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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Yeah I live in a city that has had at or near double-digit unemployment since well before Obama was President and I didn't hear too many people outraged when Bush was in Texas so often and so long they came up with a "western White House" logo to disguise to the gullible that he was an absentee President so please spare me the feigned outrage and double-dog eye-rolls.
    That's not the point. The point is that a lot of the American people are still hurting, and here's this guy going on expensive vacations, having lavish parties with celebrities, etc.

    BTW, most of the "costs" of a Presidential vacation would not be saved by him not going because the same people would still be working somewhere else doing something else while he sat in the Oval Office.
    He could always take cheaper vacations.

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    When Nixon resigned he hired his own security and sent his Secret Service detail to the unemployment line.
    You or somebody made this crap up. That is, unless Nixon had a slush fund to cover 24/365 security,
    because he sure as hell couldn't afford it out of his investments and pensions, at least as of 1973.

    I did read shortly after his death was that he dispensed with SS protection a few years before his death.
    There was no mention of hiring private security, though.



    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Funny,when Republican Presidents took a vacation, Nixon had his house in San Clemente, Ford had Palm Springs, Reagan had his ranch near Santa Barbara, G.H Bush owned a large home where all the rich people live and G.W. Bush had his ranch in Texas.
    So?



    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Clinton during his entire adult life never owned a home until after his last term as President. I hear that the Sheriff had to evict Clinton from the Arkansas Governor's mansion because he didn't have a home to go too after being Governor.
    Hillary had a high-powered lawyer job, so they could certainly have afforded a house,
    so this is sure to be more teabagger bull****.



    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Another thing I noticed about Republican Presidents compared to Democrat Presidents. Democrats when they come to the Left Coast and come to La La Land to pick up cash from the liberal elite, they always have Air Force One land at LAX screwing up thousands of travelers schedules and disrupting millions of people lives with closed roads, business losing millions of dollars because the roads are closed, etc. And if Obama is on the West Side and you live on the West Side you have to show ID to get to your house. But you don't have to show ID to vote.

    Whereas Republicans being Cn'C always used military airfields when they came to L.A.

    Nixon always used El Toro MCAS.
    Ford, Reagan, both Bush's always used March AFB.
    No commercial flights delayed, no streets closed, nobody lives interrupted.
    And you never had to show ID to get home if a Republican was in town.
    I don't think this is much of a problem. Really I don't.

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't drink anybody's Kool Aid. Just because you switched flavors doesn't make it better for you.
    Well, that sounds all very clear [ water tasting and colored kool-aid perhaps?], so got something of substance you want to trade sources on, see who has the better? Or is this all talk?
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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    What are you talking about? Clinton DUMPED Socks in favor of.... grrrrrr.... "Buddy".
    Clinton? Who is Clinton? Never heard of him.

    When will they ever learn?

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Criticism fair or unfair of the president is to be expected here and on just about every other forum, but there is no need to call Malia and Natasha spoiled or brats. There is not justification for it, not even partisan nonsense.

    And FYI, George W. Bush visited Africa twice. George W. Bush visited:

    Mexico, Canada, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Italy, Kosovo, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, China, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Vatican City, Canada, Mexico, Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Romania, Portugal, United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, France, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, Nigeria, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Iraq, Mexico, Italy, Vatican City, France, Ireland, Turkey, Chile, Colombia, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia, Vatican City, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia, Georgia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Japan, Republic of Korea, China, Mongolia, Ireland, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Mexico, Iraq, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Russia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Estonia, Latvia, Jordan, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Italy, Vatican City, Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, Iraq, Australia, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Liberia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, Russia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Vatican City, France, United Kingdom, Japan, Republic of Korea, Thailand, China, Peru, Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Please pick out which were family vacations where Laura and daughters Barbara and Jenna were on ?

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Please pick out which were family vacations where Laura and daughters Barbara and Jenna were on ?
    I wasn't aware that the Bush family had 2 underage children like Obama had when he came into office. Last time I heard they were adults (18 year or older) when Bush became president. The girls were studying by that time so please don't make the ridiculous comparison to compare Bush's situation to Obama's.

    Mrs. Bush has traveled to all 50 States and more than 75 countries. She has made five trips to Africa alone in support of President Bush's life-saving global health initiatives, including the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In visits to 10 of the 15 countries targeted by the PMI and 12 of the 15 PEPFAR countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, she witnessed first-hand the success of these historic commitments.
    Laura Bush and her daughters, Barbara and Jenna, traveled to Africa in 2007, where they went on safari. Yet her trip was regarded as an "official" visit and included several public events.
    Obama isn't doing anything different than previous presidents, including George W. Bush.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    I don't disagree with any of that but we're talking about a tremendous difference in cost.

    I don't expect him to stay in a Motel 6 but it wouldn't kill Pres. Obama to consider cost when he takes his personal trips.

    I personally feel POTUS should be forced to take all vacations within driving distance of military bases to alleviate costs.
    How is Obama's trip to Martha's Vineyard tremendously more expensive than Midand, Texas?
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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    How is Obama's trip to Martha's Vineyard tremendously more expensive than Midand, Texas?
    Obviously you don't know anything about Martha's Vineyard. It's an island for one thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha's_Vineyard

    Martha's Vineyard (Wampanoag: Noepe) is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island, which until 2007 was part of the same land mass before becoming detached by a storm.

    Often called just "The Vineyard," the island has a land area of 100 square miles (260 km2). It is the 58th largest island in the United States and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States. It is also the largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States.
    It is located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as a part of Dukes County, which also includes Cuttyhunk, as well as the island of Nomans Land, which is a US Wildlife preserve, and was a US Naval practice bombing range until 1996. The Vineyard was also home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language, Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL), developed on the island.

    The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents;[1] however, the summer population can swell to over 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard’s 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.[2]
    Martha's Vineyard is primarily known as a summer colony, and is accessible only by boat and air. However, its year-round population has grown considerably since the 1960s.[3][4]

    A study by the Martha's Vineyard Commission found that the cost of living on the island is 60 percent higher than the national average and housing prices are 96 percent higher.[5] A study of housing needs by the Commission found that the average weekly wage on Martha's Vineyard was “71 per cent of the state average, the median home price was 54 per cent above the state’s and the median rent exceeded the state’s by 17 per cent.”[6]
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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Please pick out which were family vacations where Laura and daughters Barbara and Jenna were on ?
    That's what I don't get. If Air Force One is going there anyway and there's a vacant seat, I can't see how that's soaking the taxpayers. Sending a separate plane, maybe but traveling with the President is close to no extra costs. Secret Service is going to be with them in whether in DC or Africa. So the cost of a few extra hotel rooms? Meanwhile each family member serves a type of ambassador helping to build a positive American image to people who uniquely identify with them. I ave absolutely no probes with the president bringing his family on official trips overseas, in fact I support it.
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    Re: What Sequester? First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Obviously you don't know anything about Martha's Vineyard. It's an island for one thing.

    Martha's Vineyard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    No. I just was thinking a few hundred miles vs a few thousand miles to Texas. Just saw they have an airport there so I imagine its just like going to any American location via air travel. It's doesnt cost any more to fly over water than it does land.
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