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President and leader of Democrat party: "I can't stand that woman being around! Can't you send her on vacation?"


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Initial post: Feb 20, 2012 9:20:17 PM PST
I miss W says:
>>Michelle's ski trip marks 16 Obama vacations

First lady Michelle Obama's weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President's Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office.

Their stay at the home of a major Chicago fundraiser for President Obama makes the fifth time the first lady and her daughters have taken a break from Washington on their own. Only once has Obama had a long weekend out of town and alone, celebrating his 49th birthday in Chicago in August 2010.

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According to presidential watcher Mark Knoller of CBS, George W. Bush, at this time of his presidency, had made 30 visits to his Texas ranch spanning all or part of 220 days. The Obama's vacation day count is less than half of that.

But his have become more controversial because of the costs associated with moving the first family to a public vacation spot, unlike the Bushes to their remote ranch in Crawford, Texas. For example, the Hawaii Reporter said the first family's 2011 Christmas vacation in Hawaii would exceed $1.5 million.

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The Obama Vacation List

-- President's Day 2012, Michelle and the first daughters in Aspen, Colorado to ski.
-- Christmas 2011, the first family in Hawaii for an extended vacation.
-- Summer 2011, in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
-- June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters traveled to South Africa and Botswana.
-- President's Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.
-- Christmas 2010, in Hawaii.
-- August 2010, the first family traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., for some sun and fun at the beach.
-- August 2010, Obama spent the weekend alone in Chicago for his 49th birthday bash.
-- August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha traveled to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.
-- August 2010, summer vacation again at Martha's Vineyard.
-- July 2010, the first family went to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
-- May 2010, the first family had a four-day trip to Chicago.
-- March 2010, first lady and daughter spend Spring Break in New York City.
-- Christmas 2009, Hawaii again for the annual break.
-- August 2009, at Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon for a short vacation.
-- August 2009, their first summer vacation as first family at Martha's Vineyard, Mass.<<

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/02/michelles-ski-trip-marks-16-obama-vacations/294051

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 9:33:47 PM PST
Ryan S. Hupp says:
So those quotation marks in the title- decorative, I guess?

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 9:38:13 PM PST
Vacationgate? Please, no.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 9:46:20 PM PST
Ryan Hupp wrote: "So those quotation marks in the title- decorative, I guess?"

Poetic license allows one to take liberties with parodies. Yep. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 9:46:26 PM PST
I miss W says:
No, it's an homage to the koko the talking gorilla school of topic postings! Who can forget his immortal >>Icon of anti-immigrant movement: "I did not threaten my undocumented gay lover with deportation."?<<

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 9:53:36 PM PST
Ryan S. Hupp says:
par·a·phrase/ˈparəˌfrâz/

Verb:
Express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, esp. to achieve greater clarity.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 9:56:57 PM PST
I miss W says:
So those quotation marks in koko's title...decorative, I guess?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 9:59:59 PM PST
Ryan S. Hupp says:
oh for eff's sake you cannot possibly be this obtuse

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 10:03:37 PM PST
Sheila (NJ) says:
I am apparently that obtuse, please explain what you mean. Quotation marks are only supposed to be around exact quotes. Koto's thread title wasn't a quote, it wasn't even a paraphrase since the guy's ex-boyfriend wasn't undocumented - why is this any different?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 10:13:16 PM PST
Rover says:
I read the leftwingers attacked this guy for being gay. What's up with that? Aren't rightwingers allowed to be gay? Aren't they allowed privacy?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 10:18:50 PM PST
Nat says:
Michelle's trips are not tax payer funded. Only the president's CONGRESS APPROVED vacation time and funds in which to pay for the security lodging air force 1 and any elected expenditures are paid for PERSONALLY by every president that has been in office before Obama. It stands to note by this mark in time compared to Bush Bush actually had 3x the vacation time and tax funded expenditures that were also approved by congress. Congress holds the purse strings. Not president's. If you are still angry that the first Lady is involved intricately in the world abroad (which everyone should do get out of America once or twice in your life before making foreign affair opinions) This type of uninformed and vicious condemnation is exactly what has divided the country. We the people have chosen to be no longer United. Not Obama. Not Bush. Not anyone other than the people of this country is to blame for the allowance of our government to get out of control act without public approval electing corrupt and significantly inadequate politicians to our highest official positions. We are to blame. Deal with that.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 10:21:11 PM PST
Rover wrote: "Aren't rightwingers allowed to be gay?"

You know the Left is jealous.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 10:56:37 PM PST
freezone says:
"First lady Michelle Obama's weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a President's Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office."

So much envy! It's sad!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 10:59:03 PM PST
freezone says:
I bet you spent more time on gathering their vacation dates than the Obama's spent on their vacations. You really do need to get a life.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:02:32 PM PST
freezone says:
"Aren't rightwingers allowed to be gay? "

Sure they are, but they tend to stay in the closet until someone or some event drags them out.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:42:13 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:43:33 PM PST
Lisa E. says:
--"I read the leftwingers attacked this guy for being gay. What's up with that? Aren't rightwingers allowed to be gay? Aren't they allowed privacy?--"

He tried to DEPORT his ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT GAY LOVER. What part of that story don't you understand?

http://univisionnews.tumblr.com/post/17839796536/romneys-ariz-co-chair-resigns-amid-allegations-he

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:56:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 12:04:16 AM PST
Lisa E. says:
So? Where does it say that these were paid for by taxpayers?

"So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.

Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off -- 28 days.

To be fair, a presidential vacation away from the White House is not the same as a vacation for the average person. The president is still in contact with his advisers and on call for an emergency."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/17/eveningnews/main20093801.shtml

**So Bush at this time in office had taken THREE TIMES times as many vacation days as Obama.

"Now watch this drive" -- GWB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3p9y_OEAdc

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 12:05:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 1:00:32 AM PST
Lisa E. says:
How about a thread title for Laura and GWB: We can't control our party girl daughters so we won't take them ANYWHERE"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 12:09:15 AM PST
Nat says:
Amazon deleted it. So I'll leave out that one appropriate but censored word.
Lisa K. Ericsson says: --"So those quotation marks in koko's title...decorative, I guess?"--

The story is true,
http://univisionnews.tumblr.com/post/17839796536/romneys-ariz-co-chair-resigns-amid-allegations-he

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 12:15:09 AM PST
Lisa E. says:
--"Amazon deleted it. So I'll leave out that one appropriate but censored word."--

LOL. Thanks, Natalie. I thought if I spelled the "I" word wrong -- it would get past the Amazon moderators.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 12:17:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 12:17:22 AM PST
Nat says:
You're welcome. It's only fair. I'm disgusted with this deluded ignorance as I'm sure you are.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 12:20:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 12:23:26 AM PST
Lisa E. says:
Natalie,

Just when you think it can't get any worse -- Miss W comes in here with skewed numbers [Bush had taken far more vacation days than Obama at this time in office] and with the implication that Barack wants to get rid of Michelle as opposed to them having young daughters and wanting them to have vacation time.

As election time comes closer and the field is narrowed to two people who are anathema to moderates and independents -- the hate against Obama escalates as his election is almost now reassured.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2012 4:34:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2012 4:39:39 AM PST
Nat says:
Making things up as per usual Rover. Surely everyone can agree the huffington post is a liberal outfit. The report says nothing about condemning him for being gay. And it also has 22 pages of comments which I read to seek out if you were lying about it, since you usually (always actually if I remember correctly in some shape or form) about the opposition of your political ideologies. Sure enough, the only condemning in all those pages was the disgraceful hypocrisy of the republican party towards their own members on gay rights issues. Why is it 9 times out of 10 a republican is outed by scandal and never honesty? All others are honest about their sexuality and the sex scandals are of affairs with the opposite sex. The fact that he had to hide the truth well into his middle age from his own party and wind up making illegal threats in order to maintain that secrecy. It is a very sad state of affairs. You're party is so sick and twisted it defies all logic and reason. I cannot even comprehend it. It's shocking to the point of surreality. I am really relieved most of the country is not republican. Your party is circling the drain. Your days are numbered. People that thrive on hatred of others and have no shame about it is deplorable. If anyone wants to see the this the link is here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/20/paul-babeu-gay-arizona-congress_n_1289703.html?ref=elections-2012 I am quite certain Rover will not be checking because he is already aware of his hatred and deceit. He's deluded and I'd argue a psychopath judging all of his threads and comments on threads. If nothing else Rover is a pathological liar and a serial smear campaigner for no reason but the joy he gets from hurting others.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 4:50:43 AM PST
Nat says:
All the right wingers should be preparing themselves for another democratic takeover just like 2007. There truly is no hope for you. Better to start accepting it now. You managed to lie your way into a second chance in 2010 and proved you are not fit for government office. I have no doubt Obama will get another 4 years because nothing could be worse than one of you getting back in the oval office. You don't know how to act in a civilized society. This is not the 18th century people. Until you acknowledge the reality that this is the 20th century , rather if you ever do relatively speaking this country can be called the United States of America AGAIN. You always have the option to move to Texas and succeed.
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