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Despite ´cliff,´ preparations on
for Obama Hawaii vacation

Washington Times [DC], by Susan Crabtree

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/30/2012 7:27:59 PM

The prospect of pitching over the federal "fiscal cliff" isn´t stopping the White House from moving forward with President Obama´s year-end Hawaii vacation plans.Even as Republicans and Democrats report minimal progress so far in talks to meet a deadline to avoid sharp tax hikes and spending cuts, the White House was moving forward with the first family´s and friends´ $4 million vacation to Mr. Obama´s native state. Residents living near the beachfront homes in Kailua where President Obama has vacationed every year since 2008 received alerts this week about the restrictions and expected travel disruptions

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/30/2012 7:43:02 PM     (No. 9042115)

Why would he waste time on real problems......

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/30/2012 7:59:50 PM     (No. 9042135)

Any of his liberal pals think it´s cool Barry went to play with Tinker Toys today, instead of working with congress?

Let´s see... Since the election, Obama has taken a week vaca to Asia, 2 trips for campaign stops to motivate his civilian army & met with Boehner for 25 minutes.

GOP needs to take oout a full page ad, describing a bill passed in the house to stop fiscal cliff, so Amerikans know they tried... then leave DC the same day Obama does.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Penney, 11/30/2012 8:02:05 PM     (No. 9042139)

0bama has his priorities, ...and lumps of coal for everyone else!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/30/2012 8:15:18 PM     (No. 9042153)

What if all of the Pubbies headed to Hawaii (on their own dime of course) at the same time as the president? What would he think if they held a little session of Congress there on Oahu for a couple of days?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 11/30/2012 8:40:09 PM     (No. 9042186)

Cue tsunami....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/30/2012 8:50:08 PM     (No. 9042206)

Pity the poor bride and groom on their honeymoon at the same time he is there or the couple that saved ten years for the big vacation in Hawaii.

How many people get to take their extended family and friends on vacay courtesy of taxpayers ?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/30/2012 9:09:06 PM     (No. 9042226)

I arrived in Honolulu today, but trust me, I´ll be clearing out before the bamboozler arrives.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 11/30/2012 10:07:49 PM     (No. 9042296)

It´s good to be the king.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: janylou, 11/30/2012 10:16:06 PM     (No. 9042305)

Wish he would stay there permanently! I´ll lay odds he has been back to HI more times since he has been The Won than before he was elected. Does he even still own his house in Chitown?


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/30/2012 10:52:51 PM     (No. 9042334)

Obama genuinely doesn´t care about any cliff. He desires this chaos and looks at it as an opportunity to further weaken America, while gaining more control and power over the people. Not all but many of the Obama voters will very soon be regretting how they voted.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: geekrunner, 11/30/2012 11:17:37 PM     (No. 9042344)

Has anyone else noticed that whenever there is some type of bill to be passed, or deal to be done, that winds up screwing us all, Zero conveniently has a vacation arranged and leaves right after the deal is done?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/1/2012 4:09:46 AM     (No. 9042480)

And thus Nero fiddled as Rome burned, makes sense to me!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rplat, 12/1/2012 6:57:15 AM     (No. 9042535)

The parasitic scum in this country will put up with anything from this guy as long as they get their free pittance from the government.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: beca, 12/1/2012 7:18:30 AM     (No. 9042550)

it is all so sad....they fraud is so disgusting and greedy....i really cant even listen to him anymore

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Reply 15 - Posted by: M2, 12/1/2012 7:27:33 AM     (No. 9042556)

I presume our Royal Family is, as usual, depending on other people to actually do the work while they while away their days in leisurely pursuits at our expense.

It is crystal clear that the Obama´s don´t really care about this "fiscal cliff", where hidden taxes will wipe a good percentage of everyone´s remaining money out of their bank accounts and into the union and government pension coffers.

Our Royal Family behave as though they expect to be here forever, and if our worst nightmares come true, they just might be.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LZK, 12/1/2012 7:29:55 AM     (No. 9042557)

Oh -- I´m so happy he´s leaving Washington DC. He can surf and tan (pardon the pun) and strut his "stuff" and WE here on the Mainland won´t have to deal with him or his thugs.....

May God forgive me for my hatred of this enemy of the United States of America......Turning the other cheek for this one calls for all my Christian faith...I know how BiBi must feel.....

LZK

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/1/2012 7:30:05 AM     (No. 9042558)

Has he or Mooch ever visited their ´home´ in Chicago? How conveeeenient.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/1/2012 7:41:53 AM     (No. 9042567)

You would think that this year of all years that Obama would decide to go home to Chicago or stay in the White House for Christmas since the country is in such dire straits. The fact that he would choose to put the burden for an expensive vacation on the back of the taxpayer says a lot about his character. Why lead by example when you can enjoy a luxurious vaycay on someone else´s dime? This kind of behavior will continue when we go over the fiscal cliff and hit rock bottom. After all, he and wifey are entitled to as much taxpayer money as they can get. This mindset is the same in the ghetto or in the White House. It´s reparations, baby!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: privateer, 12/1/2012 7:53:45 AM     (No. 9042576)

Ebenezer Scroom! ObamaDon´tCare.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/1/2012 7:56:19 AM     (No. 9042581)

Dear Leader, the historic first Arab president, has many accomplishments, including: prolonging the Great "Recession" (don´t you dare call it a depression because that´s what he prevented), single handedly capping Bin Laden, closing Guantanamo (er, nevermind), spreading Democracy in Egypt (Morsi is actually a great guy, woot, woot!), creating millions of Greenjobs (er, nevermind). YOUR WELCOME!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 12/1/2012 8:06:22 AM     (No. 9042594)

It is time for the GOP to walk away from the deal on the table and let the country go over the fiscal cliff. Obama and the Democrats won the election - let them figure it out. Let the taxes increase. Let the spending cuts go through. Do not vote for any more debt ceiling increases. Let the economy go into recession. Take the pain and the blame now. Screw this fraudulent evil doer who is a son of Lucifer.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/1/2012 8:15:22 AM     (No. 9042612)

The vacation circuit will be back in full force now that the election is over. Michelle and her brats probably have the next 5 planned already.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/1/2012 8:21:19 AM     (No. 9042622)

Now that the election is over, his vacay schedule is “more flexible.”

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/1/2012 8:24:26 AM     (No. 9042625)

I hate to keep pointing it out, but let´s get used to it. For those of us who voted on November 6th and marked the box for Romney, atta boys/girls. Those who could not get off their behinds and vote because of that individualism statement they had to make by sitting out, good job...real slick. Not every day the incumbent president gets 8 million fewer votes than before..and still winds.

We can expect a steady diet of Obie´s in-your-face politics for another four years and again during Obie´s third term.

Because Boehner can´t politic at Obie´s level, he´s already been defined by Obie on the cliff so that whatever the outcome, Boehner gets blamed. On the other hand Boehner did not get to where he is because he cant survive in politics. Always a chance he can rub Obie´s nose in it.

At the end of the day, big egos control the issue. If you were to ask Obie who it is he thinks he is working for, wanna guess what he´d say?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 4freedom, 12/1/2012 8:26:43 AM     (No. 9042630)

Is he and the family taking separate 747´s?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 12/1/2012 8:36:19 AM     (No. 9042640)

Think it’s easy? Think fundamentally transforming an entire country is a piece o’ cake? Think again! It’s strenuous work and he deserves some time off from the rigors of destroying our once exceptional nation. Drunk (or high) with power after his November 6 reelection, and with the aid of his ever-present, fawning, corrupt media toadies, he’s going to make all his dictatorial dreams come true. But, first things first. His vacation: Job One!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/1/2012 9:17:11 AM     (No. 9042720)

Let´s just go over the fiscal cliff and get it over with, instead of death by a thousand cuts. People will still keep voting a Republican majority into the House and no more free Obama phones (by the way, who pays the monthly bills on those phones). I hope I´m not doing that.

Everything will then start going to the SCOTUS and we still have a majority there (I think).

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Reply 28 - Posted by: steveracer, 12/1/2012 9:24:33 AM     (No. 9042735)

Lets follow the Little Tyrant´s example. He is walking away from ´cliff talks´, then cry baby Boehner should walk away too. Maybe both can go to Hawaii, I hear golfing there is wonderful.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 12/1/2012 9:43:06 AM     (No. 9042786)

And you expected something different from Obama after reelection? It will be more of the same on steroids.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 12/1/2012 9:44:08 AM     (No. 9042789)

$4,000,000 for a vacation? I wish I could scrape enough together to pay my student loans off, freakin´ loan sharks.
My hubby and I wanted to get away for a couple days for our anniversary (2 years!) later this month, but, no, Navy changed his work schedule. My husband works his rear off with little pay and the CIC takes a $4 million vacation in the middle of a crises.
Trust me, it there is a military coup , Obama will be on the receiving end.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/1/2012 10:22:38 AM     (No. 9042880)

I haven´t had a real vacation in so long I can´t remember when. I don´t begrudge the Won a vacation but come on!!!!! He takes vacation, after vacation, after vacation while we sit here and watch our taxes go up and up and up.

The price of eggs just went up .20 this week, and that´s just a start.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: larryp, 12/1/2012 10:26:56 AM     (No. 9042888)

save the money. Close the WH while he is gone. and empty out the EOB. Defund the power bill, since he is in Hawaii, that is where the office is.
The neighbors ought to throw their dinner plates at the Limos. SAy to SS "Fell down and go boom !"

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bluefindad, 12/1/2012 10:45:04 AM     (No. 9042937)

Obama has already conveyed his strategy. He will let us fall off the cliff so he can blame the obstructionists Republicans. Its all about image. What the Republicans need to do is to stay in Washington and work. When we drop off the cliff Republicans must run campaign-style ads showing Obama on vacation while they were working. Its a simple strategy…but potentially devastating.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/1/2012 10:53:29 AM     (No. 9042953)

"Going over the cliff? What me worry?" says President Kingfish. "I´ve got a shiny new Cadillac car to roll in, free lunch/golfing fees from coast to coast and the keys to my very own personalized Boeing 747-200B!"

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Reply 35 - Posted by: caddyjak, 12/1/2012 11:01:31 AM     (No. 9042973)

We still have time before Dec. 17th. Wake up Repubs and if you have any bxlls at all, enact the 12th Amendment.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Arby, 12/1/2012 11:10:53 AM     (No. 9042989)

You see . . . this does prove that Fauxbama can prioritize and make plans.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Analyn, 12/1/2012 11:11:06 AM     (No. 9042990)

#5 I feel just like you.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: federale, 12/1/2012 2:21:58 PM     (No. 9043218)

Future Headline: "Obama the 44th and Queen Michelle Vacation in Hawaii, Enjoy the Hawaiian Cuisine, the Beach, and the Adulation of the Masses".

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Reply 39 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/1/2012 2:35:06 PM     (No. 9043237)

Could we all take up a collection in order to keep him there forever? If not there, how about Libya? Or Egypt? He surely doesnt belong HERE!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Namma, 12/1/2012 2:40:20 PM     (No. 9043248)

Remember how GWB and Laura would stay put for Christmas so the people that worked in the SS etc., could stay home and enjoy Christmas with their families...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Oilie, 12/1/2012 3:32:44 PM     (No. 9043313)

What are the odds they take separate planes?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/1/2012 4:51:31 PM     (No. 9043417)

And the band played on...! And the deck chairs were rearranged, no icebergs in sight...?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/1/2012 9:15:37 PM     (No. 9043682)

The Obamas have absolutely no sense of decorum.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/1/2012 9:34:10 PM     (No. 9043695)

Black trash.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/1/2012 10:11:33 PM     (No. 9043724)

Noticed on a website called global incident map that HI had a couple of quakes today. Maybe the island doesn´t want them either.

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Benghazi attack slam ex-CIA
boss Morell’s testimony

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Fox News, by Adam Housley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/2/2014 9:19:40 PM     Post Reply
Sources on the ground in Benghazi during the 2012 terror attack are pushing back hard on former CIA acting director Mike Morell´s testimony on Capitol Hill, where he defended his role in shaping the administration´s narrative and claimed politics were not involved. As part of Morell´s testimony on Wednesday, the former acting and deputy CIA director acknowledged that he overruled the guidance of the top CIA officer in Libya at the time. That official told Morell the attack was not an "escalation of protests," but Morell said he had to weigh that against analysts who concluded the opposite. He ultimately went

North Carolina drivers to
be charged by the mile?

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WTVD-TV [Raleigh-Durham, NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/3/2014 6:40:07 AM     Post Reply
Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump.The proposal would be to charge a half cent per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who travelled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75. "Basically you pay per the mile. It´s treating transportation as a utility, much like your water and sewer," said Larry Goode, with the Institute of Transportation Research and
Source corrected by Staff

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

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Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

The GOP faithful should
give Jeb Bush a hearing

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Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 11:20:56 PM     Post Reply
The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination. A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable. But if Republicans want to avoid intra-party carnage, they should be very careful about doing what The Post recently reported: “Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft

Sarah Palin Continues to Discredit Herself
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Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/2/2014 2:45:34 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin continues to act in ways that confirm some of the more negative things said about her. For example, she’s taken to Facebook to attack the most recent budget plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.(Snip)Whatever differences Ms. Palin may have with the Ryan plan–and perhaps she’ll take the time to offer an actual critique of if rather than a Facebook entry with lots of upper case words–it’s hardly a joke. But what might elicit a roll of the eyes is comparing Ms. Palin’s views now versus what they were nearly four years ago. Consider this: On December

Harry Reid on Koch Brothers:
‘Shadow Billionaires’ Spending
to ‘Rig Our Political System’

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 6:02:21 PM     Post Reply
At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.” Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic. “These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending


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