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What gifts did Obama receive when he was inaugurated?
na | March 5, 2009 | syriacus

Posted on 03/05/2009 10:32:14 AM PST by syriacus

Since Obama promised transparency, he should have posted a list of the gifts he got when he was inaugurated.

I can't find a list anywhere.

Can anyone help me?


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: inauguration; obama; transparency

1 posted on 03/05/2009 10:32:14 AM PST by syriacus
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To: syriacus

One of them was a gift certificate for a lobotomy.


2 posted on 03/05/2009 10:33:45 AM PST by max americana
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To: syriacus

Does a pile of free passes from ‘The Press” and an army of mindless loafers count?


3 posted on 03/05/2009 10:34:18 AM PST by NativeSon (Fight for America - if you don't, who will?)
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To: NativeSon

no, wait, it’s A Brain! but he must see “The Wiz” to get it


4 posted on 03/05/2009 10:35:47 AM PST by NativeSon (Fight for America - if you don't, who will?)
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To: syriacus
His grandmother tried to bring Obama a spear.
5 posted on 03/05/2009 10:36:20 AM PST by exist
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To: syriacus

he got a spiffy big jet to take him and michelle anywhere they want to go- even chicago for dinner dates


6 posted on 03/05/2009 10:36:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: max americana

You can’t scramble something that’s already scrambled.


7 posted on 03/05/2009 10:37:18 AM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: exist

I hadn’t heard about the spear. Thanks.


8 posted on 03/05/2009 10:38:14 AM PST by syriacus (To determine if an MSMer is an Obama apologist.--- See if his tongue is darkened from boot-licking.)
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To: syriacus

If you keep asking questions like this, the media will have to run another story on how the GOP spent $150,000 on a wardrobe for Gov. Palin. [/s]


9 posted on 03/05/2009 10:39:35 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: exist
"What gifts did Obama receive when he was inaugurated?"

The Presidency.
10 posted on 03/05/2009 10:39:38 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: syriacus

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh


11 posted on 03/05/2009 10:39:40 AM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: syriacus
Hmmm. Let me guess. A 25 DVD box set and two models of "Marine One?"

Also a waffle iron, two Sham-Wow's!, and a partridge in a pear tree.

12 posted on 03/05/2009 10:41:41 AM PST by Martin Tell (Happily lurking in one location for over ten years)
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To: syriacus

I think he got a b**w job from one of his two down-low buddies in Chicago.


13 posted on 03/05/2009 10:42:54 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("Freedom" is just another word for "nothing left to lose".)
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To: syriacus
An Email from Nigeria..

Subject: INVESTMENT PROPOSAL Re: Business Proposal/Joint Venture

I run an international Business Promotion and Consultancy firm and I got your contact through the internet in my quest for a foreign investment for one of my clients.

My client is in the precious stone industry and owns mines in Tanzania and here in Kenya. He also used to deal (buy and sell) in diamonds from Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire) before international ban was placed on diamonds from war torn countries. Hence he decided to stop his diamond business and diversify his investment portfolio by investing abroad in different sector on partnership basis.

The followings are his specifications for your consideration and immediate attention:

1. Investment capital up to USD $9.5million

2. Area of interest - real estate, hotel, transportation, civil construction, industries, and fisheries.

3. Shares of partners depending on capital input, therefore subject to negotiation.

4. Interested party should be prepared to come to Nairobi Kenya to sign agreement with him that will protect his interest before he releases and remit his capital to the designated account for the project after which he will travel back with the person to finalize and set up the business.

Please kindly note that you need not reply if you are not satisfied with the above conditions as my client will prefer to deal with somebody serious as the entire management and running of this venture will be the person's responsibility, because it will not be possible for my client to be physically present most of the time in view of his time consuming commitments with his mine business.

Kindly give this proposal an urgent attention, as my client needs this information as soon as possible. My contacts are:

Tel: +++ 254 - 72 -721046 E-mail: megaconsult@hotmail.com mega_consult@yahoo.com

I look forward to your immediate response.

Sincerely Yours, MIKE OTIENO Managing Director


14 posted on 03/05/2009 10:45:03 AM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: syriacus

A teleprompter.


15 posted on 03/05/2009 10:46:21 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: syriacus

trying for the $1? heh heh heh heh. Love it!


16 posted on 03/05/2009 10:49:17 AM PST by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: syriacus

I believe the Protocol Office of the White House takes care of that since Obama himself didn’t receive any gifts. All gifts to the president are considered property of the people of the U.S. Gifts can become the proprty of the president at their request but they have to pay taxes on it.


17 posted on 03/05/2009 10:49:59 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: syriacus

Post the list AND pay taxes on them...I’d have to, but of course for Democrat-Socialist it’s different.


18 posted on 03/05/2009 10:50:44 AM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: exist
"His grandmother tried to bring Obama a spear."

Ohh, the jokes that could be made with this. I thought for sure that it was going to link to an "Onion" story. Instead, it was AP. Unbelievable

19 posted on 03/05/2009 10:52:05 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: Non-Sequitur
All gifts to the president are considered property of the people of the U.S. Gifts can become the proprty of the president at their request but they have to pay taxes on it.

Unless you're a klinton, then you get to keep anything you want, including the White House china.

20 posted on 03/05/2009 10:57:15 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - "Let his days be few, and let another take his office." Psalm 109:8)
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To: Big_Monkey
Ohh, the jokes that could be made with this. I thought for sure that it was going to link to an "Onion" story. Instead, it was AP. Unbelievable

Ok well check out this next one I found. I clicked on the link it's a true story from Times Online.

When Obama won, his family in Kenya slaughters animals, chickens, and goats.

21 posted on 03/05/2009 10:57:18 AM PST by exist
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To: syriacus

I was thinking a pair of high heels for Michelle in church, but you guys have me beat.


22 posted on 03/05/2009 10:57:39 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: exist
"His grandmother tried to bring Obama a spear."

Here's the link to the original story as published by the "East African Standard", a Kenyan newspaper. It was written by a chap named George Olwenya. It's legit.

http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?&id=1144003803&catid=4&a=1

23 posted on 03/05/2009 10:59:12 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: syriacus

A bong.


24 posted on 03/05/2009 11:00:27 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: exist
"When Obama won, his family in Kenya slaughters animals, chickens, and goats."

This is why I have longed argued that ALL late night talk shows should be treated as in-kind contributions to the DNC by the FEC - and I'm really not kidding.

For any comedian with half a brain and a one person writing staff, this would be comedy gold for a week, maybe longer. Imaging if such a thing happened in GWB's family.

I've been watching Letterman's opening monologue closely since Jan. 20th - and, surprise, surprise - not one joke at the direct expense of BO - not one. Sure, there's been a few tax cheat cracks aimed at Daschle and whomever, but nothing at Obama.

25 posted on 03/05/2009 11:04:06 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: syriacus
I heard he was given this book ...

Photobucket

26 posted on 03/05/2009 11:17:25 AM PST by girlscout
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To: syriacus
USC TITLE 3 > CHAPTER 2 > § 109
Public property in and belonging to the Executive Residence at the White House
The steward, housekeeper, or such other employee of the Executive Residence at the White House as the President may designate, shall under the direction of the President, have the charge and custody of and be responsible for the plate, furniture, and public property therein. A complete inventory, in proper books, shall be made annually in the month of June, under the direction of the Director of the National Park Service, of all the public property in and belonging to the Executive Residence at the White House, showing when purchased, its cost, condition, and final disposition. This inventory shall be submitted to the President for his approval, and shall then be kept for reference in the office of the Director of the National Park Service, which shall furnish a copy thereof to the steward, housekeeper, or other employee responsible for the property.

27 posted on 03/05/2009 11:19:41 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: syriacus
Can anyone help me?
As noted above you need to check with the National Park Service.
28 posted on 03/05/2009 11:31:33 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: syriacus

Well, I don’t know, but you win the prize for the 2,200,000th FR thread!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2200000/posts


29 posted on 03/05/2009 12:06:07 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: socialismisinsidious

I never heard what Presdident Bush received either. Maybe they don’t let this information out to the public.


30 posted on 03/05/2009 12:10:15 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Non-Sequitur
believe the Protocol Office of the White House takes care of that since Obama himself didn’t receive any gifts.

Thanks. I was wondering about that.

31 posted on 03/05/2009 3:28:21 PM PST by syriacus (To determine if an MSMer is an Obama apologist.--- See if his tongue is darkened from boot-licking.)
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To: philman_36

Thanks, philman_36.


32 posted on 03/05/2009 3:29:50 PM PST by syriacus (To determine if an MSMer is an Obama apologist.--- See if his tongue is darkened from boot-licking.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Well, I don’t know, but you win the prize for the 2,200,000th FR thread!

You have a keen eye. That's a heck of a lot of threads.

33 posted on 03/05/2009 3:32:25 PM PST by syriacus (To determine if an MSMer is an Obama apologist.--- See if his tongue is darkened from boot-licking.)
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To: girlscout
The presidency for dummies.

LOL!

34 posted on 03/05/2009 3:35:22 PM PST by syriacus (To determine if an MSMer is an Obama apologist.--- See if his tongue is darkened from boot-licking.)
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To: Non-Sequitur; syriacus
I believe the Protocol Office of the White House takes care of that since Obama himself didn’t receive any gifts.
Speak not in that of which you know little or nothing.

2009 Gifts
During the Inaugural Luncheon it is traditional for the President and Vice President to be presented with gifts by the Congress on behalf of the American people. The President and Vice President will each be presented with a framed official photograph taken of their swearing-in ceremony by a Senate photographer, as well as flags flown over the U.S. Capitol during the inaugural ceremonies.
The President and Vice President will also receive one-of-a-kind engraved crystal bowls, created by the Lenox Company of Lawrenceville, NJ.

35 posted on 03/05/2009 11:51:01 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: syriacus
Thanks, philman_36.
My pleasure, as always.
36 posted on 03/05/2009 11:52:28 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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You have a keen eye. That's a heck of a lot of threads.

I had been away for a while and noticed that FR was close to the 2,200,000 number. I just typed that number into the browser and this one appeared.

37 posted on 03/06/2009 4:25:37 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for BO to tear it down.)
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To: napscoordinator

Don’t get me started. You’re right it’s not like R don’t pay “their fair share” either...when Bush was running against Kerry (did you know he was in Vietnam?) my husband and I fell into a higher tax bracket than all 4 candidates! What a bunch of BS! Time for a tea party.


38 posted on 03/06/2009 6:35:17 AM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good detective work.


39 posted on 03/06/2009 8:21:06 AM PST by syriacus (To determine if an MSMer is an Obama apologist.--- See if his tongue is darkened from boot-licking.)
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To: syriacus

A nice blank check from the national media.


40 posted on 03/06/2009 8:23:10 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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Maybe a gift from ClearChannel Outdoor Advertising, that they'd keep up the "Inaugural Event" billboards with his angry face (looks a lot like Louis Farrakahn) two full months after the event?

Yes, two such billboards are in my neighborhood.

41 posted on 03/24/2009 11:01:19 PM PDT by thecodont
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Have those billboards in your neighborhood caused nightmares?


42 posted on 03/25/2009 5:18:38 AM PDT by syriacus (Who else but a sociopath attempts gallows humor in front of his victims?)
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Have those billboards in your neighborhood caused nightmares?

Nightmares? No, I just feel deeply disturbed. I feel like I'm in Soviet Russia.

43 posted on 03/25/2009 7:27:00 AM PDT by thecodont
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I feel like I'm in Soviet Russia.

I can see why. Soviet leaders love(d) displaying huge images of themselves.

44 posted on 03/25/2009 7:47:45 AM PDT by syriacus (Who else but a sociopath attempts gallows humor in front of his victims?)
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