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Title: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: mystery-ak on January 09, 2019, 05:34:45 PM
Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
By Owen Daugherty - 01/09/19 05:29 PM EST

Newly minted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday received a delivery of 10,000 roses, courtesy of an online fundraiser organized by liberal news site, DailyKos.

DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas said the fundraiser garnered enough donations from readers to fund the flower delivery in under two hours, The Washington Post reported.

The site, according to the Post, delivered a similar gift to Pelosi in 2010 to thank her for passing health care legislation.

Wednesday's effort raised enough money to buy 25,000 roses, the Post reported. The extras were shipped, at Pelosi's request, to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

“I’ve never seen so many roses in my life,” Pelosi said.

Moulitsas said the effort was successful because “people wanted to do something nice for once,” amid an often negative political climate.

The donation comes as Pelosi and fellow Democratic leaders are locked in a tense battle with President Trump over his demands to fund a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border.

Trump met with Pelosi and congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday to discuss border security following his Tuesday night prime-time address where he made his case for the money. Trump called the meeting a "total waste of time."

Pelosi said Democrats intend to push through with their plan to send four separate spending bills to the Senate over the next three days in an attempt to reopen the government, which has been in a partial shutdown since Dec. 22.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/424622-pelosi-receives-10000-roses-at-her-office-thanks-to-online-fundraiser
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: mystery-ak on January 09, 2019, 05:36:27 PM
(https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/TSgDwpqkMMtQCjJd3ihRLxDGQlI=/480x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/HBRV242OZ5HHFE2TQ3EA5DF2PU.jpg)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) admires roses with Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas in Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office. (Julio Obscura)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/01/09/nancy-pelosi-gets-delivery-roses-thanks-an-online-fundraiser/?utm_term=.a3887965d428 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/01/09/nancy-pelosi-gets-delivery-roses-thanks-an-online-fundraiser/?utm_term=.a3887965d428)
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: austingirl on January 09, 2019, 05:37:04 PM
 **nononono* **nononono* **nononono*
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: edpc on January 09, 2019, 05:38:18 PM
Wouldn’t lilies be more appropriate?
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: libertybele on January 09, 2019, 05:39:30 PM
Wouldn’t lilies be more appropriate?

I was thinking more on the lines of daisies.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: bigheadfred on January 09, 2019, 05:59:38 PM
10,000 roses. 10 million. Nothing could cover her stench.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: EdJames on January 09, 2019, 06:02:49 PM
And you can send me dead flowers every morning,
Send me dead flowers by the mail,
Send me dead flowers to my wedding,
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave...
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: edpc on January 09, 2019, 06:05:10 PM
Sorry... (http://youtube.com/watch?v=bMZBJCOVlcA#)
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: goodwithagun on January 09, 2019, 06:15:29 PM
That’s a pretty big carbon footprint.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: The Ghost on January 09, 2019, 06:20:22 PM
Nancy was asked what would be better than 10 thousand roses around her piano?

She replied, "Tulips on an organ".
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 09, 2019, 06:49:58 PM
Do the taxpayers have to pay to get them hauled out when they wilt?
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: austingirl on January 09, 2019, 07:54:58 PM
I was thinking more on the lines of daisies.

I was thinking of a different organic compound.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: libertybele on January 09, 2019, 08:18:15 PM
Nancy was asked what would be better than 10 thousand roses around her piano?

She replied, "Tulips on an organ".

At her age; I don't really see that happening.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: The Ghost on January 09, 2019, 08:40:53 PM
At her age; I don't really see that happening.

No one would ever want to see that.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: bigheadfred on January 10, 2019, 02:01:56 AM
No one would ever want to see that.

Yeah, no one. Group effort.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Sanguine on January 10, 2019, 10:02:20 AM
So, I happened to ask the question in their comments: "why didn't they do something more meaningful with the money, like give it to a homeless charity instead of sending thousands of dollars to a wealthy "public servant"".  Caution - they are very, very sensitive on this topic.  I was told I didn't have the right to my opinion, and called a liar, and faced demands to justify a Wall.  They are really riled up.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: austingirl on January 10, 2019, 10:22:35 AM
So, I happened to ask the question in their comments: "why didn't they do something more meaningful with the money, like give it to a homeless charity instead of sending thousands of dollars to a wealthy "public servant"".  Caution - they are very, very sensitive on this topic.  I was told I didn't have the right to my opinion, and called a liar, and faced demands to justify a Wall.  They are really riled up.

That's the kind of reaction you get from mindless communists. 9999hair out0000
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Sanguine on January 10, 2019, 10:28:04 AM
That's the kind of reaction you get from mindless communists. 9999hair out0000

It's actually sort of fun.  Get them in their contradictions.   :silly:
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: XenaLee on January 10, 2019, 10:34:14 AM
So, I happened to ask the question in their comments: "why didn't they do something more meaningful with the money, like give it to a homeless charity instead of sending thousands of dollars to a wealthy "public servant"".  Caution - they are very, very sensitive on this topic.  I was told I didn't have the right to my opinion, and called a liar, and faced demands to justify a Wall.  They are really riled up.

Would you send me a link to the fun?  I might like to comment, as well.   :smokin:
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: XenaLee on January 10, 2019, 10:37:30 AM
Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
By Owen Daugherty - 01/09/19 05:29 PM EST

Newly minted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday received a delivery of 10,000 roses, courtesy of an online fundraiser organized by liberal news site, DailyKos.

DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas said the fundraiser garnered enough donations from readers to fund the flower delivery in under two hours, The Washington Post reported.

The site, according to the Post, delivered a similar gift to Pelosi in 2010 to thank her for passing health care legislation.

Wednesday's effort raised enough money to buy 25,000 roses, the Post reported. The extras were shipped, at Pelosi's request, to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

“I’ve never seen so many roses in my life,” Pelosi said.

Moulitsas said the effort was successful because “people wanted to do something nice for once,” amid an often negative political climate.

The donation comes as Pelosi and fellow Democratic leaders are locked in a tense battle with President Trump over his demands to fund a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border.

Trump met with Pelosi and congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday to discuss border security following his Tuesday night prime-time address where he made his case for the money. Trump called the meeting a "total waste of time."

Pelosi said Democrats intend to push through with their plan to send four separate spending bills to the Senate over the next three days in an attempt to reopen the government, which has been in a partial shutdown since Dec. 22.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/424622-pelosi-receives-10000-roses-at-her-office-thanks-to-online-fundraiser

Knowing Pelosi as the elitist, lying hypocrite that she is....

how do we know she didn't send them to herself?   (fake fundraiser name?)
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Sanguine on January 10, 2019, 10:37:34 AM
Would you send me a link to the fun?  I might like to comment, as well.   :smokin:

@XenaLee, The Hill uses Disqus as their comment platform as does a lot of other sites (in case you're not familiar with it).   I use the same name there as I do on Twitter and elsewhere. 

When you post a comment to Disqus from The Hill, it is seen on The Hill comments section.

Anyway, you can go back and forth indefinitely there.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: XenaLee on January 10, 2019, 10:41:57 AM
@XenaLee, The Hill uses Disqus as their comment platform as does a lot of other sites (in case you're not familiar with it).   I use the same name there as I do on Twitter and elsewhere. 

When you post a comment to Disqus from The Hill, it is seen on The Hill comments section.

Anyway, you can go back and forth indefinitely there.

Oh, ok.   It didn't register (no caffeine yet) that the discussion was at "The Hill".  Thanks!
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Sanguine on January 10, 2019, 11:13:43 AM
Oh, ok.   It didn't register (no caffeine yet) that the discussion was at "The Hill".  Thanks!

Have fun!
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: XenaLee on January 10, 2019, 11:19:23 AM
Have fun!

It looks like a bunch of moronic/brainwashed teenagers to me...lol.  Nothing new, IOW.  One actually claimed that "Pelosi is loved".  Whatta hoot.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: libertybele on January 10, 2019, 12:10:30 PM
It looks like a bunch of moronic/brainwashed teenagers to me...lol.  Nothing new, IOW.  One actually claimed that "Pelosi is loved".  Whatta hoot.

Actually the florist got it wrong ... they should have been black roses.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: XenaLee on January 10, 2019, 12:52:16 PM
Actually the florist got it wrong ... they should have been black roses.

I can only imagine how much all of those roses cost.   It just illustrates how far removed from the common man, the middle class American worker whose hard work and sweat pays these idiots' salaries, that these elitists putzes are.  That would have fed and housed a family for a year.  Do the math.  10,000 divided by a dozen = 833.  If the average cost of a dozen red roses is around $40-50..... around $33,000-40,000.  And all for something that will, much like Democrat policies & promises, wilt, die and fade away.    **nononono*
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 10, 2019, 04:33:58 PM
I can only imagine how much all of those roses cost.   It just illustrates how far removed from the common man, the middle class American worker whose hard work and sweat pays these idiots' salaries, that these elitists putzes are.  That would have fed and housed a family for a year.  Do the math.  10,000 divided by a dozen = 833.  If the average cost of a dozen red roses is around $40-50..... around $33,000-40,000.  And all for something that will, much like Democrat policies & promises, wilt, die and fade away.    **nononono*
Well, it is their money, and I'm not going to tell them how to spend it. But this gesture, assuming for a second it is a genuine outpouring of affection and not just someplace to hide the microphones, is all for something that will have to be cleaned up, and hauled away....and likely made roses a little less available to the ordinary guy looking to put a smile on his wife's face for their anniversary/her birthday/whatever...
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: XenaLee on January 10, 2019, 04:42:00 PM
Well, it is their money, and I'm not going to tell them how to spend it. But this gesture, assuming for a second it is a genuine outpouring of affection and not just someplace to hide the microphones, is all for something that will have to be cleaned up, and hauled away....and likely made roses a little less available to the ordinary guy looking to put a smile on his wife's face for their anniversary/her birthday/whatever...

It's their money... just like our money is their money (they think).   They want to force people like you and me to empty our pockets to help feed families that are here illegally....even while they spend money like that on luxuries (flowers???) for political points.  It's mind-boggling hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 10, 2019, 05:08:28 PM
It's their money... just like our money is their money (they think).   They want to force people like you and me to empty our pockets to help feed families that are here illegally....even while they spend money like that on luxuries (flowers???) for political points.  It's mind-boggling hypocrisy.
Part of being a "progressive"/Liberal/Democrat/Socialist/Communist is that you never practice what you preach, but if you must, you do that with other people's money.

You are talking about an area where people spend far more on a power lunch that I do on a week's groceries--in some places in DC, I could eat very well for a month on what they will spend on dinner and drinks. If you haven't, check into the allowable per diem expense for business purposes for Washington DC. Those expense allowances vary by region/city, and the allowed deduction for being in DC for business for a day is higher than most anywhere else in the county.

Personal austerity for their icons? Not from the progressives. Besides, stacks of cards saying "I donated ten bucks to St. Judes's Hospital for Children or the local food pantry, in your name." Just lacks the feeelings factor of visual impact for liberals, while Conservatives would get cold chills from seeing a few bushels of cards like that because it would have deep significance for us.
The optics make for better press (to them).

We don't know how soon the flowers will make it out the door, or where/how they will dispose of them, so there may be some opportunity there somewhere for someone to make a buck yet, if only for disposal fees.
 
Now, not to be a spoilsport, but if you think back to the Spy vs. Spy of the Cold War (still happening, I am sure),  can you think of a more fun place to hide microphones or surveillance gear than somewhere in that jungle of blossoms and thorns?
 
Hubris would virtually guarantee that photo op, and the gear to listen in on all those comments at least would be in the door. At the least, having to conduct a sweep for surveillance gear would take the 'fun' out of it. At most, getting that fly on the wall could be illuminating--and the beauty of that is that there is no telling whether the persons planting it were Democrats or Pubbies...or foreign interests, or maybe all that and more... :pop41: :laugh:
Title: Re: Pelosi receives 10,000 roses at Capitol Hill office courtesy of online fundraiser
Post by: Frank Cannon on January 10, 2019, 05:14:00 PM
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