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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    He not working when he IS on the job. [Stating the obvious]
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't begrudge anyone vacation time, particularly when they are in high-pressured jobs. When I was working, I made sure I took every last day I was entitled to take and whenever anyone commented on it - I was entitled to a lot of vacation time - I simple told them not to be jealous or stupid and worry about their own vacation and make sure they take all of it because nobody gives you a medal for sacrificing your mental and physical health.

    That said, I think it's a little disingenuous to compare Bush vacations to Obama's in that if I'm not mistaken Bush took all of his vacation time either at his home in Texas or at his family's compound in Maine. Has Obama spent a day at his home in Chicago since he entered the White House? And what is with the need of liberals to hob-knob with the wealthy when they vacation? The Clinton's leeched off the well to do in Martha's Vineyard too, didn't they?

    Anyway, as has been mentioned already, most every conservative I know believes your country would be much better off if Obama took the next 2 and a half years off vacationing and on the golf course.
    Hey CJ, why does where matter? Surely not for cost. Lodging cost has to be the smallest component of the cost of a presidential vacation.
    I really don't see where as much of an issue to be honest.

    That aside I agree. Time away from work is necessary. People who don't take vacations simply aren't as productive. My employer demands that we take all the vacation we have coming to us every year. It's possible to roll over unused vacation but it's really frowned on.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Hey CJ, why does where matter? Surely not for cost. Lodging cost has to be the smallest component of the cost of a presidential vacation.
    I really don't see where as much of an issue to be honest.

    That aside I agree. Time away from work is necessary. People who don't take vacations simply aren't as productive. My employer demands that we take all the vacation we have coming to us every year. It's possible to roll over unused vacation but it's really frowned on.
    Good evening Gaius,

    I suppose it really doesn't matter, in the big scheme of things. I just think that it's easier to set up the "Crawford" White House for frequent home visits and the Secret Service would have an easier time with going to the same place all the time. But people are entitled to enjoy their time away however they choose.

    Personally, I'm pretty much a home-body like President Bush seems to be - I think lots of conservatives are much the same way. Some may consider that unadventurous, but I just consider it being comfortable with what I know and enjoy.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Well, our Liberal government here in Ontario, Canada prorogued Provincial Parliament in mid-July for the "summer recess", with a resumption of Parliament scheduled for late October. Pikers in Washington are only taking a month.
    That's because there are so many things that need to be tackled that they need to get back here so they don't get done! It's not officially not getting done unless they're at work. They care about us, you see!

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good evening Gaius,

    Personally, I'm pretty much a home-body like President Bush seems to be - I think lots of conservatives are much the same way. Some may consider that unadventurous, but I just consider it being comfortable with what I know and enjoy.
    Evening CJ.

    You and me both. Now that my missus and I are both on the far side of 50 we tend to stay home a lot more. Prefer to have a couple of close friends or family drop by on weekends than go somewhere. Still lots of places in the world the world I want to see but for the time being I'm content going to Indianapolis every couple of months to see my daughter.
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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    I wish he would take a 2 1/2 year vacation.



    "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride."

    Obama will start a real vacation in 2017 when another Democrat move in to the White House.

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    All Presidents takes lots of time off - if you can even call it off, most of them are probably closer to working vacations. Obama's predecessor was on vacation at least twice as much according to the article. I don't begrudge any of them a single minute of it. It's got to be an uber stressful job. I
    do not want an overly stressed person driving the boat.



    Or exercising control over the USA's massive nuclear arsenal.

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm pretty sure Obama has played more golf this year than Tiger Woods.



    I'm pretty sure that you're wrong.

    Tiger Woods job is playing golf.

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

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    We all know the Libbos weren't nearly as understanding when Bush was president.



    The righties support their people , and the lefties support their people.

    That's the way that it works all over this planet.

    It's been that way for a long time and it's not going to change anytime soon..

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    Re: Obama's vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't begrudge anyone vacation time, particularly when they are in high-pressured jobs. When I was working, I made sure I took every last day I was entitled to take and whenever anyone commented on it - I was entitled to a lot of vacation time - I simple told them not to be jealous or stupid and worry about their own vacation and make sure they take all of it because nobody gives you a medal for sacrificing your mental and physical health.

    That said, I think it's a little disingenuous to compare Bush vacations to Obama's in that if I'm not mistaken Bush took all of his vacation time either at his home in Texas or at his family's compound in Maine. Has Obama spent a day at his home in Chicago since he entered the White House? And what is with the need of liberals to hob-knob with the wealthy when they vacation? The Clinton's leeched off the well to do in Martha's Vineyard too, didn't they?

    Anyway, as has been mentioned already, most every conservative I know believes your country would be much better off if Obama took the next 2 and a half years off vacationing and on the golf course.



    Those are the same people who managed to lose the last two presidential elections and are very unlikely to win the next one.

    IOW: they're losers.




    Just telling it like it is.

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