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Obama on his way to Hawaii without White House dog
Hawaiinewsnow ^ | Dec. 24, 2009

Posted on 12/24/2009 12:18:31 PM PST by COUNTrecount

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Now that the healthcare bill has passed both houses, president Obama and his family started their holiday vacation.

The family left Andrews Air Force base this morning and they are expected to arrive at Hickam Air Force base this afternoon.

But aides to the First Lady say Bo, the White House dog, is not accompanying the Obamas on their family vacation in Hawaii.

The aides did not give a reason, but Hawaii has strict rules about dogs and pets entering the state and requires either a 120-day or 5-day-or-less rabies quarantine.

The Obamas will be spending 11 days on vacation in Hawaii.

And if all goes as planned, HawaiiNewsNow will be reporting "live" from Hickam Air Force base when the president and his family arrive this afternoon on air and online at Hawaiinewsnow.com.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhochristmas; bo; obamafamily
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Barry even named the dog after himself. BO
1 posted on 12/24/2009 12:18:34 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
He needs to work on his tan again.


2 posted on 12/24/2009 12:20:54 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Question authority!Who is the University of East Anglia to drive the 'Global Climate Change' agenda?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Gibbs is staying in Washington, then?


3 posted on 12/24/2009 12:21:15 PM PST by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: COUNTrecount

Leaving that poor dog at home when I am sure Obama could have pulled some strings and received an exemption for the dog’s quarantine.


4 posted on 12/24/2009 12:21:53 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: COUNTrecount

I know a family who had to have their dog shipped after they moved there.

But that this dog’s name is BO is so bizarre. Why are right wingers the only ones who acknowledge this man’s twisted narcissism?


5 posted on 12/24/2009 12:22:00 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Something is wrong here....they let him in, but not the dog????????


6 posted on 12/24/2009 12:22:09 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: COUNTrecount

Muslims hate dogs, they’re unclean vermin.


7 posted on 12/24/2009 12:22:33 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Campaigning in 08 Obama said his Kennebunkport, was the south side of Chicago, and his family, and his friends were all there, and he would be returning often like every 6 weeks or two month....Hawaii a long ways from his Kennebunkport.....we are so screwed.... God Bless our Troops..
8 posted on 12/24/2009 12:22:33 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: COUNTrecount
As I recall, he hadn't been to Hawaii for yeeeeeaaaars. All of a sudden...it's the place to go??

The girls surely had friends in Chicago...Then again...Perhaps they weren't allowed to socialize...Might bump into a conservative family???

9 posted on 12/24/2009 12:22:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: COUNTrecount

but Hawaii has strict rules”

Since when do they follow RULES?


10 posted on 12/24/2009 12:22:48 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (Merry Christmas))
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To: autumnraine

Maybe the dog’s last name is Snerdly.


11 posted on 12/24/2009 12:25:08 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: a fool in paradise

Kinda pasty for a ...well you know...


12 posted on 12/24/2009 12:25:40 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Sacajaweau

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/12/obamas_in_hawaii_with_chicago.html

Q Do you have a reading list for this next couple weeks? What’s he going to read, who’s he going to visit with, how much golf is he going to play?

MR. BURTON: When I said that there were no scheduled public events, there also aren’t a lot of scheduled private events. I think the President is going to wake up and see where the day takes him. I’ve checked out the forecast for the entire time we’re there: tomorrow it’s 81 and sunny; Friday it’s 81 and sunny; Saturday it’s 81 and sunny. So I think that the weather ought to lend itself to some outdoor activity.

Q But what is he going to do on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? I mean, how does the First Family spend those days?

MR. BURTON: I don’t know specifically what’s on their agenda this year. They obviously have dinner together and there’s exchanging of presents. They’ll enjoy some of the same traditions that they’ve enjoyed over the past years when they go to Hawaii. They see some of their friends. There will be some friends from Chicago who come, like the Nesbitts and the Whitakers. And I think he’ll just try to enjoy Christmas the way his family has traditionally enjoyed it. This is an opportunity for the President to recharge his batteries, knowing that as President you never really get to power off all the way.


13 posted on 12/24/2009 12:26:23 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither)
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To: stefanbatory

ROTFL!!


14 posted on 12/24/2009 12:26:58 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: COUNTrecount
The dog is at least going to have a good Christmas, I feel bad for the Hawaiians though.
15 posted on 12/24/2009 12:27:24 PM PST by dog breath
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Obama on his way to Hawaii without White House dog

At first glance, I thought this headline verified he had left Hillary in Washington.

16 posted on 12/24/2009 12:27:51 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Libs when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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To: ColdOne
The dog story takes the heat off Obama.....for taking a very expensive vacation...very far away....for too many days...

While millions are out of work.

Look at Prince William....He actually got himself a box and went to live with the homeless for a day.

Two leaders...The difference between caring and not giving a damn.

Sure miss President Bush.

Has Obama been to Afghanistan this year???

17 posted on 12/24/2009 12:27:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

SO
We have a Family Christmas:
Not in their own home with their own tree.
Not going to Church.
Not bringing their Dog.
Just what everyone wants at Christmastime. No home, No Jesus and not even your “beloved” Pet.


18 posted on 12/24/2009 12:28:33 PM PST by omega4179 (Wanting things is not the same as knowing things.)
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To: COUNTrecount
The aides did not give a reason, but Hawaii has strict rules about dogs and pets entering the state and requires either a 120-day or 5-day-or-less rabies quarantine.

So, why is this a story? The dog couldn't go.

19 posted on 12/24/2009 12:28:43 PM PST by donna (Obama White House Christmas ornaments: China's Mao Zedong & transvestite character Hedda Lettuce)
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To: COUNTrecount

At least the dog has all his papers!


20 posted on 12/24/2009 12:29:38 PM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: COUNTrecount

So Mic...oh never mind to easy.


21 posted on 12/24/2009 12:29:43 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: COUNTrecount
Barry even named the dog after himself. BO

That should be PO......Photo Op.

22 posted on 12/24/2009 12:30:14 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: COUNTrecount

Its true about pets coming into Hawaii and quarantines. It would make for very bad news IF he did bypass those laws using executive privileges.


23 posted on 12/24/2009 12:30:26 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: COUNTrecount

Hawaii has a quarantine- pets cannot enter on short vacations, they must be kenneled in quarantine for weeks or months

this is a nonstory


24 posted on 12/24/2009 12:30:26 PM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

damn you’re quick!


25 posted on 12/24/2009 12:30:35 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: COUNTrecount

Could someone tell me how many days, since obama was elected he spent at the oval office ?
Does he do any work ?


26 posted on 12/24/2009 12:30:47 PM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: COUNTrecount

We had one photo op of Obama and Bo, and virtually nothing since. Has anyone really seen the dog running around the White House the way the Bush and clinton dogs did?

I think that Bo is a beard. Muslims can’t stand having dogs around, and I imagine he is carefully sequestered most of the time so Hussein doesn’t have to get close to him.


27 posted on 12/24/2009 12:31:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: donna

The story is that Barry had the audacity to go on vacation

yet again while millions of people here are unemployed and

suffering financially.


28 posted on 12/24/2009 12:32:23 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither)
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"I think the President is going to wake up and see where the day takes him."

He won't last 2 days without making speeches or public comments. Tiger Woods can go longer without booty calls than Obama without cameras.

29 posted on 12/24/2009 12:32:30 PM PST by Yaelle
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Hawaii has strict rules about dogs

As does islam.

30 posted on 12/24/2009 12:32:35 PM PST by Salvey
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“Do you have a reading list for this next couple weeks? What’s he going to read,”

Well, Das Kapital is a little heavy for vacation time, maybe the Red Book of Chairman Mao, or the sayings of the Ayatollah Khomeini/s


31 posted on 12/24/2009 12:32:47 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: omega4179
My parents have a place in Hawaii and they can never bring their dog. So why should Obama be allowed to bring his? He isn't King.

Is he????

32 posted on 12/24/2009 12:34:05 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: COUNTrecount
Good. Once less Obama orchestrated mess to clean up after.....
33 posted on 12/24/2009 12:37:26 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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Something is wrong here....they let him in, but not the dog????????

No kidding! That dog has provided more paperwork on his lineage than the Kenyan has.

34 posted on 12/24/2009 12:38:17 PM PST by digger48
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To: Salvey

obama has no rules about dogs.he married one.


35 posted on 12/24/2009 12:38:28 PM PST by AndyPH (?+)
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To: COUNTrecount

When have this particular First family ever paid attention to rules?

Bo will have a better Christmas without them.


36 posted on 12/24/2009 12:38:35 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: COUNTrecount
This is an opportunity for the President to recharge his batteries, knowing that as President you never really get to power off all the way.

I'm glad the MSM didn't complain about Bush going to the ranch on vacation and not staying in Washington all the time!

OH! Wait....never mind!

37 posted on 12/24/2009 12:39:48 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Sacajaweau
As I recall, he hadn't been to Hawaii for yeeeeeaaaars. All of a sudden...it's the place to go??

Great place to vacation when it is FREE!

38 posted on 12/24/2009 12:40:46 PM PST by A message
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To: COUNTrecount

I thought their children didn’t recieve Christmas presents.


39 posted on 12/24/2009 12:42:13 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: a fool in paradise
He can get a tan in Hawaii without paying the tax that will be imposed on indoor tanning businesses. Besides, the taxpayers are paying for the 747 to haul party boy out for some more recreation. He's had a hard weekend twisting arms to get his commie/socialist agenda moved forward.
40 posted on 12/24/2009 12:42:36 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: dog breath

me 2!


41 posted on 12/24/2009 12:44:26 PM PST by ronniesgal (Merry Christmas early, and a Happy Channukah!)
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To: Cicero
We had one photo op of Obama and Bo, and virtually nothing since. Has anyone really seen the dog running around the White House the way the Bush and clinton dogs did?

Poor dog probably high-tails it whenever it hears Michelle rattling the chandeliers as she thudstomps down the hallways.

You know damn well Bo has felt his share of size 12 contusions.

42 posted on 12/24/2009 12:45:51 PM PST by digger48
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To: COUNTrecount

OH, I took it literally, LOL.

I’m mad because Obama just used more fuel in one trip than I’ll use the rest of my life.


43 posted on 12/24/2009 12:47:10 PM PST by donna (Obama White House Christmas ornaments: China's Mao Zedong & transvestite character Hedda Lettuce)
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To: Frank_2001

“The Emporer’s New Clothes” is light reading.


44 posted on 12/24/2009 12:50:10 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither)
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To: sthguard
At least the dog has all his papers!

Great one! Thanks.

45 posted on 12/24/2009 12:50:44 PM PST by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Lord, please keep him out there and let it rain on him every day.


46 posted on 12/24/2009 12:50:59 PM PST by mom-7
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To: malia

Sorry to read he’s going to be in your State. Well try to have a Merry Christmas.


47 posted on 12/24/2009 12:52:15 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123)
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To: COUNTrecount

Michelle isn’t going?


48 posted on 12/24/2009 12:53:23 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: Yaelle

No he should skip the Hawaiian vacations and be sensitive to the 10% unemployment.


49 posted on 12/24/2009 12:53:39 PM PST by omega4179 (Wanting things is not the same as knowing things.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Lets “HOPE” he goes fishing and wreaks his dingy that would be the “change” we need


50 posted on 12/24/2009 12:55:27 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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