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Obama hits popular snorkeling spot during vacation (Hanauma Bay)
SFGate.com ^ | 12/27/11 | Julie Pace - ap

Posted on 12/27/2011 7:18:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge

President Barack Obama and his family spent a warm and sunny afternoon at one of the most popular snorkeling spots on the island of Oahu, where they released four green sea turtles into the water.

The Obamas arrived at Hanauma Bay on Tuesday after a scenic, 40-minute drive from their multimillion-dollar rented vacation home on Kailua Beach. During their two hours at the bay, the Obamas released four green sea turtles raised in captivity into the clear blue water.

Hanauma Bay is a favorite destination for the Obamas during their annual Christmas trips to Hawaii. The first family always goes to the popular spot on Tuesdays, when it is closed to the public for maintenance.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: fubo; hanaumabay; obama; snorkeling; soggymarxist; vacation
It's a tough gig for news folk.. hope they got their sunscreen handy.
1 posted on 12/27/2011 7:18:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Snorkeling? What a pussy. Scuba diving is for real men.


2 posted on 12/27/2011 7:19:48 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I assume this effectively closed the bay for anyone else who had planned to spend their own vaction there the same day?


3 posted on 12/27/2011 7:21:24 PM PST by rod1
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To: NormsRevenge

I assume this effectively closed the bay for anyone else who had planned to spend their own vaction there the same day?


4 posted on 12/27/2011 7:21:37 PM PST by rod1
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To: NormsRevenge
During their two hours at the bay, the Obamas released four green sea turtles raised in captivity into the clear blue water.

*SWOOOOOON*

He really is the fourth best president ever!

5 posted on 12/27/2011 7:24:41 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: unixfox
“Snorkeling? What a pussy. Scuba diving is for real men.”

Snorkeling is to diving what taxiing is to flying.

6 posted on 12/27/2011 7:25:02 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: NormsRevenge

All the tourists who were denied use of the park & bay that day thank your privileged, lazy a**, Mr President.


7 posted on 12/27/2011 7:33:47 PM PST by skeeter
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To: CrazyIvan

“Snorkeling is to diving what taxiing is to flying.”
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Now that right there is funny...I don’t care who you are! :-D


8 posted on 12/27/2011 7:34:31 PM PST by Artcore
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To: rod1

Tuesday is normally a maintenance day there so it’s already closed.

but I bet locals are already ready for the Obamas to just leave the islands.. or just go to molokai and stay there..


9 posted on 12/27/2011 7:34:46 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Somebody needs to tell him about the awesome snorkeling out past the rocks.


10 posted on 12/27/2011 7:36:08 PM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: rod1

The park is closed to the public on Tuesdays.


11 posted on 12/27/2011 7:36:20 PM PST by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot....)
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To: NormsRevenge

that’s great...I went to work. Hey, somebody has to pay for these vacations.


12 posted on 12/27/2011 7:36:51 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: NormsRevenge

Does the Secret Service get anti-shark training?


13 posted on 12/27/2011 7:39:04 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Those turtles were complaining about what they could get for $40, and TOTUS was taking down the quotes for Barry’s next presser.


14 posted on 12/27/2011 7:39:17 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: unixfox

The president has to be able to hop on a plane and deal with emergencies on a moment’s notice. You can’t fly on a pressurized jet right after you have scuba’d. Come on people.


15 posted on 12/27/2011 7:43:25 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: NormsRevenge
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16 posted on 12/27/2011 7:48:41 PM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post but not responsibility for what you understand.)
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To: palmer

Sharks don’t like the taste of moslem.


17 posted on 12/27/2011 7:55:13 PM PST by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: RetSignman
No that is a pool. The bay is a small cove with a rip tide. It has high cliffs on both sides and sometimes a pervert on the beach.
19 posted on 12/27/2011 8:02:11 PM PST by Domangart
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To: NormsRevenge; rod1
Other than locals, few know Hamauma bay is closed on Tuesdays. So the POS and the hairy Wookie could enjoy it away from the sweaty masses. Good thing, the Wookie might have cause mass panic if it was wearing a thong.....

The chaos the Kenyan brings to the island on his precious expeditions is unbelievable. His presence is certainly not as "celebrated" as the MSM would have you believe.

20 posted on 12/27/2011 8:03:02 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: palmer
"....Somebody needs to tell him about the awesome snorkeling out past the rocks....."

Heh...where all the tiger sharks hang out..? I've snorkeled this bay and the area "beyond the rocks" is not for the faint of heart....

21 posted on 12/27/2011 8:03:06 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: skeeter
All the tourists who were denied use of the park & bay that day thank your privileged, lazy a**, Mr President.

Yet I wonder how many of them will march into the voting booth and push his lever again, like good little drones.

22 posted on 12/27/2011 8:04:39 PM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: Flag_This

“Does the Secret Service get anti-shark training?”

There is never a Great White around when we really need one...


23 posted on 12/27/2011 8:12:02 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama released a terrorist rather than send him to Gitmo

Ali Musa Daqduq who killed 5 American soldiers was released.

Whats a couple of turtle’s compared to that.


24 posted on 12/27/2011 8:12:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

I want to know if he rented the public use flippers and mask or if he brought his own?


25 posted on 12/27/2011 8:16:09 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: 43north
There is never a Great White around when we really need one...

Careful, getting close to racist there....

26 posted on 12/27/2011 8:16:09 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Victor

Even the baby white tips are enough to give cause for pause.

Great place to snorkel though. Used to be a caldera which had collapsed to the ocean and now a protected bay.

Only problem is the wastewater treatment plant just north of Sandy Beach dumping effluent into the ocean sometimes gets washed back in for some higher turbidity.


27 posted on 12/27/2011 8:23:41 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Marathoner

Park closed or not the Obama’s don’t care. They pulled that trick up in Yellowstone a couple of years ago, where the Park Rangers closed major attractions at the park so the Obamas could drive up unimpeded when they got around to it. Many tourists planned their Yellowstone vacations well in advance and many drove all the way to see the sights just to be told, “Sorry folks, Yellowstone is closed for the day.”


28 posted on 12/27/2011 8:26:01 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Snorkeling in a bath house?


29 posted on 12/27/2011 8:27:26 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Victor

I was just there last month. I enjoyed snorkeling Hanuama Bay more than most of my Scuba diving trips in the cold waters off of the Azores Islands, where I was stationed. I swam with a pair of sea turtles for about an hour and ended up “beyond the rocks”. The worst part was trying to get back when the surf was really pounding me into the rocks, and I knew if my head hit, I was done for. I just reconciled myself to getting chewed up on the rocks as I crawled over while the waves smashed me every few seconds. Fortunately I managed to do it with only a few scrapes and bruises. Swimming with the huge sea turtles there is quite an experience. Amazing creatures.


30 posted on 12/27/2011 8:28:29 PM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: LyinLibs
Sharks don’t like the taste of moslem.

Q: Why don't sharks bite muslims? A: Professional courtesy.
31 posted on 12/27/2011 8:41:33 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Conservative Vet

I snorkeled there back in 1996. It was a wonderful experience, but I too got slammed into the coral formations and left with bruises, scratches and wonderful memories. Did not get to see and sea turtles though. :-(


32 posted on 12/27/2011 8:41:45 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (We live in interesting times)
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought Obama said he would not rest until he solved the unemployment crisis ...


33 posted on 12/27/2011 8:55:59 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: RetSignman

There, fixed it.

34 posted on 12/27/2011 8:56:26 PM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: rod1

probably sucks to be one of the little people who expected to visit Hanauma Bay this day


35 posted on 12/27/2011 9:04:15 PM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: NormsRevenge
Q: What did the shark say after he bit off 0bama's leg?

A: Yum! Tastes like chicken!

36 posted on 12/27/2011 9:35:43 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: unixfox

I’ve been there. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.


38 posted on 12/27/2011 9:40:22 PM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They gotta go when the bay is closed so that the First Beard doesn’t risk sustaining any harpoon wounds.


39 posted on 12/27/2011 10:27:17 PM PST by twister881
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To: doorgunner69
According to the local news, the hairy Wookie did not accompany the POS but stayed home. No reason as to why was given.
40 posted on 12/27/2011 10:29:55 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: RetSignman

Cue the ‘Sea Hunt’ theme music from 1958.


41 posted on 12/27/2011 11:29:57 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: GrandmaPatriot

“According to the local news, the hairy Wookie did not accompany the POS but stayed home. No reason as to why was given.”

EPA stepped in. Didn’t want the place turned into a superfund site.


42 posted on 12/27/2011 11:56:01 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: unixfox

You wouldn’t say that if you’ve ever spent a day in Hanauma Bay.


43 posted on 12/28/2011 12:33:25 AM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

It’s a cool place, Hanauma Bay. Really cool.


44 posted on 12/28/2011 12:51:20 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: NormsRevenge
...they released four green sea turtles into the water.

Green sea turtles???

What does that mean? They were electric? Solar powered? What?

45 posted on 12/28/2011 12:55:02 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: NormsRevenge
Needs to work on that tan some more...


46 posted on 12/28/2011 2:45:28 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather
Looks like they closed the park.

In all my years I've never heard of a president closing a major tourist spot so he and his family could spend a day there.

47 posted on 12/28/2011 7:06:07 AM PST by skeeter
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To: twister881

lol.. can’t remember the last time a manatee was spotted there either..

Off Lahaina is the place to be for ‘whaling’ action, personally, I’d be on the Big Island Kona side... for action, that is.

I’m sure the Doc had lots of bandages on hand, that coral reef is pretty nasty stuff.. rip ya up good.


48 posted on 12/28/2011 10:40:13 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope he put this on beforehand, it's for good luck.

49 posted on 12/28/2011 10:45:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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