Obama pays parking tickets.......

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  1. Ps104_33

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    ..........about 20 years too late. A couple of skeletons in the closet that must be cleaned out before the old campaign apparently. This may seem like a little thing but it shows a lack of character and resposibility. And he is going around preaching responsibility to black parents and teens. It was sneaky to wait until right before he started his campaign to take care of this.

    http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2007/03/08/604359-obama-pays-parking-tickets-17-years-late
     
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    Oh c'mon... Is that really all you can come up with? Surely there must be something more substantial to disqualify him as presidential candidate? Something that actually has to do with political views or a voting record, maybe? Is this really "sneaky" behavior? Seems a little trivial to me. I mean he's not the only one in the world that has forgotten about unpaid parking tickets, including yours truly.

    It is a sad day when such discussions even matter in a campaign. I wonder why the founding fathers thought the general public was comprised of a bunch of idiots incapable of resisting the "temporary delusions" and "transient impulses".
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Of course it is trivial to you. He is not a Republican. If this were Dick Cheney you would be fuming.
     
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    Maybe you find such issues to be of utmost importance, but I certainly do not. I wouldn't care one iota if this was about Dick Cheney, GW Bush, or Newt Gringrich. It is absurd. It has nothing to do with the very real issues facing this country, and those are what I am concerned about. Those are what ALL Americans; conservative, liberal, or centrist; should be concerned about.

    As insulting as it is, there is truth to the concerns of Madison and Hamilton, and others of their ilk, about the ability of the general public to be able to discern between the real issues and the temporary delusion of public opinion. As a favorite prof used to quote "the masses are...." Nevermind, you wouldn't get it anyway.
     
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    ==Yet anther example of playground gotcha politics. Considering the fact that our world is facing serious, and yes deadly, issues I think it is high time we rise above these silly games of gotcha. Are you sinless sir? You have no skeletons in your closet? Let's deal with the issues.
     
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    Our political discorse in this country cannot amount to much if an unpaid parking ticket is a skeleton in the closet. I don't like Obama, but at least he is paying his unpaid parking tickets...which is more than I can say for myself regarding two parking violations at Mizzou!
     
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    I think it is a conspiracy against college students! Finding parking on any number of campuses is non-existent. Why are only 5,000 parking spaces necessary for 20,000 students? Any of you math geniuses care to explain? how about any geniuses in general? :laugh:
     
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    ==I don't know but the lack of parking spaces certainly does not hinder Universities/Community Colleges from handing out $75.00 parking tickets to students/faculty/staff who happen to park in the wrong spot. Opps, I think I figured out why they don't have enough parking spaces...I better stop while I am ahead. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    During my first year of college, I worked for campus security and had to write parking tickets. I learned quick fromt he parking office that it was a huge source of income for the university.

    As for my unpaid tickets...I got them both in the Brady Commons Visitor Lot in the middle of campus. I got them the summer after my graduation. Both were for "student in visitor lot." The guy that gave them to me knew me from when I worked with him and he knew I was no longer a student, but I guess he just had to give them anyway. Of course, the only real enforcment a campus has for parking tickets is graduation. ANd since I had already granduated...well, Obama's doing better than me in his parking pennence
     
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    Well, they could hold up your transcripts.
     
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    My favorite are the 45 minute meters when the average class is 50 minutes. Even if you are lucky enough to park in the longer meters they are so far away that the 10 minutes between classes is hardly enough time to feed the meter and get to another class on the complete opposite side of campus. Revenue indeed....:laugh:
     
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    The real issue is,why is he paying them now?
     
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    Want to know an interesting scenario?

    A friend of mine who has an condition with her knees had to get her disabled hangtag registered with her student parking hangtag. The regulations required her to bring both the disabled hangtag and the student hangtag into the office at the same time.

    Problem was---she didn't have any hangtags left for her car. She got hit with a ticket.
     
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    I truely cant believe what I am reading from all of you. This is a matter of obeying the law and we are a country of laws. Obama could possibly take an oath of office to uphold these laws. I dont care if it is a traffic ticket or perjury in a federal court, he especially should be setting an example and he chose to scoff at these tickets until there was a chance that they could damage his campaign. :BangHead:

    Film producer, this is a totally dishonest and disingenuous comment on your part. I've seen enough of your opinion to know that you are giving him a pass because he is black and is your candidate for POTUS.

    It is not the point whether you agree with the law or not, it must be obeyed and followed and go through the proper channels to have it changed. Just the fact that he waited so long to pay them shows what kind of character this man has. He paid them for political reasons only!

    As far as skeletons in my closet, I have a few weaknesses of the flesh but I am breaking no laws that I am aware of. Before I accepted Christ into my life, I had some stolen items in my home. When I got saved I returned these items to their rightful owner years later with an apology.
    Obama's situation is different. It was a premeditated plan to get these fines paid before they came out during his run for the nomination.
    I am not saying that Obama is an evil and bad man, but he is politics as usual and I thought that is what everyone was getting sick and tired of.
    This is all I am going to say on this subject but I will say that I am disappointed in some of you.:tear:
     
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    ==O give me a break. This is not about parking tickets or anything like that. This is all nothing more than political attacks. Do these clowns behind these attacks really want us to look into their records? I really doubt it. In fact I will say that if unpaid parking tickets is the worst thing Obama has done in his life, well, he is better than 95% of those politicians in Washington DC. Well over half those people in Washington have done much worse than unpaid parking tickets. Believe me they don't want their closets opened. These are political attacks motivated by hypocrites. I would advise you to stop falling for their tricks.

    Unpaid parking tickets are not something that shows he is unfit to be president. Mainly when you consider the liars, theives, and even murderers who walk the halls of power today. If the best they can do on Obama is unpaid parking tickets, well, he is better than 95% of those people in Washington DC.

    I think we have better things to question Obama about. Like his support for the murder of innocent people (better known as abortion).

    Btw, I don't support Obama.
     
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    Because he owes them!! :laugh: :laugh: :tonofbricks:

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.


    I can't stand the man, but there are more substantial reasons.
    Prochoice and progay are the two main reasons...
     
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    Traffic tickets; this is a joke, right?

    If this were a republican candidate I'm pretty sure you would be praising him for paying his fair share to society. This is so hypocritical on your part!
     
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    Only if you consider being an irresponsible deadbeat to be a joke. The real joke is Barack Hussein Obama's presidential campaign.

    If this were a republican candidate, you'd want to string him up and hang him.
     
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    I will gladly cast a vote for Obama, if he wins the Democratic nomination, just like I would vote for Clinton if she should be the nominee.

    I don't spend much time arguing about who the republicans will nominate because I certainly won't vote for that person, regardless of who they nominate.
     
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    Wow! That's what Bush said about Barack Obama on Fox's "Your World With Neil Cavuto"
    Maybe the Prez would have given him a Pardon if he had asked.
     
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