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Obama Spends Vacation Day Shopping and Golfing
NYT ^ | 8/20/2010 | Jackie Calmes

Posted on 08/21/2010 11:08:28 AM PDT by Qbert

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — As if the cover of Time magazine were not enough, now the writer Jonathan Franzen has a presidential plug to add to the advance publicity for his latest novel, “Freedom”: On Friday President Obama bought the book on the first full day of his 10-day stay on Martha’s Vineyard.

Later in the day, the president drove a golf cart while he played with three others at the Vineyard Golf Club.

While Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was back in Washington briefing reporters on the resumption of direct peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders Mr. Obama, in jeans and sandals, ventured by motorcade with his daughters, Malia and Sasha, from the property he is renting here to a book shop, Bunch of Grapes, to stock up on beach reading.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: golf; obama; obamanomics; vacations

Barack Hussein Obama (1961-), 44th President of the United States

1 posted on 08/21/2010 11:08:33 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

He’s towing the socialist company line well


2 posted on 08/21/2010 11:09:38 AM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: Qbert

He’s already in deep enough * to go swimming that is.


3 posted on 08/21/2010 11:10:33 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Qbert

reggie love is his parnter.


4 posted on 08/21/2010 11:10:50 AM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: truthbetold11

All animals are created equal. Some animals are more equal than others.


5 posted on 08/21/2010 11:11:20 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Calusa

6 posted on 08/21/2010 11:13:58 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: Qbert

“While Hillary Clinton is in DC”- doing his job for him!
Wondering if this is setting her up to run in 2012 while he recovers from back surgery-playing golf so much can play havoc with a skinny smoker who isn’t used to exercise other than heavy inhaling.
It is more than possible that he will not run in 2012. His numbers are so bad, can’t see him putting his ego thru a losing struggle.
I think the Clintons have given him an out and he is taking it. You can bet your house that they have file after file on his past deeds.
Watch Hillary start to shine thru as the Dems only hope.


7 posted on 08/21/2010 11:19:55 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: Qbert

I’m sure that the millions of people spending this weekend scouring the internet job listings and wondering how they are going to pay their bills this month are revolted by these images of Barry frolicking on his tenth vacation this year without a care in the world.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 11:22:14 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Qbert

not at all like seeing Bush at the ranch chopping wood.


9 posted on 08/21/2010 11:23:44 AM PDT by dalebert
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not at all like seeing Bush at the ranch chopping wood.And where are all the war hecklers?


10 posted on 08/21/2010 11:24:02 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: IceAge

““While Hillary Clinton is in DC”- doing his job for him!. Wondering if this is...”

Yeah- good observations. I wondered about that, too- definitely seemed like this was more than just a fluff piece about POTUS on a vacation, when you read between the lines.


11 posted on 08/21/2010 11:27:17 AM PDT by Qbert
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Obama Spends Vacation Day Shopping and Golfing

Maybe he should keep this up for another two and a half years. It would minimize the damage he could do to the country.

ML/NJ

12 posted on 08/21/2010 11:27:22 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Qbert

Or as they say on Maahtha’s Vinyaahd: Shaapping and Gaffeing ; )


13 posted on 08/21/2010 11:31:58 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: Qbert

Here’s a better headline...”Obama Spends Vacation Day Taking Long Walk On Short Pier”


14 posted on 08/21/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT by albie
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To: dalebert
Or this. This is a real man during his vacation.

Reagan

15 posted on 08/21/2010 11:55:10 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: ml/nj

“Maybe he should keep this up for another two and a half years. It would minimize the damage he could do to the country.”

He can take the Libs in Congress with him...


16 posted on 08/21/2010 12:26:22 PM PDT by Qbert
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I can never understand the folks around here who complain when DC shuts down for snow, or anything.

ML/NJ

17 posted on 08/21/2010 1:00:19 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Qbert

Just adding up some events from the past 2 months and it is obvious both the Obama’s seem to be thumbing their noses at the American taxpayers.
She went out of her way with her surprise trip to Spain. With his numbers dropping, I don’t think even she would have done that if they plan to return to the WH in 2012.
His constant golfing and vacations???? Fiddling while Rome burns???
The media whores are turning on him too. After Nov elections, it will be obvious, imho.


18 posted on 08/21/2010 1:03:32 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Calusa

swimming in a poo pond?


19 posted on 08/21/2010 1:10:26 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: ml/nj

“I can never understand the folks around here who complain when DC shuts down for snow, or anything.”

Yeah, I hear that! I think Congress shutting down in the mid-Nineties was one of the best things that happened for the country in the last twenty years...


20 posted on 08/21/2010 1:12:33 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: ml/nj
Obama Spends Vacation Day Shopping and Golfing

So, in other words, he's pretty much on vacation all the time.
21 posted on 08/21/2010 1:20:53 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Qbert

he is probably in desperate need of this 9th vacation .. doing so much damage to our nation in such a short amount of time is no easy task.

hell he has done more to screw us than the soviets did during the entire cold war were able to pull off!!!


22 posted on 08/21/2010 3:50:00 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: NohSpinZone

That was me today. “Tornado Warning” winds took a tree down in my backyard.

It’s a good feeling running a powerful saw and taking care of business.


23 posted on 08/21/2010 4:16:04 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: Qbert
Mr. Obama was never known to be a hard or diligent worker even as a youth or throughout his college or “working” years, which now seems to carry through to his Presidency.
24 posted on 08/21/2010 5:44:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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The only reason this guy couldn't pull off becoming an American Hitler or Stalin is, he's too f***ing lazy.

Otherwise we would have been screwed.

25 posted on 08/21/2010 5:46:46 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Munz
hell he has done more to screw us than the soviets did during the entire cold war were able to pull off!!!

Imagine if he had applied himself?

We'd have been rounded up by now.

26 posted on 08/21/2010 5:47:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: NohSpinZone

Nice photo of a truly great man and the best president of our times. Thank you for posting the pic. (Jim’s w)


27 posted on 08/21/2010 8:06:03 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: NohSpinZone

yuppers..thats a real man on vacation.


28 posted on 08/21/2010 9:07:28 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Lazamataz

>Imagine if he had applied himself?

We’d have been rounded up by now.<

PLEASE .. no ideas for the boy king .. I am not too happy with the fact that he is now throwing congress under the bus for the economy. He MUST realize what is going to happen to his presidency after the fall elections. Then he will be unable to pass any more of his diabolical legislation.

If we get a clean vote I will be very surprised .. hell if it is fair .. i may drop dead of a heart attack.


29 posted on 08/21/2010 9:07:44 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Lazamataz
he's too f***ing lazy

Exactly. You will see in the coming weeks how Obama begins to blame the inaction of Congress to fix our economic mess.

30 posted on 08/21/2010 9:16:21 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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