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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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The nation’s highest immigration court has found for the first time that women who are victims of severe domestic violence in their home countries can be eligible for asylum in the United States. The decision on Tuesday by the Board of Immigration Appeals in the case of a battered wife from Guatemala resolved nearly two decades of hard-fought legal battles over whether such women could be considered victims of persecution. The ruling could slow the pace of deportations from the Southwest border, because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in the surge this summer

To Defeat Terror, We
Need the World’s Help
New York Times, by John Kerry    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 2:01:57 AM     Post Reply
In a polarized region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of countries, including the United States. What’s needed to confront its nihilistic vision and genocidal agenda is a global coalition using political, humanitarian, economic, law enforcement and intelligence tools to support military force. In addition to its beheadings, crucifixions and other acts of sheer evil, which have killed thousands of innocents in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, including Sunni Muslims whose faith it purports to represent, ISIS (which the United States government calls ISIL,

Stop Dithering, Confront ISIS
New York Times, by John McCain & Lindsey Graham    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 1:46:42 AM     Post Reply
After more than three years, almost 200,000 dead in Syria, the near collapse of Iraq, and the rise of the world’s most sinister terrorist army — the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has conquered vast swaths of both countries — President Obama’s admission this week that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with this threat is startling. It is also dangerous. The president clearly wants to move deliberately and consult with allies and Congress as he considers what to do about ISIS. No one disputes that goal. But the threat ISIS poses only grows over time. It cannot be contained. It must be confronted. This requires a comprehensive strategy,

Girls´ mystery illness possibly
linked to cervical cancer vaccine
Associated Press, by Joshua Goodman & Cesar Garcia    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2014 1:27:23 AM     Post Reply
Bogota, Columbia - A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer. Authorities say they still don’t know what caused more than 200 girls in El Carmen de Bolivar to come down with symptoms (Snip) Some have hinted that the town of 95,000 near Colombia’s Caribbean coast could be experiencing a rare case of mass hysteria. Parents are on edge however because all the girls, ranging in age from 9 to 16, were injected in recent months with Gardasil, an HPV vaccine.

Steubenville rape convict back on
football team: Has culture changed?
Christian Science Monitor, by Stacy Teicher Khadaroo    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 7:47:25 PM     Post Reply
When Steubenville High School’s Big Red football team kicks off its season Thursday night in Ohio, wide receiver Ma’lik Richmond is expected to take to the field. One of two football players convicted of raping a teenage girl in a case that made headlines around the globe, Mr. Richmond served a year in a juvenile detention facility and must register as a sex offender. As he and his teammates suit up, questions loom: What’s the right balance between punishment and having the chance to get back on track in life? Given the images showing crass indifference toward the victim, and the failure by some adults to respond appropriately,

Palestinian leader says
Hamas caused prolonged war
Associated Press, by Mohammed Daraghmeh *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 7:31:54 PM     Post Reply
Ramallah, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs, while Israel´s premier said the end of the war could mark resumption of peace talks with Abbas. Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that it is still early to tell "if the new reality" would allow a political process to resume but said he is examining the possibility. (Snip) Several Egyptian mediated cease-fire attempts during the conflict failed. Hamas eventually accepted almost the same truce offered at the beginning.

State Police Looking For Car
Connected To Threat Against President
Hartford Courant [CT], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 7:09:18 PM     Post Reply
State Police from the Bridgeport and Bethany barracks were working with the U.S. Secret Service Friday to find a silver 2014 Volkswagen Jetta believed to be driven by a man who made a threat against President Obama. State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance confirmed that state police are working with the Secret Service. Vance said he could not provide additional information. The president was scheduled to be in Rhode Island on Friday night for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event at a private home, according to his schedule. He is scheduled to leave Rhode Island later in the evening.

Why is Jimmy Carter
speaking at Muslim convention?
Christian Science Monitor, by Mark Trumbull    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 5:30:20 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Jimmy Carter is scheduled to be the keynote speaker this weekend at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). (Snip) Carter raised eyebrows recently by calling Hamas a legitimate Palestinian political group that Israel and the United States should recognize. Hamas is designated by the US State Department as a terrorist organization, and the group´s founding charter calls for the destruction of Israel. But it’s important to note upfront that ISNA is not Hamas. It’s one of the most prominent umbrella groups representing American Muslims, the vast majority of whom are law-abiding citizens.

Rick Perry serves up
red meat at Koch conference
Politico, by Kenneth P. Vogel    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 5:21:03 PM     Post Reply
Dallas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in a Friday afternoon speech that sounded a lot like presidential red meat, accused President Barack Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority and abdicating national defense at home and abroad. “American leadership is needed now more than ever. Presidential leadership is needed now more than ever,” Perry told nearly 3,000 activists gathered in a hotel ballroom here for a summit organized by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity. Perry scolded Obama for dropping the ball on ISIS, and on border security. “ISIS is not the junior varsity. It is a clear and present danger to

Judge dismisses challenge to
Sen. Thad Cochran´s runoff victory
CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 5:08:47 PM     Post Reply
Jackson, MS - Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will not be allowed to move ahead with a lawsuit challenging Sen. Thad Cochran´s victory in a Republican primary runoff. On Friday, Judge Hollis McGehee dismissed the lawsuit from McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, saying that he had failed to file his challenge on time. Still, McDaniel could appeal the ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court. It took just one day of arguments on the timing of the lawsuit for McGehee to issue a ruling. (Snip) McDaniel will announce Tuesday whether he will appeal the ruling to the Mississippi Supreme Court. McDaniel filed his legal challenge on August 14,

U.S. weapons land in
Lebanon for Islamic State fight:
‘This aircraft is full, chock-full!’
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 1:28:52 PM     Post Reply
A cache of emergency weapons — including M16-A4 assault rifles and anti-tank missiles — was delivered Friday to Lebanon from the United States at Lebanon’s request. “This is just the latest in a series of deliveries that have arrived in the last 36 hours,” said U.S. ambassador David Hale from a Beirut air base, the Associated Press reported. The ambassador added that the U.S. has already provided the Lebanese army with 480 anti-tank guided missiles, mortars and over 1,500 M16-A4 rifles. “This aircraft is full, chock-full!” said Antonio Banchs, defense attache to the U.S. embassy, as he inspected a new shipment of weapons, AP reported.

ISIS posts another brutal beheading video;
UK says terror attack ‘highly likely’
New York Post, by Natalie O´Neill    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/29/2014 1:08:25 PM     Post Reply
Islamic State terrorists posted another brutal video of an apparent beheading to threaten Iraqi Kurdish leaders for helping the U.S., Agence France-Presse reported on Friday. The video, titled “A Message in Blood to the Leaders of the American-Kurdish Alliance,”shows a soldier kneeling in an orange jumpsuit before the sickening murder, AFP reported. It shows a cruel masked killer standing behind the captured fighter before the murder. Two more jihadists hold guns next to him. The disturbing footage come after a video surfaced on Thursday, showing ISIS executing nearly 250 soldiers in Syria.



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´We don´t have a strategy yet´: Obama
stuns Washington by admitting he
is clueless about tackling ISIS

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/29/2014 4:25:33 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said during a Thursday press conference that his administration doesn´t have a plan worked out yet for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria. [Snip] ´What I´ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we´re at than we currently are,´ Obama cautioned. He mentioned four times his intention to seek advice from Capitol Hill before deploying more military assets in the Middle East, likely in response to concerns from members of the House and Senate that he was unconstitutionally freezing them out.

Obama: ‘We Don´t
Have a Strategy Yet’

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Daily Beast, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 4:38:42 PM     Post Reply
In a statement from the White House on Thursday, President Obama addressed the world on fire. ISIS terrorists are losing arms and equipment because of U.S. strikes, Obama said, adding that “our focus right now is to protect American personnel on the ground in Iraq.” However, he also cautioned against rushing in. "I don´t want to put the cart before the horse, we don´t have a strategy yet," he said. The Daily Beast reported that the president asked for a war plan for ISIS in Syria by Friday. On the topic of the slow-motion invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Obama

Pelosi: Women Were ´Starved,´
´Force-Fed,´ ´Could Barely
Speak in Their Homes´

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Cybercast News Service, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/29/2014 9:11:36 AM     Post Reply
Victims then, and victims now: American women were not "given" the right to vote. They had to fight for it, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a conference call on Thursday. "It was a struggle all the way," she said. "Women marched. Women starved. Women were starved. Women were force-fed. Women could barely speak up in their own homes. "Women left their homes to take the message. And it was successful, and the right to vote, again, so precious, so hard fought...We hope women will continue to exercise forcefully, because then all of the issues we care about, whether it´s equal

Burger King’s Bonanza: The media
finally wake up to corporate chicanery

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Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/28/2014 8:05:51 AM     Post Reply
I feel confident in saying that most Americans are disgusted by the perfectly legal practice of U.S. companies avoiding taxes by incorporating in another country. So why does it take a whopper of a story to get the media to pay attention? Burger King, as you know, is moving to buy the Canadian chain Tim Hortons, and this is more about dollars than doughnuts. The hamburger giant plans to move its headquarters to Canada, thereby slashing its Treasury tax bill. The White House doesn’t like it. Democrats don’t like it. The Republicans don’t like it. And, as usual, it doesn’t look like Washington

Obama’s ‘schmoozing’ to
cause holiday travel havoc

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New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/28/2014 5:29:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s plan to schmooze Wall Street honchos at a Westchester fund-raiser Friday is grounding wealthy weekenders who planned to fly to the Hamptons or Nantucket for the Labor Day holiday. The FAA has issued a no-fly warning that extends for most of Friday and all day Saturday through Sunday, grounding seaplanes to East Hampton, Montauk, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. On Friday, Obama will be feted at the home of one of his top bundlers, 32 Advisors’ Robert Wolf, in the aptly-named Purchase, NY, with 250 high-rollers paying up to $32,000 each to bend Obama’s ear. Obama will then fly

Fox’s Ed Henry: Obama’s ‘No Strategy’
Remark a ‘Disaster’ for WH

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 9:49:00 PM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly was incredibly bewildered Thursday night at President Obama‘s comment about having no concrete Syria strategy yet. Ed Henry was very blunt in telling Kelly that this is an unqualified “disaster” for the White House. Henry admitted he was “stunned” that none of his colleagues in the briefing room followed up on that remark of the president’s, especially considering how quickly after the presser the White House jumped right into “damage control mode.” And whereas last night Henry blew Kelly’s mind by telling her Obama would be attending one fundraiser on Friday, he told her tonight that actually, it’s going to

Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News
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People, by Sharon Cotliar    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 8/29/2014 11:01:16 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says she´s stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News – and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents – the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child." Having specialized in feel-good stories of "remarkable people and organizations making a profound

CA Looks To Ban
Confederate Flag

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Human Events, by Johnny Kampis     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 12:58:44 PM     Post Reply
CULLMAN, Ala. — California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.” A bill sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk to ban California from displaying or selling the Confederate flag or objects with images of it. The state’s Legislature passed the bill nearly unanimously last week. Assemblyman Isadore Hall III, D-Compton, introduced the legislation after his mother discovered the Capitol gift shop sold a replica of Confederate money that contained a picture of the flag, according to the L.A. Times. The lone dissenting vote among the 67 cast was from former California GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks. He argued

Why Karl Rove and the GOP
Establishment Will Lose Again

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/29/2014 8:12:45 AM     Post Reply
Karl Rove is at it once again. The so-called “strategist” is again confusing strategy with tactics, and is about to blow easy Senate pickups in Arkansas and North Carolina. This is not merely snatching defeat from the jaws of victory -- this is snatching defeat from the bowels of victory -- in astonishing tone-deaf fashion. There is absolutely no excuse for not winning these two races. So how is the one-time “boy genius” doing this? By running ads attacking Senators Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan from the left. Yes, you heard that right. Rove’s Crossroads GPS PAC is insisting in their latest

It´s coming: Romney for president redux
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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 8/28/2014 12:43:24 PM     Post Reply
The last two Republican candidates for president have been among the weakest GOP candidates in 50 years. Barack Obama presented Mitt Romney with a gift in 2012: A struggling economy, sluggish growth, a paucity of jobs, and a health care law that was extremely unpopular. In what should have been a landslide rejection of Obama´s policies, Romney flubbed it big time and allowed his opponent to define him - and Republicans - in the most unflattering way imaginable. You would have hoped that Romney would have retired from the public arena and kept a low profile as other losers have done in

Captives held by Islamic
State were waterboarded

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Washington Post, by Adam Goldman & Julie Tate    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/28/2014 4:30:40 PM     Post Reply
At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners. James Foley was among the four who were waterboarded several times by Islamic State militants who appeared to model the technique on the CIA’s use of waterboarding to interrogate suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The victims of waterboarding are often strapped down on gurneys or benches while cold water is poured over a cloth covering

‘Significant increase’ in
terror chatter as haunting
anniversary of 9/11 nears

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Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/28/2014 10:15:19 PM     Post Reply
intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears. “We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Blaze. While the intelligence community can not pinpoint whether or not an attack is planned, the official said that agencies “did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks.”


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