Skip to comments.Servicewoman told DUI cost her a Christmas call from Obama
Posted on 01/08/2012 8:46:19 AM PST by Hoodat
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Only 10 military service members get personal Christmas Day phone calls from President Barack Obama. Last month, Coast Guard Petty Officer Golda Payne learned she would be one of them.
Payne, a 25-year-old Tampa native stationed in Kuwait, couldn't wait. She researched the Obama family. She planned to keep things "light," maybe ask about the family dog and tell him about her bulldog puppy. She gave an interview to the Coast Guard newspaper.
But Christmas came, and Obama never called. Two days later, Payne said her officers told her this was why: The White House had run a criminal background check on her, saw a 2006 drunken driving conviction and didn't want to risk negative publicity.
Payne said she was hurt and disappointed. The drunken driving arrest is her only criminal charge, according to state records, and was a turning point that led her to join the military.
"The Coast Guard has been hands down the best thing that has ever happened to me," Payne said in an email. "It provided me structure and discipline when I needed it most." . . .
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The crack-smokin’ resident wouldn’t call the service member because she had a previous DUI? That’s rich! He’s a complete scumbag.
Well, there's something positive about DUI after all.
Better go out and buy stock in liquor companies before word of this spreads.
That was my thought, too.
There’s a silver lining in every cloud....
And they lacked the intelligence to turn this into a potential opportunity against Drunk Driving by giving voice and publicity to a person who turned her life around after a conviction.
1. Run background check.
2. Inform winners.
I’ll drink to that! Who wants a call from a lying, foreign, SOB who thinks he is a dictator and is a minion of the devil? On the other hand, it would give her the opportunity to tell Hussein to go to hell and hang up on his sorry ass.
The young lady's education continues....
I'm with you - we ocassionally hear that booze has some benefits and lo and behold we get a prime example.
Yet he has no problem rubbing elbows with terrorists and playing repeated rounds of golf with his prostitute-soliciting pal Robert Titcomb.
Oh, it must be because she got caught. Obama did a little blow back in the day, but never faced charges. Far as we know.
That turd Obama. Just proved that his Christmas calls are nothing but a political stunt. Besides, it’d be like a call from Stalin. If you said anything even slightly unpleasant to him,,,, you would immediately face criminal charges under the UCMJ, and the officers would have their careers ruined.
I don’t think she is going to vote for him now.
Too bad others can’t have the same epiphany concerning this manchild.
I thought the same thing too. How high and mighty he is. The other thing- WHY did they do the background check AFTER they announced/notified the names? Seems backward to me. Are there any non-incompetent people in the Administration?
I bet Ulysses Grant would have called.
All of that stuff is handled a lot farther down the food chain, I believe. Obama probably didn’t even know who he was talking to until they handed him the phone and he looked up at the teleprompter.
That being said, I’m surprised the military took someone with a DUI. I’m pretty sure if you get one while you’re in, you’re out.
I’d be heartbroken, I’m sure....(not)
And I would have taken Grant’s call.
So by this token, if a DUI 7 years ago discounts a soldier, then all muzzies in the military should be quarantined because of the hate spew they suckle from the koran.
Calls only are made to faggots, dykes, blacks, Hispanics, women, etc.; anyone who is a FOOL THAT WOULD VOTE FOR THE MESSIAH.
So she went from booze to Kool-aid?
Whether or not a DUI matters depends on how bad they want you, and how bad they want to keep you. You can get an enlistment waiver for pretty much anything short of an unpardoned felony, if your qualifications make it worth the trouble. For people already in, it’s the commander’s decision whether they go rehab track or discharge track. A PFC rifleman is automatically toast. A field grade destined for bigger and better things can probably get a pass, unless they need to make an example of someone.
Nope, but if you have a Confederate battle flag tatoo, you are not allowed to serve in the Usurper's marine corps.
Amen. I don’t see the missed call as a cost, but a benefit. Whether she knows it or not, she avoided being used as his foil and purely for political purposes.
I'd hang up on the marxist dirtbag.
Bush would have called, they would have swapped stories, and they would have prayed together.
And if he called me, I'd take the call (and be polite, mostly).
Sounds to me like a complete misuse of the criminal records system. By what authority where they searching these records? It had nothing to do with being arrested, applying for a security clearance or even a job which requires a release by the way.
I think we have someone in violation of disclosure laws here.
Say the president did call you. Instead of sounding like grandpa after beans, you could say something like: "Thank you for your call, Mr. President. I would like for you to know that I think your mother inter-racially fornicated and got punished with you. Your father left bastards all over the world, and I appreciate his international efforts, except for you. You, Mr. President, are a total waste of protoplasm. My sole exception for abortion is you."
And then you could go on to get ugly.
That’s a bizarre incentive.
But it’s ok for a sitting President to have used cocaine in his past....sure whatever....
Seriously, I wouldn't go across the street to answer a call from that clown.
I would go to give him a piece of my mind, but to listen to him ramble about how "grateful" he is, and let him bask in some kind of self-induced glory? Not a chance.
Here is a link to a great American who heckled TOTUS,
told him he should be impeached, was a liar, and should quit--from the early days after Hussein seized power:
Here is the context: Hussein was set to speak at a Memorial Day event, I believe, in 2010...God allowed a storm to come in and the event was cancelled, people were rushed to buses because of the lightning. Hussein, eager to pretend his still cared about the "little people" walked onto the bus, and someone in the back gave him a piece of their mind. A great piece of video.
If they took away her $10 Walmart gift certificate too, that might be enough to drive her over the edge.
However, bomb throwin’, unrepentant Bill Ayers is welcome to drop by the Whitehouse whenever he wants.
Obama didn’t even run the required FBI background check on his illegal recess appointments to the NLRB, but he runs one on a member of our armed services before favoring them with a phone call at Christmas.
Blow a whistle into the phone!
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