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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is still a $4 million vacation and the taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Are you saying the idea wasn't Obama's?
    Dude, all Presidents go on vacation. Obama does, and Hillary will too, once we elect her instead of the next bit of total deadwood that the Republicans trot out. Are you meanwhile blaming Obama for a lack of foresight in having been born in Hawaii? Does he have less of a right to vacation in Hawaii than Nixon or Reagan did in California? The costs of having any President include travel and security among lots of other things. Obama happens to be way down the list when it comes to vacation time in office. He's not somehow living high on the hog at taxpayer expense. Partisans are merely acting like jerks over what's entirely typical and ordinary.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    So the middle class is growing as a result of those 5 million jobs Obama created, not shrinking, and there is then no need for tax cuts.

    Full steam ahead as, once again, Barrack H. Obama has solved the problem.
    Why do you want to punish success?

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Fairy godmothers and magic wands are the stuff of chidren's fairy tales.
    I will take that as a concession

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is still a $4 million vacation and the taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Are you saying the idea wasn't Obama's?
    its amazing that people who constantly whine about the rich are so quick to worship their dem masters who became rich through government rather than creating anything of value

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Sounds like a bargain. According to Glenn Beck, having a president costs $1.4 billion per year. That's close to $4 million per day. If it's only costing $4 million for 20 days for him to go on vacation, he should vacation more.
    I think that's an excellent idea.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Dude, all Presidents go on vacation. Obama does, and Hillary will too, once we elect her instead of the next bit of total deadwood that the Republicans trot out. Are you meanwhile blaming Obama for a lack of foresight in having been born in Hawaii? Does he have less of a right to vacation in Hawaii than Nixon or Reagan did in California? The costs of having any President include travel and security among lots of other things. Obama happens to be way down the list when it comes to vacation time in office. He's not somehow living high on the hog at taxpayer expense. Partisans are merely acting like jerks over what's entirely typical and ordinary.
    Yes, you're right. He's been working very hard and deserves a holiday. It must be difficult running solar power companies, automobile companies and the United States of America, all at the same time. I hope he doesn't stay away to long. The economy, and the country, needs him.

    Michele too. People will probably a lot of gain weight while she's gone.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its amazing that people who constantly whine about the rich are so quick to worship their dem masters who became rich through government rather than creating anything of value
    You seem to be overlooking Barrack Obama's record of ....hmmm.

    Didn't he organize a community once?

    Barrack Obama has proved the old saying that anyone can grow up to be president and taken it a step further to the point where no qualifications at all are really necessary. And anyone who shows interest in his qualifications, or his past, is shouted down and branded a racist.

    Obama has lowered the bar so low that it hardly leaves a shadow. No person could limbo under the bar he set.

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Why do you want to punish success?
    Hey, I don't want to punish success. Success now appears to be in the eye of the beholder so if you believe Obama is doing a great job then why should I trouble you with any realities?

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its amazing that people who constantly whine about the rich are so quick to worship their dem masters who became rich through government rather than creating anything of value
    Then there are those of us who think "public servants" should be just that. But, then there are those of YOU, who think they should be able to profit off the public dime. Go figure huh?

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    Re: Obama Plans 20-day, $4 million Vacation

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    its amazing that people who constantly whine about the rich are so quick to worship their dem masters who became rich through government rather than creating anything of value
    As a Senator, Gore began to craft the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991 (commonly referred to as "The Gore Bill"[5]) after hearing the 1988 report Toward a National Research Network[6] submitted to Congress by a group chaired by UCLA professor of computer science, Leonard Kleinrock, one of the central creators of the ARPANET (the ARPANET, first deployed by Kleinrock and others in 1969, is the predecessor of the Internet).[7]
    Indeed, Kleinrock would later credit both Gore and the Gore Bill as a critical moment in Internet history:
    A second development occurred around this time, namely, then-Senator Al Gore, a strong and knowledgeable proponent of the Internet, promoted legislation that resulted in President George H.W Bush signing the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991. This Act allocated $600 million for high performance computing and for the creation of the National Research and Education Network [13–14]. The NREN brought together industry, academia and government in a joint effort to accelerate the development and deployment of gigabit/sec networking.[8]
    The bill was passed on Dec. 9, 1991 and led to the National Information Infrastructure (NII)[9] which Gore referred to as the "information superhighway". President George H. W. Bush predicted that the bill would help "unlock the secrets of DNA," open up foreign markets to free trade, and a promise of cooperation between government, academia, and industry.[10]
    Prior to its passage, Gore discussed the basics of the bill in an article for the September 1991 issue of Scientific American entitled Scientific American presents the September 1991 Single Copy Issue: Communications, Computers, and Networks. His essay, "Infrastructure for the Global Village", commented on the lack of network access described above and argued: "Rather than holding back, the U.S. should lead by building the information infrastructure, essential if all Americans are to gain access to this transforming technology"[11] [...] "high speed networks must be built that tie together millions of computers, providing capabilities that we cannot even imagine."[12]
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    Plaque commemorating the creation of the Mosaic web browser.
    Perhaps one of the most important results of the Gore Bill was the development of Mosaic in 1993.[13][14] This World Wide Web browser is credited by most scholars as beginning the Internet boom of the 1990s:
    Gore's legislation also helped fund the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, where a team of programmers, including Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, created the Mosaic Web browser, the commercial Internet's technological springboard. 'If it had been left to private industry, it wouldn't have happened,' Andreessen says of Gore's bill, 'at least, not until years later.'[15]
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    Al Gore and information technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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