Skip to comments.Sunning and skiing for Obamas as the president and Congress take a vacation
Posted on 02/16/2013 2:08:17 PM PST by Hoodat
(starting on page 2)
. . . The president is staying in Florida at the home of Jim Crane, who owns the golf club and also owns the Houston Astros baseball team.
In 2012, Mr. Crane donated $35,800 to the Obama campaign and $30,800 to the Democratic National Committee.
Fifteen years ago, a company owned by Mr. Crane, Eagle USA Airfreight, was criticized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its position on hiring blacks and women of child-bearing age.
The EEOC said that Mr. Cranes company conducted a practice of paying female and minority employees less than white men who do similar work; did not investigate employee complaints of sexual harassment; and destroyed evidence that the company was instructed to retain as part of the two-year EEOC investigation, according to a Houston Chronicle article from 2000.
The EEOC found that Eagle failed to promote blacks, Hispanics and women.
The agencys report cited an accusation that Mr. Crane told his managers not to hire blacks because once you hire blacks, you can never fire them.
Mr. Crane and his company fought the EEOC and similar accusations contained in a lawsuit brought by former employees.
Without admitting wrongdoing, he later settled the charges for $8.5 million. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Twice the cost to taxpayers so Barack can get some man action on the down-low?
Astro’s owner loves the Marxist?
News to me!
Nice of the Obamas to sacrifice along with the rest of us.
Wow, and you know they will require another vacation in a month or so for “Spring Break”
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like separate vacations!
The Astros are terrible. Now it makes sense.
Limbaugh mentioned this Friday, but not the left-leaning connection.
Heck, sometimes they take an after vacation, mini vacation in a week or two.
Think they did that last year or year before.
Considering that we pay this man’s salary, as well as his lush lifestyle in The People’s House, pardon me while I get tired of the low clash trash thumbing their noses at Americans while living their wannabe celebrity lifes. It might feel different if he was actually earning that six figure $salary with some really good results.
While on vacation, pResident Obama/you and I are going to a pay big-name golf pro $1,000 @ hour to work on his swing.
Yeah, it’s got hair on it but here goes:
A man goes to a public golf course. He approaches the man behind the counter in the pro shop and says,’I would like 18 holes of golf and a caddie.’
The man behind the counter says,’The 18 holes of golf is no problem, but all of the caddies are out on the course. What I will do for you is this: We just received 8 brand new robot golf caddies. If you’re willing to take one with you out on the course and come back and tell me how well it works, your round of golf is on me today.’
The golfer obviously accepted the man’s offer. He approached the first tee, looked at the fairway and said to himself,’I think my driver will do the job.’
The robot caddie turned to the man and said,’No sir. Use your 3 wood. A driver is far too much club for this hole.’
Hesitantly, the golfer pulled out his 3 wood, made good contact with the ball, and the ball landed about 10 feet to the right front of the hole on the green. The golfer, delighted, turned to the robot and thanked him for his assistance.
As the golfer pulled out his putter he said,’I think this green is gonna break left to right.’
The robot then again spoke up and said,’No sir. I do believe this green will break right to left’
Thinking about the last time the robot corrected his prediction, he decided again to listen to the machine. He made his putt and birdied the hole thanks to the robot and his advice. But his luck didn’t end there. His entire game was the best game he ever played, thanks to the assistance of the new robot golf caddie.
Upon returning to the clubhouse, the man behind the counter asked,’How was your game ?’ The golfer stated,’It was, by far, the BEST game I ever played. Thank you very much for letting me take one of your robots. See you next week.
A week passed, and excited, the golfer returned to the pro shop. Upon entering, he turned to the man behind the counter and said,’I would like 18 holes of golf and one of those robot golf caddies, please.’ The gentleman from behind the counter turned to the man and said,’Well the 18 holes is no problem. However, we had to get rid of the robots. We had too many complaints.’
Confused, the golfer cried,’COMPLAINTS? Who in the heck could’ve complained about those robots? They were incredible’
The man sighed and said,’Well, it wasn’t their performance. It was that they were made of shiny silver metal, and the sun reflecting off them was blinding to other golfers on the fairway.’
The golfer said,’So then why didn’t you just paint them black?’
The man nodded sadly and replied,’We did. Then four of ‘em didn’t show up for work, two filed for welfare, one of them robbed the pro shop, and the other is running for President.’
A glory hole in one?
I doubt Mr. Crane is that big a fan of the president but I’m sure this guy figured out like Bill Gates and George Soros that it’s better to kiss up to liberals in power when you’re wealthy to avoid scorn and scrutiny.
They are practicing a long held facet of the left - separate but equal. (also known as: do as I say, not as I do.)
LOL... now that is what Im talking about..
The very best humor has its basis in truth. This certainly qualifies!
I read it......literally LMAO. Then I read it to my girlfriend....and she laughed hers off, insisting I send her this joke. Well done. :)
P.S. You owe me a new keyboard and monitor........
He sure sounds like a big obama lover to me.
What...another vacation? They just got back ....?
Yeah...no...can we sue them for wasting our money?
Zee irony! She eez theeck!
The American people feel the same way about 0
Thus the irony.
BOYCOTT the Houston ASTROS!!!!
i have never HATEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD one individual so much in my life...the most egotistical, narcissistic s*n of a wh*r* b*tch, non American pres__ent we ever had. what a bunch of stupid low knowledgeable voters to put a low lifer like this in the white house and don’t even know or care what is being done to our country by this impostor...how do i feel...now ya know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Further proof the marriage is nothing but a sham.
Hey - I’m right there with you. Can not stand the sight of the SOB. Still amazed at the number of Obama bumper stickers I see around here in liberal-land, and the idiots who voted for him because “he’s better than Romney”. Freeking retards.
A moving violation - looks like another three points on my grammar license.
Wait. Don’t hold back. Tell us how you REALLY feel.
Big time on that.
Have been an astros fan since 1967.
Retard new owner tries to suck up to our fist historic communist dictator, then charges an arm and a leg for tickets to his games.
Don’t know or care what he is up to here, but sports are supposed to be an escape from the real world and politics.
fat chance dude.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.