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Obama requested $1 million earmark for his wife's employer.

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Danny White, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OGRiMWFhNWY4MTgzMjI3NjEzNGQwMWFiMTlhYmRhN2Y=
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I'm sure it's a beautiful pavilion.
  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Chu-chu-chu-chu-changes...
    Yeah right; change the face of the crook stealing the money?
  4. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    That is very disheartening. Even though I do not agree with his politics I was hoping that Obama was a man of character.

    This looks much worse than whatever stupid crap his racist hate mongering preacher said.
  5. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    People are people. Politicians are politicians. Its not all our faults.

    Its the system. The system is broken. The game has unfair rules. Expect more of the same until the base of the problems are fixed.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Yep...people don't get that far in politics without doing some funny business in the majority of cases.
  7. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    troubling, but i'll wait till more is known. a tidbit isn't worth much alone.
  8. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Duke Cunningham was tossed out of Congress and tossed into jail for steering money and contracts to groups in exchange for financial benefit... jus sayin.

    I don't know if there's any direct quid pro quo here, but it sure stinks to high heaven.

    And seriously, if you think Obama hasn't benefitted from dirty money in the past, you should look at the whole Tony Rezko thing a little more closely.

    Lucky for him, he's running against "Madame Whitewater" and "Mister Keating 5."

    But yeah, so much for him being "Mr. Change."
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    :laugh2: @ Madame Whitewater. Funny thing is that is probably one of the nicest monikers she has gained over the years.
  10. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    Change initiated from the top progresses incrementally. If you want real change, you must look to the people. :D

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  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Argentinian Marxist revolutionary who later joined Fidel Castro's revolutionary. Yeah he is a real hero of the people. :laugh2:
  12. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    The Cubans are rather fond of him.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    The ones in Miami or the ones getting in broken down boats to get the hell out of there to come to Miami? :lmao2:
  14. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    Why don't you go to Cuba and ask what they think of him?

    Oh wait, our government won't let you.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    U of Chicago Medical Center isn't so podunk hospital -- it is the best and most prestigious hospital in the state and among the Nation's finest.

    Candidates make 100s of earmark requests -- usually to fund successful institutions like this. Earmark requests often top 10 million dollars. And frankly, one million to U of C is likely a tiny tiny contribution toward a major construction project. One million may seem like a lot of money but the 1 mill isn't going to buy much influence with the hospital -- I would imagine that 1 million was the minimum for the state to be recognized among the top level of contributors to the project (i.e., the state's earmark bought them a prominent place on a donor plaque).
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    As I said no need to go there just ask the cubans as they get off the boat in the messed up USA. I know you think the US is trash but then what does that say about Cuba when people are being held in their own country from leaving that they have to risk their lives to come here? Great thing about the US if you don't want to live here you are free to go even to Cuba, no one is forcing anyone to stay in the US
  17. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    You get that from me commenting on travel restrictions to Cuba? Please.
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Why don't you ask Cubans in the American what they think of him? They think he's a murderer.
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    No by many of your other comments of how bad the US is. Isn't great to live in the US, you can talk down about her as much as you want it is your right. Not all have that right in their perfect countries.
  20. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    I wonder what loyalists who fled to Canada had to say about the revolutionaries or Confederates about the Union or the King's cavaliers about the Puritan roundheads?

    I posted the image of Che because it's an iconic image of revolution, nothing more.

    I suppose in the back of my mind I knew that someone would come along and gasp "a socialist revolutionary, oh my!"

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