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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.)

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.


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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."


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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.


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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.


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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


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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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In a speech yesterday at the American Enterprise Institute, Boehner laid out five steps for rebuilding the American economy: tax reform, lower spending, tort reform, fewer regulations and more charter schools. "If we were to do these five things," he said, "you can reset the economic foundation in America for the next two or three generations and beyond." The singular importance of those five ideas lasted about two minutes, until a questioner asked Boehner if it wasn´t perhaps important to address immigration reform. And while he was at it, would he like to talk about how to fix the housing market?

Kansas Supreme Court removes
Democrat from Senate ballot
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 12:01:31 PM     Post Reply
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday to grant Democrat Chad Taylor’s request to be removed from the Kansas Senate ballot, dealing a blow to Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) chances for reelection this fall as he faces a surging independent candidate. The court’s decision now removes an obstacle from self-funding independent Greg Orman’s path, making Roberts´s reelection race far more complicated and potentially upending the battle for the Senate. Brusied from a bitter GOP primary, polling has shown Roberts was vulnerable in a matchup, but still competitive. But with Taylor out of the race, polling has shown Orman

Egyptian jihadist group beheads Beduin
man alleged to have spied for Israel
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Yasser Okbi & Maariv Hashavua    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 11:52:01 AM     Post Reply
An Egyptian jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaida beheaded a Beduin resident of the Sinai Peninsula for allegedly collaborating with Israel, it was announced on Friday. According to Egyptian defense sources, the group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis executed the man, 35, whose headless body was found on Friday by residents of the Sinai village of Al-Qaria, just south of the city of Sheikh Zayed. The victim was abducted two weeks ago by the organization, which sought to coerce him to confess his membership with Mossad, Egyptian sources said. In recent days, 10 Beduin have been executed by beheading.

How attorney general hopes to mend
relations between police and communities
Christian Science Monitor, by Jacob Axelrad    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 11:40:15 AM     Post Reply
US Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities. Mr. Holder the program will be funded by a $4.75 million grant that will be used to study racial profiling in police arrests in five US cities over the course of three years. These cities, which have yet to be identified, will serve as a testing ground for improving relations between police and citizens in communities across the country, he sais. The program, titled the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, is being implemented following the rioting and civil

Girl was bait to try to catch boy ‘in
the act,’ sexual harassment lawsuit says
Christian Science Monitor, by Stacy Teicher Khadaroo    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 11:25:16 AM     Post Reply
A civil lawsuit working its way through the federal appeals process alleges that a 14-year-old middle school girl was raped after school officials used her as bait to try to catch a male student “in the act” after she reported his sexual harassment. (Snip) When the girl told a teacher’s aide that a boy had been harassing her and asking her to meet him in the bathroom for sex, the aide suggested she meet him so that school officials could then go in to witness and stop the harassment, the lawsuit says. But after alerting an assistant principal to the plan, the aide wasn’t quick enough to find officials willing to step into the bathroom, and by the

Clinton Shifts to Domestic Issues,
With a Focus on Women
New York Times, by Amy Chozick    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 3:47:31 AM     Post Reply
Washington - Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent the past several months discussing her foreign policy record as secretary of state, but on Thursday she officially dived back in to kitchen table issues during a panel discussion about equal pay for women, affordable child care and paid sick leave. “The difference women and men face in getting the kinds of jobs that will provide the kind of income they need for themselves and their families is roiling beneath the surface of the political debates,” Mrs. Clinton said. The pivot to domestic issues comes as Mrs. Clinton contemplates another run for president

First person to buy iPhone 6 in
Perth immediately drops it live on TV
Daily Mirror [UK], by Mikey Smith    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 3:38:25 AM     Post Reply
The first person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, immediately dropped it onto a concrete floor on live TV. Early adopter Jack Cooksey was being interviewed outside Perth´s Apple Store by a morning television reporter, eager to show the world one of the first of the new iPhones in the wild. But such was his excitement, he opened the box a little too vigorously, and the costly device slipped out and onto the pavement. It didn´t seem to be damaged, and Jack said "It's all good" - but it hit the ground with such force it's hard to imagine it escaping without a scratch, at least. Jack told the Perth Sunday Times, "I dropped

Bright fireball seen over the US
´most likely a Russian spy satellite´
Independent [UK], by Natasha Culzac    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 3:31:55 AM     Post Reply
A bright fireball that flashed across the night sky in the US earlier this month was more than likely a Russian spy satellite falling from orbit, meteorologists say. As it flew over the Rockies at roughly 10.30pm on 2 September (UTC: 3 September at 4.25am), 38 people reported witnessing the “slowest and brightest” meteor shower they’d ever seen. However, not all is as it appears, after Mike Hankey, the American Meteor Society’s Operations Manager explains that it was probably pieces of a spy satellite that had fallen from orbit and had broken up over Colorado and Wyoming – something the Russians deny.

Beckel: Expect ´October Surprise´
on Nat´l Security
Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 3:13:34 AM     Post Reply
Former Walter Mondale campaign manager and Fox News contributor, Bob Beckel, said he “would expect an October surprise” in the upcoming elections on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Five.” “I would expect an October surprise. I´m telling you. I think I know what it is, I´m not going to say anything, I think I know what it is, but it is going to shake things up...it’s going to have to do with national security” he predicted. Beckel also expressed surprise that “for once the Republicans have not figured out how to screw things up with bad messages, they seem to me to be fairly disciplined.”

US: Iran is welcome to
participate in UN meeting on Iraq
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Michael Wilner    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 3:06:33 AM     Post Reply
New York - Iran is welcome to sit in on a discussion at the United Nations on Friday on counter-terrorism efforts in Iraq, to be chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, a senior Obama administration official said on Thursday night. The official said that Islamic State was a topic of conversation on the sidelines of talks between the US and Iranian delegations in New York, which met for two days privately to negotiate over Iran´s nuclear program. The talks will widen over the weekend to include the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany. Asked whether they expect to participate, the official said the decision is for Iran to

Judge Accused of Assaulting
Wife Is Urged to Resign
New York Times, by Alan Blinder & Campbell Robertson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/19/2014 2:58:14 AM     Post Reply
Atlanta - The message from a furious public to the National Football League over the past few weeks has been clear: Charges of domestic violence should have serious consequences. But in a sign that the outrage has expanded, a federal judge in Alabama on Thursday faced abrupt and potent pressure to resign after he was charged with striking his wife last month at a luxury hotel here. Although District Court Judge Mark E. Fuller of the Middle District of Alabama was arrested and charged with battery in early August, it was only this week that several of his state’s top political figures demanded in rapid succession that he leave the

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Posted By: JoniTx- 9/17/2014 8:56:27 PM     Post Reply
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Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 10:49:59 AM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martoski    Original Article
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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
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Washington Post, by Craig Whitlock    Original Article
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New York Daily News, by Beth Stebner    Original Article
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NBC News, by Kasie Hunt    Original Article
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Washington Post, by Nia-Malika Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/19/2014 5:06:33 AM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by John Hall    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 9/17/2014 8:10:03 PM     Post Reply
A village of just 1,000 residents in Switzerland has been forced to raise taxes because an African refugee and her seven children cost the local authority £40,000 in benefits every month. Hagenbuch, in the Swiss canton of Zurich, is understood to be spending close to a third of its total annual budget on the family after they arrived from Eritrea in East Africa three years ago. The massive benefits bill covers day-to-day living expenses such as groceries and cleaning costs, as well as paying for four of the woman´s children to be housed in an orphanage and even bills for

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Kingwood Observer (Houston, TX), by Staff    Original Article
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee.(snip) The Congresswoman released the following statement: “The bloodshed at the hands of ISIL has been enormous. Religious minorities have been persecuted. American and British citizens have been beheaded. There is a further threat of other innocent human beings to be beheaded or killed in some way. It is also clear that a war including the United States is not the answer. I abhor the violence of war when diplomacy can be used.

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