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President Obama, First Family Kick Off Vacation on Martha's Vineyard (Stay on vacation)
abc ^ | 8/19/2010 | DEVIN DWYER

Posted on 08/19/2010 4:26:48 AM PDT by tobyhill

President Obama and the first family today escape from life inside the Washington beltway and retreat to the summer vacation island of Martha's Vineyard, where they'll soak up the sun and enjoy time together as a family.

The 10-day getaway, the family's' fourth and longest this year, comes after a whirlwind campaign swing through the West Coast by Mr. Obama earlier this week and amid a swirling controversy over the president's comments about a proposed Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York.

With no public events scheduled for the week ahead, the president will get a break from the media spotlight and the partisan political battles that have intensified with just three months before November's midterm elections.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kingofthedeficit; nobc; nobirthcertificate; obamagroundzero; queenofthedeficit; zerogroundzero

1 posted on 08/19/2010 4:26:51 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

If he stays in one place for a few days he won’t be costing us as much money!


2 posted on 08/19/2010 4:28:50 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: tobyhill

What’s the mosque situation in Edgartown?


3 posted on 08/19/2010 4:28:54 AM PDT by Mobties (I yield back the balance of my time)
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To: tobyhill

They are SO fond of vacation, I suggest a permanent one.


4 posted on 08/19/2010 4:29:47 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: tobyhill
The 10-day getaway, the family's' fourth and longest this year...

More like the fourth in the last four weeks, I believe.

5 posted on 08/19/2010 4:30:32 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: tobyhill

From the first moment I saw Obama on the public stage I remarked to my wife that he was an empty suit. How true.


6 posted on 08/19/2010 4:32:25 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: tobyhill

I hope they get lots and lots of rain.
Then locusts.


7 posted on 08/19/2010 4:32:40 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: snowsislander

They are so tired from vacationing that they need yet another vacation. Loser family. In a sense they are the ultimate welfare cheats. Disgusting...


8 posted on 08/19/2010 4:33:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: snowsislander

Zero’s Chicago vacation and Wookie’s Spanish one perhaps don’t count because they were not family vacations.


9 posted on 08/19/2010 4:34:57 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: tobyhill

Don’t cha love how the press counts vacation days for them?

Now the Marbella trip was only 4 days. They landed on Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. For that to only be a 10-day trip that means they’ll have to be back in DC by next Friday. Is that going to happen—or is it really an 11- or 12-day trip?


10 posted on 08/19/2010 4:35:45 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tobyhill
Maybe we could find another office he could run for. It would appeal to his enormous ego and keep him the hell out of the White House. The country is much better off if he continues his vacationing and his campaigning.
11 posted on 08/19/2010 4:35:49 AM PDT by FarmerW (Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. - Milton Friedman)
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To: tobyhill
President Obama and the first family today escape from life inside the Washington beltway...

Escape from inside the beltway? They barely spend any time there!

12 posted on 08/19/2010 4:36:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: tobyhill
President Obama, First Family Kick Off Vacation on Martha's Vineyard


Does this mutt EVER work?

This asshat and his brood must think being POTUS is a part time gig. And that's only for when you're having 'Dance Night' in the White House. Which I hear he moved from every Wednesday night to every Friday Night.

This MORON is making Jimmah Carter look like Thomas Jefferson and Billy-Jeff look like George Washington.

13 posted on 08/19/2010 4:38:10 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: Rummyfan
Escape from inside the beltway? They barely spend any time there!

Indeed. A more accurate article would be one that noted, on his return to D.C., that the President was escaping the rigors of his vacation schedule by returning to D.C. for a few days.
14 posted on 08/19/2010 4:38:56 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: 9YearLurker

Surely they’re staying over the Labor Day weekend—or maybe they’re going somewhere else for that.


15 posted on 08/19/2010 4:42:22 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: snowsislander

It’s the sixth vacation this year and it’s only AUGUST!

Well, I suppose the partying will pick up as well as the golf games when he returns. Oh wait, he’ll probably squeeze in some grilling and hoops too!


16 posted on 08/19/2010 4:42:49 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Texas resident

And mosquitos.
And thunderstorms.

Unexpected, of course.


17 posted on 08/19/2010 4:44:49 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer (52% of our country is stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

Exactly how many hours per day does Obama actually work? Campaigning and vacationing don’t count.


18 posted on 08/19/2010 4:45:54 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: tobyhill

I sometimes worry about most in the media with their collective knees being locked in the same bent position for too long.


19 posted on 08/19/2010 4:46:19 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: FarmerW

“Maybe we could find another office he could run for. It would appeal to his enormous ego and keep him the hell out of the White House.”

He wants to run the U.N.


20 posted on 08/19/2010 4:47:57 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: tobyhill
It's for his latest movie:

National Socialist's 'New England Vacation'

Starring: President Clark Hussein Griswold & Family

and Featuring: The "Ronco Pocket Teleprompter", in the role of TOTUS.

21 posted on 08/19/2010 4:54:55 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: snowsislander

The Vactioner in Chief?


22 posted on 08/19/2010 4:55:38 AM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: Texas resident

Well, it IS hurricane season...

;-)


23 posted on 08/19/2010 4:56:02 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: tobyhill
Unlike the Somali savages that call themselves "pirates" (an insult to the real pirates of yore), this pair of Socialist/Communist elitist sh*theads is raping, pillaging, and plundering the taxpayers dollars and national resources without firing a shot (yet).

No matter WHAT it takes...

They MUST be forced to GTFO of OUR White House ASAP.

24 posted on 08/19/2010 4:59:04 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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At least when Bush went on vacation, he cleared brush on the farm.

This guy is really perpetuating sterotypes....


25 posted on 08/19/2010 4:59:08 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: Texas resident
I hope they get lots and lots of rain. Then locusts.

The a touch of Sickle Cell.

Or, would it be Hammer & Sickle Cell? :)

26 posted on 08/19/2010 5:01:16 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: tobyhill

Prepare for ice cream shots ... ad nauseum. Another opportunity for the press to exhibit its journalistic skills.


27 posted on 08/19/2010 5:02:45 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: tobyhill
I did a bit of searching, and so far, it appears that they have only missed vacationing in one month this year, February. Here's the list:

Date Description
January 2010 Obamas are in Hawaii until January 3rd
March 2010 Mrs. Obama visits New York City
April 2010 Obamas go to Asheville
May 2010 Obamas go to Chicago
June 2010 Mrs. Obama goes to Malibu
July 2010 Obamas to go to Maine
August 2010 Mrs. Obama goes to Marbella, Spain
August 2010 Mr. Obama goes to Chicago
August 2010 Obamas go to Gulf Coast
August 2010 Obamas go to Martha's Vineyard

Please let me know if I have missed any of this year's activities.

28 posted on 08/19/2010 5:07:51 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: tobyhill

Give him a break, he just visited the peons in the Gulf they need a vacation.

Pray for America


29 posted on 08/19/2010 5:24:03 AM PDT by bray (A FReeper book http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: tobyhill

I think Obama feels his work is done. All he is needed for is to sign the bills Pelosi and Reid pass and issue EOs for those policies they can’t pass. That is all he was ever intended to do.

So, why not make the most of his time and the free unlimited expense account? How about a date night in New York or a romantic flyby of the Statue of Liberty? Why not have Michele and the girls go where ever they want and take whomever they want? Golf, hoops, ... ? Whatever it takes to kill time. Now if only Carville and the rest would shut up about actually doing something, if only symbolic, everything would be fine!


30 posted on 08/19/2010 5:43:59 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: snowsislander
Thank you, that is exactly what I needed to show an Obama supporter who keeps saying that Zero works hard. She has often referred to times that Obama stressed, in a couple of his many aired speeches, that being president (solving our Nation's various problems) is "hard work." She is so influenced by his whining, finger pointing, and complaining that she fails to recognize the obvious. That is, Obama considers anything that he has to do for any length of time to be "hard work." He has terrible work habits and no perseverance for anything except campaigning. He has never held a job for more than two years...and he is fast approaching the two year date now. As it gets closer, I am sure he will find more and more ways to get away from his responsibilities in the Oval Office.

By the way, to your list of vacations...we can add the many hours/days spent playing golf, campaigning for others, raising money for the Dems, and not working while on our dime.

31 posted on 08/19/2010 5:46:42 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
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To: SumProVita

They had to lay off the maid that cleans the oval office. It never gets used.


32 posted on 08/19/2010 5:50:35 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Obama golfed while the Gulf gushed.)
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To: snowsislander

All these people do is campaign and party.


33 posted on 08/19/2010 5:56:59 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Praying today for -23, better yet -24......)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This UPI article says two weeks, which seems more likely:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/08/19/Obamas-to-vacation-in-Marthas-Vineyard/UPI-59351282218871/

Returning on Labor Day would make it 13 days; the next Tuesday, 14.


34 posted on 08/19/2010 6:05:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tobyhill

First thing Obama does is to get oriented as to which way is Mecca.

I would not be surprised if it was found that at most if not all of his public speaking appearances he aims himself towards Mecca, never facing away as that would be an Insult to the Koran.

And any bathroom that has the commode facing sitting in the wrong position will have to be “renovated”

Kinda makes a person wonder if the toilets in the Whitehouse are being moved around so as to not offend the Koran? hmmm...


35 posted on 08/19/2010 6:10:52 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: tobyhill
I notice that this article never mentions how much this vaca's gonna cost, or who's picking up the tab for what.

Go figger.

36 posted on 08/19/2010 6:14:41 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: SumProVita

Just as many as mac daddies namesake - ZERO


37 posted on 08/19/2010 6:15:54 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: tobyhill
Like a lot of the American people, the President is taking a little time with his family to recharge his batteries...

Are these people nuts? A lot of us are stressing and sweating to get thru this mess he's made.

38 posted on 08/19/2010 6:24:37 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: snowsislander
Actually, you have a couple I missed. This is their 4TH vacation this month?

That's disgusting!

39 posted on 08/19/2010 6:31:34 AM PDT by MamaTexan (Dear GOP - ~ We suck less ~ is NOT a campaign platform)
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To: freebird5850
They had to lay off the maid that cleans the oval office. It never gets used.

Thats good. It may require less fumigation after we kick his muzzie arse out of there.
40 posted on 08/19/2010 6:35:04 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: snowsislander

If you wanted to expand it, you could add all the baseball games, basketball games, Wednesday parties at the WH, hosting that group of music people loving each other so much, ad nauseam.


41 posted on 08/19/2010 6:54:36 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: snowsislander
Get this! Wikipedia has a page List of Obama first family vacations!
42 posted on 08/19/2010 6:56:42 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tobyhill

500,000 more out of work, of course his answer: off to Martha’s Vineyard!


43 posted on 08/19/2010 7:29:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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