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Obama Settles into Long Weekend of Golf with Buddies
Reuters ^ | Saturday, February 15, 2014 | Steve Holland

Posted on 02/15/2014 4:08:06 PM PST by kristinn

U.S. President Barack Obama has settled into a Presidents Day holiday weekend of golf with friends at a secluded desert retreat where many presidents have found refuge from the storms of the White House.

Obama is at Sunnylands, a southern California sanctuary that has become something of a "Camp David of the West," which was the intention of the late philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who developed the place and who hosted former President Ronald Reagan on many New Year's holidays.

Obama held a get-to-know-you summit last June with China's President Xi Jinping at the 200-acre (80-hectare) complex. Having enjoyed that experience, he brought Jordan's King Abdullah here on Friday night for more than two hours of talks on Syria and the Middle East over dinner.

"This gives me an opportunity to have an extensive consultation with His Majesty in a less formal setting," Obama told reporters.

But with the king having departed and wife Michelle and their two daughters in Aspen on a Colorado ski vacation, Obama is now using Sunnylands to hang out with friends, just as he did a year ago in Florida.

On Saturday, he played golf with three childhood friends from his Hawaiian upbringing, Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos. Sunnylands has a nine-hole golf course that can be played as 18 holes.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: annenberg; obama
Obamas take his & her luxury vacations--again. Press yawns.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 4:08:06 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Can you imagine if Bush and his wife had done this?


2 posted on 02/15/2014 4:08:49 PM PST by livius
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To: kristinn

Sounds like a Choom Gang Reunion.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 4:11:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: kristinn

“Queer Weekend with Barry”


5 posted on 02/15/2014 4:16:48 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: VideoDoctor
 photo Obama-with-Reggie-Love.jpg...............You got it!
6 posted on 02/15/2014 4:21:12 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: livius

Well, the good news is that all the really big problems have been solved! You wouldn’t begrudge the man a vacation after all that hard work, would you?!?!


7 posted on 02/15/2014 4:25:07 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: kristinn

“On Saturday, he played golf with three childhood friends from his Hawaiian upbringing, Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos. Sunnylands has a nine-hole golf course that can be played as 18 holes.”

The Choom gang?


8 posted on 02/15/2014 4:26:51 PM PST by Eva
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To: All

The laser-like focus on golf - just like he promised.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 4:30:13 PM PST by BipolarBob
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To: kristinn

Whomever is selling the anal lube for this event is making a killing.


10 posted on 02/15/2014 4:37:24 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

“Obama Settles into Long Weekend of Golf with Butt Buddies”

There. Fixed it.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 4:39:33 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Obama Settles into Long Weekend of Golf with Butt Buddies

There, fixed it.

12 posted on 02/15/2014 4:42:06 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: kristinn
The Progressive movement is just an utter, fat lie.

How can you be "for the people" when you wine and dine with billionaires and take endless vacations.

13 posted on 02/15/2014 4:47:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: kristinn

What pisses me off about this is not that he is golfing or even in a luxury resort. What really aggravates me is that they flew the debt ceiling paperwork all the way to California to sign it. Certainly doing it by e-mail should be enough. Good Lord even paperwork costs us a fortune.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 5:11:13 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kristinn

ANOTHER vacation??!!! What’s it been, 5 weeks since the last one?


15 posted on 02/15/2014 5:19:51 PM PST by jughandle
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To: kristinn

You know, the third time President Bush golfed while he was President, the press started insinuating that he was lazy. Obama has had what, 180 golf days?


16 posted on 02/15/2014 5:50:25 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

A long week of golf, hiding sausage, and swinging balls.
Right, Reggie?


17 posted on 02/15/2014 6:41:41 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: kristinn

At least the writer does mention a presidential scandal. Watergate. Lol. The media is shameless.


18 posted on 02/15/2014 6:43:01 PM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: jughandle

I ain’t complaining, he can spend the next 3 years golfing for all I care. Take Reid and Boehner with him too, please!


19 posted on 02/15/2014 7:36:26 PM PST by Tony in Hawaii (Freedom!)
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To: kristinn

Sounds like the California golf courses are not suffering the drought like the farmers are.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 6:38:22 AM PST by AU72
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