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State Department splurged on booze before partial shutdown
Fox News ^ | December 03, 2013

Posted on 12/03/2013 6:26:03 PM PST by Olog-hai

While the federal government was squeezed on one side by sequester and the other by a looming partial shutdown, the State Department was spending heavily on booze for its embassies abroad.

The Washington Times reports that the department spent about $180,000 on alcohol in September and $400,000 in all of 2012—that’s three times the $118,000 spent in 2008.

The booze tab reportedly has risen every year since 2008, but the end of fiscal 2012 saw a particular spike. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: liberalagenda; partialshutdown; shutdown; statedept; statedeptspending

1 posted on 12/03/2013 6:26:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I thought Hillary was gone by then.


2 posted on 12/03/2013 6:27:50 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Olog-hai

Explanation: ‘Hillary’
She was partying when the Benghazi consulate was being overrun.


3 posted on 12/03/2013 6:28:05 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

>> the [state] department spent about $180,000 on alcohol in September and $400,000 in all of 2012

Explains a LOT


4 posted on 12/03/2013 6:32:15 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: The Washington Times reports that the department spent about $180,000 on alcohol in September and $400,000 in all of 2012—that’s three times the $118,000 spent in 2008.

Gadzooks, and they... like Obama--

You should see... my bar bill!

5 posted on 12/03/2013 6:38:25 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Olog-hai

Why the hell are taxpayers paying for their f’n booze?!!!


6 posted on 12/03/2013 6:41:35 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

The Muzzies don’t drink liquor...unless they are burning the American Embassy.


7 posted on 12/03/2013 6:47:44 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Olog-hai

and in Sept Obama cancelled all the “case lot” sales at the US military commisaries...

he couldnt afford them...


8 posted on 12/03/2013 6:50:19 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Who are we to question our betters? We are fortunate to have them watch over us, no?


9 posted on 12/03/2013 7:08:44 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Olog-hai

If you were in a foreign embassy under this administration, you’d be drinking heavily also. Heck, I’m comfy and cozy in the center of the good old USA and I am on the cusp of starting myself.


10 posted on 12/03/2013 7:15:32 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hilary need some to take with her when she left


11 posted on 12/03/2013 7:25:39 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Tennessee Nana

and it looks like the O admin is going to deep six the commissaries all together.

I really hate this group of thugs


12 posted on 12/03/2013 7:26:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: fhayek

Replaced by Ketchup boy.


13 posted on 12/03/2013 7:31:57 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: kcvl

Taxpayers pay for State Dept prostitutes
and MANPADs which the State Dept delivered
to al Qaeda for Huma and Clinton and Obama.


14 posted on 12/03/2013 8:05:16 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Olog-hai
[Art.] ... the State Department was spending heavily on booze for its embassies abroad ...

What for? When Treasury is sitting on a mountain of confiscated untaxed booze, year-in and year-out? The Senate used to party at adjournment time with that stuff .... Treasury agents wheeled dollies with cases of it right onto the Senate floor, back when Russell Long et al. were riding high.

15 posted on 12/03/2013 11:14:13 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Olog-hai

With the holidays upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my family & friends about drinking and driving. As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a “social session” out with friends.

Well, three days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails, followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be over the limit. That’s when I did something that I’ve never done before ... I took a cab home.

Sure enough on the way home there was a police road block, but since it was a cab they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real relief and surprise because I had never driven a cab before. I don’t even know where I got it and now that it’s in my garage I don’t know what to do with it!!!


16 posted on 12/04/2013 3:25:29 AM PST by mirkwood (Obamacare only works for those that don't.)
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To: mirkwood

You can always become the designated driver.


17 posted on 12/04/2013 7:08:50 AM PST by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero)
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To: Olog-hai

Well now we know why Kerry made that terrible deal with Iran


18 posted on 12/04/2013 7:10:15 AM PST by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero)
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To: fhayek

19 posted on 12/04/2013 7:39:48 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Olog-hai

You think that was bad? The gangsters can even do worse.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/state-department-buys-million-dollar-granite-sculpture-irish-artist_769513.html


20 posted on 12/04/2013 8:22:16 AM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

And don’t forget we have a Kennedy in the state dept now. No doubt a faktor in stocking the likkerlocker?


21 posted on 12/04/2013 11:34:36 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Olog-hai
Ronald Reagan: "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

Me: When asked "How do you write government so well?", I respond, "I take a business and I take away reason and accountability." (adapted from "As Good As it gets")

22 posted on 12/04/2013 3:47:37 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

And bullets, billions of ‘em. That makes alcohol and firearms, wonder when we’ll learn of huge tobacco purchases? Thanks Olog-hai.


23 posted on 12/04/2013 7:32:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Let's remember every little mean, spiteful, destructive decision the bozo makes, and be sure he gets his when the times comes..this guy has to feel pain and cry out to us to “make it stop.” He's going to have to suffer in some way, he's going to have to feel pain...no more drugs, booze or boys for obozo...now that's gonna hurt!
24 posted on 12/05/2013 1:40:46 AM PST by itssme
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To: Olog-hai

Another name for Obama? Oboozo!

Can you imagine Michelle on a mean bender? No form of life would be safe. M113 of Star Trek would be an amateur hunter.

The same for Hillary. Not only would she put Bill’s balls in a lock box, but she would castrate any male on the Fox News Network, and where them as earrings.

Sebelius, if drunk, would get a ticket for flying her broomstick in populated areas. Also ticketed for FBWD - Flying a Broom While Drunk. She’d be banned in Kansas.

How about a drunker Nancy Pelosi than we have seen on TV? She would look like a San Francisco hooker on Gay Pride Day.
On second thought, she already looks like that. Sorry!


25 posted on 12/05/2013 4:00:53 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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