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badbullgator
02-12-2009, 12:00 PM
This is part of what when on in BHO's town hall meeting here. People camped out for days to get tickets...Hummmmmm


By Michelle Malkin

Henrietta Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, who heard the homeless woman’s pleas for help to President Obama before a local and national crowd.
The house is in LaBelle, the first home Thompson bought after law school. She told Hughes, “Just give me the opportunity to help you.”
Hughes broke down in front of thousands when she told the president that she and her son have been homeless for more than a year. They are living in a pickup truck.
Obama hugged her after she asked her question and said his staff would help. A staffer later gave her a card to the head of the housing authority and she was told he would help her.
Reader Erik E. has questions. Careful, Erik. You are committing sacrilege. Dissent is unpatriotic. And cruel.
"You know you cannot just “enter” an Obama town hall meeting. They give out tickets in advance. Who gets the tickets? People who stand in line and wait. Who tells people when and where Obama will appear next? Certainly not the Secret Service who has to protect this man. Not the MSM, who are too busy telling us how great he is without asking any critical questions.
Sooooo… how does a 61 year-old homeless woman who’s living in a pickup truck with her son JUST HAPPEN to get a ticket so she can VERY PUBLICALLY ask Prez. Obama for a HOUSE? Anyone? Who pushes her up on stage? She’s right at the front of the crowd. Did she just happen to get a seat there?
Now, within moments of this happening, it’s trumpeted all over the news. AND, surprise, surprise, the wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, Chene Thompson JUST HAPPENS to have a spare house worth $150,000 lying around, so she GIVES it to this unemployed, homeless, living-in-a-truck woman. They’ve been homeless for “more than a year”, which coincidentally, predates the current housing and banking crisis by quite a while. How did they learn about the “Obama Town Hall and Tent Revival”? Were homeless people simply rounded up? Did someone pre-canvas the area in search of “great, tear-jerking stories”? Of all the people in the audience, SHE’S one of the ones Obama chooses to ask a question?
BTW-the taxes which will be charged on this “free house” will bankrupt the poor woman. Taxes are levied based on the home’s assessed value, not on the basis of it being a “free gift”.
On a second, double-snort, the last guy who gets to ask a question JUST HAPPENS to be a 19-year-old kid of Hispanic descent who’s going to Edison State College (free tuition perhaps for in-state students?) and has worked at McDonalds for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS. By my math, he started working there when he was 14! Florida child-labor law infraction, anyone? Now, having worked at McDs several times in my past I can say that they DO offer health care plans. You have to PAY for it, just like everyone else in the country does. It’s OPTIONAL. It’s not a God-given right.
…Do the Thompsons get to claim this as a charitable tax deduction against their (probably) considerable 2009 income? How many houses do they own? Is there anyone left in the media who will ask these questions? Ever?

Franco
02-12-2009, 01:19 PM
I'm glad she was taken care of and it's a shame that her 37 year old son that lives with her can't help.What I didn't like about that press conference was the fact that she was an obvious plant. Obomo's people planted her so that those watching would be distracted from the REAL issues and feel sorry for her. People viewing the press conference on TV were caught up in the emotion of her distress and not the reality of this boondoggle bill!

badbullgator
02-12-2009, 01:41 PM
I'm glad she was taken care of and it's a shame that her 37 year old son that lives with her can't help.What I didn't like about that press conference was the fact that she was an obvious plant. Obomo's people planted her so that those watching would be distracted from the REAL issues and feel sorry for her. People viewing the press conference on TV were caught up in the emotion of her distress and not the reality of this boondoggle bill!

I agree and I am glad she got helped, but it is less than a drop of rain in the ocean, I mean according to the news we are one of the most depressed places in the country and I am sure there are tens of thousands more that are homeless here and what about them???

This just in on our local news....her son has not worked in 7 years.....

Just saying

Matt McKenzie
02-12-2009, 01:46 PM
Too bad our President couldn't just express his concern over her situation but explain that it is not the job of the POTUS to supply homes for citizens. Too bad our President couldn't explain to that young man that his arrangement with McDonald's Corp. is between him and his employer and that the Federal government isn't responsible for his choices. Oh well.

Richard Halstead
02-12-2009, 02:22 PM
The thing that I find upsetting is the responsible home owner that purchased a house well within the range he/she can afford is rewarded by having to help pay down the debt that others piled on themselves. Because of the Democrats need for everyone to have a house whether or not they could afford the cost of a house.

Franco
02-12-2009, 02:44 PM
The thing that I find upsetting is the responsible home owner that purchased a house well within the range he/she can afford is rewarded by having to help pay down the debt that others piled on themselves. Because of the Democrats need for everyone to have a house whether or not they could afford the cost of a house.

Barney Frank should be in the Federal pen!

Goose
02-12-2009, 03:37 PM
Barney Frank's arrogance might even exceed Obama's arrogance. The damage he's done to this country is beyond belief.

Raymond Little
02-12-2009, 04:03 PM
Barney Frank should be in the Federal pen!

My bet is that Loli PopBoy would love the "Action" behind Bars.

Silly Wabbit

Raymond Little
02-12-2009, 04:29 PM
MY BOY LOLI POP;

Frank doesn't. But his fingerprints are all over this fiasco. Time and time again, Frank insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in good shape. Five years ago, for example, when the Bush administration proposed much tighter regulation of the two companies, Frank was adamant that "these two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis." When the White House warned of "systemic risk for our financial system" unless the mortgage giants were curbed, Frank complained that the administration was more concerned about financial safety than about housing.

Need A House Regards

JDogger
02-12-2009, 06:57 PM
If a 'crime' is being commited, and you know that a 'crime is being commited, and you take no steps to report or intervene such 'crime', and actually assist in its implementation, it is called aiding and abetting and you are as guilty as the 'criminal' party.

Plenty of blame to go all around.

JD

Raymond Little
02-12-2009, 08:51 PM
Only if it is a "CRIME" to be incompetent or "STUPID" I'll let the people decide based on the FACTS!

JDogger
02-12-2009, 11:21 PM
Huh? I don't believe anybody's holding you responsible r little.

The Facts, ma'am, just the Facts.

Joe Friday regards,:razz:

JD


Only if it is a "CRIME" to be incompetent or "STUPID" I'll let the people decide based on the FACTS!

badbullgator
02-13-2009, 08:47 AM
More coming out on this now. Seems like this woman WAS offered free housing by at least one local group, but she turned it down becasue it was only for 90 days and then they would have to pay $400 a month. The same group also gave them money and offered job training for the son who flat out turned it down.

Julie R.
02-13-2009, 09:30 AM
More coming out on this now. Seems like this woman WAS offered free housing by at least one local group, but she turned it down becasue it was only for 90 days and then they would have to pay $400 a month. The same group also gave them money and offered job training for the son who flat out turned it down.

It seems to me that giving Henrietta a house was probably one of the very WORST PR stunts Obomo could do. I mean there is a huge subset of humanity that goes beyond entitlement mentality and actually does think he's magic and will provide them with free housing, car loans, medicine and money to buy whatever they feel they are owed. Stunts like this only give them hope they'll be next. Ever notice how those shyster lawyers and 'credit help' scam outfits advertise to appeal to this same group, "Get the financial help you DESERVE"?

Corey NOTHING you could say about this welfare leech and her trifling grown son would surprise me.

Goose
02-13-2009, 09:43 AM
Let's hope Obama stops his campaigning once the porkulus bill is signed into law. He's such a fraud.

Mike Noel
02-13-2009, 10:26 AM
It seems that BHO is going to govern via publicity stunt......here he is promising the Caterpillar folks that they will get re-hired becasue of the stimulus bill......the Cat CEO says to tap the brakes there buster.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/02/doh-caterpillar.html

I about fell over when I heard ABC news actually reporting on this gaffe on the national news last night. Its the most critical thing I have heard out of them about BHO, EVER.

Marvin S
02-13-2009, 12:04 PM
Remember the CARTER years? The editorial page started with praise, after about a year there were questions, then the comments less than competent began to show, & finally the word incompetent presented. I predict this guy is goiing to make CARTER look competent.

Mike, the comments on the ABC article are hilarious! Buyers Remorse & too late to cancel the deal. :D :D

backpasture
02-13-2009, 03:45 PM
It seems to me that giving Henrietta a house was probably one of the very WORST PR stunts Obomo could do.


President Obama gave her a house?! Is that the story they are telling in right wing lala land?

For the record, she has been allowed to live rent free in a house that was offered to her by Chene Thompson. She is the wife of REPUBLICAN State Representative Nick Thompson.

That Obama sure can work magic! He pulled off a 'PR Stunt' that portrays a Republican as compassionate and charitable. You'd better get to work running Rep. Thompson out of the party, since he evidently doesn't uphold 'Republican' values.

Julie R.
02-13-2009, 06:48 PM
President Obama gave her a house?! Is that the story they are telling in right wing lala land?

For the record, she has been allowed to live rent free in a house that was offered to her by Chene Thompson. She is the wife of REPUBLICAN State Representative Nick Thompson.

That Obama sure can work magic! He pulled off a 'PR Stunt' that portrays a Republican as compassionate and charitable. You'd better get to work running Rep. Thompson out of the party, since he evidently doesn't uphold 'Republican' values.

Grow up, you know exactly what I was talking about. That production took place during an Obomo press conference. Doesn't really matter whose house it was, that hasn't been newsworthy, has it? Genius on his aides' part actually, it kept their boy safe from any tough questions. I guarantee you the same people that lined up to get their free 'scriptions and monthly notes notes paid off the day after Obomo was elected would tell you solemnly that Obomo gave her that house and he finna give them some moneys, too. I'll type this really slowly and in big letters so you can understand it:

Giving Henrietta a house was another Obomo PR stunt.

Raymond Little
02-13-2009, 07:20 PM
I's Gonna Get Me Sum Dat, Yes Sur.
Soros Just Wants To Keep Them On The Plantaion.
Including Obomo

backpasture
02-13-2009, 07:35 PM
Giving Henrietta a house was another Obomo PR stunt.

So, the Republican who gave her the house was just a pawn in this 'stunt'? What did the President do, hypnotize him?

Grasp at straws much?

badbullgator
02-13-2009, 08:50 PM
So, the Republican who gave her the house was just a pawn in this 'stunt'? What did the President do, hypnotize him?

Grasp at straws much?

Yeah BP this POOR old woman and her misguided son just happened to get tickets (only 250 given out and many sold on Craigs List for $500 +) and got in the first few rows and just happened to be picked to ask a question.....come on evey you can see this was a set up! As far as the Nelsons "giving' her the house, not set up and he/they did step up to do it but wow what a good PR stunt for him (who probably was not in on the initial set up). Note that several others offered housing to her and the only one the national news covers is the republican who offered...hummm all the other offers were not good enough or is there something more to it?

backpasture
02-14-2009, 07:26 AM
Yeah BP this POOR old woman and her misguided son just happened to get tickets (only 250 given out and many sold on Craigs List for $500 +) and got in the first few rows and just happened to be picked to ask a question.....come on evey you can see this was a set up! As far as the Nelsons "giving' her the house, not set up and he/they did step up to do it but wow what a good PR stunt for him (who probably was not in on the initial set up). Note that several others offered housing to her and the only one the national news covers is the republican who offered...hummm all the other offers were not good enough or is there something more to it?

I love conspiracy theories. Anything can be answered with another 'plot twist'.

JDogger
02-14-2009, 02:18 PM
It's Fun to Watch Obama Driving These Republicans So Crazy

By Bob Cesca, Huffington Post
Posted on February 12, 2009, Printed on February 14, 2009


The historical record of far-right ridiculousness has been well-documented here and throughout the blogosphere.


Who can forget Michelle Malkin's inspired cheerleader skit? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt_YcQlYxyY) Or when Rush Limbaugh mocked a guy's Parkinson's disease tremors. (http://www.bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2009/01/another_reminde.html) What about John Boehner's public sobbing jags? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir1UABBe1v4) Pat Robertson insisting he could leg-press 2,000 pounds. Sarah Palin's turkey geeker photo op. George W. Bush telling us that Iraq is a "peeance freeance." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIcBodWDHRA) Remember when Bill O'Reilly shouted down the son of a 9/11 victim? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BAFb97L3KU)


Already, we're talking about a mélange of weirdness and upside-down logic suitable for the ages, and that's all prior to Jan. 20, 2009.


But I don't think we ever anticipated that the presidency of Barack Obama would, among other things, send the far-right into a freakazoid display of shockingly deranged conniptions and outright crazy talk -- their manic hyperdrive engines, fueled by Rush Limbaugh's gesticulating arm flab, blasting them out of their political Mos Eisley cantina scene and expelling them a thousand parsecs beyond the zero barrier of insanity.


Too much?


Just to be clear, I'm not talking about the lies or distortions or their utter lack of credibility (zero cred (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/operation-zero-cred_b_164377.html)) on broad-ranging issues like, you know, foreign policy and the economy.


What we have here is the equivalent level of chaos as, say, the first group-therapy scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In other words: a total berserker meltdown.

Seriously, have you ever seen the Republicans more twisted and kerfuffled than they are today? Movie metaphors aside, I've been hard pressed to find greater examples of insanity from the far-right than have been exhibited in the past week alone.


Here we have a Republican Party that's been discredited and bloodied, and yet in the face of an enormously popular president who is confounding conventional wisdom while building a working consensus among American voters, the Republicans appear to be reflexively coughing up the most intellectually violent (http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/got-hypocrisy-by-digby-i-often-say-that.html) chunks of hooey on record.


They're screaming about fear-mongering, (http://thinkprogress.org/2009/02/08/ensign-denies-teacher-layoffs/) even though we had eight years of this. (http://www.narsil.org/war_on_iraq/bush_october_7_2002.html)


They're screaming about fiscal responsibility, (http://www.bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2009/02/morning_joe_lat.html) even though we had eight years of this. (http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0927/p01s02-usec.html)


They're screaming about free speech, (http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/14/nation/na-onthemedia14) even though we had eight years of this (http://www.bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2005/01/david_drier_pro.html) and this (http://archive.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/27/spin/print.html) and this. (http://www.globalissues.org/article/269/new-slogan-in-washington-watch-what-you-say)


They're honest to God screaming about fascism, (http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/beck-ingraham-duet-fox-sounds-babbli) even though we had eight years of this (http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/000319.htm) and this (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15220450/) and this. (http://www.alternet.org/module/printversion/126655/%3Ca%20href=)


Yes, the Republicans have claimed to have "found their voice." (http://www.cnsnews.com/public/Content/Article.aspx?rsrcid=42760) If this is true, then their "voice" sounds exactly like Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and Malkin, depending on the day.

So what are these voices saying exactly?


For starters, Limbaugh -- the de facto leader of the Republican Party -- said on his show Tuesday (http://mediamatters.org/countyfair/200902100026?show=1) that the entire economic meltdown was actually precipitated by a conspiracy between George Soros and a cabal of billionaire liberals who deliberately sought to sabotage the world economy in order to get Obama elected.


He, of course, has no real evidence for this, other than what the shadow people told him while he was tweaking his TV remotes.


OK, so I made up the part about the shadow people, but the rest is seriously what Limbaugh was telling his audience of dittoheads yesterday. What Limbaugh doesn't know, however, is that Soros is actually a hobbit who's conspiring with Elvis to fake another Moon landing. (Shh!)


Confined to its own phantom zone of crazy, there's only so much harm this can do. After all, Limbaugh's puffy melon has been bombarded with a mountain of hillbilly heroin large enough to crush God. But I wish I could report that this was wholly the product of Limbaugh's condition.


It's a theory that was also repeated by Donald Luskin (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/its-a-conspiracy-i-tell-you/): a seriously wrongheaded economist and, go figure, former economic advisor to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.


Speaking of McCain, he was pilfering extra helpings of rich, creamery crazy from Malkin this week. (http://thinkprogress.org/2009/02/09/malkin-mccain-boehner/) Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, were doing it, too. Last month, Malkin nicknamed the president's recovery bill the "generational theft" bill, arguing that the debt it would create will serve to rob future generations.


This, naturally, disregards the nearly doubled national debt and record-breaking deficits created by George W. Bush with programs that, when taken individually, were enthusiastically endorsed by Malkin (Iraq, tax cuts and so on). But there was McCain on Face the Nation on Sunday talking about "generational theft." Whatever, senator, the fundamentals are strong so what's does it matter, right?


Meanwhile, Michael Steele, the newly elected head of the Republican National Committee and pre-emptive excuse for the next time a Republican talk-radio host blurts out a racist remark, tried to tell a national television viewing audience (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/08/steele-confuses-stephanop_n_164991.html) that the government has never in the history of the United States created a job -- only "work." Yep.


Do I really need to outline why this is crazy?


Former White House chief of staff Andy Card, meanwhile, attacked Obama (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/05/bush-jacketless-in-oval-o_n_164513.html) for violating a nonexistent Oval Office dress code.


Republican columnist Fred Barnes cited a former Limbaugh producer named Marc Morano (http://www.bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2009/02/limbaugh_rules.html) as his "scientific" source on global warming.


Fox News is reading Republican talking points verbatim (http://mediamatters.org/items/200902100019) and passing them off as news copy -- typos and all.


And after eight years of the smirking frat boy named George W. Bush, Malkin went so far as to accuse Obama of being "snippy" during his prime-time press conference. (http://www.bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2009/02/yeah_okay.html)


Elsewhere, another far-right blogger is vowing to never again fist-bump with her friends (http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/17066.html) at her tennis club. And when she's at the grocery store and is confronted by magazines with the president's face in the checkout line, she turns the magazines backward. All of them. I'm not making this up.


They have indeed totally lost their shpadoinkle, and despite purely involuntary spikes in my blood pressure, it's so much fun to watch.


By successfully debunking their lies, rising above their bait and merely presenting a contrast of character, Obama is making the Republican A-Listers appear small, petty and absolutely befuddled.


They're frantically struggling to figure out how to counterpunch, so they're grabbing, borrowing or downright plagiarizing ideas from anywhere, irrespective of the general quality of the idea.


And if the Republicans are at all interested in continued survival, someone they respect should probably smack their hands and scold: Drop that filthy Limbaugh quote! You don't know where it's been!


But if this is their "voice," and they're satisfied with it, I for one welcome the new Republican "voice" and wish them a hearty and very sincere: Good luck with that.

BobCesca.com (http://www.bobcesca.com/)

code3retrievers
02-15-2009, 06:03 PM
How sad that you get your information from the Huffington Post.

I guess it could have been worse you could have quoted an article out of the National Enquirer.

JDogger
02-15-2009, 08:05 PM
How sad that you get your information from the Huffington Post.

I guess it could have been worse you could have quoted an article out of the National Enquirer.

No, what's sad, and even worse, is that this thread was started with a quote from Michelle Malkin.