The More Things Change . . .

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  1. str8up8x6

    str8up8x6 New Member

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    . . . The more they stay the same.

    Wall Street is biggest donor to Obama's $50 million inaugural.

    Wall Street Is Big Donor to Inauguration - WSJ.com


    Now, if I had promised change what I would do is invite the Chief Justice to the Oval Office and take the oath there and then give a televised speech to the nation. That's it, the Constitution doesn't require a lavish $50 million party in a time of economic hardship for most people.

    Obama, empty suit
    Change, empty word.
     
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    true, indeed
     
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    This guy's goin down. Downtown Chinatown.
     
  4. Elmer Gantry

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    That's nearly as bad as the car company guys turning up to Congress in gas guzzlers to ask for a hand out.
     
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    To which the Democratic Congress pridefully obliged.
     
  6. B_VinylBoy

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    Look, if we want to focus on frivolous spending there are many other things we should be focused on than the inauguration. We still have a $10 Billion per month bill on an unwanted war in the Middle East. And besides, Bush/Cheney's Inauguration costs were almost just as high as Obama's. About $40 Million according to this Washington Times article. Washington Times - Inaugural price tag in line with history

    Seems a little "empty" to blame Obama for what is essentially a thing that ALL politicians do. But of course, we are dealing with people who dreamed improbable dreams based on a campaign slogan. Keep making that mistake on what YOU thought "change" was supposed to be about. It only makes your argument even more laughable.
     
  7. HazelGod

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    What, exactly, is the complaint of the OP?

    That some investment bankers who work on Wall St., the segment of the population most likely to have seven-figure salaries, each contributed up to $50k of their personal money?

    Or is the change from Bush's $40M 2004 inaugural festivity being 90% bankrolled by corporate donations to Obama's 2008 inauguration being zero percent funded by corporations just a bit too much for you to stomach?

    Did you even read the article you linked?

    Stop posting your stupid little teapot tempests. Go outside and get a life.
     
  8. pym

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    Zen Observation:
    What is the sound of a jack-ass braying in the forest, if no-one can hear?
    Still sounds just like a jack-ass.
     
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