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A Peek into Obama’s Weekend at Sunnylands (Barf alert)
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Saturday, February 15, 2014 | Linda Feldmann

Posted on 02/15/2014 4:18:28 PM PST by kristinn

This much we know about President Obama’s three-day weekend at Sunnylands, the luxurious 200-acre estate near Palm Springs, Calif., that has become something of a West Coast Camp David: He has played golf with three buddies, and planned to binge on TV.

Mr. Obama may well feel he’s earned his three days of R&R. On Friday, he addressed a House Democratic retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, then took Air Force One to Fresno, Calif., for events focused on the state’s severe drought, then headed south to Sunnylands for a working dinner with King Abdullah II of Jordan. By our count, it was a 15-hour day.

King Abdullah didn’t stick around for golf and TV. But Obama has been joined by three high school friends and regular golf companions – Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme, and Michael Ramos. Sounds like a boys weekend, kind of like the extra time first lady Michelle Obama spent in Hawaii with girlfriends after the holidays. This weekend, Mrs. Obama and their daughters had other plans.

And who can argue with the locale? Back in Washington, it’s in the 30s and it just snowed. Again. Here in Rancho Mirage, it’s partly cloudy and 82 degrees.

The president, of course, never really stops working. On Saturday afternoon, Obama signed the debt ceiling bill and another bill that restores full cost of living benefits for military retirees. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is also at Sunnylands for the weekend, having come for the Abdullah meeting.

Regardless of why one’s here, it is an elegant place to be, set in the desert against a mountain backdrop, and featuring acres of desert gardens, a nine-hole golf course, and world-class art.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobbytitcomb; gregorme; michaelramos; obama; obamavacation

1 posted on 02/15/2014 4:18:28 PM PST by kristinn
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“Obama may well feel he’s earned his three days of R&R.”

You betcha he earned it. Bowing to all the sand-muzzie-filth is exhausting work.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 4:22:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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The president...never really stops working. On Saturday afternoon, Obama signed the debt ceiling bill and another bill that restores full cost of living benefits for military retirees.

Oh how exhausting! Mr. Bottom had to raise his limp wrist and sign two whole bills...two, count 'em, two.

And all while The Beard is hitting the slopes in Aspen...at taxpayers' expense, naturally.

3 posted on 02/15/2014 4:25:28 PM PST by twister881
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He certainly deserves some relaxation time after all that hard work.

/s


4 posted on 02/15/2014 4:27:29 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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“...Obama signed the debt ceiling bills...”
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Which is optional, not required.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 4:29:23 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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6 posted on 02/15/2014 4:34:58 PM PST by twister881
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The man averages three or four vacations a year. And they are usually at some elegant retreat for the rich and famous. Deserve it? He owes a nice chunk of money back to the taxpayer, IMO. This is the laziest man who has ever been president. He thinks he deserves it. He also thinks he belongs on Mt Rushmore.
7 posted on 02/15/2014 4:35:38 PM PST by fhayek
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8 posted on 02/15/2014 4:37:44 PM PST by twister881
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Obama signed the debt ceiling bill and another bill

There he is, working hard with that pen of his and sure hope he didn't miss much golf because of it.

9 posted on 02/15/2014 4:43:31 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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10 posted on 02/15/2014 5:02:51 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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11 posted on 02/15/2014 5:07:02 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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I wonder if the Bamster turned the water into wine at his ‘working dinner’ with King Abdullah?


12 posted on 02/15/2014 5:10:29 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue;)
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Does anybody know if Reggie Love ever showed up or he couldn’t get a flight to be with Bo? Whatever........


13 posted on 02/15/2014 5:30:51 PM PST by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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. . . wife Michelle and their two daughters in Aspen on a Colorado ski vacation, Obama is now using Sunnylands to hang out with friends . . .

michelle is still putting her thing down because he flirted with the little danish pm chick.

14 posted on 02/15/2014 5:38:28 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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Oh, WOW, the poor little thing pulled a FIFTEEN-HOUR DAY!

Cry me a freakin’ river.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 5:59:38 PM PST by dinodino
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oh boo friction hop. give me a break already. the emperor does what he wants no matter what


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:16:31 PM PST by Nifster
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This “journalist” is even more obsequious than most - what a fangirl, she's drooling all over her keyboard here. Stupid is strong with that one,
18 posted on 02/15/2014 10:45:57 PM PST by Baladas
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