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Pickup truck used by George W. Bush auctioned for $300,000
Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 1/20/2013 | Marice Richter

Posted on 01/20/2013 12:24:01 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

DALLAS (Reuters) - A pickup truck used by former President George W. Bush at his Texas ranch was sold for $300,000 at an auction on Saturday after he donated it to benefit a charity that serves U.S. military families.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Arizona; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush43
Yo, Zer0: THIS is class.
1 posted on 01/20/2013 12:24:03 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Definitely, Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 01/20/2013 12:33:35 PM PST by Popman
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To: Slings and Arrows

What would you pay for the current Prez’s car? Not that much, I bet.... ;)


3 posted on 01/20/2013 12:39:04 PM PST by frizzled
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To: Slings and Arrows

Will totally go unnoticed by the enmedia.


4 posted on 01/20/2013 12:39:55 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: Slings and Arrows

5 posted on 01/20/2013 12:49:23 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It was bought by Rick Hendrick, NASCAR team owner. This was right after Mr Hendrick bought two corvettes for a million per.


6 posted on 01/20/2013 12:49:44 PM PST by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Nice. It is a great charity.
No question GW Bush respects our military.


7 posted on 01/20/2013 12:51:58 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: frizzled
What would you pay for the current Prez’s car? Not that much, I bet.... ;)

Before or after testing those weird stains for Larry Sinclair's DNA?

8 posted on 01/20/2013 12:53:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: taillightchaser
This was right after Mr Hendrick bought two corvettes for a million per.

Sure as heck hope it was Vettes that didn't have the rain leak problems.

9 posted on 01/20/2013 12:54:08 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: taillightchaser

Did you see the Bat-mobile? 4.1 million I think was the final bid.


10 posted on 01/20/2013 12:54:50 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

$4.3 million, IIRC, and I’d do it too if I had the money.


11 posted on 01/20/2013 12:56:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Libloather

Puty always seems to know where the camera is.


12 posted on 01/20/2013 12:57:18 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cool!


13 posted on 01/20/2013 12:59:50 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Slings and Arrows

question for Texans who may be reading this post -

I used to do lots of business in the DFW area. I noticed that vitually all the Ford trucks were white such as GWB’s 350 in the linked photo. Even amongst the city cowboys living the image

So why white?

Just an observation.


14 posted on 01/20/2013 1:01:52 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: Slings and Arrows
 photo reagan.jpg

 photo Bush.jpg

 photo Zero.jpg

15 posted on 01/20/2013 1:05:45 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: llevrok

Sunshine!

Want to see idiots? Look at all the poseurs driving black interiored German convertibles in sunny climes. Hot enough to burn skin!


16 posted on 01/20/2013 1:05:45 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ya can't blame Obama for anything on this one, he and his family have likely never owned a vehicle for personal transportation since 2004 when he became a U.S. senator - and maybe even when he was a state senator.

Now, with that being said, how many of the limosines that have been provided to that grifter and his family over all these years have gone up for auction?

17 posted on 01/20/2013 1:08:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Now, with that being said, how many of the limosines that have been provided to that grifter and his family over all these years have gone up for auction?

Who'd want them?

18 posted on 01/20/2013 1:14:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: frizzled

Does the Current Occupant of the White House know how to drive? Stick shift?


19 posted on 01/20/2013 1:20:00 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: llevrok

I’ve noticed that Ford dealers around Dallas have separate fleet vehicle sales lots, usually within a block or so of the main showroom. It may be that the heavy-duty pickups are more readily available (particularly in “farm truck” trim) at the fleet lots - and they tend to just order ‘em in white.


20 posted on 01/20/2013 1:25:28 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: frizzled
What would you pay for the current Prez’s car?

I don't believe he has ever owned one since he was elected to the U.S. Senate back in 2004. All the transportation for he and his family have been provided by limousines.......

And he certainly didn't bring any dignitaries back to the upscale hood in Chicago to entertain them...........

21 posted on 01/20/2013 1:38:55 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: gorush

Unfair!

Cruel comparison!

Oh the in Hugh Manatee!

I’ll bet GWB or Reagan can’t hem curtains with a chainsaw.

/sarc


22 posted on 01/20/2013 1:39:22 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: llevrok

A lot of owners believe that white vehicles don’t get quite as hot in the sun, so they are better sellers.


23 posted on 01/20/2013 1:58:20 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood; Charles Martel

Yup. I;m betting that plus the fleet sales to ranchers /drillers who are buying trucks in double digits. So city cowboys get the wannabe look.

Thanx


24 posted on 01/20/2013 2:05:19 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire)
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To: Kirkwood

I have a light grey vehicle with light grey interior. A co-worker has a black vehicle with black interior.

Parked side-by-side, the grey vehicle interior is 25 degrees cooler after a day in summer sun.

We work at a research facility so we’ve got lots of cool instrumentation for stuff like this.


25 posted on 01/20/2013 2:06:24 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: llevrok

Racism.


26 posted on 01/20/2013 2:24:14 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: frizzled

“What would you pay for the current Prez’s car?”

You’d need a 55 gal. drum of Febreze, just for starters.


27 posted on 01/20/2013 2:24:42 PM PST by beelzepug ("Why bother creating wealth when you can just redistribute it?")
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To: llevrok

“I noticed that virtually all the Ford trucks were white such as GWB’s 350 in the linked photo. Even amongst the city cowboys living the image”

On the next really hot day find a parking lot with a white car and a black car parked next to each other, place your hand on one and then the other then resubmit your question...


28 posted on 01/20/2013 2:30:39 PM PST by CenTex (November 6, 2012... A day that will live in infamy!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Who'd want them?

The thugs in Chicago, the limos ARE bulletproof you know.........

29 posted on 01/20/2013 2:45:56 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: llevrok

White trucks don’t get so hot inside during Texas summers.


30 posted on 01/20/2013 3:29:46 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: llevrok

It get hot in Texas the white reflects heat better than most other colors. The dust from the back roads doesn’t show up as much on a white or lighter colored vehicle.

Plus the paint is easier to match if you have to do a repair.


31 posted on 01/20/2013 3:49:00 PM PST by fudimo
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To: Slings and Arrows

Now, with that being said, how many of the limosines that have been provided to that grifter and his family over all these years have gone up for auction?

Who’d want them?

Chris Mathews if he could afford one.
Rumor has it, he does get a presidential seat cushion now and then


32 posted on 01/20/2013 3:53:52 PM PST by fudimo
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To: frizzled
What would you pay for the current Prez’s car?

I don't think he's ever owned a car.

33 posted on 01/20/2013 4:04:42 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: llevrok

“So why white?”

High albedo vs. clear sky and sunshine?


34 posted on 01/20/2013 4:14:24 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Slings and Arrows; taillightchaser

I watched that on live TV today. I don’t remember the name of the charity that will receive the proceeds but as I understood it, the charity builds $6 mil mansions for severely wounded vets. The crowd seemed to wonder, as I did - what is a severely wounded vet going to do with a $6 mil mansion? Jay Leno was pimping Dubya’s truck and kept berating the crowd, especially when the bidding stalled at $200K, for not being up to standards of the Pebble Beach crowd that bid $600K for a Corvette that some VIP autographed. The crowd was grumbling and at one point I thought I heard booing. It was a totally awkward and goofy situation; that’s when Rick Hendrick stepped up and bid $300K and Leno scurried away out of sight.


35 posted on 01/20/2013 4:30:49 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: Hot Tabasco

IIRC, he had a Chrysler 300 that he sold during the 08 election.


36 posted on 01/20/2013 6:45:24 PM PST by matt04
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To: Libloather
Bush and some foreign riff-raff.


37 posted on 01/20/2013 7:25:50 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Year 2020, Bicycle owned by former President Obama was auctioned off for $10, the proceeds were donated to the national gay/lesbian crisis center.


38 posted on 01/20/2013 7:34:47 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase
Left off the photo:


39 posted on 01/20/2013 7:36:07 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: jjotto

Can you compare to a white/white(or light as possible)?

Gray is some percent black.


40 posted on 01/20/2013 7:46:48 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: shove_it

Why didn’t Leno cough up the dough? Was he all tapped out after buying the Batmobile?


41 posted on 01/20/2013 10:15:08 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Charles Martel; llevrok

Ive owned many dooleys

They are rarely fleet vehicles

I have no idea why so many are white in Big D

Im currently in a Dodge crewcab 1500....white.....and it was fleet bought

Most pickups in Tn are black red white or gray-silver


42 posted on 01/20/2013 10:28:52 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: shove_it

More on these “mansions,”

http://www.fisherhouse.org/houses/


43 posted on 01/20/2013 10:37:59 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Well, it’s winter now in Iowa.

Inside of cars get hotter in summer than one might think. We saw 165 degrees on a vinyl dash. Leather didn’t get as hot but it actually felt hotter to the skin than fabric.

People have done this before:

http://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/opinion/880/are-darker-colored-cars-warmer-inside-lighter-colored-cars

http://phys.org/news/2011-10-silver-white-cars-cooler.html


44 posted on 01/20/2013 11:04:10 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Libloather

CHEVY-—pre Obama owned GM.


45 posted on 01/21/2013 9:50:36 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Kirkwood; Hillarys Gate Cult; Slings and Arrows
Why didn’t Leno cough up the dough? Was he all tapped out after buying the Batmobile?

Yeah. After Hendrick stepped up, I figured Leno would make up the difference to $600K but no, he bugged out pronto. And thanks HGC for clarifying the mission of the charity at reply #43.

46 posted on 01/21/2013 12:10:03 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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