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White House keeps Obama briefed on flight terror (between golf holes)
AP via AJC ^ | December 26, 2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 12/26/2009 3:10:52 PM PST by maggief

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White House officials began their Saturday at 4 a.m. in Hawaii — 9 a.m. on the clock in Washington — to prepare with counterparts across the government a briefing for Obama. National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough in Hawaii, homeland security and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and others in Washington spoke with Obama at 6:20 a.m. by secure telephone conference call at the first family's rented vacation home.

Thecall lasted less than 15 minutes. Obama left immediately afterward for a trip to the gym.

Other traveling administration aides also were kept in a secure hotel room to receive briefings from investigators, to monitor developments, to feed updates to the president and to coordinate across agencies. Regular updates were sent to the president, who — despite being on holiday — made decisions to continue increased security precautions he put in place after Friday's incident.

Officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss delicate situation and to describe the president's private schedule.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhochristmas; bhogwot; cicobama; flight253; fourth100days; golf; hbovisit

1 posted on 12/26/2009 3:10:52 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

What a friggin joke! Like the Muslim cares.


2 posted on 12/26/2009 3:11:32 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: maggief

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2415463/posts

Obama plays golf in Hawaii with friends
AP via Chicago Trib ^ | December 26, 2009


3 posted on 12/26/2009 3:12:00 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

The press sure does seem worried we might not appreciate how much the president cares.


4 posted on 12/26/2009 3:14:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: maggief

Other traveling administration aides also were kept in a secure hotel room to receive briefings from investigators, to monitor developments, to feed updates to the president and to coordinate across agencies.”

SO THEY COULD GET THE BEST ACLU LAWYER TO DEFFEND THE ALLEGED TERRORIST.


5 posted on 12/26/2009 3:17:46 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Vote Them Out))
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To: skeeter

The press is going nuts trying to cover for our boy-king.


6 posted on 12/26/2009 3:18:17 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: maggief

Any word on why the 3 hr wait to notify Barry about the attack?


7 posted on 12/26/2009 3:19:30 PM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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To: ColdOne
Other traveling administration aides also were kept in a secure hotel room to receive briefings from investigators, to monitor developments, to feed updates to the president and to coordinate across agencies.”

SO THEY COULD GET THE BEST ACLU LAWYER TO Defend THE ALLEGED TERRORIST

8 posted on 12/26/2009 3:20:46 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Vote Them Out))
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To: maggief

It does not appear Barack Hussein Obama bowing to his majesty the King of Saudi Arabia had much impact upon his Muslin Brethren.


9 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:02 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: maggief

Caesar “fiddled while Rome burned”, obama plays gulf after a terrorist strikes an American plane.

Not much difference between the two when it comes to caring about the people they’re supposed to be protecting.

But then, that must be above obama’s pay grade.


10 posted on 12/26/2009 3:23:26 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: mewzilla
Any word on why the 3 hr wait to notify Barry about the attack?

Yes, the word is the MSM has decided that it just didn't happen that way.

11 posted on 12/26/2009 3:25:36 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: maggief

Obama is America’s First Failed Black Pres-dent.....


12 posted on 12/26/2009 3:25:36 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: maggief
It would be interesting to see a comparison of the daily schedules of Clinton/Bush/Obama. He sure seems to have a lot of spare time on his hands for Golf, Basketball, campaigning for Healthcare, and travel.

Seems to be a Delegater in Chief.

13 posted on 12/26/2009 3:28:18 PM PST by Max_850
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To: maggief

Some presidents are better at this than others.


14 posted on 12/26/2009 3:28:56 PM PST by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: maggief

The obamedia has become a joke.


15 posted on 12/26/2009 3:30:43 PM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: maggief
The call lasted less than 15 minutes. Obama left immediately afterward for a trip to the gym.

Hope and Change you can believe in!

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Concern...not so much.

16 posted on 12/26/2009 3:32:04 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

God forbid he’d get his ass on a plane and come back to Washington to deal with a terrorist attack, any more that might be planned, etc.


17 posted on 12/26/2009 3:33:58 PM PST by TheLurkerX (If you want renewable energy, I'm sure the founding fathers are spinning in their graves.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

A quite generous guesstimate would be 13 minutes.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091226/ap_on_re_us/us_airliner_attack_obama_2

HONOLULU – President Barack Obama’s security teams are briefing the vacationing commander in chief on threats facing the United States, including what progress law enforcement officials are making in investigating a terror attack aboard a Detroit-bound airplane.

Obama on Saturday spoke with homeland security adviser John Brennan and a top National Security Council official, Denis McDonough. The group spoke at 6:20 a.m. local time in Hawaii. Obama’s motorcade left his rented vacation estate for the gym at 6:33 a.m.

White House spokesman Bill Burton says the president is continuing to monitor the situation.

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18 posted on 12/26/2009 3:35:03 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Refresh my memory....what was Bush doing on the morning of 9-11? What did he keep doing after learning of the first incident?


19 posted on 12/26/2009 3:35:18 PM PST by pointsal
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To: maggief

20 posted on 12/26/2009 3:35:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: pointsal
Refresh my memory....what was Bush doing on the morning of 9-11? What did he keep doing after learning of the first incident?

look it up. The results speak for themselves. So are you making some sort of crude equivalence between President Bush's actions via war on terror and Obama's apathy?

21 posted on 12/26/2009 3:41:27 PM PST by plain talk
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To: maggief
Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

22 posted on 12/26/2009 3:41:50 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: maggief

If this was Bush the press would be going crazy.


23 posted on 12/26/2009 3:42:51 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Gator113
His failure is unprecedented and historical.
24 posted on 12/26/2009 3:43:03 PM PST by incredulous joe ("I like smiling! Smiling is my favorite!!")
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To: maggief

For heavens sake, the Obama’s vacation must go on.


25 posted on 12/26/2009 3:52:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: plain talk
crude?

hardly, the media is giving zero another free pass.

26 posted on 12/26/2009 3:53:03 PM PST by pointsal
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To: pointsal

You can look it up, however, I am not really sure why you want to compare your hero to President Bush. I thought all you Obamabots thought President Bush was the worst ever, and would never want to compare to the worst.

Besides, I actually see nothing wrong with how President Bush conducted himself on 9/11. What was he supposed to, stand up and start yelling and screaming, or do what John Kerry claimed he did and sit alone in his office for an hour speachless? Seems that your answer is that when the country is under attack they should be out on the golf course seemingly unconcerned. Happy New Year.


27 posted on 12/26/2009 4:09:54 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: maggief

This jerk is a JOKE!


28 posted on 12/26/2009 4:11:01 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: pointsal

Are you a troll?


29 posted on 12/26/2009 4:16:16 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Blue Highway

troll... get a life!


30 posted on 12/26/2009 4:17:33 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Blue Highway

No, it was a bit of sarcasm directed at the left-leaning media and loons who will not recognize that Zero is getting a free (repeat FREE) pass.


31 posted on 12/26/2009 4:19:28 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Blue Highway
Where else but the FR can a simple comment get such electric responses? Wow....

Compare Zero's golf game with another fellow's response to a Muzzie hit.

32 posted on 12/26/2009 4:40:15 PM PST by pointsal
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To: pointsal
You are too funny. Thanks for the chuckle.

It is comforting to know that if you were on that plane, you would have been happy to hear that your president went to the golf course right after hearing the news. Yes! obama continued with his vacation just as President Bush continued reading calmly to the students. I'm sure the parents appreciated that he didn't scare the living daylights out of those students.

Your pres_ent didn't break a date whacking little white balls. He must keep his super important schedule! LOL

Students or white balls. Which is more important?

33 posted on 12/26/2009 4:45:55 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: maggief

As we all know – thanks to being told so by successive administrations — Islam is the religion of peace*. Thanks to the actions of this one brave passenger — who fully understood that he had nothing to lose — this incident remained a small one.
Thanks to PC and the chronic disease known as “Cranial Anal Inversion Syndrome” among most alleged American “leaders” all the way up to the White Mosque — er — House, this “small” incident — and all like it in the future — will disappear down the Orwellian memory hole.
By their INACTION and persistence in their denial that we are at war with a determined and dedicated enemy, these alleged “leaders” have 100% guaranteed the the next one will NOT be “small.”
* BTW, “peace” has two definitions:
1. The absence of conflict or war.
2. The ABSENCE or SUPPRESSION OF RESISTANCE TO SOME FORCE, POLICY, IDEOLOGY or POLITICAL SYSTEM, etc. WITH WHICH ONE HAS AN ABIDING DISAGREEMENT WHICH ONE WOULD OTHERWISE ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT TO THE POINT OF TAKING UP ARMS.


34 posted on 12/26/2009 4:59:38 PM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Gee whiz... I will repeat myself

Where else but the FR can a simple comment get such electric responses? Wow.... Compare Zero's golf game with another fellow's response to a Muzzie hit.

35 posted on 12/26/2009 5:02:27 PM PST by pointsal
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To: pointsal

Good sarcasm. The state-run media will never call out President Obama. Heaven forbid a national emergency interrupt his much needed vacation.


36 posted on 12/26/2009 5:04:05 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: pointsal

no need to repeat yourself. I should have read further before responding.


37 posted on 12/26/2009 5:37:02 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: incredulous joe

Indeed. As well as comprehensive. ;>)


38 posted on 12/26/2009 8:11:06 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: TheLurkerX
The cartoon in post #22 shows how much Obama cares about babies. Why in the world would he care more about "already-growns"? We have a president that seemingly has no compassion for anyone. Does he even love his immediately family? Does he know what Love is?

Prayer, prayer, and more prayer is needed to topple the imbalance in the world today. God save US!
39 posted on 12/27/2009 6:38:06 AM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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