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  • Obama’s 2013 Hawaiian vacation -- what's wrong with Dollywood?

    12/18/2013 6:15:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama is packing his bags for a 17-day, taxpayer-funded Christmas vacation to Hawaii, The Washington Times reported. The vacation begins on Friday, December 20. The first family will reportedly be shacking up at a palatial ocean-front home that rents for $24,500 a week. When you toss in the shaved ice, greens fees, and gas for Air Force One, the American taxpayers could be on the hook for one mighty expensive Hawaiian holiday. The Hawaii Reporter ran the numbers on last year’s trip and found that it cost taxpayers more than $4 million. That’s some pricy poi. And while the...
  • 252 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, etc.

    08/21/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | aUGUST 18, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The following is a contribution from (Dan from Squirrel Hill). The original title of the article is “Obama supporters will go hysterical over this well sourced list of 252 examples of his lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.” it’s lengthy, but is a ‘one-stop shop’ for all the dirty details on the Obama presidency. Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s...
  • Rainy vacation day for Obama: Fried food, basketball

    08/13/2013 2:04:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 8/13/12 | Steve Holland/reuters
    OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts (Reuters) - It rained on President Barack Obama's island vacation on Tuesday. After spending the first two days of his August vacation on the golf course, Obama made the most of a rainy day on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. First, his motorcade carried him across the island to Oak Bluffs, where he stopped at Nancy's restaurant, picking up a variety of fried delicacies: Shrimp, oysters, onion rings and french fries. SNIP The restaurant is a favorite of his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, who is staying at a waterfront home nearby with a sweeping view of...
  • Col WEST: 'In Times of Military Cutbacks, We Should NOT Be Using Osprey Aircraft to Carry a Pooch'-

    08/13/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Commercial flight with a pet carrier 99.7% cheaper... Although über-patriot Allen West first made clear to Mark Levin (on his radio show Monday 8/11) that he's loathe to engage in 'small ball' with some of the more petty White House scandals, he nonetheless was asked 'how do you justify' the latest Obama middle-finger-to-America -namely, the shipping of 'Bo' the dog to Martha's Vineyard via two exotic, VERY expensive-to-operate Marine VTOL aircraft... West responded 'You don't' justify it- labeling it 'an outrage'. With Obama -in West's eyes- 'It's not about serving... it's about being served.' He then described today's 'progressive' debt + money-printing-and-spending...
  • Greta Van Susteren furious over Obama’s ‘staged’ golf photo

    08/13/2013 6:26:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, August 13 | Charlie Spiering
    “Why would the president do this for the cameras? It’s one thing to take a vacation but is this pose shoving it down the throats of the American people?” she asked. “Many are out of work. They can’t afford to spend the day working on their golf game in one of the most expensive places to vacation. Is this what leadership looks like?”
  • Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts August 10

    07/13/2013 4:08:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    whitehousedossier.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Umm, that’s early. The Boston Globe is reporting that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will land on Martha’s Vineyard August 10 and stay there until August 18. The girls are expected to be with them. That’s not a lot of vacation by Obama standards. Traditional vacation time for Washingtonians is the last two weeks of August, through Labor Day. And the Obamas must certainly think they’re owed some vaca time since they had to skip the Vineyard last year because it would look bad to take a swank while you’re criticizing your opponent for being down with the...
  • The Obamas Family Trip to Africa to Cost $60 to $100 Million

    06/13/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 12, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the (The Washington Post) "When President Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa later this month, the federal agencies charged with keeping him safe won’t be taking any chances. Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents will be dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship, with a fully staffed medical trauma center, will be stationed offshore in case...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/27/2013 6:17:00 AM PDT · by safetysign · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/26/20113 | Daniel Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas. Obama Photo AP / Steven Senne The Obamas began the new year in Hawaii. "President Obama departed Hawaii this morning for Washington, after spending NINE days vacationing with family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. "Obama played FIVE rounds of golf with SEVEN...
  • More than a Vacation a Month for Obamas in 2013

    03/26/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | March 26 2013 | Dan Halper
    In the first three months of the year, members of the first family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break vacation in the Bahamas.
  • What sequester? Obama’s daughters off to Bahamas for spring break

    03/26/2013 6:45:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/26/13 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    It’s spring break, and President Obama’s daughters are off on yet another vacation. While the U.S. economy could use a little help, according to Breitbart News, the Obama girls are spending their time – and taxpayers’ dime – in the Bahamas. The girls’ visit to the Atlantis resort was not publicly announced, but Breitbart says its sources have confirmed the information, verified also through sightings posted on social media:
  • Source: Preparations underway for Obama vacation on Martha's Vineyard

    03/07/2013 10:17:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    President Obama and his family are likely headed to Martha's Vineyard for a summer sojourn again this year. A source tells POLITICO that the Secret Service has started booking accommodations on the toney island off the Massachusetts coast. So far, the White House isn't saying anything, but the Vineyard is abuzz with the news. The first family is expected toward the end of August, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • Report: President Obama plays golf with Tiger Woods

    02/17/2013 9:24:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    President Obama is golfing in Florida Sunday with Tiger Woods, according to a press report. The news was first reported by Tim Rosaforte, a writer for Golf World. "The President is arriving at The Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round," Rosaforte said on Twitter. Read
  • Obama to hang out with buddies for a little golf vacation

    02/16/2013 10:38:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 16, 2013 | Darlene Superville
    PALM CITY, Fla. -- Faced with a long weekend in an empty White House, President Barack Obama figured he needed a getaway, too, so he put together a golf outing with some buddies. Not at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland or at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, two Washington-area military posts where he's a regular on their courses. Instead, he went south, to Florida, to spend the long Presidents Day weekend staying and playing at the Floridian, an exclusive and secluded yacht and golf club on the state's Treasure Coast. He arrived Friday night after a speech in Chicago and wasn't...
  • $1000/Hr: Obama Books World's Top Golf Pro for Vacation

    02/15/2013 8:51:29 PM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    Economic growth is in the negative, unemployment is on the rise, Walmart's forecasting a disastrous February for retail sales, poverty's up, gas prices are up, the cost of health care premiums are up, middle class incomes are falling, consumer confidence is at a two year low, our deficit is unsustainable, and Barack Obama has just signed up for private golf lessons with two of the top teachers in the country.
  • W.H. defends Palm beach vacation

    02/14/2013 11:05:10 AM PST · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    politico44 ^ | 2/14/13 | DONOVAN SLACK
    When questioned by a reporter aboard Air Force One about the optics of President Obama vacationing in Palm Beach this weekend, White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama deserves some time off. "The president is going to enjoy the Presidents' Day weekend with some friends," Earnest said
  • Obama to Vacation in West Palm Beach

    02/14/2013 6:46:10 AM PST · by upchuck · 43 replies
    Washington Dossier ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Keith Koffler
    Taxpayers will be sending President Obama on his second vacation of the year when he departs Friday aboard Air Force One for a Presidents’ Day Weekend excursion to West Palm Beach, Florida. Without apparent irony, Obama has decided to jet to a well-trod stomping ground of the rich just days after presenting himself to the nation in his State of the Union speech as the guardian of the middle class. Obama presumably will head directly to some fabulous golf course, having not been able to play in recent weeks because of the cold weather in Washington. While Obama may pay...
  • Obama to Return to Washington as Fiscal Cliff Looms [Ignores For MONTHS, Suddenly Wants To Work]

    12/26/2012 1:49:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 26, 2012
    ... Obama is cutting short his vacation in the Pacific state of Hawaii and will return to Washington to resume talks with congressional leaders aimed at reaching agreement on a deficit reduction package before the year ends. The White House says Obama will leave Wednesday and is expected to arrive back in Washington early Thursday. Early last week,the president said he and Republican House Speaker John Boehner were relatively close to an agreement on a compromise to avert what is being called a "fiscal cliff" -- $500 billion in mandated spending cuts and tax increases that would affect almost all...
  • Residents Alerted to Obamas' Hawaiian Holiday Plans (Drudge:Obamas-20-day, $4 million)

    11/29/2012 1:23:48 PM PST · by STARWISE · 37 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 11-29-12 | Malia Zimmerman
    Residents living near the beachfront homes where President Barack Obama and First Family vacation with their friends every year since 2008 were alerted on Monday to some specifics of the Obamas' holiday vacation plans. The report delivered to residents living along the ocean and canal that surrounds the multi-million dollar homes at Kailuana Place where the President stays, informed them of restrictions that will be implemented for 20 days beginning December 17 and running through January 6. In a matter of weeks, Kailua residents will see the familiar street barricades fronted by U.S. Secret Service agents and Navy Seals and...
  • Hello, you've reached the president. I'm never here.

    09/30/2012 5:58:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 9/30/2012 | Michael Goodwin
    In Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 3 a.m. television ad in the 2008 primary campaign, we heard the sound of a ringing phone and saw sleeping children. In ominous tones, a narrator warned that “something is happening in the world” and asked, “Who do you want answering the phone?” Well, it’s 2012, and — the phone is still ringing. Please, somebody answer the damn thing! The story of the terror attack in Benghazi is that neither Clinton nor the president who made her secretary of state responded to the real emergency when it came. The biggest foreign-policy crisis of the last four...
  • Pimp with a Limp: Obama Skipped Intel Briefings Week Before Attacks

    09/12/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last time the Wonder Kid who personally got Bin Laden attended an intelligence briefing was on September 5th. Since then it’s been all campaign events and softball questions from media lapdogs Obama found time to do multiple radio interviews, discuss Nicky Minaj, Hip Hop music and the Buccaneers. On September 11, this is what Obama was doing instead of attending a national intelligence briefing. Fact: When “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz talks NFL with the President of the United States, we’re listening. Obama barely had managed to drop jarring references to Pitbull and Flo-Rida before DJ Laz told...
  • OBAMA SKIPPING STAGGERING AMOUNT OF DAILY INTELLIGENCE MEETINGS

    09/10/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 09/10/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    One of the centerpieces of the Democratic case for Barack Obama‘s reelection in Charlotte last week was the President’s record on national security – specifically, his decision to pursue the operation that eventually led to the death of Osama bin Laden. That impressive achievement, however, may be blunted by the force of revelations by former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen in today’s Washington Post. Thiessen writes: President Obama is touting his foreign policy experience on the campaign trail, but startling new statistics suggest that national security has not necessarily been the personal priority the president makes it out to be. It...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Air Force and Secret Service for Records Michelle Obama Ski Vacation to Aspen

    06/07/2012 7:22:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on May 31, 2012 against the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service to obtain records detailing Michelle Obama's February 2012 President's Day weekend ski vacation to Aspen, Colorado with her two daughters... Judicial Watch seeks access to any and all records concerning the mission taskings, transportation costs and passenger manifests for Mrs. Obama's February 2012 trip to Aspen, Colorado. ... the Aspen trip was the 16th vacation in three years taken by...
  • Obama Raises $15 Mil at Clooney's, Says Sometimes He Forgets About the Recession

    05/11/2012 12:03:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama is at the Clooney fundraiser last night, where, by the way, the story on that is, the original expectation was ten million. That's what they were gonna raise. But then, our brave, courageous president went out there and said that he thinks the states ought to determine gay marriage, and that gay people should be able to get married. Lo and behold, the floodgates opened, and an additional five million was raised at the Clooney fundraiser. I'm not believing that either. The whole thing is a crock. They got 15 from the get-go. ou got Obama...
  • Vacation backlash: Blue collar Dems jealous, angry at Obamas

    04/26/2012 1:39:25 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/26/2011 | Paul Bedard
    Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters. “They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that...
  • Fore! King Putt Obama goes golfing for a record 93rd time as wife and kids party in Las Vegas

    04/01/2012 5:08:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies
    Fire Andrea Michelle ^ | April 1, 2012
    I guess the weather is finally warm enough on the east coast for King Putt Obama to resume hitting the links. After all, there’s nothing really happening in this country or elsewhere that could affect this country. It’s not like we have skyrocketing gas prices, a lousy economy, Iran getting a nuclear weapon or anything like that. While Michelle Obama took the kids to Las Vegas to party it up on the American tax payer’s dollar (just a week after the oldest daughter went on a secret vacation to Mexico with 25 secret service agents on 12 friends) Hussein Obama...
  • Zero JOBS! Obama Off to Camp David

    09/02/2011 10:00:08 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 98 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | 2 September 2011 | N/A
    14 million Americans remain unemployed in the U.S., a number that is unchanged from July. As a Bureau of Labor Statistics report stated today, the economy created exactly zero jobs for the entire month of August signalling the failure of the current administration’s economic policies. In reponse to the zero job growth, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said, “This president doesn’t think this is anywhere near enough”. A survey of economists agreed – they had expected more than 70,000 new jobs. The report also held that the numbers that had been reported in June and July had been incorrect....
  • Obamas hit the beach ("managed to squeeze in" "nearly five hours" of family time)

    08/25/2011 4:25:06 PM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston and Kim Geiger
    Reporting from Martha's Vineyard, Mass.— On vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama managed to squeeze in some family time Thursday afternoon after spending the morning taking briefings on the economy, the situation in Libya and Hurricane Irene. Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters spent the afternoon at a private beach, which they have already visited twice since arriving in Martha’s Vineyard last Thursday.
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • FLASHBACK--George W. Bush Gives Up Golf: ‘Playing Golf During a War Sends Wrong Message’

    08/22/2011 5:05:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    FLASHBACK--George W. Bush Gives Up Golf: ‘Playing Golf During a War Sends Wrong Message’ Monday, August 22, 2011 By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – The White House has released some information about President Barack Obama’s vacation on Massachusetts’ upscale Martha’s Vineyard including his golf games, but no open press coverage of his time on the links has been allowed. President George W. Bush, who routinely allowed journalists to accompany him on golf outings early in his presidency, told Politico in May 2008 that he decided to give up the game in August 2003 after a bomb attack on the United Nations...
  • White House: Vacationing Obama working on economy

    08/22/2011 1:13:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/22/11 | Alister Bull - Reuters
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has taken heat for taking a vacation when the U.S. economy is struggling, but aides are striving to make clear he is not neglecting the country's finances during his break. On Monday, Obama met with a top economic adviser and spoke to investor Warren Buffett and Ford Motor Co. chief executive Alan Mulally about the economy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. Earnest also announced that Obama will travel to Detroit in two weeks to discuss the economy on the U.S. Labor Day holiday on September 5, setting up a major address...
  • How Obama Spent His Summer Vacation- Day Two: Grant Illegal Immigration Waivers

    08/22/2011 4:39:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2011 | John Ransom
    Prepare for the rhetoric to heat up in the debate over border security, the Constitution and the use of executive power to selectively prosecute individuals who the administration deems undesirable. If you’re a coal company or a community bank, you’re screwed. If you’re a community organizer here illegally from Kenya or Juarez? Hurra! for you.  “Reacting to intense pressure from the Latino community and aware that President Obama will need their votes in 2012,” writes Albor Ruiz in the NY Daily News, “the White House announced with great fanfare last Thursday a plan to stop the deportation of some undocumented...
  • Obamas Share Sacrifice at Pricey Vineyard Restaurant (no peas on menu)

    08/19/2011 7:48:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | August 19, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    President and Mrs. Obama are sharing in the sacrifice tonight at the Beach Plum Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, which features an array of overpriced selections for the first couple to choose from that could easily bring the bill within the range of $200. They might, for example, choose to start the meal with a $15 chunk of pizza cheese – I’m sorry, “Fresh Mozzarella” with “Fresh Basil, vine ripened tomatoes, aged balsamic reduction, and chive dill.” This is a good mix because some things are fresh, and some things are aged. But the sacrifice really gets serious with the entree,...
  • Michelle Obama takes separate government jet to get a few hours of extra vacation time ....

    President Barack Obama ditched the Beltway grind yesterday to seek the pleasures of summer on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard - by way of two helicopter flights and a trip aboard Air Force One. And a further government jet was used by Michelle Obama as she arrived separately to her husband, with daughters Sasha and Malia, just a few hours before he landed. The President left the White House aboard Marine One on his way to Andrews Air Force base to hitch a lift aboard Air Force One. The President arrived on this wealthy Massachusetts island retreat as the stock...
  • Martha's Vineyard: 'It's the Weather That Hurts Businesses Here, Not the Economy'

    08/18/2011 9:50:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | by Stephanie Smith
    There’ve been a lot of loud critics of President Obama’s vacation plans to Martha’s Vineyard -- even from some of his avid supporters. But when he touches down on this posh island in about six hours, he won’t find many here, if you believe Jenna Ware, a long time resident and driver for Stage Coach taxi service. Ware, sporting a dark tan you’ll see on most residents here, says that when the recession hit, the Vineyard remained unscathed. The island is pretty much recession proof, she says. When a passenger noted in a 2009 visit – the first time Mr....
  • Top Black Dem On Obama Bus Tour: "He's Not In Any Black Community"

    08/17/2011 1:24:12 PM PDT · by library user · 219 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 17, 2011 | Staff
    "We're supportive of the president, but we're getting tired. We're getting tired. So, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show -- to show what he can do and what he's prepared to lead on," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored gathering yesterday in Detroit. "Our people are hurting," Waters added.
  • The Presidential Planner: Obama Heads to Martha's Vineyard

    08/18/2011 7:17:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    Fresh off three days of barnstorming in the Midwest, President Obama will spend the morning at the White House in two closed-door meetings, first with his senior economic advisors in the Oval Office then with his national security team in the Situation Room. In the afternoon, Obama heads to the island oasis of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, where he’s expected to spend the next 10 days vacationing with his family.
  • Stocks plunge on economic fears [Vacation Time!]

    08/18/2011 6:55:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 18, 2011 | By CNNMoney staff
    NEW YORK -- Turmoil returned to U.S. stock markets at Thursday's open as renewed concerns about the global economy sent major indexes plunging and pushed gold to a new record high. Investors were working through bad news on various fronts, including a dismal forecast from Morgan Stanley for global economic growth, and two U.S. government-issued reports on inflation and the job market.
  • Vineyard Countdown

    08/17/2011 8:36:53 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 17, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Forget the bus tour. In 24 hours, it’s White House vacation time, punctuated by the outcry of those who say a presidential respite at this juncture is ill-timed and clueless. Meanwhile, angst is brewing in Martha’s Vineyard, now gearing up for President Obama’s arrival on Thursday, marking his third visit to the rose-strewn island, not to mention Blue Heron Farm, the 28-acre luxury retreat that will host the president for 10 days.
  • Jay Carney vs. Jay Carney: Attacked Bush's 2001 'Heartland Tour,' Defends Obama's 2011 Midwest

    08/11/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/11/11 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Jay Carney, meet Jay Carney.In 2001, the then-Time magazine reporter wrote a snarky piece criticizing President George W. Bush's month-long vacation that was billed as a "Home to the Heartland" tour. But almost exactly 10 years later Carney, now the Obama White House's press secretary, is defending President Barack Obama's Midwest job-creation tour and vacation at Martha's Vineyard."I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the President would spend some time with his family," claimed Carney at a recent press briefing.But that's exactly what he, as a private citizen working for Time,
  • Obama's Vineyard Vacation Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

    08/11/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    At a time when many more cash-strapped Americans are stuck at home instead of vacationing at the beach, President Obama next week will lead an entourage of several dozens to exclusive Martha's Vineyard island at a cost of millions to taxpayers. While technically he is paying for his estimated $50,000 a week rental of the 28-acre beachfront Blue Heron Farm in woodsy Chilmark, the dozens of U.S. Secret Service agents, communications officials, top aides, drivers, and U.S. Coast Guard personnel with him will be covered by taxpayers as with every other presidential vacation.[Get your Whispers on your iPad--subscribe to U.S....
  • As some call for bold strokes, Obama sticks with vacation plans

    08/10/2011 4:34:06 PM PDT · by keat · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 10, 2011, 2:40 p.m. | Peter Nicholas
    When it comes to curbing unemployment, President Obama "will not rest" until everyone looking for a job can find one, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. A couple of hours later, the White House put out an announcement that the president will soon begin a nine-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. No one can credibly make the argument that Obama is loafing. He puts in the hours. But the trip is coming at a queasy moment for the economy and the markets. Stocks recorded another huge drop Wednesday, the third straight day of convulsive swings following Standard & Poor's announcement...
  • Good news: Despite economic apocalypse, Obama’s vacation still a go

    08/10/2011 3:26:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10 Aug 2011 | Allahpundit
    I know what you’re thinking. “It seems like just yesterday that he was talking about a ‘new sense of urgency’ on deficits and job growth.” You’re wrong, though. It was two days ago. Maybe the mood passed? Over to you, Zero Hedge guy: We bring you this special announcement courtesy of the White House which has informed that American plebs that following a fantastic job well done, in which the market is now back to pre-QE2 levels, unemployment is near record highs, delays for presidential press meetings compare with Newark airplane take offs, pessimism is at record highs, America’s credit...
  • The Bidens Head To The Hamptons; Obama's Summer Vacation Still A Go

    08/10/2011 2:22:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2011 | by Mary Bruce
    Joe Biden and his wife have escaped the heat and political squabbling of Washington to spend the rest of the week vacationing in the Hamptons. Although the VP’s official schedule says only that the Bidens are set to “visit Long Island,” they traveled to their annual vacation spot in Southampton earlier today and plan to stay through Monday. President Obama will follow his number two’s lead later this month when he and his family travel to Martha’s Vineyard for a little R&R. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed today that, despite the staggering economy, the president still plans to...
  • Obama To Vacation On The Vineyard

    06/29/2011 7:00:41 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 58 replies
    President Barack Obama and his family will spend their summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard again this summer. He was here last summer, too. He was here in 2009, but the weather blew. The First Fam keep their vacation plans pretty close to the vest for security reasons, but people in the Know tell me it's coughcoughAugustcough. Those same people tell me that he'll be in Chilmark, again enjoying the 28 acre Blue Heron Farm. The farm overlooks Tisbury Great Pond, and has a pool and a boat house. They also have a basketball hoop at their disposal, so I might...
  • Video: Back to golf course for Obama (Martha's Vineyard round #4)

    08/26/2010 2:04:33 PM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 26, 2010
    Under sunny skies this afternoon, it was back to the golf course for President Barack Obama - this time a round at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. Today's game is the first on his 10-day Martha's Vineyard vacation at the semi-private Farm Neck course. Obama golfed twice at the Vineyard Golf Club and late yesterday at the nine-hole Mink Meadows Golf Club in Vineyard Haven.
  • Obama in 4th round of golf on Martha's Vineyard

    08/26/2010 4:22:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    hosted ^ | Aug 26 | GLEN JOHNSON
    OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) -- Seizing on a day of bright summer sunshine, President Barack Obama hit the links on Thursday for another vacation round of golf. The visit to the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs was Obama's fourth golf outing since he arrived on Martha's Vineyard last week for a 10-day vacation. It came a day after skies over the island off Cape Cod finally cleared following four straight days of drenching rain....
  • Michelle Obama looks to restore luster lost after vacation in Spain

    08/23/2010 9:06:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 8/23/10 | Julie Mason
    After her sterling public image took on some tarnish from her recent vacation to Spain, the White House announced that first lady Michelle Obama will appear with Laura Bush for Sept. 11 observances in Pennsylvania. The deft public relations move by the administration will place the two popular first ladies side-by-side for the first time since the 2008 inauguration. (Snip) An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll after the Spain trip found just 50 percent of Americans had a positive opinion of the first lady, down 14 percent from the same poll in April.
  • First family settles in on Martha's Vineyard

    08/21/2010 7:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | August 20, 2010 | Ally Donnelly
    An end of the season tribute to summer....the fireworks at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. Excited for the bright lights, Sally Caron said she'd like to picnic with Barack Obama, because he's popular. "Soooo?" I asked. "I'd like to be popular, too," she answered. Islander Joanne Connolly already has her story to tell. She said, "It's the first time I've met a president. I've met a Pope and it's right up there with that!" Connolly works at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard -- and had about 5 minutes to prep before the President and first...
  • FR poll: Will Obama attend church tomorrow on Martha's Vineyard? (and a bonus question...)

    08/21/2010 10:27:30 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 64 replies
    The WH and Dems are obviously stunned by the recent Pew Poll showing that about 1 in 4 Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim. Pundits, for the last few days, have been saying that we'll soon see him publicly attending church far more often. So, Freepers, does he or doesn't he attend tomorrow? Is it too soon..would it look too obvious? What say you all??
  • Obama vacation: out and about (books, golf, ice cream)

    08/21/2010 6:17:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | August 21, 2010 | Doug Fraser
    VINEYARD HAVEN — The first family had an answer yesterday to those who said they were perhaps a little too reclusive while on the island. On the first full day of their Martha's Vineyard vacation, the Obamas were almost Clintonesque, first traveling to a Vineyard Haven bookstore before the president took in a round of golf in the early afternoon, followed by the first appearance of first lady Michelle Obama, who took the girls for ice cream in Oak Bluffs. At a press conference yesterday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said President Barack Obama has a relatively spontaneous...