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Cold wave of unrest catches Barack Obama
Times Online (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2009 | Tony Allen-Mills

Posted on 08/22/2009 10:26:45 PM PDT by Schnucki

PRESIDENT Barack Obama may have had a tough time picking his summer reading to take on holiday to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend. Three of the top five titles on the New York Times nonfiction hard-back bestseller list are currently anti-Obama screeds.

Obama was expected to arrive today at a rented estate on the popular island resort off the coast of Massachusetts after spending the earlier part of the weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

Earlier this month, he took his wife and children to Yellow-stone national park and the Grand Canyon. Before that, Michelle, Sasha and Malia joined him on business trips to London, Paris, Moscow and Ghana. For all his policy problems at home and abroad, no one is accusing the president of failing to exploit his limited opportunities for occasional R&R.

Yet the success of those torrid antiObama tomes suggests the president will have plenty to think about as he plays golf, basketball and tennis on the secluded facilities of Blue Heron Farm, the private estate where his family is expected to spend a week.

Currently topping the bestseller list is Culture of Corruption, the latest right-wing outpouring from Michelle Malkin, a popular conservative columnist who recently declared of her book: “What I have done is to help shatter completely the myths of hope and change in the new politics in Washington by scouring every inch of this administration, and showing how in a very short span of six months they have betrayed every principle and every promise that they have made.”

Also selling well is Dick Morris’s new book, Catastrophe, which is summarised as: “Stopping President Obama before he transforms America into a socialist state and destroys the health care system.” Third on the list is Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, yet another conservative

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 08/22/2009 10:26:46 PM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

To summarize: “anti-Obama screeds”, “right-wing outpouring”, “yet another conservative manifesto”, “bitter partisan exchanges that have soured debate”.


2 posted on 08/22/2009 10:35:35 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Schnucki
How dare Obama take a vacation when our military is fighting in Afghanistan?? When Bush took time off, even to play a round of golf, the lefties went off the deep end. Why are we not hearing the same outcry from the liberals, the code pink loonies, and the other wack jobs out there?? What is good for a democRAT is NOT good for a Republican. Double standards are all over the place like land mines.
3 posted on 08/22/2009 10:43:06 PM PDT by antiunion person (PALIN for PRESIDENT 2012)
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To: antiunion person
How dare Obama take a vacation when our military is fighting in Afghanistan??

The longer he stays on vacation, the safer we are.

4 posted on 08/22/2009 10:46:12 PM PDT by freespirited (The only thing growing faster than the deficit is Chris Matthews' man crush on Obama -- Tim Pawlenty)
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To: Schnucki
With the president’s approval ratings charting new lows almost daily...

You'd never find a sentence like this in any US MSM publication.

5 posted on 08/22/2009 10:50:52 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Schnucki

Don’t fret, brits. We’re just a bunch of crazy, gun loving, racist birthers. Nothing to see here, move along.


6 posted on 08/22/2009 10:57:43 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Schnucki

Does anyone know how many days this schmuck has actually spent WORKING in the White House?


7 posted on 08/22/2009 10:59:25 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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Screed...yeah right, whatever


8 posted on 08/22/2009 11:00:59 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Schnucki
PRESIDENT Barack Obama may have had a tough time picking his summer reading to take on holiday to Martha’s Vineyard this weekend.

Since it's Ramadan, he can always read his Koran. I understand he's got a month to get through the whole thing.

9 posted on 08/22/2009 11:05:25 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Schnucki
PRESIDENT Barack Obama may have had a tough time picking his summer reading

Well...he could try to read the Health Care bill..or whatever he now is calling it!!!

Oh, I forgot, he only reads what is on the Teleprompter.

10 posted on 08/23/2009 12:16:48 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Schnucki

I hope he gets Hurricane Bill during his vacation.


11 posted on 08/23/2009 12:32:06 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) is so afraid of talking with his constituents?)
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To: CitizenM; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP
PRESIDENT Barack Obama may have had a tough time picking his summer reading

Well...he could try to read the Health Care bill

Now that's funny!

12 posted on 08/23/2009 12:39:21 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Schnucki
Obama initially indicated that he would spend much of his free time as president returning to his native Chicago, where he continues to own a house.

How did he finance that house?
13 posted on 08/23/2009 12:55:49 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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To: PhilDragoo
"Three of the top five titles on the New York Times nonfiction hard-back bestseller list are currently anti-Obama screeds"

Yet, The New York Times Book Review has reviewed none of them.

yitbos

14 posted on 08/23/2009 1:11:06 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: Schnucki
I would have thought he would rather spend his vacation in Watts or maybe around 63rd and Stoney Island in Chicago.

But, then again when you're ....(music starts) MOVING ON UP....TO THE WEST SIDE (music stops) you go to Kennedy country.

15 posted on 08/23/2009 1:12:56 AM PDT by jmax
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment

Must be some house.

“President Barack Obama’s Chicago home: City spends at least $2.2 million to protect it
The Chicago Police Department has spent at least $2.2 million to secure President Barack Obama’s Kenwood residence since he was elected in November, according to documents released Monday by the city.

The department will be reimbursed by the federal government for more than $1.5 million of those costs. But the expense of protecting the president’s home since his January inauguration — nearly $650,000 through the end of April”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-obama-house-securityjul21,0,5481312.story


16 posted on 08/23/2009 1:27:31 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 1035rep

If his residence in Chicago is worth all that fuss and bother, imagine what security around his birthplace must be like.


17 posted on 08/23/2009 2:26:34 AM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment (This Little Piggie Gets Wee Wee'd Up All The Way Home)
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
If his residence in Chicago is worth all that fuss and bother, imagine what security around his birthplace must be like.

There are a few cops on duty day and night. It's worse when Obama's back in town, but nothing like it was right after the election. I had to take the long way round to get home (about 2 blocks north of his place) from the lab (about 6 blocks south of his place). If you stop on the street within one block of his house, they say that this is tantamount to giving them permission to search you and your vehicle. There's a sign to this effect on the street. I can't imagine what they'd be doing in Kenya.
18 posted on 08/23/2009 2:40:27 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Schnucki
Three of the top five titles on the New York Times nonfiction hard-back bestseller list are currently anti-Obama screeds.

No, Tony Allen-Mills, Liberty and Tyranny was written before Obama was elected and is only indirectly about him. It's specifically about the dangers of big government and how our Constitution was written to limit the power and scope of a national government. We need to re-Constitutionalize the U.S. federal government.
19 posted on 08/23/2009 2:44:23 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Schnucki
Earlier this month, he took his wife and children to Yellow-stone national park and the Grand Canyon. Before that, Michelle, Sasha and Malia joined him on business trips to London, Paris, Moscow and Ghana. For all his policy problems at home and abroad, no one is accusing the president of failing to exploit his limited opportunities for occasional R&R.

there's nothing quite as quintessential as the Brits' sense of dry humor - very cheeky - bravo! ;)

20 posted on 08/23/2009 2:44:41 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: ChocChipCookie
Does anyone know how many days this schmuck has actually spent WORKING in the White House?

If you count his self-serving TV prep, on screen appearances, and after show tape review, which seem to occur daily, he was VERY busy.

21 posted on 08/23/2009 6:13:44 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: PhilDragoo

Thanks ;-)


22 posted on 08/23/2009 6:53:51 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
If you count his self-serving TV prep, on screen appearances, and after show tape review, which seem to occur daily, he was VERY busy.

Don't forget his attempts at bowling...and golfing...and pitching a baseball. All very strenuous activities that surely require R&R!

23 posted on 08/23/2009 6:56:52 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Judging by the inanities and errors that pour out of his mouth, I don’t think he spends a lot of time on prep!

But maybe Ramadan on the Vineyard will be just the thing for him.


24 posted on 08/23/2009 7:36:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“WORKING”????

LOL I hear he sometimes is PRESENT so that he can be closer to the golf course.


25 posted on 08/23/2009 8:53:10 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: PhilDragoo; CitizenM

hahaha! :)


26 posted on 08/23/2009 9:18:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: bruinbirdman
"Three of the top five titles on the New York Times nonfiction hard-back bestseller list are currently anti-Obama screeds"

Yet, The New York Times Book Review has reviewed none of them.

From Stalin-apologist Walter Duranty to the intelligence-leaking shrieking fairies of today, treason doth prosper at the New York Times.

27 posted on 08/23/2009 12:23:36 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo
"Yet, The New York Times Book Review has reviewed none of them."

But, then, these are non-fiction. The New York Times always has had a difficult time with facts.

yitbos

28 posted on 08/23/2009 4:11:59 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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