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Obama vacation: out and about (books, golf, ice cream)
Cape Cod Times ^ | August 21, 2010 | Doug Fraser

Posted on 08/21/2010 6:17:35 AM PDT by maggief

VINEYARD HAVEN — The first family had an answer yesterday to those who said they were perhaps a little too reclusive while on the island.

On the first full day of their Martha's Vineyard vacation, the Obamas were almost Clintonesque, first traveling to a Vineyard Haven bookstore before the president took in a round of golf in the early afternoon, followed by the first appearance of first lady Michelle Obama, who took the girls for ice cream in Oak Bluffs.

At a press conference yesterday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said President Barack Obama has a relatively spontaneous approach to each vacation day, deciding in the morning whether to play basketball, go to the beach or get some ice cream.

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By 1:30 p.m., Obama was golfing at the private Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown with his friend Eric Whitaker, White House trip director Marvin Nicholson and U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. Clyburn is the first South Carolinian and only the second African-American to serve as the House majority whip. On its website, the golf course touts itself as environmentally friendly, having abandoned pesticides and embraced composted soil.

(Excerpt) Read more at capecodonline.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovacation; mantoinette; marthasvineyard; obamafamily; vacationgal
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1 posted on 08/21/2010 6:17:38 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

This guy is through.

Two more years and a few months to get through. Beginning in January the damage can be contained. We have a lot of work to do.


2 posted on 08/21/2010 6:20:19 AM PDT by kjo
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To: maggief

The guy in the back must be giving himself chloroform.


3 posted on 08/21/2010 6:23:00 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: maggief
President Barack Obama has a relatively spontaneous approach to each vacation day, deciding in the morning whether to play basketball, go to the beach or get some ice cream.

They're trying so hard to make Zero seem human, but it's not working.

4 posted on 08/21/2010 6:23:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Maven of alcoholic beverage bargains!)
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To: maggief

The Friends reported this morning that Barry did not get such a warm welcome on The Island.


5 posted on 08/21/2010 6:24:50 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

It was clear last time he was not expected back. Dunno why they are so utterly tone deaf.


6 posted on 08/21/2010 6:28:05 AM PDT by omega4179 (JD Hayworth)
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To: Tax-chick

What’s with the ice cream all the time. Has someone told them ice cream is a popular American dessert?

Well, I guess it is, but I thought she ... shouldn’t she be taking them out for some leafy veggies?


7 posted on 08/21/2010 6:29:51 AM PDT by altura
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To: maggief

Meanwhile, Saturday Today and CBS News Saturday Morning working hard to save his failed presidency.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 6:30:09 AM PDT by John W (Chuck Todd Is An Ass)
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To: maggief
"deciding in the morning whether to play basketball, go to the beach or get some ice cream."

That must take a lot of energy!

Some people wake up in the morning trying to figure out how to survive the day, but PLAY ON BARRY!

9 posted on 08/21/2010 6:31:15 AM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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To: kjo

For a family that wants us all to eat lettuce, they sure eat a lot of ice cream.

FUBO


10 posted on 08/21/2010 6:32:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: omega4179
It was clear last time he was not expected back. Dunno why they are so utterly tone deaf.

Narcissism?

11 posted on 08/21/2010 6:32:07 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Miss Didi

Of course they would get upset, anywhere Obama goes the surrounding area goes into lockdown mode, you cannot set off fireworks, fly model planes or go ballooning near where he is.

The flight restrictions alone shut down almost all air traffic. Tourism suffers because first off you cannot get into the area and then if you do you will be monitored, photographed and all your past will be dug up and filed away.

Nobody wants Obama anymore, he brinks ill fortune to the land.


12 posted on 08/21/2010 6:32:56 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: altura
"shouldn’t she be taking them out for some leafy veggies?"

BINGO!

13 posted on 08/21/2010 6:33:18 AM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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To: altura

“Do what I say, not what I do.”

Maybe they’ve taken donations from the dairy industry and they’re doing product placement.


14 posted on 08/21/2010 6:34:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Maven of alcoholic beverage bargains!)
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To: maggief

LOL! The video interview at Mad Martha’s Ice Cream is so, like just really uh like just so like really great!


15 posted on 08/21/2010 6:34:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: NautiNurse

Like fer sure!

(Ice cream flavors are a guarded secret. LOL!)


16 posted on 08/21/2010 6:36:32 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Miss Didi

you are kidding, maybe there is hope.
i am really repulsed by these pictures while our men are being killed daily and people in the US are in dire straits


17 posted on 08/21/2010 6:40:08 AM PDT by mel
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To: altura

Well, the price of arugula is too high for their purse. So it’s ice cream ice cream.


18 posted on 08/21/2010 6:40:40 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: maggief
He plays golf, the family eats during the day.
He better hurry up and stuff his face on camera and very publicly.
Each day that he doesn't eat during the day makes him more and more a follower of Islam in the eyes of many. He'll never be able to make anyone believe he isn't until he does so during Ramadan.
19 posted on 08/21/2010 6:41:06 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: maggief

The guy in back covering his face for the camera? very strange.


20 posted on 08/21/2010 6:41:07 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: maggief

File this one under: Rich Black Trash

They had to cut one vacation short so they could start the next one on time.


21 posted on 08/21/2010 6:41:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: Miss Didi
"The Friends reported this morning that Barry did not get such a warm welcome on The Island."

Reuters

22 posted on 08/21/2010 6:41:46 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

How many people are there, if we exclude the bodyguards? Four or five?


23 posted on 08/21/2010 6:43:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: muddler

Cart in front of his is licking up dust.


24 posted on 08/21/2010 6:44:10 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: kjo

If a news agency could get this close for photos through brush just imagine who else can !


25 posted on 08/21/2010 6:47:45 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: maggief
Bless his heart. In that second photo there are so few people there to greet him that they all got front row standing. There's nobody behind them!
26 posted on 08/21/2010 6:47:59 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: maggief

27 posted on 08/21/2010 6:48:02 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality Now: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

kicking.


28 posted on 08/21/2010 6:48:26 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: maggief

Looks like Bambi is driving the second generation Volt!


29 posted on 08/21/2010 6:48:48 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Renegade

I think the administration and their security force probably allowed the news photographer in to take those pictures, precisely according to plan.


30 posted on 08/21/2010 6:49:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Maven of alcoholic beverage bargains!)
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To: maggief

How many times has Hussein said:

“I will not rest until (fill in the blank)”

NOT!


31 posted on 08/21/2010 6:51:57 AM PDT by Polyxene
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To: Tax-chick
They're trying so hard to make Zero seem human, but it's not working.

I recall seeing pictures of President Bush working on his ranch.

Does Obama even know how to use a hammer? A chainsaw is out of the question. Does Obama even know how to drive ? Has he even used a lawn mower? Swept out his garage?

This guy gives me the creeps. What ever he is, he's not American.

32 posted on 08/21/2010 6:52:41 AM PDT by csvset
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To: maggief
Obama vacation: out and about (books, golf, ice cream)...

And poop...

Will bacteria count beach Barack Obama?

How fitting.

33 posted on 08/21/2010 6:55:49 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Polyxene
How many times has Hussein said: “I will not rest until (fill in the blank)”

Google search:

“I will not rest until” Obama
About 1,310,000 results (0.27 seconds)

34 posted on 08/21/2010 6:56:06 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: maggief

What is it with these people and ice cream??


35 posted on 08/21/2010 6:58:16 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (TheSurvivalMom.com)
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To: maggief

I thought they’d tour the boat yard at Cape Cod and see how whitey used to make boats to invade the shores of North America.


36 posted on 08/21/2010 6:58:20 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: maggief
.."As soon as he walked out the door, I started crying. It's such an honor for me because I'm such a huge fan, a huge supporter of his politics," she said.

Lady, the b@stard makes me cry everyday.

37 posted on 08/21/2010 6:59:19 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: maggief

I thought they’d tour the boat yard at Cape Cod and see how whitey used to make boats to invade the shores of North America.


38 posted on 08/21/2010 6:59:55 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: altura
I laugh every time I hear about the Obama’s taking their kids for ice cream. They are taking money away from the food stamp program to fund Michelle's pet project, The Healthy Eating Initiative, or whatever they call it. Talk about gall!
39 posted on 08/21/2010 6:59:57 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: Brugmansian

I was being facetious. I knew he said it more times than we could count. Just another of his many lies. He only wanted to be POTUS for the perks.


40 posted on 08/21/2010 7:00:02 AM PDT by Polyxene
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To: mewzilla

“And poop...

Will bacteria count beach Barack Obama?”

Which came first, ObommieDaCommie or the ecoli?

The water was fine until this *(^&%# swam in it.


41 posted on 08/21/2010 7:04:14 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Polyxene

I know you were but you piqued my curiosity and I had to look.

:-)


42 posted on 08/21/2010 7:04:19 AM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: maggief

Obama looks like a sissy man even when he’s just riding in a golf cart. What’s up with that?


43 posted on 08/21/2010 7:05:05 AM PDT by altura
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To: paulycy

If michelle keeps eating that kind of stuff, she’s going to look like she has a elephant’s azz.


44 posted on 08/21/2010 7:08:18 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: maggief

Obama, if anyone said you were being too reclusive, pay no attention.

Please be reclusive. We don’t want to see you golfing, or going to a book store, or see Momma buying ice cream.

We just want you to go far away and stay there.


45 posted on 08/21/2010 7:08:27 AM PDT by altura
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To: Chong

“deciding in the morning whether to play basketball, go to the beach or get some ice cream.”


I believe that’s above his pay grade.


46 posted on 08/21/2010 7:09:06 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: csvset
Does Obama even know how to use a hammer?

He knows how to hang curtains.

Little gay, frilly ones.

47 posted on 08/21/2010 7:09:56 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: csvset

I’m reading Karl Rove’s book. The picture section has a lot of pictures of George W. Bush. It sure gave me a pang of nostalgia to see what a president who is a real man looked like.


48 posted on 08/21/2010 7:10:25 AM PDT by altura
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To: boycott

Heh!


49 posted on 08/21/2010 7:13:37 AM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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To: maggief

I’m having my third vacation of the month too. It’s called Saturday at home doing normal American things like paying the bills, cleaning the house, running errands. Still haven’t received my share of the stimulus so no time or money for a ten day vacation or golf or a trip to Marble Slab or Barnes & Noble. But I do so enjoy having the Obamas rub it in my face.


50 posted on 08/21/2010 7:15:14 AM PDT by McLynnan
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