in Nashua, New Hampshire, he discussed the need to curb spending during tough economic times. "When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

The president's comments come nearly a year after he criticized companies that received federal money for taking corporate junkets to Las Vegas. "You can't go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on taxpayers' dime," he said at the time. Local business leaders say Nevada tourism suffered last year in part because companies canceled trips to Las Vegas in the wake of the president's comments"

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11922024

Mayor of Los Vegas offers beat-down here:

He has a real psychological hang up about the entertainment capitol of the world. An apology won't be acceptable this time, I don't know where his vendetta comes from but we're not going to let him make his bones by lambasting Las Vegas, that's why (the press) is here today.

"He didn't learn his lesson the first time, but when he hurt our economy by his ill conceived rhetoric, we didn't think it would happen again, but now that it has I want to assure you, when he comes I'll do everything I can to give him the boot back to Washington and to visit his failures back there.

"I gotta tell you this, everybody says I shouldn't say it, but I gotta tell you the way it is. This president is a real slow learner."

http://www.ktnv.com/global/story.asp?s=11922695

Ouch! I bet half-wit Harry is thrilled.
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:18 pm

The president was right. Wasteful corporate spending had to stop. What's your point?
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:22 pm

"When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."


Hmmm. What kind of monster would suggest fiscal responsibility in a time of economic crisis? Surely not a spend happy uber-liberal. Good Conservatives know when times are tough you go to the mall, Singapore, or Dubai. Not Vegas.
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby jman111 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Ned Flanders wrote: "When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."



Does this mean the boating industry will express its "outrage" next?
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:27 pm

Maybe all this fiscal responsibility should start at home for our president and his corporation, the federal government.

Might I suggest he curtail his importing of "celebrity" chefs to the WH? The parties? The vacations? The joyrides in AF1 over lower Manhattan? Pelosi's use of AF planes to transport children and grandchildren?
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Cortez » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:31 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
"When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."


Hmmm. What kind of monster would suggest fiscal responsibility in a time of economic crisis? Surely not a spend happy uber-liberal. Good Conservatives know when times are tough you go to the mall, Singapore, or Dubai. Not Vegas.


Suggest.
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby rabble » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:32 pm

Las Vegas wrote:We like the nickname "lost wages" and we like to play up the idea of a hedonistic overpriced place where people can go to do things they'd never do where anyone who knows them can see it, but calling us a place where you can blow a bunch of cash and telling people to save for their childrens' education instead, well that's just going too far!
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:33 pm

Cortez. Step outside your FoxBox for 10 seconds and read these words.

"When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

Is there a scandal here?
Do you agree or disagree with that statement?
Does one person saying this in NH have ANY impact on profitability in Vegas?
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Uncle_Leaver » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:39 pm

You're right Flim-Flan. Obama was wrong. You should go blow a bunch of dough in Vegas when you're trying to save for college. Doi.

Yes, what an outrage. I'm sure the city that made its name on legalized prostitution and fleecing the fiscally irresponsible will have a helluva time reconciling its balance sheet this quarter as a result of this oh-so-egregious remark.

Honestly, who gives a flinging shit what the mayor of Vegas has to say about Obama? In the grand scheme of things mayor of Sin City ranks right up there with ticket taker at the It's a Small World ride at Disneyland. If ever a job description included the prerequisite of "scumball douchebag" that one's it.

Whatever, Mr. Mayor. When we want the political opinion of someone firmly in the pocket of organized crime we'll email you, Fredo.
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:44 pm

Don't "working families" and "working people" staff the casinos, hotels, restaurants, shows, shopping malls and airprot in Las Vegas?
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Cortez » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:46 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Cortez. Step outside your FoxBox for 10 seconds and read these words.

"When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

Is there a scandal here?
Do you agree or disagree with that statement?
Does one person saying this in NH have ANY impact on profitability in Vegas?


I don't think there is a scandal and I don't feel it would be valuable if there was. I don't think it was a smart thing to say but I don't care what he says. I'm saying a suggestion is not an action and this one is hardly even likely, not even in a minor way. Talking about fiscal "restraint" on the heels of a 3.6 trillion dollar budget - the word "restraint" is not "restraint" itself. Its like a lusciously illustrated cookbook when you're starving in the desert. Can you eat it? Lets see him really tighten his belt, then we'll have something to talk about.
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:51 pm

I don't think it was a smart thing to say


Why?

Talking about fiscal "restraint" on the heels of a 3.6 trillion dollar budget - the word "restraint" is not "restraint" itself.


Ah yes but the people who spent the last 8 years running up deficits somehow hold the moral high ground on the subject. You see Cortez we do sort of understand each other. You know how you feel when you hear this god awful spend freak Obama talk about restraint and fiscal responsibility? That's exactly how I feel about it every time a Republican or moran tea bagger opens their mouth about it. What have they ever done to make me believe them? The only balanced budget in my lifetime came under a Democrat. All Republicans have ever done is come up with clever ways to hide and justify their spending and then trash others for the same behavior.
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby AaronTheSnob » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:56 pm

Ned, Ned, Ned...how quickly you forget:

"Federal Spending Soars Under Bush..."

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1204-03.htm
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:59 pm

AaronTheSnob wrote:Ned, Ned, Ned...how quickly you forget:

"Federal Spending Soars Under Bush..."

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1204-03.htm

Darling, Bush is long-gone. And Obama makes Bush look like a piker in the spending department. What, a ten-fold increase?
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Re: The Hoper Steps in it II-- This Time it's Personal

Postby rabble » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:02 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Don't "working families" and "working people" staff the casinos, hotels, restaurants, shows, shopping malls and airprot in Las Vegas?

Aha. Now we get to the heart of the thing. If an industry has people working in it, it must be allowed to continue unabated.

So how do you feel about undermining all those working families in the higher education industry? You heartless bastard.
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