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The hypocrisy of Obama’s
15-day Vineyard vacation

Washington Times, by Joseph Curl

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/13/2014 6:42:49 PM

On April 1, the U.S. economy dropped a whopping 2.9 percent for the first three months of the year (no fooling). The American workforce participation rate fell to a 40-year low. One-third of people aged 18-29 have moved back in with their parents. Millions of Americans this summer will enjoy yet another “staycation”: They just can’t afford to go to the beach or the mountains, even for a week — again. (Snip) Forget that the United States is deep into what Mr. Obama dramatically declares a “humanitarian crisis,” that the Middle East is a powder keg about to blow, that Iraq has all but fallen to Islamist terrorists. (Why not forget; the president has.)

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Preaching to the choir.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jir, 7/13/2014 7:15:18 PM     (No. 9922935)

I hope all the Conservatives and Republicans who sat out the last election, to make a statement, are happy with what is going on in this country. It is just as much their vault as the fault of those that voted for this dreadful president.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/13/2014 7:26:20 PM     (No. 9922950)

I guess that is #1´s opinion. But maybe those "dreadful people" who did not vote, didn´t see anything to vote FOR. Ever think of that?????

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JonR, 7/13/2014 7:29:23 PM     (No. 9922955)

#2, a non vote was a vote for Obama! Ever think of that??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: figowitz, 7/13/2014 7:29:48 PM     (No. 9922956)

I could not agree more with #1 about those 4 million who stayed home in 2012. Stupid.

If they´d voted, we´d have Pres. Romney now. And he wouldn´t be perfect. But we´d NOT have this socialist unAmerican idgit strutting around spending vast amounts of our $$$ on himself & his pet RAT projects.

Bah!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 7/13/2014 7:30:53 PM     (No. 9922958)

If a house only has 7 bedrooms why do you need 9 bathrooms? I´m guessing the backyard doesn´t count as a bathroom on the Vineyard. He doesn´t work, he´s incompetent, I think vacationing is the best thing he can do for the Country. How big will ValJars house be? How much are we paying for her to spend 15 days at the beach.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wsdiego, 7/13/2014 7:34:22 PM     (No. 9922963)

Every time BO creates a crises, he then goes off and hides!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: seminolesecure, 7/13/2014 7:35:27 PM     (No. 9922965)

#2... asshat.... guilty people very occasionaly get defensive. So I´ve heard.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/13/2014 7:45:26 PM     (No. 9922975)

About as far from the Mexico border as you can get and still be in the country. Coincidence?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/13/2014 7:47:22 PM     (No. 9922976)

Degrowth of the economy and the fundamental destruction of this nation is very important and hard work. His success is measured in misery and seeing America forced to participate in economic and social justice. 15 days? Next one will be 21 days in Hawaii.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 7/13/2014 7:47:31 PM     (No. 9922977)

"Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney surpassed 2008’s former Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain’s popular vote tally on Tuesday."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/nov/20/picket-romney-passes-mccain-popular-vote-obama-55-/





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Reply 11 - Posted by: belwhatter, 7/13/2014 7:58:12 PM     (No. 9922990)

re #1´s comment,It might be worth remembering that democrats paid and bribed ignorant people to vote for some things they hadn´t a clue about except of course those things that were free. Same day voters, multi precinct voters, dead voters, illegal alien voters, and, lest we forget, coercion by the union bosses, and mass media´s cherry-picked truth and democrat secretaries of state certifying the election before anyone can challenge the vote count. I know that I am fed up with voting for the lesser of two liars and would so appreciate having another such as Reagan to be happy to vote for. Meanwhile not voting really doesn´t help in a dreary sort of way.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trust No One, 7/13/2014 8:17:03 PM     (No. 9923004)

Ooh la la, I´m sitting here waiting for that Wonderful Republican that will come along in 2016 that is going to pull us up out of this nightmare.

Yeah, I´m Sure he´s out there Somewhere! We can´t let him get away This Time!

Keep dreaming.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 7/13/2014 8:19:46 PM     (No. 9923009)

It takes a lot of energy to single-handedly destroy a major nation. But no one has ever put as much effort into doing just that as Øvomit. Reagan put a lot of effort into destroying the USSR. Too bad it´s the USA for Øvomit. So I guess he needs a vacation to relax before he really puts the final nails into our national coffin in his lame-duck final two years.

Personally I wish he would go on vacation for the next two years. As long as he is on vacation, he isn´t actively trying to destroy this country. Works for me...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/13/2014 10:00:48 PM     (No. 9923073)

Words never fail me, I just can´t use them here.

Usually in Aug. the ghetto riche get their marching orders for the coming year.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Shells, 7/13/2014 11:08:44 PM     (No. 9923109)

I hope those who didn´t vote for Romney to make a point, or something, are happy about the point they made.

Because the rest of us are grieving.

People who can´t see the big picture, beyond their sanctimonious selves, force the rest of us to live with the results of their short sighted, so-called principles.

#2.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/14/2014 12:23:38 AM     (No. 9923140)

I would love to see 100,000 illegals bussed into Martha´s Vineyard and left to roam the streets looking for day labor jobs or whatever just in time for their vacay.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: steveW, 7/14/2014 12:46:20 AM     (No. 9923154)

"Voting (for me) is the best revenge" - Dear Leader Barack Hussein

Everyone who wanted revenge on the USA is getting it. Big time. It´s the feature, not the bug, of Hope and Change.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gringolite, 7/14/2014 1:57:07 AM     (No. 9923206)

Thankyou to #10. Some of us here have been saying all along that the reason Hussein Obama was elected had more to do with the dead and illegals voting,not with the true conservative base/silent majority staying home.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: strike3, 7/14/2014 3:16:40 AM     (No. 9923236)

The obamas can afford to go on vacation because it doesn´t cost them a dime. I can´t wait for the flood of gushy articles about michelle eating a $100 meal with her arms bared and barry slobbering all over an ice cream cone in between tee times.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 7/14/2014 3:31:22 AM     (No. 9923237)

Massive fraud re-elected this Fraud. When you get 100% of the vote that is 150% greater than the number of registered voters in a precinct, especially in swing states, Duh? the RNC was totally asleep at the switch. Then you have Soros owned Secy´s of States and vote counting systems.

The RNC better have poll watchers in every precinct, even if it requires side arms to be there. Anything less and we´ll be watching Hildabeast´s inauguration. Bet on it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starlady, 7/14/2014 6:51:21 AM     (No. 9923288)

The posters belittling others now about not voting are the same people who belittled others for supporting other candidates in the primaries. You do not have any motivational skills. Please go back to your pity parties and let the rest of us enjoy the new day God has given us.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/14/2014 7:20:57 AM     (No. 9923315)

Like a scene right out of the pages of Harvey Kurtzman and Al Feldsteins´ old MAD MAGAZINE:

"C´est la vie...What me worry? I never do...Life is one charming ruse for us lucky few..."

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/14/2014 7:21:29 AM     (No. 9923316)

To get back to the topic of the article...I think zippy and Mooch do this vacation gig every year just to give struggling Americans the middle finger. It´s just more egregious this year due to the illegal invasion and occupation of our country.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: cobieone, 7/14/2014 7:58:54 AM     (No. 9923350)

This article is old news. The Zero´s are living large on our dime and we can´t stop it. And they couldn´t care less.

#12, the problem is... you are waiting on some "wonderful Republican" when we have very solid, capable candidates who would be great presidents, if we could stop looking for that perfect one. By the way, I am never quite sure who is this perfect candidate that you principled conservatives are supporting??

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Reply 25 - Posted by: arkfamily, 7/14/2014 8:10:37 AM     (No. 9923358)

My two cents - it wasn´t just the Republican voters who sat home. It was a combination of those who sat home, fraud and the uninformed. Sitting home is a vote for the other party along with fraud and it will take a lot to get a win.

I think people forget that it is a privilege to vote. We take our freedom for granted and Obama capitalized on that. He knows that people don´t stay informed and they become gullible. We now have what we have.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M2, 7/14/2014 8:12:50 AM     (No. 9923360)

...maybe the president — for appearances, if nothing else — could cut back a bit, too.
Not the Obamas. They won the White House and, by God, they’re going to enjoy their time there, no matter the cost.


It´s their turn. Make no mistake that the scenes playing out on the White House stage are deliberate pokes in the eye to white America. "This is what you can do to stick it to racist America."

And who cares what you think, anyway?

That is too clear. They´ve got attitudes, fluffing their feathers and puffing their chests as they spend our tax dollars. It´s vindictive and petty but their supporters love it.

The Obamas couldn’t care less about the perception of living high while many hardworking Americans are struggling to get by.

It´s less that they don´t care. It´s that they go out of their way to be uncaring, obnoxious, and ostentatious. It reveals their hatred and their desire to hurt people, of all colors.

Because of the high profile vacations and spending, Americans are now able to see that there is a difference between Left and Right, between how certain media cover the president. Before, it was just "the media" to low-information types. Now, a stark contrast between Left and Right is oozing out of the shadows and into the light.

While this polarization is not existentially good for America, all things considered, it is good for the unaware to become aware that one side is right and the other is wrong. One side tries to be decent, the other deliberately lies. Seeing the polar opposites is beneficial to the country.

Ironically, all Americans can now see that no, not all politicians are alike. Some are juvenile and immature while others are grownups. Some are spending your money while others are trying to give it back to you.

Vive la différence.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 7/14/2014 8:12:53 AM     (No. 9923361)

We don´t have a government what we have nesting in Washington a cabal of misfits from both parties with very few concerned about this once great country.
Ranting and pointing fingers won´t get us anywhere. I´m afraid elections are just going through the motions at this point. The only thing I believe will fix this is all out physical rejection of the deadwood in government and it´s getting to the point at my age that participation and caring are all but gone. I don´t visit here as often because I know what the news will be with this cabal of low IQ lying misfits in the White House with all their scandals. Any other president would have been impeached by now.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/14/2014 8:24:25 AM     (No. 9923375)

The Obama 2012 campaign was calculated to turn off conservative Republicans. They stayed at home.

Suckers.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/14/2014 8:38:56 AM     (No. 9923401)

Obama, his wife and their daughters feel they are entitled to our money. The fact that they get to go on these wonderfully expensive vacations is only what they deserve. The kicker for them is the fact that they can lord it over the rest of us. They have no sense of how it looks because they don´t CARE how it looks. In fact, they actually enjoy shoving it in everyone´s face. They know we are paying for their excess and that makes it even better. They are parasitical hypocrites with an attitude. Do you think they ever feel an inkling gradititude? Heck no, all Michelle can do is complain.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: congar, 7/14/2014 8:45:23 AM     (No. 9923416)

As many Americans struggle from paycheck to paycheck the Obamas take yet another extended 15 day vacation. It gives His Majesty, Barack Obama, a break from berating the hated 1% and collecting millions for his next campaign. No one gives dollar estimates of how much hard earned tax payer money is squandered on each personal holiday anymore. They are measured by the truckloads of cash burnt through.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Analyn, 7/14/2014 8:57:59 AM     (No. 9923446)

#2 There´s never a candidate that pleases everyone 100%, so sometimes you have to vote AGAINST something.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/14/2014 9:21:27 AM     (No. 9923489)

Obama is morphing into Mad King Ludwig. Ludwig commissioned the construction of two lavish palaces and a huge Castle. He spent all the royal revenues on these projects, borrowed extensively, and defied all attempts by his ministers to restrain him. Obama will spend as much as he wishes.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 7/14/2014 9:35:52 AM     (No. 9923521)

I am proud of the first Gay President!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: merc55h, 7/14/2014 9:51:05 AM     (No. 9923557)

If you sit out the vote you forfeit your right to complain. Best approach is to ask yourself "which one of these dip^&*ts will screw up the least?" Then you have your candidate.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: caddyjak, 7/14/2014 9:58:55 AM     (No. 9923568)

By allowing the Obumbles to spend 1.4 billion in personal and campaign spending, the Republican House has proven just how stupid and inept it is!!! All is lost!!!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/14/2014 10:00:35 AM     (No. 9923573)

To expand slightly on #27´s comment: We no longer have a two-party system, and it probably wouldn´t matter much if we did.

Instead, we have the culmination of 50 years´ worth of single-minded effort by a morally deranged minority that has used every weapon in its considerable arsenal to bring about what we see today: the subjugation of every American citizen to an entrenched, unaccountable, and out-of-control imperial bureaucracy.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: starboard, 7/14/2014 10:04:03 AM     (No. 9923581)

Enough of the blame game. In an election someone wins and someone loses. Let´s face it, Obama had a better machine on the ground and a better strategy than Romney. He went negative early and had Romney on defense most of time. Furthermore, with the press in his hip pocket, the outcome was predictable.
Time to move on and pray the GOP learns a thing or two from their past mistakes.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/14/2014 10:12:36 AM     (No. 9923596)

I see the current debasing of this once great country as reaping what we´ve sown. We who are aware and astute to what goes on complain a lot, but somehow God was taken out of public life with but a whimper from us. Our pulpits spewed tolerance and P.C. to "get along". We were careless in who we put up for election. Our media turned against us. Etc. We now must organize, muster interest, rally round the flag, in what appears to be too little too late. Point that finger of blame where it belongs.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/14/2014 10:23:46 AM     (No. 9923618)

When will people (and the PRESS in general) wake up to this man----a great speech giver who has followed through on exactly NONE of his election promises, both times...he could care less about people and is a living example of how you have to break some eggs to make an (Alinsky) omelet. Just heard that ABC news blocked a report by one of their own re: the IRS investigation being led by a woman who gave $6,000 to the campaigns. If it weren´t for Fox and the NET, nothing contrary to Obama would leak out. Howard Sterne complained mightily about Geo. Bush WORKING at the Ranch or Camp David; he says nothing about our golfer/vacationer in chief! Hypocrites!!!!!!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/14/2014 10:24:54 AM     (No. 9923620)

Poster #2 is an IDIOT!!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/14/2014 10:24:57 AM     (No. 9923621)

Here´s our chance to move all his clothes and what not out of the White House- Moochelles and the baby dumplings as well. Lock the doors, hide the planes. That would send a message. Cheaper than impeachment.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: EQKimball, 7/14/2014 11:12:05 AM     (No. 9923716)

Blame each other if you like, but I believe four million Republicans and conservatives did not stay home. Because the Romney GOTV computers suffered a massive crash, it was impossible for his campaign to challenge the results, as it was unable to identify independently who had voted. Lois Lerner would understand.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 7/14/2014 11:16:12 AM     (No. 9923725)

Being the altruistic guy he is maybe he can put up a couple of illegal kids in that monster house he is renting

s/o

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Reply 44 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/14/2014 12:09:49 PM     (No. 9923818)

#1... again show me the numbers that you refer to so blithely that back up your statement that Conservatives did not vote. I´m Conservative and I vote in every election no matter who is running and I always vote against Democrats and their enablers. So does every Conservative, because we are engaged in the process.

I´ve voted for McAmnesty, Dole, Romney and the list of losers goes on. It is about time for the Establishment to look in a mirror to discern the real reasons they keep losing.

That said, I think George W. Bush did a reasonable job and he wasn´t protected by his own Party from the sleazy attacks by the Democrats. That said, here we go again.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/14/2014 1:01:07 PM     (No. 9923928)

Grifters is too soft a term.

It will be interesting to see where they live and vacation after he finally leaves the White House and all the high living that has accompanied his luxury tour.

I don´t believe he will retain enough influence to cause his present high end barnacles to stick around and finance his lifestyle. Even in recent times Penny Pritzker, who was appointed or appointed herself to round up contributors for his presidential library and retirement mansion, appears to have come up empty. Everyone pleading that they were tapped out. And I´ll bet many were simply fleeing.

Once he cannot do anything for anyone, they´ll just be the Obamas, private citizens. What a comeuppance (or maybe letdown is more accurate) that will be. Can´t wait.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/14/2014 1:07:15 PM     (No. 9923939)

Excuse second post, but I jsut read up the thread.

The notion that there must be a perfect candidate in a presidential election or one will sit it out is lame to the max. Irresponsible. It is a vote for the other side. And that helped Obama to win.

No sophistry will serve to erase that truth.

Winners vote their choice in the primary and vote for the Republican nominee in the general. It´s high time we pulled our thumbs out of our mouths and became winners.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/14/2014 3:12:02 PM     (No. 9924127)

It´s gratifying to see so many posters rising up to challenge the didn´t vote/wouldn´t vote/can´t find anyone who inspired me/Romney wasn´t the one/where is the new Reagan/gonna stay home crowd. I´m agreeing with each one of you who said "shame on you".

Here´s to everyone deciding to sweep out the Dems and to clip Obama´s spending/executive action wings in November, even if it means we hold our nose or squench our eyes while we do it. We really are all in this together, friends.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Razorgirl, 7/14/2014 5:12:20 PM     (No. 9924351)

And will there be any Homeland Security buses delivering illegals to the Vineyard? I didn´t think so.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: lencu255, 7/14/2014 5:41:07 PM     (No. 9924405)

why people don´t vote for repubics?
Easy answer: what´s the difference? bush wanted amnesty, bailouts, supported huge deficits, didn´t actually wage war the way it has to be waged, tacitly watched the fascist bureaucracy building up and stifling America!!!
Same strategy is accepted by the rest of repubics - the whole GOP is doing it. What is the difference if we vote in more repubics like mccain, boehner, rubio, graham... They do nothing now, they won´t do nothing then.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/14/2014 5:46:19 PM     (No. 9924414)

Re #50, candidates/presidents have flaws. Ronald Reagan had flaws. There is no perfect candidate/president!!!!!

But how on earth can any thinking person say that Bush (or Romney) were/would have been worse for our dear country than Obama has been?

There isn´t a rationalization on the planet to justify allowing an Obama to become president. Not even just allowing it - facilitating it by not voting. That is the ultimate lo-do. We should know better. Sadly some of us don´t and may never get it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/14/2014 5:48:41 PM     (No. 9924417)

Re last post, "That is the ultimate lo-fo."

I am so steamed I can´t type properly. Maybe a long, drawn out "aaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhh" would suffice.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 7/14/2014 5:51:38 PM     (No. 9924421)

Dead babies washing up on the shore of the Rio Grande and Zero and the family Zero are going on vacation to the Vineyard? Geraldo? Shep? NY Times? Washington Post? Chicago Tribune? Anyone out there?

Imagine President Romney, Bush (either one) or Reagan doing the same thing? (I know it is unimaginable because none of those men would have let this invasion get as far as it has and all of them good men and good Christians whose hearts would be torn open thinking their policies were causing this misery.) The press of course would never comment or begrudge those presidents their well earned vacations. Of course they wouldn´t. NOT!!!!! There would be pictures on the front pages of every news organization showing those precious little babies juxtaposed with pictures of anyone of the those presidents enjoying their vacation with their one percenter friends. You wouldn´t be able to turn on a news program (including Fox)or listen to a radio news story without the comparison of death and the accompanying description of luxurious living at the Vineyard. But with President Zero, nothing to see here. Disgusting.



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Reply 53 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 7/14/2014 7:28:57 PM     (No. 9924546)

I agree with #47. I am 72 years old and have voted in every election for the last 50 years. I wasn´t always happy with my choice but at least my candidate was more conservative than his opponent. I do not understand how someone can stay home just because their perfect candidate didn´t win the primary.

I would have voted for the devil himself over Barack Obama. Look what we have elected... a committed Marxist, a Muslim sympathizer and an anti-American as President. It could not have been worse. My 11 year old grandson would make a better President.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 7/14/2014 7:37:04 PM     (No. 9924557)

#5 - Jarrett owns a house at the Vineyard.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/14/2014 7:48:08 PM     (No. 9924576)

Why does the House of REPRESENTATIVES continue to fund the continual assault on the taxpayers by this perpetually vacationing family???!!!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/14/2014 11:27:41 PM     (No. 9924714)

#5, I´m guessing the extra bathrooms are for guests and for "the help."

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Liberals tend to devote a significant portion of their daily lives to proving how not racist they are. One particularly expedient way of doing this is to declare that something a conservative has said or done is totally racist, and then to place oneself in opposition to the thing that was racist: “See, I’m not a racist!” As result, the List of Things That Are Racist has grown incomprehensibly long. The Free Beacon‘s devotion to public service obligates us to provide this list (not exhaustive by any means) of what liberals do and do not consider to be racist. Things That Are Racist: 1. Talking about Ebola (Salon) - 2. Describing the Hong Kong

Bell Gardens mayor abused
wife for years before she
shot him, lawyer says
Los Angeles Times, by Kate Mather & Richard Winton    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2014 4:26:28 PM     Post Reply
Attorneys representing the wife and children of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo on Thursday described a "difficult and intolerable" home life marred by years of domestic violence that culminated in a fight this week that left the politician dead. (Snip) The mayor punched the teen in the face, prompting his wife to grab Crespo´s handgun and shoot him three times in the upper body, said sheriff´s Lt. Steve Jauch, who is overseeing the investigation. Lyvette Crespo´s attorney, Eber Bayona, told reporters Thursday that her husband´s death was a "very tragic loss for the family." But, he said, his client had long been

Up to 100 possibly exposed to
U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated
Reuters, by Lisa Maria Garza    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2014 2:17:52 PM     Post Reply
Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials said on Thursday. (Snip) CNN reported that a Dallas woman who had a child with Duncan said he had sweated profusely in the bed they shared at her apartment. She said the sheets where he had lain were still on the bed. The woman, whom CNN identified only as "Louisa," is quarantined in the apartment with one of her children, who is 13, and two visiting nephews in their 20s (Health officials described them as relatives

Turkey approves military operations
against ´IS´ in Syria and Iraq
Deutsche Welle [Germany], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2014 2:03:21 PM     Post Reply
Turkey´s parliament voted 298-98 on Thursday in favor of launching military operations across the border in Syria and Iraq, in a bid to combat the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (IS). Despite opposition from two parties, many had viewed passage of the motion as a foregone conclusion. The legislation comes as IS attacks have caused thousands to flee the Syrian town officially known as Ayn al-Arab, but called Kobani by its Kurdish majority population, across the border from Turkey, despite airstrikes by the US-led coalition on the group´s positions in Syria since last week and in Iraq since early August.

Reuters Reporter Dismantles Obama
Administration Spin On ISIL
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 6:10:45 AM     Post Reply
Reuters correspondent Arshad Mohammed caught State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki in a trap with a pointed line of questioning regarding the Obama administration’s knowledge of and response to the rise of ISIL. “Is the basic point you’re trying to make that you–that the administration fully grasped the threat posed by ISIL and took aggressive and effective action to confront that threat from the beginning of the year?” Mohammed asked. “Is that what you’re trying to argue?” “Yes,” Psaki said. “If that’s the case, if your actions were so effective and so aggressive, how is it that since the beginning of the year

CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient
WFAA-TV [Dallas, TX] **, by Janet St. James & Josh Davis *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 5:35:31 AM     Post Reply
Dallas - A patient in a Dallas hospital was confirmed Tuesday to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. (Snip) September 19: The adult patient boards a flight to the U.S. in Liberia after being screened for Ebola symptoms - September 20: The patient arrives in the United States - September 24: Patient shows first symptoms of Ebola - September 26: Patient seeks initial medical care - September 28: Patient admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas - A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokesman said the patient has been in isolation since he arrived on Sunday,

Chris Matthews vs. Ezekiel Emanuel on
Ebola: "Obama Said It Was Unlikely.
It Has Happened. It´s Here"
Real Clear Politics, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 8:46:42 PM     Post Reply
On MSNBC´s Hardball tonight, host Chris Matthews argued with Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel about President Obama saying it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the U.S. "Obama said it was unlikely. It has happened. It´s here," Matthews said. Dr. Emanuel said there is some "fear mongering" going on here, but Matthews said he was just quoting the president and stating facts. Here´s a bit of the argument that lasted nearly ten minutes: Chris Matthews : I´m just trying to follow the logic here. Everybody´s being told, don´t worry unless they have the infectious symptoms, you can see them,

Eric Holder’s exit leaves a
complicated vacuum to fill
Washington Post Writers Group, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 8:34:01 PM     Post Reply
Who’ll be the next attorney general? Washington’s favorite parlor game is filling Cabinet vacancies; I like playing as much as the next pundit. (Keep reading!) Still, the more telling question is: Why are we playing this game at all? Why wasn’t the White House, which knew for months that Eric H. Holder Jr. was itching to leave, ready to roll with a successor? More important, given Holder’s foot inching toward the door, why did it not time this departure more intelligently — rather than having it arrive just before an election and the prospect of Democrats losing control of the Senate?

Oregon pols battle over when to
pull plug on costly ObamaCare website
Fox News, by Dan Springer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 6:03:32 PM     Post Reply
Cover Oregon was supposed to be a shining example of ObamaCare at its best. The state insurance exchange for the state of Oregon received $300 million in federal grants to launch a state-of-the-art website. But it never worked, and not a single Oregonian was able to sign up for health care from start to finish. So now, Oregon is in the process of pulling the plug on the site and switching over to the federal exchange and HealthCare.gov -- but the question is, how quickly they can do it. “We need to move forward and do the best thing for the people of Oregon,” Republican State Sen. Tim Knopp said, “and I think that’s ending Cover Oregon as

Fox News Nabs
Historic Cable Ratings Victory
Hollywood Reporter, by Michael O´Connell    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 5:55:49 PM     Post Reply
From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams´ and Joan Rivers´ sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a decade — even besting USA and ESPN. The average 1.79 million viewers between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, gave FNC its first quarter atop the dial since the Iraq War broke out in 2003. Expanding that block by an hour,

Exclusive: Secret Service missed
man with gun in elevator with Obama
Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 5:49:33 PM     Post Reply
A man with a gun that the Secret Service did not know about rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16. The previously undisclosed breach, confirmed by two sources familiar with the case, raises new questions about the agency´s ability to protect the president. The incident, which took place three days before an intruder jumped a fence and sprinted inside the White House, involved a failure in Secret Service advance work to prevent an armed man from coming into close proximity with Obama while he was visiting the CDC to receive a

U.S. to spend $9 million to
find lawyers for unaccompanied
minorsin nine cities, including Dallas
Dallas Morning News [TX], by Michael Lindenberger    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 4:55:17 PM     Post Reply
Washington - The Obama Administration announced Tuesday that it will pick up the bill for immigration attorneys who will be assigned to unaccompanied children from Central America and elsewhere who are stopped at the U.s. border. Dallas and Houston are two of a handful of cities where the money will be spent, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a phone call to The News Tuesday. The program starts today and will be funded with $9 million between now and the end of the next fiscal year. In all, the funds are estimated to be enough to pay for lawyers for more than 2,600 children.



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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

The Case for Panic
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Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

28 words that Democrats
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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
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Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
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Some Blacks See Secret Service
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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
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White House says it has
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
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Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
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ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

California’s next big political fight:
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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
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Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 10/3/2014 1:37:53 PM     Post Reply
The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

Obama Mocks Fox News
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Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 5:35:04 PM     Post Reply
Thursday while speaking at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, President Barack Obama giggled and raised his arms as he mocked the Fox News Channel for it´s reporting on ObamaCare. Obama said, "There is a reason fewer Republicans, you hear them running around about ObamaCare, cause while good affordable health care might seem like a fanged threat to the freedom of the American people on Fox News it turns out its working pretty well in the real world."


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