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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    If they can afford it, what's the problem?
    There could easily be conflicts of interest. Who owns the loan? Is he getting a sweetheart deal?

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    There could easily be conflicts of interest. Who owns the loan? Is he getting a sweetheart deal?
    If he's getting a loan, yes, he is getting a sweetheart deal. EVERYONE in a position of power gets a sweetheart deal. Whether or not it ever surfaces is the only variable.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    If they can afford it, what's the problem?
    Oh no problem. I just think he should divide his fortune up among the 'po as he preaches to the rest of us. Do as I say, not as I do. Why doesn't he set an example?
    Liberalism—dividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Why do Conservatives hate success?
    I'm wondering why Obama would be moving into a conservative neighborhood ?

    That's Rep. Sonny Bono's and Rep. Mary Bono's old Congressional district.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    Oh no problem. I just think he should divide his fortune up among the 'po as he preaches to the rest of us. Do as I say, not as I do. Why doesn't he set an example?
    Well, if we enforced a "no hypocrisy" standard on all of our politicians there wouldn't be any politicians left.

    Meh... there's much bigger fish out there to fry, IMO.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    If he's getting a loan, yes, he is getting a sweetheart deal. EVERYONE in a position of power gets a sweetheart deal. Whether or not it ever surfaces is the only variable.
    Perhaps, but no about the sweetheart deal. There are politicians who go out of their way to pay top dollar in order to avoid any perception of the sweetheart deal. The active POTUS should always be one of those.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I'm wondering why Obama would be moving into a conservative neighborhood ?

    That's Rep. Sonny Bono's and Rep. Mary Bono's old Congressional district.
    Maybe he thought it needed a little diversity? Another wealthy elitist white man, but this time with a little African blood thrown in for good measure.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Did he actually buy that while in office? Links would be good.
    In 2006, the Bush family purchased 98,842 acres in Chaco Paraguay. <snip>
    What is the Bush Family's Interest in Paraguay? | The Thinkering News

    WMR's Paraguayan sources have confirmed that George W. Bush recently bought 42,000 hectares (over 100,000 acres) of land in Paraguay's northern "Chaco" region. <snip>
    Bush Family Paraguay Hideaway Update


    You said that you were not aware of a sitting president making large expensive purchases and the Bush/Paraguay hoopla popped in my head. I just Googled for some links referring to that issue. I do not vouch for the websites or any agenda they might be pushing. Just trying to point out that once upon a time, the libbos were whining about this much in the same way the wingnuts are whining about Obama doing his thing.

    Look on the bright side. That's something you guys have in common with each other. Build on that.

    Myself, I think that extravagant purchases like this zero in on something we all should pay attention to. Our presidents, somehow, amass a lot more money in their piggy banks than their paychecks add up to. That should be a red flag.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    I for one can't wait for the day that he leaves office, moves far away from me, and becomes a subject of the ideology he pushes.

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    Re: Obama family set to buy $4.25M desert home: Whatta Great Country, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    In 2006, the Bush family purchased 98,842 acres in Chaco Paraguay. <snip>
    What is the Bush Family's Interest in Paraguay? | The Thinkering News

    WMR's Paraguayan sources have confirmed that George W. Bush recently bought 42,000 hectares (over 100,000 acres) of land in Paraguay's northern "Chaco" region. <snip>
    Bush Family Paraguay Hideaway Update


    You said that you were not aware of a sitting president making large expensive purchases and the Bush/Paraguay hoopla popped in my head. I just Googled for some links referring to that issue. I do not vouch for the websites or any agenda they might be pushing. Just trying to point out that once upon a time, the libbos were whining about this much in the same way the wingnuts are whining about Obama doing his thing.

    Look on the bright side. That's something you guys have in common with each other. Build on that.

    Myself, I think that extravagant purchases like this zero in on something we all should pay attention to. Our presidents, somehow, amass a lot more money in their piggy banks than their paychecks add up to. That should be a red flag.

    Don't get me wrong. If Bush did buy
    Both of those links are bull****, you should know that. They are as all the other sites I've found making the same claims, except those other sites have at least the dignity to include that their claims are speculation and that they have no proof. All this is apparently based upon one of the Bush daughters' trips to Paraguay with UNICEF.

    Funny thing, the speculation was never confirmed.

    Btw, thought I'd add in the reporting of the only semi-reputable org that ran this bull****, The Guardian:

    Rumours of Mr Bush's supposed forays into South American real estate surfaced during a recent 10-day visit to the country by his daughter Jenna Bush. Little is known about her trip to Paraguay, although officially she travelled with the UN children's agency Unicef to visit social projects. Photographers from the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color tracked her down to one restaurant in Paraguay's capital Asunción, where she was seen flanked by 10 security guards, and was also reported to have met Paraguay's president, Nicanor Duarte, and the US ambassador to Paraguay, James Cason. Reports in sections of the Paraguayan media suggested she was sent on a family "mission" to tie up the land purchase in the "chaco".

    Erasmo Rodríguez Acosta, the governor of the Alto Paraguay region where Mr Bush's new acquisition supposedly lies, told one Paraguayan news agency there were indications that Mr Bush had bought land in Paso de Patria, near the border with Brazil and Bolivia. He was, however, unable to prove this, he added.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/200...on.tomphillips
    Last edited by clownboy; 07-23-14 at 11:24 PM.

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