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Sunning and skiing for Obamas as the president and Congress take a vacation
Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 15, 2013 | David Boyer

Posted on 02/16/2013 2:08:17 PM PST by Hoodat

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. . . 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. Crane’s 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 agency’s 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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: eeoc; obama; obamavacation; reggielove; weenieroast
The hypocrisy of leftists is astounding. No one bats an eye when the President spends a weekend with someone with such a poor track record when it comes to race and gender discrimination.
1 posted on 02/16/2013 2:08:27 PM PST by Hoodat
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To: All

Separate vacations?

Twice the cost to taxpayers so Barack can get some man action on the down-low?


2 posted on 02/16/2013 2:14:44 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("I can see unhinged liberal media bias from my house!")
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To: musicman; humblegunner; Hoodat

Astro’s owner loves the Marxist?
News to me!


3 posted on 02/16/2013 2:21:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Hoodat

Nice of the Obamas to sacrifice along with the rest of us.

*SPIT*


4 posted on 02/16/2013 2:22:16 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Hoodat

Wow, and you know they will require another vacation in a month or so for “Spring Break”


5 posted on 02/16/2013 2:22:24 PM PST by pnz1
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like separate vacations!

/sarc


6 posted on 02/16/2013 2:23:11 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: onyx

The Astros are terrible. Now it makes sense.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 2:24:09 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: onyx

Limbaugh mentioned this Friday, but not the left-leaning connection.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 2:25:54 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: pnz1
they will require another vacation in a month or so

Heck, sometimes they take an after vacation, mini vacation in a week or two.
Think they did that last year or year before.

9 posted on 02/16/2013 2:28:00 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Hoodat

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.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 2:29:02 PM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: Hoodat

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.’


11 posted on 02/16/2013 2:30:29 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

A glory hole in one?


12 posted on 02/16/2013 2:30:37 PM PST by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: onyx

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.


13 posted on 02/16/2013 2:32:17 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Hoodat
The hypocrisy of leftists is astounding.

They are practicing a long held facet of the left - separate but equal. (also known as: do as I say, not as I do.)

14 posted on 02/16/2013 2:33:28 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. ItÂ’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: tumblindice

LOL... now that is what Im talking about..


15 posted on 02/16/2013 2:40:10 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: tumblindice

The very best humor has its basis in truth. This certainly qualifies!


16 posted on 02/16/2013 2:40:31 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: tumblindice

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........


17 posted on 02/16/2013 2:50:11 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Hoodat

bump


18 posted on 02/16/2013 2:56:45 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Hoodat


19 posted on 02/16/2013 2:58:39 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Third Person

Yep.


20 posted on 02/16/2013 3:45:56 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: dowcaet

He sure sounds like a big obama lover to me.


21 posted on 02/16/2013 3:47:21 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Hoodat

What...another vacation? They just got back ....?

Yeah...no...can we sue them for wasting our money?


22 posted on 02/16/2013 4:05:23 PM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: Hoodat
The agency’s report cited an accusation that Mr. Crane told his managers not to hire blacks because “once you hire blacks, you can never fire them.”

Zee irony! She eez theeck!

24 posted on 02/16/2013 4:37:12 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

The American people feel the same way about 0


25 posted on 02/16/2013 4:44:56 PM PST by omega4179 ( Huelo azufre)
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To: omega4179

Thus the irony.


26 posted on 02/16/2013 4:46:11 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: angcat

Oh yeah!


27 posted on 02/16/2013 4:48:09 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Hoodat
(Check withWHOM he's staying )
28 posted on 02/16/2013 5:01:41 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Hoodat

BOYCOTT the Houston ASTROS!!!!


29 posted on 02/16/2013 5:25:08 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 02/16/2013 5:27:05 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: Hoodat
while first lady Michelle Obama is vacationing separately in the ski mecca of Aspen, Colo., with their daughters.

Further proof the marriage is nothing but a sham.

31 posted on 02/16/2013 5:53:34 PM PST by bgill
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To: ldish

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.


32 posted on 02/16/2013 5:58:55 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: laweeks

A moving violation - looks like another three points on my grammar license.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 8:09:58 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: ldish

Wait. Don’t hold back. Tell us how you REALLY feel.


34 posted on 02/16/2013 9:32:52 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan
oh sorry...forgot it's PC now...freedom of speech is so passe...i was just kidding anyway...i really really really love him to death.
35 posted on 02/17/2013 10:16:21 AM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: Ann Archy

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.

see ya.


36 posted on 02/17/2013 6:14:02 PM PST by Texas resident (I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on FR)
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