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(Examiner)   Get ready for the avalanche of criticism... The Obamas are headed to Martha's Vineyard for an 8-day luxury stay at a $7.6 million mansion this Saturday... Even if you think he deserves a vacay, let's be honest - that leaves Biden in charge? Hell no   ( examiner.com) divider line
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2013-08-09 09:57:43 AM  

Danger Mouse: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The President of the United States is never on vacation. Ever.

I don't care if he is in Crawford or Martha's Vineyard.

I do.

The cost difference between Bush's vacations and Obama's is astronomical.

The Africa Trip was $100 million dollars.

You can't take a tour of  our White House because there's no money.  And Workers are being sent home without pay. But Fartbongo finds plently of money for celebrity vacations and  parties.


Source:

Same as these guys.

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2013-08-09 09:59:04 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [o.onionstatic.com image 850x643]


Let's see 40 bucks in 1984, that roughly would be guessing 90 bucks in todays dollars which means if real, then farking Joe knew how to party. If anything that's not as much as I would expect from a guy from working class irish catholic background.
 
2013-08-09 09:59:40 AM  
I'm concerned. This is my concerned face.

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2013-08-09 09:59:50 AM  

Danger Mouse: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The President of the United States is never on vacation. Ever.

I don't care if he is in Crawford or Martha's Vineyard.

I do.

The cost difference between Bush's vacations and Obama's is astronomical.

The Africa Trip was $100 million dollars.

You can't take a tour of  our White House because there's no money.  And Workers are being sent home without pay. But Fartbongo finds plently of money for celebrity vacations and  parties.


But he just save $3.7 billion by canceling the Russian summit.
 
2013-08-09 09:59:52 AM  

Danger Mouse: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The President of the United States is never on vacation. Ever.

I don't care if he is in Crawford or Martha's Vineyard.

I do.

The cost difference between Bush's vacations and Obama's is astronomical.

The Africa Trip was $100 million dollars.

You can't take a tour of  our White House because there's no money.  And Workers are being sent home without pay. But Fartbongo finds plently of money for celebrity vacations and  parties.


Really?  Obama's vacations cost us trillions of dollars because of wars?

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And for those who think the president is always working, that's semi-true, but why didn't Bush read the Aug. 6, 2001 memo from the FBI?  Answer: see graphic above.
 
2013-08-09 10:00:00 AM  
Brought to you by the "'poor' people have refrigerators crowd"
 
2013-08-09 10:02:09 AM  

Danger Mouse: The Stealth Hippopotamus: The President of the United States is never on vacation. Ever.

I don't care if he is in Crawford or Martha's Vineyard.

I do.

The cost difference between Bush's vacations and Obama's is astronomical.

The Africa Trip was $100 million dollars.

You can't take a tour of  our White House because there's no money.  And Workers are being sent home without pay. But Fartbongo finds plently of money for celebrity vacations and  parties.


If "fartbongo" didn't give you away, the random capitalization did.
 
2013-08-09 10:04:06 AM  
Republicans are very concerned about this particular president's   laziness for some reason
 
2013-08-09 10:05:21 AM  

ZzeusS: Read about this earlier.  This time they are blocking off some local roads.  'lil Richie Riches suuure not happy about it.  Mayor and most others want them to farking leave.  This guy is doing everything wrong.


Yeah, right.
 
2013-08-09 10:05:41 AM  

Headso: Republicans are very concerned about this particular president's   laziness for some reason


I defer to the Hon. Newt Gingrich to tell us how Malia and Sasha can earn some bucks cleaning crappers.
 
2013-08-09 10:07:58 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Congress has made it clear that no progress will be made on anything, ever.  He should just hang it up and go on vacation until they get their act together.


You think passing more laws to tell you how to live your life is progress? I don't.
 
2013-08-09 10:08:25 AM  
This puts the money into perspective:


Republicans argue that Bush's vacations were cheaper because many of them were taken at his ranch in Crawford, TX, but this is not true. President Bush spent more taxpayer money on a single flight to Crawford ($805,000) than Obama will be spending on 70 hotel rooms for a week ($181,125). The flight from the White House to Crawford is 1,435.8 miles each way. The distance from the White House to Martha's Vineyard is 494.8 miles. The flight to Martha's Vineyard is 75 minutes. The cost of Obama's flight should be $214,000 each way. What Bush may have gained by owning the ranch was offset by the fact that his flight was three times longer. Obama's hotel and flight still cost a little less than half as much as one Bush flight to Crawford.

President Bush also inflated his vacation costs, because he rarely just flew to Crawford and back. The Bush administration tried to combat criticism of the then president's constant vacationing, by setting up a series of day trips on each vacation. President Bush's "working vacations" cost taxpayers a small fortune, because he used Air Force One as his personal taxi service to make trips all across the country, and returned to Crawford at night.


http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/30/bush-spent-1-flight-crawford- ob amas-entire-week-vacation-hotel-rooms.html

Any BushBabies out there to "prove" everything wrong?
 
2013-08-09 10:09:25 AM  

phenn: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Congress has made it clear that no progress will be made on anything, ever.  He should just hang it up and go on vacation until they get their act together.

You think passing more laws to tell you how to live your life is progress? I don't.


No, that's exactly the only kind of legislation the House is considering.

"Your penis is to enter a vagina and ONLY a vagina and any crotchfruit that results from the pairing must exit the vagina with full respiratory faculties, heathen!"
 
2013-08-09 10:10:09 AM  
if y'all really gave a damn you'll vote out every clown currently in office next time around. i'll watch; you won't.
 
2013-08-09 10:10:13 AM  

phenn: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Congress has made it clear that no progress will be made on anything, ever.  He should just hang it up and go on vacation until they get their act together.

You think passing more laws to tell you how to live your life is progress? I don't.


Then maybe Republicans should stop trying to limit access to a legal medical procedure because of the religious beliefs of their base.

/abortionjack
 
2013-08-09 10:11:01 AM  

ZzeusS: Read about this earlier.  This time they are blocking off some local roads.  'lil Richie Riches suuure not happy about it.  Mayor and most others want them to farking leave.  This guy is doing everything wrong.


Every time Bush came to Phoenix, he shut down the entire city. Freeways all over town were farked for hours, even the ones his motorcade never touched. Phoenix is a little bigger and the impact was on a couple million more people than Martha's Farking Vineyard. They can all man up and grow a pair. It's not like these shiatheads do actual work, they can CEO from the shiatter just as easily.
 
2013-08-09 10:11:16 AM  
Since you can be the President everywhere, W was an idiot for going to his own ranch. He could have been in Hawaii or Martha's Vineyard. Going to his own place is just a glorified staycation.
 
2013-08-09 10:12:51 AM  

Daffydil: That said...I'll never vote for Obama again


Yeah buddy, none of us will, not even him. 2 terms, that's what ya get.
 
2013-08-09 10:13:54 AM  

Mikey1969: ZzeusS: Read about this earlier.  This time they are blocking off some local roads.  'lil Richie Riches suuure not happy about it.  Mayor and most others want them to farking leave.  This guy is doing everything wrong.

Every time Bush came to Phoenix, he shut down the entire city. Freeways all over town were farked for hours, even the ones his motorcade never touched. Phoenix is a little bigger and the impact was on a couple million more people than Martha's Farking Vineyard. They can all man up and grow a pair. It's not like these shiatheads do actual work, they can CEO from the shiatter just as easily.


FoxNation:
"Obama's HipHop Vacation on Martha's Vineyard Didn't Create Jobs because the Job Creators Couldn't Leave the shiatter"
 
2013-08-09 10:13:58 AM  

Tarl3k: Don't forget that this trip IS going to cost the American taxpayers 2.7 billion dollars per day...


I'm sure the $7.8 million mansion will evolve into a $7.8 million charge per day to stay there, and will be dutifully reported on fox and drudge.
 
2013-08-09 10:15:26 AM  

Great_Milenko: Tarl3k: Don't forget that this trip IS going to cost the American taxpayers 2.7 billion dollars per day...

I'm sure the $7.8 million mansion will evolve into a $7.8 million charge per day to stay there, and will be dutifully reported on fox and drudge.


Doesn't matter, India cost us $200 million a day when he could have gone to Ben's Chili if he really wanted to get his ass torn up on some spicy food.
 
2013-08-09 10:18:31 AM  

bigsmellypenis: How is it news when the president takes the same vacation to the same place as every other president?

...just curious


'Cuz Obama vacations in a very uppity manner.
 
2013-08-09 10:19:05 AM  

Headso: Republicans are very concerned about this particular president's   laziness for some reason


I understand the pResident is from an urban background.
 
2013-08-09 10:19:17 AM  

d23: fireclown: i'll start the criticism:  this is during the BIGGEST TERRURIST THREAT EVAR!  Or so I'm told.  I would like to humbly suggest that this is exactly the kind of time that a president should be hunkered near the batphone with his advisers.

So what the hell... Martha's Vineyard doesn't have good internet?  What the hell?  Is he that far from good phone service?


Of course it does, and no he is not.  It isn't even THAT far from DC.  And on any other day I wouldn't have that big of a problem with it. Heck, I've argued your point.  It's just that we just closed our embassy in freaking Lahore.  There is some kind of weird balloon going up right now, and it's a good time for the POTUS to be ready to swing into action and not be conducting business by skype or whatever.
 
2013-08-09 10:19:26 AM  

docmattic: bigsmellypenis: How is it news when the president takes the same vacation to the same place as every other president?

...just curious

'Cuz Obama vacations in a very uppity manner.


That, and apparently he's rolling up Benjamins to smoke some Js while cruising around in his 50000 ft yacht.
 
2013-08-09 10:19:44 AM  
The more people whine about innocuous things like this, the less I can bring myself to care.

Whiners: "The president is on vacation AGAIN and this trip is costing XMillionBillion dollars!"
Me: "Okay." *eye roll*
W: "Aren't you outraged????"
M: "...No?"
W: "But...but...trillionzillion dollars...plays golf...OUTRAGE!!!"
M: "Ok, champ." *pats outraged person's head on my way out of the room*
W: "LIBERAL CONSPIRACY, BENGHAZI VACATION, 9/11, OUTRAGE!!!"
 
2013-08-09 10:20:41 AM  

someonelse: phenn: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Congress has made it clear that no progress will be made on anything, ever.  He should just hang it up and go on vacation until they get their act together.

You think passing more laws to tell you how to live your life is progress? I don't.

Then maybe Republicans should stop trying to limit access to a legal medical procedure because of the religious beliefs of their base.

/abortionjack


Yes, they should. All of them should stay the fark out of everything. They've shown beyond any shadow of doubt that they are incapable of wiping their own asses.
 
2013-08-09 10:22:54 AM  
I think Obama is a bad guy, and I have no problem with him vacaying as much as he wants.
 
2013-08-09 10:23:23 AM  

skinink: While we're on the subject of vacations, how many vacation breaks/days does Congress get annually? And isn't the Supreme Court in recess at this time?


Doesn't congress work 90 days and get the entire rest of the year off? And that's 90 days of 4 or 5 day weeks that they don't even have to show up for...
 
2013-08-09 10:25:38 AM  

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Think of the big picture.

Bush on vacation = Bush not presidenting = Generally a good idea.  Therefore the more Bush Vacation days the better.

Obama on vacation = I dunno, but less gooder than him presidenting = Not as good an idea. Therefore more Obama vacation days are bad.
 
2013-08-09 10:26:34 AM  
This thread is outrage over suspected outrage.
 
2013-08-09 10:26:54 AM  

Mikey1969: Daffydil: That said...I'll never vote for Obama again

Yeah buddy, none of us will, not even him. 2 terms, that's what ya get.


Wow, you cracked his deviously clever code!

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2013-08-09 10:28:36 AM  

libranoelrose: I could use a vacation


I think the government should start using money to help people relocate for jobs. It's not unprecedented in American history. Help people find a job and give them relocation money if a job in their field is open in another city or state.

I think that would get us down below 2% unemployment.
 
2013-08-09 10:29:17 AM  

1derful: I think Obama is a bad guy, and I have no problem with him vacaying as much as he wants.


Just to keep my Friday lively; why is he a bad guy?
 
2013-08-09 10:30:34 AM  

coeyagi: FoxNation:
"Obama's HipHop Vacation on Martha's Vineyard Didn't Create Jobs because the Job Creators Couldn't Leave the shiatter"


LOL, it would be an epic headline, one that would surely cause heads to explode across the nation.
 
2013-08-09 10:30:34 AM  
Can we just all just pretend a white republican was in office?

Then this stuff wouldn't matter to anyone.
 
2013-08-09 10:30:59 AM  

fireclown: d23: fireclown: i'll start the criticism:  this is during the BIGGEST TERRURIST THREAT EVAR!  Or so I'm told.  I would like to humbly suggest that this is exactly the kind of time that a president should be hunkered near the batphone with his advisers.

So what the hell... Martha's Vineyard doesn't have good internet?  What the hell?  Is he that far from good phone service?

Of course it does, and no he is not.  It isn't even THAT far from DC.  And on any other day I wouldn't have that big of a problem with it. Heck, I've argued your point.  It's just that we just closed our embassy in freaking Lahore.  There is some kind of weird balloon going up right now, and it's a good time for the POTUS to be ready to swing into action and not be conducting business by skype or whatever.


Meh, if Martha's Vineyard is about 450 miles from the White House, then its about 4 hours away door to door via a Marine One helo if all hell breaks loose. (going by the stats on wiki for a Sea King).
 
2013-08-09 10:31:44 AM  

monoski: 1derful: I think Obama is a bad guy, and I have no problem with him vacaying as much as he wants.

Just to keep my Friday lively; why is he a bad guy?


Name one politician, in your lifetime, who wasn't.

I'll wait.
 
2013-08-09 10:32:40 AM  

fireclown: d23: fireclown: i'll start the criticism:  this is during the BIGGEST TERRURIST THREAT EVAR!  Or so I'm told.  I would like to humbly suggest that this is exactly the kind of time that a president should be hunkered near the batphone with his advisers.

So what the hell... Martha's Vineyard doesn't have good internet?  What the hell?  Is he that far from good phone service?

Of course it does, and no he is not.  It isn't even THAT far from DC.  And on any other day I wouldn't have that big of a problem with it. Heck, I've argued your point.  It's just that we just closed our embassy in freaking Lahore.  There is some kind of weird balloon going up right now, and it's a good time for the POTUS to be ready to swing into action and not be conducting business by skype or whatever.


Yeah, because AF One isn't a mobile command center or anything, right? Seriously, part of its design is that the President can do anything from the air that he could from the ground. He also have mobile shiat right there with him. We were assured this every 3 days when Bush took a vacation, for 8 years.
 
2013-08-09 10:36:53 AM  
i heard its not a $7.6 million mansion, its a mansion that costs $7.6 billion a day to rent.
 
2013-08-09 10:37:32 AM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, because AF One isn't a mobile command center or anything, right? Seriously, part of its design is that the President can do anything from the air that he could from the ground. He also have mobile shiat right there with him. We were assured this every 3 days when Bush took a vacation, for 8 years.


So you're agreeing with the Bush supporters from 2006?  Or at least admitting they were right on one point?

I kid.  I'm not terribly outraged.  I just think that with the current "danger level code plaid" status that the president should be in his office.  Hobnobbing with the beautiful people under these conditions is . . . unseemly.
 
2013-08-09 10:38:44 AM  

stampylives: i heard its not a $7.6 million mansion, its a mansion that costs $7.6 billion a day to rent.


<<pulls off glasses>> My GOD!

/there better be strippers.
 
2013-08-09 10:42:34 AM  

HiFiGuy: I don't think the President can just check into a Best Western.


Conservatives will only be satisfied when he does and uses the back entrance so "real Americans" don't have to share a doorway with a negro family.
 
2013-08-09 10:42:42 AM  
This is going to cost the taxpayers 18 billion dollars!1!1!1
 
2013-08-09 10:43:36 AM  
Hey all those scandals and scheming to destroy America tucker a "man" out!
 
2013-08-09 10:44:08 AM  

fireclown: I just think that with the current "danger level code plaid" status that the president should be in his office.  Hobnobbing with the beautiful people under these conditions is . . . unseemly.


Personally, I think these "conditions" are just because someone farted in AlQuaeda Land, and after benghazi, Obama has decided that over-reacting is better than reacting like a President normally would.
 
2013-08-09 10:44:30 AM  
I'm cool with it.
 
2013-08-09 10:44:32 AM  
The president is never on vacation.  Even when he is swimming.  His arms make presidential splashes.
 
2013-08-09 10:44:40 AM  

Mikey1969: Yeah buddy, none of us will, not even him. 2 terms, that's what ya get.


you're so cute...*pinches your cheek*
 
2013-08-09 10:47:02 AM  
So Subby thinks you have to physically be in the White House to be in charge?
 
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