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UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request
NBC29.com ^ | 24 Aug 2012

Posted on 08/24/2012 5:48:58 PM PDT by mandaladon

A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president's request to speak at UVA.

UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues - the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to take on the full cost of security, and because of university policy and their federal and state tax exempt status, they would have to offer the same opportunity to the other candidate so as not to show favor for either candidate.

Other than the denied request from the university, questions still remain about the where and when of the event.

The Albemarle County Democratic Party blocked off 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on their website's calendar for Obama's visit, but there is still a lot of speculation and uncertainty.

UVA spokesperson Carol Wood confirmed President Obama will not be speaking at the university. Meanwhile, other information coming in Friday is narrowing down the details.

According to the UVA Communications Office, they offered up John Paul Jones Arena, but were told it "was not academic enough" by the Obama for America campaign.

Meanwhile, Albemarle County Police Chief Steve Sellers says they know of a "proposed" location, but can't say where because of Secret Service restrictions. It could be the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.

nTelos Wireless Pavilion General Manager Kirby Hutto tells NBC29 they've been asked to save the date, but nothing's been confirmed.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbc29.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2012; albemarlecounty; carolwood; elections; fubo; kirbyhutto; nothanks; obama; roanoke; romney; stevesellers; uva; va2012; virginia; youthvote
People are avoiding Barry like the plague.
1 posted on 08/24/2012 5:49:09 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

He’s hurting for cash that’s for sure. UVA would have to assume ALL security costs? LOL


2 posted on 08/24/2012 5:51:02 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

Obama’s not paying his security bills. (not sure if that has to do with this one)


3 posted on 08/24/2012 6:00:51 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: mandaladon
On the campus of Mr. Jefferson's University????

After watching this President's actions and the consequences to liberty of "the People" since his Inauguration in 2009, Mr. Jefferson's voice might thunder from above:

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"To preserve [the] independence [of the people,] we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME 15:39

"I deem [this one of] the essential principles of our government and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration:... The honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith." --Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural, 1801. ME 3:322

"I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." --Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816. ME 15:23

"[With the decline of society] begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia [war of all against all], which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval, 1816. ME

4 posted on 08/24/2012 6:09:56 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: mandaladon

This is hugh!

Albemarle County is among the most liberal counties in Virginia, and UVA students and alumni consider themselves made from finer clay than the rest of us (married to a UVA grad). These are Obama’s people and they blew him off.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 6:10:19 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: mandaladon

“they offered up John Paul Jones Arena, but were told it “was not academic enough” by the Obama for America campaign.”

Give me a break. They are likely worried that they wouldn’t be able to fill it.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: tsowellfan

Give ‘Em Hell, Virginia!


7 posted on 08/24/2012 6:13:44 PM PDT by Brownie63
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To: mandaladon
I found a place for him. Econo Lodge University Arena.

“The worst!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed two different times last 7 days. My last room is 213. Dirty sheets,pillow, towel and broken faucet, curtain. I do not recommend anybody to stay.

Stayed May 2012

“amazingly poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012
1
person found this review helpful

ranked 30 out of 31, should be dead last. what a disappointment. this is first bad review i ever wrote. so ,here is a list
1. remote to tv not working, desk said is was fine twice
2. toilet running constantly
3. alarm clock dead
4. handle to sink fell off in my hand
5. Memorial Day and pool not even an attemp to have open
6. tub discusting
7. gutters full of leaves, birds pecking thru leaves for food
8. no display on microwave
9. drapes not attached to rods
I know it is a cheap nite rate but come on, show a little pride in your hotel, people

“Digesting, Worst Hotel I have ever stayed in”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

First off, I think it's awesome that owner of this place cuts and pastes the same canned response to every one of these 1 star reviews. Had to stay here for Fox Fields since all the other hotels near the school were booked. This was the most digesting excuse for a hotel I have ever seen. I can't believe that..

“Avoid at all cost! MOST disgusting hotel EVER!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2009
Where to begin? When we first arrived at the hotel, we couldn't get into our room because the door handle didn't work unless you pushed in, pulled up then pushed down immediately, so we avoided closing the door as much as possible. The room was nonsmoking, but the smell of cigarette smoke knocks you over as soon as you enter the room. Aside from that, it seemed to be a typical, cheap hotel, until I took a shower the next morning.

For starters, someone had decided that it would be funny to switch the handles around so that hot meant cold and vice versa. Cute, but it really didn't matter because the water only came in two temperatures: scalding hot or freezing cold. I like a hot shower, but even I had to opt for the cold one because the hot literally burned my skin. I noticed a smell that made me gag once I was in the shower, and it didn't take me long to realize that the shower curtain had soured. It's a great smell to experience first thing in the morning. I avoided vomiting long enough to finish my shower and grab a towel, at which point I was horrified to discover a long, black hair that had been folded up in the towel and was threaded into the towel material, so I had no choice but to pull it out.

The only thing this hotel has going for it is its proximity to the UVA arena!! Easily the worst hotel experience of my life, and I've had some bad ones.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 6:17:00 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Obama didn’t build it.

About the only thing Obama has built is the majority to oust him and his gang of criminals.

Thanks mandaladon.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon

Hope ‘n Chains doesn’t play even at UVA (bastion of young lib skulls full of mush) & they turn Barry down? I’m all but rolling on the floor laughing!!! This has got to be giving the Obama campaign heartburn :-)


10 posted on 08/24/2012 6:20:56 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: randita

Go, Hoos!


11 posted on 08/24/2012 6:34:35 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: mandaladon

I wouldn’ let the bastard on my property either.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 6:44:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: mandaladon

“According to the UVA Communications Office, they offered up John Paul Jones Arena, but were told it “was not academic enough” by the Obama for America campaign.”

In English that translates to “but the campus works better because the college students will show up in numbers due to cancelled classes and, thus, open schedules, and make it look like Obama can still muster up a crowd.”


13 posted on 08/24/2012 6:46:57 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: mandaladon
Excellent...People are finally getting the word that Obama’s campaign are stiffing them.
14 posted on 08/24/2012 6:50:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: mandaladon
The other main reason is they would have to take on the full cost of security . . .

. . . because as we have already learned, the Obama campaign sure isn't paying for it.

I'm glad to see these government entities begin to wise up and realize that hosting an Obama event is going to cost them thousands of dollars.

15 posted on 08/24/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: MissMagnolia

Wow! If the reliable lefty academics have abandoned him it is not a good sign. The last few days have had some less than favorable media coverage as well. Rats abandoning the sinking ship. They are are all trying to scramble to salvage their reputations as objective and to get on the winning side. Too late.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 6:55:17 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: Arm_Bears
One of the biggest stains on UVA is that they admitted Ted Kennedy after he got kicked out of Harvard for cheating, and then they didn't kick him out when he later got caught cheating again at UVA.

The second biggest stain is when they cancelled Easters.

17 posted on 08/24/2012 7:01:05 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: HokieMom

I bet you had to fight against every instinct you had in order to type that.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 7:04:22 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: mandaladon

When Obama came to Chapel Hill in the spring, he avoided asking for the Dean Dome as he did in 2008 (holds 20K people) and instead asked for the old Carmichael Gym, which holds about 11K people. Two days before the event, the campaign had only “sold” 6K tickets. There was a frantic call put out to the community to come to the event for free. A total of 8K people showed and the place looked 1/2 full because the people sat in front of Obama (naturally!) and the cameras were facing him and showed empty seats behind the podium.

Total fail and Chapel Hill is much more liberal than C’ville.

Full disclosure: I have a MBA from UVa’s Darden School and am an adjunct at UNC-CH.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 7:13:42 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: mandaladon
The other main reason is they would have to take on the full cost of security...

They got smart.

DNC Refuses To Reimburse Conn. Town For Overtime Costs During Obama Visit

20 posted on 08/24/2012 7:21:04 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: generally

Hollyweird bailing on Obama too ... just keeps getting better!!

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/08/24/hollywood-bailing-on-president-obama-and-democratic-national-convention/


21 posted on 08/24/2012 7:32:49 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: loveliberty2

“...I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” - Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800[1]


22 posted on 08/24/2012 7:35:23 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: loveliberty2

“...I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” - Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800[1]


23 posted on 08/24/2012 7:35:46 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: mandaladon
The John Paul Jones Arena is "not academic enough" -- the Obama for America campaign.

IOW, they wouldn't be able to pack the place with young skulls full of mush.

24 posted on 08/24/2012 7:42:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tsowellfan
“Obama’s not paying his security bills.”

It would appear that a lot of the campaign contributions gathered here and overseas for the past 3 years by the Great ObamaNation have been pocketed in true Chicago style.

25 posted on 08/24/2012 7:43:06 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: mandaladon

And don’t let Zippy show up at Monticello, either.

Jefferson might just raise up and slap him silly.


26 posted on 08/24/2012 7:44:39 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: mandaladon

Jiffy Lube Pavilion in Bristow Virginia seems appropriate.


27 posted on 08/24/2012 7:47:42 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: mandaladon

I LOVE my state....
Damn straight you’d have to give the other side equal time...
And as a tax payer in VA, I KNOW this Obozo campaign would be slow if not neglectful to re-pay the expenses.
Now all the black churches who allow Jesse Jackson, Sharpton and the like to campaign for libdims need to be under the microscope.


28 posted on 08/24/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: satan
How about the Snag-a-Job Pavilion in Henrico County?
29 posted on 08/24/2012 8:19:33 PM PDT by 103198
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To: mandaladon

YEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !


30 posted on 08/24/2012 8:40:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mandaladon
I would love to see some of the highly talented photoshop users on this forum make a picture of Barry on the side of the road with a cardboard sign which says

Incumbent President

Will publicly speak for Free Security

or something like that as I am sure it could be improved upon.

31 posted on 08/24/2012 8:46:04 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter; monkapotamus

“I would love to see some of the highly talented photoshop users on this forum make a picture of Barry on the side of the road with a cardboard sign which says
Incumbent President

Will publicly speak for Free Security

or something like that as I am sure it could be improved upon. “

Monk, for when you wake up in the morning. A request from Biblebelter.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 9:05:41 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: mandaladon
John Paul Jones Arena

That's awesome that the university recognizes the genius of Led Zeppelin.

33 posted on 08/24/2012 10:14:09 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Hoodat

Ha ha ha, true! ;^)


34 posted on 08/25/2012 5:35:34 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Hoodat

Ha ha ha, true! ;^)


35 posted on 08/25/2012 5:36:38 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Arm_Bears
"These are Obama’s people and they blew him off."

First there was the "Rude Reuters Photo" and the O-I-H-O Photo, now this.

I am getting the feeling Obama is being tossed under the bus!

36 posted on 08/25/2012 8:25:06 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Taxman
Wow!!!!

I overlooked that one.

These rebukes and rebuttals to the entire "Obama ideology" of "redistribution" would make perfect billboards on roads leading to Charlottesville.

Thanks.

37 posted on 08/25/2012 8:35:26 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2

My favorite Jefferson quote — it is inscribed around the cupola in the Jefferson Memorial.


38 posted on 08/25/2012 10:45:16 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman
And that is the most beautiful of our monuments, for it reminds us of the great gift to the world Jefferson authored:

The Declaration of Independence,

which, as Lincoln stated, "encapsulated" abstract ideas into a single document which, along with the U. S. Constitution, changed the world.

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

Try as they may, so-called "progressives" cannot top that assertion by any "redistribution" or "choice" ideas they may propose.

Our lives and rights are antecedent to any prerogatives they may assert as they rely on Marxian and "other" ideas.

The ideas of Jefferson are the ideas which, according to him, reflected "the American mind" in 1776, and they are the ideas essential to individual liberty and opportunity.

39 posted on 08/25/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: mandaladon

Wow! I can understand NBC or other “mainstream” media gleefully reporting this if Bush was Prez, but doing it to Zero? Just wow!


40 posted on 08/25/2012 5:49:15 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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