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  • 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 Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, but not before criticizing members of Congress for taking their own recess. During President Obama’s weekly address released on Saturday, the president chastised Congress: “Unfortunately, Congress left town for five full weeks—and 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 ‘Vacation’—But 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 cycle’s first Republican debate and it’s 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 nation’s 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 club’s owner is Jim Crane, a Democratic donor and owner of Major League Baseball’s 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 Lady’s 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 Family’s 2014 Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in Transportation Expenses

    03/10/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation $2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s 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 family’s 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! It’s VACATION TIME!!! Actually, most of us can’t 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 doesn’t 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...
  • Obama’s Hawaii vacation is over, now it’s 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 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.
  • 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.”
  • Obama’s Hawaii vacation is over, now it’s 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:
  • Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 Ko’olau Mountains and Pacific coastline. The episode is the second time the president’s 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 Obama’s 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 Ko’olau Mountains and Pacific coastline. The episode is the second time the president’s 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 Cop’s 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.
  • Obama’s 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 cabinets—all covered with a fine patina of dust. Neglected for years, and abandoned in seconds, it’s like a modern-day Pompeii in which the earth suddenly reclaimed its souls as they went about their daily business. But this isn’t fodder for the next Dean Koontz thriller; it’s 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 wreckage—thirsty...
  • 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 NBC´s "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 you’re supposed to be on vacation, because you’re followed everywhere, part of what I would love is a vacation from the press," Obama said. The president did take some responsibility saying, “But there’s 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 Obama’s 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
    Via Facebook: No Drama Obama’s Summer Casual Agenda for America (or What He Didn’t 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 America’s 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 can’t...
  • 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 Obama’s 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...
  • President Obama’s Vacation by The Numbers (29.5 Hours On The Golf Course As Race Riots Rage ...)

    08/18/2014 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 18, 2014 | Mary Bruce
    As President Obama gets ready to interrupt his vacation for two days of meetings at the White House, here’s a look at how he spent the past week on Martha’s Vineyard: During NINE days of vacation, the president played SIX rounds of golf on TWO courses with 11 different partners, spending roughly 29.5 hours on the links. He made TWO family outings to the beach, spending roughly SIX and a HALF hours soaking up the sun and surf. [Snip} He ... delivered TWO public statements on TWO different topics, Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. [Snip] He went for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama briefed on Ferguson as protests, police clash

    08/14/2014 6:48:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/14/14
    .... Obama was briefed Wednesday night on the intensifying situation in a St. Louis suburb where protesters continue to clash with police in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....
  • Vacationing Obama Style -- Hypocrisy's Finest Hour

    08/14/2014 4:27:24 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 18 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 8/13/14 | Mark Alexander
    MVI is known as one of the wealthiest and whitest places on earth for its lack of racial and economic diversity, which makes it the perfect getaway for Democrat charlatans. Now, if your only source for information on Obama is the White House press blog, you’d never know he’s on vacation, because there’s been no mention of “Martha’s Vineyard” – and for good reason. Exotic presidential vacations don’t go over well when all those “hard-working Americans” Obama so often exploits in his stump speeches are barely making ends meet because of his failed economic policies. Indeed, illegal immigrants are streaming...
  • 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?...
  • Trey Gowdy Wants to Defund Obama’s Vacations, And He’s 100% Right

    07/21/2014 7:38:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    t seems like just about every week Trey Gowdy is in the news as he fights the good fight against Obama and the liberals. He’s been relentless going after the administration on Benghazi and other scandals, and calling out Democrats like Nancy Pelosi on their “mind-numbing” stupidity. Gowdy has also announced support for a lawsuit against Obama for failing to do his basic executive duties. He’s now got another suggestion to rein in this reckless administration: Defund Obama’s vacations as a punishment for executive overreach. Awesome.
  • A "Tone-Deaf" Obama Mocked By The [NY Times] For Vacationing While The World Burns

    07/20/2014 11:22:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2014
    When it comes to mocking president Obama, there is no easier or more effective way than focusing on his vacation/golfing schedule. The conservative Washington Examiner did just that last week, before the latest Malaysian Airlines disaster, when it reported that "It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on a $12 million, 10-acre forested estate on the southwestern corner of the island. Reports from the Bay State indicate that President Obama and his family will vacation August 9-24 at the 8,100-square...
  • Obama Gives ‘Baptist’ Group $190 Million To Build Illegal Immigrant Resorts & Offices in Six Cities

    07/16/2014 12:37:14 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16 2014 | Jim Hoft
    As reported earlier today by Kristinn Taylor… The Obama administration has awarded a $50 million contract to a charitable group to buy a Texas resort hotel and transform it in to a 600 bed facility for juvenile illegal aliens. The beautiful Palm Aire resort and hotel has an indoor Olympic sized pool and an outdoor pool.  Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the simply decorated guest rooms. The Palm Aire Hotel and Suites is set to be sold to Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) operating under a federal contract, pending local government approval, according to reports from Weslaco,...
  • CURL: The hypocrisy of Obama’s 15-day Vineyard vacation

    07/13/2014 6:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    On April 1, the U.S. economy dropped a whopping 2.9 percent for the first three months of the year (no fooling). The American workforce participation rate fell to a 40-year low. One-third of people aged 18-29 have moved back in with their parents. Millions of Americans this summer will enjoy yet another “staycation”: They just can’t afford to go to the beach or the mountains, even for a week — again. Swipe cut to President Obama: He’s eating shave ice in Honolulu; playing golf (some 180 rounds so far); jetting off to Martha’s Vineyard for a 15-day vacation in a...