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  • President Obama's Hawaiian vacation continues with luau on Oahu's North Shore

    12/30/2015 8:38:51 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 32 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | HNN Staff
    HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Obama continued his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Wednesday with what's become an annual tradition for the First Family -- a luau on the North Shore of Oahu. The luau is hosted by the president's high school classmate, Bobby Titcomb, every year when the First Family is in town. This year, the motorcade pulled up to his home near Haleiwa shortly after 1:20 p.m. Titcomb is a long-time friend of the president, graduating a year after Obama from Punahou School on Oahu. He is often seen golfing with the president during his vacations in Hawaii,...
  • State Faulted In Obamacare Signup (while it's author visits Hawaii)

    12/30/2015 5:56:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Civil Beat ^ | 12/30/15 | Chad Blair
    In a report released Wednesday, the state auditor faulted Hawaii's Department of Human Services in failing to implement the state's online system for the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare. DHS did "not properly plan for or implement" the $155 million health care exchange, which is called the Kauhale On-Line Eligibility Application system, or KOLEA. "Poor planning and lack of effective leadership at the division level exacerbated already tight time constraints for developing KOLEA and forced the KOLEA Project Team to develop the eligibility and enrollment process while designing KOLEA," the audit states.
  • Drone flies briefly near Obama’s motorcade

    12/29/2015 10:11:04 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 29 , 2015 | Deena Zaru,
    No charges were filed against a Hawaii man after his drone flew near President Barack Obama’s motorcade in Hawaii on Monday. The drone was spotted hovering “car high” very briefly near the motorcade as it was driving by. The motorcade did not stop or slow down as a result, and the man flying the drone was approached by Secret Service.
  • Remember When Obama Promised That He Would Not Take Vacations If Elected President?

    12/26/2015 8:52:56 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 50 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 16, 2012
    Obama: "You have to understand that if you seek that office you have to be prepared to give your life to it." "uh umm, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone. I am giving my self to you."
  • First Family dines in town, hike and beach time at Bellows part of day

    12/25/2015 1:14:49 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 24. 2015 | web staff
    The First Family ended the 5th day of their Hawaii vacation by dining with friends at MW Restaurant on Kapiolani Boulevard. The motorcade passed by the Honolulu City Lights display at Honolulu Hale. Earlier in the afternoon, President Obama, his daughters Sasha and Malia, and friends hiked the Judd Memorial Trail in Nuuanu Valley and then spent some time on the beach at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo. The president started the morning off by working out again at the gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe on the island of Oahu.
  • Lucky hikers meet President Obama on Koko Head trail

    12/22/2015 11:19:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 68 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 22. 2015 | web staff
    Some people on the Koko Head Crater Trail got an unexpected thrill Tuesday morning as they met President Obama while on a hike. Earlier in the morning, President Obama returned to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii gym for a second consecutive day for a hour’s workout.
  • More golf for President Obama on 3rd day of vacation

    12/22/2015 2:03:42 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    KHON2 ^ | December 21, 2015, | web staff
    According to the White House press pool, President Obama is playing a round of golf at the Mid-Pacific Country Club. The president’s motorcade arrived at the Kailua course around 12:30 p.m. Monday where he will be playing in a group that includes longtime friends Greg Orme, Darrell Harrington and Bobby Titcomb. Earlier in the morning, President Obama worked out for the first time this vacation at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s gym in Kaneohe. After Sunday’s family hike at the Makiki loop trail, the First Family had dinner with friends at Morimoto Waikiki.
  • President Obama golfs, First Lady hikes on day one of Hawaii vacation

    12/20/2015 12:37:25 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    KHON-TV Honolulu ^ | Dec 19 ,2015 | web staff
    After Air Force One arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam a little after 2 a.m. Saturday, President Obama and the First Lady got some rest at their Kailua vacation rental and later spent the day outdoors. Michelle Obama “looked about the same you would imagine when you see pictures of her. She was in her workout clothes. She was very, very toned and athletic, and much taller than I expected.”
  • Fury as Obama makes a pit-stop in San Bernardino en route to his 16-day Hawaii vacation

    12/19/2015 7:12:27 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 18, 2015
    Fury as Obama makes a pit-stop in San Bernardino en route to his 16-day Hawaii vacation - but fails to meet any of the wounded as he is accused of politicizing the attack Obama and Michelle met with families of 14 killed in the December 2 attack He immediately asked Mandy Pifer for hug when he met with her on Friday Pifer's boyfriend Shannon Johnson, 45, was killed in the terrorist attack The Obamas promised to provide whatever support they could to Pifer Michelle said she would rap at fundraising concert in Johnson's memory President said the meetings were reminder...
  • Obama To Visit Families Of The 14 Killed In Massacre As Some Criticize Trip

    12/18/2015 6:05:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | Dec 17, 2015
    Obama To Visit Families Of The 14 Killed In Massacre As Some Criticize Trip December 17, 2015 10:15 PM SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) -- President Barack Obama will visit San Bernardino Friday to meet with family and loved ones of the 14 people killed in the San Bernardino massacre. On the eve of his visit, some were critical of the president for not visiting sooner. Some are also asking why he doesn't plan to meet with survivors. KCAL9's Tom Wait spoke to one of the president's strongest critics. "It's almost as like this is like an afterthought, that he's flying on...
  • While on Vacation, Obama Criticizes Congress for Taking Vacation

    08/24/2015 9:29:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 8:29 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    President Obama returned from a two-week vacation on Marthas Vineyard on Sunday, but not before criticizing members of Congress for taking their own recess. During President Obamas weekly address released on Saturday, the president chastised Congress: Unfortunately, Congress left town for five full weeksand they left behind a stack of unfinished business. For the first time ever, Congress failed to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. That left thousands of business owners and their employees at a serious disadvantage compared to their competitors overseas, Obama said.
  • President Obama and Bill Clinton play golf together at Martha's Vineyard

    08/15/2015 8:16:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 August 2015
    President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton played golf together on Saturday ahead of an evening birthday celebration for a mutual friend - the Washington power broker Vernon Jordan. Jordan, who is turning 80, and former US Trade Representative Ron Kirk rounded out the golf foursome at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. Obama has spent much of the past week on the golf course as he vacations with his family on the Massachusetts island.
  • Megyn Kelly Announces a 1.5 Week VacationBut Twitter Users Suspect Suspension

    08/13/2015 11:19:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 13, 2015 | Ben Graham
    Kelly File host Megan Kelly announced Wednesday night that she would be taking a week-and-a-half vacation. Kelly has been getting chewed on since her stint as a moderator in this cycles first Republican debate and its starting to get personal. [] After she announced her vacation, many took to Twitter to share their theories that her vacation may, in fact, be a suspension
  • Megyn Kelly Announces Immediate Vacation for 1.5 Weeks Twitter Goes Wild

    08/13/2015 6:49:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 572 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12,2014 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News host Megyn Kelly announced tonight at the end of her show that she will be going on a much needed vacation for the next week-and-a-half.
  • 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.
  • Greek banks down to 500m in cash reserves as economy crashes

    07/02/2015 7:18:44 PM PDT · by familyop · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jul 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The party's hardline chief and defence minister, Panos Kammenos, dismissed them contemptuously. "We are at war and there will be no backing down. Whoever does not have the stomach for war, be gone," he said... Mr Varoufakis vowed to resign if the Greek people voted yes. "I prefer to cut off my own arm rather than sign an agreement without debt restructuring," he told Bloomberg TV. He said there is not a "smidgeon of an iota of possibility" that the terms on offer can lift the Greek economy out of a deflationary tailspin, insisting that the talks broke down because...
  • Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama to meet Prince Harry during whistle-stop tour through London..

    06/12/2015 5:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    The First Lady and the prince last met in 2013 for tea and cake in the US Now Harry will host Michelle, her daughters and her mother in London It will be during their tour to promote Mrs Obama's Let Girls Learn programMichelle Obama will meet Prince Harry next week, the White House has announced. The pair last met two years ago for tea and cake in Washington, D.C. And now the prince will entertain the First Lady, her daughters Malia and Sasha, and her mother Marian Robinson in London.
  • Colorado sees 1st camp resort for pot users

    06/09/2015 2:45:15 PM PDT · by familyop · 25 replies
    Associated Press by way of Fox 5 New York ^ | June 9, 2015 | Associated Press
    The 170-acre CannaCamp opening July 1 in Durango in southwest Colorado calls itself the nation's first cannabis-friendly ranch resort...In addition to horseshoes and hiking, guests are offered yoga sessions and workshops on marijuana cultivation..."We're bringing an element of luxury to that adventurous, exploratory vibe of childhood summer camp -in a beautiful setting where visitors can enjoy marijuana in a safe, comfortable, social environment," Joel Schneider, head of the management group opening CannaCamp, said in a statement.
  • Just In Case Y'all Want To Know Where FLOTUS Is Jetsetting Next On Your Dime...

    06/05/2015 10:28:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | June 04, 2015 | Daisy
    Listen up, y'all. It's been what - like three weeks? - since Michelle Obama has taken a trip on the taxpayer dime. So it's TIME. And this time, she's going to to the U.K. and Italy . Because I've heard those two places are KILLER in the summertime. Especially when other people are paying for them. First up, she's going to London, then Milan, then Vincenza, and she's going to fit in some First Lady stuff in between seeing the sights, of course, including "planning events to support healthier families and communities as part of her 'Let's Move' agenda."...
  • State Workers Use 4x as Many Sick Days as Private Sector

    06/02/2015 10:15:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/30/2015 | Tom Gantert
    State of Michigan employees took an average of 10.7 days of sick leave during the 2014 fiscal year, according to an annual report. Those 10.7 sick days are in addition to 18 days of vacation time the average state employee used. ForTheRecord says: According to the most recent available U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, private sector workers took on average 2 to 5 sick days a year in 2009. Leisure and hospitality and construction workers took 2 sick days a year on average while education and health services workers took up to 5 sick days a year on average.
  • See The Constitution While You Still Can

    04/22/2015 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 31 replies
    self ^ | April 22, 2015 | self
    Please, if you are able, visit Washington, D.C., and see the Constitution and the Bill of Rights before Obamugabe has them shredded. When you visit the National Archives you will find them housed in the same room as the Declaration of Independence. Although I am a Boomer who has lived in Maryland all of her life, I just saw these precious documents for the first time yesterday. Embarrassed that it has taken me so long. We just spent a week at a DC-area private campground, a fairly affordable alternative to staying in a hotel. I highly recommend this place, Cherry...
  • Employees lose vacation time amid minimum wage increase (Seattle)

    04/05/2015 8:13:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KREM ^ | 4/02/15 | Michael Konopasek
    SEATTLE -- Reaction continues to pour in over Seattle's new minimum wage law. Some business owners in Seattle say the increase to $11 an hour will force them to make drastic changes. Many in the local restaurant industry say the next few weeks and months will give them a better idea of the real impact under the new law. Some bosses have already been forced to make tough decisions to protect the bottom line. At Icon Grill in downtown Seattle, all employees will now only get one week of paid time off. Some employees who've worked at the restaurant for...
  • Party in the Sky: Beer Flows on Air Force One For Fla Golf Trip

    03/30/2015 10:34:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 28, 2015 | Rip Curl
    President Obama tapped taxpayers for a weekend golf trip to Florida -- and merriment flowed aboard Air Force One. The president split a cold and windy D.C. (temps were in the 30s) and jumped aboard the presidential plane with a throng of friends and support aides. Just minutes later, beers were being tapped. A reporter wrote in a press pool report: "You can tell this is a non work trip ... someone forward of the press cabin ordered 3 beers at 9:26 a.m." Saturday's round will be Obama 222nd round of golf as president --and the family has taken some...
  • Obama heading for Florida golf vacation

    03/27/2015 6:38:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama is fleeing the chilly, damp nations capital this weekend for the warmer climes of South Florida. Obama will travel to Palm City, Fla., on Saturday and return to Washington on Sunday. The White House has not revealed details of his trip, but local news reports say the president is expected to stay at the Floridian National Golf Club where he will hit the links. The president played a round of golf with Tiger Woods at the course in February 2013. The clubs owner is Jim Crane, a Democratic donor and owner of Major League Baseballs Houston Astros.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to Japan and Cambodia March 18-22

    03/18/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | March 17, 2015 | Office of the First Lady
    On the heels of the President and First Ladys launch of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative, Mrs. Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia from March 18-22, 2015. She will visit Tokyo on March 18-20, Kyoto on March 20, and Siem Reap on March 20-22. She will be joined by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. While in Tokyo, the First Lady will meet with Mrs. Akie Abe, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, and deliver remarks on the importance both countries place on international girls education. The First Lady will also announce plans to deepen...
  • Obama Familys 2014 Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in Transportation Expenses

    03/10/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Marthas Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation $2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obamas July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising Trip Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone; (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the Obama familys 2014 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone. Christmas in Hawaii is an annual tradition for the family and their most recent visit, from December 19, 2014, to January 4, 2015, marked...
  • *VACATION TIME!!!* Michelle And Her Daughters Are Headed To Japan!

    03/03/2015 6:30:56 PM PST · by lbryce · 49 replies
    America's Freedom Fighters ^ | March 3, 2015 | Dean James
    I can only imagine what this is going to cost us HEY! Great news! Its VACATION TIME!!! Actually, most of us cant take a vacation because we all need to WORK! But this is not the case for our ROYAL FAMILY! Yes, Michelle Obama is planning a nice little vacation for her and the 2 girls they claim are their daughters Will it be a spot on the beach for $65 a night? I mean, camping at the beach, having an awesome campfire, barbecuing up some burgers and dogs, slamming down a few brews- it doesnt get much better than...
  • Michelle Obama, daughters, to Spring Break in Japan, Cambodia

    03/03/2015 5:24:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Michelle Obama is taking her daughters on a Spring Break trip to Japan and Cambodia this month, the latest global vacation to share the world's culture with Sasha and Malia while giving the first lady a stage to promote education for girls. [Snip] Costs of the first family's trip have been controversial and this one is likely to be very expensive. The first lady's group, for example, spent $222,000 for just two days of hotel expenses during part of their China trip last year. Judicial Watch, the taxpayer watchdog group, estimated that the Obama vacation tab as of mid-2014 was...
  • Michelle's Secret Ski Trip Revealed by a Smashup

    02/17/2015 6:24:03 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Forget the roses and chocolate for Valentines Day. Giving new meaning to the concept of romance, just four weeks after returning from 17 days in Oahu the president headed to California for a weekend of golf and his wife and two daughters, for the fourth year in a row, headed to Aspen for a ski weekend. Recently, shortly after Americans witnessed a Jordanian pilot burned alive by ISIS, Obama flew to Rancho Mirage, but all was quiet on the Michelle ski-trip front. Judging from the lack of press, one would think that for the first time while hubby duffs around...
  • Breaking: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Bracing for Imminent Complex Attack

    02/15/2015 8:01:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 15, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The State Department issued a little noticed statement on Saturday warning of an imminent complex attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, telling Americans to avoid the area around the embassy. As of February 2015, militants are preparing an imminent complex attack against the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul City, Afghanistan, from a location near Massoud Circle. The U.S. Embassy is taking this threat seriously and advises American citizens to avoid the area. Massoud Circle was the location of a deadly suicide bomb attack last September claimed by the Taliban. ... As the Kabul Embassy staff prepares for an...
  • More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision

    02/06/2015 12:43:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 06, 2015 | ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision Preliminary data shows that up to 507,000 women and girls in the United States were at risk of female genital excision in 2013. By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS A new study finds that nearly 507,000 women and girls in the U.S. could be at risk of female genital excision There is anecdotal evidence of U.S. girls being sent to their parents' home countries for 'vacation cutting' Nearly 507,000 women and girls in the United States could be at risk of female genital excision, including 57,000 in California, a new...
  • Obamas Hawaii vacation is over, now its time for taxpayers to pay massive tab

    01/12/2015 7:59:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | January 9th, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Years holidays in Kailua. Now its time for taxpayers to pick up the tab. While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot a multimillion dollar tab for everything from a stand-by ambulance to the fuel for Air Force One.
  • NYPD Barred from Vacation Until Arrests Increase

    01/11/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 126 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-11-2015 | Dan Riehl
    Across New York City, policemen are being put on notice by higher ups, get back to business as usual, or no vacations, or sick days, according to reports. And borough commanders want to see the proof. Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders activity sheets indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift Said one union source, according to the New York Post, Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses.
  • Obamas Hawaii vacation is over, now its time for taxpayers to pay massive tab

    01/09/2015 10:55:35 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    HONOLULU – President Barack Obama and his family just spent their Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Kailua. Now it’s time for taxpayers to pick up the tab. While the Obamas and friends who accompany them pay for their own private vacation home rentals on or near Kailua Beach, taxpayers foot a multimillion dollar tab for everything from a stand-by ambulance to the fuel for Air Force One.Local taxpayers pick up the bill for Honolulu Police Department escorts who guard Obama, first lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha around the clock. Figures just released by HPD spokeswoman Michelle Yu...
  • I Wasn't Treating My Husband Fairly, And It Wasn't Fair

    01/08/2015 10:13:52 AM PST · by wastedyears · 199 replies
    SunnySkyz ^ | 12-28-2014 | SunnySkyz
    My "Aha Moment" happened because of a package of hamburger meat. I asked my husband to stop by the store to pick up a few things for dinner, and when he got home, he plopped the bag on the counter. I started pulling things out of the bag, and realized he'd gotten the 70/30 hamburger meat - which means it's 70% lean and 30% fat. Read more at http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/610/I-Wasn-t-Treating-My-Husband-Fairly-And-It-Wasn-t-Fair#EY4FIxGCmr92Qrb1.99
  • President Obama fits in a visit with Eddie Vedder while in Hawaii

    01/04/2015 9:25:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | January 4, 2015 | Thor Benson
    HONOLULU, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama and his daughters visited Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and family on the final day of their Hawaiian vacation on Saturday. The president and his family were renting a vacation home near Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was born, and they decided to visit Eddie Vedder while in Kailua. Vedder played the Hawaiian ukelele at a 2012 re-election fundraiser for Obama in Tampa, Fla.
  • Obamas drop $1K for meal at Hawaii restaurant that charges $500K for membership

    01/03/2015 3:43:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent a leisurely couple hours at Vintage Cave Honolulu, dropping an estimated $1,000 on a meal with wine at an upscale restaurant that actually charges $500,000 for those who want to buy a membership. Mr. Obama passed on the membership at the Vintage Cave Honolulu, but he did order the price-fix menu at $295 per plate, Mediate reported. And, according to Honolulu Magazine, the total bill for two, with wine, will approach $1,000. The restaurant bills itself on its website this way:
  • Obamas golf game displaces Army wedding

    12/29/2014 9:15:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    President Obamas golf game on Sunday forced a pair of Army captains to move their nuptials to a different location, Bloomberg reports. Edward Mallue Jr. and Natalie Heimel had planned to tie the knot on the 16th tee at Kaneohe Klipper golf course when management informed them that they would have to wait a day so the president could hit the links. Kaneohe Klipper is an 18-hole championship course on the military base that offers views of the Koolau Mountains and Pacific coastline. The episode is the second time the presidents golf game has caused a commotion since he began...
  • Obama's Golf Game Displaces Army Wedding

    12/29/2014 9:43:16 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    President Obamas golf game on Sunday forced a pair of Army captains to move their nuptials to a different location, Bloomberg reports. Edward Mallue Jr. and Natalie Heimel had planned to tie the knot on the 16th tee at Kaneohe Klipper golf course when management informed them that they would have to wait a day so the president could hit the links. Kaneohe Klipper is an 18-hole championship course on the military base that offers views of the Koolau Mountains and Pacific coastline. The episode is the second time the presidents golf game has caused a commotion since he began...
  • BLIZZARD WARNING in Hawaii As Obama Vacations

    12/24/2014 4:14:33 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Weather.com reported: Yes, there are blizzard warnings on Christmas Eve in Hawaii, where the two highest mountain peaks on the Big Island will see a White Christmas. Lower elevations will see thunderstorms and heavy rain and are under flash flood watches through this evening. There is also the risk of mudslides in steep terrain. Up to 7 inches of snow possible on Hawaii summits http://t.co/oJffrB28Ax
  • Obama, Still on Vacation, Asks Biden to Attend Slain Cops Funeral

    12/24/2014 6:48:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    While President Obama is vacationing in Hawaii, he has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to attend the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, one of the police officers murdered in New York City. The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday, the White House Deputy Press Secretary said in a statement.
  • Splash: Obama 'eagerly looking forward to' 17-day Hawaii vacation

    12/15/2014 12:02:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The first family is returning to Hawaii for their seventh straight Christmas vacation, a 17-day break President Obama is eagerly looking forward to. The White House has announced that the president and his family with depart Washington on Friday and is expected to return Jan. 4. On Friday, the first family will depart the White House en route to Honolulu, Hawaii a flight that I know the president himself is eagerly looking forward to, said spokesman Josh Earnest.
  • Obamas 2014 Christmas Card to the CIA

    12/10/2014 10:27:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/10/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, Merry Christmas, America, from the all-year-round, no-goodwill, most anti-American president in all of history This time last year, the Obamas were figuratively thumbing their noses at out-of-work, winter-bound masses via multiple stories about their upcoming sixth-in-a-row, lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii. This year, only one story about the annual Christmas trek to Kailua can be found in the mainstream media or on the entire internet. So far, not a peep about presidential Christmas holidays 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov. President Barack Obama plans to return to Hawaii again this year for his annual Christmas vacation, and he and his family will...
  • The Ghost Hotels of the Catskills

    08/25/2014 9:42:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 25, 2014 | Brandon Presser
    Phones on desks, linens on beds, catalog cards spilling out of the filing cabinetsall covered with a fine patina of dust. Neglected for years, and abandoned in seconds, its like a modern-day Pompeii in which the earth suddenly reclaimed its souls as they went about their daily business. But this isnt fodder for the next Dean Koontz thriller; its real, and its 100 miles north of New York City. Sullivan County once boasted 538 hotels and over 50,000 bungalows, but today practically nothing remains of this illustrious, vacationing era, save crumbling towers and abandoned estates. Walking through the haunting wreckagethirsty...
  • Obama Argues He Needs A Vacation Without the Press Following Him

    09/07/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/7/14 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs "Meet The Press," host Chuck Todd took President Barack Obama to task for the optics of going golfing moments after his statement on ISIS beheading journalist James Foley. Obama complained during his vacations he would "love" not to be followed by the press. You know, it is always a challenge when youre supposed to be on vacation, because youre followed everywhere, part of what I would love is a vacation from the press," Obama said. The president did take some responsibility saying, But theres no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard...
  • President Obama Checks Stonehenge Off His Bucket List

    09/06/2014 10:56:27 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Sep 5, 2014 2:59pm | Ann Compton
    President Obama Checks Stonehenge Off His Bucket List By Ann Compton Sep 5, 2014 After a grueling week of foreign policy crises that must have often seemed like trying to push boulders up a mountain, President Obama took a surprise detour on the way home. Marine One flew him halfway across England so he could walk amid the mysterious and awe-inspiring boulders of Stonehenge. Spectacular he kept saying. The president walked alone amid the towering slabs at sunset, humbled. How cool is this? he asked.
  • Governor Palin: No Drama Obamas Summer Casual Agenda for America

    08/29/2014 9:15:39 PM PDT · by Bratch · 11 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 29 2014 | Sarah Palin via Steve Flesher
    ViaFacebook: No Drama Obamas Summer Casual Agenda for America (or What He Didnt Do On My Summer Vacation)There is absolutely nothing important going on in the world right now.There are no security threats, no worldwide turmoil affecting Americas interests, no civil war in Syria, South Sudan, or Libya. No war on our ally, Israel. No Ebola epidemic devastating West Africa and spreading. No race riots tearing apart a whole community in Missouri. No Russian aggression in Ukraine. No deranged North Korean dictator testing more missiles. No Chinese jets getting up close and personal with our American military. No brave American...
  • Playin' Two Rounds (Song Parody)

    08/26/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 6 replies
    LonePalm | 26 August 2014 | LonePalm
    Playin two RoundsWords and Music to Draggin' The Line by Tommy James and Bob King Parody and Copyright by LonePalm Makin' vacation the old, hard way. Puttin' and drivin' hard day by day. I dig blow and grass and the well kept grounds. Playin' two rounds [Playin two rounds]. Michael Brown is pushin up Daisies. Raisin more funds from my far left crazies. They dig blow and grass and the well kept grounds. Playin two rounds [Playin two rounds]. Playin two rounds [Playin two rounds]. I feel grand. Got lots of cash in hand. Speeches are all pre-planned. What cant...
  • Feeling rested? Smiling president returns to the White House after relaxing in Martha's Vineyard

    08/25/2014 5:03:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2014
    Complete Headline: Feeling rested? Smiling president returns to the White House after relaxing in Martha's Vineyard amid ISIS and Ferguson crises President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast has come to an end. The president returned to the White House late Sunday after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha's Vineyard. What a break it turned out to be. His attempt at rest and relaxation was largely overtaken by events involving Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, including the videotaped execution of an American journalist they had been holding hostage, and the unrest...
  • Obama's vacation ends (None too soon)

    08/24/2014 7:59:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    President Obama boarded a plane back to Washington late Sunday after a two-week trip to Martha's Vineyard plagued by criticism from Republicans and some Democrats. Republicans continuously criticized Obama during the trip for vacationing while events unfolded in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo. The trip will likely be remembered most by critics for Obamas nine rounds of golf. However, he also held conversations with nine foreign leaders and delivered four statements to the press, according to The Associated Press, which kept a tally of everything that went on during the 14-day break. Obama spoke at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser...