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Obama and family arrive in
Hawaii for Christmas

Associated Press, by Matthew Daly

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/22/2012 8:52:44 AM

KAILUA, Hawaii- President Barack Obama and his family have arrived in Honolulu to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where the president was born and raised. Air Force One touched down in Honolulu minutes after midnight local time on Saturday. The first family departed the plane and traveled quickly to their vacation house in the beach town of Kailua, a scenic, sleepy beach town on the east side of Oahu. Kailua is roughly 12 miles from downtown Honolulu. Obama´s vacation house sits near a Marine base, on the north end of a five-mile stretch of beach popular among windsurfers and paddle surfers.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 12/22/2012 9:01:14 AM     (No. 9079135)

Oh good! More shots of them in my Match magazine, showing what a normal family they are, avoiding all that Christian stuff.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grayjay, 12/22/2012 9:04:50 AM     (No. 9079149)

So glad he can take his well-deserved vacation, after so ably taking care of our country´s financial crisis! I can now make my tax planning intelligently, and can finish my estate planning, knowing precisely what the estate tax will be. s/o

The whole bunch needs to be fired for incompetence and dereliction of duty. Now they´ll come back after Christmas, do a little patch to push things forward a few months, and we sucker taxpayers will once again have to deal with total unknowns and uncertainties.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/22/2012 9:05:01 AM     (No. 9079150)

I do hope flapears and the linebacker enjoy their costly unnecessary vacation on the islans. He and his dumb family have a wonderful time on our dollars and I am just dying to see the family surf boarding and swimming with the sharks. Would be too bad if something bad happened. Sharks do not care what they eat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: flyonthewall, 12/22/2012 9:06:05 AM     (No. 9079154)

Born and raised??? Side trip to kenya???

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/22/2012 9:07:05 AM     (No. 9079155)

The media have gone decades without revealing they are on Air Force One as well (or in a trailing plane). In many cases the reporters´ families are along.

It´s a dog and pony show.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tonyl, 12/22/2012 9:07:40 AM     (No. 9079158)

The big difference here is that Mitt would not have gone but if he did it would have been on his own dime.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/22/2012 9:13:32 AM     (No. 9079165)

´Obama’s round-trip flight to Hawaii on Air Force One is estimated to be the largest expense associated with the vacation. According to the Air Force, it apparently costs $181,757 per flight hour to run the nation’s most secure (and probably its most lavish) aircraft. Thus, the total for the nine-hour trip from Washington to Hawaii and then back again will come in at $3,271,611.´

How many armed guards for schools in CT could that buy? Hmm.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lou E Brown, 12/22/2012 9:13:37 AM     (No. 9079166)

Someone should have edited that opening sentence to read more truth:where the president was not born and only partly raised.Insert: he may later visit Mombasa, Kenya, his birthplace.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kane Toad, 12/22/2012 9:23:16 AM     (No. 9079180)

You mean Michelle hasn´t already flown on ahead????they flew together?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Phantomll, 12/22/2012 9:29:31 AM     (No. 9079193)

It´s going to be two round trips - he said that he´d be going back to D.C. next week and then undoubtedly back to Hawaii a second time. Meanwhile, the flight crews and security people are missing Christmas with their families. I despise Ø more and more with each passing day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/22/2012 9:41:55 AM     (No. 9079211)

AF 1 is being rode hard and put away wet.
This excessive travel is going to require maintainance on everything on and in that plane, which we have the privilege of paying for too.
Talk about frequent flyer miles!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: john grady, 12/22/2012 9:43:36 AM     (No. 9079215)

The entire cost of the presidency last year was 1.4 billion, divide by 365, equals 3,8 million PER DAY. No matter where urkel is or what he is doing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/22/2012 9:53:23 AM     (No. 9079226)

Meanwhile the small forest of Christmas trees in the White House will be disassembled by the White House Christmas Decorators Union. They will work overtime { standard procedure} repacking half a million dollars of historic ornaments, some of which will just disappear. Then they will draw unemployment until early December of 2013

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 12/22/2012 10:06:25 AM     (No. 9079245)

I recall that back during Jimmy Carters presidency, he canceled the 747 transition, because it was too costly.
Two presidents, in my memory, have squandered large amounts of taxpayer money on their various vacations - Bill Clinton, and the Kenyan Klown.
But I ask this question - am I the only one who does not want to read anything about President Zero and his family? I have no interest in finding out about his latest outrage. Just how arrogant is it for the president, at a time when the U.S. is on a financial cliff, to wander off to that vile isle?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: wtm, 12/22/2012 10:11:01 AM     (No. 9079255)

Now he will PO the surfers and local crowd that uses that beach, after the SS shuts it down exclusively for Obama and Mooch !!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/22/2012 10:27:01 AM     (No. 9079287)

No nostalgic side trip to his old madrasa in idyllic Indonesia?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JAN, 12/22/2012 10:30:24 AM     (No. 9079294)

Heard that there is a tab on the White House website where you can click and track the first family´s activities during their vacation.

Shaved ice, swims, and enjoying the beach.

Goody for them, so sad for us.

So nice when you are the king.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/22/2012 10:47:17 AM     (No. 9079331)

The media was telling us yesterday that Mooch, Sausage and Malaria were already in Hawaii. Who´s lying?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 12/22/2012 10:47:38 AM     (No. 9079333)

Good job, Matthew! You made sure to get in the first paragraph that Barry Soetoro was "born and raised" in Hawaii. What about those formative years in Indonesia?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nigella, 12/22/2012 10:58:36 AM     (No. 9079367)

#19, That´s what I read?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Subal, 12/22/2012 11:02:16 AM     (No. 9079374)

No mention of ´Bo", the dog.
Usually he flies on a seperate plane as muzzies do not like dogs!

Maybe he was wok´ed for ramadan?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/22/2012 11:28:57 AM     (No. 9079431)

Another vote for obama free news.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Proud of the USA, 12/22/2012 11:41:43 AM     (No. 9079455)

#4 Poster is right on..AP reports BORN & RAISED IN HAWAII?? should read born in Kenya
spent sometime in Hawaii & Indonesia.

#19 MSM has reported that Michelle was already in Hawaii..AP you need to get your
story straight ( another cover up job for your Lord & Master) to avoid some of us adding up the costs of all the AF1 flights?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 12/22/2012 11:42:37 AM     (No. 9079456)

I would add Obama free newscasts on AM radio stations and no articles from the AssPress in the local fishwrap. Could we just fire the MSM/LSM because they´re not serving us very well. I was thinking I could listen to news again, to Fox TV and maybe read some newspapers. Nope. It´s on hold again for another four years. Beans! He just makes me ill and my blood pressure rise.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: NancyBee, 12/22/2012 12:32:04 PM     (No. 9079519)

I´d hope a shark eats the whole bunch of them but for that I´m really concerned about the shark´s stomach.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 12/22/2012 1:47:40 PM     (No. 9079620)

May a portugese man of war sneak up his bathing suit leg.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/22/2012 2:22:38 PM     (No. 9079655)

Not so fast, AP. You need to fact-check that lead sentence? "...born... in Hawaii"? I don´t think so. Modern journalsim moves so fast that there is no time for fact-checking, I spose.

May Stinky and Mizzuz Stinky have a miserable vaction in Hawaii. May they have all the misfortunes possible(short of those that would result in a knock at my front door by the Secret Service, of course) on their FOUR-MILLION-DOLLAR vacation on the backs of suffering taxpayers.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/22/2012 2:32:01 PM     (No. 9079665)

And, the merry, merry media along for the ride to Hawaii, "where the president was born and raised", sing, "No more Winter Holidays in Crawford, Texas - Fa-La-LaLa-La-La-La-La-La!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/22/2012 3:09:49 PM     (No. 9079693)

Kenya, Hawaii?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: thewarden, 12/22/2012 3:15:40 PM     (No. 9079704)

Gosh, hope those volcanos don´t blow.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 12/22/2012 5:43:54 PM     (No. 9079841)

Are not sharks attracted to ´stinky stuff´? I guess we can only hope they are invited to work the Luau...

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Reply 32 - Posted by: rocco49, 12/22/2012 6:46:15 PM     (No. 9079873)

Born and raised? In Hawaii? You ass-press rump-swab lap dog liars! He´s a Kenyan! And you liars know it! Stop crawling in bed with this clown and do something mature and adult for ONCE in your damnable sorry lives!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: nocuol, 12/22/2012 7:27:21 PM     (No. 9079907)

And how much taxpayer dollars are going to pay for this?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/22/2012 10:00:28 PM     (No. 9080001)

If they show them dancing on the beach, I am going to barf.

Would somebody let the press have a week´s vacation off from everywhere ?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/23/2012 3:21:47 AM     (No. 9080178)

Apparently the wookie didn´t worry about the country going off the cliff or taxes on the rich because she left early costing us taxpayers an extra couple of million dollars.

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