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The Pettiness and Arrogance of Barack Obama
Political Realities ^ | 10/06/13 | LD Jackson

Posted on 10/06/2013 4:50:32 AM PDT by LD Jackson

WWII-Memorial-ClosedThere will be some that may take exception to the tone this post will strike, but this is something that needs to be said. Have you ever witnessed a single politician with the ingrained pettiness we are seeing displayed from the White House. I have always felt whomever held the Office of President of the United States deserved respect. If for nothing else, for simply holding the highest office in our country. Even with Barack Obama, I have tried to show a modicum of respect for the office. That is no longer the case and my feeling has been brought on by the actions of Obama himself.

The attitude Obama displays has been obvious since the day he first took office. He showed a certain amount of disdain and arrogance, as if he was somewhat better than the other politicians in Washington. After all, he did win the election and the Republicans lost. Throughout his first four years in office, I came to expect that arrogance to raise its ugly head. I believe it is in Obama's nature, in his heart. The Bible says "out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh", and that holds true with Obama. The latest showdown with the Republicans has placed it even more prominently on display.

Barack Obama is always telling us how he is fighting for the middle class. He based a large part of his campaign on this lie, but when push comes to shove, his true nature emerges. That's what we are seeing in the political fight over the government shutdown caused by the Democrats and their leader in the White House. We knew Obama would blame the Republicans. That much was a given. What is so surprising is how he is doing everything he can to make sure the government shutdown is as painful and inconvenient to the average American citizen as possible. Obama is really pulling out all the stops on this.

The government shutdown started on October 1. The first signs of how petty Obama was going to be were displayed at the WWII Memorial. This is an open air memorial, with no attendants. People come and go as they please, taking their time to ponder and reflect the war to end all wars. Many of these people are the elderly veterans who fought and sacrificed in that war. When groups of them started arriving, they found the memorial barricaded by police tape. Certain Republican Representatives happened to be in the area and some of them helped these elderly warriors to take down the barricades and escorted them to their memorial.

That was the first indication that this government shutdown was going to get ugly, but not the last. Similar barricades and obstructions were placed at the Vietnam Wall, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and others. You can walk to the Iwo Jima Memorial, but the road itself has been blocked. That didn't work so well for the veterans who were elderly, some of them in wheelchairs. They broke through the barricades and drove to their memorial, as they should. Keep in mind that these memorials are not normally attended or guarded, but with the government shutdown, Obama feels the need to spend money we do not have, just to make sure these places are barricaded so American citizens are not able to access them. The pettiness and arrogance that is causing these places to be closed needs to be documented. As much as the actions taken by the Obama administration should not surprise me, I can not help but be shocked. Following is a list of places that have been closed, due to Obama's version of a government shutdown.

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1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer - The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has threatened to veto this funding.

2. The World War II Memorial - The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to spitefully barricade the attraction.

The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass a compromise bill that would fund America's national parks. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.

3. Furloughed Military Chaplains Not Allowed to Work for Free - Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so.

4. Business Stops In Florida Keys - Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding. As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can't practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary to keep this area open "non-essential," the "enforcement officers" to ensure no business is done are "essential."

5. Obama Blacks Out Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops - The American Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the popular and fun stuff.

Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential.

6. Obama Closes D-Day Memorial - The GOP have offered to compromise and fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.

7. Obama Tries to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon - Although George Washington's Mt. Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot. Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down.

8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to Run - The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a private company that "employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states." No federal money is used to operate these parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the neck.

9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasn’t Supported Since 1980 - "For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.”

10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin - "The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil's Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion's share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers."

11. Obama Closes Vietnam Memorial - The GOP have passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently, the "essential" government employees are those erecting barricades, not those who could keep the memorial open.

12. Obama Closes Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot - "The operator of a 51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government shutdown."

October is this inn's prime season. The GOP have offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise.

State troopers blocked customers from entering the inn's parking lot.

13. Park Service Ranger: 'We've Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can' - “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

If this isn't petty enough for you, consider this. Florida Bay is 1,100 miles of open ocean. Many people go there to fish and supply the captains of the fishing boats with their livelihood. According to the National Park Service, it is now closed, due to Obama's version of a government shutdown. This closure also includes Biscayne National Park.

One last thing. South Dakota is home to Mt. Rushmore. Since it is operated by the National Park, it's closure during the government shutdown is no surprise, but the Obama administration didn't stop there. They ordered traffic cones to be placed on the highway to prevent driver's from pulling into scenic overlooks and taking pictures of the monument. The pettiness of this action astounds even me.

mt-rushmoreWhat is our country coming to, when our President is so willing to make his point, that he engages in such petty behavior. Did Obama give the order to close the scenic overlooks at Mt. Rushmore? Did he order Florida Bay and Biscayne National Park closed? Did he specifically tell the National Park Service to close the memorials to our honored veterans, some of them in their last days? Probably not, but someone under his authority did. His attitude has ran downhill and permeated every level of his administration. The people working under Obama know how he feels and they are acting accordingly.

The disrespect shown by the Obama administration towards the American people infuriates me. I would say that we do not deserve such disrespect and pettiness, but I'm not sure that is a true statement. After all, we did manage to elect him to the White House. Not once, but twice. After a useless first term, we decided to give him another chance. I say "we", but that's not technically true. I didn't vote for Obama and am glad to say I didn't. If you read this and you did vote for Mr. Petty and Arrogant, then shame on you. The mess we are in is your fault, not mine.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 113th; abortion; arrogance; barrycades; bho44; deathpanels; governmentshutdown; obama; obamacare; obamalegacy; operationwhipcracker; shutdown; zerocare

1 posted on 10/06/2013 4:50:32 AM PDT by LD Jackson
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To: LD Jackson

The parks belong to the people, not to this corrupt regime headed by Emperor Zero.


2 posted on 10/06/2013 4:55:39 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: LD Jackson

It’s like having a 15 year old running the country! Started reading an editorial in my local Sunday paper. The first sentence balmed the shutdown on the “morons in Congress”. That’s as far as I read.


3 posted on 10/06/2013 4:57:42 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: LD Jackson; zot; NYer; Interesting Times; Alamo-Girl; kristinn; SeekAndFind; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

LD — you nailed it “pettiness and arrogance.” I can only add “meanness” to make it a trifecta.


4 posted on 10/06/2013 4:58:31 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

This Country belongs to the people. Not some petty tyrant and his minions.
They work for us. And If I owned a company they all would have been fired ages ago. These people are not fit to clean out porta pottys.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: LD Jackson

Is there a single real American that does not AUTOMATICALLY pledge the flag??

6 posted on 10/06/2013 4:59:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: LD Jackson

The Prissident of the United States..........


7 posted on 10/06/2013 5:04:52 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: LD Jackson
spoiled children when they don't get thier way
8 posted on 10/06/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: LD Jackson

Just a couple of selected words always describe Omar Obama and that is: punk scum thug. Chicago street thug. Born in a thug society, raised by an Islamic hating society of murdering thugs, educated by a communist loving, homo supporting pig named Davis. Obama’s entire life has been “sealed” so that this nation will not know the truth. Never before would America have allowed this to happen. Once, the press would have demanded answers. Now, the press is the cover up. They aid and abed this criminal thug. He is a perfect picture of what the Antichrist will be like. No one will know much about Antichrist and all will love and adore him and the press will cover for him. He will gain power through deception just as Omar Obama has. Perfect image of the Antichrist. Power through thuggery by force of the police state. Where, oh where, has America gone??


9 posted on 10/06/2013 5:10:12 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: LD Jackson
All Barack Obama is is a "face". He's a prop for the Radical-Leftist Wing of the Democrat Party. For all his draft-dodging, campaign-worker-raping, intern-molesting, Bill Clinton was not a "true believer" in the Leftist agenda....he had a self-interest that was willing to compromise with Republicans if it kept his political viability.

The Hard-Left wing of the Democrat party despised that. That's why they got "True Believers" Algore and Lurch Kerry nominated in 2000 and 2004. However, because both candidates were ugly stupid white guys, they were beaten off by George W. Bush.

Then, the Radical-Extreme-Left wing of the Democrat Party formulated a plan- put a pretty, well-spoken light-skinned black man as the front for their efforts, and they could win the election. The Leaders of this Radical-Left Wing include folks like Bill Ayres, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, etc.....these are the people running the show. All Obama is is their "face", their spokesman.

Mind you, Obama believes all the stuff his handlers put out. He was raised by Marxist grandparents and may have been fathered by Frank Marshall Davis (a probable Soviet Agent). However, he wasn't put into the position of President by his intelligence or inner strength. He was put there because he's a pretty black man and that any criticism would be labeled "wacism".

10 posted on 10/06/2013 5:10:49 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: LD Jackson

He is a sadist.


11 posted on 10/06/2013 5:12:35 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: LD Jackson

Petty and arrogant with lots of guns and goons and eager to use them - a dangerous combination.


12 posted on 10/06/2013 5:16:38 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: LD Jackson

No one will ever say it better or put it in better perspective.


13 posted on 10/06/2013 5:17:19 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: LD Jackson

They are pushing buttons trying to start a confrontation.

Anyone that’s ever been in a bar fight can see this.

They want to blame the violence on “right wing extremist”.

BTW, it appears they are about to get the illegals to marching in the streets again like they did in 2006 where cities were pretty much shut down with the millions of illegals marching in the streets.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 5:17:28 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Diogenesis

Obviously there is ONE.


15 posted on 10/06/2013 5:20:10 AM PDT by wita
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To: LD Jackson

Seems to me a four ton RV could make quick work of those highway cones.


16 posted on 10/06/2013 5:23:35 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: LD Jackson

> South Dakota is home to Mt. Rushmore. Since it is operated by the National Park, it’s closure during the government shutdown is no surprise, but the Obama administration didn’t stop there. They ordered traffic cones to be placed on the highway to prevent driver’s from pulling into scenic overlooks and taking pictures of the monument. The pettiness of this action astounds even me.

I am surprised that our commie dictator didn’t have a huge tarp placed over the monument.


17 posted on 10/06/2013 5:25:00 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: LD Jackson

Pettiness and Arrogance...yes.

Yes, it seems that way, but as we always remind ourselves ...look at what the other hand is doing.

God I pray I am wrong, but I don’t think they are going to open the government anytime soon AND I do believe they are going for the big DEFAULT. When 0bama warned the markets my stomach curdled.

All this right now is a warning to the Patriots. Right now it is parks and monuments, but I’ve read of some businesses are unable to hire because they can’t get the e-verify done, all the goofy government websites shutdown for no reason...yet 0bamacare runs, what happens when he goes after the ports, imports, etc?

He is, more correctly they are, pushing for a revolt. All this is little stuff...testing the water temperature. OWS didn’t provoke us, we watched and laughed at them. But deny Patriots their respect, well then that is a whole other matter. Provocation, what is that one button the WH can push that will make the law abiding Patriot break the law?

From knowing the NSA is tracking every post on FR, to the IRS targeting of Tea Party members make no mistake this is all intentional and the tipping point is fast approaching. Obama is about to take the United States to it’s lowest point since the Civil War, that I firmly believe.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 5:25:46 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: LD Jackson

A decent, honorable President, as a public servant, would be doing his best to make sure any effects of a shutdown were MINIMIZED for the American people, not maximized to inflict the most pain for political gain. I hope Boehner and Congress truly, truly realize what is happening .... if Obama wins this ‘war’ (no, it’s not a ‘game’) on Congress AND the American people, then we will well and truly have become a Dictatorship.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 5:26:15 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: LD Jackson

Spot on.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 5:31:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: BuffaloJack
Hugh tarp
don't think they didn't..they would if they could.
next they'll try closing the "Interstates Highways" as posted on FR previously.
(federally financed)

21 posted on 10/06/2013 5:33:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: LD Jackson



22 posted on 10/06/2013 5:39:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: LD Jackson

No one will ever say it better or put it in better perspective.


23 posted on 10/06/2013 5:57:37 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: EBH

Pettiness and Arrogance...yes.

Yes, it seems that way, but as we always remind ourselves ...look at what the other hand is doing.

God I pray I am wrong, but I don’t think they are going to open the government anytime soon AND I do believe they are going for the big DEFAULT. When 0bama warned the markets my stomach curdled.

All this right now is a warning to the Patriots. Right now it is parks and monuments, but I’ve read of some businesses are unable to hire because they can’t get the e-verify done, all the goofy government websites shutdown for no reason...yet 0bamacare runs, what happens when he goes after the ports, imports, etc?

He is, more correctly they are, pushing for a revolt. All this is little stuff...testing the water temperature. OWS didn’t provoke us, we watched and laughed at them. But deny Patriots their respect, well then that is a whole other matter. Provocation, what is that one button the WH can push that will make the law abiding Patriot break the law?

From knowing the NSA is tracking every post on FR, to the IRS targeting of Tea Party members make no mistake this is all intentional and the tipping point is fast approaching. Obama is about to take the United States to it’s lowest point since the Civil War, that I firmly believe.


This is exactly why the conservatives in congress must not no matter how bad things get, cave.

Because this is the last peaceful legal way congress has get this country back on the right track.

Despite the rants of the ignorant, the power of the purse was granted to the congress just for situations like we face today.

James Madison made that very clear during the many negotiations leading up to the ratification of the Constitution.

It is the duty of the conservatives in the house to stand firm or our form of government will be gone forever, unless the public turns to violence.

The legal way is the only acceptable way and that rests in the hands of the house.


24 posted on 10/06/2013 6:15:56 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

My, my...we live in interesting times. Resist, resist, resist. You know what you can do.


25 posted on 10/06/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: old curmudgeon
Because this is the last peaceful legal way congress has get this country back on the right track

And sadly, it is going to fail. It is going to fail, because the adversary's goal is not freedom and liberty. They are going to take every turn, every maneuver to provoke a violent crisis.

26 posted on 10/06/2013 6:31:35 AM PDT by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: LD Jackson; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; Chigirl 26; ExTexasRedhead
Definition of a psychopath/sociopath.

"Both a psychopath and a sociopath have a complete disregard for the feelings and rights of others.

"Both fail to feel remorse or guilt.

"They appear to lack a conscience and are completely self-serving.

"They routinely disregard rules, social mores and laws....and don't care about putting the lives of others at risk."

Does this sound like someone we know?

Leni

27 posted on 10/06/2013 6:45:51 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: All

bttt


28 posted on 10/06/2013 7:01:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: GreyFriar; All
LD — you nailed it “pettiness and arrogance.” I can only add “meanness” to make it a trifecta.

What else could be expected from a spiteful, vindictive homosexual communist and secret Mudslime who bitterly hates America and Americans?

29 posted on 10/06/2013 7:04:58 AM PDT by libstripper (Asv)
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To: LD Jackson

bookmark


30 posted on 10/06/2013 7:26:09 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: LD Jackson

Years ago there was a man that thought he could make any law he wanted. For a number years he did and time after time it blew back in his face. One day he sent his agents to a little town call Lexington and Concord to once again force his subjects to comply with his laws. SHTF and he got his ass handed to him. Just keep pushing as we are not your subjects just like King George found out.


31 posted on 10/06/2013 7:29:11 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Only a little side trip,not the whole show)
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To: LD Jackson

Years ago there was a man that thought he could make any law he wanted. For a number years he did and time after time it blew back in his face. One day he sent his agents to a little town call Lexington and Concord to once again force his subjects to comply with his laws. SHTF and he got his ass handed to him. Just keep pushing as we are not your subjects just like King George found out.


32 posted on 10/06/2013 7:29:12 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Only a little side trip,not the whole show)
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To: Truth29
"Petty and arrogant with lots of guns and goons and eager to use them - a dangerous combination."

Yes, and even more so, considering narcissists don't like to be crossed. I imagine he is pretty close to a rage meltdown.

33 posted on 10/06/2013 8:43:36 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: GreyFriar
Obama is a narcissist. He is not accustomed to challenge. This immature reaction to the government shutdown is reminiscent of a child who doesn't get his way. It is also reminiscent of the reaction of school districts when voters reject their exorbitant budgets. Instead of tightening their financial belts, they begin by threatening to take away extra curricula sports and music programs and reducing bus transportation.
34 posted on 10/06/2013 9:58:43 AM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: LD Jackson

I get sick of listening to the jug-eared jackass with his phony cadence, voice inflections, stammering, and whistled esses.


35 posted on 10/06/2013 10:08:55 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: GreyFriar

Yes, this is pettiness and arrogance and meanness — and another example of totalitarian rule.


36 posted on 10/06/2013 10:22:12 AM PDT by zot
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 10/06/2013 11:24:49 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Truth29
Petty and arrogant with lots of guns and goons and eager to use them - a dangerous combination.

...for the entire planet.

38 posted on 10/06/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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