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Lot next to Obama's Chicago home for sale
Chicago Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | Mary Ellen Podmolik

Posted on 11/14/2012 9:17:10 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Another home-buying opportunity has surfaced in President Obama’s neighborhood, this time right next door.

The owners of the famously vacant land next to Obama’s home in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood are trying to sell the 50’-by-150’ lot at 5050 S. Greenwood Ave.,for $899,000.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chicago; land; obama
It's mostly empty and green, just like his thoughts.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 9:17:21 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where’s Dave McGinniss when you need him?


2 posted on 11/14/2012 9:18:24 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I thought it was unbuildable.

It'd be best to make it a park and allow OWS'ers to live there in their tents.

3 posted on 11/14/2012 9:19:42 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

(Mostly OT, but) I doubt Obama will end up living in THAT location for long, if at all, post-White House. He’ll find something more palatial. (And by the way, I don’t blame him. Ex-Presidents need protection and a degree of seclusion.) A Hawaiian estate, perhaps, and another home in an urban area, but probably nicer than even this one in Chi-town.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 9:22:04 AM PST by pogo101
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To: ConservativeStatement

If I read this correctly, Secret Service mows Barry’s lawn?


5 posted on 11/14/2012 9:23:57 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought it was owned by Rezko’s wife — did she sell it?

She paid $625,000 full price — so the Obama’s could get a $300,000 discount on their home.

Then later sold a strip of it for $100,000 to the Obama’s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGnTWMPSyXg&feature=related


6 posted on 11/14/2012 9:24:19 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: machogirl
Just trying to one-up DWS's sheriff bag carrier.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 9:26:49 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

so if 10000 people chipped in 10, it would make a wonderful HQ for Free Republic, an enormous cross, etc...


8 posted on 11/14/2012 9:27:03 AM PST by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: F15Eagle
I'm not sure. This is in the article:

The owners of the lot purchased it in 2008 for $675,00 with plans to construct a 8,000-square-foot home there but never moved forward with it. The architectural drawings for that potential home are available, too.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 9:28:56 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

it’s nice when men carry a bag for a LADY, BUT she is NO lady


10 posted on 11/14/2012 9:29:57 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: machogirl

That would probably not be unusual. Rather than trying to make sure some lawn-mowing agency with shifting employees are always secure, it’s probably easier for the SS to just mow the lawn.

I don’t have a problem with the SS doing that. The agents are always on site and usually bored to tears, especially when the protected person is always out-of-town, 99% of the time.

It’s just the Secret Service doing what is easiest to address.

But, see the video I posted above.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 9:30:58 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They may have bought it from Rezko’s wife. See the video.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 9:31:59 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: radioactivereb

love that idea!


13 posted on 11/14/2012 9:32:02 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A guy putting a Golf Planet store there could make a killing.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 9:34:41 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: F15Eagle

Will do, but I’ll try it later in the day.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 9:35:54 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Might be a perfect place to build a couple windmills.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Jim Robinson

See #8...


17 posted on 11/14/2012 9:38:56 AM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Where are the Occupy hoards when we need ‘em?


18 posted on 11/14/2012 9:40:19 AM PST by Baynative
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To: ConservativeStatement

An 8000 sq. ft. single story house would fit perfectly with a foot to spare on all sides.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 9:41:38 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: radioactivereb

A lot sized at 50 X 150? We could probably squeeze in a few single wide trailers as housing for poor unwed mothers.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 10:02:06 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
“We could probably squeeze in a few single wide trailers as housing for poor unwed mothers.”

Those folks have a hard enough life. Having Obama as a neighbor would be a unnecessary additional burden for them to have to endure.

I like urban agriculture myself. Locally grown pork in particular.
I think a hog confinement facility would be a good fit.

21 posted on 11/14/2012 10:09:02 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: WinMod70

Check your math.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 10:56:19 AM PST by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: RipSawyer

Damn dyslexia! The lot will fit perfectly in the house.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 11:00:52 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: WinMod70

Kinda reminds me of ads on TV when I was a kid offering a deed to “one square inch” of land in Alaska if I remember correctly. I used to visualize a house suspended on a one square inch steel support column.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 12:11:35 PM PST by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Get a bunch of folks to purchase it,
Erect a gallows and hang a manny quin with a striking resemblance to obammy and see how that flys!!


25 posted on 11/14/2012 12:48:36 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Jim Robinson

Lol! Perfect!


26 posted on 11/16/2012 7:08:54 PM PST by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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