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Obama ends Hawaiian holiday, returns to Washington (AP-"hardly the holiday most Americans seek")
Washington Post (AP) ^ | January 4, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 01/04/2010 2:40:50 AM PST by maggief

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama ended a Hawaiian vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped.

Obama and his family boarded Air Force One on Sunday evening for an overnight flight, capping off an 11-day trip that would be remembered more for an al-Qaida affiliate's botched attempt to bring down a Christmas Day flight about to land in Detroit from Amsterdam rather than the hours spent on golf courses or at luaus. The failed terror attack refocused the president's trip from R&R on the island of Oahu to a river of memos from homeland security aides.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhochristmas; boobbelt; michelleobama; wookie
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President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama 11, right, and Sasha Obama, 8, walk through the Honolulu Zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays, and will be leaving later today.

First Lady Michelle Obama, walks with Sasha Obama, 8, through the Honolulu Zoo in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays, and will be leaving later today.

1 posted on 01/04/2010 2:40:51 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Before President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama 11, and Sasha Obama walk through the Honolulu Zoo, the Black and White Ruffed Lemurs look at the press corps, in Honolulu, Hawaii Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays, and will be leaving later today. (AP)

2 posted on 01/04/2010 2:43:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Oh, you are just asking for it with post #2.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 2:45:53 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: maggief; All
Most Americans don't "seek" it because they cannot afford $4,000 a night resort!

Tough crap, Hussein: I couldn't care less how many times you had to answer a phone call at 2 am. Your responses are worthless and weak.

4 posted on 01/04/2010 2:46:05 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: maggief

what is seen can never be unseen...


5 posted on 01/04/2010 2:46:21 AM PST by spokeshave (Albore can uninvent the internet about as well as 0bama can unjump the shark)
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To: maggief; johniegrad; Recovering_Democrat; spokeshave

OHHHHH GRACIOUS GOD!!!!

What is it with those high-waisted outfits!?


6 posted on 01/04/2010 2:50:42 AM PST by sinanju
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To: johniegrad

Sorry, not sure why the AP released that image ...

http://www.daylife.com/search/photos/1/grid?q=obama+honolulu+zoo

:D


7 posted on 01/04/2010 2:52:00 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Dear Zero and Mrs sack dress:

The country would be so much better off if you would stay on vacation until the end of your term.

Please take the worthless congress with you, yes all 535, as they are as useless as you are.

8 posted on 01/04/2010 2:53:35 AM PST by DeaconRed (Now, more than ever, is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: sinanju; maggief; johniegrad; Recovering_Democrat; spokeshave
I can't imagine traipsing all over a zoo, spending the day in heat and humidity, and getting onto AF1 at 10pm later, apparently IN THE SAME DRESS!

I'm an old guy. My Mennens won't last that long! Speaking of gag alerts!

9 posted on 01/04/2010 2:56:29 AM PST by WVKayaker (www.wherezobama.org / Obama's Excellent Adventure ...)
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To: maggief

Zoos are good places for animals to watch people as well as vice versa!


10 posted on 01/04/2010 2:56:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: spokeshave

Hey Rock, take her to da zoo.


11 posted on 01/04/2010 3:00:42 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

All I remember when I was a child and visiting a zoo was the monkeys throwing feces.


12 posted on 01/04/2010 3:00:49 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Tough crap, Hussein: I couldn't care less how many times you had to answer a phone call at 2 am. Your responses are worthless and weak.

Remember during the campaign how we were asked who do you want answering the phone in the WH when that 2AM call comes in. I guess the answer to that question was NOT Barry Hussain Soetoro.

13 posted on 01/04/2010 3:00:50 AM PST by YankeeReb (Pray for 0bama Psalm 109:8 ; May his days be short. May another take his office.)
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To: maggief

Are we supposed to feel sorry for them because their vacation in paradise was interrupted with pesky national security matters?


14 posted on 01/04/2010 3:00:54 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Tiger isn't out of the woods yet--not by a long shot.)
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To: WVKayaker

At leas the pits are covered...


15 posted on 01/04/2010 3:02:31 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: 007girl; 1_Rain_Drop; 2nd amendment mama; 6323cd; abner; afraidfortherepublic; Aggie Mama; ...
Michelle Fashion Police Alert Ping!

FReepmail GOP_Lady if you want on or off this ping list

16 posted on 01/04/2010 3:02:55 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Michelle Obama, ugliest first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt. MSM is telling us she is the new Jackie O? They must be wearing beer goggles.
17 posted on 01/04/2010 3:07:05 AM PST by dancusa (Political Correctness is a firewall to the truth.)
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To: maggief

Second photo note feet he must have walked on water that day.


18 posted on 01/04/2010 3:09:03 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

In Hawaii they call flip-flops slippers. His handlers probably told him to wear them to demonstrate that he’s really just a regular kinda guy.


19 posted on 01/04/2010 3:13:15 AM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: dancusa
Not one for conversation, I guess.

Michelle Obama sits in vehicle with headphones in her ears on her way to work out with U.S. President Barack Obama in Kailua, Hawaii, December 30, 2009.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ride in a motorcade on the way to the beach with family and friends at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii January 2, 2010.

20 posted on 01/04/2010 3:15:08 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Bad body language and no communication between the two.


21 posted on 01/04/2010 3:17:29 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Nickname

Nothing regular about Obama.


22 posted on 01/04/2010 3:20:18 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: maggief

Hey he did not even get his leisure activities interrupted as much as if he had book a trip with attendance at a condo- -selling seminar required as part of a subsidized room rate.

Is the AP implying Zero was clueless about the job?


23 posted on 01/04/2010 3:37:39 AM PST by rod1
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To: maggief

When do his daughters start back at their exclusive private school.

That is probably driving the schedule more than anything else.

Check the girls next school break and you will see another trip appear on the President’s docket.


24 posted on 01/04/2010 3:40:04 AM PST by rod1
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To: rod1

I was wondering the same thing. My kids are in private school in the DC area also. i have one starting back today and the other on Weds.


25 posted on 01/04/2010 3:44:57 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: maggief
HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama ended a Hawaiian vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped.

Oh good grief... cry me a river. That's all this idiot has done is escape Washington D.C..

He certainly isn't doing a thing but making things worse economically, and has no clue how to fight terrorism.

AP continues the delusion.

26 posted on 01/04/2010 4:02:35 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL!


27 posted on 01/04/2010 4:06:15 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: maggief
President Barack Obama ended a Hawaiian vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped.

That's odd. I don't remember the press ever mentioning that President Bush never really excaped Washington on holidays. Earth to Obama: It's a freakin' 24 hr job. You're expected to be on call.

28 posted on 01/04/2010 4:11:37 AM PST by youturn (Conference, Christine!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Once again, we see the male out walking a few paces ahead of the woman and children.

Can we also start a lottery as to when his next golf outing will be ?

Or does he have another trip around the world to embarass us some more ?


29 posted on 01/04/2010 4:16:31 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: maggief

The poor “put upon” president. How utterly inconvenient that he be woke at 3 a.m. on matters of National security....oh wait a minute, the told him 6 hours later. I have nothing but utter contempt for thrm, the have polluted the office far more than even a Clinton could. Welcome to the real world, oh one who has never held a job.


30 posted on 01/04/2010 4:33:44 AM PST by SueRae
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To: maine yankee

What an apparently unhappy “family”. Resign immediately, nobama, and take them with you.


31 posted on 01/04/2010 4:34:15 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: maggief

Michelle has a new dress on. Number 435th dress. How big is her closet?


32 posted on 01/04/2010 4:52:01 AM PST by vrwc54
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To: maggief

blah

It is so depressing to have them coming back to DC

three more years...


33 posted on 01/04/2010 5:09:43 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks were invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: maggief
They look like refugees. Hardly people of wealth and taste. Good lord.
34 posted on 01/04/2010 5:16:26 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: silverleaf

a freeper said that the scar on Obama’s head is exactly like the one he has and in the same place..and he had a brain tumor surgery 20 years ago.

Maybe this accounts for his missing time period.


35 posted on 01/04/2010 5:18:57 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: maggief
Two weeks of the media grinding out tripe to cover the unqualified boy-kings @ss. Two weeks of stories that include the obligatory references of the “birth hospital” and how this is not reeeeally a vacation. May they all get pink slips this year for helping elect and continue to cover for this nightmare.
36 posted on 01/04/2010 5:19:32 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: johniegrad

Nah, it’s not a monkey...the Dummies can’t get all huffed up.


37 posted on 01/04/2010 5:21:46 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: maggief

I thought when you ran for and then won the POTUS your expectations of a normal life were put on hold and all of your efforts were put toward the job. Especially during a time of crisis and trials of many kinds. This isn’t just another ‘job’, it is the POTUS!


38 posted on 01/04/2010 5:22:19 AM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty in the coming year)
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To: maine yankee
Once again, we see the male out walking a few paces ahead of the woman and children.

That's a great observation. I wonder if I can find enough photos for a video? Send me any you have. Thanks.

39 posted on 01/04/2010 5:30:53 AM PST by vrwc54
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To: maggief

Did her hair stylist not arrive on time?? She OBVIOUSLY doesn’t have a fashion advisor (feed bag dress) but I thought for sure she’d have a stylist.....


40 posted on 01/04/2010 5:58:11 AM PST by azishot (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!)
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To: azishot

I don’t think a wig or weave hold up well in the Hawaiian climate. Don’t quote me though. :)


41 posted on 01/04/2010 6:02:13 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Ha Ha! Of course I’d never *quote you*...maybe a BIG HAT pulled all the way down would’ve been better???


42 posted on 01/04/2010 6:08:24 AM PST by azishot (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!)
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To: maggief

That lemur must have just gotten an eyeful of Michelle’s hideous blue housedress (which I can’t believe she would be seen in public wearing)!


43 posted on 01/04/2010 6:13:11 AM PST by Bookwoman ("...and I am unanimous in this..")
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To: kristinn; onyx; STARWISE; Liz; hoosiermama

0bama disses Reid, (fundraider???)

January 4, 2010, 8:58 am
Obama Faces Full Plate Upon Return
By JEFF ZELENY

EXCERPT

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/obama-faces-full-plate-upon-return/

Mr. Obama had planned to make a stop on the way back to Washington – a visit to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada – but his aides concluded that it was better to return to the White House where a full agenda awaits.


44 posted on 01/04/2010 6:31:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Upon their return their marxist tree will have been taken down and stored.


45 posted on 01/04/2010 6:45:16 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: maggief

Heheh——facts on the table-—so many of the talking heads are predicting Reid’s political demise.


46 posted on 01/04/2010 6:55:59 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

0 may have promised a fundraising two-fer, for Reid and his incompetent son running for Gov.


47 posted on 01/04/2010 7:02:56 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
Obama ends Hawaiian holiday, returns to Washington (AP-"hardly the holiday most Americans seek")

When you go on vacation and leave the doors and windows open on your house, don't expect to have a wonderful time.

On a side note: after fretting over whether she had left the iron on, my wife started packing it in her suitcase whenever we went somewhere.

48 posted on 01/04/2010 7:04:37 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Most Americans don't "seek" it because they cannot afford $4,000 a night resort!
+++++++++++++++

Right. What has *he* done the past 11 months? We need a vacation from his endless appearances on the RAT press channels. Truly this is what needs the vacation:


49 posted on 01/04/2010 7:12:47 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: maggief

***Between golf outings, he phoned his homeland security secretary and counterterrorism adviser for regular updates.***

Do I need to say anything more?


50 posted on 01/04/2010 7:13:41 AM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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