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Obamas Take Four Vacations in One Month.
ExurbanLeague.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jon

Posted on 07/26/2010 3:49:31 PM PDT by inkling

While many Americans are cutting back on their vacation plans or eliminating them altogether, Barack Obama is setting an aspirational example for all of us. Sure, times are tough, but perhaps we can enjoy a life of leisure vicariously through our betters.

On July 16-18, the Obamas enjoyed their first summer vacation in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. The idyllic town has long been favorite summer getaway for the rich and powerful going back to the Gilded Age. Truly a resort fit for a king public servant.

Anticipating exhaustion from two long weeks in Washington, D.C., Michelle Obama is hosting her eldest daughter and several family friends on a "private vacation" to Spain, August 4-8. Staying at the luxurious Villa Padierna...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc4megrahi; economy; hypocrisy; letthemeatarugula; megrahi; michelleantoinette; obama; obama4megrahi; obama4terrorists; skippy; vacation; vacations
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It's good to be the King.
1 posted on 07/26/2010 3:49:32 PM PDT by inkling
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To: inkling

Its the usual elitist politicians of “do as I say but not as I do” crap...


2 posted on 07/26/2010 3:52:30 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: inkling

Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe he’ll get to enjoying these vacations so much he’ll take a permanent one.


3 posted on 07/26/2010 3:53:22 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: inkling; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ..

The list, ping


4 posted on 07/26/2010 3:54:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: inkling

Racist!


5 posted on 07/26/2010 3:54:20 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: inkling

From the blog: “Barack Obama is setting an aspirational example..”

“Aspirational” isn’t a word. I think they meant “inspirational”. Unless the author was trying to be sarcastic and make a new word that implies a guy who’s ass-headed behavior he wants others to mimic because he thinks he’s being inspirational.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 3:54:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: inkling

While he is on vacation, he is not causing more harm!


7 posted on 07/26/2010 3:54:24 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: inkling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv1VP7j6YRg


8 posted on 07/26/2010 3:54:53 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: inkling

I hope he is impeached and fined for all his money and his pension cut off. Then we can sue him for every nickle he can ever earn.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 3:55:00 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: inkling

Must be nice.

Wish I could do that.

Gotta keep working to feed my family.

Thing is, I enjoy working. I’d be pretty bored if I was in “vacation” mode 50% of the time or more.

Then again, what do you expect from a flaming anti-American foreign national Moslem communist, who’s never done an honest day’s work for an honest dollar, and has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt. Everest?


10 posted on 07/26/2010 3:55:30 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: inkling

This stuff is why I rather prefer that our presidents have gotten all the jet setting and money spending out of their systems. Bush was blasted for being born rich, but he didn’t treat the White House and the prerogatives of his office like a playground and didn’t jet set around the world demanding respect.


11 posted on 07/26/2010 3:55:58 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: inkling
"It's GOOD to be da KING!


12 posted on 07/26/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: inkling

And remember that Leonid Brezhnev had a collection of cars that would make Jay Leno drool. When you are bleeding the populace for it, you can afford these things.


13 posted on 07/26/2010 3:58:11 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Secret Agent Man
Aspirational, adj. orig. Marketing. Of a product, advertising, etc.: representative of or associated with a sophisticated, stylish, or otherwise attractive lifestyle to which consumers might aspire.
--Oxford English Dictionary
14 posted on 07/26/2010 3:59:03 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Secret Agent Man

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspirational


15 posted on 07/26/2010 4:00:00 PM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: inkling

Where did his money come from? When did he becomea millionaire? How does one transition from total poverty to his wealth without working a day in his life?

Just sayin’


16 posted on 07/26/2010 4:01:07 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Secret Agent Man

*Aspirational* is related to breathing....sucking air;)


17 posted on 07/26/2010 4:03:57 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Do Be
Maybe this is a good thing. Maybe he’ll get to enjoying these vacations so much he’ll take a permanent one.

We could look at this like he has been on one long vacation, and did not return. That is about what has happened. Yeah that is a good thing. Can you imagine the damage if he had actually showed up for work on a regular basis. Wonder if Spain would keep Big MO
18 posted on 07/26/2010 4:04:24 PM PDT by mstar
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To: All

And on top of that, Big Mo is taking a vacation with daughter to Spain and has reserved 30 rooms at a 5 star hotel!!


19 posted on 07/26/2010 4:04:40 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Kenny

Books helped but he isn’t paying a dime for these vacations. These are on you and I.


20 posted on 07/26/2010 4:06:12 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: inkling

“It’s good to be the King.”

Y’know, I’m busting my butt just to keep the overhead of my business paid. My business pretty runs on the disposable income of others, and if you haven’t noticed lately, it’s in very short supply.

No matter. Skippy and the rest of the elites party hearty, because they know their excesses will be borne by the little people and their offspring. Who knew destroying an economy could be so much fun?

In a better time, the castle would already be under siege.

But Skippy and Company know that they are beyond any significant justice. And that’s the real travesty here.


21 posted on 07/26/2010 4:06:33 PM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: inkling

On an earlier thread it was reported that Obama was claiming that his family had been forced to cut back, just like the rest of us! Somebody needs to put these stories together for SNL in time for Saturday night!


22 posted on 07/26/2010 4:07:04 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

No but he is an excellent delegater :(


23 posted on 07/26/2010 4:07:53 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: sthguard

I stand corrected, sorry. I forgot about the root word “aspire”. I’ve been so cynical lately I almost thought the guy was jsut making it up and possibly a veiled slam on The One.


24 posted on 07/26/2010 4:10:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: sthguard
Aspirational

Glad to know. I thought it meant he wanted me to choke on my vomit.

25 posted on 07/26/2010 4:12:30 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: inkling

This is a grindstone-nosing age all right and Bummer might tempt us to envy. However, it is probably for the better that Bummer does nothing in the White House for long stretches of time. Better nothing than damage.


26 posted on 07/26/2010 4:14:00 PM PDT 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: Secret Agent Man
“Aspirational” isn’t a word.",/i>

Hey, I aspire to have that kind of vacation schedule! /s

27 posted on 07/26/2010 4:14:48 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: kbennkc

Maybe a hint could be had from the Spanish word for vacuum cleaner: aspirador. The root idea is to suck.


28 posted on 07/26/2010 4:16:00 PM PDT 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: inkling

One of the benefits of being clean and articulate.


29 posted on 07/26/2010 4:17:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: inkling

Remember when Nancy Reagen actually had the temerity to buy a new set of china?


30 posted on 07/26/2010 4:19:56 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: inkling
I wish the ignorant, dumbassed, treasonous, socialistic piece of canine excrement would stay on a damn vacation.

Perhaps he'll cause less harm than when he is in the White House.

Although I understand he murders a few golf balls and lies on his strokes...but what the hell, he is, after all, a damn dimocRAT.

31 posted on 07/26/2010 4:20:21 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: inkling

“Obamas Take Four Vacations in One Month.”

It’s hard work to be that thin skinned.


32 posted on 07/26/2010 4:26:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (I've been told that I drive like a cop. I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult.)
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To: inkling

I suspect he’s meeting with people he can’t meet with in DC, and of course the MSM covers for him


33 posted on 07/26/2010 4:30:09 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: inkling

I think he should take as much vacation as he wants. The more time he spends on vacation, the less damage he can inflict working. I wish he would take a 2 year vacation


34 posted on 07/26/2010 4:30:27 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: inkling
He's abusing his powers and bleeding us dry.

I can't wait for Sky King to be voted OUT!

sw

35 posted on 07/26/2010 4:31:07 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: inkling

And it’s harder work than you think trying to ruin America.


36 posted on 07/26/2010 4:32:35 PM PDT by mojito
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To: prophetic; All

July 16 to 18, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Sounds like a long weekend. When were/are the other three. [With 10 days of annual leave, when my children were young I used to take 4 long weekends, one full week, and the Friday after Thanksgiving.] I heard he was planning on trip on the Gulf Coast to encourage people to start going there again to benefit their local economy. More facts please.


37 posted on 07/26/2010 4:34:30 PM PDT by gleeaikin (question authority)
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To: gleeaikin

If he does another call to people to swim the Gulf for “the economy”, watch and see if he sends his daughters into the Corexit water, first! He won’t.


38 posted on 07/26/2010 4:36:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: spectre

I hear the $800,000 city manager job for Bell, Cal is now open. We can encourage Obama to send his resume to them. He can double his salary and obviously they are looking for someone with experience in government spending.A match made in heaven


39 posted on 07/26/2010 4:37:01 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: inkling

As I’ve posted before, these guys are the Jeffersons, moving uptown, but without the essential humanity.


40 posted on 07/26/2010 4:39:21 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: gleeaikin

Its all in the article, including ten days in late August at Martha’s Vineyard.


41 posted on 07/26/2010 4:39:44 PM PDT by John W
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To: Niuhuru

Many of you might remember that when this guy became president, he said we would all have to sacrifice. I guess that meant we all had to give up our leisure time to pay for his. You’re right; President Bush did not hobnob all over the place with his friends and supporters. If he did get some time away from the Oval Office, he was usually still working.


42 posted on 07/26/2010 4:44:14 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: inkling

It took YEARS to save the money to take our kids and their spouses with us to Hawaii this coming September! And all they do is go on vacation or play golf...


43 posted on 07/26/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: inkling

I'm Marie Antoinette and I approve of these vacations! Let them eat cake!

44 posted on 07/26/2010 4:50:06 PM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: inkling

So, what’s your favorite cake???? Letting us eat it is obviously how they respond to the genuine hardships Americans are experiencing in the wake of this administration’s and congress’ destruction of our economy and country.


45 posted on 07/26/2010 4:52:28 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (2010 . . . America's last chance for survival. .)
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To: John W
All that and he still hasn't explained why hes using a SS# from Connecticut issued 5 years after he got his first job in Hawaii.

The press is responsible for this communist usurper in the White House, and they need to pay.

46 posted on 07/26/2010 4:52:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Jewels1091

I wonder if George Soros has an opening in the U.N. that Obama could transfer to? I’d hate to have to give him up for the greater cause of saving the world, but really he’s done about all he can do to transform America and I’d hate to see his resume take a backwards step. It’d be sad to see him go, but sacrifices must be made for he greater good!


47 posted on 07/26/2010 5:07:10 PM PDT by daisy mae for the usa
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To: inkling
and America takes another one in the........
rlmorel

48 posted on 07/26/2010 5:19:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: patriot08

And on top of that, Big Mo is taking a vacation with daughter to Spain and has reserved 30 rooms at a 5 star hotel!!
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Since when do we, the Taxpayers, have to pay for “Friends and Family” to travel?

I am sick and tired of paying for luxury vacations for any President, Vice President, Speaker of the House. Let them pay for their own vacations.

This is the ultimate in the abuse of powers.

Can anyone get the “guest list” for this junket?


49 posted on 07/26/2010 5:20:39 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: John W
ten days in late August at Martha’s Vineyard

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Including a day sail on Kerry's Yacht Isabel? Surely there is a write-off that Kerry's accountant has found to subsidize a $7M toy during these hard times!

50 posted on 07/26/2010 5:24:37 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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