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  • So That's What Obama Means By Shared Sacrifice

    08/23/2011 6:27:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 08/23/2011 | Don Feder
    In a spirit of shared sacrifice, the Obamas might have decided to forgo this year’s vacation of the rich and famous. But there’s little self-awareness on the left. When Obama speaks of shared sacrifice, he means sacrifice for the middle-class family struggling to make ends meet, sacrifice for businessmen trying to meet a payroll, sacrifice for young couples who may have to delay the purchase of their first home for decades, sacrifice for recent college grads selling insurance or working behind the counter at a fast-food restaurant while they wait for the economy to improve In the eyes of the...
  • The Wizard of Oz-Bama

    08/21/2011 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/21/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    This relates the tale of the big, black scary bus tour ending in Martha's Vineyard to music from the Wizard of Oz.
  • ... Postcards From Obama's Island Vacation? Funny - or Bad Taste ?

    08/19/2011 3:36:39 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 14 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 8-19-11 | cakid1
    ... Postcards From Obama's Island Vacation? I saw this on The Business Insider.. Its certainly not something the White House would be happy about... But.. is it Funny? Fair Game? Or in Bad Taste? "The Republican National Committee is up with a new website today poking fun at President Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacation." "Visitors can send postcards featuring Obama relaxing, with one-liners critical of his leadership of the economy."

    08/19/2011 5:01:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/19/2011 | Pat Buchanan
    As he and his daughters bicycle around the summer playground of the Northeastern elite, Martha's Vineyard, President Obama is steadily bleeding away both the support of the nation and that of his most loyal constituency. Several times, his approval rating in Gallup's daily tracking poll has sunk to 39 percent, with disapproval reaching 54 percent. Support for his handling of the economy has dipped to the mid-20s. Only 11 percent of Americans, says Gallup, are satisfied with the way things are going. Unemployment remains at 9 percent, as it has for two years. The Dow has lately lost 2,000 points,...
  • Obama heads to Martha's Vineyard for a can’t-win vacation (Who here has ever been there?)

    08/18/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/11 | Sam Youngman
    Obama heads to Martha's Vineyard for a can’t-win vacationBy Sam Youngman - 08/18/11 05:52 PM ET Critics are lining up to blast the president for taking time off amid continued economic turbulence as President Obama jets off for his annual August vacation. Obama left the White House Thursday afternoon to join his family in Martha’s Vineyard, where he is expected to stay for about a week. The optics of a president vacationing at a tony, upscale spot while the country faces unprecedented challenges is not new. This will be the third August in a row that Obama has headed to...
  • Obama's Vineyard Vacation Will Cost Taxpayers Millions

    08/14/2011 2:49:41 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 45 replies
    US News ^ | 8/11/2011 | 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 presidentialvacations. His 11-day stay will require the Coast Guard...
  • Michelle Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation this Past Year

    08/12/2011 11:45:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 68 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | August 12, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    First Lady Michelle Obama over the last year has spent a total of 42 days on vacation, or a little more than one out of every nine days, according to a White House Dossier analysis of her travel. Her vacations, the cost of which are mostly borne by taxpayers, include trips to Panama City, Fla., Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, South Africa, Latin America, Vail, Colo., and her visit this week to her brother in Corvallis, Ore. The total does not include a nine day sojourn in Martha’s Vineyard that the Obamas will enjoy this month. Nor does it include a trip...
  • Obama Raises 2.5 Million for Campaign, Costs New York City 3 Million Plus.

    08/11/2011 11:15:00 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/11/2011 | The Wall Street Journal Staff
    President Barack Obama collected some big bucks Thursday night at a star-studded fund-raiser in the New York home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Among the guests: actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin; comedian Jimmy Fallon, designer Vera Wang, singer Alicia Keys, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who co-hosted the event. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was also there as the guests packed around five tables in a basement room. Hundreds of people awaited the president's arrival on the streets of the West Village near the Weinstein residence, a multi-story brick row house. Weinstein said he had...
  • 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...
  • Final security bill for Obama’s Moneygall visit tops $16million

    07/21/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies ^ | July 21, 2011 | CATHAL DERVAN
    President Barack Obama’s one day visit to his ancestral homeland of Moneygall in Ireland cost the taxpayer $16.5million – much of it in overtime. Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has revealed the full breakdown of the $36million security costs for the recent visits by Obama and the Queen. Shatter has confirmed to the Irish parliament that travel and subsistence allowances worth close to $5million were paid to police on duty in May. Other unspecified ‘other costs’ for police work around the visits amounted to almost $6million, according to the final figures. The Queen’s four-day visit resulted in a security...
  • Most can't afford a vacation; Obama will jet to Martha's Vineyard

    07/19/2011 6:47:44 AM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    WTKK-FM | 7/19/11
    Per WTKK news -- 56% of families that usually take a summer vacation cannot afford to this year and will be taking "staycations" at home. Meanwhile, The White House has announced that the Obama family will again head to Martha's Vineyard with an entourage of over 200 people (including scurity, cooks, butlers, staff, etc.), requiring half a dozen Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft, to stay at a $50,000/week mansion that will cost over $1,000,000/week in your tax money all told. Obama -- he feels your pain.
  • Camp David awaits the Obamas

    06/10/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 06/10/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama is taking his family on a rare trip to Camp David on Friday. It should be a light vacation -- his kids are done with school, and the White House didn't announce any events on Obama's schedule for the day other than leaving for the weekend. The Obamas are scheduled to return Sunday, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney -- who, by the way, doesn't plan
  • President Obama, First Family plan to vacation in Williamsburg this weekend

    04/07/2011 6:58:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 40 replies ^ | 04/01/2011 | Austin Bogue
    The leader of the free world may be coming to Williamsburg for some rest and relaxation if Congress is able to come to agreement on the budget. President Obama and the First Family are planning to visit the area this weekend in what the White House described Wednesday as a "long-planned family trip to Colonial Williamsburg."
  • FAA sets up no-fly zone for Obama's planned trip to Williamsburg

    04/07/2011 6:19:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 36 replies ^ | April 7 2011 | Austin Bogues
    The leader of the free world may be coming to Williamsburg for some rest and relaxation if Congress is able to come to agreement on the budget. President Obama and the First Family are planning to visit the area this weekend in what the White House described Wednesday as a "long-planned family trip to Colonial Williamsburg." But the trip might get grounded if a government shutdown can't be averted by Republicans and Democrats in Congress. On Thursday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration established a no-fly zone over Williamsburg that will be in place from Friday through Monday. Jessica Wharton, spokeswoman...
  • Obama's Hips Don't Lie - It's His Mouth

    03/22/2011 8:21:33 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/21/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Obama went to Latin America searching for jobs...and I'm Shakira. (Music by Shakira 'Hips Don't Lie')
  • Amid crises, Obama still plans to fly (As the World Burns)

    03/15/2011 8:47:34 AM PDT · by milwguy · 22 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 3/15/2011 | abby phillip
    The crisis in Japan, the unresolved budget wars at home and continuing unrest in the Middle East have raised questions about whether President Obama will continue with business as usual on his trip to Latin America next week. At a briefing with reporters on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said no plans have changed, global crises notwithstanding. “Obviously, the trip is on, and the president will be going to Latin America, and he's looking forward to having discussions with leaders in the region about our bilateral relationship,” Carney said. Carney insisted that Obama is “capable” of maintaining contact...
  • The Obamas Continue Their Profligate Ways with Non-stop Partying and Vacations

    02/21/2011 8:50:10 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/20/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Vacation, what's a vacation?
  • Obama Extends His Vacation Two Days Looking for the Real Job Killer

    12/30/2010 7:26:11 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 19 replies · 500+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/30/10 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Looking for the job killer on the golf course? hmmm
  • Barack Obama's Hawaii holiday 'costs at least ÂŁ1 million' (US $1.5 M )

    12/30/2010 7:13:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies · 485+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Dec 30, 2010 | Nick Allen
    Barack Obama's family holiday in Hawaii is reportedly costing at least $1.5 million (ÂŁ1 million) as mainland America is battered by storms.
  • Obama may delay start of his Christmas vacation

    12/13/2010 1:21:46 PM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies · 1+ views
    whtc ^ | Monday December 13, 2010 8 minutes ago | Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is likely to delay the start of his Christmas vacation to help several of his key legislative goals pass Congress before the end of the year, the White House said on Monday. Obama is tentatively scheduled to depart on Saturday for Hawaii, where the family traditionally spends its year-end vacation. But lawmakers are still debating the extension of Bush-era tax cuts and a new nuclear weapons deal, both of which Obama is eager to see approved. "The president will be here for as long as Congress is here," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs,...
  • Barack Obama's Indian delegation 'books 800 rooms in Mumbai'‎ -

    10/24/2010 11:56:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 56 replies ^ | 10/24/2010 | Philip Sherwell
    Barack Obama and his travelling delegation have book at least 800 rooms for the president's trip to Mumbai, according to reports, including the entire Taj Mahal hotel. "Obama's contingent is huge," a senior Indian security official told the newspaper. "There are two jumbo jets coming along with Air Force One, which will be flanked by security jets. The President's convoy has 45 cars." The Economic Times also reported that Mr Obama's delegation is so large that another 300 rooms have reportedly been booked in other luxury Mumbai hotels. The scale and cost of the visit is certain to provoke criticism...
  • Does he (Obama) get it? [NO]

    08/05/2010 8:06:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 15 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 8/5/10 | Estrich
    The conventional wisdom these days is that the best shot for Democrats heading into the November elections in marginal districts is for the president to raise money and lower his profile. Just send checks. Events after 7 p.m. Closed to the press. This is not an election Democrats want to "nationalize." Better to keep it local. Better to run as your own man or woman, not as the president's best friend. Republicans, by contrast, will spend as much time as they can running against the president. If his popularity is down to his base (low 40s), that means voters in...
  • Michelle Obama Makes an Extravagant Trip to a Spanish Resort

    07/27/2010 11:02:37 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 7/27/10 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    One term president. The music is from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
  • Obamas Vacation in Maine Instead of the Gulf

    07/11/2010 12:44:38 PM PDT · by vrwc54 · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/11/10 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    They would never go to a red state.
  • The President Who 'Will Not Rest' Will Vacation in Maine Next Weekend

    07/10/2010 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 36 replies · 2+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/10/10 | HAP
    Watching this stuff is no different than watching late night comedy, the President who told us he "will not rest" will vacation next weekend on Mount Desert Island in Maine according to the bangordailynews. (More)
  • President Obama checks out the waves in Kaneohe (Kawabonga Prez! Watch out for them terrorist)

    12/27/2009 8:46:20 AM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 1,157+ views
    KHON2 ^ | 12/27/2009 | staff
    President Obama made two trips to Marine Corps Base Hawaii today -- just like he did yesterday.After playing a round of golf on base this afternoon, the president stopped at nearby Pyramid Rock beach to check out the waves.
  • Another break for Obama Burton defends new vacation

    08/27/2009 12:01:35 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 64 replies · 1,720+ views ^ | August 27, 2009 | By POLITICO STAFF
    After a mid-August trip to America's national parks and a weeklong vacation on Martha's Vineyard, President Obama plans ... ... to take a little more time away from the office next week. Obama will head to Camp David on Wednesday, September 2, and stay through the weekend, White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters in a Thursday briefing. Joking that it may have been "wishful thinking" to suggest Obama's current trip out of Washington would coincide with a news-free week, Burton quipped that the president needs a "break from his vacation."
  • President Obama’s privacy top priority (pool reporters banned from updating family daily activity)

    08/25/2009 10:15:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies · 1,151+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | AUGUST 25, 2009 | Hillary Chabot and Julia Rappaport
    Adoring Vineyard vacationers largely seem to be fine with the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the first family’s privacy while out in public, though one expert said that runs afoul of Americans’ constitutional right to gawk at occupants of the White House. President Obama’s aides have asked the press to lay off his young daughters during their Vineyard vacay, though Obama routinely trotted out Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11, for the press during the campaign. The administration also has banned the pool of reporters covering the presidential visit from giving status updates on the Obamas’ activities, on pain of being...
  • CBS News Producer Shoots Video Showing Obama Hysteria on Martha's Vineyard - Video 8/24/09

    08/24/2009 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 988+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video shot by CBS News producer Rob Hendin on Martha's Vineyard where he showed how the island is decked out with Obama memorabilia and hysteria for President Obama and family to vacation there this week. They are even selling a "Cup of Joe Biden" for 95 cents. Do you think Obama would pay that much for him right now? . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Major Garrett Gives Sarcastic Report on Arrival of Obamas on Martha's Vineyard for Vacation - Video

    08/23/2009 7:25:26 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 57 replies · 3,061+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is sarcastic video of Major Garrett reporting on the arrival of President Obama and family on Martha's Vineyard for their vacation at the Blue Heron Farm. Garrett reports that the Farm is owned by a supporter of Republicans who reportedly gave money to John McCain's campaign last year. Fox News reports the Obama's are paying $35,000 rent to use it this week, while other reports say $25,000. At any rate, it's a lot of money for someone who said three days ago the United States has been facing "the worst financial crisis in history!" . . . . (Watch...
  • Obama and Family Set to Vacation at "The Vineyard" in $25,000 per Week Luxury - Video 8/22/09

    08/22/2009 8:02:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 585+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video on the excitement Martha's Vineyard has as President Obama and family head there this weekend to begin a week long vacation on "The Vineyard." A microbrewery is even preparing a special brew called "Ale to the Chief" in Obama's honor. Obama and family will reportedly vacation at the $25,000 per week Blue Heron Farm (see video above), and rumors abound as to what Obama will do during his time on The Vineyard. Rumors include that he will golf with Tiger Woods, attend a possible wedding of Chelsea Clinton, or even visit a seriously ill Ted Kennedy who...
  • President Obama rocking the Vineyard? (Can you say Tea Party?)

    06/24/2009 1:50:10 AM PDT · by xtinct · 17 replies · 1,582+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/24/09 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    White House officials - after initially denying reports that President Obama and family would vacation on Martha’s Vineyard this summer - now say they “have not confirmed any vacation plans at this time.” You know what that means: Book those ferry reservations - because it is so on! Word began circulating on the Rock months ago that the first family would spend two weeks at the end of August in the East Chop section of Oak Bluffs - an enclave where the black upper crust has vacationed for generations. The Secret Service reportedly has scoped out a number of homes...