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US shutdown halts Barack
Obama´s Malaysia trip

BBC News [UK], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/2/2013 3:38:43 AM

President Barack Obama has called off his trip to Malaysia to tackle the US government shutdown, the office of Malaysia´s PM Najib Razak has said. Secretary of State John Kerry will represent him next week instead, the office said. The US government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget. More than 700,000 federal employees face unpaid leave, and national parks, museums and many buildings are closed. Mr Obama earlier vowed not to allow Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare legislation as a condition to restart the US government. "They demanded ransom," Mr Obama said.

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So Kerry gets to go to Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. Pity the trip doesn´t include Vietnam. . . .

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/2/2013 4:28:05 AM     (No. 9545779)

There´an even bigger problem loming as MO´s twitter account has been suspended due to the shut down How the hell are people supposed to know what to eat or drink during this?

But the question to me is,why would she close twitter if she´s simply a private citizen.It says one of two things. All her advice is spoonfed to her by a liberal health consultant or MO herself is on the government payroll.

In these people´s deluded minds,they could think that MO is so popular,it´ll cause an uprising by people who follow her for whatever reason.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Puffy1, 10/2/2013 5:39:55 AM     (No. 9545793)

Hope it lasts till December, no Hawai trip for them this year.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 10/2/2013 6:01:17 AM     (No. 9545804)

BE ASSURED!!!

This is not going to slow down his golf playing!!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/2/2013 6:16:06 AM     (No. 9545812)

No Indonesia? Barry will just have to forgo the trip back to his boyhood home in Jakarta and that ´´sweetest sound he´d ever heard´´, the Muslim call to prayer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/2/2013 6:58:56 AM     (No. 9545853)

About the FLOTUS´ twitter account: Aside from the fact that about half of her "followers" are imaginary, as revealed last week, some of her staff do the actual tweeting.

Ergo, reduced staff because of shutdown, reduced tweets!

I´m surprised 0bama cancelled this trip. someone with some sense(!) must have gotten through to him.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/2/2013 7:23:17 AM     (No. 9545874)

If he would really and truly go away, without a breathless media reporting on his every move, I would say the $2 mil would be worth it.

But he won´t and they won´t so we won´t be able to have a moment´s peace with the brat ´´away at summer camp.´´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 10/2/2013 7:33:14 AM     (No. 9545892)

That news is worth the shutdown alone. At least we won´t have to listen to obama tell the Malaysians how great a culture, a people they are, how exceptional they and how they molded him into the greatest world leader ever! Things he would never say about Americans. I loathe the Marxist, racist in our White House. He is a petty little man.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: larryp, 10/2/2013 7:36:45 AM     (No. 9545898)

I thik it is going retty good. On the news, robin was lamenting that the CDC was shut down and how could we handle our flu shots.
"Just fine, Robin." Sure the cdc does some important things, iguess. but how bout with 50 employees and prioritize those items and then let the USA figure out our own flu shots etc.
This shut down show how truly big and unnecessary most of the federal govt is. Also they don´t work on the week-end so why doesn´t the USa go shaky over that every week?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/2/2013 7:44:52 AM     (No. 9545910)

Just saw an article in the WaPo that he is still going to Indonesia.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/2/2013 8:05:47 AM     (No. 9545947)

Obama still going to Indonesia & Bali....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Daylily, 10/2/2013 8:24:05 AM     (No. 9545984)

The whole trip should be canceled, not just two of the nations. He is not going to give up all that he feels ´entitled´ to.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Quisp, 10/2/2013 8:28:05 AM     (No. 9545990)

So he´s going to stay home and travel around to places with suspended federal funding to give speeches blaming the Republicans. Joy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/2/2013 8:35:31 AM     (No. 9546007)

Headline and article have been updated at the source since it was posted here. Headline now reads:

Barack Obama shortens Asia trip due to US shutdown

And begins:

President Barack Obama has postponed two stops on his four-nation Asian tour because of the government shutdown.

The White House said it was "logistically... not possible" to go ahead with the trips to Malaysia and the Philippines at the end of his tour.

But he would still be attending regional summits in Indonesia and Brunei, the White House added.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: gusman, 10/2/2013 8:37:50 AM     (No. 9546013)

What shut down? I haven´t noticed anything. Just goes to show how little we need the federal government!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/2/2013 9:11:02 AM     (No. 9546072)

I am wondering if the shortened trip is due to behind the scenes maneuvering by reluctant Countries who would have played host. They are probably as tired of his worn out Streisand as we are.

If he has lost the Indonesian nations, he is really screwed, and badly.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 10/2/2013 9:48:08 AM     (No. 9546129)

The kids on the playground (congress) are at it again, fighting as usual. The playground thugs, obama and reid, who started the fight are bullying again, as usual. Too bad there is not a padded cell somewhere where we could shut the two partisan, pandering, pillagers permanently!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/2/2013 9:50:06 AM     (No. 9546132)

However, the malaise trip goes on and on.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/2/2013 10:00:20 AM     (No. 9546144)

Love the Lucianne staff´s by-line under the headline. Always clever!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/2/2013 10:03:45 AM     (No. 9546151)

Sorry about misreading the number of trips--but didja see the time stamp? Yes, I was up in the middle of the night; I don´t sleep that well these trying days.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: stryker714, 10/2/2013 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9546152)

Barack Obama: "Leader" who leaves town when the chips are down. Out of sight, out of mind. A "nation of cowards"? The biggest one resides at 1600 Penn Ave. , that is when he isn´t on the run.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: amylu, 10/2/2013 10:21:55 AM     (No. 9546182)

Maybe I missed it, but I haven´t heard anything about how the shutdown is affecting Mooch´s 20+ personal assistants: Is she now having to wipe her own *#$% butt?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: owl, 10/2/2013 11:31:01 AM     (No. 9546350)


His M.O. is leaving and travelling overseas when a problem in DC may make him look bad. So we have an airplane ( we pay for) that has more miles on it than Santa´s sleigh. Any bet he´ll come up with some executive order giving him use of that plane no matter the reason.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/2/2013 11:54:33 AM     (No. 9546397)

Why cancel? He´s not doing anything but stonewall right now. He could do that anywhere.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/2/2013 12:03:51 PM     (No. 9546422)

Not to worry. He´ll probably still get to visit his old madrasa on the hill in Indonesia. He hasn´t canceled that trip yet.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/2/2013 12:23:55 PM     (No. 9546479)

The last junket was a hundred million plus.

This will be too.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/2/2013 12:48:45 PM     (No. 9546524)

Have Indonesian friend who lives in Bali.
It is common knowledge there that Obama is both Muslim and Indonesian - he could only have attended an Indonesian school as an Indonesian.
She said he also was speaking perfect Indonesian last time he was there.
He is not fooling the rest of the world - this fraud is only fooling the Dem voters.
Closing the National Parks insults the Americans who paid for them and our foreign visitors.
How is he improving Americas image abroad?
This petty man diminishes the Presidency and America every time he speaks.
Ground AF1 and arrest this fraud and his co conspirators and illegally appointed Cabinet.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/2/2013 1:23:44 PM     (No. 9546587)

#26
Another Obama lie. He originally said he could only remember a few words. The Huffington Post bragged in 2009 about hearing a long conversation he had with a native Indonesian in fluent Bahasa Indonesian.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: steveW, 10/2/2013 2:20:09 PM     (No. 9546674)

Seriously You Guys, how can Malaysia survive without an infusion of Hope and Change? How can anyone survive without His Presence? Seriously, I don´t think it´s possible.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: EnsignO, 10/2/2013 4:22:42 PM     (No. 9546879)

#26´s idea to "Ground AF1 and arrest this fraud" would be totally awesome for the country, IMHO. After all, President Charles Logan, in the TV series 24 was arrested for his crimes and the country survived. 24 was all fiction with a lot of imitating life taking place; so why couldn´t we have life imitating fiction for a while?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/2/2013 4:25:00 PM     (No. 9546880)

#28, as #17 so wittily pointed out...

The Malaise portion of this endless nightmare will go on and on...

It´s Jimmuh Cahtah´s third term...

NO-Bomber has to visit the coconut family tree periodically...
to refresh his Kenya, Indonesia, Hawaii, Pockie-Stahn... roots.
Once a coconut... always a coconut.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/2/2013 6:45:19 PM     (No. 9547074)

I hope Lurch can handle the climate down there; Obie being from the sub-saharan desert in you know where might have handled it better.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/2/2013 9:26:31 PM     (No. 9547311)

National parks closed eh.. the last time I was at Yosemite the majority of tourists were Germans. Not nice of our glorious Comrade leader to lock out all those foreign tourists.

The State of California raised rates on all of their state parks system. One in San Diego (Silver Strand) is located on the ocean and has camping space for a lot of RV´s and daytime parking for cars. Just like the Feds, they created a massive budget debt and their answer was to raise rates for RV´s and to start charging $10.00 a day for car parking, year round. They had to put someone in a booth to collect the money.

The car lot is mostly empty now, and all the cities North and South have free parking at their beach lots. That includes Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Coronado, La Jolla and so on. Those cities recognize that free car parking means that business thrives in those beach areas. Marxists never learn.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ida lil, 10/3/2013 12:45:56 AM     (No. 9547519)

If the Obe is having another fling off shore we will not have to see or him for a few days.
Maybe he can be stranded due to lack of money to buy fuel.No nation should allow him to charge anything based on the probability of shut down =no pay the bills.

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Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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