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tuk tuk Joe

First Dog....

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First dog Bo is airlifted to Obama holiday home When President Barack Obama goes on holiday to the seaside things can get complicated.

 

Rooms have to be found for dozens of Secret Service agents, someone has to carry a selection of presidential basketballs, and of course the family dog needs his own state-of-the-art aircraft.

 

Arriving in the idyllic coastal retreat of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, Mr Obama left behind him in Washington DC high profile debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care reforms. Instead, he will spend the next eight days playing golf, going to the beach, and buying books from the Bunch of Grapes bookstore.

In the air he swapped his suit and tie for khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves, while Mrs Obama wore a yellow-and-white summer dress.

 

Bo, the president's Portuguese Water Dog, arrived separately on one of two MV-22 Ospreys, a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane.

It was the first time the Ospreys have been taken on holiday by a US president.

More than 70 hotel rooms, each costing up to $345 (£220) a night, have been booked out for Secret Service agents, who took charge of luggage including two large mesh bags full of basketballs.

 

The Obamas are staying in Chilmark on the western tip of the island, an area that is dotted with multi-million dollar homes. The neighbours include actor Ted Danson and the singer Carly Simon.

 

On several previous visits the Obamas had stayed at the 28-acre Blue Heron Farm, but it has since been sold to Britain's most celebrated architect, Baron Foster of Thames Bank.

The president has therefore had to downsize to a $7.6 million, 5,000-square foot retreat on nine acres which is owned by a businessman friend from Chicago. It includes a basketball court.

 

As a result Mr Obama will be staying closer to public roads which will have to be closed as his motorcade heads for the golf course or bookshop.

The Martha's Vineyard Times newspaper warned residents to expect "extraordinary and lengthy up-island detours". Local officials also emailed residents, saying: "Anyone aggrieved by this closing should email or call the White House."

 

Jay Carney, White House spokesman, said: "Obviously, when you're President of the United States, you carry a little baggage when you travel. And that's true whether it's on a summit, international meeting, a domestic trip, or for a vacation. I know he's looking forward very much to some down time with his family. I'm sure he'll see some friends."

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10236302/First-dog-Bo-is-airlifted-to-Obama-holiday-home.html

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For many, an obsession with Presidential vacation time, and Matt Drudge leading with headlines about the "airlifting" of Presidential pets, began on January 20, 2009...

 

"What if one of his daughters had a hamster? Would a hamster get its own Osprey helicopter?"

 

Just Imagine...

 

 

 

 

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As of Aug. 13, 2013, Obama is on his 15th vacation trip, covering all or part of 96 days total. He's spending this vacation in Martha's Vineyard with his family.

 

At the same point in his presidency — Aug. 13, 2005 — George W. Bush had made 51 visits to his ranch in tiny Crawford, Texas, totaling all or part of 335 days. (Note: Bush sometimes used the property to host world leaders.)

 

Bush also traveled seven times to his family’s oceanside compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, covering all or part of 26 days — bringing his total number of vacation days at this point in his presidency to 349 days. (335+26 doesn’t = 349, but remember the “all or part of” caveat.)

 

What about former President Bill Clinton? At this point in his second term, he had taken 11 vacations covering all or part of 84 days.

“The trips were mostly to Martha’s Vineyard or Jackson Hole, WY. Though he also spent a few days in Hilton Head for New Year’s and then to the Virgin Islands for a few days,” Knoller said in an email.

 

And former President Ronald Reagan? At this point in his second term he had made 29 trips to his ranch in California, spanning all or part of 180 days.

 

None of these figures includes visits to Camp David, the presidential retreat outside Washington, which Knoller does not consider vacation.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/-obama%E2%80%99s-vacations-and-golfing-by-the-numbers--165241111.html

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When I look at those graphs I see this

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Poor Joe needs a better sock.

So the bush is the standard? :blink: Well Obummed still has three years left so I wouldn't count him out just yet D'ipshit.... :lol:

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So the bush is the standard? :blink: Well Obummed still has three years left so I wouldn't count him out just yet D'ipshit.... :lol:

Ya needs some serious help in the insult dept. And Bush isn't the standard, he is the saluting finger in the graphs. In your thread, which makes you so Obummed.

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Obama is less of a drain on the federal budget when he's on vacation. He can take as much time as he wants.

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Watch out. First the White House, then getting dogs... any idiot knows what is next!

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I think GW set the standard here.....hard to beat him and Raygun......

 

But black people aren't supposed to relax except on sunday...maybe....

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After listening this numbskull who can't understand why he got bumped by a story about a Portuguese Water Dog? The dog could probably beat him in a game of checkers.

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Umm that chart is off- bush spent 1000 days on vacation costing the us taxpayer hundreds of millions of dollars. He decided to go on vacation rather than read and react to he NIE "Osama bin Laden determined to attack within America" briefing an act that cost hundreds of billions of dollars.

 

Bush's tab dwarfs that of Obama's.

 

Poor yuk yuk - facts have a liberal bias..

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at least they didn't hold an umbrella, like some kind of uniformed Mary Friggin Poppins.

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should have used it for target practice.....

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should have used it for target practice.....

Gosh you are a total douche bag. And a cunt. and an asshole. And am imbecile. And a moron. and a total fuck stain. Did I miss any?

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Holy fuck...how can you value somebody's decisions and opinions when you find out this is the stuff that drives them...

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I think GW set the standard here.....hard to beat him and Raygun......

 

But black people aren't supposed to relax except on sunday...maybe....

 

You and Sol are so predictable with your endless supply of race cards.

 

It really is pathetic.

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