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  • Island ambulance service bears the cost of Obama vacation

    06/15/2016 7:47:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | Jun 15, 2016 | Rich Saltzberg
    When resident Obama returns to Martha’s Vineyard in August, Tri-Town Ambulance will be expected to dedicate a crew to the security detail. In the last year of his residency, and for the seventh time in eight years, resident Obama and his family will vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in August. Past vacation itineraries have included almost daily golf outings, trips to the beach, and dinner out with friends. Each time the resident sets out on Island roadways, he will be accompanied by a security contingent that will include State Police and Secret Service. And within the motorcade as it speeds along...
  • One last time: President Obama and family head to Martha's Vineyard this summer

    05/25/2016 5:05:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Mass Live ^ | May 24, 2016 | Gintautas Dumcius
    President Obama's last year in office will indeed include a vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard. While the White House hasn't put out information confirming the visit, the Cape Cod Times reports that the Coast Guard said the president is flying to the island and staying for up to three weeks this summer.
  • All in the Family:Meathead John Kerry's Private Island and Family History.(Weird,Wild Stuff.)

    05/03/2004 7:40:35 AM PDT · by Redcoat LI · 29 replies · 2,713+ views
    Naushon Island Naushon Island has been a Forbes family retreat for some time, where the opium trader John Murray Forbes and his family summered for more than a century. Sen. John Forbes Kerry and his first cousin Brice Lalonde summered there, and at another Forbes family estate in France, at Saint-Brieuc when he was growing up. The family owns the island through the J.M. Forbes Naushon Island Trust. Naushon island is several miles long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod in the Elizabeth Islands, and NW of Martha's Vineyard. The island is owned by the family and they pay little...
  • Winkin’ Blinkin’ and Flawed

    08/24/2015 5:21:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe — Sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew. "Where are you going, and what do you wish?" The old moon asked the three. "We have come to fish for the herring fish That live in this beautiful sea; Nets of silver and gold have we!" Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod con·tempt (kən-tĕmpt′) n. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn. a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval. Closely...
  • Hillary Clinton flies more than 1,000 miles from Iowa to Martha's Vineyard for behind-closed-doors

    08/16/2015 6:45:51 PM PDT · by TMI talker · 134 replies
    AP via DailyMail ^ | 16 August 2015 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Hillary Clinton flies more than 1,000 miles from Iowa to Martha's Vineyard for behind-closed-doors birthday party with Bill, Barack and Michelle America's two foremost Democratic families - the Obamas and the Clintons - mingled on Saturday night as politics mixed with summer repose on swanky Martha's Vineyard. US President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia, and former president Bill Clinton and his wife, the Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, were star guests at the 80th birthday party for their mutual friend Vernon Jordan. So important was the event deemed to be that...
  • Elusive Alchemy

    08/14/2015 6:14:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-14-2015 | MOTUS
    As the country remains immersed in The Donald, email servers wiped clean, and Iowa corndogs we take a small break to check in on how the Won’s vacation on the Vineyard is going: Last night we enjoyed dinner at popular downtown restaurant Alchemy* – which may be considered by some to be an ironic statement on the Obama presidency. [*alchemy - a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold.] It was a quiet dinner with some of the folks (Eric Holder and his wife, National Security Advisor...
  • President Obama vacations at Martha's Vineyard

    08/10/2015 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2015 | Sciott Paulson
    President Barack Obama is likely hoping that the sixth time is the charm as far as vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard for a sixth time during his presidency. Obviously, each vacation has been crowded with news reporters, those trusty photographers camping out to catch him with a fork or ice cream cone in his mouth, ....[snip]
  • President Obama tees off on 1st full day of Martha's Vineyard vacation

    08/08/2015 12:40:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    WCVB (Boston) ^ | 08/08/2015
    First day of 17-day island retreat OAK BLUFFS, Mass. —President Barack Obama is spending his first full day of vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard playing golf. Obama arrived at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday afternoon. The White House says he is playing with actor-comedian Larry David, businessman and Obama campaign fundraiser Robert Wolf and Cyrus Walker, a cousin of top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. Reporters traveling with Obama were given a rare glimpse of the president as he leaned back on one leg as his ball approached the first hole. It did not...
  • #HostageOnTheVineyard

    08/08/2015 7:18:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-8-2015 | MOTUS
    The President, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha departed from Andrews Air Force Base aboard Air Force One just before 5 p.m. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and senior advisor Valerie Jarrett are traveling with the family, as are the Obama family pets, Portuguese water dogs Bo and Sunny. - Politico “SOS.  PU* hijacking me to the Vineyard!” “PU* posing B4 takeoff” “Being held captive here for 17 days SRSLY!**”  #GMOH!*** “This is where I’m being held. Send ransom.” #BringBackOurGirlsMaybe the cute SS guy will help me tunnel too the mainland. Send money for bribe. #HostageOnTheVineyard Note: Wee Won One is...
  • Obama Leaving Early for Luxurious 16-Day Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

    08/07/2015 8:15:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama leaves Washington, D.C., this afternoon for a 16-day vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, staying at a luxurious rental home in Chilmark. Obama’s schedule was updated Friday, allowing him to leave a day earlier than expected. According to the Vineyard Gazette, the President is again renting the multi-million dollar home owned by Joanne Hubschman as he did in 2014. The house has seven bedrooms, a pool, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a private workout room, the entire propriety estimated at about $12 million.
  • Obama pushes up start of family's 40th vacation -- leaves Friday for Martha's Vineyard

    08/06/2015 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 6, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Already planning to spend 15 days vacationing at a sprawling oceanside resort home in Martha's Vineyard, President Obama has told the town that he is coming a day early, arriving Friday evening. [Snip] The Vineyard Gazette reports that the first family will be staying for the second year at the Chilmark home of Obama and Hillary Clinton contributor Joanne Hubschman on secluded North Road. Photos show it is equipped with a large infinity pool, a tennis court and comes with a huge sandy beach. The 17-room home is worth about $12 million.
  • #BetterIdeas-R-Us

    07/07/2015 5:36:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-8-2015 | MOTUS
    Last August Big Guy admitted we didn’t have a plan to defeat ISIS/L. Then in February we rolled out the Harf plan of “Jobs for Jihadis” to defeat ISIS. Apparently that didn’t work out so Big Guy was forced to admit last mont that  “we don't have a complete strategy yet.”Since then Barry determined that we don’t actually need a strategy after all since “ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas.” So now we’re working on better ideas. Here’s the best of our better ideas so far: 1. Gay marriage, aka #LoveWins: 2. Capitalism: If...
  • U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    03/25/2015 3:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2015
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy received his posthumous accolades from the Department of Labor (DOL) with an induction into the agency’s “Hall of Honor.” The recognition is meant to showcase the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work, according to the agency. A special panel comprised of the Solicitor of Labor, the Assistant Secretary...
  • Obama’s Endless Vacation [Obama Enjoys Fine High Class Dining, Celebrity, His Own And Others]

    08/23/2014 11:49:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    AUGUST 23, 2014 Obama’s Endless Vacation In the 1990s, America had a holiday from history. Today, it has a president on holiday. By Matthew Continetti The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club — sorry, membership is full — the...
  • Obama’s endless second-term vacation

    08/22/2014 9:39:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    1,461 Days of Summer The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club—sorry, membership is full—the next day. Technically, Obama’s vacation began on August 9. It is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 24. With the exception of a two-day interlude...
  • Obama back in Washington on rare vacation break

    08/19/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | Monday, August 18, 2014 3:18 am | Updated: 10:01 pm, Mon Aug 18, 2014.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. Louis suburb intruded on his golf and beach plans. The exact reason for Obama's return remained unclear, though it appeared aimed in part at countering criticism that Obama was spending two weeks on the Massachusetts resort island of Martha's Vineyard in the midst of multiple crises. ... Obama had meetings on both matters scheduled for Monday. The president was scheduled to return to Martha's Vineyard Tuesday night. The...
  • Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

    08/19/2014 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/19/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place. Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon. Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose...
  • Obama's break from vacation: How unusual is that?

    08/18/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8-18-2014 | Linda Feldmann
    The president is scheduled to make a statement from the briefing room at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Speculation has been intense over what else might be going on – an announcement on immigration policy, perhaps? That’s not supposed to come until the end of summer. Maybe some personnel changes? Certainly that could wait until Obama’s two-week vacation is over. In part, the diversion from vacation may be intended to show that the president is active and engaged amid various world crises, from Iraq to Ukraine to Ferguson. But, it must be noted, the two-day hiatus was on the books before...
  • Trading Places

    08/18/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-18-2014 | MOTUS
    Everyone has been speculating for weeks about the reason for Big Guy’s planned mid-vaction return trip to Washington. Speculation ran rampant: to declare amnesty via executive order? To make a recess appointment of Reverend Sharpton to a newly expanded Supreme Court? The Reverend “Protest We Much”To announce martial law across the land as police everywhere continue to act stupidly?The reality however, as usual, is far more mundane:He’s simply trading Wee Won One in for Wee Won Two. You know how teenagers are: one week with Mom and Dad is about as much as they can tolerate. Who can blame them.In order...
  • Hey Man, You Can’t Just Throw Things on the Fire and Walk Away!

    08/17/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-17-2014 | MOTUS
    I got an email from the DNC yesterday and I totally misread the subject line: I thought it said “BBQ Barack.” BBQ with Barack Honestly, MOTUS, Labor Day weekend is always a lot of fun, but I can’t think of a better way to close out the summer than at a barbecue with Barack. He’s even been known to man the grill on occasion. And while he and I may not always agree on the best way to build a burger, we both know how critical these next few weeks are going to be for Democrats across the country. Now...
  • Barack Obama's Chilly Water Dilemma

    08/16/2014 11:08:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 16, 2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    America’s anti-atrocity president is on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard again. This year he is a little disappointed that the water of the Atlantic, unlike Hawaii, “is still a little cold.” Regrettably, for most people in the world, the icy beach water of Martha’s Vineyard is not the most pressing problem. Why? Because while the president takes time to decry the unfriendly surf and spend “time with… seals on the beach,” in Iraq a genocide similar to the one Obama identified as evil while visiting the Holocaust Museum two years ago is currently playing out on the world stage. Speaking of...
  • The Obama Vacation Beat: Friday, August 15, A perfect day for a bike ride in the State Forest

    08/16/2014 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Martha's Vineyard Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | BY NELSON SIGELMAN
    On another gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard summer day, President Obama, Michelle and daughter Malia behaved like any other vacationing family — the difference being a train of SUVs, reporters and Secret Service agents — and went for a bike ride in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. President Obama departed his vacation home in Chilmark at 11:18 am for West Tisbury, according to pool press reports. The motorcade arrived at a bike path in West Tisbury at 11:38 am and the Obamas and their security contingent pedaled away. The traveling press pool traveled by van a few miles to a scenic...
  • Pics of Obamas On Vacation (The One PerCenters!)

    Obamas On Vacation In Massachusetts (pic gallery in lik)
  • Ride on, Ride on, Ride on! Be careful though, this is unsafe at any speed.

    08/16/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-16-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m assuming that, like me, you’re already kinda’ bored with the Wons bike ridin’. And have seen all you want of our DIC (Dweeb-In-Chief): Are those white anklets!?! What a dweeb! So I say we move on to an entirely different kind of Ride. Now I know, we just did this a week or so ago, butt seriously: can you ever have too many posts about classic cars? And while there are thousands of “classic car cruise nights” all across America, the biggest and the bestest takes place on the third Saturday of August in metropolitan Detroit, home of the...
  • Obama’s Son Looks Like Ferguson

    08/15/2014 2:00:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | John Ransom
    Well Obama’s had a son after all. It’s a strapping, weighty and very unhealthy mixture of the pent up discontent that is Obama’s America. Yes, the man who once race-baited by pretending that Trayvon Martin was his own son, now dead and gone, is definitely the father of this version of our country. The likeness and resemblance is too striking for him not to be. Congratulations Daddy! “On Wednesday night,” reports the New York Times, “scores of police officers in riot gear and in armored trucks showed up to disperse protesters [in Ferguson] who had gathered on the streets near...
  • Dancing Queens: Mama Mia!

    08/15/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Today’s Traveling Music:Dancing Queen: ABBAWho would have predicted that in the 6th Year of Obama there would be race-fueled rioting and looting going on in America’s heartland while the American President danced and golfed on Martha’s Vineyard? You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen And speaking of Dancing Queens, I suppose you’ve heard that David Gregory is officially leaving Meet the Press in order to spend more time dancing with his family? You're a teaser, you turn 'em on Leave them burning and then you're...
  • Barack Obama's 'vacation from hell'

    08/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/15/2014 | By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama really wanted to take a vacation. But then the world intervened. The president’s plan to snag two weeks off in Martha’s Vineyard has been an utter failure, marking his worst attempt at relaxation since the Detroit underwear bomber consumed his 2009 Christmas holiday in Hawaii. On the eve of his departure late last week, Obama authorized airstrikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants from committing genocide. Then as he wrapped up his first round of golf on the Massachusetts island Saturday night, The Atlantic interview with Hillary Clinton hit the Web, sparking days of speculation about...
  • Viral pic of Obama dancing while Ferguson burned removed by photographer

    08/15/2014 5:11:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    A picture of President Obama dancing at a party in Martha's Vineyard at the exact moment that police and protestors were confronting each other in Ferguson, MO has been deleted from the photographer's Instagram account. The photographer, Elizabeth Cecil, removed the photos without explanation. But the Washington Times has a pretty good reason. Twitter exploded about the photos with many making the comment that it was inappropriate for the president to be dancing while they were rioting in Ferguson.
  • Photographer Deletes Obama Dancing Photo After Going Viral

    08/14/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A Martha’s Vineyard photographer quietly deleted photographs of President Obama dancing during a birthday party after they went viral online. Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos of the president on her Instagram account from the party that was closed to the press. The photos featured President Obama dancing and one of him offering a birthday toast to Ann Jordan at a party at the Farm Neck Golf Club. The party included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton. The photo of the president dancing was discovered on Instagram early Thursday...
  • "When People Are Dying, You Must Come Back From Vacation"

    08/14/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Or so says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a message about Iraq for Barack Obama: Get back to the White House and do something. 'I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries,' Fabius told a radio interviewer Tuesday in France,' but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.' Full-time workers in France are guaranteed a whopping five weeks of paid vacation every year, making his plea all the more urgent. Obama is on a family and golfing holiday in a ritzy neighborhood of Martha's Vineyard but says he...
  • Why is Obama returning to Washington?

    08/13/2014 9:24:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama won't make any major announcements on immigration reform during his secretive mid-vacation trip back to Washington next week, the White House said Wednesday. The president is expected to return to the White House on Sunday, but officials won't say why Obama is taking the unusual, and costly, trip back to Washington. He's expected to return to Martha's Vineyard, where he's been vacationing, on Tuesday. Speculation has circled around whether Obama might make an announcement of executive actions he's taking on immigration reform, or a surprise visit from a foreign leader. But the White House is "not anticipating a...
  • Obama's Foreign and Domestic Policy: When the Going Gets Tough, Go on Vacation

    08/13/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama is on a two-week vacation in Martha's Vineyard, as wars rage across the Middle East and Ukraine, terrorists threaten to topple Iraq, and Republicans are on the brink of capturing the Senate. Around the country, a deepening mood of anger and anxiety permeates America's electorate, with the midterm elections a mere three months away. And in a brewing political civil war among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has unleashed a sharp attack on Obama's timid foreign policy, calling for a more muscular response to the spread of global terrorism. The president's job approval scores remain in the...
  • Obama’s Vacation Wars

    08/13/2014 6:40:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has a way of starting wars while on vacation. During the Libyan War, Obama declared from Martha’s Vineyard that, “Tonight, the momentum against the Gaddafi regime has reached a tipping point.” Then he went to play golf and accompanied Valerie Jarrett on a visit to the home of the CEO of Comcast. It was August and the Libyan War had been going on for months. NATO planes were conducting hundreds of sorties. But their commander was on vacation. That was only fitting since Obama had begun the Libyan War while hanging out in sunnier climes. His ponderous announcement, “Today...
  • Amerika’s Son-Of-A-Beach: Sub-Par

    08/13/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Boy, it’s not just Ferguson, Missouri; racism is breaking out all over the place. For example, have you seen what Dana Milbank wrote? President Obama must really be teed off.Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid.Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf. And even Jimmy Fallon is writing racist jokes now: “After spending yesterday at the beach, Obama said, “This has been fun, but I should really get back...to the golf course.” What is it with the obsession with Big Guy’s vacation?...
  • The Cowardice of the Left Gave Us the Islamic State

    08/12/2014 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    It must be exhausting for Barrack Obama. I sometimes feel worn down just reading about all the events going on in the world – I can’t even imagine how tiresome it must be, trying to avoid leadership on all those issues. Lucky for our Vacationer in Chief, he’s found a way… Apparently a healthy mix of golf and swimming is exactly what is needed to distract yourself from the chaos in the Middle East. And, to be fair, this genocidal chaos in Iraq is not completely the fault of a Nobel Laureate who plays the American President on TV. The...
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • Awkward! Obama and Clinton to rub elbows at Martha's Vineyard party days after Hillary's put-down

    08/12/2014 1:19:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/12/2014
    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could have a potentially awkward encounter tomorrow night when they meet at a party just days after she criticized the president’s foreign policy. The White House said the president, along with first lady Michelle Obama, planned to see Clinton on Wednesday at a party on Martha's Vineyard for Ann Jordan, wife of Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan. Clinton is on the Massachusetts island for a memoir-signing session at a bookstore, while the Obamas are in the midst of a two-week vacation. It was unclear whether former President Bill Clinton also planned to attend the party. The...
  • NBC’s Williams Pushes White House Narrative on Obama Vacation: ‘It’s A Working Vacation’

    08/12/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the recent surge of violence in northern Iraq as well as the potential coup within the government, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams did his best to push the White House line that President Obama’s summer vacation was full of work.
  • Dana Milbank: Obama vacations as the world burns

    08/12/2014 8:57:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2014 | Dana Millbank
    President Obama must really be teed off. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid.
  • Obama to Speak soon (Live Stream Link)

    08/11/2014 1:47:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 132 replies
    Wavy10.com ^ | 8/11/14 | blueyon
    Pres Obama to speak soon
  • War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers..(shortened)

    08/10/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard - on the golf course. Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk. Sporting a United States Secret Service baseball cap, Obama seemed reasonably relaxed despite the hefty protection, laughing and chatting with his golfing buddies in between holes. Obama fled Washington for his family's familiar vacation spot yesterday for a two-week summer break.
  • Obama proposes broader long-term strategy to confront fast-approaching militants in Iraq

    08/09/2014 6:54:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    <p>Obama is scheduled to make remarks at the White House at 10:25 a.m....</p>
  • Obama warns of more trouble in Iraq, then heads out to Martha’s Vineyard

    08/09/2014 6:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    As he headed out for a two-week vacation Saturday, President Obama told Americans that the U.S. military could face more fighting against Islamist terrorists in Iraq.
  • #ISIS Hashtag Triggers #ObamaForeignPolicyInThreeWords Contest

    08/09/2014 5:46:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 31 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Uh oh. Looks like ISIS is taunting Big Guy: “I say to America, that the Islamic Caliphate has been established, and we will not stop,” Abu Mosa told Vice. “Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq.”“We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House,” he continued. That’s not smart, I guess they don’t know how truly thin-skinned he is. And how much he hates it when his vacation is interrupted.So watch out ISIS, Big Guy is keeping his eye...
  • President Obama Arrives Saturday for Fifth Summer Vacation on the Vineyard

    08/08/2014 6:56:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Vineyard Gazette ^ | 8/7/14 | Sara Brown
    Military helicopters flew over the Island this week as the Vineyard prepared for what is becoming a familiar August event: the arrival Saturday of President Barack Obama for a summer vacation on the Island. According to a White House official, the president will travel to Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday, August 9. In past years, the president has traveled via Air Force One to Otis Air Station One in Bourne before taking the Marine One helicopter to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. -snip- The president usually does not have any public events during his trip, but the White House announced that the...
  • Check Out Obama's Multimillion-Dollar Martha's Vineyard Vacation Pad

    07/16/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/14 | ERIN DOOLEY and BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    The commander-in-chief will be beach bummin’ it in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass, this summer, and the home he is reportedly renting out looks amazing. President Obama and the first lady are planning a two-week vacation at a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Chilmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reports. The first family will travel to the island from Aug. 9 to Aug. 24, making the 15-day getaway the longest summer vacation of Obama’s presidency. While the location of their vacation home was supposed to be under wraps, neighbors confirmed to the local newspaper that the Obamas will be staying at a luxurious home...
  • Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    07/10/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama is taking a 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard next month, despite the widespread criticism he’s received for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while it descends into chaos. The Obamas will leave Washington on Saturday, Aug. 9, and stay at a $12 million vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard until Sunday, Aug. 24, the White House confirmed late Wednesday. The president is expected to return to Chilmark and stay in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Though not confirmed by the White House, the Obamas are expected...
  • Obama to address the declining Egypt situation from Martha’s Vineyard

    08/15/2013 6:55:23 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 113 replies
    President Obama will break into his Martha’s Vineyard summer vacation Thursday morning to make a statement on the unrest in Egypt, the White House said.
  • Obama's Martha's Vineyard Vaca Blocking Roads, Costing Businesses Thousands

    08/15/2013 6:21:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/15/13 | staff
    According to local reports, roadblocks surrounding the Obama vacation mansion in Martha’s Vineyard are frustrating locals, who can’t get to their businesses. “August is our make it or break it month,” Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers said to the Vineyard Gazette, “So this is the worst possible time of the year to block access. It impacts a lot of people.” Obama’s vacation week coincides with the heaviest time of the year in Martha’s Vineyard, known as Fair week. Patrick Jenkinson, who co-owns a gas station, says he “really rel[ies] on this third week in August, especially Fair week…We do...
  • Roadblocks around Obama's vacation mansion are choking off business in Martha's Vineyard towns

    08/15/2013 12:15:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 39 replies
    August is usually the time of year when businesses on Martha's Vineyard make enough money to see them through the cold, tourist-free winter. But with the president and his family on the Massachusetts island, road closures are detouring visitors – and their dollars – away from towns near the Obamas' vacation home. Writing about the town of West Tisbury, the Vineyard Gazette reported that 'the traffic change will keep people away from the village center at the very height of summer.' 'August is our make it or break it month,' Vineyard Artisans Festivals manager Andrea Rogers told the local newspaper,...