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Construction ahead: Trees hauled from White House
Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/21/2010 11:02:41 AM PST by NohSpinZone

WASHINGTON -- On an otherwise quiet Saturday at the White House, there was quite a sight along the driveway: the careful unearthing of two trees to make way for some construction underneath the front lawn.

People walking along Pennsylvania Avenue saw two enormous cranes stationed just outside the West Wing. One crane lifted away a sugar maple tree that had been planted by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. And then a large linden tree, planted by the National Park Service in 1979, was also hauled out of the ground.

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TOPICS: Gardening; History; Miscellaneous; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhowhitehouse; construction; reagan; trees; whitehouse
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Frankly I'm surprised that Zero didn't have the trees destroyed out of pure spite, considering who had them planted in the first place.
1 posted on 02/21/2010 11:02:42 AM PST by NohSpinZone
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To: NohSpinZone

zero’s scared ... preparing for a patriot rampage against him


2 posted on 02/21/2010 11:04:47 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NohSpinZone

Slideshow pictures show the entire side of the building has scaffolding at the exterior. Must be some significant refurbishment going on there, not just electrical upgrades. No “tighten the belt” tactics there.


3 posted on 02/21/2010 11:07:53 AM PST by tfbcowinafog
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To: NohSpinZone
Read the article. It's not a conspiracy.

"The White House said both trees eventually would be replanted in the front yard. They are being moved as part of a project to modernize the electrical wiring, duct work and other underground infrastructure of the building. "

4 posted on 02/21/2010 11:08:02 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: knarf

Change? Pillboxes on the front lawn of the White House.


5 posted on 02/21/2010 11:08:40 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: NohSpinZone

Maybe I’m overreacting, but removing a tree planted by Reagan REALLY pisses me off. Perhaps there’s an installation in the works to ward off would be threats to Obama’s coup before the 2012 election?


6 posted on 02/21/2010 11:09:35 AM PST by historyrepeatz
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

No conspiracy theory here...Good for the administration to save the trees for replanting after the construction’s complete. I half expected them to destroy them given that an “evil Republican president” had them planted.


7 posted on 02/21/2010 11:09:57 AM PST by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: NohSpinZone

Just imagine the handwringing had W done this.


8 posted on 02/21/2010 11:10:02 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: knarf

Or perhaps he is preparing for his Marxist revolution and takeover of government.

The constant “we can’t get anything done in Congress” is very worrisome. An excuse for a takeover “in the name of the People!”


9 posted on 02/21/2010 11:12:57 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: NohSpinZone

Make room for pill boxes.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 11:13:26 AM PST by boomop1
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To: NohSpinZone

Expanding Me!Chelle’s closets? She is a ‘fashion icon’ you know.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 11:14:07 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: Dahoser

All the more reason to settle the ‘birth’ issue-!


12 posted on 02/21/2010 11:14:39 AM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: NohSpinZone

............to make way for some construction underneath the front lawn...............

Gee, and here I thought Zer0 placed a freeze on discretionary spending!!


13 posted on 02/21/2010 11:17:09 AM PST by Noob1999 (LOOSE LIPS, SINK SHIPS)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

You really believe that?


14 posted on 02/21/2010 11:17:31 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: NohSpinZone

They need bigger sewer pipes to handle all the crap coming out of this W.H.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 11:18:16 AM PST by al44
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To: NohSpinZone

then where is Michelle Obama supposed to do when she has to go to the bathroom?


16 posted on 02/21/2010 11:18:21 AM PST by max americana
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To: Blood of Tyrants
You really believe that?

Believe what? The part about the trees being re-planted or the part about the White House needing some work done??
17 posted on 02/21/2010 11:19:04 AM PST by MikefromOhio (There is no truth to the rumor that Ted Kennedy was buried at sea.....)
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To: NohSpinZone

Is he building the ObamaBunker or a party room?


18 posted on 02/21/2010 11:19:44 AM PST by dljordan (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his office. ")
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To: al44

Now you have the BEST explanation so far!!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 02/21/2010 11:20:33 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Experiment 6-2-6
Read the article. It's not a conspiracy.

Now, why on earth would you think people would want to read the entire five paragraph article and get the full story?

20 posted on 02/21/2010 11:21:05 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: NohSpinZone

The White House you see is actually just a thin shell over an enormous underground bunker that goes down at least 20 stories. Has been for some time. Think Cheyenne Mountain with frosting on top.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 11:22:17 AM PST by pabianice
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To: struggle

Maginot Line


22 posted on 02/21/2010 11:26:14 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: tfbcowinafog
Nope, it's merely "O" creating more of those "shovel ready jobs!"

See, it's your "tax dollars at 'work.'"

23 posted on 02/21/2010 11:26:40 AM PST by zerosix (A)
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To: NohSpinZone

New dungeon for tea party conspirators?


24 posted on 02/21/2010 11:28:13 AM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: NohSpinZone
The moving of the trees was scheduled for the weekend to limit the disruption of daily activities at the White House.

Make that to limit the media coverage after Friday at 5 pm. Just the Czar of Obots doing a bit of internet upgrading. Nothing to see here. Move along.

25 posted on 02/21/2010 11:30:15 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: tfbcowinafog

The scaffolding is on the War building next door.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 11:30:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: NohSpinZone

Zero is building a new bunker!


27 posted on 02/21/2010 11:30:54 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: NohSpinZone

Obama has always dreamed of having his private septic tank and nobody can tell him otherwise, because he knows more than the engineers or owner of the construction firm.

Obama knows the man is out to get him, but now he’s the man and nobody can tell him otherwise. He’s just to smart for it. /s


28 posted on 02/21/2010 11:30:55 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: zerosix
"shovel ready jobs!"

Oh, duh, I forgot about the whitewashing of outside. Yes, that's it. A thorough whitewashing onfrom the West Wing.
29 posted on 02/21/2010 11:31:09 AM PST by tfbcowinafog
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To: imjimbo

My kid brought home papers to be vetted before joining the Corps, and if O-Resident had to fill these out - 4a. Do you now hold or have you EVER held multiple citizenship? - I believe he would have FAILED.

Anyway, the pictures of the tree’s rootball doesn’t look large enough to me after watching This Old House a couple of times. I bet they, oops, don’t make it.


30 posted on 02/21/2010 11:31:26 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: NohSpinZone

Guest bedrooms for Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Reznik and that Muslim who bankrolled Barry’s college years.


31 posted on 02/21/2010 11:31:42 AM PST by Argus (Goodbye Clowntown, Hello United States of America.)
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To: NohSpinZone

I believe they have plans to install a wind turbine on the lawn.

Inside, there is already a windy turban, but it only produces an unstable form of power.


32 posted on 02/21/2010 11:32:22 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: huldah1776

I had the same thought about the rootball, seems really shallow. In more ways than one.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 11:32:48 AM PST by tfbcowinafog
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To: tfbcowinafog

Must be some significant refurbishment going on there,

Armor?


34 posted on 02/21/2010 11:34:27 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: whitedog57; All

Obama can “takeover” anytime he wants via the Executive Order. In the hands of this Marxist, that’s very scary.

I was watching a Glenn Beck program (from my DVR) last night, where Glenn showed some of the EO’s Kennedy had written because of the Cuban Missile Crisis. And they were pretty overwhelming in their takeover of the country, which I could see was Kennedy’s preparation in case Russia would take us to war - but years later, Nixon repealed them.

The Clinton WH bragged about all the timebombs they had left embedded within the EO’s. It’s my understanding that Bush had to appoint a special staff to go through all the EO’s Clinton had written and repeal all the “timebombs” they had left. The Clinton WH was confident that Bush was too stupid to find out. Again .. the left considers all repubs as stupid.


35 posted on 02/21/2010 11:35:18 AM PST by CyberAnt (Our RIGHTS are given to us by GOD; not Congress or the President)
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To: NohSpinZone

Minarets?


36 posted on 02/21/2010 11:35:27 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NohSpinZone

Heh, this reminds me of when Mr. T hit it big and bought a tudor mansion near Chicago. The whole neighborhood freaked out when Mr. T had all the beautiful trees surrounding the property cut down to stumps. Last I heard, Jennifer Aniston bought the house.


37 posted on 02/21/2010 11:38:04 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: whitedog57
Or perhaps he is preparing for his Marxist revolution and takeover of government.

Ah, I wouldn't worry about any of that. The nation's founders had the foresight to nip that possibility in the bud. It's called the second amendment.

38 posted on 02/21/2010 11:40:58 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: NohSpinZone
It would be nice if they took the trash out first. Especially when expecting guests. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
39 posted on 02/21/2010 11:42:42 AM PST by peggybac
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To: Dahoser
You betcha!

In the metro KC area, the tree huggers demand that local residents never touch a tree on their own property yet the dim controlled City parks & rec chop down whole city blocks to make way for something that was proposed by them.

Trees, they're "untouchable" when it's not a liberal's decision.

40 posted on 02/21/2010 11:46:44 AM PST by zerosix (A)
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To: boomop1

Or a new bunker?? HolyO digging in his heels for the upcoming revolution that’s brewing and the battle of election days across America??


41 posted on 02/21/2010 12:02:52 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Blood of Tyrants; huldah1776; tfbcowinafog

Yes, I do.

But I am also concerned about the rootball of the Sugar Spruce. It’s almost non-existent.


42 posted on 02/21/2010 12:02:56 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: NohSpinZone

Making room for Mrs. Hussein’s watermelon patch and Andy Stern’s summer home.


43 posted on 02/21/2010 12:03:37 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Vendome
...moving trees eh...?...

...did they get all the requisie permits....impact "assessments"...enquiring minds seek to know...?

44 posted on 02/21/2010 12:03:47 PM PST by spokeshave (Blaming a gun for a crime is like blaming a carpenter's hammer for a shoddy construction job!")
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To: NohSpinZone

Underground Railroad?

(high speed of course)


45 posted on 02/21/2010 12:04:02 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: spokeshave

They will also need hazardous waste removal ala Michelle’s contaminated garden.


46 posted on 02/21/2010 12:17:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: NohSpinZone

Future moat? They’re gonna need it.


47 posted on 02/21/2010 12:21:55 PM PST by anonsquared (TEA PARTY 2010 - THROW 'EM ALL IN THE HARBOR!)
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To: NohSpinZone

The Obamao syndicate needs room to handle additional servants.


48 posted on 02/21/2010 12:30:55 PM PST by pallis
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

BS, who could be dumb enough to believe that anything said by the Obozo WH would be anytjhing other than a big lie.

You wait. They are lying as they always do.


49 posted on 02/21/2010 12:35:09 PM PST by dforest
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To: Argus

“...and that Muslim who bankrolled Barry’s college years.”

Bin Laden is still in a cave in Afganistan...


50 posted on 02/21/2010 12:35:27 PM PST by PIF
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