Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Barack Obama’s vacation a real page turner
Boston Herald ^ | 8-21-2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa

Posted on 08/20/2010 11:50:22 PM PDT by Route797

CHILMARK - President Obama made the most of his first day of vacation, playing 18 holes at the chi-chi Vineyard Golf Club after taking daughters Sasha and Malia book shopping in Vineyard Haven.

The prez, who has played more than 40 rounds of golf while in office, continued his links roll at the private, 18-hole course in Edgartown where he teed off with his favorite golfing companion, White House aide Marvin Nicholson, Chicago BFF Eric Whitaker and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: funinthesun; golf; obama; obamagolf; playingaround; vacation
playing 18 holes at the chi-chi Vineyard Golf Club

What exactly does "chi-chi" mean? I'm a little behind on the latest jive talk of the rich and famous. If I'm President Obama, I think I'd just settle for a quick game of putt-putt right now. Anyway, I hope a good time was had by all.

1 posted on 08/20/2010 11:50:26 PM PDT by Route797
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Route797

Lazy *ss and Fat *ss doing absolutely nothing on their 437th vacation.

Worst Presidential couple in history.


2 posted on 08/20/2010 11:53:06 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Route797
chi·chi   /ˈʃiˌʃi/ Show Spelled[shee-shee] Show IPA

–adjective
1. showily or affectedly elegant or trendy; pretentious.

–noun 2. a chichi person or thing.
3. the quality of being chichi.

Origin:
1905–10; < F

—Synonyms
1. flashy, ostentatious, flamboyant.

3 posted on 08/20/2010 11:56:52 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
—Synonyms 1. flashy, ostentatious, flamboyant.

Flamboyance and a depress-I mean recession don't mix.

4 posted on 08/21/2010 12:01:30 AM PDT by Route797
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Good gravy, doesn’t he nauseate you? Bammie golfs, while Iran loads up with nuclear fuel.


5 posted on 08/21/2010 12:04:42 AM PDT by NOBO2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Route797

The nation’s in a “recession” not the White Hut.


6 posted on 08/21/2010 12:12:53 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember
Absolutely perfect names for these two a-holes. And they are definitely the worst Presidential couple in history.

Someone should put that slogan on a t-shirt....

7 posted on 08/21/2010 12:18:46 AM PDT by itssme
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Route797
After jumping the shark:


8 posted on 08/21/2010 12:19:45 AM PDT by Slyfox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Route797
President Obama made the most of his first day of vacation, playing 18 holes at the chi-chi Vineyard Golf Club after taking daughters Sasha and Malia book shopping in Vineyard Haven.

Nero played the harp while Rome burned, Zero "Dimples" Obama fiddles around on the links.

9 posted on 08/21/2010 12:23:55 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

They closed the beach because of a big poo sighting.


10 posted on 08/21/2010 12:24:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Route797
I heard the “George Bush do you missed me yet?” tshirts were big sellers on the vineyard right now. Wonder if he has seen one?
11 posted on 08/21/2010 12:26:22 AM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
1. flashy, ostentatious, flamboyant.

Sounds kinda queer to me.

12 posted on 08/21/2010 12:32:37 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Route797

"I want a hot dog...no, a hamburger! No, a Cheeseburger!"

13 posted on 08/21/2010 12:34:59 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TLI
Just like Obama


14 posted on 08/21/2010 12:35:16 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

"Look Mommie ! Im SUPERMAN!!!"

15 posted on 08/21/2010 12:37:31 AM PDT by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Route797
I did a google search and found this (at the bottom)....man they protect him from everything....is it coincident that Republicans are said to have taken more vacations. The reason that President Bush II took so much vacation is because he had a ranch in Texas that he went to during the month of August. Reagan had a ranch in California that he would ride horses and clear brush. The Obama’s did not have that type of vacation house to go to and have to rely on vacations in various places as opposed to one destination. Perhaps he needs to purchase some kind of vacation place where he can spend time just there.

Q: Has President Obama taken more vacation time than his predecessors?

A: According to one count, Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush spent more time on “vacation” during their first year than President Obama did. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton spent less time on “vacation.”

16 posted on 08/21/2010 12:37:39 AM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

According to “one” account? Sounds like it is a Democratic account.


17 posted on 08/21/2010 12:41:19 AM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Slyfox

18 posted on 08/21/2010 12:50:27 AM PDT by McBuff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Route797

It looks like a cutesy version of “chic” to me.


19 posted on 08/21/2010 12:52:30 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Catsrus

Probably...too coincidental that the Republicans took more vacations than the Democrats.


20 posted on 08/21/2010 1:26:59 AM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Route797

chi chi means....YOU CAN”T AFFORD IT!!


21 posted on 08/21/2010 1:41:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

yep


22 posted on 08/21/2010 1:42:59 AM PDT by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

Just curious ...how much $ was spent by the current first family on “vacations etc “ vs what Bush spent?

I bet its not in the same league


23 posted on 08/21/2010 1:46:30 AM PDT by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Route797

Is his wife going to take the kids too visit her parents someplace in the Pacific North West?


24 posted on 08/21/2010 1:52:29 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: woofie

Google search found this....I typed “who spent more money on vacations Obama vs Bush”

“Obama’s people have been very careful not to spend more than the past administration on travel and free time.

but.. It turns out that it was Very expensive having bush hang out in Texas on vacation at his ranch.
So it’s easy for Obama to spend less on travel and leisure than bush did.
The travel expenses for the bush daughters was extremely high.”

Another google search...it is crazy having to find this information. I find it crazy that this stuff is on the web.


25 posted on 08/21/2010 1:57:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator

you lying sack of shit


26 posted on 08/21/2010 2:00:25 AM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: american_ranger

Perhaps you don’t know how to use google. It has been around for years. Why would you think I would make this up? I could care less about vacations. I went on vacation twice this year with my family to a tune of 40 days. One vacation was on a baltic cruise for six (my wife and I and our four children) for 12 days and then we went to London for one week and Prague for one week. The other was to Pennsylvania for a Family Reunion and my mother’s 65th Birthday. I don’t have a problem with people taking vacations. The women asked me to find out that question and I was being helpful. Obviously you are selfish and don’t believe in helping people. That is your choice....good thing we are American or you would be in deep trouble.


27 posted on 08/21/2010 2:05:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mountn man
Body language time . . .

Notice all the ladies have their legs crossed toward 0 except one?

28 posted on 08/21/2010 3:06:00 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember

racist.

Or something like that.


29 posted on 08/21/2010 3:06:56 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Route797
Obama is just trying to play a round of golf for each 100,000 people that loose their job each week.

He is doing it for them.

/s

30 posted on 08/21/2010 3:19:34 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Route797

While in the neighborhood, I wonder if the Kenyan will visit his Aunt Onyango. Or is that not considered chi-chi.


31 posted on 08/21/2010 3:47:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: napscoordinator
IF what you found is true...it must be added that:

Remember, often times the White House, during those Presidential terms, made it clear that they were on "working vacations."

And, if it cost more, it was probably because of all that was needed to make it a "working vacation," such as communication systems, staffers, etc. I remember GW hosting heads of state and other political leaders at his ranch while he was on "vacation." That probably cost tax money. But...he was not off eating ice cream and playing golf and otherwise away from his duties totally, as with the Obamas. Those facts the liberal media, including Google, fail to include.

32 posted on 08/21/2010 4:16:17 AM PDT by CitizenM ("Do you miss me yet?" Yes, George, we do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: mountn man

He even crosses his legs like a woman.


33 posted on 08/21/2010 4:21:55 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Meat

He likes to show off his dainty ankles with flood pants.


34 posted on 08/21/2010 4:26:54 AM PDT by Boardwalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Route797
Last time I am going to use this image. It took about an hour to make so I figure I can use three times.


35 posted on 08/21/2010 4:35:21 AM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Route797

lol... In both Tex-Mex and Japanese, it is slang for breasts ... almost fitting...

Bikk


36 posted on 08/21/2010 5:01:46 AM PDT by Bikkuri
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TLI

about as queeer as never yet taking a “family vacation” that we know about without bagman Reggie and/or “BFF” Eric


37 posted on 08/21/2010 6:00:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Route797

Does it strike anyone else that the Obamas to some extent vacation separately even when they’re staying together? Rather than engaging in family activities, he leave the wife and kids behind for many hours just about every day to go off and play golf (or go off and play basketball or work out...). It’s kind of sad that his family, with young kids, seems to be such a low priority on his time schedule. They’re only going to be so young once.


38 posted on 08/21/2010 8:54:47 AM PDT by GOPrincess
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CitizenM

Google is in the tank for obama, so,I don’t know how accurate their reports are. At least, GWB, worked while on vacation at his ranch. When has zero actually done any work, other than run his mouth?


39 posted on 08/21/2010 12:11:55 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: CitizenM

Your are correct. Have a great weekend.


40 posted on 08/22/2010 6:48:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson