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Old 10-15-2013, 02:22 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Squirrels go nuts for the First Lady's tomatoes as the crops go unprotected now federal gardeners are furloghed


While neither Republicans or Democrats are winning in the government shutdown, there is one group that's having a field day: the White House squirrels.


The government shutdown coincided with the White House garden's harvest season, and since much of the staff that tends to the garden has been furloughed the crop has gotten out of control.


The staff that were allowed to stay are only allowed to water the plants. Triming, fetrilizing, transplanting, mowing and harvesting are all off limits.

This has been good news for the White House's wildlife, which includes a group of already troublesome squirrels.


'The bushy-tailed residents are feasting on the ripe Sungolds on the vines, as well as on other tomatoes and peppers littering the ground.....






Squirrels go nuts for the First Lady's tomatoes as they go unprotected due to shutdown | Mail Online
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:44 AM
 
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Not that we thought she spent a second there after the cameras left....
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I think they are blaming the wrong critters - everybody knows there are more rats in DC than squirrels!
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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Squirrels eating White House garden during budget crisis.

Hardly surprising as they are not spending any time in Congress now.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Delaware Native
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Not that we thought she spent a second there after the cameras left....
Certainly no sweat on her brow.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Next they will have goats wandering the lawn to do the mowing!!!!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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We had a garden at our white house. I worked it and my kids helped with the weeding and harvesting. Some days my husband even picked beans in the evening after working all day. Perhaps Mischell and the girls should consider getting some fresh air and a little dirt under those well groomed nails. Think how many people could have been fed with those veggies being allowed to rot on the vine.

Lazy is as Lazy does!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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We had a garden at our white house. I worked it and my kids helped with the weeding and harvesting. Some days my husband even picked beans in the evening after working all day. Perhaps Mischell and the girls should consider getting some fresh air and a little dirt under those well groomed nails. Think how many people could have been fed with those veggies being allowed to rot on the vine.

Lazy is as Lazy does!!
Are you suggesting she tell her own daughters "Let's move"!?
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Think how many people could have been fed with those veggies being allowed to rot on the vine.
LOL, hey that food wasn't wasted--squirrels need to eat, too.

At least squirrels are eating the food for nourishment. Think about what usually happens to the food served at political dinners. Political guests aren't usually that hungry. They eat a small portion of their dinner, barely pick at things like tomatoes, and the rest gets thrown out. In the eyes of the universe, it's probably a better use of a tomato to let the critters eat a few.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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LOL, hey that food wasn't wasted--squirrels need to eat, too.

At least squirrels are eating the food for nourishment. Think about what usually happens to the food served at political dinners. Political guests aren't usually that hungry. They eat a small portion of their dinner, barely pick at things like tomatoes, and the rest gets thrown out. In the eyes of the universe, it's probably a better use of a tomato to let the critters eat a few.
I concur. But I also doubt the veracity of the story. Pictures or it didn't happen.
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