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Servicewoman told DUI cost her a Christmas call from Obama
Tampa Bay Times (via Charlotte Observer) ^ | 8 Jan 2012 | Jodie Tillman

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." . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...


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KEYWORDS: goldapayne; grinch; military; narcissist; obama
Once again, it's all about Obama and how it benefits him. It has nothing to do with making a small sacrifice for others. And that, boys and girls, is what Christmas is all about in the Obama House.
1 posted on 01/08/2012 8:46:27 AM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

The crack-smokin’ resident wouldn’t call the service member because she had a previous DUI? That’s rich! He’s a complete scumbag.


2 posted on 01/08/2012 8:48:47 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: Hoodat
Servicewoman told DUI cost her a Christmas call from Obama

Well, there's something positive about DUI after all.

3 posted on 01/08/2012 8:49:10 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Hoodat
there's a reason to start drinking right here.

Better go out and buy stock in liquor companies before word of this spreads.

4 posted on 01/08/2012 8:51:21 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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To: humblegunner

That was my thought, too.

There’s a silver lining in every cloud....


5 posted on 01/08/2012 8:52:48 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Hoodat
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.

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.

6 posted on 01/08/2012 8:55:36 AM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: 2111USMC
Still, how stupid is Obama?

1. Run background check.

2. Inform winners.

7 posted on 01/08/2012 8:57:06 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Hoodat

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.


8 posted on 01/08/2012 8:57:26 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Hoodat
And that, boys and girls, is what Christmas is all about in the Obama House.

The young lady's education continues....

9 posted on 01/08/2012 8:58:22 AM PST by poindexter
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To: the invisib1e hand
there's a reason to start drinking right here. Better go out and buy stock in liquor companies before word of this spreads.

I'm with you - we ocassionally hear that booze has some benefits and lo and behold we get a prime example.

10 posted on 01/08/2012 9:02:32 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: sportutegrl
bingo... bass-ackwards like everything else the boy does
11 posted on 01/08/2012 9:15:23 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hoodat
They didn't want to risk negative publicity?!

Hypocrites!

12 posted on 01/08/2012 9:24:59 AM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo.)
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To: Hoodat
"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."

Yet he has no problem rubbing elbows with terrorists and playing repeated rounds of golf with his prostitute-soliciting pal Robert Titcomb.

13 posted on 01/08/2012 9:25:03 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Hoodat

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.


14 posted on 01/08/2012 9:45:06 AM PST by Lady Lucky (It's an equine thing.)
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To: Hoodat

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.


15 posted on 01/08/2012 9:46:42 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: humblegunner
Well, there's something positive about DUI after all.

lol, exactly what I was going to say!
16 posted on 01/08/2012 9:48:54 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: poindexter

I don’t think she is going to vote for him now.

Too bad others can’t have the same epiphany concerning this manchild.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 9:53:14 AM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: liberalh8ter

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?


18 posted on 01/08/2012 10:06:18 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Hoodat
From August....

Obama's uncle arrested for DUI, administration blames Bush

19 posted on 01/08/2012 10:15:49 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: Hoodat

I bet Ulysses Grant would have called.


20 posted on 01/08/2012 10:15:56 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: mass55th

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.


21 posted on 01/08/2012 10:16:22 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: humblegunner

I’d be heartbroken, I’m sure....(not)


22 posted on 01/08/2012 10:17:49 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Larry Lucido

And I would have taken Grant’s call.


23 posted on 01/08/2012 10:18:03 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Hoodat

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.


24 posted on 01/08/2012 10:18:58 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: leapfrog0202


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25 posted on 01/08/2012 10:19:48 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Hoodat

Calls only are made to faggots, dykes, blacks, Hispanics, women, etc.; anyone who is a FOOL THAT WOULD VOTE FOR THE MESSIAH.


26 posted on 01/08/2012 10:22:19 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Hoodat
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.

So she went from booze to Kool-aid?

Big whoop.

27 posted on 01/08/2012 10:23:51 AM PST by PalmettoMason ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.")
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To: PLMerite

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.


28 posted on 01/08/2012 10:24:24 AM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: King Moonracer
"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."

Nope, but if you have a Confederate battle flag tatoo, you are not allowed to serve in the Usurper's marine corps.

29 posted on 01/08/2012 10:26:18 AM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: humblegunner

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.


30 posted on 01/08/2012 10:30:29 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Barak; obama
it's all about Obama

I'd hang up on the marxist dirtbag.

31 posted on 01/08/2012 10:30:56 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Hoodat

Bush would have called, they would have swapped stories, and they would have prayed together.


32 posted on 01/08/2012 10:32:55 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
it's all about Obama
I'd hang up on the marxist dirtbag.


I'd answer the phone and say "dat you Barry?" and then:

"PFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTT!!!!!!!"
33 posted on 01/08/2012 10:50:10 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Larry Lucido
LOL! Sam would have had a whiskey with his breakfast before he made the call.

And if he called me, I'd take the call (and be polite, mostly).

/johnny

34 posted on 01/08/2012 11:00:43 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
I'd hang up on the marxist dirtbag.

You'd probably get multiple chances, too.

"Mr Lobster, this is the presi...*click* Hmm, we must have gotten disconnected. There's no way anyone would want to hang up on me." *redial*
35 posted on 01/08/2012 11:02:50 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Michael.SF.

bump!


36 posted on 01/08/2012 11:03:29 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: liberalh8ter

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.


37 posted on 01/08/2012 11:05:13 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: humblegunner

AMEN!


38 posted on 01/08/2012 11:07:13 AM PST by a real Sheila (Taylor/Fife 2012)
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To: mkjessup
You gotta work on your insults.

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.

/johnny

39 posted on 01/08/2012 11:08:10 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Renderofveils
LOL!

/johnny

40 posted on 01/08/2012 11:10:27 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hoodat
My father was a CPO in the Coasties (East) in WW2. I have a picture of him, my mother, future wife, and the Chief of the Boat, when he was a First Class, in a Gin Mill in Boston, probably 1943. The guys are drinking triple Hookers and old Ma thinking, when he is mine this ain't going to happen again.
41 posted on 01/08/2012 11:14:19 AM PST by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Hoodat

That’s a bizarre incentive.


42 posted on 01/08/2012 11:18:38 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: liberalh8ter

But it’s ok for a sitting President to have used cocaine in his past....sure whatever....


43 posted on 01/08/2012 11:19:13 AM PST by Engedi (Hec)
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To: JRandomFreeper
You gotta work on your insults.

Countless FReepers would disagree with you, lol

Say the president did call you. Instead of sounding like grandpa after beans...

That's all 0bama is worth. With the mouthpiece of the phone positioned right at the seat of my pants too.

However I take my hat off to your precision formulated and targeted insults to the Klown from Kenya, nicely done. ;)
44 posted on 01/08/2012 11:35:09 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Hoodat
See, there ya go: ONE positive thing that came from a DUI.

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:

Hussein heckled on a shuttle bus

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.

45 posted on 01/08/2012 11:49:48 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mkjessup
It was an art form in the 1700s/1800s. I'm trying to bring it back. It's not easy, being politely, but obnoxiously insulting.

/johnny

46 posted on 01/08/2012 11:56:20 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hoodat

If they took away her $10 Walmart gift certificate too, that might be enough to drive her over the edge.


47 posted on 01/08/2012 11:58:15 AM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Hoodat

However, bomb throwin’, unrepentant Bill Ayers is welcome to drop by the Whitehouse whenever he wants.


48 posted on 01/08/2012 12:41:33 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Hoodat

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.


49 posted on 01/08/2012 12:47:56 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Blow a whistle into the phone!


50 posted on 01/08/2012 1:40:49 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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