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  • Bannon mocks Flake for only donating $100 to Dem in Alabama: 'Are you kidding me?'

    12/05/2017 6:32:39 PM PST · by x1stcav · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/17 | Brett Samuels
    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Tuesday ripped Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for writing a $100 check for Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones (D). “Did he sign a check today, $100 to Jones? If you’re going to write a check, write a check,” Bannon said during his speech at a rally for Republican candidate Roy Moore. “Don’t give the man $100. Are you kidding me? Hey Flake, this is why your approval rating in your home state is like 11 percent.” Flake, a frequent critic of Moore’s, tweeted on Tuesday that he was donating $100 to Jones’s campaign,...
  • TED CRUZ DOESN'T TITHE ! ! (and Charlie don't surf...)

    04/23/2016 7:52:07 AM PDT · by knarf · 233 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Well, well, well .....
  • Carly Fiorina’s first political campaign had a surprising problem: Money

    10/04/2015 7:08:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post Politics ^ | October 4, 2015 | Robert Samuels
    Famed California pollster Joe Shumate was found dead in his home one month before Election Day 2010, surrounded by sheets of polling data he labored over for the flailing Senate bid of Carly Fiorina. Upon his death, Fiorina praised Shumate as “the heart and soul” of her team. She issued a news release praising him as a person who believed in “investing in those he worked with” and offering her “sincerest condolences” to his widow. But records show there was something Fiorina did not offer his widow: Shumate’s last paycheck, for at least $30,000. It was one of more than...
  • Multimillionaire presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at Ohio Chipotle

    04/16/2015 9:24:38 AM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 16 April 2015 | RANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Multimillionaire presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin did not leave a tip at Ohio Chipotle 'Her bill was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left,' the manager of the Maumee, Ohio, restaurant, said To be fair, 'Clinton didn't pay' for the meal - 'The other lady paid the bill,' he said, referring to Abedin, the vice chairwoman of Clinton's campaign Not every Chipotle has a jar for change - the location's manager said his deoes, and customers usually leave a little something behind Clinton and Abedin dropped by restaurant incognito for lunch during...
  • LeSean McCoy called 'verbally abusive' by owner of restaurant where running back left 20-cent tip

    09/09/2014 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies ^ | September 09, 2014 | By Eliot Shorr-Parks
    On Monday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was accused by a local Philadelphia restaurant of leaving a 20-cent tip on a $60 bill. Although the running back has yet to comment on the incident, the owner kept pressing the issue on Tuesday. In a statement posted on the restaurant's Facebook page, PYT owner Tommy Up accused the running back of being "verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways" and making "derogatory statements" about women.
  • Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded

    08/01/2013 5:40:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    33 minutes ago Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded Posted by CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – Their home has its own bowling alley, movie theatre, and chef. But while living in the White House could leave Sasha and Malia Obama with a distorted sense of how Americans live, their father says he's always conveying to his daughters how abnormal their situation really is. "We are constantly reminding Malia and Sasha of the slightly unreal environment that they're in, and that that's not the norm and they shouldn't expect to be the norm," President Barack Obama said in an...
  • Those Who Live In Eco-Friendly Glasshouses.....

    06/16/2012 7:22:01 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 9 replies
    I'm just a right wing extremist Islamophobe teabagger clinging to his guns and his Bible | 6/16/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, our dog eating and homosexual agenda pushing president, Barack Hussein Obama, decided to make protecting the jobs of teachers, firemen, and cops his number one goal. Now I know, just as well as you do, that the Constitution says nothing about the federal government hiring teachers, firemen, and cops, but what the heck, let's play Barry's little game, shall we ? (In other words, we're going to do the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals Shuffle and pretend that the Constitution doesn't exist.) Ready ? (Oh, and all of you RINO hangers-on in the Romney campaign? You might want to...
  • Prosor: 'Absurd' How Little Arabs Give to PA

    10/24/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/10/11
    Ron Prosor, Israel's UN ambassador, on Monday sharply criticized Arab states for their failure to support the Palestinian Authority. Prosor said that the only foreign countries – other than Israel – that supported the PA financially were the U.S., France, and Britain, despite their dealing with their own financial problems. Meanwhile, he said, “Arab countries, awash in money and oil, are responsible for only 20% of international aid to the PA. This is an absurd situation. The total amount of donations by the Arab world to the PA was about half of what the Saudi prince spent on a private...
  • "Cheapskate Next Door": The cheapskate's revenge

    06/17/2010 4:20:41 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 22 replies · 888+ views
    Slate ^ | 6/15/10 | Sara Eckel
    Before the economy imploded, cheapskates were considered a pitiful bunch -- frumpy coupon moms racing across town to save 19 cents on baby wipes, joyless penny-pinchers subsisting on ramen noodles. Meanwhile, the cool kids were starting wine collections and equipping their homes with plasma TVs and stainless-steel kitchen appliances. Then, in the drop of a Dow Jones average, frugality suddenly became fashionable, and all those still-unpaid-for off-road vehicles and granite countertops became symbols of foolishness and excess, rather than success. Lifestyle sections brimmed with redemptive stories of former mortgage brokers/derivatives traders/entertainment publicists who had suddenly discovered the humble joys of...
  • I Was Banned For Not Tipping

    01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by big black dog · 345 replies · 7,718+ views
    Every Tuesday I go to Murphy's Taproom in Manchester to hang out with a bunch of liberty-oriented people. This is a famous event among Free-staters. About 40-60 people gather weekly for about 4 hours and eat and drink and are merry. I'm no longer allowed to go there, because I don't tip. I've written some of my thoughts about tipping in the past, and have since fleshed out my position in my mind, so I won't focus here on the reasons to tip or not to tip. Here, I want to merely explain what happened tonight. About 6 weeks ago,...
  • Obama victory bash owes city $1.74 mil.

    02/19/2009 10:21:09 PM PST · by keepitreal · 15 replies · 668+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 20, 2009 | Fran Spielman
    Chicago has yet to recoup the $1.74 million cost of President Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park -- despite a burgeoning $50.5 million budget shortfall that threatens more layoffs and union concessions. "The Democratic National Committee has not yet paid us,'' Peter Scales, a spokesman for the city's Office of Budget and Management, said Thursday after questions from the Chicago Sun-Times. "We're reaching out to them this week." The Democratic National Committee has not paid Chicago for the cost of Barack Obama's election night rally in Grant Park. Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Obama-controlled DNC, explained the reimbursement delay...
  • Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden is loose cannon, but tight wad on charity donations

    09/12/2008 4:28:09 PM PDT · by melt · 17 replies · 476+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/12/08 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - Calling Joe Biden the cheap veep would be charitable. Biden, Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, relased 10 years of tax returns Friday in hopes of forcing GOP rival Sarah Palin to do the same. But the filings reveal the Delaware Democrat doesn't dig very deep into his wallet for charities. Biden reported a total income of $2.2 million over the last 10 years, but donated a scant $3,690 in money and gifts. His philanthropy hit a peak last year - while he was running for President - when he earned $320,000. He gave $995 to charity - and...
  • Biden Stiffs His Campaign Staff (giggle)

    09/08/2008 5:18:41 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 33 replies · 243+ views
    Macs Mind ^ | 09/07/2008 | Bruce Riddle, CPA CFP
    “Family, I feel an obligation to honesty and truth to share with you some facts. My Father and Mother instilled in me the values and morals of treating people fairly and always being honest. If you purchase something, you pay for it. If you borrow something, you give it back. I have been “stiffed” three times in my 30 year professional career by someone who I rendered services to, gave a finished product to, but who refused to pay for those services even though they acknowledged the services and products were correct, were what they asked for, and were never...
  • Georgia 'cheapskate' is millionaire author at 28

    12/29/2007 5:48:14 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 74 replies · 555+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 12/29/07 | BILL HENDRICK
    He fibbed his way onto the Jerry Springer Show, just to wangle a free trip to Chicago for spring break. And right there on stage, in front of millions of TV viewers, his long dreadlocks flapping wildly like dirty-blond ropes, he got into the obligatory fight with three of his best friends from the University of Georgia. Fists flew. Blows landed. Chairs were slung before the bouncers grabbed the flailing foursome. Alan Corey and his friends — all warily in on the charade — were gleeful. Sure, they'd made "total fools" out of themselves on national TV, but they'd finagled...
  • (Vanity) Fidel Castro Buys Books at Barnes & Noble Discount Bin

    09/22/2007 10:17:18 PM PDT · by melt · 11 replies · 387+ views
    self ^ | 9/21/07 | Self
    This is my first Vanity. And I apologise.Anyway... I was watching Castro's latest video tape, and noticed Greenspan's book. On the upper right hand corner of the book cover, there was a 30% discount from Barnes & Noble.Cheapstake.....
  • Wireless Freeloader Charged Because He Never Bought Coffee(for "Theft of Services")

    06/23/2006 8:34:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 519+ views
    TechWeb ^ | 06/22/06 | Gregg Keizer
    Wireless Freeloader Charged Because He Never Bought Coffee By Gregg Keizer Thu Jun 22, 6:32 PM ET A Vancouver, Wash. coffee shop tired of seeing a 20-year-old man mooch off their free wireless Internet access called the police, who charged him with "theft of services." Brewed Awakenings employees dialed 911 after Alexander Eric Smith of Battle Ground, Wash. piggybacked off the shop's wireless Internet service for more than three months. "He doesn't buy anything," Emily Pranger, the shop's manager, told KATU, a Portland, Ore. television station. "It's not right for him to come and use it." Smith allegedly parked...
  • CHARITY: John Frugal Kerry

    11/21/2005 6:37:15 PM PST · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,552+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | December 07, 2004
    John Kerry may be a serial cheapskate. During the early 1990s, with no apparent presidential aspirations, Kerry contributed the following amounts: $0 in 1991; ... $820, 1992; ... $175, 1993; ... $2,039, 1994;... $0, 1995. Kerry and his wife have a combined net worth between $664 million and $760 million... The question Kerry still needs to answer, however, is why he isn't as generous with his own vast personal wealth as he is with tax money forcibly extracted from everyone else.
  • Lookin' for a cheap date? Try Wal-Mart

    04/08/2005 12:43:28 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 79 replies · 3,364+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 04/08/2005 | Parija Bhatnagar
    The food, makeup, underwear is at "Everyday low prices" but a Wal-Mart "date" could be for free. Wal-Mart's taking on the role of retail matchmaker to some of its customers. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Just when you thought you'd heard it all from the king of discount shopping, Wal-Mart is now pitching itself as the new dating hot spot -- with everyday low prices to boot.
  • Canada won't fund missile shield: PM

    12/16/2004 5:43:45 PM PST · by Libertas aut Mortis · 30 replies · 874+ views
    Windsor Star ^ | December 15, 2004
    Prime Minister Paul Martin said Tuesday he does not believe the U.S. ballistic missile shield will succeed in shooting down incoming rockets, as he threw up new roadblocks to counter President George W. Bush's strong appeal for Canada to join his continental defence plan. Canada will not put any money into building the missile shield and it will not allow Washington to station rockets on Canadian soil as the price of participation in the multibillion-dollar program, Martin told Global National in a year-end interview. In another issue that could cause friction with Bush, Martin said Canada was prepared to accept...
  • Deadbeat Dad Contest Bad for Kids

    10/13/2004 1:42:42 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 4 replies · 447+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2004 | Wendy McElroy
    On Oct. 1, Michigan launched a new crackdown on "deadbeats"— noncustodial parents who are behind on paying child support. The overwhelmingly majority of "deadbeats" are dads. Custodial parents cheered; father’s rights groups objected. Children were caught in between. But Attorney General Mike Cox doesn’t seem concerned about keeping children as non-combatants in the war between their parents. In conjunction with the website PayKids, a site Cox established to track down deadbeats, Cox announced a contest in which children are to draw pictures "that clearly convey the message of encouraging the payment of child support." The contest’s prize: "The first 250...