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AP: Vacationing Obama can't escape economy (met Bloomberg for 15 minutes in clubhouse-FORE!)
AP ^ | August 27, 2010 | MARK S. SMITH

Posted on 08/27/2010 1:00:24 PM PDT by maggief

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama biked and golfed under a brilliant New England sun Friday, yet he couldn't escape the cascade of dour news on the economy as his vacation neared its end.

The Commerce Department reported the economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, a mere 1.6 percent. That followed reports earlier in the week on badly slumping home sales and tapering business spending on manufactured items.

Obama has conferred with his economic team on the phone while vacationing. And before his latest round of Martha's Vineyard golf Friday, he met for about 15 minutes in the clubhouse with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to discuss the economy.

"The president and Mayor Bloomberg took the opportunity to discuss plans for short- and long-term economic growth at a pivotal point in our recovery," said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin. He said Obama invited the mayor to the island about a week ago.

Cherlin said the conversation was not about a Muslim cultural center and mosque proposed for a site near ground zero.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; escape; obama; vacation; vacationing; vacations

1 posted on 08/27/2010 1:00:25 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Wow! That’s what you call a quickie!

I wonder which one was ‘the bitch’.


2 posted on 08/27/2010 1:02:18 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn
The real question is, who dropped the towel first? sarc
3 posted on 08/27/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: KoRn

“President Barack Obama biked and golfed under a brilliant New England sun”

The New England sun was the only thing that was brilliant.


4 posted on 08/27/2010 1:05:29 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: maggief

A phone call and a 15 minute meeting. Burning the midnight oil.


5 posted on 08/27/2010 1:08:17 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: maggief
"The president and Mayor Bloomberg took the opportunity to discuss plans for short- and long-term economic growth at a pivotal point in our recovery," said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin. He said Obama invited the mayor to the island about a week ago.

Two peas.

6 posted on 08/27/2010 1:12:01 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: maggief
"Good riddance, America. My work here is done..."

7 posted on 08/27/2010 1:13:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: keepitreal

as far as i’m concerned he should live on the course and invite his houses of congress majority members as well so they can’t f*&k anything else up


8 posted on 08/27/2010 1:13:59 PM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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9 posted on 08/27/2010 1:22:00 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: maggief
President Barack Obama biked and golfed under a brilliant New England sun Friday, yet he couldn't escape the cascade of dour news on the economy as his vacation neared its end.

Poor Hussein, having his royal vacation interrupted because the peasants are out of work and we're entering a depression! Breaks my heart!

/sarc

10 posted on 08/27/2010 1:26:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: anniegetyourgun

He looks like a total bike fag.


11 posted on 08/27/2010 1:27:57 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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12 posted on 08/27/2010 1:30:56 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: maggief
I'm surprised Bloomy was able to squeeze in time for Obama..
His handicap is his brain... not his fortune.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg hits from the eighth tee during the Pro-Am practice round of The Barclays golf tournament in Paramus, New Jersey August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi


13 posted on 08/27/2010 1:41:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Hanging with Phil is a lot more fun than hanging with OPbama.

Phil Mickelson and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg walk on the 16th green during the practice round for the Barclays golf tournament in Paramus, New Jersey August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi


14 posted on 08/27/2010 1:44:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: maggief
Nero fiddled..

Obama golfs.


U.S. President Barack Obama waits for his turn to play on the ninth hole while
playing golf at Mink Meadows Golf Club in Martha's Vineyard in Vineyard Haven,
Massachusetts, August 25, 2010. The first family is on a 10-day summer vacation.
REUTERS/Jim Young


15 posted on 08/27/2010 1:46:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: maggief

Its not like he has the Witch in the Ditch and her smelly friends camping out on their doorstep. What hypocrisy.

Pray for America


16 posted on 08/27/2010 2:06:24 PM PDT by bray (A fun read: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bloomberg likes to helicopter over flyover America.Manhattan
to Martha’s Vineyard and to the Hamptons.


17 posted on 08/27/2010 2:11:05 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: anniegetyourgun

He looks like a 6-year-old without training wheels.


18 posted on 08/27/2010 2:18:59 PM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: hoosiermama; STARWISE; Liz; onyx; penelopesire

AP Photo

President Barack Obama, left, and Washington power broker Vernon Jordan, right, chat with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, while playing golf at Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass. , on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. The President and his family are vacationing on the island.


19 posted on 08/27/2010 2:49:38 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Poor guy, on only his 6th vacation in two months and everyone keeps bothering him!


20 posted on 08/27/2010 2:57:13 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: anniegetyourgun

What a nerd. Even Jacques Kerry looks more athletic on a bike than Bambi does.


21 posted on 08/27/2010 2:57:20 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: anniegetyourgun
Pathetic!

Does he have anybody around him with any sense?

22 posted on 08/27/2010 2:58:17 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: maggief
Oh crap. Whenever you see Vernon Jordan talking to anybody in power, just assume he's discussing ways to screw you bad.

Because he is.

23 posted on 08/27/2010 2:59:09 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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24 posted on 08/27/2010 3:04:58 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

That is almost as dorky as Jon Cary’s wind-surfing picture!


25 posted on 08/27/2010 3:07:14 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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