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Donald Trump High Fives 11-Year-Old Frank Giaccio Who Came to Mow White House Lawn

Posted by Weary_Willie at September 16, 2017 10:16 AM
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Comment #419897

Weary, I commented on this young man yesterday in another column. What a great kid.

I wonder how many WB’ers had money making jobs outside the home around that same age.

I mowed lawns and had a paper route.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 16, 2017 3:21 PM
Comment #419899

Great kid? They showed him cutting a lawn and he was doing a really crappy job, leaving a couple of inches of uncut grass between rows. Hopefully someone made him go back and do it right.

Posted by: phx8 at September 16, 2017 3:25 PM
Comment #419901

Once again our Liberal Pal does not disappoint. Because he is perceived as a fan of President Trump; this kid is thrashed by phx8. Even children can’t escape the hate filled wrath of Liberals/Socialist.

Consider how many times this same Liberal has praised those who have done nothing at all to help themselves?

He favors affirmative action.

He favors handouts to those able to work, but won’t.

He favors illegals who break our laws and consume our resources.

He favors unions who base jobs on longevity, not competence.

He favors rewarding demonstrators who riot and pillage over the citizens affected.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 16, 2017 3:45 PM
Comment #419902

This kid had a “push” mower and it was easy to see he was working hard to do the job. He didn’t even stop, on his own, to speak with the president.

Question for Weary. If this was the son of some Liberal; would the kid, or his parents have demanded; a riding mower, two ten minute breaks every hour, lemonade on demand, a sweatband and new work shoes, and a pension plan?

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 16, 2017 3:51 PM
Comment #419906

If he was a liberal I doubt he would even be doing the job. Kids don’t mow lawns now. They’re spoiled.
I had to mow my lawn since I was about 12. I had a paper route and I also mowed other people’s lawns. I shoveled walks in the winter. I stuffed chickens and helped on some farms tending the animals. Now a days, people want 15$ and hour doing a job a trained monkey could do. I’m not criticizing those who do work at McDonalds, but for 15$ an hour!? That’s crazy!
phx8 ought to be ashamed of himself for criticizing a kid. I’d miss my stride if the President of the United States was interrupting my work. phx8 has a problem with optimism. It’s sad.


Posted by: Weary Willie at September 16, 2017 8:51 PM
Comment #419909

Sorry, but I don’t ascribe to the ‘everybody wins first prize for participating’ philosophy. Do the job right, or don’t do it at all. I’m not sure a kid that young should be handling a push mower, but whatever.

If the kid suffered from some sort of retardation then of course I would give it a pass and praise him anyway. We all do the best we can. But there’s no point pretending someone who should be able to do better is succeeding when they do a crappy job.

Posted by: phx8 at September 16, 2017 11:38 PM
Comment #419912

phx8 just proved I was right when I said a liberal wouldn’t even be doing the job.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 17, 2017 5:07 AM
Comment #419915

Instead of using child labor to save a buck IMHO it would be wiser for Trump to cut Secret Service expenses protecting him and the rest of the extended Putin clan at his various estates.

SO why is it so many of you old conservatives think kids don’t do anything these days? A couple of my grandsons did the lawn mowing thing two summers ago to earn some spending money. Newspaper routes are all done by adults driving cars in our service economy. Try getting a job as a teen or pre-teen stuffing chickens in 48 of the 50 states in this age. Yet you blame the youngsters for being lazy!


When I tell my grandkids I had to walk 5 miles to school, uphill both ways, they seem to lose patience with me. Seems to me you guys are in the same boat. Expecting kids to take service industry jobs away from hard working American men trying to support their families so they can make exaggerated claims of hard work and tough times to their progeny is sad isn’t it?

Posted by: j2t2 at September 17, 2017 3:34 PM
Comment #419916

What a sheltered and uninteresting life some libbies like j2t2 lead. He has never heard of kids washing cars, pets, and lawns for spending money. Babysitting is unheard of today?

I know kids who make money doing all kinds of things that don’t take “service industry jobs” away from Americans as do many illegals.

Liberals are simply pathetic.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 17, 2017 3:44 PM
Comment #419917

Time to put on my football gear and watch the Cowboys tame the Broncos and the Packers to clip the Falcons feathers.

I love football and other sports. All this political crap creeping into sports will soon be gone as average Americans show their displeasure.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 17, 2017 3:49 PM
Comment #419918
What a sheltered and uninteresting life some libbies like j2t2 lead. He has never heard of kids washing cars, pets, and lawns for spending money. Babysitting is unheard of today?

How quick to jump to the wrong conclusion Royal. To think you have an interesting life simply because kids do things for their parents and perhaps even neighbors for some spending money! It is typical and common yet conservatives would have us believe kids are spoiled today.

Liberals are simply pathetic.

So judgemental, so hateful. Yet it is the liberal that is pathetic!

Posted by: j2t2 at September 17, 2017 4:40 PM
Comment #419919

The cat is out of the bag on this one. The comments above are split down the middle with conservatives in favor of instilling the work ethic into children at a young age and liberals who think only the worst can come from it.

I think it goes further than a work ethic where liberals are concerned. What they truly despise and are trying to destroy is the discipline in our youth that makes them exceptional Americans.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 17, 2017 5:05 PM
Comment #419920

Wow Weary where did you get that out of what was said in this thread? I didn’t see any discussion of a work ethic, I saw you saying todays kids are spoiled and overpaid should they make $15/hr at an ape can do it job! I saw conservatives using a young kid for political gain. But not one word on work ethic.

You know an ape can dig ditches, sit in the cab of a tractor using GPS to till the ground and many other labor jobs that helped build this country.

Posted by: j2t2 at September 17, 2017 5:27 PM
Comment #419921

This entire post was conceived around the work ethic, j2t2. Sorry you missed it. Perhaps if you weren’t trying to score political points at all costs you would have realized it.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 17, 2017 5:33 PM
Comment #419922

So let me get this straight Weary you have interpreted the kid from Boston cutting the grass one time at the white house, a bit of reality TV self aggrandizement, as some liberal conspiracy to destroy discipline in the youth of our country! Really?

I read the same thread you did and it seems to me we should worry more about old conservatives seeing conspiracies all the time.

Posted by: j2t2 at September 17, 2017 5:54 PM
Comment #419923
This entire post was conceived around the work ethic, j2t2. Sorry you missed it.

Despite not being mentioned once in either the link or your post? High fiving the kid and saying he is the future of the country translates to work ethic! Perhaps I need a secret decoder ring available only to true conservatives Weary. OR maybe a translator to translate conservative speak to regular English.


Perhaps if you weren’t trying to score political points at all costs you would have realized it.

Projecting again, or some subliminal message to conservatives? Please send me the decoder ring Weary. I mean what possible political points could I be scoring?

Posted by: j2t2 at September 17, 2017 6:08 PM
Comment #419924

j2t2,
This is one of the stranger threads I’ve seen. RF & WW make assumptions and then denounce liberals for reasons only they understand. Like you said, it takes a magic decoder ring to figure this one out.

Posted by: phx8 at September 17, 2017 6:20 PM
Comment #419925
This is one of the stranger threads I’ve seen. RF & WW make assumptions and then denounce liberals for reasons only they understand.

It seems the norm lately phx8. They cannot justify much of the do nothing Congress or the Trump administration so they attack with these tired old myths and misinformation. Even the conservative media has fallen on hard times with their half truths and outright lies.

Time to put on my football gear and watch the Cowboys tame the Broncos….

How’d that work out for you Royal? The Cowboys couldn’t even get out of the chutes on them Broncos.

Posted by: j2t2 at September 17, 2017 10:32 PM
Comment #419930

I think the fact you two are actually afraid of lawn mowers speaks for itself.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 18, 2017 7:56 AM
Comment #419935

Weary, I read today that this kid wrote to President Trump and said he usually charged his neighbors $8 to mow the lawn but he would not charge to do the White House as it would “enhance his resume”. Ya gotta love this kid.

The Boys did not play well against the Broncos and the Packers did not play well against the Falcons either.

That’s football. It’s just a game; and if the teams I root for lose I don’t panic.

It was phx8 who decided to trash this kid for some political reason I suspect. Weary and I praised the kid and our Liberal Pals just couldn’t stand it.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 18, 2017 4:01 PM
Comment #419936

I don’t think Frank Giaccio deserves any praise. Mowing lawns is certainly a good thing for an eleven year old to do, but there’s nothing exceptional about it. Do we praise Mr. Giaccio for remembering to breathe? I do not think this is a sort of situation that calls for participation trophies.

I started mowing my dad’s lawn when I was Frank Giaccio’s age and I began mowing my mom’s lawn soon thereafter. I used a gasoline push mower for my Dad’s lawn and a human-powered manual mower for my Mom’s lawn. I did not earn any hard currency for my efforts, but I earned tokens that I could exchange for permission to play video games or watch television. I earned similar tokens for other chores such as washing the dishes, taking out the trash or sorting the laundry. I do not consider the assistance I gave to running the house to be in anyway exceptional or commendable.

My parents never tolerated idleness in their houses. When I was old enough to look after myself, I was promptly instructed to volunteer at my local library. In the summer of 2003, I shelved books for 15-20 hours every week. After two years of that, I finally got my work permit and I had the pleasure of sweating my ass off weeding kale by hand in the July heat for a local organic vegetable farm. Fortunately, my weekly paycheck provided a bit of relief as well as enough spending money to power a teenager’s social life.

Posted by: Warren Porter at September 18, 2017 5:33 PM
Comment #419937

Look, I cut lawns and delivered papers from the age of 11. Later, I painted houses, and during college I worked in a steel mill and asphalted driveways. For some reason, WW & RF imagine liberals don’t cut their lawns, or their kids don’t work, or some messed up thing that I can’t even fathom. Calling attention to a kid who cut a lawn and did a crappy job is just strange.

Posted by: phx8 at September 18, 2017 5:59 PM
Comment #419939

“I don’t think Frank Giaccio deserves any praise.”

Sorry Warren, I think he is a great kid and this story is actually uplifting. I praise him for his work ethic and great attitude. I believe he will be a great success in life.

I am glad that Warren and phx8 have joined in to recount some of their working achievements at a young age.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 18, 2017 6:54 PM
Comment #419941

RF,

Are we going to praise Frank Giaccio for tying his shoelaces too? It’s certainly great that he doesn’t wear velcro anymore.

Posted by: Warren Porter at September 18, 2017 9:26 PM
Comment #419949

I commend both Warren Porter and phx8 for their work ethic at their early age. It builds character and discipline. Good for both of you! Good for Frank Giaccio!

I haven’t had the opportunity to see either of you in real life. I can assume you were not a fatty like the kids who sit on the couch playing video games all day. Frank Gaiccio’s work ethic will help to keep him on the healthy side. Perhaps we should be praising him for doing his part in reducing the healthcare debacle this country is currently experiencing instead of criticizing him for political points.

Are you a little fatty couch potato, j2t2? I haven’t read your resume yet.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 19, 2017 9:01 AM
Comment #419950
Are you a little fatty couch potato, j2t2? I haven’t read your resume yet.

So Weary you want my bonafides! Can you accept the consequences of having a ruined myth to deal with? Imagine my pride that I could pass muster on some conservative/fascist test of young virility.

Well I started young working with cousins and uncles on farm chores during the summers. Later I had a paper route I worked for several years. Then it was pumping gas and washing delivery trucks at a local gas station. Oh BTW between me and my brother we did mow the lawn, amongst other chores, at our house and on occasion went out into the neighborhood and mowed lawns for some spending money.

But enough about me. How does this prove or disprove anything about the work ethic of kids today? Or were you digging to keep those tired old conservative myths alive?

Posted by: j2t2 at September 19, 2017 11:16 AM
Comment #419952

Warren asks; “Are we going to praise Frank Giaccio for tying his shoelaces too?”

I sometimes wonder why some Liberals are so hateful towards others. If I believe that developing a work ethic at a young age is praiseworthy; why is it important for some Liberal to denounce or belittle my belief?

Most of the Liberals on WatchBlog have recounted their own early work experience. I wonder if any of them believe they were ill-treated, or ill-advised. I wonder if any of them believe it was a valuable experience.

My childhood jobs were not forced upon me by parents. I wanted to earn money and knew, from my parents example, that work and earning money had a direct relationship. I believe that understanding work, earning money and independence are paramount for future success of children.

And, Warren; that is why I praise this kid who may just impart these important life lessons to others.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 19, 2017 2:52 PM
Comment #419956

That’s my question, also. Why do phx8 and j2t2 consider the efforts of Frank Giaccio so evil and destructive when they did the same, perhaps more, when they were his age?

I don’t get it. Perhaps you ask the pertinent question, Royal Flush.

why is it important for some Liberal to denounce or belittle my belief?

If a liberal were to consider working for a living and was proud of it, and phx8 praised that liberal, would j2t2 bitch about it?

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 19, 2017 6:09 PM
Comment #419959
I sometimes wonder why some Liberals are so hateful towards others. If I believe that developing a work ethic at a young age is praiseworthy; why is it important for some Liberal to denounce or belittle my belief?

Originally, I wasn’t going to participate in this conversation. I did not consider it important to share my view that mowing a lawn isn’t an earth shattering task for an eleven year old to accomplish. Mr. Giaccio’s efforts to mow the White House lawn are inconsequential to me and nothing other than a photo opportunity. I really could not care less.

However, Wearie Willie’s insinuation that liberals must be lazy video gaming couch potatoes changed things for me. I do not understand why praising Frank Giaccio must become an opportunity to bash one’s political opponents.

And before your inevitable injection, phx8’s comment regarding the quality of Mr. Giaccio’s mowing did not politicize this discussion. That was accomplished by your response to phx8, which did not address his view that Mr. Giaccio’s mowing was of poor quality.

I cannot judge the accuracy of phx8’s claim given that I have not seen Mr. Giaccio’s handiwork nor do I much desire to waste time on such a trivial matter. However, I will say that neither my Dad nor any other of the adults who mentored me when I was young would ever have praised me for mowing the lawn if I had left ribbons of uncut grass between mowing rows.

You had a paper route when you were little. Would you have received praise from your elders if you had mistakenly delivered your papers to the wrong address or delivered them far later in the day than was expected?

Posted by: Warren Porter at September 19, 2017 6:52 PM
Comment #419960

Praising attitude and willingness to achieve is lost on my Liberal Pals.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 19, 2017 7:10 PM
Comment #419961

Had phx8 and j2t2 simply acknowledged his effort, as the president, Royal Flush, and I have, or ignored it altogether like you have, the thread would have been ended after a few comments.

That didn’t happen. phx8 and then j2t2 had to criticize. They had to piss in the cheerios. You can go so far as to say they instigated the entire conversation. When we defend what we hold dear, the kid’s work ethic, it’s now you want to chime in and focus on what you consider my rudeness.

It was phx8 and j2t2 that challenged the entire premise of the post. They couldn’t simply leave it alone and then get testy when we disagree. What did they expect? Did they expect Royal Flush and I to simply agree with them and allow them to pat us on the head?

I think this is great!
I don’t
You’re right, I don’t think it’s great.
Gu’ boy

I think far too many liberals think that’s how the conversation is supposed to go.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 19, 2017 7:41 PM
Comment #419962
Sorry, but I don’t ascribe to the ‘everybody wins first prize for participating’ philosophy. Do the job right, or don’t do it at all. I’m not sure a kid that young should be handling a push mower, but whatever. If the kid suffered from some sort of retardation then of course I would give it a pass and praise him anyway. We all do the best we can. But there’s no point pretending someone who should be able to do better is succeeding when they do a crappy job.
Posted by: phx8 at September 16, 2017 11:38 PM

Where, on what planet, would this be considered constructive?

If you don’t ascribe to that then why do you support the current education system? Why do you support the Democratic party? Why do you support progressivism? White man speak with forked tongue.

You would give him a pass? You would praise him anyway? Isn’t that what you just said you wouldn’t do? Not only are you discriminating against your retarded person, you’re belittling his effort!

If that comment wasn’t the epitome of hypocrisy I don’t know what would be!


By the way, phx8. Not to change the subject, but to tell you again. You’re WRONG! Reports show they did eavesdrop on phone calls that Trump was part of. It’s like they wait until you open your mouth, phx8. They wait for you to be wrong.


Posted by: Weary Willie at September 19, 2017 7:58 PM
Comment #419963

Weary, it is tiresome at times to attempt to reason with those who hold different values. We can no longer even agree on our Founding and the inspired men involved. There are those who always see the United States as an oppressor and never see the United States as a liberator and beacon of freedom and liberty to others.

When we say “America First”, it isn’t to denigrate others; but to praise ourselves for what we have accomplished.

We praise the father and mother family, work ethic, religious morality, capitalism and self reliance. These are the bedrock of our civilization. Where in the world do these values not work?

We hear the clamoring of those who would point us in a different direction towards one-world government and socialism. They would sail our ship from safe shores that have harbored a great nation for hundreds of years; to the seas of tyranny, poverty, and enslavement.

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 19, 2017 8:01 PM
Comment #419964

They say America is the best country in the world and then they want to change it. Progressives made their changes at the expense of our founding principals and paid for it when the world was begging at our doorstep. The world was literally begging at our doorstep and the progressive movement squandered those gains on programs and attitudes that could never be supported when the rest of the world got on it’s feet.

We’re experiencing the hangover of the post WWII binge and all the Progressives can think of is “hair of the dog”.


Posted by: Weary Willie at September 19, 2017 8:20 PM
Comment #419965

Isn’t one of this country’s most cherished principals to support people with different values? I wonder why progressives can’t support conservative values alongside progressive values? Why must progressive values cancel out conservative values before progressive values can be achieved?
I’m flummoxed. Perhaps there is an ulterior motive at play.

Posted by: Weary Willie at September 19, 2017 8:23 PM
Comment #419969
I sometimes wonder why some Liberals are so hateful towards others.

Perhaps Royal it is because you are hateful towards them. You seem unable to see the fault in conservatives but it is readily apparent to most of us. For someone who seems to enjoy using myth and misinformation to attack Liberals with your hateful attitude you sure are tender when called on your nonsense.

If I believe that developing a work ethic at a young age is praiseworthy; why is it important for some Liberal to denounce or belittle my belief?

No one actually said anything to the contrary. If you look back at the comments I think you will see that phx8 takes exception to the poor quality job that was done by the kid while you seem to want to reward anyone who participates with a trophy, so emotional. I took exception to the kid traveling from Boston to DC to cut Trumps lawn for free just to pad his resume. Grandstanding IMHO.

Nothing to do with developing a work ethic. In fact if Weary wouldn’t have mentioned it who would have known it was the topic of his post.
In fact what has actually transpired is we all seem to share a common value in developing a work ethic. You would have us believe it is a conservative value, with all your blathering, yet we have seen it is a shared value.

Why do phx8 and j2t2 consider the efforts of Frank Giaccio so evil and destructive when they did the same, perhaps more, when they were his age?

Wow here we go again, first thanks for yet another strawman Weary. You must not have liked the response to the earlier comments as you now are deflecting with this strawman. Secondly who said anything about about evil and destructive? Is it beyond you guys to make a comment that is factual?


Weary, it is tiresome at times to attempt to reason with those who hold different values.

Hey its a job for you isn’t it Royal? I swear you conservatives get so emotional, can’t you guys just once stop and use your head, use some logic, use some reasoning skills instead of throwing every logical fallacy you can invent at every comment? Its no wonder your tired. I would be tired too if I spent all my time whining about my feelings just because someone responded to my hateful comments in kind.

We can no longer even agree on our Founding and the inspired men involved.

Well thank Beck and the other revisionist for that. Of course you must assume we ever could agree. The difference today is the lack of civility since Limbaugh and the other shock jocks that control the conservative airwaves have made insults the preferred form of communication.


There are those who always see the United States as an oppressor and never see the United States as a liberator and beacon of freedom and liberty to others.

And there are those whose belief system allows for any company that wants to can get the government to force Indian reservations to accept pipelines on their tribal property, as an example. It’s easy to look back and see that once we were the beacon of liberty and freedom but that was for some of us not all of us…right? It use to be “give me your poor, your tired,your huddled masses yearning to be free…” Now the conservative message under Trump is ” stay home unless you are rich.

We were Liberators once as well Royal but that was WWII. Since then we seem to be more of an oppressor in many countries as well as here at home. Who would have thought the police would be militarized in this country? That our new president would relax the rules making it easier for the government to confiscate cash without a conviction?

Seeing things for what they are isn’t a value you seem to hold but you sure do get the prize for blind obedience. We can still love this country even with it’s flaws and criticize it’s shortcomings Royal.

Posted by: j2t2 at September 19, 2017 11:03 PM
Comment #419973

“Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great” President Obama

I recall our Pals on the Left highly praising this student for his achievement. Why then the disparaging comments about the kid who mowed the White House lawn?

Posted by: Royal Flush at September 20, 2017 2:01 PM
Comment #419975

Because it was Obama Royal. Anything he did they praised. Anything to do with Trump, Well you know the story Royal.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at September 20, 2017 2:21 PM
Comment #419977

One thing the internet has taught us, it taught us how the Democratic party stayed in power throughout our nations history. It taught us how they muscle laws into existence. It taught us what they do to people who stand in their way.

None of what we talk about would be an issue 50 years ago because it would have been kept secret. Just like “guns and butter”, except this time people who oppose issues can have their say. I think they’re saying goodbye to the Democratic party.


Posted by: Weary Willie at September 20, 2017 7:40 PM
Comment #420139

RF,

Maybe Ahmed deserved a little bit of support after facing unjust treatment by his local school? Nobody called the cops on account of Frank’s lawnmower.

Posted by: Warren Porter at September 26, 2017 11:23 AM
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