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Marnieworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-05 09:09 AM
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52. Thank you for writing this
Since the summer of 2001 I was outraged by the sign "The Western White House." I felt that it must be wrong, certainly in a symbolic sense and it pleases me that you determined that it is illegal. I disagree with the posters that say this is insignificant and that we should drop this.

The bigger picture is their disdain for the constitution. The bigger picture is their flagrant disregard for a representative gov't. It is emblematic of their secrecy and all of their attempts to circumvent any checks and balances on the executive branch. It's disrespectful to the legacy of the actual White House. It's Unamerican to have such disdain for the "People's House." Either he is always on vacation or he is conducting the public, federal business on his privately controlled property. How many heads of State have been there? He shouldn't be representing us to the world in such an unaccountable fashion. It should be stopped at once.

For those who think it's a non-issue: Imagine if the Democrats raised a fuss? Either he is on vacation and he'll have to answer for all of the time not working or he is unconstitutionally moving the seat of government. Imagine if he wasn't able to go to Crawford as much? Imagine if he actually had to stay in Washington or even just Camp David? Bush would be miserable and forced to do something against his will. This is a man who got 19/20 of his judges confirmed but now is threatening to change Senate rules to completely have his way. There would be some satisfaction in that.

We, the opposition, can fight with the Constitution. It's all we have left and they violate it in spirit and deed daily. This would call attention to that and I'm all for it!

Thanks Nashuaadvocate. Thanks.
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  -The Nashua Advocate: The Western White House Scandal (Long Overdue) nashuaadvocate  Apr-25-05 09:26 PM   #0 
  - Thank you NA!!!!!!!  paineinthearse   Apr-25-05 09:27 PM   #1 
  - So was the Yacht White House #3 or Navy 1?  Tigress DEM   Apr-25-05 10:10 PM   #12 
     - Don't know  paineinthearse   Apr-25-05 10:25 PM   #13 
  - I'm getting a 404 on your link? nt  crispini   Apr-25-05 09:28 PM   #2 
  - Your link didn't work for me; 'blogger not found' msg. nt  babylonsister   Apr-25-05 09:28 PM   #3 
  - I'm getting a 404 error, page not found n/t  Eloriel   Apr-25-05 09:30 PM   #4 
  - Thanks, NA. I've since wondered if they kept him away so much  sfexpat2000   Apr-25-05 09:31 PM   #5 
  - link here  sfexpat2000   Apr-25-05 09:34 PM   #6 
  - You're thoughts....  AuntiBush   Apr-26-05 12:20 AM   #24 
     - Sorry, dozed off. What was the question, AuntiBush? n/t  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 12:23 AM   #26 
        - Oh... LOL Nuttin.  AuntiBush   Apr-26-05 12:26 AM   #27 
           - Yeah, I know. I use to put the remainder under my pillow  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 12:33 AM   #29 
  - HERE IS A LIVE LINK TO THE ARTICLE  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-25-05 09:39 PM   #7 
  - Darn, sorry folks for the confusion. I'll try to link right next time!  nashuaadvocate   Apr-25-05 09:57 PM   #10 
  - I knew there was something fishy about the name  proud patriot   Apr-26-05 12:32 AM   #28 
     - "Western White House" my shiny metal ass  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-26-05 01:20 AM   #39 
        - Didn't this term start under Reagan?  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 01:27 AM   #41 
           - Nixon's San Clemente spread was nicknamed the same  Steve_DeShazer   Apr-26-05 09:14 AM   #54 
              - Thanks. Nixon, Reagan, Bush. I see a pattern here. n/t  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 09:28 AM   #55 
              - Interesting pattern, too!  madinmaryland   Apr-26-05 02:34 PM   #81 
              - Also, in both cases they were merely vacation homes, not 42%ers. n/t  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 02:24 PM   #80 
                 - Baloney. Both Nixon and Reagan used their "vacation homes" as...  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 05:24 PM   #86 
                    - Another red herring. Look--  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 06:01 PM   #89 
                       - Care to translate that into English?  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 06:39 PM   #94 
                          - Yes.  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 07:53 PM   #98 
  - Great read  MissWaverly   Apr-25-05 09:41 PM   #8 
  - What Protocol?  AuntiBush   Apr-26-05 12:22 AM   #25 
     - I thought he had to follow the Code of Ethics  MissWaverly   Apr-26-05 04:14 PM   #83 
        - Or at least this one...  IMModerate   Apr-28-05 09:35 AM   #111 
  - A bright shining example of Bu$hCo's utter ignorance of and  sfexpat2000   Apr-25-05 09:49 PM   #9 
  - kick  enough   Apr-25-05 10:07 PM   #11 
  - As I said on your site...excellent reporting! n/t  Melissa G   Apr-25-05 10:36 PM   #14 
  - makes you wonder what business they had to conduct off-site.  nashville_brook   Apr-25-05 11:00 PM   #15 
  - Has the link been pulled?  CheshireCat   Apr-25-05 11:21 PM   #16 
  - HERE IS THE CORRECT LINK  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-26-05 01:06 AM   #34 
  - Some DU'ers at the time said that Chimp worried WH was bugged and  KoKo01   Apr-25-05 11:44 PM   #17 
  - The LINK goes to a DEAD PAGE  AuntiBush   Apr-25-05 11:47 PM   #18 
  - HERE IS THE CORRECT LINK  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-26-05 01:06 AM   #35 
  - only one BIG problem here  queeg   Apr-25-05 11:50 PM   #19 
  - OMG... Had same strange thoughts on this very issue  AuntiBush   Apr-25-05 11:52 PM   #20 
  - kick  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 12:08 AM   #21 
  - God I love Seth... everyone emailing to Congress?  lala_rawraw   Apr-26-05 12:09 AM   #22 
  - Riveting News. Kick this Du!  AuntiBush   Apr-26-05 12:09 AM   #23 
  - Just now popped in here  Terre   Apr-26-05 12:38 AM   #30 
  - See now , I like the way you think Terre  proud patriot   Apr-26-05 12:54 AM   #31 
     - Well, thank ya'  Terre   Apr-26-05 01:02 AM   #33 
  - Well - WOW!!  Terre   Apr-26-05 01:00 AM   #32 
  - KICK!  TheGoldenRule   Apr-26-05 01:10 AM   #36 
  - Thank you, Nashua Advocate for  zidzi   Apr-26-05 01:11 AM   #37 
  - RECOMMENDED. How is this being publicized?  Nothing Without Hope   Apr-26-05 01:17 AM   #38 
  - I love this illustration and there's a bigger issue here, a bigger  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 01:25 AM   #40 
  - This is the biggest waste of time I've seen on DU  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-26-05 02:57 AM   #42 
  - So leave already.  DulceDecorum   Apr-26-05 03:16 AM   #44 
  - I'm wondering when Gannon will emerge as part of this story?  MontageOfFreedom   Apr-26-05 03:14 AM   #43 
  - Rec. & kick for NA!!  Al-CIAda   Apr-26-05 06:55 AM   #45 
  - The Bush Junta is ...  Disturbed   Apr-26-05 07:08 AM   #46 
     - Bush could rape a 9 year old girl, kill her and  alfredo   Apr-26-05 06:18 PM   #93 
  - PUBLIC business in Bush's PRIVATE residence  12345   Apr-26-05 07:36 AM   #47 
  - 12345, you've hit on it. This is one of those stories that  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 07:47 AM   #48 
  - Makes sense to me.  sfexpat2000   Apr-26-05 07:51 AM   #49 
  - this is beyond silly  onenote   Apr-26-05 09:40 AM   #59 
  - See Post #58. Your history is wrong.  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 09:41 AM   #60 
  - and should FDR have been impeached for working at Camp David?  onenote   Apr-26-05 09:56 AM   #63 
     - Heh heh, funny, I was just doing research  MadHound   Apr-26-05 10:11 AM   #66 
        - and the bonus points go to MadHound  onenote   Apr-26-05 11:08 AM   #68 
  - I don't know enough about presidential vacation history  12345   Apr-26-05 11:18 AM   #69 
  - as well as the lack of info about the conduct of biz in DC  onenote   Apr-26-05 01:06 PM   #70 
  - You also have to remember  FreedomAngel82   Apr-28-05 02:17 AM   #106 
  - Yes I know about that  FreedomAngel82   Apr-28-05 02:15 AM   #105 
  - I was the same way  FreedomAngel82   Apr-28-05 02:12 AM   #104 
  - Well, sure it violates the constitution.  tanyev   Apr-26-05 08:03 AM   #50 
  - Geez people, this is a non-issue, and we have better things to do  MadHound   Apr-26-05 08:36 AM   #51 
  - I'm glad somebody else remembered that  NewJeffCT   Apr-26-05 09:14 AM   #53 
  - Almost all of our presidents have had vacation spots  MadHound   Apr-26-05 09:43 AM   #61 
     - MadHound, I respect that you've given this thought...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 09:46 AM   #62 
  - MadHound, all you've shown is...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 09:39 AM   #58 
     - And what I'm stating is that many presidents have conducted business  MadHound   Apr-26-05 10:04 AM   #65 
        - Well...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 01:31 PM   #71 
        - I wonder how historians will rank the various bad decisions made by....  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 05:39 PM   #88 
           - Don't forget...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 06:05 PM   #92 
              - 9,998. Getting liberals to post articles to the Net that do absolutely...  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 06:42 PM   #95 
                 - Oh, we could keep this game up all *day*. But we won't, I hope. n/t  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 08:07 PM   #100 
        - Maybe there's something else to this  FreedomAngel82   Apr-28-05 02:23 AM   #107 
  - Thank you for writing this  Marnieworld   Apr-26-05 09:09 AM   #52 
  - They had the "White House" there even BEFORE he was elected.  enough   Apr-26-05 09:31 AM   #56 
  - Foreshadowing the shadow government  PATRICK   Apr-26-05 10:17 AM   #67 
  - Kick.  Window   Apr-26-05 09:32 AM   #57 
  - i want to collect instances of *'s violations of the constitution  mopinko   Apr-26-05 09:58 AM   #64 
  - The article is going in the wrong direction....  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 01:38 PM   #72 
  - Oh please...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 01:46 PM   #74 
     - I never mentioned Rove in my post. Care to give your response....  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 05:22 PM   #85 
  - WHEREIN THE STORY IS FURTHER ADVANCED...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 01:42 PM   #73 
  - Of course, when the earlier George was using "distant" spaces,  NYCGirl   Apr-26-05 01:53 PM   #75 
  - You cracked the case.  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 02:04 PM   #76 
     - Constitutional crisis? Oh, please.  NYCGirl   Apr-26-05 02:09 PM   #77 
        - No, I'm not upset because he put up a sign...I'm upset because...  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 02:19 PM   #79 
           - Again, based on the multitude of very serious issues facing us today....  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 05:31 PM   #87 
              - [Duplicate post, sorry].  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 06:03 PM   #90 
              - Sarcasm is harmless.  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 06:04 PM   #91 
                 - IMHO, your "issue" doesn't even crack the top 10,000 issues facing....  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-26-05 06:52 PM   #96 
  - You don't address the most important question  Stephanie   Apr-26-05 02:11 PM   #78 
  - His "tax breaks" on the ranch  rainbow4321   Apr-26-05 02:54 PM   #82 
  - Notice the MSM cable news etc. hasn't even mentioned this. Has Keith?  hector459   Apr-26-05 04:19 PM   #84 
  - can I nominate this for the "lamest" thread?  onenote   Apr-26-05 07:44 PM   #97 
  - Hmm.  nashuaadvocate   Apr-26-05 08:04 PM   #99 
     - geez, you went to Harvard Law and I only went to Columbia Law  onenote   Apr-26-05 09:44 PM   #101 
        - I tend to agree with you that Bush hasn't relocated the White House yet  aint_no_life_nowhere   Apr-28-05 03:55 AM   #108 
           - in other words, this is a tempest in a teapot  onenote   Apr-28-05 09:20 AM   #110 
  - Check this out from today's Latest News  AuntiBush   Apr-27-05 11:11 AM   #102 
  - I'm not sure I can trust this source  slaveplanet   Apr-28-05 01:53 AM   #103 
     - It's good to be King.............shrub makes his own rules..  Gin   Apr-28-05 04:21 AM   #109 

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