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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 40
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2013-08-09 08:41:47 AM  
7 votes:

Even if you think he deserves a vacay


I think subby deserves a groinpunch for using "vacay".
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-09 08:45:15 AM  
5 votes:

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

...just curious


he's black.

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2013-08-09 08:35:33 AM  
4 votes:
How dare he breathe when there are unemployed Americans still needing oxygen!
2013-08-09 08:29:20 AM  
4 votes:
The President of the United States is never on vacation. Ever.

I don't care if he is in Crawford or Martha's Vineyard.
2013-08-09 10:19:44 AM  
3 votes:
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 09:12:16 AM  
3 votes:
Vacation days by president:
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2013-08-09 10:52:59 AM  
2 votes:
On the good side only 200,000 people had to be furloughed for them to take this vaca.
2013-08-09 10:28:36 AM  
2 votes:

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 09:25:42 AM  
2 votes:

d23: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 255x198]


Reminds me of my impression of Bush Jr right before 9/11, the man had been on vacation almost 100 days of his first year of presidency, as much as I didn't care for the guy I was getting the feeling that anyone willing to coast through 40% of his term would end up having very little impact during his post and would be voted out as a one-termer like his daddy.  Just ignore him and he'll drop out after the first semester.  Then 9/11 happened and forced him to cram for the courses he'd previously been sleeping through.

For those of you who say that presidents are never on vacation... Bush Jr was effectively incommunicado during the entire month of August 2011, from the 9/11 investigation it was clear he took part in few if any meetings or briefings with his administration, he told them all to go away that he'd be back on September 3rd.
2013-08-09 08:49:47 AM  
2 votes:
Oh goodie.  Now this is where the frivolous back-and-fourth crap can begin.  First we're going to need a Fark Conservative to crack jokes about Obama's 4238 golf games played during his presidency, then Fark Libs will counter with the Corona Beer Bottle "Days on Vacation" graphic which shows Bush having a lot more vacation days.

Sooner or later someone will pull up the ever-popular "This is costing the taxpayers $17 bazillionty for SS protection alone!"  Countered with "you'd rather have POTUS have no protection?!"  Then some stats on the Prez's limo somewhere, and eventually it'll come around to Pelosi's bar tab on her flights.

Some of these things could simply be copied/pasted from one day to the next.
2013-08-09 08:42:26 AM  
2 votes:
I don't think the President can just check into a Best Western.
2013-08-09 08:42:25 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-08-09 08:25:06 AM  
2 votes:
I'm pretty sure he's still in charge even when on vacation.

Watch out for Jaws.
2013-08-09 02:29:32 PM  
1 votes:
He needs to go on a permanent vacation..of course where would we get all our hope and change that he delivers each and every day
2013-08-09 01:43:03 PM  
1 votes:
This is stupid.  Obama has earned this vacation and all the chattel biatching and whining about it isn't going to change that.  They just need to STFU and GBTW like good little worker bees.  Someone has to pay taxes so the dear leaders can take their vacations.
2013-08-09 01:20:17 PM  
1 votes:

PictsieGirl: Lost Thought 00: Dalrint: Whatever happened with that plan to buy Biden a trans am? Assuming he isn't driving it around being awesome while Obama is away.

It was a scam. Someone made off woth a lot of free money

Really? They put a lot of effort into the scam then.
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/buy-vice-president-biden-a-trans-a m? c=activity

If you are right, and it ended up being a scam, then I am sad.
But if it's legit, then some charities got their donations!


It wasn't a scam.  I was one of the organizers.  The money ended up in 4 charities: Biden Breast Health Initiative, Wounded Warrior Project, GLAAD, and Doctors Without Borders. We raised about $15,000, after the incentives and fees, it was about $10,000 total to those 4 charities.
2013-08-09 12:43:31 PM  
1 votes:
The funny thing is, he thinks the Vineyard is along the Gulf Coast.


/right next to Jacksonville
2013-08-09 12:28:11 PM  
1 votes:
Just saying

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2013-08-09 11:53:30 AM  
1 votes:

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.


The efforts to challenge Obamacare are over 100 million dollars.

Even assuming your cost is correct - Obama's trip to Africa was a working trip. That's more than I can say for the Republicans in Congress .
2013-08-09 11:00:56 AM  
1 votes:

d23: bigsmellypenis: How is it news when the president takes the same vacation to the same place as every other president?

...just curious

he's black.

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Why is Benghazi a controversy when the Bush-Cheney administration and others suffered embassy attacks?

He's black.

Why is health insurance reform a tool of the devil, an assault on state's rights and an offense against Jesus?

He's black.

Why is closing Gitmo and transferring prisoners to US soil and non-military jurisdictions?

He's black.

Why does the GOP and the Teabaggers hate him so?

He's black.

What's the one thing that matters the least to me in convincing me he's one of our best presidents in generations?

He's black.
2013-08-09 10:23:23 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:15:26 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:13:58 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:08:25 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:55:33 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-08-09 09:44:43 AM  
1 votes:
I like graphics.

maureenholland.files.wordpress.com
www.ukprogressive.co.uk

This one is clearly awesome:

liberalbias.com
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2013-08-09 09:20:54 AM  
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

Fark You, Subby.
2013-08-09 09:09:47 AM  
1 votes:
First of all, a sitting president is NEVER on vacation, they're simply working out of a different office. Secondly, even if they were on vacation, that doesn't put the vice president in charge.
2013-08-09 08:51:16 AM  
1 votes:
Obama should have bought up Bush's ranch when it went up for sale. The Right would have had to spin so badly about how a week's vacation there was bad that they could have been used as an alternative energy source for the entire eastern seaboard.
2013-08-09 08:50:34 AM  
1 votes:
Don't like it?

Don't vote for him next time.
2013-08-09 08:46:42 AM  
1 votes:
... Also I love that the monetary worth of the place they're staying is included, because, ya know the place they live is worth quite a bit more...


Just sayin...
2013-08-09 08:46:13 AM  
1 votes:
Big deal. In my last vacation I stayed at a $30 million Embassy Suites. OH, WAIT, HE'S JUST RENTING. RIGHT.
2013-08-09 08:45:18 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-08-09 08:45:14 AM  
1 votes:
He's the President.  Even when he is on vacation, he really isn't on vacation.
2013-08-09 08:44:28 AM  
1 votes:
I look forward to Facebook posts from my uncle about how Obama is wasting 7.6 million in taxpayer dollars to go on vacation, then.
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-09 08:43:58 AM  
1 votes:

Englebert Slaptyback: Even if you think he deserves a vacay


I think subby deserves a groinpunch for using "vacay".


multivu.prnewswire.com

This character (called "Smart" no less) almost caused me to take a sledge to my television for that very reason.
2013-08-09 08:43:34 AM  
1 votes:
And even at this rate, Obama still won't come close to Dubya's time spent on vacation.  In fact if he continues as projected, he'll finish his term spending about the same time on vacay as Ronald Reagan.
2013-08-09 08:43:12 AM  
1 votes:
How is it news when the president takes the same vacation to the same place as every other president?

...just curious
2013-08-09 08:41:40 AM  
1 votes:
pro tip:  anybody who uses the phrase "hell no", "hell yes", or some "hells" variation of those can safely be ignored always.
2013-08-09 07:46:13 AM  
1 votes:
Fark that headline. Obama should be forloughed every other Friday like all those government employees affected by sequester, just so we can have Biden in charge on a regular basis.
 
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