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WHAT'S THE RUSH? 'URGENT' $TIMULUS ON HOLD FOR BAM'S WEEKEND OFF
New York Post ^

Posted on 02/15/2009 12:53:39 PM PST by Lou Budvis

After pushing Congress for weeks to hurry up and pass the massive $787 billion stimulus bill, President Obama promptly took off for a three-day holiday getaway.

Obama arrived at his home in Chicago on Friday, and treated wife Michelle to a Valentine's Day dinner downtown last night. The couple was spotted leaving upscale Table Fifty-Two, which specializes in Southern cuisine, with the first lady toting what appeared to be a doggie bag. ...

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I used to wonder what it would be like to live in a Third World country where the leader's picture was plastered everywhere and he spent his time cavorting. Now I know.
1 posted on 02/15/2009 12:53:39 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

He pushed through 30 years of the Democrats agenda in one bill... he deserves a vacation.


2 posted on 02/15/2009 12:55:22 PM PST by BigFinn (Obama-you-loose, pork-u-loose, stim-you-loose... anyway you look at it... you loose.)
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To: Lou Budvis

“I used to wonder what it would be like to live in a Third World country where the leader’s picture was plastered everywhere and he spent his time cavorting. Now I know.”

True, and the third world part is coming soon. Hopefully, we’ll still have the cojones to have those revolutions that Jefferson was talking about before the transition is complete.


3 posted on 02/15/2009 12:56:34 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Lou Budvis
AGAIN?

How many times has he taken off since he has been President?

I see, ONLY UPSCALE places are good enough for Michele and him. Will we onlyg et the crumbs?.

4 posted on 02/15/2009 12:56:49 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Lou Budvis

Too big to Work? Is that his head?


5 posted on 02/15/2009 12:57:50 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Lou Budvis

Zimbabwe USA


6 posted on 02/15/2009 12:57:51 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: Lou Budvis

excerpt:

The president plans to spend the Presidents’ Day weekend in the Windy City, and is not expected to sign the bill until Tuesday, when he travels to Denver to discuss his economic plan.

Both the House and Senate passed the bill Friday night.

The push to get the bill through before the holiday weekend was so frantic, members of Congress didn’t have a chance to read all 1,071 pages of the document before they could vote.


7 posted on 02/15/2009 12:58:45 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Zimbabwe USA

Yup and the sheeple LOVE IT!


8 posted on 02/15/2009 12:59:18 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Lou Budvis

He’s also, like all Third World “leaders,” NO CLASS. Him and the wife he rode in on.


9 posted on 02/15/2009 1:00:10 PM PST by livius
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To: Lou Budvis

The title you created is cute, but retitling articles is a no-no.


10 posted on 02/15/2009 1:01:34 PM PST by delacoert
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To: Lou Budvis

There’s something “haunting him” in that Whitehouse. Plan for the unexpected.


11 posted on 02/15/2009 1:04:41 PM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car.)
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To: nmh

Five weeks ago (Christmas) he was at that lavish resort in Hawaii. You know, where they don’t have Christmas trees. Which reminds me, have we figured out yet which church the lovely couple belong to in DC?


12 posted on 02/15/2009 1:07:05 PM PST by bergmeid (We have to fight Democraps with everything we've got!)
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To: All

Whatever media I was viewing was very critical of him and his “overt casualness”..Saying he should at least “Act Presidential.


13 posted on 02/15/2009 1:07:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Leaving a 4 $$$$ restaurant... while telling the rest of us that sacrifices must be made. PUKE.

14 posted on 02/15/2009 1:07:39 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

He sets a GREAT example.


15 posted on 02/15/2009 1:08:26 PM PST by bergmeid (We have to fight Democraps with everything we've got!)
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To: Lou Budvis

Yes, the rigors of the Presidency. After 24 days on the job, he has to get away to relax.
At least they didn’t show us what Michelle O was wearing...


16 posted on 02/15/2009 1:09:29 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: BigFinn

“He pushed through 30 years of the Democrats agenda in one bill... he deserves a vacation.”

Too painfully true for most of us to admit. Spin off the legislation by individual topics—health care, schools, the environment, etc.—and it would look like some record first month in office. Oh, the pain in even thinking about it!


17 posted on 02/15/2009 1:13:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Lou Budvis

Didn’t anyone tell our Savior about Camp David?


18 posted on 02/15/2009 1:13:07 PM PST by jackofhearts (Unko bachana kaun chahega (Who will want to save them)??)
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To: Lou Budvis
The comments after the article are a hoot. Some folks really unsheathe their sarcasm and get medieval on Zero.
19 posted on 02/15/2009 1:13:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bergmeid
Heck why go through the phony charade?

Just give me both voodoo dolls and they'll be happy.

20 posted on 02/15/2009 1:16:48 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: bergmeid
Didn't he also take time off in the midst of the “crisis” to attend his daughter's second grade class?

Didn't they also take time off to go see an opera during the “crisis”?

21 posted on 02/15/2009 1:18:44 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: kittymyrib
At least they didn’t show us what Michelle O was wearing...

And props to her for not commanding the Secret Service to carry her doggie bag. Hillary would have. And there might have been a few pieces of silverware in the bag, too.

22 posted on 02/15/2009 1:19:44 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: Lou Budvis

23 posted on 02/15/2009 1:20:01 PM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Lou Budvis

18 week days since the inaugural... how many days off has he already taken? i’ve spent DECADES not taking a day off. wtf is with this slack ass, mo fo

uncle sugar is sure living up to the affirmative action edu-ma-ca-tion that put him in power. now it’s time to work like he’s a DMV employee on disability


24 posted on 02/15/2009 1:23:28 PM PST by sten
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To: BigFinn
He pushed through 30 years of the Democrats agenda in one bill... he deserves a vacation.

It wouldn't have been possible without the terrible GOP leadership that preceded him, and made his election possible.

25 posted on 02/15/2009 1:23:53 PM PST by Moonman62 (I didn't compromise my soul to be popular. -- Jimmy Carter)
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To: sten

I think it has been 25 days,,feels like 25 years.

He can’t stay still,,something makes him have to leave the WH. While the country is tightening its belt,he is flying around on AFI like there is no tomorrow.


26 posted on 02/15/2009 1:25:11 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: Lou Budvis
Obama is an elitist. He had a private chef in Chicago. He had this chef put on the White House staff. He cars nothing for the common man. He only hung out with radicals, socialist, and Muslims for most of his life. The Intellectual Redneck
27 posted on 02/15/2009 1:26:25 PM PST by Askwhy5times (http://bloggingredneck.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lou Budvis
Hey, he has to rest up for the Necklacing Tournament when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is done with their work.

Good times ahead.

28 posted on 02/15/2009 1:28:22 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

The Vacation president!


29 posted on 02/15/2009 1:34:59 PM PST by omega4179 (1.20.13 end of an error , a big one.)
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To: nmh
To: #7

The president plans to spend the Presidents’ Day weekend in the Windy City, and is not expected to sign the bill until Tuesday, when he travels to Denver to discuss his economic plan.

Both the House and Senate passed the bill Friday night.

The push to get the bill through before the holiday weekend was so frantic, members of Congress didn’t have a chance to read all 1,071 pages of the document before they could vote.

The real reason it was RUSHED thru was because Queen Nancy had a 6pm Friday departure time on her (our) private jet for an eight day trip to Europe; going to see the Pope.

Can you imagine the "problems" that would have arose if she had to leave (taking some Dem's with her) and the bill had not been passed?

30 posted on 02/15/2009 1:36:49 PM PST by Freeper (Remote Space is not that Remote. If you could drive your car straight up - it's only an hour away.)
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To: jackofhearts

oh yeah. Remember hearing he took michelle, the girls, and a couple of their friend there for the weekend, I believe last weekend or the one right before it. Must be nice......


31 posted on 02/15/2009 1:44:09 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: Army Air Corps
The comments after the article are a hoot. Some folks really unsheathe their sarcasm and get medieval on Zero.

I particularly liked this one:

"Hard times, crises, catastrophic economy, I'm calling on all of you to make sacrifices. However, as for me and mine, we're flying to Chicago, paid for by the taxpayers, having dinner at one of the most expensive restaurants there ($120 per person price fixe, plus appetizer and drinks) and then I plan to play some hoops. The crises will wait. The bill has passed. My main concern, I hope they have fresh arugula. One set of rules for me, one for thee. And to all of you who had dinner at home to save money, or have lost your jobs, or just can't afford to go out, Michelle and I will drink a toast to you. We understand. Things will get better for you, I promise, it'll just take alot longer than we thought. Dessert menu, please."
32 posted on 02/15/2009 1:52:53 PM PST by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: Albion Wilde
And props to her for not commanding the Secret Service to carry her doggie bag. <<

Thats not a doggy bag....Its a cash campaign donation....Chicago style

33 posted on 02/15/2009 1:59:20 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: Sacajaweau
There’s something “haunting him” in that Whitehouse.

There have been rumors over the years about ghosts at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...perhaps some former adherents to the Constitution are making their displeasure known to the big 0. Help often arrives from unexpected places...
34 posted on 02/15/2009 2:04:20 PM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Sacrifice and service for the rest of us.


35 posted on 02/15/2009 2:07:19 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: paulycy

Excellant.


36 posted on 02/15/2009 2:08:28 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Askwhy5times

Michelle cant cook.

She has even said they eat out alot.

Not that I disagree with your post but just adding if your wife is a terrible cook you either cook yourself or eat out as in their case they hired a chef.

She cant dress, cant cook, reminds Obama everyday of his short comings, is hulky like Janet Reno .....the one thing she has done was work and financially support the family while Obama ran around politicking.

And the photo ops remind me of Prnicess Diana who herself called the pappirazzi to get face time in the media.

Why didnt they just go out for a romantic dinner? Nope someone was put there to snap a picture of them getting in the car with his wife spooning him and holding the chow bag. (pre choreographed)


37 posted on 02/15/2009 2:20:01 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: Freeper

Actually Congress was held into the night and they flew in one Dem to vote who was away at a wake.


38 posted on 02/15/2009 2:22:13 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
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To: bergmeid
Which reminds me, have we figured out yet which church the lovely couple belong to in DC?

They're members in good standing of the Church of What's Happening Now.
39 posted on 02/15/2009 2:22:26 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Sacajaweau
"There’s something “haunting him” in that Whitehouse. Plan for the unexpected."

OK. He won't sign the Stimulus bill on Tuesday.

40 posted on 02/15/2009 2:22:50 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Texas Fossil

**Too big to Work? Is that his head?**

I’m thinking it’s his ego.

And what about all that jet fuel going to and from Chicago? How many poor Americans could that money have fed if it had not been spent on jet fuel?

Obama has no, I really mean it, no financial discipline at all.


41 posted on 02/15/2009 2:24:10 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cajungirl

I hope it’s those shadow ghosts from Ghost.


42 posted on 02/15/2009 2:25:16 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Sacajaweau

I’ll second that opinion. All in favor vote “Aye.”


43 posted on 02/15/2009 2:25:23 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: jackofhearts

You have FReepmail.


44 posted on 02/15/2009 2:27:47 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Lou Budvis
The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln has been seen in the White House and regularly makes his appearance known.

The Ghost of Abe Lincoln is what's "haunting" the current President. BHO compares himself to Abe Lincoln and old Abe doesn't want to be associated with BHO so old Abe drives him nuts and makes him want to leave the White House at every opportunity.

Old Abe told me to tell you he says, "I love it when a plan comes together."
45 posted on 02/15/2009 2:39:35 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated ( "The goal is not to solve the problem, but to escalate it . . . ." - Saul Alinsky)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
You too?

The ghost of Abe Lincoln told me he didn't like his Bible being abused. That's why the "oaf" was Babel-ed.

46 posted on 02/15/2009 3:09:42 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Moonman62

“It wouldn’t have been possible without the terrible GOP leadership that preceded him, and made his election possible.”

True, IMO. The GOP screwed up so badly the last 8 years that Democratic victory was almost inevitable.

It’s kind of hard to criticize Obama’s spending with a straight face after what our party did.


47 posted on 02/15/2009 3:39:16 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Freeper

No, the REAL reason it was rushed through was so people would not have time to find out what was in it.

It’s the same backroom midnight railroad job that was tried with the last amnesty bill.

Republicans need to keep pointing out what this bill contains so the public will understand how they were scammed.


48 posted on 02/15/2009 3:43:16 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Lou Budvis
I'm told the Obamas tried to get into Blackbird first, but were turned away. With the restaurant business down so much lately, Blackbird didn't want to turn away the number of Valentine's Eve customers it would have taken to make room for the President and his security detail. He did, however, have someone from the Secret Service pick up take-out mixed drinks from Topolobampo, his favorite restaurant.
49 posted on 02/15/2009 3:46:25 PM PST by AZLiberty (I hope Obama changes.)
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To: jackofhearts

Didn’t anyone tell our Savior about Camp David?

That’s not good enough for him.


50 posted on 02/15/2009 3:51:12 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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