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For Obama, a Real and Rare Vacation in Hawaii (Barf alert)
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, January, 4, 2014 | Ashley Parker

Posted on 01/04/2014 1:02:43 PM PST by kristinn

After a two-week vacation on the windward side of Oahu, ensconced with his family in a private beachfront rental, President Obama prepared on Saturday to return to the chillier clime — both politically and weather-wise — of the nation’s capital.

In an end-of-year news conference before he left Washington, the president said he hoped that his annual tropical getaway would leave him refreshed and ready for the challenges of 2014. “I am sure,” he said, “that I will have even better ideas after a couple days of sleep and sun.”

He may have gotten his wish. As the people around here say, “Mahalo!” (Thank you!)

No News Is Good News

Air Force One was barely off the ground for the 10-hour flight when White House aides began making bold predictions: They expected no urgent news to break during the trip. And this year — for the first time since Mr. Obama took office and began making a regular Christmas sojourn to Hawaii, where he lived as a teenager — they were right.

Mr. Obama’s winter vacation has often been delayed, cut short or interrupted by the demands of the Oval Office — in 2009 by the fight over the health care law; in 2010 by the question of extending President George W. Bush’s tax cuts; and in 2011 by the extension of unemployment insurance and a reduction in payroll taxes. (Mr. Obama was also in Hawaii in 2009 when a terrorist tried to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight bound for Detroit with a bomb concealed in his underwear.)

Last year, Mr. Obama returned to Washington in the middle of his vacation to deal with a fiscal showdown before flying back to Hawaii.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bobbytitcomb; hawaii; memebuilding; obama; obamavacation; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; reggielove

1 posted on 01/04/2014 1:02:43 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Why did I know when I saw the headline that this was going to be from the NYT?


2 posted on 01/04/2014 1:04:01 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

They are really pathetic. I remember when they acted like Bush was derelict in his duty for going to Texas in August, where it might actually be worse (weather wise) than DC in August, which is dreadful.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 1:07:31 PM PST by jocon307
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To: kristinn
RARE?!

BWA-HAHAHA!!!

What? They're serious?
4 posted on 01/04/2014 1:08:29 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: kristinn
"“I am sure,” he said, “that I will have even better ideas after a couple days of sleep and sun.” "

Lord, help us....

5 posted on 01/04/2014 1:09:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Not sure which is worse, if they are just paid whore bootlickers or if they really believe this tripe.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 1:13:27 PM PST by Luke21
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To: kristinn

Not near as rare as Hawaiian vacations are for me.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 1:13:55 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: kristinn

“Even Better Ideas”?Is this guy TOTALLY”OUT TO LUNCH”?????


8 posted on 01/04/2014 1:18:37 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Paladin2

Why is it always about him?

Such is the life of an overworked poor mac daddy.

His biggest overwork problem is trying to keep track of all the lies he tells.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 1:19:12 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: jocon307

Do you remember when Bush”41”would have the insensitivity to run his speedboat up in Kennebunkport wasting all that”Precious Gasoline”?????????????????????


10 posted on 01/04/2014 1:20:38 PM PST by bandleader
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To: kristinn

MAJOR”BARF ALERT”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 01/04/2014 1:21:14 PM PST by bandleader
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To: kristinn
Good afternoon guy, I hope you are doing well.

Does Ashley Parker get those knee pads from Nordstroms?

5.56mm

12 posted on 01/04/2014 1:22:25 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Luke21
"Not sure which is worse, if they are just paid whore bootlickers or if they really believe this tripe."

They're paid whore bootlickers. Nobody, even leftards, are stupid enough to not know that the slimy little commie RATbastard is the most corrupt US politician ever.

The MSM just gets their laughs by putting out "this tripe" because they know it infuriates us and they love that.

13 posted on 01/04/2014 1:25:44 PM PST by Zman516
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To: kristinn

Ashley Parker really needs to get out more. He/she is clueless.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 1:27:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: kristinn

My god. These people don’t even bother putting on the kneepads anymore, they are already in the position.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 1:27:56 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: kristinn
Rare?

All the clown has done for 5 years is vacation, play golf & fund raise!

16 posted on 01/04/2014 1:30:11 PM PST by Renkluaf
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To: bandleader

Not a speed boat. Just a fast fishing boat. (with 3 outboards).


17 posted on 01/04/2014 1:41:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kristinn

Fallujah fell to eL Qaeda, Mr. Obama. any comments? worth a damn..

what a disgrace .. regimes fall.. and so do poll numbers.


18 posted on 01/04/2014 1:42:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

So many lives lost, so many men with lasting nightmares about the fighting in those cities, men with lost limbs, brain damaged, etc..yet not a word from Obama. It is like a kick in the gut to those that fought for those cities to now see them lost again!! I will stop now b/c what I want to say would get me banned!


19 posted on 01/04/2014 1:49:09 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: kristinn

The NYT giving the finger to the peasants again.


20 posted on 01/04/2014 1:53:51 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: kristinn

I haven’t had a vacation since 2000 and I have never been to Hawaii. I don’t see how the title of this article can be said to apply to Obama when it would accurately apply to me.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 2:00:58 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: kristinn

If this were any R, the first sentence would not make it sound like they’re staying in a simple setting:

“....ensconced with his family in a private beachfront rental”...

They’d say something like:
“....the 1%er took his/her [token black][Down’s Syndrome][some other leftist insult] baby to a multimillion dollar, 200K/day [or whatever] mansion.”


22 posted on 01/04/2014 2:03:12 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: kristinn
They expected no urgent news to break during the trip. And this year — for the first time since Mr. Obama took office and began making a regular Christmas sojourn to Hawaii, where he lived as a teenager — they were right.

Al Qaeda-linked forces capture town of Fallujah in Iraq

23 posted on 01/04/2014 2:04:37 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn; vette6387; mazda77; onyx; Kaslin; Nachum; justiceseeker93; FlingWingFlyer; ...

If the GOP had gonads, which they don’t, they would use photos of the King and Queen frolicking in Hawaii on our tax dollars. They could point out the abuse of our tax dollars being sucked up while disabled vets and We The People get benefits cut as well as loss of medical coverage. The photos with the appropriate comments would be awesome in the 2014 campaign ads.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 2:05:27 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: kristinn
I'm convinced they know he must on occasion indulge his abominable lusts and a 2-weeks-or-more vacation (as far from Washington as he can be and still be in the U.S., by the way) is absolutely necessary.

It reminds me of a story I read about how Spencer Tracy, an alcoholic, allowed himself one weekend a year in which to indulge out of sight of everyone but the hotel staff who cleaned up his room afterwards.

25 posted on 01/04/2014 2:05:36 PM PST by Oratam
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To: M Kehoe
As well as could be expected, thank you.

Update from NYT reporter Ashley Parker via Twitter

:My surf instructor, who was a year above Obama at Punahou: "Man, we invented the Choom Gang. Barry got that from us!"

26 posted on 01/04/2014 2:06:36 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
Geeezzz! ...a generation lost to liberal indoctrination.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 2:07:36 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn

If I didn’t know better, I’d say the Times was parodying itself.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 2:07:56 PM PST by Stosh
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To: bandleader

The speedboat I do not remember, but I clearly remember realizing how the NY Times (it was them) went from treating Bush (pere) golfing as emblematic of his elitism to Clinton’s golfing demonstrating that he was just an “ordinary guy”. It was breathtaking, really.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 2:08:40 PM PST by jocon307
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To: kristinn
Mr. Obama’s winter vacation has often been delayed, cut short or interrupted by the demands of the Oval Office...

WA WA WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA -- I'm so terribly sorry that he was able to have spring, summer, and fall multimillion vacations, but got a phone call or two each "winter vacation."

Anyone who owns a business or has a leadership position in the private sector knows how often we can go away, uninterrupted.

We're truly the laughingstock of the world now.

30 posted on 01/04/2014 2:08:43 PM PST by Borax Queen
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32 posted on 01/04/2014 2:30:54 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: kristinn

NYT doesn’t allow comments. That’s too bad.


33 posted on 01/04/2014 2:50:13 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: bandleader

MAJOR”BARF ALERT”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s okay...just see his name or face and I start puking.


34 posted on 01/04/2014 3:33:18 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: kristinn

Rare as a $5 dollar bill.


35 posted on 01/04/2014 4:00:28 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: kristinn

The cancer in the WH is well fed by the sycophants.


36 posted on 01/04/2014 5:23:57 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I was praying for sharks.


37 posted on 01/04/2014 9:27:10 PM PST by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood. A)
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