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Obama Jokes at Jobs Council: 'Shovel-Ready Was Not as Shovel-Ready as We Expected'
Fox News ^ | June 13, 2011

Posted on 06/13/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 06/13/2011 2:19:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness met today in Durham, NC at Cree Inc., a company that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting.


(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: badliver; economy; fraud; jobs; marxistpos; shovelready; sleaze; stimulus; unexpected
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At this point, Obama smiled and interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected." The Council, led by GE's Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter.

Video at link.

1 posted on 06/13/2011 2:09:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The only thing “shovel ready” from the Loon is Obama-stuff.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 2:10:32 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, high unemployment is a real laugh riot. What a dickweed.


3 posted on 06/13/2011 2:11:30 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Coldest heart on the planet, typical communist.

Pray for America


4 posted on 06/13/2011 2:12:31 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He is the freaking JOKE. This chain smokin’ Kenyan is in over his head. He doesn't know starboard from port!
6 posted on 06/13/2011 2:14:07 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a moron.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 2:14:23 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Da Coyote

The only “shovel ready” is his administration like a giant steaming pile of noxious manure.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 2:14:34 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama reminds me of the guy with the hose in the old Midas commercial...Hey let me help boss!


9 posted on 06/13/2011 2:14:44 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Just yuk it up with the boys...millions bought your line of s***, that’s why we are where we are...


10 posted on 06/13/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m sure he thinks that was a clever reply....another example of disconnect with the American people.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 2:15:16 PM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: Da Coyote
[excerpt linked below] "While there were plenty of creepy Twilight Zone episodes, the only one that truly scared me was “It’s a Good Life.” Written by Rod Serling and closely based on Jerome Bixby’s short story of the same name, it posited that the most terrifying thing in the world was a six-year-old child with no moral compass…and absolute power over matter and reality.

Anthony didn’t like noisy cars and machines, so he made them go away. He did away with the electricity as well. And then one day he decided that he didn’t like the rest of the world. Whether the Earth was destroyed or Peaksville merely removed from it, the town became an isolated community of dwindling supplies and fearful neighbors obliged to praise each one of Anthony’s spiteful acts as “a good thing.”

The story was unusual for The Twilight Zone in that there was no moral lesson, no twist ending, no respite. It ended as it began, with Anthony in charge. Source


12 posted on 06/13/2011 2:15:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Plumberman27
Maybe next time 50 some odd percent of America won't elect a High Yella, simply because he is a High Yella.
13 posted on 06/13/2011 2:16:09 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hah, hah, hah, ho, ho, ho, hahahaha. I'm sure the unemployed are laughing their asses off at that one. He is a funny one.

This is what you get. An affirmative action hired by the voters as President needs a long period of on the job training. I don't know if the country will survive long enough for him to learn his job.

14 posted on 06/13/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We also have a purpose, and that purpose is ... no longer to please every dictator with a vote at th)
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To: pburgh01

This needs to be an ad run 24/7 by whoever the GOP nominee is.


15 posted on 06/13/2011 2:17:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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>>The Council, led by GE’s Jeffrey Immelt, erupted in laughter.

I’m so glad the elite can have these eruptions of laughter at taxpayer expense. Excuse me while I get my rope and pitchfork...


16 posted on 06/13/2011 2:17:50 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anthony Weiner thought he was funny too.

Now he is strapped down in a rubber room.


17 posted on 06/13/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I don't know if the country will survive long enough for him to learn his job.

I believe he knows EXACTLY what he's doing.

18 posted on 06/13/2011 2:18:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I bet all those execs made sure to laugh harder than the guy next to him. It was the same under Stalin. If you didn’t laugh at his jokes, the joke was truly on you.


19 posted on 06/13/2011 2:19:38 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Army Air Corps

A great Republican campaign commercial.


20 posted on 06/13/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

IMHO...

NJ wasted it’s fair share of that money judging by the signs. It is a disgrace.

Immelt is laughing at the demise of America. We’ll remember, Jeff. Remember that name, Jeffrey Immelt. Obama. Congress who voted for it.

They laugh because they know it’s all borrowed and us silly dumba$$ hardworking taxpayers have to pay it all back someday.

Folks, remember that every paycheck when you look at your deductions.


21 posted on 06/13/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Conservative Christian Capitalists - I encourage you to visit my Profile)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Post of the day, CW.


22 posted on 06/13/2011 2:20:47 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, laugh it up, Obama... ***hole.


23 posted on 06/13/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The TOTUS doesn't seem to understand that while jobs for us are not shovel ready the job of TOTUS is more than shovel ready. When the landslide buries him in 2012 there won't be any shovel ready jobs to dig his sorry incompetent a$$ out.
24 posted on 06/13/2011 2:22:33 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is that the home of the $50 light bulb?


25 posted on 06/13/2011 2:22:38 PM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh well. . . at least he didn’t blame it on Bush.


26 posted on 06/13/2011 2:22:47 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Where do the taxpayers go to get their money, their children's money and their grandchildren’s money back?
27 posted on 06/13/2011 2:22:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
funny gifs

"Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected."

28 posted on 06/13/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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I’m sure that’s a real knee-slapper for the millions of unemployed. Not beatable, huh? Does the GOP really need to make their own campaign spots with footage like that?


29 posted on 06/13/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Tired of being seen as idiots, the American people went to the polls in 2008 and removed all doubt.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Great point.


31 posted on 06/13/2011 2:24:51 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: Realman30
He doesn't know starboard from port!

Sure he does: starboard is that side of the boat, and port is something you drink.

32 posted on 06/13/2011 2:29:39 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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"Obama Jokes at Jobs Council: 'Shovel-Ready Was Not as Shovel-Ready as We Expected'"

Obama Shovel
"A Mind Strong Back Is A Terrible Thing To Waste"

33 posted on 06/13/2011 2:31:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

thanks to Obama, America is practically ready for a shovel if he is re-elected.


34 posted on 06/13/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hve Anthony put Obama in the cornfield ...


35 posted on 06/13/2011 2:32:37 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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...in the cornfield ...

Well,.....[knock-knock]

36 posted on 06/13/2011 2:35:46 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama wouldn’t know a job if it showed up on his teleprompter.


37 posted on 06/13/2011 2:36:15 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Brandonmark

He still considers Seniors shovel-ready.


38 posted on 06/13/2011 2:36:48 PM PDT by des
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hahaha, what an $800 billion laugh riot.

Too bad Pelosi and Waxman were not there to laugh along.


39 posted on 06/13/2011 2:42:21 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: Noob1999

It's FREE money!!

40 posted on 06/13/2011 2:47:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let's see, Obama doesn't have a solution but he sure is full of jokes for the suffering public:

"Shovel ready jobs were not as shovel ready."
"There are bound to be bumps in the road..." (with the economic recovery.)

What next will he make just a funny joke as he tries to cover up and weaseel out of his failed policies and the disaster he has brought upon the thousands of unemployed?

41 posted on 06/13/2011 2:50:52 PM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Admitting he failed.

That's new.

42 posted on 06/13/2011 2:57:10 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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Needs to be removed. Capital R.


43 posted on 06/13/2011 2:58:07 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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Obama smiled and interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected."

The First Idiot may think that's funny.

Funny like a train wreck; or the Plague.

Of course, most of us already knew that, waaay before the hope and change thingie and gazillions$ wasted.

44 posted on 06/13/2011 3:09:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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45 posted on 06/13/2011 3:21:11 PM PDT by twister881
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actually.... there were TONS of shovel ready projects...

BUT these were all projects that were already underway and being paid for with state funds that were promptly stopped while they waited for federal dollars to arrive to pay to finish them.

Very few if any NEW projects were started because of stimulus dollars, and the few that were started were jokes like high speed rail.

46 posted on 06/13/2011 3:27:49 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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47 posted on 06/13/2011 3:31:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One of my all time favorite TZ episodes.


48 posted on 06/13/2011 3:40:00 PM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Under the “Ones’s” reign we are not supposed to survive as a country we would recognize.


49 posted on 06/13/2011 3:52:59 PM PDT by mcshot ("...of the people, by the people, for the people..." but we aren't "his people".)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
How many of your workers jobs are in China?

US President Barack Obama (2nd L) tours Cree, Inc, a manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting, in Durham, North Carolina, alongside Jeff Immelt (L), Chairman and CEO, General Electric (GE). (AFP/Saul Loeb)


50 posted on 06/13/2011 3:57:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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