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Obama ends Hawaiian holiday, returns to Washington
AP News ^ | 1-4-2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 01/04/2010 7:14:25 AM PST by Paul46360

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

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: americanpravda; bho44; bhochristmas; done; lapdogmedia; notachristian; obama; pravdamedia; vacation; washington
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1 posted on 01/04/2010 7:14:28 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Poor Obama. Didn’t get to enjoy his 11 day vacation.


2 posted on 01/04/2010 7:15:31 AM PST by Proud of Texas
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To: Paul46360

BOO F-ING HOO..it’s his job you cry baby MSM hack!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 01/04/2010 7:15:31 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Ah yes......and on to the next vacation......


4 posted on 01/04/2010 7:16:37 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Paul46360

I really hope he got enough rest. I’m sure he’s got a big European travel schedule planned for this year.


5 posted on 01/04/2010 7:17:00 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Paul46360
President Barack Obama ended a Hawaiian vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped.

Except he didn't make a statement about the Christmas bomber for 3 days.

"Never really escaped".

How's his tan doing? Did he get to work on erasing his tan lines again?


6 posted on 01/04/2010 7:17:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: Paul46360

Oh, the HORROR!

AP lapdogs are glad their master is back, giving them news to report again........


7 posted on 01/04/2010 7:17:24 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: Paul46360
the Washington he never really escaped.

Coulda fooled me...

8 posted on 01/04/2010 7:18:31 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Proud of Texas

He celebrates the “Hawaiian holiday”, not Christmas. But don’t question his proclamation of being a Christian.


9 posted on 01/04/2010 7:18:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: Proud of Texas

I’ve never in my 50 plus years heard of any president in my lifetime who took 11 days VACATION! If he can’t stand the heat........


10 posted on 01/04/2010 7:18:41 AM PST by growingpains
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To: Paul46360

Can I get a copy of the President’s employment contract indicating the number of paid vacation days he is entitled to per year?


11 posted on 01/04/2010 7:18:50 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
This is not a very complimentary picture of zerØ"

12 posted on 01/04/2010 7:20:16 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: Paul46360

Golf. Snorkeling. Avatar. Shaved Ice. More Golf. Body Surfing. More Golf. The Gym. An entire Hawaiin bay to himself. More Golf.


13 posted on 01/04/2010 7:21:07 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: Proud of Texas

He was really deprived, apparently having to limit himself to workouts, 6 hours of golf and a shave ice each day to make room for his day job. Oh, except for the movie and zoo and luau and...

Pesky national security!


14 posted on 01/04/2010 7:21:17 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Paul46360

Boo-Hoo Cry me a River.


15 posted on 01/04/2010 7:21:31 AM PST by kacres
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To: Paul46360

Poor guy...oh well, back to the business of destroying America!


16 posted on 01/04/2010 7:21:37 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: Paul46360

This POS spent millions of our dollars and was in Hawaii for 11 days, played golf, sunned at the beach, ate a expensive restaurants while ignoring for days the problems here and his adoring media whines for him?

I hate that POS and his POS manzilla


17 posted on 01/04/2010 7:21:54 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: GnuHere

I’m still betting he’ll flee to Camp David this weekend, just after getting back.


18 posted on 01/04/2010 7:22:41 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Paul46360
Poor Obama

No escape at all.


19 posted on 01/04/2010 7:23:06 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Jess Kitting

MO has had time for lots of shopping. I can hardly wait for all the new outfits. ;o)


20 posted on 01/04/2010 7:25:30 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

don’t forget all the new “boob belts”! ;)


21 posted on 01/04/2010 7:26:46 AM PST by NMEwithin
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To: toddausauras

The double standard in the media is amazing. The are stories running today about how horrible it is that the President went back to DC early.


22 posted on 01/04/2010 7:26:51 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: growingpains
I’ve never in my 50 plus years heard of any president in my lifetime who took 11 days VACATION! If he can’t stand the heat........

He's been on vacation since 1/20/09, I thinks that's a little longer than 11 days, IMHO.

23 posted on 01/04/2010 7:27:56 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Paul46360

I thought he was coming back a day early.


24 posted on 01/04/2010 7:27:59 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paul46360

That Son of a Bi-ch needs to get his @$$ back to work. Well not really because he’s F’ing up this country but at least put on a suit and tie and look the part.


25 posted on 01/04/2010 7:28:05 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: Ditter

Just how many people in the United States have taken an 11 day vacation to Hawaii for free? Let them eat cake!


26 posted on 01/04/2010 7:28:58 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: Paul46360
i just checked his daughters school calendar they start back today, just as my daughter does. He should have been back and had them rested up to start back to school, like any other prudent parent would have!
27 posted on 01/04/2010 7:30:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: sniper63

I was also wondering about the length of this vacation. In the interest of both truth and curiosity, I’d like a comparison of this with other presidents.


28 posted on 01/04/2010 7:30:44 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Paul46360
So the SRM is crying in their lattes that The Royal King didn't get to play more golf, swim more in the ocean nor slurp down more icy 'snowbamas' in the warm breezes. Tragedy that he has to return to DC so soon for dealing with the nation's bleating riff-raff. Cry me a river tropical ocean.
29 posted on 01/04/2010 7:31:58 AM PST by tflabo
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To: SumProVita

I’d be willing to bet the over a 40 rounds of golf for the year line.


30 posted on 01/04/2010 7:34:33 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: SumProVita

http://hnn.us/articles/202.html


31 posted on 01/04/2010 7:36:19 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: NMEwithin

The Roman Empire didn’t collapse in a day...


32 posted on 01/04/2010 7:37:09 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: sbMKE

The Bam has been playing more golf lately than Tiger Woods.
And in warm sunshine too. Paid for by all of us working chumps via Federal Tax extortions—the legalized organized crime syndicate in DC.


33 posted on 01/04/2010 7:38:12 AM PST by tflabo
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To: Paul46360

I know a lot of people who go on vacation but they’re always on call in this age of easy communication.


34 posted on 01/04/2010 7:38:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: sniper63
He's been on vacation since 1/20/09, I thinks that's a little longer than 11 days, IMHO.

That's because he spent 4 years RUNNING for president.

35 posted on 01/04/2010 7:38:28 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Beware the Green Menace, the socialists warning you of global warming under your bed are hysteric.)
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To: NMEwithin
Poor guy...oh well, back to the business of destroying America!

To think of all the money we were saving by paying for him to be on vacation...

36 posted on 01/04/2010 7:41:10 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Ditter

MO must of been shopping..as I did not see her in a lot of the photo shots of the One and the kids, she was out of sight except for a couple of photos.. Hawaii has lots of sleeveless clothes to show off those fabulous arms of hers,


37 posted on 01/04/2010 7:44:35 AM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Ditter

Probably shopping at Kauai Tent and Awning.....


38 posted on 01/04/2010 7:51:38 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: KC_Conspirator

On one hand Obama likes to talk about how he faces the biggest challenges since “FDR”. Then he goes on a Hawaiin vacation, his second vacation in less than a year.


39 posted on 01/04/2010 7:53:04 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: toddausauras

Just think if a Republican was in office and the economy was in total shambles, do you think they would get away with: flying chefs into DC, spending on lavish parties, taking wife to NY for date, flying luau’s to DC, golfing nonstop, spending 4 grand a night for a hotel, decadent trips to the Hampton’s/Martha’s vineyard, etc.


40 posted on 01/04/2010 7:57:44 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

I think it’s turning even his milder supporters off. It’s disgusting. What a hypocrite. Share the wealth indeed.


41 posted on 01/04/2010 8:01:02 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: JoanneSD

Right, no matter that is a cold winter, turn up the heat so MO can show off her arms. They aren’t paying the heating bills at the WH, we are.


42 posted on 01/04/2010 8:02:15 AM PST by Ditter
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To: NCC-1701

WTH is he carrying?


43 posted on 01/04/2010 8:10:18 AM PST by jughandle ("..we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration"-HRC)
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To: Paul46360
President Barack Obama ended a Hawaiian vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped. Could this have ever been written by the AP in, say, 2005? Let's try it out.

President Bush ended a Crawford, Texas vacation to return Monday to the Washington he never really escaped.

Hmm, makes Bush sound so dedicated and so darned busy. So no, instead it would have been written thusly.

President Bush ended an extended vacation to return Monday to the Washington amongst charges from critics that he has his priorities wrong in these times of war and economic uncertainty.

But there's no bias, no siree!

44 posted on 01/04/2010 8:15:31 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Paul46360
being on call and ready 24/7 goes with the job. In fact the same is true for the CEO of any business, military organization or govt. entity.

As he and his minions have had no such experience, they wouldn't know.

45 posted on 01/04/2010 8:18:25 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Paul46360

Can anyone remember such empathetic articles for President Bush? What a bunch of scum bag liberal hypocrites.


46 posted on 01/04/2010 8:27:22 AM PST by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: Wpin

My sentiments exactly. The double standard is blatant.


47 posted on 01/04/2010 8:54:53 AM PST by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

That article has a lot of interesting information that I had never heard about before about some presidents.


48 posted on 01/04/2010 9:04:35 AM PST by Albertafriend
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To: Paul46360

President Bush spent a lot of time at his ranch in Crawford, but didn’t they refer to that as “the western White House”. For starters, it was his HOME - not a vacation spot. He worked his ranch while attending to his job as President. The media hated being there in the summer.


49 posted on 01/04/2010 9:22:06 AM PST by indubitably
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” So even though Obama wore casual slacks on New Year’s Day when he took his daughters to see a 3-D version of the film “Avatar,” that BlackBerry on his belt wasn’t for fashion.
For a wartime president who dodged dealing with a terrorist attack on Christmas, “

Three hours after the attack-Barry was one of the last Americans to be informed.
Dec 25 , 2009
“ White House spokesman Bill Burton said Friday that Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, was informed of the incident about three hours after the plane landed.”

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=C874339F-18FE-70B2-A893CEDA7EB41098

And he was soooo alarmed-after 15 minutes of “ briefing “ ( a White House euphemism for smoking) -he left for the gym.

“ He drew questions about his level of involvement by not getting his first briefing on the incident until two hours ( the White House said it was really 3 hours )
after it was all over -
and then only for 15 minutes,
when he departed for the gym. “

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091229/D9CT6TE80.html

And under the heading of you can’t make this up:
“ Between golf outings, he phoned his homeland security secretary and counterterrorism adviser for regular updates.”
“ Rather than restaurant recommendations, the president was handed thrice-daily updates from the White House Situation Room. “
Handed doesn’t mean he read them.
And the White House Situation Room -Axelrod ? Emanuel ? Rev Wright ? Soros ?
was calling the shots.
Not Goofy and his snorkel.


50 posted on 01/04/2010 9:28:41 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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