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Old 08-02-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Ray Gaster of Savannah, Ga. is trying to get other small business people to go along with him in talking back at Obama in Chicago language as he calls the part of his sign at his Lumber and Hardware stores. He says the part of the sign that reads "Obama can kiss my ass" is that language.

Gaster has erected this very sign at each of his three Savannah area stores and does want others to join him. He said, on Fox News that he has never seen a road or a bridge that met a payroll or anything else that small businesses do to stay in business. I think I would like to meet Mr. Gaster someday.


Georgia lumberyard owner hammers Obama on 'You didn't build that' | Fox News
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Oh I love this. Americans speaking out. There is hope for us yet. The silent majority might be alive and well and starting to wake up.

Was driving down a rural highway here and passed one of those metal carport dealers. They have some samples built that you can see as you drive by. Sign hanging off one of them.."I built this all by myself".
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Awesome!!!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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It is awesome!

When Mr. Gaster started his lumbar and hardware company, he was literally in the middle of nowhere. No towns, no water supply, no roads to bring the public to his business, no police to protect his property, no railroads to bring in his lumber, no electricity to run his lights or his sawmill, nothing. He built his business from the literal ground up, going out into the virgin forests to cut down trees and drag them back to his lumbar yard, creating hardware of every shape and sort.

What a man!
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It is awesome!

When Mr. Gaster started his lumbar and hardware company, he was literally in the middle of nowhere. No towns, no water supply, no roads to bring the public to his business, no police to protect his property, no railroads to bring in his lumber, no electricity to run his lights or his sawmill, nothing. He built his business from the literal ground up, going out into the virgin forests to cut down trees and drag them back to his lumbar yard, creating hardware of every shape and sort.

What a man!
Infrastructure was never part of "doing it yourself" until Obama decreed it so.
Such are the koolaid drinkers of America. Thankfully they are not the business owners.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Most, but not all, businesspersons are reasonably intelligent. Though, most small businesses fail ... for various reasons. Those who succeed understand the many things that contribute to success. They understand they, themselves, don't do this 100% on their own. Those who don't understand this are ignorant.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Funny how people are still trying to push this tired lie. Everybody knows what the full context was, the only people that pay this any attention, are those that are also trying to push the lie. But, it is amusing.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Go Gaster..
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Funny how people are still trying to push this tired lie. Everybody knows what the full context was, the only people that pay this any attention, are those that are also trying to push the lie. But, it is amusing.
Even more amusing is that the Obama campaign, which is short money, has to spend on ads to "clarify" just what the President meant.

IMO he worded that phrase very badly by not mentioning or giving credit to the owner of the business.
It came across that if government didn't do what they did your business would not exist.

This is a gaff he may come to regret.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Funny how people are still trying to push this tired lie. Everybody knows what the full context was, the only people that pay this any attention, are those that are also trying to push the lie. But, it is amusing.
Yes. But the believers in the "tired lie" represent the most ignorant in our society. Just monitor the www and other media outlets to see who it is who's repeating these things. They're all wearing tin-foil hats.
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