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Bugged: Obama's Roach Problem
NationalJournal ^ | 13 Sep 2013 | George E. Condon Jr.

Posted on 09/14/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT by shove_it

As in cockroaches. But vermin is nothing new in a building that is 213 years old--and roaches aren't the worst of it...

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: blackplague; bugs; democrats; demonrats; filth; filthybuggers; ghetto; obama; pests; rats; roaches; trash; unclean; whitehouse; whroaches
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Lotta funny comments below the article.
1 posted on 09/14/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

I’m more concerned about the two-legged vermin in the White House.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 8:46:45 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: shove_it

The ‘leader’ is a cockroach!


3 posted on 09/14/2013 8:47:16 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: shove_it
The next pResident is probably going to spend her first year in a hotel while the White Hut is fumigated.
4 posted on 09/14/2013 8:47:21 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Tupelo

Drudge headline: “REPORT: White House Full of Vermin...”


5 posted on 09/14/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: shove_it
I liked this one:

During Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign, one reporter traveling on Mr. Obamas campaign bus (or maybe it was a plane) commented that 'It stinks in there...(pointing to the vehicle), smells bad.' Afterwards he was never seen again.

6 posted on 09/14/2013 8:49:05 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: shove_it
Re: Mice: "Peanut butter, bacon and cheese were the favored baits."

Those may be the baits preferred by humans, but the mice prefer tootsie rolls.

7 posted on 09/14/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: shove_it
I grew up in a house that was so old that the lights were hung from pipes originally installed for gas lighting. Didn't have any roaches or mice. My mom made sure of that.

If vermin don't have a source of food, then you won't have vermin. Making sure that there are no crumbs or garbage around for vermin to eat is Step I. The cleanliness of the White House is under the control of the White House.

8 posted on 09/14/2013 8:54:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: shove_it

Probably as a result of all that ‘product’ the Wookie uses to look so ‘fashionable’


9 posted on 09/14/2013 8:55:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Joe 6-pack

Peanut butter works extremely well. Never heard of tootsie rolls though :P


10 posted on 09/14/2013 8:56:57 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: TheZMan
Never heard of tootsie rolls though

They are a small, chewy confectionery that is usually flavored chocolate, and comes in a small paper wrapper.

11 posted on 09/14/2013 8:58:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: shove_it

12 posted on 09/14/2013 8:59:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

That one never fails to get a chuckle out of me.


13 posted on 09/14/2013 9:03:37 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: Lazamataz

Yes, yes, I meant as a bait.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 9:05:51 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: shove_it
Some pretty funny stuff in the article. Evidently things haven't been this bad since Jimmy Carter was Pres.

None was more frustrated than Jimmy Carter, who battled mice from the start of his administration. To his dismay, he found the bureaucracy unresponsive. GSA, responsible for inside the White House, insisted it had eliminated all "inside" mice and contended any new mice must have come from the outside, meaning, the New York Times reported at the time, they were "the responsibility of the Interior Department." But Interior, wrote the Times, "demurred" because the mice were now inside the White House.

15 posted on 09/14/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: IbJensen

Even his daughters say Obastard stinks.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 9:07:39 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: martin_fierro

Homegrown flies? Dead animals or people?


17 posted on 09/14/2013 9:09:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (As Iowahawk..summed it up Putin is now just basically doing donuts in Obama’s front yard." Steyn)
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To: PapaBear3625
If vermin don't have a source of food, then you won't have vermin.

So true. Even crumbs on the shelves of the pantry will attract pests. Once you have rid your home of a pest, the only solution to prevent them from returning is to clean up whatever is luring them, and then thoroughly wash the shelves, walls and floors with a strong cleanser to get rid of the food scent. It works for everything from ants and moths to mice (and probably rats, but I've never had rats.)

18 posted on 09/14/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: shove_it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q55QlnApwyA
I can just imagine 0 acting like this.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: shove_it

20 posted on 09/14/2013 9:11:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Cicero

Don’tcha just love bureaucrats? They’re dismally humorous.


21 posted on 09/14/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: RetSignman

Yup. Another of Obomba’s sons.


22 posted on 09/14/2013 9:13:35 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: TheZMan; Lazamataz; dalereed
TheZMan ~ Never heard of tootsie rolls though

Lazamataz ~ They are a small, chewy confectionery that is usually flavored chocolate, and comes in a small paper wrapper.

TheZMan ~ Yes, yes, I meant as a bait.

On FR one is never sure. We have one who claims to have never eaten a Twinkie...

23 posted on 09/14/2013 9:14:11 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

I’ve never had starbucks coffee


24 posted on 09/14/2013 9:15:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: null and void

I’ve never eaten a Twinkie. Never.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 9:18:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

You didn’t miss much by not eating one.


26 posted on 09/14/2013 9:19:26 AM PDT by csvset
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To: shove_it

This is ridiculous. With modern pest control and decent behavior from the occupants, there should be ZERO roaches, mice and RATs no matter how old the house is.

The problem is the trash that we have living in that house has turned it into a ghetto.


27 posted on 09/14/2013 9:20:54 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It’s government housing but it’s certainly not LOW COST government housing.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 9:23:34 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of 0bama's America)
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To: Mr. K

I’ve never been to Starbucks either. I have never had a latte or esspresso style coffee in my life also.


29 posted on 09/14/2013 9:23:54 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: null and void

Snowcones! Snowcones!? Where’s the fkcuni twinkies?


30 posted on 09/14/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: shove_it

31 posted on 09/14/2013 9:25:16 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: PapaBear3625

It is also under the control of the White Houses trashy occupants. Just this second I heard my wife get onto one of my kids for having an apple in the back room. “We don’t eat in the bed rooms.”

The house is over a hundred years old and is an old farm house. We rarely have roaches (come in when the door has been left open) nor mice and rats. (initially had a squirrel and rat problem, but plugged up all outside cracks and holes and cut trees back)

We get ant invasions when they are looking for water or they find something sweet in the kitchen cabinet.


32 posted on 09/14/2013 9:25:42 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: shove_it

33 posted on 09/14/2013 9:25:59 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Mr. K

In the inconceivable event that there isn’t one near by, you can make the home version.

Grind charcoal briquets, make your beverage with them instead of coffee grounds (or no less than a 50% mixture of briquets and cheap ground coffee).

Mix with large amounts of flavored syrup and cream, cover with a layer of foamy scum, scratch some fancy pattern in the scum.

Enjoy.


34 posted on 09/14/2013 9:27:52 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: PapaBear3625

I worked at an 80 something yr old country club for 10 years. The whole bottom of the old structure was one big drive in basement with rooms for storage. Before I would go down there I would flip the lights on and bang on the wall a few times to clear out the rats. Used to scare the peewaddle out of me. Lol


35 posted on 09/14/2013 9:28:00 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Cicero

Make that two FReepers...


36 posted on 09/14/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Lazamataz

lol


37 posted on 09/14/2013 9:34:47 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: null and void

Hahahaha! That’s spot on.


38 posted on 09/14/2013 9:34:49 AM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: bigfootbob; Cicero

Maybe I’m getting old......many years ago, when Hostess still used quality organic ingredients, Twinkies were reasonable snack cakes.

I would also sometimes stop at Starbucks for a hot chocolate latte and a scone. I stopped going to Starbucks even for that 10 or 12 years ago, when the quality declined.

I haven’t even found a good scone since I left Palo Alto, CA, and the high-end coffee joints there in 2000.


39 posted on 09/14/2013 9:46:27 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: shove_it
None was more frustrated than Jimmy Carter, who battled mice from the start of his administration. To his dismay, he found the bureaucracy unresponsive. GSA, responsible for inside the White House, insisted it had eliminated all "inside" mice and contended any new mice must have come from the outside, meaning, the New York Times reported at the time, they were "the responsibility of the Interior Department." But Interior, wrote the Times, "demurred" because the mice were now inside the White House.

...and this same government is going to "fix" healthcare.

"And you want to be my latex salesman."

40 posted on 09/14/2013 9:47:18 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: shove_it

Why the chagrin? They all voted for him.


41 posted on 09/14/2013 9:51:07 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: sheana

From the article...

“First Lady Barbara Bush once was taking her daily swim in the pool on the South Lawn when she was joined by a rat that “did not look like a Walt Disney friend, I’ll tell you that.” She told reporters “it was enormous.” She credited her springer spaniel, Millie, and her husband, the president, with rescuing her and drowning the rat.”

This is a true story, but actually, the secret service agents with them were not sure what to do. President Bush took a pistol from one of the agents and shot the rat himself.


42 posted on 09/14/2013 9:54:37 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Lazamataz
Sounds like a line from the movie “Airplane”!
43 posted on 09/14/2013 9:55:05 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: martin_fierro
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44 posted on 09/14/2013 9:57:26 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: shove_it
Happening in the 'press' room? Add the world's smallest violin for music...

Apparently, America is being bugged by creatures equally as vile as the NSA.

45 posted on 09/14/2013 10:05:28 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Habakkuk 2;Isaiah 55)
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To: fireman15
That would be cool, if we had a president that would do that. I think Perry or Sarah Palin might, but I don't think that Bush would have. Obama would start squealing like a little girl.


46 posted on 09/14/2013 10:17:00 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ve never heard of using tootsie rolls for bait. Thanks, I will try that and hope you’re not just joking around.

I’ve used marshmallows and cat food in my Raccoon trap, but all I have caught is a rat, a stray cat and one of my chickens. LOL

The Wildlife cops are going to set up a Cougar trap on my property and hopes of trapping a mountain lion that has already taken over 50 of my birds..... we are going to use an old but live chicken as bait.... poor girl.


47 posted on 09/14/2013 10:39:37 AM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Lazamataz

They are also what the presidential puppy leaves on the floor.


48 posted on 09/14/2013 10:40:53 AM PDT by macglencoe (You see what the left hand is doing, but you should be watching the right hand.)
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To: shove_it

So now we ought to refer to the White House as the Roach Hotel? That seems appropriate given the kind of occupants currently occupying the place.


49 posted on 09/14/2013 10:53:38 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Gator113

Tootsie Rolls work great. If you’re using the classic victor type traps, what you do is bite a tootsie roll in half, chew it a little so it softens up, then put it on the bait holder. It hardens back up so it’s more difficult for the mouse to nibble it without tripping it like they might do with some softer baits like cheese and peanut butter. For whatever reason, mice seem to love them (to death) :-)


50 posted on 09/14/2013 10:57:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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