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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Obama's Florida "Vacation"

Since when does spending 27 hours in Panama City Beach, Florida count as a vacation?  When you are President of the US trying to save your presidency after 18 months of coordinated stupidity and arrogance.  I grew up in Panama City...and while I moved away from there for a variety of reasons, I still count myself as a Florida boy.

I have, literally, hundreds of friends who still live there.  I lived in North Shore...a 'burb of Lynn Haven, FL.  It's a quiet town that doesn't offer much in the way of year round employment, but there are far worse places to live or grow up.  It's a small town, and has a small town atmosphere, which, frankly, I cherish.  I look at the people where I live now (the Peoples Republic Of Maryland, where government is king) and I'm glad that I had the experience of growing up there.

But, Mr. Obama, spent just over a day there "talking to business leaders".  Bullshit.  He spoke to those syncohpants whom the White House approved of.  No-one who wasn't a registered Democrat was permitted to enter his presence.  That's rather surprising, as there are more registered GOP voters in NW Florida than anywhere else in the state (as a percentage of the population).  But the real telling point is where is Mr. Obama going to be on vacation until the 29th of August?  Martha's Vinyard...the same place the wealthy and powerful vacation.  That's a far cry from the "Heart of the Red-Neck Riveira" that is "Panama Beach Floreeda."

Yet again, this adminstration proves it's disengenous-artlessness.

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