• Your Tax Dollars Pay for This Douche

    January 9, 2015

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    Posted in: Embassy/State

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    See that? It is a Christmas card, with the official seal of the United States on it. See the guy on the card? He is the American ambassador to Finland. You pay his salary. You paid for his Christmas card. You pay for him to be a douche and represent your country.

    The guy of all guys you see is Bruce Oreck. Oreck earned his lifetime title of ambassador and job by being the major son of famed vacuum cleaner manufacturer David Oreck, and by being a major Obama bundler and Democratic contributor ($500,000 in donations.) Oreck also served as Executive Vice President for his privately held family business, the major Oreck Corporation. So yeah, a self-made man.

    Oreck is what is called a “political appointee,” someone who gets a cushy job like ambassador just because the president wants him to have it. No qualifications other than being tight with the president by buying his favor.

    Fun Fact: Close to half of America’s ambassadors are “political appointees.” This tradition, pretty much unique to the U.S. and third world crap nations, crosses all party lines and is warmly embraced by both Democrats and Republicans. These political appointees range from mildly competent to complete idiots, with a heavy lean toward the latter. See above.

    But Oreck is no slouch. As an ambassador, Oreck’s signature accomplishment so far, not including the photo here, has been to get the U.S. government to spend more money on the very important U.S. embassy in Finland. Indeed, an official USG report acknowledged that “the embassy renovation project would not have been funded or advanced at an accelerated pace without the constant pressure of the ambassador, both from Helsinki and during frequent trips to Washington.” Oreck picked up 250,000 frequent flier miles (ambassadors fly first class, ‘natch, and get to keep their taxpayer-funded miles for personal use) in dozens of trips between Washington, D.C., and Helsinki to personally address concerns. Luckily, he was able to divert scarce State Department building and security funds from dumps like Benghazi.

    In case you are not sure by this point if Oreck is or is not a douche, check out his Facebook page.

    The worst insult of all, however, is the kindergarten level Photoshopped tattoos. Look at his upper right shoulder. Steroids really fry your brain.

    Proud of you America!



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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      God, his dick must be REALLY small.

      01/9/15 12:47 PM | Comment Link

    • Is Ambassador Bruce Oreck Making A Fool Out Of The US? said...

      2

      […] author Peter Van Buren explains: “Close to half of America’s ambassadors are ‘political appointees.’ This […]

      01/9/15 2:15 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Hahahahahahahaha…ohohohohohohohoh..hahahahahahaha(choke choke)..heehehehehehehehehehe… hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

      Oh. My. God.

      note to self..file under

      Certifiably, Incurable Malignant Megalomamia

      01/9/15 3:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Helen Marshall said...

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      I’m sure the Finns are just crazy about this guy and the approval rating of the US in general has gone through the stratosphere since he arrived. Now let’s see if Noah Mamet can do the same for us in Argentina! Oh, that’s right, he doesn’t speak any form of Spanish so he can only impress the English-speaking folks.

      01/9/15 5:48 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps..If “douchebag” could be quantified, this guy would equal infinity. What I really don’t understand is why the State Department isn’t imploding from embarrasment. I mean..

      C…’MAAN!

      01/9/15 5:48 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      Putrid and pornographic in the Savasauna!

      01/9/15 7:12 PM | Comment Link

    • Amethyst said...

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      “The worst insult of all, however, is the kindergarten level Photoshopped tattoos”

      Check your facts, he’s obviously too clever for many – the t-shirt and tattoos are all body painting, not bad photoshop nor poor judgement.

      01/10/15 9:44 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...

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      Well, that changes everything. America’s image as a nation of egotistical, dumb ass frat boys is safe.

      01/10/15 1:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      01/10/15 12:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Olli said...

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      This “douche” is a great man. Unfortunately his countrymen will never learn about his services to US and Finland, because the American media neither knows about nor bothers to research his work beyond the annual holiday tomfoolery.

      Now, as a person who does in fact know a thing or two about his work, let me just say this: he’s done absolute wonders to promote America in Finland, tirelessly traveling the country giving speeches or lecturing about business or the environment. Ask any average Finn to name any local diplomats they know, and chances are they don’t know anyone, but they might know Bruce Oreck. He’s a guy who presents himself very well, but unlike you seem to think, there is not a shred of arrogance in his behaviour. He’s very laid-back, but still very well-behaved and I defy you to find a Finn who enjoys formalities. Hence, the bicep-curling giant of an Ambassador is very popular.

      He’s a man who does not get the recognition and respect he deserves in his home country, which he obviously loves. What a shame.

      “The worst insult of all, however, is the kindergarten level Photoshopped tattoos. Look at his upper right shoulder. Steroids really fry your brain”

      Nope, it’s bodypainting by current bodypainting world champion Riina Laine. Fact-checking is your friend, particularly when considering making offensive remarks.

      01/11/15 3:58 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The DEA likely has Ambassador Steroid on tape:

      Agents had been directed to obscure how such investigations truly began – not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges. The documents showed that federal agents were trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up the fact that the information originated from collecting phone records. That practice, some experts said, violated a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial.

      01/16/15 10:26 PM | Comment Link

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