Stop wasting your money in Vegas, says Obama

posted at 7:02 pm on February 2, 2010 by Cassy Fiano

Because Obama is the president — and a Democrat — this means he gets to tell us how to spend our money. Or this is how he feels, apparently. He’s now lecturing business owners about being irresponsible, and calling out Las Vegas in the process.

Mayor Oscar Goodman said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that he was “hotter than fish grease” when he heard President Barack Obama recently contend that corporations using federal bailout money should stop visiting Las Vegas.

… Goodman backtracked on his demand that Obama apologize for his remarks, but said that he still needed to “straighten out the record.”

At a town hall meeting Monday in Elkhart, Ind., to gain support for the stimulus bill, Obama said that “you can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.”

The statement was in line with other remarks the president has made admonishing high-paid executives of failing financial institutions to use the federal bailout money responsibly.

Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs Group, which received $25 billion and $10 billion in taxpayer-funded bailout money respectively, both recently scrapped highly publicized conferences at swank Strip hotels.

In his letter to Obama, an outraged Goodman took offense at what he claimed was the unjustified stereotype that trips to Las Vegas are “junkets.”

“The assumption that all meetings, events, and incentive travel (to Las Vegas) are wasteful is wrong,” Goodman wrote. “Now more than ever, we need businesses to travel and hold meetings and events.”

Rep. Shelley Berkley agreed. “There is no question that as a result of the criticism leveled against business travel to Las Vegas by the President and others,” she said in a written statement, “the community I represent has seen the loss of millions of dollars in revenue, which threatens even more job cuts at a time when we cannot afford the loss of a single visitor.”

Harry Reid must be furious right now — not because of the insult to a city in his home state, but because this is the last thing he needs. This is the second time Obama has taken a shot at Las Vegas.

Besides Harry Reid’s hurt feelings, these remarks were incredibly irresponsible. Whether it is because of the president’s remarks or not, there are plenty of high-profile companies that have pulled out of having their meetings in Las Vegas, such as Wells Fargo, Citibank, and Goldman Sachs. Las Vegas is feeling the effects of the recessions just like the rest of the country, and Obama telling businesses to stop frequenting Vegas is not going to help their economy. Two businessmen explain:

“We’ve had layoffs. We’ve had days off without pay. Reductions in work force,” said Phillip Cooper of Encore Productions. He employs about 200 people in Las Vegas and relies on the meetings to pay his employees. He agrees with the convention authority that these meetings can provide direct stimulus to Las Vegas.

“Meetings last year were worth $244 billion. That is a lot of jobs. That is billions of dollars of tax revenue,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA president and CEO.

So Obama’s position is basically that these people, these businessmen, shouldn’t be making money, apparently because of the fact that Las Vegas has a reputation for being a party town. But does that reputation mean that the people that live and work there don’t deserve to earn a living?

On top of all this idiocy, these digs at Las Vegas absolutely reek of hypocrisy. Obama has turned the White House into some kind of night club, hosting weekly parties for celebrities and DC insiders. He jets back and forth to Copenhagen on the taxpayers’ dime. He takes his wife and family out to Broadway shows and and concerts. He uses taxpayer dollars to fly to New York for dinner and a play, for Chrissakes. And other Democrats are no better. Nancy Pelosi is the best example, as she’s apparently been using the Air Force as a personal chaffeur for herself and her family. Not too long ago, the House Appropriations Committee was ordering another round of Gulfstream jets for politicians to use. There was an 11-day trip a group of politicians took to New Zealand “to study climate change”, featuring fireworks, snorkeling, reef dives, and a trip to the South Pole. It ended with a stay in a luxury hotel in Hawaii. The government wastes money in a million different ways, yet Obama wants to lecture us about how to spend money responsibly? This from the man who has quadrupled our deficit in just one year?

Robert Gibbs was the real loser in this one, though. He had to somehow figure out a way to excuse this latest gaffe of Obama’s, saying that Obama really was trying to target banks… or something. The truth is, Obama doesn’t want us to be able to spend our money how we want to spend it. Obama wants to be able to dictate how all of us live, and spending our money on trips to Vegas, whether for business or pleasure, is just not “allowed” anymore.

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There was an 11-day trip a group of politicians took to New Zealand “to study climate change”

I’d love doing that on my Harley. But make it 3 weeks and take in both islands; lot’s of climate, ya know…

You guys would support a tax for that, woudncha?

karl9000 on February 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM

So the One helps his good friend Harry Reid.

Cf. Albert Neri, Moe Greene, and the massage table, although Neri knew which way he was shooting.

NCC on February 2, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Says a guy who is gambling pi$$ing away our money/civilization on the global warming hoax.

Oil Can on February 2, 2010 at 7:06 PM

A sure loser isn’t what I’d call “gambling, Oil.

gryphon202 on February 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I believe BHO is about to crack…

d1carter on February 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM

I think he’s doing crack.

Yoop on February 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Stop wasting your money in Vegas Washington DC

Now, that’s more like it!!

JohnGalt23 on February 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM

The Talking Chimp talks dazzles once again.

mr1216 on February 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

What do you have against chimps?

Dark-Star on February 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM

The Obamas live like royalty on the taxpayer’s dime.
Their minions in Congress do the same.
It’s annoying* that they demonize the successful and spend their time thinking of ways to fleece and punish them.

“Annoying”- adjective. “Causing one to ponder whether there are any working guillotines still lying around”.

justltl on February 2, 2010 at 8:20 PM

How many times a day should we brush our teeth?

The country awaits Obama’s guidance.

notagool on February 2, 2010 at 8:20 PM

This should really help Harry Reid

flyoverland on February 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Hot off the Press: another good thread by CASSY.

She’s got game, and has a good sense for topics.

Geochelone on February 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Yes, Daddy dearest!!!!!

mobydutch on February 2, 2010 at 8:25 PM

As per usual, he is now walking it back, saying Vegas is great, hopes there’s record travel there this year, etc.

KittyLowrey on February 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

What is it about Vegas that gets his feathers ruffled?

englishqueen01 on February 2, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Simple. Obama is rolling loaded dice and he still keeps coming up snake eyes. Even when cheating he’s a loser.

Yoop on February 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Stop wasting your money in Vegas Washington DC

Now, that’s more like it!!

JohnGalt23 on February 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM

racist /

Oh wait a minute

The Talking Chimp talks dazzles once again.

mr1216 on February 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Racist. STFU

CWforFreedom on February 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Very, very simple. Don’t use taxpayer money to prop up any business, for any reason. (Note to semantic-watchers: “prop up” is completely different from “money used for legitimate, Constitutional functions.”)

Even better, don’t use the heavy hand of the Federal government to create conditions that make anyone think a “crisis” is upon us, necessitating ‘bailouts’ to “save the system.”

Phase out all agriculture subsidies, don’t twist financial firms to accept TARP money, don’t provide money to failing car firms, don’t pass legislation that puts any of these in trouble in the first place. Phase out all legislation that interferes with voluntary trade. [Note to semantic-pedants: “interferes” is not the same as “acts to protect contractual rights, etc.”)

Separate business and the State (crawl-through-the-crack-debaters: “beyond the basics of protecting individual rights, etc”). Then, there will be no need for unresolvable debates about when and how ‘taxpayer’ funds should be used.

It is not a proper purpose of the Federal government to manage ‘the economy’.

JDPerren on February 2, 2010 at 8:27 PM

May LasVegas be his Dallas.
Alden Pyle on February 2, 2010 at 7:27 PM

That’s uncalled for.
I suspect you’re practicing the fine , ugly art of “Moby-ism”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM

I lived in Las Vegas, and I was married there six years ago. If Dingy Harry gets the boot, then so much better for Nevada. I’m due for another trip there soon, though.

chunderroad on February 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM

i gotta go to vegas one day

it looks like a great place for a photo-phile like me

blatantblue on February 2, 2010 at 8:01 PM

I am not really a gambler but Vegas is cool. It is definitely worth a long weekend. There is plenty to see on the cheap as well as reasonably priced shows. If you have kids Circus Circus is fun but I would not stay there unless they have updated the Hotel part.

CWforFreedom on February 2, 2010 at 8:29 PM

jintrabar on February 2, 2010 at 7:25 PM

When in Vegas, make sure you go to the Ellis Island Brewing Company (Koval, just West of Flamingo), and ask for the steak special (not on the menu).

Best deal in town. Trust me.

JohnGalt23 on February 2, 2010 at 8:32 PM

The Caliph has spoken….all you infidels must obey his blessed command….

Join with me as we chant as one…

Bahhhhhrack, Bahhhhhrack, Oh blessed Bahhhhrack

Save us from our sins, oh great and powerful Leader of men.

(90 foot tall animated statue of the Caliph coming in 5….4….3….)

PappyD61 on February 2, 2010 at 8:33 PM

And isn’t this a lovely gift to the Unions in LV that pulled out the stops for Obama during the primaries against Hillary?

The guy you supported has a message for you: BOGU.

Obama seems intent on shafting his supporters…

ajacksonian on February 2, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Can we get some stimulus funds for something like this on the Main mall so the Blessed Caliph can address us all?

http://journalofthenights.blogspot.com/2009/05/dubais-giant-storyteller-statue.html

Chris Matthews and MSNBC think it’s a great idea in 5…4…3…

PappyD61 on February 2, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Um . . . the linked article is from last February.

icyhot on February 2, 2010 at 8:37 PM

The headline on Drudge is about the backlash. This is an excerpt.

…His statement Tuesday drew sharp criticism from Nevada lawmakers. “The President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn’t be spending their money,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat….

Are people aware the Obamas are planning a trip in March to his boyhood school in Indonesia?

Liam on February 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM

CWforFreedom on February 2, 2010 at 8:29 PM

how are the women?

i dont mean the hookaz either

blatantblue on February 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM

how are the women?

i dont mean the hookaz either

blatantblue on February 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM

I doubt you would be disappointed.

I am married so was only allowed to window shop and even that is frowned upon.

CWforFreedom on February 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM

ummm.. dude. That isn’t his mouth.

upinak on February 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Ooops, now that you mention it….
Then how does he sit down?

right2bright on February 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM

That just goes along with his other Muslim beliefs. Once a Muslim, always a Muslim – that’s what they tell us.

Sporty1946 on February 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Hey filthy liar, first tell Nancy Pelosi and her 100+ entourage to quit wasting millions of our tax dollars on worthless trips to Copenahagen and to quit wasting our money carting her worthless family around on taxpayer-provided jets.

Has any of the press asked Harry Reid what he thinks of Obama’s no-Vegas line?

PatMac on February 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM

I think everyone should go to Vegas at least once, even if you just to go gawk at the lights and the people on the Strip. I am not a gambler, but Vegas has added a lot of more family-oriented activities and attractions for those who prefer to shop or go to shows or galleries.

Philly on February 2, 2010 at 8:52 PM

When Chavez and Morales were elected, I felt bad for the peoples of those countries. They have bonifide clowns running their countries.

Fast forward to Nov 4. 2008…Now we are saddled with a clown. It is unbelievable to me. I heard audio of this speech that Obama gave, never before have I held such a palpable, loathesome feeling for a President.

Barak Hussein Obama mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm Pissing away our money and blaming us for it. What a contemptible tool.

daesleeper on February 2, 2010 at 8:57 PM

He is unfortunately confusing this ABBA song

with this ABBA song that, we all know, is more appropriate for him.

ted c on February 2, 2010 at 7:30 PM

ted c: Hes not getting the message,he’s,Thick as a Brick:)
=========================================================
Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick – Madison Square Garden 1978

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toHlMD50eYY

canopfor on February 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM

I don’t know why, but this pisses me off more than anything this S.O.B. has said so far. That’s saying a lot.

bagoh20 on February 2, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Deja vu.

What’s with this guy and Las Vegas?

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 2, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Drudge:

HE DID IT AGAIN: ‘YOU DON’T BLOW A BUNCH OF CASH IN VEGAS’

Translation: “How dare you spend any of my (soon to be announced) tax monies!”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 2, 2010 at 9:18 PM

He forgot to mention Copenhagen. No one should travel there on the taxpayer’s dime. And not TWICE — to fail both times!

He has already cracked.

Dhuka on February 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM

He is dissing or on his way to dissing just about everyone and everything american. When will all sides get up join hands and throw him out! Maybe Memorial Day?

steveracer on February 2, 2010 at 9:21 PM

I’m just waiting for some corporate executive to say …

“F.U. President Obama – and the horse you rode in on. If you want my money – you come and take it with your army you freak”

Aren’t there any Nathan Hale’s out there anymore?

I mean seriously. Tell the guy to get stuffed – he’s not king of anything.

HondaV65 on February 2, 2010 at 9:31 PM

But one thing I will say – every time he opens his pie hole up to slam Las Vegas … Harry Reid loses more votes.

HondaV65 on February 2, 2010 at 9:32 PM

JohnGalt23 on February 2, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I alternate living in Vegas and DC, and I’ve heard of that place, but haven’t tried it. I will, now. Thanks. As far as vacation places go, I’d pick Vegas over DC anytime.

jintrabar on February 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM

It’s remarkable how tone deaf this guy is. Vegas is the working man’s destination vacation spot. Air fares are almost always the cheapest you can find to any destination, and the rates on hotels are still reasonable, for the most part. Yes, it has its posh places, too, but it essentially is just adults’ Disneyland. I’m from a working class town out in the hardscrabble prairie, and I guarantee you that no from here thinks of Vegas as some rich man’s playground. It’s where people go to blow off steam, and it’s a shared cultural experience. The only time I was there a couple of years ago there was nothing about the place that suggested it was some kind of bourgeois hangout. It was just me and about a hundred thousand other schleps out taking in the glorious gaudiness celebrating America. I loved it!

And I would sure as hell prefer that the money be spent there than in Washington, DC.

ObjectionSustained on February 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Isn’t Obama spending tons of our money to build high speed trains to Las Vegas?

TN Mom on February 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Let me take up just a little more bandwidth here. This guy never got past his sophomore year of college, did he? I am embarrassed by what I passed off as intellectual sophistication after a semester or two of introductory philosophy, economics and such. Obama has no such shame. It’s almost as if he has this overweaning need to show us how smart he is. Even my kids who are all in college pretty much got past it after they got their chops busted a few times trying to square the wisdom of the university with the reality of life. This Vegas thing is nothing more than his effete equivalent of the knowing sneer that every college punk gets wiped off his face about one week into his/her first job out of school. Oh, wait. I fogot. He’s never held a real job. My bad.

ObjectionSustained on February 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Just another case where Obama knows nothing of the private sector.
Vegas is known as one of the best-prepared cities in the country to handle industry conventions and trade shows.

eeyore on February 2, 2010 at 10:22 PM

CWforFreedom on February 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

You are correct, of course.

First, it is a slight to say “chimp” as they don’t like that slang term and prefer the proper chimpanzee. Second, they are noted for their intelligence and probably resent being compared to US leaders by folks who hate the politicians or think they are dumb. Third, I never make fun of people based on race as it seems mighty hurtful and I doubt that the guys above meant to do so. Fourth, I find that MSNBC and the rest are so race crazed and sensitive that they are probably creating another white supremacist every seven seconds. Ask a shrink about that if you doubt me.

IlikedAUH2O on February 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM

TN Mom on February 2, 2010 at 10:02 PM

YOU MEAN THE 4.4 BILLION (’05 estimate) DOLLAR TRAIN.

Shhhhhhh…its the only thing that these worthies are doing that I might use.

They have a nice train to go to the Grand Canyon from Vegas, now. I give it two thumbs up, fun for the family.

IlikedAUH2O on February 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Hey Pinnochio I’m goin next week ha! 8th, 9th and 10th, only top producers invited.
We earned it!
We will get company reports, projections and network on how to make money in the midst of the most miserable failure of an administration and congress EVER!
We will survive,
We will thrive
and you, you halfwit, corrupt street punk, you and your corruptocrat friends will be thrown on on your pompous asses in scorn ridicule and anger.
You’ll be lucky if you don’t get drug from the peoples house in handcuffs!
Ask Ben Nelson Traitor D. NE what the people think of your kind. Ben can’t even eat in a resturant in his home state now dumbass. Harry “the seed” Reid is next!

dhunter on February 2, 2010 at 10:39 PM

YOU MEAN THE 4.4 BILLION (’05 estimate) DOLLAR TRAIN.

Shhhhhhh…its the only thing that these worthies are doing that I might use.

They have a nice train to go to the Grand Canyon from Vegas, now. I give it two thumbs up, fun for the family.

IlikedAUH2O on February 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Very expensive fun. I would love to go to the Grand Canyon but my family is on a budget; unlike washington, we don’t spend what we don’t have…

TN Mom on February 2, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Let’s hope Obama does better with the Russians, Chinese, French, British (ooh), Israelis (ooh), Indians, Pakistanis, and Iranians (ooh) …

The administration on Monday asked Congress for more than $7 billion for activities related to nuclear weapons in the budget of the National Nuclear Security Administration, an increase of $624 million from the 2010 fiscal year.
NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino defended putting more money into the programs, saying the U.S. needs the best nuclear weapons facilities, scientists, technicians and engineers as it moves toward eventual disarmament.
“This budget is implementing the president’s nuclear vision,” he said.

J_Crater on February 2, 2010 at 10:45 PM

He’s often clueless.

AnninCA on February 2, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Owebama is just jealous ’cause he didn’t get to be the Judge at the Miss America pageant and show the world his moves.

txhsmom on February 2, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Owebama is just jealous ’cause he didn’t get to be the Judge at the Miss America pageant and show the world his moves.

txhsmom on February 2, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Nah, the country has seen his moves. He faked up the middle but went so far left that he’s out of bounds. ;-)

Yoop on February 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Yoop on February 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM

I was referring to Rush’s dancing, but you’re right about Obama’s moves. Too bad we can’t throw him out of the game for unsportsmanlike conduct.

txhsmom on February 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM

“Annoying”- adjective. “Causing one to ponder whether there are any working guillotines still lying around”.

justltl on February 2, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Liberal applications of WD-40 will get them working.

katy the mean old lady on February 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM

I thought this sounded familiar, thinking “he’s still on about this?” Check the article, it’s from a year ago.

Agam on February 2, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Agam on February 2, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Nope. Check Drudge. He did it again.

txhsmom on February 2, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Agam on February 2, 2010 at 11:48 PM
Nope. Check Drudge. He did it again.

txhsmom on February 2, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Yup, he done did it again.

katy the mean old lady on February 2, 2010 at 11:54 PM

At least when you play the Vegas one armed bandits, there’s a chance you might come out ahead.

With the D.C. bandits, there’s no chance you’ll ever get your money back (unless you belong to the correct political party).

jack herman on February 3, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Before you know it the mafia running Vega$ may end up battling the mafia running Chicago.

Should those organized crime management structures cancel each other out it may be an improvement for both regions.

viking01 on February 3, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Ok, let me get this straight.

The new Budget for 2011 he just did is 3.8 trillion, of which 1.3 trillion is deficits (so by simple subtraction 2.5 is the government’s projected income).

For the next bit 1.3/2.5 = .52

So this guy is planning on spending 152% of his income, and whining that other people aren’t being financially responsible enough?

Am I too drunk as well? I think one of us is, and with the projection he has going on he’ll probably blame it on me.

gekkobear on February 3, 2010 at 12:30 AM

The Obamunists really are the compulsive gang that couldnt’ shoot straight. THe Miss America competition was JUST in Vegas, to a huge boost in ratings over recent years.
AND with Rush as a judge.

/there are NO coincidences in Obama politics

rayra on February 3, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Well I just saw the clip is on Breitbart TV, clearly he did do it again. So why does Cassy write “He’s now lecturing business owners about being irresponsible…” with the only link in this story pointing to the old news?

Especially when the old story just has the LV mayor calling him out for it, but the new story has Hairy Reid calling him out for it?

Agam on February 3, 2010 at 1:35 AM

Heh, Obama backs down, calls Las Vegas “one of our country’s great destinations.”

B+arry is his own worst enemy, redefining ineptitude.

Agam on February 3, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Las Vegas Herald headline: President Again Uses Vegas as Example of Spending Choices–just another example of the media’s twirly-bird,condescending, cheerleading for the most, inept, out-of-touch figure-head in a lifetime. Even though the great proclamation from the president obviously puts forth both disdain and waste of money through gambling, with his most trusted allegiance, Harry Reid, disses and admonishes the state, altogether. All apologies and backtracking are rejected and rendered useless.

betsyz on February 3, 2010 at 1:43 AM

This calls for a HA Convention here in Las Vegas. Our Tea Parties are AWESOME!

As a Las Vegas retail business owner, I can show you the graph of our sales, when it unexpectedly turned sharply downward the WEEK OBAMA CLINCHED THE NOMINATION! (May ’08) Our graph, and every retail and tourism-related business has declined steadily since then, and business in this city is now on the brink. I’ve laid off every employee I can and still have barely enough staff to remain open, just like most other employers here and everywhere else.

The only other words I have for Obama will get me banned here and probably jailed, so I’ll shut up and keep hanging on for dear life.

Fishoutofwater on February 3, 2010 at 2:32 AM

I’m a teacher. Many of my colleagues voted for Obama, and are they embarrassed now. The Hope and Change bumper stickers are noticeably absent from the teacher lot.

So I say–keep talkin’, Barry. Every time you open your mouth, another moderate wipes the Kool-Aid from their chin, looks in the mirror, and says, “What have I done?”

Grace_is_sufficient on February 3, 2010 at 6:02 AM

At a town hall meeting Monday in Elkhart, Ind., to gain support for the stimulus bill, Obama said that “you can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.”

I’m sure someone posted this already. Note to Blowbama:

Your democrats are having their retreat in Miami right now, and the Superbowl is in Miami this weekend.

What a foolish, childish, uninformed man.

Key West Reader on February 3, 2010 at 6:39 AM

Not OK to visit Las Vegas, but he wouldn’t object, I’m sure, to having them visit Chicago.

oakland on February 3, 2010 at 6:44 AM

Time for a FUBhAR (sic) convention in Vegas.

(FUBhAR >>> FU Barry, HotAir Rules)

Yoop on February 3, 2010 at 6:56 AM

After reading the entire article where Obama made the Vegas comment, I have to say it might have been one of the few true thing she ever said. And it was a very conservitive perspective as well. Even if he is not doing what he told others to do, avoiding excessive spending on thingslike gambling is a good idea; and a conservitive one.

I wish he had mentioned the government lotteries as well.

MikeA on February 3, 2010 at 7:02 AM

Agam on February 3, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Good news! Presidential gaffes are bad and Vegas did NOT need to be kicked right now. Thank the Good Lord that we don’t have the Dunce from Delaware in there.

And The One’s supporters and Secret Service who may be watching this site may want to ask posters who seem to want the Messiah killed whether they have considered the wonderful experience of President Biden before they start baiting people or jumping to conclusions.

DC is buried in snow again.

IlikedAUH2O on February 3, 2010 at 7:32 AM

2008 Election Results in Clark County (where Las Vegas is).

Obama, 58.4%
McCain 39.4%

So my message to the good residents of Las Vegas is:

S T F U. You broke it, you pay for it.

angryed on February 3, 2010 at 7:34 AM

angryed on February 3, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Good point. Elections have consequences. I wonder what the unemployment rate specifically is for the SEIU members in Vegas.

Yoop on February 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Dear Liar is tone deaf. The GOP should play these clips against Harry Reid in the election.

rbj on February 3, 2010 at 8:23 AM

These conventions put companies in touch with vendors who are competing for said company’s business. They develop sales strategies that can pour some black ink on the bottom line. And they help employees blow off a little steam and boost morale, a too easily underrated benefit.

pugwriter on February 2, 2010 at 7:29 PM

For the most part, companies have very little say in where conventions are going to be held. The convention organizers make that decision, usually several years in advance.

MarkTheGreat on February 3, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Don’t these greedy corporate ba$tards have a clue about what our black Jesus is trying to do for us? Once we are all wards of the state, we will all share in the vast wealth inherent in collectivism. Yes, your share will be small, but it will be guaranteed while you work happily for the state. Forget those old, failed attempts at socialism. This time it’s sure to work.

SKYFOX on February 3, 2010 at 9:02 AM

I’m sure the Christmas vacation in Hawaii at $4,000 per day wasn’t paid for by the taxpayers. (sarc)
The price of one of FLOTUS dresses would pay for a LV vacation for any normal person.
Most ostentatious First Familt tells the rest of us how to live and spend our hard earned money? Oh please! He better make plans to find another job come 2012.

elclynn on February 3, 2010 at 9:07 AM

What a nag.

Rae on February 3, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Before you know it the mafia running Vega$ may end up battling the mafia running Chicago.

Should those organized crime management structures cancel each other out it may be an improvement for both regions.

viking01 on February 3, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Pinnochio had to have pissed off the mob running Chicago when he failed miserably on the Olympic bid, (remember the shock on citizens faces, priceless),
and he continues by pissing on the Vegas mob.

How much can these modern day mobsters take.

dhunter on February 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM

Good bye Harry you fool! You let Zero blow on your dice and they came up snake-eyes!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on February 3, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Good advise for Harry Reid; Don’t waste money on your re-election campaign. It’s a worse bet than doubling down on a sixteen.

Bonhomme on February 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, has about 72% of the population of Nevada, most of whom depend on tourism to Las Vegas and hotels in surrounding cities for their livelihood. If Obama causes the state’s economy to crater, voters there just might take it out on the state’s senior Senator.

Steve Z on February 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Steve Z on February 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM

IF???

angryed on February 3, 2010 at 11:06 AM

This could be fun if you have some time on your hands:

Everyone Call one of the Top Hotels in Vegas and tell them:

“Due to President Obama’s recommendation; I won’t be spending my vacation dollars
in Los Vegas until the US economy improves and Obama Ok’s travel to your city.”

“What never gets to Vegas… won’t stay in Vegas.” ……. Like $$$$$’s

1. Bellagio 888-987-6667•
4. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 877-632-7000
5. MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 800-646-9143

How do you like him now SEIU members?

SayNo2-O on February 3, 2010 at 11:11 AM

This could be fun if you have some time on your hands:

Everyone Call one of the Top Hotels in Vegas and tell them:

“Due to President Obama’s recommendation; I won’t be spending my vacation dollars
in Los Vegas until the US economy improves and Obama Ok’s travel to their city.”

“What never gets to Vegas…
won’t stay in Vegas.” …….
Like $$$$$’s

How do you like him now SEIU members?

SayNo2-O on February 3, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Sorry for the multiple posts. I didn’t think it took. Please accept my apoligies.

SayNo2-O on February 3, 2010 at 11:16 AM

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