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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Because a legit source published the story and none of us "civilians" had ever heard of such a thing, that's why. Glad you've explained this (see Post #30), but there's no need to act as if the rest of us were "resorting" to "asinine non-stories."
    Uh, no -- it was an asinine non-story from jump.
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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't get it. It's not the first Obama event directed at the Hispanic demographic. One event that just happens to be Hispanic oriented and this happens; all of a sudden it's a race thing. Good job FOX Nation, you've proven your "fair and balanced" slogan once again.
    If it wasn't for Fox, where would we get an unbiased news report?

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    If it wasn't for Fox, where would we get an unbiased news report?
    Rush? Glenn Beck?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Because a legit source published the story and none of us "civilians" had ever heard of such a thing, that's why. Glad you've explained this (see Post #30), but there's no need to act as if the rest of us were "resorting" to "asinine non-stories."
    I apologize if I came off snarky. Your post at #30 was rational, but the OP is not. People really should exercise their critical thinking skills when they see stories like this. Even if I were in a different line of work and I saw an article with that headline my first thought would be “That doesn’t sound right, perhaps there is more to this”. Re-read the OP and tell me if you think any critical thinking or desire for the truth was at play in it.

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event


    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    If it wasn't for Fox, where would we get an unbiased news report?

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Oh sweet Jesus this has to be one of the dumbest threads I have seen. While this doesn’t happen at every single event, it does happen often. In one instance I was at a banquet. Just before the President made his brief appearance they came around and picked up all the silverware. When he left they rolled the silverware back out.

    A couple things that make my experience particularly notable:

    1. All of us at the banquet were embassy employees, which meant we all had security clearances or were married to people with security clearances, and still had to give up the silverware.
    2. The President who came wasn’t even a sitting President, but a former one.

    Now, I have also been at events where we didn’t have to do that. I am not certain what the determining factors are, and the Secret Service sure as hell isn’t going to enlighten us on that, but it certainly wasn’t due to ethnicity. And even aside from all of that, the President doesn’t dictate security procedures.

    There are plenty of legitimate faults to find with the President. Why must people resort to the most asinine non-stories?

    Ok, I'll take your word for it...Isn't it wonderful that the administration doesn't come out to even try and think of the optics that they are presenting? I know SS makes those decisions, and that they don't comment on their procedures, however, many in here like to attack FOX News for this when I posted this story, it was in the Politico, (An Obama media outlet) complete with video. I posted the FOX story so that it wouldn't be relegated to the blogs section.

    So, if it is so stupid to talk about this, if it is so dumb to wonder why it is that the SS is hypothesizing that a fork is a threat to the POTUS, if you think that there are legitimate things to ding Obama on, then, why post in the thread? Why waste your progressive time on a message board where people are going to disagree strongly with your view? Why not point out to us what it is that you think is legitimate criticism of Obama?

    I'd be interested in hearing that.


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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't get it. It's not the first Obama event directed at the Hispanic demographic. One event that just happens to be Hispanic oriented and this happens; all of a sudden it's a race thing. Good job FOX Nation, you've proven your "fair and balanced" slogan once again.
    Again, and you probably missed it, but this is actually a Politico story. But you're right on one thing...It is the first that we have heard about that this happens. And to the group that just a week earlier he was out there with his cynical, political pandering with the end run around Congress (once again) to grant asylum to illegal aliens.

    But thanks for showing yet again that you rarely actually read the threads, but rather just knee jerk your way into them with insults, and dumb assed provocations.

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    What little I know of Secret Service operations, crowd security is not totally unknown to me. If we recieved intelligence on a possible occurrence we investigated the claim as well as we could, then the authority made a decsion on the value of what reaction to take in response..Keep in mind your responsibility is to PROTECT an individual or a few while they are in the midst of crowds of people. It isnt an easy task.
    Im assuming the Secret Service had intelligence that made necessary in their mind to take the forks...can I explain thier reasoning...NO.
    I just doubt they did it for any other reason than they believed it was necessary to assure the safety of the Pres. No pres would want the secret service taking overbearing security action during a CAMPAIGN event when your trying to garner votes.

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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by jpevans View Post
    I suppose you think the answer would be Amy Goodman.


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    Re: Secret Service Takes Forks Away From Latinos At Obama Event

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    What little I know of Secret Service operations, crowd security is not totally unknown to me. If we recieved intelligence on a possible occurrence we investigated the claim as well as we could, then the authority made a decsion on the value of what reaction to take in response..Keep in mind your responsibility is to PROTECT an individual or a few while they are in the midst of crowds of people. It isnt an easy task.
    Im assuming the Secret Service had intelligence that made necessary in their mind to take the forks...can I explain thier reasoning...NO.
    I just doubt they did it for any other reason than they believed it was necessary to assure the safety of the Pres. No pres would want the secret service taking overbearing security action during a CAMPAIGN event when your trying to garner votes.
    Ok, wow. Doesn't that say something, that there may have been a threat at a friendly event? Sure doesn't sound like the we are getting the entire story from MSM outlets on Obama popularity does it?

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