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Eric Bolling ("The Five" on Fox News Channel) offers to pay for a week of White House tours
"The Five" on FOX News Channel ^ | March 7, 2013 | Video at link

Posted on 03/07/2013 4:04:13 PM PST by jiggyboy

"But why shut the [White House] doors on those kids in Iowa, and Florida, and Texas. I'll make you a deal, Mister President. Jay Carney, grab your pencil.

"Let these families take their White House tours next wek and I'll cover the added expenses. Word is it will cost about $74,000. If I can get the White House doors open, I'll pick up the tab.

"Mister Carney, you know this is an offer you can't refuse -- give me a call."

(fast forward a little)

"I will absolutely write the check if they open the doors next week."

(video 6:04 long at the clip)

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ericbolling; sequester; sequestration
By the end of the show, Eric reported that Sean Hannity had contacted him and committed to a similar offer for a week as well.
1 posted on 03/07/2013 4:04:16 PM PST by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy

lol

stick it to him!


2 posted on 03/07/2013 4:05:30 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: jiggyboy

dag nabbit I wanted to put this is news (and breaking news at that) instead of chat


3 posted on 03/07/2013 4:07:42 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
The White House won't agree. It would spoil their narrative.

Perhaps instead, Bolling et al. could pay tuition for one or two of our returning servicemen since this administration has cut the tuition aid.

4 posted on 03/07/2013 4:10:19 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Let them refuse! It will be more proof — very easily understood by even the most “low-information” voter — that Obama is making up reasons to deliberately hurt people.

For once, it’s literally, absolutely true: It’s for the children.


5 posted on 03/07/2013 4:15:06 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

There’s no way the Wh can accept but it might shame them into fixing the problem.

Then again, Zero has no shame!


6 posted on 03/07/2013 4:15:54 PM PST by O6ret
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To: jiggyboy
Stunts replaced with stunts.

When FOX News Channel or Hannity agree to pay for a week's lost pay due to the Sequester for a low paid single mother I know who works for the DoD and has a child with severe medical issues, let me know.

7 posted on 03/07/2013 4:16:10 PM PST by SkyPilot (4431d4rwe)
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To: SkyPilot
Heard elsewhere the tours are conducted by volunteers.
8 posted on 03/07/2013 4:18:20 PM PST by Average Al
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To: Average Al

I’ve heard that the tours are self-directed. The money in question is for some 30 Secret Service agents.

But these are details. Bolling and Hannity are calling out the White House. Let’s see if the WH Press Corps dares to bring this up at the next event.


9 posted on 03/07/2013 4:22:08 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
The amazing thing is he is talking about $74,000 dollars.
0bamugabe is holding America hostage over $74k per week.
10 posted on 03/07/2013 4:23:40 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: jiggyboy

Hit the abuse button on yourself, explain what you want and the Mod will probably fix it for you.


11 posted on 03/07/2013 4:25:08 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: SkyPilot

A lot of people on FR have been severely hurt by the economy in the last four years. It’s not that we don’t feel sympathy for your friend, it’s just that the Sequester battle is making Obama look like a fool. He approval is already dropping as a result of his doomsday prophesies.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 4:27:47 PM PST by HawkHogan
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the tip. But I already linked a related thread to this one so I don’t want to foul it up.

Eh, I’m not going to worry about it. If somebody else makes a real article about this and Drudge links to that article, we’ll have at least half a dozen links in the news section to that article within an hour. :-)


13 posted on 03/07/2013 4:29:42 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
"If you consider $74,000 in cash just 'finance', te salute, Eric Bolling".


14 posted on 03/07/2013 4:30:32 PM PST by montag813
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To: SkyPilot

That would be an example of a “false dilemma”.

There’s not just one way to help people out.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 4:30:46 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

You have a lot more confidence in the low information voter than I. No doubt this will all be covered up or spun somehow by the mainstream media.


16 posted on 03/07/2013 4:30:56 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: jiggyboy

You complained so I was trying to help. You can always put a new link in the other thread.


17 posted on 03/07/2013 4:32:00 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: montag813

whozat?


18 posted on 03/07/2013 4:32:56 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: TigersEye

Oh no I sincerely appreciate your help; I wasn’t minimizing it at all.

I botched it in the beginning and I botched it again by linking to it before you offered your help — which I will keep in mind for the future.


19 posted on 03/07/2013 4:34:51 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: fatnotlazy

So any effort without a 100% guarantee of success just isn’t worth trying? Maybe Hannity and Bolling could cough up $85 billion and cover the entire Sequester “shortfall!?!”


20 posted on 03/07/2013 4:34:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: jiggyboy

Not a problem! :-)


21 posted on 03/07/2013 4:35:22 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: fatnotlazy

There’s already some poo-poo-ing right here on this thread, so you might be right. The spin from the usual suspects on MSLSD might take that form.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 4:36:57 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SkyPilot

If you know a person in such dire straits, it’s up to you to help her.

Boling is offering his help to the students who have sponsored bake sales and car washes to come to D. C. His offer will be appreciated and remembered by those children for years. Don’t put down the kindness of others.


23 posted on 03/07/2013 4:42:25 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: jiggyboy

I saw Eric’s offer - that’s some big league stepping up! And good for Hannity, too. I liked Andrea Tantaros’ suggestion that Dear Reader chip in some campaign funds. But no, as the banana republic general wannabe, he’d never do that.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 4:49:11 PM PST by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: jiggyboy

I can;t even afford to eat out [feels sad] but he did work for it and got the breaks and chose the right path unlike me and good for Bolling to have said this.

I’t is not bozo;s house, it;s our house and while the stooges and Judas’s in our party had dinner with this clown and Paul was raising awareness to the rule of law the kids in DC were not allowed to enter OUR HOUSE, the peoples house


25 posted on 03/07/2013 5:11:24 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: fatnotlazy

Yah you might be right. From another thread:

From the Jimmy Kimmel show: “Do you agree with Obama’s decision to pardon the sequester and send it to Portugal?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gXOV_XWJck&feature=youtube_gdata


26 posted on 03/07/2013 5:11:36 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

just got back from Chic Fil A and the black woman working there was talkiong to me and talk about low info voter.

She said how Enlgand does eevrything right and I told her not the health care they don;t.
She then said she thought tey did but at lease Canada has good health care to which I told her that they do not and many come here.
She then told me she watches Piers Morgan, the man , the loon who is hated back in England and I told her that.

She told me he can;t make stories up because there are fact checkers.

I left as I was never going to get any info into her head, thick as two short planks and to think she votes.

My youngest who is 10 said to me as we left”Dad , she can;t vote can she as she doens;t know anything?”

Sadly I replied “yes she can”


27 posted on 03/07/2013 5:14:56 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jiggyboy

“I will absolutely write the check if they open the doors next week.”

Why in the world would anyone want to send money to the White Hut????

I’d pay good hard currency to see it shut down with the power off. Keep that marxist dictator at bay along with his teleprompter. For at least a week so we don’t have to hear is arrogant pie hole rambling on about black flag furloughs.


28 posted on 03/07/2013 5:16:46 PM PST by Up Yours Marxists
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To: jiggyboy
That is a funny video! Amazing how people just go with it.

LOL at a sequester killed my parents...

29 posted on 03/07/2013 5:29:24 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart The King of All Media (RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: jiggyboy

Isn’t that about equal to what Obama (taxpayers) pay for a round of golf for him and his friends?


30 posted on 03/07/2013 6:03:10 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: jiggyboy

Someone should point out what a small percentage of one of his ‘trips’ this is.


31 posted on 03/07/2013 6:32:23 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: jiggyboy

Rush could sponsor a bake sale.


32 posted on 03/07/2013 6:53:37 PM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: txrefugee; SkyPilot
txrefugee - SkyPilot thinks we non-government workers should simply shut-up, sit down and pay our DAMN taxes - because he knows someone who is going to be hurt by the current economy.

Basically, he doesn't care enough to help her, he just wants to come here and attempt to scold US for Obama's actions!

His friend has had a hard life; apparently only single moms who work for the DOD have hardships - everyone else be DAMNED!
33 posted on 03/07/2013 6:55:30 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: HotKat

Wow Dan’s Bake Sale.

Had forgotten about that one.

It was HUGE !!

If we did one in DC, it might even get mentioned by the MSM.


34 posted on 03/07/2013 6:58:24 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ExTxMarine; txrefugee

I pay taxes as well. So does my friend who doesn’t take handouts, but works. Using your twisted, sick “logic”, every woman who built B-25s, tanks, or ships during WW II was some sort of moocher. Incredible. Just incredible.


35 posted on 03/07/2013 7:19:47 PM PST by SkyPilot (4431d4rwe)
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To: SkyPilot

But, no one has been furloughed yet. Medical is still in tact.


36 posted on 03/07/2013 7:25:54 PM PST by HollyB
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To: jiggyboy

Isn’t it fascinating that Obama’s sequester has terminated tours of “the people’s House (WH)”, but not Obama’s endles golf games all acros the country or DHS’ purchase of bazillions of rounds of ammo to kep us from being able to purchase it??

The random arbitrariness of what is affected by the sequester reminds me of the items prohibited for sale on Sundays under the old “blue”laws.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 7:29:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: HollyB

Oh don’t worry, they will be.


38 posted on 03/07/2013 7:30:00 PM PST by SkyPilot (4431d4rwe)
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To: SkyPilot

One day every two weeks. I predict one month. That’s two days total. She will be fine. It’s two days she can spend with her child.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 7:33:26 PM PST by HollyB
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To: jiggyboy

Rent The Godfather.


40 posted on 03/07/2013 7:45:52 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: HollyB
No, it will be 22 days for her, that is a 20% pay cut Gross...more like 25% because insurance has to paid. Insurance only covers so much for her kid, so she is in a jam. And she is just one story, and I know her. What amazes me about FR lately is the anger. The bitterness. The caustic atmosphere. It appears some FReepers cannot tell the difference between Barry Hussein and a single, low pad mom. Both are equally treated with venom because someone told them that is what the script says. then you get the: “Well! I had it worse!” Stories, as if two wrongs make a right. Let me ask them: how many sarcastic FR threads were posted that danced the jig when you were laid off? None, huh? In fact, all here were supportive. Now, we have nurses, engineers, scientists, DoD teachers, electricians, logisticians, cops, firefighters, and welders getting furloughed with the Sequester, and it is nothing but venom, spit, mocking, and false self- righteousness. Interesting, I always thought this was a Conservative, Judeo-Christian website. I guess it, like times, have changed.
41 posted on 03/07/2013 7:47:47 PM PST by SkyPilot (4431d4rwe)
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To: SkyPilot
moocher?

Really, please tell me where I listed you or your friend as a "moocher." I said that you don't give a damn that the rest of us have already been dealing with the furloughs, pay cuts and hour-shortages for FOUR DAMN YEARS!

I am sorry that your friend will have more hardships, but you being pissed at me and other Conservatives because the US President is effing her over is about as IGNORANT as anyone can get!

Get over yourself - we all pay taxes! And the US Government needs to go on a diet, whether you like it or not. And even some of the Defense Department needs to eat a little less! I am sorry that people are getting hurt, but that is what happens when the Government builds-up like there is no tomorrow. Welcome to reality! People lose jobs, companies downsize, people get pay-cuts; sooner or later, that's gonna INCLUDE the government!

I guess in your sick "logic", only the DOD workers should get never ending pay raises, wonderful pensions and paid vacations. Incredible, just incredible!
42 posted on 03/07/2013 7:52:30 PM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: jiggyboy
It's a deal if Tantaros is included in the tour.


43 posted on 03/07/2013 8:46:36 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: jiggyboy

LOL - our guys are good - the best... Thanks for posting this...


44 posted on 03/07/2013 8:55:18 PM PST by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: SkyPilot

Sky pilot, I am concerned about your friend. These are hard times and we the people are paying for the lack of budget responsibility. Look at the various countries whose citizens went to the streets when cuts were made. Yea, these groups are made up of individuals. But, we need to ride this out. Be support to your friend. Find out where her struggles are and see how she can handle this crisis. It sounds like she is full of anxiety over this. Being upset about an impending situation doesn’t help matters. It only adds to the stress. She needs to sit down and figure out her finances by period. Sometimes it helps to write it down than to just view a problem as a whole. Take each pay period as it comes, maybe a small loan from her tsp if all he’ll breaks loose. But, this isn’t going to last long, I don’t believe so at all.


45 posted on 03/08/2013 5:17:58 AM PST by HollyB
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To: kaehurowing; chooseascreennamepat; DustyMoment

“on Tuesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) of Texas offered an amendment to the omnibus spending bill that the House is currently considering. None of the money authorized by this continuing resolution “may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume,” read Representative Gohmert’s amendment. …”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2994117/posts


46 posted on 03/08/2013 5:58:24 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy; HollyB

White House tours represent non-essential government spending. If we save money not doing those tours, then I’m not gonna cry over some schoolkids not getting a tour of the White House.

I want the government OUT of the business of paying for non-essential items. In fact if you were to have categories called essential, supportive, and frivolous, White House tours would be in the frivolous spending category.

Along comes Fox News and offers MORE money to take these tours, and that ties in exactly with Obama’s message that he needs MORE money (more TAXES).

Dumb stunt by Bolling to give Obama a talking point that suggests more money is needed.


47 posted on 03/08/2013 8:53:45 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SkyPilot
When FOX News Channel or Hannity agree to pay for a week's lost pay due to the Sequester for a low paid single mother I know who works for the DoD and has a child with severe medical issues, let me know.

How many letters have you written to the Obama administration complaining about this instead of posting it on FreeRepublic?

48 posted on 03/08/2013 8:56:58 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: jiggyboy; kaehurowing; chooseascreennamepat

Rep Gohmert is becoming one of my favorite Texas representatives. Unfortunately, he’s not in my district so I can support him, but I love the fact that he is a constant pain in zero’s nasty butt!

His amendment probably won’t go anywhere, but I’d love it if it did. Even though I know it would never happen, I have this great fantasy of zero getting felt up by the TSA as he boards a commercial flight to go play golf somewhere. Then, they decide to confiscate half the contents of his golf bag because it’s all contraband!

Oh, well, I can dream, can’t I?


49 posted on 03/08/2013 10:46:02 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: jiggyboy

I must be psychic!! :)


50 posted on 03/08/2013 12:27:46 PM PST by kaehurowing
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