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JustRalph
08-17-2011, 01:20 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/17/buy-canadian-and-vacation-at-marthas-vineyard/

Couple of Million bucks for Canada........what the hell?

I would rather it be Canada than some others......but there is a point to be made here.

Tom
08-17-2011, 01:42 PM
More of his shared sacrifice.
More leading by example.

More bullshat from the pig and his bitch.

Tom
08-17-2011, 03:19 PM
And he stepped off the Canadian bus yesterday and whined about foreign cars in the USA and said he wanted to see three words - Made in USA.

I guess this is a tad bit more embarrassing than getting Elvis's birthday wrong. What a DOPE!

mostpost
08-17-2011, 03:23 PM
If a secretary in the motor pool at the Department of Energy took home a pen for the weekend, the headline at Hot Air would be "Obama Crony Steals Government Property"

Obama did not buy a bus. The Secret Service bought the bus. Obama is not going to take the bus home with him when he leaves office in 2017. The bus will not just be used by Obama. It will be used by other dignitaries as well.

The Secret Service has not owned a bus previously, but they have leased buses on various occasions. Each time they have had to refit them for security and safety reasons. I am pretty sure that this will be cheaper.

Now, if you are complaining that the bus was purchased from a Canadian company, you may have a point. But do we know that an American company was capable of building a bus to the Secret Service's specification? Do we know that the job was not put out for bid? Are we certain that the Canadian company did not just come in with the lowest bid.

In any case someday a Republican President will someday be traveling in this bus. Or more likely its great, great, great, great. grandbus. :lol:

TJDave
08-17-2011, 03:30 PM
But do we know that an American company was capable of building a bus to the Secret Service's specification?

Yes.

bigmack
08-17-2011, 03:32 PM
Now, if you are complaining that the bus was purchased from a Canadian company, you may have a point. But do we know that an American company was capable of building a bus to the Secret Service's specification? Do we know that the job was not put out for bid? Are we certain that the Canadian company did not just come in with the lowest bid
I'll hep ya, just once.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-gop-attacks-obama-bus-but-bush-did-same-20110817,0,6993533.story

Tom
08-17-2011, 03:40 PM
mostie, Obama owns TWO car companies! :lol:

Greyfox
08-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Now, if you are complaining that the bus was purchased from a Canadian company, you may have a point. But do we know that an American company was capable of building a bus to the Secret Service's specification?

Mostie - the main point is the bus wasn't made in the USA.
( It would be hard to believe that the USA could put men on the moon (9 times) and not be able to build a bus to the Secret Service's specification. :rolleyes: )

mostpost
08-17-2011, 03:51 PM
I'll hep ya, just once.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-gop-attacks-obama-bus-but-bush-did-same-20110817,0,6993533.story
As usual you didn't help me at all. The story said Obama is doing the same thing Bush did. The only difference is that now the Secret Service owns the buses.
The story also said the buses were Prevost buses made in Canada, yet I found two or more stories that said they were made in Tenn. by Hemphill Bros.

bigmack
08-17-2011, 04:03 PM
As usual you didn't help me at all.
I point out it's a one time deal and you chime as usual?

You're starting to get creepy.

mostpost
08-17-2011, 04:04 PM
Mostie - the main point is the bus wasn't made in the USA.
( It would be hard to believe that the USA could put men on the moon (9 times) and not be able to build a bus to the Secret Service's specification. :rolleyes: )

That is not necessarily true. Do we make any TV's here? Of course we could. but we don't.

I have no proof of this, but I think the Secret Service ordered the buses from Hemphill in Tennessee. Hemphill ordered the Bus Shell from Prevost. Prevost advertises bus shells on their Website. Perhaps the engine was included. Perhaps the engine came from a different source. In any case, I think that Hemphill assembled the parts, out fitted the interior and did any painting or logo work that was necessary and delivered the buses to the Secret Service. This is a theory but I am comfortable with it.

Tom
08-17-2011, 04:13 PM
Yes, ignorance is bliss! :lol:

McSchell_Racing
08-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Man this poor pres cant do a thing right according to you guys,Im sure if the bus was made here we would be hearing all the flack about this bus costing the taxpayers money besides the cost of the SS to outfit it.You guys just cant be happy...I cant wait for the next prez to see what he or she does wrong.It does say that he does pay his fair share for his vacation.Ever since he has been prez,He has been like a fly in potato soup..

PaceAdvantage
08-17-2011, 08:04 PM
Man this poor pres cant do a thing right according to you guys,I felt the same way from Jan 2001 - Jan 2009.

Funny how that works. Did I miss your post lamenting how "poor Pres Bush" can't do a thing right according to guys here on off-topic?

McSchell_Racing
08-17-2011, 08:10 PM
I felt the same way from Jan 2001 - Jan 2009.

Funny how that works. Did I miss your post lamenting how "poor Pres Bush" can't do a thing right according to guys here on off-topic?

I didnt follow politics a lot when Bush was pres..I am sure there was a lot of Bush Bashing..Us Canadians sit back and watch the fireworks here in the USA..We were glad to build that bus for your Pres.

Mike at A+
08-17-2011, 09:48 PM
Great quote from Alan West just now on O'Reilly Factor hosted by Laura Ingraham:

"The big black bus isn't going into the black community"