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Obama: I'm going to Disney World
Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/17/12 | Mark K. Matthews, Jason Garcia and Sara K. Clarke

Posted on 01/17/2012 11:27:52 AM PST by crosshairs

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will visit Walt Disney World during a planned trip to Orlando on Thursday, according to a White House aide. There, he will "unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel," the aide added. Details on that strategy were not disclosed. But it would be hard for Obama to pick a locale that's better known than Disney for a tourism announcement. The resort giant in Orlando has four theme parks that collectively draw more than 45 million visitors a year. It doesn't appear, however, that he'll get much love from local politicians. Aides to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said the Florida Democrat was unlikely to attend because the office "got word too late" of the visit and had meetings planned in other parts of the state. And Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is scheduled to be in Washington that day for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. While the details of the announcement are still unknown, there's one topic at the top of the political wish list for Central Florida's tourism industry: Visa reform. The tourism industry has been pushing Congress and Obama to make it easier for visitors from emerging nations such as Brazil, India and China to come to the U.S. as tourists. In Brazil, where citizens have a reputation for loving Orlando's theme parks, there are four consulate offices to conduct the required in-person interviews for people who want a visa to visit the U.S. That means families could have to travel several hundred miles before they are even approved to travel to the U.S. But a recent Congressional appropriations bill gave the Secretary of State the authority to develop a pilot program to use videoconferencing to conduct remote visa interviews for leisure and business visitors.

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To: crosshairs

Obama should be a spokesman for Costa Cruises.

Seriously, if and when Obama decides to travel to WDW I can just imagine what will happen, they will shut down the park areas to everyone else.


51 posted on 01/17/2012 12:04:51 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: crosshairs
There, he will "unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel," the aide added.

What? He's gonna disband the TSA?

52 posted on 01/17/2012 12:15:23 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: crosshairs

As King and Queen of the Land of Make Believe I am sure the Obamas have life time passes to all fantasy oriented amusement parks.


53 posted on 01/17/2012 12:20:33 PM PST by Leep (Paul/Vantura 2016)
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To: crosshairs
Obama going to Disney World as the U.S. is going to hell....
Disney is planning to make a cartoon movie of Obama called. Goofy goes to Washington....Or Barry Fairy Chronicles.
54 posted on 01/17/2012 12:23:01 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: crosshairs

I think Rick Scott and the Florida tourism board will be less than thrilled to have Zero interfering in their business.


55 posted on 01/17/2012 12:23:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jakerobins
He’s going to dump Biden and offer Goofy the VP spot...(A step up in intelligence!) LOL

Nah... that offer's going to a less benign character!


56 posted on 01/17/2012 12:27:23 PM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: crosshairs

GET YOUR PHOTOSHOP READY!


57 posted on 01/17/2012 12:36:56 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: crosshairs

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58 posted on 01/17/2012 12:44:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: C19fan

That’s the point. Wouldn’t want to ruin a Obama family vacation with those pesky tourists who saved and spent their own money to go on a vacation.


59 posted on 01/17/2012 12:47:59 PM PST by matt04
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To: crosshairs

Yes folks, it’s true.

O’Bozo is now certifiably insane.


60 posted on 01/17/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: crosshairs

This SOB will announce some new video thing to make it easier for foreigners to visit Disney.Bet me the media fawns like thewon no one was waiting for;is fixing all and how great he is as he shuts disney down so MO’s lard behind can go on space mountain.I also just read he will announce his re nomination in a huge open arena in NC.Who will be the audience? Who will they pay to clap when he says he is running again?


61 posted on 01/17/2012 12:56:57 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: crosshairs

That’s funny I thought we were already in Disneyland with this administration. The White house is the “NEW” Disneyland.


62 posted on 01/17/2012 1:13:14 PM PST by Jessica2677 (S.O.S.)
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To: crosshairs

I just crashed the US economy.
Now I’m going to Dizz Knee Land.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daa9pZDxfIY


63 posted on 01/17/2012 1:21:47 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: haircutter

Title: Goofy goes to FantasyLand


64 posted on 01/17/2012 1:24:16 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: crosshairs

How fitting.

A mickey mouse idiot, presenting his goofy ideas, for his one small world agenda...


65 posted on 01/17/2012 1:28:01 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: crosshairs

Will wonders never cease.


66 posted on 01/17/2012 1:32:22 PM PST by adc
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To: Vendome
"A mickey mouse idiot, presenting his goofy ideas, for his one small world agenda..."


67 posted on 01/17/2012 1:44:49 PM PST by Semper Mark (Pray. Vote. Buy ammo. (Not necessarily in that order.))
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To: Markos33

LOL


68 posted on 01/17/2012 1:51:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: haircutter

“who the hell can afford to go to Disney””??
I’ll tell you who, foreigners.
You go there and WOW is there a passel of folks from all over the world.
From Ohio, Michigan, Illinois? Not so much.


69 posted on 01/17/2012 2:11:41 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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70 posted on 01/17/2012 2:14:03 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: haircutter

Foreigners love going to inexpensive third world countries on vacation, particularly if the peasants are well behaved and generally friendly.


71 posted on 01/17/2012 2:17:56 PM PST by jpsb
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To: crosshairs
There, he will "unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel," the aide added.

REMOVE the checkpoints all along the MEXICAN border!!

72 posted on 01/17/2012 3:29:38 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WDW is already unionized by the Teamsters. They’ve been rude or even nasty to my two young children. My 20-month old’s infraction was not saying “Thank you” to the attendant after she shoved a piece of candy into her hand during Mickey’s Not So Scary celebration. It was 4 hours past my daughter’s bed time and she was barely at speaking age. Let alone the fact the attendant was behind a waist high podium and it was dark. My daughter looked at the candy and then left and right and had no idea what was going on. She couldn’t even see the attendant at her level. Nonetheless the attendant yelled at her “Fine! No more candy for You!”. -At a 20-month old.

I could go on but instead I did not renew our annual passes. Busch gardens has much less retarded workers who are nice and helpful to kids. Instead of WDW I purchased annual passes to the new Legoland. Good riddance to the rat.


73 posted on 01/17/2012 3:39:50 PM PST by Justa
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To: haircutter

“we are lucky to keep gas in our vehicle and grocery shop on occasion...never have we struggled as we do to day.”

I hear ya loud and clear on that one. It’s the toughest out there I’ve seen since I was a little kid in the late 1970’s. High fuel prices and rising food costs (at least in my area) are squeezing even the most frugal folks I know.


74 posted on 01/17/2012 5:03:19 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: crosshairs; Revolting cat!
Dopey Does Disneyworld
75 posted on 01/17/2012 5:39:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (SecofState Clinton applauded when a POW named Gaddaffi was murdered in captivity & his body defiled.)
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To: kidd; crosshairs
Funny you should say that. We had a family reunion at Disney last summer. My teenaged nephew who has been to Disney every year since he was born (his dad was Chip or Dale or maybe Dumbo long ago) made it quite clear He was not a fan if Brazilians because of the way they acted at Disneyworld.

I feigned shock at his ethnically insensitive remark, but he stood his ground. Alas, I can not report first hand. Kids are grown, husband could not get time off so all I did was the pool and tequila. I took his word for it because by 1:00 I didn't care about no stinkin’ Brazilians.

76 posted on 01/17/2012 6:58:09 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: longtermmemmory
Obama is nothing more than an incompetent boob

No, he's a DELIBERATE in-your-face socialist/marxist/communist.
77 posted on 01/17/2012 10:09:46 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: USS Alaska
When I hear the Empty Suit's voice, I think of things that would get the SS banging on my door.

I know which SS you mean, but with him in the White House, the other SS would be just as accurate a reference.
78 posted on 01/17/2012 10:46:53 PM PST by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: haircutter

ditto, never in 34 years of marriage...


79 posted on 01/18/2012 2:17:49 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: crosshairs

What’s he going to do, nationalize the airlines and theme parks, making them all free for “the workers”?


80 posted on 01/18/2012 2:35:05 AM PST by Nickname
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To: C19fan

“Obama just ruined vacations for tens of thousands of people with his security detail and entourage.”

That was my first thought. Obama once again, thoughtlessly but deliberately, impinges on Americans. He just doesn’t seem to care about what his actions do to us. I would be furious if I had spent the money needed to schlep to Orlando with the family, paid exorbitant costs to stay there, and subsist for a few days’ getaway. Then this clown and his entourage swing in, close the park and have their way. Simply outrageous!


81 posted on 01/18/2012 9:22:56 AM PST by astounded (RIP USA - Born July 4, 1776 - Death by Suicide November 4, 2008)
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To: tina07
we celebrated 50 last June and working on number 51... raised and put two kids through college...
never dreamed that we would struggle in our old age, but we are...
82 posted on 01/18/2012 3:40:51 PM PST by haircutter
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