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Cheapskate In Chief's Toy Helicopter Gift ($4.11) [Photo and Link]
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Posted on 03/06/2009 2:02:46 PM PST by Doctor Raoul

The British press has identified the Marine One toy the Cheapskate In Chief gave the British Prime Minister's children and noted that it was available on Amazon for $15.00. Turns out it's only $4.11 on Amazon.

Click here for Amazon webpage and price.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhomarineone; bhouk; blunders; giftgate
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1 posted on 03/06/2009 2:02:46 PM PST by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul
This is embarrassing.
2 posted on 03/06/2009 2:03:38 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: Doctor Raoul

I bet it’s made in Red China.


3 posted on 03/06/2009 2:03:53 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
This is embarrassing.
4 posted on 03/06/2009 2:03:57 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: Doctor Raoul

Obama Narcissim


5 posted on 03/06/2009 2:04:03 PM PST by two23 (Romans 16:20)
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To: Doctor Raoul

And my wife thinks I’M cheap...


6 posted on 03/06/2009 2:04:17 PM PST by Texican72
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To: Doctor Raoul
So, did I already mention that this is embarrassing?
7 posted on 03/06/2009 2:04:26 PM PST by RobRoy
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To: Doctor Raoul

What where they thinking.?No wonder everyone is insulted.


8 posted on 03/06/2009 2:04:49 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Texican72

LOL!


9 posted on 03/06/2009 2:04:54 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Yes, but when you factor in the stimulus it costs $3,749,616,218.99..........


10 posted on 03/06/2009 2:05:06 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: two23

*(correction) Narcissism


11 posted on 03/06/2009 2:05:33 PM PST by two23 (Romans 16:20)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Spends lavishly on himself and then goes to our country’s closest ally and gives some cheap $4 toys to the PM’s kids.
What a thoughtless, inconsiderate and childish moron.


12 posted on 03/06/2009 2:05:50 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Doctor Raoul

Let’s be fair now, Doctor. Michelle got hers at the one of a kind, exclusive White House Gift Shop. The only one on the whole planet...


13 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:13 PM PST by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: Doctor Raoul
To be fair — politicians are criticized whenever they give or receive a lavish gift.

Also — Brown is not the British Head of State — he's just the Head of Government. (Obama is a hydra — head of both state and government.) Perhaps the gifts will be more lavish when Obama meets the Queen.

14 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:38 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Doctor Raoul

Is there any confirmation that this is the actual model? There are many die cast models that run in the $100+ range.

It’s still really tacky, but this may not be the actual model given as a present.


15 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:43 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Doctor Raoul

Probably doesn’t tip well either.


16 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:44 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Obama should have given the kids a Salt Water Marsh Harvest mouse. Those are worth $30 million.
17 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:45 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: RobRoy

Maybe it was in a real nice box with presidential wrapping paper.


18 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:54 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL - I bet it is!


19 posted on 03/06/2009 2:06:59 PM PST by TCats
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To: Doctor Raoul

Obama might as well have given used clothing.


20 posted on 03/06/2009 2:07:51 PM PST by SIDENET (I am just a monkey man, I'm glad you are a monkey woman, too.)
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To: RobRoy

No, it is what Gordon Brown deserves for ENDORSING 0bama.

May England be dissed by this self-absorbed a-hole posing as our President.


22 posted on 03/06/2009 2:08:59 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Who is now in charge of the "Office of the President-Elect"?)
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To: Doctor Raoul

We have enough real issues to slam him on without wasting time on little stuff like this.


23 posted on 03/06/2009 2:09:20 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: MediaMole
Is there any confirmation that this is the actual model? There are many die cast models that run in the $100+ range.

Knock yourself out.

Similar models of Marine One in identical-looking boxes bearing the White House crest are sold on Amazon for $15 (£10.67).

24 posted on 03/06/2009 2:09:37 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: SIDENET

yes please give away michelle’s entire wardrobe so that we may never have to see those clothes ever again


25 posted on 03/06/2009 2:09:39 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
The Prime got RR'd by O...


26 posted on 03/06/2009 2:09:58 PM 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: JoeDetweiler

LOL...Post of the day!


27 posted on 03/06/2009 2:10:22 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: JimRed
We have enough real issues to slam him on without wasting time on little stuff like this.

We? You have a Salt Water marsh Harvest mouse in your pocket?

28 posted on 03/06/2009 2:10:36 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: JimRed

you think this election was on on the issues?


29 posted on 03/06/2009 2:10:44 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: eureka!
Michelle got hers at the one of a kind, exclusive White House Gift Shop. The only one on the whole planet...

Obama-Mart.

30 posted on 03/06/2009 2:11:37 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: stevio
Probably doesn’t tip well either.

Democrats spend; Republicans tip.

Old saying which USED to be true...

:^(

31 posted on 03/06/2009 2:12:28 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Let me guess. The Obama’s had to pay for this out of their own pocket, which is why it’s so cheap.


32 posted on 03/06/2009 2:12:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

For Pete’s sake I hope I don’t get YOU as my Secret Santa...


33 posted on 03/06/2009 2:13:12 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Doctor Raoul

Yes, but perhaps Barack Mugabe himself autographed it, thus making the gift invaluable and a historic treasure.....


34 posted on 03/06/2009 2:13:50 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Doctor Raoul
Holy smokes. I'm one of the simplest, cheapest people you'll ever meet . . . but when it comes to treating people with respect, I go above and beyond the call of duty.

I won't even charge my tips on my company's expense reports -- because they'd give me hell if they found out how much I tip waitresses, hotel staff, etc.

35 posted on 03/06/2009 2:13:54 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Is there a photo of Mrs. Brown with the gift? This story doesn’t give any real evidence that the model they found on Amazon was the actual model used as a present.

If it was the Amazon model, then the obamas are a couple of real idiots.


36 posted on 03/06/2009 2:14:27 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

I'm sure Obama will do the right thing and give the Queen something that can only be had in America. He may even get it embroidered with her name on it.

37 posted on 03/06/2009 2:14:54 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: RobRoy

Yeah and it’s embarrassing, too.


38 posted on 03/06/2009 2:15:00 PM PST by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Doctor Raoul

He’s supposed to have an office of protocol to do this stuff for him.


39 posted on 03/06/2009 2:15:18 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: JimRed

The British press is full of this.....only our MSM (and you) want to ignore it.

Sorry! Libs made their bed slamming W. 24/7/365, now they must lay in it!


40 posted on 03/06/2009 2:15:19 PM PST by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: PGR88
Yes, but perhaps Barack Mugabe himself autographed it, thus making the gift invaluable and a historic treasure.....

In that case, I hope Brown knows he can't take a national treasure out of the country.

41 posted on 03/06/2009 2:15:27 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Doctor Raoul
This is embarrassing.

You're right - downright shameful...

42 posted on 03/06/2009 2:15:41 PM PST by GOPJ (People who can't use the new WH phone system are trying to redesign half the US economy - Brooks)
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To: RinaseaofDs
He’s supposed to have an office of protocol to do this stuff for him.

This is so Blago!

43 posted on 03/06/2009 2:16:06 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Doctor Raoul
The British press has identified the Marine One toy the Cheapskate In Chief gave the British Prime Minister's children and noted that it was available on Amazon for $15.00. Turns out it's only $4.11 on Amazon.

Yep, the Obamas serve Wagyu steak to the other Washington Mandarins.

But give DVDs and cheap toys to a visiting head of state from probably our most close and vital ally.

I imagine Sarah Palin knows how to entertain dignitaries far better than this.

44 posted on 03/06/2009 2:16:57 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Doctor Raoul

No Doubt paid for with your tax dollars.


45 posted on 03/06/2009 2:18:37 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

In this case, Obama managed to be even more of a lame-ass than Jimmy Carter.


46 posted on 03/06/2009 2:19:10 PM PST by SIDENET (I am just a monkey man, I'm glad you are a monkey woman, too.)
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To: ari-freedom
you think this election was on on the issues?

Only those The One couldn't duck, and he still managed to BS 53% of the populace...

47 posted on 03/06/2009 2:20:19 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed
This isn't "little stuff". Giving the finger to our oldest and best friend - is NOT little.

Think for a moment how the MSM - especially the haters at ABC would have responded if President Bush had given a four dollar toy to some African Chieftain..

Or God Forbid, it Palin had given 25 DVD's to a head of State. Charlie Gibsom would have spent a year looking down his nose at her.

Obama was tacky. And it reflects on all of us.

And the silence in the MSM reflects on them...

48 posted on 03/06/2009 2:20:38 PM PST by GOPJ (People who can't use the new WH phone system are trying to redesign half the US economy - Brooks)
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To: eureka!
Let’s be fair now, Doctor. Michelle got hers at the one of a kind, exclusive White House Gift Shop. The only one on the whole planet...

To be completely honest, she probably handed a lackey a twenty and said, "Go buy something for the honky brats."

49 posted on 03/06/2009 2:21:28 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (The Monica Media loves Moderates. They're easy to defeat.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

The Obamas don’t give their own children birthday or Christmas gifts. Fifteen dollars was generous for them.


50 posted on 03/06/2009 2:21:36 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah (The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself. - John Adams)
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