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Obama and family may visit Williamsburg this weekend
Virginia Pilot ^ | April 7, 2011 | Bill Bartel

Posted on 04/07/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

If the federal budget stalemate doesn’t get in the way, President Barack Obama is planning to visit Colonial Williamsburg this weekend with the first lady, Michelle, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha.

The White House said in a statement Thursday that it is a “long-planned family trip” to the historic site.

“The president’s priority is working with members of Congress from both parties to avoid a government shutdown,” the statement continued. The family’s plans will change if an agreement is not reached.

Obama is negotiating with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to pass a budget bill in time to avoid a shutdown at midnight Friday.

Jim Bradley, communications manager for Colonial Williamsburg, said he has not received any information about a presidential visit and referred information requests to the White House.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: grifters; obamavaction; pimpcation; vacationobama; welfarewhitehouse

1 posted on 04/07/2011 4:07:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope it rains.


2 posted on 04/07/2011 4:09:38 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Hey White House liar. Truth comes out a little at a time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“long-planned family trip” means “I gotta get outta town ‘till the heat cools off”.


3 posted on 04/07/2011 4:09:43 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

His job would have been in the house.


4 posted on 04/07/2011 4:10:03 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: Free ThinkerNY

Hope it’s not closed, Odumbass


5 posted on 04/07/2011 4:10:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what meanie would begrudge the first family a
“long planned trip”?

hmmm?

break out the ice cream and cheeburgers


6 posted on 04/07/2011 4:10:49 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So he’ll shut down the government to get out of having to spend time with the family and go golfing instead.


7 posted on 04/07/2011 4:12:12 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This guy has gotten by his entire life without doing any real work. He knows that the media dare not mention that because it would be “racist” to raise the possibility that he is “lazy”. Lots of vacations, plenty of golf, lots of out-of-town travel to give meaningless speeches. It’s remarkable how little time he spends at the office.


8 posted on 04/07/2011 4:12:29 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama is planning to visit Colonial Williamsburg...

I'm old enough to remember when Williamsburg used to be a really nice, safe place in the 1950's. You could walk without fear at night on Richmond Road and Duke of Gloucester Street. Even the Greyhound Bus depot wasn't bad at all.

Now Zero and his thug entourage are destroying what pleasant memories remain of Williamsburg.

9 posted on 04/07/2011 4:14:17 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They need to be sure he visits the stocks, and tries them out, (and loses the key.)


10 posted on 04/07/2011 4:16:55 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good grief; all these grifters do is vacation.


11 posted on 04/07/2011 4:17:09 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: re_nortex

And isn’t the College there a virtual liberal Utopia now?


12 posted on 04/07/2011 4:17:48 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Swine.


13 posted on 04/07/2011 4:19:09 PM 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: Free ThinkerNY

What a crock. It’s a federal park — it’ll be closed that day. He wants to be one of the people crying outside the gates ‘cause they couldn’t get in ‘cause of the mean ol’ Repubs shut down the government.


14 posted on 04/07/2011 4:20:01 PM PDT by bunster
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This month, Colonial Williamsburg; next month, Ireland. Who knows what June will bring for the ever-traveling Obamas?

It's rather funny that he is known for voting "present" while he was a senator because he really isn't. His legacy nickname will be The Vacant Pres(id)ent.

16 posted on 04/07/2011 4:22:34 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama Vacation to Williamsburg will kill thousands of children and deny medicine for the elderly.

Imagine the costs of his security and technical needs.

I bet it’s over $100,000 every time he golfs.

Williamsburg would be higher.


17 posted on 04/07/2011 4:23:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, well, it’s been at least 10 days or so since he got back from spring break in Brazil.


18 posted on 04/07/2011 4:23:53 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He's getting out of Dodge for when the unions descend, Wisconsin-style, on D.C. to protest against the Republicans "shutting down the government."

He doesn't want to be anywhere around when his homeys get nasty.

19 posted on 04/07/2011 4:26:41 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: arasina

I think the Queen has invited President Barack Hussein Obama Jr. to a state affair in England, some time soon.... another trip....


20 posted on 04/07/2011 4:28:18 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Am I wrong, or is most every trip they take “a long planned family trip.”

I’ve heard those words several times.


21 posted on 04/07/2011 4:30:32 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: fwdude
And isn’t the College there a virtual liberal Utopia now?

Unfortunately, it probably has descended downward in that regard.

Back in my day, William and Mary was a place where Yankees sent their children to learn Southern grace and manners.

One of my relatives taught in the ROTC program there and, believe me, he was extremely, extremely Conservative. I admired him and even as I write this post, I fondly recall his insights about Franklin Diablo [sic] Roosevelt whom he characterized as America's Stalin. I doubt that he'd be welcome nowadays at W&M.

22 posted on 04/07/2011 4:30:33 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama and family may visit Williamsburg this weekend

So he's so concerned about the 45 families that have plans to visit Yellowstone Park this weekend because the mean Republicans are shutting down the government; and because of this all the roads in Yellowstone, I guess, must be shut down. (For those who haven't been there, Yellowstone is about the size of Rhode Island. There are several hotels which may be government run there, but they are hardly free. Ditto, the restaurants. The only thing visitors, who do pay a nominal fee to visit the park, get for free is advice from ranger stations, or at least that's all I got.)

But what of those families that have plans to visit Williamsburg? (The last time my family was there just happened to be coincident with the Masters.) They are SCREWED. I doubt any hotels will be providing refunds to families frustrated by restrictions the Obama family visit will impose upon their movement in Williamsburg this weekend.

ML/NJ

23 posted on 04/07/2011 4:31:02 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, well a lot of Americans had stuff "planned" for their families too, but obama's economy screwed that up...

sacrifice
24 posted on 04/07/2011 4:31:23 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: snowsislander

Give me a break! The first domestic trip that he planned with his family is during the government shut down? We must look pretty stupid to him. Maybe he will “bite the bullet and drown his sorrow over Willamsburf in Vienna. What a maroon.


25 posted on 04/07/2011 4:31:23 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this where he and Michelle will vehemently reminisce about their ancestors being enslaved? Just guessing.


26 posted on 04/07/2011 4:33:13 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good that Obama can use fuel freely, extorted from the American taxpayer, as he jets about. Meanwhile Obama alerts the taxpayer to get used to it, as gasoline may stay high for some time. (..so buy one of my $50K fuel efficient cars]

Obama at Sharpton event laughs over pumping gas back in the day..and paying off his student loans only a few years ago to Harvard and Columbia.

Q: How did he manage to pay them off????

A: "I appreciate you buying the book! Michelle and I". [uneasy laughter]

Q: Does Obama ever just go to Camp David, like Bush frequented, which was set up to do the country's work in a quiet surrounding? Every president since Franklin Roosevelt has made use of Camp David, [ the Naval Support Facility Thurmont].

27 posted on 04/07/2011 4:35:53 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: bunster
It’s a federal park

Williamsburg has nothing to do with the Federal Government. It is operated by a private foundation.

It will be open, except that the visits of ordinary people will be severely restricted, so the Emperor can walk about without fear of his subjects.

ML/NJ

28 posted on 04/07/2011 4:36:19 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

From the yellowstone website....

Roads will open to motorized, wheeled vehicles as follows:

•April 15, 2011—Weather permitting, west-side roads open to motor vehicles. Visitors will be able to travel by car through the park’s North & West Entrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon, & Old Faithful beginning at 8:00 a.m.
•May 6, 2011—Weather permitting, the road linking Canyon, Fishing Bridge, & the East Entrance opens to wheeled vehicles.
•May 13, 2011—Travel from the South Entrance to Grant, West Thumb, Fishing Bridge, & Lake over Craig Pass to Old Faithful open to wheeled vehicles. Also, Tower Junction to Tower Fall opens to wheeled vehicles. The road from Cooke City over Colter Pass to the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway intersection to the Long Lake gate shall open as soon thereafter as possible. For information on roads outside of the park from Cooke City via the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, travelers in Wyoming may dial 511; those outside of Wyoming may call 1-888-996-7623, or visit the Wyoming Department of Transportation website at http://www.wyoroad.info/ .

•May 27, 2011—Dunraven Pass (Tower to Canyon); Long Lake Gate over the Beartooth Highway to Red Lodge, Montana. For information on the Beartooth Highway to Red Lodge, Montana, which usually opens the Friday before the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, travelers in Montana

Looks like the roads don’t even open for a week. Seems to me the families would have been disappointed either way...


29 posted on 04/07/2011 4:41:17 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do they have ice cream there?


30 posted on 04/07/2011 4:42:24 PM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another friken VACATION??? This IDIOT, MARXIST, NARCISSIST needs to be IMPEACHED ASAP! Bush nor any other republican could get away with the nonsense this BOZO does!!!!


31 posted on 04/07/2011 4:42:45 PM PDT by blondee123 (ZERO PARTIES ON, USELESS NARCISSIST!)
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To: ml/nj

Jim Bradley, communications manager for Colonial Williamsburg, said he has not received any information about a presidential visit and referred information requests to the White House.

Just taking what the article said and I’m sure O would go to these places to make his point.

“James Perry, public affairs officer for nearby Historic Jamestowne and the Yorktown Battlefield – collectively called the Colonial National Historical Park – said officials have not received any information about a possible visit by the Obama family.

But if the government shuts down Friday night, Perry said, no one will be visiting Jamestown or Yorktown.”


32 posted on 04/07/2011 4:47:46 PM PDT by bunster
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To: blondee123
Bush nor any other republican could get away with the nonsense this BOZO does!!!!

Regardless of what anyone may think of George W. Bush in other regards, he did take modest, comparatively inexpensive vacations back here in Texas at his Crawford ranch. And most of those were actually working vacations.

33 posted on 04/07/2011 4:51:09 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: arasina
This month, Colonial Williamsburg; next month, Ireland. Who knows what June will bring for the ever-traveling Obamas?

How about a nice, LONG trip to JAPAN, they can stay free near the Fukushima plant, everyone else has evacuated!

34 posted on 04/07/2011 4:53:16 PM PDT by blondee123 (ZERO PARTIES ON, USELESS NARCISSIST!)
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To: bunster
But if the government shuts down Friday night, Perry said, no one will be visiting Jamestown or Yorktown.”

There was nothing about Jamestown or Yorktown in the article. It said the Obama family would be visiting Williamsburg. I've been to WIlliamsburg many times. I've never been to Yorktown and I've only been to Jamestown once as a child. (My recollection is that there wasn't much there, and this was at a time when I had only been taught about Jamestown, and not Williamsburg.)

ML/NJ

35 posted on 04/07/2011 4:56:07 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: FrankR

That picture is worth a thousand words. Should be used in the 2012 campaign literature!


36 posted on 04/07/2011 4:57:44 PM PDT by blondee123 (ZERO PARTIES ON, USELESS NARCISSIST!)
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To: bunster

What a crock. It’s a federal park — it’ll be closed that day. He wants to be one of the people crying outside the gates ‘cause they couldn’t get in ‘cause of the mean ol’ Repubs shut down the government.


Ding Ding Ding we have a winner :)


37 posted on 04/07/2011 4:58:31 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: re_nortex
Regardless of what anyone may think of George W. Bush in other regards, he did take modest, comparatively inexpensive vacations back here in Texas at his Crawford ranch. And most of those were actually working vacations.

AMEN!

This BOZO has no clue what the office of president is about, nor does he care, since he's only a mouthpiece for the real Anti-Christ!

38 posted on 04/07/2011 5:01:50 PM PDT by blondee123 (ZERO PARTIES ON, USELESS NARCISSIST!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope there’s a boat in dock that can take him back.


39 posted on 04/07/2011 5:03:58 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When the going gets tough, the tough quit working and take vacations.


40 posted on 04/07/2011 5:32:07 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Don't confuse Obama's evil for incompetence.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

oh fragging great.


41 posted on 04/07/2011 5:39:22 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I actually loathe the idea that he is going to desecrate that hallowed ground. Two of my antecedents served in the first and second Houses of Burgesses.....I love to go there and trace their signatures with my finger...


42 posted on 04/07/2011 6:01:11 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: bunster
What a crock. It’s a federal park — it’ll be closed that day.

Nope, it's not. Its funded through one of the Rockefeller foundations. Sure, federal grants to the foundation are involved in the funding, but as long as the foundation has the ability to make payroll the place will stay open.
43 posted on 04/07/2011 6:08:37 PM PDT by tanknetter
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