Remember when right wingers were screaming about $16 "muffins"?

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    A couple of posts from the USMB:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/economy/186136-16-muffins-and-8-cups-of-coffee-wtf.html

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/media/186559-16-muffins-8-coffee-served-in-justice-audit.html

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/188225-shumer-tax-the-millionaires-2.html#post4234673

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/185916-how-much-is-a-fair-share-11.html#post4192592

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    Justice inspector general: Conference muffins weren't $16 - CNN

    The Hilton chain and conference organizers vigorously challenged the initial cost assertion, which cited the $4,200 cost for 250 muffins at a conference reception. The hotel chain said the muffin and pastry costs included fresh fruits and beverages, and that space for the conference was provided free of charge.

    That muffin didn't cost taxpayers $16 after all: USA Today

    On Friday, the IG's office reversed itself, saying that it had received additional information concerning food and beverage costs and that the department did not pay $16 per muffin at the conference by the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
    The additional information showed that the muffins were actually part of a modified continental breakfast priced at $16.80 and consisting of items such as pastries, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.

    DOJ Watchdog: $16 Muffin Report Overcooked | Executive Gov

    The original report said that the department spent $4,200 for 250 muffins, but the revised report indicates that the muffin figure included more than just a muffin. The revised report says the figure covered the cost of a continental breakfast at the conference, but does not break down the cost per item.

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    When this story came out, I was thinking this was a smaller scale "Obama took a trip costing 200 million dollars a day". Turns out I was right.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfdnLL422xA]O'Reilly Goes On Jon Stewart and Rants About Muffins - September 28, 2011 - YouTube[/ame]

    This only proves, if the story is too damn stupid to be true, then it's most definitely a "Republican Talking Point". America keeps voting them into office. We must be eating the muffins.
     
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    if the story is too damn stupid to be true, it must have come from a govt source, in this case, the inspector general of the DoJ.

    take it up with him/her/it.

    good one about you thinking, though. :lol:

    as if

    kudos
     
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    It wasn't much of a story until O'Reilly got a hold of it. I'm sure his rants forced them to spend taxpayer money to investigate something that was stupid.
     
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    so it's oreilly's fault for commenting on a news item that was factually incorrect due to the DoJ IG's incompetence?

    you're more stupid than i would have thought possible.

    :clap2:
     
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    Shouldn't this be moved to the stupid thread? :eusa_angel:
     
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    Remember when Dean wasn't a complete hack?

    I don't
     
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    Oh so a 16 dollar continental breakfast is better?

    It's still a waste of money that we don't have... 16 dollars is a rip off for breakfast you can go to ihop on that and get pancakes or dennys and get some all you can eat shit for half.
     
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    How do you propose we move the entire GOP into the the "stupid thread?"

    I like the idea, mind you, however, I just don't think it's feasible. :cool:
     
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    Get out of my head. $4200.00 for a breakfast?? Do you realize how many people could use that $ to get their mortgages caught up?? That's three months of unemployment benefits for someone in Georgia.

    How could anyone justify spending that much money on a breakfast???
     
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    Ever order room service in one of those major chain hotels?

    $16 for a feakin muffin sounds about normal.
     

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