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Obama's Busy Last Day of Vacation (MO: "Let's stay!" ... I'm trying to mount a coup here!"
ABCNews ^ | January 4, 2010 | Jon Garcia

Posted on 01/04/2010 4:25:31 AM PST by maggief

As his emissary, Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, hit the Sunday morning talk shows to discuss White House anti-terror efforts, Obama, still on island time, had his usual workout the nearby Marine Base and then went for a 6+ hour round of golf at the course on the base.

His afternoon included a family visit to Punchbowl, the Department of Veterans Affairs-run National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Obama's maternal grandfather is entombed there. And then a swing by the Honolulu Zoo, where Obama made his first appearance of the day. There the First Family--First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha--viewed, among other exhibits, the white-handed gibbon exhibit, ring-tailed lemur exhibit and the Francois monkey.

With the sounds of screaming animals in the background, the family walked by members of the press and President Obama called out, "Are you ready to go back?" referring to Washington DC.

Reporters responded with a question of their own: "Are YOU ready to go back?"

Obama and his wife called out with a resounding "No!"

The First Lady went so far as to try to rally the traveling staff and press to remain in Hawaii a bit longer.

"Let's stay!" she said "Are we all in? I'm trying to mount a coup here!"

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhochristmas; coup; flotusmichelle

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)

1 posted on 01/04/2010 4:25:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Stay classy.


2 posted on 01/04/2010 4:29:09 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: maggief
"Let's stay!" she said "Are we all in? I'm trying to mount a coup here!"

Please do! Just give us back AF1, our SS, and our checkbook.

3 posted on 01/04/2010 4:32:20 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: maggief

..."Hey Ernie,check flaps on that clown, his ears are bigger than mine"

4 posted on 01/04/2010 4:35:25 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: maggief

About time to say; “Aloha, Hawaii.”


5 posted on 01/04/2010 4:38:13 AM PST by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: maggief

Does she deliberately dress to exaggerate her worst attributes?

6 posted on 01/04/2010 4:38:15 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: maggief
Obama, still on island time, had his usual workout the nearby Marine Base and then went for a 6+ hour round of golf at the course on the base.

6+ hour round of golf???? I'm sure he and his group had the entire course to themselves, so it wouldn't be the fault of the group ahead of him... As President, George H.W. Bush used to play an 18 hole round in 1 hour 45 minutes, but he was working for the United States of America. Now it's the other way around.

7 posted on 01/04/2010 4:40:19 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Rummyfan

That dress really needs a ‘boob belt’ ;)


8 posted on 01/04/2010 4:40:35 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: All
My question is he conveniently uses the idea that he is "from" Hawaii to go there for vacations, excursions, etc.

How many times have they been to hawaii in, say, the past ten years when it was on their own dime?

9 posted on 01/04/2010 4:43:46 AM PST by riri (Resistance-It's the New Black)
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To: Doogle
Found a pic of the "Francois monkey."


10 posted on 01/04/2010 4:45:23 AM PST by maggief
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To: Rummyfan
"Does she deliberately dress to exaggerate her worst attributes?"

Well ...


11 posted on 01/04/2010 4:49:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

I’m surprised that thing fits on Air Force 1 - her *ss that is.


12 posted on 01/04/2010 4:53:20 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: maggief
....watched a movie titled “In Harms Way” with John Wayne and Kirk Douglas over the weekend...a classic, and in the film there's a part where an Admiral sends this “snitch” to to “inform” on Wayne and his command. Anyway the character, a real snake, remarkably reminded me of Horse face. There was a line in the film where the Admiral reminded the snitch that a few Purple Hearts would do wonders for his political career after the war. The parallel was stunning.
13 posted on 01/04/2010 4:54:05 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: maggief

Please don’t tell me that this woman is the symbol of American class and beauty.


14 posted on 01/04/2010 4:55:42 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: maggief

The worst job in the world - having to salute those two @ssholes.


15 posted on 01/04/2010 4:56:13 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: maggief

I need to start a pool here on FR, a simple $5 buy in with a 50/50 split for Jim to host it.

It will be a simple bet, pick the day that Baraq and Michele announce just before their 2012 reelection bid that she is expecting another child. I firmly believe they are going to do it just for the bounce they’ll get from idiots wanting another baby born in the White House like JFK and Jackie had.

I would be willing to bet big money it’s coming, in fact I would wager there have already been internal polls conducted by his people on that very subject.


16 posted on 01/04/2010 4:58:47 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Doogle

Ah, yes ... those “well-deserved” awards; purple hearts, Nobel Peace Prize, President of Harvard Law Review ...

I think I see a pattern.

Wonder if there were any snake and weasel exhibits at that zoo?


17 posted on 01/04/2010 5:00:17 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
White Ruffed Lemurs look at the press corps

A bunch of monkeys staring at a bunch of monkeys.

18 posted on 01/04/2010 5:04:52 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: maggief

she actually let it slip they are planning a coup ;-)


19 posted on 01/04/2010 5:05:28 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Abathar
idiots wanting another baby born in the White House

Who would they bring in as the donor?

20 posted on 01/04/2010 5:08:05 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: maggief

does anybody know if they went to the Pearl harbor Memorial?


21 posted on 01/04/2010 5:10:20 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Abathar

You read my mind!! I have been thinking that for weeks-great “photo/pity/little woman/I’m just like you” op.

I’m in!

SZQ


22 posted on 01/04/2010 5:12:46 AM PST by homegroan (ZQczar...happily addicted to the Refresh Button.....)
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To: ronniesgal
does anybody know if they went to the Pearl harbor Memorial?

Funny, I didn't see it on the itinerary ...


23 posted on 01/04/2010 5:14:02 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

They probably could not fit it in. The beaches on “Pearl side” were not as nice IIRC.
God, I can’t stand those 2.


24 posted on 01/04/2010 5:20:54 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: maggief

Fashions by “Omar The Tentmaker” couldn’t disguise that BIG ASS.


25 posted on 01/04/2010 5:41:32 AM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: DocH

26 posted on 01/04/2010 5:47:19 AM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Abathar

Seeing that she’ll be 46 this month, that’s becoming increasingly doubtful.


27 posted on 01/04/2010 5:48:31 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: maggief; All
Obama...went for a 6+ hour round of golf at the course on the base.

Had Bush done this, Harry Smith on the CBS early show would've been screaming at the top of his pansy lungs how insensitive the President behaved.

Harry would point out how four soldiers in Afghanistan were KILLED, and the President took a round of golf.

28 posted on 01/04/2010 6:18:48 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: RummyChick

Yeah. The first part has already been accomplished.


29 posted on 01/04/2010 6:34:23 AM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck. (Let them eat arugula!))
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To: Rummyfan

LOLOL! No one has bothered to tell her that the empire look is out...She incorporates it into everything she wears.
Then again,with her husband acting like an Emperor,I guess she feels this is apropos.


30 posted on 01/04/2010 6:35:36 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: ronniesgal
does anybody know if they went to the Pearl harbor Memorial?

I hope not.
I really,really hope not.
Bad enough Zero defiles and denigrates the title of CIC...the thought of those two clowns treading on the resting places of innocent,brave soldiers makes me ill.
31 posted on 01/04/2010 6:43:11 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: gimme1ibertee
Did they go to church on their vacation?
Didn't think so.
Wonderful examples as parents.
32 posted on 01/04/2010 6:57:37 AM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: maggief

“With the sounds of screaming animals in the background, the family walked by members of the press...”

Now that’s just funny. How could they tell the difference? Oh, I know! The lemurs don’t carry Blackberries!


33 posted on 01/04/2010 7:09:48 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: riri

He’s from HI when he’s in HI - when he’s in Chicago, he’s from Chicago - calls it his hometown. He didn’t even move there until after college....Why isn’t his hometown in HI or Indonesia?


34 posted on 01/04/2010 9:06:01 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Rummyfan

Manschelle has good attributes to exxagerate?

Noting also, it must be some muzzie (or maybe some monkey)thing that the male always walks a few steps ahead of the females.


35 posted on 01/04/2010 9:08:30 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: Jedidah

Have to agree that it’s improbable at the age of 46...not unheard of and pretty stupid so she just might try it.


36 posted on 01/04/2010 9:09:31 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Abathar

Dat don’t bees no baby, it bees all dem lobstas n butter.


37 posted on 01/04/2010 9:12:02 AM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: nhwingut; maggief

I think it’s damned classy considering the image that picture of michelle evokes in my very un-pc brain.
:-)


38 posted on 01/04/2010 9:15:15 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: riri

“My question is he conveniently uses the idea that he is “from” Hawaii to go there for vacations, excursions, etc.

How many times have they been to hawaii in, say, the past ten years when it was on their own dime?”

Good question. Weather in Chicago has been awful, so I’m sure the Hawaii vacation seemed like a way better way to spend the Christmas holiday. I don’t think they’ve been back here since right after the inauguration, when they tied up traffic horribly going back and forth to the airport and out for a “romantic” dinner. They can stay in Hawaii, as far as I’m concerned.


39 posted on 01/04/2010 9:24:17 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: maggief


coup, coup!
40 posted on 01/04/2010 9:37:50 AM PST by jaydubya2
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