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Obama's Computer Chief Once Shoplifted 4 Shirts
ABC News ^ | March 18, 2009 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN

Posted on 08/10/2009 10:35:06 AM PDT by grundle

Now it can be told: The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama's new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney.

A 1996 Montgomery County, Md., police report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday under a public records law shows Vivek Kundra was observed by a security guard putting the men's shirts into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. Sgt. Tom Stanton wrote that Kundra was arrested after a brief foot chase and the property was recovered.

Kundra pleaded guilty, paid a $100 fine and $55 in court courts and was ordered to do 80 hours of community service. The White House has called a "youthful indiscretion" long ago resolved.

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1 posted on 08/10/2009 10:35:08 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Well I am SHOCKED, SHOCKED I tell ya....someone on obama’s staff did something illegal? I am SHOCKED......./sarcasm OFF


2 posted on 08/10/2009 10:37:26 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: grundle

Another Chicago Crook.


3 posted on 08/10/2009 10:38:03 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (thirst for absolute power is the natural disease of monarchy - Thomas Paine)
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To: grundle
The White House has called a "youthful indiscretion" long ago resolved.

He was 21, not 2 - that's old enough to know that shoplifting is a crime. I'd prefer executive appointments who aren't tax-cheats and scofflaws, personally.
4 posted on 08/10/2009 10:38:05 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: grundle

Theft is a youthful indescretion? Is the Ozero administration’s generational theft a youthful indescretion, as well? I guess so.

Gawsh, does TOTUS employ ANYONE without a criminal record???


5 posted on 08/10/2009 10:39:06 AM PDT by TXBlair (The future Mrs. Lazamataz! Fear not, Laz, I won't try to change you. I vow only to fuel your crazy.)
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To: grundle
Example of items stolen:

6 posted on 08/10/2009 10:39:56 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: grundle

It’s like a gang. In order to work for Resident Soetoro, you have to commit a crime for your initiation.


7 posted on 08/10/2009 10:41:51 AM PDT by SandWMan (While you may not be able to legislate morality, you can legislate morally.)
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To: grundle
Well....I wouldn't want to be judged on everything that I did as a teenager (or at 21).

However, if he had just come out, said "Yep, I screwed up. Won't do that again.", he'd have been much better off.

I'm more concerned with the fact that he thought that he was smarter than the sumtotal of the American People.

8 posted on 08/10/2009 10:41:55 AM PDT by wbill
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To: grundle

No, no, it wasn’t shoplifting....it was an “undocumented sale.”


9 posted on 08/10/2009 10:42:44 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: grundle

He should be okay if he left them off his tax return.


10 posted on 08/10/2009 10:43:37 AM PDT by pikachu (Be alert! We need more lerts!)
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To: Kartographer

Afrikakorps? Was he looking for the secret of the lost Kenyan Birth Certificate?


11 posted on 08/10/2009 10:44:09 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: grundle
Is NOTHING about and NO ONE in this administraton honest?

Rhetorical question, of course...

12 posted on 08/10/2009 10:44:09 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: grundle

I was posting on freerepublic when I was 21, I was already at the age where I knew better.


13 posted on 08/10/2009 10:44:41 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: grundle

He couldn’t have waited for the J.C. Pennys 50% off Mens Clothing Sale?


14 posted on 08/10/2009 10:46:48 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: SolidWood
Don't you know that looking at the past personal records of Barack Obama aka Barry Soetoro is like looking inside the Ark of the Covenant!

15 posted on 08/10/2009 10:47:44 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: grundle

At that age I was working and paid for my stuff...in addition to a new Camaro, and apartment. I knew what was right and wrong.


16 posted on 08/10/2009 10:47:48 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Hows My Posting? Please Contact flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: grundle

Stealing a couple of shirts is a misdemeanor in comparison to Geithner and others in Bam’s adminstration who were out and out tax evaders. Have no fear Bam will probably give the shop lifter the Presidential Medal of Freedom next year.


17 posted on 08/10/2009 10:48:04 AM PDT by kenmcg (THE)
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To: grundle

If I had done that, I would not pass the security screening to teach in a public school.


18 posted on 08/10/2009 10:49:29 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: grundle
another gangesta.
19 posted on 08/10/2009 10:50:07 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Kartographer

It caught up with Gibbs?

20 posted on 08/10/2009 10:50:12 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: grundle

“Now it can be told”....????

Is the media admitting to hiding any and everything potentially damaging to Obama?

Yes..I believe they are...LOL. Wonder when they are going to tell the truth about Obama and Tony Rezko or Blago? How bout the truth about Obama’s hidden records?


21 posted on 08/10/2009 10:50:48 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: SandWMan

GANG INITIATION


22 posted on 08/10/2009 10:52:00 AM PDT by Marty62
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To: grundle
This is also the guy who temporarily stepped down from his Obama-appointed post as the FBI was raiding his former offices in a bribery investigation:

"As Vivek Kundra, President Obama's choice for U.S. chief information officer, was speaking about government transparency at the Washington, D.C., convention center on Thursday morning, his former offices a few blocks away were being raided by the FBI."

(Excerpt from C/Net® News)

23 posted on 08/10/2009 10:53:07 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SolidWood
Twins seperated at birth, Beltway Bob and Baghdad Bob

24 posted on 08/10/2009 10:54:09 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: grundle

More Chicago thuggery. Why, oh, why am I not surprised???? LOL.


25 posted on 08/10/2009 10:54:27 AM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: miliantnutcase
I was posting on freerepublic when I was 21, I was already at the age where I knew better.

I joined two weeks after my 19th birthday, doesn't mean there aren't a few things I'd like to forget. Like the bet that I couldn't drive home from Jack in the Box, backward, at the speed limit, and not get a ticket. A distance of about 3 miles.

With all the big O problems we have, this seems a waste of outrage.

26 posted on 08/10/2009 10:54:28 AM PDT by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers wonÂ’t support.)
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To: boomop1; All
What in the hell does a computer chief do?

A few days ago, when it was first mentioned, I wrote to flag@whitehouse.com and gave them a piece of my mind about what they were doing and exactly how it fit the brown shirt mold.

Today I decided to go back to the flag@whitehouse.com website to ask them if they were still attached to their putrid snitch gathering and before I got to the site I got a warning saying I was being logged onto the site as 'flag', that it might be a trick and did I still want to go ahead and click on the link again? My neighbor, a young 14 year old computer jock if there ever was one said DO NOT DO IT...it might have a means of messing up my system.

So I didn't do it.

Has anyone else encountered this? Just wondering.

27 posted on 08/10/2009 10:55:26 AM PDT by Republic
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To: grundle

Would someone help me get some perspective here?

Would he be admissible into one of our military academies with this sort of youthful indiscretion?


28 posted on 08/10/2009 10:55:41 AM PDT by freespirited (The Surgeon General has determined that Harry and Louise are dangerous to your health.)
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To: wbill
However, if he had just come out, said "Yep, I screwed up. Won't do that again.", he'd have been much better off.

But in a crime like shoplifting you'd have to wonder how many times he had got away with it before he actually got caught.

29 posted on 08/10/2009 10:56:50 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: grundle

I believe, Mr. Carter’s press secretary, Jody Powell, got thrown out of the Air Force Academy for cheating.

No one in the press made a big deal about it.

Gee, what a surprise.


30 posted on 08/10/2009 10:57:03 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: grundle
Ah, I see. So all of the Obama tax cheats are OK because, no matter their age, it was all due to “youthful indiscretion”.
31 posted on 08/10/2009 10:58:31 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
But in a crime like shoplifting you'd have to wonder how many times he had got away with it before he actually got caught.

True, and a fair point.

Personally, I'd just rather be judged on the man I am today, rather than the dumb*ss college student I was at 21. Granted, I never shoplifted, but I did things that were equally stupid.

My problem with this story stems from the apparent coverup, rather than this guy's actions. Why is it that Dems always seem to think that they're smarter than everyone else?

32 posted on 08/10/2009 11:03:26 AM PDT by wbill
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To: grundle

Liars, cheats and thieves. Why am I not suprised!


33 posted on 08/10/2009 11:03:49 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Republic
I think the whitehouse.com domain is a pron site, hence the warnings. The official domain for the whitehouse is .gov.
34 posted on 08/10/2009 11:04:27 AM PDT by bubbacluck
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To: grundle
"The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama's new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney."

Oh my, yet another democrat that is either a thief, conman, imposter, LIAR. Geee, what a surprise.

35 posted on 08/10/2009 11:05:02 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: grundle
"Youthful indiscretion"? The perp was an adult! At an age when I was a commissioned officer in the Army!

Youthful indiscretion my a$$! He is black, so he gets out of jail free!

36 posted on 08/10/2009 11:05:59 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Don't fire unless fired upon, but it they mean to have a war, let it begin here." J Parker, 1775)
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To: GreenHornet

LOL!!! I’ll have to use that phrase sometime.


37 posted on 08/10/2009 11:07:56 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: grundle
Photobucket

lets start a rogue's gallery...

38 posted on 08/10/2009 11:09:01 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: TWfromTEXAS

“Like the bet that I couldn’t drive home from Jack in the Box, backward, at the speed limit, and not get a ticket. A distance of about 3 miles.”

Aw come on, tell us the rest of the story!


39 posted on 08/10/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT by Nik Naym (I remember when the United States was a free country. I feel old.)
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To: freespirited

I don’t know about that, but we have two internationally adopted Children we would’nt have if we either one of us had this on our records.


40 posted on 08/10/2009 11:10:56 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: liege

Oh, ok, will check that out! I have my original note that I sent saved.


41 posted on 08/10/2009 11:12:30 AM PDT by Republic
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To: liege
You are absolutely right. I used the wrong domain. It is .org and I appreciate your informing me of this fact. Thanks!
42 posted on 08/10/2009 11:15:23 AM PDT by Republic
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To: erman

Anyone else note the irony - the Virginia flag is behind him with its motto ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’ - thus always to tyrants.


43 posted on 08/10/2009 11:15:31 AM PDT by relictele
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To: grundle

This is about what you’d expect from the gang that was going to bring ethics and accountability back to government. Personally, I’m hoping that another Gary Aldrich emerges. He was the White House FBI liaision who blew the whistle on various shennanigans in the Clinton Administration.

As Mr. Aldrich described in his book, members of the Clinton team presented serious (ahem) challenges in obtaining security clearances. On their SF 86 (the basic form filled out by anyone applying for a new clearance or renewal of their existing one), some Clinton staffers admitted to drug use and/or sexual debauchery that would disqualify mere mortals (read: military personnel or civil service staffers). As you might have guessed, most of them still got their clearances.

Of course, it’s worth remembering that the current POTUS wouldn’t qualify for a security clearance as a member of the armed forces, a federal agent, or a civilian intelligence analyst. Not with his history of drug use and questionable associations.


44 posted on 08/10/2009 11:17:17 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: grundle
Who hasn't committed a crime in Obama’s administration.

I believe it is a requirement to be a criminal to be in his administration.

No surprise here. More disgust. Yes, add my name to the “snitch website”! Obama is a liar. Obama is an ILLEGAL. Obama wants to murder the elderly and is emboldened through his cavalier attitude to murdering infants and the unborn. Yes, THIS is what his health care bill is about. REPORT ME!

ALL that is going on here, with the “snitch website”, is giving Obama a pass for a DICTATORSHIP! Yes, I mean a dictatorship. We are working up to the movie “1984” by George Orwell. Animal Farm by George Orwell is a good, get up to speed, book and movie to 1984. Any disagreement with the government is NOT tolerated. Intimidation, force and ignoring YOU and smearing YOU are all part of the plan.

WAKE UP AMERICA!

45 posted on 08/10/2009 11:17:55 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: TWfromTEXAS

I hear ya.


46 posted on 08/10/2009 11:19:44 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: grundle

This is a lot less serious, IMO, that George W. Bush’s DUI... on the other hand, it’s a lot more recent.


47 posted on 08/10/2009 11:22:27 AM PDT by Sloth (Irony: Freepers who call Ron Paul a "nut" but swallow all the birth certificate conspiracy crap.)
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To: grundle

Were the shirts brown?


48 posted on 08/10/2009 11:26:44 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Typical "Rightwing Extremist")
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To: grundle
The White House has called a "youthful indiscretion" long ago resolved.

Youthful indiscretion my A___!! He was a full grown man! "Youthful indiscretion" is when you steal candy at age 10. If he's still a thief by age 21, he's lots worse now.

49 posted on 08/10/2009 11:33:06 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Never pick a fight with an old man. He'll kill you.")
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To: grundle

Off with his head! He commited a crime when he was 21, 13 years ago, and there is no chance that he learned his lesson, paid his punishment, and became a better person! How do we know? Because he’s a DEMOCRAT! And we know that all Dems are EVIL EVIL EVIL! They never change! That is why we must hate or pity but certainly DESPISE half our fellow citizens!

We are without sin, which is why we can cast stones! They do things we abhor, so we are justified in doing similar abhorrent things!

This guy did a stupid crime against property when he was 21. He paid his dues. But cut him NO slack because:
1.) He works for Obama
2.) He is a DEmocrat.
3.) They don’t cut our guys any slack, do they?
4.) Evil stupid people like Dems never ever change or grow or do any of the other things we, the good guys, do, like feel patriotism or love for their kids or have a work ethic or believe in God etc etc

Where does all this hatred of the other half of our population get us? We are supposed to hate the sin, not the sinner, but hatred of Obama is so great that we hate the sinners now as well.

What are you proposing to do with the other half of our citizenry who are registered Dems? Because they are out there and they have won at the ballot box. And that is the way our system is supposed to be better than all the others - debate, discourse, elections. Not violent revolutions and coups and killing.

What are we going to do about the people on the other side?

Because they talk about us in the exact same language we use about them. Where is the “Common Good”?


50 posted on 08/10/2009 11:34:34 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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