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Cheapskate In Chief's Toy Helicopter Gift ($4.11) [Photo and Link]
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Posted on 03/06/2009 2:02:46 PM PST by Doctor Raoul

The British press has identified the Marine One toy the Cheapskate In Chief gave the British Prime Minister's children and noted that it was available on Amazon for $15.00. Turns out it's only $4.11 on Amazon.

Click here for Amazon webpage and price.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhomarineone; bhouk; blunders; giftgate
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"Perhaps the gifts will be more lavish when Obama meets the Queen. "

Ya think Cracker Jack will start adding toys again any time soon?

51 posted on 03/06/2009 2:21:49 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Dallas59
He got Barack rolled.
52 posted on 03/06/2009 2:23:36 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Havoc has been back since September. Or was it April?)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Could have been worse:

Interstore.com


53 posted on 03/06/2009 2:23:45 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (The Monica Media loves Moderates. They're easy to defeat.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
The British press has identified the Marine One toy the Cheapskate In Chief gave

Link?
54 posted on 03/06/2009 2:23:58 PM PST by MitchellC ("I can no more renounce Rush, than I can my own grandmother...")
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To: Doctor Raoul

This is a joke, right?


55 posted on 03/06/2009 2:24:11 PM PST by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: Doctor Raoul

"Bust of Churchill Returned by Obama
"After the September 11th attacks our British allies loaned President George Bush
a bust of one of the greatest Britons the world has ever known, Sir Winston Churchill.
It was a gesture to show their support for the United States in one of its darkest hours.
The bust sat prominently in the Oval Office for the balance of President Bush’s tenure there,
and once President Obama took office, the British offered him the opportunity to keep it for the length of his term.
His response was cold and most likely sent tremors through the British diplomatic community."
....
"Diplomatically this is a faux pax that only an unseasoned politician could make.
The British have stood by our side as strong allies for decades and we need to maintain that relationship,
especially in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous (See Is Nuclear Weakness on the Horizon)
If he did not want to look at it in the oval office he could have displayed it elsewhere in the White House
and not slapped the British in the face in such a blatant disregard of political etiquette."

56 posted on 03/06/2009 2:24:23 PM PST by Diogenesis ("All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities." - Dune)
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To: txnativegop

Spends lavishly on himself and then goes to our country’s closest ally and gives some cheap $4 toys to the PM’s kids.
What a thoughtless, inconsiderate and childish moron.
__________
it’s all about them. As they steal our money, you can bet your a** they are socking away billions for themselves in pay to play in offshore accounts.. probably hiding it under the name of Soros.
DIRTBAGS!


57 posted on 03/06/2009 2:25:41 PM PST by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I agree, but its worse than that - its sort of grubby revolutionary maladroit. You wouldn’t expect a refined sense of diplomatic protocal from a band of guerillas occupying the White House, is my point.

Maybe the Europeans don’t either. Had W or Ms. Rice committed any of these . . . whatever you want to call them, it would have been breaking news/YouTube/Leno/Stewart/Letterman material.


58 posted on 03/06/2009 2:26:55 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Doctor Raoul

especially when tastefully stuffed and mounted, say in the clutches of a spotted owl, also stuffed and mounted.


59 posted on 03/06/2009 2:27:30 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Doctor Raoul

She is just a classless person. No taste, no elegance. I don’t care what the idiotic media wants us to think.


60 posted on 03/06/2009 2:27:36 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: stevio

Probably doesn’t tip well either.
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I would bet money on that one. 10% max.


61 posted on 03/06/2009 2:27:36 PM PST by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

made in China


62 posted on 03/06/2009 2:27:51 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ConservativeMind

No, it is what Gordon Brown deserves for ENDORSING 0bama.

May England be dissed by this self-absorbed a-hole posing as our President.
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good point!


63 posted on 03/06/2009 2:28:24 PM PST by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Obama IS what he is - anyone willing to check what was posted on FR, Little Green Footballs, etc. would have known what behavior Obama would demonstrate when in the Oval Office.

Our Bad - not his. We voted him in. Now we get what we voted for.

Humbuggery!


64 posted on 03/06/2009 2:28:48 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: RinaseaofDs
You wouldn’t expect a refined sense of diplomatic protocal from a band of guerillas occupying the White House, is my point.

Like Castro and his buds cooking a chicken in a Manhattan hotel back during his visit to the UN?

You smell what Barrack's cooking?

65 posted on 03/06/2009 2:34:14 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: The Worthless Miracle

What would Jackie O do?


66 posted on 03/06/2009 2:35:12 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Doctor Raoul

This is embarrassing ...


67 posted on 03/06/2009 2:39:44 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Here's a link to the White House Gift Shop run by the USSS Uniform Division Benefit Fund.

http://whitehouse.merchantcart.net/mainshopping.cfm?icg_id=10&Show=PURCHASE

68 posted on 03/06/2009 2:40:19 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (New Obama Mantra, "Screw World Peace, I'll Buy You A Pony.")
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To: Jeff Chandler
"To be completely honest, she probably handed a lackey a twenty and said, "Go buy something for the honky brats."

Nah, she's more contemporary. She called them "crackers"...

69 posted on 03/06/2009 2:43:31 PM PST by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: eureka!
Nah, she's more contemporary. She called them "crackers"...

So it was more like, "Here, go buy the little limey crackers a trinket."

70 posted on 03/06/2009 2:45:13 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (The Monica Media loves Moderates. They're easy to defeat.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yep. Maybe throw an f- or s-bomb in there


71 posted on 03/06/2009 2:47:23 PM PST by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Why didnt BO aks him what he wanted?


74 posted on 03/06/2009 2:52:37 PM PST by iskra123
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To: Doctor Raoul
Not sure, but executive branch gift-giving limits are pretty hard-over law.

I think it is somewhere around $25 max if given to an individual.

If it is a more expensive gift, I think the law allows that but the gift is given to the organization, not the person.

So, the gifts were to children, not organization (or “head of state”), therefore they are limited by the law.

Now, there are exemptions and waivers that could have been exercised but the amateurs in charge are dolts.

75 posted on 03/06/2009 2:53:51 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Doctor Raoul

You don’t make this kind of insult accidentally or through miscalculation.

With a staff of hundreds, reference manuals on protocol, conduct and every other subject, experienced protocol advisors at your fingertips and a history of 232 years to look back on, a monumental snub like the Obamas made can only occur through intent and concious effort to find just the right touch to create the maximum insult.

Even at the very last minute the White House staff could come up with far superior gifts than these two snotty grifters handed out.

It was an embarrassment to see them soil the entrance to the White House and they will continue to embarrass us until they are sent back to the racist thugs and commies they pal with in Chicago.


76 posted on 03/06/2009 2:55:36 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

You misjudge Obama.

OK, maybe he COULD have gotten this toy for <$5 at Amazon. But our President almost certainly paid...$5,000 for it.

Obama never spends without adding at least 3 Zeroes on the end. Unless, of course, it is HIS money!


77 posted on 03/06/2009 2:57:32 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Obama - Making Jimmy Carter look like a giant!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Insult to injury. Obama put the ax on the deal with the UK company that was schedule to make Marine One helicopters.


78 posted on 03/06/2009 2:59:15 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: eureka!
Okay, here's the final script:

"A gift? We're s'posed to buy those limey m**** f*****s a gift?! Here's twenty bucks. Go down to the gift shop and buy the little bastards their f*****g gift. Wait. Better get something for the parents, too. Nevermind. We'll just re-gift that stupid DVD set the Clintons gave us for Christmas."

79 posted on 03/06/2009 2:59:25 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (The Monica Media loves Moderates. They're easy to defeat.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
For Pete’s sake I hope I don’t get YOU as my Secret Santa...

OMG, now that is funny.

80 posted on 03/06/2009 3:01:28 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
The Obamas don’t give their own children birthday or Christmas gifts.

As don't other Muslims......

81 posted on 03/06/2009 3:02:34 PM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Jeff Chandler

LOL, sadly...


82 posted on 03/06/2009 3:02:49 PM PST by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: two23

Correction...Malignant Narcissism


83 posted on 03/06/2009 3:05:04 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Will I get banned for calling him niggardly?


84 posted on 03/06/2009 3:06:14 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Embrace what is wrong.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

BWAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!


85 posted on 03/06/2009 3:14:14 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Sort of a niggardly gift, even for a child ... don't you think?

$4.11 - sheesh, don't knock yourself out there Michelle..

86 posted on 03/06/2009 3:17:25 PM PST by ~Peter
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To: Hulka

President Bush gave Brown an Official U.S, Navy Leather flight jacket Identical to what the Aircrew of Marine One wear complete with a name patch with his name on it as well as the Presidential seal.

The slap in the face goes even deeper than a couple of toys, Obama has plans to cancel the contract for the next Marine One that Britain is building (part of the reason President Bush gave Brown a Marine One leather flying jacket)Obama is throwing in his face through his children that he won’t be flying The one Britain was supposed to build at $400 million dollars a copy for 23 helicopters.


87 posted on 03/06/2009 3:22:38 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: usmcobra

wow. That’s harsh.


88 posted on 03/06/2009 3:25:18 PM PST by catbertz
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To: catbertz

And you thought it was all about a child’s toy, Obama is purposely souring every friendship this country has with long time allies, while kissing up to the very people we have been fighting against.

Why because he is part of the one world order that is socialism/communism. He will isolate the American people before everything comes apart at the seams.


89 posted on 03/06/2009 3:34:26 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: usmcobra
Yeah. . .when the president receives lavish gifts they belong to the US, not him. . .the president can ask for waiver to keep if wanted or buy, too. The Messiah could have asked for waiver (like Bush when giving the jacket) when giving a decent gift to a head of state. Thing is, we can't control what they do with the gift once it is “over there,” so it really doesn't matter anyway.

The helo thing is interesting, though I am inclined to go with a helo the president (not The One) doesn't have to stoop over when he gets in. But that's just me..

90 posted on 03/06/2009 3:38:20 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Brown had the option to keep the Jacket, but only if he paid for it under British law, it was worth over the limit of what he could keep, 160 pounds, I jusr read that Brown is blind in one eye and partially blind in the other which makes the DVD collection almost as big a slight as this.


91 posted on 03/06/2009 3:52:47 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Yeah, I’m cheap — but, I’m also a sucker for a sale.


92 posted on 03/06/2009 4:01:53 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Doctor Raoul

PRECISELY! Well done!

Reminds me of academy days cooking grilled cheese sandwiches on our irons at night after taps.

CAN YOU SMELL WHAT BARACK IS COOKIN’?????

Pretty good tagline, actually.


93 posted on 03/06/2009 4:04:20 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: stevio

“Probably doesn’t tip well either.”

Liberals never do.


94 posted on 03/06/2009 4:05:02 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Michelle My Belle should have given the Brown kids, (I don't mean that the way you think I do), the Official Barack Hussein Obama Commemorative Coin Sets that are featured in Parade Magazine, the Sunday paper coupon pages and late night TV infomercials.

They are destined to become priceless commodities on Ebay in about 200 years. (You'll be able to melt them down to make spear heads to kill your dinner since the real effects of the Obama Depression will still be in full force). BTW - Does anybody know if the White House Gift Shop sells the Matthew Lesko book that tells you how to get free money from the Gubmint?

95 posted on 03/06/2009 4:15:43 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Since Obama Bin Lyin, the Economy Bin Dyin...)
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To: usmcobra

DVD’s. . .can you believe it?

My gawd, we really do have amateurs in the WH.

Sheesh.


96 posted on 03/06/2009 6:36:38 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Doctor Raoul

Can you find out what she gave Stevie Wonder?


97 posted on 03/06/2009 6:41:08 PM PST by csmusaret (You can't spell Democrat without R-A-T.)
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To: csmusaret

She probably gave him a sleep mask.


98 posted on 03/06/2009 9:49:37 PM PST by cookiedough
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To: MediaMole

I’ve seen some expensive models in our area - the helicopter comes from our neck of the woods.

Are they sure this was cheap plastic thing?


99 posted on 03/06/2009 9:52:31 PM PST by Scotswife (GO ISRAEL!!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Great post. Thanks.


100 posted on 03/07/2009 6:17:08 AM PST by GOPJ (People who can't use the new WH phone system are trying to redesign half the US economy - Brooks)
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