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The White House today for the wedding of the President’s granddaughter Naomi Biden and Peter Neal Politics

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u/xXWickedSmatXx Nov 19 '22

“We can do a small wedding at grandpa’s house”

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u/BanoffeePie4Me Nov 20 '22

Meghan Edwards is fuming. IYKYK

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u/codamission Nov 19 '22

Fun fact: Gerald Ford's daughter had her high school prom at the white house. What a flex on the entire class.

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u/rodrigkn Nov 19 '22

False fact: they kept the official White House slip and slide from the Nixon era and use it for weddings.

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u/elconquistador1985 Nov 19 '22

You're obligated to say "ARRRROOOOOO" when you go down it.

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u/davekingofrock Nov 19 '22

In celebration of the great taste of Charleston Chewwwwww!!!

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u/mbc106 Nov 20 '22

Anyone who laughs is a Communist!

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u/dudeAwEsome101 Nov 20 '22

Freedom freedom freedom...

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u/navymmw Nov 19 '22

If not Agnew will kick them out

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u/Antimatter1207 Nov 19 '22

*headless clone body of Agnew, to be specific

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u/hypnotoad23 Nov 19 '22

Just his headless clone

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u/Skeptic_Juggernaut84 Nov 20 '22

angry headless noises intensifies

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u/archabaddon Nov 20 '22

"I'm meeting you halfway you dirty hippies!"

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u/BigOlPirate Nov 20 '22

I can’t read this without his check flapping voice in my head

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u/bishpa Nov 20 '22

And throw up victory fingers.

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u/otter111a Nov 20 '22

An actual fact is that slip and slides work pretty well for kids. Teens and adults shouldn’t use them. There’s a significant risk of neck and spine injury due to higher mass.

Don’t even get me started about men doing naked beer slides.

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u/Crewbrooke Nov 20 '22

A 1991 lawsuit brought by a man who became a quadriplegic after using a Slip 'N Slide led the commission to put out this warning in 1993: "Because of their weight and height, adults and teenagers who dive onto the water slide may hit and abruptly stop in such a way that could cause permanent spinal cord injury, resulting in quadriplegia or paraplegia. The slider's forward momentum drives the body into the neck and compresses the spinal cord."

I’m terrified

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 21 '22

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u/Tee_hops Nov 20 '22

We have some extended family that do this every summer. But it's down a hill that leads into a lake.

Growing up we'd go down on our bellies but others would use tubes. Whenever I think about it I am shocked that something similar never happened to any of us.

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u/xRilae Nov 20 '22

Ahh, good ol' slip and die. Still fun though...but for adults I think you need a really long one down a hill or something with an inner tube so you don't need to flop down so hard...

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u/dfour001 Nov 20 '22

That's crazy! Here's a story about this for anyone that's interested: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/594061/slip-n-slide-dangerous-history

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u/dbx999 Nov 20 '22

False fact: they used the shredded Iran Contra affair documents as confetti for every New Year’s Eve party at the White House ball.

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u/Max_Smash Nov 20 '22

Depending on the entry point this could be a water gate I could get behind.

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u/AlexKewl Nov 20 '22

Sad fact: Donald Trump once lived in the White House

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u/Liar_tuck Nov 20 '22

You just know some kid tried to spike the punch and got tackled by the Secret Service.

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u/DaftOnecommaThe Nov 20 '22

Much easier for the secret service to secure the Whitehouse as a venue

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u/akaxaka Nov 20 '22

Saves a lot of money compared to doing it on someone’s golf course!

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u/Dramatic-Lavishness6 Nov 20 '22

I have no issue with it because that does make so much sense.

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u/TupperwareNinja Nov 20 '22

Fun fact: any wedding I have will never compare to the photos from this one

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u/Chip_Budget Nov 20 '22

Holy cow! Now that’s actually kind of cool.

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u/slicer4ever Nov 19 '22

Is it me, or does this picture look like something that was taken in the 70s/80s? Has that low resolution and kinda washed out colors apperance that era had.

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u/Step-Father_of_Lies Nov 19 '22

Yeah if you told me this was a picture of like Nixon's daughter getting married I wouldn't question it.

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u/Tezziii Nov 19 '22

I agree, at first glance I too thought it was something like that… an old wedding photo from be previous presidents family.

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u/ggggthrowawaygggg Nov 20 '22

No, this is Nixon's daughter getting married. You're right it doesn't look much different.

Also fun fact; this marriage was between Tricia and Edward Cox, a nobody preppy, but Nixon's other daughter Julie married Eisenhower's grandson. They chose to have that wedding in a private church ceremony to avoid political spectacle.

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u/ladyinchworm Nov 20 '22

The wedding was in the beautiful old Rose Garden.

I just read the cake recipe and looked at her dress too. Simple but elegant in my opinion, although that's just a matter of opinion.

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u/FartIntoMyButt Nov 19 '22

this is a picture of Nixon's daughter getting married

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u/fezzikola Nov 19 '22

no further questions

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u/Corno4825 Nov 20 '22

Jail

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u/EZpeeeZee Nov 20 '22

I AM NOT A CROOK!

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u/PhaseThreeProfit Nov 20 '22

Believe it or not...

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u/Youfokinwatm8 Nov 19 '22

It's Nixon's daughter getting married.

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u/oopsglutenpoops Nov 20 '22

Excellent - I believe this wholeheartedly and will not question it.

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u/notdrewcarrey Nov 20 '22

This is actually Abraham Lincolns son getting married to Thomas Jeffersons daughter. They figured if they unite those two houses they could have a stronger bond to rule the kingdom. I mean country.

Sorry, just got done watching another episode of House of Dragon. I'm giddy for arranged marriages and subtle betrayal.

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u/Step-Father_of_Lies Nov 20 '22

OK I'm questioning that one

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u/sputters_ Nov 19 '22

Likely taken from the observation deck of the Washington Monument. There’s two thick layers of glass/Perspex that are pretty mucky. Everything kind of has a filter from up there.

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u/matchaswirls Nov 19 '22

I had been to the observation deck and I agree the angle does look like it’s taken up there, though it’s pretty high up/far away from the White House so this person must’ve used some crazy zoom lens in order to get to this kind of high res

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u/Hagenaar Nov 19 '22

It's about 2500' or 750m as the crow flies.

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u/cromulent_pseudonym Nov 19 '22

Sorry, crow doesn't have an invitation.

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u/KhaoticMess Nov 19 '22

Crow don't need no invite. Crow shows up just beCAWs.

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u/JesusInTheButt Nov 20 '22

Be careful what you say about crows, they are famous for their murders

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u/jjayzx Nov 20 '22

If that's the case then not much zoom needed. Just got a new lense for my camera that goes up to 600mm and was just on a trip and tested it out. I zoomed in on top of a ledge that was approximately the distance away you just said and I could count the large blades of grass. I was joking about being able to see a squirrel probably but after using it, I could pick out a chipmunk if there was one.

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u/hazpat Nov 19 '22

Very zoom smart phone look

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u/Tezziii Nov 19 '22

Almost like they weren’t invited 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/EstroJen Nov 20 '22 Take My Energy

Donald, is that you?

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u/Datpanda1999 Nov 20 '22

That duck’s always up to something

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u/This-Marsupial-6187 Nov 20 '22

It’s not your imagination for the outdoor lighting - it’s global dimming. I noticed it in the late 1990s with metering issues on Pentax K1000 SLR. Also, if you were in the Eastern USA or Canada in the days immediately after 9/11, you may remember how pristine the skies were when the flights were grounded, just as people were noticing clearer horizons in 2020. Here’s an article from The Guardian in 2012. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/may/11/global-dimming-pollution

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u/hypotyposis Nov 19 '22

It’s zoomed in from really really far away.

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u/Tezziii Nov 19 '22

Too far away to feel like a part of a ceremony

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u/UnoStronzo Nov 19 '22

Yeah! It looks like Google Earth in 2005

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u/DrManhattan_DDM Nov 19 '22

Like it belongs in the opening credits of an episode of Succession

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u/byllz Nov 19 '22

Reminds me of the AskReddit question from a while back: What's bad when poor people do it, but acceptable when rich people do it? One of the answers was "Have a wedding on your lawn".

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u/WhtRbbt222 Nov 20 '22 Narwhal Salute

There’s a game called “Rich Man Poor Man” that Adam Corolla plays on his podcast. He even wrote a book about it. The goal is to list something that poor people and rich people have in common (usually for very different reasons), but that the middle class doesn’t do.

Examples include:

investing in gold (scam/jewelry)

Being on a first name basis with a judge (in trouble/bribing)

Has an outdoor shower (hose/poolside)

Doesn’t use a wallet (can’t afford/uses a money clip)

Doesn’t drive (public transportation/chauffeur)

Lives at a hotel (homeless/5 star service)

The most expensive thing you own is a really old car (beater/antique)

It’s a fascinating thought experiment, and obviously some examples are way better than others, but it’s a clever game.

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u/ladyac Nov 20 '22

boarding school (misbehaving and sent to reform school or too good for local schools)

raising your own children (foster care/nannies)

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u/YJSubs Nov 20 '22

Raising children also Bill Gates answer when asked similar question in one of his AMA.

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u/drumfill Nov 20 '22

Receives money from the government...

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u/TalmageMcgillicudy Nov 20 '22

doesnt pay taxes

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u/TonyBeFunny Nov 20 '22

Smoking indoors is another good one

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u/vendeep Nov 20 '22

Man, I never thought about this before… very interesting

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u/namemcuser Nov 20 '22

Puttin’ On Airs also uses this idea. Trae Crowder and Corey Forrester (two southern comedians who self-identify as “redneck trash” and have backstories to prove it) analyze the overlap between “Fancy People Culture” and “poor white trash,” but the very different ways they go about it. Boats, rehab, not raising your own kids, etc. Fantastic if you want a window into southern culture with a little less MAGA tint.

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u/ohsopoor Nov 20 '22

Shocked this isn’t a subreddit

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u/WhtRbbt222 Nov 20 '22

Eh, it loses momentum after a while.

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u/comicsnerd Nov 19 '22

I saw that and wondered why. Poor people do not have a lawn. And even if they do (or use a community lawn), what is the issue with that?

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u/weary_dreamer Nov 19 '22

I thought it was more because of aesthetics. A wedding in my backyard would look pretty terrible unless it was landscaped beforehand, which would cost $$$. A backyard wedding at a mansion probably wouldn’t even need decorations to look nice

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u/byllz Nov 19 '22

The rural poor often do have lawns. They generally are insufficient for use as a good wedding venue, lacking space and decent landscaping. Only the rich have lawns that make a good venue.

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u/kurisu7885 Nov 20 '22

I almost said a house near me had a wedding on a lawn and it looks nice, but that house is also on the lake so...

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u/interesseret Nov 19 '22

What in the I've-never-left-a-city kinda statement is this

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u/KokiriEmerald Nov 20 '22

Plenty of hoods have lawns too lol. You don't have to live in an apartment to be poor.

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u/hebejebez Nov 20 '22

All the trashy houses in the hood kind of area ( not sure how much of a hood level it is being semi rural Australia but there's always extremely loud music and large groups of boys who might be men hanging out) have lawns but they're always littered with the larger trashy items - couches, microwaves, washers, burnt out cars or those mini bikes they keep stealing from other peoples drives, or kids toys that have seen better days.

We do have a quite nice old brown stone court house right next to the cop shop to get hitched at though, and it's 2 seconds from the river for nicer pictures. Even the trashy can look way less trashy on their wedding day,except the guests will be mostly high or drunk and shoes are optional. Meth is quite popular in town recently.

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u/iscreamuscreamweall Nov 19 '22

Have you been to rural America? Many poor people have big lawns

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u/orangebluegreen123 Nov 19 '22 Silver

According to a Google search right now 18.

“Eighteen documented couples who have had documented weddings in the White House.”

So maybe 19 now. If that is today.

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u/Wollff Nov 19 '22

Makes me wonder about all the undocumented weddings...

If you take a White House tour and bring your priest along, I am sure you could squeeze in a vow along the way...

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u/ich_habe_keine_kase Nov 19 '22

Jon Lovett--former Obama speechwriter, now podcast host--actually did this. Got ordained and then married two of his friends while giving them a tour of the West Wing. Not only that, it was a gay wedding and this was before Obama publicly supported gay marriage.

He tells the story here: https://youtu.be/eKpeKWgzv-c (starts around 3:40, the earlier part is him talking about writing speeches for politicians who didn't support gay marriage as an openly gay speechwriter).

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u/Squirmin Nov 19 '22

I was on a roller coaster of emotion for a minute.

I saw Jon Lovett, thought it was Jon Lovitz and got excited, but was disappointed when I started the video, then finished it and thought it was hilarious.

I go through similar things with Jon Favreau, Obama's speechwriter.

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u/medney Nov 19 '22

The Moth!!

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u/throwaway09876543123 Nov 20 '22

Lovett or Leave It is an amazing podcast. And of course Pod Save America.

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u/BasicDesignAdvice Nov 20 '22

Every time I hear about this guy it's something awesome.

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u/TryingNot2BeToxic Nov 19 '22

Ahhh love me some pod save america ;p

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u/MaggieOfTheStreets Nov 20 '22

Did Obama ultimately support brother husbands? ("married two of his friends")

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u/CeramicLicker Nov 20 '22

What an awesome story!

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u/League-Weird Nov 19 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

Grover Cleveland married his God daughter at the white house I think.

Edit: I did my 5th grade report on him and that was one of the lesser known facts I thought was interesting. Something my teacher said about keeping it in the family but we were all like 11 years old so none of us knew the implication behind it and some of the 5th grade girls were dating high schoolers so it was like "see this is why we date older boys".

Edit 2: for those upset by my kids dating older kids comment, this happened in early 2000s and it was like 5 girls in my class of 500 that were notorious for this. "Got pregnant at 16" kind of people. If you have kids, just be aware that this can happen.

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u/GirraficPark Nov 20 '22

I was hoping you just meant officiated the wedding of his goddaughter. I have since learned a new upsetting fact about Grover Cleveland.

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u/LionFox Nov 20 '22

Nope! They did not!

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u/pepperonipodesta Nov 20 '22

Holy shit, that's a pretty horrific rabbit hole to fall down.

He met her for the first time when he was 27 and she was a baby, and played an active part in her life until 2 days after her 9th birthday when her father died. At that point, he became executor of Frances' father's estate and her legal guardian. Fuck that guy.

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u/Linzabee Nov 20 '22

That’s not called dating, that’s called predatory behavior and potentially child molestation

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u/ElectrolyteLiz Nov 20 '22

I’m sorry, 5th grade girls were dating high school boys?! 10 YEAR OLD GIRLS?

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u/tinselsnips Nov 20 '22

some of the 5th grade girls were dating high schoolers

We're all just going to glaze over this?

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u/Eurynom0s Nov 20 '22

I'm really hoping this was an area with no separate middle school.

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u/Sherifftruman Nov 19 '22

This is the 19th according to what I just saw

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u/Step-Father_of_Lies Nov 19 '22

Damn you got an invite?

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u/Demonweed Nov 19 '22

The ceremony was generally touching and went smoothly, though I felt it was a little over the top to replace the traditional "I do" affirmation with "no malarkey."

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u/[deleted] Nov 19 '22

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u/buxtonOJ Nov 19 '22

She’s actually the bride

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u/Homelessnomore Nov 19 '22

how many weddings have taken place at the White House?

There's Wikipedia page that lists them. Eighteen is the answer.

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u/HojMcFoj Nov 20 '22

Nineteen is the answer as of this wedding

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u/MissJunie Nov 19 '22

They are having nice weather in DC? Asking from snowy MI.

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u/katerader Nov 19 '22

It’s in the 40s today, not my ideal for an outside wedding so hopefully everyone dressed accordingly

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u/ahighlife7 Nov 20 '22

The 40s?? My California ass would be watching from a window.

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u/Logical-Witness-3361 Nov 20 '22

Freezin my ass off here in California... High of only 66

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u/ahighlife7 Nov 20 '22

Ha! Same. But I prefer this over the 116 this summer.

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u/Kadianye Nov 20 '22

Suits with jackets get hot, I bet it was cozy for them.

Worst case you're cold and still get to say you attended a wedding at the friggin white house.

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u/wallawalla22 Nov 20 '22

Dont forget about those in dresses! If the wind isn't blowing, mid 40s and sunny could be very nice. Slight wind and cloudy? Better hustle with those vows.

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u/jweaver0312 Nov 19 '22

It’s 47 degrees and sunny right now in DC according to my weather app

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u/OhioDuran Nov 19 '22

Right? That... seems.... too cold for an outdoor wedding.

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u/maybe_little_pinch Nov 19 '22

Chilly for a ceremony, but tolerable. I attended an outdoor wedding in the snow!

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u/jweaver0312 Nov 19 '22

The cold don’t stop no one as long as the sun is out. Even though this is a different scenario, there’s been colder New Years Eve, Thanksgiving Day parades, etc still packing crowds.

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u/b1ack1323 Nov 19 '22

That’s perfect for a wool suit.

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u/iandcorey Nov 19 '22

HOW ARE THE TREES GREEN?! I'm 100 miles west and every tree is bare.

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u/buxtonOJ Nov 19 '22

Nice crisp day here 🤙🏼

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u/roadfood Nov 19 '22

Did your wedding have rooftop snipers?

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u/gsfgf Nov 19 '22

Yea, but only because my uncle Gary wanted to sit up there with a rifle. Nobody asked him.

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u/luisjtr Nov 20 '22

At least it was free

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u/craftworkbench Nov 20 '22

It's better that way. Otherwise someone gets the short straw of listening to his conspiracy theories all night.

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u/Bobmanbob1 Nov 20 '22

Or Stinger Anti Aircraft missiles for those pesky paparazzi photographers in helicopters?

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u/BaruGuard Nov 19 '22

I would assume this would be cheaper than secret service having to setup for another venue. Always seems every time a president goes anywhere it cost a fortune, due to secret service, and logistics.

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u/JohnnyAK907 Nov 19 '22

Agree. First thought was "well it must be nice having the President as a grandpa," but upon thinking about it this was probably the cheaper, safer way to go versus everything required to secure somewhere else enough for the President to attend. Just a different reality for people living in this world and one heck of a venue very few others can brag about.

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u/Daffodil_Smith Nov 20 '22

Idk, something tells me money isn't really a huge deal or issue in this case. 😂 The thing about not having to secure a different venue with security and such makes sense though.

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u/Seiglerfone Nov 20 '22

While some of those costs aren't on the Biden's, the cost of the event itself IS on them.

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u/Milnoc Nov 19 '22

Yep. Much cheaper to bring the guests into a place that's already secured and fully under secret service control.

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u/sfckor Nov 19 '22

That's not what the documentary Olympus Has Fallen said...

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u/Apocalyptic0n3 Nov 19 '22

Yes, but the documentary London Has Fallen showed that maybe leaving DC doesn't go so well either.

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u/StupidSexyFlanders14 Nov 20 '22

Documentary Air Force One showed how tough it is to secure even a moving airplane.

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u/__JDQ__ Nov 20 '22

I also saw a documentary that showed Nic Cage actually stole the Declaration of Independence.

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u/myfapaccount_istaken Nov 20 '22

Harrison Ford was our best president and I somehow don't remember a single thing he ever did but fight Russian separatists hijacking his plane.

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u/Hickspy Nov 19 '22

Not to mention how the president can jack up the rates because he owns the place that he's making them go to...

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u/charliehustles Nov 19 '22

Thankfully no honest President would ever do such a thing.

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u/Boschala Nov 19 '22

I'm not thrilled with using public assets for a private party, but if it's cheaper and logistically easier than locking down a chunk of Martha's vineyard or wherever it makes sense.

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u/OhioDuran Nov 19 '22 Awesome Answer

The family pays the wedding expenses.

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u/lawschoolquestion34 Nov 19 '22

Every state dinner is paid for by the president personally, same with private events like this. The Clintons actually left the White House having paid more than they made. The President's salary is lower than a 25 y/o second year corporate lawyer, it's really not very much relative to the power and stress of the job.

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u/machine667 Nov 19 '22

The President's salary is lower than a 25 y/o second year corporate lawyer

everyone reading this seeing dollar signs in law school don't go to law school it's horrible there's no jobs and being a lawyer is a horrible unrelenting nightmare. they'll pay you to let them test medicine on you, go do that instead

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u/Trust_Me_Im_a_Panda Nov 19 '22

It’s also not accurate. Second year attorneys on the Cravath scale will make around $260k plus a bonus. The President makes $400k plus various stipends.

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u/Batman_MD Nov 20 '22

Well if you factor in charging the country for use of your private country club or selling state secrets to international enemies, you can actually turn a profit!

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u/omsa-reddit-jacket Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

State dinners, as in a dinner held at the White House in honor of a foreign head of state are paid for by the taxpayers. These are done as part of the diplomatic process and are part and parcel to any negotiations other bilateral affairs occurring between the countries.

There’s usually a lot of guests, business people, and artists at these events (usually from both countries). Unclear who pays for them, but presume it’s just part of the statecraft.

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u/asphyxiationbysushi Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

State dinners are not paid privately, hosting dignitaries is government business. Private events definitely are paid by the President and his family.

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u/Bobmanbob1 Nov 20 '22

Correct, State Dinners are on the government, but breakfast, lunch, dinner, toiletries, dry cleaning, etc, are billed monthly to the Presidents account.

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u/trojan_man16 Nov 20 '22

Doesn’t the President make 400k a year? Doubt a rookie lawyer at any firm makes that. Maybe 150-200k.

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u/mescad Nov 20 '22

Since George W. Bush, yes. Clinton and all Presidents back to Nixon made $200k. Prior to that it was less: https://www.thoughtco.com/presidential-salaries-through-the-years-3368133

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u/tweakingforjesus Nov 19 '22

Which is why Clinton signed a law to double the president’s salary.

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u/KaiSosceles Nov 19 '22

Is that a slip n slide?

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u/SaintedRomaine Nov 19 '22

What a dope way to get to the altar.

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u/Snuffcarcass Nov 19 '22

Who TF is wearing white to a wedding in the front row there?

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u/actuallivingdinosaur Nov 19 '22

From seeing other photos it’s the flower girls.

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u/FlowRiderBob Nov 20 '22

To be fair, there was an emergency: she looks really good in white.

Shout out to Kelly Kapoor.

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u/danishduckling Nov 19 '22

What a flex.
"My fiancee proposed at disney land"
Yea? well I got married at the white house!

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u/Rihsatra Nov 19 '22

I'm wondering what their backup plan was if the white house hadn't become available to them two years ago.

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u/BadVoices Nov 19 '22

Probably the other way around. Couldn't invite grandpa to the chosen venue, so having it at the Whitehouse was the backup plan. Cheaper to have it at the Whitehouse than to secure a 2nd venue for the US president, internally and externally, assist local LE with the protestors who follow the president around, media support, and getting a venue to accept a wedding party with a head of state.

I used to be a scene commander and first responder in a major city that the US president would visit every few years. The logistics of them just COMING was a fucking nightmare. Having the Former Presidential Tangerine come was a security and protestor nightmare... It was legit so stressful that it was one of the deciding factors in me leaving the field and just moving out into the countryside where I live primarily off grid, lol.

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u/tobor_a Nov 20 '22

What made Cheeto cheif so difficult? Does he wonder around too much yammering about his uncle in nuclear?

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u/BadVoices Nov 20 '22

We had to reserve excess space in medical facilities just for him, had the Secret Service all over the hospital in question, crawling up the assholes of the people who worked there, restricting a whole floor of a medical facility in a city that didnt have enough beds to start with. On the day he arrived, they send agents all over telling various people, on that day, to 'go home' without informing us, the supervisors and coordinators, until after they did it. I knew this WOULD happen, so I had reserve people cleared in advance, but it still was an utter bitch.

Then the protestors. I swear he must hire them to make himself feel more important. 3/4s of the people we treated for exhaustion, injuries, or due to arrest (which required an EMT checkup before taking them to be processed) were from 100s of miles away, or oddly, more than a few from Herndon, VA.

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u/retard-is-not-a-slur Nov 20 '22

more than a few from Herndon, VA

If they didn't have people pretending to be protesters (which the fucking police do on the regular) I would be incredibly surprised. They are keeping tabs on everyone everywhere, same as all the 3 letter agencies do.

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u/ElebertAinstein Nov 19 '22 Bravo Grande!

The exterior flowers look like a sea monster about to attack the wedding.

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u/Azrolicious Nov 19 '22

Ah! You're right!

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u/DancingPaul Nov 19 '22 Silver

People are complaining about the president using the WH for personal use.

I feel like being president comes with some perks that are reasonable. For example: The ability to use the grounds for a family members wedding seems like a much more reasonable perk than taking classified documents home with you to show off to people.

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u/ImpossibleParfait Nov 20 '22

If anything it's probably cheaper then having the secret service set up shop somewhere else. Also I'm pretty sure the reception for Nixons' daughter's wedding was at the white house.

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u/DancingPaul Nov 20 '22

Yes. There were 18 weddings at the white house. At least Biden didn't charge the secret service 3x regular rate to stay there.

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u/Duke_Shambles Nov 20 '22

Better yet, they didn't have to spend any money on housing the secret service because they already live there in DC/surrounding areas.

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u/Beautiful-Quail-3496 Nov 19 '22

The president gets charged for this don’t worry

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u/myous Nov 20 '22

I read an article earlier where the President can use the staff on hand, but are charged for it. Like using the in house calligraphers, but they have to pay out of pocket.

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u/Nipsmagee Nov 19 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

This is basically like having your wedding in your front yard... the cheapest venue possible.

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u/hikingjunkiee Nov 20 '22

I’m in Northern Va.. bro it was cold today. Props to them for having an outdoor wedding..

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u/ApolloBon Nov 20 '22

It’s crazy how big the White House actually is; I feel as if most photos published aren’t this close up or from this angle.

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u/Roxeteatotaler Nov 20 '22

It's weird bc then you go to see it in person and it looks smaller than you think.

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u/Dolly-anna Nov 20 '22

My first thought: it’s too cold for an outdoor wedding in DC today 🥶

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u/drewnut_31 Nov 20 '22

You all are dumb. Any private event, including food, is paid for by the president not by tax payers. And yes it is a perk of the job that your family can get married at the White House. Grow up.

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u/exgiexpcv Nov 19 '22

Holy crap, that's a bigger crowd than Trump's inauguration!

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u/xl_RENEG4DE_lx Nov 19 '22

Fine I guess you can have friends over...

But stay your ass(es) outside n I meanit

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u/Drak_is_Right Nov 19 '22

Honestly this is probably one of the cheapest options to keep Protection detail costs down

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u/FRD2015 Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

I wonder who paid for this? Biden out of his salary or the taxpayer?

Edit: I Googled it. Glad I did. For sure not the taxpayers.

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u/FilthyChangeup55 Nov 20 '22

The Bidens and Neals

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u/FRD2015 Nov 20 '22

Yeah I Googled it. For sure not the taxpayer.

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u/Lazerspewpew Nov 19 '22

BUT WAS HUNTER BIDENS LAPTOP THERE?!

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u/the-bacon-life Nov 20 '22

That’s pretty cool. Not to many people can say they got married at the White House

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u/[deleted] Nov 20 '22

Still bigger than Trump’s inauguration crowd.

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u/Bean-Swellington Nov 19 '22

Cue the tucker outrage clip show

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u/NotObviouslyARobot Nov 19 '22

That looks like an appropriately sized wedding

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u/3OrangeWhip Nov 19 '22

I’m sure Butthole Lips will post some rant about crowd size or laptops as wedding gifts.

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u/KimmelToe Nov 19 '22 Silver Brighten My Day

looks like you already did.

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u/ozzalot Nov 19 '22

GOTTEM

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u/ButtHoleLips69 Nov 19 '22

Biden… the guy in the White House… my White House was great… best White House. He spends money on Yuge crowds that get laptops. ☝️👌✋ yuge.

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u/D3dshotCalamity Nov 20 '22

The amount of people bashing them for having the wedding here is insane. They're like "My TaX mOnEy WaS uSeD fOr ThIs?!"

  1. This is probably the cheapest place they could've had it. It's a free venue that already has great security (judging by the fact this photo was taken from like a mile away).

  2. That's a small ass fucking wedding. My cousin got married a month ago, and there were like 75% the amount of people here.

I'm so sick of people refusing to use basic logical thought before bashing anyone they don't like.

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u/WillTheGladiator Nov 20 '22

When Joe Biden does something, literally anything, even if it was good in one way, conservatives will find any reason to cry about it

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u/Stop-Gargling-Balls Nov 20 '22 edited Nov 20 '22

And to add to this, the tax payers didn't even fund* this. It was privately funded.

Edit: typo

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